Category archives for: Sports

FBISD Athlete Nick Harvey plays in U.S. Army All-American Bowl 

Shown (from left) are Travis High School Head Football Coach Randy Cunningham, athlete Nick Harvey, and his parents Lela and Phillip Harvey.

Travis High School athlete, Nick Harvey, was one of the nation’s top 90 high school football players to be selected to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl (USAAAB), which took place January 4, at San Antonio’s Alamodome. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl, also known as the East versus West showdown, celebrates the premier […]

Kempner HS Marching Band invited to National Concert Band Festival


The Kempner High School Marching Band announced it is the first Fort Bend ISD band to be invited to perform at the renowned National Concert Band Festival, along with only 15 other bands from across the United States, including three others from Texas.  The 2014 Festival will be held March 6-8 in Indianapolis, IN. Organized […]

Missouri City Eagle Scout David Sander beautifies Fire Station 4

As one of the most diverse cities in the nation, Missouri City is home to a multitude of spoken languages. While the city’s diversity has made it an attractive location for international families, language barriers do arise, and Missouri City Eagle Scout David Sander decided to address this issue with his Eagle Scout project. To […]

Forty-nine Fort Bend ISD students selected as 2014 Texas All-State Musicians

Forty-nine Fort Bend ISD high school student musicians have earned the highest honor a Texas music student can achieve by being selected to perform with the Texas All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra. These students will perform as part of the 2014 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic/Convention, which will be held on Saturday, February 15, […]

Lacrosse is gaining in popularity


By Lauren Guzald High School Student  Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in Texas and the oldest sport in North America. It was played by Native Americans across much of the continent since before Columbus. Today, the sight of children sprinting across green fields cradling lacrosse sticks is not an uncommon one, especially not in […]

FBISD reading specialists provide books for babies 


To help promote reading while celebrating the holiday season, Fort Bend ISD reading specialists (representing 49 campuses) held their “Books for Babies” event to benefit students enrolled in the District’s Pregnancy Education and Parenting (PEP) Program and their children. Dr. Teresa Grimm, Dyslexia Coordinator, and Dulles Elementary School Reading Specialist Rhonda McCoy presented 97 books […]

8th Annual Holiday Bowl supported “Toys for Tots”


Although this year’s Holiday Bowl and Toys for Tots collaboration was cold and blustery, however it was a roaring success. This football game is played each Christmas season between the Sheriff’s deputies and the Sugar Land Police officers as a toy drive for the Toys for Tots charity. The winner of this game went to […]

Elkins football players make season bright for Lantern Lane youngsters 


Demonstrating their usual charitable spirit, Elkins High School football players and coaches held their annual toy drive to benefit students at Lantern Lane Elementary School. Students and staff at Elkins generously donated more than 100 toys for the young students to enjoy. The Elkins football team delivered the toys to Lantern Lane students who where […]

Four First Colony Swim Team members attend All-Star Camp


Four local swimmers from the First Colony Swim Team, a USA Swimming affiliated team, recently participated in an annual All-Star Camp sponsored by the Texas Swimming Association. Two swimmers from each age group (11-14), gender, and Local Swim Committee were selected based on IMX scores from the previous 50 meter long course season.  These Texas […]

Middle school band director wins Latin Grammy for Children’s Album

Christina Martinez-Benitez is shown here in the band classroom.

Like most teachers, Christina Martinez-Benitez has a hobby she enjoys while away from the classroom. Unlike most teachers, Martinez-Benitez’s hobby is collecting Grammys. Martinez-Benitez, in her second year as the Director of Bands at Wessendorff Middle School, recently went to Las Vegas to collect the Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album. She and her husband, […]

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