March 26, 2013

Engaged Community         

Amazing Grace  

Grace Atherton 100th Birthday

How great it was to see Grace Atherton, everyone who attended her birthday party said over and over and over again. For Atherton, it was simply great to be seen. | Grace Atherton blew out her 100 candles with the help of the Atherton All-Star Choir.

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Inspired Learners             

Spell R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L  

Spelling bee winners

Put any sci-fi book in front of Charles H., and he'll consume it, usually in a matter of hours. His love of words and the stories they tell is what he thinks helped shape him into an astute speller, which was revealed when he won the Area 7 Spelling Bee. | Gunn Junior High seventh grader Charles H. and Ousley Junior High seventh grader Briana S. represented the AISD in the Regional Spelling Bee at TCU.

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Engaged Community         

Lip Dub for Taylor              

Martin Lip Dub

Much like its energetic Lip Dub that utilized every inch of the school and nearly every student, Martin High School doesn't know how to do things small. Maintaining this sky-is-the-limit mindset, cheerleaders, drill team, drum line and students donated $15,000 in a check presentation to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for a cause that was larger than both the amount and event combined: Taylor Helland. | Martin High School Principal Marlene Roddy and teachers Dan and Tricia Regalado presented a check for MD Anderson to the Helland family.

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Engaged Community           

AISD and YET Center  

YET Center tour

It's not everyday you get a pat on the back from Hall-of-Famer Emmitt Smith. Bowie High School junior Kendall R. did. Twice. Smith was quite impressed with Kendall's vocal ability when he serenaded tour groups of the new North Texas Youth Education Town, a community center being erected on the grounds of the Salvation Army in downtown Arlington. | Seguin High School senior Trevor T. and Bowie High School junior Kendall R. helped Emmitt Smith during the YET Center tour.

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News Briefs
Bring Your Own Technology
As part of our Achieve Today. Excel Tomorrow. strategic plan goal to be a high performing, technology-rich school district with leading-edge learning experiences that promote engagement, creativity, critical thinking and achievement, we will begin allowing students to bring personally owned mobile technology devices to school for educational purposes.
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Parent Survey Now Open
As a district, we are working with Studer Education to gather baseline data that will allow us to develop plans for further improvement in line with our Achieve Today. Excel Tomorrow. strategic plan. It is important that we get your input on how satisfied you are with your child's education.
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