Category: Community Partners

Dunn Elementary teacher throws first pitch at Texas Rangers opening day

Dunn Elementary teacher tosses first pitch

April 6, 2021
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‘It was surreal’ Dunn Elementary fifth-grade teacher Audrey Simmons had a great story to tell her students when classes resumed at Dunn Tuesday morning. Simmons was supposed to be on the field for Monday’s Texas Rangers home opener representing teachers as frontline workers. But when the original plan for the ceremonial first pitch changed Monday…

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Short Elementary Principal Katina Martinez inducted into the School Breakfast Hero Hall of Fame

Short Elementary principal inducted into School Breakfast Hall of Fame

November 30, 2020
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Students do better when they eat breakfast Breakfast in the classroom may not sound like a good idea at first. Food means messes and distractions – not exactly what teachers want in their classrooms. But when David Lewis, Arlington ISD director of food and nutrition services, proposed the idea to Short Elementary Principal Katina Martinez,…

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Gratitude and Grit Food and Nutrition Services

Gratitude and Grit: Arlington ISD Grateful for Food and Nutrition Services

November 26, 2020
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Food and nutrition services team has served despite pandemic It’s Thanksgiving, so it couldn’t be more appropriate to express our gratitude to the Arlington ISD food and nutrition services team. Their grit has been revealed by COVID as they have kept thousands of Arlington kids fed throughout the pandemic. When COVID-19 caused widespread shutdowns back…

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Support hotline for students and parents

Hotlines Offer Support for Students and Parents

August 26, 2020
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Arlington ISD Offers Support Hotlines for Students and Parents COVID-19 has disrupted lives and made everything more stressful, including school. The start of this new school year is different than any before it and adds uncertainty and challenges for both students and parents. No one can navigate this challenging time alone and Arlington ISD wants…

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Chef Karl Betts

Arlington ISD’s Chef Karl Offers Tips and Tricks to Prepare Meals

August 19, 2020
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Chef Karl Shows How to Use Food Received at Student Meal Distribution Sites Arlington ISD’s meal distribution comes with a little something extra now. Arlington ISD Chef Karl Betts previews the menu and offers his tips and tricks in a new video series posted on YouTube and the district’s Food and Nutrition webpage. The new…

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Arlington ISD News

Arlington ISD Earns 2020 TASB Risk Management Fund Excellence Award

August 18, 2020
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Arlington ISD Honored with 2020 TASB Risk Management Fund Excellence Award The Arlington ISD has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 TASB Risk Management Fund Excellence Award. The Arlington ISD was one of 10 recipients of the award which recognizes members that implement innovative solutions to risk-management challenges facing organizations. “This was a…

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