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Geography Bee

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Anuraag Deepak, a fifth grader at Walker Station Elementary in Sugar Land and the son of Latha Deepak and Deepak Balachandar, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semi-finalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Texas National Geographic Bee. Bees were held in schools for fourth to eighth grade students throughout the […]

Athlete Spotlight: Kempner High’s Isabel Bustos

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Kempner High sophomore forward Isabel Bustos is enjoying her first season on the Cougars’ girls varsity soccer team. “I was nervous at first, but I got to know my teammates and got comfortable,” said Bustos, who has five goals on the season after playing Junior Varsity as a freshman. Busts, 15, […]

FBISD board president to face preschool owner in May election

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD board president Grayle James is running for re-election for FBISD Position 2 on a platform of continuing the district’s positive developments. James, a 51-year-old retired teacher and volunteer, faces Kathy Li, a 41-year old preschool owner/teacher and fellow Sugar Land resident, on May 9. Early voting runs from […]

Fort Bend grads enjoyed Minute Maid opportunity

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Thousands of young Houston Astros fans attend games at Minute Maid Park with the dream that they’ll get a chance to play a game at the city’s Major League Baseball field. For Baylor sophomore left fielder Darryn Sheppard, a Dulles High graduate, and Texas A&M senior first baseman G.R. Hinsley, a […]

Lions donate to Stafford MSD Robotics program

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The Missouri City-Stafford Lions Club donated $400 for the “Adopt a Bot” robot kit for use at Stafford Municipal School District. The intent of the Robotics Program to encourage innovative & creative problem solving skills and possibility thinking. The Lions Club discovered the SMSD program after reading about it in an edition of the Fort […]

Lamar CISD students’ art to be on display at rodeo

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Sixteen Lamar CISD artists will have their works shown at the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Show, with 12 being eligible for the Rodeo Art Show Auction. The students’ works were judged as part of the Lamar CISD Student Art Exhibit. Foster High School’s Orapan Riyasu won Best of Show at the Lamar […]

Fort Bend ISD celebrates Campus Art Programs during Youth Art Month

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Fort Bend ISD joins the nation in celebrating Youth Art Month in March. Sponsored by the Council for Art Education, Inc., Youth Art Month emphasizes the importance of art activities for children and encourages schools and youth groups to support their art programs. During Youth Art Month, FBISD schools will proudly display the creative artwork […]

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 […]

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