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Record number of students achieve National Merit or College Board recognition Juniors and seniors honored by Arlington ISD Board of Trustees

February 23, 2024
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150 students celebrated for academic achievement February Arlington ISD Board of Trustees meetings seem to last longer and longer every year. That’s a good thing. For the third consecutive year, the district set a record for the number of high school students honored for achieving either National Merit Semifinalist or College Board recognition. This year,…

New Arlington High School softball field opens New softball field funded by the 2019 Bond

February 23, 2024
softball - new scoreboard at Arlington High's new softball field

Colts softball team takes new field Play ball! That’s what they’re doing at the new competition softball field at Arlington High School. The brand-new field is now open for practice, and the team is loving it. “Having a brand-new home field is amazing,” said senior Isbell Priddy, No. 9 on the softball team. And long…

Watch Board Brief from trustees meeting on Feb. 22 Trustees honor National Merit and College Board scholars

February 23, 2024
trustees - Board Brief from Feb. 22, 2024

Trustees approve Notice of Election Arlington ISD’s Board of Trustees meeting on February 22, 2024, is in the books, and here are a few of the highlights. If you saw the last meeting, you know the district has a record number of students this year who were named National Merit Semifinalists or received National Hispanic…

Art student’s painting featured on cover of art education newsletter Arlington High junior honored by Texas Art Education Association

February 22, 2024
painting - Keira Cloud

Keira Cloud’s painting evokes nostalgia For Arlington High School junior Keira Cloud, her passion for art goes beyond the classroom.   “She puts in 100%, she’s all-in,” said Arlington High School art teacher Michelle Justice.   That’s why her artwork goes beyond the classroom, too.  As the artist featured on the cover of the 2024 Winter…

Martin High School boys wrestling team wins state championship Team championship is Arlington ISD's first since 2015

February 21, 2024
wrestling- Martin boys win state championship

Martin wrestling ‘best team in Texas’ For the first time in almost a decade, the Arlington ISD is home to a UIL state championship athletics team. The Martin High School boys wrestling team has that honor after a dramatic win in the Class 6A state meet this weekend in Cypress. The team ended Allen’s 14-year…

Opal Lee inspires at Sam Houston High School Black History Month Program Annual event 'Ignites change' for good

February 20, 2024
Lee - Opal Lee at Sam Houston High School Black History Month program

Opal Lee spearheaded Juneteenth campaign Two hours into “Igniting the Change,” Sam Houston High School’s Black History Month program, keynote speaker Opal Lee took the stage. Judging by the rousing standing ovation, it was worth the wait. Lee, 97, walked gingerly to a waiting chair, sat, leaned into the microphone and began to talk about…