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Hornet's Nest Podcast

Hornet's Nest Podcast

By Flour Bluff ISD
Flour Bluff ISD is one of the top rated school districts in South Texas. We pride ourselves on having highly qualified teachers, award winning extracurricular programs, unique educational opportunities and a strong sense of community.Each episode of the Flour Bluff ISD Hornet’s Nest dives deeper into a variety of educational news, district achievements and resources for parents and the community with a special guest on each episode. Stay tuned to keep connected to Flour Bluff ISD.
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S1E5: Tomorrow Begins Today...Gearing Up for Kindergarten

Hornet's Nest Podcast

S3 E2: Flour Bluff High School Graduation 2022
On this episode of the Hornet's Nest Podcast we sat down with Flour Bluff High School's Valedictorian Andrea Montenegro Polanco and Salutatorian Kritika Adhikari to discuss their student life at Flour Bluff High School and their exciting futures. 
May 20, 2022
S3E1 - Military Families
Flour Bluff ISD is proud to kick off our new season of the Hornet's Nest Podcast by welcoming Joe Holder, our School Military Liaison to the show! The month of April is the Month of the Military Child! It is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices and the challenges they overcome. Listen and learn about Joe's role as a school liaison, Flour Bluff's rich history with our local military, and learn about our many resources for our military families! To learn more about our military resources, visit our page here:
April 08, 2022
S2E4 - Welcome to the Flour Bluff Libraries
On this episode of the Hornet’s Nest we’re shinning the spotlight on the many resources our school libraries provide. This week's guests are Jennifer Krnavek, Lead Librarian and the Librarian at Flour Bluff Junior High, and Sarah Chapman, Flour Bluff High School Librarian. Check out the Flour Bluff ISD Campus Libraries.... ECC Library Website Primary Library Website Elementary Library Website Intermediate Library Website Junior High Library Website High School Library Website
April 07, 2021
S2E3: Transfers
Episode 3 of Season 2 of the Hornet’s Nest is all about Transfers. The District is currently accepting transfer applications for students who reside outside the boundaries of the district but would like to attend FBISD. Today, on the Hornet’s Nest we have Dr. Allison Schaum, Chief Academic Officer. To find out more about the transfer process, click here.
February 25, 2021
S2E2: COVID-19 Update
On this episode of the Hornet's Nest podcast we are bringing our listeners up-to-date on what we're doing in FBISD to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We caught up with Superintendent Velma Soliz-Garcia, Associate Superintendent Dr. Linda Barganski, Flour Bluff High School Principal James Crenshaw, and Flour Bluff Elementary Principal Dr. Nikol Youngberg to provide more details on what we doing to keep students and staff safe in FBISD.
January 15, 2021
S2E1: Season 2 Kick-Off - All Things Transportation
For the kick-off episode of Season 2 of the Hornet's Nest Podcast we caught up with FBISD Transportation Director Carlos Vargas to talk about all things transportation. In this episode, Mr. Vargas brings our audience up-to-date on new bus routes, Z-Pass, Infofinder, Laguna Shores construction and the impact of COVID-19 on transporting students to and from school.
November 20, 2020
S1E6: FBISD Social Services
For the final episode of season 1 of the Hornet’s Nest Podcast, we invited Mr. Bryant Gray, the District’s Social Worker, to the Hornet’s Nest to talk about how he works to connect students and families to District and community resources. Mr. Gray touches on the many hats he wears around the district including providing resources for families in need, abstinence classes, the District's H.O.S.T.S. Mentoring program and other programs for students.  Show Notes: Bryant Gray Contact Email -
June 19, 2020
S1E5: Tomorrow Begins Today...Gearing Up for Kindergarten
We're looking to the future in this episode of the Hornet's Nest Podcast. In August, we'll welcome many new students at the Early Childhood Center. For many of the students, this will be their first time to attend school and we know parents have lots of questions. On this episode, we invited Early Childhood Center Principal, Amy Seeds, to answer the most frequently asked questions. She even dives into a few things parents can do now to help make the transition in August smoother. Enjoy this episode because tomorrow begins today...we're gearing up for kindergarten. Show Notes: Early Childhood Center Website - Top Five Skills Necessary for a Smoother Transition Into School Early Childhood Center Frequently Asked Questions
June 08, 2020
S1E4: Untraditional Senior Year, Untraditional Graduation: Reflections from the Valedictorian & Salutatorian
This episode is very special. We’ve invited two hardworking members of the Flour Bluff High School senior class to talk to us about their untraditional senior year and upcoming untraditional graduation. We welcome to the Hornet’s Nest Flour Bluff High School Valedictorian, Isabella Williams, and Salutatorian, Katie Anderson.
June 08, 2020
S1E3: Social & Emotional Health During School Closure
This episode of the Hornet's Nest Podcast focuses on how our teachers and staff are reaching out to ensure the social and emotional health of our students while dealing with new "normals" of school closures, disrupted schedules and stay-at-home requirements. These significant changes can cause anxiety and depressive moments. Our two guests on the Hornet's Nest Podcast talk about positive things students (and adults) can do to help maintain their social and emotional health. Julie Burnett, Licensed Professional Counselor at FBHS, and Candace Wofford, Biology and Social Emotional Learning teacher at FBHS, provide tips and tricks to help get through these uncertain times by having social and emotional connectedness. Below are a list of resources referenced in the podcast. SHOW NOTES: Julie Burnett District Google Site - Parent Consent Form - Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Take Home Packet Warm Fuzzy Thoughts Healthy Emotion Regulation Strategies and Check-In Helpful Websites
April 24, 2020
S1E2: School Closure – How FBHS and Athletics Are Keeping Students Engaged
This episode of the Hornet's Nest takes a step inside distance learning at Flour Bluff High School during the school closure due to COVID-19. This two-part interview with FBHS Principal James Crenshaw and FBISD Athletic Director Chris Steinbruck brings listeners inside our distance learning and takes a peek into how teachers are continuing to teach and students are engaged and learning at Flour Bluff High School even with school buildings closed. Coach Steinbruck talks about how coaches are helping to keep student athletes conditioning to prepare to resume seasons once school is back in sessions. He also talks about plans the UIL has for playoffs and to continue seasons after May 4.
April 10, 2020
S1E1: FBISD Response to COVID-19
This is the kick-off episode of the Hornet's Nest featuring FBISD Superintendent, Dr. David Freeman. In this episode, Dr. Freeman talks about what the district has been doing in response to our school closure due to COVID-19 or the coronavirus. He discusses distance learning, graduation, what a school closure means for district employees and what the District's plan is moving forward under state and local closure mandates.
March 28, 2020
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March 26, 2020