Parents of students in the Aledo Independent School District should have received an e-mail invitation May 1 that encouraged them to respond to a confidential and anonymous climate survey of the District. Accumulated responses will be used for goal-setting at individual campuses and at the District level for the 2016-’17 school year and beyond. The electronic surveys must be returned no later than midnight on May 22.
“This climate survey gives our parents a chance to be heard,” said AISD Deputy Superintendent Lynn McKinney. “We hope many of our parents will respond so that we can continue to improve our services to students.” READ MORE.
Reid said, “One of my third-period students, Carly Williams, create her own power source that just blew me away.” Carly created a Tesla coil, which is an electrical resonant transformer circuit invented by Nikola Tesla around 1891. She used a resistor, two transmitters, fluorescent bulbs, electrical wiring and a 9-volt battery — plus a lot of calculations — to create her project. READ MORE.
The UIL academic team competed at Regionals in Lubbock last week, resulting in Amanda Miller advancing to State with her second-place finish in Computer Applications. The Literature Criticism team placed First, allowing them to join Amanda for the State competitions. Team members are Cassie Dale, Grace Holt, Isabella McConley and Will Matthews. The UIL Academic State Meet is in Austin on May 23-25. Good luck!
NHS officers and sponsors for the 2016-2016 school year are Vice President Noah Roper, President Austin Dobransky, sponsors Jessica Claffey, Glenna Loftin and Jan Tonroy, Historian Will Matthews and Secretary Sean Miller. See more photos on the Aledo ISD facebook page.
Daniel Ninth Grade Teacher Arlene Shelton was recently chosen to attend the International Entrepreneur Institute in South Carolina. The Institute only accepts 50 fellows each year, and this is an outstanding honor. She was nominated by Travis Allen, the founder of the iSchools initiative, with whom our district has been working. Congratulations! Read more.
For more information, http://www.internationalei.com/
Aledo Ladycats vs. Azle HS
Chisholm Trail HS Softball Field
3100 College Dr.; Fort Worth, TX 76179
Passes: District 8-5A, District 5-5A, THSCA, TGCA, THSADA
Game 1: Friday, May 6, 3 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, May 7, noon
Game 3: (if needed): Saturday, May 7, 30 minutes after game 2
Baseball Bi-District Playoff (One-game series)
Aledo Bearcats vs. Western Hill Cougars
Brock High School Baseball Field
400 Eagle Spirit Ln.; Brock, TX 76087
Friday, May 6, 3 p.m.
Passes: District 8-5A, District 7-5A, THSCA, TABC, THSADA
In a truly touching ceremony yesterday, McCall fourth-graders Rylea Lambert and Jayci Stubblefield showed elected officials, school administrators and trustees, and a host of community leaders that little girls’ dreams can come true. A partnership between the Aledo Education Foundation and Aledo ISD has brought wheelchair-accessible swings to all Aledo elementary school campuses. The joy on the two girls’ faces shone brightly as accolades were given for an idea that came from a special place in Jayci’s heart. READ MORE.
See more photos on the Aledo ISD facebook page.
Thanks to our sponsors – Stephen Gilchrist with Southwest Auto Group, and Ryan & Paige Hayes with Cendera Funding, for donating $1,500 apiece so each AISD employee could receive $5 with a challenge to Pay It Forward. The results added up to more than $21,500, and are amazing! Thanks to all AISD employees for Paying It Forward. Watch this video!
This week, first-grade classes from McCall Elementary took a step further in their pen-pal project with area police departments by visiting the Aledo ISD policy facility. Previously, the children and officers have emailed each other so that the students could improve writing skills, learn about the many jobs and responsibilities of officers, and build a lifelong respect for members of law enforcement.
Chief Collie's pen pall is Nate McGee, pictured here. See more photos on the AISD facebook page.
AISD Police Chief Fred Collie led them on a tour of the district’s police building, including aspects of the Technology department. He also explained the tools on a standard police belt, including handcuffs, a service weapon and a Taser gun. He demonstrated the use of a Taser gun and the impact it can have on a “bad guy.” Chief Collie emphasized that police officers truly want to help people, but occasionally need their “tools” to assist in certain situations. READ MORE
The second annual AHS Swing Dance is May 7th and tickets are on sale at the high school during lunch periods. For only $20, you get dinner, dancing, and a whole lotta jazz!!! WHAT?!?! You don’t know how to swing dance? No worries!!! Come to the AHS band hall on May 3 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. for FREE SWING DANCE LESSONS. That’s right…ABSOLUTELY FREE! Come check out Aledo Jazz bands on May 7 at 7 p.m.!
The 2016 Marva Collins Teaching Excellence Awards honored some of Aledo ISD’s shining stars in a night of pomp and circumstance for district faculty, staff, teachers and young musicians. Vandagriff Elementary teacher Stephanie Smith received the Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Reilly Family Foundation. In the years since the awards ceremony has been held, this foundation has donated more than $200,000 to Aledo ISD teachers.
Other award recipients for the evening included:
Karey Moore: Faulk Company Award -- Secondary Teacher of the Year, presented by Tim Faulk
Michelle Johnson: Hardick Family Award -- Intermediate/Middle School Teacher of the Year, presented by Jim Hardick
See more photos on the Aledo ISD Facebook page. READ MORE.
According to Fred Collie, Aledo ISD’s Chief of Police, “In addition to the damage wrought on individuals, families and communities by illicit drugs, we know illicit drugs are often precursors to other criminal acts such as burglary, robbery and violent assaults. Random searches by drug dogs act as a deterrent, and decrease the likelihood that illicit drugs will be brought onto our campuses. The Police Department will continue to facilitate school administrators’ efforts to maintain a safe and orderly environment that will allow students to meet or exceed all educational standards.”