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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 Launches a Business Program for Students

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High school students can now learn about entrepreneurship and create their own businesses right from the classroom. With the help of the internet and other resources, owning a business has become much more accessible. The West Ranch Community’s high school students will have the opportunity to participate in Friendswood High School’s new entrepreneurship program, INCubatoredu. 



Friendswood ISD Receives an A in TEA Accountability Ratings

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Friendswood ISD has received an overall A in TEA Accountability Rating, and the West Ranch Community is extremely glad to provide access to schools in such a wonderful district!

Receiving an A means that Friendswood ISD has excelled in many different factors. The Texas Education Agency rates the state’s public schools on a system measuring student achievement through assessments and READ MORE »


Starting the School Year Strong + New Study Spot

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Welcome back to school, students of West Ranch community! Here is a much needed recap of how Friendswood ISD likes to end the summer and kick off the school year.

Our district held the third “Under the Oaks Celebration” since the first two were so READ MORE »


Some Tax-Free Deals and Events at Baybrook Mall

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Out of the many Baybrook Mall events in Friendswood, this one may just be our favorite. This is the weekend when you can save loads of money, then hang out on the lawn with a nice dessert waffel to reward yourself for making it out of the Tax-Free craze with all of your limbs and sanity intact. Here’s a rundown of the need-to-knows on eligible items for this sale, and a round-up of this READ MORE »


Wonder Waffel Opens In Baybrook Mall

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Berlin’s sweet-tooth haven, Wonder Waffel, has found its way to the West Ranch community in Friendswood at Baybrook mall as its first location in the U.S.A.! Consider this the perfect place to satisfy the sugar cravings before the school year starts aka when we need to get back to business. 

Waffles have been a breakfast staple for Americans since the beginning of time, thus sparking the READ MORE »


Top Ten Award

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 Shriya Alli and Haley Romine had the opportunity to attend the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. Besides the United States, students from Mexico, Canada, China and American Samoa were in attendance and competed. The students competed in First Aid/CPR Skills and earned a top 10 finish. Congrats!


Source: Friendswood ISD


Pokemon Go Event

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Mark your calendars for some fun! Clear Lake Pokemon will host a Pokemon Go event in Stevenson Park. Proceeds will be donated to the Friendswood Animal Shelter, and the event will include raffles for adults and children, challenges, scavenger hunts and trainer battles. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 (adults), free (kids). 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood.

Source: Community Impact News


It's Registration Time

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FISD welcomes all students who live within the boundaries of the Friendswood Independent School District and meet state age and health requirements. 

Original State birth certificate

Child’s social security card

Previous report card (does not apply to Kindergarten or ECP students)

Driver license of parent/guardian
Immunization records
Proof of residency


SpiderSmart Learning Center

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If you're child needs a little extra help, make note. SpiderSmart Learning Center of Friendswood, 115 E. Edgewood Drive, is open. The location has reading and writing programs and early readiness programs, as well as a summer camp program. The programs and summer camps will be available to the Friendswood and Clear Lake areas. SpiderSmart aims to help students forms reading habits and READ MORE »


July 4th Parade

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The 124th Friendswood July Fourth Celebration parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Heritage and Friendswood drives and end at Stevenson Park at 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, where the day program is held. Evening events are held at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park at 2200 S. Friendswood Drive. Free. 


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