Granger School Weekly Newsletter

October 23-27, 2017

Look Who Is Going to Regional Cross Country

Monday October 23rd will be the Regional cross country meet is in Corpus Christi. Wishing the best of luck to the following:

Mikayla Skrhak

Delia Aleman

Zach Cabello

Dru Knape

and, of course, Coach Samaniego!

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Monday, Oct. 23 Project Celebration Meeting 7:00-8:00pm

Fall Fest sponsored by Student Council Sat. Oct. 28th 1:00-4:00pm

Friday, Nov. 3rd Elementary Awards Ceremony

Monday, Nov. 6 FFA Meeting 7:00-8:00

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

Fall picture re-takes Wed., November 15

Nov. 20-24, 2017 School closed all week for Thanksgiving

Thursday, Jan. 18 Family Night Read-In 6:00pm-7:00pm

Prom will be Saturday, March 3, 2018

Don't forget:

*Instagram: Follow the school yearbook @ grangerlionsyearbook

*Students have access to eBooks!

FCCLA Fundraiser Food For Football Friday - (Say real fast five times!)

Granger FCCLA is selling tickets for the Battle of 95 Baked Potato Dinner. Tickets are $8 and the meal will be served from 5:30-8:30 in the cafeteria.

Please see Mrs. Baker or a FCCLA member for tickets!

Thank you for supporting the student leaders.

Seniors in 2013

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Word of the Week

Biome: a large naturally occurring community of flora (plants) and fauna (animals) occupying a major habitat, e.g., forest or tundra.

When your computer gets sick...

Information from the resident computer guru, Andrea Dolan: Do not to click on something if you are not certain it's safe. Don't be a sucker/victim for click bait. (content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular page. ) Example of this: Headlines that say "You won't believe what ?????? just did! (Insert celebrity name for the ??s). And make sure your virus protection is up-to-date.

More helpful tips:

***Close pop-up ads by right clicking in taskbar - don't click the "X" in corner.

***Don't open emails or attachments from someone you don't know.

***Be smart. Consider carefully before you click! If in doubt, don't.

Patience is a Virute

You want to play a game, and you want it now. Well, be careful. All those permissions you are consenting to can have an embedded virus. Think before you click.

Did you know...

The United States rates #3 for having the most virus threats? (Russian Federation is #1)

Not a Halloween Scare Tactic

It's not a trick or a treat. Thieves work faster than most companies can keep up with to guard themselves from cyber attacks, according to Symantec's analysis from 2014.

"More than 317 million new pieces of malware -- computer viruses or other malicious software -- were created last year. That means nearly one million new threats were released each day."

Many companies are one malware away from bankruptcy.

On your end: Do what you can to protect your computer and your private information.

Is Looks Like WWIII...

See live computer viruses in real time on the following websites. It's safe to click these, but remember, think before you click! Click bait is a real thing.


Student Leaders

The Leadership Ambassadors are going to be taking intermediate students on a job shadow experience. One day each month, ten students from 5th and 6th grade will follow their designated ambassador through two class periods (one intermediate student per ambassador). This will give them a chance to see what high school is like and see how they should plan to get to class on time, prepare for class, behave in class and transition into another class.

Thank you Michelle Bassett and Emily Hackett, Leadership Ambassadors Co-advisors

and Student Leaders.

The activity will begin this month, October 25, Wednesday.

Thank you Tuesday Study Club

A $50 donation to the library was made from the Tuesday Study Club in memory of Carolyn Kudla. Carolyn use to be a teacher and worked with struggling readers. The proceeds are earmarked to go towards easy read chapter books to aide students in elementary.

Lunch Menu

Monday: Corn Dog

Tuesday: Spaghetti

Wednesday: Pepperoni Pizza

Thursday: Meatballs

Friday: Nachos

Worth the repeat if you plan to celebrate Halloween...

Fall Festival sponsored by Student Council

Sat. Oct. 28 1:00-4:00pm

Old Gym Parking Lot

*There will be a booth for car seat safety for anyone who may have concerns or questions.

Halloween Festival in Georgetown

Thursday, Oct. 26 5:30-8:30

Georgetown Community Center

Free trick or treating, to get in, and costume contest. Cash money for other activities.

Dell Diamond in Round Rock:

This festival is one of the largest Halloween events throughout Central Texas!

Open to the Community $9 Admission (per person) *cash or credit card accepted (2yrs and under are Free)

Date & Time: Oct. 28 from 2:00pm-9:00pm

• Carnival Games

• Inflatables
• Rides
• Climbing Walls
• FREE Halloween candy
• Contests (w/ prizes)
• Concession (Additional Cost)
It’s an evening of costumes, fun and excitement that the whole family can enjoy!!!
FREE parking available at the Dell Diamond

Taylor Halloween Event

October 31: Halloween Spooktacular from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Heritage Square Park and the downtown historical district. Costume contests, games and candy for the little ones! For more information contact Deby Lannen at 512-352-3463 or

Raising Fundraiser Awareness

*Senior Class Kona Ice Sales are 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.

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

*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.


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 in Holland 2nd-8th Grade

Wednesday, December 6th in Granger 3rd-8th Grade

Dec. 13th - JH OAP

Spring - HS Meets (tbd)

Spring - HS OAP (tbd)

Sports Schedules

JV Football

Oct. 26 Bremond 6:00 Away

Nov. 2 Burton 7:00 Away

Nov. 9 Snook 7:00 Home

HS Football

Oct. 27 Bartlett 7:30 Home

Nov. 3 Burton 7:30 Home

Nov. 10 Snook 7:30 Away

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

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