April 10, 2012

Helping Neighbors       

Little ES tornado relief

When fast-moving tornadoes touched down in Arlington on April 3, damaging hundreds of homes in the process, none of the hard hit areas were in the neighborhood surrounding Bowie High School. | Little Elementary students pack food and other necessities in bags to be handed out to families hit hard by the tornado.

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A Long Swim       

Ben Lecomte visit to Starrett

When Ben Lecomte attempts a history-making swim across the Pacific Ocean next month he'll have some special followers - fourth graders from Starrett Elementary. While one Starrett student will be extra special - Lecomte's daughter, a fifth grader - students will have a closer connection to Lecomte for having spoken with him personally. They plan to follow him via the Internet. | Ben Lecomte explains to Starrett Elementary students what will happen as he tries to swim across the Pacific Ocean.  

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Robotic Success        

Warrior Robotics Team

There's no better way to illustrate students' engineering prowess than pulling off a big triumph at the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, which was held March 29-31 at the Dallas Convention Center. | The Warrior Robotics Team recently placed second during the FIRST Robotics Competition in Dallas.  

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The $192,000 Scholar   

TCU Community ScholarFor Julio S., the experience of peeking under a car hood is a bit atypical from most. Some see a swarm of confusing madness - hoses and belts and wires and pumps with wires. Julio sees an interconnected collaboration of mechanical function.Sam Houston senior Julio S. recently received a TCU Community Scholarship.    

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News Briefs
Open Forum With College Students
The East Arlington Library is hosting this open forum Thursday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m.
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Rangers Night
AISD Night at the Rangers Ballpark is Wednesday, May 16 when the Rangers take on the Athletics at 7:05 p.m.
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Jefferson Dental Clinics
Upcoming Events
April 12: Called school board meeting
April 13: End fifth six weeks
April 14: ACT
April 16: Begin sixth six weeks
April 19: School board meeting
April 20: Report cards, grades 2-12
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