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Copeland named Top-Notch Teacher finalist(0)

April 19, 2017
Frenship's Nicholas Copeland was named a finalist for a Top-Notch Teacher Award. (Provided by FISD.)

Frenship High School teacher Nicholas Copeland became suspicious when one of his co-workers was asking questions about his resume, but little did he know he was about to be nominated for a Top-Notch Teacher Award. The geometry and CTE teacher got the news right before spring break — not only was he nominated but he […]

Copeland named Top-Notch Teacher finalist

FHS Latin Club qualifies 9 for national competition

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The Frenship High School Latin Club impressed at the Texas State Junior Classical League Convention last weekend. Twenty-six of 31 Tiger participants were recognized at the convention held at Sandra Day O’Connor High School in San Antonio. Nine of the students qualified for national competition. Frenship’s Emily Bayliss (sculpture and pottery), Katie Chaffin (polychromatic drawing), […]

Saavedra named to Congress of Future Medical Leaders


Frenship junior Mark Saavedra first decided on a career in the medical field in the eighth grade. This summer, he will join other like-minded students from across the country as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders —a step forward on the road to achieving his dream. “It’s feels great. I like having […]

Summer of Reading nearing

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With summer approaching, the city of Wolfforth Library is gearing up for another year of providing community members with plenty to do over the three-month period when school lets out.

Preston Manor undergoing upgrades, renovations

Preston Manor

Since purchasing Preston Manor in June in Wolfforth, the Wolfforth Land Co. has provided renovations and upgrades in the community.

Denim & Diamonds event to raise teacher funds

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In an attempt to provide teachers in the Frenship Independent School District with additional funding, the Frenship Foundation for Leadership is gearing up for its fifth annual Denim and Diamonds Gala event. The event, which will feature a casino party theme, is slated for 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center.Participants will receive chips to play a variety of games throughout the event. Sponsors and donors gather at the event to help raise money for teachers who want to enhance their students’ learning experiences orprovide them with the tools to further their education. “It’s great. I love whenever we get to deliver the checks (and) watch the teachers light up, just because they are receiving something thatin their eyes is a huge gift. Because not a lot of school district have anything like the Frenship Foundation to be able to supplement and getall these extra (funds) that they get,” foundation board member Shea Katilus said. “For the kids, to see how excited the teachers get is(great).” Foundation President Brandon Autrey presented a check to FISD Superintendent Michelle McCord last year, totaling $41,076.02 forinnovative teacher grants. FISD teachers submitted their advanced classroom ideas last summer and were awarded their individual checksduring campus ceremonies in the 2016 school year. Frenship Foundation for Leadership executive director Cindy Stephens said in an earlier interview that the teacher grants help to fundinnovative projects or programs they wish to implement in their classrooms that the school district’s budget may not always support. “It’s very awarding. Both my kids are at Frenship. I have a fourth- and fifth-grader at Bennett and to be able to give back to the teachershas done so much for my kids and their education,” foundation board member Misti Welch said. “It’s great to be able to give back toteachers with an event like this.” The Frenship foundation experienced a historic year in 2016 thanks in part to the teacher grant program. Combined with its scholarship program and additional events, the organization donated a cumulative $100,000 to the school district — thelargest annual donation in the foundation’s history. Katilus, who also has children enrolled in FISD, said the teacher grant program is rewarding to be a part of. “I love it because I went to school at Frenship and now my kids go to Frenship,” she said. “Just to be able to see it grow and for us to passon all these different opportunities and be involved and get to see all our hard work and fund-raising pay off — that is just a blessing forme.” For more information, contact Stephens at

Foundation for Leadership to award character


For the Frenship Foundation for Leadership, it’s that time of year to award character.

Week of Jan. 30 briefs

Three City Council seats up for election The city of Wolfforth will hold its general election in May for three City Council seats.

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