Allen Independent School District

The Official Allen ISD page A public school district serving approximately 21,000 students in Allen, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Consistently rated as one of the best school districts in the state of Texas.

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Bond Background Videos

A lot of decision making went into Project Kids recommending the 2020 Bond Proposal. Did you have an opportunity to attend our Bond Background meetings? Allen ISD subject matter experts in the areas of demographics, finance, operations and more shared detailed information that helped to formulate the bond package.

These videos are available on our youtube channel for the Allen ISD community:

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Project Kids, a district facilities planning committee, recommended the bond package as one total proposition. Due to new legislative changes, the bond package is broken out into 4 separate propositions, all of which can be found at the bottom of your ballot.

Early Voting continues this weekend. Polls are open Saturday, Oct 24 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Congratulations to the Allen High School Tennis Team for being named District 5-6A CHAMPIONS!

Eagles defeated Guyer 10-0 last night. Way to go, Eagles!

Applications are now open for the the 2020-2021 class of the Allen ISD Leadership Academy.

The Allen ISD Leadership Academy is designed to provide community participants a comprehensive overview of the school district by department and district leadership.

Applications will close on October 31, 2020.

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The Marion Mavericks are celebrating the 50th day of school with 50’s theme dress. #WeAreAllen

Allen ISD Bond 2020

Allen ISD has produced a video to comprehensively explain the four propositions included in the 2020 Bond Election that will be on the November ballot.

For more information, please visit our bond website: www.allenisdbond.org

Note: much of the footage included is from prior to March 2020, before social distancing practices were put into place.

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Allen ISD Students Win All-Region Choir Honors

Sixty-two Allen ISD Choir Students recently won spots in the Texas Music Educators Association All-Region Choir.

Auditions for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 25 High School Choirs were held on Saturday, Oct. 17. Allen Students competed for spots in an all-region choir against schools from Celine, Community, Denison, Farmersville, Lovejoy, Melissa, Plano, Pottsboro, Princeton, Sherman, and Wylie ISDs. The students performed a series of prepared musical excerpts as well as sight-reading music before a panel of judges in a virtual setting.

Around 570 students began the audition process competing for 163 spots with the 62 Allen choral musicians selected a TMEA Region 25 All-Region Choir. Additionally, 23 Allen choir students advanced to the next round of TMEA All-State Competition.

allenisd.org Auditions for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 25 High School Choirs were held on Saturday, Oct. 17.  Allen Students competed for spots in an all-region choir against schools from Celine, Community, Denison, Farmersville, Lovejoy, Melissa, Plano, Pottsboro, Princeton, Sherman, an...

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is sponsoring three scholarships, two for students and one for teachers.

VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest Entry Form - Students

Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. We invite you to join the more than 138,000 students who participated last year in this contest. The national winners will receive at least $500. The first-place national award is $5,000. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has again approved this contest for its National Advisory List of Contests and Activities.

VFW Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest Entry Form - Students

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 57,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?”

VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Entry Form -Teachers

For more information, please visit our website.

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Do you need more information before you vote in the Allen ISD bond election? Superintendent Robin Bullock is hosting a Lunch & Learn meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22 from Noon to 1 p.m. on Zoom. Sign up today to learn more about the bond election and the specific project details in all four propositions. Register now at https://forms.gle/zjoXcwUo4UNtg1XBA

Special thanks to Texas Health Resources for contacting the Foundation For Allen Schools and providing teachers with a gift basket to appreciate them during COVID-19.

We appreciate you celebrating our teachers!

Proposition B: Safe and Secure Schools

Looking for more information on projects included in the 2020 Bond Proposal?

One of the projects to be submitted to voters in Proposition B includes Safety and Security Updates for our campuses.

Director of Safe and Secure Schools, Ernie Rodriguez, shares what this would include.

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In Allen ISD, we are proud of our alumni, and we want to celebrate their accomplishments. Wednesday, November 11, 2020 is Veterans Day. Help us honor our Allen ISD alumni who have served our country.

We will be accepting submissions of Allen ISD alumni who are Veterans through Sunday, November 1, 2020. To nominate a graduate please send an email to: [email protected] and include the following information.

*Name of Allen ISD Graduate
*Year of Graduation
*Branch of Military
*Rank
*Picture of alumni (preferably in uniform)

Allen ISD will run a highlight feature on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

October is National Principals Month and we want to honor our incredible principals across Allen ISD who work tirelessly for our students and staff. Thank you for everything!

We also continue to keep the memory of Marion Principal Brooke Cherry in our hearts.

#WeAreAllen

Do you need more information before you vote in the Allen ISD bond election? Superintendent Robin Bullock is hosting a Lunch & Learn meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22 from Noon to 1 p.m. on Zoom. Sign up today to learn more about the bond election and the specific project details in all four propositions. Register now at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvCrU3zrPqfwq62qUvPViyONP-f6j-10pjJN4RTw2fbZhQVQ/viewform

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Property tax rate reductions still coming.

Allen ISD lowers property tax rate 7th year in a row.

Since 2013 the district has lowered its property tax rates amounting to a roughly $890 reduction in property taxes for the average homeowner in Allen ISD.

Early voting continues through the weekends! Be sure to check times on your date of choice.

Early voting runs through October 30, 2020.

Have you voted yet? If you're headed to the polls soon, remember to go to the bottom of the ballot to vote in the Allen ISD Bond Election.

Have you had a chance to listen to the latest episode of Allen Voices?

Our monthly podcast releases new episodes on the 15th of every month and highlights the stories of our students and the educational opportunities that Allen ISD provides.

In the October episode, the Communications Department talked with Larry Labue, Executive Director of the Allen ISD STEAM center, as well as Senior Gianna Rasico about the unique opportunities available at the STEAM center and how we are shaping STEAM learning in our district.

Allen Voices is available on apple podcasts, google play, stitcher or your favorite audio directory.

The Texas Music Educators Association has invited the Allen High School Symphony Orchestra to perform as part of their virtual convention in February 2021. The AHS Symphony Orchestra was the only high school full orchestra invited to perform at this year’s convention.

The symphony orchestra is comprised of top string players from the orchestra and top wind players from the band. The ensemble is conducted by David DeVoto, Matt Cross, and Philip Obado. They will now begin rehearsals both face to face and virtual and record a performance in mid Jan for submission to TMEA. TMEA will present Allen High School’s Symphony Orchestra performance during their virtual convention February 10-13, 2021.

Congratulations to the students and directors of this group in recognition of their hard work.

Have you voted yet? If you're headed to the polls soon, remember to go to the bottom of the ballot to vote in the Allen ISD Bond Election. Due to new state law, all school district bond propositions throughout the state will include the following text: "This is a property tax increase" even if there is no expected increase to the school district tax rate. By paying off previous bonds early and refinancing bonds for better interest rates, Allen ISD has the capacity to layer in $222 million of new issuance with no increase to the tax rate.

October 15 is National White Cane day, an annual celebration of achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired. This day marks the importance of recognizing the white cane as not just a tool, but a symbol of independence world-wide for those in the visually impaired community.

Evans Elementary held #WhiteCaneSafetyDay today with a walk around the perimeter of the campus to celebrate two incredible sisters, Sophia and Blair Peterson, who are visually impaired. Sophia and Blair decorated their white canes, were cheered on by their classmates, and led the way for this year's celebratory walk.

This walk is a shining example of the girls' independence and strength, and of the joyous culture at Evans Elementary.

Hoping to join the Allen High School Tallenettes? Applications are due 11/1/2020. For more information visit allendrillteam.com

The newest episode of the Allen ISD Voices podcast is out today! Listen now to hear about the history of the Allen STEAM Center as well as all of the incredible learning opportunities that it provides.

Allen Voices is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or your favorite audio directory.

Allen ISD is hosting two information sessions this week on Zoom regarding the 2020 bond election: one for parents of student-athletes, and one for parents of fine arts students. Register today:

• Student-Athlete Meeting: https://forms.gle/mvmM9bfJko6d29yn9

• Fine Arts Meeting: https://forms.gle/XxVzu1aEehHC5JEeA

Early Voting runs from today through October 30. For more information on the Allen ISD bond, visit www.allenisdbond.org

Proposition A: Campus Renovations

Looking for more information on projects included in the 2020 Bond Proposal?

One of the projects to be submitted to voters in Proposition A includes renovations to 3 Elementary schools and one Middle School.

Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Daniel Pitcock, shares what this would include.

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Allen ISD has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming home varsity football game against Tyler Legacy on Oct. 16. Following the cancellation of last night’s football game, additional lab-confirmed positive tests of COVID-19 were reported last night and this morning. After consulting with the AISD athletic department and our health coordinator, Allen ISD believes this decision is in the best interest of both Allen’s and Tyler Legacy’s players and staff.

This Friday’s game was scheduled to be Allen High School’s Homecoming game. All homecoming festivities, including the crowning of the king and queen and the planned drive-in movie, will be postponed to a later date. Allen High School will communicate the new event schedule when details are finalized.

While the cancellation of both games is unfortunate, AISD wants to emphasize that this is no fault of our students or coaches. AISD students and staff across the district have done an excellent job of following health and safety guidelines. As a reminder to all in our community, please continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and stay home if you are feeling ill.

Allen ISD would like to thank the entire community for its support and understanding during these difficult times. We look forward to having our football team, Escadrille, cheerleaders and many other student groups participate in the next home football game on Oct. 30 against McKinney Boyd.

Friendly Reminder Allen ISD! All campuses are closed for a student and staff holiday on Monday, October 12. Tuesday, October 13 will be a staff development day. We welcome all In-Person Learners back to campus on Wednesday, October 14.

Allen ISD families were able to change their learning selection model (In-Person Learning or At-Home Learning) for the 2nd 9-week grading period, which begins on Oct. 14. This table reflects the campus-by-campus breakdown of students who will attend In-Person or At-Home Learning for the 2nd 9-weeks. The next opportunity to change your child’s learning model will take place on December 1-7 for the 3rd 9-week period.

[10/09/20]   Dear Allen Eagle Fans,

It is our regret to inform you that tonight’s (Oct. 9, 2020) football game against Cedar Hill has been canceled. Two student-athletes from our team have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two days. This decision was made by AISD’s district and athletic administrators out of an abundance of caution and in the best interest of both teams’ athletes.

Any student who has a lab-confirmed positive test of COVID-19 will be required to remain off campus and follow CDC guidelines before returning to school. District officials have begun contact tracing to determine if any students were in close contact with individuals who have tested positive.

District officials will continue to monitor the football team, as well as all other teams, groups, and our student population. Allen ISD will continue to take proactive health procedures to allow our students to continue participating in school events. At this point, the remainder of Allen’s football games will be played as scheduled.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

The Allen ISD Administration

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National Merit Commends 77 AHS Students

Congratulations to the 77 Allen High School students who were named National Merit Commended Students.

#WeAreAllen

allenisd.org Allen High School is proud to announce that 77 students have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

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Ford Middle School Proposition B

Looking for more information on projects included in the 2020 Bond Proposal?

One of the projects to be submitted to voters in Proposition B includes an equity update to the athletic facilities at Ford Middle School.

Ford Principal, Doug Wilhelm, shares what this would include.

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On Sept. 28, the Allen ISD Board of Trustees approved a 2020-2021 tax rate of $1.4325, which is 2.6 cents lower than last year. What does this mean for taxes on the average residence? The average market value of a residence climbed to $374,902 this year (from $372,578 last year). Even with this increase in market value, the school taxes due on this household would decrease by $37.

Over the past seven years, the Allen ISD tax rate has dropped 23.75 cents.

It's the last day of the Foundation For Allen Schools "We Believe" campaign. Every little bit helps!

TODAY is the last day for our We Believe in Eagles Campaign! We challenged our Allen Community to give back in the same amount our Allen ISD teachers and staff give back each year through payroll deduction ($100,000). We are $16,000 shy of our goal. We are looking for 160 generous donors to give $100 TODAY and we will hit our goal. This money will ensure the continuation of our scholarships for the class of 2021 and classroom grants for teachers across our district at every campus. We have until midnight....who will help? Every gift no matter it's size will help us get there!!!https://secure.qgiv.com/event/webelieve/
#MOTIVATIONMonday #WeBelieve #Eagles

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Community Education / Parent University - Screenagers: The Next Chapter - October 20, 2020

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills For Stress Resilience" is a starting point for an online interactive discussion about how we help teens build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

High stress, anxiety, and depression are experienced by millions of young people. This film follows physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age.
The program is free but you must register at the link below. Register once per family as reservations are limited.

The movie runs for approximately 68 minutes and will be followed by a Q & A session. Once registered you'll be sent a link to live stream the movie and a separate link for the follow-up Zoom session.

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More information can also be found: www.allenisd.org/communityed

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Allen ISD is a public school district serving approximately 21,000 students in Allen, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The district includes 18 elementary schools, three middle schools, one ninth grade center and one high school.

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Allen ISD Bond 2020
Proposition B: Safe and Secure Schools
Proposition A: Campus Renovations
Ford Middle School Proposition B
Proposition A: Transportation
HR Recognition September 2020
Allen ISD Bond 2020
9/11 Flags
Proposition A: CTE Wing Update
Return to In-Person Learning
Proposition D: Wireless Devices for Students
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