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2009 - 2010


Graduation Ceremony Snapshots

Photos from the 2010 Graduation Ceremony are now online. View them and many more event photos in the WHS Photo Album.

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Graduation Photos

http://www.dosherstudios.com/whsindex.htm

Graduation Photos will be posted this week.

John Dosher
Dosher Studios
(254) 717-1495

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Waco High School Class of 2010

Valedictorian: Laura Franks
Valedictorian: Laura Franks

Salutatorian: Andrew Reynolds
Salutatorian: Andrew Reynolds

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Summer School Hours

Summer School will be held at University High School from June 14-July 15 from 7:45-2:30. This is for both sessions.

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Finals Bell Schedule
June 1-3, 2010

The Bell Schedule for Finals Week (June 1-3, 2010) is now available in MS Word and Adobe Reader formats.  Get MS Word File Viewer  Get Adobe Reader 

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Spring 2010 State Solo and Ensemble

June 1, 2010 - This weekend 7 WHS Choir students competed in the State Solo and Ensemble competition in Austin, TX. Two students earned a 1st division rating and five students received a 2nd division rating. We are very proud of all of our students.

1st division medalists were Lauren Hall and Alejandro Mendez.

2nd division medalists were Lindsey Daniel, Taylor Gersbach, Dakota McDurham, John Salveson, and Chelsey Songstad.


-Melanie Braucht, Carrie Forehand, and Michelle Espinosa
WHS Choir Directors

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2010 WHS Ninth Grade Academy Camp

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Click here for more details.

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Congratulations to Ken Heller

He was selected Teacher of the Month for May.

THANKS Mr. Heller for all you do!!!

Azure Love-Davis
Ken Heller
Teacher of the Month
May 2010

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Prom 2010 was a huge success!

Students came early, danced, ate at the chocolate fountain, and stayed late! Approximately 300 students attended; the dance floor was packed. Thank you to all of the teachers and administrators who attended:

Mr. Simmons, Ms. Saxenian, Mr. Love, Mr. Glass, Mr. Hill, Mia Gamble, Tony and Maggie Uzzell, James Stewart, Belinda Smith, Courtney Copas, Ken Heller, Sherri Whitfield, Joyce Hartford, Erin Gallagher Lange, Kris Kahler, Linda Hampton, Danette McIntyre, Martha Williams, Coach Jackson, Gail Filas, Lucy Berry, Angela Taylor, and Ms. Goolsby.

Thanks for supporting our seniors!

- Susan Giddings and Natasha Christian

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Simmons Named WISD Principal of the Year

Clarence SimmonsTuesday, May 18 - Mr. Simmons was recognized as the WISD Principal of the Year at the 25th Silver Anniversary Adopt-A-School Celebration. We are all very proud of him...

Way to go Mr. Simmons.

 

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Robot Wars 2010
story by Donna McKethan

Thursday, May 13th - 17 teams from AJM, UHS and WHS Engineering Math (AIM) students gathered at TSTC to showcase and compete in AIM Robot Wars. Students designed robots to compete in a maze and presented their engineering design notebooks and essays to judges. TSTC Robotics students under the direction of Bob Lovelace served as judges.

Special thanks to TSTC and Gear Up Waco for their continued support of AIM.

All students did an outstanding job and we are very proud of their hard work this year. Congrats to the teachers and students and especially to the winners.

AIM Robot War Winners!!

1st place - Waco High1st place - Waco High
Haley Schoeplein
Edgar Amador
Nahom Agonafer
Teacher: Dennis Oubre
CTE Director: Donna McKethan

 

 

2nd Place - University High
Eduardo Segura
Kyle Horn
Luis Gomez
David Mata
Jordon Osorio

 

 

3rd Place - Waco High3rd Place - Waco High
David Haliburton
Chad Woods
Steven Knoph

 

 


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Waco High School's Jasmine Evans Gets Signed

Jasmine Evans signed a letter of intent to play basketball with MCC on Friday, May 14. Congratulations to Jasmine!!!

Jasmine Evans
Front Row:
Nina Evans (sister), Zenia Evans (mother), Jasmine Evans, Elmira Mason (grandmother)
Second Row:
T. J. Evans (cousin), Ricky Rhodes (Head Basketball Coach at MCC), Ross Barber (Waco High Girls' Basketball), Kristy Hughes (Assistant Basketball Coach at MCC)

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Three WHS Reflections Students advanced to PTA Texas State Contest

Abigail Ramirez
11th. Grade, Teacher: K. Little,  Work: “Beauty is Laughing in Life” 

Patsy Sanchez
12th. Grade, Teacher: Blackmon, Media: Prisma Color, Work: “ Beauty of Life”

Taylor Gersbach
11th. Grade, Teacher: Giddings, Work: “What is Beauty?”

Taylor Gersbach received an AWARD OF MERIT at the State PTA level. Congratulations go to all our competitors.

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Orchestra Spring Concert

You are invited to the Orchestra Spring Concert which is scheduled for tonight (Thursday, May. 13, 2010) at 7:00 PM in the PAC on the Waco High School Campus. This will be a combined concert involving string students from the entire WISD.  


Waco High Student Ready for NASA

AJ AveryA.J. Avery is your typical high school student, raised to the power of ten. The Waco High School junior loves school and is not afraid of new challenges. She takes Advanced Placement classes, plays on the tennis team and sings in two choirs. Recently, the highly motivated teen has been selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston this summer to participate in a one-week summer internship. She is one of only 368 high school juniors from across Texas to be part of High School Aerospace Scholars.

Click here to read more...

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Skills USA

The SkillsUSA club would like to thank you for your support throughout this school year. We couldn't have made it to state contest without your help.

Graphic Arts students Ivonne Escamilla and Victoria Caiceros both placed 1st this year with their printing projects. All of the other students that participated worked very hard. They are already planning for next year.

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Making History

May 11 - I am so proud to announce the results for the State History Fair Competition. Waco High was very well represented and achieved our highest number of finalists since we began participating. All of the students displayed maturity and true Waco High Lion Pride.

Historical Paper - Corey Roberts, Honorable Mention (4th in State)

Individual Exhibit - Jolyn Hahn, Distinguished Achievement (8th in State)

Individual Documentary - Calley Powell, Distinguished Achievement (8th in State)

Group Documentary - Josh Conaster, Olan Blount, Dakota McDurham, Distinguished Achievement (6th in State)

Group Performance - Kristin Chapman, Reed Cooper, Stefan White, Jordan Blair, Distinguished Achievement (5th in State)

The Willie Lee Gay Award for African-American History - Corey Roberts

Most Outstanding Regional Entry - Miranda Brenner

Please congratulate all of these students on their remarkable achievement!!!

Courtney Copas
Social Studies Department Chair
AP US History/ AP Government / AP Macroeconomics

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

May 4 - The Waco High School puppet players won third place at the Shakspeare Festival at Scarbourgh Fair today. Look for their rendetion of MacBeth on WISD-TV coming soon.

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Attention WHS ACT Testers

If you did not use a Texas ACT voucher for the June 12 ACT, you may register an ACT with a Texas voucher during your senior year (2010-2011). ACT will send me new vouchers over the summer. The first ACT of 2010-2011 will be in September. The cost of the ACT with writing is $47. Please see me at registration next August to register for the ACT if you have not taken it. The Texas ACT voucher (1) will be available to all high school juniors and seniors (regardless of income) beginning in the fall of 2010. One ACT may be taken on the Texas ACT voucher during the junior or senior year. Students on free or reduced lunch may be eligible for a fee waiver through ACT.

Jeanita Beck
Waco HS Counselor
Grades 10-12, Alpha Q-Z

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WHS Girl's Soccer Team Achievements

Congrats to Kate Worthington for being selected as District 33-4A Defensive MVP and selected to the Tribune Herald Super Centex Girls Soccer First Team.

Congrats to Rachel Moore for being selected to the Tribune Herald Super Centex Girls Soccer Team Honorable Mention and 1st Team All-District in District 33-4A.

Congrats to Alicia Flores for being selected as District 33-4A Goalkeeper MVP.

Congrats to Kaitlin Meske, Sydney Redding, and Jericha Price for 1st Team All-District Honors; Loren Eary, Sharon Ramirez, Daniella Ramirez, and Heidi Reyes for 2nd Team All-District Honors; April Mendez, Melissa Spinn, and Ashly Eary for Honorable Mention All-Distict Honors.

If you see these ladies please give them a big high five they worked very hard this year to earn these awards!!


Rebecca Armstrong
Waco High School
Physical Education Teacher
Head Girls Soccer Coach
Co-Head Girls Cross Country Coach

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Kahler Gets MVP Honors

Kollin KahlerMay 3rd - Over the weekend, Kollin Kahler participated in the Senior Showcase game held at the campus on Southwestern (Georgetown, TX). The game featured the best soccer student-athletes from each of the four regions across the state of Texas. Kollin represented region 2, with their opponent being region 3. At halftime, the score was tied 0-0. Ten minutes into the second half, Kollin had a breakaway and scored the games first goal. The final score was 2-2. After the game, Kollin was selected as the games MVP and was awarded the game ball.

A personal "thank you" to Mr. Simmons for coming out and supporting Kollin and the Waco High School Soccer Program.

See photos of the game here! link goes to WHS Photo Album

-Kahler

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WHS 9th Grade Academy

2010 - 2011

Campus Tour


May 25
- Brazos and G.W. Carver and Lake Waco Montessori
May 26 - Tennyson

The program will be from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

There will be a 12-member panel for questions and answers made up of Teachers, PCL’s, Administrators and Counselors that will run for 30 minutes. A tour of the campus will be given before and after the panel discussion.

Parent Night

Parent meetings will be held from 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. on May 26, 2010
at the Waco High Performing Arts Building (PAC).

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Community Carnival

Community Spring Carnival

May 14th 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm

at the Waco High campus (by Tennis Courts)

Kids and Adults Field Games - Moon Bounce - Hotlinks

Dunking Booth - Cake Walk - Fire Truck - Bake Sale

Face Painting - Crafts - Strong Man Competition

Prizes - Fashion Show (Elemenmtary and High School)

Waco High Student Council would like to invite you to join the students and staff at Waco High for their 1st Community Carnival.

Please Join Us for
Fun, Fellowship and Prizes!

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Scarlet Line Annual Spring Show 

This Thursday [May 6, 2010] at 7:00pm is the Scarlet Line Annual Spring Show in the PAC. We will showcase routines of different varieties, say goodbye to our seniors and welcome the new members for next year. Cost of admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

Christy Freeman
Waco High School
Special Learning Classroom Teacher
Scarlet Line Varsity and Junior Varsity Drill Team Director

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Important Dates to Remember

Friday, June 4, 2010
Waco High Graduation Practice
HOT Coliseum
1:00pm

June 5, 2010
Waco ISD Commencement Exercises
Heart o' Texas Coliseum
10am, A.J. Moore Academy
1pm, University High School
4pm, Waco High School

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CENTEX Jazz Festival

This Saturday [05/01/10] the Waco High Band Boosters will be hosting the CENTEX Jazz Festival. The event will be held in the PAC at Waco High School and will feature 14 jazz bands from across the state of Texas, all competing for the championship trophy.

Bands start performing at 8:30am and continue competing until 6pm. At 7:30pm there will be an awards ceremony followed by a performance by the Baylor Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Alex Parker.

All of the days events are "FREE" to the public, so please stop by and enjoy a great day and evening of Jazz Music. This is a schedule of bands' performance times.  Get Adobe Reader 

Thanks, and we hope to see you there.

Scott Stulir
WHS Director of Bands

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Central Texas Baseball Coaches Association All Stars

Three Baseball players have earned the honor to participate in the Central Texas Baseball Coaches Association All Star game this year. This year there will be a Junior All Star Game and a Senior All Star Game, both on June 14th. Junior game begins at 5pm and Senior game begins at 7:30pm.

The following players were chosen to participate. The game will be at Baylor Ballpark.

Juniors

  • Brandon Barger-3B
  • Ryan Smith-Pitcher

Seniors

  • Brian Lyons- 1B

Please congratulate these young men on their selection.

Thanks,

Brian Strickland
Head Baseball Coach
Waco High

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WHS vs Midway Baseball Game Stats

Click here to go to the WHS Baseball Stats page now.

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Senior T-Shirts Now on Sale

If you would like a senior t-shirt, please let Ms. Giddings know by Wednesday, April 28. S - XL shirts are $10 and 2XL - 5XL are $12. Click here to view and print the order form (Adobe PDF).  Get Adobe Reader 

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WHS Senior Named Super-Centex Player of the Year

WHS Soccer CrestKollin Kahler (senior) was selected Waco Tribune-Herald's Soccer Super-Centex Player of the Year for the 2nd year in a row. Kollin finished the season with 45 goals and 18 assists. His career numbers are 104 goals and 41 assists.

Ben Diaz (freshman) was selected Waco Tribune-Herald's Soccer Super-Centex Newcomer of the Year. Ben finished the season with 16 goals and 13 assists.

Also, Cesar Adame, Ben Eades, Luis Espinosa, and Kollin Kahler received ALL-STATE ACADEMIC. These gentlemen have an overall G.P.A. greater than 90. All four of them are varsity soccer student-athletes.

Please congratulate these gentlemen on their accomplishments.

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Waco High Track Team to Compete at Regional Qualifiers Meet

Thursday, April 22nd - The following WHS track team Student-Athletes will be attending the Regional Qualifiers Meet in Killeen on Friday, April 23. We'd like to wish all of them success as they proudly represent Waco High. Stride with Pride!

Beachum, Sherard
Franklin, Devonte
Bean, Ashley Kahler, Kollin
Blake, Shamiya Parsee, Courtney
Boyd, Prince Powell, Khari
Brawley, John Scott, Tevin
Clark, Faybian Shores, Tyson
Cummings, Will Sims, Eric
Davis, Aletra Smith, Dayoun
Degrate, Valencia Tulsie, Ariel
Evans, Jasmine Walton, Cierra
Farley, Andria Wilkerson, Kevin
Floyd, Izaial Wilson, Naquesha
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WHS Helps Out at Special Olympics
Special Olympics Logo

Lynda Bumpers and Jessica Haines want to send a special kudos to those who helped out recently at the Special Olympics. Read all about the event and see photos here.

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TAKS Schedule April 27th – 30th, 2010

8:30AM – 12:00PM
In assigned rooms
12:05PM – 12:25PM
2nd Period (Attendance Period)
12:30PM – 1:00PM
4th Period (10th Lunch)
1:05PM – 1:35PM
5th Period (9th Lunch)
1:40PM – 2:10PM
6th Period (11th/ 12th Lunch)
2:15PM – 2:50PM
7th Period
2:55PM – 3:30PM
8th Period
3:35PM – 4:00PM
9th Period
PM TOP Lab is cancelled

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WHS vs Corsicana Baseball Game Stats

Waco is 8-15-1 and 2-10 in district. Corsicana is 7-5 in district. Click here to go to the WHS Baseball Stats page now.

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WHS Baseball Stats Webpage

The Waco High Baseball Team Coach, Kevin G. Compton, is posting stats provided by DigitalScout.com and we have created a page so you can check out all the post game information.

Click here to go to the WHS Baseball Stats page now.

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Azure Love-Davis was selected Teacher of the Month for April.

Azure Love-Davis
Azure Love-Davis
Teacher of the Month
April 2010

We know that she would feel honored that she received this award.

Please keep Coach Love-Davis and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

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WHS Choral Program competes in the
UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest at Harker Heights

Congratulations to our Choral Program who competed in the UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest at Harker Heights on April 15. The students did a phenomenal job and sang beautifully. Please congratulate our choir kids when you see them.

Acappella Women - Sweepstakes (a 1st division rating in both concert and sightreading) (Melanie Braucht - director)

Acappella Mixed - Sweepstakes (Melanie Braucht - director)

Acappella Men - Sweepstakes (straight 1st division ratings from every judge in both categories) (Carrie Forehand - director)

Sub Non-Varsity Women - 1st division rating for concert, earning a plaque (Michelle Espinosa and Carrie Forehand - directors)

Non-Varisty Women - a mix of 1st and 2nd division ratings in concert and sightreading (Carrie Forehand - director)

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Parents for Public Schools of Waco

Parents for Public SchoolsInvites you to meet and welcome
the newly appointed
Director of Advanced Academic Studies

Michael F. Watkins

Wednesday, April 21st
6:00pm –7:30pm
Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce
Conference Room
101 S. Third ST.

Parents for Public Schools is a community based organization of parents and other public school supporters working to assure all students in Waco ISD receive a quality education. We promote and strengthen our schools by engaging, educating, and mobilizing parents.

For more Information Contact—Parents for Public Schools of Waco
P.O. Box 8640 Waco, TX 8640
Josette Ayres: 254.229.4133 email: ppswaco@hot.rr.com
www.ppswaco.org

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Waco High Band Rocks the Record Book

Waco High Band Rocks the Record Book

The Waco High bands participated in the University Interscholastic League Region 8 concert and sight reading band contest in Copperas Cove, Texas.

The Waco High concert band received a division one rating for their outstanding stage performances and a division two rating for sight-reading.

The symphonic winds received straight division one ratings from all six judges in both stage and sight-reading performances.

These accomplishments, combined with the Waco High marching band's straight division one ratings and area placement qualified the Waco High band program for the UIL Sweepstakes award.

"Our records indicate that the last time this was accomplished was in 1984," said Scott Stulir, Waco High Director of Bands.

Waco High Principal Clarence Simmons praised Stulir and assistant band directors, Kayla Nelson and Cameron Akin for their leadership.

"When you couple this with the superior rating they received in the fall for the marching band competition, then the band received the highest award for UIL band competition," Simmons said.

Simmons applauded the fact that it was the first time a Waco High band has accomplished such a feat in 26 years. This would have been prior to the consolidation of the Waco schools in 1986.

Stulir said he also is incredibly proud of his students’ accomplishments this year.

"Their willingness to step up and take care of their individual academic business as well as musical performance level has made an incredible difference in the schools overall band program," Stulir said.

Congratulations to the WHS band students on their stellar achievement this year.

Waco High drum majors Hayley Simons and Ariel Garcia proudly display two of the UIL awards the band won this year.
Waco High drum majors Hayley Simons and Ariel Garcia proudly display two of the UIL awards the band won this year.

-story from Waco ISD Website

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We are sad to announce that Coach Love-Davis passed away unexpectedly last night, Monday April 12, 2010.

Please honor her memory and keep her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

She Touched Our Lives and Filled us with Joy
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WHS Mock Trial Team Among State's Elite

The Waco High Mock Trial team is once again among the state's elite. The Lions recently returned from the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition in Dallas where they placed seventh out of the 24 that qualified.

Click here to read the full story by Dale Caffey

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Attention WHS Juniors

April 8 is the deadline for registering for the May 1 SAT.

Texas vouchers for the ACT have arrived.

All juniors may take 1 ACT and 1 SAT with the Texas vouchers during the spring of 2010.


Jeanita Beck
Waco HS Counselor
Grades 10-12, Alpha Q-Z

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Lady Lion Softball

Wednesday, April 7 - The JV Lady Lion softball team defeated University last night 6-4. Iris Jackson showed strong leadership on the mound, with solid defensive play by Mandy Pless and Shea Carr. Taji Harlen drove three runs in for the Lady Lions.

The Varsity fell short in extra innings 6-5, but Krysten Shavers pitched yet another great game. Devin Darden also hit a two run double to get the Lions ahead late in the game. Our next game will be at WISD stadium on Friday night against Waxahachie. Thanks for your support!

Stephanie Tankersley
Waco High School
Special Ed./Inclusion-Eng/LA
Girl's Asst. Basketball/Softball Coach

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Coach AndrusSuper Centex Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Coach Andrus for being named the Super Centex Coach of the Year!

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Good Grades Good Hoops

Wilson Bidgewater played in the Good Grades Good Hoops All Star basketball game this weekend. He was named the game MVP as well as the 3 point champion. He was also awarded with the overall leadership award as well as a $500 scholarship from the Waco Officials. If you see Wilson please congratulate him on these great accomplishments.

John Weeks
Waco High School
Varsity Asst Boys Basketball
TAKS Math

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New Science Wing at WHSAP / Pre-AP Informational Meeting

  • Contact person: Ms. Copas, RM 238
  • Date: Thursday, April 8
  • Time: 6:30—7:30 p.m.
  • Location: WHS Cafeteria

Are you taking an AP Class next year?

Plan on attending this IMPORTANT informational meeting.
Counselors & AP Teachers will be there to answer YOUR questions.

Science Wing Open House
5:30—6:15
Visit the new Science Wing Classrooms!!

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Attention Seniors!

Graduating seniors who have been accepted to Texas A&M should be aware of the scholarship offered by the Greater Waco A&M Club.

An application may be obtained at www.wacoaggieclub.org.  Application deadline is April 15, 2010.  Thank you!

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Attention Seniors!

The the Brazos Education Foundation Scholarship Application is now available online or in the College Lab. Please print, complete and return the scholarship to Mrs. Hill in the front office.

Brazos Education Foundation Scholarship Application (doc) Get MS Word File Viewer 

Brazos Education Foundation Scholarship Application (pdf) Get Adobe Reader 

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WHS Wins 'One Act Play' Awards

Waco High won three awards Monday, March 29, at the One Act Play contest.

Lindsey Daniel and Jennifer McCreary won Allstar Cast. Justin Sanchez won an Honorable Mention Allstar Cast.

Congratulations to all our Theatre Students who competed.

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Lions vs Trojans 4A Sectional Playoff!

Come to the Class 4A Sectional Playoff tonight (Fri, March 26) as the Waco High Lions Boys Soccer team competes against the University Trojans at the Waco ISD Complex at 7:30pm. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students.

WHS Soccer Crest WHS BOYS SOCCER TEAM ROSTER
#1 Ben Eades
#2 Kollin Kahler
#3 Luis Espinosa
#4 Edgar Amador
#5 Fredirico Rangel
#6 Julian Deleon
#7 Jose Jaimes
#8 Favid Araujo
#9 Josh Bing
#10 Oscar Rivera
#11 Josue Gonzalez
#12 Fernando Lorenzo
#13 David Santos
#14 Ernesto Guevara
#15 Ben Diaz
#16 Hiram Williams
#17 Edgar Santos
#18 Cesar Adame
#19 Jahaziel Trevino
#20 Jacob Davis
#23 David Aviles

Waco High is proud of all of the WHS Soccer Athletes. Click Here to View Photos from the Girls Soccer Team Charity Event.

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Vouchers for May or June SAT for all Juniors

The Texas Education Agency and The College Board have a signed agreement to provide a free SAT registration for any Texas 11th grader for either the May 1 or June 5 administration of the SAT.

Students can receive this free administration in one of two ways:

  1. Online voucher: Many (those who already have an online account) will have received an online voucher (Sunday March 21) for their free administration and can use that unique voucher number to register for the May or June test; you can see that email by going to this url:
    http://www.collegeboard.com/email/sat/alert_n24326.html
  2. Paper vouchers: Bulk mailings of paper vouchers are currently being shipped to high schools in Texas; students may use these paper vouchers to register online or to register by paper registration. See Ms. Beck for more details.

The process: 

  • Students who receive the voucher online can register for May or June using their unique voucher number; students who do not receive the online voucher communication can pick up a paper voucher from their guidance counselor and use that voucher number to register online or by paper.
  • Students who have already registered for May will receive an email from the SAT Program informing them that their registration fee will be refunded and billed to the state; they have the option to change and register for the June test if they prefer and it will be free just as their original May registration would have been. The College Board will also waive the $22 change fee if they make that decision.
  • The state will not pay any late registration fees; students who register after the March 31 (for May 1) or May 5 (for June 5) will get a free SAT but will be paying the late registration fee ($23) themselves.

Restrictions:

Students may only register for one free college admission exam in this 2009-2010 school year; the state will not pay for both May and June.

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WHS Boys Soccer Team Beats Jacksonville

The boys' soccer team defeated Jacksonville last night, 6-0. Their next game is this Friday. We are shooting for (no pun intended) 7:30 p.m. at Waco ISD Stadium. The opponent will be University.

-Kahler

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Waco High Girls Soccer Team Helps at Feast of Caring

March 4, 2010 - The Lady Lion Soccer Team volunteered their time to the Caritas Feast of Caring event on March 4th. The girls helped set-up for the event, served food, helped carry food and drinks to tables, refilled drinks and bowls once they were empty, and afterwards helped clean up. The Lady Lions really enjoyed helping with this event and are looking forward to their next community service event.

Click Here to View Photos from the Event

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LaVega High School Track Meet Results

The Lady Lions Junior Varsity, Junior Varsity 2 (freshman), and Varsity Girls competed in the 1st Annual George Dixon Relays at LaVega High School on Friday, March 19, 2010. The JV and Varsity Girls finished 3rd overall. The JV results are as follows:

1st place - 100 M Dash - Ariel Tulsie
1st place - 200 M Dash - Taylor Dean
3rd place - 800 M Run - Valencia Degrate
4th place - 800 M Run - Joylynn Pearson
6th place - 100 M Hurdles - Kora Turner
2nd place - 4x100 M Relay - Khadijah Bolds, Jessica Olvera, LaSaumeka Williams, and Ariel Tulsie
1st place - 4x200 M Relay - Khadijah Bolds, Jessica Olvera, LaSaumeka Williams, and Ariel Tulsie
5th place - Long Jump - Taylor Dean
2nd place - Shot Put - Hailee Walker
1st place - Discus - Selena Robinson

The Varsity results are as follows:

4th place - 200 M Dash - Ashley Bean
3rd place - 400 M Dash - Jamika Minor
4th place - 100 M Hurdles - Nakiesha Murphy
1st place - Discus - Alaetra Davis
3rd place - Discus - Andria Farley
6th place - Triple Jump - Nakiesha Murphy
1st place - 4x200 M Relay - Ashley Bean, Tyson Shores, Courtney Parsee, Jasmine Evans
2nd place - 4x400 M Relay - Jamika Minor, Tyson Shores, Jasmine Evans, Courtney Parsee

Please congratulate these young ladies on a job well done! Thanks for your support, understanding, and cooperation.

Coach Jackson

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Lady Lion Soccer T-Shirts on Sale

The Lady Lion Soccer team still has shirts available to sell for $10 and we are also selling Lady Lion Soccer Playoff shirts for $15. If you would like to buy a shirt let a girls soccer player, Coach Engeling, Coach Keller, or [Coach Armstrong] know and we will get it to you.

Thanks!!

Rebecca Armstrong
Waco High School
Physical Education Teacher
Head Girls Soccer Coach
Co-Head Girls Cross Country Coach

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Varsity Boys' Soccer Team Finishes 3rd in District

The varsity boys' soccer team lost to University last night in a shoot-out. They finished 3rd in district.

 The boys' varsity soccer team will have its first play-off game in Corsicana on Tuesday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm against Jacksonville.  We are the home team so the boys will be wearing white.

-Kahler

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Best Witness in the State of Texas

The Waco High Mock Trial team placed 7th overall in state out of 25 teams. Rachel Smith recieved an honorbale mention for best witness and Andrew Reynolds won best witness in the state of Texas. Once again Waco High takes the best Witness in the State of Texas!

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Varsity Boys' Soccer Defeats Lorena

The boys' varsity soccer team defeated Lorena, 4-2. Their next game is Monday as they take on University at 7:30 pm. It is the last district game of the year.

-Kahler

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Lady Lions into the Playoffs

The Lady Lions defeated La Vega by a score of 2-0 with goals by Rachel Moore and April Mendez.

The Lady Lions finished their season 9-11-1 overall and 7-5 in district sending the Lady Lions into the playoffs!!

The Lady Lions soccer team has advanced to the playoffs and will be playing on Tuesday March 23rd at 5:30pm at the Corsicana Stadium against Palestine.

Please come out and support these young ladies as they have worked very hard this year to get to this point. We look forward to seeing you out there!!

Rebecca Armstrong
Waco High School
Physical Education Teacher
Head Girls Soccer Coach
Co-Head Girls Cross Country Coach

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Waco High Lady Lion Softball Results

The Lady Lion Softball team defeated University with a score of 5-4. The lady lions went ahead in the bottom of the 6th with a two run homer hit by Jessica Barnett. Senior leadership was a main factor in the game by Victoria Burns and Barnett, as well as Soph. Tiffany Everett behind the mound. Defensively there were no errors by the lady lions. Congradulations and great job to these ladies!

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Congratulations to Shirley Strong...

She was selected Teacher of the Month for March representing the ELAR Dept.

Way to go Mrs. Strong....

Teacher of the Month
Shirley Strong
Teacher of the Month
March 2010

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PTSA Scholarship Applications

PTSA Scholarship Applications are available from Mrs. Hill, the counselors' secretary in the main office at WHS. The applications are due back to Mrs.Hill by April 1, 2010.

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The Waco Chapter of the Links, Inc. Offers Students Annual Scholarship

The Links LogoThe Waco Chapter of the Links, Inc. is excited to offer area students an opportunity to apply for our annual scholarship. Applicants must include the following in their scholarship packet to be considered for review:

  • Scholarship application,
  • 300 word essay,
  • 3 letters of recommendation (2 must be from high school teachers that have provided instruction),
  • and transcript (indicating class rank/GPA).

The scholarship application must be received (not postmarked) by April 30, 2010. The application can be located on our website at http://www.wacolinksinc.info/. Simply click on the Scholarship form to begin.

Any questions concerning the scholarship can be addressed to my attention.

Thank you for your service to the students.

Claudette Jackson
Scholarship Committee Co-chair
Coordinator, Student Activities
1400 College Drive

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Texas Tech Alumni Association Awards Academic Scholarships

Texas Tech Alumni Association logoOne of the most worthwhile endeavors of local chapters of the Texas Tech Alumni Association is the awarding of academic scholarships. The awards are based on academic achievement, honors, activities, and to some degree, financial need. Please return the completed application with any letters of recommendation and a certified transcript to the address listed on the back page of this form.

Thank you for your interest in Texas Tech University.

Application also available to complete and submit online at
www.TexasTechAlumni.org.

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Lady Lions Soccer will be back in action Friday night

The Lady Lions fell to Midway tonight by a score of 3-0. The Lady Lions held Midway to a 0-0 tie until half way through the second half. Our defense held strong with Alicia Flores in the goal. The girls played very hard and we are so proud of them. Please make sure you let these girls know how proud of them you are if you see them in the hallway!! The Lady Lions will be back in action Friday night at 7:30pm at the WISD Stadium against University. Come out and support your Lady Lions!!

Rebecca Armstrong
Waco High School
Physical Education Teacher
Head Girls Soccer Coach
Co-Head Girls Cross Country Coach

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Students Become Coaches

Joined with the WHS varsity soccer team are the 2010 participants of the Soccer Buddy Program. These kiddos practice every Saturday, with instruction provided by the student-athletes and coaches of the Waco High boys' soccer program.

Click Picture for 1050x1680 version

-Kahler

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Varsity Soccer Team Defeats Cameron

The boys' varsity soccer team defeated Cameron on the road last night, 8-0. Their next game is Friday vs. Robinson at 5:30. It is SENIOR NIGHT, so please come show your support.

The following student-athletes will be recognized at SENIOR NIGHT.

  • Cesar Adame
  • Edgar Amador
  • Josh Bing
  • Jacob Davis
  • Julian Deleon
  • Ben Eades
  • Luis Espinosa
  • Ernesto Guevara
  • Kollin Kahler
  • Fernando Lorenzo
  • Frederico Rangal
  • Ervy Renteria
  • Oscar Rivera

Hope to see you there.

-Kahler

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American GI Forum, McLennan County Scholarship Application is available in the college lab.

The purpose of the McLennan County American GI Formu is to provide four $500 scholarships for those students in financial need and who are planning to attend a college or university inf the fall of 2010.

Criteria:
• Hispanic descent
• Financial need
• Performed community /school service
• Extracurricular activities
• 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
• Top 25% of graduating class

Deadline: April 1, 2010


Jeanita Beck
Waco HS Counselor
Grades 10-12, Alpha Q-Z

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Waco Prairie View A&M Alumni Chapter Scholarships

The Waco Prairie View A&M Alumni Chapter is currently offering scholarships for the 2010-2011 school year for seniors who desire to further his/her educational goals by attending Prairie View A&M.

Applications are available in the WHS college lab and are due April 1, 2010.

The applicant must be a senior with a "B" or better average who plans to attend PVAMU

Jeanita Beck
Waco HS Counselor
Grades 10-12, Alpha Q-Z

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WHS Sports SChedule Changes due to Weather

Softball - Our district games for tonight vs. Ennis have been cancelled due to rain. We are making up both J.V. and Varsity on Wed. 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM at WISD Stadium. Thanks for your support. We hope to see you there.

Baseball - Today's JV/Varsity baseball game with Lampasas has been cancelled due to the weather.

Thanks,

Stephanie Tankersley
Waco High School
Special Ed./Inclusion-Eng/LA
Girl's Asst. Basketball/Softball Coach

Brian Strickland
Head Baseball Coach
Waco High

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JV Lady Lions soccer team traveled to Waxahachie

The JV Lady Lions soccer team traveled to Waxahachie today and tied 1-1 with a goal by Lauren Hernandez. The JV Lady Lions will be back in action Friday March 5th at Paul Tyson at 5:30pm. We hope to see you out there!

Rebecca Armstrong
Waco High School
Physical Education Teacher
Head Girls Soccer Coach
Co-Head Girls Cross Country Coach

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Varsity Lions Defeat Panthers

The varsity boys' soccer team defeated Midway on the road with a score of 3-1. Their next game is Monday as they travel to Cameron.

-Kahler

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Lady Lions Soccer Defeats Gatesville

February 26 - The Lady Lions defeated Gatesville tonight by a score of 6-0 with 3 goals from Rachel Moore, 1 goal from Daniella Ramirez, April Mendez, and Sydney Redding and a shutout from Alicia Flores. The Lady Lions will be back in action Monday night at 5:30pm at Midway. This is a really big game for us, so please come out and support!!

<<<<<<<<<Edit: The girls soccer game that was scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for tomorrow night, Tuesday March 2nd, at 4pm at the WISD Stadium. This is a big game for our Lady Lions so please come out and support as we take on Midway!!

Rebecca Armstrong
Waco High School
Physical Education Teacher
Head Girls Soccer Coach
Co-Head Girls Cross Country Coach

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Waco High Scarlet Line Brings Home State Trophies

This Saturday the Waco High Scarlet Line traveled to Austin to compete in the HTE Dance State Contest. The team competed in the Small Team Category in the Military, Lyrical and Hip Hop Division. The team brought home the following trophies and honors:

  • Team Lyrical Champion
  • Team Military Champion
  • 1st Runner Up Team Hip Hop

Division 1 Ratings on all three routines, which resulted in a Sweepstakes Trophy

Outstanding Presentation - this was a special award given by the judges

Outstanding Choreography - this is also a special award given by the judges for Excellence in Choreography- I should note that Seniors April Nunn and Maya Brown and Junior Jessica Pratt, do our team choreography, so this is really their award.

3rd Runner Up - Small Team Division

I am so proud of the Competition Team and their accomplishments.

Mark you calendars for March 20th, when the team will perform at the 3rd Annual Dance Spectacular at Midway PAC. The show will showcase our contest routines along with routines from other surrounding dance teams from around the area.


Christy Freeman
Waco High School
Special Learning Classroom Teacher
Scarlet Line Varsity and Junior Varsity Drill Team Director
254-776-1150ext. 871

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Cheerleading Tryouts

Cheerleading tryouts for the 2010 - 2011 school year are going to be held next Friday [March 5, 2010] in the Waco High Gym.

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Reminder

March 5 is the Deadline for the April 10 ACT

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Boy's Soccer Results

The JV boys' soccer team defeated Robinson on the road with a score of 5-0.

The varsity boys' soccer team defeated Gatesville with a score of 4-0. Their next game is Friday at Midway.

-Kahler

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Change of plans...

The Lady Lions varsity soccer game has been rescheduled again... to Thursday 2/25/10 at 7:30pm at Robinson. Hopefully this is the last change!! The Lady Lions JV soccer team also has a game on Thursday 2/25/10 at 5:30pm at Midway. Hope to see you out there!!

Rebecca Armstrong
Waco High School
Physical Education Teacher
Head Girls Soccer Coach
Co-Head Girls Cross Country Coach

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First Annual Waco High Lion Football Lift A Thon

Good Morning Loyal Waco High Supporters!

I just wanted you all to be in the know about our First Annual Waco High Lion Football Lift A Thon! Lift A Thon is a way for our students to show off their hard work before the actual competition of another season all while raising funds to help increase our strength for another season. We are trying to raise in excess of $40,000 over the course of the next couple of years, so that we might improve our weightroom and the equipment therein. Our weightroom is shared among multiple sports including boy's soccer and boy's basketball, and it is available for other's use as we work around season schedules. With all of the use it gets, we need improvements in our weight rack and platforms, new machinery for multiple strength uses, and training equipment for rehabilitation and maintenance workouts. Some of the items we would like to purchase include lifting platforms and leg drive machines which would no doubt improve the look of our facitlity, but are needed to help facilitate our strength gains and injury prevention in all sports.

Please consider joining us March 3rd at 7pm in the competition gym here at Waco High for the show off bench press presentation of our athletes as they would love to see you and have your support for their efforts and team. Thank you for all you do for us and for your commitment and dedication!

Lion Pride!

Danny Ramsey
Head Football Coach/ Athletic Coordinator
Waco High School

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Region 8 Solo & Ensemble Music Contest Results

This past Saturday [Feb 22] Waco High hosted the UIL Region 8 Solo & Ensemble music contest. All of our band students performed class 1 (highest level solo's & ensembles), and we are pleased to announce that 18 of them received division one ratings. Sixteen of these students qualified, and will compete in the Texas STATE Solo & Ensemble Competition at UT Austin in May. Please help us in congratulating these students for their outstanding accomplishments.

Ariel Garcia * Flute Solo
Alex Mendez Alto Sax Solo
Ben Eades* Trumpet Solo
Zach Nelson* Trumpet Trio
Andrew Wells* " "
Nathan Wells* " "
Kristen Chapman* French Horn Quartet
Latricia Fouse* " " "
Matthew Reynolds* " " "
Hayley Simons* " " "
Sterling Long* Brass Quartet
Fernando Ramirez* " "
Skylyr Smallwood* " "
Nicholas Yevcak* " "
Nadeem Hashmi* Snare Drum Solo
Adrian Rodriguez Timpani Solo
Helen Hoover* Piano Solo
Laura Franks* Piano Solo

* Denotes TSSEC qualifiers.

Scott Stulir
WHS Director of Bands
2020 N 42nd St
Waco TX. 76710

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Waco High VASE Results

Freshmen Creashunee Greene, Eric Jiminez, Armando Arzate, Matthew Woods and senior Matthew Gutierrez went to Goldthwaite on Saturday to compete in Region 12 VASE - A visual art scholastic competition similar to UIL.

Along with University High, Waco ISD competed with Temple, Belton, Killeen, Salado and other surrounding schools by creating artworks and talking about them in front of judges. This was the first year Waco ISD has competed in senior VASE and between both schools we took home 11 gold medals and a student from University advanced to state!

Everyone competing from Waco High earned a gold medal and we are so proud of them! They worked so hard and did such a great job, and we had a great time. Thanks to everyone who helped make this trip possible, it was such a rewarding experience for our students. Please congratulate them if you see them! Waco High has some exceptional young artists!

Carolyn E. Leavitt

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Regional Awards Ceremony: Special Awards

After the Regional Awards Ceremony last night, I wanted to add my congratulations to all of the students involved in this wonderful experience. I am so proud of all of the students and Waco High!! I have listed the results, posted last week, of the winners, but have added the Special Awards that were given last night.

click here to read more

Courtney Copas
Social Studies Department Chair
AP US History/ AP Government / AP Macroeconomics

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Belton Invitational Results

The Waco High Powerlifting Team competed in the Belton Invitational on Saturday.


Dennis Gibson placed 5th - 165
Joseph Stephens placed 2nd -242
Quincy Sims placed 1st - 275
Landon Boffman 1st - SHW

Congratulate this athletes for their accomplishments.

Jim Bradley
Waco High Powerlifting Coach

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Weather Causes Soccer Schedule Change

Due to the weather, the boys' varsity soccer game vs Gatesville has been changed to TODAY at 6:00pm at Waco ISD Stadium.

-Kahler

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Boy's Soccer shuts out Temple, La Vega

The freshman boys' soccer team traveled to Temple and won, 1-0.

The varsity boys' soccer team traveled to La Vega and won, 3-0. Their next game is Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm as they host the Gatesville Hornets.

----EDIT>>> game changed to Monday, Feb 22 (today) at 6:00pm at Waco ISD Stadium.

-Kahler

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10 Soloists Certified for UIL State Solo Contest

This Saturday, 61 students from the WHS Choirs sang for the UIL Solo contest. Of those, 40 received 1st Division ratings - that's almost exactly 2/3 achieving the highest rating!

Only those students who receive 1st Division ratings on Class 1 solos are eligible to move on to state, and we have 10 soloists Certified for State Solo Contest!!!

Please congratulate these students when you see them:

Waylon Bolden (12)
Lindsey Daniel (12)
Ariel Garcia (12)
Taylor Gersbach (11)
Lauren Hall (10)
Dakota McDurham (10)
Alex Mendez (12)
John Salvesen
Chelsey Songstad (12)
Jazmine Veail (11)

Michelle Espinosa
WHS Choir, Director

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Freshman Toni Gonzalez Wins Medals in Four UIL Journalism Contests.

Toni GonzalezWaco High freshman Toni Gonzalez won medals in each of the four UIL journalism contests February 13 at University High School. She took gold in headline writing, silver in newswriting, silver in feature writing, and bronze in editorial writing. She has now medaled in every journalism contest she has entered this year including a silver medal in editorial writing at the Midway Invitational last month. She may be the most successful UIL Academic high school participant in the W.I.S.D. this year.

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2010 WHS Softball Game Schedule Now Online.

Click here for more information.

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History Fair Results

Here are the official results:

INDIVIDUAL HISTORICAL PAPER:  
First Place Corey Roberts
Third Place Ian Larson
 
INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT: GROUP EXHIBIT:
First Place Miranda Brenner
Second Place Jolyn Hahn
Third Place Katherine Alford
First Place Emanuel Dominguez, Dylan McDonald, James Mazza
Second Place Zak Nelson, Andrew Wells, Fernando Ramirez
INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE: GROUP PERFORMANCE:
First Place Claire Moody First Place Stefan White, Kristein Chapman, Reed Cooper, Jordan Blair
INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY: GROUP DOCUMENTARY:
Second Place Calley Powell
Third Place John Salveson
First Place Olan Blount, Joshua Conaster, Dakota McDurham
Second Place Justin Shen, Chris Fagner

1st and 2nd Place Winners Advance to the Texas State History Day in May.

The awards ceremony for Regional History Fair will take place on Friday at 5:15 at the Scottish Rite Temple. This is when students who place first or second in each category will receive their packets for state.

Congratulations to all our competitors.

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Lady Lions Soccer Team
nets second shut out in a row

February 16 - The Lady Lion soccer team defeated LaVega by a score of 5-0 tonight with goals from Daniella Ramirez, Rachel Moore, Sydney Redding, and two from Jericha Price. Our defense held strong with their second shut out in a row.

The Lady Lions have a bye this Friday, but will be back in action next Tuesday as we start the second half of our district schedule against Robinson at Robinson at 7:30pm.

Thanks for your support!!

Rebecca Armstrong
Waco High School
Physical Education Teacher
Head Girls Soccer Coach
Co-Head Girls Cross Country Coach

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WHS Varsity Boy's Soccer Defeats Mexia

Wednesday, February 17 - The varsity boys' soccer team defeated Mexia last night with a score of 12-0. Their next game is this Friday as they travel to La Vega. The game starts at 5:30.

-Kahler

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Paige Locker pitches ONE hitter

Wednesday, February 17 - Last night the Lady Lion Softball team defeated Marlin 16-1. Paige Locker pitched a ONE hitter. Our J.V. and Varsity teams have their next games on Friday night against Crawford at WISD Stadium starting at 5:00 PM. We hope to see you there.

Stephanie Tankersley
Waco High School
Special Ed./Inclusion-Eng/LA
Girl's Asst. Basketball/Softball Coach

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WHS Athletes Take Two Gold at Temple Powerlifting Meet

February 13 - We had two lifters get first place at the Temple Powerlifting Meet on Saturday and two get fifth.

165 wt. class - Dennis Gibson - 5th
220 wt. class - Brandon Reliford Fr. - 5th
242 wt. class - Joseph Stephens - 1st
275 wt. class - Quincy Sims - 1st

Congratulate this athletes for their accomplishments.

Jim Bradley
Waco High Powerlifting Coach

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UIL Inter-District Results

The following students participated at the Inter-District meet between WHS, UHS and A.J. Moore Academy at University High School on 2/13/10. These are the results and please congratulate them on their hard work.

Accounting:

Joshua Lujan 1st place
Khadijah Lindsey 2nd place

Spelling:

Mia Mays 3rd place

Journalism:

Toni Gonzalez 1st place in Headline Writing
2nd place in Feature Writing
2nd place in News Writing
3rd place in Editorial Writing

Thank you to all the UIL coaches especial Mrs. Whitfield and Mr. Petree. We are looking forward to preparing for district in March.

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Waco High Girl's Basketball Playoffs

Greetings to all:

Well crew it's about that time once again where we are preparing to go into post season playoffs. This upcoming Tuesday night, the Waco High Lady Lions will be playing at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas @ 7:00 pm. Please come out and support your Waco High Lady Lions as they make their run to the State Tournament.

Yours in basketball,

Azure D. Love-Davis
Waco High School
TOP Lab Manager, 241
Varsity Women's Basketball

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Click here to see Large Detail ImageWHS Baseball Bling!

The Baseball Team is selling car emblems. If you are interested, please contact either Coach Strickland, Coach Compton, or Coach Rudolph and we can get these to you. The cost is $15. Click picture for more details.

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WHS Soccer Getting Involved

A few weeks ago, the Waco High boys' soccer program participated in the Really Big Fishing Event for Really Special People. The young men assisted the participants at the booths, escorted them around the facility and some participated in the "dance-off". It was a very rewarding experience for our young men of Waco High and for the community.

Regards,
Kahler

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MCC Dual Credit Parent Meeting

On Tuesday, February 16 at 6pm, MCC will be in the PAC to meet with students and parents about dual credit opportunities and information for next school year.

Angela Doolittle, M.S., M.Ed, LPC-intern
Counselor, Alpha H-P, 10th-12th
Waco High School

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Are you ready to be a Waco High Lion?

All prospective Waco High students are invited to the

Waco High School PTSA Open House
Monday, February 22, 2010

6:00 p.m.

Waco High School
Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Meet the Faculty and Staff • Meet the Students • Meet the Parents

Learn about the Freshman Academy!

Come for a brief PTSA meeting and performances by:

Cheerleaders • Choir • Drill Team • Band

Open House featuring booths and information from:

Academics • Athletics • Fine Arts • Clubs and Organizations

Plus PRIZES
Buy your first Waco High T-shirt tonight!

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Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Erin Gallagher Lange.
She was selected Teacher of the Month for February.

THANKS Erin for all you do at Waco High.

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From MS. Beck

A message from Anabel Vazquez
Student Recruiter
Office of School Relations
Tarleton State University

Good Afternoon!

Thank you to all of you who have allowed me to visit your campus to visit and meet with your students!

Please remind your students that Tarleton State University’s Scholarship deadline is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15.  We will still accept scholarship applications after February 15th, but our scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis so the students who complete their scholarship applications before February 15th will be taken into consideration for scholarships first.  Students can go to Tarleton scholarship website to complete their applications:  www.tarleton.edu/scholarships

Our campus preview day is approaching.  Saturday, March 27 will be our next Texan Tour.  Students have until March 19 to register, they can register online at www.tarleton.edu/welcome to reserve a spot!

April 1st is the FAFSA priority deadline.  Students can fill their FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Students will have step by step instructions to help them complete the application.  If students have any general questions or trouble filling out the FAFSA they can visit our financial aid website at www.tarleton.edu/finaid.

Students can submit their housing applications online at www.tarleton.edu/housing.  There is a $100 housing deposit that is refundable until June 1st.  Housing deposits can be paid my mailing a check or money order to

Box T-0280,
Stephenville, TX 76402

or with a credit card by calling the Business Services Office at 254-968-9107.

Please let me know of any upcoming events at your school or dates available for school visits or presentations.

If you or any of your students have any questions please contact me via email or phone and I will be more than happy to be of assistance!

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!!

Anabel Vazquez

Student Recruiter
Office of School Relations
Tarleton State University
Enrollment Management
Phone: 254.968.9486
Fax: 254.968.9572

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2010 Ozarka "Every Drop Counts" Scholarship

Ozarka Natural Spring Water awards two $10,000 scholarships to Texas high school seniors who have been accepted to a four-year college or university and majoring in the field of earth/environmental science or be a Texas student attending a four-year college or university and majoring inthe field of earth/environmental science.

Scholarship applications are available in the college lab or at www.ozarkawater.com. Scholarship documents are located in "Doing Our Part" section at the bottom of the page.

Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2010.
Winnners will be announce in June 2010.

If you have further questions, please contact the scholarship committee at: edcfund@texas.net


Jeanita Beck
Waco HS Counselor
Grades 10-12, Alpha Q-Z

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Varsity Boys Basketball Team Defeats Cleburne

February 6th - The Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Cleburne tonight by a score of 73-65. Leading the team in points were Darion Jefferson with 14, Tevin Scott with 11, and Michael Coleman with 10.

Defensive players of the game were Dayoun Smith, Quintin Pittman, and Demarquin Owens.

Their overall record is now 19-8 and 8-3 in district.

Thier next home game is Tuesday February, 9th against Corsicana.

Weeks
Waco High School
Varsity Asst Boys Basketball
TAKS Math

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Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Team Defeats Cleburne

February 6th - The Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Cleburne tonight by a score of 72-50. Leading the team in points were Victor Norwid with 11, Michael Smith with 10, and Nathan Smith with 9.

Defensive players of the game were Darrell Harris, Darious Johnson, and Chase Hobbs.

Thier overall record is now 19-9 with a 8-3 district record.

Their next home game is Tuesday February 9th, against Corsicana.

Weeks
Waco High School
Varsity Asst Boys Basketball
TAKS Math

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WHS Varsity Boys' Soccer Team Defeats China Spring

February 6th - The varsity boys' soccer team defeated China Spring Friday night, Feb. 5th, with a score of 7-1. Their next game is Wednesday at 5:30 at Waco ISD stadium against Lorena.

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Powerlifting Meet Results

February 6 - The Powerlifting Team continues to improve. We tied for second with University at the Waco Powerlifting Meet on Saturday. Medalists for the Lions were the following:

165 lb. weight class - Brentlee Allen 3rd
165 lb. weight class - Keimon McDowell 5th

198 lb. weight class - Tristen Eche 2nd

242 lb. weight class - Byron Reliford 2nd

SHW - Landon Boffman 1st

Coach Jim Bradley
Waco High Powerlifting

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4th Annual TSTC Counselor / Teacher Luncheon

Congratulations to Ann Wittmer of Waco High School and Nancy Cortese of Bell County Cooperative for Exceptional Children! Wittmer was selected as the Teacher of the Year and Cortese was selected as the Counselor of the Year at the 4th Annual TSTC Counselor/Teacher Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 5. Both have been very instrumental for years in helping students transition from high school to college.

Ann Wittmer of Waco High School and Nancy Cortese of Bell County Cooperative

 

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Financial Aid Workshop

Sponsored by the MCC Foundation and the Waco Foundation

Wednesday, Feb. 17 • 7 p.m.
&
Wednesday, March 17 • 7 p.m.

MCC Conference Center - 4601 N. 19th, Waco, TX

Free Admission

Students need not be planning to attend MCC.

This workshop is designed for high school seniors and their parents. Topics include instructions for submitting the FAFSA and general tips on financial aid.

Reservation Deadlines:
Feb. 12 for Feb. 17 event
Mar. 12 for Mar. 17 event

Please call Robbie Stabeno at 752-9457
or e-mail rstabeno@wacofoundation.org

Refreshments will be served.

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From Ms. Beck

Ms. Stabeno will be in the college lab every Thursday and Friday afternoon until May. Her first afternoon will be Friday, February 5. I am also available to help students and their parents every afternoon. Please contact me by email if you need another time.

Parents and students may have their income tax returns done by the A. J. Moore Academy of Finance students and Baylor accounting majors every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5 PM until 8 PM free of charge. Also Goodwill is preparing income tax return free of charge. Call Goodwill for more information. At AJM the returns are processed electronically. Spanish speakers are also available.

The seniors will be in an assembly on Friday morning at second period. Robbie Stabeno from the Waco Foundation will be giving information about completing the FAFSA and the MAC Grant Program. Ms. Stabeno will be in the college lab (room 136) after the assembly to answer questions and assist students and parents in completing their FAFSA's.

The Priority deadline for processing the FAFSA for most colleges is March1; this means that the FAFSA should be completed a few days prior to allow time for processing.

Congratulations to some of our seniors and their parents for having completed the FAFSA. A big thank you to Coach Murphy for helping students with their FAFSA's.

To complete your FAFSA, you must have your 2009 form 1040 as well as your parents. You may use a 2008 tax return for completing an estimated FAFSA; you will need to correct the FAFSA info once the 2009 tax return has been completed.


Jeanita Beck
Waco HS Counselor
Grades 10-12, Alpha Q-Z

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February 4 is the deadline for registering for the March 13 SAT.

Students who receive free or reduced lunch or who are in the AVID class are eligible for fee waivers to cover the cost of the SAT. The cost of the SAT is $45. Students may register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.com

All Juniors Should Take a SAT and an ACT during their Junior Year.

 

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Waco High Powerlifting Team

The Waco High Powerlifting Team finished 4th at the Midway Powerlifting Meet on Saturday, on Jan. 23.

Boys that placed in the top five are:

Brentlee Allen 165 wt. class - 4th
Tristen Eche 198 wt. class - 3rd
Quincy Sims 275 wt. class - 3rd
Landon Boffman SHW - 2nd

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Teacher of the Month

John Weeks

Congratulations to John Weeks. He was selected Teacher of the Month for January!!!

He will receive a gift certificate and plaque!!!

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Invite a future WHS student to come!

You are invited to the Waco High School PTSA Open House
Monday, February 9, 2009

6 p.m.

Waco High School
Performing Arts Building

Meet the Teachers • Meet the Students • Meet the Parents

Find out what a great time students can have at Waco High School!!

Come for a brief PTSA meeting and performances by:

Cheerleaders Choir Drill Team Band Step Team

Open House featuring booths and information from:

Academics Athletics Fine Arts Clubs and Organizations

Plus PRIZES

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Academic Decathlon Team Results

WHS went to the 2010 Regional VIII Competition. Read more about it here.

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Forsgard-Olson Scholarship

For 2010, Scandinavian Friends Club is again presenting the Forsgard-Olson scholarship in the amount of $500.

The deadline for applications is March 31.  The committee’s selection will be notified by May 10, 2009.  This should allow time for the award to be announced in the graduation program.

Any questions may be addressed to me and applications are to be returned to me at:

Mrs. Joan Warner
471 Willow Grove Road
Waco, Texas 76712
254-848-9715

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BodybyMilk.com Scholarships

Scholarships of $7,500 await 25 outstanding scholar athletes in grade 12 nationwide. If you are a star both in the classroom and on the field, the Scholar Athlete Program may be for you. To find out more, go to bodybymilk.com.

Deadline is March 5, 2010.

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Waco High Football Banquet

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
6:00
Lion's Den

Tickets are $10.00 in advance at the Waco High Fieldhouse
$15.00 at the door


Speaker: Lin Elliott
Waco High Alum
Former Texas Tech University and Kansas City Chiefs Football Player

Call 776-5118 for questions

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WHS Band Competes in Area Auditions

On Saturday, January 9, 2010 the WHS band sent 9 students to the Area "D" band auditions for ALL state. Two of our students came within 2 chairs of making the All state band , Fernando Ramirez & Andrew Wells. All of the students that went, played well and represented Waco ISD at the highest level of musicianship.

Please congratulate these students if you see them.

Ariel Garcia - Flute 5A
Fernando Ramirez - Bass Clarinet 4A
Alex Mendez - Alto Saxophone 5A
Helen Hoover - Oboe 4A
Andrew Wells - Trumpet 4A
Zach Nelson - Trumpet 4A
Ben Eades - Trumpet 4A
Sterling Long - Bass Trombone 4A
Nick Yevcak - Tenor Trombone 4A

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WHS Soccer Teams Kick-In 2010

The JV and Varsity Soccer teams traveled to Belton and returned victorious. The JV won 3-0 with Hector Maldonado, Adrian Balderas and Kevin Espinosa each scoring a goal. Desmond Johnson was the defensive standout. The Varsity won 3-2 with Kollin Kahler, Ben Diaz and Oscar Rivera scoring a goal. Cesar Adame and Ernesto Guevara were the key defensive players. Jacob Davis lead the way with 2 assists.

All three teams return to action, Tuesday, January 5th as the Freshman (4:30 pm) and JV (6:00 pm) host Midway and Varsity (8:00 pm) hosts the 1ST ANNUAL ALUMNI GAME. All three games will be played at Paul Tyson.

-Coach Kahler

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Waco High Lions volunteer at Caritas.
A community service initiative of Coach Ramsey.

Learn more about Waco High School Athletics.

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Rising Heroes

In 1997 a unique partnership was formed between Time Warner Cable, Fox Sports Southwest and Baylor University Athletics. The Hometown Hero award was created to honor the “unsung heroes” in our communities who have exhibited extraordinary community service. These special people have pledged to support and drive the efforts in their communities to help future generations excel in today’s world.

In 2006, a new facet, Rising Heroes, was added to the program. Rising Heroes, honors local high school students who exhibit exemplary servant leadership, will receive the Johnny and Tricia Mankin Scholarship for Volunteerism in commemoration of their efforts and leadership.

Read More about Rising Heroes here.

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Brianna Kirchner was voted Teacher of the Month for December 2009. Grats Brianna!

Teacher of the Month
Brianna Kirchner
Teacher of the Month
Dec 2009

Congratulations to all our Teachers of the Month for 2009.

2009: Nikki Burnham, John Weeks, Marty Herbst, Lisa Cobb, Charles Petree, Kay Murphy, Kris Kahler, James Stewart, Jo Garner & Brianna Kirchner.

Check out the full list of 2009 winners here, and give them a "thank you" if you see them.

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Waco High History Fair Results

We have the results of the Waco High History Fair. All students who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd will advance to the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, Feb. 12, 2010. Please congratulate all of these students on their hardwork and success.

Read all about it here.

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Varsity Soccer Team Takes Shape

We've completed the team roster for the student-athletes that earned a spot on the boys' varsity soccer team for the 2010 year. Please congratulate them in the hallway and/or classroom as these student-athletes survived an intense try-out. Click here to view the roster.

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Lady Lions Basketball Weekend Victories

December 5th, 2009 - The Lady Lions Basketball team is competing in the Killeen ISD tournament this weekend. Yesterday, the ladies defeated Harker Hights by a score of 61-22, and Beaumont Ozen by a score of 76-55. All the ladies played well. Today we will begin bracket play for 3rd place.

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87 Pints of Blood

Waco High held it's fall blood drive Tuesday, December 1st in cooperation with Carter Blood Care and collected 87 pints of blood!

Thank you so much for all of your help and cooperation with Tuesday's blood drive! We saw 104 donors and collected a total of 87 pints of blood! It was a very successful day. Special thanks go out to Ms. Hardt, Mr. Taverner, Ms. McIntyre, Ms. Espinosa, and Mr. Young for coming out and donating. We will have another blood drive in the spring and hopefully increase our pints collected even more.

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PTA Reflections Contest Winners

December 3, 2009 - The PTA Reflections Contest was a huge success. WHS submitted nearly 50 entries.

The PTSA would like to extend a special "thank you" to the following teachers.

Mr. C. Petree

Ms. K. Little

Mr. J. Blackmon

Ms. S. Giddings

Ms. P. Connell

Ms. N. Christian

PTA Reflections Divisions are divided in the following categories: Literature, Visual Arts, Photography.

First, Second and Third Place winners are listed below. In additional to the top three winners, PTSA also advanced the top twenty percent of all entries to region.

The top three winners in each category will receive recognition, and prize awards at the Spring PTSA open house. The top three submitting teachers will also be honored, and receive prizes.

Literature Category:

Rank Name Grade Teacher Project
1st Place Parrish, Mary 12th grade Christian “Beauty Is an Evolution of Lies”
2nd Place Bass-Parker, Dominique 11th grade K. Little “Beauty Is…….”
3rd Place Boyd, Shaquial 10th grade Connell “My Feelings about Beauty”

The following students made the top twenty percent of entries also submitted to region: 

Name Grade Teacher Project
Gersbach, Taylor 11th grade Giddings “What is Beauty?”
Ramirez, Sharon 11th grade Giddings Untitled
Medina, Rosalva 11th grade K. Little “Breathe Irene”
Miller, David 11th grade K. Little “A Sonnet for Beauty”

 Visual Arts Category:

Rank Name Media Project Grade Teacher
1st Place Ortiz, Matthew Painting “The Stars of a Setting Sun”  10th Blackmon
2nd Place Sanchez, Patsy Prisma Color “Beauty of Life” 12th Blackmon
3rd Place Dominquez, Emanuel Watercolors and Pencil “Beauty is the Nature of Music” 11th K. Little

The following students made the top twenty percent of entries also submitted to region: 

Name Media Project Grade Teacher
Muhammad, Marian Markers “Beauty is the Still Rose” 11th K. Little
Muhammad, Marian Painting “The Calm Mountains” 11th K. Little

Photography

Rank Name Grade Teacher Project
1st Place Burns, Victoria 12th C. Petree “Beauty is in the Eye of The Beholder”
2nd Place Ramirez, Abigail 11th K. Little “Beauty is laughing in life”
3rd Place McGreary, Joseph 12th C. Petree “Beauty is Friendship”

Teacher Appreciation Prizes (number of entries)

Rank Name
1st Place Ms. K. Little
2nd Place Ms. S. Giddings
3rd Place Mr. J.  Blackmon

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Varsity Boys Basketball Results

December 2, 2009 - The Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Mexia last night by a score of 72 to 68. Leading the team in points were Wilson Bridgewater with 16, Tevin Scott with 13, and Michael Coleman with 12.

Outstanding defensive players were Dayoun Smith, Dave Simmons, and Demarquin Owens.

Their record is now 2 wins and 2 losses.

Their next home game is December 22nd against Ennis.

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JV Boys Basketball Results

December 2, 2009 - The Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Mexia last night by a score of 79 to 47. Leading the team in points were Shaquille Bouye with 14, Victor Norwid with 11, Izaial Floyd with 10, and Darrell Harris with 10.

Outstanding players on defense included Toylan Wright, Darius Bible, and Michael Smith.

This improves their record to 6 wins and 2 losses.

Their next home game is December 22nd against Ennis.

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Choir Holiday Concert

Sneak Preview - Sunday Dec. 6 at 3:00 - $7 admission - reserved seating - all ticket money goes to help students pay for choir trip and uniform.

Full Concert - Monday Dec. 7 at 7:30 - free admission - limited seating (first come, first served)

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a Little Winter Wonderland of Music

The Waco High Band will be hosting the WISD Holiday Band taping sessions all day on Thursday 12/10/09 in the PAC. Bands from all over the district will be performing Holiday music for WISD TV that will be edited into a special that runs all through the Holiday season. The band department will also be holding it's annual "WINTER CONCERT" on Thursday evening at 7:30pm in the PAC. This concert will feature Jazz Bands1 & 2, Concert, and Symphonic Bands. The concert will also feature the WORLD PREMIER of "LUMINOSITY" an original composition written by Scott Stulir and performed by the WHS Orchestra and Chamber winds & percussion. Admission is FREE, so stop by for a little Winter Wonderland of music on December 10th.


Food Drive a Big Success

Novenmber 20th, 2009 - Waco High Interact Club participated in the Food for Families Can Drive held at KWTX-Channel 10 on Friday, Nov. 20.

Waco High donated 2300 lbs. of food. (compared to 700 lbs. last year).

Way to go Waco High!!!

Half the Food Stuck
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Lady Lions defeat Chaparrals 59-50

November 13, 2009 - Yesterday the Waco Lady Lions Basketball Team defeated the Austin Westlake Chaparrals 59-50 in an exciting game as part of the first round in the Dr. Pepper Chisholm Trail Tournament. The Lady Lions play today at 10 a.m. and have another game tonight at either 5:30 or 7:00.

Wish us luck and we will keep you updated.

Ross Barber
Waco High Health
Varsity Girls Cross-Country
JV Girls Basketball/ Assistant Varsity
"Play Hard, Play Smart, Play as One"


Lady Lions Sweep the Mustangs

November 11, 2009 - Last night the Waco High Lady Lions basketball program swept the Manor Mustangs. The Freshmen defeated Manor 37-27, while the J.V. posted an impressive 52-30 victory. Finally, the Lady Lions Varsity started the season with a bang, beating Manor 70 to 45. Everyone contributed in a major way and we are very proud of our young ladies. If you have a basketball player in your class, please congratulate them and pat them on the back.

The Waco High Lady Lions (Varsity Only) go back into action on Thursday, November 12th @ 4:30 pm versus Austin Westlake at Temple High School in the Chisholm Trail Tournament.

Yours in basketball,

Azure D. Love-Davis
Waco High School
TOP Lab Manager, 241
Varsity Women's Basketball

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WHS Band Holds Annual Holiday Pie Sale

The Waco High Band Boosters are having their annual Holiday PIE sale! These pies are available for a limited time only and can be purchased through any Waco High Band student / Band parent.

The selection includes, Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan, and Chocolate cream. All pies are $12.50 and will be delivered on Monday 11/23/09 just in time for the Holidays. These are premium Sara Lee 10", five-star restaurant quality pies. They come frozen and presliced in eight equal portions. All you need to do is let them thaw for 1 hour and eat.

Click here to view the flyer for more information. All profits go directly back to the Waco High School Band program towards the purchase of new equipment and clinicians for the band.

You can leave an email or phone message (see below) and we will relay your interest to one of the many Band students to contact you.

Thanks,

Scott Stulir
WHS Director of Bands
sstulir@wacoisd.org
254-741-4819 (band office)


Auditions lead to All-State Choir

November 1, 2009 - This past Saturday, several of our choir students competed in the Pre-Area round of auditions leading to the All-State Choir audition.

Waco High's very own John Salvesen placed 1st chair in the Bass 2 section from our region, and will compete again in January in the final audition for the Texas All-State choir against the top 20 bass 2s from 4 regions, of whom 8 will make an All-State choir. Please congratulate him on this accomplishment and for his hard work.

Also on Saturday, our 9th and 10th grade students competed for a spot in the 9-10 All-Region Choir. We are happy to announce that Maya Davis, Cassie Pruitt, and Matthew Reynolds will be singing in the 9-10 region choir. These students have been working hard on their music, so please congratulate them when you see them.

The All-Region Choirs will perform on November 14th in Jones Hall at Baylor University.

Thank you,
Melanie Braucht
Choir Director
Waco High School


HSF Scholarships Available

A number of HSF Scholarships are available for graduating seniors. To learn more about these scholarships, visit http://www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=426.


Scholarship Deadlines

Deadline for the Coca Cola scholarship is October 31.

MCC Scholarship applications are now open.

Deadlines for applying for scholarships to University of Texas and Texas A&M University is December 1.

Early action deadline for Baylor University is November 1.

See all the scholarship deadlines on the scholarship page.

Jeanita Beck
Waco HS
Grades 10-12, Alpha Q-Z


National Hispanic Scholars at Waco High

Lorena Angel and Jesus Cano Lorena Angel Jesse Cano


Waco ISD photo, Mary Senter:

Waco High’s National Hispanic Scholars Lorena Angel (left) and Jesus Cano (right) are looking forward to attending college at the University of Texas at Austin next fall. The students will be the first in their families to attend college.

October 23, 2009 - Waco High has two students who have qualified as National Hispanic Scholars. Lorena Angel and Jesus Cano, both seniors, participated in the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test their junior year. Lorena is the daughter of Delores and Reynaldo Angel. Jesus is the son of Racheal and Juan Cano.

The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes only 5,000 students each year from the US, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Marina and Marshall Islands, US citizens attending international and Army Post Office Schools as participants using the PSAT scores to determine Hispanic Scholars. This competition sets high standards for Hispanic and Latino students.

Both Lorena and Jesus plan to attend the University of Texas at Austin. Lorena will double major in business and psychology. Jesus will major in aerospace engineering.

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Freshmen and JV Football News

Read all about it! News from Thursday Night's WHS Football games.
Click here to check it out!


Congratulations to James Stewart.

He was selected Teacher of the Month for October.

THANKS Coach Stewart for all you do.

Teacher of the Month
James Stewart
Teacher of the Month
Oct 2009


College Connection at WHS

On Tuesday, October 27, MCC will be on campus to help our seniors start the college application process. Students do not have to attend MCC at the end of the process, this is simply a way for all students to have access and personal connection to a local college. Dr. Hernandez and Dr. McKown (from MCC) formalized the College Connection agreement in September - click here to read about the agreement.


Congratulations to Kay Murphy!!!

She was selected Outstanding Teacher from Waco High School. Kay will be recognized at the Outstanding Teacher Reception on December 3 at 7:00 in the PAC.

Thanks again Kay for all you do.
Kay Murphy
We are proud of you!!!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Trusted Sports announces the High School Football Rudy Awards with $20,000 in College Scholarships

Bend, OR September 23, 2009 – Trusted Sports, Inc. and co-founder, Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger announced the search for The Most Inspirational High School Football Player today with $20,000 in college scholarships to be awarded to the top three finalists.

Read the full story here.


Waco High "LION PRIDE" Band Makes History

On Saturday (10/17) the Waco High "LION PRIDE" Band competed in the UIL REGION 8 Marching contest held at WISD stadium. The band scored straight division 1 ratings from all three judges. This has only happened two other times in the last 25 years of competition, with 1984 and 1994 being the other years.

The "LION PRIDE" band now moves on to area D competition next weekend in Buda TX to face off against the top five 4A schools, from four other regions, that also received division one ratings at their regional contests. At area, the top four to five of these bands that score the highest will advance to the Texas State 4A championship competition in SanAntonio TX.

Despite the inclimate weather, the flu, and the UIL grade check system, the band was able to adapt and overcome these challenges and secure a well deserved win. Please help us congratulate any of these students you may know this week, and cheer them on to the next level of competition as they represent Waco High throughout the state of Texas.

Thank you for all of your support this season.

Scott Stulir
WHS Director of Bands


WHS Volleyball Victory

The freshman volleyball team defeated Cleburne Friday night with scores of 25-18, 25-20. Their next game is tomorrow (Tuesday, 10/20/2009) as they will travel to Ennis.

-Kahler and Ralston


MCC scholarship apps are available on line TODAY!!!!!

Deadline is January 12, 2010.

McLennan Community College is accepting applications for scholarships for the upcoming academic year (2010-2011). The MCC Foundation Scholarship application is for all MCC Foundation Scholarships, the Presidential Scholarship, the Tartan Scholarship, and the First Generation College Student Initiative Scholarship. The deadline to apply is 6 p.m. Jan. 12, 2010.

Click here to read the full story and download The MCC Foundation Scholarship application.


Waco High Cross-Country
Ranks First

October 14, 2009 - The Waco High Lady Lion Cross-Country team traveled to Aquilla to participate in the Aquilla Invitational.

The Varsity Ran their best race this season and received first place! Outstanding runners were Rachel Mooore(1st overall), Valencia Degrate(8th), Lauren Hernandez(13th), Ashly Eary(16th), Kate Worthington(19th) and Joy Pearson.

The JV finished 3rd overall and outstanding runners were Kassandra Murillo and Araceli Olvera.

The Lady Lions have a week off to prepare for the District meet in Midlothian on October 29th. Please congratulate these young ladies on a job well done!

Also at the Aquilla Invitational were the WHS Boys team. JV Boys finished first overall as a team and had 5 individual medal winners: Luis Espinosa, second overall; Emanuel Suarez, 3rd overall; Drew Hartford, 7th overall; Lazaro Rodriguez, 12th overall; and Isai Castillo 14th overall.

The Varsity finished 3rd as a team and had 4 medal winners. Jose Mireles, 5th overall; Ervey Renteria, 6th overall; Oscar Rivera, 10th overall; and Jahaziel Trevino 14th overall.

They will finish out the season in two weeks in Midlothian at the district meet. Please congratulate and show your support for these young men. They've worked hard and have earned it.

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Banking on Their Future

David Lacy talks to Waco High students
Richfield graduate and local bank president David Lacy talks to Waco High students about their goals and aspirations.

Read the full story by Dale Caffey here.


Waco High Band Places First

On Saturday September 29th, the Waco High "LION PRIDE" Band drove to Pflugerville, Texas to compete in the United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) marching competition. This is a national level competition with six judges flown in from all over the country that are at the absolute top of their fields of expertise.

The Waco High band placed First in their class winning the Division III open category. The band also took away caption awards for the best music performance, best visual presentation, best overall effect, and best percussion for the day in class III open.

Waco High Band Places 1st!
Please join us in congratulating our band students
for their exceptional work this year.

Scott Stulir
WHS Director of Band


WHS National Honor Society Selects new Officers for 2009-2010 School Year

Jesse Cano Laura Franks Lindsey Daniel Briotony Porter Javion Thomas Mirella Limones
(left to right)
Jesse Cano, President
Laura Franks, Vice-President of Communications
Lindsey Daniel, Vice-President of Service
Briotony Porter, Secretary
Javion Thomas, Treasurer
Mirella Limones, Historian

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