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Drawing contest winners announced

July 2, 2014

This week's winner of the Hood County News' drawing contest is Anastasia Irish. Last week's winner was Emma Kincaid. They both won swim passes to the city pool.

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Granbury teen excels despite disability

June 28, 2014
Granbury teen excels despite disability

MEGAN MOORE

STAFF WRITER

Everyone has a story andDawn Valden of Granburyhas an especially exciting one.

At age 18, Valden has accomplished more than most people will in their lifetime. She has won athletic medals. She trot around on a horse at the Ft. Worth Stock Show to win a blue ribbon.

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School Briefs

June 28, 2014

Wright receives diploma

at Stephen F. Austin

Laura Wright of Granbury received a Bachelor of Music degree at Stephen F. Austin State University during the school’s spring commencement exercises.

Three named to dean’s list in San Angelo

Three Granbury students have made the dean’s list for the spring semester at Angelo State University in San Angelo.

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Students learning, having whale of a time

June 21, 2014
Students learning,  having whale of a time

CLEAR TO CLOUDY: Lake Granbury Montessori Academy students started the day with clear water in the pool. They learned how water gets cloudy after stirring stand in the water.

FLUID DYNAMICS: Joel Turner learns about oceans at a table water station during the “Ocean in Motion” session at Lake Granbury Montessori Academy this week.

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Students learning, having whale of a time

June 21, 2014
Students learning, having whale of a time

FLUID DYNAMICS: Joel Turner learns about oceans at a table water station during the “Ocean in Motion” session at Lake Granbury Montessori Academy this week.

CLEAR TO CLOUDY: Lake Granbury Montessori Academy students started the day with clear water in the pool. They learned how water gets cloudy after stirring sand in the water.

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Premier grads awarded $400,000 in scholarships

June 21, 2014

Granbury High School wasn’t the only school with impressive scholarship amounts.

Premier High School of Granbury graduates were awarded about $400,000 in scholarships this spring.

The money will be put to good use because all 38 graduates were accepted into college.

Premier, a tuition-free public charter school, is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency.

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HCN hosts drawing contest for kids

June 21, 2014

It’s a draw.

The Hood County News is sponsoring a drawing contest for students up to 18 years old.

Those who submit their drawings are entered into a drawing for two free passes to the city pool. There will be one winner each week through the end of August.

Students can pick up weekly entry forms at the Hood County News, 1501 S.

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Notifications made public after recent GISD board meeting

June 21, 2014

Retirements

  • Acton Elementary School: Phyllis DeRoos, 2nd grade teacher
  • Oak Woods School: Fran Brothers, 1st grade teacher
  • Resignations

  • Acton Elementary School: Catherine Vollmer, 2nd grade teacher
  • Acton Middle School: Brittany Carter, science teacher/coach (resigning from coaching only); Ammie Gordon, special education teacher; Courtney Lever, 8th grade English/language arts teacher; Logan McGill, physical education teacher/coach
  • Business Office: Tammy Spears, payroll supervisor
  • Granbury High School: B.J.
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    Enroll now for children’s garden school

    June 21, 2014

    Children ages 7 to 11 are encouraged to enroll early for the Master Gardeners’ children garden class, “Eat What You Grow.” Class size is restricted to the first 20 registrants due to limited space and resources.

    The garden school is scheduled for Thursday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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    Largent to make $198,585

    June 18, 2014

    The Granbury School Board extended Superintendent Jim Largent’s contract Monday evening that included a 4.7 percent pay increase.

    The amount of the pay raise was not disclosed Monday night.

    The Hood County News tried to get the amount after the meeting, but board President Mark Jackson referred the matter to public information officer Jeff Meador.

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