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Accelerated Reader

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!

AVID Program

We are an AVID school! Every day at Heather Glen, students are receiving a rigorous education. Each week teachers meet both as grade levels and vertically (within content areas) to plan and bridge any gaps that may exist. Our ultimate goal is to build lifelong learners. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure each student is successful.

This year, Heather Glen was chosen to be an AVID campus. So, what is AVID? AVID:

  • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
  • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

The AVID Program is a K-12 system to prepare students in academics for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.

Bilingual/ESL Education

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.

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.

Box Tops

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!

Boy Scouts

Please check your child's Tuesday Bag for applications to the Boy Scouts of America.

Choir/Honor Choir

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.


College Day!

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?!

Computer Lab

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!

GISD Mailing List

You can get notifications through your email account about current GISD FYI eNews, Family Engagement eNews, and Campus eNews.

Field Day

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.


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.

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!

Safety Patrol

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.

Sky Ranch

Sky Ranch

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.


We are happy to announce that Heather Glen has a SOCCER TEAM!

Congratulations to the Girls and Boys  soccer team for a GREAT season! GO ROADRUNNERS!

Turkey Trot

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!


Heather Glen encourages parents, guardians, and patrons to become an active part of the success in our school by sharing your time and talent as a volunteer.

For the safety of our students, volunteer applicants who will work one-on-one with a student or chaperon an overnight field trip will be subject to a criminal history check.

For volunteers who are subject to a background check: both the Volunteer Application Form and Criminal History Check must be submitted to the office to be eligible to volunteer in our school. Forms are available in both English and Spanish.

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