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JANUARY 22 | 2021

Argyle ISD School Board Appreciation Month 2021

Thank You, Trustees!

Argyle ISD celebrated its seven Trustees on the Argyle ISD School Board with a special video presentation during Tuesday's regular Board meeting. January is School Board Appreciation Month and the district has been honoring our Trustees for their tremendous support over the past few weeks.

We are so grateful for their service and support especially during this pandemic and the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Together they help make Argyle ISD a special place! During Tuesday's regular Board meeting, the campuses also honored the Trustees with special gifts and signs showing their appreciation.

Hilltop Elementary Moving to Virtual Instruction Jan. 22-29

Hilltop Elementary will transition all students and teachers to virtual instruction effective immediately Friday, Jan. 22 through Friday, Jan. 29 and the campus will be only virtual during this time. This decision is based on the inability to staff due to COVID-19 active cases on campus and to help reduce the potential spread of the virus.

The campus plans to return to in-person learning Monday, Feb 1. Argyle ISD personnel consulted with the district nurse coordinator, campus administration and the Superintendent in making this decision.

The district will conduct additional deep-cleaning with electrostatic sprayers to disinfect all classrooms, offices, cafeteria, library and gymnasium during this time.

Hilltop teachers will be in communication with all students and parents regarding next steps for virtual instruction and the expectations. All Hilltop teachers and staff will be working remotely.

If parents have a child with a positive case or known close contact, it is extremely critical to notify the district to allow our campuses to assess the potential spread.

Please contact Hilltop Elementary Principal Dona Lumsden dlumsden@argyleisd.org and campus nurse Emily Mericle emericle@argyleisd.com if you have a case to report.

If you are interested in receiving meals for your Hilltop student(s) during the campus closure, please complete this form and someone will contact you to discuss the options.

Town of Argyle Celebrates State Champion Football Team & Band

It was a special night of recognition on Tuesday for the Eagle state champion football team and Eagle state champion band. Both won championships over the course of one week in December before winter break.

The Town of Argyle delivered a special proclamation during Tuesday's Town Council meeting led by Mayor Pro Tem Bryan Livingston. Coach Todd Rodgers was joined by his captains Jack Tucker, Tito Byce, Zach Stewart, CJ Rogers and Cole Kirkpatrick. Band Director Jason Bird was joined by Katy Atkins, Trinity Flaten and Sarah Crowder.

Thank you to the Town of Argyle for this special recognition for Argyle High School!

Following the presentation at the Town Council meeting, both football and band were honored at the Argyle ISD School Board meeting. Click here to view photos from the meeting.

Argyle Cheer Earns State Runner-Up!

Another great accomplishment for Argyle High School happened last Friday. The Argyle High School spirit competition squad took second overall in Class 4A at the UIL State Spirit Championships at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Argyle earned a spot in the finals following an outstanding morning preliminary round performance. Argyle finished with a score of 88.20 just behind first-place Lumberton which scored 89.65. Congratulations to the spirit cheer squad, Coach Truebenbach and Coach Lemish on a great finish!

Click here to visit the AHS cheerleader website.

Argyle Middle Hires New Assistant Principal

The Argyle ISD School Board approved the hiring on Tuesday of Heather Van Noy as the new Assistant Principal at Argyle Middle School.

Van Noy previously served at Denton Guyer High School since 2017 as the head volleyball coach and taught World Geography. She also coached and taught in Lake Dallas ISD from 2011-2017. Van Noy will start at AMS on Monday, Jan. 25.

"We are very excited to have Ms. Van Noy join our team,'' AMS Principal Scott Gibson said. "With her experience in education and excellent leadership skills, she will be an excellent addition to our school."

Click here to read more about Ms. Van Noy.

Bond 2017: AHS Phase II Update

The latest update on the new Argyle High School, which opens in August 2021, was provided to the Argyle ISD School Board during Tuesday's regular meeting. Construction Manager Jeff Koehn detailed the latest timelines and construction work being done at the site, including the latest on the progress of the classrooms, auditorium and gymnasium.

AMS will transition this summer to occupy the AHS campus, located on HWY 377. Click below to view the latest drone footage of the new Argyle High School campus.

January 2021 AHS Phase 2 Drone Footage

Reminder: Argyle ISD's Inclement Weather Procedures

In the event inclement winter weather enters the area, Argyle ISD will keep its families notified of any school closures or delays. The district follows specific procedures in determining if school will be held when inclement weather has impacted the campuses and roads.

Argyle ISD uses multiple ways to notify parents of potential school closures or delays. These notifications are sent through parent email, text, social media and website postings.

Click here to learn more about Argyle ISD's Inclement Weather Procedures.

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Argyle Teams Host Bridgeport in District 7-4A Action Tonight

The Argyle Eagles and Lady Eagles return home tonight to face Bridgeport. Both teams are coming off big road wins on Tuesday at Lake Worth.

The Lady Eagles tipoff at 6:15 p.m. and the Eagles play at 8 p.m. at Eagle gym. All fans are required to wear face coverings, social distance in the stands and have temperature checks at the gate.

The Talon News will also be providing a live-stream of tonight's action. Click here to watch.

Photo credit: Nicholas West, The Talon News

ICYMI: Lady Eagles Coach Earns 300th Career Win

Just before the winter break, Argyle Lady Eagles' basketball coach Chance Westmoreland earned an impressive milestone. Westmoreland earned his 300th career victory in a 52-39 victory against Bowie. He joined the Lady Eagles' program in 2017 after serving as head coach at Brock since 2011.

Eagle Offensive Lineman Named to Super Team!

Argyle Eagle senior offensive lineman Jack Tucker has earned a prestigious honor following his team's run to the Class 4A Division I state championship. Tucker was named to the 2020 Whataburger Super Team.

Tucker, who has signed with Texas Tech, was an intregal part on the line helping the explosive Eagles offense dominate both on the ground and through the passing game.

Click here to read more about the Super Team.

Argyle Soccer In Tournament Action This Week

The Argyle High School soccer teams recently started their seasons and are in tournament action this week on the road.

The Eagles (5-3-1) are playing in the Kaufman Tournament and the Lady Eagles (4-3-1) are playing in the Highway 5 Tournament.

Click here to view both team's schedules.

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