Granger School Weekly Newsletter

October 2-6, 2017

Quick Reminders: Planning Ahead

Granger National Night Out is Tues. Oct. 3 at 6:00pm at Granger City Park

Granger ISD students in grades 7-12 will participate in the CU4Reality Fair on Friday, October 6th.

October 11th Juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT

Wed., Oct. 11th School Board meeting 6:30-7:30 pm. Look for the agenda notice (a list of items to be discussed at a formal meeting) three days before the meeting on school website, under Board of Trustees, Agendas and minutes, meetings, and notice.

Fall Fest sponsored by Student Council Oct. 28th. Details pending.

Book Fair the week of Nov. 13-17, 2017 in the library

Prom will be Saturday, March 3, 2018

Granger Teachers Rocking Homecoming Week 2017

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Words of the Week

Padawan: From Star Wars: a learner or Apprentice, referred to a Force-sensitive adolescent who trained in the Jedi Order to one day become a full-fledged Jedi. Padawans were known as Jedi younglings at first, and trained in classroom settings with multiple students and a teacher.

Jedi: a member of the mystical knightly order in the Star Wars films, trained to guard peace and justice in the universe.

Library Letters

Each month teachers and staff nominate a student Padawan who has exhibited Jedi skills. A committee then votes on one Jedi to be featured on the bulletin board in the elementary foyer. The students have put into practice the following Jedi training traits:





mindful of others

in control of themselves

works hard to improve themselves

The following names were submitted for the month of October:

Marlie Ausbie

Connor Vanek

Colt Hajda

Brody Michalik

All Padawans deserve a shout out and recognition, but only one can be chosen:

The one who has completed training is: Jedi Knight Colt Hajda

Congratulations Colt! Thank you for being you!

Young Padawans can be renominated and others chosen, however once advanced to Jedi, student can not go back to Padawan status. (Can't win twice.)

Please congratulate Colt and be on the look out for our next Jedi!

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Self Help Segment

When it comes to happiness, be like a child. It doesn't take much to make them happy. They know how to be present in the fleeting moments. You will also find they are genuinely happy to see other people happy. As adults, we may miss out on this opportunity if we are too deep into our own thoughts.

Rewire your brain to have a more positive outlook on life: For 21 days write down three things which make you happy. (The time it takes to make a habit.)

Raising Fundraiser Awareness

Granger Elementary Fall Fundraiser: Deep Dish Pie

Starting Monday, Sept. 25th.

Pre-Paid fundriaser

Order Forms/Money due Tues. Oct. 10th

Senior Class Kona Ice Sales are 10/3, 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.

Band is selling chocolate bars for $1.00.

Freshmen are selling the Battle of HWY 95 t-shirts for the Bartlett game on Oct. 27th.

Happy Birthday!

October Birthdays:

Stephen Brosch 1

Erica Teegardin 4

Tracy Wilkins 8

Karen Red 11

Jessica Ivicic 16

Elizabeth Carpenter 21

Mike Juranek 26

Harvey Davidson 30


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 Holland

Wednesday, December 6th Granger

All 3rd grade events will be held in Holland

Sports Schedules


Oct. 3 @Home vs Holland 5:00 F, JV, V

Oct. 6 @Mumford 4:00 F, JV, V

Oct. 10 @ Home vs Thrall (Parent Night) 5:00 F, JV, V

Oct. 14 @Milano 1:00 JV, V

Oct. 17 @ Bartlett 5:00 F, JV, V

Oct. 21@Home vs Buckholts (Senior Day) 1:00 V

JV Football

Oct. 5 BYE

Oct. 12 Somerville 7:00 Away

Oct. 19 Milano 7:00 Home

Oct. 26 Bremond 6:00 Away

Nov. 2 Burton 7:00 Away

Nov. 9 Snook 7:00 Home

HS Football

Oct. 6 BYE

Oct. 13 Somerville 7:30 Home

Oct. 20 Milano 7:30 Away

Oct. 27 Bartlett 7:30 Home

Nov. 3 Burton 7:30 Home

Nov. 10 Snook 7:30 Away

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