Aledo ISD School News
Mavs Man and Champ will perform during the Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson Elks basketball game at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15.
Rosealee Hoffman/The Community News
Representatives of the Aledo Education Foundation, as well as members of district administration, visited all Aledo ISD campuses today handing out innovative teaching grants to selected teachers.
In the photo above, Karey Moore and Staci Henyon celebrate their grant at Aledo High School.
For more photos and story, see the Jan. 8 issue of The Community News.
This Thursday, Sept. 10, Aledo ISD will declare “BLUE OUT DAY” in honor of its first responders and those in the surrounding area. Celebrate with them by wearing blue to show respect and appreciation for all those who protect and serve us every day.
Dr. Derek Citty, superintendent of Aledo ISD, said, “We support all of our first responders who put their lives on the line each day in the name of public safety for our children, teachers and staff. BLUE OUT DAY is to recognize and show support for all they do to make the school district and our community a better, safer place to live.”
Dates for the 2015-16 Brown Bag Lunches with Dr. Derek Citty, Aledo ISD Superintendent, have been announced for five campuses this year. Brown Bag events are an opportunity for parents and community members to meet and visit with Superintendent Citty as he shares the latest district news and answers questions from those in attendance. All events are at noon.
Sept. 3 – McAnally Intermediate School
Sept. 8 – McCall Elementary School
Sept. 16 – Coder Elementary School
Sept. 22 – Stuard Elementary School
Oct. 1 – Vandagriff Elementary School
From the Aledo ISD
A makeup 5K event for Aledo Bearcat Runners Club student members who did not get to participate in the Cowtown Marathon will be held Thursday, April 2 from 3-5 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
Most of the marathon’s series of races had to be canceled due to inclement weather March 1.
Kids can earn their Cowtown finishers’ medal by completing 12 laps at the stadium track any time between 3-5. It will not be a race but a come-and-go event organized by Coder Elementary PE teacher Becky Shaunfield.
The Cowtown Marathon will bring its inflatable finish line and a water station, and possibly some snacks.
Any child younger than 18 can receive their finisher’s medal. Wear the orange runners club shirt and the blue Cowtown bib and walk or run the 12 laps.
Aledo ISD announced Wednesday night that there will be no classes on Thursday. This will be the third bad weather day for the district in the past two weeks, in addition to early releases on two other days.
Tim BuchananThe much-heralded era of Tim Buchanan as Aledo High School football coach is apparently over.
Aledo ISD Superintendent Derek Citty announced Thursday afternoon that Buchanan’s request that he be made full-time athletic director and relinquish his football coaching duties has been granted – effective immediately.
Defensive coordinator Steve Wood has been named the interim head football coach. The district will post the position for a permanent replacement after the 2014 football season.
Steve WoodBuchanan has coached the Bearcats since 1993, winning state championships in 1998, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. This year’s Bearcats earned preseason favorite status as the top team in the new Class 5A.
They are set to begin summer workouts Monday, Aug. 11 and open the season Aug. 29, inaugurating the new stadium at Baylor University in Waco against Cedar Park.
Coach Buchanan said he’s been thinking about this over the last year since football season ended.
“The job is getting so big that it is getting more and more difficult to be football coach and athletic director,” he said.
“It’s hard to do a great job at both jobs in a district like Aledo. AD is a full-time job and football is a full-time job. No programs have suffered because I’ve been AD and football coach, but it is getting harder to do both. With the team we have coming back this year it’s good time to do this.
Randy Keck/The Community NewsMembers of the Aledo Education Foundation Board of Directors announced an additional $35,000 of grant funding to the Aledo ISD on Thursday night at the first Bearcats N Boots fundraising Gala.
The gala drew more than 400 people to the Cendera Center. AEF President Shawn Callaway announced that the foundation has raised about $250,000 in its first year.
Shown in the photo are (from left) Jay Bartley, Jay Stringer, Shawn Callaway, AISD Superintendent Derek Citty and Hoyt Harris.
Read more about the gala in the May 2 issue of The Community News.
Aledo ISD has announced the start of school on Friday will be delayed two hours and bus routes will run two hours later than normal.