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Weatherford High School - Dec. 18- Dec. 24 - Vol. 2, Ed. 16

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STUDENT HOLIDAYS - December 22 - January 8

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Tuesday, December 19

JV/V/9A Girls Basketball @ Keller Fossil Ridge HS 4:30/6:00/7:30

Thursday, December 21

9A/9B/JV/V Boys Basketball @ Keller Fossil Ridge HS 4:30/4:30/6:00/7:30

Friday, December 22

Varsity Boys Wrestling in Outlaw Invitational @ Allen HS 9am

Saturday, December 23

Varsity Boys Wrestling in Outlaw Invitational @ Allen HS 9am

North Texas High School Rodeo Association - winter break, no rodeo scheduled


Dec. 27-29 Varsity Girls Basketball in Lady Roo SW Autogroup Classic @ WHS TBA

Dec. 28-29 Varsity Boys Basketball in Aledo Tournament @ Aledo HS TBA

Dec. 29 JV2/JV1/V Boys Soccer v. Lamar @ Roo Stadium 12:00/1:00/2:30

Dec. 30 Varsity Girls Soccer -- "WHS ALUMNI GAME" @ Roo Stadium 11:00

Tuesday, Jan. 2

9A/9B/JV/V Boys Basketball v. Keller Timber Creek @ WHS 6:00/4:30/4:30/7:30

JV/V/9A Girls Basketball v. Keller Timber Creek @ WHS 4:30/6:00/7:30

JV2/JV1/V Boys Soccer @ Chisholm Trail 4:30/6:00/7:30

JV/V Girls Soccer v. North Crowley (scrimmage) @ Roo Stadium 11:00/12:00

Thurs-Sat, Jan. 4-6

Varsity Girls Soccer @ Crowley Tournament TBA

JV Girls Soccer @ North Crowley Tournament TBA

JV1/V Boys Soccer @ Azle Tournament TBA

Fri-Sat., Jan. 5-6

Varsity Boys & Girls, JV Girls Wrestling in Cy Fair Invitational @ Berry Center, Cypress 9am both days

*We do our best to post the most up to date schedules, but to double check an athletic schedule, please go to the WISD Athletic site.

FINAL EXAMS - December 20th & 21st

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2017-2018 Weatherford High School Exemption Policy

The Weatherford High School exemption policy is based on attendance and semester grade average. This policy affects final exams in both semesters of the school year in grades 9-12. Each class and semester stands on its own.

Student Attendance on Exam Day(s): Students must be present on the exam day(s) for the duration of the exam period(s) for which the exemption is received. If a student fails to attend class during the period the exam is given, the student will receive a zero for the final exam and be required to make up the exam on a date arranged through the WHS Administration.

For ALL final exam exemptions, the following criteria must be met:

  • Students must not have had any discipline infractions this semester which have led to ISS, OSS, DAEP or higher consequences.
  • Student cannot owe a fine or fee at the time of finals.
  • Students must have a semester average of an 80 and no more than 3 unexcused absences in the class.

Excused and Unexcused Absences:

  • Excused absences for the purposes of exemptions include college visits, court appearances, religious holidays, medical absences excused with a doctor’s note (NOT a parent’s note), and school-related absences.
  • For exemption purposes, three tardies to a class will equal one absence for that class.
  • With prior approval from High School administration, Juniors and Seniors may take two college excused college days each school year.
  • The following codes in Skyward represent unexcused absences for the purposes of exemptions:

N-EN, U-U, U-UP, U-UT, A

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"Project Prom" Planning Meeting

Monday, Dec. 18th, 6pm

WHS Cafeteria - enter through Durant Auditorium Doors

All senior parents are invited to the first Project Prom 2018 planning meeting. This is

an opportunity to brainstorm and begin planning this special night for our

seniors. Don’tforget to add the prom to your calendar… April 28 @ the Fort Worth Convention Center. If you have any questions, please call Elizabeth Ward at 817-598- 2858 extension 3521.

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Looking For A Last Minute Gift Idea?

Give the gift that your student will keep for a lifetime: the YEARBOOK!!

On sale NOW through December 31st for only $85!


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WHS GrassBurr - The Paper With Many Points (official news source of WHS)

Check out our latest stories!

Arcadia Coffee Shop, a local restaurant review by guest writer, Brissa Prieto

Go to to see other great articles about WHS!

Beautiful Blankets by Interior Design

Mrs. Mitchell's Interior Design classes made blankets for the Blackfoot Indian Tribe Montana (baby blankets). Beautiful!
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StuCo's Christmas Angel

Student Council provided gifts they for the "Christmas Angel" in the front foyer. The Christmas Angel is four years old and is battling brain cancer. He is required to wear a mask and gloves.

The Christmas Angel was delighted with his gifts,

and Student Council was delighted with his "presence".

Here is his response (courtesy of Facebook "Elijah's Journey":

Elijah's Journey added 3 new photos.

December 12 at 2:23pm ·

Big THANK YOU to #WeatherfordHighSchool and its student counsel members and sponsors/teachers, including Elijah's cousin Avery and his aunt Alma. Elijah was picked as the schools Angel for this holiday season. He was very surprised and excited to get to go to the high school and open presents. It was very special and moving that they choose our family and put so much time and thought into making the kids holiday brighter. Thank you all.


Wrestling Results

Over the weekend as the First Order and the Resistance battled for the future of the Galaxy, a young team of Jedi trainees traveled by stealth into the evil sector of Eagle Mountain Saginaw to continue practicing their use of The Force at the EMS Tournament. The #1 ranked Camille Fournier (four-knee-ay) did what Camille does best. She pinned all her opponents and took 1st place. The Force is certainly strong in Camille.

Filling in for the injured, the young Padawans Sydney Baker and Ana Luna certainly made their presence known, channeling the Force to finish in the top 6 of their weight classes. #7 ranked Jessica Luna finished 3rd, and #9​ ranked Sydney Fenus finished 3rd. Two more Freshmen Padawans had very impressive outings as Katilyn Green finished 2nd and up and coming Carissa Pratt finished 2nd. Carrissa defeated the #3 ranked 6A opponent in her weight class before losing in an epic struggle with another top 5 ranked girl.

Jedi Master Sanders was exceptionally pleased with the teams performance as they took 2nd in the tournament, with 3 starters out of the lineup. The girls will return to the Jedi Temple of NGC in preparation for an assault on the Dark Side Fortress of Cy Fair in Houston on January 5th and 6th.

Awesome job, ladies!


WHS was hit with some injuries and only took a small group to the tournament. The boys had 6 of the 14 starters in the lineup and WHS only had 8 total. Overall they wrestled great, finishing 2nd only 8 points out of First. WHS only had 2 of 7 state ranked wrestlers in the lineup, so the coaches were really happy with the results.

Individual Placers:

Austin Herle 1st

Kalen Napier 1st

Mason Woodward 1st

Colten Kern 3rd

Moises Oropeza 2nd

Congratulations, guys!

photo credit to Weatherford High School Wrestling FB page

All I Want For Christmas Is....

This past Saturday, several NGC & Tison photography students volunteered at the Weatherford Animal Shelter. Students had the opportunity to play with, snuggle, and photograph several dogs and cats. These animals are currently available for adoption from the animal shelter. Here are a few of the images along with their names if anyone is interested in adding to their family before the holidays.

Student Volunteers:

Stephanie Taylor

Aidan Ridling

Allyson Murray

Reagan Lee

Tatum Stack

Tison - Lauren Altom

Special thanks to these students for their caring hearts and efforts!

News from the Fightin' Roo Band

The WHS concert bands had a fantastic holiday concert last week. We thank all those who joined us for this wonderful performance, and hope you have a Happy Holiday season. Thank you for all your great support this fall.

In other News...

The following students competed and were selected for the Region 30 All-Region Bands. Please congratulate them on a job well done. Students marked with a "*" advanced to the Area level of competition onJanuary 13 for a chance to make it to State.

Symphonic Band
Jenny Smith - 8th Chair Flute
Madison Cromer* - 1st Chair Bass Clarinet
Drake Rogers* - 4th Chair Trumpet
Sam Shaw* - 3rd Chair Trombone
Mason Christiansen - 7th Chair Trombone
Sawyer Blackwell* - 2nd Chair Euphonium

Concert Band
​Jasmine Garcia - 6th Chair Flute

Alicia German - 1st Alternate Flute
Nidhi Patel - 1st Chair English Horn

Mark White - 1st Alternate Bassoon
Katie Parks - 7th Chair Clarinet
Erykah Gieb - 11th Chair Clarinet
Leigh O'Neil - 2nd Chair Bass Clarinet
Connor Bezio - 3rd Chair Alto Saxophone

Jack Waldron - 1st Alternate Alto Saxophone
Adam Ortiz - 1st Chair Trombone
Caleb Farmer - 2nd Chair Tuba

Andrew Wortman - 1st Alternate Tuba
J.T. Baker - 5th Chair Percussion

Freshman Band
Audrey Waldron - 10th Chair Flute

Olivia McDonald - 1st Alternate Bass Clarinet
Kayleigh Bateman - 7th Chair Trombone

Eli Rogers - 1st Alternate Trombone

Ty Wynne - 1st Alternate Euphonium
Cole Gaines - 1st Chair Tuba
Diego Salas - 5th Chair Tuba

Upcoming Dates for the WHS Band and Color Guard:

All-State Band Auditions - January 13th @ Coppell HS

Region Band Clinic - January 19-20th @ Chisholm Trail HS

Region Band Concert - January 20th @Chisholm Trail HS

Winter Guard Contest - January 27th @ Arlington Lamar HS

Little Mermaid: The Musical - January 18-21st @ Durant Auditiorium

Winter Guard Contest - February 10th @ Berkner HS

Mid-Winter Concert - February 12th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Band Solo/Ensemble Contest - February 24th @ Aledo HS

Winter Guard Contest - March 3rd @ Wakeland HS

Percussion Concert - March 8th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

JV Novice Class Winter Guard Championships - March 10th @ Mansfield HS ​

Varsity Regional A Class Winter Guard Championships - March 24th @ Marcus HS

Pre-UIL Concert - April 3rd @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 5:30 pm)

Auction Concert - April 7th @ Durant Auditiorium (Starts at 4:00 pm)

UIL Concert/Sightreading Contest - April 18-19th @ Burleson HS

Spring Band Trip to Corpus Christi - April 20-22nd

Spring Concert - May 22nd @ Durant Auditiorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

State Solo and Ensemble Contest - May 25-26th @ UT Austin

Graduation Performance - June 4th

Rodeo Parade - June 6th @ NGC (Meet at 4:30 pm, pick up at Cherry Park by 5:30 pm)

Lady Roo Soccer Teams Named

Congratulations to the recently named Lady Roo Soccer Teams!

Sylvia Watson 4
Eliana Harmer 9
Cassidy Griffin 2
Juni Ejere 10
Brittyn Ogle jersy6 24
Brissela Montes 7
Bailey Beckner 5
Abby Griffin 3
Abby Fant 8
Shanna Young 20
Hailey Maloy 12
McKenna Buchfink 1
Aubree McCue 13
Alexis Montes 11
Michaela Bosco 14

Julie Griffin
Courtney Birchell

Junior Varsity:
Ciera Birchett 7
Chelsea Embry 4
Mackenzie Haley 5
Ashtin Hudson 8
Jordan Johnson 11
Kimber Terry 21
Christina Long 24
Brittyn Anglin 12
Meredith Cervantes 10
Nicole Fernandez 17
Emma Groce 3
Yessica Martinez 11
Amber Merchant 1
Payton Thibodeaux 2
Sara Strittmatter 9
Stephanie Taylor 16
Isabella Vandygriff 15
Ashley White 13
Madylen Wolfsen 19

Savannah Harvey
Yesenia Perez

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Cornell Calling

Congratulations to senior Erin Mance for being accepted to Cornell University for the 2018-19 academic year.

So proud of you!

French Club Celebrates The Holidays!

The French Club recently gathered together to ring in the holidays!

Joyeuses fêtes et bonne année!
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Scholarship Opportunities

Here's a scholarship opportunity for CURRENT college students that are dyslexic. It is a one-time amount of $2,500 and is not dependent on test scores or GPA.

This is the link:

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.

For more scholarship opportunities, click here December Scholarship Newsletter

Career Center Jobs Board

Looking to make some extra money?

Don’t forget to check out the Jobs Board.

Located outside of the Career Center at the top of the K hall stairs.

Come by often as things are always changing.

Like Us on Facebook - WHS GrassBurr

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Connect With WHS on Twitter

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Some other specific sports teams and organizations you might be interested in are:

@RooPride Roo Football Coaches

@WHSRooFootball WHS Football

@WHSLadyRooVB WHS Volleyball

@WHSBlueBelles Blue Belles

@WHSRooTennis WHS Tennis

@RooCheerWHS WHS Cheerleaders

@WHSRooBand The Mighty Roo Band

@WHSRooTheatre WHS Theatre

@WfordhsChoir WHS Choir

@RooBasketball Men's & Women's Basketball

@WHSRooBaseball WHS Baseball

@WHSRoosSoftball WHS Softball

@ladyroo_soccer WHS Lady Roo Soccer

@WfordRodeoTeam WHS Rodeo Team

@RooWrestling WHS Wrestling


@RooStuCo WHS Student Council

@WHSJWAC WHS Junior World Affairs Council

@WHS_CTE WHS Career & Technological Education

@SpanishClubWISD WHS Spanish Club

@Roos_AV WHS AV Department

@RooStudioWHS WHS Art Department

@WHSMelonVine WHS MelonVine Yearbook news and announcements

@RooCounselors WHS Counselors

@RooLibrary WHS Library

@Number1Roo Dr. Funk, Principal

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