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

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

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 – Cole Brock, Skyler Cloyd and Nicole McGill

Whoever said breakfast is the most important meal of the day clearly has not experienced lunch at Friendswood Junior High. In early February of this year, the Best Friends Lunch Club began. It originated as a pilot program earlier in the year when teachers selected a few students to eat lunch with the special education students a couple of times … Read More

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