FISD hosts an Anxiety Parent Power Session

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Rochelle Bridges, MA, LMFT came to speak to Friendswood ISD students and parents about anxiety as a part of FISD’s Parent Power Session series. She helped define anxiety, discuss why it is problematic and how to cope with it. Bridges said a common misconception about anxiety is it is just in the person’s head and can … Read More

Houston Kraft returns to FISD

Mother Teresa once said, “People crave attention and appreciation more than they do bread.” This idea that people need love to survive is something Houston Kraft, motivational speaker and kindness advocate, promotes as he travels around the United States in an attempt to teach love and kindness. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Kraft returned to Friendswood ISD to speak with Friendswood … Read More

FISD hosts Juuling and Vaping seminar

Vaping and juuling have been dubbed an ‘epidemic’ across America, and Friendswood is no exception. With assistant principals, primarily at the junior high and high school levels, seeing an increase in confiscations of Juuls and other electronic cigarettes, Friendswood ISD decided to host a seminar at Friendswood High School on Dec. 12 to educate the community on the dangers of … Read More

Student Spotlight – Baileigh Burtis

In sports, there is a saying that goes, “there is no ‘I’ in ‘team,’ which is used to symbolize putting the needs of the whole group before the needs of oneself. Friendswood Junior High seventh grader, Baileigh Burtis, takes being a selfless player to a whole new level. Burtis is on the FJH 7A girls basketball team and though her … Read More

FJH continues to have success with the Mustang Impact program

The word “impact” is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “to have a direct effect on.” To effect is to change, and at Friendswood Junior High, the effect – the change – being seen in students since the start of the Mustang Impact program, has been one of positivity, safety and support. The Mustang Impact program was started by Principal … Read More

FISD pushes its social-emotional learning initiative

Friendswood ISD is pushing social-emotional learning (SEL) as one of its main initiatives during the 2018-2019 school year. This initiative is the third of six layers in the FISD Safety Action Plan which was implemented by the Board of Trustees on July 30, 2018. SEL is defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) as “the process … Read More

Student Spotlight – Oscar Garza-Guerrero

Like many students, Bales Intermediate fifth grader Oscar Garza-Guerrero, 10, started the school year with a fresh, new haircut. Unlike most students, the reason for Garza-Guerrero’s haircut was not to make an impression on his classmates, but rather leave an impression on his neighbor’s heart. Garza-Guerrero’s neighbor of four years, Jennifer Harper, has been battling cancer and lost her hair … Read More