Weatherford High School
March 27 - April 2, 2016
AP English Practice Exam
This Week's Mega Lunch Guest Speaker: Samuel Pietsch
Samuel Pietsch, a senior at UT Dallas
Date: Wednesday, March 30th
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
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!
P.A.L.S. Applications Available
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Lott 817-598-2858 x3519 email@example.com
Elizabeth Ward 817-598-2858 x3521 firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgan Melde 817-598-2858 x3522 email@example.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
City Lights Prom 2016 Information
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.
· 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
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