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 […]

Fort Bend Christian Academy teacher speaks seven languages

Fort Bend Christian Academy teacher Robert Mirza is both an artist and linguist. Not only has he lived all over the globe, but he can speak, and therefore think, in seven languages. As a polyglot, Mirza has a deep appreciation of culture, aesthetics and the world as a whole. “I started drawing with the concept […]

Hope for Three at Clements High School

Hope For Three, local autism advocates presented it’s signature “It’s Cool to Care” outreach campaign to Mrs. Sparwasser’s Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALs) classes at Clements High School. The program provides insight, awareness and education to young people about other young people with unique differences – autism. According to local statistics, there are 3,000 students […]

Bush High School Theater Department selected to perform at Scotland arts showcase

Widely recognized for its entertaining and innovative productions, The Bush High School Theater Department has been selected to perform at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest and most prestigious arts festival. The Bush High School Theater Department’s performance will be showcased at an American High School Theater Festival (AHSTF) venue in Edinburgh, Scotland, […]


The Dulles Academic Decathlon team competed in the 6A large school state final with 39 other top-tier Texas teams in San Antonio. The nine students captured Dulles’ first state championship since 1987, defeating all 39 teams at the meet with a team score of 49,717. The team took home 32 event medals as well as […]

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