District News

Celebrate "Month of the Military Child"!
Since 1986, installations, schools, and communities have designated April as, “The Month of the Military Child”.  The celebration recognizes the contribution that military children make as their parent or parents serve our nation. At FSHISD, we are honored to serve our military children and their families. Please join us this April in celebrating our Military Kids with a full calendar of activities! Click HERE to see our planned activities.

Due to the school inclement weather closures on January 24, Fort Sam Houston ISD schools will be in session on Friday, April 25th for a make up day. Classes will begin at the normally scheduled time, but will dismiss early that day. The Ft. Sam Houston Elementary School will dismiss at 11:45. Cole Middle and High School and the Military Coop will dismiss at 12:30. All regular bus routes will run at those times.

Cougar Pride Club Golf Tournament!
The Cole Cougar Pride Club will host their 1st annual 4-person golf scramble on Saturday, April 19th at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Course at 12:30 pm. Cost is only $60 per person and includes green fees, cart, gift bag, and a BBQ dinner. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as longest drive and longest putt. All proceeds will benefit Cole Middle and High School! Click HERE for a flier.

Board Approves 2014-2015 School Year Calendar
At its regular board meeting in February, the FSHISD School Board unanimously approved the school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. A copy of the calendar can be found HERE. It can also be found under the calendar tab on the district website.

District Introduces Safety Tracker App
In our continuing efforts to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for our students and staff, the Ft. Sam Houston Independent School District introduces our new FSHISD Safety Tracker App. The app, available for iPhones and Android devices, allows users to submit safety concerns they might have with the district and our schools. Users can submit text messages, images, or video and the submissions can be anonymous if desired. School administrators will receive notification of the submissions and will review all tips entered through the system. Directions for download (including the school codes needed for using the app) can be found HERE. Thanks for your continued support of FSHISD!

Cole High School News

Cole Builds AcaDec Team for Next Year!

It is time to recruit Academic Decathletes for next year!  Academic Decathlon is open to students who will be in grades 10-12.  Did you know that AcaDec is not just for top students?  A, B, and C students are needed.  There are 3 competition levels, so students compete against others at their own academic level.  Please be advised that preparation for competition does require a lot of reading.  The 10 events are art, economics, essay, interview, language & literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, and speech.  Students compete in all categories, but do not have to excel across the board.  The theme for next year is New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation.
For information about next year’s theme see http://usad.org/Footer-Menu/Other/2014_2015Curriculum.aspx
For information about Academic Decathlon at Cole High School or to sign up for next year: http://libguides.fshisd.net/AcaDec2015

Cougar Pride Club Fundraiser
Show your team spirit by joining the Cole Cougar Pride Club for a fundraiser. Just come into the Broadway Street Chipotle on Broadway & Carnahan (near the Witte) on Thursday, April 24th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, and bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or simply tell the cashier and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the school. We hope you can come!

Cougar Pride Club Needs You!
It's time to start building the Cougar Pride Club 2014-2015 Board and they plenty of openings! The Cougar Pride Club is a parent teacher organization whose primary function is to provide a voluntary organization exclusively for the pursuit of student excellence in educational activities associated with Cole Middle and High School.  

All of the following positions are open for the 2014-2015 school year: 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President- Middle School, Concessions Chair, Hospitality/C Awards Chair, Volunteer Coordinator, Parliamentarian, Publicity, Book Fair, Scholarships, Cougar Tunnel Support, Middle School Parent Liaison, High School Staff Liaison, and Middle School Staff Liaison For detailed job descriptions, click HERE.

For specific questions or to nominate yourself for a committee position, please contact Amber Scott at 760-267-1615 or amberjoyscott1@yahoo.com.

Choir Students Excel at Contest
Congratulations to Meghan Harger, Julie Daigle, Mahkyla Howes, and Natalie Garza. These four young ladies represented Robert G. Cole at Wagner High School at the recent UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. All four students earn a 1st Division "Superior" Rating on their solo and all four also qualified to advance to the All State Solo and Ensemble Contest held in Pflugerville in May. Way to go!

AcaDec Takes 2nd at Regionals & 5th at State!
The Cole High School Academic Decathlon team worked all year to push through Regionals with a 2nd place finish and achieve 5th place at State.  Every one of the dedicated team members strove to be their best.  The team, all first year Decathletes, worked hard through many hours and did an outstanding job representing Cole High School.  The students received a total of 46 medals, including 17 individual at the Regional Meet and 12 individual at State.  Each one of our competitors has proven their amazing potential.  Elise Miller, Brandon McClellan, Meagan Folmar, Patrick Maloney, James Knight, D’Mia Spivey, Joe Gonzalez, Bailey, and one other competitor, have been phenomenal.  Each one has been an instrumental part of the competition team. Click HERE to see state competition results and HERE for regional results.

CPC Needs Help with Book Fair!
The Cougar Pride Club is seeking a parent to chair the Book Fair Committee. Book fairs are held twice a year in the Cole Media Center for all students in grades 7-12.  The committee chair is responsible for setting up for the book fair and coordinating parent volunteers to assist in running the event.  All proceeds earned from the book fairs benefit the Robert G. Cole library. If  they do not find a coordinator, they may have to cancel the spring event.  If you are interested or would like additional information, please contact Jeanna Smith at jeannaps@yahoo.com.  

Get Great Cole Photos Online and Support Our Photography Class!
In a smartphone world, we all have good snapshots, but without the right camera, the right lens, and the right angle, it's hard to get a great photograph.  In an effort to share great photographs and support their program, the Cole journalism students launched a new photo website featuring photos of Cougar athletics, campus events, and digital artwork.  Whether you want a 4x6 to stick on the fridge, a 16 x 20 to frame on the wall, or a canvas gallery wrap to feature unique artwork, you can select your image and have the perfect print mailed directly to your home!  All items are competitively priced and every sale supports the Cole journalism program helping fund gallery exhibits, photographic equipment, and sending students to conferences and competitions. Visit their photo page at www.colehs.smugmug.com and use the password COUGARS (all caps) to see these amazing images. If you have questions or suggestions for coverage, please contact Mrs. Marafioto at bmarafioto@fshisd.net

Get Your Cole Cougar Family Athletic Pass!  
Want an easy way to get your whole family into all home games this year? Buy a Family Season Pass. There are two options. Option #1 is $75 and is good for two adults and three children. Option #2 is $40 and is good for one adult and two children. Ask the ticket seller at the next event you attend or contact the athletic office at 210-368-8752.

Students! Check Your Grades Online!
Students, take control of your learning! Cole Middle and High School students can now set up their own GradeSpeed monitoring account and check their grades and attendance online. Simply click on the appropriate link on the right side of this page, depending on whether you are at school or at home. All you need is your six digit student ID number. The default password for everyone is pencil. (You'll be prompted to create a new password the first time you log in.) For a brief video tutorial of how to navigate the system, click HERE.

Free Technology Training Online!
The Fort Sam Houston ISD  recently purchased a site license with Atomic Learning, an online resource for technology video tutorials. The service provides "as needed" access to over 40,000 video tutorials covering over 120 software applications. In addition to being a great resource for students and teachers, all FSHISD parents can also access the site!

 March 2014




Welcome to the Robert G. Cole High School Website!
Much of the information you need to support your child can be found on this web site.  Please access it often so that you will be informed concerning school and district issues.  We are excited to continually update our technology and hope that it helps disseminate information to families in a more organized manner. 
Friday, April 18
Cole Student & Staff Holiday
Monday, April 21
TAKS Exit Level ELA
Tuesday, April 22
STAAR 6th & 7th grade Math, 8th grade Social Studies
TAKS Exit Level Math
Wednesday, April 23
TAKS Exit Level Science, 6th & 7th grade Reading, 8th grade Science STAAR
Thursday, April 24
TAKS Exit Level Social Studies

Want to know more about the Cole Cougar Athletic Program?  Want to follow along as the young men and women at Cole achieve success?  Cole now has a new website that will show you just that!  Click the link below to find out more...

Cougar Athletics Website

This website is constantly being updated!  Also, feel free to leave us feedback.  We would like to hear what you have to say about the site and ways we can continue to improve on the site itself.  If you have any photos you would like to add for your sport please email them to lfox@fshisd.net

NEW! Student GradeCheck Online!