FISD proposes changes to current class rank system

During the Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, May 13, FISD administrators proposed eliminating class rank after the top 10 percent in Friendswood ISD. The proposal comes as a direct result of FISD’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan which calls for the year one specific result: Establish a system that eliminates class rank and cultivates each student’s unique path. In … 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

Ruben Rubalcava

If there is one thing that can universally bring people together, it is food. Everyone loves to eat. From gourmet mushroom risotto to a classic American cheeseburger, the thing that makes these dishes so delicious is the same thing that makes all of life’s moments sweeter: love. Friendswood High School senior Ruben Rubalcava has been in the FHS culinary arts … 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

FHS wins big at 2019 STEM Challenge at UHCL

On Saturday, April 6, Friendswood High School had 16 computer science students compete in the 2019 STEM Challenge at the University of Houston Clear Lake. The team competed against nearly 40 other teams, including teams from local community colleges and UHCL. FHS won many of the top awards offered. The STEM Challenge is funded through the National Science Foundation and … Read More

Galveston County Fair Results

“Please help us congratulate the following students for their success at the 2019 Galveston County Fair and Rodeo (3/29-4/06). This fair is what our students work hard for all year long,” said FHS Agriculture Science Teacher Rachel Hults. (*18 Friendswood FFA members made the Jr. Market Livestock and Jr. Commercial Heifer Auctions) Jr. Breeding Beef Heifers Beefmaster • Kiki Hubbard 1st … 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