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NOVEMBER 18 | 2021

Special Board Meeting Nov. 30 - Elementary Rezoning

The Argyle ISD Board of Trustees approved postponing a decision on the new elementary rezoning during the Monday, Nov. 15 regular Board meeting. A Special Board Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 30 and elementary rezoning will be a discussion item only at the meeting. The open meeting starts at 7 p.m. Time will be allotted for public comments.


The rezoning is needed as a result of the new Elementary #3 opening in Canyon Falls at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. The meeting will be live-streamed to the district's YouTube Channel.


Click here to view the proposed rezoning map.

Thanksgiving Break Next Week!

All campuses and offices will be closed next week for the Thanksgiving holiday. Schools will be closed from Monday, Nov. 22 to Friday, Nov. 26. All students will return to their regular schedules on Monday, Nov. 29. Argyle ISD wishes all of our students, parents and community a great Thanksgiving break.
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RECORD-SETTING EAGLE BAND!

The Argyle Eagle Band is now in a class all by itself!

In record-setting fashion, the Eagle Band won the University Interscholastic League Class 4A Marching Band State Championship on Nov. 10, 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

This marked Argyle High School's eighth state championship which vaulted the Eagles to becoming the winningest band in state history regardless of classification.

"This is a testament to the generations of students, staff, administration, parents, and community that pour their love into the program." Argyle ISD Director of Bands Jason Bird said. "We are humbled to come home with the eighth state championship for the Argyle Band."

Click here to read more!

Talon News Making News!

Students from Argyle High School's journalism classes and the Talon News recently attended the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention in Philadelphia. These talented Eagles earned several national awards at the event.


Best of Show Website, Staff - 4th
Best of Show 1st place Broadcast News Program - Sloan Dial & Staff
Philadelphia Stories Superior Winners Sam Mykel, Ashley Henderson
Superior & NSPA Sports Photos and Photo of the Year - Nick West
JEA winners - Brenna Walters HM, Alex Daggett Excellent, Josh Fritz Superior, Sloan Dial Excellent in Documentary Video story, Angela Castor HM advertising design

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District Releasing Survey for Parent & Community Feedback

Watch for an online anonymous survey coming soon for all parents and community. This survey by Argyle ISD is intended to gather feedback regarding the district's significant growth and the planning for future facilities. This information will be vital for the community-led Bond & Growth Planning Committee which is currently evaluating enrollment figures, district finances and facilities in building a bond program to present to the School Board in January 2022.


The district will also mail postcards with a QR code to access the survey link online.


Click here to read more about the BGPC and view presentations from their meetings.

New Insights Magazine Now Available!

The latest issue of Insights magazine is now available at the campuses and is being distributed to all staff and students. Be sure to pick up the latest copy which includes these features below and more.


  • UIL Lone Star Cup Championship
  • AHS National Merit Semifinalists
  • AHS' New Coffee Bar
  • Eagle Basketball Team Receiving Title Rings
  • New School Year Messages from Principals


Click here to view the online version of the magazine.

BGPC Update: Committee Tours Facilities

The Argyle ISD community-led Bond & Growth Planning Committee includes 24 members comprised of parents, staff and the community that are evaluating district facilities, enrollment figures and finances in building a bond package to present to the Board of Trustees.


Last week the committee meeting included a tour of the district to access the campuses and facilities. The next meeting - Thursday, Nov. 18 - will include a financial update from the district and the district's financial advisor.


Click here to learn more about the BGPC.

Mrs. Erin Turek Named Teacher of the Month at AMS - Congrats!

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Argyle ISD Eagle Partner, Kimberly Boales with the Impact Group - Keller Williams sponsors the AMS Teacher of the Month Program. This month she presented Mrs. Erin Turek with her gift and certificate for being chosen as the Teacher of the Month.


Congratulations Mrs. Turek for this honor!

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Argyle Education Foundation Hires Director of Development

The Argyle ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors has approved Cara Armstrong to lead the Foundation's fundraising efforts as its new Director of Development. She began with the district on Monday, Nov. 15.


Mrs. Armstrong brings more than 13 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising to her new role. Some of her primary tasks will include fundraising, donor relations, marketing and community relations.

Mrs. Armstrong came to AEF from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation where she was the Sr. Director of Development for the North Texas Chapter. Prior to that, Mrs. Armstrong was the Marketing and Media Relations Director for Texas Health Resources Huguley Hospital.

Mrs. Armstrong earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of North Texas. She and her husband, Ryan, have been married 10 years, have two children and live in Canyon Falls.

EAGLE PARTNER KIM REDING WITH MAGNOLIA REALTY TREATED THE TEACHERS AT AHS TODAY!

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Thank you Kim Reding for treating the teachers at AHS today with donuts, hot cocoa and coffee. It was a very special treat that the teachers all enjoyed.

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Join The Student Nutrition Team!

The Argyle ISD School Board recently raised the hourly starting rate for new Student Nutrition Department employees. Student Nutrition now pays $13.50 per hour for starting pay. If you are interested please visit ArgyleISD.com - click here to apply. Join a great team with great hours!

PALS Mentoring Younger Eagles at AIS!

COVID-19 Cases - Reporting & Dashboard

Argyle ISD is providing a COVID-19 dashboard to keep parents, staff, students and the community aware of the positive case totals at the campuses. The dashboard is updated by 6 p.m. each school day. The numbers are based on only cases confirmed through documentation with campus nurses.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DASHBOARD

PLAYOFF GAMEDAY: Eagles Face Kennedale in Area Round

The Argyle Eagles (10-1) will battle Kennedale in the Class 4A Division I area round playoff on Friday. The Eagles are coming off a 49-14 victory last Friday vs. Wilmer-Hutchins at Eagle Stadium in the first round.


The playoff will kick off at 7 p.m. at Chisholm Trail High School's Ranger Stadium in Saginaw. The game will be televised live on CW33.


TICKETS - https://www.emsisd.com/Page/48056

EAGLE AUDIO BROADCAST - http://sportsgram.net/

VIDEO BROADCAST - https://cw33.com/


Photo credit: Josh Fritz, Talon News

Lady Eagles Finish Memorable Year

It was a year to remember for the Lady Eagle volleyball team! Argyle finished the year as Class 4A Region I Finalists after falling to district rival Decatur last Saturday in Weatherford.


Under first-year coach Taryn Hill, the Lady Eagles had an impressive run in the playoffs and fell one victory shy of a state tournament berth. The Lady Eagles finished the year 31-13.

Basketball Seasons Underway for Eagles & Lady Eagles

The UIL basketball season has arrived for the Eagles & Lady Eagles! The Lady Eagles are currently 4--0 and are playing in the Brock Tournament this weekend. The Eagles are 1-1 and defeated Liberty Christian earlier this week. View the schedules below.


>Lady Eagles Basketball Schedule
>Eagle Basketball Schedule

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Happy Thanksgiving Eagles!

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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 4,200 students and 500 employees. The District includes five campuses. Argyle ISD is a 11-time UIL Lone Star Cup Champion. The Eagle Extra! Newsletter is produced by the Argyle ISD Communications & Marketing Department.

To submit stories or a possible photo of the week for consideration, contact Rick Herrin, Argyle ISD Director of Communications at communications@argyleisd.com.