Fossil Hill Weekly Newsletter

Wildcats in "The Know"

January 7, 2018

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Welcome back to the spring semester

Our second semester started last Thursday. You may now access first semester grades on HAC. We have been talking with the students about what success looks like and how they can chart out their efforts and see it against their achievement. Teachers are getting ready to start running additional interventions in order to target areas your student are getting confused with. Keep on the lookout for opportunities and continue communicating with our teachers. It's shaping up to be a GREAT new year!
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GT History Fair Results Night on Tuesday

Fossil Hill MS will be hosting the GT History Fair Results ceremony Tuesday evening. The event begins at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. Announcements will be made sharing which projects earned a spot to advance to the Regional Fair to compete against other school districts for a chance to travel to Austin and compete at the state level. We wish all students the best of luck.

Visit KCAL for 'Coffee and a Tour' Tuesday, Jan. 9

The Keller Center for Advanced Learning invites the community to stop by from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, for its monthly Coffee and a Tour event. Come visit KCAL and learn about all of the exciting programs it hosts, how the campus is preparing students for the future, and how the community can be more involved. Our students visited KCAL in December so now it's your turn. They will also be invited back on January 27th to get an even better look at the various endorsements available before the selection process begins.

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Gold Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 10

This Wednesday, our Gold Awards Ceremony will take place in the library at 4:00 PM. Students will receive their invitations this week. We invite families to join us in supporting the great progress your students are making. Light refreshments will be provided by our wonderful PTA.

Districtwide Holiday, Monday, Jan. 15

Keller ISD campuses and administrative offices will be closed Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Classes will resume Tuesday, January 16.

Telemedicine Can help

Welcome back to the 2nd half of 2017-2018 school year! We are in the midst of cold and flu season. See below flyer for tips for staying well and differences between colds/flu. We would like to remind you about a joint program between Keller ISD and Cook Children’s. Your child can be seen by a medical provider through telehealth technology for certain sick symptoms while in the school nurse’s office. Go to www.schooltelemed.org for more information. You may directly register your child for the program at the following link: https://my.tonicforhealth.com/passage/survey/ocY0kOPfZoJMydirXW21yw/welcome

If you have already registered your child for this program, thank you!

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FHMS PTA

Our PTA will be hosting a regular board meeting Friday evening. It will take place in the cafeteria at 6:00 PM.

AVID @ The Hill

Twitter: @AVID_FossilHill

Facebook: AVID Fossil Hill

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Counselor's Corner

Houses of Honor and PRIDE Jamie.Ortega@kellerisd.net

7th Grade Houses Integrity, Leadership, & Loyalty Terry.Evans@kellerisd.net

8th Grade Houses Integrity, Leadership, & Loyalty Paul.Higgins@kellerisd.net


1/8- Challenge of Tarrant County is coming to the PE classes to give a presentation on tobacco awareness

1/10- Gold Awards Ceremony – Wednesday, January 10, at 3:55 in the library.

1/11- KISD Counseling FB Live Event-January 11, 6:00 PM

1/27- CTE Expo at KCAL, January 27, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Registration is approaching quickly….here are some important dates.

8th to 9th Grade HS Registration February 5th-9th

7th to 8th Grade MS Registration February 12th-16th

6th to 7th Grade MS Registration February 20th-23rd

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 nakethia.baston@kellerisd.net 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.

Fossil Hill Sports

We are now entering basketball and wrestling season 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)

FHMS Boys Basketball V. Indian Springs MS

Monday, Jan. 8th, 5pm

305 Bursey Road

Keller, TX

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

8th graders will be traveling to Trinity Springs MS while 7th graders protect our court at home.

FHMS Girls Basketball V. Indian Springs MS

Thursday, Jan. 11th, 5pm

305 Bursey Road

Keller, TX

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

8th graders will be traveling to Trinity Springs MS while 7th graders protect our court at home.

District 7th Grade Boys A Team Basketball Tournament

Friday, Jan. 12th, 4pm

3821 Staghorn Circle South

Fort Worth, TX

Tournament will begin at 4:00 PM and continue on Saturday from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. Brackets will be maintained in the main gym for game times and court assignments. Concessions including grilled burgers will be available for purchase to support the boys athletics program.

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