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March 7, 2012

Animal Prose   

Fitzgerald Animal Essay Contest winners

To know how tough it is to have an essay place among the top three in the city of Arlington's annual Animal Essay Contest, consider the number 1,200. That's how many students from public, private and home schools entered the competition this year, the highest turnout since the contest began 11 years ago. | Fitzgerald Elementary Principal Robert Cox and fourth-grade teacher Grace Dove celebrate with essay winners Jacob F. and Vivian T.

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Readers Delight   

Atherton Reading Day

Harry Berman might have been one of 20 or so people reading to Atherton Elementary students during the annual Reading Day March 2 in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, but what an impression he made. Berman showed up wearing a red and white striped hat, red bow tie and white gloves to read Dr. Seuss' whimsical Oh, The Places You'll Go. | Harry Berman, retired auto industry inspector and father of an Atherton second-grade teacher, reads to a second-grade class during Reading Day.  

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Jumpin' With Dads   

Jumpin' With DadsOne crisp morning last year Dunn Elementary tossed basketballs onto the school's outdoor court, placed donuts on top of a long table, and invited dads to hang out for 30 minutes to shoot hoops with their kids and shoot the breeze with other dads. | Rodney Hall jumped rope with Dunn students during the school's Jumpin' With Dads event.

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PALS & MADD      

Venture PALSEvery school year at Venture High School the juniors and seniors of its PALS group put in more than 60 hours of community service and usually come up with one big project with the hopes of making one really big difference.Venture High School PALS students raised $1,000 for MADD through a bake sale.      

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News Briefs
Board Meeting
The AISD Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on March 8 at 7 p.m.
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Citizens Bond Oversight Committee
The Board of Trustees is accepting applications for the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee through March 23.
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March 9: TAKS Science Exit Level retest
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