Mustang News

October 2016

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FHS Administration

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Homecoming Game

For more information about the Homecoming game, please see the Alumni section at the bottom of this newsletter or click here.

Veteran's Day Program

On November 9th, FHS will host its 1st Veteran's Day program. Juniors and Seniors will attend an assembly where they will hear guest speakers from WWII, Korea, and Fallujah (Iraq). Freshmen and Sophomores will meet in their homerooms and watch a documentary called "Honor Flight" about WWII veterans going to Washington DC.

Counselors Corner

Check out the The FHS Counselors Corner Twitter account here.
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FHS Buzz

Meet Our New Eagle Scouts!

Congratulations to Drew Williams, Joshua Gardiner, and Chase Reuter for earning their Eagle Scout! Way to go to boys!

Recycling Club

On September 27, a group of FHS students delivered a powerful presentation to the Board of "Keep Friendswood Beautiful" at City Hall. The Recycling Club presented to the Board their continuing recycling efforts, their accomplishments and what they need to continue their recycling efforts at FHS. Needs include trash bags and liners, GLOVES, hand-sanitizer, and "means" of sending all the CAPS we collect to Caps of Love in Florida.
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Speech and Debate

On October 15 the FHS Forensics (FHS Speech & Debate) Team competed at one of the largest tournaments in the state at Bellaire High School. There were 58 schools present from five different states and FHS finished 6th in Overall Sweepstakes. Also, on September 24, they placed first for the Grand Sweepstakes award at the Clear Falls Speech Tournament. Way to go FHS Forensics!
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Academic Decathlon

Congratulations to the FHS Academic Decathlon for placing fifth overall in their practice meet at Morton Ranch HS on Saturday, October 15!
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Mrs. Lockhart gives a thumbs up to Biology teacher, Nicole Erfurdt's, project on Cells and Organelles. In the make believe world of Eukarya, the cell was experiencing unrest because the people of Eukarya were unhappy with their current leader, the Nucleus. So, students selected an organelle of their choice and ran a political campaign for that organelle. This included election speeches, posters, flyers, websites and Twitter feeds. The Cell Organelle Election Project helps students to learn about the different organelles found within cells and the function of each.


Two level one Spanish students (Ashley Adams and Rohin Raju) used their Spanish skills with students, Kevin Soto De La Cerda and Ramon Malave, in order to create a reference poster for the Quest teachers. These posters had key words and phrases that they could use during instruction.
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Culinary Arts

Practicum in Culinary Arts I students have started a year long project where they are making cooking videos. They are required to make one a month and they are off to a great start! These videos are shown on MCS each Monday and are also playing on the cafeteria screens. The videos and the recipes to the videos can be accessed here.

Culinary Arts students also successfully completed their first Cafe Blue of the year. The menu was pulled pork potato, garlic bread, side salad, and oreo truffles. The students prepared and delivered over 90 meals to teachers.

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The Arts


Alumni News

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FHS Alum Karan Jerath

FHS Alum, Karan Jerath, won the Young Scientist Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair’s 2015 competition. Karan was also selected as the youngest honoree on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy list. While in high school, Karan invented a device that contains oil spills at the source click here to learn more about Karan's invention.

FHS Alum Chelsea Cragin

FHS Alum, Chelsea Cragin, has been elected into the Class of 2016 of The University of Texas at Dallas Athletic Hall of Honor. Chelsea is the first women's basketball player into the Hall of Honor. Congratulations, Chelsea, for this wonderful accomplishment!

Alumni Homecoming

Pre-Game Dinner hosted by the Jr. Class

* Time: 4:30-7 pm
*: BBQ Dinner – brisket, potato salad, beans, bread and cobbler for dessert
*Ticket Price: $10 at door, only – no pre-sale

Homecoming Parade

*Thursday October 20

* Link to route map

Dress Up Days

* Monday = Movie Monday Oct. 17

* Tuesday = Texan Tuesday Oct. 18

*Wednesday = No Dress Up this day – PSAT

* Thursday = Throwback Thursday Oct. 20

* Friday = Spirit Day Oct. 21

Alumni Open House

* Friday 10/21 from 1:00- 4:00 at FHS

* Alumni Meet & Greet at 6:00 behind cafeteria before the game

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Friendswood Schools Museum

Special Guests, please join us at 4:30pm on Thursday, October 20 for the ribbon cutting for the Friendswood Schools Museum. Special guests are the members of the classes who are in town for the reunion (1982, 1997, 2006, 2007)

Starting Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, the museum will be open to the public from 10 am-6pm.

Substitute of the Month

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Leaving a Legacy of Relationships Supporting Character and Community