Category: District News

Holiday Health Hero Jennifer Darnell, nurse at Bailey Junior High

Arlington ISD honors our Holiday Health Heroes

December 21, 2020
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Chocolate helps school nurse cope with COVID stress The Arlington ISD wanted to take some time over the winter break to honor a group of employees that has been thrust into the spotlight in 2020 like no other year before, our health workers. So we’ve decided to celebrate our Holiday Health Heroes by spotlighting several…

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Playground schematic for future Arlington ISD elementary playgrounds, part of the 2019 Bond.

New playground construction beginning

December 18, 2020
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All elementary schools getting new playgrounds COVID-19 hasn’t slowed progress on the Arlington ISD’s elementary playground project. In fact, construction is starting this month at the first three elementary schools – Ashworth, Bebensee and Pearcy. The future new playgrounds are part of the 2019 Bond program, approved by voters in November 2019. The plan calls for…

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Gift from the CTC culinary department, the recipe for the Chocolate Chip Blondies

Arlington ISD culinary program has a gift for you

December 16, 2020
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Chocolate Chip Blondies. Yes, please.  Arlington ISD’s culinary program at the Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center (CTC) has a holiday gift for you! It’s the recipe for one of its most popular desserts, the CTC Chocolate Chip Blondies. “This is one of the first recipes that the CTC culinary department perfected, and it is…

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Loose Beats book confronts bullying written by Nichols Junior High student Fred Threats Jr.

Marching to the beat of his own drum

December 14, 2020
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Book available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble As the coronavirus pandemic forced millions of Americans to stay indoors this summer, many youths found the perfect excuse to lie around the house and be glued to their technological devices. But Fred Threats Jr. was not one of them. Instead of making Tik Tok videos or…

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Arlington ISD recognizing national scholars, including National Merit Semifinalists, National Hispanic Scholars and National African American Scholars

Arlington ISD recognizing national scholars

December 9, 2020
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Students to be honored at Board meeting Martin High School senior Nicholas Kocurek didn’t want to be outdone by his father. His classmate, Nathan Truong, wanted to honor his parents for all their work in immigrating to the United States from Vietnam. Arlington High School’s Matthew Lewis got his drive to succeed from his parents,…

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Toys for Tots donation drive at the Arlington ISD Professional Development Center

Toys for Tots and Arlington ISD collects thousands of toys

December 8, 2020
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Many toys will go to Arlington ISD students Thanks to Toys for Tots – and you – thousands of Arlington children are going to have an exciting Christmas. Toys for Tots held their donation drive over the weekend at the Arlington ISD Professional Development Center and also collected toys at every school. They are still…

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Gunn Junior High construction 12.3.20

Construction update for Gunn Junior High

December 4, 2020
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Gunn Junior High looks a lot different Gunn Junior High is changing. Construction to convert Gunn into the Arlington ISD’s fine arts/dual language junior high academy – one of the first projects in the 2019 Bond – has the school looking a lot different. See this week’s construction photos. For starters, the entrance now faces…

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Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots drop-off this weekend

December 3, 2020
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Make Christmas special for all Arlington kids Christmas is still 22 days away, but the Toys for Tots drop-off is this weekend! Help make sure all Arlington kids have a special Christmas this year. Bring an unwrapped toy to the parking lot of the Arlington ISD Professional Development Center (directions) this Saturday or Sunday, Dec.…

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Dr. Philip John Mycoskie

Remembering Dr. Philip John Mycoskie

December 2, 2020
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Former Arlington ISD Board of Trustees president Dr. Philip John Mycoskie died last week at 69. Mycoskie was a fixture in the Arlington ISD, serving on the board from 1998 to 2005, including serving as the president from 2003 to 2005. In addition to his work on the board, the longtime physician in Arlington spent…

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