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Baccus third-graders learn economics during Market Day

March 18, 2015
Baccus third-graders learn economics during Market Day

Third-grade students at Nettie Baccus Elementary School got a lesson in economics and the free enterprise system during Market Day on March 2. The activity followed a six-week-long economic unit. The students created items to sell and then marketed to their peers with the hopes of making the best profit. Throughout the project, the students learned and applied the principles of advertising, supply and demand, economic choice and marketing techniques.

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Granbury band students reflect on Columbine experience

March 18, 2015
Granbury band students reflect on Columbine experience

Granbury High School Pirate Band members traveled to Colorado on March 4-8 for the biennial spring trip that featured a concert at Columbine High School in addition to a couple of days of skiing at the Loveland Ski Area west of Denver.

The Columbine concert on March 6 was arranged by director Mark Eastin, who went to college with Cathy DeLozier, a band and orchestra director at Ken Caryl Middle School in the Jefferson County Public Schools.

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Happily ever after

March 18, 2015
Happily ever after

Tolar third-graders recently delighted parents and fans with a unique spin on an old favorite. “Bubba the Cowboy Prince,” a modern day Cinderella story, starred Clayton Allen. Hunter Keith played the “wicked step daddy,” who vowed to keep Bubba from the “purdiest gal in the county Miss Lurlene,” performed by Brylee Barron.

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Call competing at spelling bee today

March 18, 2015
Call competing at spelling bee today

Oak Woods’ fifth-grader Alex Call will represent Hood County today at the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee. Held at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, the contest will feature more than 30 contestants who won at the area level. These words above are from the study guide for school and district spelling bees.

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Remember the state final!

March 11, 2015
Remember the state final!

Lipan High School students Keith Stafford (left) and Christopher Baldree (right) started their Spring Break by exploring San Antonio’s many tourist attractions. Walter Baldree (center) took the boys to the historic Alamo the day before they cheered the Lipan girls basketball team on at the Class A state final.

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School Briefs

March 11, 2015

RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL HONOR WILLIE CROSSLAND

WITH NEW SCHOLARSHIP

Hood County Retired School Personnel is seeking applicants for two different types of scholarships.

The first scholarship has been offered since 1985 to graduates of one of the Hood County high schools: Granbury, Lipan or Tolar.

The applicants must be classified as a junior or senior in a college or university and accepted into the School of Education.

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Choir students earn medals at solo and ensemble contest

March 7, 2015

Choir students from Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center earned 87 medals at the UIL Region 7 solo and ensemble contest held Feb. Several students earning a superior rating on a Class I solo or ensemble will have the opportunity to take part in the Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest on May 29-30 in Austin.

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Hats off to the chief

March 7, 2015
Hats off to the chief

Granbury Police Chief Mitch Galvan reads to Emma Roberson Elementary School kindergarten students to celebrate Read Across America on March 2. Youngsters recognize the national celebration every year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Community members and school officials joined the Seussian celebration by reading the author’s books or other related books to the students.

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Students Advance To State Bus Safety Speech Contest

March 7, 2015

Three Granbury ISD students are advancing to the state level in the 14th Annual Bus Safety Speech Contest.

Advancing are Granbury High School junior Jaci Cavitt, GHS sophomore Lauren Berry and Crossland Ninth Grade Center freshman Kendall Carroll.

The group will compete in the state contest on April 20 in Waco.

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Stowaways sparkle at DFW Dance Classic

March 7, 2015
Stowaways sparkle at DFW Dance Classic

The Stowaways dance and drill team from Granbury High School sparkled at the DFW Dance Classic at Duncanville High School on Feb. 21. The team and officers won sweepstakes recognition and honors for dance technique, overall presentation, and dance choreography. The GHS squad also had a top 10 score among the 43 teams competing.

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