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STAAR Test Tips

In Weatherford ISD, we believe the STAAR test is just one measure of a student’s academic progress. Nevertheless, STAAR testing days can be especially stressful for both students and parents. Below are some tips to help you help your child approach this week’s STAAR test dates like it’s just another school day.

1. Get plenty of rest!

Studies continue to show the correlation between a good night’s sleep and academic performance. It’s recommended that children ages of 6 to 13 get 9-11 hours of sleep; for teenagers it’s 8-10 hours.

Tip: Turn off electronics about an hour before bedtime.

2. Get organized.

A rushed and hectic morning could potentially have your child stressed before even entering their classroom.

Tip: Help your child select clothes, prepare lunches, and get school supplies ready before going to bed.

3. Eat Breakfast.

Multiple studies show that students who eat breakfast tend to be more alert and ready to learn in the classroom.

Tip: Plan for your child to eat breakfast at home or school.

4. Support and encourage.

Encourage your child to relax and to approach STAAR test days like any other school day. Your child’s teacher(s) has been preparing them for this moment.

Tip: Do a quick review with your child to reassure they are prepared for the test.

5. Write your child an encouraging message

“You’ve got this!” Knowing you are rooting for them, can boost your child’s confidence.

Tip: Consider putting a note of encouragement in your child’s backpack or text a message to your child before they begin testing.
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Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 Announced!

Begin your child's love of learning at Weatherford ISD!
Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be Thursday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and also from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at any of the District's seven elementary campuses.
Incoming kindergartners must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2017, and parents/guardians must be residents of Weatherford ISD. For additional information, please click on the headline.
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WISD Geography Bee Winners Announced

Weatherford ISD students in grades 4-8 are encouraged to participate in the National Geographic Society’s Geography Bee by taking a written test each spring. The top students at each campus then advance to the District Geography Bee with the winner advancing to the state competition. This year’s District Geography Bee will be held at the Ninth Grade Center on Friday, May 12. To view the list of students representing their campus at this competition, please click on the headline.
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I-20 Closures

TxDOT updated its schedule for lane closures next week:
Mon 2/27: Flaggers on SB Lakeshore (by Valero) from 9am - 5pm
Wed 3/1: Right lane of EB US 180 closed from 8am - 5pm
Thu 3/2: Hudson Oaks Drive/Bridge closed from 9pm - 6am
Fri 3/3: EB IH-20 Ramp 413 closed from 9pm - 6am
The 3/9: Right lane of WB US 180 closed from 8am - 5pm

For more information on highway conditions, visit http://conditions.drivetexas.org/ .
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Softball/Baseball Schedule Changes - February 14, 2017

Due to inclement weather, the WHS Lady Roo Softball game vs. Paschal scheduled for Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Weatherford College has been cancelled.

Due to inclement weather, today's WHS Lady Roo softball game vs. Paschal at Weatherford College has been cancelled. In addition, we are moving the WHS vs Arlington Heights Varsity and JV baseball scrimmages scheduled for today to tomorrow 2/15/17. Times and sites are:
February 15, 2017
Varsity @ 4:00 PM @ NGC
9th @ 4:00 PM @ Heights
JV @ 6:00 PM @ Heights
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WHS Baseball Long Ball Champions and Opening Banquet

Last Saturday, Weatherford High School baseball hosted its annual Long Ball Contest, which marks the beginning of every Roo baseball season.

“The competition consists of our coaches throwing each player about ten pitches, which the players try to hit as far as they can, kind of like the MLB home run derby,” said WHS Baseball Booster Club President Jeff Swain. “We mark the longest ball that each player hits, use a laser distance measurer to determine how far it went, and the winner is the player in each class with the longest hit. It’s a fundraiser for the baseball program, so we follow that up with letters to each player’s friends and family with the player’s distance and ask for donations either based on a per foot basis or just a flat donation.”

The 2017 overall champion and senior class winner was senior Amon Pool, who hit a 378 foot home run to left center field. The other class winners were junior Colt Davis, 357 feet, sophomore Lukas Loran, 363 feet, and freshman Brendon Lopez, 300 feet.

Next up for the WHS baseball program is the annual Opening Banquet and Auction scheduled for Thursday, February 16, at the WHS Cafeteria. At the banquet, coaches will introduce the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman teams and enjoy a dinner catered by Rio Mambo. Following the dinner, an auction benefiting the baseball booster club will be held.

“We’ll have lots of great items to auction off in both live and silent auctions, including autographed baseball memorabilia, week-long passes to the Colonial, ticket packets to the Dallas Stars and TCU baseball, and lots of fun, themed baskets,” Swain said. “The whole community is welcome at both the banquet and auction. If anyone has items that they would like to donate for the auction or would like more information, please contact Stephanie Ray at (817)726-4881.”

The WHS Baseball Booster Club supports the baseball program by buying everything from baseballs and batting cage screens to team meals for road games and lodging for out-of-town tournaments, Swain said.
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