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  • Yearbook Signing Parties

    Yearbook Signing Parties

    Leslie Germany, Editor

    August 23, 2016

    Who - Grades 9-12 What- High school signing party When- Thursday, Aug. 25, 5:30 p.m. Where- City Park Hope to see you there! Make sure to bring your favorite pen and drink. Who- Grades 6-8 What- Jr. High signin... READ MORE »»

    Here's a peek at the 2015-16 yearbook. The high school yearbook signing party will be Thursday night, Aug. 25 at 5:30. Junior high signing party will be Friday, Aug. 26 during lunch.

    K'Leigh Keesee

  • ‘¿Es Amor?’ or ‘Is it Love?’ <br>No Matter The Language …

    ‘¿Es Amor?’ or ‘Is it Love?’
    No Matter The Language …

    Leslie Germany, 2016-2017 Editor in Chief

    May 26, 2016

    The word wall and the old desks are just a couple of things that made Ms. Leslie Floyd’s classroom different from every other. Hearing her tell the class just how much she hates technology, her used White Deer Independent School... READ MORE »»

    From the word-wall elements behind her, to the used desks around her, to the diligence of her grading practices, students say they will miss many aspects about retiring teacher Leslie Floyd and her classroom. According to this accompanying feature story by 2016-2017 editor-in-chief Leslie Germany, Mrs. Floyd expects to miss her students, as well. Floyd has taught 26 years at Groom School.

    Photo by Katie Marshall

  • Homegrown Groom, Texas

    Homegrown Groom, Texas

    Lauren Kuehler, Staff Writer

    May 24, 2016

    The little town of Groom, Texas is a part of who I am. It’s nice living and growing up in a small town; the closeness of everybody, knowing that whenever you need help, somebody will always be glad to come to your aid. This is... READ MORE »»

    The Britten leaning water tower that sits due east of town. This is the first thing that is seen when entering the town from Interstate 40 heading east from Oklahoma City. Many people have stopped and been afraid of the tower falling down.

    Photo Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org

  • Victories, Losses, Teammates, Endings

    Victories, Losses, Teammates, Endings

    Larry Roskens, Tennis Coach

    May 15, 2016

    Editor's Note: Coach Larry Roskens submitted this personal sports column prior to leaving with his state tennis doubles team last week. The doubles team of Carson Ritter and Nate Roskens will compete in the state tennis meet,... READ MORE »»

    This picture was taken after Nate Roskens and Carson Ritter's match that finalized their trip to the state tennis meet. These doubles partners will play in College Station on May 16-17. The column presented with this photo was written by their coach, Mr. Larry Roskens.

  • Our Place, Our Face

    Our Place, Our Face

    Madison Friemel

    May 14, 2016

    The sixth-graders have put up new art in the hallway that shows their personality. This is the first year in a while that art was offered to GISD students. Mrs. Melanie Britten taught all of the art courses this year.

    Madison Friemel

  • Tornadoes, Chess Club … It’s Spring

    Tornadoes, Chess Club … It’s Spring

    Matthew Bowen, K'Leigh Keesee, and Garet Rocha

    May 13, 2016

    Freshmen Matthew Bowen and K'Leigh Keesee explain the importance of being prepared for a tornado. Then, GTTV takes a look at the school's chess club members as well as chess puzzle competitors.

    Freshmen K'Leigh Keesee and Matthew Bowen anchor the May 13 broadcast as Sydney Ritter competes at state. Chess club and tornado safety take the main spotlight in this broadcast.

    Matthew Bowen

  • On Track for Success

    On Track for Success

    Nate Roskens

    May 12, 2016

    The race starter blows the whistle, signaling the timers are ready. Sydney Ritter stands behind her blocks about to begin the 400-meter dash. She may only be a freshman, but that has no impact on her performance. Ritter steps i... READ MORE »»

    Sydney Ritter heads for the finish line and her first-place medal in the UIL Region 1- District 2 IA Track Meet in the 400-meter dash. Ritter will be competing in the UIL 1A State Track Meet on May 13-14 in Austin in three events. Those events are the triple jump, as well as the 100- and 400-meter dashes.

    Photo by Madison Friemel

  • Citizens Elect School Board Members

    Citizens Elect School Board Members

    Carson Ritter, Editor

    May 11, 2016

    On Saturday, May 7, citizens trickled into the GHS history room to vote for the decision-makers of Groom School. Votes pointed to three people of the four candidates to serve upcoming three-year terms as school board members.... READ MORE »»

    Here's an early look at how the yearbook is covering the school board in the 2016 edition of The Tiger. Elections held May 7 ensured that the following people will have a spot on the 2016-2017 school board: Cara Ashford, Adriana Fields, Ron Kuehler and Greg Lambert. They will join Brady Miller, Cecil Gwyn and Tony Rocha. Greg Hendricks no longer will serve on the board, as he was edged out for a position in Saturday's vote totals.

    Spread by Sydney Ritter

  • FFA Update – Time Change for Banquet

    FFA Update – Time Change for Banquet

    Madison Friemel

    May 10, 2016

    The Groom FFA members moved the time of their upcoming banquet to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. The time of the school board meeting forced the group to adjust the banquet's time.  In addition, the school board meeting will... READ MORE »»

    The Groom FFA members moved the time of their upcoming banquet to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. The banquet will be held in the Groom Community Center

    Photo by Madison Friemel

  • ‘Triple T’ For May 9 – 13

    ‘Triple T’ For May 9 – 13

    Matthew Bowen, Garet Rocha, Carson Ritter, and William Kelly

    May 9, 2016

    Freshman Matthew Bowen and Junior Carson Ritter explain this week's activities live! STAAR tests are steadily happening throughout the week. Editor's Note: Remember "Triple T" stands for "Tales of Tiger Time." In other words,... READ MORE »»

    This week's activities include and abundance of STAAR tests and STAAR pep rallies. This edition of the 'Triple T' went live the afternoon of May 9. After experiencing a few glitches, audience members said they were able to view the entire broadcast.

    Videography and Production by Garet Rocha

News

Citizens Elect School Board Members

Carson Ritter, Editor

On Saturday, May 7, citizens trickled into the GHS history room to vote for the decision-makers of Groom School. Votes pointed to three people of the four candidates to...  Read More »

May 11, 2016 • 0 comments

FFA Update – Time Change for Banquet

May 10, 2016

The Groom FFA members moved the time of their upcoming banquet to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. The time of the school board meeting forced the group...  Read More »

Results Release

May 6, 2016

The student body elected seven new Student Council officers to serve during the 2016-2017. Those officers include the following students: Chelsey...  Read More »

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Features

‘¿Es Amor?’ or ‘Is it Love?’
No Matter The Language …

Leslie Germany, 2016-2017 Editor in Chief

The word wall and the old desks are just a couple of things that made Ms. Leslie Floyd’s classroom different from every other. Hearing her tell the class just how much she...  Read More »

May 26, 2016 • 0 comments

Homegrown Groom, Texas

May 24, 2016

The little town of Groom, Texas is a part of who I am. It’s nice living and growing up in a small town; the closeness of everybody, knowing that wheneve...  Read More »

Life Lessons from Mom

May 8, 2016

I don’t know how to write a sappy Mother’s Day story that will make everyone jealous of our relationship. My mom is not like that. She was never th...  Read More »

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Sports

Victories, Losses, Teammates, Endings

Larry Roskens, Tennis Coach

Editor's Note: Coach Larry Roskens submitted this personal sports column prior to leaving with his state tennis doubles team last week. The doubles team of Carson Ritter and...  Read More »

May 15, 2016 • 1 comment

On Track for Success

May 12, 2016

The race starter blows the whistle, signaling the timers are ready. Sydney Ritter stands behind her blocks about to begin the 400-meter dash. She may onl...  Read More »

District Track Meet Results

April 8, 2016

Results District 2-1a Team Results Results district 2-1a Individual Results...  Read More »

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