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Cornerstone school open house wednesday

August 9, 2014

It’s that time of year again.

Summer’s about over, and children will be going back to school.

Granbury, Lipan, Primier and Tolar classes start in two weeks – Monday, Aug. 25.

North Central Texas Academy begins Wednesday. Cornerstone Christian Academy starts Aug. 18, and SHAPE Academy begins Aug. 19.

Cornerstone will be in a new building.

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Operation School Supplies Resource Fair set for Aug. 14

August 2, 2014

This year’s Operation School Supplies Resource Fair has a lot to offer students who are headed back to school later this month.

Parents and guardians who have registered to receive school supplies for qualified students can pick up their supply packets at the resource fair, which will be held from 9 a.m.

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School briefs

August 2, 2014

Snider graduates from TCU

After successfully completing degree requirements at TCU, Amy Snider from Granbury, received a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in both English and political science with a women’s studies emphasis. Also, Amy graduated magna cum laude and was named to the spring 2014 dean’s list. In the fall, Amy will be attending the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver for her master’s degree.

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School Calendar

August 2, 2014

Monday, Aug. 4

GISD:NEW student registration at following schools:

• GHS, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Crossland Ninth Grade Center, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Middle schools, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m

• Elementary schools, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

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So ready for school!

August 2, 2014
So ready for school!

Eight-year-old Madison Ice (right) and her cousin Tyler Netherton, 12, had a great time finding all the supplies they’ll need for the upcoming school year, which will be here before we know it. New student registration begins next week in Granbury, and this year the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug.

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FFA members earn gold at state convention

July 26, 2014
FFA members earn gold at state convention

HONORED AT STATE CONVENTION: FFA students (left to right) are Taylor Phillips, Sarah Spradlin, Savannah Shelnutt, Gracie Thomas, Kena Williams, Sam Spradlin, Sean Keys, Courtney Heathington, EB Hull, Alex Myers and Macey Burch.

Granbury FFA students received numerous state awards, as the chapter members attended the 86th Texas FFA State Convention held July 14-18 in Fort Worth.

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Band camp next week

July 26, 2014

The Granbury High School Pirate Band will begin preparation for the fall marching season during a summer band camp beginning on Wednesday.

All band students will report daily 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. through the beginning of school year, which starts on Monday, Aug. 25.

The drumline, color guard and section leaders begin two days earlier than the rest of the band on Monday.

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School Briefs

July 26, 2014

The Granbury Optimist Club recently presented $5,000 to Operation School Supplies, a local charitable organization that provides free school supplies to Hood County schoolchildren from families with economic need.

Operation School Supplies also sponsors the Healthy Kids summer lunch program, which is currently under way providing hundreds of meals each day during the summer months to these same children.

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Youth mental health seminars for teachers Aug. 6 in Lipan

July 26, 2014

Lipan will be the next area school to take advantage of a Mental Health First Aid course being offered through Pecan Valley Centers.

About 20 teachers and counselors from the Lipan ISD will take the eight-hour course that helps educators recognize symptoms associated with troubled children.

The session will be conducted by mental health counselors from Pecan Valley Centers.

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Happy kids and a healthy lunch

July 23, 2014
Happy kids and a healthy lunch

A highlight of the recent Lake Granbury Master Gardeners’ “Eat What You Grow” garden class for children was a lunch full of healthy choices. Attendees line up in the kitchen area of the Annex I meeting room after a fun-filled morning of lessons in gardening and healthy dietary choices.

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