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Students look forward to new equipment, opportunities in Granbury schools

August 30, 2014

A number of innovative teaching and school initiatives are being implemented this year in Granbury schools thanks to the Granbury ISD Education Foundation. At the end of last school year, the foundation awarded grants totaling almost $35,000. These grants will fund the purchase of the following equipment and learning opportunities:

STEM Mobile Museum, Science Safari

Oak Woods School

This grant will fund a visit by the MobileEd Productions STEM Museum/Science Safari, a touring program that turns a gymnasium into a hands-on children’s museum focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

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School board adopts revised student drug testing policy

August 30, 2014

Granbury School Board trustees adopted changes to the student drug testing policy during its regular monthly meeting on Monday. The revisions increase the penalties for students with positive test results.

All students in grades 7-12 who participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities must participate in the random testing.

Consequences of positive test results shall be cumulative through the student’s enrollment in middle school and shall begin anew for high school for grades 9-12.

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Ready to Rattle

August 30, 2014
Ready to Rattle

Tolar High School cheerleaders for the 2014-15 school year are (front row, from left) Kayla Snyder, Allison Lee, Madison Kuykendall, Laura Anderson, Madeline Dawson; (second row, from left) Emily Richardson, Cassidy Phillips (head cheerleader), Holly Leatherman; (third row, from left) Tatum Newton, Shelby Nunley, Abby Leatherman.

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Lunch Menus Sept. 1-5

August 30, 2014

TOLAR ISD

Tuesday

Mini Corn Dogs, Oven-Fried Okra, Fruit, Milk.

Wednesday

Ravioli, Bread Stick, Carrots, Celery, Ranch Dressing, Fruit, Milk.

Thursday

Chicken Crispito, Boiled Egg, Pinto Beans, Fruit, Milk.

Friday

Hamburger or Cheeseburger, Tator Tots, Salad, Fruit, Milk.

LIPAN ISD

Tuesday

Popcorn Chicken, Potatoes, Blackeyed Peas, Rolls, Peaches, Milk.

Wednesday

Mini Corn Dogs, Macaroni and Cheese, Ranch Beans, Pineapples, Milk.

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Special graduate

August 23, 2014
Special graduate

Austin Akerley, a Granbury High School student who completed his high school education in three years, was honored at a special reception on Friday, Aug. 15. He plans to attend Weatherford College and then major in computer engineering at Texas A&M University. Akerley celebrated the achievement with parents Barry and Shelley Akerley, grandparents Billy and Laneal James, and numerous Granbury teachers, counselors and administrators.

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Affinity F1 nears fundraising goal

August 23, 2014

Affinity F1, the Formula One in Schools team from Granbury High School, is nearing the fundraising goal of $40,000 in order to fund their trip to the 2014 World Finals.

The students placed second at the national competition on May 16-17 at the Michigan International Speedway and will be one of two teams representing the United States in the world finals on Nov.

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Back in session

August 23, 2014
Back in session

Students in Lois Askew’s third-grade class at Lakeside Bapist Academy (from left) Connor Moore, Isabella Vasquez, Elijah Sprayberry, Elizabeth Long and Nathan Berry were ready to get started on their first day of class Tuesday. Registration continues into next week at Lakeside, which opened its doors seven years ago. Regular hours for students returning to school on Monday are as follows:

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Students ready to learn in new school year

August 20, 2014
Students ready to learn in new school year

Students ready to learn in new school year

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The Giving Tween

August 16, 2014
The Giving Tween

Reagan Chandler, 10, has collected almost 80 pairs of shoes to donate to the Clothes Closet in Tolar over the past three years. The Tolar Elementary student got the idea while watching a Disney Channel program. The idea was later fermented when Chandler participated in the Rachel’s Challenge Program, which encourages acts of kindness.

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GISD trustees adopt new GPA policy, give 2 percent raise to support staff

August 16, 2014

The Granbury School Board has adopted policies affecting student grade-point averages and class rank. The board also reviewed the proposed 2014-15 budget.

The GPA and class rank changes take effect this year with the incoming freshmen. Students at Granbury High School will complete their high school education under the prior system.

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