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Annual Junior Tiger Fun Run Continues to Thrive

February 6, 2013

Benignus and Doerre Take School Competition

Spring, Texas, February 6, 2013.  The weather tuned out beautifully for the 5th Annual Jr. Tiger Fun Run and Tiger Marketplace. The 5th anniversary of this unique, collaborative fundraising event was marked by the addition of the Tiger Marketplace, 7th & 8th grade and parent’s race, and inter-school competition!

The event was a huge success, with over 127 people running in the event, 19 vendors manned booths on the small gym raising over $3,000 to help over 200 athletes participating in Klein Collins Cross Country and Track and Field Programs.

The Klein Collins Cross Country and Track and Field Programs would like to thank its sponsors Progressive Commercial Aquatics, Mindy Harmon Photography, Screaming Tees, CiCi’s Pizza Spring, Texas Stallions Track Club, H-E-B Spring Market, J. Reed Salon and Day Spa, Road ID, Neal’s Restaurant and Luke’s Locker.  Vendors included Breast Cancer Awareness “Jewelry & Handpainted Glasses, CFTate Mary Kay, Custom Designs from the Heart, Flourish, Houston Northwest Medical Center, Jagged Heart Creations,JuicePlus+, Jungle Tracks, Mandougle’s, Ooh LaLa, Organo Gold,

Paparazzi By LMC, Scentsy, The Burlap Sak, The Drunken Bead, The Pampered Chef, and Thirty-One Gifts.    

The Results for the event are as follows:

Elementary Most Participants School Results

1st

Benignus

2nd

Haude

3rd

Kreinhop

Intermediate School Most Participants School Results

1st

Doerre

2nd

Schindewolfe

2nd

Krimmel

2nd

Strack

 

 

Girls Pk – 2nd 2K

Place

Last Name

First Name

School Name

Grade

Time

1

Siekas

Elena

Kuehnle

2nd

9:58.54

2

Gutierrez

Ariel

Haude

2nd

10:09.21

3

Bothwell

Cibeles

Haude

2nd

10:21.75

4

Olson

Cora

Roth

2nd

12:18.27

5

Cooley

Sarah

Beningus

2nd

12:23.33

 

Boys PK – 2nd 2K

Place

Last Name

First Name

School Name

Grade

Time

1

Sanchez

Roberto

Timbers

2nd

9:22.22

2

Bowcutt

Eric

Roth

2nd

9:32.88

3

Aroca-Disdier

Kai

Haude

2nd

9:46.89

4

Prewitt

Garrett

Benfer

1st

9:53.57

5

Hibler

Matthew

Benignus

1st

10:31.61

 

Girls 3rd – 4th 2K

Place

Last Name

First Name

School Name

Grade

Time

1

Farris

Helene

Concordia Lutheran School

3rd

8:56.82

2

Olson

Isabelle

Roth

4th

9:41.89

3

Edwards

Addison

Benignus

3rd

9:44.20

4

Cordova

Camryn

Haude

4th

9:55.49

5

Hamlett

Taylor

Roth

3rd

10:12.79

 

Boys 3rd – 4th 2K

Place

Last Name

First Name

School Name

Grade

Time

1

Muertter

Andrew

Benignus

3rd

8:07.51

2

Perry

Dylan

Kreinhop

4th

8:43.76

3

Moga

Casey

Benignus

3rd

8:53.24

4

Landrod-Hemenway

Brady

Anderson

4th

8:55.48

5

Zimmerman

Jacob

Lakewood

3rd

8:58.01

 

Girls 5th – 6th 3K

Place

Last Name

First Name

School Name

Grade

Time

1

Carnes

Lavoxkeia

Schindewolfe

6th

15:14.75

2

Cox

Caitlyn

Ehrhardt

5th

16:04.78

3

Scott

Carley

Lemm

5th

16:34.08

4

De Leon

Teslyn

Kreinhop

5th

16:55.11

5

Green

Kassidy

Zwink

5th

17:10.70

 

Boys 5th – 6th 3K

Place

Last Name

First Name

School Name

Grade

Time

1

Kirk

Kael

Doerre

6th

12:11.78

2

Goldsmith

Austin

Schultz

5th

12:45.71

3

Garner

Coy

Benignus

5th

12:51.31

4

Deluga

Eric

Benignus

5th

13:09.04

5

Hobgood

Karen

Doerre

6th

13:38.59

 

Boys 7th – 8th 3K

Place

Last Name

First Name

School Name

Grade

Time

1

Prokop

Joey

Strack

8th

12:47.02

2

Henderson

James

Doerre

8th

14:22.36

3

Harte

Jordan

 

8th

15:29.46

4

Wooldridge

Justin

 

8th

15:34.92

NR

Uzcategui

Michael

Krimmel

8th

NR

 

Women’s Parent 3K

Place

Last Name

First Name

Time

1

Looney

Kate

12:26.63

2

Moga

Shelly

15:16.25

3

Lee

 

15:28.69

4

Land

Mandy

16:50.88

5

Sells

Kelly

17:01.15

 

 

Men’s Parent 3K

Place

Last Name

First Name

Time

1

Harvey

Jesse

12:19.07

2

Leggiero

Ryan

12:45.42

3

Blank

Stuart

15:12.52

4

Smith

Mark

17:47.13

5

Wilson

Derrick

19:17.03

 

 

About The Klein Collins Cross Country – Track & Field Booster Club
The Klein Collins Cross Country – Track & Field Booster Club is a non-profit organization of interested parents who voluntarily assist in the furtherance of interscholastic athletics as an integral part of the educational process at Klein Collins High School. The Club is composed of moms and dads who support the boys’ and girls’ cross country and track and field programs at KCHS. They are involved as enthusiastic fans and as financial helpers as well. They hold fund raising activities that help assure our students of a first class athletic program, including many items that might not otherwise be affordable to the school.Image

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Tiger Marketplace Planned at 5th Annual Junior Tiger Fun Run – Vendors Wanted

November 28, 2012

HEB Spring BuddySpring, Texas, November 27, 2012. With just a little over 3 weeks in between the Junior Tiger Fun Run and Valentine’s Day, The KCXC and Track Booster Club is expanding their silent auction to include a Marketplace during the fun run.

The Tiger Marketplace will provide an opportunity for local craftspeople and vendors to sell their wares, and for the community to purchase unique, commercial and hand-made items and gift baskets.

The parents and athletes of the Klein Collins High School Cross Country and Track Programs, are looking for any vendor, artist or nonprofit agency who would like to showcase their business by purchasing a booth at 2013 Junior Tiger Fun Run and Tiger Marketplace!

The Tiger Marketplace will be held Saturday, January 26, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on. Vendors and auction donation items are welcome.

Anyone interested in being an official Jr Tiger Fun Run and Tiger Marketplace vendor, sponsor, or donor, can find contact information and applications online at http://www.kcxctrack.com/jr_tiger_fun_run.html, email webm@kcxctrack.com or call contact David Windsor, Event Director, Jr. Tiger Fun Run at 832-797-1230.

About The Klein Collins Cross Country – Track & Field Booster Club 

The Klein Collins Cross Country – Track & Field Booster Club is a non-profit organization of interested parents who voluntarily assist in the furtherance of interscholastic athletics as an integral part of the educational process at Klein Collins High School. The Club is composed of moms and dads who support the boys’ and girls’ cross country and track and field programs at KCHS. They are involved as enthusiastic fans and as financial helpers as well. 

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5th Annual Junior Tiger Fun Run Set with New Race for Moms & Dads

November 4, 2012
Helene Farris of San Antonio as she wins the K-2 1K at the 2012 Jr. Tiger Fun Run

Helene Farris of San Antonio as she wins the K-2 1K at the 2012 Jr. Tiger Fun Run

Spring, Texas, November 4, 2012. The Klein Collins Cross Country and Track and Field Programs are pleased to announce that the 5th annual Junior Tiger Fun Run will take place on January 26, 2013. The successful event that benefits KCHS’ track and field and cross country programs is bringing a new twist to the fun run this year—a 3K for Moms and Dads!

“Each year the Fun Run has been growing in participation,” said Booster Club President, Greg Miller, “even drawing runners from across the state”.

“As with previous years, the fun run will feature three mixed races for girls and boys in K – 2nd, 3rd – 4th, and 5th – 6th Grades. However, this year we are giving mom and dad a chance to get in on the action, said Fun Run Director, David Windsor”. A fourth race will be added, the parents 3K. Medals will be awarded to the top five males and top five females in each race”.

The event will take place on January 26, 2013 at Klein Collins High School Track. Registration is now open online at http://www.kcxctrack.com. Cost is $15 children and $20 adults, and $20/$25 for late and race day. The first 150 runners registering for the event will receive a free T-shirt and goodie bag. All proceeds from the Fun Run benefit the Klein Collins boys and girls Cross Country and Track Programs.

For information on sponsorship opportunities please visit http://www.kcxctrack.com or contact David Windsor at windsordavid@sbcglobal.net or 832-797-1230.

About The Klein Collins Cross Country – Track & Field Booster Club
The Klein Collins Cross Country – Track & Field Booster Club is a non-profit organization of interested parents who voluntarily assist in the furtherance of interscholastic athletics as an integral part of the educational process at Klein Collins High School. The Club is composed of moms and dads who support the boys’ and girls’ cross country and track and field programs at KCHS. They are involved as enthusiastic fans and as financial helpers as well. They hold fund raising activities that help assure our students of a first class athletic program, including many items that might not otherwise be affordable to the school.

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Date Set for 4th Annual Junior Tiger Fun Run

November 14, 2011

Spring, Texas. Race weekend for the Klein Collins Cross Country and Track and Field Programs 4th anniversary of the Jr. Tiger Fun Run has been set for the fourth week of January, with three 2K age division races scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2012.

 

“We’re in the planning phase for next year and in process of reviewing our efforts with the 2011 race,” said race director David Windsor. “Specifically, we are evaluating ways to increase participation and garner additional support from the community. It’s our goal to make each year the best one yet.”

 

Each year the Fun Run has been growing in participation. “The 2011 fun run drew record participation with more than 100 youth runners”, said Booster Club President, Greg Miller. “As with previous years, the fun run will feature three mixed races for girls and boys in K – 2nd, 3rd – 4th, and 5th – 6th Grades. Medals will be awarded to the top five boys and top five girls in each race”.

 

The Fun Run started out not only as a fundraiser for the school’s running programs but as “a way to encourage kids to be fit and healthy”, said Head Girls Track Coach, Vicki Bevan. “The goal is to make running fun”.

 

Prior to the start of each race there will be stretching and warm ups presented by Klein Collins Cross Country & Track teams. The KC Tigers will also accompany youth on their run, and lead them in cool down activities afterwards. Parents and community are invited to stay and “Meet the Tigers”, enjoy light refreshments and a silent auction. The first 150 youth registering for the event will receive a free T-shirt and goodie bag. There is a $15 entry fee. Medals will be awarded to the Top 5 girls and boys in each race. Register for the “Junior Tiger Fun Run” by January 25, 2011 at http://www.kcxctrack.com/. Klein Collins HS is located at 20811 Ella Boulevard, Spring, Texas 77388.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information please visit the KC Tigers online at http://www.kcxctrack.com/or contact David Windsor at windsordavid@sbcglobal.net or 832-797-1230.

About The Klein Collins Cross Country – Track & Field Booster Club

The Klein Collins Cross Country – Track & Field Booster Club is a non-profit organization of interested parents who voluntarily assist in the furtherance of interscholastic athletics as an integral part of the educational process at Klein Collins High School. The Club is composed of moms and dads who support the boys’ and girls’ cross country and track and field programs at KCHS. They are involved as enthusiastic fans and as financial helpers as well. They hold fund raising activities that help assure our students of a first class athletic

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Klein ISD Trio Set To Take the Stage in NYC

September 5, 2011

KISD high school students selected to perform in Kissless the Musical 

Kissless Trio

Matt Buzonas (right), Sierra Gant (middle) and Ryne Nardecchia (left) will represent Klein ISD and Houston in NYC Off-Broadway premier of Kissless the Musical.

Spring, Texas — Despite different backgrounds and different schools, three Klein ISD high school students realized they had more in common than just a love for the fine arts. All three were not only cast in the upcoming production of Kissless the Musical, but they also overcame obstacles as children ranging from extreme shyness to one even with Tourette syndrome.

Matt Buzonas (Klein Collins), Sierra Gant (Klein High) and Ryne Nardecchia (Klein Oak) will perform in the Off-Broadway production of Kissless the Musical at the 2011 New York Music Theatre Festival. Organized by the Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) Actors Academy, the students will perform six times Sept. 28-Oct.8 in New York City. The three will also have the opportunity to attend master classes taught by Broadway professionals and visit local colleges.

“It’s amazing because not many adults in this profession get this opportunity and for us to be considered is a dream come true,” expressed Nardecchia, who has been acting and singing since the sixth grade. “It gives us a glimpse of what we could be doing for the rest of our lives.”

Kissless the Musical tells the story of two very different people forced to live together for the summer and the unlikely relationship that develops to the dismay of their friends and family. This musical takes an original look at what it is like to be a teen in the 21st century.

The trio was cast last spring over several other talented students for three of the 20 coveted roles in the show. Additionally, former KISD students Michael Chiavone, Tyce Green and Theresa Zimmerman were also cast for the show. The students maintained a rigorous summer schedule, spending six days a week at rehearsal.

Three Houston previews are scheduled before the premieres in New York City. Performances are Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Berry Center in Cypress with an opportunity to meet the cast and production team at a reception following the show for an additional donation. All proceeds will benefit the cast and production. Tickets can be purchased at www.kissless.net.

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Klein ISD News Briefs – Luau at Klein Forest, Touchdown Club Watch List, & Eiland Pride Ride

August 18, 2011

Klein ISD News Briefs

August 17, 2011

 School Nurses Luau at Klein Forest for
Annual Belle Blackwell Conference

 

More than 400 school nurses within Region 4 attended the 33rd Annual Belle Blackwell Conference hosted by the KISD nursing staff at Klein
Forest High School. This year’s professional development conference had a Hawaiian feel with the theme being “Don’t worry, be healthy.”

Special thanks to Dr. Jim Cain, KISD Health Services staff and retirees, the Klein Forest administration, food services and staff, KISD warehouse staff, and all National Honor Society (NHS) and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) student volunteers from both Klein Forest and Klein Oak. This conference would not have been such a success without their efforts.

Klein ISD Has Four Named to the Touchdown
Club Preseason Watch List

 

The Touchdown Club of Houston named a student-athlete from all four Klein ISD high schools to its 2011 Preseason All-Greater Houston High
School Football Team. Quarterback Nicky Baratti (Klein Oak), quarterback Matt Davis (Klein Forest), defensive back Ryan Santos (Klein Collins) and linebacker Ben Weaver (Klein High) were tabbed on this year’s watch list. The winner will be announced at the end of the 2011 season, with one offensive and one defensive player chosen among the field of 30. Last year David Santos from Klein Collins won the Defensive Player of the Year accolade.

Eiland Pride Ride Scheduled for August 20

 

Eiland Elementary hosts its second annual Eiland Pride Ride at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, August 20. The Klein Reading Express Bus, a Klein ISD police car, the Northwest Volunteer Fire Department, and the Eiland Cub Scout pack will join staff for this exciting kick off to the new school year.

The Pride Ride will caravan through the Eiland neighborhoods playing the school song to build enthusiasm and excitement about the start of
the new year, while creating a fun community event. Families are encouraged to join the ride, or meet back on campus for the uniform exchange, hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn, and fun!

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Orchestrating Opportunities for Younger Generations

August 17, 2011

Klein Oak student hosts musical instrument drive to benefit KISD elementaries

Klein ISD student Michael Casagrande

Klein ISD student Michael Casagrande

Spring, TX. — Klein ISD student Michael Casagrande has not stopped playing the double bass since he was in the fifth grade strings program at Hassler Elementary. As he works toward becoming an Eagle Scout, the Klein Oak High School sophomore has found a way to share his passion for music and give back to the community by hosting a musical instrument drive with proceeds benefiting KISD elementary students.

The instrument drive will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in the Klein Oak orchestra room. All instruments will be accepted, as well as monetary contributions that will either be used for repairs or to potentially purchase new instruments. Donations are tax-deductible, and all donors will receive a receipt for their contribution.

“Orchestra is a huge part of my life,” expressed Casagrande, who has aspirations of one day becoming an orchestra director in Klein. “It has been such a great experience for me that I would like to help introduce this to other fifth grade students in our district.

“Unfortunately, there are many children who would love the opportunity to learn to play an instrument, but with tough economic times, their families may not be able to afford to pay for the rental of an instrument,” he noted.

Casagrande is responsible for organizing and facilitating this project, and he is also working very closely with Monte Mast, director of
fine arts at Klein ISD. Casagrande’s career goals came as no surprise to Mast, who noted that currently 11 percent of fine arts teachers in the district are KISD graduates.

Upon the completion of the event, Mast and his staff will work together to identify students across the district that will most benefit from the donated items. Mast said these instruments will open the door for those students who are interested in fine arts who might not otherwise have had the
opportunity.

“It is really exciting because this is going to be one of those things that keeps on giving, and students for years to come will benefit from this project,” said Mast. “This is a neat project by a kid who found a real enjoyment through music, and we are grateful he has found a way to give back to the larger KISD music community.”

For more information or media inquiries contact Felicia Michael, fmichael1@kleinisd.net or (832) 249-4752.

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Dekaney Named Model School by International Center for Leadership in Education

July 19, 2011

HOUSTON – Dekaney High School in Spring ISD has been selected as one of 15 model high schools for 2011 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. The selected schools shared their best practices at the 19th Annual Model Schools Conference June 26 – 29 in Nashville.

“Dekaney High School is proud to have been selected as a 2011 International Center for Leadership in Education Model School. The ICLE designation as a model school is just another step in realizing our district and campus vision. Our school motto is ‘Leading the Way to Excellence,’ and we strive to do that every day,” said Delic Loyde, Dekaney principal.

The Model Schools Conference is the nation’s premier event for K-12 education reform. Each year, the conference attracts thousands of educators, who come to learn about exemplary elementary, middle, high school and career and technical education programs.

Model schools are selected annually based on high student achievement in all subgroups, providing every student with a rigorous and relevant curriculum, personalized instruction, increased student learning time, parent and community involvement, use of data to make instructional decisions, and other best practices. Case studies on Dekaney High School and the other model schools serve as a resource for educators and policymakers.

The process of identifying and analyzing schools is part of a joint initiative of the Successful Practices Network and the International Center and is based on the Learning Criteria to Support 21st Century Learners.

The International Center for Leadership in Education, established in 1991 and located in Rexford, N.Y., is one of the most influential education consulting companies in America. It is best known for identifying and disseminating successful practices to assist all students in achieving higher standards. Willard R. Daggett, Chief Executive Officer of the International Center and his team of consultants have assisted numerous state education agencies and hundreds of schools and districts in their improvement initiatives. For more information, visit www.LeaderEd.com.

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College’s History Fair Winner Places First in National Contest

July 15, 2011

Spring, TX. After competing in the Lone Star College-Montgomery Regional History Fair this spring, Annie Salinas, a 17-year-old, home-schooled student from Spring, placed first in her division in the 2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest held last month in the Washington, D.C., area.

Her entry, “Solidarity: From a Polish Shipyard to the Kremlin, the Diplomacy that Shaped Western Europe,” was awarded first place in the individual exhibit senior division. Salinas also received the Legacy Prize sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution & the Creativity Foundation.

“Winning top awards at the National History Day competition is an amazing achievement,” said Dr. Betsy Powers, professor of history and director of LSC-Montgomery’s regional history fair. “Qualifying to participate is quite a rigorous process, but the students’ enthusiasm is matched only by the strength of each entry. That is why year after year Texas makes such a strong showing in the national competition.”

For the past four years, Salinas has begun the “rigorous process” at LSC-Montgomery, competing in the regional fair and qualifying to advance to the
state contest in Austin. At the state competition, Salinas has placed eitherfirst or second for the past three years, securing her a spot in the national
contest.

“National History Day gives me the chance to create and present extensive research projects that go beyond the traditional textbook perception of
history,” said Salinas, who hopes to pursue university studies in history and humanities. “Exploring one small piece of history with such depth allows me to see the connections that tie our world together.”

The 2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest took place at the University of Maryland in June.  Students from all 50 states, plus
Shanghai, Puerto Rico, and Guam, competed for awards with their outstanding exhibits, performances, documentaries, interpretive websites, and historical essays based on the theme “Debate and Diplomacy in History.”

“National History Day has been a great experience for us,” said Lisa Salinas, Annie’s mother and teacher. “It allows students to delve into particular
periods of history on their own, get excited about a topic, and share their expertise with other students, teachers, and professionals who work in fields
related to history. It’s a wonderful program.”

LSC-Montgomery sponsors the regional National History Day contest for high school juniors and seniors in The Woodlands/Conroe/Spring/Tomball/Magnolia areas. The 2012 regional contest is scheduled for February 11, 2012, with registration deadlines held in January.

For more information about the regional history fair competition, contact Dr. Powers at (936) 273-7036 or visit her blog at http://lonestar.edu/blogs/bpowers/.

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Weighted Grade Point Averaging could be Removed for incoming 2009 Freshman in AP and Pre-AP Courses

October 7, 2008

A recent article released in Education Week, states that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which oversees public colleges and universities, is expected to vote on a proposed rule at its Oct. 23 meeting that would require schools to compute GPAs by including only courses in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign languages. The grade point averages would have to be calculated on a four-point scale, with an extra point given only for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and dual-enrollment courses, which can permit college credit. To read the article in its entirety please click here.

The THECB feedback form is located at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/ContactUs/default.cfm

Or you may contact the following officials:

Members of the Higher Education Coordinating Board: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/Board/
Natalie Coffey, Senior Program Director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: natalie.coffey@thecb.state.tx.us
Rep. Dan Branch: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist108/branch.htm
Sen. John Carona: http://www.carona.senate.state.tx.us/
Senate Education Committee Chair Sen. Florence Shapiro: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members/dist8/dist8.htm
House Education Committee Chair Rep. Rob Eissler: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/dist15/eissler.htm

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