What a great place to be at Fruitvale ISD. The spring semester is moving quickly and Spring Break is not so faraway. We have had a very successful basketball season for both girls and boys. Playoffs are around the corner and we are so proud that our athletes have work so hard to make it to the next level. Our FFA has travelled near and far to compete. Band has upcoming UIL competitions, Go BAND! The CX Debate Team will be heading for Austin to compete in the State UIL Meet. One Act Play has begun to practice and their competitions will follow soon. Hallie Randall Elementary students are working hard on their academics to be prepared for the next school year. Fruitvale has received some data from the 2012 STAAR and EOC testing showing progress in many areas. We are so proud of our students and staff and that is why it is always a great day in Fruitvale. THANKS BOBCATS!!!!
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School Safety Survey 2013
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4/29/13 Hannah Sheppard's 5'0" effort earned gold in the high jump. She will compete at the state meet in Austin on May 10th at 9:00.
4x100 Emma Shaw, Kelly Soules, Chelsea Watson, Hannah Sheppard ran their best time of the year for a 6th place finish.
The very next race, Sarah Johnston and Emma Shaw turned in career best performances in the 800 meter run for 6th and 7th place.The only cloud on the day came in the 100 meter hurdle race. Hannah Sheppard, with the 2nd best preliminary time in the 100m hurdles, was called for a false start and disqualified.
4/29/13 We competed in the regional track meet this past weekend and had some big success. There are about 50 schools in our region so these kids are competing against the best 16 competitors in each event from our entire region.
Stephen Holland showed his true competitive spirit as he came from behind as they approached the last hurdle to win 1st place in the 300m hurdles in a photo finish by 1/100 of a second. He will be competing in Austin in the state track meet in 2 weeks with the top 9 runners in his event from class A-II.
Matthew Martin was not far behind Stephen as he finished 4th in the same race. Matthew is only a freshman so this is very impressive.
Marcus Rongel made the finals in the 400m dash and finished 5th.
Colton Harman finished 4th place in the high jump.
The 800m relay team also made the finals and finished in 6th place. The team consisted of Cody Harman, Colton Harman, Trent Taylor and Stephen Holland
Please congratulate these athletes and wish Stephen and Hannah the best of luck at state!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL COMPETITORS!!
2013 Prom Accolades
Prom King and Queen: Tyler Jones and Sophie Grimes
Prince and Princess: Wade Johnson and Lexi Lane
Cutest Couple: Eric Lane and Sophie Grimes
Best Dressed: Tyler Jones and Sophie Grimes
Best Hair: Trent Taylor and Chelsea Watson
Most Fun: Wade Johnson and Sarah Johnston
Best Dancers: Wade Johnson and Courtney Johnson
4/30/13 Last night the Ladyats earned their second Bi-District Championship
in a row defeating Detroit 9-7. The game started rough and the Ladycats
found themselves down 3-0 and again 5-2. However, the Ladycats
kept battling and tied the game at 5-5 before scoring 4 runs in the
fifth inning taking a commanding 9-5 lead. Detroit answered with two
in the sixth, but then Karen Crane and the Ladycat defense with the
help of a huge double play by Amberly Hetmer sent Detroit down in the
seventh to secure the victory. The Ladycats will play Cayuga for the
Area Championship this week. I want to thank everyone who
made the trip last night. It means a lot to the girls to see all the
The Ladycats will play two games this Friday (5/3) in Mabank starting at 6:00 pm. If necessary, there will be a game a 2:00 on Saturday in Mabank as well.
One Act Play
4/9/13 Yesterday the One Act Play competed in the Area Competition in Denison. The students did a great job once again! I know I've said it before, but we truly have some of the BEST students at Fruitvale, and these OAP students are no exception! We couldn't be more proud of their effort and performance! Even though we will not be advancing to Regionals, the students deserve a big "Congrats" for their hard work and dedication if you see them!
Tyler Jones - Tech Award
Trent Taylor - Honorable Mention
Sarah Johnston - All Star Cast
I also want to mention that NUMEROUS people helped the OAP tremendously this year. We had multiple faculty members, parents, and other family members step in and give us support and a helping hand. I won't name them all for fear of leaving someone out, but if you are one of these people, please know how GRATEFUL we are to you!! You are so very much appreciated.
3/25/13 This weekend the One Act Play competed in District Competition. Once again our students put on a great show, and they will now be advancing to Area Competition on April 8th. Along with advancing, several students earned individual awards. Among those are:
Honorable Mention: Mason Morrow, Chance Earl, Adam Erwin, Mackenzie MannenAll Star Cast: Trent Taylor, Stephen Holland
BEST ACTOR: Eric Lane
All of the students deserve a big congratulations if you see them
3/22/2013 Yesterday the One Act Play competed in their first competition. The students did a fantastic job! The play walked away with 9 awards and will be moving on to the next round this Saturday in Mabank.
Among the awards were:
Tech Award: Kelly Soules
Honorable Mention: Trent Taylor, Wade Johnson, Haley Hix, Eric Lane
All Star Cast: Emma Shaw, Chance Earl, Sarah Johnston
BEST ACTRESS: Monica McGee
All of the students deserve a big congratulations if you see them!
Ladycat Basketball Honors
1st Team All District
4/20/13 Katlyn Gilmer placed third in literary criticism at the regional meet this afternoon and, along with a medal, earned a trip to compete at the state meet. The literary criticism test is not an easy one! The test literally consists of millions of random facts about literature, including Pulitizer and Nobel Prize winners, literary periods, writing groups, authors of specific books, literary terms, etc. Contestants also have to read a play (The Importance of Being Earnest), a novel (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter) and poems (by Coleridge). The final section of the test asks students to analyze random pieces of literature using said terms. Katlyn's teammates, Sarah Johnston, Hannah Sheppard, and Emma Shaw also represented 22A and Fruitvale High School in literary criticism.
Sarah Johnston, in her third regional appearance in prose interpretation, advanced to finals and placed fifth. Emma Shaw competed in prose as well.
Katlyn competed in poetry interpretation, and Jesus Rongel competed in news writing.
Bryli Stanley, Pam Lutzke, and Anna Lacy competed in Lincoln Douglas Debate.
Jennifer Richardson and Kelly Soules competed in informative speaking while Laura Johnson and Carly Kvapil competed in persuasive speaking.
Mrs. Cunningham and I are so proud of the way these kids represented themselves, their families and Fruitvale High School.
Bobcat Basketball Honors
The following boys basketball players received several nice honors this season for our district:
Marcus Rongel - Offensive Player of the Year
Stephen Holland - 1st Team All-District
Gavino Rongel - 1st Team All-District
Cody Harman - 2nd Team All-District
Connor Westbrook - Honorable Mention
Chaz Grimes - Honorable Mention
Please congratulate these boys on a good season.
Senior Hannah Sheppard has been named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association all state track team. 15 girls were selected from across the state from both D1 and D2 1A schools. Competition was fierce. What a way to wrap up her high school athletic career! Congratulations to Hannah!
Ag Mechanics Team
3/18/13 Cody Smith, Tyler Jones, Warren Hukkill, JL Whitehead, and Buddy Harris competed in the Houston Ag Mechanics contest this past weekend. The boys did a great job. This is a long and tiring competition as the boys have to stand by or near their trailer for more than 8 hours to answer questions from judges and others who pass by. In the end they placed 4th out of 25 in their class and received over $1200 worth of free tools and supplies for our program. It was a great trip--we took the kids to Texas Roadhouse on Friday night which was a first for all but one of the boys. We also managed to get tickets to the sold out championship round of the rodeo and Luke Bryan concert.
** Congratulations to Summer Smith. She was selected to sing with the Texas FFA Chorus at the State FFA Convention this summer in Dallas. **
4/11/13 We are very proud of all of our FFA members participating in the county show. The kids spent all day yesterday (10+) hours outside in the cold rain and were back again early this morning. Our trailers placed 2nd and 3rd and we have had 7 kids make the sale with their market animals. Please tell them good job when you see them.
3/25/13 The Fruitvale FFA Horse Judging and Vet Med teams competed at Tarleton last Thursday. This was the first time for all but 2 of the girls to compete and they all did a great job. We still have some things to work on before our Area contest next month, but I am very proud of how hard they have been studying. If you see Summer Smith, tell her congrats because she received a perfect score on the fecal sample practicum section of the Vet Med contest. The Livestock Judging and Ag Mech teams will be competing tomorrow at SFA.
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.
3/28/13 In early March our CX Debate teams competed in the state debate meet. The teams competing consisted of Carly Kvapil and Mackenzie Mannen in one team, with Makayla David and Felisha Hickman, making up another team. Even though the girls may not have brought home a top place at the state meet, we are extrememly proud of their accomplishments. These girls worked very hard and deserve a big congratulations if you see them!
AWESOME JOB LADIES !!
Credit By Exam
Fruitvale ISD offers credit by exam (credit without prior instruction) through the Region VII service center twice a year for grades 3-12.
Location Date Administered
Region VII ESC
Region VII ESC
The cost for each individual exam is $30 per test. A battery of four exams (Math, Language Arts and Reading, Science and Social Studies) is offered for grades 3-5. The complete battery must be taken. Individual exams may be taken for grades 6-12 to earn credit. Please contact Rebecca Bain or Gayla Byrd no later than April 12th to complete the form and make payment to the school district to be registered for these exams. If you have any questions please contact us at 903-896-4363.
|Thursday, May 23, 2013|
|Spring Band Concert - 6:30p|
|Monday, May 27, 2013|
|School Holiday-Memorial Day|
|Tuesday, May 28, 2013|
|JH Academic Awards Assembly 12:40pm|
|Thursday, May 30, 2013|
|Kindergarten Graduation - 10:30a|
|Friday, May 31, 2013|
|Saturday, June 01, 2013|
|Graduation - 6:30p|
|Thursday, June 20, 2013|
|School Board Meeting - 7:00p|