Photo courtesy of Gittings/Rick Bettinger photographer.
Congratulations to the Aledo Swim Team for advancing to Regionals. The girls’ team placed Second in District, and the entire team finished Fourth. Ten members of the swim team will attend the Regional prelims on Friday and the Finals on Saturday. Way to go, Bearcats!
The Winterguard season has opened with spectacular results for Varsity, who won First place at their first competition of the year. It was held Jan. 23 at Lamar High School. The Varsity Guard is in the highly competitive National A Classification. Their show, “Confession,” is a beautifully written show, set in a church with pews and a stained-glass window. The Varsity Guard will perform Feb. 6, at the WGI Dallas Regional competition at Thomas Coliseum in Fort Worth. The Guard’s Preliminary performance will be at 11:28 a.m., with a Finals performance later in the evening, depending on placement.
The J.V. Guard, pictured below, moved up this year READ MORE.
All four AISD elementary campuses sent their Student Council leaders to Sky Ranch recently for a great day of leadership training with District 3 Texas Association of Student Councils. More than 100 fourth-grade leaders represented Aledo ISD, and did an amazing job. Shannon Reynolds, McCall Counselor, will also be serving as the District Advisor for TASC District 3 for the 2016-17 school year, so more opportunities like Sky Ranch will be planned. We are very proud of our young leaders!
Congratulations to these Aledo High School athletes who signed with various universities to continue their athletic careers:
Larry Brown, Texas A&M Commerce, Football
John Michael Collins, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Football
Hunter Harris, University of Kansas, Football
Garrett Hyles, Colorado School of Mines, Football
Jack McAdams, Colorado School of Mines, Football
Matthew McCartney, Hardin-Simmons University, Football
Patrick Peek, University of New Mexico, Football
Cailey Bills, MidAmerican Christian University, Soccer
Haley Knesek, Lubbock Christian University, Soccer
Maddie Lozano, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Soccer
Kara Williams, Friends University, Soccer
Lane Vidaurri, North Carolina Sports University, Soccer
Hallie Smith, Centenary College of Louisiana, Softball
La’Kryshna Johnson, Navarro College, Softball
Jacob Ashkinos, Cisco College, Baseball
See photos on the Aledo ISD facebook page, courtesy Mandy McCarley.
Two K-9 officers from Dallas County Schools conducted searches for drugs, weapons and other contraband at Aledo High School and the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus this week.
Corporal Mark Ladusau with his partner Wyatt, and Officer Daniel Mach with his partner Cora, searched several classrooms, a band hall, locker rooms in the field house and a large parking lot.
Fred Collie, Chief of Aledo I.S.D’s Police Department, stated “although no drugs, weapons or contraband were located, random searches will continue in an effort to ensure the safety and security of Aledo I.S.D.’s students, faculty and staff.”
See more photos on the AISD facebook page.
The Aledo Varsity Tennis Team had a strong showing as they opened spring play at the Denton Guyer Wildcat Tournament. Nikki Adamie and Alec Meendsen took first place in the Mixed Doubles A Draw, winning a close final against Euless Trinity. Priscilla Schimming took second in Girls A Singles. Carley Siddons won the Girls B Singles. The team of Caitlyn Andrews and Allison Dale won the Girls B Doubles draw. Kale Clay won Boys B Singles consolation. The team is back in action on Feb. 12 at the Birdville High School Tournament. Good luck! (See more photos on the AISD facebook page.)
Congratulations to Brandon Raettig, who submitted his poster in the Lions Club Drug Awareness Poster Contest. Brandon brought home First place, which included a $100 gift card. Way to go Brandon!
Monday, Feb. 15, is a student holiday and staff development day. Classes will resume as normal on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Please join us as we announce our nonprofit status and share our vision – Working Together for All Students in Public Education
On Feb. 10, 2016, Make Education a Priority will announce its progression from a grassroots movement to a nonprofit organization, and outline a vision of advocacy for the benefit of all students in public education. This announcement will be at 1 p.m. in the Aledo ISD Administration Building at 1008 Bailey Ranch Road; Aledo, Texas 76008. READ MORE.
Congratulations to Mr. and Miss AHS Ben Lawley and Haylee Reed, and to all the other outstanding seniors who received accolades at this week's awards ceremony!
“Collaborative projects in Aledo ISD create students who are excited to learn and to lead the next generation,” said AEF President Tricia Haber. “Today’s students become tomorrow’s exceptional workforce.”
From left to right: McCall Teacher Emily Felker, Randy Clute (9th), Vincent Tome (4th), Avery Green (3rd), Connor Brown (4th), Kaden Callaway (3rd), Vance Tuin (3rd), Nate Ashabraner (4th) and DNGC Teacher Arlene Shelton.
The fourth cohort of the AISD Teacher Leader Academy convened last week to begin the new year with another group of district professionals. The overarching goal of the academy is to build leadership skills and improve professional practices among teachers. The initiative for this first gathering was to introduce additional goals of the program and to offer networking exercises for the group to get to know each other quickly.
Teacher leaders attending were Robin Bateman (AHS), Meri Bertram (AMS), Maria Brown (AMS), Erica Crowder (Coder), Emma Cyrocki (Vandagriff), Janie Hampton (AHS), Louisa McQuade (McAnally), Sarah Mendoza (AMS), Della Reed (McAnally), Carol Rodgers (Coder), Steven Smith (AHS), Cynthia Turner (Coder), Kari Ward (McAnally), and Carrie Young (McCall). READ MORE.
Brandon Dobransky, Austin Dobransky, Erin Weiss, Rebecca Tague and Gracie Pulliam
Individual winners were: Amanda Miller (First), Computer Apps; Daniel Chruscielski (First) Computer Science and (Third) Spelling; Grace Holt (First) Lit Crit; Isabella McConley (Third) Lit Crit; Kiersten Hart (Second) Headline Writing; Hannah Jackson (First) News Writing and (Third) Feature Writing; Kelly Marshall (Second) Persuasive Speaking; Drew Ingram (Second) Science and (Third) Social Studies: Perry Hurd (Third) Social Studies; Garrett Schmidt (First) Social Studies; Joe Barbeau (Third) Computer Science; and Brenna Young (Second) Lincoln Douglas Debate.
Students pictured are Kevin Robb, Marshall Klansek, Joe Barbeau, Joanna Bastian, Paige Klima, Isabella McConley, Victoria Neaumann, Daniel Chruscielski, Tanner Legvold, Cassie Dale, Kiersten Hart, Hannah Jackson, Jesse Graham, Grace Holt, and Amanda Miller.
Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:00 p.m.
TMEA 5A Honor Band Send-Off/Preview Concert at Weatherford High School Auditorium
Friday, Feb. 12, at 8:00 p.m.
TMEA 5A Honor Band State Concert at Lila Cockrell Auditorium/Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio at the TMEA Music Convention