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 […]

FBISD names new campus, district leaders

During the Dec. 12 regular board meeting, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees named new leaders. Rodney Chant is the new director of athletics; Damian Viltz is the new executive director of facilities and operations; Robert Scamardo is the new legal counsel; and Jason Soileau is the new principal of Arizona Fleming Elementary. Rodney […]

Girl Scout gets her Gold Award

Ambassador Girl Scout Gustaline Samba of New Territory (Brazos Valley Community – Troop 28103) completed her Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn, symbolizing outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service and advocacy. The Girl Scout Gold Award involves more than a year of work, including a […]

Brothers earn Eagle Scout rank

Sugar Land’s Boy Scout Troop 441 recently added two new Eagle Scouts to its ranks, brothers Christopher and Mark ZumMallen. Troop 441 is sponsored by Christ Church Sugar Land. The troop was founded in 1989 and has over 145 Eagle Scouts to date. In order to earn the Eagle award, a Scout must complete 21 […]

District and city officials dedicate new Spark Park at Ridgemont Elementary

SPARK School Park Program made a stop in Fort Bend ISD during its 2016 SPARK Week, dedicating one its newest parks at Ridgemont Elementary school on Nov. 14. The new park marks the first partnership between Fort Bend ISD and SPARK Park, and several elected officials, Fort Bend ISD board members and administrators were on […]

Fort Bend ISD dedicates Riverstone school to fallen firefighter

Local and state officials, members of the Houston Fire Department and hundreds of parents attended the recent dedication of Anne McCormick Sullivan Elementary in Riverstone. The elementary — which opened in August — is named after Anne McCormick Sullivan, a Dulles High School graduate and Houston firefighter who died on duty in a May 2013 […]

@FtBendAthletics: Travis tips Klein, Dawson beats Bush

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star With three seconds to go and the scored tied at 44, Sage Tolbert established his position in the lane on the weak side, ready for any rebound that may come his way. One did, and Tolbert tipped it in to give Travis a 46-44 win over Klein […]

Dulles Middle School student leaders support and fundraise for Alzheimer’s research

Students in Dulles Middle School Teen Leadership, PALs and AVID took part in the 2016 Fort Bend County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 29, at Constellation Field. The students exceeded their fundraising goal, raising over $5,000. The DMS team was organized by Teen Leadership teacher Jessica Knox, who was personally motivated after losing her […]

Stafford student gets Texans Scholarship

Stafford High senior Taten Blue was awarded a $5,000 Houston Texans/Reliant Energy Scholarship for Champions last month. He and other recipients were honored by the Texans Sunday before the start of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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