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Board recognizes WHS Senior Class sponsor

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Senior Class Sponsor: Pictured (from left) are Board Member Kip Hooks and WHS Senior Class Sponsor Christine Goss (photo by DERIK MOORE).

One of the best traditions at Weatherford High School is hosting the senior prom in the high school gym. It takes a lot of work to host this event at the campus and to transform the gym into a magical setting, but it makes the event unique.

Fortunately, each class has a sponsor and this year’s sponsor was Christine Goss. During this school year, when she wasn’t teaching English/Language Arts, Goss fufilled her role as the Senior Sponsor for the Class of 2011 which meant that she had done a lot of fundraising.

Weatherford High School graduates first-ever class of EMTs from Weatherford College

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

EMT Graduates: Weatherford High School's Health Science and Technologies class had its first-ever emergency medical technicians (EMTs) graduate at Weatherford College on May 15. Pictured (from left) are Ryan Smith, Steffanie Carter, and Aimee Bartlett (courtesy photo).

Board recognizes Lady Roos golf team for second consecutive district championship, regional appearance

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Lady Roo Golf Team: Pictured (from left) are Katelyn Swan; Kip Hooks, Board member; Jake Strickland; and Tins Setti (photo by DERIK MOORE).

Weatherford ISD Board members recognized the Lady Roos' varsity golf team at their May 12 meeting for winning its second district championship in a row, as well as a Regional appearance in Lubbock.

District Geography Bee winners

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Congratulations to all Weatherford ISD students who participated in the 10th-Annual WISD Geography Bee May 12 at the WHS Ninth Grade Center.

Participants included the top two finalists from each school's Campus Geography Bee. Also, the contest was open to all students in grades 4-8.

District winners included Hall Middle School eighth grader Robert Senter, first place; Mary Martin Elementary sixth grader Jacqulyn Cartmill, second place; and Austin Elementary fifth grader Zach Swain, third place.

WISD Board hires new head girls basketball coach

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Darryn Shearmire

Darryn Shearmire was named the new Weatherford High School girls basketball coach following last week's WISD Board meeting.

Shearmire, who also will teach mathematics at WHS, has 23 years coaching experience. He comes to Weatherford after a 13-year stint at Grapevine High School.

While at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Shearmire amassed five post-season appearances - including a district championship in 2006. He was also voted as Coach of the Year in 2006.

'HATS' Off to WISD Teachers and Staff

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

The end of the school year is a perfect time to participate in the Weatherford ISD Education Foundation’s Honor-A-Teacher and Staff (HATS) program! For a donation of $15, the Education Foundation will award a certificate of appreciation to a special professional at Weatherford ISD. For $50, you may honor five individuals. All staff who work to enhance your child’s learning are eligible to be honored in this very special program.

The HATS gift package includes a HATS Recognition Award (sent directly to the teacher or staff person), listing on the Education Foundation website, and recognition in the August edition of the Weatherford ISD Communicator.

Lady Roos softball team to play Plano in Regional Final three-game series beginning Thursday in Arlington

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Lady Roos softball team: Photo by Charlotte LaGrone

Senior pitcher Jordan Wallace had a sixth-inning grand slam to give the Lady Roos a 4-0 Regional Quarterfinal win over Odessa Permian May 13 in Abilene.

Weatherford advances to the Regional Final playoff round where it will face Plano High School in a three-game series beginning Thursday at Clay Gould Ballpark/Allan Saxe Softball Field in Arlington.

Wallace's home run was set up by a walk from senior Makayla Baeza, followed by a bunt by sophomore Kelsey Horton, and a fly ball that was botched by Permian from freshman Elizabeth Konig.

Four-of-five WISD Title I elementary schools earn 'Distinguished Performance Texas Schools' status

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Weatherford ISD has just learned that four of its five Title I elementary campuses were recently recognized as Distinguished Performance Texas Schools.

Crockett Elementary, Curtis Elementary, Ikard Elementary, and Seguin Elementary were part of only 1,129 Distinguished Performance Texas Schools in the state.

The criteria for Distinguished Performance Schools in Texas include: Title I, Part A campus in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11; maintained a campus residing population of 40 percent or more low-income in 2010-11; met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2009 and 2010; achieved a campus rating in Spring 2010 of Exemplary; achieved a campus rating in Spring 2009 of either Exemplary or Recognized; and achieved a campus rating in Spring 2008 of either Exemplary or Recognized.

Board Members Sworn in for New Terms

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

WISD Board Members Sworn In: Pictured (from left) Weatherford ISD Board members Kip Hooks and Dave Cowley are sworn in by WISD Secretary to the Board and Notary Public Debby Riebe at Monday's special-called meeting in the District Services Board Room. Both Hooks and Cowley extended their existing terms on the Board to an additional three years.

Also, at Monday's special-called meeting, new officers were elected by acclamation. Charlie Martinez will serve as new Board President; Paul Paschall as the Board Vice President; and Gail Wirtanen as the Board Secretary. Other Board members include Yale Young, Dave Cowley, Kip Hooks, and Col. Kim Olson (Ret.).

Garden Party Parade

May 21, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: The East Parker Library Garden Party held today featured a parade of colorful spring hats.

The Friends of the East Parker County Library held their annual Garden Party today at the historic Hood cabin on Jenkins Road. The weather cooperated for the "rain or shine" event and numerous supporters of the library found much to enjoy. More photos will be in the May 27 issue of The Community News.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, January 29

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Stephenville. 7th Grade B 5:00 pm, C 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade at MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Stephenville Henderson Junior High. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 30

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, A 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and Freshmen 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Centennial at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Saturday, January 31

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Centennial/Everman (Light) at Aledo High School, B 12:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 3

  • Aledo Bearcats at Everman, JV 5:00 pm, A 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Everman, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and Freshmen 8 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo JV at Everman, Bearcats 5:30 pm and Ladycats 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Varsity vs. Everman at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 5:30 pm, Bearcats 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, February 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:00 pm, A 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Crowley, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and Freshmen 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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