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

Sydney Le – Student Spotlight

At the beginning of this school year, Windsong fifth-grader Sydney Le received a surprise in the mail. It was a letter from the President of the United States. Le had written to him as a part of a class assignment the year before where students were asked to write a letter to an influential person. “I had to write my … Read More

FHS students teach kids in Bales’ Spanish Club

Every Friday morning this school year, select Friendswood High School seniors are working with 140 Bales Intermediate students to teach them the basics of the Spanish language in the Bales’ Spanish Club. The partnership is the result of a new Board-approved class at the high school called Spanish Seminar. For FHS students to be a part of the class, they … Read More

Makayla Logsdon – Student Spotlight

Friendswood High School has great athletic programs with many teams winning District, advancing to playoffs and some even going all the way to State. While this is incredible, there is a group of people helping the players get there that often go unnoticed. Head Athletic Trainer Megan Duncan calls her group of student trainers “the team behind the team,” and … Read More

FJH Student Named Finalist in Broadcom MASTERS STEM Competition

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public on September 18 announced the 30 finalists in the 9th annual Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) middle school competition. Amongst these 30 finalists was Friendswood Junior High eighth-grader Ganesh Venu for his project “Can Potassium Help Save Water In Rice Production?”  Broadcom MASTERS, a program … Read More

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