Trevor Reifel – Staff Spotlight

It is funny how sometimes life can bring a person full circle back to where they started, only this time to serve a new purpose; a new role. Friendswood High School Ag Science Teacher and FFA Sponsor Trevor Reifel was someone who experienced the full circle moment in life when he started as an FFA student and came back as … Read More

FISD Partners with the Bay Area Alliance

The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families Coalition (BAAYFC) gathered with Friendswood ISD staff on Friday, Jan. 1 in the FISD Annex to celebrate their newfound partnership. The purpose behind the union was to bring awareness and take preventative action against alcohol, tobacco and drug consumption/use of minors in and outside of school. “We started meeting with the administration … Read More

FHS Student Selected as Semifinalist in Regeneron Science Talent Search

Friendswood High School Senior Anushka Jetly was selected as one of 300 semi-finalists for the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The Regeneron STS is the nation’s “oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors,” according to its website. The purpose of the Regeneron STS is to give students a national stage on which to present original research … 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

Jovan Stojkovski – Student Spotlight

Friendswood ISD has students who come from all over the world, and one of those students is Windsong fifth-grader Jovan Stojkovski. Jovan was born in Skopje, Macedonia, a country located near Albania and Greece, in 2009. When he was just four years old, Jovan’s family decided to move to America in pursuit of better jobs and ended up finding themselves … Read More

FISD hosts Screenagers Parent Power Session

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Friendswood ISD hosted its first Parent Power Session of the year by doing a screening of the documentary Screenagers in the Friendswood Junior High Auditorium. Parent Power Sessions were started by the District during the 2018-2019 school year as a way to educate and empower parents about hot topics their students might be facing. Screenagers follows … Read More

Ashlyn Killian – Student Spotlight

Everyone’s life is filled with high notes and low notes, but for those who have crossed paths with FHS senior Ashlyn Killian, the notes are mostly high. Killian has been a part of the FHS Choir program for the past four years and is currently serving as president of the group. She said four years ago, she would have never … 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

FHS celebrates Homecoming for 2019, Class of 2000

The Friendswood High School Mustangs battled the Hightower High School Hurricanes during their Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 25 at Henry Winston Stadium. The Mustangs reigned victorious in a 21-2 win. During halftime, Homecoming candidates were escorted onto the field for the winners to be announced. The Homecoming Queen candidates were Ofelia Asemota, Shannon McGill and Anna McHenry. Deegan Gause, … 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