ConnectEd May/June 2017 - Page 4

4 1 2 3 Thanks to the efforts of students and employees, GISD is proud to announce that it is home to 65 ENERGY STAR recertified facilities —more than any other school district in Texas. Congratulations to GISD’s 2017 Dell Scholars, Isabel Martinez from Garland High School and Karmen Ramirez from North Garland High School. The seniors joined an elite group of just 403 college-bound students who will each receive $20,000, a laptop and ongoing educational support. 5 For the eighth time, GISD was named one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants. Got Milk? GISD celebrated approximately 70 retirees for their 1,572 combined years of service in the district at the annual Retirement Banquet in April. 4 connected Selected for its college and career readiness efforts, Naaman Forest High School was named a finalist for the 2017 Hobsons Education Advances Awards. 7 Increasing its nu eating breakfast High Schoo and received a v Travis Fred cafeteria line, po