NBCDFW Channel 5 News Features WGA!!!
Recently, Walnut Glen was visited by news reporter
Tammy Mutasa to feature our wonderful embrace of using exercise balls in the classrooms! "Bouncing into success in a new way", is how she described the program. 4th grade students Zaili R. and Brian Q. along with their teacher Mylinda Willcut, were featured for an interview. "Don't just think of them as furniture. [I ask my teachers], how can you involve them in your classroom and lessons?", as quoted by Principal Rivera. To view the full video from the NBCDFW website, click on the picture!
Walnut Glen Academy #1
As an outstanding achievement, Walnut Glen was recently named one of the highest ranked North Texas elementary schools for the Children At Risk area program. Among other elementary schools, our school was named #3!!! Great job to the teachers, parents, administration and most of all, STUDENTS!!!
Walnut Glen Art students get to SHOW OFF!!!
Recently, the students of Walnut Glen, along with Kimberlin, Hillside, and Vial Elementary, were invited to show off their best work that represents the fabulous art programs offered
at each school. Our own art teacher, Kathleen Hodges and the enriched art teacher, Laura Harms, featured some of the best projects completed at our school the the GISD Art Show Gallery at the South Garland location of the city library. It was a total success! Thanks again to our wonderful art teachers for all you do!
Family Survey/Encuesta para padres
Are we meeting the needs of your family? We want to improve, and we need to hear from you! Please make your opinion known. Complete the survey below. it only takes about 15 minutes to complete and this will help improve the services offered in our district for families. You can take the survey from any device with internet access including your smart phones. Click on the link below for a paperless entry.
¿Estamos satisfaciendo las necesidades de su familia? ¡Queremos mejorar, y necesitamos escuchar de Ud!
- Solamente 15 minutos para llenar la encuesta
- Mejorar servicios a las familias
- Participe por medio de cualquier dispositivo con acceso a internet incluyendo su Smartphone
Puede encontrar la encuesta en la pagina internet de la escuela o el enlace siguiente.
"Walnut Glen has gone all a Twitter"
Come check out our instant information feed in Twitter. You may follow Walnut Glen with @WGA_Leopards, but don't stop there!!!Please follow the Garland ISD Twitter feed with @gisdnews.
More instructions can be read in this Twitter Announcement.
WGA makes a 'bounce" in GISD!!!
Recently the students of WGA were featured for an article on our intergration of the stability balls for use as our classroom chairs. Students were photographed doing the exercise videos and implementing them into everyday lessons. Mr. Rivera, Mrs.Willcut, and Ms.Wilson were all interviewed for the wonderful article that is now featured on the main GISD website. When visiting, be sure to check out the full article and all the pictures included.
"No Child Left Behind" Report Cards
The NCLB school report cards were sent home in the Feb. 14th Thursday notes. Parents, please look over our school report card. If you have any questions, you may contact the office or email your student's teacher and the question or questions will be sent to the office.
PTA and Leopard Lingo
The world class Walnut Glen Academy PTA is inviting all parents to join the WGA PTA for only $8.00. With your support and active volunteer work, you help to provide a healthy and supporting environment for your students and their teachers and administrators. As a member, you will also be entitled to a digital copy of the Leopard Lingo. Please show your support and join the WGA PTA!!!
Jump Into the Nature Exchange
Please remind your child to bring those wonderful nature finds to school on that day so that they may go and exchange them based on our point system. Your child will be receiving directions from their Science teacher next week. Remember, the more it is rare, the higher the points.
Here at WGA we encourage our parents to stay informed with the
status of student's grades. If you need assistance with Gradebook
or need to learn how to set up your personal Gradebook accounts,
you may email the GISD Gradebook Help Managers with the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grade Level and Specials Pages
Come look what's going on at your child's grade level.