FHS has four named National Merit Semifinalists

Friendswood High School had four students named semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition. This competition evaluates the scores high school students (not exceeding their junior year) receive on their Preliminary SAT (PSAT) / National Merit Qualifying Test (NMQT) to create a selection index score. This score is calculated by doubling the sum of the reading, writing and language, … Read More

Darius Goharkhay – Student Spotlight

Sometimes the smallest gestures make the biggest impact. Cline second-grader Darius Goharkhay proved that whenever he forfeited his team’s win to his classmates. During a review game for an upcoming math test, Goharkhay’s team was about to win the game when he noticed one of classmates looking sad. “I knew we were going to win the game, but I saw … Read More

FJH Cheerleaders strive for kindness

This year, the Friendswood Junior High eighth-grade cheerleaders will be hearing from strong females in the Friendswood community in order to encourage them to be leaders on their campus. “It’s my hope over time our girls will be more confident, positive leaders,” Stephanie Meyers, FJH cheer sponsor, said. Meyers said her idea to bring in strong, female role models came … Read More

Jimmy Jones – Staff Spotlight

Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us.” Someone who has shaped the buildings and hearts of Friendswood ISD is Director of Maintenance Jimmy Jones. Jones has been a member of the FISD family for 17 years, mostly working in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) for 15 years before becoming the director over all maintenance … Read More

Gracie Kempken – Student Spotlight

The first time Gracie Kempken ever walked into an FFA convention, she was just twelve years old, navigating her seventh-grade year. She was a dancer, but the FFA State Convention was not a place where flowy, bedazzled outfits necessarily fit in. Instead, she sat in an icy coliseum and watched thousands of students dressed in blue and gold corduroy jackets … Read More

Quan Le – Staff Spotlight

In the United States, anywhere the road leads, you are bound to see an American flag, raised tall and blowing in the wind. For so many, it is a symbol of freedom: a symbol of hope. That is what  Friendswood Junior High Janitor Quan Le sees when he looks at the flag. Le grew up in Dà Nang, Vietnam. At … Read More

FISD Welcomes New Faces With A “Roaring” New Employee Luncheon

The Friendswood ISD Education Foundation (FEF) hosted a Roaring 20’s New Employee Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 2 at Hope Village Event Center. The District welcomed more than 70 new faces to the Mustang Family. “FEF is honored to host the FISD New Employee Luncheon each year,” FEF Executive Director Ashley Adair said. “As a new employee myself, it was such … Read More

FISD welcomes back its employees at Convocation

The auditorium at Friendswood High School was filled with excitement on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 7 as 840 Friendswood ISD employees kicked off the start of a new school year at Convocation. The event got off to a great start with Superintendent Thad Roher recognizing new employees, including a few FHS alumni. Following a short introduction, he asked the … Read More

Family Announces Legacy Gift Commitment to Friendswood ISD Education Foundation

Local resident, Carla Stinson, has committed $200,000 in planned estate giving to the Friendswood ISD Education Foundation (FEF). Stinson’s gift is the first of its kind in FISD and will pave the way for a new generation of giving.  Stinson said her desire to give comes after the amazing experience her daughter, a 2004 graduate of Friendswood High School, had … Read More

Health Science Students Travel Abroad

Six (6) Health Science students and one (1) Health Science Teacher took a health science-related trip to England and Scotland from July 16-24, 2019. In England the students took a medical walking tour, visited the Florence Nightingale Museum, participated in a forensic workshop, rode the London Eye, saw “Wicked” the play, went on the “Jack the Ripper” tour,  visited the … Read More