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Welcome Military Families

​AISD is proud to welcome military families to our schools and the Abilene area! Our goal is to support you through the challenges of deployment, relocation, and learning life in a new city. Below, you’ll find valuable information and resources to assist you. Welcome to AISD!

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Our Mission

The Mission of the Abilene Independent School District is to provide exceptional educational opportunities in an environment that will produce graduates with the skills necessary to become productive, responsible citizens.

We’re happy you’re here

If you are part of a military family who has been transferred to Dyess AFB, we’re here for you. Any parent or guardian who is an active-duty member of the United States Armed Forces or Reserve Armed Forces may enroll children in Abilene ISD schools.

To get started, please contact AISD Student Services (jacqueline.mahar@abileneisd.org). Be prepared to tell us where you plan to live and the ages of your children to be enrolled with us, and we will let you know which campuses your students may attend. We will also notify the campuses so they are prepared to support you.

Thank you for joining Abilene ISD! We look forward to helping you and your children experience an easy transition into our schools and community. If you have any questions, please call AISD Student Services at 325.677.1444, ext. 8764.

DIANE RUSSELL - Dyess AFB School Liaison Officer

Diane is here to help parents ease the impact of the mobile military lifestyle on their children. She provides information prior to a move, upon arrival, and while stationed at an installation. One of the important roles of the School Liaison Officer is to connect families, schools, and the military community in order to facilitate the educational transition and academic experience of military children.  Contact: diane.russell.1@us.af.mil – 325.660.8764

 

MILITARY-CONNECTED FAMILIES CELEBRATED AT CLACK PICNIC

Col. Todd Jensen has called Abilene and Dyess Air Force Base “home” since last June, the 11th stop in his 22-year military career, and he’s adamant that he’s learned one thing about the city of Abilene…

Take Your Next Step.

You have the chance to take charge of your education and choose to be part of something big in Abilene. Certifications offered in dozens of career pathways, you can take advantage of a new state-of-the-art facility and gain real-world experience in todays and tomorrows technologies.

MEMORIAL PARK @ DYESS

The district will build AISD Memorial Park on the property of Dyess Elementary School in order to honor veterans from the AISD who have passed away.

The Abilene ISD has a feedback form set up for family and friends to provide as much detail about their loved one or friend that they would like to see memorialized on the wall.

Designated Military Family Campuses & LIAISON Information

A COLLABORATION WITH DYESS AIR FORCE BASE AND THE ABILENE ISD TO BETTER SUPPORT MILITARY CONNECTED STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Dyess Elementary School
Dyess Mission Statement
We believe that every child can succeed, and we expect our students to achieve a foundation of academic and social skills that will enable them to be productive and successful citizens. It is our goal to help every student meet his or her academic potential and become responsible, self-disciplined individuals.

Mascot: Jets
School Colors: Red, White & Blue
Motto: “One Team, One Mission, Every Child!”

Campus Military Liaison: Kayce Chambers – kayce.chambers@abileneisd.org

Dyess Elementary Website

Clack Middle School

Motto: “Inspired, skilled, engaged and empowered students make a difference in the world”
Mascot: Cardinal
School Colors: Red & Black

Campus Military Liaison: Wendy Cripps – wendy.cripps@abileneisd.org

Clack Middle School Website

Cooper High School

CHS Mission Statement
Cooper High School is a family achieving excellence and building leaders through teaching
respect, responsibility and accountability

Campus Military Liaison: Tyler Edwards – tyler.edwards@abileneisd.org

Cooper High School Website

Abilene High School

AHS Mission Statement
Abilene High School is a community dedicated to meeting educational, emotional, and
social needs as we build leaders prepared to thrive in our diverse and changing society.

Campus Military Liaison: Emme Siburt – amelia.siburt@abileneisd.org 

Abilene High School Website

ATEMS @theLIFT

ATEMS Mission Statement
The mission of the Academy of Technology, Engineering, Math & Science is to provide a safe, challenging learning environment that emphasizes academic excellence in STEM education as well as the development of 21st century skills.

Campus Military Liaison: Jay Ashby – jay.ashby@abileneisd.org 

ATEMS Website

Bassetti Elementary School

Bassetti Mission Statement
Live, Learn, Lead

Mascot: Bears
School Colors: Blue & Gold

Campus Military Liaison: Carrisa Ethredge – carrisa.ethredge@abileneisd.org 

Bassetti Elementary Website

Ward Elementary School

Ward Mission Statement
We, the Leaders, at Ward Elementary will strive to show respect to our classmates, teachers, and community. We will show kindness through our words and actions as we become life-long learners and builders of our future.

Mascot: Wildcats
School Colors: Navy & Burgundy
Motto: “Where Kids Are #1!”

Campus Military Liaison: Dawn Ripple – dawn.ripple@abileneisd.org 

Ward Elementary Website