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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Ladycats Volleyball at Cleburne High School
Freshmen A and JV Ladycats at 5:30 p.m.
Freshmen B and Varsity Ladycats 6:30 p.m.
Cleburne HS:  1501 Harlin Dr. Cleburne, TX
Middle School Football vs. Brewer MS
7th C/B/A         5/6/7   at Brewer
8th C/B/A         5/6/7   Old Bearcat Stadium

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Aledo ISD Hosts Parenting University Oct. 26
PTO Canned Food Drive Nov. 2-6
AHS Choir Students Advance in All-State Choir Auditions

Twelve Aledo High School choir students participated in the second round of the Texas Music Educators Associations (TMEA) All-State Choir auditions last weekend. With more than 700 students entering the auditions, now only 96 remain.

Placing in the Regional Honor Choir are: Jacob Brown, Bass 1, 6th chair; Pierce Byrd, Bass 2, 11th chair; Cassie Dale, Soprano I, 6th chair; Madison O’Brien, Soprano I, 7th chair; and Dillon Savage, Tenor 1, 7th chair. Serving as first alternate is Danielle Harrington, Soprano 2, 13th chair. By qualifying for All Region Choir, these five students advance to the next step toward making TMEA All State Choir. Placing in the All District Honor Choir are Aledo students: Lindsey Dover, Soprano 2; Connor Trigg, Bass 2; and Chace Walton, Bass 2.

The All-District/All Region choir clinic and concert is on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at Weatherford High School. All are invited to attend.

AdvoCats Angel Project Helps Provide a Merry Christmas to Area Children in Need

The Aledo Children’s AdvoCats Angel Project 2015 is now underway, and Angel Project volunteers are vital to its success. Angel Project organizes Christmas gifts for qualified Aledo ISD students and siblings who reside in the same home. 406 children from more than 167 families had a very Merry Christmas last year because of our generous community volunteers!
Each year, the Angel Project brings joy to children in the Aledo ISD who otherwise will go without during the holiday season. AdvoCat members and community volunteers give of their time and resources to adopt and provide gifts for children of all ages across the school district. Through the joint effort of the AISD schools and counselors, children in need will be identified and have a blessed holiday season. READ MORE. 

Teaching Grant Application Deadline Fast Approaching

The deadline for this year’s Aledo Education Foundation Innovative Educational Grant applications is Oct. 16 at noon. They are due to the AEF through email to Lynn McKinney’s office ( No late submissions will be allowed.
Last year, the Aledo Education Foundation Prize Posse awarded $180,000 in well-deserved teacher grants, and $110,000 in its first year.  Executive Director Shawn Callaway said, “The Foundation is thrilled to be able to provide funding that takes education in Aledo ISD to the next level. Watching students become excited about the possibilities that grants bring, and watching teachers feel validated for the work they do makes this process worthwhile.” READ MORE.

Aledo Basketball Boosters Inaugural Golf Tournament

Oct. 18 -- Sign Up Now!

Support the Aledo Basketball Boosters by sponsoring or playing in  the inaugural "One Team" golf tournament. It will be a slam dunk event!
Here are the details.

Demographic Update Presented at Oct. 5 Board Meeting
In planning for the Aledo school district’s fifth elementary school, Rocky Gardiner with Templeton Demographics shared a host of information with AISD trustees and administrators at its meeting Oct. 5. A group of 20 or more from the community were on hand for the presentation as well. Gardiner detailed economic conditions in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, new home rankings by school district, and new housing activity in Aledo ISD. He also spoke at length about completions in area housing developments, vacant land under development and future lots available. He also addressed a 10-year forecast with enrollment projections for K-12 grades. Watch for the Templeton Demographics report on this website ( under the 2015 Bond Program tab on the left-hand side of the page. Continue to check here for updates as more information becomes available. READ MORE.
AHS Team Tennis Clinches District Championship!
The Aledo Varsity Tennis Team clinched the District 8-5A Championship with a resounding 19-0 win over Cleburne on Tuesday, Oct. 6. This is the tenth consecutive District  Championship for Aledo Team Tennis. Aledo went undefeated in District play with a 7-0 record, with a match record of 129-4. Area Playoffs begin on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Aledo. CONGRATULATIONS!!
Aledo ISD National Night Out Rates “Success”
More than 200 members of the community attended the National Night Out event at Bearcat Stadium on Oct. 6. The Aledo ISD Police Department facilitated the event in which numerous other first responders, such as the Texas Department of Public Safety, DEA, FBI, Parker County Emergency Management and the Willow Park Police Department, provided information and interacted with members of the community. Parker County Emergency Service District 1 also participated and demonstrated their use of the Jaws of Life and other extraction tools. In addition, both Army and the Navy recruiters attended and distributed information on military service.

Aledo I.S.D. Police Chief Fred Collie said, “The event was a success. It was great to see members of the law enforcement community, other first responders and members of the community come together, exchange ideas, and get to know each other. I look forward to next year’s National Night Out and hope to grow this event every year.”

See more photos on the AISD facebook page.

Aledo High School Bearcat Regiment Places 1st in Prelims; 2nd in Finals at HEB!!

The AHS marching band placed first yesterday in preliminaries, Outstanding Visual, General Effect, Colorguard, and Music Performance for 5A. The Regiment placed Second in Finals! Great day for the Bearcat Regiment at the HEB marching festival. Amazing staff and fantastic students!!

Photo courtesy of HPH3 Photography

Haylee Reed Named AHS Homecoming Queen 2015

Haylee was escorted by her father, Robert Reed. Other senior representatives were Allie Huddleston, escorted by her father Tim Huddleston; and Danielle Piper, escorted by her grandfather Joe Piper. Junior court members were Gillian King, escorted by her brother Greyson King; and Ellie Posey, escorted by her father Ben Posey. Sophomore representatives were Callyn Bennett, escorted by her father Clay Bennett; and Mary Katherine Gamez, escorted by her father George Gamez. Freshmen court members were Sarah Mooney, escorted by her father Charles Mooney; and Alyssa Sheeran, escorted by her father Patrick Sheeran. Congratulations to all! See more photos on the AISD facebook page.

Aledo PTO Meeting

Aledo PTO's next meeting will be Thursday, October 22, at 9:30 a.m. at Aledo Middle School.  Come be a part of this wonderful organization! You may also visit the PTO website at to join, donate, or volunteer. 


Save the Date and Join the Fun at Bearcat Alley Oct. 23!
AISD Parenting University -- Save the Date!

Aledo ISD hosts Parenting University Monday, Oct. 26, at the AISD Administration Building. Two sessions are available: 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Mark your calendar now. More details coming soon!

Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 26-30 -- Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free!

Each year, Aledo ISD joins the Red Ribbon Week National Campaign to promote awareness and prevention of drug use. The 2015 campaign is Oct. 26-30 with the theme of Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free.
A 13-year-old student created this year’s theme. She said, “Respecting yourself means looking at yourself every day and treating yourself like you would treat someone you loved most in the world. If you do drugs, you really don’t have self-confidence and you don’t respect yourself.”
Stay tuned for more information about the dress-up days for Red Ribbon Week!

"Fall Back” as Daylight Saving Time Ends

The days are getting shorter as darkness creeps in earlier each day. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, Oct. 31. Daylight savings time ends Sunday, Nov. 1.

Aledo ISD Creates Crisis Fund for Employee Assistance

The recently created Aledo ISD Employee Crisis Fund is designed to provide a source of financial assistance to Aledo ISD employees who are facing an emergency situation. This would include immediate short-term financial obligation(s) in which the employee has fallen behind as a result of the crisis.

AISD Deputy Superintendent Lynn McKinney recently addressed a group of teachers saying, “While we may not expect it, we can never predict when an overwhelming crisis may occur. That’s why having this fund available for certain financial needs can be timely and so beneficial for our school family members.”

The Crisis Fund is funded by the Aledo Education Foundation. READ MORE.

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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