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…Read More about Beckham Elementary School nurse uses CPR to save teacher’s life.
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…Read More about Arlington ISD coaches and trainer use CPR and AEDs to save lives.
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…Read More about Johns Elementary P.E. teacher wins Funds for Fitness Grant.
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…Read More about School hosts blood drive to support teacher with breast cancer.
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.
Summer mentors fill the gap Most of us can remember what it’s like to be a new kid in school. Whether you just moved, just started kindergarten or just moved up to junior high or high school, it was overwhelming and filled with uncertainty. So, you can imagine what it might be like for a…Read More about Summer mentors help new teachers get ready for first year.
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…Read More about Williams Elementary librarian hosted summer book giveaway.
35+ teachers model their classrooms Arlington ISD’s hallways were turned into runways for current and new teachers at this year’s New Teacher Week. New Teacher Week is a special time dedicated to the specific needs of new teachers to prepare them for a successful start to their first year of teaching. For the first time,…Read More about Model teachers help new teachers get ready for school year.
Teachers completed 18 hours at UTA to teach dual credit The surprise visit with balloons was a nice way to end the year. Actually, to end the last two years. It’s been two years of hard work that three Arlington ISD teachers were celebrated for last month as the school year came to a close.…Read More about Three teachers get surprise celebration after earning dual credit certification.
Helpful Honda reps show up at surprise ceremony It’s already been a banner year for Ashworth Elementary second-grade teacher Donnetta Norris. Norris, who has been with the Arlington ISD for 14 years, was selected as the Ashworth teacher of the year for the 2022-23 school year. That honor got Norris an invite to the Kiwanis…Read More about Helpful Honda surprises Ashworth Elementary teacher.