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,

Jessica Haddox

Klein High School Principal

jhaddox1@kleinisd.net

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KHS Administration

Our administration is here to serve the students, staff, and community at Klein High School! Please contact us should you need any assistance!

Klein High Updates

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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.

Bearkat Den Update

The last day for Bearkat Den for this semester will be Friday, December 13th. We will resume back shortly into the new year.

Cell Phone Procedure Update Starting January 8, 2020

Please review the updated cell phone expectations at Klein High School. If you have any questions, please contact your student's administrator.

The Counselor's Corner

Click Here to access the list of our awesome KHS Counseling Staff.

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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!


Klein High Course Selection 101 Website

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Parent Night for all Incoming Students 2020-2010

Klein High will host Parent Night on Thursday, January 16th from 6:00 - 8:00 for all 9th - 11th graders.
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College & Career Center

FREE Family FAFSA Night at Klein High School on December 11 5-7 pm in the College & Career Center! Bring your parents with their 2018 tax information, as well as your tablet, to complete your FAFSA. Spanish speaking assistance will also be available.
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Advanced Academics

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

Click here to learn more about logging into Skyward Family Access to check student grades, attendance and more!

Important Dates

December 10th - 13th - EOC Retakes

December 17th - 20th - Fall Semester Exams

December 23rd - January 6th - Christmas Break

January 20th - Student/Staff Holiday

February 17th - Student Holiday

FALL 2019 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

With the end of the semester quickly approaching we wanted to share our final exam schedule for the fall semester. Please keep in mind exemptions for the fall semester are for SEMESTER ONLY classes. If that class meets in the spring, the student cannot be exempt from the fall final.

2020 Testing Dates

Thank you in advance for not making any appointments on these dates.


April 7th English I

April 8th English II

May 5th Algebra I

May 6th Biology

May 7th US History

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

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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 khaggard1@kleinisd.net.


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!!!

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SAT & ACT Prep

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Volleyball

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 Basketball

The Girls and the Boys Basketball teams are off to a great start. It is early in the season, however all the players and the coaches are excited to what this season holds. Please come out to support us at our games.

SOFTBALL

Softball Tryouts will be held on January 24th from 3-5 p.m, and on January 25th from 9 a.m.-11 p.m (MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS). All athletes must have a physical (completed on a Klein form) on file with the trainers BEFORE TRYOUTS. Please visit the Klein Softball website www.khssoftball.weebly.com or email Coach Lange (jlange1@kleinisd.net) if you have any questions!
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Klein Clubs & Organizations

Student Council

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.
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HOSA

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.

CHEER

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: If you are interested in trying out for Klein High Cheerleader/Mascot for the 2020-2021 school year please plan to attend one of the mandatory cheer tryout parent meetings which will be held on Monday, Feb. 10th (7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) or Wednesday, Feb. 12th (6:30 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.) The student must attend with their parent/guardian.

Bearkadettes

The Bearkadettes are hosting a PARENT'S NIGHT OUT on Saturday, December 7th. Registration for the event is open now and available on our website www.kleinbearkadettes.com or you can register at the door. We hope to see you there!

Klein DECA

Klein DECA


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

The Bearchat

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


Yearbook

The 2020 Yearbook is on sale now! Log onto www.balfour.com and search Klein HS and order it today! Price will go up sometime in December!

Senior ads are also on sale! Go to www.balfour.com and reserve your space before it sells out today!

Why Latin?

Why students should consider taking Latin as their language? Which languages will your student need for future careers? Latin builds linguistic awareness and skills with strong transfer value to English and modern languages. Applicable to many careers, there are literally millions of Latin and Greek terms and names used in botany, biology, anatomy, chemistry, psychiatry, pharmacy, microscopy, bacteriology, etc. Latin has a deserved reputation for academic excellence. University admissions officers favor students of Latin, because students of Latin demonstrate a high level of academic achievement and language skill that translates into success in higher education!

KHS CLUB & ORGANIZATIONS DIRECTORY

Click here for the 2019 - 2020 Clubs & Organizations that are offered at Klein High.

"Note"able News From the Arts

Orchestra

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!


H-E-B PLAY-A-THON

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

Time: 6:30pm

Varsity Performing Groups

Date: Thursday, December 12

Location: Klein Performing Arts Center

Time: 7:00pm

Choir

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Band

Marching Season Wrap-Up
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!

Region Orchestra
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.!

Holiday Cheer
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!

From Your Librarian - Ms. Davis

Klein High Book Club

Meets the

2nd Monday of

Each Month @

2:45 in the Library

Just a Reminder...

Custody Information:


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.

2019 - 2020 Klein ISD School Calendar

Click here to access the 2019 - 2020 KISD school calendar!