Groom Tiger Times

Senior Jeff Marshall runs out of the huddle before his last home basketball game against White Deer. In his three years at Groom School, Jeff has participated in the following activities: football, basketball, track, tennis, one act play, UIL Social Studies and FFA. I would describe him as  genuine, kind-hearted, always eager and willing to help anyone - and trustworthy, mother Mary Marshall said.

Chasing Dreams, Helping Others

Senior Jeff Marshall Prepares for Future as Teacher, Coach
Leslie Germany, Editor March 7, 2017

His slow easy-going walk is recognizable and is always accompanied by his relaxed posture and loud voice. But, no matter how bad his day has been, or how tired he feels, senior Jeff Marshall will have...

As the editor of the schools online student news site, senior Leslie Germany works to make certain readers of the are up-to-date with the information that they need. Germany plans to attend WTAMU in the fall and major in Education. Leslies editing not only makes Groom School shine when it deserves to shine, journalism adviser Lisa Roskens said, but, her work and the work of her staff also make certain the readers of our newspaper have the truth about our school and our community.

Bringing Unity, Looking Ahead

Editor Prepares for Future
Chandra Rice, Staff Writer February 28, 2017

As the song "May We All" by the Florida Georgia Line group plays in the background, Senior Leslie Germany types with intensity, getting what she needs to do done, modeling what to do for the team she brings...

Journalism adviser Lisa Roskens prepares yearbook order forms to be sent home with students today, Feb. 27. Spring picture day took place this morning, and all students were included in the all-school photo with their own pair of sunglasses. I want to make sure all yearbook purchases are made as soon as possible so we can make sure we order the correct number of books, Roskens said. April 1 is our due date with the publisher.

Order Yours Now
Photo of the Day – Feb. 27

Yearbook Staff Pushes to Reach April Deadline
Leslie Germany, Editor February 27, 2017

Keep an eye out for daily pictures that give a glimpse of life at Groom, and click here to see other Photos of the Day.   Parents, you can order your students sports pictures online here. You...

The new activity bus is not here yet, but its already sporting its new paint job. The vehicle is expected to arrive soon. Im excited for the new bus since it will be bigger, nicer and ... a lot more comfortable, sophomore Cayden Lambert said.

Sneak Peek
Photo of the Day – Feb. 21

Company Says New Activity Bus To Arrive Soon
Leslie Germany February 21, 2017

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Sophomore Matthew Bowen, Senior Mason Miller, Senior Garet Rocha, sophomore KLeigh Keesee and senior Leslie Germany discuss details of the light and sound board and their affects on the stage and auditorium in the White Deer High School with director Aimee Fields. The OAP crew visited there today in order to understand better how to prepare for district competition, which will be held at the White Deer High School auditorium on March 9.

Lookin’ Ahead …
Photo of the Day – Feb. 17

OAP Crew Checks Out White Deer Auditorium Offerings
Kodi Tiffin, Staff Writer February 17, 2017

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Feb. 17,  senior Carson Ritter will be signing with Wayland Baptist University to play college football tomorrow, Feb. 17, in the GHS auditorium. Ritter plans on going into pre-med and then hopes to get accepted into medical school. My favorite memory of Groom is the State Championship run; specifically the Loraine game. Ritter said, The eruption of the crowd when we won will always be remembered in my mind.

Finding His ‘Way’ Land

Ritter Commits to Play Football for WBU
Ginna Miller, Staff Writer February 17, 2017

Article Update - Scroll to the bottom of this article for a video of Carson Ritter representing the Groom FCA at the 2017 Panhandle FCA Victory Banquet on Feb. 26 at the Amarillo Civic Center. He also...

The names of two suspects involved in an officer-involved shooting incident with deputies from the Carson County Sheriffs Department have been released.  The deputies were placed on administrative leave with pay. We place officers on three days paid administrative leave as per our policy for any officer involved shootings,  Brand said. We have to cover the shifts with our existing officers when an officer(s) is on leave.

DPS Releases Suspects’ Names

2 County Deputies Involved in Shooting
Leslie Germany, Editor February 7, 2017

The Department of Public Safety has released the names of 41-year-old Yia Lee and 30-year-old Phan Toyad, both of Sacramento, Calif., who were the suspects detained when an officer-involved shooting occurred...

The senior class will be hosting a raffle for this quilt tonight, Feb. 3, during Senior night, and tomorrow, Feb. 4. during the junior high tournament. Tigers and Tigerettes will be playing White Deer today, starting at 6 p.m. Senior recognition will be between the girls and boys games. The raffle tickets for the quilt will be $1. The scheduled drawing for the yearbook raffle has been delayed to allow the focus to stay on the seniors tonight, adviser Lisa Roskens said. Im excited for senior night, senior Caroline Britten said. We have a lot of special things happening throughout the games.

Senior Night
Photo of the Day – Feb. 3

Tigerettes, Tigers Play Last Home Game Against White Deer
Leslie Germany, Editor February 3, 2017

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High school students traveled to Pavs Tire Services yesterday afternoon to learn how to check oil, use a tire gauge, etc. On STAAR Wednesdays, high school students spend time preparing for college and adulthood. It was a good learning experience for those who didnt know what they were doing, senior Jeff Marshall said.

Preparing for Real Life
Photo of the Day – Feb. 2

High School Students Travel to Local Tire Shop
Leslie Germany, Editor February 2, 2017

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Senior Mason Miller picks up a hose on the back of one of the fire trucks at the Groom Volunteer Fire Department. Millers  dream of becoming a fire fighter is something hes wanted for quite some time. In May, when I graduate, I plan to do my Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Clinicals, finish my EMT class and gain my EMT-Basic certification, Miller said. After that, I plan to attend the Amarillo Fire Academy.

Blazing a Career Path

Senior Takes Position on Groom Volunteer Fire Department
Leslie Germany, Editor January 25, 2017

Between football, basketball, one act play and student council, senior Mason Miller barely has time to do his homework, yet, he's added fuel to his own fire. Actually, he's putting them out, fires, that...

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