Argyle ISD officials gave special recognition at their May 20 meeting to Sheila Flanagan for her work in the PALS dog program, which provides service dogs to visit classrooms and assist with student’s therapy needs.
Accompanying Flanagan was Quanah, a Rottweiler who seemed to enjoy the spotlight and the commendation given by Jamie Tomlinson, an Argyle ISD employee who works with dyslexic students.
Also at the meeting, the board recognized the installment of two newly elected members, Greg Aune and Brian Ratcliff. Motions were made to reorganize the leadership positions, with Kevin Faciane remaining as President, Eric Fields appointed as Vice President and Jim Haltom appointed as Secretary.
Retiring board member Steven Moore, who was not present, was recognized for his 15 years of service on the board.
“We appreciate Moore for his contributions to the legacy of success for this district,” said Dr. Telena Wright, Argyle ISD Superintendent.
Adding to the recognition of Moore’s service was a choral performance made by the students of the Argyle Choir Club under the direction of choir club director Marla Warden-Holm.
The board also recognized student athletes for their achievements in the spots of track and field, golf and tennis.
The board also announced donations to the Hilltop PTA of $3,064 for the purchase of iPads and $1,000 for the Forest Glen field trip for the 4th graders.
Grants to the Argyle Education Foundation were announced; $385.93 for teachers to attend TMEA and $10,144.53 for Teacher Enrichment grants.