Fruitvale ISD Students and Families,
Happy Holidays! I love this time of year, it brings me such joy to see the students get so excited for the holidays. It is also a midpoint in the school year, and as I reflect on the start of this school year, I have been amazed at how great the beginning of the year has been. Thank you for all of your support and kind words. It is hard work creating a great school, but our staff puts that work in on a daily basis, and it shows with the students’ efforts and accomplishments each day.
My article today will focus on kindness, based off of the counselor’s theme this year, BE KIND. I want to share with you a great article I recently read entitled: Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind, by Amy Joyce. According to the article, there are five strategies to raise moral, caring children:
1. Make caring for others a priority
Why? Parents tend to prioritize their children’s happiness and achievements over their children’s concern for others. But children need to learn to balance their needs with the needs of others, whether it’s passing the ball to a teammate or deciding to stand up for friend who is being bullied.
2. Provide opportunities for children to practice caring and gratitude
3. Expand your child’s circle of concern.
4. Be a strong moral role model and mentor.
5. Guide children in managing destructive feelings
One of my all time favorite people to quote is Mother Teresa, she lived a life of kindness, and she said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” We can’t change everything wrong with the world, but we can work on our families and our children to create ripples of kindness throughout our home and school. Have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family, and above all else, BE KIND.
Fruitvale Boys' Basketball Tournament
Fruitvale Junior High/High School
JH One Act Play Awards
The cast and crew excelled at their contest Friday.
Best Actor......Ty Erwin
All Star Cast...Alex Mobley
Honorable Mention All Star Cast...Cassie Johnson
Tech Award...Brian Flores
JH UIL Results District 2016
Team Overall Scores
Union Hill 462
I can finally release our athletes All-District Honors for this past football season. We had a very good showing at the district meeting, and the other coaches thought very highly of our young men. Our players received the following honors:
Paul Garner - 1st Team Wide Receiver (Also nominated to All-Region Team) & 2nd Team Cornerback - Paul was the Unanimous Choice for 1st Team Receiver
Kayle Lewis - 1st Team Utility Back (Nominated to All-Region Team) & 2nd Team Nose Tackle - Kayle was also nominated as first alternate from our district to play in Senior All-Star Game
Cody Hunt - 1st Team Spread Center (Nominated to All-Region Team) & 2nd Team Defensive Lineman
Payton Thompson - 1st Team Safety
Preston Thompson - 2nd Team Utility Back & 2nd Team Defensive Utility Back
Matthew Copeland - 2nd Team Receiver
Davin Brightman - 2nd Team Special Teams Player
Taylor Brown - Honorable Mention Offense
Hunter Robinson - Honorable Mention Defense
Very proud of these young men and the heart and character they played with this season. We had some road blocks this year (injuries and a few other things), but they never gave in and competed with everything they had. Truly a special group of young men.
The following girls received awards for all district selections. Amy Andeson was tri defensive player of the year. Abby Williams is co New Comer of the year. Emily Driskill is 1st team all district. Addison Allen and Bryce Yates are 2nd team all district. Academic all district went to Amy Anderson and Audrey Robinson, Honorable mention went to Harley Moore, Emily Williams, Mattie Davis and Lulu Campbell. Very proud of these girls, they had a great year. Coach Ptak
Lady Cat Basketball
12/5/16 This weekend the Lady Cats traveled to Celeste to play in their tournament against all bigger schools and came home with 5th place after beating Boles 44-38 Saturday morning. Against Boles, Bryce Yates led the scoring with 15 pts. Emily Driskill had 10 pts, Abby Williams had 5 pts, Adison Allen also had 5pts, Mattie Davis and Amy Anderson had 4 pts each, and Emily Williams had 1pt. The Lady Cats are 4-3 on the season.
12/6/16 The girls basketball team defeated Bloomburg last night 44-6.
Dear parents and guardians of students of Fruitvale ISD,
Our school has partnered with BrightBytes - an educational research organization - to explore our use of technology for learning.
Thank you for taking part in this important initiative!
December Employee of the Month
Labels for Education
Many of the products you already buy can also contribute to your child's education. Just check your products for any of the following, clip, and send to school:
To: All Parents
As a parent of a student at Fruitvale ISD, you have a right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child, and Federal law requires the school district to provide you this information in a timely manner if you request it. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:
If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact Rebecca Bain at 903-896-4363.
Lunch Money Now is now available in the FISD cafeteria.
Go to https://www.lunchmoneynow.com/
Fruitvale ISD has campus and district committees that work to obtain broad based input from community, parents, and staff and provide information to those persons on a regular basis. If you are interested in being on one of the campus or district committees please contact Rebecca Bain at 903-896-4466. We appreciate your support of Fruitvale ISD.
Credit By Exam
Fruitvale ISD will be offering Credit by Exam four times per year. In order to take one of these exams the student must notify in writing the counselor on their campus of their intent to take a credit by exam provided by the district. The following notification dates for each testing window will be utilized:
Notification Date: Testing Window:
December 31st January 1st to March 31st
March 31st April 1st to June 30th
June 30th July 1st to Sept 30th
Sept 30th October 1st to Dec 31st
A complete battery of exams for Math, Language Arts and Reading, Science and Social Studies are required K-8. Students may earn credit for an academic subject in grades 9-12 by taking the subject specific exam offered for that course.
|Monday, December 12, 2016|
|JH Basketball @ Union Hill g,b - 4:30p|
|Tuesday, December 13, 2016|
|Basketball @ Big Sandy (g,G) - 5:00p|
|HRE Christmas Program - 7:00p|
|Thursday, December 15, 2016|
|Board Meeting - 6:30p|
|Band Concert - 7:30p|
|Friday, December 16, 2016|
|Early Release/ End of 2nd 9 weeks|
|Basketball vs Cumby @ Home (g,G) - 5:00p|
|Basketball vs Scurry-Rosser @ Home (b,B) - 5:00p|
|Monday, December 19, 2016|
|Tuesday, December 20, 2016|
|Wednesday, December 21, 2016|
|Thursday, December 22, 2016|
|Friday, December 23, 2016|
|Monday, December 26, 2016|
|Basketball @ Hawkins Classic (g,G)|
|Basketball @ Quitman Tournament (B)|