Klein News
Klein ISD Secondary 1:1 Device Distribution Starts Soon
Aug 21 2015 - 03:02:00 pm
Devices will be distributed to high school students beginning Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. The full schedule and information for each school is listed below.

Klein High: Devices will be distributed on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. In order to receive a device on this day, students must have paid and turned in their agreement forms by the end of the day on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Klein Forest: Devices will be distributed on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. In order to receive a device on this day, students must have paid and turned in their agreement forms by the end of the day on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Klein Oak: Devices will be distributed on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. In order to receive a device on this day, students must have paid and turned in their agreement forms by the end of the day on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Klein Collins: Devices will be distributed on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. In order to receive a device on this day, students must have paid and turned in their agreement forms by the end of the day on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Krimmel Intermediate: Devices will be distributed on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. In order to receive a device on this day, students must have paid and turned in their agreement forms by the end of the day on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Handbooks, forms and payment information are available on each school's website. Payments can be made through SchoolCash online. An agreement form must also be signed.

For more information and questions, please contact your student's campus directly.
JPMorgan Chase Summer College Institute Hosted Over Sixty Klein ISD Students
Aug 21 2015 - 03:02:00 pm
In March 2015, Klein ISD was invited to participate in an award winning summer enrichment program in partnership with Lone Star College – University Park. During July, more than 60 students from high school campuses across the district participated in a college and career summer institute sponsored by JPMorgan Chase and Lone Star College - University Park.

The institute provides opportunities for students to acquire both knowledge and skills through application based lessons and exposure to universities and industry. During the 10-day program students combined college, industry and classroom experiences. Students visited Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Lone Star College – University Park and Eaton Industries. In addition to the university and industry experiences, students participated in interactive daily lessons in the Oil, Gas and Engineering Department at Lone Star campus.

 Workforce Solutions, who partner with businesses, educational institutions, civic organizations and community leaders to find solutions to labor needs of industries vital to the region and its economy, provided information and curriculum to introduce students to high-demand careers in the Houston area. Industry partners such as Eaton Industries, Shell, Schlumberger, JPMorgan Chase, and other businesses informed students about the specific workforce needs related to their particular industries.

The program concluded on July 30, 2015, with a special presentation to parents as students had the opportunity to present projects they created during the program. During the closing ceremony two Klein ISD participants, Katelyn Nguy and Joseph Bowering were each awarded $500 scholarships.

Klein ISD Offers Free and Reduced-Price Lunches and Breakfasts
Aug 21 2015 - 09:01:00 am
The Klein ISD will again offer free and reduced-price lunches and breakfasts to students eligible for the program during the 2015–2016 school year. Parents may contact their school for an application to enroll their child/children in the program, or can complete the application online at http://kleinfood.kleinisd.net.

The application must be filled out completely and returned to the campus principal as soon as possible for immediate processing. Note: incomplete applications will create a delay in the child’s participation in the program. Klein ISD students who were on the program during June 2015, will continue on the program when school starts, but will be deleted from the program if a new application for the 2015–2016 school year is not submitted within 30 operating days from the first day of school.

The application must include the following:
• total household income or SNAP/TANF case number
• names of all current Klein ISD students, with grade level and campus assignments
• names of all household members
• signature and the last four digits of the social security number (or the word “none” if not available) of one adult household member

The household income guidelines for determining free and reduced-price benefits are listed below:



Klein ISD Nutrition and Food Services

All information provided on applications is handled confidentially and is used solely to determine eligibility and to verify data. The Klein ISD offers free and reduced-price lunches and breakfasts for those students who live in households in which family finances temporarily or permanently make them eligible. Parents who have questions or who may need help in filling out the application may contact the Klein ISD Nutrition and Food Services Office for assistance at 832-249-4610.

Klein ISD English Instruction & Application
Klein ISD Spanish Instruction & Application

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Klein ISD Academics Continue to Exceed State Standards
Aug 19 2015 - 09:58:00 am


Campuses earn multiple distinction designations while high school graduation rate increases

KLEIN, TX – The Klein ISD experienced districtwide gains on the 2015 STAAR test, according to a report released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in August. Overall, the District earned the “Met Standard” rating, saw an increase in the graduation rate and Klein campuses were awarded 50 Distinction Designations.

“I am pleased by the results which indicate overall we continued to exceed state standards,” expressed Dr. Jim Cain, Klein ISD superintendent. “Moreover, I am elated that our students are making great strides in their education as we prepare them for the future.”

TEA bases the current year’s results on a range of indicators that assist in providing detailed information on the performance of a district. The system then rates the district and schools as either “Met Standard” or “Improvement Required.” The district surpassed the state in each index and received double-digit scores in the following categories: achievement, progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness.

Forty-two of the 43 campuses earned the “Met Standard” rating. To earn the rating, a campus must meet or exceed the index target on Index 1 or 2 and both Index 3 and 4.

“As we continue to steadily close achievement gaps, our work is not done,” stated Dr. Cain. “We will continue working to close achievement gaps among all students utilizing a strategic array of interventions at all campuses. Our end goal is to ensure that every student is ready for life beyond graduation.” More than half of Klein ISD schools earned Distinction Designations which compare campuses from across the state with similar configurations. There are seven distinctions that a campus may earn: academic achievement in Reading/ELA, math, science or social studies; top 25% student progress; top 25% closing achievement gaps; and postsecondary readiness.

Klein was also among the districts in the state to see an increase in graduation rates. The TEA reported that the Class of 2014 soared to 88.3 percent statewide. The Klein ISD had a 93.5 percent completion rate, up from 91.9 percent in 2013. Over the last four-year period the district has attained a 4.3 percent gain in its graduation rate.

To learn more about the STAAR results for the Klein ISD, visit http://kisd.us/districtSTAAR. To view individual campus results visit http://kisd.us/STAARresults.
Budget Department Recognized for Two Awards
Aug 18 2015 - 11:21:00 am


At the August 10 Board of Trustees meeting, the Klein ISD budget department was recognized by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) and was awarded the Meritorious Budget Award for Excellence in the preparation and issuance of the 2014-15 school district budget. This is the 10th consecutive year the finance department has received this award.

 

The budget office also received, for the ninth consecutive year, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 2014-15 school year. This award recognizes significant achievement, reflecting commitment of the district and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. To receive this award, the district had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines and be proficient in all categories.

Brown Named Principal of Hassler Elementary
Aug 18 2015 - 11:17:00 am

Sarah Brown grew up in Klein ISD and graduated from Klein High School. After attending The University of Texas she began her teaching career as a third grade teacher, here at home, in the Klein ISD.

 

Beginning her 21st year as an educator, Brown has spent 13 of those years in Klein ISD at the elementary level. Her roles have included classroom teacher, special education teacher, technology specialist, assistant principal and now principal.

 

“My favorite part of the day is the time I spend with students,” Brown said. “Whether it’s greeting them at the door, chatting with them in the cafeteria or walking through their classrooms, those relationships are the key to making sure my students reach their full potential.”

 

Brown said she enjoys collaborating with teachers and staff to develop ideas and plans to optimize the educational experiences for the students. She loves that each day brings new opportunities to learn and grow as a leader.

 

“I can’t wait to greet all of those Hassler Ponies on the first day of school,” she said. “I love the energy and excitement a new school year brings.”

Klein Forest Teacher Wins State Award
Aug 18 2015 - 11:16:00 am

Klein Forest French teacher Karen Watson  has been named the 2015 Texas French Teacher of the Year by the Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA). Watson will be honored at an awards luncheon this fall and is eligible to interview for the TFLA Teacher of the Year award. In addition, Watson has been invited to present at the TFLA Fall Conference.

 

“We are humbled and inspired by the excellence she has demonstrated during her many years in world language education,” said TFLA representative Susan Dworaczyk. 

Proctor Named Principal at Benignus
Aug 04 2015 - 02:19:00 pm

Having grown up in the district attending Brill Elementary, Kleb Intermediate and graduating from Klein High School, new Benignus principal Dawn Proctor knew teaching in Klein ISD would be a blessing.

 

After graduating from Sam Houston State University, she began teaching in Klein ISD in 2001 at Roth Elementary and served as a girls’ soccer coach at Klein High. She transferred to Benignus when it opened and served as an assistant principal there for five years and at Kleb Intermediate for three years.

 

“I am excited about returning to Benignus and look forward to working with the parents, staff, community and students on establishing a strong foundation as we prepare our students for the future,” said Proctor.

 

Proctor was honored in 2007 when she was chosen by her colleagues as the campus teacher of the year and in 2014 as the assistant principal of the year.

 

“As a teacher and coach I was able to directly affect only those students assigned to me for the year,” she said. “But in the role of an administrator, I am able to support and positively affect all teachers and students at my school.”

District Accepting School Supply Donations
Aug 04 2015 - 02:19:00 pm
Recently, Klein ISD principals were asked to provide the top two anticipated needs for their students for the start of school. While school supplies are always included, other items such as new socks, new shoes and even belts were listed. Klein ISD will be accepting donations of back to school items at the Central Office, located at 7200 Spring Cypress Road between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday until the start of school. A full list of requested items is below. 

New Zwink Principal Named
Aug 04 2015 - 02:18:00 pm

Katie Turner has been named the new principal at Zwink Elementary. Turner has served the district since 2008 in many capacities including fourth grade teacher, campus reading specialist, assistant principal and now principal.

 

“I love being able to support the entire school community through fostering relationships as well as working with an amazing team of educators to prepare students for the future, both academically and through character education,” Turner said.

 

A proud graduate of Texas A&M University, she also believes that education is the game changer for children. Every child regardless, of their background, deserves to learn at high levels.

 

“I am beyond thrilled to dedicate myself to serving students, staff, parents and the community members of Zwink Elementary,” she said.

Students Selected to Perform in Honor Choir
Aug 04 2015 - 02:18:00 pm


This July, four Klein ISD intermediate school students were selected to perform in the Texas Choral Directors Association 2015 Middle School Honor Choir at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio.

These students were part of a 180 voice choir comprised of students from all over the state of Texas. Each student was selected through a blind audition process which was submitted digitally. Once selected, the students learned eight pieces of music during their summer vacation and  rehearsed together for three days. The Klein ISD congratulates Krimmel Intermediate students Davin Hill, Brianna Bishop and Emily Lapaglia, and Doerre Intermediate student Anna Jacobson on this great achievement.

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