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

Riordan Schotz – Student Spotlight

Riordan Schotz is a 21-year-old Transition Center student who truly represents the heart of Friendswood ISD. He is someone who has grown so much during his time in school despite having additional challenges to overcome. “When Riordan was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three, he only said a few words,” Candice Richards, Riordan’s mother, said. “He had tantrums … Read More

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

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

Campbell Frost – Student Spotlight

As we approach the season of giving, it is important to be reminded that sometimes the best gifts are not the ones sitting under our trees, but can be as simple as a kind word or a hug. Westwood first-grader Campbell Frost exudes the giving spirit, not just during the holiday season, but all year long. Beginning last year while … Read More

Brody Wyers – Student Spotlight

There is a saying that goes, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, ever goes unnoticed.” Sometimes, people do not recognize the significance of their actions until they are told, and Friendswood Junior High Special Education Teacher Tyan Hutchinson believed it was time for sixth-grader Brody Wyers to know just how much his acts of kindness have impacted her … Read More

Danita Jacobson – Staff Spotlight

If you ever met Windsong Intermediate Special Education Teacher Danita Jacobson, you would immediately recognize her kind heart and humble spirit. She would be the first to tell you that she does not like attention but would rather stand in the background and serve others quietly. However, despite her soft-spoken nature, Jacobson’s impact has rung loudly across the Windsong campus … Read More

Ashlyn Killian – Student Spotlight

Everyone’s life is filled with high notes and low notes, but for those who have crossed paths with FHS senior Ashlyn Killian, the notes are mostly high. Killian has been a part of the FHS Choir program for the past four years and is currently serving as president of the group. She said four years ago, she would have never … Read More