Aledo ISD is a recipient of the Texas Comptroller’s 2014 Texas Honors Circle Award, which recognizes districts and campuses that achieve academic success through cost-effective operations. Award recipients achieve strong academic performance while spending relatively less compared to their fiscal peers.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced that 46 Texas school districts and 347 school campuses received the Texas Honors Circle Award as a result of their outstanding performance in the 2014 Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST). Read more.
According to www.k12niche.com, Best Public School Districts ranks 8,738 school districts based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, and a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experiences very highly. An additional 561 districts received a grade but were not eligible for ranking. For more information, https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-school-districts/best-overall/m/dallas-fort-worth-metro-area/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=RankingsList&utm_term=RLP
All Aledo High School bands played a merry assortment of Christmas carols at the annual holiday concert. From "Carol of the Bells" and "The Runaway Sleigh" to "A Childhood Hymn," the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Wind Band and Jazz 1 Band filled the AHS auditorium with holiday cheer. AMS assistant band director Simon Bosch was featured trumpet in a Christmas Concerto, and Cassie Dale was featured soloist in a "Grown-up Christmas Wish." Capping off the evening was a spirited version of "Sleigh Ride" on a snow-filled stage! Merry Christmas to all! See more photos on the district facebook page!
Class AAAAA Division I State Football Championship Game
Aledo Bearcats vs. Temple Wildcats
Saturday, Dec. 20, at 12 noon at AT&T Cowboy Stadium
Pre-Sale tickets: Adult $12; Students $8
AISD Administration Building: through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.;
Aledo High School: Wednesday & Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All Tickets at the Gate $15
Tickets may be purchased on-line at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0C004D38BC199F70
Parking: $10; Passes Accepted: THSCA Only (admit 1)
Aledo is the home team (south side)
AISD Board Trustee David Tillman is shown with Aledo Education Foundation Executive Director Shawn Callaway representing the AISD Community Partners with their second-year commitment of $10,000 to the Foundation’s Innovative Teaching Grants. It has been one of the most important partnerships from the beginning for the Foundation.
Callaway presented a check in the amount of $179,544.22 for 41 AISD Innovative Teaching Grants at the district’s December board meeting. The two-year total of donations to AISD totals more than $308,000. Mike Trammell, vice president of Programs for the Foundation, and his committee worked tirelessly on reviewing 65 grants, scoring them individually and voting on them as a committee. READ MORE.
Aledo ISD schools and offices will be closed for the Christmas holidays Dec. 22 - Jan. 5. Jan. 5 is a teacher workday, and school resumes Jan. 6, 2015.
Dressed in holiday attire, flutists from Aledo and Weatherford high schools played a concert of Christmas carols for the residents of Willow Park Rehabilitation and Care Center last Sunday. The concert was followed by fellowship, food and fun with the flutists and citizens at the center. Pictured are five seniors from Aledo High School who performed at the event. From left to right are Raven Pettigrew, Claire Demers, Kate Norman, Darby Abbett and Meghan Costello. Thanks to area flute teacher Karen Williams for staging this special holiday event!
Representative Phil King visited McCall Elementary fourth graders to discuss his role as a State Representative. Students asked lots of great questions about the legislative process in Texas. They are hearing from a variety of guest speakers about Texas history in preparation for their trip to the State Capitol and Bob Bullock Museum in May.
Members of the McCall Elementary Student Council led the AISD December Board of Trustees meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to both American and Texas flags. Shannon Reynolds, counselor and Student Council leader at McCall was recognized as the 2014 District Advisor of the Year for her exemplary commitment and dedication to the students of McCall. Also honored were Cross Country team members who have been named Academic All-State. Michael Meadows joined this group for qualifying for the State Cross Country Meet by setting a new course record at Regionals. Also recognized were students who traveled to Indiana in November to participate in the World Music Percussion Ensemble Competition.
Sixty-seven AHS musicians placed in last week’s All-Region Band competition at Paschal High School in Fort Worth. Of those, 19 achieved Symphonic Band status, 26 made Concert Band and 22 are in the Freshman Band. Of the total, five also placed in the All-Region Orchestra and 23 advance to Area competition. In all, there were 15 from Aledo High who were named to first-chair positions. Congratulations!
The Aledo FFA Tractor Tech Team competed at the Gonzales FFA 1st annual Tractor Technician CDE in Gonzales, Texas, yesterday. The team consisted of Cassidy Moore, Landon Moore, Carter Haber and Michael Mills. Each member took a 175-question test over practical technical knowledge. They also had 30 minutes to diagnose and repair a bugged tractor and drive it through a course. The Aledo team took first place at their first competition. Congratulations, Aledo Tractor Tech!
Paragon Sports Construction will begin installation of a structural spray on the Middle School Stadium Track Dec. 12, so the facility will be closed until after Christmas Break. Please help us keep students, athletes and walkers off the track until January 5, 2015.
Emily Clayton Harding University Volleyball
Tyler Lucas University of Arizona Volleyball
Shane Mosiello TCU Baseball
Mark Swift Southern Arkansas Baseball
Colby Caldwell University of Memphis Cross Country
Cheyenne Knight University of Alabama Golf
Ashton Adkins Southeastern Oklahoma Univ. Softball
Allie Arneson University of Virginia Softball
Lauren Craine University of North Texas Softball
Rhylie Makawe University of North Texas Softball
Alli Ramsey UT-Tyler Softball
Riley Sartain Texas A&M Softball
Brittney Trought UTEP Track & Field
Danielle Trought UTEP Track & Field
Makenzie Mulliniks from Mrs. Abbett's AHS Digital Graphics class created the poster for Ms. Carroll's upcoming "Footloose" production. There were a total of 10 students that submitted poster designs for the "Footloose" play, and Makenzie's design was chosen as the winner. Mrs. Abbett's DGAM students voted on the four best designs, and then Ms. Carroll and her crew picked the winner. Mrs. Abbett said, "This is a great honor for Makenzie!"
The 10th Annual Aledo Children's Advocats Run, Walk, or Crawl for our Kids is April 11, 2015. Mark your calendars now! Registration opens in February.
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.
Reserving Bearcat Stadium
Playoffs are an exciting time for your school and community, and often create memorable moments. Aledo I.S.D. would like to do our part in helping make these games as memorable as possible by sharing our award-winning stadium with you. Please follow the guidelines in the Bearcat Stadium packet to use our facilities for your playoff game. You can also find more information on the Aledo Facilities website.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Three Rules of Being a Parent
- Scholarship myths and facts
- NAIA and JUCO education
- Scholarships, do they differ?
- The Name Game
- Negotiate/Cooperative Education
- Dangers of social networking/cell phones/Saving for College
- National Letter of Intent
- NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Centers
- Recruiting Services
- NCAA core course requirements (emphasis on NEW D1 and D2 requirements) READ MORE.
The Aledo ISD Education Foundation partners with the community to provide private resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize innovative opportunities for all students in the Aledo Independent School District. For more information, go to www.aledoef.org.