Granger School Weekly Newsletter

March 2-6, 2020

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

March 2 Read Across America

March 6 Elementary Fun-Run Fundraiser

March 6 Early Release 1:00

March 8 Time Change

Spring Break March 9-13, 2020

Planning Ahead:

March 17 4th Grade Capitol/Bullock Museum Field Trip

March 17 Spring Pictures

March 18 Granger ISD K-6 Science Fair Exhibition

March 18 School Board Meeting 6:30 pm

March 19 First day of Spring

March 28 Mother/Son Father/Daughter Dance

April 15 School Board Meeting 6:30

April 17 End of School Dance for grades 6-8th

Upcoming UIL dates:

March 6th District One-Act Play Contest @ Cameron High School

March 24th District UIL Academic Writing Contest @ Thrall High School

March 25th BiDistrict One-Act Play Contest @ Normangee High School

March 27th District UIL Academic Meet @ Blinn College in Brenham

Weather Watch:

*Please check the school website ( ) or social media platforms (Facebook/Twitter) for any updates and possible school closures during inclement weather.

*Check your phones, emails, and phone call messages for closures and updates.

*Check local news.

*The website will have all of the protocols and procedures posted for inclement weather for your reference.

***Please make sure your child's contact information is up-to-date!***

*Remember to check school website and Dojo in case of any last minute changes due to situations beyond GISD control.

Surplus Sale!

Check out the school website under surplus inventory for details on the Lenovo N21 Chromebooks for sale, or click below for direct link. *Out of stock: N22 and R rated computers. Grade A are a great deal! So are the Grade B, just showing a little more love and character.


If in doubt, you may check your status, and pay, in the school library. Checks in the amount of $35 can be made out to Granger ISD. Memo line: 2019-20 LTI

Pre-K enjoying a break in the weather while practicing writing their alphabet.

Pictures below.

Shout Out!

Thank you Phyllis Graves, the GARW Literacy Chair for thinking of us again this year! The Georgetown Area Republican Women have donated copies of the U.S. Constitution and three library books, which will be ready to check out next week!

I Survived the Battle of D-Day by Lauren Tarshis

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Marlon Bundo's A Day in the Live of The Vice President by Charlotte Pence, Illustrated by Karen Pence.

TWCCHS Scholarship for Seniors of Czech Descent

Working on goals, earning the rewards!

Father/Daughter-Mother/Son Dance

Invitations to the Father/Daughter-Mother/Son dance went home with elementary students last Thursday. As per those that have attended before, everyone has a great time. There will be light snacks and lots of fun and door prizes. Contact Debbie Hughes if you have any questions. Extra forms can be found in elementary foyer.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020

Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: School Cafeteria

Cost: Advance Tickers: $8.00 a couple, $10 at the door, $2 each additional child

*The child must be accompanied by an adult.

*Professional photographer will be available.

Debbie Hughes @ or 512-859-2173


*Remember to check school website and Dojo in case of any last minute changes due to situations beyond GISD control.

Elementary Awards Dates

Time: PreK-2nd: 8:10AM - 9:10AM 3rd-4th: 9:20AM - 10:20AM

3rd 9 weeks, March 27, 2020

4th 9 weeks, May 27, 2020

Renaissance Universal Screening

April 6-10 Reading EOY

April 13-17 Math EOY

STAAR Testing

STAAR Spring Dates:

ENG I – April 7

4th/7th Writing – April 7

5th/8th Math – April 7

5th/8th Reading – April 8

ENG 2 – April 8

ALG 1 – May 5

BIO – May 7

US Hist – May 6

8th Science – May 7

8th Social Studies – May 8

3rd/4th/6th/7th Math, 5th/8th Retake – May 12

3rd/4th/6th/7th Reading, 5th/8th Retake – May 13

5th Science – May 14

Secondary Bell Schedule

Jr. High Class Periods

1st 8:00-8:46

2nd 8:50-9:36

3rd 9:40-10:26

4th 10:30-11:16

Lunch 11:16-11:46

5th 11:50-12:36

6th 12:40-1:26


Advisory 2:20-2:50

8th 2:54-3:40

High School Class Periods

1st 8:00-8:46

2nd 8:50-9:36

3rd 9:40-10:26

4th 10:30-11:16

5th 11:20-12:06

Lunch 12:06-12:36

6th 12:40-1:26

7th 1:30-2:16

Advisory 2:20-2:50

8th 2:54-3:40


· Pre K 10:25 – 10:55

· Kinder – 1st 10:30 – 11:00

· 2nd-3rd 10:35 – 11:05

· 4th 10:40 - 11:10

· 5th 11:10 - 11:40

· 6th - 8th 11:16 – 11:46

· 9th - 12th 12:06 - 12:36



8:50-9:36 Ivicic

12:40-1:26 Mr. Irisawa 3B


8:50-9:36 Chapman

2:00-2:30 Pre-K


8:50-9:36 Steffek

12:40-1:26 Marek


8:50-9:36 Repa

10:30-11:16 Q. Kubacak

12:40-1:26 Michalik

1:30-2:16 Lewis 3A


12:40-1:26 Vanek

1:30-2:16 Sessums

Ninth grade every other Friday during 2nd, 4th, 7th Periods

Morning Pickup: Between 6:50 am and 7:20 am.
Afternoon Routes: Depart campus at 3:50 pm.
NW Quadrant – Bus 23, Mr. Terry
NE Quadrant – Bus 18, Ms. Baker
SW Quadrant – Bus 22, Mr. Holubec
SE Quadrant – Bus 16, Mr. Davidson AM/Mr. Valdez PM

Monthly Character Development Themes:

October: Responsibility

November: Respect

December: Friendship

January: Perseverance

February: Honesty

March: Self-Discipline

April: Leadership

School Board:

Sandra Carpenter, Secretary

Chelsey Ellison, Member

Tommy Filla, President

Mark Harwell, Member

Scott Murrah, Member

Daryl Stefek, Member

Timmy Tidwell, Vice President

Helpful Links:

Scholarships and Academic Counseling Service link:

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder:

Video guides to college financial aide:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process :

How to Create Your FSA ID :

2019-2020 FAFSA Full Walkthrough :

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next :

Parent resource on E-Cigarettes and JUUL prevention:

Parent Portal to grades & attendance:

Resources and outreach available to students, teachers, and the community:

*Intervention Services: Alana Arndt or Aspen Weber are on campus daily during the school year for individual/family therapy and support (512-713-9886)

*Mobile Outreach Team: available for mental health crisis and can offer mental health resources in Williamson County area. (512-864-8277)

*The Christi Center: Offers free, ongoing support groups for adults grieving the loss of a child, spouse, parent, sibling or other loved one. (512-467-2600)

* Bluebonnet Trials 1-800-841-1255

*Crisis Hotline Text 741741

*Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255

***Laptop Loan Agreement:

***FRIENDLY REMINDER*** Students in grades 7-12 are past due on the 2019-2020 school year laptop insurance. Please make sure your students' obligation has been met. Thank you.