Danyelle Moreno – Staff Spotlight

Westwood Elementary gifted and talented teacher Danyelle Moreno knew she wanted to teach since she was a little girl. She would spend her summers volunteering at summer school and loved seeing knowledge be passed along. More than anything though, Moreno loved seeing when students and teachers understood the material and each other. Moreno said she did not always feel understood … Read More

FHS has four named National Merit Semifinalists

Friendswood High School had four students named semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition. This competition evaluates the scores high school students (not exceeding their junior year) receive on their Preliminary SAT (PSAT) / National Merit Qualifying Test (NMQT) to create a selection index score. This score is calculated by doubling the sum of the reading, writing and language, … Read More

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

FJH Cheerleaders strive for kindness

This year, the Friendswood Junior High eighth-grade cheerleaders will be hearing from strong females in the Friendswood community in order to encourage them to be leaders on their campus. “It’s my hope over time our girls will be more confident, positive leaders,” Stephanie Meyers, FJH cheer sponsor, said. Meyers said her idea to bring in strong, female role models came … Read More

Jimmy Jones – Staff Spotlight

Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us.” Someone who has shaped the buildings and hearts of Friendswood ISD is Director of Maintenance Jimmy Jones. Jones has been a member of the FISD family for 17 years, mostly working in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) for 15 years before becoming the director over all maintenance … Read More

Gracie Kempken – Student Spotlight

The first time Gracie Kempken ever walked into an FFA convention, she was just twelve years old, navigating her seventh-grade year. She was a dancer, but the FFA State Convention was not a place where flowy, bedazzled outfits necessarily fit in. Instead, she sat in an icy coliseum and watched thousands of students dressed in blue and gold corduroy jackets … Read More

Community comes together for the third annual Under the Oaks celebration

Friendswood ISD hosted its third annual Under the Oaks celebration on Thursday, Aug. 8 to kickstart a new school year. Just over 300 people were in attendance. It was an evening of fellowship for the students, parents, staff and community to hear from Superintendent Thad Roher and other staff about the 2019-2020 school year. The celebration included the opportunity to … Read More