Fort Bend Education Foundation gala

This year’s “Off to Oz” themed Fort Bend Education Foundation gala on Saturday, March 4, turned out many celebrants in character donating in the name of education purchasing auction items and more to support FBISD students, teachers and schools. Among those in attendance at the Sugar Land Marriott enjoying the whimsical evening were (seated) Gordon […]

Sugar Land students win regional National Science Bowl competition

A team of high school students from Sugar Land won their regional competition for the 2017 National Science Bowl (NSB) recently and will advance to compete in the NSB National Finals this spring in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced. “The National Science Bowl continues to be one of the premier academic […]

Scanlan Oaks Elementary holds Boosterthon Fun Run

On Feb. 16, approximately 990 students ran in the Boosterthon Fun Run at Scanlan Oaks Elementary. The Boosterthon Fun Run was the culminating event of the nine-day Boosterthon program themed Backyard Box Office, where students learned from five real-life, inspiring students, whose world-changing ideas will prepare Scanlan Oaks Elementary students to implement their own ideas. […]

Stafford High candy maker overcomes disability to become successful business owner

By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star Madison Gage loves chocolate, and she wants her customers to enjoy what she loves. Gage, who will graduate this year from Stafford High School, dreams big. She wanted to start her business of making candy, and is now the proud owner of Maddy’s Gourmet Chocolates. With Valentine’s […]

Thirty Fort Bend ISD students selected as 2017 Texas All-State Musicians

All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive in band, choir and orchestra Thirty Fort Bend ISD student musicians will perform with the Texas All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra as part of the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. The event will be held Feb. 8-11 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention […]

KP George announces re-election bid for FBISD

KP George has announced re-election bid for Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees, Position 5. During George’s term, the FBISD Board of Trustees launched and/or approved a comprehensive district rezoning, a facilities master plan, and a $484 million bond program that was approved by 75 percent of the voters with no tax increase. In addition […]

School Briefs

Holocaust survivor to speak at Clements High School Holocaust survivor Ruth Steinfeld will stop by Clements High School on Thursday, Jan. 26, to speak to students, staff and the community. Her visit is part of a CHS outreach program organized by history teacher Michael Madden. The program will explore the evils of hatred and bigotry […]

Public meeting planned as Fort Bend ISD pursues District of Innovation designation

The public is invited to attend a meeting of Fort Bend ISD’s Academic Advisory Council (AAC) on Feb. 8 at the FBISD Administration Building (16431 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land). The meeting will be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the Board Room. During the meeting, members of Fort Bend ISD’s Local Innovation Committee are […]

Schools, districts given letter grades

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com As a preemptive strike before Friday’s release of the “work in progress” A-F letter grade accountability report from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Legislature, both the Fort Bend ISD and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) issued statements decrying fairness of the grading system. “I regret that our […]

Fort Bend Junior Service League accepting scholarship applications

The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is offering two scholarship programs to assist women in Fort Bend County who desire to further their education. The FBJSL Volunteer Scholarship applicant must be an outstanding Fort Bend female high school senior who has completed at least 100 hours of high school community service, has a minimum […]

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