Klein News
Klein ISD Science Department Earns Grant Totaling More Than $12,000
Nov 30 2016 - 11:15:00 am

The Klein ISD Science Department is excited to receive a $12,500 grant that will impact our students through the STEAM Express. Through the E2 Energy to Educate grant program, Constellation, an energy supply service, offers students in grades 6-12 opportunities to experience problem-solving for today and tomorrow’s energy challenges. This grant will provide solar energy panels and components for the STEAM Express mobile classroom.


Constellation’s E2 Energy to Educate program has awarded 17 projects and nearly $400,000 to students nationwide. These grants help support projects that are team oriented, learning focused, provide hands-on demonstration and more. Some examples of student projects include installing and studying luminescent solar concentrators, building and racing electric vehicles, designing wind turbines and other energy related projects.


“We look forward to working with students and teachers as they begin working with these materials to improve students’ understanding of science and technology, using real-world applications,” said Klein ISD Science Program Coordinator, Marc Williams.


The solar panels will be placed on top of the STEAM Express trailer and wired for proper energy storage and distribution. STEAM Express teacher Bill Nebeker will show students how solar energy can be used to support the energy needs to basic things inside a car, home or commercial building.


“This is a great addition to the STEAM Express in terms of giving students exposure to career choices,” said STEAM Express coordinator, Bill Nebeker. “Now students will have the opportunity to explore solar energy up close and personal.”


In addition to seeing how the solar panels work and distribute energy, the second part of this grant will provide learning kits to students that contain hands-on energy based lab experiments. Students aboard the STEAM Express will research the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of energy and discover their impact on society and our environment.


The grant will allow for the purchase of 12 kits along with 12 hydrogen fuel cell refilling stations. The kits will reside on the STEAM Express which visits approximately 10,000 elementary, intermediate, and high school students each year.


For more information about the STEAM Express, click here or follow it on Twitter.


For more information about the Constellation E2 Energy to Educate grant program, click here.

Klein ISD Wants to Hear From You!
Nov 28 2016 - 01:56:00 pm
Klein ISD is inviting our community to come to the table to help us envision the profile of a learner in Klein ISD.  We want to start this conversation about what qualities a student should possess when they graduate from our district with the student voice, and we’d love your help!

Here’s what we’d like you to do:
Gather around the table and ask your kids the question, “What should you know and be able to do when you graduate from high school?” Next, visit the website http://kisd.us/kleintabletalk and let us know what our kids in Klein said. It’s that simple.  

Your input is so valuable to us, so thanks for taking time for some table talk this week! Para Español, haga clic aquí.
Saluting Our Veterans
Nov 10 2016 - 10:21:00 am

Klein ISD will host its annual Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 beginning with a breakfast hosted by Food Services for our Veterans and Service Members in the Kleb cafeteria beginning at 8 a.m. This year’s keynote speaker is Ron Youngblut, director of operations from Camp Hope, which provides interim housing and support for our Wounded Warriors, Veterans and their families suffering from combat related PTSD. Learn more about Camp Hope by clicking here.


The Salute will continue at Klein Memorial Stadium with a program presented by the Klein ISD Air Force JROTC chapters featuring a Military Pass in Review Parade. This year, the Klein High Air Force JROTC program, under the direction of Timothy Lambert, will lead the activities.


Klein ISD AFJROTC programs boast more than 602 cadets who learn much more through their involvement in the corps. They learn skills such as leadership, followership, teamwork, and responsibility. Members also learn about aerospace science, community service and of course military customs and courtesies. While all programs have experienced growth over the past few years, our programs are seeing an increase in young cadets, increase in female membership and an increase in female leadership roles. These students also work to grow their programs by participating in color guard details around the community and compete in armed and unarmed drill competitions around the nation.


We also take the time to highlight our faculty and staff who have served in the military. Based on information received by press time, we recognize nearly 100 veterans from across the many departments and campuses in our school district that have served in all branches of the military including the Reserves. Together, these individuals have protected our country and our freedoms for more than 665 years having served in the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and many other notable combat missions.


These Veterans and Reservists are now teachers, coaches, bus drivers, police officers, Board members, office professionals, IT professionals and maintenance workers who have served our students for more than 525 years. Their pledge to not only serve our country but to continue serving our community and our students is widely respected.


We want to take the time to thank each and every one of these brave men and women for their courage and sacrifice. Without their service, our country may not have the freedoms that we all enjoy. 

Unofficial Election Results
Nov 09 2016 - 12:08:00 pm

The unofficial results from the Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, election for two seats on the Klein ISD Board of Trustees indicate that Cathy Arellano and W.R. (Rick) Mann were elected to Positions 6 and 7.


In Position 6, Arellano ran opposed receiving  23,043 votes ( 43.22 percent). She is a retired Klein ISD educator who has served in education for 40 years and currently owns her own businesses. She graduated from the University of Texas and later received her Master’s from Prairie View A&M University. She and her family, including son Chance, have lived in the district for more than 29 years.


The district thanks Robert Dembo III, Doug James, and Cissy Saccomanno for participating in the trustee election and their interest in serving Klein ISD.


In Position 7, Mann was unopposed. He drew 48,305 votes ( 100 percent). He was first elected to the Board in 1991 and is now the longest tenured trustee in the history of Klein ISD. Mann and his wife Nancy have resided in the district for 38 years and their two children are graduates from Klein Forest High School. He is a graduate from the University of Texas and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.


Official results from the election will be canvassed, as provided by law, during the period of Nov. 16-22. Trustees will be sworn in at the Monday, Dec. 11, 2016, Board of Trustees’ meeting. 

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