“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” This is one of my favorite quotes by Mother Teresa. Together the students, employees, school board, parents and community passed a bond for a new Career and Technology Facility for the students at Fruitvale ISD. Together we did a great thing, contingent on the Instructional Facilities Allotment. Thank you for your support, 95-12, that is an amazing number of voters supporting the students getting a facility that will house courses that will help them be successful in life. I appreciate everyone who worked to educate the public on the bond, and who supports the hard work done each day at Fruitvale ISD by our employees.
We also have obtained a HVAC loan for new air conditioners through the state energy conservation office that will replace the very old units at the high school and gymnasium with energy efficient units that will save the district money on electricity usage. The school board is also looking at the energy savings suggestions from SWEPCO and Clear Result to replace the current lighting with LED energy efficient lighting to save the district money. We will receive incentive money from SWEPCO for both of these energy savings projects. We would rather provide for student needs than pay a hefty electric bill.
I am so proud of all the accomplishments of our students this spring, they represent the district well. The FISD newsletter represents some, but not all of their accomplishments at Fruitvale. These accomplishments have served our senior class well, as so many of them continue on to college and career with multiple scholarships and opportunities. This just shows what excellent parents, teachers and students we have here at Fruitvale. I look forward to a restful break for staff and students and then to an even better start to the 2016-2017 school year. Thank you once again for your continued support!!!
Superintendent Fruitvale ISD
Jonathan Sheppard is headed to State UIL Academics, competing in Mathematics. Good Luck Jonathan!!
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!
Chaz Grimes has been chosen to reprsent the Blue team in the 1st Annual FCA All-Star Baseball Game held in Tyler,TX in June. He will represent Fruitvale H.S. with Honor, Dignity, and Pride.....Way to Go...Chaz
Bryli Stanley was selected to participate in the 2016 Heart of a Champion Softball game this June. She is the second player selected to the all star game in as many years from Fruitvale and will represent the Red team. Congratulations Bryli!
April Employee of the Month
Lady Cat Softball
5/2/16 The Lady Cat season came to end last Thursday in the first round of playoffs with a tough 6-1 loss to a solid Hawkins team. The Lady Cats played a very strong game behind Audrey Robinson who only gave up three earned runs. One bad break seemed to cost the Lady Cats the opportunity to keep the game close. The Lady Cats from the third inning on had runners on base in scoring position, but just couldn't put a rally together to finish it out. The Lady Cats finished third in district and made the playoffs for the sixth straight year. The Lady Cats hope to come back stronger than ever next season.
Also, I have several playoff shirts in many sizes still available if anyone is interested.
Congratulations go out to the following Bobcats for making All-District selection
Kyle Lewis.............1st base
The 2014-2015 Yearbooks are here! Pick yours up now at either campus office for $25
The following yearbooks are also available:
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.
|Wednesday, May 25, 2016|
|Final Exams - 1st, 3rd, & 5th periods|
|UIL State Academics|
|4th gr Field Trip to Kilgore Oil Museum|
|Thursday, May 26, 2016|
|Final Exams - 2nd, 4th, & 6th periods|
|Friday, May 27, 2016|
|Final Exams - 7th & 8th periods|
|Kindergarten Graduation/Awards (new gym) - 8:30a|
|PK/1st-5th Awards (new gym) - 10:00a|
|Graduation (New Gym) - 7:00p|
|Monday, May 30, 2016|
|Tuesday, May 31, 2016|
|Bad Weather Day|
|Wednesday, June 01, 2016|
|Bad Weather Day|
|Thursday, June 16, 2016|
|School Board Meeting - 6:00p|
|Tuesday, June 21, 2016|
|Grade 5 & 8 Math (retest)|