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May 12, 2021 

National School Nurse Day

Granbury ISD school nurses were in the spotlight for their work on behalf of schoolchildren for National School Nurse Day on May 12, 2021. 

The theme this year – “Championing the Whole Student” – captures both the spirit and impact of what school nurses do every day to support the mental and physical health of students and their academic readiness: 

  • From managing complex, chronic conditions and detecting early warning signs of mental health issues and then intervening to ensure appropriate care;
  • To leveling the field with regard to health disparities, promoting healthy behaviors and amplifying the voice of student and families and working tirelessly to see that their needs are addressed;
  • And now, navigating through the Covid-19 pandemic by testing, tracking and vaccinating students and school personnel.

In its 48th year, National School Nurse Day was established in 1972 to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.  The annual observance is held on the Wednesday of National Nurse Week, which is always May 6-12. 

Granbury ISD school nurses are:  Tracy Ashmore, Acton Middle School; Lauren Bruner, Granbury Middle School; Amber Campbell, Roberson Early Learning Academy; Ronda Herrin, Brawner Elementary School; Taylor Marcel, Acton Elementary School; Kim McLeod, Oak Woods School; Jesse Moore, Baccus Elementary School; Dewina Parnell, Granbury High School; Elizabeth Perchard, STEAM Academy at Mambrino.