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!
5A Bi-District Softball Playoff Series
Aledo Ladycats vs FW Northside HS
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.
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.!
5A Bi-District Softball Playoff Series
Game 3 (if needed): at Aledo HS, Saturday, April 30, at 2 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.”
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.
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.
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.”
See the Professional Learning page for more information.