The View 38002 April 2014

**************ECRWSS**** LOCAL POSTAL CUSTOMER PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID EDDM RETAIL inform. educate. connect. Arlington & Lakeland’s Community Newspaper UDA NATIONAL HS DANCE CHAMPIONSHPS Arlington HS Dance Teams Take Home Trophies AHS JV Named Junior Grand Champions; Varsity Places in Top 3 By Jennifer Jones, AHS Dance Program Advisor Photo courtesy of AHS Dance Top: JV team with their hip hop trophy and banner. Pictured with them is their coach, Lauren Byrd Photo courtesy of AHS Dance Bottom: Varsity team with their trophy. Pictured with them is their coach, Sara Beahm. April 2014 theview theview Over the weekend of March 7th-9th, the Arlington High School Dance Program traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the NDA Natio nal Championship. The Varsity team, under the direction of first year coach Sara Beahm, competed in the Medium Varsity Hip Hop Division and the Medium Varsity Pom Division. The Junior Varsity team, coached by Lauren Byrd, competed in JV Pom and JV Hip Hop—their first year to complete in two divisions. The Varsity team's overall scores for their two routines earned them the Third Place Varsity Grand Champions out of all the competition. JV's overall scores for their two routines landed them the title of First Place Junior Grand Champions out of all the competition. Of the four routines performed, three of them brought home first place trophies and the fourth routine was only six hundredths of a point away from first place in one of the closest scorings ever. The teams also received several specialty awards that are awarded specifically by the judges' vote. For a complete list of awards, see page 16. Ready to (En-)Roll: Arlington and Lakeland Municipal School Systems Hold Early Enrollment Nights in Preparation for 2014-15 School Year By Terry Louderback Staff Photo Arlington Elementary School Second Grade teachers DeQuala Garrett (left) and Carol Harrison (right) check registration forms at Early Enrollment Night. As Arlington and Lakeland move ever closer to the first day of school on August 4 , one of the biggest unknowns has been exactly how many students will enroll? With funding based on average daily attendance (or ADA) and enrollment numbers, staffing and course decisions also rely on that data. Numbers reported by Arlington Community Schools Superintendent Tammy Mason at the March 25 Board Meeting, reveal that Arlington Elementary, Donelson Elemen- tary, and Arlington Middle had 81%, 87%, and 90% of the school enrollment totals projected by Southern Educational Strategies (SES) in its feasibility study. Projected numbers from SES for the three schools are: Donelson ES 583, Arlington ES 893, and Arlington Middle 1023. Arlington High School, which has the greatest number of non-resident students currently attending, was at 70% or 1306 of the 1872 students projected by SES. Continued on page5