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Celebration Express Awards Grants to Educators
Apr 30 2014 - 03:14:00 pm

Lead the Spark grant awarded for $20,000

The Celebration Express was in full motion as the Klein ISD Education Foundation (KEF) awarded $29,000 to three schools across the district. To date, the KEF has awarded more than $1.1 million dollars in innovative educator grants. With the help of generous business partners in the community, the goals of Klein ISD teachers have become a reality.
 

Bernshausen Elementary received a Lead the Spark grant in the amount of $20,000 sponsored by Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott. Lead the Spark grants support new or existing programs or training for campus staff with award amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Bernshausen joins Klein Forest, Klein Oak and Schultz Elementary as Lead the Spark grant recipients. 


The Bernshausen grant will support the Marathon of Life: I Read, I Do, I Run! project. This grant will help support an integrated program of reading, community service and running. The grant has two components for third, fourth and fifth grade students. The first part involves a 26 week after school Reading Club where students commit to reading 26 books, performing 26 good deeds and running 26.2 miles.  The club will meet biweekly to read and discuss books, plan their good deeds and learn about health and fitness. The second part is an after school marathon that will involve the community, Bernshausen staff and parents.  

“We are glad to be able to be a part of the first grant to Bernshausen,” said D’Arwyn Daniels, KEF board member and Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott business partner. “We know they are going to do great things with it,” he added. 

The Grace England Early Childhood and Pre-K Center received their second grant from the KEF. Their program, Future Einsteins is sponsored by Smart Financial Credit Union and will provide students with science equipment including microscopes, slides and aquariums for hands-on science experiences that will help enrich their vocabulary, motivate and encourage them to continue exploring science throughout their educational development. 


InvesTex Credit Union is helping fund the McDougle Elementary Social Studies Alive in Second Grade program. This grant, totaling $5,000, will allow second graders to participate in hands-on activities, online learning and through an interactive notebook, experience real-world connections. The Social Studies Alive in Second Grade program includes a wide variety of resources, which is constantly updated with newest information for teachers to share with students. The online site allows teachers to customize assessments that provide a more accurate picture of student learning. Videos, presentations and pictures expand the reach of students through exploration and study of geography, communities and citizenship. 
 

“The way that the Celebration Express encourages the teachers in writing the grants and for the students to see their teacher winning something and seeing this enormous check and the excitement and enthusiasm of the students, says everything,” said Georgan Reitmeier, Klein ISD Board member.
 

For a complete list of winners and projects, click here. To view pictures from the event, click here. To learn more about the Education Foundation, click here. 

Klein Collins Color Guard Fares Well in World Championship Competition
Apr 22 2014 - 04:03:00 pm
The Klein Collins Color Guard, under the direction of Tiffany Quinones, earned fourth place in the Scholastic A Class at the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. More than 120 color guards competed in their and were initially divided into eight competitive flights. In their first performance, Klein Collins scored 86.900 placing second in their flight and 14th overall. The team advanced to one of the four semifinal flights by being one of the 48 highest scoring groups. The guard increased their score to 89.410, again placing second in their flight and moving up to 8th overall. In finals the guard concluded with their best performance and increased their score to 91.225 which was fourth among the fifteen finalists.
Klein Oak and Doerre Intermediate Set to Perform at Midwest Clinic in Chicago
Apr 22 2014 - 04:03:00 pm
The Klein Oak Symphony Orchestra and the Doerre Intermediate Symphony were selected to perform at the 68th Annual Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference in Chicago. The Klein Oak Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Tanner Ledford, Todd Clearwater, Victoria Ebel, Chris Rapacki and Jay Hagy. The Doerre Intermediate Symphony is directed by Dawn Multop, Matt Fehl, Rowina Torres and Jennifer Wren. The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference offers its 17,000 attendees from across the nation and more than 30 countries an array of clinics and exhibits as well as access to music and teaching icons while also focusing on industry trends and future topics in music education and business.
The clinic features top ensembles throughout the music conference to showcase the newest ideas and talent. These two ensembles will become the sixth and seventh Klein ISD ensembles to perform at the Midwest Clinic and the first two full orchestras. Previous Midwest performances by Klein ISD ensembles include the Klein Forest Band (1984), the Klein High String Orchestra (1993), the Doerre Symphonic Band (2006), the Krimmel Symphonic Band (2009) and the Schindewolf/Strack Percussion Ensemble (2011).
Klein ISD Set to Host Futures Conference on May 6 & 7
Apr 22 2014 - 04:03:00 pm
The Klein ISD invites the entire community to participate in the Futures Conferences set for May 6 & 7 at the Klein ISD Multipurpose Center located at 7500 FM 2920, Klein, Texas. The Futures Conference is designed to inform the community about the guiding principles outlined during the strategic visioning process.

Attendees will walk away with a baseline awareness of global, national and local factors affecting education and, most importantly, the students in Klein ISD. Another goal of this meeting is to receive community feedback regarding the educational vision set forth in the visioning meetings. By utilizing questionnaires and small group discussion, members of the community will be provided an opportunity to share their views and insights on a variety of educational topics. These responses will become an important tool used to develop options for the Facilities Master Plan. For more information, contact Robert Robertson at 832.249.4520.
Nine Teams Headed to Destination ImagiNation Global Competition
Apr 17 2014 - 10:02:00 am



Klein ISD Destination ImagiNation teams recently competed at the state competition in Austin on April 12, 2014. Nine teams earned awards to send them to the Global Competition May 21-24 in Knoxville, TN.
 

DI is an organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Their challenge program enables student teams to compete in categories such as STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning and Early Learning.

In just seven years, the Klein ISD has been represented at the regional level by 546 teams.  Of these teams, 79 have advanced to state competition and 12 have moved on to showcase their creative problem solving skills to the world at the Global competition. This year a record high of 84 teams in grades 4-12 competed at regionals with 17 teams from elementary, intermediate and high school advancing to state. 

Congratulations to the following schools and teams that now advance to the Global competition:

School

Place

Student Members

Team

Benignus

4th place

Billy Eaton, Sydney Shell, Ava Bryant, Emma Osborne, Samuel Hollier, Emerson Lane, Malynn Ward

Going to Extremes

Mueller

2nd place

Sara Davidson, Mackenzie Essner, Morgan Bean, Matthew Guzman, Pablo Jiminez, Adrian Govea, Chase Holmes

Laugh Art Loud

Doerre

6th place

Jillian Morow, Amanda Conroy, Maggie Acker, Yasmeen Welch, Hibah Majeed, Maya Poduval

Laugh Art Loud

Kleb

1st place

Amedeo Ammutinato, Alek Jordan, Annaliese Kramer, Julia Spanos, Rebecca Walsh, Arielle Westfall, Connor Wysocki

Pandemonium

Kleb

3rd place

Julianna Stevens, Nehemiah Houston, Taylor Aguilar, Cindy Nguyen, Garrett Parker, Derek She, Hannah Rushton

Tension Builds

Metzler

2nd place

Brooke Faherty, Savannah Hill, Tyler Lee, Kaitlyn Menard, Elisa Mundy, Kelly Quinn, Julia Shaw

Pitch & Play

Doerre

3rd place

Emily Nguyen, Isbah Usmani, Bella Jimenez, Olivia Blume, Jasmine Vonk

Pitch & Play

Hildebrandt

7th place

Allie Maeker, Anna Grace Stockton, Becca Wilson, Kayla Bierne

Pitch & Play

Klein Collins

5th place

Cherilyn Hwang, Haylee Munsinger, Kiana Rideaux, Rebeca Rodriguez

Pitch & Play


Four Students Win Awards in the Pearl Fincher Student Art Contest
Apr 17 2014 - 10:00:00 am

Four Klein ISD students have earned awards at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts 2014 Student Art Contest and Juried Exhibition. Overall, the district entered 25 works of art, the maximum number of entries per district. The artwork is currently on display until April 26, when the awards ceremony will be held. Congratulations to the following students on their awards: 

Maggie May Shirley

Klein Oak High School

Jurors Selection

Division I “Ode to Oddness”

Meghan Alexander

Doerre Intermediate

Second Place

Division II “Future Plans in Time”

Gregory Amador

Krahn Elementary

Third Place

Division III “The Perfect City”

Christian Cecil

Frank Elementary

Jurors Selection

Division III “Night in Ancient Egypt”

Students Take Part in Project Saving Smiles
Apr 17 2014 - 09:57:00 am

Second grade students at several Klein ISD elementary schools recently took part in Project Saving Smiles where they learned about preventative dental care and received dental exams. 


The project is a result of a joint effort between Klein ISD and the Houston Department of Health & Human Services to deliver preventative dental health screenings, dental sealants and fluoride varnish. Students found to have dental decay are referred to a City of Houston dental clinic for restorative care and establishment of a dental care home. No drilling or filling takes place during this project.
 

School nurses in Klein ISD see a significant amount of dental decay in students which results in lost instructional time and absenteeism. The goals of this project are to expose children who have never seen the dentist to a low stress dental environment, provide dental sealants and fluoride varnish that protect against tooth decay and provide dental care education which meets the second grade Health TEKS.

Klein Students Making K-onnections
Apr 15 2014 - 09:32:00 am

Student project helps build relationships and overcome stereotypes

Though the world may be filled with stereotypes and negative attitudes, two Klein intermediate schools are working on a project to do something about it. Student members of the No Place for Hate organizations at Klein Intermediate and Schindewolf Intermediate are taking part in a Making K-onnections project. 

The No Place for Hate organizations at each school empower students to promote respect for individual and group differences. No Place for Hate members promote respect for all in the school community by promoting communication, understanding and respect for all people. Different activities, projects and events are hosted by these members to implement those values and beliefs. 


Making K-onnections is a new project that is joining two Klein ISD campuses. The goal of this project is to dispel stereotypes between the two campuses and to use activities to show things that these groups of students have in common. 

“We are trying to connect with another school in our district and learn about them and the diversity that exists within their school population, and compare it with the diversity that exists within our school population,” said Schindewolf PE teacher and No Place for Hate sponsor Judy Linville. 

As the first part of this project, students at each school were given a mock facebook profile page to fill out. Each student’s profile page contained their favorite movie, type of music and book as well as a list of any activities they are involved in. The profile also asked students about their biggest struggle, their biggest success and a dream for the world. This activity allowed students at each school to see that they not only had things in common with each other regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion and when these profile pages were shared with the other school, students began to see the commonalities of students their age, their gender, their race; but at a different school in the Klein ISD. 

“We want people to join together and be more sensitive to each other and see what others are like before we judge them,” stated Klein Intermediate seventh grader and No Place for Hate member Trenitee Alix. “We want students to be able to get together socially and not judge each other.”  
 

The Making K-onnections project involves many other activities for students at each campus to interact with each other. Schindewolf sent posters with words of encouragement to Klein Intermediate students for the STAAR test. The posters were displayed in the Klein Intermediate halls for all students to see. 

“These banners being displayed make other kids aware of the positive changes taking place,” said Klein Intermediate counselor and No Place for Hate coordinator, Michelle Carter. “Everyone can see the positive messages and students are acknowledging them and are responding to them.” 

The final stage in the Making K-onnections project will allow students at Schindewolf to connect directly with students at Klein Intermediate via Skype. During this video time, students will be able to see and share some of their commonalities, lessons learned and goals. Being able to connect so directly will help eliminate the stereotypes from both campuses and start changing the perceptions that people may have. 

“This project has allowed the students to get to know themselves and accept each other and their differences,” said Alita Weithers, seventh and eighth grade Klein Intermediate AVID teacher. “As they grow and get older, they can use what they learned in this project when making new friends. They will be able to find similarities in others.” 

“We all have some differences, but if you stay focused on those, it will take away from who we are as a person,” said eighth grade Schindewolf No Place for Hate member Yasmin Zainalavdeen. “It may seem like you are alone, but there are way more people out there to connect with and this project has helped.”

This Is Not Your Mom’s Library
Apr 11 2014 - 09:31:00 am

Modern day libraries engage students and teachers

It’s no longer a building filled floor to ceiling and wall to wall with books that are overwhelmingly scary to find, much less use. No more cart TVs waiting for checkout, no more overhead bulb exchanges and no more librarians telling you to keep it down. It’s not your old library, it’s a modern day library filled with resources, databases and technology. 

Klein ISD has seen a change in its library setups over the years. With the introduction of so much technology, the libraries are not being left behind. As part of the library services department, librarians are now leading professional development, helping students with digital citizenship, working with teachers to formulate lesson plans, providing activities for students and much more. Klein ISD libraries are able to provide targeted resources for students and teachers based on grade level. Old libraries and modern libraries have the same resources; it is now important for individuals to learn the new technology and different tools. 

For teachers, libraries are a resource center. For students, libraries are the hub for research and enjoyment. And for parents, libraries are an avenue to volunteer, mentor and see how curriculum and resources are being used. Most importantly, Klein libraries are staffed with a highly qualified educator that has a master’s degree, a minimum of two years classroom experience and their school library certification. 

Today’s modern library is a more interactive, curriculum supported place for learning. Klein ISD libraries are equipped with computers and stations that help aid students and teachers learning and research needs. Online databases such as Net Tracker have replaced print versions of Encyclopedia Britannica. These online databases are able to provide the latest, most up-to-date information that is lacking in print editions. Journals, periodicals and some books are all available and accessible online for students and teachers from any computer. Students in Klein ISD one-to-one schools can even access these databases for research from home or any public Wi-Fi; therefore, these databases and online resources are reusable and endless. 

“The role of the library is to get students and teachers what they want to read, what’s needed for curriculum support so that we get them what they need for their assignments while showing them how to be good producers and consumers of information,” said Nicole Shepard, Klein ISD library services program coordinator. 

Although technology has slowly replaced some of the iconic library functions and equipment, librarians are still technology and curriculum resources and educators. Librarians are available to help teachers research lessons and build classroom curriculum and even help them with their own continued education. They are also helping students learn responsible computer use from appropriate online behavior to correctly citing sources found online. 

Modern libraries and old libraries still have a lot of things in common, one being the amount of fiction books still available. Fiction books are still quicker to be released to print and Klein ISD librarians encourage recreational reading. 

“In addition to supporting curriculum, we are trying to instill a love of reading,” said Shepard. “Reading is something done across content areas and if you can read for pleasure it’s like exercising your brain to get used to reading.” 

These modern libraries even have stations in them that have different approaches to learning. Most libraries feature a reading corner and a listening corner, but modern libraries may include math stations and computer stations that show students how subject areas overlap. 

“Don’t be afraid of the library, there is someone there who knows how to use it and to teach you how to use it,” added Shepard. “The librarians are there to make you feel more comfortable and help you get what you need.” 

Kleinwell Family Fitness Fair Boasts Many Activities
Apr 10 2014 - 03:29:00 pm

Free fun and activities for all ages



 The third annual Kleinwell Family Fitness Fair sponsored by Tomball Regional Medical Center is quickly approaching. The event is free to all ages and will feature many fun activities, demonstrations, games and so much more.
 

The Klein ISD Kleinwell Program is an employee wellness program that helps employees and their families identify personal health risks, provides motivation and support for employees making healthy choices, controls health care costs through disease prevention and improves and prolongs lives of Klein ISD employees. The Kleinwell program has been named as a finalist for the Houston Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers for the second consecutive year. Click here for more information about this honor. 

“It’s so amazing how many events we have this year,” stated Kleinwell program coordinator, Winni Attaway. “Kids of all ages will have a great time throughout the day.” 

Some of this year’s Family Fitness Fair sponsors include: title sponsor, Tomball Regional Medical Center, as well as, Chick-fil-A 1960 & Cutten, Next Level Urgent Care and McDonald’s of Gleannloch Farms & McDonald’s Northpointe.
 

Chick-fil-A will provide baskets filled with sandwiches and other goodies to the first place winners of four races of the One Mile Fun Run/Walk, baskets filled with goodies to the men’s and women’s winners of the Biggest Loser competition and chicken nuggets to all Fun Run/Walk participants. The Chick-fil-A cow will be hosting games and other prizes at the Chick-fil-A tent.

 


Next Level Urgent Care are sponsoring 1590 AM Radio Disney who will have games and other activities for children throughout the event. 

Ronald McDonald will make an appearance at the Family Fitness Fair and will provide both the men’s and women’s winners and runners up of the Biggest Loser competition with one free salad every week for a year. McDonald’s will also provide coupons and games. 

“With the support of these sponsors the Kleinwell Healthy Living Program can continue to grow and benefit the community in which we all live and work,” said Kleinwell program coordinator, Winni Attaway.
 

The Family Fitness Fair also features a One Mile Fun Run/Walk for people of all ages. The entry fee is $10.00 per person which includes a T shirt and awards. The first race begins at 8 a.m. and features categories of competition. For more information, or to register for the One Mile Fun Run/Walk, click here.

 

In addition to the special guests and the One Mile Fun Run/Walk, the Family Fitness Fair will include more than 40 vendors from the community, demonstrations, activities including Zumba dancing, strength training, massage chairs, games such as a moonwalk and obstacle course, a clown, face painting and much more. For a complete list of participants to date, click here. Contact Winni Attaway for more information about the fair at 832.249.4162.

Klein ISD HOSA Students Head to National Competition
Apr 08 2014 - 04:16:00 pm

 
Fifty-one Klein ISD Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) students will head to the national competition after placing at the state conference held on March, 27-29, 2014, in San Antonio. At this same competition, Klein High School earned first place and 39 HOSA students advanced to nationals. Klein Oak and Klein Collins have eight and four students respectively set to attend the competition which is scheduled for June in Orlando, FL. Students participated in competitions such as: healthcare issue exam, community awareness, public service announcements and others. The goal of HOSA is to enhance leadership skills and develop skill levels in health science education across the nation.

Klein High’s Thomas Elected to State Nutrition Association
Apr 08 2014 - 04:15:00 pm
Karlyn Thomas, Klein High School cafeteria co-manager, was recently elected as the Employee Representative and will serve on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association for School Nutrition (TASN). She has also served in many capacities including the Klein Association for School Nutrition (KASN) President Elect 2011-12 and KASN President 2012-13. Thomas has been employed with the district's nutrition and food services department for more than 14 years and has served as a manager at Wunderlich Intermediate School and Klein Forest High School.
District Set to Celebrate GenTX on May 2
Apr 08 2014 - 04:13:00 pm
The Klein ISD joins school communities across the state to celebrate GenTX Day on Friday, May 2, 2014. Students, parents and community members are encouraged to wear a college T-shirt to school and work that day in support of higher education. Several KISD campuses have already prepared for the day with exhibits about colleges, classroom displays of where teachers went to college, and etc.

“To share our experiences with students offers valuable insight about the importance of colleges and universities, that is what GenTX Day is all about,” said Jeannie Connors, Klein ISD student support service officer. “By wearing our college T-shirts, it is a way to let students know what decisions we made in pursuit of a higher education and gives us a chance to talk with students thinking about their future regarding college.”

GenTX Day is a statewide movement that hopes to inspire current students to pursue higher education, and celebrates achievements of students across Texas and graduating seniors. For more information on GenTX Day, click here.
Klein Oak Student Council Receives Accolades for Video from State Organization
Apr 03 2014 - 04:04:00 pm

Klein Oak’s Student Council recently had a video detailing their community service during the fall semester, selected as one of the top ten videos across the state by the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC). Every year at Klein Oak the Student Council selects a homecoming charity to support as part of the week long festivities. This year the group chose the Dowling Foundation for its 2013 Homecoming Charity. Bill and Jackie Dowling are Klein Oak alumni and the students wanted to give back to one of their own.

A t-shirt was designed as a mum replacement that students purchased and then extended the fundraising efforts throughout the month of October. At homecoming, during the halftime celebration Jacki Dowling was presented with a check totaling $80,000. The video, created by Klein Oak Student Council member, Liliana Terry, shows the students and community rallying around the Dowling family exemplifying the giving and Homecoming spirit that is Klein ISD.

More than 4,800 Texas high school student council leaders and advisors are scheduled to attend the 78th annual High School State Conference starting Sunday, April 13, 2014, which is also the venue where the video will be featured.

“It’s not about getting recognized, it’s about the extreme effort, we all went through to unite the entire school and community toward this common goal,” expressed Terry. “We all hope that it will inspire them to go above and beyond in their community service projects.”

To view the video, click here.
Posterick Named a Finalist for the 2014 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards
Apr 03 2014 - 04:03:00 pm

Amanda Posterick, Metzler Kindergarten teacher, is one of six Houston-area educators named as a finalist for the 2014 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award. Launched in 2002, the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program in cooperation with the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) is a positive way to support public education in Texas. It has become the largest monetary program for educators in the state, spotlighting best practices and celebrating the passion and creativity of Texas educators.

“Amanda is fantastic, not only is she bright and energetic, she genuinely loves teaching,” expressed Lakita Combs Metzler Elementary principal. “She creates a warm environment in her classroom. Every morning when I am out in the carpool line, I notice that her kids always skip straight into the building and right down the hallway to her class!”

The honor was kept a surprise from Posterick, who learned she was a finalist when H-E-B representatives and Klein ISD representatives visited her classroom with balloons, cake and flowers. Posterick who attended Benfer Elementary, Strack Intermediate and Klein High School received a $1,000 award. In addition, Metzler received a $1,000 check from H-E-B.

“I was very shocked and overwhelmed when everyone came into the room,” recalled Posterick. “After I saw the H-E-B Buddy, our superintendent and the cameras I realized what this was! Kindergarten is what I always wanted to do. It’s my passion.”

All finalists are invited to Houston on May 2-3, 2014, to compete on a statewide level for larger cash prizes totaling $430,000. Eight winners - two principals and six teachers - will be announced along with two school districts, one large and one small, a public school board (if selected) and an early childhood facility, at a celebratory dinner on May 3.
District Offers Technology Courses for the Community in late April
Apr 03 2014 - 04:03:00 pm
Adults living within the Klein ISD are invited to attend technology courses offered by the KISD educational technology department. Registration is from April 17 – May 23, 2014. Courses offered include Microsoft Office Software such as PowerPoint and Photo Story. Community members must contact the educational technology department at 832.249.4181 to register. Classes are held in Klein ISD Multipurpose Center – 7500 FM 2920, Klein, TX 77379. For more information, click here.
Art Students Earn National Scholastic Recognition
Apr 02 2014 - 03:28:00 pm
Elyse Buller (Klein Collins), Ashley Huang (Klein Oak) and Sanah Jivani (Klein Collins) were among 44 students across the Harris county area to earn a national Silver or Gold Medal from the national Scholastic Art & Writing competition. The Harris County Department of Education hosts the regional competition in which regional Gold Key winners advance to Nationals to earn Silver or Gold Medal awards. Buller (art), Huang (writing) and Jivani (writing) are now invited to travel to New York City to the Carnegie Hall awards ceremony in June.
Beauty Triumphs at Klein ISD Cosmetology Showcase
Apr 02 2014 - 03:28:00 pm

The Klein ISD Cosmetology Showcase was recently held on Thursday March 27, 2014, at the Klein ISD Multipurpose Center. Cosmetology is a two-year program in which students may earn a license and begin a career in the beauty industry upon competition of high school. While in the program students learn about hair design, skin care, makeup, nail care and how to operate and run their own business. All four Klein ISD high schools participated in the event which was open to the public to view student projects. During the event, a live skill competition was held and included categories such as an up-do, nail art and fantasy make up. Click here to view photos of the day’s event. To view the entire list of winners, click here. Congratulations to students who placed first in the following categories:

Klein Oak French Team Wins State Competition
Apr 02 2014 - 03:24:00 pm

Klein Oak French students were recently named as state champions at the Texas French Symposium, held March 28-29, 2014, at Atascocita High School. The Klein Oak Symposium team competed against more than 1,000 students who attend 43 high schools from across the state. The competition consisted of oral events, academic tests, fine arts, performing arts and sports events. Klein Oak students placed among the top students in each category and won first place overall in the Large School Division. This year four of the top 10 overall students were from Klein Oak and included: Alanna Vollands (second), Christian Bernard (third), Kevin Zhao (fourth) and Samuel Gonzalez (eighth). In addition, every year, the top two students are awarded a three week long, all-expense paid trip to France sponsored by ORCA and the French Consulate. This year one of these two trips was awarded to Klein Oak junior, Christian Bernard. The 2014 Symposium team members include:

Koonce Earns a National Geographic Grosvenor Fellowship
Apr 02 2014 - 03:21:00 pm
Klein High School instructional coach, Tammy Koonce was recently selected as one of 25 educators across the United States and Canada to participate in the Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program. In its eighth year, the fellowship encourages, K-12 educators to apply for this one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity. Fellows enhance their geographic learning through direct, hands-on field experience and bring that knowledge back to their classrooms and communities. Later this year the group will go on in-depth, eight- to 14-day expeditions to locations including Arctic Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland, the Canadian Maritimes and Antarctica. They will experience firsthand the landscapes, wildlife and cultures unique to these parts of the world, including formidable glaciers, polar bears and penguins, through hiking, kayaking, Zodiac excursions and cultural outings. To learn more about the fellowship click here.
Districtwide Kindergarten Roundup
Apr 02 2014 - 03:17:00 pm
Meetings set for April 29 to pre-register incoming kindergarten students

April 2, 2014 — Elementary schools in the Klein ISD are preparing for the annual Kindergarten Roundup for the 2014-15 school year. This is a pre-registration opportunity for students entering kindergarten. The Roundup is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at all elementary schools. Parents must register their children at the school within their attendance zone. To see your attendance zone, click here.

Parents must present the student’s proof of identity (birth certificate preferred) and a complete immunization health record from a licensed physician at the time of registration. It is also required to show proof of residence in the Klein ISD, which can include a lease agreement, electric, water or gas bill with the parent's name and address (telephone bills cannot be accepted).

Listed below are the times each campus will host its event. Parents may contact their child's campus for further information.

Campus

Times

Benfer

6 - 8 p.m.

Benignus

9 a.m.

Bernshausen

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Blackshear

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Brill

6 p.m.

Ehrhardt

8:30 - 10 a.m.

Eiland

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Epps Island

9 - 10 a.m.

Frank

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Greenwood Forest

9 a.m.

Hassler

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Haude

9 a.m.

Kaiser

9 a.m.

Klenk

8:30 - 11 a.m.

Kohrville

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Krahn

9 a.m.

Kreinhop

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Kuehnle

8:45 a.m.

Lemm

7 p.m.

McDougle

9 a.m.

Metzler

9 a.m.

Mittelstadt

6:30 p.m.

Mueller

9 a.m.

Nitsch

9 a.m.

Northampton

9 a.m.

Roth

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Schultz

9 a.m.

Theiss

9 a.m.

Zwink

5 - 7 p.m.

Grace England EC/PK

Students from Kaiser, Klenk and Greenwood Forest subdivisions can pre-register from
8:30 - 10
:30 a.m. and 
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. on April 29, 2014.

Students from Nitsch, Eiland, Epps Island and McDougle subdivisions can pre-register from
8:30 - 10
:30 a.m. and 
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. on April 30, 2014.

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