KHES Update

March 28 - April 1

Friday, March 25 is a Student/Staff Holiday.

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Dates to Remember

3/25 - Student & Staff Holiday - No school

3/29 - 3/30 Closed Campus due to STAAR

3/29 - STAAR Writing Test - 4th grade will SHINE! 4th graders can also go to the cafeteria and receive a FREE BREAKFAST. Thank you, Sodexo!

4/2 - KISD Diabetic Walk @ 8:00 am

4/4 - 4/29 Safe Haven/North Tarrant County Women's Shelter Drive

4/4 - Parent STAAR Information Meeting in PD room @ 8:00 am

4/7 - Keller Feeder Pattern Music Concert @ 6:30 pm in the KHS gym for Bucket Drummers and Choir

4/13 - Unveiling of Music Garden @ 4:00 pm

4/21 - McDonald's PTA Spirit Night

4/26 - Keller ISD Night at the Ballpark” - Texas Rangers take on the New York Yankees

4/29 - Volunteer Breakfast

4/29 - Spring Fling 5:00 - 8:00 - NEW DATE

5/2 - 5/6 is STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

5/3 - Kinder Spring Orientation @ 6:00 pm (for families who will have a student in Kinder next school year)

5/9 - 3rd & 4th graders take STAAR Math Test -3rd & 4th graders can also go to the cafeteria and receive a FREE BREAKFAST. Thank you, Sodexo!

5/10 - 3rd & 4th graders take STAAR Reading Test -3rd & 4th graders can also go to the cafeteria and receive a FREE BREAKFAST. Thank you, Sodexo!

5/19 - Choir & Bucket Drummers perform at the KISD Art show and reception

What's Happening on Campus?

Closed Campus on March 29th & March 30th

In order for us to maintain a secure testing environment, KHES will be a closed campus March 29 and 30. Visitors will continue to enter the school & come to the office area only. Parents/guests will not be able to go to classrooms or eat lunch with their students during this time period.

Keller ISD Film Festival Finalists Announced...

The finalists in this year's Film Festival were published this week. There were over 400 entries this year across the district. I'm excited to tell you that KHES 3rd grader, Tate Strzinek was named a finalist for his film, Sgt. Schott: A Survivor of Iwo Jima.


The Gala Award Ceremony for all K-4 students will be held on Tuesday, April 5th at 5:30 pm at the Cinemark Alliance Town Square XD theater where winners will be announced. Good luck Tate! Your film is a wonderful tribute.


The list of all finalists can be found here: http://www.kellerisd.net/community/media/film/Pages/2015-16-Finalists.aspx

Sgt. Schott: A Survivor of Iwo Jima

Keller Rotary Club

Keller-Harvel has been adopted by Keller Rotary Club. They will be completing several projects on Saturday, April 9th. The following projects are planned: picnic tables under the trees at the gym/cafe foyer entrance, a new backstop, soccer goals, planting trees around the playground and painting new games on the blacktop. They are scheduled to begin April 9th. We are very excited to be partnering with all the members of the Keller Rotary.

Class of 2029 ~ Kindergarten Round-Up

If your child is new to Keller-Harvel and will be in Kindergarten and/or 1st grade for the 2016-2017 school year, please call us beginning Monday, March 28th through Friday, April 1st to schedule an appointment to register your child. Appointments will be made during the week of April 4th - 8th. All campuses in Keller ISD offer a full day Kindergarten program. If you know any neighbors who will have children eligible for kindergarten/first grade next fall, please share this information with them.


Our incoming Kindergartners and their families are invited to join us again on May 3, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:00 to hear more about our school and to help answer any questions you might have.

Safe Haven ~ Freedom from Domestic Violence

We will be collecting donations for the North Tarrant County Women's Shelter, Safe Haven between April 4 - April 29. There will be a box located in the front foyer just outside the main office. Safe Haven's greatest needs are as follows: Women & Children's underwear and sleepwear, new & gently used clothing for women and children, flip flops, shampoo/conditioner, personal hygiene items, combs/brushes, toothpaste/toothbrushes, body wash/deodorant, towels/wash cloths, twin bedding/pillowcases, baby bottles/sippie cups & pacifiers, diapers, and powdered laundry detergent.

Parking Lot changes

We have been receiving a number of reports of students who are being dropped off in the parking lot. Students are then left to cross the parking lot on their own and are making their way to the cross walk unsupervised.


To ensure that our students and families are kept safe, we will be placing cones down to block off all through traffic in the first row of the parking lot closest to the building. If you would like to drop off your child, please use the designated lanes in the front of the school.

General PTA & STAAR Information Meeting

Want to learn more about STAAR? Join us on April 4th from 8:00 am- 9:00am as we welcome Keller ISD Assessment representatives, Jennifer Price and Marjorie Martinez as they give us an overview of this assessment. Bring your questions too! There will be a brief General PTA meeting prior to the presentation so that PTA can complete the voting process for the Executive Board.


The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program, which was implemented in spring 2012, includes annual assessments for

  • reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
  • writing at grades 4 and 7
  • science at grades 5 and 8
  • social studies at grade 8
  • end-of-course (EOC) assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history.


Our 3rd & 4th graders will be taking the STAAR exams on the following dates. Sodexo wants to help our kiddos on the days of the STAAR too. Students in 3rd & 4th grade only will also receive a FREE BREAKFAST on the mornings of their STAAR exams. They will be able to go to the cafeteria as early as 7:30

4th grade Writing - March 29

3rd & 4th grade Math - May 9

3rd & 4th grade Reading - May 10

Keller ISD Night at the Ballpark” is Tuesday, April 26.

How Do You Make a Teacher Smile? CHOCOLATE!

We are running VERY LOW on our chocolate supply and our teachers LOVE CHOCOLATE ! If you would like to donate bags of miniature candies like Reese's, Twix, M&M's, etc. just drop them off in the front office. Mrs. Eriksen keeps a bucket of chocolate in her office everyday specifically to make the entire staff SMILE.

District News

PTA News

New Bike Racks

Our PTA has ordered an additional bike rack for our Harmonson Farm bike riders. Once received, it will be installed near the current bike racks next to the 3rd & 4th grade playground area. THANK YOU PTA!!!!

Spring Fling is now set for April 29th

Interested in donating items for the Spring Fling Silent Auction? Please contact Spring Fling Chair, Melissa Zihlman. Her email address is mz@melissazihlman.com

KHES PTA is amazing! But I'm sure you already knew that! :)

For more information about our PTA please click HERE . Whether you are looking to volunteer your time on campus or just want to know how to show your support, the Keller Harvel PTA website has all the information you need. PTA President Jenna Neeley and the entire PTA Board truly love the teachers & students at KHES. Please join us this year.
Jeanna Neeley - President

Katrina Own - 1st VP/Membership

Kerri Tolar - 2nd VP/Budget & Finance

Kelli Strzinek - Treasurer

Alyssa O'Rear - Secretary

Join KHES PTA and help support your school!

Extra Curricular Activities at KHES

Books for Buckaroos

for children 6 months - 7 years old

When - Wednesdays 3:15 - 4:00

Contact Julie Fairfield for eligibility requirements julie.fairfield@kellerisd.net


1st grade Coloring Club

New Sign-ups will begin at the end of the six weeks.

When - Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00

Contact Cathy Mixson for more details cathy.mixson@kellerisd.net


Bricks 4 Kidz

Registration www.bricks4kidz.com/412

When - Thursdays March 24 - May 26 from 3:00 - 4:15 in the Library


After-School Tennis - Unfortunately we did not have enough students sign up so this class has been cancelled.

Registration information coming soon.

When - Tuesdays beginning March 8 on the blacktop behind the school


Taste Buds Kitchen Cooking Class

Registration: tastebudskitchen.com/southlake or call 817-488-0538

When - Tuesdays 3/8 - 5/3 3:00 - 4:00 in the Science Lab


Keller ISD Strings Academy for 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade students

Registration Information - https://www.smore.com/htnku


KHES Running Club

When - Mondays 3:00 - 3:45

Registration- click HERE

Contact sarah.shipp@kellerisd.net


KHES Art Club

When - Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 in the Art room

For grades 2, 3 & 4. New classes every 6 weeks. 20 students will be able to sign up at at a time. All students will be expected to wear smocks/aprons when needed. These will be provided.

Contact kirsten.laurie@kellerisd.net


Young Rembrandt's Art Enrichment Program

When - Thursdays 3:05 - 4:05 p.m.in the Science Lab.

Registration - http://www.youngrembrandts.com/northcentral-tx/view-classes-enroll/


Mad Science

When - Wednesdays from 3:05-4:05 in our Science Lab beginning 3/9 - 5/25

Registration flyers will be kept in the front office.