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Baccus shows their college spirit

February 25, 2015
Baccus shows their college spirit

Students (from left), along with Nettie Baccus Elementary School Principal Leslie Tewell, celebrate every report card day by donning their favorite college or university apparel. College Spirit Day was established to reinforce the idea that students have the potential to get a college education, GISD Superintendent James Largent said.

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Granbury bands and choirs holding pre-UIL concerts

February 25, 2015

Granbury school bands and choirs are busy preparing for UIL concert and sightreading contests scheduled for March and April. Preview performances for parents and the public are set prior to the competitions.

The groups from Granbury High School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School, and Granbury Middle School are holding concerts to give parents an opportunity to hear the programs as well as to give students experience performing before a live audience.

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Trustees extend school contracts

February 21, 2015

The Granbury School Board extended contracts for all district and campus administrators Monday night.

Board members also approved the 2015-16 school calendar. Superintendent James Largent said the calendar could be changed if the Texas Legislature alters state law allowing for an earlier start date for students.

The board reviewed budget assumptions and a general calendar for development of the 2015-16 budget.

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Having a splash!

February 21, 2015
Having a splash!

Lipan students grades Pre-K through second enjoyed the L5 Afterschool Program Pirates and Mermaids Bash recently. Dressed up like pirates and mermaids, the students played Mermaid Island Bingo, walked the Pirate’s Plank, dug for buried treasure, and feasted on fish, chips, mermaid cookies and hidden treasure salad. Second-graders Alexis Wood (front) and Makahala Gaston agreed that it was a great party from start to finish.

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Stock show art winners

February 21, 2015
Stock show art winners

Granbury High School student Nicole Kallemeyn won Grand Champion of this year’s Fort Worth Stock Show Art Contest with her high contrast painting “Charlie.” This was her first year to enter the individual competition at the stock show. She received a $3,000 scholarship and a silver belt buckle for her entry.

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Lipan youth wins calf scramble at FW Stock Show Rodeo

February 21, 2015
Lipan youth wins calf scramble at FW Stock Show Rodeo

Jace Walker, a member of the Lipan FFA, was among the winners in the Calf Scramble event during the Feb. 6 performance at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. His parents are Verne Walker and Candace Alphil.

The Calf Scramble, which allows 16 students to compete at 28 of the 29 rodeo performances, has eight winners in each performance.

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Horse judges win second at FW

February 18, 2015
Horse judges win second at FW

The Hood County 4-H Senior Horse Judging Team placed second out of 40 teams at the Fort Worth Livestock Show 4-H and FFA Horse Judging Contest.

The team earned a trip to the world show in Oklahoma City later this year.

The team also placed fourth in Halter Division, third in Performance Division and third in Oral Reasons Division.

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Bogle, Dowell qualify for Junior Olympics air rifle competition

February 18, 2015

Granbury Marine Corps JROTC cadets Cody Bogle and Hunter Dowell have qualified for this year’s Junior Olympics air rifle competition.

Both Granbury High School students will participate in the Junior Olympics men’s air rifle competitions at the Olympics Training Center in Colorado Springs in April based on their qualifying score in the state Junior Olympics tryouts in January at TCU.

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4-H’ers fare well at FW Stock Show

February 18, 2015

Thirty-one Hood County 4-H’ers competed during the Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo.

4-H’ers participated in the Meat, Goat, and Horse Judging Contest, as well as exhibiting livestock in the Breeding and Market Livestock Shows. 4-H’ers found success both in the ring and the judging contest.

The Meats Judging Team consisted of Brayden Brockman, Jolee Tuggle, Sam Spradlin, Sarah Spradlin, Macie Garcia, Taylor, Grove, Emily Brite and Maddison Fea.

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GEF awards grants to area schools

January 7, 2015
GEF awards grants to area schools

Students heading back to school for the spring semester will see and experience new educational opportunities courtesy of the Granbury ISD Education Foundation.

The full list of grant awards is below:

Classrooms without Walls

Acton Elementary

Outdoor classrooms naturally motivate students with hands-on learning experiences that involve English, math, fine arts, social studies and physical education.

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