Friendswood High School will be adding a lead counselor position to it’s campus, FISD Trustees decided Monday.
The addition of the counselor position is necessary, district officials said, in light of the complexity of individual graduation plans and House Bill 5.
Passed during the recent 83rd legislative session, HB 5 reduces high school testing and changes graduation and attendance requirements.
The board on Monday also approved a change to Friendswood High’s 2013-14 Academic Planning Guide.
With the addendum, the course, Theatre Production 1, will allow students to option of selected either a number grade or a pass/fail grade for the class if they are in good standing and earn an A in the class.
Trustees on Monday approved the concept of establishing an FISD school museum at in the original building at the FISD Annex. The idea was discussed at the November meeting. The board will continue to be involved as funds are needed and policies are developed, staff said.
The school board on Monday recognized the FHS Mighty Mustang Band, which proved one of the top 10 in the state by winning all local marching contests in the area, then qualifying for the state UIL contest in San Antonio. A stellar performance in the preliminaries gave the band a third place and advanced them to the top competition of the top 10 bands where they placed fifth.
Also recognized was the Lady Mustangs volleyball team, which returned to state this year and tied for first place in District 24-4A with a record of 13-1. The team clinched a spot in the State tournament after being crowned Region III-4A champions with a stunning victory over Dawson.