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September 25, 2020 • aledoisd.org

District Celebrates Start With Hello Week Sept. 21-25

Aledo High School Treble Choir Earns National Honor

The Aledo High School Treble Choir was honored recently as one of eight national winners – and one of four from the high school division – in the 2020 Mark of Excellence National Choral Honors competition sponsored by The Foundation for Music Education.


The Mark of Excellence is a national music competition that recognizes music programs and their ensembles for high standards in performance. This year’s competition had 145 entries from 38 states in categories for choral, wind band, orchestra, jazz and percussion.


Read more here.

Aledo-Weatherford Game Day Saturday

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Aledo Bearcats vs. Weatherford Roos

3:30 p.m. • Saturday, Sept. 26 • Globe Life Park in Arlington


Ladycats Volleyball off to a Great Start

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The Aledo High School Ladycats volleyball teams are off to a great start! We want to remind fans that we are limiting in-person attendance at all volleyball matches to family only. We are also continuing to follow our district health and safety protocols:


  • Please self-screen and stay at home with any COVID-19-like symptoms.
  • Wearing a face covering is required upon entrance and throughout the contest.
  • Families seated together should distance themselves from any other group sitting on the same row. You will also see every other row is blocked off to allow for distancing.


We are hoping to have the ability to live stream some of our volleyball matches in the near future - stay tuned for more news on that front.


Thank you for doing your part in helping make sure our student-athletes are able to continue to participate and have a memorable year.


View pictures of the Ladycats Senior Day ceremony and five-set win over Abilene Wylie on Sept. 19 here.

Aledo ISD Administration Building Voting Site for Special Election for Senate District 30

There is an important Texas Senate election happening right now as Governor Greg Abbott called a Special Election to fill the Senate District 30 seat vacated by Pat Fallon. Please take the time to learn about the candidates and plan for a time to vote.


To find out if you live in Senate District 30, enter your home address into this website and scroll down until you see the number for your Texas Senate District. Senate District 30 includes all of Parker and Wise Counties, and parts of Denton and Collin Counties.


The Aledo ISD administration building is an Election Day site for the Special Election for Senate District 30. Voters will enter on the east side of the administration building and will see reserved parking spaces on the east side near the entrance. Election Day is Tuesday, Sept. 29, and polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Deadline to Request to Change Instructional Models Oct. 2

Any student wishing to change instructional models for the second nine-week grading cycle -- from remote to in person or from in person to remote - must notify the district two weeks prior to the next grading cycle. The deadline to request a change in instructional models for the first nine weeks is Friday, Oct. 2.


No changes will be granted between October 2 and October 19. The next deadline to request to change instructional models will be Friday, Dec. 4, which is two weeks before the end of the second nine-week grading cycle.


If you do not want to change instructional models for the second nine-week grading cycle, you do not need to take any action as your child will remain in their current instructional model for the second nine-week grading cycle.


If you wish to request to change instructional models, please use the following form depending on which campus your student attends by Friday, Oct. 2:

Coder Instructional Model Change Form
McCall Instructional Model Change Form
Stuard Instructional Model Change Form
Vandagriff Instructional Model Change Form
Walsh Instructional Model Change Form
McAnally Instructional Model Change Form
AMS Instructional Model Change Form
DNGC Instructional Model Change Form
AHS Instructional Model Change Form
ALC Instructional Model Change Form


Please contact your campus principal if you have any questions.

Cafeteria News!

NEXT WEEK: BLAST OFF WITH A HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCH AT AISD!

Eat a school meal and try a free sample of something new! Healthy and nutritious, school lunches always include lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, veggies and calcium!


MEALS FOR BEARCATS UPDATE

The Aledo ISD has updated its Meals for Bearcats schedule for remote-learning students. Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 22, remote-learning students can pickup five breakfasts and five lunches from 7-9 a.m. every Tuesday at McCall Elementary ONLY. Meal cost is the current meal status rate (free/reduced/paid), and students do not need to be present to pickup food. Please call the Aledo ISD Child Nutrition department for more information or questions at 817-441-5142.


FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEAL APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Applications for free and reduced-price meals are now available! Families can go to www.schoollunchapp.com to apply. Click here for information about Free and Reduced-Price Meals: English | Spanish

Virtual Curriculum Nights For DNGC, AHS & ALC Monday! Information To Join Will be Shared by Your Campus

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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

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Gold Level Sponsors
Brookshire's
JW Mechanical Systems

Silver Level Sponsors
Aledo InterBank

Camp Fire
City of Willow Park

Dippin' Dots

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce
Slade & Nash

Your Personal Chef

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.

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