The Boomer

WHS & NGC Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 Ed.13 - Nov.18- Nov.23

Happy Thanksgiving! Student Holidays - Nov. 25 - 29

Sports At A Glance

Tuesday, November 19

Girls Varsity Basketball @ Paschal 7:30 PM

Girls JV Basketball @ Paschal 6:00 PM

Girls Freshman Basketball @ Paschal 6:00 PM

Boys Varsity Basketball @ Springtown 6:30 PM

Boys JV Basketball @ Springtown 6:15 PM

Boys Freshman A Basketball @ Springtown 5:00 PM

Thursday, November 21

Girls JV Basketball TBA

Girls Freshman Basketball TBA

Friday, November 22

Girls Varsity Basketball @ Lake Dallas 7:30 PM

Boys Varsity Basketball vs Eaton 6:30 PM

Boys JV Basketball vs Eaton 5:00 PM

Boys Freshman A Basketball vs Eaton 5:00 PM

Boys Freshman B Basketball vs Eaton 6:30 PM

Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Warrior INVT 2:00 PM
Rodeo Team hosted by Board #1

Saturday, November 23

Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Warrior INVT day 2 9:00 AM

Rodeo Team hosted by Board #1

Girls JV Basketball TBA

Girls Freshman Basketball TBA

Thursday Night - Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

Thursday night come out and see Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind . We'll have one public performance on Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30pm in the Durant Auditorium. Come out and support the kids as they prepare for their festival performance!

Have Yourself A Merry Roo Christmas!

Do you want to be put in the Christmas spirit? Have you been searching for that perfect shirt to wear on ROO spirit Fridays in December? The WHS Blue Belles have the perfect shirt for you! These long or short sleeve tees or sweatshirts are available in youth and adult sizes and come in red or Roo Blue. You can order and pay online and have it delivered to your campus. Pre-order ends on Friday, November 22nd. Shirts will be delivered on Wednesday, December 4th.

To order, please click here:

Congrats! To Sadie Tharp and Ella Pando

Congrats Sadie Tharp and Ella Pando on a job well done at the State CC Meet. Ella was 53rd in the state and Sadie is the #6 girl in the state of Texas! It was a “third times the charm” day for Sadie as she got on the medal stand in her third appearance at the state meet.

Lady Roo Hoopsters Results

The Lady Roo Hoopsters opened up the season with their new style of play with a win over Keller Fossil Ridge, 47-39. The Lady Roos' press and half court scramble forced Fossil Ridge into 23 turnovers, and with the Lady Roos letting it fly from downtown this game, the defense is what eventually wore down the Panthers and held them to only 5 points in the final period.

McCenzie "dark helmet" Wells led the way with 13, followed by Hannah "the bun" Kness with 12. Lauren "Downtown" Pritt had 9, Kilie "Killer" Cummings 7, Abby "the ambush" Arwood 3, and Jaycee "the enforcer" Brannon added 3.

The Lady Roos headed to Paschal Thursday evening to take on Western Hills in round one of the Paschal Panther Invitational tournament at 6pm.

Lady Roos For Life! LRFL

Western Hill Results

The Lady Roos took a first round win in the Paschal Lady Panther Invitational 59-24 over Western Hills. The Lady Roos hit 8 three pointers in the first half to lead it at intermission 35-6. Sophomore Abby "Dabby doo" Arwood lead the way with 11, and with 9 others putting the biscuit in the basket along the way.

The Lady Roos faced SW Christian Academy in rd 2.

Surrounded by her teammates, Sadie Tharp signs with Pitt to run Cross Country!

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Center of Hope’s Christmas Food Basket

The WHS ROO Baseball program will be participating in the Center of Hope’s Christmas Food Basket program again this holiday season. Listed below indicates the items that can be donated. Anyone can donate! We welcome students, staff, supporting families and friends to donate. All donations must be delivered to the baseball field no later than Nov 22nd. Items will be accepted at both baseball field locations. If you need assistance in getting your items to the field let us know and we will make sure they get there.

Little by little, a little becomes a lot. Let’s all come together to provide a special meal for those in need this holiday season.

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WHS Softball Wiffle Ball Tournament

The Weatherford HS softball team will hold the 2nd annual Wiffle Ball Fundraising tournament on Saturday, December 7th at the MAC. Entry fee is $10 per player, minimum of 5 players per team, double elimination format. There will be prizes for the top teams, as well as a Homerun Derby held during the tournament, entry fee $5 per person. Games will begin at 8 am, please see Coach Lemons or any Weatherford softball player for details and to enter your team.

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Belles of the Week

We are so proud of Rebecca, Claire, and Kylie for being Spirit Belle, Belle of the Week, and Miss High Kick!

Soccer Clinic for Boys and Girls

Both girls and boys are hosting a Roo clinic December 5. Below is the link and more information.

Who: K-8 boys and girls

When: December 5

Time: 6:30-8:30

Where:WHS MAC 2121 Bethel Road

Lady Roos Soccer Spirit Wear

Lady Roo Soccer is selling spirit wear for our upcoming season. The link below will let you access and pay for Lady Roo Soccer Gear. The store will close December 6. Let me know of any questions.

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary's

Weatherford Agriscience is Helping the

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary!

You can help by donating the following items:

Raw Unsalted Peanuts (Bears Love These)

Bonies Dog Treats - (Works Great for Wolves, Bears, etc)

Any Insects (Crickets, Mealworms, etc that can be purchased at pet shops great for our Coatis Love Them!)

Frozen Rats/Mice - (Great treat for bobcats and small exotic cats)

Various Toys for Cats/Dogs - (Can often be given to our smaller cats and wolves)


Scan the QR Code Below to the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary’s Amazon Wish List.

All items need to be delivered to Mrs. Seal in the CTC no later than November 20th

Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Shirts!!

Teachers, here is the form for Weatherford ugly Christmas sweaters (sweatshirts and long sleeves). You can print these and distribute to students or share the google form link. Sale ends on Friday November 22. Distribution will be during the first week of December.

Get one before they sell out!

Law Enforcement Visits the Fort Worth Animal Shelter

Law Enforcement Students Visit Fort Worth Animal Shelter for Day for Service

On 11/10/2019, Law Enforcement students spent the day at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter, where they not only learned about animal welfare, the laws that effect animals, but they heard and saw cases of animal neglect first hand. Students were given a presentation by Animal Control officers on the many services the shelter had to offer. They later pitched in and lent a helping hand in the many tasks of running a shelter. From folding blankets that keep the dogs & cats warm, to walking and feeding animals who may have never seen a friendly face before that day. Some students even watched sedated animals go through spay and neuters surgeries and learned the importance of overpopulation and how being a responsible pet owner actually saves pet lives.

There are over 600 dogs and cats housed at the Fort Worth Animal on any given day. They have a 90% live-release rate. That means that 90% of the homeless and unwanted pets that are rescued by FWAC, the caring staff are able to find homes or rescue groups willing to take them in. In September 2019, the shelter took in a total of 1152 dogs and 203 cats! That's 1,355 homeless animals that were taken in and given shelter and food. While we all may not be able to adopt a new pet, during this season of giving, please consider donating blankets, pet food, heating pads, heatable rice pads, cat toys, and other pet related items to your local animal shelter.

Hospitality and Tourism classes and DECA

My Principles of Hospitality and Tourism classes went, and Mr. Nicewonger's DECA kids went. The students had the opportunity to be exposed to various parts of the sports industry that pertains to the marketing, hospitality and tourism, finance and management aspects of one of the most recognizable brands in sports as they toured AT&T stadium this past week.

Automotive Technology

This past Saturday, 11/9/19, the Weatherford High School Automotive Technology Program was represented by Seniors, Cameron Pinkerton and Matthew Akers, at the First annual Fort Worth Auto Show Auto Tech Competition. These 2 students were selected based off of their ASE Entry Level Certification scores to represent WHS as one of only 8 schools selected in the DFW area. They competed in 5 events including; Precision Measuring, Safety and Environmental, Technical Information Retrieval, Interview skills, and the final competition-On Vehicle Inspection, Diagnosis, and repair. The final competition involved the students working on a 2019 F150 provided by our industry partner Southwest Ford, they were tasked with performing a complete inspection of the vehicle to find any maintenance issues and diagnosing several faults on the vehicle. Finally they were expected to repair any faults they discovered. Cameron and Matthew diagnosed and repaired all before falling short on time while attempting to diagnose the final fault. They performed admirably with Cameron winning the Technical Information retrieval portion of the competition. I am very proud of the hard work and dedication they put in leading up to the competition. In the end we finished outside of the Top 3, but still and incredible performance for this team.

Softball Spirit Swag On Sale Now

Band Blast

This week, the WHS Color Guard had auditions for their 2020 indoor season. The following students were selected to perform this season:

Varsity Cast

Ethan Barnes
Catheryn Campbell
Kalisha Fapohunda
Riley Farmer
Chesney Grant
Caitlynn Hunt
Alyssa Hutchison
Shelby Jeffers
Olivia McDonald
Lorelie Miller
Faith Porter
Alyssa Rios
Sam Sabin
Leah Walls
Ian Wooten

JV Cast
“Sugar Rush”

Jimmy Bradley
Jessica Brady
Alexis Bunch
Ashlyn Cole
Gabe Cole
Remi Fapohunda
Brianna Herring
Riley Hudson
Payton Jennett
Kaedyn Kaupke
Lindie Lindsey
Olivia Lowe
Candice Lusk
Raegan McEntire
Robert Olivas
Lindsey Syck
Sarah Wecasey
Kailia West

11/15 Game vs Arlington James Bowie HS

Outstanding New Band Members of the Week:

Rylie Hudson from the Baritone section and

CJ Rozzell from the Trumpet section and

Weston Jester from the Front Ensemble .

Guard Member of the Week:

Faith Porter

Section of the Week:


Upcoming Events this fall:

All Region Phase 1 for Brass – December 3rd @ Chisholm Trail HS

All Region Phase 1 for Woodwind/Percussion – December 5th @ Aledo HS

Holiday Parade – December 7th (meet at 9:15am - parade starts at 10:00am - pickup at 10:45am in front of NGC)

Hall MS Band Holiday Concert - December 9th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Tison MS Band Holiday Concert - December 10th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)
​WHS Bands Holiday Concert - December 12th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

All Region Band Phase 2 and Freshman Auditions - December 14th @ Timber Creek HS

Boys Wrestling Results

The Weatherford Roos boys wrestling team competed this weekend and had an excellent showing. The boys were hit with a little sickness this past week and competed not at 100% with only 10 of the 14 varsity weights full. Even though we were undermanned, we still finished 3rd place in the 36 team tournament. 9 out of the 10 boys placed in the varsity division. Finishing at the top was Mason Woodward who defeated a returning State Placer by 10 points to take home his championship. Also senior Kit Sanders, senior Colton Kern, sophomore Toby Davis, senior Matthew McDougall and Sophomore Jesse McCaslin took home medals. Also placing at the tournament were junior Cole Tierce, sophomore Malaki Deleon and senior Jakob Deleon.
On the JV side, we took 14 boys and SH placed. RC Bullock 2nd, Tristen Bailey 1st, Matthew Fuguitt 6th, Nikolai Thielepape 3rd, Keaton Ganus 5th, Kash Lamaster 5th, Ethan Scott 2nd, Brighton Webber 5th, Kyzar Shaw 4th, Josh Gilliam 5th, and Braddon Williams 1st.
Congratulations to all and all boys will compete this next Thursday-Saturday at Arlington Martin High School.

Girls Wrestling Results

This weekend was the opening weekend for the Weatherford Roos Girls Wrestling team.

The Jv Girls started the week on Thursday getting off to as strong start. Nine of the eleven girls placed, most in there first wrestling tournament ever. Jamie Maxwell placed 3rd, Ana Luna 1st, Elizabeth Rodriquez 4th, Genevieve Upthegrove 4th, Isabella Johns 1st, Jacy Pundsack 4th, Perla Rodriquez 1st, and Rhiannon Workman 3rd. What a great start for our JV

On Friday the Varsity girls were up to bat. With only 4 Girls out of 10 weight classes and competing against 30 other teams Your varsity lady roos took 5th place. Camille Fournier continuing her undefeated record taking first place, Kaylynn Green the up and coming phenom taking first place also and Kadee Kelley stepping up in a big way taking second only lossing to last years State bonze medalistm,and Madi Oswald with strong support the girls show though the team is not full strength yet they are a force to watch.

Next week The Lady roos will travel on Friday to Arlingtom Martin. Please give them your support and wish them luck.

Library Hours

The WHS LIbrary will NOT require students to have a pass before or after school to work in the library. This was causing some students to be turned away that needed to complete assignments. We are open at 7:45am and close at 4:15pm, unless we have a meeting scheduled. We are also open during lunches on M,W, F- 2nd lunch, and T,TH 1st lunch. Students should know they are always welcome in the library to do work!


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Weatherford High School

This weekly newsletter is produced by Mrs. Gilley's Journalism 1 student, Rachel Speegle.

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