Brant Perry – Staff Spotlight

Brant Perry usually begins his day at 4 a.m. when he gets ready and makes the drive from Missouri City to the Friendswood ISD bus barn. Once he arrives at work around 6 a.m., he settles in, does his routine check-ups on his bus, and starts his route to pick up his “important passengers.” These passengers are what makes the … Read More

Harley Imamura – Student Spotlight

Every name has meaning, but some seem more suitable for their owner than others. Bales Intermediate fifth-grader Harley Imamura has a name that carries with it unique significance. His first name “Harley” comes from his father’s love of motorcycles; an ode to Harley Davidson. “Imamura” originated in Japan and means “new village.” Much like the root of their surname, the … Read More

FHS senior Anushka Jetly selected as a finalist for the Regeneron Science Talent Search

FHS senior Anushka Jetly was announced as one of 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, on Jan. 22. Alumni have gone on to have world-changing careers in STEM fields and earn some of the most esteemed academic honors, including the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal, … Read More

Trevor Reifel – Staff Spotlight

It is funny how sometimes life can bring a person full circle back to where they started, only this time to serve a new purpose; a new role. Friendswood High School Ag Science Teacher and FFA Sponsor Trevor Reifel was someone who experienced the full circle moment in life when he started as an FFA student and came back as … Read More

FHS Theatre’s Matilda the Musical opens Jan. 31

Friendswood High School’s 53rd musical, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, is set to open on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Myrlene Kennedy Auditorium at FHS. Other performances include Feb. 1, Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 at 7 p.m., and Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl … Read More

FISD Partners with the Bay Area Alliance

The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families Coalition (BAAYFC) gathered with Friendswood ISD staff on Friday, Jan. 1 in the FISD Annex to celebrate their newfound partnership. The purpose behind the union was to bring awareness and take preventative action against alcohol, tobacco and drug consumption/use of minors in and outside of school. “We started meeting with the administration … Read More

FHS Student Selected as Semifinalist in Regeneron Science Talent Search

Friendswood High School Senior Anushka Jetly was selected as one of 300 semi-finalists for the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The Regeneron STS is the nation’s “oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors,” according to its website. The purpose of the Regeneron STS is to give students a national stage on which to present original research … Read More

FISD District leaders shadow students on campuses

During the week following students’ return from Winter Break, Friendswood ISD District leaders were asked by Superintendent Thad Roher, who also participated, to shadow a student for part of a school day. Roher said he asked administrators and principals to participate in the activity in order to better understand students and what they go through while at school. “We are … Read More

Jovan Stojkovski – Student Spotlight

Friendswood ISD has students who come from all over the world, and one of those students is Windsong fifth-grader Jovan Stojkovski. Jovan was born in Skopje, Macedonia, a country located near Albania and Greece, in 2009. When he was just four years old, Jovan’s family decided to move to America in pursuit of better jobs and ended up finding themselves … Read More

Lee Whitlock – Staff Spotlight

Mother Teresa once said, “It’s not about how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” No one knows this better than Westwood Elementary Assistant Principal Lee Whitlock. Whether it is taking goods to the homeless population in the Third Ward, going out of his way to encourage his paras and teachers, or simply sharing a smile … Read More