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FFA students honored at annual dinner

April 23, 2014
FFA students honored at annual dinner

Granbury FFA members recently received awards during a banquet at Granbury High School.

Top award winners

DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award – Ty Robertson

Star Greenhand Award – Alex Myers

Star Chapter Farmer Award – Taylor Phillips

Fighting Heart Award – Courtney Heathington

Top Hand Award – Cody Bedwell

Proficiency honors

Agricultural mechanics – Ty Robertson; beef cattle production – Kailey Mabery; diversified animal production – Balie Ashmore; goat production – Macey Burch; poultry production – Colten Bison; rabbit production – Katrice Johnson; sheep production – Millie Lofton; swine production – Shyla Quinlan.Read the rest

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GHS band wins fourth straight sweepstakes

April 23, 2014
GHS band wins fourth straight sweepstakes

The Granbury High School Pirate Band won sweepstakes for the fourth straight year after receiving Division I superior ratings at the UIL Region 7 concert and sightreading contest recently at Burleson High School.

The varsity wind ensemble received the top ratings from the judges in both the concert and sightreading performances.

Combined with the regional marching contest in October 2013, the band won the top prize with Division I ratings in all three parts of music competition.Read the rest

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Thunderstruck Dance Competition

April 23, 2014
Thunderstruck Dance Competition

Competing in the Petite Jazz Small Group, this team from Dance Dream Academy in Acton placed third overall in division at the Thunderstruck Dance Competition recently in Fort Worth. The team includes Micah Baird, 10, Katelyn Sukampo, 9, Ashley Sukampo, 8 and Emily Black, 9.Read the rest

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Lightning Gold

April 23, 2014
Lightning Gold

Jaiden Kissinger, 7, won a lightning gold score (the highest award) and second overall in her category at the Thunderstruck Dance Competition recently in Fort Worth. She trains with Dance Dreams Academy. Read the rest

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Paws for effect

April 19, 2014
Paws for effect

Mambrino kindergarten students presented a purr-fectly imaginative music earlier this month, entitled “Kitty Cat School and Shelter.” The program featured the youngsters dressed as felines and singing cat-themed songs directed by music teacher Bonnie Oates.Read the rest

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Baccus builds flower garden

April 19, 2014
Baccus builds flower garden

A team of teachers and volunteers spent a workday building a new garden at Nettie Baccus Elementary School on the north side of Granbury.

The workday included building four raised cinder blocks flower beds.

They also painted a mural and assembled four outdoor tables. With the Green Thumb Project, each student will be planting an individual flower in the garden.

Grade levels will be responsible for the maintenance of their sections following earth science curriculum and seasonal planting guidelines.Read the rest

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School Menus

April 19, 2014

GRANBURY ELEMENTARy

and INTERMEDIATE schools

Students are required to select a fruit and vegetable choice each day. Milk is also served.

Monday

Spaghetti and Meatballs

or Spaghetti and Sauce

Tuesday

Crispito or Salad

Wednesday

Bosco Sticks or Pirate S’wich

Thursday

Chicken Rings or Salad

Friday

Cheeseburger or Yogurt Plate

TOLAR ELEMENTARY

Monday

Popcorn Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Fruit, Milk.Read the rest

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Granbury choirs claim sweepstakes honors

April 19, 2014
Granbury choirs claim sweepstakes honors

Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center choirs (pictured above) excelled during the Region 7 UIL concert and sightreading contest held earlier this month at Fort Worth Southwest High School and Weatherford High School. The GHS varsity mixed choir, the GHS varsity ladies choir, and the Crossland ladies choir all earned the top recognition – Division I superior ratings for both their concert and sightreading performances.Read the rest

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Eight area students shine at regional science fair

April 19, 2014

Granbury elementary students were big winners at the 25th Annual Texas Woman’s University Science Fair.

“Congratulations to all your winners,” commented TWU project coordinator Anna Ryan, who noted that Granbury ISD had more wins than any other school district participating.

Four students won awards with individual projects in the grade-level competition:

5th Grade: Cory Lyden, Mambrino School, Best in Grade for “Soda Panel”

4th Grade: Alex Call, Oak Woods School, Best in Grade for “Oil Spill Clean-Up”

3rd Grade: Averie Coffman, 2nd in Grade for “Soggy Britches”

2nd Grade: Cadence Morisette, Mambrino School, Best in Grade for “Better Butter”

For group projects by students in grades 4-6, Corbin King and Austin Morgan – two Oak Woods fourth graders – won Best Group for a project “The Stroop Effect.”

Acton Elementary School third graders True Hughes and Brady Pomeroy won the Best Group award among students in grades K-3 for their “How Clean is Clean?” project.Read the rest

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Tolar principal Wood resigns

April 19, 2014
Tolar principal Wood resigns

Tolar High School Principal Bucky Wood will be heading north of the Red River.

He and his family will continue to reside in Hood County, but Wood’s work will take him to Guthrie, Okla.

He’ll be working for a private business management company with two lifelong friends.

Wood recently resigned, effective June 30.

He’s finishing 21 years in education, the last six as Tolar High School principal.Read the rest

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