Granger School Weekly Newsletter
Nov. 6-10, 2017
The refreshing Kona Ice Fundraiser will be here Tuesday from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead
Monday, Nov. 6 FFA Meeting 7:00-8:00
Wednesday, Nov. 8 School Board Meeting 6:30-7:30 Parents/Staff welcome to attend.
Nov. 9 All sophomores trip to TSTC 8:15-12:30
Nov. 9 Pie Fundraiser delivery 1:00pm
Friday, Nov. 10 Veteran's Day Program 9:30-10:30
Book Fair the week of Nov. 13-17, 2017 in the library
Book Fair Family Event Tues. Nov. 14th 5:00-7:00pm
Fall picture re-takes Wed., November 15
Nov. 20-24, 2017 School closed all week for Thanksgiving
Tues. Jan. 29th PTO meeting in cafeteria 7:00pm
Thursday, Jan. 18 Family Night Read-In 6:00pm-7:00pm
In January there will be a free car seat check. More details to come.
Prom will be Saturday, March 3, 2018
*Instagram: Follow the school yearbook @ grangerlionsyearbook
*Students have access to eBooks! https://wbb38820.follettshelf.com/shelf/servlet/presentshelfform.do?site=38820
Students in 7-12th Grade
Small Town Proud
The book fair will be in the library the week of Nov. 13-17th. Proceeds from the fair allows the library to purchase new books and other needed items. This year our school library will reach out to another small town school library. On August 25, 2017 Woodsboro, Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey, devastating the town and damaging the school. The library would like to extend a helping hand by donating a portion of the proceeds, proving the slogan Texas Strong and adding a dash of Small Town Pride.
Texas Strong, Small Town Proud. It is who we are.
Book Fair Online Too
Friday, Nov. 17th: For Grades 5th-12th ONLY
Cost: $7.00 to be paid at the door
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: If students eat the Thanksgiving lunch when it is not their appointed day, they will pay the full plate cost instead of the student lunch cost.
Thank you for your understanding.
Lunch This Week
Tuesday: Cheese Pizza
Wednesday: Chicken Strips
Thursday: Chicken Quesadillas
Friday: Hot Dog w/ Chili & Cheese
Pictured Below: Seniors, back when they thought this year would never come.
We must listen with our hearts, eyes, and ears. To listen with the heart we must make our self care what the other is saying, and if confrontational, don't let your emotions take over your thoughts. Acknowledge your feelings; you have the right to them; then put the focus back on the speaker. Continue listening. Listen with your eyes. Your eyes will tell you what the words aren't saying. If you look them in the eye it shows your are trying and allows you to be observant to body posturing. Of course, we hear with our ears. The key to hearing is listening. If you are thinking about your response, you are still hearing them, but not listening.
Life is full of misunderstandings, different thought processes, and personal passions. If a situation is allowed to go unchecked, it sparks the fire that is fanned by others who fail to seek to understand. Call it compassion, empathy, or weakness. Again, a personal perspective, but however you term it, this will happen even to the most practiced listener. Choosing to acknowledge our part in the situation allows us to help the medicine go down. A Dramamine, if you will, for this roller coaster ride called life. Seek to understand others, even knowing they may not seek to understand you. As undefined as this writing may read, listening is often all a person needs.
*If interested, the books mentioned by Sean Covey and Stephen R. Covey are in the library!
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 in Holland 2nd-8th Grade
Wednesday, December 6th in Granger 3rd-8th Grade
Dec. 13th - JH OAP
Spring - HS Meets (tbd)
Spring - HS OAP (tbd)
Nov. 10 Snook 7:30 Away
Nov. 14 @ Bartlett JV1 Girls Varsity after Girls
Nov. 17 @Rogers JV1 5:00 Varsity after JV
Nov. 20 @Granger vs Buckholts After Girls
Nov. 21 @Granger vs Lexington 4:00 JV2 5:00 JV1 Varsity after JV
Nov. 28 @Gateway 5:00 JV2 6:15 JV! Varsity after JV
Nov. 30-Dec.2nd @ Moody Tourney TBA
Dec. 5 @Florence JV1 5:00 Varsity after JV
Dec. 7@Florence Tourney TBA
Dec. 12 @ Granger vs Bartlett JV1 after Girls Varsity after JV
Dec. 21 @Granger vs Flatonia JV 1:00 V after JV\
Dec. 27-28@Rosebud Tourney Varsity Only TBA
Jan. 4 @ Granger vs Meridian Round Rock JV1 5:00 V after
Lady Lion Basketball
Nov. 7 @Granger vs San Juan Diego Combinge 6:30
Nov. 10 OPEN
Nov. 14 @Bartlett JV 5:00 V 6:15
Nov. 17 @ Rosebud JV 5:00 V 6:15
Nov. 20 @Granger vs Buckholts Combined 5:00
Nov. 28 @Granger vs Florence JV 5:00 V 6:15
Nov. 30 @ Florence Tournament JV & V - TBA
Dec. 5 TSD @Granger JV 5:00, V 6:15
Dec. 7-9 @Brucefille-Eddy Varsity Only TBA
Dec. 12 @ Granger vs Evant Varsity Only 5:00
Dec. 15 @ Cedar Park Ctr vs CTCS TBA
Dec. 16-27 Off for Winter Break
Jan. 5 @Granger vs Holland JV 5:00, V after JV
Raising Fundraiser Awareness
*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.
*Ongoing Fundraiser: SHOPPING! www.SchoolStore.com
School name: Granger School
School ID#: 192787
+++Family Book Store on home page and Caring for Classrooms donations count towards student's earning prizes. Merchants purchases raise money for the entire school but will not count for student's Prize Thermometer. All proceeds benefit the school.
Brock Miller 7
Karen Horak 10
Joy Michalek 25
Jimmie Baker 26