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Arlington Elementary recognizes anniversary of 9/11 with annual Freedom Walk
Arlington Elementary's PTA organized and hosted the school's 14th annual 9/11 Freedom Walk in commemoration of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The yearly event featured retired servicemen and women from the United States Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, along with the Arlington Fire Department, Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Arlington High Drumline.
Master Sergeant Jim Brown, USMC, Ret. also demonstrated the American Flag folding ceremony and the meaning behind the 13 folds.
Movie Night @ The Jumbotron returns this October with a double feature of Scared Shrekless and Hocus Pocus! Track or Treat - a.k.a. Trick or Treat around the track - will begin at 5:45 PM, followed by Scared Shrekless at 6:30 PM and Hocus Pocus at 7:00 PM. To help us gauge interest, please fill out this form.
🎃 Free Admission & Open to the Community!
🧙🏽♀️ Wear Your Costumes!
👻 Track or Treat will feature clubs and organizations from Arlington High!
🗝 Students in Grades K-8 MUST be accompanied by a guardian. Students will not be allowed into the stadium without a guardian present.
🪑 Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Stadium seating will be closed.
Learn more about Scared Shrekless from Common Sense Media
Arlington 5K raises record sponsorship dollars in program's 23rd year
Saturday's rain held off just in time for runners of all ages to join the sprint in the 23rd annual Arlington 5K! What started in 1999 to benefit Arlington's only school at the time, Arlington Elementary, is now the largest fundraiser for the Arlington Education Foundation. Organized by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, this year's race featured nearly 200 runners and walkers and garnered the most sponsorship dollars and pre-registrants in the program's history. All dollars raised from this event will be donated to the Arlington Education Foundation, which helps fund teacher and school grants throughout ACS.
Thank you to Arlington Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tonia Howell and AEF President Lee Mills for organizing yet another successful Arlington 5K!
Arlington Homecoming raises more than $1,200 for St. Jude Children's Hospital
Arlington High's Princess for Patients, a club that offers good cheer to St. Jude patients, posed for pictures to help raise money for the children's hospital.
AHS 2022 King & Queen crowned during homecoming game
They’re King & Queen on and off the Court! Congratulations to Maddie Dickson and Logan Hill, your 2022 AHS HOCO King & Queen! #couplegoals
Arlington Football pulls off explosive homecoming win against Overton
The AHS Tigers closed out homecoming week with an explosive 41-6 win over the Overton Wolverines. From the Commercial Appeal: Tigers Quarterback Grant Buchanan threw for 182 yards, ran for 27 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, while on defense, Carter Wood had 5.5 tackles. AHS Football is led by Head Coach Tommy Miller.
Medical industry experts judge AMS STEM student prototypes
AMS 6th graders were tasked with designing a supportive, custom-sized ankle foot orthosis (AFO) to help a patient with spastic hemiplegia, a muscular disorder associated with cerebral palsy. Fourteen groups then showcased their prototypes in front of judges who design or sell orthotics in the real world.
Congratulations to the winners!
1st place: Edward Parker, Nate Ragland, Miller Chandler and Julianna Remscheid
2nd place: Logan Mooshegian, Luke (Lucas) James and Zach Hill
3rd place: Adam Owens, Tristan Hamilton, Emmi Clack
AHS students gaining hands-on experience with clinical internships
After more than a year of planning with local partners, Clinical Internships at Arlington High officially kicked off this past week! Students in Ms. Scherffius' class began their year-long internships at RedMed, The Pediatric Clinic, Vescovo Dentistry, Arlington Physical Therapy, Memphis Physical Therapy and the Arlington Animal Clinic!
These students were chosen last spring through a competitive selection process that consisted of an essay, teacher recommendations, an application, a grades & attendance review and an interview process. They will rotate at each site every 4-5 weeks to expose them to several fields in the medical industry.
- AMS Lunch & Learn - September 14th @ 12:00 PM
- AHS Curriculum Night - September 15th @ 6:00 PM
- ACS Pep Talks (Recognizing & Responding to Depression) - September 22nd @ 6:00 PM
- ACS Board of Education Monthly Meeting - September 27th @ 5:30 PM