AISD automotive students service district vehicles at CTC shop

CTC autotech student works on AISD white fleet van

April 2019 – A new partnership between the AISD transportation department and the automotive technology program at the AISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center is giving high school auto tech students a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience. AISD service fleet vehicles are sent to the CTC where auto tech students perform needed preventative maintenance. “We’re…

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New AISD Ag Center already making impact

AISD Agricultural Science Center

When Kyle Durr was an Arlington High School student taking agriculture classes, he wanted to raise animals. Since he didn’t have a place to keep them, he posted a sign in a local feed store seeking a place to board a heifer and a goat. The sign worked, but raising animals made for long days.…

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New net-zero Ag Science Center runs on solar and wind

AISD Agricultural Science Center

The first and only net-zero building in the Arlington area is the Arlington ISD’s new Agricultural Science Center. As a net-zero facility, it utilizes a solar array and wind turbine to produce more energy annually than it consumes. On average it produces more energy than it uses each day and pushes the surplus onto the…

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Bond helps Sam Houston band march toward new highs

March 2018 – The Sam Houston High School band is growing. Just a few years ago, the Texan band hovered around 100 members and even dipped to 80 at one point. But last year it jumped to 171 and is currently at 199. Head Band Director Arun Bhatt believes next year’s band will grow even more,…

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AISD works to implement Zonar

AISD bus

March 2018 – The AISD transportation department is making significant headway this year in getting Zonar up and running. Zonar is a tracking system that registers when students get on and off their school bus. Funded by the 2014 Bond and now installed on all AISD buses, it also includes a GPS component that allows the…

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Pearcy Elementary maximizes new STEM labs

STEM teacher, Karissa Johnston, with two students in the Pearcy STEM labs

https://www.aisd.net/bond/wp-content/files/sites/102/2018/02/BOND_pearcy-stem-lab_video_20180202.mp4 March 2018 – As you walk toward the end of the long hall at Pearcy Elementary, toward the two new STEM labs, you may hear a lot of noise coming from inside the last two rooms on the right. “It’s not quiet,” Pearcy Principal Codi Van Duzee said. It’s the sound of excited discussion and…

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