Dear Argyle ISD Community,
As the superintendent of AISD, I want to welcome you to the 2013-2014 school year! This new year is going to be a very productive, very exciting year for students and staff.
Each year brings new challenges and new adventures. All children come to school eager to learn, and educators in our district are committed to making sure that the learning environment allows them to continue to be enthusiastic seekers of knowledge. Teachers accept nothing less than the best from all students and hold fast to their dreams of what students can become.
Teachers recognize that every student has unique characteristics and that instruction must be differentiated to meet their needs. Teachers are role model for students, both at school and away from school.
We are continuing this year with two Pre-Kindergarten classes. Pre-Kindergarten provides an excellent learning opportunity for students. AISD will continue to serve students who qualify as economically disadvantaged, English Language Learners, homeless, or children of military families in Pre-Kindergarten. Additionally parents may pay $110 per week for a student who does not meet eligibility criteria to attend Pre-Kindergarten. This is the same rate as last year. Pre-Kindergarten allows students to develop language skills and other readiness skills and be ready for kindergarten.
Maintenance projects at MS/HS over the summer have included carpeting in the library, field house, and classrooms at MS/HS and painting in classrooms and the library. Roofing work covered by insurance has been done at AIS. Extensive work on the drive up to the HS from 377 and on the parking lots at HS and AIS has been done. Parking lots have been seal coated and resurfaced.
Reserved seating for football games will be sold for the fifth season this year. Reserved seats are available to the public. You may buy them at the birdcage on the northern end of the HS building located at 191 South Hwy 377. Tickets for the season are $60 and include all the home games.
Reserved parking for the five home games will once again be available for $100. Parking is also available for purchase at the administration building.
Argyle High School won the 3A Lone Star Cup for the fourth time. The Lone Star Cup represents the accumulation of the largest number of UIL points in the state in 3A. Academics, athletics, and fine arts are all included. The presentation will be made September 6.
I became your superintendent in January of 2009. My own background of experience includes teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. I am honored to work in AISD and serve the needs of the students, parents, and staff in the district. Please feel free to contact me anytime at 940-464-7241.
Dr. Telena Wright, Superintendent
Argyle Independent School District