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October 10, 2016
GHS Dedication  
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 Buford-Thompson Company.
The ceremony and reception included refreshments prepared and served by GHS culinary students, while StuCo officers and members led tours of the building.
Granbury High School  
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.
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Pictured above, GHS StuCo president Avery Glenny cuts the ribbon during the dedication ceremony.