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Argyle ISD Schools Closed Feb. 3-4

Due to the winter storm that arrived Wednesday evening, all Argyle campuses and offices are closed Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4. Students and staff will return Monday, Feb. 7 to regular schedules at campuses and offices.


District officials made the decision based on the freezing rain and frigid temperatures impacting our area. The safety of our students, staff and bus drivers is our top priority and the roads are very hazardous.


All after-school activities scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been canceled.

Please continue to follow Argyle ISD's social media accounts and the district website - argyleisd.com - for any possible schedule updates.

Eagle Snow Days!

Hey Eagles, share your snow day photos with us and the Argyle ISD community! Visit the Argyle ISD Official Facebook page and post your favorite snow day photo over the next two days. We will combine the photos and share all the great shots!

Stay safe and warm, Eagles!


Click HERE to post your photo!

National Letter of Intent Signing Day at AHS!

It was an exciting day for the future of 10 Argyle High School student-athletes on Wednesday. These Eagles signed scholarships with colleges and universities on National Letter of Intent Signing Day.

The event was held in the new auditorium at Argyle High School and the venue was packed with family, friends and coaches who joined in the celebration.


Click HERE to view the photos from the event.


Cheer (Stunt Team)

Rhylee Mullenix - Dallas Baptist University


Boys Soccer

Connor Webster - Colorado College


Girls Soccer
Kaley Robison - Brookhaven College


Football

Sheridan Wilson - Texas Tech University
Jett Copeland - Tyler Junior College
Austin Criswell - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Will Ramsey - Colorado School of Mines
Hayden Stewart - Eastern New Mexico University

Tennis

Drew Van Wyk - East Texas Baptist University


Track & Field (Pole Vault/Hurdles)
Mitchell Thompson - Washburn University

Bad Weather Days Update

The Argyle ISD school calendar is built on required instructional minutes. Three campuses have enough instructional minutes to cover January 14 (district-wide COVID-19 closure) and these two inclement weather days (Feb. 3-4).

Two campuses, Argyle High School and Argyle Intermediate, will be short 210 minutes due to hosting UIL meets. These two campuses will recover the time by adding five minutes daily during March and April.


The two bad weather makeup days will be student and staff holidays on Feb. 14 and April 14.

UIL Announces Realignment & Reclassification

The University Interscholastic Leagues announced the realignment and reclassification Thursday for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. Argyle is moving to Class 5A next year and will be classified as 5A Division II in football.


The Eagles will compete in football in the new seven-team District 3-5A that also includes Carrollton Creekview, Denton, Frisco Emerson, Frisco Independence, Frisco Memorial and Lake Dallas.


Argyle's basketball and volleyball teams will join the eight-team District 7-5A that also includes Colleyville Heritage, Denton, Denton Ryan, Grapevine, Lake Dallas Birdville and Richland. All other sports will likely be aligned in this district.


This school year marks Argyle's final campaign competing in Class 4A and the school is currently in first place in the UIL Lone Star Cup standings.

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Deadline Tuesday: Nominate An Eagle Teacher Today!

Join the Argyle Education Foundation in recognizing the amazing teachers in Argyle ISD! Please take a moment and nominate a teacher today for the Golden Eagle Award! Nominations are open through Tuesday, Feb. 8.


CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER(S)!


Winners will be announced for each campus and the elementary and secondary winners will interview for the Lisa M.Z. Teacher Excellence Award.

What An Honor! AHS Art Students Recognized Nationally

Three Argyle High School art students are being showcased nationally.

The artwork of Calli Patterson, Gia McKenna and Dakota Ray is being featured virtually at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) website (artedcators.org) through April 29, 2022. The exhibition showcases the work of talented artists who are members of the NAEA's National Art Honor Society/National Junior Art Honor Society.


The artwork "Nerves" by Ray, a sophomore, has been selected to be published in the Phi Delta Kappa educational journal Kappan.

From a record-breaking total of 1,665 submissions, 199 works representing 103 schools from 29 states and three countries outside the United States will be presented in our Virtual Exhibition.


Click HERE to read more.

Elementary Campuses Celebrate 100th Day!

It was a great opportunity to celebrate the 100th day of school on Wednesday just before the winter storm hit the area. The elementary campuses celebrated in a variety of ways as Argyle West and Hilltop Elementary School (students pictured) dressed up as seniors. Argyle Intermediate students dressed in neon to celebrate "100 days brighter."

Argyle ISD Bond 2022: What Is The Tax Impact?

The Argyle ISD Board of Trustees recently approved calling a bond election for May 7, 2022.

Trustees approved the community-led Bond & Growth Planning Committee's (BGPC) recommendation of a $267,885,000 bond proposal. The tax impact if the bond is approved would be $15 per $100,000 property value per year.

Estimated Property Value - Tax Impact Per Year
$300,000 - $45 per year
$500,000 - $75 per year
$700,000 - $105 per year


Proposition A - New Schools, Infrastructure, Safety Updates & Buses

  • Elementary School #4 - $39,433,000 (2024)
  • Elementary School #5 - $44,512,000 (2026)
  • New Middle School #1 - $103,515,000 (2025)
  • Funding for Future Land - $20,000,000
  • Design Fees for Middle School #2 - $4,975,000
  • Buses - $4,500,000
  • Furniture Refresh (Hilltop & Argyle Middle School) - $2,000,000
  • Safety & Security Updates - $1,000,000
  • Hilltop Elementary playground improvements - $500,000
  • Acoustic Sound Shell at AHS auditorium - $350,000
  • Technology Infrastructure - $300,000

Proposition B - Stadium

  • Stadium at Argyle High School in Canyon Falls - $26,915,000 (2024)


Proposition C - Indoor Activity Center

  • Indoor Activity Center at Argyle High School in Canyon Falls - $19,885,000 (2025)

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

School Board Trustee Application Deadline Feb. 18

Argyle ISD will hold a School Board Election on May 7. Two seats will be on the ballot - Place 6 and Place 7. These places are currently held by Brad Lowry (Place 6) and Jeff Williams (Place 7).


Applications can now be submitted for the Board Election and more information can be found on the Argyle ISD website. Click HERE for the Trustee application packet. The deadline to file for a place on the ballot is Feb. 18.

School Board Extends Superintendent's Contract

The Argyle ISD School Board unanimously approved the contract extension of Argyle ISD Superintendent Dr. Telena Wright during a special meeting earlier this week.


The Board approved Dr. Wright's contract through June 30, 2025. Dr. Wright has served as AISD Superintendent since 2009 and has successfully established a legacy of success as the district boasts 11 UIL Lone Star Cup championships. She has also helped the district navigate through the challenges of the pandemic while continuing to provide in-person learning.

"I appreciate the confidence the Board has shown in my leadership by extending my contract," Dr. Wright said. "The district has experienced many challenges in dealing with COVID-19 since early 2020. The Board has remained steadfast and supportive through these uncertain and challenging times."

Argyle Cheerleading Tryout Prep Clinics

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Top-Ranked Lady Eagles Claim District Championship

The No. 1 state-ranked and undefeated Lady Eagles claimed the District 7-4A championship last week with the victory against Krum 54-44. On Tuesday, the team celebrated Senior Night with a victory against Castleberry 78-18 to improve to 31-0 and 11-0 in district.


The Lady Eagles will close the regular season at Springtown on Feb. 8 at 6:15 p.m. The Eagles have three remaining games on the season and play at Springtown on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.

Argyle Wrestlers Shine at District, Send 11 to Region


The Argyle boys and girls wrestling teams had outstanding performances at the District 5-5A tournament. The following wrestlers have advanced to the Region 2-5A tournament.


Ashlynn Doyle - 5th

Jade Hernandez- 2nd

Emilia Hernandez - 3rd

Tenesan Nanna - 4th

Collin Griffeth - 3rd

Kenny Chapman -1st (pictured)

Logan Murdock - 4th

Milton Conner -3rd

Connor Smith - 4th

Corey Puckett - 2nd

Trenton Kelly - 2nd

Spring Tennis Off to Great Start

The Argyle Eagles spring tennis season is off to a fast start after a state finalist team season in the fall.


The Argyle Eagles posted a great finish at the Brock Tournament last week. The Top 8 girls and Top 8 boys all medaled! Drew Van Wyk & Elaina Hildner (pictured) and Rylee Johnson & Tristen Marlow were first-place winners in Mixed Doubles A & B.

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Argyle Youth Softball Registration Open

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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 an 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.


Email:
Communications@ArgyleISD.com
Website: argyleisd.com
Location: 800 Eagle Drive, Argyle, TX, USA
Phone: (940) 464-7241
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArgyleISD/
Twitter: @argyleisd
Instagram: @argyleisd

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