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.
Believe, commit, inspire and leave a legacy.
Introduction to HB5 in English
Due to field conditions, the softball game for today, 4/8, has been postponed until Thursday, 4/17 at 5:00.
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Lunch Money Now is now available in the FISD cafeteria.
Go to https://www.lunchmoneynow.com/
Using the link listed below, you can choose from many different designs. The band will receive 12% from every sale. See Mr. Whitehead for a $10 gift card, to be used toward your purchase.
4/7/14 Congratulations to Stephen Holland for being named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Academic All State Basketball Team. It's a great honor, and he is very deserving of it.
3/17/14 We had quite a few boys named to the All-District Basketball team this year.
They had a great season and were truly deserving of the honors that they received.
Chaz Grimes was named Offensive Player of the Year.
Gavino Rongel was a First Team All-District selection.
Eric Lane and Stephen Holland were Second Team All-District selections.
Geramey Mayne, Wade Johnson and Trent Taylor were name Honorable Mention All-District selections.
Additionally, Chaz Grimes was named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and the Texas Six Man Coaches Association All-Region teams.
4/17/14 The Lady Cat track team represented Fruitvale High School in fine fashion yesterday at the area meet in Mount Pleasant. In fifth place after field events and trailing by 30 points at the midway point in the running events, Fruitvale closed to within two points to finish second behind Karnack 101-99. I could not be prouder of these young ladies and their competitive hearts in a sport that does not draw a big crowd.
The following students have qualified to represent FHS at the regional meet April 25-26 in Bullard.
Sarah Sheppard--shot put
Shelbie Teague--800, 1600
Karen Crane--4 x 400
Kylie Eslinger--4 x 200
Haiden Lane--4x100, 100, 200
Bryce Yates-- 4 x 200, 300h, 4 x 400
Audrey Robinson-- 4 x 100, 4 x 200, 4 x 400
Emma Shaw-- 4 x 100, 4 x 200, 4 x 400
Brinkly Earl--high jump, 4 x 100, 100h, 200
4/11/14 We had eight boys participate in the District track meet Wednesday. Here are official results:
4x200 Second Place - Gary Dodd, Joshua Bergh, Taylor McGinnis, Eric Lane
4x400 Second Place - Gavino Rongel, Taylor McGinnis, Stephen Holland, Eric Lane
800 Third Place - Eric Lane
100 Third Place - Trinsten Aleman
400 First Place - Gavino Rongel
300 Hurdles First Place - Stephen Holland
Long Jump Third Place - Gavino Rongel
High Jump Second Place - Gavino Rongel
4/11/14 The junior high Lady Cats scored 90 points to place third (97 was second) last night at the district meet. The girls made a great showing for such limited numbers. I'm super proud of the girls who were able to go compete. I'm especially proud of the ones who stepped up to the challenge and changed events at the last minute for the good of the team!
4 x 100 2nd Emily Williams, Mattie Davis, Laney Rush, Brenna Williams
4 x 200 3rd Emily Williams, Mattie Davis, Laney Rush, Brenna Williams
4 x 400 2nd Lauren Brown, Emily Williams, Lexus Teague, Mattie Davis
100 m 2nd Laney Rush, 5th Rose White, 6th Alyssa Littlejohn
200 m 2nd Brenna Williams
shot put 2nd Jazmin Johnson, 5th Meranda Littlejohn, 6th Lulu Campbell
800 m 4th Lauren Brown, 5th Cristina Servin
400 m 4th Lauren Brown
long jump 5th Brenna Williams
Rounding out the team: Emily Lewis and Maryah Jordan
Campbell and Trinidad had double the numbers, but our girls persevered!
4/11/14 We took five boys to the district track meet and the team placed Third out of five teams.
Here are the results:
4x100 Third Place - Paul Garner, Alex Sanchez, Nicholas Morgan, Davin Brightmon
200 Third Place - Davin Brightmon
400 Second Place - Davin Brightmon
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.
One Act Play
3/27/14 The One Act Play competed in Mabank yesterday and did a great job!! Fruitvale walked away as the alternate play to area (3rd place!) along with 5 individual awards.
All Star Cast - Eric Lane & Monica McGee
Honorable Mention - Adam Erwin & Sarah Sheppard
Tech Award - Makayla David
OAP is A LOT of work, and all of the cast and crew worked very hard and put on an excellent performance! Please give them a big congrats if you see them.
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.
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3/17/14 Over spring break, the CX Debate teams competed in the State CX Debate Tournament. The team consisting of Makayla David and Felisha Hickman (first timers at the state tournament) won 1 round. The team consisting of Carly Kvapil and Mackenzie Mannen (second timers at the state tournament) won 2 rounds. Unfortunately, it took 3 rounds to advance to the next day.
Even without advancing, all of these girls put in a lot of extra work, gave up a part of their spring break, and showed improvement at the STATE level. Please give them a congratulations if you see them!! They have earned it!
Lady Cat Softball
4/16/14 Last night the Lady Cats bounced back from a tough defeat last Friday and beat Big Sandy 12-2 in five innings. Big Sandy jumped out early scoring two runs in the first. However, Karen Crane and the defense settled in as they shut the door the rest of the way. Big Sandy was only allowed to get two hits in the game as the defense made several spectacular plays including a diving catch in the outfield by Emily Driskill. Offensively the Lady Cats were just as impressive as they answered Big Sandy's two runs with a 6 run first inning and cruised from there. Emily Driskill had two hits including a triple and 3 RBI's. Felisha Hickman also had 3 RBI's, Bryce Yates and Cierra Craft had 2 RBI's, and Emily Hetmer added one as well. Scoring for the Lady Cats were: Karen Crane, Cierra Craft, Emily Driskill, Audrey Robinson with 2 runs and Emily Hetmer, Felisha Hickman, Haiden Lane, and Bryce Yates each scored one run.
The Lady Cats will wrap up district play Thursday at 5:00 against Union Hill at home.
With last night's victory the Lady Cats clinched 2nd place and will face Simms Bowie in the first round of the playoffs. The game is tentatively set to be played Monday the 28th at Lear Park in Longview at 6:00. Please make plans to come out and support these girls. We need all the support and Fruitvale rowdiness we can get.
1/21/14 These students represented Fruitvale at the Forth Worth Livestock AG Mech. Contest: Blue ribbon with a bench, Eliseo Hernandez and Tristan Taylor; Red ribbon with a shop table, Katelyn Chennault , Anna Littlejohn and Joel Sanchez; Red ribbon with metal saw horses Christian Rowe and Robert Craft
|Thursday, April 17, 2014|
|PKC Field Trip to Caldwell Zoo, Tyler|
|Softball vs Union Hill @ Home - 5:00p|
|School Board Mtg - 7:00p|
|Friday, April 18, 2014|
|School in Session--Bad Weather Day Used|
|2nd grade Field Trip to Cherry Park, Canton|
|Baseball @ Kerens (Time Change) - 6:00p|
|Monday, April 21, 2014|
|TAKS-Exit Level ELA|
|NHS Induction -- High School Library - 6:00p|
|Tuesday, April 22, 2014|
|STAAR-Grades 6-7 Math|
|STAAR-Grade 8 Social Studies|
|TAKS-Exit Level Math|
|STAAR-Grades 3-4 Math|
|Baseball @ LaPoyner - 6:00p|
|Wednesday, April 23, 2014|
|STAAR-Grades 6-7 Reading|
|STAAR-Grade 8 Science|
|TAKS-Exit Level Science|