September 22, 2014

Engaged Community                    

A Walk for Graduation             

Operation Graduation Walk lures struggling students who have dropped out of school back to school the old fashioned way: by going straight to their homes and knocking on their doors. Small groups armed with a list of students who did not return to school this year canvassed every neighborhood surrounding AISD high schools last Saturday. The idea is to find out why the students are not in school and offer solutions for a return.Electra Kitchin, left, and Wendy Carrington, right, who both work in the Dropout Prevention department at the AISD, and Board Trustee Kecia Mays get ready to begin their Operation Graduation walk.

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Inspired Learners                        

Toddler Time      

Irma Hernandez goes a lot of places with 3-year-old daughter Poala and 1-year-old son Rey, but one of their favorites is Tuesday mornings at the family center room at Amos Elementary. Poala isn't a pre-K student there - yet - but she's getting ready. She knows her numbers, her shapes, and her colors. She also knows how to sit still. Irma Hernandez enjoys weekly Toddler Time at Amos Elementary with her children Poala and Rey.

Inspired Learners                       

A Riveting Speech     

Seguin High School senior Jacob T. wants to major in communications in college with a minor in theater, so he's rarely rattled in front of an audience. Even when that audience is about 5,000 educators. And the event is the AVID Summer Institute. | Jacob T., a senior at Seguin High School, gave a moving speech during the 2014 AVID Summer Institute in Dallas.

Effective Leadership                        

First Class Fine Arts     

To advance toward the district's vision of being a premier school district, the Arlington ISD is collaborating with industry experts to help develop the programming and facilities for the dual language/fine arts academies included in the 2014 bond program. Industry experts participating in the planning labs for these academies include individuals from The Cliburn, Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Casa Maana, the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of North Texas. Teachers, staff, administrators, community members, parents and students will also participate in the labs. | Butler Elementary orchestra students perform at last year's AISD Teacher of the Year banquet.

News Briefs
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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Registration open for Youth Education Success Summit
The 11th Annual YES Summit will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the University of Texas at Arlington.
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Upcoming Events
October 2: The Board of Trustees will meet in a regular session beginning at 7 p.m.
October 4: Parent University will be held at Bowie High School.
October 6:
The Board of Trustees will meet in a called session at 5:30 p.m.
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