• By DAYNA OWEN
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Friendswood Independent School District’s Superintendent Trish Hanks announced to the board of trustees on Monday her plans to retire from her 40-year career in education and 32 years with the district. Hanks has led the district as the superintendent for 15 years and will remain in her capa…

  • By PAIGE RIDOUT
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The sixth annual Adopt-A-Grant program began Dec. 1 in the Friendswood Independent School District. If you happen to be at one of the district schools you will know it’s Adopt-A-Grant season by listening to the teachers cheer as they watch to see the red sold sign go across their online grant.

  • By DAYNA OWEN
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Thanksgiving is a season for recognizing the abundance of opportunities and blessings that are given to us. Because education has been such a key part of our culture, sometimes it can be taken for granted. Therefore, we should add education to our list of things we are thankful for.

  • By DAYNA OWEN
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How often do you have the chance to ask more than 6,000 kids in grades K-12 the same 10 questions? Well, recently I did. This is just a small sample of their insightful and adorable answers to just three of the questions. I look forward to sharing their answers to all 10 questions throughout…

  • By DAYNA OWEN
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Recently, I heard an English teacher describe a very real struggle for educators today; trying to prepare her seventh-grade students for the handwritten standardized test on writing while keeping up with the demands of 21st century concepts, ideas and technology integration for tomorrow’s cl…

  • By DAYNA OWEN
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So, in an attempt to make teacher/student connections, Friendswood ISD teachers were asked to complete this sentence, I wish my students knew…

  • By JALNA WESTERFELD
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These days, one chooses carefully with whom one discusses “the election” lest the conversation take an unpleasant turn. But if you reside in the Friendswood Independent School District, you can be part of an incredibly positive election process Sept. 10.

  • By MAEGAN MASSICOTT-MILLET
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On June 13, the Friendswood Board of Trustees approved a tax ratification election. A TRE is a special election to approve an increase in a district’s maintenance and operations tax rate above $1.04.

  • By MAEGAN MASSICOTT-MILLET
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As the school year comes to an end, Friendswood Independent School District honors and celebrates teachers and staff with an end of the school year luncheon.

  • By MAEGAN MASSICOTT-MILLET
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Friendswood Independent School District student Brittany Harris continues her dream of “Walking For Water.” Harris has now raised more than $100,000 and has built nearly 20 water wells in Africa.

  • By DAYNA OWEN
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The six Friendswood Teachers of the Year are Karen Hillier at Friendswood High School, Janet Rychcik at Friendswood Junior High, April Davis at Windsong Intermediate, Cindy Carnes at Bales, Beth Jordan at Westwood and Margo Hoskins at Cline Elementary.

  • By DAYNA OWEN
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Friendswood High School senior Neha Narayan competed in the International-Sustainable World Energy Engineering and Environment Project Olympiad science fair competition April 26 through May 1.

  • By PAIGE RIDOUT
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Seven years ago, the Friendswood Independent School District Education Foundation thought of a unique idea and tried it as a surprise at their annual fundraiser. The idea, Adopt-a-Grant, has grown into a tremendous program that continues to grow and prosper in Friendswood ISD with many thank…

  • By MAEGAN MASSICOTT-MILLET
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Friendswood Independent School District “leads to achieve excellence” and remains a successful example recognized in the area, as well as the state, for test scores and accountability ratings.

  • By PAIGE RIDOUT
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The Friendswood Independent School District Education Foundation charmed its way into the hearts of the community Feb. 13 at The Houstonian Hotel. The foundation held its annual gala and in true Friendswood fashion — guests exceeded the last year’s auction sales.

  • By DAYNA OWEN
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Friendswood Independent School District Superintendent Trish Hanks has been named Distinguished Educator of the Year for 2016 by Sam Houston State University College of Education in Huntsville. The award is the highest the college bestows upon its alumni.

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Friendswood ISD’s Cline Elementary Library reopened its doors recently to reveal its new high tech environment. Superintendent Trish Hanks with Cline Principal Barry Clifford, Media Specialist Shawna Lewis, FISD School Board members, Education Foundation directors, PTO members, FISD maintenance, volunteers, and community members all gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony.