Granbury Middle School took the lead on the second Granbury ISD Day of Service on December 13, 2017.
The day was the second of three, with Acton Middle School and Granbury High School volunteering on the first date on November 17. Granbury Middle School and GHS students will participate on Wednesday, December 13. GHS students will converge on the community on the final day of Friday, March 2.
Elementary students will be completing community service projects on campus throughout the school year.
Groups bagged weekend food bags, cleaned and tended to landscape at city parks and county facilities, washed fire trucks and school buses, mentored younger students and elementary campuses, helped district technology staff, volunteered at the public library, and provided assistance to organizations such as the Christian Service Center, People Helping People, Joseph’s Locker, the Rainbow Room, and the Hood County YMCA. Choir students also performed at concert of Christmas carols at Arbor House Memory Care of Grannbury.
Service was a central objective of the GISD 2020 strategic plan adopted in May 2013, encouraging students to participate in volunteer activities to assist community organizations and agencies that support the public.
The idea was borne out of the designation of AMS as a Texas School to Watch last year, when the school led a service day just before Thanksgiving. The goal was to “shower our community with many blessings,” according to principal Jimmy Dawson. The students and staff wanted to “completely flood Granbury to lend a helping hand, give someone some encouragement, help a neighbor, or simply just lift some spirits at Thanksgiving time.”