In an effort to help reduce the worry, anxiety and financial burden that Christmas can bring to families in these difficult times, we have partnered with The Reindeer Project, a program sponsored by First Christian Church of Rowlett and supported by several other churches and organizations. Please consider your situation carefully and if you are in need of assistance with Christmas for your children (ages Birth - grade 12), complete this form and bring it back to the school counselor.
A representative of The Reindeer Project will contact you to set up an interview/registration time and place after this form has been returned. If you have already registered for assistance elsewhere, please do not apply. Thank you for your honesty and consideration in this matter. The program is open to GISD students and their families.
Please fill out this form and give it to your child’s school counselor as soon as possible, but no later than October 27.
Please join us, 8th grade parents, for an IB and Academy of Visual and Performing Arts information meeting at 6:30 p.m. on December 7th in the GHS cafeteria.
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
The search has started for a new superintendent and the Board of Trustees invites all GISD staff, families and community members to participate in the process.
The public is invited to complete our survey by July 21 to provide feedback regarding the desired qualities in a new superintendent.
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
GISD Athletics Summer Camp for basketball, football, volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer, strength and conditioning are available for elementary and secondary students from June 8-August 5.
Camp registration and information
Camps will take place at the high schools and are divided by age group.
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.