Teachers from across Parker County are honored by the Junior Cotillion for leading by example.Ten Parker County educators were honored last week for inspiring students with their exceptionally good manners.
“These special educators are among the very best, who treat the students of Parker County with respect and instill a love of learning,” Aledo’s Junior Cotillion director Sharon Pate said.
The teachers were given certificates and roses in an awards ceremony at the Junior Cotillion Grand Ball February 25 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.
“Teachers don’t get enough thank yous,” Pate told students and parents gathered at the event. “We would like to honor them.
These special teachers have been chosen by Junior Cotillion students to receive the ‘Best Mannered Teacher’ award.”
Students wrote essays about a teacher who they found to have the best manners and who always treated others with honor, dignity, and respect.
“We thank our students for taking the time to honor these special teachers who are good role models and show courtesy and respect to all students,” Pate said.
Junior Cotillion students, in sixth grade through eighth grade, meet monthly during the school year to learn etiquette and ballroom dancing.
The program is designed to build self-confidence, character and ethical behavior and is dedicated to making a positive impact on young people and helping them become tomorrow’s leaders.
Thursday, Dec. 8, is an early-release date for staff development for all Aledo ISD schools. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11 a.m., and secondary campuses will dismiss at noon. All Pre-K and PPCD program students will ride the bus to school for A.M. classes only and release at 11 a.m. Secondary classes (grades 6-12) will release at noon. Buses will run accordingly to accommodate these schedules.
Vandagriff Elementary School held a very special kindergarten graduation ceremony specifically for Walker James, whose father, Devin, is going back to Afghanistan for another deployment. You can read more about it in the May 13 issue of The Community News. Here is a photo slide show of the event.
Aledo ISD athletes visited the four elementary school campuses on Thursday, March 10 for "Breakfast with Champions." Photos in the attached slideshow from Vandagriff Elementary School are courtesy of June Lancarte of the Aledo ISD.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Drew Dunson, a third-grader at Vandagriff Elementary School, goes for a cup stacking record during gym class. Students in each grade will be taking a shot at the world record throughout the day and try to beat the mark set in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Ashlee Brookshire recites a poem at the annual Veterans Day program at Vandagriff Elementary School. The featured speaker was Col. Ted Studdard. Click on the photo for more photos from the event.
Concerns about safety and student computer use are not new to parents or school districts. In an effort to increase the safety of our community, Aledo ISD will host a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice to address Internet Safety on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The presentation is in the Aledo High School Distance Learning Lab at 6 p.m.
This event is part of Aledo’s second annual “CyberSmart Week.” Each day during the week, Sept. 20-24, students will be given instruction on issues related to safe, ethical, and successful computer use. The nonprofit www.Cybersmart.org Web site will form the basis of this instruction. It provides grade-level appropriate information in five areas:
S - Safety and Security Online
M - Manners, Cyberbullying, and Ethics