May 9, 2012

May Means Cluster Track Meet Time            

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Each May, AISD elementary schools go to battle, arriving to various venues all across the city like little armies in colorful T-shirts to compete in events like relay races, softball tossing, soccer ball kicking, tug-of-war and jumping rope. Usually it's four schools against each other at one track, four others in another and four others in another. | West Elementary sixth graders Pedro L., Xavier M. and Tylar B. compete in the hula relay during their cluster track meet.

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Real-World Engineering  

IBM Engineering Day

Students at Fitzgerald Elementary were a little surprised the other day when told by IBM engineers that one of the first things they ask when getting home from school actually represents a scientific method. | IBM Program Manager Charles Hakemack spoke to students during IBM Engineering Day.

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Pearcy: One of the Best  

Pearcy Steppers

The last time we saw the Pearcy Elementary step team they were trying to give stepping pointers to the Good Morning Texas hosts on WFAA Channel 8 and letting everyone know their plans to head off to the national step competition in Atlanta and do Arlington ISD and Pearcy proud. | The Pearcy Steppers were first runner-up in the co-ed division of the National Stepping Bee. 

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Notable Alumna: Allison Hightower      

Allison HightowerAllison Hightower doesn't go many places without taking a bit of Seguin High School with her. Seguin was there when she moved into the starting lineup at Louisiana State University. Seguin was there when she began her Women's National Basketball Association career with the Connecticut Sun. Seguin headed overseas with Hightower when she suited up for Reze Nantes of France.Allison Hightower, graduate of Seguin High School, now plays in the WNBA for the Connecticut Sun. 

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News Briefs
Board of Trustees Election
An election will be held Saturday, May 12 for the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees to fill Places 1, 2 and 3.
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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
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May 1-18: IB exams
May 7-17: STAAR EOC exams
May 7-18:
AP exams
May 9: Progress reports distributed
May 16: AISD Night at the Texas Rangers
May 17: School board meeting
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