Hofius Happenings

February 2018

Save the Date: Hofius Meet and Greet

When: Tuesday, March 6th 5:30-6:30

Where: Klein Multi Purpose Center

Why: Let's get to know each other! We will be family soon!

Meet the Principal

I am honored to serve as the Principal of the newest KISD Intermediate Campus. It is a privilege to open this beautiful new school and be involved in the planning process as we build a school centered around the District's Strategic Plan and vision where Every Student Enters with a PROMISE and Exits with a PURPOSE.


I have served in Klein ISD for ten years at all three levels and most recently served as Principal at Mahaffey Elementary. I have been in education as a teacher, coach, and administrator for 26 years. I believe that building relationships with students, staff and parents sets the foundation for a strong and positive culture and helps promote a great learning experience for the whole community, both inside and outside of the school.


On a personal note, I am a graduate from Texas A&M University. I was a member of the Women's Track Team where I competed in the 100m hurdles. My athletic background has taught me the importance of perseverance and goal setting, which I strive daily to instill these same attributes to help students in their daily lives. Without goals we have no direction and we must maintain perseverance as we work to achieve them. Good things don't come easy!


I have two daughters and we enjoy vacationing and spending time with family as much as possible. When I'm not at school, you can find me rooting them on as they compete in their events at school. I can not wait to get to know each and every student and parent as we too will become a family. Speaking of family, let's get to know our school name! See below for more information about the Hofius name and I look forward to meeting you at our Hofius Meet and Greet on Tuesday, March 6th at the Klein Multi Purpose Center from 5:30-6:30.


Sincerely,


Christy Goforth

Zoning Approved

Big picture

Hofius Mascot Planning

The Naming of the School

The first Hofius family members to settle in the Big Cypress area were sisters Katharina and Magdalena in 1852. Katharina married Johann Peter Wunderlich for whom Wunderlich Farm is named. She was James Wunderlich's Great -Great Grandmother. They were one of the 13 founding members* of Trinity Lutheran Church. Magdalena married Heinrich Bernshausen, also one of the 13 founding members of Trinity Lutheran church. The next Hofius family members to come over were Katharina and Magdalena's niece and nephew, Elise and August. Elise came over with her husband Heinrich Benfer. They came to America on the same ship as their good friends, the Jost Wunderlich family arriving at the end of 1866. Elise Hofius Benfer and her husband Heinrich are charter members ofTrinity Lutheran Church. The last Hofius to come over was William in 1881who is believed to have been on the same ship as his future wife Elisabeth Mueller. Four of the five Hofius family members settled in Big Cypress or present day Klein. August moved to Nebraska. Since three of the Hofius girls married and changed their names, and William had only girls survive past infancy, the name died out in December 1931when William passed. William is also the Great-Great Grandfather of Julie Stevens.

Hofius Cheer Tryout Information

Hofius Cheer Tryout Information: Mandatory parent/cheerleader meeting Monday, March 19th at Klein Multi Purpose Center from 6:00-7:00pm. Tryout clinic- April 16th-19th @Klein Oak High School in the small gym. Tryouts - Friday April 20th. Flyer coming out soon!

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