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DECEMBER 10 | 2020

Eagle Band Headed to State!

The Argyle Eagle Band had quite a performance Tuesday, Dec. 8.

The band recorded the best performance of the competition at the UIL Area B event at Princeton High School. Argyle was crowned the UIL Area B Champions and advances to the UIL State Marching Band Championships on Monday, Dec. 14 in San Antonio.

The event included 19 bands competing for the four state selections. Argyle was the second-to-last band to perform and learned of the area champion results shortly after. The Class 4A State Marching Band Championships, which includes 20 bands, will be held Monday at the Alamodome with the competition starting at 3:30 p.m.


The Eagle Band will perform at 7:28 p.m. The championships will be live-streamed via the UIL website. The final results will be announced at 10 p.m.

Click here for the live stream webpage.

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Need COVID-19 Assistance? Contact Your Campus Nurse

Eagle families, if you need assistance regarding COVID-19 information, quarantines, testing, contact tracing or Argyle ISD protocols, please contact your child's campus nurse. They can assist you and provide you with helpful information regarding contact tracing and quarantine timelines. Argyle ISD will be providing more information for families next week regarding case reporting as we head into the winter break.


We are so grateful for these outstanding nurses during this pandemic. They are doing amazing work every day helping keep our students and staff safe.


NURSE CONTACT INFORMATION

Argyle High School - Sherrie Thompson

sthompson@argyleisd.com

Argyle Middle School - Traca Maestas

tmaestas@argyleisd.com

Argyle Intermediate School - Kris Wildeveld

kwildeveld@argyleisd.com

Argyle West Elementary - Kat Fortino

kfortino@argyleisd.com

Hilltop Elementary - Emily Mericle

emericle@argyleisd.com

Eagle Reminder: AHS & AMS Virtual Learning Friday

All students and staff at Argyle High School and Argyle Middle School will transition to virtual instruction for one day on Friday, Dec. 11.

This decision is based on staffing limitations Friday on both campuses due to active COVID-19 cases and quarantines among staff, the limited availability of substitutes and multiple coaches out due to the football playoff game in Abilene. AHS and AMS will return to their regular in-person learning & virtual instruction schedules on Monday, Dec. 14.

As a reminder, next week will include two early release days (Wednesday, Dec. 16 & Thursday, Dec. 17) and winter break will begin Friday, Dec. 18 for all students and staff.

Don't Miss It: Insights Magazine!

It's Here! The latest issue of Insights Magazine!


Be sure to check out the Insights Magazine Winter Issue which is available now online! It will soon be available in the front offices at all campuses.


This issue includes...


  • Spotlight on Nurses by Dr. Wright
  • Feature on Eagle Partner - McDowell Family
  • Argyle ISD Police Department Wins Award!
  • Cross Country Races To State
  • Tons of photos from across all the campuses!


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ISSUE.

Construction Alert: Crawford Road Work Begins Monday

Argyle ISD families please be aware of the Crawford Road reconstruction project that will start Monday, Dec. 14. Construction will begin at the intersection of Crawford and John Paine Road where a roundabout will be installed.

Two lanes of traffic will be open until Feb. 2021, and then it will be reduced to only one lane of westbound traffic from John Paine Road to I-35W. A detour route will be established using Taylor Road and Old Justin Road. Argyle ISD Communications will continue to keep our families updated regarding the road construction project.

Early Release Days Next Week

Eagle families, don't forget early release days on all campuses will be Wednesday and Thursday next week. Friday, Dec. 18 will begin the first day of winter break.

Check This Out! Tree-Carved "A" Now Featured!

The next time you are driving by Argyle High School or leaving the campus, look right next to the school marquee. There is a tree carving of a giant capital "A" for Argyle. This "A" was carved into the stump of a dead tree that the Argyle ISD maintenance department recently cut down.

This is all the impressive handy work of new Argyle ISD maintenance supervisor Gustavo Perez, who sculpted this in about 20 minutes with a chainsaw. Gustavo started in the district just a few months ago and has done stump sculptors before including one at his home and his last district in Calliburg.

School Board Regular Meeting Monday, Dec. 14

The Argyle ISD Board of Trustees will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and are live-streamed. The meeting will be available on Argyle ISD's YouTube channel.

The meeting agenda will be available Friday on the Argyle ISD website. Click here to find meeting agendas.

Get Ready! Ugly Sweater Day Next Tuesday

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Join The Eagle Team!

Argyle ISD is seeking exceptional substitute teachers and student nutrition staff to join our outstanding team in serving our Eagle students. For those interested in joining a great team at a great place to work, click here to apply. Also, please share this link with those you know that might be interested in joining Argyle ISD!

AMS Hosting Coat Drive Through Dec. 15

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Argyle ISD COVID-19 Cases Dashboard Updated Daily

Argyle ISD is providing a COVID-19 Cases Dashboard which is updated by 6 p.m. daily. Click here to visit the COVID-19 Screening page for more information regarding lab-confirmed cases and requirements by the student or staff member before returning to school/work.


Click here for a listing of COVID-19 testing locations in the area.

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What's Happening At AMS? Watch the News!

AMS News Ep. 8

NJHS Contest Raises Money For Staff Gifting

The National Junior Honor Society raised money with students voting on who was the Merriest Santa & Jolliest Elf this week. The donations raised help to provide gifts for the AMS custodial staff who have worked so hard this fall helping keep the campus clean and safe. The Merriest Santa was David Peddy and the Jolliest Elf was Edie Collins.

Eagles Battle Canyon For State Berth

The No. 1 state-ranked Argyle Eagles (14-0) are headed to the Class 4A Division I State Semifinals!


The Eagles, one victory away from reaching the state championship, face Canyon at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Abilene Christian University. Get all the details about the game below:


ARGYLE (14-0) vs. CANYON (12-1)

Kickoff: Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Site: Abilene Christian University's Wildcat Stadium (Oliver Jackson Blvd, Abilene, TX 79601)

Tickets: Click here to purchase.

Parking: $5 (cash only/lots surrounding stadium only) Lots further away are free

Webcast: TexanLive.com
Note: No clear bag policy, seatbacks and shakers are allowed.

Photo credit: Nicholas West, The Talon News

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Lady Eagles & Eagles Host Hoops Action Friday

The Argyle Eagles and Lady Eagles will host non-district games Friday night at Eagle gym. Fans must purchase tickets online using the GoFan website or app. Click here to visit the Argyle HS GoFan website.


The Lady Eagles face Bowie at 6:15 p.m. and the Eagles play Van Alstyne at 7:30 p.m.

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Argyle High School Phase II Drone Footage November
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Always Stay Connected to Argyle ISD!

The Argyle ISD Communications Department utilizes social media as an important tool in sharing news, alerts, accolades, photos and videos for our parents, students and community. These resources help us share the great work done by our teachers and students on a daily basis. Please partner with us and be sure to follow Argyle ISD on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube with the handle @ArgyleISD. #TogetherWeAreArgyle
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Argyle Independent School District

Argyle ISD is a fast-growth public school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with more than 3,700 students and 400 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.