Welcome to 2016!
What an exciting year to be a Bobcat. There are so many wonderful things going on in our district, and I want to to thank each of you for the support you provide to the students, staff, administration and our school board. We could not help students accomplish their dreams without working as a team with the staff, parents and community members. I want to challenge each of you to continue to help our district create a plan for the future. First, please consider the following scenario:
Imagine you and three friends decide to go on a fishing excursion to a lake. The four of you coordinate transportation, lodging, the time of departure, and other details. It would seem reasonable to assume that you were all going with ambitions to catch largemouth bass. However, what would happen to the trip's outcome if each person's vision of the weekend differed from that assumption? What if one person plans to spot eagles, another is looking for lakefront property, and a third hopes to catch anything that will pull on the line, while you are there for sun and leisure?
You could have avoided any confusion and better harnessed efforts by explicitly asking your companions during the planning stages:
This spring as a team we will work on a long-term vision for Fruitvale ISD. We will ask the hard questions about what we want for the students in this district. What is the dream for where we want our school to be in all areas. We are going to create a common vision that not just the staff at Fruitvale ISD, but the parents and community can agree to work toward as a district. We will have belief statements about the education we want students to receive in our district. We will then build goals to reach our vision by working together.
My hope is that we will dream big for our kids, and look to their best future as a school district. It will not happen overnight, but if we want to move forward, we must develop an understood agreed-on purpose that we all can work for each day.
If you are interested in working with a team in developing a vision for the district please email me at email@example.com or call or come by the administration office. If you have ideas that you want shared with the team, email me those ideas.
A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is a call to become something more. As a district, we will aspire to do more, be more, accomplish more for the dreams of the children.
Thanks for all you do for our kids every day!
Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow
Athletic Banquet, Monday, May 16th - 7:00 p.m.
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.
|Thursday, May 05, 2016|
|U.S. History EOC|
|Teacher Appreciation Week|
|FFA Banquet - 6:30p|
|Friday, May 06, 2016|
|Teacher Appreciation Week|
|STAAR Pep Rally - 2:30p|
|Saturday, May 07, 2016|
|Brd. of Trustee/Bond Election|
|Monday, May 09, 2016|
|Grade 6-7 Math|
|Grade 8 Math (retest)|
|Grades 3-4 Math|
|Grade 5 Math (retest)|
|Tuesday, May 10, 2016|
|Grades 6-7 Reading|
|English III EOC|
|Grade 8 Reading (retest)|
|Grades 3-4 Reading|
|Grade 5 Reading (retest)|