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…Read More about Thornton Elementary Tigers dedicate their new school.
Make-A-Wish surprised student at school Foster Elementary pre-K student Ayden Borrego may be too young to understand everything he’s been through. He was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 1. What 1-year-old understands that? He doesn’t know the background of Make-A-Wish either. Not a lot of 4-year-olds do. But Ayden does know what Disney World…Read More about Make-A-Wish surprises pre-K student with trip to Disney World.
CBS anchor presents award to Buksa Last week, Speer Elementary celebrated “Buksa Day” – as her students called it – here in Arlington ISD. The school recognized fifth-grade teacher Sarah Buksa for the dedication that she pours into her students and their families. The one thing about the day was that Buksa had no idea it was…Read More about CBS 11 surprises Speer Elementary teacher with Crystal Apple Award.
New tax rate is $1.1156 The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees lowered the school district tax rate last week for the third year in a row. The trustees adopted the new rate at its board meeting on Sept. 21. The new rate of $1.1156 per $100 valuation is $0.1931 lower than last year’s rate. The…Read More about Arlington ISD trustees lower school district tax rate again.
Ariee Richards runs with a smile If you’re in a race with Ariee Richards, you won’t see the smile on her face. You’ll only see the back of her head. But you’ll know she’s probably smiling because that’s how she lives her life. With a smile – even when she’s running one of track’s most…Read More about Arlington ISD student runs in National Junior Olympics.
High school students meet with college reps When Tyler Hastings was a third grader, his mother – who found him to be fiercely independent for an eight-year-old – asked him a rather odd but revealing question: “Do you even need parents?” He told her he did. For food, shelter and maybe the occasional allowance tossed…Read More about Arlington ISD Students Map Out Their Next Chapter at College Night.
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…Read More about Arlington ISD architect Richard Flores talks about Hispanic Heritage Month.
Webb students meet twice with the mayor Students at Webb Elementary made sure their voices were heard when it came to their concerns about safety and getting across Cooper Street when coming to and from the school. The City of Arlington was listening. Next spring a pedestrian stoplight will be installed to allow people to…Read More about Work by Webb students pays off with city.
School lunches rise to a new level Pizza used to be the highlight in school cafeterias. But not in the Arlington ISD anymore. Options like chicken carnita burritos, a blackened chicken mozzarella sandwich and Prince Lebanese’s wings grace the menu this year. Those popular choices are just three menu options created by high school culinary…Read More about Student-created lunches hit Arlington ISD cafeteria menus.
Trustees vote to join lawsuit at board meeting Arlington ISD’s Board of Trustees voted last night to join a lawsuit against the Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency. The district is joining many others from across Texas in challenging how the TEA is implementing changes to the state’s A-F accountability system for schools and school…Read More about Arlington ISD joins lawsuit against TEA Commissioner.