Granger School Weekly Newsletter

January 21-25, 2019

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Jan. 28 PTO & SHAC combined meeting 6:00 pm Cafeteria

Jan. 21 No School

Jan. 30 Jr. & Seniors TSI test retakes

Jan. 31 Sophmore TSI testing

Planning Ahead

Wed. Feb. 6 Apply Texas Workshop for Sophomores

Thurs. Feb. 7 100th Day of School

Thurs. Feb 7 SENIORS: TSTC Rep here to guide through college process

Thurs. Feb. 14 Elementary Valentine's Day Party

March 1 National Read Across America

March 11-15 Spring Break

Friday, March 22 Early Release 1:00 pm

Secondary UIL Dates:

March 8 District OAP in Cameron

March 26 Journalism in Thrall

March 29 Remainder of events at Blinn

May 10 K-2nd Grade field trip to Mayburn Science Theater

May 17 All library books due

May 30 Last day of school year - Early Release 1:00

Attention Jr. & Seniors: Febuary 1st deadline for the chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C. For more information see Mrs. Thorsen, or and, or contact Carrie Wenzel by phone at 254-527-3829 email for application.

GYAA Baseball/Softball 2019 Registration:

Ages 4-14

Cost: $70 in Jan. $75 in February


Registration Dates & Times:

Old Gym 10:00 am - 1:00pm

Saturday Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb 2nd

Or online starting January 14th:


Contact: Careta Miller or Colter Gaswint


Conact: Careta Miller 254-289-5890

Some emotional ABC's...

When you are frustrated, still be kind to others and also yourself. ~ Melanie Miller, 1st Grade

How do we overcome our frustration? Advice from Mrs. Marek's 1st Grade class:

Try to do something to make you happy. -Melanie

Think about something else that doesn't frustrate you. - Raelyn

Write down why you are frustrated or write something in ABC order. - Jeniah

Take deep breathes. - Tinslee

Talk to somebody about is so they can help you. - Alex

So the saying goes: Out of the mouth of babes. Great job 1st graders!

Achoo - it's the flu!

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We have had several of our students come down with the Flu. The school district is taking every precaution we can to help prevent the spread of the Flu and we need your help. Please remember to keep your children home if they are sick, if they have a fever greater than 100 F, if they are vomiting or having several episodes of diarrhea. We encourage everyone to continue to practice good hand hygiene and covering your cough and sneezes. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school or school nurse at 512-859-2173.

Thank you,

Granger ISD School Health

FCCLA is still selling chocolate bars! :)

Sportz Tumblers for Sale!

Football players are selling tumblers this week! See Coach Brock or a football player.
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All orders are due by Friday, January 25th!

Lady Lions Softball fundraiser! Check out the images below! Some very nice designs!

Thank you for supporting the Granger Lions Sports!
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Project Celebration Benefit Dinner

Still need a ticket? Dinner is this weekend, but you still have a chance! See a Senior or a Senior parent for more details.

A shout out from the library!

Poetry book No more homework! no more tests! : kids' favorite funny school poems selected by Bruce Lanksy and illustrated by Stephen Carpenter has been donated to the library by the Herbert and Agnes Sides family in appreciation for the years of service Mrs. Margaret Vrana has given to GISD. Mr. Sides was the Superintendent, and Mrs. Sides was a second grade teacher at Granger when Mrs. Vrana started. Come check it out and enjoy a giggle or two!


Testing Schedules

RTI Progress Monitoring Calendar

Jan. 22-25 OFF

Jan. 28-Feb. 1 Reading

Feb. 4-8 Math

Feb. 11-15 OFF/Make-Up

Feb. 19-22 Reading

Feb. 25-March 1 Math

March 4-8 OFF/Make-Up

March 11-15 OFF (Spring Break)

March 18-22 Reading

March 25-29 Math

April 1-5 OFF

*April 8-12 Reading EOY

*April 15-18 Math EOY

April 23-26 OFF

April 29-May 3 Reading

May 6-10 Math

May 13-17 OFF/Make-Up

May 20-24 OFF


Eng 1 & US Hist - Dec. 3

Algebra - Dec. 4

Eng II & Bio - Dec. 5


Eng 1, 4th/7th Writing, 5th/8th Math - April 9

5th/8th Reading - April 10

Eng 2 April 11

Alg 1 - May 6

Bio - May 7

US History - May 8

3rd/4th/6th/7th Match, 5th/8th Retake - May 13

3rd/4th/6th/7th Reading, 5th/8th Science -May 14

5th/8th Science - May 15

8th Social Studies - May 16

Granger Lion Basketball

Jan. 22 @ Granger vs Milano 4:00 JV2, JV1, Varsity

Jan.25 Hearne 4:00 JV2, JV1, Varsity

Jan.29 @ Home vs Thorndale 4:00 JV2, JV1, Varsity

Feb. 1Thrall 4:00 JV2, JV1, Varsity

Feb. 5 @ Granger vs Holland 4:00 JV1, JV2, Varsity

Feb. 8 Bye

Feb. 12 @ Granger vs Mumford 5:00 JV2, JV1, Varsity

Feb. 18-19 Bi-district TBA Varsity

Feb. 21-23 Area TBA Varsity

Feb. 25-26 Regional Qtrs. TBA Varsity

Feb. 28-March 2 Regional @ New Branunfels Varsity

March 7-9 State Tourney @ San Antonio TBA Varsity

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

Friendly Reminder

***All students in grades 7-12 have the 2018-19 $35 laptop insurance due please.***