Weatherford High School

February 28 - March 5, 2016

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*ATTENTION: Tons of new information in this edition of our newsletter.*

Go support our teams! Tweet your support with #roopride.

February 29, 2016

V/JV Girls and JV Boys Golf @ Leap Day Invitational in Lipan

JV2 Boys Soccer vs. Paschal @ North Crowley 7:45


March 1, 2016

V Boys Golf @ District Preview at Southern Oaks in Burleson

JV1/V Boys Soccer @ North Crowley 6:00/7:45

JV/V Girls Soccer vs. North Crowley @ WHS 6:00/7:30

V/JV Softball @ Arlington High School 6:00/8:00

JV Tennis @ Boswell 7:15 am


March 3, 2016

V Baseball @ Midland Tournament

JV Baseball @ Cleburne Tournament

9 Baseball @ Weatherford 9th Tournament


March 4, 2016

V Baseball @ Midland Tournament

JV Baseball @ Cleburne Tournament

9 Baseball @ Weatherford 9th Tournament

V Girls Golf @ Keller invitational at Sky Creek Ranch in Keller

JV2/JV1/V Boys Soccer vs. Sam Houston @ WHS 5:00/6:30/8:00

JV/V Girls Soccer @ Sam Houston 6:00/7:30

V Tennis @ Brock 7:15 am


March 5, 2016

V Baseball @ Midland Tournament

JV Baseball @ Cleburne Tournament

9 Baseball @ Weatherford 9th Tournament

V Girls Golf @ Keller invitational at Sky Creek Ranch in Keller

Boys Power Lifting @ Region 6 Division 1 Meet in Everman

JV/V Boys/Girls Track and Field @ Rough Rider Relays

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Weatherford ISD is committed to providing a safe environment for our Kangaroo family and reminds everyone that it's particularly important to obey traffic laws and drive safely in school zone areas.

If you drive to school, through a school zone, or in neighborhoods near a school, be sure to follow these safety tips to keep all members of our community safe:

  • Please abide by the cell phone law. Texas drivers cannot use cell phones in school zone areas unless the car is stopped or the phone is used with a hands-free device.
    • Drivers with learner's permits are prohibited from using handheld cell phones in the first six months of driving.
    • Drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using wireless communications devices.
  • Look both ways for pedestrians and bicyclists before moving forward in the drop-off and pick-up zones.
  • Obey the 20 mph speed limit in all school zones and 10 mph in school parking lots.
  • Be patient during drop-off and pick-up if you drive your student to school or drive near a school.
  • Yield to pedestrians at all intersections.
  • Be aware of students where there are no sidewalks along the road and when backing out of school parking lots.
  • Watch for younger and less predictable children who may dart into the road.
  • Stop and wait for school buses when red lights are flashing.

Thank you for helping us provide for safe student travel near all Weatherford ISD schools.

Tardy Sweeps Begin

We will begin tardy sweeps in order to encourage students to get to class on time.


1) Teachers will lock and close their doors at 8:15 or when the bell for class begins.

2) If a student is locked out of the room after the tardy bell rings then students will need to come to Admin B o r Admin C for a pass.

3) Students will not be admitted to class without a pass.


We will assign students detentions at tables outside the door of Admin B or C.

NEW PROGRAM: Mini Seminars at Mega Lunch

We have so many great programs going on here at WHS and the auditorium is booked up during Mega Lunch most weeks during the Spring Semester. The Junior World Affairs Council will begin offering a new program as an extra credit opportunity on the weeks that we cannot host a guest speaker in the Auditorium. It is called “Mini Seminars at Mega Lunch.” Starting this week, we are offering 4 mini seminars during Mega Lunch. Each will be during A Block lunch in their assigned classrooms. These are recorded video conferences. Students can choose which session they go to, however, once the classroom is at capacity then the session is closed and you’ll have to select another session to attend.


Students may only get extra credit for ONE session per week.

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Recruiters on Campus This Week


Tuesday, March 1, 2016: US Navy


Wednesday, March 2, 2016: US Coast Guard


Thursday, March 3: US Army

Upcoming Meeting about Dual Credit and New Course Offerings

March 3 – Student meeting during Mega Lunch in the Durant Auditorium to discuss Dual Credit and new course offerings for 16-17.



March 7 @ 6:00 PM in WHS Cafeteria – Parent meeting to discuss Dual Credit and new course offerings for 16-17.

AP Test Registration

Students wishing to sign up for AP Testing need to remember that the registration forms are due March 4 and are available on the WHS Guidance/Counseling webpage.

ACT is coming to WHS!

Attention WHS students-the ACT is coming to Weatherford High School. On Saturday April 9 WHS will host the college entrance exam for our students. This will be at a reduced cost of $19.95 and it will be a computer based test. The testing opportunity is available for any student grade 10-12 that is currently enrolled at WHS.


If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please go by the PASS office and get a voucher from Mrs. Patterson. You must have one of these vouchers to participate in the exam on our campus at a reduced rate. The vouchers expire March 4th so make sure you plan accordingly.


If you have further questions, please see Mrs. Shifflett in

Admin B.

Looking for a summer job?

Splash Kingdom recruiters will be on campus during lunch on Tuesday, March 1st. Stop by and see them in the Durant Foyer!

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.

The Weatherford Animal Shelter needs your help!

Please donate any of these items listed below, and bring them to Ms. Sawyer’s room in H208 or Admin C from February 22nd- March 11th.


· Old towels

· Blankets

· Cat litter

· Kitten food

· Litter scoopers

· Dry dog food (no Ol’ Roy)

· Dry cat food

· Dog treats

· Dog collars (medium and large)

· Dog leashes

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Updated from the Whiz Quiz Club

​Whiz Quiz Club will now meet during A Block of Mega Lunch on Wednesdays in room H205. We are still looking for new members to help the club grow and more book donations. Thank you to those who have joined and contributed!

Dress Exchange

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!

Prom tickets go on sale this week.


The prom is Saturday, April 23 at WHS. The theme is City Lights. Tickets go on sale March 1. Here are the prices:

You may purchase tickets March 1st – April 8th
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.

Prom packets with the dress code, date approval form, and other information can be picked up in Admin A, B, or C.

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 phartnet@weatherfordisd.com

Virginia Lott 817-598-2858 x3519 vlott@weatherfordisd.com

Elizabeth Ward 817-598-2858 x3521 eward@weatherfordisd.com

Morgan Melde 817-598-2858 x3522 mmelde@weatherfordisd.com

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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

Bowman, Jacob – Tarleton State University

Buchfink, Chandler - Texas State University

Brunz, Trevor – Universal Technical Institute

Cantrell, Kenny – Texas A&M University

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

Hensley, Jesse – Tarleton State University

Herringer, Tristan – Texas A&M University

Hutchinson, Danielle - Hardin Simmons University

JuVette, Noah – Texas State University

Larvin, Kara - Texas A&M University

Martin Justin – Tarleton State University

Miller, Nicole – Midwestern State 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

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: March Scholarship Information

Click here for the March Scholarship Report: http://tinyurl.com/MarchScholarshipReport


Ford Driving Dreams is offering three $2,000 scholarships for Weatherford High School students who are attending a two year or four year college. Community college bound students must have a 2.8 GPA, be in the top 25% of their class, and have completed at least three PAP, AP, or Dual Credit classes. University bound applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or above, have a minimum of 1050 on their SAT or a minimum of 20 on their ACT, and have completed at least five PAP, AP, or Dual Credit classes. Applications are online at www.forddrivingdreams.com and the deadline to apply is midnight March 7, 2016.


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.


Also, the Zonta Scholarship deadline has been extended to March 25, 2016. This scholarship is for seniors who have outstanding academic records, show evidence of leadership, good citizenship, and possess a commitment to advance the status of women. Scholarship applications are available in the Counseling Center.

Senior Athlete Letter of Intent Signing

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Tyler Scoggin will be studying and playing football at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

News from the Power Lifting Teams

Morgan Dunn, Lauren Gilliam and Guadlupe Solorzano competed in the Region 6 Division 1 Girls Power Lifting Championships in Princeton. Every girl had a great night achieving new personal records in the squat, bench press and dead lift.


Lauren Gilliam and Guadlupe Solorzano qualified for the State Power Lifting Meet in Corpus Christi March 17th and 18th.


Congratulations to all the Weatherford Girls Power lifters on a great season!!!


The boys power lifting team placed 3rd in their League championship Meet in Saginaw. Tin Nguyen, Braden Robertson, and Jake Beaird each placed 1st in their weight classification. Brandon Edwards placed 2nd and Elijah Dean placed 3rd in their weight classes.


Congratulations on a great power lifting season and good luck to those moving on to regionals.

News from the Student Council

Members of our Student Council traveled to Azle High School this past weekend. Our students completed projects in the following categories this year.


  • Pride and Patriotism
  • Drug, Alcohol, Safety and Health Awareness
  • Community Service
  • Energy and Environment
  • Outstanding Students Councils

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


Congratulations to the following campus organizations for their hard work:


  • The Mighty Mob
  • Red, White and Roo
  • Green Team
  • Outreach Club
  • Safe Roos, Healthy Roos

Choir Solo and Ensemble Results

76 WHS Choir members competed in 60 events today at South Hills High School and earned first division gold medals in 47 events.


Gold Medal Medalists:

Caitlynn Bonnett Advanced to State

Claire Crenshaw Advanced to State

Addison Fundis Advanced to State

Maggie Glenn Advanced to State

Sariah Harmer Advanced to State

Emily Hatch Advanced to State

Lillian Holguin Advanced to State

Lauren James Advanced to State

Alexis Little Advanced to State

Bethany Mikles Advanced to State

Natalia Poland Advanced to State

Ashley Randall Advanced to State

Jacqueline Ridge Advanced to State

Kelsie Schlosser Advanced to State

Rachel Ward Advanced to State

Cadie Cutshall

Ellie Larvin

Sydney Sharp

Haley Davis

Taylor Fite

Mariah Frazier

Jasmine Garcia

Abigail Gilbert

Jennifer Smith

Sarah Talmage

Hailey Vantine

Jana Zacharias

Cody Coen Advanced to State

Alex Cook Advanced to State

Carter Gass Advanced to State

Cody Gist Advanced to State

Andrew McNay Advanced to State

Benjamin Smith Advanced to State

Tony Thorn Advanced to State

Rowan Johnson

Dylan Worsham


Freshmen Small Treble Ensemble Gold Medalists

Ensemble 1

Haley Davis

Tyler Hagwood

Katrina Hartman

Reagan Price

Jennifer Smith

Katherine Woodall


Ensemble 2

Taylor Fite

Jasmine Garcia

Jordan McCaslin

Sarah Talmage

Kaitlynn White

Jana Zacharias


Madrigal 1 Advanced to State

Caitlynn Bonnett

Deirdre Callahan

Cody Coen

Alex Cook

Cody Gist

Margaret Glenn

Tristan Johnson

Persethamone Jones-Banks

Natalia Poland


Madrigal 2 Advanced to State

Carter Gass

Emily Hatch

Lillian Holguin

Alexis Little

Bethany Mikles

Ashley Randall

Benjamin Smith

Tony Thorn

Rachel Ward

Reagan Wiggs

News from the Blue Belles

The Blue Belles hosted the Danceline Classic State Championship. The Belles competed in solos and ensembles. Awards are as follows:


5th place solo (out of over 100 solos)- Sophie Pasternak

1st place trio- Chandler Ray, Bailee Love & Hali Sims

1st place toe touch- Nadine Simanjuntak

3rd place duet- Cassandra & Laci Blanton

1st place junior solo (9th grade)- Jenna Pinder

2nd place junior solo (9th grade)- Jackie Peacock

Most Photogenic- Bailee Love


Division One soloists

Cassandra Blanton (2 solos)

Caitlynn Bonnett

Olivia Brooks

Bailee Love

Katy McMichael

Michelle Miller

Kelly Newman

Bridget Ourada

Chandler Ray

Ariana Saltarelli

Adriana Soto

Band Solo and Ensemble Results

The Fightin' Roo Band had a fantastic day at UIL Solo and Ensemble at Crowley High School. The band continued its winning streak!


2016 UIL Solo and Ensemble Results:

We had 78 first division (superior rating) soloists! 27 of these soloists are advancing to State (last year we had 24)!

All 14 ensembles - made up of 58 students - received a 1st division and are advancing to state. Last year we had 29 students advancing with an ensemble. This category had a big jump in numbers! We doubled the number of students advancing to state in an ensemble from last year.

In total, 64 students will be going to Texas State Solo and Ensemble in Austin on Saturday, May 28!

Bravo Fightin' Roo Band! Go Roos!


The following students received a 1st division superior rating on their solo:


Angie Amaya

Brittany Bailey

Bella Baxter

Sawyer Blackwell

Mason Christianson

Charles Contreras

Zachary Cornelius

Ryne Dingler

Jacob Eader

Caleb Edmunds

Luke Feris

Madeline Freeberg

Jasmine Garcia

Erykah Gieb

Leah Gilstrap

Ruben Gomez

Jacob Goree

Kyra Goulette

Brannon Heltzel

Shyanne Hoffman

Michael Ippollito

Kyle Jenson

Noah Johnston

Kailtyn Kerfoot

Levi Latson

Ashley Leon

Aidan Lewis

Ellie Lewis

Darlene Mata

Coty McNiel

Jennifer Mezquite

Leigh O'Neil

Adam Ortiz

Katelyn Owens

Grace Paris

Katie Parks

Nidhi Patel

Michael Proskauer

Lance Ragsdale

Kailey Reeves

Drake Rogers

Monika Sanchez

Shivam Sapkota

Dylan Scripps

Christian Seebold

Jenny Smith

Clara Tolleson

Dylan Tomkins

Christopher Trejo

James Weaver

Duncan Westbrook


The following students received a 1st division on their solo and are advancing to state:


JT Baker

Rachel Bell

Calvin Blaisdell

Madison Bridges

Robert Chavez

Madison Cromer

Kylie Dillinger

Torin Fishkin

Matthew Gilbert

Mary Louviere

Samuel Marquardt

Justin Martin

Sarah Miller

Allison Montgomery

Kayla Northrip

Tori Oneal

Jackie Ridge

Carley Rodgers

Samuel Shaw

Ben Smith

Xan Watson

Zach Watson

Lauren White

Reagan Wiggs

Andrew Wortman

Jessica Wortman

Crystal York

The following students participated in one of our 14 ensembles advancing to state:


Nathan Arnold

Brittany Bailey

JT Baker

Wilson Baker

Rachel Bell

Calvin Blaisdell

Madison Bridges

Audrey Carter

Robert Chavez

Clarissa Christiansen

Cody Coen

Kylie Dillinger

Ryne Dingler

AJ Flores

Taylor Freeman

Jasmine Garcia

Matthew Gilbert

Brannon Heltzel

Shyanne Hoffman

Lauren Knowles

Mary Louviere

Joseph Luppino

Samuel Marquardt

Cody McMurray

Coty McNiel

Austin Miller

Sarah Miller

Arlie Monroe

Allison Montgomery

Caleb Moss

Tristan Musgrave

Ashley Musick

Tori Oneal

Leigh O'Neil

Adam Ortiz

Katelyn Owens

Jackie Ridge

Drake Rogers

Bethany Rothrock

Shannon Rousseau

Jamie Sanchez

Shivam Sapkota

Dylan Scripps

Sam Shaw

Ben Smith

Jenny Smith

Braden Stillwell

Samantha Talbert

Sarah Talmage

Xan Watson

Zach Watson

Nikita Webb

Duncan Westbrook

Lauren White

Reagan Wiggs

Bailey Worden

Jessica Wortman

Crystal York