Rountree receives master’s degree at ACU
Lacy Elizabeth Rountree, a 2008 graduate from Granbury High School, recently received her master’s degree with honors from Abilene Christian University where she also received her bachelor’s degree in history/art. She currently resides in Beverly Hills, Calif., where she works for Paramount Studios as an executive assistant to a producer. Her parents are Rudy and Aven Rountree of Granbury.… Read the rest
The Granbury High School student body and teachers showed solidarity with junior classmate Briggs Berry on Friday with some shaving their heads during lunch periods.
Berry, a Pirate golf team member, suffers from an immune deficiency condition.
He will soon undergo chemotherapy in preparation for a bone marrow transplant.
Last year, Berry helped the GHS golf team advance to state competition for the first time since 2002, and he played at the University Interscholastic League’s Class 4A state tournament in April 2013 at the Onion Creek Club in Austin.… Read the rest
The National Honor Society at Granbury High School raised thousands to benefit Hood County Christmas for Children at the Tunes for Tots competition last week.
The annual lip sync contest provides an opportunity for students and teachers to showcase talent and have fun while raising money for the community charitable organization.
Awards went to:
First Place: GHS Cheerleaders – “Pitch Perfect”
Second Place: GHS Band Section Leaders – “Thriller”
Third Place (tie): Chandler Chiappe, Joel Reid, Riley Summer, Thomas Tigner – “Anchorman”; Page’s Statistics Class – “White & Nerdy”
Performances were also held during a morning school assembly on Friday.… Read the rest
Schools in Granbury ISD will dismiss classes early on Friday, Feb. 14, which is the last day of the fourth six weeks grading period. Teachers and staff will have professional development following the student release.
Elementary and intermediate campuses will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. The middle schools, Crossland Ninth Grade Center and Granbury High School will dismiss at 1 p.m. Buses will transport students home early based on this schedule.… Read the rest
Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Stenholm shared his congressional experiences with the We the People team at Granbury High School during class on Monday.
Stenholm spoke to the students about his years in public service and the inner-workings of Congress. He addressed his education, reasons prompting him to seek elective office and campaigning.
The former legislator also hit on a few current topics, including the national debt, balanced budget, health care and hydraulic fracking.… Read the rest
Tolar students salute Dr. Seuss in Feb. 17 concert
“Seussical the Musical” will be presented by Tolar second-graders at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17 in the elementary gym.
Granbury FFA assists at Fort Worth Stock Show
Granbury FFA members were front and center at the 118th Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Jan. 30. Complete with their iconic blue corduroy jackets, the members served as tour guides at the FFA Children’s Barnyard and for student groups.… Read the rest
Two Granbury High School student organizations focused on science, engineering, and technology toured Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Jan. 29.
A highlight of the trip included a chemistry demonstration and a tour of the university campus
Jack Wiley, who plans to major in chemistry, said, “I thought the chemistry lab was very cool.
“It showed us different kinds of chemistry from acidity to oxidation to polymers.”
SMU officials weighed in.… Read the rest
Winners in the Granbury ISD District History Fair were honored at an awards ceremony Thursday.
The theme of this year’s contest is “Rights and Responsibilities.” Students from Granbury High School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School, and Granbury Middle School created websites and multimedia presentations, staged performances, prepared exhibits and wrote research papers.
Some worked individually, while others formed groups.… Read the rest