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History of FMHS

Flower Mound High School is located on 52 acres of land that was purchased in 1993. FMHS opened its' doors on Agust 11, 1999, to 986 freshman and sophomores and 108 staff members led by principal, Norman Reuther. The alma mater was written by Dr. Mark Rohwer and his students. Mike Brown, Band Director, was named the first Teacher of the Year.

Middle schools feeding FMHS in its second year were Forestwood and McKamy. The student body increased to 1700 students as an additional 700 freshmen were added. In order to accommodate the additional students, another wing with 45 more classrooms were added. That year, 2000-2001, was the first year for varsity sports even though there were no seniors. Flower Mound High School was recognized as Exemplary school. Jill Wallace, Science Department Chair, was named Teacher of the Year.

August 2001 saw the beginning of the first year to have four grades. The student body grew to over 2400. Fine Arts continued to flourish as the Auditorium was opened on the first day of school. The first graduating class of 424 seniors walked across the stage in May 2002 at the Univeristy of North Texas beginning a Jaguar tradition. For the first time in history of LISD, two studented tied for the position of Valedictorian. Carol Niccum, math teacher and PSAT coach, was named Teacher of the Year.

Enrollment contined to grow in 2002-2003, and the SAT mean score reached 1100; 486 students took 845 AP exams. Nine-five percent of the senior class indicated that they would attend college in the fall. The 2003 graduating class of 445 students was the first to attend FMHS for all four year of high school. Mary Fiebigger, English teacher, fondly known as "The Hammer" was named Teacher of the Year.

In 2003-04, Jack Clark took over the reign as Principal. The Jaguar Football Stadium and Athletic Complex was "open for business" in the fall. Enrollment was near 2600 students in four grades and the mean SAT score rose to 1117. Thirty-give students were named National Merit Commended students and seven were named National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists. Four students were named as National Scholars. Based on AP score, the students earned for the school $37,000. In May, 632 seniors graduated in the largest senior class so far including 7 military academy appointments. D Magazine recognized FMHS as one of the top six high schools in the metroplex. Tim Young, Math teacher, was not only named FMHS Teacher of the Year, but also LISD Teacher of the year. Dedrick Buckels, Developmental teacher, was named New Teacher of the Year for LISD.

2004-2005 brought much success to FMHS as our outstanding music department was awarded the Grammy Signature Gold Award. The FMHS One Act Play placed 3rd inthe state out of 240 5A schools. The SAT Mean score went up again to 1121 and 1,613 students were enrolled in AP courses. Seventeen seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists and 14 were named Finalists. Six students were named National Scholars. Mary Walker, math teacher and UIL Director, was named Teacher of the Year. In May, 613 senior graduated.

The story continued in 2005-06 as 2804 students walked the halls of FMHS including seven students who became Jaguars from Hurrican Katrina. The largest freshmen class ever entered FMHS in August with 761 students. In May, 659 seniors graduated. FMHS named our stadium The Neal E. Wilson Jaguar Stadium in honor of Coach Wilson's outstanding contribution to the LISD athletic department over the past 20 years. The school was proud to announce its 32 National Merit Commended students, 22 National Merit Semifinalists, and 19 National Merit Finalists. As well, three students were named national Hispanic Students. Once again, the music department was honored with the Grammy signature Gold Award, and ten percent of the state VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) awards were won by FMHS art students from 16,000 entries. DeLynn Denton, French teacher, was a finalist for Teacher of the Year and Lindsey Gastorf was named as a finalist for LISD New Teacher of the Year. Proudly, our principal, Jack Clark was named LISD Principal of the Year.

Flower Mound High School continued to grow and excel in 2006-07. The school opened with 2,876 students with another freshmen class setting a record with 811 students. The graduating class of 2007 consisted of 673 graduates. FMHS recognized 49 Commended National Merit Scholars, 13 National Merit Semifinalists and 12 National Merit Finalists. Four National Hispanic Scholars were recognized as well as one American Achievement Scholar. The class of 2007 had 92 percent enter college in the fall of 2007. The students again excelled in many areas. The Jaguar Chorale was invited to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association, one of only three 5A choirs. The FMHS drumline won the Drumline National Champion PASIC 2007. Robotics team complted in an International competition and placed 3rd. A student placed 5th in the Nation on the STAR Trig Test. Six FMHS students received national awards at the National WordMasters vocabulary Competition receiving perfect scores. The Art department had 7 students chosen for the state Gold Seal Exhibition and 15 Gold Vase awards. The athletic teams were in the spotlight as well for all teams making it to at least district playoffs with some winning district titles. Math educator, Jill Barclay, was Teacher of the Year. The students, faculty, parents and community of FMHS continue to soar to exceptional heights. Jack Clark retired as principal of FMHS after 36 years in education.

The 2007-2008 year started with over 3000 students under new leadership Principal Paul Moon. Flower Mound continues the tradition with a vision statement, "A World Class School Educating Tomorrow's Leaders".

*History was provided to us by the FMHS PTSA*

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