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6 Partnering with El Centro College and the Garland Fire Department to offer the Triple Credit Model Fire Academy, GISD’s Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center was recently named a Star Award winner by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 7 TOP The U.S. 2020 Census is right around the corner. Learn how the census impacts Garland ISD schools and the community at . 8 Sachse High School is just one of five schools in Texas and 100 nationwide to earn $15,000 in technology and classroom materials as a State Winner in the 2019-20 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. 10 9 Adding esports clubs at all seven high schools, as well as the GRCTC, GISD became the largest school district to have all its high schools compete for a state champion title and advance to the playoffs. Join us for the second annual GISD Dyslexia Symposium from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 15 at Naaman Forest High School. Topics include bilingual dyslexia education, handwriting, word sound structure awareness, higher-order thinking strategies, technology and more. 2019–20 // Issue III 4