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Aledo Choir Sings at All District/All Region Concert

AHS Choir members participated in the TMEA All District and All Region Concert at Weatherford High School. Choir members pictured below: Lindsey Dover, Dillon Savage, Pierce Byrd, Connor Trigg, Avery Heacock, Cassie Dale, and Tiffany Nichols. Not present: Alyssa Gray.

Aledo FFA Canned Food Drive

Aledo FFA is hosting Canned Food Drive and Toys for Tots through Dec. 5. Please support the local community by donating.  See Mr. Marcath and Mr. J for details.
Aledo Wins 10…Great Year for Photography Students

Judging for the 2014 Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall Contest took place on Saturday, Nov. 15. The six Judges - Rex Curry, Danny Hurley, Lindsey Miller, Tadd Myers, Clif Palmberg and Mike Taylor - spent six hours judging more than 6,500 entries from 81 schools. The entries came from schools across Texas, plus California, Kansas, New York and Oklahoma. Our congratulations go out to the winners, and to all of the students and teachers that chose to enter this year.
Photography teacher Sandra Sawyer said, “Four of our Aledo students got to watch the judging. It was a great show and I am so proud of our creative students.”
Beginning- Student Life
First Place: Alyssa Lockhart 11th “Alyssa Lockhart student life2” Aledo, TX  READ MORE.
See more photos on the AISD facebook page.
Teacher Leaders Lead New Teachers
The Teacher Leadership Academy met last week with the district’s newest staff members to offer strategies from veteran teachers to new teachers. The primary topic was how to build better communications skills and relationships with parents, and how to engage with parents in positive, proactive ways.
Teacher leaders were Anita Callaway (Daniel Ninth Grade Campus), Lori Harbuck (McCall Elementary), Anna Mazzei (McAnally Intermediate), Lendy Nicholson (Stuard Elementary), Michelle Phipps (Gifted & Talented teacher), Arlene Shelton (DNGC) and Valerie Watson (McAnally). READ MORE.

Varsity Team Tennis Receives All-District Honors
Twelve Aledo Varsity Team Tennis players have received All-District 8-5A honors following the 2014 fall season. Coach Karl Richter was also named Coach of the Year. John Michael Barron was District 8-5A MVP Boy, and Nikki Adamie was named District 8-5A MVP Girl. Freshman Boy of the Year was Alec Meendsen.

First Team All-District: Noah Shibley - Boys #3 Singles, Hayden Posey - Boys #4 Singles, Brian Young - Boys #5 Singles, Ridge Stringer - Boys #6 Singles, Nikki Adamie - Girls #1 Singles, Mallory Clay - Girls #4 Singles, Sarah Hadley Duncan – Girls #5 Singles, Kristen Boomer – Girls #6 Singles, John Michael Barron/Noah Shibley – Boys #1 Doubles, Hayden Posey/Alec Meendsen – Boys #2 Singles, Brian Young/Ridge Stringer – Boys #3 Doubles, Nikki Adamie/Sarah Goolsby - Girls #1 Doubles, Elizabeth Larson/Mallory Clay Girls #2 Doubles, Sarah Hadley Duncan/ Kristen Boomer – Girls #3 Doubles.

Second Team All-District: John Michael Barron – Boys #1 Singles, Alec Meendsen – Boys #2 Singles, Elizabeth Larson – Girls #2 Singles

AHS Band Student Sets New School Record!

AHS junior Noah Roper set a new record for an Aledo High School band student: he placed First Chair on Bass Trombone in the All State Jazz Band. Noah is the first Aledo High School student ever to make the All State Jazz Band. He achieved All State Concert Band his freshman and sophomore years on his other instrument – the euphonium.

After graduation in 2016, Noah is considering attending college at OSU or UNT where he would continue studies in music and performance.
Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment!

AISD Community Partners Present Thanksgiving Blessing to Aledo Children’s Advocats
The Aledo Children’s Advocats received a $500 check from Aledo ISD Community Partners to assist with the Advocats’ fall underwear drive for their Clothes Closet. Twice a year, the Aledo ISD Community Partners offer a donation to a deserving local charitable organization. The $500 presented here will enable the Advocats to purchase items needed by children and families in this community. More than 45 local businesses and organizations comprise the AISD Community Partners.
The Aledo Children’s Advocats is a nonprofit organization of women committed to raising charitable funds to help fulfill and aid unmet needs of children and their families in the Aledo area. Established in 2002, the AdvoCats have donated more than $500,000 to the community.

Pictured here are Advocats President-Elect Courtney Skillman, Advocats VP Jennifer Collins, Advocats President Karol Adrion, AISD Board Trustee Dr. David Tillman and Lisa Flowers, a Community Partner and president of the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce.
MOGO Gets Kids to Look into the Future
The Mobile Go Center from Tarrant County College is visiting campuses in Aledo ISD this week. It is currently being used with fourth-grade students who are studying a web-based program called “Reality Check,” which helps them to start thinking about what they might want to be when they grow up.
The mobile unit serves as a point of coordination for students, parents, counselors and institutions of higher education. It also provides access to important resources for college preparation and the admissions process. The 42-foot education resource center travels to schools, churches and community events to provide information about higher education.
MOGO was at Vandagriff and Coder elementaries earlier this week, and will be at McCall and Stuard elementaries Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day.

AHS Represents at State Cross Country Meet

Congratulations to Michael Meadows for his competitive race on Saturday at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. Michael qualified for the State Cross Country Meet last week in Lubbock by setting a new school record at Regionals with an impressive time of 15:52. He ran a 17:15 Saturday to finish in the middle of the pack of more than 140 runners from across the state. Coach Reid would like commend the team for a great season and is grateful for the support of all the parents, teachers, and staff.

Bearcat Regiment Completes Record-Breaking Season at BOA Super Regional
The Aledo High School Bearcat Regiment performed in its final marching contest of the season at the San Antonio Bands of America Super Regional on Nov. 1.  The event took place in the Alamodome with 64 bands participating over a span of two days. The Regiment won Class 2A (based on its high-school enrollment for grades 10-12) and swept all captions in Music, Marching and General Effect. This was the Regiment’s fourth time to win its class, and its second-highest score to date at the Bands of America Super Regional. Congrats to all the students, staff, and support staff for a record-breaking season!

Reserve the Bearcat Stadium for Your Playoff Games

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.

AHS Names Teacher of the Month

Sarah Myser was named September Teacher of the Month at Aledo High School. She has taught Geometry, PreAP PreCal and PreCal at the campus for the last two years. Principal Dan Peterson said, "Ms. Myser has been a wonderful addition to the AHS faculty in her years of service here!" Herff-Jones is the corporate sponsor for this new initiative.

Free Seminar on NCAA Eligibility Requirements for Athletes, Parents and Counselors
The Texas High School Coaches Association is offering a great opportunity in this area for our student-athletes, parents, counselors and coaches to receive some valuable information on the new 2016 NCAA Eligibility Requirements.
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. 

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

Here is where to find out how you can be a part of the Angel Project and help improve the lives of children in our community.
Marian Flinchbaugh Named Aledo ISD Jack Harvey Fellowship Nominee

Marian Flinchbaugh, a teacher at Coder Elementary School in the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities, has been named Aledo ISD’s Jack Harvey Fellowship Award nominee as part of the Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers. Sponsored by Weatherford College, the exemplary-teacher award recognizes teaching excellence among educators from the college’s partner schools.

Ms. Flinchbaugh has taught in Aledo since 2005. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Syracuse University in New York.

AISD Deputy Superintendent Lynn McKinney said, “Ms. Flinchbaugh amazes us with her ability to work with young children in the PPCD program. Her dedication to and advocacy for these children is the primary reason Aledo ISD is proud to have her represent the district as our Jack Harvey nominee.

Aledo ISD Education Foundation

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

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