The Paw Print Parent Newsletter
Klein High School, April 2017 Edition
The Principal's Message
Dear Klein High Parents and Students,
It’s hard to believe that we are entering into the last six weeks! Before we know it, our seniors will be walking across the stage and our incoming freshman will be excitedly touring their new school. This is such a wonderful time of the year!
There is one thing that goes without saying: Klein High School is a special place. Everyone in our community knows the history, spirit, tradition, and academic excellence that set our school apart from the rest. Can you believe that next year will mark Klein High School’s 80th anniversary? I could not be more grateful to be the principal of Klein High, and I look forward to all of the great things our students and staff will accomplish in the coming years!
To honor and continue our tradition of excellence, Klein High School, will be selecting our core values in an effort to create a comprehensive character development program that we plan to implement beginning next year. We need your input to help us define what you feel makes our students and staff so great. For further information on what core values are, the reasoning why, and the link to vote, please see the video below.
Also, please take a moment to visit Klein ISD’s Promise to Purpose visioning website by clicking here. There are amazing things happening at Klein High, and in Klein ISD, which are helping to make our vision of every student entering with a promise and exiting with a purpose a reality. On this website, you will find our district Guiding Documents, information on KISD becoming a District of Innovation, our Strategic Plan, and more information about the great things that are happening in Klein ISD. We are here for one reason - our students and their success!
Thank you for your continued support, and remember, together we make the difference!
Jessica Haddox, Klein High School Principal
The Athletic Director's Message
Greetings Bearkat Family,
The 2016-17 school year has been one of the most successful athletic years in Bearkat history. Our teams have been victorious on and off the field and continue to represent our school with character and class. I wanted to take the time to recognize our programs athletes and coaches for a job well done this year.
- Volleyball- 2nd District, Area Finalist
- Football- 2nd District, Bi-District Finalist
- Cross Country- 2nd District Girls, 2nd District Boys, 1st JV Girls District
- Girls Basketball- 1st District, Area Finalist, 2nd District JV Girls, 1st District Freshmen Girls
- Boys Basketball- 2nd District, Regional Semi-Finalist, 1st District Freshmen Gold
- Swimming- 1st District Girls, 2nd District Boys, Both with Regional Finalist
- Boys Wrestling- 1st District Boys, Regional/State Finalist, 1st District JV Boys
- Girls Wrestling- One State Champion
- Girls Soccer- 1st District, Regional Finalist
- Boys Soccer- 1st District, Bi-District Finalist
- Boys Track- 2nd JV District, 1st Freshmen District
- Girls Track- 1st District, 1st JV District
- Tennis- 2nd District Team Tennis, Individual Tennis, Girls Singles, Mixed Doubles, Boys Doubles Regional Finalist
- Golf- Girls Individual Regional Finalist; Boys Individual Regional Finalist
That’s 6 varsity District Titles and 12 total District Titles with Baseball and Softball both contending for championships at this time. Congrats to all of our programs and a special thanks to the Klein community for all of their support.
Also remember that our summer sports camp schedule should be released by the end of April and we look forward to seeing all of our future Bearkats in attendance. As always, “It’s a Great Day to be a Bearkat!”
Klein HS Head Football Coach/AD
National Signing Day
KISD School Calendar & School Hours for 2017-2018
- School will start on August 21, 2017 and end on May 31, 2018;
- There will be an additional 10 minutes of instruction added to all campuses, resulting in the following campus start and stop times for all KISD schools:
Elementary: 8:15 A.M. - 3:35 P.M.
Intermediate: 9:05 A.M. - 4:25 P.M.
High School: 7:25 A.M. - 2:45 P.M.
- Grading periods will change to 9 week versus 6 week periods. There will be two progress reports per grading period as well. Ex: Progress Reports issued at the 3rd and 6th week with report cards on the 9th week. UIL No Pass/No Play rules will still apply.
- The Christmas/Winter Holiday will start on December 22, with staff returning on January 8 and students returning on January 9.
Also, if you missed Dr. Champion's video regarding the development and benefits of the 2017-2018 KISD calendar, see below!
2016-2017 Testing Dates
Please be mindful of these dates when scheduling appointments and absences. We appreciate your help in making sure our students are here and ready for success!
May 1 Algebra I
May 2 Biology
May 3 US History
May 1-12 AP Testing Window
Please contact Greg Corradino (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions regarding testing.
End of Course STAAR Tutorial Opportunities
UIL Academic Takes District and Region 2A, Hopeful State Contenders
UIL Academic- Klein High School Academic heads to the state tournament this week, April 21 - 22. They enter on the heels of district and region success this year, and they look forward to bringing home the state championship two years in a row! This rigorous academic competition includes areas in Accounting, Calculator and Computer Applications, Computer Science Writing and Programming, Journalism Events, Literary Criticism and Ready Writing, Mathematics and Number Sense, Science, Social Studies, Spelling and Vocabulary. Klein High’s outstanding tradition of UIL Academic excellence continues under the direction of incredibly hard-working teachers and students.
Technology Student Association
Sponsor, Donald Matchett & Joe White
Klein High TSA competed in the state competition last weekend in Waco, Texas. Our group had 12 projects receive 1st place, and 2 receive 2nd, out of a total 20 architectural and engineering projects! Also, the Technology Bowl Team qualified for nationals and scored highest out of all the teams on the written exam; teammate Peter Myers scored the highest in state individually.
Klein High’s production of Sweeney Todd landed our troupe nominations in the following 12 categories: Best Musical, Best Lead Actor- Ian Tonroy, Best Supporting Actor-Nick Lammey, Best Supporting Actress-Savannah Boyd, Best Featured Performer-Ryan Esparza, Best Ensemble, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Scenic Design, Best Technical Execution, Best Musical Direction, and Best Orchestra.This celebration of talent is a highlight of the theater season for our theater patrons.
Check out the Houston Chronicle's article on KISD's nomination success!
One Act Play: With the script from Arthur Miller, Klein High’s production of All My Sons was a tour de force as our ensemble competed recently in UIL 6A district, bi-district, and regional competition with a moving drama and beautiful performance by cast and crew. Our theater department garnered several awards throughout the competition season: District-Best Actor–Ian Tonroy, Best Actress–Bryndal Braithwaite, All Star Cast–Nick Lammey, Honorable Mention—Lauren Domino, and Outstanding Technician—Seth Hinson; Bi-District-Best Actor—Ian Tonroy, All Star Cast—Nick Lammey, Honorable Mention—Lauren Domino & Bryndal Braithwaite, Outstanding Technician—Ifrah Raja; Area—Honorable Mention—Ian Tonroy, Honorable Mention—Nick Lammey, All Star Cast—Bryndal Braithwaite, Outstanding Technician—Shaheer Raja. Hours of dedication and timed precision go into a production of this magnitude and it clearly showed throughout our contest season. Thank you, KHS Drama, for a season we won’t soon forget!
Band & Color Guard
The Klein Band took four ensembles to the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest last week. All of the groups gave great performances and received superior ratings! Next week, the Klein Concert Bands will travel to Corpus Christi to perform at the South Coast Music Festival. Way to go Klein Band!
Our Color Guards just finished a successful competitive season! Our Varsity Guard was promoted to a higher class and placed 6th in the state in the Scholastic A Blue class. Klein JV finished the season 7th in their class at the TCGC JV Championship. Congratulations to both groups on their hard work and incredible performances!
Our Klein Jazz Band will be performing in the the Katy Jazz Festival at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 22nd at Katy High School! Come support our amazing students!
Congratulations goes out to Orchestra! They’ve done it again! This past week, the KHS orchestra program brought home SIX sweepstakes awards! This is the first time that this has happened in the history of UIL in Texas! We are extremely proud of the dedication and commitment that these students have shown to make this possible! Please, join us in congratulating these students on this outstanding achievement! Go Bearkats!
Upcoming Events: We have a few events that are coming up that we would like you to know about!
Full Orchestra UIL: The full orchestra UIL contest will be hosted at Klein High School on Wednesday, April 26. The Klein Symphony Orchestra will be performing at 12:10pm in the KHS auditorium. You are welcome to come and support our Bearkats!
Spring Concert: Parents, please mark your calendars for our grand finale! Our Spring Concert will be held on Friday, May 26th at 7:00pm. Please, invite family and friends to this concert to help celebrate an incredible year. We are so proud of your students and all of their hard work.
Stay Connected: Please, follow us on our social media outlets to stay connected and see what is going on in the orchestra program!
Skyward Family Access
Just a Reminder...
Please assist us in the handling of custody related issues. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide the principal a certified copy of the court order affecting any other person’s right to their children. Should you have any questions, please call Ms. Haddox at 832-484-4000.