February 7, 2011—Klein Oak High School novice computer science team sponsored by teacher Joel Mellen won second place at the Clements High School Computer Science contest. The team consisted of Michael Troung (twelfth grade), Michael Rupert (twelfth grade), and Noah Randle (tenth grade). They are enrolled in the first year of a java programming course, in Pre-AP Computer Science. Their competition was predominately students enrolled in AP Computer Science.
Klein Oak’s advanced computer science team took earned place. The team members are Spencer Hawkins (twelfth grade), Reid Horuff (twelfth grade), and Rahuel Rajavel (tenth grade).
February 7, 2011—In its sports pages, the Houston Chronicle praised athletes in the Klein ISD. On February 6, writer Sam Khan Jr. described Matt Davis, a Klein Forest High School eleventh grade student, as a top football prospect of the class of 2012.
Other students gaining mention were as follows: Nicky Barratti of Klein Oak High School made The New Guys listing as a quarterback; Veja Hamilton, a Klein Collins basketball player, earned recognition for scoring 49 points in two games during the week of January 31-February 5. Tony Rocha garnered recognition for scoring two goals in soccer against Westfield High School on February 5.
February 7, 2011—Klein Forest High School staff members (Bill Lakin, principal, Mindy Munoz, associate princiapal, and teachers Jarrod Collins, Norm LaFave, Marius Maduta, Donna Tollett, and Dan Barber) as members of the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cohort participated in a teacher summit at Texas A&M. The high school and the university have worked together for four years to improve STEM teaching and to interest students in STEM related careers, especially female students.