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New AISD School Aims to Increase Graduation Rate

New AISD School Aims to Increase Graduation Rate

No one story is the same: Their family needed the money so they must work instead of going to school. They fell behind in class work and couldn’t catch up. They struggled with learning in a traditional classroom setting. While their reasons for staying out of school may vary, the students at a unique Arlington […]

New Arlington Collegiate High School Set to Open in August

New Arlington Collegiate High School Set to Open in August

Arlington ISD and Tarrant County College District officials signed a memorandum of understanding Monday at the TCC Southeast Campus Ballroom creating a new school, the Arlington Collegiate High School at TCC Southeast Campus, which will open in the fall of 2014. Arlington Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos and TCC Chancellor, Erma Johnson Hadley, signed the agreement in […]

Meet Our Student Athlete of the Month: Amber Buechele

Meet Our Student Athlete of the Month: Amber Buechele

Amber Buechele, a senior hitter for the Lamar High School volleyball team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s April 2014 Student-Athlete of the Month. Buechele, an honor roll student, currently carries a 3.66 overall GPA on 4.0 scale. During her high school career, Amber has been a member of the Student Council, Latin […]

Register Today for AISD Parent University

Register Today for AISD Parent University

Arlington ISD Parent University is offering a free educational opportunity for the parents/guardians of AISD students as a way of discovering skills to support their children in school. Through a series of workshops and videos designed to refine specific student-support skill sets, Arlington ISD Parent University participants will acquire knowledge to enhance their role as […]

Students at Swift Elementary Get New Playground

Students at Swift Elementary Get New Playground

Some young Students at Swift Elementary in Arlington now have the playground of their dreams. Thanks to a $15,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, pre-Kindergarten students at Swft Elementary are enjoying the new early childhood playground, which features  a musical wall, small four-seat teeter, a talk tube and much more. Installation was […]

AISD Earns ‘Best Communities for Music Education’ Designation

AISD Earns ‘Best Communities for Music Education’ Designation

The Arlington Independent School District has earned the 2014 Best Communities for Music Education designation as a part of the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education Program. AISD is one of 376 school districts nationwide to earn the designation, and only one of 32 in the state of Texas. “This […]

Swift Elementary Gets New Playground Thanks to $15,000 Grant from Lowe’s

Swift Elementary Gets New Playground Thanks to $15,000 Grant from Lowe’s

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $15,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to Swift Elementary for an early childhood playground. A ribbon cutting ceremony, which was originally scheduled for March 27 but postponed due to inclement weather, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 11, on the new playground at […]

NFL Player, Arlington Standout Helps Hometown Kids Realize Their Dreams

NFL Player, Arlington Standout Helps Hometown Kids Realize Their Dreams

Luke Joeckel, standout left tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars, has donated $125,000 to his former high school, Arlington High School. Joeckel, 22, is a 2010 graduate of the school. Arlington helped Joeckel achieve his dreams and now he wants to give back to the community. According to school officials, $50,000 will go toward scholarships. Some […]

Six Sam Houston High School Students Get Full-Ride to TCU

Six Sam Houston High School Students Get Full-Ride to TCU

Dreams came true Wednesday when Texas Christian University (TCU) representatives surprised six Sam Houston High School students with four-year scholarships worth $250,000 through the TCU Community Scholars program. Each scholarship will cover four years of undergraduate studies. The six seniors receiving a combined $1.5 million in scholarship money to TCU sets a new school record […]

Arlington Elementary Step Team Heads to Chicago

Arlington Elementary Step Team Heads to Chicago

Thanks to an outpouring of community support, the step team at Arlington ISD’s Goodman Elementary was able to raise the money needed to travel to Chicago for a national competition.  While AISD was able to pay for transportation and lodging, the GES Steppers still needed money for food. The GES Steppers, a hard-working crew, features […]

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