Art class

Handley scholars in art class.

Panther artists create the future!

My name is Miss Zander, and this is my 12th year teaching, my 9th year teaching art, and my experience ranges from elementary to college level.  I am excited to be a part of the amazing environment that is Handley Elementary.

Panther Pride, It’s Inside!

Things will be a little bit different in the art studio this year. Scholars will still have choice within their projects while also covering all required elements of knowledge and skills within the Art TEKS.  We will be working on listening, following directions, creative expression, and building our abilities as artists.  We will integrate cross curricular elements throughout our art and build connections to the way art is used in everyday life.


Music class

music room at handley

Welcome to Music!

Mrs. Shindle

Handley Panthers in the House! 
Handley Panthers in the House!
What do we do? 
We Sing. We Move. We Play.
How do we do it? 
Focus.  Listen.  Learn. 
Like good musicians do.
Making music beautifully all the way through!

My name is Mrs. Shindle and I am the music teacher at Handley STEM Elementary School. This is my 18th year of teaching elementary music and I couldn’t be more excited to spend this year with the students and families at Handley.  In music, we will work hard to become musically literate through singing, moving, and playing instruments.  Most importantly, we will foster a LOVE of music.  In music we agree to show respect and good manners at all times.  We also agree to care for everyone and everything.  Let’s work together to have a great year in music!

We Sing!  We Move!  We Play!

To make sure that we make the most of our time in music, the following expectations and consequences are in place.


  • Show respect and good manners at all times.
  • Care for everyone and everything.


  • Three strikes equal one mark.
  • Three marks equal one behavior report.
  • Three behavior reports equal an office referral.

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.