Category archives for: Fort Bend ISD

FBISD extends Dupre’s contract through 2018, hires new Facilities director

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At a Regular Board Meeting on Nov. 17, members of the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to amend the employment contract of Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre, extending the agreement through April 30, 2018. Dupre’s initial contract, signed in April of 2013, was due to expire in 2016. In addition to extending the […]

Clements, Austin High School football teams donate breast cancer shirts

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Two Fort Bend ISD high school football squads recently made generous donations to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Breast Care Center. Athletes from the Clements High School and Stephen F. Austin High School football teams donated a number of post-mastectomy pocketed button-up shirts to the Center.  The shirts are specially designed for the unique needs […]

FBISD will keep academies, consider new feeder patterns

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD’s community dialogue meeting regarding Academies & Career Pathways last Thursday may have been one of the most anticlimactic public gatherings in the history of the county. In a standing-room only crowd, 40 or so parents and students held signs urging the district to keep the Digital Media, Engineering, […]

Athlete Spotlight: Bush High’s Jarra Owens

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Bush High senior outside hitter Jarra Owens played her final volleyball game on Nov. 4. The Broncos lost to George Ranch in a hard-fought 3-0 match in the UIL Class 5A playoffs at Wheeler Fieldhouse. “We fought, but we just needed to fight a little harder,” said the 5-foot-9 senior. Owens, […]

Dr. Dupre: Academy programs will stay in Fort Bend ISD

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Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre didn’t waste much time before making an important announcement on Thursday night. More than one thousand citizens, with about 40 of them holding large signs supporting FBISD’s Academy Programs, attended a Community Dialogue Meeting to voice their support for the programs. Before they could make a formal comment, […]

Elkins superstar leads team into postseason

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By Adrian Martin For The Star While many dynamic athletes have come, amazed and graduated from Fort Bend ISD schools over the past four years, a few have reached the final acts of their careers. Cemented on that list of elite Division I athletes is Elkins High quarterback Johnathan Giles.   Just two years ago, […]

Volleyball success

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The Fort Bend Christian volleyball team, left, enjoyed its best season in school history, finishing second in TAPPS 4A. The Eagles lost to Addison Trinity Christian in the state title game last Saturday in Corsicana. The Austin High volleyball team, right, lost to Clear Creek, 3-2, in the Class 6A Regional Quarterfinals on Monday in […]

FBISD proposal: Phase out most academy programs in three years

Dr. Christie Whitbeck, Fort Bend ISD Deputy Superintendent, shared a comprehensive Academic Program Review with the FBISD Board of Trustees at a Called Meeting and Agenda Review Workshop on Monday that included recommendations on the implementation of House Bill 5 and addressed academic courses offered at each of the District’s 11 high school campuses. “All […]

Fort Bend ISD’s next set of challenge: Feeders, boundaries and academies

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The $484 million Fort Bend ISD bond passed by a 3-to-1 margin on Nov. 4 as voters voiced their support for new construction and renovations to alleviate overcrowded schools, increase technology, safety and more. But there’s far less consensus on feeder patterns, boundaries and academy programs – all issues that will […]

Fort Bend ISD students revisit Civil Rights Movement through “History Talks” Presentation

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History came alive for a group of Fort Bend ISD students, community members, and school and District administrators as they took part in a riveting recollection of historical moments shared by notable civil rights figures. Fort Bend ISD collaborated with Honey Brown Hope Foundation to present “History Talks,” a celebration of the 50th anniversary of […]

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