RSSEducation Archived

Elementary students advance at Odyssey contest

March 22, 2014
Elementary students advance at Odyssey contest


Two teams of students from Acton Elementary School are advancing to the Odyssey of the Mind state contest.

They were among seven AES teams and another from Oak Woods School exploring problem-solving skills during the North Texas tournament last month at Southlake Carroll High School.

Advancing were teams led by teacher Katie Agor and Brandy Lillagore.

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This kid is ready for class

March 22, 2014
This kid is ready for class

Baby Gracie, a 6-day-old baby goat, was a special visitor with Emma Roberson Elementary School pre-kindergartners recently. As part of a series of lessons on farm animals, the family of student Alexis Roberts brought the kid to help the children learn about baby goats and how they are fed. The owners had a huge baby bottle of goat’s milk for the kid to drink.

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Band alumni perform with ACU ensemble

March 22, 2014
Band alumni perform with ACU ensemble

Two Granbury High School graduates performed with an ensemble from Abilene Christian University during an afternoon concert at GHS last week.

The ACU wind ensemble, under the direction of Steven Ward, was on a three-day tour of Texas high schools on their way to Fayetteville, Ark., to perform at the National College Band Directors National Association.

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NETPA Scholarship deadline April 4

March 22, 2014

Any high school senior planning to major in journalism or college student majoring in journalism who lives in the North & East Texas Press Association region is eligible to apply for a $1,500 scholarship, $750 per semester. If you have any questions you may contact scholarship chair Suzanne Bardwell at the Gladewater Mirror at 903-845-2235 or email at [email protected]

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School Briefs

March 15, 2014

GHS Project Graduation Talent Show

Granbury High School will host its annual Talent Show Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Granbury High School Kyle Bagby and Duncan McMahan Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 at the door and all proceeds benefit Project Graduation which annually provides graduating seniors a drug and alcohol-free graduation night event to celebrate the completion of their high school career.

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GHS One Act Play preview Wednesday

March 15, 2014

Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center theater arts students will preview their One Act Play performance during an open dress rehearsal at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Kyle Bagby and Duncan McMahan Performing Arts Center. The public is invited to attend the free performance.

Students will be performing Anatomy of Grey by Jim Leonard.

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‘Willy Wonka’ comes alive at Brawner musical

March 15, 2014
‘Willy Wonka’ comes alive at Brawner musical

Complete with chocolate fountains and golden tickets, a musical at Brawner Intermediate School recently wowed parents and other attendees with Willy Wonka Jr.

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which features the songs from the classic family film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” according to Music Theatre International.

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Architects discuss high school transformation

March 15, 2014
Architects discuss high school transformation

The Huckabee architectural firm was at Granbury High School earlier this month for a series of meetings to gather input and ideas from students, teachers and staff for the high school transformation.

The meetings included representatives of academic departments, fine arts, career and technical education, the library, JROTC, drill team and campus administrators from both GHS and Crossland Ninth Grade Center.

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GISD principals nominated for instruction awards

March 15, 2014

Two Granbury ISD principals were among finalists for instructional awards from the Effective Schools Project at Tarleton State University.

They were recognized during a professional development conference last month at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

Stacie Brown, principal of Brawner Intermediate School, and Leslie Tewell, principal of Nettie Baccus Elementary School, were both nominated for the Instructional Leader Award.

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Stacking fun in Lipan

March 15, 2014
Stacking fun in Lipan

Students in the L5 ACE afterschool program practiced the exciting, hands-on indoor sport of stacking cups. The students learned cup stacking techniques, which improve their eye-hand coordination and concentration. The activity was twice a week for an entire month. A stacking cups tournament was held as the culminating activity during the final week.

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