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Natatorium debate continues

The Sept. 27 and Oct. 10 Garland ISD board of trustees meetings were attended by students and parents who were unhappy with the board’s decision to move construction of the natatorium from the first phase of the bond package to phase 4. They expressed their opinions during the public comments section of both meetings. Board members listened without response ...Full Article

Harmony Public Schools receive grant

Harmony Public Schools will add another building block to its innovative teaching techniques after receiving a five year, $26 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. On Wednesday, ...Full Article

Students discover college opportunities

Hundreds of students got a leg up on their future by meeting with representatives from institutions of higher learning during College Night Sept. 20. The annual after-school event is ...Full Article

GISD celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The annual celebration of Latin American and Spanish culture and influence in the U.S. kicked off Sept. 15. In Garland ISD, campuses are highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month with fun ...Full Article

UNT surprises Watson third-grader

Celebrations of college acceptance may be commonplace at high school campuses. But one Garland ISD elementary recently held its first. Watson Technology Center for Math and Science third-grader Jordan ...Full Article

Rowlett PD recognizes Schrade MS student

The Rowlett Police Department recently rewarded a well-intentioned Schrade Middle School student. Sixth-grader RJ Beattie received a surprise lunch courtesy of Rowlett PD in September—a public thank you for ...Full Article

American Geographical Society recognizes GISD teacher

The American Geographical Society has named Ms. Shari North of Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, TX as a 2016 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. North is one of 50 ...Full Article

GISD campuses earn highest accountability rating

Approximately 400 schools across the state achieved a Met Standard rating, in addition to achieving all distinction designations that are available. Garland ISD is home to seven of those ...Full Article

Natatorium construction pushed back

A bid for the Garland ISD natatorium that was approved in the 2014 bond package was submitted to the board of trustees in May. The amount of the bid ...Full Article

Scholarship Program announces semifinalists

Today officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The following area students were named ...Full Article
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