Frenship ISD Unveils FHS Ninth Grade Center

The district’s 14th campus was officially unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday (Sept. 8).

It was an exciting Friday as Frenship ISD administrators, students and teachers — along with Wolfforth and Lubbock community leaders and members — officially opened the doors of the district’s 14th campus, the FHS Ninth Grade Center, during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The new FHS Ninth Grade Center serves as a secular campus from Frenship High School to allow freshman students to be together for their first year of high school while also alleviating the enrollment of students at the high school.

The freshman campus was a part of the 2014 bond election that also included the construction of Frenship’s eighth elementary campus, Upland Heights Elementary, which opened in Fall 2016.

Frenship students and administrators spoke during the ribbon cutting ceremony as well as governmental leaders, including: FISD Board of Trustees President Brad Draper, FISD Superintendent Michelle McCord, Texas House Representative Dustin Burrows, Mayor of Wolfforth Charles Addington, and Lubbock Mayor Pro-Tem Latrelle Joy.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, attendees toured the inside of the campus to see its open space concept.

The campus features more than 50 classrooms, eight computer labs, media center and commons area, soft seating with plug-ins for student devices, and two full-size competition gyms for school and community use.