Granger ISD Weekly Newsletter

Dec. 4-8, 2017

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Granger Purple Santa application due Dec. 4th!

EOC Retakes Dec. 4-7th

Mon. Dec 4 FFA Meeting 7:00 pm

Wed. Dec. 6 Early Release 1:00 pm

Wed. Dec. 6 UIL home hosted for grades 3-8th

Thurs. Dec. 7 Senior Portraits

Tues. Dec. 12 Faculty/Staff Annual Christmas Lunch

Wed. Dec. 13 Elementary Christmas Program 2:00pm in New Gym

Wed. Dec. 13 School Board Meeting 6:30-7:30

Mon. Dec. 18 Project Celebration Meeting 7:00 Student Center

Tues. Dec. 19 Secondary Band Concert 6:00 in Student Center

Semester Exams Mon.-Wed. Dec. 18-20th - IT IS 20% OF STUDENT GRADE

Thurs. Dec 21 Early release - last day of semester- Students return Mon. Jan. 8, 2018


Thursday, Jan. 18 Family Night Read-In 6:00pm-7:00pm

Sat. Jan. 27 Project Celebration Dinner Fundraiser

Mon. Jan. 29th PTO meeting in cafeteria 7:00pm

Prom will be Saturday, March 3, 2018

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.

Pictured below: Setting up the Student Council Sponsored Angel Tree

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Future Author

This 2nd grader dropped by the library to share his graphic novel with the library patrons. However, he has a plan. He made a "demo" book to grab readers attention, then writes to be on the look out for the full version, which is to come at a later time.

His future looks bright.

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The Force is strong in you, young Padawans...

Though the Force has been busy battling the evil Malware Virus, these young students have not gone unnoticed. 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.

November Nominations:

Aaliyah Riewe

Kendra Benavides

Onasis Mendez

Kendra Tovar

Brody Michalik

Skyla Thorsen

December Nominations:

Lola Finch

Krista Hutka

Carson Thorsen

Melaine Miller

The winners are: Brody Michalik and Lola Finch. Thank you for being you!

Remember all Padawans, Jedi Masters are watching for the next Knights!

Jedi Knight Brody Michalik

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Jedi Knight Lola Finch

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From the desk of Coach Brosch...

The Varsity Boys Basketball team brought home 2nd place in the Moody Boys Basketball Invitational. Senior, Jacob Peoples, shared Tournament MVP, and the Lions improved too 3-1 with a win over Cameron in their final tournament game. Hats off too the boys who fought hard throughout the tournament and represented Granger very well!

Thanks for the support & Go Lions!

Coach Brosch

Team picture below.

Jacob Peoples back row, 1st from left

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Progress reports will be mailed out next Mon., Dec. 11, 2017.

Setting a Good example

Have you noticed students standing at the door in the mornings, holding it open for those coming in, while giving a cheerful welcome? The site can perk up a tired soul and set the day off on the right foot. Next time you walk through, greet the greeters from Student Council and let them know they are appreciated. Kindness doesn't need to be random act, it can be a habit.
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Lunch Menu

Monday: Lasagna

Tuesday: Chicken Quesadillas

Wednesday: Gatti's Pizza (Hosting UIL)

Thursday: Corn Dogs

Friday: Hamburgers


Renaissance Testing Dates (Reading & Math Progress Monitoring)

3rd Nine Weeks 01/08/2018 - 01/26/2018

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


Tuesday, December 5th in Holland 2nd-8th Grade

Wednesday, December 6th in Granger 3rd-8th Grade

Dec. 13th - JH OAP

Spring - HS Meets (tbd)

Spring - HS OAP (tbd)

Sports Schedules

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

Boys Basketball

Dec. 5 @Florence JV1 5:00 Varsity after JV

Dec. 7@Florence Tourney TBA

Dec. 12 @ Granger vs Bartlett JV1 after Girls Varsity after JV

Dec. 21 @Granger vs Flatonia JV 1:00 V after JV\

Dec. 27-28@Rosebud Tourney Varsity Only TBA

Jan. 4 @ Granger vs Meridian Round Rock JV1 5:00 V after

Lady Lion Basketball

Dec. 5 TSD @Granger JV 5:00, V 6:15

Dec. 7-9 @Brucefille-Eddy Varsity Only TBA

Dec. 12 @ Granger vs Evant Varsity Only 5:00

Dec. 15 @ Cedar Park Ctr vs CTCS TBA

Dec. 16-27 Off for Winter Break

Jan. 5 @Granger vs Holland JV 5:00, V after JV

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

Friendly Reminder

Students & Parents: Please be sure you (your student) do 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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