Granger Weekly Newsletter

October 21-25, 2019

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Oct. 21 Herff Jones meeting: Seniors 10 am in Student Center

Oct. 23 8th grade will be taking the PSAT 8/9

Sat. Oct. 26 Fall Fest 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Nov. 1 Friday - Elementary Halloween Parties

Planning Ahead:

1st Wed. of every month: Monthly Morning Meetups with Mr. Abbott and Dr. Resla 8-9am in the student center

Nov. 8 First 9 Weeks Elementary Awards

Nov. 11-15 Scholastic Book Fair

Nov. 14 Board Meeting 6:30 in Student Center

Nov. 15 Elementary Fire Safety Presentation 8:30-9:30 am

Thanksgiving Break Nov. 25-29

Dec. 4 UIL Elementary Writing/Speaking in Holland

Dec. 5 Senior Pictures in student center

Gifted & Talented Nominations due Dec. 20

Christmas Break Dec. 23-Jan. 7 (for students)


October Monthly Character Theme

Responsibility - I am responsible for my thoughts, words and actions. I am accountable for my choices. People can depend on me to honor my commitments and follow through on my obligations.

Friendly Reminder: All students in grades 7-12 have laptop dues of $35 for the 2019-20 school year. Please pay in the library. Checks can be made out to GISD.

Fall Festival this Saturday from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the school! Come on out for some sweet fun!

Showing Character

The character theme for October is responsibility. All the students in Mrs. Marek's first grade class have set the example by returning their books on time, on their library day, for three weeks in a row. One week was even a holiday week! Excellent job students and parents!

Schedules

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

https://www.grangerisd.net/


Elementary Awards Dates

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

1st 9 weeks, 1st semester Friday, November 8, 2019


Testing:

Oct. 16 Juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT

Oct. 23 8th grade will be taking the PSAT 8/9


Renaissance Universal Screening

Sept. 23-27 Reading BOY

Sept. 30-Oct.4: Math BOY

Jan. 13-17 Reading MOY

Jan. 20-24 Math MOY

April 6-10 Reading EOY

April 13-17 Math EOY


STAAR Testing

STAAR EOC December Retakes:

Eng I – Dec 10

Algebra – Dec 11

Eng II and Bio – Dec 12

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

BIO – May

US Hist – May

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

7th1:30-2:16

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


LUNCH TIMES

· 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


2019-20 LIBRARY FIXED SCHEDULE

Monday

8:50-9:36 Ivicic

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

Tuesday

8:50-9:36 Chapman

12:40-2:50 5th Grade Classes

2:50-3:20 Pre-K

Wednesday

8:50-9:36 Steffek

12:40-1:26 Marek

Thursday

8:50-9:36 Repa

12:40-1:26 Michalik

1:30-2:16 Lewis 3A

Friday

12:40-1:26 Vanek

1:30-2:16 Sessums

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


Monthly Character Development Themes:

October: Responsibility

November: Respect

December: Friendship

January: Perseverance

February: Honesty

March: Self-Discipline

April: Leadership


Helpful Links:

Academic Counseling Service link: https://www.grangerisd.net/79539_2

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder: https://www.arbookfind.com

Gifted & Talented Nomination Forms: https://www.grangerisd.net/85455_2?articleID=25586

Video guides to college financial aide:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_iS7gmQd9o

How to Create Your FSA ID : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ihhGk8mCY&t=2s

2019-2020 FAFSA Full Walkthrough : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1GmaBMD-oY

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c1gNefSw78

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