Weatherford High School

March 27 - April 2, 2016

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AP English Practice Exam

Monday, March 28, from 5:30-9:15 in the cafeteria.

This Week's Mega Lunch Guest Speaker: Samuel Pietsch

Samuel Pietsch, a senior at UT Dallas

Date: Wednesday, March 30th

Topic: Drones


Location: Auditorium

Time: 10:41-11:20 AM


The talk will concern how drone strikes have evolved from when the United States first started using them as a counter-terrorism tool and will cover the arguments for and against the use of drone strikes


“Most of my adult life has been shaped by speech and debate. I was on my debate team for all four years in high school. Before I graduated I was ranked among the top fifty extemporaneous speakers in the country and was part of a public forum team that was also ranked in the top fifty nationally. Both of these activities required me to cultivate extensive knowledge on a variety of domestic and international issues such as the issues of drone strikes that I will be discussing at Weatherford High School.”

Juniors & Seniors- Save the Date! March 31st College Day

On March 31st, juniors and seniors who do not have to take the English EOC test are encouraged to take the day off to visit a campus of your choice. Weatherford College will not be seeing students on that day, so make plans to go visit another campus. Make sure you call ahead to the campus that you would like to visit and set up a time with the college.


Here are some colleges and phone numbers to set up a visit, however, you may select a college or university not on the list below.

Abilene Christian University 800-460-6228www.acu.edu

Baylor University 254-710-3435www.baylor.edu

Brookhaven College 972-860-4883www.brookhavencollege.edu

Cisco College 254-442-5132www.cisco.edu

Collin College 972-548-6710www.collin.edu

Hardin Simmons University 325-670-1000www.hsutx.edu

McMurry University 325-793-4700www.mcm.edu

Midwestern State University 940-397-4000www.mwsu.edu

North Lake College 972-273-3000www.northlakecollege.edu

Ranger College 254-647-3234www.rangercollege.edu

Richland College 972-238-6100www.richlandcollege.edu

Southern Methodist University 214-768-2000www.smu.edu

Tarleton State 254-968-9000www.tarleton.edu

Tarrant County College817-515-8223www.tccd.edu

Texas A&M University 979-845-3211www.tamu.edu

Texas Christian University 817-257-7000www.tcu.edu

Texas Woman’s University 940-898-2000www.twu.edu

University of North Texas 940-565-2000www.unt.edu

University of Texas 512-471-3434www.utexas.edu

University of Texas at Arlington 817-272-2011www.uta.edu

University of Texas at Dallas 972-883-2111www.utdallas.edu

University of Texas Tech 806-742-2011www.ttu.edu

News from the Blue Belles

Blue Belles 35th Anniversary Spring Show

April 8 & 9, 2016 7 PM

WHS Durant Auditorium

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.


Forever Belle Reception celebrating 35 years of tradition

April 9, 2016 5:00-6:30 PM

WHS Cafeteria


There is additional information for Forevers on the Weatherford Blue Belle Facebook page.

Arena Scheduling Informational Meetings

Parent/Student Meeting – April 4 @ 6:00 PM in WHS Cafeteria

(open to any 8th – 11th grade parent or student)

Junior Meeting – April 5 during Mega Lunch

Sophomore Meeting – April 6 during Mega Lunch

#LIUB - Light It Up Blue is April 1st!

This week we celebrate #LIUB (Light it Up Blue) This is a day that is designated to raise awareness for those with Autism. Normally, this is done on April 2nd, 2016 but because that falls on a weekend we will be wearing blue this Friday, April 1st. For more information check out….https://www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/three-easy-ways-get-involved-world-autism-awareness-day. Be listening for announcements and watch for displays to learn more!

P.A.L.S. Applications Available

Applications for the Peer Assistance Leadership Class are now available in Mrs. Yarbrough's room, J 202.

AP U.S. History Students May Sign Up for the Practice Exam: Saturday, April 2, 2016

Weatherford Kangaroos Reusable Water Bottles on Sale for $5.00

Our very own WHS Green Team has such a heart for reducing our carbon footprint. We have added 4 water fountain filtration systems to the building.


Student Council is selling reusable water bottles for $5.00 to help with the cost of these additions to the building. Get one before they sell out. You can purchase one from Mrs. Barnes or in the front office. We will also be selling them at Mega Lunch.

UNICEF Tap Project

How long can you go without water? Millions of children around the world have to go several days.


How long could you go without something far less vital... like your phone?
During the month of March, you can help provide water to children in need, by just setting your phone down.


Visit tap.unicefusa.org for more information!

Senior 2016 Information Webpage

Please click here to visit our Senior 2016 Information webpage! It is full of vital information as we head in to the last few months of your time at WHS. If you have any questions regarding graduation, transition to post-secondary, or any other topics related to being a senior, please contact your counselor through email or by phone.


Pat Hartnett 817-598-2858 x3520 phartnet@weatherfordisd.com

Virginia Lott 817-598-2858 x3519 vlott@weatherfordisd.com

Elizabeth Ward 817-598-2858 x3521 eward@weatherfordisd.com

Morgan Melde 817-598-2858 x3522 mmelde@weatherfordisd.com

Senior Decisions After Graduation

The following students have been accepted to and have made decisions to further their studies at the following locations:


Alvarado, Brittany – University of Alabama

Bailey, Brittany – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Black, Baylee – Baylor University

Blanton, April – Tarleton State University

Bowman, Jacob – Tarleton State University

Buchfink, Chandler - Texas State University

Brunz, Trevor – Universal Technical Institute

Cantrell, Kenny – Texas A&M University

Carter, Mackenzi – University of North Texas

Cecil, Caitlin – Tarleton State University

Christie, Chandi - University of North Texas

Craney, Bayli - Texas A&M University – Commerce

Dillinger, Kylie - University of Denver

Edgar, Carolyn "Hopie" - Navarro College

Fowler, Bailey – Berry College

Gibson, Dakota – Army National Guard

Gillard, Maggie - Tarleton State University

Hanson, Kate - Texas A&M University

Head, Jacob - Weatherford College

Hensley, Jesse – Tarleton State University

Herringer, Tristan – Texas A&M University

Hutchinson, Danielle - Hardin Simmons University

Jenson, Taylor – Weatherford College

JuVette, Noah – Texas State University

Larvin, Kara - Texas A&M University

Martin Justin – University of North Texas

Miller, Nicole – Midwestern State University

O’Connor, Quinn – Texas Tech University

Ourada, Bridget – Texas A& M University

Parker, Greyson – Weatherford College

Riley, Kailey – Friends University

Scherr, Blair – Tarleton State University

Scoggin, Tyler – University Mary Hardin-Baylor

Terranova, Lexi – Texas Academy of Dental Assisting

White, Taylar - Weatherford College

Wilkins, Sydney – University of North Texas

Wortman, Jessica – The University of Texas at Austin

Young, Lindsey - Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Vantrease, Hunter – Texas Tech University

Attention Graduating Seniors

We want to highlight you in a new section of the newsletter called “Class of 2016: How About Those Roos!” We would like to publish a running list of our graduating seniors and the name of your college, university, technical school, or military branch you plan on attending next Fall. Also, we know that scholarship offers are rolling in and we would also like to publish a running list of the total value of college scholarships our seniors have been awarded.


Fill out the following form and let us know. This form will be available every week and can also be updated if needed.

Seniors: April Scholarship Information

Click here for the April Scholarship Report: http://tinyurl.com/zdqfygk


The Parker County Aggie Mom’s Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to WHS seniors who have been accepted to Texas A & M at College Station or Galveston. Students must have a 3.0 GPA. The application can be found online at https://parkercomoms.aggienetwork.com/scholarships/ ​and the deadline to apply is April 2.

Friday, April 1st: Outside of Counseling Office – Mega Lunch

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City Lights Prom 2016 Information

TICKETS:

You may purchase tickets March 1st – April 15th

· Tickets cost $50 per attendee March 1 - April 1.

· Tickets cost $75 per attendee April 4- April 8.

· Tickets cost $100 per attendee April 11 - April 15.

You may buy tickets from Mrs. Thompson (K106) or Mrs. Nichols (front office) before school, after school or during Mega Lunch ONLY. You may pay with cash or check. If you pay with a check, make it out to: WHS Class of 2016.


DATES:

· Seniors may bring ONE date to prom.

· If your date does not attend WHS, you must fill out a DATE APPROVAL FORM and your date MUST turn in a letter of good standing from their high school principal to Mrs. Thompson (K106) before you can purchase a prom ticket. PROM DATE APPROVAL FORMS are due April 8th.

· Your date may NOT be OVER the age of 21. If your date is not enrolled in high school, you must submit a copy of their valid driver’s license to Mrs. Nichols in the front office before you can purchase a prom ticket. Your date MUST bring their license to prom to be allowed entry as your guest.


In the 2016 Prom Packet, you will find the Date Approval Form and dress code information. Prom packets are available in the front office and in K106. You may also access the prom packet here: https://d3jc3ahdjad7x7.cloudfront.net/cxZBL5pVXVf93FvkMCzODF51D83JjbDwTUcRaviMzWxgCb42.pdf

Request a song for Prom

Go to http://dfwprodjs.com/weatherford/ to request songs for the 2016 prom!
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Dress Exchange

Hey ladies, do you have a lonely dress taking up space in your closet? Don't let that dress go to waste! Bring it to the Dress Exchange!


Green Team is collecting any and all dresses of dress-ups past. If you have a dress you no longer want, say, from previous proms, homecomings, or banquets, then bring it by Ms. Keo's room, K-204, so we can find it a new home! Likewise, if you're looking for a dress for prom or banquet, but you don't want to drop the money on yet another dress, come shopping in K204!

Need a Tux for Prom?


Discount cards available for Al’s Formal Wear! Come by Mrs. Thompson’s room (K106) or Mrs. Nichols’ office (front office) before school, after school, or during Mega Lunch to pick one up.


Can’t make it to a store to be measured for your tux? Don’t worry! Men’s Wearhouse from the West Freeway Fort Worth location will be at school to measure guys for their tuxes on Wednesday, March 23 during MegaLunch in K106. To be measured and place your tux order, you must put down a $20 deposit on this date. The Men’s Wearhouse representative will not have tuxes to try on, but she will have a catalog you can look through.


Men’s Wearhouse can also deliver tuxes to the school! In order to have your tux delivered, order it from the West Freeway location (not the Men’s Warehouse on Hulen) a minimum of two weeks before prom. You can place your order in the store or at school on March 23. You will be contacted by the store two weeks ahead of delivery to confirm the delivery. You must pay in full and in advance to have your tux delivered to the school. Clarify any questions regarding this service with Men’s Wearhouse. If you place your tux order at another Men’s Wearhouse location, you must have the order sent to the store at the address below and let them know that you need it delivered to Weatherford High School in order for the tux to be delivered to the school.


The Men’s Wearhouse at this location is the store providing the measuring and delivery service: 4701 West Freeway, Suite 250, Fort Worth 76107

Al’s Formal Wear Special Fitting Time for WHS Students


Al's Formal Wear is opening up their location on Hulen in Fort Worth on Sunday, April 10 from 9am - Noon just for Weatherford High School Seniors!


If you are planning on coming in at this time for your fitting, please fill out the attached form: http://goo.gl/forms/ITNXr5I7fS

Prom King & Queen Nominations:

Seniors may nominate one male and one female for Prom King and Queen. Come by K106 before school, after school, or during Mega Lunch THIS WEEK to pick up a nomination form. Nominations must be turned in by 3:45 on Monday, March 28th.

Congratulations to Art Student Amy Hibbitts!

Amy Hibbitts was awarded the honor of Fifth Place for her watercolor "Shells" in the Congressional Student Art Competition.