FISD proposes changes to current class rank system

During the Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, May 13, FISD administrators proposed eliminating class rank after the top 10 percent in Friendswood ISD. The proposal comes as a direct result of FISD’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan which calls for the year one specific result: Establish a system that eliminates class rank and cultivates each student’s unique path. In … Read More

Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament of Champions

On Thursday, May 16, Friendswood Junior High hosted its 11th annual Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS) Tournament of Champions. Prior to the start of the competition, eighth-grade students competed against their peers in their math class until a winner was established in each class. From there, the 22 individual winners from each class advanced to the tournament to compete against “the … Read More

A message from the principals

As another school year in FISD comes to an end, we can’t help but reflect on the amazing memories that we made, the learning that occurred and the lives that were changed. Here is a word from each principal on how the 2018-2019 school year was for their school. Westwood – Kristin Moffitt: This year has been all about learning new … Read More

FISD hires a new Executive Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning

On May 13, the Friendswood ISD School Board of Trustees approved Superintendent Thad Roher’s recommendation to hire Lauren Ambeau as the new Executive Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning. Ambeau has worked in education for 17 years, her most recent position being the principal of Brookside Intermediate in Clear Creek ISD. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M … Read More

New Wranglerette Dance Officers

The Friendswood Wranglerettes are pleased to announce their 2019-2020 Dance and Social Officers. Dance officers, pictured from left to right, are Grand Marshal KirbyJane Landry, Marshal Bella Guminey, Sheriff Emily Vu, Deputy Julianna Ribarits and Deputy MaryKate Velek. Social Officers, pictured from left to right, are Vice President Jacqueline Ruffino, Secretary Sadie Gilbreath, Event Coordinator Whitley Lewis, Historian Sadie Wilber, … 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

May 1 Signing Day at FHS

Allie Hansen, Friendswood High School senior, signed a letter of intent to play water polo for Villanova University. She was named captain of both the swimming and water polo teams during both junior and senior years, led swim team to a 3rd place finish at the 5A state meet as a 1st-team all-state swimmer (2019), school record holder in the … Read More

Alexa Swett receives Student Hero Award

On May 1, State Board of Education member and former FISD Board of Trustees member Matt Robinson visited Cline Elementary to present third-grader Alexa Swett with the District 7 Student Heroes Award during a pep rally. The award is given out once a year by the State Board of Education. In the application, the Board asked for students of any … Read More

Tony Laurito – Student Spotlight

When trying something new, most people ease into it by getting their toes wet and testing the waters; however, Friendswood Junior High seventh-grader Tony Laurito dives in head first to the things he loves. At just five years old, Laurito began swimming competitively. It was obvious from early on that he had a natural talent for the sport, but as … Read More