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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

Terra Vista MS students learn about motion, project organization through catapult construction

Students at Terra Vista Middle School learned recently about Newton’s three laws of motion by shooting tennis balls down the school’s halls with catapults. They also learned about organizing a project and the evils of procrastination. Marc Rey, who built a catapult made from lightweight PVC pipes with his father, said the two lessons of […]

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 […]

Terra Vista Middle School students learn video techniques at multimedia camp

Seven students from Terra Vista Middle School spent a week learning at Texas Tech’s Double T Multimedia University. Students learned about lighting, video shooting techniques, audio levels, producing a podcast, editing video and designing websites. “All these students are at my class at Terra Vista in broadcast media,” said Whitney Manning, a TVMS teacher. “They […]

Schools Briefly

Middle school cheerleaders collect money, food supplies Cheerleaders from Frenship and Terra Vista middle schools volunteered during August to “Stuff the Bus” for the annual South Plains Food Bank school supply drive. FMS cheerleaders filled four barrels and collected more than $300. TVMS cheerleaders collected two barrels of supplies and more than $200 in cash. […]

Speer is ‘teacher feature’ for Texas Music Educators Conference

David Speer, assistant band director and percussion coordinator at Frenship High School and Terra Vista Middle School, is the featured teacher on the Texas Music Educators Conference Web site.

Speer has been a member of TMEC since he was in college at the University of Texas at Austin, and he also met his wife there. TMEC is the Texas branch of a national organization called the Music Educators National Conference. He said he’s always had a love for music and was exposed to playing music because his mother played piano.

TVMS students make an Impact with washing

The Project Hands team consists of, front row from left, Shelbi Candelaria, Ntasha Hallberg and Megan Olive; back row from left, Arizona Wilson, Megan Palacios, Randi Rogers, Caitlin Stehlik, Mackenzie Ney, Ashton Leath, Teagan Arnold and Ben Reimer.

A team of Terra Vista Middle School Impact students saw a problem when shigellosis, a diarrheal illness, broke out last fall. The students were in need of a class project for a problem-solving competition. When they learned that there is a simple way to avoid shigellosis, they decided to try to promote the prevention: hand […]

Terra Vista Middle School students hold memorial for eighth-grader

T.J. Tijerina posed in his football uniform during the 2008 season.

Hundreds of Terra Vista Middle School students and parents showed up outside the school entrance the evening of Feb. 12 to hold a candlelight memorial for student T.J. Tijerina, who died during a church function Feb. 11.   T.J., an eighth-grader at TVMS, was meeting with a church group in a private home. Students were […]


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