AISD Access

September 7, 2011

Linking to the Library 

Farrell Elementary librarian Dianne Chenault

Visitors to the Hale Elementary library know exactly how to get to the Arlington Public Library section there - follow the purple. Last year Hale and Farrell elementaries became the latest Arlington ISD schools to partner with the public library and become a "Library Link," which means students, parents and anyone in the community can drop by the school and check out books just as they would at one of the city's branches. |  Farrell Elementary librarian Dianne Chenault showcases some options that readers have available.  

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Weekly Stars at Short     

Short Elementary Kindergarten Student of the WeekWhen Reagan A. was named Student of the Week in her kindergarten class at Short Elementary it not only made her day, it made the day of her entire neighborhood block. Literally overnight, a star was sprouting up among them, spelled out loud and clear with a big, blue Student of the Week yard sign perched in front of her home. | Kindergarten Student of the Week Reagan A. shows off her prize.

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Great Student, Great Athlete 

AHS Student Athletes

That Gavin H., Lawrence B. and Brooke H. currently rank Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in Arlington High School's 2012 class of 630 students is no shock to those who see them crack open the books as often as they do. The kicker: all three are in demanding sports, too. | Arlington High School's top students also happen to be some of their top athletes. 

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AISD to Hurricane Expert  

National Weather Center Meteorologist

Wallace Hogsett decided at age 18 to spend his life studying weather, but those who know him best paint the picture of a weather rat long before then. Before he headed off to Norman and the University of Oklahoma to (first) chase storms and (second) obtain a meteorology degree, Hogsett was a Pope Elementary student fascinated with watching storms from the front porch of his home. | AISD alumnus Wallace Hogsett talks with National Hurricane Center director Bill Read. 

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News Briefs
Power Your School
Reliant's Power Your School program allows AISD families, friends and supporters an opportunity to leverage residential electricity service to generate funding for the AISD and specific schools in the district.
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Senate Bill 100
The AISD Board of Trustees discussed SB100, which implements the provisions of the federal Military and Oversees Voter Empowerment Act, at the Sept. 1 board meeting.
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Sept 9: Arlington HS Homecoming
Sept 11: Patriot Day; Grandparents Day
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Sept 15: School board meeting
Sept 15 - Oct 15: Hispanic Heritage Month
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