Fully Charged Summer Edition

Upcoming Dates to Remember

July 14 - Aug 8 KHES offices are open Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

August 5 - Residency Verification 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

August 6 - Residency Verification 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

August 11-13 - All employees NEW to KISD attend training

August 14-15 - KHES Professional Development

August 18 - 20 - KISD Professional Development

August 21 Teacher Work Day/Meet the Teacher

August 22 - KHES Professional Development

Cowboy "Come and Go" Meet & Greet

Friday, Aug. 8th 2014 at 2-5:30pm

9700 Barksdale Ln

Keller, TX

You are cordially invited to my home for some GET-TO-KNOW-YOU Time on Friday, August 8th. Jane, our new Assistant Principal is excited to meet everyone. Beverages and light snacks will be served and the pool will be open.

Hope you can stop by!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Kristen's Quote of the Week

Become a writer...what's your story?

Summer Break

Summer Campus Hours

Monday-Thursday 6:00am-7:00pm.

Friday All Campuses Dark (Closed)

Saturday All Campuses Dark (Closed)

Sunday All Campuses Dark (Closed)

Week of July 4th All Campuses Dark (Closed)

"Dark" means that the badge readers will be turned off and staff is unable to enter the building.

Preparing for 14-15

2014-2015 Theme

Our theme this year is...iCan@KellerHarvel
  • Create
  • Accelerate
  • iNnovate

You have the skills, the talent and the knowledge to create superstars, to accelerate the learning of yourself and your students, and the freedom to innovate. This is going to be the best year yet because we can all truly say together, iCan@KellerHarvel!

Our main focus for next year will be in the areas of...



Technology Integration

What are some of the topics/activities that we will discuss to help support these areas?

Edmodo - we will be utilizing Edmodo with one another and with our parents.

Google - lesson planning tools and other documents will be shared via Google docs. I will be sharing a lesson plan template that you can use.

Writer's Workshop -Feel free to begin reading the two books pictured below over the summer for your grade level.

Math Formative Assessment - We have these ready to check out to you to use during Campus PD.

Math Investigations - We have not received the updates yet. I will email you when the updated information arrives.

Math & Writing TEKS deconstruction - I will be sharing a link with you via Google Docs that will take you to a spreadsheet that we will be using this school year during professional development.

Professional Development

Cool Stuff I Learned at the TEPSA Conference

  • Check out www.newsela.com when you are thinking about new resources needed for non-fiction articles. Newsela is an online resource to use with kids. It is set up by lexile number beginning with 3rd grade. Many of the articles have a quiz but you have access to all articles. You will need to set up an account.

  • www.Wolframalpha.com – Oh My!!!!! Makes charts. Pulls out sources and data for a variety of topics. Search elementary math then type in a math word problem and click on it. It will give the answer and how the problem should be organized. It will solve any equation.

    Jing – Download on computer. Can be used as a snipping tool. Can make a video. Could use with maps or anything they want to make a tutorial with. Find a picture online and record your voice.


  • www.Mathtrain.tv – complete lists of tutorials made by kids for kids! Super cool.

Uploading Certificates

Please upload any certificates into your online portfolio unless they were earned and catalogued through KISD workshop system. Region Service Centers have electronic records going back at least 10 years. All training required of returning teachers of Keller Independent School District are subject to change based on law and the needs of the district.

Atomic Learning

It's never been easier to learn to integrate technology into the classroom. Our district has partnered with Atomic Learning to provide quality technology training resources.

Atomic Learning resources offer all teachers and staff the opportunity to access technology-focused professional development resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week- ensuring you have the answers you and your students need, exactly when and where you need them. Ready to get started? Simply go to K-Cloud, click on the Atomic Learning app and begin building your tech skills on over 205 applications.

Compliance Videos

Online HAZCOM, PDAS Refresher and Compliance trainings will be done through Safe Schools and will automatically generate to your account and continue to be available throughout the summer. Safe Schools was the program that was used at the beginning of this year for the required compliance trainings (i.e. sexual harassment, bloodborne pathogens, etc.) Safe Schools can be accessed through the K-Connect homepage or this link: https://kellerisd-tx.safeschools.com/login

Professional Development Catalog

You are encouraged to take as many updates as you can over the summer. The Summer Professional Development Catalog is now availabe for you. Updates/trainings required: 6 hour GT, and Sheltered Instruction. Go to the following link to view what is available to you.