FISD proposes changes to current class rank system

During the Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, May 13, FISD administrators proposed eliminating class rank after the top 10 percent in Friendswood ISD. The proposal comes as a direct result of FISD’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan which calls for the year one specific result: Establish a system that eliminates class rank and cultivates each student’s unique path. In … Read More

Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament of Champions

On Thursday, May 16, Friendswood Junior High hosted its 11th annual Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS) Tournament of Champions. Prior to the start of the competition, eighth-grade students competed against their peers in their math class until a winner was established in each class. From there, the 22 individual winners from each class advanced to the tournament to compete against “the … Read More

William Clyburn – Student Spotlight

Whether he is on the stage, marching on the field or just simply walking down the hallway, William Clyburn was made to stand out. The FHS senior is someone who is known throughout the campus and throughout the community for his contagiously outgoing personality. Clyburn uses his bold nature in many campus activities. He is a member of the FHS … 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

May 1 Signing Day at FHS

Allie Hansen, Friendswood High School senior, signed a letter of intent to play water polo for Villanova University. She was named captain of both the swimming and water polo teams during both junior and senior years, led swim team to a 3rd place finish at the 5A state meet as a 1st-team all-state swimmer (2019), school record holder in the … 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

Tony Laurito – Student Spotlight

When trying something new, most people ease into it by getting their toes wet and testing the waters; however, Friendswood Junior High seventh-grader Tony Laurito dives in head first to the things he loves. At just five years old, Laurito began swimming competitively. It was obvious from early on that he had a natural talent for the sport, but as … Read More

The Chamber honors the Top Ten FHS Graduates

With graduation a month away, the Top 10 Friendswood High School graduates have been named. The Friendswood Chamber of Commerce honored the group for their academic success on Thursday, April 25, at the Green Event Center. Valedictorian for the Class of 2019 is Thomas Hamre. During his time at FHS, Hamre was a part of the Boys Basketball team, Student … Read More

Carter Payne – Student Spotlight

If ever you meet Bales Intermediate fourth-grader Carter Payne, you may not immediately see how exceedingly talented he is because of his humility and quiet demeanor; but, if you ever have the privilege of watching him perform, there will be no denying he is very gifted. Payne’s main passion lies in musical theater, but for being someone who performs in … Read More

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