Jacob Sansom – Student Spotlight

Of Vince Lombardi’s many great quotes, perhaps one of his most well-known sayings is, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” The quote leads to another universally-known quote: “Easier said than done.” It’s one thing to say you’re going to get up when you fall; it’s another thing to actually get up. Though Friendswood High … Read More

Carter Karacostas – Student Spotlight

It was the King of Creativity himself, Mr. Walt Disney, who said, “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” Encompassing all three ideas, Cline Elementary second-grader Carter Karacostas is proving creativity has no limits and no age requirement. Karacostas recently won a menu design contest for Gringos and Jimmy Changas. “My mom saw on one of the … Read More

FISD hosts an Anxiety Parent Power Session

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Rochelle Bridges, MA, LMFT came to speak to Friendswood ISD students and parents about anxiety as a part of FISD’s Parent Power Session series. She helped define anxiety, discuss why it is problematic and how to cope with it. Bridges said a common misconception about anxiety is it is just in the person’s head and can … 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

FHS Musical Theater Performs Fiddler on the Roof

Friendswood High School’s 51st annual Musical, Fiddler on the Roof opened last weekend to standing ovations. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of the Russian-Jewish peasant Tevye as he tries to balance tradition against the pressures of his changing world. Set in Czarist, Russia just before the Revolution, Fiddler on … Read More

Friendswood Mustangs Swim/ Dive Regional Results and State Qualifiers

The Mustang swim/dive team traveled to Magnolia High School this past Friday and Saturday to compete in the Region 6-5A regional championship meet.  Each of the 8 Texas regions automatically sends the top two finishers in the championship race to the State meet. There are 8 additional “call ups” in each event for a total of 24 swimmers swimming each … 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

Friendswood Mustang Swim and Dive Team wins district meet

This weekend the Friendswood Mustang Swim and Dive team hosted the 2019 District 24 meet. The Mustangs competed against Barbers Hill, Waltrip, Katy Paetow, Stafford, Milby and Northside High Schools. The top six finishers in each event continue onto region next Friday and Saturday which is being held at Magnolia High School. All Friendswood swimmers and divers are advancing onto … Read More

Ben McAndrews – Student Spotlight

To write about the game of men’s basketball and not quote Michael Jordan would be a crime, so here it goes: words of inspiration from the man, the myth, the legend himself. Jordan once said, “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” By all accounts, Friendswood High School senior Ben McAndrews was never … Read More

FHS conducts annual Science Fair

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Friendswood High School hosted its annual science fair. Ninth and twelfth-graders participated in the fair, located in the school’s library. Throughout the morning, students presented their projects as more than 20 judges made their rounds and scored their work. Winners were announced following the judging. In the ninth-grade division, biological category, the winners placed as follows: … Read More