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

Caroline Velek – Student Spotlight

To dance is to tell a story; each turn a new chapter, each movement a reflection of peaks and valleys. To dance is to enliven tales that may not otherwise be told, so today, let us dance with Caroline Velek as we tell her story. Velek is a senior at Friendswood High School and the Grand Marshal of the Wranglerettes. … Read More

FHS wins big at 2019 STEM Challenge at UHCL

On Saturday, April 6, Friendswood High School had 16 computer science students compete in the 2019 STEM Challenge at the University of Houston Clear Lake. The team competed against nearly 40 other teams, including teams from local community colleges and UHCL. FHS won many of the top awards offered. The STEM Challenge is funded through the National Science Foundation and … Read More

Galveston County Fair Results

“Please help us congratulate the following students for their success at the 2019 Galveston County Fair and Rodeo (3/29-4/06). This fair is what our students work hard for all year long,” said FHS Agriculture Science Teacher Rachel Hults. (*18 Friendswood FFA members made the Jr. Market Livestock and Jr. Commercial Heifer Auctions) Jr. Breeding Beef Heifers Beefmaster • Kiki Hubbard 1st … Read More

Thomas Mataro – Student Spotlight

One of the most common fears people have is public speaking. The idea of standing in front of a crowd with all eyes glued on them is enough to make some people shudder. To get up and speak on a hot-button issue, however, is arguably even more frightening. When Friendswood High School senior Thomas Mataro joined the Academic Decathlon, AD, … Read More

Wranglerettes Attend National Competition

The Friendswood High School Wranglerettes attended the MA National Dance Competition on the weekend of March 22nd in Fort Worth. The team came home as National Champions with many of their dances as well as other top awards. The team was awarded first place in its jazz and kick routines, and third place in its pom routine in the extra-large … Read More

Jeff Yalden – Parent Power Session

On March 27, motivational speaker Jeff Yalden spoke to FHS students, employees and parents across Friendswood ISD. “I’m a man who lives with mental illness and I’m proud of that,” Yalden began his speech. “I have major depression, bipolar type 2 and PTSD.” From an early age, Yalden said he knew he struggled with mental illness, but he did not … Read More

Student Spotlight – James and Nathan Pine

It doesn’t take a gathering of angels appearing above their heads to get James and Nathan Pine to “come sail away.” The Windsong fifth-graders make the 1977 Styx song background noise as they compete in regattas, both nationally and internationally. The Pines’ interest in the sport came after spending time sailing with their grandpa during the summer when they were … Read More

Student Spotlight – Michael Richards

Imagine a world without baseball games, without movie theaters, without certain restaurants, without circuses. Imagine living in a state of constant fear. That world was Westwood Elementary second-grader Michael Richards’ reality from the time he was a baby. It was not until after his first birthday that Michael’s parents discovered their son had been born with a life-threatening peanut allergy. … Read More

FISD hosts an Anxiety Parent Power Session

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Rochelle Bridges, MA, LMFT came to speak to Friendswood ISD students and parents about anxiety as a part of FISD’s Parent Power Session series. She helped define anxiety, discuss why it is problematic and how to cope with it. Bridges said a common misconception about anxiety is it is just in the person’s head and can … Read More