Category: Month: December 2020

Holiday Health Heroes - Peach Elementary clinic assistant Rachel Thurmond

Clinic assistant shares challenges of working through pandemic

December 30, 2020
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Clinic assistant believes job is ‘to protect children’ The Arlington ISD wanted to take some time over the winter break to honor a group of employees that has been thrust into the spotlight in 2020 like no other year before, our health workers. So we’ve decided to celebrate our Holiday Health Heroes by spotlighting several…

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Holiday Health Heroes - Ditto Elementary nurse Cheryl Staats

Nurse at Ditto Elementary provides support and calm

December 29, 2020
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Cheryl Staats has been Ditto’s nurse for 21 years The Arlington ISD wanted to take some time over the winter break to honor a group of employees that has been thrust into the spotlight in 2020 like no other year before, our health workers. So we’ve decided to celebrate our Holiday Health Heroes by spotlighting…

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Arlington ISD Holiday Health Hero Christine Morgan, Arlington High School athletic trainer

Arlington High trainer keeps student athletes healthy

December 28, 2020
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Social distancing biggest challenge for athletic trainer The Arlington ISD wanted to take some time over the winter break to honor a group of employees that has been thrust into the spotlight in 2020 like no other year before, our health workers. So we’ve decided to celebrate our Holiday Health Heroes by spotlighting several of…

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Holiday Health Heroes - Sam Houston High School nurse Sherie Lamack

High school nurse considers job a “calling”

December 23, 2020
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Nurse Lamack says “it’s a gift to help others” The Arlington ISD wanted to take some time over the winter break to honor a group of employees that has been thrust into the spotlight in 2020 like no other year before, our health workers. So we’ve decided to celebrate our Holiday Health Heroes by spotlighting…

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Arlington ISD Holiday Health Hero Steve Guadalupe, athletic trainer

Athletic trainer helps student athletes navigate COVID-19

December 22, 2020
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Veteran trainer works at new Athletics Center The Arlington ISD wanted to take some time over the winter break to honor a group of employees that has been thrust into the spotlight in 2020 like no other year before, our health workers. So we’ve decided to celebrate our Holiday Health Heroes by spotlighting several of…

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Holiday Health Hero Jennifer Darnell, nurse at Bailey Junior High

Arlington ISD honors our Holiday Health Heroes

December 21, 2020
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Chocolate helps school nurse cope with COVID stress The Arlington ISD wanted to take some time over the winter break to honor a group of employees that has been thrust into the spotlight in 2020 like no other year before, our health workers. So we’ve decided to celebrate our Holiday Health Heroes by spotlighting several…

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Playground schematic for future Arlington ISD elementary playgrounds, part of the 2019 Bond.

New playground construction beginning

December 18, 2020
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All elementary schools getting new playgrounds COVID-19 hasn’t slowed progress on the Arlington ISD’s elementary playground project. In fact, construction is starting this month at the first three elementary schools – Ashworth, Bebensee and Pearcy. The future new playgrounds are part of the 2019 Bond program, approved by voters in November 2019. The plan calls for…

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Gift from the CTC culinary department, the recipe for the Chocolate Chip Blondies

Arlington ISD culinary program has a gift for you

December 16, 2020
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Chocolate Chip Blondies. Yes, please.  Arlington ISD’s culinary program at the Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center (CTC) has a holiday gift for you! It’s the recipe for one of its most popular desserts, the CTC Chocolate Chip Blondies. “This is one of the first recipes that the CTC culinary department perfected, and it is…

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Loose Beats book confronts bullying written by Nichols Junior High student Fred Threats Jr.

Marching to the beat of his own drum

December 14, 2020
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Book available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble As the coronavirus pandemic forced millions of Americans to stay indoors this summer, many youths found the perfect excuse to lie around the house and be glued to their technological devices. But Fred Threats Jr. was not one of them. Instead of making Tik Tok videos or…

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Concert hall in the Arlington ISD Center for Visual and Performing Arts

Construction almost complete for new Center for Visual and Performing Arts

December 11, 2020
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Final 2014 Bond project opening soon It’s almost ready. After years of dreaming, planning and construction, the Arlington ISD’s Center for Visual and Performing Arts, the final project of the 2014 Bond, is nearly ready to open. Yesterday, training began for teachers in the new facility’s art, dance and piano keyboarding rooms. Then, after winter break,…

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