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Date Set for Texas Stallions Youth Outdoor Track and Field Information Briefing

November 28, 2012
Come Run, Jump and Throw with us!

Texas Stallions Track ClubSPRING – (November 27, 2012) – The Texas Stallions Track Club will host information meeting for its youth outdoor track and field season on February 7, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the B. F. Clark Community Building at Southwell Park, located at 27419 Nelson St, Spring, Texas 77373. Light refreshments and registration begin at 5:45 p.m. Prospective athletes and their parents will receive an overview of the sport, team philosophies, and the season may. There will also be an opportunity to visit with the coaches and obtain information and have your questions answered about participating in the Spring/Summer season of track and field.

The Stallions is a youth track and field program that develops youth runners, jumpers, and throwers and emphasizes the importance of fitness, a healthy lifestyle, and living a life of “Dedication, Determination and Discipline”!  The Stallions offers youth athlete ages 6 – 18 the opportunity to learn about and train in different events in track and field and provides the opportunity to compete on a local, regional and national level. 

To learn more, you are invited to attend our information meeting on February 7, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the B. F. Clark Community Building at Southwell Park, located at 27419 Nelson St, Spring, Texas 77373 and visit us online www.texasstallions.org or contact Rosario Scheerhorn at (832) 415-0568, ext 105 or via email at registrar@texasstallions.org.  

About the Texas Stallions

The Texas Stallions Track Club is a 501(c)(3) Texas non-profit Corporation that is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Gulf Association and the USA Track and Field (USATF) Gulf Association youth track programs for boys and girls from ages 6 to 18 years old.   Our track club is dedicated to the development of youth track and field athletes in the North Houston area.  Questions? Contact the Texas Stallions Youth Track Club at (832) 415-0568 or email: texas.stallions@yahoo.com on the web athttp://www.texasstallions.org.

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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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Spring ISD’s New ‘Green’ School – Marshall Elementary – is Set to Welcome Students for the First Time Aug. 24

August 3, 2011

Gloria Marshall Elementary Houston – July 26, 2011 – When children enter the new Gloria Marshall Elementary School for the first day of classes, it will be unlike any school they have ever seen. The 105,000 square-foot facility is one of the “greenest” schools in Texas, using resource conservation techniques throughout the building.

Each classroom has natural light available. Solar panels will supplement some of the energy needs, and a wind turbine in the playground will produce power as well. Under the parking lots and playground, a series of water wells will cycle water from deep underground to assist in heating and cooling the school. This geothermal system is a first for Spring ISD and is expected to save 25 percent in energy consumption over other comparably-sized schools.

“Much of the oak, elm, and pine used in the school building were reclaimed from trees that absolutely had to be removed to make room for construction of the building and parking lots. No trees were removed from the site unnecessarily,” said Jeff Windsor, Spring ISD director of construction and energy.

The school is named for Gloria Marshall who joined the district in 1974 as a teacher at Spring Elementary School. She later became principal at Jenkins Elementary School and served over two decades as principal of Spring High School. Marshall is excited about the role the building will play in educating children.

“It is just such an amazing place and when I walk in, I think, ‘What a great place for kids to learn, and for teachers to teach.’ Everywhere you look,
everything you see, is a teaching tool in this building,” she said.

The students will study the amount of energy that the wind turbine and the solar panels are able to produce. They will also have access to outdoor
classrooms, a pond area to study various ecosystems, and a large water cistern that will collect water from the roof of the school. This water will visibly
pass through one of the classrooms on its way to the cistern. The students and staff will then be able to drain various amounts of water from the cistern into the school’s pond to study different environmental conditions.

Kathy Morrison, principal at the new school, says the Spring ISD staff has been hard at work creating a curriculum that takes advantage of the new
school’s features.

“We are going to use project-based learning. The students will learn through projects that are created with the learner in mind, where they are
actually discovering why things work and how they are going to solve a problem. All other curriculum is going to be integrated into these projects,” Morrison said.

Opening this new facility, which has already gained state and national attention, and the engaged learning that will take place within it, are big
steps toward the district’s vision of becoming recognized nationally as a leader among learning organizations.

“I look forward to the day that students and teachers will be in this building.  It will come alive then. It’s a beautiful facility now. The heartbeat will begin the day that school begins in this building,” said Marshall.

Over 700 students are expected to arrive at Gloria Marshall Elementary for the building’s very first day of school on Aug. 24. A dedication ceremony is
planned for 9 a.m. Oct. 20.

For more information about the school and to see a photo album of pictures from inside and outside the campus, go online to www.springisd.org/marshall.

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide andbusiness directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local news, real estate,jobs, calendar & events, free press releases, free classified ads, free garage sale ads, monthly photo contests, affordable advertising and more. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located athttp://www.explorespring.com.

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Spring ISD Back to School News Briefs

August 2, 2011

Visitors Welcome but Check-In is Required

Houston – July 27, 2011 – Spring ISD wants parents and other visitors to feel welcome on campuses districtwide. Because safety and security are of the highest priority, all visitors are required to check in at the front desk where they are routinely asked to submit their driver’s license or photo identification for scanning. Once the license has been scanned, a name tag is printed and must be worn by visitors while they are on campus. Upon leaving the campus, visitors are asked to stop by the front desk and turn in their name tag. This process helps school administrators know who may still be on their campus in case the school has to be evacuated for any reason.

School Supply Lists

Houston – July 27, 2011 – School supply requirements vary from school to school. For a list of supplies your child will need for the 2011-12 school year, visit your school’s website at www.springisd.org. Supply lists are also available at most area retailers who sell school supplies.

Early Childhood Services Available

Houston – July 27, 2011 – Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services are available in every Texas county for children, birth to age three, with disabilities or delays in development. Families living in Spring ISD who have children in this age group with disabilities or suspected delays may call the Special Services Department at 281-891-6265 to request information on how to schedule a free ECI screening for their child.

Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten Classes Offered

Houston – July 27, 2011 – Half-day prekindergarten classes are offered at all elementary schools and the Fallbrook Community Development Center to students who are four years old on or before Sept. 1 and qualify because they are economically disadvantaged, homeless, children of military personnel or speak a language other than English. For more information, call the school where your child would attend.

Kindergarten Requirements

Houston – July 27, 2011 – All-day kindergarten classes are offered districtwide for children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year. Registration for kindergarten is voluntary, however, once a child enrolls for kindergarten, he or she becomes subject to the state’s compulsory attendance law. That law requires a student to be in attendance at least 90 percent of the days that school is in session in order to receive credit.

VIPS Offers Volunteer Opportunities

Houston – July 27, 2011 – The Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program offers numerous opportunities for volunteers who want to help out in the district’s schools. Possibilities include classroom reading, career presentations, mentoring, tutoring, hall monitoring, copying and filing, to name a few. The volunteer opportunities are available to service organizations, businesses, community members, senior citizens, parents and students. High school students will be able to use the opportunities to earn hours toward completing their Dedicated Service Graduate requirement. Individuals or organizations interested in volunteering may call the community relations department at 281-891-6013, contact their nearest Spring ISD school or register online at www.springisd.org.

School Closing Procedures

Houston – July 27, 2011 – Should weather conditions require schools to be closed or open late, the district will send an automated message by phone and email, post the notice online at www.springisd.org, facebook.com/SpringISD and twitter.com/SpringISD and on the Spring ISD Newsline at 281-891-6002. In addition, the message will be broadcast over major radio and TV stations. Please access these communications tools rather than calling the school district office or school for information. Weather-related decisions are usually made shortly before 6 a.m. since conditions that make roads hazardous may moderate overnight. If weather conditions worsen after buses have begun their scheduled runs, schools will operate on a regular schedule unless utility or weather conditions make the building unsafe.

Football Season Tickets On Sale

Houston – July 27, 2011 – Reserved season tickets for home football games at Spring, Westfield and Dekaney high schools may be purchased from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Aug. 1-19 at the Spring ISD Athletic Office, Gordon M. Anderson Leadership Center, 16717 Ella Blvd. For more information, call 281-891-6150.

Senior Gold Cards Available

Houston – July 27, 2011 – Spring ISD is offering free Senior Gold Cards to Spring ISD residents who are 62 years of age or older. The card entitles recipients to two free general admission tickets to specific Spring ISD athletic or fine arts events that are open to the public, excluding varsity football games and fundraising performances. To apply for the Spring ISD Senior Gold Card, complete the application form online at www.springisd.org or call 281-891-6013.

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide andbusiness directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local newsreal estate,jobscalendar & eventsfree press releasesfree classified adsfree garage sale adsmonthly photo contestsaffordable advertising and more. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located at http://www.explorespring.com.

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Interesting Comment from ExploreSpring.com Reader, What do you think?

May 12, 2010

There has been a lot of discussion about the Mexican flag incident at Klein Collins HS recently. An ExploreSpring.com reader sent me this email and I am curious as to what the readers of ExploreSpring.com think. The email reads as follows:

“I saw an article in the National News, that a school in your town had suspended a student for removing a Mexico Flag from being flown inside the school in a high place of honor.
My son lived in Spring for several years, and I have friends and relatives there, still – and I was shocked.

After all, if a school were to hang an American Flag that was, PHOTO WAS INCLUDED, I hate to tell you this, but the persons who did it would have been summarily executed as the Mexico Constitution demands. Except the police wouldn’t try too hard to rescue those folks from the mob that would “take care of it first” with govt blessings.

We understand many places in the USA have “SANCTUARY” attitudes towards Illegal Aliens – but it is hard to believe that they would go so far as to deliberately show the world they would rather belong to Mexico than to the USA.

Mexico would take a student who defended the Mexico flag from a foreign flag being flown disrespectfully in the place of the Mexican flag, and make a national hero of the student, but your local school administration has not seen fit to honor their own American citizenship.

I am wondering how the TOWN intends to respond to this.

Clearly, I do not want the school administration summarily executed as Mexico would do if that were a Mexico school, but just as clearly, I think it would be excruciatingly dangerous to have such unbalanced attitudes in the oversight of my own child’s or grandchildren’s education, and their physical safety for half the day, most of any given year.

In case anyone is interested, hanging the MEXICO flag is NOT just “honoring the illegal aliens over USA CITIZEN Hispanics or other Citizen students”, but actually goes much further, declaring Citizens of the USA to be of no consequence, not merely LESSER consequence, but most nations of the wold still legally and Constitutionally, have the same attitudes as Mexico that this would be Treason.

I would feel that would put my children and grandchildren into the center, as underage minors, in such a politically volatile hotspot that their very lives would be constantly in danger, and they would have no defense whatsoever from those who are supposed to be responsible for their care.

I am very concerned as a fellow Texan.

I want you to know that I have ALWAYS considered Spring to be one of the nicest communities in Texas, and always had before this considered family and friends in Spring to be fortunate in their beautiful surroundings.

I am in deep prayer for the safety for Spring, and hope that in these difficult times, that Spring enjoys an abiding security and steady course for a healthy and contented community.”

Klein ISD has issued a statement at the following link http://www.kleinisd.net/docs/53-KISD%20Statement%205-10-10.pdf.

What do you think?

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Mueller Elementary Attendance Zone Modification Proposal

December 11, 2008

The Zoning Committee had two meetings to review and make recommendations regarding the new attendance zone for Mueller Elementary scheduled to open in the fall of 2009. The committee of consisted of over 50 members including parents, teachers, campus/central administrators and staff. The group considered eight options and studied each carefully looking at proposed student population for five years. The committee reached consensus at the second of three proposed meetings. Please click on the link below to view the preferred plan.

 

Mueller Elementary Preferred Attendance Zone Option

 
 Proposed Subdivisions Zoned to Mueller          Current School

 Pinewood Place

Schultz

 Spring Terrace

Schultz

 Bella Sera

Schultz

 Lakes at Avalon

Schultz

 Willow Trace

Schultz

 Rural Area 7B

Northampton

 Oakwood Village

Northampton

 Northcrest Village

Roth

Gosling Pines

Benignus

Rhodes Landing

Benignus

Rural Area 15B

Benignus

 
 

The district administration would like to receive your input regarding the proposed attendance zone for Mueller Elementary. You may email us by clicking on the link below. All email comments will be reviewed and considered. Additionally, we will host a community attendance zone forum on January 7, 2009 at Klein Oak High School in the auditorium from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

 

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