January 15, 2014

Engaged Community             

Let's Exercise             

First up: getting on a scale. Second: getting measured. Third: vowing to cut down on indulgences that make their way straight to the waistline.

Next, the eight women who had assembled in Amos Elementary's Family Room went to work. Bouncing, jumping and moving their arms, legs and feet until most of them were huffing, puffing and gasping for air. It was the first of the new weekly Let's Exercise session at the school. | Martha Lorena Salivar leads Amos parents in a Let's Exercise session.  

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Engaged Community                  

Coffee and Conversation   

When Atherton Elementary Principal Tonya Coleman organized her first "Coffee with the Principal" last week, she didn't know what to expect. She's new - on the job barely three months - and this was also a first at Atherton. Also, she couldn't rely on a Parent Teacher Association to get the word out, as a PTA doesn't exist at Atherton. "Let's see how this goes," Coleman said just before it started. | Atherton Principal Tonya Coleman engages parents in the school's first "Coffee with the Principal" meeting.

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Engaged Community                 

Joeckel Gives Back 

For former Arlington High School football player Luke Joeckel, it's better to give than receive. He has returned to his old high school stomping grounds ever since his days at Texas A&M to help Colts coach Scott Peach motivate his current players. And having the NFL's No. 2 draft pick show up and give advice has been, as Peach puts it, "priceless." That's no joke. When Joeckel returned last fall to have his jersey retired during an AHS pep rally, he once again wanted to leave the school with more than what he'd left with. It was enough to make Principal Jennifer Young say, "Wow." | Former Arlington High School football player and current NFL offensive tackle Luke Joeckel continues to give back to his alma mater.

Inspired Learners             

Bowie Grads Shining 

That Bowie High School alums Ify and Kosy Mora have done well at the University of The Incarnate Word in San Antonio isn't surprising considering their athletic - and academic - prowess while they played basketball, ran track and piled up the academic honors with the Volunteers.

Still, it is worth noting that the hard-working sisters are having quite the collegiate careers, particularly Ify Mora, who entered the new basketball season as the reigning Academic Player of the Year for her school's athletic conference, the Southland Conference. | Bowie High School alums Ify, left, and Kosy Mora have excelled both athletically and academically at Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

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News Briefs
CTE Information Night Scheduled for Wednesday
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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Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration Begins Friday
The Arlington 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr "Advancing the Dream" Celebration is being held Jan. 17-20.
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Parent University Applications Available Online
Arlington ISD Parent University - an educational opportunity for the parents/guardians of AISD students to discover skills to support their children in school - is Sat., Feb. 8, at Arlington High School. Registration is available online now.
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Upcoming Events
Jan. 15: Student Course Fair and Parent Information Night for Career & Technical Education.
Jan. 15:
The board of trustees will meet in a called work session beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the PDC.
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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