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District Announcements
Early Release Schedules for May 31 and June 1

Aledo ISD campuses for grades 5-12 will follow an early release schedule on Tuesday, May 31. Classes will dismiss at 12:40 p.m. All grades will have early release on June 1, the last day of school for AISD. Elementary campuses will dismiss at 11:40 a.m., and grades 5-12 will dismiss at 12:40 p.m. Buses will run accordingly.

Put Bearcat Nation on the Map!

Whether your summer travel plans include a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo or a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, take an Aledo flag with you for a photo op! We would like to show just how far the reach of Bearcat Nation is when our fans, friends and family take off for the summer.
 
Bearcat flags are on loan through the Aledo ISD Administration Building front office, so get yours before you leave. When you get home, just bring the flag back for someone else to use. Then, send us a photo so we can track our Bearcats!
 
Email aslape@aledoisd.org your flag photo and we’ll connect the dots to see where our Bearcats spent the summer.  Safe and happy travels!

Aledo ISD Summer Office Hours
Red Noses Aren't Just for Rudolph Anymore!
Aledo ISD’s Business Office folks are celebrating Red Nose Day with others around the nation. It's a campaign to have fun and make a difference for kids. Just a small donation can make huge changes to people’s lives. Here are some examples:
• As little as $1 can buy meal for a child living in a homeless shelter
• $5 provides antibiotics to treat a child with pneumonia
• $7 provides books, supplies and activities to help a child keep reading skills sharp during the summer
• $15 could keep a child safe, sheltered and off the street for a week
• $35 buys an eye exam and glasses for a child in need

See more at www.rednoseday.org. ‪#rednoseday  

With Ann Grace, Earl Husfeld, Michele Davis, Buffy Hanson, Yvette McMahon and Ashleigh Herron.

AHS Senior Places Fourth at State!

Congratulations to senior Hannah Jackson for placing Fourth in News Writing at the State meet in Austin this week.  Hannah will attend Texas A&M this fall where she plans to study journalism and major in the field of Communications.

McCall First-Graders Meet Police Pen Pals

Wrapping up the spring pen pal relationships between McCall Elementary first-graders and police officers brought online friends face-to-face for the first time. Representatives from area police departments have engaged with the youngsters throughout the semester to help improve the students’ writing skills, and also let them learn more about the daily lives for those who protect and serve our communities.
 
First-graders enjoyed getting to know more about what a policeman’s job entails, but also about their families, pets, speeding tickets and more. A visit to the Fort Worth Training Center was a highlight this spring, with the bagpipers, the canine unit and the police helicopter getting the most nods.
 
Officer Brian McClenny is with the Fort Worth Police Department’s Clergy and Police Alliance. He said he felt it was important for the police to reach out to kids and let them know policemen and READ MORE. See more photos on the Aledo ISD facebook page.

AHS Senior Madeleine Shelton Headed for IEI Internship

When teacher Arlene Shelton was selected to attend the International Entrepreneur Institute in South Carolina, little did she know daughter Madeleine would be joining her for the weeklong event. Madeleine, who will graduate from Aledo High School next week, will also attend the institute in an internship role that was developed specifically for her.
 
Mrs. Shelton, art teacher at Daniel Ninth Grade Campus, was chosen as only one of 50 teachers nationwide to participate in the forum. Her goal is to develop curriculum in which students can thrive as they advocate for the arts. It will entail allowing them to create artworks for audiences to purchase, and also help develop their creative spirits as they network within their communities. “We want our local communities to get to experience the arts, and for our students to feel confident in this entrepreneurial role,” she said. READ MORE.

AHS Tri-M Honor Society Chapter Inducts 29

The Aledo High School chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society inducted 29 musicians today. The AHS Chapter is part of the national program, National Association for Music Education, which is in its 80th year. Tri-M stands for Modern Music Masters.


Today’s inductees are: Jayme Atkinson, Julia Barkell, Alex Bobalik, Madison Boltwood, Bethany Coughlin, Matthew Delorenzo, Christian Gaffner, Jake Green, Shane Green, Heath Hampton, Alyssa Hickerson, Katie Holland, Jonathan Holland, Margeaux Johnson, Mia King, Sarah Beth Lane, Samantha Manning, Robin Marshall, Cassidy Martin, Betsy Martinez, Matt Miller, Abigail Mitchell, Michaela Mott, Bradley Robinson, Theresa Ruflin, Joey Ruflin, Blake Smith, Jori Smith and Blaine Tatum. READ MORE.
Inaugural AISD STEAM Carnival Huge Success!

All elements of the school district’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program were represented at the inaugural carnival at Daniel Ninth Grade Campus. Students and teachers from each of AISD’s nine campuses organized and operated booths and tables to engage young and old alike in the facets of STEAM. Collaborative painting, robotics, Rubik’s cubes of all shapes and sizes, Makey Makey inventions, Minecraft and Plinko games, and much, much more delighted all. Weatherford College brought a fire simulator that gave students a hands-on feeling of fighting real fires. Its mobile instructional lab was also was on hand to demonstrate an instructional environment that promotes continued educational growth in various occupational skills.
 
Aledo ISD is the first district to host a STEAM carnival in the Region XI service area. This new concept for learning was the brainchild of DNGC art teacher Arlene Shelton.
 
“STEAM education encourages innovation through project-based integrated learning,” Mrs. Shelton said. “In addition, STEAM gives voice to those students who may not be whiz kids, performers or athletes. I have witnessed many ‘lost’ students find their creative spirit in the STEAM Studio. I would like to thank the Aledo Educational Foundation for funding so many grants that encourage STEAM, including the principals’ grant which, has allowed our DNGC STEAM Studio to enrich the lives of so many students.” READ MORE. See lots of photos on the AISD facebook page.
Announcing the 2016-2017 Highsteppers Drill Team
Congratulations to the AHS Highstepper Drill Team for the upcoming school year!


Emma Nelson, Selena Raguet, Taylor Yates, Alexa Martin (Officer), Meg Williams (Officer), Ty Henderson, Allison Turner, Alana Martinec (Captain); Not pictured: Cameron Perry
Cheryl Jones Named Principal of Aledo Learning Center

The Board of Trustees for Aledo Independent School District named Cheryl Jones Principal for Aledo Learning Center beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. She has served Aledo ISD students as Principal at Aledo Middle School the past five years.
 
“We are excited to have Cheryl Jones as the new principal for ALC,” said AISD Superintendent Derek Citty. “Ms. Jones has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to assist students in their educational journey, and is a proven campus leader. She will be a valuable asset to Aledo Learning Center.”
 
Ms. Jones received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton State University in Administrative Systems with a Secondary Education Certification. She also holds a Master of Education degree from Tarleton in Curriculum and Instruction.
 
Prior to her position as AMS principal, Ms. Jones was Assistant Principal at Aledo High School and district webmaster. She became a part of the Bearcat family in 2000 as a business teacher at AHS. Ms. Jones began her education career at Paint Creek ISD in Haskell where she taught business courses and served as the technology coordinator for three years.
 
Ms. Jones is married to AHS coach and teacher Robby Jones. They have two teenage sons attending AISD schools, and are proud to call Aledo home.

AHS Names Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Cody Bradford has been named Valedictorian of the 2016 AHS graduating class, and Austin Dobransky is the Salutatorian. Cody will attend Baylor University where he will major in mechanical engineering and minor in business. Cody has attended Aledo since kindergarten and has excelled academically throughout his Aledo schooling career. Cody received the “AP Scholar with Distinguishment” award after his junior year. He has been an involved member of the school, participating in National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America. He has also been involved in the community, volunteering at Teen Court, Stuard Elementary, Center of Hope, and various youth group activities at Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church. READ MORE.
2016-17 School Supplies Available Online through June 26
Order your prepackaged supplies for students Pre-K thru eighth-grade online! Go to: www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks and put in your school code listed below; then choose the grade level for NEXT year and you’re done!
 
Coder Elementary           COD007  K-4th gr
McCall Elementary          MCC018 K-4th gr
Stuard Elementary          STU513   K-4th gr
Vandagriff Elementary    VAN046  K-4th gr
McAnally Intermediate    MCA027  5th–6th gr
Aledo Middle School       ALE044   7th–8th gr
 
If you need financial assistance, click here for the AdvoCats order form and turn in to the front office of your campus. If you have any questions please feel free to email Aledo PTO at ALEDOPTO@gmail.com.
AHS Presents Top 10% of Graduating Class
Aledo High School is proud to announce the Top 10 percent of its 2016 graduating class. Led by Valedictorian Cody Daniel Bradford and Salutatorian Austin Robert Dobransky, the rest of the Top 10 include: Caitlyn Rachel Andrews, Jacob Aaron Babcock, Cameron Daniel Bean, Kristen Nicole Boomer, Meredith Anne Bowden, Daniel Joseph Chruscielski, Trent Ethan Cook, Abigail Morgan Dean, Melissa Ashley Haertling, Chandler Jason Hayes, Grace Lauren Holt, Andrew David Ingram, Jeffrey Marshall Klansek, Amy Marie Larsen, Alessio Nicholas Lozzi, Hunter Allen Lyon, Matthew Blaine McCartney, Mae Isabella McConley, Courtney Beth McMillan; Amanda Miller, Elena Nicole Payblas, Eric Michael Polson, Caleb Miguel Primera, Ryan Taylor Prokell, Brandon Thomas Raettig, Haylee Lynne Reed, Autumn Lane Roberts, Benjamin Austin Rogers, Dejan Savic, Miguel Alejandro Silva, Sophia Marie Sonnemann, Lukas Reid Stone, Kara Ann Tatum, Lacey Noel Wert and Kara Christine Williams.

Principal Dan Peterson said, “We salute these graduating seniors on the success they have each achieved in their high-school careers, and wish them continuing success in the future. Congratulations, Bearcats!”

Aledo Bearcat Varsity Season Tickets
 
2016 Season Tickets Open to the Public!  
 
Aledo Bearcat Football Season Tickets for Sale
Saturday, May 7, 2016 through June 8, 2016!

Purchase Season Tickets Online 
at
https://www.ticketracker.com/SelectSection.aspx?eventId=90858
Or, you may come into the Bearcat Store at the
 Administration Building
1008 Bailey Ranch Road
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Courtney Skillman
AISD Facilities Administrator
Bearcat Store Manager

 AISD Bearcat Store
Order Birth Certificates Online for Kindergarten Roundup

Texas.gov wants to remind parents that they can go directly to Texas.gov 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 Texas.gov 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.

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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