Klein ISD News Briefs
December 9, 2011
Klein ISD Held Academic Decathlon Scrimmage
High school students entered into a battle of wits as the Klein ISD held its Academic Decathlon district scrimmage on Nov. 16, 2011. All four KISD high schools had teams compete, as the Klein High Bearkats team who earned first place with a score of 25,572. All four teams will participate at the regional meet to be held Jan. 20-21, 2012, at the Porter High School in New Caney ISD. The theme for the 2011–2012 Academic Decathlon® season is “The Age of Empire.” The Academic Decathlon is a team competition wherein students match their intellects with students from other schools based on 10 categories. For more information, click here.
McDougle Elementary Offers English Classes for Adults
Staff at McDougle Elementary provide English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to adults in the Klein community during both the fall and spring semesters. Classes are conducted three days a week, and are funded by a partnership between the Klein ISD and the Harris County Department of Education. Participants who attend the adult ESL classes recently celebrated the end of the fall semester. Two ESL classes were offered at McDougle during the fall semester to support parents and community members who want to learn English.
Schindewolf Teacher has Christmas Artwork Chosen by MD Anderson
Acts of kindness can ripple throughout a lifetime, just ask Schindelwolf English teacher Allison Dibble. More than 20 years ago, she was diagnosed with Leukemia and treated at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dibble was selected to be featured as a part of the hospital’s traditional fundraising Christmas card program collection, as she contributed artwork while undergoing treatment as a child. Dibble has maintained ties with MD Anderson, and was humbled by the selection. "I think the coolest thing about this whole experience is that even after 20 years since I was treated by this hospital, I can still give back," she said. She also utilizes her cards as a teaching opportunity for her students. "I brought my card into class to show them and told them ‘look what you can do at your age. I did this when I was 12.’ The students were very inspired by that," Dibble said. She also has had more than 13 Christmas cards and an assortment of other artwork published in association with the MD Anderson campaign.