GHS students, Briyani Balleza, Crystal Robles and Abrielle Williams spent Friday, November 10, 2017, "shadowing" people in the real world of work. The second annual Job Shadowing Event, organized by the Garland Chamber of Commerce, matches up local employers/organizations with interested students to allow select students an opportunity to actually "shadow" employees on the job.
Briyani Balleza, pictured at right, spent the day with two wonderful employees at Montclair Senior Living. These wonderful women allowed her to see the business aspects and the health care side of this local business. Briyani was even allowed to interact with residents as they had their blood pressure taken. When asked about her day at Montclair she replied, "It was a great experience and I would do it again!"
Abrielle Williams shadowed members of the IT Department for the City of Garland. She comments, "I had a great experience because the IT staff were very friendly and taught me what they do for the City of Garland. I am very glad that I participated in the Job Shadowing Event."
Crystal Robles is pictured at left with a photo from the GarlandPD Twitter page. Crystal was so excited when she was chosen to shadow police officers and said, "She had a wonderful day and would love to do it again."
Thank you to all the companies who shared their time and knowledge with our students!
See below for the general school hours for 2017-18.
Pre-Kindergarten (revised June 29, 2017)
8:10 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. for Morning Pre-Kindergarten
12:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. for Afternoon Pre-Kindergarten
8:10 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
8:50 a.m. - 4 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Gilbreath-Reed Career & Technical Center
- 7:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Early dismissal times
- Elementary School - 1:25 p.m.
- Middle School - 2:05 p.m.
- High School - 12:40 p.m.
Printable school hours fliers
Printable school year calendars
Campus Needs Assessment Survey
The surveys below were designed to provide schools and the district with data useful for evaluating needs in order to develop campus improvement plans. Your survey participation is very important to ensure accurate and useful data. As you answer the questions, please base your answers on your experiences only at the school that you'll select below. Questions about staff or adults at the school refer to all staff - administrators, teachers, teaching assistants, counselors, and other certified and classified staff. Please note that all responses are anonymous.
On February 1st, the Susan and Michael Dell Foundation released its list of roughly 1,000 Dell Scholarship semifinalists, and we are so excited to share that we have three (3) AVID Seniors in the running! Three hundred (300) students will each go on to win a $20,000 scholarship, a laptop, and other resources for college success. It is a tremendous honor to have multiple students make it to the final selection round, so please join us in extending a huge congratulations to:
- Hector Cazarez
- Isabel Martinez, and
- Amberlyn Torres.
If interested, more information on the scholarship can be found on the Dell Scholars website. Thank you so much for supporting all of our AVID students’ college dreams.
GHS has 14 National Merit Commended Students. Students who earned this honor are Gabrielle Alovera, Zain Hamid, Rebecca Harrison, Desiree Lopez, Luz Martinez-Lucas, Salvador Neri, Jessica Nguyen, Emma Parker, Katherine Ryce, Caleb Shi, Mabel Thai, Patrick Vu, Victor Vu, and Francisco Zapata-Alvarez.
Congratulations to all.
Dr. Adolph Brown Spring GISD Parent University
Garland, TX 75040-2734
Garland ISD will receive a visit from internationally-recognized and sought after speaker Dr. Adolph Brown. All GISD students, families, and staff are encouraged to attend.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for complimentary pizza, drinks, and cookies. Presentation begins at 6 p.m.
Students will be using new calculators in middle and high school math classes. The TI-Nspire CX (Non-CAS version) is replacing the T1-84 calculators used in years past. If you plan on purchasing a calculator for home use, consider purchasing the TI-Nspire for easier coordination with classroom activities.
There are a variety of forms that must be completed before a student can participate in school athletics. These forms need to be submitted through the RankOneSport online system...Learn more
Due to the Sunday night incident at the Curtis Culwell Center, Advanced Placement testing will not be held there Monday, May 4. Students should instead report to their high school campus.