Fruitvale ISD is committed to working as a team to close the gaps that separate our students from achieving all they can be. This year, we are raising the expectations in every program and at every campus so that we can prepare all of our students for success beyond high school. We will be committed to doing whatever it takes to benefit students and their success.
Our efforts will be focused on improving academics and attendance. Students simply cannot reach their highest potential if they are not in class. Another focus this year will be on preparing students for life after graduation. With your help and your commitment we will make it happen. Please join the FISD’s amazing staff as we encourage every student to be their very best. Thank you for your support.
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Football Season Recap
As the boys transition to a new sport, I wanted to share some thoughts on this past football season. First, I'd like to express my admiration for our boys. It's unbelievably difficult to learn all of the intricacies of eleven man football in one season. It's hard to master those skills in a 6 year (jh and hs) football career. This football team made huge strides each week in their understanding of the game and it showed on the field. Secondly, I was amazed by their awesome attitudes. This season was a rough one on the scoreboard, but our players always came in with a positive outlook and a willingness to put in the work even though they knew the odds were against them. Everybody loves to be a part of something when things are going right, but what will you do when things aren't going so well? The answer is you just keep showing up, and that's what these kids did. They showed up for late practices, long bus rides, early Saturday morning film sessions and to play against teams with twice their numbers and experience. I believe the lessons learned this season will make these young men good fathers, husbands, uncles, employees, and students somewhere down the line when life gets tough, and if that is not what athletics is supposed to teach you, then I'm in the wrong business. I love these kids because of who they are and what they will be. It was an honor and a pleasure to be their coach. Finally, I'd like to thank everyone that helped and supported our team this season. We could not have done it without you!
All District Volleyball Selections
MVP: Karen Crane, Fruitvale
Honorable Mention from Fruitvale: Makayla David, Bryli Stanley, Audrey Robinson, Kennedy Kvapil
ACADEMIC All District: Karen Crane, Emma Shaw, Kennedy Kvapil, Sarah Sheppard, Bryli Stanley, Makayla David, Felisha Hickman, Audrey Robinson
11/12/14 The varsity volleyball team bowed out of the playoffs last night, finishing the season at 26-9 and one of the top 8 teams in the region. Beckville was a worthy opponent, having competed in the regional tournament the last three years. I'm very proud of our Lady Cats for representing Fruitvale with heart and pride.
11/17/14 UIL at Athens. The 27 teams
Math teams placed 2nd
Emma Shaw, Sarah Sheppard, Felisha Hickman, Christian Rowe
We took 11 students
11/19/14 The varsity boys opened up the season with an impressive 68-49 victory last night over a very athletic West Rusk team. Chaz Grimes led the way with 26 points, including 6 three pointers, and 8 rebounds. Eric Lane had 19 points, including 3 three pointers. Geramey Mayne had 10 points. Gavino Rongel had 8 points and 16 rebounds. Kayle Lewis had 4 points and Jesus Rongel had 1 point. The boys return to action at Beckville on Friday with JV and Varsity games starting at 5.
11/19/14 The Fruitvale JV boys couldn't recover from a 11-2 second period deficit & a 20-2 in the 4th and eventually fell to the West Rusk Raiders at home Tuesday night 54-24. The Bobcats started out solid in the 1st period and out scored the Raiders 13-10 in the 3rd on the strength of 3-point shots by Jonathan Sheppard (12 points) & Taylor Brown (5 points). Breylan Tarrant added 4 points and Matthew Martin led the team in rebounds and scored a field goal early on. Davin Brightmon entered the game in the 2nd period and played well defensively & made a free throw. Paul Garner came off the bench for some quality work & Gary Dodd & Wesley Smith work hard under the basket. The boys travel to play Beckville Friday night.
JH Bobcat Basketball
11/18/14 Monday night the boys traveled to Boles and came away with a wire to wire win 55-19. Gavin Sulc took over the game running the offense and dishing several assists, getting several steals, and scored 16 points. Rashaad Watson controlled the glass and scored 18 points. Also scoring for the Bobcats were: Landon Williams with 6pts, Preston Thompson with 4 pts, Allen White, Albert Anderson, Dalton Copeland, Nick Morgan, and Dalton Maynard with 2 pts each, and Payton Thompson with 1 pt. Hunter Robinson had some nice assists and he Eric Williams provided solid defense and great hustle.
Lady Cat Basketball
11/19/14 The varsity girls lost to Winona last night 56-64.
11/19/14 The junior varsity girls pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Winona 26-23 last night. We've seen lots of improvement in a week!
JH Lady Cat Basketball
11/18/14 The JR high girls played a great game, we had the lead for most of the game, but let it slip away at the end. The girls have already shown improvement since last game. We lost 22-20. Very proud of all the girls, everyone one of them gave great effort last night.
10/21/14 Yesterday the cross country team competed at the district meet and all though we didn't reach our overall goals for the year, we still had a very solid showing.
The JH girls team consisting of Delaney Chennault, Christina Servin, Kerstin Aleman, Lauren Brown, and Kennedy Kizzia took 2nd place. Delaney also received a medal as a top 10 finisher.
The JH boys team consisting of Gavin Sulc, Albert Anderson, Landon Williams, Nick Morgan, Hunter Robinson and Dalton Maynard also finished in 2nd place. Albert Anderson received a medal for a top 10 finish while Gavin Sulc raced to a 1st place finish with a time of 12 min 39 sec.
In the JV boys division Wesley Smith finished 2nd while Paul Garner finished 4th.
The Varsity Girls consisting of Shelbie Teague, Elvia Torres, Chelsea Conatser, Emily Williams, Kylie Eslinger, and Audrey Robinson just missed a third trip to regionals with a 4th place finish. However, Shelbie Teague did qualify with a top 10 finish.
The Varsity boys consisting of Gavino Rongel, Chaz Grimes, Jonathon Sheppard, Matt Martin, and Gary Dodd also finished in 4th place. Gavino and Chaz, however, both finished in the top 10 earning a trip to regionals.
10/28/14 The JH volleyball team placed 2nd at the district tournament this past weekend. Coach MobleyCONGRATULATIONS!!
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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.
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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.
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.
|Friday, November 21, 2014|
|Early Release (click here for times)|
|Basketball vs Scurry-Rosser @ Home (g,G) - 5:00p|
|Basketball @ Beckville (b) - 5:00p|
|Monday, November 24, 2014|
|Basketball @ Sam Rayburn (g,b,G,B) - 4:30p|
|Tuesday, November 25, 2014|
|Wednesday, November 26, 2014|
|Thursday, November 27, 2014|
|Friday, November 28, 2014|
|Monday, December 01, 2014|
|English I EOC retakes|
|JH Basketball vs Como-Pickton @ Home (G,B) - 4:30p|
|Tuesday, December 02, 2014|
|Algebra I EOC retakes|
|Elementary UIL @ Cumby|
|Basketball @ Scurry-Rosser (b,B) - 4:30p|
|Basketball @ Eustace (g,G) - 5:00p|
|Wednesday, December 03, 2014|
|JH UIL @ North Hopkins|