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Please Change your Calendars:

NEW Date: April 16th: 2nd Annual AVID Soccer Night Tournament

FUN RUN this weekend! Don't miss out! Join us on Saturday, April 11th 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

AVID Summer Bridge 

What is AVID Summer Bridge? 

The AVID Summer Bridge is an enrichment program open to Garland ISD Middle School students and is designed to accelerate math skills. The Bridge curriculum includes the integration of WICOR strategies such as Cornell note-taking, interactive notebooks, writing and vocabulary activities.

Team building helps to engage the students in deep learning of math concepts. The engaging, interactive lessons and collaborative activities incorporate math strategies and apply them to real life applications.

Parents - DUE DATE is approaching quickly!

Friday, April 10, 2015 is the last day to turn in Summer Bridge Application to your child's Math Teacher. You can download a copy of the application here. 

Dates: June 9-23, 2015 

Locations: Austin, Lyles and Webb middle schools. 

8th Grade High School Orientation

Please Note: All orientations are held in the high school Auditoriums.

GISD Guidance & Counseling High School Orientation Schedule & Information

 Thur  3/26

 Naaman  Forest  HS

        6:30  p.m.


 Mon  3/30  North  Garland  HS          6:00  p.m.  website 
 Mon  4/06  Garland  HS      6:00  p.m.  website
 Mon  4/13  Lakeview  Centennial  Hs             5:00  p.m.  website
 Mon  4/13  Sachse HS           6:30  p.m.  website
 Tues  4/14  South  Garland  HS          5:30  p.m.  website

JUMPSTART your High School Courses

Get a jumpstart on earning high school credits!  We will be offering online courses in Personal Fitness, Health, and Speech. You will earn 1/2 credit towards graduation!

Registration for these classes began on Monday, March 23rd, so come get an application in Mrs. Ragsdale’s office before you leave school!

All applications are DUE in your counselor's office by Friday, March 27th

  • Students must be passing all classes. 
  • Students may not be in danger of failing for the year or STAAR.
  • Students may choose ONE class to take.

Courses will be held three days per week from 4 p.m - 5:30 p.m. 

Coursework Dates: April 6th – May 13th 

These classes are also offered in Summer School, but the fees are $125 per ½ credit …

Jumpstart is FREE. Come join us and get a headstart on your high school credits!


Upcoming Seminar: Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

For your convenience we will have two sessions:

Noon - 1:00 p.m. and 7 p.m.-8:00 p.m

Jackson Library

Ann Noska invites parents of Jackson students to this seminar. Learn how to follow a step-by-step guide for successful communication with those attending the Parent-Teacher conferences.


PTA Announces FUN RUN 2015

Mark your calendars for the Annual Viking FUN RUN on Saturday, April 11th, 2015.

Get here early.

The FUN RUN begins at 10:00 a.m. and the event concludes at 1:00 p.m.

This year's event promises to be challenging with inflatables and obstacles galore!  

  • 45 Foot Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • 65 Foot Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Giant TWISTER-style Game
  • Climbing Walls
  • Tunnels to Navigate
  • Slime to Slog Through (if you dare!)
  • Surprises along the way that you won't see coming...
  • POST Race: Special appearance by Turtle the Painting Pit Bull  

We are proud to welcome In-N-Out Burger and Kona Ice as our guest vendors. 

$20 Entry Fee includes cool Fun Run T-shirt and food from both guest vendors! 

Entry Forms are available in the Front Office and HERE. 

Entry Forms and Race Fee are DUE by April 1st in order to receive your Race Day T-shirt.  

The Annual Viking Fun Run is open to anyone and everyone! Friends and family are welcome to attend and participate in the run. Food will be available for anyone and can be purchased with food tickets sold at the event. 

Plan on spending the day with lots of great Jackson kids and families!

Mission Impossible FUN RUN Information


2nd Annual AVID Soccer Tournament


Jackson Technology Center for Math and Science is hosting its 2nd Annual AVID Soccer Night Tournament.

The tournament will take place on Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. We will have food, fun and prizes. It is a 4-on-4 tournament that will help support our AVID program. It is an opportunity for parents and families to come out and learn about the AVID program and how it benefits your child's future!

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a collegepreparatory class that teachers students study habits, note taking strategies, and test taking strategies.

AVID field trips include visits to local colleges and community service events. The students participate in tutorials every Tuesday and Thursday, mentored by college students that are hired and trained by the district.

Soccer and AVID - great opportunities for your student! Please come out, cheer for your favorite team, enjoy the food AND see how AVID changes the lives of our students. AMAZING is one way we describe the program!

Tournament Information, Rules and Registration Form



Yearbooks may be purchased before school and during lunches!

It's only $25 for a book of memories! Look at these VINTAGE covers!



Cycle Recovery Calendar

YOUR Success is OUR Goal


Texas Education Agency

2013-14 Federal Report Card for Texas Public Schools


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



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