Student ‘experts’ help design new playgrounds Bond 2019 funding new playgrounds for all elementary schools

February 14, 2020
Students at Beckham Elementary select the playground equipment options they like best

The Arlington ISD brought in the experts to help design new playgrounds for all district elementary schools. The future playgrounds’ users, the elementary students themselves, gave their feedback and input last week, and let AISD staff know what kinds of equipment they want on their playgrounds. The student experts included many special education students from…

High School Entrepreneurship Contest Underway for Arlington ISD Students Submit your innovative solutions via video to a challenge the City of Arlington is facing

February 12, 2020

Arlington ISD high school students: it’s your time to shine! The “What’s Your Big Idea?” Entrepreneurship Contest is expanding to the high-school level, and we want to know your innovative and viable solutions for one of three provided challenges the City of Arlington is currently facing. Those challenges are: Parks and Recreation Challenge: How can…

Staggering Number of Fake Threats lead Law Enforcement and School Districts to Partner FBI, police departments and school districts sound the alarm

February 11, 2020
Arlington Police, FBI and Arlington ISD partner to stop fake threats against schools

The number of fake threats against schools is staggering. In 2019, Tarrant County Crime Stoppers investigated 183 fake threats against schools. From those 183 tips, the Arlington Police Department made 22 arrests with charges of a terrorist threat, with half of those being junior high-age students. The threats put fear in students, teachers and parents.…

George P. Bush Pays Visit to Martin High School Texas Land Commissioner teaches and tours technology offerings

February 11, 2020
George P. Bush visits Martin High School in the Arlington ISD

Students in Martin High School teacher Trey Benedict’s AP macroeconomics class came into Monday expecting to take a quiz but instead, they got a lecture from an unlikely teacher. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush lectured and talked to them about Texas energy resources and answered questions about everything from the viability of offshore oil…

Apply for Nationally Certified Elementary STEM School Arlington ISD's Pearcy STEM Academy is accepting applications

February 9, 2020
Apply now for the 9th nationally certified STEM elementary school in Texas

Spots are open now for kids with a passion for the STEM experience at Arlington ISD’s Pearcy STEM Academy – the 9th certified elementary STEM school in Texas. Applications for limited openings are being accepted from Feb. 7-21 for the 2020-21 school year. This school is ideal for students with a love of science, technology,…

New Wood Elementary library opens Addition funded by the 2014 Bond

February 9, 2020
Wood Elementary's new library

The new library at Wood Elementary is officially open. After many months of construction, the 5,750-square-foot addition, funded by the 2014 Bond program, welcomed students for the first time in January. “This is an exciting time for our students because the new library, along with the STEM labs and enhanced security features, are helping to…