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Arlington Jams: AHS singer-songwriter releases single, "Stronger Now"
Priya Vani, a sophomore at Arlington High School, recently released her first-ever recorded single, Stronger Now. The aspiring singer-songwriter says the song is inspired by her teenage years, and although life gets hard, her dreams for the future keeps her motivated to remain stronger now.
Priya continues our new music session series, Arlington Jams, with her single, Stronger Now, and it's 🔥🔥🔥.
REGISTER: Track or Treat Movie Night @ The Jumbotron!
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.
- Free Admission & Open to the Community!
- Wear Your Costumes!
- Track or Treat will feature clubs and organizations from Arlington High!
- To help us gauge interest, please fill out this form.
- Students in Grade K-8 MUST be accompanied by a guardian. Students will not be allowed into the stadium without a guardian present.
- Bring your lawn chair and blankets! Stadium seating will be closed.
- Learn more about Scared Shrekless from Common Sense Media
- Learn more about Hocus Pocus from Common Sense Media
What's that smell? "Stinky Pirates" has DES 1st graders up and singing
Donelson 1st graders learned to recognize the Meter in songs with two and four beats in a measure or group. Students in Mr. Sims' music class used the song “Stinky Pirates” to accomplish this task by hoisting the sail on the pirate ship and singing the song as they move to the beat. Students also started the class off by walking and then marching to the beat of music that enabled them to hear and feel the difference of two and four beat music.
AHS senior joins District Office as first-ever student intern
We're welcoming the district's very first student intern, Jake Stoope, to the district office team! The Class of 2023 senior is currently enrolled in Work-Based Learning at Arlington High, which allows him to leave school early to get hands-on, real-world experience three days a week. Jake is interested in pursuing a career in Sports Broadcast Journalism, so he'll work with ACS Communications this year to build his craft in film, photography, graphic design and much more! Some of the stories you'll see here will be developed by Jake, so let's cheer him on!
🎵Here Comes the Sun 🎵Class of 2023 welcomes #SeniorSunrise 🌞
Apple pie...in a cup? It's real. Ask AES students in Ms. Mefferd's class
These AES 1st graders have been learning all about the apple! From the life cycle and parts of an apple to literature about the fruit, students have been able to demonstrate their learning through various activities. It all led to making apple pie in a cup using simple simple ingredients like graham crackers, canned apple, whip cream and sugar. Students had to work in collaborative groups and communicate effectively before digging in!
DES aims to help parents with Coffee with the Counselors series
Donelson Elementary's Coffee with the Counselors program has returned for the new school year! School Counselors Lauren Cocke and Kaadia Montgomery kicked off the series talking about The Role of a School Counselors: what they do, what they don't do and how they can best support students with the help from parents.
Coffee with the Counselors returns on October 20th to talk about Internet Safety. Click here to explore what they have planned in the year ahead!
To celebrate the district's new strategic plan, Portrait of an ACS Graduate, three teachers were honored with a giveaway, sponsored by Adaro Realty's Barbara Fletcher! To be eligible, employees had to post on social media how they're implementing the strategic plan into their classrooms and job roles to help student achievement. The district selection committee then determined who best showcased the tenants of the strategic plan during August.
Congratulations to Arlington Elementary's Dr. Carren Marvin and her protégé Merv the Puppet, Donelson Elementary's Kenzie Kivelle and Arlington High's Cameron White!
- Labor Day (NO SCHOOL) - September 5th
- Q1 Interim Report Cards - September 7th
- 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