Fossil Hill Weekly Newsletter

Wildcats in "The Know"

May 6, 2018

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Teacher Appreciation Week is this week

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STAAR Testing Days: Algebra EOC is Tuesday

As a reminder, all students will STAAR tests soon based on the schedule below. Students will participate in a "sack lunch" menu but have the option of bringing a lunch from home. Please be reminded that if they elect to bring their lunch, they will not have access to the microwaves as they will be eating in the classrooms. In addition, no outside visitors will be permitted on those days. This includes outside lunch. Drop off meals will not be accepted on state testing days due to the daily schedules. Thank you and we appreciate your help in the matter.
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personal responsibility


We have noticed a slight increase in the number of items being taken or coming up missing. Please discuss with your students the importance of respecting property that belongs to someone else. We also ask that if your student has a gym locker that they utilize it to place their valuable while they are away from them. We thank you for your continued support to make Fossil Hill the wonderful school we all love.

End Of year Events


As the year gets closer to its end, we will start having activities and programs scheduled. Her is May at a glance.

This week:

Spring Choir Concert: Monday Evening at FHMS (refer to Mr. C for more info)

Jazz Band Concert: Thursday Evening at Chisolm Trail (refer to Mrs. Janeski for more info)

Band Concert: Friday Evening at Ridge (refer to Mrs. Janeski for more info)

Next week:

End of Year Awards Program: Tuesday Evening 6-8 in the gym (see counselors section for more info). 7th Grade 6:00PM and 8th at 7:15PM

Keller ISD Promotion Criteria

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FCA at Fossil Hill

This past Friday we had 90 plus students at FCA and Ryan Roberts did a wonderful job. Next week we have Luke Newby from Milestone Church speaking.
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Snacks on Campus


Please help us in knowing what your student is bringing to school. We have seen a few students bring extra snacks, candies, chocolates .... to school in order to sell them to other students. This is not permitted. All fundraisers occurring on campus must be approved following KISD procedures. In addition, extra snacks or food items may not be brought and shared with other students due to food service regulations. NO snacks will be allowed during STAAR testing days. Students may carry a sack lunch that does not require heating and will not be permitted to share.

Thank you for helping us with this.

KISD Tax Rate "Swap & Drop"

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Special thanks to our generous PTA for assisting us through all the Saturday Academies in getting lunch for all the students attending. We also thank them for their yearlong support.

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Parental Involvement Opportunities

The April newsletter, The Parental & Family Engagement CONNECTION, is available in English and Spanish, .

This edition of the newsletter includes articles about Stopping the Summer Slide, Finding Summer Jobs, Getting Involved in Decision-Making, and Emergency Care Guide, and Healthy Snacks.

AVID @ The Hill

Twitter: @AVID_FossilHill

Facebook: AVID Fossil Hill

Avid is a great way to learn how to prepare your student for rigorous coursework and get an advantage in college. Be sure to follow us and let me know if you have any questions at

Counselor's Corner

Houses of Honor and PRIDE

7th Grade Houses Integrity, Leadership, & Loyalty

8th Grade Houses Integrity, Leadership, & Loyalty

Invitations for the awards ceremony went out on Monday 4/30/18

7th Grade Awards Ceremony will be Tuesday, May 15th at 6:00 pm-6:45pm with the 8th Grade Awards Ceremony to follow from 7:15pm-8:15pm.

iChoose Guidance Lesson in 7th grade advisory lessons in early May.

Abstinence from risky behavior and healthy choices will be major topics discussed in the lesson.

Parenting Resource:

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.

Be prepared, stay healthy!

Fossil Hill Sports

We are now in between seasons getting ready for track and soccer and 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)

Soccer V. Timberview MS

Thursday, May 10th, 5pm

10300 Old Denton Road

Fort Worth, TX

Girls will be playing at home while boys travel to Timberview MS.

Games begin at 5:00 PM

Fossil Ridge Sports

Fossil Ridge is 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