Announcements & Reminders
Redesign survey - what’s most important to you?
Reading with Rodney book drive
Help us place books in the hands of our students during the summer months. Look for the blue Reading with Rodney container to donate new and gently used books at any campus...Learn more
Dual Credit applications now being accepted
Deadline Oct. 30
Junior and senior students can earn college credit in high school...Learn more
38th Annual GISD Band Festival - Oct. 5
The event will feature performances from all of the GISD middle and high school bands. Tickets cost $4 and benefit band programs...Learn More
HERO Week - Oct. 5-8
Campuses throughout the district will incorporate activities and programs to increase awareness to respect others and prevent bullying...Learn More
Fall parent/teacher conferences - Oct. 8-9
Two options are available this year for parents and students to meet with teachers:
- Evening conferences - Thursday, Oct. 8 from 5-8 p.m.
- Morning conferences - *Friday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m.-noon
*Students will not attend school on Oct. 9 to provide an opportunity for them to attend morning conferences with their parents.
GISD Magnet Fair - Oct. 17
Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 26-30
Campuses throughout the district will conduct a variety of activities each day to raise awareness about the benefits of preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and to promote a drug-free lifestyle for students...Learn More
School Transportation Information Locator
Determine your student's transportation options for the current school year...2015-2016 School Information Locator.
Students eligible for free meals
New calculator technology coming to math classrooms
Students will be using new calculators in middle and high school math classes. The TI-Nspire CX (Non-CAS version) is replacing the T1-84 calculators used in years past. If you plan on purchasing a calculator for home use, consider purchasing the TI-Nspire for easier coordination with classroom activities.
Changes for SAT and PSAT
The redesigned tests will incorporate what students are learning in the classroom and skills needed for college and career readiness...Learn More
Naviance is a college and career planning resource that is now available for all secondary students and families...Learn more
GPA/Class Rank can now be viewed through Skyward Family/Student Access accounts...Learn more
Garland ISD voters approve $455.5 million bond proposal...Learn more
Helping Your Child Academically
The Library Services department provides access for students and parents to a variety of online research resources.
Online Research Tools & Databases
Click on the appropriate flyer below to see an overview of available research tools and databases for each level. When viewing the flyer, you can click on each resource section to begin your research.
|Check with your campus librarian for login & password information.|
Links to these resources are also available on the Library page of each campus website.
These online tools may be available for your student to review and practice skills to help with skill-building and preparation for standardized testing.
Availability and access to these progams depends on campus subscriptions. If available at your school, students can get login information from their teacher.
|Apangea Learning||Math remediation, skill building||ES, MS, HS|
|ePath Measuring Up||STAAR Test Prep - Core Areas||ES, MS, HS|
|Study Island||STAAR Test Prep - Core Areas||ES, MS, HS|
|PWLN||Supplement to class lessons||MS, HS|
|Texas Web Tutor||HS|
|GEO||Online courses||MS, HS|
|TERC||Test prep for college entrance exams||HS|
Helping Your Child Prepare for their Future
- Course Guides
- Plan for High School - Learn more about what to expect at the high school level and the different GISD high schools.
- Choice of School
- Plan for Graduation
- Advanced Academics
- Magnet Programs
- Career & Technical Education
- Fine Arts
- Portrait of a Graduate
Your Child's Safety & Wellness
Several district departments work with the School Health Advisory Council to help kids make good decisions about their health.
Visit the Nutrition Information page for information about nutrition in our schools and what you can do to help fight childhood obesity.
Talk to your school's physical education teacher, counselor or school nurse for additional information about supporting your child's health.
Parents can also access these materials to support their own discussions with their children about cybersafety.
Use the Guest Login option to access the Cybersafety course.
Vote for Your Favorite Teacher to Win Teacher of the Month
At the end of each month the GISD teacher with the most votes will be named as teacher of the month, and win this car to drive for a month...Learn More
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