KLEIN, TX – Students in Klein ISD learn new and exciting things daily because teachers across the district make lessons relevant, impactful, and interesting. Future Ready 21 cohort teachers are continuing this level of excellence and honing their skill-set utilizing their new Lenovo device and Google for Education applications.
The successful passage of the 2015 Bond included a portion of funds designated to support the implementation of the Future Ready 21 project. This project places a device in the hands of every Klein ISD student in grades 3-8 over the next five years. For Kindergarten through second grade, the project calls for a ratio of two students per one device.
During the start of the 2016-17 school year, Kleb, Schindewolf, Ulrich, and Wunderlich intermediates, along with pilot programs for fifth-graders at Klenk and Mahaffey elementary schools are the first students to receive the devices.
“We did a survey at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year with our teachers about what is the one thing you would want to do your job better,” stated Schindewolf principal Dr. Curtis Simmons. “A majority of the teachers said if they and all of our students had this kind of device that this would enhance education. We arevery fortunate that our district can do this. The training our staff is receiving right now is wonderful and vital to its success.”
Teachers at each of cohort campus began receiving training on the new device and Google apps during the early part of 2016.
Google training includes learning the basics about the entire suite of productivity tools available online. It also includes training on how to use Google Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Sites, and other apps to engage students and receive immediate feedback.
“We are moving to more technology in our future, and I think the training is wonderful,” said Schindewolf teacher, Katherine Zotos. “This is going to allow for new innovative lessons, for teachers to have great feedback from the kids, and enhance student achievement. Our kids will be engaged so I think this will be great!”
With great anticipation, many cohort teachers are spending the rest of the summer months training and preparing for the 2016-17 school year.
“I’m excited about the devices and training,” expressed Schindewolf teacher Randall Franks. “I’m a little bit nervous about it but looking forward to doing cutting edge stuff. I look forward to the training so that I am ready for it day one of the next year.”
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start the new school year.
Wednesday, July 27, through Tuesday, August 9, shoppers can visit any Greater
Houston Kroger to donate a Backpack Boosters school supply kit for $7 or donate
$1, $3 or $5 via scan cards at the registers to help local students. The 14-day
collection drive aims to equip thousands of children with the necessary tools
for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Boosters is a program that presents our customers and employees an easy way to
help local students succeed in the classroom,” says Joy Partain, public affairs
manager for Kroger. “Having the proper school supplies are important to a
student’s emotional health and academic progression. Regardless of a student’s
socio-economic environment, no child should have to go without the essential
tools we collect during this initiative.”
program will benefit KIPP and Alief, Galena Park, Houston, Humble and Klein
About Kroger (Houston Division)
operates 111 stores, 106 pharmacies and 79 fuel centers in Greater Houston,
Southeast Texas, Bryan-College Station and Southwest Louisiana and is part of
one of the world’s largest grocery retailers serving customers in 35 states
with 2,774 stores. For more than 125 years, Kroger has emphasized a
customer-first approach to providing quality products, value pricing,
outstanding service and an exceptional shopping experience. Headquartered in
Cincinnati, Ohio, the grocery retailer is dedicated to making a difference in
the communities it serves by supporting hunger relief, education, health and
wellness, military families and diversity programs. Resulting from the
retailer’s philanthropic commitment, Forbes magazine lists Kroger as the
most generous company in America. For more information about Kroger, download
the free Kroger mobile app or connect on kroger.com,
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Season ticket holders from the 2015 season may
buy tickets for the 2016-17 school year starting July 25 - August 3, 2016. The season
ticket letter will have the link to make your purchase, and then you MUST pick up at the athletic
administrative office. All tickets that are not purchased by August 3, 2016
will go on sale to the general public Monday August 8, 2016. Ticket prices are as follows:
Starting Monday August 8, 2016 season tickets will be sold
at the Klein ISD Athletic Administrative building only (not at the high school
campuses). The Athletic Administrative building is located at Klein Memorial
Stadium directly behind the north end zone at 16607 Stuebner-Airline Road. For
parking, please go to the home side of the stadium and walk through gate #1A or
Office hours for sales are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,
Monday – Thursday. Beginning Monday, August 15, 2016 office hours are
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. On game day, the office will
stop selling tickets at noon the day of the game to prepare for game night. For
more information contact the athletic office at 832.249.4299.