Good Choices at FISD!

We know the key to student success is a great school, and the key to a great school is a great principal and staff. This month we honored the hard work and dedication of our principals for National Principals Month.  Let a principal know how much you appreciate them, it will make their day!

FISD students and staff participated in Red Ribbon Week activities, focusing on alcohol and drug prevention awareness.  As I visited the district this week, messages of preventing drug abuse by making good choices were visible on all campuses.  Elementary students and staff were dressed as their favorite characters as they were, “Showing good character by being drug free”.  Middle school students pledged to be drug free and middle and high school students dressed up to call attention to a drug-free lifestyle with days such as “Red Out” and “Super Hero Day”.  Anti-drug messages were posted at the Alternative Campus as well.  One catchy, but hard hitting slogan was, “He died for the want of another breath, as he smoked himself to death”. Our children have the right to grow up drug-free – and we have the responsibility to make that happen!

Another choice made every day by FISD students and staff deals with how we choose our attitude and treat others. At the conclusion of our Rachel’s Challenge presentations, our students and staff were asked to accept the following challenges.  Secondary has five challenges: 1) Look for the Best in Others, 2) Dream Big, 3) Choose Positive Influences, 4) Speak with Kindness, and 5) Start Your Own Chain Reaction.  Elementary has four challenges: 1) Use Kind Words, 2) Do Nice Things, 3) Include Others, and 4) Start Your Own Chain Reaction.  Committing to these positive choices will make FISD a better place to be.  Imagine how our Floresville community could be transformed if there were a community-wide commitment to these challenges?

October was an exciting month at FISD.  Not only did we recognize our principals, but time was dedicated to emphasizing the importance of choices.  The choices we make can have a positive or negative impact on us and those around us, both physically and mentally.  FISD is committed to providing a safe learning environment for our students by creating an atmosphere of care and respect, as we prepare our students for a prosperous life with character, knowledge and confidence.