Links for Thursday, February 8, 2018:

News Town TalkParent Open HouseUIL RealignmentAll-State Musician

Front row: Jackie Legarreta, Nathan Flores, Damian Rodriguez, Nancy Rocha, Andrea Chavez, Angelica Molina, Middle row: Briana Padilla, Katricia Delacruz, Eric Gonzalez, Lydia Alexander, Brooklynne Johnston, Back row: Sloan Dominguez, Alan Lechuga, Jr. Reyes, Hadley White, Edvin Tzunux, Angel Mills. Friona will be represented by three soloists, a sax trio, a flute quartet, a low brass quartet, and a brass sextet at the state competition in Austin on May 28.

Sandra Gonzalez and Johnny Ojeda were announced as the Basketball Queen and King for 2018. Both are seniors at FHS and were recognized during the mid-winter Senior Recognition Night event last Friday night.

Town Talk

Well, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year, meaning we get another six weeks of winter. Since 1887, Phil has predicted a longer winter 104 times, including this year. He has forecast an early spring just 18 times, according to records. (more...)

Parent Open House at Friona Junior High

There will be a STAAR Test (information) Parent Night on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Friona Junior High School. Parents who speak spanish will meet at 5:00-5:30 p.m. in the library. All parents will meet at 5:30 to 6:30 in the library and then will continue with grade level teachers.

UIL Realignment Brings New Teams and Long Road Trips

The University Interscholastic League issued the District Assignments and Reclassification Information for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Friona will see some new teams in district play as well as get reaquainted with old district foes. To the best of our knowledge, Friona has never been in a district with Canadian or Spearman. (more...)

Friona Student Selected as
Texas All-State Musician

Friona High School student Brooklynne Johnston has been selected to perform with the Texas All-State Small School Mixed Choir in San Antonio on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. She was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. Brooklynne is a student of Mary Jane Johnson and sings at school under the direction of John Lee Bonner, who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, a 19,000+-member organization headquartered in Austin. This is Brooklynne’s fourth time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Brooklynne is the daughter of Bryan and Allison Johnston. (more...)