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FEBRUARY 25 | 2021

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Calendar for 2021-2022 Includes Aug. 16 Start Date

The Argyle ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2021-2022 school calendar during a Regular Board meeting on Feb. 16, 2021. The district received feedback from teachers and staff regarding the calendar before it was presented to the Board for approval.

The school year will start on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 and the last day of school will be Friday, May 20.


Click here to read more and view next year's calendar.

District Providing Meals for Virtual Learners!

Due to both Hilltop Elementary and Argyle Middle School being closed through spring break, the district is providing meals for students.


The Argyle ISD Student Nutrition Department provided 500 meals for students from both campuses this week. The Student Nutrition crew at Hilltop Elementary is cooking, packaging and distributing the meals via drive-through on site. The cafeteria area at Hilltop was not damaged by the flooding.


Special thanks to the Hilltop staff of Lanisha Stagg, Olivia Esquivel and Alex Sanchez for their outstanding work serving our Eagles and adjusting to providing this service.


If you are seeking meal information, click here to fill out this form.

District Hires New Director of Special Education

The Argyle ISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Dr. Mark Ruggles as the new Director of Special Education during the Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 regular meeting held virtually. Ruggles previously served as Lake Dallas ISD's Director of Special Populations, which included the duties of leading the Special Education Department.


Ruggles became Lake Dallas ISD's Director of Special Education in 2012 and moved into his latest role in 2020. He will lead this new locally-managed department in Argyle ISD, which will begin serving Eagle students in the 2021-2022 school year. The district will be leaving the Denton County Special Education Cooperative following this school year.


CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT DR. RUGGLES.

No Debate! Eagles Soar to UIL State Tournament

This year became a completely different experience for UIL Congressional State Debate. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and then the winter storm last week, the competition was moved to a virtual format. Argyle High School students Joseph Thompson and Billy Mykel both qualified for the state competition.

Thompson took the highest place for Argyle with a 9th-place finish. The finals were delayed due to the rolling blackouts across the state. What a great accomplishment for both Eagles, who adapted to the new format for the competition and excelled!

AMS & Hilltop Closed Until March 15 Due to Water Damage

Due to the extent of work needed to repair the water damage throughout both campuses, AMS and Hilltop will remain closed through spring break. In order to ensure both of these campuses are safe for students to return, extensive work must be completed to remove water damage to the floors and walls in the classrooms and hallways.

Below are photos of the initial damage and current restoration projects happening at both campuses.


CLICK HERE TO READ MESSAGE FROM DR. WRIGHT, ARGYLE ISD SUPERINTENDENT.

As of now, these campuses are scheduled to re-open for students on Monday, March 15, following spring break. All students at both campuses will continue virtual learning until Friday, March 5. Argyle ISD students will be off for spring break March 8-12.


Argyle ISD thanks you for your patience, understanding and yet again adapting to change during this school year!

#ArgyleStrong: Maintenance Crew Helps Repair Damages from Winter Storm

Argyle ISD campuses and facilities were in need of repair following damages from the historic winter storm. The district's Maintenance Department came to the rescue and worked around the clock managing the water damage at AMS and Hilltop. They also helped with repairs at Argyle High School and the administration building to ensure they were safe for students and staff to return this week.

Eagle Campuses Celebrating Black History Month

During the month of February, Argyle ISD campuses are celebrating Black History Month and learning more about the history and achievements of black leaders in U.S. history.


The campuses across the district are providing daily announcements, implementing videos, activities and lessons focusing on Black History Month and famous individuals and events. The libraries are providing books, read-alouds and virtual storytime on famous African Americans and their significant contributions to our world.

Students across the campuses are also doing a variety of activities including artwork and researching and writing biographies on famous figures.

Board Approves Emergency Purchasing Authority

During an Argyle ISD Special School Board meeting Tuesday, the Board approved delegation of purchasing authority to Superintendent Dr. Wright above $25,000 for emergency purchases related to the winter storm damage.


The damages occurred at Argyle Middle School, Hilltop Elementary, Argyle High School and the Argyle ISD Administration building. AMS and Hilltop will remain closed until March 15 due to the extent of the damages.

Two Virtual Days Remaining This Semester

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Area Playoffs: Eagles Battle Lampasas in Area Round

The No. 3 state-ranked Eagles meet Lampasas tonight at 8 p.m. in the Class 4A Area Playoffs. The game will be played at Italy High School's Gladiator Coliseum.


Tickets are $5 and $3 and will be sold at the gates.


Argyle (25-1) is coming off a 72-32 victory last Saturday against Western Hills in the first round. Lampasas (19-4) knocked off Graham 77-68 on Tuesday.

The game will be live-streamed by the Talon News and Blake Jones and Andy Smith will provide the broadcast call. Click here to watch.


Photo credit: Nicholas West, The Talon News

Lady Eagles Fall In Region I Quarterfinals

The Argyle Lady Eagles' basketball season came to an end Wednesday in the Class 4A Region I Quarterfinals.

The Lady Eagles lost a hard-fought playoff to Bridgeport 37-36 at Springtown High School. The Lady Eagles finished the season with an 18-10 record.


Photo credit: The Talon News

Argyle Soccer Teams Host Senior Night Friday

The Argyle Lady Eagles and Eagles soccer teams host Springtown on Friday at Eagle Stadium. It will be Senior Night for both teams and the ceremony will follow the girls' game. The district matches will be played at 5:30 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys). Come out and support Argyle soccer on Friday night!


Click here to view the soccer schedules.

UIL Honors Argyle Hoops Coach

Argyle Lady Eagles' basketball coach Chance Westmoreland was recently honored by the UIL. Westmoreland was one of 100 girls' basketball coaches across the state honored as the UIL celebrates 100 years.

Westmoreland led the Lady Eagles to the 2018 and 2019 state championships and also guided Brock to two titles. Earlier this year, he earned his 300th career victory.
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AYSA Softball & Baseball Registration Open

SOFTBALL
AYSA softball registration is still open for 6U, 8U, 10U and 12U.

Email: Kris Baker at softball@argyleyouthsports.com if you have any questions.

REGISTRATION LINK - https://www.argyleyouthsports.com/registration

BASEBALL

AYSA baseball registration will remain open until Saturday, Feb. 27. Late registration will not be available. AYSA will again be playing in an interlock with Highland Village. The season will start March 27 and will continue until the end of May.


REGISTRATION LINK -
https://argyleyouthsports.sportngin.com/register/form/860613381

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