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ATEMS, AHS, CHS Sending Students to UIL Academic Regional Meets

Students from ATEMS, Abilene High and Cooper High competed March 29-30 in district UIL spring academic meets, with each school qualifying contestants for the regional round of competition. AHS and ATEMS competed in the District 3-6A UIL Spring Academic Meet at San Angelo Central. Students advancing will participate in the Region 1 UIL Academic Meet on April 13 at the University of Texas at Arlington. ABILENE HIGH SCHOOL The following individuals qualify for regionals: Harrison Smith, 3rd, Number Sense Connor Mullins, 1st, Feature Writing; 3rd, Copy Editing Bridgette Wright, 1st, Editorial Writing; 3rd, Feature Writing Anoe Chavez, 3rd, Editorial...

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Fine Arts Roundup: AHS, CHS Send Students to State in Band, Orchestra, Art

High School Band Students Advance to UIL State Contest Both Abilene High School and Cooper High School band students competed in the University Interscholastic League Region Solo and Ensemble competition on Feb. 23 at Abilene Wylie High School. AISD had students advance to the UIL Texas State solo and Ensemble Contest which will be held June 1-3 at the University of Texas at Austin. SOLO STATE QUALIFIERS: Qualifying for the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest in Austin by earning a first division rating on a Class 1 memorized solo were AHS band students Nathaniel Hernandez and Karissa Ward...

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Artwork by ATEMS Student Chosen for International Science Display

Artwork created by ATEMS student Layla Ingram-Alger has been chosen as part of an international competition to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table. Ingram-Alger’s artwork design was the choice of judges to represent the Carbon element tile. Her submission is part of the celebration sponsored by the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and will be part of a poster, wall mural and the website here: The submission was supported by the Association of Chemistry Teachers of Texas (ACT2) that held their biennial meeting in Abilene at McMurry University last summer. Ingram-Alger is a student of...

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Spotlight: “From Little Seeds Grow Big Trees” at Bassetti Elementary

Bassetti Elementary students have been getting their hands dirty and planting seeds in their very own garden! Last year, a former Bassetti student approached Principal Keri Thornburg with the idea of building a garden for the school as part of his Eagle Scout project. It was enthusiastically received, and the young man and his team of fellow scouts built six garden containers (one for each grade), filled them with soil, created a paved path between the boxes, and provided the school with a birdbath, water hose and watering cans. This fall Bassetti received a STAR teacher grant from the...

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Spotlight: Good Things Going On at Woodson Center for Excellence

“Catching ‘Em Being Good” At Woodson Center for Excellence, every day we celebrate our students by bragging on the great things that they do at school. One way we do this is by writing a personalized “Ram Rah” and placing it on the bulletin board for everyone to see. This doesn’t always have to be an academic accomplishment. It can be for being respectful, showing kindness to another person, or for helping another student. At the end of each six weeks, we give the student with the most Ram Rah’s a gift card. Career Day is a Hit One...

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