Public meeting planned as Fort Bend ISD pursues District of Innovation designation

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The public is invited to attend a meeting of Fort Bend ISD’s Academic Advisory Council (AAC) on Feb. 8 at the FBISD Administration Building (16431 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land). The meeting will be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the Board Room. During the meeting, members of Fort Bend ISD’s Local Innovation Committee are […]

Schools, districts given letter grades


By Joe Southern As a preemptive strike before Friday’s release of the “work in progress” A-F letter grade accountability report from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Legislature, both the Fort Bend ISD and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) issued statements decrying fairness of the grading system. “I regret that our […]

Fort Bend Junior Service League accepting scholarship applications

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The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is offering two scholarship programs to assist women in Fort Bend County who desire to further their education. The FBJSL Volunteer Scholarship applicant must be an outstanding Fort Bend female high school senior who has completed at least 100 hours of high school community service, has a minimum […]

FBISD names new campus, district leaders


During the Dec. 12 regular board meeting, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees named new leaders. Rodney Chant is the new director of athletics; Damian Viltz is the new executive director of facilities and operations; Robert Scamardo is the new legal counsel; and Jason Soileau is the new principal of Arizona Fleming Elementary. Rodney […]

Girl Scout gets her Gold Award

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Ambassador Girl Scout Gustaline Samba of New Territory earned her Gold Award.

Ambassador Girl Scout Gustaline Samba of New Territory (Brazos Valley Community – Troop 28103) completed her Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn, symbolizing outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service and advocacy. The Girl Scout Gold Award involves more than a year of work, including a […]

Brothers earn Eagle Scout rank

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Brothers Mark and Christopher ZumMallen.

Sugar Land’s Boy Scout Troop 441 recently added two new Eagle Scouts to its ranks, brothers Christopher and Mark ZumMallen. Troop 441 is sponsored by Christ Church Sugar Land. The troop was founded in 1989 and has over 145 Eagle Scouts to date. In order to earn the Eagle award, a Scout must complete 21 […]

District and city officials dedicate new Spark Park at Ridgemont Elementary

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SPARK School Park Program made a stop in Fort Bend ISD during its 2016 SPARK Week, dedicating one its newest parks at Ridgemont Elementary school on Nov. 14. The new park marks the first partnership between Fort Bend ISD and SPARK Park, and several elected officials, Fort Bend ISD board members and administrators were on […]

Fort Bend ISD dedicates Riverstone school to fallen firefighter

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Attending the recent dedication of Anne McCormick Sullivan Elementary were, from left, FBISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD board members Dave Rosenthal and Jim Rice, Sullivan Elementary Principal Donna Whisonant, FBISD Board President Kristin Tassin, Mary Sullivan with school mascot Lucy, U.S. Rep. Pete Olson and FBISD Board Member Grayle James.

Local and state officials, members of the Houston Fire Department and hundreds of parents attended the recent dedication of Anne McCormick Sullivan Elementary in Riverstone. The elementary — which opened in August — is named after Anne McCormick Sullivan, a Dulles High School graduate and Houston firefighter who died on duty in a May 2013 […]

Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club scholarship application is now open


Every year, the Fort Bend Aggie Moms’ Club raises funds throughout the year to award scholarships to deserving students attending Texas A&M University – College Station, Galveston or Blinn TEAM. The scholarship program seeks to recognize and reward Texas A&M University students who are proficient in academics, involved in purposeful activities outside the classroom with […]

@FtBendAthletics: Travis tips Klein, Dawson beats Bush


By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star With three seconds to go and the scored tied at 44, Sage Tolbert established his position in the lane on the weak side, ready for any rebound that may come his way. One did, and Tolbert tipped it in to give Travis a 46-44 win over Klein […]

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