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OCTOBER 23 | 2020

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Four Eagles Earn Commended Recognition

Four Argyle High School seniors have received special recognition for their outstanding academic performances.


Eagles Archisha Biswas, Isabelle Gilbert, Peyton Deffenbaugh and Billy Mykel have been named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are being honored for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their performance on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.


These Eagles placed among the top 50,000 scorers of the 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2019 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Over. 1.5 million students took the test last October and entered the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Pictured left to right: Isabelle Gilbert, Billy Mykel, Archisha Biswas and Peyton Deffenbaugh.

Click here to read more about the college plans of these seniors.

AHS Choir Sets Record With All-Region Selections

The Argyle High School Choir set a record this week! They had 20 members who were chosen Texas Music Educators Association All-Region!

These Eagles have been preparing since July and for the third year in a row have set a record for the number of students earning All-Region. They will advance to the second round of the All-State process.
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Next Week Marks Red Ribbon Week

Argyle ISD campuses will be recognizing Red Ribbon Week next week starting on Monday. All campuses will be participating in the annual drug awareness program. Each day will have a themed day with a specific awareness focus. Please be sure to see your campus communications regarding next week's themed days.

School Board Honors Principals & HR Staff

During Monday night's Argyle ISD Regular Board meeting, Trustees honored the district's five principals during National Principals Month. During the month, the district is taking time to recognize the dedication, leadership and commitment of these outstanding administrators.

Dona Lumsden, AISD Hilltop Elementary School
Renee Funderburg, AISD Argyle West Elementary
Dr. Dawn Jordan, AISD Intermediate School
Scott Gibson, AISD Middle School
John King, AISD High School

Trustees also recognized Texas Education Human Resources Day and the HR staff of Deputy Superintendent Chris Daniel and administrative assistant Jennifer James. We appreciate their outstanding work in recruiting and hiring the best teachers and staff to serve our Eagles! The principals and HR staff were all presented with baseball caps and shirts from HPSUPPLY and cookies from Tiff's Treats in Highland Village.

Early Voting Held Through Oct. 30

Early voting is here! Early voting in the November general election will be held through Oct. 30. The following information includes early voting locations/times for the Argyle ISD community:


October 23-24: Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

October 25: Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

October 26 - 30: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Nearby Early Voting Locations:
Argyle Town Hall

308 Denton St East

Argyle, TX 76226


Denton County Southwest Courthouse

6200 Canyon Falls Dr

Flower Mound, TX 76226


Northlake Town Hall

1500 Commons Circle - Ste 300

Northlake, TX 76226


Information regarding the Argyle ISD School Board Election can be found on the ArgyleISD.com website - click here for more details. The PTA/PTOs 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

Latest Information Regarding COVID-19 Cases

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.


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

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Eagle Gameday: Argyle Travels to Face Terrell

The No. 1 state-ranked Argyle Eagles (7-0) travel to face Terrell on Friday night. Get out your cold weather Eagle gear for tonight's game as Argyle looks to stay undefeated!

Kickoff Time: 7:30 PM
Site: Memorial Stadium, Terrell

Location: 1300 W Moore Ave, Terrell, TX 75160
Watch Live: https://bit.ly/31ExyuN

Argyle Tennis Playoff Bound!

The Argyle Eagle tennis team is headed for the playoffs. The Eagles earned the District Championship and were scheduled to finish district play Friday.

Argyle will face Stephenville at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 in the Class 4A bi-district round at Tarleton State University. Click here to follow the tennis team on Twitter.

Cross Country Teams Compete at District Meet Monday

The Argyle Eagles boys' and girls' cross country teams will compete in the District 7-4A meet on Monday, Oct. 26 at Reunion Grounds in Decatur. Recently, the Eagles and Lady Eagles competed at the Assault at Eagle Summit at Decatur High School.

The Eagles took first place with a total score of 31. Argyle held two of the top three positions with Mason White in second and Tyler Westrom in third. Gage Green was fifth and Joseph Davenport was seventh giving Argyle four top-10 finishers.

The Lady Eagles took third led by top-10 finishers with Alexandra Johnson in second, Amaris McCasland took fifth and Avery Doyle was eight. Top-20 finishes included Avery Junk in 16th and Priscilla Husby in17th.

Argyle Holiday Market - Nov. 7 at AHS Indoor Activity Center

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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.

Support the Argyle Band - Saturday at Kimzey's Coffee!

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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.