Students Experience the Latin Culture
The DNG and AHS Spanish classes participated in Latin dance Wednesday, March 5th. Melissa Jeffries, professional dance instructor, came to teach Salsa at the DNG gym. The students learned basic steps and turns to the rhythm of Spanish music. They switched partners several times and enjoyed the experience of learning more about the Latin culture. What a great opportunity for students to experience and appreciate culture beyond the classroom!
Honored this year in the Aledo Community Lions Club Drug Awareness Poster Contest were three students from Aledo High School and two from McAnally Intermediate School. In division grades 10-12 were David Winters, first place; Wyatt Young, second place; and Ryan Heiss, third place. In division grades 5-6 were Tristan Tillman, first place; and London Kasper, second place. Gift cards in the amounts of $200, $100 and $50 were awarded to First, Second and Third place winners, respectively.
Pictured are Robert Carlson, Ryan Heiss, Wyatt Young, David Winters and AHS art teacher Gloria Andrews.
Pictured are Robert Carlson, London Kasper, Tristan Tillman and McAnally art teacher Donna Samuel.
The contest is sponsored by the Lions Clubs of District 2-E2, of which the Aledo Community Lions Club is one. It is held every year in January with the theme: "The Dangers and or Consequences in the Use of Drugs or Tobacco." A panel of three judges made its selections based on the quality, clarity and originality of the presentations. The organization also sponsors other student-related competitions each year.
Local club Vice President Robert Carlson said, “The entries were all quite impressive, and the topic gets kids thinking about important subject matters. This has been a continually successful endeavor with Aledo students.” Carlson is serves as Second Vice District Governor.
Aledo Middle School seventh-grader Kiara Sidney and eighth-grader Hunter Reynolds have been honored for their exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. AMS nominated Kiara and Hunter for national honors this fall in recognition of their volunteer service.
Kiara Sydney 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. Both students have shown an excellent example of service to others. At the end of the year awards ceremony, the students will both receive a certificate honoring their commitment to volunteer service and a letter signed by the President.
Congratulations to these deserving students!
The Orange Crush’s 2nd Annual Spring Show is Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m. in the AHS auditorium and is FREE of charge. Please come join them and support our Drill Team!
(article reprinted courtesy of The Community News)
Three Aledo High School students qualified for the state Visual Arts Scholastic Event. They were selected from among 2,300 entries at the regional VASE Feb. 15.
Aledo had 21 entries, and 20 achieved the highest score of four, or superior rating. Then those entries were judged again, and 10 percent were chosen to advance to state April 4-5 at Bryan High School.
Last year more than 24,000 entries competed in 25 regional contests, with almost 1,500 works advancing to state. Of those, 150 received the highest “Distinguished” rating.
Those advancing from Aledo HS include senior Caroline Mendenhall with A World Alone – Division 4; sophomore Haley Hall with Point of Apples – Division 2; and junior Kira Wilson with Polar Express – Division 1. Divisions are based on years of art credits.
The Varsity “Orange” girls golf team won the Mansfield Invitational played at Glen Garden Country Club on Wednesday. The team of Mary Katherine Ingram, Elizabeth Boll, Emily Barkell, Maddie Clemens, Annie Baldwin, and Sarah Price won the team tournament. Mary Katherine Ingram won the individual championship and Maddie Clemens had a Hole in One on the par 3, 14th hole. Great job, Ladycat golf!!!
This morning, former astronaut Mike Mullane greeted fourth-graders at Stuard Elementary School to talk about his 12 years with NASA. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. Mr. Mullane is a veteran of three space-shuttle missions, and has logged 356 hours in space, aboard the shuttles Discovery and Atlantis.
He told of his underprivileged upbringing and his overwhelming desire to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut. Through perseverance and hard work, Mr. Mullane made his dreams come true. Principal Ron Shelton said the students were enthralled with his stories!
Mr. Mullane also has written three books about his experiences and space adventures.
Pictured here is Astronaut Mike Mullane, grandfather of Stuard fourth-grader Meagan Wade.
1. Dalton Trimmer 86-69
2. Matt James 90-75
3. Clayton Rinehart 93-73
4. Logan Lambert 93-75
5. Steven Shurtz 91-79
1st Byron Nelson HS
2nd Aledo HS
3rd Frenship HS
AHS took the high school and middle school percussion ensembles to the North Texas Percussion Festival in Forney this past weekend. With 42 total ensembles at the entire competition, Aledo High School took First place in the Large Percussion Ensemble category and Second place in the Small Percussion Ensemble category. Aledo Middle School also received First and Second place in the Middle School Percussion Ensemble category. Director of Percussion Tanner Trigg said, “This is a tremendous achievement, and is truly a testament to the hard work and dedication of the kids involved!”
Aledo ISD schools will be closed for Spring Break March 10-14. Enjoy your break. See you back at school Monday, March 17.
Congratulations to the Aledo High School swimmers who competed last weekend at the State Meet in Austin. Freshman Jarrah Schlosberg and junior Meredith Schlosberg qualified in two events each. Jarrah finished 15th in the State in the 200-yard Individual Medley with at time of 2:17.18, and 16th in the 100-yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:10.0. Meredith was 16th Statewide in both the 100-yard Butterfly with a time 1:00.82, and the 100-yard Backstroke with a time 1:02.06. It was a good year for both of the swim teams with all except the freshmen qualifying for the Regional meet. Way to go, Swimcats!
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.