Keller Collegiate Academy

October 25th, 2021

Campus Information

Doors Open: 8:00 am

School Starts: 8:30 am

School Releases at 4:00 pm

*Please have students picked up by 4:15, unless they are involved in an after school meeting/activity.


Red Ribbon Week

This week, October 25th - October 29th, we are celebrating Red Ribbon week. Our HOSA officers planned our week, with the theme of "Drug Free Looks Good On Me". Please see the dress-up days below.
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Keller Collegiate Academy Dedication

We had a successful and meaningful dedication ceremony here at KCA on September 30th. Our students planted our "dedication tree" in the nest, courtesy of Fossil Creek Tree Farm. Thank you, Fossil Creek, for supporting our school and our students!
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Inaugural Yearbook

If you want to make sure you get the first ever KCA yearbook, please order now! Information below:
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Student Council at KCA is up and running. We approved a constitution and held elections during the month of September! The following students were elected by their peers to lead Student Council.

9th Grade

President - Mahum Khawaja

Vice President - Ananya Pradeep

8th Grade

President-Esha Raval

Vice President - Autum Salgado

Student Body

President - Braxton Chu

Vice President - Emily Grigsby & Tyanna Grimes

Recording Secretary - Marwa Barriz

Corresponding Secretary - Jaycob Nguyen

Treasurer - Faith Baquera

Parliamentarian - Abigail Lim

Historian - Tina Le

Committee Heads

Varsha Harish - School Service

Dave Treyger - Pride and Patriotism

Claire Videira- Community Service

Harrison Nguyen - Energy and Environment

I am very grateful for these students and their willingness and excitement to put work in to help KCA establish expectations and traditions for personal and community success. Our next big activity is to help PTA with Homecoming. Be looking for ways to help with this event in upcoming newsletters! Students, if you are interested in being a part of Student Council please attend our meetings on Fridays during II Time and bring $20 for dues to Mrs. Goodman’s room in C114.


Applications Opening Soon for 2022-2023 School Year!

We are hosting several community events in preparation for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Students are eligible to apply to enter the Academy in either their 8th or 9th grade year, which means current 7th and 8th graders will be eligible to apply for next year. Please share this information with families that might be interested. These will also go out via Keller ISD communications.
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KCA Dyslexia Resources

Our dyslexia specialist, Mrs. Paxton, made this resource for our students. Please take a look!


AP Human Geography Exam Information

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Important Message from Nurse Nancy

Flu Season

Flu season has begun. Each campus is required to report active flu cases weekly to the health department. If your child tests positive for the seasonal flu please let me know as soon as possible.

Tarleton Field Trip - 9th Graders ** Very Important Please Read *

I will be sending all daily and as needed medications that your child has on campus with the faculty traveling to Tarleton on November 15th. *Very Important-- For your child's safety, if they self- carry an Epipen or Inhaler and you have not provided a spare for the clinic -- please make sure you have checked that your child has the medication with them before leaving your home that morning. Confirm that all inhalers have enough doses available in the event the inhaler is needed.

If your child suffers from motion sickness on long car/bus rides and will need to bring or take motion sickness medication, the medication must be brought to the nurse prior to the trip. You will need to complete the medication authorization form and provide the medication in its original packaging by Friday November 12th, no loose pills will be accepted.

Please contact me directly if you have additional questions and concerns. My direct extension is 3820.


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Keller Collegiate Academy PTA - We Need You!

How it started

October 4, 2021 the first meeting was held to create and vote in officers for the first PTA organization at KCA. This meeting was informative and our first twenty members joined that night as well.

The PTA board member for 2021-2022 are:

Mrs. Cawandra Jallow- President

Mrs. Kellie McGee- 2nd VP, Programs

Mrs. Jace Maxwell- Treasurer

Mr. Michael Chu- Secretary

Our Goals

This group of parents are very excited to collaborate and make KCA fun and the Best PTA in KISD! There will be an Owls Store forming to sell KCA merchandise as well as other fund-raising opportunities. The funds raised go towards helping purchase school supplies and items to be used in classrooms. Other plans include Teacher Appreciation and Student Appreciation days.

We Need You

Help to make every child’s voice be heard, join the PTA. The next two links will guide you to joining us. This is not only for parents, sign the family up!

There is an annual $10 fee (per person), that goes to the school’s PTA funds, so it is your small token to get started. Please be sure and select Keller Collegiate Academy in the field for school choice.

Connect With Us

The PTA is working diligently to plan informative meetings for all our families to have the opportunity to be involved throughout the year. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas, please feel free to contact them through email at, join them on Instagram @kca.pta or on Twitter @kcaowlspta.


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Permission slips for the November 15th Tarleton State University Trip and money for food are due to Ms. Dolenz by October 28th or to Mrs. Dix by October 29th. If you are concerned about food allergies or what will be served in the dining hall for lunch instead of paying for food ahead of time, you may bring a sack lunch. Please note if you are bringing a sack lunch on your permission slip.


Students... Check your Canvas Regularly!

Make sure you are checking your Canvas daily to keep up with announcements and important tasks. Let us know if you have questions! Parents, you can sign up to be an observer through Canvas so you can also see announcements, assignments, and daily communication with your student.
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The Owl's Nest

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The Owl's Nest

The Owl's Nest is the space for all things Mrs. Ortega! Mrs. Ortega is our amazing Keller Collegiate Academy Counselor.

Ortega Visits AVID - I had the pleasure of going into AVID classes last week and visiting with your students about “Grit and Growth Mindset”. Your kids are AWESOME and I LOVE getting to know them. Understandably, many students have been academically and socially stretched more than ever this first nine weeks here at the Keller Collegiate Academy. I want to support all students and help equip them with tools and support as they navigate new challenges. I wanted to post the presentation I went over with your students. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.

(Grit and Growth Powerpoint Attached)

COLLEGE PREP - CCMR Counselors (College, Career, and Military Readiness Counselors) are starting visits with students in their AVID classes starting on October 27. They will be covering topics like choosing a college that best fits YOU, Scholarships, year by year timeline college prep, building a college resume, and more!!

HOLIDAY HELP – As the holiday season is upon us, please let me know if I can be of any assistance or support to your family. I know the holidays can be a magical time, but also recognize they can be a very stressful time for families. Please know my heart is to help and would be honored to help your family find needed resources.

Community Resource of the Month:


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