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Ninth Grade Center Dedicated

August 22, 2010 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Numerous community members, students, parents and school officials attended the dedication ceremony for the new Aledo Ninth Grade Center Sunday, Aug. 22.At the closing of the ceremony, school board members and administration officials cut a symbolic ribbon opening the facility. Shown are (left to right) Assistant Superintendent for Special Programs Lynn McKinney, School Board member Johnny Campbell, Superintendent Don Daniel, Assistant Principal Tom Hall, School Board Members Jay Stringer and Steve Bartley, School Board President Joe Dearing, Principal Angela Tims, School Board Vice President Bobby J. Rigues and Deputy Superintendent for Instruction Marsha Miholovich.

AHS holds largest graduation ever

June 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News
Hunter Stockon walks across the stage at TCU's Daniel Meyer Coliseum to receive his diploma during commencement exercises tonight (Monday, June 7). More photos and coverage will be available in The Community News' June 11 issue.

Click on the photo above for our complete gallery of AHS graduation photos.

Aledo ISD nurse retires

June 3, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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Bearcats lose to Midlothian in playoffs...again

April 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

The Bearcats lost to Midlothian for the second consecutive year in soccer.

McCall sending money to Haiti

April 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Students raised money for Haiti and donated it to the American Red Cross.

Aledo musicians headed to state

March 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Cathy Chruscielski/The Community News
Vocalists Sydney Moxley and Savannah Beddingfield (standing) and pianist Caileen Tallant earned UIL Division I at the Solo and Ensemble contest at Crowley High School on Feb. 27.
Caileen performed Chopin's "Mazurka Opus 33 No.1."
Sydney sang "El Majo Discreto" by Granados and Savannah's song was "Nel Co Piu Non Mi Sento" by Paisiello.
The Aledo High School students are scheduled to compete at the State UIL contest in Austin May 29 -31.

McCall Student Council wins Sweepstakes

March 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News
The McCall Elementary Student Council attended their Texas Association of Student Councils Spring Retreat in Cedar Hill last month where they won the Sweepstakes Award for the second year in a row. This award is the top honor given by TASC each year. McCall’s young leaders were also elected to serve as a TASC District 3 Officer School for the 2010-2011 school year. They will hold the office of Corresponding Secretary. The sponsors for the group include Shannon Reynolds, Tanya Smith, LeeAnn Griffith and Laura Gloor. All four teachers are very proud of the commitment of these children and said they look forward to many more great leaders in the future.

Aledo Middle School choir students rate Division I

March 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News
Seven Aledo Middle School choir students received a Division I, Superior, rating on their solos at a UIL Solo & Ensemble Competition at Crowley High School. Two ensembles also received Division I ratings. Shown are (Front row from left) Lauren Roubicek, Kelsey Kovar, Cassidy DellaRocco, Nicole Patterson and Lauren Craine and (back row) Annie Ratcliff, Madelyn Robertson, Makenzi Zimmermann, Summer Richman, Katie Collard, and Mrs. Johnson.

Aledo ISD board of trustees approve budget-cut plan that will reduce teaching staff, adjust salaries

March 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Action saves academic, special programs across district

In a gut-wrenching, emotional decision, Aledo ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a plan Tuesday morning in a special meeting that lasted an hour and 15 minutes to help ease the budget for the 2010-11 school year that could possibly cut 15 teaching positions and reduce teaching salaries across the board by five percent, but will also save academic and special programs in the district.

The district – which has received a superior financial rating by independent auditors for the past 10 years – needed to make the reductions and adjustments due to a state-mandated cap on maintenance and operations budgets.

Trustees opted for the “Reduction in Force” option for two reasons: To save academic programs and lessen the reduction of teaching positions that could be cut.

The other option – called “financial exigency” – could have cut up to 56.25 teaching positions without the across-the-board salary scale adjustments (reduction) but would have also cut academic and special programs.

Snow forces Aledo ISD schools to close

February 11, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Randy Keck/The Community News: Jaycie Case and Olivia Dickey work on the midsection of a snowman during snowfall in Aledo.

Due to snow and possible ice with near-freezing and freezing temperatures, which will make roads hazardous, Aledo ISD announced at 5:50 a.m. this morning (Thursday, Feb. 11) that all campuses will be closed for the day.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, October 24

  • AHS at Burleson;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, Parent Night;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson J.H.;
    7B, 8C - 5:00;
    7C, 8B - 6:00;
    7A, 8A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

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