Fort Bend ISD names Melissa King-Knowles principal of Sartartia Middle School

Melissa King-Knowles has been named the new principal of Fort Bend ISD’s Sartartia Middle School. Since 2010, she has held the role of assistant principal at both the middle and high school levels, most recently in Leander ISD. King-Knowles began her 17-year career as a theater teacher at Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville ISD. Her […]

The race for the playoffs begins

CLICK TEAM FOR ARTICLE Austin Bulldogs Bush Broncos Clements Rangers Dulles Vikings Elkins Knights Hightower Hurricanes Kempner Cougars Marshall Buffalos Ridge Point Panthers Travis Tigers Willowridge Eagles Stafford Spartans   By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The 2016 high school football season begins this week. Due to the realignment announced last spring, the […]

@FtBendAthletics: A new season begins

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star With school having already started, the Fort Bend Star has started a new column, @FtBendAthletics, which, not surprisingly, will be focused on Fort Bend ISD athletics. The column will be published weekly in the print and digital versions of the Fort Bend Star, and breaking news will […]

Olympic homecoming: Sugar Land to welcome home Olympians

The City of Sugar Land will host a Welcome Home Celebration for Simone Manuel and Steven López on Aug. 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Sugar Land Town Square. The two Olympians recently competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Manuel won gold medals in the 100-meter freestyle and the 4×100-meter medley […]

Tennis served family style

By Bill McCaughey For the Fort Bend Star When Marlee Zein needs advice on her tennis game, she doesn’t have to look far. Her three older sisters all played tennis in college and are available if she needs them. Marlee, 16 and a junior at Dulles High School, is ranked ninth nationally in the United […]

Fort Bend ISD is Exemplary in CaSE ratings

District also receives Met Standard accountability rating, remains focused on continued improvement With an eye on ongoing, continuous improvement, Fort Bend ISD has publicly posted the results of the 2016 Community and Student Engagement (CaSE) ratings on the district’s website, www.fortbendisd.com. Under House Bill 5, passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature, all public school districts […]

FBISD selects site for Career and Technical Education facility

A 65-acre plot in the Telfair community has been selected as the site for a new state-of-the-art, centralized Career and Technical Education (CTE) facility. During a regularly called meeting on July 18, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approved the recommended site selection, as well as the programming that is to be offered at […]

Student bakes winning recipe, dines at White House

By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend Star Priya Patel of Sugar Land remembers her first experiment with cooking. It was her own recipe for strawberry muffins. “I used a pancake mix as a base and then added my own stuff and fresh strawberries,” she said. “I really like those a lot.” Her creativity in […]

Rodriguez named FBISD assistant superintendent

Dr. Joe Rodriguez has been named an assistant superintendent in Fort Bend ISD. He replaces Dr. Mark Foust, who is currently in his new role as the district’s chief of schools. Rodriguez comes to FBISD from Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District where he served as administrator for secondary education. Prior to that, he was a […]

FBISD names school leaders at several campuses

Fort Bend ISD recently named new leaders at several campuses for the coming school year. Among the new high school principals are: Leonard Brogan, Ridge Point High School; Thomas Graham, Willowridge High School; Alfred Holland, Marshall High School; and Deidra Lyons-Lewis, Elkins High School. Principals named at the middle school level are: Joseph Chandler, Crockett […]

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