Aledo Middle School seventh-grader Kiara Sidney and eighth-grader Hunter Reynolds were named the Volunteers of the Year in the 2014 Prudential Spirit Awards program. In addition, seventh- grader Nadine Ragnes and eighth-grader Rebecca Tague received Certificates of Merit for their volunteer community service.
All applications submitted were judged by the Aledo Middle School counselors according to the initiative, effort, impact, and personal growth described by the student. Kiara Sidney was selected because of her work fostering dogs for the organization Paws and Claws Volunteer Rescue Group. Hunter Reynolds was selected for his leadership as a Den Chief with the Cub Scouts. READ MORE.
Pictured with AMS Principal Cheryl Jones are (left to right) Nadine Ragnes, Kiara Sidney, Hunter Reynolds, and Rebecca Tague, and AMS Counselor Sarah Campell.
The Aledo Middle School and the Aledo High School will have their annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Aledo High School Auditorium. The Choir boosters will be selling popcorn, candy, water and Bearcat discount cards. The Bearcat cards are $10, which includes discounts for Big Burger, Sonic, McDonalds, Mr. Jims, Domino's, Busy Berri Yogurt, Subway, Taco Casa, Arby's, Chili's, Coffee Reata, Maria Bonita Mexican Cocina and BOO-Rays. Please support the Aledo Choir by purchasing a Bearcat Discount Card. Hope to see you at the Christmas Choir Concert. Happy Holidays!
Class AAAA Division II State Semi-Final Football Playoff
Aledo Bearcats (visitor) vs. Ennis Lions (home)
Saturday, Dec. 14
Midlothian Multi-purpose Stadium
US-287 & S 14th St.
Midlothian, Texas 76065
Pre-Sale Tickets: $8/$4; All Tickets at the Gate: $10
Link to Stadium and Directions: http://www.texasbob.com/stadium/stadium.php?id=1044
The Bearcats really appreciate everyone who made the drive to Waxahachie Monday night in the ice and cold!!!
See you Saturday! Go, Bearcats!!!
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, 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: KXAS, Channel 5 http://www.kxas.com and WFAA, Channel 8 http://www.wfaa.com.
AISD Superintendent Derek Citty said, “Ms. Adams has been an exceptional assistant principal for the Stuard campus for several years now. She is prepared in a variety of ways. She is poised, well versed in all matters curriculum, has a deep understanding of employee morale and school climate, is student-centered and is customer-service oriented toward the community. The relationships she has with students, staff and community have been a wonderful thing for me to observe in my short time in Aledo. I have great confidence that she will do a fantastic job leading the campus into the future.” Read more.
AHS creative photographers earned seven awards at the recent 2013 Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall Contest. Three judges spent eight hours judging 5,287 entries from 72 schools. The entries came from schools across Texas, Kansas and California.
Aledo High School winners were as follows: Advanced Fashion: second place Jacob Prokell; Honorable Mention Leslie Richardson. Advanced Formal/Studio Portrait: third place Callie Mendenhall; Honorable Mention Leslie Richardson. Advanced Informal/Environmental Portrait: Honorable Mention Callie Mendenhall. Advanced Travel: second place Sarah Burger. Beginning/ Animal: Honorable Mention Erin Rae.
Our congratulations go out to the winners, and to all of the students and teachers that chose to enter this year. See more photographs.
AISD Director of Bands Joey Paul has been chosen as a nationally recognized Conn-Selmer VIP Candidate, and is one of only four candidates selected nationwide for this award. The honored acclaim is a tribute to Mr. Paul and his outstanding music program, and his exemplary contribution to Aledo High School.
According to Conn-Selmer, “it is due to the incredible dedication and commitment to excellence Joey Paul has shown in the area of music education that we would like to create a partnership that honors his achievements.”
Aledo ISD Superintendent Derek Citty said Paul has led the district’s band programs for more than 20 years. “Each year, the programs excel to new levels, students achieve state and national acclaim, and the community enjoys the rewards,” he said. “We couldn’t imagine a more deserving individual for this honor than Joey Paul.” READ MORE.
The Fort Worth Symphony orchestra performed two concerts at Aledo High School recently, to the delight of elementary audiences. Picture the Music was designed for third- and fourth-graders while Rhythms of the World! played to a fifth- and sixth-grade audience. Students were given curriculum-based activities and study packets to learn prior to the concerts, which made the music even more meaningful.
Local resident Kristen Hicks is a member of the FWSO Executive Committee. Through her persistent efforts, the orchestra made its inaugural visit to Aledo last year, and its second appearance this year. Sponsors for this concert included First Financial Bank, Mr. & Mrs. Clayton and Kristen Hicks, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen and Sally Bond, Mr. & Mrs. Charles and Nancy Connally, Mr. Evan Faris, Ms. Lillian Haile, Mr. & Mrs. Todd and Kristi Hefner, Mr. & Mrs. Sid and Janice Herren, Mr. & Mrs. Eric and Kikee Kupper, Mrs. Cynthia Neverdousky, Mr. & Mrs. Dan and Kathy Parris, Ms. Laura Scott, Mr. & Mrs. Clint and Linda Surratt, Mr. & Mrs. Rob and Valerie Watson, and Mr. & Mrs. Daniel and Linda Ziegler. Read more.
McCall's annual schoolwide service project benefits the Parker County Animal Shelter. It takes place Dec. 4-16 and the school will accept donations of food, treats, toys and used towels for dogs or cats. Help us make sure all the pets in need at the shelter are provided for this holiday season!
At the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, students explored the Brazos River Country exhibit, tracking the Brazos River from its source near Lubbock on to the Gulf of Mexico. Students investigated many animals living in the five ecological regions of Texas through which the Brazos River passes with a focus on each animal’s unique adaptations and ecological niche. Read more.
Mrs. Moore, Coder Elementary's amazingly talented secretary, created this precious snowman from seven months of used Volunteer ID badges. Happy Holidays!
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.
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.