Six Fort Bend ISD seniors named National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners, and six Fort Bend ISD graduating seniors are among the honorees. They represent the 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. FBISD’s scholarship winners (and their […]

Fort Bend ISD honors athletes earning scholarships  

By Bill McCaughey  For The Fort Bend Star Fort Bend ISD honored 130 students who have earned athletic scholarships this year. The ceremony, held at Wheeler Fieldhouse last Friday, was hosted by Fort Bend Athletic Director Rodney Chant and the athletic directors of the 11 Fort Bend ISD high schools. “These 130 students plus the […]

FBISD wins H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards

Fort Bend ISD was well represented Sunday night in Austin when the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards were presented. The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees won the $25,000 award for school boards. The Rising Star award for secondary schools went to Richard Embrick of David Crockett Middle School. The award for secondary school principal […]

Stafford MSD’s Samuel sets sights on cardiology

By Stafford MSD Communications Academic achievement has defined much of Maraki Samuel’s story over the past four years. While the Stafford High senior is proud of everything she’s achieved in the classroom (she’s ranked fourth of more than 230 students), she has truly distinguished herself as someone interested in giving back to the community. Samuel, […]

Students, teachers at FBISD’s EDGE campuses benefit from George Foundation grant

Students at Fort Bend ISD’s two EDGE campuses are benefiting from an innovative instructional model, made possible in part to a $153,000 grant from the George Foundation. The Educators Dedicated to Growing Excellence (EDGE) instructional model was introduced at Briargate Elementary and Ridgemont Elementary at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. Representatives from the […]

Celebrate 35 years of music with the Fort Bend Boys Choir

The Fort Bend Boys Choir is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The choir will celebrate with its Spring Concert on Saturday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston – just off the Beltway at Westheimer. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Five ensembles – […]

Fort Bend ISD names Clayton, Hearne as teachers of the year

Fort Bend ISD announced the names of the 2017 district elementary and secondary teachers of the year at its annual Teacher of the Year Awards dinner and program, held April 20 at Safari Texas Ranch. Stephanie Clayton of Sugar Mill Elementary is the Elementary Teacher of the Year and Jessika Hearne of McAuliffe Middle School […]

Exceptional Stafford MSD teachers share a common bond

By Stafford MSD Communications Ellen Bishop and Carin Williamson are two of the best teachers in Stafford Municipal School District, but their story started long before they began working in the district. Williamson was a teacher and a cheerleading coach at a private school in Harris County, and Bishop was a member of her cheerleading […]

Harmony School of Innovation debate team winding down big year

Harmony School of Innovation Sugar Land Debate Team is winding down another successful year under the guidance of coach Amanda Trost. Trost has been with Harmony since 2009, with HSI Sugar Land since 2014, and was congratulated as one of the school’s two teachers of the year for 2016-17. The past three years have brought […]

Sugar Land grade schoolers compete in FIRST Robotics World Championship

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Five teams from Sugar Land competed in the FIRST Lego League Jr. competition last weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The FIRST Lego League Jr. program, one of four FIRST programs, had 60 teams with 360 children aged 6-10. The teams came from places around […]

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