Month: November 2019
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…Read More about Sam Houston ensemble performs soundtrack for JFK documentary premiere.
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…Read More about A Day in the Life of Arlington ISD Principal Ginger Polster.
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…Read More about Former Student Gifts Kindness Benches to Arlington ISD.
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…Read More about Arlington ISD Helps Alleviate Student Loan Debt.
Nov. 15, 2019 – Ten months ago, construction started in muddy fields next to AT&T Stadium. Today, the structures of the future Arlington ISD Fine Arts Center and Athletics Complex are standing. Construction of the AISD Fine Arts Center and Athletics Complex is proceeding well and reached the topping out point in early November. Both…Read More about Fine Arts Center & Athletics Complex.
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…Read More about Choice Builds Satisfaction.
In the Arlington ISD, we believe our success depends on an engaged community. That’s where our volunteers come in. For an hour a week to a few hours a day, you can make a difference on our campuses by giving any amount of time you have available! Here are a few out-of-the-ordinary ways you can…Read More about 5 Ways to Volunteer in the Arlington ISD.
Award-winning teacher Jared Cole could have a life as a salesman if he ever decides to leave Arlington College and Career High School (ACCHS). When asked to best sum up the reason to go to Arlington’s newest school, his answer was a best seller. “The preparedness for college,” said Cole, who came to ACCHS from…Read More about ACCHS Now Accepting Applications.
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…Read More about Topping out ceremony celebrates construction progress of Fine Arts Center and Athletics Complex.
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…Read More about Bailey Junior High Wins Award from Texas Whole Child.