All about specials

In addition to the regular, academic classes, Shugart students attend other specialty classes. Those classes include art, music, computer, library  and physical education. Our dedicated team of specials' teachers work hard to make sure the students reach their physical fitness and creative goals. The specials teachers include the following: Monica Black, Ilsen Carillo, Sherry Knickerbocker, Alice Uloth, Emily Bedell, and Alexander Opland. They keep busy by supporting class room teachers. Students who attend Shugart may also consider becoming part of our after school art and music clubs. 

Physical education

One of the best things we can do to protect the health of our students involves physical activity. Recess is important. Not only do students get to revitalize by moving around, they also get to get fresh air and have a little fun, too. They take all of the skills they learn in PE and put them to good use. 

Art all around us

Art is all around us - incorporated in things we see and do every day. Our students are being challenged to find how art is used outside of school. Students do not have to go to art shows or museums to see great examples. Students can see art everywhere like in grocery stores, at movies theaters, and even at restaurants. We want students to be aware of these examples and to keep track of them. From the designs on their clothes to the billboards they see, art is everywhere.  

Music fun

In music club,  Mrs. Bedell teaches fourth and fifth grade students to express their creativity through music and dance.  These students practice for our school programs, and they get ready for district competitions. Music club meets once per week, after school.  Students delve more deeply into lessons about rhythms, types of music and dance, and musical instruments. Students have the opportunities to participate in various extracurricular projects throughout the school year. 


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.