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GISD students advance to state science fair

March 5, 2014
GISD students advance to state science fair

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. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio are:

Crossland students Kaylee Brawner and Liesl Krone; AMS students Benjamin Lillagore, Jack Miller, Eileen Parker, Kaitlyn Parker and Rayni Skaggs; and GMS students Ranisha Pickett and Lauren Wallace.Read the rest

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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. Read the rest

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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.Read the rest

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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. Read the rest

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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.Read the rest

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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. The acronym stands for Self-Motivated Teens Achieving Responsibility and Success.Read the rest

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School Briefs

March 1, 2014

Tolar students donate cookies to VFW

Tolar Elementary School students presented Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7835 with an unexpected, yet delicious, donation at a recent patriotic ceremony. Members of the VFW proudly accepted Girl Scout cookies purchased by the children through recent fundraising efforts.The post is now making arrangements to ship the cookies to active service men and women who are now serving overseas.Read the rest

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4-H shines in San Antonio

March 1, 2014
4-H shines in San Antonio

4-H members throughout Hood County attended the recent San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Many placed, and a couple received scholarships.

“San Antonio is in the books and it was a great run,” said sponsor Marty Vahlenkamp. “We are truly blessed to have great youth and great parents involved in the 4-H program.”

The group brought home $22,000 in scholarships and $8,200 in auction dollars from San Antonio, according to Vahlenkamp.Read the rest

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GHS band students perform well at solo and ensemble contest

March 1, 2014

Band students from Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center recently competed in the UIL Region 7 solo and ensemble contest. The contest was held Feb. 22 at Crowley High School.

Twelve soloists are advancing to the Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest on May 24 and 26 in Austin.

Soloists earning a trip to state are: Alexis Baker, marimba; Cadence Chiappe, marimba; Chandler Chiappe, snare drum; Trace Chiappe, marimba; BreAnne Daly, marimba; Reagan Hall, marimba; Justin Kochis, marimba; Katie McKamy, marimba; Aaron Morgan, tuba; Brennan Ross, French horn; Randy Sillivent, marimba; Derrick Singer, marimba.Read the rest

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Fashion show kicks off Project Graduation fundraising

March 1, 2014
Fashion show kicks off Project Graduation fundraising

Project Graduation kicked off its spring fundraising with the annual Fashion Show and Prom Expo last weekend at the Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center at Granbury High School.

The fashion show featured seniors wearing both formal and casual wear.

Combined with a dinner and silent auction, the show raised thousands for the organization to host a drug and alcohol free event for GHS seniors following graduation on May 29.Read the rest

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