ACS Connect

November 29, 2018

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Arlington Community Schools named a Top Workplace

ACS has been named a Top Workplace in the Memphis Metro area and Mid-South region! Of the 618 organizations invited to participate in the survey, only 55 companies were named a Top Workplace in the Memphis area. ACS was also ranked the 2nd overall Top Workplace across all large organizations (350+ employees)! Our teachers and staff work hard every day to promote a positive culture for their colleagues and students. This recognition further proves why ACS is a great place to work and send your children to school. Congratulations to the ACS family!

DES students learn to code robots using colors

This year, ACS hired two STEM teachers at each elementary school, and in four short months, we have seen tremendous excitement and engagement from our students! This week, Barnes & Noble stopped by DES' STEM class to show students how to code robots using lines and colors.

AHS takes home Best of Show in regional art contest

This is the 7th time in the exhibit's 11-year history that AHS has won Best of Show. Check out the winners and the award-winning art by visiting our website.

Christmas visits Arlington Elementary early

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Arlington Elementary's PTA hosted Santa Thursday night to kick off the holiday season! Beyond wishing for presents, students also made arts and crafts. Big thanks to AES' wonderful PTA for hosting another great event!

AMS holds annual spelling bee

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After 18 rounds and 142 words, Arlington Middle School has a new spelling bee champion! 6th grader Reagan Bruce took 1st place, followed by Ulises Gaytan Lobato (6th grade) and Reagan Moss (7th grade)!

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Seven AMS students make All-West Chorus

Congratulations to Saanvi Seth, Elena Lamica, Abbi England, Ella McMahon, Morgan Owens, Kendall Wilkie and Laurie Isgett!
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AHS Orchestra students selected for All West and All State

During the Thanksgiving break, 15 students from Arlington High School were selected for the All West Orchestra, distinguishing themselves as some of the finest musicians in West Tennessee and the entire state. Congratulations to the following:

Emily Abbott, Gail Alonzo, Robert Elliot, Cooper Etters*, Hayden Etters*, Claire Fletcher, Garrett Kirk*, Matthew Ku, Rachel Laribee*, Arturo Ortiz, Zachary Perry, Madison Powell, Aaron Xue, Jon Yopp and Lauren Ziegler

*Indicates the student was also selected for All State

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AHS Football standout Kenny Walker receives offer to Wake Forest University

Walker announced the news on Twitter earlier this week. Early Signing Day for football is December 19th. National Signing Day will be held in February.
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Lanetta & Lanyce Williams heading to UofM

The powerhouse twin basketball stars will keep the Tigers apparel by playing for the University of Memphis.
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Austin Antcliffe signs with Cumberland University

Austin signed his letter of intent to wrestle with Cumberland University beginning next fall.
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Cooper Tremmel accepts offer to Volunteer State CC

Cooper will take his skills to the next level after accepting an offer to play baseball at Volunteer State Community College.
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Drew Edwards joins Memphis Baseball

The UofM Tigers Baseball welcomed Edwards to the team on its website GoTigersGo earlier this week. Check it out here.

In Case You Missed It...

Donelson Elementary received the National Blue Ribbon Award earlier this month in Washington, D.C.! Many wondered though...what is a Blue Ribbon School? We took that question to some of our students...

AMS' Julie Allgyer wins the PLUS Experience Award

A parent nominated Ms. Allgyer for going above and beyond to help her students succeed in middle school. The parent said her children, who recently transferred from another district, were struggling to meet the higher academic expectations at AMS - that's when Ms. Allgyer stepped up to the plate. Check out this video to see why Ms. Allgyer received the award!
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Arlington Christmas Parade - December 1 at 3:00 p.m.

Student Half Day - December 21

Winter Break - December 24 - January 4 | Students return January 7