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To date, three community meetings have been set to discuss the May 9, 2015, School Bond Election. They are:

April 16, AHS Distance Learning Center, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
April 21, Stuard Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
April 28, McCall Cafeteria, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

More information coming soon! 
Kindergarten Roundup at All Aledo Elementary Schools
April 6-10 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Click here for information in both English and Spanish.
10th Annual Run Walk or Crawl for our Kids

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 11. It's the 10th Annual Run Walk or Crawl for our Kids!

This year we are excited to add a 10K route in addition to the 5K and Fun Run. We will have all the Finish Line Festivities as well! It is going to be a GREAT race!!

See attached brochure for more race details.
Here's the entry form.

Area Girls’ Soccer Playoffs
Aledo Ladycats vs. Birdville Lady Hawks
Site:                 Bearcat Stadium
Day/Date             Friday, April 3, 2015
Time:                   7:00 p.m.
Tickets:               $5/$3
Passes:              District 6-AAAAA and 8-AAAAA, THSCA, TGCA   
Digital Media Posters a Success!

AHS Digital Graphics students have just finished creating some wonderful posters for the Aledo High School community.  Technology Teacher Lisa Abbett said, "I am so proud of the great job they did creating customized poster designs for use in classrooms, hallways and all over Aledo High School."
The students were challenged with creating an original poster design for a teacher of their choice that reinforced a concept taught in the classroom, or listed classroom/lab rules. Some teachers requested a specific design for classroom use, or to prom
ote a club or organization. The students were required to work one-on-one with the teacher, and had to meet all teacher requirements for the poster. READ MORE.

Pictured are Aledo ISD CTE Coordinator Mary Smith with Lindsey Primo.
Calling All Cowtown Runners – Aledo Runner’s Club
You can still earn your Cowtown 5k Run/Walk medal by joining other registered Cowtown runners on the AHS track April 2 from 3-5 p.m. It may not be an actual race; more like a come-and-go event. Participants can come any time between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., and run/walk 12 laps on their own. Kids under 18 will receive their finishers’ medals when they have completed the laps. Cowtown is bringing their inflatable finish line, a water station and possibly snacks for student finishers! Come get your race on! 
AMS Winterguard Places Second!
Congratulations to the Cadets of Parker County. The Aledo Middle School Winterguard team placed Second at the NTCA Cadet Championships with a beautiful performance to bring home the silver medal for the season. Thank you girls for all of your hard work and dedication. We look forward to seeing you perform again next year!

Emily Hensley Wins Bobby Bragan Youth Scholarship
Aledo eighth-grade student Emily Hensley won a $2500 scholarship and eighth-grader Carson Ryall was a finalist in the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation competition for the 2014/2015 school year. The 2014/2015 winners and finalists will be recognized at the foundation’s annual Scholarship Celebration on Sunday, April 19, in Lone Star Auditorium (Maverick Activities Center) on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. READ MORE.

Daniel Ninth Student Places Third in Art Competition

Congratulations to Abby Sanders for her third-place finish in Art 1 with the Weatherford Art Association!

Aledo Rodeo Team Results

Kaelee Brown and Garrett Jones led the Aledo Rodeo Team in the Keller rodeo last weekend. Of 82 teams competing, Kaelee placed eighth in Rookie Cowgirl and 16th in Pole Bending. Garrett took sixth place in Bull Riding. Overall, the Aledo team claimed 42nd in the competition. Thanks to local sponsors Lazy J Ranch Wear, Fort Worth Screen Printing and Henry Management for their support. READ MORE.
Daughters of American Revolution Honor AHS Senior Elizabeth Larson

Elizabeth Larson received the DAR Good Citizenship Award at a luncheon Tuesday at the Weatherford chapter of DAR. Only one student per high school in Parker County can be nominated by teachers and/or counselors.
The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

She is pictured here with
DAR President Rebecca Peters and Chair of Citizenship award Margaret Daniel.

Purple Up! for Military Kids April 15

April is the month of the Military Child, providing an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of our youngest heroes, military children. Help us turn Aledo ISD PURPLE on April 15 as we Purple Up! for Military Kids! Wearing purple is a very visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Marine red, Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force blue. Be creative….the goal is for military youth to see they have our thanks and support!

AISD Bad-Weather Makeup Days

Aledo Independent School District has utilized two bad-weather days: Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 23-24. It additionally had one delayed-start day and one early-release day for weather-related conditions in February.
State law requires Texas school districts to make up two bad-weather days per school year. Aledo ISD has elected Friday, April 3, and Friday, June 5, as the two makeup days for the 2014-15 school year. The District will request waivers for any additional days needed.

2015-2018 District Strategic Plan Process Underway
A March 17 kickoff meeting established draft goals and a process for developing the 2015-2018 AISD Strategic Plan. The planning committee of approximately 90 includes parents, business leaders, teachers, AISD administrators and auxiliary staff, as well as several citizens without children in Aledo schools.
The District Strategic Plan is developed by stakeholders every three years to re-evaluate district priorities as outlined by the Aledo ISD Plan on a Page. This plan contains the Board’s values and beliefs about the district; its motto, mission and vision statements; priorities and areas of focus. READ MORE.
Congratulations, Ladycat Golf, on your First-Place Spring Cup Win at Tangle Ridge!

On March 20-21, at Tangle Ridge Golf Club in Grand Prairie, the Ladycat Golf Team won the Spring Cup 2015. The team of Cheyenne Knight, Taylor Brookshire, Quincy Ballard, Mary Katherine Ingram and Elizabeth Boll won the tournament over Trinity Christian Addison and Southlake Carroll, among other top schools. Cheyenne Knight tied for individual honors, posting scores of 70-70, 4 under par, in some very rainy conditions. Great job, Ladycat Golf!!
Aledo Angler's Club News
It's bass tournament fishing season and Aledo Anglers' Club is on a roll! Our Club has participated in two tournaments this month and Aledo Anglers' Club has place 2nd in both. The March 7 tournament, organized by the Texas High School Bass Association, was at Lake Lewisville where boats were launched with snow still on the ground. Representing Aledo Anglers' Club were: Garret Cutler/Wyatt Young, Jack McAdams/Carson McCone, Sam Sponsler/Garret Pruett, Weston Hudspeth/Reid Smith, Austin Smith/Ryan Walker, and Brandon Dominguez. It was a tough bite for all -- out of 95 boats registered, only 18 boats weighed fish! READ MORE.

Ladycat Soccer District Champs!!
March 2015 Board Meeting Highlights

The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees recognized a variety of groups at its March meeting. Head football coach Steve Wood was honored as the recipient of the LaDainian Tomlinson 1st Down Club's Fort Worth Coach of the Year. Seniors from the football team were also on hand to represent their team's outstanding repeat as State Champions!

Four students representing the AHS choir received certificates, including Cassie Dale who made the All-State Choir. This is the first Aledo student to be a part of this elite group in 12 years, earning her the opportunity to sing with the top choir at the TMEA Convention in February. The students are Avery Heacock, Cole Walker, Tiffany Nichols and Cassie Dale, accompanied here by Choir Director Karen Paul.

Enjoying recognition as All-State Band members were Randye-Nicoel Harris, Celeste Larson, Noah Roper and Nicholas Losos. They are accompanied here by Assistant Band Director Jake Albin and Director of Bands Joey Paul. Randye-Nicoel is the second student in AHS history to achieve All-State Band status all four years in high school.

Members of the AHS Robotics team also presented their project to the board and audience, and were greeted by an enthusiastic round of applause. Pictured here are John Miller, Kevin Robb, Cole Forsythe, and Joe Barbeau.
Emily Hensley in Top 5 Region Spellers!

Congratulations to Aledo Middle School eighth-grader Emily Hensley who competed in the TCU regional spelling bee March 18. This year’s regional bee included 25 areas. Emily represented Parker County and made it to the Top 5 spellers in the region. Some of the words that she spelled correctly were “pitchblende” and “nougat.”  Way to go, Emily!

Third-Grade Coder Cats Make It Purrfectly Clear...
Mrs. Sadler, You Must Eat Green Eggs and Ham!  Oh, Dear…

Monday, March 2, Principal Amy Sadler bravely honored her promise to dress as the Cat in the Hat and eat green eggs and ham in front of a crowd of excited third-graders and their teachers. Mrs. Sadler’s breakfast was prepared for her by AHS Senior and Coder Volunteer, Coit Webster. In early fall, the third-grade team set a goal of reading 1,000 books by Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2. For her part, Mrs. Sadler agreed to dress as a Seuss character, eat a Seuss feast, and read a few Seuss books. By March 2, Coder third-graders had read an amazing 2,404 books! Way to go! Their next goal is to read 3,000 books by the end of May. See more photos on the AISD facebook page!

You Can Help McCall Readers Adopt FW Zoo Animals

At McCall Elementary, 28 third-grade students joined their Counselor, Mrs. Reynolds, during the month of February for a fun book group to read The One and Only Ivan together. To show how their passion about helping others makes a difference like it did in the book, they are now planning to raise money to adopt an elephant and a gorilla at the Fort Worth Zoo. Please contact Mrs. Reynolds at McCall Elementary if you would like to help this group with their adoption efforts!
Save the Date -- Aledo Advocats Run, Walk, or Crawl

The 10th Annual Aledo Children's Advocats Run, Walk, or Crawl for our Kids is April 11, 2015.  Mark your calendars now! Registration opens in February.

Mark your Calendar for AHS 2015 Graduation

Graduation 2015 is June 7, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. It will be at Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1110 W. Debbie Lane in Mansfield. Each student will receive 12 tickets for their family and friends to attend that evening. The ceremony will be streamed on the web for those guests that will be out of town or unable to make the event.

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