New playgrounds at Bebensee Elementary

Bebensee Elementary opens new playgrounds Students participate in ribbon cutting

Playgrounds funded by 2019 Bond The dark ominous clouds and gusty winds couldn’t dampen the students’ enthusiasm Wednesday morning as they filed outside. Their face masks failed to hide the anticipation in their eyes or their excited chatter. A teacher rolled out a speaker blaring music that did match the mood … “I’m walking on…

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New playground at Pearcy STEM Academy

New playgrounds open at Pearcy STEM Academy Bond 2019 funding new playgrounds for all elementary schools

Third graders rush playground after ribbon cutting The third-grader practically flew up the stairs toward the twisting slide. “Oh my goodness!” she said, streaming her thoughts aloud. “This is awesome! Awesome. So many choices!” Moments earlier, Pearcy STEM Academy Principal Codi Van Duzee, flanked by Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, snipped the caution tape…

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Dan and Linda Dipert hear new Steinway Spirio piano for the first time

New Steinway Spirio pianos introduced at Center for Visual and Performing Arts Donors Dan and Linda Dipert hear pianos for the first time

World-class instruments and amazing technology The Arlington ISD’s new Center for Visual and Performing Arts was filled with the sounds of two professional Steinway pianists today as they played a rousing duet, four hands masterfully flying across the keyboard. But the pianists weren’t at the CVPA. They were in New York, and a screen showed…

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Arlington ISD Food and Nutrition Services building new freezer addition nearly complete

Renovations of food service building near completion New catering kitchen opens after spring break

Freezer addition almost ready Extensive renovations for the Arlington ISD’s Food and Nutrition Services building are nearing completion with the new catering kitchen scheduled to open after spring break. Thanks to the 2019 Bond, the Arlington ISD’s food and nutrition services’ headquarters is getting a much-needed upgrade that will improve efficiencies and logistics, create better…

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Bond 2019 website gets a makeover Designed to give you the info you want

There’s a lot going on with our Bond 2019 program, and it’s all thanks to you. Voters approved this $966 million bond program back in November 2019. So, we want you to know how your money is being spent and how it’s benefiting our students.   That’s why we have our Bond 2019 website. It not…

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Big Art Day - seniors display art at new Center for Visual and Performing Arts

District Celebrates Big Art Day with First Gallery Exhibit Showcase of senior student artwork for this year and last

Exhibit fittingly called ‘Resilience” When the Arlington ISD showcases its first exhibit in the new Center for Visual and Performing Arts just in time to commemorate Thursday’s statewide Big Art Day, it will be something of a threefold celebration. It’s not only a grand opening of sorts inside the new Visual Arts Gallery, it’s also…

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New band trailers roll up to Center for Visual and Performing Arts

New band trailers roll into Arlington 2019 Bond funded one for each high school

The 2019 Bond literally rolled up to the 2014 Bond yesterday and parked.  New band trailers, funded by the 2019 Bond – one for each of the Arlington ISD’s six traditional high schools – arrived in Arlington Tuesday and made their first stop at the 2014 Bond’s final project, the Center for Visual and Performing…

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Crow Leadership Academy classroom wing addition construction

Crow Leadership Academy additions standing Bond 2019 construction update

Addition includes new gymnasium The new additions at Crow Leadership Academy are all standing as construction continues on the school’s 2019 Bond project.  “Although we have one of the oldest buildings in the district, Crow is extremely well built and, through the dedication of our amazing custodial staff, has been very well maintained,” said Crow principal Jamie…

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Arlington ISD sells second phase of bonds Locks in historically low interest rates

Woman and minority owned investment firm leads underwriting The Arlington ISD sold bonds last week for the second phase of the 2019 Bond program and locked in historically low interest rates that will give the district a significant cost savings. The $996 million 2019 Bond program, approved by voters in November 2019, is divided into…

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Arlington ISD Arts and Athletics Complex - Center for Visual and Performing Arts

Arlington ISD Arts and Athletics Complex named finalist for D CEO’s Commercial Real Estate Awards One of 82 finalists in DFW

New facilities all about student opportunities Arlington ISD’s new Arts and Athletics Complex, home to the Center for Visual and Performing Arts and Athletics Center, has been named a finalist for D CEO’s 2021 Commercial Real Estate Awards. “The nominations in this year’s program reflected the diversity, size and strength of the industry,” according to…

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BriteBytes technology survey open now for students, parents, teachers and schools staff

Technology survey open through February Parent, student and teacher input is needed

Questions reflect current learning environment Arlington ISD is now conducting its annual technology and learning questionnaire in order to learn more about the technology use of our students both at school and at home. We encourage all parents, students (grades 3-12), teachers and campus leaders to participate. The data received will help the district make the…

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Gunn Junior High construction of classroom addition, a Bond 2019 project

Gunn Junior High construction update Three additions underway

Classroom addition to open in August Gunn Junior High is practically unrecognizable. With multiple additions under construction, the look – and size – of the building is changing dramatically. It will eventually look great, but right now, it looks like a big construction site. The 2019 Bond project at Gunn is converting the school into…

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