Category: Month: July 2020

Bilingual Pre-K

Bilingual Pre-K Teaches Students in English and Spanish Languages

July 17, 2020
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Bilingual Pre-K Delivers English and Spanish Instruction Where can a four-year-old learn to read and write in Spanish while also learning English and having a lot of fun? The Arlington ISD’s bilingual Pre-K program, offered at 25 elementary schools. “In Arlington ISD we embrace and respect other cultures and celebrate diversity,” said Dr. Jackeline Orsini,…

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Governor Greg Abbott

Governor Greg Abbott

July 16, 2020
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The Honorable Greg Abbott, Governor State of Texas 1100 San Jacinto Blvd Austin, TX 78701 July 16, 2020 Dear Governor Abbott: On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Arlington ISD, we thank you for your leadership throughout the global COVID-19 health crisis. The comments you made Tuesday that local districts need flexibility to…

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electrifying engineering

GM’s Electrifying Engineering Video Series

July 16, 2020
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Electrifying Engineering: A Series of Videos for Students and Parents Call it summer slide. Or summer learning loss. Or summer setback. For Elena Chase, mom to a sixth grader at Butler Elementary and eighth grader at Shackelford Junior High, a summer break with intellectual inactivity is referred to in her home as “summer brain drain.”…

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Blanton Elementary

Blanton Elementary Wins Statewide Energy Conservation Contest

July 15, 2020
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Blanton Elementary Wins Statewide Recognition  Arlington ISD’s Blanton Elementary is the biggest loser! And that’s a great thing. Blanton placed first in the 2019 Battle of the Buildings by reducing its energy consumption from one year to the next more than any other school facility in the contest. The statewide contest, sponsored by the Texas…

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Arts and Athletics Complex

Take a Virtual Tour of the Future Arts and Athletics Complex

July 10, 2020
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Final 2014 Bond Project Nears Completion You might feel like you need a hard hat for this tour. Get a close-up, in-depth look at the future Arlington ISD Arts and Athletics Complex, now the home to the Center for Visual and Performing Arts and the Athletics Center. Follow Kelly Horn, Arlington ISD Executive Director of…

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Two Arlington ISD Principals share pre-k importance

Two Arlington ISD Principals Share Importance of Pre-K

July 10, 2020
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Arlington ISD Principals Stress Why Pre-K Is Important Pre-K is not merely an add-on to a child’s K-12 education. It is a key component that kickstarts the youngest learners’ educational journey. Just ask the two Arlington ISD principals who used to teach Pre-K. Dr. Connie Spence, principal at Kooken Education Center, and Beth Anne Woodard,…

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What’s Your Big Idea?

What’s Your Big Idea? Entrepreneurship Contest

July 7, 2020
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Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce Awards 30 Arlington ISD Students The Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce was the place to be Monday morning for the top winners of the What’s Your Big Idea? Entrepreneurship Contest. That’s because it was time for the 30 Arlington ISD students who were winners of the contest to come by…

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