A big THANK YOU to all the McCall Elementary families who donated and joined in with the McCall Student Council to help West ISD.Thanks to your generosity, 25 $25 Wal-Mart gift cards are on their way to TASC (Texas Association of Student Councils) to be hand-delivered to West ISD!
After winning the district championship, the Bearcat soccer team went on to be named Region 1 Bi-District Champions and then Region 1 Area Finalist. Player Honors and Awards are as follows:
- senior Hunter Owens – District 12-4A Most Valuable Player, First Team All-Region, First Team All-State Forward, TASCO Academic All State, Selected to play in the TASCO State All Star Game June 22
- senior Willie Maloney – District 12-4A Defensive Player of the Year (second year in a row) First Team All-Region (third year in a row), Honorable Mention All-State Defender, TASCO Academic All State
- senior Danny Smith – First Team All-District, First Team All-Region, Honorable Mention All-State Goal Keeper
- junior Chance Nevarez – First Team All-District, First Team All-Region Midfielder
- senior Shayne Cardwell – First team All-District Midfielder Read more.
Also pictured is AISD Police Chief Chawn Gilliland.
Featuring AHS Wind Ensemble, Colorguard, Choir and Special Guests. Selections from Mamma Mia, Annie, Guys and Dolls, Wizard of Oz, Moulin Rouge, Phantom of the Opera, Grease and more!Joey Paul - Director of Bands. Karen Paul - Choir Director. Jake Albin - Assistant Band Director.
Night At The Pops - A Salute To Musicals from BearcatVision on Vimeo.
Varsity Softball - Regional Quarterfinals vs Burleson Centennial Lady Spartans - Game 1 from BearcatVision on Vimeo.
Head Coach - Jeff Lemons; Assistant Coaches - Sharla Andrews and Kale Haschke
Some reserved seats are still available for the 2013 Bearcat football season. Tickets may be purchased at Bearcat Store during normal store hours. Payment is required at the time of purchase for tickets and parking. Cash, checks, MasterCard and Visa are acceptable forms of payment. Call 817-441-8327 for information. Go Bearcats!
Students in Coach Bryan Johnson’s science class have watched the stages of butterfly transformation for the past four weeks. When the tiny larva arrived in the mail, students were excited to see what they would become. “It’s difficult to explain that the very still, small insects would actually turn into butterflies,” said Johnson. “Especially since the insects were not moving when they arrived.”
“Learning about the four stages of life has been engaging and educational for these kids,” Johnson said. “It brings outside nature inside and lets them experience it firsthand.” Read more. Watch a slideshow of the butterfly evolution.
Vandagriff Elementary student Colby T. was invited to be a guest speaker in Professor Gaffner’s class at Texas Wesleyan University recently. Colby is in Mrs. Allcon’s class and uses a DynaVox to communicate, along with several other tools, including an iPad.
Colby spoke to the college class about using computers as classroom tools. He and Mrs. Allcon demonstrated the DynaVox, and Ipod Touch/Ipad and the usage of various applications. A DynaVox is a communication and education tool that helps individuals living with speech, language and learning disabilities communicate and reach their potential. Read more.
Here is an article about Colby from the Texas Wesleyan campus newspaper.
Aledo Middle School
McAnally Intermediate School
Not everyone nominated for awards for the annual Marva Collins Teaching Excellence Awards could possibly win, yet the evening celebrated some of AISD’s finest. Winners at the event were:
Catharine Clay, Teacher of the Year
Mary McLellan, Secondary Teacher of the Year
Dave Marcath, Intermediate Teacher of the Year
Susan Stirewalt, Elementary Teacher of the Year
Lisa Abbett, Beginning Teacher of the Year
Ron Miller, Don R. Daniel Principal of the Year
Zachary Tarrant, Marsha Miholovich Professional Support Award
Vince Matej, VLK Architects Technology Award
Martha Ritter, Buford-Thompson Company Transportation Award
Roddy McCurley, Buford-Thompson Company Maintenance Award
Melissa Schneider, Moritz/Hardick Child Nutrition Award
Jenny Psota, Moritz/Hardick Paraprofessional Award
Catharine Clay, Teacher of the Year
See a slide show of the event.
The Academic UIL team competed at Regionals last weekend, and we congratulate the following students who are advancing to state:
· The Literary Criticism team of Daniel Duncan, Lily Garton, Grace Holt and Erin Flinchbaugh. Daniel was also the regional champ.
· Kyle Wilson, who placed second in Current Events,
· Madeline Bane, placed second in Headline Writing,
· Joe Wilson, who placed third in Poetry Interpretation; and
· William Hampton, who placed second in Ready Writing.
Congratulations and good luck at State on May 19!
The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees met during a specially called school-board meeting on April 23, 2013, as part of the continuing superintendent search process. April 17 was the deadline for interested candidates to apply for the Aledo ISD Superintendent position.
At the meeting, the board reviewed and discussed 52 applications. Topics of consideration included tenure, history, accomplishments, educational philosophy, experiences related to the duties of a superintendent, community involvement. It also included the applicant’s remarks to a criteria list of Qualifications and Characteristics that were developed from community input. The board approved six applicants and one alternate as qualifiers for the first round of interviews to be held in May.
Students will have early release on June 5 and 6, and buses will run accordingly.
Wednesday, June 5: Grades 6-12 release at 12:40 p.m.
Thursday, June 6: Grades K-5 release at 11:40 a.m.; Grades 6-12 release at 12:40 p.m.
Parents can go to www.Texas.gov to order birth certificates online. They may order a certified birth certificate for $22, the same price as a walk-in or mail order. This easy-to-use online service is offered in English and Spanish, and provides parents with a straightforward, secure option for ordering their child’s birth certificate. The orders are fulfilled by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Here are flyers in English and Spanish with more information.
The Aledo High School graduating class of 2003 is having a reunion. Please click here for additional information.
All Bearcat fans can download the Aledo ISD phone app on smart phones. Go to iTunes or the app store and search for Aledo on your iPhone, or access the Android Market on your Android phone. The download is FREE. It's easy access to District News, Parent Portal, Calendars, Menus and more! And, go to the top of this screen to “Like us on Facebook” and “Follow us on Twitter.”