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Welcome to the West Ranch Community News section. Here you will find frequently updated Southeast Houston and Friendswood news regarding the community as well as model homes, events, and projects in and around West Ranch.

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Friendswood High’s Cheerleaders Take Second Place in Regional Competition

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Friendswood ISD Cheer Team Makes Second Place

Congratulate the West Ranch community’s favorite high school cheerleaders on a job well-done! These ladies placed second out of eleven teams in the Super Large Game Day Division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Regional Competition this past Sunday on November 3. There is nothing Friendswood High’s cheerleaders can’t accomplish under the leaderships of Coaches Jenna Crosson, Keri Yee READ MORE »


Save the Date: The 10th Annual Art in the Park

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Residents of the West Ranch community need to save the date for two great days filled with art, music and fun. Friendswood’s 10th Annual Art in the Park event will take place on November 16 and 17 at Stevenson Park. This is a free event by the Friendswood Fine Arts organization. The goal is to donate any and all proceeds to “elementary, intermediate, junior high and high school art classrooms READ MORE »


Friendswood ISD Receives an A in Financial Integrity

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Friendswood ISD receives an A

Friendswood ISD has received a “Superior” score in Financial Integrity! This A-grade shows that the West Ranch community’s school district has “managed their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes.” 

The Texas Education Agency’s state financial accountability rating is also known as School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System READ MORE »


Support Friendswood High’s FFA on Spirit Days

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The Holidays still seem far away, but it will be right around corner very soon! Friendswood High School’s FFA has organized three Spirit Days at the local Funky Monkey Boutique on Friday, October 25 through Sunday October 27. Join the team for three fun days filled with shopping while supporting West Ranch’s community high school! 

The Funky Monkey Spirit Days  READ MORE »


FHS’s Spanish Seminar Students Spread their Love for the Language

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Learning a new language has many benefits like being a better communicator, improving memory and becoming a better multitasker. Select Friendswood High School’s Spanish Seminar Students have begun to teach Bales Intermediate’s Spanish Club students basic Spanish! This experience will have an incredible impact on Bales’ Spanish Club, FHS’s Spanish Seminar and all the instructors involved. 


Parents Only Event: Windsong Intermediate’s Coffee and Conversations

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Windsong Intermediate’s parents are invited to a Coffee and Conversations event to learn about Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship on Wednesday, October 16 at 9 a.m. in the Windsong Library. Please call (281) 482-0111 to RSVP by Monday, October 7. Parents will hear from Mrs. Fiesinger and Mrs. Hoover about different ways to help keep students safe on the internet. 

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Friendswood Junior High Student is a MASTERS STEM Competition Finalist

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Eighth grader, Ganesh Venu, was named a finalist in the 9th annual Broadcom MASTERS STEM middle school Competition on September 18 held by the Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public! Venu’s project “Can Potassium Help Save water in Rice Production” discovered that it was possible to grow more crops while preserving water by increasing the crops’ potassium levels. This was READ MORE »


Four Friendswood High School Students are Semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Competition

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The West Ranch community wants to recognize four talented students from Friendswood High School – Shammo Biswas, Anushka Jetly, Alice Nguyen and Darren Slack! 

These four students are a part of the 16,000 Semifinalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition out of the 1.6 million entrants, and will be recognized at the Friendswood ISD School Board on October 7 for this READ MORE »


Friendswood Junior High Cheerleaders Learn to Become Leaders

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Friendswood Junior High cheer sponsor, Stephanie Meyers, noticed a trend of being unkind within the cheer team, and she was determined to put an end to it. Meyers’ idea to stop this trend fully focused on the golden rule of being kind and empowering the West Ranch cheerleaders who attend this school to become leaders. 

Meyers experienced girls within the team “struggle with kindness” in READ MORE »


Important Dates and Ways to Support Friendswood High School's Wranglerettes

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The talented Wranglerettes drill team of the West Ranch community’s high school is back for another amazing year of teamwork, long practices, and most importantly, dance! 

As the “Pride and Joy of Friendswood High School,” the members of the Wranglerettes have extended their passion for dance into other aspects like community service and academics. Many team members are involved in READ MORE »


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