February 8, 2013

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A Career Track, Now 

Culinary Arts

Soon AISD students interested in fields as diverse as game and simulation programming and air conditioning repair will be able to enroll in certificate programs specific to those fields. In fact, 10 career certificate programs are being added to a growing list that already includes firefighting and cosmetology. | Culinary arts students helped serve food at a reception.

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Larson's Bragging Rights 

Butler/Larson chess tournament

Each year for the past 13, students from Butler and Larson elementaries have come together for a shared passion that doesn't seem in any danger of sputtering out. In fact, if anything, the big Butler/Larson chess tournament gets bigger and better with more students (and teachers and parents) waiting in anticipation of the event, which occurs each winter. | About 100 first through sixth graders from Butler and Larson elementaries competed in a chess tournament.

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AHS Off to State            

Arlington HS Academic Decathlon team

The Arlington High School Academic Decathlon team swept the regional competition, capturing 43 individual medals and a pair of team trophies in the process, and is headed to the state finals. So what else is new?  | The Arlington High School Academic Decathlon team has advanced to the state meet, Feb. 21 in El Paso.

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Notable Alumnus: Disney's Rising Star  

Jason Sauter

When Jason Sauter was at Arlington High School, his academic reputation was that of a young man a step or two (or three) ahead of his time, which made sense because teachers and administrators felt the same way about him at Atherton Elementary and Bailey Junior High. | Arlington High School alumnus Jason Sauter now works as a leadership development delivery manager for Disney.

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News Briefs
Celebration Rally for Texas Public Schools
Attend the Celebration Rally for Texas Public Schools Thursday, Feb. 21 to promote the value, impact and truth about public school districts and our community schools.
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AISD Offers More Choices Than Ever With Most Schools Open to Transfers
During the Feb. 7 board meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to open the majority of AISD schools to transfers for students inside and outside the district's attendance boundaries.
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