“The greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow”

We are closing in on the end of the 2016-2017 school year at Fruitvale ISD. Our community has pulled together to rebuild after the devastating tornados of April 29, 2017. The school district, fire departments, churches and the city have worked together to begin to rebuild, and there is still much to be done to help everyone who has been affected in Fruitvale. We are blessed that we had no fatalities and limited injuries to people in our community. Thank you for everyone that has helped, and will continue to help our school and community. The school district suffered a lot of damage, but not to the extent of families in our community who have lost their homes. The high school facility will have new walls and ceiling tiles in classrooms that sustained water damage due to the tornado. There is a lot of work to be completed on campus from damage, but we look forward to fresh facilities at the high school in the fall.

Fruitvale ISD’s Career and Technology Education facility is under construction and will be open in the fall of 2017 for students also. Thank you to our community for supporting the school with the passing of the bond that will allow the students to have these facilities. We also recently reviewed our energy savings initiatives from last summer, and our district has saved $8232.52 from the lighting retrofit since August 2016. This money savings initiative is one of many our school board has supported to ensure great use of tax payer funds at FISD. Thank you also to our school board for approving these measures. The school board members for the coming year will include: Bobby Taylor- President, Leann Wheeler- Vice President, Michael Hale- Secretary, Bill Hunt, Heath Yates, Jason Brown and Randall Hudson. They are volunteering their time to serve our district, and represent our community.

Fruitvale ISD students and staff have completed a very successful 2nd semester. Both our high school and middle school UIL students won district competitions, most high school students in UIL advanced to regional competition and 5 students went to state UIL competition this year. The mathematics team won the state competition to be the first team to win state from Fruitvale ISD.  Our organizations and athletes have been competitive in all of their spring sports and activities.  Our high school was named as one of the best high schools according to US News and World Report. Our middle school also was named to the Texas Honor Roll for middle school campuses and is the only middle school in our county with this honor. Hallie Randall Elementary continues to work to build a solid foundation for students who are showing great success as they develop into school leaders.

As the year closes, I want to express how much the school district appreciates your support and involvement in our school.  Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Bain
Superintendent
Fruitvale ISD