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Get healthy while helping Garland ISD

Cities and school districts across the state are competing in the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge to see which has the greatest commitment to healthy living. Garland ISD students, staff, parents and community members are encouraged to register online at www.ittcommunitychallenge.com. Make sure to select Garland, Rowlett or Sachse as the community when signing up.

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.

December ConnectEd now available online

Four times a year, Garland ISD publishes its ConnectEd newsletter, which chronicles the accomplishments of students and staff. The December edition will pilot a new distribution method.

Message from the Superintendent

Recent news coverage about the election has raised concerns about student emotions at school. Garland ISD is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of every student, every day.

Security warning for students

Garland Police are looking for suspects believed to have stolen cell phones from teenagers waiting for school buses or walking to school. The incidents occurred in the 1600 block of North Glenbrook Drive, 3400 block of Galaxie Road and 4800 block of Sprucewood Lane.

Homer Johnson leaves mark on GISD

Leaving a lasting mark, Homer Johnson has announced his retirement from Garland ISD. The legendary Executive Director of Athletics will end a 68-year career with the district Aug. 31.