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

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

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 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

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

HOSA International Conference Results

Last week Shriya Alli and Haley Romine had the opportunity to attend the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. Besides the United States, students from Mexico, Canada, China and American Samoa were in attendance and competed. The students competed in First Aid/CPR Skills. “I am pleased to announce that the students placed in the top 10 at the conference. … Read More

FISD School Board makes changes to class rank policies

Friendswood ISD joins a number of high performing school districts who have changed their high school class ranking policies. Board members voted unanimously in favor of changes to board policy EIC Local Monday, June 10, 2019. The vote capped an eight-month process of district research which included input from students, parents and staff. The research gathered supports the understanding that … Read More

FHS Graduation 2019

On Sunday, May 26, 501 graduates from Friendswood High School class of 2019 walked the stage of the Don Coleman Community Coliseum in Spring Branch ISD. The graduating seniors selected the class motto, “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re … Read More

Ruben Rubalcava

If there is one thing that can universally bring people together, it is food. Everyone loves to eat. From gourmet mushroom risotto to a classic American cheeseburger, the thing that makes these dishes so delicious is the same thing that makes all of life’s moments sweeter: love. Friendswood High School senior Ruben Rubalcava has been in the FHS culinary arts … Read More