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Frenship chess club takes 1st at challenge(0)

February 12, 2015

By Bryan Navarette A-J Media For the third time this season, the Frenship Middle School Chess Club finished in first place and had the top player in a tournament. “This is probably my most talented sixth-grade group,” Frenhsip Middle School teacher Thomas Messerschmidt said. “My sixth-graders are the ones winning the tournaments and they are […]

Frenship chess club takes 1st at challenge

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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