Bearcat Blast • December 16, 2022 • AledoISD.org
Let's Go Bearcats! #fu11throttle
Bearcat Football Gameday!
Aledo (13-2) vs. College Station (13-2)
Class 5A Division I State Championship
- 11 AM kickoff; Parking Lots open at 9:30 AM, Stadium Opens at 10 AM
- Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022
- AT&T Stadium, Arlington
- Tickets: $15 with discount code 5ADIS; ONLINE ONLY through SeatGeek; 1 year+ requires ticket (https://seatgeek.com/2022-uil-state-championships-5a-di-6a-dii-6a-di-tickets/football/2022-12-17-11-am/5852270)
- Parking: CREDIT CARD ONLY $20 per car
- Bally Sports Southwest (on TV and online - First-time subscribers to Bally Sports+ can try it for free with a 7-day trial)
- AT&T Stadium has a CLEAR BAG POLICY (https://attstadium.com/stadium-info/bags/)
- No powder, confetti or streamers; no airhorns or whistles
- Only man-made noisemakers allowed (jugs with beads, inflatable boom sticks, clackers and cowbells)
🏈 State Sendoff: 7:15 AM Saturday, Bearcat Stadium
🍀 Good luck, Bearcats! 👏
Don't forget: Early Release Dec. 16; Student Holiday Dec. 19-Jan. 3
This holiday season, we want to make sure you know that we are so glad that you're a part of the Aledo ISD family! Thank you for your continued support of our students and staff!
We hope you have a fun, safe and enjoyable break!
All students will have early release on Friday, Dec. 16. Staff returns Monday, January 2, 2023, and students start the second semester on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
Report Cards available January 5
The second nine-week report card grades will be accessible in Ascender Parent Portal on the afternoon of Thursday, January 5, 2023. Paper report cards will not be sent home.
- Click here for instructions for accessing report card grades in Parent Portal.
- Click here for information regarding K-2 standards-based report cards.
Thank you for your continued support and for your partnership! Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any specific questions related to grades.
Congratulations December 2022 Bearcats of Character!
The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees recognized students for the character trait gratitude at their regular board meeting on Monday night. The district is celebrating these students as Bearcats of Character, a part of the Positivity Project - or P2 - district character recognition program.
P2 says that gratitude is the feeling and expression of thankfulness and appreciation. It is an affirmation that there is goodness in other people and in the world. Dr. Robert Emmons, a Psychologist and leading expert in the research on gratitude describes it as a, “relationship-strengthening emotion because it requires us to see how we’ve been affirmed and supported by other people.”
Congratulations to the following students:
Aledo High School: Susannah Rodgers, 12th grade
Susannah is so grateful for all of the opportunities that she has had at Aledo High school. As a new student last year, she jumped into various groups and organizations and is thriving. Each time she comes into the counseling office she expresses nothing but gratitude for any help she receives. The staff at AHS is grateful she is a Bearcat!
Aledo Learning Center: Brooklyn Turbeville, 12th grade
Brooklynn is an excellent example of a student who shows gratitude on a daily basis for the opportunities and help she's given. She is kind and thoughtful to everyone, even when she might not be having the best day. She looks for the good in all people and in all situations. Brooklynn is also someone who will accept help, both in and out of the classroom. She always makes it a point to voice her thankfulness and appreciation for any help that she receives.
Daniel Ninth Grade: Lauren Tinsley, 9th grade
Lauren is someone who can always be counted on for a smile and a welcoming expression whether a wave or a hello, or her smile. She is always willing to help a fellow peer with whatever they need. Whenever her peers thank her for helping, Lauren always responds with a smile and “happy to help.” When it is her turn to need assistance and receive the help, Lauren does not let the person who helped her go without a multitude of praise and gratitude for helping her when she was in need. Lauren is a prime example of what it means to be a Bearcat and what it means to give without cause and be overly grateful when she receives it.
Aledo Middle School: Tam Nguyen, 7th grade
Each day Tam comes to school to learn and shows her gratitude by being polite to teachers. She follows classroom rules and is respectful of her peers and teachers. When in class, she waits her turn, she shares her insight on topics in Social Studies, Science and all her classes. Tam has earned the respect of her teachers and peers alike. Each day as she leaves campus, she hustles to get her belongings to meet her mom at parent pick up. I am blessed to work parent pickup and get to say good bye to Tam daily. It amazes me the respect Tam shows by making eye contact and giving me subtle nod of her head each day she leaves. I take this as a deep heart felt appreciation for the education, attention and safety we provide each day. Her gesture of gratitude is noted and rekindles the desire to be better each day for all our students.
McAnally Middle School: Claire Taylor, 6th grade
McAnally is proud to select Claire as our character champion for gratitude! Claire's teacher, Mrs. Allsion, shared that she is humble and kind, and expresses genuine gratitude to others for the little things that really count. She notices and expresses her appreciation for the things that her parents, teachers, and classmates do to make her day better. Claire brings a smile to the faces of those around her by her caring and gracious personality. Congratulations Claire, we are proud of you!
Annetta Elementary School: Aiden Saenz, 5th grade
Aiden's classroom teacher says, "Aiden shows gratitude each and every day. He never misses an opportunity to say "thank you," even just for every day things like holding the door. Aiden names and notices the good in others throughout the school day which adds so much positivity to our class. We are so grateful to have him in our classroom and school!"
Coder Elementary School: Bradley Burke, 5th grade
Bradley is so considerate. He’s always the first to say thank you, hello, and good morning. He does everything with a smile on his face and with a positive attitude. Being around Bradley makes other students more positive, more gracious, and more thoughtful. He is a prime example that thankful people are the happiest people. Also, Bradley is such an example of what it is to be thankful. He always says thank you and is always the first student willing to help his classmates. His attitude is contagious. Every time I see him, he has a smile on his face! I am blessed to have him in my class. Finally, Bradley always notices when I go above and beyond to do something special for his class.
McCall Elementary School: Norah Trask, 1st grade
Her teacher, Mrs. Utley, says "When I think of gratitude, I think of Norah. She is a child who doesn't take anything for granted and appreciates all that she has. She is quick to say 'thank you' and is one who truly appreciates what she is given."
Stuard Elementary School: Katie McClay, 5th grade
Katie's classmates say – Katie is a student that has a smile on her face, doesn’t complain, says thank you, and isn’t a negative person. Katie tries to find the good in all situations! From Mrs. Wittrock, Katie’s teacher: Katie is a student who greets you with a smile, looks at ways to make others have a good day even when things are not going as planned. She is a polite student who expresses her appreciation to her teachers and classmates with thank you, “Have a great day!”, and will share her good things in our class with gratitude and appreciation of the things going on in her life!
Vandagriff Elementary School: Luke Deary, 3rd Grade
Luke is very kind and is ready to show his gratitude and appreciation to his teachers and fellow students. He always uses his manners and participates with his class. He is a great kid. He is very respectful to teachers and has a genuinely fun-loving spirit. I don’t think he has ever has a day when he doesn’t laugh or smile. He has a true love of learning and is eager to be better at academics, athletics, or anything that he tries. His puts forth his best effort in all endeavors, with a kind and eager spirit.
Walsh Elementary School: Cody Ayers, 1st Grade
Cody embodies gratitude in all he does each and every day. He comes in with a smile on his face and is also so excited and joyous to be at school and see each and every student. No matter what we are doing he class he is excited for whatever option he receives and does not complain if it is not his favorite. Cody eagerly will switch with another student so they can have their favorite or to make them happier. Cody has such a positive disposition and is so gracious with what he does each day.
Thanks for your donations!
THANK YOU to all who donated for our staff Holiday Giveaway! We are so grateful for your generous support of our district!
Special thanks to: Small Business Owner, Jenn & Brian Young, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Weatherford, Aledo PTO, Donny Brown/Daikin Air Conditioners, Ghent Family Creations, 2 Ten Salon - Willow Park North, Mansfield Aesthetics, J. Byrds boutique, Panuco Family, Christian Brothers Automotive - Weatherford and Rathtech Desig.
Thank you from the AGC!
Thank you to all of our Aledo ISD community members who attended the AGC Community Meetings last week! The AGC appreciates your feedback and the candid discussions from the meetings.
After the winter break, the AGC will continue to meet as they get closer to completing a long-range facility plan and potential bond package recommendation for the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees to consider.
Don't forget to go to the Aledo Growth Committee website for meeting video recaps, presentations from the meetings and Frequently Asked Questions.
BEARCAT STORE is OPEN until 4 PM on Friday, Dec. 16!
Don't forget about the Bearcat Store when you're completing your holiday shopping! The Bearcat Store is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm this week and next. Friday, Dec. 16 is the last day to access the Bearcat Store until January 2!
The Bearcat Store carries Aledo "A" merchandise in adult and youth sizes as well as Aledo "A" hats and car decals!
Below is some of the newest merch...
P2 Character Trait of the Week: Self-Control
This week's P2 Character Trait of the Week is Self-Control!
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 Self-Control Character Card below, and consider using one of these Table Talk questions to start a conversation with your child about Self-Control!
SELF-CONTROL TABLE TALK for your FAMILY
Grades Pre-K-2: How do you use self-control when things don’t go your way?
Grades 3-5: What examples have you seen of other people using self-control and how did it impact the situation?
Grades 6-8: Is self-control more important as you get older? Why or why not?
Grades 9-12: How can self-control, or lack of it, impact your life?
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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