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FISD Board Meeting
Date: 7/18/2016, 7 PM – 8 PM
Location: FISD Administrative Building
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On Friday, June 10, Texas Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath announced that he has removed student consequences attached to STAAR testing for grades 5 and 8 for the remainder of the 2015-16 assessment cycle. More specifically for our 5th and 8th grade students, the retention requirements have been removed.
Floresville ISD offers summer school to not only prepare students for STAAR re-testing, but more importantly, to offer academic support that will help students to be more prepared for the next school year. FISD will continue to offer academic support in summer school, as scheduled, until June 20th. We encourage you to allow your 5th or 8th grade child to continue attending summer school.
Letters are being sent home today, June 13th, to the parents of 5th and 8th graders with more information.
After closely monitoring the forecast for this evening, we regret that the FHS Graduation Ceremony must be moved into the Floresville High School Gym. We are currently under a Flash Flood Watch until 7:00pm and the National Weather Service is still predicting a 60% chance of rain this evening. The ceremony will begin at 8pm, doors will open at 7pm and admission to the ceremony will require a ticket. Due to limited seating, all graduates have received four tickets to be issued as they wish. A ticket is not required for infants that can be held during the entire ceremony; however, toddlers will require a ticket. While the decision to move the ceremony was a difficult one, the safety of our students is our priority. You can watch a live broadcast of the ceremony at either of the following links:
In the event of inclement weather on Friday, June 3rd, the Floresville High School Graduation Ceremony will be held in the FHS Gymnasium at 8pm. Doors will open at 7pm and admission to the ceremony will require a ticket. Due to limited seating, all graduates will receive four tickets to be issued as they wish. A ticket is not required for infants that can be held during the entire ceremony; however, toddlers will require a ticket.
FISD will live stream the ceremony and it will be broadcast in the FHS cafeteria. The cafeteria will open at 7pm and is limited to 550 guests. You can also view the ceremony live from your home or device at the following link http://thecube.com/cube/floresvillehs
In an effort to make the most informed decision possible, the location of the ceremony will be finalized at 4pm on Friday, June 3rd.
Click above to read the May edition of the FISD Update.
Congratulations to Susan Royal, FSE teacher, and Ramon Buruato, FMS teacher, on being named District Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year! Read a bit more about them by clicking above
As we conclude Police Appreciation Week and reflect on the countless courageous things officers do, we sometimes aren’t even aware of some of their most meaningful contributions. Dr. Bays is proud to recognize Officer Gilbert Santos for his outstanding efforts to show one student that he’s not alone and that people care about his success and well-being.
One of our FISD students lost his mother and father within the last several years. Officer Santos met the student at a time when he was struggling at school. After talking with the student, Officer Santos realized that he and the student’s father were officers in the SAPD at the same time and knew one another, and that’s when Officer Santos started making special things happen. He contacted the San Antonio Police Officer’s Association and with the help of Charlie McInvale, SAPD Officer, gave the student some special gifts that would remind him of his father’s service. The first, was a coin with the Patron Saint of Police, St. Michael, etched in it and the other was a copy of The Centurian, the monthly magazine of the San Antonio Police Officers Association, that recognized the service of the student’s father. But, what they really gave that student was the awareness that he still had a family, albeit not blood related, but one he could rely on in difficult times and one that cared about his future.
Officer Santos continues to check on the student to encourage him, give him a pat on the back, and make sure he’s secure in the knowledge that somebody is watching and somebody cares. When you talk to officer Santos about what he’s done for that student, you get the sense that he thinks it’s not something extraordinary. “We are his family. He needed to know he was never going to be alone. That’s just what you do.” We think Officer Santos is pretty extraordinary.
Breanna Pianfetti and Joshua Balboa are the May Students of the Month. Click above to read more about these incredible FHS seniors!
Jason Pfluger, FHS Baseball Coach, is passionate about baseball, but he’s more passionate about making sure the young men he coaches have the skills they need to be good citizens of his hometown. “I want them to be successful when they move on after high school and be the best husbands and fathers they can be. Hopefully, the skills that we teach them through baseball will help them reach these goals,” said Pfluger. Dr. Bays recognized Coach Pfluger for all he does to include the community in his program while providing learning opportunities for his players. Click above to read more.