The Boomer

Weekly newsletter for WHS & NGC Vol.4 Ed.5 - Sept. 23-28

Sports At A Glance

Tuesday, Sept. 24

9A/9B/JV/V Volleyball v. Trinity @ WHS 5:00/6:00/5:00/6:00

Varsity Tennis v. LD Bell @ WHS 4:00

Thursday, Sept. 26

JV Tennis v. LD Bell @ LD Bell HS 4:00

JV White/Blue v. San Angelo @ Kangaroo Stadium 5:00/6:30

Freshman White/Blue v. San Angelo @ San Angelo 5:00/6:30

Friday, Sept. 27

9A/9B/JV/V Volleyball v. San Angelo @ San Angelo HS 6:00/5:00/6:00/5:00

Varsity Football v. San Angelo Central @ San Angelo 7:00

Varsity Boys & Girls Golf @ Squaw Valley, Glen Rose 8:30

NTHSRA Rodeo hosted by Hearne HS

Saturday, Sept. 28

Cross Country @ McNeil 7:00am

Varsity Boys & Girls Golf @ Squaw Valley, Glen Rose 8:30

NTHSRA Rodeo hosted by Hearne HS

Congratulations, HoCo King Zeke Baker & Queen McKenna Buchfink!

At halftime Friday night, it was announced that Zeke Baker was elected Homecoming King and the Homecoming Queen was McKenna Buchfink. Runners up in the prestigious honor were Jesus Campos and Rebecca Aquino. Congratulations!

Picture Galleries will be featured in next week's Boomer. Be sure to check it out!

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Congrats, Roos! Varsity Football 4-0!

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Cross Country Results from Decatur

Your WHS varsity boys cross country team took 4th place last weekend in Decatur. The top three runners were Ryder Love, Decklan Murphy, and Noah Kauffman. Colten Harper led the boys JV followed by Kellen Jones. The girls JV also placed 4th led by MacKenzie Ayon, followed by Ashton Ganus.

Saturday, Sept 21st, the entire team was back in action at the Paschal Invitational. Results to be posted in next week's Boomer.

Way to go, Roos!

Kangaroo Bass Fishing Team

The Weatherford High School Bass Team competed in the THSBA West Division Bass Tournament at Lake Ray Roberts, on Saturday. Six teams represented WHS, with four of the six teams weighing in fish. Anglers Hayden Johnson and Ethan Cienega placed 19th, overall, out of nearly 200 teams. The bite was tough as a high pressure ridge shut down the bite and made for a long, hot day, but these competitors did an outstanding job, despite the difficult conditions.

Weatherford Volleyball Update

September 13th:


Weatherford (19-11, 1-0) beat LD Bell

25-12, 25-9, 25-17

Kills: 12 Abbie Lane, 8 Tatum Wright, 8 Chloe Brownlee, 6 Lynsey Lee, 5 Jayla Schultz

Assists: 34 Logan Loran, 5 Ava Saltzgiver

Digs: 21 Keegan O’Connor, 7 Tatum Wright, 6 Caiti Sanchez, 6 Logan Loran

Aces: 3 Ava Saltzgiver

JV won in 2 (1-0)

FA won in 2 (1-0)

FB won in 2 (1-0)

September 17th:


Weatherford (20-11, 1-0) beat Midlothian Heritage

25-18, 23-25, 25-15, 25-16

Kills: 12 Abbie Lane, 11 Jayla Schultz, 9 Tatum Wright, 6 Chloe Brownlee

Assists: 25 Ava Saltzgiver, 18 Logan Loran

Digs: 34 Keegan O’Connor, 21 Tatum Wright, 12 Paige Bevers, 10 Jayla Schultz

Aces: 4 Paige Bevers, 2 Caiti Sanchez, 2 Keegan O’Connor

JV won in 2

FA won in 2

FB lost in 2

Great job, Lady Roos!


It’s time to go PINK for volleyball and breast cancer awareness! Pink Out Shirts will be sold each day at lunch beginning Monday, September 30th and also at the pep rally on October 3rd. Short sleeve are $15, long sleeve are $20. All proceeds are donated to the Parker County Health Foundation.

Let’s pack the stands on October 4th for the annual Pink Out Game!

Tennis Update

Saturday, September 14th , the Weatherford Roos played in a dual match. The first match was against San Angelo. The Weatherford Roos fell short to the SA Bobcats losing 1-18 with the only win coming from doubles group Austin Markwardt and Aaron Hairston, winning in a tiebreaker 9-8 (7-5).

With many matches coming close but falling short against Abilene, the Weatherford Roos had to really try in order to win against the 2018 District Champions losing the match 0-19. Although, the overall team score does not show how well the Roos really played, as many matches came down to the wire on whether winning or losing.

On Tuesday, September 17th, the Roos played Trinity High School. Unfortunately the Roos came up short once again against the Trojans. Losing overall 14-5, the Roos were down 2-5 against the Trojans after doubles so the Roos looked to counter back in singles. The only wins of the match came from two doubles groups and three singles players. Doubles wins consisted of senior Aaron Quy and junior Braden Carter, winning 8-6. Mixed consisted of sophomore Morgan Petersen and sophomore Shelbi Ruthesell winning 8-5. Singles wins came from senior Aaron Quy (7-5,6-1), junior, Katie Markwardt (6-4,7-5), and sophomore Shelbi Ruthesell (6-3,6-0). Next the Roos take on LD Bell High School.

Come out and cheer them on this Tuesday as Varsity competes at home!


Sept. 27: Out of This World

Oct. 3: Pink Out

Oct. 18: Disney/Pixar

Oct. 25: Hippie/Tie Dye

November 1: Color Wars -Freshmen wear black, Sophomores wear gray, Juniors wear blue, Seniors wear white

November 8: Blackout

Senior Tribute Ads on Sale Now!

Time to order YOUR SENIOR's Tribute Ad for the 2020 MelonVine Yearbook! (A special place in the yearbook to tell your senior how proud you are of their accomplishments.)

Just go to Be sure and choose Weatherford TEXAS (not Weatherford, OK).


Project Prom is having a meeting on Monday the 23rd at 6:30pm at Shep’s on Main Street.

Project Prom also has a Facebook page at "WHS 2020 Project Prom", where parents can see updated information.
Project Prom could use as many senior parents as they can get to help!

Blue Belles Of The Week

Join us in congratulating our Blue Belles of the week! Spirit Belle Mackenzie Dillow, Miss High Kick Calli Gunnells, and Belle of the week Melanie Martinez!

Blue Belles Teachers of the Week! Congratulations!

The Belles would like to say Thank you to our WHS Teacher of the week Dr. Pate, and NGC Teacher of the week Mr. Holder!

Floral Design Arrangement of the Month Club

Happy Friday!!

It is now time to sign up for the Floral Design of the month Club! Each month starting in October you will receive a fresh arrangement from the High School Floral Design class.

Attached you will find an order form. If you would like to pick and choose which months you want to receive or if you want them all there is an option to do that. Payment can be tubed to me through campus mail. Thank you for supporting our program! (images are examples only)

FFA Floral Arrangement Order Form

Band is selling Parker County Coffee Roasters coffee

16 oz re-sealable bags are $13 each.

Flavors are …





Pumpkin Spice

House blend $12

Decaf available on request.

See any of the band kids or call Admin C @ x-3513 to order.

WHS Band

Homecoming week was a full week of performances for the Fightin’ Roo Marching Band, starting with the Homecoming Parade on last Thursday. At Friday’s game against Southwest High School, the FRB performed their show “Intergalactic” before the game to allow for Homecoming Court celebrations during halftime.

The FRB also announced our 2019 Band Beau and Sweetheart nominees, and winners. Nominees were:

Bubba Frank Alicia German

Jack Waldron Meagan Mitchell

Andrew Whitsitt Sydney Wolfenberger

Your 2019 Band Beau and Sweetheart are:

Andrew Whitsitt and Alicia German!

On Saturday the 20th, WHS Percussion competed in the Plano Drumline Contest at Clark Stadium and had a stellar performance amongst some really fantastic competition. We will have their results next week. Starting September 28th, the FRB will begin their competition season with their first show at the Preview of Champions at the Mansfield ISD Vernon Newsom Stadium. We perform in prelims at 12:45 pm, so make sure to come cheer us on.

Outstanding New Band Members of the Week:

Lucas Leaf from the Flute Section

Holly Strittmatter from the Horn Section

And Blaine Thomas from the Front Ensemble.

Guard Member of the Week:

Ashlyn Cole

Section of the Week:


Upcoming Events this fall:

Preview of Champions Marching Festival – September 28th @ Mansfield ISD Vernon Newsom Stadium

US Bands Competition - October 5th @ Burleson HS

Sound of Springtown Marching Showcase - October 12 @ Porcupine Stadium

UIL Region 30 Marching Contest - October 15th @ Chisholm Trail HS

Veteran's Day Parade - November 9th @ NGC (meet at 9:15am - parade starts at 10:00am - pickup at 10:45am in front of NGC)

Winter Guard Auditions - November 11-15th (4:30-6:30 pm)

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

Need Volunteer Hours? Just like to help? The Band needs YOU!

Here’s a fun opportunity for students who need to accumulate service hours! The Fightin’ Roo Band needs your help in the concession stand at Roo Stadium during home football games! See Ms. Zimring in Admin C to sign up for a shift (or click on the link below!) Students may volunteer for any position except Cashier.!/showSignUp/805084ea5aa2fa1fe3-concession

GSA Club To Elect Officers

GSA will be holding officer elections on 9/24 after school in F111. If you’re interested in being involved in GSA or being an officer, stop by Mrs. Tillis-White’s room in F111!

Ag Practicum - A CTE Program Spotlight by Paty Yepson

Mrs. Deann Seal's Agriculture Practicum class has been up and running for two years. In that short time so much has evolved. Students in Mrs. Seal’s class get a great life-lesson experience. Students even have the opportunity to branch out to local veterinarian clinics and do many hands-on things. She loves her students. She loves seeing them grow, especially students she's had since they were freshmen.

One of her students, Clara Conlon (Senior '20) says the practicum offers her an opportunity to get her veterinary assistant license, so when she goes to college, she'll be ahead of most students. Clara never thought about Ag classes until she took one and really liked it.

“I think that the CTE program has evolved drastically. Dr. Donaghey has done such an amazing job expanding all the programs, making them better for students and teachers,"

Mrs. Seal said.

Mrs. Seals has a class pet named “Happy”. Happy the dog was adopted from a shelter not too long ago. Happy is a companion for all her students; they love having him around. It’s a good way to release stress. It also allows them to build relationships/bond with animals.

If you would like to learn more about Mrs. Seal’s Ag class, come by the CTE Center and pick up the new brochure!

Written by Paty Yepson, Law Practicum Public Information Officer

Emergency Medical Tech Students Tour Medstar Facility

Students from WHS in the Medstar program for Emergency Medical Tech license, took at tour of the Medstar facility and orientation last week. The "Ambus," behind us in the picture holds up to 24 patients, and is deployed for areas with mass disaster.

Weatherford High School

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