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Middle schoolers compete at UIL academic contest

April 1, 2015

Students from Granbury Middle School and Acton Middle School participated in the Quad County UIL literary and academic meet held at Brewer High School. The results were:

Granbury Middle School

Calculator: 8th grade – Blaine Dixon, first; Meghan Childres, third; Abby Gage, fourth

Dictionary: 7th grade – Jennifer Hernandez, fifth

Impromptu Speaking: 8th grade – Lazaro Orozco, fifth; 7th grade – Brock Holmgreen, fourth

Listening Skills: 8th grade – Bridgett Moore, fifth; Natalie Pena, sixth; 7th grade – Elicia Cruz, second; Alexus Manzano, sixth

Maps, Graphs, and Charts: 7th grade – Kylie Purselly, second

Mathematics: 8th grade – Jed Wagner, fifth; 7th grade – Leah D’Souza, sixth

Modern Oratory: 8th grade – Tristan Brock, sixth

Number Sense: 8th grade – Jed Wagner, second; 7th grade – Miriam Espinosa, fourth; Leah D’Souza, sixth

Oral Reading: 8th grade – Maddie Samuelson, first

Science: 7th grade – Ally Wallace, third; Rileigh Holmes, sixth

Social Studies: 8th grade – Bryn Vandemark, first

Spelling: 8th grade – Aleksie Sisco, third

Acton Middle School

 Dictionary: 8th grade – Ethan Wallis, third; Jakob Rankin, fifth; 7th grade – Delany Dawson, second; Eli Franklin, fifth

Listening Skills: 7th grade – Alli Henry, fourth

Maps, Graphs, and Charts: 7th grade – Logan Moore, third; Peter Schwark, fifth

Mathematics: 8th grade – Caden Ahler, first; Yari Press, fifth; 7th grade – Trevaun Hughes, second

Modern Oratory: 7th grade – Aurora Berryman, fourth

Number Sense: 8th grade – Caden Ahler, second; Ryan Ziegler, fifth; 7th grade – Cash Deason, first; Michael Quinn, third; Trevaun Hughes, sixth

Ready Writing: 8th grade – Kameron Hidrago, fourth

Science: 8th grade – Maxwell Call, third; Zoe Mehall, sixth; 7th grade – Makayla Doucet, fifth

Social Studies: 8th grade – Garin Brassie, sixth; 7th grade – Luke Forrest, sixth

Spelling: 8th grade – Lyndee Chiles, first; Landree Chiles, second; J.J.

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Granbury Rifle Team competes at national competition

March 28, 2015

Members of the Granbury Marine Corps JROTC excelled at the Marine Corps Air Championships held recently at Camp Perry, Ohio.

High school cadets from Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) met on the firing line to complete a journey that has been months in the making.

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STARS Principal Edwin Young retiring

March 28, 2015
STARS Principal Edwin Young retiring

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Edwin Young, principal of STARS Accelerated High School, has announced his retirement effective at the end of this school year.

“I appreciate Edwin’s commitment to STARS and for doing everything he could to ensure all the students there had an opportunity to graduate high school. I certainly wish him all the best in retirement,” said GISD Superintendent James Largent.

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Middle schoolers take stage at One Act Play contest

March 28, 2015
Middle schoolers take stage at One Act Play contest

Theater arts students from Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School competed in One Act Play zone contests held in February and March.

AMS players won second place in the Zone 1 competition on March 20 at Joshua High School. Mason York won Best Actor honors. Kaitlyn Bailey was selected for the All-Star Cast while Makaul Barbaree and Chris Willis were named honorable mention.

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Granbury schools plan Kindergarten Roundup on May 13

March 28, 2015

Elementary schools in Granbury ISD will hold Kindergarten Roundup from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, for parents to register their children for kindergarten or pre-kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year.

Students must be at least 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 in order to enroll in kindergarten.

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Baccus third-graders learn economics during Market Day

March 18, 2015
Baccus third-graders learn economics during Market Day

Third-grade students at Nettie Baccus Elementary School got a lesson in economics and the free enterprise system during Market Day on March 2. The activity followed a six-week-long economic unit. The students created items to sell and then marketed to their peers with the hopes of making the best profit. Throughout the project, the students learned and applied the principles of advertising, supply and demand, economic choice and marketing techniques.

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Granbury band students reflect on Columbine experience

March 18, 2015
Granbury band students reflect on Columbine experience

Granbury High School Pirate Band members traveled to Colorado on March 4-8 for the biennial spring trip that featured a concert at Columbine High School in addition to a couple of days of skiing at the Loveland Ski Area west of Denver.

The Columbine concert on March 6 was arranged by director Mark Eastin, who went to college with Cathy DeLozier, a band and orchestra director at Ken Caryl Middle School in the Jefferson County Public Schools.

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Happily ever after

March 18, 2015
Happily ever after

Tolar third-graders recently delighted parents and fans with a unique spin on an old favorite. “Bubba the Cowboy Prince,” a modern day Cinderella story, starred Clayton Allen. Hunter Keith played the “wicked step daddy,” who vowed to keep Bubba from the “purdiest gal in the county Miss Lurlene,” performed by Brylee Barron.

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Call competing at spelling bee today

March 18, 2015
Call competing at spelling bee today

Oak Woods’ fifth-grader Alex Call will represent Hood County today at the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee. Held at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, the contest will feature more than 30 contestants who won at the area level. These words above are from the study guide for school and district spelling bees.

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Remember the state final!

March 11, 2015
Remember the state final!

Lipan High School students Keith Stafford (left) and Christopher Baldree (right) started their Spring Break by exploring San Antonio’s many tourist attractions. Walter Baldree (center) took the boys to the historic Alamo the day before they cheered the Lipan girls basketball team on at the Class A state final.

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