ALS Ice Bucket Challege
August 22, 2014 - GAEC Leadership take on the ice bucket challenge to support ALS. Principal Dr. Kim Lozada, Assistant Principal Victoria Acevedo, and Assistant Principal Rodrigo Barnes call out Garland Police Department SRO supervisors, Lieutenant Bettis and Lieutenant Smith, to take the challenge within two weeks.
Introducing Principal Dr. Kimberly Lozada.
Dear GISD Community,
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed principal of the Garland Alternative Education Center for the 2014-15 school year. It is my sincere pleasure and honor to be chosen to serve this community. I am elated to work with you as a partner in education to ensure the success of our students. I am looking forward to leading the dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
I am enthusiastic to begin my new role at the Alternative Education Center and continue my journey as an educator. It is my desire to work collaboratively with you to provide our students with a foundation for success at the Alternative Education Center. Our greatest initiative will be to continue to work together to provide differentiated learning opportunities for each student and inspire and challenge our students with engaging experiences. I am confident, that together, we can make the Alternative Education Center an even better place for our students to learn and grow. I look forward to a great school year.
Dr. Kimberly Lozada
"Be the Change!"
Staff Development prepares GAEC
Staff members attended several professional development sessions to prepare for the new school year. This year staff learned about Skyward, Power Up for ELLs, AVID Path to School Wide, Fundamental Five, Ron Clark, and the process for developing an effective Campus Improvement Plan.
Tips for a successful year
- Get your sleep. According to WebMD, 7-12 year olds need 10-11 hours and 12-18 year olds need 8-9 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. Need supplies?
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
) and Criminal History Check if you will be working one on one or chaperoning overnight (English
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.
College Fair at Curtis Culwell Center
September 16, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. High school juniors, seniors, and their parents will have the opportunity to meet with representative from more than 120 participating colleges and the military. GAEC students have permission to attend College Night at the CCC. Need some help picking a career or salary goal before the college fair? Visit Texas Reality Chec
k for some clarity. You can also explore career videos on the GISD College and Career Prep