Category: Month: April 2021

Medal of Honor winner visits Roark Elementary

Medal of Honor recipient visits Roark Elementary

April 19, 2021
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Students present letters to Army hero Most children dream of meeting superheroes in real life, but Roark Elementary School students’ dreams came to life when they met Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg Monday morning.  Groberg was awarded the Medal of Honor by former President Barack Obama in 2015 for tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. He is a…

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Family Expo and Resource Fair 2021

Free Arlington ISD Family Expo and Resource Fair starts Friday

April 14, 2021
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Free Virtual event includes workshops and resources If you haven’t made your weekend plans, the Arlington ISD has you covered with the free Family Expo and Resource Fair. You don’t even have to leave your home to attend! The two-day virtual event, which starts Friday night with a community scholarship presentation, is a great way…

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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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Pre-K students run at Kooken

Full-day Pre-K enhances learning experience for youngest students

April 1, 2021
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Pre-K registration open now Arlington ISD’s pre-K teachers are excited about next school year! There are lots of reasons for their excitement, but one of them is that pre-K for four-year-olds in the Arlington ISD went from half-day to full-day last year for the first time. Full-day pre-K is a game changer for the district’s…

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