Eagle Excellence Award Winners

Each semester, Faith West honors students who demonstrate the following traits:

  • Excellent attitude in class toward peers and/or teachers.
  • Excellent performance in academics/extracurricular activity.
  • Excellent leadership in academics or attitude by influencing classmates to maintain or improve grades or behavior.
  • Excellent character toward peers, especially new or struggling students.

Save the Date: Father Daughter Dance – Jan. 20

Boots and Bows

Save the Date: Saturday, January 20

7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Firethorne Clubhouse

Your help is needed to make this a memorable event for our girls!  Lots of volunteer opportunities are available and your help is most appreciated.  Kindly contact Eva Haier @ (281) 794-5577 with any questions, or if you would like to help! 

New Lunch Menu Item: Raisin’ Canes

Raisin’ Canes is coming to Faith West!

Starting next semester, Raisin’ Canes chicken fingers will be offered on Fridays in the Eagle Café.  Meals will include two or three chicken fingers (small or large), Canes Sauce, Waffle Fries, Small Chef Signature Salad, & Drink.

Prices are $5 for small meal and $6 for large meal.

FFA Brisket Sale

Our FFA Booster Club is selling fully-smoked briskets!

Cost: $75 per brisket. (Briskets are 14-16 pounds before cooking.)

Order Deadline: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Order Pick Up: Sunday, February 4 between 8:00 and 10:00 am at the FWA Ag Barn.

Please contact Keri Maxwell at khm1121@aol.com for more information.

Return form and payment to Ms. Peay or Ms. Baker or email your order to khm1121@aol.com.

Click to Print Order Form

Spelling Bee Winner

Josephine Samuel (left), Faith West Academy sixth grader, with runner-up McKenzie Stevenson holding a Webster’s International Dictionary after the school-level HoustonPBS Spelling Bee.

The top Faith West Academy speller for the school-level, HoustonPBS Spelling Bee was sixth grader, Josephine Samuel, daughter of Binoy and Jocelyn Samuel.  In the 11th and Championship Round, the winning word was translucent.   Josephine will advance to the private school district competition for Harris County Private Schools Spelling Bee in February.

After 30 minutes, nine rounds had taken place and the third place winner, Noah Currier, had been established.

The two remaining spellers, Josephine and McKenzie Stevenson, stepped up to the judges table for the final showdown.

In the 10th round, the word given to McKenzie was, “chandeliers.”

“Chandeliers: C-H-A-N-D-A-L-I-E-R-S,” she spells out, but spelling bee coordinator Paula Harnisch informs her it is incorrect.

Josephine spelled “subterranean” correctly and advances to the 11th round.

The next word is given to Josephine, and if she spells it correctly, she will take the championship.

“Translucent: T-R-A-N-S-L-U-C-E-N-T,” Josephine spells correctly and the audience immediately began to applaud.

To compete in the HoustonPBS Spelling Bee, students must win a series of competitions at school and at district/regional/county level. The HoustonPBS Spelling Bee (March 2018)  Champion will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. with an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Bee Week.  Last year’s national champion won over $40,000 in cash and prizes.

Caption for Photo: Josephine Samuel (left), Faith West Academy sixth grader, with runner-up McKenzie Stevenson holding a Webster’s International Dictionary after the school-level HoustonPBS Spelling Bee.

Emma! A Pop Musical: Cast List Announced

By Eric Price
Adapted from the novel by Jane Austin

Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what’s best for her classmates’ love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma’s relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness? Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. It is in development to be a television movie in the same vein as High School Musical.

Performances – April 20 & 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Auditorium

Cast List

  • Emma Woodhouse – Felise Bressler
  • Jeff Knightly – Dan Owen
  • Harriet Smith – Brittany Garland
  • Martin – Thomas Cedeno
  • Jane Fairfax – Ethel Deng
  • Frankie Churchill – Nathan Park
  • Ashley – Casey Larson
  • Philip Elton – Josh Romero
  • Mr. Weston – Chris Nguyen
  • Miss Taylor (Mrs. Weston) – Bianca Parr
  • Miss Bates – Jessica Gorski
  • Welcoming Committee Singers #1- Gemma Prince
  • Welcoming Committee Singer #2 – Hannah Rodriguez
  • Welcoming Committee Singer #3- Kate Lobpries
  • Crystal(Girl #1) – Reagan Mate
  • Amber (Girl #2) – Erin Abels
  • Misty (Girl #3) – Kristen Coleman
Highbury Prep Students
  • Kyle – Ethan Auzenne
  • Ian – Andrew Armstrong
  • Trent – ChrisNguyen
  • Marcus– Tulio Alamo
  • Chad – Chris He
  • Tiffany – Kathryn Zhang
  • Heather – Emma Reeves
  • Cara – Bianca Parr
  • Brandy – Faith Seybert
  • Rachel – Kylie Davis
  • Julie – McKenzie Stevenson

Dec. 18 – Jan. 2: Christmas Holiday

image-nativityIn observance of Christmas, Faith West Academy and the Academy Offices will be closed December 18 – January 2.

December 15  marks the end of first semester. This is an early dismissal day.  All students dismiss at noon.

Classes resume January 3.

Teachers report for professional development on January 2.

Year Book Photos Needed

In order to fill our yearbook up with as many memories as possible, we need your pictures!

We would like every student to be represented in the yearbook. We invite you to share your pictures of the students, both group and individual, as well as clubs or sporting events.

Email pictures to mspigener@faithwest.org