Mark your calendar for Oct. 1, 2 and 4 for the AHS fall play - "Almost, Maine." Come support the high school theatre department and enjoy an evening of fun with these talented thespians!
According to Texas law, grades K-4 are required to have a 22:1 student/teacher ratio. For the 2014-15 school year, Aledo ISD has a total of three class-size waivers at this time. They are:
Stuard Elementary – 1 waiver
One in second grade where one class is at a 23:1 ratio; the other four second-grade classes are at a 22:1 ratio.
Vandagriff Elementary—2 waivers
Two in third grade where two classes are at a 23:1 ratio; the other two classes are at a 22:1 ratio.
In the 2013-14 school year, Aledo ISD had waivers in all elementary schools that involved 16 classrooms. The previous school year, three elementary schools had a total of six waivers. And in 2011-12, elementary schools had 14 waivers for classes exceeding the 22:1 ratio.
The AISD Board of Trustees approved the Maximum Class Size Exception Waiver, which will now be sent to the Texas Education Agency for approval.
Ashlee Melton and Peyton Pearce Bryan Sadler
“We have exceptional band students that spend countless hours perfecting their skills, and I am thrilled to see this group be recognized for their performance recording,” said AHS Principal Dan Peterson. “All of the administrators at AHS would like to congratulate the Wind Ensemble and their directors Joey Paul, Jake Albin and Tanner Trigg on this wonderful honor.” READ MORE.
Dr. Derek Citty, superintendent of Aledo ISD, will make presentations and answer questions about the upcoming Bond Referendum at two upcoming Town Hall meetings. These are:
1) Monday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus in the Distance Learning Center, and
2) Monday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the McAnally Intermediate School cafeteria.
The meetings provide Dr. Citty an opportunity to inform parents and members of the community about how the proposed $61.5 bond election will address the anticipated doubling of district enrollment within 10 years. Dr. Citty also will review short-term needs, including renovations at certain campuses and long-term solutions based on the timelime in place and the anticipated growth within the district. READ MORE.
The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees approved a revised calendar for the 2014-2015 school year at the Sept. 15, 2014, board meeting. The changes were few, and include the following:
- Jan. 19, 2015, previously was a districtwide holiday. The date is now a Staff Development day for teachers and a holiday for students.
- May 25, 2015, (Memorial Day) previously was a bad-weather makeup day. It is now a districtwide holiday. June 5, 2015, is now the date set aside for a bad-weather makeup day.
- The last day of school previously was June 3, 2015. It has been moved to Thursday, June 4, 2015.
The new calendar is available on this website under the tab “District Information.”
Join Dr. Derek Citty, Aledo ISD superintendent, as he visits each of the four elementary campuses in October for a Brown Bag Lunch. He will discuss the November bond election and the impact it will have on the future of Aledo ISD. All are invited to bring a lunch and join in!Stuard Elementary -- Oct. 9 -- 12 noon
Vandagriff Elementary -- Oct. 15 -- 12 noon
McCall Elementary -- Oct. 22 -- 12 noon
Coder Elementary -- Oct. 29 -- 12 noon
Aledo ISD will host the Parker County Hospital District during the week of October 7-10 for its annual Flu Shot Clinics. Clinics will begin at 7:30 a.m. at each respective campus, except those designated below. Parents can print consent forms, or find them at their child’s campus. Only children who have completed forms on the day of the Flu Shot Clinic can receive their flu shot without a parent present.
Tuesday Oct. 7:
7:30 a.m. Coder Elementary
7:30 a.m. McCall Elementary
Wednesday Oct. 8:
7:30 a.m. Aledo Middle School
7:30 a.m. Stuard Elementary
Thursday Oct. 9:
7:30 a.m. – Aledo High School
** Following the High School – Don Daniel Ninth Grade Center
*** Following DNGC – The Learning Center
7:30 a.m. – Vandagriff Elementary
Friday Oct. 10:
7:30 a.m. – McAnally Intermediate
Any parent wishing to be present with their child while he/she receives a flu shot needs to be at their child’s campus between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Clinics will close at each campus once all children with completed forms have received their shots. Questions? Please contact the Parker County Hospital District at 817-341-2520.
The Aledo Cross Country teams took 38 athletes to compete in last weeks’ Fort Worth Invitational at Trinity Park. With temperatures in the 60s and mostly a flat course, each athlete had a personal best time. The Varsity Girls were led by senior captain Treva Davis with a time of 20:45; freshmen Gracie Johnson with a time of 21:30; and Natalie Young with a time of 22:31. The Varsity Boys claimed 3rd place behind 6-A Grapevine and Dallas Jesuit. Leading the way for the Bearcats was sophomore Harrison Tillman in 9th place with a time of 15:58. Senior captain Colby Caldwell finished in 11th place with a time of 15:59, and Michael Meadows finished in 15th place with a time of 16:06.
The JV Girls finished in 5th place and were led by sophomores Kylie Upward with a time of 23:34, and Georgia McAdams with a time of 23:36. The JV Boys team claimed a respectable 4th place overall finish, and was led by sophomore Ethan Witkowski finishing in 15th place with a personal best time of 18:16.
This Saturday the teams travel to Westlake Park in Hickory Creek for the Marcus II Invitational.
There are still season tickets available for the 2014 Bearcat Football season.
Those who purchased season tickets can pick them up at the Administration building Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You may also pick them up at Will Call at the game Friday night.
In its very first year, the Aledo ISD Education Foundation donated $128,000 to teachers in the district for their creative and imaginative ideas. President Shawn Callaway said the foundation has grand plans for the 2014-15 school year.
“We are about to initiate the organization’s first Annual Campaign,” Callaway said. “Parents and businesses throughout the district and North Texas will receive letters with information about the foundation, how they can donate, and how the funds will be used. This year, we expect to have even more private dollars that will benefit staff, students and teachers of Aledo ISD.” READ MORE.
Homecoming 2014 Ex-Student Banquet
Aledo Middle School Bearcat Den (Cafeteria)
Sept. 27, 2014, beginning at 5 p.m.
Dinner Begins at 7 p.m. – $15 (includes $3 dues for graduates)
Contact Lillian Haile – 817-441-8862
The AHS Homecoming game is Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. – Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua Owls
As a part of the Aledo ISD strategic plan, the District strives to maintain a safe learning environment for all students.This year, the District has elected to take additional proactive measures to maintain a safe learning environment by phasing out peanuts and peanut-based products sold in our school cafeterias. However, students and staff will still be able to bring peanuts and peanut-based products in lunches brought from home.
On an ongoing basis, the District will continue to educate students and staff on safe practices with peanuts and peanut-based products. In addition, peanut-free eating spaces and peanut-free classrooms will be appropriately designated at each campus.
The peanuts and peanut-based products are expected to be phased out by the end of September. For questions or additional information, please contact Patti Willhite at 817-441-5142.
We’ve added one last thing to your school supplies list. (Don’t worry, it’s free!) Download the official Aledo ISD app today to get the latest and greatest news happening NOW in Aledo ISD. It provides access to your school’s directory, events, news, push notifications and much more! You’ll also be able to view your child’s attendance and grades. Go to the App Store on your smart phone to find the Aledo ISD phone app. Watch this video to learn more!
The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted Monday, August 18, to hold a $61.5 million bond election to primarily address the District’s increasing student growth and need for additional elementary and intermediate classrooms.
The District had a Fall 2013 enrollment of 4,872 students, which is expected to increase by more than 30% to 6,397 students by Fall 2018.
A group of 37 citizen volunteers and parents recently studied Aledo ISD’s facility needs, and recommended the current bond package to the school board. READ MORE.
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.