Now Accepting Nominations

FMHS PTSA is accepting nominations for the Texas PTA Life Member Award and Texas PTA Extended Service Award. These are prestigious honors to bestow on a deserving individual.

You can make your nominations at https://forms.gle/TBwQpB5DVfRVSpd29.

Who would you like to nominate for these very special awards? A favorite teacher or administrator? A coach, scout leader, or youth mentor?

You may make as many nominations as you like. Please fill out a new form for each nomination.

TEXAS PTA HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Since 1909, the Texas PTA has made available the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership as one of the highest honors presented to individuals for outstanding service to children and youth. The recipient does not have to be a PTA member nor must the service for which the honor has been bestowed be connected with the PTA. The only requirement for receiving a Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership is that the recipient is making or has made a worthwhile contribution to the well-being of children and youth.

TEXAS PTA EXTENDED SERVICE AWARD
In 1987, the Texas PTA Board of Directors developed the criteria for awarding a Texas PTA Extended Service Award to those people who have continued to give outstanding service to Texas PTA. The recipient must have been actively involved in the Texas PTA for 10 years and be a Texas PTA Honorary Life Member.

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee and winners will be announced in February.

PTA Reflections – District Level

Congratulations to FMHS students Anika Saiprabhu and Zara Lahlou whose entries in the PTA Reflections program have advanced to the state level of judging!

Anika received Awards of Excellence at the district level for two entries: “Can You Hear Me?” in Film Production, and “Introspection” in Music Composition.

Zara received an Award of Excellence for her entry “For the Ones Who Matter” in Literature.

All entries that received an Award of Excellence at the district level advanced to state. 

Additionally, three FMHS students received Awards of Merit at the district level. They are:

Austin Davidson for “My Music Matters” in Photography
Vidhi Jadeja for “Barriers to Overcome” in Visual Arts
Riya Jadeja for “Unearthing the Layers Within” in Visual Arts

The works of art and the artists’ statements are reflections on the theme “I Matter Because…”. At the district level, every entry is judged by professionals in that category. They are judged solely on the merit of the artist’s work and are not compared to the other entries, then awarded Award of Excellence, Award of Merit, Honorable Mention or Participation based on artistic merit, creativity, mastery of the medium, and interpretation of the theme. All Award of Excellence entries advance to the state level for further judging. From there, the top entries advance to the national level.

Congratulations and good luck at state!

PTA Reflections

FMHS PTSA is proud of the students who participated in the PTA Reflections program this year! We received 22 entries, and six have earned the Award of Excellence and advanced to the district level of judging.

Special thank-you to the teachers, judges, parents and students who supported this year’s program.

Check out the video to see their submissions. Below is a complete list of the participants and their awards.

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!