Fossil Hill Weekly Newsletter

Wildcats in "The Know"

August 28, 2017

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Keller ISD EIC Meeting at FHMS Monday, Aug 28 @ 6:00 PM

In an effort to continue to provide our students exceptional educational opportunities and optimal choices in their selection of programs and courses, Keller ISD is considering a significant change to the weighted grading system and class ranking of high school students. Any changes would be phased-in beginning with the 9th Grade class of the 2018-2019 school year.

The administration will continue the discussion centered on changes to Local Policy EIC regarding weighted grades and class rank with the Board of Trustees. Secondary principals of each feeder pattern will host parent meetings to gather your feedback and address questions or concerns. We invite you to attend one of the following sessions:

Previous Meetings

Mon., August 21 at 7 pm - Hillwood MS
Tues., August 22 at 5:15 pm - Indian Spring MS
Wed., August 23 at 5 pm - Keller MS
Thurs., August 24 at 5 pm - Trinity Springs MS
Thurs., August 24 at 7:30 pm - Timberview MS
Remaining Meeting

Mon., August 28 at 6 pm - Fossil Hill MS

friendly reminders

Parents, please assist us in ensuring that your student is coming to school dressed appropriately. As a reminder, students are not permitted to wear pants with holes located above the knee unless they are completely patched with fabric. In addition, shirts are not permitted that expose a student's midriff. You will be asked to bring a change of clothes for the student if necessary.

Student Council Meeting on Wednesday

Wildcat Student Council will meet on Wednesday in room 214 from 3:50-4:30. All students interested in representing Fossil Hill as a part of StuCo are invited to attend. Questions may be sent to our sponsosr and

FHMS Theatre Department

Instagram @fhmstheatre

Into The Woods Auditions this week

The Theatre and Choir Departments will hold auditions for this year’s musical, Into the Woods, Jr. directly after school on Wednesday, August 30th and Thursday, August 31st with callbacks directly after school on Friday, September 1st. If you are interested, please fill out this google form:

Keller ISD AVID encourages the District to participate in the National College Colors Day on Friday, September 1.

College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting college-readiness as well as the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience by encouraging fans across America to wear their favorite college colors/gear.

Keller ISD is excited to participate in this fun, District-wide event and is encouraging all students, faculty, staff members, and administrators to dress in their favorite college attire on September 1.

Use #KISDCollegeColors to post your pictures to Twitter and follow along throughout the day to see photos from other campuses and departments!

Keller ISD AVID hopes you will join in as we kick-off the school year with a focus on college-readiness!

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Safety during the Drop off and Pick Up Of Students

Parents, we are noticing several drivers actively using their cell phones while in the school zone. For the safety of everyone, please refrain form using your devices in an active school zone.

Students are allowed to enter the building at 7:45 AM from the main door and bus entrance. Students who are dropped off and/or picked up at FHMS during regular school time are to use the front circle drive. To ensure the safety of your student, the parking lots are not to be used as a drop off/pick up area. All students need to be picked up by 4:30 to ensure their safety.

For safety concerns, we are noticing some drivers not being cautious when entering our school zones and are asking for your assistance. Students are crossing Staghorn Circle at all points rather than using the marked crosswalk at the entrance to the circle drive. Please ask your child to cross within the cross walk and to look both ways before crossing. We also ask that you stay alert to students at all times.

Boys Athletics Fundraiser

Our athletes are selling Fan Cloth. Students received their brochures and will be selling for the next few weeks. Use the link below to view the Wildcat clothing options and order online. Don't miss this chance to wear your Hill swag and accessories. Help us reach our goal. If you do not have an athlete to sponsor, you may select Coach Russell Andrews to have it go into the campus account for the program.
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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


Apply for Free and Reduced Meals Online

Beginning August 1, 2017, Keller ISD will accept Free and Reduced Meal Applications for the 2017-18 school year online.

Households are encouraged to visit to apply online for the easiest process. Paper applications will also be available at each campus or in the Child Nutrition Services Office.

For more information on Child Nutrition Services, click here to visit the Nutrition Solutions home page.

Counselor's Corner

Teams Honor and PRIDE

7th Grade Teams Integrity, Leadership, & Loyalty

8th Grade Teams Integrity, Leadership, & Loyalty

  • KISD Class Weight and Rank Meeting, Monday, August 28th from 6:00-8:00 in the FHMS Cafeteria.
  • August 31st KISD Counseling is having a Overdose Awareness Day Discussion Panel 11am-1pm at the KISD Admin building-Texas Rooms. (link below)
  • College Colors Day!! Sept 1st. Go all out showing your favorite college/university!!!
  • Signs of Suicide (7th grade ONLY) opt out form. See attachment.Have your student share their grades with you daily.
  • Log into HAC daily to check your grades. Eligibility grade check is right around the corner. No pass, No play IS FOR REAL!!!!
  • Great study resource
  • Keep an eye on the websites calendar for upcoming events: College Colors Day (Sept 1), SOS (7th grade), Red Ribbon Week, House Bill 5, KISD Class weight and rank meeting (Aug 28).
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Nurse's Notes for The Hill

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

Nurse Baston has been notifying those parents/guardians who need to submit proof of immunization. Please make sure that your student is up to date with all required shots. 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.

Se requieren exámenes físicos deportivos para todos los atletas. Por favor refiérase a la información de Rank One que el Entrenador Morse y el Entrenador Williams han enviado.

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)

Girls Volleyball vs. Timberview MS

Thursday, Aug. 31st, 5pm

3821 Staghorn Circle South

Fort Worth, TX

7th grade will play in the FHMS gym

8th grade will travel to Timberview MS @ 10310 Old Denton Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76244

Girls Cross Country Parent Meeting on Monday

Girls athletics will be hosting their XC parent meeting on Monday in the gym beginning at 5:00. For more information, you may email

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

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