RSSEducation

School Briefs

March 4, 2015

Tannery Named to Dean’s List at SFA

Kristina Tannery of Granbury has been named to the Dean’s List at Stephen F. Austin State University for the fall semester.

To be eligible for this honor, a student must be enrolled in 12 or more semester hours and maintain a grade-point average of 3.5.

Continue Reading

Granbury rifle teams compete at JRTOC championships

March 4, 2015
Granbury rifle teams compete at JRTOC championships

The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC precision teams competed in the JROTC Service Championships on Feb. 19-21 in Anniston, Alabama.

One squad received a bid to the national-level contest featuring the best JROTC units from all service branches.

Representing Granbury High School were students Cody Bogle, Hunter Dowell, Jacob Fleshman, Freeman Hawker, Chris Hitshew, Kayla Hitshew, Kollin Ladesic, Katherine Lambert, Tyler Morrissette, G’Angela Pickett and Brittney Pinckard.

Continue Reading

Thespian troupe shines on stage at dinner theatre

February 28, 2015
Thespian troupe shines on stage at dinner theatre

Theater arts students at Granbury High School performed selected scenes from notable plays during Dessert Bar Theatre on Feb. 19.

The program also included performances from the Texas Thespian Festival competition as well as a preview of the upcoming One Act Play.

Scenes were presented from classic plays in an academic nature that fulfilled a class requirement, according to GHS theater arts directors Krista Alcorn Holman and Mark Weeks.

Continue Reading

Students honored at elementary science fair

February 28, 2015

Elementary and intermediate students participating in the Granbury ISD Elementary District Science Fair received recognition for developing innovative projects during an awards ceremony held Feb. 12.

Best of Show honors for grades K-2 went to Roberson Elementary School kindergartener Jace Coffman for his project “Catch Me If You Can.”

Jonah Martin, a fifth-grader at Mambrino School, won Best of Show for grades 3-5 for his project “Using Water to Make Hydropower.”

Winners in the individual project competition were:

Kindergarten: Jace Coffman, first; Keegan Vanderpool, second; Andrew Haverlah, third; Carmen Wright, fourth; Tyler Bunting, fifth.

Continue Reading

Tarleton honors Andrews, Tabor

February 28, 2015
Tarleton honors Andrews, Tabor

The Tarleton Alumni Association and Tarleton State University honored several distinguished alumni, former faculty and staff members, and a friend of the institution last Saturday evening during The Gala of Tarleton State University.

Tarleton President F. Dominic Dottavio and Tarleton Alumni Association (TAA) President Mike Kornegay (’66) welcomed nearly 300 former students, friends of the university and their families to The Gala.

Continue Reading

GHS students win first two academic meets

February 25, 2015
GHS students win first two academic meets

Granbury High School students won big at invitational UIL academic meets at Joshua High School and Grandview High School.

In Joshua on Jan. 31, the competing students received the following recognitions:

Accounting (Team): Kasen Black, Kim Hays, Michael Perry, second.

Accounting (Individual): Kim Hays, second; Kasen Black, sixth.

Computer Science (Team): Ian Damron, Ben Tunnell, R.J.

Continue Reading

AMS students advancing to state history fair

February 25, 2015

Granbury students excelled at the Fort Worth and Arlington Regional History Day on Feb. 14 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Two Acton Middle School students, eighth-grader Bryce Leonard and seventh-grader Keri Kittleson, are advancing to the state competition in Austin after placing first or second in the regional competition.

Continue Reading

Baccus shows their college spirit

February 25, 2015
Baccus shows their college spirit

Students (from left), along with Nettie Baccus Elementary School Principal Leslie Tewell, celebrate every report card day by donning their favorite college or university apparel. College Spirit Day was established to reinforce the idea that students have the potential to get a college education, GISD Superintendent James Largent said.

Continue Reading

Granbury bands and choirs holding pre-UIL concerts

February 25, 2015

Granbury school bands and choirs are busy preparing for UIL concert and sightreading contests scheduled for March and April. Preview performances for parents and the public are set prior to the competitions.

The groups from Granbury High School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School, and Granbury Middle School are holding concerts to give parents an opportunity to hear the programs as well as to give students experience performing before a live audience.

Continue Reading

Frigid-weather friends

February 25, 2015
Frigid-weather friends

Lipan first-graders Addison Tarpley and Presley Purefoy showed off their artistic talents in the L5 ACE Afterschool program recently during Polar Week. Students painted penguins and made sock snowmen while enjoying the cool weather. All area schools were closed earlier this week due to icy road conditions.

Continue Reading