ACS Connect

September 19, 2019

Big picture

John Morgan Fahey named National Merit Semifinalist

Arlington High senior John Morgan Fahey has been named a National Merit Semifinalist - one of only 16,000 in the country! As a junior, John Morgan had to take the Preliminary SAT to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program. On Monday, it was announced that he is among the highest-scoring students in the state!

He'll now compete to become a finalist. We sat down John Morgan to ask him about this recognition and learn more about his time as an AHS student. You can read it here.

WATCH: AES students learn 1920s hit "The Charleston"

Who said P.E. class was nothing but dodgeball and basketball? Arlington Elementary's Coach Halford got his students up and dancing to The Charleston to help them get active!

Watch below!

Big picture
Arlington High School’s graduation rate continues to trend upward, according to data released this week by the Tennessee Department of Education.

AHS’ grad rate for the 2018-2019 school year was 97.27 percent, up .07 points from the previous year. Overall, AHS has the 2nd highest graduation rate in Shelby County, following Bartlett City Schools.

Since 2013, Arlington’s rate has increased by nearly 2.5 percentage points.

Tennessee’s average graduation rate is 89.7 percent.

College Fair returns to Arlington High

Nearly 80 colleges and universities stopped by Arlington High School today for the annual college fair! All 2,100 students got the chance to speak to college reps and learn about campus life and the different majors and programs. Check out some of the pics below!
Big picture

AES celebrates Constitution Day with living museum

The Father of the U.S. Constitution, James Madison, stopped by AES today to celebrate Constitution Day! In this living museum, students learned about the formation of the Constitution and what it took to be signed and ratified by the states.

Meet the new teachers at DES & AES!

This semester, we are celebrating our new teachers to ACS! We're so excited to welcome them into the ACS family and community. Special thanks to the students in the AHS Tigerlife Journalism program for writing these articles!

Big picture

Did you know at least 8 million students miss 10% of the school year nationwide? Three-fourths of students who are chronically absent in 6th-grade will drop out of high school, while a student who is chronically absent in high school is 7.4X more likely to drop out.

Chronic absence affects all kids, not just the absent ones. Learn how to get kids in school every day here:

Big picture

AHS Varsity Volleyball dominates Bartlett

The Lady Tigers defeated the Panthers Wednesday night in all three sets: 25-13, 25-15 and 25-17! The team takes on Cordova next Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. in the AHS gym.

Photo of middle hitter: Isabella Wade (10th)

Big picture


  • AHS Band Invitational - Saturday, September 21
  • ACS Board Meeting - Tuesday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m.
  • AHS Home Football Game (Homecoming) - Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m.
  • End of 1st Quarter - Friday, October 11
  • Fall Break (No School) - Monday, October 14 - Friday, October 18