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Upcoming Events
2/4/2015
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2/23/2015
- SHAC Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
3/2/2015
 
District Announcements
Pink/Orange Out Basketball Friday Night!!

AHS Basketball is hosting an ORANGE/PINK OUT tomorrow night for the Bearcats and Ladycats games vs. Burleson Centennial. All students wearing ORANGE or PINK will eat hotdogs for free all night long or until quantities last. The ORANGE OUT is an annual event, and the PINK OUT is to show support for one of our Ladycat moms and all cancer patients/survivors. The Ladycats play at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Bearcats play at 8:00 p.m. 

Winterguard Competition This Saturday at AHS
The Cadets Of Parker County kick off a day-long contest at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. This is their tenth event to host in as many years. Colorguard members from as far as Odessa will be here, with a total of 72 guards and around 60 schools at the event.

Cadets Of Parker County perform at 9:00 a.m.
AHS JV Winterguard performs at 12:24 p.m.
AHS Varsity Winterguard performs at 8:34 p.m.

Ticket Price: $7, Student w/ID $5

AHS Hosts Information Expo
Attention all current 9th-11th graders: Please join us for the first annual Info Expo on Feb. 2 in the AHS cafeteria. You'll learn all about course offerings for the 2015-16 school year. Here are more details.
Padilla Poll Coaches Announce 2014 5-A All-State Team

Congratulations to these members of the 2014 5-A All-State Football Team

Steve Wood, Division 1 Coach of the Year
First Team Offense: Luke Bishop, Hunter Harris and Ryan Newsome
First Team Defense: Johnathan Durham, Garrett Uhl and James Williams
Second Team Defense: Patrick Peek

Dollars for Wounded Warriors
The Aledo High School Student Council raised almost $1400 last week for the Wounded Warrior Project. The classes that raised the most money were Coach Nelson’s fourth-period class at the high school, and Ms. Callaway and Coach Reid’s fourth-period classes at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus. Each class received a Pizza Lunch sponsored by the Student Council. Congrats!
 
 
Aledo ISD Hosts Future-Ready Schools Consortium
The Future-Ready Schools Consortium of Northwest Texas was hosted by Aledo ISD this month, the consortium’s second of four meetings for the school year. Attendees included principals, administrators and other guests from Aledo, Boyd, Godley, Graham, Millsap, Mineral Wells, Perrin-Whitt, Poolville, Santo and Weatherford. The daylong session featured Dr. Deborah Cron, former superintendent of Weatherford ISD, who served as a facilitator for the day. Dr. Jeff Turner, retired superintendent of Coppell ISD, presented the opening address.

What is a “future-ready” school? It’s an effort to maximize digital learning opportunities, and help districts move toward preparing students for success in college, careers and in citizenship. READ MORE.

Shorthorn Steer a Winner for Ashley Melton

Aledo High School FFA member Ashley Melton is pictured here with her trophy from the Champion Shorthorn Steer at the Fall Classic. This Classic is considered one of the biggest and toughest shows in the Texas Junior Livestock Show Series. Ashley and her shorthorn steer have been Grand or Reserve Shorthorn four times already this year, and she is hoping to finish the year with him at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in March. Way to go, Ashley!

AHS Excels at All-Region Orchestra

Four from Aledo participated in the All-Region High School Symphony Orchestra last weekend at Paschal High School in Fort Worth. Congratulations to Anna Dalton, Kate Norman, Madison Hardick and Nicholas Losos on this achievement and on mastering three new works in just a daylong practice. The orchestra, directed by James Frank of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Philharmonic/Sinfonietta, performed Karelia Overture Op. 10 (Sibelius), Kaddish (McBeth) and Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms).
TEA School Report Cards Posted
The Texas Education Agency requires districts to post School Report Cards each year. These reports represent a performance index and accountability rating, as well as school financial information. They also help the district study its accountability and set goals for future performance. Data for the 2013-2014 school year is listed by district and by individual school. Letters informing parents about the school report cards will be sent home with students or mailed this week. Definitions and letters to parents are available in both English or Spanish. All of the reports, definitions, and letters to parents can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact your child's campus principal.
Aledo ISD Teacher Leader Academy Starts Cohort Three
The third cohort of the AISD Teacher Leader Academy met recently to kick off the New Year with another group of district professionals. The overarching goal of the academy is to build leadership skills and improve professional practices among teachers. The initiative for this first meeting was to introduce the other goals of the program and to offer networking exercises for the group to get to know each other quickly.

Teacher leaders attending were Rebekah Getz and Zan Thorp (Stuard Elementary); Jennifer Grimm and Nicole Adkins (Vandagriff Elementary); Traci Costlow (McAnally Intermediate); Alyssa Seay, Angela Krall, Betsy Denny, Janie York, Joe Roquemore, Michelle Grubbs, Paula Boldt and Stacey Kilpatrick (Aledo Middle School); Sandra Sawyer (Daniel Ninth Grade Campus); and Anne Darr (AISD).

The Teacher Leader Academy also includes improving professional practice, and demonstrating ethical principles and standards for professional conduct. It is designed to have teachers share in the accountability and responsibility of the district’s success. READ MORE.

FFA Students Showing at Fort Worth Stock Show

It's time to get your boots and cowboy hats, and head on over to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. This group of Aledo FFA students have already begun showing their stock at the show. Check the schedule and cheer on Aledo FFA!

Longhorns & Breeding Goats – Jan. 17-20
Carter Smith and Shelby Brittain
Heifers – Jan. 22-26
Bryan Sadler, Carter Haber, Coit Webster, Corbin Haber, Ethan Taylor, Hannah Haynes, Jayme Atkinson, TJ Soules and Mikayla Thompson
Goats – Jan. 28-31
Chap Reeves, Gabby Williams, Morgan Kearney and Savannah Williams
Sheep – Jan. 28-31
Allie Farmer and Maddy Farmer
Steers – Feb. 3-6
Ashley Melton, Hayden Chenault, Holt Chenault, Kannon Kirk, Michael Mills, Nick Plusnick and Peyton Pearce
Daniel Ninth Campus Hosts 8th-grade Orientation
Aledo PTO Raises Big Bucks for Students & Teachers
The Aledo PTO fall fundraisers were a huge success, judging by the size of the check below! Thanks to all of those who participated in the various fundraisers on behalf of our students and teachers!

January Celebration for School Board Trustees


In recognition of the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees during the month of January, each campus librarian chose books that reflect each board member’s areas of interest. These books are being donated to the library of the board member’s adopted campus for this year. Each book includes a plaque that states that the book is donated in honor of the trustee. AISD thanks its board members for the many hours they work in service to the students and staff of Aledo ISD. Their leadership is greatly respected and appreciated.
Cowboys and Kids at Coder
The Stock Show Foundation provided Coder first- and second-graders with information about the cowboy life, making good life choices and anti-bullying messages. Students learned about "Making their own path," "Cowboy Up," "Tough," and "Make a Choice."  Students Mason and Bryleigh assisted with the show. Many thanks to the Stock Show Foundation and Mrs. Kathryn Carter for making this possible for our students.
             
Congratulations to the Ladycats Soccer Team on their Win at the Aledo Invitational Soccer Tournament 2015

Get into the "Footloose" Spirit Theme Days!

These are the FOOTLOOSE theme days:
Thursday, Jan. 29 - 80s dress-up day
Friday, Jan. 30 - Class of 1984 Prom
Saturday, Jan. 31 - In-N-Out Burger Night (
Tickets for the burgers must be purchased in advance from a cast or crew member.)
Sunday, Feb. 1- Boot Scootin’ Boogie

Watch Nick Losos on WFAA-TV 8

See Senior Nicholas Losos' interview with WFAA-TV 8 here! Congratulations, Nick, on an outstanding high-school career!

AHS Coach Steve Wood is First LaDainian Tomlinson Recipient


Aledo Bearcat Head Football Coach, Steve Wood, received LaDainian Tomlinson’s 1st Down Club of Fort Worth Coach of The Year Award last night during their annual banquet held at the Fort Worth Hilton Hotel. Other nominees were Steve Lineweaver of Trinity HS, Todd Rogers of Argyle and Bob Wager of Martin HS. Congratulations to Coach Wood.

Family Pass Offers Family Discounts to Athletic Events

The AISD Bearcat Store sells Family Passes for $50, which entitles an entire family admission to all Aledo ISD athletic events for the rest of the school year. They are available at the store at the AISD Administration Building between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. They can be purchased with cash or check. Only one pass is available per family.
January is School Board Recognition Month
Thank an AISD Board Trustee Today!

January is School Board Recognition Month, and Aledo ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools.

“Even though we are making a special effort in January to show appreciation to our board members, we realize their many contributions reflect a year-round commitment. They generously give of themselves to ensure that decisions directly affecting our schools are made by representatives of this community: people who are close to our schools and know our teachers, parents, and students,” said Dr. Derek Citty, AISD superintendent. “As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our schoolchildren.” Read more.
Aledo Education Foundation Prize Posse Awards $180,000


The Aledo Education Foundation Prize Posse made its rounds to each AISD campus, starting early Tuesday morning. They arrived with beating drums, clanging cymbals, cheerleaders, the Bearcat mascot, and numerous administrators and committee members to award teachers almost $180,000 in teacher grants. The final tally was $179,544.55, and included 41 grants. Here are the results by campus: AHS – 7; DNGC – 2; AMS – 5; McAnally – 9; Coder – 4; McCall – 4; Stuard – 4; and Vandagriff – 6. Here are complete results and a slideshow of the events!
   
THANK YOU to the ALEDO EDUCATION FOUNDATION for your generosity and commitment to Aledo ISD!
No Child Left Behind Annual Reports
Each year, No Child Left Behind requires school districts to publicly report progress of the district and each campus toward meeting the Highly Qualified Teacher requirements as defined by the state’s measurable Highly Qualified Teacher objectives. These reports are available for your review.
Save the Date -- Aledo Advocats Run, Walk, or Crawl


The 10th Annual Aledo Children's Advocats Run, Walk, or Crawl for our Kids is April 11, 2015.  Mark your calendars now! Registration opens in February.

Mark your Calendar for AHS 2015 Graduation


Graduation 2015 is June 7, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. It will be at Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1110 W. Debbie Lane in Mansfield. Each student will receive 12 tickets for their family and friends to attend that evening. The ceremony will be streamed on the web for those guests that will be out of town or unable to make the event.

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. 
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