FHS English III Teachers Implement A New Grading System

Last school year, a group of Friendswood High School English III teachers came together to implement a new form of non-punitive grading into their classrooms. The way it works is most assignments are considered “formatives,” or a way to practice a new skill. The students receive a score and feedback on the assignments, but the grade does not count for … Read More

FISD Named #1 School District in the Houston Area by Niche

Friendswood ISD has been ranked by Niche, a data analysis website, as the number one school district in the Houston area for the 2020-2021 school year. The District also ranks in the Top 10 Best School Districts in Texas. According to its website, Niche “combines rigorous analysis with authentic reviews to highlight the best schools, companies and neighborhoods.” These reviews … Read More

Virtual Learning in FISD Builds Relationships, Even Through a Screen

Every morning, students wake up and go to school. For some, that means walking outside, getting on a bus, and entering a classroom. For others, it means opening a computer. In Friendswood ISD, 26 percent of students are attending school virtually this nine-weeks, though that number will decrease to 13 percent for the second nine-weeks. Virtual learning in FISD is … Read More

Westwood Opens Its Outdoor Learning Center

While the world continues to step further into the digital realm, Westwood Elementary is taking a step back into nature with the opening of its outdoor learning center. Located in what was once just a grassy area, the space is dedicated to allowing kids to be outside, work interactively, and be creative. “Over the past few years, the trend is … Read More

The FISD Technology Department helps students learn virtually

In a socially distanced world, the Friendswood ISD Technology Department been more connected than ever. Since the closure of schools back in March, the Department has given out more than 1,000 devices consisting of Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hotspots for connectivity. This allowed for students to continue learning despite not being face-to-face in classrooms. “When we heard we were going to … Read More

FISD begins the 2020-2021 school year both in-person and virtually

Friendswood ISD kicked off the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, Aug. 31 with 6,121 students enrolled across the District, 1,548 of which opted for virtual learning for the first nine weeks. While some students signed on to their computers to do a virtual meet and greet with their new teachers, pre-k and Special Education students showed up for in-person learning. … Read More

FISD School Closure

The District will be closed on Wednesday, August 26 through Friday, August 28, 2020. At this time, school will resume on Monday, August 31st with the same schedule approved prior to the closure. • Monday, August 31st will follow the schedule initially set August 26th to include a virtual meet and greet (original scheduled times), in-person freshmen orientation (original times), in-person pre-k/Quest/PPCD/DBC and … Read More

Technology Information for Reopening

The 6-12 students will be issued a Chromebook from our classroom carts. They will get the Chromebook, power cord and a case. With current school start-up plans these will be handed out the first day of school for face to face students and we will schedule a time for pickup for the virtual students. We are waiting for the number … Read More

FHS Theatre’s Matilda Brings Home 13 Tommy Tunes Nominations

Sunday, March 22 the Tommy Tune Nominations for 2020 were announced. The Friendswood High School musical Matilda has received thirteen nominations for the 2020 Tommy Tune Awards sponsored by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston (TUTS). The FHS musical is nominated for best musical, best ensemble, best lighting design, best scenic design, best stage crew execution, best orchestra, best musical … Read More