Tolar’s fifth-grade choir visited Tarleton State University on a field trip last month. They were invited to listen to a rehearsal of the Tarleton Chamber Choir.
The college choir also sang a song with the fifth-grade choir.
The field trip also included visiting the Foster’s Children’s Home in Stephenville. The students were welcomed by director Glen Newberry, who gave them a tour of the facilities as well as an informative presentation of what the home offers to children in foster care.… Read the rest
Princess Leia and Han Solo were in the house to help Brawner Intermediate School students “use the force” to celebrate reading during a “Story Wars” family night recently.
The “Star Wars”-themed evening activities included Light Saber Reading, Princess Leia Lingo Bingo, Yeti-made Bookmarks, and Ewok Bookwalk along with refreshments like Yoda Soda and Wookiee Cookies.
In addition, iPads are assisting all students develop reading skills and fluency.… Read the rest
The GHS Pirate Band shined at the UIL Area B marching contest while performing their best show of the season, the band director said. The contest was held Saturday at Pennington Field in Bedford.
“I was very pleased with our performance at area contest,” commented band director Mark Eastin, who is in his fourth year leading the Granbury band program. “The kids were focused and gave their best performance of the season.”
The band had been preparing its marching show “We the Living” for the competition since early August, with a three-week summer camp preceding the start of the school year.… Read the rest
It’s been a year since Granbury High School student Cody Welch did 44 consecutive back handsprings at the Homecoming football game on Oct. 26, 2012.
But Guinness World Records finally made him official world record holder.
Guinness confirmed to the GHS sophomore on recently that he achieved the world record for “most consecutive handsprings (male).”
“We would like to congratulate you on your record-breaking achievement,” officials said in the email confirmation.… Read the rest
Local history and folklore as well as community events were the focus of presentations by fourth-graders at Nettie Baccus Elementary School recently.
The driving question for the students through project based learning was “How can we preserve and share the historical and cultural wealth of the City of Granbury and Hood County,” according to teachers Robin Rangel and Dana Gonzalez.
The presentations featured local historic sites such as the Hood County Courthouse, Granbury Depot, Granbury Opera House, Nutt House Hotel and the old Hood County Jail.… Read the rest
Several seventh graders at Granbury Middle School and Acton Middle School are taking a Career Exploration course to learn about job and career opportunities.
“This course is giving students the opportunity to hear from experts in each career area and participate in hands-on activities that will engage the student in industry experience,” commented Granbury ISD Career and Technical Education Director Judy Gentry.… Read the rest
Two Granbury ISD curriculum coordinators presented an informative session at the Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) this week in Corpus Christi.
Presenting the session entitled “Elementary Success in the High School Classroom” were Kendall Condit, coordinator for at-risk programs, and Heather Dollins, coordinator for English and science programs.
“In preparing students for career and college readiness, along with 21st century learning, modern education has often forgotten the importance of critical thinking, work ethic, communication and collaboration.… Read the rest