Month: March 2021
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…Read More about Elementary teacher to represent district at Rangers home opener.
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…Read More about New playgrounds open at Pearcy STEM Academy.
We live in a unique time. Never before has the world been so small and accessible. People from distant lands can board a plane and within hours travel to the other side of the planet populated with individuals who share a different culture and value system. With the click of a few buttons, we can…Read More about The Gift of Goodness.
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…Read More about New Steinway Spirio pianos introduced at Center for Visual and Performing Arts.
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…Read More about Arlington ISD’s Family Expo and Resource Fair is back.
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…Read More about Fire academy students teach fire safety at elementary schools.
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…Read More about STEM Academy student earns national award.
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…Read More about Renovations of food service building near completion.
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…Read More about Two Arlington ISD counselors recognized by College Board.
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…Read More about Arlington ISD launches Operation Reconnect.