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Area teachers recognized by Junior Cotillion

March 19, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Teachers from across Parker County are  honored by the Junior Cotillion for leading by example.Teachers from across Parker County are honored by the Junior Cotillion for leading by example.Ten Parker County educators were honored last week for inspiring students with their exceptionally good manners.

“These special educators are among the very best, who treat the students of Parker County with respect and instill a love of learning,” Aledo’s Junior Cotillion director Sharon Pate said.

The teachers were given certificates and roses in an awards ceremony at the Junior Cotillion Grand Ball February 25 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.

“Teachers don’t get enough thank yous,” Pate told students and parents gathered at the event. “We would like to honor them.

These special teachers have been chosen by Junior Cotillion students to receive the ‘Best Mannered Teacher’ award.”

Students wrote essays about a teacher who they found to have the best manners and who always treated others with honor, dignity, and respect.

“We thank our students for taking the time to honor these special teachers who are good role models and show courtesy and respect to all students,” Pate said.

Junior Cotillion students, in sixth grade through eighth grade, meet monthly during the school year to learn etiquette and ballroom dancing.

The program is designed to build self-confidence, character and ethical behavior and is dedicated to making a positive impact on young people and helping them become tomorrow’s leaders.

Thursday is early dismissal day

December 5, 2011 by Randy Keck

Thursday, Dec. 8, is an early-release date for staff development for all Aledo ISD schools. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11 a.m., and secondary campuses will dismiss at noon. All Pre-K and PPCD program students will ride the bus to school for A.M. classes only and release at 11 a.m. Secondary classes (grades 6-12) will release at noon. Buses will run accordingly to accommodate these schedules.

Walker James Kindergarten Graduation

May 12, 2011 by Randy Keck

Vandagriff Elementary School held a very special kindergarten graduation ceremony specifically for Walker James, whose father, Devin, is going back to Afghanistan for another deployment. You can read more about it in the May 13 issue of The Community News. Here is a photo slide show of the event.

Breakfast with Champions

March 15, 2011 by Randy Keck

Aledo ISD athletes visited the four elementary school campuses on Thursday, March 10 for "Breakfast with Champions." Photos in the attached slideshow from Vandagriff Elementary School are courtesy of June Lancarte of the Aledo ISD.

Stacking up for a record

November 18, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Drew Dunson, a third-grader at Vandagriff Elementary School, goes for a cup stacking record during gym class. Students in each grade will be taking a shot at the world record throughout the day and try to beat the mark set in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Vandagriff annual Veterans Day Program

November 11, 2010 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Ashlee Brookshire recites a poem at the annual Veterans Day program at Vandagriff Elementary School. The featured speaker was Col. Ted Studdard. Click on the photo for more photos from the event.Randy Keck/The Community News: Ashlee Brookshire recites a poem at the annual Veterans Day program at Vandagriff Elementary School. The featured speaker was Col. Ted Studdard. Click on the photo for more photos from the event.

‘Cybersmart Week’ promotes online safety for children

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

Concerns about safety and student computer use are not new to parents or school districts. In an effort to increase the safety of our community, Aledo ISD will host a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice to address Internet Safety on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The presentation is in the Aledo High School Distance Learning Lab at 6 p.m.

This event is part of Aledo’s second annual “CyberSmart Week.” Each day during the week, Sept. 20-24, students will be given instruction on issues related to safe, ethical, and successful computer use. The nonprofit www.Cybersmart.org Web site will form the basis of this instruction. It provides grade-level appropriate information in five areas:

S - Safety and Security Online
M - Manners, Cyberbullying, and Ethics

Aledo ISD nurse retires

June 3, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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Teachers get pied for charity

April 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Vandagriff Elementary School students raised money for the Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser. As a reward, students got to pie their teachers.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 30

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at JV Northwest Tournament, Willow Springs, 8 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Joshua Loflin MS at Aledo 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.

  • Aledo Middle School at Joshua Loflin 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.

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

Wednesday, October 1

  • Aledo Middle School 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B at Brewer Meet, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

  • AHS JV at Granbury, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    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 at North Central Texas Academy, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3

  • Trinity Christian Academy at Fort Worth Hill School;
    JH, 5:00 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:00 p.m.
    *District Games

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

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

Saturday, October 4

  • AHS Varsity at Nike South Invitational, Bear Branch Sports Park, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381, 7:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Reunion Run, Joe Wheeler Park, Decatur, Texas 76234, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 6

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Granbury Invitational 36 holes, Pecan Plantation, 8 a.m.

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