AISD Early Release Schedule

Arlington ISD secondary schools will have early release on Thursday, June 1, 2017, and all campuses will have early release on Friday, June 2, 2017. We wish you a safe and happy summer!

The early release schedule follows:

School Level Early Release Hours
AM Pre-K 8:20 a.m.-10:10 a.m.
PM Pre-K 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Elementary 8:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Junior High 8:55 a.m.-12:55 p.m.
High School 7:35 a.m.-11:35 a.m.
Alternative Schools 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


May 2017 AISD Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to our May 2017 Teachers of the Month Karl Ostrowski from Venture High School, Jonie Rinker-Dozier from Ousley Junior High and Hannah Stephens from Farrell Elementary. These teachers have continuously empowered and engaged AISD students to make sure they succeed. Thank you for your hard work!


TI Grant Showcase a success

Students from 32 Arlington ISD campuses showed off innovative and creative approaches to learning during the annual Transformation Through Innovation Grant Showcase Monday night. Last fall, 34 TI grants totaling nearly $1 million were awarded for proposals for transforming classrooms through innovative approaches to learning and technology use. Students from each campus showcased how their teachers' creative approaches to learning has impacted them.


Fifth grade student art on display at AT&T Stadium

All Arlington ISD fifth graders experienced a unique and exciting field trip once again this school year thanks to the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation – a private tour of the art displayed at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

The educational experience continued into the classroom, as each class created a thematic piece of art after the field trip that aligned with the tour and focused on visual literacy and their interpretation of what it means to be an artist. One piece of artwork was selected from each campus - such as the artwork pictured by Wood Elementary students - and put on display at AT&T Stadium, culminating with a reception last week.

Click here to see pictures from the reception.

Click here to watch a video from the reception.


Congratulations 2016-17 AWARE winners!

Congratulations to all of the 2016-17 AWARE winners and runners-up! The winners (pictured, left to right) are Dr. Jim Pettit from Lamar High School, Pauline Medlin from Burgin Elementary, Eric Hernandez from Bailey Junior High, Evan Sanchez from Butler Elementary and Ashley Johnson from Hale Elementary School. Runners up are Kay Owens from Martin High School, Letanja Stewart-Brooks from Nichols Junior High, Davy Frankiewicz from Wimbish Elementary, Veronica Puentes Salinas from Johns Elementary and Kristen Clark from Little Elementary.


Celebrate School Nurses!

Today we are celebrating our Arlington ISD school nurses on what Texas Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed as School Nurse's Day for 2017! Thank you for all you do for our students so that they have what they need to be healthy and in the classroom learning. International Nurse Day is May 12, celebrated on Florence Nightingale's birthday. National Nurse Week is May 6-12.

Pictured (starting top left and moving clockwise): Ms. Young from Young Junior High, Ms. Kinerd and Ms. Russell from Webb Elementary, Ms. Collins from Knox Elementary, and Ms. Jasper from Bryant Elementary.


May 2017 Student of the Month

Abraham is a fine, confident and poised young man who has demonstrated leadership, citizenship and responsibility at Venture High School.

Abraham has taken advantage of many opportunities offered to him that will translate into a successful future for him. He's a member of the ROTC program as well as PALS, the campus leadership group.

Abraham is known on campus as someone always willing to provide a helping hand. He greeted and escorted presenters during a Career Fair at Venture. Recently, he was seen helping a veteran who had been run off the road just outside the school and had two flat tires. Also, Abraham took a leadership role in getting together a team of Venture and Newcomer Center students who designed and constructed cardboard boats for the annual regatta at Hurricane Harbor.

Abraham plans to participate in the ROTC program at the University of North Texas and ultimately earn a commission into the United States Air Force. He is a great example of a Venture student with the determination and fortitude to achieve all of his goals! Congratulations, Abraham!


Congratulations Media Fair 2017 Winners

Congratulations to the Best of Show winners for Media Fair 2017! Cale L., Clay W. and Carl S. from Shackelford Junior High won in the secondary category for their project "American Rebel." Their sponsoring teacher was Jon Hoffner. For the elementary category (inset picture), Pope Elementary's Max B. won for his project "The Importance of Exercise." His sponsoring teacher was Elaine Abdur-Razzaq.

More than 100 students in grades pre-K through 12 had electronic projects on display at Media Fair 2017 so that they could be recognized for their excellent work using technology to improve learning.


2017-18 Transfer Wait List is Now Open

If you missed the new transfer application period in March, you may now apply to be put on a waiting list for a transfer for the 2017-2018 school year. Waiting list requests will be processed in mid-August if additional openings are available.

Click here to request to be added to the transfer waiting list for the 2017-2018 school year.

If you have questions about transfers, please call 682-867-7217.


AISD Celebrates School Principals' Day

We'd like to recognize our 77 principals and more than 135 assistant principals in the Arlington ISD on School Principals' Day! Our principals and assistant principals work hard everyday, they are dedicated to our students, and they are leaders who make the AISD a premier school district. Thank you for all you do!

Pictured (left to right): Seguin High School's Sam Nix, Arlington Collegiate High School's Dr. Ben Bholan, Young Junior High's Kelly Hastings, Kooken Education Center's Dr. Connie Spence, Former Ashworth Elementary Principal and current AISD Early Childhood & Elementary Educational Operations Coordinator Rhonda Greer, and Fitzgerald Elementary's Grayson Toperzer.


AISD named to inaugural cohort of Holdsworth Center’s premier leadership program

The Arlington ISD was named one of seven public school districts to participate in the Holdsworth Center’s inaugural cohort. Founded by H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, the Holdsworth Center has the goal of supporting and developing public school leaders in order to improve the quality of education offered to every child in every classroom in Texas. The other districts included in the cohort are Grand Prairie ISD, Klein ISD, Lamar CISD, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, Round Rock ISD and Southwest ISD.

The intensive 5-year program will kick off in June. The seven superintendents and leadership team members will participate in a two-year program, and the first cohort of school leaders will launch in the summer of 2018, with subsequent cohorts launching annually.

“We are honored to have been selected to participate in this inaugural cohort of what is sure to be an outstanding leadership program,” Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos said. “With a belief that our success depends upon effective teaching and leadership and a vision to be a premier school district and leader in education, our Achieve Today. Excel Tomorrow. strategic plan closely aligns with the Holdsworth Center’s goal.”

Through a unique set of experiences including exposure to the best leadership experts in the country, facilitated lectures with renowned faculty and group discussion, participants at the Holdsworth Center will explore their personal leadership in a setting that promotes reflection, thought and dialogue. Classes and team projects will focus on critical topics such as change management, effective teaming and best practices in talent management.

“We are excited to begin our first program with a strong group of districts who have dynamic leaders at the helm,” said Kate Rogers, executive vice president of the Holdsworth Center. “Though all seven are doing great work, they’ve identified areas where they can improve and are open to creative solutions. Our staff is eager to help. In the end, the work we will do together benefits students by ensuring that every school has a great leader.”


AISD Celebrates Food Service Appreciation Week

The Arlington ISD is celebrating Food Service Appreciation Week April 24-28! Thank you to all of our food service and nutrition employees - including those from (clockwise, starting at top left) Seguin High School and Morton, Dunn and Johns elementaries - who support the educational process and improve the overall health and well-being of every student through the meals and service they provide! You make a difference every day!


April 2017 AISD Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to our AISD April Teachers of the Month! The April honorees are (left to right): Kooken Education Center's Ken Foster, Young Junior High's Jennifer Omaña and Lamar High School's Maggie Loudermilk. These teachers strive to help our students succeed daily. We appreciate your hard work!


Celebrate your favorite school librarian

The Arlington ISD is celebrating National Library Week and School Librarians' Day on Wednesday, April 12! We thank all of our librarians - including those pictured (starting top left and moving clockwise) Morton Elementary's Lisa Cupples, Wood's Margaret Minyard, Pope's Elaine Abdur-Razzaq and Burgin's Rosana Bridgewater - for helping develop our students into lifelong learners who love to read! AISD librarians are dedicated professionals who support our students, teachers and community daily by providing nurturing environments with multiple forms of literacy and media as well as engaging learning opportunities. Thank you for all you do!


April 2017 High School Student of the Month

Congratulations to April 2017 Student of the Month Ramzi T. from Seguin High School. Ramzi’s list of extracurricular activities is impressive. He’s not only a member of but also the president of the National Honor Society, Health Occupations Students of America, Business Professionals of America and the National Technical Honors Society. He’s the communication director for the Environmental Club, and he participates in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Project SOAR, Key Club and Student Council.

Ramzi is a Richard Greene Scholar, he won the Rotary Outstanding Student Award, and he qualified for the National Leadership Conference for the Future Business Leaders of America two years in a row. Ramzi regularly does community service at Mission Arlington and O.S. Gray Park, and he also participated in wrestling.

Ramzi plans to receive a bachelor’s in both healthcare studies and business administration and pursue a career as a pediatrician. He is a great example of a student who is reaching his maximum potential in the Arlington ISD. Congratulations, Ramzi!


Congrats TCU Community Scholars from Sam Houston High School

Congratulations to seven outstanding Sam Houston High School students - Lorenta A., Maranata D., Kaylee H., Kris L., Rose L., Doreen N. and Julie T. - who were recently awarded the TCU Community Scholars scholarship! Each scholarship is worth $260,000, which will finance four years of undergraduate studies at TCU.

Sam Houston is one of 11 area schools that participate in the TCU Community Scholars Program, and this year 40 scholarships will be awarded to students who must go through the normal application process for admission to TCU, plus complete extra essays and interviews to be accepted into the program.

View pictures from this event here.


March 2017 High School Student of the Month

Congratulations to Julie T. from Sam Houston High School, our March 2017 Student of the Month! Julie is an exemplary student who has been an AISD student all of her life and is now a leader at Sam Houston High School.

Julie is involved in many different areas at Sam Houston. She’s senior class president, plays tennis and performs with Texans on Stage. She’s in AVID, National Honor Society, Earth and Science Club, Key Club, and Business Professionals of America. She’s also on the Student Leadership Advisory Board and she’s the high school representative on our Citizens Oversight Bond Committee. And, on top of all of that, she’s a Richard Greene Scholar.

Julie spends much of her time outside of school volunteering with the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and assisting local elderly people. Julie plans to double major in biomedical engineering and political science to give her options of medical school or law school after her undergrad. She is leaning toward attending Yale University.

Julie is a top-notch student, an excellent musician, she’s very artistic and a wonderful leader at Sam Houston. Congratulations, Julie!


Register today for April 1 Parent University/All Pro Dad's Day

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


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!



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