January 8, 2014

Engaged Community             

Corey Gets a Partner           

Trinity Christian Church is building its sanctuary just down the road from Corey Elementary, and what a blessing it's turning out to be.

Members from the church came to the school recently bearing gifts - food, actually - and not just a little something for lunch or a snack. Instead, there was food for lunch, snacks and dinner, even - for at least a year. Ramen noodles, macaroni, beef ravioli, mini O's & meatballs, beans, oatmeal, fruit and grain bars. The list goes on. | Members of Trinity Christian Church pack plastic bags full of food for Corey Elementary families. 

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Inspired Learners                   

Seeing Double - 17 Times  

Pope Elementary has certainly had its share of twins over a 44-year span, but nothing like this. Try 17 sets - 34 students in all. Records on this sort of thing have not been taken at Pope but it's a sure bet that never in its four decades has so many sets of twins roamed the halls at once. | Pope Principal Celina Kilgore sits among the 17 sets of twins at the elementary school.

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Engaged Community                 

Coats From Kia         

Ja'Kendrick L. was lured to the Goodman Elementary cafeteria under the pretense he had won something - which wasn't necessarily accurate. When he got there and saw a number of other student "winners" too, he wondered, "What are we winning?"

It was a coat. A big, thick one. "A warm one," said the third grader, as he slipped it on.

| Workers from Patterson Kia of Arlington, Viridian, and 3Di Sign and Design prepare for students at Goodman Elementary to arrive in the school's cafeteria so they can deliver new coats to students.

Inspired Learners             

Honored by the City        

The first day of Chelsea C.'s wrestling career at Lamar High School could have been her last. She was grabbed, tossed and thrown. By the end of practice, she found herself in the corner of the gym - hyperventilating.

When coach Gordon Stephens gave Chelsea a ride back to Lamar (practices are at nearby Turning Point Junior High), he sent her directly to the trainer with this advice: don't sweat it. Wrestling isn't for everyone. It's OK to quit.

For Chelsea, these were, well, fighting words. | Lamar High School sophomore Chelsea C. didn't let a rough beginning spoil the start of her wrestling career.

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News Briefs
CTE Information Night Scheduled for Next Week
Arlington ISD will host a Student Course Fair and Parent Information Night for Career and Technical Education from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the AISD Mac Bernd Professional Development Center.
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Parent University Scheduled
to Begin in February
Arlington ISD Parent University is an educational opportunity for the parents/guardians of AISD students to discover skills to support their children in school.
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Upcoming Events
Jan. 16: The board of trustees will meet in a regular session beginning at 7 p.m.
Jan. 20: Student/staff holiday for MLK Holiday.
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