Category Archives: Arlington ISD

Articles AISD 07-23-14

Arlington ISD to Offer Free and Reduced-price Meals

The Arlington Independent School District announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for qualifying students under the current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request. On July 28, Arlington ISD Food & Nutrition Services will begin mailing letters to students’ households about eligibility benefits and any actions that must be taken to apply for these benefits. Applications also are available beginning Aug. 4 at 1206 W. Arkansas Ln. or at www.schoollunchapp.com. Criteria for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits The following criteria Read more…

Articles AISD 07-22-14

Four AISD Principals Selected for Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Program

Four Arlington ISD principals have been selected to be among the 50 participants for this summer’s Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Program at Harvard  University. Mary Helen Burnett from Dunn Elementary, Selina Elizondo from Goodman Elementary, Mark Kammlah from Williams Elementary and Joshua Leonard from Blanton Elementary will attend a weeklong professional development course at Harvard after going through a highly competitive and selective application process. These principals will be taught by the world-class faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on one of three topics: Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership; Leadership: An Evolving Vision; or Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness. After participating in Read more…

Mayor’s Youth Commission Welcomes New Leadership

Thirteen students were recognized as newly elected officers during the Officer Crossover Ceremony held by the Mayor’s Youth Commission on June 5. Seven officers and six junior officers were selected by the Mayor’s Youth Commission, including a new president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. The Mayor’s Youth Commission is a youth-led organization with goals to help and improve the environment for youth in Arlington.  Members of the Mayor’s Youth Commission are Arlington Independent School District junior and high school students. Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck created the commission in the summer of 2006. The youth leadership plans, organizes and leads all Read more…

Pre-register Your Child for Pre-K in Arlington ISD

The AISD is implementing online pre-registration for the 2014-2015 school year for currently enrolled or new students who will be entering prekindergarten next year. Through our secure online enrollment system, families are able to enter their child’s information prior to on-campus registration, thus cutting down on wait times and paperwork at registration and ensuring accurate information for all students. Online prekindergarten pre-registration is available through Friday, June 13. Parents and guardians of current PK3 students who will attend Arlington ISD for PK4 will receive an email and/or letter in the mail prior to the Kindergarten Roundup event at the student’s Read more…

Arlington ISD to Launch Summer Food Service Program

The Arlington Independent School District will kick off its Summer Food Service Program next week to provide meals to children from low-income families living in the city. Beginning Monday, June 9, meals will be provided to all children, ages 1 through 18, without charge at various schools. Meals are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Breakfast and lunch will be provided weekdays starting June 10 through July 2 at various elementaries. Junior high sites will serve meals June Read more…

Arlington ISD Partners with Raise Your Hand Texas for Emerging Leaders Program

Beginning this summer, selected Arlington ISD employees interested in future campus leadership positions will participate in the Emerging Leaders Program. Raise Your Hand Texas is investing $1.3 million over three years into the program, conducted by New Leaders, a national nonprofit that develops transformational school leaders and designs effective leadership policies and practices for school systems across the country. “The Emerging Leaders Program will better enable the AISD to realize our belief that effective teaching and leadership are essential for student achievement. The program will build leadership capacity for the district as we continue our efforts to be a premier Read more…

Boys & Girls Club Youth Winner Vows to Finish Strong

For Joseph Saenz, it’s not where you start. It’s where you finish. So far he’s moving along quite nicely. The sophomore at Lamar High School was named Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of Arlington, an honor bestowed upon members who display leadership and mentorship attributes while logging community service hours. Saenz is president of Keystone, a youth leadership group within the Boys & Girls Clubs, which is where he amassed much of his 200-plus hours of community service. But those who know Saenz say it is his giving character and affirmative attitude that endears him Read more…

Arlington ISD and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital Partner to Expand Clinical Education Courses

High school students interested in the health professions will be able to participate in expanded clinical rotations, classroom labs and instruction through a collaboration between the Arlington ISD and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. The partnership would provide hospital space for students enrolled in clinical rotations classes at Bowie and Lamar high schools to meet each week. Approximately 45 students would participate in these courses each week, completing hospital rotations. Students would also receive instruction and conduct classroom labs in the hospital space. “Our Achieve Today. Excel Tomorrow. strategic plan includes a goal to prepare graduates to excel in higher Read more…

Voters Approve 2014 Bond Package

Voters approved the $663.1 million bond election earlier today. Proceeds of the bond issue will be used to build new facilities, upgrade and renovate existing facilities, address safety and security districtwide, upgrade technology infrastructure and equipment, provide fi¬ne arts equipment, and address transportation. “We are pleased that the voters supported this bond program, which will allow the district to implement a long-range facilities master plan designed to honor tradition while investing in the future,” Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos said. “The items included will allow us to provide increased access and opportunities for our students in order to meet our mission Read more…

New AISD School Aims to Increase Graduation Rate

No one story is the same: Their family needed the money so they must work instead of going to school. They fell behind in class work and couldn’t catch up. They struggled with learning in a traditional classroom setting. While their reasons for staying out of school may vary, the students at a unique Arlington ISD center are united in their goal of graduating. City and school district leaders praised those dropout prevention efforts on Tuesday. They also celebrated the municipal and educational collaboration that created 600 New York, named for its New York Avenue location near Berry Elementary School. Read more…