Board Recognizes Community Education: Pictured (from left) are Dr. Chip Evans, WISD Director of Community Education, Adult Education Instructor Donnie McGowen, and WISD Board Member Kip Hooks (photo by DERIK MOORE).
The Weatherford ISD Adult Education Program recently received the Outstanding Community Education Event Award at the Texas Community Education Association state convention held inKerrville.
Weatherford High School's graduation event will take place May 31 at the Fort Worth Convention Center beginning at 7 p.m.
This year's valedictorian is Baha Eren who plans to attend The University of Texas at Austin. His parents are Zuhal and Selahattie Eren.
Spencer Christiansen is the salutatorian, and he plans on attending Brigham Young University. His parents are James and Heather Christiansen.
Weatherford High School has approximately 498 graduates this year.
Weatherford High School Valedictorian Baha Eren
Weatherford High School Salutatorian Spencer Christiansen
Board Recognizes EECU: Pictured (from left) are Kip Hooks, WISD Board member; Shara Hardin; and Linda Harris (photo by DERIK MOORE).
Wright Elementary students show their appreciation to Weatherford EECU employees for their gracious donation of gift cards for students earning perfect attendances in the fifth and sixth six-week grading periords.
Mary Martin Elementary Teacher Recognized: Pictured (from left) are WISD Board Member Kip Hooks and Susan Nelson (photo by DERIK MOORE).
Susan Nelson, STACI teacher at Mary Martin Elementary, was awarded the Tarleton Star Award on April 22 from Tarleton State University in Stephenville. She was also recognized at the May 12 Weatherford ISD Board meeting.
The Tarleton Star Award was instituted this year to recognize TSU graduates in the field for their outstanding teaching as well as those who may be outstanding pre-service teachers. The award is also part of the Effective Schools Project and is sponsored by The Journal of Effective Schools Project.
Third Graders Visit Rangers Ballpark in Arlington: Third graders at Austin Elementary have been studying baseball for the past couple of weeks. To close the unit, they went on a field trip to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington where they toured the dugout, press box, players' batting cages, and concluded the trip with lunch on the homerun porch. Jim Sundberg, former Rangers catcher and Hall of Famer, came and spoke to the students about his career, answered questions, and took time to take pictures with individual students.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.