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  • Seeing Pink … Focusing on Survival

    Seeing Pink … Focusing on Survival

    Chandra Rice and Caroline Britten

    September 27, 2016

    If Marci Babcock Dennis would have waited to the suggested time to get her first mammogram, she may not have lived to the doctor-recommended age of 40. In honor of Dennis and women everywhere battling breast cancer, the... READ MORE »»

    The Dennis family - Marci, Cole, Harper, Raegan and Jym, continue to try to keep life as normal as possible despite Marci's breast cancer diagnosis. "I admire her because not only has she endured the treatments," student council adviser Cindy Babcock said. "But she has continued to pursue her degree as well as keeping up with her family." The Groom Student Council is selling "Pink Out" t-shirts to raise awareness of the problem of breast cancer. T-shirts need to be purchased by Wednesday, Sept. 28. Contact the school office for more information at (806) 248-7474.

    Photo Courtesy Cindy Babcock

  • Preparing Cinderella <br>Photo of the Day – Sept. 27

    Preparing Cinderella
    Photo of the Day – Sept. 27

    Leslie Germany, Editor

    September 27, 2016

    Keep an eye out for daily pictures that give a glimpse of life at Groom School.

    Junior Chelsey Lamb and freshman Ginna Miller read through their script with just a few of the props that will be used in the Theater class's fall production, which will be presented Thursday, Oct. 13. The group will be performing "Cinderella, Cinderella ..." by Steve and Kathy Hotchner. "It's very different from a basic Cinderella story. It has a lot of comedy thrown into it," Lamb said. "I think that's something the kids and adults will enjoy." A pre-play meal of loaded baked potatoes will be prepared by the journalism department that evening. Serving will begin at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria, and the play will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. All of the offerings will be on a donation-only basis. A collection basket for the meal will be available in the cafeteria, and another will be available for the play just outside of the auditorium.

    Leslie Germany

  • Ready to Scramble <br>Photo of the Day – Sept. 26

    Ready to Scramble
    Photo of the Day – Sept. 26

    Leslie Germany, Editor

    September 26, 2016

    Keep an eye out for daily pictures that give a glimpse of life at Groom School.

    Junior Helena Ybarra looks back to listen for instructions before participating in the calf scramble Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Tri State Fair. Ybarra participated in the calf scramble for a chance to win a $250 scholarship. "It was a good opportunity," Ybarra said. "I hope I get to experience it again."

    Kami Whatley

  • Little Things … Big Meanings

    Little Things … Big Meanings

    K'Leigh Keesee, Business Manager

    September 26, 2016

    The best things in life are free. Hugs While hugs are not exactly one of the things most people might consider as one of their important things, I on the other hand, do. A small act to show someone you care about them even w... READ MORE »»

    Little things have "big" meaning to K'Leigh Keesee. In this column she deals with five of her favorite topics. "The best things in life are free," Keesee said.

    Charity Perry

  • Slimy Friend <br>Photo of the Day – Sept. 23

    Slimy Friend
    Photo of the Day – Sept. 23

    Caroline Britten, Features Editor

    September 23, 2016

    Keep an eye out for daily pictures that give a glimpse of life at Groom School.

    Music teacher Melanie Britten's class gets interrupted by a slithering visitor in the auditorium. Senior Carson Ritter was there to save the day and carry the snake outside. "It was crazy when Jacob saw that!" fifth-grader Ryan Weinheimer said. "It was in between the seats."

    Caroline Britten

  • Easier Said Than Done

    Easier Said Than Done

    Leslie Germany, Editor

    September 23, 2016

    As teenagers we always claim ourselves to be ‘grown up,’ and we think we have everything under control. Truth is, I'm not officially ‘grown up,’ and I can't even imagine what life is actually like when you do grow up,... READ MORE »»

    On her 18th birthday senior Leslie Germany gathers items she uses everyday. "The last couple of years I’ve looked forward to senior year and thought I was ready for my future," Germany said. "We always think that high school is too much to deal with when in reality high school is nothing compared to what’s in store next."

    Leslie Germany

  • Pig Pals <br>Photo of the Day – Sept. 22

    Pig Pals
    Photo of the Day – Sept. 22

    Leslie Germany, Editor

    September 22, 2016

    Keep an eye out for daily pictures that give a glimpse of life at Groom School.

    The livestock production pigs, which arrived yesterday, Sept.21, try to stick together today and avoid members of the class who must give them necessary flu and erysipelas injections to prevent possible viruses and diseases. The class named their pigs Hilary and Chrissy. "They're loud and obnoxious, but they're pretty cool," junior Logan Siler said.

    Madison Friemel

  • Game Day Faith Huddle

    Game Day Faith Huddle

    Kodi Tiffin, Staff Writer

    September 22, 2016

    The Groom Fellowship of Christian Athletes members will be headed to West Texas A&M University Saturday, Sept. 24, to join other students for a gathering called "Game Day." For this event, sponsored by the Panhandle FCA, students and leaders from the area invited to to... READ MORE »»

    The Groom FCA Huddle displays banners in adviser Larry Roskens classroom that it has received at previous Panhandle FCA Game Day events. The group will be attending another one of those events on Saturday, Sept. 24. "I really like that it involves us with other children of the Texas Panhandle," freshman Hallie Thompson said. "And, it allows you to learn through sports."

    Kodi Tiffin

  • Bond Basics

    Bond Basics

    Charity Perry, Staff Writer

    September 21, 2016

    Due to the old building and high maintenance costs, Superintendent Jay Lamb has scheduled several meetings to show citizens the reasons why the school district is asking voters to consider the current proposed bond. The morning... READ MORE »»

    Superintendent Jay Lamb shows members of the morning journalism class the images he has gathered to share with voters during upcoming bond proposal presentations. The dates for the meetings are Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m and Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m.. The community is welcome to these two meetings, which will be in the GHS auditorium. "I think it's interesting that if the bond doesn't get approved, the money will be sent back to Austin, and used for other school districts," junior Chelsey Lamb said.

    Leslie Germany

  • Pig Feed Fun <br>Photo of the Day – Sept. 21

    Pig Feed Fun
    Photo of the Day – Sept. 21

    Leslie Germany, Editor

    September 21, 2016

    Keep an eye out for daily pictures that give a glimpse of life at Groom School.

    Seniors Mason Miller, Cody Kling and junior Logan Siler ground feed to prepare for the arrival of their pigs. These students will get market pigs, formulate ration, manage animal health and learn every part that goes into raising hogs. "We just started," Kling said. "It might be challenging to check everyday, but it's our project, and we're gonna get through it."

    Kami Whatley

News

Game Day Faith Huddle

Kodi Tiffin, Staff Writer

The Groom Fellowship of Christian Athletes members will be headed to West Texas A&M University Saturday, Sept. 24, to join other students for a gathering called "Game...  Read More »

September 22, 2016 • 0 comments

Bond Basics

September 21, 2016

Due to the old building and high maintenance costs, Superintendent Jay Lamb has scheduled several meetings to show citizens the reasons why the school...  Read More »

‘Tiger Cycle’ Set to Save-A-World

September 20, 2016

Some resolutions stick, and last year's seventh-graders decided to make a difference by putting in some extra effort and work with a recycling program....  Read More »

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Features

Seeing Pink … Focusing on Survival

Chandra Rice and Caroline Britten

If Marci Babcock Dennis would have waited to the suggested time to get her first mammogram, she may not have lived to the doctor-recommended age of 40. In honor of Dennis and...  Read More »

September 27, 2016 • 0 comments

Preparing Cinderella
Photo of the Day – Sept. 27

September 27, 2016

Keep an eye out for daily pictures that give a glimpse of life at Groom School.

Ready to Scramble
Photo of the Day – Sept. 26

September 26, 2016

Keep an eye out for daily pictures that give a glimpse of life at Groom School.

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Sports

Tigers Ready to Take on More

Sophomore Adrian Hendricks and Freshman Cade Linquist focus the Groom Tigers on the goals the team holds for today and the rest of the season as the athletes prepare to take...  Read More »

September 16, 2016 • 0 comments

Tigers Defeat Fort Elliott Cougars

September 9, 2016

The Groom Tigers defeat the Fort Elliott Cougars 90 to 44. Watch game play-by-play right here. A wrap-up by Sports Editor and broadcaster Carson Ritter...  Read More »

Tigers Head Out of Helmet

September 3, 2016

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