2013-2014 HG Roadrunner Programs
Goals are set each 6 weeks for students to read books and take a comprehension quiz on the computer after each book read. Instant feedback for your child, their teacher, and now parents can monitor from home! When students reach their goals they are rewarded in class and in the Library with a themed event that the kids love like.....SLIME DAY!
HG offers a Bilingual Education Program and an English as a Second Language Program for students in Kindergarten-5th grade. Please contact the office for details.
Please save Box Tops and send them to school with your child to give them to their teacher! Along with General Mills and the Box Tops Program you can help the school earn cash to purchase things that the school may need from playground equipment to books!
Please check your child's Tuesday Bag for applications to the Boy Scouts of America.
Notification will be sent to parents about GISD Children's Chorus try-outs for third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Choir is about discipline and singing, yet it is also about good behavior.
Like a well oiled machine, our HG computer lab has been assisting children for years. Our computer lab offers a relaxing atmosphere and challenging programs designed for each grade level. Children can even connect at home with amazing programs and websites like I-Station, Study Island , and so many more. Ask your child today!
Please check your child's Tuesday Bag for applications to the Girl Scouts of America.
GISD Mailing List
You can get notifications through your email account about current GISD FYI eNews, Family Engagement eNews, and Campus eNews.
You can never have enough parents and teachers working together to build a community. Membership is open to any parent(s) who wants to make a difference for the education, health, and safety of every child. Please contact the office or your child's teacher for more details.
HG needs volunteers!!! Could that be you!? We need parents and guardians to help our students in the classroom, our teachers prepare for our amazing students, and be a part of our HG Family. Please fill out the correct forms and bring your I.D. to the office no later than September 20, 2013 to be eligible for this year.
2013-2014 HG Roadrunner Activities
You may have noticed our staff all wearing jeans this week? That's because we are supporting the BEST Education Foundation. BEST generates and distributes resources to support and enrich education for all students in the Garland Independent School District.
In GISD we promote college from K-12! We want to get an early start and create lifelong learners here at HG. There are even ways your child can prepare at home. You can never prepare your child too early for college, start now, we are!!
Each teacher was challenged to decorate their classroom door for the year to promote college education. Who do you think won the contest? We'll give you a hint...it involves the color purple?!
Bounce House Day
5th Graders run the show when they sell popcorn, pickles, candy as well as time in the bounce house. Participation is optional and all proceeds go the the 5th Grade Sky Ranch Fund. Bounce House Day is at the end of May.
Our P.E. Department puts on one of the greatest displays of indoor and outdoor activities that Texas has ever seen! The kids absolutely love Field Day, which is in May.
Jump Rope for Heart
Each year we take a moment and do something greater than ourselves. We raise money for the American Heart Association and Jump Rope for Heart! Students will raise money by asking family and friend for donations. Participation is not mandatory.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is celebrated in GISD during the 4th week of October. During that week GISD promotes a drug-free lifestyle by learning about alcohol and drug awareness. You can join the campaign now!
This important leadership role on campus is an important one, it involves the safety of our students. This honor is only given to 5th grade students who haven been nominated by their teachers because of their good behavior and focus in class. Students will be trained to help aid in before/after school dismissal. Safety Patrol is sponsored by Coach Jackson.
This is offered only to our 5th graders as their class trip. This is a chance for students and their teachers to go to a ranch type atmosphere where they will learn about rigorous science, social studies, math and writing activities while enjoying the beautiful outdoors and all it has to offer. Information will come to all 5th grade parents in September. The trip is in January.
This year HG will host our 2nd Turkey Trot for Sky Ranch! The Turkey Trot is held in November and is not mandatory. During your child's PE time they will run (or walk) a designed course. 100% of the money goes to the 5th Sky Ranch Fund. Certificates and small prizes will be awarded to all who participate in the run!