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Week of April 21-25
Kristen's Quote of the Week
Extra Curricular Opportunities for Kids
Chess Club in 2014-2015 (UPDATE)
We have been asked by Dr. Reid to participate in a 2 year chess program for our 2nd & 3rd graders. The time commitment is only one hour per week during the school day. Teachers would be provided with a video that would give a brief lesson so there is little to no prep work for teachers. There are online tournaments available against other campuses in Texas. Benefits for students include self control, higher level thinking, concentration, stamina, social interaction, and cognitive growth. Campuses participating this school year in KISD have enjoyed it so much they have coordinated a chess tournament at the administration building. There is no cost to do this.
2nd & 3rd grade teachers will need to let me know your thoughts about putting this together next year...
Spanish Club in 2014-2015
Curriculum & Instruction updates
Model VESTED Lesson Writing
Opportunities will be become available for you this Spring to earn money for each VESTED lesson written. Prior to participating you will need to attend an overview session on May 19th or 28th from 4:00 - 5:00 or 4:30 - 5:30. Lessons are written at your convenience and will then be due by June 19th. More information will be sent out soon from C & I.
Curriculum - what to expect
Cleaning up Eduphoria - the DSOs will be completely removed from Forethought.
Math - moved around based on TEKS updates
ELA, Science, Social Studies - minor tweaks based on previous teacher feedback and feedback received during curriculum writing.
The Scope & Sequence will be ready by June 6, 2014.
If you are interested in working this summer at the KISD Summer School, please be sure to turn in your application no later than May 9, 2014. An email was sent out on April 9th from Communications regarding what forms to use and who to send it to. You can also click on the title "Summer School" above to gain access to this same form.
Preparing for 14-15
Parent Letter (UPDATE)
Teacher Preparation for Class Rosters - UPDATE
New K-8 Math TEKS Module scheduled on Friday for all Math Teachers
A one-hour professional development module has been created to support the new K-8 Math TEKS for the 2014-2015 school year. All KHES Math teachers will be participating in this PD the afternoon of April 25th from 1:30 - 2:30 in the PD room.
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, Sheltered Instruction, and HAZCOM, PDAS Refresher. Go to the following link to view what is available to you.
As you probably know, there is an upcoming school board election. I strongly encourage those of you that live within the KISD boundaries to educate yourself on the candidates and make plans to vote. I’m attaching a link to a recent article from the Keller Citizen with information about each candidate and what they hope to accomplish if elected. Be informed and please VOTE!
The 2014 Board of Trustees Election will be held with the Spring General Elections. Early Voting runs April 28-May 6, and Election Day is May 10.
Fun Incentives for Casey's Kids Fun Run...share with your students
Mark your calendar for the Casey’s Kids Fun Run in Bear Creek Park on April 26. Proceeds benefit the Casey’s Kids fund in KISD. Funds are distributed by campus counselors as they become aware of needs. We are now collecting coins! PTA will place containers for each grade level in the main foyer. Bring $5 on a Friday during the month of April and you can wear your pajamas to school! Bring $1 on a Friday during April and you can wear a hat or flip flops to school!
Casey's Kids Fun Run Facts
- This race will be a true 5K. There will be Chip Time for the more competitive runners. Runners start at 7:30 & Walkers begin at 7:50
- There will be a "Munchkin Mile" run for our youngest up and coming runners
- Shuttle service from Bear Creek Intermediate School
- Funds are distributed through our campus counselors as they become aware of needs.
- A majority of the time, the families in need do NOT ask for help. Most often, contact is initiated by one of our counselors.
- This program doesn't just serve our economically disadvantaged families. Some of our KISD families suffer from life changing events (divorce, death of a spouse, house fire, etc.) and need a hand from time to time.
- This program is a one-time helping hand for students in need in KISD. ALL funds brought in are kept LOCALLY and serve only our Keller ISD families!
- Please invite our families to join on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CaseysKids5KFunRun