Volume 1 , Issue 7 | February 2020
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The People of the Strategic Plan
When we talk about the FISD Strategic Plan, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the processes and lose focus on the people. Last week, Marcia Gonzales, FHS principal, and I met with a group of 40 high school students who volunteered to talk about the FISD Strategic Plan. We shared an overview of the plan and had conversations about whether they see some of those things in their classrooms.   

What we learned was that our students enjoy having a choice and a voice in their learning and that many of their teachers are giving them those opportunities. They are interested in having time during the school day to explore their interests. They have ideas about service-learning and what they could do to make their school and community a better place. They agree that we need to spend time making sure our students are socially and emotionally healthy. They even helped us brainstorm ways we might be able to add time into the schedule to do those things.

One thing is for sure, I learned so much from our students. They asked good questions and thought critically before answering our questions. I’m excited to continue these meetings throughout the year to get their feedback because, after all, this work is about them and making sure we are preparing every student for a prosperous life.
Students at a table talking and writing on chart paper
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The FISD Board of Trustees approved the 2020-2021 FISD Calendar at its February meeting.
Changes to FISD After School Care in 2020-2021
Join us on Monday, March 9, to learn about the many exciting changes FISD's partnership with Right at School will bring to after school care, including the availability of care on school holidays and during the summer!

Immunization Updates for 6th, 11th, 12th Graders
Is your child going into 7th grade or planning to attend college? Update their required immunizations at the FISD Immunization Clinic. Return the consent forms to your child's campus nurse by March 13, 2020.
FISD 5K & Community Health Fair
Join us on Saturday, March 28, 2020, for a day of fun and healthy activities for the whole family!
 
Start with a 5K Run/Walk and stay for the Wilson County Health Fair. Visit booths for vision checks and health screenings. Enjoy "Doc Talks" and exercise classes happening throughout the day. 

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Be Counted in the 2020 Census
The 2020 census is coming! Make sure you’re counted! An accurate snapshot means that communities across the nation receive the funding, services, and business support they deserve and need. Be looking for the 2020 Census Questionnaire in your mailbox!
Great People Doing Great Things
FSE Students Show-Off at the FSE Art Show
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The FSE cafeteria was transformed into an art gallery for the annual FSE Art Show. This was Tracie DeLeon’s first FSE Art Show, and the new FSE Art teacher and FHS alumnus could not have been prouder of her students’ work. Read more.

Taking Job Skills All the Way to the State Competition
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The FHS Business Professionals of America qualified for the State BPA contest in three categories, Global Marketing, Small Business Management, PC Servicing & Troubleshooting. They also have the first alternates in Economic Research and Graphic Design Promotion. All of the advancing teams are made up of seniors, and they were not going to let the year go by without a trip to State!

The Right Combination - FHS Debaters Make FHS History
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On March 20, Cole Brown and Ashley Orr will represent FHS at the State Cross-Examination Debate Contest. Cole and Ashley qualified by finishing first at the District 28 Debate Meet hosted at Floresville High School. 

Future Ready - In the Classroom and On the Fields and Courts
The following FHS athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers after high school.
Student signing letter of intent
Mariah Rodriguez
Basketball
McMurry University
Student signing letter of intent
Victoria Salinas
Volleyball
Schreiner University
Student signing letter of intent
Walker Hopkins
Football
Trinity University
FISD Staff Shares Strategies at Texas Computer Education Conference
FISD is proud that its staff members were selected to share their expertise with other educators in Texas at the Texas Computer Education Conference.
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Dr. Rhonda Wade, assistant superintendent, and Denise Knight, digital learning specialist, share information about hosting community events that showcase innovative learning.
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FMS Art Educators, Megan Aguilar and Erin Aschenbeck, shared methods for technology integration in a visual fine arts classroom. Attendees learned how to engage learners at the secondary level with digital breakouts, choice boards, and station rotations,
Help Us Recognize Outstanding Members of our Floresville Family
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Anybody can nominate an FISD employee or community member for going above and beyond expectations, for helping the community, or for creating a special moment or memory for others. Help us recognize the outstanding members of our Floresville Family!
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