Week at a Glance

100th Day of School

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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.

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Argyle Girls Scouts Volunteer in a big way

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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

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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

The Talon News students at AHS entered 11 films into the UIL Film Contest. Out of the 11 films, 8 were selected to advance to the regional round. For the next round, films will be ranked and cut to top 12 in all categories, then state semi-final round, where the top six are chosen and will move on to the state finals. We will have a list of the students who placed in the next Eagle Update.


Information provided by: Mrs. Stacy Short/Talon News

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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.

ORDER DEADLINE IS TODAY

THE DEADLINE IS TODAY!!! Lady Eagles playoff t-shirts are available to order. Click on the link below to place your order today!

NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK

This week is National School Counseling Week. Please take time to write you campus counselor a Thank You note or just tell them how much they are appreciated. Tomorrow students at Hilltop Elementary are wearing neck ties to show appreciation for Mr. Ball.

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

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Linda Janssen - ljanssen@lifetouch.com.

ATTENTION 3RD - 5TH GRADE STUDENTS

The program Girls on the Run is now registering new members. Please see the flyer for more information -

STUDENT HOLIDAYS ARE COMING UP!

February 15th & 18th are student holidays. Students will not have school on both days. February 15th is a staff/teacher work day. February 18th is a staff/teacher and student holiday. Enjoy your days off!

FREE CPR AND AED TRAINING - YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE!

On Saturday, February 16th from 9 am - noon you can take FREE CPR and AED classes. The Argyle Lions Club is hosting this event along with the Argyle Fire Department. Check out the flyer for more details!

8th GRADE PARENT NIGHT - FEB. 27TH

8TH Grade Parents - Check out this flyer on the upcoming parent night.

ARGYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT INFORMATION NIGHT

Do you have a student going into 6th, 7th or 8th grades? Check out this flyer regarding the upcoming AMS parent meetings.

FEBRUARY 28TH - CELEBRATING DR. SEUSS

Students at Hilltop Elementary will dress up like their favorite Dr. Seuss characters on Feb. 28th. That evening, Hilltop Elementary will host a Literacy Night from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

REMIND 101 AND VERIZON

Verizon has decided to reverse their decision regarding Remind 101 Communications. Verizon customers will not experience any disruption of their communications from educators utilizing the Remind 101 Platform.

"TIL THE LAST WHISTLE BLOWS" OUT ON ITUNES

The song, "Til the Last Whistle Blows" written by Pat Green and George Dunham was just officially released and is now available on iTunes. Campbell Wilmot and Annabel Thorpe provided the photos and videography for the music video. Please click on the link below to view the video.
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A NIGHT TO SHINE

Mark your calendars for a Night to Shine - February 8th - This is an event you will not want to miss. The Well Church is hosting the event along with Argyle ISD. The event is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Click on the link below for more information -
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ARGYLE HIGH SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

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STAY UP TO DATE WITH INSIGHTS MAGAZINE

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OUR DISTRICT PARTNERS ARE - MATHNASIUM OF DENTON AND MUSIC ACADEMY DFW - IN ARGYLE

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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.

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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

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THANK YOU HOMEWORK IN A CAFE´ FOR ADOPTING AMS THIS NINE WEEKS

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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

- ambersamsrealtor@gmail.com

or visit www.joinpta.org

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL PTA - Contact: Jennifer Burns

- Jenniferdianeburns@gmail.com

MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO - Contact: Stephanie Phillips

- phillips1999@verizon.net

HIGH SCHOOL PTO - Contact: Lynn Fields

lynnfieldsfam@gmail.com

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