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Back-To-School Message from Superintendent

wrightFriday, Aug. 12, 2022

As the 2022-2023 school year begins in Argyle ISD, I envision a very productive and exciting year for students and staff.

Each year brings new challenges and new adventures. All children come to school eager to learn, and educators in our district are committed to making sure that the learning environment allows them to continue to be enthusiastic seekers of knowledge. Teachers accept nothing less than the best from all students, and hold fast to their dreams of what students can become.  

Teachers recognize that every student has unique characteristics, and that instruction must be differentiated to meet their needs. Our teachers are role models for students, both at and away from school.  

We are excited about opening the year with an enrollment of almost 5,000 students. Our student enrollment growth is projected to be about 10%. In June 2017, the district had 2,454 students, so you can see that the enrollment has doubled in the last five years. Signs of the enrollment growth are reflected by Argyle ISD moving to Class 5A starting this year.

New curriculum is coming to AHS, as Law Enforcement is being taught for the first time, and French is returning to the middle school.

As we continue to add students, instructional space and facilities will be needed for the future. Voters in AISD passed a $267,885,000 bond in May 2022. This bond will provide increased capacity for students through the addition of two elementary schools and a middle school. Technology, transportation, an indoor activity center, and a new stadium are also included.

One year ago, AISD opened Phase 2 of Argyle High School in Canyon Falls. The high school will serve approximately 1,500 students in Grades 9-12 this year. Opening August 15 is our newest campus, Argyle South Elementary School in Canyon Falls. This campus will serve grades PreK-5th, and will provide capacity for 850 students. The campus will be led by Principal Dr. Dawn Jordan, who previously served at Argyle Intermediate.

This year our campuses transition to a grade-configuration change. Hilltop, South, and West elementary campuses will serve grades PreK-5th. Argyle Intermediate is closed for future repurposing.

AISD will continue this year with PreK classes, which provide an excellent learning opportunity for students. AISD will also continue to serve students who qualify as economically disadvantaged, Emergent Bilingual Learners, homeless, or children of military families in PreK. Additionally, parents may pay tuition for a student who does not meet eligibility criteria to attend PreK if space permits. PreK allows students to develop language and other readiness skills, and be ready for Kindergarten.

We are still so thrilled about Argyle High School winning another UIL Lone Star Cup last year, which marked the 12th in school history. The Lone Star Cup represents the accumulation of the largest number of UIL points in the state in each classification. Academics, athletics, and fine arts competitions are all included. The UIL Lone Star Cup will be presented to AHS during halftime at an Eagle football game in October.

I became your superintendent in January of 2009 after serving as interim for 10 months in 2008. My own background experience includes teacher, counselor, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, college instructor, and superintendent. I am honored to work in AISD, and to serve the needs of the students, parents, and staff in the district.  

Please feel free to contact me at any time. 

Have a great year, Eagles!         

Telena Wright, Ed. D.
Superintendent, AISD