Category Archives: Schools

Grand Prairie Hight School assistant principal nominated for Sterling Shining Star Award


Brenda Fox, Assistant Principal of Grand Prairie High School, has been nominated as a 2017-2018 Sterling Shining Star Award Nominee. The Sterling Shining Star Award is an annual program that recognizes and rewards school district employees that go above and beyond to support children in our schools.

GPHS football coach Gary Bartel named Grand Prairie ISD Athletic Director

Grand Prairie ISD announced Thursday that Gary Bartel has been named as the District’s new Executive Director of Athletics. Bartel has been Head Football Coach/Athletic Coordinator at Grand Prairie High School since 2004. He takes the position following the resignation of Troy Mathieu who has accepted the athletic director position in Dallas ISD.

Grand Prairie ISD named to Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Grand Prairie ISD is one of 28 school districts in Texas honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.

Capital One and Heart of America partner to provide Young Women’s Leadership Academy with innovative Tech Lab

A drone was used to cut the ribbon to open the new Technology Lab at the Yound Women’s Leadership Academy. ©Bob Fitch – 2017

Rather than hosting a normal ribbon cutting ceremony, the staff at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) at Arnold utilized a drone to fly through the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of its new Technology Lab.