Sept. 23, 2016
Grandparents Flood AISD
For a guy who hadn't gotten a wink of sleep, John Marshall was in a pretty feisty mood at 8:30 a.m. He said hanging out with his grandson, a first grader at Wimbish Elementary, is always a joy so getting to do it at the boy's school was a double whammy of delight. "Wouldn't miss this," Marshall said. "I'm heading straight home after this to get some sleep, but this was more important right now." | Proud grandparent John Marshall spends the morning with his grandson, Wimbish first grader Ke'morian O., during Grandparents' Day at the school.
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Patriotic Parade    
It was kind of like a New Year's Day parade, except without the actual New Year. About 40 Ashworth Elementary kindergarteners snaked their way through the hallways of the school wearing patriotic top hats made of paper and colored in red, white and blue crayons. They also waved flags and carried banners that read Freedom! Equal Rights! and Honor! Ashworth's Constitution Parade is held near Patriot Day and meant to signal the beginning of lessons about the Constitution - and the beginning of Constitution curriculum for older students. It has been around for some time now, but with new kindergarten students coming in and the used-to-be-kindergarteners basking in nostalgia, it never gets old.| Ashworth Elementary kindergarteners continue the long tradition of the Constitution Parade around the school.

Mary Moore at Mary Moore 
Each morning, Mary Moore takes a bit of time to open up and read at least three handmade cards from students wishing her well. At this rate, she'll probably finish them just in time to be handed a few hundred more when she makes next year's appearance at the school that bears her name. | School namesake Mary Moore was gracious to spend a couple of hours in the library with Moore students for her 88th birthday.
Returning to School
By 9 a.m. on a recent humid Saturday, dozens of AISD educators, staff, parents and community members headed out across Arlington with one common goal: keep students in school. The Operation Graduation Walk is specifically designed to encourage high school students no longer attending classes to re-enroll. They do it the old-fashioned way: going to students' homes and knocking on doors. | AISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos and Board Member Polly Walton speak to a student during Operation Graduation, encouraging her to re-enroll in school.
News Briefs
Apply for School Health Advisory Council by Oct. 3
The School Health Advisory Council has provided the AISD Board of Trustees with valuable input from the district's stakeholders. The primary role of the SHAC is to assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district's health education instruction. The Board believes the function of the SHAC is vital to the Board, AISD administration and taxpayers.
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AISD, Moritz Dealerships form partnership
The Arlington ISD has formed a partnership with Moritz Dealerships to design the curriculum and fund all the equipment for the new Moritz Automotive Technology Program at the AISD Career and Technical Center, which will open in fall 2017.
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AISD partners with United Sound for new program
The Arlington ISD is creating a peer-mentoring program where high school students with special needs will learn to play musical instruments in an after-school club atmosphere. The unique program, in partnership with United Sound, is the first of its type in the state of Texas.
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