On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in the Boardroom of the Central Administration building, Hale, County, Texas, the Board of Trustees of Abernathy Independent School District named Aaron Waldrip as the Lone finalist for the position of AISD Superintendent. Mr. Waldrip and the district must wait the mandatory 21 days before he can sign the contract and take the reins of the district.
He comes to the district with a career as a successful teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and superintendent.
We welcome Mr. Waldrip to Abernathy from Wellman-Union ISD where he served as superintendent for three years. Prior to that, he graduated from Texas Tech with a major in exercise and sports science and minor in education and Spanish. He spent his first four years teaching and coaching at Estacado and Lubbock High. He transitioned into administration as an assistant principal and ultimately the role of principal at Brownfield Middle School where he served a total of five years.
He and his wife, Ashley Waldrip, have three children: Elli Kate, Maddox Jack and Myla Mae who will be joining them in Abernathy. We are happy to have Mr. Waldrip and his family in the district! As always, it's a great day to be an Abernathy Antelope!
Cade Simmons finished in the top 12 in LD Debate and placed 4th in the state in Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking. Congratulations on a great year. Thank you Suzanne Fortenberry Hamilton for coaching Cade.
Congratulations to the following Abernathy All-District Baseball Players;
Tanner Timms-Newcomer of the Year
2nd Team Pitcher-Malachi Loredo
2nd Team Infield-Bryson Daily
Nathan Sullivan -Pitcher
Jake Ayers- Infield
Ryan Sandoval -Outfield
Adrian Macias -Outfield
Abernathy ISD will offer a free lunch to children 18 years of age and younger during the following summer dates. Lunch will be served at Abernathy Elementary in the cafeteria, 11:30am - 12:00pm daily. For more information, contact Jenci Chambers at (806) 298-4930.
June 11 - 26
July 30 – August 9
The 6th grade band performed at the Abernathy Band Festival on Wednesday, April 24th. They were awarded a division 1 rating from both their concert and sight-reading judges, resulting in a sweepstakes award.
The 7th and 8th grade bands performed at the Abernathy Band Festival on Wednesday, April 24th. They were awarded a division 1 rating from both their concert and sight-reading judges, resulting in a sweepstakes award. They were also selected as the overall Outstanding middle school band of the festival!
The 7th and 8th grade bands then traveled to Amarillo, on May 2nd, and put on an “Outstanding” performance at the Greater Southwest Music Festival. They played a beautiful concert and were awarded an "Outstanding" rating from all three of their judges. This is the highest rating given at GSWMF! Congratulations to these fine musicians on a truly fantastic spring!
We are so thankful for the opportunity to work with these young musicians and could not be more proud of the hard work and dedication they have shown throughout the year.
The 8th grade and HS bands will perform their spring concert on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:31.
The 5th, 6th, and 7th grade bands will perform their spring concert on Thursday, May 16th at 6:31.
We invite you to join us as we end another fantastic year with the Abernathy Bands!