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JUNE 24 | 2021

Argyle Eagles Soaring to Success!

Argyle High School = UIL Lone Star Cup Champions!

Following the final scoring update by the UIL, Argyle High School has won the Class 4A Lone Star Cup Award for the 2020-2021 school year!


Argyle High School produced 148 points to capture first place. It was the most points scored by any school in any classification. Canyon finished second with 108.5 points and Boerne had 94 points.


"To win the Lone Star Cup in any year is a tremendous accomplishment for our students, coaches, and sponsors," Argyle High School Principal John King said. "But to win the Lone Star Cup in a COVID year that presented so many challenges is absolutely amazing. I am so proud of our entire school district because let's face it...it takes all of us working together to continue to have the success we have had in our academics, athletics, and fine arts."


This also marked Argyle's 11th Lone Star Cup victory, including nine consecutive. The award was suspended last year due to COVID-19 when UIL activities were canceled during the spring semester.


The UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded to the most successful schools in each classification for their performance in academics, athletics and fine arts. Points are awarded in Team Tennis, Cross Country, Marching Band, Volleyball, Robotics BEST, Football, Congress, Spirit, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Mariachi, Film, Basketball, Robotics FIRST, Soccer, Academics, One-Act Play, Theatrical Design, Track & Field, Golf, Tennis, Softball and Baseball.


This year, Argyle won state team championships in Football, Marching Band, Boys' Basketball and Boys' & Girls Golf. Argyle also earned state team runner-up in Academics and Spirit.


Each winning school also receives a $1,000 scholarship.

Welcome, New Eagles!

This week, Argyle ISD welcomed several new Eagle employees! New teachers, coaches and staff went through the onboarding process in the human resources department as part of the next steps in becoming an Eagle. Argyle ISD will host its New Eagle Academy for all new teachers July 29-August 3. Here are a few of the new faces in Argyle ISD!

ALUMNI WATCH: Former Eagle Featured In New Football Movie!

Here's a can't miss movie recommendation for the Eagle community this summer...go see the 12 Mighty Orphans. The movie stars Argyle High School graduate Slade Monroe.


The 2019 graduate plays the Masonic Home quarterback named "Wheatie" in the movie which recently opened nationwide. The movie is based on the true story and book written about the Fort Worth orphanage - Masonic Home Mighty Mites - during the Great Depression. (Photo credit: Slade Monroe/IMDB)

AMS Symphonic Band & Honor Winds Advance to State!

Congratulations to last year's Honor Winds and Symphonic Band members, as both bands had recorded selections advance to the state level of the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series! Honor Winds recordings of "The High School Cadets" and "Procession of the Sardar" advanced, along with Symphonic Band's recording of "Night Fury."


This is the first time in Argyle ISD history that the Symphonic Band has had a selection advance to the state level. The final evaluation process for this contest will be in July.

If you would like to listen to the recordings that were submitted, those videos are on the band website, www.argylemsband.com

School Board Approves Face-to-Face Instruction Only in 2021-2022

The Argyle ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved face-to-face instruction only for all students for the 2021-2022 school year during Monday's regular meeting. In addition, the Board unanimously approved masks being optional for all students and employees.


Face-to-face learning will be the only form of instruction available to Eagle students. Virtual learning will no longer be an option. The Texas Education Agency recently informed school districts a funding waiver will not be available for virtual learning and House Bill 1468 (funding for virtual learning) failed in the Texas Legislature.


As the 2020-2021 year progressed, Argyle ISD had a significant percentage of virtual learners who struggled with engagement, academic performance and virtual attendance. Argyle ISD recommended to the Board that face-to-face learning is the most effective instructional option for Eagle students moving forward.


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Free Heart Screenings Saturday, June 26

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School Board Approves Employee Pay Raises & Honors Golf, Tennis Players

During Monday's regular Argyle ISD School Board meeting, Trustees also approved a 3% of market pay raise for all employees. The raise includes $1,800 for each teacher, librarian and nurse and a 3% general pay increase calculated on the pay grade midpoint for all other staff.

Additionally, the Board approved bus driver starting pay will increase from $16.52/hour to $20/hour to remain competitive with surrounding districts.


Trustees recognized the Lady Eagles' state champion golf team which earned the first title in program history this year. They also recognized the Argyle doubles' players Drew Van Wyk and Wade Paquin. They finished as Class 4A state quarterfinalists.

Argyle ISD Finance Update: Debt Management

Argyle ISD is releasing a series of informational messages to help provide more clarity to the state of the district financially and the future as it relates to enrollment growth and capital needs. The second of four Question-and-Answer communications from Argyle ISD will help provide more information for taxpayers regarding the district’s management of debt.

The district has a rapidly growing tax base that has the capacity to absorb additional debt. Since the fiscal year 2012, the district’s net taxable assessed valuation has grown from $997 million to $2.469 billion, representing a 10.1% average annual growth rate. Since the fiscal year 2017, the average annual growth rate has been 15.6%.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE Q&A - DEBT MANAGEMENT

How to Access STAAR Scores & Availability Dates

Please reference the following information regarding the release and availability dates of STAAR scores per grade level:

  • High School Grades 9-12: STAAR Spring EOC scores are now available in Family Access
  • 5th & 8th Grades: STAAR Math and Reading are now available in Family Access
  • All other grades/subjects: STAAR scores will be available Monday, June 28 in Family Access


CLICK HERE FOR FAMILY ACCESS PORTAL


CLICK HERE FOR VISUAL STEP-BY-STEP DIRECTIONS

District Seeking Feedback On ESSER III Application

Argyle Independent School District is making public notice for applying for the American Rescue Plan, ESSER III Federal Grant for funding. This application would provide funding to the district in two major categories.

One area would address the student learning loss due to COVID-19 and the second area would address the safe re-opening of the public school district. The application also deals with other areas related to COVID-19 issues such as retaining employees, operational needs of the school district due to COVID-19 issues, and teacher support.

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SAVE THE DATE: Argyle Middle School Orientation

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District Breaks Ground On Elementary School #3!

Argyle ISD recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest campus.


District officials along with members of Pogue Construction and Corgan Architects joined in the ceremony to launch the beginning of Elementary School #3 in Argyle ISD. The future campus is located on 16 acres in the Canyon Falls community at the corner of Denton Creek Blvd. and Prairie Ridge Rd. in Flower Mound.

“This is an exciting day for the future of Argyle ISD,” said Dr. Telena Wright, Argyle ISD Superintendent. “The shoveling and turning of dirt today is the beginning of the construction of an elementary school that will provide instructional space for 850 students. We are very grateful for our community which approved the 2017 bond that made this campus possible.”

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Argyle ISD Campus Transitions - 2021-2022

Kindergarten Registration Open for 2021-2022

Argyle ISD is excited to announce Kindergarten Registration has started for the 2021-2022 school year. We can't wait to welcome our new kindergarten Eagles in the fall!


The registration process will be done online and families can click on the campus link below for Argyle West Elementary or Hilltop Elementary. If you know of a kindergarten parent coming into the district please help us in sharing this information.

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Eagle 2021 Football Schedule Released!

The Class 4A Division I defending state champion Argyle Eagles will open the 2021 season against Fort Worth Nolan Catholic on Aug. 28. It will be part of the Tom Landry Classic played at Allen Eagle Stadium. Argyle will have five home games this season (Pleasant Grove, Celina, Anna, Terrell and Paris).
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Eagles Competing At 7-on-7 State Championships

The Argyle Eagles' 7-on-7 football team is competing in the Texas State Championships in College Station this week. The tournament is being held Thursday through Saturday.

Argyle is competing in Division II and is in a four--team Pool F with Brownwood, Hamshire-Fannett and The Woodlands Christian. Each team will play three pool-play games on Thursday. Follow updates on Dave Campbell's Texas Football.


Argyle defeated Brownwood 19-12 in the opening game.

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Cross Timbers YMCA Offering Summer Activities & Swim Lessons

Cross Timbers YMCA in Flower Mound is offering summer camps and swim lessons.
Check out what is available online at https://www.ymcadallas.org/locations/cross_timbers for more information.

Argyle Independent School District

Argyle ISD is a fast-growth public school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with more than 3,800 students and 450 employees. The District includes five campuses. Argyle ISD is a 10-time UIL Lone Star Cup Champion. The Eagle Extra! Newsletter is produced by the Argyle ISD Communications & Marketing Department.

To submit stories for consideration, contact Rick Herrin, Argyle ISD Director of Communications at communications@argyleisd.com.