Some of my most precious childhood memories are of times spent with my grandparents, and I hope that when my own grandchildren are all grown-up, they will feel the same way. If you have ever had the opportunity to be at Floresville North or South Elementary on Grandparents Day, you have seen with your own eyes that there is just something special about that connection between a grandparent and a grandchild. This connection couldn’t be more obvious; it’s shown in the way faces light-up with wide, cheek to cheek grins as they give great big hugs. I am not only talking about the kids, but the grandparents, too! Many thanks to FSE and FNE staff who worked hard to plan this opportunity to not only honor our grandparents, but to give grandparents one more chance to show their grandchild just how important they are to them.
Not only are grandparents a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and love, but there is so much we can learn from them. If you are fortunate enough to still have your grandparents, make sure you reach out to them today and let them know how very important they are to you! Happy Grandparents Day to all of the awesome FISD grandparents.
Teachers are Dream Makers
Go to the Floresville ISD Facebook page and leave a message on the teacher appreciation post for a teacher that made a difference in your life!
In an effort to recognize teachers for the challenging, but critically important work they do, we created the Dream Makers Banquet which honors academic and teaching excellence. The Top 10 graduates of the FHS senior class identify their Dream Maker; a teacher who through their teaching, guidance and care, have helped to make their dreams come true. It has been described by guests as an “amazing event” that allows students to share how their teachers have inspired and encouraged them in their academic and/or personal lives.
At FISD, our teachers are our most critical asset. Teachers make a significant impact on the lives of the students they teach. I only wish that every single teacher could hear from at least one student how they have made a difference in that student’s life. I believe that teachers work so hard every day on the task at hand to do what is best for kids, that they don’t realize the impact they have on students’ lives, not to mention the future of our nations democracy. I truly believe the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession and I cannot say thank you enough to our teachers. Teachers, please know that you are appreciated and respected for all that you do.
FISD Career Day
I wanted to say a special thank you to everyone involved in planning, organizing, supervising and delivering K-12 students to our first ever FISD Career Day. Not only were the elementary students engaged in the many career opportunities, but an added benefit was their excitement about seeing FHS. What a great, unintended motivator! High School and Middle School students were exposed to careers that aligned with specific career pathways. During lunch, I had an opportunity to visit with several of the presenters who commented on our immaculate facilities, had praise for our students behavior and were appreciative of the opportunity to share with K-12 students about the many, many career opportunities they will have to choose from. We very much appreciate the presenters who shared their time and knowledge with our students.
FISD is on the most inspiring mission I can think of – preparing our future leaders! It’s great to see that our community is excited to work with us, as we prepare our students for a prosperous life!
This month, thousands of schools, communities, organizations, and individuals are speaking out against bullying and raising awareness for bullying prevention. At the October FISD School Board Meeting, our Board of Trustees, along with staff members across the district signed the Declaration of Respect. By signing, we pledge to be caring adults who help bullied students, listen carefully to all students who seek our help, act on their behalf to put an immediate stop to bullying, and work with other caring adults to create a safe environment for all FISD students. Many students and staff also came together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion by wearing orange in observance of Unity Day. Providing a safe learning environment for all students is an ongoing focus at FISD, with planned activities throughout the year to remind our students and staff that we should show respect and care for each other every single day.
In order to address specific incidents of bullying, it is critical that campus administration be notified. We depend not only on our staff, but on students, parents and the community to bring to our attention any alleged incidents of bullying so that we can fully investigate and address them. This is a great example of how, working together, we can teach and protect our children. To be prepared for our future, our students need to act with respect and integrity to contribute to the greater good.
They say a picture is worth a 1000 words – I think this one sums it up nicely. #FISDCharacter #UnityDay2016