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Breakfast in the Classroom program expands

August 14th, 2016 Comments Off on Breakfast in the Classroom program expands
Since its initiation in 2014-15, the Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program has prompted high praise from the Garland ISD community. Principals and teachers noted a decrease in tardies, while some school nurses reported a reduction in the number ...

Tips for transition into school year

August 14th, 2016 Comments Off on Tips for transition into school year
The first day of school, August 22, is just right around the corner and kids and parents need to begin preparations early. A few tips follow: Get children started back on their school schedules in advance. Have them go ...

HS football showcase comes to Cotton Bowl

August 14th, 2016 Comments Off on HS football showcase comes to Cotton Bowl
A new tradition comes to Dallas’ historic Cotton Bowl Stadium over Labor Day Weekend in September with the kick-off of the Cotton Bowl Stadium Prep Showcase. Eight of the top local 6-A football programs will participate. Two Garland high ...

Free, reduced-price meal criteria

August 11th, 2016 Comments Off on Free, reduced-price meal criteria
The following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits: Income Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels Categorical or Automatic Eligibility Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ...

Former GHS quarterback nominated for Wuerffel Trophy

August 11th, 2016 Comments Off on Former GHS quarterback nominated for Wuerffel Trophy
Seth Russell of Baylor University has been nominated for the 2016 Wuerffel Trophy, according to Sean Dorre, Baylor Football Media Relations.  The senior quarterback from Garland High School has completed his undergraduate degree in Communications and is currently working ...

IMPACT Communities, NAACP Garland team up

August 11th, 2016 Comments Off on IMPACT Communities, NAACP Garland team up
IMPACT Communities, serving Garland, Rowlett and Sachse, will partner with the NAACP Garland Unit to host the 14th Community Health Fair and Back-To-School Rally Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will be held at ...

Homer Johnson leaves mark on GISD

August 11th, 2016 Comments Off on Homer Johnson leaves mark on GISD
Leaving a lasting mark, Homer Johnson has announced his retirement from Garland ISD. The legendary Executive Director of Athletics will end a 68-year career with the district Aug. 31. “Sixty-eight years of service in education is incredible, but 68 ...

GCT schedules ‘Tenderly’ auditions

August 11th, 2016 Comments Off on GCT schedules ‘Tenderly’ auditions
Garland Civic Theatre has scheduled auditions for Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical, a musical based on the life of Rosemary Clooney. The show is written by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman. Tenderly focuses on Rosemary Clooney in 1968 ...

Obituary: Jackie Viola Sandefur

August 10th, 2016 Comments Off on Obituary: Jackie Viola Sandefur
Jackie Viola Sandefur, longtime resident of Garland, Texas, passed away July 25, 2016 at the age of 76. Jackie was born January 7, 1940, in Strawn, Texas.  She attended school in Strawn and San Angelo.  After completing barber college, ...

Alpha Charter School adds staff

August 9th, 2016 Comments Off on Alpha Charter School adds staff
Garland’s Alpha Charter School has recently added two new staff members. Michael Watkins will serve as principal and Trina Garnes will be Director of Teaching and Learning/Grant Coordinator. Michael Watkins After graduating from North Garland High School, Michael Watkins ...
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