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AMS students advancing to state history fair

February 25, 2015

Granbury students excelled at the Fort Worth and Arlington Regional History Day on Feb. 14 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Two Acton Middle School students, eighth-grader Bryce Leonard and seventh-grader Keri Kittleson, are advancing to the state competition in Austin after placing first or second in the regional competition.

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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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Frigid-weather friends

February 25, 2015
Frigid-weather friends

Lipan first-graders Addison Tarpley and Presley Purefoy showed off their artistic talents in the L5 ACE Afterschool program recently during Polar Week. Students painted penguins and made sock snowmen while enjoying the cool weather. All area schools were closed earlier this week due to icy road conditions.

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GISD elementary schools to host open house on Tuesday, March 3

February 25, 2015

Granbury elementary and intermediate schools will hold Open House from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, for parents and the public as part of Texas Public Schools Week.

“This week is exciting because our children have planned many special activities to demonstrate the learning taking place every day,” said Superintendent James Largent.

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School Briefs

February 25, 2015

Area students honored

FOR academic success at HPU

Sierra Maurette Damron and Tyler Kirk Jones was named to the Dean’s List at Howard Payne University. Students must earn a 4.0 GPA to be named to the Dean’s List.

Locals receive honors

AT Sam Houston State

Aimee Benish and Amy Cathey, both of Granbury, have been named to the Dean’s List at Sam Houston State University for fall.

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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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