Week at a Glance
100th Day of School
Students at Hilltop Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school today by dressing up. The Kindergarten classes made shirts that had 100 things on them. There were shirts with legos, bugs, stickers, gummy bears and Pokemon. The first grade classes dressed like they were 100 years old. It was a great day at Hilltop! You can check out more fun photos on the Argyle ISD Facebook page.
Argyle Girls Scouts Volunteer in a big way
Girl Scout Reese Barton, a 6th grader at AMS along with Hazel Dolff, Taylor Pratt, and Rachel West volunteered over the weekend along with their troop leaders Mica Barton and Sarah Pratt and many others from Argyle. The volunteers packed meals that will be sent to hungry children all over the world. Check out the article link below -
Photo Above: Denton RC
AIS ROBOTICS CLUB PREPARES STUDENTS FOR FUTURE CAREERS IN STEM
Robotics has been a popular program at the intermediate school for the past 3 years. Capacity was maxed out this year with 30 kids meeting 8 times after school to build team robots. They had 8 teams this year of 3-4 students. The goal of the program is not just build robots, but learn to work as a team. Jim Murphy, the AIS Robotics Parent Sponsor and Volunteer has industry experience in designing new products as part of a team and believes that the sooner students can be exposed to real world situations the faster they will adapt and be successful in their after school endeavors. Murphy stated, "Its not just about learning a new skill, its working as a team to overcome internal team struggles and challenges they encounter along the way."
The teams competed internally on January 16th in 3 events, Ring Master, Hub Stack, and Obstacle Course. This was held in the Intermediate School cafeteria where we had a good turnout of parents that came to support the students. This meet gave them practice for the competition with the Middle School on January 23rd.
Working with Mr. Pelt, Middle School Robotics Coach, and Principal Gibson, the AIS teams were able to utilize one of the gyms for the AMS & AIS Competition. This competition gave the entire AIS Robotics Team, which out numbered AMS by 2:1, a chance to test their robots and their driving skills against the upper classmen teams. There were a few take a ways stressed with the students: learn from seeing how someone else approaches a problem (especially if they have different ideas), try your hardest at whatever you do, and have fun. The AMS teams had an interesting strategy, they designed and built their bots specifically for each event (robot stayed at the event and teams rotated). At the end of the day the AMS did pull out an overall win, and an AIS team took first in the Ring Master.
"It has been a great experience for the students and with the large sign-up numbers we have been able to keep the competitions local," said Murphy. Opportunities to expand the program are in the works, adding additional offerings throughout the year including summer programs. If interested in learning more about what we are doing checkout the website link below:
Photo and information provided by: Mr. Jim Murphy
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AHS TALON STUDENTS
Information provided by: Mrs. Stacy Short/Talon News
NEW PARENT RESOURCE GUIDE
The AISD PR and Communications Department is working hard to provide helpful resources to families in Argyle ISD. As our district grows, it is important to provide information for our new families. Please take some time to check out the New Parent Resource Guide. This guide will continually be updates as information changes and dates are set for registration on each campus. You can click on the image to the left to access the online resource.
SPRING PICTURE DAYS AT HILLTOP ARE THIS WEEK
February 6 - Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st grade
February 7 - 2nd grade, 3rd grade
Hilltop Picture Day ID TX128220Q0
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STUDENT HOLIDAYS ARE COMING UP!
"TIL THE LAST WHISTLE BLOWS" OUT ON ITUNES
ARGYLE HIGH SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
STAY UP TO DATE WITH INSIGHTS MAGAZINE
OUR DISTRICT PARTNERS ARE - MATHNASIUM OF DENTON AND MUSIC ACADEMY DFW - IN ARGYLE
Is your student struggling in math? Do they want to get ahead in math? Mathnasium is a great resource to help your students. They not only provide programs, but private tutoring sessions as well. They are conveniently located off of Hwy 2181 in Corinth next to Kroger.
All Spring students will receive one Musical Theatre or Instrumental Summer Camp free! The Music Academy is conveniently located in Settlers Center here in Argyle right off of Hwy 377. All ages are welcome.
THANK YOU TRIBES CHURCH OF ARGYLE FOR ADOPTING HILLTOP ELEMENTARY THIS NINE WEEKS
THANK YOU HOMEWORK IN A CAFE´ FOR ADOPTING AMS THIS NINE WEEKS
Interested in volunteering? Want to find out how you can get involved? Contact the PTA/PTO representative for your campus. See information below -
HILLTOP ELEMENTARY PTA - Contact: Amber Sams
or visit www.joinpta.org
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL PTA - Contact: Jennifer Burns
MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO - Contact: Stephanie Phillips
HIGH SCHOOL PTO - Contact: Lynn Fields
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