FBISD’s Child Nutrition Department recognized by Texas Department of Agriculture with Best of the Bunch Award

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently honored the Fort Bend ISD Child Nutrition Department with the Best of the Bunch Award. The department was recognized for its achievement in Commissioner Sid Miller’s 2016 Local Products Challenge, for successfully incorporating local ingredients from Texas in at least three meal components. Only 77 participating districts earned […]

Fort Bend ISD board members sworn in New officers elected

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees canvassed and certified the unofficial results of the May 6 election during a special board meeting on May 15. On May 6, voters re-elected Kristin Tassin, Jason Burdine and KP George, and they will serve additional three-year terms on the board. The three trustees were first elected to […]

Governor appoints Fort Bend ISD trustee to school safety board

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Jason Burdine, vice president of the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees, to the Texas School Safety Center Board for a two-year term. The 10-member board reports to the governor, the Legislature, the state board of education and the Texas Education Agency regarding school safety and security, and advises the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eagle Scout Troop 1631

Daniel Penczak from Troop 1631, sponsored by the Sugar Land Optimist’s Club, is flanked by his mother, Alison and fellow Eagle Scout and father Bill Penczak. His grandfather is former NASA astronaut Al Worden, who flew to the moon on Apollo 15. Danny’s Eagle project was Geeks for Grandmas, which taught technology to seniors at […]

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