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Community – October 2019

If that word doesn’t make you feel happy, let me share some thoughts that may make you feel differently. During the third week of October, our entire community comes together to celebrate its heritage during the Peanut Festival. I love that our students are involved in so much of what the Festival is. From the first days, our Junior Historians, Athletes and FFA worked to prepare our city for the festivities. The Royal Court, made up of FHS seniors and elementary students, represent Floresville and our district at events all over South Texas. The seniors also serve as wonderful role models for our younger students. At the Parade, you can see our bands, cheerleaders, ROTC, FFA, Welding students and Tigerettes all smiling along the route. What people who aren’t from Floresville may not understand about the Peanut Festival is that it’s not necessarily about the ceremonial events, it’s about our Floresville Family coming together to make memorable experiences for every single one of us. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen former students and their families excitedly run over to tell me about their lives after graduation. It’s about loving your community and the people in it. It’s difficult to explain and it’s special. It creates a sense of belonging and teaches our students how to be active participants in their community. It’s another reason I am blessed to be a part of this community and the #FloresvilleFamily.

For more information about the great things happening at FISD please visit the October 2019 Eye on FISD.

Investing in Our Students and Teachers – September 2019

When I became Superintendent, one of my goals was to revive our education foundation. Luckily, there were people in our community that didn’t just want to help teachers, they were passionate about it! In 2015, the Floresville ISD Education Foundation gave $5000 in grants. Last year, they gave $56,982 in grants. They did it by working hard, taking risks and believing in our community. They’ve enhanced our kids’ learning experiences with technology, flexible seating, new apps, new books and the list goes on. They’ve given grants to core content teachers, visual and performing arts teachers, CTE teachers, and club and organization sponsors. If you are wondering how you can help teachers at FISD, consider attending the FISDEF 2019 Gala on September 28th at the Wilson County Showbarn. Tickets can be purchased at the FISD Administration Building for $50 each. It’s a great night of dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. But mostly, we would like for you to join us because it’s for the best cause I can think of, an investment in our teachers and students. I want to thank the members of the community for giving and the members of the FISDEF Board for their hard work to make great things happen for kids and teachers.

For more information about the great things happening at FISD please visit the September 2019 Eye on FISD.

Strategic Plan Collaboration – August 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! At FISD, we do our best work when we are collaborating with our parents and community, both inside and outside of our campus walls. This is evident, most recently, through our work on the FISD Strategic Plan, with over 100 stakeholders contributing to the process. We look forward to seeing that plan come to life as we strive to achieve the goals set by our stakeholders. Those goals are student-centered and charge FISD to ensure that each student will maximize their potential, be a lifelong learner who is prepared for their future, and be a contributing member of the global society. These are the things we want for our kids! I look forward to seeing each of you throughout the school year as we work together to support our students’ academic and social growth. Our doors are open and our hearts are full as we begin an exciting new school year with our Floresville Family!

 

For more information about the great things happening at FISD please visit the August 2019 Eye on FISD.

 

FISD Goes Gold

Floresville ISD Family and Community,

Tonight, FISD has invited Janet Pollok to conduct the coin toss at the football game. Ms. Pollok lost her son, Luke, to childhood cancer when he was 10 years old. This week, FISD went Gold to help fund Childhood Cancer research. For some of our families, a cure will come too late, but for many, across the country and in our own community, research could bring the cure that will save lives.

Joining Mrs. Pollok this evening will be families who have fought and are currently fighting this difficult battle. We will be honoring fighters Darian Ibarra, Jalie Carrasco, Daisey Perez and their families. In memory of those who are no longer with us, we will also honor Alyssa Olivo, Joey Tamez, Keilani Touchstone and their families. We appreciate they are taking the time to be with us tonight and for fighting for not only their children, but the children of others.

Thank you to the many students, staff, parents and community members who have supported our efforts to raise funds this week. FISD will be donating over $2000 to childhood cancer research as a result of your generosity.

#FISDGoesGold #BeBoldGoGold #FightLikeAKid #FISDPurposeful #FISDCharacter #FISDandtheCommunity