Month: October 2022
Sixth Arlington ISD teacher named Cowboys Class Act Last Monday might have been rainy, but the weather couldn’t stop the joy at Bowie High School. Students and staff were all smiles when the Dallas Cowboys and Reliant Energy surprised Sammy Epps with the Cowboys Class Acts honor for October. Epps is a health teacher and…Read More about Bowie High School Coach honored as Cowboys Class Act.
Students and parents explore opportunities The line to enter was so long on Tuesday evening that one would have thought Black Friday had come a month early. The crowd of people weren’t waiting to catch a deal on a large, flat screen TV or a new PlayStation, however. They simply wanted to get inside for…Read More about Explore Arlington ISD draws huge crowd.
Fifty years fly by when you’re having fun. That’s been the case for the Arlington ISD’s orchestra program. On Nov. 5, Arlington ISD will celebrate 50 years of orchestra with a special concert at the Arlington ISD Center for Visual and Performing Arts. (More details.) In 1972, Dean Corey, Arlington ISD’s coordinator of music activities…Read More about Orchestra teachers reflect on 50 years.
Committee holds quarterly meeting The Arlington ISD’s Citizens Bond Oversight Committee toured the new Webb Elementary School building to kick off its meeting on Tuesday. The new Webb building is still under construction but is scheduled to open in January. Following the tour, the committee members met in the current Webb library to receive updates on…Read More about Citizens Bond Oversight Committee tours Webb Elementary.
Don’t worry Arlington ISD parents, there is no such thing as a tree octopus. But if you search for a tree octopus on the internet, you’d find tons of references to the endangered species in the Pacific Northwest that may or may not be hunted by the Sasquatch. While that sounds farfetched, it’s just another…Read More about Arlington ISD highlights Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
Third Annual Fall Festival Elena Krysiak showed no fear when it was her turn. Some of the other preschoolers inched their way to pet the trio of goats, but Elena boldly stepped into a super-tight pen, fed the kids stalks of hay and briskly stroked their fur. And completely ignored how the animals were just…Read More about Arlington FFA festival celebrates fall and agriculture.
Everything’s bigger in Texas. The food portions, pickup trucks, houses and even hope. Take it from the 1,156 students who showed up to the Arlington ISD Center for Visual and Performing Arts for the first Texas-sized Hope Squad Conference last week. Students from 58 schools from 21 school districts across North Texas met to connect…Read More about Arlington ISD Hosts Inaugural Hope Squad Conference.
October may be known for autumn weather, ghouls and goblins, but it’s also Dyslexia Awareness Month. Schools in the Arlington ISD celebrated this month to raise awareness about the disorder that can cause difficulty learning to read, write or spell. Students identified as having dyslexia typically experience challenges in phonemic awareness and manipulation, single-word reading,…Read More about Arlington ISD Celebrates Dyslexia Awareness Month.
National Principals Month October marks National Principals Month, and we want to honor the principals who work hard in our vision of making the Arlington ISD a premier school district and leader in education. Today we’re spotlighting Shackelford Junior High second-year principal Kelli Smith. The Arlington ISD product has known she wanted to be in education…Read More about Celebrate National Principals Month with Kelli Smith.
Wimbish World Language Academy makes 19. That’s 19 Arlington ISD elementary schools that have received new playgrounds as part of the 2019 Bond program. But who’s counting? All the elementary students certainly are! And the teachers are, too. “Students screamed and jumped, and even the teachers were as excited as the children,” said Wimbish principal…Read More about New playgrounds open at Wimbish World Language Academy.