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Glaspie Field groundbreaking

Arlington ISD breaks ground for new Glaspie Field New athletic competition venue will be home for Martin and Seguin high schools

Glaspie Field will be district’s third stadium With cheerleaders, a drumline and a pep band, this groundbreaking ceremony felt more like a pep rally. But that was fitting considering the project Arlington ISD is about to start. The district is kicking off construction to convert the athletic field at Martin High School into the district’s…

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Phase two of new playgrounds complete Butler Elementary celebrates new playgrounds with ribbon cutting

Bond 2019 moves on to last phase Two phases down, one to go. The new playgrounds getting installed at all 53 Arlington ISD elementary schools – funded by the 2019 Bond – are divided into three phases. The first two phases, each with 17 schools, are now officially complete. That means all 34 schools in…

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junior high groundbreaking ceremony for Carter Junior High replacement school

Arlington ISD breaks ground for new junior high school New school will replace Carter Junior High

New junior high is funded by the 2019 Bond This was a little different than an outdoor concert at the Levitt Pavilion. This outdoor venue featured piles of rubble. And the backdrop for Carter Junior High’s orchestra, band and choir included two huge yellow earth movers. As the student musicians played and sang, the walls…

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Thornton Elementary ribbon cutting

Thornton Elementary Tigers dedicate their new school New building replaces original school built in 1956

Thornton celebrates with singing, dancing and tamales Tamara Edwards, Thornton Elementary School’s music teacher, lined her choir students up on the stage stairs and then sat down at the piano. The standing-room-only crowd in the cafetorium, along with the overflow in the library watching the live stream, waited patiently for the students to start singing…

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Flores, Richard

Arlington ISD architect Richard Flores talks about Hispanic Heritage Month Flores managed construction of the new Thornton Elementary School

Flores oversaw construction of the Career + Tech Center We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by spotlighting several Arlington ISD staff members about their Hispanic heritage. This week we caught up with Richard Flores, Arlington ISD architect. Flores has overseen many construction projects in the district and most recently served as the project manager for the…

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Knox Elementary demolition begins

Demolition of old Knox Elementary underway Demo will make way for construction of new junior high

Old Knox building opened in 1958 It’s demo day. Actually, it’s demo days at the Arlington ISD’s old Knox Elementary School. It takes more than a day to tear down an old school. The building that also served as a temporary Thornton Elementary for the last two years is now officially being torn down to…

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two - Arlington High School addition under construction

Year two of construction at Arlington High School underway Addition and renovations impact entire campus

Year two of construction at Arlington High School looks a lot different than the first. “The difference this year is that we can actually see the progress,” said AHS principal Stacie Humbles. “This summer, we got to see the structure go up and work is being done everywhere.” It was a busy summer of construction…

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Berry dedication - Sir Earl Toon from Kool & the Gang

Sir Earl Toon turns Berry Elementary dedication into a celebration New school celebrates with classic songs, dancing and ice cream

New Berry funded by the 2019 Bond It was a party Monday evening at Berry Elementary School. “Mr. Celebration” himself, Sir Earl Toon of Kool & the Gang, turned the dedication of the new elementary school into a celebration. In front of a packed cafeteria – full of Berry students, parents, teachers and alumni –…

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oversight - CBOC meets at Thornton

Citizens Bond Oversight Committee tours new Thornton Elementary Meets to review Bond 2019 program progress

The Arlington ISD’s Citizens Bond Oversight Committee kicked off its first meeting of the school year this week with a tour of the new Thornton Elementary School. The new Thornton, funded by the 2019 Bond, just opened last week. Following the tour, the committee members met in the Thornton media center to receive updates on the…

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celebration - New Berry Elementary

New Berry Elementary dedication will be a celebration Sir Earl Toon of Kool & the Gang performing at ceremony

Celebrate good times, come on! “There’s a party going on right here!” Right here in Arlington this Monday, Aug. 28, at the new Berry Elementary School. It’ll be a celebration to dedicate the brand-new school. In fact, “Mr. Celebration” himself, Sir Earl Toon of Kool & the Gang, will be there to perform several of…

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New Berry Elementary on the first day

New Berry and Thornton elementary schools open Replacement schools funded by the 2019 Bond

New schools replace buildings from the 1950s The line outside the front door was long as students and parents waited to get in early Wednesday morning. But the wait didn’t dampen their enthusiasm to see the new Thornton Elementary School. The new Thornton and the new Berry Elementary opened for students for the first time…

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Sam Houston Bond 2019 renovations

Bond 2019 construction underway at Sam Houston High School Renovations improving Sam’s learning environment

Construction is Underway at Sam thanks to Bond When construction started at Sam Houston High School during the 2014 Bond program, you knew it. There were cranes and all kinds of construction vehicles and materials outside. The 2014 bond-funded additions and renovations were major construction projects that changed the footprint of Sam Houston. There was…

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