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

Don't forget:

*Instagram: Follow the school yearbook @ grangerlionsyearbook

*Students have access to eBooks!

Students in 7-12th Grade

Check your emails and complete the October 2017 Student Climate Survey by Nov. 10th.

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

Can't come in, but want to help? Are we out of stock for the book you wanted? Try our extended shopping days and broader selection online! Proceeds still benefit our school.

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Thursday, Nov. 16th: For Grades Pre-K-4th ONLY

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

Monday: Spaghetti

Tuesday: Cheese Pizza

Wednesday: Chicken Strips

Thursday: Chicken Quesadillas

Friday: Hot Dog w/ Chili & Cheese

Fun Fact

Thanksgiving was not a holiday until 200 years after the first Thanksgiving dinner in 1621 with the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians.

Funny Bone

I just checked by account balance at the ATM. It printed me out a coupon for ramen noodles.

Pictured Below: Seniors, back when they thought this year would never come.

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Library Letters

In the story Lily and the Yucky Cookies by Sean Covey, the main character thought she had it figured out and didn't bother to listen. The consequences: a not so sweet outcome. Though this is vague summary, as not to be a spoiler, it is relative to all of us at some point. When we fail to completely listen, the picture painted is like an abstract work of art left up to interpretation. An effective tool to leading a more enjoyable life is a brilliant guide by Stephen R. Covey. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People explains how to seek first to understand, then to be understood.

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)

Sports Schedules

HS Football

Nov. 10 Snook 7:30 Away

Boys Basketball

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!

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.

Happy Birthday!


Brock Miller 7

Karen Horak 10

Joy Michalek 25

Jimmie Baker 26

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