This morning at 5:15, Mrs. Engleton and I boarded Bus 59. We safely delivered Floresville North Elementary students by 6:50, FMS students by 8:00 and FHS students by 8:05.
It's no wonder the kids say Mrs. E (as the kids call her) is a great bus driver. She has created a warm and welcoming environment as she greets every child with a good morning and wishes them a good day as they exit. This morning Mrs. E encouraged kids to study, asked about their families, greeted parents as they carried their kids to the bus, acknowledged new haircuts, complimented attire and recognized talents. She cares about her kids and they know it. It was a great way to start the day.
Thanks to Mrs. E and all of the FISD staff that builds relationships - treating others with care and respect.
FISD Supporting Veterans
Floresville ISD honored Memorial Day and the men and women who have died defending our country by raising funds for military veterans and their families. We took part in the 2014 “Jeans For Troops” fundraising drive benefiting the GI Go Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans returning home find employment, go to college, access their health care and financial benefits, and link to housing.
During the drive, we gave our employees the opportunity to wear jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to the GI Go Fund. Preparing our students for a prosperous life includes modeling acts of kindness and generosity as a reminder to our students that Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who have fought and died to preserve our liberties, our freedoms, and the American way of life.
Thank you, Veterans, for your service to our great Nation, the United States of America.
For more information about the GI Go Fund, visit www.gigofund.org.
Reading is Fun and Critical to Success
FISD is celebrating Read Across America this week in our ongoing effort to encourage our students to read. We know that young children who have a strong, positive relationship with books are excited and motivated about learning to read, and do so with greater ease and success. Older students who develop a love of reading reap tremendous personal and academic benefits throughout their lives.
District Librarian Mrs. Varnon scheduled guest readers to read to students at both elementary campuses throughout the week. Elementary and FMS students are participating in read-a-thons, while the FHS library is showing book trailers on the large screen as well as including a Book of the Week segment in FHS Untamed, their weekly video announcements.
Staff members are joining in the fun as well. Floresville North Elementary staff started the day with green eggs and ham tacos. All FISD staff members completed a form that is posted for students and colleagues alike naming their favorite book, author and why it is one of our favorites. This simple book share has already sparked conversations resulting in specific books being requested from our libraries!
What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday than reading to a child? When we celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading, we send a clear message to our Floresville students that reading is fun and important – preparing them for a prosperous life.
FISD Counselors Help Students Build Magical Futures
This week we are celebrating National School Counseling Week to focus well-deserved attention on the unique contribution school counselors make to our school system. The theme of this year’s Counseling Week is “School Counseling: Building Magical Futures,” highlighting the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
School counselors benefit districts in so many ways.
- help our parents focus on ways to further the educational, personal and social growth of their children
- work with teachers and other educators to help our students explore their potential and set realistic goals
- partner with our community to utilize resources that support our students and their families
- are committed to helping our students explore their abilities, strengths, interests and talents as they relate to career awareness
- help our students reach their full potential
- are an integral part of the educational process that enables all FISD students to achieve success in school.
We appreciate our counselors for being a vital part of the educational process for all students as we prepare them for a prosperous life. Thank you, FISD Counselors, for your commitment to helping our students build magical futures!
Thank an FISD Trustee!
January is designated School Board Recognition Month in Texas, and this is an excellent time to thank our Board of Trustees for their commitment and contributions to all FISD students, staff and taxpayers.
School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child. They voluntarily accept the enormous job of governing our school district, focusing on the future success of every FISD student. Developing confident leaders and productive citizens with character and knowledge in preparation for a prosperous life is a tremendous task. Great leadership always begins with willing ears, a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference.
We appreciate these local leaders for truly caring about our kids. Thank you, Trustees, for dedicating your heart and hands to FISD!
Rachel Peña, President
Neysa Choate, Vice President
Ryan Bippert, Secretary
Bill Meuth, Treasurer
Nancy Jurgajtis, Member
Steven Ibrom, Member