Black History Committee Presents Everson Walls, February 27, 2015
Born in Richardson, Texas, Everson Collins Walls played football at Lloyd V. berkner High School. In spite of playing only during his senior year, Walls led the district in interceptions. Determined to play football, he enrolled at Grambling university earning Division 1-AA All-American honors while leading the nation with 11 interceptions.
Over his career Evrson Walls was a 4 time Pro Bowl selection, 2 time Second-Team All Pro Selection. Walls is one of the most prolific and decorated defensive backs to ever play the game. he is one of the only two players to lead the NFL in terceptions three times.
Wall defied the odds as a walk-on player at Grambling and a free agent NFL Rookie. He played 13 pro seasons, finishing with 57 career interceptions to tie for ninth place on the all-time NFl list with fellow Louisiana Sports hall of Fame members Meel Blount and Johnny Robnison.
Black History Month Celebration
Garland Alternative Education Center is proud to announce the Annual Black History Month Celebration. The school will host several events to celebrate Black culture during the month of February including speakers, writing contest, 3v3 basketball tournament, food, game competition, and special dress days. We look forward to teaching students and staff about Black History and culture through these events. Come by and check out the mural teachers and students have created.
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Second Semester Brings Change
Several new educators joined the GAEC teaching staff for the Second Semester.
Another new face at GAEC is Mr. John D. Gambill. Mr. Gambill grew up in Tuttle, OK and attended Oklahoma Christian University and Southern Christian University. In addition to being our Middle School Science teacher, Mr. Gambill is a counselor and has worked in many counseling programs in Texas and Oklahoma. He states, "I love seeing students succeed not just in the classroom but in life as a whole." He and his wife of 20 years have two children. The family ejoys fishing, board games, watching ScyFi, and going to church together. Be sure to ask him about his love of Star Wars and Dr. Who.
A third addition to faculty is Mr. Douglas Vinnes. Mr. Vinnes is our new Inclusion teacher and, as a result, he will be seen in many HS and MS classrooms each day. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Mr. Vinnes has been a teacher as well as working for over 20 years in the airline industry. In addition to those undertakings, he is a proud Vietnam era veteran and served two years active duty in the medical corps of the U.S. Army. Mr. Vinnes and his wife have children who live in Arizona, Louisiana, and Texas.
GAEC is very privileged to have these fine teachers on the faculty. They have great gifts to share with our staff as well as our students and their families. They will be a blessing to us all.
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Online Learning and Cycle Recovery
Edgenuity is an online grade recovery program that is used in GISD/GAEC to help students stay on track with their graduation credit requirements. When students have failed a course during a grading cycle their teacher will assign them to that course in Edgenuity. Students can then log on to the course that has been assigned to recover (pass) for the failed cycle. This program is helping students avoid having to make up courses (at a cost of $125 for summer courses) in summer school. Students enrolled in Edgenuity can work on their course from any internet connected computer. GAEC has even opened its labs before and after school for our students to work on Edgenuity. Middle school students can attend from 6:50 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. in computer lab 213. High school students can attend from 2:45 p.m to 3:45 p.m. in computer lab 104. If you have questions about this program please contact our HS Counselor, Jim Wood or our MS Counselor, Tiffany Crayton.
Skyward Allows You To Check Grades and Attendance Every Day
Would you like to check grades and attendance on a daily basis? SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS allows you to do just that. Families who returned the Family Verification Form and signature packet that were sent home with the students in August have been sent an email with login information. Click the icon on the right that links to the Skyward Student - Family Access for features and login help. You are also welcome to call GAEC's office at 972-926-2691.
How to Get Connected with GAEC
1. Download the app on Google play or the App Store.
2. Online at www.remind.com/join/gaecstu
3. Via SMS! Text message @gaecstu to 469-208-6080.
1. Download the app on Google Play or the App Store.
2. Online at www.twitter.com/GAEC_Phoenix
3. Via SMS! Text message Follow @GAEC_Phoenix to 40404.
Tips for a successful year
- Get your sleep. According to WebMD, seven through 10 year old children need 10 to 11 hours and 12 through 18 year old children need eight to nine hours of sleep.
- Eat the right foods. Use the Super Tracker to visualize and keep up with your food, fitness, and health.
- Be on time. Always plan for travel and traffic time. What time does class start? Find your schedule and be early for breakfast.
- Follow GAEC policy and procedures.
- Be organized. Keep your folders and mind clean so you can focus on learning.
Be a volunteer
When you are involved, students listen and learn. We welcome all parent figures to make a difference during the school day. Follow the following simple process. 1.) Complete a Volunteer Application Form (English, Español) and Criminal History Check if you will be working one on one or chaperoning overnight (English, Español).
2.) Sign up with the office and select where you want to help. Why be a volunteer? Visit the GISD Volunteer
page for more information. When visiting any GISD campus, always sign in with the office.