ConnectEd May/June 2017 - Page 5

6 8 Thank you for helping GISD win the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge large school district title for the second year in a row. Last year’s win helped fund health education kits available to campuses and departments. Missed any end-of-year events? Relive celebrations via GRS-TV’s YouTube page: youtube.com/garlandisdnews . Now I do, and with breakfast, too! umber of students t by 13 percent, Garland ol won a districtwide contest visit from Dallas Cowboys center derick . He served milk in the osed for selfies and even signed 9 10 Supporting innovative teaching and learning, the Garland ISD Education Foundation (GEF) awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships and grants to students and staff during 2016-17. In addition, the annual GEF Golf Tournament and Employee Giving Campaign raised $157,344 to fund even more scholarships and grants. Sachse High School students and the Sachse Fire Department have partnered to bring a 21st-century training experience to first responders. Students are building a virtual reality, interactive simulation that will allow trainees to drive through the actual city of Sachse, manipulate a fire engine and firefighting equipment, and respond to emergencies. may/june 2017