December 14, 2012

Engaged Community     

A Warmer Winter        

Coats for Kids

David D. has a winter coat at home, though it's a bit small, a bit worn and, he confesses with a smile, "not real warm." With nothing else to replace it, he was going to wear it this winter anyway. | Morton Elementary Family School Representative Carolina Garrison, Patterson Kia General Manager Joe Johnson and Morton Assistant Principal Jana Martin handed out coats to approximately 50 Morton students.

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Inspired Learners           

Amos Reporters at UTA     

Amos ES reporters

When the staff of the student-written and produced publication Soaring Eagle Express at Amos Elementary made a trip to the offices of the Shorthorn at the University of Texas at Arlington, they were surprised to learn how the college publication is pieced together much like their newspaper. They have brainstorming sessions to flush out stories, set up photos well ahead of time and always stress the importance of getting things spelled correctly. Amos Elementary publication students went on a tour of the UTA Shorthorn facilities.

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Inspired Learners      

Pillowcases for Troops       

West ES pillowcases for troops

West Elementary art teacher Lindsay Whittenberg had one essential request while explaining a recent art project to her students.  | The West Elementary art club decorated pillowcases for U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan.

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Engaged Community         

Bowie's Angels       

Bowie HS angels

When dozens of Bowie High School students arrived at the Spanish Park Apartments in Arlington late Tuesday, they created quite a stir. People started gathering to see what all the fuss was about. | Bowie High School students delivered gifts to residents of the Spanish Park Apartments Tuesday evening.

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Engaged Community         

Making New Friends       

Lamar HS nursing home visit

This particular bunch of Lamar High School students knows a thing or two about mentoring. They are, after all, Project SOAR students, the group that mentors underclassmen. So it's not much of a stretch to have them pair up with someone outside the AISD, even though the partner is not necessarily a student. In fact, the partner is often old enough to be their parent's parent. | Lamar senior Presley E. helps an Oakwood resident with a craft.

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News Briefs
Sherry Street site named
The Board of Trustees announced that the elementary school to be located on Sherry Street in east Arlington will be named in honor of former Arlington High School principal James Adams and his wife, Barbara, a longtime teacher at Hill Elementary.
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