May 2, 2012

Wet 'n Wild Fun           

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Practice makes perfect or at the very least, pretty good. That's how Speer Elementary summed up its latest experience on the water at the Cardboard Boat Regatta held Saturday at Hurricane Harbor. | Speer Elementary sixth graders Brenda R., Destiny M. and Omer I. navigate their boat during Saturday's Cardboard Boat Regatta.

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Springing Into Good Health 

Young JH Health Fair

Starla Smith knows a thing or two about living a healthy lifestyle. Having logged a couple of decades as a physical education teacher and coach at Young Junior High, she has witnessed firsthand how healthy living fuels students and athletes and how unhealthy living diminishes them. | Young students Kyran A., seventh grade; Trinity B., seventh grade; Tyaria H., eighth grade; and Tela J., seventh grade; have fun at the Young health fair with hoop instructor Geri McNiece.  

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The Gift of Service           

Leo C. Benavides Award

Zara A. was recently presented with the Leo C. Benavides Award. A few reasons why: she tutors elementary, junior high and high school students. She helps elderly residents spruce up their nursing home for the holidays. She participates in local community recycling and cleanup efforts. She is involved in no less than six school-related clubs. | Seguin High School senior Zara A. and her father posed for a picture with Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price at the Leo C. Benavides Award dinner.   

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From AHS to the Olympics     

Tervel DlagnevPeople take one look at Tervel Dlagnev - all 6 foot, 265 pounds of him - and almost always say, "You're a football player, right?" Wrong. Dlagnev is a wrestler. He started in his sophomore year at Arlington High School and never played a down on the gridiron for the Colts.Arlington High School alumnus Tervel Dlagnev celebrates during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials with Arlington coach Henry Harmoney.    

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Joint Board/City Council Meeting
The AISD Board of Trustees will meet in called session with the Arlington City Council on May 2 at 5 p.m.
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Board Meeting
The AISD Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on May 3 at 7 p.m.
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