Bearcat Blast • August 4, 2023 • AledoISD.org
Join us! Bearcat Nation 101 on Saturday, August 5!
Aledo ISD will be hosting its annual Bearcat Nation 101 event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 5 in the Aledo High School cafeteria! This free community event is a great way to meet administrators and employees from departments throughout the district as well as find ways to get plugged in to the community, no matter what your child is passionate about! You'll have a chance to connect with fellow Bearcats and learn more about AISD schools, programs and community resources! You'll see first-hand how ALL IN we are in Aledo!
Come and go from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 5, 2023, in the Aledo High School cafeteria at 1000 Bailey Ranch Road. Enter through the main front doors of AHS that face Bailey Ranch Road.
Don't forget that Bailey Ranch Road is under construction and traffic only flows eastbound, so you'll have to access the AHS campus via Bankhead Highway. From Bankhead, turn onto southbound Champions Drive and take a right onto Bailey Ranch Road. Parking is directly in front of Aledo High School.
Get involved with Aledo ISD committees and volunteer opportunities!
Please find a way to get involved in our schools and district! There are several district committees where parent and community participation is vital. If you are interested in serving on any of the following committees, please complete this form and check the committees where you have an interest to serve. There are time commitments involved in each of these committees and your full participation is very important.
Please complete this interest form by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2023.
District Wide Effectiveness Improvement Committee (DWEIC): DWEIC is composed of staff, parents and community members who provide feedback and assist in communication of important district topics such as the instructional calendar, comprehensive needs assessment and expenditure of federal funds. This committee meets approximately 5 to 6 times each year, in the late afternoon after school hours, for approximately an hour.
School Health Advisory Council (SHAC): The purpose of the SHAC is to assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district’s health education instruction. The SHAC is composed of parents, staff and students representing district schools, and the committee meets approximately 5 times a year outside of school hours.
District Safety Team: This multidisciplinary group - made up of parents, administrators, teachers, community members and members of various law enforcement organizations, including the Aledo ISD Police Department - works together to provide insight and feedback to the district on safety planning and emergency operations planning. The District Safety Team meets 5-6 times per year outside of school hours.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Board: The primary purpose of the CTE Advisory Board is to serve as a resource and a connection to the workplace by providing advice and input on CTE programs for CTE teachers, administrators and students. The CTE Advisory Board meets 2-3 times per year at various times of the day.
Campus Advisory Committee: Campus advisory committees are made up of parents, staff, business and community representatives and their role is to review and provide input on the campus educational program, campus performance, campus improvement plan, staff development and budget. Campus advisory committees meet 2-6 times per year generally at the end of the school day.
Aledo ISD also has many volunteer opportunities and other ways to get involved with our campuses.
SilverCats: The SilverCats program is designed for community members who are 55 years and older. The program provides members an opportunity to learn more about the district, free admission to all home Aledo ISD events (excluding varsity football games) and the chance to become volunteers and mentors. Aledo ISD will host special SilverCats events during the school year providing members a chance to engage with staff and students. The District also stays connected with the SilverCats through special newsletters for members.
Connections Mentoring Program: The Connections Mentoring Program of Aledo ISD helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. The mentoring program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.
Volunteering in Aledo ISD: Each year, all volunteers must complete a Volunteer Background Check as well as safety training on each campus where they volunteer in order to begin volunteering. Each campus will communicate times, dates and places for their volunteer safety training soon.
Another great way to volunteer is through Aledo ISD's Strategic Partners: Aledo Children's AdvoCats, Aledo Education Foundation and Aledo PTO. Please visit their websites for more information on how you can get involved!
AISD Device Protection Plan
Aledo ISD is offering a Device Protection Plan for all 6th-12th graders who check out a district Chromebook. The plan is optional but highly recommended by Aledo ISD.
For just $25, you can get FULL COVERAGE for your child’s district-issued Chromebook. This includes unlimited breakage incidents as well as theft protection coverage. Please note that this is non-refundable and only applies to the current school year.
Please note that if you decline this coverage you will be responsible for the full cost of any repairs, theft or loss of the Chromebook, including:
Cost for broken screen - $100
Cost for theft, loss or intentional damage - $250
If you’re ready to purchase the Device Protection Plan for your student(s), please log in to the district’s InTouch website. Or click here for instructions for using InTouch and purchasing the Device Protection Plan.
📅 Coming up in Aledo ISD - Mark Your Calendars! ✅
Join us for Bearcat Nation 101 on August 5!
Mark your calendars for our annual event Bearcat Nation 101! This event, meant to welcome new and existing Bearcat families, help them connect with fellow Bearcats, and learn more about AISD schools, programs and community resources, is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 5, 2023 in the Aledo High School cafeteria.
At this come-and-go event, families can connect with their schools, buy Bearcats merchandise, and see what extracurricular and co-curricular activities the Aledo ISD offers as well as learn more about local nonprofit organizations that support the Aledo ISD and its students and families.
Meet the Ladycats Vollyeball Team August 5!
Meet the Ladycats volleyball team before they start the 2023 season! Join the team for autographs and an alumni game at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, in the Aledo High School gymnasium.
Meet the Band August 11!
Meet the Band 2023 will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 11, in the AHS main gym! This free event will have merchandise available. Special guests are the AMS and MMS bands.
Band Olympics will follow on the 9th grade turf field right after Meet the Band. Bring your own lawn chairs!
Meet the Bearcats August 12!
Meet the varsity football players, cheerleaders and dance team at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, at the AHS Indoor Facility. Come out early to watch the Aledo Bearcats kickoff their 2023 season with the traditional inter-squad scrimmages: 8 a.m. freshmen, 9 a.m. JV and 10 a.m. varsity.
Bearcat merchandise as well as food trucks will be on site.
Thank you 2023-2024 Bearcat Backers!
Aledo ISD and the Aledo Education Foundation are partnering once again for the Bearcat Backer program, and we'd love your support!
As our district is #GrowingGreatness through exceptional experiences that empower learners for life, we are committed to fostering relationships and partnerships with our outstanding businesses and organizations to help support our Bearcats. Your partnership provides a direct investment and benefit to our Bearcat students and staff.
If your business is interested in joining our Bearcat Backers program, please visit our Bearcat Backers webpage that includes sponsorship levels as well as a commitment form to fill out.
Thank you to our 2023-2024 Bearcat Backers!
Gold Level Sponsors
Silver Level Sponsors
Bronze Level Sponsors
Aaron Valencia, REALTOR - #AGAMEagent
Aeldo Pediatric Dentistry
Bryan Insurance Agency
Kinnear Child Psychology
Paradigm Wealth Management - Christopher Roberts
Reading Friends Aledo
Slade & Nash
Turquant Business Services