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Pre-K is for three-year-olds, too!

Pre-K is for three-year-olds, too

April 15, 2021
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Lots of options for three-year-olds Pre-K isn’t just for 4-year-olds in Arlington ISD. It’s for 3-year-olds, too! And we have several great options to fit your needs. Register your three-year-old today. Our fun-filled half-day pre-K for 3-year-olds is now at 21 elementary schools and its free for those who qualify. But if you don’t qualify,…

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Teacher Job Fair

Virtual teacher job fair this Saturday

April 15, 2021
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Former Arlington High security guard now a teacher Arlington ISD teachers don’t always come straight out of college looking for a job. Some take a more circuitous route to the classroom. All you have to do is talk to Arlington High School science teacher Roderick Wilson to know that. His name may sound familiar to…

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Family Expo and Resource Fair 2021

Free Arlington ISD Family Expo and Resource Fair starts Friday

April 14, 2021
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Free Virtual event includes workshops and resources If you haven’t made your weekend plans, the Arlington ISD has you covered with the free Family Expo and Resource Fair. You don’t even have to leave your home to attend! The two-day virtual event, which starts Friday night with a community scholarship presentation, is a great way…

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Bilingual pre-K teaches English and Spanish

Bilingual Pre-K teaches English and Spanish

April 12, 2021
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Children learn to read and write in both languages Where can a three- or four-year-old learn to read and write in English and Spanish –  all while having lots of fun? The Arlington ISD’s bilingual pre-K program, offered at 23 elementary schools. Register today for bilingual or any one of our pre-K programs. “In Arlington…

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New playgrounds at Bebensee Elementary

Bebensee Elementary opens new playgrounds

April 9, 2021
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Playgrounds funded by 2019 Bond The dark ominous clouds and gusty winds couldn’t dampen the students’ enthusiasm Wednesday morning as they filed outside. Their face masks failed to hide the anticipation in their eyes or their excited chatter. A teacher rolled out a speaker blaring music that did match the mood … “I’m walking on…

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Scholarships now offered for pre-K students

New scholarships expands access to free pre-K

April 8, 2021
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Full scholarships for pre-K 4 students There are already several ways for students to qualify for free pre-K in the Arlington ISD.  That list is growing for the 2021-22 school year as the Arlington ISD will offer scholarships to families who don’t otherwise qualify for free 4-year-old pre-K.  “This is a big initiative for us,” said Arlington ISD superintendent Dr.…

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Play in pre-K fosters learning

Purposeful play sparks learning in Arlington ISD Pre-K

April 6, 2021
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Play fosters curiosity and exploration Lots of playtime probably isn’t what comes to mind when you think about going to school. But for Arlington ISD’s pre-K students, purposeful play is a big part of every day. “Sometimes, when people hear the word play, they think it’s a bad word, that students are unsupervised, running around,…

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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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