EAGLE EXTRA!

Home of the latest news, photos & videos in Argyle ISD

JULY 24 - 2020

Big picture

Eagles Return to Learning for 2020-2021

Argyle ISD is continually monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in our city, county, and state. Texas school districts are receiving regular updates and guidance from Governor Abbott, as well as Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath regarding the opening of school. The draft plans are on the Argyleisd.com website and include instructional services information for the 2020-2021 school year.

Argyle ISD will offer in-person and virtual instruction for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents are able to choose the instructional method they prefer for their child and what works best for their family. This plan is subject to change based on the potential of additional guidance and guidelines from local officials, state officials, as well as governing agencies within the state of Texas.

Click here to read more information about the 2020-2021 Return to Learning and the two instruction models as well as the health protocols.

Argyle ISD Police Department Earns National Recognition

The Argyle ISD Police Department recently earned an impressive national honor. The department was chosen as the National Association of School Resource Officers Model Agency for 2020.

The department was recognized through the application of the Triad Concept of school-based policing and fulfills the NASRO mission of creating safer schools and safer students through innovative and resourceful service and strategies.

The Argyle ISD PD will be honored during the Opening Ceremonies at the virtual 30th Annual NASRO School Safety Conference on Aug. 5, 2020. The department will also be honored at the 2021 School Safety Conference.

The Argyle ISD Police Department has been serving and protecting Eagle students, staff and the community since being approved by the School Board in 2013. The department is led by Chief Paul Cairney.

CoServ Presents Check to Argyle ISD

What a great partnership Argyle ISD has with CoServ!

CoServ recently presented a check amount of $20,441.34 to the district as a Capital Credit. As a valued member of the electric cooperative, Argyle ISD annually receives these retired funds from CoServ.

CoServ has been powering homes in Denton County for more than 80 years and is a proud Eagle Partner. Thank you CoServ, for helping support our Eagles!

Dr. Wright Joins Denton County Superintendents Requesting STAAR Suspension

Argyle ISD Superintendent Dr. Telena Wright has joined with other Denton County Superintendents and elected officials in requesting the state suspend STAAR testing for the 2020-2021 school year.

The formal request was sent to Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath stating the need for the state to suspend STAAR along with the A-F grading system due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The letter states that by suspending the test and grading system it would allow schools to continue to maintain a safe and secure educational environment while allowing schools to provide quality education specific to each student's educational needs.

After schools began to close across the state in March due to COVID-19, Governor Abbott waived STAAR testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year.

Bond 2017 Update: Argyle High School

Be sure to check out the great progress being made at the new Argyle High School. Visit the Argyle ISD Bond webpage for regular updates on the progress of the high school and the new Elementary School #3.

Click here to visit the webpage and watch a longer narrated version of the AHS drone video.
Argyle Independent School District on Facebook Watch

Eagle Boys' Basketball Team Honored by UIL

The Argyle Eagles boys' basketball team was honored this summer with a special virtual ceremony by the UIL for reaching the Class 4A state tournament. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was ultimately canceled and the Eagles did not have an opportunity to play in San Antonio.

The Eagles went 33-4 last season and Coach Russell Perkins led the team on an impressive run through the playoffs. The Eagles qualified for the state tournament for the fourth time in school history. The UIL recognized the state tournament teams during the video and presented them with a state trophy. The video of the ceremony is shared below.
Boys Basketball - 4A Virtual Awards Ceremony

School Supplies List for 2020-2021 School Year

At this time, Argyle ISD is offering in-person and virtual learning for all Eagle students. School supplies will be needed for either method of learning. The lists are available for students on the campus websites linked below. High school supply needs will be known once the students begin classes.

Hilltop Elementary
Argyle West Elementary
Argyle Intermediate School
Argyle Middle School

Eagles Love to Read! View Summer Reading & Assignments

Argyle ISD has provided a list of summer reading choices and summer assignments for Eagle students online. Links are available for high school AP & Honors students as well as summer reading choices for Argyle Middle School.

Click here to view the website with the summer assignments and reading lists.

Big picture

UIL Releases Updated Schedule for Sports & Band

Earlier this week, the University Interscholastic League released schedule modifications and additional COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

The athletic schedule will remain the same for Argyle High School and all Class 1A-4A schools. The bigger impact was for Class 5A & 6A schools as their volleyball and football start dates were postponed five weeks.

The Argyle High School Band will be impacted by the new schedule. The first day to begin contest show visual/marching curriculum is Sept. 7 and the state championships are in December with a specific date to be determined.

Click here to view the full UIL press release.
Big picture

New Eagle Academy Begins Next Week!

Argyle ISD will welcome new teachers and staff next week at the annual New Eagle Academy. These new Eagles will be welcomed to the district on Thursday, July 30 in the Argyle High School cafeteria. Masks will be mandatory for the event. New Eagle Academy is a four-day event held July 30-31 and Aug. 3-4.
Big picture

Stay Connected with Argyle ISD!

The Argyle ISD Communications Department utilizes social media as an important tool in sharing news, alerts, accolades, photos and videos for our parents, students and community. These resources help us share the great work done by our teachers and students on a daily basis. Please partner with us and be sure to follow Argyle ISD on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube with the handle @ArgyleISD. #TogetherWeAreArgyle
Big picture

Argyle Eagles Booster Club Sponsor Packages Now Available

The AEBC is now seeking Corporate Sponsors for the upcoming 2020-2021 athletic seasons. The deadline for advertising is approaching next Friday, July 31. Support Eagle student-athletes and join the AEBC. For more information email aebc.sponsorship@gmail.com or call 817-480-2880.

Big picture
Big picture

Argyle Independent School District

Argyle ISD is a high-performing public school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with more than 3,500 students and 400 employees. The District includes five campuses. Argyle ISD is a 10-time UIL Lone Star Cup Champion.