Month: November 2019

Sam Houston High School percussion ensemble practice for world premiere of new JFK documentary

Sam Houston ensemble performs soundtrack for JFK documentary premiere

November 22, 2019
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SPECIAL ENCORE PERFORMANCE Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 7 p.m. Free Event | Sam Houston High School Café Due to the overwhelming community response, we are happy to announce a special, one night only, encore performance of three world premieres presented by the Sam Houston High School Percussion Ensemble in collaboration with the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza…

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Principal Polster Day in the life

A Day in the Life of Arlington ISD Principal Ginger Polster

November 20, 2019
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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for principals like Ginger Polster who you’ll meet through her “day in the life” account below. We didn’t ask Mrs. Polster to write this blog post. After all, she’s busy running the state-of-the-art Dan Dipert Career + Technical Center in the heart of Arlington where some 6,000 junior…

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Kindness Benches

Former Student Gifts Kindness Benches to Arlington ISD

November 18, 2019
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Sam Houston High School graduate Thasunda Brown Duckett, who is now the CEO of Chase Consumer Banking, is organizing a fundraising campaign to purchase kindness benches that will be installed at all 53 Arlington ISD elementary schools. The Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, which is named for Duckett’s parents, will fundraise to provide more than…

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Arlington ISD Helps Alleviate Student Loan Debt

Arlington ISD Helps Alleviate Student Loan Debt

November 15, 2019
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The numbers are staggering. According to a credit.com report, the total student loan debt in the United States is $1.52 trillion with the average student loan debt more than $30,000 per student. While those national numbers are eye-popping, the numbers in Texas are just as bad. The state ranks behind only California for student-loan balances…

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Stressed Student

Choice Builds Satisfaction

November 13, 2019
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John Spencer and A.J. Juliani, authors of Empower, say, “Students continue to fall into the same trap year after year with traditional schooling. They rarely have the chance to choose their learning path in school and routinely treat school like a ‘job’ instead of the most valuable learning experience they will ever have. By the…

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Dr. Cavazos and others sign final beam at Fine Arts Center/Athletics Complex topping out ceremony

Topping out ceremony celebrates construction progress of Fine Arts Center and Athletics Complex

November 7, 2019
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Nov. 7, 2019 – A topping out ceremony at the Arlington ISD’s future Fine Arts Center and Athletics Complex yesterday celebrated construction progress and a good safety record for all workers. Senior administrators from AISD joined leaders from architect HKS and construction manager Adolfson & Peterson Construction, along with the entire work crew, for lunch…

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Bailey Junior High Wins Award

Bailey Junior High Wins Award from Texas Whole Child

November 7, 2019
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Bailey Junior High was honored with the 2019 Texas Whole Child Aspiring School Award in late October during the Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference in Irving. The school received a $2,500 grant for earning the award. Bailey earned the award by ensuring a healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged learning environment…

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