GISD TO HOLD DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR COMPLETION OF GHS TRANSFORMATION
September 30, 2016
Granbury ISD will hold a
dedication ceremony for the completion of the Granbury High School
transformation and renovation project during Homecoming festivities on October
7, 2016. The ceremony will be held in conjunction
with a GHS alumni reception at 5:30 P.M. in the high school cafeteria.
The ceremony will include a ribbon cutting by the
Granbury Chamber of Commerce that will include GHS student council members. In attendance also will be school trustees,
campus and district administrators, members of the Bond Steering Committee,
chamber officials and ambassadors, and representatives from Huckabee and the
The ceremony and reception
will include refreshments prepared and served by GHS culinary students.
Most recent work at the high school 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.