Volume 01 | February 20, 2017
The varsity boys basketball team has had an outstanding season! They will open the playoffs against Arlington Bowie, Monday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. at Coppell High School. Let show our support and fill the stands for our team! 
The yearbook price will jump from $80 to $90 in just a few weeks. You can order your book at yearbookforever.com (credit or debit card) or at school in room 302 (cash or check). You can also start a payment plan with $25 down. Yearbooks are ordered based on pre-payment. Extra yearbooks are not ordered so please order early so you won't be disappointed.
The school talent show will be held March 9th. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 22 after school. Speak to Mr. Behringer in room 319 to sign up for auditions, whether you want to sing, dance or perform. You can also sign up by using the QR code posted around the school.

Saturday, March 25th the Annual Music Miles 5K will raise funds for each of the high school band programs in the Keller Independent School District.

Listen to live music by each of the four high school bands to inspire you as you run along the course. Serious runners, joggers, walkers, strollers, wagons, and kids of all ages welcome!

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Monday
  • Prof. Development / Student Holiday
  • 8:00 AM - JV / Freshmen Girls Golf,
    Willow Springs
  • 4:00 PM - Varsity Baseball Scrimmage, Flower Mound
  • 4:00 PM - 9th & JV Baseball Scrimmage, FRHS
  • 7:30 PM - Basketball Playoff Game, Coppell HS                                                   
Tuesday                      
  • Lunches - Balfour, Commons
  • 2:00 PM - Dean’s List Reception, Cafeteria   
  • 3:45 PM - Writing Center, Library
  • 3:40 PM - LARP Club, Room 30
  • 4:00 PM - Philosophy Club, Room 20
  • 4:00 PM - HOSA, Lecture Hall
  • 4:30 PM - Boys Soccer, FRH
  • 6:00 PM - Girls Soccer, Weatherford
  • All Day - JV Gold Tennis, KISD Courts

Wednesday               

  • 2:30 PM - One Act Play Clinic, Central HS

Thursday                  

  • 7:30 AM - Special Olympics Buddy Mtg Lecture Hall  
  • 8:30 AM - JV / Freshmen Boys Golf,
    The Resort                             
  • 3:45 PM - Writing Center, Library
  • 3:45 PM - P 7 Bible Club, Room 28
  • 4:00 PM - Special Olympics Buddy Mtg
    Lecture Hall
  • 5:00 PM - AVID Parent Workshop, 
    Lecture Hall
  • Byron Nelson Relays Track Meet, Roanoke
  • Varsity Baseball Tournament, FRHS
  • JV Baseball Tournament,
    Arlington Heights
  • 9th Baseball Tournament, HEB
  • Softball Varsity Tournament, Brewer

Friday                        

  • 5th Period - Black History Show,  Fine Arts Center      
  • 4:00 PM - Friday Night Lights, Lecture Hall
  • 4:30 PM - Boys Soccer, Old Birdville
  • 6:00 PM - Girls Soccer, FRHS
  • Varsity Tennis, KISD Courts
  • Softball Varsity Tournament, Brewer
  • Varsity Baseball Tournament, FRHS
  • JV Baseball Tournament,
    Arlington Heights
  • 9th Baseball Tournament, HEB
  • Wrestling UIL State Tournament,
    Berry Center


Saturday                   

  • 8:00 AM - Saturday School
  • Wrestling UIL State Tournament,
    Berry Center
  • Softball Varsity Tournament, Brewer
  • Varsity Baseball Tournament, FRHS
  • JV Baseball Tournament,
    Arlington Heights
  • 9th Baseball Tournament, HEB
    Regional VASE Competition, Hebron HS

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Graduation Tickets
The Fossil Ridge High School Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony is fast approaching, and will be held at College Park Center at the University of Texas at Arlington on Saturday, May 27, 2017
at 4 p.m.

Each FRHS graduate will be allotted TEN (10) tickets for family and friends to attend their respective graduation ceremony. Do you need more tickets or maybe you don't need all ten? Fill out the Ticket Declaration Form which can be picked up in the front office or  downloaded from the FRHS website . Forms must be completed and returned to the front office reception desk by 4 p.m. Friday, March 3rd. No forms will be accepted after this date.

Cap & Gown, Graduation Announcements and more!
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Prom Tickets
Tickets can be purchased ONLINE ONLY through the webstore starting February 20th for $130.  Students will be able to turn in their webstore receipt for an actual ticket beginning April 3rd in Mrs. Danielson’s offic e.  Also,  ​tickets will be sold in the front office by Mrs. Danielson between April 3 rd   - April 20 th ​ via cash or check.  

Extraordinary Panthers
AVID National Showcase Day

KISD Health Services Policy states that parents must keep their sick children home from school until they have been without fever (temperature under 100 degrees) for 24 hours from onset of fever, to prevent spreading illness to others. This is a crucial period of time when your child is contagious, and it puts the other students and staff at risk. Students with fever at school are sent home. Please consider this information when your child is sick.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE INFLUENZA VIRUS, VISIT WWW.CDC.GOV/FLU

Do not hesitate to contact our school nurse, Monica Perry, RN 817-744-1720, with any questions.

Varsity Boys Soccer First Place in District
Boys soccer team defeated Abilene last week 2-0. Goals were scored by Mason Wallak and Jonathan Hernandez. The win puts the Panthers in first place half way through district play. FRHS plays Weatherford at home Tuesday, February 21st. Keep it up the good work Panthers!

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Tuskegee Airman Visits US History Students
On Thursday students from Mrs. Schneider, Mr. Smith and Mrs. Krause's US history classes met Staff Sergeant Homer Hogues of the renowned Tuskegee Airmen.

Mr. Hogues served with the 99th Fighter Sqaudron and earned military badges in airplane and engine mechanics for the P-47 Thunderbolt. Mr. Hogues and his daughter shared about his experiences during WW II. 

In true Ridge fashion, Mr. Harris was greeted with a salute from some of the members of the ROTC and a standing ovation from the teachers and students.  

Special Olympians Receive Medals in Regional Competition
FRHS Special Olympians competed in a regional basketball tournament last weekend. All our athletes played hard and did a fantastic job. Congratulations to the athletes who received medals. We are very proud of you!
FCCLA Students Shine at Regional Meeting in Waco

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) had the best round one finish in FRHS history at last weekend's regional meeting in Waco. The following students have projects moving to the state round of competition in April. Congratulations students!

FIRST PLACE:
Teach & Train - Chris Hernandez
Sports Nutrition - Jan Rodriguez
Fashion Construction - Kaleigh Sneed
Fashion Design - Kylie Jones

SECOND PLACE:
Job Interview - Titi Nguyen
Chapter in Review - Cassidy Werth & Caitlyn McCampbell
Early Childhood - Alena Williams

THIRD PLACE:
Fashion Design - Diana Fuentes
Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation - Rezana Kaba, Angel Ugarte & Brianna Holguin

FOURTH PLACE:
Career Investigation - Fatima Rodriquez
Culinary Arts - Jennifer Martinez, Millie Killon & Katelyn Brien

FIFTH PLACE:
Cupcake Battle - Reyn Orajel
Mystery Basket - Alexis Ramirez

Miguel Espinoza Receives Prestigious President's Volunteer Service Award
Miguel Espinoza, senior, received the President's Volunteer Service Award signed by former President Barack Obama. This award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.

Espinoza is a Prudential Spirit of Community honoree who met the requirements necessary to be given this award on behalf of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Congratulations Mr. Espinoza! Your dedication to the Ridge and to our nation is inspiring! 

FRHS Cheerleaders Travel to Florida to Compete at National Championship

The FRHS cheerleaders traveled to Orlando, Florida for the National High School Cheerleading Championship. They won 8th place in the National Medium Co-ed Game Day category. Congratulations Panthers!

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