AMS Weekly Update

October 25, 2021

The Musselwhite Memo

Happy Monday, AMS families! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. This week is Red Ribbon Week. Staff and students are encouraged to join in on the daily themes (posted below).


Also, as part of our student recognition program, we are accepting nominations for Community Champions. Each month we celebrate students who are making a difference in our community (outside of school). To nominate a student, please click the link below!


As always, thank you for your ongoing support of AMS! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out! Remember to be the difference and have a great Bearcat day!

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Red Ribbon Week History - Middle/High School

Athletic Events This Week

AMS Tennis - Monday

Our Tennis Team competes today in Brock!


AMS Volleyball-Monday

Our 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball Teams will complete their season tonight against Brewer! Both 7th and 8th Grade teams will play at Aledo High School. Go Ladycats!


AMS Football-Tuesday

8th Grade Teams will travel to Everman. B and C Teams will be combined and games will begin at 6:00 PM at Everman High School. Tickets can be purchased on Tuesday beginning at 8:00 AM online at evermanathletics.com Click on tickets in the upper right side of the screen. You may also purchase tickets at the gate with a credit card. No cash will be accepted at the gate.


7th Grade A and B Teams will play at HOME against Everman beginning at 5:00. Spectators are welcome, but must be in the stands. Only players, cheerleaders, coaches, sponsors, and student media will be permitted on the track/field. 7th Grade C Team will travel to Burleson Hughes and play at 5:00. Ticket information for this game can be found here: https://www.burlesonisd.net/Page/3438

Employees of the Month

Thank you Mark Laudenheimer and Brookshire's for supporting our Employee of the Month!

Congratulations, Mrs. Jones (September) and Mrs. Newell (November)!

Student Device Information

We recently started seeing issues with students accessing Canvas (and other district apps) from a personal device. After researching the issue, we found that these students were logged into Chrome with a personal account rather than their Aledo ISD account. The issues only started popping up after a recent Google Chrome update that occurred a few weeks ago. Going forward, please instruct your students who have personal devices to make sure they’re logged into Chrome with their Aledo ISD account if they’re having issues.


Here’s a link for additional information on how to determine which account you’re signed in with, as well as how to add an account.

https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9310144?hl=en

Volunteers

We are looking for Campus Volunteers! While we are under construction, we have limited volunteer opportunities - but there are definitely some areas that we could use your help! Please remember that volunteers in Aledo ISD must complete a background check. For more information, click here . Also, to sign-up for volunteer opportunities at AMS, click the button below! Thank you!

Student Volunteers for Food Drive

We are looking for student volunteers for the Aledo PTO Food Drive! If you would like to volunteer - please sign up below!
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Free After-School COVID-19 Testing Available for AISD Students and Staff

AISD is excited to announce a new COVID testing option to staff members and students beginning next week. For students and staff who may be sick or needing a test to return from a quarantine restriction or would like to test after they have been in close contact with someone who is COVID-19-positive, we will now be offering an after-school COVID-19 testing option. This new after-school testing option will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Details below:


When: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday that is a school day (for either students or staff) from 4-6 p.m.; Walk-ins only, no appointments. Begins Wednesday, Oct. 13.


Where: Nurse’s clinic at Vandagriff Elementary School, located at 408 FM 1187 S in Aledo. Enter through Door #4 that faces Aledo Middle School on the south side of the building (see map below).


What: Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Tests will be performed at this clinic and results should be available in approximately 15-30 minutes.


Cost: There will be no cost for students or staff for tests at the after-school clinic


Consent: Consent from parent or guardian will be required for anyone under the age of 18 to receive a COVID-19 test at the after-school clinic. Required forms will be available at the clinic or you can download and print the form here to fill out before arriving.
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Circle of Greatness Nomination Form

We want to recognize staff members who go above and beyond in their service to others with our Circle of Greatness Award. Tell us about your experience with an Aledo ISD team member who is Growing Greatness!!