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District Announcements
Parent Survey Responses Due June 1

Picture of survey example for district surveyParents, your feedback is a critical component in Aledo ISD’s continuous improvement cycle. Please take a few moments to complete the survey. If you did not receive an email from the district with a survey link, please click on the “Parent Survey” link along the left-hand side (orange links) of the Aledo ISD website.

The survey is available through June 1. If you have trouble accessing the survey or have any questions, please contact Deputy Superintendent Lynn McKinney via email, lmckinney@aledoisd.org, or by phone (817) 441-8327.

Four-Day Holiday This Week!

school holidays imageAledo ISD campuses and offices will be closed Friday, May 26, and Monday, May 29. Friday was originally designated as a bad-weather makeup day, and Monday commemorates Memorial Day in honor of all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Classes will resume Tuesday, May 30.

Put Bearcat Nation on the Map!

Whether your summer travel plans include a trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards or a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, take an Aledo flag with you for a photo op! We would like to show just how far the reach of Bearcat Nation is when our fans, friends and family take off for the summer.
 
Bearcat flags are on loan through the Aledo ISD Administration Building front office, so email aslape@aledoisd.org or call 817-441-8327 to reserve one for your vacation. When you get home, just bring the flag back for someone else to use. Then, email us a photo so we can track our Bearcats! We’ll connect the dots to see where our Bearcats spent the summer.
 
Safe and happy travels!

AHS Art Students’ Installation is for the Birds

birdfeeder imageMrs. Andrews’ Art I classes at AHS collaborated to create an environmentally conscious installation. Each bowl was designed and created by a different student, yet all are intended to work together as one piece of art. The bowls can be filled with water or birdseed to attract wildlife.  Mrs. Andrews’ students have been creating various installations of this nature since 2011. The influence for these installations comes from the British artist Paul Cummins whose most famous installation came in 2014. Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. He created more than 800,000 red poppies to represent those lost in the Great War. Aledo High School art students have learned about him, as well as environmental artist Richard Long as inspiration for their more modest installation. See more photos on the Aledo ISD Facebook page.

Oh What a Night at Aledo High!

senior awards night photo -- advocats scholarshipAHS seniors were honored at the 2017 Senior Academic Awards Program celebrating their academic achievements. The students in the AHS class of 2017 include 43 AP Scholars, 13 National Merit Commended Scholars and two National Merit Scholars. And to date, this class has been offered $20.3 million in scholarships.
 
Principal Dan Peterson said, “Congratulations, Class of 2017. This is a true testament to your hard work and dedication.”
 
Organizations that presented scholarships included Aledo Children’s AdvoCats, Aledo FFA Alumni Association & Ag Backers, the U.S. Air Force, Business Development Group of Aledo, AHS Athletics Booster Club, Aledo Ex-Student Association, Aledo PTO, Aledo Youth Football and Cheer Association, AHS Angler Club, Don R. Daniel Honorary Scholarship and Don R. Daniel Public Service Scholarship, Read more. See more photos on the Aledo ISD Facebook page.

Robot Innovation Award Presented to AHS Team

robotics teamThe Robotics team Circuit Breakers finished off their season last week at the Robotics UIL State meet, winning the Robot Innovation Award, which was one of only three judged awards at the meet. The AHS team competed in the combined 5A / 6A division against 26 other teams. This year has been record-shattering for both Aledo Robotics teams, with the club winning a combined nine awards this season alone, and having advanced to the highest level of competition statewide and nationally. 

The Robot Innovation Award is presented to the team that best demonstrates innovative, “out of the box” thinking through the implementation of an innovative solution to the game. The innovative element may be the robot as a whole or a specific robot component, and may be either a physical element or a software element such as a control algorithm.

AMS Career Fair Helps Bring Work World to Life

jeff jamison  photo Aledo Middle School students experienced the school’s first career fair, thanks to a grant from Aledo Education Foundation. More than 20 businesses, colleges and career leaders provided information for students about the world of work. Students visited with various representatives, completed information on high-school course endorsements and on college preferences.
 
CBS 11 Meteorologist Jeff Jamison was unable to attend the career fair, but he hosted students Olivia Caggiano and Emelia Gamez, along with AMS teachers Alicia Albin and Kristie Vandergriff, at the Fort Worth station last week. The journalism students interviewed him on his career in broadcast journalism, toured the studio, sat at the news desk where reporters deliver daily news, and worked the green screen that he uses reporting weather each day. Read more. See more photos on the Aledo ISD Facebook page. 

Aledo ISD May Board Meeting Highlights

Julie Turner swear in photoJulie Turner was sworn in as the new board trustee for Place 6, and Hoyt Harris was sworn in as returning board trustee for Place 7.
 
Daniel Ninth Grade Campus students presented their Hydroponics experiment while Principal Angi Tims gave an overview of the recent highly successrul STEAM carnival.
 
Art students Naila Wilson, Kiersten Hart, Molly Childs, Della Orr-Harter, Mason Summerhill, and Katherine Wood were recognized for their accomplishments in the 2017 State VASE competition and in the 2017 State Youth Art Month competition.

Read more. See more photos on the Aledo ISD Facebook page.

Top 10 Percent Banquet Recognizes Outstanding Students

photo of Kristy Vandergriff and Emma HaeusslerForty students were honored at a banquet for Aledo High School’s Top Ten-Percent of graduating seniors. Each student also selected a favorite teacher from their years in Aledo schools. It was an enjoyable evening for students, parents and teachers alike.
 
As they were individually recognized, the graduating seniors declared college majors including engineering (biomedical, computer, electrical, automotive, aerospace, and chemical), pre-med, pre-vet, neuroscience, computer science, music education and more. More than 80 percent are choosing to further their education in a scientific field.
 
Congratulations to these outstanding seniors: Nicole Adamie, Hannah Adrion, Randall Andringa, Kelsey Basler, Joanna Bastian, Alyssa Bobalik, Madison Brown, Brooke Byles, Cameron Caldwell, Shelby Cooper, Read more. See more photos on the Aledo ISD Facebook page.

Football Season Tickets on Sale!
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Early Release June 1

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Aledo ISD campuses have early release on June 1, the last day of school. Elementary campuses will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. and grades 5-12 will dismiss at 12:45 p.m. Buses will run accordingly. Happy a super summer!

Take Your Child to Work Day June 9

photo -- take sons and daughters to workThis year, Aledo ISD celebrates Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day on Friday, June 9, as approved by the AISD Board of Trustees at the April 18 board meeting. Workplaces all across America participate in this event annually as an educational opportunity for children to learn more about various careers. The school district opts to let students enjoy the day after the close of the school year so as not to miss a school day. We hope you will enjoy having your child(ren) with you on June 9.

School Supply Orders for 2017-'18
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Have You Signed up 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. Summer fun for all ages!

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!  
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"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

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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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