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March 25, 2021 •

Aledo ISD Student Holiday & Staff PL/Flex Day April 2; All buildings closed

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Important upcoming dates and info:

  • Friday, April 2 is a Student Holiday/PL Flex Day for Aledo ISD. There will be no school and all buildings will be closed.
  • The district has submitted the waiver approved by the AISD Board of Trustees to the TEA for the instructional days missed for the mid-February winter storm. At this point, we anticipate that there will be no school on April 16 and May 17, the Bad Weather Makeup Days on the 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar.
  • The Aledo ISD is working on Summer Camp information, including athletic camps and Camp Fire. We will release details soon, so stay tuned!
  • We will also be releasing information about Pre-K and Kindergarten Roundup for the 2021-2022 school year as soon as details are finalized!
  • Thursday, April 1, 2021, is the last day to register to vote for the May 1, 2021, Uniform Election. You can confirm that you're registered to vote or you can register to vote at

2021-2022 AISD Instructional Calendar Approved

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Aledo Welding Students Set Record at San Antonio Show

Aledo High School students Sean McCarthy and Corbin Haber were featured on NBC last week after their 16-foot utility trailer that they named Miss Betty sold for a record $28,500 at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Ag Mechanics Show.

Watch the NBC story here.

Last weekend, McCarthy, Haber and Miss Betty continued their run of success with a second-place finish out of 450 students in Showmanship at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

AHS senior Wyatt Pritchard also had a second-place finish with his gooseneck trailer while McCarthy and Haber finished third with their trailer.

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Bond Picture of the Week

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If you've driven through town, you've probably noticed the construction prep around Aledo Middle School. As has been communicated previously to AMS parents, please park on the north side of the campus near the football field if you need to pickup your student during the school day. The front lot is now being used as a bus loop, and the handicap parking spots are available for use in that lot, too.

You're Invited: Groundbreaking for new McAnally Middle School April 6

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Good luck Ladycats, Bearcats Soccer in Bi-Distrct Playoff Matches!

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Watch This: Parenting University Videos

The Aledo ISD hosted a virtual Parenting University "Parenting Through Challenging Times" in partnership with the Aledo ISD PTO on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. See below videos from the following sessions:

Aledo ISD Celebrates Youth Art Month!

Congrats AMS Bands - Sweepstakes for all 3 Bands at 2021 UIL Concert & Sightreading Assessment Competition!

Register Now for Beginner Band Fair for Current 5th-Grade Students

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is coordinating the rollout and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines all across Texas. They have created a COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for Texas which includes phases that identify groups of individuals eligible to receive the vaccine first, and then next and so on.

The Department of State Health Services also provides a map of locations all around the state showing where providers of the vaccine can be found. Anyone eligible to receive the vaccine now can reach out directly to any of these providers to verify eligibility, and request an appointment time to begin the vaccination series. The DSHS map can be accessed here.

Individuals seeking the vaccine do not need to go to their doctor or PCP nor even get the vaccine in the area or county in which they live. Here is where you can find information about COVID-19 vaccines in Parker and Tarrant counties:

Thank you 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 Bearcat Backers!

Platinum Level


K&M Elevator

Myser Orthodontics
Plains Captial Bank

Stroud Pediatric Dentistry


Gold Level Sponsors

Christi James - TWFG Insurance Services

JW Mechanical Systems

Silver Level Sponsors
Aledo InterBank

ARK Family Dentistry

Camp Fire

City of Aledo

City of Willow Park

Cook Children's Physician Network - Willow Park

Dippin' Dots

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce

Paradigm Wealth Management - Christopher Roberts

Reading Friends Aledo

Slade & Nash

Your Personal Chef

Circle of Greatness Nomination Form

Do you want to recognize an employee for going above and beyond and embodying #GrowingGreatness? Nominate them today for the Aledo ISD Circle of Greatness!

COVID-19 Reporting Form

Please complete this form if a student or employee has ever tested positive, shown symptoms or been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Aledo Independent School District

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