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January 7, 2021 •

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Happy New Year, Bearcats!

We were excited to welcome back our Bearcats this week both in person and remotely. We hope you had a safe and restful break and are ready for the Spring semester!

Please remember we are continuing to follow all health and safety protocols, including wearing face coverings on our campuses and while riding a school bus, just as we did last semester. It is important to remember if your child is sick and/or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 that you report that on our COVID-19 Reporting Form (below) and also keep your child home from school.

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.

January is School Board Recognition Month

We are excited to recognize our outstanding Aledo ISD Board of Trustees for School Board Recognition Month! Throughout the month of January, we will be showcasing our seven Aledo ISD Trustees. Please click on the images below to learn more about Trustee Jessica Brown and Board Secretary Forrest Collins.

Thank you to Amy Jasso, Aledo High School senior and communications graphic design intern, for all of our School Board Recognition Month graphics.

Ladycats, Bearcats hoops start district play

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The Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats basketball teams are moving into District 5-5A play this week! Did you know that you can watch Ladycats and Bearcats home games (as well as select AMS 8th grade basketball games) through the NFHS streaming service? Click here to see which games are coming up on NFHS.

Both basketball teams face Granbury tomorrow (Friday): the Ladycats host Granbury at 4:30 p.m. at AHS and the Bearcats travel to play at Granbury at 6:30 p.m.

Find the Aledo Ladycats basketball schedule here (subject to change). And view the Bearcats basketball schedule here (subject to change).

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Football Gameday: Aledo vs. Wichita Falls Rider

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Aledo (11-1) vs. Wichita Falls Rider (11-2)

Class 5A Division II State Semifinals

7 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 8 • Apogee Stadium, Denton

  • Radio: 92.1 Hank FM

  • Streaming: NFHS

Congratulations AHS Band All-Region Band Members!


Join us in congratulating the outstanding Aledo band program that had 56 members selected for this year's All-Region Band! Among that group are 17 students who are advancing to the area round for an opportunity to join one of the TMEA All-State ensembles.

These 17 students are advancing to the area round:

  • Flute: Annie Fritz, Libby Clements, Jane Claire Anderson
  • Oboe: Nate Michaelis, Lainey Streetman
  • Clarinet: Grace Flora
  • Bass Clarinet: Allison Maruschack, Nolan Golden
  • Bassoon: Daniel Lasater
  • Alto Saxophone: Ben Cannell, Carson White
  • Tenor Saxophone: Gerardo Olazaran
  • Trumpet: Ben Martin
  • French Horn: Raymond Polexi
  • Trombone: Tayton Crutsinger
  • Euphonium: Thomas Bolf, Gavin Daves
  • Alternates: Collin Dover (Bari Sax), Natalie Durrington (Trumpet), Ashlyn Bailey (Percussion)

AISD Trustees Approve Updated 2020-2021 Calendar

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The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees approved an updated 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar in December, adding two new teacher work days/student holidays in the Spring semester.

With the new calendar, students will be off on Friday, Feb. 12 and Monday, March 22.

Read more here.

Applications are open for community members to apply for the AISD Attendance Zone Committee

Applications have opened for community members to apply to be on the 2021 Aledo ISD Attendance Zone Committee.

The purpose of the Attendance Zone Committee is to represent the Aledo ISD community in the study of data related to projected student enrollment growth, campus student capacity, safety, transportation, current and planned transportation infrastructure, and geographic location of planned development in the district, in recommending to the Board of Trustees new attendance zones for elementary and middle schools.

Learn more about the details of the committee and find the link to apply at Applications are due on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

Nurtition News!

Add some zest to your life!

All Cafeterias will feature Texas grown Citrus in January! Citrus contains Vitamin C, which strengthens your immune system. Citrus is also low in calories but high in fiber as well as other nutrients that help protect against a variety of illness, including cancer and heart disease!

Become a Bearcat Backer for 2020-2021!

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!

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