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GISD joins together to help those in need

Thanks to the efforts of students and staff, 70,000 canned goods were donated to Good Samaritans of Garland, Life Message in Rowlett, and 5 Loaves Food Pantry in Sachse as part of the district's annual food drive.

GISD assists in ribbon cutting for JA BizTown®

Garland ISD recently helped cut the ribbon for a new educational resource for North Texas students. Junior Achievement of Dallas opened the area’s first JA BizTown this fall inside the district’s new Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center.

Education Foundation celebrates 25 years

The Garland ISD Education Foundation is celebrating 25 years and more than $1.5 million gifted in grants and scholarships to staff and students. A celebration breakfast held this fall featured the impact the Foundation has had throughout the district.

GISD welcomes new superintendent

The district’s Board of Trustees named Dr. Ricardo López as lone finalist Oct. 10, and after a state-mandated 21-day waiting period, named him superintendent of schools Nov. 4.

JA BizTown® opens doors and minds

Garland ISD students recently made regional history. Sixth-graders from Webb Middle School became the first to step into North Texas’ inaugural JA BizTown, kicking off the district’s newest hands-on learning experience Oct. 17.