News and Announcements


With the continued weather conditions, power outages and water issues in our area, FSHISD is cancelling school for all students and staff for the remainder of the week. We hope that you and your families are continuing to stay safe and warm. We look forward to reconnecting with you all on Monday, February 22nd.

Public Hearing on TAPR

The district will host a public hearing on its 2019-2020 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) during the Board Meeting scheduled for January 21, 2021, at 11:00 am. The meeting will be streamed live on the district Facebook page at

Fort Sam Houston ISD Schools Receive Purple Star Designation

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced on Thursday that both Fort Sam Houston Elementary School and Robert G. Cole Middle and High School have been awarded the Purple Star Designation for their support and commitment to meeting the unique needs of their military-connected students. 
(Click the headline above for more info.)


Cole alum Bree Randle donated bone marrow to a complete stranger 4 years ago. Click the headline above to read the touching article about how the two finally met. Way to go, Bree!


Please click the headline above for a very important letter from Dr. Gary Bates, our Superintendent of Schools dated October 2, 2020. It contains important updates regarding spectators at our home athletic events.

Thanksgiving Message

Click the headline above to see a heartfelt video message from Dr. Bates and also find a link to some useful holiday safety ideas from the CDC.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FSHISD's State Financial Accountability Rating

Fort Sam Houston Independent School District will hold a public meeting on November 19, 2020 at 11:00am in the Professional Development Center at
1908 Winans Road, San Antonio, Texas. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District’s rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” on the state’s financial accountability system.


Please join the students and faculty of Cole Middle and High School on Tuesday, November 10th, 10:00-11:00 a.m., as we honor those who have served or currently serve in our armed forces to protect and preserve the liberties we all enjoy. The annual Veterans Day observances will feature the Cole Choir, Band performances and tributes to all of our veterans. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, we invite you to watch the ceremony on the FSHISD Facebook page at

District Tech Department Highlighted on WOAI

Our very own FSHISD Technology Department was featured on WOAI News on Wednesday! Click the headline above to see the news story. Dr. Rios is also scheduled to be interviewed live on KSAT this coming Sunday at 8:00 am. Great job, Tech Team!
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