Granger School Weekly Newsletter

November 16-20, 2020

Planning Ahead/Friendly Reminders

Nov. 17 Jr. High OAP Competition

Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving/Fall Break

Dec. 9 CALENDAR CHANGE: Full/Regular School Day

Test dates:

December 8- English 1 EOC

December 9-Algebra 1 EOC

December 10-English 2, Biology, and US History EOC

Friendly Reminders:

*Please return library books. Many have not been returned from last year. Ouch.

*Regular school board meetings are the second Wednesday of each month. For information from the meetings, please refer to the school website, under Board of Trustees, then Agendas & Minutes.

*There is a $35 replacement cost for lost or damaged laptop chargers. Barcodes on school issued property must not be removed.

*All students are issued a laptop which will reflect on their library status. Students Pre-K-4th attending school on campus will keep their issued laptop in their homeroom.


We are thankful for our School Board Members!

Thank you Board Members for all you do for Granger ISD. Words can not express our gratitude properly. You are appreciated!

Sandra Carpenter, Peter Reese, and Daryl Stefek were recently sworn in for a three-year term as board of Trustees for Granger ISD.

School Board:

Tommy Filla, President

Timmy Tidwell, Vice President

Sandra Carpenter, Secretary

Chelsey Ellison, Member

Scott Murrah, Member

Peter Reese, Member

Daryl Stefek, Member

What are you thankful for?

Jimmie Baker: Coffee, football, and the opportunity to serve my community!

Tawnya Shirocky: Friends, family, and great coworkers.

Kim Lucas: My salvation and my relationship with Jesus Christ, my new husband:), my kids, my parents, my house, the peacefulness that comes with living in the country, my job and getting to work with children.

Cynthia Harwell: My pets who give me unconditional love and are always happy to see me. :-)

Karen Horak: Having a home.

Lisa Vanek: Days off to sleep in late. My dog and chickens.

Deborah Koslan: Thankful for our faith, family & friends, health & safety, the School Board, our Superintendent & Administrators, Granger ISD & all faculty and staff.

Donna Griffis: Every moment I get with my family and every chance to make a happy memory.

Jennifer Fudge: My health and the freedom to speak freely.

Ashley Sessums: My children and students are happy and healthy, for the teachers who put so much of their time and heart into teaching and making learning great for our kids.

Brock Miller: I'm thankful we haven't had a serious issue with the corona virus.

Cristina Steffek: For my co-workers.

Teresa Irisawa: To live in the great state of Texas.

Hayli Franke: Nurse Erica and Natalie Metcalf and all the teachers and staff that help me manage my son, Lane’s Type 1 Diabetes every day. I am truly so blessed with how willing they are to help him everyday and truly take so much stress and anxiety off my plate daily.

Lisa Repa: Good health and wonderful students!

Andrea Dolan: To be alive and a lot of other things!

Kristen Chapman: holidays and summer break this year! I am also thankful for my co-workers. This is a great bunch of teachers to work with!

Debbie Hughes: Being able to come back to school, even though we are masked and sanitized all day long and I work in a bubble.. I missed the kids and my co-workers. Happy, Happy, Happy

The most common answer with students, faculty, and staff is: My family. :)

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Please fill out and return the free or reduced lunch application!

Free and Reduced Lunch Storyboard for Parents in English and Spanish.


*Remember to check school website, Dojo, Email, Facebook, Twitter, and Remind for any last minute changes due to situations beyond GISD control.

Renaissance Universal Screening

MOY 4 week testing window: January 18-February 12

EOY 4 week testing window: April 5-April 30

ASVAB Test Sept. 23rd

Secondary Bell Schedule

Jr. High Class Periods

1st 8:00-8::45

2nd 8:55-9:40

3rd 9:50-10:35

4th 10:45-11:30

Lunch 11:35-12:05

5th 12:10-12:55

6th 1:05-1:50

7th 2:00-2:45

8th 2:55-3:40

High School Class Periods

1st 8:00-8:45

2nd 8:55-9:40

3rd 9:50-10:35

4th 10:45-11:30

5th 11:40-12:25

Lunch 12:30-1:00

6th 1:05-1:50

7th 2:00-2:45

8th 2:55-3:40


· Pre K - 1st 10:30-10:55

· 2nd-4th 11:00-11:25

· 5th - 8th 11:35 - 12:05

· 9th - 12th 12:30-1:00



8:55-9:40 Steffek

1:05:1:50 Horak


8:55-9:40 Repa

1:05-1:50 Mr. Irisawa

2:40-3:10 Mrs. Irisawa


8:55-9:40 Vanek

1:05-1:50 Michalik


8:55-9:40 Marek

1:05-1:50 Sessums


8:55-9:40 Chapman

1:05-1:50 Ivicic

2:55-3:40 Ms. Kubacak

School Board:

Tommy Filla, President

Timmy Tidwell, Vice President

Sandra Carpenter, Secretary

Chelsey Ellison, Member

Scott Murrah, Member

Peter Reese, Member

Daryl Stefek, Member

Class Sponsors


Lyndsey Reed, Stephen Brosch, Jessica Ivicic, Eric Johnson, Alyssa Wade, Brent Holubec


Seth Terry, Tracy Terry, Lisa Repa, Jimmie Baker, Anissa Lopez


Jordan Hafley, Tawnya Shirocky, Quinlan Kubacak, Mari Buenrostro


Carol Sameniego, Cole Lowry, Jennifer Lane, Jolene Volek

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:

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

*Intervention Services: Alana Arndt 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*** There is a $35 replacement cost for lost or damaged laptop chargers. Barcodes on school issued property must not be removed.


Practice the Big 4 NPI's (Non-Pharmaceuticals Intervention)

1. Limit social contact and always be mindful of your distance.

2. Wash your hands all the time.

3. Wipe all touch surfaces.

4. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others.