Natalie Alnas – Student Spotlight

When you hear the word “genius” perhaps your mind immediately thinks of Stephen Hawking or Albert Einstein, but Friendswood ISD believes anyone can be a genius, no matter how famous or how old. Genius Hour is something that was implemented across elementary schools in FISD four years ago. The idea was taken from big-business companies like Google and Microsoft who … Read More

Bales and Windsong Destination Imagination Teams Advance to State

On Feb. 16, students from Westwood Elementary, Bales Intermediate and Windsong Intermediate competed in the Destination Imagination Gulf Coast Regional Competition. One Windsong team and one Bales team won first place in their respective divisions. Bales also came home with the Torchbearer Award for making a difference in their community, and Windsong won the Instant Challenge Medal for having the … Read More

Student Spotlight – Vanessa Marsh, Danna Cai, Alexis and Jolie Jackson

On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 26, the Wesley Center at Clear Lake United Methodist Church was filled with the sounds of all kinds of different instruments playing all kinds of different melodies. It was a hodgepodge of noise and music and chatter; however, the loudness in the room was drowned out by the beating of four young ladies’ hearts … Read More

Student Spotlight – Oscar Garza-Guerrero

Like many students, Bales Intermediate fifth grader Oscar Garza-Guerrero, 10, started the school year with a fresh, new haircut. Unlike most students, the reason for Garza-Guerrero’s haircut was not to make an impression on his classmates, but rather leave an impression on his neighbor’s heart. Garza-Guerrero’s neighbor of four years, Jennifer Harper, has been battling cancer and lost her hair … Read More