Granger Weekly Newsletter

Jan. 4-8, 2016

Quick Reminders

Renaissance Marking Periods

Jan. 4-8 Reading

Jan. 11-15 Math

Jan. 24-29 Reading


Happy Birthday!

Jackie Rollie 7

Louise Thornton 10

Marlana Sustaita 23

Lisa Repa 26

Janice Hajda 28


Don't forget these resources:

http://www.worldbookonline.com/

User name: grangerisd

Password: worldbook


Follett Shelf Online Books:

https://wbb38820.follettshelf.com

*See Mrs. Griffis if you have trouble logging in!



IT'S NOT TOO LATE! Class of 2016 Project Celebration benefit dinner Sat. Jan. 23, 2016. Ticket includes chicken friend steak dinner for two and a chance for the prize money drawing. There will also be a live and silent auction. Cost of ticket is worth the fifty dollars! See a Senior for tickets!

Bite Sized Information

Texas ranks dead last in voter turnout according to a study done by the Annette Strauss Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. This means that a small minority of citizens are making decisions about our representation. This is especially true in the primary elections.


Voting March 1, 2016 Have you done your research?


http://www.txrea.com/

More small bites...

Some common reasons given for not voting are: don't know the candidates and don't have time to become educated on them, a perception of having no time to vote, a belief that one vote doesn't matter, and no interest in local elections.


What are your reasons?


http://texaseducatorsvote.com/

Texas Rural Education Association says...

There is a difference between encouraging civic participation and advocacy. Discussing or celebration our democracy, right to vote, freedoms of expression, and association is not prohibited. Public employees do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.

How do I find out?

... about where I vote? (Granger is District 13) http://www.wilco.org/CountyDepartments/Elections/tabid/450/Default.aspx


... about Texas candidate information: http://www.politics1.com/tx.htm

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8 Weeks until Primary Election