Macie Simecek – Student Spotlight

Famous painter Bob Ross once said, “Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere – you only have to look to see it.” Ross was able to bring the beauty of this world to life through art, something Bales third-grader Macie Simecek knows a lot about. Inspired by the works of artists like Ross and Frida Kahlo, aspiring … Read More

Pepper Smith – Staff Spotlight

Whenever Pepper Smith was a little girl, she dreamed of becoming a teacher. She would go with her aunt to her one-room schoolhouse in Collinsville, TX and write on the chalkboard and pretend she was the one in charge. She grew up and went on to graduate from Sam Houston Teachers College, making her dream a reality when she landed … Read More

Sydney Le – Student Spotlight

At the beginning of this school year, Windsong fifth-grader Sydney Le received a surprise in the mail. It was a letter from the President of the United States. Le had written to him as a part of a class assignment the year before where students were asked to write a letter to an influential person. “I had to write my … Read More

FHS students teach kids in Bales’ Spanish Club

Every Friday morning this school year, select Friendswood High School seniors are working with 140 Bales Intermediate students to teach them the basics of the Spanish language in the Bales’ Spanish Club. The partnership is the result of a new Board-approved class at the high school called Spanish Seminar. For FHS students to be a part of the class, they … Read More

Sharon Dixon – Staff Spotlight

Whenever Bales 5th grade teacher Sharon Dixon was a little girl, her dad would tell her she could do anything – be anyone – she wanted if she put her mind to it. As she made her way through life, Dixon held tight to her father’s words and became many things: a student, a volunteer, a wife, a mother, a … Read More

Makayla Logsdon – Student Spotlight

Friendswood High School has great athletic programs with many teams winning District, advancing to playoffs and some even going all the way to State. While this is incredible, there is a group of people helping the players get there that often go unnoticed. Head Athletic Trainer Megan Duncan calls her group of student trainers “the team behind the team,” and … Read More

FJH Student Named Finalist in Broadcom MASTERS STEM Competition

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public on September 18 announced the 30 finalists in the 9th annual Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) middle school competition. Amongst these 30 finalists was Friendswood Junior High eighth-grader Ganesh Venu for his project “Can Potassium Help Save Water In Rice Production?”  Broadcom MASTERS, a program … Read More

Danyelle Moreno – Staff Spotlight

Westwood Elementary gifted and talented teacher Danyelle Moreno knew she wanted to teach since she was a little girl. She would spend her summers volunteering at summer school and loved seeing knowledge be passed along. More than anything though, Moreno loved seeing when students and teachers understood the material and each other. Moreno said she did not always feel understood … Read More

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