Category: Year: 2020

Arlington ISD recognizing national scholars, including National Merit Semifinalists, National Hispanic Scholars and National African American Scholars

Arlington ISD recognizing national scholars

December 9, 2020
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Students to be honored at Board meeting Martin High School senior Nicholas Kocurek didn’t want to be outdone by his father. His classmate, Nathan Truong, wanted to honor his parents for all their work in immigrating to the United States from Vietnam. Arlington High School’s Matthew Lewis got his drive to succeed from his parents,…

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Toys for Tots donation drive at the Arlington ISD Professional Development Center

Toys for Tots and Arlington ISD collects thousands of toys

December 8, 2020
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Many toys will go to Arlington ISD students Thanks to Toys for Tots – and you – thousands of Arlington children are going to have an exciting Christmas. Toys for Tots held their donation drive over the weekend at the Arlington ISD Professional Development Center and also collected toys at every school. They are still…

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Gunn Junior High construction 12.3.20

Construction update for Gunn Junior High

December 4, 2020
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Gunn Junior High looks a lot different Gunn Junior High is changing. Construction to convert Gunn into the Arlington ISD’s fine arts/dual language junior high academy – one of the first projects in the 2019 Bond – has the school looking a lot different. See this week’s construction photos. For starters, the entrance now faces…

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Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots drop-off this weekend

December 3, 2020
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Make Christmas special for all Arlington kids Christmas is still 22 days away, but the Toys for Tots drop-off is this weekend! Help make sure all Arlington kids have a special Christmas this year. Bring an unwrapped toy to the parking lot of the Arlington ISD Professional Development Center (directions) this Saturday or Sunday, Dec.…

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Dr. Philip John Mycoskie

Remembering Dr. Philip John Mycoskie

December 2, 2020
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Former Arlington ISD Board of Trustees president Dr. Philip John Mycoskie died last week at 69. Mycoskie was a fixture in the Arlington ISD, serving on the board from 1998 to 2005, including serving as the president from 2003 to 2005. In addition to his work on the board, the longtime physician in Arlington spent…

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EVERFI champion district seal

Arlington ISD honored with EVERFI Seal

December 2, 2020
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Arlington ISD “recognized as a champion of the whole­ child education” The Arlington ISD found the perfect partner for reaching junior high students when the district teamed up with EVERFI in 2016. The combo is still going strong five years later as the district was recently honored with the EVERFI Seal, an honor given to…

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Short Elementary Principal Katina Martinez inducted into the School Breakfast Hero Hall of Fame

Short Elementary principal inducted into School Breakfast Hall of Fame

November 30, 2020
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Students do better when they eat breakfast Breakfast in the classroom may not sound like a good idea at first. Food means messes and distractions – not exactly what teachers want in their classrooms. But when David Lewis, Arlington ISD director of food and nutrition services, proposed the idea to Short Elementary Principal Katina Martinez,…

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Gratitude and Grit Food and Nutrition Services

Gratitude and Grit: Arlington ISD Grateful for Food and Nutrition Services

November 26, 2020
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Food and nutrition services team has served despite pandemic It’s Thanksgiving, so it couldn’t be more appropriate to express our gratitude to the Arlington ISD food and nutrition services team. Their grit has been revealed by COVID as they have kept thousands of Arlington kids fed throughout the pandemic. When COVID-19 caused widespread shutdowns back…

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