Granger School Weekly Newsletter

October 9-13, 2017

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

On Tuesday October 10th:

Order Forms and Money due for elementary pie sales

Pink-Out Shirt orders are due

Band Marching Competition in Troy

Wed., Oct. 11th School Board meeting 6:30-7:30 pm. Look for the agenda notice (a list of items to be discussed at a formal meeting) on school website, under Board of Trustees, Agendas and minutes, meetings, and notice.

October 11th Juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT

End of First Nine Weeks Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 ~ EARLY RELEASE

Monday, Oct. 23 Project Celebration Meeting 7:00-8:00pm

Fall Fest sponsored by Student Council Oct. 28th. Details pending.

Monday, Nov. 6 FFA Meeting 7:00-8:00

Book Fair the week of Nov. 13-17, 2017 in the library

Fall picture re-takes Wed., November 15

Nov. 20-24, 2017 School closed all week for Thanksgiving

Thursday, Jan. 18 Family Night Read-In 6:00pm-7:00pm

Prom will be Saturday, March 3, 2018

Don't forget:

Instagram: Follow the school yearbook @ grangerlionsyearbook

Students have access to eBooks!

Pictured: Seniors 2018 in 4th Grade

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Sometimes you just have to be silly!

Mrs. Repa's class getting the wiggles out before the next story during literacy time in the library.
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Library Letters

Reading and time management are essential skills for a successful life. Pictured are fourth grade students who are accomplishing both. Once a week, during Library Specials, students have an established routine. The have a 50 minute block broken down to the first 12 minutes to pick books, thirty to read and quiz, with the remaining eight to check out books previously chosen. Give or take a couple of minutes, these guys have got this!
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Call me, maybe...

Getting some high school students to read a book is like trying to get social media to tell the truth. Add a little mystery to it, and you might get a nibble. Thus, meet the Blind Date books. All is fair in love and war.
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Reality Check

The CU4Reality Fair Friday, Oct. 6th was a huge success. Students from grades 7-12 chose a career and were given a budget to plan their spending habits according to their income. The Wheel of Life threw a curve ball, either good or bad, giving example of the unpredictability of life. Students could walk away with an improved appreciation of the cost parents go through and be better understanding of what the future entails. Great job and a big thank you to all who were involved in making this opportunity a reality.
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Self Help Segment

Practices that improve mood

  • For a minute or two, read a few paragraphs of information as rapidly as possible, perhaps about twice your usual rate (Pronin, Jacobs, & Wegner, 2008).
  • Write an email or telephone a person to express gratitude to someone who helped you in some way (Seligman, Steen, Park, & Peterson, 2005).
  • Telephone someone who is more timid, shy, and reserved than you (Bohns & Wiltermuth, 2012).
  • Assume a confident posture. For example, when walking, stand as upright as possible and swing your arms quite freely. When standing or sitting, position your hands and feet as far away from your midline as possible (Bohns & Wiltermuth, 2012).
  • Attempt to discover an opportunity to help or interact briefly with a stranger (Epley & Schroeder, 2014).
  • When exercising, do not attempt to achieve specific goals or objectives. Instead, simply enjoy the challenge and feelings of exerting yourself (Legrand & Thatcher, 2011).
  • Try to walk outside for longer than usual, especially if the day is warm and sunny (Keller et al., 2005).
  • If you feel any negative emotions, like dejection, anxiety, or frustration, try to label these emotions and describe the sensations in your body (Kircanski, Lieberman, & Craske, 2012).
  • Academic Readings: Positive, Arousing Emotions

    By Dr. Simon Moss

    Senior Lecturer, Psychology

    Charles Darwin University

Quote of the Week

"Always remember, your focus determines your reality." ~ Qui-Gon Jinn from Star Wars

Fun Fact

The first use of the word computer was not for a machine, but a person. Dryden Flight Research Center in the 1940's were testing planes and rockets while collecting data. Data was then analyzed by humans - mostly women- who came to be called computers.

Source: Eyewitness Computers by Mike Goldsmith & Tom Jackson.

This book is available on eBooks.

Raising Fundraiser Awareness

Granger Elementary Fall Fundraiser: Deep Dish Pie

Starting Monday, Sept. 25th.

Pre-Paid fundriaser

Order Forms/Money due Tues. Oct. 10th

Senior Class Kona Ice Sales are 11/7, 3/6, 4/3. All of these are the first Tuesdays. Time: 3:00-5:00

Cheerleaders are selling spirit ribbons, temporary spirit tattoos, Lion Pride buttons, Thunder sticks, pom poms.

Freshmen are selling the Battle of HWY 95 t-shirts for the Bartlett game on Oct. 27th.

Happy Birthday!

October Birthdays:

Stephen Brosch 1

Erica Teegardin 4

Tracy Wilkins 8

Karen Red 11

Jessica Ivicic 16

Elizabeth Carpenter 21

Mike Juranek 26

Harvey Davidson 30


Renaissance Testing Dates (Reading & Math Progress Monitoring)

2nd Nine Week 10/23/2017 -11/10/2017

3rd Nine Weeks 01/08/2018 - 01/26/2018

4th Nine Weeks 03/05/2018- 03/30/2018

End of Year 04/23/2018 - 05/11/2018

STAAR, EOC, and Finals Testing Dates:

April 10 & 11 4th Writing and 5th Reading and Math

May 7-11 EOC Exams

May 14 and 15 3-6 STAAR Tests

May 22-24 Finals Week


Friday, December 1st Holland

Wednesday, December 6th Granger

All 3rd grade events will be held in Holland

Sports Schedules


Oct. 10 @ Home vs Thrall (Parent Night) 5:00 F, JV, V

Oct. 14 @Milano 1:00 JV, V

Oct. 17 @ Bartlett 5:00 F, JV, V

Oct. 21@Home vs Buckholts (Senior Day) 1:00 V

JV Football

Oct. 12 Somerville 7:00 Away

Oct. 19 Milano 7:00 Home

Oct. 26 Bremond 6:00 Away

Nov. 2 Burton 7:00 Away

Nov. 9 Snook 7:00 Home

HS Football

Oct. 13 Somerville 7:30 Home

Oct. 20 Milano 7:30 Away

Oct. 27 Bartlett 7:30 Home

Nov. 3 Burton 7:30 Home

Nov. 10 Snook 7:30 Away

Cross Country

Oct. 9 Cameron - High School District

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