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Lipan qualifiers

May 23, 2015
Lipan qualifiers

Lipan has two seniors returning to Austin for the UIL State Academic Meet next week. Tanden Foust placed 1st in Spelling and Vocabulary to advance for a second straight year in this event. His score was an 89 at district and an 86 at regionals. Niquel Barnett placed 1st in Feature Writing at district as well as regionals.

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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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Brown moving to Mambrino as principal

May 16, 2015

Stacie Brown, principal of Brawner Intermediate School, will still be a school leader in Granbury ISD for the 2015-16 school year but will be serving students at Mambrino School.

“In talking to the staff at Mambrino about their needs and wants for a new principal, I think Stacie’s proven leadership style, philosophies and actions match perfectly,” commented Superintendent James Largent.

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Summer tech camp planned for middle schoolers

May 16, 2015

The Granbury ISD career and technical education department will host a Gateway to Technology summer camp on June 15-18 for students who will be in middle school during the 2015-16 school year.

The tech camp is open to all students who will be in grades 6-8 at Acton Middle School or Granbury Middle School next school year.

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Acton Middle School pupils selected for honor choir

May 16, 2015

Two eighth-graders from Acton Middle School were recently selected to join the Middle School/Junior High Honor Choir of the Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA).

Selected for the state honor choir are tenor singers Garin Brassie and Christopher Willis.

The students will learn music and will join 200 other students from across Texas for a performance at the upcoming TCDA state convention.

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JROTC competes in Jr. Olympics; two accepted into summer programs

May 16, 2015

Granbury Marine Corps JROTC cadets Cody Bogle and Hunter Dowell participated in the USA Shooting’s Junior Olympics on April 30-May 2 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Bogle posted a career-high score of 1190.4 out of a possible 1308 score, placing him 72nd out of field of over 200 competitors.

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‘Footloose’ thrills audience

May 16, 2015
‘Footloose’ thrills audience

Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center fine arts students presented the musical “Footloose” at the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center. Dakota Medlin (above) and Brynn Deger led the cast as Ren and Ariel.

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‘Footloose’ thrills audience

May 16, 2015
‘Footloose’ thrills audience

Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center fine arts students presented the musical “Footloose” at the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center. Dakota Medlin (above) and Brynn Deger led the cast as Ren and Ariel.

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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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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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