Volume 15 | September 8 , 2017

UIL Academics is looking for students interested in competing in areas like accounting, math, science, social studies or journalism. See a UIL coach for the opportunity to compete. By competing in UIL Academics, students can earn a letter jacks and a cord for graduation. Interested students in UIL, see Ms. Orona in room 207 or visit the UIL information wall outside room 208.

Students must have a parking permit to park on campus. Permits can be purchased in the web store or
in the front office.
Make it easy on yourself! Start a yearbook payment plan now with $10. Stop by the yearbook booth during B-Day lunches or at open house on Monday. 
Balfour will be on campus for the open house on Monday night to take class ring orders.
3:50 PM Asia Club Meeting, Room 107
4:00 PM STUCO, Lecture Hall
4:15 PM BPA Monday Madness, Main Event
6:30 PM Open House, FRHS

3:45 PM Writing Center, Library
4:30 PM Ultimate Frisbee Practice, FRHS Field
5:30 PM Varsity Tennis, FRHS
5:30 PM Volleyball, Abilene

4:00 PM NHS, Lecture Hall
4:00 PM Philosophy Club, Room 209

7:45 AM NHS, Lecture Hall
3:45 PM Writing Center, Library
3:45 PM JV Tennis, Haltom
5:00 PM Football Team Dinner, Commons,
5:30 PM Freshmen Football, Saginaw
5:30 PM JV Football, FRHS

5:30 PM Volleyball, FRHS 
7:30 PM Varsity Football, Saginaw

All Day HS Region Choir Auditions, FRHS
8:00 AM Saturday School
9:00 AM KISD Sprint Meet / Swimming, KISD
10 AM Zumba Class, Sun Dancers, Gym
Volleyball Freshmen Tournament, Keller Central

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Clubs & Organizations

View an updated list of the clubs and organizations at the Ridge.

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Support the Junior Class

Thursday, September 14th is Sonic Night at the location off Beach Street. Everyone is welcome, so stop by and support the Junior Class by picking up a $5 discount card.
College Bound assists students with college testing, planning and applying and they have a NEW newsletter for Juniors and Seniors. You won't want to miss this!

Homecoming Week October 10th - 14th

The Homecoming Parade will take place on October 10th from 6:00-7:00 PM. Lineup will begin at Chisholm Trail Intermediate School by 5:00 PM. Registration for participation will open on September 1st. Click on this link to register. There is a $15 fee to walk in the parade or a $25 fee to drive a trailer. Payment is due by October 6th to Sarah Flanagan .

Tuesday – Tacky Tourist Day

Wednesday – Jersey Day

Thursday – Red, White, and Blue – DEEP IN THE HEART OF HOCO

Saturday, October 14th from 7:00-10:00 PM. Tickets will be sold the week of Homecoming during all lunches for $5 and will also be sold for $10 at the door.
Traffic Flow & Student Pick-Up

In an effort to make drop off and pick up of your student a little more fluid, we have enclosed a traffic flow map. It is color-coordinated and should be easy to understand. We are aware that traffic enters our school from two different directions, and sometimes this can create unique challenges. If you will look at the traffic flow map, it will help you navigate through the school a little more easily. 

The second map highlights some of the trouble spots on campus. One issue that stops the flow of traffic is dropping off or picking up students at the stop sign near the main entrance, or out in the streets by the pond in front of the school. Please refrain from doing this as it inhibits the flow of traffic. We also ask that you do not block the “thru-lanes” as you wait to pick up your child. These lanes allow buses, commercial and district vehicles to enter and leave quickly. Please refrain from picking up your child in the back of the school. This creates havoc for our buses. 

We appreciate your help. Feel free to call us if you have questions or concerns. 

Mr. Hadley
Fossil Ridge Lunch Policy
  • Students are not allowed to order food to be delivered at lunch.
  • Only the people listed on the student's account may have lunch with the student.
  • We are a closed campus, students cannot leave campus for lunch.
  • If a student is caught leaving campus the following actions will be taken:
  • 3 days of lunch detention.
  • If the student does not attend lunch detention, they will be assigned Saturday School.
  • If the student does not attend Saturday School they will be assigned to one day of In School Suspension(ISS).

Our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Flynt, is inviting teachers and students to “Booktalks and Bagels” in the library! Bring a book(s) that you’ve enjoyed reading lately to share with others, and get some ideas for books that you’d like to read next. We’ll eat some bagels and cream cheese, juice and coffee.
Extraordinary Panthers
Panthers Provide For Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey

The week after Hurricane Harvey ripped through south Texas and poured record rain on Houston, the Panther Pride jumped into action to provide support for our fellow Texans. We launched a three-day fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank who is providing food for those displaced from the storms. For every dollar given, three meals are provided. Mr. Hadley set the goal of providing 10,000 meals. In true Ridge fashion, we were able to not only meet, but exceed our goal by providing 14,535 meals and raising over $4800.

Another opportunity to give came when former FRHS counselor Molly Brinkley, now a counselor in hard hit Lumberton, Texas reached out to us. We had just two days to collect school supplies, backpacks, toiletries and clothing for students who had lost everything. The office quickly began filling with donations from the our students and people in the community. One of our staff members even collected $500 in donations from friends to purchase supplies. We received so many donations that they had to be split up between multiple vehicles. There were still supplies that weren't able to fit, and we decided to give them to Chisholm Trail Intermediate who has adopted an elementary school in Rosenberg, Texas.

We honor all Ridge students and staff as our Extraordinary Panthers of the week! Your compassion and generosity spoke volumes about your character and your willingness to help others in time of great need.
Ridge FAQ's
What bus does my student ride?
Where can I see my student's schedule, grades and more?
Where can I find the Free and Reduced Lunch Application?
Fossil Ridge High School | (817) 744-1700 | FAX (817) 744-1738 
Attendance Office | A - K (817) 744-1742 | L - Z (817) 744-1741  | FAX (817) 744-1738
Counseling Office | (817) 744-1711 | FAX (817) 744-1745