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  • September 23, 2014
    • Rally Against Bullying 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    September 30, 2014
    • First Grading Period Ends
  • October 01, 2014
    • Second Grading Period Begins
    • CIT Meeting 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    October 03, 2014
    • Report Cards - Elementary
    October 06, 2014
    • Fair Day
    October 07, 2014
    • Report Cards - Secondary
    October 10, 2014
    • Hispanic Heritage Event
    October 15, 2014
    October 17, 2014

HERO & Cyber Safety Week

September 22-26 is HERO and Cybersafety week in Garland ISD. Activities and programs throughout the week will promote a safe learning environment by educating students, teachers, parents and the community about cybersafety, respecting classmates, exemplifying good citizenship, and how to prevent bullying in schools and communities.

Nurse Ford Promotes Health and Safety

No one is more concerned about the health and safety of our students and staff than Nurse Ford. Recently she met with our Middle Schoolers to encourage them to follow proper hand washing procedures in order to stop the spread of germs that can cause sickness and infection.  In order to make his point, Mr. Peña washed his hands in glitter and hand sanitizer so that, as he greeted and shook hands with each student, he spread his "golden" germs.  Students and staff were surprised at how easily they all were affected by one simple "exchange."  So, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm soapy water if you don't want to spread germs and make others sick.  Thanks for the reminder, Nurse Ford and Mr. Peña.

Baylor Medical Center Brings Health and Wellness to GAEC

Thursday morning, September 18th, a team of Baylor Medical-Garland health professionals came to GAEC to provide health screenings for GISD employees.  A variety of screenings which include blood tests, blood pressure, and BMI help staff members monitor their own health issues and get personalized recommendations from a health care provider.  Thanks to the fine folks from Baylor Garland, our teachers will be in top shape to meet the challenges of another school year.

Meet One of Our Newest Additions!

We'd like to introduce our new cafeteria manager, Ms. Davis.  This is Ms. Davis's first year working at the Garland Alternative Education Center.  She has been preparing meals for students for about fifteen years.  Every morning she wakes up at 4:45 a.m. to prepare breakfast at 6:30 a.m for students.  Ms. Davis enjoys serving the kids and seeing them eat.  The most challenging part of her job is when students aren't appreciative, but she loves when students listen and use their manners.

Ms. Davis not only keeps busy at school, she also has a busy home life.  When she's at home she likes to cook Mexican food and bake desserts.  Mrs. Davis has two children of her own named Jessica and Pamela.  In her spare time she rescues dogs and cares for them.  So far she has rescued four dogs and two cats.  Let's give Ms. Davis a warm welcome!

GAEC Steps into Health with ZUMBA!

Counselor Tiffany Crayton leads GAEC staff into health with Zumba every Tuesday and Thursday. Originally created in an intentional accident by aerobics instructor Beto Perez, Zumba has become a world wide popular way to have fun and burn some calories. To join the group for some fun and exercise at 3:30 p.m. on any Tuesday or Thursday, contact Tiffany Crayton at 972-926-2691.

GAEC's Hispanic Heritage Month 

Students began celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a reading from the Hispanic Heritage Proclamation by Barack Obama and an afternoon nacho snack. A surprise enchilada, flan and tres leches sample ended the first week of celebration. Students will be visited by Cynthia Izaguirre and other Hispanic community leaders throughout the month. Students will learn about important Hispanic heroes and words borrowed from the Hispanic community on a daily basis. GAEC will host live music, dance, food, and a friendly cultural tour competition from which students can learn more about Hispanic culture. We invite parents and community memebers to join GAEC in celebrating Hispanic Heritage.  If you would like to help enhance our program as a speaker, presenter or volunteer, please contact Javier Peña at jpena@garlandisd.net or 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

  1. 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.
  2. Eat the right foods. Use the Super Tracker to visualize and keep up with your food, fitness, and health.
  3. Be on time. Always plan for travel and traffic time. What time does class start? Find your schedule and be early for breakfast.
  4. Follow GAEC policy and procedures.
  5. 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 (EnglishEspañol) and Criminal History Check if you will be working one on one or chaperoning overnight (EnglishEspañol).

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.





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