Bearcat Blast • March 2, 2023 • AledoISD.org
Aledo ISD Bond 2023 • Election Day May 6, 2023
Find all up-to-date Bond 2023 election information, including frequently asked questions, Bond 2023 project information and more, at www.aledoisd.org/bond.
Want to schedule a informational bond presentation with Superintendent Dr. Susan Bohn for your community group or organization, neighborhood, or business? Please contact Katherine Springer at 817-441-8327 or email at email@example.com.
Parent School Climate Survey online through March 10
The Aledo ISD is asking all Aledo ISD parents and guardians to complete an online survey that will address topics such as engagement, safety and climate in your child’s schools. These surveys are completely anonymous; we will only ask that you identify which campus you are completing the survey about.
Your feedback and opinions are very important to us, and we use data from this survey to better understand your expectations and areas that we can improve to better serve our Bearcat students and families.
That survey is open now through 4 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2023.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BEGIN TAKING THE ALEDO ISD PARENT SURVEY
Please fill out the survey once for each campus where you have a child attending; so if you have a child at McCall Elementary, McAnally Middle School and Aledo High School, you would fill out the survey three times, selecting a different campus each time. Click here if you need survey-taking tips and/or assistance.
If you have any trouble taking the survey, please email support+ALEDOISD@panoramaed.com.
Again, the link to take this Aledo ISD Parent Survey is active through 4 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2023. Thank you for your participation!
In this space each month, Aledo ISD will be giving our readers the Bearcats Safe Update - a look into some of the safety measures in place in the district. Please note that there are many aspects to safety in the district, and these are just a few examples. Please visit our website at www.aledoisd.org/safety for detailed information on the Standard Response Protocol and much more related to safety.
February 2023 UPDATE
- So far during the 2022-2023 school year, campus police officers have conducted 1,750 door checks districtwide. Each police officer conducts these checks daily, confirming that doors that are to remain locked are locked and functioning appropriately.
- To date, 1,928 volunteers have been trained, and they have logged an incredible 13,084 volunteer hours supporting our children and staff in the district!
- All Aledo ISD campuses have conducted required fire (evacuate), secure, lockdown, and shelter drills to date.
PARENTS – DO YOU KNOW WHAT MAKES A SCHOOL MEAL?
Lunch – 3 to 5 items (same price) -OR- Breakfast – 3 to 4 items (same price)
School Meals reflect USDA’s “MY PLATE” components of protein, whole grain, fruit, veggies and milk. Remember: Students must take at least 1 fruit or vegetable with a school meal. Please help us encourage your kids to take and eat a full tray!
For more information visit this website: https://www.aledoisd.org/Domain/23
March 2023 Lunch Menus
Celebrations: We're excited to recognize these AISD students and staff members!
Congrats AHS Robotics Team 20325
We've got another STATE BOUND AHS team with Aledo Robotics Team 20325 "Maximum Resistance" qualifying after a fifth-place finish at the North Texas Regional Championship last weekend!
Aledo Team 20325 added second place for "Innovate" in the judged awards, as well. They've advanced to the UIL Class 5A State Championship on March 23!
Congratulations to the entire Robotics team as well as their faculty mentors Randy Bruton, Kyle Christensen and Julia Reynolds.
AHS sophomore wins FWSSR Calf Scramble scholarship
AHS sophomore Alexa Rohe received great news this week when she learned that she was one of 14 students who earned a $12,000 scholarship from the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble program!
Alexa caught a calf at the stock show last year, receiving $500 to go toward the purchase of a breeding heifer. For the next 11 months, Alexa had to write monthly reports and budget analysis sheets to her donor and to the Fort Worth Calf Scramble for updates on how her heifer was doing, how she was doing, what she was learning, what struggles she was facing and overall how her heifer project was going.
To end the year, she had to complete a end-of-the-year essay over her overall experience with her breeding heifer that she had been raising and showing all over the state of Texas. Alexa’s reports, expense sheets and essays were then read over by a committee and compared to the other 250 students who caught in the calf scramble. Through this hard work, she was selected as one of 14 students to earn a $12,000 scholarship.
"To say we are proud of this young lady and her hard work and dedication is a complete understatement!" Ag teacher Wacey Horton said "She went through obstacles that many would have quit over but she pushed through and came out successful each time."
AHS Students Have Photographs Featured in "Best of" Book
The Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) unveiled volume five of the Best of Texas Scholastic Photography at the winter conference held at UTA Friday, Feb. 24.
The book features images selected from almost 35,000 images submitted in ATPI contests during the past five years. It will be a resource for photographers throughout the world – not merely in Texas – for years to come.
Volume five features work from the following Aledo students and graduates who were taught by teachers Linda Greenwood and Emily Pyeatt Arnold: Ava Bathurst, Kaylee Halfmann, Megan Hoke, Alyssa Lively, Chloe Mahle, Alex Mount, Reagan Petersen, Marissa Powell, Jordan Prokell and Taylor Tiberg.
Kaylee Halfmann’s image was selected for the book’s jacket cover. The image of the girls track team practicing was also featured in the 2022 Ledoian.
Since 1990, ATPI has worked with students and instructors in more than 4,9000 high schools and middle schools in the state to achieve a higher quality of knowledge and teaching of photography.
Coming up in Aledo ISD - Mark Your Calendars!
Upcoming Important Dates:
- Don't forget, all Aledo ISD students will follow an early release schedule on Friday, March 10; that afternoon is a teacher work day.
- Elementary Early Release (PK-5): 11:40 a.m.
- Secondary Early Release (6-12): 12:40 p.m.
- Spring break is March 13-17 - enjoy your break!
- Monday, March 20 is a student holiday and staff professional learning and work day.
- Aledo ISD will resume a normal schedule on Tuesday, March 21.
AHS Career Info Fair March 9
AHS is hosting a career fair on March 9 from 9-11am in the AHS gym. We are inviting 40 business owners and professionals to host a table and answer questions. We will have a table for each participant and students will walk though and ask questions about your career or profession. They will be encouraged to investigate; what education is necessary for your career, what is the need for your field( growing), what is a salary range that can be expected in your profession.
Please use the link below to fill out the google form if you are interested in attending and willing to participate. We will send more information prior to March 9.
Thank you in advance for your consideration!
April 6: Deadline to register to vote in May 6 election
The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 6, 2023, Aledo ISD bond election is Thursday, April 6, 2023. Texas law requires eligible voters to register by the 30th day before Election Day. Visit www.votetexas.gov to see if you are registered or to find the steps to register to vote.
Election Day is Saturday, May 6, 2023, and Early Voting begins on Monday, April 24, 2023.
If you recently moved, you likely still need to take steps to make sure you are registered to vote based on your new address.
Again, visiting www.votetexas.gov will help answer your questions. We will share the full early voting and election day schedules and locations with you as we get closer to those dates.
Aledo ISD Night at the Texas Rangers Game June 5
Make plans to take the whole family to watch a Texas Rangers game and celebrate Aledo ISD Night at the Rangers game! When you purchase a special ticket through texasrangers.com/schools you'll be eligible to receive the Aledo/Texas Rangers hat!
The game is at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, June 5 at Globe Life Field against the St. Louis Cardinals.
P2 Character Trait of the Week: Love of Learning
This week's P2 Character Trait of the Week is Love of Learning!
Remember P2 has a site set up for families called P2 for Families. It is password protected, but the password is simply P2. This site has all of the Character Cards that we will share each week, plus related and inspiring videos as well as questions for families to discuss around each character strength for ALL 24 character strengths AND broken down by grade bands (PK-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12).
See the Love of Learning Character Card below, and consider using one of these Table Talk questions to start a conversation with your child about Humility!
LOVE OF LEARNING TABLE TALK for your FAMILY
Grades Pre-K-2: Why is it important to learn new things?
Grades 3-5: Do you think a love of learning can be contagious? Why or why not?
Grades 6-8: How do the people we surround ourselves with impact our learning?
Grades 9-12: Is failure an important part of learning? Why or why not?
Aledo Children's AdvoCats Run, Walk or Crawl 1K/5K March 25!
The Aledo AdvoCats Run, Walk or Crawl Glow Run is a nighttime fun run in the heart of Aledo that raises money for a great cause. Bring out the whole family for a night like no other – participants can choose between a 1K or a 5K race (or do both!) that begins and ends on the Aledo High School track! Every participant is given glow gear so they light the night as they run. We will have food and entertainment before and after the race for a fun family night benefiting the children in our community. Ready, set … GLOW!
Aledo PTO needs YOUR feedback!
Currently, Aledo PTO exists as one districtwide Parent-Teacher Organization, but there is a local presence at every campus within Aledo ISD. This means that no matter which campus your children attend, your campus is covered by Aledo PTO and has groups there with a mission to serve and supplement the needs at that campus! Whether you are familiar with the districtwide Aledo PTO or only have experience with PTO at the schools your children attend, we would like your input! Aledo PTO is in the process of reorganizing to serve Aledo ISD in the most effective way. We would love your feedback to help us in this process. As Aledo ISD grows and new families join us, we want to grow and change, too!
Click here to take the Aledo PTO survey, and thank you for your input and participation!
Aledo Education Foundation Bearcats 'N Boots March 31!
Help support the students and teachers of Aledo ISD by attending the 9th annual Aledo Education Foundation Bearcats 'N Boots event! This event will be from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at the Hilton in downtown Fort Worth, and it will feature live entertainment by Lonestar.
Sponsorships are available at www.aledoef.org or email Valerie Kerr at Valerie@aledoef.org
Thank you 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 Bearcat Backers!
Gold Level Sponsors
First Financial Bank
TWFG Insurance Services - Christi James
Silver Level Sponsors
Bronze Level Sponsors
Brandon Swain REALTOR
Brookshire's Grocery Company
Bryan Insurance Agency
Camp Fire First Texas
Khill Shot Photography by Keith Hill
Lynch Legacy Realty Group
Paradigm Wealth Management - Christopher Roberts
Reading Friends Aledo
Slade & Nash
Aledo Independent School District
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