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…

Original Ferguson staff gather for photo

May 13, 2015
Original Ferguson staff pose for a photo together

May 13, 2015 – Only a few of the original teachers and staff who opened Ferguson Junior High in 2001 remain in 2015. As the school year comes to an end and Ferguson Junior High prepares to close, these teachers and staff are about to say goodbye to a long and proud chapter of their…

AISD hosts community meetings about future fine arts center and athletics complex

May 5, 2015
Fine Arts Center community meeting

The AISD hosted two community meetings on May 4, 2015, one to discuss the future fine arts center and one to discuss the future athletics complex. Both buildings will be funded by the 2014 Bond package. The fine arts center is scheduled to open in 2018 and the athletics complex is scheduled to open in…

Planning begins for future fine arts center

May 5, 2015
Fine Arts Center planning meeting

The AISD began planning for the bond-funded future districtwide fine arts center with a two-day planning lab. Led by Kerianne Wolf, an educational consultant with DeJONG-RICHTER, participants in the lab included AISD fine arts teachers, students, administrators and parents. The all-day sessions kicked off Monday morning, April 26, with a flute solo by Crystal K.,…

AISD will host community meetings about fine arts and athletics centers

May 1, 2015
AISD Bond 2014 logo

The AISD will host community meetings on May 4, 2015, about plans for a districtwide fine arts center and a districtwide athletics complex. At the meetings the AISD will share the results of its initial planning labs for the facilities and seek community feedback and input. FINE ARTS MEETING – 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, May 4,…

Planning begins for future athletics complex

April 29, 2015
Athletics Complex planning lab

April 29, 2015 – The AISD began planning this week for its future bond-funded districtwide athletics complex with a two-day planning lab. The facility will provide outstanding competition venues for swimming and diving, gymnastics, wrestling and Special Olympics, and will also host the AISD’s athletic offices. The planning lab brought together swimming, gymnastics and wrestling…

Ousley and Ferguson host joint Cultural Festival

April 26, 2015
A teacher dishes up food at the Ousley Multi-cultural Festival

April 26, 2015 – Ousley and Ferguson Junior Highs hosted a joint Cultural Festival on Friday, April 24, at the Ousley campus to celebrate the diversity that exists at the two schools and around the world. The two junior highs will consolidate next year and decided to do the event together to jumpstart the process…