The Boomer

Weatherford High School - March 5 - 11 - Vol. 8

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Tuesday, March 7

JV2/JV1/V Boys Soccer @ Keller High 4:30/6:00/7:30

JV/V Girls Soccer vs. Keller High @ Roo Stadium 6:00/7:30 **SENIOR NIGHT

JV Tennis @ Northwest HS 8:00am

V/JV Softball @ Timber Creek 5:000/7:00

Thursday, March 9

Varsity Baseball @ Arlington Heights Tourney, Heights & Paschal TBA

JV/9 Baseball @ Weatherford Tourney, NGC TBD

Friday, March 10

JV2/JV1/V Boys Soccer vs. Haltom HS @ Roo Stadium 4:30/6:00/7:30

JV/V Girls Soccer @ Haltom HS, BISD 6:00/7:30

JV/V Girls & Boys Track & Field in Scorpion Relays @ Clark Stadium (Ft. Worth)

Varsity Tennis @ Northwest HS @ 8:00am

JV/V Softball - BYE

Varsity Baseball @ Arlington Heights Tourney, Heights & Paschal TBA

JV/9 Baseball @ Weatherford Tourney, NGC TBD

NTHS Rodeo Association competes in Saginaw hosted by Azle High School Rodeo Team

Saturday, March 11

JV Softball @ Richland Tournament, Walker's Creek North Richland Hills TBD

Varsity Baseball @ Arlington Heights Tourney, Heights & Paschal TBA

JV/9 Baseball @ Weatherford Tourney, NGC TBD

Missed the Yearbook Deadline? It's Your LUCKY Day!

We know life is crazy busy! Sometimes IMPORTANT things slip through the cracks. The yearbook staff has your back. We've ordered FIFTY EXTRA BOOKS that will be sold until WE SELL OUT! (Last year we sold out before spring break.)

Don't miss this LUCKY opportunity. Just go to and get YOURS NOW!

National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony

You’re Invited

Thursday, March 9th

6:30 p.m.

Durant Auditorium.

Family, friends and faculty are all invited to join us as we welcome our new members

AP Exam Registration Begins Monday

Students will begin registration for AP Exams on Monday. They will use the online registration link below to register and pay. Contact Mrs. Melde in the Counseling Center with any questions.

AP Exam Registration ( )

Tardy Sweeps Still Sweepin'

Please be sure to get to class on time, tardy sweeps will continue this week.

You will get alternative lunch if you're caught in the Tardy Sweep.

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Dual Credit Information

Texas Bank Dual Credit Workforce Education Scholarship application:

Deadline is April 28 to submit the application to the Counseling Center

TSI Testing Calendar for Dual Credit link.

The 4 dates are first come, first serve. See the form for specific instructions on the pre-assessment that must be completed and paying for the test(s).

WHS website – Guidance & Counseling – Dual Credit link.

Students will find information about how to register for Dual Credit courses and the different courses that are available.

Deadline to register for DC at WHS is March 9. Students must see their counselor.

Deadline to register for DC at Weatherford College is May 24.

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March Madness Book Tournament

Join us for the WHS March Madness Book Tournament! Here is your opportunity to pick your favorite book from the most popular young adult novels of 2016-2017. We will vote each week until we narrow it down to the favorite book! This week, let's narrow the SWEET 16 down to the ELITE 8. Click on the link below to vote! (Be sure you are logged in to your school Google Account to access all links below!)

Haven't gotten a chance to read all of the books? The books are available in the WHS Library to check out, or you can click the link to view video clips over each book:

Click here for a printable bracket:

Wrestling - "STATE"ing the Obvious!

What a Fantastic Season! Check out these highlights:

District Champions for the Boys and Girls

Regional Champion for the Girls, 3rd Place Finish for the Boys

12 competitors and alternates sent to State:

Camille Fournier - 2nd Place

Alex Herle - 3rd Place

Nate Moore - 3 Place

Cole Fournier - 4th Place

Zack Watson -6th Place

This year's team Banquet is set for Saturday, April 1st. Tickets will be available soon.

So proud of you all!

Amazing Hoopsters

Recently announced were the all-district selections for the 2016-17 district 3-AAAAAA girls basketball.

Defensive Player of the Year went unanimously to junior Anna Jefferson-Polk.

Newcomer of the Year went to freshman Iyana Dorsey

First team all-district honors went to seniors Vasha Moore and Gracie Ferguson.

Second team all-district honors went to seniors Camri Shearmire and Allie McMurry.

All 9 varsity players earned academic all-district honors....
Aubrey Garnett Sr
Sha'Kira Reece Sr
Emma Grace Clark Soph
Camri shearmire Sr
Allie McMurry Sr
Grace Ferguson Sr
Vasha Moore Sr
Anna Jefferson-Polk Jr
Iyana Dorsey Fr

Well deserved honors for a group of young ladies who went 21-11 on the season.

DECA at State CDC

Congratulations to all of our DECA students who competed last weekend in San Antonio at the DECA State Career Development Conference. Bailey Williams, Madison Hall, and Kelly Newman all represented WHS at the state level competition. Kelly Newman was recognized as a finalist in Professional Sales. Again we are so proud of a job well done by all three students and of all their accomplishments.

Please congratulate the Student Council members. They have completed projects this year in the following categories:

· Pride and Patriotism

· Drug, Alcohol, Safety and Health Awareness

· Community Service

· Energy and Environment

· Outstanding Students Councils

The WHS Council received all of their points in all domains and won Sweepstakes. Members of our organization will travel to the state convention to receive their awards in April.

Visual Arts Scholastic Event

Visual Arts Scholastic Event held February 11th:

Two Top Medals: Emma Moorman, Reagan Boerner, Molly Danagher, Kade Mahaney, Lillian Mauldin, Sydney Staples, Connor Payne, and Allison Belcher.

One Top Medal: Elizabeth Hightower, Lauren Dunkin, Luz Martinez, Lillian Castleberry, Blaise White, Kira Goulette, Daisey Alamilla, Shania Martinez, Danielle Johnson, Montana Marquez, Shannon Moore, Aaron Presley, and Vanessa Solis.

State Medal Qualifiers: Jack French, Aubrey Garnett, Korleyan Khem, and Daysia Roberts.

ATPI Photography Results

The following students accomplishments at the Association of Texas Photographer's Conference & Competition this past weekend:

Lillian Mauldin Honorable Mention in Beginner Portfolio

Cameron Bolling Honorable Mention in Digital Contest

Jack French 1st Place in Beginner Portfolio

ASL4 Students Volunteer at Elem School

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Danceline State Classic Competition Results

High School Soloist 1st Division

Sophie Pasternak (top 10 finalist out of 125 soloists)

Cassandra Blanton

Avery Elliott

Katy McMichael

Torrye Modgling​

Jackie Peacock

Sydney Williams

Junior Soloist 1st Division

Alexis Sprunger (2nd place)

Top 5 Leap Technique- Megan Walters

Top 5 Turn Technique- Cassandra Blanton

Brewer Track Meet Results

The Lady Roo track teams traveled to Brewer last night for the Ben Davis Relays. The varsity team showed an impressive team performance finishing 2nd out of 9 teams.

Top Varsity Performances:

Sydney Bowman 3rd in 400m

Hanul Lewis 2nd in 800m

Sadie Tharpe 1st in 1600m and 3200m

Selah Morris 1st in 300 hurdles

Tyler Bowman 2nd in pole vault

Jayla Schultz 2nd in Long jump and Triple jump

The team also had many athletes finish 4th and 5th to score points for the team.

The JV team also had several top 3 finishers. Those include:

Kelsi Gemeny 1st in Discus

Ruth Davila 2nd in Shot Put

Gina Limon 1st in 3200m and 1600m

Brooklyn Robertson 1st in 200m and 2nd in 100m

Ben Davis Relays Results - Men

For the entire list of results, click Ben Davis Relay Results - Men.

Varsity Men's Team - 3rd place, JV Men's Team - 3rd place

400m JV - 2nd Thomas Magill

1600m Varsity - 2nd Austin Christmas

3200m Varsity - 2nd Austin Christmas

300m Hurdles 36" Varsity - 2nd Gavin Thompson

300m Hurdles 36" JV - 1st Jonathan Catlin

4x400 Relay JV - 2nd Thomas Magill, Carlos Oliveras, Jonathan Catlin, & Waki Ebake

Discus Varsity - 2nd Jared Ford

Discus JV - 1st - Zeke Hernandez

Triple Jump JV - 2nd Carlos Olivares


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Prom - April 22nd Important Information

Prom Packet - information including appropriate dress, conduct, dates, ticket prices, nomination for Prom King & Queen, etc. Please click on the link and read the entire contents of the packet.

Tickets are now $75: March 1 - 31st, then go to $100 April 1 - 19th.

The Dress Exchange

The Dress Exchange is back! If you have dresses you've let sit in the closet too long, come donate them to k204, and let someone else put them to good use! Likewise, if you are in need of an extra dress for, say, PROM, or a banquet, you may come take a peek!

Prom Picture Slideshow

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Choir Results

27 soloists and 36 singers in 2 small vocal ensembles and 4 madrigals competed recently in UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Aledo HS.

26 of our 27 soloists received a first division. 17 qualified for State. 4 of our 6 ensembles and madrigals made a first division and qualified for state.

Outstanding were: Caitlynn Bonnett, Haley Davis, Taylor Fite, Abigail Gilbert, Maggie Glenn, Lauren James, Bethany Mikles, Jenny Smith, Sarah Talmage, Hayley Vantine, Rachel Ward, Jana Zacharias, Wilson Baker, Cody Coen, Alex Cook, Andrew McNay, and Dylan Worsham.

The following soloists made a 1st division on a class 2 or 3 solo: Sam Shaw, Travis Gomez, Xander Wooten, Clara Chestnut, Meagan Luersen, Jordan McCaslin, Zoe Zimring, Alice Owens, and Meagan Pate.

The following Madrigals made a first division and advanced to state:

The Silver Swan: Wilson Baker, Reagan Boerner, Rowan Johnson, Bethany Mikles, and Kelsie Schlosser

Pourquoi donc: Caitlynn Bonnett, Cody Coen, Alex Cook, Maggie Glenn, Layton Hilburn, Andrew McNay, Jenny Smith, and Rachel Ward

Flora Gave Me Fairest Flowers: Haley Davis, Taylor Fite, Lauren James, Tristan Johnson, Tyler Lawyer, Cameron Swanzy, and Jana Zacharias

Il Bianco e Dolce Signo: Jett Good, Jordan McCaslin, Connor McKinney, Riley Peacock, and Hayley Vantine

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Fightin' Roo Band Drums Up Success

The Fightin' Roo Band competed and excelled at UIL Region Solo and Ensemble today at Crowley High School.

7 students received a 1st division superior rating on a class 2 solo of intermediate difficulty.

60 students received a 1st division superior rating on a class 1 solo of advanced difficulty. Of these 60 students, 33 are advancing to state (last year 27 advanced to state).

66 students received a 1 on a class 1 ensemble of advanced difficulty and will advance to state. Ensembles typically consist of 3 to 6 students. Last year, 58 students advanced.

Southwest Ford Classic Baseball Tourney Results

The Kangaroo's played double headers the last weekend in February, beating Brownwood 9-2 then losing to Ennis 6-2 on Friday. Then beating Birdville 10-3 then losing 12-8 to Crowley High.

Outstanding players of the tourney were Preston Edison, James Moreno, Ryan Spindler, Waylon Widler, Demarcus Gratts, Zach Swain, Hunter McMillian, Lukas Loran, Nick Rodriquez, Cade Spooner, Chance Ragsdale, Blake Burrows, Amon Pool, Cody Henderson, Pierce Morris, and Mason Zamarron.

JV Baseball Tournament Results

The Weatherford JV travelled to Arlington Heights to play 4 games in a round robin baseball tournament. Although the Roos had a slow start the Roos won games three and four against Arlington Heights and Brock.

Outstanding players were: Asher Zapata, Colton Manning, Josh Brown, Phillip Zamarron, Ashton Ross, Mason Riney, Ty Garner, Marc Heierman, Chris Molina, Peyton Hudson, Jacob Broomes, Jake Spooner, Grant Baldwin and Brady Nelson

The 2017 Roo Talent Show

AND....The Winner Is...

Gemini Jackson placed 3rd, New Dimension (featuring Aquimini Jackson, Nyleah Dominguez, Lakeshia Bradley, Daisha Dorsey, Kaylee Stone, ShaKira Reece, Gemini Jackson, and Vasha Moore) placed 2nd, and Alice Owens singing "All I Ask" was named the winner (pictured below with host and hostess for the evening Grif Bruce and Anna Jefferson-Polk).

Proceeds benefitted the Class of 2017.

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Senior Selfies

StuCo Red, White, & Roo want to recognize YOU. As soon as you get accepted to a college, take a selfie with your acceptance letter and tag #RoosGoTo and then hashtag your college/technical school/military branch.

We'll be on the lookout for you and your amazing achievement!

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Check out the Job Board!

Located at the top of the K Hall Stairs outside of the Career Center

Need a part time job? Check out the Jobs Board for the latest information on who’s hiring!

Scholarship Information

Seniors: Be sure to check out the new scholarship website – E-Scholarships USA. Go to User name: weatherford, Password: weatherford

Available Scholarships

Attention Seniors – Scholarship season is here! Did you know that last year’s senior class was awarded over $3.5 million dollars in scholarships? Let’s make this year the best year ever for scholarship awards. Many scholarships have deadlines coming up right away. Scholarships are available for all students who have a desire to attend college. Go to the Counseling Office often to get the latest information on scholarships and pick up applications.

Weatherford/Parker County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Scholarship: NAACP is offering a $500 scholarship to a WHS senior who plans to attend Weatherford College. Students must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, take at least 12 hours at Weatherford College, and will need two letters of recommendation. Students will also need to submit an essay entitled, “If given the ability to change one moment in your life, would you do so? If so, what moment would you change and why?” This scholarship is open to students of all races. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2017, and students may pick up an application in the Counseling Center.

Pure Truth Scholarship: Two $1,000 scholarships are available for Parker County graduating seniors who have had a positive influence on their peers based on their character and integrity. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale, complete an application, enclose five letters of recommendation based on character, enclose a copy of their transcript, agree to a personal interview, and write a personal essay of 600 words or less. The essay topic is “How have you been a change agent of positive influence on your peers?” Students may pick up an application in the Counseling Center and the deadline to apply April 6, 2017.

For more scholarships available go to WHS March Scholarship Newsletter.

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@RooPride Roo Football Coaches

@WHSRooFootball WHS Football

@WHSLadyRooVB WHS Volleyball

@WHSBlueBelles Blue Belles

@WHSRooTennis WHS Tennis

@WHSRooCheer WHS Cheerleaders

@WHSRooBand The Mighty Roo Band

@WHSRooTheatre WHS Theatre

@RooBasketball Men's & Women's Basketball

@WHSRooBaseball WHS Baseball

@WHSRoosSoftball WHS Softball

@WfordRodeoTeam WHS Rodeo Team

@RooWrestling WHS Wrestling

@RooStuCo WHS Student Council

@WHSJWAC WHS Junior World Affairs Council

@WHS_CTE WHS Career & Technological Education

@Roos_AV WHS AV Department

@WHSMelonVine WHS MelonVine Yearbook news and announcements

@RooPrincipal Mrs. Dowd

Last and certainly not least, check out #RooPride and #WhyWISD to see all the reasons why we bleed blue!

About Us

Newsletter created by Journalism 1 students.

This edition Edited/Designed by Hailey Daniels and Bailey Williams.