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Middle School, Elementary Students Compete in UIL Academics

All Abilene ISD middle schools and elementary campuses participated in the distrtict’s UIL Academic contests for the 2018-19 school year.  Middle school students from Clack, Craig, Madison and Mann competed Jan. 25, while all 14 elementary schools were represented at the elementary contest on Jan. 26. MIDDLE SCHOOL UIL ACADEMIC MEET Art 8 Morgan Kruse Madison 1 Brianna Swanner Madison 2 Elizabeth Carriles Clack 3 Calculator Apps 6 Alejandro Ibarra Madison 1 Calleigh Martinez Clack 2 Calculator Apps 7 Lamine Bayire Clack 1 Julian Dominguez Madison 2 Chess 6 Branson Werner Craig 1 Cole Elders Craig 2 Jacob Dendinger...

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4 AISD Debate Students Compete at State UIL Congress Competition

Four Abilene ISD debate students made it all the way to the state meet in UIL Congress competition. Makayne Favor and Sonia Liu of Abilene High, Jackie Lacey of ATEMS and Isaac Lock of CHS represented Region 14 at the UIL Congress State Meet held Jan. 8-9 in Austin. These four students advanced to state through a regional contest hosted in Abilene last fall, earning a spot as one of the top 60 UIL Congress debaters in the state. Makayne Favor of AHS placed second in preliminaries and moved to the final round, which was hosted at the State Capitol...

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It’s Musical Theater Season: “Sister Act” and “Big Fish” Hit the Stage

It says January on the calendar, but spring musical season is here. The Fine Arts departments at Abilene High and Cooper High are sharing the spotlight with concurrent musical theater productions starting Jan. 31. CHS will present “Sister Act” with four shows starting Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Shows are also on Friday and Saturday nights, and a matinee is set for Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. All shows are at the Cooper High School Auditorium. Abilene High opens its two-weekend splash of the musical, “Big Fish,” on Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, and then another two-night...

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4 AISD Students Are Among Top UIL Congress Debaters in State

Four Abilene ISD debate students made it all the way to the state meet in UIL Congress competition. Makayne Favor and Sonia Liu of Abilene High, Jackie Lacey of ATEMS and Isaac Lock of CHS represented Region 14 at the UIL Congress State Meet held Jan. 8-9 in Austin. These four students advanced to state through a regional contest hosted in Abilene last fall, earning a spot as one of the top 60 UIL Congress debaters in the state. Makayne Favor of AHS placed second in preliminaries and moved to the final round, which was hosted at the State Capitol...

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Spotlight on Dyess Elementary: Business Partners Reward Perfect Attendance

At Dyess Elementary, perfect attendance pays off. Every semester our wonderful partner businesses donate incentives that our students can work towards winning in our end-of-semester drawing.  The big prize, a bike and helmet from BikeTown, is always a huge win! Also, Rosa’s Café provides lunch for 30 lucky students, five from each grade, at their Catclaw location. This is a fun, and tasty, field trip for students and staff! Dyess also draws winners for lunchboxes, treat cups and water bottles, and everyone with perfect attendance walks away with at least a medal and prize. The fall semester big winner is...

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