Arlington ISD Requests Flexibility from Governor Abbott to Adjust In-Person Instruction Safety is No. 1 Priority for Teachers, Students, Staff and Community

July 16, 2020
Arlington ISD Changes student meal plan due to COVID 19

The Honorable Greg Abbott, Governor State of Texas 1100 San Jacinto Blvd Austin, TX 78701 July 16, 2020 Dear Governor Abbott: On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Arlington ISD, we thank you for your leadership throughout the global COVID-19 health crisis. The comments you made Tuesday that local districts need flexibility to…

GM’s Electrifying Engineering Video Series Video lessons get kids excited about STEM

July 16, 2020
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Electrifying Engineering: A Series of Videos for Students and Parents Call it summer slide. Or summer learning loss. Or summer setback. For Elena Chase, mom to a sixth grader at Butler Elementary and eighth grader at Shackelford Junior High, a summer break with intellectual inactivity is referred to in her home as “summer brain drain.”…

Blanton Elementary Wins Statewide Energy Conservation Contest Reduces energy consumption by 20 percent

July 15, 2020
Blanton Elementary

Blanton Elementary Wins Statewide Recognition  Arlington ISD’s Blanton Elementary is the biggest loser! And that’s a great thing. Blanton placed first in the 2019 Battle of the Buildings by reducing its energy consumption from one year to the next more than any other school facility in the contest. The statewide contest, sponsored by the Texas…

Arlington ISD Says Goodbye to Beth Anderson Anderson Elementary School Namesake Passes at 95

July 13, 2020
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Beth Anderson knew what she was talking about. Anderson, the namesake of Anderson Elementary School, was born in Blessing, Texas, on Jan. 5, 1925. The quick-witted Anderson told everyone they renamed the town Blessing after she was born there. She passed away Sunday at the age of 95 leaving a lasting legacy on the Arlington…

Take a Virtual Tour of the Future Arts and Athletics Complex Get up-close look at new facilities

July 10, 2020
Arts and Athletics Complex

Final 2014 Bond Project Nears Completion You might feel like you need a hard hat for this tour. Get a close-up, in-depth look at the future Arlington ISD Arts and Athletics Complex, now the home to the Center for Visual and Performing Arts and the Athletics Center. Follow Kelly Horn, Arlington ISD Executive Director of…

Two Arlington ISD Principals Share Importance of Pre-K Both principals are former pre-k teachers

July 10, 2020
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Arlington ISD Principals Stress Why Pre-K Is Important Pre-K is not merely an add-on to a child’s K-12 education. It is a key component that kickstarts the youngest learners’ educational journey. Just ask the two Arlington ISD principals who used to teach Pre-K. Dr. Connie Spence, principal at Kooken Education Center, and Beth Anne Woodard,…