Join FMHS PTSA!

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This is an exciting time to be a PTA member, and your support is vital!

We have two ways to join:

Besides supporting the wonderful things we do at FMHS, you’ll be part of a powerful association than can advocate on behalf of children and educators at the local, state and national levels.

One example: Texas PTA continues to urge the state to cancel STAAR in its entirety for the 2020-2021 school year.

Thanks for helping us “Back the Future!”

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Texas PTA Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Jenna Webb, FMHS 2020 graduate, who received a $1,000 scholarship from Texas PTA! She has answered a few questions for us. Enjoy!

What are your plans for the fall?
I am going to Auburn University to study architecture.

What’s your favorite FMHS memory?
My favorite memory is probably taking yearbook photos at the Keller playoff game. That game was amazing, and having the opportunity to be on the field when we won was incredible!

How are you making the best of social distancing?
I have been picking up new hobbies to try and keep busy during quarantine.

What is your advice for younger Jags?
Take any electives you are even remotely interested in. Branch out, and find what you love to do. That way, no matter what, you have one thing to look forward to every day.

Who would you like to give a shout-out to?
I would like to thank all my classmates and teachers that made the last four years unforgettable!

Jenna Webb

FMHS PTSA Scholarship Recipients

CONGRATULATIONS to Alyssa Hedding (left) and Katherine Spruce (right), FMHS 2020 graduates who were awarded scholarships from FMHS PTSA!

The Lewisville Education Foundation manages our senior scholarships and selects the recipients.

Alyssa and Katherine have answered a few questions for us. Enjoy!

Alyssa Hedding

What is your favorite FMHS memory?
My favorite FMHS memory has been Friday night football games.

How are you making the best of social distancing or online school?
I am staying active by going on walks, taking dance classes, playing board games with my family, and staying very organized.

What’s your advice for younger Jags?
You got this! You will find what you want to do. Trust in yourself, be yourself, and never stop learning.

Want to give someone a shout-out?
Shout outs to my choir and theatre directors for always pushing me, my family for always believing in me, and my academic teachers who were very understanding when I missed school for a theatre or choir competition (which happened often).

What are your plans for the future?
I plan to study musical theater at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Katherine Spruce

What is your favorite FMHS memory?
Winning our first playoff game in Jaguar history this 2019 football season, then getting to go to AT&T Stadium with the team! Being on the sidelines because of athletic training was an amazing experience that I will never forget.

How are you making the best of social distancing or online school?
I am making the best of social distancing by enjoying my time outdoors. I have been going on many walks and bike rides around my neighborhood as well as hammocking by the pond.

What’s your advice for younger Jags?
Get involved and experience every moment to the fullest. Joining clubs allows you to make new friends and spend time with people who have the same interests as you. I spent all four of my high school years in the athletic training program and I am so thankful for the lifelong friendships that it brought me.

Want to give someone a shout-out?
I would like to give a special shout out to my parents and my educators. Thank you to my parents for supporting me and getting me to where I am today. I could not have done it without you both. Thank you to my educators for pushing me to be my best and for setting me up for a successful future.

What are your plans for the future?
I plan to study psychology at Abilene Christian University.

Congratulations, Alyssa and Katherine, and good luck in your future endeavors!

PTA Reflections

FMHS students who participated in the PTA Reflections program were recently recognized at an awards ceremony at FMHS.

FMHS had 22 entries this year. Top entries advance to the district level, and from there they are judged and can advance to the state level, and from there to the national level.

FMHS entries that advanced to state were:

“Mirror Mirror: What’s True or What You See,” by Riya Jadeja, 9th grade, Photography.

“Happiness Within” by Anika Saiprabhu, film production  https://youtu.be/wvD2bJhr-Nw

“Luminous” by Anika Saiprabhu, music composition https://drive.google.com/…/0B1qWs5xeNSKdUjRCNGg4OFJRc…/view…

Mirror Mirror! What's True or What you See by Riya Jadeja
Mirror Mirror! What’s True or What you See by Riya Jadeja (Advanced to State)

The following FMHS student entries had advanced to the district level.

Tina Luo, 9th grade, “What Do I See?”, Literature.
*Riya Jadeja, 9th grade, “Mirror Mirror: What’s True or What You See,” Photography.
Brandon Davidson, 9th grade, “Looking Into the Eyes of the Arch De Triumph,” Photography.
Sowmya Sridhar, 10th grade, “The Power Within,” Photography.
Cassidy Wong, 9th grade, “Dysphoric Mindscape,” Visual Art.
Riya Jadeja, 9th grade, “Dreams and Their Wings,” Visual Art.
*Anika Saiprabhu, 10th grade, “Happiness Within,” Film Production.
*Anika Saiprabhu, 10th grade, “Luminous,” Music Composition.
*Advanced from District to State

National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year was “Look Within.” The theme for 2020-2021 will be “I Matter Because … ”

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

JOIN FMHS PTSA!

JOIN PTA! Did you know that PTSA membership is a requirement to receive scholarships from FMHS PTSA or Texas PTA, or to advance in the PTA Reflections program? It is easy to become a member by visiting joinpta.org. Or download and return our membership form.

Membership is our only major fundraiser. When you join PTSA, you help support programs like campus grants, student programs, Grateful Dads, staff hospitality, Jammin’ Jags, Reflections arts program, and communications efforts. You also are lending your voice to state and national PTA advocacy efforts! Thank you for supporting these important initiatives!