The Paw Print Parent Newsletter
Klein High School, Winter 2019 Edition
The Principal's Message
Dear Klein High Parents and Students,
I hope you all had a restful and peaceful Thanksgiving break! We are quickly approaching the end of the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year, and what a great year it has been so far.
As we look ahead, this edition of the Paw Print has lots of information on upcoming dates and events for the Spring 2020 semester. Information on the upcoming course selection process for next year, our updated cell phone procedure, and our #KleinFamilyServes day of service are a few of the many things you will find in this edition!
During these last few weeks of 2019, I encourage each of our Bearkats and their family to reflect on the things that we are grateful for this holiday season. The Klein High School administration and staff are truly grateful to each of you and the partnership that has been established. I know that our students will persevere through their final exams and have a successful conclusion to their fall semester. Please take this upcoming break to rest, relax, and enjoy the people in your life that matter most. Thank you, as always, for your support and guidance as we work with your students to strive to make our vision of Promise2Purpose a reality for everyone! We truly do believe that Together We Make The Difference!
Warmest Holiday Wishes,
Klein High School Principal
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Klein High Updates
Klein5 Student Ambassadors
The Klein5 Character Ambassadors have enjoyed collaborating as a larger team this semester as we continue our journey of infusing strong character into our KHS culture! We were excited to welcome our incoming Bearkats at Freshmen Orientation, happy to host Bearkat families during our KHS Community Night, and humbled to honor those who have served our country at the Veterans Day Breakfast.
Ambassadors will be supporting both students and teachers next semester by visiting classrooms and leading important discussions about relevant character topics, encouraging every member of our #kleinfamily to participate in themed personal growth challenges, and by intentionally investing in personal interaction and human connection.
The Counselor's Corner
Click Here to access the list of our awesome KHS Counseling Staff.
Course Selection Information for 2020-2021
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: Course Selection for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in the Spring. Please look at the detailed course selection schedule below; if you have any questions, please see your counselor. Also, don't hesitate to utilize the amazing website below to preview and get further information on all of our courses!
Parent Night for all Incoming Students 2020-2010
ATTENTION DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS: Any student who will be enrolling in a dual credit course for second semester must have all registration forms turned in and payment made by January 4. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Georgiana in Room 127.
AP STUDENTS: February 7, 2020 is the final day for total payment for all AP exams. Questions should be directed to Mrs. Georgiana in Room 127.
Skyward Family Access
FALL 2019 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Important Senior Information & Dates!
Seniors Class of 2020 - Scholarship time! Check out the College & Career Center Website for all the latest scholarships - www.bit.ly/kleinhighccc
Senior Prom: May 16th at the Woodland's Waterway Marriott from 8-11:30 pm
Graduation: May 30th, 9:00 AM at NRG Stadium
What's Happening in Klein ISD
Klein Family Serves
Greetings Klein High family,
I am so excited to share with you the official date of Klein Family Serves for this school year and ask you all to please SAVE THE DATE of Saturday, March 28th 2020!
Our student leaders have already been busy at work planning this amazing day and today, they made an announcement asking for students to apply to be on the student planning committee here at KHS. If you know a student who is passionate about community service and would be an outstanding leader, please ask them to go to Schoology to apply! Or share this link with them HERE!!
We are also forming a faculty committee as there is much planning to get done. If you are interested in helping out in the planning leading up to the day of service, please email Kristen Haggard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, here is a link to the Klein Family Serves website which also offers more information about this awesome day! This year, each of the high schools will serve as a hub and each family of schools will volunteer out of each of the high school hubs. Our family is Klein High, Kleb Intermediate, and the following Elementary schools: Benfer, Brill Ehrhardt, Kuehnle, Mittelstadt and Theiss.
We are all so excited to make this the greatest day of service ever in Klein ISD!!!
The Lady Bearkat Volleyball team dominated the courts this season as they made it all the way to the Regional Semi-Finals Champs. During the Regional Finals, they fell short of advancing further in the playoffs. The Klein High Students, Staff, and Community is proud of the girls and the coaches for their accomplishments this season.
Klein Clubs & Organizations
Klein High Student Council came together for a November Social where we wrote encouraging letters to deployed soldiers overseas and thanked them for their service.
December StuCo will have a “compliMITTEN” wall where students and staff will be encourage to “hand” out a compliment for our wall for others. We will also have a “Candy Gram” opportunity for students to send a note to a friend in class and all proceeds will go to a charity of our choice.
KLEIN HOSA GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
The HOSAKATS have been out and about this fall, volunteering at a wide variety of community events. The HOSA members and advisors have participated in volunteering every single weekend since the start of the school year. From manning a water station at the Memorial Hermann 10, to cheering on the participants at the Light the Night Walk, to helping to set up early in the morning for the Juvenile Diabetes Walk and serving Thanksgiving Dinner at Auberge Senior living in the Vintage, the HOSAKATS have already volunteered over 1200 hours so far this year. We are proud of our volunteers from our amazing HOSA - future health professionals organization and thank these awesome students and teachers for serving our community in so many ways.
HOSA has volunteered at the following events/ locations this school year:
- St Jude’s Walk at Minute Maid Park
- MADD Dash – Mothers Against Drunk Driving
- Walk to End Alzheimer’s
- Auberge Senior Living at the Vintage – volunteer on a regular basis including a car wash fundraiser, fall festival and serving Thanksgiving dinner
- Autism Speaks Walk at University of Houston
- Northwest Houston Heart Walk
- Buddy Walk for Down’s Syndrome
- Montgomery County Heart Walk
- Light the Night Walk
- Memorial Hermann 10
- Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention
- Walk to Defeat ALS
- Juvenile Diabetes Walk
A special thank you goes to our amazing advisors for giving up their time after school and weekends to supervise our students at community service events Another special thanks to our bus driver, Mrs Velez for the 4 am Saturday mornings of getting the bus and driving a bunch of kids downtown! It takes a special person to want to do this.
Judges Needed: Community Leaders Opportunity Awaits! We Need Judges! DECA District Competition at the Woodlands High School. January 18, 2020. Please use the link to sign up now!! Thanks in advance for your support! https://www.smore.com/e7jp5
#Klein5 Service - DECA is collecting travel size toiletries, snacks, plastic silverware, tissues etc. for our District Community Service Project in partnership with the Montgomery County Crisis Assistance Center! Drop off any donations to Klein High School - Attention - Tricia Holloway or James Mather
Over the course of the semester, members of the Klein High School newspaper staff have re-designed and updated the school's official news website, The Bearchat. Please check out www.thebearchat.com each week for Klein High School news, entertainment, sports and more, all written by students. For more up to date information, please follow us on our social media accounts: Twitter: @thebearchat | Instagram: thebearchat
KHS CLUB & ORGANIZATIONS DIRECTORY
BARNES AND NOBLE
Our Annual Barnes and Noble Play-A-Thon is this Friday, December 6 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Come hear the award-winning Klein Orchestra Program perform holiday favorites as you complete some holiday shopping for your family and friends. Please, mention the Klein Orchestra Program at check out and the program will receive 10% of the store sales. We appreciate your support!
The Klein High School Orchestra Program will be partnering with HEB this holiday season to share holiday music with the community! Please, join us on Saturday, December 7 at the Grand Parkway and Champion Forest location from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. We will be performing holiday favorites as you shop for the season. We hope you can join us!
TASTE OF KLEIN
Come taste the exquisite local flavors of our Klein community restaurants while enjoying fine music from your very own Klein High Orchestra Program! This is a must see event that features dishes from over 40 local eateries and a chamber music festival. This event is fun for the entire family! The 12th Annual Taste of Klein event will be held on Thursday, February 20 at Klein High School. Mark your calendars!
THE AMERICAN PRIZE WINNERS
Congratulations goes out to the Klein Chamber Orchestra for being named winners of the prestigious national American Prize for the High School Division! Orchestras from across the nation submitted entries to compete in this competition. This is a first for Klein High School as well as Klein ISD. We are extremely proud of these incredible students that consistently achieve high standards and continue to support each other throughout the process. Go Bearkats!
KLEIN PERFORMING ARTS WINTER PERFORMANCES:
We would like to invite the entire community to attend one of our winter performances this season! Come enjoy the sounds from the award-winning performing arts department program. The dates will be Tuesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 12 in the Klein Performing Arts Center.
Non-Varsity Performing Groups:
Date: Tuesday, December 10
Location: Klein Performing Arts Center
Varsity Performing Groups
Date: Thursday, December 12
Location: Klein Performing Arts Center
The Klein Band finished off their competitive marching season by placing 7th at the US Bands REMO Series Finale Marching Competition. The Band gave a spectacular final performance of their show PUSH: Persist Until Something Happens! The following week, the Band was joined by 8th graders from Kleb, Doerre, Strack, and Krimmel for the 2019 Klein Band 8th Grade Night! Congratulations to our Seniors and welcome Class of 2024!
Several students from the Klein Band auditioned on Tuesday, November 19th, to earn a spot in the 2019 Region 9 All-Region Orchestra. 7 students from Klein were selected and gave a wonderful performance! Congratulations to Alex B., Adrian P., Cristen P., Emmanuel E., Abby M., Carlos P., and Kaitlyn J.!
On Friday, December 6th, the Klein Band Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will be touring the elementary schools to spread holiday cheer! If you can, please attend our Winter Concerts and hear the hard work these students have put in this fall!
Non-Varsity Concert: Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30pm
Varsity Concert: Thursday, December 12th at 7:00pm
Smoked Brisket Fundraiser
The Klein Band is kicking off its annual brisket fundraiser! Order forms will be available online at www.kleinhighband.com Meat orders will be taken through January 26th and pick-up is January 31st-February 1st! Support your favorite Klein Band and enjoy some tasty food!
Just a Reminder...
Please assist us in the handling of custody related issues. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide the principal a certified copy of the court order affecting any other person’s right to their children. Should you have any questions, please call Ms. Haddox at 832-484-4000.