Stafford teacher retiring after 38-year career

Menchaca spent 34 years teaching in Stafford By SMSD Communications Norma Menchaca, the longest-serving teacher in Stafford Municipal School District, has seen a lot of changes over the years in the district. When she began her 34-year-career as a kindergarten teacher in 1983, Stafford MSD was located in a warehouse. The following year, the district […]

Former Stafford student now school resource officer

By SMSD Communications Stafford Police Department Officer J. Perry is glad to serve the community where she grew up. Perry attended Stafford Municipal School District from 2000-05 and now works as a school resource officer in the district where she was once a student. It’s not uncommon for her to pass the same teachers in […]

Stafford MSD’s Samuel sets sights on cardiology

By Stafford MSD Communications Academic achievement has defined much of Maraki Samuel’s story over the past four years. While the Stafford High senior is proud of everything she’s achieved in the classroom (she’s ranked fourth of more than 230 students), she has truly distinguished herself as someone interested in giving back to the community. Samuel, […]

Exceptional Stafford MSD teachers share a common bond

By Stafford MSD Communications Ellen Bishop and Carin Williamson are two of the best teachers in Stafford Municipal School District, but their story started long before they began working in the district. Williamson was a teacher and a cheerleading coach at a private school in Harris County, and Bishop was a member of her cheerleading […]

Stafford falls in FIRST Robotics World Championship

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The clock finally struck midnight for the Stafford Spartans robotics team as they were eliminated in the qualifying rounds of the FIRST Championship held last weekend in downtown Houston. The Spartans, in only their second year of competition, surprised everyone but themselves as their alliance won the […]

Stafford MSD board member named to MASBA post

The Mexican American School Board Members Association (MASBA) conducted its election of officers and board members at its annual business meeting held Feb. 25 in San Antonio during the MASBA Annual Conference and Expo. As part of the election process, Stafford Municipal School District School Board Trustee and Board Secretary Xavier Herrera was elected to […]

Stafford robot performs well in regional competition

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star In front of 2,300 robot fans at the FIRST Robotics Lone Star Central Regional, the Stafford Spartans robotics team, in only its second year of competition, rallied in the final round of qualifying to reach the 14th seeding slot, but faded in their last two matches and […]

Stafford High candy maker overcomes disability to become successful business owner

By Donna Hill For The Fort Bend Star Madison Gage loves chocolate, and she wants her customers to enjoy what she loves. Gage, who will graduate this year from Stafford High School, dreams big. She wanted to start her business of making candy, and is now the proud owner of Maddy’s Gourmet Chocolates. With Valentine’s […]

Stafford Elementary students receive 41 bicycles from Elks Lodge

By Stafford MSD Communications Forty-one Stafford Elementary School fourth graders received a special early Christmas surprise on Thursday morning. Elks Lodge 151, based in Stafford, donated 41 bicycles and helmets to the students, who were surprised to learn of their new modes of transportation during a Christmas celebration ceremony at the school. The Elks Lodge […]

Houston Texans present Stafford senior with $5,000 scholarship

By Stafford MSD COMMUNICATIONS Stafford High senior Taten Blue has achieved a great deal in academics, athletics and community service. Those accomplishments were recognized when he was awarded with Houston Texans/Reliant Energy Scholarship for Champions, for $5,000, last month. “Earning this scholarship was a great honor,” Blue said. “I am very honored to have received […]

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