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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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New Thornton Elementary construction

No summer break at future Thornton Elementary Construction goes vertical on new school

Sounds of progress Thornton Elementary is quiet today. Yesterday was the last day of school, so classrooms and hallways are empty. But down the street at the future Thornton Elementary, it’s not quiet at all. And there will be no summer break. Construction of the future Thornton Elementary is moving full speed ahead. The Bond…

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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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