The Aledo Children’s AdvoCats Angel Project 2016 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. 438 children from over 185 families had a very Merry Christmas last year because of our generous community volunteers!
We would greatly appreciate your assistance with this year’s Angel Project. There are two ways to help: be a shopper, and adopt one or more children (child’s wish list is provided) or give a monetary donation to help where needed. Download a Shopper/Donation form here. Or visit our website at www.aledoadvocats.com/programs or contact Amanda delMas at email@example.com to volunteer, sign-up to adopt an angel or donate. Read more.
The first brown-bag luncheon of the year, held at Stuard Elementary, included a recap of the previous evening’s board discussion regarding Aledo ISD elementary No. 5. The schedule for determining attendance zones was also reviewed, along with long-term plans for the district.
Dr. Citty reiterated that the newest campus will open in August 2017. At that time, current fourth-graders will continue through their fifth-grade year at an elementary campus. This means McAnally Intermediate School will be a sixth-grade-only campus for school year 2017-18. In essence, next year Aledo ISD will go from four K-4th-grade campuses to five K-5th-grade campuses. Read more.
The AFCA National Championship Coaches Trophy will be on display at Bearcat Stadium Friday, Sept. 30, during the Aledo Bearcats vs. Saginaw Varsity Football game. It will be displayed near the stadium entry adjacent to the State monuments. Read more.
The Aledo High School Tennis Team defeated Chisholm Trail 16-3 to clinch the District 6-5A championship! This is the 11th consecutive district championship for AHS fall team tennis. In a nondistrict match last week, AHS swept Birdville High School 19-0. AHS will face Azle High School in the final district match of the fall season on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at home.
Pictured are Lance McClure and Tristan Trotter, and Allison Dale.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, Oct. 4
6 – 8 p.m.
See YOU there.
Special thanks to Aledo High School graphics team for designing and printing the golf signs for the 2016 East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Shot in the Dark Golf Tournament.
Bottom Row from left to right: Arlind Querimann, Hallie Purczinsky & Savannah Thomas; Middle Row left to right: Sarina Swoyer, Genesis Pina & Colton Bruce; Not pictured: Lucas Swart & Carlisle Ross
The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has reelected Bobby Rigues of Aledo ISD to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 11, position A. Since 2004, Rigues has served on the Aledo ISD school board, holding both president and vice-president positions. He is a 2009 Leadership TASB graduate and recipient of the 2010 LTASB Alumni Leadership Award. In 2011, Rigues was named the Texas School Public Relations Association’s Key Communicator. READ MORE.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance Selection Tour officially recognized offensive lineman Chuck Filiaga as a 2017 U.S. Army All-American. Aledo High School honored Chuck before his teammates, classmates, friends and family during an assembly at the school. By becoming an U.S. Army All-American, Chuck Filiaga joins an elite group. Players are chosen not only because they excel on the football field, but because they are both mentally and physically agile, and they are able to adapt to challenging situations, similar to U.S. Army Soldiers.
The 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance is Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at 12 p.m. CST on NBC. READ MORE.
Congratulations to these Aledo High School Homecoming Court nominees: Ellie Posey, Emma Haeussler and Kelsey Basler!See photos of the AHS Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally on the Aledo ISD Facebook page.
Varsity Football Friday, Sept. 30
Aledo Bearcats vs. Saginaw Rough Riders
7 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium
Pre-Sale Tickets: $6 Adult and $4 Student
Tickets at the Gate: $8
Accepted Passes: District 6-5A, THSCA
Mark your calendars now for AHS Theatre's fall production of "Peter and the Starcatcher!" Join us Sept. 28 and 29 at 7 p.m., or Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. See you there!
The Parker County Hospital District will be at Aledo ISD the week of Oct. 3-7 providing flu vaccine clinics:
Monday, Oct. 3
Aledo High School – 8 a.m.
Aledo Learning Center – immediately following AHS
Aledo Middle School – 8 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
McCall Elementary School – 7 a.m
Coder Elementary School – 7 a.m.
Don R. Daniel Ninth Grade Campus – 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Vandagriff Elementary School – 7 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6
Stuard Elementary School – 7 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 7
McAnally Intermediate School – 8 a.m.
Flu Shots will be given at no charge to students with completed forms. Here they are in English and Spanish. More information can be found here. NOTICE: The FluMist is not available in the United States this flu season. A full report can be found at www.cdc.gov. Questions? Call PCHD at 817-458-3254.
All-Region qualifiers are front row left to right: Parker Ferrell, Nick Chavez, Emma Hulce, Caitlin Nichols, Grant Goldberg, Tanner Legvold and Jake Green; back row left to right: Christian Gaffner, Beau Ballard, John Plunk, Travis Reddout, Preston Yeaman, Blaine Tatum and Tommio Porter.
The Aledo High School Drumline placed second in class 5A Advanced, and won the Best Snares and Best Front Ensemble captions at the HEB Drumline Contest. Congratulations!
Pictured left to right are Moriah Mallory, Alexa Parker, Grant Goldberg, Quade Parker, Brooke Byles and Elissa Tatum. Photo courtesy of HPH3 Photograhy.
Award checks totaling $4,000 were presented today to students and sponsors of the Aledo Middle School and Aledo High School Robotics teams. Both campuses received checks for $2,000. Bell Helicopter sponsored the area-wide Mission Possible Design Challenge last school year.
Chas Marsh, Chief Engineer for Design Tools, said Bell Helicopter is committed to supporting STEM education programs in area schools. “It makes me especially proud that the school district where my children attended won the design competition in 2015. We are happy to support Aledo ISD schools in their robotics efforts,” he said.
Pictured are back row left to right: Austin Avery, Joseph Reeb, Tate Shelton; Next row: AHS Sponsors Rob Robbirds and Julia Reynolds, and students Ethan Witkowski, Kevin Robb and Michael Rieser; Next: AMS Sponsor Kelly Harper and students Kylie Upward, Ben Oaks, Paige Klima and Hebah Goderya; Front: Bell Helicopter Chief Engineer for Design Tools Chas Marsh with AMS Sponsor Brooks Smith. All students are not pictured.
Eleven Aledo High School Choir students have qualified for Round 2 auditions in the TMEA All State Choir Auditions. All of these students worked extremely hard and ranked at the top of their sections. These students are Jacob Brown, Pierce Byrd, Lindsey Dover, Danielle Harrington, Avery Heacock, London Kasper, Camille Krieger, Madison O’Brien, Katelyn Rasnick, Dillon Savage and Chace Walton.
Congratulations and good luck at Round 2!
AHS seniors Brian McGee and Kevin Robb have achieved recognition as National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
McGee and Robb are two of approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship program who now have the opportunity to compete for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $33 million that will be offered next spring. These winners will be announced between April and July 2017. The scholarship recipients will join more than 323,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title. READ MORE.
The Texas Association for Pupil Transportation has awarded AISD Transportation Director Steve Bond with the highest level of professional certification – Certified Pupil Transportation Master Official. Bond attained the “Official” status in 2001, which was the highest level of achievement at the time. Once the Master level was created, Bond took additional classes to receive course credits to reach the Master Official level.
Mr. Bond is pictured here with AISD Trustee Forrest Collins.
TAPT Executive Secretary said, “The safety of Texas school children who ride yellow school buses to and from school each day depends on dedicated professionals like Mr. Bond. We appreciate the time and effort he expended to achieve this goal.” READ MORE.
I need to inform you of a concern the District is having with a company named B & G Innovations of Grand Prairie, TX. This company is soliciting advertising dollars for spirit merchandise using the Bearcat Logo. The District has been in touch with this company on two occasions and has directed them to cease-and-desist in using our logo without the District’s consent. There is no business relationship between Aledo ISD and B & G Innovations. We have, through legal counsel, directed them to cease making these representations.
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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, Nov. 5. Daylight savings time ends Sunday, Nov. 6.
Bearcat Store sells Family Passes for $50, which entitles an entire family admission to all Aledo ISD athletic events for the school year, with the exclusion of varsity football. Family passes are available at the store at the AISD Administration Building between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only one pass is available per family.
Now you can watch the phases of construction of Aledo ISD’s fifth elementary campus by clicking on 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 video will be available of the entire construction process to view in just a matter of a few minutes. Stay tuned!