AISD Access

March 1, 2012

Gaining Community Awareness  

Community Resource Fair

ACH Child and Family Services has been around for years, but not a lot of people know that it aids families with adoption, helps homeless and runaway youth obtain emergency housing, and partners with the East Arlington Family Support Center. | Catherine Wilson and Glory Dalton of Arlington Reads discuss the Arlington Public Library's literacy program.

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Book Battles  

Fifth-grade Battle of the Books Gold Medal winners

You know a competition is a pretty big deal when elementary students give up recess and hanging out with buddies at lunch to read books and discuss what they read in stark detail. | Fifth-grade teams from Butler, Hill and Pearcy elementaries were Gold Medal winners.  

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AISD Celebrates Black History  

Sherrod Black History MonthFrom a number-crunching marathon runner to a former professional football player turned country singer to a high school debutante, the message during this year's array of Black History Month celebrations in the AISD was simple and direct: don't quit and keep your eyes on the prize. | Marathon runner and CPA Raymond Best talks to Sherrod Elementary students during the school's Black History Month program.

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Learning About LIFE     

LIFE AcademyEach time Sherry Williams asked a question - have you done this before, or that or the other - hands would fly up. The workshop was called Better Choices, and Williams, a health educator with Tarrant County Public Health, was asking serious questions of students about social behavior, sexuality, drug use and eating habits. | Tarrant County Public Health Educator Sherry Williams talks with Devin G. and Lauren C., both eighth graders at Barnett Junior High, during a LIFE Academy session.    

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News Briefs
Celebrate Texas Public Schools Week
Celebrate Texas Public Schools Week is March 5-9. Open houses will be held throughout the week. See the calendar below for specific dates.
Citizens Bond Oversight Committee
The Board of Trustees is accepting applications for the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee through March 23.
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Upcoming Events
March 5-9: Celebrate Texas Public Schools Week
March 5: High school open house; TAKS Social Studies Exit Level retest
March 6: Junior high open house
March 7: TAKS ELA grade 10, Exit Level and Exit Level retest;
March 8: Elementary open house; School board meeting; TAKS Math Exit Level retest
March 9: TAKS Science Exit Level retest
March 10: SAT

March 11:
Begin Daylight Saving Time
March 12-15: Spring Break 
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