Granger School Weekly Newsletter

Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2019

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Oct. 28 PTO meeting in cafeteria 6:00 pm

Oct. 29 Volleyball tie-breaker game in Milano 6 pm

Nov. 1 Friday - Elementary Halloween Parties

Nov. 1 Book Fair Color Contest entries due

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. 12 Picture Re-Takes

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

Nov. 15 Thanksgiving Lunch

Planning Ahead:

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.

Day One of Red Ribbon Week: Dress like your future career

Pictured below: This third and first grader have their sites set on being a scientist when they grow up!

The reason for Red Ribbon Week: raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America.

Keep your dream, let your light shine bright, take a stand for families, communities, and yourself. Say no to drugs and yes to your future.

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Please Participate 7-12th Grade

Granger ISD has been selected to participate with the administration of The Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use conducted by the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

*This survey is completely anonymous and it is completely voluntary for the students.

**Information sheet below. If you do not want your child to participate, please return the signed form to Mrs. Thorsen by November 29, 2019.

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Don't forget to cheer for:

Our Cross Country Runners in Corpus

Zach Cabello

Nathan Tucker

Elizabeth Martinez

Destiny sessions

Our Volleyball Team, playing tiebreaker for 2nd place in Milano Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Kylie Cruse

Jenna Carpenter

Erin Kirkwood

Carsyn Locklin-Bilbrey

Macey Lopez

Audrey Messex

Caitlyn Murrah

Amayah Simien

Gracie Springfield

McKenna Stefek

Alexi Wade

It's a great day to be a Lion!


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

Elementary Awards Dates

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

1st 9 weeks, Friday, November 8, 2019

2nd 9 weeks, January 17, 2020

3rd 9 weeks, March 27, 2020

4th 9 weeks, May 27, 2020


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


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


· 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



8:50-9:36 Ivicic

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


8:50-9:36 Chapman

12:40-2:50 5th Grade Classes

2:50-3:20 Pre-K


8:50-9:36 Steffek

12:40-1:26 Marek


8:50-9:36 Repa

10:30-11:16 Q. Kubacak

12:40-1:26 Michalik

1:30-2:16 Lewis 3A


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:

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder:

Gifted & Talented Nomination Forms:

Video guides to college financial aide:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process :

How to Create Your FSA ID :

2019-2020 FAFSA Full Walkthrough :

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next :