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Across the board: FMS Chess wins City Champions(0)

April 20, 2017
The Frenship Middle School chess team won its third consecutive city championship.
(Provided by FISD.)

The Frenship Middle School chess team continues to build on its reputation of being a talented group of students. For the third consecutive season, FMS has done it again — won the City Championship. “Every one we win the kids get really excited because the competition is pretty stiff. They have done it three years […]

Across the board: FMS Chess wins City Champions

Vaughn advances to Saunders Scholars Competition

Frenship Middle School's Blake Vaughn advanced to Saunders Scholarship Competition.
(Bryan Navarette.)

By Bryan Navarette A-J Media Frenship Middle School student Blake Vaughn believed his mom when she told him his business was impressive, and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) agreed. The seventh-grader and CEO of Compass Phone Cases was selected by an investor panel of local business leaders to compete in the Saunders Scholars Competition on […]

Eagle Scouts, art contest winners recognized

Western Art Contest winners for area youth Four area youths took top awards Jan. 7 at the annual Western Art contest awards ceremony sponsored by the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech and the Lubbock County Junior Livestock Show. Each entry was required to represent or express the spirit and semblance of ranching and/or […]

Frenship chess club takes 1st at challenge

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 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 […]


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