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Kick Off Spring with a Swing at McCall Elementary

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.  

"Pay it Forward" Initiative Blesses Givers and Recipients

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!

Parenting University - "Steering the Ship With Teenagers Aboard"
Join us for the next (and final for this school year) Parenting University session on Monday, May 2, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Aledo ISD Administration Building. We are excited to present Ryan Smith, LMFT, LPC, who is well known for helping parents manage technology within the family. Child care will be provided for kids up to 11 years old. All parents within the school district are invited and encouraged to attend. Aledo ISD PTO is sponsoring this event and will provide light refreshments. Come learn about all the apps your kids know about but you may not!​

5A Bi-District Softball Playoff Series 
Aledo Ladycats vs FW Northside HS

Tickets: $4/$3
Passes: District 7/8-5A, TGCA, THSCA
Game 1 at Northside HS
2211 McKinley Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76164-7798
Day/Date:    Thursday, April 28
Game time:  7 p.m.
Game 2 at Aledo HS Softball Field
Day/Date: Friday, April 29
Game time: 7 p.m.
Game 3 (if needed) at Aledo HS Softball Field
Day/Date: Saturday, April 30
Game time: 2:00 p.m.

AMS Artists Shine at UIL Competition
AMS students recently attended the Quad County Art UIL event at Doss Heritage and Cultural Center in Weatherford. The students had their artwork selected to be judged for competition. Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Mendoza are extremely proud of all of the art students this year. Mrs. Mendoza said, “There are some extremely talented artists at Aledo Middle School, and this was a great opportunity to showcase their efforts and hard work.” READ MORE.
AISD Community Partners Gift Aledo Children’s Advocats
Aledo Children’s AdvoCats recently received a $1,000 donation from the Aledo ISD Community Partners. Pictured here are Kristin Bryan, AdvoCats VP Communications/PR; Courtney Edwards, Advocats President-Elect; Courtney Skillman, President; Lisa Flowers, Aledo ISD Community Partners; Paula Johns, Aledo ISD Community Partners; and Earl Husfeld, Aledo ISD Chief Financial Officer. (Photo courtesy of The Community News)

Super AHS Students Score Sweepstakes!!
Congratulations to the Aledo High Wind Ensemble for earning a straight 1 rating at UIL concert and sight reading contest today! The top-notch musical education that Joey Paul, Jake Albin, and Olivia Ramirez have invested into these fine students surely shone through today! Proud of our Bearcats!


McCall First-Graders Visit AISD Police

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.
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

Chief Collie's pen pall is Nate McGee, pictured here. See more photos on the AISD facebook page.

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.!

Aledo Ladycats Softball Playoff Series

5A Bi-District Softball Playoff Series

Aledo Ladycats vs FW Northside HS
Tickets: $4/$3
Passes: District 7/8-5A, TGCA, THSCA
Game 1: Northside HS,Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Game 2: Aledo HS,Friday, April 29, 7 p.m.
Game 3 (if needed): at Aledo HS, Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m.
And the Marva Collins Winner is … Stephanie Smith!

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.

K-9 Patrols for Illicit Drugs
On Monday, April 26, Officer Daniel Mach and his K-9 partner Cora from Dallas County Schools assisted Aledo High School administration with their random searches of classrooms and student vehicles.

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.”

BDGA Donates $10,000 to AHS Agriscience Program
The Business Development Group of Aledo recently donated $10,000 to the AHS Agriscience program for the students’ participation in the annual BDGA clay shoot. Pictured are Zane Good, Megan Williams, Daeleigh Patridge, Steve Bartley (BDGA representative and Aledo AISD board trustee), Kody Knight (Agriscience & Technology teacher) and Jet Weatherly.
Early Voting for Aledo ISD Trustee Election

Early voting for Places 4 and 5 of the Aledo ISD Trustee Election is April 25-May 3. Registered voters may vote at the Aledo ISD Administration Building boardroom between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on those days. Extended hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. are offered on April 26 and April 28.
Election Day is Saturday, May 7. Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Aledo ISD Police Department Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Aledo ISD Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Vandagriff Elementary School at 408 S FM 1187, Aledo, TX 76008. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.
Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA, and more than 3,800 of its state and local law-enforcement partners. Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 5.5 million pounds — or 2,750 tons — of pills.  READ MORE.

Save the Date -- Communitywide STEAM Carnival!
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

In keeping with April being Child Abuse Prevention month, Parker County Child Protective Services provided rubber wristbands and small pamphlets with information about signs of abuse and how to make a report to all Aledo ISD campuses.
According to the American Society of Positive Care of Children, child abuse is at epidemic levels in America. Their focus is to “Step up. Speak up. Stop it. Report it.”

“Our goal in supporting the national campaign is to raise awareness at the local level,” said Scott Kessel, Director of Student Services and Safety. "By promoting the healthy development and well-being of our students, we help grow them in to students who can function well at home, in school and in the community.” 

AHS Season Football Ticket Renewals
Save the Date -- Summer Workhops

See the Professional Learning page for more information.

Order Birth Certificates Online for Kindergarten Roundup wants to remind parents that they can go directly to and order a certified birth certificate for $22, which is the same price as a walk-in or mail order. This online service, offered in English and Spanish, provides parents with a straightforward, secure option for ordering their child’s birth certificate. The orders are fulfilled by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Here are flyers, in English and Spanish, with more information and a link to a helpful video demonstration found on the YouTube channel on how to order a birth certificate online.  

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.

Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 30

Aledo ISD schools and offices will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 30. Classes will resume Tuesday, May 31. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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:

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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