Garland ISD sees high-energy 2015-16 welcome

(GARLAND ISD, TX – August 26, 2015) High-fives, hugs and smiles were buzzing across Garland ISD as 71 campuses welcomed students to the first day of school Aug. 24.

“With innovative teacher trainings, exciting staff development activities and an inspiring Convocation, we were more than ready to greet students and kick off a new year,” said Superintendent Bob Morrison. “For weeks, our team of approximately 7,500 has been working diligently to make sure students have a great first day.”

Parents, grandparents and siblings also helped make “First Day 2015” a memorable event, accompanying their students to classrooms, capturing moments on camera and meeting new teachers. Dorsey Elementary School Principal Debbie Chisholm took her new staff on tour, stopping by every classroom to ensure the Wildcat community saw two new faces—Assistant Principal Denise Campbell and Counselor Kristin Holder.

New staff members were not the only introductions taking place in GISD. Several elementaries saw new art classrooms, while Weaver Elementary School launched its new Mandarin Chinese Language & Leadership magnet.

And after a busy, fun-filled first day, the GISD family is already looking forward to day two.

“Great first day, Hawks,” states Hudson Middle School’s Twitter page. “We can tell this will be a great year.”

Submitted by Caren Rodriguez, Garland Independent School District, Staff Writer.

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