April 28, 2017

Picnic With Reading
Susan McGee is a grandmother 10 times over, so you could say she's quite the busy woman. Yet when letters went out from Burgin Elementary about a Reading Picnic during the lunch periods, she leaped at the chance to pop by. "I love spending time with my grandchildren," McGee said. "So when you have fun times like this, it makes it even better." | Susan McGee and grandson Riian T. enjoy reading together during the Reading Picnic at Burgin Elementary.  

Hill Elementary Explores
Have you ever wanted to visit the Great Barrier Reef? How about the Galapagos Islands or Yellowstone National Park? Or, maybe you want to experience the signing of the Declaration of Independence by going inside the Assembly Room in Philadelphia's Independence Hall. For students in Katie Shaw's fifth-grade science and social studies classroom at Hill Elementary, learning always means taking an expedition: a Google Expedition.| Hill Elementary fifth-grade teacher Katie Shaw is surprised and excited about winning a Transformation Through Innovation grant from the district.
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Venture Believes    
Each Monday at Venture High School a conversation is taking place even though, at times, there's no actual conversation. That's the day faculty and staff show up in T-shirts with black and white lettering that read, "Keep Calm and Believe in Yourself." Principal Beverley McReynolds wanted to provide a non-verbal reminder to the nearly 300-person student body of the school's chief mission statement that says, "We believe that all students can learn and become productive, responsible citizens through a balance of mutual commitment and personal integrity."Venture High School teachers, administrators and staff wear shirts that remind students, "Keep Calm and Believe in Yourself."

A Gollywhopper at Martin 
The Gollywhopper Games at Martin High School are affectionately referred to as the educational equivalent of having your cake and eating it, too. Dunn Elementary Principal Mary Helen Burnett might have described it that way a few years back, and every year her students are always eager to be a part of this annual event that truly is one part carnival, one part math exercise. | Boles Junior High eighth grader Adam P. takes a rocket to the face during one of the Gollywhopper Games at Martin High School.
News Briefs
Now hiring!
The AISD is currently hiring bus drivers! If you are interested in becoming a bus driver please visit www.aisd.net/hr and click on "current openings." AISD bus drivers have a starting rate of $15.22 per hour, and the minimum age is 21.
Prekindergarten/kindergarten registration now open
Arlington ISD's prekindergarten and kindergarten programs are the perfect place to prepare your child for a lifetime of success. You can pre-register for the 2017-2018 school year now! Online pre-registration for prekindergarten and kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year will be through Infosnap.
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April 2017 Arlington School & Family Magazine available
Check out the latest copy of Arlington School & Family Magazine here.
AISD to begin e-flyer service from Peachjar
AISD is getting ready to launch a new electronic flyer communication tool called "Peachjar."
No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view school eflyers. 
This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well informed about school programs, activities and events.

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