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Graduation set for May 29

April 19, 2014

With just over a month left in the school year, the Granbury High School Class of 2014 is making preparations for graduation.

Graduates will receive their diplomas at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

A baccalaureate service is set for 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, in the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center. 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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Top middle school bands win sweepstakes honors

April 16, 2014
Top middle school bands win sweepstakes honors

The top bands from Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School earned sweepstakes honors at the UIL concert and sightreading contest held at Burleson Centennial High School.

Earning sweepstakes were the AMS honors band and the GMS symphonic band, which both received Division I superior ratings for their stage and sightreading performances.

This marks the first time in Granbury ISD band history that both middle schools have received the sweepstakes award, according to Granbury High School Band Director Mark Eastin in congratulating both middle school ensembles.Read the rest

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Healthy Kids summer lunch program to begin June 3

April 16, 2014

The Healthy Kids summer lunch program will begin on Tuesday, June 3.

Free lunches will be available to all area children 18 years old and younger.

“To eat, just show up,” said organizer Micky Shearon, who serves as president of sponsoring organization Operation School Supplies.

Healthy Kids is a collaboration between community volunteers and the Granbury ISD child nutrition department. Local church volunteers pick up the meals at a central location and deliver them to the feeding sites.Read the rest

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Roberson Elementary students hold clothing drive for Rainbow Room

April 16, 2014
Roberson Elementary students hold clothing drive for Rainbow Room

Roberson Elementary School students are holding clothing drives to benefit the Rainbow Room, a local charitable organization.

The drive was conducted in recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Students collected over 1,100 pairs of children’s underwear. Another drive will be held later in the month for other children’s clothing items.

“It is amazing to see our kids so excited about helping others,” commented intervention specialist Stacey Voss.Read the rest

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Kindergarten, Pre-K registration scheduled in all three districts

April 12, 2014

Granbury, Tolar and Lipan schools have announced dates for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration.

According to Granbury ISD spokesperson Jeff Meador, kindergarten and prekindergarten registration is held earlier than other grades because the number of new students can significantly fluctuate from year to year. Spring registration allows schools extra time to add more classrooms and teachers if necessary.

Students in all districts must be at least 5 years old on or before Sept.Read the rest

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Break from the action

April 12, 2014
Break from the action

Tolar High School athletes Clayton Foster (left) and Kalee Risse take a break from competition Wednesday at the district track meet in Tolar. Rattler Stadium offers an outstanding facility for track meets with the track circling the football field. Read the rest

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Endsley takes first in patriotic essay contest

April 12, 2014
Endsley takes first in patriotic essay contest

Sierra Endsley from Tolar Junior High School won first place in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 7835 patriotic essay contest.

Christian Jones from Granbury Middle School was also recognized for his essay.

Through the Patriot’s Pen contest, students in sixth through eighth grades draft 300- to 400-word essays, expressing their views based on an annual theme.Read the rest

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Granbury senior receives all-state academic excellence award

April 12, 2014
Granbury senior receives all-state academic excellence award

Justin Kochis, a senior at Granbury High School, was named one of the top scholars in the state.

The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) made the selection.

The state educational organization selected Kochis for the TASSP All-State Academic Excellence Team based on academic achievement, test scores and writing skills.

Only 18 were chosen for the team from among numerous outstanding young scholars.Read the rest

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F1 team races to nationals

April 9, 2014
F1 team races to nationals

A Granbury High School team is advancing to national competition in the Formula 1 in Schools competition after winning grand champion honors at the Texas regional contest this past weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.

Affinity F1 team members are students in career and technical education classes: Chloe Scroggins, project manager; Ian McMasters, manufacturing engineer; Christina Hager, resource manager; Tyler Johnson, graphic designer; and Hayden Coppenbarger and Tommy Wallace, design engineers.Read the rest

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