School spirit abounds in GISD

Future Aggies, Bears, Bucks, Longhorns, Raiders and more showed pride for their respective educational institutions during Garland ISD's College Day today. Students and staff sported their favorite T-shirts, posting pictures on school websites and Twitter accounts. Shorehaven Elementary School also received a special visit from the Naaman Forest High School drum line, kicking off the daylong celebration with an impromptu hallway parade.

"It really wowed our students," said Assistant Principal Zoraya Palmer. "Naaman Forest has a standing invitation for future College Days."

But the support for higher education does not end with the last school bell. District families are invited to one of the largest education fairs in North Texas, beginning at 6 p.m. tonight in the Curtis Culwell Center arena. Representatives from more than 120 colleges, universities, trade schools and the military will be in attendance. An information meeting about preparing for success on the PSAT and SAT will also be available to help prospective students start planning their future.