Fort Bend ISD students win big at 2017 state VASE

Sixty Fort Bend ISD high school students participated in the state Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), held recently in San Antonio. The students advanced to state after scoring well at the area event, during which their artwork was evaluated based on originality, technical expertise, interpretation and understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). […]

FBISD students selected for Project Search school-to-work internship

United Healthcare recently announced the names of 12 Fort Bend ISD high school students who were selected to participate in Project Search, a job training program created for students living with disabilities. Fort Bend ISD’s Special Education Department partners with United Healthcare, Texana and Texas Workforce Solutions to provide the school-to-work program to help young […]

Congratulations 2017 Valedictorians & Salutatorians!

FORT BEND ISD Austin High School Valedictorian: Priya Ketan Patel College: University of Texas-Austin Field of Study: Computer science/ business Salutatorian: Howard Cheng Yong College: University of Texas-Austin Field of Study: Chemical  engineering/mathematics Bush High School Valedictorian: Mehar Khan College: University of Texas-Austin Field of Study: Biology Salutatorian: Maxwell Adu-Gyamfi College: University of Texas-Austin Field […]

Fort Bend Christian Academy celebrates grand opening of art pavilion

Fort Bend Christian Academy recently celebrated the grand opening of its 7,000 square-foot art pavilion recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and art demonstrations. Guests enjoyed a cupcake truck celebrating the growth of the school over the past 30 years, and student’s award-winning artwork was on display to recognize their 6th state championship at the TAPPS […]

FBISD’s Child Nutrition Department recognized by Texas Department of Agriculture with Best of the Bunch Award

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently honored the Fort Bend ISD Child Nutrition Department with the Best of the Bunch Award. The department was recognized for its achievement in Commissioner Sid Miller’s 2016 Local Products Challenge, for successfully incorporating local ingredients from Texas in at least three meal components. Only 77 participating districts earned […]

Fort Bend ISD board members sworn in New officers elected

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees canvassed and certified the unofficial results of the May 6 election during a special board meeting on May 15. On May 6, voters re-elected Kristin Tassin, Jason Burdine and KP George, and they will serve additional three-year terms on the board. The three trustees were first elected to […]

Governor appoints Fort Bend ISD trustee to school safety board

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Jason Burdine, vice president of the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees, to the Texas School Safety Center Board for a two-year term. The 10-member board reports to the governor, the Legislature, the state board of education and the Texas Education Agency regarding school safety and security, and advises the […]

Stafford teacher retiring after 38-year career

Menchaca spent 34 years teaching in Stafford By SMSD Communications Norma Menchaca, the longest-serving teacher in Stafford Municipal School District, has seen a lot of changes over the years in the district. When she began her 34-year-career as a kindergarten teacher in 1983, Stafford MSD was located in a warehouse. The following year, the district […]

Former Stafford student now school resource officer

By SMSD Communications Stafford Police Department Officer J. Perry is glad to serve the community where she grew up. Perry attended Stafford Municipal School District from 2000-05 and now works as a school resource officer in the district where she was once a student. It’s not uncommon for her to pass the same teachers in […]

Skeeters battle busy schedule, poor pitching

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com The Sugar Land Skeeters have been fighting more than just their opponents on the field this past week. Assuming there are no weather delays Monday and Tuesday, the team will have played 11 games in eight days and have had only one day off since April 27. “I don’t really like […]

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