Fort Sam Houston ISD

News and Announcements


We have some amazing teens, individuals and families who volunteer in our JBSA community. Now's your chance to spotlight their contributions and recognize their selfless service by nominating them for the Volunteer of the Year Award or Volunteer Excellence Award. All nominations must be submitted by March 23 for the April 18th JBSA Volunteer Awards Ceremony. Nomination packets and instructions can be found online by clicking the headline above.
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Cole Photography Named Best New Program in the State!

Recently, Cole Photography students traveled to Austin to the Association of Texas Photography Instructors Winter Conference where they competed against hundreds of students from schools across the state. The Cole Photography Program was named the Rising Star of Texas Photography Program - the top new program in the state. They won 1st place for their Photo Journalism Portfolio, 1st place for their Nature portfolio, and 2nd place for their Portrait portfolio.
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The Robert G. Cole High School JROTC cadets have earned the highest score ever on their recent accreditation inspection. The cadets scored 199 points out of a possible 200, earning them an unprecedented 99.5%. The cadets worked extremely hard and their level of execution was simply beyond exceptional in all aspects.
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Information Meeting on Graduation Requirements - RECORDED SESSION

On January 23, Cole held a Graduation Information Meeting. Our counseling team and academic support partners discussed graduation plans, endorsements, advanced academics, including dual credit, dual enrollment, and advanced placement, and the Alamo Academies program. Click on the headline above to watch a recording of the meeting.
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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.
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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
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Computer Science Students Find Bug in Facebook Code!

Cole High School students Parker Shuck and Brandon Guzman-Morales recently found a bug in a program from Facebook. While developing their own iOS app, the students downloaded the Facebook "API" code which would allow users in their app to log in using their Facebook account. But, the code they downloaded from Facebook didn't work. They were able to find the bug in the program and decided to email the engineers at Facebook to let them know. It was significant enough that the Facebook engineer that fixed the bug sent both students Facebook t-shirts, stickers, and $45 worth of Facebook coupons! Way to go, Parker and Brandon!
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Cole Dominates Robotics Contest!

Cole dominated at the TCEA Robotics Contest (Advanced Arena level) as both high school teams placed in the top 3! Our 8th grade team also did a great job in the Intermediate Arena contest scoring a personal team best and ranked in the top 15 out of 38 teams! Click the headline above for team rosters and pictures.
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