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GISD e-News - March 20, 2015

Granbury ISD GISD e-News | Friday, March 20, 2015


Mambrino   Alex Call   Children's Advocacy Center   AES

SCENES FROM AROUND GRANBURY ISD

Mambrino GT students (left) wrote code for computer games promoting science vocabulary; Oak Woods fifth grader Alex Call (center left) competed at the regional spelling bee; Brawner third graders (center right) developed businesses to raise funds for the Paluxy River Children's Advocacy Center; AES students enjoyed Family Fitness Night (right, pictured is Tarleton instructor Amy McKay leading "nutrition boxing")


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

BAD WEATHER MAKEUP DAYS: Mark your calendars. School will be in session on Friday, April 3 and Monday, June 1.

 

BOND CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS: Follow GISD bond projects at www.granburyisd.org/bond for news, important documents (timeline and financial recap), and other information related to these projects which include transforming GHS, enhancing career and technical education and fine arts programs, building a robust technology infrastructure for model classrooms, improving campus safety and security, and many other improvements.

 

Check out the GISD website for the current athletic (www.granburyisd.org/athletics) and fine arts (www.granburyisd.org/finearts) events. All athletic results are posted at www.granburyisd.org/sportsroundup.

 


NEWS ARTICLES

 

JROTC CADET SELECTED FOR NAVAL ACADEMY SUMMER SEMINAR

March 20, 2015 - Morgan Arnold, a junior cadet in the Granbury Marine Corps JROTC program, has been selected to attend the United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar to be held during three sessions in June 2015. Read Full Story »

 

THIRTEEN GRANBURY STUDENTS ADVANCE TO STATE SCIENCE FAIR

March 20, 2015 - Thirteen Granbury ISD students from Granbury High School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School, and Granbury Middle School continued to excel with science projects at the 65th Fort Worth Regional Science Fair held February 22-23, 2015, at the University of Texas at Arlington. Read Full Story »

 

AES STUDENTS ENJOY FAMILY FITNESS NIGHT

March 20, 2015 - Acton Elementary School students and parents enjoyed an evening of health, fitness, and nutrition during a family night on March 19, 2015.Read Full Story »

 

MAMBRINO STUDENTS “CRACK THAT CODE”

March 20, 2015 - Gifted and talented students at Mambrino School put their code writing skills to the test by creating interactive computer games to help classmates learn science vocabulary. The students presented their work to parents and school officials on March 19, 2015.Read Full Story »

 

OAK WOODS STUDENT COMPETES AT REGIONAL SPELLING BEE

March 20, 2015 - Alex Call, a fifth grader at Oak Woods School, competed at the Regional Spelling Bee on March 18, 2015, at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.Read Full Story »

 

NORTHCUTT MAKES DONATION FROM FREE THROW TICKER

March 20, 2015 - Project Graduation recently received a big donation of $1,014 from Brent Northcutt Farmers Insurance and Financial Services – all made from free throws at Pirate and Lady Pirate basketball games during the 2014-15 season.Read Full Story »

 

STOCK SHOW ART SHOW LAUDS GHS ARTISTS

March 20, 2015 - Fort Worth Stock Show officials were at Granbury High School on March 19, 2015, to honor student artists for winning top honors at the 2015 Star-Telegram Stock Show Art Show. Read Full Story »

 

SOCCER TEAMS HONOR SENIORS

March 19, 2015 - The Pirate and Lady Pirate soccer teams at Granbury High School recognized graduating seniors during home games versus Aledo on March 17, 2015, at Pirate Stadium.Read Full Story »

 

BRAWNER THIRD GRADERS SUPPORT CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER

March 19, 2015 - Third graders at Brawner Intermediate School recently presented a donation to the Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center.Read Full Story »

 

GHS THESPIANS TO PREVIEW ONE ACT PLAY PERFORMANCE

March 17, 2015 - Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center theater arts students will preview their One Act Play performance during an open dress rehearsal on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 7:00 P.M. in the Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center. The public is invited to attend the free performance.Read Full Story »

 

PIRATE GOLFERS VICTORIOUS AT TRINITY CLASSIC

March 17, 2015 - The Pirate golf team came home with a first-place trophy from the Trinity Classic held on March 17, 2015, at the Texas Star Golf Course in Euless. Read Full Story »

 

SONDERER, ROBERTS HONORED BY GRANBURY OPTIMISTS

March 17, 2015 - Granbury High School seniors Sam Sonderer and Hannah Roberts were honored as the Young Texan and the Young Tex-Anne for March 2015 by the Granbury Optimist Club. The two were recognized at the club breakfast on March 17, 2015. Read Full Story »

 

HOWARD RETIRING AS HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

March 16, 2015 - Granbury ISD human resources director Tom Howard has announced his retirement effective in August 2015.Read Full Story »

 

SWIMMERS RECEIVE ALL-STATE RECOGNITION

March 16, 2015 - Four Granbury High School swimmers have received All-State recognition from the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.Read Full Story »

 

BAND STUDENTS REFLECT ON COLUMBINE EXPERIENCE

March 9, 2015 - Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center band students reflected on their experiences following a spring trip concert at Columbine High School and a visit to the Columbine Memorial on March 6, 2015.Read Full Story »

 

GHS BAND TRIP TO COLORADO INCLUDES COLUMBINE CONCERT

March 9, 2015 - GHS Pirate Band members traveled to Colorado on March 4-8, 2015, for the biennial spring trip which featured a concert at Columbine High School in addition to a couple of days of skiing at the Loveland Ski Area west of Denver.Read Full Story »

 

PIRATES NAMED BASKETBALL STANDOUTS

March 9, 2015 - Five Pirate basketball players have received District 8-5A honors following the 2014-15 season.Read Full Story »

 

STOWAWAYS SPARKLE AT DFW DANCE CLASSIC

February 26, 2015 - The Stowaways dance and drill team from Granbury High School sparkled at the DFW Dance Classic at Duncanville High School on February 21, 2015.Read Full Story »

 

STUDENTS ADVANCE TO STATE BUS SAFETY SPEECH CONTEST

March 3, 2015 - Three Granbury ISD students are advancing to the state level in the 14th Annual Bus Safety Speech Contest. Read Full Story »

 

JUNIOR LEADERSHIP GRANBURY VISITS HOSPITAL

March 3, 2015 - Junior Leadership Granbury continued its monthly meetings on March 2, 2015, by learning about health care and medical services during a visit to Lake Granbury Medical Center.Read Full Story »

 

F1 TEAMS HOSTING SUPER RUN ON APRIL 11

March 3, 2015 - Granbury High School’s Formula One teams are hosting a Super Run on Saturday, April 11, 2015.Read Full Story »

 

BACCUS THIRD GRADERS LEARN ECONOMICS DURING MARKET DAY

March 3, 2015 - Third grade students at Nettie Baccus Elementary School got a lesson in economics and the free enterprise system during Market Day on March 2, 2015.Read Full Story »

 

GRANBURY STUDENTS JOIN READ ACROSS AMERICA

March 3, 2015 - Granbury elementary students celebrated reading during Read Across America on March 2, 2015.Read Full Story »

 

BASKETBALL BOYS COMPETE IN BI-DISTRICT

February 26, 2015 - The Granbury Pirates competed in the high school basketball playoffs for the second time in three years on February 25, 2015, but fell to Fort Worth Arlington Heights 61-44 in the bi-district matchup.Read Full Story »

 

TABOR, ANDREWS HONORED AS TARLETON DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

February 26, 2015 - Granbury High School art teacher Mike Tabor and former Lady Pirate basketball coach Leta Andrews were recently honored as Distinguished Alumni by Tarleton State University’s alumni association. The two educators were recognized during a gala on February 21, 2015.Read Full Story »

 

BEEN NAMED TEACHER OF THE MONTH

February 26, 2015 - Kelly Been, a math teacher at Crossland Ninth Grade Center, was named Granbury ISD Teacher of the Month for February 2015 in a program sponsored by Christina's Boutique & Bistro.Read Full Story »

 

CHOIR STUDENTS EARN MEDALS AT SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST

February 26, 2015 - Choir students from Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center earned 87 medals at the UIL Region 7 solo and ensemble contest held February 7, 2015.Read Full Story »

 

GHS RIFLE TEAMS COMPETE AT JROTC SERVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS

February 25, 2015 - The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC precision teams competed in the JROTC Service Championships on February 19-21, 2015, in Anniston, Alabama. One squad received a bid to the national-level contest featuring the best JROTC units from all service branches.Read Full Story »

 

LADY PIRATES EARN ALL-DISTRICT BASKETBALL HONORS

February 25, 2015 - The Lady Pirate basketball team had five players receive District 8-5A honors following the 2014-15 season.Read Full Story »

 

BRAWNER COMPETES AT STATE SWIM MEET

February 25, 2015 - Kaylee Brawner, a sophomore at Granbury High School, made her second straight appearance at the UIL Swimming & Diving State Meet at the University of Texas at Austin on February 20-21, 2015.Read Full Story »

 

2015-16 GRANBURY ISD SCHOOL CALENDAR AVAILABLE

February 17, 2015 - The Granbury ISD calendar for the 2015-16 school year is now available on the school district website.Read Full Story »

 

GRANBURY BANDS AND CHOIRS HOLDING PRE-UIL CONCERTS

February 17, 2015 - Granbury school bands and choirs are busy preparing for UIL concert and sightreading contests scheduled for March and April 2015. Preview performances for parents and the public are set prior to the competitions.Read Full Story »

 

ANDREWS NAMED FINALIST FOR BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

February 16, 2015 - Leta Andrews, retired coach of the Lady Pirate basketball team at Granbury High School, was named a finalist for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The announcement was made during the NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14, 2015.Read Full Story »

 

BOND PROVIDING MAJOR INVESTMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

February 13, 2015 - The 2013 bond program is providing major investments for classroom technology in Granbury ISD.Read Full Story »

 

SCHOOL TRUSTEES APPROVE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT TO HELP WITH YMCA CONSTRUCTION

January 20, 2015 - The Granbury ISD Board of Trustees met for its regular monthly meeting on January 19, 2015, and approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Granbury that will help with the construction of the forthcoming county facility for the Hood County YMCA.Read Full Story »

 

RIBBON CUTTING HELD FOR COMPLETION OF CONTROLLED ENTRIES

January 14, 2015 - Granbury ISD held a ribbon cutting for the completion of a major portion of the 2013 bond initiative during a ceremony hosted by the Granbury Chamber of Commerce on January 14, 2015, at Oak Woods School.Read Full Story »

 

STUDENT ACTIVITY BUSES TO SHOW OFF PIRATE PRIDE

January 9, 2015 - Granbury ISD teams and other student groups will be showing a lot of Pirate Pride when traveling out of town. Read Full Story »

 

GISD SPORTS ROUNDUP

 

GHC/CNGC JV Softball - North Crowley Tournament

March 19, 2015 - The JV Lady Pirates competed at the North Crowley tournament.Read Full Story »

 

GHS Baseball vs. Burleson

March 17, 2015 - Granbury def. Burleson 10-3 in district baseball road game on Tuesday night.Read Full Story »

 

GHS Softball vs. Cleburne

March 17, 2015 - Lady Pirates fall to Cleburne 17–5 in district softball home game on Tuesday night.Read Full Story »

 

GHS Boys Soccer vs. Aledo

March 17, 2015 - Pirates def. Aledo 4-2 in district soccer on Tuesday night at Pirate Stadium.Read Full Story »

 

GHS Girls Soccer vs. Aledo

March 17, 2015 - Lady Pirates fall to Aledo 1-0 in district soccer on Tuesday night at Pirate Stadium.Read Full Story »

 

GHS Boys Golf - Trinity Classic

March 17, 2015 - The Pirates won the Trinity Classic golf tournament on Tuesday at the Texas Star Golf Course in Euless. With a Purple team score of 321, the squad was led by Davis McDuff and Brady Wright at 79. Other team members were Luke Elliott (80), Harrison Knight (83), and Zach Wall (84). The Gold team shot 373 and included Blake Brown (89), Anson Wilson (91), Will Warner (94), Karsten Harrison (99), and Sam Sonderer (100).Read Full Story »

 

GHS/CNGC JV Girls Golf - Saginaw Invitational

March 16, 2015 - Two Lady Pirate JV squads competed in the Saginaw Invitational on Monday at the Meadowbrook Golf Club in Fort Worth, placing third and fifth overall. Varsity teams from Fort Worth Arlington Heights and Azle took first and second place. The top GHS team consisted of Madeline Phillips (100), Skylar Woodward (100), Reagan Wilkinson (114), Kylie Moore (107), and Jenni Prater (114) while the other squad was composed of Trisha Richards (120), Kaylie Garcia (116), Mia Munoz (115), Mattie Allen (117), and Zoe Strickland (119). Phillips and Woodward tied for fifth place individually, with Phillips winning a scorecard playoff.Read Full Story »

 

GHS/CNGC Boys Soccer vs. Aledo

March 16, 2015 - JV Purple Pirates def. Aledo 8-0 in district soccer on Monday night.Read Full Story »

 

GHS/CNGC Girls Soccer vs. Aledo and Midlothian

March 16, 2015 - JV Purple Lady Pirates def. Aledo 3-1 in district soccer on Monday night. JV Gold fell to Midlothian 6-1.Read Full Story »

 

GHS/CNGC Baseball vs. Burleson

March 16, 2015 - Monday night baseball scores vs. Burleson: JV Purple fell 6-4, JV Gold won 8-2.Read Full Story »

 

GHS JV Boys Golf - Saginaw Invitational

March 16, 2015 - JV Pirates placed third with a team score of 340 at the Saginaw golf invitational on Monday at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Fort Worth. Wade Ballinger led the squad and earned third individually at 75. Others on the team were Andrew Dunn (84), Mike Wisely (87), Hunter Trice (94), and Hayden Moore (104). A second squad scored 420 with team members Kaman Wilkinson (98), James Aleshire (104), A.J. Henderson (105), Seth Johnson (108), David Scott (109), and Hunter Land (111).Read Full Story »

 

GHS Baseball vs. Fort Smith Ark. and Keller Timber Creek

March 14, 2015 - Pirates def. Fort Smith Ark. 1-0 and tied Keller Timber Creek 4-4 in nine innings during a Saturday doubleheader at Tidwell Field. Freshman Lachlyn McPhie pitched a two-hit shutout for the win over Fort Smith.Read Full Story »

GHS/CNGC JV Baseball - Burleson Centennial Tournament March 12-14, 2015 - JV Pirate baseball teams competed at the Burleson Centennial tournament.Read Full Story »

 

GHS Baseball vs. Mustang Okla. and Keller Timber Creek

March 13, 2015 - Pirates def. Mustang Okla. 3-0 and fell to Keller Timber Creek 11-9 at home on Friday after Denison baseball tournament was cancelled early. Read Full Story »

 

GHS/CNGC Softball vs. Everman

March 13, 2015 - Lady Pirates def. Everman 10-4 in district softball on Friday. JV won 9-4.Read Full Story »

 

GHS Baseball - Denison Tournament

March 12, 2015 - The Pirate baseball varsity team competed in the Denison tournament. Read Full Story »

 

GHS Softball vs. Burleson

March 12, 2015 - Lady Pirates fall to Burleson 9-0 in softball district opener on Thursday.Read Full Story »

 

GHS Baseball vs. Birdville

March 10, 2015 - Pirates split non-district baseball games with Birdville on Tuesday, falling 11-5 and then winning 7-5.Read Full Story »

 

GHS Boys Golf - Aledo Bearcat Brawl

March 7, 2015 - The Pirate varsity purple squad placed sixth with a team score of 327 at the Aledo Bearcat Brawl golf tourney on Saturday at the Split Rail Links & Golf Club. Zach Wall led the team with 76 with others being Lucas Elliott (78), Brady Wright (85), Davis McDuff (88), and Harrison Knight (88). The gold squad scored 366 and was led by Will Warner with 86. Others on the team were Anson Williams (88), Wade Ballinger (95), Karsten Harrison (97), and Nikolai Press (102).Read Full Story »

 

GHS/CNGC Boys Soccer vs. Burleson Centennial

March 6, 2015 - Pirates def. Burleson Centennial 2-1 in district soccer on Friday night. JV Purple won 5-1.Read Full Story »

 

GHS/CNGC Girls Soccer vs. Burleson Centennial

March 6, 2015 - Lady Pirates fall to Burleson Centennial 4-0 in district soccer on Friday night. JV Purple fell 2-1. Read Full Story »

 

GHS/CNGC JV and 9th Girls Golf - Lake Arlington Golf Classic

March 3, 2015 - JV Lady Pirates won second at the Lake Arlington Golf Classic on Tuesday. Laurel Burns placed third overall with 95, and Skylar Woodward was fifth at 101. Other squad members were Kaylie Garcia, Trisha Richards, and Reagan Wilkinson. Finishing fifth was a freshman team composed of Mattie Allen, Mia Munoz, Kylie Moore, Jenni Prater, and Zoe Strickland.Read Full Story »

 

GHS Boys Soccer vs. Joshua

March 3, 2015 - Pirates def. Joshua 2-0 in district soccer on Tuesday night at Pirate Stadium.Read Full Story »

 

GHS Girls Soccer vs. Joshua

March 3, 2015 - Lady Pirates fall to Joshua 2-1 after losing a shootout 2-0 in district soccer on Tuesday night at Pirate Stadium.Read Full Story »

 

GHS/CNGC Boys Soccer vs. Cleburne and Joshua

March 2, 2015 - Pirates def. Cleburne 1-0 in district soccer on Monday night. JV Purple tied Joshua 1-1.Read Full Story »

 

GHS/CNGC Girls Soccer vs. Cleburne, Joshua, and Burleson

March 2, 2015 - Lady Pirates fall to Cleburne 4-0 in district soccer on Monday night. JV Purple tied Joshua 0-0, and JV Gold beat Burleson 1-0.Read Full Story »  

 


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