Klein, TX – Thirty-four Ulrich Intermediate School students earned first place overall in the national nonprofit Learning Ally’s Great Reading Games reading contest. The Great Reading Games gives students with reading difficulties a chance to be recognized for their efforts and improve their reading success. Ulrich students competed against 17,317 students in more than 1,200 schools across the country to achieve this recognition. The participating students built positive reading habits, won prizes and became voracious readers in the process. Congratulation to Ulrich students who made the most of this opportunity and have come away National Champions!
Klein, TX – Doerre Intermediate teacher, Mike Keimig, is a recipient of the 2017 Susan O'Conner Award for Teaching Excellence award. The O’Conner Award recognizes the recipient’s commitment to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program of Harris County Department of Education. Congratulations!
Four Klein Forest High School freshmen represented the Klein ISD at the National School Board Association Conference in Denver.
Lang Tran, Srey Hak, Joshua Villarreal, William Martinez, along with college readiness specialist and sponsor, Kathleen Plott participated in the DRL Group, Inc.’s K-12 Education Division Student Innovative Challenge at the National School Board Association Conference in Denver. The DLR Group is an architectural and design firm which specializes in innovative classroom and school space furniture and design.
Four teams developed solutions to a variety of complex issues such as colonizing Mars in the year 2050. Each team selected two pathways from 16 career clusters and conducted research about what exists now and what innovation would be necessary for the future in each of those areas. The Klein Forest team had elected a challenge in Information Technology and Hospitality and Tourism. The student's task was to design a system that would help protect tourists from identification theft and hackers while recreationally traveling to Mars in the year 2050.
The team, VisionTech, developed a solution with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip embedded in the owner’s body and communication with synthetic telepathy. The team was encouraged to speak with vendors, other competitors, and attendees at the conference. The team’s creative presentation of an infomercial to explain their solutions met with outstanding reviews from DLR Group-Texas sponsors Kate Miller from Austin and Taryn Kinney from Houston, who provided initial guidance for the project. The team finished in second place. Way to go students!