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Veterans Day...More than a Holiday - November 2019

This was the 15th year of the FISD Veterans Day Ceremony, and I can say with certainty that it was as meaningful as the first. The ceremony has changed in 15 years, and one of the most significant changes is that our students are the speakers, presenters and performers. From the placemats at the breakfast to the speeches at the ceremony, they are all created and delivered by our students. Students are doing more than listening about how to be grateful for the sacrifices of our veterans and their families; they are actively engaged in learning about and celebrating service to our country. At our elementary campuses, veterans were honored at assemblies and receptions and they even visited classrooms to speak to students about their service. On November 11th, FISD did not have a holiday for students. What we did have was far more meaningful in my opinion, a day where we took time with our families and community to honor the men and women who have given their lives to the service of our country. I’ll close with the words of Kaylee Loggins, FHS senior, and Veterans Day Ceremony speaker.

“Thank you for sacrificing the time away from your friends and family.  Thank you for sacrificing missed holidays and special occasions.  Thank you for sacrificing your safety so that we can have ours.  Thank you for being courageous so that we do not have to be.  Thank you for taking on the emotional, physical, and mental pain of war so that we do not have to experience it.  Thank you for fighting for us and our nation.”

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.