Darius Goharkhay – Student Spotlight

Sometimes the smallest gestures make the biggest impact. Cline second-grader Darius Goharkhay proved that whenever he forfeited his team’s win to his classmates. During a review game for an upcoming math test, Goharkhay’s team was about to win the game when he noticed one of classmates looking sad. “I knew we were going to win the game, but I saw … Read More

FJH Cheerleaders strive for kindness

This year, the Friendswood Junior High eighth-grade cheerleaders will be hearing from strong females in the Friendswood community in order to encourage them to be leaders on their campus. “It’s my hope over time our girls will be more confident, positive leaders,” Stephanie Meyers, FJH cheer sponsor, said. Meyers said her idea to bring in strong, female role models came … Read More

William Clyburn – Student Spotlight

Whether he is on the stage, marching on the field or just simply walking down the hallway, William Clyburn was made to stand out. The FHS senior is someone who is known throughout the campus and throughout the community for his contagiously outgoing personality. Clyburn uses his bold nature in many campus activities. He is a member of the FHS … Read More

Alexa Swett receives Student Hero Award

On May 1, State Board of Education member and former FISD Board of Trustees member Matt Robinson visited Cline Elementary to present third-grader Alexa Swett with the District 7 Student Heroes Award during a pep rally. The award is given out once a year by the State Board of Education. In the application, the Board asked for students of any … Read More

Carter Payne – Student Spotlight

If ever you meet Bales Intermediate fourth-grader Carter Payne, you may not immediately see how exceedingly talented he is because of his humility and quiet demeanor; but, if you ever have the privilege of watching him perform, there will be no denying he is very gifted. Payne’s main passion lies in musical theater, but for being someone who performs in … Read More

Natalie Alnas – Student Spotlight

When you hear the word “genius” perhaps your mind immediately thinks of Stephen Hawking or Albert Einstein, but Friendswood ISD believes anyone can be a genius, no matter how famous or how old. Genius Hour is something that was implemented across elementary schools in FISD four years ago. The idea was taken from big-business companies like Google and Microsoft who … Read More

Caroline Velek – Student Spotlight

To dance is to tell a story; each turn a new chapter, each movement a reflection of peaks and valleys. To dance is to enliven tales that may not otherwise be told, so today, let us dance with Caroline Velek as we tell her story. Velek is a senior at Friendswood High School and the Grand Marshal of the Wranglerettes. … Read More

Jeff Yalden – Parent Power Session

On March 27, motivational speaker Jeff Yalden spoke to FHS students, employees and parents across Friendswood ISD. “I’m a man who lives with mental illness and I’m proud of that,” Yalden began his speech. “I have major depression, bipolar type 2 and PTSD.” From an early age, Yalden said he knew he struggled with mental illness, but he did not … Read More

Student Spotlight – James and Nathan Pine

It doesn’t take a gathering of angels appearing above their heads to get James and Nathan Pine to “come sail away.” The Windsong fifth-graders make the 1977 Styx song background noise as they compete in regattas, both nationally and internationally. The Pines’ interest in the sport came after spending time sailing with their grandpa during the summer when they were … Read More

Student Spotlight – Michael Richards

Imagine a world without baseball games, without movie theaters, without certain restaurants, without circuses. Imagine living in a state of constant fear. That world was Westwood Elementary second-grader Michael Richards’ reality from the time he was a baby. It was not until after his first birthday that Michael’s parents discovered their son had been born with a life-threatening peanut allergy. … Read More