Granger School Weekly Newsletter

January 13-17, 2020

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Jan. 13 4H Meeting 6:00 cafeteria

Jan. 15 School Board Meeting 6:30

Jan. 16 Elementary Awards *NOTE DATE CHANGE*

Jan. 20 No School

Planning Ahead:

Feb. 29 Junior/Senior Prom 7-11pm

Weather Watch:

*Please check the school website ( ) or social media platforms (Facebook/Twitter) for any updates and possible school closures during inclement weather.

*Check your phones, emails, and phone call messages for closures and updates.

*Check local news.

*The website will have all of the protocols and procedures posted for inclement weather for your reference.

***Please make sure your child's contact information is up-to-date!***

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

Wishes Do Come True

Cinderella's Closet will open to accommodate Granger, Thorndale, and Thrall young ladies with free prom dress selections on Sat. Feb. 1 from 10-3 and Tues. Feb 4 from 4:30-7:00 pm.


Old Taylor High

410 W 7th Street Room 214

Taylor, Texas

GRANGER PROM IS: Sat. Feb. 29th

Start Brain Storming Now Elementary Students

Here is an opportunity for our curious, creative thinkers to put on their thinking caps and prove Science can be fun! On March 18th the Granger elementary will have a Science Show displaying projects in the Elementary Foyer. Gallery Walk times will be scheduled to allow the project developers to share and explain results of project to viewers.

Planning Ahead: If there are a high number of participants, the exhibition might be set up in the Student Center. Be on the look out for updates!

Reminder: This year's Fair will not be judged/competitive. It will only be an exhibition; however, state/regional guidelines will be used for topic and project requirements to prepare for a possible competitive fair in a future school year. Students will see their teachers for a copy of the guidelines.

Need ideas? Resource can be found in the library!

2020 Tennis Schedule

Tennis Matches will soon begin! Go Lions!

Feb 27 JV Taylor 8am

Feb 28 Var Taylor 8am

March 5 JV Cameron 8am

March 6 Var Cameron 8am

March 19 JV Franklin 8am

March 26 JV Taylor 8am

March 27 V Taylor 8am

Apr 2 V District 8am

Apr 3 JV District 1pm

2020 ACET and NAFEPA Scholarships for students and adults

Financial aide opportunities for seniors attending first year college and paraprofessionals. This information is also posted on the ACET website which can be accessed by clicking this link:

Application Deadlines:

* January 10, 2020 = NAFEPA - TIME EXPIRED
* February 14, 2020 = ACET (student and adult)

* Must be postmarked no later than the established deadline.

Mail completed applications to:

Natalie Weber

ACET Region #13 Director
1150 County Road 336

Granger, TX 76530

* No fax applications will be accepted.

Should you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact me by phone at (512) 365-4319 or by email at

Natalie B. Weber

Administrative Specialist

District Support


*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

3rd 9 weeks, March 27, 2020

4th 9 weeks, May 27, 2020

Renaissance Universal Screening

Jan. 13-17 Reading MOY

Jan. 20-24 Math MOY

April 6-10 Reading EOY

April 13-17 Math EOY

STAAR Testing

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

Morning Pickup: Between 6:50 am and 7:20 am.
Afternoon Routes: Depart campus at 3:50 pm.
NW Quadrant – Bus 23, Mr. Terry
NE Quadrant – Bus 18, Ms. Baker
SW Quadrant – Bus 22, Mr. Holubec
SE Quadrant – Bus 16, Mr. Davidson AM/Mr. Valdez PM

Monthly Character Development Themes:

October: Responsibility

November: Respect

December: Friendship

January: Perseverance

February: Honesty

March: Self-Discipline

April: Leadership

School Board:

Sandra Carpenter, Secretary

Chelsey Ellison, Member

Tommy Filla, President

Mark Harwell, Member

Scott Murrah, Member

Daryl Stefek, Member

Timmy Tidwell, Vice President

Helpful Links:

Academic Counseling Service link:

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder:

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 :

Parent resource on E-Cigarettes and JUUL prevention:

Parent Portal to grades & attendance:

Resources and outreach available to students, teachers, and the community:

*Intervention Services: Alana Arndt or Aspen Weber are on campus daily during the school year for individual/family therapy and support (512-713-9886)

*Mobile Outreach Team: available for mental health crisis and can offer mental health resources in Williamson County area. (512-864-8277)

*The Christi Center: Offers free, ongoing support groups for adults grieving the loss of a child, spouse, parent, sibling or other loved one. (512-467-2600)

* Bluebonnet Trials 1-800-841-1255

*Crisis Hotline Text 741741

*Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255