Fruitvale ISD Students and Families,
As a parent of a high school, junior high and elementary student, I know how difficult it is to prioritize school work at home after a long day. So, just how important is it that you work with your children at home with their school work?
Studies of families show that what the family does with the children is more important to student success than family income or the education level of the parents. The benefits for students when parents are actively involved in schools include:
• Higher grades and test scores
• Better attendance and more homework completed
• Fewer placements in special education
• More positive attitudes and behaviors
• Higher graduation rates
• Greater enrollment in post-secondary education
Parent involvement is more than good attendance at school-sponsored events and volunteer programs. The strongest support for learning occurs at home through positive parenting, nightly reading, homework policies, and high expectations.
I know my children's success depends on my support each day. My youngest daughter; when putting money in her bank last year, said she was saving to go to princess college, because we talk about college in our home as if it were high school, everyone in our house is doing it.
Parents, grandparents, you are your child's greatest example and teacher. Support what they are learning in school, it can make a tremendous difference. In fact, research suggests that adult support may be the single most important aspect of how children succeed in school and life.
If we can better support you with working with your child at home contact your child’s teacher, we want you and your child to experience success in the work you are doing at home. Thanks for your support of Fruitvale ISD.
Makayla David and Geramey Mayne
2015-2016 Homecoming King and Queen
Gifted and Talented Notification
Hallie Randall Elementary School invites parents, teachers, and community members to come by the elementary office to pick up a form if you wish to nominate a student for the Gifted and Talented Program. Nominations should be submitted no later than October 20, 2015.
September Employee of the Month
Hallie Randall Elementary Lunch Times
Save-the-date for Region 7' 8th Annual Parent Academy taking place October 29th! This year's theme is Parent Success is a Frame of Mind and will focus on helping parents understand how to successfully support their children from birth through high school. This academy is FREE to all parents of students in Region 7 schools. Materials and information will be provided soon. In the meantime, contact Donna Holt at 903-988-6896 for more information.
10/7/15 The Lady Cats suffered their first district loss in a very hard fought 4 set match to North Hopkins. I am very proud of the way the girls competed, we just made a few more mistakes that we have not been making, but the effort was there. We are still tied for first in district; need a good crowd Friday night.
10/6/15 The varsity boys made the long trip to Durant, Oklahoma last Thursday night and dropped a close game to the home team. Davin Brightman led the way with 2 rushing touchdowns and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.Bronson Brown caught a touchdown pass from Kayle Lewis. Matt Martin had a touchdown run and extra point run. Kayle also had an extra point run. Huge hits were delivered by Matt and Zach Temple. Geramey Mayne had an interception. The boys head to the coast for a game Friday night at High Island at 7.
10/9/15 The junior high football team lost a tough game at home last night to Tyler Heat. Hunter Robinson connected with Payton Thompson for the lone Bobcat touchdown. Hunter also had long passes to Allen White and Ty Maynard. JC Fannin did an excellent job blocking for the Cats and Payton and Ty made plays all over the place on defense. The Bobcats return to action next week at Waco Live Oak at 5.
10/6/15 Our 8th grade girls lost an exciting 3 game match to Miller Grove last night. 28-26, 20-25, 20-25.
Our 7th grade team beat Miller Grove's 25-12, 25-8.
7th Grade Girls Win Tournament
10/6/15 The cross country team competed in their last warm-up meet before district and fared quite well. Though there were not a large number of participants, there was some very good competition there. Each kid improved on their times and we are hoping that we are hitting our stride as we gear up for the district meet in North Hopkins on the 14th. Chaz Grimes, Gavin Sulc, and Jonathon Sheppard all received medals for placing in the top ten. Chaz was 3rd, Gavin was 4th, and Jonathon was 10th.
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/
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.
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, October 09, 2015|
|Fire Prevention Week|
|Volleyball vs Boles @ Home (V,JV) - 4:00p|
|Football @ High Island - 7:00p|
|Monday, October 12, 2015|
|JH Volleyball @ Yantis - 5:00p|
|Tuesday, October 13, 2015|
|Volleyball @ Cumby (9,JV,V) - 4:30p|
|Wednesday, October 14, 2015|
|Cross Country @ North Hopkins District Meet - 1:00p|
|Thursday, October 15, 2015|
|School Board Meeting - 6:00p|
|Friday, October 16, 2015|
|Early Release (click for times)|
|End of 1st nine weeks|
|Football @ Waco Live Oak (JH&HS) - 5:00p|
|Saturday, October 17, 2015|
|Fruitvale Fire Dept.|