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9 Seventh Graders Named Duke Scholars

Students honored for exceptional scores on college entrance exams Nine seventh graders from Abilene ISD middle schools have earned state recognition as 2017-18 Duke Scholars for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT college entrance examination. Sponsored by Duke University, the Talent Identification Program allows seventh graders from a 16-state region the opportunity to take the same ACT or SAT tests that high school students take when applying to college. Texas students with qualifying scores earn the state recognition. One of the AISD students recognized in 2017-18, Emery Heflin of Craig Middle School, was further distinguished by earning...

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Deadline For 2018-19 Transfer Requests Is May 31

Procedures for 2018-2019 Transfer Requests Out-of-District Transfer Form  Click here for the Out-of-District Transfer Form Accepting Forms April 1 – May 31, 2018 In-District Transfer Form  Click here for the In-District Transfer Form Accepting Forms May 1 – May 31, 2018 ROUND ONE of TRANSFER APPLICATIONS April 1: Date To Begin Accepting Out-of-District Transfers in the Office of Student Services May 1: Date To Begin Accepting In-District Transfers in the Office of Student Services May 31 is the final deadline for Accepting Transfer Applications for Round One* All Transfer Applicants for Round One Notified no later than June 30 Denied Round One Applications may...

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Attention 4th Graders: Apply Now for ‘18-19 Center for Innovation

Applications are now being accepted for enrollment next year in for the Center for Innovation, a mathematics and science magnet school program for Grade 5 students located at McMurry University. This program offers enriched/enhanced opportunities in mathematics and science using the Grade 5 curriculum as set forth by the state as the foundation for the students’ studies. The group of Grade 5 students attend school on the McMurry campus and receive instruction from two full-time Abilene ISD teachers and a cadre of professors from the McMurry faculty. Through collaborative planning, the classroom teacher and McMurry professors will coordinate units...

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AHS, CHS Junior ROTC Programs Earn Distinguished Unit Awards

The JROTC units at Abilene High School and Cooper High School have been selected to receive the 2017-18 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award. In an award letter written to each high school, Col. Paul C. Lips, national director of the Air Force JROTC, wrote, “The Distinguished Unit Award is limited to the very best of the best of our nation’s 900 Air Force JROTC units.” Only 276 units were chosen for the highest unit award possible in 2017-18. More than 200 AISD students participate in the JROTC programs. Instructors for the units are Lt. Col. (ret.) Robert Davidson...

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Welcome to the neighborhood! Burlington Stores donates $10,000 to Reagan Elementary

Burlington Stores, Inc., through its partnership with, surprised the students and staff of Reagan Elementary School on Friday with a donation of $10,000 in celebration of its new store in Abilene. Representatives from Burlington Stores presented the check to Reagan principal Chris Halifax during an all-school assembly. A representative from contacted Reagan Elementary administrators and helped to secure the donation, which will provide new supplies for each teacher’s classroom for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. The Reagan campus is a close neighbor to the new Burlington store, which will open May 11 at 3526 S. Clack St....

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