Kris Peek – Staff Spotlight

Cline and Windsong Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Facilitator Kris Peek has always had a love for learning and language. Born in the Philippines, she fluently spoke English and Filipino, but she would soon find herself having to learn a completely new language and be engulfed in a completely new culture. When she was 11, Peek and her family moved … Read More

Nathan Ruiz – Student Spotlight

If you ever met Cline kindergartner Nathan Ruiz, you would be shocked to learn he is just six-years-old due to his incredible maturity, outgoing personality and selfless ways. This young man is proving that no matter what your age is, you always have the ability to be kind. “Nathan sets a good example on how to treat others,” Cline Media … Read More

Brant Perry – Staff Spotlight

Brant Perry usually begins his day at 4 a.m. when he gets ready and makes the drive from Missouri City to the Friendswood ISD bus barn. Once he arrives at work around 6 a.m., he settles in, does his routine check-ups on his bus, and starts his route to pick up his “important passengers.” These passengers are what makes the … Read More

FISD District leaders shadow students on campuses

During the week following students’ return from Winter Break, Friendswood ISD District leaders were asked by Superintendent Thad Roher, who also participated, to shadow a student for part of a school day. Roher said he asked administrators and principals to participate in the activity in order to better understand students and what they go through while at school. “We are … Read More

Audra Byerley – Staff Spotlight

Cline art teacher Audra Byerley was once a student in Friendswood ISD, even attending Cline in kindergarten and first-grade. She described herself as being “awkward” and “quiet” back then, keeping to herself most of the time. But, whenever Byerley was engulfed in art, she did not feel awkward or quiet; she felt happy. Finding it to be an escape for … 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

Alexa Swett receives Student Hero Award

On May 1, State Board of Education member and former FISD Board of Trustees member Matt Robinson visited Cline Elementary to present third-grader Alexa Swett with the District 7 Student Heroes Award during a pep rally. The award is given out once a year by the State Board of Education. In the application, the Board asked for students of any … Read More

Carter Karacostas – Student Spotlight

It was the King of Creativity himself, Mr. Walt Disney, who said, “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” Encompassing all three ideas, Cline Elementary second-grader Carter Karacostas is proving creativity has no limits and no age requirement. Karacostas recently won a menu design contest for Gringos and Jimmy Changas. “My mom saw on one of the … Read More

Daniel Londa – Student Spotlight

The Scout Oath reads as follows: “On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” The obligations that come when taking the Scout Oath are to be completed not … Read More