Aldine ISD approves retention bonuses, pay raises for all employees; teacher salaries increased to $61K
The Aldine ISD Board of Trustees approved pay raises and a retention bonus for all employees during the May 17 Board meeting. Trustees also approved raising the starting teacher salary from $58,000 to $61,000. The retention bonus will be determined by the years of service for staff employed as of January 1, 2022 and will be paid in the spring 2023.
Aldine ISD: Teacher aides who watched as special needs student attacked ‘no longer employed’ with district
The teacher aides who allegedly stood idly by while witnessing a student with autism being attacked by a fellow student at Jones Middle School are no longer employed at the school, according to Aldine ISD officials.
Aldine ISD police officer hurt after suspect intentionally rams into vehicle in northwest Houston, deputies say
HOUSTON – Harris County Precinct 1 deputies are investigating after an 18-year veteran Aldine ISD officer was injured in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday. Deputies said the crash happened around 3:45 a.m. when the officer was traveling northbound in the 10900 block of West Montgomery. Deputies said the vehicle involved, which has been identified as a black, newer-modeled Camaro, came parallel with the officer on his right side. If seen, contact @Pct1Constable dispatch at (713) 755-7628. pic.twitter.com/4bfOopRr2Q — Constable Alan Rosen Harris County Pct. #hounews pic.twitter.com/mtOQ0t9dUx — Constable Alan Rosen Harris County Pct.
LIST: Houston-area school districts, universities announce plans for week following winter weather closures
Conroe ISDConroe Independent School District will resume classes Monday. Deer Park ISDDeer Park ISD students will return to school Monday, Feb. 22. Humble ISDHumble ISD plans to resume school on Monday, Feb. 22, for all students, both on-campus and virtual students. District staff is in the process of reaching out to families to connect them with supports and information available through the Act. Royal ISDRoyal ISD students will resume school Tuesday.
Aldine ISD Feature: Toro Tough
Jones Middle School was opened in 2018 and since then, the Toros football and basketball teams have never lost a district game…never. The school won the Aldine ISD Adidas 3-Stripe Award, which names the district's top athletic program – the Toros are the first middle school program to win the award. AdThe 411 with Jones Middle School AD Laurentis Butler-ThomasVYPE: Who is the most influential person in your life? BUTLER: My high school coach – the late Emory Bellard, who coached at Texas A&M. I went from there to Stovall Middle School and ran some 7-on-7 stuff.
Aldine ISD Feature: Managing the Pandemic
CAMPBELL CENTER, THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF ALDINE ISD IS REMINDED ABOUT THE CHALLENGES HE AND HIS STAFF FACE EVERY DAY. Aldine ISD has definitely not taken this pandemic lightly. Ad"I feel like we're doing everything as a district to make sure our community, kids, coaches, fans and officials leaves here safe," Thompson said. "Not that we're not focusing on winning," Thompson said. "We are competing and, of course winning is important, but that will never be more important than the health and safety of the kids.
Is Your Houston-Area School Open During The Winter Storm? These Are The Local K-12, Higher Ed Closures And Modifications – Houston Public Media
K-12 SchoolsAldine ISD: The Aldine district will remain closed through Friday, February 19. Conroe ISD: The district will remain closed through Wednesday, and all extracurricular activities scheduled through Wednesday have been canceled. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD: All Cy-Fair ISD schools and facilities will remain closed through Thursday. Staff members will work from home, and students will participate in asynchronous virtual learning. Higher EducationHouston Community College: HCC will close both on-campus and virtual classes through Thursday.houstonpublicmedia.org
Behind the Scenes at the Aldine ISD Media Day
Behind the Scenes at the Aldine ISD Media DayThere is so much fun to be had at a VYPE Media Day! From team and individual pictures, social media shout-outs, and video interviews it is all there for the student-athlete to feel like a superstar! VYPE traveled out to Aldine ISD a few weeks ago for the Aldine ISD 2020 VYPE Winter Media Day. Check out the Behind the Scenes Video!
What's Inside: Aldine ISD 2021 Winter Edition
The next Aldine ISD magazine has arrived! The 2021 VYPE Aldine ISD Winter Edition is here and is chock full of amazing photos, feature stories on all five cover kids, and a great interview with Aldine ISD Athletic Director Dre' Thompson on how he has managed the pandemic. At the 2021 VYPE Aldine ISD winter sports photoshoot, there were hundreds of photos taken of each team and each athlete and coach! Check out all of VYPE's photos from our amazing photographers below.
Splash Zone: Aldine ISD Swimmers shine in District 14-6A Meet
At the end of January, Aldine ISD's best swimmers took to the pool to try and punch their tickets to the Region IV Championships at the District 15-6A Championships. When the scores were all compiled MacArthur women's swimming team took second place overall, led by Carmen Pedraza, Gissele Rodriguez, and Georgina Aguinaga. The Nimitz women's team took fourth, guided by Bailey Johnson. Aldine Davis men took third place overall – led by strong relay teams – while Eisenhower men finished fourth. Here are the Regional Qualifiers out of Aldine ISD.
DATA: Houston-area school districts see troubling failure rates for first grading period
No matter the school district, failure rates for the first grading period, among those learning virtually, are much higher than failure rates during the same period last year, according to an analysis of data conducted by KPRC 2. After reporting 42% of students enrolled in Houston Independent School District failed at least one course during the first six weeks of the school year, KPRC 2 sent requests to 10 Houston-area school districts for failure rates among virtual students vs in-person students. As more requests are fulfilled, KPRC 2 will continue to update the data provided:Houston Independent School DistrictWhile the Houston Independent School District is Texas’ largest school district, it’s far from alone in documenting problems associated with virtual learning. Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School DistrictForty-four percent of high school students enrolled in virtual learning failed at least one course during the first grading period, data released by Cy-Fair ISD confirmed. Thirty-eight percent of middle school students learning virtually failed at least one course, according to the data.
What's Inside: VYPE Aldine ISD 2020 Fall Edition
The 2020 Fall season has been a fast and furious one as sports have picked up steam. Aldine ISD had a slightly later start than other school districts around the city but Aldine, Davis, Eisenhower, Macarthur and Nimitz have hit the ground running on the football field, volleyball court, cross country courses and tennis courts. Aldine ISD fans will have to pick up this magazine. This 40-page magazine features ever football and volleyball team, cross country teams, a feature on the MacArthur team tennis program and stories about all the cover athletes. CLICK HERE TO VIEW DIGITAL VERSIONFor this magazine, VYPE held its annual VYPE Fall Media Days at all five campuses!
‘Reading With A Rapper’ looks to expand to school districts across Texas
The founders of a local non-profit think they have the answer -- blending culture into the classroom. Since it’s inception in 2018, Small has been on a mission to make “Reading With A Rapper” much more mainstream. Right before the pandemic, organizers launched a new campaign called “Turn Texas Yellow” to get the program in as many schools in Texas as they can by raising money. “I think that’s the whole point of why we created education in schools in the first place. If you’d like to learn more about “Reading With A Rapper” or donate to the “Turn Texas Yellow” Campaign, click here.
Houston-area school districts hand out devices, supplies to help families in need ahead of school year
HOUSTON – Two Houston-area school districts handed out school supplies, laptops and hotspots to students in need Wednesday ahead of the start of the 2020-21 school year. Alief ISDThe Alief Independent School District will be the first Houston-area school district to begin its new school year with online learning Thursday. Aldine ISDWith school around the corner, parents in the Aldine School Independent School District got some much-needed help Wednesday. Several volunteers and organizations teamed up to give away free food boxes and school supplies to families in need. Around 4,000 cars wrapped around the school waiting to get the supplies and a box of food from Baker Ripley.
Aldine ISD kicks off school year with Back to School Expo
HOUSTON – Thousands of families attended the Aldine ISD Back-to-School Expo. Aldine ISD families were able to pick up free backpacks and school supplies and food donations were provided by BakerRipley. Jennifer Calixto said that she and her family waited in the parking lot since 6:30 a.m.“It’s been very organized, it’s good,” said Calixto. She added, “It is very helpful to the community right now.”Sarah Lowery with the Family and Community and Engagement Department at Aldine ISD said they expect more than 3500 families to attend. “Especially with COVID happening, there are families who may be struggling financially and just need that extra start just to get them going with school supplies.
Aldine ISD hands out laptops, hotspots ahead of virtual start to school year
HOUSTON – Like many school districts in the Houston-area, the Aldine Independent School District is going to begin the school year with virtual learning. In order to meet the needs of students in the district and bridge the digital divide, Aldine ISD officials handed out Chromebooks and hotspots to hundreds of families Monday. The drive-thru distribution event took place at Aldine High School Monday afternoon ahead of the district’s Aug. 17 start date. District officials said more than 5,000 families signed up for the event and each family got one set of devices. With such a high need among students in the district, officials say they will plan a second event to hand out devices to more students.
How schools are planning to have students practice social distancing
HOUSTON – The new CDC guidelines on returning to school put a lot of importance on kids social distancing. That includes canceling any activities when distancing isn’t possible and configuring groups of students that always work together. Buses and hallwaysAt KIPP Charter Schools, they say with the exception of siblings, kids won't sit next to each other on the bus. Sneeze guardsDesks are six feet apart in Aldine, with two students diagonally across from each other and sneeze guards to shield them. CafeteriasIn school cafeterias, seats may be marked off to demonstrate social distancing.
Aldine ISD hosts virtual town hall addressing questions on transportation, technology and health
HOUSTON – The Aldine Independent School District unveiled its reopening plans for the upcoming school year. Parents learned more about the changes in a virtual town hall hosted by the district. District administrators tackled those topics, including transportation, technology, and health and safety of students, during Thursday afternoon’s virtual presentation. After that, students will have two options: continue virtual learning or head back to the classroom for in-person instruction. Student Health & SafetyEducators said the health and safety of students is their number one priority.
Presidents of Texas’ 10 largest school boards send letter to Gov. Abbott about reopening schools
The presidents of the 10 largest school boards in Texas have come together to write a letter to Gov. “School districts require stability to open without fear of financial losses, and we need flexibility to open school in a manner we determine best for each community,” the letter reads. Secondly, the presidents requested that Abbott allow school districts the flexibility to design instructional systems that meet the needs of families and staff given local health conditions. The board called on Abbott to respond with his decisions by July 17 so that they can better inform their local school districts on the mentioned issues. The presidents of both the Aldine and Houston school boards were among those who signed the letter.
Aldine ISD: What you need to know about the district’s 2020-2021 school plans
Here’s what to know so far for the upcoming school year:CalendarThe first day of school is scheduled for August 17, 2020. Extra hand sanitizer will also be available at all Aldine ISD campuses. Social DistancingEach Aldine ISD campus has its own unique floor plan and needs. As such, each school is designing and developing a plan to address social distancing throughout the buildings and in each classroom. Mobile Breakfast – mobile carts will be stationed throughout each school to practice social distancing and speed service.
Aldine ISD alumna's painting business takes off after Bad Bunny offers $5K for his portrait
Aldine ISD alumna's painting business takes off after Bad Bunny offers $5K for his portraitCynthia Coronado's side-hustle painting business is taking off after Latin music artist Benito Antonio Martnez Ocasio, also known as "Bad Bunny" offered to purchase one of her portraits of him for $5,000. Cynthia Coronado's side-hustle painting business is taking off after Latin music artist Benito Antonio Martnez Ocasio, also known as "Bad Bunny" offered to purchase one of her portraits of him for $5,000. Photo: Aldine ISD Photo: Aldine ISD Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Aldine ISD alumna's painting business takes off after Bad Bunny offers $5K for his portrait 1 / 5 Back to GalleryAn Aldine ISD alumna's side-hustle painting business is taking off after Latin music artist Benito Antonio Martnez Ocasio, also known as "Bad Bunny," offered to purchase one of her portraits of him for $5,000. Cynthia Coronado, 22, graduated from Aldine ISD's magnet school, Carver High School for Engineering, Applied Technology and the Arts in 2016. A self-professed Bad Bunny fan, the aspiring artist channeled her quarantine boredom into creating a portrait of the bare-chested singer lying in the sun wearing heart-rimmed sunglasses.chron.com