Frenship ISD teachers and staff members began the new school year off on the right foot as they all celebrated what it means to be a Frenship Tiger.
Two types of thunder were rolling across the south plains on Tuesday morning. Amid scattered rain showers, 1,200 Frenship ISD employees gathered in the Tiger Pit to attend Convocation. The annual kickoff served to celebrate the beginning of the school year and energize the Frenship faculty and staff.
The Frenship Tiger band ushered in the beginning of Convocation, followed by speakers and presentations highlighting The Frenship Way. The Frenship Way is the theme for the new school year that reminds staff of the culture of integrity, support, and brotherhood that been established throughout the district’s history. The Frenship Way was placed front and center during an address by Dr. Michelle McCord, a series of videos focusing on beneficiaries of The Frenship Way, a choral performance by Frenship elementary students, and the presentation of teaching awards to outstanding staff members.
The keynote speaker for the event, Dr. Debbie Estes, offered words of advice and encouragement for the upcoming school year. “Take your job seriously and yourself lightly,” Dr. Estes exclaimed as she addressed the crowd. Dr. Estes shared her interpretation of The Frenship Way by describing ways to make students feel included, uplifting colleagues, and creating connections.
An event of this magnitude doesn’t happen without the work of an entire community. Frenship ISD would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of Convocation: Horace Mann, Texas Tech Federal Credit Union, South Plains Electric Cooperative, Keller Williams, Wolfforth Community Development Corporation, King’s Highway, Grand Canyon University, Frenship Vet Clinic, Freshii, Chick-fil-A, The Frenship Foundation, Costco, Kinetico, Raer Classic Car Wash, and Cup of Yo. Frenship ISD would also like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff members who lent their time and talent to making Convocation a success.
Approximately 10,000 students will flood the halls of Frenship ISD campuses on August 28th. With Convocation as an explosive start to the new school year, Frenship ISD is poised to enter an exciting and successful school year.