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RHS Student Council partners with fellow campuses, community

May 8th, 2015 Comments Off on RHS Student Council partners with fellow campuses, community
Four Garland ISD campuses recently joined forces to help homeless youth. Students and staff from Coyle Middle School, Keeley and Rowlett elementary schools, and Rowlett High School collected more than 1,000 pairs of jeans for the national Teens for ...

GISD hosts regional VASE, showcases state-bound talent

May 8th, 2015 Comments Off on GISD hosts regional VASE, showcases state-bound talent
Due to its abundance of creative students, Garland ISD was selected to host the Texas Art Education Association’s Region 10 east Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) March 7 at Garland High School. The regional affair proved to be successful, ...

Lt. Governor welcomes charter students

May 8th, 2015 Comments Off on Lt. Governor welcomes charter students
The Lt. Gov of Texas welcomed Superintendent Eddie Conger and the students of the International Leadership of Texas Charter School District last week in front of the iconic Capitol of Texas. The 7th grade students are on a week-long ...

National Merit® $2500 scholarship winners

May 8th, 2015 Comments Off on National Merit® $2500 scholarship winners
Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this year’s National Merit $2500 scholarship winners. The 2,500 designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. National Merit $2500 Scholarship ...

Health inspection reports: April, 2015

May 7th, 2015 Comments Off on Health inspection reports: April, 2015
Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants – fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores. A failing grade ...

May: Stroke Awareness Month

May 6th, 2015 Comments Off on May: Stroke Awareness Month
Every forty seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke.  Despite this, the majority of Americans do not consider stroke to be a major health concern. It’s easy to think of oneself as immune — that such a ...

Culwell Center gunmen could have ties to ISIS

May 6th, 2015 Comments Off on Culwell Center gunmen could have ties to ISIS
According to AFP.com, various United States intelligence agencies are investigating the claim by ISIS that it called for the May 4 attack at the Curtis Culwell Center during the Draw the Prophet cartoon contest. The investigation will require extensive ...

Garland ISD Education Foundation’s annual Golf Tournament a success

May 6th, 2015 Comments Off on Garland ISD Education Foundation’s annual Golf Tournament a success
Nearly 200 community and staff members gathered to celebrate learning at the Garland ISD Education Foundation Golf Tournament April 10 at Firewheel Golf Park. Lucky year No. 13 featured fellowship, friendly competition and high spirits. “This year’s Golf Tournament ...

STEAM education buzzing in GISD

May 6th, 2015 Comments Off on STEAM education buzzing in GISD
Committed to 21st-century education, Garland ISD launched a science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) initiative last fall. Cultivating this rigorous culture, STEAM-fueled activities, challenges and events have been occurring across the district all year. At Kimberlin Academy for ...

Letter to the editor: GPD serves and protects

May 6th, 2015 Comments Off on Letter to the editor: GPD serves and protects
With the nationwide police excess force epidemic, it is reassuring to learn that you have a local officer who does it right. Much of excessive force is due to poor training and poor attitudes. The officer of 38 years’ ...
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