In the Know

Week of May 9 Newsletter

Thank you!

Thank you for all the sweet gifts and cards last week for Teacher Appreciation. It's an honor to work with your child everyday.

Next year...

Next year I will be an English as a Second Language (ESL) specialist within the district. I am looking forward to this new opportunity. KHES is a wonderful campus and I have been truly blessed by the caring staff, parents and students. Your children have taught me so much this year and I am grateful for them.

Recorders needed all week

Students will need their recorder EVERY day this week for stage rehearsals!

Bear Creek Parent Orientation

Monday, May 16th, 6-7pm

801 Bear Creek Parkway

Keller, TX

Can you believe it's almost time for 5th grade? Please make plans to find out about Bear Creek and what you can expect as a parent. This meeting is more for parents as we will tour the school the next day, Tuesday, May 17.

Recorder, Bucket Drumming and Honor Choir concert

Monday, May 16th, 7pm

KHES Cafeteria

May 16th 7:00 p.m. in the KHES cafeteria. Report at 6:45 p.m., buckets and choir to the music room and all others to their 4th grade classroom.

Bear Creek Intermediate Tour

Tuesday, May 17th, 9am

801 Bear Creek Parkway

Keller, TX

Students will be led on tours by current BCI students and get a preview of what next year will be like! We will be gone about an hour total.

Play Day

Thursday, May 19th, 9am

601 Pate Orr Road North

Keller, TX

We will be outside at Keller High School most of the day. Students will participate in several events against other schools in the district. This is a fun day and we expect great sportsmanship from all our students! Students will need sunscreen, hat, water and snacks. We will eat lunch after we return to school.

Talent Show

Tuesday, May 24th, 1:15pm

KHES Cafeteria

Our class will perform at 1:15!

Fourth Grade Graduation

Thursday, June 2nd, 8:15am

KHES Cafeteria

Mark your calendars for Fourth Grade Graduation! We will recognize your child's hard work and accomplishments this year. Please make plans to join us!

Reception following in classrooms


Please be sure to take a look at the 4th Grade newsletter as well. This is information that pertains to all 4th grade students. The link is always at the bottom of this newsletter.

A note from Mrs. Masters...

Dear parents of 3rd and 4th graders,

This summer we have a great music enrichment for Keller-Harvel. In addition to myself, two other local music teachers from Zimma-Rimba will be directing a marimba music camp. In one week you will learn to play Zimbabwean Marimbas. The music is exciting with amazing instruments that your children will love.

Check out these videos from past marimba camps with Zimma-Rimba here in Keller.




Register at
Classes are limited to 15 to 20 students so register quickly before classes are full.

Camp Zimma-Rimba for Keller-Harvel
Location:Woodland Springs Elementary School
June 13th-16th, 2016
End of Camp Concert, Thursday 4:00pm
Cost $120 per student

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. It would be great to have you join us this summer. I have worked with Zimma-Rimba and seen them perform many times and I know you will love it!!

Tamara Masters

More about Zimma-Rimba

Learn to Play Zimbabwean Marimbas and Drums
Perform an amazing concert in just one week
Lively, Fun Music in a friendly environment
Everyone welcome,

****No experience or instrument purchase required***

Opportunity for continued musical studies and growth throughout the year.

  • Perform at incredible venues: Disney World, Great Wolf Lodge, NRH20, Meyerson Symphony Center, TCU, SMU, and many more!!!

Meet the teachers
Instructors Mary Carla Whitaker and Jeremy Phillips are both elementary music teachers and have taught marimba to over a thousand students. They direct one of the few Zimbabwean Marimba Bands in Texas. Learning with them is both exciting and effortless.

Mary Carla Whitaker

Music Specialist: Bluebonnet Elementary

Jeremy Phillips
Music Specialist: Pinkerton Elementary

Unit 9 Spelling City Practice

Click here for Unit 9 Spelling Practice!

Click here to download a copy of the 2016-17 KISD Instructional Calendar!

The first day of school for the 2016-17 academic year will be Tuesday, August 23, 2016 with the last day of school scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2017.