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First-Time Voters Cast Their Ballots

Five students from Mr. McKinney’s AP Government class at Aledo High School voted for their first time today. These proud voters are left-to-right Molly Bolf, Kevin Pradez, Reed Vierling, Jack Mooney and Jaxson Fletcher. If you’ve not yet voted, now is the time. Early voting continues at the Aledo ISD Administration Building. See related article below.
Vote Early at Aledo ISD Admin Building

The Aledo ISD Administration Building is an Early Voting Host Site for the general election from now and through Friday, Nov. 4. Hours Oct. 24-28 are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the week of Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hours for Election Day – Nov. 8 – are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Titletown, TX -- Episode 11: Meet Coach Buc

"Aledo was nothing on the sports scale before he got there." Watch the latest episode of #TitletownTx at

AMS Robotics Club Wins at Bell Helicopter Competition

Recently, members of the AMS Robotics club attended the 2016 Bell Helicopter STEM Challenge at the Tarrant County College Aviation Center at Alliance Airport. The students participated in an aircraft engineering seminar, toured the aviation facility, and competed in a quadcopter-drone challenge. Both AMS teams placed in the competition. The first-place team included Emanuel Agoro and Benjamin Ghent. The third-place team included Hayden Dixon, Carter Whitfield, Corbin Haber, Caitlin Sigala, and Mazey Rix. Congratulations!

JWAC Meets UAE Ambassador

Last week, members of the Aledo Junior Affairs Council attended a regional meeting of JWAC at SMU where they were able to meet Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates. Pictured are Sam Manning, JWAC VP; Rebecca Staggs; Thomas Hampton, JWAC President; Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, Emma Lleverino and Savanna Staggs. The AHS JWAC sponsor is Stan Reid.

AHS Theatre Haunted House Oct. 29

             Admission: $5 at the door.
Friday Night Lights

Varsity Football Friday, Oct. 28
Aledo Bearcats vs. Northwest Texans

7 p.m. at Northwest ISD Stadium
18501 Hwy. 114
Justin, TX  76247
Pre-Sale Tickets:  $6 Adult and $4 Student
Tickets at the Gate: $8

Accepted Passes:  District 6-5A, THSCA

Aledo PTO Food Drive 2016
Mikayla Thompson Wins at State Fair of Texas

Competing against college students, AHS senior Mikayla Thompson won fourth-place with her heifer in Senior Showmanship at the State Fair of Texas. She also won Second Place as the Overall Senior Individual for the Texas Junior Red Angus Association State Futurity. Mikayla took First Place in Senior Photography with a photo she took of her sister Megan as she was teaching a younger child how to show. She was also First Place in Senior Public Speaking with a speech on the importance of showing livestock. Read more.

College Fair 2016

Twins Win Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to twins Gracie and Graydon Morris for winning the District 6-5A Cross Country Championships at Central Park in White Settlement last Saturday. Both Gracie and Graydon also won the Newcomer Award for being the top ninth-graders as well. Senior Captain Harrison Tillman finished in second place with a time of 16 minutes, and sophomore Avery Tilley medaled in sixth place with a personal best time of 16:44. The team qualified for Regionals as the runner-up team, and will be participating in the Regional Meet at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock on Saturday.  Good luck!

AHS Tennis Swings into Area Semifinals

The Aledo High School Tennis Team swept Denton 19-0 to win round one of Area play. Aledo will play in the Area Semifinals on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. Go, RacquetCats!

Changes in McAnally Student Dropoff and Pickup
In the summer of 2014, the district built a traffic loop to the north side of McAnally Intermediate School to accommodate the additional traffic related to adding the fifth grade back to this campus. The traffic loop has been utilized successfully since that time. The south side of the campus is organized specifically for bus access only.
Since that time, there is an increasing number of individuals who choose to park near Bearcat Park on the south side of the campus and have children meet them at this location instead of using the traffic loop. A great majority of the associated vehicles leave to the south which, most likely, indicates the drivers do not wish to deal with traffic near the intersection of FM 5 and FM 1187. Read more.
McCat Alley Offers Lunchtime Interaction and Fun

A large, unused space behind the McAnally Intermediate School cafeteria seemed like a perfect opportunity to provide students with more physical and social activity during lunch. The vision for McCat Alley began in the spring of 2015. Administrators received input from students and staff on how to create a space beneficial to all. Many great ideas were given and the plan was put into action over this past summer. 
A big “thank you” goes out to Girl Scout Troop 4803 – Morgan Carter, Kylie Edington, Calie Green, Madison Lear, Jaime Smith, and Kylee Voorhees. These girls are all sixth-graders at McAnally, under the leadership of Lareeca Green and Candi Lear, who put in many hours of work late in the summer to help prepare McCat Alley for the beginning of the school year. The girls painted four-square games, a chess board, hopscotch (which they renamed “PawHop), bean-bag target games, tic-tac-toe, number line, coordinate plane, and they constructed a tether ball pole for students and teachers to use. A whiteboard, giant-sized Jenga and Connect 4 are the most recent additions to the outdoor learning and play space. Students can choose to spend the last 15 minutes of lunch outside enjoying the weather and playing with friends. Read more. See more photos on the Aledo ISD facebook page.

Appreciate Our Teachers? Show the Love!

If you have children in Aledo ISD schools, you know what an outstanding staff of teachers we have. Aledo PTO is currently working on October Teacher Appreciation luncheons at our campuses, and you can help – either by making a donation or by volunteering. They also have holiday and end-of-year events in the works that let our teachers know how special they are. If you’d like to contribute monetarily to this show of gratitude, it’s easy. Click here for the donation form on the PTO website. It lets you donate to your child’s school or to the General Fund.
PTO President Jennifer Taylor said, “What’s great about our PTO is that it appreciates our teachers all year long!”
Aledo PTO sponsors many programs and activities READ MORE.

AdvoCats Angel Project Helps Provide a Merry Christmas to Area Children

The Aledo Children’s AdvoCats Angel Project 2016 is now underway, and Angel Project volunteers are vital to its success. Angel Project organizes Christmas gifts for qualified Aledo ISD students and siblings who reside in the same home. 438 children from over 185 families had a very Merry Christmas last year because of our generous community volunteers!
We would greatly appreciate your assistance with this year’s Angel Project. There are two ways to help: be a shopper, and adopt one or more children (child’s wish list is provided) or give a monetary donation to help where needed. Download a  Shopper/Donation form here. Or visit our website at or contact Amanda delMas at to volunteer, sign-up to adopt an angel or donate. Read more.

Aledo ISD Now Part of Campus Crimestoppers
“Fall Back” as Daylight Saving Time Ends

The days are getting shorter as darkness creeps in earlier each day. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, Nov. 5. Daylight savings time ends Sunday, Nov. 6.

Aledo ISD Family Pass Offers Family Discounts to Athletic Events

Bearcat Store sells Family Passes for $50, which entitles an entire family admission to all Aledo ISD athletic events for the school year, with the exclusion of varsity football. Family passes are available at the store at the AISD Administration Building between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only one pass is available per family.

"Check Acceptance Policy"
Aledo ISD has established the following policy for accepting checks and collecting bad checks: For a check to be an acceptable form of payment, it must include your current, full and accurate name, and address and telephone number. When paying by check, you authorize the recovery of unpaid checks and the recovery of the state-allowed fee by means of electronic re-presentment. For assistance, please contact Paytek at 866-399-4101.

2016-17 Calendar Now Online

The calendar for school year 2016-17 is now available. Click on District Information at the top of this page and scroll down to access it, or you may also view it here in English or Spanish.

Weather Watch

The district may close schools because of bad weather or emergency conditions. When such conditions exist, the superintendent will make the official decision concerning the closing of the district’s facilities, and parents and employees will be notified through the ParentLink system. When it becomes necessary to open late, to release students early, or to cancel school, parents and district employees will be notified through the ParentLink system. In addition, information will be posted on the district’s Website and the following television and radio stations will be notified:

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