A few weeks ago, you read about the Coder Elementary Student Council Green Team planting potatoes for the food pantry. Here you see the team of Ashton Wagner, Hunter Stewart, Jacob Cliver, Braylon Mahanay, and Logan Drivdahl dropping off the potatoes at the Weatherford Center of Hope. The official weight was 23.5 pounds of Coder-grown potatoes. Thank you to second-grade teacher Sandra Dempsey for overseeing this philanthropic initiative.
Parker Warren, aka Mr. AHS 2015, finished fifth in the State UIL Poetry competition yesterday. He is a senior with plans to attend the University of North Texas and major in either Radio/TV/Film or Communications. Right now, though, he’s proud to be known as a Bearcat State Champion. Congratulations!
Ladycat Softball Playoffs NEW LOCATION
UIL Region 1 Softball Final
Aledo Ladycats vs. Azle Lady Hornets
Brock High School -- Limited Seating
Tickets: $6 /$4; NO PASSES ACCEPTED
Game 1: Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, May 30 at 2 p.m.
Game 3: (if needed) Saturday, May 30, 30 minutes after Game 2
Please make note of these Field Day changes!
Due to the forecasted weather, Aledo ISD has moved field day to the AHS Indoor Practice Facility on Friday, May 29. The Indoor Facility is located just west of Bearcat Stadium.
1st Grade: 9:15-10:15am
2nd Grade: 10:15-11:15am
3rd Grade: 12:00-1:00pm
4th Grade: 1:00-2:00pm
*No food or drinks, with the exception of water).
Named after a beloved teacher’s aide, Bonnie Manous, the bench is now called “Bonnie’s Buddy Bench.” Former Coder Principal Jason Beaty said, “Bonnie loved and made personal connections with every child that she worked with. Her loyalty and dedication to what she believed to be right was unwavering . Bonnie was always a servant and protector to those she loved.” READ MORE.
UIL Region 1 Baseball Semifinal
Aledo Bearcats vs. Canyon High
Tickets: $6/$3; NO PASSES ACCEPTED
Game 1: Friday, May 29, at 1 p.m.
Lubbock Christian University Hays Field
26th Street; Lubbock, TX 79407
Game 2: Saturday, May 30, at 1 p.m.
McMurry University Walt Driggers Field
1923 South 17th St.; Abilene, TX 79602
Game 3: (if needed) 30 minutes after Game 2
Dr. Sid O’Bryant, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Interim Director of the Institute of Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Research at UNT Health Science Center, was recently a WatchDOG at Coder Elementary. Not only did he volunteer in various rooms at Coder, he also talked to the third-grade students about inherent traits and learned behaviors. Dr. O’Bryant was relating genetic research to the curing of diseases. He also talked about how we get our physical traits, and how DNA and environment play a part in who we are. The students were very highly engaged and had great questions at the end. Thank you, Dr. O'Bryant, for choosing to spend your day at Coder!
Graduation 2015 is June 7, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. It will be at Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1110 W. Debbie Lane in Mansfield. Each student will receive 12 tickets for their family and friends to attend that evening. The ceremony will be streamed on the web for those guests that will be out of town or unable to make the event.
Cole Forsythe will attend the University of Texas at Austin this fall, where he will major in mechanical engineering as part of the Engineering Honors Program. Cole has attended Aledo ISD since kindergarten, and has excelled academically throughout his Aledo schooling career. He has been an involved member of the school community, participating in several clubs and extracurricular activities including Treasurer of Student Council, Advocats committee head of National Honor Society, member of Victory Robotics, and co-founder of the Aledo Debate Team (in which he qualified for State last year). He also served as a class representative all four years. Cole is a Commended National Merit Scholar and a member of Mensa International. He is currently employed at Splash Kingdom Wild West where he serves as a Guest Service Department Lead. In addition to UT Austin, Cole was accepted to Texas A&M, Southern Methodist University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. READ MORE.
Garrett Jones - Bull Rider of the Year
Samantha Clarkson - Barrel Racer of the Year
Kaelee Brown - Pole Bender of the Year
Congratulations to all and thanks for representing Aledo!
Garrett Jones Kaelee Brown
Today’s inductees include Courtney Andrews, Beau Ballard, Julia Barkell, Lauren Barbeau, Kelsey Basler, Madison Beauford, Breanna Cazares, Nicholas Chavez, Morgan Cooley, Jacqui Denny, Christina Durrington, Austin Ferrell, Parker Ferrell, Gabby Fritz, READ MORE.
More photos on the Aledo ISD facebook page and the Aledo Band Boosters facebook page.
During the charter bus ride to their first destination, the students discussed why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage, and participated in activities and games in preparation for their day. At their first stop, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, READ MORE.
Coder Elementary: 10 years – Marian Flinchbaugh, Kim Lowe and Clay McKenzie; 15 years – Letha Gillham; and 20 years – Linda Surratt
McCall Elementary: Five years – Cathie Delaune, Evelyn Rivera and Carrie Young; 10 years – Kay Day and Lori Harbuck; 15 years – Jason Beaty, Julie Choate and Susan Wilson Read More See more images on the Aledo ISD facebook page.
AHS Principal Dan Peterson led the Senior Academic Awards ceremony celebrating the academic achievements of the 2015 graduating class. This year’s class included 10 National Merit Commended Scholars and 31 AP Scholars. Most notable was that the class of 2015 has been offered scholarships totaling $23,527,184 – the highest total ever achieved at Aledo High School, and more than double the amount received last year.
Many individual scholarship winners were announced, as were 41 students who are in the top 10 percent of their class and who participated in one or more UIL activities during high school. AP Scholar Awards recognize high-school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. Thirty seniors received these honors. Four students received National Merit Scholarship Corporation awards.
The 2015 Valedictorian, Cole Forsythe, won praise, as did Salutatorian Oaklin Davis. Both had been recognized previously and were honored again last night.
Aledo ISD congratulates these seniors on their high-school achievements and wishes them well in the next stage of their lives.
The girls track team finished a very successful season at the State Track meet in Austin. Brittney Trought won a silver medal by placing 2nd in the 100m Hurdles, running a 13.84. This is a NEW SCHOOL RECORD. The 4x100m Relay team of Danielle and Brittney Trought, Tysley Valencia, Kia Jordan, and alternate Maddie Goings, placed 4th, running a 47.05. This also is a NEW SCHOOL RECORD. Mackenzie Lyon placed 6th in Pole Vault, jumping 10’ 6”; Kia Jordan finished 9th in the 100m dash, running a time of 12.10; and Danielle Trought was 5th in the 100m Hurdles, running 14.48. The team finished 10th overall out of 62 teams scoring points at the State meet. Way to go, Ladycats!
Madisen Stratmeyer's artwork was one of the top 25 pieces to show at the Fort Works Art exhibit at The Betsy Price Citywide High School Art Competition 2015. BETSY PRICE ART 2015 was open to all high school students from these participating schools: Fort Worth All Saints, Trinity Valley School, Fort Worth Country Day, Arlington Heights, Western Hills, Paschal, Aledo, Brewer, FW Academy of Fine Art, Southwest, Trimble Tech, Southwest Christian School, Carter Riverside, Polytechnical, Eastern Hills and South Hills, Temple Christian East and West, Fort Worth Academy, Fort Worth Christian, Tarrant Youth Recovery, Tarrant County JJAEP or Juvenile Justice Alternative Ed, Diamond Hill, Dunbar, North Side High, North Side High, OD Wyatt, Polytech, Oakridge, Nolan, Covenant Classical, Calvary Christian, Hill School of Fort Worth, Starpoint, Lake Country Christian, Fellowship Christian, West Academy, Anderson Gifted & Talented, and Travis Academy of Fine Art. Congratulations!
The nationwide competition, created in Fort Worth in 2012, is held at Lockheed Martin locations across the country. It provides students the opportunity to work together to solve challenging problems focusing on careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It presents a real-world environment for the next generation of this industry.
Pictured are AHS Sponsor Julie Reynolds, Hunter Herriage, and Paige Klima.