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

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

Student Spotlight – Cole Brock, Skyler Cloyd and Nicole McGill

Whoever said breakfast is the most important meal of the day clearly has not experienced lunch at Friendswood Junior High. In early February of this year, the Best Friends Lunch Club began. It originated as a pilot program earlier in the year when teachers selected a few students to eat lunch with the special education students a couple of times … Read More

Student Spotlight – Vanessa Marsh, Danna Cai, Alexis and Jolie Jackson

On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 26, the Wesley Center at Clear Lake United Methodist Church was filled with the sounds of all kinds of different instruments playing all kinds of different melodies. It was a hodgepodge of noise and music and chatter; however, the loudness in the room was drowned out by the beating of four young ladies’ hearts … Read More

Madison Clayton – Student Spotlight

Madison Clayton, Friendswood Junior High seventh-grader, could feel her heart pounding in her chest and tingling in her toes as she stood on the edge of a platform in the middle of a rainforest. Facing away from the zip-line, Clayton was forced to decide: would she jump blindly or would she keep her feet on the ground? Clayton traveled to … Read More

Houston Kraft returns to FISD

Mother Teresa once said, “People crave attention and appreciation more than they do bread.” This idea that people need love to survive is something Houston Kraft, motivational speaker and kindness advocate, promotes as he travels around the United States in an attempt to teach love and kindness. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Kraft returned to Friendswood ISD to speak with Friendswood … Read More

FISD hosts Juuling and Vaping seminar

Vaping and juuling have been dubbed an ‘epidemic’ across America, and Friendswood is no exception. With assistant principals, primarily at the junior high and high school levels, seeing an increase in confiscations of Juuls and other electronic cigarettes, Friendswood ISD decided to host a seminar at Friendswood High School on Dec. 12 to educate the community on the dangers of … Read More

Student Spotlight – Baileigh Burtis

In sports, there is a saying that goes, “there is no ‘I’ in ‘team,’ which is used to symbolize putting the needs of the whole group before the needs of oneself. Friendswood Junior High seventh grader, Baileigh Burtis, takes being a selfless player to a whole new level. Burtis is on the FJH 7A girls basketball team and though her … Read More

Kimberly Hall wins TASC Advisor of the Year

Kimberly Hall, student council advisor at Friendswood Junior High, has been selected by the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) District 7-13 as the 2018-19 Middle-Level School Advisor of the Year. Hall has been a student council advisor for five years and has guided her council to numerous awards including the Outstanding Student Council and Sweepstakes Awards and National Gold … Read More

FJH 8A football team joins together after a teammate’s injury

When asking a group of people to define the word “brotherhood,” there could be several different responses. Some might answer for there to be a brotherhood, there has to be a blood relation. For some, brotherhood is a religious practice. For others, brotherhood is an unbreakable bond between people who were once strangers, but have shared experiences that connect them. … Read More