Granger School Weekly Newsletter

April 16-20, 2018

Culture of Dignity: Week 6

This Week: The Mirror pg. 91

This lesson will make students aware of important issues which every student faces, regardless of gender identification, while helping them find their words and giving permission to ask for support.


*Making connections between culture standards of gender appearance and self-image, as well as unhealthy body image and gender equality expectations.

*Students' idea of gender, linked by media literacy.

*Connecting cultural gender expectations and their own.


*Toys: the invisible rule of what is accepted to do or feel. (right way to act because of gender.)

*People are not born feeling worthless

*Expand the use of the SEAL tool to involve communication in uncomfortable situations

*All are affected by messages of how we are suppose to act

*How to throw away negative self talk and not let it control you.

Challenge Yourself:

*Give a compliment to someone of each gender. Observe how they react.

*If there are toys in the house, or look up new toys, and see if they are gender-specific and if the new toy designs are less so.

Next week: Facing Race, Ethnicity, and Gender pg. 105

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



Quote of the Week

Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

Word of the Week

Self-deprecating: modest about or critical of oneself, especially humorously so.

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

No school Monday, April 16, 2018

April 17 High School Band in Bastrop for UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Competition

April 15-17 Granger Student Council State Conference

Wed. April 18 Granger All Sports Booster Club meeting 6:00 in Student Center

The JH and HS award assembly will both be held on May 10th.

May 10: JH Awards Assembly 6;00 pm in Student Center, followed by HS Awards Assembly at 7:00 pm

***May 11 All Library Books Due

***May 11 All fees due for lost/damaged books and Laptop Insurance payments

April 17 High School Band @Bastrop HS UIL Region 18/26 High School Concert and Sight-Reading Competition.

Don't forget:

*Instagram: Follow the school yearbook @ grangerlionsyearbook

*Students have access to eBooks!

HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES: SUBMIT All Sports Banquet RSVP to get free admission!

Athletes: Don't forget to get it in by Wednesday, April 25, 2018!

Parents and Guests: Tickets $12 each

You are invited to the last softball game of the season on Tuesday, April 17th at 6:00 pm on home field.

It is also Senior Recognition Night, which begins at 5:30 pm to ensure the game starts on time. See you there!

Hey Band!

The High School Band will be travelling to Bastrop to compete in the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Competition on April 17th. Be sure to wish them well, though we know they got this!

Kindergarten Graduation Pictures

Pictured below:

Mrs. Repa helping her students get ready to capture a moment in time.

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On the Fast Track

Congratulations to the following track and field athletes for advancing out of the Area Track Meet and qualifing for the Regional Track Meet at Texas A&M Kingsville on April 26th through 28th.

Long Jump-Eric Corona

Shot Put-Ryan Pickett

Discus-Ryan Pickett

3200m-Mikayla Skrhak

200m-Eric Corona

Mile Relay-Matthew Stroud, Carlos Garza, Jacob Clouse, Eric Corona, Nathan Flores and Ryan Pickett

All boy and girl participants excelled and had personal bests. They did a great job competing and made Granger proud!

Thank you to all the students and coaches who put in the hours and hard work!

High School Students, consider this...

Home prices are on the rise. One of the reasons, a shortage of skilled workers. (For examples, carpenters and masons.) Shortage means more demand, which means more money for product/service, which is passed on to the home owner. In Texas, the pay for a construction worker is rising faster than any other state.

If you are considering a career path, consider this.

Repeats Worth Repeating

Raising Fundraiser Awareness

Want your student to have a special spot highlighted in the yearbook? Ads are for sale, but priceless memories preserved!

1/8 page for $6

1/4 for $13

1/2 for $25

Full for $50

*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!


Sandi Dunn 7

Tawnya Shirocky 13

Kelly Brock 25

Dalila Rangel 26


Renaissance Testing Dates (Reading & Math Progress Monitoring)

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

STAAR, EOC, and Finals Testing Dates:

May 8-10 - High School EOC: Algebra (5/8), Biology (5/9), US History (5/10)

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 and to share the excitement and support for the hard working Granger ISD Students and Coaches!~


Wed.-Thurs. April 18-19 Regional - Corpus Christi 8am

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


Wed. April 16 Area Track Meet

April 27-28 regional Track Meet at A&M

May 11-12 State Track Meet at UT

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

********The end is nearer than you think:

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.

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