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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.

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Students honored at GISD elementary science fair

March 1, 2014
Students honored at GISD elementary science fair


Elementary and intermediate students participating in the Granbury ISD Elementary District Science Fair received recognition for developing innovative projects during a recent awards ceremony.

Best of Show honors went to Olivia McLain for kindergarten-2nd grade and Alex Call for 3rd-5th grades. McLain is a second-grader at Emma Roberson Elementary School, while Call is an Oak Woods School fourth- grader.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Historical figures meet Oak Woods students

February 26, 2014
Historical figures meet Oak Woods students

Fourth-graders at Oak Woods School had an opportunity to meet Sam Houston and other figures from Texas history during a presentation recently.

The students listened to talks from Houston along with Davy Crockett and Susanna Dickinson.

“These amazing volunteers brought Texas history alive by dressing in costume and giving interesting accounts and stories of the lives they led during such an important time in our state’s history,” commented teacher Keryn Herbold.

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Boynton departing GISD business office

February 26, 2014
Boynton departing GISD business office

Sharay Boynton, executive director of finance for Granbury ISD, has announced her departure effective at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

“I appreciate the friendships that I have established and opportunities that I have had over the past 22 years serving Granbury ISD students, staff and community,” Boynton said. “I am proud of the part that I have played in the financial well-being of the district.

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GHS students perform with all-state ensembles

February 26, 2014
GHS students perform with all-state ensembles

Granbury High School students Cameron Hastings and Kiersten Mathis performed with All-State ensembles to close the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) state conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio on Feb. 15.

An alto saxophone player, Hastings performed with the TMEA All-State 5A Concert Band under the direction of Roby George, associate professor of music and director of bands at Indiana State University.

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Baccus implementing WATCH D.O.G. program

February 26, 2014

The WATCH D.O.G. program is coming to Nettie Baccus Elementary School.

The Dads of Great Students (DOGS) program is an initiative of the National Center for Fathering that began in 1998 to organize fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for students and to enhance school security.

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AMS boys choir preparing for national conference performance

February 26, 2014
AMS boys choir preparing for national conference performance

The varsity tenor-bass choir at Acton Middle School is preparing to perform at the 2014 Middle School/Junior High School National Conference for Choral Music. The performance is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, at the Voertman Concert Hall at the University of North Texas in Denton. The choir will have a 30-minute presentation and will be giving the world premiere of two new works written for the Cambiata Composition Initiative, according to AMS choir director Randall Walters.

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