Edward Dealecio: Recent Weatherford High School graduate Edward Dealecio was one of only 256 musicians selected as an Outstanding Performer at the 2011 Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest. Dealecio, a trombone player, was also selected as Outstanding Senior of the Roo Band during the 2010-11 school year. Richard Floyd, Director of Music for the University Interscholastic League, sent Dealecio a recognition letter as well as a draped medal which is identical to those awarded to state champions in all UIL events. Dealecio will be attending Weatherford College in the fall.
Pictured (from left) are Jason Schroeder, Katherine Shalton, and Michelle Shows (courtesy photo).
On Sunday afternoon, June 5th at the Ninth Grade Center the Weatherford ISD offered adult education students an opportunity to walk across the stage and receive recognition for their achievement.
Dr. Cron, WISD Superintendent, spoke at the ceremony and commended the students for their accomplishment and urged them to continue to pursue their goals.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo's Caleb Frysinger breaks up a Wilmer-Hutchins pass play during the first round of the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 Fort Worth Qualifier at O.D. Wyatt High School on Tuesday, June 14.
Aledo went 5-2 at the tournament to qualify for the Red Bull Game Breakers Finals on July 15-16 at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
The Bearcats also qualified for the Texas state 7-on-7 Tournament to be held at Texas A&M on July 15 and 16.
For more information, see the June 17 issue of The Community News.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) recently approved Weatherford College as a qualified provider for its Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program. Upon successful completion of the program students qualify as a TDLR Certified Technician.
“Our program offers classroom theory combined with hands-on experience for the students to gain skills for employment in the field,” said Athena Russell, Workforce and Continuing Education Coordinator.
The College has a 21-month-long evening program and a fast-track day program that completes in approximately eight months. Both programs begin anew in August.
Parker County Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday, June 13 to institute a burn ban for Parker County for the next 30 days.
“As we all know, we are currently experiencing extremely dry conditions,” Parker County Judge Mark Riley said. “When conditions are this dry, wildfires can happen very easily and then spread quickly. We want to do everything we can to avoid any situations similar to what happened at Possum Kingdom Lake back in April or the Peaster Wildfires from the 90s.”
Precinct 3 Commissioner John Roth voted against the measure.
“I am absolutely, 100 percent for safety, but I’m also not for penalizing law-abiding citizens who take the proper precautions,” Roth said. “There are good days and bad days to burn, burn ban or not. What’s your threshold of government?”
Weatherford ISD Board members spent the majority of Thursday’s meeting listening to departmental work system reviews as well as approving items to help close out the 2010-11 school year.
Charlotte LaGrone, Weatherford ISD Director of Community Relations/Education Foundation, presented her work systems review that included parental involvement, volunteer hours, survey data, grant awards, the WHS Ex-Student Association, as well as innovations for the 2011-12 school year.
WISD Employees Recognized: Pictured (from left) are Aileen Akbar, Pam Freeman, Amy Rankin, and WISD Board Secretary Gail Wirtanen (photo by DERIK MOORE).
Over the past three school years, Weatherford High School has seen an upward trend in the number of high school students who “complete” high school. In fact, these numbers have gone from “academically unacceptable to above 95 percent in all WHS student groups and our Completion 1 Rate is now at an Exemplary level.
The work of the WHS administrative team is complemented by staff members who have gone above and beyond to locate students who were not enrolled in school. In some cases, students had been “missing in action” for 2-3 years.
Aledo High School has been selected to compete in the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 Fort Worth Qualifier at O.D. Wyatt High School on Tuesday, June 14.
Teams at the tournament include Arlington, Arlington Martin, Denton Guyer, Aledo, Richland, Arlington Sam Houston, Arlington Lamar, Fort Worth Dunbar, Wilmer Hutchins (A. Maceo Smith), Grace Prep, Polytech, South Hills, South West, Sanger and Eastern Hills
The top two teams emerging from the Fort Worth qualifier will compete in the Red Bull Game Breakers Finals on July 15-16 at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas to prove who really is a shot caller, play maker and game breaker.
Action begins ay 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at O.D. Wyatt High School, 2400 East Seminary Drive in Fort Worth.
Weatherford ISD Superintendent Dr. Deborah Cron
Weatherford ISD superintendent announces intent to retire at Thursday's meeting
By DERIK MOORE
Weatherford ISD Director of Communications
Weatherford ISD Superintendent Dr. Deborah Cron announced her intent to retire in December at Thursday’s School Board Meeting in the District Services Building Boardroom.
Dr. Cron’s message came as a surprise as she informed the Board of Trustees in Executive Session at the end of the meeting. Later, in a special cabinet meeting, she told her central office and campus administrators.
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