Saturday, April 13, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Williams Stadium

PreK-K, get ready to explore Garland ISD! You're invited to our Explore GISD Fair, where our community can learn about our innovative programs all while having fun. Families will have the opportunity to chat with staff from all of our elementary campuses and prekindergarten centers, as well as:

  • Enroll in the district
  • Play fun, interactive games
  • Enjoy local food from food trucks like La Taco Trona, Kona Ice, and more
  • Get connected to community resources and organizations like the Perot Museum, Girl Scouts, and more
  • Schedule immunization appointments for qualified students

Come explore the world of opportunities our district has to offer our students. At GISD, it's your choice and journey! #TheGISDEffect

View a printable version of the PreK-K Explore map

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A map of the Explore tables and more.
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More about the event

The Explore event will feature a multitude of organizations and schools. All of the campuses and a water station will be located inside of the stadium. Everything else will be located outside of the stadium.

Food Trucks

  • Fire For the Lord BBQ
  • Kona Ice
  • La Taco Trona
  • Travelin Tom's Coffee Truck

Other booths

  • Check-in station and entrance
  • Child Care Group
  • Girl Scouts
  • GISD Council of PTAs
  • GISD Littles Club
  • GISD PreK-K Curriculum
  • Grillmaster station
  • Garland Public Library
  • myON
  • Perot Museum
  • Rowlett Public Library
  • Sachse Dance
  • Univision
  • Enrollment station
  • Child Find
  • Petting Zoo
  • Police, Fire department, and SWAT
  • Reading with Rodney Bus
  • GISD Communications & Public Relations department
  • GISD Family & Community Engagement department
  • GISD Magnet Programs department
  • GISD Multilingual Programs department
  • GISD Student Services Clinic department
  • GISD Transportation department

Campus table numbers

  1.  Abbett ES
  2. Armstrong ES
  3. Back ES
  4. Beaver MST
  5. Bradfield ES
  6. Bullock ES
  7. Caldwell ES
  8. Carver ES
  9. Cisneros Pre-K
  10. Club Hill ES
  11. Cooper ES
  12. Couch ES
  13. Daugherty ES
  14. Davis ES
  15. Dorsey ES
  16. Etheridge ES
  17. Freeman at Golden Meadows ES
  18. Handley ES
  19. Heather Glen ES
  20. Herfurth ES
  21. Hickman ES
  22. Hillside Academy
  23. Keeley ES
  24. Kimberlin Academy
  25. Liberty Grove ES
  26. Lister ES
  27. Luna ES
  28. Montclair ES
  29. Northlake ES
  30. Parsons Pre-K
  31. Pearson ES
  32. Roach ES
  33. Rowlett ES
  34. Sewell ES
  35. Shorehaven ES
  36. Shugart ES
  37. Southgate ES
  38. Spring Creek ES
  39. Steadham ES
  40. Stephens ES
  41. Toler ES
  42. Vial Classical Center
  43. Walnut Glen Academy
  44. Watson MST
  45. Weaver ES
  46. Williams ES

Enroll in Early Childhood

Ready to join the GISD family? Here are some tips:

  • Our Tips to Help You Choose page offers helpful information for making school choices.
  • See our program offerings and more on our Early Childhood page.
  • Campus choices can be made from April 1-16 in Avela Apply. You can also apply for a magnet program until April 19.
    • If your student is already in GISD Pre-K: Check your email for your Avela account login details and see the How Choice Works page for more information. 
    • If your student is not enrolled in GISD: Visit the Enroll a Student page to get started.