KHES Update



There is an amazing feeling in the air! School is less than 30 days away. Our teachers and staff are enjoying time with their families. But the life of a teacher never stops. Keller Harvel teachers are always thinking about your kids and how exciting it is to start a new school year.

Our theme this year is iCan@KellerHarvel. I can... Create, Accelerate & iNnovate! So what does this all mean? The vision at Keller Harvel stands strong, we strive to be an exceptional school in which to live, work and grow. There will be three main areas in which we will focus during our time in professional development: Creating amazing writers , accelerating our knowledge in Math and learning new & innovative ways to integrate technology in our lessons.

Our teachers will be implementing Writer's Workshop during Language Arts time. This time will be dedicated to helping all of our students become confident and fluent writers. Your child will be encouraged to write everyday and your child's teacher will guide them throughout the writing process. Want to help? Look for information from your child's teacher after the school year begins.

The Math TEKS have been updated and we will be studying those changes at each grade level and invite you to join us during the year to hear more about what your child is learning. Teachers are also going to be utilizing the Math Investigations curriculum in the classroom and will provide your student time to become problem solvers. Click HERE for more information about this curriculum.

Technology is always changing. That is why we must find the very best way to integrate technology in as many settings as possible. We will take more time this year meeting with our district's media specialists as well as working together to find more ways to put our existing technology in the hand of our students.

What CAN you do to help? Do you have a talent that you would like to share with other parents, teachers or students? Please let us know...we would love to hear from you. Look for our Parent Ed courses this year too to learn more. Topics we plan to cover include Writing, Math TEKS/Investigations and Technology Integration. I encourage you to visit with your child's teacher this year about these three areas and look for opportunities to join us.

Summer Dates & Beginning of the School Year Events

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

Teachers will phone students the week of August 18th. A specific date and time will be shared soon.

August 21 - Meet the Teacher 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

August 28 - Kindergarten Parent Orientation 5:30 - 6:30

September 2 - 4th grade Parent Orientation 5:30 - 6:30

September 2 - 2nd grade Parent Orientation 6:30 - 7:30

September 4 - 1st grade Parent Orientation 5:30 - 6:30

September 4 - 3rd grade Parent Orientation 6:30 - 7:30

Summer Residency Verification and New Student Registration

If you have returning students or students that were pre-registered prior to June 9, 2014 you should have received an email from Keller ISD InfoSnap on July 30, 2014.

Please take the time to complete the on-line registration for the 2014-2015 school year. After making sure all student data is correct, you can then upload a current utility bill, (gas, electric or water bill) into InfoSnap to show proof of residency.

When InfoSnap is complete residency verification is complete and your student/s will be added to class lists.

If you prefer to complete this process in person, we will have residency verification and new student registration on Tuesday, August 5 from 1-7 pm and Wednesday, August 6 from 7 am to 1 pm. We will have computers available for you to use here on campus to complete InfoSnap, if needed. If you are able to complete everything on-line in InfoSnap you do not need to come to the school or show proof of residency on campus.

If you reside with a family within our attendance zone, and at this time you do not have a utility bill in your name, you will need to stop by the school to complete residency verification by filling out an Affidavit of Residency. The person that you live with that has the utility bill in their name will need come to the school with you to complete the affidavit of residency. They will need to bring the current utility bill and their driver’s license.

If you have any questions please call Jenni Hill at Keller-Harvel at 817-744-5100.

Please click HERE for more information.

Kindergarten - 4th grade School Supplies

Check out the Keller ISD website or just click HERE for a list of school supplies for each grade level. Order now through Aug. 8th! Just go to PTA Volunteers will then deliver your child's school supplies right to their classroom on or before Meet the Teacher. Be sure and check out the Keller-Harvel Elementary Facebook page or the Keller-Harvel Elementary PTA Facebook page for more details.

Campus Websites

Our campus webiste will undergo "renovations" this summer. A new website will be coming very soon and looks to be much more user friendly.

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KHES Welcomes Jane Evans as our new Assistant Principal

I am thrilled to announce our new Assistant Principal, Jane Evans. From the first moment I met her I knew she was the best person for the job. Jane just completed a successful year of teaching 4th grade at Bluebonnet Elementary. Here are just a few of her qualifications: 7 years of educational experience, Strong family values, Keller ISD employee & resident, Special Education teacher experience, Elementary Teacher, Academic Associate experience and she is very Positive, Fun & Energetic. We invite you to be sure and stop by and meet Mrs. Evans at Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 21st.

KHES Grade Level Teachers for 2014-2015

Kindergarten - Mrs. Anthony, Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Boucher, Mrs. Fairfield, Mrs. Smith

1st grade - Mrs. Clepper, Mrs. Guy, Mrs. Landry, Mrs. Mixson, Mrs. Tavarez

2nd grade - Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Brunson, Mrs. Gremmels, Mrs. Leonard, Ms. Sharp

3rd grade - Mrs. Friz, Ms. Hood, Mrs. Juro, Mr. Thomason, Mr. Curran

4th grade - Mrs. Gottleber & Mrs. Micker, Mrs. Streeter (formally Miss Morgan) & Mrs. Underwood, and Mrs. Sunseri

We are welcoming three new teachers to the Keller Harvel family. 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Leonard is joining us from Basswood Elemenary and 4th grade teacher Mrs. Sunseri is coming from Liberty Elementary. Mr. Alex Curran has his undergraduate degree from James Madison University and a Masters from SMU. He completed his student teaching in Dallas ISD and has been subbing in our district for the last year. We are very excited to have three highly qualified and experienced teachers joining our staff.

Keller ISD Hudson Grant Winner

Congratulations to Tamara Masters. She submitted an application titled, The Bucket Brigade and was awarded a $1,500 grant to help fund supplies for her bucket drumming club. We are so pround and cannot wait to "hear" more bucket drumming in the fall. Come to the August 12th Keller ISD Board meeting as Mrs. Masters will be recognized for being a Hudson Foundation Award recipient.

District News

Keller ISD's Board of Trustees Meeting

Keller ISD's Board of Trustees Meeting is scheduled to hold a joint meeting with the Keller City Council on Wednesday, August 6. The Joint Meeting will be called to order at 6 p.m. During the meeting, the two governing bodies will discuss general issues in the community and common interests between the them.

The meeting will convene in the Keller ISD Education Center Board Room (Rock Gym), 350 Keller Parkway, Keller, Texas 76248.

Meeting agendas can be found on the Board of Trustees pages, or by clicking here.

KISD to Present Bond Proposal at Town Hall Meeting August 11

A community-wide Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, August 11, at the Keller ISD Education Center, at which Superintendent Dr. Randy Reid will detail the District’s final bond proposal to be presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration in an upcoming November election.

Earlier this year, community forums were held at each of Keller ISD’s four high schools, at which Dr. Reid presented a conceptual idea related to the November bond package. The presentation was also made available through an online video. The District welcomed questions, concerns and suggestions from the community and took these into consideration while crafting the final proposal.

“We received a great deal of constructive feedback from parents, students and community members throughout the course of the potential bond presentations,” said Dr. Reid. “Keller ISD is dedicated to proposing a bond that meets the needs of our stakeholders, most importantly our students, and the changes we have made are a reflection of our community’s wishes.”

The Keller ISD Citizens Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC), a group composed of parents and community and business members, began meeting with the District administration in February 2014 to help develop a bond package that would bring Keller ISD a dedicated Career Technology Education campus, create purer feeder patterns for existing schools, allow the District to keep up with continuing growth and improve existing infrastructure.

In addition to the Town Hall on August 11, the Keller ISD Board of Trustees will hold a Joint Meeting with the Keller City Council at 6 p.m. on August 6, at the Keller ISD Education Center, 350 Keller Parkway, Keller, Texas 76248. The Joint Meeting will include a general discussion agenda item during which the City Council and Board of Trustees will share common interest topics including the bond proposal.

KISD Hosts Community Forums on Conceptual Bond Idea

Dr. Reid presented the District’s conceptual idea related to the potential November bond package. Keller ISD administrators and the Citizens Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) have recently reviewed this idea, and in an effort to clearly articulate the idea and answer questions, Dr. Reid is reaching out to parents and community members.

Forums were held at Keller High on May 15, Central High on May 22, Timber Creek on May 27 and Fossil Ridge on May 28.

Please click HERE to see Dr. Reid's full presentation (video & powerpoint are both available). This link will also provide you with many other pieces of information including FAQs, additional facts about the CTE center, and our current enrollment as well as projections.

To provide feedback on the idea, visit the Your Voice Matters page and complete the Listening Survey.

Getting the News Out to You!

Remind 101 is now called "Remind"

Remind 101 has changed its name to Remind. You do not have to make any changes. Everything works exactly the same way. To sign up for Keller Harvel Families notifications, please visit

Communication Tools - UPDATE

  • Edmodo - This will be the main form of communication between you and your child'ss teacher. It allow teachers to send out immediate updates, pictures and messages to parent groups. Teachers will be setting up accounts with you after the school year begins so that you are able to stay in touch and communicate freely with your child's teacher. Once you sign up if you have more than one child in Keller ISD, all of your students' accounts will be listed under one parent account!
  • Remind - Are you interested in signing up for Remind ? It takes just a few minutes. To sign up for Keller Harvel Families notifications, please visit If you've already signed up, you will still receive all text messages sent. If your family is moving next school year or you wish to opt out, instructions are also included.
  • School Messenger - sends out an email and/or a voice mail with updates. Keeping your email current is a must to receive messages. If your email changes, please be sure and give us a call.
  • Facebook - like us on Facebook and see pictures, read updates, and/or events. You do need a Facebook account to see us. Once you have an account, just search for Keller Harvel - KISD.
  • Twitter - If you have a Twitter account, start following us @KellerHarvelES.
  • KHES Weekly Updates - these are sent out every Friday to keep you up to date on upcoming news and also includes reminders as well.
  • Cowboy Strong, Cowboy Proud newsletter - this has been our monthly newsletter that has a message from me as well as other important reminders.

Atomic Learning (UPDATED)

Atomic Learning is a resource available to KISD students and their families. Find tutorials on common software, workshops and emerging topics, such as blogging, Twitter and Internet safety. Log on today! Just go to

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