The Paw Print Parent Newsletter
Klein High School, November 2016 Edition
The Principal's Message
Dear Klein High Parents and Students,
I want to thank all of you for the warm welcome you have given me in my first months here as the new KHS principal! I have thoroughly enjoyed being back at Klein High and seeing all of the staff and students that make this school great.
If you haven’t had a moment yet to check out my 100 Day Entry Plan, please do so by clicking here. The purpose of this plan is to communicate my efforts and goals to all stakeholders during my transition into the role of principal. As I collaborate and collect information, I hope to create well-informed action steps that help us continue our path to excellence at Klein High School. It has been a great experience thus far gaining feedback from students, parents, and staff on all things KHS!
Can you believe that we are already in the third grading period? Time sure does fly, and we are off to a great start. We have so many celebrations and wonderful things that are going on with our students! Below are just a few highlights:
Klein High had the most 2016 National Merit students in KISD! Congratulations to our 8 National Merit Semifinalists, 6 National Merit Commended Students, and 2 National Hispanic Recognition Students!;
Klein High School Chamber Orchestra was named the 2017 TMEA String Honor Orchestra, the first group to do so for Klein High School and Klein ISD!;
Our Lady Kat Volleyball team made it to the playoffs, and our Bearkat football team is on the road to playoffs! Way to go, Kats!;
Our mighty Bearkat Band earned straight 1’s at the UIL marching competition, which qualified them for Area Finals in which they scored 9th overall!;
Students from HOSA, Bearkadettes, Student Council, ROTC, Cheer, and Standleaders participated this past Friday in the ABC13 Friday Flyover Challenge! Voting will open up soon, and we will need your help in recognizing our student’s efforts! Click here to see the full story, as well as our final formations!
Also, I would like to personally invite you to join us as we celebrate and honor our veterans on November 11th. Breakfast for our veterans will start at 8:00 a.m. at Kleb Intermediate. Then, our very own Klein High School ROTC will complete the Pass-In-Review event at Klein Memorial Stadium starting at 9:15 a.m. Click here for further details!
Thank you, as always, for your support and guidance as we work with your students to strive for Bearkat success! Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.
Jessica Haddox, Klein High School Principal
Ms. Melanie Bujnoch
The Counselor's Corner
Continue to periodically check the Counselor Page on the Klein High School website for tips on scholarships and dates of informational meetings from various college representatives who visit our campus throughout the year.
Click here to access the list of our awesome KHS counseling staff.
Skyward Family Access
National Merit Scholar Honors
Basics of Financial Aid & FAFSA Completion Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 6-8pm
7500 Farm to Market Road 2920
Bearkat Den Basics
Bearkat Den is a multi-faceted, 42-minute classroom period (Tuesdays & Wednesdays, after 3rd period) where students will receive a variety of supports with a Bearkat Den teacher/class. Such opportunities include:
- Standards-driven instructional intervention and support;
- Den Hall- a time to see other teachers and make-up work and/or time to independently work on homework, assignments, etc.;
It is our goal at Klein High to grow and develop our students both academically and socially. Bearkat Den will help facilitate the time and structure needed to reach our goals. We look forward to working with your students in this capacity to ensure success and learning for all!
Gifted & Talented Parent Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 6:30pm
16715 Stuebner Airline Road
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Topic: Social/Emotional Needs of Gifted Students & CBE Without Prior Instruction
Additional Upcoming GT Meetings: 1/17, 2/9, 3/23 & 5/2/2017.
Bearkat Resolution Center (BRC) Hours of Operation
The BRC is the hub for student tablet repairs; Students have 5 days in which to notify the Bearkat Resolution Center for any tablet questions or concerns.
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.; Closed during 6th period.
From the clinic
Congratulations to our individuals and teams advancing to Regionals! Good luck to our State qualifiers, Michael Garcia and Peter Myers!
Wish our team a warm congratulations on their trip to Regionals! We are proud of your great season!
Congrats to our Varsity Football Team on their great season. If all goes as planned, they are headed to the playoffs!
Cheer on our ladies as they bump, set, spike their way into post-season play!
Clubs and Organizations Updates and Information
Interact Club: Associated with Rotary International, the group's primary goal is to influence peers to contribute and volunteer in the community all the while developing leadership skills. In the month of October to November, the group can be seen participating in "Pumpkin Patch Volunteering", "Light the Night Walk", "Trick or Treat Can Drive", and the "End Polio Coin Donations". Club Sponsor: Merrill Willgrubs, Room 313
No Place For Hate: This organization seeks to provide a model for combating intolerance, bullying, and hatred, leading to long-term solutions to these problems in schools with meetings and planned activities throughout the year. Club Sponsor: Shanley Marchese, Room 419
Science National Honor Society: Science NHS proudly inducted 82 new members this semester by representation of students maintaining a 4.5 GPA in Science and a 4.0 overall GPA in addition to taking a second level science course as juniors. Club Sponsors: Holly Cannon & Vicki Hermsdorf, Rooms 259 & 262
Competitions: Our first drill competition of the year was at Oak Ridge High School. Against 17 other schools, the cadets performed extremely well in all areas, and received the following awards:
- 3rd Place Male/Mixed Varsity Color Guard
- 2nd Place Male/Mixed Junior Varsity Color Guard
- 2nd Place Armed Exhibition Drill
- 1st Place Armed Regulation Drill
The Model Rocketry team also competed in their first competition of the year and earned the following:
- First Place in the “Streamer – Duration” category of the competition.
But we are not all work and no play…our unit picnic was held in September where we had loads of fun with activities and good food. We then went on a field trip to John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, where cadets worked on team building skills, as well as tackling the high and low ropes courses.
- 5 Nov – Drill competition at CE King HS
- 11 Nov – Veterans Day Parade and Pass In Review
- 3 Dec – Bataan Death March 14 mile Hike
- 17 Dec – Wreaths Across America service event
Teachers: Colonel Lambert & Sergeant Fuentes, Room 805
EMT Programs: Students have been busy with spinal immobilization, glucose testing, assisting with the Klein Blood Drive, etc. Klein High Students join forces with other district EMT students while learning at the same time. Teacher: Jill Tackett, Room 165
FFA: Klein FFA, along with the other FFA chapters in the district, hosted a district-wide Fall Festival including, a scare house, hayride, petting zoo, carnival games, trick-or-treat lane and costume contests! It was a huge success with approximately 1,500 KISD elementary students in attendance creating a safe place for their parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles to bring their children for a fun filled evening of activities.
Congratulations to our choir students who earned a spot in the 2016 All Region Choir!
On October 22, Klein Choir students participated in the Region Choir auditions. 26 students earned a place in the All-Region Choir, 3 were named as alternates, and 15 will advance to the Pre-Area round of competition in late November.
Klein Choir presents Broadway Revue Tuesday, November 1st at 7:00 PM. The show will include performances from all 5 choirs as well as some great soloists. There will be plenty of Broadway songs as well as some of our favorite Disney selections! Tickets are on sale until Noon on Tuesday at www.kleinhighchoir.com . Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door.
Taste of China is partnering with us for spirit days and fundraising for the following dates. When you order, let them know it's a KHS Choir order and we'll earn 10% of the total amount. Good for drive-thru & dine-in all day.
Taste of China dates this fall are:
Wednesday, November 9
Wednesday, November 23
Wednesday, December 7
Wednesday, December 21
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.
Klein’s Overall Attendance Averages for the First Semester:
1st Six Weeks: 96.47%
2nd Six Weeks: 95.33%
Help us reach our goal of staying above 96.5%! We miss our students when they are not here!