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6 Health Fair and Back-to-School Rally ready to serve thousands Garland ISD and the NAACP Garland Unit invite you to attend the 2017 Health Fair and Back-to-School Rally from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Curtis Culwell Center. This one-stop resource will equip families with back-to-school basics, including school supplies for preregistered attendees and more: • Free clothing and school uniforms for students • GISD and community resource booths • Health screenings for cholesterol, glucose, diabetes, blood pressure, vision and more • Student and parent education seminars • Games, interactive demonstrations and more For additional information, contact Carol Blakes at 972-381-5044, ext. 4, or email [email protected] On-the-job training available for all sixth-graders The district’s new Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center (GRCTC) will open its doors Aug. 28, welcoming juniors and seniors enrolled in advanced-level Career and Technical Education courses. But the GRCTC will also house a hands-on learning opportunity for middle schoolers. Garland ISD and Junior Achievement of Dallas have partnered to host North Texas’ first BizTown®, allowing all sixth-graders to run a simulated city as citizens, workers and consumers. Featuring 14 real-world storefronts, such as Wells Fargo, AT&T, Toyota and American Airlines, middle schoolers complete 19 interactive classroom lessons before their daylong JA BizTown® visit. While there, students experience entrepreneurship, civic duty and financial education through working jobs, electing a mayor, obeying laws, opening a bank account and earning a paycheck. Parent, business and community volunteers also bring a dose of reality, serving as mentors and resources during the operation of the city. Reflection lessons follow the visit, concluding this enlightening program. Providing valuable and memorable learning experiences, JA BizTown® is not only open to GISD sixth-graders but to others across Dallas-Fort Worth as well. Learn more about JA BizTown® on the district website at . r2017: nburg r2017: #Summe mer Bridge m u AVID S On the C September Attendance Awareness Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 19 11 8 4 LABOR DAY connected College Day/Night Patriot Day International Literacy Day 15 18-22 Cybersafety Week Hispanic Heritage Month Begins 28 Grading Period Ends 22 First Day of Autumn 29 Grading Period Begins