AISD Access

February 1, 2012

A New Security Layer     

V-soft visitor management system

Beginning Monday, Feb. 13, visitors to any of the 73 Arlington ISD schools will find a new layer of security beyond the sign-in/sign-out sheet at the office front desk. Welcome to the V-soft visitor management system. | South Davis Elementary clerk Elizabeth Aragonez demonstrates how the V-soft system will work.

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Knowing About STAAR 


The upcoming STAAR test isn't the TAKS test by another name, and the Arlington ISD wants to make sure parents have information about the new accountability system that begins in March. | Check out the STAAR videos plus other helpful information online.

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And the Slam Champ Is...   

Sherrod Chili Cook-offDoreen B. had never seen a poetry slam competition, let alone entered one in order to share her own prose. So imagine her surprise when emcee Michael Guinn called her name as Slam Champion of Nichols Junior High's annual Poetry Slam. | Nichols Junior High seventh grader Doreen B. poses with emcee and professional poet Michael Guinn.

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Signing for Their Futures 

Seguin CheerleadersWhy Mary H. started running at Ferguson Junior High is simple: her friends were doing it. When they stopped, she kept going. Apparently that's the mantra for Mary, a distance runner at Arlington High School who has signed a letter of intent to attend the Texas A&M University - Commerce in the fall.Martin soccer player Jazmyne Simmons, coach Ruth Knight, and parents John and Bless Simmons take a picture during the National Signing Day celebration. Jazmyne will attend the University of Pennsylvania.   

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News Briefs
Board Meeting
The AISD Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.
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The LibraryLINK partnership between the city of Arlington and AISD allows students to access public library resources using their student ID.
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Upcoming Events
Feb. 2: School board meeting
Feb. 8: Area spelling bee
Feb. 11: ACT
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Leslie Johnston
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Sarah Frost
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