Fossil Hill Weekly Newsletter

Wildcats in "The Know"

October 9, 2017

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No classes on Monday

Keller ISD campuses will be closed Monday, October 9, for a Campus Professional Development and Teacher Preparation Day.

District administrative offices will operate at their normal hours, but no classes will be held. Classes will resume on Tuesday at regular hours.

KISD Visioning

The Keller Independent School District is crafting a vision for its future, and we want your input to help drive that process.

Keller ISD has initiated a visioning process that will be built on the community’s input, as the District actively listens to the ways in which the community wants to frame the future of education in our community. This process will consist of public forums, one-on-one interviews with stakeholders, a district-wide visioning questionnaire, and various workshops.

By May 2018, the District hopes to have defined set of core strategies in place that the KISD Board of Trustees can consider for approval.

The first opportunity to get involved will be at a series of Education Summits in October. Each Summit will take place at a different high school, but anyone is welcome to attend any of the events:

  • 6-8 p.m. Monday, October 9, 2017 | Fossil Ridge HS Cafeteria
  • 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Timber Creek HS Cafeteria
  • 6-8 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 | Central HS Cafeteria
  • 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Keller HS Cafeteria

We hope you will plan to attend one of these events to learn more about the District’s Visioning process and to provide your feedback.

For those who are interested in getting even more involved in the visioning process, please click this link and provide your contact information. You may be selected to participate in additional phases of the visioning process. To learn more please visit

StuCo Food Drive

Student Council is sponsoring the collection of food items for senior citizens in our community. The donations will be made to your Advisory Class. The class with the highest participation wins a Popcorn Party.

Please send items like:

Hormel Compleats

Campbell “Healthy Request” Soups

Progresso Soups

Individual Servings of Tuna/Chicken

Fruit Cups

Pudding Cups

Snack Bars/Cereal Bars

Cracker Snacks

100 Calorie Snack Packs


PTA to host Wildcat Family Picnic

Mark your calendars October 20th from 6-8pm at FHMS outside there will be a welcome back family style picnic hosted by the PTA.

PTA will be holding a silent auction October 20th at our family event if anyone has a business and would like to donate something for the auction please contact Nikki Harris at

This will be a tax deduction for anyone who chooses to donate. Thank You!

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Join PTA

We are always looking for parents to join PTA to support our students. Membership is just $7.50 for the year and helps us in supporting our school. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us with any questions:

Brandy Dillon at visit our Facebook page at

@FHMSPTA or use the link below to sign up and pay online. It's just that easy.

Homecoming Parade!!

Join us in the 2017 Homecoming Parade on Tuesday and walk with our AVID float!

Panther Pride AVID is special in that we are the only Keller feeder pattern who begin teaching best learning strategies and problem solving starting in 5th grade! We celebrate this all year long.

Want to walk with us?

All you have to do is fill out this form and let us know you are coming.

Wear an AVID shirt, college shirt or dress up in a graduation cap and gown! Bring a bag of candy or two for you to throw at the audience.

We will begin to line up at 5:30 in the parking lot of Chisholm Trail Intermediate

We will walk through the neighborhood and end up at Fossil Ridge High School around 7:30, where they will continue the celebration with a pep-rally.

Don’t forget to sign up on the form above so we can send final details by email.


Join Fossil Hill AVID at Raising Cane’s at Presidio on Wednesday, October 18th from 4:00-9:00. Students are raising money for their program and your bellies count! Stop by for dinner and mention you are eating for AVID! See you there!

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Parental Involvement opportunities in KISD

I am pleased to announce our upcoming Parent Sessions. The sessions will take place at the noted location, date, and time. I encourage you to come out and join us as we explore different topics. These are interactive sessions and we do require a minimum of 10 participants for the session to take place. Registration is required by email. If you have any questions or to register contact me at

  • 10/16 District Parent Advisory Council Meeting

6:00pm- 7:00pm

North Riverside Elementary Room #109

  • 11/2 Helping Children Handle Their Feelings

6:00pm- 7:00pm

North Riverside Elementary Room #109

  • 12/5 Parenting For The Second Time “Grandparents”

6:00pm- 7:00pm

North Riverside Elementary Room #109

North Riverside Elementary

7900 North Riverside Drive

Ft. Worth, TX 76137

*All sessions are limited to Title I Parents.

¡Buenas tardes!

Me complace anunciar las Sesiones de Padres que vamos a tener. Las sesiones tendrán lugar en la escuela indicada con fecha y hora señalada. Les animo a que se unan a nosotros mientras exploramos diferentes temas. Estas son sesiones interactivas y requerimos un mínimo de 10 participantes para que la sesión tenga lugar. Se requiere su registración por correo electrónico. Si tiene alguna pregunta o para registrarse, póngase en contacto conmigo en

  • 10/16 Reunión del Consejo Asesor de Padres del Distrito

6:00pm- 7:00pm

North Riverside Elementary Room #109

  • 11/2 Ayudando a los Niños a Manejar Sus Sentimientos

6:00pm- 7:00pm

North Riverside Elementary Room #109

  • 12/5 Padres Por Segunda Vez "Abuelos"

6:00pm- 7:00pm

North Riverside Elementary Room #109

North Riverside Elementary

7900 North Riverside Drive

Ft. Worth, TX 76137

Todas las sesiones son limitadas a Padres de Título I.

Red Ribbon Week is Coming

Red Ribbon Week – October 23-27, 2017

Monday: “We mustache you to be drug free” – wear a mustache, sticker or drawn on

Tuesday: “Sock it to drugs” – crazy socks

Wednesday: “Team up against drugs” – team shirt/jersey

Thursday: “Put a cap on drugs” – wear a cap

Friday: “Too bright for drugs” – neon colors

Counselor's Corner

Teams Honor and PRIDE

7th Grade Teams Integrity, Leadership, & Loyalty

8th Grade Teams Integrity, Leadership, & Loyalty

  • IGraduate Meeting on Oct 24 from 6:00 to 7:30
  • Bullying Conference – October 21st –at KCAL- free
  • Facebook Live – October- Drug and Alcohol awareness (October 5 at 6 pm)
  • Veterans Day Breakfast-Friday, November 10th at 7:45am-8:30am. If you would like to joins us contact with your name, your students name, branch of service and rank. Family, friends and neighbors that served are welcome.
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early dismissal

While there may be emergency situations, we ask that all parent requests for early dismissal be done in person before 3:30 PM each day. After that time it is difficult to get your students down to the office before regular dismissal.

Reminder that you must be in the office in person to pick your student up for early dismissal. We can't allow students to leave the school unaccompanied before dismissal.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 817-744-3050. We sincerely appreciate your help!

Nurse's Notes for The Hill

Please feel free to reach out to "Nurse Bas" anytime at or at (817) 744-3050.

As a reminder, students may not carry their own medication. It must be turned in to the nurse's office with proper documentation. Please feel free to call if you have questions.

Sports physicals are required for all athletes. Please refer to the Rank One information Coach Morse and Coach Williams have sent out.

As you may likely already know, October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. Keller ISD is a recognized Project ADAM Texas Heart Safe School District which is an awesome accomplishment!

Fossil Hill Sports

We can't wait for the athletes to start playing this school year, we invite you to support our students in representing The Hill in the bleachers and showing your spirit for the Wildcats. Games and other campus events can be found on the campus calendar link below as they are posted and will added here as well.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: $4.00

Students: $2.00

Athletic Ticket Card: $25.00 (good for 15 admissions)

Tennis Vs. Richland MS at Richland Courts

Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 5pm

7400 Hovenkamp Avenue

Richland Hills, TX

Wildcat Football vs. Indian Springs MS

Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 5pm

305 Bursey Road

Keller, TX

Games begin at 5:00 and are played in C, B, A team order

7th graders will be playing away at Indian Springs MS as the 8th graders defend our field at The Hill

Girls Volleyball vs. Timberview MS

Thursday, Oct. 5th, 5pm

10310 Old Denton Road

Keller, TX

7th grade will travel to Timberview MS

8th grade will be defending our court in the FHMS gym

Upcoming Community Events

The Casey's Kids 5K Fun Run will be held at Bear Creek Park on Saturday, November 11th. Attached are the sponsorship and registration forms for your parents and classroom teachers.

Fossil Ridge Sports

Fossil Ridge is now a member of District 3-6A UIL alignment along with other Keller ISD high schools, Haltom, Weatherford, and Abilene. The 3-6A District Executive Committee has determined that no outside food or drink be allowed into the stadium. The decision for this new rule is primarily to ensure the safe environment for all patrons.

Use the link below to view the game schedules for basketball. Show your Panther Pride and support the kids.

Home and visitor general admission for high school games:

Presale before 4pm game day-

Student $4

Adult $6

At the gate and after 4pm -

All $8

Reserved seats:

Anytime $10

Know before you go to the stadium

New policies regarding your upcoming visit to Keller Stadium. Visit the link below
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