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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.

All winners with individual and group projects have the opportunity to compete at the regional science fair to be held on Saturday, April 12, on the campus of Texas Woman’s University in Denton.Read the rest

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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. Fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles and others volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal.Read the rest

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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.Read the rest

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JROTC rifle team competes at nationals

February 26, 2014
JROTC rifle team competes at nationals

The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC precision team competed in its first-ever national competition during the JROTC Service Championships on Feb. 14-16 in Anniston, Ala.

The team is composed of Granbury High School students Rebecca Anderson, Hunter Dowell, Stephen Schofield and Tyler Morrissette.

During the two-day competition, the team shot at total of 4501 points coming in fourth place, barely missing a bronze medal by 18 points.Read the rest

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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.Read the rest

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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.Read the rest

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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.Read the rest

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A Seussical Musical

February 22, 2014
A Seussical Musical

Second-graders at Tolar Elementary rocked the house Tuesday night with their rendition of “A Seussical Musical.” Musical director Kim McAusland said Tolar music students will also be performing at Tolar’s annual Chuckwagon Dance, scheduled for Monday, March 24. The event includes a dinner and benefits the Parent Teacher Organization. Read the rest

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Elementary schools to host open house on March 4

February 22, 2014

Granbury elementary and intermediate schools will hold open house from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4.

“Our children have planned many special activities to demonstrate the learning taking place every day,” said Superintendent James Largent. “This observance gives us a chance to shine a light on our students and their outstanding achievements. We invite everyone into our schools so they can see how we are preparing students to meet the challenges of the future.”

The open house will be held at Acton Elementary School, Baccus Elementary School, Brawner Intermediate School, Mambrino School, Oak Woods School and Roberson Elementary School.Read the rest

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School briefs

February 22, 2014

Laverty receives bachelor’s from SFA

Dakota Laverty of Granbury has earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Stephen F. Austin State University.

thompson listed on

OBU Honor Roll

Granbury resident Kathleen Thompson, a junior news and information major, was named to Oklahoma Baptist University’s President’s Honor Roll for the fall semester. To qualify, students must maintain semester GPA of 3.7 or higher to be added to the president’s honor roll.Read the rest

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