Bearcat Blast • November 10, 2022 • AledoISD.org
Congrats Circle of Greatness Fall Special Honorees!
Congratulations to the Aledo ISD Fall Circle of Greatness Special Honorees! We are excited to recognize these employees for embodying what it means to be #growinggreatness and to be #allinaledo for all of our students!
- Professional category: Emily Kelley, Walsh Elementary teacher
- Paraprofessional category: Javier Lopez, McAnally Middle School
- Auxiliary Category: Tom Black, bus driver, and Shelly Golden, bus aide
- Campus Guest Teacher Category: Ron Cook, AMS
Read more about why these amazing employees were nominated here.
Aledo Bond 2019 Video of the Week
This week's Bearcat Bond Update for the 2019 Bond is a big THANK YOU!
It's hard to believe, but it was three years ago last weekend that Aledo Bond 2019 passed, paving the way for so many transformative projects for Aledo ISD that provided much-needed learning spaces for our students!
Listen in as AHS senior Payne Wellman takes you through these projects that include new schools Annetta Elementary School and McAnally Middle School, major renovations and additions at Vandagriff Elementary and Aledo Middle School, and the new/reimagined Aledo ISD Child Development Center/AISD Early Childhood Academy.
Thank you, Aledo ISD community, for having the vision and the trust in the district to complete these projects and for always supporting the students of Aledo ISD!
2023-2024 Instructional Calendar Feedback Due 4 PM Nov. 11!
Aledo ISD Parents and Guardians: The Aledo ISD is seeking your feedback on the proposed 2023-2024 Instructional Calendar.
The instructional calendar draft process is outlined below:
Please use this Google form to provide feedback to DWEIC through 4 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022. As DWEIC is in the information/feedback-gathering process, please know that all survey responses will be shared with DWEIC.
AGC Minute, Episode 8: High School Discussion Continued
Community co-chairs Dan and Kelli talk about the continued high school discussion that occurred at the Aledo Growth Committee meeting that was on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.
Find more details about the AGC at aledoisd.org/AGC.
Also Save the Date for upcoming ACG Community Meetings! Meetings will both begin at 5:30 p.m. on December 6 and 8. Other details, including location, will be announced soon!
Celebrations: We're excited to recognize these AISD students and staff members!
Girls Cross Country 10th at State!
Congratulations Aledo Cross Country at STATE - we are so proud of you!!
The girls team finished 10th in the state in Class 5A!
Elizabeth Griffin - 21st at 19:11.1 (All-State)
Molly Garrison - 41st at 19:38.7
Sofia Brandenburg - 53rd at 19:51.8
Sidney Tillotson - 109th at 20:49.3
Aubrey Connelly - 137th at 21:59.2
Sadie Williams - 143rd at 22:21.0
Emily Lewis - 144th at 22:31.9
For the boys cross country team, Jack Fink finished 32nd overall in 16:23.8. Congratulations, Jack!
Congrats AISD Student-Athletes on Signing Day!
Please help us congratulate these student-athletes on signing a National Letter of Intent today to play sports in college on Wednesday!
- Madison Frank – Tarleton State University volleyball
- Alyssa Gonzalez – TCU volleyball
- Payton Hilmer – Harding University volleyball
- Mia Little – East Central University volleyball
- Texas Ray – Tulsa University softball
- Nathalie Touchet – University of Missouri softball
- Reagan Krajca – Stephen F. Austin State University soccer
- McKenna Vela – Dallas Baptist University soccer
- Clay Murador – Indiana University soccer
- Andrew Cambre – Centenary College of Louisiana baseball
- Bosten Dwinell – Grayson College baseball
- Brooks Dwinell – Grayson College baseball
- Bryce McCain – McLennan Community College baseball
View more pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aledobearcats/albums/72177720303556301
Coming up in Aledo ISD - Mark Your Calendars!
Bearcat Football Gameday vs. Shoemaker
Class 5A Division I Bi-District
Aledo vs. Killeen Shoemaker
- 7 PM
- Thursday, Nov. 10
- Bearcat Stadium
- All tickets are general admission! ONLINE ONLY: $6 adults; $4 students ($8 on gameday); https://www.aledosportsnetwork.com/HTtickets
- Clear bag policy: aledoisd.org/gameday
- Radio: 92.1 Hank FM
- Photo credit: DNG student Breleigh M.
Aledo District Fall Dance Show Nov. 17
Tickets are on sale now for the Aledo ISD District Fall Dance Show! You can purchase tickets online through Tuesday, Nov. 15, for $5 each. Tickets are $10 day of show. Scan the QR code for tickets.
- 7 p.m.
- Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
- AHS Auditorium
Special Programs Parent Training Series - Session 2
Join the Aledo ISD Special Programs department in their Special Programs Parent Training Series on November 29! This session will cover educational rights and ARD & IEP expectations. Aledo ISD has partnered with Partners Resource Network for this parent workshop.
- 5:30-7 p.m.
- Tuesday, Nov. 29
- AISD Administration Building - Walsh & Louden Training Rooms
Other important upcoming dates
- Friday, Nov. 11: 2023-2024 Instructional Calendar Survey deadline 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11. Take the survey here.
- Friday, Nov. 18: Student Holiday and Staff Professional Learning/Work Day
- Monday-Friday, Nov. 21-25: Thanksgiving Holiday; Aledo ISD is closed
- Aledo Growth Committee Community Meetings: 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 & 8; details coming soon!
P2 Character Trait of the Week: Bravery
This week's P2 Character Trait of the Week is Bravery!
Remember P2 has a site set up for families called P2 for Families. It is password protected, but the password is simply P2. This site has all of the Character Cards that we will share each week, plus related and inspiring videos as well as questions for families to discuss around each character strength for ALL 24 character strengths AND broken down by grade bands (PK-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12).
See the Bravery Character Card below, and consider using one of these Table Talk questions to start a conversation with your child about Bravery!
BRAVERY TABLE TALK for your FAMILY
Grades Pre-K-2: What is something that makes you feel scared or nervous?
Grades 3-5: How do you, or someone you know, show bravery?
Grades 6-8: What are some examples of bravery that you have witnessed?
Grades 9-12: What are the fears that hold you back from being brave? How can you overcome those fears?
PTO hosts Bearcat Beginnings!
Are you new to Aledo ISD? Or have you been here a while and want to make new friends and help us welcome new families to the community? Come join us at our next Bearcat Beginnings event on November 29 at 6:30 pm in the Aledo Learning Center!
Bearcat Beginnings is a brand new extension of PTO. Our mission is to make all feel welcome in our district and community It’s also to help families get dialed in with what’s happening in the district and around our community. We’d love for you to join us for our next family mix and mingle! Check the included invitation for all the info.
Can’t come this month? Keep an eye out for our next event in January.
Aledo AdvoCats Angel Project Underway - Support the Angel Project 2022!
The 4th Annual Bearcat Blast Clay Shoot is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Defender Outdoors Clay Sports Ranch! Register online at aledoEF.org!
Thank you 2022-2023 Bearcat Backers!
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 2022-2023 Bearcat Backers!
Gold Level Sponsors
First Financial Bank
TWFG Insurance Services - Christi James
Silver Level Sponsors
Bronze Level Sponsors
Brandon Swain REALTOR
Brookshire's Grocery Company
Bryan Insurance Agency
Camp Fire First Texas
Khill Shot Photography by Keith Hill
Lynch Legacy Realty Group
Paradigm Wealth Management - Christopher Roberts
Reading Friends Aledo
Slade & Nash
Aledo Independent School District
Location: 1008 Bailey Ranch Road, Aledo, TX, USA