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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Bond

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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New playgrounds at Crow are the first in phase two

First phase two playgrounds open at Crow Leadership Academy Work underway at Ditto, Webb and Wimbish, with more to come soon

At least he was honest. It was the first day of school at Crow Leadership Academy when Arlington ISD superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos visited a second-grade classroom. The conversation quickly turned to the new playgrounds right outside. “The playgrounds are the only reason I came to school day,” one second grader told Cavazos. That little…

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Crow playgrounds under construction

New playgrounds under construction again Global supply chain issues caused delays

Installation underway at Crow Leadership Academy They started pouring concrete at 4 a.m. last Wednesday morning at Crow Leadership Academy. That’s what you have to do when it’s so hot during the day. But despite the early wakeup, everyone is excited to start building playgrounds again. “We’re really glad to get moving forward at Crow…

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Citizens Bond Oversight Committee annual report to Board of Trustees - June 2022

Citizens Bond Oversight Committee gives annual report Read report or watch presentation

The Citizens Bond Oversight Committee recently gave its annual report to the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees. Charles Finicum, the committee’s chair, presented at the June 21 Board of Trustees meeting and offered observations and recommendations related to the district’s 2019 Bond program. “This is an exciting culmination of a year-long’s worth of meetings relative…

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Berry Elementary construction goes vertical

Berry Elementary School goes vertical New building’s steel frame under construction

The future Berry Elementary School has gone vertical. That means the steel is now being erected for the frame of the facility. After lots of preparations – grading, installing utilities, drilling piers, pouring grade beams and more – it’s starting to look like a real building. See construction photos. The original Berry, which first opened…

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New Webb Elementary rendering for blog

New Webb Elementary scheduled to open in late 2022 Global supply chain issues cause construction delays

Global supply chain issues are causing delays everywhere, and that includes the construction of the new Webb Elementary School. Originally scheduled to open for the beginning of the school year in August, the new Webb will welcome students for the first time a little later. The new school building at Webb will replace the current…

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Moving into Gunn Junior High's renovated building

Construction wrapping up at Gunn Junior High and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy Teachers end year by moving into new classrooms

Summer can wait Sure, Gunn Junior High and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy art teacher Zena Young is excited about the summer. But right now, she’s more focused on next year. “I’m just as excited about getting my room set up,” Young said. Instead of packing up her art room to head home for…

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