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Fort Bend ISD announced Friday that all its campuses and facilities will be closed Tuesday due to the cold front moving through the Houston region that is expected to bring record lows to Fort Bend County.

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Dozens of youth musicians from Fort Bend ISD were recently recognized for their ability with selections to various all-state lists.

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From Staff Reports Fort Bend ISD recently announced the teachers of the year for each of its high school, junior high and elementary school campuses. Educators were nominated by fellow faculty and staff and were deemed to represent “excellence in classroom education and leadership,” according to FBISD. Each campus winner can submit an application to […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH smodrich@fortbendstar.com What do a group of ambitious students from Clements High School who want to spend their free time educating their younger peers have in common with warriors from ancient Rome? At first glance, not much. But allow one of the founders of Gladiator Tutoring to explain. “Ami (Chou) and I agreed […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com Come May 1, a new member will have been elected to serve on Fort Bend ISD’s Board of Trustees in Position 2. Grayle James, a Sugar Land resident who has served for nine years on the board, announced in a news release Monday that she would not pursue a fourth term. […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) is trying to give both returning and potential students a way to attend school in spite of financial challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. WCJC, which has a campus in Sugar Land, announced Dec. 18 that it has created the WCJC – Fund Your Future initiative […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com A number of Fort Bend ISD high school students recently took center stage at this year’s Texas State Thespian Festival. The theatre festival, held virtually due to COVID-19, included hundreds of drama students and teachers from throughout the state over four Saturdays from Oct. 24-Dec. 5. Participants attended workshops, auditioned for […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Beginning Nov. 30, Fort Bend ISD transitioned from weekly to twice-weekly pickups for curbside meals that aim to help families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Breakfast and lunch meals for Monday through Wednesday are now available for pickup on Mondays, while Thursday-through-Sunday meals can be picked up on Thursdays. Dinner meals […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Two key players in Fort Bend ISD’s fine arts programs were selected to statewide offices for their respective specialties last month. The district announced Monday that Fine Arts Director James Drew was elected as a board member for the Texas Music Administrators Conference (TMAC), while Assistant Director of Fine Arts for […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com Stafford MSD made an investment of $2.3 million to implement a 1-to-1 ratio with a goal of ensuring each of its students would have a device on which they could learn remotely. But the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated that the district’s two-year technology rollout plan to provide every student an iPad needed […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com  Fort Bend ISD superintendent Charles Dupre announced Monday he plans to resign by December 2021, prompting an outpouring of reactions from parents, teachers and community members across the district. Many parents expressed concerns on Facebook about the timing of the announcement, which comes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and 17 days […]

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Fort Bend ISD will soon be searching for a new leader. In a Monday news release, the district announced that superintendent Charles Dupre intends to resign from the position by December 2021. The announcement comes barely two weeks after the FBISD board of trustees voted 6-0 in favor of extending Dupre’s contract through 2024. He […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH  smodrich@fortbendstar.com County voters selected a new group of leaders to the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees in the Nov. 3 general election, ousting board president Jason Burdine and incumbents Kristin Tassin and Allison Drew. Angie Hanan defeated Burdine for Position 1, garnering 61.55 percent of the vote, or 84,075 votes to […]

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From Staff Reports Fort Bend ISD will hold a virtual hiring event on Friday, Nov. 13 as the district looks to fill available openings for teachers and instructional age, according to a news release from FBISD. Interested applicants should register for the position they are seeking by noon Wednesday, Nov. 11. Additional information will be provided […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH smodrich@fortbendstar.com The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees voted Oct. 28 to extend the contract of superintendent Charles Dupre by one year. It now runs through April 30, 2024. The board voted 6-0 in favor of extending Dupre’s contract after conducting its annual evaluation of the superintendent. Position 6 Board Member Addie […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Citing a need to accommodate special circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, an area private school plans to expand its grade-level offerings to include high school. Divine Savior Academy in the Sienna neighborhood of Missouri City announced Wednesday that it plans to add grades 9-12 in addition to its existing […]

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From Staff Reports Fort Bend ISD trustee Allison Drew took part in the kickoff session of the Leadership Texas Association of School Board class of 2021 from Oct. 1-3. Each of the four remaining sessions, according to a news release from FBISD, will feature nationally recognized experts in the fields of leadership development and education. […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD announced last Friday that board member Jim Rice has been selected to serve as president of the Texas Association of School Board’s (TASB) board of directors for the 2020-21 term. He was one of seven school administrators selected from the throughout the state to serve on the TASB […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Community members wanting to learn more about Fort Bend ISD operations can apply for the district’s leadership academy. FBISD said in a news release that community members can send in applications for its Board Leadership Academy through Oct. 30. The five-month program will provide participants the chance for a behind-the-scenes look […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD’s Jordan Elementary recently received a $5,000 donation from Burlington Stores through its partnership with national nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org, which will go toward purchasing new supplies for each of the school’s teachers. Burlington store manager April Brown presented the donation during a recent virtual meeting with school administrators. “Our teachers […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH smodrich@fortbendstar.com The Greater Houston area has produced several notable performing artists and entertainers, from Beyoncé to Elkins High School alumnus Travis Scott. Missouri City’s Leigha Gabrielle Morris is striving not only to grow in the early stages of her career as an R&B recording artist – she’s giving back to her hometown. The […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH smodrich@fortbendstar.com Members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and superintendents from Houston Independent School District, Aldine Independent School District, Spring Independent School District and Stafford Municipal School District announced last Thursday that they had secured a donation of 1,000 computers to be distributed to school districts across the Greater Houston area. State […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann Fort Bend ISD announced Sept. 8 that Zane Ziad was chosen as the 2020 National Ambassador for the “Do the Write Thing “challenge, a writing campaign for middle school students. Ziad, a student at Garcia Middle School in Sugar Land, was one of two students chosen from the Houston/Harris County area out […]

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By Landan Kuhlmann All Fort Bend ISD students can pick up two free meals per day through the end of the year after the district recently received a waiver from the Texas Department of Agriculture. A news release from FBISD said that until Dec. 31, all its students will be able to receive breakfast and […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH Fresno resident and Hightower High School alumna Maria Bolaños has a bit of a chip on her shoulder. And she’s motivated to use her talents to give back to her community. The sophomore at the University of Houston isn’t shy about her career plans, and she has the resume to back it […]

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By STEFAN MODRICH Advocates of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) have long felt that the practical skills fostered by the interdisciplinary approach will help prepare students for higher education and careers in a highly volatile and malleable economy. The Tapia Center at Rice University, named for Dr. Richard A. Tapia, a mathematician and professor, […]

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Fort Bend ISD announced Thursday that the district will resume normal operations Friday after closing for two days ahead of potential severe weather. Remote student learning will resume, as will feeding programs, special education programs and activities at the district’s learning centers The FBISD board meeting originally scheduled for Monday has also been pushed back […]

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Fort Bend ISD announced Tuesday that all of its schools and facilities will be closed Wednesday and Thursday in anticipation of Hurricane Laura making landfall on the Gulf Coast. Stafford MSD later announced the the district would be closed Wednesday through Friday. Closures include all learning centers, feeding programs and special education programs. SMSD said […]

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STEM education and the rapidly evolving world of coding and computer programming is becoming an increasingly influential and normal part of children’s everyday lives in Fort Bend County. Kalika Sinha’s entry into that world, as an experienced architect and construction manager and working mother, was driven by the motivation of finding a way to be […]

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Clements High School choir director Janet Menzie was named the 2021 Region 4 Secondary Teacher of the Year during a virtual awards ceremony Monday, according to a news release from Fort Bend ISD. As a result, Menzie will be up for a statewide honor at the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Texas Teacher of […]

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Fort Bend ISD is accepting applications for the district’s 2020-21 free or reduced-priced meals program. The program offers breakfast and lunch meals to eligible students at no or reduced costs to families in need. Families wishing to register for the program must log in or create an account on FBISD’s SchoolCafe app, which can also […]

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Magdalena “Maggie” Augustine already knows what she wants, even if the avenue to get there is unclear. What is clear, however, is that her recently awarded college scholarship will go a long way toward accomplishing her goals. “I want to be happy and I want to change the world for the better,” she said. “If […]