Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Greyhound NEWS


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6/27/16 > Board Minutes
Please see attached, the board minutes

6/27/16 > Open band Hall
Reminder to all Greyhound Band members:
Open Band Hall: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-12.
Come work on Region Music, Show Music, Any Music!!!!!!
For complete calendar visit: http://greyhoundband.weebly.com/
6/11/16 > Parents of GHS Students
Parents of Gruver High School Students,
Report cards, End of Course Reports, Farm Scholarship points, senior composite pictures, supply lists for next year, and other miscellaneous information is now ready to be picked up in the high school office. Summer hours for the office are 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 Monday through Thursday. You may come by at any time during those hours to pick up your packet of information.
Students and parents will have two weeks from Tuesday, June 7th, to check Farm Scholarship points for accuracy. If you find any errors please contact Mrs. Hudson in the high school office to get those points corrected. The deadline to make corrections will be at 3:00 pm on June 21st. No corrections will be made after that date.
6/11/16 > Football and Baseball Camp
Forms for the Baseball and the Football camps are attached.

5/31/16 > GHS Important Information
Parents of Gruver High School Students,
Report cards, Farm Scholarship points, senior composite pictures, supply lists for next year, and other miscellaneous information will be available to be picked up once STAAR End of Course reports come in. Once the STAAR reports arrive and are ready, we will send out another announcement letting you know that all of the above information is ready to be picked up in the high school office. We appreciate your patience as we await the STAAR EOC reports.
Thank you,




Nita Hudson
Gruver High School Principal
(806) 733-2477 Office
(806) 290-2238 Cell
nita.hudson@gruverisd.net
5/27/16 > JH AR Winners
We would like to congratulate the High-Point earners for our Accelerated Reading program for 2015-16. They were:

5th Grade - Juan Terrazas
6th Grade - Isabela Borunda
7th Grade - Grace Adams
8th Grade - Kari Whitehead

The overall high-point recipient was Kari Whitehead! We also selected a "Most Improved Reader", Javier Tarango, and drew a name from all of the students who earned 100% of the A/R points each Six Weeks. The name we drew was Abigail Salgado.

Congratulations to these fine readers! Each winner received a Gift Card, donated by the PTO. Thank you!!!

5/27/16 > Gruver High School EOY Honor Roll
5/27/16 > Gruver Jr. High Honor Roll for the 2nd Semester 2015-16
Gruver Jr. High Honor Roll for the 2nd Semester 2015-16

5/27/16 > Gruver Jr High 6th Week Honor Roll 15-16
Gruver Jr High 6th Week Honor Roll 15-16

5/27/16 > Gruver HS Parent Survey
Parents of Gruver High School Students,

The 2016 Title 1 Parent Survey is available on the Gruver ISD website at gruverisd.net, or you may pick up a copy of the survey in the high school office.
5/19/16 > Greyhound Football Camp
A registration form for this year’s Greyhound Football Camp is attached. The camp will be held on the mornings of July 26th & 27th. Call Coach Felderhoff at 806-736-0203 if you have any questions.

5/17/16 > NJHS Induction
The Spring 2016 NJHS Induction Ceremony will be Thursday, May 19 at 11:30 in the auditorium.
5/17/16 > Regional and State UIL News
Karsten Irwin – 4th place (8 Points) Accounting
Karsten Irwin – 1st place (15 Points) Calculator Applications
Klaire Irwin – 5th place (5 Points) Calculator Applications
Karsten Irwin – 4th place (8 Points) Computer Applications
Cole Logsdon – 6th place (6 Points) Computer Applications
Randi Jines – 2nd place (12 Points) Editorial Writing
Hannah Franklin – 5th place (6 Points) Feature Writing
Calculator Applications – 2nd place team (5 Points) Members: Karsten Irwin, Klaire Irwin & Kennedy King



Gruver High School students recently qualified for the Academic UIL State Meet that will be held on May 23-24, at the University of Texas in Austin. The following students will be competing:

Karsten Irwin will compete in Calculator Applications on Tuesday, May 24th. He is coached by Jill Watson.
Karsten Irwin is the alternate for Accounting and Computer Applications. He is coached in these two events by Kimberly Irwin.
Randy Jines will compete in Editorial Writing on Tuesday, May 24th. She is coached by Kelly Hart.
Abigail Trejo is the alternate for Physics. She is coached by Krista Davis and Nikki Hart.
5/17/16 > Lions Club Track Meet Schedule
Please see attachment for schedule.

5/17/16 > 8th Grade Promotion
Family, friends and the community are cordially invited to our annual 8th-Grade Promotion on Thursday, May 19th. The ceremony will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will be held in the Auditorium.

We hope to see you there!
5/11/16 > Pre K News
Please see attached

Attachment:

 Pre-k_News_2.pdf
5/10/16 > May 7 Election Cancelled
The May 7, 2016 election for school and city officials has been cancelled. The incumbents ran unopposed in both elections.
5/10/16 > Softball Camp
Please see attached and return to Leigh Anne Winger by May 23rd. Thanks!

Attachment:

 SB_Camp.pdf
5/09/16 > 2016 Athletic Banquet
The 2016 GHS Athletic Banquet is Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at the First Baptist Church at 6:30p.m. All high school athletes are encouraged to attend. All parents, grandparents, friends and community are invited. The meal is provided for athletes and is $10.00 per plate for everyone else.
5/05/16 > Girl's Basketball Parent Meeting
IMPORTANT:
Girl's Basketball Parent Meeting
Wednesday May 11th @6:00 in the High School gym We will be discussing summer team camps!!
5/05/16 > FFA News
Gruver FFA Places in Texas FFA State Career Development Event
Members of the Gruver FFA chapter traveled to Stephenville, April 21st, to compete in the state Land Career Development Event.

Career Development Events (CDEs) build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. Approximately 14,100 students began the statewide tournament in 28 different events which reflect classroom instruction in technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Gruver FFA placed 30th out of 49 teams in the land contest. Team members included:
Anthony Cruz
Nicolas Rivera
Erik Sigala
Meny Terrazas

The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 115,000 active FFA members. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources programs teach skills in leadership, career development and personal growth. FFA gives students the opportunity to practically apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences through local, state and national competitions.
5/05/16 > FFA News
Gruver FFA Places in Texas FFA State Career Development Event
Members of the Gruver FFA chapter traveled to College Station, April 30th, to compete in the state Livestock Career Development Event.

Career Development Events (CDEs) build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. Approximately 14,100 students began the statewide tournament in 28 different events which reflect classroom instruction in technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Gruver FFA placed 48th out of 97 teams in the livestock contest. Team members included:
Macy Haight
Hunter Hopkins
Kaitlyn Stedje
Tyler Stedje

The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 115,000 active FFA members. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources programs teach skills in leadership, career development and personal growth. FFA gives students the opportunity to practically apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences through local, state and national competitions.
5/05/16 > Heartland Music Festival
Congratulations to the Greyhound Band. They traveled to Oklahoma City on Saturday and competed in the Heartland Music Festival. They received a Superior rating and won the Sweepstakes Award as the best band at the festival. Our Tubas and Bass Clarinets were awarded medals for being the best section.

Please congratulate all of the members of the Greyhound Band!!!!!
5/02/16 > Elementary Honor Roll Celebration
Please see attachment.

5/02/16 > 4th Grade Wax Hero
We're delighted to invite you to...
The 4th Grade Hero Wax Museum
May 3, 2016
Elementary Gym
View at the following times:
• PK-K 8:30-9:00
• 1st –2nd 9:00-9:30
• 3rd 9:30-10:00
• Parents and Friends 10:00-10:45
5/02/16 > Ozarka Scholarship Application
Ozarka Scholarship Application

4/27/16 > Elementary Events
Important end of April and May dates for your calendar

4/27/16 > Local Scholarships Due
Final date to turn in the local scholarship application is April 28 @ 3:30. This application is used for all local scholarships.

4/27/16 > Pre K News
Please see attached

Attachment:

 Pre-k_News.pdf
4/27/16 > WAYNE TIPTON NAMED TO TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME
WAYNE TIPTON NAMED TO TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

4/27/16 > Track Send-off
Gruver Track and Field is headed to Odessa tomorrow to compete at Regionals! Come and cheer on our Hounds and Lady Hounds with a brief send-off in the Commons tomorrow morning (Thursday, 4/28/16) at 8:00am. Good luck at Regionals!!

GHS Cheerleaders
4/27/16 > Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention PSA
John R. Parker
United States Attorney
Northern District of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
http://www.justice.gov/ndtx
CONTACT: KATHY COLVIN
PHONE: 214-659-8600

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Launches
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Public Service Announcement
PSA Launched in Advance of Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
DALLAS — John Parker, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, announced the release today of a public service announcement (PSA) that addresses the dangers of prescription drug abuse and recommends ways parents can keep their children safe.
The announcement is made in advance of this year’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 30, 2016. Take-Back Day provides a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of unused prescription drugs, while educating the public about the dangers of misusing medications.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 46 people die each day from an overdose of prescription painkillers in the United States. The rate of prescription painkiller overdoses has more than quadrupled since 1999 and is now the leading cause of injury death, causing more deaths than motor vehicle traffic accidents annually.
Teens and young adults, who mistakenly believe prescription drugs are safer than illicit drugs, are abusing pills at an alarming rate. One in four teens has misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime, a 33 percent increase since 2008.
The increase in the use of prescription drugs has also led to an explosion of heroin abuse. The recent national heroin abuse rate is 19 times higher among those who reported prior use of prescription pain relievers than among those who did not report such use. And four out of every five people who try heroin for the first time admit to having abused prescription pain relievers first.
Prescription drug abuse prevention has long been a priority of the Administration. For more information regarding the Administration’s efforts see this White House Fact Sheet.
The PSA provides tips on how parents can dispose of prescription drugs safely, since the home medicine cabinet is the number-one source of prescription pills for teens and young adults. On Take-Back Day, collection sites will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click here to locate a collection site near you.
The PSA may be found here. Media requesting a high resolution version may contact the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Public Affairs at txnusa@usa.doj.gov or 214-659-8600.

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4/25/16 > Baseball Playoff Shirts
An order form for the 2016 Baseball Playoff shirt is attached to this email. Orders are due Thursday, April 28th at 2:00p.m.

Thanks!

4/25/16 > New Security System for Junior High
At last year's Spring Parent Meeting, the number one concern expressed was "School Safety and Security". We agree that your children's safety is the number one responsibility we have. In response to your suggestions, we are going to implement a "pilot program" to help secure the Jr. High building.

Allstate Security Industries, out of Amarillo, will be on campus May 2nd to install: a "manual-access door controller with push button release"; a security camera; and two video monitors, which will also include "desk-mount release buttons". To greatly reduce cost, Allstate Securities will utilize the existing doors and simply put on electronically-controlled magnetic strike locks on the doors. This will result in the front doors being locked at all times. The two monitors in the offices (one with Mrs. Shapley and one with me) will be used to recognize visitors and the push-button controller will allow us to unlock the door so that visitors, students, etc... can gain entrance into the building.

The Jr. High building is the first to attempt this kind of system because: 1) we want to try it on one building to see how it goes; 2) the JH is the easiest and least expensive building to do, and 3) the Jr. High offers the most protected front porch area. In the event we are experiencing inclement weather, you can wait protected under the covered porch until the doors unlock.

We know that there will be an adjustment period and some added inconvenience for everyone involved. We ask for your patience as we work to help secure our building. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Thank you and have a great day!
4/25/16 > Regional Track Meet Schedule
The schedule of events for the Regional Track Meet is attached.

4/25/16 > Softball Playoff Shirts
The 2016 Softball Playoff Shirt order form is attached! Orders are DUE---TODAY, April 25th by 2:30p.m. to KIMBERLY IRWIN--- in order to be here for Thursday’s game. Shirts are BLACK DRY-FIT!

4/25/16 > Dave Ramsey Scholarship Challenge
daveramsey.com/challenge
4/21/16 > History guest speaker
History guest speaker

4/21/16 > FCCLA Update
Six GHS students attended the State FCCLA meeting on April 7-9, in Dallas, with almost 4000 other students from across the state of Texas.
The three day conference was full of leadership opportunities for the members and advisors — competition, educational tours, service learning, workshops related to teen issues and careers, exhibits and demonstrations The state officers carried out the theme FCCLA: Connect and Commit as participants connected with members, adults and business representatives while committing to learn career readiness skills, leadership and life skills and the value of competition as they participated in FCCLA programs and projects that involve families, careers and communities.
The students visited the Perot Museum of Nature and Science The Perot Museum exposes guest to a world of ideas and concepts in science, math and technology, all within one spectacular location.
Lizbeth Trejo, Region 1 Vice President of Correspondence, completed her year of service and was recognized at the meeting. Other students attending were Abigail Trejo, Lupita Melendez, Ady Garcia, Antolina Mendoza and Lizbeth Tarango. All of these ladies made up the GHS officer team this past year and have done a excellent job of leading the GHS FCCLA chapter.
4/21/16 > National Career and Technical Scholarship Program
National Career and Technical Scholarship Program

Attachment:

 201604151529.pdf
4/21/16 > UIL Sendoff
Gruver High School has several students traveling to Odessa to compete in Regional Academic UIL! We will have a send-off in the Commons on Friday at (4/22/16) at 8:00am. Good luck at Regionals everyone!

GHS Cheerleaders
4/21/16 > Gruver Farm Scholarship Foundation Application
Gruver Farm Scholarship Foundation Application

4/21/16 > Hansford County Rodeo Association Application
Hansford County Rodeo Association Application

4/21/16 > Spring Band Concert
On behalf of the Greyhound Bands, I would like to invite everyone to our Annual Spring Band Concert. It will be held on April 28th at 6:30 pm. Come and hear an evening of some great performances by our terrific students!!

Hope to see you all there!!!
4/15/16 > 2016 Area Track Meet Schedule
The schedule for Area Track Meet is attached. It will be held on Wednesday, April 20th, in Wellington.

4/14/16 > Scholarships
4/14/16 > Tennis Send-Off
Gruver Tennis is headed to Odessa to compete in Regionals where Karsten and Klaire Irwin will compete in the singles division! We will have a send-off in the Commons on Friday at (4/15/16) at 8:00am. Good luck at Regionals!

GHS Cheerleaders
4/14/16 > Senior Gift Baskets
Senior List for 2016

4/14/16 > Gruver Baseball Shirts
These orders will be DUE: FRIDAY @ 12:00 to campus secretaries.
Thanks!

4/12/16 > Board Minutes
Please see attached. The regular board meeting minutes.

4/12/16 > Gruver Junior High Honor Roll 5th Six Weeks
Gruver Junior High Honor Roll 5th Six Weeks

4/12/16 > Recycled Rockets in Science!
Recycled Rockets in Science!

4/12/16 > Scholarship Opportunities
Subject: Scholarship Opportunities
Dear Superintendent,

On behalf of Representative Four Price, I have attached information on the 2016 Texas Hospitality Association High School Graduate Scholarship. Representative Price is teaming up with THA to combat underage drinking through the scholarship award. It is a statewide poster contest that will award four graduating seniors $10,000 in educational scholarships.

Please send the information on to your teachers and students, it is a wonderful opportunity for our district students to be able to be recognized at a state level by such a prestigious association.

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the students of House District 87.

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Kerpon
Legislative Assistant

Office of State Representative Four Price
Capitol Office E2.610
Capitol Office phone: 512-463-0470
elizabeth.kerpon@house.texas.gov

4/12/16 > More Scholarship
Scholarships

Attachment:

 Scholarships.pdf
4/12/16 > Sky Camp
Sky Camp

Attachment:

 Sky_Camp.pdf
4/12/16 > Mighty Milers
The Elementary students will be working hard on their running throughout the months of April and May. Our annual Mighty Milers Walk/Run-a-thon will be held on May 20th following the elementary awards program at the Gruver High School Track. Students in Kindergarten and First grades will run ¼ mile, and students in Second, Third, and Fourth grades will run 1 mile. The runners will be coming around town during the next few weeks gathering donations for the event. The proceeds from the event will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Many of our elementary and junior high students benefit from the Bigs program, and they are excited to be able to give back. If you have any questions or are interested in making a donation, call Sahala Gaillard, school nurse, at 806-733-5415.
4/12/16 > UIL Regional Shirt
Attached is an order form for the Regional UIL Academic t-shirt. Shirts are $12.00 and orders are due THIS Thursday, April 15th by 3:30p.m. to Kimberly Irwin.

Thanks!

4/12/16 > The 2016 Football Schedule is attached.
The 2016 Football Schedule is attached.

4/11/16 > GHS 5th Six Weeks Honor Roll
Please see attached

4/06/16 > Gruver Yearbook Orders
Don’t miss out on your chance to own some Gruver ISD history! The 2015-2016 Gruver Yearbooks are on sale! Books are $45.00 for one or $40.00 each for two or more. This year’s cover features the Gruver Farm Scholarship corn field. Orders are due Thursday, April 14th! The price of the book increases to $55.00 after the deadline. An order form is attached!

Attachment:

 2016_Sales_Letter.pdf
4/06/16 > HS District UIL Results
The District 2A-1 Academic UIL meet was held Friday, April 1st, at Amarillo College. Gruver High School had 50 students that competed in 19 events. Point totals for the six schools were:
1. Canadian HS – 537 points
2. West Texas HS – 343 points
3. Gruver HS – 278 points
4. Stratford HS – 203 points
5. Booker HS – 66 points
6. Sunray HS – 52 points

Event Results
Accounting – 1st place team/10 points
• Karsten Irwin – 1st place/15 points
• Kailey Whitehead – 2nd place/12 points
• Brennyn Seagler – 3rd place/10 points
• Kennedy King – 5th place/6 points
Calculator Applications- 1st place team/10 points
• Karsten Irwin – 1st place/15 points
• Klaire Irwin – 2nd place/12 points
• Kennedy King – 6th place/4 points
Computer Applications
• Karsten Irwin – 1st place/15 points
• Cole Logsdon – 2nd place/12 points
• Conner Haynes – 4th place/8 points
Editorial Writing
• Randi Jines – 3rd place/10 points
Feature Writing
• Ella Speck – 1st place/15 points
• Hannah Franklin – 3rd place/10 points
Headline Writing
• Kailey Whitehead – 4th place/8 points
Informative Speaking
• Antolina Mendoza – 4th place/8 points
Mathematics
• Karsten Irwin – 3rd place/10 points
News Writing
• Hannah Franklin – 4th place/8 points
Persuasive Speaking
• Maddie Book – 3rd place/10 points
Prose Interpretation
• Nicolas Rivera – 4th place/8 points
Science – 1st place team/10 points
• Kennedy Venneman – 1st place Chemistry/3 points
• Klaire Irwin – 3rd place/10 points
• Kennedy Venneman – 5th place/6 points
Spelling – 2nd place team/5 points
• Getsy Chavira – 3rd place/12 points
4/06/16 > Revised UIL Results
The District 2A-1 Academic UIL meet was held Friday, April 1st, at Amarillo College. Gruver High School had 50 students that competed in 19 events. Point totals for the six schools were:
1. Canadian HS – 537 points
2. West Texas HS – 343 points
3. Gruver HS – 278 points
4. Stratford HS – 203 points
5. Booker HS – 66 points
6. Sunray HS – 52 points

Event Results
Accounting – 1st place team/10 points
• Karsten Irwin – 1st place/15 points
• Kailey Whitehead – 2nd place/12 points
• Brennyn Seagler – 3rd place/10 points
• Kennedy King – 5th place/6 points
Calculator Applications – 1st place team/10 points
• Karsten Irwin – 1st place/15 points
• Klaire Irwin – 2nd place/12 points
• Kennedy King – 6th place/4 points
Computer Applications
• Karsten Irwin – 1st place/15 points
• Cole Logsdon – 2nd place/12 points
• Conner Haynes – 4th place/8 points
Editorial Writing
• Randi Jines – 3rd place/10 points
Feature Writing
• Ella Speck – 1st place/15 points
• Hannah Franklin – 3rd place/10 points
Headline Writing
• Kailey Whitehead – 4th place/8 points
Informative Speaking
• Antolina Mendoza – 4th place/8 points
Mathematics
• Karsten Irwin – 3rd place/10 points
News Writing
• Hannah Franklin – 4th place/8 points
Persuasive Speaking
• Maddie Book – 3rd place/10 points
Poetry Interpretation
• Kaitlyn Stedje – 5th place/6 points
• Ulysses Valverde – 6th place/4 points
Prose Interpretation
• Nicolas Rivera – 4th place/8 points
• Hannah Franklin – 5th place/6 points
Science – 1st place team/10 points
• Klaire Irwin – 3rd place/10 points
• Kennedy Venneman – 5th place/6 points
• Kennedy Venneman – 1st place Chemistry/3 points
Spelling – 2nd place team/5 points
• Getsy Chavira – 2nd place/12 points
4/04/16 > Houndball Post Season Honors
Please see the attached document for the Houndball Post Season Honors.

4/04/16 > Houndball Summer Camps
Please see the attached information for basketball summer camps

3/31/16 > Lifetouch Spring Pictures
Parents,
If you are ordering spring pictures from Lifetouch, those orders are due to your child’s teacher by Friday, April 1st, or you may order online.

Thank you,
Kimberly
3/31/16 > Elementary News
Please see attachment.

3/29/16 > LHB Honors
Congratulations go out to Hadlee Spivey and Brennyn Seagler on their recent selections to the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) Class 2A All State Team and the Texas Basketball Coaches Association (TABC) 2A All Region and All State teams! Very proud of both of them! Congrats!!!

Attached is the list of both TGCA and TABC All State teams.

3/29/16 > 2016-2017 GHS Cheerleaders
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 GHS Cheerleaders

Hannah Franklin
Brittney Grimes
Macy Haight
Klaire Irwin
Klaire King
Ashley Wright
Christina Ayala-alternate
3/29/16 > Revised baseball & softball schedules are attached.
Revised baseball & softball schedules are attached.

3/29/16 > WTHS Track Meet
The schedules, with leave times, for the HS & JH track meets at Stinnett that will be held this Thursday and Saturday are attached.

3/22/16 > Spearman JH & HS Track Meet
The schedules for the Spearman JH and HS Track Meets are attached.

3/22/16 > Texas Hospitatlity Association Scholarship Application
3/22/16 > GHS High School Academic Update
The Best of Texas Round 3 Results are in with several Gruver High School students doing well in the meet. These students were competing against other students from all over the state in class 2A. This online meet is in preparation for the District UIL Academic meet that is Friday, April 1st at Amarillo College. Congratulations to these students and their coaches on a job well done!

 Kailey Whitehead – 7th place in 2A Accounting
 Kennedy King – 9th place in 2A Accounting
 Nic Rivera – 8th place in 2A Biology
 Aaron Felderhoff – 10th place in 2A Biology
 Karstin Irwin – 1st place in 2A Calculator
 Klaire Irwin – 3rd place in 2A Calculator
 Kennedy King – 9th place in 2A Calculator
 Kennedy Venneman – 2nd place in 2A Chemistry
 Cole Logsdon – 6th place in 2A Chemistry
 Klaire Irwin – 8th place in 2A Chemistry
 Cole Logsdon – 7th place in 2A Computer Applications
 Karsten Irwin – 8th place in 2A Computer Applications
3/22/16 > School Board Minutes
Please see attached

3/16/16 > Gruver HS UIL News
Gruver High School has 50 students that will be competing in the District Academic UIL Meet on Friday, April 1st at Amarillo College. Students will be competing in the following events:

*Accounting *Editorial Writing
*Calculator Applications *Feature Writing
*Computer Applications *Headline Writing
*Current Issues and Events *News Writing
*Literary Criticism *Social Studies
*Mathematics *Informative Speaking
*Number Sense *Persuasive Speaking
*Ready Writing *Poetry Interpretation
*Science *Prose Interpretation
*Spelling & Vocabulary

Students have been preparing for the meet since October, by participating in the West Texas and Canadian High School meets; the Virtual Challenge Meet and the Best of Texas online meets and weekly practices during tutorials. The Regional Academic Meet is April 22-23, in Odessa and the State Meet is May 23-25 in Austin.
3/16/16 > Texas Tech Alum Scholarship
Attached is the flyer for the Texas Tech Alum Scholarship. Any Senoirs planning on attending Texas Tech this next year can go to the website on this attachment and fill out this scholarship application. 2 $1000 scholarships will be awarded this year.
The applications are submitted to the Alumni Association in Lubbock, but then returned to the local chapter to choose the recipients.

3/10/16 > Congratulations to Gruver Elementary
Gruver Elementary selected to be a 2015 Honor Roll District

Gruver Elementary has been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Educational Productivity as one of 713 public schools in Texas to receive the title of 2015 Honor Roll District.

Schools receiving this distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.

A full list of the Honor Roll schools, districts, and the STEM awardees can be found at Gruver Elementary selected to be a 2015 Honor Roll District

Gruver Elementary has been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Educational Productivity (IPE) as one of 713 public schools in Texas to receive the title of 2015 Honor Roll District.

Schools receiving this distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.

A full list of the Honor Roll schools, districts, and the STEM awardees can be found at http://edresults.org/PreK12
3/10/16 > KJIL KHYM Scholarship
KJIL KHYM Scholarship

3/10/16 > Perryton Track Meet Schedules
The schedules (with departure times) for the Perryton JH & HS Track Meets are attached.

3/10/16 > Gruver Softball Shirts
Here is the order form for the digital camo softball shirts! They will be due on Friday, March 11th at 12:00 to any of the school secretaries. Thanks!!

Attachment:
 
 
3/10/16 > Lady Hound Post-Season Basketball Honors
Congratulations to these young ladies on their post season accolades for District 1-2A:

District MVP-Brennyn Seagler (3rd year in a row!)
Co Defensive MVP-Hadlee Spivey (4th year in a row!)

1st Team All District:
Kennedy Venneman
Klaire Irwin

Honorable mention All District:
Holly Wright
Christina Ayala

Congratulations also goes out to Brennyn for being selected to the TGCA Legacy Team! This team is comprised of the top 20 players in Class 2A from all 4 regions.

Very proud of all of them!!
3/07/16 > Revised Baseball Schedule
The baseball schedule for this coming Saturday has changed. Hooker called this morning and cancelled for this coming Saturday. The Greyhounds will now be playing a double header vs. Bushland JV on Saturday beginning at 12:00.

3/07/16 > Revised Softball Schedule
A revised softball schedule is attached.

McLean High School has informed the district that they are unable to fill a team for district play. At this time the district will continue with its current schedule as is, and will have an open date where teams are scheduled to play McLean.

If we fill either of these dates, then we will send out another schedule at that time.

3/07/16 > 8th Grade Parent Meeting
Reminder:

8th Grade Parent Meeting Tonight in the High School Gym at 6:00
3/07/16 > Art Alliance Scholarship
Art Alliance Scholarship

3/03/16 > 2016 Sunray Track Meet
The schedule for the Sunray tack meet is attached

3/03/16 > 8th Grade Parent Meeting
8th Grade Parent Meeting

Monday @ 6:00 in the High School Gym

To discuss Freshman Schedule and Graduation Plan
3/03/16 > FCCLA Region 1 Meeting
The Gruver Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Officer team attended the Region I meeting held February 25-27, in Lubbock. Lizbeth Trejo, has served as the Region I Vice-President of Correspondence for the past year. She helped preside over the weekend meeting as part of her official duties and administered over 200 Family and Consumer Science Assessments (FCSAs) to attendees. The GHS officer team assisted her in working the event by registering participants, monitoring the testing site, and compiling results. Students could test their knowledge in one of twelve different areas of Family and Consumer Sciences. Ady Garcia, Antolina Mendoza, Lupita Melendez, Lizbeth Tarango and Abigail Trejo earned 5 silver medals by taking the Culinary Arts Assessment. All of these students did a wonderful job of representing Gruver High School and the community.

FCCLA FACT: Texas is divided into 5 regions and there are over 2000 FCCLA members in Region 1. Texas FCCLA has over 20,000 FCCLA members this year. Region 1 starts at the top of Texas, and extends all the way to El Paso.
3/01/16 > Best of Texas UIL Practice Competition Results
Gruver High School has many Academic UIL students competing in the Best of Texas online practice meets and these are the results from the Class 2A first and second rounds.

Round #1
• Karsten Irwin – 2nd place Calculator
• Klaire Irwin - 3rd place Calculator
• Kennedy King – 5th place Calculator
• Karsten Irwin – 1st place Computer Applications
• Jaedon Seagler – 6th place Computer Applications
• Cole Logsdon – 9th place Computer Applications
• Klaire Irwin – 6th place Chemistry
• Kailey Whitehead – 9th place Accounting
Round #2
• Kailey Whitehead – 7th place Biology
• Nic Rivera – 9th place Biology
• Serena Harbour – 10th place Biology
• Karsten Irwin – 1st place Calculator
• Kennedy King – 4th place Calculator
• Klaire Irwin – 10th place Calculator
• Klaire Irwin – 7th place Chemistry
• Macy Haight – 10th place Chemistry
• Karsten Irwin – 8th place Computer Applications
3/01/16 > Revised Softball Schedule
A revised softball schedule is attached. Changes are a game with Dumas JV was added for next Tuesday and a time change to the Memphis game in April

3/01/16 > FASFA Information
Attached is flyer concerning questions that have arisen about filing FAFSA this year. Remember that the priority deadline for Texas is March 15 since state aid is awarded on a first come-first served basis.
Also, here is the announcement concerning the new PELL Grant amount: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/pell-2016-17
I hope this information is useful to you!

Attachment:

 FAFSA_information.pdf
2/29/16 > 6th Grade Science Projects
6th Grade Science Projects

2/29/16 > Thank You Hansford County Vet Hospital
Mrs. Glass’ 5th & 6th grade science classes would like to thank the Hansford County Vet Hospital for donating their services and the medicine to treat their class pet “Gene”, a blue tongue skink.

Attachment:

 Thanks_Dr_irwin.pptx
2/26/16 > Elementary News
Please see attachment.

2/25/16 > Regional Send-Off
Our Lady Hound Basketball Team is headed to Levelland to compete in the Regional Tournament this weekend! We will have a send-off around the top of the new gym tomorrow (2/25/16) at 2:30. Join us as we cheer our Lady Hounds to victory!

In addition, the team will be escorted out of town with fans lining the street down Broadway from the Methodist Church to the park. The Lady Hounds will depart from the high school at 6:00pm. We hope to see everyone there!

Go Lady Hounds!

GHS Cheerleaders
2/24/16 > No School Friday
As you know, our girls basketball team clinched a trip to the Regional Tournament at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas this weekend. They will play on Friday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m. In order to accommodate family and fans of the Lady Hounds, GISD has decided to NOT HAVE SCHOOL on Friday, February 26. Because the State has gone from a 180-school-day calendar for students to a 75,600-minute student calendar, we have more flexibility in our scheduling. GISD has allotted over 76,000 minutes into this year’s calendar; therefore, we have extra minutes that we can use for circumstances such as this. After losing the 450 minutes this Friday, we will still have extra minutes saved, plus two “Snow Days”, that we can use for other events and circumstances.

Congratulations to the Lady Hounds and safe travel to all those going to support them in Levelland!
2/24/16 > Primary Election
This upcoming election is very important for the future of Texas and our school. Please research the candidates and GO VOTE!

2/24/16 > It Pays to Prevent Litter
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2/24/16 > HS Six Weeks Honor Roll
Please see attached

2/24/16 > News from elementary
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 joise_hudson.pdf
2/24/16 > News from 3rd Grade
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 3rd_grade_news.pdf
2/18/16 > Gruver ISD Monsanto Fund Winner
Thanks once again to Derik Grotegut for nominating the Gruver Farm Scholarship Foundation and Monsanto for their $2500 donation.

2/18/16 > Revised Baseball Schedule
A revised baseball schedule is attached. The only change is the Dalhart game changed from February 23rd to the 26th.

2/18/16 > Parent Involvement Newsletter
Please click on the link below for practical advice and information regarding how you can become more involved in your child's school and education. In the January 2016 newsletter, there is an explanation about the new federal program, "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), which will replace "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB).

Thank you for all you do!!


http://www.esc16.net/preview.aspx?name=title1swi.3_newsletter
2/18/16 > 2016 Robotics Presentation
Please see the attachment regarding the Jr. High's Robotics Presentation.

2/18/16 > Gruver Jr. High 4th Six Weeks Honor Roll 15-16
Gruver Jr. High 4th Six Weeks Honor Roll 15-16

2/18/16 > 4th Six Weeks A-B Honor Roll
4th Six Weeks A-B Honor Roll

2/16/16 > Basketball Sendoff
Join us in the high school hallway tomorrow as we send off our Lady Hound Basketball Team to play Shamrock in the Bi-District round. We will start lining the hallway at 3:20 and begin the send-off promptly at 3:25. We hope that everyone can make it!
2/15/16 > 2nd Order Playoff Shirts
There will be a 2nd order on Basketball Playoff shirts. Orders are due Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by 2:00p.m. to Kimberly Irwin. An order form is attached.

2/15/16 > Monsanto Donation
Thank you Monsanto for your donation. Please see attachment.

2/12/16 > National FCCLA Week
Monday : Members received a coupon for an Arctic Blast burrito.
Tuesday: FCCLA Cupcake Day and every high school student and staff member received a cupcake.
Wednesday: Members visited Hansford Manor to deliver a carnation and VALENTINE message to each resident.
Thursday: VALENTINE Cookie Messages could be purchased to indicate love, friendship or secret admiration and were delivered to the intended recipient.
Friday: Each member received a red rose, the official FCCLA flower that symbolizes a desire for beauty in everyday living.



Hansford Manor Visit Cupcakes for GHS Students and staff



Door Prize Winners at the pizza party Culinary Arts Students – Getting ready
to send out cookie messages


President Lizbeth Trejo More of the Hansford Manor Visit


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
- Helen Keller-
2/11/16 > ***Basketball Changes & Information***
Please take note of the basketball information/changes below.

Friday, 2-12-16
3:45 – JV Boys 1 at Canadian in Main Gym
3:45 – JV Boys 2 at Canadian in Back Gym
5:00 – Varsity Boys at Canadian
8:00 – Girls vs. Canadian at Perryton (Seeding for 1st & 2nd)

Monday, 2-15-16
6:00 – Varsity Boys vs. Booker at home

Tuesday, 2-16-16
Time TBA – Girls Bi-District vs. Memphis or Shamrock at WTHS in Stinnett
2/10/16 > Basketball Friday 2/12
In an effort to allow everyone to attend both the boys' and girls' games this coming Friday the following changes have occurred.

The JV Boys will play at Canadian on Friday at 3:30. The Varsity Boys will play at Canadian at 5:00 on Friday.

The Girls are Co-District Champions, and will play a seeding game for the 1st and 2nd seeds against Canadian at 8:00 Friday night in Perryton.
2/10/16 > Book Fair
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Book_fair.pdf
2/10/16 > Band Sends 16 to State
Congratulations to the Greyhound Band. 16 band members qualified for the Texas State Solo/Ensemble Contest in May, by receiving a Superior Rating at the UIL Region Solo/Ensemble Contest at West Texas A&M on Saturday Feb. 6, 2016.

Christina Ayala, Lalo Barrera, Maddie Book, M'Kendree Dick, Aby Garcia, Ady Garcia, Lexi Jones, Andy Lozano, Mattie Mayfield, Anto Mendoza, Sarah Olmos, Nick Rivera, Lizbeth Tarango, Meny Terrazas, Abigail Trejo and Ulysses Valverde
2/10/16 > News from Texas Tech
FAFSA Priority Date March 1st:
The Texas Tech Office of Financial Aid encourages students to complete their FAFSA by March 1st in order to have access to the maximum amount of awards. Students can still submit a FAFSA at any time of the year, but meeting the March 1st date for fall 2016 will allow for earlier award notification and maximum awards. www.financialaid.ttu.edu
Camp LEAD:
Camp L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development) is a leadership training and personal development program at Texas Tech. The program is designed for students entering their senior year of high school and is an all-inclusive competitive event. The application to apply to this summer program is available now and the deadline to apply is April 1 by 5 pm. Please refer any students that may be interested to www.camplead.ttu.edu.
Connect Tech & Raider Roadshow!
Admitted students will soon be able to visit campus for an event held just for them - Connect Tech! They can learn more about their major and everything Tech has to offer. Texas Tech will also be traveling around Texas hosting Raider Roadshows for students to learn more about the University and attend a special meet and greet for admitted students.
www.admissions.ttu.edu/connect & www.admissions.ttu.edu/roadshow
Fun Texas Tech Fact:
Based on data from 630k high school seniors’ profiles on Niche.com, Texas Tech was listed in the Top 25 Most Popular Colleges among this year’s graduating class. Texas Tech was one of 3 Texas universities on the list.





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2/10/16 > 5th Grade Fossil Fun!
5th Grade Fossil Fun!

Attachment:

 Fossil_Fun.pdf
2/10/16 > 100 Days
Please see attachment. Last week, we completed 100 days of school!!!! Students celebrate this accomplishment through various activities.

Attachment:

 100_Days.pdf
2/08/16 > Basketball Playoff Shirt Orders
The 2016 Basketball Playoff Shirt Order Form is attached. The shirts are White and come in Short ($10) and Long ($15) sleeves. Orders are due Tuesday, February 9th!

Go Gruver!

2/08/16 > News from 4th Grade
Please see attachment.

2/02/16 > Revised Softball Schedule
A revised softball schedule is attached.

2/01/16 > Hounds vs. Cancer Shirt UPDATE
The amount of shirts ordered for the special event, “Hounds and Lady Hounds vs. Cancer”, February 2nd, is a testament to how generous this community truly is. There were 547 total shirts ordered! The SportZone is working as quickly as they can for us, but please be patient with those who are making and distributing these shirts. We will get them out as fast as we can, but it will take today and through tomorrow afternoon. Thank you for your support and your patience!
2/01/16 > 2nd Grade News
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 2nd_Grade_Visit.pdf
2/01/16 > News from 3rd Grade
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 3rd_Math.pdf
2/01/16 > HS- UIL Academic News
Gruver High School students competed in the West Texas High School Academic UIL practice meet that was conducted the week of January 11th.
Gruver had 47 entries in 10 events: Accounting, Computer Applications, Current Events, Editorial, Feature, Headline and News Writing, Literary Criticism, Ready Writing, Science and Social Studies.

Congratulations to the following students that placed in these events.
 Accounting
 Karsten Irwin – 4th
 Kailey Whitehead - 5th
 Hunter Hopkins – 8th
 Computer Applications
 Karsten Irwin – 1st
 Cole Logsdon – 6th
 News Writing
 Hannah Franklin – 3rd
 Feature Writing
 Hannah Franklin – 4th
 Ella Speck – 7th

The District CX meet was held at West Texas High School on Monday, January 25th. Two Gruver teams participated in the meet.
 Team #1 – Lesley Bernal and Fernando Villalobos
 Team #2 – Kevin Sagala and Desiree Castenada
1/29/16 > Spring Sport Schedules 2016
1/25/16 > Hounds vs. Cancer T-Shirt and Evening
Please see the attached flyer about the Special “Hounds vs. Cancer” T-shirt and evening February 2nd.

1/25/16 > Thank You!!
Please see attachment!

Attachment:

 Thank_you!!!.pdf
1/19/16 > News From Kinder
Please see attachment.

1/19/16 > Gruver JH Hoopla
The schedule for the Gruver JH Tournament is attached. Please note the change from the normal schedule of games on Saturday afternoon. This was to accommodate a need for Guymon.

Attachment:

 GJHS_Hoopla_2016.pdf
1/18/16 > Pep Rally Tuesday
Please remember to join us at 3:00 tomorrow in the Old Varsity Gym to cheer on our Hounds and Lady Hounds in district basketball! We are asking that each campus wear their green t-shirt to the pep rally to support Faith Olsen. Thanks!

GHS Cheerleaders
1/15/16 > Buick Scholarship
Buick Scholarship

Attachment:

 Buick_Scholarship.pdf
1/14/16 > Fundraiser for Faith Olsen
Fundraiser for Faith Olsen on Saturday January 30, 2016. There will be a "Ride for Faith" @ 11am and then a Chili luncheon @ 12pm @ the Golden Age Center. It will be $10 per cowboy/cowgirl to ride and $5 per bowl of chili. The riders will meet, with their horses @ the Baseball field @ 11am and ride through town in honor of Faith. Hope everyone can come and support Faith and her family! Every little bit helps! If you would like to make a donation please call (806)736-0317 or (806)736-0552. Please, please keep Faith in your prayers! Thanks!! Smiley
1/14/16 > 2016 District 1 HS Grad Scholarship
2016 District 1 HS Grad Scholarship

1/14/16 > BBB Scholarship
SOI Scholarship from the BBB awards four $2,0000.00 scholarships to our area high school seniors. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the winners 2016 senior awards ceremony. Completed applications must be received at the BBB by February 29,2016. Winners will be notified in April 2016.

Application forms are now online at www.bbb.org/Amarillo/StudentsofIntegrity . Once you have submitted your application please notify your high school counselor.
1/14/16 > North Plains Electric Cooperative Scholarship Application
North Plains Electric Cooperative Scholarship Application

1/14/16 > North Plains Electric At-Large Scholarship Application
North Plains Electric At-Large Scholarship Application

1/14/16 > The Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Directors Memorial Scholarship Application
The Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Directors Memorial Scholarship Application

1/14/16 > 2016 TREWA Scholarship Eligbility Application
2016 TREWA Scholarship Eligbility Application

1/14/16 > District basketball pep rally
The Hounds and Lady Hounds district basketball pep rally is this coming Tuesday, January 19th at 3:00 in the Old Varsity Gym. We will see you there!
1/14/16 > CollegeWeek Life Scholarship
Log into CollgeWeekLive for their Paying for College virtual event Thursday, January 14th, 2016, visit five college pages and you will be entered to win a $5,000 scholarship!
Sign up at http://P4C.CollegeWeekLive.com
1/14/16 > News from elementary
Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, and BUG Celebrations

1/14/16 > Sunray game time schedule change
We will be playing a Boys JV B Game at Sunray Friday night at 4:00.

The schedule will be JV B Boys @ 4:00, JV Girls @ 4:00, JV Boys @ 5:15, Var Girls @ 6:30, Var Boys @ 8:00
1/07/16 > School Board Recognition
January is School Board Recognition Month, and Gruver ISD faculty and staff would like to thank our local school board. Gruver ISD is a great place to be, and we greatly appreciate the support and the valuable work of our school board. Below is an article that tries to say thank you.

Thank you Gruver ISD Board of Trustees
Jeff Purvines – President
Mike Yanke – Vice-President
Johnnie Williams – Secretary
Curt Fitzgearld
Derik Grotegut
Garrett Gumfory
Mack McLain



Guest Viewpoint
by Bret Begert

Recognizing the Outstanding Work of Local School Trustees

We live in an age when the ideas of a global economy and being a citizen of the world are more and more true. Our communications allow us to be in touch with people on the other side of the planet more immediately than ever. But at the same time, the value of the local community, of neighbors helping neighbors, cannot be replaced.

Volunteering to Serve
One example of neighbors helping neighbors is the local school board. In more than 1,000 public school districts in Texas, citizens elect their neighbors to serve as trustees to ensure that the schools are the best they can be for the community’s children. The quality of schools is an important aspect of our lives, and we are blessed when people we know and trust volunteer to serve freely—there is no salary for this demanding job—to benefit our families.

There are more than 7,000 locally elected school trustees in Texas, which makes them the largest group of elected officials in the state. Even though they receive no pay for their work, they are required to get a certain number of training hours each year. The state and federal requirements, the intricate accountability system, and the funding formulas for schools are a few of the complicated topics trustees must navigate.

A Big Responsibility
School trustees are responsible for the ongoing education of the more than 5.2 million school-aged students in the Lone Star State. Five million seems like an overwhelming number to me, but you can’t stop there. For the last several years, the Texas student population has been growing by 75,000 to 85,000 annually, so the responsibility keeps increasing.

It takes a lot of infrastructure to provide classrooms for that many students. We have more than 8,500 public schools and more than 334,000 teachers statewide. I am proud to say that the 2015 National Teacher of the Year is a Texas teacher from Amarillo. She exemplifies the outstanding dedication and innovative spirit that characterizes the many hard-working teachers in Texas schools.

Saying Thank You
The tremendous effort going on in our schools is largely invisible to most Texans. If you don’t have a student in a Texas public school, you may not know about the hard work of our large and growing student population, the caring and creative instruction by our army of teachers, and the dedicated service of the thousands of school trustees.

Let me urge you to make time to visit a Texas public school in your neighborhood. They are places of incredible energy and purpose. You will be greatly impressed by the many opportunities available to our students in these schools.
Let me also encourage you to express appreciation for the teachers in your community. They are a diligent and inspirational group of people. They deserve your applause and support.

And finally, let me recommend that you seek out the trustees serving your school district. They are volunteers who generously offer their time and insight for the common good. Our communities benefit greatly when our schools achieve their goals, and locally elected trustees are public servants in the true definition of that label. They have accepted significant responsibilities for students, teachers, facilities, and school budgets.

Governor Abbott has declared January to be School Board Recognition Month, a time to learn a bit more about the role these often unsung heroes play in making sure our communities are strong. Join me in saying thank you to the many men and women who serve as school trustees in Texas. We appreciate you.

Bret Begert serves as a trustee for the Fort Elliott Consolidated Independent School District and is currently serving as President of the Texas Association of School Boards.
1/07/16 > Board Minutes
Please see attached

1/06/16 > Gruver Junior High Honor Roll 3rd 6 weeks 2014-15
Gruver Junior High Honor Roll 3rd 6 weeks 2014-15

1/06/16 > Gruver Jr. High First Semester Honor Roll 2015-16
Gruver Jr. High First Semester Honor Roll 2015-16

1/06/16 > Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Applications are now open for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program! We're looking for students who are making a difference today and becoming leaders for tomorrow.
We want to celebrate students who lead both inside and outside the classroom, by helping make their college dreams a reality. Don't miss this opportunity. Help us find and reach the Buick Achievers of 2016!
Download the flyer here to share with students
1/06/16 > atssb flyer
please see attached

Attachment:

 atssb_flyer8.pdf
1/06/16 > Rachel's Challenge Community Event
Rachel's Challenge Community Event

1/06/16 > Panhandle District Dental Society Memorial Scholarship Application
Panhandle District Dental Society Memorial Scholarship Application

1/06/16 > Bushland JH Tournament Brackets
Attached are the brackets for the Bushland JH Basketball Tournament that will be held January 14th & 16th.

12/29/15 > Gruver Holiday Classic 2015
Those that signed up to be a Gold, Frankincense, or Myrrh sponsor for the 5th Annual Gruver Holiday Classic may pick up their sponsor packets anytime during the tournament at the admission gate in the high school commons. We would like to extend a giant thank you to our sponsors! Without you this tournament would not be as great as it has become!

Gold Sponsors: Greyhound Booster Club, Bort Agency, Gruver Ag Supply, USA Feedyard, Logsdon Farms, Gruver State Bank, Zoetis/Lee Bob Harper

Frankincense Sponsors: Bartlett’s Lumber & Hardware, Danny & Mary Henson, Brad & Gyene Spivey, Gruver United Methodist Church, Clint & Jody Irwin, Ellis & Co., Gruver Ford, Daryl & Susie Wynn

Myrrh Sponsors: Terry Sherrill, Shear Style & Gifts, Sam Tipton, Winger Farm & Cattle, El Vaquero Restaurant, Barbara Cluck, Thompson Harvesting & Trucking, Hansford County Reporter Statesman

We would also like to thank Palo Duro Feeders for their generous donation of beef for our concession stand during the tournament.

Our final thank you goes to our title sponsor, The SportZone in Spearman. In addition to a monetary donation, they provide all the team and individual awards as well as providing a gift to the head coach of each team that attends our tournament.



A reminder that the tournament will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, and daily admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

Brackets for the tournament are attached.

Hope to see you at the 5th Annual Gruver Holiday Classic presented by The SportZone!

12/18/15 > Gym and Weight Room Closed December 22nd-26th
According to UIL Rules all school athletic facilities must be closed from December 22nd through December 26th. This means the all of the gyms and the weight room will be closed to everyone during these five days. These facilities will reopen to authorized use on December 27, 2015.
12/18/15 > Recording of the Christmas Concert
If you were unable to attend last night's GISD Christmas Concert, you missed a real treat. Fret not, however, as we have a link to view the concert in its entirety! Thanks again to Jeff at Region 16, Patty Miner, and Lisa Miner for all their help!! Also, GREAT JOB Greyhound Bands, Mr. Muller, and Mrs. Robinson!!

http://vod.region16.net/videos/video/598/?access_token=shr00000005984016829833153919313774028496864

(click the above link to watch the concert)
12/18/15 > GISD Report Cards
Gruver ISD has received its 2014-2015 state report cards from the Texas Education Agency. I would like to congratulate each campus on another outstanding year!

12/18/15 > Rachel's Challenge
Rachel's Challenge

Attachment:

 Rachels_Challenge.pdf
12/16/15 > FCCLA Visits Manor
Gruver FCCLA Visit Hansford Manor
Fourteen members of the Gruver FCCLA visited the residents at Hansford Manor on Monday, December 14, to deliver Christmas ornaments to the residents that were made in the Family and Consumer Science classes.
12/15/15 > Kinder Tasting Party
News from Kindergarten

12/15/15 > AXA Achievement scholarship
AXA Achievementsm helps students take the next step toward college and educators take the next step toward success.





AXA Achievementsm Community Award
• Up to 180 winners nationwide
• Scholarships of $2,500
• Apply by: February 1, 2016
• Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY NOW!
• Every winner's high school will also receive a grant of $2,500 for educators' professional development







Attention high school seniors:
• Are you active in your community?
• Have you led a project that benefits others?
• Have you overcome personal challenges?





Visit www.axa-achievement.com
to learn more and apply online.

AXA Achievementsm is funded by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.

Please do not reply to this e-mail.
12/15/15 > Gruver Holiday Classic 2015
The brackets for the 2015 Gruver Holiday Classic presented by The SportZone are attached. We are looking forward to a 10 team girl’s bracket and a 16 team boy’s bracket that includes 45 games. These 45 games will be played out over three days on December 28th, 29th, & 30th. Daily tournament admission will be $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $3 for senior citizens.

12/11/15 > Deadline Approaching for Gruver Holiday Classic Sponsorship
The deadline for sponsoring the 2015 Gruver Holiday Classic is fast approaching. We must have all artwork for sponsor ads by Tuesday, December 15, 2015, so that the tournament program can be finalized and printed in time for the tournament. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

12/11/15 > Scholarship on Social Media
During the past year we have posted a new scholarship opportunity everyday on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

If you like our daily posts you can repost them on your own accounts or encourage your students to follow us.

To see our posting history search for TFS Scholarships or go to our website TuitionFundingSources.com.

We have been providing scholarship information to students for over 25 years. Christmas break is an excellent time to apply for scholarships.


Don Thomas
TuitionFundingSources
12/10/15 > Seaboard Foods Scholarship
I just wanted to remind you that Seaboard Foods is awarding 25 $1,000 scholarships to seniors this year. The application is open and available on our website:

http://www.seaboardfoods.com/our_commitments/Pages/Scholarships.aspx. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2016.

Please encourage ALL of your seniors to apply! They can use it at a technical school, community college, or four-year university and major in anything they choose! We would love to surpass 300 applications this year.

Visit the link above for more information, or feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Thank you!

12/09/15 > DNA models from the 7th grade
DNA models from the 7th grade

Attachment:

 DNA_molecule.pdf
12/09/15 > Faith Olsen Fundraiser T-Shirt
Faith Olsen, an eighth grader in our building, has recently been diagnosed with Hodgkins' Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes. Although the prognosis for this particular cancer is good, she has a number of months of chemotherapy and hospital stays ahead of her. In true "Gruver Fashion", her classmates have taken it upon themselves to organize a fundraiser for Faith and her family. By the way, Mary, her mother, is an employee here at GISD.

The eighth grade class has done the legwork of organizing the fundraiser, a t-shirt sale, and developing the artwork (with a little help from Mrs. Irwin). We're really proud of the initiative our young people have taken; therefore, we'd like to promote this event. Other than this e-mail, the only other involvement the school will have will be to hold the money for the class, here in the office. Since the money is not going into a school account, the 8th graders are asking for "cash only" regarding the purchase of the t-shirts, which are $12.

Attached is a form on which you can view the t-shirt. They are lime green, which is one of the "colors" selected to represent lymphatic cancer. Thank you for your help and prayers! Have a great day!!

12/09/15 > Revised High School Basketball Schedule
A revised high school basketball schedule is attached. Changes include the boys’ games vs. Borger. Those games will be played here on Saturday, January 2nd. The JV will play at 1:00 followed by the varsity at approximately 2:30.

12/08/15 > Scholarship Search Engine
The GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine is one of the largest databases of scholarships on the web. The GoodCall Scholarship Engine requires no personal information and it's free to use. You can check it out here: http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/
12/08/15 > School Bus Safety Speech Contest Scholarship
School Bus Safety Speech Contest Scholarship

12/08/15 > Early Dismissal at Christmas
Gruver ISD will be dismissing school on December 18th at 12:00 for the Christmas holiday. The buses will run at 12:15. Please contact me if you have any questions. Sorry for the confusion.
12/07/15 > FCCLA Christmas Luncheon
FCCLA Christmas Luncheon – Connect and Commit
Thirty-two Gruver High School Students attended the FCCLA Christmas Luncheon that was held on Wednesday, December 2nd. The menu included brisket, ham, cheesy potato casserole, sweet green beans, salad, rolls, pecan pie and pumpkin rolls. All of the food was prepared by the Family and Consumer Science classes.
12/07/15 > A Great Scholarship for Students
Need help paying for college? Need extra cash for college textbooks?

If so, we have the perfect scholarship! We call it the We the Students Essay Contest.

All high school students have to do is answer the following prompt in 800 words:

The Founders believed in the sanctity/vital importance of the individual liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. To what extent (or in what ways) has our government compromised on these liberties in the name of security or the general welfare?

The grand prize winner receives $5,000! Plus, we're giving away up to 30 cash prices for runners-up and students who participate.

Here's the best part about the contest: If you're the teacher of a winning student, you win $100! And if you refer 5 or more high school students to the contest, you are entered into a drawing to win $50!

Encourage your students to enter the We the Students Essay Contest here.

Good luck!
Whitney Neal
Vice President of Communications
Bill of Rights Institute
PS - You can also use this link to forward the contest to your students.
12/07/15 > Band News
Congratulations to Kristen Olsen for being selected for the ATSSB Region 1 Jr High Honor Band.

The Greyhound Bands would like to invite everyone to our annual Winter Concert begin held on Dec. 15 at 6:30pm in the Gruver ISD Auditorium.
12/03/15 > Miami Tournament Brackets
The bracket for the Miami Varsity Tournament that will be held this Thursday through Saturday is attached. The Gruver teams will only play on Friday and Saturday.

12/03/15 > Gruver JV Tournament Bracket
The bracket for the JV Tournament that will be held here in Gruver this Thursday through Saturday is attached.

12/03/15 > Public Hearing Notice
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Gruver ISD Accountability and Educational Performance Report

Texas Education Code 39 requires each district’s board of trustees to publish an annual report that includes the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), district accreditation status, campus objectives, violent or criminal incidents, report, and information received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating board.

The Gruver ISD Board of Trustees will be holding a public hearing on December 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm in conjunction with the regularly scheduled board meeting at the Gruver ISD Board Room to review this information.
12/03/15 > December Updates from Texas Tech
Registration for Red Raider Orientation (RRO) for students entering Texas Tech in the spring or fall of 2016 is now live. RRO is mandatory for all new students and is where course registration occurs. Please encourage your students that have been admitted to Texas Tech to begin this process soon to secure their first choice orientation dates: www.redraiderorientation.ttu.edu

Admitted Student Tasklist:
We've compiled a customized Admitted Student Tasklist that takes students step-by-step through the process of enrolling. Within their customized Tasklist, students can check off each item when they have completed or finished reviewing. Please let your students know about this very important tool! www.admitted.ttu.edu
Scholarship Deadline is February 1st:
The deadline to apply for general scholarships to Texas Tech for next academic year is February 1 at applytexas.org. Students do not need to be admitted before filling out the scholarship application - they simply need to have started the application for admission. Merit scholarships are guaranteed until April 15th. www.scholarships.ttu.edu
Connect Tech: The visit event for admitted students!
Connect Tech is the exclusive visit event for admitted students. We invite your students that have been accepted to Texas Tech to come and explore their intended major, see their housing options, eat lunch in a dining facility and discover more about the campus. www.admissions.ttu.edu/connect

Counselor Portal:
Remember that you are now able to see student's application materials that may still be outstanding or download a list to reference later through our Counselor Portal. Follow the link above to complete a profile and request access. www.admissions.ttu.edu/counselors

Fun Texas Tech Fact:
Texas Tech hosted the 57th annual Carol of Lights on Tuesday, December 1st. With the flip of a switch, more than 25,000 colored lights will illuminate 13 campus buildings around the historic Memorial Circle, Engineering Key and the Broadway entrance! www.housing.ttu.edu/caroloflights
Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you or any of your students.

GO TECH!
Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Counselor
12/03/15 > News from 4th Grade
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 4th_grade.pdf
12/03/15 > NAFEPA Scholarship application 2015-16
12/03/15 > Hugoton Tournament Brackets
The bracket for the Hugoton Varsity Tournament that will be held on December 10th – 12th, is attached.

11/30/15 > Retirement Reception
Retirement reception honoring Lisa Ellis and Sylvia Tarango, December 8th from 1:30-2:30p.m. in the HS commons
11/30/15 > November Board Minutes
please see attached

11/30/15 > Burger King Scholarship
The BURGER KINGSM Scholars program can help!
High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2016-2017 school year!
High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible.
Don't miss your chance to become a BURGER KINGSM Scholar. Apply today!
www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
The application period for the 2016-2017 school year opens Oct. 15, 2015 and closes Dec. 15, 2015.
________________________________________

¡El programa BURGER KINGSM Scholars te puede ayudar!
Estudiantes de escuela secundaria en su último año, empleados de BURGER KING®, sus hijos y sus esposos/as ó compañeros domésticos en EE.UU., Canada y Puerto Rico pueden aplicar para recibir hasta $50,000 en becas para el año escolar 2016-2017.
Los estudiantes de escuela secundaria deben tener un promedio de calificaciones mínimo acumulado de 2.5 en base a una escala de 4.0.
No pierdas la oportunidad de ser un/a BURGER KINGSM Scholar. ¡Aplica hoy!
www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
La fecha de solicitud para el año escolar 2016-2017 es del 15 de octubre 2015 hasta el 15 de diciembre 2015.
11/30/15 > Gruver Holiday Classic Sponsors
With the help of our great community, the Gruver Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament has been an outstanding success. The 2015 Gruver Holiday Classic, which will be held on December 28, 29, & 30, is set to be another great event. This year is scheduled to feature a 10 team bracket for the girls and a 15 team bracket for the boys. As we have stated in past years, many people may not realize the expense of putting on a top notch varsity tournament over the Christmas Holidays. There is “competition” to get teams to come to holiday tournaments. The better the tournament, the more likely the tournament will succeed in following years. A holiday tournament is not like the average tournament, there has to be a draw for teams to attend. These include quality of teams, facilities, taking care of and feeding all the teams, etc. Also, Gruver ISD’s desire in hosting this tournament is to bring many people in from out of town which will help local restaurants and businesses. This tournament will also alleviate the travel and expenses incurred by the many families and supporters of our own athletes by allowing them to stay in town instead of traveling to another tournament for three or four days.

We are estimating that the tournament expenses will be around $16,000.00. These expenses include, but are not limited to, officials, a meal for each team daily, trophies/awards, hospitality room for visiting coaches, administrators, and officials, janitorial services, etc. We estimate that the gate receipts will cover about 30% of these expenses.

The sponsorships, along with the gate receipts, will be used to help offset the expenses of hosting the tournament. We are again opening the tournament up for sponsorships from businesses as well as individuals, and there are 4 different levels of sponsorship.

Gold Sponsor - $500.00
Sponsor will get a sign in the gym during the tournament, a full page ad in the tournament program, 4 tournament passes, and a tournament gift.

Frankincense Sponsor - $250.00
Sponsor will get their name in the gym during the tournament, a half page ad in the tournament program, and 2 tournament passes.

Myrrh Sponsor - $100.00
Sponsor will get their name in the gym during the tournament, a quarter page ad in the tournament program, and 1 tournament pass.

Program Sponsor - $20.00
Sponsor will their name in the tournament program.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2015 Gruver Holiday Classic please complete the attached form and/or contact Leticia Salazar at 806-733-2821. Also, if you have any questions concerning the 2015 Gruver Holiday Classic, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Thanks,
Terry
11/23/15 > college match report
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11/23/15 > NEW-memo to counselors on 3 scholarship opportunities
NEW-memo to counselors on 3 scholarship opportunities

11/23/15 > 2nd Six Weeks Elementary Honor Roll
Please see attachment.

11/23/15 > All-District Football Selections
Attached is a copy of the Football All-District Team. Gruver is well represented, especially on the Academic All-District Team. We are proud of these young men. Please congratulate these young men on their accomplishments when you see them.

Thanks,
Terry

11/18/15 > UIL Assembly!
Way to go GISD!!!!!!!!!!!!
In honor of these students, we will be celebrating their VICTORY in an awards assembly on Tuesday, November 24th at 1:30pm in the Auditorium. We hope you can make it.
Elementary
Gruver: 448 points
Canadian: 288 points
WT: 193 points
Stratford: 166 points
Booker: 133 points
Sunray: 71 points

Jr. High
Gruver: 928 points
Canadian: 718 points
WT: 511 points
Stratford: 360 points
Booker: 45 points
Sunray: 22 points
11/18/15 > Groups & Retake Day- November 24
*Retake Day* and Group Pictures are Tuesday, November 24th. If your child wants retakes, they need to get an order form from their campus secretary or Mrs. Irwin. If you ordered pictures the first time, please return those on Retake Day. There is no additional charge for retakes. If your child is new to the district or missed the original picture day, their picture will be taken, as well. (And any missing staff)

Group pictures that will be taken are:
Elementary UIL

Junior High Band
Junior High UIL
Junior High NJHS
Junior High Class Officers

High School Band
High School Student Council (and officers)
High School National Honor Society (and officers)
High School FFA (and officers)
High School FCCLA (and officers)
High School Class Officers

Thank you,
Kimberly Irwin
Gruver High School
CTE Educator/Yearbook Advisor
806-733-2477 ext. 1101
kimberly.irwin@region16.net
11/17/15 > Support the Gruver Farm Foundation When Shopping
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11/17/15 > HS Honor Roll
Please see attached

11/17/15 > AXA Achievement Scholarships
$1.4 million available! Let your students know!
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11/16/15 > Girls Basketball Game Change
The high school girls' basketball games vs. Panhandle scheduled for Tuesday (tomorrow) has been changed. There will now only be a varsity game, and it will begin at 6:00.
11/16/15 > JH Honor Roll
please see attached

11/12/15 > Girls Basketball Game Change
The high school girls' basketball games vs. Dalhart originally scheduled for Friday (tomorrow) have been moved to Saturday the 14th. Also, there will only be a varsity game, and it will start at 1:00.
11/12/15 > Happening Now- College Virtual Tour
The Texas Virtual College Fair is an opportunity to chat live with college admissions counselors from across Texas!
Log in and chat with schools like Texas Tech University, Texas A&M, Baylor University, and more!
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11/12/15 > Texas Tech News
:
Housing Reservations Opened November 2nd:
Students admitted for fall 2016 are now able to select their residence hall, learning community and roommate! All incoming students are required to live on campus until they earn 30 hours of college credit (excluding dual credit and test credit hours). www.housing.ttu.edu

Honors College Early Decision Deadline is December 1:
The early decision deadline for students applying to our Honors College is December 1. Honors is a great fit for your academically talented students that may already be in programs like AP or IB. Students can select an Honors College major or any major on campus and participate in Honors. The Honors College is the only college at Texas Tech that requires a separate application in addition to ApplyTexas. www.honors.ttu.edu
Campus Tours during Thanksgiving Break:
We are pleased to offer campus tours Monday through Wednesday of this week. Students should visit our website for more information including start times, location and to register. www.visit.ttu.edu

Counselor Portal:
Remember that you are now able to see student's application materials that may still be outstanding or download a list to reference later through our Counselor Portal. Follow the link above to complete a profile and request access.

Fun Texas Tech Fact:
Texas Tech University Hospitality Services recently was ranked No. 33 in the Top 50 Power Player list published by Food Management Magazine. It is one of only three universities in Texas to be included in this ranking. Hospitality Services offers two food courts and 35 retail outlets and is dedicated to student success by engaging the university community through healthy and savory food choices in comfortable, convenient locations.
Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you or any of your students.

GO TECH!
Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Counselor



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11/11/15 > Football Playoff Game
Football Bi-District Game

Greyhounds vs. Vega
Friday at 7:00 at Stinnett
Gruver will be the visiting team.

Hope to see you there supporting the Greyhounds!
11/11/15 > FFA District Competition
The Gruver FFA competed last Wednesday at FPC in Borger in Leadership Development Events (LDE’s). The Gruver FFA district consists of fourteen different schools including Spearman, Perryton, Booker, Darrouzett, Follett, Higgins, Canadian, Ft. Elliot, Wheeler, Pampa, Miami, Kelton and Sunray. The LDE competitions consist of Ag Advocacy, Ag Issues, Junior Chapter Conducting, Junior Creed, Junior Quiz, Junior Skills, Job Interview, Public Relations, Radio Broadcasting, Senior Chapter Conducting, Senior Creed, Senior Quiz, and Senior Skills. Gruver FFA competed in 8 different events. . Gruver FFA had 23 students participate in the LDE contest and 3 teams will be advancing to Area competition, November 21st at WTAMU. Gruver FFA teams competed in Ag Advocacy, Junior Quiz, Senior Creed, Senior Quiz, Sr. Chapter Conducting , Job Interview, Radio Broadcasting and Public Relations.

Competition District Placing Area Qualifier
Junior Quiz 4th Meagan Bass M’Kendree Dick Nick Johnson John Robinson
Ag Advocacy 3rd Cassie Briones Tania Ortiz Kaitlyn Stedje Tyler Stedje
Senior Chapter Conducting 2nd Qualifer Maddie Book Brittney Grimes Macy Haight Sarah Jackson Randi Jines Tania Ortiz William Robinson
Senior Creed 1st Qualifier Nicolas Rivera
Senior Creed 4th Kaitlyn Stedje
Senior Quiz 5th Cassandra Briones Mollie Harbour Pablo Ortiz Manual Terrazas
Senior Quiz 12th William Harbison Serena Harbour Tyler Stedje Ryan Walters
Public Relations 2nd Qualifier Macy Haight Hunter Hopkins Nicolas Rivera Hadlee Spivey
Job Interview 3rd Hadlee Spivey
Radio Broadcasting 4th Maddie Book Brittney Grimes Sarah Jackson
Radio Broadcasting 11th William Harbison Hunter Hopkins Ryan Walters

Please congratulate each of these students on a job well done.
11/11/15 > Playoff Pep Rally
Please come cheer on our Gruver Greyhounds as they prepare to play the Vega Longhorns in the Football Bi-District game on November, 13 2015. We will be wishing them good luck this Friday at 3:00 in the Old Varsity Gym! Thank you for your support!

GHS Cheerleaders
11/09/15 > Thank You
Thank You

Attachment:

 GISD_Thank_You.pdf
11/09/15 > Junior Parent Meeting
There will be a Junior class parent meeting Thursday, November 12th, at 6:00 pm, in the library.
11/06/15 > FW: $33,018,193 in Possible Scholarships for Gruver High School Students
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11/06/15 > November 12 is the Texas virtual College Fair
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11/06/15 > News from PK
Please see attachment.

11/06/15 > News from 4th Grade
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Spooky_Stories.pdf
11/04/15 > XC Send-Off
The XC girls are getting an early start as they head to compete at state! The cheerleaders have a special send-off planned for Thursday morning! We plan to greet the XC team as they pass through each campus. We will start at the high school at 8:10, go past the front of the junior high, and finally go through the elementary leading the XC team to the bus!
11/04/15 > Senior pep Rally
We will be celebrating Senior Night pep rally this Friday 11/6 at 3:00 in the Old Varsity Gym. Please join us as we honor our seniors and football players as we prepare to play the Shamrock Fightin Irish!
11/04/15 > Seaboard Scholarship
GREAT NEWS! The Seaboard Foods scholarship application is now live!

High school seniors are eligible to apply for this scholarship and could be awarded up to $1,000. We are awarding twenty-five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors this year – that’s a total of $25,000! Attached is additional information about the eligibility requirements or you can visit the link below for more information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email.

Click on the link below and then click on the scroll down to “Apply for the 2016 High School Scholarship” to pull up the application.

http://www.seaboardfoods.com/our_commitments/Pages/Scholarships.aspx


Alaina Sill
Recruiting Specialist
w: (580) 468-2903 m: (580) 461-6350
e: alaina_sill@seaboardfoods.com
2801 Hurliman Road
Guymon, OK 73942
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11/03/15 > Football Playoff Shirts
Attached is the 2015 Football Playoff Shirt order form. Orders are due THIS THURSDAY, November 5th by 2:45p.m.! Go Hounds!

11/02/15 > AAF Scholarship
Amarillo Area Foundation scholarship is open!!!! I have attached instructions that should help you fill out the application (Thank you Abby Ortega). I want to let you know we have gone paperless and all documents must be uploaded prior to submission. This includes the following:
1. Birth certificate or Permanent Resident Card
2. High school Transcript
3. 2 pages of the 1040
4. Dual Credit Transcript if applicable
5. 2 Recommendation letters

If the scholarship requires additional information, you must go back to the portal and complete the additional requirements. You will be notified via email to go check.
I would also like to caution all of you to make sure you are entering the correct county…it will cause you to miss out on potential scholarships you may be eligible for.

If you notice any problems please feel free to contact me…I am your help line.


Connie Bradford
Amarillo Area Foundation
ACE Program Director
806.350.4518 ofc
806.381.7348 fax

10/30/15 > LHB Scrimmage
Lady Hound Basketball will kicking things off this year on Saturday, October 31st with a scrimmage at Amarillo High. The scrimmage is set to start at 11:00 AM. Thanks and we hope to see you there!
10/30/15 > Burger King Scholarship
The BURGER KINGSM Scholars program can help!
High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2016-2017 school year!
High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible.
Don't miss your chance to become a BURGER KINGSM Scholar. Apply today!
www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
The application period for the 2016-2017 school year opens Oct. 15, 2015 and closes Dec. 15, 2015.
________________________________________

¡El programa BURGER KINGSM Scholars te puede ayudar!
Estudiantes de escuela secundaria en su último año, empleados de BURGER KING®, sus hijos y sus esposos/as ó compañeros domésticos en EE.UU., Canada y Puerto Rico pueden aplicar para recibir hasta $50,000 en becas para el año escolar 2016-2017.
Los estudiantes de escuela secundaria deben tener un promedio de calificaciones mínimo acumulado de 2.5 en base a una escala de 4.0.
No pierdas la oportunidad de ser un/a BURGER KINGSM Scholar. ¡Aplica hoy!
www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
La fecha de solicitud para el año escolar 2016-2017 es del 15 de octubre 2015 hasta el 15 de diciembre 2015.
10/29/15 > PTO Carnival
PTO will be decorating for the Halloween Carnival in the Elementary Gym, on Friday at 3:45. It is a big job and they would appreciate anyone who would be willing to help out. The students look forward to this event every year, so please come lend a hand if possible!!!!

Big thanks from PTO,

Amber Holland
Principal, Gruver Elementary
(806) 733-2031
10/29/15 > Football Sendoff
Our football team is getting an early start on the road to Wheeler! We will be sending off our boys in the high school gym tomorrow at 2:15, 10/30. It will be short but please join us if you have the time!

GHS Cheerleaders
10/28/15 > Prudential community Spirit Award
One week left for youth volunteers to apply for
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards!
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 3, 2015

Students who volunteer have one more week to apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

The awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, are open to students in grades 5-12 who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service in the past 12 months.
Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. Top honorees earn cash prizes, crystal trophies for their certifying organizations, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the program's annual national recognition events.

Applications are open through November 3, 2015 at http://spirit.prudential.com or http://www.nassp.org/spirit.
By November 3, students must submit their completed applications to their principal or to the head of a local Girl Scout council, county 4-H group, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or HandsOn Network affiliate.
Certifiers have until November 10 to select Local Honorees and certify their applications for state-level judging. State-level honorees are announced in February.

A principal's packet with complete details and local award certificates was sent to you at the start of the school year. If you would like an extra packet, please contact us here .

Sincerely,

JoAnn Bartoletti
Executive Director
NASSP
10/28/15 > Halloween carnival
10/28/15 > FCCLA Fall Leadership Workshop
Members of the Gruver FCCLA attended the Perryton Fall Leadership Workshop on Monday, October 26th. Twenty three GHS members attended the meeting and Lizbeth Trejo, Region 1 Vice President of Correspondence conducted the opening and closing ceremonies for the meeting and led a student breakout session “True Colors” with the assistance of Ady Garcia. Other sessions included: Cyber Bullying, Chapter Fundraiser Ideas and Leadership Activities and Projects. All of the students did a great job representing GHS!
10/28/15 > Wendy's High School Heisman Nominees for Gruver HS
Congratulations to Karsten Irwin and Brennyn Seagler! They are the winners of the 2015 Wendy’s High School Heisman. A list of all finalists can be located at https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/results/ Karsten is located on page 75 and Brennyn on page 139.
10/28/15 > Texas Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarship
Texas Interscholastic League Foundation Scholarship

Attachment:

 TILF_Scholarhship.pdf
10/27/15 > School Pictures
School pictures have been passed out and here is some information regarding them:
1. If you were NOT satisfied with your pictures, Lifetouch will retake your portrait November 24th on Re-Take Day. If you ordered a package, you may return it for a full refund. Please bring the packet back on November 24th.
2. If you did not order pictures, your child was given a proof. You may order off the proof and Lifetouch mails you the pictures to your home.

Thank you,
Kimberly Irwin
10/23/15 > Spooky Story Invite
please see attached

10/22/15 > 2016 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
2016 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

10/22/15 > September Board Meeting
Please see attached

10/20/15 > Edible Cells
Edible Cells

Attachment:

 edible_cells.pdf
10/20/15 > PTO Reminder
Next PTO meeting to plan the Halloween Carnival will be in the teacher’s lounge at 3:40 on Wednesday, October 21st. Hope to see you then.
10/19/15 > Revised football schedule
A revised football schedule is attached.

Claude canceled this THursday's JV game. However, Wheeler (after originally canceling their JV schedule earlier in the season) now has enough for a JV. So our JV will play Wheeler this Thursday after our JH game with Claude.

Next Thursday (10/29), our JH will play Wheeler and our JV will play Sunray. (The Sunray JV game was scheduled when Wheeler did not think they would have a JV.)

10/16/15 > Booster Club Pride Shirts
The Booster Club still has lots of this year’s PRIDE shirt left in a variety of styles and sizes. They will be sold tonight at the game until halftime! Don’t miss out on yours!

T-Shirt $10
Long Sleeve T- Shirt $15
Sweatshirt $20
Hoodie $25

Go Hounds Go!
10/16/15 > Pep Rally
The Gruver Greyhounds are hosting the Booker Kiowas tonight! Join us today (10/16) at 3:00 in the Old Varsity Gym for a pep rally to cheer on our football team!

GHS Cheerleaders
10/16/15 > Mini Cheer Camp
The Gruver High School Cheerleaders held a cheer camp on Tuesday, October 13th. 50 young ladies from Pre-K to 6th grade were in attendance! The high school cheerleaders taught them a variety of cheers and chants. Our newest cheerleaders will have the opportunity to perform what they have learned on October 16, 2015 at the pep rally at 3:00pm and again during the third quarter of the football game against the Booker Kiowas! Go Greyhounds!!!
10/15/15 > FCCLA Fall Leadership Workshop
The Gruver High School FCCLA hosted a Fall Leadership Workshop in Gruver, on Monday, October 12th. Eighty students from Gruver, Panhandle, Sunray, Valley, Vega and White Deer High Schools, attended the meeting. Breakout session presenters included the following:

 True Colors – Lizbeth Trejo, Region 1 Vice President of Correspondence and Abigail Trejo, Gruver FCCLA
 Parliamentary Procedures – Allie Sandefur, Region 1 Vice President of Competitive Events (White Deer); Madison Atwood, Region 1 Vice President of Membership and Public Relations ( Vega) and Antolina Mendosa, Gruver FCCLA
 Sticks and Stones – Lizbeth Tarango, Aby Garcia and Getsy Chavira , Gruver FCCLA
 One Text Could Wreck It All - Ady Garcia and Lupita Melendez, Gruver FCCLA






Region 1 Officers – Icela, Lizbeth, Allie & Madison. Lizbeth – peer leadership at its best!!! FCCLA members connecting!!!

Opening ceremony! Ady and Lupita making a difference in student lives. Allie and Antolina .
10/15/15 > Texas Engineering Foundation Scholarship
Texas Engineering Foundation Scholarship

10/13/15 > Apples in Kinder
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Apples_in_Kinder.pdf
10/13/15 > Elementary 1st Six Weeks Honor Roll
Please see attachment.

10/13/15 > 4H Scholarship Flyer
The flyer with information about the 2016 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Workshop is attached along with important dates. This information is also posted on the District 1 website: http://d14-h.tamu.edu/about-2/2014-scholarship-information/

10/12/15 > ACT Bootcamp
Gruver High School sent sixteen students to the ACT Boot Camp in Stratford on October 6th. Barbara Cramer from Test Prep Seminars conducted the day long boot camp for students. The students worked hard and had exceptional results. Out of approximately 100 students, 91% of the students rated the seminar an "A", and many of the comments centered around;
'Time management tips were the best',
'I feel more confident because I know what is on the test. Now I know what to study',
'I did not know what to expect, now I feel less stressed’
Also, the students self-reported their scores from their first drill to the second drill, after learning the English tips, 78% improved by an average of 4.2 points- Huge in the ACT world! Throughout the day, Mrs. Cramer challenged the students to make notes on their Plan of Action, regarding the areas that they did not do well. She repeatedly told the students that when they work on the plan, they see the difference it makes in their score performance!
Great job to our 16 students who attended the camp. They were very well behaved and worked very hard throughout the day.
10/12/15 > XIT Rural Telephone Scholarship
XIT Rural Telephone Scholarship

10/09/15 > GISD Shutterfly Site
FYI Parents: There is a Gruver ISD Shutterfly Account: https://gruverisdgreyhounds.shutterfly.com/ Pictures are uploaded to this site throughout the year. To be able to save and order pictures, you need to have a Shutterfly account. The links to this account are also available on each campus’s home page at www.gruverisd.net.
10/09/15 > JH UIL Update
Even though the annual District UIL Academic contest is over a month away, the staff and students at Gruver JH are working diligently to prepare for it. Gruver has been blessed to have won the contest for several years in a row, but we all know how difficult it will be to again repeat as champions. Booker, WT, Sunray, Stratford, and Canadian will all have a say in this year's results, and several of the schools outnumber us in enrollment by a large margin. Be that as it may, our kids and UIL coaches are always up for a challenge! Here are the coaches and the events that they are working on this year:

Mrs. Bevill -- 5th-6th Oral Reading; 5th-6th Ready Writing
Mrs. Robinson and Mr. Muller -- 5th-8th Music Memory
Mrs. Gumfory -- 5th-6th Spelling
Mrs. Haynes -- 5th-6th Art Smart; Social Studies; Maps, Graphs, and Charts
Coach Brockman -- 5th-6th Number Sense; 6th Math; 6th Calculator; 6th-8th Chess
Mrs. Thompson -- 5th-8th Dictionary Skills; 7th-8th Modern Oratory
Mrs. Glass -- 5th-8th Listening Skills
Mrs. Adams -- 6th Impromptu; 6th Modern Oratory
Mrs. Seagler -- 7th-8th Ready Writing; Modern Oratory; Oral Reading; Editorial Writing
Mrs. Babbs -- 7th-8th Math; Calculator; Number Sense
Mrs. Ralston -- 7th-8th Spelling
Mrs. Stewart -- 7th-8th Science
Coach Morrison -- 7th-8th Social Studies; Maps, Graphs, and Charts
Mrs. Shapley -- 7th-8th Impromptu Speaking
Mrs. Juarez -- 7th-8th Grade Art Smart

What makes our "reign" as champions even more impressive is that we do NOT have a built-in UIL study time! Our teachers and students come in early, work during lunch, etc... just to find time to get in their extra work. By the way, our staff does not receive any extra stipend or incentive, other than they are competitors and take a real pride in what they do and how well their students do! It's an awesome thing to witness and, win or lose, we should all be grateful for what they, staff and students alike, do for our school!



Note: Gruver is hosting the speaking events here in Gruver on November 10 at 4:00 p.m., while the remaining events will take place on Friday, November 13 at Frank Phillips College.



Wade Callaway
Principal
Gruver Jr. High School
806-733-2081 (office)
806-679-3788 (cell)
806-733-5523 (fax)
www.gruverisd.net
10/09/15 > JH Citizens of the Six Weeks
Once again, Gruver Jr. High School recognized four students - one in each grade - who were observed by staff as going "above and beyond".
Each student was presented with a certificate and a "free homework pass". Great job!!


from left to right: Faith Olsen, Saxie Ralston, Luke Davis, Lexie Moreno
10/09/15 > Blackout Pep Rally
Today is our Annual Blackout Pep Rally! It’ll be at 3:00 in the Old Varsity Gym. See you there!
10/09/15 > Officer Appreciation Day
Please see attachment

10/08/15 > JH Honor Roll
Please see attached

10/07/15 > FFA Combined Fundraiser
Gruver FFA Fundraiser

It is that time of year again and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support each year during our fundraisers. We will be doing both the annual meat and fruit fundraiser as one this year starting today October 7, 2015 and it will end on October 20th. Gruver FFA knows that during this time of the year each organization asks a lot from the community and we all appreciate you. The profit from this fundraiser each year goes into our local FFA activity account and is used to help support activities the chapter participates in each year.

We also have committed to doing a scholarship fund for the FFA and Agricultural Science students at Gruver ISD. The Dennis Stedje Memorial FFA Scholarship fund was started 14 years ago and awards a top 4 year student of the Gruver FFA and Agricultural Science program. I will give you a little bit of background on how this began. I personally was a scholarship recipient of the Kathy Stedje Memorial Livestock Judging Scholarship at OPSU. With this scholarship I was able to help pay for part of my tuition. When I started teaching here I wanted to implement something that not only helped educate students but helped them financially. I was fortunate enough to meet Dennis during college and know how committed he was to livestock judging but most importantly giving back to youth. At this time we have given over $10,000.00 in scholarships and I truly hope that this will continue to grow. This fundraising money helps support this ongoing commitment to our most important crop, youth.

A neat part of this fundraiser is that the company that we use is managed by a Gruver graduate, Justin Armes. Scott Stedje, Dennis’ son, is also a representative for this company. Not only does this fundraiser help support our youth, but it has a Gruver connection. Again, thank you for your support.

Meat Products:
Spiral Sliced Ham- $30
The Original Hunter Pack- $27
Peppered Turkey Breast- $23
Smoked Turkey- $30
Smoked Pit Ham- $27
Smoked Sausage Links- $17
“Lil” Porkies- $16
Whole Hog Pork Patties- $18
Smoked Peppered Bacon- $18
Original Smoked Bacon- $18
Chicken Tenders- $23
Chicken Fajitas- $17
Beef Fajitas- $21
Fiesta Pak Pork Tamales- $21
Pork Tamales-$21
Bacon Blast-$21
Pecan Cobbler- $15
Pizza Kit- $16
Holiday Sampler- $21

Fruit Products:
Gift Fruit Basket- $21
Sweet & Juicy Anjou Pears $21
Extra Fancy Red Delicious Apples- $20
Texas Navel Oranges- $16
Texas Red Grapefruit- $16
Mixed Fruit Pack- $19
Apples & Oranges- $20
Cheese and Sausage Combo- $17
“Lil Gems” Clementines- $ 15
Texas Mudslide Coffee- $13

Please contact a local FFA member or contact me at the numbers below.

Thanks again,



Weston Born

Gruver ISD - Agricultural Science Teacher
PO Box 747
Gruver, Texas 79040

(806) 733-2091 (office)
(806) 338-0437 (cell)
(806) 733-2596 (fax)
weston.born@gruverisd.net
10/07/15 > Marching Band Contest Information
Hello Parents, Teachers and Students,

On behalf of the Greyhound Band, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to come out and watch our Marching Band perform at the Region 1 UIL Marching Band Contest. The contest is on October 17, 2015 at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo, TX. Our Greyhounds perform at 10:45am. Please come out and support our Greyhound Marching Band.

Musically Yours,


Peter M. Muller, Jr
10/06/15 > Gruver Elementary Receives Award
Congratulations students, staff, parents, and community members!

Gruver Elementary has been selected as a Title I "High Progress Reward School. Our campus will be recognized along with the Jr. High at the Panhandle School Leaders Conference on Wednesday, October 7 at Region 16 in Amarillo.
10/06/15 > Kindergarten News
Please see attachment

10/06/15 > Mini Cheer Camp
Save the Date- October 13th
Gruver High School Cheerleading Camp

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When: Tuesday, October 13th
Where: Elementary Gym
Time: 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Who: Girls ages PK-6th Grade
Cost: $10.00
10/06/15 > Preparing for UIL Meet
Preparing for UIL Meet

Attachment:

 sheriff_glass.pdf
10/06/15 > JH & HS Basketball Schedules
Please see the attachments

10/06/15 > Flu Shots
Flu shots will be offered for GISD staff and students on Friday, October 16th from 12:00 to 3:30 in the High School Commons. Contact Sahala Gaillard in the School Nurse’s Office for more information at 806-733-5415.
10/05/15 > High School Open House
High School Open House will be Tuesday, October 6th, at 6:00 pm. Parents will meet in the commons at 6:00.
10/05/15 > JH Receives Title I Recognition
Gruver JH has been selected as BOTH a Title I "High Progress" and a Title I "High Performing" Reward School. Our campus will be recognized at the Panhandle School Leaders Conference on Wednesday, October 7 at Region 16 in Amarillo, Texas.

Way to go GJHS staff and students!!!
9/30/15 > PICTURE DAY!
Thursday, October 1st is PICTURE DAY! Don’t Forget! PK-11th will be taking their yearbook picture, as well as Faculty & Staff. SENIORS and Senior Sponsors will be taking their formal picture. Lifetouch provides a jacket, white shirt and tie for boys, if they don’t have those. Also, Seniors will be taking their class picture at 8:15a.m. at the school farm. They need to come to school wearing their jeans and black t-shirts.
9/30/15 > PTO Meeting
Reminder:
PTO will be meeting at 3:45 on Wednesday, September 30th in the teacher’s lounge to discuss the Halloween Carnival.
9/30/15 > Cross Country Update
This past weekend Coach Davis and Coach Winger took our JV Cross Country, JR. High Cross Country, Off Season Basketball and Softball girls and about 25 extra students to Amarillo to run in The Race for The Cure. In all I think we had about 48 runners. We can be very proud of our kids, they did a great job running for a great cause, and representing our community. After the race we loaded up on the bus and took the kids to the mall to let them shop and get something to eat and then headed home. Once again we can be very proud of our "Gruver Kids" they did a great job.


On Tuesday Sept. 29th our Jr. High Cross Country girls went up to Guymon and ran in "Cross Country Rattlesnake Run". Marlie Kelp came in 8th, followed by Calissa Childers, Kari Whitehead, Hope Truitt, Grace Adams and Kearstin Babbs. There was a total of 104 runners and we placed 7th as a team. The girls are running better each meet and starting to see the improvement. This is a good little group and I really appreciate their how hard they have been working. Thanks to the parents that are able to come and watch the meets, and for getting your kids to workouts.
The Jr. High girls will run on Oct. 10 at Spearman (Out at the Lake) and then District on the 19th at Spearman (Out at the Lake again). Thanks again for all of the support.
9/30/15 > Gruver Jr. High excels on STAAR testing!
The results of the Spring 2015 STAAR testing are out, and we wanted to share the success that Gruver Jr. High achieved. The students, assisted by our awesome teachers and staff, "met standard" on all four indices set forth by the state of Texas: 1) Student Achievement; 2) Student Progress; 3) Closing Performance Gaps; and 4) Post-secondary Readiness.

Furthermore, GJHS received an incredible six out of seven "stars" for "Academic Achievement". The six areas of distinction in which GJHS were recognized are: 1) Reading/ELA; 2) Mathematics; 3) Social Studies; 4) Top 25 Percent Student Progress; 5) Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps; and 6) Post-secondary Readiness. The only area in which Gruver JH failed to receive recognition was in Science.

We missed the Science Distinction Designation by a single point! Bear in mind, our 7th and 8th grade Science classes are also the one area in which we have seen the most turnover; in fact, Mrs. Stewart (in her first year this year) is the fifth Science teacher our building has seen in the past seven years. We are excited about the stability that Mrs. Stewart could bring to that subject! She and Mrs. Glass, along with assistance from Mrs. Davis in the HS, are making a great team in the JH Science Department!

If you click on the attachments included in this e-mail, you will also see that Gruver JH School was ranked among 40 other schools around the state that have similar in size, makeup, etc... GJHS ranked tied at #5 in "Top 25% Students Progress" and ranked tied for #4 in "Top 25% in Closing Student Gaps"! To see more information regarding our school's performance, please refer to the aforementioned attachments.

Be sure and encourage ALL of the teachers and students in our district for the GREAT job they do, and thank YOU for your support and interest in our schools!

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9/30/15 > News
please see attachment

Attachment:

 Octopus_Stew.pdf
9/30/15 > Junior High Pep Rallies
Correction to the Sunray game.

We just wanted to clarify when we (the JR. HIGH) will have Pep Rallies, and when we will have Send Offs. We also wanted to remind everyone about the next couple of games, as there has been some confusion. Finally, there is a summary of the remaining football schedule, including Pep Rallies/Send Offs, below.

First, the Jr. High will have PEP RALLIES at 2:00 PM (usually) in the old Varsity Gym for every HOME game. We will only be having SEND OFFS for every AWAY game. The Send Offs will be in front of the Jr. High building at 2:00 PM and they will be very brief. So, for example, today (Thursday) we are hosting county-rival Spearman at 5:00 PM. As a result, we will have a Pep Rally at 2:00 PM; HOWEVER, today's Pep Rally will be held at the Football Field. The Varsity and Junior Varsity are "Open" this week, but NOT the Jr. High.


Below is a rundown of the remainder of the Jr. High football season, including pep rallies/send offs:

Oct. 1 --- Here vs. Spearman (Pep Rally at 2:00 PM at the Football Field)

Oct. 8 ---- AT Sunray (Send Off at 2:00 PM in front of the JH)

Oct. 15 --- AT Canadian (Send Off at 2:00 PM in front of the JH)

Oct. 22 --- Here vs. Claude (Pep Rally at 2:00 PM in the old Varsity Gym)

Oct. 29 --- Here vs. Wheeler (Pep Rally at 2:00 PM in the old Varsity Gym)

Nov. 5 --- AT Shamrock (Send Off at 2:00 PM in front of the JH)


Thank you for your support, and please call if you have any questions!
9/24/15 > Senior Pics- October 1st
Parents,

Formal portraits for Seniors of 2016 will be taken October 1st. Lifetouch does provide a jacket, shirt and tie for boys, but if they would rather bring their own that is great. Girls will be pictured in a black top or dress. These pictures will be used for the class panel that is hung in the high school for years to come.

The seniors will also be taking a group photo in the corn field at the school farm. They will need to wear a SOLID, BLACK shirt and jeans for this photo.
9/24/15 > Elementary School Pics- October 1st
Parents- You have an option to pre-order online
Gruver Elementary School
Picture Day: Thursday, October 1
Picture Day ID: GE205182Y0
Picture Day is Thursday, October 1.
Be prepared by ordering online at mylifetouch.com
• No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online
• See more options available online
• Use credit card or PayPal on our secure site
Pedidos en español disponibles por internet. ¡Encarga hoy en mylifetouch.com!

Go to mylifetouch.com
9/24/15 > Junior High Pics- October 1st
Parents- You have an option to pre-order online
Gruver Junior High School
Picture Day: Thursday, October 1
Picture Day ID: GE205178Y0
Picture Day is Thursday, October 1.
Be prepared by ordering online at mylifetouch.com
• No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online
• See more options available online
• Use credit card or PayPal on our secure site
Pedidos en español disponibles por internet. ¡Encarga hoy en mylifetouch.com!

Go to mylifetouch.com
9/24/15 > High School Pics- October 1st
Parents- You have an option to pre-order online
Gruver High School School
Picture Day: Thursday, October 1
Picture Day ID: GE205183Y0
Picture Day is Thursday, October 1.
Be prepared by ordering online at mylifetouch.com
• No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online
• See more options available online
• Use credit card or PayPal on our secure site
Pedidos en español disponibles por internet. ¡Encarga hoy en mylifetouch.com!

Go to mylifetouch.com
9/24/15 > Friday Pep Rally
The Gruver Greyhounds are hosting the Highland Park Hornets tomorrow night. Join us Friday (9/25) at 3:00 in the Old Varsity Gym for a pep rally to cheer on our football team!

GHS Cheerleaders
9/23/15 > News From Kinder
Please see attached

9/22/15 > Zak's Cheese Sale
The Gruver FCCLA kicked off its annual ZAK’S Cheese Sale on September 15th. Student orders have to be turned in by Monday, October 5th. The products will be delivered the week of November 2-6. Please see any FCCLA member to make a purchase. Items include:
 12 oz. String Cheese
 12 oz. Summer Sausage
 22 oz. Cheddar Cheese
 22 oz. Jalapeno Cheese
 22 oz. Ranch Cheese
 22 oz. Salami Cheese
 Triple Treat Gift Box
 Family Favorites Gift Box
 8 oz. Fudge with Nuts
 8 oz. Fudge, plain
 8 oz. Peanut Brittle
 12 oz. Mints
 5 oz. Summer Stix
 10 oz. Honey Crisp Peanuts
 18 cup Popcorn – Caramel, Cheddar, Popcorn Ball, Red Hot or Toffee flavors
The money earned from this sale will be used by the GHS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) for scholarships and activities throughout the school year. Thanks for supporting the Gruver FCCLA. If you would like to place an order and have not been contacted, please call Cherri Sherrill, FCCLA Advisor at GHS at 806-733-2477.
9/18/15 > FCCLA and FFA Cookout
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and FFA members gathered in the park on Tuesday, September 15th for the annual “Hotdog Cookout.” Good food and fellowship was enjoyed by all.
9/17/15 > Gingerbread Hunt
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Gingerbread_Hunt.pdf
9/17/15 > Gruver FFA Meeting
Gruver FFA will be having a mandatory stock show project meeting for all FFA members including Junior FFA members and parents. The meeting will be held on September 21, 2015 in the Agricultural Education building at 7:30 PM. During this meeting we will be discussing daily care of swine projects, animal health, feeding and guidelines for stock show projects. Nick Slough from Gruver Ag Supply will be in attendance to discuss the products that he will have on hand locally. At this meeting exhibitors or parents will need to designate how many swine validation tags they will need for this year’s projects. The county will state validate all swine projects this year and the swine validation committee must have a total number to be ordered no later than Monday evening. This year’s tags will cost the exhibitor $12/tag; this increase comes from the increase cost of the state tags. Junior FFA dues will also cost $25/child for students younger than 9th grade. 8th grade students that are enrolled in agricultural science classes will not be charged a junior FFA due as they are on the active Texas FFA roster. If you have questions please do not hesitate to call or email the agricultural education office. I will also answer questions via text or by voice at the cell number below. I look forward to seeing all of you on September 21st!
9/17/15 > JH Pep Rally
The Junior High Cheerleaders will be revving up the crowd in the old Varsity Gym TODAY at 2:00 pm in hopes of motivating the Hounds as they square off against the Broncos of Clarendon here, at Greyhound Stadium, at 5:00 PM tonight. Please come out and show your Greyhound Spirit!!
9/17/15 > TRE and Bond Town meetings
The attachment is a list of town meetings about the upcoming TRE (Tax Ratification Election) and the Capital Improvement Bond.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

9/17/15 > JH Open House
JR. HIGH OPEN HOUSE:

On Tuesday, September 22nd, Gruver Jr. High School will be having its annual "Open House" from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. There will be two brief meetings, both held in the Library and both covering the same information. The first meeting will begin at 6:30 PM, while the second meeting will begin at 7:00 PM for any parents unable to make the previous one. A translator will be present at both meetings.

Parents are encouraged to: a) listen to the first meeting and then go visit with their child's teachers; b) visit with the teachers and then go to the 7:00 PM meeting; OR go to the late meeting and then briefly have a chance to visit with any instructor(s) they would like to see.


TRE/BOND ELECTION MEETING:

Prior to "Open House", Troy Seagler, GISD Superintendent, will speak to the GJHS faculty and staff AND any parents or community members that would like to attend. This meeting will also be held in the Library, and in it, Mr. Seagler will go into detail the information regarding the community's upcoming Tax Ratification Election (TRE) and Bond Election. The TRE/Bond Election meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.



See you there!!
9/16/15 > GHS Businessman vs Hobo
GHS Businessman vs Hobo

Attachment:

 GHS.docx
9/16/15 > JHXC at Spearman
Our JH girls ran at the Spearman CC Meet this weekend and ran very well. Marlie Kelp came in 9th, followed by Kari Whitehead in 11th, Hope Truitt 21st,Grace Adams 22nd and Kearstin Babbs 23rd. (Calissa Childers stayed home due to sickness) As a team they finished 4th. I 'am very proud of these girls, they have been working very hard and it is starting to show in their races. We are Proud of our JH "HOUND PACK" A special THANKS to all the parents for bringing the girls up for morning workouts and coming to watch the girls run.The JH girls will run on Sept. 26 in Amarillo for "The Race For the Cure"
Thanks for your support
Coach Davis
9/16/15 > Wendy's Heisman Scholarship
Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

Due date to apply: 10/2/2015

https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com
9/14/15 > HS Homecoming Dress Up Day Winners
Homecoming 2015 High School Dress Up Day Winners

Attachment:

 Homecoming_2015.docx
9/14/15 > more HS Homecoming Week Winners
9/14/15 > Tacky Tourist VS Duck Dynasty Winners for High School
Tacky Tourist VS Duck Dynasty Winners for High School

9/14/15 > Disney Vs Marvel Winners For High School

Attachment:

 Disney_Vs.docx
9/14/15 > Spirit Day Winners for High School
Spirit Day Winners for High School

Attachment:

 Spirit_Day.docx
9/14/15 > Pickup/Drop Off Area
Gruver ISD Community,

We have designed a way to pick up and drop off students before and after school to reduce traffic and hopefully avoid an accident. Parents must pick up and drop off their children in front of the Junior High at the designated area. PLEASE DO NOT drop your children off behind the elementary or Junior High because this is the area where the buses drop off kids. We had a “close” call earlier this year when a student ran in front of the school bus as the bus was leaving.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our kids safe!
9/11/15 > Race for the Cure
It is time again for our annual participation in the Race for the Cure in Amarillo. The race will be held this year on September 26th in downtown Amarillo. Gruver ISD has teamed up with the great community of Gruver over the past 10 years to raise over $15,000 for breast cancer awareness. We would like to invite anyone that wants to join our team, if that be to participate in the race, sleep in for the cure, donate to the cause or sponsor a kid in the race, to please do so. The deadline to register under Gruver High School is next Friday, September 18th by noon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Morrison or Coach Lankford.

Thanks again for all that you do for our school and community!!! Simply the best!!!
9/11/15 > Revised Football Schedule
Changes have been made to the JV schedule.

9/10/15 > Parent Night at Gruver Elementary
Gruver Elementary Parent Night 2015

September 14th:
5:30 – Kindergarten
6:15 – 1st Grade
7:00 – 4th Grade

September 15th:
5:30 – PK
6:15 – 3rd Grade
7:00 – 2nd Grade

*Childcare will be provided*

If you are not able to attend at the time listed, please contact your child’s teacher to set up a time to meet with her individually. Can’t wait to see you there!




Gruver Elementaria Noche de Padres 2015

Septiembre 14:
5:30 – Kindergarten
6:15 – 1ro Grado
7:00 – 4to Grado

Septiembre 15:
5:30 – PK
6:15 – 3ro Grado
7:00 – 2do Grado

*Se proveera cuidado de niños*

Si usted no puede asistir en el tiempo anotado en la lista, favor de contactar a la maestra de su niño/a para hacer una junta individual con ella. Espero en verlos alli!
9/10/15 > ACT Bootcamp
Stratford Guests Only ACT 2015 Bootcamp Flyer

9/10/15 > Board Minutes
Please see attached

9/09/15 > Lowe's Receipts
The Gruver Elementary School is participating in the Lowes Education Tapes for Education again this year. Thank you for your past support and please continue to help our school earn credit free education supplies by saving your receipts from any Lowe’s. Our collection boxes are located in the Elementary School lobby, as well as City Hall, the City Library, Night and Day Salon and Shear Style.

The collection boxes will be open from August 17, 2015-March 31, 2016.

Thank you for your support,
9/09/15 > Teddy Bear Picnic
Please see attachment.

9/08/15 > PTO Meeting
Reminder:
PTO will have our first meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 9th in the elementary teacher’s lounge at 3:45pm. We hope to see you there!!!
9/08/15 > Red Ribbon- Day 5
Celebrating Making Healthy Choices
"Wherever you go...choose to be drug free"

Attachment:

 Red_Ribbon_day_5.pdf
9/08/15 > Red Ribbon- Day 5 Winners
The final day of "Red Ribbon Week" allowed our students to show off their Greyhound "Red, Black, and White" spirit. Nearly every student (if not every student) wore some combination of these colors. A special "thanks" to Mrs. Glass and Mrs. Whitehead for organizing "Red Ribbon Week". They always do a great job!

Please see the attachment to see today's winners! Also, below is a link on which you can click in order to read more about "Red Ribbon Week".


http://redribbon.org/

9/08/15 > Race for the Cure Packet
Once again, Gruver XC and Gruver schools will be participating and raising valuable money for a very worthy cause called the Race For The Cure! We are excited about the opportunity to support such an outstanding organization such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Attached you will find out how to sign up for and help raise funds for the upcoming race. Please take the time to look over this information and get signed up to support! As always, your help is very much appreciated!!!! Thanks for the being the best little town in the state!!! Any questions, please don’t hesitate to call either Coach Morrison or Coach Lankford.

Trent Lankford
Head Coach
Lady Hound Basketball
Assistant XC/Track
806-206-2942 (cell)
"If you focus on results, you'll never change. If you focus on change, you'll get results."

Attachment:

 RTFC_packet.pdf
9/03/15 > 2015 Red Ribbon Week- Day 1 Winners
Every year, during Homecoming Week, GISD participates in "Red Ribbon Week". It is a week of dressing up, contests, etc..., BUT most importantly, it is a week to remind students to stay away from drugs and to make great choices in life. Today's dress-up day was "Wall Street".

Please see the attached document regarding today's dress-up winners! They were: Ridge Holland; Payton Glass; Meny Trejo; Mia Salcedo; Laura Borunda; Zail Barraza; Nick Johnson and McKendree Dick.

9/03/15 > Red Ribbon- Day 2
Celebrating Making Healthy Choices
"Duck Dynasty vs. Tacky Tourist"

Attachment:

 Red_ribbon_day_2.pdf
9/03/15 > Red Ribbon Week- Day 2 Winners
Day 2 of Red Ribbon Week saw no shortage of masquerading middle schoolers! The theme for Tuesday was "Louisiana: Duck Dynasty vs. Tacky Tourist". Please click on the attachment to see our awesome winners!

9/03/15 > Red Ribbon- Day 1
Celebrating Making Healthy Choices! Believe, Achieve, Succeed...Be Drug Free!

9/03/15 > Red Ribbon- Day 3
Celebrating making healthy choices!
"Wherever you go...be drug free!"

Attachment:

 Red_Ribbon_day_3.pdf
9/03/15 > Red Ribbon Week- Day 3 Winners
Wednesday saw heroes and villains of all shapes and sizes descend upon GISD. It was day three of Red Ribbon Week and the theme for Wednesday was "California Theme Parks". Teachers and staff were encouraged to dress like their favorite Superhero or Villain. The results were amazing! Please see for yourself by viewing the attached document.

Have a great day!

9/03/15 > Junior High Open House
We want to invite every parent of every Gruver Jr. High School student to take part in our annual "Open House" event. This year, are having "Open House" on Tuesday, September 22 from 6:30 PM. to 7:30 PM.

There will be TWO separate meetings for the parents, both of which will be held in the Jr. High Library. The first meeting will begin at 6:30 PM., while a later meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. Both meetings will include the same information and will have a translator present. You need only to attend one meeting.

The remainder of the time, we strongly encourage you, the parent, to visit with your child's/children's teachers. The primary purpose of "Open House" is to help facilitate a closer relationship between school and family so that communication can occur at a higher level.

Please contact the office if you have any questions. See you there!!
9/03/15 > Red Ribbon- Day 4
Celebrating Making Healthy Choices
"Wherever you do...choose to be drug-free!"
9/03/15 > Red Ribbon Week- Day 4 Winners
Today we had a large number of students displaying their school spirit for their favorite college or university. Once again, we had some outstanding entries and it was, once again, very difficult for the judges to decide. At the "end of the day" the judges selected the following students: Alyzabeth Taylor; Mason Gibson; Leo Harper; Javier Tarango; Bailey Glass; Rudy Acosta; Hunter Haynes and Calissa Childers. Great job!

(Please see the attachment for the photo and more information)

9/03/15 > Homecoming Pep Rally
Come join us in the Old Gym this Friday at 3:00 to celebrate with our Homecoming pep rally! We will announce the winners of the homecoming games for the High School! Join us to cheer on our Greyhounds against the Boys Ranch Roughriders!

Don’t miss it!

GHS Cheerleaders
8/28/15 > Booster Shirts - Last Order
An order form is attached for the 2015-2016 Booster Club Shirt and Yard Signs. This will be the LAST order on the shirts and Yard Signs. Orders are due Wednesday, September 2nd by 3:30p.m. to the campus secretaries.

Go Hounds!

8/28/15 > Pep Rally Friday
Please join us today at 3:00 in the Old Varsity gym to kick off our season opener against West Texas tonight!

GHS Cheerleaders
8/28/15 > New Elementary Staff
Gruver Elementary would like to welcome Melodie Kelp to our staff. Mrs. Kelp grew up in Spearman and graduated from WTAMU. She married Khris Kelp and began teaching at New Deal. She taught there for 6 years, and then stayed home to raise their 3 children. After four years of being a stay-at-home mom, the family moved to Spearman where she taught first grade for 8 years. Two years ago, the Kelps moved to Gruver and this year, Mrs. Kelp will be working with our Special Education and Reading Recovery students. We are extremely excited to have her join our Greyhound team.
8/28/15 > Thank You
The 7th and 8th grade math classes and Mrs. Babbs would like to thank Trisha Fitzgearld from Gruver State Bank for providing a personal financial literacy program for our students today. This six weeks, these students will be learning to record withdrawals and deposits in a check register, to write checks and keep a record of their daily account balance, and to manage personal funds.
Thank you Mrs. Fitzgearld and Gruver State Bank for enhancing and fostering our learning!!
8/26/15 > XC Shirt LAST Order
Attached is an order form for the 2015 XC Shirt. This will be the last order placed for this shirt. Order forms are due to the JH Office by Noon Friday, August 28th.

Attachment:

 XC_Shirt.pdf
8/26/15 > Homecoming Candidates 2015
The 2015 Homecoming Queen Candidates are Kennedy King, Hadlee Spivey, and Ella Speck. Congratulations!

8/25/15 > Meet the Hounds
Meet the Hounds is TONIGHT, Tuesday, August 25th at 6:30p.m. at the Football Field! The Booster Club will be selling this year’s PRIDE shirt and taking orders on yard signs. There will also be a parent meeting immediately after Meet the Hounds to get organized for the upcoming year. ***GO HOUNDS***
8/20/15 > Today's Scrimmaged moved to Amarillo High
Tomorrow's Football scrimmage vs. Memphis has been moved. It will now be at Amarillo High School starting at 5:00. Varsity will go first.
8/20/15 > Board Minutes
See Attached

8/20/15 > Meet Your Teacher
Sorry for the late notice, but Meet Your Teacher's time has been changed to 8:30-9:30 tomorrow so that staff and community members may attend a funeral.
8/18/15 > 2015 Revised Football Schedule
Please see attached

8/17/15 > Homecoming Theme 2015
Homecoming 2015
Theme: Road Trip to State

First we will travel to…

Monday – New York (Wall Street)
Businessman vs. Hobo
Dress to impress for a day of business or dress like a Central Park hobo
Tuesday – Louisiana
Tacky Tourist vs. Duck Dynasty
Bring your camera and fanny pack to dress like a tourist or dress in camo and get ready for the hunt
Wednesday – California (Theme Parks)
Disney Vs. Marvel
Dress as your favorite Disney hero, character or princess or dress as your favorite Marvel superhero or character
Thursday – U.S.A. (FAVORITE College/University)
Sorority vs. Athlete
Dress to support your favorite college (hats, jerseys, etc.)
Friday – Texas – “Where BEST State Champions are crowned” (Spirit Day)
Wear red and black to show Gruver spirit and pride
8/16/15 > Greyhound Booster Shirts & Yard Signs
The Greyhound Booster shirts are HERE! Come by Mrs. Irwin’s classroom located at the North side of the High School to buy yours! Shirts will be sold from the classroom:

Friday, August 10th from 1p.m.-3p.m.
Monday, August 17th from 10a.m.-Noon and 1p.m.-3p.m.
Thursday, August 20th from 10a.m.-Noon and 1p.m.-3p.m.
Friday, August 21st from 10a.m.-Noon and 1p.m.-3p.m.

Short Sleeve $10.00 – Long Sleeve $15.00 – Sweatshirt $20.00 – Hoodie $25.00 (add $2 for 2xl/$3 for 3xl/$4 for 4xl

After those dates, they will be sold at “Meet the Hounds”, August 25th and then the first couple home football games.


Yard Signs may also be ordered this year for HS Athletes. An order form is attached and Tracy Smith is in charge of those.

Thank you and GO HOUNDS GO!

8/16/15 > Senior Parent Meeting
ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS:
We will be having a senior parent meeting on Tuesday (8/25) at 6:00 p.m. (just prior to “Meet the Hounds”) in the HS Commons area to discuss football concession stand. We would greatly appreciate it if you could attend.

Thank you,
Senior class sponsors


ATENCIÓN PADRES DE GRADUADOS:
Vamos a tener una reunión de padres de alto nivel el Martes (08/25) a las 6:00 pm (antes de "Meet the Hounds") en el Commons para discutir el puesto de comida de fútbol. Agradeceríamos si pudiera asistir.

Gracias,
Patrocinadores de los graduados
8/16/15 > Elementary School Supply List
Please see attached

8/16/15 > News From Elementary
Gruver Elementary News

Registration for new students will be Friday, August 14th, from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization record, and withdrawal form from the previous school.

Friday, August 21st, parents and students are invited to a “Meet Your Teacher” time from 10:00-11:30. Please bring your school supplies and be ready to fill out registration paperwork. Class lists will be posted on the computer lab windows. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Noticias Gruver Elementaria

Registraciones para nuevos estudiantes seran el Viernes 14 de Agosto de 9:00-12:00 y de 1:00-3:00. Favor de traer certificado de nacimiento del nino/a, tarjeta de seguro social, tarjeta o cartilla de vacunas, y forma de retiro de la escuela previa.

Viernes 21 de Agosto, padres y estudiantes estan invitados a "Conoser A Su Maestra" horario es de 10:00-11:30. Favor de traer sus utiles escolares y estar listos para llenar el papeleo de registracion. La lista de clases esta puesta en la ventana de el cuarto de Computadoras. Nos gustaria que todos asistan.
8/13/15 > 5K Registration
See attached

Attachment:

 5K_Glowrun.pdf
8/07/15 > 2015 XC Shirt
Order your 2015 XC Shirt by Wednesday, August 12th! Order form is attached!

Attachment:

 XC_Shirt.pdf
8/05/15 > High School Supply List 2015-2015
Please see attached

8/05/15 > GHS Registration
GHS New School Registration will be Friday, August 14th from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

GHS Schedule Pick Up for Juniors and Seniors will be on Monday, August 17th from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

GHS Schedule Pick Up for Freshmen and Sophomores will be on Tuesday, August 18th from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

All schedule changes must be completed by Noon on Wednesday, August 19th.
8/04/15 > Gruver JH School Supply List
August is upon us and school is right around the corner. Here is this year's supply list. Thank you and have a great rest of the summer!

8/04/15 > ACT Registration
Anyone planning on taking the ACT in September here in Gruver will need to go ahead and sign up if you have not done so already. Deadline for the September ACT administration is this Friday, August 7th. If you need help singing up please contact me at 733-5111.
8/04/15 > Extra Curricular Drug Testing
On Thursday, August 6th, GISD will be testing the following groups of students.

High School Football - 7:30 a.m. in the Field House
High School Cross Country - 8:30 a.m. in the High School Commons
Marching Band - 8:30 a.m. in the High School Commons

Students must have the signed permission slip turned in before testing.
8/04/15 > Greyhound Booster Shirt for 2015
The 2015 Greyhound Booster Shirt is ***COMING SOON***
The shirts are Charcoal Heather and will be available in:
Short Sleeve $10
Long Sleeve $15
Crewneck Sweatshirt $20
Hoodie Sweatshirt $25

Don't miss out on your Greyhound Pride shirt!

7/21/15 > 2015-2016 GISD Revised Calendar
Please see the attachment for the revised 2015-2016 Gruver ISD Calendar.

7/21/15 > Two $2500 Scholarships available from Storage.com
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7/14/15 > Greyhound Football Camp
The Greyhound Football Camp will be held on July 28th & 29th. A registration form is attached. Forms are due on July 21st to guarantee a shirt at camp. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Coach Felderhoff at 806-736-0203.

7/14/15 > School Immunizations
Please see attached

7/07/15 > FASFA Completion Amarillo
Good morning Texas Panhandle!

I am writing to share information about an upcoming event and to ask your help in spreading the word. Amarillo College will be hosting a FAFSA completion event on campus July 15, and TG will be providing food, door prizes and chances to win scholarship money! Students and parents are encouraged to come out and get assistance completing the FAFSA from financial aid professionals.

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY INTEND TO GO TO COLLEGE!!! They DO NOT have to attend or plan to attend Amarillo College to come and participate in this event!

Attached is a flyer with details about the event. Questions should be addressed to Donna Boutwell (below).

7/07/15 > June 10th Regular Board Meeting Minutes
Please see attached board minutes

6/16/15 > All-District Baseball Team News
The All-District baseball team for District 1-AA has been announced.

Below are the Gruver players that received All-District honors.

1st Team:
Anthony Montano
Jordan Seay

2nd Team:
LC Perez
Ulysses Garcia
Cole Logsdon

Honorable Mention:
Ben Book
Brandon Watson
6/10/15 > Houndball Shootout
Houndball Summer Shootout is this Thursday - Saturday.

Varsity will play on Thursday & Friday. JV & JH will play on Saturday.

Admission is $3 for adults & $2 for students.

A concession stand featuring brisket sandwiches will be available.

A schedule is attached.

6/08/15 > Hands on FASFA Event
Amarillo College will host a FAFSA event on July 15 from 9a to 7p on the Washington Street campus. This is a wonderful opportunity for seniors who have just graduated from high school to get additional help if they have already completed their FAFSA or to obtain help in completing the FAFSA if they have not already done so. Parents are welcome as well. Students do not have to be attending Amarillo College this fall in order to receive help.
For additional information, please contact Kelly Prater, Director of Financial Aid/Amarillo College, at 806.371.5311 or K0151162@actx.edu.


Wendy Branstine
Migrant College Access Specialist
Region 16 ESC
806.677.5157 office
806.677.5161 fax
Or VoIP Participating Districts at 5157
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5/29/15 > New JH Science Teacher
Gruver Jr. High School's newest hire is certainly no stranger to Gruver, nor to the Jr. High. If you see Brooke Stewart, please congratulate her, as she is our new 7th and 8th Grade Science teacher. A native of Sudan, Texas, Brooke graduated from OPSU with a degree in Animal Science and Agribusiness. She is currently going through the "iteach" Texas program; nevertheless, because of her degree, Brooke will be considered "Highly Qualified" by our state's standards for the 2015-16 school year.

Mrs. Stewart has been employed at GISD the past two years as the Jr. High's "Special Needs" Education Aide. Because of this, Mrs. Stewart already has an established relationship with teachers and students alike. Not only will Mrs. Stewart bring energy and enthusiasm to the Science classroom (much like Coach Skarke did!), but she will -- we hope -- bring some stability to a position that will have seen five different teachers over the past seven years.

Mrs. Stewart is the wife of Gruver graduate, Wade Stewart, and they, along with their three children: Case, Ella, and Bree, should be here for a long time to come. We are excited about that prospect and look forward to having Mrs. Stewart teach our students Science!
5/29/15 > End of School celebration
Reminder for Friday:
Elementary end of school celebration will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015. Students will receive their award envelopes as a class and then go to the City Park for a picnic lunch.
School will be dismissed at 12:00 noon for the year.
5/29/15 > Dual Credit Economics Book
Principles of Macroeconomics, N. Gregory Mankiw, 6th or 7th edition, South-
Western Cengage Learning
6th edition ISBN 978-0538453066
7th edition ISBN 978-1285165912

If students go to www.saveontextbooks.net they can see where the cheapest textbook is.
5/29/15 > AR Top Readers
The following students really took their reading seriously and were the top point-earners in our Accelerated Reader program
of each of their grades. From left to right, they are: Samuel Gumfory (8th grade); Giselle Rey (7th); Ailyn Hernandez (6th);
Isabella Borunda (5th). They each accumulated over 200 points, but Ailyn Hernandez was the "cream of the crop", earning
more than 600 points! Each student was rewarded with a $50 Gift Certificate to Wal-mart from the PTO for their efforts!!


Also...two "lucky" readers were selected from all of the students who were able to get their A/R points every
Six Weeks. These winners received a $25 Gift Certificate to Wal-mart. And the winners were: Samuel Gumfory
and Bailey Glass!! Great job and thank you PTO!!


Wade Callaway
Principal
Gruver Jr. High School
806-733-2081 (office)
806-679-3788 (cell)
806-733-5523 (fax)
www.gruverisd.net
5/28/15 > Greyhound Football Camp
The Greyhound Football Camp will be held on July 28th & 29th. A registration form is attached. Forms are due on July 21st to guarantee a shirt at camp. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Coach Felderhoff at 806-736-0203.

5/28/15 > PK and K News
Please see attached

Attachment:

 Zoo_2015.pdf
5/22/15 > Elementary Track Meet Change
Due to the weather, the Lion’s Club track meet will begin at 12:00 tomorrow. Pre-k -2nd grades will run all their events and 3rd-6th grades will follow.

Debido al tiempo, las carreras y eventos de el Club de Leones (track meet) empezaran mañana a las 12:00. Pre-k asta 2do grado correran sus eventos y luego 3ro asta 6to grado seguiran.
5/22/15 > Farm Foundation Donations Needed
Please see attached flyer. Thanks for all of your continued support!

5/21/15 > Baseball Game Change
Baseball game change...Due to poor field conditions in Perryton, today's game vs. Booker will now be in STINNETT starting at 4:00.
5/20/15 > Send off Thursday
Come send off our State Bound UIL Calculator Applications competitor, Karsten Irwin and the Greyhound Baseball team to the Regional Quarterfinals! Please meet in the High School hallway this Thursday at 1:30 pm!
5/20/15 > Rocket Launch Wednesday
5th grade rocket launch will be tomorrow at 2:45 from the tennis courts. Forecast shows a clear afternoon!
5/19/15 > Athletic Banquet
Athletic Banquet is Tuesday, the 19th, at 6:30 in the First Baptist Church activity center. $10 per plate.
5/19/15 > National Police Week
This week is "National Police Week", and we wanted to express our gratitude to our local law enforcement officials for helping keep our school and community safe! As you may or may not know, we have members of the Hansford County Police Department come and walk our campuses at various times every week. They are always armed and uniformed and...they are always very friendly and professional. In addition to this, we have Baxter, the drug dog, come to our campus at least once a month. He is always a big hit with the students!

You may have noticed that the flags on our campuses are at half-mast today. The reason is that today, May 15th, is Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls is Police Week. We at Gruver ISD say "thank you" to Sherriff Tim Glass and all his officers for the service and duty! We want to thank the following for walking our halls, campuses, and community to help secure our safety:

Tim Glass
Dee Mayfield
Gene Smith
Keith Merrick
Shaun Hubbard
Darrel Scroggs
Bob Mahaffee




For more information regarding Police Week, please visit the following site: http://policeweek.org/
5/19/15 > FCCLA Update
The spring FCCLA Luncheon & Officer Installation was held on Wednesday, May 13th, in the FACS classroom. Students were treated to a gourmet hot dog bar, brownies and ice cream to celebrate the end of the school year. Six students were installed to serve in the 2015-2016 school year. Incoming officers include Lizbeth Trejo, President; Ady Garcia, VP of Finance; Lizbeth Tarango, VP of Correspondence; Abigail Trejo, VP of Records; Antolina Mendoza, VP of Programs; Lupita Melendez, VP of Membership. Getsy Chavira and Aby Garcia are alternates.
5/19/15 > New Band Director
We are sad to see Mrs. Landrum leave for Oklahoma, where her husband, Chris, was re-located. She has done a tremendous job for us and we appreciate it very much!

We are excited, nonetheless, to welcome our new Band Director: Peter Muller. He is a very energetic, enthusiastic gentleman, and will, no doubt, continue to build upon Gruver's recent successes! Here is a bit more about Mr. Muller:

Born in Carmel, NY and raised in Homestead, FL, Peter Muller received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Florida International University, where he studied French Horn. Mr. Muller received his Master's Degree in Conducting from Northern Illinois University, where he served as the director of the All-University Band. His principal conducting teachers include: Dr. Clare McElfresh, Dr. Phillip Fink, and Dr. Ronnie Wooten. While at NIU, Mr. Muller was a contributing author to "Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz" Vol.1.

After graduating from FIU, he became Director of Bands at American Heritage School in Plantation, FL. During his time at American Heritage he revived the Marching Band and Orchestra Program. Next, Mr. Muller spent six years as the Music Director at Miami Springs Sr. High School, where he taught Band, Orchestra, Choir, Piano, Guitar, and AP Music Theory. During his time at MSSH, the marching band participated in the Bands of America Regional in Orlando, FL and was a 2-time State Finalist in the Florida Marching Band Coalition State Championships.

He also served as Director of Bands at Hialeah Middle School, where his bands traveled throughout the United States performing at many Music Invitationals. Mr. Muller was also a member of the music teaching staff for The Magic Drum and Bugle Corps. Most recently, Mr. Muller has been the Director of Bands and Collaborative Learning Facilitator for Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD, a 4-A program southeast of Huntsville, Texas.
Mr. Muller will come to Gruver in 2015, and along with his wife Catherine and two stepsons (Kenny and Andy), "look forward to a long stay in Gruver ISD".


We look forward to having the Mullers in town and are excited to see what his exuberance and expertise will bring to our school and our music program!
5/19/15 > Boys Club Donation
On May 13, Dr. Bob Adams swung by the Jr. High with a check for $200, in which he and members of Gruver's "Boys Club" and "YMI" presented to our Librarian, Shawn Thompson. The boys raised the money in conjunction with a bicycle race that was held previously. A "tip of the hat" to our very own Dr. Bob for all the great things he does for our community! Great job and congrats to our young men, as well!!
5/14/15 > NJHS Induction
Please join the Junior High National Junior Honor Society on Tuesday, May 19th at 11:15 a.m. in the auditorium as they induct the 2014-2015 members.
5/14/15 > Junior Parent Meeting
A Junior parent meeting will be held in the New Gym at 6:00 on May 26. This meeting will cover the following information: applying for scholarships, applying for college, and filling out the FAFSA (Federal Student Aid). Junior students are encouraged to attend as well.
5/14/15 > Alex Ellis Memorial Run/Walk
Registration Deadline for the Alex Ellis Memorial 5K Run/1 Mile Walk is Monday, May 18th.

The event will take place on Memorial Day, May 25th.

Registration and payment can be completed online at:

https://www.runreg.com/alex-ellis-memorial-5k-run1-mile-walk

Also, written registration forms are available at City Hall, GHS Business Office, GJH, Ellis and Co. and Panhandle Anchors.

Questions? Please contact me at the number below.

Thanks!!!

Lee Bob Harper, DVM
Assoc. Director, Beef Strategic Tech Services Zoetis
806.338.0565
5/14/15 > Revised Football Schedule
A revised football schedule is attached. The dates for the Sunray game have changed back to the traditional JH/JV games on Thursday & the varsity game on Friday.

5/12/15 > 4th Grade Wax Museum
We're delighted to invite you to...
The 4th Grade Hero Wax Museum
May 13, 2015
Elementary Gym
10:00am
5/12/15 > Rabies Awareness & Prevention Poster Contest Winner Info / Runner up list
We would like to congratulate two of our 5th graders for being "finalists" in the state-wide "Rabies Awareness and Prevention Poster" Contest:
Kami Whitehead and Mia Salcedo!!




Thanks also goes to Mrs. Lexy Glass for organizing our students and encouraging them to participate! You can read more about it below!

Way to go!!!!
5/12/15 > Regular Board Meeting
Please see atached

5/12/15 > Special Board Meeting
Please see attached

5/07/15 > Retirement Reception
Retirement Reception
honoring
David Teal
and Kevin Hart

Wednesday, May 20th
2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

High School Commons
5/04/15 > Junior Fed Beef Program
Junior Fed Beef Program

5/04/15 > Sky Camp
Please see attached

Attachment:

 Sky_Camp.pdf
5/04/15 > FW: Press Releases Update TEA identifies more than 400 Title I Reward Schools
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April 30, 2015
TEA identifies more than 400 Title I Reward Schools

AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has identified more than 400 campuses across the state as high-performing and/or high-progress Title I schools for 2014-2015. Title I schools are defined as campuses with a student population of at least 40 percent low-income.
The identification of high-performing and/or high-progress Title I schools is a part of the state’s conditional waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). The identification of high-performing and/or high-progress is based on statewide reading and mathematics assessments under the State Accountability System in the 2013-2014 school year and graduation rates.
"While we talk of the need to close the education achievement gap, the real work in accomplishing that goal is already taking place on these campuses," said Commissioner of Education Michael Williams. "Whether identified as high-performing, high-progress or both, we should be proud of what’s taking place at these schools and what it means for the future of Texas."
A high-performing reward school is identified as a Title I school with distinctions based on reading and math performance, as well as the highest graduation rates at the high school level. For 2014-2015, TEA has identified 192 Texas campuses as high-performing.
School districts and charters with more than one campus identified as high-performing include: Alief ISD (2); Amarillo ISD (2); Austin ISD (4); Brownsville ISD (8); Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (3); Dallas ISD (15); Edinburg CISD (9); El Paso ISD (3); Flatonia (2); Garland ISD (4); Houston ISD (16); IDEA Public Schools (4); KIPP Inc. Charter (3); Lone Oak ISD (2); Los Fresnos CISD (5); McAllen ISD (2); Mumford ISD (2); Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (3); Roma ISD (3); Sharyland ISD (2); Socorro ISD (3); South Texas ISD (2); Valley View ISD (3); and Ysleta ISD (3).
A high-progress reward school is identified as a Title I school in the top 25 percent in annual improvement and/or a school in the top 25 percent of those demonstrating ability to close performance gaps (based on state accountability system safeguards in the 2013-2014 school year). For 2014-2015, TEA has identified 218 Texas campuses as high-progress.
School districts and charters with more than one campus identified as high-progress include: Alief ISD (2); Amarillo ISD (3); Austin ISD (5); Brownsville ISD (9); Bryan ISD (2); Carroll ISD (2); Carrollton-Farmers Branch (6); Copperas Cove ISD (2); Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (2); Dallas ISD (10); Edinburg CISD (11); El Paso ISD (10); Ennis ISD (2); Garland ISD (3); Gruver ISD (2); Houston ISD (8); Los Fresnos ISD (5); IDEA Public Schools (3); KIPP Inc. Charter (2); Lone Oak ISD (2); Los Fresnos CISD (6); Mansfield ISD (2); McAllen ISD (2); Mount Vernon ISD (2); New Braunfels ISD (2); North Lamar ISD (2); Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (2); Port Aransas ISD (2); Rio Grande City CISD (2); Roma ISD (3); Sharyland ISD (3); Socorro ISD (5); United ISD (3); and Valley View ISD (3).
The complete list of 2014-2015 high-progress and high-performing schools (school districts and campus names) may be viewed on the TEA website at
http://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Monitoring_and_Interventions/School_Improvement_and_Support/Priority,_Focus,_and_Reward_Schools/.
5/04/15 > 5th Grade Parent Meeting
Parent meeting for the 2015-2016 incoming 5th grade students on Thursday, May 14th at 6:30 in the Junior High.
5/04/15 > Baseball Playoff Shirts
Hey everyone!

The baseball team has their first playoff game this Friday! Attached is the playoff shirt order form.
Orders are due this Wednesday, May 6th by noon. You may turn in orders to me or the HS office.

Go Hounds!

4/29/15 > City Wide Clean-Up Day
Please see attached...

4/28/15 > Pep Rally Wednesday for Baseball and Softball
Please come to cheer and celebrate the Hounds & Lady Hounds baseball/softball teams on Wednesday, April 29th at 3:00 pm in the Old Varsity gym. Both teams have made it to the playoffs for the first time in GHS history!
4/28/15 > Regional Academic Meet
Gruver High School Students competed in the Region 2A Meet on Saturday, April 25, at Odessa College in Odessa. Karsten Irwin and his coach Stacie Armes will be traveling to Austin where he will compete on Tuesday, May 26th. These Gruver students are to be commended for the hard work and effort they put forth this year.

 Klaire Irwin – Calculator Applications and Science Alt.
 Hannah Franklin – Prose, News Writing and Feature Writing Alt.
 Michaela Davis – Ready Writing, Accounting and Editorial Writing Alt.
 Reagan Haynes – Accounting, Calculator Applications and Computer Applications, Alt.
 Ella Speck – Ready Writing and News Writing, Alt.
 Kailey Whitehead – Accounting
 Patty Garcia – Ready Writing
 Getsy Chavira – Spelling ( she was Ill and not able to compete)
 Abigail Trejo – Science
 Kennedy King – Calculator Applications
 Vanessa Garcia – Informative Speaking
 Mattie Mayfield – Headline Writing
 Noemy Guereca – Computer Applications
 Lizbeth Tarango – Persuasive Speaking
 Brett Wills – Science
 Mason McLain – Science
 Cole Logsdon – Number Sense
 Karsten Irwin – Calculator Applications and Computer Applications
 Aaron Felderhoff – Science
 Carson Williams – Accounting
 Macy Haight (Not Pictured) Science Alt.
4/28/15 > Election
We will not be having a School Board Election this year, but do not forget to go vote for the
Gruver City Election. Early voting is at the City Hall from 8:00am – 5:00pm April 27th thru May 1st.
On May 4th and May 5th they will be open from 7:00am – 7:00pm for early voting.
Election day is Saturday, May 9th in the Gruver Junior High Library from 7:00am – 7:00pm.
4/28/15 > 4th Grade News
please see attached

Attachment:

 4th_Grade_Angles.pdf
4/28/15 > PK PE Fun
please see attached

4/28/15 > JH 5th Six Weeks Honor Roll
please see attached

4/27/15 > Scholarship Application Deadlines due May 1st
Spring Scholarships Due May 1
Deadline for Spring 2015 Scholarship Competition approaching
If you know someone who graduated from a ChalleNGe Academy and he or she is interested in attending college, trade or vocational school, encourage them to apply for the NGYF scholarship! We have $3,000, two-year scholarships and $5,000, four-year scholarships available.

Please note that applications are due to NGYF by May 1, but they must be submitted through the program director at the ChalleNGe Program from which the applicant graduated before the May 1st deadline.
For more information on NGYF's scholarship programs, guidelines and application, click here.


Career Readiness Program
NGYF Launches New Workforce Development Initiative with the National Black Chamber of Commerce in Louisiana
NGYF has launched a workforce development pilot program with the National Black Chamber of Commerce, which will train and hire hundreds of graduates of the Louisiana National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program by 2016.

This pilot will serve as a model for forthcoming workforce development programs and partnerships to be developed with other chambers of commerce and organizations at all 29 states and territories where ChalleNGe programs are located.

View the press release here.


ChalleNGe News






The Wisconsin ChalleNGe Academy now offers an opportunity for cadets to get a head start at Eastern Wyoming College.
Read the story here.





The Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy is working to serve more Michigan youth by increasing their recruiting efforts in Western Michigan.
Read the story here.





NGYF STEM Training Pilot Update: 14 ChalleNGe sites are now participating in EverFi's STEM Radius Program. Check out this news story on Alaska Military Youth Academy's involvement.
4/27/15 > Elementary News
please see attached

4/27/15 > Regional Track Meet Schedule
The schedule for the Regional Track Meet is attached this time.

4/23/15 > Softball Playoff Shirts
Hey Everyone- I’m helping out Coach Skarke and Coach Shelley and getting the word out on their 2015 Softball Playoff shirts. It’s a VERY quick turnaround. Orders are due Thursday (tomorrow), April 23rd by 2:00p.m. to Coach Shelley. Shirts are short sleeve and $12.00.

Go Lady Hounds!

4/18/15 > 2015 Football Schedule
Please see attached

4/18/15 > Ozarka Scholarship
Please see attached

4/18/15 > Area Track Meet Schedule
The schedule for the Area Track Meet is attached.

4/16/15 > ***YEARBOOK DEADLINE*** Friday April 17th
Friday is the LAST day to pre-order your 2014-2015 GISD Yearbook at the cost of $45.00 for one or $40.00 for two or more. It is also the last day to reduce the quantity of yearbooks ordered from our publisher. We have NOT had a great response to pre-sales. If this remains the case by Friday, I will be reducing the quantity of yearbooks ordered. Please be aware that there might not be many extra yearbooks to purchase.

Thank you,
Kimberly Irwin
4/15/15 > UIL Regional Academic Shirts
UIL Regional Academic T-shirts are for sale. An order form is attached and orders are due April 15th by 3:30p.m.

4/15/15 > AGN Media Golden Spread Class 2A Basketball Team
Recently, Brennyn Seagler and Reagan Haynes were selected to the AGN Media Golden Spread Class 2A Basketball team. Brennyn was chosen as the Player of the Year by the AGN sports staff! This a tremendous honor for both of these awesome young ladies!! Following is a link to the article:

http://amarillo.com/sports/high-school-sports/2015-04-01/golden-spread-class-2a-team#.VSvGfd4eE_s.email

There is a Super Team chosen from all classifications (1A-6A) and Brennyn was selected for this team as well! I have not been able to find a link to the article.


This past weekend, Reagan competed in the Golden Spread All Star games in Amarillo leading her team to a 1-1 record. Here is a link to her game Thursday evening.
http://amarillo.com/sports/high-school-sports/2015-04-09/south-west-girls-win-golden-spread-all-star-basketball?utm_source=Recommendation_Widget&utm_medium=desktop&utm_campaign=qrec&utm_content=image

She did an outstanding job in both games! She will compete next in the ASCO All Star game in Lubbock June 6th then in the TGCA ALL STAR game in Austin July 17th!
4/15/15 > State FCCLA Meeting in Corpus Christi
Six Gruver High School students attended the State FCCLA Conference on April 9-11, in Corpus Christi. The 4000 students and advisors celebrated the 70th Birthday of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) formerly known as Future Homemakers of America (FHA). The conference was full of leadership opportunities to learn career readiness skills while expanding student’s leadership potential and building skills for life through participation in the programs and listening to some exciting speakers. Featured speakers included Bobby Petrocelli and Evelyn Von Banks. The group toured the USS Lexington and some even experienced the flight simulator ride. Lizbeth Trejo, incoming 2015-2016 Region 1 Vice President of Communications helped to administer the FCSA tests. The group were also privileged to listen to Jacob Smith, a National FCCLA officer who was returning home from the state meeting last year and was severely injured in a car accident, when hit by a drunk driver and he encouraged all students through his personal story about the consequences of this costly choice.
4/15/15 > News from 2nd Grade
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Greyhound_Gunny.pdf
4/15/15 > News from 3rd Grade
Please see attachment.

4/15/15 > Keep Texas Beautiful Scholarship
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Keep Texas Beautiful Youth and Educator Awards. The award program honors extraordinary Texas students, educators and volunteers working to improve and beautify their communities. Awards are given in a number of categories to elementary through college-level youth, as well as educators and youth organizers.

I have attached a press release with more information. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Melissa Trahan Pecorino
Events and Marketing Director
Keep Texas Beautiful
melissa@ktb.org

4/09/15 > District Track Meet Schedules
Attached are the schedules for the HS & JH District Track Meets that will be held this Friday and Saturday.

4/09/15 > 8th Grade Parent Meeting
Gruver JH will be hosting an 8th-Grade Parent Meeting on April 28th at 6:30 pm in the Library. Mrs. Whitehead, the HS counselor, will be discussing next year's High School schedule and Coach Callaway will go over 8th Grade Promotion. An interpreter will be provided.

Thank you!
4/09/15 > All-Star Game
Reagan Haynes and Carson Williams will be competing in the Golden Spread All-Star games in Amarillo this weekend. Carson will play Friday the 10th at 6:00pm and Reagan will play tonight at 6:00pm. Games will also be played on Saturday, but the times are to be determined. The games will be played at WTAMU Event center. Good luck to these students.
4/07/15 > 2014-2015 Yearbook Order Form
The GHS Yearbook Staff is taking orders for the 2014-2015 GISD Yearbook. One yearbook is $45.00, two or more yearbooks are $40.00 each. An order form is attached. Orders are due Friday, April 17th. The price of the yearbook increases to $55.00, if ordered AFTER April 17th.

New this year is online ordering: www.balfour.com, search for Gruver High School in Gruver, TX. Click “Yearbook” and you are at the order screen.

4/07/15 > Junior Parent Meeting
ATTENTION JUNIOR PARENTS:

There will be a Junior parent meeting on Thursday, April 16th at 6:00 in the HS commons.
4/03/15 > ACT vs. SAT
One of the many questions our clients ask is about, “SAT vs. ACT – Which one should I take”. So I have attached to this email some information from The Princeton Review to help you answer that question, which you can download below.
But first I want to share with you some information that we share with our clients and also recruits, when I was coaching:

10 THINGS EVERY FAMILY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ACT & SAT
1. Neither the SAT nor the ACT is “easier” or “harder" than the other, but different types of students usually do MUCH better on one than they do on the other.

2. Take both tests as early as possible, to find the right “FIT” and to give you as much time for tutoring and additional exams.

3. Choose the test you scored the highest on and then work to improve that score.

4. After you choose the “right” test, you must plan to take it multiple times. For football recruits you should have multiple scores by October of your senior year.

5. Combining scores - If you have a really high Math score on Test 1 and high Reading score on Test 2 you can combine those scores.

6. Generally speaking if you are:
a. Strong Math / Weak Reading = ACT
b. Strong Reading / Weak Math = SAT

7. Scoring Differences
a. ACT has no penalty for wrong answers, so don’t leave any questions blank.
b. SAT has a ¼ point deduction for all wrong answers, so a “rule of thumb” is if you can narrow answers to a 50/50 choice – pick one. If you have no clue = skip it

8. Colleges will accept either the ACT or the SAT – They are more concerned with high scores!

9. ACT has a Science section, which really is more about using charts and graphs properly (so don’t’ stress) – SAT does not.

10. SAT has a stronger emphasis on vocabulary.

We hope the “10 THINGS EVERY FAMILY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ACT & SAT” has been helpful. Please know that we are here to make your recruiting process a smooth and enjoyable journey. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call.

Sincerely,
Coach Cohen get_recruited@comcast.net
570-428-2872
4/03/15 > Senior Video Pictures
Senior Parents,
We need the following pictures by Friday, April 10th for the PROM Video:
Baby
Toddler
Elementary
Junior High
High School

…and any group photos of any ages you would like to share. Please put them in an envelope or ziplock bag and send them to school with your child.
If they are digital, please put them on a flash drive or email them to: Kimberly.irwin@region16.net

Thank you,
Kimberly Irwin
Gruver High School
CTE Educator/Yearbook Advisor
806-733-2477 ext. 1101
kimberly.irwin@region16.net
4/03/15 > HS District UIL Results
The District Academic UIL Meet was held Friday, March 27th, at Amarillo College. Students from Booker, Canadian, Gruver, Stratford, Sunray and West Texas made up Conference 2A, District 1. Gruver High School had 44 student entered in 19 events. All of the students did a excellent job of representing Gruver High School and the community. Regional Qualifiers will advance to the regional meet on Saturday, April 25, at Odessa College in Odessa. The students that participated and the results are as follows:
Accounting – 1st Place Team/Kimberly Irwin/Coach
• Kailey Whitehead- 2nd Place/Regional Qualifier
• Michaela Davis -3rd Place/Regional Qualifier
• Reagan Haynes - 3rd Place/Regional Qualifier
• Carson Williams-5th Place/Regional Qualifier
Computer Applications /Kimberly Irwin/Coach
• Noemy Guereca – 2nd Place/Regional Qualifier
• Karsten Irwin – 3rd Place/Regional Qualifier
• Reagan Haynes-4th Place/Regional Alternate
Calculator Applications-1st Place Team/Stacie Armes/Coach
• Karsten Irwin -1st Place/Regional Qualifier
• Reagan Haynes -4th Place/Regional Qualifier
• Kennedy King- 5th Place/Regional Qualifier
• Klaire Irwin-Regional Qualifier
• Macy Haight-District Alternate
Number Sense – 2nd Place Team/Stacie Armes/Coach
• Cole Logsdon - 3rd Place/Regional Qualifier
• Carson Williams-5th Place
• Karsten Irwin
• Abigail Trejo
• Christina Ayala-District Alternate
Editorial Writing-Kelly Hart/Coach
• Michaela Davis/4th Place/Regional Alternate
• Ella Speck/6th Place
• Cole Logsdon
• Kennedy King
Feature Writing-Kelly Hart/Coach
• Hannah Franklin/4th Place Regional Alternate
• Ella Speck
• Kennedy Venneman
• Nicholas Key-District Alternate
Headline Writing-Kelly Hart/Coach
• Mattie Mayfield-1st Place/Regional Qualifier
• Caty Rodriquez
• Kennedy King
• Brennyn Seagler
News Writing-Kelly Hart/Coach
• Hannah Franklin-3rd Place/Regional Qualifier
• Ella Speck-4th Place/Regional Qualifier
• Kennedy King-5th Place
• Cole Logsdon
Informative Speaking-Cherri Sherrill/Coach
• Vanessa Garcia-3rd Place/Regional Qualifier
• Lizbeth Trejo-5th Place
• Antolina Mendoza
Persuasive Speaking-Cherri Sherrill/Coach
• Lizbeth Tarango-3rd Place Regional Qualifier
• Tania Ortiz-5th Place
• Ady Garcia
• Maddie Book, District Alternate
Literary Criticism-Annelle Teal/Coach
• Brennyn Seagler
• Mattie Mayfield
• Amber Johnson
• Johana Borunda
Mathematics-Jill Watson/Coach
• Karsten Irwin/5th Place
• Reagan Haynes
• Mason McLain
• Michaela Davis
Poetry Interpretation-Melissa Shelley/Coach
• Kaitlyn Stedje/5th Place
• Ulysses Valverde
• Lesley Bernal
Prose Interpretation-Melissa Shelley/Coach
• Hannah Franklin/3rd Place/Regional Qualifier
• Nicolas Rivera/6th Place
• Maddie Book
Ready Writing-Sarah Clark/Coach
• Patty Garcia-1st Place/Regional Qualifier
• Michaela Davis-2nd Place/Regional Qualifier
• Ella Speck-3rd Place/Regional Qualifier
Spelling & Vocabulary-Sarah Clark/Coach
• Getsy Chavira-3rd Place/Regional Qualifier
• Hunter Hopkins
• Shianne Chisum
• Brittney Grimes
Science-1st Place Team/Krista Davis & Nikki Hart/Coaches
• Mason McLain-1st Place in Science & Chemistry/Regional Qualifier
• Abigail Trejo -4th Place/Regional Qualifier
• Brett Wills-6th Place/Regional Qualifier
• Aaron Felderhoff/Regional Qualifier
• Macy Haight/Regional Qualifier
• Klaire Irwin/Regional Qualifier
• Trenton Finley-District Alternate
Social Studies-Shanae Messer/Coach
• Hunter Hopkins
• Dax Haight
• Wyatt Payne
• Braxton Crane
Meet Totals
Canadian – 409 points
West Texas – 346 points
Gruver – 344 points
Stratford – 211 points
Booker – 130 points
Sunray – 35 points
4/03/15 > 6th Grade Volcanos
6th grade has been studying earth science. They looked at plate movement and how volcanoes are formed.

3/30/15 > Elementary Art
Please see attached

Attachment:

 Creative_Art_Work.pdf
3/30/15 > Skittles Lab
Please see attached

Attachment:

 Skittle_Lab.pdf
3/30/15 > LHB Basketball Update 2
Reagan Haynes was inadvertently left the LHB news/notes as a TABC All Region selection in yesterday's Greyhound News.
She was also selected to play in the Golden Spread All Star games in Amarillo on April 9th,10th, and 11th.
3/30/15 > Sports Pics Flash Drives for Sale
Lisa Johnson has sports pictures on flash drives for sale.

Varsity Girls: (64gb) basketball games- $60
Varsity Boys: (16gb) basketball or football games- $35
Jr High: (16gb) football games, track- $35

Sr night and girls poster pictures can be added also.

Cheer pics are on a CD and are available for $15

*Prices may vary as flash drives need reordered; first come first serve.

Contact: Lisa Johnson
806-570-7452
3/30/15 > Coach Lankford Honored
Coach Trent Lankford was recently honored by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

Coach Lankford was named the TGCA Class 1A-4A Coach of the Year for the 2014-15 season. The link for this announcement is http://www.austintgca.com/basketball/coach_of_the_year_1A_2A_3A.html

In addition Coach Lankford was selected to coach in the TGCA Class 1A-4A All-Star Game that will be held this coming July in Austin. Coach Lankford will be the head coach of the “Red Team” and will be assisted by Jill McDill of Sunnyvale High School. The link with this information is http://www.austintgca.com/basketball/index.html
3/30/15 > Highland Park Track Meet Schedule
The schedule for the Highland Park Track Meet is attached.

3/26/15 > LHB Final UPdate
First and foremost, I would like to say a “Thank You!” to everyone who sent a prayer, a note, a letter, food, made a poster, or just wished us well on each and every trip we made all the way down to San Antonio. There is no way we can thank each one personally but know that everything was very much appreciated!!!! This is the best little town in the state of Texas and the support we received was spread throughout as Gruver Pride runs all over this great state. THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

Following are accolades the girls have received for their outstanding basketball season:

District 1-2A Honors:
Brennyn Seagler- Most Valuable Player
Hadlee Spivey-Co Defensive Player of the Year
Reagan Haynes-1st Team All District
Bailey Stedje-Honorable Mention All District
Klaire Irwin-Honorable Mention All District

District 1-2A Academic All District:
Christina Ayala
Landry Davis
Michaela Davis
Patty Garcia
Reagan Haynes
Klaire Irwin
Kennedy King
Brennyn Seagler
Hadlee Spivey
Bailey Stedje

TGCA ALL STATE
Reagan Haynes
Brennyn Seagler
Hadlee Spivey

TABC ALL REGION
Brennyn Seagler
Hadlee Spivey

TABC ALL STATE
Brennyn Seagler
Hadlee Spivey

TGCA ALL STAR
Reagan Haynes was selected to play in the TGCA All Star game in Austin this summer on July 17th!! This is an outstanding honor as girls are selected from all classifications (1A-6A) with 24 girls being chosen overall. Congratulations to Reagan!!

STATE ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
Reagan Haynes
Brennyn Seagler

These are tremendous honors for the girls and speaks highly of the type of team we had this year. Again, thanks for all the support and encouragement throughout this past season!
3/26/15 > Houndball Final Thoughts and Awards
I am so proud of this year’s basketball team and the success they experienced. The 2014-15 Houndball team finished third in a very difficult district which was enough to make the playoffs. The Hounds entered the Bi-District game vs. a very good Clarendon team. The Hounds were able to defeat the Broncos and move to the Area game vs. a talented Panhandle team. The Hounds came up short in a nail biter losing by 2 points, 54-56. I cannot express my appreciation to this team, parents, and community for your support this season. I am honored to report the following honors earned by these fine group of young men:


Gruver Boys Basketball Awards
2014-15



Marco Ayala- Honorable Mention All-District
Academic All-District

Ben Book- Academic All-District

Anthony Montano- Academic All-District

Carson Williams- Academic All-Dis