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Arlington Community Schools

Lady Tigers beat Bartlett

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Glow party comes to Arlington

The Mother/Son Glow Party in Arlington drew a full house for an evening of dancing, playing with glowstick accessories, dinner and a Saturday evening of fun on Jan. 21. The event was hosted by the Arlington Community Schools PTA Council at the Arlington Storm Shelter. Dinner was included in the ticket price of $30 for […]

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Lady Tigers defeat Bolton 63-49

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Streaking Tigers pick up third consecutive win

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Don’t expect Arlington head basketball coach Don Deaton or assistant coach Tim Halford to change their clothes if the Tigers continue winning. They have enough superstition to last the rest of the season. “We will wash them,” said Halford, who will continue to wear kaki pants, a blue Nike shirt and A-jacket, while Deaton will […]

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2 area educators complete superintendents’ training

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The list of qualified individuals ready to assume the demanding position of school superintendent grew by two local educators’ names last month with their successful conclusion of the ninth Prospective Superintendents Academy. The Academy is hosted by the Tennessee Schools Boards Association (TSBA) and the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS). The educators are Dr. […]

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Arlington, Collierville students win state fire poster contest

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NASHVILLE—The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office has recognized the winning entrants in the 2016 Fire Prevention Poster Contest, including students from Arlington and Collierville. Local winners included: 12th-grade winner: Katie Tucker of Collierville High School, sponsored by Collierville Fire & Rescue Eighth-grade winner: Julia Timms of Collierville Middle School, sponsored by Collierville Fire & Rescue […]

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At a Glance for Jan. 12, 2017

How much snow did you get this weekend? By midday Friday, local snow reports included 0.9 inches for Bartlett, 2 inches for Germantown, 1 inch for Cordova and 2.5 inches for Memphis. Let us see what fun you had or what snow and ice challenges you faced. Send your snow photos to bartlett.editor@journalinc.com for publication […]

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ACS pulls permit for new $3M district office

Construction is slated to start next month on the $3 million district office building for Arlington Community Schools, and it’s expected to be completed just in time for the start of the 2017-18 school year. According to Shelby County Code Enforcement, the permit that ACS filed on Dec. 28 is for a main building with […]

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ACS rezones 3 schools for 2017-18

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The Arlington school board approved the rezoning of Arlington Elementary (AES), Arlington Middle School, and Donelson Elementary at its Dec. 13 meeting. The vote was unanimous among those in attendance. “This couldn’t have been handled any better,” said Kevin Yates, a member of the school board. “I think folks in our community really answered the […]

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State releases report cards on Bartlett, Arlington, Lakeland schools

Standardized test scores for local public schools look sobering, although educators are cautioning that parents should view them with a grain of salt. Perhaps several grains. The data from the 2015-16 school year (the latest-available data, released on Dec. 13) shows widespread score drops, but it is a “recalibration” year based on a new test. […]

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Land site approved for ACS district office

The Arlington Planning Commission approved the land site for the school district’s upcoming central office at the commission’s Dec. 19 meeting. The location will be a convenient one. “It’s right next to the interstate,” said Russ Campbell, chairman. “12060 Arlington Trail. This is more convenient than having houses there.” Jim Mitchell, founding partner of Southern […]

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Arlington approves conveying land to ACS

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At its Dec. 5 meeting, the Arlington town board authorized Mayor Mike Wissman to convey a strip of land to the local school district for the purpose of constructing a central office. The resolution authorized him to convey 6,242 square feet adjacent to the 2.16 acres deeded in 2015 (Resolution 2015-41). This additional property squares […]

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