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 an act of generosity.
Community members can support local nonprofits—including the district’s own GISD Education Foundation—during the largest regional giving day in the country. North Texas Giving Day will host an online donation drive from 6 a.m.-midnight Thursday, Sept. 22, to help raise as much money as possible for charitable organizations.
The district is inviting community members to help name its new Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center, slated to open in fall 2017.
The CTE Center will allow students to explore interests regardless of their home campus. Courses include everything from animation to culinary arts to engineering, offered in morning or afternoon sessions.
The facility will also showcase Garland ISD's and Junior Achievement of Dallas’ joint venture—BizTown—a simulated city designed to teach sixth-graders about participating in a global economy.
Looking to lead a healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyle? Don't miss the 2016 Live Well, Go Green Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Curtis Culwell Center. Formerly called the Healthy Living Expo, Garland ISD is once again partnering with the City of Garland to host this year's event.