Category: Month: March 2021

Audrey Simmons, Dunn Elementary teacher, will represent the district at the Rangers home opener during the first pitch on the field

Elementary teacher to represent district at Rangers home opener

March 30, 2021
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Dunn Elementary teacher of the year in 2019-20 Dunn Elementary fifth-grade teacher Audrey Simmons is getting to play hooky Monday. At least it will be an excused absence. Simmons, who teaches science, was selected to represent the district for the Texas Rangers home opener Monday at Globe Life Field. The lifelong Rangers fan was surprised…

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New playground at Pearcy STEM Academy

New playgrounds open at Pearcy STEM Academy

March 26, 2021
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Third graders rush playground after ribbon cutting The third-grader practically flew up the stairs toward the twisting slide. “Oh my goodness!” she said, streaming her thoughts aloud. “This is awesome! Awesome. So many choices!” Moments earlier, Pearcy STEM Academy Principal Codi Van Duzee, flanked by Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, snipped the caution tape…

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Dan and Linda Dipert hear new Steinway Spirio piano for the first time

New Steinway Spirio pianos introduced at Center for Visual and Performing Arts

March 24, 2021
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World-class instruments and amazing technology The Arlington ISD’s new Center for Visual and Performing Arts was filled with the sounds of two professional Steinway pianists today as they played a rousing duet, four hands masterfully flying across the keyboard. But the pianists weren’t at the CVPA. They were in New York, and a screen showed…

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Family Expo and Resource Fair 2021

Arlington ISD’s Family Expo and Resource Fair is back

March 22, 2021
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Workshops to help families get ready for summer The Arlington ISD’s Family Expo and Resource Fair is back for 2021. And it’s going to be accessible for everyone as this year’s event is going virtual. The free expo, which is set for April 16-17, is family focused and will have activities for all ages. Families…

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Fire Academy visits Burgin Elementary

Fire academy students teach fire safety at elementary schools

March 17, 2021
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Fire truck tour is highlight for most students Nothing beats a fire truck tour. That was clearly evident when Arlington ISD fire academy students recently put on assemblies about fire safety for students in kindergarten through third grade. The assemblies at Burgin and Rankin elementary schools were made possible thanks to a generous grant from…

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Student wins national award for app

STEM Academy student earns national award

March 15, 2021
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Winner of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge Being a student at the STEM Academy opened up more than just a new world in education for Michelle Nguyen. Attending the school on the Martin High School campus also served as the inspiration for an award-winning app designed by the 16-year-old junior. The light-bulb moment was born…

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Arlington ISD Food and Nutrition Services building new freezer addition nearly complete

Renovations of food service building near completion

March 12, 2021
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Freezer addition almost ready Extensive renovations for the Arlington ISD’s Food and Nutrition Services building are nearing completion with the new catering kitchen scheduled to open after spring break. Thanks to the 2019 Bond, the Arlington ISD’s food and nutrition services’ headquarters is getting a much-needed upgrade that will improve efficiencies and logistics, create better…

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two Arlington ISD counselors honored by College Board

Two Arlington ISD counselors recognized by College Board

March 11, 2021
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Counselors build lasting relationships The College Board recently recognized two Arlington ISD high school counselors for their dedication to students. Meggan Horne, lead counselor at Arlington High School, and Susan Kingen, lead counselor at Martin High School, were nominated by colleagues for the College Board Counselor Recognition program. Both are known for the resolute support…

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Operation Reconnect

Arlington ISD launches Operation Reconnect

March 10, 2021
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Outreach will include home visits The Arlington ISD is working hard to ensure that all students are provided the best educational opportunities during a challenging 2020-21 school year. The district is launching Operation Reconnect to connect and engage with absent or disconnected students from school. Like most large districts, attendance is down this school year…

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Arlington ISD staff get COVID-19 vaccine

A shot of hope in the arm

March 9, 2021
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Employees get one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot There are thousands of sore arms in the Arlington ISD today. More than 2,600 to be precise. That’s because all Arlington ISD employees, including substitute teachers and part-time workers, were given the opportunity to get the one-dose COVID-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine yesterday. The mass vaccinations came thanks…

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