Back Elementary believes that art and music in the student's curriculum is important for critical thinking, enhanced problem-solving, good judgment, and teaching them that there is more than one way to tackle a project.  It promotes kindness and acceptance of diversity when the same art piece comes out differently for everyone or music means different things to different people.  The arts are a strong motivator in keeping students interested in school.

Art classroom

students in art class

Mrs. Pollay, the art teacher, helps students learn to:

  • Respect others

  • Experiment with new materials

  • Use observational skills

  • Self-evaluate their work

  • Make connections to the real world

  • Learn from mistakes

  • Clean up after themselves

  • Form an opinion

  • Envision solutions

  • See another point of view

  • Innovate

  • Think creatively 

Music classroom

music classroom

Mrs. Nelson, the music teacher, helps students explore new musical ideas through singing, movement, game play, and playing multiple instruments.  Use what talents you possess. The woods would be silent if no birds sang except those who sang best.

Be a Garland ISD VIP 

With a special VIP pass, community members can get free general admission to many athletic and Fine Arts events at district facilities.

Visit the Garland ISD VIP pass page for more details.

Clear Bag Policy

To help ensure a safe and respectful environment for guests, Garland ISD has put into effect a Clear Bag Policy for all GISD middle and high school athletic events and fine arts performances.  

Learn more on our Clear Bag Policy page.