RIBBON CUTTING HELD FOR FIRST PORTION OF GHS TRANSFORMATION
September 18, 2015
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, Granbury ISD Education Foundation directors, 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.
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
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.
Pictured above, GHS student
council members lead the ribbon cutting ceremony.