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District Announcements
Ladycats Hoops Club to BLUE OUT for Amber

The Ladycat Hoops Club will host a benefit game for Amber Weeks, daughter of Aledo ISD employee Pam Weeks, on Friday, Jan. 27. Amber is battling colon cancer. All proceeds will go directly to Amber and her family to help with medical expenses. Look for raffle items and other paraphernalia to purchase at the game. And wear BLUE to support Amber! See you at the game at 6 p.m. in the AHS gym!

AHS Counselors Simplify Registration for Students
Counselor Stacy Jones said registration for the 2017-18 school year has just been made easier for sophomore students. She and fellow counselors Annie Walker and Lesley Hamilton set up hallway kiosks this week and next so students can discuss classes individually, rather than being called out of class to go to the counselors’ offices. “We know our students are busy, and we want to take the least amount of time out of their school days as possible,” Jones said. “This idea makes it easy for them, and helps us meet our registration goals more quickly. We will continue with this concept for the next week or so.”
 
Pictured are Counselor Lesley Hamilton with Blaine Tatum, and Counselor Annie Walker with Will Klansek.
Once Upon A Mattress
2015-2016 School Report Cards from TEA
School Report Cards for the 2015-2016 school year for Aledo ISD campuses are in. Definitions are available in both English and Spanish. Find report cards for all AISD schools here.
AISD School Board Approves New Attendance Zones For School Year 2017-2018
After a series of board workshops and Town Hall meetings over the past several months, the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees voted this week to approve an elementary boundary plan for next school year. The district’s fifth elementary is set to open in August 2017, and attendance zones for elementary schools are officially approved for the 2017-2018 school year.
 
The passage of the May 2015 Bond Election made the fifth elementary possible. Superintendent Derek Citty said it became necessary for the district to expand the number of attendance zones to reduce pressure at the Coder, McCall, Stuard and Vandagriff elementary campuses.
 
Dr. Citty said AISD Administration and its Board of Trustees received significant input from parents and community members during the decision-making process. “It was helpful to hear their thoughts, concerns and suggestions as we worked to arrive at the best possible solution,” he said. Read more. See boundary map and five-year campus projections.
Three AHS Musicians and Two Choral Students Headed for State

Three Aledo High School band students qualified for the Texas Music Educators Association All State Band. They are junior Maddie Hardick (6-A flute), freshman Steve Haxel (5-A trumpet), and junior Abby Losos (5-A flute). Two AHS Choir students will also make the February trip to All State Choir. Cheers to Madison O’Brien (Soprano 1 in Mixed Choir) and Danielle Harrington (Soprano 2 in Treble Choir). Congratulations to all of these talented students.
 

Review of Texas Academic Performance Report at January AISD Board Meeting

A review of the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) will be given at the January Aledo ISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The 2015-2016 Aledo ISD assessment report includes a profile for staffing with regard to class size, graduation rates, SAT/ACT testing results and other indicators.

Following the AISD Board meeting, the Texas Academic Performance Report will be posted on this website under Assessment & Accountability by school name.

Titletown, TX Epilogue

"This is the story you could tell til the day you die."

http://www.star-telegram.com/…/titlet…/article126091654.html

AHS Art Student Wins $1,000 Scholarship

Congratulations to Kylie Upward on winning third place and a $1,000 scholarship in the Fort Worth Stock Show Art Show with her knitted sculpture, "Shirley needs a shearing!”

 

A-F Commmunication
January 6, 2017
 
In the 84th Texas Legislative Session, House Bill 2804 was passed and signed into law in spring 2015. This statute made significant changes to the state public school accountability system. A big part of these changes was the creation of an “A-F” rating label for both district and campus performance.

While these changes won’t be formally applied to districts or campuses until the 2017-18 school year, the law requires the Commissioner of Education submit a preliminary/draft report to the legislature by January 1, 2017. This report shows what each district and campus would have received for four of the five domains using data from the 2015-16 school year.
 
The formal 2018 ratings will be in the form of A-F letter grades assigned for each district and campus in five domains. Guidance on interpreting these domains is found on the pages which follow as well as the summary scores for Aledo ISD. In addition, a link to further information related to this new system is found here. READ MORE.




 
Aledo ISD Education Foundation Presents $183,000 in Teaching Grants

The Aledo Education Foundation Prize Posse distributed more than $183,000 today to teachers and students for innovative teaching grants! Thanks to the volunteers and board members of the AEF, this unprecedented amount of money allows the foundation to fund some amazing programs and projects in AISD.

Since the Aledo Education Foundation was founded in 2013, it has funded more than $600,000 in innovative teaching grants, and over $1 million in programs and projects that are typically not funded by traditional school finances. Read more. See more photos on the Aledo ISD Facebook page.

Hyperlink Shows Progress Updates for Aledo ISD Elementary No. 5
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!  
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.

"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


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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