New Jones kitchen

Jones Academy’s new kitchen opens Addition funded by the 2019 Bond

Jones Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language has lots of great spaces – a dance room, piano lab, STEM labs, music rooms, art rooms, multiple collaboration spaces and a new gym. But it needed one more thing. A bigger kitchen. Now, thanks to the 2019 Bond, Jones has exactly that. It was a long…

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CBOC meeting at Crow Leadership Academy

Citizens Bond Oversight Committee has applications open! Apply by May 13 to help provide oversight for the 2019 Bond

Apply for the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) now through May 13, 2022. CBOC Application The Arlington ISD is accepting applications for positions on the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. The committee provides transparency and enhances public confidence in the use of proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by Arlington ISD voters on Nov. 5,…

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CBOC - Citizens Bond Oversight Committee tours Gunn Junior High and FADL Academy

Bond Oversight Committee tours Gunn Junior High and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy Prepares annual report for Board of Trustees

Arlington ISD’s Citizens Bond Oversight Committee got to see the 2019 Bond in action this week. The oversight committee held its final meeting of the school year at Gunn Junior High and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy. Before starting work on the CBOC’s annual report to the Board of Trustees, the committee members received…

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Oncor rebate presented to Arlington ISD for energy-efficient renovations at Administration Building

Energy-efficient renovations earn Oncor rebates Bond-funded lighting and HVAC improvements netting rebates and savings

Leaf Engineers presented Arlington ISD a check this week for $48,461.72, a rebate from Oncor Electric for installing energy-efficient lighting and HVAC equipment in the district’s newly renovated Administration Building. This rebate is the first one earned through the 2019 Bond project. Fortunately, these incentive checks are nothing new for the district. This was the…

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Music classroom at Rankin Elementary

Arlington ISD standardizing elementary music instruments and equipment 2019 Bond will fund new instruments

Boomwhackers, thunder tubes, rain sticks and Orff instruments. Those are just a few of the fun instruments you’ll find in an Arlington ISD elementary music classroom. They are also some of the hands-on equipment included in the district’s new elementary music standards. Arlington ISD’s fine arts department is working on a plan to standardize elementary…

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Army Field Band concert "America the Beautiful" at the CVPA

U.S. Army Field Band to Present ‘America the Beautiful’ in Arlington Free concert is March 5 at Center for Visual and Performing Arts

U.S. Army Band to Present “America the Beautiful” in March The U.S. Army is the largest military branch known for protecting and defending our nation, but did you know some of the Army’s most respected soldiers are musically inclined, too? Now’s your chance to see it for yourself because the U.S. Army Field Band is…

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Bond 2019 logo

Arlington ISD sells third phase of bonds 2019 Bond comprises five phases

The Arlington ISD sold bonds this week for the third phase of the 2019 Bond program. A $176.37 million total. The $996 million 2019 Bond program, approved by voters in November 2019, is divided into five phases. Last February, the district sold the second phase of bonds to fund $194.4 million of project costs, and…

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Trustee Talks

First Arlington ISD Trustee Talk is Feb. 15 Join trustees for a presentation on the new strategic plan and 2019 bond progress

Join members of the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees at the first Trustee Talks for a presentation and discussion about what’s going on in the district. Trustee Talks is a new series of public meetings initiated by the Board of Trustees. Three trustees will host each meeting and give a presentation about the district’s new…

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Gunn Junior High and Fine Arts and Dual Language

Students pioneer new junior high fine arts/dual language program First sixth-grade class settles in at Gunn Junior High and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy

Innovation always comes with challenges, but it’s also what reaps the greatest rewards. At Gunn Junior High School and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy, that’s exactly what’s happening with the academy’s inaugural sixth grade. Seven years ago, these sixth-grade pioneers were the fist kindergarteners at the then brand-new Corey and Jones academies of fine…

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Webb Elementary goes vertical with steel

Future Webb Elementary goes vertical Students excited to see steel beams going up

What’s the Buzz at Webb? The students at Webb Elementary are all abuzz. And it’s not just because of the holidays. It’s because their new school – under construction next door to their current building – has gone vertical. That means the steel is now being erected for the frame of the building. The construction…

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Berry Elementary groundbreaking

Arlington ISD breaks ground for new Berry Elementary 2019 Bond project will help transform east Arlington

The gray skies, chilly temperature and occasional drizzle could not dampen the mood. As Arlington ISD broke ground this week for the construction of a new Berry Elementary, Berry principal Rose Ravin’s excitement and anticipation was contagious. “We are excited about what this is going to bring to our community,” Ravin said, “not just our…

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Thornton Elementary groundbreaking

Arlington ISD breaks ground for new Thornton Elementary School Future facility is all about students

New Beginnings The weather was gorgeous, unseasonably warm for a day in December, and everything was set up and ready to go for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Thornton Elementary School. The chairs were in line. The pile of dirt, shovels and hard hats were all there, and all the important guests had arrived.…

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