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OCTOBER 9 | 2020

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#ThankAPrincipal: October Marks National Principals Month

During this month, Argyle ISD will honor the outstanding principals on the five campuses in Argyle ISD. These leaders are doing an amazing job during very challenging times and are working diligently to serve teachers, staff and our Eagle students. Our principals are dedicated to inspiring, motivating, leading, encouraging and providing a safe learning environment every day for our students. The district will take time to honor them this month for all their hard work, long hours and dedication to making our campuses special places.

Principals in Argyle ISD include:
Dr. Dawn Jordan, Argyle Intermediate (pictured, top row)
Scott Gibson, Argyle Middle School
Dona Lumsden, Hilltop Elementary (middle row)
John King, Argyle High School (bottom row)
Renee Funderburg, Argyle West

If you have an opportunity, be sure to send these Eagle leaders a special thank you or a simple wave in person to show your appreciation for the jobs they are doing!

School Holiday Monday, Oct. 12

Eagle Reminder: Monday, Oct. 12 is Columbus Day and a student and staff holiday. All campuses and district facilities will be closed. The district offices and campuses will resume regular schedules on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Have a safe and fun day off this Monday!

Also, Monday, Oct. 19 will be a student holiday and serve as a teacher professional development day.

Eagle Basketball Team Receives State Rings!

The Argyle Eagle basketball team received their UIL Class 4A state championship rings last Friday during a special celebration at Argyle High School.

The Eagles had their state championship tournament appearance cut short last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the summer, the UIL honored all the state qualifying teams with state championship trophies and Friday they received their awesome new rings.

Congratulations to Coach Perkins and his Eagles on a great run during the 2019-2020 season! The Eagles went 33-4 and earned their 4th trip to the state tournament.

Argyle ISD Police Department Earns National Award!

The Argyle ISD Police Department received a distinguished national recognition recently. The department was chosen as the National Association of School Resource Officers Model Agency for 2020.

The department was recognized through the application of the Triad Concept of school-based policing and fulfills the NASRO mission of creating safer schools and safer students through innovative and resourceful service and strategies.

"We are very proud of this award and we hope that Argyle ISD Police Department can truly be a model for the rest of the country for school-based law enforcement," Argyle ISD Police Chief Paul Cairney said. "Our goal is not only the safety and security of our Eagles, but helping students grow in the right direction through this time of life."

The Argyle ISD PD was honored during the Opening Ceremonies at the virtual 30th Annual NASRO School Safety Conference in August. The department will also be honored at the 2021 School Safety Conference.

The Argyle ISD Police Department has been serving and protecting Eagle students, staff and the community since being approved by the School Board in 2013. The department is led by Chief Cairney.

PSAT for Juniors Held Wednesday

Next Wednesday, Oct. 14 registered AHS juniors will be taking the PSAT. The following are reminders for test day...

-Report directly to your testing location Wednesday morning. Bookbags will be kept in the main gym.

-Bring snacks and water. There are two 5-minute breaks for snacks.

-Cell phones, smartwatches and other electronic devices are not allowed in the testing room and should be stored in your backpack.

-Bring your College Board approved calculator.

Calculator Information

-Talking is not permitted during the test or breaks.

-Mechanical pencils are not permitted. Pencils will be provided.

-Students will be released for lunch following the exam.

For more information, review the 2020 PSAT Study Guide that you were provided during the pre-administration process.

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, Oct. 13

The Argyle ISD School Board Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Place 1 and Place 2 will include a candidate race and Place 3 is unopposed. The election was originally scheduled to be held in May, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and closures. The Argyle ISD website includes information regarding the election and the candidates for the three places up for election.

The PTAs have also provided a Board Election Candidate Virtual Forum which is presented in these videos for Place 1 and Place 2. In Place 3, incumbent Sam Slaton is running unopposed.
Argyle ISD School Board Candidate Forum - Place 1
Argyle ISD School Board Candidate Forum - Place 2

AHS 2020 Homecoming King & Queen!

This year's Argyle High School Homecoming Court was announced at halftime of the Melissa game on Friday, Oct. 2. Congratulations to the new Homecoming King Gunner St. Romaine and Queen Sydney Standifer!

Photo credit: The Talon News
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Majestics Hosting Sock Drive

The AHS Majestics Dancers kicked off their sock drive this week. They have placed boxes just inside the front entrance of each campus in Argyle ISD. All sock donations will be delivered to a shelter in Fort Worth. AHS Majestics Dance Team member Aly Allen helped deliver the donation boxes around the district this week!

Keeping Community Updated Regarding COVID-19

Argyle ISD is committed to keeping our staff, families and community updated of COVID-19 cases in the district. The district is sharing regular updates to our staff and families regarding actives cases on our campuses. If you are not receiving these email notifications please contact the Director of Communications, Rick Herrin at rherrin@argyleisd.com.

Argyle ISD is providing a COVID-19 Cases Dashboard which is updated 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.

The COVID-19 webpages also include helpful information regarding testing locations in the area and nurses contact information.

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Join The Eagle Team!

Here's a great way to join the Eagle team! The Argyle ISD Student Nutrition department is hiring new team members now. Come join the district and help in nourishing the future. If you are interested, please contact Director of Student Nutrition, Amy Bresnahan at abresnahan@argyleisd.com.

Eagle Gameday at Anna

The No. 1-state-ranked Argyle Eagles (5-0) hit the road this week and face Anna. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Coyote Stadium in Anna. The Eagles are coming off a 48-28 homecoming victory last week against Melissa.

Argyle coach Todd Rodgers will be seeking his 200th career win tonight vs. Anna. The Eagles will also look to extend their 56-game consecutive district win streak.

TICKETS: Available for purchase on the Anna website - click here.

COYOTE STADIUM: 892 South Interurban Street - Anna, Texas 75409
: YouTube - click here.

GameDay Photo credit: The Talon News, Nicholas West

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Lady Eagle Volleyball Faces Decatur

The Argyle Lady Eagles' volleyball team travels to face Decatur at 4:30 p.m. today. The Lady Eagles are coming off a road victory on Tuesday against Lake Worth. Argyle is currently 16-7 overall and 4-4 in district.

Click here to follow the Lady Eagles on Twitter.

Argyle Tennis Blanks Bowie

The Argyle Eagle tennis team had a big win earlier this week blanking Bowie 19-0. The Eagles return to action next Tuesday against Krum on Senior Night. It will be the last home and district match of the season. Argyle is also ranked No. 7 in the state by the Texas Tennis Coaches Association.

Click here to follow Argyle Tennis on Twitter.

Argyle Archery Registration DEADLINE OCT. 12!

The registration deadline is approaching for Eagles in grades 4-12 to participate in Argyle Archery. Get registered by Oct. 12 and the season begins on Oct. 13. Archery offers great fun and the chance to be part of a highly-competitive team that participates in local, state, national and world competitions.

Visit argylearchery.com for more information. Space is limited.

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Majestics Spirit Sign Sales!

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Argyle Holiday Market - November 7 at AHS Indoor Activity Center

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Five Helpful Apps for Back-to-School in Fall of 2020

Back-to-school in the Fall of 2020 has all of us feeling a bit concerned, uncomfortable, and unsure; however, our kids are looking to us to provide the stability and reassurance that they need and expect. While internally we may be panicking and overwhelmed, we are all trying to present a calm outlook for our kids. Many of us have now taken on the job of “learning coach” or even “homeschool teacher” to our ever-increasing list of roles.

Luckily, technology has kept up with those demands as well and there are Apps which are here to make our lives a little easier.

Here are a few that look useful for this Fall:

  • Headspace - this is a meditation app designed for kids. It is user friendly, has fun cartoons, and teaches kids how to meditate. Available on iphone, ipad, Apple Watch and Android and costs $12.99/month or $94.99/year.
  • Freedom - this app blocks all of those apps which are so addictive and steal your time from you - social media, shopping, video games, etc. Allow you to choose which sites you want to block and which to allow. Available as software, on iPhone and Android and costs $6.99/month or $119/lifetime.
  • myHomework - this app helps keep track of assignments, projects, and tests, tracks classes, reminds you when assignments are due, and easily syncs between all devices. Available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Android and as a Google Chrome App. It is free.
  • 30/30 - A basic task timer. This app lets you know when to move on to the next task. Perfect for those who are goal-oriented or for those of us who need to know when it is time to take a break. Available on iPhone iPad, and Android. It is free.
  • Bookly - this is a reading app which allows kids to keep track of the books that they read, the number of pages read, and the amount of time spent reading. Kids can scan the ISBN number and the app lets kids save notes and key quotes. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android and it is free.

These are just a few apps which can help you and your kids this year but there are others out there. Ultimately you have to decide what you need for you and your family, but don’t feel guilty for looking to technology for help. We all could use some help right now and if it is as easy as an app then let’s use it.

Have a great Back-to-School and great Fall 2020.

Provided by – Homework in a Café

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Interested in Adopting A Campus?

If you are interested in adopting one of the available campuses for this nine weeks, please email Director of Marketing, Pamela Arrington at parrington@argyleisd.com. We would love to get your business, non-profit or organization involved in the AISD Eagle Partner Program.

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 high-performing public school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with more than 3,500 students and 400 employees. The District includes five campuses. Argyle ISD is a 10-time UIL Lone Star Cup Champion.