Student council members cut
the ribbon at a dedication ceremony celebrating the completion of the Granbury
High School transformation and renovation project during Homecoming festivities
on October 7, 2016.
Superintendent Dr. James
Largent welcomed those joining the dedication and alumni reception. In attendance were school trustees Nancy
Alana, Barbara Herrington, Mark Jackson, Chris Tackett, and Barbara Townsend. Special
guests included Mayor Nin Hulett, County Commissioner Steve Berry, Sheriff
Roger Deeds, Diane Williams representing Congressman Mike Conaway, and future
State Representative Mike Lang.
Also in attendance were campus
and district administrators, members of the Bond Steering Committee, chamber
officials and ambassadors, and representatives from Huckabee and the
The ceremony and reception included
refreshments prepared and served by GHS culinary students, while StuCo officers
and members led tours of the building.
Most recent work included the
addition of a career and technical education center in the back of the campus
as well as renovation of large portions of the building for academic classrooms
and teacher commons areas.
Portions of the high school
project that were complete 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.
Later work included 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.
Voters approved the projects
totaling $84.9 million in a November 2013 bond election. The high school transformation totaled $62.2
of that amount. Other bond projects
included: safety and security upgrades
with controlled entries at all campuses; new attached gymnasiums at Acton
Elementary School and Emma Roberson Elementary School; major investments in
technology infrastructure and network along with equipment for model classrooms
throughout the district; replacement of classroom furniture, school buses, and
band instruments; and repurposing the old Crossland Ninth Grade Center to be
the district administration building.