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The Stampede

The student news site of Wiregrass Ranch High School

The Stampede

The student news site of Wiregrass Ranch High School

The Stampede

Morning Announcements

This Week: January 30- February 3

Monday 1/30

  • Congratulations to the Boy’s and Girl’s wrestling team for their performance at King High school this past weekend. A special shoutout to Devin Lanier, who won first in his weight class and now has a record of 24 and 1. Congratulations to Megan Preston and Nicolette Watson who also went undefeated once again. A big shoutout to SeanMichael Williams and Ben Bonner who took 3rd in their weight classes, and to Jack Webster for placing 4th in his weight class. Way to go Bulls!
  • Hi Bulls! SADD wants to let you know this week is the battle of the belts week. Did you know that seatbelts saved 13,941 lives in 2015. Always buckle up!

Tuesday 1/31

  • HI Bulls! Did you know that front seat passenger car occupant deaths are reduced by 45% because of seatbelts. Buckle up!
  • Attention students…. The next ASVAB military entrance exam will be given on Tuesday, February 7th during periods 1-4. Please see or contact Mrs. Hensley to register for the test.
  • Attention juniors and seniors….If you are interested in visiting Marchman Technical College to explore available trade and career programs, please see Mrs. Hensley in 3-116 to pick up your parent permission form. We will be visiting on February 7th during the school day and lunch will be provided. Seniors have first priority as seats are limited. Be sure to register early.

Wednesday 2/1

  • Today is your LAST day to sign up for tomorrow’s Blood Drive. Sign-Up during your lunch with a OneBlood representative today.
    • Those who already signed up to donate, make sure you eat & drink plenty of water prior to coming to donate on Thursday. The blood drive buses will be located between the band & 400 building, make sure you arrive on time for your appointment.
  • Come support your wiregrass wrestling team today after school as they host the 4th annual regional round up right here at the ranch. Come watch as our girls battle it out with some of the toughest girl wrestlers in the region. This is one of the biggest girls wrestling events on the west coast of Florida RIGHT HERE at the ranch. You will get to see some of the toughest girls in Florida right here at the ranch. Dont miss out on this exciting opportunity. Wrestling starts at 4:30 and tickets are only $5.00. See you there!
  • Congratulations to Nicolette Watson and Megan Preston for becoming the girl’s wrestling Conference Champions last night at Cypress Creek High School. This was the first ever Conference Wrestling tournament for girls in Pasco County. Way to make history, ladies.

Thursday 2/2

  • Seniors: If you are planning to purchase a Grad Bash ticket, please listen up! In order to purchase a ticket to Grad Bash you MUST bring both a completed permission slip and completed expectations form with you. You will not be able to buy your ticket without these forms. Both of these forms are located under announcements on the Class of 2023 MyLearning page.
    • As a reminder: Grad Bash tickets go on sale on Monday, February 6 at 7:30 am in room 4-158 and will continue both before and after school only through Thursday, February 9. You must be on track, have both aforementioned forms completed, and $178 cash, check, or card.
  • Unity Day Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 7 right after school in room 3-113. Everyone is cordially invited to join with us in planning Unity Day 2023. Peace. Hope. Unity.
  • Good Morning Bulls. A huge shoutout to Nicolette Watson for taking second place in the 4th Annual Girls Regional Roundup Wrestling tournament. A big congratulations to Megan Preston for taking first in her weight class after defeating the Number 2 girl in the state. And congratulations to Peter Simkins who went undefeated and placed first in the Boy’s tournament, beating district rival Palm Harbor University. Great job, Bulls.
  • FCCLA will have a club meeting today after school in 3-158.

Friday 2/3

  • Tonight is the Wesley Chapel vs Wiregrass basketball game here at the Ranch. The JV game starts at 6pm and varsity right after. If you are coming to the game please get there early and cheer on our team! we look forward to seeing everywhere!
  • Congratulations to the following students, faculty and staff that display Pride, Respect, Integrity Determination and Engagement at the Ranch. Teachers: Mrs. DeCurtis, Coach Mercado, Coach Rogers, Mr. Calzone, Mr. Ackerman, Ms. McLeod, & Ms. Jamie Miller. Students: Mackenzie Jackson, Davis Crume, Christian Boston.
    • The PBIS store will be open on Valentine’s Day with special items to purchase.

Last Week:

Monday 1/23

  • CONGRATULATIONS to the cast and crew of Crazy 8’s! The lists are posted outside Miss Sheppard’s room. Our first cast/crew meeting will be this Wednesday right after school! See you there!
  • Softball tryouts will be held today and tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. at the softball field. All skill level athletes are welcome to tryout. Athletic forms must be completed and uploaded to Athletic Clearance in order to participate. Any questions contact Coach Vazquez in room 3-168.

Tuesday 1/24

  • Students…if you took the January ASVAB, please report to Mrs. Hensley’s office in 3-116 TODAY for 3rd period to review your scores with the military. An SRA will be sent out so you will be excused for attending today during 3rd period
  • Congratulations to the Boys and Girls varsity wrestling team that went to Manatee County last Saturday to compete at the Bayshore High School, Bruins Round Robin wrestling event. For the boys, earning top accolades were team captain Devin Lanier who placed 1st and went undefeated with five wins for the day. Placing second with a four win and 1 loss record on the day was Peter Simkins. And Placing fourth for the boys was Sean Williams. And not to be outdone by the boys, the girls wrestling team produced TWO Champions of their own. Megan Preston boosted her winning record to an AMAZING 31 wins and earned a 1st place spot last weekend as did Nicollette Watson who also went undefeated with a 4 and 0 performance for the day. Great job to both teams that represented Wiregrass last weekend and placed among the top teams and best in the area.

Wednesday 1/25

Thursday 1/26

  • Good luck to the Girls varsity wrestling team that will be heading to Boca Ciega today and competing in the Alvarez IBT. They will see some of the toughest competition this year with regional powerhouse teams such as Springstead and Hernando. Good luck today girls!

Friday 1/27

  • Good luck to the Boys varsity wrestling team that will be traveling to King High School tomorrow to compete in the King IBT. The boys will see some of the top teams from Hillsborough County to include Tampa Tech, Sumner and Lennard High School. Come support our boys as they look to place in the top spots this weekend. GO BULLS!
  • Congratulations to the following students, faculty and staff for being positive examples at the RANCH!
    They display Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Determination and are Engaged Leaders! Faculty and Staff:
    Mr. Gray, Mrs. Duchesene, Mr. Quinlivan, Mrs. Boyette. Students: Chloe Salerno, Sophia Gold, Ivanna Oropeza, Joram Fredrick, John Sweeny, Gracie Casillas, Karley El-Far, Victoria Torres, Joseph Torres
    James Maughan, Ethan Parris, Karina Diaz, Aryn Boyette, Brianna Costa, Ariana Iglio, Isiah Pena
  • The PBIS store will be open in all lunches today!
  • Congratulations to the girls wrestling team that competed at the Alvarez girls wrestling tournament last night at Boca Ciega high school yesterday. Megan Preston dominated her weight class once again placing first beating one of the top ranked girls in the state from rival Freedom High School to earn her first place spot. Also earning top accolades was Nicollette Watson beating her opponent from Clearwater to ear her 3rd place win. Great job girls. Be sure to come see our girls this weekend as they compete at the King High School girls wrestling tournament.
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