Fort Sam Houston Elementary School


2nd Grade Robotics
Date: 2/21/2018, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
Location: Room 23
3rd Grade Robotics
Date: 2/21/2018, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Progress Reports Go Home - College T-shirt Day
Date: 2/22/2018
FSHISD Regular Board Meeting
Date: 2/22/2018, 11 AM 1 PM
Reading Fair Projects Due
Date: 2/26/2018
Location: library, FSHE Staff

FSH News

Cole's Got Talent Show Livestream

We hope you can join us on Saturday, February 17th from 5:30 - 8:00 in the Cole Cafeteria for our annual "Cole's Got Talent" Dinner and Show. But if you can't, you can watch the live stream by clicking the headline above. (While the event starts at 5:30, the actual show will start slightly later.)

Free Parent Training: Writing Activities that Promote Learning

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.  Having trouble figuring out how to get your child interested in writing? Not sure where to look? This training will focus on strategies and activities your child can use to help promote successful writing. Parents will gain an understanding of the processes involved in writing through hands-on activities, and how to implement these activities at home to help their child grow in their writing development. Come and discover the many different ways to teach writing at home and make it fun!

Free Time Management Seminar

The elementary school is hosting monthly parent workshops presented by the Family Life Educators from the JBSA Resiliency Center. On February 28th, the focus workshop is Time Management for Parents and Children. Bring a lunch, grab a snack and join us! This is open to anyone. Click the headline above for the flier.

FSHISD Seeking Board Members

The Fort Sam Houston Independent School District is soliciting for nominees to be considered for 2 openings on the Board of Trustees. The positions must be filled by either a military member or civilian living on or employed by Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.To qualify for the board, a volunteer must be:

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen
• Qualified voter

Trustees will take an official oath of office and serve without compensation. Interested applicants must submit a resume no later than 5:00 p.m., February 28, 2018 to the School Liaison Officer at 2484 Stanley Road, Building 2263 Room 107B, Basement.

For more information, call (210) 221-2214 or 221-2256

FSHES Career Fair Needs YOU!

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Fort Sam Houston Elementary School is having a career fair for our students Thursday, March 8th from 8:30 to 11:30. If you would be interested in sharing your career or your military occupational specialty or want to suggest others who may be interested in participating email Liz Lee at or 210-514-4400.

Tell Me a Story Event: Giraffes Can't Dance

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Tell Me a Story: Making Connections and Finding Support through Literature (TMAS) is an initiative created to empower our military children by using literature and their own stories. Tell Me A Story is geared toward children ages 4-12. Each family will receive a copy of the featured book. Hands-on activities, snacks, and a fun learning experience will be provided! The event will be March 1st at 5:00 p.m. at FSHE. Click for more info...

FSHE Teacher, Mrs. Hawthorne, Selected for STEM Teacher Cohort


The DoSeum STEM Teacher Cohort is a year-long professional development opportunity for educators like no other. The elite few who are selected receive over 100 CPE hours, research-based curriculum resources, and new methods for teaching STEM in their classrooms. Our very own, Mrs. Amanda Hawthorne, 3rd grade teacher at Fort Sam Houston Elementary School has been selected to represent Fort Sam Houston ISD as a member of the DoSeum STEM Teacher Cohort. As a selected participant, Mrs. Hawthorne will transform her method of teaching STEM by implementing units from the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum developed by the Boston Museum of Science. She will learn through an on-site practicum at The DoSeum, engaging with the museum’s education staff, and forming a collegial environment with educators from across the city. Mrs. Hawthorne will be able to apply the new curriculum and pedagogies to her students as well as share her new learning to strengthen and impact all learning environments at FSHE!

A STEM Artificial Intelligence Family Challenge!

The Curiosity Machine AI Family Challenge invites families to learn about Artificial Intelligence technology. Over the next 2 years, 3rd-8th grade students and their families will explore core concepts of AI research, apply AI tools to solve problems in their communities and have the opportunity to enter their ideas into a global competition. Families will learn the basics of AI through building 5 hands-on design challenges. Click the headline for more information!

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