Renovations underway at Corey Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language

June 19, 2015
Corey principal, students and parents start the demolition to begin renovations

Dec. 15, 2015 – Renovations at Corey Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language are getting underway. The building is being repurposed to enhance the academy’s fine arts and dual language programming. The renovations, designed by Stantec Architects and managed by Pogue Construction, will provide state-of-the-art fine arts spaces like strings rooms, piano practice rooms,…

Bids open for Workman Junior High addition and renovations

June 17, 2015
Workman classroom addition schematic design

Pogue Construction, as Construction Manager at Risk, will receive bids for construction subcontracts on the Arlington ISD Workman Junior High Addition and Renovations project until Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 2 p.m. All bids received after this time will not be accepted. Bids shall be on a lump sum basis and include with them the…

AISD moves technology out of Hutcheson before demolition

June 16, 2015
Technology getting moved out of Hutcheson before the school is demolished

June 16, 2015 – The AISD is moving all the technology in Hutcheson Junior High out before the building is torn down. Members of the AISD technical support department worked last week to box up all computers and technology to get them ready to move. Any items that are over five years old will be…

AISD to spend $1.96 million this year for music equipment

June 15, 2015
Students play violin

The first batch of music capital requests from AISD teachers – to be paid for by the 2014 Bond package – has been submitted to the AISD purchasing department. The 2014 Bond package includes $9.8 million over the course of five years for district music capital, or $1.96 million each year. “That amount is remarkable…

New school buses arrive

June 14, 2015
New AISD bus

Eleven new school buses have arrived in the AISD in the last few weeks, paid for by the 2014 Bond package. Nine are full size, with a capacity for 71 students, and two are small, for special education, and include lifts. All are manufactured by Blue Bird. The new buses – part of 36 currently…

Ferguson Junior High holds final faculty lunch

June 8, 2015
Former Ferguson principals pose for a photo together

June 8, 2015 – After school let out on Friday for the last time at Ferguson Junior High, the faculty gathered for their final lunch. They were joined by three of Ferguson’s four former principals, David Tapia, who opened the school in 2001, Dr. Melissa Haubrich and Dr. Ben Bholan. Current Principal Lora Thurston thanked…

Landscape items at Hutcheson Junior High available for other campuses

June 2, 2015
Rose bushes in front of Hutcheson Junior High

A limited supply of landscape items from Hutcheson Junior High are available for schools and campus support organizations (PTAs, Dads Clubs, etc.) to remove and replant at their campus. Items may not be removed for personal use, as state law prohibits gifts of public funds. Removal and replanting is the responsibility of the campus organizations…

New security cameras installed at Sam Houston High School

June 1, 2015
New security camera displays at Sam Houston High School

New security cameras funded by the 2014 Bond package are up and running at Sam Houston High School, the first Arlington high school to receive the cameras. “The clarity of these cameras are much better than our previous systems,” explained James Smith, AISD security manager. (The photo displays the views of 80 of the 128…

School libraries pack and move

June 1, 2015
Empty shelves in the Hutcheson library

As two AISD junior high schools consolidate with others, and two alternative high schools relocate, it’s not just the teachers and students who have to move. The libraries need to move too. That’s not an easy task, especially for a library like Hutcheson Junior High’s, which has 14,000 volumes. It’s not as simple as just…

High school journalism classes receive new cameras and lenses

June 1, 2015
AHS journalism student uses new camera

Each AISD high school received new cameras and lenses this year for their journalism, newspaper and yearbook programs, funded by the technology section of the 2014 Bond package. Emily Miller, the journalism teacher at Arlington High School, and her yearbook students could not be more thrilled with the new equipment. They received five Cannon 70D…