Sunday, August 20, 2017

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8/18/17 > GISD Revised Calendar
This calendar has been modified from the calendar that was approved last spring due to a change in the testing schedule. It still must be approved by the School Board at their meeting at the end of August, and after then it will be official.

8/17/17 > GISD Thank You
Gruver Community,

I would like to thank the community for supporting Gruver ISD students and staff. The support and financial investment you bring to our kids is greatly appreciated. I especially want to thank the community for passing the Capital Improvement Bond two years ago to help us prepare for the loss of the ASATR (Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction) payment. Losing this payment will definitely hurt, but we are far from having to “close our doors.” High standards have been established by both the community of Gruver and Gruver ISD, and we will continue to strive to meet these standards. The staff and students of Gruver ISD would like to once again thank the community for supporting us and allowing the district to provide the highest quality of education.
8/17/17 > Football Tunnel Thank You
The Greyhound Football Team would like to thank Gyene Spivey for donating a run though tunnel for use at all varsity football games. The donation was made in memory of her husband, Brad, who was a member of the GHS class of 1970. This was a very generous gift, and it is very much appreciated. A picture if the run through tunnel is attached.
8/17/17 > Wendy's Heisman Scholarship
Since 1994, the Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship has been recognizing and rewarding senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. This year, we're awarding $150,000 in college scholarships. Give your most well-rounded seniors a shot at winning.

100 Scholarship Winners. 2 From Every State.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes 2 winners—one male athlete and one female athlete—from each state.
• 90 State Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship
• 10 State Winners move on as National Finalists with a chance to attend the Wendy’s High School Heisman weekend in New York City
• 8 National Finalists receive a $5,000 scholarship
• 2 National Winners receive a $10,000 scholarship along with national honor and recognition during ESPN’s telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation
• Plus, the first 1,000 applicants get a $10 Wendy’s gift card!

They’ve done the hard work. Now, they just need to apply.
Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. You have students who have worked hard for years to make the grade. Now help them get the recognition they deserve:
• Refer a student today
• Send seniors to wendysheisman.com to apply
• Promote the Wendy's Heisman Scholarship using the materials provided here














Eligibility Requirements and Official Rules

The Wendy's name and design and the Wendy's High School Heisman and design are trademarks of Quality Is Our Recipe, LLC. The Heisman Memorial Trophy, Heisman name and Heisman Trophy figure are registered trademarks of the Heisman Trophy Trust, used with permission.
8/16/17 > HS Registration Schedule and Pickup
ATTENTION GRUVER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PARENTS!!

REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE PICK UP WILL BE AUGUST 16, 17, AND 18 FROM 9:00-12:00 AND 1:00-3:00. THE PROCESS WILL BE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR! PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW!

In an effort to expedite the process of getting registration forms turned in to the office in a timely manner we have changed our registration and schedule pick up procedures. Students and/or parents will need to pick up a registration packet FIRST. Students and parents can take the packet with them to fill out OR they may complete all of the paperwork when it is picked up. Once ALL paperwork has been completed and turned in to the office, the student will then be given their schedule. Students who do not complete registration packets and turn them in to the office will not receive their schedules until the first day of school. The DEADLINE for students to request any schedule change is Friday, August 18th at 3:00.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION WILL BE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 14TH FROM 9:00-12:00 AND 1:00-3:00.
New students will need a copy of their social security card, birth certificate, and latest report card.

Thank you for your cooperation, and we look forward to a fantastic 2017-2018! Go Hounds and Lady Hounds!

Nita Hudson
Gruver High School Principal
(806) 733-2477 Office
(806) 290-2238 Cell
nita.hudson@gruverisd.net

“Do as much good as you can,
as long as you can,
any way you can,
wherever you can,
for anyone you can,
until you no longer can.”
8/14/17 > ATTENTION ALL GRUVER AG & FFA STUDENTS AND PARENTS
ATTENTION ALL GRUVER AG & FFA STUDENTS AND PARENTS:

Travis Quirk & family would like to have a Meet & Greet for all parents and students of the Gruver Ag & FFA program on August 21st from 6-7 pm at the Ag shop. Looking forward to meeting the families involved and those that wish to become involved are welcome as well. Hope you can all make it. See you then.

Travis Quirk
8/08/17 > 2017 Gruver Cross Country Schedule
The 2017 Gruver Cross Country Schedule is attached.

8/08/17 > JH Paperwork
Junior High Parents,

If you would like to come by early and pick up paperwork for your 5th - 8th Grader to be filled out for the upcoming year, you may do so on any of the following dates from 9 am to Noon/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm:

Monday, August 14 thru *Friday, August 18 (*note: Load Your Locker is 9 am - Noon on Fri, Aug. 18th)

Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22

The first day of school will begin on Wednesday, August 23.

Thank you!!
8/05/17 > New Student Registration and Meet the Teacher Info.
8/05/17 > Student Drug Testing Informational Meeting
This year's student drug testing informational parent meeting will be held on Thursday, August 10th, at 7:00 am in the field house meeting room. Attending this meeting is completely optional.
8/05/17 > Revised Football Schedule
Schedule Change to the JV.

8/02/17 > Elementary School Supply List
8/02/17 > Textbook Information for FPC Classes
{For next Fall and Spring Semesters} {Professor Breshears New required Textbooks}
Here are the ISBN numbers for both the History and Federal Government textbooks:

Federal Government 2305- ISBN#: 9781305956346
American Government : Institutions and Policies, Brief Version 13th.

History 1301 ISBN#: 9780393265941
America : A Narrative History 10th (Full Edition)

History 1302 ISBN#: 9780393265958
America : A Narrative History 10th (Full Edition)

If your school purchases these textbooks for the students, please go ahead if possible and order these textbooks so the students will have them when the fall semester starts. I plan to reuse these textbooks for the next 2 years.

Thanks! Professor Breshears
8/02/17 > HS School Supply List
8/02/17 > HS Registration & Pickup
ATTENTION GRUVER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PARENTS!!

REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE PICK UP WILL BE AUGUST 16, 17, AND 18 FROM 9:00-12:00 AND 1:00-3:00. THE PROCESS WILL BE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR! PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW!

In an effort to expedite the process of getting registration forms turned in to the office in a timely manner we have changed our registration and schedule pick up procedures. Students and/or parents will need to pick up a registration packet FIRST. Students and parents can take the packet with them to fill out OR they may complete all of the paperwork when it is picked up. Once ALL paperwork has been completed and turned in to the office, the student will then be given their schedule. Students who do not complete registration packets and turn them in to the office will not receive their schedules until the first day of school. The DEADLINE for students to request any schedule change is Friday, August 18th at 3:00.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION WILL BE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 14TH FROM 9:00-12:00 AND 1:00-3:00.
New students will need a copy of their social security card, birth certificate, and latest report card.

Thank you for your cooperation, and we look forward to a fantastic 2017-2018! Go Hounds and Lady Hounds!

Nita Hudson
Gruver High School Principal
(806) 733-2477 Office
(806) 290-2238 Cell
nita.hudson@gruverisd.net

“Do as much good as you can,
as long as you can,
any way you can,
wherever you can,
for anyone you can,
until you no longer can.”
8/02/17 > Class of 2016 and 2017 Farm Scholarship Reminder
Reminder for the Class of 2016 and 2017,

The Fall Semester Farm Scholarship application is due in the business office by Monday, August 14, 2017 by 3:00 pm.


Make sure the student has the following information available:
1. Completed Farm Scholarship application (on the website).


The following documentation may be turned in at a later date; however, the GISD Business Office must receive this information as soon as the institution makes it available in order to process the student's scholarship.

2. Proof the student has applied for financial aid and completed FAFSA. (FAFSA, Notice of Awards from Institution)
3. Proof the student is enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 hours or full time equivalent for the fall and previous semester. Class schedule must be provided.
4. Transcript proving student has maintained at least a 2.75 grade point average. An unofficial transcript from the university is acceptable. (The class of 2017 will not need this information for the 2017 fall semester).
5. Student must provide a billing statement for the fall 2017 semester from the institution for tuition and fees.



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Troy Seagler
Superintendent - Gruver I.S.D.
"Go Greyhounds"
806-733-2001 (school)
806-736-0133 (cell)
806-733-5416 (fax)
7/31/17 > JH Supply List and Dress Code
With school quickly approaching and "Back-to-School" shopping in full swing, we wanted to remind you of our dress code and supply list. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you!!

Excerpt from the 2017-18 Jr. High Student Handbook:

DRESS AND GROOMING (5-8 Grades)
• The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:
• Pants must ‘fit’ and remain at the student’s natural waistline. Extremely low-rise or tight pants are prohibited, as are extremely baggy, oversize pants. Allowing the pants to sag or exposing the underwear above the top of the pants will not be permitted.
• Short skirts or short shorts are not allowed. Shorts and skirts must not be shorter than fingertip length as measured when arms and fingers are fully extended at student’s sides. No spandex shorts, wind/athletic shorts, cut-offs with ragged edges showing, or tight fitting shorts are permitted.
• Tight-fitting, non-athletic leggings may be worn; HOWEVER, a long shirt/sweater must be worn so that the shirt extends down to at least fingertip length, and must be kept at that length at all times.
• Shorts may be worn throughout the year; however, please use discretion during the winter months.
• Pants and shorts should not have any writing on the seat.
• Jeans should not have rips and tears in them, exposing the skin. Excessive tears/rips will not be allowed, regardless whether skin is exposed or not.
• Shirttails on boys’ shirts must be tucked in. Sweaters and sweatshirts are exempt from this rule.
• Revealing clothing is not permitted:
a) garments that resemble lingerie or any other type of sleepwear, including house shoes or slippers
b) any garment which permits excessive skin exposure/nudity or worn in a lewd manner
c) tank tops
d) straps on sleeveless tops or dresses on girls must completely cover all undergarments and should measure at least two-inches in width
e) sleeveless tops for boys
f) clothing that exposes the midriff and/or lower back when the student reaches above his/her head or is sitting
• Jewelry worn in piercings other than in the ears is prohibited, including all facial piercings. Earrings are not allowed on boys. Earrings and all other jewelry must be removed during PE or athletic classes.
• Printed clothing that makes reference to tobacco, alcohol, gang activity or affiliation, violence, Satanism, contains sexual innuendoes or other offensive material will not be allowed.
• Boy’s hair must be cut above the collar, above the ear and above the eye brows. Also, side burns may not extend below the ear. Disruptive extremes in hairstyles, such as: Mohawks, dyed hair, and designs shaved into the hair, are prohibited,. Facial hair is not permissible.
• Hats, stocking caps ("beanies"), jacket hoods, or caps are not allowed to be worn in the building except as part of promotional special days, unless they are medically necessary.

If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

7/31/17 > JH Staff Congratulations
As many of you may know, Mrs. Roxie Ralston, our former Special Education teacher at the Jr. High, took at new position as Diagnostician with the Sunray Special Education Services Co-op. She did a great job and we are excited that she will still be around serving GISD, along with a couple of other schools. We are also very pleased to have filled that important vacancy with Mrs. Carolyn Adams! Although she has been a certified teacher since 1992, and taught Elementary classes in Amarillo for nine years, she served us most recently as a Special Education aide. Mrs. Adams completed her EC-12th Grade Special Education Certification last year.

Mrs. Adams grew up in Colorado. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her horses. She and her husband, Todd, have two girls: Grace and Audrey. When asked about working as a teacher here at the Jr. High, she responded: "I'm super excited to be part of the Gruver ISD team!". Well, Mrs. Adams...we are super excited, too!
7/25/17 > Greyhound Football Shirts
We are selling football shirts this year. If you would like to place an order please fill out the attached order form and drop it by the school. Checks need to be made out to Gruver Athletics and orders are due July 25th, 2017.

You may contact Coach Felderhoff with questions at 806-736-0203 or terry.felderhoff@gruverisd.net

7/25/17 > Band Camp
Reminder to all Greyhound band members, Summer band will begin on July 31 at 6pm in the Band Hall.

Remember we will be going outside so bring lots of Water, tennis shoes and shorts.

This is an advancement year, so we have A LOT of work to do!!!!

Its time to show everyone what the Greyhound Band is all about!!!
7/17/17 > Greyhound Football Camp
Just a reminder that football camp forms are due Monday, July 24th, to guarantee a tee shirt. Walk ups are always welcome.

For questions please call Coach Felderhoff at 806-736-0203

6/15/17 > Non-Discrimination Statement 2017-2018
2017- 2018 Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs


Gruver ISD offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in STEM, Business and Industry, Public Services, Welding, Arts and Humanities, and Multidisciplinary. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in Gruver secondary schools.

It is the policy of Gruver ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

It is the policy of Gruver ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Gruver ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.

For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Troy Seagler, at 601 Garrett Ave. Gruver, TX 79040, 806-733-2001.




Gruver ISD ofrece programas vocacionales en STEM, Business and Industry, Public Services, Welding, Arts and Humanities, and Multidisciplinary. La admisión a estos programas se basa en ESC-20 número de estudiantes en secundaria.

Es norma de Gruver ISD no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.

Es norma de Gruver ISD no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.

Gruver ISD tomará las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.

Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, Troy Seagler, en 601 Garrett Ave., Gruver, TX 79040, 806-733-2001.
6/15/17 > Gruver FFA Excel Energy Electrification Workshop
On Monday, June 12, 2017, Nick Johnson of the Gruver FFA attended the Excel Energy FFA Electrification Workshop held on the Frank Phillips College campus. This workshop consisted of 95 students from across the Area 1 FFA Association. The students that attend this camp each year are broken in to four different classroom settings including Wiring 1, Wiring 2, Small Electric Motors and Electrical Controls. The students are graded on several different skill levels and are tested on the last day of camp to determine how they placed among each category. Nick was in the Electrical Controls department and was able to place 2nd among his peers for skills learned during the three day event. The students were also treated to an electrical demonstration the last day of camp that brought to light the dangers of electrical current. Each student also toured the new animal genetics center of the FPC campus. When you see Nick around this summer please congratulate him on his efforts at the Excel Energy Electrification Workshop.
6/08/17 > Houndball Shootout
The schedule for this weekend’s Houndball Shootout is attached.

There will also be a concession stand set up Thursday, Friday, & Saturday featuring pulled pork sandwiches.

6/08/17 > Reduced Fall Tuition
Good morning Raquel,

Concordia University Texas is happy to announce our newly reduced tuition for the Fall 17 semester! By enrolling now, you will save over $1,000 on your tuition compared to past semesters.

Each semester our cohorts start around halfway full due to previously interested students and the wait list. Now is the chance to grab one of these limited spots before the cohort fills.

Program Offerings
• Educational Administration w/Principal Cert.
• Special Education w/ Special Education Cert.
• Sports Administration
• Advanced Literacy w/Reading Certification
• Instructional Leadership
• Differentiated Instruction

Would you like to reserve your seat for August?

Please let us know by calling 512-717-0026 or email khamlin@graduateprogram.org , we look forward to hearing from you!

Karastin Hamlin
Coordinator, Off-Campus Programs
Concordia University Texas
K-12 Teachers Alliance
Office: 512-717-0026
Fax: 800-504-7618
E-mail: khamlin@graduateprogram.org
6/08/17 > Board Minutes
Please see attached

6/08/17 > Baseball All-District Awards
The Baseball All-District Team is attached. Please congratulation these young men on a job well done.

Attachment:

 scan.pdf
6/08/17 > Gruver FFA Speakers Compete at District and Area Competitions
Kaitlyn Stedje and Macy Haight both competed in the District FFA Speaking Development Events (SDE) May 2nd held at Gruver ISD. Fourteen schools make up the Top O’ Texas FFA district and these include: Booker, Canadian, Darrouzett, Follett, Fort Elliott, Gruver, Higgins, Kelton, Pampa, Perryton, Spearman, Sunray, White Deer and Wheeler. Kaitlyn competed in both Extemporaneous and Agribusiness prepared public speaking. She was 1st in both of these categories and advanced to the Area 1 FFA competition. Macy was able to place 2nd in the Animal Science prepared public speaking category at the district level also advancing to Area.

Both girls competed May 12th at the Area 1 FFA SDE’s. Macy came away with second place out of the Area 1 competition in the Animal Science category. Kaitlyn placed 3rd in Agribusiness and 9th in the Extemporaneous SDE. If you see these girls running around this summer, please give take the time to congratulate them on a job well done.

Attachment:

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6/02/17 > 2017-2018 High School Supply List
5/31/17 > Important- Contact Governor for GISD
Dear Gruver ISD Community:

Did the legislature make a decision on ASATR (Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction) funding?
No, the inaction of the Texas Legislature has pushed Gruver ISD over the fiscal cliff, and we are scheduled to lose almost $1,400,000 in state money. Our funding went down the drain because the Texas Senate and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick would not move forward with a school finance bill unless it included a voucher proposal (vouchers would allow parents to use state money for private school tuition). The Texas House had no interest in allowing state dollars to flow to private schools; therefore, no school finance bill was passed.

How much money will Gruver ISD lose on a per pupil basis?
A loss of $1,400,000 will mean we have approximately $3,400 less to spend per student.

How much is $1,400,000 of the total district operating budget?
$1,400,000 is 25% of our total budget. As you know, approximately 72% of our budget is personnel (primarily teachers), 10% is non-discretionary costs such as utilities and other mandatory costs of doing business, which leaves approximately 18% of discretionary costs, such as campus-controlled budgets. If our district were to cut costs to cover what the legislature has taken away, it would require us to make drastic changes to our district.

Is there anything we can do at this point?
Yes, our only avenue for the legislature to consider restoring ASATR funding lies in the hands of Governor Greg Abbott. The Governor can call a special session and include ASATR in the call for the special session. It is my understanding the Lt. Governor is interested in a special session to consider vouchers. If there is a special session, the taxpayer communities of the approximately 200 districts currently receiving ASATR funds must communicate to Governor Abbott to affirm the importance of retaining the ASATR funding we have been receiving since 2006 when the legislature mandated compressed tax rates and promised to keep all districts whole through ASATR funds.

One of the many blessings we enjoy in Gruver is a community focused on and supportive of education. If you have any direct or indirect connections to Gov. Abbott, please leverage those connections to communicate the critical importance of continuing ASATR funding for Gruver ISD and the other ASATR districts in Texas.

How do I communicate with the Governor’s Office?
The Governor will likely make a decision regarding a special session this week. Time is of the essence. Please contact the Governor’s office in writing regarding the importance of ASATR for Gruver ISD, and ask that ASATR be included in a special session since the legislature was unable or unwilling to resolve the ASATR issue during the regular session.

We are on a short timeline. You may contact the Governor in one of the following ways:

Send a Message via Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TexasGovernor/

Online Contact Form for the Governor’s Office:
https://gov.texas.gov/contact/

Fax: 512.463.1849


As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.
Please open the attachment.

Troy Seagler
troy.seagler@gruverisd.net
806-733-2001
5/30/17 > HS Principal Award- Nita Hudson
Congratulations to the following winners of the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) Region 16 Outstanding Principals and Assistant Principals of the Year for the 2017-18 school year.

High School Principal of the Year: Nita Hudson, Gruver High School, Gruver

Middle School Principal of the Year: Penny Rosson, River Road Middle School, Amarillo

High School Asst Principal of the Year: Robert “Drew” Daniel, Tascosa High School, Amarillo

Middle School Asst Principal of the Year: Byron May, Pampa Junior High, Pampa

They will be recognized at the TASSP summer workshop in 2018.
5/30/17 > Gruver FFA State Livestock Team
Gruver FFA Places 17th in Texas FFA State Career Development Event

Members of the Gruver FFA chapter traveled to College Station, April 29th, to compete in the state Livestock Evaluation 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 14,600 students began the statewide tournament in 28 different events which reflect classroom instruction in technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Gruver FFA placed 17th in the Livestock contest and Kaitlyn placed 3rd individually. Team members included:
Gage Gumfory
Macy Haight
Hagen Puentes
Saxie Ralston
Kaitlyn Stedje
Tyler Stedje

The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 119,000 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.

5/25/17 > Gruver JH Recognized as Honor Roll School
Please see the e-mail received below AND the attached letter. Way to go students and teachers of Gruver Jr. High School!!!


Dear WADE CALLAWAY :

On behalf of Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE), I am writing to congratulate you. After an extensive analysis of student data for every public school in Texas, GRUVER J H was a clear leader in getting students to grade level and beyond and has been named an Honor Roll school for the 2016 Texas Honor Roll. Your school will receive recognition in the press as a leader in student achievement, will be provided with a free banner to display on campus, and will be featured on our website where educators and policy makers seek out high performing schools so that they can replicate success.

The 2016 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. For high schools, Honor Roll recognition includes measures of college readiness in students. This year, the Texas Honor Roll recognized 727 higher performing, higher poverty schools that are distinguished for their academic achievement and closing achievement gaps.

Through national research, we have identified a common set of success factors in higher performing Honor Roll schools and districts. These include clear, specific learning objectives aligned to college and career readiness, along with evidence-based instructional practices; establishing system-wide mission of college and career readiness for all students; investing in human capital; maintaining data and assessment systems to monitor school and student performance; and deploying resources and guidance to support schools' efforts to prepare all students for college and career.

We encourage you to promote your school as a recipient of the 2016 Texas Honor Roll. To assist you in that effort, please visit http://edresults.org/HonorRoll/materials?State=TX to find links to sample press releases, sample announcements, and a link for ordering your FREE 2016 Honor Roll banner*. It typically takes 4-6 weeks from the time you order until your banner arrives at your school or district office. Your banner will be packaged in a mailing sleeve and sent via USPS. We will also send you a tracking number via email. If you haven't received your banner after 6 weeks, please email us at help@edresults.org.
From all of us at ERP and IPE, I would like to thank you for a job well done. We are proud to tell your story and promote your success!


Sincerely,

James S. Lanich, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Educational Results Partnership
Campaign for Business and Education Excellence EdResults.org

5/25/17 > Board Minutes
5/25/17 > Mighty Milers
Mighty Milers and the community partnered up to raise $4,030.88 for Big Brothers, Big Sisters. See pictures attached.

Attachment:

 Mighty_Milers.pdf
5/25/17 > Lady Hound Basketball Camp
5/23/17 > HS Parent Survey
High School Parents,
Please take a moment and fill out the Title 1 Survey on the school website. The link is below:
http://www.gruverisd.net/education/components/form/default.php?sectiondetailid=3756&

Thank you!
5/23/17 > JH Parent Survey
Parents,

Now that the school year has come to an end, we would love for you to fill out a brief survey. All responses are confidential.

Thank you for your time and cooperation in this matter! You can access the survey at the link below:


http://www.gruverisd.net/education/components/form/default.php?sectiondetailid=2210&
5/23/17 > JH Semester Honor Roll
5/23/17 > Gruver JH Six Weeks Honor Roll
5/22/17 > High School Honor Rolls
5/19/17 > Graduation Live Stream
Due to reasons beyond our control, the link for the graduation live stream has CHANGED. If you know of anyone that wanted to watch the graduation, please pass this NEW link to them. Sorry for the trouble.

Live Stream Link : https://goo.gl/m8kLbO
5/18/17 > Lions Club Track Meet
Please see attachment. Big thanks to everyone for their role in the track meet this year!

5/18/17 > Softball Camp 2017
Here is the information for the 2017 Lady Hound Softball Camp. Thank you!

5/18/17 > Pizza for Parents

Attachment:

 Pizza_for_Parents.pdf
5/18/17 > 2017 Football Camp
Greyhound Football Camp will be on August 1st & 2nd. A camp form is attached. Forms are due by July 18th to guarantee a t-shirt. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call my cell (806-736-0203).

Thanks,
Coach Felderhoff

5/16/17 > 2017-2018 District Calendar
Please see attached

5/16/17 > Class of 2017 Senior Parent Meeting
Class of 2017 Senior Parent Meeting,

Parents,

I need to reschedule our meeting about the Farm Scholarship for Tuesday, May 16, at 6:30 pm in the high school gym to give details and general information about the Gruver Farm Scholarship. I will be explaining the application process and requirements for your child to receive this scholarship. Please call or email the superintendent’s office if you cannot attend or if you have any additional questions. This scholarship offers many opportunities for your child; I look forward to sharing this information to you.

Meeting: TUESDAY, MAY 16TH AT 6:30 in the high school gym.
5/16/17 > Art Show- PK through 2nd
Please see attachment.

PK-2nd grade students demonstrated their creative side with an Art Walk in the halls this morning following Pizza for Parents.

Attachment:

 Art_Show_2017.pdf
5/12/17 > Baseball Broadcast
This weekend's baseball games vs. Post will be broadcast by KXDJ on the radio at 98.3 FM and on the internet at www.kxdjradio.com
5/11/17 > Class of 2017 Senior Parent Meeting
Class of 2017 Senior Parent Meeting,

Parents,

I need to reschedule out meeting about the Farm Scholarship for Tuesday, May 16, at 6:30 pm in the high school gym to give details and general information about the Gruver Farm Scholarship. I will be explaining the application process and requirements for your child to receive this scholarship. Please call or email the superintendent’s office if you cannot attend or if you have any additional questions. This scholarship offers many opportunities for your child; I look forward to sharing this information to you.

Meeting: TUESDAY, MAY 16TH AT 6:30 in the high school gym.
5/11/17 > baseball sendoff
Subject: Baseball Playoff Sendoff Friday (5/12/17)
Come join us Friday (5/12/17) to send off the baseball team as they travel to plainview to compete in the area round of playoffs. We will line the high school gym at 11:15. We will see you there!


GHS Cheerleaders
5/11/17 > Lion’s Club Track Meet- Time Change
Lion’s Club Track Meet
Friday, May 12th
Due to baseball playoffs, the track meet will now be from 10:00-2:00. Go Hounds!!!

Lion’s Club will begin serving at 10:30.
Menu:
$3.00 Sausage Wrap
$4.00 Hamburger
$6.00 Brown Bag Special (Burger, chips, drink, and candy)

10:00
Presentation of Pre-K-5th grade field event winners
Pre-K-2nd grade 50 meter dash
Kinder-4th grade 100 meter dash
3rd and 4th grade 200 and 400 meter dash

10:00 6th grade boys and girls field events during PK-5th grade races

11:30
Presentation of 6th grade field event winners
5th and -6th grade 100 meter dash
6th grade boys 50 meter hurdles
5th and 6th grade 200 meter dash
5th and 6th grade 400 meter dash
5th and 6th grade girls and boys sprint relay
5/11/17 > FFA Banquet
The annual Gruver FFA banquet will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in the high school commons. The banquet will begin at 6:30 and will be catered by Ronnie and Johnnie Williams along with Buster Davis. Please come and help recognize these students for another active year! I hope to see everyone May 11th!
5/11/17 > Meny Terrazas Baseball Signing
Gruver isd is proud to announce that meny Terrazas is signing with Oklahoma panhandle state university to play baseball next year. we will celebrate Meny ‘s signing Friday morning at 9:30 in the high school commons. Please join us as we congragulate meny on his accomplisments. Thank you.

Ghs cheerleaders
5/11/17 > News from Kindergarten

Attachment:

 Kinder_Rodeo_2017.pdf
5/11/17 > Yearbook Award
The 2015-2016 Yearbook Staff received Honorable Mention for their 2016 Yearbook by Balfour. The Gruver High School yearbook is featured in the 2017 Yearbook Yearbook. GHS 2015-2016 Yearbook staff members were: Hannah Franklin, Karsten Irwin, Kennedy King, Brennyn Seagler, Ella Speck, Kennedy Venneman and Kailey Whitehead. Balfour honors approximately 12 percent of yearbook staffs with this distinction. Congratulations!
5/09/17 > Dalhart Music Festival
Congratulations to the Gruver Jr High Band!!!! They received Straight Superior ratings, Best Second Year Band and Overall Best Band at the Dalhart Music Festival!!!! Was a great performance by our Greyhounds!!
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5/09/17 > News from 1st Grade
News from 1st Grade

5/09/17 > 2017 Football Schedule
The 2017 Football Schedule is attached.

The varsity game with Texhoma will again be played on a Thursday this year, with the JH & JV traveling to Texhoma on Friday evening that week. This is to help out an official shortage that week.

Homecoming is September 29th vs. Highland Park

Our Breast Cancer Awareness/Pink Out Game is October 27th vs. Claude

Thanks,
Terry

5/05/17 > NJHS Induction Ceremony
The 2017 NJHS Induction Ceremony will be on Monday, May 15th in the auditorium at 11:50. All current NJHS members and inductees will be honored during the ceremony.

La Ceremonia de Inducción de NJHS 2017 será el lunes 15 de Mayo en el auditorio a las 11:50. Todos los miembros e integrantes de NJHS serán honrados durante la ceremonia.
5/05/17 > State VASE Competition
Back in February, 8 Gruver High students competed in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) Regional contest in Amarillo. Students were competing against all schools within Region 16, regardless of classification. All 8 students who competed received a rating of IV on their art piece; the highest rating for exemplary work and artistic knowledge. Their artwork moved on to area judging and were further reviewed for qualification for the state contest.

The students who competed at the Regional VASE contest were Kaycee Anderson, Kennedy Venneman, Esme Lora, Desiree Castorena, Dayanara Barraza, Aby Garcia, Leanor Acosta and Lexy Jones.

Out of 32,177 statewide regional entries, only 2,140 qualified for state competition.

Esme Lora had an artwork qualify for State and traveled to San Antonio on Saturday, April 29th to compete. While at the State VASE contest, she was able to participate in workshops and view the highest rated artwork from fellow students throughout the state of Texas. She missed medaling at State by 2 points.

WAY TO GO ESME!!

Attachment:

 Esme.JPG
5/02/17 > Class of 2017 Senior Parent Meeting
Class of 2017 Senior Parent Meeting

Parents,

I will be having a meeting in the high school gym on Thursday, May 11, at 6:30 pm to give details and general information about the Gruver Farm Scholarship. I will be explaining the application process and requirements for your child to receive this scholarship. Please call or email the superintendent’s office if you cannot attend or if you have any additional questions. This scholarship offers many opportunities for your child; I look forward to sharing this information to you.
5/01/17 > Athletic Banquet
The Gruver High School Athletic Banquet will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 6:30pm, at the First Baptist Church of Gruver. All the high school athletes are expected to attend, and their parents and guests are also welcome to attend. The cost of the meal will be $15.00 a plate for parents and guests. The meal will be free for the high school athletes.
5/01/17 > GHS Academic Program Information
5/01/17 > New EOC/STAAR report cards from TEA
The Texas Education Agency has developed a new "report card" for students taking the Grades 3-8 STAAR or Grades 9-11 EOC. The following website gives families a detailed description of what they will be receiving. These will be available starting June 2017.

http://tea.texas.gov/studentreport/
4/27/17 > JH Citizens of the 5th Six Weeks
Every six weeks we draw names from each of our four grades to determine who our "Citizens of the Six Weeks" will be. The names are placed in the boxes by any Gruver Jr. High staff member who notices a student doing something extraordinarily nice, helpful, thoughtful, or polite. We expect all of our students to behave above reproach; however, we do want to recognize those who go "above and beyond".

The winners receive a certificate, a letter sent home to their parents, and a homework pass for one day. Please see the attached file for a photo of this six weeks' Citizens: Ricardo Hernandez, Roxana Serrata, Meny Trejo, and Leticia Lora.

Great job!!!!
4/27/17 > Mighty Milers Shirt Order Due May 3rd
Mighty Milers Shirt Order Due May 3rd

Attachment:

 20170426093254392.pdf
4/26/17 > Baseball Playoff Shirts
Baseball Playoff Shirts are on sale now. Please order your shirt by Thursday, April 28th at 2:00p.m.

Go Hounds!

4/25/17 > State UIL Science Results
Our science team finishes the year in Austin as the 4th place 2A team in the state!
Individual results as follows:

Abigail Trejo: 6th Place overall, 3rd place (tie) Individual Biology
Keegan Kelp: 16th Place overall, STATE CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PHYSICS!
Cole Logsdon: 22nd Place overall (tie)
Klaire Irwin: 22nd Place overall (tie)
Kennedy Venneman: (alternate)

Please note that these 5 individuals along with Megan Mays (who went as an alternate in Literary Criticism) represent every organization that our school has: FCCLA, FFA, Band, X-C, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Track, Cheerleading, Student Council, and NHS. It is doubtful that any other state bound academic group of 6 students can say that.

Please take time to congratulate these well-rounded, very successful young men and women who represent our wonderful school!
4/25/17 > Library News
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Library_News.pdf
4/24/17 > Rove Pest Control Scholarship Application
Rove Pest Control Scholarship Application

4/24/17 > School Board Election
Reminder that early voting for school board election starts Monday, April 24th through May 2nd.

You can come by Business Office to early vote from 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Election day is May 6th at the Junior High Library from 7:00am – 7:00pm.

Reminder that you must bring ID with you when you vote.


Thank You,
GISD Business Office
4/24/17 > Mighty Milers
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Mighty_Milers.pdf
4/24/17 > 5th 6 weeks Honor Roll Celebration
Please see attachment.

4/19/17 > Regional UIL Update
Regional Academic UIL Results

Gruver High School students recently competed in the Regional 1 Academic UIL Meet on Saturday, April 8th at Odessa College in Odessa. These students and coaches have worked very hard this year and competed against other students in the 200 schools and 32 districts that encompass Region 1. The GHS Science Team won the meet by 96 points and are headed to Austin. The team includes Abigail Trejo, Klaire Irwin, Cole Logsdon, Keegan Kelp and alternate Kennedy Venneman. Other regional alternates include Klaire Irwin, Calculator Applications; Cole Logsdon, Computer Applications; and Megan Mayes, Literary Criticism. The group will leave on Thursday, April 20th and compete on April 21-22, in Austin. The students were coached by Krista Davis, Nikki Hart, Kimberly Irwin and Melissa Shelley. Good Luck in Austin!
4/19/17 > Area Track meet
The schedule for the Area Track Meet is attached. The meet will be held in Panhandle on Wednesday, April 19th.

Gruver will be represented by 4 girls and 5 boys.

Girls Qualifiers are Sarah Jackson: 4x100 Relay & 800 meter run; Kennedy Venneman: 4x100 Relay & 100 meter dash; Johanna Borunda: 4x100 Relay & 200 meter dash; Kari Whitehead: 4x100 Relay & 300 meter hurdles.

Boys Qualifiers are Will Johnson: Pole Vault; Brice McLaughlin: 100 meter dash; Jaedon Seagler: 1600 meter run; Nick Johnson: 300 meter hurdles; Matthew Felderhoff: 800 meter run & 1600 meter run.

4/19/17 > Board Minutes
Please see attached

4/13/17 > District Track Meet Schedule
This schedule for the high school district track meet, that will be held Thursday, April 13th in Fritch, is attached.

4/13/17 > 2017 Houndball Camp
Information for the Houndball Basketball Camp that will be held in June is attached.

4/13/17 > HS 5th Six Weeks Honor Roll
4/12/17 > Regional Champions UIL Science!
The Gruver High School UIL Science Team is your Region 1 Champion Team!!!!!!

The team consists of Abigail Trejo, Klaire Irwin, Cole Logsdon, Keegan Kelp, and alternate Kennedy Venneman. The team is coached by Nikki Hart and Krista Davis.

Here are their individual accomplishments at regionals out of 48 competitors (please note that individual biology scores past 3rd place were unavailable).

Abigail Trejo , senior
1st place individual
2nd place biology
4th place chemistry

Klaire Irwin
2nd place individual
1st place chemistry
4th place physics

Cole Logsdon
6th place individual
5th place chemistry
5th place physics

Keegan Kelp
7th place individual
7th place chemistry
3rd place physics

If you see these students please take time to congratulate them on their incredible accomplishment and wish them luck at state!
4/12/17 > 3 FFA teams compete 1 Advances to State
The Gruver FFA competed Saturday at the Area CDE contest in Lubbock at the Texas Tech campus. The horse evaluation team comprised of Meagan Bass, Sierra Bass and Cody Waldrop did well. They will continue to work and improve for next year’s CDE competitions. The land evaluation team came in 2nd in district and just three teams and 51 points away from making a state appearance breaking the four year streak of competing at the state level. This team consisted of eighth grader Edwin Altamirano, Nick Johnson, Pablo Ortiz and Kevin Sigala. The livestock team will be making its second appearance to state in just two years. They had an extremely good day and was 2nd out of 54 teams. Kaitlyn Stedje took home 1st high individual honors and Tyler Stedje was 8th high in the contest as well. This team consists of Macy Haight, Hagen Puentes, Kaitlyn Stedje, Tyler Stedje and two eighth graders Gage Gumfory and Saxie Raltson.

Competition District Placing Area Placing State Qualifier
Horse Evaluation 1st 18th Meagan Bass Sierra Bass Cody Waldrop
Land Evaluation 2nd 8th Edwin Altamirano Nick Johnson Pablo Ortiz Kevin Sigala
Livestock Evaluation 1st 2nd Qualifier Gage Gumfory Macy Haight Hagen Puentes Saxie Ralston Kaitlyn Stedje Tyler Stedje

Please congratulate each of these students on a job well done. We look forward to competing in a couple of weeks at the state level.
4/12/17 > Important Dates for Gruver Elementary
4/12/17 > Gruver Jr Honor Roll 5th Six Weeks

Attachment:

 Gruver_Jr.pdf
4/05/17 > Dumas Track Meet New Schedule
Please see attached

4/05/17 > WTAMU PRESIDENT VISIT
Students, parents, school board members, and community members are cordially invited to attend a meeting with President Wendler from West Texas A & M University on Tuesday, April 11th at 11:30 am in the new gym. President Wendler is very much looking forward to visiting Gruver to begin developing relationships in order to serve Gruver as a member of the education community and to meet the higher education needs of our students.
4/05/17 > Thank you from the Junior Class
The activities for the GHS Junior Class have come to an end and we offer our sincere thanks to: USA Feedyard for their donation of hamburger patties, Gruver State Bank for their donation of bottled water, Ag Ingenuity for their donation of popcorn sacks. We also appreciate all the parents who worked in the concession stand with us this year. Thank you to the fans and schools who supported our concession stand all year long. Last, but not least, many thanks to the parents who helped us with prom.

We are blessed to live, work and attend school in Gruver. We are thankful for all the support we receive from everyone!

Junior Class Sponsors,
Terry Felderhoff
Kimberly Irwin
Melissa Shelley
Cherri Sherrill
4/05/17 > GHS Senior List & Post- High School Plans
The list of seniors and their plans is attached.

4/05/17 > Swing for a Cure
The baseball and softball teams will be taking donations during the games on Saturday, April 15th at noon. T-shirt forms are attached and are due April 10th at noon. Come out and support your teams and help us swing for a cure!

4/05/17 > FCCLA STATE MEETING
FCCLA STATE MEETING
The Texas State FCCLA Leadership Meeting will be held at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel, Dallas, Texas, April 6-8, 2017. The three day conference is 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 will be carrying out the theme Rise. Lead. Succeed. Summits of Success. Participants lead with members, adults and business representatives while succeeding as they learn career readiness skills, leadership and life skills and the value of competition while participating in FCCLA programs and projects that involve families, careers and communities. Gruver High School has six students attending the meeting with FCCLA advisor, Cherri Sherrill. GHS students attending are Lizbeth Tarango, Tanya Ortiz, Alondra Borunda, Desiree Castorena and Kadi Morrow. FCCLA is a student led organization and these students earned points to attend by planning and carrying out this year’s activities and events throughout the 2016-17 school year. These students will be taking Family Consumer Science Assessments in the areas of Culinary Arts and Etiquette. There are currently 12 tests available related to the FCS curriculum and the students can earn a gold, silver or bronze medal depending on their test score.
4/05/17 > Regional UIL Academic Meet

Regional Academic UIL Meet Congratulations to GHS students who will be competing at the Region I Academic UIL Meet at Odessa College in Odessa, this year. The group will be leaving on Friday, April 7th and will be competing on Saturday, April 8th. Maddie Book, Macy Haight and Lizbeth Tarango were also regional qualifiers but could not compete due to conflicts with other school events.

Prose 8 am Contest Hannah/alt

Calculator Apps 8:30 am 9 am Set - up Contest Klaire, Kari, Keegan & Cole

Computer Apps 9 am 10 am Set-up Contest Cole

Accounting 11 am 11:30 am Set-up Contest Kari/alt

Science 11 am 11:30 am Set-up Contest Klaire, Keegan, Cole, Abigail, Kennedy/alt

Spelling 11 am 11:30 am Set-up Contest Getsy

News Writing 11 am Contest Hannah/alt

Feature Writing 12 am Contest Hannah/alt

Editorial 1:30 pm Contest Kaycee

Headline 2:30 pm Contest M'Kendree

Literary Criticism 3:30 pm Contest Faith, Megan, Johana & Aby

4/03/17 > Baseball vs. WT
The baseball games vs. West Texas have been moved to Monday, 4/3.

The varsity will play at 4:30, and the JV will play following the conclusion of the varsity game.
4/03/17 > Dumas Track Meet
The schedule of events for the Dumas Track Meet that will be held on Friday is attached.

3/29/17 > Yearbook Sales
2016-2017 Yearbooks are on sale! An order form is attached and all orders are due Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Don’t miss out on owning a piece of history!

Attachment:

 2017_Sales_Letter.pdf
3/29/17 > Best of Texas Overall Results Computer Apps and Accounting
I am very proud of the students who competed in the Best of Texas academic contests in preparation for our UIL Academics Meet. The following students placed in the Top 10 Overall for Class 2A.

Accounting:
Kari Whitehead- 1st Place 9th Grade
Matthew Felderhoff- 2nd Place 9th Grade
Hunter Haynes- 3rd Place 9th Grade

Computer Applications:
Jaedon Seagler- 3rd Place 10th Grade

The future is very bright for these students!
3/29/17 > District Academic UIL Results
District Academic UIL Results

Gruver High School had 53 students that participated in 20 events at the District Academic UIL meet that was held Friday, March 24th at Amarillo College. GHS students did not compete in the One Act Play, Cross Examination Debate or Computer Science. These students and teachers should be congratulated on a great effort and tons of hard work. The top 3 students in each event will advance to the regional meet, plus the top scorers in biology, chemistry and physics. Students that made up the first place team are also regional qualifiers. GHS had 3 first place teams that included Calculator Applications, Literary Criticism and Science. The regional meet will be held at Odessa College on Saturday, April 8th. Results from the meet are as follows.



Contestants:
Event Place Points School Name
Accounting 1 15 Vega HS Vega Jarrett Glasscock
2 12 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch NIK WESTBROOK
3 10 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch AUSTIN WHATLEY
4 8 Gruver HS Gruver Kari Whitehead
5 6 Vega HS Vega Grady Arnold
6 4 Vega HS Vega Tyler Hodge
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Calculator Applications 1 15 Gruver HS Gruver Klaire Irwin
2 12 Gruver HS Gruver Kari Whitehead
3 9 West Texas HS Stinnett Jackson Schroeder
3 9 Vega HS Vega Macy Walker
5 6 Vega HS Vega Jackson Neelley
6 4 Gruver HS Gruver Keegan Kelp
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Current Issues 1 15 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch KEEGAN WILLS
2 12 Stratford HS Stratford Sherridan Powers
3 10 Stratford HS Stratford Erika Lopez
4 8 Vega HS Vega Zane Warden
5 6 Stratford HS Stratford Ty McBryde
6 4 West Texas HS Stinnett Larissa Neely
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Computer Applications 1 15 Vega HS Vega Allie Joyce
2 12 Vega HS Vega RaLee McKarns
3 10 Gruver HS Gruver Cole Logsdon
4 8 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch HANNAH TORRES
5 6 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch AUSTIN WHATLEY
6 4 Gruver HS Gruver Conner Haynes
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Computer Science 1 15 Vega HS Vega Nathan Lancaster
2 12 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch TRISTEN STONE
3 10 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch CHRISTIAN MULL
4 8 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch KEEGAN WILLS
5 6 Boys Ranch HS Boys Ranch Alex Barry
6 4 Sunray H S Sunray Austyn Smock
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Editorial Writing 1 15 West Texas HS Stinnett Brenna Hinshaw
2 12 Gruver HS Gruver Kacee Anderson
3 10 Stratford HS Stratford Kenlee McBryde
4 8 West Texas HS Stinnett Alic Bouldin
5 6 West Texas HS Stinnett Kendall Harris
6 4 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch SAGE SCRIMSHIRE
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Feature Writing 1 15 West Texas HS Stinnett Brenna Hinshaw
2 12 West Texas HS Stinnett Mauricio Lira
3 10 West Texas HS Stinnett Ryan Peterson
4 8 Gruver HS Gruver Hannah Franklin
5 6 Stratford HS Stratford Colten Lanning
6 4 Stratford HS Stratford Kenlee McBryde
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Headline Writing 1 15 West Texas HS Stinnett Brenna Hinshaw
2 12 West Texas HS Stinnett Ryan Peterson
3 10 Gruver HS Gruver M'Kendree Dick
4 8 Stratford HS Stratford Colten Lanning
5 6 Gruver HS Gruver Hope Truitt
6 4 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch NIK WESTBROOK
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Informative Speaking 1 15 Vega HS Vega Libbie Uttley
2 12 West Texas HS Stinnett Arden Hinshaw
3 10 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch KENDRA OTTE
4 8 West Texas HS Stinnett Caleb Markham
5 6 West Texas HS Stinnett Matthew Freriks
6 4 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch RYAN CHARLTON
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Lincoln Douglas Debate 1 15 Stratford HS Stratford Kory Punch
2 12 West Texas HS Stinnett Caleb Markham
3 10 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch ANN SMITH
4 8 West Texas HS Stinnett Colter Morrison
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Literary Criticism 1 15 Gruver HS Gruver Faith Olsen
2 12 Gruver HS Gruver Megan Mayes
3 10 West Texas HS Stinnett Larissa Neely
4 8 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch SAGE SCRIMSHIRE
5 6 Sunray H S Sunray Clancy White
6 4 Sunray H S Sunray Madison Hatfield
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Mathematics 1 15 Vega HS Vega Grady Arnold
2 12 West Texas HS Stinnett Dalin Williams
3 10 Vega HS Vega Brent Rohrbach
4 8 Vega HS Vega Kilan Haschke
5 5 Stratford HS Stratford Fernando Jacquez
5 5 Vega HS Vega R. B. Gist
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Number Sense 1 15 Vega HS Vega Grady Arnold
2 11 West Texas HS Stinnett Jackson Schroeder
2 11 Vega HS Vega Carson Grawunder
4 8 West Texas HS Stinnett Dalin Williams
5 6 Stratford HS Stratford Russell Spurlock
6 1.33 Gruver HS Gruver William Robinson
6 1.33 Gruver HS Gruver Keegan Kelp
6 1.33 Vega HS Vega Allie Joyce
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News Writing 1 15 West Texas HS Stinnett Brenna Hinshaw
2 12 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch JAYCE BAKER
3 10 Stratford HS Stratford Erika Lopez
4 8 Gruver HS Gruver Hannah Franklin
5 6 West Texas HS Stinnett Ryan Peterson
6 4 West Texas HS Stinnett Rubie Killins
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Persuasive Speaking 1 15 West Texas HS Stinnett Quinn Wilson
2 12 Gruver HS Gruver Maddie Book
3 10 Gruver HS Gruver Lizbeth Tarango
4 8 West Texas HS Stinnett Taya Smith
5 6 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch ANN SMITH
6 4 Gruver HS Gruver Tania Ortiz
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Poetry Interpretation 1 15 Vega HS Vega Savanna Davis
2 12 West Texas HS Stinnett Arden Hinshaw
3 10 Vega HS Vega Carter Hanke
4 8 West Texas HS Stinnett Aaron Fish
5 6 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch JARON BAKER
6 4 Gruver HS Gruver Carlee Johnson
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Prose Interpretation 1 15 West Texas HS Stinnett Matthew Freriks
2 12 West Texas HS Stinnett Taylor Packebush
3 10 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch SIMONE GRANT
4 8 Gruver HS Gruver Hannah Franklin
5 6 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch TRACI BOYD
6 4 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch SHEY PATTERSON
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Ready Writing 1 15 West Texas HS Stinnett Alic Bouldin
2 12 Gruver HS Gruver Macy Haight
3 10 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch SAGE SCRIMSHIRE
4 8 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch SYDNEY REYNOLDS
5 6 Gruver HS Gruver Faith Olsen
6 4 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch BELLA LEATHERMAN
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Biology 1 3 Gruver HS Gruver Abigail Trejo
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Chemistry 1 3 Gruver HS Gruver Cole Logsdon
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Science 1 15 Vega HS Vega Zane Warden
2 12 Gruver HS Gruver Klaire Irwin
3 10 Gruver HS Gruver Keegan Kelp
4 8 Gruver HS Gruver Cole Logsdon
5 6 Gruver HS Gruver Abigail Trejo
6 4 Gruver HS Gruver Kennedy Venneman
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Physics 1 3 Vega HS Vega Zane Warden
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Social Studies 1 15 Vega HS Vega Zane Warden
2 12 Sunray H S Sunray Jayci Stokes
3 10 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch SYDNEY REYNOLDS
4 8 Boys Ranch HS Boys Ranch Kyleigh Marshall
5 6 Stratford HS Stratford Natalia Niave
6 4 Gruver HS Gruver Braxton Crane
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Spelling and Vocabulary 1 15 Vega HS Vega Cheney Melton
2 12 Vega HS Vega Brent Rohrbach
3 10 Gruver HS Gruver Getsy Chavira
4 8 West Texas HS Stinnett Chloe Riehl
5 5 Stratford HS Stratford Natalia Niave
5 5 Sunray H S Sunray Audree Wilson
Teams:
Event Place Points School
Accounting 1 10 Vega HS Vega
2 5 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch
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Calculator Applications 1 10 Gruver HS Gruver
2 5 Vega HS Vega
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Current Issues 1 10 Stratford HS Stratford
2 5 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch
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Computer Science 1 20 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch
2 16 Vega HS Vega
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Cross Examination Debate 1 20 West Texas HS Stinnett Team 3
2 16 West Texas HS Stinnett Team 1
3 12 West Texas HS Stinnett Team 2
4 10 Sunray H S Sunray Team 2
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Journalism 1 10 West Texas HS Stinnett
2 5 Gruver HS Gruver
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Literary Criticism 1 10 Gruver HS Gruver
2 5 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch
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Mathematics 1 10 Vega HS Vega
2 5 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch
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Number Sense 1 10 Vega HS Vega
2 5 Stratford HS Stratford
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One Act Play 1 40 Vega HS Vega
2 42 Boys Ranch HS Boys Ranch
3 34 Sunray H S Sunray
4 53 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch
5 24 West Texas HS Stinnett
6 14 Stratford HS Stratford
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Science 1 10 Gruver HS Gruver
2 5 Vega HS Vega
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Social Studies 1 10 Vega HS Vega
2 5 Stratford HS Stratford
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Speech 1 10 West Texas HS Stinnett
2 5 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch
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Spelling and Vocabulary 1 10 Vega HS Vega
2 5 Sanford-Fritch H S Fritch
3/29/17 > Career & Technical Scholarship
3/29/17 > WT JH Track Meet Revised Schedule
Coaches,

In order to try and get our jr high track meet completed, we will be starting all running events at 5 p.m. Athletes will be allowed to return to their unfinished field events in between running. Thanks for your cooperation and help. It will be a big meet!

Wade

3/27/17 > News from Elementary
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Read_Quest_.pdf
3/27/17 > PK-8th Spring Pictures
Your student will be receiving their Spring Individual Picture Order Form. These orders are DUE APRIL 10th to their teacher.

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO INCLUDE 6.75% TAX IN YOUR ORDER!

Thank you,
Kimberly Irwin
3/27/17 > Best of Texas Biology
The Best of Texas is an online practice contest for 2A Texas high school students to prepare for UIL contests. Our science team and AP Biology class is competing in the Biology contest. The contest consists of three rounds of tests. Placings are given through 10th place.

Nick Johnson - 1st overall / 9th grade
Kennedy Venneman - 3rd overall / 12th grade
3/27/17 > Best of Texas Chemistry Results
Congratulations to the following students for winning overall awards in their grade level in the 2A Best of Texas Chemistry contest!
The top three individuals in each grade level are awarded. Gruver is also the 2A Chemistry Best of Texas Champion Team.

12th Grade
1st Kennedy Venneman
2nd Abigail Trejo

11th Grade
1st Klaire Irwin
2nd Cole Logsdon
3rd Kaitlyn Stedje

10th Grade
2nd Keegan Kelp
3rd Lane Seagler

9th Grade
2nd Nick Johnson
3/27/17 > News from PK and K
Please see attachment.

3/27/17 > WT Track Meet Schedules
West Texas track meet schedules are attached.

JH Meet on Thursday - Dismiss at 1:30 & leave at 1:45.

HS Meet on Friday – Dismiss at 10:45 & leave at 11:00.

3/20/17 > Spearman Track Meet Schedule
The schedule for the Spearman Track Meet is attached.

The HS meet is Thursday, and the JH meet is Friday.

3/20/17 > Softball Shirts
An order form is attached for the 2017 softball shirt. Orders are due March 28th to the high school office or Leigh Anne Winger.

3/20/17 > February Board Minutes
3/20/17 > Virtual Challenge Meet #4 Accounting Results
The High School Accounting Team took their last Virtual Challenge Meet Test and did very well. They are working very hard for their upcoming District Meet this Friday.

2A Accounting: 4th Place Team (Kari, Matthew, Thomas, Hunter and Lalo)

Kari Whitehead: 29th Place Overall Class A-6A, 7th Place 2A, 1st Place 9th Grade 2A

Matthew Felderhoff: 11th Place 2A, 2nd Place 9th Grade 2A

Thomas Speck: 14th Place 2A, 3rd Place 9th Grade 2A

Hunter Haynes: 14th Place 2A, 3rd Place 9th Grade 2A

Lalo Barrera: 23rd Place 2A
3/20/17 > Best of Texas Round 3 Computer Apps & Accounting Results
Congratulations to these students for placing in the Top 3 of the Best of Texas Class 2A Round 3 Competition in Accounting and Computer Apps.

Accounting:
Kari Whitehead- 6th
Matthew Felderhoff- 8th
Hunter Haynes- 9th

Computer Apps:
Jaedon Seagler- 7th
Cole Logsdon- 8th
3/18/17 > GHS Cheerleaders 2017-2018
Congratulations to the new 2017-2018 GHS Cheerleaders!

Cristal Alvarez
Wendy De La Cerda
Aby Garcia
Klaire Irwin
Klaire King
Kari Whitehead

Alternate: Sindy Gaspar

Go Hounds!
3/18/17 > Best of Texas Round 3 Chemistry Results
The Best of Texas is an online practice contest for 2A Texas high school students to prepare for UIL contests. Our science team and Advanced Chemistry class is competing in the Chemistry contest. The contest consists of three rounds of tests. Placings are given through 10th place.

Round 3 Results

2nd Klaire Irwin
3rd Cole Logsdon
4th Kennedy Venneman
8th Kaitlyn Stedje
3/18/17 > All-District Basketball Awards
The All-District awards for both the girls and the boys are attached.

3/09/17 > Tennis Shirt
An order form is attached for Gruver Tennis shirts. The due date is Friday, March 10th by noon, a very quick turnaround. Turn orders into Kimberly Irwin.

Thanks and Go Hounds!

3/09/17 > News from PK
News from PK

Attachment:

 Cooking_in_PK.pdf
3/09/17 > News from Kindergarten
News from Kindergarten

3/09/17 > Softball Schedule Change
Saturday's softball game vs. Clarendon has been moved to March 17th at 1:00. This is due to Clarendon being in the State Basketball Tournament.


The softball game on March 13th at Follett will not be played. Follett has forfeited due to a lack of available players during Spring Break.
3/09/17 > Revised Track Schedule
A high school meet has been added for April 7th at Dumas.

3/09/17 > Landscaping Scholarship Application
Landscaping Scholarship Application

3/03/17 > FCCLA Region 1 Meeting
Gruver FCCLA members traveled to Lubbock, on Thursday, February 23-25, to attend the Region 1 FCCLA meeting. The GHS group toured the 1887 Charles and Molly Goodnight Home in Claude before heading to Lubbock. The group took FCSA’s on Friday. Getsy Chavira earned a gold medal for the Etiquette assessment; Abigail Trejo earned a gold medal for the Culinary Arts assessment;, Alondra Borunda, Susy Chavez and Tanya Ortiz earned silver medals for the Creed, Mission and Purposes assessment; and Lizbeth Tarango earned a bronze medal for the Child Development assessment. The group enjoyed getting to listen to Joe Fingerhut, a motivational speaker who was passionate about inspiring young people to dream bigger dreams, eliminate limits, and lead themselves. He also spoke about the power of right choices, attitude and character. He has spoken at schools, youth groups, camps and conferences across America. The group also watched the movie “Hidden Figures” while in Lubbock. It was the true story of three black women in the 60’s who were mathematicians and engineers and worked for NASA and helped to do incredible things despite terrible odds. It was nice to visit with two former GHS students who are now TTU students in Lubbock. Lizbeth Trejo is an Accounting major and Noemi Guereca is a Finance major.
3/03/17 > Spring Pictures
Thursday, March 9th will be the LAST picture day of the year. We will be taking JH & HS Spring Sports and PK-8th Class Groups.

Thank you!
3/01/17 > Best of Texas Round 2 Computer Apps & Accounting
Please congratulate these students for placing in the Top 10 of the 2A Best of Texas UIL Contest in Computer Apps and Accounting.

Accounting:
Kari Whitehead 7th
Matthew Felderhoff 8th
Hunter Haynes 9th

Computer Apps:
Cole Logsdon 2nd
Jaedon Seagler 10th

These students continue to work hard in preparation for their District UIL Competition, March 24th.
3/01/17 > Canadian Invitational meet journalism results
Congratulations to Hannah Franklin for taking 3rd place in both News and Feature writing, and Randi Jines who took home 1st place in Editorial writing! Way to go girls!
3/01/17 > Great Clips Scholarship
Please see attached

2/28/17 > Best of Texas Chemistry Results
The Best of Texas is an online practice contest is for 2A Texas high school students to prepare for UIL contests. Our science team and Advanced Chemistry class is competing in the Chemistry contest. The contest consists of three rounds of tests. Placings are given through 10th place.

Round 2 Results

1st Klaire Irwin
2nd Cole Logsdon
3rd Kennedy Venneman
6th (tie) Kaitlyn Stedje
6th (tie) Kaycee Anderson
8th Abigail Trejo
10th Lane Seagler
2/28/17 > Panhandle Showdown Softball Tournament Bracket
Attached is the softball tournament bracket for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday this week. Games will be played at John Stiff Park on 45th and Bell in Amarillo.

2/28/17 > Sunray Track Meet Schedule
The schedule for the Sunray track meet is attached.

2/24/17 > John Deere Tech Program
John Deere Tech Program

2/24/17 > News from 1st-4th Grades
please see attatched

2/24/17 > 8th Grade Meeting
8th Grade Meeting

Where: High School Commons
When: February 28th @ 6:00 PM
Why: Register For Classes for Freshman Year
Who: 8th Grade Students and their Parents
2/24/17 > 7th grade frog dissection
7th grade frog dissection

Attachment:

 dissection2017.pdf
2/22/17 > Best of Texas Round 1 Computer Apps & Accounting
We are working hard in preparation for our District UIL Academic Meet with test from “Best of Texas”. Please congratulation these students on their Round 1 Results:

2A Accounting:
Kari Whitehead- 8th Place
Hunter Haynes- 9th Place
Lalo Barrera- 10th Place

2A Computer Applications:
Cole Logsdon- 1st Place
Connor Haynes- 10th Place
2/22/17 > JH Citizens of the 4th Six Weeks
JH Citizens of the 2nd Six Weeks

Every six weeks we draw names from each of our four grades to determine who our "Citizens of the Six Weeks" will be. The names are placed in the boxes by any Gruver Jr. High staff member who notices a student doing something extraordinarily nice, helpful, thoughtful, or polite. We expect all of our students to behave above reproach; however, we do want to recognize those who go "above and beyond".

The winners receive a certificate, a letter sent home to their parents, and a homework pass for one day. Please see the attached file for a photo of this six weeks' Citizens: Alan Lora, Brooklyn Vasquez, Andrea Salgado, and Colton Millsap.

Great job!!!!

2/22/17 > HS Semester Test Exemptions
To the Parents of GHS Students:

Attendance at Gruver High School is significantly down compared to attendance rates from last year. Attendance is extremely important for many reasons. First, students need to be in the classroom to learn. When students are absent make up work is not as simple as sending home a worksheet to be made up. There are many lectures, labs, and other various activities that happen every day that cannot be duplicated or made up when missed. Second, attendance affects the money that is sent to our school from the state (this is linked to 2nd period attendance). Third, attendance is linked to our state accountability system which is how our school system is graded; and last, but not least, the state requires every student to be in attendance 90% of the time, or the student does not receive credit for that class. The only absences that do not count against the student in the 90% rule are extracurricular absences and college visits. The state does not distinguish between excused or unexcused absences and does not care about the reason for the absence. Students, by law, must be in school 90% of the time in each class or they do not receive credit. Parents, we need your help making sure your student is in school every day. We understand that occasionally students are too sick to come to school and occasionally emergencies arise. However, we have students missing for many reasons that have nothing to do with illnesses or emergencies. We also understand that students occasionally have to go to the orthodontist, eye doctor, etc., but please schedule those appointments as much as possible during holidays such as Christmas, Spring Break, summer, etc. We thank you for your efforts in helping us improve our attendance at Gruver High School. We want our attendance rates to reflect the incredible parents, students, and staff that we have in this wonderful community.

In an effort on our part to improve attendance we have put the following Spring 2017 Pilot Semester Exemption Policy in place. This is a test to see if semester test exemptions help improve attendance. If attendance does not improve, the policy will not continue. If you have questions about the policy please contact the high school office at 733-2477.

Again, thank you so much for your cooperation in helping us improve attendance at GHS!


Spring Semester Exam Exemption Policy
(Test Pilot for Spring 2017 ONLY)

SPRING 2017 SEMESTER EXAM EXEMPTIONS

SENIORS:
Seniors will follow the exemption policy for the spring semester that was already in place for them. They must have an average of 80 or higher with 3 absences or fewer to be exempt from a semester exam. Each class stands separately. Extracurricular activities and college visits do not count against them, but all other absences count including doctor visits.


FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, AND JUNIORS ONLY:
The following test pilot policy applies to high school students in grades 9-11.

Students in grades 9-11 may be exempt from spring semester exams under the following conditions:

Also note the following:
• Each class stands separately.
• No exceptions will be made for absences; there is no distinction between excused and unexcused absences; both count against students for semester exam exemption purposes.
2/20/17 > Best of Texas Round 1 Chemistry Results
The Best of Texas is an online practice contest is for 2A Texas high school students to prepare for UIL contests. Our science team and Advanced Chemistry class is competing in the Chemistry contest. The contest will consist of three rounds of tests. Placings are given through 10th place.

Round 1 Results

1st Kennedy Venneman
2nd Klaire Irwin
3rd Cole Logsdon
4th Kaitlyn Stedje
5th Keegan Kelp
6th Abigail Trejo
7th Kaycee Anderson
2/20/17 > Canadian UIL Invitational Meet Results
Five of the eight GHS UIL Science Team Competed in the Canadian Invitational Meet. As a team, we came in second. There were 61 competitors from 11 different schools. The science test is scored as an overall test for high score. It is also scored for the component biology, chemistry, and physics portions of the test. Each the five competing team members placed in the top ten in one or more of the components!

Overall score:
3rd Klaire Irwin
4th Keegan Kelp
7th Kennedy Venneman
8th Abigail Trejo

Biology:
2nd (tie) Abigail Trejo
2nd (tie) Kennedy Venneman
3rd Keegan Kelp
7th (tie) Lane Seagler

Chemistry:
2nd Klaire Irwin
7th Kennedy Venneman
8th (tie) Abigail Trejo
10th(tie)Keegan Kelp


Physics:
3rd (tie) Klaire Irwin
2nd Keegan Kelp
2/20/17 > Gruver JH 4th Six Weeks Honor Roll
see attached

Attachment:

 Gruver_Jr.pdf
2/20/17 > GHS Honor Roll-4th Six weeks
Please see attached

2/20/17 > 2017 Ozarka Scholarship Application
2017 Ozarka Scholarship Application

2/13/17 > Jr. High World War II Trunk - Panhandle Plains Historical Museum visit
For second time this school year, we had the great pleasure of having Sierra Granger, originally from White Deer, come and visit with our 5th - 8th grade students. This time she brought with her a trunk filled to the brim with World War II items. It was once again, a smashing success! Thank you Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Sierra, and Elaina Cunningham (who helped set this up for us)!!

(please see the attachment for pictures and more information)

2/13/17 > News from 3rd Grade
News from 3rd Grade

2/13/17 > Spring Sports Schedules
All of the Spring sport schedules are attached for informational purposes. Hopefully we are still playing hoops for a while!!

2/10/17 > Sunray Circle of Friends
This Tuesday, February 14, the Sunray Circle of Friends will be holding a silent auction during the Sunray/Gruver boys’ basketball games. We have lots of donated items such as a wooden toy box/bench, 60 pounds of meat from JBS, a quilt, artwork and much more. We want to invite all of you to stop by and place a bid on some of these goodies! This money will be used to help people in our community battling life-threatening illness. Thank you in advance for your support. Be safe and good luck on Tuesday!
2/10/17 > FCCLA Visits Hansford Manor
Happy Valentine’s Day

What is Valentine's Day? St Valentine's Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. Every year on February 14, people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to loved ones, family and friends. People send Valentine's Day cards, special foods and flowers and spend special time together to honor their love for each other. Seventeen FCCLA members celebrated Valentine’s Day by visiting Hansford Manor residents and handing out carnations. The members enjoyed visiting with the residents and seeing the smiles on each of their faces when they received their special flower. The group returned home and enjoyed a pizza dinner.
2/10/17 > Scholarship Opportunity
Khalil Khan and the other attorneys at the firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship to a student of their choosing. To qualify for this scholarship:
You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to
attend) a college or university in the United States.
You must be able to provide an official school transcript or acceptance letter verifying your enrollment.
You must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
Write an essay explaining your plans for your education.
The deadline for application submissions is August 1st, 2017. Qualifying students can apply here:
http://khaninjurylaw.com/scholarship/





Please let me know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,
Merit
O.B.O. Khan Law Firm PLLC
2/09/17 > JV & Varsity Boys vs. Fritch 2/10/17
The JV and Varsity boys will be closing out their home schedule tomorrow night vs. Fritch. In between the JV & Varsity games, the boys' coaching staff will recognize the JH Boys Basketball players from this season. At halftime of the Varsity Boys game, the Dribbling G's will perform for the final time this season. Hope to see you there!
2/07/17 > National FCCLA Week
National FCCLA Week

Gruver High School will celebrate National FCCLA Week, February 12th -18th , with a host of activities and events. There are currently 43 FCCLA members in the GHS chapter.

• This week officers will be selling “You Make My Heart Pop “ messages for $1.50 each. The messages can be purchased in the commons before school or in the FCS classroom. The messages with a treat bag of white chocolate popcorn mix will be delivered on Thursday, February 16, to the recipients with a red, pink or purple tag to signify love, friendship or a secret admirer.
• Thursday, February 9th - Students will be traveling to Hansford Hansford Manor to deliver carnations and to visit with the residents They will enjoy a pizza dinner when they return to the campus. Members will need to wear the “Dude be nice” shirts or other FCCLA shirts.
• Tuesday, February 14th – Members will receive a red rose, the official FCCLA flower.
• Wednesday, February 15th – “You Make My Heart Pop” deliveries.
• Thursday, February 16th – Members will receive a burrito coupon to encourage them to start each day right with a good breakfast.
• Friday, February 17th – “Cupcake Day” with members and FCS students receiving a decorated cupcake.
2/06/17 > WT UIL Practice Meet Results
WT Invitational Academic Meet Results

Gruver High School students competed in the West Texas High School Invitational Meet and these are the results. GHS is proud of these students for working hard to prepare for the district meet that will be held on Friday, March 24, at Amarillo College.

• Accounting – Kimberly Irwin Coach
3rd Place Team
• Computer Aps – Kimberly Irwin Coach
2nd Place - Conner Haynes
6th Place - Cole Logsdon
• Literary Criticism – Melissa Shelley Coach
1st Place – Faith Olsen
• News Writing – Kelly Hart Coach
5th Place – Hannah Franklin
• Science Team - Krista Davis & Nikki Hart Coaches
Tied for 1st Place with Clarendon
There were 71 competitors from 10 different schools. The science test is scored as an overall test for high score. It is also scored for the component - biology, chemistry, and physics portions of the test. Each of our eight team members placed in the top ten in one or more of the components!
Individual Scores
2nd Klaire Irwin
5th Cole Logsdon
7th Nick Johnson
9th (tie) Kennedy Venneman
9th (tie) Keegan Kelp
10th Macy Haight
Biology:
2nd Nick Johnson
4th Klaire Irwin
7th Keegan Kelp
8th Kennedy Venneman
9th Macy Haight
10th Abigail Trejo
Chemistry:
2nd Klaire Irwin
3rd Cole Logsdon
8th Kennedy Venneman
Physics:
3rd Nick Johnson
6th Keegan Kelp
7th Lane Seagler
2/06/17 > Qualifiers for State Solo/Ensemble
Congratulations to the Greyhound Band!! On Saturday Feb. 4 they received 22 Division 1 Ratings. Those students have qualified for the State Solo/Ensemble Contest being held in May in Round Rock, TX.

Receiving the Division 1 Ratings were:

Aby Garcia - Clarinet Solo and Woodwind Ensemble
Lexi Jones - Flute Solo and Woodwind Ensemble
Lalo Barrera - Brass Quintet
Maddie Book - Brass Quintet
Alondra Borunda - Percussion
Erik Sigala - Brass Quintet
Kevin Sigala - Brass Quintet
Meny Terrazas - Brass Quintet
Christina Ayala - Woodwind Ensemble
Desiree Castorena - Woodwind Ensemble
Sindy Gaspar - Woodwind Ensemble
Megan Mayes - Percussion
Troy Mayes -- Woodwind Ensemble
Faith Olsen - Woodwind Ensemble
Julian Ortiz - Woodwind Ensemble
Giselle Rey - Woodwind Ensemble
John Robinson - Woodwind Ensemble
Lizbeth Tarango - Woodwind Ensemble
Abigail Trejo - Woodwind Ensemble
Hailey Truitt - Percussion

Very Proud of all of the band members that performed on Saturday!!!!
2/06/17 > Los Barrios de Amarillo Student and Adult Scholarship/ Nominate Community Partners and Volunteers
Hello Members and Friends of Los Barrios de Amarillo,

We have also added something new this year in which we are very excited to announce! We will be awarding a scholarship to an adult who is starting or continuing their education. The requisites are below.

Adult Application:
• Must be attending Amarillo College or West Texas A&M University
• Must be two or more years out of high school or GED equivalent
• Provide a copy (not official) of your most recent transcript (high school, GED or other college/university)
• Must include two letters of recommendation from anyone not related to you.
• 300 word essay (see application for topics)

Also, there is a link below if you are interested in nominating community partners or volunteers who have impacted our students or our organization. The four awards that are given out are LBDA Business Partner of the Year, Educator of the Year, Community Volunteer and Lo Mejor de lo Nuestro. Here is the link with details and the opportunity to nominate.
NOMINATE HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YWVYMC8
Deadline to nominate is March 31st


Educator of the Year goes to an individual who has had a great impact on young people. This individual may or may not be a Los Barrios de Amarillo member. Can be a current or retired teacher of any grade level.
Lo Mejor de Lo Nuestro "The best of the best"- (must be a current member of Los Barrios) This member has done so much for the Los Barrios de Amarillo. When you think of Los Barrios you think of this person.
Business Community Service Award- This award is for a business or organization who has gone above and beyond to aid in fulfilling the mission of promoting higher education with our organization.
Outstanding Community Service Award (an individual)- This person has dedicated time, effort and commitment selflessly and is described as a servant leader for our organization.


If you have any questions email losbarriosdeamarillo@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Los Barrios de Amarillo

2/06/17 > Shamrock Rose Scholarship Pageant
Shamrock Rose Scholarship Pageant

Attachment:

 201611281448.pdf
2/06/17 > FAFSA Facts
FAFSA Facts

Attachment:

 FAFSA_Facts.pdf
2/01/17 > Apply for Seaboard Foods Scholarship by March 31, 2017
Apply for Seaboard Foods Scholarship by March 31, 2017

Seaboard Foods will be awarding 40 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending community high schools. In addition ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to children of Seaboard Foods, Seaboard Transport or High Plains Bioenergy employees.

Applications are available online http://seaboardfoods.com/our_commitments/Pages/Scholarships.aspx and are due by March 31, 2017.

For more information about eligibility requirements and applying visit http://seaboardfoods.com/our_commitments/Pages/Scholarships.aspx. Please email scholarship@seaboardfoods.com for additional questions.
2/01/17 > Los Barrios de Amarillo Scholarship
Los Barrios de Amarillo Scholarship is currently accepting submissions for our scholarship!

DEADLINE is March 1, 2017

Please see the attached scholarship application. Please forward this email to anyone that may need this information.
Students should:
1. Fully complete the fillable scholarship and print it (when you try to fill in the application you may need to "unlock" or "duplicate" the application. It should give you the options to do so as soon as you click in one of the blanks to fill in the form)

2. Attach their 250 word essay (see scholarship for details)
3. Attach one letter of recommendation (see scholarship for details)
4. GPA of 3.0 (80)
4. Attach a 7 semester transcript
5. Mail or deliver everything to:
Amarillo Wesley Community Center
ATTN: Los Barrios Scholarship Committee
1615 S. Roberts
Amarillo, TX 79102

As a reminder, the only prerequisite to be eligible to apply for the scholarship is that a student must have attended a Step Up to Success either in middle school or high school.

If you have any questions or there are issues please send us an email. We will respond as soon as possible.

We appreciate your continued support of the conference and we look forward to seeing you next fall!

Thank you,


Los Barrios De Amarillo
losbarriosdeamarillo@gmail.com

1/30/17 > Canadian JH
The schedule for the Canadian JH basketball tournament is attached.

1/30/17 > HS UIL Accounting Team
The High School UIL Accounting Team has been competing in Virtual Challenge Meets with students from across the state of Texas.

In our first meet, November 12th, we placed 7th out of 16 teams from Class 2A. Hunter Haynes was 21st, Lalo Barrera was 29th, Matthew Felderhoff and Thomas Speck tied for 31st. Four of the five team members are freshmen, which makes these results even more impressive. Out of the 2A 9th Grade Accounting students competing Hunter Haynes was 2nd, Matthew Felderhoff and Thomas Speck tied for 5th.

The second meet was during finals week, so we did not compete.

The third meet, January 28th, we placed 7th again in Class 2A, total number of teams that competed is unknown at this time. Hunter Haynes was 20th, Thomas Speck was 22nd, Kari Whitehead was 24th, Lalo Barrera was 25th and Matthew Felderhoff was 28th. Out of the 2A 9th Grade Accounting students competing Hunter Haynes was 3rd, Thomas Speck was 4th, Kari Whitehead was 5th, and Matthew Felderhoff was 6th.

We have one more Virtual Meet and three more Best of Texas online meets before our District Competition. We also just recently competed in the UIL Practice meet at West Texas High School and are waiting on those results. I’m very proud of the work these students are putting into their event.
1/26/17 > Basketball Picture Order Forms
You may order your child’s Basketball Pictures online, but forms are available to your students in the gym.

To order online:
www.lifetouchsports.com
Pre-Order Now
Code: GE016339X0
Choose your packet and checkout
PRINT YOUR RECEIPT AND SEND IT WITH YOUR CHILD ON PICTURE DAY!
1/26/17 > O'Malley Scholarship
The year 2017 marks the twenty-third time that the Texas Medical Association Young Physician Section will award its rural science scholarship. This $1,000 award is given to a rural Texas high school senior who excels in science, for use toward continuing his or her education in the field of medicine.

In 2007, the YPS Rural Scholarship was transformed into a memorial scholarship for Michael O’Malley, MD. Dr. O’Malley, a recipient of a similar scholarship himself, was an internal medicine physician in Galveston and past chair of the TMA Young Physician Section. Tragically, Dr. O’Malley died from cardiac arrest in his home at the age of 43 and left a wife and two young children. In his memory, the young physicians’ are continuing the tradition of helping rural high school seniors pursue a degree in the field of medicine.

All outstanding rural high school seniors interested in pursuing their education and becoming a physician are invited to apply for this award. The application form and submission details are attached. Please feel free to make additional copies to distribute.

Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2017 and sent via mail to Texas Medical Association, YPS Coordinator, 401 West 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701. The scholarship winner will be notified by March 2017.

The future of medicine depends on a high quality applicant pool and this scholarship is designed to help assure that the most talented students are given the opportunity to pursue a career in medicine. We appreciate your continued support and your assistance in sharing this information with the students in your school.

Sincerely,

Sandra Williams, DO
Chair, Young Physician Section
YPSInfo@texmed.org

1/25/17 > MySchoolBucks
Dear Parents,

Gruver ISD now offers MySchoolBucks, a convenient online service that allows you to securely pay for your student’s meals online using your credit/debit card or electronic check.

You can:
- Set Up Automatic Recurring Payments
- Track & Review Meal History
- Create Low Balance Alerts
- Make Payments with the New Mobile App
- And More…

Sign up now! Registering for your FREE account is easy, go to https://www.MySchoolBucks.com. Create a secure account and never worry again about sending cash or checks with your student(s) to school again! In order to add a student you may use their birthday OR you might need their ID number. If you need the ID number you may call or email Tammy Mitchell or Andrew Brockman.

Tammy Mitchell – (806) 733-2032 / tammy.mitchell@gruverisd.net
Andrew Brockman – (806) 733-2714 / andrew.brockman@gruverisd.net

Students may pick-up a paper with more information at each campus or at the Cafeteria.
1/25/17 > News from Kinder
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Hat_Day_2017.pdf
1/25/17 > Seaboard Foods Scholarship
The Seaboard Foods scholarship application is open and available on our website:

http://www.seaboardfoods.com/our_commitments/Pages/Scholarships.aspx. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.

This scholarship can be used at a technical school, community college, or four-year university and major in anything you 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!
1/25/17 > Nursing Scholarship
I am the Director of Outreach for Nurse.org and we’re offering a great scholarship to a deserving student interested in pursuing a healthcare-related career.

I’ve included the details of our scholarship below.
Nursing & Healthcare Scholarship ($1000 Award)
• Sponsored by: Nurse.org
• Awarded Annually: Feb 10th
• Submission Deadline: Jan 29th
• Full Application Details

The deadline for the scholarship is right around the corner, but any applications received afterwards will be considered for the next scholarship cycle.

Hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions.

All the best!
1/25/17 > Save the Date for Sooner Saturday
OU's biggest open house of the spring semester, Sooner Saturday, will be held on Saturday, April 29th! This event is for your high school juniors and their parents. Students will learn about the Sooner family, take part in information sessions, tour our campus and residential colleges, and so much more!

To learn more about this event, click below, or call OU's Office of Admissions & Recruitment at 405-325-2151.

Boomer Sooner!
1/25/17 > Hounds vs. Cancer Friday Night
We will be having our Annual Hounds/Lady Hounds vs. Cancer game against Boys Ranch this coming Friday Night. The recognition ceremony will be between the girls and boys varsity games. We are not selling t-shirts this year, but will be passing a bucket around to collect donations. We will recognize those in attendance that are battling, or have battled, cancer by having them stand and delivering roses to them. We are also going to take this opportunity to recognize Guy Paul, and everything that he meant to Gruver and Gruver Athletics.
1/25/17 > JH Hoopla Tournament Bracket
The schedule for the JH Tournament that will be held here on Thursday & Saturday is attached.

Attachment:

 GJHS_Hoopla_2017.pdf
1/23/17 > All Region Band
Congratulations to the members of the Greyhound Band who participated in the ATSSB Region 1 Honor Band this weekend at WTAMU. The four members pictured are Abigail Trejo, Maddie Book, Lexie Jones, and Aby Garcia. We are all very proud of your accomplishments!! Way to go!!!!

Attachment:

 IMG_2273.JPG
1/11/17 > 3rd Six Weeks Celebration
please see attachment

1/11/17 > 2nd 9 weeks Celebration
Please see attachment.

1/11/17 > 3rd Six Weeks & Semester Honor Roll for HS
Please see attachment.

1/11/17 > Board Minutes
Please see attachment.

1/11/17 > **Picture Date Change**
I sincerely apologize, but there’s a scheduling conflict with Lifetouch regarding Basketball and Favorites Pictures. Those pictures will now be Friday, January 27th, not this Thursday the 12th.

All JH & HS Basketball pictures and HS Favorite pictures will be Friday, January 27th.

Thank you,
Kimberly Irwin
1/11/17 > Gruver JH Semester Honor Roll
Please see attachment.
1/11/17 > Gruver JH 3rd Six Weeks Honor Roll
Please see attachment
1/11/17 > Seward County Senior Shootout
Please see attachment
1/06/17 > Scholarship Offering
Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship is offered to students planning to pursue or currently enrolled in a college degree in a business- or finance-related area of study.

Do you have a webpage or somewhere you list scholarship opportunities, so students are aware of them?

Here are the main details for the award (more info can be found on the linked scholarship page below):

Recurring Annual Business and Finance Scholarship ($1000 award)
Submission Deadline: January, 29th.
Award Notification: March, 15th.
Scholarship Application Link
Awarding Company: The Mortgage Reports

Thank you!

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Melissa McAllister
Sr. Marketing Manager
Melissa.McAllister@themortgagereports.com
THEMORTGAGEREPORTS
1/06/17 > NAFEPA Student Scholarship: January 13, 2017 Postmark Deadline
Please find attached scholarship information for the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA). This is a national scholarship and has a much quicker submission deadline than the Student ACET Scholarships.

Eligible applicants are High School Seniors who are presently enrolled in a public school or students currently enrolled as freshmen in accredited colleges or universities that can demonstrate financial need. NAFEPA will select three recipients from a national pool of applicants to receive scholarships. One scholarship will be awarded to a student who is pursuing a degree in Education. A second scholarship will be awarded to an applicant pursuing a degree other than Education. The third scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing any degree. For more information, see attached materials.

The attachments to this email include the following:

• NAFEPA Student Application
• NAFEPA Student Scoring Rubric

Please share this opportunity with any eligible students in your district and/or ensure that counselors in your district receive this information to distribute to students.

Please ensure that eligible students understand requirements pertaining to this scholarship. Any submissions that have an incomplete application, that do not include required transcripts, etc., and that are not postmarked by January 13, 2017 will not be considered.

If you have questions, see my contact information below.

Thank you!

Vickie Ansley
Coordinator, Federal Programs

5800 Bell Street
Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 677-5134 office
(806) 681-9029 cell
vickie.ansley@esc16.net

1/05/17 > District Basketball Pep Rally
Please join us this Friday (1/6/2017) at 3:00 pm in the Old Varsity gym FOR OUR ANNUAL DISTRICT BASKETBALL PEP RALLY! This week the Hounds AND Lady Hounds are going to Red Out Vega. So, please wear red to the pep rally and basketball games that evening!
1/05/17 > Picture Day January 12th
January 12th will be a picture day with JH & HS Basketball and HS Favorites
1/05/17 > AR Winners 3rd Six Weeks
We are continuing to push having our students read. Numerous studies have correlated the future of successes of students with their ability to read well and their breadth of knowledge of vocabulary words. One of the ways we are trying to encourage our students is to give them a chance to win a portable phone/i-Pad charger.

We put the names of every student who earns 100% of the Accelerated Reader points, and then draw one name for each grade. The winners of this Second Six weeks are: Edgar Gaspar, Leo Harper, Kimber Whitehead, and Dylaney Weaver.

Way to go!! (please see the attached photo to catch a look at our winners!)

12/20/16 > Farm Scholarship Information
Reminder for the Class of 2016: The Spring Semester Farm Scholarship application is due in the business office by Monday, January 9th by 3:00 pm. The Business office will be closed from December 21st – January 3rd. Make sure you have the following information available:

1. Farm Scholarship application (on the website)
2. Proof you have applied for financial aid and completed FAFSA. (FAFSA, Notice of Awards from Institution)
3. Proof of enrollment in at least a minimum of 12 hours for the spring semester. (schedule)
4. Transcript proving you have maintained at least a 2.75 grade point average. (can be an unofficial transcript for institution)
5. Bill for the spring 2017 semester from Institution of higher learning for tuition and fees.
12/16/16 > 6th Annual Gruver Holiday Classic
Brackets for the 6th Annual Gruver Holiday Classic are attached. This year’s tournament will feature 15 girls’ teams and 16 boys’ teams. They will combine to play 55 total games over the course of the tournament on December 28th, 29th, & 30th.

Games will tip off at 8:00 am each day. The final games will tip off at 9:30 pm on the 28th and at 8:00 pm on the 29th & 30th.

Daily admission will be the same as past years, $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students & senior citizens.


Sponsors for this year’s tournament are:

Title Sponsor: The SportZone in Spearman who provides a monetary donation as well as all team and individual awards, and also a gift for the head coach of each team attending our tournament.


Gold Sponsors: The Gruver Greyhound Booster Club, Logsdon Farms, USA Feedyard, Gruver State Bank, Bort Agency, Brad & Gyene Spivey, Zoetis/Lee Bob Harper


Frankincense Sponsors: Gruver Ag Supply, Bartlett’s Lumber & Hardware, Gruver Ford, Gruver United Methodist Church, First National Bank of Spearman, Danny & Mary Henson, Daryl & Susie Wynn, Clint & Jody Irwin, Sam Tipton


Myrrh Sponsors: El Vaquero Restaurant, Bass Woodworks, Inc., Willis Boyd Dirt Service, Shear Style & Gifts, Terry Sherrill, CPA., Bob & Kathy Gillespie, Val Winger & Family, Barbara Cluck, Carlos Borunda/Modern Woodmen of America


Program Sponsors: Darrell & Lori Messer, Matt & Shanae Messer Family, Troy & Kimberly Seagler Family, Terry & Kristi Felderhoff Family, Buster & Krista Davis Family, Kyle & Kimberly Irwin Family, Leticia Salazar Family, Gary & Sandra Gumfory, Ed & Paula Hudson, Stuart & Tracy Smith Family

We would also like to thank USA Feedyard for donating the hamburger patties for our concession stand during the tournament, as well as providing the hamburger patties for the Junior and Senior classes each year for the football and basketball concession stands.

We are all very grateful to our sponsors for their generosity in supporting our student athletes and for helping to make the Gruver Holiday Classic a success.

Hope to see you all at the tournament!

12/16/16 > Scholarship
We're reaching out to you with a scholarship opportunity for your students.

Jake Lee and the other attorneys at the firm are proud to offer a generous
$1,000.00 scholarship for individuals who have been effected by a disability. To qualify for this scholarship:
You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to
attend) a college or university in the United States.
You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA in the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended.
You must have a physician documented disability.
The deadline for application submissions is August 1, 2017. Qualifying students can apply here:

https://www.summitdisabilitylawgroup.com/about-us/community-involvement/scholarship/


Please let me know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,
Tyler Owens
O.B.O. Summit Disability Law Group
12/16/16 > Gym and Weight Room Closure December 22-26
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, 2016.
12/15/16 > Time Change for Boys Friday game at Panhandle
The game times for the high school boys basketball games at Panhandle on Friday have changed.

The JV Boys will start at 6:00 in the old gym

The Varsity Boys will start at 8:00 in the new gym
12/14/16 > GHS Elf on the Shelf
Celebrating the 7th Day of Holiday Spirit at GHS with our very own “Elf on the Shelf”, Mrs. Miner!

Attachment:

 IMG_6008.JPG
12/14/16 > 2017 Helium Litigation Scholarship Application
2017 Helium Litigation Scholarship Application

12/09/16 > Gruver Holiday Sponsorship
It is not too late to help sponsor what has become one of the best, if no the best, Holiday Tournaments in the region! The deadline to help sponsor The Gruver Holiday Classic is December 14th. We need to set this deadline so that we can get ads printed for the gym and in the program.

A huge "THANK YOU" to those that have already committed to sponsoring the tournament, and a complete list of sponsors will be sent out at a later date.

Thanks,
Terry

12/09/16 > Board Minutes
12/09/16 > FCCLA Christmas Luncheon
FCCLA members enjoyed the annual FCCLA Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, December 6th in the Family Consumer Science classroom. Thirty –five students attended and feasted on the meal that was prepared by the FCS classes. The lunch meeting was conducted by the FCCLA officer team. Several door prizes were awarded and the meeting was adjourned.
12/09/16 > STEM Scholarship Opportunity
I have an exciting scholarship opportunity to share with you and the students with whom you work. With help from a generous grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), we are offering a STEM scholarship program for students interested in STEM fields (Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics). STEM Scholars will have their full demonstrated financial need met for all four years with no loans, and have the opportunity to:
• Attend a STEM-focused pre-orientation workshop with other STEM Scholars.
• Enroll in an exclusive First-Year Seminar taught by STEM faculty.
• Participate in bi-monthly luncheons with STEM faculty and a variety of learning activities on and off campus.
• Take advantage of various STEM offerings, including faculty-student research, peer-mentoring, preferential residence in Gettysburg College's Science House, and internship opportunities with industrial partners.
Our deadline for Regular Decision admission (using the Common Application) is January 15, and students should file both the CSS Financial Aid Profile and FAFSA by January 15.
Please visit our website, which also has a link to the application, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
We will also be holding a special STEM Scholar focused session during our January Open House. Interested STEM Scholar-eligible students should sign up here.
Sincerely,
Gail Sweezey
Director of Admissions
Gettysburg College
12/09/16 > OU Application
The University of Oklahoma's application deadline to be considered for academic, service or leadership scholarships is quickly approaching! Our priority scholarship deadline is December 15*, so those interested in OU need to submit their application ASAP. Our recommended filing deadline for FAFSA is December 15 as well, and we plan to begin mailing financial aid packages in mid- to late-January.

*We also wanted to give you a heads up that we may be extending our priority scholarship deadline to December 31 to allow students extra time to complete their application over the holiday break. This is currently being considered and we will let you know if and when this extension happens. For now, please consider December 15 the priority scholarship deadline.

If you have questions regarding the application process, scholarships or more, contact us at 405-325-2151 or admissions@ou.edu.

Boomer Sooner!
12/09/16 > Gruver FCCLA Manor Visit
Gruver members visited the Hansford Manor residents on Wednesday, December 7th to deliver Christmas ornaments. The metal ornaments were cut out by the students and painted by students in the Family Consumer Science classes. Twenty one members delivered the ornaments to the manor spreading Christmas cheer to residents and staff.
12/09/16 > UTSA Alumni Scholarship
The UTSA Alumni Association Scholarship Application is now open. The deadline date is January 15, 2017.
Alumni scholarships are competitive and $5,000 per year ($2,500 in the Fall and $2,500 in the Spring). Apply online at:
http://alumni.utsa.edu/alumnischolarship.

UTSA is a four-year comprehensive university located in San Antonio, Texas. Here is the link to the Admissions page.
http://www.utsa.edu/admissions/

Should you have any questions, please feel free to email me at anne.englert@utsa.edu or call us at 210.458.4133.
We are here to help.

All my best, Anne



Anne Englert, MEd
Director, Alumni Programs
Katz Alumni Center
One UTSA Circle, BRG 0.302
San Antonio, TX 78249
P: 210.458.7228
C: 210.445.3333
Anne.Englert@UTSA.edu
Join today: alumni.utsa.edu
12/02/16 > Hugoton Tournament Bracket
The bracket for the Hugoton Tournament is attached.

Attachment:

 Girls.pdf
12/02/16 > White Deer Tournament
The schedule for the White Deer Tournament is attached.

12/02/16 > 7th grade DNA
7th grade DNA

Attachment:

 strawberrydna.pdf
12/02/16 > Texas Telephone Association Scholarship
Texas Telephone Association

Attachment:

 201611281448.pdf
11/28/16 > Revised brackets for the Gruver JV Tournament
Revised brackets for the Gruver JV Tournament that will be held this coming Thursday, Friday & Saturday are attached.

11/22/16 > NJHS Service Project
The National Junior Honor Society has been active this month! The students held a Thanksgiving Care Package food drive in the Junior High. The 5th grade students supplied the canned vegetables, the 6th grade students supplied the instant mashed potatoes, the 7th grade students provided the stuffing and the 8th grade students provided the sweet potatoes and canned fruit. As a campus the students were able to complete 30 packages that were delivered to the First Christian Church Food Pantry in Gruver.

11/22/16 > Amazon donates to Gruver Farm Scholarship Foundation
Support us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1664273 and Amazon donates to Gruver Farm Scholarship Foundation.
11/21/16 > 2016 Miami Varsity Basketball Tournament
The brackets for the Miami Basketball Tournament that will be held on December 1st, 2nd, & 3rd are attached.

11/18/16 > Gruver Holiday Classic Sponsors
With the help of our great community, the Gruver Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament has been an outstanding success. The 2016 Gruver Holiday Classic, which will be held on December 28, 29, & 30, is set to be another great event, and the largest to date. This year’s tournament is scheduled to feature a 14 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 hosting 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.

Last year’s tournament expenses were around $22,600.00. 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 continue to cover about 30% of these expenses. Perhaps our largest increase in expense this year will be officiating fees. The UIL has increased the fees for each official in each game this year. This increase is a result of supply and demand and the shortage of officials.

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/commons 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 on a sign in the gym/commons during the tournament, a half page ad in the tournament program, and 2 tournament passes.

Myrrh Sponsor - $100.00
Sponsor will get their name on a sign in the gym/commons 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 2016 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




Terry Felderhoff
Athletic Director / Head Football Coach
Gruver I.S.D.
806-736-0203 cell
806-733-2943 office
806-733-2596 fax


CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication with its contents may contain confidential and/or legally privileged information. It is solely for the use of the intended recipient(s). Unauthorized interception, review, use or disclosure is prohibited and may violate applicable laws including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender and destroy all copies of the communication.

11/18/16 > Todd Becker Assembly
On, Wednesday, November 16th the Todd Becker Foundation presented the assembly program “Where is Your Life Headed?” to the students at Gruver High School. The program was a message of choices, consequences, and wasted potential that was very powerful. Keith Becker brought the story of his brother, Todd, his choices and his consequences, to life through the use of effective storytelling, gripping audio and video displays, and the music of the touring band, “Chye”. The assembly was hard hitting, relevant, and greatly impacted students, staff, and community members. Gruver High School would like to thank the Gruver Ministerial Alliance and community members for sponsoring the evening program and for their support in bringing the program to GHS.
11/18/16 > Gruver JV Tournament
The brackets for the Gruver JV Tournament that will be held on December 1st, 2nd, & 3rd are attached.

11/18/16 > School Newsletter
The High School DIM class has created a school newsletter. We would like to thank Mrs. Holland, Coach Callaway, Mrs. Smith and the Elementary GT students for helping us with information and articles. The newsletter is attached.

11/18/16 > PPHM Southern Plains Indian Trunk Presentation
Today, November 18, Gruver Jr. High School had the great opportunity to have Sierra Grange, a trained interpreter from the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas, come up and share with all of our students about the Southern Plains Indians. Sierra brought with her a "trunk" full of items regarding the Plains Indians' way of life and culture. The touchable artifacts included clothing, tools, children’s toys, animal hides, and much more to illustrate Plains Indian life.

We appreciate PPHM for providing this opportunity for our students, and we look forward to having them come back soon! Please view the attached PDF document to see some photos of the day's festivities. Also, below is a link to the fabulous museum located on the campus of West Texas A&M University.

http://edu.panhandleplains.org/pages/home.asp

11/18/16 > AXA Achievement Scholarship
AXA Achievements Scholarship
• $1.4 million awarded
• Scholarships in the amount of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000
• A winner in every state, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and in every local community where AXA has a presence
• Apply by: December 15, 2016
• Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY EARLY!
• Every winner's high school will also receive a grant of $1,000





Visit www.axa.com/achievers
to learn more and apply online.
11/17/16 > 2nd 6weeks Celebration
Please see attachment for photos of our Honor Roll, BUG (Brought up grades), and Perfect Attendance celebrations for the 2nd 6 weeks of school. Congratulations to our students that participated in UIL this year. We are proud to announce both Gruver Elementary and Gruver Jr. High earned FIRST PLACE in our District competition. Results are below.

Boys Ranch Fritch Gruver Stratford Sunray Vega West Texas
Jr. High Points 29 119 926 413 276 648 419
Places 7th 6th 1st 4th 5th 2nd 3rd

Elementary Points 0 76 431.45 244 63 147 340.45
Places 7th 5th 1st 3rd 6th 4th 2nd

11/17/16 > No Concession Stand This Saturday for Game vs. Follett
There will NOT be a concession stand for the Lady Hound Basketball game this Saturday at 1:00p.m. vs. Follett.
11/17/16 > News from the Cafeteria
Please see attachment.

11/15/16 > Gruver JH 2nd Six Weeks Honor Roll
11/15/16 > Gruver HS Second Six Weeks Honor Roll
11/15/16 > FFA District Contest
The Gruver FFA competed Wednesday at FPC in Borger in Leadership Development Events (LDE’s). The Gruver FFA district consists of fifteen different schools including Spearman, Perryton, Booker, Darrouzett, Follett, Higgins, Canadian, Ft. Elliot, Wheeler, Pampa, Lefors, 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 18 students participate in the LDE contest and 3 teams will be advancing to Area competition, November 19th at WTAMU. Gruver FFA teams competed in Agricultural Advocacy, Junior Chapter Conducting, Junior Creed, Junior Quiz, Senior Creed, Senior Quiz, Job Interview and Radio Broadcasting.

Competition District Placing Area Qualifier
Agricultural Advocacy 2nd Qualifier Maddie Book Macy Haight Kaitlyn Stedje
Junior Chapter Conducting 4th Grace Adams Edwin Altamirano Keegan Callaway Emma Franklin Angel Gaspar Gage Gumfory Saxie Ralston
Junior Creed 4th Saxie Ralston
Junior Creed 16th Emma Franklin
Junior Quiz 3rd & 10th Grace Adams Edwin Altamirano Keegan Callaway Angel Gaspar Gage Gumfory Zack White
Senior Creed 1st Qualifier Kaitlyn Stedje
Senior Quiz 10th Cassie Briones William Robinson Kevin Sigala Tyler Stedje
Job Interview 1st Qualifier Macy Haight
Radio Broadcasting 13th Cassie Briones William Robinson Tyler Stedje
Radio Broadcasting 9th Sierra Bass Meagan Bass Kevin Sigala

Please congratulate each of these students on a job well done. We look forward to competing next weekend at the Area level.



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
11/15/16 > TEA Online Survey
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently launched an online survey offering parents, taxpayers and the general public an avenue to provide input on the state’s implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA, which is the new federal law governing K-12 education and replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, returns a significant amount of decision-making on education policy to the states.

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath has stated, “We need input from all parts of our state to ensure that, under ESSA, all students in Texas can receive a high-quality education that prepares them for the future.” The online ESSA survey, which will take less than ten minutes to complete, is available at the following link:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3003630/ESSA-Public-Input-Survey.

The survey period will run through Nov. 18, 2016.


Troy Seagler
Superintendent - Gruver I.S.D.
"Go Greyhounds"
806-733-2001 (school)
806-736-0133 (cell)
806-733-5416 (fax)
11/15/16 > JH Citizens of the 2nd Six Weeks
Every six weeks we draw names from each of our four grades to determine who our "Citizens of the Six Weeks" will be. The names are placed in the boxes by any Gruver Jr. High staff member who notices a student doing something extraordinarily nice, helpful, thoughtful, or polite. We expect all of our students to behave above reproach; however, we do want to recognize those who go "above and beyond".

The winners receive a certificate, a letter sent home to their parents, and a homework pass for one day. Please see the attached file for a photo of this six weeks' Citizens: Luke Davis, Kearstin Babbs, Gracee Grotegut, and Maize Kelp.

Great job!!!!



Wade Callaway
Principal
Gruver Jr. High School
806-733-2081 (office)
806-679-3788 (cell)
806-733-5523 (fax)
www.gruverisd.net

11/15/16 > Cafeteria Price Confusion
Gruver ISD Parents,

There might have been some confusion when I sent out an email on "Greyhoundnews" stating the increase in lunch prices. The federal government provides a “lunch calculator” for school districts to use as a tool to input their data; the calculator then provides a required cost that the school districts must charge. Gruver ISD was required to increase both the breakfast and lunch costs. It is my understanding there might have be some confusion with students that receive “free or reduced” meals. For the students that receive “free or reduced” meals, their prices HAVE NOT changed. The federal government also states what a school district can charge for “reduced” meals (obviously “free” meals are free). I do not want this price increase to discourage students from eating in the cafeteria. Please feel free to contact my office at anytime with questions regarding this matter.
11/15/16 > 2nd Six Weeks AR Winners
We are continuing to push having our students read. Numerous studies have correlated the future of successes of students with their ability to read well and their breadth of knowledge of vocabulary words. One of the ways we are trying to encourage our students is to give them a chance to win a portable phone/i-Pad charger.

We put the names of every student who earns 100% of the Accelerated Reader points, and then draw one name for each grade. The winners of this Second Six weeks are: Ella Babbs, Gracee Grotegut, Zail Barraza, and Nick Romero.

Way to go!! (please see the attached photo to catch a look at our winners!)

11/09/16 > Football Send-Off this Friday
We are sending Our Hounds off to the playoffs for a Bi-District football game on Friday (11/11/16) at 2:42 pm in the high school hallway! The team will start in the Commons and go straight down the hall to the field house. Come cheer on our hounds as they travel to Canadian for a playoff game against the Wellington Rockets!

GO Hounds!

GHS Cheerleaders
11/08/16 > Gruver FCCLA update
The Gruver FCCLA kicked off “Dude be nice Week” by passing out stickers to the students and staff. The DUDE be nice project is a platform to inspire people to build a positive community by recognizing a person or group in a fun, creative and meaningful way. The project will run from today, November 7th to Friday November 11th. Students and staff are asked to nominate someone who has gone out of their way to be nice and show kindness to another person. Nomination forms can be picked up in the FCS classroom or in the high school library.


ZAK’S Cheese products will be delivered this week by FCCLA members and FCS students.
11/08/16 > Amarillo Area Foundation
Good afternoon,

I am pleased to announce that the 2017 AAF General Scholarship Application for High School Seniors is now open and active. Your students can register and/or login by going to aaf.spectrumportal.net . Here are some things to remember and pass on to your students:

1. USE INTERNET EXPLORER when filling out application so you will not have possible functionality issues, such as uploading files.
2. A Students username is going to be their email address and ALL Correspondence is done via email (such as award notification emails, verification/renewal emails etc.) so if their email address is not kept current they could potentially not get important emails that could result in scholarship forfeiture.
3. If they submit their application and their transcript does not include grades for the Fall 2016 semester, their application will be considered incomplete and therefore they will not qualify for any scholarships.
4. Once an application has been submitted, it can’t be un-submitted so just make sure all attachments are correct and all questions are answered. If a student chooses to not answer a question that is not required, it could potentially not match them to a certain scholarship so they might want to consider that if electing to not answer all questions.

I am also attaching out Spectrum Portal Scholarship Instructions sheet. Feel free to share this with your students via email or printed document. If you or students have any questions or problems, they can send an email to scholarships@aaf-hf.org or you can let me know.

We appreciate all you do for students especially bridging the gap between donors and students!

Traci Shields
Scholarship Program Officer
Amarillo Area Foundation
806.376.4521

*If you know someone that did not get this email please let me know and I will gladly add them to my list.

11/03/16 > Football Send-Off this Friday
We will be having a send-off for the hounds in the high school hallway on Friday (11/4/16) at 2:15 pm! The team will start in the Commons and go straight down the hall to the field house. Come cheer on our hounds as they travel to take on the Wheeler Mustangs!
11/02/16 > Football Playoff Shirt Orders
Order forms for the Football Playoff shirt are attached. Orders are due Thursday afternoon.

11/01/16 > Mel Kelp Shirt Order Form
There is an order form attached for the special shirt created by SportZone for Mel Kelp. Orders are due to Kimberly Irwin by Friday, November 10th.

10/27/16 > Blackout Pep Rally Friday
Please join us this Friday (10/28/16) at 3:00 pm in the Old Varsity gym to cheer for our Gruver greyhounds as they take on the Booker Kiowas! This week we are going to “black out Booker” as we have our glow in the dark pep rally to cheer on the hounds! Tomorrow is our last home game of the season, so we will also celebrate senior night! See you there!
10/27/16 > Cafeteria Price Change
See attachment about changes in cafeteria prices.

10/27/16 > XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative Scholarship Application
XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative Scholarship Application

10/26/16 > 2017 West Texas A&M Scholarship
2017 West Texas A&M Scholarship

10/26/16 > Future A-F Rating System
Please see attachment

Attachment:

 A-F_Rating_System.pdf
10/25/16 > JV Football Opponent Change
The opponent for this coming Thursday’s JV game has changed. Our JV will now be playing Tascosa’s 9th “B” team this Thursday, 10/27, at 6:00 here in Gruver.
10/25/16 > News from PK and K
Please see attached

10/25/16 > News from Kindergarten
News from Kindergarten

10/21/16 > 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 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 school year opens Oct. 15, 2016 and closes Dec. 15, 2016.
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¡El programa BURGER KINGSM Scholars te puede ayudar!
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10/19/16 > Football Send-Off this Friday
We will be having a send-off for the hounds in the high school hallway on Friday (10/21/16) at 2:42 pm! Come cheer on our hounds as they travel to take on the Claude Mustangs!

GO Hounds!

GHS Cheerleaders
10/19/16 > BBB Scholarship
BBB Scholarship

Attachment:

 BBB_Scholarship.pdf
10/19/16 > UIL Academic Scholarship
UIL Academic Scholarship

10/19/16 > JV Game Cancelled
Childress was scheduled to play or JV this week. However, Childress called and cancelled the game and we have not been able to find a replacement game.
10/19/16 > 2016-2017 Basketball Schedule
Schedules for this coming basketball season are attached.

10/17/16 > Pre-K News
please see attached

10/13/16 > Pink Out Pep Rally Friday
Please join us this friday (10/14/16) at 3:00 pm in the Old Varsity gym to cheer for our gruver greyhounds! This week the Hounds are going to “Pink Out Vega” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So, please wear pink to the pep rally and football game!

GO Hounds!

GHS Cheerleaders
10/13/16 > Honor Roll Celebrations for 1st-4th Grades
Honor Roll Celebrations for 1st-4th Grades

10/13/16 > News from Kinder
News from Kinder

Attachment:

 green_eggs_2016.pdf
10/11/16 > Greyhound Spirit Yard Sign
Greyhound Spirit Yard Sign

10/11/16 > Principal's Month
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed October 2016 as “Principal’s Month” in Texas. Gruver ISD would like to recognize the elementary and secondary administrators in our school. As you know, school leadership is vital to the success of all students. We have the best principals in the great state of TEXAS!

Mrs. Amber Holland – Gruver Elementary
Coach Callaway – Gruver Junior High
Mrs. Nita Hudson – Gruver High
10/11/16 > Washington DC Trip
Please see attached

10/11/16 > Attendance Winners
Yet another contest we have instituted this year is an Attendance Contest. Superintendent, Troy Seagler, had the great idea of pitting each grade against one another...Kindergarten through 12th grade! Attendance, as you know, is such an integral part of the educational process, plus we receive much of our revenue based on attendance.

The TWO grades that have the best attendance over each six-week period will get a reward of their choice (within reason). Here are the winners based on the first Six Week's attendance records:

1st PLACE 1st grade – 99.29%
2nd PLACE 5th grade – 98.92%


Other notable finishing places:
3rd PLACE 4th grade – 98.89% (only .03% behind 2nd place)
4th PLACE 7th grade - 98.58%
5th PLACE 10th grade – 98.42%

Gruver ISD had an overall attendance of 98.09% for the 1st six weeks! Great job!


Please see the attached photo for our 5th grade winners!!

10/11/16 > 1st Six Weeks AR Winners
We are really making a push to have our students read. Numerous studies have correlated the future of successes of students with their ability to read well and their breadth of knowledge of vocabulary words. One of the ways we are trying to encourage our students is to give them a chance to win a portable phone/i-Pad charger.

We put the names of every student who earns 100% of the Accelerated Reader points, and then draw one name for each grade. The winners of this First Six weeks are: Kearstin Babbs, Isabela Borunda, Hayden Alves, and Kip Pittman.

Way to go!! (please see the attached photo to catch a look at our winners!)

10/11/16 > 1st Six Weeks Citizens of the Six Weeks
Every six weeks we draw names from each of our four grades to determine who our "Citizens of the Six Weeks" will be. The names are placed in the boxes by any Gruver Jr. High staff member who notices a student doing something extraordinarily nice, helpful, thoughtful, or polite. We expect all of our students to behave above reproach; however, we do want to recognize those who go "above and beyond".

The winners receive a certificate, a letter sent home to their parents, and a homework pass for one day. Please see the attached file for a photo of this six weeks' Citizens: Dakota Butman, John Stedje, Jobi Davis, and Pratt McLain.

Great job!!!!

10/11/16 > Dr Temple Grandin @ Panhandle State
Dr Temple Grandin @ Panhandle State

10/07/16 > Board Meeting
Please see attached-the board minutes

10/07/16 > HS Honor Roll
Please see attached

10/06/16 > John F Kennedy Centennial Scholarship
John F Kennedy Centennial Scholarship

10/06/16 > FCCLA Officers
President: Lizbeth Tarango
VP of Finance: Abigail Trejo
VP of Correspondence: Getsy Chavira
VP of Records: Tania Ortiz
VP of Programs: Alondra Borunda
VP of Membership Desiree Castorena
10/06/16 > Pep Rally This Friday 10/7
Please join us this friday (10/7/16) at 3:00 pm in the Old Varsity gym to cheer for our gruver greyhounds! The mini cheerleaders will be performing a cheer they learned at camp during the pep rally. Come cheer on our hounds as they prepare to battle the Shamrock Fighting Irish!
GO Hounds!

GHS Cheerleaders
10/06/16 > Edible cells
Edible cells

Attachment:

 edible_cells_2016.pdf
10/04/16 > Pink Out vs. Vega T-Shirt Order Form
The Greyhound Football team will be sponsoring a “Pink Out” game vs. Vega on 10/14/16. An order form for the special pink out shirt is attached. Order forms will also be sent home with elementary and junior high students and high school students can pick them up in the high school office, the library, or in Mrs. Irwin’s room. The order forms and money are due back to the campus secretaries by this Thursday, October 6th, at 2:45. All proceeds from the shirt sales will be donated locally.

10/04/16 > Tornado Simulators
5th grade students made a tornado simulator to learn about how tornadoes form! Click on the link below to see our “tornado”.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwFgdAGTHyPDSkI5WDg5aUR1R3c
10/04/16 > High School Open House
Please see attached

Attachment:

 image003.jpg
10/04/16 > Fall FCCLA LEADERSHIP Workshop
Fall FCCLA LEADERSHIP Workshop
at Canadian High School and the Citadelle Museum Tour
Rise Lead Succeed
The Gruver High School FCCLA traveled to Canadian, on Monday, September 19th and toured the Citadelle Museum and then attended the FCCLA Fall Leadership Workshop hosted by Canadian High School. Twenty five high school and junior high students joined members from Canadian, Childress, Dimmitt, Spearman, Vega and White Deer to learn more about how to make a difference in their families, communities, and future careers with important life skills such as leadership, planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication.
10/03/16 > Senior Parent Meeting Reminder
REMINDER: Senior/Parent Meeting, Today @ 6:00 in the High School

Applying for college
Scholarships
Financial Aid
10/03/16 > ***Picture Day REMINDER***
The following pictures will be taken Wednesday, please make sure your child/children are dressed appropriately:

PK-12th Grade Re-Takes

JH Groups:
Class Officers
NJHS
Band
UIL
Cheer
XC
Football

HS Groups:
Band
Class Officers
Student Council & Student Body Officers
NHS & NHS Officers
FFA & FFA Officers
FCCLA & FCCLA Officers
Yearbook
Cheer
XC
Football
9/29/16 > Senior Parent Night
Senior Parent Night: October 3rd @ 6:00 in the Commons


Applying to college
ACT/SAT
FAFSA ( Financial Aid)
TASFA
Scholarships
9/29/16 > AG Texas Ag Youth of the Month Scholarship
AG Texas Ag Youth of the Month Scholarship

9/29/16 > Gruver FFA 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 September 29, 2016 and it will end on October 14th. 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 15 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 $11,000.00 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- $31
The Original Hunter Pack- $28
Peppered Turkey Breast- $23
Smoked Turkey- $31
Smoked Pit Ham- $28
Smoked Sausage Links- $17
“Lil” Porkies- $16
Whole Hog Pork Patties- $18
Smoked Peppered Bacon- $19
Original Smoked Bacon- $19
Chicken Tenders- $23
Chicken Fajitas- $17
Beef Fajitas- $21
Fiesta Pak Pork Tamales- $21
Holiday Sampler-$21
Pumpkin Roll- $15
Pecan Cobbler- $15
Cheesecake Sampler $18

Fruit Products:
Gift Fruit Basket- $21
Sweet & Juicy Anjou Pears $21
Extra Fancy Red Delicious Apples- $20
Texas Navel Oranges- $17
Texas Red Grapefruit- $17
Mixed Fruit Pack- $20
Apples & Oranges- $20
Cheese and Sausage Combo- $19
“Lil Gems” Clementines - $ 16
Texas Mudslide Coffee- $14

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
9/28/16 > Wendy's High School Heisman Award
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9/28/16 > NCAA Grant for Seniors
NCAA "GET THE WORD OUT" GRANT PROGRAM


In an effort to continue outreach and education efforts aimed at assisting student-athletes and families on their path to academic and athletic success, the NCAA Eligibility Center is having a "Get the Word Out" grant program. For more information, and to apply for the grant, click here
9/28/16 > Thank You
Please see attachment

9/28/16 > Common Sense Parenting Class
Give the parents you know a chance to strengthen and add to the parenting tool and abilities they already possess. Offer every parent and other caregiver the information about this training opportunity. You’d better hurry, though! The first half of the two part series is set for October 8, 2016. See the attached flier for more information.

Janice James
806-349-5684

9/28/16 > News from Kinder
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Gingerbread_2016.pdf
9/22/16 > JH Cross Country Results
Jr High Cross Country Results

Perryton’s Wolf Creek Classis – 9/5/2016

These girls placed 3rd out of 17 teams and 224 girls with these individual places:

10th Place Dylaney Weaver
13th Bailey Maupin
34th Alyssa King
50th Kami Whitehead
61st Kearstin Babbs
73rd Kyndal Seagler
161st Grace Adams

Spearman Practice Meet 9/17/2016
Placed 3rd as a team
Individual
2nd Alyssa King
3rd Bailey Maupin
10th Kami Whitehead
26th Kearstin Babbs
27th Kyndal Seagler
32nd Grace Adams
9/22/16 > Coca Cola Scholarship
Please see attached

9/22/16 > Welding Scholarship to Texas State Technical College
Are you a hands-on kind of person? A career in Welding Technology might be a great fit for you. Job opportunities are wide ranging. Some of the possibilities include working in manufacturing shops, maintenance shops, steel erection operations, ship building yards or oil fields. There are other related jobs such as rig building or wild life and ranch-related welding. You could even open your own shop and be your own boss.

9/19/16 > Revised Football Schedule
A revised football schedule is attached. San Jacinto cancelled the JH game for next Thursday. Spearman had an opening, so our JH will travel to Spearman next Thursday, August 29th.

9/16/16 > Homecoming Pep Rally
Please join us today at 3:00 in the Old Varsity gym for our homecoming pep rally! We will cheer our hounds on as they prepare to Battle the Broncos tonight! see you there!

GHS Cheerleaders
9/16/16 > Booster Club Shirts for Sale
The Greyhound Boosters will be selling what’s left of this year’s Red Spirit Shirt and last year’s Grey Spirit Shirts at the game Friday night, as well as old caps and koozies. Prices below:

2016-2017 Spirit Shirt:
T-Shirt $10
Long Sleeve $15
Sweatshirt $20
Hoodie $25

2015-2017 Spirit Shirt:
T-Shirt $5
Long Sleeve $10
Sweatshirt/Hoodie $15

Caps $5
Koozies $1

Thanks and Go Hounds!
9/16/16 > Details on Flu Shot Clinic
Details on Flu Shot Clinic

Attachment:

 Flu_Shot_Clinic.docx
9/16/16 > XIT Scholarship Application
XIT Scholarship Application

9/16/16 > XIT Scholarship Application
XIT Scholarship Application

9/16/16 > News from Kinder
Please see attachment.

9/14/16 > Race for the Cure 2016
Please see attached for information on participating or sponsoring this year's Race for the Cure.

9/12/16 > Parent Night Reminder
Please see attachment.

9/12/16 > Red Ribbon Week Donation Drive in Honor of Guy Paul
Red Ribbon Week Donation Drive in Honor of Guy Paul

9/12/16 > Gruver FCCLA Annual ZAK'S Cheese Sale
The Gruver FCCLA will kick off the annual ZAK’S Cheese Sale on Monday, September 12th. Students will sell for two weeks until September 26th. Orders will be delivered the week of November 7th. The products are great to enjoy during the holidays with family and friends. Please call Mrs. Sherrill, at Gruver High School if you would like to place an order and have not been contacted by a student.

Money raised through this sale will be used for FCCLA scholarships, leadership event expenses, community service projects and educational materials. FCCLA is the only student-led organization with the family as the central focus.
9/09/16 > JH Open House
Gruver Jr. High School will be hosting its annual OPEN HOUSE on Monday, September 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. There will be two brief parent meetings, both covering the exact same material, at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Jr. High Library. We encourage you to make ONE of the meetings, and more importantly, visit with your child's teachers. We are just concluding our first 3 weeks of school, so they will have some good information regarding your child's progress thus far.

Shortly after the conclusion of our OPEN HOUSE, we will be celebrating the "Burning of the G" Pep Rally behind the home stands of the football field. It should be a fun time, so we hope to see you there!
9/09/16 > Rocket Launch
We will launch rockets tomorrow morning, (Friday, September 9) We will launch from the tennis courts at 8:30. Everyone is welcome.
9/08/16 > Pep Rally for Texhoma
Please join us today at 3:00 pm in the Old Varsity gym to cheer on our gruver greyhounds as they travel to battle the texhoma red devils! GO Hounds!

GHS Cheerleaders
9/08/16 > Board Meeting
Please see attached minutes

9/06/16 > Picture Day 2016 Form
A form is attached for the September Picture Day! You may use the code at the top and order online.

9/06/16 > News from Kindergarten
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Picnic_2016.pdf
9/06/16 > Gruver Elementary Will Be Collecting Lowe's Receipts
Gruver Elementary Will Be Collecting Lowe's Receipts

Attachment:

 Greyhound_News.pdf
9/02/16 > Pep Rally TODAY
Please join us today (9/2/16) at 3:00 pm in the Old Varsity gym to cheer on our gruver greyhounds!
Tonight they travel to take on the sunray bobcats tonight! GO Hounds!

GHS Cheerleaders
9/02/16 > Elementary Parent Night
Please see attachment.

9/02/16 > Flu Shots
There will be a flu shot clinic for staff and students at the GHS Commons on Monday, September 19th. More information will be sent out as it comes available. Contact Sahala Gaillard at 733-5415 for more information.
8/31/16 > GISD Picture Days
Our school is contracted with Lifetouch Photography (formerly Blunck’s) for pictures. These are the dates for this year:

September 7th:
PK-12th Grade Yearbook Photo
Faculty/Staff Yearbook Photo
12th Grade Class Photo (Need Jeans and Black T-shirt)

October 10th:
PK-12th & Faculty/Staff Re-takes
JH & HS Groups (UIL, Organizations, Class Officers)
JH & HS Football
JH & HS Cross Country
JH & HS Cheerleaders

January 12th:
JH & HS Basketball
Senior/Class Favorites

March 9th:
PK-8th Class Photos
JH & HS Spring Sports
8/31/16 > Homecoming Theme
Homecoming will be Friday, September 16th. here is the homecoming theme and Dress-up days for the festivities!

GHS Cheerleaders

8/31/16 > Meet The Teacher
Please see attachment.

8/31/16 > 1st Day of School Gruver Elementary
Please see attachment.

8/31/16 > GHS Homecoming Candidates
The 2016 Homecoming Queen Candidates are Sarah Jackson, Macy Haight, and Kennedy Venneman. Congratulations!
8/29/16 > XC Shirt Order Form
There is an order form attached for the Gruver XC Shirt. Orders are due Friday, September 1st by 2:45p.m. to Coach Davis in the Junior High or Kimberly Irwin in the High School. Shirts are mint green and are short sleeve only for $12.00.

8/26/16 > Pep Rally for WT
Please join us Fridayat 3:00 in the Old Varsity gym to kick off our season opener against West Texas!!
8/26/16 > Booster Club Shirt Order Form
The form is attached to order your Greyhound Booster Spirit shirt. This will be a FINAL order!

Go Hounds!

8/23/16 > Live Stream For Guy Paul Hintergardt's Funeral
Gruver ISD is deeply saddened by the passing of Guy Paul Hintergardt. The funeral will be in the Gruver High School gymnasium at 2:00 on Wednesday, August 24th. In addition, we will attempt to provide a live stream for those unable to attend the funeral in person.


The link for the live stream is https://vod.region16.net/videos/reserveurl/e944b77d-71f4-11e5-83b7-000000000063
8/23/16 > Early Dismissal August 24th
EARLY DISMISSAL


School will dismiss on Wednesday, August 24th at 12:00 so community members will have the opportunity to attend the funeral of Guy Paul Hintergardt. Buses will run at 12:15. The service will be in the High School Gym on Wednesday at 2:00pm.



Las clases terminan a las 12:00 el Miercoles 24 de Agosto para que los miembros de la comunidad tengan la oportunidad de asistir al funeral de Guy Paul Hintergardt. Camiones saldran a las 12:15. Los servicios seran en el Gimnasio de la High School el Miercoles a las 2:00pm.
8/19/16 > Booster Club Shirts are HERE
Booster Club Shirts
Are HERE!
--------------------
Stop by Kimberly Irwin’s classroom
at the North end of the High School from
11:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Friday, August 19th
to get yours!
--------------------
Short Sleeve $10
Long Sleeve $15
Sweatshirt $20
Hoodie $25
8/19/16 > School Board Minutes
Please see attached

8/19/16 > Hansford County Town Hall
To my friends in Hansford County,

I would like to personally invite you to a town hall meeting I am holding on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 2:15 p.m. at the Spearman High School Auditorium. I look forward to hearing your input and thoughts on the upcoming session of the 85th Legislature. Feel free to extend this invitation to any of your family, friends and co-workers who may also be interested in attending. Please see the attached invitation for more details, and do not hesitate to call Cindy Cockerham in my Amarillo District Office at (806) 374-8994 for additional information. Thank you and I hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

8/18/16 > Revised Football Schedule
A revised football schedule is attached. The varsity game at Texhoma has been moved to a Thursday due to a shortage of officials. Other changes are to the JV schedule due to opposing teams not having a JV.

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8/12/16 > School Wellness Policy
The proposed School Wellness Policy for Gruver ISD is available on the SHAC link on the Gruver ISD website. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact Sahala Gaillard, SHAC Advisor.
8/11/16 > Elementary Meet Your Teacher
Please see attachment.

8/11/16 > Curb Your Greyhound Spirit
The Gruver Greyhound Band Boosters are holding a fundraiser this Saturday starting at noon. We have a company that will come and decorate the curb in front of your home. The cost is $30 and $10 of that will go directly to our Greyhound Band. Please contact Mr. Muller for more information or to sign up.

peter.muller@gruverisd.net


Thank you for your support!!!!!


Peter M. Muller, Jr
Director of Bands
Gruver ISD
806-733-2082
8/08/16 > High School Supply List
8/05/16 > ACT

Attachment:
 
 
8/05/16 > ACT Test
Deadline to take the September 10th ACT test is August 5th.
8/05/16 > CTE Nondiscrimination Letter
Attached is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) letter of Nondiscrimination in both English and Spanish.

8/05/16 > Elementary School Supply LIst
Please see attached

8/05/16 > HS Schedules
Pick Up Class Schedules:
1:00-4:00pm

Monday Aug. 8 – Jrs. & Srs.
Tuesday Aug. 9 – Soph. & Fresh.

Schedule change deadline is
Wed. Aug. 10 by 3:30
8/02/16 > Band Camp
Attention all Greyhound Band members!!!!

Band Camp will begin on August 8 at 6pm at the Gruver Band Hall

Don't be late!!!! Let's get ready to make so amazing music!!!!!

Thank you,

Peter M. Muller, Jr
Director of Bands
Gruver ISD
806-733-2082
8/02/16 > 7 Students receive FFA State Degrees
Seven Gruver FFA students received the highest award an FFA member can achieve at the state level last week in Dallas at the state FFA convention. Maddie Book, Blaise Davis, Brittney Grimes, Macy Haight, Sarah Jackson, Randi Jines, and Meny Terrazas all met the qualifications to receive their Texas FFA Lone Star Degree. This makes 176 total students from Gruver High School to receive this top award since 1956. These students are well deserving of this award that consists of FFA activities they have done in the past three years of high school. These students competed in Leadership and Career Development Events along with having a Supervised Agricultural Experience. After completing Agriculture Experience Tracker record books each student must have met the qualifications deemed by the district, area, and state level to earn the Lone Star Degree. These degrees are confirmed by committees at each level before being accepted for state recognition. Please congratulate these students on a job well done!
8/02/16 > Hunter Hopkins Receives FFA Scholarship
Hunter Hopkins, the son of Brenda and Bud Hopkins, was a recipient of the Jim Bob Norman Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate scholarship this past week in Dallas at the Texas FFA convention. Hunter is a 2016 graduate of Gruver High School and has been involved in the Texas FFA Association since his freshman year. His four year FFA career was busy completing many different Leadership and Career Development Events, Supervised Agricultural Experiences, and spending each summer going to Area Leadership Camp and the Texas FFA convention. His LDE’s consisted of Junior Chapter Conducting, Jr. Quiz, Public Relations, and Radio Broadcasting. He was an Area qualifier each year in LDE’s. His CDE’s consisted of Livestock Evaluation, Horse Evaluation, and Farm Business Management. Throughout his CDE’s he qualified twice to state competition in both Livestock and Horse Evaluation. His entrepreneurship SAE was a traditional livestock showing experience. During this experience his highlight was having the third place light weight Yorkshire barrow at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition. His placement SAE is working for J.W. Ward Farms just south of Gruver. At the local level Hunter has been a chapter officer the past four years and also served the Top O Texas District as an officer his junior year. The Texas FFA Association awards over two million dollars in scholarship money each year to deserving FFA members. This scholarship awards Hunter $10,000 to begin his wildlife biology studies at Sul Ross State University. Great job and good luck, Hunter!

If your child is interested in having the same type of opportunities please give your local Agricultural Science Teacher a shout. These opportunities are provided to any students that dedicate time and effort to the FFA. To be eligible for the Texas FFA scholarship, you must be enrolled in four years of agricultural science classes, participate in leadership and career development contests, perform well academically, and simply participate in local, area, and state FFA events. I am often asked if the student must be an agriculture major and the answer to this comes in two parts. One hundred and five of the total Texas FFA scholarships do not require being an ag major; however, those students must be in the top 25% of their class. The remaining scholarships are ag-based and do require an agriculture major that is very widely based. The student that falls into the agriculture major must be in the top 50% of their graduating class.
8/02/16 > Revised JH School Supply List
Please see the revised JH School Supply LIst. 5th & 6th grade students only need 4 binders 1.5" 3-ring binders (red, green, black and blue).

8/02/16 > Gruver Elementary School Supply LIst
8/02/16 > 2016 Football and XC Schedules
Schedules for football and cross country are attached.

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

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.
5/05/16 > 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.
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!

4/21/16 > 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!!!
4/14/16 > 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

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