Monday, January 23, 2017

Greyhound NEWS


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

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

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

The attachments to this email include the following:

• NAFEPA Student Application
• NAFEPA Student Scoring Rubric

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

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

If you have questions, see my contact information below.

Thank you!

Vickie Ansley
Coordinator, Federal Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sponsors for this year’s tournament are:

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

Hope to see you all at the tournament!

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

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

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


Please let me know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,
Tyler Owens
O.B.O. Summit Disability Law Group
12/16/16 > Gym and Weight Room Closure December 22-26
According to UIL Rules all school athletic facilities must be closed from December 22nd through December 26th. This means the all of the gyms and the weight room will be closed to everyone during these five days. These facilities will reopen to authorized use on December 27, 2016.
12/15/16 > Time Change for Boys Friday game at Panhandle
The game times for the high school boys basketball games at Panhandle on Friday have changed.

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

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

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12/14/16 > 2017 Helium Litigation Scholarship Application
2017 Helium Litigation Scholarship Application

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

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

Thanks,
Terry

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

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

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

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

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

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

All my best, Anne



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

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

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

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12/02/16 > Texas Telephone Association Scholarship
Texas Telephone Association

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

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

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

11/18/16 > Gruver Holiday Classic Sponsors
With the help of our great community, the Gruver Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament has been an outstanding success. The 2016 Gruver Holiday Classic, which will be held on December 28, 29, & 30, is set to be another great event, and the largest to date. This year’s tournament is scheduled to feature a 14 team bracket for the girls and a 15 team bracket for the boys. As we have stated in past years, many people may not realize the expense of hosting a top notch varsity tournament over the Christmas Holidays. There is “competition” to get teams to come to holiday tournaments. The better the tournament, the more likely the tournament will succeed in following years. A holiday tournament is not like the average tournament, there has to be a draw for teams to attend. These include quality of teams, facilities, taking care of and feeding all the teams, etc. Also, Gruver ISD’s desire in hosting this tournament is to bring many people in from out of town which will help local restaurants and businesses. This tournament will also alleviate the travel and expenses incurred by the many families and supporters of our own athletes by allowing them to stay in town instead of traveling to another tournament for three or four days.

Last year’s tournament expenses were around $22,600.00. These expenses include, but are not limited to, officials, a meal for each team daily, trophies/awards, hospitality room for visiting coaches, administrators, and officials, janitorial services, etc. We estimate that the gate receipts will continue to cover about 30% of these expenses. Perhaps our largest increase in expense this year will be officiating fees. The UIL has increased the fees for each official in each game this year. This increase is a result of supply and demand and the shortage of officials.

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2016 Gruver Holiday Classic please complete the attached form and/or contact Leticia Salazar at 806-733-2821. Also, if you have any questions concerning the 2015 Gruver Holiday Classic, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Thanks,
Terry




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


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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

11/15/16 > Gruver JH 2nd Six Weeks Honor Roll
11/15/16 > Gruver HS Second Six Weeks Honor Roll
11/15/16 > FFA District Contest
The Gruver FFA competed Wednesday at FPC in Borger in Leadership Development Events (LDE’s). The Gruver FFA district consists of fifteen different schools including Spearman, Perryton, Booker, Darrouzett, Follett, Higgins, Canadian, Ft. Elliot, Wheeler, Pampa, Lefors, Miami, Kelton and Sunray. The LDE competitions consist of Ag Advocacy, Ag Issues, Junior Chapter Conducting, Junior Creed, Junior Quiz, Junior Skills, Job Interview, Public Relations, Radio Broadcasting, Senior Chapter Conducting, Senior Creed, Senior Quiz, and Senior Skills. Gruver FFA competed in 8 different events. Gruver FFA had 18 students participate in the LDE contest and 3 teams will be advancing to Area competition, November 19th at WTAMU. Gruver FFA teams competed in Agricultural Advocacy, Junior Chapter Conducting, Junior Creed, Junior Quiz, Senior Creed, Senior Quiz, Job Interview and Radio Broadcasting.

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

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



Weston Born

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

(806) 733-2091 (office)
(806) 338-0437 (cell)
(806) 733-2596 (fax)
weston.born@gruverisd.net
11/15/16 > TEA Online Survey
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently launched an online survey offering parents, taxpayers and the general public an avenue to provide input on the state’s implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA, which is the new federal law governing K-12 education and replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, returns a significant amount of decision-making on education policy to the states.

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

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

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


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

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

Great job!!!!



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

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

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

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

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

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

GO Hounds!

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


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

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

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

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

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

Traci Shields
Scholarship Program Officer
Amarillo Area Foundation
806.376.4521

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

10/21/16 > Burger King Scholarship
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10/19/16 > Football Send-Off this Friday
We will be having a send-off for the hounds in the high school hallway on Friday (10/21/16) at 2:42 pm! Come cheer on our hounds as they travel to take on the Claude Mustangs!

GO Hounds!

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

GO Hounds!

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Great job!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

PK-12th Grade Re-Takes

JH Groups:
Class Officers
NJHS
Band
UIL
Cheer
XC
Football

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


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

9/29/16 > Gruver FFA Fundraiser
Gruver FFA Fundraiser

It is that time of year again and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support each year during our fundraisers. We will be doing both the annual meat and fruit fundraiser as one this year starting today September 29, 2016 and it will end on October 14th. Gruver FFA knows that during this time of the year each organization asks a lot from the community and we all appreciate you. The profit from this fundraiser each year goes into our local FFA activity account and is used to help support activities the chapter participates in each year.

We also have committed to doing a scholarship fund for the FFA and Agricultural Science students at Gruver ISD. The Dennis Stedje Memorial FFA Scholarship fund was started 15 years ago and awards a top 4 year student of the Gruver FFA and Agricultural Science program. I will give you a little bit of background on how this began. I personally was a scholarship recipient of the Kathy Stedje Memorial Livestock Judging Scholarship at OPSU. With this scholarship I was able to help pay for part of my tuition. When I started teaching here I wanted to implement something that not only helped educate students but helped them financially. I was fortunate enough to meet Dennis during college and know how committed he was to livestock judging but most importantly giving back to youth. At this time we have given over $11,000.00 in scholarships and I truly hope that this will continue to grow. This fundraising money helps support this ongoing commitment to our most important crop, youth.

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

Meat Products:
Spiral Sliced Ham- $31
The Original Hunter Pack- $28
Peppered Turkey Breast- $23
Smoked Turkey- $31
Smoked Pit Ham- $28
Smoked Sausage Links- $17
“Lil” Porkies- $16
Whole Hog Pork Patties- $18
Smoked Peppered Bacon- $19
Original Smoked Bacon- $19
Chicken Tenders- $23
Chicken Fajitas- $17
Beef Fajitas- $21
Fiesta Pak Pork Tamales- $21
Holiday Sampler-$21
Pumpkin Roll- $15
Pecan Cobbler- $15
Cheesecake Sampler $18

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

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

Thanks again,



Weston Born

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

(806) 733-2091 (office)
(806) 338-0437 (cell)
(806) 733-2596 (fax)
weston.born@gruverisd.net
9/28/16 > Wendy's High School Heisman Award
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9/28/16 > NCAA Grant for Seniors
NCAA "GET THE WORD OUT" GRANT PROGRAM


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

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

Janice James
806-349-5684

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Caps $5
Koozies $1

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GHS Cheerleaders

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

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

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

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

Go Hounds!

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


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


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



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

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

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

Sincerely,

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

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

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

peter.muller@gruverisd.net


Thank you for your support!!!!!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

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

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

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

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

5/17/16 > Regional and State UIL News
Karsten Irwin – 4th place (8 Points) Accounting
Karsten Irwin – 1st place (15 Points) Calculator Applications
Klaire Irwin – 5th place (5 Points) Calculator Applications
Karsten Irwin – 4th place (8 Points) Computer Applications
Cole Logsdon – 6th place (6 Points) Computer Applications
Randi Jines – 2nd place (12 Points) Editorial Writing
Hannah Franklin – 5th place (6 Points) Feature Writing
Calculator Applications – 2nd place team (5 Points) Members: Karsten Irwin, Klaire Irwin & Kennedy King



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

Karsten Irwin will compete in Calculator Applications on Tuesday, May 24th. He is coached by Jill Watson.
Karsten Irwin is the alternate for Accounting and Computer Applications. He is coached in these two events by Kimberly Irwin.
Randy Jines will compete in Editorial Writing on Tuesday, May 24th. She is coached by Kelly Hart.
Abigail Trejo is the alternate for Physics. She is coached by Krista Davis and Nikki Hart.
5/05/16 > FFA News
Gruver FFA Places in Texas FFA State Career Development Event
Members of the Gruver FFA chapter traveled to College Station, April 30th, to compete in the state Livestock Career Development Event.

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

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

The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 115,000 active FFA members. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources programs teach skills in leadership, career development and personal growth. FFA gives students the opportunity to practically apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences through local, state and national competitions.
4/25/16 > Softball Playoff Shirts
The 2016 Softball Playoff Shirt order form is attached! Orders are DUE---TODAY, April 25th by 2:30p.m. to KIMBERLY IRWIN--- in order to be here for Thursday’s game. Shirts are BLACK DRY-FIT!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Kerpon
Legislative Assistant

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

4/12/16 > More Scholarship
Scholarships

Attachment:

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

Attachment:

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

Thanks!

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1st Team All District:
Kennedy Venneman
Klaire Irwin

Honorable mention All District:
Holly Wright
Christina Ayala

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday @ 6:00 in the High School Gym

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

Go Lady Hounds!

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

Thank you for all you do!!


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

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

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

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

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

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



Hansford Manor Visit Cupcakes for GHS Students and staff



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


President Lizbeth Trejo More of the Hansford Manor Visit


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

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

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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





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

Attachment:

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

Attachment:

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

Go Gruver!

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Guest Viewpoint
by Bret Begert

Recognizing the Outstanding Work of Local School Trustees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Brackets for the tournament are attached.

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

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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





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







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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gruver ISD Accountability and Educational Performance Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Thanks,
Terry
11/23/15 > college match report
College and Scholarship Match Reports are available. Download them now.
CLICK HERE


Thank you for participating in the My College Options Post-Secondary Planning Survey®.
11/23/15 > NEW-memo to counselors on 3 scholarship opportunities
NEW-memo to counselors on 3 scholarship opportunities

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

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

Thanks,
Terry

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

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

Group pictures that will be taken are:
Elementary UIL

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

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

Thank you,
Kimberly Irwin
Gruver High School
CTE Educator/Yearbook Advisor
806-733-2477 ext. 1101
kimberly.irwin@region16.net
11/17/15 > Support the Gruver Farm Foundation When Shopping
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1664273
11/17/15 > HS Honor Roll
Please see attached

11/17/15 > AXA Achievement Scholarships
$1.4 million available! Let your students know!
Attention high school seniors:
• Are you active in your community?
• Have you led a project that benefits others?
• Have you overcome personal challenges?






Learn how AXA Achievementsm can benefit you —
and your school!





AXA Achievementsm Scholarship
• A winner in every state, Washington, DC & Puerto Rico
• Scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000
• Apply by: December 15, 2015
• Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY EARLY!







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





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

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

Please do not reply to this e-mail.






"AXA Achievementsm" is a service mark of the AXA Foundation. The "AXA Achievementsm Scholarship" program is not associated with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's "Achievement Scholarshipsm" program.
11/16/15 > Girls Basketball Game Change
The high school girls' basketball games vs. Panhandle scheduled for Tuesday (tomorrow) has been changed. There will now only be a varsity game, and it will begin at 6:00.
11/16/15 > JH Honor Roll
please see attached

11/12/15 > Girls Basketball Game Change
The high school girls' basketball games vs. Dalhart originally scheduled for Friday (tomorrow) have been moved to Saturday the 14th. Also, there will only be a varsity game, and it will start at 1:00.
11/12/15 > Happening Now- College Virtual Tour
The Texas Virtual College Fair is an opportunity to chat live with college admissions counselors from across Texas!
Log in and chat with schools like Texas Tech University, Texas A&M, Baylor University, and more!
sign up at Texas.CollegeWeekLive.com and log in TODAY, November 12th, 2015 from 9am to 6pm CT.

Questions? Email us at counselors@collegeweeklive.com
11/12/15 > Texas Tech News
:
Housing Reservations Opened November 2nd:
Students admitted for fall 2016 are now able to select their residence hall, learning community and roommate! All incoming students are required to live on campus until they earn 30 hours of college credit (excluding dual credit and test credit hours). www.housing.ttu.edu

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

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

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

GO TECH!
Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Counselor



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

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

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

10/30/15 > LHB Scrimmage
Lady Hound Basketball will kicking things off this year on Saturday, October 31st with a scrimmage at Amarillo High. The scrimmage is set to start at 11:00 AM. Thanks and we hope to see you there!
10/30/15 > Burger King Scholarship
The BURGER KINGSM Scholars program can help!
High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2016-2017 school year!
High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible.
Don't miss your chance to become a BURGER KINGSM Scholar. Apply today!
www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
The application period for the 2016-2017 school year opens Oct. 15, 2015 and closes Dec. 15, 2015.
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¡El programa BURGER KINGSM Scholars te puede ayudar!
Estudiantes de escuela secundaria en su último año, empleados de BURGER KING®, sus hijos y sus esposos/as ó compañeros domésticos en EE.UU., Canada y Puerto Rico pueden aplicar para recibir hasta $50,000 en becas para el año escolar 2016-2017.
Los estudiantes de escuela secundaria deben tener un promedio de calificaciones mínimo acumulado de 2.5 en base a una escala de 4.0.
No pierdas la oportunidad de ser un/a BURGER KINGSM Scholar. ¡Aplica hoy!
www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
La fecha de solicitud para el año escolar 2016-2017 es del 15 de octubre 2015 hasta el 15 de diciembre 2015.
10/29/15 > PTO Carnival
PTO will be decorating for the Halloween Carnival in the Elementary Gym, on Friday at 3:45. It is a big job and they would appreciate anyone who would be willing to help out. The students look forward to this event every year, so please come lend a hand if possible!!!!

Big thanks from PTO,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

10/20/15 > Edible Cells
Edible Cells

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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






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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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

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



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



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks again,



Weston Born

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

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

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

Musically Yours,


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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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9/30/15 > News
please see attachment

Attachment:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

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

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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

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

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


TRE/BOND ELECTION MEETING:

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



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

Attachment:

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

Due date to apply: 10/2/2015

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

Attachment:

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

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

Attachment:

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

Attachment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Childcare will be provided*

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




Gruver Elementaria Noche de Padres 2015

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

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

*Se proveera cuidado de niños*

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

9/10/15 > Board Minutes
Please see attached

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

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

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

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

Attachment:

 Red_Ribbon_day_5.pdf
9/08/15 > Red Ribbon- Day 5 Winners
The final day of "Red Ribbon Week" allowed our students to show off their Greyhound "Red, Bl