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Clements High School’s Madison Taylor among Outstanding Texas Students Recognized for Service

Madison Taylor

Madison Taylor, a Clements High School ninth-grade student, is among 86 outstanding student leaders from across the state to successfully complete Education in Action’s 2013-2014 Lone Star Youth Leadership Council program. Members participated in the Lone Star Leadership Academy, a weeklong leadership development program offered during spring and summer breaks by Education in Action. During […]

Brendan Hamilton earns Eagle Badge

Eagle Scout, Brendan Ray Hamilton, 17, of Sugar Land, with Troop 616 has earned this Eagle Scout Badge. For his Eagle Project, Brendan collected and donated more than 500 toys for the needy. His future plan is to join the United States Air Force.

Laureen Sanford named new principal of Holley Elementary School

Fort Bend ISD recently named Laureen Sanford as the new principal of Holley Elementary School.  For the past two years, Sanford has served as assistant principal of FBISD’s Meadows Elementary and was assistant principal of Commonwealth Elementary for three years prior to that.  She has 14 years in education, all in Fort Bend ISD, and […]

Baines staff spreads Kindness Across Campus


Faculty and staff at Baines Middle School are spreading a positive message across their campus that promotes character development among students. As part of their “Kindness Campaign,” the faculty and staff can be seen wearing their “Be Sweet and Kind at All Times” t-shirts each Thursday to help spread kindness throughout the school. Baines P.E. […]

Dillon Kabot and Bryan Poole earn Eagle Scout Award

Photo by Ed Gifford
Shown (l-r) are Eagle Scouts Bryan Poole, and Dillon Kabot.

Clement High School students Bryan Poole and Dillon Kabot of Boy Scout Troop 1631 received their Eagle Scout Award in a Court of Honor attended by family and friends. Both started their scouting journey in Cub Scout Pack 1882 at Commonwealth Elementary school in 2002. They enjoyed many aspects of their scouting journey and were […]

Fort Bend ISD students qualify for global academic meet in Singapore

Fort Bend ISD students from Ridge Point High School, the G/T Academy at Quail Valley Middle School, and Baines Middle School swept team honors at the junior (ages 10-13) and senior levels (ages 14-18) at the Houston regional finals of the World Scholar’s Cup held in mid-May and now have the opportunity to compete with […]

Hightower High School’s Digital Media Academy to host summer camp for students entering grades 5-8

Hightower High School’s Digital Media Academy will host its second annual Digital Media Academy Summer Camp for students entering grades 5-8 who are interested in film and video, graphic design, 3D animation, web design, broadcast journalism and photography. Participants will complete activities in digital storytelling, stop motion video, Photoshop, photography and news cast production. They […]

Oakland student turns classroom lesson into charitable event

Padilla is shown with a representative from the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Teachers often wonder how students will respond to classroom lessons and whether they will apply the skills and information they receive to their personal lives. So when Oakland Elementary School second-grade teacher Janet Lavong learned that her student Carson Padilla turned a classroom lesson into a charitable event, she was thrilled! Lavong presented a study […]

Congratulations to MatchBook! 2014 Reading Competition winners

Fort Bend ISD congratulates the elementary and middle school teams that were named winners of the District’s first MatchBook! 2014 reading competition. The competition, sponsored by FBISD’s Library Media Services Department, is based on the reading incentive program that promotes a culture of reading among students on campus and encourages students to be lifelong readers. […]

Career Planning outweighs recess at Austin Parkway Elementary School


Austin Parkway Elementary School students were less excited about recess and more focused on career planning recently as they took part in their school’s newly-revamped Career Day event. Rather than have speakers visit each classroom as they have done in the past, the students signed up to attend four sessions focusing on their career choices. […]

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