AISD Access

December 8, 2011

Blanton's Carol Winners       

Blanton's carol writers

Ask Blanton Elementary music teacher Tracie De Los Santos to describe the melody that took home top honors at this year's Carol Writing contest sponsored by the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, and she'll say, "haunting." | Blanton Elementary's team of writers won the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra's Carol Writing Contest. 

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60 Years for Speer     

YFormer Speer students reminisce over scrapbooks

She wanted to get through the evening without shedding a tear but by the end of Speer's 60th Anniversary Celebration on Dec. 1, Rosa Segura-Elizondo would shed quite a few of them. She watched the Speer band play at one end of the school and the orchestra perform at the other, while Speer's popular Folkloric Ballet entertained everyone on stage in the cafeteria. | Speer teacher Rosa Segura-Elizondo looks over scrapbooks with former students Chelsea V. and Nallely V., who attend Shackelford Junior High and Lamar High School.    

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Making Math and Science Cool

Dr. Bernard Harris It's not every day junior high students get to see a rock star in the flesh - but there he was Wednesday, decked out in blue and emerging out of a cloud of smoke on the stage of the Ellis Davis Field House in the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex. | Dr. Bernard Harris addresses students during the Dream Tour.  

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Making Improvements     

AISD AccessAs the first semester of the school year comes to a close, the Arlington ISD will be hosting community meetings focusing on campus improvement plans for schools rated Academically Unacceptable by the Texas Education Agency.   

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