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learning garden getting installed at Crow Leadership Academy

Volunteers install learning garden at Crow Leadership Academy

May 17, 2024
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Texas Health and Atmos Energy install learning garden The new pollinator garden at Crow Leadership Academy wasn’t just designed for butterflies and bees. It was designed to pollinate young learners’ minds. Those learners gathered outside last week to witness the installation of their school’s new learning garden. “We are so excited for the beginning of…

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Summer safety tips from APD Chief Al Jones at the Take 25 event at Webb Elementary

Take 25 event gives tips to students for a safe summer

May 16, 2024
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Take 25 minutes to talk about summer safety With only a week remaining until summer break, it’s almost time to swim, play and relax.  While classes may soon be out, safety precautions must stay in!   “We want kids to be safe, be happy, make good choices and continue learning over the summertime,” said Arlington ISD…

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Helpful Honda surprises Arlington High teacher

Helpful Honda surprises Arlington High teacher with drone equipment

May 14, 2024
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Random Act of Helpfulness Blair Hansard is the kind of teacher who is used to getting called into the principal’s office, so it was no big deal last Wednesday when he was summoned by Arlington High School principal Stacie Humbles. But what happened once Hansard got to Humbles’ office was a big deal. Hansard was…

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one act play - Martin High School

Martin HS varsity theatre to perform at One Act Play state meet

May 14, 2024
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One Act Play state meet is in Austin this weekend Martin High School’s varsity theatre production class is one of only eight 6A high schools performing at the High School One Act Play meet in Austin this weekend. With a long history in the One Act Play contest, this year will mark the school’s 17th…

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Spelling bee champs at Thornton Elementary's first Spanish spelling bee

Fourth grader wins Thornton Elementary’s first Spanish spelling bee

May 13, 2024
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Spanish pronunciation required at spelling bee Fourth grader Adan Rodriguez set the example at the first-ever Thornton Elementary Spanish Spelling Bee – and he spelled it correctly, too!   Buzzing with anticipation, 22 third through sixth grade students gathered in the cafeteria, ready to showcase their language skills last week.  After eight rounds, Rodriguez took…

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Pre-K STEM

Pre-K students get to be real scientists

May 13, 2024
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STEM in pre-K is about exploration In Arlington ISD’s pre-K, 4-year-olds are real scientists. “They especially like it when they wear safety goggles,” said Viki Miller, a pre-K teacher at Dunn Elementary. “They really feel like scientists then.” They feel like it because it’s true. Two years ago Arlington ISD introduced a new innovative pre-K…

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Bailey Junior High addition under construction

Major construction project at Bailey Junior High gears up for summer

May 10, 2024
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Bailey getting 10 new classrooms When the Citizens Board Oversight Committee met at Bailey Junior High recently to start preparing its annual report for the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees, they first got a tour of the big ongoing construction project at the school. The 2019 Bond project at Bailey is bringing major changes to…

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student-athletes at Signing Day 2024

112 student-athletes honored at National Signing Day ceremony

May 9, 2024
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Student-athletes look ahead to college There was much to celebrate at the 2024 National Signing Day event Tuesday for the Arlington ISD, including a significant increase in the number of participating student-athletes. The event honored 112 students from the six traditional high schools, up from 82 in 2023. In all, they earned more than $6.3…

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Principals Day celebration

Arlington ISD celebrates School Principals Day with games and awards

May 8, 2024
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Principals and assistant principals love to serve A day in the life of a principal and assistant principal (AP) is not always fun and games.   “It’s a hard job,” said Arlington ISD superintendent Dr. Matt Smith.   But that’s why on School Principals Day, fun and games were exactly what was called for.  Last…

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