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Turner Foundation gives more than $10,000 to Tolar classrooms

November 26, 2014
Turner Foundation gives more than $10,000 to Tolar classrooms

The nonprofit Ryan Turner Education Foundation recently awarded a variety of grants to Tolar schools.

The Fall Innovative Education Grant Program includes more than $10,000 for Tolar classrooms.

A total of $4,500 was given for Hands on Science programs in K-2 classes and for the fourth-fifth grades’ Young Scientists Program.

The grant request came from teachers Christie Collie, Briahna Wandel, Melody Holly, Lisa Harkins and Megan Vahlenkamp.

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School Briefs

November 26, 2014

Jaramillo honored at University of texas

Berenice Jaramillo, a Granbury High School graduate, was named Roadrunner of the Month for October at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

She is currently a senior studying biology. With her degree, Jaramillo hopes to attend the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Drumline wins second at Lone Star Classic

November 26, 2014
Drumline wins second at Lone Star Classic

The GHS Pirate Band drumline won second place at the Lone Star Classic drumline contest held Nov. 8 at Marcus High School in Flower Mound. The drumline placed in a standstill division featuring schools from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The group also won caption awards for Best Cymbal Line, Best Tenor Line and Best Bass Line.

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Acton Elementary practices good deeds

November 22, 2014
Acton Elementary practices good deeds

Fourth-graders from Acton Elementary School got first-hand experience in practicing good deeds during a project field trip on Nov. 4. Students, including (bottom row, from left) Emmie Vaughn, Spencer Burnfield and Brylei Heppler, are engaged in project based learning about how good deeds help people in the community. The theme for the initiative is “brightening Granbury one good deed at a time.” Classes volunteered at the Ruth’s Place community outreach center in Oak Trail Shores to prepare for the charitable organization’s food pantry pickup held weekly in partnership with First United Methodist Church.

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Most students out for holiday

November 22, 2014

Most Hood County campuses will be closed next week in observance of Thanksgiving.

Granbury, Tolar, Cornerstone and North Central Texas Academy will all be closed Monday through Friday.

District and campus offices as well as the extended school day programs will be closed during the week.

Lipan students will be off Wednesday through Friday.

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Vets honored in Lipan

November 22, 2014
Vets honored in Lipan

Lipan ISD’s L5 ACE Afterschool Program held a Veterans Day Poster Contest with the theme “Saluting our Veterans” for ages Pre-K through 12th grade. All students in the L5 ACE Program voted on their favorite posters after school on Veterans Day. The winners were Pre-K-K: Annslee Tarpley; 1st-2nd: Sarah Masterson and Paisley Robinson; 3rd-4th: Jesse Whitewood; 5th-6th: Lili Cogdill; and 7th-12th: Jimmy Shires.

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Cornerstone gives back

November 22, 2014
Cornerstone gives back

K-8th grade Cornerstone Christian students tied 75 blankets to donate to the Granbury Rainbow Room for kids in Child Protective Services. All the classes donated the fleece. Sixth-grade teacher Misty Carter said, “This is the fourth year for CCA to make the blankets and the biggest turnout ever now that they had more room in the new school building.

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Middle school students make All-Region Band

November 15, 2014

Twenty-five students from Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School were selected for the All-Region Band during tryouts held Nov. 8 at Cleburne High School.

Four students earned first chair honors in the top band: Caden Ahler, tuba; Ian Cone, French horn; Hannah Myers, oboe; Savannah Oliver, alto saxophone.

The group was among 900 junior high and middle school students competing in Region 7, which is composed of schools in Fort Worth and extending west to Brownwood.

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Students thank veterans

November 15, 2014
Students thank veterans

Several Granbury ISD students are thanking United States military veterans for their service to the country through a letter-writing campaign in social studies classes.

Honor Flight DFW is a non-profit organization sponsoring once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses-paid trips for World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit Arlington National Cemetery, war memorials and other sites some have never had the chance to see.

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Families invited to holiday feasts

November 15, 2014

Parents and family members are invited to join their students during their lunch periods for Thanksgiving feasts at Granbury elementary schools next week. The schedule is:

nTuesday, Nov. 18 – Brawner Intermediate School (all grades), Mambrino School (all grades).

nWednesday, Nov. 19 – Acton Elementary School (all grades), Oak Woods School (all grades), Roberson Elementary School (grades K and 1).

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