Granger School Weekly Newsletter

Dec. 7-11, 2020

Planning Ahead/Quick Reminders

Dec. 9 CALENDAR CHANGE: Full/Regular School Day

Dec. 10 Senior Pictures

Dec. 11 Elementary Hat Day

Dec. 16 Elementary Wear Holiday PJ's

Dec. 17 Elementary Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 17 Early Release 1:00pm

Dec. 17 Santa Visit for Grades Pre-K-4th

Dec. 18 Purple Santa Deliveries

Dec. 18-Jan. 5 Student Holiday

Dec. 18 Student Holiday/Professional Development

Jan. 5 Student Holiday/Professional Development

Jan. 18 School Closed

Jan. 28 Picture re-takes

Test dates:

December 8- English 1 EOC

December 9-Algebra 1 EOC

December 10-English 2, Biology, and US History EOC

Friendly Reminders:

*Please return library books. Many have not been returned from last year. Ouch. ***10 Graders!!!

*Regular school board meetings are the second Wednesday of each month. For information from the meetings, please refer to the school website, under Board of Trustees, then Agendas & Minutes.

*There is a $35 replacement cost for lost or damaged laptop chargers. Barcodes on school issued property must not be removed.

*All students are issued a laptop which will reflect on their library status. Students Pre-K-4th attending school on campus will keep their issued laptop in their homeroom.

Important Reminder:

Parents, please fill out the free or reduced lunch application!

Free and Reduced Lunch Storyboard for Parents in English and Spanish.

Granger ISD 3rd Grading Period: Admin Approval Request for Remote Attendance


This year's Angel Tree sponsored by the Middle School and High School student council will be collecting non-perishable food items for Purple Santa deliveries this year to help families in Granger. Please contact the elementary secretary, Ms. Hughes, and make arrangements to pick up an Angel. All donations need to be turned in at school no later than December 15th.

Granger Football All-District Accolades

The Lions brought home a Bi-District Title and were your 2020 Area Finalist.

District 13-2A CO-Offensive MVP

#4 Johnny Ryder WR

1st Team All-District Defense

#3 Dj McClelland ILB

#22 Donnie Cantwell ILB

$74 Dwayne Gaida DL

#4 Johnny Ryder FS

2nd Team All-District Defense

#82 Tripp Wilkie OLB

#7 Nate Tucker CB

#54 Luis Reyna DL

#11 Thomas Rhoades FS

1st All-District Offense

#11 Thomas Rhoades QB

#22 Donnie Cantwell RB

#74 Dwayne Gaida OL

#54 Luis Reyna OL

2nd Team All-District Offense

#3 Dj McClleland ILB

#82 Tripp Wilkie TE

#50 Alex Rodriguez OL

#12 Evan Hutka WE

1st Team Honorable Mention

#64 Jordan Rhoades OL

#76 Daryl Stefek OL

#17 Michael Selucky OLB

#2 Issac Lizardo CB

#21 Abraham Cadena OLB

1st Team Academic All-District

#2 Issac Lizardo

#3 Dj McClelland

#4 Johnny Ryder

#7 Nate Tucker

#11 Thomas Rhoades

#12 Evan Hutka

#14 Lucas Matta

#16 Hunter Prinz

#50 Alex Rodriguez

#55 Victor Godinez

#64 Jordan Rhoades

#76 Daryl Stefek

#82 Tripp Wilkie

Student Council Kudos

Student Council members delivered meals to homebound residents of Granger this Monday. They are also organizing the Santa Visit for grades Pre-K-4th as well as the Angel Tree. We appreciate all the effort the members and Ms. Hughes puts into reaching out to our community and school!

Post Office Due Dates to Deliver by Christmas

  • December 9: APO/FPO/DPO (ZIP Code 093 only) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail
  • December 11: APO/FPO/DPO (all other ZIP Codes) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail services
  • December 15: USPS Retail Ground service
  • December 18: APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093) USPS Priority Mail Express service
  • December 18: First-Class Mail service (including greeting cards)
  • December 18: First-class packages (up to 15.99 ounces)
  • December 19: Priority Mail service
  • December 23: Priority Mail Express service
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Schedules & Such

*Remember to check school website, Dojo, Email, Facebook, Twitter, and Remind for any last minute changes due to situations beyond GISD control.

Renaissance Universal Screening

MOY 4 week testing window: January 18-February 12

EOY 4 week testing window: April 5-April 30

ASVAB Test Sept. 23rd

Secondary Bell Schedule

Jr. High Class Periods

1st 8:00-8::45

2nd 8:55-9:40

3rd 9:50-10:35

4th 10:45-11:30

Lunch 11:35-12:05

5th 12:10-12:55

6th 1:05-1:50

7th 2:00-2:45

8th 2:55-3:40

High School Class Periods

1st 8:00-8:45

2nd 8:55-9:40

3rd 9:50-10:35

4th 10:45-11:30

5th 11:40-12:25

Lunch 12:30-1:00

6th 1:05-1:50

7th 2:00-2:45

8th 2:55-3:40


· Pre K - 1st 10:30-10:55

· 2nd-4th 11:00-11:25

· 5th - 8th 11:35 - 12:05

· 9th - 12th 12:30-1:00



8:55-9:40 Steffek

1:05:1:50 Horak


8:55-9:40 Repa

1:05-1:50 Mr. Irisawa

2:40-3:10 Mrs. Irisawa


8:55-9:40 Vanek

1:05-1:50 Michalik


8:55-9:40 Marek

1:05-1:50 Sessums


8:55-9:40 Chapman

1:05-1:50 Ivicic

2:55-3:40 Ms. Kubacak

School Board:

Tommy Filla, President

Timmy Tidwell, Vice President

Sandra Carpenter, Secretary

Chelsey Ellison, Member

Scott Murrah, Member

Peter Reese, Member

Daryl Stefek, Member

Class Sponsors


Lyndsey Reed, Stephen Brosch, Jessica Ivicic, Eric Johnson, Alyssa Wade, Brent Holubec


Seth Terry, Tracy Terry, Lisa Repa, Jimmie Baker, Anissa Lopez


Jordan Hafley, Tawnya Shirocky, Quinlan Kubacak, Mari Buenrostro


Carol Sameniego, Cole Lowry, Jennifer Lane, Jolene Volek

Helpful Links:

Scholarships and 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:

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

*Intervention Services: Alana Arndt 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

***Laptop Loan Agreement:

***FRIENDLY REMINDER*** There is a $35 replacement cost for lost or damaged laptop chargers. Barcodes on school issued property must not be removed.


Practice the Big 4 NPI's (Non-Pharmaceuticals Intervention)

1. Limit social contact and always be mindful of your distance.

2. Wash your hands all the time.

3. Wipe all touch surfaces.

4. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others.