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District Announcements
AHS HOSA Students Advancing to State Competition

Students from the Aledo High School Health Science Department recently participated in the spring Leadership conference of the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) in Abilene. The spring Leadership conference is the equivalent of HOSA’s District 5 Regional competition. This is the first year that Health Science has been offered in Aledo ISD. The Health Science program is well on its way to becoming the largest pathway in the CTE program at Aledo High School.  READ MORE.
AISD Student Holiday/Staff Development Feb. 15

Monday, Feb. 15, is a student holiday and staff development day. Classes will resume as normal on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

It’s Official – Texas Education has a New Non Profit!
Wednesday, Feb. 11, was the official announcement proclaiming that Make Education a Priority is now a nonprofit organization. What began as a grassroots movement in 2010 along a Farm-to-Market road in Aledo, Texas, is now a body of superintendents, school boards, educators and supporters statewide. They share one message: a simple yet powerful four-word statement – “Make Education a Priority.” READ MORE.  SEE MORE.

Pictured are Kathy Duke, secretary; Rick Lambert, vice president; Bobby Rigues, CEO; Craig Rothmeier, president. Not pictured is Vernon Anderson. More photos are on the Aledo ISD facebook page.
Carter Haber Shares Robotics with Jeff Jamison

Real Science: Building Dreams With Robots

AHS senior Carter Haber, president of the school's Robotics team "Circuit Breakers," shared an interview with KTVT Meteorologist Jeff Jameson on the real science behind robots. Copy and paste the link below in your browser to view the interview, which aired Tuesday afternoon. Or you can see it on the Aledo ISD facebook page. Congratulations Carter!

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/02/09/real-science-building-dreams-with-robots/
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Aledo ISD Thanks Aledo Children’s Advocats for Helping the Children of Aledo

The Aledo Children’s AdvoCats is a nonprofit organization of women committed to raising charitable funds to help fulfill and aid unmet needs of children and their families in the Aledo area. Established in 2002, the AdvoCats have donated more than $500,000 to the community. 100-percent of money raised through fundraisers is used towards charitable efforts such as medical expenses, clothing, living expenses, wheelchairs, dental care, school supplies, counseling and more for Aledo ISD students. AdvoCats is a non-exclusive organization and all women are welcome to join. We are proud of what AdvoCats has done for the Aledo ISD and the community this year!
 
The AdvoCats is hosting its Annual Run Walk or Crawl COLOR-RUN event on April 9 at Bearcat Stadium at 8 a.m. Please visit their website (www.aledoadvocats.com) to register online for the race and to receive further details about the event.

Vote for the Ladycats Softball Team

Vote for the Ladycats Softball Team for the Top Softball Program in DFW. Go to this link and vote for our Ladycats! You may vote multiple times and voting runs through Sunday, Feb. 14 at 9 p.m.

Aledo JV Golf Takes First and Second
The Aledo Ladycats golf team placed First in the recent Richardson Pearce JV Invitational-Meadowbrook Arlington. Individual places were Grace Renforth-First; Erika Baker-Second; Clara Fulsaas-Fourth; and Janie Borders-Ninth. The Bearcats took the Second-place prize with Brady Coats earning Second and Jack Smyer placing Third.Congratulations!

Record Number of AISD Artists Get Top Scores

A record 62 art students from Aledo High School and Daniel Ninth Grade Campus received top scores and were awarded divisional medals at the Region XI Visual Art Scholastic Event. Now, six of those will advance to the 2016 State VASE event on April 22-23 in San Antonio. They are: freshmen Kaelee Shero and Kiersten Hart; sophomore Naila Wilson; and seniors Desiree Bolin, Shelby Brittain and Alyssa Lockhart. Congratulations to all the artists who competed in this statewide event! See more photos on the Aledo ISD facebook page.
 
The mission of the TAEA Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the Visual Arts by providing art students and programs a standard of excellence in which to achieve.

AHS Wind Ensemble Invites You to Two Extraordinary Performances
The Aledo High School Wind Ensemble performs their TMEA 5A State Send-off Concert on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Jerry Durant Weatherford High School Auditorium. Then, the TMEA 5A State Concert is Friday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Lila Cockrell Theatre (Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center) in San Antonio, Texas. Both concerts are free to the public. This performance is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. AHS band directors, students and proud parents would be honored for all to attend this very special evening. READ MORE.

Photo courtesy of Gittings/Rick Bettinger photographer.
Winterguard Proves Spectacular at Opening Competition
Winterguard Proves Spectacular at Opening Competition

 

The Winterguard season has opened with spectacular results for Varsity, who won First place at their first competition of the year. It was held Jan. 23 at Lamar High School. The Varsity Guard is in the highly competitive National A Classification. Their show, “Confession,” is a beautifully written show, set in a church with pews and a stained-glass window. The Varsity Guard will perform Feb. 6, at the WGI Dallas Regional competition at Thomas Coliseum in Fort Worth. The Guard’s Preliminary performance will be at 11:28 a.m., with a Finals performance later in the evening, depending on placement.

The J.V. Guard, pictured below, moved up this year READ MORE.

AHS Signs 15 on National Letter of Intent Day

Congratulations to these Aledo High School athletes who signed with various universities to continue their athletic careers:

Larry Brown, Texas A&M Commerce, Football
John Michael Collins, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Football
Hunter Harris, University of Kansas, Football
Garrett Hyles, Colorado School of Mines, Football
Jack McAdams, Colorado School of Mines, Football
Matthew McCartney, Hardin-Simmons University, Football
Patrick Peek, University of New Mexico, Football
Cailey Bills, MidAmerican Christian University, Soccer
Haley Knesek, Lubbock Christian University, Soccer
Maddie Lozano, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Soccer
Kara Williams, Friends University, Soccer
Lane Vidaurri, North Carolina Sports University, Soccer
Hallie Smith, Centenary College of Louisiana, Softball
La’Kryshna Johnson, Navarro College, Softball
Jacob Ashkinos, Cisco College, Baseball

See photos on the Aledo ISD facebook page, courtesy Mandy McCarley.

History in the Making for the AHS Wind Ensemble
Momentous Dates for Your Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:00 p.m.
TMEA 5A Honor Band Send-Off/Preview Concert at Weatherford High School Auditorium

Friday, Feb. 12, at 8:00 p.m.
TMEA 5A Honor Band State Concert at Lila Cockrell Auditorium/Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio at the TMEA Music Convention

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Aledo ISD Board of Trustees General Election May 7


Election Day for Places 4 and 5 on the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees is Saturday, May 7. The first day to file with the district is Jan. 20. For the first time, applicants may now download information packets online HERE. The packets include the 2016 schedule for elections, a Campaign Finance Guide for candidates and officeholders, a brochure with What You Need to Know about political advertising and more. Applications also may be submitted online to Ann Grace at rgrace@aledo.k12.tx.us. The last day to file is Feb. 19.

Aledo ISD Education Foundation Gala April 1, 2016

No fooling! Mark your calendar for April 1 and put a shine on your boots for next spring's annual Bearcats & Boots fundraiser for the AISD Education Foundationl This year's event will be at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in downtown Fort Worth. Stay tuned for more information.

Aledo ISD Phone App Available NOW!

If you haven’t already, now’s the time! Download the official Aledo ISD app today to get the latest and greatest news happening NOW in Aledo ISD. (Don’t worry, it’s free!) 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 through Parent Portal. Go to the App Store on your smart phone to find the Aledo ISD phone app.


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