September 15, 2014

Engaged Community                    

Drive to Read            

The beginning of the school year is when the Arlington-area community shines the most, as thousands of backpacks and school supplies are donated to help students get started on the right path. The Arlington Police Department, though, made a slightly different donation to the Arlington ISD on Friday with the delivery of 1,500 books.The Arlington Police Department presents the AISD with 1,500 books to help kick off the upcoming National Night Out celebration on Oct. 7.

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Inspired Learners                        

Friday Morning Fun     

Larson Elementary fifth-grade student Mariana B. isn't a big reader, which she admitted with a giggle to her new buddy Kofi B. The Lamar High School student didn't think it was all that funny. "Reading is going to get you through elementary school, through junior high school and through high school," he told her. "You can't even get through life without reading." Lamar High School football player Kofi B. reads to Larson Elementary fifth-grade students Leo S. and Mariana B.

Inspired Learners                       

School Makeovers a Hit    

Libraries don't usually command the most foot traffic during an open house, but not all of them look like the new digs Rankin Elementary is sporting. Large, bright, colorful and modern in design, the new library was a big hit on Thursday, trumping the new kitchen and even the new wing where 11 new classrooms were added. Rankin was one of three AISD schools to get makeovers and/or renovations during the summer. Knox Elementary has a new sixth-grade with four additional classrooms, 11 refurbished classrooms and a renovated gymnasium. Blanton Elementary has 10 new classrooms and a kitchen/cafeteria expansion and renovation. | Blanton, Knox and Rankin elementaries (pictured top, middle and bottom) all had major renovation and/or addition projects completed this summer.

Inspired Learners                       

Hitting the High Notes    

When Morgan E.'s school day at Arlington High School ends, her other day begins. That's the one of lyrics and beats, of tone and diction, of high pitches and low notes. By the time her classmates are heading off to Art Club or French Club or nesting in front of a television set, Morgan is belting out songs in a recording studio. Her songs. Often written or co-written by her. | Arlington High School sophomore Morgan E. has been working on a new pop album.

News Briefs
PSAT test registration available September 8-19
The Arlington ISD will conduct its PSAT testing from 7:35-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Students must register on their home campus from September 8-19, and testing is free to all AISD students and home-school students residing within the AISD boundaries.
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AISD hosting Skilled/Direct Labor Job Fair September 30
The AISD is seeking candidates for many positions, including: bus drivers/attendants, general maintenance, HVAC mechanics and custodians.
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Upcoming Events
September 18: The Board of Trustees will meet in a work session beginning at 7 p.m.
October 2: The Board of Trustees will meet in a regular session beginning at 7 p.m.
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