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GISD commemorates African-American Month

Students across Garland ISD are observing African American history through enlightening attractions and energetic programs this month. Back ES kick-started the celebrations with their African American sitcom-themed Step Team tour Feb. 4. “We included shows that we—the coaches—watched when we were kids and incorporated little things we remembered in the program, like George Jefferson’s strut,” said Back second-grade teacher ...Full Article

Student Nutrition Service explores initiatives

With countless studies linking a well-balanced diet to high academic performance, Garland ISD places an emphasis on providing wholesome meals for every boy and girl. This year, the district introduced Breakfast in the ...Full Article

RHS jazz ensemble performs with community band

The Rowlett High School Jazz Ensemble recently joined forces with the Richardson Community Band to present an afternoon of popular compositions at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. “One of ...Full Article

Steadham ES parents experience day with students

More than 200 adults returned to the classroom during Steadham Elementary School’s second-annual Bring Your Parent to School Day Jan. 16. They learned alongside students, experiencing 21st-century education firsthand. ...Full Article

Kimberlin Academy nominated for national Blue Ribbon honor

The Texas Education Agency recently announced its nominees for one of the most prestigious awards a school can receive. Kimberlin Academy for Excellence is now one of just 26 ...Full Article

Students earn all-state titles

Seventeen Garland ISD high-schoolers recently earned the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Besting thousands of their peers across the state, they won Texas Music Educators Association ...Full Article

GISD awards turf replacement bid to third lowest bidder; low bidder files suit

Bids were recently accepted by Garland Independent School District for replacement of athletic field turf and at the Jan. 20 meeting, the board of trustees voted to award the ...Full Article

Parent-focused forum to discuss dating, domestic violence

The Garland ISD Living Intervention and Guidance for Healthier Teens (LIGHT) Program invites all parents and students to the Power of Parents forum Feb. 17 from 6 p.m. – ...Full Article

Pearson ES student named district Spelling Bee champ

As a first-time contender, Pearson Elementary School student Billy Hiticha did not expect to win the annual Garland ISD Spelling Bee this month. But that is exactly what he ...Full Article

Career Expo exposes students to college, employment opportunities

More than 700 students discovered the multitude of higher education and employment opportunities that exist in their backyard at Garland ISD’s Student Career Expo Jan. 13. The second-annual event ...Full Article
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