Join Dr. Derek Citty, Aledo ISD superintendent, as he visits each of the four elementary campuses in October for a Brown Bag Lunch. He will discuss the November bond election and the impact it will have on the future of Aledo ISD. All are invited to bring a lunch and join in!Stuard Elementary -- Oct. 9 -- 12 noon
Vandagriff Elementary -- Oct. 15 -- 12 noon
McCall Elementary -- Oct. 22 -- 12 noon
Coder Elementary -- Oct. 29 -- 12 noon
Stop by the Community Partners tent at Bearcat Stadium Friday night before the ballgame to meet and greet members of the AISD Community Partners organization. You’ll learn about what this essential organization does for the school district and surrounding communities, and the benefits of joining. As a school/business/community cooperative, the design of the organization is to increase student success and enhance student/staff recognition while promoting awareness and appreciation of our business partners for their school district support.
Also, watch for more information soon on the Aledo Children’s AdvoCats Underwear Drive. Getting new donated socks is relatively easy, but getting donations of underwear is more difficult. The AdvoCats need all sizes of underwear, from kids through adults, for both boys and girls. Briefs and boxer briefs for all ages of boys is preferred, and the youngsters typically do not desire cartoon underwear. The Drive is Sept. 17 through Oct. 17. All donations are welcome at any of the AISD Community Partners’ locations. The AdvoCats is a nonoprofit organization of women committed to raising charitable funds to help fulfill and aid unmet needs of children and their families in the Aledo area. The monies are used towards charitable efforts such as medical expenses, clothing, living expenses, wheelchairs, dental care, school supplies, counseling and more.
Thanks for your support of the AISD Community Partners and Aledo Children’s AdvoCats!
“What these teachers learn today will provide for optimum use of the online features and enable easier transitioning for students from year to year,” said Kathy Allen, AISD Executive Director of Curriculum.
Aledo ISD will host the Parker County Hospital District during the week of October 7-10 for its annual Flu Shot Clinics. Clinics will begin at 7:30 a.m. at each respective campus, except those designated below. Parents can print consent forms, or find them at their child’s campus. Only children who have completed forms on the day of the Flu Shot Clinic can receive their flu shot without a parent present.
Tuesday Oct. 7:
7:30 a.m. Coder Elementary
7:30 a.m. McCall Elementary
Wednesday Oct. 8:
7:30 a.m. Aledo Middle School
7:30 a.m. Stuard Elementary
Thursday Oct. 9:
7:30 a.m. – Aledo High School
** Following the High School – Don Daniel Ninth Grade Center
*** Following DNGC – The Learning Center
7:30 a.m. – Vandagriff Elementary
Friday Oct. 10:
7:30 a.m. – McAnally Intermediate
Any parent wishing to be present with their child while he/she receives a flu shot needs to be at their child’s campus between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Clinics will close at each campus once all children with completed forms have received their shots. Questions? Please contact the Parker County Hospital District at 817-341-2520.
AHS Varsity Tennis is off to a 3-0 start in District 8-5A, with dominating wins over Joshua (18-0), Burleson Centennial (17-2) and Everman (18-1). The RacketCats will face Flower Mound High School Friday, Sept. 12, and continue district play Tuesday, Sept. 16, against Crowley in Aledo.
Last weekend, the Aledo Cross Country teams competed in the Southlake Carroll Invitational. The varsity girls were led by senior captain Treva Davis with a time of 22:21. Sophomore Gracie Johnson was Aledo’s No. 2 runner with a time of 23:46. Aledo’s No. 4 and No. 6 runners were freshmen Natalie Young and Megan Larsen. The varsity boys ran well against the top 6-A and 5-A teams in the State, finishing in 22nd place overall out of 51 teams. Leading the way for the Bearcats was sophomore Harrison Tillman with a time of 16:39. Aledo’s sixth runner, freshman Richard Reynolds, had a personal best time of 19:52.
Running well for the JV Girls team was junior Sydney Bowers who finished in 29th place out of 159 runners. Freshmen MacKenzie Valenzuela and Sabrina Carter had also ran well for the Ladycats. Sophomore Ethan Witkowski led the JV Boys team with a top 20 finish out of 175 runners. Freshmen Hunter Reynolds and Andy Cordell finished strong for the Bearcats. This week, the teams travel to Trinity Park to participate in the Fort Worth Invitational. Good luck!
There are still season tickets available for the 2014 Bearcat Football season.
Those who purchased season tickets can pick them up at the Administration building Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You may also pick them up at Will Call at the game Friday night.
In its very first year, the Aledo ISD Education Foundation donated $128,000 to teachers in the district for their creative and imaginative ideas. President Shawn Callaway said the foundation has grand plans for the 2014-15 school year.
“We are about to initiate the organization’s first Annual Campaign,” Callaway said. “Parents and businesses throughout the district and North Texas will receive letters with information about the foundation, how they can donate, and how the funds will be used. This year, we expect to have even more private dollars that will benefit staff, students and teachers of Aledo ISD.” READ MORE.
Homecoming 2014 Ex-Student Banquet
Aledo Middle School Bearcat Den (Cafeteria)
Sept. 27, 2014, beginning at 5 p.m.
Dinner Begins at 7 p.m. – $15 (includes $3 dues for graduates)
Contact Lillian Haile – 817-441-8862
The AHS Homecoming game is Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. – Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua Owls
As a part of the Aledo ISD strategic plan, the District strives to maintain a safe learning environment for all students.This year, the District has elected to take additional proactive measures to maintain a safe learning environment by phasing out peanuts and peanut-based products sold in our school cafeterias. However, students and staff will still be able to bring peanuts and peanut-based products in lunches brought from home.
On an ongoing basis, the District will continue to educate students and staff on safe practices with peanuts and peanut-based products. In addition, peanut-free eating spaces and peanut-free classrooms will be appropriately designated at each campus.
The peanuts and peanut-based products are expected to be phased out by the end of September. For questions or additional information, please contact Patti Willhite at 817-441-5142.
We’ve added one last thing to your school supplies list. (Don’t worry, it’s free!) Download the official Aledo ISD app today to get the latest and greatest news happening NOW in Aledo ISD. It provides access to your school’s directory, events, news, push notifications and much more! You’ll also be able to view your child’s attendance and grades. Go to the App Store on your smart phone to find the Aledo ISD phone app. Watch this video to learn more!
The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted Monday, August 18, to hold a $61.5 million bond election to primarily address the District’s increasing student growth and need for additional elementary and intermediate classrooms.
The District had a Fall 2013 enrollment of 4,872 students, which is expected to increase by more than 30% to 6,397 students by Fall 2018.
A group of 37 citizen volunteers and parents recently studied Aledo ISD’s facility needs, and recommended the current bond package to the school board. READ MORE.
Want to pay for school lunches on your Smartphone? Would you like to have your child’s entire school faculty at your fingertips? Want to see the AISD Facebook and twitter feeds with a touch of a button?
Now you can! Aledo ISD has created a brand new phone app with more-advanced computing capability – for both iPhones and Androids. Just go to your phone’s app store and search for Aledo ISD. Hit the “Open” button and the application will download.
You now have contacts and calendars for all the district’s schools, plus you can get top AISD news stories, important notifications and more. See sports highlights provided by MaxPreps, pay for school lunches, or email your child’s teacher. It’s all right there!
If you have the former AISD phone app, you’ll want to delete it because it is now inactive. Download the new Aledo ISD app today and stay up-to-the-minute with AISD news.
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.