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Tiger Marketplace Moving Indoors

December 24, 2012

The Klein Collins XC and Track Programs are seeking vendors

Spring, Texas, December 24, 2012. The Tiger Marketplace held in conjunction with the 5th Annual Junior Tiger Fun Run is moving indoors into the Klein Collins small gymnasium.

According to David Windsor, Event Director, “vendors have signed up to promote programs, sell jewelry, accessories, and health care products”.

They include Paparazzi By LMC, Healthy Teacher JuicePlus+, H-E-B Spring Market and Texas Stallions Track Club.

The market will operate from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on January 26th, and will feature a silent auction sponsored by the KC XC Track Booster Club.

With just a little over 3 weeks in between the Tiger Marketplace and Valentine’s Day, this is the perfect time for vendors to promote their gift ideas for sweethearts. The community is invited to come out and support our local businesses as well as run in our fun run. There is a 2K race for K -2nd and 3rd -4th, as well as a 3K for 5th – 6th and Mom and Dad. Early registration ends on January 10th.

“We are still taking on vendors for the Marketplace and sponsors for this year’s race, and silent auction donation items”, said Windsor. “We would love to have your business or organization’s support!”   Please visit more details. You may also contact Event Director David Windsor via email at or phone at 832-797-1230.

A special thanks to our sponsors H-E-B Spring Market, Texas Stallions Track Club, Progressive Commercial Aquatics, and RoadID for their support.


My Lid ID Vendor Booth at 2011 Jr. Tiger Fun

My Lid ID Vendor Booth at 2011 Jr. Tiger Fun

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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Photo Caption: My Lid ID Vendor Booth at 2011 Jr. Tiger Fun


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


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.”


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.


Klein ISD Employee Makes Summer Learning Possible

August 23, 2011

Hassler Elementary aide organizes education program for area students


Local students participate in inaugural Summer Lunch and Learn program

Local students participate in inaugural Summer Lunch and Learn program

Spring, TX. — Peggy Winters, a former parent and now educator in Klein ISD, has witnessed first-hand the impact of a good education. Although not a classroom teacher, she enters her 11th year working in Klein and has spent five of which as an educational aide at Hassler Elementary. When school came to an end last year, she felt as if her work helping the children was unfinished.

“Throughout the year, the teachers show such dedication and passion for their students, and the kids in return show great enthusiasm and desire to learn,” said Winters. “Unfortunately, in the summer there are groups of students that lose that connection to their education.”

Winters initiated Summer Lunch and Learn; an eight-week program held on Tuesdays during the summer at Northwood Assembly Church, which offered the facility without hesitation. She and her colleagues identified students in the area who could most benefit from the program.

“I wanted the students to know that their well-being and their education are important to us all year long, not just during the school year,” said Winters.

More than 25 teachers and staff from Hassler and the KISD community jumped at the chance to help the 30 students whose parents were encouraged by the opportunity. Teachers donated materials, supplies and their time to help these students, and Ruben Gonzales, a bus driver in KISD, even offered transportation to those kids who needed rides.

Each day a local business treated students to lunch. Afterwards, they spent an hour learning math and reading lessons designed by the teachers specific to their grade levels. Winters’ favorite memory was the “Step-up to the Next Grade Level Day” where students could see what they would be learning in the upcoming year.

“It was great to see the students’ reactions when they realized they understood the material, and for some it sparked an interest in something new,” she said. “I cannot express how enthused the kids were. They were up for any challenge we gave them, and they really wanted to learn.”

Cindy Williams, a sixth grade math teacher at Doerre Intermediate, surprised the group when she offered to teach. Not only did she take the students preparing for sixth grade through a lesson, but also she brought Doerre t-shirts, new student packets, a map of the school, and a voucher for free school supplies donated by Champion Forest Baptist Church. Williams also spoke about the resources at Doerre, bullying initiatives, and what to expect in the upcoming school year.

Winters plans on continuing this program next summer and has already started brainstorming with teachers and community members on how to expand the program. Her goal is to one day see the Summer Lunch and Learn program take off throughout Klein with campuses across the district joining.

“This whole experience has really taken me by surprise. I could not believe the amazing reception and support I got for this program,” she commented. “I definitely plan on continuing this in the future!”


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!


Klein ISD 2011 Football Season Tickets Go on Sale

August 16, 2011

Spring, TX Season tickets for the 2011 Klein ISD football season go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 8. The prices of season tickets are as follows: Klein High $35 5 home games and 2 visitor games at KMS included Klein Forest $35 5 home games and 2 visitor games at KMS included Klein Oak $30 5 home games and 1 visitor game at KMS included Klein Collins $30 5 home games and 1 visitor game at KMS included Season tickets will be sold at the Klein ISD Athletic Administrative building only. The Athletic Administrative building is located at the north end of Klein Memorial Stadium directly behind the field goal at 16607 Stuebner-Airline Road. For parking, please go to the home side of the stadium. Individual ticket prices are as follows: Student pregame $3.00 Adult pregame$6.00 All tickets at gate $7.00