Category: Month: August 2019

patty bustamante arlington isd specialized learning services

“You’re the Inspiration” Inspires Career in Education

August 29, 2019
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If you’re a 40 something in the Arlington ISD and have questions about song lyrics from the magical 1980s, Patty Bustamante is your go-to person in the district. Bustamante, who became the district’s executive director of specialized learning services last year, isn’t just a fan of that kind of music, she’s pretty much a scholar.…

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Operation Graduation Let's Make it Happen

Operation Graduation, AISD encourages students to enroll

August 25, 2019
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With the goal of 100 percent of students graduating exceptionally prepared in mind, the Arlington ISD will host its annual Operation Graduation walk on Saturday, Sept. 7 to encourage students to re-enroll in school. Keeping students in school is integral to their lifelong success as well as the continued prosperity of the Arlington community. The…

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New Arlington College and Career High School

New Arlington College and Career High School Opens

August 23, 2019
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See photos of the new Arlington College and Career High School (ACCHS). The brand-new school opened on Monday for its first class of 9th graders. Funds from the 2014 Bond program helped turn the former home of Venture High School into the new ACCHS. After months of construction, the campus has an entirely new look…

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Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos on WFAA's Inside Politics

Watch Arlington ISD Superintendent on WFAA’s Inside Texas Politics

August 22, 2019
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Watch Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos on WFAA’s Inside Texas Politics discuss the AISD’s Texas Education Agency accountability (TEA) rating and the proposed $966 million bond program. WFAA Anchor Jason Whitely started the discussion by congratulating Dr. Cavazos on the AISD’s B rating, up from a C last year. Dr. Cavazos attributed progress to…

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New concrete drive construction at Ditto Elementary

Tons of concrete poured at Arlington ISD schools this summer

August 16, 2019
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Aug. 16, 2019 – It was the summer of concrete in the Arlington ISD. Many schools had new concrete poured while school was out, from concrete drives and parking lots to improved sidewalks and ramps. The schools in the photos – Kooken Education Center, Ditto Elementary and Carter, Boles and Bailey junior highs – are just five of the more than 25 schools…

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Five ways to survive the first day of kindergarten

August 16, 2019
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Your baby is ready for their first day of kindergarten in the Arlington ISD.   But are you?   Letting your child out of your sight for an entire day as they start their AISD education might seem scary as they meet teachers for the first time. Sit next to kids who could end up being friends for the rest of their lives. And in some…

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Five ways to have a successful first day of school

August 16, 2019
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The first day of school is finally here, which probably comes as a relief to some parents and with a sense of sadness to some students who probably got used to their wonderful summer sleep schedules and the sharpening of their Fortnite skills.  We want you to have a great first day in the Arlington ISD and we’ve…

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TEA Scores Arlington ISD an 86 in Accountability Rating

August 15, 2019
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Today, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released their 2019 school accountability ratings across the state. The Arlington ISD received an overall grade of 86. The ratings, the second under the A-F system, include three categories of measurement – student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. The Score:  The 86 marks an eight-point improvement over…

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