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FMS students earn Ranching Heritage Western Art Awards(0)

January 22, 2015
Pictured is Zoe Henry's Grand Champion winner of the Junior High Division artwork.

By Bryan Navarette A-J Media When Frenship Middle School art teacher Thomas Messerschmidt received an email from Ranching Heritage Center officials that they were going to hold their first Western Art Competition, he wasted no time in preparing his students. “We began to discuss Western art in my class,” he said, “and we looked at […]

FMS students earn Ranching Heritage Western Art Awards

Career exploration software shows students’ options

Before Frenship Middle School eighth-grader Davis Smith started using the iCEV Career Exploration software last week, he really thought he wanted to be a doctor. “I was really, really pushing for health sciences,” Smith said. Then he started going through several video interviews with people in the four career fields he had to choose between, […]

Whiting wins FISD bee with ‘scrutiny,’ ‘approachable’

For the second time, Jane Whiting is Frenship Independent School District’s top speller. Whiting, a seventh-grader at Frenship Middle School, battled against students from the district’s six elementary schools and two other middle schools on Friday at Casey Administration Building. The spelling bee went 12 rounds. Whiting’s win came after the seventh round, when fellow […]

Teachers: Winter break refreshing

Staff at Frenship Middle School said students and teachers both come back from Christmas break rejuvenated for the spring semester. As students enjoyed a final day of freedom on their winter holiday, teachers trudged back to school Monday morning to prepare for classes. Principal Jerry Jerabek said when students return for the spring semester, it’s […]

Three Frenship educators win Beaumont Foundation honors

Three teachers from Frenship Independent School District have won the Beaumont Foundation award this year, taking home not only the honor but a $10,000 check. Joy Field of Crestview Elementary School, Karen Holt of Frenship Middle School and Courtney Ferguson of Frenship High School were selected in March for the 2012 Newton Excellence in Education […]

‘Be your best’: David Thomas praises coaches’ help

David Thomas, a tight end and fullback for the New Orleans Saints and former Frenship High School football player, gave kudos to coaches he has had since he was a small child — including his dad, former Frenship Superintendent John Thomas. “The first coach I had in my life was my dad,” Thomas, 28, told […]

Paws mean gifts at Frenship Middle School

The Frenship Middle School Tiger Tree provided gifts for 75 students and their siblings this year. The Tiger Tree, based on the idea of the Angel Trees that several organizations host each year, was first put up five years ago. Aron Strickland, assistant principal at FMS, said secretary Linda Whitson came up with the idea, […]

FMS student marks a first for district

A Frenship Middle School student is the first from the district selected to perform in the Texas Choral Directors Association Middle School All-State Honor Choir in San Antonio in July. Ryan Smith, who will be an eighth-grader next fall, won many achievements through the Hardy Boys Choir this year, including first chair in the All-Region […]


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