FJH continues to have success with the Mustang Impact program

The word “impact” is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “to have a direct effect on.” To effect is to change, and at Friendswood Junior High, the effect – the change – being seen in students since the start of the Mustang Impact program, has been one of positivity, safety and support. The Mustang Impact program was started by Principal … Read More

FISD pushes its social-emotional learning initiative

Friendswood ISD is pushing social-emotional learning (SEL) as one of its main initiatives during the 2018-2019 school year. This initiative is the third of six layers in the FISD Safety Action Plan which was implemented by the Board of Trustees on July 30, 2018. SEL is defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) as “the process … Read More

Student Spotlight – Oscar Garza-Guerrero

Like many students, Bales Intermediate fifth grader Oscar Garza-Guerrero, 10, started the school year with a fresh, new haircut. Unlike most students, the reason for Garza-Guerrero’s haircut was not to make an impression on his classmates, but rather leave an impression on his neighbor’s heart. Garza-Guerrero’s neighbor of four years, Jennifer Harper, has been battling cancer and lost her hair … Read More

Student Spotlight – Lauren Hubbard

For a moment, all is quiet. For a moment, only one thing matters. For a moment, the world stands still. The silence is broken by the blowing of the whistle and the start of the rally, then noise fills the gym: the chanting of the crowd, the thunder of the ball and the voice of Lauren Hubbard echoing off the … Read More

Seussical the Musical invitation

The Friendswood High School Theatre Department’s production of “Seussical the Musical” opens on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the FHS Myrlene Kennedy Auditorium. The show follows an award-winning musical written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty which adapts numerous famous Dr. Seuss books including “The Cat in the Hat” and “Horton Hears a Who!” into one cohesive tale. … Read More

Student spotlight – Quinn Radtke

Not everyone expresses themselves through words; some express themselves through art or dance or music, but Friendswood High School sophomore Quinn Radtke expresses herself through tennis. “Tennis is a great way for me to express myself since I’m very shy,” Radtke said. “It allows me to be active and show my work ethic.” It is her quiet ways and inspiring … Read More

FISD receives top rankings from Niche

Friendswood ISD has been ranked by Niche, a data analysis website, first in the Houston area for being the best school district with the best teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. According to its website, Niche “combines rigorous analysis with authentic reviews to highlight the best schools, companies and neighborhoods.” These reviews are gathered from student, parent and community ratings … Read More