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The Galveston County Daily News: Inside Friendswood

January 20, 2017

Inside Friendswood

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Adopt-A-Grant program celebrates sixth anniversary

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.

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Sunday 11/20/2016
Friendswood ISD is thankful
Posted: November 20, 2016

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.

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Sunday 11/06/2016
Second annual Friendswood ISD Education Foundation Sporting Clay fundraiser launch last year's record out of the sky
Posted: November 06, 2016

Friendswood ISD Education Foundation held its second annual Sporting Clay Fall Fundraiser on Oct. 31. The top team’s bragging rights were up for grabs with Harvey Builders being the inaugural top team winner of last years sporting clay event.

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Sunday 10/23/2016
Friendswood ISD Education Foundation announces theme for 2017 annual gala
Posted: October 23, 2016

Shanghai will be the theme for the 2017 annual gala fundraiser for the Friendswood Independent School District’s Education Foundation.

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Sunday 10/16/2016
Homecoming 2016: A week of celebrations
Posted: October 16, 2016

This is homecoming week in Friendswood — and what a week it will be.

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Sunday 09/25/2016
Kids really do say the darndest things
Posted: September 25, 2016

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 the year.

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Sunday 09/18/2016
A 21st century struggle
Posted: September 18, 2016

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 classroom. She was asked to share her challenge.

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Sunday 09/11/2016
Friendswood ISD Education Foundation starts school year with seven new directors, two Century Club members
Posted: September 11, 2016

The new directors: Tanner Baker, M.D., Charlotte Hall, Harris Hanson, Tracy Hopkins, Cindy Lewis, Matt McGuire and Jennifer Yurachek attended their first meeting held in late May. The foundation welcomed two new members to the Century Club. Deena and Hitesh Patel, MD, joined along with Leah and Kenneth Direkly, MD.

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Sunday 08/28/2016
What teachers wish students knew
Posted: August 28, 2016

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

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Sunday 08/21/2016
We need you to vote in favor Sept. 10
Posted: August 21, 2016

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.

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