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UT Arlington partners with Arlington ISD to help prepare aspiring teachers

UT Arlington creates pathway for aspiring teachers

June 5, 2024
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UT Arlington will prepare 75 aspiring teachers for Arlington ISD The College of Education at The University of Texas at Arlington is creating a bridge to Texas classrooms through its Alternative Certification Program (ACP) — a 100% online program designed for candidates with a bachelor’s degree who are pursuing careers in teaching. The 300-hour program…

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ASPIRE Honors

ASPIRE program honors school leaders at banquet

June 4, 2024
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ASPIRE develops school leaders The 2023-2024 school year is over. The classrooms are empty, the hallways are quiet and graduation parties have been in full swing. But before the school year ended, Arlington ISD celebrated the tireless work of the principals, assistant principals and school leaders this year. Its ASPIRE program recently recognized dozens of…

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Helpful Honda surprises Arlington High teacher

Helpful Honda surprises Arlington High teacher with drone equipment

May 14, 2024
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Random Act of Helpfulness Blair Hansard is the kind of teacher who is used to getting called into the principal’s office, so it was no big deal last Wednesday when he was summoned by Arlington High School principal Stacie Humbles. But what happened once Hansard got to Humbles’ office was a big deal. Hansard was…

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Beckham Elementary School nurse uses CPR to save teacher’s life

December 19, 2023
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Halloween wasn’t supposed to be this scary. But even though the day started off so frightening, thanks to Brittany Isbell, it didn’t end that way. The Beckham Elementary School nurse wasn’t wearing a superhero costume that morning, but she should have been. She not only saved the day, she saved a friend’s life. It started…

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Arlington ISD coaches and trainer use CPR and AEDs to save lives

November 30, 2023
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Staff were trained in CPR and AEDs  Seguin High School golf coach Ruston Laurence doesn’t feel like he’s a hero. The same goes for Lamar High School golf coach Gary Webb. You can add Lamar athletic trainer Bryant Grice to that list, too. No, all three feel like all they were doing when they performed…

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Johns Elementary P.E. teacher wins Funds for Fitness Grant

November 1, 2023
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Fitness grant will help buy new P.E. equipment Called to the principal’s office of Johns Elementary School, gym teacher Zachary Jenkins had no idea what was coming next. Kiddos in trouble? An unhappy parent? “I was super scared,” said Jenkins. Nerves quickly turned to shock as he walked in to see Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboys…

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School hosts blood drive to support teacher with breast cancer

October 11, 2023
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ashworth Elementary dyslexia teacher Kim Harris is straightforward when she talks about her fight with cancer. “Cancer is rough,” said Harris. “It’s nasty. I just pray nobody has to go through this because it’s no fun. No fun.” The no-fun stage of life for Harris started last spring break…

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CBS 11 Brooke Katz presents Crystal Apple Award to teacher Sarah Buksa

CBS 11 surprises Speer Elementary teacher with Crystal Apple Award

September 28, 2023
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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…

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Williams Elementary librarian hosted summer book giveaway

August 4, 2023
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School librarians are librarians all year long – even during the summer. That’s certainly true of Williams Elementary librarian Amy Haynes. She’s been Williams’ librarian for 13 years and is always trying to get her students to read – even on Saturdays in July. In fact, on four Saturdays last month, Haynes set up a…

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