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3 FISD educators receive Beaumont Foundation awards(0)

April 10, 2014

Three of the Frenship Independent School District’s teachers have won $10,000 and a Newton Excellence in Education Award from the Beaumont Foundation. The awards are given for leadership and dedication that have inspired a spirit of learning. Julie Rogers of North Ridge Elementary School, Laura Grace of Terra Vista Middle School and Altah Swindle of […]

3 FISD educators receive Beaumont Foundation awards

North Ridge Elementary principal transitions from high school students

Transitioning from a position as assistant principal at Frenship High School to the principal of North Ridge Elementary School is less stressful than one might imagine. Shannon Morrison, the new principal at North Ridge, said there are a lot of differences, with the best being the hugs from tiny students. “I can’t even walk 10 […]

Frenship presents info on new school boundaries

About 100 parents turned out for an informational meeting about new school boundaries for the 2014-15 school year, when Frenship ISD will open a new elementary school on Milwaukee Avenue and Itasca Street. Michelle McCord, Frenship’s assistant superintendent of administrative services, told parents gathered in the North Ridge Elementary School cafeteria on Oct. 10 that […]

No Talent Show brings North Ridge together

The Teacher No Talent Show at North Ridge Elementary School was a success, if you didn’t mind buckets of water or vomit being thrown at you. Both buckets turned out to contain mere confetti. Elementary students loved it anyway, after their squeals of terror at possibly being drenched dissolved into giggles. This is the third […]

Plot to Expand: Frenship ISD to accommodate growth with purchase of land for new elementary

Frenship Independent School District officials aren’t sure when they’ll build a new elementary school, but they can say where. Just before the Christmas holiday, the district purchased 19.2 acres of land on the east side of North Milwaukee Avenue at its intersection with Itasca Street. Frenship Public Relations Director Andy Penney said buying the land […]

Frenship schools kick off new year

New school clothes and supplies were in abundance as pre-kindergarteners through seniors in the Frenship Independent School District started school Monday, but some of the middle school students started the year in a brand new building. At Heritage Middle School, students, teachers and Principal Greg Hernandez were in agreement the first day of school in […]

North Ridge fifth-grader organizes fundraiser for Haiti

Many people have watched television coverage of destruction in Haiti following an earthquake last month, but one North Ridge Elementary School student was moved to begin organizing a fundraiser for the people of Haiti. Her efforts helped raise more than $3,000 for the quake-stricken nation. Fallyn Berry, a fifth-grader at North Ridge, sent an e-mail […]

Going wild: Families adopt North Ridge animals during summer months

Every summer, North Ridge Elementary School is the site of a mass migration. Animals of different species move from the classroom to homes to be cared for during the summer months.

Through the Summer Adoption Program, which is part of the school’s Zoo Crew, about 110 animals made the move this year. Through the program, families have chosen to adopt an animal for one month, two months or the entire summer.


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