Aledo ISD School News
The Aledo Homecoming Parade begins at 6 p.m. today (Monday, Sept. 30) at Buchanan Drive on the eastern portion of the AHS campus. There will be an announcer available in the horseshoe area in front of the AHS gym. For a higher-resolution map, click the link below.
Aledo Bearcat season tickets and reserved parking passes will be available for pick up beginning Aug. 26 in the Bearcat Store. There are a limited number of seats and parking spaces still available. Store hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The notice in the July 26 issue of The Community News that free schools supplies are available was incorrect. The ALEDO PTO is offering appropriate school supply packets for various grade levels for a fee. For more information, visit your child’s school office, visit http://aledo.schoolfusion.us for an order form or download from www.community-news.com. Deadline to order school supplies is Aug. 1. We regret the error.
The Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2013-2014 school year will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 8-12. Documents needed for registration are proof of residency (i.e., electric bill, lease agreement), a birth certificate, a Social Security card and current immunization records. Forms in English and Spanish will be available on the Aledo ISD website.
Dear Parents and Community Members:
The tragic events of last week in Newtown, Conn., have shocked and saddened all Americans, understandably causing deep concern and reflection about school safety.
As parents and educators in this community, we share the responsibility for the safety and well-being of our precious children. I hope this letter serves to inform you about safety in our schools, as well as how you can help us all work together to create the best environment possible. Our first priority will always be the security of our students.
Aledo ISD follows a host of safety procedures; it is a never-ending vigil for us. Even before the events of last week, the district had started the process of updating our emergency procedures and preparedness. We employ four fulltime police officers who are deployed throughout the district at all times. We have multiple staff members who have received training in emergency preparedness. We have more than 300 surveillance cameras across the district covering every facility. We utilize security audits at every campus throughout the year. We thoroughly investigate tips we receive that may affect safety at school.
It takes all of us working together to make our schools safe. I am asking for your help in our quest to make our schools as safe as possible. Here are some ways we can work together:
· Remind your children to let adults know of anything they may hear at school that may affect the safety of others.
15 area bands, Bearcat Regiment and UTA band to perform
The seventh annual Unleash the Sound Marching Festival hosted by Aledo High School’s Bearcat Regiment will be this Saturday, Oct. 13 at Aledo Bearcat Stadium.
Fifteen area high school bands ranging from 3A to 5A will perform their contest shows for a distinguished judging panel and spectators. This marching festival provides participating bands an opportunity to perform in front of judges and receive critique which will help prepare the bands for UIL competition scheduled for Oct 20 at Burleson High School.
Division ratings will be awarded based on the following criteria: music (54 percent), marching (36 percent), percussion (5 percent) and color guard (5 percent).
The top ten bands will advance to the finals and will perform again that evening. While the judges decide the final scores of the preliminary competition, the audience will enjoy an exhibition performance by the Bearcat Regiment. After the Finals the renowned UTA Maverick Marching Band will perform.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three bands and caption awards will be given to the outstanding color guard, outstanding drum majors, outstanding percussion, outstanding music performance, outstanding marching performance and outstanding general effect.
Tryout practice for the new Aledo High School Dance/Drill Team will be held at the Aledo High School practice gym. The time will be used to teach girls who are entering grades 9-12 the tryout routine. Practice sessions will be
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 22
Students trying out for the club will receive an audition application on June 21 which will have to be turned in at the final tryout on June 25.
For more information, email Hope Tuel at firstname.lastname@example.org or or Julie Hall at email@example.com.
Tryouts will be held at Don Daniel Freshman Campus from 5-8 p.m. Monday, June 25.
Various campuses in the Aledo Independent School District will release early May 31 and June 1.
On Thursday, May 31, grades 6-12 will dismiss at noon
On Friday, June 1, elementary schools dismiss at 11 a.m. Grades 6-12 will dismiss at noon.
Buses will run accordingly to accommodate these schedules.
Representatives from Walsh Ranch, TxDOT and the City of Fort Worth were on hand to answer questions about construction set to begin next year on a $13.9 million road project at a Thursday night meeting in Aledo.
The project will open up the Walsh Ranch, where developers are already grading and preparing for infrastructure and bridges, with a new overpass and upgraded frontage road from I-30.
Construction on the overpass is expected to run from Spring 2013 to Spring 2014, at which point the first houses in the initial residential development of 124 lots will start to go up.
For more on this story, look for the May 25 issue of The Community News.
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Michelle Yates received the 2012 Marva Collins Teaching Excellence Award presented at Aledo High School Auditorium Monday night. More on the awards can be found in the May 11 issue of The Community News.
Click on the picture above for a gallery from the event.