New Location for Pirate Family Breakfast

 

Due to the overwhelming number of RSVPs, there has been a change in the location.   The Pirate Family Breakfast will now be held in the WHS Cafeteria.   Please enter from the back parking lot.

Pirate Football Family Breakfast
Saturday, April 27
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Guest speaker:  Rev. Keith Spurgin
NEW LOCATION:  WHS CAFETERIA
Cost:  $2.00 per parent/guest
            Free for football players
 
Tickets can be bought at the gate or at the Athletics Front Office.  Breakfast will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.  Please continue to RSVP to Shiri Ndang - sndang@aol.com
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Scheduled Webcast of Softball Playoffs

 

Game 1 of the Hallsville/Wylie softball series will be webcast, starting at 7:15 p.m. on Friday.  Click here for webcast link.

For Game 2,  we are encouraging all Pirate fans to come out and support the Lady Pirates as they vie for the Bi-district title.

If needed, we will webcast Game 3 of the series, starting at 7:15 p.m. on Monday night.

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Lady Pirate Softball Bidistrict Playoff Game Info

 

Wylie (District 13-4A) vs. Hallsville (District 14-4A)
Friday, April 26, 2013
7:30 pm
The Brook Hill School (visitors)
1051 N. Houston St.
Bullard TX, 75757

Saturday, April 27, 2013
11:00 am
Lindale Baseball-Softball Complex (home)
1005 Brad Circle
Lindale, TX 75771
 
If a 3rd game is needed
Monday, April 29, 2013
7:30 pm
Van High School

Adults $5
Students $3
 
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Baseball Webcast Cancelled for Friday

The scheduled webcast of the Pirates vs. Royse City Baseball game on Friday has been cancelled, so that we might bring you the webcast coverage of the Bi-district softball series against Hallsville.  Dates and times of the games will follow.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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Are You Ready For Some Football?!?!

The Pirates will begin their Spring practice this Monday, April 29 with the Varsity practicing morning and evening and 9th grade practicing at 4:30 pm.  The Varsity will have 3-4 practice days per week along with two Saturday practices through the month of May.  This will culminate with the Spring Game and Family picnic on Tuesday, May 28.  Freshmen will play at 5:00 p.m. and Varsity at 6:00 p.m.   See calendar for tentative practice schedule.

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Pirate Family Breakfast - TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Saturday, April 27

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Guest speaker:  Rev. Keith Spurgin

WHS IMPAC Bldg/Field House

Cost:  $2.00 per parent/guest

            Free for football players

 Continental Breakfast will be served!!!

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend this family event and bring a family member or fellow inactive football parent along.  Tickets are on sale now in the athletic office.  You can also pay at the door.   YOUR RSVP IS NEEDED, please RSVP as soon as possible to Shiri Ndang - sndang@aol.com, so we know how many guests to expect and feed.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION OF COORDINATORS

·         To donate food and paper items, please email Charlotte Neumeyer at charlotteneumeyer@gmail.com.

·         To volunteer to work at the breakfast or RSVP for the breakfast, please email Shiri Ndang at sndang@aol.com.

·         If there are dads who have not signed up yet but would like to volunteer to help with the Clean-Up Wylie Community Service Project, please email Scott Neumeyer at scottn@plano.gov.

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AHMO Caps Available at Breakfast

The Spirit Shop & booster club (Brickbuilders) will be selling “hats” at the breakfast next Saturday.  The cost of the hats are $20.00. 

The hats are black in color and have a “W” on the front and AHMO on the side…They are the hats that the football coaches normally wear during games.  A number of football parents have inquired about getting these “coach” hats in the past and so they will now be available for sale. 

We will accept Cash, Checks & Credit Cards for the Hats…All checks should be made to: Wylie Pirate Senior Moms or WPSM.

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House Bill 1374 Opposition

House Bill 1374, is a bill proposing equal opportunity for home-school students to participate in UIL activities.  It would allow children of families whom have chosen to be home-schooled to participate in UIL activities of their choosing, as part of their local public school’s team.

The THSCA is asking that you contact your Public Education Committee Representative below, to voice your opposition immediately.  Testimony for and against the bill was given in a public hearing Tuesday, April 9.  The bill was left pending in committee.  It will be voted on in the near future (perhaps as soon as April 16th) by the Public Education Committee members.  It is important, when calling your representatives on the Public Education Committee, to understand the areas of concern brought on if this bill passes.   We have included a few talking points for you:

1.       Academic standards for home schooled students are not mandated by statute while public schools are heavily regulated. (If a student can choose to be home schooled and still participate in the UIL, the student can avoid academic requirements set forth by the state.)

2.       This bill could encourage students who struggle academically to drop out of UIL member schools and enroll as a home- school student to meet No Pass No Play requirements.

3.       Home- school students are not governed by standards mandated by statue, such as no pass no play, health and safety training, and an eight hour after school practice limitation rule as are all UIL member schools participants.

4.       HB 1374 would destroy the sanctity of the full time student requirement for participation in UIL activities for its member schools.

Chair – Rep. Jimmie Aycock  (Killeen) (512)463-0684  jimmie.aycock@house.state.tx.us<mailto:jimmie.aycock@house.state.tx.us>

Vice Chair – Rep. Alma Allen (Houston) (512)463-0744  alma.allen@house.state.tx.us<mailto:alma.allen@house.state.tx.us>

Rep. John Davis (Houston) (512) 463-0734  john.davis@house.state.tx.us<mailto:john.davis@house.state.tx.us>

Rep. Joe Deshotel (Beaumont) (512)463-0662  joe.deshote@house.state.tx.us<mailto:joe.deshote@house.state.tx.us>

Rep Harold Dutton, Jr. (Houston) (512)463-0510  harold.dutton@house.state.tx.us<mailto:harold.dutton@house.state.tx.us>

Rep. Marsha Farney (Georgetown) (512)463-0309  marsha.farney@house.state.tx.us<mailto:marsha.farney@house.state.tx.us>

Rep. Dan Huberty (Houston) (512)463-0520  dan.huberty@house.state.tx.us<mailto:dan.huberty@house.state.tx.us>

Rep. Ken King (Canadian) (512)463-0736  ken.king@house.state.tx.us<mailto:ken.king@house.state.tx.us>

Rep. Bennett Ratliff (Coppell) (512)463-0468  bennett.ratliff@house.state.tx.us<mailto:bennett.ratliff@house.state.tx.us>

Rep. Justin Rodriquez (San Antonio) (512)463-0669  justin.rodriquez@house.state.tx.us<mailto:justin.rodriquez@house.state.tx.us>

Mike Villarreal (San Antonio) (512)463-0532  mike.villarreal@house.state.tx.us<mailto:mike.villarreal@house.state.tx.us>

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Girls Powerlifting In Need of Sponsor

WHS Girls Powerlifting Team, coached by Coach Kenny Wilkerson, had an excellent year ending their season as Regional Champions and sending several girls to state.   In recognition of their accolades, the team is in the process of putting together a 2012/2013 team poster, but lacks the resources. Therefore sponsors are needed.   Total cost of sponsorship is $200.   If you are interested or know of any business which is willing to sponsor ALL or some of the Powerlifting Team Poster, please contact Coach Wilkerson at kenny.wilkerson@wylieisd.net ASAP.    Sponsor information will appear on the poster, so this is a good way to advertise a business.

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Clean Up Wylie Day - Sat., April 27, 2013

All football players will participate in a community service project cleaning up Wylie and planting a garden at the Wylie Christian Care Center on Saturday, April 27, 2013.   We are looking for 8 -10 dads (preferably those who have a pick-up truck and have flashers that work) to help with this event.   Contact Scott Neumeyer at scottn@plano.gov if you are interested in helping.

Before the boys, dads & coaches head off to do the Clean-up Wylie community service, we will have an All-Family Breakfast with special speaker, Pastor Keith Spurgin from New Hope Church Wylie.  We need a couple of moms to serve the breakfast that morning.   You must be able to be there from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. to help set-up, serve and clean-up.    The menu for the breakfast is being finalized.   We will need a few moms to donate and cook certain breakfast items (egg casserole, biscuits, sausage patties, bacon, etc.).   Please contact Shiri Ndang at sndang@aol.com if you are interested in helping or cooking. We will be feeding about 150- 170 people (players, coaches and parents).

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Pirate Lift-a-thon Reveals Pirate Strength

The Pirates were out in full strength last night for the 2013 Pirate Lift-a-thon.  Players for all teams participated in this annual fundraiser that was held in the main gym.  The top Varsity lifters were Alex Garza - 365; Brody Wright - 340; Divine Rockwell - 335; Laurent Njiki - 335; Izzy Acuay - 315; T.K. Rockwell - 300;  Castin Neumeyer - 300.  The funds raised from this event will assist in purchasing equipment for the season.  Many thanks to all who gave their support!

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Lady Pirate Soccer are Regional Finalists

With a 5-1 victory over Mabank yesterday, the Lady Pirates advance to the Class 4A Region II Final against undefeated Highland Park.  Game time is 11:00 a.m. today, Saturday, April 13 at Standridge Stadium.  

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Lady Pirate Soccer Advances to Regional Semifinal

The Lady Pirates defeated Frisco Liberty last night to take the Class 4A Region II Quarterfinal with a 1-0 win.  Casey Gray scored 8 minutes into the first half.  They now advance to the Regional Semifinal and will play Mabank at Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD's Standridge Stadium on Friday, April 12 at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

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Knee Braces for O-Line

April 12 is the deadline for OL Parents to order knee braces for their son.   Although the Booster Club will subsidize most of the costs, interested parents will have to pay $100.   To sign up, please contact Coach Eric Maxey (Eric.Maxey@wylieisd.net).   All checks should be made payable to “Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club (WPABC)” with your son’s name/Knee braces notation in the memo section.

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UPDATED Spring/Summer Calendar

The Spring/Summer Football calendar is available to print by clicking here.  Please note that Spring ball dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.

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Pirate Football Annual Lift-a-thon - Monday, April 15

Monday, April 15 is the date slated for the Annual Pirate Lift-a-thon held in the Main Gym.  Freshmen will begin lifting at 6:00 p.m. and Varsity at 7:00 p.m.  This is a major fundraiser for the team.  Players are hitting the pavement to round up those pledges.  Come out and support the players and see who is the strongest amongst them!

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Lady Pirate Soccer Sectional Champions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the Lady Pirates Soccer who defeated Wylie East 1-0 to become the Sectional Champions last night at Wylie Stadium.  Addie Ault scored the goal with over 7 minutes remaining in the second half. 

The Lady Pirates held off the Lady Raiders for the remaining time to secure their victory.  The Regional Quarterfinals will see the Lady Pirates vs. Frisco Liberty.   

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WPABC Elects New Officers

The Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club held their monthly meeting last night and elected new officers among other business.  Replacing Kevin Watts as President will be Scott Neumeyer.  Chad Powell will assume the position of outgoing Treasurer Teresa Richardson.  Julia Garriga will sit as new Secretary.  Rudy Ramirez will remain as Vice-President. 

Special thanks to Kevin Watts and Teresa Richardson, who have both served the Booster Club faithfully. 

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Lady Pirates face Wylie East in Sectional Play-offs

The Lady Pirates will face the Lady Raiders of Wylie East as they battle in the Girls Soccer Sectional Playoffs this Thursday, April 4 at 8:00pm at Wylie Stadium.   They will play the second game of a double header.  Tickets;  Adult $5.00  Students $3.00

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Brickbuilders and Booster Club meetings - Monday, April 1

The Brickbuilders (Pirate Football Parents) will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April  1 @ 6:30 pm in the IMPAC Classroom.  Immediately following at 7:30 pm, the Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club will meet.  Elections for new officers will be held.   

At the Brickbuilders meeting, Coach Howard will discuss spring practice schedule, as well as, the planning for this summer’s golf tournament fundraiser.   If you are interested in helping with the golf fundraiser, please try to attend this meeting. 

'For Offensive Linemen (OL) Parents – As discussed at the meeting on Monday (3/25), the sign-up sheet for those interested in getting braces for their sons will be done at this meeting also.   THIS IS A TIME-SENSITIVE ISSUE.   The braces need to be ordered and fitted prior to the start of Spring ball, so please make sure you sign up during the Meeting on Monday if you are interested. 

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Pirate Football Goes to Jamaica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Varsity players journeyed to Jamaica over their Spring Break to help at the Montego Bay Christian Academy in Montego Bay, Jamaica.   The team consisted of Juniors - Jarell Brown, Kameron Kelly, and Laurent Njiki, and Seniors - Leland Dotson, Freddy Gibbs, and Kalen Winkler.  Toni Milburn, Shiri Ndang and Renee Winkler chaperoned the group.  

The young men assisted at the school by painting, helping in the classroom and presenting an all school morning devotion. Their main focus though was giving a two-day Sports Camp.  Camp PFC (Pirate Football in the Caribbean) introduced flag football to over 75 students, who participated in the two day event.  The camp was well received and revealed much talent in the young Jamaican learners.  

During their time, they also visited a local orphanage and spent the afternoon playing with the children.    "I enjoyed playing on the slide with the little baby at the orphanage....it felt good to make him laugh!", recalled Kameron Kelly.

The players traveled down in hopes of teaching a new skill and developing others, only to find that they themselves were changed by the experience.  Freddy Gibbs said, “It was really a life-changing experience.  I am so grateful for what I have.” All of the young men conveyed how thankful they were for the opportunity to see how much they are truly blessed.  They will share about their trip this Wednesday at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting at 8:00 a.m. in room 125.

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Booster Club Elections At Next Meeting

The Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club will be electing new officers at the next monthly meeting, Monday, April 1.   Voting will take place for president, treasurer and secretary.  The following persons are nominated so far.  Additional nominations are welcome.  If you are interested in serving in any of these areas, please plan to attend.  Meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Brickbuilders will meet prior to this at 6:30 p.m.

These are the nominees -

Nominee for President - SCOTT NEUMEYER

"It has been an honor and pleasure to have actively been involved in the Wylie community since 2001.  I have had the opportunity to coach and serve with the Wylie Football League for five years and served as Vice President for the WFL board up until 2012. During that time, I was also blessed to have coached soccer for many incredible kids for the Wylie Soccer Association for ten years.

Last year I served as the liaison for the Dads of the Brick Builders under the WPABC. My goal is to ensure that the all of our athletic programs  prosper through volunteer time, talent and treasure, so that all students participants have the best opportunity to experience the benefits of organized high school athletic programs. I am committed to serving and supporting the Wylie Pirate family."

Nominee for Treasurer - CHAD POWELL

"I am running for Wylie Pirate Booster Club Treasurer.  I have been married to my wife, Amy for 19 years and have lived in Wylie since 2004.  I have had the opportunity to coach in the Wylie Football League for four years and serve as Treasurer for three years.  My son plays football and runs track for McMillan Junior High.  I work for a large manufacturing company in Garland where I serve as controller."

Nominee for Treasurer - MICHELLE DUMAS

"My husband, Randy,  and I moved to Sachse in 2002. We have two daughters, Brooke in 9th grade and Meagan in 6th grade.  Both of them play softball, so we will be involved in WHS athletics until 2019.  I have an accounting degree and worked several years in corporate accounting for a telecommunications company.  For approximately three of those years, I worked in the Cash Management department balancing 15 corporate checking accounts each month and accounting for all incoming cash from dozens of states.  I have not worked outside the home for the last ten years, except to volunteer.  Some of the volunteering has included setting up the finacial books for our church's preschool when they were separating their money from the church.  The preschool director asked me to research, choose a software program for the school and then to set it up .  I was in charge of the checking account, including making deposits, signing on any expenditures and balancing the checkbook at the end of each month.  I went to the Church's monthly board meetings as the preschools financial liaison and presented the financial statements each month to the board including budget projections and year-to-date actuals.  I did this for the preschool for two years and then turned it over to the new bookkeeper after training her." 

Nominee for Secretary - JULIE GARRIGA

"I live in Murphy and have three sons in Wylie ISD - Scott 10th grade, Matt 7th grade, and Tommy 5th grade.  My husband, Greg, and I moved here with our boys in 2007.  I am a stay-at-home Mom who likes to volunteer with my kids’ activities in school and sports (currently the boys play baseball, basketball, and football.)  I am interested in participating with the Booster Club, as I will hopefully have a son involved with WHS athletics until the year 2020."

Nominee for Secretary -  JULIE SALMON

"I’m running for Secretary of the WPABC.  I am a mother of two, Cole and Emily.  Cole is a freshman at WHS on the Wrestling team.  Emily will enter as a freshman in 2015 and hopes to play Volleyball for WHS.  I’ve been the Accounting Manager for a food-service equipment company in Dallas for seven years.  I currently serve on the Wrestling Booster Club board as Funds Manager and Records Manager (Treasurer and Secretary).  I’m excited for opportunity to be involved with the WPABC board.  It would be a pleasure to serve as Secretary for several years, since I will have a student at WHS in Athletics until the 2018-2019 school year.  I look forward to being a part of the Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club for years to come!"

 

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Congratulations to Play-off Bound Boys/Girls Soccer

Both Boys and Girls Soccer are play-off bound and will play on Tuesday, March 26 at Lewisville Max Goldsmith Stadium.  Girls will compete agains Dallas Hillcrest at 6:00 p.m. and Boys vs. Dallas Molina at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets:  $5 Adult/$3 Students

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CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS!

Annual Pirate Lift-A-Thon -  April 15

The Pirates will have their annual Lift-A-Thon on Monday, April 15, 2013 in the main gym.  Pledge cards will be passed out this week.   Any player who gets at least $250 in pledges will receive a Lift-A-Thon shirt.   This is a major fundraiser for the team, so we appreciate your usual support!

Clean-Up Wylie Day - April 27

On Saturday,  April 27, 2013,  the Varsity and JV Football players will participate in a community service project to clean up Wylie from WHS to adjoining streets.   Coach Howard needs a couple of Dads to help with this project.   If you are interested in helping the Clean-up Wylie Community Service Project, please contact Scott Neumeyer (scottn@plano.gov)  and/or be present at the April 1st Brickbuilders meeting.

Spring Football Game & Picnic - May 28

This year’s spring football game is set for Tuesday, May 28, 2013.  Following the game there will be a Spring Picnic for the players and their families at the Stadium Complex, as well as, an inspirational speaker.  If you would to like help coordinate the planning of the picnic, please contact Shiri Ndang - sndang@aol.com

Pirate Football Alumni & Family Golf Tournament - August 3

This major fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2013.  A committee is needed to assist Coach Howard in organizing this event, including helping Jalina Dotson with ads/sponsors.  If you are interested in helping with the golf tournament, please contact Scott Neumeyer (scottn@plano.gov)  and/or be present at the April 1st Brickbuilders meeting.

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Live Broadcast of Wylie-Denison Baseball Tonight

Carlos Leal will be broadcasting the Wylie-Denison Baseball game live tonight from Wylie High School. Air time will be at 6:45 p.m.  Click here for live broadcast.

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