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UIL releases realignment for the 2024-2026 cycle Seguin High School moves to a strong district

February 2, 2024

Realignment won’t change much for biggest high schools The five biggest Arlington ISD schools won’t see much change for the 2024-25 school year in the wake of the UIL releasing its realignment details for the 2024-2026 cycle. Arlington, Bowie, Lamar, Martin and Sam Houston all remain in District 8-6A along with Grand Prairie and South…

Old Roark Elementary building nearly demolished Site will become a city park

February 2, 2024
Roark Elementary demolition

Roark site traded to the City of Arlington The old Roark Elementary building is almost gone. Most of it has been demolished to make way for a new city park. Opened in 1961 near the General Motors plant in east Arlington, the Roark school closed 60 years later in May of 2021. The building then…

Opal Lee to headline Sam Houston High School’s Black History event Get tickets now for annual event Feb. 16

February 1, 2024
Opal Lee the keynote speaker for Black History Month event at Sam Houston High School

Sam Houston High School’s annual Black History Program will be extra special this year. Teacher and activist Opal Lee, “the grandmother of Juneteenth” will be the event’s keynote speaker. Everyone is invited to the program on Feb. 16, from 6-8 p.m. in Sam Houston’s main auditorium. Tickets are just $3, and the proceeds go to the Black History Month Scholarship Fund. College scholarships are awarded to Sam Houston seniors who work with the Black History program.

CTE sets students up for success February is Career and Technical Education Month

February 1, 2024
CTSO - CTE Month

CTE is a big deal in Arlington ISD February is Career and Technical Education Month, so we’re highlighting the Arlington ISD’s CTE program. But in the Arlington ISD, CTE is a huge priority all year long. “CTE programming is the catalyst in which students gain knowledge and skills that set them up to successfully transition to…

New superintendent Dr. Matt Smith visits schools on first day Students and staff welcome new superintendent

February 1, 2024
Smith - New superintendent Dr. Matt Smith's first day on the job and visits schools

Dr. Smith starts new job New Arlington ISD superintendent Dr. Matt Smith didn’t waste any time getting started on his first day on the job Tuesday. Smith was up at 5:15, at the administration building around 7, and then off to visit campuses on his first day. By the time Smith returned to the administration…

Dallas Cowboys surprise two Arlington ISD teachers Teachers named the Reliant Class Acts Teachers of the Month

January 31, 2024
Cowboys and Reliant Energy honor Arlington ISD teachers with Reliant Class Acts Teacher of the Month grants

Cowboys and Reliant Energy present $4,000 grants Arlington ISD teachers are scoring touchdowns in the classrooms every day, and the Dallas Cowboys have noticed.  “Today is a very special day,” said former Dallas Cowboy Joe Looney.  As a teacher himself, he knows it’s important to give back to his community.   That’s why Looney, Rowdy…