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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shuttle bus

New small shuttle buses make big impact Bond 2019 purchased 22 shuttle buses for Arlington ISD

Sometimes, smaller is better – even when it comes to the $966 million 2019 Bond. And even when it comes to school buses. 2019 Bond The 2019 Bond is purchasing new school buses for the Arlington ISD, including 87 big new buses, phased over the five years of the bond program. But the bond is…

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Design Charette with Carter Junior High teachers and Corgan architects

Design for new Carter Junior High underway Carter teachers meet with architects to help plan new building

Carter Junior High is going to be rebuilt, and the design of the new building is officially underway. After meeting last week with senior district administrators to hear their desires for the new Carter, Corgan, the architect hired to design the new school, hosted the first of three design charettes. In the first charette, the…

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Suzanne Dangelmaier, former Capital Needs Steering Committee member

Capital Needs Steering Committee leaves incredible legacy Two district employees helped develop Arts and Athletics Complex and now work there

Back in 2014, the Capital Needs Steering Committee (CNSC) worked to develop the program that would become the 2014 Bond. With about 40 members, including school district employees and volunteers from the community, the committee evaluated Arlington ISD’s capital needs and worked to come up with solutions. Two of the district’s volunteer staff members on…

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CBOC meeting at Crow Leadership Academy

Bond oversight committee tours Crow Leadership Academy Meets to review Bond 2019 progress

Spaces matter. That’s the message Jamie MacDougall delivered to the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) when it met for its quarterly meeting on Wednesday at Crow Leadership Academy. The meeting included a tour of Crow and highlighted the improvements and additions funded by the 2019 Bond (read more). MacDougall was Crow’s principal until this month…

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

Dallas Business Journal honors Arlington ISD’s Arts & Athletics Complex Names the AAC the Best Real Estate Deal 2020 for Community/Neighborhood Impact

The Dallas Business Journal’s 29th annual Best Real Estate Deals of 2020 recently named Arlington ISD’s Arts and Athletics Complex the winner for the Community/Neighborhood Impact category. “The Arlington ISD is honored and very grateful to have our new Arts and Athletics Complex recognized by the Dallas Business Journal,” said Kelly Horn, Arlington ISD assistant…

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Screenshot from drone video of Webb Elementary construction

Watch drone video of Webb Elementary construction See the early progress of Webb’s future building

Check out this drone flyover video of the construction of Webb Elementary’s new school building! It’s still early in the construction process, but after months of groundwork, utility installation and preparation, large sections of the foundation are now being poured. The video was shot by Multivista for the construction manager Lee Lewis Inc. Webb is…

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Thornton Elementary demolition

Berry and Thornton elementary schools demolished Demo will make way for new Berry and Thornton buildings

The old Berry and Thornton elementary buildings have been leveled. The old buildings – Berry opened in 1955 and Thornton in 1956 – had seen better days, but their proud legacies will continue in what’s coming next. Once the debris from the demolition is cleared, a new Berry and a new Thornton will be built.…

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New Crow Leadership Academy gymnasium addition

Additions at Crow Leadership Academy Open New gym, kitchen and classrooms enhance educational experience

If you drive by Crow Leadership Academy, you might not immediately notice how much it has changed since last year. But if you turn in and loop around the school on the new driveway, you’ll see. First, you’ll see a kitchen addition, then a new parking lot, then a new classroom wing and finally a…

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