Passport to Success -
Are you college ready?
What does it mean to be college ready? For the best chance of making your visions of success a reality, preparing for your future has to start much earlier than graduation. GISD believes that college and career readiness begins in elementary school.
Where will you go to middle school?
While other districts use attendance zones to determine a student's campus, Garland ISD parents are able to enlist the district's far-reaching, open-enrollment "choice" plan to select their child's school. With 12 middle schools to choose from, 5th graders have plenty of options.
Madeline Watkins wants to attend the Classical Center at Brandenburg or Austin Academy because of the classes that specialize in some of her interests, like art, music, and dance. This school is close to her house, and she would be especially excited if some of her friends go there as well.
Hannah Lumpkin is very interested in the electives offered at Brandenburg. She loves piano and dance, and hopes to be able to work these classes into her busy schedule. Staying close to her current friends is also important to Hannah. She is hoping there will be many familiar faces at her middle school.
All 5th grade students that are transitioning from elementary into middle school are invited to come to the Curtis Culwell Center on Thursday, February 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. All GISD middle schools will have representatives on hand to discuss and answer any questions that you may have regarding this big transition. More info...(spanish)
Book Bytes Garland ISD Book Trailer Contest
January 6, 2015 - February 27, 2015
Students are invited to create an original book trailer to advertise a favorite book and entice others to read the book!
Author Michael Finklea will be visiting Dorsey on Monday, February 9th. Books will be available to purchase and to get autographed. A form with books available and their prices will be sent home closer to the visitation date.
Box Tops for Education
Did you know you can help raise money and make a difference for your child's school simply by purchasing specially marked items? Box Tops for Education is a program where your can earn cash for your child's school by clipping and trimming Box Tops. Every time you purchase a Box Top for Education product, trim the Box Top on the dotted line and send it to school with you child.
Check out the Box Top Big Money Sweepstakes. Our school could WIN 1 Million Bonus Box Tops!
Please turn in all box tops to Ms. Smith (Music) or Mrs. Geurian (PE)
Love and Logic
The Garland ISD Special Education Department will continue to offer Love and Logic sessions for parents/guardians who reside within the GISD school boundaries. During the spring session, three series of classes will be held on Tuesday nights, beginning January 20, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Professional Development Center, 870 W. Buckingham Road, Garland, 75040.
Vote for your favorite teacher to win Teacher of the Month
At the end of each month the GISD teacher with the most votes will be named as teacher of the month, and win this car to drive for a month...Learn More
The Nurse is In...
February is Healthy Heart Month
Check out some of the ways you can stay heart healthy.
- Avoid smoking and using tobacco products.
- Be physically active every day.
- Eat a heart-healthy diet.
- Keep a healthy weight.
- Keep your blood pressure healthy.
- Keep your total cholesterol healthy.
- Keep your blood sugar healthy.
For more health information see Garland ISD Health Services.
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