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Weatherford High School - March 5 - 11 - Vol. 2, Ed. 25

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Tuesday, March 6

JV2/JV1/Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Abilene @ Kangaroo Stadium 4:30/6:00/7:30

JV/Varsity Girls Soccer @ Abilene, Shotwell Stadium 6:00/7:30

Varsity/JV Softball vs.Timber Creek @ Hall MS 5:00/7:00

Wednesday, March 7

JV Tennis @ Ryan Raider JV Tournament, Denton Ryan HS 8am

Varsity/JV Girls & JV Boys Golf @ Centennial Invitational, Woodhaven CC, Fort Worth

Thursday, March 8

Varsity Baseball @ Arlington Heights Tournament, AHHS & PHS TBA

JV/9 Baseball @ Weatherford JV Tournament, NGC TBA

Softball @ JV RIchland Tournament, Richland HS & LD Bell HS TBD

Track & Field in Johnny Perkins Relays @ Granbury HS

Friday, March 9

JV2/JV1/Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Keller @ Kangaroo Stadium 4:30/6:00/7:30

JV/Varsity Girls Soccer @ Keller, KHC 6:00/7:30

Varsity Baseball @ Arlington Heights Tournament, AHHS & PHS TBA

JV/9 Baseball @ Weatherford JV Tournament, NGC TBA

Varsity Tennis @ Northwest Tournament, Northwest HS 8am

Saturday, March 10

Varsity Baseball @ Arlington Heights Tournament, AHHS & PHS TBA

JV/9 Baseball @ Weatherford JV Tournament, NGC TBA

Softball @ JV RIchland Tournament, Richland HS & LD Bell HS TBD

*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.


Project Prom Parent Meeting

Monday, March 5th, 6pm

WHS Library

MONDAY DEADLINE for Rangers Tickets!

The WHS Roo baseball program is selling tickets for the 2018 Texas Rangers season. Our selling these tickets is part of an agreement in which our Roo Baseball Team will have the opportunity to play a game in the Rangers Stadium, Globe Life Field on March 12th against Garland Sachse High School.

Please get with a Roo baseball player to get your tickets ordered today or you can use the link below to place your order directly with the WHS Baseball Booster Club. Order deadline is Monday, March 5, 2018.

TUESDAY NIGHT - Eat Burgers, Help Roo Fest!

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NTHS Induction Ceremony

Thursday, March 8th

6:30 p.m.
WHS Library


Beginning March 19th, Project Prom will be auctioning 6 Rows at the Convention Center! 3 rows of 26 seats on each side of the Convention Center. It is important to see which way the students will walk indicated by the blue arrows below. All students will enter on the right side of the stage and exit on the left.

March 19th – 23rd, bids will be accepted from 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Each bid must be completed by Parent/Guardian with the following information:

  • Bidder’s Name
  • Senior’s name
  • Phone Number
  • Bid Amount
  • Date

There are 2 options for placing bids:

  • A bid box will be located in the WHS Main Office. Parent/Guardian can fill out slip of paper with above listed information and place bid in the box.
  • Parent/Guardian can email their bid to Peggy Vance at with the above listed information.

Each afternoon, the bids will be collected and the highest bid will be posted on the WHS website. Bidding will end promptly at 4 p.m. on the 23rd and the top 6 bidders will be contacted by March 24th. Top bidder will have 1st choice of rows followed by the next highest bid and so on. If payment is not made, next highest bid will be contacted. Payment will be due by March 26, 2018.

AP TESTING - Here's What You Need To Know

The 2017-2018 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents has been sent home with AP students.

You can now begin sharing the URL ( in emails, social media, newsletters, etc. Families can click around and check things out, but the registration form will stay closed until 1/22, when it will open automatically to begin test registration. Regular registration deadline is March 9th.

  • AP Test Registration Begins: Monday, January 22, 2018
  • AP Test Registration Closes: Friday, March 9th, 2018
  • AP Exam Fee $94.00 per exam
  • AP Capstone Exam Fee $142.00 per exam
  • Late Registration: Monday, March 12th, 2018 to Friday, March 30th, 2018
  • Penalty Fee of additional $15.00 per exam
  • Fee Reduction is available to families who qualify, must see Kimberly Hock, Testing Coordinator
  • All Fees are paid online.
  • No Refunds will be issued for AP exams
  • No Changes can be made after April 13th

Got questions? Please contact Kimberly Hock, WHS Testing Coordinator

817-598-2858, Ext. 3532 or email her at

3 Wrestlers Win At State

The Weatherford Girls Wrestling team traveled Houston to compete the the 2018 UIL State Wrestling tournament.

Freshman Kaylynn Green (making the trip for the first time) placed top 8 in the state, losing only to the State Champion and the 4th place girl. She has a bright future ahead of her.

Sophomore Camille Fournier making her second appearance at State once again made it to the finals to face down the only girls to beat her throughout the year. Going down early in the match, Camille battled back and ended up pinning her rival to become the 2018 STATE CHAMPION!

Please congratulate these girls.

Also, congratulations to Mason Woodward, 4th Place in State!

Lady Roos Powerlifting Regional Results

Lauren Gilliam finished 5th- State qualifier

Morgan Dunn finished 8th. Hit the state qualifying total.

Esmeralda Hernandez-5th place

Guadalupe Solorzano- 4th place

Congratulations and good luck at State!

Mens' Powerlifting Weights It Out

The following Boys Powerlifters have qualified for the Region 6 Division 1 Powerlifting Meet.

The meet was Saturday, March 3rd at Keller Central. Results to be posted next week.

If you see one of these young men, congratulate them!

Justin Sitz

Korey Grant

Kylen Hart

River Hall

Tanner Knox

Ethan Herron

Cody Henderson

Newest Roo - Congratulations to the Hibbetts Family

Welcome to Mr. Hibbetts' little daughter, Arilyn Cordelia Hibbetts, born 7:19 pm on Saturday, March 3rd.

Track Results

The Lady Roo Track Team traveled to Richland for a track meet. The Varsity team finished 3rd overall in the meet. Top individual performances were:

Sadie Tharp- 1st place 3200 m and 1600 m
Logan Loran- 3rd Long Jump
Jayla Schultz- 3rd Triple Jump
Tyler Bowman- 1st Pole Vault
Juni Ejere- 2nd 100 m
Julie Griffin- 3rd 300 m Hurdles

4 x 100 Relay placed 3rd (Tatum Wright, Logan Loran, Dayla Roberts, Jayla Schultz)
4 x 200 Relay placed 1st (Tatum Wright, Jayla Schultz, Logan Loran, Juni Ejere)
4 x 400 Relay placed 3rd (Tyler Bowman, Selah Morris, Paige Bevers, Julie Griffin)

Way to go, Lady Roos!

King Rules Regionals

Jessie King competed in the 2018 School Bus Safety Speech Contest. She won 1st place in the Regional Contest! She will advance to the State Contest Finals in Waco and compete to win a scholarship of up to $1,000! Congratulations and best of luck, Jessie!

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

Check out our latest stories!


"WHS Boys Basketball Exemplifies the Meaning of Team", by Jade Hebbert and Julie Jacks

"Overlooked: Addressing the Social Stigma Around Mental Health in High School", by Clara Tolleson, Guest Writer

Go to to see great articles about WHS!

Time To Think PROM

Seniors, it's time to start planning for Prom! The theme this year is Gatsby and it will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center on April 28, 2018. Prom Information Packets are available in the front office or in Mrs. Gonzalez's room, Room E220. Tickets can now be purchased either online or in the front office. Pick up your prom packet today to get all the information!

T-shirts To Help Africa

The Student Council Outreach Club is hoping to place another order for shirts to help raise money to build a water well in Africa. If we get enough interest in helping our cause by ordering shirts, we will place an order.


Outreach Club

WHS Photography Students Shine

Student work: Kira Goulette 1, Jack French 2-3, Emma Bradford 4-5, Jessica Swift 6

Students created this in the dark auditorium thanks to Mrs. Justice & Mr. Cooper for admittance.


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NGC's TSA Competes at Red River Regional Competition

NGC's Technology Students Association (TSA) competed in the Red River regional competitions this past Saturday.


Drone Racing

1st place- Brandon Martinez (advances to state)

2nd place- Ethan Broomes (advances to state)


2nd place- Team Blue (Chis Carney, Nolan Davis, Hunter Spaulding, Ethan Broomes, Brandon Martinez) and advances to state

RC Racing

1st place - Ethan Broomes (advances to state)

CO2 Research Racer (3D Printed)

2nd place - Team Red Diamond ( Chis Carney, Nolan Davis, Hunter Spaulding, Ethan Broomes, Brandon Martinez, & Hunter Gibson) advanced to state

Rocket Launch Kit

1st place - Hunter Gibson (advances to state)

Rocket Launch (Student Built)

1st place - Ethan Broomes (advances to state)

If you see these students, please congratulate them on their hard work and accomplishments.

NGC Photographers Capture Success

The NGC had several students compete at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event on Saturday, February 17th. All of our students received rankings of a level 4 on their works and also received Regional medals. Aidan Ridling had one piece that will move on to the State Competition in April. Please congratulate all of the students on their hard work and achievements!

Kallie Engel - 2 pieces

Kelseigh Hardin - 2 pieces

Isabella Vandygriff - 2 pieces

Michaela Bosco - 2 pieces

Beau Morrison - 2 pieces

Aidan Ridling - 2 pieces

Tra Tran - 1 piece

Maggie Hull - 1 piece ​

Connyr Morris - 1 piece

Band Blast

The Percussion Concert on March 1st was a great showcase of student’s talents from Hall MS, Tison MS, and WHS. We hope you enjoyed the performance.

Another Successful Weekend for WHS Winter Guards

The Weatherford High School Winter Guards had their third competition for the North Texas Color Guard Association this past Saturday (3/3) hosted by Wakeland HS. Both Groups had great performances in there respected classifications. The Junior Varsity group performed their show "Home" using the song made famous by Phillip Phillips, and placed 6th with a 77.6. They go to NTCA Novice Class Championships next Saturday (3/10) at Mansfield HS.

The Varsity team placed 7th in the Regional A classification with their show called "Just Another Rainy Day" that uses three different songs to help the production go from a rain storm to a bright and sunny day. Varsity will compete at Marcus HS for their final show (3/24). Please congratulate these kids on a job well done.

WISD Percussion Concert

The Percussion Ensemble Concert took place last Thursday (3/1) and featured percussion students from Hall MS, Tison MS, and WHS/NGC. These WISD percussionists performed in small ensembles, along with a few students performing their State Qualifying Solos. Student's put on a fantastic show for the audience and we are proud of their extra work to put this performance together.

*,*Make sure to come and check out our Annual Auction Concert on April 7th. Performances will begin at 4 pm and will feature all the WISD Bands and Color Guard Programs. **

Upcoming Dates for the WHS Band and Color Guard:
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 Auditorium (Starts at 4:00 pm)
UIL Concert/Sight-reading Contest - April 18-19th @ Burleson HS
Spring Band Trip to Corpus Christi - April 20-22nd
Spring Concert - May 22nd @ Durant Auditorium (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
June Band Camp - June 4th-8th @ WHS (8:00-11:00 and 12:30-3:30)
Summer Band Starts July 30th

Lady Roos Soccer Update

The Varsity Lady Roos defeated Keller Fossil Ridge with a score of 2-1. The first goal came from a free kick outside the 25 by Hailey Maloy, freshman Aubree McCue was there to follow for the shot. The second goal came from freshman Michaela Bosco unassisted. This win places the Lady Roos at 4-3 in district play setting them up for the 4th place spot for playoffs.

JV also came away with a 6-0 win. Goals and assists from Sara Strittmatter assisted by Payton Theobideux, Payton Goal Ashtin Hudson assist, Mady Wolfsen unassisted, Payton assisted by Ashtin, and Payton assisted by Emma Groce. JV lady Roos move to 4-1-1 in district play.

Great games, ladies!

Photo credit to Yearbook Staff Member: Emily Wallace

Boys Soccer Results

Weatherford Boys Soccer tied Timber Creek 2-2 in regulation and lost 4-3 in pk's. The Roos took a 1-0 lead with a great goal from Juan Villanueva from outside box assisted by Richard Kienle. The Falcons tied it up when they converted on an inadvertent handball in the box. In the second half, the Roos scored on a breakaway goal off a great throw in from Gage Mullins. The Roos battled all the way to the end, but the Falcons converted with 1 second on the click with a crazy goal to tie it up. In Penalty kick the Roos lost 4-3. Tremendous effort by the Roos. The Roos have a bye before Abilene comes to town on Tuesday. Way to go Roos!

Photo credit to Yearbook Staffer - Abby Curtis

TASCO Names Academic All-State Soccer Players

Congratulations to the following Soccer players for being named All-State:

Greg Smith

Jesus Hernandez

Jordy Renteria

Levi Duvall

Vicente Santibanez

& Will Cowan

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Texas Tech Offers Leadership Development Opportunity

Students, here's an opportunity to apply for Camp L.E.A.D., Texas Tech University's leadership education and development program, which takes place July 24-27, 2018. During this program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team-building activities. Your students will also have an opportunity to explore Texas Tech through an official campus tour and in-depth sessions with their intended field of study.

Transportation, housing and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students admitted into the program.

Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Grade Level: must be an incoming high school senior in the Fall of 2018.
  • Academic Performance: student's high school counselor must submit a form regarding their academic performance. Students are also asked to self-report their ACT/SAT scores.
  • Community Involvement: must be an active member of your community and involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Leadership: must have a proven desire to be a leader.
  • Interest in Texas Tech: Applicants must be interested in enrolling at Texas Tech University.
  • Cost: Transportation, housing and event materials provided at no cost if admitted.


Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018.Please direct any questions about Camp L.E.A.D. to 806.742.1299

Scholarship Opportunities

Weatherford College has opened its online scholarship application for 2018-2019. Students need to apply to Weatherford College prior to filling out the application. The Weatherford College Foundation gives out more than $240,000 in scholarships every year. Be sure not to miss out on this valuable opportunity. The deadline to apply is March 24, 2018.

If you are planning to take dual credit classes next year, you may be eligible to receive the Texas Bank Scholarship. This scholarship is available for students in grades 9 – 12 that have a financial need and are willing to perform community service hours. You will need to take the TSI test and attach your college-ready scores to the application. Applications are available in the Counseling Center and the deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 19. If you have questions about the scholarship, please see your counselor.

For more scholarship opportunities, click on March 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.

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@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!