Architects update AISD on interior plans for fine arts/dual language academies

May 26, 2015
Meeting with Stantec architects

May 26, 2015 – Architects from Stantec met with AISD staff last week to give an update on plans for the interior of Corey and Jones Fine Arts and Dual Language Academies. Stantec is designing the renovations required to transform what are currently Corey and Roquemore Elementary Schools into fine arts/dual language academies. The new…

AISD holds second planning labs for fine arts center and athletics complex

May 26, 2015
Fine Arts Center planning lab

May 26, 2015 – The AISD continued planning for its future fine arts center and athletics complex on May 21 with a second planning lab for each facility. The labs, led by educational consultants from DeJONG-RICHTER, help develop the educational specifications for each building, which will then guide the architect in the design phase. Both…

Why build a Career and Technical Center?

May 25, 2015
CTC rendering

One of the largest projects in the 2014 Bond package is the Career and Technical Center (CTC). This brand new building, scheduled to open in the fall of 2017, will offer AISD students a wide array of relevant career courses in a world-class facility. This article examines why the CTC is needed, the scope of…

Ferguson’s final concert to feature piece composed by alumnus

May 22, 2015
Musasia with Ms. Cliborn after the final concert

May 22, 2015 – Ferguson Junior High Orchestra’s grand finale, May 26, will conclude with a piece written especially for the concert by Ferguson alumnus Victor Musasia. Victor just finished his freshman year at the University of North Texas and wrote “Titans Last Stand” to honor his junior high as it finishes its final year.…

Hutcheson Junior High celebrates last homecoming before it closes

May 20, 2015
Hutcheson's last homecoming

May 20, 2015 – Hutcheson Junior High opened its doors to the public Tuesday night to celebrate its legacy and powerful impact on the city of Arlington. The school hosted a program to honor its past and namesake and then welcomed everyone to tour the building. Originally built as Sam Houston High School in 1963,…

Bidding opens for construction of two elementaries

May 20, 2015
Peach Elementary rendering

May 20, 2015 – Pre-proposal meetings this week helped inform local contractors about opportunities to bid on two new AISD elementary schools. Both schools will be funded by the 2014 Bond package. The AISD hosted the first meeting on Monday, May 18, to ask for proposals for the general construction of Sandy McNutt Elementary School.…

Hutcheson and Ferguson Junior Highs prepare to close

May 19, 2015
Hutcheson Junior High

Hutcheson and Ferguson Junior High Schools will both close at the end of this school year, but preparations for their consolidation with Workman and Ousley Junior Highs respectively have already begun. A comprehensive districtwide facilities assessment, conducted by Jacobs Engineering Group in 2013, revealed that the Arlington Independent School District has overcapacity in terms of…

Mother makes quilt out of Ferguson band t-shirts

May 18, 2015
Quilt made of Ferguson orchestra t-shirts

May 18, 2015 – Tricia Alford, an AISD employee and parent of AISD students, has a special gift for Ferguson Junior High Orchestra teacher Mary Cliborn. She made a quilt out of all the Ferguson Orchestra T-shirts from throughout the school’s 15-year history and will present it to Cliborn at Ferguson Orchestra’s grand finale, May…

Give your input on the fine arts center and athletics complex

May 17, 2015
AISD Bond 2014 logo

The AISD is seeking community input for the future districtwide fine arts center and districtwide athletics complex. Please fill out a short survey and help with the planning of these facilities. Fine Arts Center Questionnaire Athletics Complex Questionnaire

Hutcheson Junior High in the spotlight as it prepares to close

May 15, 2015
Mr. Lipcomb, Hutcheson's band director and CBS reporter Ms. Dinh look at old Hutcheson year books

May 15, 2015 – Hutcheson Junior High is in the spotlight as it prepares to close its doors for the last time. Opened in 1963, the school will be torn down this summer to make way for a districtwide Career and Technical Center. Local media are paying attention because the school has been a pillar…