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  • Bond Update - January 12, 2016

    Posted by JEFF MEADOR at 1/12/2016

    Work on the career and technical education center addition progresses at Granbury High School.  The addition includes almost 100,000 square feet of new space for CTE programs like engineering, culinary arts (including a state-of-the art kitchen and bistro open to the public), health science, aviation, agricultural welding, and automotive technology.  The new area will also house a lecture hall as well as space for other programs, including an expansive space for art as well as a new activity gym for the Stowaways dance and drill team.  Work will continue on the addition through August.

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    Lecture Hall

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    Bistro

    Art

    Art

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    Commons Area

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    Welding

    CTE

    Automotive Technology

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  • Bond Update - January 5, 2016

    Posted by JEFF MEADOR at 1/5/2016

    Construction continues at Granbury High School as the 2015-16 school year begins its second semester. In addition to ongoing efforts on the exterior and areas opened back in August, work on the career and technical education center addition; renovation of the auditorium and science classrooms; construction of locker room space for baseball, softball, and tennis teams; and realignment of the lower grand hall for the Marine Corps JROTC program. Plans are also under development for the repurposing of Crossland Ninth Grade Center to be the new district administration complex.

     

    One part of the Fall construction that is close to completion is the new JROTC rifle range that will allow the school to host air rifle competitions. Pictured below are cadets in the new area on Monday afternoon.

     

    JROTC

     

    GRANBURY ISD ENROLLMENT SURPASSES 7,000 MARK

     
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    Several new students following the Christmas Break have helped Granbury ISD exceed its historic enrollment figure as the second semester begins.
     
    As of January 5, 2016, 7,005 students are enrolled in the school district’s eleven campuses.
     
    Prior to the current school year, the previous enrollment record was 6,905 set on August 29, 2008.
     
    A net 165 additional students have registered since the first day of school, which was August 24. Enrollment was 6,840 on that date.
     
    Current district and campus enrollment numbers are:
     

    Granbury High School

                1,424

    Crossland Ninth Grade Center

                   509

    Acton Middle School

                   814

    Granbury Middle School

                   734

    Acton Elementary School

    810

    Baccus Elementary School

                   540

    Brawner Intermediate School

                   404

    Mambrino School

                   603

    Oak Woods School

                   569

    Roberson Elementary School

                   565

    STARS Accelerated High School

                     33

    TOTAL

                7,005

     
    “We are excited that more and more students and parents are choosing GISD,” commented superintendent Dr. James Largent. “We have a lot of positive things happening at all our campuses, and this rise in enrollment is testament to the hard work of our teachers and staff.”
     
    Higher enrollment has led to the hiring of some new teachers at elementary campuses in order to comply with state class size requirements.
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  • Bond Update - September 18, 2015

    Posted by JEFF MEADOR at 9/18/2015

    RIBBON CUTTING HELD FOR FIRST PORTION OF GHS TRANSFORMATION

    GHS

    Granbury ISD held a ribbon cutting for a portion of the Granbury High School transformation project during a ceremony hosted by the Granbury Chamber of Commerce on September 18, 2015.

    Speaking at the ribbon cutting were superintendent Dr. James Largent, school board president Mark Jackson, Mayor Nin Hulett, and chamber president Mike Scott.  In attendance were school trustees, campus and district administrators, members of the Bond Steering Committee, chamber officials and ambassadors, representatives from Huckabee and the Buford-Thompson Company, and GHS student council members.

    Portions of the high school project that are near complete after work over the last year include the Willie and Wanda Crossland Academic Wing as well as the cafeteria and coffee bar, learning commons (library), fine arts addition and reconfiguration, special education classrooms, locker room space in the field house and gyms, and renovated offices for counselors and assistant principals.

     

    Crossland

    Long-time educator Wanda Crossland was also present for the official naming of the future ninth grade classrooms and office space that will bear her name and that of her late husband, Willie.  The couple were the namesake of the current ninth grade facility, which was an intermediate campus before being repurposed for freshmen in 2006.  Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, ninth graders will be at the high school full time.

    Fall 2015 construction plans at GHS will continue work on the career and technical education center addition; renovation of the auditorium and science classrooms; construction of locker room space for baseball, softball, and tennis teams; and realignment of the lower grand hall for the Marine Corps JROTC program.  Work will continue at the high school through Summer 2016.

    Construction is also underway on new gymnasiums at Acton Elementary School and Emma Roberson Elementary School.  In addition, work is ongoing to build a robust technology infrastructure throughout the school district to support model classrooms with multiple technological devices.

    Voters approved the projects totaling $84.9 million in a November 2013 bond election.

    Additional information and updates are regularly posted at www.granburyisd.org/bond.

     

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