Category Archives: Arlington ISD

Articles Police 08-19-14

Helping Students Prepare for the New School Year!

Throughout the community, Arlington police officers and citizen volunteers are helping students get ready for a new year. At a Back-to-School, Stay-in-School Rally at Sam Houston High School on Aug. 16, Crime Prevention Officers spoke with students and parents about safety.  Students played safety games with officers and won prizes. The event also included members of Amigos en Azul and the Arlington Hispanic Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association who served as volunteers.  Amigos en Azul , comprised of Arlington officers and their families, donated back packs. More than 3,000 families attended the event. This Back-to-School event also offered workshops for Read more…

Articles AISD 07-22-14

AISD Board of Trustees Named a 2014 Honor School Board

The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees is among five school boards from across the state selected as Texas Honor Boards by the Texas Association of School Administrators. This program has honored boards that have demonstrated dedication to student achievement and make every effort to put students first since 1971. The other four school boards selected are Clear Creek ISD, Plano ISD, Midway ISD and Culberson County-Allamoore ISD. “Our Board is a dedicated and highly effective group of individuals who truly care about their role in school governance and work daily to help the Arlington ISD achieve our mission to empower Read more…

Articles AISD 08-08-14

Arlington ISD, UT Arlington Announce New STEM Academy

To continue the goal of being a district with leading-edge learning experiences, the Arlington ISD has partnered with The University of Texas at Arlington for a new STEM Academy – science, technology, engineering and math – that will open in August 2015 at Martin High School. Select Martin High School faculty and principal Marlene Roddy and representatives from UT Arlington’s College of Science and College of Engineering have worked together to lay the foundation for this groundbreaking academy. Students will have the opportunity to earn high school and college credits along four pathways – engineering, biology/biomedical science, computer science and Read more…

Articles AISD 07-22-14

Online Pre-Registration Available for All AISD Students

As part of the district’s strategic plan efforts to actively engage and partner with parents in the educational experience, the Arlington ISD has launched a new, more efficient way for parents to enroll students in the district for the 2014-2015 school year with online pre-registration beginning Friday, Aug. 1. Through infosnap, a secure online enrollment system, families are able to enter a child’s information prior to on-campus registration, thus minimizing wait times and paperwork at registration and ensuring accurate information for all students. “This new online system will better able us to serve our families by easing the registration process,” Read more…

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…