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Middle schoolers take the stage at One Act Play contest

March 15, 2014
Middle schoolers take the stage at One Act Play contest

Theater arts students from Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School recently competed in a One Act Play contest at Aledo High School.

Both schools earned superior ratings for their performances, with AMS receiving first place honors.

Winning awards were: best actor – Chris Willis from AMS; all-star cast – Mason York from AMS and Chris Patten from GMS; honorable mention cast – Ashley Boyd and Charlotte Elliott from AMS and Nicole Futch from GMS; best technician – Sarah Jenson from AMS; all-star tech crew – Hayley Ecord from GMS.Read the rest

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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.Read the rest

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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. Set in small town Indiana during the 1880s, the story centers around a mysterious man in a hot air balloon who arrives following a tornado.Read the rest

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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.Read the rest

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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.Read the rest

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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.

Initiated in 1988, ESP has evolved into one of the nation’s largest and longest-running school improvement ventures.Read the rest

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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. Pictured above is fourth-grader Blake Childers.Read the rest

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GISD superintendent reorganizing district’s administration

March 12, 2014

Granbury ISD Superintendent James Largent announced a reorganization of district administration before students were dismissed for spring break last week.

Largent said that the district plans to hire a new assistant superintendent for finance and operations.

The prospective administrator will be the district’s chief financial officer and will also oversee departments for athletics/community education, facilities/maintenance, support services and transportation.

“This is not a new position since this person will replace our outgoing executive director of finance,” commented Largent.Read the rest

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Granbury students advancing to state history fair

March 12, 2014

Granbury students excelled at the Fort Worth and Arlington Regional History Day recently at the University of Texas at Arlington.

In all, 19 students from Granbury High School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center and Acton Middle School are advancing to the state competition in Austin after placing first or second in the regional competition.

Qualifying for state are: GHS – Austin Akerley, Morgan Allen, Will Brawner, Kendon Parker, Denise Swick; Crossland – Baylee Allison, Lauren Berry, Lejla Gregory, Bailey Occhipinti, Taylor Sherrell, Reagan Wilkinson; AMS – Lauren Boleng, Melanie Boleng, Ashley Boyd, Charlotte Elliott, Trisha Gryder, Julia Keys, Bryce Leonard, Rayni Skaggs.Read the rest

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Family honors coaches for lifesaving action

March 12, 2014
Family honors coaches for lifesaving action

An Acton Middle School student and his family thanked four coaches for lifesaving action.

The ceremony was held at the Granbury School Board meeting last week.

The student, eighth-grader Tyler Torres, collapsed and had a seizure in the locker room on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Other boys notified the coaches, who responded quickly to assist the young man.

As the situation turned worse and Tyler stopped breathing and began turning blue, coach Jon Allen started CPR and chest compressions.Read the rest

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