Congratulations to Melissa Victorick and Emily Rich on their Making A Difference Awards!
College deadlines are near...
US Army All American Marching Band
The Golden Knights dropped into our football game on Friday, November 4!
Congratulations to Mr. Derek Carter and his fantastic students for taking the top Recycling Honor this week!!!
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Student "Recycler of the Week" is sophomore, Kendall Wiggins! Kendall is one of our hard-working, enthusiastic "regulars" at R.C. and we sure do appreciate him!!
National Spanish Exam Scholarship Recipient
Veteran's Day Program
Congratulations to Ms. Cheryl Ryne and the FHS Speech & Debate Team
Because our chapter achieved a total of 100 or ore degrees last year, it has ranked among the top 23% of schools nationwide and earned membership in the Association's prestigious 100 Club.
The National Speech & Debate Association commend the team's leadership and is looking forward to another successful season!
In addition to their national recognition, the Friendswood Forensics had another successful meet at South Houston High School on November 5. FHS won 1st place Grand Sweepstakes out of 28 schools. We are very proud of these students.
The Friendswood HS Programmers attended their first programming meet of the year at Katy Taylor High School on October 29th. Congratulations to he following teams that placed in their division with 50+ teams being represented at this contest.
Josh Dickens (also placed 9th on the written test)
Congratulations to the FHS Academic Decathlon team who placed fourth out of 17 teams on Saturday, November 12. Hannah Xia took third overall and Daniel Devoll took fourth overall. We also won about 20 other individual ribbons.
The Academic Decathlon team wants to give a special thanks to the AP volunteers and to the following teachers, Brian Bruce, Cathy Novasad, Ashley Birmingham, Arden Curtis, and to the sponsors: Renae Simmons, Elizabeth Woodley, and Fred Lewis.
The Transition Center is in need of sellable items to be donated to the FISD Transition Center. Items will be sold at our 2nd Annual Garage Sale in February.
The FISD Transition Center is a program for individuals who have special needs ages 18-22. Our program provides settings and opportunities for students learn important skills, helping them successfully transition from school to life after. Proceeds will fund student activities and opportunities for students to learn and practice in a real life setting.
Items can be dropped off at the FISD Transition Center, located at at 402 Laurel Dr. Friendswood, TX 77546, Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. Contact Arielle Downing for more information or oversized items at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-996- 6668.
The Transition's Center's Fall Social was a Big Success!
On Saturday, November 5th, the Transition Center hosted the Fall Social. This was an amazing event and raised $4,300 for the program. The Transition Center staff and students want to thank everyone who came out to participate and support them.
Kate Huddleston, Employee of the Month!
Congratulations to Friendswood High School's Newest Eagle Scout!
Julian Falco - Flute
Helena Haas - Oboe
Amanda Froneberger - Bassoon
Gabi Rodriguez - French Horn
Amelia Anderson - French Horn
Austin Pitts - Tuba
Gabi Rodriguez also qualified for All-Area Auditions on January 7.
Congratulations to the FHS Band!
CTE Organization, FCCLA, invited to work the Macy's Fashion Show at NRG 2016
Friendswood Football is Making a Playoff Run!
The lady mustang volleyball team concluded the season with a 34-11 record and as Bi-District Finalist. Numerous girls received all district honors. All District Academic team members include:
Seniors: Jenna Chenette, Kelly Colwell, Riley Garden, Delaina Locklear, Jordan Pleasants, and Delaney Rhoades
Juniors: Natalie Abowd, Zeyanna Dhalla, and Mckenna Fridye
Sophomores: Elle Mcgown and Ashlyn Ross.
Honorable Mention All District Members:
- Juniors, Zeyanna Dhalla and Bri McGown.
- 2nd team all district members are senior Jenna Chenette and junior Faith Marabella.
- 1st team all district members are seniors Shannon Murphy and Jordan Pleasants and junior Mckenna Fridye.
In addition to being named to the first team all district team Junior Natalie Abowd was also named the 24-6A Newcomer of the year.
Also three seniors recently signed their letter of intents to play volleyball in college. Kelly Colwell will be attending Houston Baptist University, Shannon Murphy signed with Pepperdine University and Jordan Pleasants signed with New Mexico State University.
Swimming and Diving
Tyler Melebeck - 1st
Sam Thomas - 5th
Garrett McGregor - 6th
Andrew Camp - 8th
Congrats to the Varsity Girls for placing 2nd, 6 points behind Clear Lake. Receiving medals for the Lady Mustangs were:
Emily Wilbanks -6th
Olivia Theall- 10th
The JV Boys finished 2nd. Receiving medals for the Mustangs were:
Max Pedersen - 1st
Andrew Cianciolo - 4th
Christian Alvarez - 9th
Ajay Palmer - 10th
The JV Girls also placed 2nd. Receiving medals for the Lady Mustangs were:
Katie Lichter - 2nd
Mikayla Wiest - 6th
Adrianna Feaster - 7th
Emma Wittman - 9th
The Freshman Boys took first with a perfect score. Receiving medals for the Mustangs were:
Gracen McGregor - 1st
Jacob Bradley - 2nd
Thomas Kidd - 3rd
Julian Cuellar - 4th
Austin Cloyd - 5th
On Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, the boys golf team played in the Biker Rally Open at Moody Gardens. It was the tale of two different days, as the Mustangs struggled on Friday.
In his first tournament of the year, Hart Holtzclaw led the way for the #GoLow Mustangs with a two day total of 153 (76,77). Matthew and Adam Smith each shot 87 on Friday, but continued the #GoLow effort on Saturday by shooting a 76 and 77 respectively. Drew Walmsley and Nathan Ruffeno rounded out the scoring shooting 175 for their two day total. It was great to see such improvement from the kids the second day of the tournament, as each one of them played well.
The Mustangs placed 6 overall, but the Mustangs look forward to getting everyday with the hope of being in the right groove when it comes time for districts at Moody in the spring.
The girls golf team had another amazing victory at the tournament this past Tuesday, taking home another first place trophy. Also, Heidi Demel (freshman), took home an individual 4th place high score overall.
FHS Alumn, Jerett Bell, for making the Honors List at McMurray University and to Jessica Rodriguez for making the Presidents List at Cumberland College. FHS is proud of these students and their continuing academic achievement.
Substitute of the Month
Congratulations to Mr. Richard Salazar our November 2016 Substitute Teacher of the Month! Thank you for all that you do!
FHS wants to give a special thanks to all of our substitute teachers. Substitutes make a difference everyday for our students. They are committed to making a seamless bridge in the classroom environment when our teachers have to miss. They do a very important job and do it with Mustang Pride! Thanks to our Subs for all they do for our students!