It won't be long before it is time to plan for back to school. Here is your list of needed school supplies for Elementary ages: https://5il.co/hw0w
Welcome your AGHS Administrative Team! Joining Mrs. Macie Thompson, Principal, will be Assistant Principals Mr. Mike Moore and Mrs. Brittany Hall. Mr. Moore currently is a Principal in the state of Washington, but is no stranger to East Texas. He has formerly been Jr. High Principal in Spring Hill ISD and was named TEPSA Regional Assistant Principal of the Year while employed at E.J. Moss Intermediate in Lindale ISD. He received his Bachelor's from UT- Arlington, Master's from UT-Tyler, and is currently enrolled in Doctoral program at A&M- Commerce. Students, staff, and parents know Mrs. Brittany Hall as our current Culinary Arts teacher. However, we are excited to announce she will now serve as Assistant Principal. Prior to AGISD, she was CTE Department Chair at Sealy ISD. She also was employed with Center and Angleton ISD’s as an agricultural science teacher. Brittany received her Bachelor's from Texas A&M in College Station. Her Master's degree was obtained from Stephen F. Austin University in Educational Leadership. We are excited to see great things from this team at AGHS! They are excited about the future!
The AGISD Board of Trustees has named Mrs. Megan Smith as Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the district. Megan is currently Principal of Hamm Elementary (K-6) in Rockwall ISD. She has also been employed in Wylie ISD as a campus administrator. Megan is a 1998 graduate of Alba-Golden High School. She received her Bachelors, Masters, and Superintendent certification from Texas A&M- Commerce. “Megan is an exceptional administrator that supports teachers and builds leadership capacity at all levels. She is a “roll your sleeves up” servant leader that engages productively with all stakeholders in the process. Her positive attitude is contagious and her passion for learning is evident through her proven track record of academic success. I’m excited to see her work collaboratively with our students and staff to increase student achievement at all grade levels .” stated Dr. Cole McClendon, AGISD Superintendent. We welcome Mrs. Smith and her family to our district! She is glad to be back home!
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
ESSER III is a COVID-19 federal relief grant that school districts all across the state will be receiving in the coming months. We are asking our community members to complete a brief needs assessment survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J3HHNFG
If your child is entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall of 2021, your child may be eligible to attend the ESL K-1 Summer School Program. Please complete the following information so that we can send you information about the summer program.
We are incredibly proud of these outstanding students and their commitment to excellence in academic achievement. Each of these remarkable young people has exemplified resilience and dedication as they’ve pursued their unique purposes, and we wish them all continued success as they continue their educational journey beyond Alba-Golden ISD.
Congratulations Lady Panthers!
Just a friendly reminder that next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Our teachers are the backbone of the district and give so much of themselves to our students. Please help us celebrate them!
The Lady Panthers begin post-season play tonight at Rivercrest. They face James Bowie beginning at 6:30 pm.
Anyone in the community who would like to present your scholarships to our seniors on this big night, please contact Ms. Amanda Galyean at email@example.com to be put on the program. Thank you all for supporting our students!
One final reminder....
April is Child Abuse Awareness month. Join us as we raise community awareness by participating in Blue Ribbon Week!
Attention: Parents of Bus Riders on Route 1 and Route 7 will be combined for today’s bus routes. If you have a student on one of these routes, we wanted to let you know that their arrival home could be delayed. Thank you!
The AGISD Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Mrs. Macie Thompson as Secondary Principal (Grades 6-12) beginning July 1, 2021. Mrs. Thompson is currently Associate Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Lindale ISD, where she has held that position since June 2020. Mrs. Thompson has strong campus leadership experience as well. Prior to her district administrative experience, she was Assistant Principal/Dean of Students at Lindale High School. While serving there, the campus received an "A" accountability rating and achieved 6 out of 7 distinctions. Prior to being employed in Lindale ISD, Macie was Assistant Principal at Weatherford High School as well as a classroom teacher instructing Government/Economics, Sociology/Psychology, Political Science and Debate courses. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University, and graduated from Quitman High School. She is currently pursuing her superintendent certification through University of Texas at Tyler. Macie currently resides in Quitman with her husband, Logan Thompson, an electrical engineer. According the Dr. Cole McClendon, Superintendent, the interview committee was impressed with Mrs Thompson's proven track record of strong instructional leadership balanced with the ability to create positive relationships with students, staff and parents. "There is no doubt Macie Thompson has a passion for education and very high expectations for everyone to be successful. It was evident in her interview how she will be a great fit for Alba-Golden ISD and promote a culture of accountability and high-performance at AGHS." Mrs. Thompson will be joined by an excellent administrative team at AGHS, which includes Brandon Bohannan (Assistant Principal for Grades 6-12) and Amanda Galyean (whose title will change from Dean of Students to Assistant Principal for Grades 6-12).
Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-up is near!
It's baseball time at A-G! The 2021 Mike Poston Tournament is officially underway!
We are thankful to be back! Thanks to the AGISD Maintenance Department for spending time this weekend making sure campuses are ready to go and making repairs where needed. We look forward to getting back on track!
Due to hazardous road conditions and possible power outages, AGISD will be closed the rest of this week with no remote learning required. A state waiver will be applied for which grants these days so students should not have to make-up these days this week. Please check our Athletics Facebook page about updates to schedule for games. See you on Monday, Feb. 22nd! Stay safe!
AGISD will use our last two “Snow Days” on Tuesday and Wednesday, 2/16 and 2/17, due to dangerously low wind chills and a second snow/sleet event expected early Wednesday morning. Conditions will be re-evaluated Wednesday for Thursday and Friday. If future closure is needed, remote learning will take place so be prepared. No remote learning will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday. Stay safe and warm! Thanks for your patience as we get through this winter weather!