Granger School Weekly Newsletter

Feb. 18-22, 2019

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Feb. 18 No school

Feb. 19 Booster Seat Event 3-4:30 pm

Feb. 20 In The Driver's Seat Program Grades 9-12

Feb. 21 PK-4 Dentist Presentation 9-10 am , exams following w/permission slips

Feb. 23 Father/Daughter-Mother/Son Dance 6:30-9:00 pm

March 1 National Read Across America

March 2 Prom

March 11-15 Spring Break

Friday, March 22 Early Release 1:00 pm

Secondary UIL Dates:

March 8 District OAP in Cameron

March 26 Journalism in Thrall

March 29 Remainder of events at Blinn

May 10 K-2nd Grade field trip to Mayburn Science Theater

May 17 All library books due

May 30 Last day of school year - Early Release 1:00

February is Dental Health Month

On Thursday, Feb. 21st at 9:00 am, a dentist will come to give a presentation to grades Pre-k-4th in the new gym. Afterward the presentation, students who have permission slips will be seen by the dentist in the nurse's office for dental examinations.

Are you involved in your student's education?

Below are the dates for parent meetings and class selections. We will discuss graduation requirements and plans.

Parent Meetings with the Academic Counselor:

Tuesday, February 19th @6:00pm- 8th Grade

Class Selections with TxMyZone during school hours:

February 25th- Juniors (6th Period)

February 26th- Sophomores (2nd Period)

February 27th- Freshman (7th Period)

February 28th - 8th Graders (2nd Period)

Amber Thorsen

Granger ISD

Director of Federal Programs

and College and Career Guidance Counselor

Father/Daughter-Mother/Son Dance

Sat. Feb. 23, 2019 (This Saturday!)

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Location: School Cafeteria

Ages: 1 year old-8th Grade

Ticket Prices:

Advanced: $8 (couple)

At door: $10.00

$2 for each additional child

The child must be accompanied by an adult. (father, mother, grandparent, aunt, uncle)

Forms due Feb. 20, checks payable to Granger Student Council

Big picture

Party Success

Due to scheduling, the elementary wing spread the fun throughout the afternoon, making way for calmer, less crowded hallways. All bets were off once entering a party room though! You could find ice cream shakes and sundaes, card exchanges, and games. And, of course, friendships shared and celebrated.

Reading Day Plans for the Pre-K - 4th Graders!

Read Across America Friday, March 1, 2019

Kick Off Week/Dress Up: Feb. 25 - March 1, 2019

Monday: The Cat in the Hat - Wear Favorite Hat

Tuesday: Green Eggs & Ham - Wear Green

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday: Get silly and wear clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched

Thursday: Fox in Socks: Wear silly or mismatched socks

Friday: King Lear: Dress like royalty or favorite Dr. Seuss character

Earn a title!

Renaissance Royal:

Student will get a chance to become Renaissance Royalty.

Points Earned on Reading Day only:

King & Queen Status: Earn 3 points - get a crown & ring

Prince & Princess: Earn 2 points - get a ring


The young royals can bring blankets and make their own tent castles to read in.

Fun Websites:

Learn about Middle Ages Kings and court. Have it read to you and take the website test!

Video Reading of Dr. Seuss The King's Stilts AR Quiz # 9033 Warning: video 29 minutes long!

Friendly Reminder: Remember this at registration:

***All students in grades 7-12 have the 2018-19 $35 laptop insurance due please.***

The replacement cost for a damaged or lost laptop: $250


Testing Schedules

RTI Progress Monitoring Calendar

Feb. 19-22 Reading

Feb. 25-March 1 Math

March 4-8 OFF/Make-Up

March 11-15 OFF (Spring Break)

March 18-22 Reading

March 25-29 Math

April 1-5 OFF

*April 8-12 Reading EOY

*April 15-18 Math EOY

April 23-26 OFF

April 29-May 3 Reading

May 6-10 Math

May 13-17 OFF/Make-Up

May 20-24 OFF


Eng 1, 4th/7th Writing, 5th/8th Math - April 9

5th/8th Reading - April 10

Eng 2 April 11

Alg 1 - May 6

Bio - May 7

US History - May 8

3rd/4th/6th/7th Match, 5th/8th Retake - May 13

3rd/4th/6th/7th Reading, 5th/8th Science -May 14

5th/8th Science - May 15

8th Social Studies - May 16

Granger Lion Basketball

Feb. 18-19 Bi-district TBA Varsity

Feb. 21-23 Area TBA Varsity

Feb. 25-26 Regional Qtrs. TBA Varsity

Feb. 28-March 2 Regional @ New Braunfels Varsity

March 7-9 State Tourney @ San Antonio TBA Varsity


Feb. 19 Brentwood Christian Home Jv 4:30 V 7:00

Feb. 22 Brazos Christian There V 6:00

Feb. 25 Florenc (Double Header) Here V 5:00

Mar. 5 Round Top Here V 5:00


Feb. 19 CTCS Home 5:30

Feb. 21-23 Academy Tourney

Feb. 26 Bremond Away 6:00 District Game

Feb. 28-Mar 2 Taylor Tourney

March 5 Rosebud-Lott Home 6:00

Track and Field

High School:

Feb. 28 Rosebud-Lott

March 7 Thrall

March 21 Florence

March 28-30 Texas Relays

April 3 Thrall District Track Meet

April 15 Thrall

April 26-27 A&M Kingsville

May 10-11 State Track Meet @ UT

Junior High:

March 1 Rosebud-Lott

March 8 Thrall

March 22 Florence

March 27 Thrall

April 1 Holland


Taylor/Granger JV February 28

Taylor/Granger V March 1

Cameron JV March 7

Franklin V March 21

Taylor/Granger JV March 28

Taylor/Granger V March 29

District Tennis April 4-5

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

Friendly Reminder

***All students in grades 7-12 have the 2018-19 $35 laptop insurance due please.***