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AHS Wins Academic District Championship!
Congratulations to these outstanding Eagles!
Argyle ISD Welcomes New Police Chief Scott Collins!
The Argyle ISD School Board approved the hiring of Scott Collins as the new Argyle ISD Police Chief during Monday night's regular meeting.
Chief Collins previously served as the Aubrey ISD Police Chief since 2014 and has more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement, firefighting and emergency medical services. Collins recently graduated from the Leadership Education Program at the National Command and Staff College in Louisiana. He was awarded the MAGNUS Leadership Award which is given to the officer demonstrating life-long learning, ongoing self-reflection, character development, consistency and motivation with valence and inspiration.
"It is an honor to be chosen as the next Chief of Police for Argyle ISD PD. I am truly humbled by this district and department to be chosen. As your next chief, I am looking forward to serving our staff, students, and community members of this school district. As this district grows, your Argyle ISD Police Department will rise to the needs of the school district and the community."
Collins has also served as the Texas School District Police Chiefs' Association Regional Director in 2020. He was also previously an officer in the Magnolia Police Department and led the K-9 program.
The district will host a swearing-in ceremony for Chief Collins on Monday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in the AISD Board Room. The public is invited to attend.
Hilltop Elementary Hosting Bond Presentation Tonight
Join us at the Community Bond Presentation Thursday night at Hilltop Elementary School, located at 1050 Harrison Lane.
This is an opportunity for Hilltop & Argyle Intermediate School parents, members of the community and nearby residents to learn more about the bond, how it was developed and ask questions. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria and the presentation is 30 minutes.
If you are interested in hosting a presentation with your association or organization, please contact Rick Herrin, Director of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMAINING COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS
THURS, MARCH 24 - Hilltop/Argyle Intermediate at 7 PM in Hilltop cafeteria
WED, MARCH 30 - Argyle High School at 6:30 PM
THURS, APRIL 7 - West Elementary at 7 PM in cafeteria
Get Registered to Vote by April 7!
If you're new to the area and need to update your voter registration - or if you're not registered to vote -- we have provided links to assist you. This is an easy process to make sure your voice is heard. Voters must be registered by APRIL 7 to participate in the May elections (Bond & School Board ) for Argyle ISD.
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Argyle Debate Earns School History-Making Performance!
The Argyle High School Debate had two teams qualify for state for the FIRST TIME in school history! Abigail McCarroll and Addison High finished as top-16 finalists and Tristan Ball and Grant Parris finished 3rd - the highest finish in school history.
How about this? Tristan (pictured right) was one of only three competitors at the state meet that has qualified ALL FOUR YEARS of his high school career. What an honor!! He was recognized for this accomplishment at state with a standing ovation!
STEM Night Big Hit at Hilltop!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Argyle Education Foundation Gala April 23
AHS One-Act Play Advances to Area Round!
Outstanding Technician: Alexis Matwijiw
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Grant Wright & Caleb Leonard
All-Star Cast: Srimaan Kolanakudur & Carlin Clark
The Cross Timbers Gazette Hosting Board Candidate Forum April 6
The Cross Timbers Gazette will host and moderate an Argyle ISD School Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Argyle High School auditorium. The campus is located at 6601 Canyon Falls.
Guests can enter through the auditorium entrance at the front of the campus. Below is a list of the candidates running for the two School Board seats (Place 6 and Place 7):
Click HERE to visit the School Board Election page on the district website.
Don't Miss AISD's Cultural Night Happening March 29
Argyle ISD families be sure to attend a great event on Tuesday, March 29. The district will host Cultural Night for the community from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Argyle Middle School.
Each school in the district will have a booth at the event. The event will include food, fashion, arts and crafts and music. It will be held in the AMS cafeteria and adjacent gym. Some of the events scheduled include a fashion show, fun games, art projects and student-led presentations.
Argyle ISD Tax Rate Update for 2022-2023
Based on a tax compression formula released by TEA, Argyle ISD's Maintenance & Operations tax rate is scheduled to decrease in 2022-2023. This tax compression information was provided to the district in February, studied by the district's administration, and was presented to the Argyle ISD Board of Trustees during a regular meeting on Monday, March 21.
So how does this impact the Argyle ISD Bond Election on May 7? The overall tax rate will be lower next year, even if the bond passes. The M&O tax rate, with the compression by the state, is scheduled to drop from $0.915 to $0.8976. The Interest & Sinking (I&S) rate will increase to $0.500 if the bond passes. Due to the M&O rate compression, the overall tax rate impact to homeowners would be a decrease of $0.0024 if the bond passes.
Click HERE to read more on the Argyle ISD website.
Argyle ISD Forming High School Advisory & Planning Committee
During the Argyle ISD bond planning process, the community-led Bond & Growth Planning Committee (BGPC) discussed the long-term plans for the high school.
Throughout these discussions, the focus centered on whether the future high school configuration in AISD would be one high school or two high schools. The BGPC also sought feedback from the community on this topic through a survey that posed this question to the Argyle ISD stakeholders.
The charge of the BGPC by the Argyle ISD School Board was to evaluate district enrollment, finances and facilities in the building of the 2022 bond proposal. This proposal does not include future construction or additions to the high school or middle school on Highway 377. This school year, Argyle ISD opened the new Argyle High School in Canyon Falls and the current enrollment is 1,350 in grades 9-12.
What is the long-term plan for the high school?
In its decision-making, the BGPC did designate Argyle Middle School as a future high school with a configuration to be determined for the district (discussions included a second 9-12 campus or a 9-10 campus aligned with AHS as an 11-12 campus). The district will form a high school advisory and planning committee to evaluate the long-term plans for the high school. A new middle school is part of the current bond proposal and the designated location would be on the west side of I-35.
Who will be on the high school advisory & planning committee?
The committee will include parents, staff, students and community members. They will study and evaluate the impact of future high school scenarios related to instruction, enrollment, cost, facilities, transportation and many other points of emphasis. Argyle ISD will also provide town hall meetings to allow the committee an opportunity to receive feedback as they work through this process.
When will it be formed?
The committee will be formed during the spring of 2022. Through meetings, the committee will be charged with presenting a recommendation to the School Board for consideration.
Argyle ISD Town Hall Meeting March 29
Get Your Tickets to the Majestics VINTAGE Performance!
AHS Theatre Mystery Dinner at AHS - April 30
AHS Hosting Emergency Summit & Fair April 23
Free Heart Screenings - April 30
To register, visit studentheartscreening.com and select "Upcoming Screenings" at the top of the page, scroll down and select April 30 and the time you would like to schedule your appointment for. You will then be prompted to register. Space is limited so register as soon as possible.
Soccer Playoffs Start Tonight!
The UIL Soccer Playoffs are here! Gear up for tonight and come out and support the Lady Eagles and Eagles as they open the Class 4A state soccer playoffs with an ARGYLE DOUBLEHEADER at Bridgeport!
- Lady Eagles vs. Bridgeport at 5:30 PM, March 24
- Eagles vs. Wichita Falls Hirschi at 7:15 PM, March 24
Photo credit: Patrick Green & The Talon News
Eagles' 2022 Class 5A Football Schedule Set!
Argyle Independent School District
Argyle ISD is a fast-growth public school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with more than 4,200 students and 500 employees. The District includes five campuses. Argyle ISD is an 11-time UIL Lone Star Cup Champion. The Eagle Extra! Newsletter is produced by the Argyle ISD Communications & Marketing Department.
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