August 2016 - In This Issue:
Venture HS and Newcomer Center settle into new home
"It's like an arranged marriage, but it's working out well."
That's how Venture High School Principal Beverley McReynolds described what it's like sharing a campus with Newcomer Center. Both schools, Venture and Newcomer, moved to Ferguson Education Center last summer, after the 2014-2015 school year.

The Ferguson building had been home to Ferguson Junior High until the end of 2014-2015. However, a comprehensive district facilities assessment ...  
Technology takes Martin High School world geography classes to a new level

"The students like it because I'm not always talking at them," said Martin High School world geography teacher Sarah Spurrier about the Chromebooks her students use in her classes. "It puts learning in their hands."  
Thanks to a Transformation Through Innovation (TI) grant, all world geography teachers at Martin High School now have access to carts of Chromebooks for their students.

Bond-funded facilities open for school

Application window open for Transformation Through Innovation grants

Citizen oversight committee meets to review bond progress

Board approves bond construction at Arlington High School and nine elementaries

Board names principal of Career and Technical Center 

Board approves bond construction for four schools

Plans shaping up for Arlington district's career tech, ag centers

Dr. Marcelo Cavazos
   AISD Superintendent         
Jamie Sullins 
   Board President
Dr. Aaron Reich 
   Board Vice President   
John Hibbs
   Board Secretary
Kecia Mays
   Board Assistant Secretary      
Bowie Hogg
   Board Member
Kristen Hudson
    Board Member
Polly Walton
   Board Member 
Bond construction update
Facilities Update
Bond-related construction is in full-swing at multiple locations throughout the district. And this fall, construction will begin at many more campuses.
Click below for details about the projects currently underway.

Major renovations underway at Jones Academy, near completion at Corey Academy
Fine Arts Update
Corey and Jones Academies of Fine Arts and Dual Language began their second school year on Aug. 22, 2016, in the same buildings they were in last year - but now they look totally different.

Both school buildings are receiving extensive renovations, funded by the 2014 Bond program, to enhance the fine arts and dual language programming the new academies offer.
Bond technology update
Safety, Security and Technology Update
Bond 2014 money is helping transform the AISD technologically, dramatically increasing access to technology for students and teachers throughout the district. 

Click below for an update on bond technology projects that are complete, work that is ongoing and projects yet to come.

AISD receives 23 new school buses
The AISD transportation department has received 23 new buses this year, paid for by the 2014 Bond program.
The 23 buses, 10 propane and 13 diesel, represent Phase II of the Bond program for transportation. 
How to Contact Us
The Bond Newsletter is produced by the AISD communications department.

Ryan Pierce, editor

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