Student Spotlight – Michael Richards

Imagine a world without baseball games, without movie theaters, without certain restaurants, without circuses. Imagine living in a state of constant fear. That world was Westwood Elementary second-grader Michael Richards’ reality from the time he was a baby. It was not until after his first birthday that Michael’s parents discovered their son had been born with a life-threatening peanut allergy. … Read More

FHS’ musical Fiddler on the Roof gets Three Tommy Tune Nominations

Sunday, March 17 the Tommy Tune Nominations for 2019 were announced. The Friendswood High School musical Fiddler on the Roof has received three nominations for the 2019 Tommy Tune Awards sponsored by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston (TUTS). The FHS musical is nominated for Best Ensemble and Best Choreography. William Clyburn earned a Best Leading Actor nomination for his … Read More

FHS Academic Decathlon brings home State awards

The Friendswood Academic Decathlon team traveled to the State Meet in Frisco, Texas, the week of March 4-8. They placed third in the state for the team overall behind Highland Park and Lubbock Magnet School. They won 19 individual medals, placed third in the Super Quiz and won $6,500 in scholarships. Damien Freshour placed fourth in the overall individuals for … Read More

Remembering Walter Wilson

With heavy hearts, we grieve the loss of a pillar of the Friendswood ISD family, Walter Wilson, who passed away on March 11, 2019. During his 36 years of service is FISD, Wilson served in many roles, but perhaps the role he was best known for was being a friend to all. When we remember Wilson, words such as “kind,” … Read More

Westwood kindergartner wins mutton-bustin’ competition at the HLSR

Westwood Elementary kindergartner Daxton Benson made his first mutton-bustin’ appearance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 5. Despite it being – quite literally – the five-year-old’s “first rodeo,” he made riding the sheep look easy and took home the win. “I tried to hold on as tight as I could for as long as I could,” Benson … Read More

Student Spotlight – Manny Elizondo

On Feb. 23, Friendswood High School senior Manny Elizondo won the State Championship for 5A boys wrestling. Ten years of intense workouts, early mornings, passion, traveling and dietary restrictions all led to that moment right there; however, for Elizondo, this was only the beginning. In all of the chaos of the State tournament – the crowd, the competitors, the loudness … Read More