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School to hear proposal from investment firm

July 25, 2015

After peppering Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Dobie Williams with questions, the Granbury School Board agreed to hear a proposal from an investment firm at a future meeting.

Superintendent James Largent encountered the group at a conference last year and suggested to representatives that they contact Williams.

Williams brought the idea to the board Monday night.

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GHS in transition

July 11, 2015
GHS in transition

Phase 1 of the transformation of Granbury High School is in full swing. The new ninth-grade wing at the front of the school is expected to be finished when school starts in August. Phase 1 features a collegiate look with Granbury stone used prominently on the building’s exterior. Students are in the middle of summer vacation.

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Two attend Hugh O’Brian Leadership Seminar

July 11, 2015

Granbury High School students Payton Holmgreen and Katie Tull attended the North Texas Seminar of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership program on June 12-14 at the University of North Texas in Denton.

The two students, who were sponsored by the Granbury Optimist Club, recently completed their sophomore year at the high school.

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JROTC new cadet orientation set for Aug. 4-6

July 11, 2015

The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC will hold a new cadet orientation on Aug. 4-6 at Granbury High School.

The three-day orientation will provide students with information and expectations about the JROTC program for the upcoming school year.

New cadets should report to the JROTC classroom by 9 a.m. each morning, and sessions will end by 1 p.m.

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Summer learning

July 11, 2015
Summer learning

Students doing project-based learning projects on their own during the summer? Sure, when the goal is to launch projectiles longer or faster. Tyler Sheppard (left) and Maxwell Call (right), incoming freshman at Crossland Ninth Grade Center, presented their inventions to teachers at the Region 11 Educational Service Center. The educators were intrigued with how they could integrate the idea of students building launchers in school to learn more about engineering and physics.

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School Briefs

July 11, 2015

Premier High School

Open House

Four open house nights are scheduled for students and parents interested in Premier High School.

The dates and times are as follows:

Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m.

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Incentive pay outlined for teachers

July 1, 2015

Merit pay for outstanding teachers is not a new idea in Texas.

A number of plans implemented at the state and district levels over the last decade have experimented with the idea. Most of those plans gave considerable weight to scores on standardized tests, rewarding teachers whose students performed well. Test scores were used as a way to put a number on what is difficult to measure – student success.

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AMS honors band

July 1, 2015
AMS honors band

The Acton Middle School honors band placed fourth in the Texas Music Educator Association’s area honor band competition. The ensemble’s recording of its spring contest performance included “Big Four March,” “Our Kingsland Spring” and “Spoon River.” Advancing in the honor band competition follows the ensemble receiving sweepstakes honors at the concert and sightreading contest in April.

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Hood County schools show above-average passing rates

June 27, 2015

The preliminary results are in for Hood County schools for state-mandated State Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing, and in most areas, districts had higher than state level passing rates.

STAAR is given to students in grades 3-8 and to students taking high school-level courses in algebra I, English I and II, U.S.

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Scholarships presented in Pecan

June 20, 2015
Scholarships presented in Pecan

Two scholarships were presented during the recent Anniversary Luncheon for the Pecan Plantation Women’s Club. From left: Julie Justiss, Nicole Gray and Sue Cooper, president elect for the women’s club. Justiss graduated from North Central Texas Academy and Gray graduated from Granbury High School. Both were presented $1,500 scholarships.

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