Granger School Weekly Newsletter

May 14-18, 2018

You got this STAAR Testers!

Monday: Grades 3,4,6,7 Math 5th & 8th Math Retest

Tuesday: Grades 3, 4,6,7 Reading & 5th & 8th Reading Retest

Wednesday: Grades 5 & 8 Science

Thursday: Grade 8 Social Studies

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Library Dedication Preparation

Ms. Guerra and the National Art Society worked together to help make the Dedication Day special for Mrs. Vrana by painting her name above the library door. Students also took her picture and painted a self portrait to be mounted on the wall beside the library at a later date.

If you see this Mrs. Vrana, be sure to thank her for her years of dedication to the school. She is so much fun to talk to, so if you both have a minute, it will be time well spent!


The last lesson will resume on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Lesson 11: Concluding the program and post test survey pg. 139 & pg. 143

The programs credit goes to:

Book: Owning Up: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice by Rosalind Wiseman

Resources: Interested in learning more?

Books for further research by Rosalind Wiseman:

Queen Bees & Wannabes

Masterminds & Wingmen

Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads




Field day is Friday, May 18th. Please give your $5.00 t-shirt money to Mrs. Fudge or Mrs. B in the high school office.

The Last Jedi Knight

Students were observed and nominated for exhibiting the following Jedi Knight traits: calm, responsible, patient, humble, thoughtful, mindful of others, in control of themselves, and works hard to improve themselves.
Below are the lists of students presented to the committee, and we congratulate them for their outstanding character and citizenship.

Alina Garza

Nicholas Hamende

Alicia Valverde

Mareil Hurtado

Yuilanna Sanchez

Xavier Castillo

And the Padawan to make Jedi Knight status is: Alicia Valverde

Congratulations Alicia and to all the nominees!

Jedi Knight Alicia Valverde

Pictured below is the last Jedi Knight for the 2017-18 school year. Congratulations Alicia!

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Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Wed. May 16 Athletic Booster Club meeting 6:00

Wed. May 16 Yearbook Signing Party

Thurs. May 17 Kindergarten Graduation @ 1:30 in Student Center

May 17-18 State Tennis Tournament @ Texas A&M

Friday May 18 Elementary Field Day

5/18 6th Grade Band Trip

5/18 - UIL Field Trip to Mel's Bowling - 8:30-11:15 - 5th, 7th, 8th, and 9-11th grades

5/21 5th Grade Band Trip

5/22 - UIL Field Trip to Mel's Bowling - 8:30-11:15 - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 12th grades

Senior Trip: Wednesday, May, 23rd--BSR Cable Park in Waco, Texas

Senior Field Trip: Thursday, May 24th--The Domain, Austin, Texas

5/24 Elementary Awards PREK-2nd @ 8:10-9:30 3rd-4th @ 9:40-10:40

5/25 EARLY RELEASE 1:00 pm Last Day of School!

Sat. May 26 High School Graduation 2:00 @ Taylor Event Center


*Summer school begins Monday, 6/4/18

*Basketball Camp Grades 1st-9th June 11-13 from 9:30-11:00 $30 due upon arrival - for more detail call 512-771-1905 or email

*NCA Cheer Camp 6/11-6/14 @ Texas A&M University

*Mini Cheer Camp 7/16-7/20 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

*Lady Lion Softball Camp Grades 1-9, June 4-6, 9:00am-11:00am $35 due upon arrival - for more details see Coach Fudge.

Don't forget:

*To check school website

*Instagram: Follow the school yearbook @ grangerlionsyearbook

*Students have access to eBooks! Even in the summer!

User name: fullname Password: last four digits of student ID


The library will be closed the last two weeks of school for inventory and the end of the year round up. Students may still drop off books, pay library and technology fines, and return computers and calculators.

Raising Fundraiser Awareness

The varsity cheerleaders are selling a 18" x 24" 2-sided yard sign with metal stake for $10. See Ms. Lane or a Cheerleader. Money due at the time of the order. Contact:

*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!


Chaston Kubacak 2

Dariela Reyna 6

Kody Kuhl 7

Kurt Shelman 17

Lisa Vanek 17

Becky Kubacak 22

Sherrie Lee 22

Holly Tarter 22


Kristen Chapman 6-2

Debbie Hughes 6-5

Marisol Buenrostro 6-12

Nicki Krueger 6-13

Jeff Price 6-19

Jennifer Fudge 6-30

Randy Willis 7-2

Brenda Castaneda 7-15

Seth Terry 7-15

Carol Samaniego 7-16

Nikki Marek 7-21


Renaissance Testing Dates (Reading & Math Progress Monitoring)

End of Year 04/23/2018 - 05/11/2018

STAAR, EOC, and Finals Testing Dates:

May 14 - Grade 3, 4, 6, 7 Math, 5th & 8th Math Retest

May 15 - Grade 3, 4, 6, 7 Reading, 5th & 8th Reading Retest

May 16 - Grade 5, 8 Science

May 17 - Grade 8 Social Studies

May 22-24 Finals Week

Sports Schedules

~You are invited to the sporting events, to share in the excitement, and support the hard working Granger ISD Students and Coaches!~


Thurs.-Fri. May 17-18 State Texas A&M 8am

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

********Before you leave this school year behind:

Students & Parents: Please be sure you/your student does not have any unfulfilled obligations. It's not nagging, really. It is a gentle reminder to avoid unnecessary surprises.

Possible obligations: laptop insurance, bills carried over from last year, lunch bill, lost books or other borrowed items, FCCLA fees, club dues, athletic dues. Your understanding is appreciated.

Senior Walk

Graduates walked through the hallways among cheers and high five's from students of all grade levels. It's getting real guys!

Cool Fundraiser!

The varsity cheerleaders will be selling the 18" x 24" 2-sided yard sign with metal stake pictured below for $10.00 each. See Ms. Lane or a cheerleader. Money will be taken at the time of the order. Email:

***The school year printed on sign will be 2018-19.

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