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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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GISD students advance to state science fair

March 5, 2014
GISD students advance to state science fair

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Nine Granbury ISD students from Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School continued to excel with science projects at the 63rd Fort Worth Regional Science Fair Feb. 23-24 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Advancing to the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair on March 20-23 at the Henry B.

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Percussion concert Thursday

March 5, 2014

Granbury band students will be featured during a GISD Night of Percussion concert Thursday starting at 7 p.m. in the Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center at Granbury High School.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature percussionists from GHS, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School.

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Brawner musical Thursday night

March 5, 2014

Students at Brawner Intermediate School will perform the musical “Willy Wonka Jr.” on Thursday.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include a dessert bar during intermission.

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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Schools out next week Students and teachers are looking forward to next week.

March 5, 2014

Schools out next week

Students and teachers are looking forward to next week.

Classes dismiss Friday for the start of spring break. School in Granbury, Lipan and Tolar will be out the week of March 10-14.

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Bands, choir to hold pre-UIL concerts

March 4, 2014

Granbury school bands and choirs are busy preparing for UIL concert and sightreading contests in March and April.

Preview performances for parents and the public are set prior to the competitions.

The groups from Granbury High School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School are holding concerts to give parents an opportunity to hear the programs as well as to give students experience performing before a live audience.

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STARS celebrates 20 years

March 4, 2014
STARS celebrates 20 years

STARS Accelerated High School celebrated its 20th anniversary Friday. An alternative academic high school that is part of Granbury ISD, the school was founded on Feb. 28, 1994, as STARS Academy. STARS provides an optional setting with flexibility and personalized self-paced courses for high school students whose needs are not met in the traditional school.

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