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S3 Ep. 16 - Join us for a heartfelt farewell as we bid adieu to the incredible Dayna Owen, Executive Director of Communications. After an impressive 29-year journey in education, including 9 years dedicated to school PR, and three unforgettable years of hosting FISD's The Podcast, it's time to celebrate her remarkable contributions. Get cozy and tune in.

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S3 Ep. 15 - In this episode of FISD’s The Podcast, hosts Kelsey Golz and Dayna Owen interview Friendswood High School's 2024 Valedictorian, Jenny Chen, and Salutatorian, Sebastian Leiman. They share tips on study habits, time management, and achieving balance while excelling academically. Jenny and Sebastian also reflect on their sources of inspiration, contributions to the school community, and memorable high school moments, offering valuable advice for students navigating their own academic paths. Join the conversation for insights and practical guidance from these accomplished students.

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S3 Ep. 14 - On this episode, we chat with the amazing Robin and Larry from Marketplace Care Partners in Friendswood ISD! Explore their heartwarming experiences, the impact of Care Teams, and their invaluable advice on mental and emotional wellness. Tune in for a glimpse into their world of supporting the FISD family!

S3 Ep. 13 - Do you know what FISDCares does for our community?

Discover the origins of FISDCares and its mission to debunk misconceptions about financial need in the district. Learn about initiatives addressing food insecurities and housing challenges, as well as support for students overcoming obstacles like lack of clean clothes.

We'll share heartwarming stories of assistance during back-to-school and holiday seasons, along with efforts to tackle childcare barriers during the pandemic.

Find out how you can get involved with FISDCares and upcoming events like MustangSanta and the Prescription Give Back on April 27th. Tune in and make a difference with FISDCares today!

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S3 Ep. 12 - Join us on FISD's The Podcast with Claire Howard and Hayley Banwell, senior officers of the Wranglerettes. From prom preparations to recent Nationals success, peek into the world of these dynamic dancers. Discover what being a Wranglerette means to Claire and Hayley, how they balance their roles with academics, and hear about their impactful community service projects. Tune in for this lively discussion!

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S3 Ep. 11 - Join Dayna Owen for an engaging episode featuring her son, Canon, who is an FISD K-12 graduate and daughter-in-law, Maddie, who is an FISD teacher. Dive into discussions on voting ages, phone privileges for kids, favorite teachers, and life as an educator and student in Friendswood.

Laugh along as we explore parenting quirks, social media's impact on teachers, and even a fun interview question that sparks reflection. Tune in for a mix of heartfelt moments and light-hearted banter on FISD's The Podcast!

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S3 Ep. 10 - Welcome to the podcast where an incredible mom, Micah Morris from Westwood/Bales campuses, takes center stage as PTO President. In this delightful conversation, this dynamic woman shares insights, experiences, and heartfelt stories from her journey leading her PTO.

Micah was randomly selected from our list of 36 PTO officers, and luck smiled upon us! Her willingness to share her adventures as PTO President sheds light on the dedication and passion all PTO volunteers bring to their schools.

Join us as we delve into the world of PTO leadership, where laughter, challenges, and triumphs intersect to create a vibrant tapestry of community involvement. Micah graciously represents all Fwood PTO parents today, offering a glimpse into the boundless spirit that fuels their commitment to enriching the lives of students, families, and educators alike.

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S3 Ep. 9 - In this insightful episode of our podcast, we delve into the dynamic world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education with special guests Exec Dir of Technology Jeremy Walker and Instructional Tech Coordinator Lanna Barajas. Join us as we unravel the intricacies of AI integration within FISD's educational landscape and explore its potential implications.

As the conversation unfolds, we address a pressing question – why do people harbor nervousness about AI in education?  Together with our guests, we navigate through the concerns and perceptions surrounding AI, discussing ethical considerations, privacy issues, and the overall societal apprehension towards this cutting-edge technology.

Whether you're an educator, a parent, or simply curious about the future of education, this episode offers valuable insights into the potential and challenges of AI in shaping the way we learn and teach. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of AI's role in FISD's educational landscape and its broader implications for the future of education.

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S3 Ep. 8 - Welcome to "Friendswood Junior High Chronicles," the podcast where we bring you the inside scoop on the incredible individuals who make a difference in the lives of our students. In this episode, get ready to meet two of our absolute favorites from Friendswood Junior High!

First up, we have the man with boundless energy, the PE guru, and all-around fantastic guy, Coach Matt Veariel (pronounced like "Cereal"). Coach Matt is not just your average PE teacher; he's a mentor, motivator, and an essential part of the school community. Join us as we dive into his passion for physical education and discover the unique ways he connects with students both in and out of the gym.

And joining us alongside Coach Matt is the super cool 6th-grade assistant principal, none other than Christina Holt! With her vibrant personality and dedication to education, Ms. Holt brings a fresh perspective to the podcast. We'll explore her journey in shaping young minds, the challenges she faces, and the rewarding moments that keep her inspired.

So, grab your headphones and join us for a lively conversation with Coach Matt Veariel and Assistant Principal Christina Holt as they share their stories, insights, and the experiences that make Friendswood Junior High an extraordinary place for both students and educators. Get ready for a dose of inspiration and a whole lot of fun on "Friendswood Junior High Chronicles"!

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S3 Ep. 7 - Dive into the heartwarming world of PALS on FISD's The Podcast! FHS seniors Remi Landry and Charlie Cravens share insights into the criteria for entry, the transformative power of peer influence, and how mentorship shapes character, responsibility, and connections. Tune in to discover how these high school leaders are not just making a difference in their mentees' lives but also paving the way for a brighter future.

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S3 Ep. 6 - Join us as we delve into the unique experiences of being drum majors, navigating the intricate world of playing in the band, and embracing the responsibilities of leadership within their class. From the exhilarating highs of commanding the band during performances to the behind-the-scenes challenges they face, Elizabeth and Priscilla share their insights, stories, and reflections on the multifaceted role of drum majors.

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S3 Ep. 5 - Join us on our exciting podcast, "Rising Stars of the Court," as we dive into the thrilling world of high school volleyball playoffs through the inspiring stories of two talented athletes, Alex Garcia and Andi Vaught. In this episode, we sit down with two remarkable high school girls who are members of a state-ranked FHS volleyball team, currently battling their way through the intense playoff season.

These young athletes are not only exceptional players on the court but also role models for their peers and the entire volleyball community. We explore their passion for the sport, their dedication to their team, and the challenges they face as they strive for victory in the playoffs.

Whether you're a volleyball enthusiast, a sports fan, or simply someone who appreciates stories of young athletes chasing their dreams, this episode will offer insights, inspiration, and a deeper appreciation for the dedication and determination required to thrive in the high-stakes world of high school volleyball playoffs.

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S3 Ep. 4 - Tune in to our latest podcast episode as we take you on a journey through the exciting and innovative Inaugural Friendswood Country Fair. This unique event showcases extraordinary local student talent and businesses, brought to life by the visionary Friendswood High School Senior Levi John.

The Country Fair is Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and discover a world of creativity, passion, and innovation as our students present their exceptional products, services, and talents just in time for the holiday season. Hear firsthand from Levi John and get a sneak peek of what makes this event a can't-miss experience for the whole community. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to support our budding entrepreneurs and artists!

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S3 Ep. 3 - Caroline Krebs and Jai Foster, the Senior Class President and Vice President, discuss their senior year, addressing topics like good manners and the dress code. They also share lighthearted moments, including Taylor Swift and memorable experiences. This episode offers insights and laughter about their high school journey and future.

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S3 Ep. 2 - In this episode of The Podcast, join us as we sit down with FISD Superintendent Thad Roher to discuss his triumphant return after surgery. Thad shares his personal journey and reflects on how the theme "Because Kids" has taken on new meaning for him during this time. We delve into important updates on construction projects, as well as explore the anticipated timeline for FHS facilities. Thad speaks on the VATRE, and we highlight upcoming community events like Homecoming, the Distinguished Alumni Banquet, FEF Sporting Clays tournament and the Cline Dedication Ceremony.

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S3 Ep. 1 - Exciting News! Join us on the latest episode of "FFA Chronicles" as we sit down with FHS senior Mady McAshlan and AG teacher Rachel Sawyer to dive deep into the world of FFA! Mady is a true FFA enthusiast with a passion for agriculture and leadership. She'll be sharing her incredible journey in FFA, from her early days to her senior year at FHS. You won't want to miss her inspiring story and the impact FFA has had on her life! Rachel Sawyer, our amazing AG teacher, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. She'll be shedding light on the importance of FFA in education and how it shapes the future of our young agricultural leaders. Curious about the FFA experience at FHS? Wondering how you can get involved?  Tune in to get all your burning questions answered and gain valuable insights into the world of FFA!

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