Read Dr. Bays' blog about how FISD is speaking out against bullying and raising awareness for bullying prevention.
Red Ribbon Week
Location: All Campuses
Wear Your PowerUp Shirt!
Date: 11/2/2016, 1 PM
Location: FISD Administration Bldg.
Floresville Independence School District is accepting nominations for students for the Gifted and Talented Program from parents, educators, and community members, during the period November 1 – 18, 2016 for Kindergarten students at Floresville North Elementary and Floresville South Elementary. The selection of students for the Gifted and Talented Program is based upon the following criteria: ability test scores, achievement test scores, and a teacher rating scale. A committee comprised of administrators, counselors, and teachers will select the students to participate in the gifted and talented program. Nomination information may be picked up at the campuses. For further information or to obtain the appropriate nomination forms, contact the following:
Floresville North Elementary: Juanita Melissa Soto – firstname.lastname@example.org or 393-5310
Floresville South Elementary: Cynthia Torres – email@example.com or 393-5325
The FHS FFA Livestock Judging Team, Mikaela Talley, Payton Meuth, Zoey Wiatrek and Ryan Rakowitz, started off their competitive season with an incredible 2nd place finish at the State Fair of Texas Livestock Judging Contest. The team competed against 171 other teams from across the state and ended up only one point from the top prize. Congratulations to the FFA students and their teachers on this outstanding accomplishment.
As you have most likely seen on the news, there has been a series of clown threats across our state and nation. We would like to assure you that the FISD Police Department and Administration have been on high alert all week regarding the clown situation, and are pleased to report there have been no sightings, threats, or reports of clowns at or around any FISD campus. However, we do take this situation seriously and will continue to closely monitor campuses and the homecoming game tomorrow night. The safety of our students and staff is always our utmost concern and you can rest assured that we are being vigilant in our efforts to keep our campuses safe.
Dr. Sherri Bays
Tori Gardner and Eric Wages are the Students of the Month. Click above to read more about these outstanding students.
At Floresville ISD, we are dedicated to making good things happen for other people, and we are proud to say that, every day, our teachers and staff are making amazing things happen for kids. But when you take a whole team of staff members working together, they can even make a dream come true. That’s what happened for Sam Roach last week. To understand why that’s so special, you need to know a little more about Sam. (Click above to read more)
Congratulations to Julianna Castro and Jared Labus for being selected FHS September Students of the Month. Read more about these outstanding students by clicking above.
Being innovative is one of those things that requires taking risks and trying new things. Dr. Bays recognized Pam Watson this week for her ability to think outside the box to make great things happen for our students. Ms. Watson, FISD Food Service Director, has been a member of the Floresville ISD family for almost three years, and ever since she arrived she’s been providing students with more options when it comes to meals at school.
Ms. Watson implemented Breakfast in the Classroom so that every elementary student has access to a healthy and free breakfast. She opened the Coffee Café at the high school so students have a little “cooler” place to hang out, and more importantly, get breakfast before starting a long day of learning. She started the dinner program so that every single student at FISD can get a free small meal before heading home for the day, just in case there isn’t a meal when they get home. These programs show that Ms. Watson is passionate about her role in the health of FISD students. Pam said, “As a health professional and Registered Dietitian, I am concerned about the trend of childhood obesity and increasing problem of childhood hunger. I have always been committed to delivering effective programs to help students, teachers and employees understand nutritional concepts and make informed decisions that support a healthy lifestyle.”
But, it’s not just in the programs she implements that her care for the health and well-being of our students is evident. During an evening event prior to the start of school, two young students mentioned that they hadn’t had anything to eat for lunch and they were very hungry. Minutes later, Ms. Watson brought food for the children because she knew they needed nourishment to make it through the evening.
When asked, Pam said her favorite thing about her job was, “trying to improve the quality of life for our students”. She is the kind of person we want on our FISD Team. Thank you, Ms. Watson, for your caring spirit and innovative approach to school nutrition.
FSE teachers know who the real super heroes are in this world! They delivered baskets of goodies to Floresville’s Super Heroes to thank them for the protection, leadership and service they provide for the citizens of Floresville every single day. These photos will be displayed at FSE to remind students that there are real super heroes in the world and they can grow-up to be one!