Dunn Elementary teacher tosses first pitch Throws a strike at Rangers opening day

Dunn Elementary teacher throws first pitch at Texas Rangers opening day

‘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…

Short Elementary principal inducted into School Breakfast Hall of Fame Breakfast in the classroom making big difference

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

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…

Gratitude and Grit: Arlington ISD Grateful for Food and Nutrition Services No better time than Thanksgiving to thank the team who feeds students

Gratitude and Grit Food and Nutrition Services

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…

Arlington ISD Recognized National School Psychology Week Licensed specialists in school psychology have gone above and beyond

National School Psychology Week 2020 The Power of Possibility

School psychologists support each other, too This is National School Psychology Week, and we want to highlight a group of employees who have gone above and beyond to serve students during COVID-19. They are selfless in their devotion to those in need even when times are normal, but the pandemic…

Longtime Arlington ISD employee getting first chance in classroom First-year teacher is a 30-year Arlington ISD veteran

Arnita Ware is in her first year of teaching at Workman Junior High

To launch each school year, Workman Junior High  teachers are tasked with a rather intriguing assignment: come up with an inspiring buzzword for their new crop of students to live and work by. Call it an anchor to help steady the choppy academic seas to come. While such a charge…

Arlington ISD Calls Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election Approval would increase teacher compensation

Voter-Approved Tax Rate Election

The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees has called for a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election on Nov. 3, 2020. If approved, the VATRE would generate approximately $56 million in additional revenue for the district. “Passage of the VATRE would provide our district millions in state funding that we could not access…

Construction Impacts All of Gunn Junior High See recent construction progress photos

Gunn Junior High

Construction at Gunn Junior High Will Impact Future Learners Most schools are quiet right now as students started the school year learning online from home. But not Gunn Junior High. It was even louder than a normal first week of school with demolition, renovation and new construction – plus instructional…

Hotlines Offer Support for Students and Parents Call for student counseling and community support

Support hotline for students and parents

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…