63 FBISD students named 2018 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Fort Bend ISD announced that 63 seniors are semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The FBISD students are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists named in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their junior year performance on the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying […]

Fort Bend ISD approves $.02 tax rate reduction

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees adopted a reduced tax rate of $1.32 during its board meeting Sept. 18. The rate of $1.32 per $100 valuation marks the first change to the overall tax rate in seven years, and accounts for a maintenance and operations rate of $1.06 and $0.26 for debt service. Although […]

Elkins 2017 salutatorian Gabrielle Le receives Youth Excellence award

Each year, the Vietnamese Culture and Science Association honors outstanding high school students during its Youth Excellence Recognition Luncheon. The honorees are Houston-area, Vietnamese-American high school graduates who were either valedictorians or salutatorians of their respective schools. Among this year’s honorees was Elkins High School’s 2017 salutatorian, Gabrielle Le. Le is a 2017 National Merit […]

Fort Bend ISD students and staff Turn It Gold to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Fort Bend ISD joins the nation in supporting children and young adults affected with pediatric cancer, while spreading awareness of early warning signs of the disease and available support services. Throughout the month, residents will notice gold ribbons placed throughout the community as a reminder that children are […]

Businesses donate school supplies for Fort Bend ISD students

Several Fort Bend ISD students will benefit greatly from the generous donation of school supplies provided by Aetna and OptumRx. To support the district with its back to school needs, Aetna Volunteer Council Co-Chairs Julia Mueck and Brenda Foster recently presented FBISD with several boxes of school supplies. Each year, Aetna employees purchase and donate […]

Willowridge students, staff to begin school year at Marshall High

Willowridge High School students and staff members will begin the 2017-18 school year at Marshall High School as cleanup efforts continue at the WHS campus. The school year begins on Aug. 22, and the Fort Bend Independent School District is planning a Community Forum and Celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 16, so that the community can […]

Fort Bend ISD students recognized for service on Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni Council

Four Fort Bend ISD students are among more than 80 young leaders – representing 50 public, charter and private schools from across the state – to create and lead service projects as members of Education in Action’s 2016-2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni Council. Before entering the ninth grade, the council members participated in a […]

Fort Bend ISD teacher Jessika Hearne authors book to inspire readers to overcome obstacles

Many people doubted Jessika Hearne would ever succeed in life, but she has proven them wrong on so many levels. Some said she wouldn’t graduate high school, but she did. Her educational pursuits went even further with her receiving a bachelor’s degree, soon to be followed by a master’s degree in education administration, which she’ll […]

Elkins AFJROTC cadets attend Houston Area Leadership Course

Cadets Chang and Melchor recognized for outstanding achievement Fourteen Elkins High School Air Force JROTC cadets were among more than 300 students throughout Texas to attend the third annual Houston Area Air Force JROTC Cadet Leadership Course, held June 11-17 at the University of Houston. During the weeklong training, the cadets completed one of three […]

Fort Bend ISD hosting parent organization and booster club informational meeting

All leaders of Fort Bend ISD parent organizations and booster clubs are invited to the district’s annual informational meeting to learn requirements regarding background checks, IRS tax filings, liability insurance coverage and more. The meeting will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the FBISD Administrative Annex Main Auditorium […]

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