Fossil Hill Weekly Newsletter

Wildcats in "The Know"

February 11, 2018

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KISD Tax Rate "Swap & Drop"

What if your tax rate could go down, while at the same time bringing in an additional $19 million in operating revenue for Keller ISD? It's possible through what we're calling a Tax Rate "Swap & Drop." Check out the preview video today and visit for more details and future updates!

4th 6 weeks ends on friday

As a reminder, the 4th 6 weeks marking period ends on Friday, Feb 16. Please make sure you are logging in to HAC to be aware of your students grades and progress.

Monday Feb 19 Student Holiday

Monday February 19 is a student holiday. KISD faculty and staff will be receiving professional development at various locations across the district. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Feb 20.

Panther Pride Cluster Band Concert

Join us Monday evening at 7:00 PM at Fossil Ridge HS for the annual cluster band concert. All band students from the Fossil Hill and Fossil Ridge programs will be performing. It gives the younger musicians an opportunity to perform with their high school counterparts and get a true feeling of where their passion for music will take them. Students need to be dropped off at FRHS at 5:00 PM in their band T-shirt and jeans for rehearsal and pizza dinner. We hope to see you there.

Cheer Meeting on Tuesday ... last opportunity

Students interested in trying out for Keller ISD middle school cheerleading squads for the 2018-19 school year are required to attend, with a parent or guardian, one of seven mandatory tryout meetings set for February 1-13.

In order to tryout, the student and a parent or guardian must attend. Tryout dates and additional information about this year's tryout process will be posted after the mandatory parent meetings.

The remaining meetings are scheduled for:

Monday, February 12, at Keller Middle School
Tuesday, February 13, at Fossil Hill Middle School

Meetings will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. for both incoming seventh and eighth-grade students. This is a change from the initial plan to have separate meeting times for each grade level.

For more information on Keller ISD Cheerleading, visit

School Performance of "The Giver"

FHMS One Act Play troop will perform for the community "The Giver" this Thursday evening at 7:00 PM. The students and directors have done a fantastic job to prepare for their performance and we are excited to see the show.

Pajama Day Friday

Staff and students are invited to purchase a bracelet for Friday to be allowed to wear school appropriate pajamas and onsies (no slippers please). *th grade class will use these funds to help pay for the 8th grade activity day scheduled for the end of the school year.

Regional History Fair

FHMS will have 17 students competing at the Regional History Fair this Saturday at the TWU campus. We want to wish them the best of luck as they compete against other students in the region for an opportunity to represent Fossil Hill and Keller ISD at the State Fair in Austin.
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this mock STAAR is designed for the 7th grade Pre AP math students and any 8th grade academic math student to take a practice test to help identify areas to work on for the April 10/11 STAAR test

8th grade girls a team take 2nd place in OT during championship

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8th Grade boys A Team wins 3rd Place at Friday's tournament. Way to represent the Wildcats!

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Remember to link us to your Amazon account at

FHMS PTA needs your nominations for next year's committee.

We are looking for multiple positions and several teacher representatives. Come be a part of PTA and share your ideas of how we can help out our school, teachers and students.

Please send your nominations to

Annual Leukemia Fundraiser by STUCO

STUCO is kicking off our Annual Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser. We have been steadily getting all the supplies out and I sent a video and slide show. *A few teachers have already sent money in.

We have a hefty goal this year and need to raise a lot to beat last year as well! The goal is $100 per Advisory Class.

Thanks so much for showing the video and slide show multiple times as well as advocating daily for LLS. A new incentive is a free Epic Waters Water Park Ticket for students who donate $25.

The winning advisory class receives a pasta party from Olive Garden (a minimum requirement is that our campus raises $750). The contest means that your advisory class could have the most money but not win. Encourage students to put their silver coins into their friends’ advisory classes to help boost their own class’ chance of winning.

AVID @ The Hill

Twitter: @AVID_FossilHill

Facebook: AVID Fossil Hill

Just wanted to remind everyone that Coach White will return on Monday, February 12th to conduct interviews.

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

7th to 8th grade and 8th to 9th grade registration is now complete.

If you need to review your students registration and/or make changes please see a Fossil Hill counselor. All changes need to be made by March 30th.

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.

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)

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