AISD Access

September 28, 2011

Reading After Dark   

Students read after dark with flashlights

Not all elementary students would jump at the chance to read for an hour in the school cafeteria after a day of classes. | Second grader Andy V. and his father read books by flashlight at Crow Elementary's Reading After Dark.  

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Larson's Day of Fitness       

Larson students play tug of war

The fall kick off of the Texas Rangers MCA Fitness All-Stars Health and Fitness program found its way to Larson Elementary Tuesday. By the end of the day fifth graders had run, jumped, played tug of war and swung on monkey bars. They also learned which snacks are good (bananas) and not so good (doughnuts). | Larson Elementary students participate in an afternoon of fitness-themed games.

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Overcoming Big Odds  

Rise Above award honoree

Talk about rising above it all. Bowie student Edwin F. came to the United States from Liberia in West Africa at age four. He settled in Minnesota and then saw the bottom fall out. Through a number of unfortunate circumstances, he would bounce around between family members and even spend parts of his time homeless. | Bowie High School sophomore Edwin F. receives the Rise Above award from ESPN.

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Colleges up Close and Personal 

AISD's College NightAfter high school, Arlington High School junior Katie J. will jump on the interstate and head south to the University of Houston. Well, maybe. The plan is to major in public relations. Perhaps.  | Arlington High School junior Katie J. and her mom attended College Night to research potential schools.

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News Briefs
Historical Marker Dedication
Join the AISD Board of Trustees and administration at Kooken Education Center Thursday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. to dedicate the school's historical marker.
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Power Your School
Register online for Reliant's Power Your School program, which 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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Upcoming Events
Sept. 30: End first six weeks
Oct. 3: Begin second six weeks
Oct. 6: School board meeting
Oct. 7: Report cards distributed, grades 2-12; Lamar HS Homecoming
Oct. 10: Staff development/student holiday
Oct. 12: PSAT
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