Granger School Weekly Newsletter

Feb. 12-16, 2018

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

WEAR RED WEDNESDAY: Heart Health Awarness

Mon. Feb. 12 SHAC meeting 6:00 in library - all invited to join

Lion Baseball T-shirt Orders due Feb. 15 at noon

Softball T-Shirt Orders due Thurs. Feb. 15

Thurs. Feb. 15 School Board Meeting 6:30pm

Sat. Feb. 17 Father/Daughter Mother/Son Dance 6:30-9:00pm

Wed. Feb. 21 All Sports Booster Club Meeting 7:00pm Student Center


3rd grade mock staar tests:

Math-April 10

Reading-April 11

Culture of Dignity lessons will begin on March 2

Prom will be Saturday, March 3, 2018

City Wide Garage Sale Saturday, April 7

Don't forget:

*Instagram: Follow the school yearbook @ grangerlionsyearbook

*Students have access to eBooks!

***Please check school website and Dojo for date and time changes, as it may not have been given at time of publication.

Lunch Menu

Monday: Popcorn Chicken

Tuesday: Chicken a la King

Wednesday: Nachos

Thursday: Grilled Cheese & Chili

Friday: Cheese Pizza

Young Padawan Earns Jedi Knight Status

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. However, only one from each month are ready to take on Jedi Knight status. Don't give up young Padawan's - for you may be ready next time.

January Nominations:

Claire Finch

Carli Cadena

Kayla Weaver

And the Padawan to make Jedi Knight status is: Kayla Weaver!

Congratulations to Kayla and all Padawans nominated. You are awesome!

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What kind of screen time parent are you?

Link, along with a quiz, to help be healthy with you and your child's screen time usage.

*Resource nprED found via Texas Retired Teachers Association

Third-Twelveth Graders: Are your rhymes sublime?

You may have a chance to win $500.00! It is The American Library of Poetry 22nd annual contest. See Mrs. Griffis for details if you are interested!

Will it ever go away...

The flu continues to make its presence known. Wash hands often, don't touch your face, cover those coughs/sneezes, and please do not go to school or work unless you have been fever free 24 hours. There are friends and loved ones who will become unnecessarily exposed whose health can not handle it.
Be mindful of others.

Reality Check

Students, faculty, and staff all enjoyed a hands on learning environment about driving while distracted, in a safe manner of course. The participants were able to drive a simulator while classmates were texting, which showed the effects of distracted driving. They also used a virtual reality headset where the driver of a car was being distracted by texting. Hilarity ensued with a fun game of washers. Players had to wear drunk goggles while throwing the washers. No points were scored. Lastly, participants were able to play trivia and take selfie pictures holding signs about safe driving.

Thank you Student Council for sponsoring the Distracted Driving Event.

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Band Rocks!

On Saturday, February 10, 2018 Granger band competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble contest at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, Texas.

*Of these students, Bruce Diaz-Lay, Lee Ryder and Caleb Filla earned Superior (1) ratings and medaled for their solos.

*Jamie Pustejovsky, Mikayla Skrhak, Alondra Castro, William Kaminkow, and John Myers earned excellent (2) ratings.

***All competitors competed well, as this is the first time in about a decade that we have medalists for UIL Solos.***

10 Granger Students:

Jamie Pustejovsky, Flute (11)

William Jones, Clarinet (10)

Mikayla Skrhak, Tenor Saxophone (11)

Alondra Castro, Baritone Saxophone (9)

William Kaminkow, Trumpet (10)

John Myers, Trumpet (9)

Bruce Diaz-Lay, French Horn (10)

Lee Ryder, Tuba (11)

Caleb Filla, Tuba (11)

and Melissa De los Santos, Snare (11)

Thank you Mr. Davdison and Students for your dedication and hard work!

Futrure Band Plans

February 23, The Beginner band and select high school band students will travel to Riesel HS for the Riesel Invitational Solo and Ensemble Contest.

March 6, The Junior High Band will travel to Bastrop HS for the UIL Region 18/26 Middle School Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation. This is the first time in 12 years that

Granger will send a Junior High band to a UIL Competition.

April 17: The High School Band will travel to Bastrop HS for the UIL Region 18/26 High School Concert and Sight-Reading Competition.

+++Please show your support and give well wishes to Mr. Davidson and the band students for all their hard work!+++


FCCLA attended the Region V Leadership Conference on Feb 1-3 in Corpus Christi. Hunter Prinz was elected as the 2018-19 Region V Vice President of Competitive Events. Elizabeth Jones placed 3rd in Chapter Service Project Portfolio Junior and advanced to State. Granger FCCLA will be traveling to the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Dallas on April 4-7 to compete for a chance to advance to the National Leadership Conference in June.

Submitted by: Jimmie Baker

UIL One Act Play News

On Friday, Feb 9, the Granger High School OAP team performed in their first clinic. We are working hard to put together an amazing show for the District UIL OAP contest on March 8 in Cameron.

You got this OAP! Can't wait to see the show!

Fun Fact

Never smile at a monkey. If you show your teeth, they see it as a sign of aggression. We all know the nasty things monkeys can throw at you, so keep the pearly whites to yourself around these guys.

Election Day is Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Raising Fundraiser Awareness

*Senior Class Kona Ice Sales are 3/6, 4/3. All of these are the first Tuesdays. Time: 3:00-5:00

*Lion baseball T-shirts on sale until February 15 at noon

*Softball T-shirts orders due Feb. 15 $15 long sleeve, $10 Short Sleeve

*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!


Mary Avila 2

Jennifer Cundieff 4

Lyndsey Reed 8

Eric Johnson 9

Amber Thorsen 21


Third Grade Mock STAAR Tests

Math-April 10

Reading-April 11

Renaissance Testing Dates (Reading & Math Progress Monitoring)

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


High School OAP dates are as follows:

Clinic Feb 17th

Clinic March 2nd

District March 8th

Bi-District March 21st

Sports Schedules

~Your invited to the sporting events and to share the excitement and support for the hard working Granger ISD Students and Coaches!~

Boys Basketball

Feb. 19-20 Bi-District TBA

Feb. 23-24 Area TBA

Feb. 26-27 Regional Qtrs. TBA

March 1-3 Regional vs New Braunfels

March 8-10 State Tourney vs San Antonio


Thurs. Feb. 22 Taylor JV 8am

Fri. Feb. 23 Taylor V 8am

Wed. Feb. 28 Vs. Rogers/Florence in Taylor 8am

Fri. March 9 Cameron V 8am

Thurs. March 22 Taylor JV 8am

Friday March 23 Taylor V 8am

Wed. March 28 Academy V 8am

Mon. April 9 District V Thrall 8am

Tues. April 10 District JV Thrall 8am

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

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


Thurs. Feb. 22 Somerville Practice Meet (JH & HS)

Thurs. March 8 Thrall Tiger Relays

+++Thurs. March 15 Chilton Pirate Relays #1- during Spring Break!+++

Thurs. March 22 Bruceville-Eddie Relays

Thurs. March 29 Chilton Pirate Relays

Wed. April 4 District Track Meet at Holland

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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