Granger School Weekly Newsletter

Feb. 26-March 2, 2018

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Mon. Feb. 26 PTO meeting at 7 PM in the cafeteria

Wed. Feb. 28 Library open from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm for voting research

Culture of Dignity lessons will begin on March 2

March 20 High School Academic UIL Writing/Journalism Meet in Thrall

March 23 Academic UIL (Mathematics, Number Sense, Calculators, Social Studies, and Science) at Blinn College in Brenham.

Prom will be Saturday, March 3, 2018

March 6 Junior High Band Bastrop HS UIL Region

March 8 OAP in Cameron

Planning Ahead

3rd grade mock staar tests:

Math-April 10

Reading-April 11

April 4-7 FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Dallas

Sat., April 7 City Wide Garage Sale

April 17 High School Band @Bastrop HS UIL Region 18/26 High School Concert and Sight-Reading Competition.

Don't forget:

*Instagram: Follow the school yearbook @ grangerlionsyearbook

*Students have access to eBooks!

A Culture of Dignity

Granger ISD has great programs to address academic excellence and extracurricular activities, however Granger believes it is time to think differently about the mental wellness of children and teenagers in in order to enhance the education of the whole child. A new program titled Owning Up by Rosalind Wiseman will be implemented to help students find their voice on the tough topics of social cruelty, bulling, and injustice. Both students and teachers will be working together, owning up to their shortcomings, treating their selves and others with dignity, and learning to use their intelligence to constructively solve conflicts.

The lessons will go beyond the lecture to reach the student, giving them something to ponder, not just spilling back to instructors what they think wants to be heard. This will be done through various interactive, written, and technology involved activities.Teachers will reach within their own "baggage" to examine the reasons behind their actions, reactions, and thoughts.

Rest assure GISD teachers and staff feel the way the author does, which she states in her dedication page: To every adult who sees the heart, wisdom, and potential in every child. Together, we will dedicate ourselves to bring about an environment where students can learn, feel safe, and acquire emotional skills to be successful in life.

Book Title: Owning Up: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice by Rosalind Wiseman

Interested in learning more? Books to further research by Rosalind Wiseman: Queen Bees & Wannabes, Masterminds & Wingmen, and Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads.

Educate the Vote

The primaries determine who gets to run for "the main" election. Metaphorically speaking, think of it like a televised singing competition. The contestants (candidates) sing and the judges (the people) decide who gets to move on to the final round and win the title. The judges must research and carefully evaluate who will represent their show. However, unlike the program, our communities would benefit from more than four "judges" having the word on what is important to the whole.

The honest truth: it takes time. And resources.

With this expressed, the Granger School Library invites you to use the computers to study the candidates and the propositions so individuals can make an informed decision on what will effect their schools and communities.

Please feel free to come by between 4:00 pm-6:00 pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 to take advantage of your right to make an educated vote.

Where to start...

Need to know your precinct? District? Look at your voters registration card. It tells you! You may also check look at the website below for this information, as well as candidates and propositions.

Where do I go?

If you want to vote early, but couldn't make it to the Granger SPJST Hall Friday, February 23, you can stop by one of the other locations.

Mobile Locations:

Monday, Feb. 26 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Jarrell Memorial Park Community Center 1651 CR 305

Tuesday, Feb. 27 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Bartlett Town Hall 140 W. Clark Street

Full-Time Locations & Times:

Taylor City Hall 400 Porter Street Taylor

Williamson County Inner Loop Annex, 301 SE Inner Loop Georgetown

Georgetown ISD Administration Building 603 Lakeway Drive Georgetown

Georgetown Parks & Recreation Administration Building 1101 N. College St. Georgetown

Cowan Creek Amenity Center 1433 Cool Spring Way, Georgetown


Tues. Feb. 20-23: 8:00am-6:00pm

Sat. Feb. 24: 7:00am-7:00pm

Sun. Feb. 25: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Mon. Feb. 25-Friday March 2: 7:00am-7:00pm

Quote of the Week

Don't find fault, find a remedy. ~ Henry Ford

Repeats Worth Repeating

Raising Fundraiser Awareness

FCCLA selling $1 variety bars, and $2 Mint Meltaway, $2 Caramel Swirl and $2 Chocolate Almond candy bars.

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

Yearbook sales form now available in library and elementary foyer.

***Want your student to have a special spot highlighted in the yearbook? Ads are for sale, but priceless memories preserved!

1/8 page for $6

1/4 for $13

1/2 for $25

Full for $50

*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!


Donna Griffis 4

Andrea Dolan 6

Michael Abbott 11

Margaret Vrana 15

Tiffany Michalik 16

Jennifer Rhoades 18

Frank Rivera 20

Tracie Niskern 21

Ernest Valdez 23

Elizabeth Lewis 28


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


HS OAP Clinic March 2nd

HS OAP District March 8th

HS OAP Bi-District March 21st

High School Academic UIL Writing/Journalism Meet - March 20th in Thrall

Academic UIL (Mathematics, Number Sense, Calculators, Social Studies, and Science) Meet - March 23rd at Blinn College in Brenham.

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. 26-27 Regional Qtrs. TBA

March 1-3 Regional vs New Braunfels

March 8-10 State Tourney vs San Antonio


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. 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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