Update: FCISD Internet and Telephone service have been restored. Thank you to all utility and line workers for your service to our community!
All football games will be played in New Deal today. 7th @ 4:00, 8th @ 5:15, and JV @ 6:30
Remote Learners: FCISD Internet and phones are down. We apologize for this inconvenience. Your teachers will contact you via phone during their conference/PE time.
School will begin at regular time today, Thursday, October 29th.
Good evening! We will begin school at regular time on Thursday. If the buildings have no electricity, we can’t have school and we will communicate that early tomorrow morning.
Good evening. Due to the continued inclement weather and icy road conditions, school is cancelled on Wednesday. Please stay warm and be safe.
Good morning. Due to the weather and dangerous road conditions, there will be no school today. Wednesday will be a 10:00 start. Thank you.
Good afternoon. Due to the extreme weather conditions, we will have a 10 a.m. start tomorrow, Tuesday, October 27th. Buses will run on pavement only. Please be safe.
Floydada "Spirit of the Winds" marching band sees success at 2020 UIL Marching Contest. https://www.floydadaisd.esc17.net/article/334166
Due to the weather conditions, after school ACE at A.B. Duncan has been cancelled for today, Monday, October 26th. Thanks and please stay safe!
District 4-2A Cross Country Championship Revised schedule for 10/31/2020 at Plainview Schedule: 9:00 am - Varsity boys 9:30 am - Varsity Girls 10:00 am - JV Boys 10:30 am - JV Girls 11:00 AM – JH Girls 11:30 AM - JH Boys
Duncan Parents: School picture day for the Elementary campus will be Wednesday, November 18th.
Update: The date for secondary campus school pictures has been moved to Monday, November 2, beginning at 8:30AM. Information for Elementary will be shared as soon as it's available.
Floydada CISD COVID-19 Information as of October 21, 2020 at 3:20 pm: Elementary Students Positive: 2 Elementary Students Quarantined due to close contact: 13 Elementary Staff Positive: 3 Elementary Staff Quarantined due to close contact: 1 Junior High Students Positive: 2 Junior High Students Quarantined due to close contact: 7 Junior High Staff Positive: 0 Junior High Staff Quarantined due to close contact: 0 High School Students Positive: 2 High School Students Quarantined due to close contact: 15 High School Staff Positive: 0 High School Staff Quarantined due to close contact: 2 District Offices (not on campuses) Staff Positive: 2 District Offices (not on campuses) Staff Quarantined due to close contact: 1 Total # of current positive cases in FCISD (includes students and staff): 11 (1.3% of our district population) Total # of quarantined individuals in FCISD (includes students and staff): 39 (4.6% of our district population) *For some of the individuals having to quarantine due to close contact with a positive case, the close contact did not occur on a campus. Our custodians and instructional staff have done an amazing job of disinfecting our facilities daily. We strongly encourage our school community to keep wearing facial coverings, social distancing, and using hand sanitizer.
We would like to provide public notice of positive COVID-19 case #11 in our district. An elementary student received medical confirmation of a positive test on Tuesday, October 20th. The student and family are now in quarantine. The campus conducted contact tracing immediately. All health and safety measures (including social distancing and/or facial coverings) were in place and followed, so there is no reason to believe any students or staff were considered to be in “close contact” with the positive case. Close contact is defined as being exposed to infectious secretions (i.e. being coughed on) or being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes. As we’ve done all year, all areas of each campus are disinfected each day. In addition, classrooms are disinfected each time students transition from class to class. We will continue to ask students age 10 and older to wear facial coverings.
Tickets for Friday night's game vs. Post (here) are being sold at the FCISD Central Office. Families of players, band members, and cheerleaders can purchase today. Sale to the general public will open up tomorrow at 8 a.m. Tickets are $4 each.
We would like to provide public notice of positive COVID-19 cases #9 and #10 in our district. Two elementary staff members received medical confirmation of positive tests today, October 19th. The staff members are now in quarantine. The campus was notified and contact tracing was immediately initiated. One staff member has limited contact with students. The other staff member is a teacher so all parents of students in that classroom will be notified. All health and safety measures (including social distancing and/or facial coverings) were in place and followed, so there is no reason to believe any students or staff were considered to be in “close contact” with the positive cases. Close contact is defined as being exposed to infectious secretions (i.e. being coughed on) or being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes. As we’ve done all year, all areas of each campus are disinfected each day. In addition, classrooms are disinfected each time students transition from class to class. We will continue to ask students age 10 and older to wear facial coverings.
We would like to provide public notice of positive COVID-19 case #8 in our district. A high school student received medical confirmation of a positive test today, Saturday, October 17th. The student is now in quarantine. As of now, we believe 4 other students were in “close contact” with this positive case. The parents of those 4 students have been contacted and those students are required to quarantine for 14 days. Close contact is defined as being exposed to infectious secretions (i.e. being coughed on) or being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes without a facial covering. As we continue to conduct contact tracing for this case or any other case, we will notify parents and guardians of close contact immediately. Please continue to encourage your child to wear their facial covering as this will help decrease the likelihood of contracting the virus.
We would like to provide public notice of positive COVID-19 case #7 in our district. A junior high student received medical confirmation of a positive test on Friday, October 16th. The student is now in quarantine. The secondary campus was notified and contact tracing was immediately initiated. All health and safety measures (including social distancing and/or facial coverings) were in place and followed, so there is no reason to believe any students or staff were considered to be in “close contact” with the positive case. Close contact is defined as being exposed to infectious secretions (i.e. being coughed on) or being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes. As we’ve done all year, all areas of each campus are disinfected each day. In addition, classrooms are disinfected each time students transition from class to class. We will continue to ask students age 10 and older to wear facial coverings. Also, please keep in mind that the 7 cases date back to the start of the school year. There are fewer than 7 active cases since some have recovered.
We would like to provide public notice of positive COVID-19 case #6 in our district. A secondary student received medical confirmation of a positive test on Thursday, October 15th. The student and the student’s family are now in quarantine. The secondary campus was notified and contact tracing was immediately initiated. All health and safety measures (including social distancing and/or facial coverings) were in place and followed, so there is no reason to believe any students or staff were considered to be in “close contact” with the positive case. Close contact is defined as being exposed to infectious secretions (i.e. being coughed on) or being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes. As we’ve done all year, all areas of each campus are disinfected each day. In addition, classrooms are disinfected each time students transition from class to class. We will continue to ask students age 10 and older to wear facial coverings.
The secondary campus will be taking school pictures on Monday, October 26th. Seniors will be at 8:30 AM, followed by the rest of high school. After lunch we will be taking junior high pictures.
We would like to provide public notice of positive COVID-19 case #5 in our district. A secondary student received medical confirmation of a positive test on Tuesday, October 13th. The secondary campus was notified and contact tracing was immediately initiated. The student had not been on campus since October 7th and all health and safety measures (including social distancing and/or facial coverings) were in place and followed, so there is no reason to believe any students or staff were considered to be in “close contact” with the positive case. Close contact is defined as being exposed to infectious secretions (i.e. being coughed on) or being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes. As we’ve done all year, all areas of each campus are disinfected each day. In addition, classrooms are disinfected each time students transition from class to class. We will continue to ask students age 10 and older to wear facial coverings. Cases 2 and 3 have recovered and are no longer positive cases.
Floydada Winds will take on Sundown Roughnecks Friday, October 16 at Sundown beginning at 7:00. Tickets will be sold at the Southeast Corner Visitor gate. Mrs. Baker will be selling the tickets. Go Winds! Beat Sundown!
High School Cross Country will run at LCU on Saturday , October 17. Girls-12:15 Boys-12:40 Junior High will run Cross Country at LCU on Monday, October 19 Girls-4:00 Boys-4:20
Tickets to Friday night’s game vs Tahoka will be sold at the gate on Friday night. We will still limit capacity on the home side to 750 people.
***JH Winds Football Update*** The 7th and 8th grade will play a combined game this Thursday, October 8, against Tahoka at 5:00. They will play a 5th quarter to ensure that all kids do get into the game. #allin Beat Tahoka
Students traveling to Washington, D.C. May 2021 are hosting the Pregame Meal on Friday, October 9th. We will be serving Lasagna, Salad, breadsticks, a drink, and dessert. Tickets are $10 each. All meals will be packaged for carryout. Please see Natalie Snowden or one of our traveling 7th, 8th, or 9th graders for tickets. Thank you in advance for your support!
As part of Dave Campbell's Texas Football season-long celebration of UIL 100 Years of Football, Floydada vs. Lockney has been nominated as being one of the Top 100 rivalries in the history of UIL Texas High School Football. Please help us rally parents, students and the community to vote TODAY on the following site: TexasFootball.com/UIL100-Rivalries/Form/ The fan vote will determine the top 10 rivalries of all time and we know devoted fan bases will do its best to make sure their school is well represented. Voting ends Sunday, October 4th at noon, so make sure to get those votes in! Each of the 100 nominated rivalries will be recognized by the UIL and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football in a special commemorative magazine and the Top 10 will be recognized with a special ceremony at the UIL State Football Championship in Arlington, Texas.
Tickets for the game vs. Roosevelt this Friday night can be purchased starting Monday morning at 8 a.m. As is our policy this year, tickets for immediate family of players, band members, and cheerleaders can be purchased on Monday and Tuesday from 8 am to 4 pm. Tickets for the general public will be sold beginning Wednesday at 8 am through Friday at 3:30 pm. Please call the FCISD Central Office if you have any questions. Tickets are $4 each. Go Winds!
Plainview Cross Country Updated Time schedule for Saturday, Sept 20 HS GIRLS-1:30 P.M. HS BOYS-2:30 P.M. JH GIRLS-4:00 P.M. JH BOYS-5:00 P.M.
We will only have 1 JH game, combining 7th and 8th graders tomorrow. We will play New Home here at 5:00. The JV game will start at 6:00.
Floydada Whirlwinds will be playing the New Home Leopards, Friday, Sept 18 at 7:00PM in New Home. This week’s pep rally will be at 7:45 at the Cafeteria Parking lot. The theme for the pep rally will be tie-dye. Come out and support the WINDS! BEAT NEW HOME! #allin
***ATTENTION PARENTS*** Parent Portal alerts have been disabled. There are several issues. As soon as these issues have been resolved, alerts will be turned back on.
Tickets for the game at New Home are available today and tomorrow for the immediate family of players, cheerleaders, and band (the modified band group; not the whole group). You can pick up tickets at the FCISD Central Office. The ticket will get you into the gate at New Home and you will pay for that ticket at the game on Friday ($5 for adults, $2 for students). No tickets will be sold at the gate and no passes will be honored. They only made 300 tickets available to us.
Attention 6th Grade Parents There is an issue with the gradebook. The 6th grade ELA is not posting correcting and the issue is being worked on by Region 17. When logging in Parent Portal, all grades with the exception of 6th ELA are correct.
Tickets for Friday night’s game at Smyer will not be pre-sold this week. They told us tickets will be purchased at the gate, $5 for adults and $2 for students.
We are sold out of tickets to the Homecoming game Friday night.
Distance Learning parents: We will be making a few changes to our Google Meets settings. Starting tomorrow, your child will not be able to join a Google Meets session before the teacher does. If you try to do so, you may receive a “You’re not allowed to create Meets” error. The reason for this change is we have had kids beat the teacher into the meeting, and this takes away the moderator control of the meet from the teacher. By making sure the teacher gets in first, this will allow the teacher to control the Meet much better and make the experience better for everyone. This change will happen starting tomorrow at 8:00AM. Please let us know if there are any questions or issues, and thank you for your understanding and supporting distance learning!
We will play Kermit here at 7 pm in our Homecoming game on Friday night.
The game this Friday night vs. Lockney has been cancelled. Lockney has had several students exposed to COVID-19 so the safest option is to cancel the game. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lockney ISD, their students, and staff. We are looking for an opponent to play Friday night and hope to know something this evening. If we are unable to find an opponent, then Homecoming will be rescheduled to September 25th vs. Roosevelt.
UIL is allowing school districts to stream their sports games due to the attendance restrictions in place due to Covid-19. Check out tonight's game live on KFLP's YouTube page! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lV5TG4hdhY
We are excited about our Homecoming 2020! Tickets for the game vs. Lockney next Friday night can be purchased starting Monday morning at 8 a.m. As is our policy this year, tickets for immediate family of players, band members, cheerleaders, and homecoming queen candidates can be purchased on Monday and Tuesday from 8 am to 4 pm and Tuesday evening from 5:30-6:30. Tickets for the general public will be sold beginning Wednesday at 8 am through Friday at 3:30 pm. You can also purchase tickets Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30. Tickets are $4 each. Go Winds!
We have received 351 tickets to pre-sale for the varsity football game at Tulia on Friday. Parents of players, cheerleaders, and band members may purchase tickets through tomorrow (8:00 am to 4:00 pm). We will open up ticket sales to the general public on Wednesday at 8 a.m. If you cannot make it between 8-4, please call Evie Salinas at 983-3498 or email her at email@example.com to make other arrangements. We will only accept cash for all tickets ($4 for students and adults).
Revised Guidelines for Whirlwinds Scrimmage on 8/20/2020 1. UIL rules state that schools are limited to a maximum of 50% occupancy of a stadium; therefore, we will only allow 750 spectators at the scrimmage tomorrow evening. 2. Social distancing (6 feet) is required between groups that are not in the same household. 3. Masks or face coverings (over nose and mouth) will be required in the stadium for all spectators. Exceptions to the wearing of face coverings or face shields are as follows: a. Any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing of a face covering b. While a person is consuming food or drink c. When a congregating group of persons in the same household maintains at least 6 feet of social distancing 4. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the stadium and at all entrances. 5. Seating, handrails, and other common surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected prior to each game. 6. Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected several times throughout the evening. 7. There is no entry fee for scrimmages. 8. Students in 5th grade or below must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Guidelines for Whirlwinds Scrimmage on 8/20/2020 1. UIL rules state that schools are limited to a maximum of 50% occupancy of a stadium; therefore, we will only allow 750 spectators at the scrimmage tomorrow evening. 2. Social distancing (6 feet) is required between groups that are not in the same household. 3. Masks or face coverings (over nose and mouth) will be required in the stadium for all spectators. Exceptions to the wearing of face coverings or face shields are as follows: a. Any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing of a face covering b. While a person is consuming food or drink c. When a congregating group of persons in the same household maintains at least 6 feet of social distancing 4. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the stadium and at all entrances. 5. Seating, handrails, and other common surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected prior to each game. 6. Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected several times throughout the evening. 7. There is no entry fee for scrimmages.
Attention Duncan Parents, Thank you for your patience and grace as we work to make sure all children are dismissed in a safe and orderly fashion. To help the flow of afternoon dismissal traffic, starting today, August, 18th, we will dismiss pre-k and kindergarten students beginning at 3:30. All parents of pre-k and kindergarten students will pull through the traffic line on the south side of the building to pick your child up. If you have other children in 1st-5th grades, we kindly ask that you circle back through the dismissal line at 3:45 to pick them up. Students in 1st-5th grade will dismiss at 3:45. Parents, please pull through the traffic line on the south side of the building beginning at 3:45 to pick your child up. If you arrive early during the pre-k and kindergarten dismissal, and have children in 1st-5th grades, we will kindly ask that you circle back around at 3:45 to prevent traffic from backing up. If your child rides a bus, they will run at 3:45 as normal. We appreciate your support!
Hello A.B. Duncan Parents! Please check your email for a welcome letter from School Dismissal manager. If you have multiple email accounts, the welcome email was sent to the account that was used to register your child for school. School Dismissal Manager is the new interface we will use to help with afternoon dismissal. Using SDM with your desktop or smartphone browser, you can quickly and easily update instructions when your child's dismissal needs to be changed. SDM notifies the school of your updates, so that it is no longer necessary to phone the school, send notes, or send an email to inform the school of dismissal changes. SDM will provide us with a more organized and efficient tracking system for afternoon dismissals. You should have already received a welcome email with instructions on how to set up and use School Dismissal Manager. We are excited to use this tool to help us keep the dismissal process safe and orderly for all our students. Please also remember the afternoon dismissal location has been moved to the south side of the building where the morning drop off line is located. We look forward to seeing your child tomorrow! Sincerely, Monica Smith Principal, A. B. Duncan Collegiate Elementary
Reminder: Monday, August 17th is a 1:30 dismissal for students. We look forward to seeing our students back on campus, in-person or virtually!
FCISD will offer curbside meal pick up for remote learners each school day from 7-8 at each campus. Breakfast and lunch will be provided together when you pick meals up. If you have a child in remote learning and want meals for her or him, please call Evie Salinas at 983-3498 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, we were notified that a high school football player tested positive for COVID-19. That individual has since quarantined and we are in the process of thoroughly disinfecting all areas of our athletic field house. This document serves as notification to all parents of athletes who may have come into contact with the positive case, whether it meets the definition of “close contact” or not. Close contact is defined as being exposed to infectious secretions (i.e. being coughed on) or being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes. We strongly encourage you to monitor your child for COVID-19 symptoms (see cdc.gov for more information) and keep them home and/or seek medical attention if they exhibit any of those symptoms. I. Initial Notification of Positive COVID-19 Test Result a. Wednesday, August 12th at 2:49 PM: Initial Notification from the player’s mother to the Athletic Director (Todd Bandy). The Athletic Director immediately contacted the Superintendent (Dr. Gilbert Trevino) and Head Football Coach (Coach Bruington). II. Immediate Actions Taken After Notification a. 3:00 PM: The dates of player attendance at practice were checked and verified by the AD and Head Football Coach b. 3:30 PM: A meeting with the superintendent was held in which a plan of action was developed. c. 3:45 PM: The maintenance staff was notified and immediately sent to the athletic field house to thoroughly disinfect all areas. III. Information Dissemination a. 3:49 PM: The district nurse was called to initiate the process of notifying the health department. b. 3:50 PM: A letter was drafted by the superintendent, athletic director, and head football coach in order to communicate the positive test to parents of all football players and to describe the steps being taken to ensure everyone’s health and safety. c. The information will be shared via the Sports You App to all football players/parents and will be shared on the district’s social media accounts. d. 3:56 PM: The band director (Franklin Piland) was notified of the student testing positive since that student is also in the band program. e. 4:03 PM: The band director in consultation with the superintendent decided to also cancel practices the rest of the week. IV. Shutdown Operations a. 3:15 PM: Coach Bruington contacted his assistant coaches and asked them to greet any athlete who arrives at the field house and send them home. b. 3:45 PM: A message was sent via the Sports You App informing all players that practice was cancelled today, Wednesday, August 12th. c. 3:46 PM: The decision was made to cancel practice activities for the rest of the week. d. Athletic staff will begin the process of tracking and tracing all students with potential contact with the positive case. Parents of players who had “close contact” will be called and given information regarding COVID-19 symptoms and will be asked to monitor their child for those symptoms. e. The Band Directors will disseminate information regarding cancellation of practices for the rest of the week.
There has been some confusion, questions, or comments about the district's stance on students wearing masks or face coverings as we begin a new school year. We apologize for the confusion. The district plan states that masks will be worn during passing periods (for students ages 10 or older) and any time students are not able to social distance. Our staff has been directed to allow for social distancing at all times during class so that our kids do not have to wear their mask more than is absolutely necessary. The district plan supersedes all campus plans that may have been sent to parents. It also has all of the health protocols that we are taking to try to keep our students healthy. Our staff is working this week and they have each been screened each morning as they enter the building. We have hand sanitizing stations available and they are encouraged to wear masks if they so choose. Since our county is currently under 20 actives cases, they have that right to choose this week. Once students are in the building, then our staff will have to follow the district plan in regards to wearing face coverings. Schools are in a difficult situation with this pandemic. There are no right or wrong answers, so our school community (educators and parents) must work together to communicate positively and get our children through this difficult time. If I can answer any questions, please feel free to contact my office at 983-3498. Sincerely, Gilbert Trevino
The Texas Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath, spoke to Floydada Collegiate ISD and other Collegiate Edu-Nation districts this afternoon about the importance of creating more educational opportunities for rural districts. CEN has partnered with 5 districts to increase college and career opportunities for 2300 rural students.
Varsity Home Football Game Information 1. UIL rules state that schools are limited to a maximum of 50% occupancy of a stadium. For our district, this means that the visitor’s side will be allowed 500 spectators and the home side will be allowed 750 spectators, which includes the band. The UIL has asked schools to minimize the transfer of materials such as money and tickets at stadiums. Therefore, we will presale tickets the week of our home games. Parents of football players, cheerleaders, and band will be allowed to purchase tickets for their immediate family (mom, dad, stepmom, stepdad, siblings) on the Monday and Tuesday before a home game. The remaining tickets will be sold to the general public on Wednesdays and Thursdays on a first come, first served basis until we reach our maximum of 750 tickets. 2. Masks or face coverings (over nose and mouth) will be required in the stadium for all spectators. Exceptions to the wearing of face coverings or face shields are as follows: a. Any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing of a face covering b. While a person is consuming food or drink c. When a congregating group of persons in the same household maintains at least 6 feet of social distancing 3. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the stadium and at all entrances. 4. Seating, handrails, and other common surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected prior to each game. 5. Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected several times throughout the evening. 6. All ticket prices will be $4 as decided upon by District 2-2A member schools. Sub-Varsity Home Football Game Information 1. The same health protocols will be in place for sub-varsity games as are in place for varsity games. 2. Parents of athletes and cheerleaders will be given tickets that will guarantee entry of their immediate family into the stadium. The remaining seats will be offered on a first come-first served basis. 3. There is no entry fee this year for sub-varsity games. Homecoming Information The community homecoming activities have been cancelled; however, our district will still hold homecoming on September 4th. We will celebrate our halftime homecoming festivities that will culminate in the crowning of our homecoming queen. Since homecoming is an event that occurs only every 4 years, we welcome students to purchase and wear mums and garters. We will also honor Mr. Charles Tyer by dedicating our new stadium to his memory during pregame.
We are proud to announce that we received notice today that the Texas Education Agency approved our In-District Charter status, thus officially making our district name Floydada Collegiate Independent School District and giving each of our campuses "collegiate" status. Pathways toward an Associate's Degree and more job certifications will be created through our partnership with our operating partner, Collegiate Edu-Nation.
Parents/Guardians: Please fill out this survey to officially provide FISD with notice of your preferred method of instruction for your child. The survey is due by August 3rd. You can list multiple kids on one survey. We will have hard copies of the survey during registration for those that prefer to fill out a hard copy. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBBlR3tOG2qPD3POAufJeUmcZF67Oxzhxh643A3ZK6XJa9Bw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Official News Release: Erin Trevino, sophomore at Floydada High School, was recently named to the 1st Team Academic All-State Team in Softball by the Texas High School Coaches Association and the Texas Army National Guard. Recipients of this honor excel in the following categories: GPA, class rank, and ACT/SAT score. Erin excelled as a pitcher and infielder for the Lady Winds during the 2019-2020 season. She had 70 strikeouts and hit .360 in a COVID-19 shortened season. We commend Erin for her commitment and dedication to perform with high standards of excellence on the field as well as in the classroom.
Parents of students in FISD: Please help us prepare for the new school year by filling out this short survey: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5693796/2020-2021-School-Year-Survey
All summer conditioning and skill workouts for boys and girls are cancelled for 14 days. Workouts will resume July 13. Thanks
Floydada High School is looking to fill the following positions: English Teacher, 6th Grade Reading/Language Arts, US History Teacher. Please visit the district website to apply.
It is my sincere honor to announce that the new football stadium will officially be named "Charles Tyer Stadium." The FISD Board of Trustees and I feel this is the best way to honor Mr. Tyer for his dedication and loyalty to our school community. - Dr. Gilbert Trevino
Graduation Update: Facial coverings (over nose and mouth) will be required for those attending graduation this evening. No facial covering, no entry!
The Floydada High School Class of 2020 Graduation will be live streamed on YouTube. KFLP will be bringing in broadcast-quality equipment to stream our graduation! We sincerely thank Tony Ricketts and his associates for making this happen for our community. The stream link will be posted on our Facebook, Twitter, and Web Site Live Feed, so keep an eye out for that around the starting time of graduation, which is 7:00PM tomorrow!
Tyson Carthel is Mrs. Baird’s March Teacher on the Rise Tyson Carthel was the recipient for the Mrs. Baird’s Teacher on the Rise for March. He was nominated by Ashlyn Green for the award. Mr. Carthel teaches Social Studies and coached the UIL One Act Play at FHS. Mr. Carthel will receive $100 Gift Card from United Supermarkets and lunch for 2 from the Texas Tech Club. Ashlyn will receive a $50 American Express Gift Card. Congratulations to Tyson and Ashlyn!
Floydada ISD is holding its graduation ceremony on May 21st in accordance with the social distancing guidelines articulated by federal, state, and local officials. Attendees must follow the guidelines as communicated in the Floydada ISD Graduation Plan, including maintaining a six-foot distance from those outside of your household and staying home when sick. The District shall monitor and enforce all applicable guidelines. By attending the Floydada ISD graduation activities, you acknowledge that despite compliance with social distancing and other guidelines, presence in a public place, near other persons, may result in increased exposure to people with infectious diseases, including COVID-19. By your attendance at graduation activities, you further acknowledge that you fully assume all risk of bodily harm, illness, death and medical treatment that may result from contact with persons at Floydada ISD graduation activities. The CDC recognizes the following individuals are at high-risk for severe adverse COVID-19 reactions and should consult with a physician before attending the graduation ceremonyor should not attend: -People 65 years and older -People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility -People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including: >People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma >People who have serious heart conditions >People who are immunocompromised >Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications >People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher) >People with diabetes >People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis >People with liver disease See: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Even though laptops are being picked up, teachers will provide students with academic activities to complete at home for May 18-20. Grades will not be taken. Monday, May 18 - Regular school day; breakfast and lunch deliveries as normal Tuesday, May 19 - Regular school day; breakfast and lunch deliveries for today and Wednesday Wednesday, May 20 - Last day of the 2019-2020 school year Thursday, May 21 - Graduation Ceremony at 7 pm
2020 Graduates will have a survey link emailed to them today. Please be sure to fill out the survey to help us plan for seating at graduation. Thank you.
Good afternoon FISD students and parents! When we start taking up laptops on Thursday, we ask that you bring everything in the bag with all personal items already cleared out. Please have only the laptop, charger, and calculator in the main part of the bag as seen in the picture. Also, if you have signed into iCloud or App Store on your laptop or iPad, please sign out before turning it in. This is an essential step and we might have to call you for a return visit if this is not done. If you have any questions feel free to ask during turn-in. Thanks!
Floydada ISD Graduation Ceremony The Texas Education Agency has issued guidelines for holding graduation ceremonies. Our district has opted for the outdoor ceremony at the new football stadium on May 21st at 7 pm, which will allow families to be a part of this special occasion. However, there are strict guidelines that we must enforce in order to ensure everyone's safety. Thank you in advance for your understanding, patience, and cooperation as we plan for and hold this event. 1. Graduates will park on the north side of the stadium and enter through the gate by the concession stand. 2. Each graduate will be given 10 tickets for immediate family members only. Tickets must be presented at the gate in order to be allowed into the stadium. Entrance into the stadium will be through the west gate behind the home stands. As you line up for entry, please follow the social distancing policies that will be posted (6 feet between you and others that are not part of your household). 3. All graduates and family members will be “screened” by medical personnel at the gate. Each person’s temperature will be taken with a no-touch thermometer. If any attendee has the following symptoms, they should stay home: o Cough o Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing o Chills o Repeated shaking with chills o Muscle pain o Headache o Sore throat o Loss of taste or smell o Diarrhea o Feeling feverish or temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit o Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19 if exposure to the active confirmed case occurred within the last 14 days 4. Facial coverings (over the nose and mouth) are strongly encouraged. 5. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced at all times, including during entry, exit, and seating. We will have “ushers” that will escort families to assigned seats. Please remember that 6 feet or more of spacing between all attendees, except for members of the same household, will be required. The ushers will also dismiss people after the ceremony. 6. We will have hand sanitizer stations at the entrance and in the restroom area. 7. No more than 1 person at a time will be allowed in the restroom. 8. We will not allow congregating of people on FISD property before, during, or after the ceremony. This is for everyone’s safety and to comply with guidelines issued by the state and TEA. 9. Law enforcement will be present to help us enforce all guidelines. Anyone not following these guidelines will be escorted out of the stadium. 10. The ceremony will be live-streamed on our district’s Facebook page.
Announcement Students in grades 3-9 will be taking a Reading Test next week. If you have a student in grades 3-9, please see the schedule below. Tuesday, May 12th 3rd and 4th grades Wednesday, May 13th 5th and 6th grades Thursday, May 14th 7-9th grades IMPORTANT NOTICE: 3rd and 4th grade students Letters have been taken to homes within city limits. You should also receive an email on Monday from one of your teachers with the same information. 5th and 6th grade students Letters will be delivered to homes on Tuesday. You will also receive an email with the same information from your teachers the first part of the week. 7-9th grade students Please CHECK THEIR SCHOOL EMAIL next week for username, password, and access code. ***CODES WIL BE EMAILED TO THE ACCOUNT YOU USED TO SET UP GOOGLE CLASSROOM.
***Attention FHS/FJHS Girls Athletics*** Girls athletic clothes will be turned in tomorrow, Wednesday May 6th Assigned times to turn in clothes on Wednesday, May 6th 9:00 AM - 7th Grade 9:30 AM - 8th Grade 10:00 AM - Freshmen 10:30 AM - Sophomores 11:00 AM - Juniors 11:30 AM - Seniors
Class of 2020 Video Yelena Serrato is making the senior video for the Class of 2020. She is asking seniors and their parents to send baby pictures and a voice recording from the SR. thanking their families for their continued support throughout their high school career. She does not want to exclude anyone out of the video. Please email your pictures and video to Yelena at email@example.com
Since we were unable to honor our senior athletes with a "senior night" at their last home game in their respective spring sport, we will host a "Senior Night" on May 7th at 6:30 pm at Wester Field. We will be sharing information soon with senior athletes and their families on how we will honor them while maintaining the safety requirements associated with COVID-19. We will live stream the event on our district Facebook for family and friends that are not able to attend.
FISD is working on graduation plans. Honoring the Class of 2020 is a priority for us and we want it to be a momentous occasion for our seniors. We are also discussing ways to honor senior student-athletes who were not able to be honored on "senior night" in their respective spring sports. Details will be shared with senior students and families very soon.
Duncan will have the 3rd and final spring picture and back pack handouts Tuesday the 28th from 9-1. If you cannot make it and haven’t picked yours up yet please call Duncan office (806) 983- 5332 during that time to make arrangements.
We'd like to let students and parents know that we still miss seeing you all and we are here for you if you need anything. We also have one announcement regarding our food service. Beginning next week, we will be delivering two days worth of meals (for Thursday and Friday) on Thursday mornings. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.
A.B.Duncan will be handing out school pictures on Tuesday April 21st (tomorrow) from 5 pm to 7pm again. We will use the same protocol as we did for computer hand outs and the previous backpack/spring pic handout last Tuesday. “Stay in your car, call the front office and someone will bring them out to you.”
I sat in reflection this afternoon after viewing the press conference where Governor Abbott called for schools to remain closed through the rest of the school year. I want to share some personal feelings with you all in hopes that we can all be mindful of the impact this change has had on us as educators, too. I sat and shed a few tears thinking about our kids (students). My heart aches when I think of the seniors who won’t be able to create all the wonderful memories that come with being a senior in the final semester of their life in our school district. They will miss out on prom, senior skip day, banquets, a regular graduation ceremony, and just simple memories of being with their friends as the school year winds down. I know God has a plan but it just seems so unfair. I sat and thought of all the kids who are “school dependent.” School provides a safe and structured environment for so many of our kids and I am deeply saddened by the fact that those kids will go 5 months without us from the time we dismissed for spring break until we start back up in August. I have a 7-year old son, and as much as we’ve tried to explain to him about what is happening, he still thinks that one day soon he will return to his first grade classroom to see his teacher and friends. He sat in excitement this afternoon during a google classroom meeting where he was able to see his teacher and some of his classmates. He and other students throughout our district have been deprived of creating memories in their school setting. My 8th grade son and my sophomore daughter miss the social aspects of school as well as the extracurricular events more than they miss the academic part, but I’m sure most secondary students feel the same way! My heart also aches for the kids were involved in extra-curricular events this spring. Everyone was looking forward to what promised to be a special season for our baseball team, a great chance for another deep playoff run by our softball team, an opportunity for yet another district championship for our tennis teams, an opportunity for our band to show their improvement in their spring contest, a great chance for our high school academic teams to showcase their talents in the UIL meet, and the list goes on and on. We won’t get to say a fond “farewell” to the current high school and junior high buildings. Next year, we start making new memories in a new secondary facility. All of these things were stripped away from our kids by this “virus.” It just all seems so unfair! I can’t speak for all educators, but I promise you that most of them share my feelings. Oh how we miss the craziness of a “normal” school day, if any day can be called normal. We miss seeing all the smiling faces of our students. We miss the attitude that teenagers give in the spring semester. We miss staff meetings…well maybe not staff meetings! We miss after-school car duty. We miss grading papers! We miss altered schedules because of spring events! We miss everything about our schools, but most of all, we miss the time we spend with our students! I knew at an early age that I wanted to become an educator. I wanted to coach and teach. I never considered another occupation. God called me to be an educator and I am so deeply blessed that I’ve had that opportunity. I have never appreciated my profession more than I do now! I am amazed at the hard work by our staff and how quickly they adjusted to supporting or students from a distance. It wasn’t easy for educators because “home school” is a totally different concept for us. I see the passion that many of our educators have, even in the face of this pandemic. There isn’t anything we wouldn’t do for our kids! We are determined to be there for them no matter how distant we are right now. Parents, we are here for you. I know this hasn’t been easy for you either. We share a common goal: to do what is best for your child! So, if there are days you feel overwhelmed, it’s ok to have your child put everything up and forget about school for a bit. You didn’t sign up to be a teacher and we definitely understand that. But, share your concerns with us. Let us know how you feel, what works, and what doesn’t work. We will have another month of this, so let’s work together to continue to grow your children. My heart aches for you, too! The Governor’s order was definitely what was best for our kids, staff, and school community in general. It just hurt so much as I sat and thought about our kids, so I shed some tears today. In closing, I’d like to offer a few words to the FHS Class of 2020 and seniors across the nation: Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” While it doesn’t seem fair, it’s amazing to think about what God’s plan will bring you, because after every storm comes a rainbow. In Faith, Dr. Gilbert Trevino – Superintendent Floydada ISD
The Governor held a press conference this afternoon where he issued an executive order calling for schools to remain closed for the rest of the school year. Our staff will continue to support students through our distance learning program. Please pray for everyone in our school community. We miss our students and their families!
Coughing & sneezing can send tiny infected droplets into the air which can be inhaled by anyone within 6 feet of us. Always cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and immediately wash your hands to lessen the risk of spreading the virus. Be smart. Stay well! #StayHomeTexas Toser y estornudar puede llevar gotas infectadas al aire, que pueden ser inhaladas por personas que estén a 6 pies de ti. Siempre tosa o estornude en pañuelos desechables o en el codo y lávese las manos para disminuir la propagación del virus. ¡Mantente sano! #StayHomeTexas
Mrs. Nutt created a video to share with her fourth grade science class to learn about photosynthesis! We are truly blessed with the best at FISD! https://youtu.be/eR2NuOw3Jgg
Duncan will be handling out school pictures on Tuesday April 14 th from 8 to 1. We will use the same protocol as we did for computer hand outs. Stay in your car, call the front office and someone will bring them out to you .
Did you know that washing your hands with soap & water eliminates #Coronavirus molecules preventing the virus from infecting you & others? The same is true when you disinfect surfaces. Science says it works. https://bit.ly/2w7TGAJ #COVID19 #txed #StayWellTexas
Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children From the CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html
Practica el distanciamiento social Para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad, practique el distanciamiento social: • Evite salir en público • Cuando esté en público, mantenga una distancia de seis pies entre usted y los demás. • Seguir las recomendaciones de los funcionarios locales y estatales. Obtenga más información en https://texas.gov/covid19 # covid19 #texasfuerte #quedateencasa
Practice Social Distancing To avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our community, practice social distancing: • Avoid going out in public • When in public, keep six feet of distance between you and others • Follow guidance provided by local and state officials. Get more information at https://texas.gov/covid19 #covid19 #texasstrong #stayhome
The Floydada ISD community must work together to fight COVID-19. Head to http://tea.texas.gov/staywell for vitally important public health guidance to stop the spread. If we stand apart as a community now, we will be together again soon.
Governor Abbott has ordered all schools in Texas to remain closed through May 4th. This is an extension to his previous order.
During the FISD Distance Learning, I will be in the A.B Duncan Elementary TIP Room on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 1:00. The Duncan Elementary School doors will be locked. Call or text before coming and I will meet you at the door. I will be available by email, text or phone call during regular school hours I will be able to help with your child’s login for the following subscriptions: • Google – Email and Classroom • Brainpop • Stemscopes • Study Island • For other subscriptions contact your child’s teacher For other student or teacher laptop issues, please contact me at: Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Cell phone – (575) 904-0825 Thanks, Ismael (Rocket) Vega Duncan TIP Room
To the Students of Floydada ISD: Tonight and every weekday night from 8 pm - 9 pm, we will turn on our football stadium lights as a symbol of hope and assurance that you are in our hearts and minds. To other districts in the state of Texas, we accept the challenge and challenge other districts to do the same! #bethelight #FISD #ALLinEveryDay
Parents and Guardians, Thank you to those who have completed the Information for Remote Learning Survey. If you have not already done so, please take the time to complete the information. FISD is using Google Classroom as a means to provide instruction to your child during this time. Students in grades 5-12 have a gmail address provided by the school. However, students in PK-4th grade do not have gmail addresses. In order to accept the invite to Google Classroom, you must provide a gmail address. It is absolutely free to create an account. Just go to www.gmail.com. Once you have completed the Information for Remote Learning Survey, your child’s teacher will send you an invite for Google Classroom. We will begin remote classes on Monday, March 30th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe35A_eDP046sRobSj5M8NTEdy_5w6BN4ZOL78s9rFLIfxSpg/viewform?usp=sf_link Thank you for partnering with FISD to ensure your child receives a quality learning experience during this unique time in education. Go Whirlwinds!!
During the FISD Distance Learning, I will be in the High School/ Jr High TIP Room on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 1:00. I will be available by email, text or phone call during regular school hours. The High School doors will be locked. You will need to knock on the window of the TIP Room (see the map). The curtain has been pulled back with a sign in the window. I will be able to help with your child’s login for the following subscriptions: • Google – Email and Classroom • Brainpop • IXL • USATestPrep • Stemscopes • Study Island • For other subscriptions contact your child’s teacher For other student or teacher laptop issues, please contact me at: Email - email@example.com Cell phone – 806-402-5580 Thanks, Kelly Pachiano FHS/FJHS TIP Room
AB Duncan is doing computer roll out for grades pk-6th today from 8-12pm. Please park in front of the school and call the school office on your cell phone. You will be asked for your student’s name and grade. We will bring them to you! Please be here by 12:00 pm.
Parents and Guardians, Floydada ISD is committed to ensuring your child receives a quality education under the conditions created by COVID-19. Our teachers are using Google Classroom as a means to communicate and help your student continue to learn. Your child’s teacher will send a link via the email you entered on the Remote Learning Survey. When you click on the link, you will be prompted to join their classroom. You will need a gmail email to access Google Classroom. Students in grades 5-12 have an account through the school. Parents who have children in PreK-4th grade will need to create an account. It is completely free to create an email account with gmail. Just go to www.gmail.com and create your account. We look forward to partnering with you in your child’s education!
Student Meal Deliveries will begin tomorrow (3-24-2020). Breakfast and lunch will be delivered together between 8:00 am and 9:15 am. It would help greatly if an adult or older student can meet FISD staff in your yard when the bus arrives. Please be patient as we launch this service. We hope to make it as efficient as possible. Thanks for your support.
TEA Guidance to Districts on Proving Internet to Students https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Guidance%20to%20Districts%20on%20Providing%20Internet%20to%20Students.pdf
Information for Remote Learning Parents and Legal Guardians of Students in Floydada ISD, please complete the following form. This information will only be used to set up remote learning for our students and will remain confidential. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe35A_eDP046sRobSj5M8NTEdy_5w6BN4ZOL78s9rFLIfxSpg/viewform?usp=sf_link
We are asking all parents/guardians of children in Floydada to fill out this meal survey. We plan to start our meal program on Tuesday, March 24th. Thank you. https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5513234/Student-Meals-During-Closure
Correction: The UIL has extended the date of no contests through Monday, May 4th due to school closures. They will re-evaluate the beginning dates for practices or rehearsals if schools are allowed to reopen.
Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Floydada ISD will extend spring break through March 27, 2020 in an effort to support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Our health officials report that cases are continuing to spread in the state, and the likelihood of confirmed cases in our county seems likely. Extending spring break through next week will allow us to prepare to offer distance learning to our students the weeks of March 30th and April 6th. Additionally, all extracurricular activities, practices and athletic events are suspended while we are closed. All staff will report to work on Monday at 8:30 am. We do not make this decision lightly. We fully realize it presents significant difficulties to working parents. However, we are hopeful that these measures will better ensure the long-term health and safety of children, staff, and the larger community. We are finalizing logistics on distance learning options and the distribution of food to address children’s nutritional needs while school is out. More information and guidance will be made available on our website in the next couple of days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social distancing protocol. We want to reiterate a request to our school community to take the following reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the illness: • Don’t shake hands • Wash your hands regularly • Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded placed and maintaining 3 to 6 ft of distance between people (at least an arm’s length) • If you are moving around in the community, don’t congregate in large groups • For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases – both inside and outside of the country – we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms. Students who have traveled should plan to stay home for two weeks after arriving home. • If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice . • Keep your child at home if he/she feels ill, even if you think it is just a cold. • Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care This is a quickly changing situation, and we will continue to monitor information. We will assess conditions throughout the next few days and will provide updates on our website, social media, and calling system. To reiterate, Spring Break will be extended through next week. On March 30th, we will begin distance learning with all students in our district. Students in grades 1-5 will be issued a laptop to help with the distance learning. Students in Pre-K and Kindergarten will be offered online resources as well as packets of instructional resources they can complete at home. Students in grades 6-12 already have a laptop which they will use during this time. Teachers will provide instructional support in a variety of ways and will check in with each student or parent during designated times. Your child’s campus will be in contact with you in the coming days to implement our educational plan in the most effective way. Our goal is to continue to provide a quality education to our students in order to ensure their success in future years. Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of the Floydada ISD community stay safe and healthy. Sincerely, Dr. Gilbert Trevino – Superintendent Floydada Independent School District
The UIL has suspended all rehearsals, practices, and workouts outside of the school day through March 29th. This suspension of activities will remain in place when we return from Spring Break. This applies to local youth sports that utilize district facilities.
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) has suspended all UIL sanctioned activities effective immediately through March 29th. Activities could possibly resume March 30th. We will keep everyone posted on any information we receive regarding UIL activities.
Washington, D.C. 2021 trip We are currently enrolling current 6th grade and older students for our Washington, D.C. May 2021 trip. Please check out the link below for more information. If you have any questions contact Natalie Snowden at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pricing will increase after March 31st, so now is the time to book for the best pricing. www.efexploreamerica.com/2362918vp
Our district takes pride in providing a safe environment for everyone in our school community. With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across multiple countries, we understand the anxiety and concerns this may bring. We are closely monitoring the situation and tracking information that is being provided to us by local health officials, the Texas Education Agency, and national agencies. We have no reason to believe there is an immediate threat to our community and county. Upon return from spring break, we plan on operating as normal, unless mandated otherwise by the Texas Education Agency. Any change in these plans will be communicated to all stakeholders as soon as possible. We’ve asked our custodial staff to disinfect and fumigate all district facilities this weekend. As has been our goal all year, we will provide the cleanest, healthiest environment for our students. If you plan on traveling over spring break, please visit the Center for Disease Control website (https://www.cdc.gov) for information. Also, please visit the CDC and the Texas Department of Health Services (https://www.dshs.texas.gov) websites for more information on how to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus or any other virus. Thank you for your support of our district and students. Have a safe spring break!
Academic All-State | Texas High School Coaches Association The THSCA Academic All-State Teams recognize high school athletes who excel in the following categories: GPA, class rank and ACT/SAT score. The students below are being recognized as a team member based on their scores in these categories. Congratulations to Seniors Emily Cisneros Azalea Garza Lindsey Marquez Congratulations to these young ladies!
Duncan will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday next week!!!! Please join us as we dress up each day! Dr. Seuss WEEK! Monday, March 9th – FOX IN SOX – Wear silly or mismatched socks! Tuesday, March 10th – THE SLEEP BOOK – Wear pajamas to school! Wednesday, March 11th – WACKY WEDNESDAY – Get Silly! Wear your clothes backwards, inside out or mismatched. Thursday, March 12th – GREEN EGGS AND HAM – Wear GREEN! (GREEN EGGS FOR LUNCH TODAY!!!! We will be serving breakfast for lunch) Friday, March 13th – THE CAT IN THE HAT – Wear HATS!! WE will also have a VERY SPECIAL Guest reading Dr. Seuss books for us! These will be posted on our Facebook/Website page. Have your child check each evening for a new bed time story!! Listen together and then ask them questions about the story!!!!!
~~Whirlwind Relays Schedule Update ~~ JH Relays will be on Thursday, March 5 HS Relays will be on Friday, March 6
Floydada Whirlwinds vs Vega Longhorns Regional Quarterfinal Playoff Game Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 pm Tickets $5 Adults. $3 Students First United Bank Center at West Texas A&M, Canyon Ticket gates open at 6:00 Gym opens at 6:30 The First United Bank Center has chairbacks on one side and bleachers on the other. WTAM will divide the seating like they do for their games. There will be an imaginary line through center court and have fans sit either behind or across from their respective bench.
Today is the last day to order online for the Floydada Baseball 2020 Gear. Click on the link or copy and paste link below for the online store. https://gogearonline.com/fhs-baseball20
~~~Winds Baseball Update~~~ The Seminole Baseball Tournament scheduled for March 5-7 has been cancelled.
~~~Whirlwind JH Relays Update~~~ Track meet has been moved from Thursday, March 5 to Wednesday, March 4.
~~~Winds Baseball Update~~~ Varsity Baseball game tomorrow, Monday, March 2, has been moved to 4:00 here. The JV game has been canceled tomorrow.
Whirlwind Baseball Tournament @ Post BOLD GOLD BASEBALL TOURNAMENT FEB 27-29, 2020 THURSDAY 2/27 9:00 – Post vs Coahoma 10:50 – Floydada vs Coahoma 12:40 – Floydada vs Colorado City 2:30 – Tahoka vs Colorado City 4:20 – Tahoka vs Merkel 6:10 – Post vs Merkel FRIDAY 2/28 9:00 – Floydada vs Merkel 10:50 – West Texas vs Merkel 12:40 – Floydada vs Abernathy 2:30 – West Texas vs Abernathy SATURDAY 2/29 9:00 – Post vs Colorado City 10:50 – West Texas vs Colorado City 12:40 – West Texas vs Coahoma 2:30 – Tahoka vs Coahoma 4:20 – Tahoka vs Abernathy 6:10 – Post vs Abernathy
GIRLS 2019/2020 ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT BASKETBALL SR Emily Cisneros SR Azalea Garza SR Lindsey Marquez JR Alexis Cruz SO Holley Monroe SO Kailee Sanchez SO Erin Trevino Players must be on a varsity team and maintain a 90 or above average in their academics to be nominated. Congratulations to these Lady Winds! #allineveryday #whirlwindpride
Aaron Hamilton, one of the admissions counselors from West Texas A&M, gave a presentation to the Junior class. Aaron is an advocate for higher education. He discussed the benefits of West Texas A&M. He spoke on the different aspects of college life that need to be considered when choosing a college and what WTAM had to offered.
~~~Baseball UPDATE~~~ Monday, February 24, Varsity Winds Baseball will begin at 4:00. The JV will follow.
2020 CHEERLEADER/MASCOT TRYOUTS: Just a reminder that all cheerleader/mascot candidates must turn in their applications this Friday by 4:00 pm! Candidates may still pick up an application either with Ms. Pesina or the front office at Duncan. High School and Junior High candidates may drop off their application in Ms. Pesina’s classroom or front office at the high school. Sixth grader candidates may turn their application in to the front office at Duncan. Parent/Candidate meeting will be held Monday February 24th in the FHS Library at 6:30 pm.
Floydada Varsity Boys Basketball will be playing in the Randall Preview on Friday, February 21. We will play Dimmitt @ 6:30 at Canyon Randall. #allineveryday #whirlwindpride Go Winds!
~~~Track Update~~~ The Tri-Meet Track with Lockney, Floydada, and Sundown on February 27 has been cancelled.
~~~Baseball Update~~~ Alumni Baseball Game has been cancelled for Saturday, Feb 15.
FLOYDADA SOFTBALL ONLINE STORE IS OPEN!! Click on the link below to view and purchase our exclusive fan and team apparel. Don’t miss this opportunity; the store closes midnight, Sunday, March 1st. https://imagesport.com/search.aspx?searchterm=Floydada+Softball There is something for everyone. Only available here, SHOP NOW!
Floydada Baseball 2020 Gear on sale until Feb 26 Click on the link below https://gogearonline.com/fhs-baseball20
Attention Sr. Parents The Sr. brag page photos for the yearbook is due by Wednesday, February 19. Send photos to Mrs. Hinson. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Hinson at email@example.com
Region 1 2A Girls Bi-District Playoffs Monday, February 17, 2020 Floydada vs Sudan 6:30 PM at Abernathy Antelope Gym Admission is $4 Adult / $2 Student Passes Accepted: Districts 4-2A and 3-2A, THSCA, TABC, TGCA Floydada is the Home Team #whirlwindpride #allineveryday Go Lady Winds!
ACE UPDATE After school activities are cancelled for today at Duncan and Jr High campuses due to weather. Duncan tutorials have also been cancelled.
UIL Fearless Champions Results February 8 at Texas Tech Mathematics Kyle Bruington - 10th place Overall - 4th Place 11th Grader Anthony Garcia - 10th Place 9th Grader Erin Trevino - 7th Place 10th Grader Number Sense Trace Glasscock - 5th Place 10th Grader Erin Trevino - 6th Place 10th Grader Ruth Ramirez - 6th Place 12th Grader Science Phillip Rodriguez - 6th Place 9th Grader Devin Reyes - 7th Place 9th Grader Lailah Burkes - 8th place 9th Grader Congratulations! We are proud of you!
Baseball scrimmage vs Muleshoe on February 8th has been moved to Floydada at 12:00 noon.
National School Counseling Week Kristi Rehkopf and Nikki Smith are counselors at the High School and Junior High. Kristi has been in the school system for 15 years with 12 years of high school counseling. She graduated from West Texas A&M. Kristi said “Growing up as a first generation student I knew firsthand how scary, confusing, and overwhelming the college/career process could be. I always knew my passion was to help people, however I wasn't sure in what capacity. After changing my degree plan several times, I finally realized my way of helping others was through school counseling. As a school counselor, not only could I help students work through social/emotional issues, I could also help them explore different college/career options, apply to college, fill out scholarships, search job opportunities and get ready for life after high school. This year wraps up my 12th year as a high school counselor and I find I love my job more and more each day.” Nikki has been a counselor for 17 years. This is her 20th year in the school systems. She is a counselor for the secondary schools. Nikki graduated from West Texas A&M. She states “I wanted to help students know that no matter the challenges in life there are solutions to every obstacle. I sure love the students at FISD.” Thank you for all you do for students, staff and the District.
Awanas has been cancelled this afternoon.
Floydada ISD will have a 10 am start today.
~~~BASKETBALL UPDATE~~ Tuesday, February 4, Lady Winds will begin at 4:00 and the Winds to follow in the Whirlwind Gym. The JV Girls and JV Boys have been cancelled due to the weather. #allin #whirlwindpride
Floydada BPA Results from Regional Meet held in Plainview on January 25. All contestants will advance to state held in Ft. Worth in May. 1st place Video Production Team- Emily Cisneros, Azalea Garza, Yelena Serrato 1st place Computer Animation Team- Audrie Strange, Lexie Ramos, Angel Fipps, Martin Garcia 3rd place Administrative Support Team- Dylan Ramos, Kyle Bruington, Garrett Hobbs (state alternate) 1st place Advanced Interview Skills- Jose Lira 1st place Advanced Office Systems & Procedures- Garrett Hobbs 1st place Banking & Finance- Holley Monroe 1st place Business Law & Ethics- Lexie Ramos 1st place Fundamental Desktop Publishing- Azalea Garza 1st place Fundamental Desktop Publish- Kaleb Crone 1st place Human Resource Management- Yelena Serrato 1st place Linux Operating System Fundamental- Clarissa DelaFuente 1st place Medical Office Procedures- Audrie Strange 1st place PC Servicing & Troubleshooting- Luke Holcombe 1st place Personal Financial Management- Izel Pacheco 1st place SQL Database Fundamentals- Andrez Suarez 2nd place Database Applications- Jody Briones 2nd place ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding- Ryder Glass 2nd place Legal Office Procedures- Emily Cisneros 2nd place Network Administration Using Microsoft - Dylan Ramos 2nd place Systems Administration Using Cisco- Angel Fipps 3rd place Computer Security - Kyle Bruington 3rd place Fundamental Accounting- Brandon Marquez 3rd place Payroll Accounting- Lindsey Marquez 4th place Advanced Word Processing- Kimberlee Ramirez 4th place Basic Office Systems & Procedures- Trace Glasscock 4th place Computer Network Technology - Martin Garcia 4th place Fundamental Word Processing- Nathanael Garza 5th place Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications- Lailah Burks (state alternate) Good Job BPA!
The Floydada community is invited to join us to learn more about the district’s Call for Quality Schools and a potential partnership with Collegiate Edu-Nation (CEN). CEN will hold a public presentation in the FISD Board Room at 12 pm on Friday, January 31, 2020.
Whirlwind Band On Thursday, January 16, 2020 fifteen students auditioned at Abernathy High School for the All-Region Band. Jody Briones (flute), Kaylea Britt (clarinet), Noah Vega (trombone), and Devin Reyes (percussion) made the band, and Siobhan Garza (clarinet) and Thomas Longoria (tuba) were alternates. The competition from others in the region was strong - we are very proud of their hard work and good fortune. The students will attend the All-Region weekend in Lubbock on January 23-25. Gooooooo Whirlwinds!
Red Raider Classic UIL WAT TO GO! When you se one of these students, congratulate them! Calculator: Saul Reyes - 9th Place Freshman Jose Lira - 10th Place Senior Literary Criticism: Ashlyn Green - 7th Place Overall Holley Monroe - 8th Place Overall Lailah Burkes - 10th Place Overall Mathematics: Kyle Bruington - 9th Place Overall/4th Place Junior Erin Trevino - 8th Place Sophomore Number Sense: Erin Trevino - 6th Place Sophomore Ready Writing: Devin Reyes- 9th Place Freshman Science: Devin Reyes - 10th Place Freshman
LIGHTHOUSE ELECTRIC YOUTH TOUR CONTEST Mike Green spoke to the Jrs. and Srs. about the Lighthouse Youth Tour Contest. The contest will be held Sunday, February 16, 2020, 2:00pm, at Lighthouse Electric . Two winners will receive a $1,500.00 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C. One alternate will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship. Entry forms were handed out at the program. Every Jr. and Sr. are encouraged to apply.
The Floydada community is invited to join us to learn more about the district’s Call for Quality Schools and a potential partnership with Collegiate Edu-Nation (CEN). CEN will hold a public presentation in the FISD Board Room at 12 pm on Friday, January 31, 2020.
On Saturday, December 14, 2019 three students travelled to Levelland, TX to compete in the High School All-Region Honor Band Auditions. All three deserve congratulations: Noah Vega was the only Freshman trombonist to audition out of the entire region; Devin Reyes was only four spots away from making the band and was one of only three freshmen percussionists in the entire region to audition; and Jacob Johnston placed 2nd on Contra Alto Clarinet, making the Honor Band and advancing to All-Area Auditions on January 11, 2020. Jacob will get to perform in one of the finest region ensembles in the state on January 24-25 under the direction of one of the most successful conductors in the country. This is truly a high honor. If you see any of these fine young gentlemen, please congratulate their hard work and great sacrifice – both were necessary to have done so well!
🏀 🚨Game Time CHANGE 🚨 🏀 Tues December 17th 2A #9 Floydada Whirlwinds vs 2A Bovina at 6:30 pm in Bovina . JV will start at 5 . Come out and support the Whirlwinds!
FISD Christmas Holiday Schedule Wednesday, December 18 - 1:30 release Thursday, December 19 - 12:00 release Friday, December 20 - Tuesday, January 7 - no school Wednesday, January 8 - Class will resume at regular hours
Updated JH UIL Results Junior High UIL Results - Overall District Runner Up 6th Grade Editorial 1st Place Kyra Segura 2nd Place Marty Riojas 6th Grade Ready Writing 3rd Place – Trevor Green 6th Spelling – 3rd Place Team (Trevor Green, Tavianne Bullock, Averli Segura) 1st Place Trevor Green 6th Chess Puzzle – 1st Place Team (John Taylor Snowden, RJ McHam, Andrea Garza, David Guerra) 1st Place – John Taylor Snowden 5th Place- RJ McHam 6th Grade Maps, Charts, and Graphs – 1st Place Team (Trevor Green, John Taylor Snowden, Anai Delafuente, Jaime Hernandez) 1st Place – Trevor Green 4th Place – John Taylor Snowden 6th Dictionary Skills – 1st Place Team (Trevor Green, Mekayla Fipps, Kyra Segura, Tavianne Bullock) 1st Place – Trevor Green 3rd Place – Mekayla Fipps (tie) 3rd Place – Kyra Segura (tie) 6th Number Sense – 1st Place Team (James Zepeda, Josiah Rodriguez, Michael Ramos, DJ Mendoza) 2nd Place – James Zepeda 6th Place – Josiah Rodriguez 6th Calculator – 2nd Place Team (John Taylor Snowden, Kyra Segura, Payten Shuping, Brody Hughes) 3rd Place – John Taylor Snowden 5th Place – Kyra Segura 6th Place – Payten Shuping (tie) 6th Place – Bordy Hughes (tie) 6th Mathematics – 3rd Place Team (Kyra Segura, Brody Hughes, Kassandra, Lopez, Enrique Hartline) 4th Place – Kyra Segura 5th Place – Brody Hughes 6th Social Studies – 1st Place Team (Kyra Segura, Trevor Green Enrique Hartline, Tavianne Bullock) 2nd Place – Kyra Segura 3rd Place – Trevor Green 6th Place – Enrique Hartline 6th Oral Reading 6th Place - Manny Delafuente 6th Modern Oratory 6th Place – Ana Saldana 7th Grade Editorial 2nd Place Katelyn Ramirez 7th Grade Ready Writing 6th Place – Sydni Chesshir 7th Spelling – 2nd Place Team (Caleb Speed, Miranda Reyes, Katelyn Ramirez) 3rd Place Miranda Reyes 6th Place Caleb Speed 7th Art – 3rd Place Team (Ava Gonzales, Allison Romero, Angel Garza) 2nd Place – Ava Gonzalez 7th Chess Puzzle – 1st Place Team (Abram Delafuente, Jose Maria Lara, Jonathan Pena, Braxton Stark) 1st Place – Abram Delafuente 2nd Place- Braxton Stark 6th Place – Jonathan Pena 7th MC&G – 2nd Place Team (Ava Gonzalez, Braun Hobbs, Dustin Zavala, Jonathan Pena) 2nd Place – Braun Hobbs 4th Place – Ava Gonzalez 7th Dictionary Skills – 2nd Place Team (Arianna Sanchez, Katelyn Ramirez, Mia Snowden, Hailee Garza) 2nd Place – Arianna Sanchez 6th Place – Katelyn Ramirez 7th Number Sense – 2nd Team Number Sense (Christopher Yannis, Ty Henderson, Braeson Bellsern, Draven Garcia) 3rd Place – Christopher Yannis 7th Calculator – 1st Place Team (Braun Hobbs, Logan Smith, Sydni Chesshir, Luc Mendoza) 1st Place – Braun Hobbs (tie) 1st Place – Logan Smith (tie) 5th Place – Sydni Chesshir 7th Mathematics – 3rd Place Team (Draven Garcia, Miranda Reyes, Christopher Yannis, Mia Snowden) 7th Listening Skills – 2nd Place Team (Jacob Cuellar, Sydni Chesshir, Diego Martinez, Braun Hobbs) 4th Place- Jacob Cuellar 6th Place – Sydni Chesshir 7th Social Studies – 2nd Place Team (Allyson Romero, Angel Garza, Fabian Gomez, Robert Luna, Nathanael Contreras) 1st Place – Allyson Romero 6th Place – Angel Garza 7th Impromptu Speaking 3rd Place- Sydni Chesshir 6th Place- Mia Snowden 7th Oral Reading 1ST Place – Kirsten Pyle 8th Grade Editorial 3rd Place Janeisi Garza 8th Ready Writing 4th Place Sierra Snowden 8th Art – 1st Place Team (Carisa Fernandez, Alize Vizcayno, Ilan Lopez, Jordyn Delgado) 1st Place- Jordyn Delgado 3rd Place – Carisa Fernandez 6th Place – Ilan Lopez 8th Chess Puzzle – 1st Place Team (Hagan Hinsley, Noe DelosSantos, Isaac Obregon, Reese HInsley) 3rd Place – Noe DelosSantos 8th MC&G 6th Place – Sierra Snowden 8th Dictionary – 2nd Place Team (Kyler Gillespie, Juan Ovalle, Yzenia Garza) 5th Place – Kyler Gillespie 8th Number Sense – 2nd Place Team (Sierra Snowden, Edgar Cervera, Christopher Louallen, Dalles, Hernandez) 2nd Place – Sierra Snowden 3rd Place – Christopher Louallen 5th Place – Edgar Cervera 8th Calculator – 2nd Place Team (Ryan Perez, Aiden Trevino, Derrik Suarez, Giovanny Baltazar) 3rd Place – Ryan Perez 4th Place – Aiden Trevino 5th Place – Derrik Suarez (tie) 5th Place – Giovanny Baltazar (tie) 8th Grade Music Memory – 2nd Place Team (Samara Brown, Cristian Hernandez, Kylie Fipps) 2nd Place – Yzenia Garza 6th Place – Samara Brown 8th Mathematics – 1st Place Team (Sierra Snowden, Edgar Cervera, Christopher Louallen, Dalles Hernandez) 1st Place – Sierra Snowden 4th Place – Edgar Cervera 5th Place - Christopher Louallen Science II – 3rd Place Team (Kylie Fipps, Sierra Snowden, Christopher Louallen, Reese Hinsley) 4th Place – Kylie Fipps 8th Listening – 2nd Place Team (Kylie Fipps, Lewis Gonzales, Reese Hinsley, O’Brien Diaz) 4th Place – Kylie Fipps 8th Social Studies – 1st Place Team (Jaxson Smith, Gilbert Machado, Kyler Gillespie, Matthew Luna) 1st Place – Jaxson Smith 2nd Place – Gilbert Machado 4th Place – Kyler Gillespie 8th Grade Oral Reading 1st Place – Janeisi Garza 3rd Place – Jaxson Smith 8th Grade Modern Oratory 5th Place – Jaxson Smith 8th Impromptu Speaking 4th Place – Luis Martinez 6th Graders: Tavianne Bullock – 3rd Spelling Team, 1st Team Dictionary, 1st Team Social Studies Anai Delafuente – 1st Team MC&G Manny Delafuente – 6th Place Oral Reading MeKayla Fipps – 3rd Place Dictionary, 1st Team Dictionary Andrea Garza – 1st Team Chess Trevor Green – 3rd Place Ready Writing, 1st Place Spelling, 3rd Spelling Team, 1st Place MC&G, 1st Team MC&G, 1st Place Dictionary, 1st Team Dictionary, 3rd Place Social Studies, 1st Team Social Studies David Guerra – 1st Team Chess Enrique Hartline – 3rd Team Mathematics, 6th Place Social Studies, 1st Team Social Studies Jaime Hernandez – 1st Team MC&G Brody Hughes – 2nd Team Calculator, 5th Place Mathematics, 3rd Team Mathematics, 6th Place Calculator Kassandra Lopez – 3rd Team Mathematics RJ McHam – 5th Place Chess, 1st Team Chess DJ Mendoza – 1st Team Number Sense Michael Ramos – 1st Team Number Sense Josiah Rodriguez – 6th Place Number Sense, 1st Team Number Sense Marty Riojas – 2nd Place Editorial Writing Ana Saldana – 6th Place Modern Oratory Averli Segura – 3rd Spelling Team Kyra Segura – 1st Place Editorial Writing, 3rd Place Dictionary, 1st Team Dictionary, 5th Place Calculator, 2nd Team Calculator, 4th Place Mathematics, 3rd Team Mathematics, 2nd Place Social Studies, 1st Team Social Studies Payten Shuping – 6th Place Calculator, 2nd Team Calculator John Taylor Snowden – 1st Place Chess, 1st Team Chess, 4th Place MC&G, 1st Team MC&G, 3rd Place Calculator, 2nd Team Calculator James Zepeda – 1st Place Number Sense, 1st Team Number Sense 7th Graders: Braseson Ballsern – 2nd Team Number Sense Sydni Chesshir – 6th Place Ready Writing, 5th Place Calculator, 1st Team Calculator, 6th Place Listening, 2nd Team Listening, 3rd Place Impromptu Speaking Nathaniel Contreras – 2nd Team Social Studies Jacob Cuellar – 4th Place Listening, 2nd Team Listening Abram Delafuente – 1st Place Chess, 1st Team Chess Jordyn Delgado – 1st Place Art, 1st Team Art Carisa Fernandez – 3rd Place Art, 1st Team Art Draven Garcia – 2nd Team Number Sense, 3rd Team Mathematics Angel Garza – 3rd Team Art, 6th Place Social Studies, 2nd Team Social Studies Hailee Garza – 2nd Team Dictionary Fabian Gomez – 2nd Team Social Studies Ava Gonzalez – 2nd Place Art, 3rd Team Art, 4th MC&G, 2nd Team MC&G Ty Henderson – 2nd Team Number Sense Braun Hobbs – 2nd Place MC&G, 2nd Team MC&G, 1st Place Calculator, 1st Team Calculator, 2nd Team Listening Ilan Lopez – 6th Place Art, 1st Team Art Robert Luna – 2nd Team Social Studies Jose Maria Lara – 1st Team Chess Diego Martinez – 2nd Team Listening Luc Mendoza – 1st Team Calculator Jonathan Pena – 6th Place chess, 1st Team Chess, 2nd Team MC&G Kirsten Pyle – 1st Place Oral Reading Katelyn Ramirez – 2nd Place Editorial Writing, 2nd Spelling Team, 6th Place Dictionary, 2nd Team Dictionary Miranda Reyes – 3rd Place Spelling, 2nd Spelling Team, 3rd Team Mathematics Allison Romero – 3rd Team Art, 1st Place Social Studies, 2nd Team Social Studies Arianna Sanchez – 2nd Place Dictionary, 2nd Team Dictionary Logan Smith – 1st Place Calculator, 1st Team Calculator Mia Snowden - 2nd Team Dictionary, 3rd Team Mathematics, 6th Place Impromptu Speaking Caleb Speed – 6th Place Spelling, 2nd Spelling Team Braxton Stark – 2nd Place Chess, 2nd Team Chess Christopher Yannis – 2nd Place Number Sense, 2nd Team Number Sense, 3rd Team Mathematics Dustin Zavala – 2nd Team MC&G 8th Graders Giovanny Baltazar – 5th Place Calculator, 2nd Team Calculator Samara Brown – 6th Place Music, 2nd Team Music Edgar Cervera – 5th Place Number Sense, 2nd Team Number Sense, 4th Place Mathematics, 1st Team Mathematics Jordyn Delgado – 1st Place Art, 1st Team Art Noe DelosSantos – 3rd Place Chess, 1st Team Chess O’Brien Diaz – 2nd Team Listening Carisa Fernandez – 3rd Place Art, 1st Team Art Kylie Fipps – 2nd Team Music, 4th Place Science, 3rd Team Science, 4th Place Listening, 2nd Team Listening Janeisi Garza – 2nd Place Editorial Writing, 1st Place Oral Reading Ysenia Garza – 2nd Team Dictionary, 2nd Place Music, 2nd Team Music Kyler Gillespie – 5th Place Dictionary, 2nd Team Dictionary, 4th Place Social Studies, 1st Team Social Studies Lewis Gonzales – 2nd Team Listening Cristian Hernandez – 2nd Team Music Dalles Hernandez – 2nd Team Number Sense, 1st Team Math Hagan Hinsley – 1st Team Chess Reese Hinsley – 1st Team Chess, 3rd Team Science, 2nd Team Listening Ilan Lopez – 6th Place Art, 1st Team Art Christopher Louallen – 3rd Place Number Sense, 2nd Team Number Sense, 5th Place Mathematics, 1st Team Mathematics, 3rd Team Science Matthew Luna – 1st Team Social Studies Gilbert Machado – 2nd Place Social Studies, 1st Team Social Studies Luis Martinez – 4th Place Impromptu Speaking Isaac Obregon – 1st Team Chess Juan Ovalle – 2nd Team Dictionary Ryan Perez – 3rd Place Calculator, 2nd Team Calculator Jaxson Smith – 1st Place Social Studies, 1st Team Social Studies, 3rd Place Oral Reading, 5th Place Modern Oratory Sierra Snowden – 4th Place Ready Writing, 6th Place MC&G, 2nd Place Number Sense, 2nd Team Number Sense, 1st Place Mathematics, 1st Team Mathematics, 3rd Team Science Derrik Suarez –5th Place Calculator, 2nd Team Calculator Aiden Trevino – 4th Place Calculator, 2nd Team Calculator Alize Vizcayno – 1st Place Team Art
Duncan and JH ACE Programs are officially finished for the fall semester. The ACE Program will resume in January.
Spirit of the Winds Band On Saturday, December 7, 2019 seven Floydada middle school students traveled to Shallowater for the Middle School All-Region Band Auditions. The students all placed competitively overall, and Noe De Los Santos was selected for the All-Region Concert Band. Noe will attend the All-Region Weekend in January 2020, performing with the best musicians from the region under the baton of one of the best conductors and educators in the country. Congratulations to all the students who sacrificed their time and worked so hard to compete! Goooooo Whirlwinds!
Chico the Elf has been assigned to Duncan Elementary by Santa to monitor students’ behavior and report back to the North Pole daily. He’ll be making his rounds to each grade and many of the classrooms between now and Christmas. His first stop was in Mrs Snowden’s class. Chico was so kind and brought a project for the students to try. 6th graders are also learning about tectonic plates and how the convection current in the asthenosphere effect plate movement.
Order your Basketball t-shirts now. Sale ends on December 12. Click on the link below. https://gogearonline.com/floydada-bb\ #gowinds #whirlwindpride
Keep up with the Elementary UIL Results on Wednesday, December 4. Results will be posted as they come in. Click on the link or scan the QR code. (Power Point or Keynote is needed to view) https://qrgo.page.link/uftRH #allineveryday
We are thankful for our students, staff, parents, and community! Happy Thanksgiving from Floydada ISD!
Lady Winds Basketball Roosevelt Tournament Cancellation scheduled for December 5,6,7, the tournament has been cancelled. Instead, Floydada will play Roosevelt, at Roosevelt in a match game Friday the 6th at 5pm. Our JV will be at the HC JV Tournament so the game at Roosevelt will be varsity only.
FISD will dismiss 12:00 PM on Tuesday, November 26 for Thanksgiving Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, December 3 at normal hours.
(BOYS) Thanksgiving Practice Schedule (Monday) November 25th – JV and Varsity games @ Muleshoe (JV at 5, Varsity at 6:30) (Tuesday) November 26th- – JV and Varsity games @ Olton (JV at 3, Varsity at 6:00) (Wednesday) November 27th Varsity ONLY practice @10am (Thursday) November 28th – Happy Thanksgiving!!! NO PRACTICE! (Friday) November 29th – Varsity only tournament in Wichita Falls (we will leave at 8am) No JV practice (Saturday) November 30th - – Varsity only tournament in Wichita Falls… No JV practice (Sunday) December 1st- OPEN GYM @2 (Monday) December 2nd – Jr High games in Hale Center .. JV and Varsity practice at 10am in the Whirlwind gym.
Thanksgiving Lunch at FHS/FJHS Thursday, November 14 12:06-12:40 for FJHS 12:40-1:14 - for FHS $5.00 per plate
Varsity GBB at Roosevelt Tournament December 5, 6, 7 Thursday: 10:00 Floydada-Roosevelt 11:30 Tascosa JV-White Deer 1:00 Roosevelt-Tascosa JV 2:30 Hale Center-White Deer Friday: 10:00 Hale Center-Tascosa JV 11:30 Roosevelt-White Deer 1:00 Tascosa JV- Floydada Saturday: 10:00 Floydada-White Deer 11:30 Roosevelt-Hale Center
~~ JH Football Update~~ the 7th Grade will start at 4:00 and the 8th grade will start as soon as the 7th is finished in Post today. Go Winds!
The Lady Winds begin their basketball season tomorrow with a scrimmage in Roosevelt at 10 am.
Just a reminder to parents/guardians that Wednesday, November 6th is a 1:30 dismissal for students.
Please join us tonight as we honor Wester Field at the conclusion of our band's halftime performance. All former football players, cheerleaders, and band members are encouraged to line up on the field as we play the school song and fight song.
Just a reminder about the City-wide pep rally this evening at Wester Field after the 8th grade game (around 7:30). All ex-football players and ex-cheerleaders will participate by gathering on the field during the pep rally. We will also honor all ex-players, cheerleaders, and band members tomorrow at halftime of the game vs. Hale Center.
~~~ACE Update for Thursday, October 24~~~ At the request of administration due to the inclement weather approaching- ACE will be cancelled today. This will include all tutorials scheduled. Thank you.
Farewell to Wester Field Update I know there have been a few changes on the Farewell to Wester FIeld! The Pep Rally will no longer be on Friday! it was moved to Thursday, October 31st. at 8 p.m. at the football field! I KNOW THAT A LOT OF OUR STAFF IS A PART OF OUR EXES! I HOPE YALL WILL COME OUT AND JOIN US ON THE FIELD! WE WILL HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE RESERVED FOR YOU! TRUNK OR TREAT: Will also be Thursday at 7p.m. (on or around 8th grade half time!) if any staff would like to join in this please reach out to Kourtney DeBock with the chamber! (806) 983-3434 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org , She has been sweet enough to change their original Trunk or Treat date to go with our event! if you choose not to participate in giving candy. Please bring your babies to receive candy! it will be a fun filled evening! FRIDAY: FREE HOTDOGS AND DRINKS! (first come, first served) Booster Club will be serving cookies! this will take place at 6:30 at football field!
JH & JV Football UPDATE 7th, 8th & JV Football games have been moved to Floydada on Thursday, October 17. The Winds will take on New Deal starting with 7th Grade at 4:00. Go Winds! #AllInEveryDay #BurnTheBoat #WhirlwindPride
2nd grade is have a Food Drive for our Service Learning Project. We will begin collecting food from Oct. 15- Nov. 7. Canned food ( except for Green Beans, and any boxed food items) are excepted. Food collected will go to Floydada SOS. Thank you, 2nd grade teachers.
Floydada ISD has applied to Collegiate Edu-Nation to become a Collegiate District. If accepted into this network, students will be able to earn enough college hours to earn at least an Associate's Degree and will have opportunities to earn other job-related skills and certificates. This will be at NO COST to students, thus saving parents thousands of dollars.
AB Duncan ACE There will be no ACE after school on Tuesday, October 8. Everyone is encouraged to attend Open House.
AB Duncan fundraiser items will be delievered on Wednesday October 23rd . Students must be accompanied by a Adult to pick up their items. We will start the pick up at 4 pm and go to 7pm.
~~~Football Update~~~ On Thursday, Oct. 3 the 7th grade Winds will play in New Deal at 5:00. The 8th grade Winds will play in Lockney at 5:00, and the JV Winds will play at home against Farwell at 5:00.
September Student and Staff of the Month September Student and Staff of the Month The Floydada I.S.D. Board met on Tuesday, September 17 and recognized the following students and staff for their efforts to make education the best it can be. Each month the staff selects students that exemplify education at its best and those students are recognized at the monthly school board meeting. The A.B.Duncan student recognized were Kyra Segura and Brody Hughes, grade 6. The Floydada Junior High Students of the month were Giovanni Baltazar and Kylie Fipps, grade 8. The Floydada High School students recognized were Alexis Hernandez and Pablo Mendoza, grade 12. The elementary educator selected this month was Kristie Carroll, 4th & 5th Social Studies. The secondary employee of the month was Trey Rogge, English 2 & 3. Congratulations to each of these students and employees and thank you for your hard work.
On September 17, 2019, the FISD board of trustees modified Policy FNCE (LOCAL) to allow for the following cell phone policy. The policy will be effective on Monday, September 23, 2019. FISD Cell Phone Policy 1st offense - Warning 2nd offense - parent must pick up phone 3rd offense - $15 fine MUST be paid or phone will not be released * $15 fine each time thereafter
The Floydada game vs Lockney on Friday night will begin at 7 pm (there). Come support the Winds as they try to retain the Floyd County Championship!
~~UPDATE~~ JV Winds vs. Tulia Hornets Thursday, Sept 5 at Tulia Time has been changed to 5:00 Go Winds!
TEA released the Accountability Distinction Designations and FISD has several honors. FISD - Distinction in Postsecondary Readiness (1 of 63 districts in the state to earn this!) FHS - Distinctions in ELA/Reading, Mathematics, Comparative Academic Growth, Postsecondary Readiness, and Comparative Closing the Gaps. FHS earned 5 out of 7 possible distinction designations. FJH - Distinctions in Mathematics, Comparative Academic Growth, and Comparative Closing the Gaps
Congrats to Floydada High School for being an “A” rated campus in the state accountability system! FISD earned a “B” with a score of an 89. FJH also earned a “B.”
Parents/Guardians: To save yourself some time and energy, please utilize our online registration process. Once your child is set up in our system, the online registration literally takes just a couple of minutes and there will be no need to manually fill out forms for multiple children. You can log into your parent portal to complete this process. If you have any trouble, please call the campus that your child attends.
High School Boy & Girls Cross Country will begin practices on Monday August 12th at 6:30 AM Meet in front of Whirlwind Gym Make sure your physical is updated and on file with Coach Simmons. If you do not have a current physical you will not be able to begin practices. The calendar applies to HS & JH, Boys & Girls cross country. The calendar also includes Girls Basketball Off Season
Floydada ISD is looking for 2 assistant coaches for boys athletics. The positions include 3 sports (football, basketball, and track) with one of the positions tied to 7th grade science and the other to Government/PE. Applicants must have at least a Bachelors Degree. If interested, contact us!
Lady Winds athletics has had over 40 girls attend summer workouts each of the last two days. Our participation is phenomenal. Let’s make sure we keep it going all summer Ladies! Because of the numbers we have had this week, we are going to modify our schedule a bit so we can work with smaller groups during the Coach led skills, strength and conditioning part of the program. Mondays and Wednesdays will be 9th-12th grade skills and weight room while 7th and 8th grade will have open gym on Monday and Wednesday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays we will flip that schedule. 7th and 8th grade will have their Coach led skills, strength and conditioning while 9th-12th grade will have their open gym time Instead of 30 minutes of Coach led skill work in the gym per day, each group will have an hour of skills every other day. Total open gym time will stay the same as well. Each group will lift two days a week which we normally do during the school year so our girls are used to this type of workout and it has proven effective. Having to adjust our calendar to accommodate our numbers is a great problem to have. Our community should be proud of our girls’ commitment so far. Thanks to our parents for getting them to the gym to participate. Here is the revised calendar for June and July
The Junior High Awards Assembly will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at 10 am in the high school auditorium.
**Academic Banquet Date Change** Due to the Lady Winds Softball game on Thursday, May 16, the banquet has been rescheduled for Monday, May 20.
UPDATE: The Lady Winds vs Archer City Regional Semifinals series will take place Thursday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 2 pm. Game 3 will be at 4 pm if needed. All games will be held at Abilene Christian University. There will be a $5 gate fee per person with no passes accepted.
The Lady Winds vs Archer City Regional Semifinals series will take place Thursday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at noon. Game 3 will follow game 2 if needed. All games will be held at Abilene Christian University. There will be a $5 gate fee per person with no passes accepted.
The Lady Winds playoff game has been pushed back to 2:30 due to weather.
Just a reminder that the Lady Winds vs WT Stinnett Regional Quarterfinals game was moved to Lockney tomorrow at 1:30 pm. Go Lady Winds!
***Lady Wind Softball Update*** Floydada Lady Winds Softball Playoff Game Due to Weather our game has changed locations and time. Floydada vs West Texas Stinnett Friday May 10th 1:30 p.m. @ Lockney 1 GAME PLAYOFF
WHIRLWIND BASEBALL CHANGE!! Baseball has changed sites, the game against Sundown at 7:00 pm tonight at Lubbock Cooper. Tomorrow’s games are also at Lubbock Cooper starting at 12:00.
The Lady Winds playoff softball game vs. Post has been moved to Lockney tomorrow at 6 pm due to weather concerns.
Whirlwind baseball will play Sundown at Lubbock High Westerner field Friday the 3rd at 5:00 and Saturday 12:00 noon, game three if needed will follow thirty minutes after the first game.
Kiana Brown wins 1st place at regionals in the 100 meter dash and qualifies for state!
We apologize for the back and forth on the Lady Winds Bi-District playoff game. We are trying to accommodate Memphis ISD’s wishes to play the game tonight due to them having players out for Regional athletics and FFA events the rest of the week. With that said, the game has been scheduled at West Texas A&M in Canyon at 6:30 tonight. Admission will be $4 for adults and $2 for students. Thank you for your patience.
Lady Winds defeat Crosbyton 12-1 in 5 innings today. Great job girls!
Floydada FFA Chapter Dear parents, friends and family, On behalf of the Floydada FFA Chapter, we would like to cordially invite you to join us in celebrating the success of our FFA Chapter members at the 2019 Floydada FFA Awards Banquet. This is a very exciting event, as the Floydada FFA has had a very successful year. Our chapter has seen many accomplishments throughout the year. We’ve had numerous Proficiencies, Leadership Development Events, and Career Development Events that qualified and competed at top levels. Our success is not only due to hard work; it is due to the support we receive from people like you. Please do us the honor of joining us in celebrating our chapter’s success. The Floydada FFA Banquet will be held on May 7th at the A.B. Duncan Elementary School cafeteria. Dinner will start promptly at 6:30pm. Dinner will cost $10 a plate for adults and $6 for children. Tickets may be bought at the door or before the banquet from the Floydada FFA Chapter. Sincerely, Alejandra Ramirez, Floydada FFA Advisor
Just a reminder! Come out and watch the Lady Winds in their final home game of the regular season. Varsity Softball game vs. Crosbyton on Saturday, April 13 has been moved to Friday, April 12 here starting at 4:00pm.
Lady Winds defeated Hale Center 10-2 today. Congrats!
Wow! Last night was a proud moment for AB Duncan as these courageous 6th graders worked as a team with their family to beat the clock and escape the room! Each group communicated their knowledge of text features in order to break some tough codes. There were oh no’s, ah ha’s, and ultimately timely celebrations. #AllIn #WhirlwindPride
Lady Winds JV Softball defeated Crosbyton JV 15-0.
Lady Winds softball gets run ruled 10-0 in 5 innings vs Crosbyton this afternoon.
The varsity baseball and softball games tomorrow in Crosbyton will both start at 4:00 pm.
Tryouts for Baseball and Softball (no t-ball tryouts) are scheduled for Thursday, March 7th at 5:30pm at the Baseball/Softball fields, followed by Coaches meeting in the High School Cafeteria. Grades Kinder through 8th Grade
Just a Reminder for Spring Break FISD will dismiss at 12:00 noon on March 8. Classes will resume on Monday, March 18.
***JV Baseball Update *** JV Boys Baseball against Idalou is cancelled for tomorrow Monday March 4 Winds are playing Tuesday @ Idalou at 4:30
The high school track teams opened track season by competing very well in the Olton Winter Relays. The Lady Winds Varsity team won 1st place. Congrats to everyone who competed.
Attention all Floydada ISD Cheerleader and Mascot candidates Cheerleader/mascot candidate practice Wednesday, February 27th @ 7:00 pm in High School old gym. Please be prepared to go over all material as this is the last practice before tryouts.
Lady Winds fall to Monahans 9-4. They go 1-1 on the day. Next game tomorrow morning at 10:20.
Floydada ISD will dismiss school at 2:30 on Friday, February 22, 2019.
The practice basketball game for the Whirlwinds vs Tulia at Canyon Randall has been moved to 6:30 pm.
We’d like to remind everyone that there is no school on Monday, February 18th in honor of Presidents Day.
The Lady Winds Varsity Softball team defeated Slaton this morning by a score of 6-4 in the Caprock Tournament. They play again at 1 pm.
Floydada boys Bidistrict playoff information: Whirlwinds will play Olton on Tuesday Feb 19th Lubbock Monterrey 6:00pm Please come out and cheer us on to a BiDistrict Championship!!!!
Lady Winds fall to the Lady Horns of Vega by a score of 51-22. Congratulations on a successful season! Go Winds!
2019 Little League Baseball and Softball signups will be held today from 5-7 pm at the Floyd County Library.
Come out and watch the Winds take on New Deal and the Lady Winds take on Lorenzo. Boys tip off here at 6:30 followed by the girls at 8:00. Students entry will be 25 cents!
BASEBALL UPDATE Winds Baseball Scrimmage in Idalou has been moved to 3:40 on Monday Feb.11 in Idalou.
The playoff game for the Lady Winds has been set for Monday, February 11th at 6 pm vs. Vega in Littlefield. Floydada will be the visiting team. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students.
Use the link below to order your playoff shirt! The sale ends Feb 6th! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Go Lady Winds and Whirlwinds. Please share!!!! There are two ways to order. 1. You can order shirts online and pay with a card! 2. There will be forms in the office of both campus. You can fill the form out and pay cash or check. Money is due when you turn the form in.
7th grade girls defeated Ralls 22-13 in their last game of the season.
Whirlwinds defeated Lockney by a score of 78-43. They improve to 6-1 in district play and in first place.
The baseball scrimmage on Monday Feb. 4 in Abernathy has been cancelled
7th grade girls beat Lockney 21–18!
7th grade girls beat Post 28-23!
7th girls defeated Slaton 29-4 in the Lockney tournament.
7th grade boys defeated Tulia 48-20 in the Lockney Tournament!
Whirlwinds win their third game in the Caprock classic against Slaton by a score of 65-55. Next game 9:00am tomorrow at Coronado high.
Whirlwinds defeat Borden county 83-49 in the second round of the Caprock tournament.
Whirlwinds beat Ropesville 62-33. First game of the Caprock Classic in Lubbock. Next game is tonight at 7:30 in Monterey High gym against Borden County.