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 honors Top Ten Graduates

Despite having to adjust to a new way of distance learning, the Top 10 Friendswood High School graduates have been named. The FHS leadership team, led by Principal Mark Griffon, traveled to each student’s house on Friday, May 1 to deliver a congratulatory message and yard sign while maintaining social distancing. Valedictorian for the Class of 2020 is Anushka Jetly. … 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

Friendswood Wranglerettes Named State Champions

The Friendswood High School Wranglerettes attended the Crowd Pleasers State Dance Competition at Cy-Ranch High School on Saturday, Feb. 29 and won the title of Overall State Champions. In addition to be named the Overall Grand Champion team, they walked away with many more awards. The team won first place in its Extra Large Team category which included placing first with … Read More

Kris Peek – Staff Spotlight

Cline and Windsong Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Facilitator Kris Peek has always had a love for learning and language. Born in the Philippines, she fluently spoke English and Filipino, but she would soon find herself having to learn a completely new language and be engulfed in a completely new culture. When she was 11, Peek and her family moved … Read More

FISD Communications Department brings home TSPRA awards from annual conference

The Friendswood ISD Communications Department attended the 2020 Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) annual conference in Austin, TX from Monday, Feb. 24 to Thursday, Feb. 27. During their time at the conference, Communications Director Dayna Owen and Communications Specialist Kelsey Purcell earned several awards. Purcell was named the 2020 TSPRA Rookie of the Year, a state-wide recognition that was … Read More

Nathan Ruiz – Student Spotlight

If you ever met Cline kindergartner Nathan Ruiz, you would be shocked to learn he is just six-years-old due to his incredible maturity, outgoing personality and selfless ways. This young man is proving that no matter what your age is, you always have the ability to be kind. “Nathan sets a good example on how to treat others,” Cline Media … Read More

Betsy Conn – Staff Spotlight

Bales fifth-grade language arts teacher Betsy Conn has worked at Bales since its opening 26 years ago. She grew up in Nacogdoches and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University alongside her husband Lance. The two then started looking for jobs and found themselves in Friendswood. “I knew nothing about Friendswood, I didn’t know anything at all,” Conn said. “I … Read More