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GEF awards grants to area schools

January 7, 2015
GEF awards grants to area schools

Students heading back to school for the spring semester will see and experience new educational opportunities courtesy of the Granbury ISD Education Foundation.

The full list of grant awards is below:

Classrooms without Walls

Acton Elementary

Outdoor classrooms naturally motivate students with hands-on learning experiences that involve English, math, fine arts, social studies and physical education.

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Christmas break begins with early dismissals on Dec. 19

December 13, 2014

Schools in Granbury ISD, Tolar ISD and Lipan ISD will dismiss classes early this Friday.

Elementary and intermediate GISD campuses will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.

The middle schools, Crossland Ninth Grade Center and Granbury High School will dismiss at 1 p.m. Buses will transport students home early based on this schedule.

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Arts groups set Christmas concerts

December 13, 2014

Granbury school district fine arts groups have scheduled upcoming Christmas concerts.

Monday, December 15

7:30 p.m. – Granbury High School Band

Tuesday, December 16

6 p.m. – Granbury Middle School 6th Grade Choir

7:30 p.m. – Acton Middle School Choirs (at GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center)

7:30 p.m. – GMS 7th and 8th Grade Choirs

Thursday, December 18

7 p.m.

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Granbury FFA competes at state leadership contest

December 13, 2014
Granbury FFA competes at state leadership contest

Members of the Granbury FFA chapter competed in Leadership Development Event state competition on Dec. 5 at Sam Houston State University.

Granbury students placed in Ag Issues, Ag Advocacy and Senior FFA Quiz events.

With more than 1,000 FFA chapters across the state, this put Granbury in the Top 20.

“Advancing to the semifinals in the contests was a major undertaking.

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Four theater students make nationals in Nebraska

December 13, 2014
Four theater students make nationals in Nebraska

Four Granbury High School theater arts qualified for a national competition while attending the Texas Thespian Festival on Nov. 20-22 in Dallas.

Making the cut for the national contest were:

Baylee Davis

Kiersten Mathis

Dakota Medlin

Kimbria Younkin

A group of theater students from GHS and Crossland Ninth Grade Center traveled to the state event at the Dallas Convention Center.

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Turner Foundation gives more than $10,000 to Tolar classrooms

November 26, 2014
Turner Foundation gives more than $10,000 to Tolar classrooms

The nonprofit Ryan Turner Education Foundation recently awarded a variety of grants to Tolar schools.

The Fall Innovative Education Grant Program includes more than $10,000 for Tolar classrooms.

A total of $4,500 was given for Hands on Science programs in K-2 classes and for the fourth-fifth grades’ Young Scientists Program.

The grant request came from teachers Christie Collie, Briahna Wandel, Melody Holly, Lisa Harkins and Megan Vahlenkamp.

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School Briefs

November 26, 2014

Jaramillo honored at University of texas

Berenice Jaramillo, a Granbury High School graduate, was named Roadrunner of the Month for October at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

She is currently a senior studying biology. With her degree, Jaramillo hopes to attend the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Drumline wins second at Lone Star Classic

November 26, 2014
Drumline wins second at Lone Star Classic

The GHS Pirate Band drumline won second place at the Lone Star Classic drumline contest held Nov. 8 at Marcus High School in Flower Mound. The drumline placed in a standstill division featuring schools from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The group also won caption awards for Best Cymbal Line, Best Tenor Line and Best Bass Line.

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Vets honored in Lipan

November 22, 2014
Vets honored in Lipan

Lipan ISD’s L5 ACE Afterschool Program held a Veterans Day Poster Contest with the theme “Saluting our Veterans” for ages Pre-K through 12th grade. All students in the L5 ACE Program voted on their favorite posters after school on Veterans Day. The winners were Pre-K-K: Annslee Tarpley; 1st-2nd: Sarah Masterson and Paisley Robinson; 3rd-4th: Jesse Whitewood; 5th-6th: Lili Cogdill; and 7th-12th: Jimmy Shires.

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Cornerstone gives back

November 22, 2014
Cornerstone gives back

K-8th grade Cornerstone Christian students tied 75 blankets to donate to the Granbury Rainbow Room for kids in Child Protective Services. All the classes donated the fleece. Sixth-grade teacher Misty Carter said, “This is the fourth year for CCA to make the blankets and the biggest turnout ever now that they had more room in the new school building.

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