Education
Teachers excited to have children back in classrooms

Teachers excited to have children back in classrooms

Whitt Elementary School fourth-grade math teacher Mad­ison Shattuck missed the con­ventional rhythms of classroom instruction last year. “Excited is mainly what I am,” she said about the return to normal classroom teaching this year, when teachers will have classes in...

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GISD to offer free lunch

GISD to offer free lunch

Every Garland ISD student will have access to free, nu­tritious meals every school day throughout the 2021-22 school year. A student’s household in­come would typically need to meet eligibility requirements to qualify for free or re­duced-price meals. This year,...

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Students learn valuable skills from national group

Students learn valuable skills from national group

Camryn Shupe considered herself lacking a certain charac­teristic before her involvement with SkillsUSA. That trait — confidence — has grown since she started with the national organization that seeks to help secondary school and college students build per­sonal and...

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Wylie ISD to phase out remote learning

Wylie ISD to phase out remote learning

Wylie ISD won’t provide remote learning this school year, but trustees at the June meeting learned about some options for parents concerned about sending their children to in-person classes in the fall. House Bill 1468, which tar­geted remote learning, was not...

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Educator looks back with fondness on career

Educator looks back with fondness on career

When longtime teachers leave the profession, many if not all leave with lasting mem­ories. For Wylie High School re­tiree Teri Harrington, who re­tired at the end of the 2020-21 school year, those 23 years of memories came inside and out­side the classroom. Harrington...

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Trustees approve district budget

Trustees approve district budget

In a unanimous decision, Garland ISD trustees voted to approve the 2021-22 bud­get during the June 22 regular meeting. The total budget is $640.8 million, compared to last year’s budget of $649 million. The budget is divided into three parts: $543 million for the...

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Teacher enjoyed connections in classrooms

Teacher enjoyed connections in classrooms

Steve Boatman met a reali­ty this winter he had not dealt with in decades. He was not in school. Whether as a student or teacher, Boatman has been in a place of learning since he was a boy, stretching back to the 1960s. Boatman retired mid-year from Wylie ISD’s Whitt...

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GISD students attend youth summit

GISD students attend youth summit

Several Garland ISD stu­dents had the opportunity to present ideas on various ways to facilitate student reengage­ment post-COVID-19 during the Congressional Award and Youth Leadership Summit. The event, held from June 14 – 17 at the Gilbreath-Reed Career and...

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GISD student makes district history

GISD student makes district history

Herfurth Elementary School student Ariana Mar­tinez Hueda set a district record by becoming the first Garland ISD student to win the Region 10 Third Grade Spanish Spelling Bee. The nine-year-old won the title after besting competitors from seven North Texas...

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