Thursday, April 30, 2015

Career Day at Adams

​Adams Middle School hosted its annual career day on Friday. The event was organized by counselors, Jessica Johnson and Schavonda Burton-Johnson. Over 40 presenters engaged and inspired Adams Middle School students by sharing their accomplishments and journeys to success. Professionals ranged from Grand Prairie's mayor, political figures,  engineers, business owners, pilots, radio personalities, police, fire fighters and many others. The awesome event was used to help student focus on career exploration and college readiness. 

Garcia Star Buck Store

Garcia Elementary opened their Star Buck store this week. Teachers passed out star bucks to students that were showing academic growth, completing all homework, and those that have improved their test scores. School Counselor Mrs. Swanigan had many toys that the students could buy. The store also taught them how to count money correctly and spend their money wisely. Go Toros!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

South & SGP9 Show Appreciation to their Administrative Professional Satff

SGPHS Counselors appreciate their Administrative Professionals.

SGP9 Appreciates Their Administrative Professionals

SGP9 celebrated our amazing Administrative Professionals yesterday with flowers, mini-bundt cakes, thank you notes, and a duty-free lunch. We truly appreciate Mrs. Gentry, Mrs. Chmielewski, Ms. Curry, and Mr. Lee for everything they do for our Warrior staff and students.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

STAAR Motivation!!!

NFL Player Visits Daniels

Former NFL player Devin Wyman spoke to 5th grade Daniels students encouraging them to do well on their STAAR test.

STAAR Motivation at Daniels

Watch Daniels' STAAR Motivation basketball/volleyball games featuring our fearless leader Mr. Morrow and his All-STAAR staff.  The students had a blast and enjoyed seeing their teachers sweat it out on the court. Video 1. Video 2.


And, students were energized as the Mavs Mascots provided 5 Tid-Bits for successful testing. They also gave away Maverick memorabilia for correct answers.

GPFAA Support

High schoolers at GPFAA wrote words of confidence to their middle school buddies. Testers can take one of the notes of encouragement with them. We love that our kids support one another.


Daniels, May the Scores Be With You

The week was filled with a variety of activities to motivate our students as they reviewed for the upcoming STAAR.  Thanks to all the students and staff members who participated.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Garcia STAAR Rally

Garcia STAAR Rally

From GP we had the drill team, cheerleaders, football players, and the drumline. We also had Miss White Settlement’s Ady Lee Forrester (former Toro).


Thanks to all for encouraging our students to be great and pass STAAR.

SGP9 Career Friday

SGP9 Career Friday

SGP9 hosted another Career Friday featuring scientists and Professional Development Coordinators, Nicole Bates and Dustin Miller, from the Perot Museum. Our students received valuable, first-hand information about different career opportunities available in museums. They also did an experiment making their own clouds and were able to observe Madagascan Cockroaches.


The SGP9 Counselors and students appreciate the time and effort that the Perot Museum Scientists put in their presentation. We look forward to our future Career Friday presentations geared towards Military and Law Enforcement careers.