Oct. 18, 2016
Pearcy Plays 60
Imagine taking a handoff from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, juking left to avoid one tackler and slipping to the right by another before scampering 90 yards for a touchdown. Pearcy Elementary fourth grader Eizeah C. can. And he did, kind of. | Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott takes Pearcy Elementary students through drills during the Dairy Max Fuel Up to Play 60 event at the school.
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Fun, Family and Math    
There might not be a big STAAR test looming, but South Davis Elementary decided to get a head start on the test when it comes to math. Along with its Open House where parents learn more about what their children have learned, South Davis tacked on a fun and educational event in its cafeteria: Family Math Night.| Izabella O., Arianna O. and Natalie R. enjoy Open House and Math Family Night at South Davis Elementary.

Howdy from Swift 
Forget about begging, pleading or cajoling. They had Jason B. at "hot dog." "That's all they had to say to me," said the Swift Elementary third grader. "Hot dogs!" Getting students to return to school for events on any weekday night can be tough, but Swift may have found pretty effective bait. And they're not afraid to advertise it that way: It's the annual Hot Dog Howdy. | Mathias P. and Jason B. dig into their hot dogs during the Swift Elementary Hot Dog Howdy event.
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College Choices
Tamia H. seems to better understand the gravity of her situation. She goes to Lamar High School because she lives inside its attendance boundaries. "Your parents might make a choice to move to a certain part of town to go to a certain school," Tamia said, "but where you are is where you go to school." College, though, is different. | Pictured: Lamar senior Tamia H. and her mother listen closely while talking to a Southern University recruiter at AISD College Night at UTA.
News Briefs
Dr. Cavazos named Superintendent of the Year
AISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos was named 2016 Superintendent of the Year for Texas by the Texas Association of School Boards. The SOTY program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984.
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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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Oct. 21: Early dismissal for elementary students only
Nov. 3: The Board of Trustees will meet in a regular session
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