Category: Month: April 2021

Bilingual pre-K teaches English and Spanish

Bilingual Pre-K teaches English and Spanish

April 12, 2021
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Children learn to read and write in both languages Where can a three- or four-year-old learn to read and write in English and Spanish –  all while having lots of fun? The Arlington ISD’s bilingual pre-K program, offered at 23 elementary schools. Register today for bilingual or any one of our pre-K programs. “In Arlington…

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New playgrounds at Bebensee Elementary

Bebensee Elementary opens new playgrounds

April 9, 2021
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Playgrounds funded by 2019 Bond The dark ominous clouds and gusty winds couldn’t dampen the students’ enthusiasm Wednesday morning as they filed outside. Their face masks failed to hide the anticipation in their eyes or their excited chatter. A teacher rolled out a speaker blaring music that did match the mood … “I’m walking on…

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Scholarships now offered for pre-K students

New scholarships expands access to free pre-K

April 8, 2021
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Full scholarships for pre-K 4 students There are already several ways for students to qualify for free pre-K in the Arlington ISD.  That list is growing for the 2021-22 school year as the Arlington ISD will offer scholarships to families who don’t otherwise qualify for free 4-year-old pre-K.  “This is a big initiative for us,” said Arlington ISD superintendent Dr.…

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Play in pre-K fosters learning

Purposeful play sparks learning in Arlington ISD Pre-K

April 6, 2021
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Play fosters curiosity and exploration Lots of playtime probably isn’t what comes to mind when you think about going to school. But for Arlington ISD’s pre-K students, purposeful play is a big part of every day. “Sometimes, when people hear the word play, they think it’s a bad word, that students are unsupervised, running around,…

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Dunn Elementary teacher throws first pitch at Texas Rangers opening day

Dunn Elementary teacher tosses first pitch

April 6, 2021
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‘It was surreal’ Dunn Elementary fifth-grade teacher Audrey Simmons had a great story to tell her students when classes resumed at Dunn Tuesday morning. Simmons was supposed to be on the field for Monday’s Texas Rangers home opener representing teachers as frontline workers. But when the original plan for the ceremonial first pitch changed Monday…

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