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

Mustangs Swim and Dive team find immense success at the State meet

The Friendswood High School Mustangs Swim and Dive team competed at the two-day State meet in Austin on Feb. 15 and 16, finishing in fourth place out of 110 high schools. This year’s Girls 5A Champions are Lubbock High School who won the State meet with 186 points, Austin Johnson High School placed second with 177 points, Magnolia High School … 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

Friendswood High School Signing Day

On Feb. 5, five Friendswood High School seniors signed their letters of intent on National Signing Day. Braden DeCuir signed a letter of intent to play soccer for the University of Dallas. Another honor includes being named to the Team All-District Academic team for 2019. DeCuir was joined at the signing by his parents Brian and Erin DeCuir, brother Brodie … 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

Friendswood Mustang Girls and Boys Win Swim & Dive District 24 5A Meet

The Mustang District Swim and Dive meet took place Friday and Saturday against high schools from Katy Paetow, Waltrip, Milby, Stafford, Barber’s Hill and Northside. The Friendswood girls won District with a score of 262 points, with Katy Paetow placing second with 102.5 points.  Friendswood boys also won the district meet with a score of 207 points with Katy Paetow … Read More

FHS senior Anushka Jetly selected as a finalist for the Regeneron Science Talent Search

FHS senior Anushka Jetly was announced as one of 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, on Jan. 22. Alumni have gone on to have world-changing careers in STEM fields and earn some of the most esteemed academic honors, including the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal, … Read More