Author: philipashby

Playoffs, here we come: AHS, CHS girls basketball both in

After clinching playoff berths with road victories Tuesday night, the Abilene High Lady Eagles and Cooper Lady Cougars now turn their attention to the state basketball playoffs. Both teams open the postseason Monday night, Feb. 12, with bi-district games. AHS must travel to Arlington to play Arlington Bowie in its home gym in the Class 6A bi-district playoffs. In Class 5A, the CHS Lady Cougars face the four-time defending state champion Canyon Lady Eagles at Lubbock Christian University. Both games tip off at 6 p.m....

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The Root Vegetable…Where’s the Love?

BY  JAY TOWELL/Director of Student Nutrition I recently was in a restaurant carefully considering the vegetables that were offered and noticed what seemed to be a larger than average variety of root vegetables. Root vegetables are some of the most nutrient-dense vegetables and they each have their own set of health benefits and share many of the same characteristics. Because root vegetables grow underground, they absorb a great amount of nutrients and are packed with a high concentration of antioxidants, Vitamins C, B, A and iron which is, well, a natural cleanser.  They are also filled with slow-burning carbohydrates and fiber, which...

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SPOTLIGHT: Jodi Jacques, first and always a Clack Cardinal

In 1992, the doors to Tommie and Bobbie Clack Middle School were opened.  The school was named after two sisters that were educators in Abilene. This year, Clack Middle School celebrates its 25th anniversary. A lot has changed since the opening of Clack Middle School.  However, one thing has remained the same.  Jodi Jacques (pronounced Hawk-es) has been teaching here since the first day the school opened.  She is the lone individual who has been there since the beginning. Mrs. Jacques had been teaching and coaching in Merkel for six years when she learned that Abilene was opening a new...

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SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Elementary welcomes Holly Joyce

Thomas Elementary School is proud to introduce Holly Joyce as its new campus secretary. Holly has been a parent volunteer at Thomas for several years as well as a substitute teach er and long-term substitute in the workroom.  She became a fulltime employee this past August taking over the duties in our workroom and helping monitor the cafeteria during lunch. Holly is very familiar with Thomas’s culture and routines.  Sh e knows the students and the students know her from working in the cafeteria.  Holly was a natural choice for the secretarial position when is became available in late...

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NAME:  Jason Wilson DEPARTMENT/CAMPUS: Bonham Elementary School TITLE: Computer Lab Manager, Director of Communications YEARS WITH AISD: Eight years altogether, six years at Bonham. WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT SCHOOL DID YOU ATTEND?  From Abilene; attended Cooper High School and McMurry University. TELLS US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY: I have a beautiful, kind, and creative daughter, Lillian, who turns 10 in May. TELL US SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT YOURSELF:  I am a history buff and blogger.  I love researching and writing, and I have had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing people who are connected to interesting events. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE...

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