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District Announcements
Aledo ISD Phone App Available NOW!


We’ve added one last thing to your school supplies list. (Don’t worry, it’s free!) Download the official Aledo ISD app today to get the latest and greatest news happening NOW in Aledo ISD. 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. Go to the App Store on your smart phone to find the Aledo ISD phone app. Watch this video  to learn more!

Aledo ISD Board of Trustees Calls for November 2014 Bond Election To Build New Elementary and Intermediate Classrooms

The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted Monday, August 18, to hold a $61.5 million bond election to primarily address the District’s increasing student growth and need for additional elementary and intermediate classrooms. 
 
The District had a Fall 2013 enrollment of 4,872 students, which is expected to increase by more than 30% to 6,397 students by Fall 2018.
 
A group of 37 citizen volunteers and parents recently studied Aledo ISD’s facility needs, and recommended the current bond package to the school board.  READ MORE.
Football Season Tickets Ready for Pick Up

Season tickets and reserved parking passes are available for pick up beginning Aug. 25 in the reception area of the Aledo ISD Administration Building. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There are a limited number of seats and parking spaces still available.

Food Trucks Bring Fare to Aledo ISD Staff Development!
During professional development training for AISD teachers, getting away for lunch can be a bit time-intensive. So, this year the district lined up (literally) food trucks along the entrance street at Aledo High School to make dining options convenient and delicious. Gepetto Pizza served a variety of pizza, including vegan and gluten-free choices. Holy Frijole Mexican offered hot-off-the grill Mexican fare, and Big John’s Burgers dished up sliders, fries and fixings. Teachers and staffers took advantage of the easy opportunity for a quick bite before continuing afternoon training.
Back-to-School Bus Safety Awareness

AISD Director of Transportation Steve Bond said school bus transportation is the safest mode of transportation – there is no safer way to get students to or from school or extracurricular events than by school bus. He also noted that parents, students and other drivers need to know how to help bus drivers provide safe transportation.
 
Some of these tips are:
·       School bus drivers use their windshield, entrance door glass, driver’s window and most importantly their mirrors to maintain view of students while loading and unloading. It is important that students keep a safe distance away from the bus until the bus is securely stopped, and maintain a safe distance from the bus after exiting. The area just around the bus is known as “the danger zone.” It is important for students to maintain eye contact with the school bus driver in this zone. If you can see the driver, then the driver can see you.  READ MORE.

2014 Convocation: Making the Moments Count

Convocation 2014 kicked off the school year for teachers, staff and administrators. The theme for the event was “Making the Moments Count,” and Supt. Derek Citty encouraged educators to impact “Every Student, Every Day.” Guest speaker Dr. Michael Daggs addressed the audience with a challenge to be engaged, both mentally and psychologically, in the classroom. “The connection we share with students builds legacies, changing lives forever,” Daggs said. He inspired attendees to be 100-percent committed and to create magic with students. Dr. Citty closed the assembly poignantly with, “Remember how powerful you are.” View the convocation slideshow.

Ready for Some Bearcat Football!!

Grant Teaff Classic
Aledo Bearcats (Visiting Team) vs. Cedar Park Timberwolves (Home Team)
Friday, Aug. 29,
McLane Stadium at Baylor University
7:30 p.m.
Ticket Info: Pre-sell $10/$8; All Tickets at the Gate: $12
The district will pre-sell tickets as usual the week of the game (Wednesday at Administration Building, Thursday at AHS and Admin Building and Friday until lunch at AHS and Admin Building), or you may purchase tickets at the gate.
Accepted Passes: THSCA, District 8-AAAAA and 25-AAAAA
Parking is FREE.

New Administrators Join Bearcat Nation
Along with the sights, sounds, changes and traffic, the new school year for Aledo ISD also begins with new teachers and administrators districtwide. 

Joining the staff at Aledo High School is Assistant Principal Bill Tommaney. Dr. Tommaney has served as an AP at elementary, middle-school and high-school levels in the Houston area since 2005. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from TCU, and a Doctorate in Education Administration from Texas A&M University. AHS Principal Dan Peterson said, “We are excited to add Dr. Tommaney’s experience and talents to our administrative team at AHS. His past experience at the high-school level will allow him to influence our campus and have a positive impact with our students.”  READ MORE.

Pictured left to right are Bill Tommaney, Jennifer Hoover, Holly Elgin and David Sweeney.
AISD Wired Up about New Laptops
The AISD Technology department is equipping teachers and staff with 387 new laptops and 122 new desktops for the 2014-15 school year. The purchase was approved by the AISD board of directors during the summer, and the technology team is working diligently to have the new tools in place for the start of the school year.
 
“Some teachers and staff have had their former laptops for more than five years,” said Supt. Derek Citty. “In the world of technology, those are considered dinosaurs. The new laptops will enable our educators to work much more efficiently and productively.”  READ MORE.
 
 
AHS Sophomore Wins National Championship
Last month, Aledo FFA sophomore Cassady West won a National Championship in the Half-Arabian Trail Horse Event in Albuquerque. Cassady and her family traveled to Albuquerque for a week of preparation leading up to competing on her horse George. Cassady and George have worked together and have competed all over Region 9 this summer. She has an extremely supportive team of her parents, Laura and Todd West, and sister Conner West. Both Cassady and Conner work and train with Sterling and Melissa Barter Bradley of Sanger, Texas.
 
 Join us in welcoming the following educators to Aledo ISD!
 
Aledo High School: Greg Wright, AP World History; Dr. Bill Tommaney, assistant principal; Casey Johnston, Ag teacher; Rob Robbirds, Engineer and Robotics; and Chris Davidson, Spanish

Aledo Learning Center: Teana Coffman, Science

Daniel Ninth Grade Campus: Daniel Shedd, Algebra and PAP Geometry; Julia Rucker, Theatre Arts and Communication Applications; and Stephen Reves, English 1

Aledo Middle School: Front row: Angela Krall, 7th Math; Heidi McAllister, 7th Science; and Michelle Grubbs, 8th Science; Middle row: Stacy Clive, Speech Therapist; Alyssa Seay, Special Education; and Susan Waters, Diagnostician; Back row: Matti Kruse, 8th Math; Simon Bosch, Band; and Sheryl Bradford, Girls Coach/ELA & Social Studies

McAnally Intermediate School: Back row: Shanna Smith, 6th Social Studies; Kelly Daves, 5th Science; Gabi Barton, 5th & 6th ELA/Math Lab; Traci Costlow, 5th Social Studies; David Sweeney, Assistant Principal; Next row: Trisha Huffman, Counselor; Chase Lampley, 5th & 6th Art; Next row: Deanne Torres, 6th Math; Dena Wittrock, 5th Science; Courtney Johnson, Diagnostician; Holly Elgin, Assistant Principal; Next row: Shae Segovia, 5th & 6th Resource Math & Lang. Arts; Andrea Figueroa, 5th Math; and Kelsie Tinker, Special Education Aide

Coder Elementary: Top Row: Meagann Shaunfield, 1st-grade; Samantha Elder - Kindergarten, Cynthia Turner, 3rd-grade; Front Row: Amy Carpenter, Speech Pathologist, and Jennifer Hoover, Assistant Principal

McCall Elementary: Chelsea Cook, 1st grade; and Jennifer Owens, Diagnostician

Vandagriff Elementary: Kim McCluer, Resource/Content Mastery Teacher; David Sweeney, Assistant Principal; and Phillis Bunch, Music Teacher

Special Programs: Heather Tinker, Behavior Intervention Specialist; and Staci Strickland, Occupational Therapist.
  
New Menu Prices for 2014-15 School Year

Elementary - $2.40   
Intermediate - $2.50   
AMS - $2.70   
DNGC and AHS - $2.95
Reduced Lunch - $ .40; Reduced Breakfast - $ .30
Breakfast - $1.50; Adult Breakfast - $2.00; Adult Lunch - $3.35
 

For  more complete information and to pay online, go to Cafeteria Services.
Aledo ISD Kindergarten Teachers Align Scope and Sequence
Back-to-school means back to basics for Aledo ISD kindergarten teachers. Representatives from each of the district’s four elementary schools met to discuss the goals of the Scope and Sequence strategy used at all levels throughout the district. This particular session focused on learning new math curriculum. READ MORE.

Aledo ISD 2014 Professional Development Schedule

Aledo ISD welcomes back all staff Monday, August 18, beginning with the annual convocation ceremony at 8:00 a.m. in the AHS Auditorium. For all other Professional Development sessions throughout the week, staff members should check the attached schedule

 

Aledo ISD Requires Proof of Residency

New and returning students to Aledo ISD schools are REQUIRED to provide proof of residency to enroll or to pick up schedules. The best time to provide this information is during the schedule pickup time for secondary grades, or at Meet the Teacher times for elementary grades. Please include your child’s name, grade and campus on the proof of residency. As a convenience, you may email or fax it to your child’s campus. If you email/fax the documents, please include your child’s name in the subject line. The deadline for submitting proof of residency is Sept. 5. If not turned in by this date, students WILL be withdrawn from school.  Read more.
Teacher In-Service Information
If you're looking for more information on teacher orientation, and other staff news, click here.
New Traffic Pattern for McAnally Parents and Students

The 2014-15 school year brings many changes, and one of them is the new traffic pattern for dropping off and picking up students at McAnally Intermediate School. The map shows the highlighted changes in orange, where parent pick-up and drop-off entrance and exits will be on the north side of the school. Bus entrance and exit will be on the south side of the school. NO parking will be available on FM 5 in front of the school.  It will be extremely helpful for parents to familiarize themselves with the new route BEFORE the first day of school (Aug. 25) to ensure traffic flows as smoothly as possible.  

AISD Attendance Policy Changes

The AISD Student Handbook includes changes this year regarding student absences. The new handbook will be added to the AISD website when the school year begins. Meanwhile, here is a synopsis of the most relevant changes:
 
Reasons an absence shall be considered excused/absent: illness or death in the family of the child; quarantine of the child and family; weather or road conditions making travel dangerous; Aledo ISD Post-District UIL event; or college visit with older sibling.
 
Reasons, not limited to, an absence shall be considered unexcused/absent: shopping; personal; vacation; non-Aledo ISD-sponsored sports tournament and activities; car trouble; non-medical appointment; missed bus; or illness other than the immediate family.

Register Your Kids to Ride the Bus!

Aledo ISD parents are asked to register their children for transportation services by clicking on the link HERE.  If the district transported your children last year, and you want them to ride again this year, you will need to complete the survey. If you have already completed the survey, there is no need to do it again. Questions? Call 817-441-5141.  Thank you!
Aledo ISD Restructures Athletic Department
Aledo ISD is pleased to announce that a restructuring of the athletic department will occur for the 2014 school year. At his request, Coach Tim Buchanan will become the fulltime athletic director so he may focus on the entire athletic program of the District as it continues to grow. Coach Buchanan has served as the Aledo Athletic Director and Head Football Coach since 1993. During his career at Aledo High School, the District has won five state football championships, and Coach Buchanan has earned numerous coaching accolades. Read more.
2014-15 School Supply Lists

School Supplies for PreK-8th  

Click on your child's school below to view the list of supplies needed for the 2014-2015 school year. 

Coder Elementary
McCall Elementary
Stuard Elementary
Vandagriff Elementary
McAnally Intermediate
Aledo Middle School

More Features on New Aledo ISD Phone App

Want to pay for school lunches on your Smartphone? Would you like to have your child’s entire school faculty at your fingertips? Want to see the AISD Facebook and twitter feeds with a touch of a button? 

Now you can! Aledo ISD has created a brand new phone app with more-advanced computing capability – for both iPhones and Androids. Just go to your phone’s app store and search for Aledo ISD. Hit the “Open” button and the application will download.

You now have contacts and calendars for all the district’s schools, plus you can get top AISD news stories, important notifications and more. See sports highlights provided by MaxPreps, pay for school lunches, or email your child’s teacher. It’s all right there!

If you have the former AISD phone app, you’ll want to delete it because it is now inactive. Download the new Aledo ISD app today and stay up-to-the-minute with AISD news.

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 www.aledoef.org.

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