The FHS FFA Agriculture Advocacy Team finished 6th in the state after competing in the semi-finals and finals on December 2-3. Congratulations to Mikaela Talley, Caroline Burkett, Savannah Engquist and Emily Mann on this outstanding achievement.
FHS Theatre Performance
Date: 12/8/2016, 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: FHS Auditorium
FHS Theatre Performance
Date: 12/9/2016, 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: FHS Auditorium
FMS Begining Band Winter Concert
Date: 12/13/2016, 7 PM – 8 PM
Location: FMS Gym
Read about the great things happening at FISD in the latest FISD Update.
Read Dr. Bays' blog about how the FISD Core Beliefs are alive in our district.
The FISD Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the FHS Gym. You can watch it live by clicking above.
The Floresville Tigers will be playing for the Bi-District title against the CC King Mustangs on Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 7:30 in Corpus Christi, TX at Buccaneer Stadium. There will be a “Tiger Fan Bus” traveling to Buccaneer Stadium to support our Fighting Tigers. The bus will depart from Floresville High School Main Gym Parking Lot at 5:00 pm. The cost is $15 per traveler.
All interested fans will need to sign up at the FHS Athletic Office with payment no later than Thursday, November 10th at 4:00 pm. There is a minimum of 25 travelers required. If you have any questions, please contact the athletic office at (830) 393-5300 ext. 14000.
Jana Clarke, FHS Culinary Arts Teacher, is making a difference for students, but not just the culinary students. This November, the FHS Culinary Department hosted Friends-giving. Students from the FHS Life Skills class were invited to join the culinary students in the kitchen to make their favorite holiday recipes. After the students worked together to create a delicious meal, all of them sat down together to enjoy their efforts.
“It is so important that ALL students have the same opportunities whenever possible and are made to feel included no matter what disabilities they may have,” was her response when asked why this type of activity was important to her. And, according to Jana, food is a perfect way to bring these students together. “Food is the one thing that breaks down barriers and connects us as human beings. People for thousands of years have been breaking bread and building relationships. I thought, what better way to break down the barriers between students with varying abilities than to prepare a meal and, then, gather around the table to celebrate a job well done!” One of the things Jana may not have expected was how excited her Culinary students were to share their passion with students who may not often spend time in the kitchen. “I am not sure which students enjoyed it more, the Life Skills or the Culinary,” she said.
There was a lot more going on in that kitchen and dining room than cooking and eating. There was inclusion, collaboration, empathy, caring, mentoring and a whole bunch of happiness. FISD wants to thank Mrs. Clarke for providing an avenue to teach important life skills to ALL her students.
Mikaela Talley and Kolten Bippert are the November Students of the Month. Read more about these amazing students by clicking above.
The Floresville South Elementary Robotics Club and their sponsor, Mrs. Brenna McGourley, will soon be taking their robot for its competition debut. Mrs. McGourley and her students were awarded an REC Foundation Team Grant. The grant not only pays for the students to compete in their first robotics contest, but also provides the supplies and resources they need to build and program their own robot. Students have been working after school perfecting the robot they will take to Boerne in January for competition. According to Mrs. McGourley, the students are creating the robot all on their own and are collaborating and problem solving on a new level.
The REC Foundation’s goal is to inspire students to pursue STEM degrees and careers. As FISD works to create 21st century graduates, we are happy that teachers like Mrs. McGourley are seeking unique and exciting opportunities that inspire our students to find new passions.
At FISD, we are committed to preparing our students for prosperous lives. Dr. Bays recognized Dr. Twila Johnson, Career and Technology Education (CTE) Coordinator for her many contributions in that pursuit. Not only is Dr. Johnson helping FISD students forge their futures, she’s also at the forefront as a resource for the entire state.
Dr. Johnson is in her second year at FISD and in that time has grown the CTE program significantly. There was a 47.4% increase of students taking a coherent sequence of courses from the 2014-15 school year to the 2105-16 school year which led to additional course offerings and Pathways for 2016-17. What that really means is that our students have more choices and are getting real world experiences that relate to actual careers. Dr. Johnson is committed to providing students with the 21st century skills they need to be successful in the work place, and people around the state are benefitting from the knowledge that she is putting into action at FISD.
Dr. Johnson recently served on the Alamo Area College Access and Completion Summit Planning Committee. She was not only a presenter at the conference, but also involved FHS students as guides for the prestigious event. Dr. Johnson shares her expertise and the FISD success stories with colleagues at every opportunity; for instance, this summer she was a featured presenter at the Career and Technology Leadership Academy. FISD is proud to have Dr. Johnson leading the way in the CTE field.
We believe that one of the biggest factors in Dr. Johnson’s success in growing the CTE Department, is her absolute passion for her work. You don’t have to talk to her for more than 10 seconds before she is telling you about the great things happening for kids in the field of CTE. And, her hope for students is that they feel the same way about their careers. About her work, Dr. Johnson said, “Ultimately, our goal is that each student ends-up with a career they will enjoy the rest of their lives. My goal is to educate them on the possibilities and help direct them to that career, quickly, by providing them with opportunities to learn what their passions truly are and find out if that is something they want to do the rest of their lives.”
Part of the mission of the FISD CTE Department is that it “prepares students to be productive and prosperous citizens through real world experiences, technology and college and career readiness”. We want to thank Dr. Johnson for her efforts to make meaningful real world experiences happen every day for students across a variety of interests. While helping students discover their passions, she is a living example of why that’s so important.
Tori Gardner and Eric Wages are the Students of the Month. Click above to read more about these outstanding students.