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AMS Honors Band shines at Beach Within Reach Festival

May 16, 2015
AMS Honors Band shines at Beach Within Reach Festival

The Acton Middle School honors band won a superior rating at the Beach Within Reach Band Festival on April 30 at Richland High School. The band received top marks from all judges at the invitational competition. This follows the ensemble receiving sweepstakes honors at UIL concert and sightreading contest in April.

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Classmate encourages others to live like Briggs

May 9, 2015
Classmate encourages others to live like Briggs

Briggs Berry will be remembered, and honored, with the “Briggs Berry Challenge” Thursday at Granbury High School.

Berry passed away in September of 2014 after a battle with an auto-immune deficiency called X-Linked Hyper IgM Syndrome. His life and death touched large numbers of people, including Rangers pitcher Derek Holland, with whom he formed a friendship.

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GISD praises top teachers, employees

May 9, 2015

Top teachers and departmental employees were honored at the recent Granbury school district employee awards banquet.

In addition, the district recognized employees who are retiring and celebrating service milestones.

Chris Elrod and Lori Williams received top honors among teachers.

Elrod, who was recognized as the Secondary Teacher of the Year, teaches social studies at Acton Middle School.

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GHS art on display

May 6, 2015
GHS art on display

Granbury High School art students displayed their best artwork this past weekend at the “Please Excuse Our Mess” Art Show at the Langdon Center Concert Hall. This mixed media piece above by Jack Goodman earned him first-place honors. The art show brochure featured a black and white photograph by GHS student Britney Bryant of the huge construction project at the high school.

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Talented youngsters

May 6, 2015
Talented youngsters

Granbury High School art students were showcased this past weekend in the “Please Excuse Our Mess” Art Show at the Langdon Center Concert Hall. Surrounded by their artwork, some students paused for a photo during Saturday’s reception. Front row from left: Sherree Waters, Hannah Winkleman, Holly Carlile and Allie Cogdill. Back row from left: Bronson Berryman, Nicole Kallemeyn, Luke Travis and Jack Goodman.

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Hands-on educational fun

May 6, 2015
Hands-on educational fun

Crossland Ninth Grade Center math coach Mark Kirk engaged his geometry students in a project that involved several stages. In the early stages students had to begin by researching different types of swings. Next they designed their swings, made material lists, figured pricing and produced brochures to market their swings. Students worked in larger groups during the construction phase.

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JROTC members excel, plan summer air rifle camp

May 6, 2015
JROTC members excel, plan summer air rifle camp

Members of the Granbury Marine Corps JROTC competed at the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Regional Championship last month in Anniston, Alabama.

Granbury High School was represented by Cody Bogle, Hunter Dowell, Freeman Hawker, Chris Hitshew, Kayla Hitshew, Tyler Morrissette and Brittney Pinckard 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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Pirate band members recognized at banquet

May 6, 2015
Pirate band members recognized at banquet

Members of the Granbury High School Pirate Band celebrated success during the annual band banquet on April 28 at Pecan Plantation Country Club.

Alissa Jillson received the John Philip Sousa award, the band’s top recognition. The GHS senior is a flute player and head drum major.

Band leaders honored were drum majors Alissa Jillson, Jocelyne Espinoza and Braden Jumper as well as colorguard captain Cheyenne Redden and lieutenant Cierra Curtis.

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Pine Car Derby

May 6, 2015
Pine Car Derby

The L5 ACE Program of Lipan recently held its Second Annual Pine Car Derby. Thirty-one students raced their pine cars, and trophies were given to the three fastest cars in each age category. Most Creative Car trophies were also given to one student in each age category. First-grader Riggin Morris (above) was named Grand Prix Winner.

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Scientific sendoff

May 2, 2015
Scientific sendoff

Thursday was not an average day for Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center science students. They teamed up with ARBONET (Amateur Radio Balloons over Northeast Texas) to launch a high-altitude balloon with three “payloads” of science experiments. The balloon traveled to the edge of space before landing south of Pecan Plantation and north of Highway 67.

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