Roark Elementary Raiders celebrate legacy as school gets ready to close

Roark Elementary celebrates 60-year legacy Will close at the end of the school year

Roark family says goodbye Once a Raider, always a Raider. Roark Elementary School’s 60-year run comes to an end on Tuesday when school lets out. But once a Raider, always a Raider. That doesn’t come to an end – ever. While Roark’s spirit is as strong as ever, the building that opened in 1961 near…

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Crow Leadership Academy kitchen addition

Crow Leadership Academy kitchen is growing Will shut down next week for construction

There are still about four weeks of school left, but Crow Leadership Academy’s kitchen can’t wait that long. It’s shutting down next Friday. Construction crews will move into the kitchen and cafeteria to begin renovations and tie it into an adjacent addition that has been under construction for much of the school year. All the…

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Pre-K getting boost from 2019 bond

Bond 2019 voters make new furniture possible for Arlington ISD Pre-K students Full-day pre-K 4 increases need for more classrooms

New pre-K furniture for all classrooms This school year brought a monumental change to Arlington ISD’s pre-K program. For the first time, the district offered full-day pre-K for four-year-olds at nearly all elementary schools. Plus, many elementary schools also have half-day pre-K for three-year-olds. That means we need a lot of pre-K classrooms! This big…

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New playgrounds at Bebensee Elementary

Bebensee Elementary opens new playgrounds Students participate in ribbon cutting

Playgrounds funded by 2019 Bond The dark ominous clouds and gusty winds couldn’t dampen the students’ enthusiasm Wednesday morning as they filed outside. Their face masks failed to hide the anticipation in their eyes or their excited chatter. A teacher rolled out a speaker blaring music that did match the mood … “I’m walking on…

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New playground at Pearcy STEM Academy

New playgrounds open at Pearcy STEM Academy Bond 2019 funding new playgrounds for all elementary schools

Third graders rush playground after ribbon cutting The third-grader practically flew up the stairs toward the twisting slide. “Oh my goodness!” she said, streaming her thoughts aloud. “This is awesome! Awesome. So many choices!” Moments earlier, Pearcy STEM Academy Principal Codi Van Duzee, flanked by Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, snipped the caution tape…

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Dan and Linda Dipert hear new Steinway Spirio piano for the first time

New Steinway Spirio pianos introduced at Center for Visual and Performing Arts Donors Dan and Linda Dipert hear pianos for the first time

World-class instruments and amazing technology The Arlington ISD’s new Center for Visual and Performing Arts was filled with the sounds of two professional Steinway pianists today as they played a rousing duet, four hands masterfully flying across the keyboard. But the pianists weren’t at the CVPA. They were in New York, and a screen showed…

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Arlington ISD Food and Nutrition Services building new freezer addition nearly complete

Renovations of food service building near completion New catering kitchen opens after spring break

Freezer addition almost ready Extensive renovations for the Arlington ISD’s Food and Nutrition Services building are nearing completion with the new catering kitchen scheduled to open after spring break. Thanks to the 2019 Bond, the Arlington ISD’s food and nutrition services’ headquarters is getting a much-needed upgrade that will improve efficiencies and logistics, create better…

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Bond 2019 website gets a makeover Designed to give you the info you want

There’s a lot going on with our Bond 2019 program, and it’s all thanks to you. Voters approved this $966 million bond program back in November 2019. So, we want you to know how your money is being spent and how it’s benefiting our students.   That’s why we have our Bond 2019 website. It not…

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Big Art Day - seniors display art at new Center for Visual and Performing Arts

District Celebrates Big Art Day with First Gallery Exhibit Showcase of senior student artwork for this year and last

Exhibit fittingly called ‘Resilience” When the Arlington ISD showcases its first exhibit in the new Center for Visual and Performing Arts just in time to commemorate Thursday’s statewide Big Art Day, it will be something of a threefold celebration. It’s not only a grand opening of sorts inside the new Visual Arts Gallery, it’s also…

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New band trailers roll up to Center for Visual and Performing Arts

New band trailers roll into Arlington 2019 Bond funded one for each high school

The 2019 Bond literally rolled up to the 2014 Bond yesterday and parked.  New band trailers, funded by the 2019 Bond – one for each of the Arlington ISD’s six traditional high schools – arrived in Arlington Tuesday and made their first stop at the 2014 Bond’s final project, the Center for Visual and Performing…

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Crow Leadership Academy classroom wing addition construction

Crow Leadership Academy additions standing Bond 2019 construction update

Addition includes new gymnasium The new additions at Crow Leadership Academy are all standing as construction continues on the school’s 2019 Bond project.  “Although we have one of the oldest buildings in the district, Crow is extremely well built and, through the dedication of our amazing custodial staff, has been very well maintained,” said Crow principal Jamie…

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Arlington ISD sells second phase of bonds Locks in historically low interest rates

Woman and minority owned investment firm leads underwriting The Arlington ISD sold bonds last week for the second phase of the 2019 Bond program and locked in historically low interest rates that will give the district a significant cost savings. The $996 million 2019 Bond program, approved by voters in November 2019, is divided into…

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