Principal's News/Updates

Dear High School Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to February! February is the month for students to register for the 2018-19 school year. We will begin registration talks with 8th grade students during the week of January 29th. Live registration online will begin on February 2nd. Students in grades 9-12 will undergo registration talks and online registration with counselors during the week of February 5th. Course guide books and registration forms will be handed out to students during their registration talks. Please sit down with your student and go over their course guide book with them, to ensure they are on track with graduation requirements. Counselors are available by appointment to meet with students on an individual basis to aid in the selection of classes. Students needing assistance with registration should make an appointment to meet with their counselor in the counselor's office before February 16th.

Our ACCESS testing window for English Language Learners closes February 29th. Qualifying students who missed the testing in January, will be pulled for makeups during the month of February.

There will be no school for students from February 16th - 20th. Tuesday, February 20th is a professional development day and work day for teachers. During this time, teachers will be learning about disciplinary literacy and the five components of reading: Phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. It is a school-wide goal to improve the reading capacity of students through direct instruction of reading strategies within each specific content area.

February 21st is our Check It Out Night at the high school. All 8th graders and their families are invited to the high school at 6:00pm for an overview of classes, clubs, and activities we offer for students. Please come check it out!

February 27th we will be hosting a college night with FAFSA assistance, Aims 101 session, DACA and scholarship information and dinner. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30pm and presentations will run from 6:30-8:30pm. Fliers will be distributed as the date nears.

Looking ahead to important dates to mark on your calendar: March 14th and 15th, we will conduct practice PSAT and SAT exams for sophomores and juniors. Sophomores will take their third practice test on Khan Academy, while juniors will take a paper practice test, to simulate the real test they will complete in April. FLHS would like to thank Pam from the public and school library for arranging the practice test for our juniors.

Parent teacher conferences will take place on March 7th and 8th from 4:00pm-8:00pm in the high school gymnasium.

March 26th-30th will be Spring Break for students and teachers. There will be no school during this week.

Our school vision is: FLHS is a place to learn and demonstrate personal growth, engage in critical thinking and prepare for opportunities beyond high school.

Thank you for your continued support of FLHS. Together we will guide our students toward success.

Marcia Hester

FLHS Principal