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Harmony School receives grant

Students of Harmony School of Innovation will begin building drones this fall after Educate Texas awarded their campus $25,000 to purchase equipment. Both engineering and forensic science students will join together to build a scaled down version of an autonomous Smart Car, which can be used to collect evidence at crime scenes. They will also use 3D printers to ...Full Article

Nine campuses debut elementary art classes

With a goal of providing a well-rounded education to all students, Garland ISD embarked on a journey to introduce a dedicated art class at all elementary campuses in 2013-14. ...Full Article

Student safety is every driver’s responsibility

The new school year starts Aug. 22 and it’s the responsibility of all drivers to keep Garland’s children safe. Remember to follow these safety tips: Watch for school zones ...Full Article

Local businesses support Ready 1:1

Transforming teaching and learning to meet the needs of 21st-century students, the new GISD Ready initiative provides interactive instruction, collaborative classrooms and digital resources. Ready 1:1 also equips every ...Full Article

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, ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

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. ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

Alpha Charter announces free, reduced-priced meal policy

Alpha Charter School, 701 West State Street, Garland, Texas 75040 announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the current income eligibility guidelines. Each ...Full Article
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