Fishers High School

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Fishers High School
FishersHSlogo.png
Address
13000 Promise Road
Fishers, Indiana, Hamilton County, 46038
United States
Coordinates 39°58′40″N 85°58′00″W / 39.97778°N 85.96667°W / 39.97778; -85.96667Coordinates: 39°58′40″N 85°58′00″W / 39.97778°N 85.96667°W / 39.97778; -85.96667
Information
School type Public
Motto "Have pride, show character, build tradition"
Established Re-established 2006
School district Hamilton Southeastern Schools
CEEB Code 151041
Dean Greg Miller
Robert Seymour
Principal Jason Urban
Vice principal Valerie Piehl
Ryan Taylor
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,206[1]
Grade 9 759
Grade 10 613
Grade 11 569
Grade 12 590
Hours in school day 7:35 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Color(s) Red, white, and silver
Athletics conference Hoosier Crossroads Conference
Mascot Tiger
National ranking 467[2]
Newspaper Tiger Topics: N the Red
Snapshot FHS
Website
Fishers High School

Fishers High School (FHS) is the second high school in Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, Indiana. The student count for the 2012-2013 year was 2,531.[3] Fishers High School has been approved by the International Baccalaureate Organization as an IB World School, and began offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in the fall of 2007. The Fishers High School mascot is a tiger. The Tigers' athletic teams participate in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference.

Fishers High School runs on a traditional schedule with seven classes per day beginning at 7:35 am and ending at 2:55 pm. There are 7-minute passing periods between classes, and four 30-minute lunch periods during 4th and 5th period. In addition, there is a Student Mentor and Resource Time (SMaRT) period every Monday after third period, which serves as a special information period and a study hall for the students.

History[edit]

The original Fishers High School was located at Lantern Road and 116th Street, where the current Fishers Elementary School stands, but the school was demolished in 1969 after the opening of Hamilton Southeastern High School. In 2003, the current school opened as a freshman campus but, in 2007, the school opened a second wing which allowed for grades 9-12 to occupy the building. For the 2010-2011 school year, a 500 student expansion was constructed, connecting the A, B, and D hallways.[4] There has also been a recent expansion creating extensions of the A and B hallways to accommodate the schools ever-growing freshman class, which was completed in the summer of 2011.

School academic awards[edit]

  • The Fishers High School Spell Bowl team placed 4th in the state of Indiana after the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl State Championship on November 10, 2007.
  • The Fishers High School Destination Imagination team placed second at Destination Imagination's Regional Tournament in the Switching TraDItions improvisational competition, moving them on to the state competition in InDIana, it then placed fourth overall at State.
  • The Fishers High School Quiz Bowl team was a finalist at the National Academic Championships Tournament and became runner-up at the Cardinal Quiz Bowl Tournament in 2007. They won the Cardinal Quiz Bowl Tournament in 2008 and placed third at the White River Academic League Tournament. In the 2012-2013 season, the Quiz bowl team won the White River Academic League Tournament and placed 3rd in the National Tournament.
  • Fishers High School's student created assignment notebook was placed in a statewide competition, and made it to the top 8 in the state of Indiana. The assignment notebook was designed by Senior Ross Shafer.
  • The Fishers High School We the People team placed 4th at state after receiving a wild card to state in its first year
  • The Fishers High School all girls advanced show choir, Silver Sound, Placed first in the Lawrence Show Choir Competition in 2010.
  • The Fishers High School show choir, Silver Streak, placed first at the Mooresville High School Invitational in February 2009.
  • The Speech Team placed first at sectionals 2009-2014, and placed 2nd at state in 2012, 3rd in 2013, and were the state champions in 2014.
  • The Fishers High School We the People team placed 1st at state after winning the district competition in 2013 and in April 2014, the We the People team placed 4th at the National Competition in Washington, D.C.

Fishers High School athletics[edit]

Fishers participates in sports under IHSAA regulations and in IHSAA state rankings and tournaments. Currently, the school athletic directors are Jim Brown and Jon Miles.

School athletic awards

  • The Fishers High School Football team won the 2010 IHSAA 5A State Championship.
  • Fishers High school has won the Indiana High School Spirit Award for three years in a row in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
  • The Fishers High School Cross Country team won the 2007 IHSAA State Championship.
  • The Fishers High School Cross Country team placed 5th in 2008 IHSAA state.
  • The Fishers High School Cross Country team placed 7th in 2006 IHSAA state.
  • Competition Varsity Cheerleading won state in 2006.
  • The Fishers hockey team, which includes members from both Fishers High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School, won runner-up in State for 2008 and won State in 2006, 2009, and 2010 for 5a.
  • The Fishers High School Marching Tiger Band received a gold award at ISSMA regionals three years and a row and a gold two years in a row for ISSMA semi-state at Ben Davis High School. These are the highest accolades ever received by the marching band. The Band's drum line was one of a select group of high schools that performed with Madonna at the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show.[5]
  • Competition JV Cheerleading won state in 2007.
  • In 2007 the Fishers Wrestling team traveled to Toledo, OH to compete in the St. John Jesuit Invitation. The JV and Varsity teams both placed 2nd at the tournament.
  • The Fishers High School Winter Pecussion Ensemble placed 1st in the IPA state pre-liminaries, and 4th in IPA state finals in 2008
  • The Southeastern Rugby Club, which includes members from both Fishers High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School, won the Division II State title in 2008 with a 12-2 record. Throughout the main season, they were never scored on at home, and they went undefeated against other Division II teams.

Fishers High School clubs & activities[edit]

  • Dance Team (has won National Championships in 2009 and in 2011 and 2012, as a combined team with Hamilton Southeastern called "Fishers Fusion", as well as placing in the top 3 in State in 2008, 2009 and 2010)
  • Spanish Club[6]
  • French Club[7]
  • German Club[8]
  • Japanese Club
  • Key Club
  • Anime Club
  • RPG Club
  • Guitar Club
  • Student Council
  • Interact Club
  • Sit N' Knit Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Academic Team (Quiz Bowl, Spell Bowl, Super Bowl)
  • Speech Team
  • Harry Potter Club
  • Destination Imagination
  • International Thespian Society
  • Math Club/Team
  • National Honor Society
  • Quill and Scroll
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Nintendo Club
  • Art Club
  • Best Buddies
  • DECA
  • Drama Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Film Club
  • FFA
  • High School Literary Magazine
  • Recycling Club
  • Ski and Snowboard Club
  • Spirit Club
  • Step Club
  • Student Venture
  • Campus Life
  • We the People
  • Write Life Poetry Club
  • Fall/Winter Guard
  • Fishers High School FIRST Robotics Team (FRC Team 5010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fishers High School Enrollment Statistics and Information: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/FHS/about/enroll_stats.aspx
  2. ^ Fishers High School ranked among the top 500 in the nation according to Newsweek magazine: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/features/2011/americas-best-high-schools.html
  3. ^ Fishers High School Enrollment Statistics and Information: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/FHS/about/enroll_stats.aspx
  4. ^ "Fishers High School – Overview and Contact Information"
  5. ^ http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-hoosiers-perform-with-madonna-in-super-bowl-halftime-show-20120206,0,1366588.column
  6. ^ Fishers High School 2008-09 Student Handbook
  7. ^ Fishers High School 2008-09 Student Handbook
  8. ^ Fishers High School 2008-09 Student Handbook

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