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Arlington Community Schools

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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Arlington parents mull over rezoning proposals for elementary, middle schools

Arlington school leaders are proposing new zones to better balance the student load for next year, when Lakeland opens its new middle school and welcomes hundreds of students who have been taught in the Arlington district. The Lakeland School System, which currently only has one school, will open Lakeland Middle Preparatory School for grades 5-8 […]

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Local athletes nominated for All-State team

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More than 30 Shelby-Metro players have been nominated to Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State teams by Journal West 10 Media staff. Nominations were made after recommendations from coaches, media, statistics provided by high school sports information directors and by local statistician Keith Gentry. Members of other Memphis media outlets nominated additional players. The All-State teams […]

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ACS urges lawmakers to repeal new school grading system

The Arlington school board passed a resolution at its Nov. 15 meeting, urging state lawmakers to repeal legislation that mandates assigning letter grades to Tennessee schools. Passed in March 2016, House Bill 155 and Senate Bill 300 directed the Tennessee Department of Education to develop a grading system for assigning letter grades A through F […]

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Successful spellers in Arlington

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AHS rocks to free concert and $10K donation

Music, film and other arts kept Arlington High School lively when High School Nation made a two-hour appearance to a huge crowd by the football field Monday afternoon. AHS is one of just 26 schools nationwide (and the only one in Tennessee) where the traveling music and arts festival visited public high schools across the […]

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AHS performs ‘Matchmaker’

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