Student Spotlight – Hunter Smyrl

Vince Lombardi once said, “Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect for authority is the price that each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” Coach Lombardi believed football was one of the sweetest parts of life, and Friendswood Junior … Read More

FHS Homecoming 2018

The Friendswood High School Mustangs battled the Shadow Creek High School Sharks during their Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 19 at Henry Winston Stadium. The Mustangs played a tough game resulting in a Shark 27-19 win. During halftime, Homecoming candidates were escorted onto the field for the winners to be announced. The Homecoming Queen candidates were Reagan Greny, escorted by … Read More

FHS Homecoming traditions – panel review

Every family has its traditions and the Friendswood High School family is no exception. There are deep-rooted traditions in the Mustang family, especially dealing with Homecoming, but how do people really feel about the traditions? Are they relevant? Are they outdated? Are they vital to the culture of Mustang Pride? Three people weighed in on this. Meet the panel: Pepper … Read More

Friendswood High School ‘rocks’ the Homecoming Parade

It was time to put another dime in the jukebox at the Rock ‘n’ Roll with Friendswood High School Homecoming parade on Thursday, Oct. 18 near First Baptist Church. There were 33 entries in the parade including cars for the Homecoming queen finalists, sweetheart finalists, alumni from the graduating classes of 1978 and 1999, and other clubs/organizations representing classic bands … Read More

FHS Spanish students write letters to Guatemalan hospital-bound children

Earlier this semester, Friendswood High School Spanish students took part in writing letters of encouragement to children in the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The idea came from two sisters, Ava, freshman, and Sarah Carambat, junior, who approached their Spanish teacher D’Ann Hervada about wanting to give back. Giving back has always been a big part … Read More

Student Spotlight – Luke Revere

Friendswood High School senior Luke Revere is the modern-day version of Clark Kent / Superman by showing how two very different worlds can collide into one. Revere puts every stereotype to rest when it comes to defining a “classic jock” or a “classic nerd.” Instead of allowing himself to be categorized, Revere pursues his passions with equal ambition. Revere is … Read More

FHS has five named National Merit Semifinalists

Friendswood High School had five students named semifinalists in the 2019 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

Student Spotlight – DJ Jacob Garza

Mark Twain once said, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Windsong Elementary fourth grader Jacob Garza is a walking billboard of this concept. For the past two years, Garza has been living out his dream of becoming a professional DJ. His journey first began when his uncle gave him his first … Read More

FJH continues to have success with the Mustang Impact program

The word “impact” is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “to have a direct effect on.” To effect is to change, and at Friendswood Junior High, the effect – the change – being seen in students since the start of the Mustang Impact program, has been one of positivity, safety and support. The Mustang Impact program was started by Principal … Read More

FISD pushes its social-emotional learning initiative

Friendswood ISD is pushing social-emotional learning (SEL) as one of its main initiatives during the 2018-2019 school year. This initiative is the third of six layers in the FISD Safety Action Plan which was implemented by the Board of Trustees on July 30, 2018. SEL is defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) as “the process … Read More