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Student craftsmanship impresses state legislators

Garland ISD recently made its mark on the state capitol through an impressive showing of Career and Technical Education. Students, teachers, board members and Interim Superintendent Deborah Cron gifted handcrafted clocks to state legislators as part of the Garland Chamber of Commerce Legislative Day Feb. 15.

Board Notes: February 13, 2017

Trustees approved next year’s calendar, including extended days for all campus levels, and approved five Legislative Priorities. They also recognized a Sachse High School junior and four campuses with Evidence of Excellence awards.

Board Notes: January 10, 2017

Getting a head start on future literary careers, 18 Garland ISD fourth, fifth and sixth-graders received recognition during the district’s Jan. 10 board meeting as published authors. Trustees awarded them Evidence of Excellence certificates for winning the 2016 I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids contest. They are among just 70 students to have short stories and poems selected for a recently-released anthology.

College prep resources support future-ready students

Facing intense entrance exams, an ultra-competitive acceptance process and a new chapter in life, high schoolers are under a lot of stress when it comes to planning for college. Luckily, Garland ISD boasts a plethora of resources to get students ready, including free tests, personalized practice and tuition assistance.

Choice of School period opens soon

While most other districts require students to attend the school closest to home, Garland ISD gives its students the unique opportunity to attend any campus. Families with students in grades 5-11 can make their top three selections from Jan. 30-Feb. 28.

TechFest promises fun, prizes, information

Enjoy a free night of family fun at GISD’s second-annual technology event. Formerly named Digital Resources Carnival, TechFest features interactive and innovative instructional tools, tips to stay safe online, virtual reality activities, programmable robots and much more.

GEF, community partners reward staff

The Garland ISD Education Foundation (GEF) started the giving season early, surprising dozens of staff members with grants and scholarships in November. The GEF Prize Posse delivered $35,000 in grants and $12,000 in scholarships to teachers and paraprofessionals during its fall blitz.