Archive for August, 2011


Houston Texans Recognize Schindewolf Teacher

August 30, 2011

Special education student and family praise Klein ISD educator


Spring, Texas  “…My mom tells me that I have the best teacher in the whole wide world. Even with all my disabilities, Ms. Heather makes me feel like I am perfect. She treats me with respect, shows me love, and most of all accepts me for the little boy that I am.”

This letter written on behalf of special needs student Jonathan Charo made the Houston Texans and First Community Credit Union (FCCU) take notice. Being non-verbal is one of Jonathan’s many limitations, prompting
his mother to submit nomination for him. The letter resulted in Schindewolf Intermediate special education teacher Heather Williams being selected as a “Star in the Classroom”. Only in her third year teaching in Klein ISD, Williams was surprised when she heard the news.

“I was in shock. It was a true honor, and to know that a parent nominated me on behalf of their child was very heartwarming,” she recalled. “This was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience. I had been to a
game when I was younger, but this time knowing I was there for a reason, a good reason, made it all that much more special.”

The Texans recognized Williams during a game at Reliant Stadium on August 20. She received four sideline tickets, a Texans jersey, and an invitation to the Texans and FCCU banquet at the end of the season. Additionally, a Texans player will visit Williams and her classroom this fall.

“She is awesome! For her to care the way she does for these kids, you can tell it’s not just a job for her but rather it’s her passion,” expressed Mrs. Charo, who jumped at the opportunity to nominate Williams for
the award. “I can’t say enough about Ms. Williams and her outstanding staff. As a mom of a kid with special needs, it is such a relief to know I can trust her and the school to take care of my son.”

Schindewolf Principal Debbie Hamilton could not agree more.

“We are thrilled that Ms. Williams has been recognized formthe outstanding work she is doing in the classroom,” said Hamilton. “We are as equally pleased to see that our community and parents are taking notice of the good things happening on our campuses every single day.”

For Williams, working in Klein ISD is a family affair. Not only did she attend school here, but also both parents work in the district. She attributes her passion to teach to both her family and coworkers.

“I get to come to work every day with such a great support system,” said Williams. “Being here, teaching these kids, and seeing the smile on their faces is a dream come true.”


ICI Construction Coordinates $4,000 School Supply Donation

August 30, 2011

Houston – Aug. 29, 2011 – ICI Construction has had a long tradition of teaming up with business partners to help school districts where they have completed construction projects together. This help came to Spring ISD this year in the form of a $4,000 donation of school supplies for children who could not afford to purchase supplies for themselves. The 237 school supply packs will be divided between 15 Spring ISD elementary schools.

“ICI’s motivation is to give back to the communities who trust us to build their schools.  We are excited at the opportunity to help area students acquire the tools to succeed in getting a great education,” said Bart Cobb, ICI Construction vice president and project manager.

ICI Construction and its business partners who shared in this donation, Big 4 Steel Services LP and Premium Roofing Systems LLC, recently completed work on  the Spring ISD Child Nutrition and Training Center.


Lone Star College System Trustees to hold regular meeting on Sept. 1

August 30, 2011

HOUSTON (Aug. 29, 2011) – The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees will hold its workshop and regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at 5 p.m. in the board room of the Lone Star College Training and Development Center, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX  77381.

The link for the board agenda is available on line at Monday prior to the meeting. For more information, contact Jed Young, Executive Director of Communications, at 832.813.6521.


This notice is given pursuant
to Section 551.001 et seq. of the Texas Government Code.


Klein ISD News Briefs – August 23, 2011

August 24, 2011

2011 Klein Oak Graduates Excel on International Baccalaureate Exams


Klein Oak High School had 37 students pass the International Baccalaureate (IB) from the Class of 2011. The 95 percent passing exceeded the 2009-10 mark of 93, and Klein Oak ranked fourth statewide out of 40 IB schools. According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), a total of 2,805 Texas public school students in Grades 11 and 12 took more than 8,000 IB exams in 2009-10. Nearly 88 percent of Texas public school students scored high enough to earn college credit.

KlSD’s Susan Borg Published in Journal for Higher Education


Susan Borg, Ed.D., associate superintendent for instruction and student services in Klein ISD, will be featured in the Fall 2011 edition of Enrollment Management Journal. With contributions from three co-authors at Sam Houston State, Dr. Borg’s dissertation titled “Hispanic Student Access to Advanced Placement Courses” will be published in this higher education periodical.


Photo Copy: Susan Borg, Ed.D. to be featured in Enrollment Management Journal.



CTE Director Dubbed Outstanding Administrator for Texas


Janelle Watson, former Career and Technical Education (CTE) director in Klein, was honored as the Outstanding Administrator for Texas at the annual CTE Conference in July. Watson worked in Klein ISD for 40 years before retiring this summer. She will advance to the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Region IV Conference held in April 2012 in New Mexico. Watson will represent KISD and Texas against representatives from Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The regional winner will advance to the National ACTE Conference held in November 2012 in Atlanta.


Photo Copy: Janelle Watson (right) honored by Mary Maddox (left), president of CTAT, as the 2010-2011 Texas Outstanding Administrator.


You’re Invited – Spring Volunteer Fire Department Presentation

August 24, 2011

Firehouse Subs is donating a thermal imaging unit worth $10,800 to the Spring Volunteer Fire Department this Thur, 8/25/11 at 10:30 am at Firehouse Subs, 257 Cypresswood Drive in Spring, TX. First responders (fire department officials), local government and business representatives and community leaders will be there for the event. We invite you to join us to see how the equipment works and for nice visuals of kids, fire trucks and some exciting news that will save lives.


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