Volume 1 , Issue 5 | January 2020
Welcome to the FISD e-newsletter where you can quickly learn what's happening in your school district!
Thank you, FISD Board of Trustees!
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January is School Board Appreciation Month and FISD joined districts across Texas to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.

Being a Board member is difficult work. The Board is responsible for making tough decisions about policies and budgets that affect 4100+ students, 500+ employees and our entire community. I want to thank each of them for their focus on students as they make those decisions.

Next week, you will receive the 2019 FISD State of the District in your mailbox. In it, you will see the accomplishments of our students and teachers. You will also see the progress made during the first year of the implementation of FISD’s Strategic Plan. None of those things would be possible without the support of the FISD Board of Trustees. 

Thank you to Penny Smith, Bill Meuth, Rachel Pena, Heath Orth, Jason Svoboda, Alena Berlanga and Bonna Reed for the time and effort put forth to ensure a quality public education for ALL children. They are truly  launching the next generation !
Act FAST! Get your Spurs Tickets for February 1st & Support Public Ed!
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Be a part of the first Go Public Night with the San Antonio Spurs. 
A portion of every ticket sold through the link provided below will go back to Go Public. Go Public shines a spotlight on all the great things happening at FISD and other area districts! So grab your friends, family, classmates, coworkers, and more and we’ll see you at Go Public Night with the Spurs!
Building Community Relationships Leads to Great Things for Kids
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Things will look a little different at Tiger Field this baseball season. When the district decided to make upgrades to Tiger Field, community members, Bronson Fuller and Brett Freeman offered their talents and resources to make the upgrades bigger and better.

Great People Doing Great Things
Cameron Johns Awarded AFJROTC Flight School Scholarship
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Cameron Johns is one of 200 AFJROTC students in the nation awarded the Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship. This summer Cameron will earn his private pilot’s license at an all-expenses paid trip to flight school.  

FNE & FSE Spelling Bee Winners
Don't think FISD students rely solely on spellcheck! We are excited to announce the winners of the FSE and FNE Spelling Bees!
FNE Winners: 1st-2nd Grade - Braelynn Brooks, 3rd-5th Grade Winner - Christy McDevitt
FSE Winners: 1st-2nd Grade - Abram Garza, 3rd-5th Grade Winner - Aaron Bradstreet
See more photos of grade level winners on Facebook!
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Christy McDevitt, FNE
Aaron Bradstreet, FSE
FHS Musicians Fill All-Region Honor Band
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Twenty-two members of the FHS Bands performed with the 5A Region 12 Honor Band, To make the Region Band, students perform three instrument-specific pieces for a panel of judges. Dominica Peri, Maegan Mahula, Sidney Castillo, Antonio Siller, Colton Martinez, Jonathan Barr, Gage Strozier, Brandon Dworaczyk, Justin Salinas and Gwen Lopez earned top chairs, qualifying them for the Area Band and advancing to the All-State Band audition.
Engaging Students in the 21st Century
The FISD Strategic Plan charges the district to change its approach learning and shift to a student-centered instructional model. This type of learning gives the student more ownership of their learning, more choice in how they learn and shifts the focus from the teacher delivering the learning to facilitating the learning. Blended Learning is one of the models  FISD is using to engage the 21st-century learner. You can learn about Blended Learning in the newest episode of T&L Talks. Dr. Galloway talks with Digital Learning Specialist, Denise Knight about how FISD is engaging students and giving them control of their own learning using a combination of digital tools and face-to-face instruction.

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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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