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GISD 2014 Bond Still in Effect

GISD 2014 Bond Still in Effect

Braedon Harris, Reporter

February 24, 2017

In 2014, Garland ISD passed a $455.5 million bond to enhance student safety, upgrade district technology and improve facilities. The bond put in place five phases, each of which include at least six bid packages. Each bid package contains between one and seven projects at multiple locations. “I think...

Morrison’s Departure From GISD

Morrison’s Departure From GISD

Riley Sims, Reporter

February 1, 2017

Bob Morrison officially resigned as Superintendent of Garland ISD on December 20. Morrison has worked for GISD since February 2013. The GISD school board announced his resignation without naming an interim superintendent. The school board took an hour of discussion before the public vote to acce...

NMSI Sessions Begin

Riley Sims, Reporter

December 1, 2016

The National Math Science Initiative (NMSI) study sessions are set to start in December. These large reviews for AP classes are held at different high schools, depending on the subject. They are available for AP Math, Science, and English classes. The first English session will be held on Dec. 3 at Naama...

Bond election affects band

Bond election affects band

Karla Romero, Reporter

November 21, 2014

Ruth Varghese As part of the GISD Bond that was passed on Nov. 4,  the school will receive money to put toward the fine arts programs, specifically band and orchestra. “They won’t purchase any instruments or anything like that with this money,” band director Todd Toney said. “It’s strictly construction, which is kinda nice, because the o...

Menu changes affect school community

Anahi Castro, Editor-in- Chief

November 5, 2014

     Food court manager Undrea Jones started working at the school last November when his boss asked him if he would mind transferring over to the school. Since his four children all graduated from the school, he immediately said yes. When Jones’ children came to the school, he would often hear ...

District takes proactive measures related to Ebola

District takes proactive measures related to Ebola

Anahi Castro, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2014

Yesterday Superintendent Bob Morrison sent a letter home to all GISD students informing everyone that parents at North Garland and Schrade Middle School were aboard the Frontier Airlines flight with the second healthcare worker that was diagnosed with the Ebola virus. Even though administrators told...

School board proposes new school start times

Elise Coleman, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2013

In light of recent studies suggesting that later start times improve student performance among high school students, school board president Larry Glick put the suggestion on the school board’s agenda at its Nov. 27 meeting.  The issue will not be voted on for some time until the other board members...

Staff editorial: GISD doesn’t need to change start times

December 18, 2013

During its Nov. 27 meeting, school board president Larry Glick presented the board with a proposal that would potentially change high school start times to around 9 a.m. This proposal comes during a national trend that schedules later start times for high school in order to improve student performance....