AISD Access

November 9, 2011

Our War Hero     

AISD honors Col. Neely

Col. Neel E. Kearby is considered the most distinguished of Arlington High School graduates although not a lot of people know who he is. Kearby's time in Arlington during the 1920s wasn't marked by anything spectacular. It's what he did in the armed forces that prompted a recognition service and portrait unveiling during the school board meeting Nov. 3. | Arlington High School art teacher Ryan Willingham created a portrait of Col. Kearby, which is displayed at the administration building.

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Best at the Net      

Young Junior High's eighth-grade volleyball team won the city championship

When you've been around as long as Starla Smith - and she's not saying exactly how long, just long - you begin to piece together your very own bucket list of things to do before you head off into the academic and athletic sunset. | Young Junior High's eighth-grade volleyball team won the city championship this year after a perfect season.  

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Bowie Gives Back   

AISD Access Giving back can mean picking up litter from a sidewalk or along a curb or perhaps offering a neighbor a gift bag made especially for them. | The 140 students who participated in Bowie Gives Back posed for a picture in front of the school.  

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Music Man Returns   

Pentatonix performs at Ashworth Elementary Last time Mitch Grassi was on stage at Ashworth Elementary he was performing in Music Man - and stealing the show. Little has changed. On Nov. 2, Grassi returned to his old stomping grounds, this time with his own singing group. | During a visit home, Pentatonix performed for an exuberant audience of Ashworth Elementary students. 

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News Briefs
Story Book Series
Meet New York Times best selling author Andrea Davis Pinkney at the Texas Rangers Foundation Story Book Series, 5 p.m. Nov 10 at the Diamond Club at Rangers Ballpark.
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Playoff Tickets
The athletics department has extended hours to accommodate working parents.
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Upcoming Events
Nov. 10: School board work session
Nov. 11: End second six weeks
Nov. 14: Begin third six weeks
Nov. 17: School board meeting
Nov. 18: Report cards distributed, PK-12
Nov. 23: Staff development/student holiday
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