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4/27/2017
- STEAM Carnival
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5/1/2017
- SHAC Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5/15/2017
5/26/2017
5/29/2017
 
District Announcements
UIL Softball Bi-District Playoff Series

softball logoAledo Ladycats vs. Denison Yellowjackets
 
Game 1 at Denison High School
4200 n. State Highway 91
Denison, TX 75020
Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m.
 
Game 2 at Aledo Ladycats Softball Field
Saturday, April 29, at 5 p.m.
 
Game 3 if needed, at Aledo Ladycats Softball Field
Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m.
 
Tickets: $5/$3; Passes:  THSCA, TGCA, Senior Citizen, UIL District 5 & 6 AAAAA Passes

And the winner is … Barbara Russell!

photo of Barbara RussellThe 2017 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. Aledo Learning Center teacher Barbara Russell 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:
Arlene Shelton: Faulk Company Award -- Secondary Teacher of the Year, presented by Tim Faulk
Keely Hulme: Hardick Family Award -- Intermediate/Middle School Teacher of the Year, presented by Matt Ducote  Read more. See more photos on the AISD Facebook page.

Coder Elementary “Mathletes” Compete in Pentathlon
Photo of coder students

For the first time ever, Coder students from kindergarten and first grade participated in a Math Pentathlon. This is a national math competition where students learn five higher-level, critical-thinking games. Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Roe coached students after school every Monday until their competition in late March. More than 300 competed in the Math Pentathlon. All 17 of Coder’s mathletes earned recognition for winning. Congratulations!
 

Kindergarteners: Max G., Brooks D., Grace G., Sanders K., Maycee P., Caleb C., Parker R. and Tai V.
First graders: Grayson M., Blake B., Zander G., Luka R., Bo B., Jacob B., Adrianne S., James B. and Eden A.
2017 STEAM Carnival April 27
STEAM Carnival flyer
E-cigs and Vaping Seminar for Parents and Students at AMS

Photo: E-cigE-cigarettes and “vaping” are becoming increasingly popular among teens. As this dangerous trend grows, it is imperative to stay current on how these devices are impacting our students. Marcene Weatherall will be at Aledo Middle School to provide valuable information for both parents and students. This presentation at Aledo Middle School is in the Bearcat Den on April 27 at 7 p.m.  Students and parents are highly encouraged to attend.

Aledo ISD Board of Trustees and General Election

Photo of The Aledo ISD Administration building is a host site for the May 6 Trustee election. Early voting is going on now, and ends Tuesday, May 2. Voting days are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for April 25 and 27. Hours are extended those days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
Election Day is Saturday, May 6. The Aledo ISD Administration building will be open for voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day. Here is complete information about additional voting sites, etc.

Aledo ISD Police Department Takes Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Photo: Drug disposal On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Aledo ISD Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in seven 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 FM 1187 S in Aledo. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps; only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked. Read more.

Aledo Bands Jazz Night -- Come Get Your Jazz On!
Photo: Aledo Jazz Dance poster
AHS Coach Named Coach of the 5A Girls All-Star Team

Caoch Bryan JohnsonCongratulations to Aledo High Head Girls Soccer Coach, Bryan Johnson, who has been selected by TASCO to represent Region I as the Coach of the 5A Girls All-Star Team. The 5A Girls All-Star Game will be played May 20, in Belton, Texas, on the campus of Mary Hardin Baylor University. 
 
Stats for Coach Johnson include: Career Record: 187-60-19; Aledo Record Girls: 87-27-11; Head coaching career for 11 years, making playoffs every time; Four-time Region Coach of the Year; Nine-time District Champion, selected District Coach of the Year; Three-time Region Semifinal appearance; 2017 5A State Runner-Up
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ALC Students See College Life Firsthand

ALC visits WC photoAledo Learning Center students visited Weatherford College recently for an educational presentation on the admissions process, and information on various degrees and certification. Students toured the Student Services building, which includes the financial aid office, student support services, and workforce and continuing-education offices. Completing the tour was lunch in the Coyote Café where students were able to experience what college life feels like firsthand. Everyone enjoyed the visit and students expressed interest in attending the college. This is the second year for Weatherford College to host Aledo Learning Center students for campus tours. See more photos on the Aledo ISD Facebook page.

Last AISD Brown Bag Lunch May 9


Aledo ISD will host its last Brown Bag Lunch of the school year with Superintendent Citty Tuesday, May 9, at McCall Elementary at noon. Hope you can be there!

Aledo Bands Rate All-Around Superiors
AHS band photo 
All three AHS bands received Superior ratings in both Concert and Sight Reading at this week’s UIL competition. Special thanks to Joey Paul, Jake Albin, Olivia Ramirez, Joshua Allen Davis and Emily Rivers for their hard work and dedication to the program. Congratulations also to McAnally Intermediate Band Director Michael Robinson, and AMS directors Joey Qualls and Simon Bosch for their accomplishments on their bands’ Superior ratings. All five bands competed at UIL and ALL BANDS were ranked as SUPERIOR. Director Jake Albin said, “This is both incredible and humbling to be a part of this team. We also have to thank our parents and private-lesson staff for their constant support and advice. Thanks, too, to our mentor, Jolette Wine. Her constant advice and guidance helps shape and mold this program. What an amazing year for Aledo ISD!” See more photos on the AISD Facebook page.
UIL Academics on to State

UIL student to state photoCheyenne Mahana placed second in Computer Applications at the Regional UIL Academic contest in Lubbock, and will now compete in the State competition in Austin this week. Congratulations, Cheyenne!

April Board Meeting Highlights
Aledo Middle School journalism students and their teacher Kristie Vandergriff presented the “Gallery of Excellence” award the team received for the publication of the 2016-2017 AMS yearbook. The Excellence award is given by Walsworth Yearbooks. The AMS book will be included in the company’s online gallery, which features superior examples of coverage, design, photography and copy. President Don Walsworth said, “The induction of your yearbook in the Gallery of Excellence honors your staff’s exceptional work and dedication to excellence.” Read more.
AMS Yearbook photo

Brenna Young and Robert Myers also received accolades at the meeting for their achievements at the 2017 UIL State Policy Debate Competition. They are shown here with AISD Trustee Bobby Rigues and Debate Coach Robin Bateman.
Policy debate team
Three from AHS Named to 5A Girls State All-Tournament Team

Photo Soccer girlsWhile the State Championship title remained elusive for the Aledo High School girls’ soccer team, having lost by a score of 5-3 against Highland Park, AHS still had three players named to the 5A State All-Tournament team. Congratulations to Peyton Laughley - Senior – Forward; Cameron Huddleston - Senior – Midfielder; and Cheney Huddleston - Freshman – Midfielder.

Photo courtesy The Community News

Aledo AdvoCats Run, Walk or Crawl
Run, Walk or Crawl logo

12TH Annual Aledo AdvoCats Run, Walk or Crawl
Bearcat Stadium, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 8 a.m.

Read more and register! Sponsorships available too!
Aledo Colorguard Auditions April 24-25
photo: colorguard auditions flyer
Save the Date -- AHS Theatre Production May 12
charlie lbrown theatre poster
March Substitute of the Month

Photo: March sub of the month
Farah Chaudhry has been named the Substitute of the month for March 2017. Farah has been a substitute with the District since September 2016. We are very grateful to Farah, and to all of our substitutes, who do an amazing job for us.

Instructional Materials Under Consideration for Adoption
To review the instructional materials under consideration for adoption for the 2017-2018 school year, please click here
Aledo ISD Names Principal for Walsh Elementary

Walsh Principal Sheri CollThe Aledo ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Mrs. Sheri Coll as the new principal for Mary D. & F. Howard Walsh Elementary School, which opens in August 2017.
 
Mrs. Coll began her teaching career in Tucson, Ariz., where she taught kindergarten. She then moved to the Douglas County School District, near Denver, where she taught third, fourth and fifth grades. Mrs. Coll was promoted to elementary- and then middle-school assistant principal in the Douglas County District, where she served in these roles for six years. She spent the last six years as the principal at Summit View Elementary School where she and her team created a successful 21st Century Innovative School that has ranked in the top 10-percent in state test scores. A very recent accolade/honor is that Summit View Elementary School was named a 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award recipient. Read more.

Signups Starting for Summer Camps

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If you’re looking for exciting opportunities for your kids this summer, check out the Summer Camps tab on the left-hand side this website. Several camps are already listed, and there are more to come. Stay tuned for summer fun!

Hyperlink Shows Progress Updates for Walsh Elementary
Watch the phases of construction of Aledo ISD’s fifth elementary campus at this hyperlink. A time-lapse camera at the site is on loan to the district. It takes a high-level photo every eight minutes and adds it to the collection. Viewers can access specific dates and times to see activity. Eventually, once the school is completed, a comprehensive timeline will be available of the entire construction process to view in just a matter of a few minutes. Stay tuned!  
Image of Walsh Elementary under construction
"Check Acceptance Policy"
Aledo ISD has established the following policy for accepting checks and collecting bad checks: For a check to be an acceptable form of payment, it must include your current, full and accurate name, and address and telephone number. When paying by check, you authorize the recovery of unpaid checks and the recovery of the state-allowed fee by means of electronic re-presentment. For assistance, please contact Paytek at 866-399-4101.
Aledo ISD Weather Alerts and School Closings

snowflake for bad weather days
Official announcements regarding Aledo ISD school closings during inclement weather will be made on KXAS Channel 5 and WFAA Channel 8. When the situation permits, the district will also post closings to the district's website, Facebook page and Twitter (@aisdbearcats).

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