Monday, April 21, 2014

Greyhound NEWS


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4/17/14 > Area Track Meet Schedule
The schedule for the Area Track Meet is attached. The meet will be held in Panhandle on Friday.

4/17/14 > 1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip
Please see attachment.

4/10/14 > TABC All-State
Gruver senior, Beau Blankenship, was recently named to the TABC Academic All-State basketball team. This prestigious honor recognizes seniors who excel both on the court and in the classroom! Way to go, Beau!
4/10/14 > Ozarka Scholarship
Please see attached

Attachment:

 Ozarka.pdf
4/10/14 > Revised Softball Schedule
A revised Softball schedule is attached. The Clarendon game has been moved to Saturday, April 19th at 11:00.

4/10/14 > District Track Meet Schedule
The schedule of events for the District Track Meet is attached. The meet is tomorrow and will be held in Sunray.

4/10/14 > News from 2nd Grade
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4/10/14 > March on Mondays
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 March_on_Mondays.pdf
4/10/14 > News from 3rd Grade
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4/10/14 > Gruver Tennis Shirts
Orders are being taken for Gruver Tennis Regional Qualifier shirts. They are short sleeve and will be $12.00. To get these shirts by Monday, we MUST have your order by NOON! A form is attached. Turn your orders into Coach Borunda or call him to order 806-367-4010.

4/04/14 > Gruver Lady Hound Golf Shirt
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4/01/14 > STAAR Testing
Parents,

Tomorrow (April 2) begins our annual STAAR testing for students in the 5th, 7th, and 8th grades. On Tuesday, the 5th AND 8th graders will take the Math test, while the 7th graders will begin taking the Writing test. On Wednesday, April 3, the 5th AND 8th grades will be doing the Reading test and the 7th grade will finish up the Writing portion.

I assure you that both the teachers and students have been working hard and we believe we are ready to roll! I just wanted share some simple suggestions/reminders from northtexaskids.com:
Here are 10 ways to help our children be successful with STAAR testing

1. What they should expect. Talk to your kids about what to expect and how the STAAR test is not that different from regular tests and exams. When I pointed out to my daughter that she was already doing well in Language Arts and making good grades on her writing projects, she relaxed. Sometimes just reminding them that they already have the skills and a record of success can build their confidence.
2. Sample tests. If they are feeling stressed, you can see example of the types of questions and problems kids can expect at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/. When I reviewed one of the 4th grade reading tests, I knew my daughter would be fine. It’s very similar to the type of work she has been doing in class already. Let them take a sample test and see how well they do. Talk through some of the problems that may be challenging them.
3. Get plenty of sleep. A tired child cannot stay focused for hours on end.
4. Eat a healthy breakfast. Minimize sugar and carbohydrates and make sure your child has some protein to help keep their energy stable for a longer period of time. In many cases, schools are providing hot breakfast for kids this week. Check with your local school. Sometimes getting to school early to have breakfast with friends can help relax your child and take their mind off the test.
5. Make sure they get plenty of exercise and free play time after school. The test is stressful and the kids’ normal routine at school is different this week. Their minds need a mental break and after sitting all day, your younger ones will have excess energy to burn off. Physical activity is also great for helping kids to relax and sleep better!
6. Support and praise them. It may sound simple, but just tell them you are proud of them and know they will do a great job. Knowing you are rooting for them can help boost confidence.
7. Eat Healthy. Send a healthy lunch or talk to your kids about choosing a healthy lunch at the school cafeteria. Explain how healthy food supports their brains, kind of like Popeye and his spinach! My son’s middle school has required us to bring a sack lunch for the two days of testing. Kids will be eating in their testing rooms, so check your school’s regulations today.
8. Surprise them with a special note. Put a note in their lunch box to just say hi and you hope they are having a great day. Nothing fancy, just a sticky note saying “I love you” will lift tired spirit. Got older kids? Send them a quick lunchtime text showing your support. Don’t ask how it’s going, just say, “I am thinking about you, have a great day.” Whether they admit it in public or not, our kids need our love and support on a daily basis.
9. Go to the Dollar store and buy a couple of fun, colorful pencils. Even something this small brightens their day and gets them excited. As we near the end of the school year, pencils tend to be worn down and erasers nearly gone, make sure your kids are prepared.
10. Celebrate when the testing is complete and again when you get the scores. Acknowledge your child for their effort and their success. It might help to tell them that you will go out for ice cream or for a movie or a walk in the park at the end of the week. The key here is to keep their spirits up throughout the week!
- See more at: http://northtexaskids.com/ntkblog/index.php/10-tips-for-a-successful-staar-testing-week/#sthash.s3UCn2tC.dpuf
Here are 10 ways to help our children be successful with STAAR testing
4/01/14 > Revised Baseball Schedule
A revised baseball schedule is attached. Changes include today’s game with River Road JV that will start at 5:00, and next week’s game with Follett that has been moved to Monday, April 7th.

4/01/14 > News from 1st Grade
Please see attachment.

4/01/14 > News from 4th Grade
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3/31/14 > Revised 2014 Tennis Schedule
A revised Tennis schedule is attached. Changes have been made to the Panhandle Tournament this week and the District Tournament next week.

3/31/14 > Gruver HS Academic UIL Results
The Academic UIL District meet was held Friday, March 28, at Amarillo College. Gruver High School had 51 students compete in 19 events. The high schools participating in the meet were Booker, Claude, Clarendon, Gruver, Panhandle, Vega, Stratford, West Texas-Stinnett and White Deer. GHS emerged from the competition as the District champs. The point totals earned by the schools are listed below.
Gruver – 339.33
West Texas – 278.83
Clarendon – 205
Stratford - 200
Panhandle – 80
Claude – 79
Vega – 71
Booker – 70.50
White Deer – 40.33

Gruver HS students that placed in the top six are as follows!!!
Accounting
3rd Travis Stedje*
4th Kailey Whitehead
Calculator Applications
1st Karsten Irwin*
3rd Kennedy King*
4th Reagan Haynes
Current Events
4th Zoe Cantrell
Computer Applications
3rd Reagan Haynes*
6th Noemi Guereca
Editorial Writing
6th Micaela Davis
Feature Writing
4th Micaela Davis
6th Kennedy Venneman
Informative Speaking
1st Vanessa Garcia*
2nd Lizbeth Trejo*
4th Antolina Mendoza
Literary Criticism
1st Rachel Teal*
3rd Madi Teal*
Mathematics
4th Hannah Speck
5th Travis Stedje
Number Sense
6th Karsten Irwin
News Writing
2nd Michaela Davis*
Persuasive Speaking
1st Emily Harris*
2nd Lizbeth Tarango*
5th Ady Garcia
Prose
2nd Jace Lane*
5th Hannah Franklin
Ready Writing
2nd Travis Stedje*
Social Studies
2nd Cesar Mendoza*
Spelling and Vocabulary
1st Hannah Speck*
3rd Zoe Cantrell*
6th Cassie McKay

Team Results Include the following!!!
Accounting – 2nd Place
Calculator Applications – 1st Place*
Literary Criticism – 1st Place*
Mathematics – 2nd Place
Number Sense – 2nd Place
Social Studies – 1st Place*
Speech ( Prose & Poetry; Informative & Persuasive Speaking; CX-Debate; and L-D Debate) – 1st Place
Spelling and Vocabulary – 1st Place*

* Indicates students and teams that will compete at the Academic Regional Meet at South Plains College on May 2nd
3/31/14 > Texas Hospitality Scholarship
Please see attached

3/31/14 > Elementary Celebration PK-K
Please see attachment.

3/31/14 > JH District Track Meet Schedule
The schedule of events for the JH District Track Meet is attached. The meet will be held on Friday in Stratford.

3/31/14 > Gruver Yearbook on Sale
Order Your 2013-2014 Gruver ISD Yearbook TODAY! Yearbooks are $40.00 before April 15th, after that date they will be $50.00 and there will not be a guarantee that yearbooks will still be available for purchase. An order form is attached.

3/31/14 > Baseball Game Time Change
Tomorrow's baseball game vs. River Road JV will start at 5:00 instead of 4:30.
3/31/14 > Stratford Relays
The schedule of events for the Stratford HS Track Meet is attached. The meet will be held this Saturday.

3/27/14 > WTAMU Engineering
Please see the attached flyers forwarded on behalf of the WTAMU Engineering program.

May 15 is Experience Engineering: It is essentially a one day minicamp for students of all ages to give them exposure to STEM and especially engineering.
June 8-13 is engineering and computer science camp. This event is for grades 7-12 and is for students with a more serious interest in exploring engineering and computer science topics.

Contact information for questions regarding the engineering camps is located on each flyer.

3/25/14 > Spearman Track Meet
The schedule of events for the Spearman Track meet is attached. The JH meet is Thursday, and the HS meet is Friday.

3/24/14 > North Plains Electric Contest
North Plains Electric is sponsoring a contest. The winner will go on the Government-in-Action Youth Tour to Washington, DC on June 12-20, 2014.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are eligible to compete.
Applications are in the high school office and due by March 28, 2014. It is a large packet so you need to come in quickly to pick it up.
There will be and interview on Monday March 31 @ 6:00
3/24/14 > news from pre-K
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3/24/14 > District UIL Meet
The District 1 Academic UIL meet will be held on Friday, March 28, at Amarillo College. Gruver High School has 52 students competing in 19 events. Each of these students should be congratulated for the efforts they have made this school year to achieve a higher standard of academic excellence.
Each student has been given a consent form that is due on Wednesday, March 26th. If they plan to ride home with a parent, a note must be turned in with the consent form.
There will be a bus that leaves at 6 a.m. and one that leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the football field parking lot. All students competing in the morning are on the 6 a.m. bus. Students competing at 12 p.m. or later are on the 8:30 bus. The event times are as follows:
• Accounting – 12 p.m.
• Calculator Applications – 10 a.m.
• Current Events – 9 a.m.
• Computer Applications – 11 a.m.
• Editorial Writing – 2:30 p.m.
• Feature Writing – 1 p.m.
• Headline Writing – 3:30 p.m.
• Informative Speaking – 12 p.m.
• Literary Criticism – 12 p.m.
• Mathematics – 3:30 p.m.
• Number Sense – 9 a.m.
• News Writing – 12 p.m.
• Persuasive Speaking – 12 p.m.
• Poetry Interpretation – 8:30 a.m.
• Prose Interpretation – 8:30 a.m.
• Ready Writing – 9:30 a.m.
• Science – 12 p.m.
• Social Studies – 2:30 p.m.
• Spelling & Vocabulary – 12 p.m.
3/24/14 > FREE VCFT In the News Cowboy Culture Grades Pre-K through 6th
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum presents
"In the News" Cowboy Culture

Friday, April 11, 2014
9:00am-9:45am central Time
Grades Pre-K - 6

Howdy Partner!

Cowboys in the Texas Panhandle faced many obstacles including weather, wildlife
and wily livestock. Thus, the cowboy traveled light and owned very little. Every
article of clothing and equipment had to be functional and serve a multitude of purposes.
This program will discuss the role of cowboy clothing on the range and the purpose of each piece.
We will also talk about cowboy cuisine, cowboy customs, and tools of the cowboy trade.
3/24/14 > News from 1st Grade
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 1st_Grade_100.pdf
3/18/14 > Blunck's Picture Day March 21st
Friday, March 21st, will be the last Blunck’s Picture day of the school year. We will be taking PK-8th Grade Class Groups and Individuals, as well as Junior High and High School Spring Sports. Picture packets will be sent home this week for PK-8th grade students.
3/18/14 > Lady Hound Basketball Honors
After a very successful season, Lady Hound Basketball members have received several post season honors:

DISTRICT 1-1A
MVP-Brennyn Seagler
Defensive MVP-Hadlee Spivey

1st Team All District
Reagan Haynes
Bailey Stedje
Kennedy King

ACADEMIC ALL DISTRICT
Patty Garcia
Reagan Haynes
Bailey Stedje
Kennedy King
Brennyn Seagler
Hadlee Spivey
Sarah Jackson


TABC ALL REGION
Brennyn Seagler
Hadlee Spivey

TGCA ALL STATE
Brennyn Seagler


During the season, Brennyn was selected as the AGN Media & Happy State Bank Athlete of the Week during January and, as part of the honor, will attend a banquet to recognize all the athletes who have been selected throughout the year!

Congrats to all the girls!!
3/18/14 > Houndball Basketball Honors
The 2013-14 TABC Boys All-Region Basketball list was recently released by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. In what turned out to be a very tough region, Gruver had one student-athlete selected to this prestigious group: Carson Williams.

Carson, a junior, averaged 15.7 points per game; 5.0 rebounds per game; 2.2 assists per game and 3.0 steals per game. He was also the district's Offensive MVP and was named All-Tournament in both the Hugoton "Red and Blue Classic" and the "Gruver Holiday Classic".

Only 20 young men from the 32 teams in Region I were selected so it is no small task to be included on this team. Again, congratulations to Carson, and the rest of Houndball, for a great season!
3/17/14 > Greyhound Relays
3/17/14 > One Act Play
The high school one act play will be performing for the public at 9:00am on Tuesday, March 18th.
3/07/14 > 3rd Grade news
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3/05/14 > Revised Softball Schedule
A revised Softball schedule is attached. The only change is that the Follett game for this coming Saturday will be played here in Gruver at 1:00 instead of at Follett. Follett has agreed to play both softball games here in Gruver because their field is not ready yet.

3/05/14 > 2014 Football Schedule
The 2014 Football Schedule is attached. Homecoming will be on 9/19/14 vs. Clarendon.

3/04/14 > Farm to Table
5th grade Science used fresh ingredients to make a healthy snack while learning about how plants can be turned into food for energy!

Attachment:

 farm_to_table.pptx
3/04/14 > GHS UIL Update
Gruver High School is currently competing in the Best of Texas, online practice contest to prepare for the upcoming District UIL meet that will be occurring on Friday, March 28th, at Amarillo College. The Best of Texas offers three rounds of online tests for the following UIL events:

• Accounting
• Calculator Applications
• Computer Applications
• Current Issues and Events
• Mathematics
• Number Sense
• Science
• Social Studies
• Spelling and Vocabulary

GHS had the following students place in round two of the contest and they are listed as follows:

 9th Place in Calculators – Karsten Irwin
 1st Place in Computer Applications- Reagan Haynes
 4th Place in Computer Applications – Karsten Irwin
 10th Place in Computer Applications – Noemy Guereca
 2nd Place in Chemistry – Macy Haight
 8th Place in Chemistry – Mason McLain
 10th Place in Social Studies – Wiley Wright
3/04/14 > Revised Baseball Schedule
A revised baseball schedule is attached. Changes have been made to games on March 8th, 12th, & 18th.

3/04/14 > Greyhound Relays
The schedule of events for the Gruver Track meet is attached.

3/04/14 > News from 3rd Grade
Please see attachment.

3/03/14 > Red and Jeans
Way to go Gruver ISD staff!! We had 36 staff members participate in our RED and JEANS Wednesdays during the month of February. Over $700 was sent to the American Heart Association.
3/03/14 > Big Brother Big Sister
Scholarship Application

3/03/14 > Houndball Finale
On February 21, the Greyhounds season concluded with a disappointing 65 to 48 loss to the hands of a hot-shooting Hale Center squad. What the Hounds lacked in sharp shooting, they did not lack in hustle and grit! Down big at times, the Gruver boys were still diving on the floor for loose ball and taking charges...right up to the end!

The Owls of Hale Center began the game with a "step-back" three-pointer and rolled from there. Their two main scorers who were averaging over 30 points combined were held to held to 18 points combines; however, their two guards who were averaging about 14 pts per game together had over 30 points combined. It was, unfortunately, "one of those nights".

There were three double-digit scorers for Houndball. Carson Williams pumped in 14 points, while Dax Haight pitched in another 13 points (including three 3-pointers). Playing in his last game for Gruver, Beau Blankenship scored 12 points, 10 in the second half. What a great career Beau had for Gruver and he will sorely be missed next season! Another senior who will also be missed greatly is our filmer extraordinaire, Coley Ruebush. Whether it was helping load the bus, saying our post-meal prayer, or be an all-around great guy, Coley was a blessing to have around and we appreciate him! Two great young men that we wish nothing but the best for and look forward to tracking their future successes!

The loss ended the Hounds season at 22-8. All in all it was a great year! Beginning with an exciting overtime win over 3A Perryton, defending the Miami Tournament title, beating #1 in state Texline at home, and coming back to defeat Vega in a thrilling bi-district game, Houndball has nothing to hang it head about. Thanks again for ALL the great support and we look forward to next season!!




2014 DISTRICT 1-1A HONORS:

At the district meeting, the coaches met to vote for all-district accolades. We as coaches can nominate our student-athletes; however, we are not allowed to vote for our own players. Here is how it shook out this year and it is well represented by your Greyhounds!!!

DISTRICT CO-MVPS: BEAU BLANKENSHIP (Sr), GRUVER and Trevor Melton (Jr), Stratford
OFFENSIVE MVP: CARSON WILLIAMS (Jr), GRUVER
DEFENSIVE MVP: Sterling Audrain (Sr), Stratford

ALL-DISTRICT:
MARCO AYALA (Jr), GRUVER
AARON FELDERHOFF (Soph), GRUVER
DAX HAIGH (Jr), GRUVER
Jared Reagan (Jr), Booker
Hunter Lile (Jr), Booker
Juan Castellanos (Soph), Sunray
Trevor Millard (Soph), WT
Ty Hess (Soph), Stratford
Rett Schoonover (Jr), Stratford
Jack McBryde (Soph), Stratford
Tanner Stone (Soph), Stratford

HONORABLE MENTION:
L.C. PEREZ (Jr.), GRUVER

As you can see, there are only two seniors on the whole list so hang on to your hats next year!! Add to this group the return of Canadian to District 1-1A and it could/should be one of the best, if not THE best, districts in the state in Class A!!
3/03/14 > Greyhound Ballpark Opening Day
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND

GREYHOUND BALLPARK
OPENING DAY CEREMONY
MARCH 4, 2014
4:00 P.M. DEDICATION
FOLLOWED BY
CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH
LADY HOUNDS SOFTBALL VS. MCLEAN
GREYHOUND BASEBALL VS. TURPIN



The Greyhound Ballpark will not be 100% complete.

There will be no concession stand.
2/27/14 > Strive for 5 Million
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2/27/14 > Gruver Tennis Shirt
We are taking orders for 2014 Gruver Tennis shirts. They are “Gravel” Grey and come in short and long sleeve. The order form is attached. Orders are due Friday, February 28th at 3:30p.m., to Mrs. Irwin in the High School.

2/27/14 > Sunray Track Meet Schedule
The schedule for the Sunray Track Meet this weekend is attached. This is a two day meet for Jr. High and High School.

2/26/14 > FIWT Scholarship
Please see attached

Attachment:

 FIWT_Scholarship.pdf
2/25/14 > Best of Texas Round 1 Results
Gruver High School is currently competing in the Best of Texas, online practice contest to prepare for the upcoming District UIL meet that will be occurring on Friday, March 28th, at Amarillo College. The Best of Texas offers three rounds of online tests for the following UIL events:

• Accounting
• Calculator Applications
• Computer Applications
• Current Issues and Events
• Mathematics
• Number Sense
• Science
• Social Studies
• Spelling and Vocabulary

GHS had the following students place in round one of the contest and they are listed as follows:

 2nd Place in Computer Applications – Reagan Haynes
 4th Place in Calculator Applications – Karsten Irwin
 7th Place in Computer Applications – Karsten Irwin
 7th Place in Chemistry – Brett Wills
 8th Place in Current Events and Issues – Nicholas Key
 9th Place in Chemistry – Karsten Irwin
 9th Place in Chemistry – Nicolas Rivera
2/25/14 > 2nd grade penguins
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 2nd_Penguins.docx
2/24/14 > End of 6 Weeks Celebration
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2/24/14 > Going for the Gold- 6th Physics
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2/24/14 > Simple Machines Project
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2/24/14 > Aggie Scholarship
The Amarillo Area A&M Club is giving a scholarship awarding $1,000.00 split between two semesters. If you have questions regarding this scholarship opportunity please contact Alason Moorhead.

,
806-220-3055 or admoorhead@yahoo.com .

2/24/14 > Spring Sports Schedules
Spring Sport Schedules are attached. The baseball schedule is the only one with revisions made since the original schedules were emailed out a few weeks ago.

2/24/14 > LHB vs. Wellington
The Lady Hounds laced them up versus Wellington in the Regional Quarterfinals this past Tuesday in a matchup that pitted #13 vs #2 in the state. With a raucous crowd on hand and high expectations in the air, LHB got out in front early but struggled scoring the rest of the quarter and fell behind 3-8 after one quarter. Needing better offense execution in the 2nd quarter, the Lady Hounds continued to struggle putting points on the board and went into halftime trailing 12-20. The 3rd quarter saw the girls come out more determined and more focused on both ends of the floor. Outscoring Wellington 12-3, the Lady Hounds took a 24-23 into the final stanza! LHB was able to extend the lead to 3 before a bevy of three pointers changed the momentum of the game and gave the Lady Skyrockets a lead they would not relinquish. The final quarter saw Wellington outscore us 13-19 for a final margin of 37-42. With the loss, we finished the season 23-7 and with heavy hearts.
Brennyn led us in scoring with 16 points and pulled down 4 rebounds. Reagan tallied 11 points and 5 rebounds, while Hadlee finished with 10 points and 9 boards. We had 18 TO’s in the game with 13 of those coming in the first half. Too many TO’s in a big game like that which led to fewer scoring possessions.
After reflection on this season, this team fought through trials and tribulations but never wavered in their belief and vision. The good news is we do not graduate anyone. I love watching the girls play and compete and look forward to continuing to coach and mentor to these young ladies.
Thanks to everyone for their support whether it be through words, prayers, or just sitting in the stands and cheering them on, your encouragement is very much appreciated!!! Can’t say it enough, THANK YOU!!!!
2/24/14 > Houndball Update
On Tuesday, February 18, the Greyhounds played their bi-district ballgame against the always-tough, Vega Longhorns. Many will remember this same team eliminating Gruver last year in the same ballgame.

The first half seemed to indicate that history would repeat itself as the Hounds started slow and found themselves in a 9-point hole after 16 minutes of action. Fortunately for the Gruver faithful, Houndball looked like a different team and behind the efforts of many, fought back to win the game by a final of 52 to 46.

Leading the comeback were Carson Williams and Aaron Felderhoff. Carson finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Aaron had 14 points and 14 rebounds! Two sharp-shooting guards also helped pave the way to victory: L.C. Perez hit two huge 3's, while Dax Haight also knocked one down. L.C. ended with nine points and Dax pitched in seven.

Houndball would like to thank the fans for their tremendous support; in particular, they would like to let the Lady Hounds how much they appreciated their cheering! After a tough loss, most teams would go home and pout...not our Lady Hounds! They stood at the rail and yelled and cheered their hearts out! It was really awesome to see!

Gruver tips off again tonight at Amarillo High at 7:30 pm. Gruver will again be the visiting team. Stratford and Memphis will play in front of the Gruver/Hale Center contest. Be safe traveling and we'll see you at the game!!!!
2/21/14 > Send-Off Friday
The Hounds will be traveling to Amarillo High to battle Hale Center. Be “part of the pack” as we send them off at 2:40 in the new gym on Friday!
2/19/14 > Gruver JH Honor Roll 4th Six Weeks
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2/19/14 > Local Scholarship Application
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2/19/14 > Valentines 2014 Gruver Elementary
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Valentines_2014.pdf
2/19/14 > Scholarship Opportunities
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE MARCH 28, 2014
Applications must be typed or word-processed and postmarked no later than this date.

Supporting the development of a skilled workforce in Texas, Mahindra USA Inc., and Career and Technology Association of Texas, Inc. have partnered to create the Mahindra Texas Pride scholarship program. The scholarship fund will offer Texas high school seniors participating in CTE the opportunity to obtain scholarships to pursue a college education in preparation to enter a globally competitive workforce.

Mahindra USA generously sponsors 12 Mahindra Texas Pride scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, with one scholarship available for each of the 12 CTAT Areas. CTAT offers additional scholarships annually in the amount of $1,000 each, funded through donations by members and supporters.

Please note there are multiple tabs within the application and all pages must be completed. Students participating in any of the CTE Career Cluster programs are eligible to apply. Applicants must plan to enroll as a full-time student in an accredited institution of higher learning for the fall semester of 2014 and the spring semester of 2015.

Download a scholarship application here.

Please contact Jami Gigliotti at 512-288-8666 or jami@ctat.org if you have any questions.


Kind regards,

Mindy White
Education Specialist, Career and Technical Education
School Services
Region 16 Education Service Center
5800 Bell Street
Amarillo, TX 79109
Office: (806) 677-5145
Fax: (806) 677-5207
www.esc16.net
2/17/14 > Send-Off Tuesday
We will send off our Hounds and Lady Hounds Tuesday at 2:00 in the new gym. Come join us as we celebrate our Champions!
2/17/14 > 5TH GRADE REVIEW MODELS
5TH GRADE REVIEW MODELS

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 3D_MODELS.docx
2/17/14 > Fun with Physics
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 egg_mobile.docx
2/17/14 > North Plains at-large Scholarship
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2/13/14 > Workers Needed
In just three short weeks, Gruver will be hosting the Greyhound Relays on March 6th & 7th, and we will be needing many volunteers to help run the track meet off. Gruver has done a great job of putting on a first class track meet in the past, and we have received many compliments from coaches of other schools on how great of a job everyone did. None of this would be possible without the help of volunteers from the school and community. The Junior High Track Meet will be on Thursday, March 6th, with field events beginning at 3:30 and the running events beginning around 5:30. The High School Meet will be on Friday, March 7th, with field events beginning at 12:30 and the running events beginning around 4:30. If you can help out in any way, please contact Coach Felderhoff at 806-736-0203 (call or text) or by email at terry.felderhoff@gruverisd.net .

Thanks,
Terry
2/13/14 > News from 2nd Grade
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2/13/14 > News from Gruver Elementary Music Class
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 Music_Class.pdf
2/13/14 > Send-Off Friday
We will be sending off our Varsity Girls with spirit and pride at 2:45 on Friday. Please line up along the sidewalk in front of the junior high as we cheer our girls on to a playoff victory!
2/13/14 > News from Kinder
News from Kinder

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 Kinder_100_Days.pdf
2/12/14 > 1st Annual Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game
1st Annual Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Game

Attachment:

 Coach_Callaway.pdf
2/11/14 > New Scholarships
I wanted to make you aware of new scholarships that were just made available on our online scholarship application.

1. Panhandle Restaurant Association Scholarship – this is for any graduating high school senior in the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle who are currently employed at a restaurant. The student may attend any accredited college/university and preference will be given to students who plan to major in culinary arts, restaurant management, or a related field. As part of the application process, students will be required to submit an additional (third) letter of recommendation from his/her employer to verify employment at a restaurant.
2. Power of Knowledge Scholarship – this scholarship has changed from years past. It is now available for any graduating high school senior from Amarillo, Caprock, Palo Duro, or Tascosa high school who plan to attend Amarillo College or West Texas A&M University and major in any field of study.

As you know, the deadline is Friday, February 14th. The submissions are trickling in.

Please contact me with questions. Thanks!

Christina C. Williams
Program Officer for Scholarships & Grants
Amarillo Area Foundation
801 South Fillmore Street, #700
Amarillo, TX 79101
806-376-4521
www.amarilloareafoundation.org
2/11/14 > National FCCLA Week
The Gruver FCCLA officers and members will celebrate National FCCLA Week with the following activities.

members will kick-off the week by receiving a coupon for a free breakfast burrito.

all members that wear official FCCLA dress will have their names put in a drawing for a special Valentine surprise.

members will visit and deliver a red rose to each Hansford Manor resident. Members will then return to the
FCS classroom for a pizza party.

all week long the officers will be on the lookout for GHS students committing “Random Acts of Kindness” and those
students names will be entered into a drawing for a special Valentine surprise.

each member will receive a red rose, the FCCLA symbol for the beauty of everyday living.
2/10/14 > Houndball Update: Booker game
Booker vs. Gruver: Feb 7, 2014

Geoffrey Chaucer, back in 1374, spake the phrase: "All good things must come to an end". A fitting and appropriate tribute to our lone senior on "Senior Night". That's right...Beau Blankenship, a three-year starter, concluded his playing days in our fine facility this past Friday. Moreover, we would be remiss if we did not also acknowledge the weighty contributions of our filmer/manager/prayer warrior and all-around super guy, Coley Ruebush! Houndball will dearly miss both young men next year!

The Greyhounds hosted Booker in their home finale and faced a stern test in the hot-shooting Kiowas, especially in the first half. Equal to the task, however, were the Hounds of Gruver as they out dueled BHS and earned a 50-37 halftime lead. In the second half, Gruver pulled away a bit and finished the game with an 81 to 56 victory. The win was the Hounds' 20th of the season and improved their district record to 6-1 to keep pace with the Elks of Stratford.

Although Beau did not lead the team in scoring, he still went out in fine fashion! Beau scored 13 points, had four rebounds, snared seven steals and a career-high 14 assists! His unselfish play paved the way for others to score, such as the quartet of other Hounds who pumped in at least 10 points: Carson Williams (17); Dax Haight (14); Aaron Felderhoff (12); and Karsten Irwin (11). In fact, every Greyhound scored in the game and contributed in some way to the final home victory of the season!

The Hounds will face Sunray on Tuesday for the final District 1-1A contest. It is another "boys only" game and will be played at around 5:15 pm following the JV boys game at 4:00 pm. We would love to see you at the game and we certainly appreciate all of your support!!
2/10/14 > Application at Large
application-at-large

2/07/14 > Sunray Game Change
Boys basketball game time changes at Sunray on Tuesday, 2/11/14. JV at 4:00 & Varsity at 5:15.
2/07/14 > Stratford Game
What a GREAT crowd was on hand Tuesday night to watch the Hounds and Lady Hounds battle Stratford!!! Thank you!!! We have the best fans in the state!!!

Unfortunately, Houndball fell short in an exciting and pivotal game; however, spirits are still high and we are eager to hopefully bounce back in our upcoming game versus Booker (here on Friday...5:00 pm JV boys and 6:30 pm Varsity boys -- NO girls game).

Carson Williams had another really good game and let the way with 20 points. Joining Carson in double-digit scoring were fellow juniors Marco Ayala (14 points) and Dax Haight (12 points). Seven missed FT's and a lack of rebounding, coupled with foul trouble, led to the demise of the Hounds that fateful night; nevertheless, there's no time to pout and they are well aware of that.

Although Gruver lost you can be proud of the effort and attitude. We preach winning AND losing with grace and dignity and they've been outstanding examples of that thus far! We hope to see you Friday night here vs. Booker!!! It's a huge game with playoff seeding implications!!
2/07/14 > Playoff Shirts due today at 1p.m. (2/7)
Basketball Playoff shirt orders are due today at 1:00pm. Shirts are $10.
2/05/14 > Basketball Playoff Shirts
Basketball Playoff Shirt Order form is attached. Order forms are due back on Friday.

2/05/14 > AAF Scholarship
It’s officially crunch time!

Amarillo Area Foundation’s Scholarship Application Deadline is
Friday, February 14th.


To access the online application directly, please click here: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/aafsch/. Or, you can visit the Foundation’s Scholarship Map Page here: https://www.amarilloareafoundation.org/scholarship-map.

As of today, 780 online applications have been started, and only 77 applications have been submitted.

All applications must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered. The Foundation’s office is open daily Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for students wishing to hand deliver their attachments. Students who plan to mail their attachments must receive a postmark of or before 2/14/2014 in order for them to be considered.

For those of you in Randall, Deaf Smith, and Parmer counties, please be advised that our online map is not functioning properly for these counties. If you wish to see scholarship specific information for one of these counties, please click on the following links. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Randall County:
https://www.amarilloareafoundation.org/_redesign-2013/pages/internal/receive--scholarships-by-county-randall

Deaf Smith:
https://www.amarilloareafoundation.org/_redesign-2013/pages/internal/receive--scholarships-by-county-deaf-smith

Parmer:
https://www.amarilloareafoundation.org/_redesign-2013/pages/internal/receive--scholarships-by-county-parmer


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for the assistance you give to our Panhandle students!

Christina C. Williams
Program Officer for Scholarships & Grants
Amarillo Area Foundation
801 South Fillmore Street, #700
Amarillo, TX 79101
806-376-4521
www.amarilloareafoundation.org
2/04/14 > Mining Silver in Chemistry
The high school chemistry classes have been studying types of chemical reactions and molar relationships. In the laboratory investigations, students began with a known mass of copper wire and a known mass of silver nitrate in solution.


When the wire was placed in the solution, a chemical reaction occurred. The copper replaced the silver in the silver nitrate, resulting in a copper nitrate solution and silver.


While the reaction was taking place at their lab stations, the students viewed the same reaction under a dissecting microscope. They were able to see the silver crystals "grow" on the microscope slide.




When the reaction was completed in the beaker, the silver was filtered from the now blue colored solution.


The remaining copper and the silver product were both massed. The values were used in several calculations, including a dollar value for the silver that was made.

Many were disappointed to find that the current market value for the product of their reaction was only about 25 cents.
2/04/14 > Texas Department of Transportation Scholarship
Please see attached

2/03/14 > WHITE OUT the ELKS
Tuesday night, the Hounds are going to WHITE OUT Stratford. Please wear white to the game to show off our spirit!

GHS Cheerleaders
1/31/14 > 2014 Spring Sport Schedules
1/31/14 > LHB vs. WT
Subject: LHB vs WT
Lady Hound Basketball traveled down the road to Stinnett to take on the Lady Comanches this past Tuesday. Entering the game with a 6-0 district record and looking to continue to move forward, LHB took the floor and made a statement in the first quarter and that carried over for the rest of the game. With the final score 65-25, LHB was led in scoring by Brennyn who had 23 points but also had 8 boards, 5 assists, and 5 steals!!! Hadlee added 20 points, 6 boards, while shooting 3 for 3 from 2 point range & 3 of 4 from 3 point range! Reagan chipped in 9 points, 7 assists, and 7 steals nearing a triple double. Kennedy also scored 9 points, hitting 3 of 4 shots from downtown! With the win, LHB moved to 21-6 on the season and 7-0 in district. The Lady Hounds will finish district play this coming Tuesday at home versus Stratford! We are looking for a great crowd! Come on out and show your support for the all the teams as they do battle with Elks & Lady Elks! See you at the games!!!


Coach Lankford
1/30/14 > Houndball Update: WT
January 28, 2014: Houndball 76; WT 44

The Hounds made the relatively short trip to Stinnett on Tuesday evening to face the West Texas High Comanches. A hot-shooting WT squad came out strong and battled hard, especially in the first half. Gruver was not necessarily playing poorly, but WT could not miss early. A scant seven point halftime lead gave many players, coaches, and fans pause; nevertheless, the Hounds came out strong in the second half and outscored the Comanches 44 to 19 in the final two quarters. At the end of the evening the Greyhounds came out on top by the score of 76 to 44.

Carson Williams and Beau Blankenship once again had very solid games. Carson ended with 18 points, nine rebounds, six assists, four steals and one blocked shot. Blankenship's stat line was also impressive: 16 points, five rebounds, five assists, and 2 steals. Two other Gruver players joined these two with double-digit scoring: Aaron Felderhoff (on 5 of 6 shooting from the field) added 11 points, while sophomore, Jahir Rodriguez, pitched in 10 points. Dax Haight, LC Perez, Karsten Irwin, and Ben Book all contributed great minutes and did a variety of great things!

The win pushed the Hounds to 19-5 overall and 5-0 in district. Gruver is "open" this Friday and returns to action on Tuesday against rival Stratford (currently 4-1 in district). The game is here and we expect a packed house so get here early and stay late! Thank you for all of your support!!
1/30/14 > H&H Scholarship
Good afternoon. We are pleased to let you know that the H & H scholarship is now available. It can be accessed by going to our website www.myhhfcu.org.
Click on the promotions tab. Next click on other promotions and finally click on the Frank Lewis scholarship. If I can be of further assistance please call (806) 878-2452.
Thank you,
Terry Maxwell
1/30/14 > Panhandle Dental Scholarship
Please see attached

1/27/14 > Houndball Update: Booker and Sunray
1/21/14: Gruver 71; Booker 39

Tuesday evening, the Hounds traveled into Lipscomb County (although a small portion of Booker does lie in Ochiltree County) to face the Kiowas of Booker High School. A balanced scoring attack that saw four Greyhounds in double digits, combined with a solid defense effort, allowed Gruver to leave on top by a score of 71 to 39. Dax Haight led the way with 15 points, followed closely behind by a trio of Hounds: Felderhoff (14 pts), Blankenship (12 pts) and Williams (10 pts). Beau Blankenship also pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out six assists! Williams grabbed eight boards, while Felderhoff had six. Even more impressive than the six rebounds was Aaron's THREE charges taken! It was a game where every Greyhound cager scored at least two points and yet another game where Houndball had more assists (18) than turnovers (10), which is indicative of their unselfish, team-oriented play!



1/24/14: Gruver 60, Sunray 32

It was an action-packed, and fan-filled gym at Gruver ISD on Friday night! The Lady Hounds had a huge win over Sunray, Coach Felderhoff kissed a pig, and the Dribbling G's (a youth basketball-handling group headed up by Bethany Lankford) performed magnificently! To cap it all off, Houndball won another District 1-1A contest (this time versus the Bobcats of Sunray) to remain a game ahead of Stratford. The final tally was 60 to 32.

Carson Williams led all scorers with 20 points (he also had six rebounds, four assists and four steals!). Aaron Felderhoff also had a big game with 11 points and nine rebounds. Blankenship had nine points and six assists, while L.C. Perez contributed seven points and five assists. Again, it was another solid defensive effort and an unselfish offensive performance.

The Hounds want to say a big "thank you!" to all the great fans who come out and support the guys and girls of GISD! We think you're the best!!



Next game: All four teams will be in action on Tuesday at Stinnett as they face WT High. We hope to see you there!
1/27/14 > LHB Update: Booker and Sunray
This past week saw LHB take on Booker Tuesday night and Sunray at home Friday. Here is a recap of the games:

Traveling to Booker with a district leading record of 4-0, LHB stepped on to the floor Tuesday night with the right mindset and prevailed by a score of 66-20. Hadlee Spivey led the way with 15 points and 7 steals followed by Kennedy King’s 13 points hitting 4 three’s in the process!! Kennedy also tied with Reagan Haynes for the most assists with 4. Reagan and Brennyn Seagler also chipped in 11 points apiece. Bailey Stedje and Brennyn lead the way on the boards with 5 each. It was an all around good performance by the girls!!

Friday saw Sunray invade our gym with the hopes of upsetting the Lady Hounds and forcing a tie for the district lead. LHB was up to the task and played a very solid game, winning by the score of 53-37. Hadlee Spivey led in scoring with 21 and also lead in the rebound department with 12 for a very nice double-double. Reagan Haynes poured in 14 points scoring 10 points in the first quarter alone hitting 3 deep bombs from the perimeter! Brennyn Seagler was steady throughout scoring 13 points and pulling down 8 big boards! With the win, the Lady Hounds have sewn up first place in the district with two games to go! Nice job ladies! Christina Ayala and Sarah Jackson played some really solid minutes with Sarah coming up with 6 deflections in the game.

Tuesday we travel to WT and Friday is an open date.

As Coach Callaway mentioned, we are very grateful to the everyone for coming out and supporting these athletes like you do!!! The crowds have been spectacular, lots of noise and cheering for the players on the court. Thank you!!!!

Coach Lankford
1/27/14 > GJHS Hoopla
The schedule for the JH Basketball Tournament that will be held this weekend is attached.

Attachment:

 GJHS_Hoopla_2014.docx
1/23/14 > Little Dribblers
The Little Dribblers committee is looking for some willing sponsors to donate or help buy new uniforms for our girls all-star teams. If you are willing to help or want to sponsor, please call Bill Jack Pittman @ 806-674-5550 or Christi Pittman @ 806-674-3611. Thanks so much!
1/23/14 > Junior Parent Meeting
There will be a junior parent meeting on Thursday, January 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school library to discuss prom. Please plan to attend because the prom committee needs your help!!
1/23/14 > Link to FPC Scholarships
Attached are two links to our website in regard to scholarships at Frank Phillips College. One link is the scholarship application and the other is a list of scholarships.
List of Scholarships: http://www.fpctx.edu/Students/Documents/ScholarshipPublication2013.pdf

Scholarship application: https://fpcsecure.fpctx.edu/Forms/scholarships/scholarshipapp.asp


Cordially,

Jerri Aylor
College Advancement/
Community Relations
1301 W Roosevelt
P.O.Box 5118
Borger, TX 79008

806-457-4215
1/23/14 > Scholarship Drive for FPC
Greetings!

It is time to begin the Scholarship Drive for the upcoming fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. The deadline for students to apply is April 15, 2014. Applications must be submitted online at www.fpctx.edu click on the scholarship tab and complete the application. Please remind students to attach a brief essay and a copy of their transcript if they have not attended FPC in the past.



Cordially,

Jerri Aylor
College Advancement/
Community Relations
1301 W Roosevelt
P.O.Box 5118
Borger, TX 79008

806-457-4215
1/21/14 > One Chair at a Time Fundraiser
On January 26, 2014 there will be a Wheelchair Basketball game at Bushland High School at 3 pm. A couple of individuals with Gruver connections have been asked to participate in this awareness-raising and fund-raising event. Trent Seagler (Dumas Physical Therapy PT MPT and Gruver graduate) and Wade Callaway (Gruver coach) will both be joining in on the fun, Trent as a wheelchair player and Coach Callaway as a coach.

Joining these two are a number of area personalities, such as: several retired and current military servicemen, the mayors of Amarillo and Pampa (Paul Harpole and Brad Pingle); three high school wheelchair athletes; Andy Justus (KAMR); Jacob Albracht (KFDA); Julian Reese (Amarillo Venom Head Coach) and many others. It should be a great time watching everyone attempt to play basketball while sitting in wheelchairs. More importantly, we hope that it will raise awareness and some money as well.

A link to the "One Chair At A Time" website is listed below. For more information on how to become involved or make a donation, please contact Joe Chris Rodriguez. Joe Chris is from Sunray, Texas and served four years in the Air Force before receiving a gun shot wound leaving him paralyzed. His story is very inspirational!

http://www.onechairatatime.org/
1/21/14 > Booker Game
Just a reminder that the Hounds play at Booker on Tuesday night. Both squads are 2-0 and tied for first place in District 1-1A. Thank you again for all of your support!!

5:00 pm JV boys
6:30 pm Varsity girls
8:00 pm Varsity boys
1/21/14 > Houndball Stratford Game
On Friday, January 17, Houndball visited the quiet, placid, tranquil confines that is the Stratford High School gymnasium. Okay...it got a little crazy, but it proved to be entertaining, to say the least! After an action-packed 32 minutes, the Greyhounds prevailed 51 to 40. The win moved Gruver to 2-0 in district and 16-5 overall.

In a game that saw the Hounds miss 19 FT's and not knock down a single three-pointer, they found a way to overcome all of that....and more! Beau Blankenship had 21 points and six rebounds to lead the charge versus the Elks. Marco Ayala also came up huge with nine points and game-high eight rebounds. Aaron Felderhoff, banged up foot and all, finished the game with 10 points and took another big charge! Rounding out the scoring were juniors, Dax Haight (5 pts and 4 rebs) and Carson Williams (4 pts, 6 rebs, and 4 assts), and sophomore, Jahir Rodriguez (2 pts and 2 rebs).

The composure of the Hounds was impressive despite the hostile environment and it is those types of games that prepares teams for, Lord willing, the playoffs! Great job by our community coming out and supporting and to our players for showing a quiet, yet determined, toughness. They are a GREAT group of guys to coach!

The next game is also on the road (at Booker) on Tuesday, January 21. There is no JV girls game so the boys JV game will tip at 5:00 pm, followed by the varsity girls, and concluding with the varsity boys. Come support your Hounds and Lady Hounds as both attempt to stay atop the District 1-1A standings!! See you at the game!!
1/20/14 > WT Invitational UIL Meet
Gruver High School competed in 10 different events on Saturday, January 11th, at West Texas High School Academic UIL Invitational Meet. GHS had 42 entries into the various events with 25 students attempting to bring home the gold. First through Sixth place results are as follows:

• 6th Place Feature Writing – Michaela Davis
• 1st Place News Writing – Michaela Davis
• 1st Place Computer Applications – Noemy Guereca
• 5th Place Computer Applications – Karsten Irwin
• 2nd Place Literary Criticism – Rachel Teal
• 3rd Place Literary Criticism – Madi Teal
• 1st Place Literary Criticism Team – Maggie Gaspar, Brennyn Seagler, Madi Teal and Rachel Teal
• 1st Place Physics Portion of Science – Mason McLain
• 5th Place Science – Mason McLain & Trenton Finley (tie)
• 1st Place Calculator – Reagan Haynes
• 6th Place Calculators – Karsten Irwin
• 6th Place Headlines – Brennyn Seagler
1/20/14 > LHB Update
It was a great week for Lady Hound basketball so let's recap the games:

On Tuesday, the Guymon Lady Tigers traveled across the state lines to invade our territory but didn't like what they received. In a non-district game in the middle of district, the girls were ready to play, played some good defense early, executed offense with precision and dominated both ends of the floor. The result of their play was 63-32 victory. Hadlee had a great overall game, pouring in 26 points, grabbing 9 boards, dishing out 4 assists, pilfering 4 balls, and getting 5 deflections! She was also 5 for 5 from behind the arc! Brennyn contributed 14 points and an amazing 15 deflections of the ball! Reagan scored 15 points and had a season high 7 assists to contribute to the victory as well as coming up with 5 steals of her own. Moving up from the JV, Christina Ayala played and provided some quality minutes in her second stint on the varsity.

This past Friday, the LHB traveled over to Stratford in the last matchup in the first half of district. We were 3-0 going into the game, were looking to finish the first half a perfect 4-0 but the Lady Elks stood in our way. The girls were ready, amped up, looking forward to the game with the biggest district rivalry. With a great and raucous crowd on hand, former and future Lady Hounds in the stands either reminiscing of their playing days or reveling in the idea of playing in this type of game in near future, LHB tipped it off. We missed some shots early probably due to the high energy levels the girls were experiencing but nonetheless, ended the first period ahead 9-6. The Lady Hounds extended the lead to 17 to 9 going to halftime with a solid defensive effort in the second. The second half saw the bench play a significant role. Sarah and Christina came in to provide quality minutes after Reagan went down with slight injury and Bailey got in foul trouble. The Lady Elks made a push at the lead, cutting the deficit to 3 at the end of the 3rd quarter, 22-19. The Lady Hounds responded with a tremendous defensive effort in the 4th, holding the Lady Elks to 3 points while scoring 16 to prevail 38-22 in hard fought battle. Reagan returned at the beginning of the quarter, provided a needed spark and went 4-5 from the line. She finished the game with 13 points and 3 steals. Brennyn scored 11 and had 10 big rebounds for a nice double double! She also had 4 steals and 5 deflections. Hadlee added 13 points as well,pulled down 8 boards and stole the ball 3 times. Christina came in and handled the ball with confidence and had a beautiful backdoor pass to hard cutting Hadlee at a timely spot in the 4th quarter. Nice play!!! With the W, the Lady Hounds improved to 18-6 overall and more importantly, 4-0 in district.

This past week, Brennyn Seagler was selected as the Happy State Bank Athlete of the Week for her efforts victories over Sunray and WT! A very nice award and we are very proud of her!!! Way to go Brennyn!!!
1/17/14 > Hannah Speck All State Band
The Association of Texas Small School Bands is pleased to announce the selection of the 2014 ATSSB All-State Band. More than 9,000 high school band students from across Texas auditioned in twenty different regions for a place in their respective all-region bands. The top chairs in each region advanced to one of the five area auditions held this past weekend across the state and only 290 of these 1,620 students were selected for all-state honors.

The ATSSB All-State Bands will meet in rehearsals in San Antonio, Texas, February 12-15 and will present a concert beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014, in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio.

Richart Floyd, Director of Music-Emeritus for the University Interscholastic League, will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Symphonic Band. Dr. Timothy Rhea, from Texas A&M University, will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Concert Band.

Hannah Speck, a member of the Gruver High School Band, was selected as a member of the ATSSB All-State Band. She was chosen for this honor in competitive auditions held this year across the state at region and area levels. Speck is a private student of Amber TeBeest and plays the alto clarinet at school under the direction of Katherine Nusz. This is Hannah's first time to perform as a member of the ATSSB All-State Band. Hannah is the daughter of Tom and Paige Speck.
1/17/14 > 3rd Grade Visits JH Science Classes
Please see attachment.

1/16/14 > Scholarships for University of Texas in Odessa
Scholarships for University of Texas in Odessa

1/16/14 > Houndball Update Borger & AHS JV
Houndball 57; Borger 52

The Hounds hosted the 3A Borger Bulldogs on Jan. 3 and came out on top 57 to 52. Carson Williams led the way with 18 points and six rebounds, while lone senior, Beau Blankenship, had 14 points, six assists and four rebounds. The team leader in rebounds was once again sophomore, Aaron Felderhoff, with seven. Aaron, along with fellow big man, Ben Book, also took a huge charge that really impacted the game! Dax Haight had another solid night and ended up with eight points.


On Monday, Jan. 6, the Hounds traveled to Amarillo High to face a very stout AHS JV squad who has been laying waste to 4A and 5A's around the region. After digging a fairly deep hole in the first half, the Gruver cagers battled back and tied it down the stretch.

With only a few ticks on the clock, Aaron Felderhoff took a monster charge (Dax Haight also took one!) and 1.1 seconds remained on the clock. On the ensuing inbounds, Beau was fouled and, after some confusion with the clock and referees, stepped to the line and downed both FT's for the win!

Beau ended the game with 16 points and five rebounds. Carson Williams had another great night finishing with 22 points, five assists and four rebounds, while Felderhoff contributed eight points and five rebounds.


Basketball Trivia: Why does Coach Callaway use the term "cager" in some of his write-ups?? For the answer, please see the attached article from Sports Illustrated:

http://si.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1140230/index.htm
1/16/14 > Houndball Update: WT & Guymon
Gruver 65; WT 28

The Gruver Greyhounds opened District 1-1A play in front of a great home crowd on January 10 versus the Comanches of WT High. The Hounds jumped to a 41 to 10 lead at halftime and never looked back. The final tally was 65 to 28 and was a nice start to the district season.

Four Houndballers scored in double digits led by Dax Haight (13 pts), Beau and Carson (11 each) and Felderhoff with 10. Felderhoff also pulled down eight rebounds while Jahir Rodriguez snatched six and a trio of his teammates (Ben Book, Carson Williams, and L.C. Perez) all grabbed five. The game saw every Greyhound score and was a really good team effort.


Guymon 69; Gruver 63

In a rematch of a previous contest, the Guymon Tigers rolled into town and downed the Greyhounds 69 to 63. The contest saw the Hounds give up too many layups to a hot Guymon squad and, in spite of a valiant fourth-quarter comeback, the deficit proved to be too much for Gruver.

Williams had a nice night with 23 points, six steals, and five rebounds! Blankenship added 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Junior Dax Haight pitched in nine points while both Jahir Rodriguez and Aaron Felderhoff scored eight. Felderhoff also had a huge night defensively with THREE charges taken!

The loss dropped the Hounds to 15-5 overall; however, the primary focus of the week is on Friday night's contest AT STRATFORD! Stratford is 2-0 and the defending district champions with basically their entire team back from last season. It's always an event when the Hounds travel to Stratford and we would love your support!! Thank you and we'll see you at the game!!!
1/14/14 > Blunck's Picture Day
Wednesday, January 15th, Blunck’s will be at Gruver ISD to take the following pictures:
JH & HS Basketball
8th Grade Class Officers
NHS Officers
FFA Officers
Senior Class Officers
HS Favorites

Basketball picture forms are being sent home today (Monday, January 13, 2014). They must be prepaid and returned to school Wednesday morning if you are ordering individual or team pictures.
1/14/14 > Spearman JH Tournament
The schedule/bracket for the Spearman JH Basketball Tournament is attached.

1/13/14 > Gruver Holiday Classic
On the precipice of 2014, Gruver ISD hosted its third annual "Gruver Holiday Classic". For the second year in a row, the tournament was sponsored by the SportZone. We also had a number of other sponsors, donation-givers, cookers, servers, and various and sundry other volunteers and workers. In great part to all of our fantastic help, it was another great success!!

Houndball opened the tournament on the morning of the 30th with a convincing 85-23 victory over Hartley. Beau Blankenship had 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. Teammate, Carson Williams had 19 points and six rebounds, while L.C. Perez added 14 points. The leading rebounder was Aaron Felderhoff with 8 boards.

Later that evening, Gruver squared off against a tall Boise City, OK squad. The Hounds prevailed by a final tally of 72 to 55. Again, the dynamic duo of Blankenship and Williams led the way with 27 points/6 rebounds and 17 points/6 rebounds respectively.

The next day saw the Greyhound cagers face the Class A, Division II top-ranked Tornadoes of Texline. Gruver prevailed in a thrilling overtime contest that saw Felderhoff have a double-double: 11 points and 12 rebounds. Williams added 21 points and nine rebounds, while Blankenship contributed 19 and five.

It was a battle of the Greyhounds in the championship game: Gruver vs. Throckmorton. The purple-clad Greyhounds, unfortunately, came out on top by a score of 72 to 62. Junior Dax Haight regained his shooting touch and led the way with 16 points, while Beau and Aaron each pitched in 11 points.

All in all it was a great tournament for the Hounds! Receiving All-Tournament recognition were: Williams, Blankenship, and Felderhoff; however, it was a team effort each and every game and the young men battled every possession!

Thanks again for all of the support!! You guys are the best!!!
1/13/14 > TTA Foundation Scholarship
Please see attached

1/13/14 > OPSU Scholarship
Please see attached

Attachment:

 OPSU_Scholarships.pdf
1/13/14 > Financial Aid Toolkit
Please see attached

1/13/14 > Texas Lyceum Scholarship
The Texas Lyceum is a non-profit association whose purpose is to identify and develop the next generation of top leadership in Texas. The Lyceum acts as a catalyst to bring together diverse opinions and expertise to focus on national and state issues. We have a total of 96 Directors from around the State of Texas.

In 2014, the Texas Lyceum will be offering four (4) $5,000.00 scholarships to high school seniors for the 2014 – 2015 freshman year.

The application deadline, with all supporting documentation is due on or before March 7, 2014. Applications can be accessed on the Texas Lyceum website at www.texaslyceum.org.

If you have any questions please contact:

Craig D. Cherry
Board Certified - Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law,
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified - Civil Trial Advocacy,
National Board of Trial Advocacy
1/13/14 > JH Honor Roll
1/13/14 > Elementary News
Please see attachment.

1/13/14 > Texas A&M Summer Architecture Camp
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1/13/14 > Lady Hound Basketball Update
District has started and LHB is off to a perfect 3-0 start! On January 3rd, the Booker Lady Kiowas came to town to begin the district slate. Excited to begin the “2nd season”, the Lady Hounds wasted no time, starting with a flourish, winning the quarter 22-0. Booker has trouble scoring in the second and third quarters as well while the Lady Hounds poured in 29. LHB won by a final score of 63-20. Booker did not have a JV, so I brought up everyone off the JV to suit and play if needed. Hadlee Spivey and Brennyn Seagler led in scoring with 18 and 14 respectively while Kennedy King scored in double digits as well with 10. Reagan Haynes tallied 9 points. She also led the team with 6 steals. Michaela Davis led in rebounding with 5 as the rebounding was spread throughout pretty evenly.

LHB traveled to Sunray on Tuesday, January 7th for a battle with the Lady Cats and a battle it was. Sunray started out well, winning the first quarter 2-11. We had plenty of good looks at the basket but couldn’t get ball to go in. In the 2nd quarter, our defense stepped up and held them to 2 while offensively we put in 11 for a 13-13 halftime score. Points were still hard to come by in the second half, but we continued to play solid defense. Reagan hit two 3’s in the quarter which allowed us to take a 2 point lead going into the final stanza. We got continued to get some excellent looks at the basket but still had trouble putting the ball in but were able to hold on and win 31-30. Reagan led in scoring with 12 and again, had 6 steals. Hadlee had 11 points and 8 rebounds while Brennyn was huge on the glass with 11 boards. Despite the shooting woes, LHB was able to play some superb defense and come away with the win giving us a 2-0 district record.

This past Friday, West Texas came to town to take on the Lady Hounds. LHB jumped out early and often outscoring the Lady Comanches 23-2 after one quarter. We went to halftime with a comfortable 36-6 lead and expanded that lead to 56-14 after three. The final outcome was 69-25. Brennyn had and offensive explosion racking up 31 points and 10 boards for a very nice double-double. She also had 5 steals on defense. Hadlee had 13 points, 6 boards and 5 steals. Kennedy scored 8 points, Reagan had 7 and 4 steals and dished out 7 assists! With the win, LHB ran their record to 3-0 in district and 16-6 overall.
1/09/14 > Texas Lyceum Leadership Award
Scholarship opportunity for seniors!!!!


Subject: Texas Lyceum Leadership Award
Greetings!

I hope this finds each of you doing well. I am the Vice President – Leadership for the Texas Lyceum. The Texas Lyceum is a non-profit association whose purpose is to identify and develop the next generation of top leadership in Texas. The Lyceum acts as a catalyst to bring together diverse opinions and expertise to focus on national and state issues. We have a total of 96 Directors from around the State of Texas.

I am writing to let you know that in 2014, the Texas Lyceum will be offering four (4) $5,000.00 scholarships to high school seniors for the 2014 – 2015 freshman year. We are excited to award four large scholarships to deserving Texas high school seniors.

We are asking you to pass this information onto your high schools across the state. The application deadline, with all supporting documentation is due on or before March 7, 2014. Applications can be accessed on the Texas Lyceum website at www.texaslyceum.org.

Please contact me with any questions. Thanks!!

Craig D. Cherry
Board Certified - Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law,
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified - Civil Trial Advocacy,
National Board of Trial Advocacy
1/08/14 > Basketball Pep Rally
District basketball pep rally on Friday, January 10 @ 3:00 in the Old Varsity Gym. We hope to see you there!

Love them hounds!
GHS Cheerleaders
1/07/14 > Amarillo Area Foundation
Happy New Year!

As you begin a new semester, I wanted to remind you that the Amarillo Area Foundation’s scholarship application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014. All applications must be submitted electronically by the 14th, and all attachments must be either hand delivered or postmarked by 2/14 in order to be considered. Faxed attachments will not be accepted.

A direct link to our online application can be found by clicking here: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/aafsch/.

Students will need to begin by creating a username (email address) and password. Once a student hits the “submit” button, he/she cannot go back and make changes, so encourage them to double check their work before submitting.

I am available for questions via phone (806-376-4521) or email, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you or your students have questions. I have also attached a PDF copy of our scholarship brochure for you to post (Facebook, website, etc.) and/or distribute. If you want me to make hard copies, please contact me directly. Thanks!

Christina C. Williams
Program Officer for Scholarships & Grants
Amarillo Area Foundation
801 South Fillmore Street, #700
Amarillo, TX 79101
806-376-4521
www.amarilloareafoundation.org

1/07/14 > Elementary News
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1/07/14 > 4th Grade Scavenger Hunt
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1/07/14 > Texas Lyceum Scholarship
Scholarships - The Texas Lyceum Leadership Award


One of the missions of the Texas Lyceum is to identify and develop the next generation of top leadership in the State of Texas and to do this, we invest in our Texas schools, communities, and future leaders by offering scholarship awards to qualified individuals. Our purpose in offering this scholarship is to assist motivated Texas students, exhibiting leadership qualities, to attain their goals through higher education.
The scholarship award is intended to promote education and leadership within the great state of Texas, as well as to reflect its diversity. Eligible candidates are graduating high school seniors planning on attending any accredited Texas College or University. Any student meeting the eligibility requirements may apply for a Texas Lyceum Leadership Award. The Texas Lyceum is offering four (4) $5,000 scholarships for the 2014-2015 freshman year. The award will be paid directly to the College or University. The award will be paid prior to the freshman year once the student has presented proof of acceptance. It will be the student's responsibility to send proof of acceptance, as well as to whom and where scholarship monies should be sent, to the Lyceum office.
The following is the list of eligibility criteria for application consideration:
• Texas Resident and U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident
• Exhibited leadership in school and community activities
• Enrollment in any accredited Texas College or University
• Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
• Scholarships are limited to students who are graduating from high school in the year in which the scholarship is awarded
Eligible high school seniors are encouraged to apply for a Texas Lyceum Leadership Award. There are no restrictions on full or part time student status or course of study. All prospective candidates must submit a completed application prior to the deadline date (incomplete applications will not be considered). Applications can be accessed on the Texas Lyceum website only at www.texaslyceum.org. Click here to apply.
The application and all supporting documents are due on or before March 7, 2014. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Texas Lyceum Leadership Award program will be managed by the Texas Lyceum Leadership Award Committee. In exercising its role, the Committee has the following responsibilities:
• Review the program annually
• Establish the program policies
• Oversee and approve changes to the program requirements
• Coordinate the selection process
• Review specific issues raised by individual participants
Award recipients are selected on the basis of leadership, academic record, honors, personal essays, letters of recommendation, potential to succeed, and participation in school and community activities. The Texas Lyceum Scholarship Committee has the sole responsibility for selecting recipients, basing the decision on criteria as set forth in the program's narrative and submitted applications. Decisions of the Committee are final.
12/22/13 > Houndball Update
Gruver 51; Spearman 39:

'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the town,
folks of Hansford County were in the "Dog Pound";
To watch their Houndballers take down the Lynx
In a very good win, though their shooting did stink.

A young man, last name: Williams, led Gruver in scoring,
With a sundry of shots, and not one of them boring.
By the end of the contest, 17 was his tally,
Enough to suppress Spearman's second-period rally.

Another athlete who kept the Hounds out of trouble
Was young Felderhoff: yet one more double-double!
11 rebounds, 12 points! A magnificent total!
Whether playing in Gruver or Constantinople!

Other key players who helped us keep a grip
were Marco Ayala and Beau Blankenship!
Eight rebounds had Marco, Beau with nine points
On team that plays hard and rarely disappoints.

Rounding out this crew who played with no fear:
L.C. and Dax and sophomore, Jahir.
In his second game, Irwin, seemed quite non-plussed,
And unfortunately for all, Ben was still somewhat concussed.

The Hounds record improved to 9 wins and 2 losses
A feat that to some might seem quite colossus.
But we all know we have unfinished business...
Like to wish all of you a very good Christmas!!
12/22/13 > Lady Hound XC Honors
Lady Hound XC Honors


Emilynn Robinson and Hadlee Spivey were chosen to the CCCAT All Region XC team. In order to receive this honor, they must finish in the top 15 at the Regional Meet. Emilynn finished 11th overall and Hadlee finished in 15th place. These two girls were also chosen to the TGCA All-State XC team. This selection is made by a committee of TGCA members and cross country coaches around the state. I am very proud of these two girls and their accomplishments this season. They and the rest of their team worked very hard this year and finished as the 4th place team in the state.

Maggie Gaspar was chose to the TGCA and CCCAT Academic All-State teams. In order to receive these awards you must be a senior and have maintained at 94 and above average over their high school years.

Maggie and Emilynn are both seniors and will be greatly missed next cross country season. We thank them for all their hard work and commitment over the past 4 years.
12/22/13 > GHS Academics UIL News Update
There are a few GHS students that have competed this fall in the Virtual Challenge, a online practice meet for the non-speaking Academic UIL events. There are 55 Class 1A schools that have participated and 525 students tested.
Congratulations to Madi Teal for being awarded 10th place in Literary Criticism in the Virtual Challenge Meet #3. Other students competing on the team include Maggie Gaspar, Brennyn Seagler and Rachel Teal.
The UIL Literary Criticism Contest is a 90 minute test in which the student’s familiarity with the concepts associated with literary analysis, authors, and works that represent English-language literary history, as well as some of its classical and international influences, is assessed.
If you have some extra time, take a look at a the sample test and see how you would score. You can find more information about Texas Academic UIL on the state website www.uiltexas.org.
12/22/13 > Scholarship Update
MEMO


From: Kathy L. Duggan, Assistant Manager
XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Date: December 19, 2013

RE: XIT Rural Telephone Educational Program Scholarship


This is being sent as a reminder that time is running out for high school seniors to apply for the XIT Rural Telephone Educational Program Scholarship. This is the fifteenth year for the program.
Applicants must be the son or daughter of any member of XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. graduating from an area high school within XIT’s rural service area. The member’s telephone number must begin with 377, 384, 727, 769, 343, 753, or 362. This number must be a landline number of a rural member.
The scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities and financial need. A selection committee will review the applications and choose the winners based on the established criteria. Selections will be determined through a majority vote of the scholarship committee without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
The application deadline for scholarships totaling $10,000 is Friday, January 17, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. at XIT’s headquarters office. The scholarships may be used at any state or church-sponsored college or university – or at any accredited vocational or technical school. Applications and instructions can be downloaded online at www.xit.net/about_us/educational_programs/index.asp.
The winners will be announced initially at the Cooperative’s Annual Membership Meeting on March 12, 2014. Should you have any questions regarding XIT’s Educational Program, please feel free to contact the XIT Marketing Department at 384-3311 or toll free 1-800-232-3312. Remember, Friday, January 17, 2014 by 5:00 p.m., is the deadline for applying!
12/18/13 > Christmas Carolers
Several residents of Gruver were surprised Sunday night, Dec 15, to the joyful, if not slightly off-key, croonings of the boys basketball team! Riding through the town on a hay-ladened trailer and making stops as the went, the enthusiastic carolers did their best to spread the Christmas joy. The playlist included: Feliz Navidad, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Joy to the World, Silent Night, and Away in a Manger.

A great time was had by all!!!
12/18/13 > Perryton Game/ Miami Tournament
Perryton at Gruver: Dec 3

The 2013-14 Houndball Basketball season got underway on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd with two practices under their belts. The opponent was the always-tough, Perryton Rangers, at home in our beautiful facility.

The Rangers got off to a quick start and held a six-point advantage at the midway point; however, the Hounds stormed back behind the hot shooting of Marco Ayala, who finished with 17 points, and Dax Haight, who ended with 16 points. Lone senior, Beau Blankenship, had a very solid all-around game with seven points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Carson Williams also pitched in seven points.

The Greyhounds sealed the deal in overtime and came out on top: 55-50.



Tomahawk Classic: Dec. 5-7

The Greyhounds traveled back to Miami this season to defend the title they won last year at the Tomahawk Classic. The first round opponent was the Owls of Hedley. Gruver grabbed the early lead and never relinquished it. Four Greyhounds finished with double-digit points: Carson Williams (22 points), Aaron Felderhoff (20 points), Dax Haight (17 points), and Jahir Rodriguez (13 points). Felderhoff led the team in rebounds with nine, while Beau Blankenship had another solid game with seven points, four rebounds and five assists in limited minutes.

The final was Gruver 84, Hedley 39.


The second round saw the Hounds playing a talented Shamrock Irish squad. Houndball trailed at the half by 10 points; nevertheless, they fought back and won the contest 61-55. The tournament was especially challenging due to the "stomach bug" being spread amongst the squad. It was a real team effort in which the scoring was evenly distributed: Haight (14 pts), Ayala (12), Blankenship (9), L.C. Perez and Williams (8 each), and Rodriguez with seven points. Felderhoff pulled down 12 rebounds and junior, Ben Book, contributed all tournament long with great hustle and enthusiasm!

In the third round, Gruver faced off against a talented Bushland JV team. Bushland had defeated Clarendon by nearly 20 points the day before. Another quick start assisted the Hounds to a 59-50 victory. Haight led the way with 20 points, followed by Williams with 17. Felderhoff grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds and Blankenship pitched in nine points, three rebounds and three assists.

The championship game pitted the Greyhounds versus the Ft. Elliot Cougars, a playoff team from a year ago with a number of key returners. Another very balanced scoring night contributed to the Hounds bringing home the championship by the score of 65 to 54. Beau Blankenship led the team with 17 points AND 10 assists (only one turnover!!), while Williams, Perez, and Haight all added double-digit scoring with 16, 13, and 11 points respectively.

The win not only brought home the championship hardware, but it also brought the season record to 5 wins and zero losses.
12/18/13 > Beaver, OK & Hugoton Tournament
The Hounds next four games saw a four-game swing through Oklahoma and Kansas!

at Beaver (OK): Dec 12

The first stop on their tri-state trek was to the Duster Dome in Beaver, OK (a place none too kind to visiting teams in the past).

A 40-28 halftime lead expanded into a 73 to 50 victory for the Greyhounds. Three Gruver players scored in double digits. Haight again led the way with 20 points on 5 for 8 shooting from "3"; additionally, Blankenship tossed in 17 points (along with nine assists) and Williams added 14 points. Aaron Felderhoff was just barely in single digits (nine points) and Marco Ayala rebounded the ball a team high five times.


at Hugoton (KS): Blue and Red Classic

The "Sunflower State" was the next stop on Houndball's journey across state lines. The Broncs of Lakin (KS) were the opponents of Gruver in the first round of the very competitive tournament.

Despite leading 35-26 at half, the Greyhounds could not finish the Broncs off in the second half and a tip-in at the buzzer downed the Hounds 74-72. 9 for 21 FT shooting and lack of rebounding led to GHS' demise; however, FIVE players scored 11 points or more for the Hounds! Carson Williams had a breakout game with 25 points and six rebounds! L.C. Perez, Beau Blankenship, and Aaron Felderhoff each had 12 points. Felderhoff also pulled down 10 rebounds while Beau dished out nine assists. Haight wrapped up the double-digit barrage with 11 points.


vs. Guymon (OK): 2nd rd of Blue and Red Classic (Hugoton, KS)

The second round opponent was a team that defeated the Hounds 53-39 the previous year, Guymon (OK). In a game that saw key reserve player, Ben Book, go down with injury (he'll be back sooner than later!!) and key starter Beau Blankenship go down with five fouls, Houndball showed great resolve in coming back from a late deficit to take the W!!

Another 20+ point performance by Williams (22 pts and six rebs), along with 17 from Blankenship (and seven rebs) and 16 points from Ayala (also with seven rebs), pushed the Hounds to a 73 to 65 victory.


Consolation Champ of Blue-Red Classic vs. Southwestern Heights (KS)

The big team from Kismet, KS started strong versus the tired and seven-player strong Greyhounds. That being said, the Hounds fought like crazy until the final buzzer. In the second buzzer-beating game of the tournament, Gruver committed a late foul with one second remaining on the clock to allow SW Heights to escape to a 68-66 win.

Beau Blankenship had a monster game with 33 points, five rebounds , four steals and four assists. Perez, Williams, Haight, Ayala, Felderhoff, and Rodriguez added 7, 6, 6, 5, 5, and 4 points respectively. Once again, Felderhoff had 10+ rebounds with 11 for the game.

Despite the two tough losses, the tournament was a GREAT learning experience for the Hounds and we came away much smarter in knowing what "not to do" down the stretch of close games. They played incredibly hard and behaved outstanding under adverse conditions!!

Due to their fine play, both Carson Williams and Beau Blankenship were named to the "Blue and Red Classic" All-Tournament team. Congratulations and well deserved!!
12/18/13 > Nazareth Game
Nazareth at Gruver: Dec 16

Few teams in the state have the tradition that Houndball has; however, one team that is known for its basketball prowess is the Swifts of Nazareth. This aforementioned squad came to town on Monday, Dec. 16 for a non-district contest.

The 19th-ranked Swifts fell behind quickly and could never catch back up to the Hounds as prevailed 63 to 41. The Greyhounds were again without key reserve, Ben Book; nevertheless, all eight players who suited up scored! Blankenship had 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists; while Aaron Felderhoff scored 11 points and snatched 10 rebounds. Dax Haight scored nine points, while Williams and Ayala each finished with eight points. Perez chipped in six points and Rodriquez knocked down a FT. Varsity neophyte, Karsten Irwin, hit his first "3" on his first varsity attempt and finished with three points.


The next game for Houndball is again at home, this time for the "Hansford County Championship" against Spearman!! We thank you for your support and we'll see you at the game!!!!
12/17/13 > Scholarship for Business majors
Scholarship for business majors

12/17/13 > News from the Elementar
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12/17/13 > News from 2nd Grade
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12/17/13 > Holiday Classic Sponsorship
The deadline for sponsoring the Gruver Holiday Classic is Wednesday, Dec. 18th. This is so we can get the program finalized and put together. Also, if you are a sponsor and have not sent the artwork in for your ad, please do so by Wednesday, Dec. 18th. You may contact Leticia at 806-733-2821 or by email at leticia.salazar@gruverisd.net
Thanks,
Terry
12/17/13 > LHB Update
Greetings from Lady Hound Basketball! Need to bring you up to speed on recent games and happenings involving the girls. Let's go back to last weekend and the Miami Tomahawk Classic:

The first game of the tournament was against Darrouzett. The Lady Hounds started out strong outscoring them 29-3 in the first quarter and thats the way the rest of the game went as we went on to win 84-18. Reagan had 26 points to lead us followed by Brennyn with 18, Kennedy with 15, Hadlee had 13. Every member of the team scored. Next up, Wheeler. Wheeler was a much tougher test as we struggled early offensively but were able to hold our own defensively. Wheeler led 3-7 at the end of the 1st, but we were able to cause a few turnovers that led to easy baskets and outscored them 19-10 for a 22-17 lead at the half. The second half had its ups and downs as we were able to stretch our lead to 12 only to see Wheeler battle back and tie the game at 33 before we outscored them 12 to 1 down the stretch to win 45-34. Wasn't our best offensive game but we came up with stops when we needed to. Brennyn and Hadlee had 14 each to lead in that category while Reagan chipped in 10. Moving on to the semifinals, we faced Fritch on Friday night. Having lost to them earlier in the first game of the year, the girls came out motivated and ready to play and jumped out to a 19-13 lead after one quarter. In the middle two quarters, we played some really good defense, played well on offense and outscored them 24-9 for a 43-22 lead heading into the fourth and final stanza. It turned kinda ugly offensively and the final ended up 47-27 with LHB heading to the championship game vs 3A Pampa. Reagan and Brennyn led in scoring with 16 and 11 points, while Bailey provided a spark with aggressive play and rebounding. Kennedy scored 6 and played a very solid game on both ends.
The championship game versus Pampa saw us jump out to 18-9 first quarter lead thanks to solid defense and a bevy of 3 pointers. Reagan had 3 and Hadlee had 1 in the quarter. The next two quarters were more of the same as we outscored them 37-19 for a comfortable 55-28 lead going to the fourth quarter. Hadlee was a big part of the reason as she came up with several steals and poured in 16 points in those two quarters on her way to a game high 24 points. Reagan finished with 22 followed by Brennyn with 13. Brennyn had a good game defensively as she clogged up the paint and defended a very athletic and bigger post. Bailey also played well defensively. The final of the championship game was 66-37!
On Tuesday, we traveled across the Oklahoma state line to face the Lady Dusters from Beaver. We started off sluggishly on offense and defense but managed to secure an 8-6 lead after one quarter and extended the lead to 26-14 at the half. The sluggishness continued in the second half but we persevered and won 50-35. Reagan and Brennyn provided the scoring with 15 and 14 respectively. Kennedy had 3 three pointers and scored 9. Sarah came in and played pretty well hitting a timely 3 at a crucial point in the second quarter. The win moved our record to 8-3.
Thursday, December 12th, we traveled through to two states to play in the Hugoton, KS Red and Blue Classic. We faced Lakin, KS in the first round. The first half saw us struggle making shots from the perimeter but were able to hold them to 10 in a half while we scratched for 25 first half points. The second half was a little better offensively as we managed 30 more points while holding them to 14 for a 55-24 victory. Hadlee had 16, followed by Brennyn with 14, and Reagan with 13.
Friday, we returned to Hugoton to play the host team on their home floor in the semifinal game. Hugoton is not a big team but relied on quickness and depth to wear down opponents. Knowing they were going to press and try to play at a fast pace, we game planned to control the tempo and play very fundamentally sound basketball. Unfortunately, we did not do the latter very well early. We had several easy looks on offense and didn't convert. On the other end we did not play well either and that turned into a 18-25 halftime deficit for us. We needed to correct our mistakes and felt we had a great opportunity to do so only being down 7 with as bad as we had played. We continued, however to make mistakes and ultimately dug ourselves a hole, down 25-36 after 3 quarters. We battled back in the fourth but were too far behind and fell to Hugoton 42-48. Too many turnovers and poor shooting from the perimeter were culprits in the loss. In two games in Hugoton, we were 2 for 27 from 3 point range. We did however, shoot 13/15 from the charity stripe. Reagan was our only double digit scorer as she had 14.
On Saturday we faced the Perryton Rangerettes for Third Place. We finally started hitting from the outside as we canned a couple of treys in the first quarter and lead 12-6. Defensively, we played pretty well for 3 quarters. Brennyn had a great game going for a double-double with 15 points and 12 boards. Reagan scored 18 and Hadlee 11 as were able to overcome a very shaky 4th quarter and win 50-34 to improve our overall record to 10-4.

Hadlee and Reagan were named to the All Tournament team.
12/16/13 > GHS Favorites
The Gruver High School students have voted on Senior and Class Favorites for the 2013-2014 school year.

MR. & MISS GHS: Travis Stedje & Hannah Speck
Runners-Up: Beau Blankenship & Madison Williams

MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED: Travis Stedje & Hannah Speck
Runners-Up: Jace Lane & Madison Williams

FRIENDLIEST: Coley Ruebush & Madi Teal
Runners-Up: Manuel Borunda and Lupita Mendoza

MOST HANDSOME & MOST BEAUTIFUL: Victor Guereca & Rachel Teal
Runners-Up: Jace Lane & Hannah Speck

MOST ATHLETIC: Beau Blankenship & Maggie Gaspar
Runners-Up: Johnny Terrazas & Emilynn Robinson

SENIOR CLASS FAVORITES: Eddie Borunda & Lupita Mendoza

JUNIOR CLASS FAVORITES: Mason McLain & Noemy Guereca

SOPHOMORE CLASS FAVORITES: Nic Rivera & Brennyn Seagler

FRESHMAN CLASS FAVORITES: Miguel Perez & Sarah Jackson
12/13/13 > Prom Video Pictures
Seniors,
Over the break gather your pictures for the senior video. You must give your pictures to Mrs. Irwin by Friday, January 10th.

Please include the following pictures:

infant picture
toddler picture
elementary picture
junior high picture
high school picture
group pictures
12/13/13 > Lady Hounds vs. Hugoton Streamed online
The girls game tonight vs. Hugoton is supposed to be streamed over the internet. To view the game go to www.ustream.tv then search "hchannel12", this should take you there to get to a link to listen. Game time is 6:30.
12/12/13 > Hugoton Tournament Today!
Today's basketball games vs. Lakin, KS will be streamed live over the internet through Lakin's internet feed. The boys play at 3:00 and the girls play at 4:45

The link to the boys game is: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/79779

The link to the girls game is: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/79781

The link to the Lakin's main broadcast page is: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/channels/lakin-lakin-kansas
12/11/13 > All-Region Band
The following Jr. High Students recently earned spots in the All-Region Band:

Aneth Jimenez, Aby Garcia, Faith Olsen, Klaire Irwin, and Carlos Tarango.

The following High School students recently earned spots in the All-Region Band:

Mattie Mayfield, Hannah Speck, Emilynn Robinson, Abigail Trejo, Maddie Book, Zoe Cantrell, and Gabriel Mundo.

Hannah Speck and Zoe Cantrell are Area Qualifiers and will audition for the Texas All-State Band on January 11th in Idalou, TX.

The audition music for the All-Region band is very difficult and it takes a great amount of hard work and dedication to prepare for the audition. I am very proud of all the students who worked on this music and especially proud of the students who earned spots in the band! The All-Region clinics are January 17th and 18th. The concerts are on January 18th at WTAMU in Canyon.
12/11/13 > 5 State Honor Band
The following Junior High Students recently earned spots in the 5-State Honor Band:

Johana Borunda, Luz Gaspar, Aneth Jimenez, Faith Olsen, Aby Garcia, Kaycee Anderson, Klaire Irwin, Fernando Villalobos, and Grace Adams.

The following High School Students recently earned spots in the 5-State Honor Band:

Vanessa Garcia, Amber Johnson, Emilynn Robinson, Hannah speck, Rachel Teal, Mattie Mayfield, Christina Ayala, Lizbeth Trejo, Abigail Trejo, Zoe Cantrell, Maddie Book, Antolina Mendoza, Oziel Rey, Brett Wills, Trenton Finley, Nick Rivera, Sarah Olmos, and Ulysses Valverde.

I am very proud of these talented, hard-working students! Their clinic and concert is in Guymon, OK this Saturday, December 14th. The concert is at 7:00PM in the Guymon High School Auditorium.
12/11/13 > Elementary Christmas Concert
The Pre-K through 4th Christmas concert is on Thursday, December 19th at 9:30AM.

12/11/13 > JH & HS Band & Choir Concert
The Junior High/High School Band and Choir Concert is on Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00PM.

12/10/13 > Hugoton Tournament Brackets
The brackets for the Hugoton Tournament are attached.

12/10/13 > Housing Scholarship
Students attending or Seniors applying to colleges in Austin, College Station or Denton

12/10/13 > Holiday Tournament Clock and Bookkeepers
If anyone would like to keep clock or book for the Holiday Tournament on December 30th or 31st, please contact Coach Felderhoff by email at terry.felderhoff@gruverisd.net or by phone/text at 806-736-0203. Game times are as follows:

Monday 12-30-13 Tuesday 12-31-13
HS Gym Varsity Gym HS Gym Varsity Gym
8:30 8:30 8:30 8:30
10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00
11:30 11:30 11:30 11:30
1:00 1:00 1:00 1:00
2:30 2:30 2:30 2:30
4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00
5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30
7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00
8:30 8:30 8:30
12/05/13 > All District Football
The Football All District Team is attached and Gruver is represented very well!

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone that came to the games and supported the boys. We all really appreciate your support, especially to those that traveled to the games out of town. We would also like give special thanks to those that traveled to the Area Playoff game vs. Seagraves at River Road and supported the boys in the freezing weather.

I also want to acknowledge David Teal, Troy Seagler, Trent Lankford, & Pat Harris for their efforts in getting the field at River Road ready to play. These four men traveled to River Road on the morning of the game, and helped the River Road staff clear the field so the game could be played that evening. Using only shovels, they manually cleared the entire field of ice and snow. We are very grateful to be part of a staff that works well together, with a “can do attitude,” and puts the kids first! A before and after picture of the field is also attached.

Once again thank you to all those that supported the boys during this past football season. Please congratulate these young men when you see them, and wish them well during the rest of the school year!

Thanks,
Terry

12/05/13 > Gruver Basketball Schedules
12/03/13 > Madison Williams State FFA Qualifier
Madison Williams State FFA Qualifier

Madison Williams will be competing this coming Friday in Huntsville at the State FFA Leadership Development Events. Madison, the daughter of Kristi and Johnnie Williams, was the Area 1 FFA Association winner in the Sr. Creed Speaking competition earning a spot in the state competition this coming weekend. Madison started preparing a couple of months ago to compete in the creed speaking LDE and has committed a lot of time to learning the FFA Creed that was written by EM Tiffany. The creed competition consists of reciting the creed and answering three thought questions that pertain to the creed. She will compete against 20 other students from across the state as she represents the Gruver FFA, the Top O’ Texas District, and the Area 1 FFA Association. Madison was also the district winner back in early November. Please congratulate Madison and wish her luck at the state competition!! Please see the attached photo.

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 Madison_Williams.jpg
12/03/13 > Miami Basketball Tournament
The bracket for the Miami Tournament is attached

12/03/13 > Gruver JV Basketball Tournament
The bracket for the Gruver JV tournament is attached

12/02/13 > JH Game Change
The Jr. High games vs. Fritch on Monday, December 2 have been moved to HERE (Gruver)! Come out and watch your Greyhound and Lady Greyhound Jr. High hoopers this coming Monday! 7th grade boys will be in the Varsity Gym at 5 pm followed by the 7th grade girls. Both 8th grade teams will play in the High School gym beginning with the girls at 5 pm.

See you at the game!!
12/02/13 > Holiday Classic Sponsors
With the help of our great community, the Gruver Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament has been an outstanding success. The 2013 Gruver Holiday Classic, which will be held on December 30, 31, & January 1, is set to be another great event. This year will feature an 8 team bracket for the girls and a 14 team bracket for the boys. As we stated in past years, many people may not realize the expense of putting on a top notch varsity tournament over the Christmas Holidays. There is “competition” to get teams to come to holiday tournaments. The better the tournament, the more likely the tournament will succeed in following years. A holiday tournament is not like the average tournament, there has to be a draw for teams to attend. These include quality of teams, facilities, taking care of and feeding all the teams, etc. Also, Gruver ISD’s desire in hosting this tournament is to bring many people in from out of town which will help local restaurants and businesses. This tournament will also alleviate the travel and expenses incurred by the many families and supporters of our own athletes by allowing them to stay in town instead of traveling to another tournament for three or four days.

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2013 Gruver Holiday Classic please see the attached form or contact Leticia Salazar at 806-733-2821. Also, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

12/02/13 > Houndball Update
The 2013-14 Gruver Greyhound boys basketball season tips off at home on Tuesday night versus the #23-ranked AAA team in the state, the Perryton Rangers. There will be four games (2 girls and 2 boys) beginning at 4:00 pm with the JV girls.

The Hounds will then travel to Miami to try and defend their Mohawk Classic championship and open with the Owls of Hedley at 1:00 pm in Miami's "Old Gym". They will then face either Shamrock or the host team, Miami, in the next round on Friday.

We are excited to get started and look forward to seeing you at the games!
12/02/13 > Elementary Awards
Please see attachment.

12/02/13 > Thanksgiving Meal
This year we served over 600 trays at our Thanksgiving meal. Thanks to all involved and to our great community for your participation in this special day for our students. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Gruver!!!!

Please see attachment for photos and our student’s Fall Art.

Attachment:

 Thanksgiving_Meal.pdf
11/25/13 > Gruver vs. Seagraves Football Game
The game will be played in River Road at 5:00p.m.
11/25/13 > WTAMU Scholarship Opportunities
WTAMU Scholarship Opportunities

Attachment:

 WT Scholarship
11/25/13 > Free Virtual College Fair
There is a FREE VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR for the state of Texas! This fair is scheduled for December 9th-14th and is for students in the state of Texas. You need to log-on now to register at www.collegefairsonline.com . Once you register you can then log on any time during the week of the fair and get information from many colleges. There will be times set up at each institution’s booth for a live chat session with a college representative from that institution. Go to www.collegefairsonline.com and click on the students tab to register before the fair and a reminder e-mail will be sent before the fair starts. This service is completely free, you need to register as soon as possible if you would like to participate.
11/22/13 > Elementary UIL
Congratulations Gruver Elementary for bringing home the silver at UIL this year!!!! We are so proud of our students, coaches, and family members that have worked so hard to make this possible.

Booker 26 points
Gruver 249 points
Stinnett 486 points
Stratford 91 points
Clarendon 92 points
Claude 42 points
Vega 210 points
White Deer 40 points
11/22/13 > Send-Off Celebration Friday
We are celebrating the success of our football and FFA teams this Friday. Come wish them luck at 2:35 in the HS Gym as they get ready to compete in Area competitions on Saturday.
11/22/13 > Stone Soup Invitation
Please see attachment.

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 Stone Soup Invitation
11/22/13 > Band Info for Saturday
All HS Band students need to meet at 8:45 Saturday morning. We will leave at 9:AM. We will eat at Golden Corral in Amarillo at 11:00AM. We will also provide a meal on the way home. Please have your child dress warmly! They may wear coveralls and bring blankets. We will not be wearing our uniforms, so wear as many layers of clothing as you can!
11/20/13 > Football Playoff Game Change
The Area Football Game vs. Seagraves has been rescheduled and will be played on Saturday at 2:00 in Hereford.
11/20/13 > Gruver JH UIL
The annual UIL Acadmeic District Meet was held November 15 at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas. This year saw the addition of several more schools, bringing the total number of participating institutions to eight. At last count, more than 700 elementary and Jr. High students descended upon FPC, so the competition was fierce.

That being said, Gruver Jr. High once again defended their Jr. High UIL Academic championship with a resounding 817 points, to the nearest competitor's - Vega - with 423.33. It was a total team effort from students and teachers alike!

Congratulations to everyone who went and represented Gruver so well!!
11/19/13 > Science & Math Scholarship
The Texas Science Scholar Program

$10,000 Bachelor of Science Degree
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa Texas is proud to offer a $10,000 Bachelor of Science degree to qualified students seeking to study on a full-time basis. Eligible disciplines include:
• Chemistry (All Tracks)
• Computer Science
• Geology (All Tracks)
• Information Systems
• Mathematics
This opportunity is available for outstanding physical science and mathematics students in Texas. They will receive a high quality degree at a cost of only $10,000 in tuition and fees for the four-year curriculum.
Click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions about the Texas Science Scholars Program.
Cost Comparison
The table below demonstrates the cost comparison of the $10,000 Texas Science Scholar to the regular in-state tuition and fee estimates. (* based on 30 semester credit hours)
Per Semester Per Academic Year
Regular In-State Tuition and Fees $3165.55 $6331.10*
Texas Science Scholar $2500*




Student Qualifications Check-list
General Student Qualifications
• Must be a Texas resident
• Must be admitted unconditionally to the University with a major in
o Chemistry (All Tracks)
o Computer Science
o Geology (All Tracks)
o Information Systems
o Mathematics
• Must minor in one of the above science disciplines (or Biology), if a minor is required by the degree plan. InfoSys majors are required to minor in general business.
• Must apply for admission by going to www.applytexas.org
• Go to http://ss.utpb.edu/admissions/apply-now/ and select "Freshman Student Applicant" to learn about unconditional admission to UTPB.
• Must be unconditionally admitted, complete all placement exams, and register for first semester by August 1.
Freshmen Students
• Submit official high school transcripts.
• Submit SAT scores (College Board Code: 0448) or ACT scores (ACT Code: 4225).
• Submit TAKS scores (if available).
• Must be eligible to take Pre-calculus (MATH 2412 or its equivalent).
• Must be eligible to take General Chemistry (CHEM 1311-1111) during first year at the University, if applicable.
• Must not be placed in any developmental coursework.
Transfer Students
• Submit official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
• Must have completed Pre-calculus (MATH 2412 or its equivalent).
• Check that coursework integrates into the chosen degree plan to be on track to graduate with a four year degree.
• Must have a 3.0 overall cumulative G.P.A.
How to Apply
To apply for the Texas Science Scholar you must complete the following:
• The Texas Common Application for Admission. This will be your Admission form to the University
• The Texas Science Scholar Application - This will be your Application to be a Texas Science Scholar
• The Federal Application for Student Aid (optional) - This will determine if you qualify for any non-UTPB financial aid
• The Student Housing Application (Texas Science Scholars must live in UTPB housing unless they have a proper exemption)
Complete these steps as soon as possible. There is limited space available.

Once You Are Admitted
Once you have been admitted as a Texas Science Scholar:
• Meet with a UTPB Texas Science Scholar advisor and determine a degree plan for a major in Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Information Systems or Math with a minor in one of these programs or Biology.
o Advisor : Haesun Lee - 432-552-2251 - lee_h@utpb.edu - Office: ST 2118
• Complete 30 course hours per academic year (Fall / Spring / Summer) with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better with all courses meeting degree requirements as outlined in the degree plan
• Pay $2500 at the beginning of the academic year. This covers tuition and fees for 30 hours of coursework in the current academic year. Payment plans will be available.
• Check with the Financial Aid Office to see if you qualify for non-UTPB financial aid, such as the Texas Grant, Federal Pell Grants, or privately funded scholarships. You must have previously completed the Federal Application for Student Aid.
• Fill out the Student Housing application, and plan your stay in Student Housing. Texas Science Scholars must live in UTPB housing unless they have a proper exemption
• If you have a smartphone, download the UTPB Mobile App to see what's happening on campus, and get involved!

Contact Information
• Office of Admissions
o Phone: 432-552-2605 - Fax: 432-552-3605 - admissions@utpb.edu
• Office of Financial Aid
o Phone: 432-552-2620 - Fax: 432-442-2621 - finaid@utpb.edu
11/19/13 > Gruver Farm Foundation Harvest
Please see attachment.

11/19/13 > Midland Scholarship
The Charles, Lela and mary SLough Foundation Scholarship

11/19/13 > Nursery & Landscaping Scholarships
Scholarship for Nursery & Landscaping Majors

11/19/13 > Bus College Tours
11/19/13 > November 20th Picture Day
Wednesday, November 20th, Blunck’s will be back to take School Day photos for new students, students who were absent on picture day in October, and those needing retakes. We will also be taking Yearbook group photos for: Elementary UIL, Junior High UIL, Junior High Class Officers, 5th Grade Band, 6th & 7th Grade Band, High School Band, HS Choir, National Honor Society, Student Council, FCA, FFA, FCCLA, Yearbook.

If your student wants retakes, they must return their original packet and their might be an additional charge. Please read their packets.

Please make sure your student is dressed appropriately!
11/18/13 > Lady Hound Basketball News
Welcome to another season of Lady Hound Basketball! It is an exciting time of the year with football in the playoffs, XC coming off another stellar season, JH UIL teams winning, and roundball getting started! LHB is off and running! Games have already been played and plenty of hoops action coming your way. Before I get to the games, let me start by introducing you to the members of LHB:

JH B Team
Cristal Alvarez
Johanna Borunda
Cassandra Briones
Olundra Borunda
Esme Lara
Sierria Butman

JH A Team
Klaire King
Klaire Irwin
Aby Garcia
Aneth Jimenez
Leonor Acosta
Kaitlyn Stedje

Junior Varsity
Dara Arrington
Christina Ayala
Macy Haight
Antolina Mendoza
Mattie Mayfield
Tania Ortiz
Kennedy Venneman
Kailey Whitehead

Varsity
Landry Davis
Michaela Davis
Patty Garcia
Maggie Gaspar
Reagan Haynes
Sarah Jackson
Kennedy King
Brennyn Seagler
Hadlee Spivey
Bailey Stedje

The JH started things off in White Deer on 11/4 and came away with two wins! B team won 31-16 while the A team won 37-6. They suit up and play again Monday (11/18) versus Sunray at Sunray.
The varsity Lady Hounds and jv Lady Hounds traveled to Fritch for their first action this past Tuesday. The JV lost in a close ballgame 25-30 but battled throughout. Plenty of room for improvement but the girls fought hard and look to come back even better in their next contest this Tuesday against Panhandle. Lady Hound basketball took to the court vs Fritch as well in a rough and physical contest but came up short in OT 39-40. During the pregame warm-up, Landry Davis came down awkwardly on her leg and twisted her knee. She was unable to play due to the injury and has not seen a doctor yet but we are optimistic about the extent of the injury and are praying for a healthy knee and return to action. Kennedy King was thrust into the starting lineup a few minutes prior to tip-off and she played an outstanding game for her first time in a varsity uniform! Very proud of her performance. The game was close throughout, tough defense was displayed, and big shots made but we came out on the short end in OT. Reagan Haynes led in scoring with 16, followed by Hadlee Spivey with 10 and Brennyn Seagler with 8. Hadlee had 7 rebounds and Kennedy had 5. A paltry 3 for 17 from 3 point range didn’t help the cause however we were 12 of 26 from inside the arc. We came up with 13 steals but didn’t convert enough of them into baskets to help secure the W.
This past Saturday, LHB played visiting Dalhart in a varsity contest only. This was another closely contested game that went back and forth early on. The Lady Wolves pressed early and often and we did not value the basketball like we needed and turned it over 15 times in the first half. Still, down only 20-25, corrections needed to be made at the half and we were looking to shore things up on offense. The second half started a little like the first with several TO’s and we found ourselves down 23-31 in the third. Needing a spark, the defense picked up and managed to turn over the Lady Wolves and get an easy basket and a timely 3 to cut the deficit to 28-31heading to the final stanza. The 4th quarter saw lots of action with the Lady Hounds taking a 4 point lead with about 27 seconds to go. Unfortunately we couldn’t hold the lead and Dalhart scored two easy baskets to send it to overtime. In OT, we got down 4 early and needed a timely 3 by Reagan and two ice-in-her-veins FT’s by Brennyn to get the lead. Our defense was able to get a stop at the end to seal the victory. Brennyn led LHB with 18 points and 7 boards. Hadlee followed with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Reagan had 8 points and 4 steals. We shot the ball better going 7 for 13 from downtown but struggled to 9 of 26 from two point range. We had 25 turnovers which is far too many. All things correctable and we will work on that. This game saw freshmen Sarah Jackson get moved up and play some really big minutes throughout due to foul trouble of some of the starters. She did a really good job and I am very proud of her for her composure and aggressiveness.

Next game for the varsity and jv will Tuesday at home vs Panhandle.
11/18/13 > CollegeWeek Live Virtual Preview
Good Afternoon! I am forwarding this email to you on behalf of CollegeWeek Live. Attached you will find a flyer with information about the organization. This organization will be hosting a virtual college fair online next Thursday, November 21. There will be over 200 schools online that day to share information about their campuses, college applications, and financial options. The fair is free for anyone that is interested. If you have questions about the fair or anything related to CollegeWeek Live, please contact Charlie Bain. Below you will find his contact information.

11/13/13 > GJHS 2nd Six Weeks Honor Roll
please see attached

11/13/13 > PK Fall Art
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 PK_Fall_Art.pdf
11/12/13 > FFA Results
Gruver FFA competed Wednesday, November 6th, at FPC in Borger in Leadership Development Events (LDE’s). The Gruver FFA district consists of fifteen different schools including Booker, Canadian, Darrouzett, Follett, Ft. Elliot, Higgins, Kelton, Lefors, Miami, Pampa, Perryton, Spearman, Sunray and Wheeler. 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 had 17 students participate in the LDE contest and 12 of the 17 students will be advancing to Area competition held November 23rd on the campus of WTAMU. Gruver FFA teams competed in Junior Chapter Conducting, Junior Quiz, Senior Creed, Senior Quiz, Job Interview, Public Relations and Radio Broadcasting.

Competition District Placing Area Qualifier
Junior Chapter Conducting 1st Qualifier Maddie Book Blaise Davis Brittney Grimes Macy Haight Sarah Jackson Randi Jines Amber Johnson Kennedy Venneman
Public Relations 1st Qualifier Emily Harris Hunter Hopkins Nicolas Rivera Hadlee Spivey
Sr. Creed 1st Qualifier Madison Williams
Junior Quiz 3rd Maddie Book Brittney Grimes Macy Haight Kennedy Venneman
Junior Quiz 6th Blaise Davis Sarah Jackson Randi Jines Amber Johnson
Senior Quiz 4th Marti Frazier Serena Harbour Matthew Pierce Travis Stedje
Job Interview 3rd Hadlee Spivey
Job Interview 5th Emily Harris
Radio Broadcasting 4th Hunter Hopkins Matthew Pierce Nicolas Rivera

Please congratulate each of these students on a job well done. We look forward to competing November 23rd at the Area level.
11/12/13 > XC Update
Lady Hound Regional and State XC

On November 2nd the Lady Hound XC team competed at the Regional meet in Lubbock. The Lady Hounds ran a very impressive race and pulled out the victory over top ranked Sundown by 5 points. Emilynn Robinson lead the way for the Lady Hounds as she finished in 11th place with a time of 12:40. Next in for the Lady Hounds was Hadlee Spivey in 15th place, Bailey Stedje in 19th place, Sarah Jackson in 24th place, Reagan Haynes in 26th place, Antolina Mendoza in 33rd place and Maggie Gaspar in 37th place. This regional victory made the Lady Hounds the Region 1-1A champions for 5 years standing and advanced them on to the State Meet in Round Rock.

The Lady Hounds participated in the State Meet in Round Rock this past Saturday, November 9th. This race looked to be one of the most competitive 1A state meet in the last several years. The Lady Hounds got a rough start and got boxed in on the first 200 meters and had to work very hard to make up ground in the back mile. They finished strong as ever but ran out of time. The Lady Hounds took 4th place and were just 2 points out of being on the medal stand. This team accomplished so much this year and had a great run at it. Emilynn Robinson and Maggie Gaspar will be leaving the team due to graduation and I just want to thank them for their 4 years of hard work and dedication. I do know that they will be rooting on the Lady Hounds next year as we expect to make another great run at it.

Thanks again to the entire community of Gruver for all of their support. These kids successes could not happen without the amazing support given by the entire community.
11/11/13 > FCCLA Spotlight
Noemy Guereca is a junior at Gruver High School. She is the daughter of Victor and Julia Guereca. She has an older brother, Victor. He is a senior at Gruver High School.
Noemy is enrolled in the Culinary Arts FCS class. She plans to attend Texas Tech University and pursue an accounting or an electronic media and communication degree.
Noemy is involved in yearbook, cross country, National Honor Society, tennis, multiple college classes, cheerleading, and UIL. She is president of the junior class and Gruver FCCLA.
11/11/13 > Hispanic & Coca Cola Scholarship
https://cocacola.promo.eprize.com/hsf/
11/11/13 > XIT Scholarship
Please see attached

11/11/13 > High School Aerospace Scholars
High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS), a unique program that encourages high school juniors from across Texas to explore the vast opportunities awaiting them in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Today’s workforce suffers from a shortage in these fields, but with your help we can work to improve the nation’s pipeline.

HAS is an interactive, online learning experience in which selected students complete online lessons interact with students from across Texas, and qualify to travel to the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) for a six-day residential summer experience. During their week at JSC, students are divided into teams and work under the guidance of a NASA mentor and certified Texas teacher. HAS is a great opportunity for juniors to discover the opportunities available to them, especially if they have an aptitude in math or science elective credit towards graduation upon successful completion of the program.

The State of Texas, along with community organizations, has partnered with JSC to support HAS. State Senators and Representatives from each district administer the selection process and ensure representation from around Texas. Lodging, meals and transportation to and from JSC are provided at no cost to the student.

Visit the website: HAS.aerospacescholars.org for more information about the program and to access the student application. Students must submit a complete application NO later than November 15, 2103.

Certified teachers throughout Texas serve as HAS counselors during the summer and are integral parts of the program. Selected teachers receive a stipend and guide the students’ learning experience. If any teacher is interested in serving as a HAS counselor for the summer please also visit HAS.aerospacescholars.org for more information on the program and to access the teacher/counselor application.
11/07/13 > Halloween & 4th Grade Spooky Stories
Please see attachment.

11/07/13 > LHB Game Change
The girls basketball originally scheduled for Tuesday November 12th has been moved to Thursday November 14th. The game is still in Fritch and game times are JV at 5:00 and Varsity to follow at 6:30.

The JH games scheduled against Booker here in Gruver on November 14th have been cancelled due to Booker’s football playoff game that day. We are currently searching for a game to replace this one. Any updates will be sent through Greyhound News!

Thanks and see you at the games!!!!
11/07/13 > Football Playoff Shirts
An order form for the football playoff shirts is attached. Order forms are due back to school on Wednesday, November 13th.

11/07/13 > Baseball/Softball Field Image
A picture is attached of the "Gambler G" being installed behind home plate.

Attachment:

 baseball_image.jpg
11/06/13 > DIM Students
Gruver High School students, in Kimberly Irwin’s DIM classes, were recently given the opportunity to design menus for the El Vaquero Restaurant. New owners, Brant and Stacie Armes, approached Mrs. Irwin with the idea for a class project. Mrs. Irwin and her students were thrilled for the opportunity to use the tools they were learning for a “real world” experience. Each student designed a menu and submitted them to the Armes. The decision was not easy, as all the students did a very good job. In the end, three designs were chosen for the restaurant. When you visit the El Vaquero, check out the creativity of these menus designed by Ella Speck, Lizbeth Trejo and Caty Rodriguez!

Great job!!!
11/06/13 > Veteran's Day Program
Please come and help us honor our veterans!!!

11/05/13 > Thursday Send-Off and Pep Rally
Our 2013 XC Regional Champions will be traveling to state competition this Thursday, Nov 7. We will send them off with pride at 8:15am in the New HS Gym. Line up around the top.

We will be acknowledging our seniors at a 3:00 pep rally this Thursday as our 2013 Football District Champions set their sights on an undefeated season against Amarillo High’s JuniorVarsity that evening.

GHS Cheerleaders
11/05/13 > FFA Fundraiser
Fruit Fundraiser

The Gruver FFA is starting its annual fruit fundraiser. We will be starting today, November 4th, and will complete the fundraiser on November 18th. Please find a local FFA member for your fruit items or contact me at the numbers below. You may also contact me by emailing me at weston.born@gruverisd.net. We continue to be grateful for this community that supports all of our school activities.
11/05/13 > 1st Grade Smores
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 1st_Grade_Smores.pdf
11/01/13 > Senior Night
Reminder...this week's football game vs. Vega is Senior night. The recognition of this year's seniors will begin at 7:10. Hope you can come out and show your appreciation for all that these student-athletes have done for GISD the last several years.
11/01/13 > 4-H Scholarship
Are You A High School Junior or Senior?
Are You Planning on Attending College?

If so, join the Texas A&M University Collegiate 4-H Club for this 4-H Scholarship Workshop.












Saturday, November 16, 2013
10 am to 2 pm
Wellborn Community Center, College Station
The Texas A&M Collegiate 4-H Club will be hosting a scholarship training for Texas 4-H members and parents who are wanting to learn about completing a 2014 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Application, or how to prepare and plan for applying in future years.

The workshop will include:
• Overview of the scholarship processing including the scoring and selection.
• Criteria and eligibility
• Detailed review of each section of application
• Hints and tips for submitting a quality application
• General information about college financial aid

Registration is $20.00 per person and includes all workshop materials, breaks and lunch.

Registration deadline is Monday, November 11, 2013

To register, click HERE to download the fillable pdf registration form. Complete the form and mail with your payment to: TAMU Collegiate 4-H, 4180 State Hwy 6S, College Station, TX 77845.


Address for Wellborn Community Center:
4119 Greens Prairie Rd, West
College Station, TX 77845

Thank you for supporting the TAMU Collegiate 4-H Club
11/01/13 > Coca Cola Scholarship
Click here to view this email as a web page

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship for High School Seniors

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. It is our privilege to award over $3 million annually in scholarships to these young leaders.

Current high school seniors with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA may apply using the following link through October 31:

http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants

For additional information about this scholarship and profiles of past recipients, please visit our website at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org .

We ask that you kindly share this information with your students so that we may extend this opportunity to as many high school seniors as possible.

Thank you!

Warmly,

The Coca-Cola Scholars Team

CokeScholars@coca-cola.com
1-800-306-2653



Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
P.O. Box 442
Atlanta, GA 30301
11/01/13 > RED X-Grain Pull-over
We are going to place another order of Greyhound pullovers. The order is due by November 7th. It takes almost 4 weeks for the order to be delivered.

10/30/13 > Elementary Honor Roll
Please see attachment.

10/30/13 > District XC Update
LADY HOUND SWEEP!!!!

The Lady Hound XC Program swept the district on Monday, October 21st at Thompson Park in Amarillo. The tone was set for the day with the JV Lady Hound team pulling out a close race and winning the district title by 2 points. This district title took every one of the JV girls to get the job done as they ran with just 5 girls. Emily Harris won the JV individual district title with a time of 14:33. Kennedy King and Macy Haight also found themselves with individual medals as they finished 3rd and 4th, respectively. Next up was the Varsity Lady Hound XC team, currently ranked #2 in the state, these girls ran very well and left no question who the District Champions were as they won by 13 over Stratford. Finishing in the top 10 in the varsity race were Hadlee Spivey, 4th place with a time of 13:21, Emilynn Robinson, 5th place with a time of 13:23 and Bailey Stedje, 8th place with a time of 13:29. This program has picked up on the nickname, HoundPack, and the varsity girls times tell exactly why. Their times 1-5 were only 28 seconds apart and 1-7 was less than a minute. The JH Lady Hound XC team was the last to compete for Gruver that day and went into the race with the pressure of finishing the job of going 3 for 3 on the day with district titles. These girls did exactly that and stepped up to the plate and won the district title by 9 points over Booker. Finishing in the top 10 for the JH race, were Cassandra Briones in 3rd place with a time of 13:47 and Kaitlyn Stedje in 4th place with a time of 13:48.

I just want to say a special thanks to the parents, booster club, administration and the entire community of Gruver for all of your support during this XC season. These girls put in lots of hard work and many early mornings to make this goal of a “sweep” at the district meet happen. The Varsity Lady Hound XC team will continue their season as they will compete at the Regional Meet this Saturday at 9am at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. This race looks to be one of the toughest regional meets in the last few years, as there are 4 of the top 10 teams in the state competing for 3 spots to go to Round Rock next week. Again, thank you for all of your support this season. These accomplishments could not be achieved without all of the community support.
10/30/13 > Double Whammy Friday
Friday, we will be sending off our District Champion XC Team at 8:45 in the New HS Gym. Line the walking track in 2 lines for our girls to walk through. Then join us at 3:00 in the Old Varsity for a pep rally to celebrate the creation of a winning “DYNASTY.” We have a lot to celebrate, so make plans to join us!

Varsity Cheerleaders
10/30/13 > Gyms Closed Friday- Monday
A crew will be here refinishing the gym floors on Friday. The High School Gym and the Varsity Gym will be closed this coming weekend, from Friday through Monday, while the work is being performed and the floor finish is curing.
10/30/13 > JH Games Added
We have added/found JH games for next week. The JH will play at Spearman on Tuesday, November 5th. The 7th grade will start at 5:00, and the 8th grade will follow at approximately 6:15. These games are being played on Tuesday because the varsity will be playing a rare Thursday night game next week. A revised football schedule is attached.

10/25/13 > Football Schedule Change
Next Thursday, 10/31, we will play three sub-varsity football games in Vega. The 7th grade will start at 4:00, followed by the 8th grade at approximately 5:15, followed by the JV at approximately 6:30. We are also still looking for a JH opponent for the following week, and will forward that game information as it becomes available. A revised football schedule is attached.

Thanks,
Terry

10/25/13 > O'Malley Scholarship
The year 2014 marks the twenty-first 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 10, 2014 and sent via mail to Texas Medical Association, YPS Coordinator, 401 West 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701. The scholarship winner will be notified by mail in March 2014 and is encouraged to attend the TexMed 2014 conference in Fort Worth on May 3 to receive his or her award (travel assistance is available).

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,

Carrie de Moor, MD
Chair, Young Physician Section
YPSInfo@texmed.org

10/25/13 > Halloween Carnival
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10/24/13 > Spooktacular Pep Rally
Friday is our Annual Blackout Pep Rally! It’ll be at 3:00 in the Old Varsity. Glow necklaces will be sold Friday morning before school for $1. We ordered a lot more this year, so everyone can have several! Let’s spook those Mustangs with our glow-in-the-dark spirit!
10/24/13 > Coca-Cola Scholarship
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship for High School Seniors

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. It is our privilege to award over $3 million annually in scholarships to these young leaders.

Current high school seniors with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA may apply using the following link through October 31:

http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants

For additional information about this scholarship and profiles of past recipients, please visit our website at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org.

Thank you!

Warmly,

The Coca-Cola Scholars Team

CokeScholars@coca-cola.com
1-800-306-2653
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
P.O. Box 442
Atlanta, GA 30301
10/24/13 > OPSU Aggie Preview Day
Students attending Aggie Preview Day will be able to find out about scholarships, financial aid, housing and areas of study at OPSU. Seniors that attend will receive a $450 Tuition Scholarship, a $900 Housing Credit and a free OPSU T-shirt. They will also be able to tour the campus (weather permitting), eat a free lunch in the cafeteria, and attend an OPSU football game. Registration time will be from 11:00 am until 11:30 am in Hughes-Strong Auditorium and the program will begin at 11:30 am.

You may register online at www.opsu.edu or email layne@opsu.edu or breanna.drayer@opsu.edu.
10/22/13 > Playing with Purpose Award
Please see attached

10/22/13 > Baylor Scholarship
Please see attached

10/17/13 > News from 2nd Grade
Please see attachment.

10/17/13 > PTO Meeting
PTO Meeting
o Wednesday, October 16, 2013
o ElementaryTeacher’s Lounge
o 3:45
o We will be discussing the Halloween Carnival
10/15/13 > Kinder News
Please see attachment.

10/14/13 > Essay Scholarship
please see attached

10/10/13 > 10 Tips for Scholarship
Please see attached

10/09/13 > Blunck's Picture Day
Blunck’s Photography will be here Wednesday, October 16th to take individual pictures of students from grade PK-11th. They will also be taking faculty and administration pictures this day, as well as Junior High & HS team and individual pictures for fall sports: Football, Cross Country, Cheerleading. Picture packets for school pictures AND sports pictures will be sent home this week. Please remember to send these packets back with your child October 16th. They must be filled out and paid for in advance.

Thank you,

Kimberly Irwin
10/09/13 > Bully Prevention Month
Spread The Word About National Bullying Prevention Month
Make bullying prevention a movement that touches every community. Share information about the event through website updates; posts on social media channels; articles in newspapers, magazines, and online publications; or just connecting with someone in person.
Check out all the videos available for you… http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/
Video Downloads… http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/downloads/
You’re not alone…video http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video/player.asp?video=58

Every year, 13 million kids in America are bullied. PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide to prevent bullying through the use of creative, interactive resources. PACER has three helpful websites that offer a wide variety of free resources teachers, students, and families can use to address bullying in schools, the community and online.
Bullying Info and Facts… http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/info-facts.asp
Join the Movement… http://www.pacer.org/bullying/wewillgen/join-wwg.asp
Calling all students from kindergarten to high school! Be a part of the generation that changes what has happened to so many for too long. When 1 out of every 3 students is bullied, it is likely that this is happening to someone that you know and care about. Will you join?
WE = Uniting as a community
WILL = Creating positive, inspired change
GENERATION = Recognizing today’s student as leaders
Spanish Handouts http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/publications/somali-materials.asp
Somali Handouts http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/publications/somali-materials.asp

JOIN There Facebook! KEEP UP! https://www.facebook.com/PACERsWEWILLGeneration
Connect with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center…http://www.pacer.org/bullying/about/contact.asp
10/09/13 > 3rd Grade Recycling
Please see attachment.

10/08/13 > Foster Care/Adoption Exemptions
Texas Students in Foster/Residential Care Exemption Program
The Students in Foster or other Residential Care (Foster Care/Adoption Exemption) was established to provide college financial assistance to students who were in foster care when they turned 18 years of age or who were in foster care and eligible for adoption as of their 14th birthday.

Who can apply?
Individuals who:

-Have been in the care or conservatorship of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (TDPRS) on the day before his/her 18th birthday; or
-Have been in the care or conservatorship of TDPRS on the day of his/her 14th birthday (if the student was also eligible for adoption on or after that day)
-Have been in the care or conservatorship of TDPRS on the day of his/her graduation from high school or receipt of GED
-Enroll in a public college or university in Texas within three years of the relevant date mentioned above, but no later than his/her 21st birthday
-Enroll in classes for which the college receives tax support (i.e. a course that does not depend solely on student tuition and fees to cover its costs).

Where may the awards be used?
Must be used at a Texas institution.
Available only for use at a public college or university.

How much can be awarded?
Tuition and fees; however, once a student has been determined eligible for the benefit, the benefit continues indefinitely. There are no durational limitations in statute referencing how many semesters or years a student may receive this exemption.

How can I apply?
Provide the college registrar written proof, from the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, of eligibility.
http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/texas-scholarships/texas-students-in-foster-residential-care-exemption-program/
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10/08/13 > Texas Professional Nursing Scholarships
Texas Professional Nursing Scholarships
The Professional Nursing Scholarships (PNRS)was established to provide financial assistance to encourage students to become Professional Nurses.

Eligibility:

-Are Texas residents
-Show financial need
-Register for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement
-Enroll in classes leading to Licensure as a Professional Nurse
-Enroll on at least a ½-time basis

FYI: Some, but not all funds are targeted to students from rural communities. Some are targeted to graduate students in nursing.

Where may the awards be used?
Only in-state (Texas) colleges or universities may participate in the program. Both public and private, non-profit colleges or universities with professional nursing programs may participate in the programs.

How much can be awarded?
No individual award may be for more than the student’s financial need. The maximum award is $3000.

How can I apply?
Obtain an application from the Financial Aid Office or by calling the Student Services Division at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at 800/242-3062.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.collegefortexans.com/
10/08/13 > Scholarships for Theatre Students
Please see attached

10/08/13 > FPC Night for Seniors & Financial Aid
Reminder: October 8, Frank Phillips College will be here at 6:00 in the high school to answer questions about financial aid, applying to colleges and applying for scholarships.
10/04/13 > Alphabetical Index of Scholarships
Alphabetical Index to Scholarships and Other Financial Aid Programs
Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation
AFSA/CMSAF/AMF Scholarship Program
Air Force Aid Society Education Grants
Air Line Pilots Association Scholarship Program
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
American Chemical Society Scholars Program
American Legion Auxiliary (Texas) Scholarships
American Legion Oratorical Contest
Annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Award
APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship
Chopin Piano Competition
CHRISTUS US Family Health Plan Nursing Scholarship
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Education Program
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc.
Colburn-Pledge Music Scholarship Foundation
Conrad and Marcel Schlumberger Scholarship Program
DECA Scholarship Awards
Disciples of Christ Student Scholarship Fund
ESA Foundation
Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education
Family, Career & Community Leaders of America, Texas Association
• C.J. Davidson Scholarship
• Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship
• FFCLA Regional Scholarship
• Blue Bell Scholarship
Federal Programs
• AmeriCorps
• William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan)
o Direct (Unsubsidised) PLUS Loan
o Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
o Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
• Federal Pell Grant
• Federal Perkins Loan
• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
• Federal Work-Study (FWS)
• Iraq And Afghanistan Service Grant
• ROTC Scholarship Program
o Air Force ROTC Scholarship Program
o Army ROTC Scholarship Program
o Navy-Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship Program
• Service Academies
o Service Academy - Air Force
o Service Academy - Army
o Service Academy - Coast Guard
o Service Academy - Merchant Marine
o Service Academy - Naval
• Teacher Education Assistance For College And Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
• U.S. Army Reserve
• U.S. Bureau of Indian Education
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits For Dependents
Francis P. Matthews and John E. Swift Educational Trust Scholarships
George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Scholarships
Hope Pierce Tartt Scholarship
IFT Scholarship/Fellowship Program
Irene S. Wischer Foundation Scholarship
Jewish Guild Healthcare
Knights of Columbus Pro Deo Et Pro Patria Scholarships
Military Officers Association of America Educational Assistance Program
Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship
Most Valuable Student Scholarship/Leadership Award
Music for the Blind
National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors, Educational Foundation Scholarship
• Bradford White Corporation Scholarships
• DELTA Faucet Company Scholarship Program
• PHCC of Texas Auxiliary Scholarship Program
• PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Program (Need Based)
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), National Honor Society Scholarship
• National Honor Society Scholarship
• Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
National Federation of the Blind Scholarships
National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
• DAR American Indian Scholarship
• Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger
• American History Scholarship
• Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship
• Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Programs
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
Rebekah Assembly of Texas (Irma Gesche Scholarship)
Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association Scholarships (River Rats)
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Second Marine Division Association Memorial Scholarship Fund
SEG Foundation Scholarships
Sid Richardson Memorial Fund
Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology
Society for Science and the Public
Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program
State Programs
• Bordering States Waiver
• College Access Loans (CAL)
• Good Neighbor Scholarship Program (GNSP)
• License Plate Insignia Scholarship (LPI)
• Texas B-On-Time Loan
• Texas College Work-Study Program (TCWSP)
• Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG)
• Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)
• Texas Tuition and/or Fee Exemptions
• Top 10% Scholarship Program
• Towards EXcellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant Program
• Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)
Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
Texas Department of Transportation's Conditional Grant Program
Texas Floral Endowment
Texas Mutual Insurance Company Scholarship Program
Texas Restaurant Association for Food Service Scholarships
Two Ten Footwear Foundation Footwear Design Scholarship Program
Two Ten Footwear Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Program
Union Plus Education Foundation Scholarship
Voice of Democracy Contest
William C. Doherty and John T. Donelon Scholarship Fund
4-H Opportunity Scholarships
10/04/13 > JH Pep Rallies
The Jr. High cheerleaders will be leading pep rallies at 2:00 pm on the following dates:

October 3
October 17
October 24

On October 10 and 31 there will be a very brief "send off" because of the length of the trips on those two dates (at Wheeler and at Vega).

See you there!!!
10/04/13 > Greyhound News & Red Ribbon Week in the Elementary
Please see attachment.

10/03/13 > Important Band News
1. The contest scheduled for Saturday, October 5th in Amarillo has changed. We will be attending the Panhandle Marching Clinic/Contest on Saturday, October 5th. Your child needs to arrive at the band hall at 6:45AM Saturday morning. We should arrive home about 2PM.
10/03/13 > No Pep Rally October 4th- Send-off Instead
The Hounds have to leave early Friday to travel to Shamrock. There will be NO pep rally; just a short send off by the high school fans. XC will compete in Canyon on Saturday. Wish members of both teams good luck when you see them this Friday!
10/03/13 > Join PTO
PTO will be meeting on Monday, October 7th at 3:45 in the elementary teacher’s lounge. We will be planning the Halloween Carnival.
10/03/13 > Texas Student Scholarship
Please see attached

10/01/13 > Senior Parent Night
Frank Phillips College will be at Gruver High School Tuesday, October 8, at 6:00 to inform parents about financial aid, applying to college, applying for scholarships and to answer questions concerning college.
10/01/13 > 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 are beginning our meat fundraiser today October 1st and it will end on October 21st. 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 12 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 $8000.00 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.

Products:
Spiral Sliced Ham- $29
The Original Hunter Pack- $26
Peppered Turkey Breast- $21
Smoked Turkey- $28
Smoked Pit Ham- $27
Smoked Sausage Links- $18
“Lil” Porkies- $16
Whole Hog Pork Patties- $17
Whole Hog Pork Roll- $13
Smoked Peppered Bacon- $18
Original Smoked Bacon- $18
Chicken Tenders- $23
Chicken Fajitas- $17
Beef Fajitas- $18
Fiesta Pak Pork Tamales- $21
Pork Steak-$22 (New)
Bacon Blast-$20 (New)
Marinated Pork Fajitas-$17 (New)
Pecan Cobbler- $15

Please contact a local FFA member or contact me at the numbers below.
10/01/13 > Band Parent Meeting Tuesday
Band parents, please meet Tuesday, Oct 1 at 5:30 in the auditorium.
10/01/13 > News from Kindergarten
Please see attachment.

9/27/13 > HP Game Time Changed
Kickoff for tonght's game with Highland Park has been moved to 6:30. This gives us an extra hour to deal with probable weather issues.
9/27/13 > Friday Pep Rally
Please join us in the Old Varsity Gym today at 3:00 to cheer on our Hounds. We have a busy weekend, with our Varsity Football going up against Highland Park tonight. On Saturday, our XC team will be competing at Tascosa and we have many participating in Race for the Cure. We’ve got a lot to cheer about!
9/27/13 > Elementary Event Change
Kickoff for tonight's game with Highland Park has been moved to 6:30pm.

o 2nd grade students will sing the National Anthem before the game tonight. Please bring your second grader to the old concession stand at 5:45pm.

o Cheer Camp Cheerleaders will be cheering 1st quarter instead of 3rd quarter in hopes of beating the rain tonight.

Hope you can make it to the games to cheer on our Greyhounds!!!!!
9/25/13 > ACT Bootcamp
Just a reminder for Juniors and Seniors that are interested in a workshop to possibly help improve their ACT scores. There is scholarship money available to those students that are not able to pay the $45 fee. Please check with Mrs. Whitehead for additional information. Please see attachment.
9/25/13 > HS Open House
We will be having our Open House on Oct. 1st from 6:30-7:30, this will be our Title I meeting. Please see the attachment.

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9/25/13 > Homecoming Week Winners
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9/25/13 > TILF Scholarship
Please see attached

9/25/13 > Heisman Scholarship
Please see attached

9/25/13 > 2014 XIT Scholarship
Please see attached

9/25/13 > FCS Face Painting
The Gruver Family and Consumer Science classes invited the elementary students over to the FCS classroom on Friday, September 20th to have their faces painted as a show of school spirit for homecoming. There are 43 high school students enrolled in the 6 FCS classes and those students painted the faces of the 186 elementary students with creative images of pompoms, footballs, goalpost, band notes, cleats, GHS etc.
9/25/13 > Kinder Teddy Bear Picnic
Please see attachment.

9/20/13 > X-Grain Pullovers for Sale
Please see attached

9/20/13 > Revised XC Schedule
A revised Cross Country schedule is attached. We have added a JH meet for October 1st and deleted the JH meet on October 5th.

9/19/13 > Gruver Jr. FFA Membership Sign-Up
Gruver Jr. FFA Membership Sign-up, Validation Information and School Farm

It is that time of year again that we start to plan for the upcoming show season. If you are planning on showing through the Gruver Jr. FFA program please contact Mr. Born at the numbers below. Gruver Jr. FFA dues are set at $25 and please make your check to the Gruver FFA. The Jr. FFA dues are collected and one check from the Gruver FFA activity fund is sent to pay state Jr. FFA dues.

The Ag Farm is filling up fast with current and new FFA members and spaces are limited for barrows and gilts at the school farm. The pens are for FFA and Jr. FFA members and we will allow 4-H members on the school farm if enough space is available. If space is available we will be charging 4-H members $25 for a pen space with 1hd per pen. This charge is to help with renovations to the Morton building that the Gruver FFA activity fund is purchasing.

County validation for swine will be in November and will be at the cost of $5 for county tags and $10 for state validation tags. Remember that state validation numbers need to be given to Mr. Born by September 19th. You will also need to start turning in county tag numbers.

If you have any questions please email or call me at the email address or phone numbers below.
9/19/13 > Homecoming Pep Rally
Come join us in the NEW GYM this Friday at 3:00 to DOWNLOAD THE GREYHOUND SPIRIT! We will feature our Junior High cheerleaders and the Varsity Cheerleaders will perform their award-winning Extreme Routine. We’ll watch the YouTube video competition and reveal the winner of our class cyber competition.

Don’t miss it!
9/19/13 > Gruver FFA Attends Leadership Conference
Gruver FFA Attends Leadership Conference

Gruver FFA’s Principles of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources class attended the 2013 FFA leadership conference on Tuesday. Maddie Book, Blaise Davis, Brittney Grimes, Macy Haight, Ramiro Hernandez, Sarah Jackson, Randi Jines, Amber Johnson, David Lopez, Reese Mussman, Miguel, Perez, Meny Terrazas, and Kennedy Venneman were in attendance in Canadian for multiple leadership workshops. The Top O Texas District officers along with our current Area 1 FFA officer presented leadership and character building workshops to help first year students in agricultural science classes and the FFA. The district meeting was well attended by just over 300 agricultural education students from the Top O Texas district. The Top O Texas district includes Booker, Canadian, Darrrouzett, Follett, Fort Elliott, Higgins, Kelton, Lefors, Miami, Pampa, Perryton, Sunray, Spearman, Wheeler, and White Deer. This is a great class of young energetic students!!

9/19/13 > XIT Scholarship
Please see attachment.

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9/19/13 > Reading in the Elementary
Please see attachment.

9/17/13 > Gruver FFA Major Stock Show Validation
Gruver FFA Major Stock Show Validation

If you are planning on showing swine at a major stock show this upcoming show season please let me know by Thursday, September 19th. I will need to know the number of tags for barrows and gilts you or your child will be needing for major stock shows so that we can order tags from the state FFA office. Please do not turn in numbers for county. I also need to know if you are needing my help in the purchasing process of your show project this year. You can call, text or email me at the email address or cell phone number below.
9/16/13 > Lowe's Cash Register Tapes
The Gruver Elementary School is participating in the Lowe's Education Tapes for Education. Help our school earn credit for free education by saving your receipts from any Lowe's. Our collection boxes are located in the Elementary School lobby at the South entrance. They are also located in the City Library, City Hall, Night & Day Salon and Shear Style.

The collection boxes will be open from August 17th, 2013 - March 31st ,2014

Thank you for your support.
9/12/13 > ACT Bootcamp
Parents of Juniors and Seniors in High School, your child is eligible to attend this workshop in Stratford on October 17th. Please read the attachment for more information.

9/12/13 > Race for the Cure Form
I have attached the forms for registering and for transportation to Race for the Cure of Amarillo 2013.

9/11/13 > Race for the Cure
It is yet again time for the Race for the Cure in Amarillo. The Race for the Cure will be held in downtown Amarillo on September 28th. As most everyone knows, Gruver High School has been an active participant over the last several years and due to the community’s generosity the we have raised over $12,000 for breast cancer awareness and research. Last year was a tremendous year as we raised over $3,000. We would like to invite everyone to please join in on this great cause. If you would like to participate please register online or by mail under team name, Gruver High School. If you are unable to participate on the day of the race but would still like to contribute either by sponsoring someone or by making a donation please contact Coach Morrison. Our goal this year is to raise at least $3,000 and have 75 team members.

The link to the list of teams for the Race for the Cure in Amarillo is listed below. Be sure to scroll down and click “join team” next to Gruver High School. The next step you will need to click “I do not have a login” and then continue. It should take you to the page to register for the different races. If you have any complications please feel free to contact Coach Morrison.

http://amarillo.info-komen.org/site/TR?fr_id=3605&pg=teamlist

Thank you so much for all of your support for this great cause over the years. The kids thoroughly enjoy this event and look forward to it every year. Let’s join together again and show the outstanding generosity from Gruver, Texas.
9/11/13 > FCCLA & Zak's Cheese Sale
The Gruver FCCLA kicked-off the annual Zak’s Cheese Sale yesterday. The members will be taking orders until September 23. The ordered products will be delivered the week of November 4th. These food items are great to have on hand for holiday entertaining or for an extra gift. Products that the group will be selling include the following:
• String Cheese – 12 oz.
• Summer Sausage – 12 oz.
• Jalapeno Cheese – 22 oz.
• Ranch Cheese – 22 oz.
• Salami Cheese – 22 oz.
• Triple Treat Gift Box
• Family Favorite Gift Box
• Fudge with or without nuts
• Peanut brittle – 8 oz.
• Mints – 12 oz.
• Summer Stix – 5 oz.
• Honey Crisps – 10 oz.
• 18 cup Caramel Popcorn
• 18 cup Cheddar Popcorn
• 18 cup Popcorn Ball Popcorn
• 18 cup Red Hot Popcorn
• 18 cup Toffee Popcorn
Contact Cherri Sherrill, at Gruver High School, if you would like to place an order, but have not been contacted. The money that the group earns is used for scholarships, travel, community service projects, events, activities and items for the Family Consumer Science Department.
9/10/13 > Booster Club Shirts- 2nd Order
We will be placing a 2nd Order for Booster Club Spirit Shirts. The order form is attached. Please call Kimberly Irwin 806-736-2781, if you have any questions.

9/10/13 > September 10th Open House
Open House - September 10, 2013

1st Grade
5:30 (Spanish) – Mrs. Weller’s Room
5:30 (English) – Mrs. Grimes’s Room

3rd
6:15 (Spanish) – Mrs. Smith’s Room
7:00 (English) – Mrs. Smith’s Room also

4th
7:00 (English) – Mrs. Stedje’s Room
7:00 (Spanish) – Mrs. Grotegut’s Room
9/10/13 > JH Open House
Gruver Jr. High will be hosting its annual "Open House" on Monday, September 16. This will be an opportunity to meet and greet with your child's teachers and attend a very important meeting regarding our I-Pad "take-home" policy, parental involvement, etc...

We will have two separate, yet identical, meetings. The first will begin at 7:30 pm in the library and last about 15-20 minutes. The second will begin shortly after the first, also in the library. Any parent attending the Elementary Open House (7:00-7:45 pm) can attend the second meeting (beginning around 7:50 pm or so).

Your involvement is essential in the success of your child and we look forward to seeing you there!!! Please call me, Wade Callaway, at (806) 733-2081 if you have any questions.
9/10/13 > FFA Lone Star Degrees
2 Gruver FFA Members Receive Lone Star Degrees

Marti Frazier and Travis Stedje both earned the highest accomplishment a Texas FFA member can receive this past July. Marti and Travis are both active FFA members and have been involved since their freshman year competing in all aspects of the Texas FFA. Marti and Travis both serve as chapter officers and both compete each fall and spring on leadership and career development events. They have both advanced to area each year in LDE competition and this past year Travis and Marti both competed well earning top honors in CDE contests. Marti was 6th high individual at the area horse contest helping her team earn a spot in the state competition. Travis is well known for his livestock judging ability and was 2nd high individual this past year at the area contest held at Texas Tech. They both have active supervised agricultural experience programs and are current seniors at GISD. We all look forward to an exciting new school year.

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 Lone_Star_Degrees.jpg
9/09/13 > Open House Reminder
Open House Reminder
September 9, 2013

PK
6:15 (Spanish) – Mrs. Felderhoff
7:00 (English) – Mrs. Felderhoff
K
6:15 (English) – Mrs. Sparks and Mrs. Williams
7:00 (Spanish) – Mrs. Sparks and Mrs. Williams
9/06/13 > FFA News
Gruver FFA Attends 85th Annual State FFA Convention

Six students from the Gruver FFA program attended the state FFA convention held in Dallas this past July. Serena Harbour, Hunter Hopkins, Damian Pierce, Matthew Pierce, Nicolas Rivera, and Makayla Wheelock attended several days of activities during their trip. Among these activities the students attended general sessions that consisted of keynote speakers, FFA award presentations, FFA scholarships presentations, state office elections, and talent contests. Damian Pierce also attended a scholarship luncheon during this trip. After completion of all the requirements Damian was presented the Jim Bob Norman scholarship. The students also attended Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor and went the Texas Ranger ball field. The state convention serves as a yearend highlight for students that have worked diligently and are striving to step above and beyond.

9/06/13 > Gruver JH STAAR Success
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) 2013 Accountability Summary came out on August 8, 2013 and Gruver Junior High School received excellent marks all the way around!! The accountability rating system has changed a great deal from years past, and will continue to change over the next several years. This year, districts, campuses and charters received one of three ratings under the new accountability system: Met Standard; Met Alternative Standard; or Improvement Required. The three areas that the state currently examines in order to determine one of the three aforementioned ratings are: 1) Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA; 2) Academic Achievement in Math; and 3) Top 25 Percent Student Progress.

According to the TEA website, "approximately 3,600 campuses that achieved the Met Standard rating earned some type of distinction. More than 750 campuses earned distinctions in all three potential areas. These distinction designations are based on campus performance in relation to a comparison group of campuses". Out of over 1,700 Middle Schools in the state, Gruver Jr. High was one of only 182 that "received Met Standard rating PLUS ALL THREE possible distinctions under the 2013 state accountability system".

It is a testament to our great teachers and students, as well as our leadership and fantastic community, that GJHS performed so admirably! Congratulations and let's keep pushing forward!!
9/06/13 > Elementary Open House Dates & Times
Open House Dates and Times 2013

Open House for Grades PK & K
September 9th

6:15-7:00 Mrs. Felderhoff PK (Spanish)
7:00-7:45 Mrs. Felderhoff PK (English)

6:15 – 7:00 Mrs. Sparks & Mrs. Williams K (English)
7:00 – 7:45 Mrs. Sparks & Mrs. Williams K (Spanish)
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Open House for 1st, 3rd & 4th
September 10th

5:30 – 6:15 Mrs. Weller 1st grade (Spanish)
5:30 – 6:15 Mrs. Grimes 1st grade (English)

6:15 – 7:00 Mrs. Barton and Mrs. Smith 3rd grade (Spanish)
7:00 – 7:45 Mrs. Barton and Mrs. Smith 3rd grade (English)

7:00 – 7:45 Mrs. Stedje 4th grade (English)
7:00 – 7:45 Mrs. Grotegut 4th grade (Spanish)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Open House for 2nd Grade
September 16th

7:00-7:45 Mrs. Cooper (Spanish)
7:00-7:45Mrs. Finley (English)

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*Childcare will be provided*

If you are not able to attend at the time listed, please contact your child’s teacher to set up a time to meet with her.


*Abra alguien para cuidar a sus ninos*

Si usted no puede asistir a la hora marcada, Favor de contactar a la maestra de su nino para asignar un Nuevo horario para tener un junta con ella.
9/03/13 > Revised Football Schedule
A revised football schedule is attached.

Texhoma canceled the JV game scheduled for this coming Thursday. The JV Hounds will now travel to Stinnett this coming Thursday, Sept. 5th, to play West Texas for the second time in two weeks. Kickoff is set for 6:00.

9/03/13 > Freshman Parent Meeting
Freshman parent meeting September 10 at 6:00 in the High School Library.
9/03/13 > Seniors Applying to Texas A&M
NEW DEADLINE! The deadline for both Admission and Scholarships will be December 1. All required credentials should be received by December 1 in order to be considered for both Admissions and Scholarships.

Apply and submit credentials early: Many high-demand majors fill up early, often well before the established deadlines. It is important to apply early and make sure all required credentials are turned in as soon as possible in order to maximize opportunities with choices of major. Note: A student can only be considered for an admission decision once their file is complete.

Submit a complete and thorough application: All elements of the Admission and Scholarship application are important in determining a student’s competitiveness. All students should take the time necessary to provide the university with a complete picture of all accomplishments.
9/03/13 > XC Update
Gruver XC

Another exciting cross country season for the Hounds and Lady Hounds has begun. The Lady Hound XC team participated this past weekend in the Canyon 6 mile relay which they finished as the 1st and 3rd place teams. The Hounds and Lady Hounds will be running this weekend at the Borger Invitational starting at 10:00 am. The Junior Lady Hound XC team will kick their season off in Perryton on September 7th at Lake Fryer beginning at 9:00 am.

David Lopez and Eddie Mendoza will be running this season for the Hounds. The Lady Hound XC team consists of Emilynn Robinson, Maggie Gaspar, Reagan Haynes, Bailey Stedje, Emily Harris, Noemy Guereca, Serena Diaz, Hadlee Spivey, Kennedy King, Antolina Mendoza, Sarah Jackson and Macy Haight. Klaire King, Cassandra Briones, Klaire Irwin, Kaitlyn Stedje, Aneth Jimenez, Cristal Alvarez and Sierra Butman will be running for the Junior High Lady Hound XC team. All of these kids have been putting in lots of hard work and I am anxious to see what successes await them this season. I do ask that you take extra caution in the early mornings as these runners will be out and about on the streets and town and some roads on the outskirts of town. Thank you so much for all the continual support that is shown to all of our athletes in Gruver.
9/03/13 > XC T-Shirt
***A XC t-shirt order form has been attached for any who are interested in an XC shirt this season. They will be black with red lettering and graphics. These orders will be due next Wednesday, September 3rd.***

8/30/13 > FCCLA
The Gruver FCCLA Officers attended a leadership training on Thursday, August 15, with Mrs. Sherrill, FCCLA Advisor, to coordinate plans and make arrangements for project and activities for the upcoming school year. The agenda included the following items:
• Leadership Opportunities
• 2013-14 Calendar Development
• Chapter T-Shirt Design
• Fundraising
• Scholarships
• Community Service Projects

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) local officers are:
8/30/13 > Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Prudential Spirit of Community Award

8/30/13 > ACT Schedule
Please see attached

Attachment:

 2013_ACT_schedule.pdf
8/30/13 > News from the Elementary
Please see attachment.

8/27/13 > Greyhound Boosters
The Greyhound Boosters are looking forward to an AMAZING year for our Hounds and Lady Hounds! We will kick the year off with “Meet the Hounds” this Tuesday, August 27th at 6:00p.m. Following “Meet the Hounds” will be a Booster meeting for ALL parents.

Attached is the order form for the Spirit Shirt and other items. The shirt this year is RED and there are two different designs. You may also order a vehicle decal or High School Yard Sign on this form.

Please turn your orders into the campus secretary’s by Friday, August 30th at 3:30p.m.

8/22/13 > Dual Credit Text Books
Students,
These are the same text books that were used last year. Call around and see if you can buy a book from someone who took the courses last year. If you cannot find someone get these books ordered quickly. Here are some websites you can use to purchase the books: www.textbooks.com , www.amazon.com/New-Used-Textbooks-Books/b?ie=UTF8, www.usedcollegetextbooks.com/



ISBN # Title of Textbook Publisher Author Required
9780393934069 America: A Narrative History. (Vol. 1-Paperback) 8th Edition. Norton Tindall, George B. & Shi, David E.

ISBN # Title of Textbook Publisher Author Required
978-0-618-76125-8 ECONOMICS 7TH EDITION HOUGHTON MIFFFLIN COMPANY WILLIAM BOYES AND MICHAEL MELVIN Yes

ISBN # Title of Textbook Publisher Author Required
9780393149579 We The People: An Introduction to American Politics-{Eighth TEXAS Edition-Paperback} Norton Benjamin Gingsberg, Theodore J. Lowi

ISBN # Title of Textbook Publisher Author Required
0-321-55983-5 College Algebra Pearson Blitzer
Mathxl Mathxl Mathxl.com

ISBN # Title of Textbook Publisher Author Required
0-321-67177-5 Trigonometry 10ed Pearson Lial
Mathxl Mathxl Pearson Mathxl.com



Jimmie McCarthy,
Director of Dual Credit
Frank Phillips College
PO Box 5118
Borger, Tx 79008-5118
Voice: (806)457-4200 ext 775
Fax: (806)457-4225
8/22/13 > Meet Your Teacher
Gruver Elementary
Meet the Teacher
Friday, August 23, 2013
10:00-11:30 A.M.

Begins with two orientation opportunities in the auditorium with the principal.

10:00 A.M. English only Presentation
10:30 A.M. English and Spanish Presentation

Immediately following the orientation in the auditorium, students and parents are invited to the elementary to meet their teacher.

Don't forget to bring your supplies for next year.

Hope to see you then!

Gruver Elementary
Conoce a tu Maestro
Viernes 23, de Agosto, 2013
10:00-11:30 A.M.

Comienza con dos oportunidades de orientacion en el auditorio con la directora.

10:00 A.M. Presentacin en Ingles Unicamente
10:30 A.M. Presentacion en Ingles y Espanol


Imediatamente despues de la orientacion, los estudiantes y los padres estan invitados a la elmentaria a conocer a su maestra.

No olvide traer sus utiles para el proximo ano.

ESPERAMOS VERLOS ENTONCES!
8/22/13 > Dual Credit History Textbook
Students taking Duel Credit History will need the following text books:

America A Narrative History 8th Edition volume 1 & Volume 2
8/22/13 > Meet the Hounds
The Greyhound Boosters
Invite the “Best Fans in the Land” to
“Meet the HOUNDS”
Tuesday, August 27th
6:00p.m.
Greyhound Stadium
8/22/13 > Senior Parents
Senior Parents-

We need YOUR help for the FINAL fundraiser of the Senior Class, the Football Concession Stand. I have attached a spreadsheet of the schedule, please text or email Kimberly Irwin, if you can help. We need parents to help cook and be the cashier. Please remember, these are your kids and the money raised will go for their senior gift and trip.

Thank you,
Senior Sponsors

8/22/13 > Greyhound Boosters Meeting
There will be a Greyhound Boosters meeting immediately following “Meet the Hounds”, Tuesday, August 27th. Please make plans to attend so we can organize a great year for our Gruver Greyhounds!
8/22/13 > College Algebra Book
DO NOT order the College Algebra book, instead use the attached information for your textbook. If you have any questions call 733-5111

Attachment:

 college_Algebra.pdf
8/22/13 > Textbook Website
Another great website is http://www.half.com/ for buying and selling books.
8/22/13 > FFA Scholarship
FFA student receives Texas FFA Scholarship
2013 senior, Damian Pierce(Pictured third from left), was awarded the Jim Bob Norman scholarship this summer. This all began when he entered agricultural science classes as a Freshman and along the way Damian set goals knowing that he was capable of receiving a sizeable scholarship at graduation his senior year. The Texas FFA annually gives over two million in scholarships to FFA members that go above and beyond. The scholarship is based off of academics, ACT, financial need, FFA activities, and the ability for the students to be successful in the interview process at both the area and state levels. Damian interviewed in Waco at the state FFA degree check in June and was among 150 scholarship recipients selected from the 250 finalists that were submitted to Austin. Each of the 150 finalists received a scholarship ranging from $2,000-,$20,000 and 19 of those scholarships were given to Area 1 FFA students. It is no easy task for any student to be able to receive a scholarship from the Texas FFA, but all of them say it is worth the effort. Once all said and done Damian had a list of FFA accomplishments exceeding 40 different activities and amongst his highest accomplishments was winning the area land contest individually not just once but twice during his four years, qualifying for several state events, and receiving his Lone Star FFA degree which is the highest honor a student can receive at the state level. The Jim Bob Norman scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship given to a deserving agricultural major student. Damian is attending WTAMU this fall in Canyon where he will be studying agricultural communications.

If you or your child is not involved in agricultural science classes and the FFA I hope you take into consideration what Texas FFA is doing to help you or your child with college finances. I would gladly talk to you about your future and how this program can help you.

Thanks,




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

8/16/13 > FFA Leadership Camp
5 FFA Students Attend Leadership Camp
Hunter Hopkins, Mathew Pierce, Oziel Rey, Nicholas Rivera, and Jahir Rodriguez attended the Area 1 Leadership camp June 24-27 at Clarendon College. These students were among 350 other students from across the Area 1 FFA Association which consists of all schools from Lubbock north. Leadership camp is a great way for students to learn different characteristics of leadership to help them grow individually and as an FFA student. The students attend workshops during the three day event. The workshops focus on all aspects of leadership and are taught by the Area 1 FFA officers, Texas FFA officers and universities from the surrounding area.

Attachment:

 FFA_Camp.jpg
8/15/13 > JH Load Your Locker
The Junior High will have "Load Your Locker" on Friday, August 23 from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Students (and parents) are invited to come up to the Jr. High and put school supplies in their locker, as well as decorate it!

See you there!

Please remember, do NOT decorate the entire locker with decorative duct tape and/or any other adhesive material that will leave a sticky residue once taken off at the end of the year.
8/12/13 > yearbook
The yearbooks are in and can be picked up in Kimberly Irwin's room 101 on Tuesday between 9:00 and 3:00.
8/12/13 > LHB Camp
Basketball camp was this last week Monday thru Wednesday and the turnout was awesome! In the first session, the 2nd-6th grade camp had 34 kids! There was lots of fundamental work on dribbling, footwork, passing, and shooting. Each camper worked very hard and was very coachable. Fun camp games were played along with competitive 3 on 3 games. Following is a picture of the group that participated at camp. Way to go future Lady Hounds!

8/12/13 > dual credit classes
Juniors and Seniors taking Duel Credit make sure you come by my office and fill out FPC registration forms when you pick up your schedules on Wednesday. Money for the courses will be due on Monday, August 26th.
8/12/13 > State Spelling
Representative Four Price authored a House resolution to recognize and commemorate our State Champion Spelling team. Attached is the letter (not the resolution) Representative Price sent me.

Congrats again to our State Champion Spelling Team!!!!!!!!!!!

8/07/13 > Band News
Attention all 8th-12th grade band members:

Summer band will begin on Monday, August 5th. We will have practice from 6pm to 9pm Monday through Thursday. Practices will begin on Monday, August 5th and will continue until school begins. After school begins, we will have practice every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 9pm. Please make sure your child wears tennis shoes to all practices. If your child can not make it to a practice, please call or email and let me know. If they are attending football practice or basketball camp, have them come to band practice as soon as they can possibly get here. I am very excited to get this year started! It's going to be a great year for the Greyhound Band!



We had a GREAT first day of Summer Band! The music is already sounding good, and we worked on basic marching skills. Our new drum majors are already proving to be great leaders, and the color guard (flags) look sharp! Most of the students were here for practice, but we really missed the few who wern't. Also, if you didn't sign up for band but think you might like to try it just come to the practices and I will find a place for you! Our practices are as follwows:

Monday through Thursday
6PM to 9PM

Practices will continue until school begins.

Thank you,

Katherine Nusz
(806) 733-3142
katherine.nusz@gruverisd.net
8/07/13 > HS Schedule Pickup
High School Students:

You may pick up your class schedule on Wednesday, August 14th from 10:00 am-2:00pm.
7/18/13 > lady hound basketball camp
Greetings! Hope this finds you doing well and having a great summer! Lady Hound Basketball camp is right around the corner, August 5th-7th! I am looking forward to a great camp and working with your daughter! There has been a revision to the camp times depending on which session she will attend. Session I (incoming 2nd-6th) will be from 9am to 12pm, not much of a change there. Session II (incoming 7th-9th) will be from 2pm-5pm with an extra session from 6pm-7pm to play competitive games! Parents are welcome to come and watch the last session if they want! If you have any questions, please let me know by calling 206-2942. Thanks,

Coach Lankford

7/18/13 > Career and Technology Education
I have attached a letter of Gruver ISD’s annual notification of nondiscrimination in career and technical education programs.

7/15/13 > Congratulations
Congratulations to Jace Lane for winning the TEXAS High School saddle bronc and all around champion! He will be heading to Rock Springs, Wyoming in July to compete in the National High School Rodeo Finals.
Also congratulations to Colten Jackson for placing 5th in saddle bronc in Texas.
Reese Clark made it to the final round in state finals in the steer wrestling.
Way to go!!!
7/15/13 > Hansford 4H Wins State
When the Hansford County 4H livestock judging team walked out of the awards ceremony at Kansas City last fall, they held a quick meeting and set a goal. “Next year we are going to Louisville!” was the result of that meeting. Louisville is the most prestigious of the three national contests. They rolled up their sleeves and went to work to reach that goal. On Wednesday, June 12, that goal became reality. The Hansford County team won the program’s second State Championship to go with the 1997 banner. The state contest was a typical Texas A&M contest. There were several teams that were in contention after the placing portion. But once the reasons segment began, it turned into a two team race between Hansford and Guadalupe. These teams have a long history of fierce competition. Reasons are a series of four impromptu speeches where the contestants defend their placings verbally to an official. Hansford County held a 21 point lead going into reasons and Guadalupe was gaining fast at the end with a 12 point advantage in reasons. But it wasn’t enough as Hansford held on for the win.

In the team awards, Hansford won top honors in swine, tied for first in cattle, placed second in reasons, and seventh in sheep before being named the 2013 State Champion Livestock Team. Team members are: Travis Stedje, son of Tim and Julie Stedje; Audrey Lieb, daughter of James and Sharon Lieb; Jennifer Crowl, daughter of Jerry and Julie Crowl; and Callie Stedje, daughter of Brent and Julie Stedje. Travis had another incredible day posting a score that tied for High Individual Overall. This included placing 3rd in cattle, 4th in swine, and 8th in reasons. Audrey stepped up with a big day placing 6th high overall. Along the way she was honored for 7th in both cattle and swine and 15th in reasons. Jennifer posted a strong score also with an 11th place finish overall. earning 11th in reasons and 12th in cattle. Callie had a good day as well finishing 10th in swine, 11th in cattle, and 20th in reasons. Jaci Burgin traveled with the team as an alternate.

The win earned Hansford County the honor of representing Texas at the National 4H contest in Louisville, Kentucky on November 19. The team is coached by Bret Burgin, Nick Slough, and County Extension Agent Burt Williams.

The overall team standings were:
1. Hansford 1706
2. Guadalupe 1697
3. Bandera 1670
4. Lynn 1663
5. Lubbock 1656
6/16/13 > Farm Scholarship
To the Freshman Parents of the Class of 2016,

Please check your child’s farm scholarship point total. I will give you a two week window to challenge their total points if you find a mistake. The window will be June 3-14 from 9:00-12:00. If you have any questions or concerns about the point total, please contact me at the school. After the two week window, all point totals will be final and will not be subject to change.
6/16/13 > Gruver JH 6th Six Weeks Honor Roll
Please see attached
6/16/13 > State Solo and Ensemble
I would like to recognize Macy McLennan and Zoe Cantrell for their performances at the Texas State Solo & Ensemble competition in Pflugerville on Monday, May 27th. They both had a beautiful performance of their solos and both received a silver state medal. I am very proud of these hard-working girls!
6/16/13 > Elementary Honor Roll
Please see attached

Attachment:

 End_of_6_weeks.docx
6/16/13 > 3rd Grade News
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Winn_Dixie.pdf
6/16/13 > New Drum Major and Color Guard
I would like to announce our new Drum Majors and Color Guard members for the 2013-2014 school year. Our new Drum Majors are Vanessa Garcia and Madi Teal! Our new Color Guard members are Captain Ella Speck, Ady Garcia, Tania Ortiz, Antolina Mendoza, and Lizbeth Trejo! I am very excited about our 2013 marching show entitled "Trail of Tears!" The students are already off to a great start for next year! Don't forget we will start summer band on August 5th!
6/16/13 > Dual Credit
Good morning!

I wanted to send one more email and remind you to have students who are planning to take dual-credit classes next fall and spring to apply for scholarship funds. They need to go to the FPC website, www.fpctx.edu click on the Scholarship tab. The application will pop up. Please have them type Dual-credit in the type box and also please remind the students to attach a brief essay and transcript. The deadline to submit an application is August 1st.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions. Have a happy and safe summer.

Cordially,
Jerri Aylor
College Advancement/
Community Relations
1301 W Roosevelt
P.O.Box 5118
Borger, TX 79008

806-457-4215
Fax 806-457-4224
6/16/13 > HS Honor Rolls
5/30/13 > 8th Grade Graduation
8th GRADE GRADUATION WILL BE AT 8:00 PM ON THURSDAY, MAY 30, IN THE GISD AUDITORIUM.
5/28/13 > Greyhound Football Camp
A flyer for the 2013 Greyhound Football Camp is attached. We have extended the deadline for getting entries in until next Monday, June 3rd. This year’s camp will be held on June 18th, 19th, & 20th. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanks,
Terry

Attachment:

 Football_Camp.pdf
5/28/13 > 2013 Cross Country Schedule
The 2013 Cross Country Schedule is attached

Attachment:

 XC_2013_Schedule.docx
5/23/13 > Mighty Milers
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Mighty_Milers.pdf
5/23/13 > JH Guest Speaker
Saul Suchill, a graduating senior, presents a motivational speech to Mrs. Seagler’s 7th Grade class. He challenged the students with his personal motto:

“Failure is not an option!”

We thank Saul for his words of wisdom.
5/23/13 > IPAD Program Meeting
May 23 at 6:00 pm in the JH library there will be a parent meeting regarding our voluntary pilot program in which the 5th and 6th grade students can take their IPads home.

If a parent wants their 5th or 6th grade child to take their ipad home they must come to one of the meetings. This program is VOLUNTARY but the iPads will not be given to the students to take home unless a parent comes to one if the meetings.

Thanks.

Andrew Brockman
5/23/13 > Farm Foundation Scholarship
The Gruver Farm Scholarship Foundation sign is finished. Please take time to thank the sponsors listed on the sign.

5/23/13 > School Tornado Shelter
I have been asked by several people what will the students of Gruver ISD do in case of a tornado. Gruver ISD has two storm shelters. The first is the library at the Gruver Middle School it was constructed with concrete filled cinder block walls and a steel reinforced concrete ceiling. The second is the underground locker room area of the new gym. This area has outside walls with 8” of steel reinforced concrete and interior walls of 6” of steel reinforced concrete. The ceiling has 8” of steel reinforced concrete. The locker room areas have many gravity flow drains in case of flooding. The tower in front of the new gym main entrance has outside walls of 8” of concrete and inside walls of 8” of concrete. The tower was designed to provide an avenue of escape from the underground locker room area in case of total building collapse. In a recent tornado drill, it took 6 minutes for all students to be in one of these two safe locations. If the town is under a tornado warning after school hours the city has keys and will open the school’s two shelter areas.
5/21/13 > Rocket Launch
The JH Rocket Launch will be May 22, 2013 at 1:15p.m.
5/21/13 > News from Kinder
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Kinder Rodeo
5/17/13 > 5K/Run Walk
Deadline for preregistration for the Memorial Day 5K run/ 1 mile walk benefitting the Gruver Cemetery Association is this Saturday! By meeting the May 18th deadline, participants save $10 and are guaranteed an event t-shirt.

Online registration is available at www.runreg.com/Net/3544

Alternatively, paper forms are available at the Jr. High office, High School library, and City Hall.

Please contact Lee Bob Harper at 806.338.0565 for further information.
5/17/13 > Fundraiser for West ISD
Gruver High School and Junior High are raising funds to send to West ISD, after the terrible explosion that caused damage to much of their school. By donating $10.00, students may wear athletic clothes to school May 20th-24th. The students must turn their money in by Monday, May 20th to be able to participate.

The community of Gruver is known for its generosity and we encourage the entire community to join us in this cause. You may bring your donations to Kimberly Irwin in the High School or LaNetta Shapley in the Junior High. The deadline to donate is Friday, May 24, 2013.
5/17/13 > News from Kinder
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Kinder-Bones.pdf
5/17/13 > News from the Elementary
Please see attachment.

5/16/13 > National Junior Honor Society Induction
National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony on Friday, May 17 at 11:30 in the auditorium.
5/16/13 > Weather in 3rd Grade
Please see attachment.

5/14/13 > Athletic Banquet
The Gruver High School Athletic Banquet will be Tuesday, May 14th, at 6:30p.m., in the GHS Commons. The meal is $10.00/plate and is being catered by the Wagners. The Greyhound Boosters encourage all parents, grandparents and community members to come and celebrate the success of our student athletes.
5/14/13 > Lady Hound Basketball Camp
Lady Hound Basketball Camp dates are set! It will run August 5-7 2013. I have attached a form here but will also be sending forms home thru the school. Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have at 806-206-2942. I look forward to working with your daughter at camp! Thanks!!!

Coach Lankford

5/14/13 > Greyhound Football Camp
A flyer for the 2013 Greyhound Football Camp is attached. This year’s camp will be held on June 18th, 19th, & 20th. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanks,
Terry

5/09/13 > Lady Hound Softball Update
A rather “late” update of the Lady Hound Softball team:
My apologies go out to the community and school for not keeping a current update of the success of the Lady Hound Softball team this season! Improvements will be made next year!
First off, I just want to express my gratitude for the supporters of this community. I can say with complete certainty that starting a program takes so much time, hard work, and dedication; but with the help of others and of course, the hard working athletes, it can be done! I think the Lady Hounds have proven just that this first season. Going all the way back to January 18th , there were 24 young ladies interested in playing softball. We started with learning how to play “catch”, which I think the girls came to find out is basically what the whole game is about and progressed by the end of season to understanding the game. Due to our crazy weather and an extra long basketball season (which is great!!!), we spent most of our first two weeks in the elementary gym practicing hitting and what we could of fielding. The first time to have everyone out on the field together just happened to be our first game against McLean. It was a struggle and it opened everyone’s eyes to the work that was going to be required to compete on the softball field the remainder of the season. We were run ruled 10-25 in the 3rd inning. While it was a little rough to make it through the girls used the learning experience and immediately went to work!
Being our first year, we played mostly junior varsity teams from around the area. We had a total of 9 games this season and went 1-8. Our losses came from West Texas JV, Perryton JV, Booker and Fritch varsity teams. Our biggest improvement was shown through our Claude JV games. The first game against Claude, the girls came out ready to play and we were ahead until the 3rd inning where we lost our momentum and ended up getting run ruled. However, the second game against Claude, we never lost our momentum and ended up getting our first win of the season! Coach Seagler and I were both so excited and proud of the girls. All their hard work had paid off and it really was so impressive to see how far we had come since day 1 of practice. Regardless of the outcomes of our last few games, we still showed improvement game to game. Our last game against McLean was by far the best we had ever played. We finished the season with 12 girls on the roster and to look back to see how far they each had come was very pleasing! It was so rewarding to see these girls grow as players. I am extremely thankful to have gotten the opportunity to be their coach and I am extremely thankful for all the help I received from Coach Seagler and Coach Kelp. This year would not have been as successful without them!
The Lady Hounds are looking forward to being in district play next year and picking right back up where we left off this season. I know our success will be even greater next season with all our returners!
Again, I would like to say thank you to the Gruver community and the school admin, your support is what will keep this program going!
5/09/13 > Election Day
Gruver ISD Bond and General election day is May 11, 2013
At the Junior High Library 501 Garrett
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
5/08/13 > Rainforest in the Elementary
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5/08/13 > Pizza for Parents
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5/08/13 > Save the Date- Houndball Camp
SAVE THE DATE! Houndball Basketball Camp has moved to the end of June this year. Here is the info. Brochures will be passed out in a couple of weeks!!

WHEN:
JUNE 24TH-26TH

SESSION I
(NEXT YR’S 2-5 GRADERS)
WE WILL LOWER THE GOALS TO 8’ AND 9’
FOR OUR LITTLE GUYS!
9 am—NOON
SESSION II:
(NEXT YR’S 6-9 GRADERS)
2 pm-5pm

WHERE:
GRUVER I.S.D.’s STATE-OF-THE-ART, AIR-CONDITIONED GYM

* COST:
$50 (includes ball & t-shirt)
* sibling discount
(ex: 2 campers = $90; 3 campers=$135)

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “HOUNDBALL CAMP”

(if money is a problem, please call Coach Callaway!)

Meet our guest coaches!
Jeff Evans: Head Boys Coach, Palo Duro H.S.
* Nine consecutive District championships (‘03-’11)
* 88 consecutive District wins (‘02-’10)
* 84 consecutive home wins
* 13 Bi-District and 8 Area Championships
* 5 Reg. Quarterfinal and 4 Reg. Finals Appearances
* 1 State Class 4A Tournament Appearance
* Coached 5 NCAA Division I players (including
current starting forward at OK State, Michael Cobbins)
* Coached 35 players who’ve played college ball
* TABC ‘4A Coach of the Year’ - 2008
* TABC All-Star Team Coach—2005
* THSCA All-Star Team Coach—2006
* Oil Bowl All-Star Coach—2005

Tony Starnes: Head Men’s Coach, Clarendon College
* 24 years coaching experience (7 H.S./17 college)
* Clarendon College has been among the leading scoring teams in NJCAA the past several seasons.
* Led Clarendon College to its 1st Regional Tournament appearance in 20 years.
* WJCAC Coach of the Year: “The toughest NJCAA conference in the nation!”
* 2 District titles as 5-A coach at North Mesquite H.S.
* Coached 12 players who have played professional basketball

Gruver Coaching Staff:
Coach Callaway: Head Coach, Gruver H.S.
* Entering 20th year of coaching experience; (5 yrs college at WTAMU/WBU; 15th as H.S. head coach)
Coach Brown: Asst Coach, Gruver H.S.
* Coached in the State Tournament (22nd-yr coach)
Coach Brockman: Asst Coach, Gruver H.S.
* Coached & played in State Tournament (5th-yr. coach)
Coach Borunda: Asst Coach, Gruver H.S.
* Coached in the State Tournament (5th-yr coach)


FECHA:
JUNIO 24-26

SESION I
(PROXIMO ANO 2-5 GRADO)
BAJAREMOS LA CANASTA A 8’ Y 9’
PARA LOS NINOS CHICOS
9 am— MEDIO DIA
SESION II:
(PROXIMO ANO 6-9 GRADOS)
2 pm-5pm

LUGAR:
GRUVER I.S.D ESTADO-DE-ARTE, GIMNASIO CON AIRE ACONDICIONDO
* COSTO:
$50 (incluye pelota y camiseta)
* descunto con hermano/as
(ex: 2 campistas = $90; 3 campistas=$135)

HACER CHEQUES PAGABLES A “HOUNDBALL CAMP”
(si dinero es problema, ablar con Coach Callaway!)

Jeff Evans: Head Boys Coach, Palo Duro H.S.
* Nueve consecutivios campeonatos Distrit (‘03-’11)
* 88 consecutivos ganes de Distrito(‘02-’10)
* 84 ganes consecutivos en casa
* 13 Bi-Distrito y 8 Aria Campeonatos
* 5 Reg. Cuartos de finales y 4 Reg. Aparencias Finales
* 1 State Class 4A Aparencia en el Estado
* Coached 5 NCAA Division I jugadores(incluyendo
recientestarting forward en OK State, Michael Cobbins)
* Entrenado 35 jugadores que han jugado an nivel colegio
* TABC ‘4A Coach de el ano’ - 2008
* TABC All-Star Equipo Coach—2005
* THSCA All-Star Equipo Coach—2006
* Oil Bowl All-Star Coach—2005
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Tony Starnes: Head Men’s Coach, Clarendon College
* 24 anos de experencia como coach (7 H.S./17 college)
* Clarendon College a estado entre los liders en anotar equipos en NJCAA las pasadas temporadas.
* Dirijio a Clarendon College a su primer aparencia en el Torneo Regional en 20 anos.
* WJCAC Coach de el ano: “La mas dificil NJCAA Conferencia del ano!”
* 2 Titulos de Distrito como 5-A coach en North Mesquite H.S.
* Entreno 12 jugadores que han jugado baloncesto profesional

Personal de Entrenadores de Gruver
Coach Callaway: Head Coach, Gruver H.S.
* Entrando a sus 20 anos de experencia de entrenador
(5 anos en el colegio WTAMU/WBU; 15th como H.S. head coach)
Coach Brown: Asst Coach, Gruver H.S.
* Entrenado en el Torneo de el Estado(22-ano como coach)
Coach Brockman: Asst Coach, Gruver H.S.
* A entrendo y jugando en el Torneo de el Estado (5-ano como coach)
Coach Borunda: Asst Coach, Gruver H.S.
* Entrendo en el Torneo de el Estado (5-ano como coach)
5/07/13 > State Golf Update
Lady Hound State Golf Update

The Lady Hound golf team recently competed at Lions Municipal Golf Course in Austin for the UIL State Golf Tournament. The girls participated on Thursday May 2nd and Friday May 3rd. The weather conditions for Thursday in Austin were much like being back home as temperatures were in the 40’s and 50’s with winds at 30-35 mph. The Lady Hounds day began with a warm-up on the range during sunrise as the first tee time was at 7:30 am. The Lady Hounds finished day one sitting in 2nd place with a score of 386. Grapeland and Weimar were tied for 3rd place with a team score of 387. The second day was much better conditions and the Lady Hounds shot a team score of 406 which put the Lady Hounds in 4th place for the tournament. These girls fought hard and kept their heads high through really tough conditions. These girls had a great run this year and I am extremely proud of their accomplishments. They are a great group of girls and represented Gruver High School very well. This team consisted of three seniors, Alex Logsdon, Halli Mans and Maggie Key, and 2 juniors, Rachel Teal and Madi Teal. We will look to continue this tradition next year.

I would like to take just a minute to say a few things about these seniors. These girls have done a fantastic job of establishing a new tradition in Gruver for girls golf. These girls bought in early in their high school career and have achieved a great amount of success. Through their four year run, The have won 4 district championships, qualified for the state tournament three years and have finished 3rd and 4th the last two years in Austin. I am super proud of these girls and even more thankful for what they have done for the Lady Hound Golf program. It’s been a great run!!! We definitely have the pieces to keep the tradition alive in the upcoming years and that will be at the top of our priority list.

Thanks again to the community of Gruver, the parents and the administration for the amazing support this year. Our success could not happen without such great supporters. Thank you.
5/07/13 > Band Banquet
The Band Banquet is scheduled for Monday, May 13th at 7pm. It will be held at the Gruver Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a meal provided for all the band studnets and their parents. There will also be awards handed on this night.

The Band Boosters is providing the meat for this event. Students have been signing up for side dishes to bring to the banquet. We will be sending a letter home to the parents to help them know what side dish their son/daughter signed up for.
5/03/13 > Retirement Reception
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5/01/13 > JH Art Contest
Mrs. Ward's 5th and 6th Grade Art Class participated in a state-wide poster contest earlier in the year. The contest was sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the theme was "Rabies Awareness and Prevention". The following students were selected as "runner-ups" based on the "quality of the artwork, message, and overall appeal". Great job Mrs. Ward and these three young ladies!!
5/01/13 > Library Donation
Dr. Bob Adams and his "Young Men of Integrity" participated in a bike relay which raised funds for the Jr. High Library. The young men biked 17 miles total and raised nearly $270 for our library.
5/01/13 > Above and Beyond Academic Award - Saul Suchil
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4/30/13 > HS Regional UIL
Gruver High School had 25 students that traveled to Lubbock on Thursday, April 18th, and on to South Plains College to compete in the Regional Academic UIL Meet in Levelland, on Friday, April 19th.

Regional results included the following: the Spelling and Vocabulary team won 1st place and will be headed to Austin, to compete in the State Academic UIL Meet on Wednesday, May 22nd. Nikki Beasley won 2nd place and Hannah Speck won 6th place in the competition. Other team members included; Cassie McKay, Zoe Cantrell and Kennedy King, alternate. Sarah Clark, coached the team that will be making a return trip to the state competition.
Good Luck Ladies!!!

Other results included: Nikki Beasley won 5th place in Calculator Applications; Jace Lane won 4th place in Prose; and Alex Logsdon won 6th place in Computer Applications.

GHS teachers and staff were very pleased with this year’s results. The students worked hard before, during and after school to prepare for these events. These students have all had a very busy school year, yet found the time to pursue academic excellence by stepping out of their comfort zones and into the academic arena. We applaud each and every one of them for them efforts. Great job students!!!
4/30/13 > News from 2nd Grade
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4/30/13 > State Golf Twitter
Follow the girls at the State Golf Meet Thursday and Friday on twitter @gruvergolf.
4/30/13 > State FFA Wrap-Up
2 of 3 FFA Teams Qualify for State Competition

The horse, land and livestock evaluation teams have been working diligently in preparation of the district and area career development events. Each team has been meeting early before school and staying late preparing for various competitions across the state. The students competed in contests at Tarleton State University, Clarendon College, Texas Tech, Vernon SWCD, and Collingsworth County SWCD. Each of the competitions were in preparation for the district and area competitions. On April 13th the students would find out if their hard work paid off.

The horse team consisting of Taos Anderson, Marti Frazier, Colten Jackson, and Makayla Wheelock competed against 61 different teams. These students were able to post their highest score of the season with 1228 points. Marti was 5th individual in Area 1 and was 7th high individual overall. Taos finished 11th high individual in Area 1, along with Colten being 27th high individual in area competition. Makayla rounded out the competition in the 88th spot. I am extremely proud of this team and my records indicate that this is the first horse team that Gruver FFA has qualified for the state competition. This team was 1st in district, 3rd at area and qualified for the state competition held at the Texas Tech Equine Center.

The land team consisting of Damian Pierce, Matthew Pierce, Oziel Rey, and Nicolas Rivera competed well at the district and area land CDE’s. Damian was the 1st high individual at this year’s competition competing against 75 other competitors. This marks the second time in his four year career that he has won this competition as an individual. He also has been in the top ten one other time. Nicolas and Oziel posted big scores as well and were 23rd and 26th overall respectively. Matthew rounded out the bunch with a good score and was 54th overall. This team was 2nd in district, 3rd in area and qualified for the state competition held at Tarleton State University.

The livestock team consisting of Hunter Hopkins, Audrey Lieb, and Travis Stedje competed extremely well. Let me start of by saying that this is the toughest CDE contest and very difficult with a three man team. Travis Stedje had a stellar day and was 2nd high individual overall in the competition out of 315 competitors. Audrey Lieb had a great day as well and ended up in 8th overall in the livestock competition. I want to commend Hunter Hopkins on a great 1st year of judging. Livestock evaluation is one of the most competitive CDE that we have in our FFA program. Hunter had no prior knowledge of this contest prior to the beginning of this season. His effort and willingness to compete is second to none. He came up just a little short of his goal, but it was not from lack of discipline. Hunter rounded out the bunch and was 118th overall. This competition is fierce and they competed well being the 10th overall team in Area 1 out of 58 teams narrowly missing a trip to state by two spots. They were also 3rd in our district competition.

If you see any of these students around please congratulate them on a job well done. I will be updating you with state competition results later this week.

4/30/13 > FFA Leadership Advances to Area
It is never too late to brag about the great students of Gruver ISD and the Gruver FFA. I am running behind on Greyhound News updates so hang in there with me as I catch you up to date on the great events that have been happening in the Gruver FFA and Agricultural Science classes. To catch you up I will be sending a more recent and an older news article about our students successes, on a regular basis, throughout the remainder of this school year.

LDE Teams Advance to Area

Leadership development events are a great part of our agricultural science classes and the FFA. This past November several students competed in district LDE’s and advanced to the area round of competition. The teams that competed were the junior chapter conducting team, junior quiz and senior quiz teams.

The junior chapter conducting team consisting of Serena Harbour, Hunter Hopkins, Justin Moreno, Matthew Pierce, Nicolas Rivera, Hadlee Spivey, and Makayla Wheelock competed at the district level. The Top O Texas district consists of the following schools: Booker, Canadian, Darrouzett, Follett, Fort Elliott, Gruver, Higgins, Lefors, Miami, Pampa, Perryton, Spearman, Sunray, Wheeler, and White Deer. These seven students worked hard to compete in this competition. Junior chapter conducting consists of the FFA opening ceremonies, committee reports, new business ( parliamentary procedure), closing ceremonies and ten questions that conclude the contest about parliamentary motions. It is a great contest and a way for students to learn how to think on their feet and build public speaking skills. It is a lot of information to learn in such a short time. The team placed 3rd in the district competition and looked to be finished with the LDE portion of their freshman year, but we were able to move on as the second team backed out of competition. This put the team back into the competition and these students continued to work 10 more days spending several more hours after school and during lunch and they were able to place 6th out of 12 teams at the Area competition. Area 1 consists of all school classifications from Lubbock north.

The junior quiz teams competed well. I divided each of the teams up between the freshman class. The team consisting of Hunter, Jahir, Hadlee, and Makayla placed 5th overall in the district competition. The team consisting of Serena, Justin, Matthew and Nicolas placed 7th overall.

The senior quiz team that consisted of Marti Frazier, Audrey Lieb, Damian Pierce, and Travis Stedje placed 2nd in district and advanced to the area round. The team finished in 8th place at area. The FFA quiz is based off of Gray’s Parliamentary Guide, the FFA Manual, and Farm Bureau Farm Facts.

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4/30/13 > Art Show
High School Art Show will be in the Commons from 5:00-7:00 this Thursday evening.
4/30/13 > News from PK
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4/30/13 > Bond Question & Answer
The following are bond questions that have been asked.

1. Question: If the bond fails, will the baseball and softball teams still play?
Answer: Yes, Gruver ISD has committed to play and has already been put into districts for next year.

2. Question: The baseball team did not play it’s last game; does that count as a complete season?
Answer: Yes. The team completed a season. The last baseball game was not played because the coaches told the players to go to their FFA and UIL competitions that were conflicting with the baseball game. The team planned to play the game with 10 players. On the day of the game three players had a stomach bug, two had injuries and one went to a funeral. The baseball team ended the season with 16 players and were more than ready to make up the game but there were no teams available to play.

3. Question: Is the school planning to put in an artificial football field?
Answer: No.

4. Question: If the bond fails, will the school use fund balance to build the baseball and softball field?
Answer: No. The school’s fund balance is 1.6 million and the district needs that money each year to operate from August-December until new tax revenue is received in January.

5. Question: Will the baseball and softball field need to be sanitized?
Answer: No. The rubber infill has sulfur in it and the field will be in the direct sunlight, which is a natural sanitizer.

6. Question. Does it cost more to maintain artificial turf than natural turf?
Answer: No. The only maintenance the artificial turf will require is to run a sweeper over the field once or twice a month if you want to get the debris off the field. The sweeper comes with the field. The life span of the field will be 13-18 years.

7. Question: When the time comes to replace the turf, will it cost money to have the old turf hauled off?
Answer: No. The company the district hires to replace the turf will want the old turf. Used, it is worth about $1 a foot.
4/29/13 > State Send-Off
We will be honoring our State-Bound Lady Hound Golf girls, Spelling team, and Track team and our State-Qualifying FFA teams. Please join us around the top of the High School gym to send off and congratulate our teams on Monday, April 29 at 3:20.
4/29/13 > AP Scores
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4/29/13 > Band & Choir Concert
The Gruver Band and Choir is having a Spring Concert this upcoming Tuesday April 30th. The concert is being held in the Gruver Auditorium and starts at 7:00 p.m. Please let everyone know about this concert for it will be a great night of music and fun! Not only will all the band members from 5th-12th grade perform but we will also have our high school choir performing songs. They have been working hard on these songs and music. We would love for the whole community to come out and see their hard work!
4/29/13 > PPA-Scholarship-2013-high-school
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4/29/13 > Election Voting
Don’t forget to get out and vote for school board and bond election.

Early voting is April 29, 2013 – May 7, 2013 in the Gruver ISD Business Office, 601 Garrett
From 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Election day is May 11, 2013 in the JH Library, 501 Garrett
From 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
4/29/13 > GHS Award
Gruver High School was selected as one of the 2013 Best High Schools in USA by US News & World Report.
4/29/13 > Yearbooks On Sale
Remember to get your order in for the 2013-2013 yearbook to Mrs. Kelly Hart. We’ve extended the deadline for orders to May 1st. Until then the books are $40. After May 1st, the price increases to $50.
4/29/13 > It Snowed in 2nd Grade
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4/23/13 > Lady Hound Track Results
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4/23/13 > Gruver Band Concert
The Gruver Band will be having a Spring Concert on Tuesday April 30th at 7:00p.m. in the Gruver Auditorium. The Gruver High School Band will be performing as well as the 7th grade band and the 5/6th grade band. This is a free event and the whole community is welcome to come enjoy this night of music and fun. Please come and support these kids who have worked so hard preparing their music for this concert!
4/22/13 > Spelling Team Advances to State
Nikki Beasley, Hannah Speck, Cassie McKay, and Zoe Cantrell competed in Spelling Regional UIL on Friday, April 19th. Nikki placed second overall, and the team won first place and will competing at State in Austin on May 22nd. I am so proud of these ladies; they have worked very hard!!
4/22/13 > Golden Spread All-Star Game
Nikki Beasley and Korbin Irwin competed in the Golden Spread All Star Basketball games this past weekend in Canyon at the First United Bank Center. The games feature the best boy/girl players from the surrounding areas. The teams are divided into North, South, East, and West. Nikki and Korbin both represented the North squads and did a fantastic job in doing so. Both athletes had a great time playing, meeting new people, and getting to put on a uniform for the last time. We, as a coaching staff, are very proud of both of these fine young people and the contributions they have made to help continue the successes of each program. They did a marvelous job of not only representing Gruver but the game of basketball itself! Way to go Nikki and Korbin!!!

Coach Lankford
Coach Callaway
4/22/13 > PK News
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4/22/13 > News from 2nd Grade
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4/22/13 > Lady Hound Golf
Lady Hound and Hound Golf Update

The Lady Hound golf team is being lead by three seniors, Alex Logsdon, Maggie Key and Halli Mans, and is completed with two juniors, Rachel Teal and Madi Teal. These girls posted an undefeated regular season and carried that momentum into their district rounds. They won the district championship with scores of 365 and 362 and beat the 2nd place team, Vega, by 67 strokes. Alex Logsdon was the individual district champion with scores of 85 and 89. Rachel Teal was the 2nd place medalist with scores of 88 and 90. Also competing for the Lady Hounds as individual medalists were Mattie Mayfield, Ella Speck and Emily Harris. These girls did an amazing job for their first year to play golf for the Lady Hounds and will be promising contributors in the years to come. Mattie Mayfield qualified to regionals as an individual with scores of 97 and 107 at the district tournament. These scores put her in place to lock up the 1st individual qualifying position to regionals out of our district.

The boys golf team also participated in the district tournament on March 28th and April 5th at Borger Country Club. The Hound golf team this season was made up of Damian Pierce, Trenton Finley, Nicholas Key, Adam Casdoph and Matthew Pierce. These boys worked hard at improving throughout the season and represented Gruver High School well at the district tournament. All of the boys will be returning next season except for the lone senior, Damian Pierce. I am very proud of these boys and look forward to the upcoming seasons with them.

The Lady Hound golf team competed in Lubbock at Reese Golf Center this past Monday and Tuesday for the Region 1-1A golf tournament. These girls have qualified the past two years to the state tournament and wanted nothing but to do the same this year. The weather was excellent with temperatures reaching nearly 90 degrees and the winds staying down. They finished round one with a team score of 348, which is the best round ever to be played by these girls. This team score put them in 2nd place just 8 strokes behind the defending state champions, Memphis Lady Cyclones. After what appeared to be rocky start on Tuesday, the Lady Hounds rallied on the back to bring in a team score of 352. They finished the tournament with a two day total of 700, which stands as their best two round tournament. The Lady Hounds finished as the Regional Runners-up behind Memphis by just 18 strokes. The 3rd place team, Vega, was 83 strokes behind the Lady Hounds. Alex Logsdon finished in 4th place with scores of 86 and 21, Rachel Teal in 5th place with scores of 85 and 89, Halli Mans in 7th place with scores of 88 and 90, Madi Teal in 9th place with scores of 89 and 91 and Maggie Key in 19th place with scores of 99 and 95.

Mattie Mayfield also competed for the Lady Hounds at the regional tournament as an individual on Monday and Tuesday. Mattie finished the tournament with scores of 102 and 108. I am extremely proud of Mattie and the improvement she has shown over the golf season. She will be a great addition to the Lady Hound golf team for the next 3 years.

I am so proud of these girls and their efforts they have given this season. They have really worked hard and their work has certainly paid off. The Lady Hound golf team will travel down to Austin to compete in the state tournament on May 3rd and 4th at Lions Municipal golf course. It is shaping up to be a tight battle down in Austin and we cannot wait to get down there. The Lady Hounds returned last year as the bronze medalist at the state tournament and would like to see an even stronger finish this year.

I just want to say thank you to the school administration and to the community of Gruver. I can assure you, that these kids successes would not be possible without the support of the community and the administration.
4/22/13 > Academic All-State
Congratulations to Korbin Irwin for making the TABC Academic All-State Boys Basketball list!! This accomplishment is open only for seniors and is quite an honor!! Great job Korbin!!
4/22/13 > Scholarship Information
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4/16/13 > Band Parent Meeting
The band banquet is coming up. We need all band parents to attend a meeting in the band hall on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:00. We need everyone's help. Thank you.
4/16/13 > Mighty Milers & BIGS
Mighty Miler’s Day has been set for the afternoon of Friday, May 17th. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders are working hard to reach their goal of running a full mile without stopping and earning their spot on the Mighty Miler’s T-shirt. They will soon begin asking for sponsorships from the community. The money raised this year will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Many of these kids are positively impacted from the relationships they have with their Bigs. The Bigs will be on the track with the kids running and cheering on our students, and we hope you can attend also. If you have not been contacted by a student and would like to make a donation to this year’s Mighty Milers Day and Big Brothers Big Sisters, the donation can be sent to Gruver Elementary Office.
Thanks in advance for your support. We hope to make this year’s event the best yet!
4/16/13 > Area Track Results
Please see attached

4/16/13 > Elementary Receives Award
Gruver Elementary was awarded a Title 1, Part A Distinguished Performance Award at Region 16 this week. Congratulations and many thanks to all who play a role in our student success!!!!
4/16/13 > PTO Meeting
PTO will meet on Wednesday, April 17th, at 3:45 in the teacher’s lounge.
4/16/13 > Fun with Science
The 5th grade science students had fun reviewing chemistry thanks to the help of a local plant and Justin Johnson!

Attachment:

 Justin_Johnson.docx
4/16/13 > Scholarships for Art Students
Call for Entries for the 2013
#CreativeCover Contest. | See entries


The 2013 Creative Outlook Cover Contest is now open to students at Gruver H S!

Your students can be featured in a nationally published magazine and be awarded an Art Scholarship.
Winners receive:
• 1st place: $250 + Cover of Magazine + Bio feature in Creative Outlook
• 2nd place: $250 + Bio feature in Creative Outlook
• 3rd place: $250 + Bio feature in Creative Outlook

Share with students: "Win a $250 Art Scholarship by going to www.creative-outlook.com to enter."

Also this year, one of your Art Teachers can win the Creative Outlook Art Teacher of the Year award:
• $250 check for classroom supplies
• Feature in the magazine
• Online feature in the Creative Blog

Nominate Today:
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-Entries deadline is September 1st
4/11/13 > JH Honor Roll
Please see attached

4/11/13 > School Board & Bond Election
Early voting will be April 29, 2013 – May 7, 2013 from 8:00am – 4:00pm
In the Business Office 601 Garrett.

Election Day is Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 7:00am – 7:00pm
In the Junior High Library.
4/11/13 > Bond Information Meeting
There will be another community meeting concerning the bond election. It will be held Wednesday, April 17th, at 7 PM, in the High School Commons.
4/08/13 > Special Meeting
See attached the April 1, 2013 and April 3, 2013 special meeting minutes

4/08/13 > News from the 4th Grade
Please see attachment.

4/08/13 > District Track Results
The Results for all divisions of the District Track Meet are attached. Congrats to the 8th Grade Girls & the Varsity Girls for winning the district team titles.

4/08/13 > Area Track Meet Schedule
The schedule for the Area Track Meet that will be held on Friday, April 12th, is attached

4/08/13 > News from the Elementary
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 Easter_Egg_Hunt.pdf
4/08/13 > Bond Information
GISD May 2013 Bond Election
 Bond Overview
• The purpose of the bond election will be to build a baseball field, softball field, and transitional teacher housing.
• The Gruver ISD School Board will not sell the bonds unless we have completed the spring 2013 baseball and softball seasons.
• The bond will be TWO separate votes $2.2 million dollars for baseball and softball fields and $500,000 for transitional teacher housing.
• The amount of the bond payments will be approximately $441,570.13 a year for seven years.
• It is expected that the homeowners and landowners of Gruver ISD would pay 14.2264% ($62,820) of the cost of the yearly bond payment.
• It is expected that the Wind, Oil, Gas, etc. would pay 85.7735% ($378,750) of the yearly bond payment.
• The baseball field and softball field will be built to serve as municipal park fields as well. (Little league baseball and softball, adult softball leagues, church leagues) The outfields can also be marked for soccer or football.
• The teacher housing will be for transitional housing. A teacher will be limited to a specified time that they can rent the house. After the specified amount of time the teacher will need to move if another new teacher needs the transitional housing.
• In May of 2010 the voters of Gruver ISD overwhelmingly approved a five million dollar bond. The district was able to pay off the bond in full without increasing the District’s overall tax rate.

• Probable Scenario –
The school district’s current M&O (maintenance and operations) tax rate is $1.038. The most probably scenario would be for the district to swap 4 cents of existing M&O tax for 4 cents of I&S (interest and sinking) tax. This would generate $235,793 of the $441,570 yearly payment, leaving a balance of $205,777. This would require an increase in new taxes of approximately 3.5 cents, bringing our tax rate to $1.073. Below is an example of the amount of the Bond payment each type of taxing entity would be responsible for:

2011 Property Values Percent
of Total Values Bond
Payment Percent of
Bond Payment
Homes $29,241,401.00 5% $10,207.62 4.9605%
Ag $54,620,968.00 9% $19,067.15 9.2659%
Other* $505,619,447.00 86% $176,502.23 85.7735%
TOTAL $589,481,816.00 100% $205,777.00 100%
*Wind Farms, Oil, Gas, etc.

Yearly Homeowner Tax Increase at 3.5 Cents for Seven Years
65 Years and older $ 0
$ 50,000 House Value $ 17.50
$100,000 House Value $ 35.00
$150,000 House Value $ 52.50

• Worst Case Scenario –
The school district does not swap 4 cents of M&O tax to 4 cents of I&S. Therefore, the bond payment would require a tax increase of approximately 7.5 cents bringing our tax rate to $1.113. Below is an example of the amount of the Bond payment each type of taxing entity would be responsible for:

2011 Property Values Percent of Total Values Bond
Payment Percent of Bond Payment
Homes $29,241,401.00 5% $21,904.20 4.9605%
Ag $54,620,968.00 9% $40,915.58 9.2659%
Other $505,619,447.00 86% $378,750.35 85.7735%
TOTAL $589,481,816.00 100% $441,570.13 100%

Yearly Homeowner Tax Increase at 7.5 Cents for Seven Years
65 Years and older $ 0
$ 50,000 House Value $ 37.50
$100,000 House Value $ 75.00
$150,000 House Value $ 112.50

• Question
• What will the temporary teacher housing be like?
• Answer
Gruver ISD plans to purchase three 1500-1600 square feet Lubbock redi-built type houses.
• Question
• If the bond fails will the school stop playing baseball and softball?
• Answer
Gruver ISD has committed to play baseball and softball regardless of the outcome of the bond election.
• Question
• What will the school do for fields if the bond fails?
• Answer
• Gruver ISD will use funds from the general budget to build fields. The teams will continue to play out of town games if no general budget funds are available.

2012-2013 Tax Rates 2012-2013 Tax Rates
2012 M&O 2012 I&S 2012 TOTAL 2012 M&O 2012 I&S 2012 TOTAL
0.0650 0.0000 0.0650 Walcott 1.0400 0.0607 1.1007 Farwell
0.7066 0.1500 0.8566 Kelton 1.0400 0.0790 1.1190 Higgins
0.8067 0.0664 0.8731 Fort Elliot 1.0400 0.0835 1.1235 Wheeler
0.9200 0.0900 1.0100 Friona 1.0400 0.0865 1.1265 Childress
1.0200 0.0000 1.0200 Wellington 1.0400 0.1069 1.1469 Dumas
1.0277 0.0000 1.0227 Channing 1.0400 0.1143 1.1543 White Deer
1.0380 0.0000 1.0380 Gruver 1.1600 0.0000 1.1600 Tulia
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Adrian 1.0400 0.1274 1.1674 Highland Park
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Bovina 1.0800 0.0900 1.1700 Amarillo
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Clarendon 1.1700 0.0000 1.1700 Kress
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Follett 1.1700 0.0000 1.1700 Lazbuddie
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Happy 0.9987 0.1747 1.1734 Dalhart
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Hart 1.0400 0.1370 1.1770 Vega
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Hereford 1.0400 0.1420 1.1820 Sanford-Fritch
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Memphis 1.0400 0.1540 1.1940 Texhoma
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Pringle-Morse 1.0400 0.1600 1.2000 Claude
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Samnorwood 0.9398 0.2702 1.2100 Canadian
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Shamrock 1.0400 0.1800 1.2200 McLean
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Silverton 1.0400 0.0966 1.2366 Sunray
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Spring Creek 1.0400 0.1996 1.2396 Spearman
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Turkey-Quitaque 1.0400 0.2250 1.2650 Canyon
1.0400 0.0000 1.0400 Wildorado 1.0400 0.2296 1.2696 Bushland
0.9700 0.0940 1.0640 Grandview-Hopkins 1.0400 0.2691 1.3091 Pampa
1.0400 0.0240 1.0640 Miami 1.1700 0.1450 1.3150 Nazareth
1.0000 0.0670 1.0670 Hedley 1.0400 0.2939 1.3339 Borger
1.0700 0.0000 1.0700 Texline 1.0358 0.3063 1.3420 Lefors
1.0400 0.0360 1.0760 Hartley 1.0400 0.3100 1.3500 River Road
1.0400 0.4436 1.0844 Stratford 1.0400 0.3300 1.3700 Dimmitt
1.0281 0.0600 1.0881 Booker 1.0400 0.3510 1.3910 Darrouzett
1.0400 0.0600 1.1000 Perryton 1.1700 0.2320 1.4020 Groom
1.0400 0.0600 1.1000 Stinnet 1.0400 0.4400 1.4800 Panhandle
4/05/13 > JH Lunch Monday
Parents,

Due to a Jr. High faculty/staff meeting on Monday, April 8, the Junior High will dismiss at 12:08 p.m. Students will be expected to be back to school on time (12:50 p.m. is the first bell; 12:53 p.m. is the tardy bell).

Thank you!

Coach Callaway
4/05/13 > Texas State Poet Laureate to visit Gruver High School
Please see attached

Attachment:

 Karla_Morton_bio.pdf
4/05/13 > Bond Information
Community Meeting
Bond Information
April 10, 2013
7:00p.m.
High School Commons
4/04/13 > BBB Scholarship for Juniors
Scholarship is due May 10, 2013 to the counselor’s office.

4/03/13 > Regional UIL T-Shirt Order
Please find attached a Regional UIL Academic T-Shirt order form. T-shirts are $12.00 and orders are due to Kimberly Irwin in the High School this Friday, April 5th at 3:30p.m.

4/03/13 > News from the PK
Please see attachment.

Attachment:

 PK_Rainbows.pdf
4/02/13 > Hospitality Scholarship
Please see attached

Attachment:

 Texas_Hospitality.pdf
4/02/13 > Juniors BBB Scholarship
Juniors! Better Business Bureau Scholarship due May 31,2013

Attachment:

 BBB.pdf
4/02/13 > Lowe's Receipts
Please gather all your receipts from Lowes and turn them in at Gruver Elementary, City Hall, or the City Library. The deadline is April 5th. We appreciate your support!!!!!
4/02/13 > Writing in 1st Grade
Please see attachment.

4/02/13 > Softball Game Cancelled
The softball game scheduled for today at West Texas has been cancelled.
4/01/13 > STAAR Ready
Mrs. Seagler’s 8th Grade Class enjoyed the beautiful afternoon weather and took STAAR Preparation to a new level!

Sidewalk Chalk Review
4/01/13 > Immunization Clinic
The school will be having an immunization clinic on Thursday, April 4 at 1:00 in the School Cafeteria. There will be no charge for the shots given at this clinic. A parent must be present unless the child is under 18. If your child will be attending, please check them out at the office and bring them to the cafeteria. You will need to have your child’s shot record with you.

High School Seniors who plan on attending college in the fall need will be able to get the Meningitis vaccine that is required before admission to college. This vaccine is required if your child has not had a meningitis vaccine after their 16th birthday.

If you have any questions about the clinic or if your child’s immunization status contact Sahala at 733-5415.
4/01/13 > revised 2013 Football Schedule
A revised 2013 Greyhound Football schedule is attached. The date of homecoming has changed to September 20th.

4/01/13 > District Track Meet
Gruver will be hosting the District Track Meets. The junior high meet will be Friday, April 5th, beginning at 3:30. The high school meet will be Saturday, April 6th, beginning at 8:30am with the 3200 meter run. A schedule of events for each meet is attached.

3/28/13 > Best of Texas
Several Gruver High School students participated in the “Best of Texas” competition this winter to prepare for their UIL Academic contests. Student’s coached by Stacie Armes in Calculator and Kimberly Irwin in Computer Applications took awards in their respective contests. The contest results are attached to this email. Please congratulate these students when you see them.

3/28/13 > Lady Hound Post-Season Honors
I am late with announcing the following post season honors, but nonetheless, I am very proud to let you know the following honors have been awarded to these outstanding young ladies:

District 1-1A MVP-Reagan Haynes
District 1-1A Co-Defensive MVP-Hadlee Spivey

1st Team All District-Nikki Beasley
1st Team All District-Brennyn Seagler

Honorable Mention All District-Bailey Stedje

Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All Region selections:
Nikki Beasley
Reagan Haynes

Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) Academic All State selection:
Nikki Beasley

Please congratulate them when you see them!
3/28/13 > Band Parent Meeting
Band parents will meet Tuesday, 3-26 at 6:00 in HS commons.
3/28/13 > District Academic UIL Results
The District Academic UIL Meet was held on Friday, March 22, at Amarillo College. Gruver High School had 50 students that competed in 20 events. Twenty-two students will be advancing to the Regional Meet that will be held on Friday, April 19, at South Plains College in Levelland. Points were awarded for 1st-6th place. The District Results are as follows:

Seniors
Nikki Beasley – 1st Place in Mathematics; 1st Place in Spelling; 2nd Place in Calculator Applications and 4th Place in Number Sense
Korbin Irwin – 1st Place in Accounting; 1st Place in Calculator Applications and 3rd Place in Computer Applications
Maggie Key – 2nd Place in Accounting
Alex Logsdon – 1st Place in Computer Applications and 5th Place in Accounting
Travis Stedje – 3rd Place in Mathematics and 4th Place in Ready Writing
Madison Williams – 3rd Place in Prose

Juniors
Jace Lane – 1st Place in Prose
Cassie McKay – 6th Place in Spelling
Hannah Speck – 3rd Place in Spelling
Rachel Teal – 1st Place in Literary Criticism

Sophomores
Vanessa Garcia – 3rd Place in Informative Speaking
Reagan Haynes – 5th Place in Calculator

Freshmen
Karsten Irwin – 4th Place in Calculator
Kennedy King – 3rd Place in News Writing
Antolina Mendoza - 4th Place in Informative Speaking
Lizbeth Trejo – 2nd Place in Informative Speaking

1st Place Team Honors were awarded to the GHS Accounting, Calculator Applications, Literary Criticism, Mathematics and Spelling teams. These students will also be advancing to the regional meet to compete as well and include: Halli Mans, Zoe Cantrell, Madi Teal, Maggie Gaspar, Michaela Davis and Brennyn Seagler.
3/28/13 > JH Art
Mrs. Tammi Ward's and Ms. Marybeth Ellis' 5th and 6th Grade Art Class participated in the "Texas Rabies Awareness and Prevention" Poster Contest. The contest was statewide and three Gruver Jr. High students received "Runner-Up" recognition for their efforts. These students were: Faith Olsen, Grace Adams, and Cristal Alvarez. Congratulations!!

Attached is a paper with more information and samples of the students' work.

Attachment:

 Jr_High_Art_2.docx
3/28/13 > Golden Spread Team
Congratulations to Reagan Haynes and Korbin Irwin for being selected to the "Golden Spread Class A, Division I Basketball Team"! Here is a link to the story in the Amarillo Globe News http://amarillo.com/sports/high-school-sports/2013-03-27/golden-spread-class-1a-division-i-team

Also, congratulations are in order for seniors Nikki Beasley and Korbin Irwin for being selected to the "Golden Spread All-Star Team". The all star games will be played in Canyon at the WTAMU First United Bank Center April 18-20.
3/28/13 > Board Minutes
See attached March 18, 2013 regular meeting minutes

3/25/13 > 2013 Football Schedule
The 2013 Football Schedule is attached.

3/25/13 > 4th Six Weeks Elementary Honor Roll
Please see attachment.

3/25/13 > Lynx Relays
The Schedule of Events for the Spearman JH meet on Tuesday and the Spearman HS Meet on Thursday are attached.

3/25/13 > 4th Grade News
Please see attachment.

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www.trewa.org Scholarships for Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc members or employees (Due March 29th)
3/21/13 > New Scholarship worth $5000
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3/21/13 > Canadian Track Meet Schedule
The schedule of events for the Canadian Track Meet is attached. JH is Friday & HS is Saturday.

3/18/13 > One Act Play Performance
One act play will perform free for the public tonight at 7:30 in the auditorium.
3/18/13 > 3rd Graders Learn about Presidents