Science and art collide

STEAM Challenge - Eiffel Tower : Using wooden popsicle sticks and any type of glue, build a model of the Eiffel Tower.The tower must be able to stand on its own four legs without the assistance of its builder(s) or other exterior supports.

Steam Challenge - Edible Car : Cars built of edible materials prior to competition. Must 'Look Like" a car and must operate on 3 or 4 rotating 'wheels'.

Steam Challenge - Duct Tape : You must follow the scientific method and practice your duct tape design BEFORE the competition. Teams will be provided with one large roll of duct tape. Teams will have 90 seconds to tape one of their team members to the wall. The team whose team member remains suspended from the wall for the longest period of time will be declared the winner.

Viking art program

Art for website

Find your creative side - Sign up for an Art Elective!

Contact Regina Milton or Jessica Nunez for more information.

Viking band program

Welcome to the Jackson Band! We believe that music is essential to a well-rounded education. While in band class, your student will learn much more than how to play an instrument. We aim to teach responsibility, motivation, determination, pride, and an understanding of music and art. Additionally, your child will learn important social skills, such as learning how to work together as an ensemble and how to cooperate in order to succeed. We hope that your student will not only grow as a musician and a student, but as a person.

Here at Jackson, we have three different bands. 7th and 8th graders will audition for the directors and be placed into the ensemble that best suits their abilities. In addition to that, we also have a Beginning Band for incoming band students, and a Jazz band.  Each band performs at various events throughout the year such as football games, pep rallies, concerts, and contests.

For further information please contact Mike Beasley or Emily Irvin.

Band Director: Emily Irvin

Viking choir program


Singing our way into your hearts!

Our Jackson Choir Winter Concert will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00pm at North Garland High School.  All choirs will perform on this concert!  Solo and Ensemble awards will be given out also!

The Sixth Grade Choir and our Jackson "Spirit" Show Choir will be performing during the Holiday season!

The A Cappella choir will be going on tour to five different Elementary schools to perform our Holiday music.  We will be going to Bradfield, Beaver, David, Watson and Bullock Elementary's.  It is always a fun time!

7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to attend a live performance of A Christmas Carol in downtown Dallas at the end of November.  It is always so exciting to see this awesome and famous musical.

2018 6th Grade Choir Festival

Garland ISD 6th Grade Choir Festival is held annually around the district. All of GISD Sixth Grade choirs perform at different locations, usually during the same week.

This year our Jackson choir performed at Garland HS with choirs from Bussey, Sellers, and Austin. Each choir performed two songs for the audience which included the other choirs and families.

Choir Director:

Viking orchestra program

Welcome to Jackson's Orchestra! Orchestra handbooks are given to students within the first two weeks of school. The handbook contains the Orchestra calendar dates in addition to many details about the Orchestra program. Please keep it on hand for reference. Students should also use their Jackson planning agendas for any additional communication for all classes. Please make sure that all students have the supplies needed for Orchestra class. An instrument and bow (rental info has been given to students), a lint-free cloth, rosin, a shoulder rest or rockstop, a method book ($10.00 for Beginning, $11.00 for Intermediate, and $10.00 for Advanced and Honors), and a 1/2" 3-ring black binder.

Private lessons are offered weekly at an extra cost. Please contact Roy Enriquez, Orchestra Director, for more information.

The Orchestra Uses the website to keep students up to date with sectionals, rehearsals, concerts and all other important dates, handouts and information. The school code is: JTCOrchestra and the password will be your childs ID number (6 digits.)

We also use remind so that you can get day before and day of reminders. All you have to do is text the class code to 81010 or look up the code on the app. The following are the class codes:

For all students (please join!) - @ee98gh

2nd period violin- @3ecgk9

3rd period Violin/Viola- @msrdelun

3rd period Cello/Bass- @3b2eed

4th period Intermediate- @9436e2

5th Period Honors- @gffd2h

6th period Intermediate- @msrdeluna

7th period Advanced- @bk24ef

8th period Violin/Viola- @72dg7h

The following are our google classroom codes. We post on these frequently with important reminders for each orchestra.

Beginning Violin and Viola- ppmqjrv

Beginning Cello/Bass (please join the violin/viola class above as well)- Cq3sk8

Intermediate- llp1l6

Advanced- 6bdm6g

Honors- Yyc0nmf

Contact Rebecca De Luna for more info on the Jackson orchestra program.

Orchestra Awards

Orchestra UIL Receives a SWEEPSTAKES for 2018!

Orchestra UIL is a concert and sight reading performance. Each competing group prepares three pieces of music which will be evaluated by three judges. The same group of kids will then enter a room where they will get 7 minutes (non-varsity) or 8 minutes (varsity) to perform a piece for the first time. Three judges will evaluate for accuracy.

The Intermediate, Advanced and Honors Orchestras all received the SUPERIOR rating in Concert and Sight Reading categories. This is called a SWEEPSTAKES and it was the first time in Jackson history for all three competing groups to do this! It was also the only school in the region to take three groups and receive this award.

Advanced and Honor Orchestra received UIL Sweepstakes in the years 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Intermediate has received Sweepstakes in the years 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018

Viking theater program and drama club


Theatre 1 {Beginning Theatre} (6th-8th grade) --> The goal of Beginning Theatre is to introduce various aspects of performance and technical theatre operations with real world applications. This class is a participation/project-based course. This means that students will be expected to participate in class projects/ performances.

Theatre 2 {Advanced Theatre} (7th/8th grade): [Pre-Requisite = Theatre 1] --> The goal of Advanced Theatre is to continue studying/applying various aspects of performance / technical theatre operations with real world applications. This class is a participation/project-based course. This means that students will be expected to participate in class projects/ performances.

Theatre 3 {Theatre Production} (7th/8th grade)[ Pre-Requisite = Theatre 1 and/or 2; plus an audition/tech interview] --> The goal of Theatre Production (Theatre 3) is to continue studying/applying various aspects of performance / technical theatre operations with real world applications. For the 8th graders in this class, we’ll also be getting you prepared for the areas of study you’ll have at High School.  This class is a participation/project-based course. This means that students will be expected to participate in class projects/ performances.


Theatre 3 {Theatre Production} competes in a One Act Middle School Festival every fall. 


Each level of theatre does some sort of public performance for friends and family. 

Theatre 1: Class Plays/Technical Theatre Design Showcase

Theatre 2: Murder Mystery Plays/Technical Theatre Design for Spring Musical

Theatre 3: One Act Competition Play and S.T.E.A.M. related play performance

Ms. Roberts also coaches a speech/drama competitive team during Extended Day and has drama club on Fridays. 

Also starting this year, Ms. Roberts will be working side by side with Jackson's Choir Director Mrs. Jagielski (during the spring semester). 

Theater Director: Heather Roberts

Scale Drawing

The Discovery STEMformation Program is already underway at Jackson, as fine arts classes take traditional subjects and shine new light on them. Students in beginning theatre learned the importance of scale and ratio and how it’s used in the world of theatre and design. Students not only learned how to convert scale and actual measurements, but they created their own scale drawings and made 3D scale models of classroom objects.

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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.