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Dulles High Science Team advances to National Science Bowl

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The Dulles High Science Bowl Team recently won their regional competition for the 2015 National Science Bowl (NSB) and is advancing to the National Finals, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on April 30 – May 4. The five-member team includes Siddarth Guha (captain), Vishnu Iyer, Rik Nag, Rahul Nagvekar, Aman Patel and Sponsor […]

Fort Bend ISD names Teacher of the Year finalists

Fort Bend ISD congratulates the outstanding educators who were named 2015 FBISD Teacher of the Year Finalists for Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year. The Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year Judging Committees met to review all campus entries and select 10 District finalists. The finalists, as well as all of the Campus […]

Fort Bend ISD takes steps for Special Education reform

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Fort Bend ISD has established a Developmental Review Process and is working with Stetson & Associates, a nationally-recognize special education consulting firm, to improve Special Education programs in the district. FBISD has approximately 4,600 students enrolled in Special Education programs. The district has created two advisory committees of parent groups – one elementary and one secondary […]

Filmmaker shares grandparents courageous story at Clements High School screening

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Massachusetts-based filmmaker Artemis Joukowsky III was a freshman in high school in the early 1980s, his teacher asked him to interview someone of “moral courage.” Little did he know that a ninth grade assignment would become a lifelong project. Joukowsky’s mother recommended that he interview his grandparents – Waitstill and […]

Willowridge High graduate posthumously inducted into Brown University’s Athletics Hall of Fame

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The Willowridge High School community is celebrating a recent honor presented to the family of Willowridge High School alumnus Gregory Parker. Brown University honored the legacy of Parker by inducting him posthumously into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame. The university honored 11 individuals and one team at its 40th Induction Dinner. Gregory’s mother, Missouri […]

Hightower High School grad’s becoming the new “Air Jordan”

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Tied for third place in the Southland Conference, it’s unlikely that the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball team will compete in the NCAA Tournament, which begins next month. But anything’s possible with Islanders senior guard John Jordan, a Hightower High graduate, and his 50-inch vertical leap leading the way with 15.5 […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High’s Kristina Battle

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Austin High senior point guard Kristina Battle played an important role in leading the Bulldogs to the UIL Class 6A playoffs. Austin, which lost to Clear Springs in the first round on Monday night, had Battle as its floor general over the past two seasons. “I enjoy controlling the pace of […]

Time for Dalmatians…

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Feb. 6 was the 101st day of school and Oakland Elementary students dressed up as Dalmatians as they learned to count. Pictured above are Mikayla Simmons, left. Elliott, left, and Gabriel Runge are pictured right. (Submitted photos)

Trent Intenationale students met with Holocaust survivor

Students from Trent Internationale School met with Leon Cooper, a Holocaust survivor, last week. (Submitted photo)

Nestled in our own backyard, Trent Internationale school’s continuing focus on educating for a global 21st century refuses to leave the past behind.  The morning of Jan. 27 marked the 70th anniversary of them liberation of Auschwitz.  Trent students were given the unique opportunity of visitingLeon Cooper, a Holocaust survivor.  In meeting with Mr. Cooper, […]

Ten Fort Bend ISD Students selected as candidates for 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

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Fort Bend ISD is proud to announce the names of 10 high school seniors who have been selected as candidates for the 2015 United States Presidential Scholars Program. They are among the nation’s more than 3,900 candidates identified for the academic component of the program, based on having scored exceptionally well on the SAT or […]

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