October 29, 2012

Inspired Learners    

In the News at Amos   

Amos ES newspaper staff

In the inaugural issue of the Soaring Eagle Express, a group of fourth, fifth and sixth graders at Amos Elementary were asked to write on a specific subject. | The staff of the new Soaring Eagle Express newspaper at Amos Elementary celebrates the first issue.

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Engaged Community        

Reading Under the Stars          

Goodman Reading Under the Stars

One of the intentions of Goodman's Reading Under the Stars event - besides, of course, lots and lots of reading - is for students and parents alike to see teachers in a completely different light. Like in their pajamas. | Goodman fourth grader Perla V. reads with her teacher, Christy Heath.

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Engaged Community     

Never Too Young to Learn  

Toddler Time

Conner T. has yet to turn three, but he's already something of a literary prodigy. He can turn the pages of a book, giggle at the pictures and point out pretty much every shape and color on every page. | Rosalia Kennya and 8-month-old Juarez and Jessenia Garcia and 1-year-old Jesus participate in Toddler Time at Swift Elementary.

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Engaged Community     

Saying YES! to Education  

YES! Summit

Moving onto the next educational level can fill a student with a bit of anxiety, but there is help. The 2012 Youth Education Success (YES!) Summit was held recently at the University of Texas at Arlington. It's a daylong conference for students in grades 7 to 12 that provides an opportunity for them to network with their peers and attend a variety of workshops on issues such as leadership and self-sufficiency for academic and personal success. | Martin senior Miyah D., Martin junior Alejandro T., Arlington senior Adeva J., Sam Houston junior Emmanuel A. and Sam Houston senior Selene G. attended the YES! Summit.

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News Briefs

Public meeting to discuss AISD's state financial accountability rating

The Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 to discuss AISD's 2012 rating on the state's financial accountability system. Public comment is welcome.   

Sharing the Dream Art and Essay Contest

The Arlington Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee presents the 2013 Sharing the Dream Art and Essay Contest. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 2.
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Nov. 9: End second six weeks
Nov. 12: Begin third six weeks
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