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Austin Academy jazz musicians perform at national conference

Twenty-three Austin Academy for Excellence students were recently invited to showcase their skills at a national music education conference. The Austin Jazz Ensemble performed at the 2015 Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference in San Diego Jan. 8. “We are proud of our jazz band and their accomplishments,” said Band Director Margaret Wis. “During the Conference, students performed a wide range ...Full Article

Alumnus’ artwork reemerges at administration building

Over the past six months, the Harris Hill Administration Building has become home to numerous student artworks. While many of the paintings and sculptures were crafted by current students, ...Full Article

New program feeds appetites, minds

Last fall, Garland ISD introduced a food program at five pilot schools. Daugherty, Davis, Golden Meadows, Heather Glen and Southgate elementary schools launched the Breakfast in the Classroom program ...Full Article

Alpha Charter School now enrolling

Alpha Charter School at 701 State Street in Garland is now enrolling students for the 2015-16 school year. Lots of new activities are available at Alpha. Check it out ...Full Article

Students help redesign playground

Garland ISD students are leaving their mark on the City of Rowlett in a big way. District elementaries were recently enlisted to help redesign the famed Kids Kingdom playground. Built by ...Full Article

Teachers reinvigorate classrooms

Students might notice some exciting changes in the classroom this spring. Innovative instructional initiatives inspired by Convocation keynote speaker Ron Clark are sweeping the district, thanks to a recent ...Full Article

GISD board member Steve Knagg will not seek re-election

Steve Knagg has announced that he will not seek re-election to Place 6 of the Garland ISD board of trustees during the May 9 election. Knagg released a statement ...Full Article

District partners with Discovery Education

Garland ISD established its partnership with Discovery Education when the district implemented the use of Techbooks in elementary classrooms. Strengthening that relationship, Garland ISD and Discovery Education have joined forces ...Full Article

Michelle Staubach Grimes visits IL Texas, shares passion for writing

Author Michelle Staubach Grimes recently entertained students at Garland’s International Leadership Texas Elementary by reading her new book, “Where Is Pidge,” and explaining the book creation process. “The biggest ...Full Article

Sewell principals kiss a pig for charity

What would you do for $10,000? Administrators at Sewell Elementary School recently proved they would pucker up to a pig. Assistant Principal Deidre Hannible and Principal Susan Craig smooched ...Full Article
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