Category Archives: Arlington ISD

Butler Elementary Kindness Club Models Kindness In and Beyond School

A few years ago, Butler Elementary faced a challenge: students who were dropped off early for the day had time to kill before school started, and they weren’t always being nice to each other during those unsupervised hours before the bell rang. But instead of imposing restrictive rules or doling…

Acts of Kindness: Spreading Kindness at Pearcy Elementary Through ‘Wonder’ Novel

“When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.”These words, a precept from the middle grade novel Wonder by R. J. Palacio, have become part of the everyday language at Pearcy Elementary School this year. With its varied character perspectives and memorable precepts and quotes, Pearcy principal Codi…

October 2017 Student-Athlete of the Month: Keelan Chilton

Keelan Chilton, senior for Martin High School’s football team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for October 2017. According to Head Coach Bob Wager, Chilton continues to display high character and a unique passion on and off the football field.“Keelan Chilton is the model that…

Value of Water Contest Draws Entries from More Than 500 Arlington Students

Arlington students showed their appreciation for water this fall in Arlington Water Utilities’ Value of Water coloring contest. More than 500 elementary school-aged kids entered the competition by completing the sentence “Because I have water, I can …” with an illustration. The entries demonstrated students are aware of how much…

GM Arlington Awards $100,000 in Grants in Support of STEM Education

General Motors Arlington Assembly awarded more than $100,000 in grants Thursday to local organizations and school districts that are investing in educational initiatives for youth, especially in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.“Thank you to these organizations for your dedication to enriching our community through STEM-focused initiatives,” said Raul…

Mentoring Arlington Youth Program Kickoff to Include Female Participants

The Arlington Police Department and its community partners have launched the 2017-18 Mentoring Arlington Youth program at Workman Junior High School. A kickoff held September 13 paired adult mentors with seventh and eighth grade students. This year, the Mentoring Arlington Youth Program expanded to include girls.  Their first meeting will…

Matthew McConaughey’s Foundation, Rangers Celebrate 6th Year of Fitness Partnership

The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and Matthew McConaughey’s just keep livin foundation celebrated the sixth year of their partnership with a special event featuring just keep livin participants on September 13, 2017.60 students from three program high schools, Sam Houston High School (Arlington), Pinkston High School (Dallas), and Eastern Hills…

September 2017 Student-Athlete of the Month: Haneen Elsharif

Haneen Elsharif, senior for Lamar High School’s volleyball team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for September 2017. According to Head Coach Heather Woodman, Haneen has become a leader on the volleyball team, serving as a positive influence and role model for her teammates through…

Number One Overall: Arlington Martin Grad Myles Garrett Takes his Dream to the NFL

Arlington native and Martin High School graduate Myles Garrett is taking his football dreams to the next level, as he prepares for his rookie season in the NFL as a member of the Cleveland Browns. The star linebacker was selected as the number one overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.…