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Marty Plumlee Services

October 8, 2013 by Randy Keck

Marty Plumlee, long-time cafeteria manager at McCall Elementary School, passed away last night (Monday) following a battle with cancer.

"The Aledo ISD family has lost a wonderful person who served our community and the children of Aledo for more than 20 years," said McCall principal Jason Beatty. "Please speak with your children as you see appropriate about this loss. Mrs. Reynolds, our school counselor, will be available to anyone who may need her assistance, also."

"Please keep Marty’s family and the McCall Elementary Family in your thoughts as we prepare to celebrate Marty’s life," he added.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Greenwood Funeral Home chapel. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood.

Aledo Homecoming

October 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsAdaline James is accompanied by her father Devin prior to the announcement that she is the 2013 Aledo High School Homecoming Queen. Click on the photo for a gallery of Friday night's homecoming activities: Volleyball, Football and Homecoming.

Aledo Homecoming Parade

September 30, 2013 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Homecoming Parade begins at 6 p.m. today (Monday, Sept. 30) at Buchanan Drive on the eastern portion of the AHS campus. There will be an announcer available in the horseshoe area in front of the AHS gym. For a higher-resolution map, click the link below.

Season tickets available Aug. 26

August 15, 2013 by Randy Keck

Aledo Bearcat season tickets and reserved parking passes will be available for pick up beginning Aug. 26 in the Bearcat Store. There are a limited number of seats and parking spaces still available. Store hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Correction - Aledo ISD School Supplies

July 29, 2013 by Randy Keck

The notice in the July 26 issue of The Community News that free schools supplies are available was incorrect. The ALEDO PTO is offering appropriate school supply packets for various grade levels for a fee. For more information, visit your child’s school office, visit http://aledo.schoolfusion.us for an order form or download from www.community-news.com. Deadline to order school supplies is Aug. 1. We regret the error.

Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Round-Up

March 26, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

The Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2013-2014 school year will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 8-12. Documents needed for registration are proof of residency (i.e., electric bill, lease agreement), a birth certificate, a Social Security card and current immunization records. Forms in English and Spanish will be available on the Aledo ISD website.

An Open Letter to all Aledo ISD Families

December 20, 2012 by Randy Keck

Dear Parents and Community Members:

The tragic events of last week in Newtown, Conn., have shocked and saddened all Americans, understandably causing deep concern and reflection about school safety.

As parents and educators in this community, we share the responsibility for the safety and well-being of our precious children. I hope this letter serves to inform you about safety in our schools, as well as how you can help us all work together to create the best environment possible. Our first priority will always be the security of our students.

Aledo ISD follows a host of safety procedures; it is a never-ending vigil for us. Even before the events of last week, the district had started the process of updating our emergency procedures and preparedness. We employ four fulltime police officers who are deployed throughout the district at all times. We have multiple staff members who have received training in emergency preparedness. We have more than 300 surveillance cameras across the district covering every facility. We utilize security audits at every campus throughout the year. We thoroughly investigate tips we receive that may affect safety at school.

It takes all of us working together to make our schools safe. I am asking for your help in our quest to make our schools as safe as possible. Here are some ways we can work together:

· Remind your children to let adults know of anything they may hear at school that may affect the safety of others.

Unleash the Sound takes the field Saturday

October 8, 2012 by Randy Keck

15 area bands, Bearcat Regiment and UTA band to perform

The seventh annual Unleash the Sound Marching Festival hosted by Aledo High School’s Bearcat Regiment will be this Saturday, Oct. 13 at Aledo Bearcat Stadium.

Fifteen area high school bands ranging from 3A to 5A will perform their contest shows for a distinguished judging panel and spectators. This marching festival provides participating bands an opportunity to perform in front of judges and receive critique which will help prepare the bands for UIL competition scheduled for Oct 20 at Burleson High School.

Division ratings will be awarded based on the following criteria: music (54 percent), marching (36 percent), percussion (5 percent) and color guard (5 percent).

The top ten bands will advance to the finals and will perform again that evening. While the judges decide the final scores of the preliminary competition, the audience will enjoy an exhibition performance by the Bearcat Regiment. After the Finals the renowned UTA Maverick Marching Band will perform.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three bands and caption awards will be given to the outstanding color guard, outstanding drum majors, outstanding percussion, outstanding music performance, outstanding marching performance and outstanding general effect.

Dance/Drill Team tryouts/practice begin June 21

June 14, 2012 by Randy Keck

Tryout practice for the new Aledo High School Dance/Drill Team will be held at the Aledo High School practice gym. The time will be used to teach girls who are entering grades 9-12 the tryout routine. Practice sessions will be

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 22

Students trying out for the club will receive an audition application on June 21 which will have to be turned in at the final tryout on June 25.

For more information, email Hope Tuel at htuel@aledo.k12.tx.us or or Julie Hall at jhall@aledo.k12.tx.us.

Tryouts will be held at Don Daniel Freshman Campus from 5-8 p.m. Monday, June 25.

AISD announces early release dates

May 28, 2012 by Randy Keck

Various campuses in the Aledo Independent School District will release early May 31 and June 1.

On Thursday, May 31, grades 6-12 will dismiss at noon

On Friday, June 1, elementary schools dismiss at 11 a.m. Grades 6-12 will dismiss at noon.

Buses will run accordingly to accommodate these schedules.

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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