Ousley Junior High hosts family faculty night

August 12, 2015
Grilling for the Ousley faculty night

Ousley Junior High held a faculty family night Aug. 11 to help kick off the new school year. The staff has grown considerably this year with the consolidation of Ferguson Junior High and Ousley on the Ousley campus. The evening, which included a cookout, gave the teachers a chance to meet each other and introduce…

CBOC reviews bond progress; hears from recent fire academy graduate

August 11, 2015
CBOC meeting

Aug. 11, 2015 – The Citizens Bond Oversight Committee met August 10 to review progress the AISD has made implementing the 2014 Bond package. The committee heard updates from district leaders in each of the areas receiving bond funds: facilities, technology, fine arts, transportation and security. (Click here to see all the materials from the…

Desks set up in Workman Junior High’s new portables

August 10, 2015
Desks getting set up in portable classrooms at Workman Junior High

August 10, 2015 – AISD staff delivered, unloaded and set up desks and furniture in portable classrooms at Workman Junior High last week. The portable classrooms are temporary, brought in this summer to accommodate Workman’s growing student population. Once a new classroom addition on the south side of the existing building is completed in the…

Ousley hosts Lego robotics camp for junior high students

August 6, 2015
Students work with Lego robotics

August 6, 2015 – Rising seventh and eighth graders are attending a Lego robotics camp at Ousley Junior High this week. It’s one of the first opportunities for the newly consolidated students from Ferguson and Ousley Junior High schools to participate in an activity as one student body. Ferguson Junior High closed at the end…

HVAC units replaced at Ferguson Education Center

August 4, 2015
Crane lifts HVAC units to the roof of Ferguson Education Center

August 4, 2015 – Workers used a crane to place new HVAC units on the roof at Ferguson Education Center this morning. New units are also being placed at Ousley Junior High this week. The new units, along with additional renovations and upgrades, are funded by the 2014 Bond package. For more details about the…

Applications available for Citizens Bond Oversight Committee

August 1, 2015
AISD Bond 2014 logo

The Arlington ISD is accepting applications for positions on the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. The committee is established to provide transparency and enhance public confidence in the use of proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by Arlington ISD voters on May 10, 2014. The purpose of the committee is to provide findings and recommendations…

e-Builder software training begins

July 27, 2015
e-Builder training meeting

July 27, 2015 – AISD facility staff and contractors are undergoing training this week on e-Builder, a new software system purchased by the school district to assist with project management. It will prove especially helpful for the many facility projects related to the 2014 Bond package. All parties involved in the AISD’s capital projects, including…

Remembering Hutcheson Junior High

July 24, 2015
Hutcheson Junior High around 1970

The final day of the school year, June 5, 2015, was also the final day for “Hutch.” Now just a few weeks into the summer break, all the furniture, books, computers and school supplies are being moved out. The old, worn out school building is about to come down. The students who would have attended…

Remembering the Titans

July 24, 2015
Ferguson Junior High

When the Ferguson Junior High students were released from school at noon on June 5, 2015, most were probably excited to start summer break. But for many of the teachers, it was a sad day. School is out for good. Ferguson Junior High is now closed. The brick junior high on Green Oaks Boulevard opened…

AISD hosts prebid meeting at Workman Junior High

June 25, 2015
Pre-bid meeting at Workman Junior High

June 25, 2015 – The AISD and Pogue Construction hosted a prebid walkthrough meeting at Workman Junior High yesterday to allow potential subcontractors to see the building and ask questions about addition and renovation work scheduled to begin in mid-August. The projects, funded by the 2014 Bond package, are designed to support the growing student…