AISD Access

November 2, 2011

High Performing Schools    

Students and parents partiipate at Swift's Multicultural Festival

This isn't the first year Burgin Elementary has been named a National Center for Educational Achievement High Performing School, but the response is the same for Principal Sheila Madden: outstanding. | Pre-K students at Burgin Elementary recently took a field trip to the pumpkin patch, where they compared the pumpkins, listened to stories and even got to take a pumpkin home.

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Pumpkin Power     

Family Involvement Liasion Angela Jackson discusses intennet dangers at Carter Junior High

Berry Elementary got to show how wild their imaginations could run on the façade of a pumpkin during the annual pumpkin parade on Oct. 31. However, the decorating began the week earlier when Interim Principal Sonia Cárdenas Aguiñaga and Family Representative Elena Flores opened the doors to the cafeteria and handed the students - and their parents - decorations to dress up their pumpkins. | Third grader Julian R. and kindergartener Jacob R. put finishing touches on their pumpkin, which they decorated to look like rapper Lil Wayne.

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Rewarding Improvement  

Payden T. enjoys his new tuba

The Texas Rangers may have fallen short in their World Series bid but some Crow Elementary students are wearing new Texas Rangers T-shirts with a sense of pride that has little to do with baseball. Their Rangers T-shirts weren't given to them on Rangers Day, held in support of the American League Champions. Their T-shirts are awards. | Kindergartener Matthew M. won a Texas Rangers T-shirt for being his grade level's most improved student.

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Helping Pet Therapy  

Ousley Junior High students donated stuffed animals to Pet Therapy Ousley Junior High has always had a special bond with Arlington Animal Services. The school isn't that far from the shelter, so it often makes sense for them to team up. | Ousley Junior High students donated more than 100stuffed animals to the Arlington Animal Services Pet Therapy Program.

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News Briefs
Medal of Honor Recipient
Col. Neel E. Kearby, Medal of Honor recipient and Arlington High School graduate, will be honored during a special presentation during the board meeting, Nov. 3.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m. Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour.
Upcoming Events
Nov. 3: School board meeting
Nov. 6: Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov. 8: Election day
Nov. 10: School board work session
Nov. 11: End second six weeks
Nov. 14: Begin third six weeks
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