New security cameras in Arlington ISD

Arlington ISD upgrading security cameras Bond 2019 funding video surveillance upgrades

All 5,300 security cameras at the more than 90 buildings in the Arlington ISD are being replaced, and hundreds more are being added, thanks to the 2019 Bond. The district will have around 7,000 by the end of the bond program. Better Cameras Just as important as the growing number of cameras is the capabilities…

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New playgrounds at Ditto Elementary

New playgrounds open at Ditto Elementary School Pre-K students get to try it out first

The wait is over Back in August, Ditto Elementary students’ excitement for the new school year was tempered by a significant concern. Their playgrounds had been closed and were about to be demolished. The students knew that new playgrounds would be built to replace the old, but they weren’t sure the new ones would be…

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Rendering of Gunn Junior High from the 1970s

Gunn Junior High celebrates 50 years Gunn is 50 and new again

It was the fall of 1972. The Texas Rangers were plodding their way through their inaugural season, and Arlington’s population, around 90,000, was soaring. It had doubled in the 1960s and would nearly double again in the 70s. The city of Arlington was booming, and it needed more schools. Enter Gunn Junior High. The open-concept,…

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Citizens Bond Oversight Committee tours Webb Elementary

Citizens Bond Oversight Committee tours Webb Elementary CBOC meets to monitor the 2019 Bond program

Committee holds quarterly meeting The Arlington ISD’s Citizens Bond Oversight Committee toured the new Webb Elementary School building to kick off its meeting on Tuesday. The new Webb building is still under construction but is scheduled to open in January. Following the tour, the committee members met in the current Webb library to receive updates on…

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Fall festival chicken bingo

Arlington FFA festival celebrates fall and agriculture Event brings tons of agricultural fun for all

Third Annual Fall Festival Elena Krysiak showed no fear when it was her turn. Some of the other preschoolers inched their way to pet the trio of goats, but Elena boldly stepped into a super-tight pen, fed the kids stalks of hay and briskly stroked their fur. And completely ignored how the animals were just…

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Wimbish playgrounds

New playgrounds open at Wimbish World Language Academy Construction underway at five other elementary schools

Wimbish World Language Academy makes 19. That’s 19 Arlington ISD elementary schools that have received new playgrounds as part of the 2019 Bond program. But who’s counting? All the elementary students certainly are! And the teachers are, too. “Students screamed and jumped, and even the teachers were as excited as the children,” said Wimbish principal…

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50 years of orchestra celebration save the date

Arlington ISD celebrating 50 years of orchestra Reserve your tickets now for the Celebration Concert

Save the date Arlington ISD is celebrating 50 years of orchestra with a special concert Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Arlington ISD Center for Visual and Performing Arts. The day will be filled with performances from orchestra programs throughout the district and culminate with the exclusive 50 Years Celebration Concert. Pre-concert activities are free and…

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Gunn orchestra performs national anthem before UTA volleyball game

Gunn Junior High orchestra and dancers perform on same night Orchestra performs national anthem at UTA volleyball game

Dancers celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Gunn Junior High and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy shared the arts with Arlington last Thursday evening. While the Gunn orchestra played the national anthem before a UT Arlington volleyball game, Gunn dancers performed to kick off the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees meeting. Strings The Gunn orchestra took…

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

Arlington ISD Arts and Athletics Complex wins another award Earns star of distinction at 2022-23 Exhibit of School Architecture

Arts and Athletics in Arlington ISD make a statement  The awards keep piling up for the Arlington ISD’s Arts and Athletics Complex, home of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts and Athletics Center. The two facilities, a centerpiece of the 2014 Bond, were awarded a star of distinction by the Texas Association of School…

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Thornton topping out

Thornton Elementary celebrates topping out Final beam installed in the construction of new school

Principal signs beam and tours building Wednesday was the last day of the summer, but it felt like July. Except under Thornton Elementary’s two big oak trees. The old Thornton building is gone, but the old oak trees are still there, ready to welcome many more generations of students. They are positioned perfectly at the…

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Rendering of the expansion project at Arlington High School

Expansion at Arlington High School kicks off this fall Addition will include new band hall, library and more

Phase one includes demolition and site work Remember that gas station that was in Arlington High School’s front yard at the corner of Park Row and Cooper? It’s gone. Arlington ISD bought the Shell station and tore it down to make way for some major improvements and an expansion at the school. All that’s left…

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Berry Elementary School topping out ceremony

Ceremony celebrates Berry Elementary topping out Final beam installed at new school under construction

Berry Elementary The future Berry Elementary School is officially topped out. Tuesday, the last beam of the new structure was hung, a significant milestone in the construction of the new school. To celebrate the topping out, Berry principal Rose Ravin joined others from the construction contractor, Joeris General Contractors, the architect, HKS, and the Arlington…

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