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Global Studies will transition to Travis through fall of 2018

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Proponents of Clements High’s Global Studies Academy (GSA) won twice with Fort Bend ISD this academic year. In November, FBISD changed course on keeping the academies open just three days after announcing it would phase out academy programs. A significant amount of the academy support during that three day window was […]

Sugar Land students win national honors

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Inspiration Stage has just returned from Atlanta, Georgia after attending the 10th Anniversary Junior Theatre Festival. This year at the Junior Theatre Festival, also known as JTF, 4500 participants in 101 theatre companies all gathered together to celebrate theatre and compete for awards. At JTF, in association with Music Theatre International (MTI) and iTheatrics, theatre […]

Fort Bend students listen to Anti-Bullying message

Singer Tristan Blaine shared an anti-bullying message with students at Baines Middle School last month. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com It’s difficult for any individual to hold the attention of approximately 400 sixth graders simultaneously at any given time. But up-and-coming singer Tristan Blaine managed to do it during a concert last month at Baines Middle School in Missouri City. This wasn’t just any concert — it was part of the Allstar […]

Colony Meadows wins math competition

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The Colony Meadows Math Team competed at the Klein Oak TMSCA math contest on Jan. 17  and won the event. In addition to the overall victory , CME students also received the top Overall Best Student Award (Andrew Cai) and many trophies and ribbons for placing in the Top 20 in each category. The individual rankings are: […]

Fort Bend ISD names principals for soon-to-be Aliana, Riverstone elementary schools

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Fort Bend ISD recently named two District principals for new elementary schools that will be opening in the fall of 2015 and 2016, respectively. Pamela Brown, current principal of Rita Drabek Elementary (RDE), was chosen to lead Elementary School 46, which will open in the Aliana community in August 2015. Brown has been the principal […]

Athlete Spotlight: Dulles High’s Cooper Weatherly

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By Adrian Martin For The Star What’s the preparation like for the next level? “I’m just working as hard as I can everyday and proving myself.” What part of your game do you pride yourself on? And why? “My speed for sure. Of course it comes in handy on the base pads, but I’ve always […]

Willowridge High School students adopt Families for the Holidays

Photo 1: Pictured (from left) are: Shirley Joseph, Willie Yarber, LaSonya McArthur and Raphael Breda.

Students from Willowridge High School (WHS) spent part of their winter break reaching out to local families in need, giving food and toys to more than a dozen families in the Willowridge High School feeder pattern. Members of the WHS AVID program, WHS Men of Excellence, and their sponsors gathered at the school on December […]

Reynolds proposes single member districts for Fort Bend ISD

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State Representative Ron Reynolds (Fort Bend County, District 27) filed today HB 717 which will create single-member districts for the Fort Bend Independent School District Board (Fort Bend ISD). This bill will require each board member to be elected in single districts instead of the current at-large system. “The members of our school board need […]

Clements graduate elected to serve on Columbia University’s Senate

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Jillian Ross, a 2012 graduate of Clements High School and a current Chemical/Biomedical Engineering junior at Columbia University in New York City, was elected to the university’s Senate and will serve a two-year term through 2016. She represents the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and is the first African-American female elected Senator in the engineering […]

Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers Football continue to grow program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com For an expansion team, the Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers have enjoyed a great deal of success in Six-Man Football. The Chargers reached the Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) Championship Game the past two seasons and made the TCAL quarterfinals in their inaugural season of 2012. Last month, the Chargers lost to […]

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