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District Announcements
AdvoCats Angel Project Helps Provide a Merry Christmas to Area Children

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 angelproject@aledoadvocats.com to volunteer, sign-up to adopt an angel or donate. Read more.

AISD Superintendent Citty Reprises Board Meeting Highlights at First Brown-Bag Lunch

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.

AFCA Trophy on Display at Homecoming Game


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.

AHS Tennis Team District Champions!

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.

Aledo ISD Now Part of Campus Crimestoppers
Join Us in the Fight Against Crime


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, Oct. 4
6 – 8 p.m.
Bearcat Stadium


See YOU there.
AHS Graphics Team Scores with Golf Signs

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

Rigues Reelected to State Association Board

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.

AHS Standout Chuck Filiaga Honored by U.S. Army All-American Bowl

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 NBCREAD MORE.

AHS Homecoming Court 2016

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.
Friday Night Lights

Varsity Football Friday, Sept. 30
Homecoming

 
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

AHS Theatre Presents "Peter and the Starcatcher"

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!

Get Your Flu Shots Oct. 3-7

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.

AHS Jazz Band Sounds Off at Region and Area Competitions
The AHS Jazz Band boasts 11 All-Region Band students, with four advancing to Area competition. They are Tommio Porter, Parker Ferrell, Caitlin Nichols and Jake Green, who  have now submitted recordings for the All State Jazz Band. Watch for further results in November. Congratulations!

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.
 
AHS Drumline Rates Best Ensemble


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.
Bell Helicopter Awards AMS and AHS Robotics Teams

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.
AdvoCats Help & Hope Luncheon

Purchase tickets. For more information, contact Lindsey Edwards at membership@aledoadvocats.com or 817-966-0078.
AHS Choir Students Advance to Round 2

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!

Two Named National Merit Semifinalists at AHS

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.

AISD Transportation Director Named Master Official

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.
 
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.

Mr. Bond is pictured here with AISD Trustee Forrest Collins.
Notice from Superintendent Citty
Bearcat Nation,
 
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.
 
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know at dcitty@aledoisd.org.
 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.
 
Best regards,
 
Derek Citty
Superintendent
Aledo ISD
Bearcat Store – Home of the Official Bearcat Fan Apparel!
Football tickets are just one of the top sellers at Aledo ISD’s Bearcat Store. Located in the district administration building, the store is your “go-to” place for Bearcat-themed caps, bucket hats, shirts, emblems, jackets and more. Amy Slape, store coordinator, said some items sell out within a week of arrival, and new merchandise comes in each week. “You can also follow Bearcat Store on facebook READ MORE.
“Fall Back” as Daylight Saving Time Ends


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.

Aledo ISD Family Pass Offers Family Discounts to Athletic Events


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.

New Hyperlink Shows Progress of Aledo Elementary #5

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!

New Menus and Pricing for New School Year

NEW! ANNUAL MENU (printable version) is now available on AISD web page. Click on Cafeteria Services OR download the FREE NUTRICAFE MOBILE APP for menus and more!
 
NEW! You can also click on Cafeteria Services to find “Apply Online” and “Status Online” tabs to provide application assistance for free/reduced-price meals.
 
NEW! The IDEAL Meal option at AHS features premium ingredients. See pricing below.
 
“My School Bucks” lets you sign up and pay for school meals anytime, anywhere from your computer, or download MYSCHOOLBUCKS free mobile app. Get started today!
 
Elementary - $2.50       Intermediate - $2.60       AMS - $2.75
DNG - $3.00        AHS - $3.00 to $3.95 (Ideal Meal)
Reduced Lunch - $ .40    Reduced Breakfast - $ .30
Breakfast - $1.50    Adult Breakfast - $2.00    Adult Lunch - $3.60 

"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.

 
2016-17 Calendar Now Online


The calendar for school year 2016-17 is now available. Click on District Information at the top of this page and scroll down to access it, or you may also view it here in English or Spanish.

Weather Watch

The district may close schools because of bad weather or emergency conditions. When such conditions exist, the superintendent will make the official decision concerning the closing of the district’s facilities, and parents and employees will be notified through the ParentLink system. When it becomes necessary to open late, to release students early, or to cancel school, parents and district employees will be notified through the ParentLink system. In addition, information will be posted on the district’s Website and the following television and radio stations will be notified:


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