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Parent University/All Pro Dad's Day April 1 at McNutt Elementary

Join us for an exciting Parent University and All Pro Dad's Day event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at McNutt Elementary at 3609 S. Center Street in Arlington. The morning of this districtwide event will feature breakfast and parent workshops followed by the first-ever All Pro Dad's Day where there will be summer resources, live entertainment, games, activities and door prizes. Refreshments will also be provided.

For more information and to register, visit the Parent University website.

 

Student Career Exploration Night March 27

It's never too early for students to get a head start on career exploration! AISD fourth-through-eighth graders and their parents are invited to attend the first-ever Student Career Exploration Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at the AISD Professional Development Center at 1111 W. Arbrook Blvd. in Arlington.

During this interactive, come-and-go event, student can explore career possibilities with local employers and the AISD Career and Technical Education department. Learn more about careers in architecture, education, health science, law and public safety, manufacturing and more!

Click here to view a flyer for this event

 

Prekindergarten & Kindergarten Registration Information

Arlington ISD’s prekindergarten programs are the perfect place to prepare your child for a lifetime of success. You can pre-register for the 2017-2018 school year beginning Monday, April 3!

Online pre-registration for prekindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year will be through Infosnap.

How Much Does Prekindergarten Cost?
Free Half-Day for Students Who Qualify
The state-funded prekindergarten program serves 3- and 4-year-olds who:

Qualify for school free/reduced-price lunch program
Speak limited English
Are homeless as defined by 42 U.S.C.S. Section 11302
Are dependents of military personnel who are on active duty, or who were injured or killed in action
Have ever been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services

Half- or Full-day Paid Tuition
There are two pre-K programs for 4-year-olds available on a first-come, first-served basis. Full-day paid registration begins April 3; half-day paid registration is waiting-list only until Sept. 5. Tuition is due by the first business day of the month.

Half-day program: $263/month
Full-day program: $527/month at Duff, McNutt, Moore and Peach elementary schools

Ages
Children who have reached age 3 or 4 by September 1.

Half-Day Hours

Mornings: 8:20 – 11:20 a.m.
Afternoons: 12:35 – 3:35 p.m.

How to Register
1. Get your snapcode. If your child is already an AISD student, we’ll send you a unique registration code called a “snapcode” via email or mail (please make sure your school has your current contact information). If you’re new to AISD, just skip to Step 2.
2. Pre-register online. Use your snapcode (if applicable) on Infosnap, a secure online system that allows you to do most of the paperwork at home, so there’s less of a wait time on campus.
3. Get your fast pass. Once your registration is submitted, please print your fast pass before going to the school to complete registration.
4. Complete registration on campus. Bring your fast pass and any other requested documentation to your home campus between April 3 and 13 (open evenings April 4 and 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.). If you’re zoned to a campus that doesn’t offer prekindergarten, you can register at any campus.
5. Get accepted. If you’re registering for the paid half-day prekindergarten, we’ll notify you of acceptance based on space availability on Sept. 5.

Want a school for prekindergarten other than the school you’re zoned for? First, complete online pre-registration for your home campus – then take the required documentation to the school you want your child to attend for prekindergarten.

Live outside the district? You’ll need to register in person at the campus.

For a list of prekindergarten locations in the Arlington ISD, please click here.

 

Congratulations March 2017 AISD Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to our AISD March Teachers of the Month! The March honorees are: Foster Elementary's Melanie Bazata Krieger, Workman Junior High's Amy Gramolini and Sam Houston High School's Armando Talamantez. Thank you for your dedication to AISD students!

 

AISD Education Celebration at Six Flags March 31

Join the Arlington ISD Education Foundation for an exclusive private party at Six Flags Over Texas from 6-11 p.m. on Friday, March 31! Since 1994, the AISD Education Foundation has been supporting AISD teachers through grants, and nearly $2 million in separate grant awards have been distributed to teachers for use in their classrooms.

For only $20 admission, you can join this private party at Six Flags that benefits the AISD Education Foundation. By putting in your school's gift code when you buy tickets, $5 of every ticket sold will go directly back to your school's fund to be used by your principal to support your school.

Special discounted parking will be $10 per car (at the gate). Season tickets do NOT apply to this special event. There are a limited number of tickets available, so get yours today before they are gone. Tickets will be $29.99 plus tax if purchased at the main gate on March 31.

Click here to view a flyer for this event, or click here to get your gift code and purchase tickets online. More information is available on the AISD Education Foundation website.

 

Celebrate MAC Openings March 21 and 22

Join the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees and administration for Open Houses for the new Multipurpose Activity Centers at each of the district's six traditional high schools. The Multipurpose Activity Centers were funded through the Bond 2014 program.

The schedule will be:

School Date and Time
Arlington High School 6:30-8 p.m. on March 22
Bowie High School 6-7:30 p.m. on March 21
Lamar High School 6:30-8 p.m. on March 21
Martin High School 5:30-7 p.m. on March 21
Sam Houston High School 6:30-8 p.m. on March 22
Seguin High School 5:30-7 p.m. on March 22

 

Spring Break March 13-17

These superheros from Ousley Junior High remind you that the Arlington ISD will be closed for Spring Break March 13-17. Classes will resume on Monday, March 20, 2017. We hope you have a safe and fun break!

 

AISD celebrates National School Social Workers Week

In the AISD we love our school social workers! They go above and beyond in helping our students succeed! Pictured are employees from our Families in Transition, Title I support, and Pregnancy, Education and Parenting departments as well as Attendance Navigators and Intervention Specialists. We are thankful to have such a dedicated group of social workers in the AISD who offer support to students, parents and staff and connect them with community services. Keep up the good work!

 

AISD transfer period begins March 6!

From fine arts to college prep to technical training, we bring a wealth of opportunities to help students identify their unique dreams. At the AISD, potential gets real.

In-district and out-of-district transfers are available at all AISD campuses on a space-available basis for a fee of $65. Transfer applications will be accepted beginning at 2 p.m. on March 6 through 3 p.m. on March 10.

Learn more at www.aisd.net/transfers.

 

Parents encouraged to complete Parent Satisfaction Survey

The Arlington ISD is currently conducting a Parent Satisfaction Survey for parents to provide input on parent engagement for their child's school.

As a part of the Achieve Today. Excel Tomorrow. Strategic Plan, the Arlington ISD is committed to becoming a premier school district. Through this survey, we will determine where we are as a district so that we may set realistic, measurable goals for continuous improvement.

All parents are encouraged to complete the survey, available online here. The Parent Satisfaction Survey, which should take about 10 minutes, must be completed by March 31, 2017.

 

Congratulations February 2017 AISD Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to our AISD February Teachers of the Month! The February honorees are (left to right): Fitzgerald Elementary's Fatiyat Amoda, Shackelford Junior High's Jon Hoffner and Arlington Collegiate High School's Gerald Gonzales. Thank you for your work to help potential get real in the Arlington ISD!

 

Register today for the 4th Annual AISD Super Saver Fun Run

The Arlington ISD Energy Management Department encourages a “Live Green” activity each year for AISD students and teachers to raise awareness about environmental issues. This year’s event will be the 4th Annual Fun Run on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at River Legacy Park. There are two goals for the event: promote environmental awareness and a healthier lifestyle for students, and raise money for future energy-awareness activities in the district.

Thanks to the efforts of the AISD Energy Committee, comprised of representatives from every school and auxiliary building in the AISD, the district reduced its utility cost over the past five years by almost $4 million! Every dollar saved on energy costs is a dollar that can be used to benefit AISD students in the classroom.

The 4th Annual AISD Super Saver Fun Run will feature a 1-mile run/walk and 5K run/walk with a raffle for a Super Hero quilt. Click here to register online or click here for a paper registration form. Please mail your paper registration form to:

Arlington ISD Plant Services
Attn: Shauna DiBella
1201 Colorado Lane
Arlington, TX 76015
Make checks payable to: Arlington ISD

The race-day schedule will be as follows:
7 a.m. Late Registration
8 a.m. 1-mile run/walk
8:30 a.m. 5K run/walk
9:45 a.m. Awards

Packet pickup is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at the AISD Mac Bernd Professional Development Center at 1111 W. Arbrook Blvd., in Arlington.

 

Three Lamar High School Students to Compete for Chance at Broadway Performance

Congratulations to Buddy G., Diamond C. and Stakiah W. from Lamar High School for advancing to the area finals of the National August Wilson Monologue competition! These three competed with more than 100 area students recently and are among the 18 Dallas-area finalists. Buddy, Diamond and Stakiah will now compete at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20 at SMU's Bob Hope Theater for the chance to advance as one of two Dallas-area finalists to perform on Broadway in the national finals.

 

AISD Hiring Bus Drivers

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.

 

AISD Instructional Technology Honored

Congratulations to the Arlington ISD instructional technology department for being recognized with the 2017 Learning Forward Outstanding Team for Professional Learning Award! Learning Forward Texas recognizes groups and individuals who use high-quality professional learning to impact student achievement. The Outstanding Team for Professional Learning Award focuses on team or department professional learning programs that are results-driven and designed to show an impact on student achievement. The AISD instructional technology department was honored at the Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference in Austin last week and again at the Feb. 2 meeting of the AISD Board of Trustees.

 

Thank you AISD Counselors!

We love our Arlington ISD counselors and appreciate the contributions they make every day to ensure the success of our students! They provide support to not only students but also parents, staff and administration. Take the time this week to say thank you to your favorite counselor during National School Counseling Week!

Pictured (clockwise from top left) are counselors from Bailey Junior High, Bowie High School, Shackelford Junior High and elementary schools from the Sam Houston High School network.

 

Congratulations 2017 Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations Alex T. from Duff Elementary and Hope T. from Boles Junior High who won the Area 7 and 8 spelling bee contests, respectively! Area 7 runner up was Corrina C. from Bailey Junior High, and the Area 8 runner up was Haley W. from Shackelford Junior High.

Alex and Hope will move on to the Regional Spelling Bee at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, at the TCU BLUU Ballroom. Good luck!

 

February Student of the Month

Daniel exemplifies the positive qualities of an inquisitive learner and leader at Newcomer Center.

Daniel excels in the classroom, he’s well liked by his peers and he frequently offers assistance to both teachers and students. He goes above and beyond what is expected of him. Daniel is an Ambassador at Newcomer Center, a role he gladly took on to assist new students. As an Ambassador, Daniel helps new students become oriented with the campus, showing them where their classrooms are and answering questions for them in a no-pressure setting.

Because of his enthusiasm for soccer, Daniel tried out and made the team at Seguin High School, his home campus.

Daniel impresses teachers with his work ethic, and he is well on his way to what will be a successful time at Seguin starting next year. Congratulations, Daniel!

 

AISD to host Teacher Career Fair Feb. 25

The Arlington ISD will host a Teacher Career Fair on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at the AISD Professional Development Center at 1111 W. Arbrook Blvd. Elementary teacher candidates should attend from 9 a.m. to noon, while secondary teacher candidates should attend from 2 to 5 p.m.

The district is seeking outstanding candidates for all teaching positions for the 2017-2018 school year. High-need areas include math, science, bilingual and special education. Apply today at www.aisd.net/hr. Please call 682-867-7405 or email hrrecruiting@aisd.net with questions. Preregistration is not required.

 

AISD Celebrates School Board Recognition Month

The Arlington ISD recognized and celebrated its wonderful Board of Trustees and superintendent as a part of School Board Recognition Month at the Jan. 19 meeting. We are thankful for their dedication to the students and employees of the Arlington ISD!

The AISD Board, which oversees the 11th-largest school district in the state of Texas, has put an emphasis on being a premier school district and leader in education. In the past year, Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos and the Board have been a part of many exciting initiatives, including: the opening of two new elementary schools in McNutt and Peach elementaries, launching the InSideOut Initiative character education program for all secondary athletics teams, creating a partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington for an AISD Teacher Academy, and being recognized by Equal Opportunity Schools for the district’s work to ensure that historically underrepresented students have the opportunity to succeed in challenging high school courses.

As the Board was thanked for its commitment and contributions to the AISD, each member was presented with framed artwork by fifth- and sixth-grade students from Bryant Elementary.

Being honored were President Jamie Sullins, Vice President Dr. Aaron Reich, Secretary John Hibbs, Assistant Secretary Kecia Mays, Polly Walton, Kristen Hudson and Bowie Hogg, along with Cavazos.