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Frenship spellers take first in Red Raider Classic(0)

January 30, 2015
01-29 Frenship High School spelling bee team

By Bryan Navarette A-J Media In 2013, the Frenship UIL spelling team finished first in its district, but has since lost the title. “In 2014, we missed being first place in district for the team,” third-year Frenship spelling coach Susan Robertson said. “So, we are trying to regain the first-place team position.” On Jan. 17, […]

Frenship spellers take first in Red Raider Classic

Frenship middle schools use iPads to reach students

By Karen Michael A-J Media The quiet at the beginning of Colby Sharp’s class at Terra Vista Middle School was eerie. He had told students in a quiet voice to get an iPad and start a video as they came in the door. Three minutes into class, students wearing headphones and earbuds were fully (and […]

Frenship students earn academic honors

TVMS - Ahmad Altabaa 1

Students of the Month are submitted by local schools to the Avalanche-Journal. January 2015 Students of the Month include: Ahmad Atlabaa is a seventh-grader at Terra Vista. He is in dual AP and will take the PSAT in February. He is also in Sunday school to learn Arabic. Dane Arp, a second-grader at Legacy, is the […]

Frenship’s Wilson and Libre named to All-State Choir

Tyler Libre and Katrina Wilson

By Bryan Navarette A-J Media Frenship choir director Billie Lu Billett said All-State Choir members aren’t only talented or hardworking. They are both. “Some of the most talented people I know didn’t have the work ethic to do this,” she said, “and some of the people with the biggest work ethic don’t have the talent. […]

All fun and games in Frenship High design class

By Karen Michael A-J Media It’s not unheard of for students to play board games at school, but for some classes at Frenship High School, it’s all part of the lesson. This is Janet Flusche’s first year to teach game programming and design. That may bring to mind thoughts of many tedious hours of coding, […]

FMS students earn Ranching Heritage Western Art Awards

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 […]

Frenship trustees seek public input on calendars

By Karen Michael A-J Media Two calendars are being considered at Frenship Independent School District for the 2015-16 school year, but those could be changed if the state Legislature changes state laws to allow districts to start school before the fourth week of August. Andy Penney, director of public relations for FISD, said one of […]

Heritage students win 28 awards at scholastic competition

01-15 HMS scholastic art winners

BY Bryan Navarette A-J Media When Jaden Garcia heard he had received a Gold Key award in the Regional Scholastic Art Competition, he was excited. “I was yelling, screaming and running down the halls,” the Heritage student said, laughing. “I was breaking a lot of rules.” Heritage Middle School won 28 awards, including 13 Gold […]


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