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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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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

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Klein ISD Board Approves 2012 High School Attendance Zones

July 15, 2011

New Zones Will Relieve Klein Oak High School

Spring, TX At the July Klein ISD Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved the preferred draft plan for the rezoning of Klein Oak
High School in 2012. Klein ISD is realigning the Klein Oak High School attendance zones for the 2012-13 school year because the campus is overcapacity and projected to continue to grow. The high school zones will remain the same for the upcoming school year. The new attendance zones are approved for the 2012–13 school year. You can see the approved zones by visiting the district website, http://www.kleinisd.net/, and clicking on “Zoning Information.”

The approved zoning plan allows for Klein Oak, Klein High, and Klein Collins each to grow to just under 120% capacity in 2019 when the new high school is projected to open. Klein Collins can only support 11 temporary buildings and this will require no more than 9 temporaries at the highest enrollment. The transportation costs to the district are estimated to be lower than the other options by more than $7,000. The areas of Gleannloch Farms and the Hufsmith-Kohrville/249 corridor will likely be rezoned to the new high school when it opens based on projections and preliminary discussions with Population and Survey Analysts demographers. The Hufsmith/Kohrville/249 corridor most likely will be rezoned twice in a seven year period which is not uncommon in a high growth district and no students would be affected by both moves.

The Board also approved a zoning policy effective for the 2012-13 school year which will allow simultaneous siblings to remain at Klein Oak; next year’s freshman to stay at Klein Oak if they earned a varsity letter, have been officially selected for a varsity program, lettered in music or other UIL non-athletic event, or were a member in good standing of the drill team; and next year’s sophomores and juniors at Klein Oak to stay there. Students must provide their own transportation or the students may ride a district bus from a pre-determined, designated stop in a nearby neighborhood.  UIL eligibility  requirements also apply.

A zoning committee of parents, teacher, administrators and staff met multiple times to help the district discuss and form the best option for the rezoning. In addition to enrollment numbers, the committee considered implications to academics, UIL regulations, extra-curricular activities and
transportation. After submitting a preferred draft plan to the Board in May, district administrators got feedback from the public via e-mail and a community forum.

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Local Track Club is off to a Great Start!

May 3, 2009

The Spring-Klein based Texas Stallions have good start to summer track season.

 

Spring, TX, May 3, 2009. – Nineteen local athletes were involved in their first meets of the Season—Houston Heat meet held on April 25 and Houston Pacesetter meet held on May 2. Though the Stallions season got off to a late start, their season start shows lots of promise for the coming months.

The Stallions first meet of the season was a USA Track & Field, Inc. (USATF) sanctioned event held by the Houston Heat at Dekaney High School with a variety of track and field events for youth 5 – 19 years old. Ten boys and six girls took part in events that were held by age groups: Primary (5-8), Bantam (9-10), 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18. Awards were given for the top-six finishers in each age group, except the primary division received awards for the top-six finishers in each heat. In all the stallions took home four top-six finishes.

The top-six finishers were: Ahmad Cummings, a primary boy, who took 6th place in the 400m with a time of 1:59 in his heats. Lavoxkeia Carnes a primary girl who to 2nd in her heat in the 100m with a time of 16.81 and was the 5th place overall winner in the 100m and 4th in the 400m with a time of 1:21.76. Jarius Chevalier an intermediate boy took 4th place in the 1500m with a time of 6:26.

In their second meet the Texas Stallions participated in an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) sanctioned event held by the Houston Pace Setters at Aldine High School, Bill Smith Stadium. Awards were given for the top-six finishers in each age group. In all the stallions took home seven top-six finishes.

The top-six finishers were: Lavoxkeia Carnes a primary girl who took 3rd place in the 100m with a time of 16.72 seconds and 2nd place in the 400m with a time of 1:16. Christopher Ward a bantam boy was 5th in the 1500m with a time of 6:16.96. LaMika LaFrance took 4th place in the midget girls 100m with a time of 14.8 and 2nd place in the 200m with at time of 29.53. Youth boys Alexander Brooks took 2nd place in the 1500m with at time of 5:18.70 and Anthony Grant took 4th place in the shot put with a throw of 10’ 4”.

The Stallions can be seen next Saturday, May 9, 2009 at the USATF Sanctioned event held by the Northwest Flyers. The meet will be held at Klein Memorial Stadium, 16503 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring, TX 77379 at 8:30 am. The Texas Stallions Stable consists of Adam White, Ahmad Cummings, Alexander Brooks, Anthony Grant, Audreanecia Hagan, Brittany Collins, Christopher Collins, Christopher Ward, Hunter Cork, Jarius Chevalier, Jonathan Carnes, Kaleb Bryant, Kaylan Harris, LaKayla LaFrance, LaMika LaFrance, Lavoxkeia Carnes, and Zhanna Brooks.

A youth Track and Field Club, the Texas Stallions are based in Spring Texas. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at Klein Oak High School and Klein Collins High School respectively. Athlete registration and sponsor opportunities still exist, if you are interested in being a part of the Texas Stallions team please contact our registrar Erica Skinner at (832)-866-2026 or email txstallions@att.net.
About the Texas Stallions Youth Track Club
The Texas Stallions Youth Track Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization 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. Our objectives are: to challenge our youth through track and field, and to strive for excellence in every life endeavor; to teach fundamental track and field principles that will equip youth athletes with the skills to compete on a national level; To develop the minds and bodies for future leadership athletic training and discipline; and to develop a spirit of competitiveness that will foster a desire to always strive for excellence. Our website is located at http://www.eteamz.com/txstallionstrack/

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business 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 at http://www.explorespring.com. 

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Klein Oak / Klein Collins Attendance Zone Modification Proposal

December 11, 2008

A subcommittee of the zoning committee met to discuss a possible realignment of the Klein Oak and Klein Collins attendance zones. The group reached concensus that two subdivisions currently in the Klein Oak zone should be moved to the Klein Collins zone

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Klein Oak / Klein Collins Realignment

 
Proposed Rezoning to Klein Collins     Current School 

 Senterra Lakes

Klein Oak 

 Stone Forest

Klein Oak 

 
 

The district administration would like to receive your input regarding the proposed attendance zone for Klein Oak and Klein Collins. 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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