School Briefs

April 22, 2015

Middle School Bands Host

Open House For Fifth-Graders

Band directors from Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School will host two open house events and instrument fittings this month for incoming band members at the AMS and GMS band halls.

The come-and-go events will be from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday and Tuesday.

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Granbury High, Crossland theater students shine at UIL, prepare to rock the house

April 22, 2015
Granbury High, Crossland theater students shine at UIL, prepare to rock the house

Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center theater arts students shined at the UIL One Act Play district competition last month, but the curtains are far from closed for this dynamic group.

Prepare yourselves for three nights of fine acting, fancy footwork and some classic tunes when they present the musical “Footloose” on Friday through Sunday, May 1-3, at the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center.

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GHS rifle team competes at national contest

April 22, 2015
GHS rifle team competes at national contest

The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC rifle team competed in the National JROTC Championship on March 19-21 at Camp Perry, Ohio. The national-level contest featured the best JROTC units from all service branches.

Granbury High School was represented by Hunter Dowell, Tyler Morrissette, Cody Bogle, Kayla Hitshew and Katherine Lambert in the 3×20 air rifle event, which featured competitors firing 20 record shots from three positions: prone, standing and kneeling over the two-day period.

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GISD schools select Teachers of the Year

April 18, 2015

Granbury ISD school campuses have named their Teachers of the Year for the 2014-15 school year.

Selected for the campus honors were:

Acton Elementary School: Shanna McPherson

Acton Middle School: Chris Elrod

Baccus Elementary School: Lori Williams

Brawner Intermediate School: Dray Duncan

Crossland Ninth Grade Center: Becky Evart

Granbury High School: Jacqui Bradshaw

Granbury Middle School: Jeff Berryman

Mambrino School: Cindy Davis

Oak Woods School: Leska Miller

Roberson Elementary School: Stephanie Gilley

STARS Accelerated High School/Behavior Transition Center: Ray Butler

Through the Teacher of the Year program, the 11 educators will now be evaluated for district recognition.

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Junior leaders tour Texas Capitol

April 18, 2015
Junior leaders tour Texas Capitol

Junior Leadership Granbury ventured to the Texas state Capitol in Austin earlier this month. The visit included a tour of the historic Capitol building and stops in chambers for both the Senate and House of Representatives. State Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) discussed the legislative process with the students and accompanied them to the House floor as an opportunity to answer questions about state government.

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Granbury students sparkle at 26th TWU Science Fair

April 18, 2015

Granbury elementary students were big winners at the 26th Annual Texas Woman’s University Science Fair held April 11 in Denton.

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

Kindergarten – Best in Grade: Jace Coffman from Emma Roberson Elementary School, “Catch Me If You Can”

1st Grade – Best in Grade: Aidan Windham from Acton Elementary School, “Milky Plastic”

3rd Grade – Best in Grade: Olivia McLain from Brawner Intermediate School, “Beach Reach”

For group projects by students in grades 4-6, Corbin King and Austin Morgan – two Oak Woods fifth-graders – won Best Group for a project “The Pearthect Packaging.” The duo won the group award last year as well.

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Sports Briefs

April 1, 2015

Granbury's Spradlin Wins In Houston

Granbury FFA president Sam Spradlin, a senior at Granbury High School, won first place in class 5 of market medium wool lamb in the Houston Livestock Stock Show & Rodeo. He sold his lamb through the Sale of Champions following the show.

Cody wins in San Antonio

Caeley Cody, a seventh-grader at Acton Middle School, won Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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Middle schoolers compete at UIL academic contest

April 1, 2015

Students from Granbury Middle School and Acton Middle School participated in the Quad County UIL literary and academic meet held at Brewer High School. The results were:

Granbury Middle School

Calculator: 8th grade – Blaine Dixon, first; Meghan Childres, third; Abby Gage, fourth

Dictionary: 7th grade – Jennifer Hernandez, fifth

Impromptu Speaking: 8th grade – Lazaro Orozco, fifth; 7th grade – Brock Holmgreen, fourth

Listening Skills: 8th grade – Bridgett Moore, fifth; Natalie Pena, sixth; 7th grade – Elicia Cruz, second; Alexus Manzano, sixth

Maps, Graphs, and Charts: 7th grade – Kylie Purselly, second

Mathematics: 8th grade – Jed Wagner, fifth; 7th grade – Leah D’Souza, sixth

Modern Oratory: 8th grade – Tristan Brock, sixth

Number Sense: 8th grade – Jed Wagner, second; 7th grade – Miriam Espinosa, fourth; Leah D’Souza, sixth

Oral Reading: 8th grade – Maddie Samuelson, first

Science: 7th grade – Ally Wallace, third; Rileigh Holmes, sixth

Social Studies: 8th grade – Bryn Vandemark, first

Spelling: 8th grade – Aleksie Sisco, third

Acton Middle School

 Dictionary: 8th grade – Ethan Wallis, third; Jakob Rankin, fifth; 7th grade – Delany Dawson, second; Eli Franklin, fifth

Listening Skills: 7th grade – Alli Henry, fourth

Maps, Graphs, and Charts: 7th grade – Logan Moore, third; Peter Schwark, fifth

Mathematics: 8th grade – Caden Ahler, first; Yari Press, fifth; 7th grade – Trevaun Hughes, second

Modern Oratory: 7th grade – Aurora Berryman, fourth

Number Sense: 8th grade – Caden Ahler, second; Ryan Ziegler, fifth; 7th grade – Cash Deason, first; Michael Quinn, third; Trevaun Hughes, sixth

Ready Writing: 8th grade – Kameron Hidrago, fourth

Science: 8th grade – Maxwell Call, third; Zoe Mehall, sixth; 7th grade – Makayla Doucet, fifth

Social Studies: 8th grade – Garin Brassie, sixth; 7th grade – Luke Forrest, sixth

Spelling: 8th grade – Lyndee Chiles, first; Landree Chiles, second; J.J.

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‘Annie’ comes alive at Brawner musical

April 1, 2015
‘Annie’ comes alive at Brawner musical

Complete with classic hits like “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” the Annie Kids musical at Brawner Intermediate School wowed parents and other attendees on March 24. This marked the third year for a student musical on Brawner, following “School House Rock Jr.” and “Willy Wonka Jr.” The production featured Averie Coffman (above) in the title role, Lorraine Johns-De La Garza as Miss Hannigan and Andi Halili as Oliver Warbucks.

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Students advance to state science fair

April 1, 2015

Thirteen Granbury ISD students from Granbury High School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School, and Granbury Middle School showed science projects the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair on March 26-29 in San Antonio They were: GHS students Hayden Coppenbarger, Melaine Lively-Adams, Matthew McKelvain, Cole Rezsofi, and Morgan Young; Crossland students Hunter Meroney and G’Angela Pickett; AMS students Kaitlyn Atwood, Jody Sonderer, and Adam Stone; and GMS students Kyla Asante-Wiredu, Adam Gomez, and Ranishia Pickett.

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