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July 2015

Dear Jackson Parents and Students, 

 Summer greetings from Jackson! The start of school is around the corner. We want to give you important information that will help you plan for the new year. The first day of the 2015-2016 school year will be Monday, August 24. 

We have many exciting changes in store for our students this year! Our leadership team has undergone a major change as both Mr. Bruman and Mrs. Nolan received promotions to other GISD campuses. 

I would like to introduce our new Assistant Principals:

  • Terri Osborne who comes to us from Barbara Cardwell Academy in Irving ISD.
  • Adrian Hernandez who is coming from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas ISD. 

We are excited to welcome them along with a few other new teachers and staff. 

Please mark your calendar for our Viking Camp for all 6th graders and any new 7th or 8th graders who have never attended Jackson. 

  • Students whose last names begin with A-L will attend the orientation on Saturday, August 22 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
  • Students whose last names begin with M-Z will attend the orientation on Saturday, August 22 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Information about Jackson and our policies and procedures will be presented. Students will have a chance to open their lockers, find their classes, tour the school and be introduced to that Viking Pride! It will be a fun day. 

The orientation is for students only.  We will, however, include parent information meetings – for parents of A-L it will occur at the start of the A-L camp at 9:00am (you may leave after the meeting and come back to pick up your child at noon) and for parents of M-Z it will occur at the end of the M-Z camp at 3:00pm (arrive for the meeting and then take your child with you at 4pm). 

See you soon!

David Dunphy


Jackson Technology Center


Jackson Honor Students : Required Summer Reading

The first week of school English teachers will outline projects that students complete during the first grading period. Teachers also discuss the test that will be given. Both items are based on the wonderful books from our summer reading list.

Students please finish reading your assigned books prior to the first day of school, August 24, 2015.

NOTE: Students should keep a Character Chart and a Log of the 8-10 Most Important Events to help with the project that will be assigned the first week of school.   

6th Grade

"The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate


7th Grade (Choose One)

"The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle" by Avi

"Splendors and Glooms" by Laura Amy Schlitz


8th Grade

"Walls Within Walls" by Maureen Sherry


2015 Viking of the Year Nominees

Congratulations to this special group of students! Teachers nominated the students based on their academic performances, school spirit and acts of good citizenship throughout the year.

Please send a round of applause for this year's Nominees for Jackson Technology Center's 2015 Viking of the Year.

Jackson PTA Wins Top Award 2014-2015

Congratulations to our WONDERFUL PTA members and families!

What a wonderful luncheon with Garland ISD Council of PTAs!



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