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.


Go Bearkats!


Regards,

Jessica Haddox, Klein High School Principal

Updates From the Administration

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

Mr. Brandon Baker

Welcome Mr. Brandon Baker to KHS! Mr. Baker will be replacing Mr. Harper (who was named the principal at Krimmel Intermediate!), serving students with the alpha of A-Bri. Please join us in welcoming him to the administrative team!

Ms. Melanie Bujnoch

Welcome Ms. Melanie Bujnoch to administration! Ms. Bujnoch is currently an English I teacher at KHS, and will be replacing Mr. Wren (who was named the associate principal at Klein Cain High School!), serving students with the alpha of Gat-Jac. Please join us in welcoming her to the administrative team!

Ms. Renee Miller

Welcome Ms. Miller to KHS! Ms. Miller is coming to us from Aldine ISD and will be serving our students and staff as our Behavior Specialist on campus. Please join me in welcoming her to the administrative team!

Just a Reminder...

Tuesday, November 8, Election Day, is a student holiday!

The Counselor's Corner

College Awareness Week was ever present at Klein High School; activities such as College Awareness Bingo took place with our students as they information gathered from teachers and staff various pointers and information about colleges.


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.


College and Career Information

Course Information

Dual Credit Information

Enrollment Information

Gifted and Talented Information

Scholarship Bulletin

Skyward Family Access

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

National Merit Scholar Honors

Semi-Finalists

Dhruv Dhuper

James Dong

Humza Jilani

Max Lin

Xiyu Liu

William Moore

Lipi Raval

Saleel Sripada


Commended

Joshua Blackham

Roman Kuhn

Akash Kumashi

Shelby Peyton

Rohan Robinson

Jonathan Zhang


National Hispanic Recognition

Roman Kuhn

John McDonald

Basics of Financial Aid & FAFSA Completion Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 6-8pm

7500 Farm to Market Road 2920

Spring, TX

The same workshop will be repeated at Klein Forest High School on Tuesday, November 15th from 6-8 p.m.

2016 EOC STAAR Testing Dates

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


December 5-9 Retesting

March 1 SAT

March 28 English I

March 30 English II

May 1 Algebra I

May 2 Biology

May 3 US History

May 1-12 AP Testing Window

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

Klein, TX

Location: KHS Auditorium

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.


Student Tablet Handbook

Follow us on Twitter

Great things are happening here! Follow us on Twitter @KleinHigh!

In Library News

Media Center

6:45 a.m.-2:40 p.m.


Come in, read a book, collaborate with classmates, and more! The Media Center is the heart of our school!


Please join us in February with a visit from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

From the clinic

Our clinicians are happy to assist students! Please contact the staff below should you have any questions!

Cross Country

Congratulations to our individuals and teams advancing to Regionals! Good luck to our State qualifiers, Michael Garcia and Peter Myers!


Tennis

Wish our team a warm congratulations on their trip to Regionals! We are proud of your great season!


Football

Congrats to our Varsity Football Team on their great season. If all goes as planned, they are headed to the playoffs!


Volleyball

Cheer on our ladies as they bump, set, spike their way into post-season play!

Clubs and Organizations Updates and Information

Yearbook Spotlight: Klein High School Yearbook Staff was excited to celebrate National Yearbook Day on our campus with games, prizes, and fun! Click here to order your Yearbook now! Club Sponsor: Melissa Oberholtzer, Room 753


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

Cheer

Our cheer team worked hard and raised money for The Rose Foundation! In all they donated $2,000! Sponsors: Yvette Winship, Kelli White, and Melisa Hahn

HOSA & FFA: On Tuesday, October 25, Klein High School FFA and HOSA teamed up and raised money for St. Jude Children Research Hospital. In all, the donation made to St. Jude was $657.45! HOSA Club Sponsor: Kristen Haggard, Room 164 & Mike Brummond, Becky Brummond, Kelsey Morris, and Ashley Myers, Room 848

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

ROTC: Klein High School AFJROTC has been extremely busy so far this year, and have many more activities to come. First, we have been very active performing community service. We supported a few school events with manpower for setup/teardown, general help, and participation. These events included Bearkat Bash, Bearkat Jamboree, Orchestra concerts, and the Tennis Team Garage Sale. Out in the community, our cadets supported the Wings Over Houston Airshow, Champions Forest Baptist Church’s “Trunk or Treat Candy Crush” event, and spent time at the Brookdale Senior Living Center. Also, our Color Guard supported three other community events by presenting the Colors.


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.


Upcoming Events:


  • 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.

Student Council: Great job, StuCo! Thank you for all of your continued efforts on our campus. Socktober efforts brought in 513 pairs of socks to Klein ISD students. Club Sponsor: Misty Kroon, Room 551

News From the Arts

“Note”able News from the Orchestra

A huge congratulations are in order for the Klein High School Chamber Orchestra on becoming the 2017 TMEA String Honor Orchestra!


Orchestra Newsletter

Choir

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

Acting Out in Theatre Arts

The musical for this year is Sweeney Todd; The show runs January 27 & 28th at 7:00 p.m.; February 2,3,4, & 6 at 7 p.m.

Band

Klein Band performed at the UIL Region 9 Marching Contest and received division one ratings from all three judges, the highest score you can earn at this competition. This score qualifies the band to compete in the UIL Area F Marching Contest with a chance to advance to the State Competition in San Antonio.

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.

Attendance Counts!

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!

KISD Campus Police

Our campus police officers are here to protect and serve our student body and faculty throughout the school year! They are happy to assist should you have any questions.

2016-2017 Klein ISD School Calendar

Click here to access the 2016-2017 KISD school calendar!