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MAY 6 | 2021

Golden Eagle Teachers of the Year Announced!

The Argyle Education Foundation recognized five outstanding teachers in Argyle ISD this week by announcing the Golden Eagle Teachers of the Year.

One teacher from each of the five campuses was selected from lists of submitted nominees to the Argyle Education Foundation. This year's winners include:

Hilltop Elementary - Amy Young
Argyle West Elementary - Hillary Laird

Argyle Intermediate School - Patience Knotts

Argyle Middle School - Kristi Thetford

Argyle High School - Jeanna Sutton

The secondary and elementary teachers of the year will be announced on Monday, May 24 by the Argyle Education Foundation. Visit the Argyle Education Facebook page for more photos of the winners!

Congratulations to these outstanding Eagle teachers!

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Eagles Medal In Eight Academic Events!

The UIL Academics state meet was held last week and Argyle High School had several students soaring to success. AHS produced medalists in eight academic events including Class 4A state champions Gracie Hurst in Literary Criticism and Lauren Allen in Science!

Argyle had first-place teams in Accounting (highest team score in all classifications), Mathematics, Number Sense and Science. Argyle's Calculator and Literary Criticism teams both earned silver medals in the competition. The following are the results from the state meet, which was held at AHS.

Accounting: 1st place team - Nate Atwood (2nd), Jorge Terrazas (3rd), Paige Nicholson (4th), and Rylan Wilson.

Calculator Apps: 2nd place team - James Ragan (3rd), Jasmine Ball (5th), Vidit Tripathi (6th), and Caroline Deffenbaugh.

Computer Apps: Jayda Stoik (6th)

Computer Science: Jasmine Ball (4th) and Vidit Tripathi (6th)

Literary Criticism: 2nd place team - Gracie Hurst (1st), Avery Clayton, Abby Adams, and Katy Atkins.

Math: 1st place team - Vidit Tripathi (2nd), Eli Valentino, James Ragan, and Jasmine Ball.

Number Sense: 1st place team - Vidit Tripathi (3rd - tie), Eli Valentino (3rd - tie), Evan Harbach, and Mark Castle.

Science: 1st place team - Lauren Allen (1st individual, 1st place chemistry), Danny Roberts (1st place biology), Isaac Fisher, and Isabelle Gilbert.

Photo: UIL Regional championship photo of the Science team.

Argyle ISD Honors Its Amazing Eagle Teachers!

This week, Argyle ISD celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Week by taking time to honor the amazing work done this year by the Eagle teachers.

Each of the campuses took time to share in thanks, treats and gratitude for the tremendous efforts by our teachers. Eagle teachers have gone above and beyond during this school year meeting the challenges and are providing exceptional learning experiences for our students.

Argyle ISD sends a special thank you to the Eagle Partners and those additional businesses and families (listed below) who donated treats, gift cards and goodies this week in support of teachers.

Thank you, Eagle teachers!

Thank You Teacher Appreciation Sponsors!

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Friday - School Lunch Hero Day!

Argyle ISD is celebrating its Student Nutrition Department on Friday, May 7 on School Lunch Hero Day! We are so grateful for our amazing cafeteria staff who do such a great job preparing and providing great meals for our Eagle students and staff.
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Masks Optional for Students & Staff Starting Monday

As a reminder for our Eagle families, beginning Monday, May 10 masks will be optional for all students and employees.

Quarantines of well students will also be the responsibility of the parents/guardians starting May 10. These COVID-19 protocol modifications were approved by the Argyle ISD Board of Trustees at the April 19 Regular Board Meeting. Masks will be optional inside all facilities and while riding in school buses for the remainder of the school year.

These two Board-approved updates to the policy were made with the district’s goal of beginning the 2021-2022 school year without masks.

Nurses will continue to evaluate staff/students that have COVID-19-type symptoms and will follow the district's COVID-19 protocols in these cases.


Kindergarten Registration Open for 2021-2022

Argyle ISD is excited to announce Kindergarten Registration has started for the 2021-2022 school year. We can't wait to welcome our new kindergarten Eagles in the fall!

The registration process will be done online and families can click on the campus link below for Argyle West Elementary or Hilltop Elementary. If you know of a kindergarten parent coming into the district please help us in sharing this information.

If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process for your future kindergarten student, staff contact information is below.

Hilltop Elementary - Trista Wickstrum, twickstrum@argyleisd.com
Argyle West Elementary - Sue Tapp, stapp@argyleisd.com
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EAGLE REMINDER: Student Medication Pick-Up

Message from Argyle ISD Campus Nurses:

Please pick up all medication from the nursing office by the last day of school. If your child will be attending summer school, contact the campus nurse to make medication arrangements.

Texas School Health Guidelines: The school or school nurse will destroy all medication remaining in the school the day after the last day of classes, unless the child will be attending summer school.

Sherrie Thompson, RN

Argyle High School

Extension: 2301


Traca Maestas, RN

Argyle Middle
Extension: 3111

Kris Wildeveld, RN
Argyle Intermediate
Extension: 4004

Kat Fortino, RN
Argyle West Elementary
Extension: 7001

Emily Mericle, RN
Hilltop Elementary
Extension: 5113

May 1 School Board Election Results

The School Board Election was held May 1, 2021 and based on the unofficial results voters re-elected Ritchie Deffenbaugh in Place 4 and Dr. Leona McDade in Place 5. The Argyle ISD School Board will canvass the election results at the Monday, May 17 Regular Meeting.

Deffenbaugh won with 64.75% and 472 total votes. Clark had 35.25% of the votes with 257 total. Dr. McDade, who ran unopposed, had 601 total votes. Click here to view the Denton County Elections Results website.

Deffenbaugh and McDade have both served on the School Board since 2018. Click here to visit the Argyle ISD School Board webpage. Board members serve three-year terms.

Student Nutrition Update for Monday, May 10

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Graduation Coming to Eagle Stadium May 18!

Argyle High School's graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 is coming to the Eagles' hometown.

This year's commencement will be held under the lights at Argyle's Eagle Stadium at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18. Traditionally, AHS holds its ceremony at the University of North Texas, but this option was not available and Argyle ISD administrators decided the best choice was to bring the event to AHS.

"We are so excited to host our graduation ceremony in Eagle Stadium for the first time," AHS Principal John King said. "As freshmen, Eagle Stadium is one of our students' very first high school experiences. It is only fitting that a graduation ceremony at Eagle Stadium is their last experience as an Argyle Eagle."

Graduation will be live-streamed to the Argyle ISD YouTube channel.

Click here to read more.

Get Signed Up For Camp!

Be sure to check out the summer camp listing for Eagles. Several camps and summer conditioning have been added. Argyle ISD will be providing camps at its facilities during the 2021 summer. Please bookmark this page and continue to visit it as the summer nears. When visiting the webpage, click on the link for more information about the specific camp and how to register.


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Argyle Track & Field Standouts Competing at State!

The Argyle High School track and field team is well represented at the UIL Class 4A Track & Field meet in Austin on Thursday. The Eagles are coming off a Region I Championship and qualified 11 (including alternates) for the state meet. The Lady Eagles finished 2nd at the Region I meet and are sending eight qualifiers and alternates.

The Class 4A Meet will be held Thursday at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Stay tuned to Argyle ISD's social media accounts for updates on how Argyle fared at the state meet. These photos are from the regional competition last week.

BOYS: 4x100; 4x200; Discus & Pole Vault
GIRLS: 4x100; 200 meters; 100 hurdles; 300 hurdles, 4x400 & Pole Vault

Lady Eagle Softball Battles Burkburnett in Area Round

The history-making Lady Eagles begin a best-of-three Class 4A Area Playoff Series Thursday vs. Burkburnett! All games will be played at Bowie High School.

GAME 1: Thursday at 5 PM
GAME 2: Friday at 5 PM
GAME 3: (if necessary) Saturday at 1 PM

Click here to listen to the live broadcast.

Photo credit: The Talon News

Eagle Doubles Team State Bound!

The successful school year continues for the Eagles! The Argyle Boys' Doubles team of Wade Paquin & Drew Van Wyk are headed to the UIL Class 4A State Tournament!

Paquin-Van Wyk battled through a 14-hour day of tennis, rain delays and two 3-hour matches! They finished 2nd at the 4A Region I Tournament and will compete at state May 20-21.

Former Eagle Great Signs with Cowboys

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Argyle Police Hosting Child Safety Fair June 12

The Argyle Police Department will be hosting a Child Safety Fair on June 12 at Integrity Park (Liberty Christian School). The event will include activities and plenty of information on keeping children safe this summer. Click here for more information.

AYSA Drill Team Registration Now Open

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Cross Timbers YMCA Offering Summer Activities & Swim Lessons

Cross Timbers YMCA in Flower Mound is offering summer camps and swim lessons.
Check out what is available online at https://www.ymcadallas.org/locations/cross_timbers for more information.

Argyle Independent School District

Argyle ISD is a fast-growth public school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with more than 3,800 students and 450 employees. The District includes five campuses. Argyle ISD is a 10-time UIL Lone Star Cup Champion. The Eagle Extra! Newsletter is produced by the Argyle ISD Communications & Marketing Department.

To submit stories for consideration, contact Rick Herrin, Argyle ISD Director of Communications at communications@argyleisd.com.