August 14, 2014

Inspired Learners                  

Collegiate High Realized         

The building that will house the Arlington Collegiate High School at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus is taking shape, and administrators and staff are getting ready to make it a reality. In late Spring, AISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos and TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley solidified this unique partnership with a memorandum of understanding signing event in the North Ballroom at the TCC Southeast Campus. This week, the 125 students in the inaugural class completed a week-long summer bridge program. And in less than two weeks, the Arlington Collegiate High School will officially open, allowing students an opportunity to not only earn a high school diploma but also leave after four years with an associates degree. | The inaugural Arlington Collegiate High School at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus class is pictured after finishing the summer bridge program.

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Effective Leadership                      

Marathon Man      

Be careful what you say around Johns Elementary PE teacher Randy Williams when it comes to running. He's a marathoner who wants everyone else to be a marathoner, too - because he thinks they can. Johns colleague Monica Leal once told Williams how his running "inspired" her, and how she wouldn't mind doing something like that one day. A few days later, Williams asked if Leal really wanted to train for a run.Johns Elementary PE teacher Randy Williams inspires both his fellow teachers and his students, pictured here at the 2014 AISD Earth Day Run, to get moving.

Inspired Learners                     

STEM Academy announced 

To continue the goal of being a district with leading-edge learning experiences, the Arlington ISD has partnered with The University of Texas at Arlington for a new STEM Academy - science, technology, engineering and math - that will open in August 2015 at Martin High School. | Students admitted into the new STEM Academy will have the opportunity to earn high school and college credits in engineering, biology/biomedical science, computer science and math/science.

Engaged Community                     

State of the District      

Nearly 300 community leaders, teachers, parents and citizens gathered for the annual State of the District address on August 11 at the Professional Development Center. Arlington ISD Board of Trustees president Bowie Hogg and Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos gave an update on the district's accomplishments as well as future goals in the hour-long presentation. | Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos highlights one of the many new initiatives announced by the district in the past year.
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News Briefs
Online pre-registration available for all students
The AISD is implementing online pre-registration for the 2014-2015 school year for both returning and new students. Through our secure online enrollment system, families are able to enter their child's information prior to on-campus registration, thus cutting down on wait times and paperwork at registration and ensuring accurate information for all students.
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Ousley Junior High earns high praise for progress

The United States Department of Education has recognized Ousley Junior High as both a high-performing Title 1 school and a high-progress Title 1 school. Ousley is one of 248 school across Texas to earn the high-performing distinction, and one of 380 to earn the high-progress designation.
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August 18-22: All teachers report for staff preparation and development.
August 21: The Board of Trustees will meet in a regular session beginning at 7 p.m.
August 25: First day of school for all students.
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