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Upcoming Events
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District Announcements

Class AAAAA State Volleyball Tournament
Curtis Culwell Center – Garland ISD
4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.
Garland, TX  75040

 
State Semi-Final Game
Aledo Ladycats vs. Lucas Lovejoy Lady Leopards
Date:               Thursday, November 20, 2014
Game time:     7:00 p.m.
All Tickets at the Gate:          $5 Students/ $10 Adults
2-Day Tournament Pass:       $18,  All Tournament Pass:            $25
Parking is $5
 
State Championship Game
Saturday, November 22,  at 4:30 p.m.

Varsity Football Playoff
Aledo Bearcats vs. Denton Broncos
Friday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets:$8 Adult/$6 Student
Bearcat Store hours for purchasing tickets:Tuesday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.;Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$10 Tickets at Gate; $5 Parking
Northwest ISD Stadium
1937 Texan Dr
Justin, Texas 76247
*Traffic into Northwest ISD Stadium:
Highway 114 is under construction, and at times there can be some closures.

FOOTLOOSE!!
Teacher Leaders Lead New Teachers
The Teacher Leadership Academy met last week with the district’s newest staff members to offer strategies from veteran teachers to new teachers. The primary topic was how to build better communications skills and relationships with parents, and how to engage with parents in positive, proactive ways.
 
Teacher leaders were Anita Callaway (Daniel Ninth Grade Campus), Lori Harbuck (McCall Elementary), Anna Mazzei (McAnally Intermediate), Lendy Nicholson (Stuard Elementary), Michelle Phipps (Gifted & Talented teacher), Arlene Shelton (DNGC) and Valerie Watson (McAnally). READ MORE.

AHS Juniors to Attend Medical Leaders Conference In Washington, D.C.

AHS juniors Stephanie Akin and Cameron Bean have been selected for the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence. These two were chosen for their outstanding grades, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. As such, the two will attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. Nov. 14-16, 2014.

AHS Principal Dan Peterson said, “These young people are excellent examples of the great students we have at Aledo High School. They are to be commended on this exceptional achievement.”

After graduation in 2016, Stephanie plans to attend either Texas A&M or the United States Military Academy at West Point, and study cardio thoracic surgery. Cameron is still reviewing college options and plans to study neurology and neurosurgery.
                      
 

FFA Competes in Leadership Development
The AHS FFA members competed in the District 2 Leadership Development Event this week. Madison Ninemire took Third place in the Senior Creed speaking contest, and Megan Gray placed Third in Greenhand Creed speaking. In team events, the Radio team placed Fourth, the Senior Skills team placed Fourth, and Greenhand skills placed Fifth.
 
Career opportunities abound within today’s agriculture industry. Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market. They also boost students’ self-confidence, and develop their ability to communicate in a powerful, professional manner. There are 24 CDEs, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams. See more at www.ffa.org
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Varsity Team Tennis Receives All-District Honors
Twelve Aledo Varsity Team Tennis players have received All-District 8-5A honors following the 2014 fall season. Coach Karl Richter was also named Coach of the Year. John Michael Barron was District 8-5A MVP Boy, and Nikki Adamie was named District 8-5A MVP Girl. Freshman Boy of the Year was Alec Meendsen.

First Team All-District: Noah Shibley - Boys #3 Singles, Hayden Posey - Boys #4 Singles, Brian Young - Boys #5 Singles, Ridge Stringer - Boys #6 Singles, Nikki Adamie - Girls #1 Singles, Mallory Clay - Girls #4 Singles, Sarah Hadley Duncan – Girls #5 Singles, Kristen Boomer – Girls #6 Singles, John Michael Barron/Noah Shibley – Boys #1 Doubles, Hayden Posey/Alec Meendsen – Boys #2 Singles, Brian Young/Ridge Stringer – Boys #3 Doubles, Nikki Adamie/Sarah Goolsby - Girls #1 Doubles, Elizabeth Larson/Mallory Clay Girls #2 Doubles, Sarah Hadley Duncan/ Kristen Boomer – Girls #3 Doubles.

Second Team All-District: John Michael Barron – Boys #1 Singles, Alec Meendsen – Boys #2 Singles, Elizabeth Larson – Girls #2 Singles

Texas A&M Experiments with Students at Vandagriff
Arianna Edgmon, from the Parker County Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Program came to Vandagriff Elementary to visit all third- and fourth-grade classes. The students worked on science experiments about the importance of proper hand-washing to help avoid illness at the beginning of cold and flu season.
http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/

AHS Band Student Sets New School Record!

AHS junior Noah Roper set a new record for an Aledo High School band student: he placed First Chair on Bass Trombone in the All State Jazz Band. Noah is the first Aledo High School student ever to make the All State Jazz Band. He achieved All State Concert Band his freshman and sophomore years on his other instrument – the euphonium.

After graduation in 2016, Noah is considering attending college at OSU or UNT where he would continue studies in music and performance.
 
Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment!

AISD Community Partners Present Thanksgiving Blessing to Aledo Children’s Advocats
The Aledo Children’s Advocats received a $500 check from Aledo ISD Community Partners to assist with the Advocats’ fall underwear drive for their Clothes Closet. Twice a year, the Aledo ISD Community Partners offer a donation to a deserving local charitable organization. The $500 presented here will enable the Advocats to purchase items needed by children and families in this community. More than 45 local businesses and organizations comprise the AISD Community Partners.
 
The Aledo Children’s Advocats is a nonprofit organization of women committed to raising charitable funds to help fulfill and aid unmet needs of children and their families in the Aledo area. Established in 2002, the AdvoCats have donated more than $500,000 to the community.

 
Pictured here are Advocats President-Elect Courtney Skillman, Advocats VP Jennifer Collins, Advocats President Karol Adrion, AISD Board Trustee Dr. David Tillman and Lisa Flowers, a Community Partner and president of the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce.
MOGO Gets Kids to Look into the Future
The Mobile Go Center from Tarrant County College is visiting campuses in Aledo ISD this week. It is currently being used with fourth-grade students who are studying a web-based program called “Reality Check,” which helps them to start thinking about what they might want to be when they grow up.
 
The mobile unit serves as a point of coordination for students, parents, counselors and institutions of higher education. It also provides access to important resources for college preparation and the admissions process. The 42-foot education resource center travels to schools, churches and community events to provide information about higher education.
 
MOGO was at Vandagriff and Coder elementaries earlier this week, and will be at McCall and Stuard elementaries Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day.


 
AHS Represents at State Cross Country Meet

Congratulations to Michael Meadows for his competitive race on Saturday at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Michael qualified for the State Cross Country Meet last week in Lubbock by setting a new school record at Regionals with an impressive time of 15:52. He ran a 17:15 Saturday to finish in the middle of the pack of more than 140 runners from across the state. Coach Reid would like commend the team for a great season and is grateful for the support of all the parents, teachers, and staff.

Bearcat Regiment Completes Record-Breaking Season at BOA Super Regional
The Aledo High School Bearcat Regiment performed in its final marching contest of the season at the San Antonio Bands of America Super Regional on Nov. 1.  The event took place in the Alamodome with 64 bands participating over a span of two days. The Regiment won Class 2A (based on its high-school enrollment for grades 10-12) and swept all captions in Music, Marching and General Effect. This was the Regiment’s fourth time to win its class, and its second-highest score to date at the Bands of America Super Regional. Congrats to all the students, staff, and support staff for a record-breaking season!
 

McCall Student Council Raises $300 for Heavenly Hat Foundation
In just one morning, Student Council students from McCall Elementary raised $300 in support of the Heavenly Hat Foundation. The foundation provides new hats to cancer patients all across America, and McCall’s generosity will help them continue this great service.

Kudos to our Recycled Hat Winners! Lincoln Tuin, Vance Tuin and Mrs. Zambreski did a great job being creative and making awesome hats for the Heavenly Hat Day! And a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated to Heavenly Hats today!


AMS Names Students of the Month
October Students of the Month at Aledo Middle School are Ryan Zarate and Landry Edwards in seventh grade, and Alyssa Sheeran and Zach Reinert in eighth grade. These students were nominated by their teachers. Congratulations!

Reserve the Bearcat Stadium for Your Playoff Games

Reserving Bearcat Stadium

Playoffs are an exciting time for your school and community, and often create memorable moments. Aledo I.S.D. would like to do our part in helping make these games as memorable as possible by sharing our award-winning stadium with you. Please follow the guidelines in the Bearcat Stadium packet to use our facilities for your playoff game. You can also find more information on the Aledo Facilities website.

AHS Names Teacher of the Month


Sarah Myser was named September Teacher of the Month at Aledo High School. She has taught Geometry, PreAP PreCal and PreCal at the campus for the last two years. Principal Dan Peterson said, "Ms. Myser has been a wonderful addition to the AHS faculty in her years of service here!" Herff-Jones is the corporate sponsor for this new initiative.

Free Seminar on NCAA Eligibility Requirements for Athletes, Parents and Counselors
The Texas High School Coaches Association is offering a great opportunity in this area for our student-athletes, parents, counselors and coaches to receive some valuable information on the new 2016 NCAA Eligibility Requirements.
 
Topics to be discussed include:
  • Three Rules of Being a Parent
  • Scholarship myths and facts
  • NAIA and JUCO education
  • Scholarships, do they differ?
  • The Name Game
  • Negotiate/Cooperative Education
  • Dangers of social networking/cell phones/Saving for College
  • National Letter of Intent
  • NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Centers
  • Recruiting Services      
  • NCAA core course requirements (emphasis on NEW D1 and D2 requirements)  READ MORE. 

AdvoCats Angel Project Needs Help to Provide a Merry Christmas to Area Children in Need 
 

Here is where to find out how you can be a part of the Angel Project and help improve the lives of children in our community.
Marian Flinchbaugh Named Aledo ISD Jack Harvey Fellowship Nominee

Marian Flinchbaugh, a teacher at Coder Elementary School in the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities, has been named Aledo ISD’s Jack Harvey Fellowship Award nominee as part of the Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers. Sponsored by Weatherford College, the exemplary-teacher award recognizes teaching excellence among educators from the college’s partner schools.

Ms. Flinchbaugh has taught in Aledo since 2005. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Syracuse University in New York.

AISD Deputy Superintendent Lynn McKinney said, “Ms. Flinchbaugh amazes us with her ability to work with young children in the PPCD program. Her dedication to and advocacy for these children is the primary reason Aledo ISD is proud to have her represent the district as our Jack Harvey nominee.
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Aledo ISD Education Foundation

The Aledo ISD Education Foundation partners with the community to provide private resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize innovative opportunities for all students in the Aledo Independent School District. For more information, go to www.aledoef.org.

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