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  1. I've always wondered, why does Klein Independent School District have that long, skinny "panhandle" of territory that extends south of Cypress Creek (otherwise the southern border of the rest of the district) between Champion Forest Drive and Stuebner-Airline? Seems like logically that panhandle ought to be either part of Cy-Fair, or divided up between Cy-Fair and Aldine and/or Spring (although Spring is also weirdly shaped with two "lobes"). It seems like most of the 56 school districts in the Greater Houston area (with the exception of Houston ISD's western finger) are fairly reasonably compact in shape, Klein (and Spring) seem to be outliers. Who decided on the boundaries of the school districts, anyway, and what was their criteria? Especially why was Klein given this strange appendage that would quickly become the worst part of the district? http://texasbest.com/schools/map.html https://kleinisd.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_568041/File/District/District Quick Info/Kmap-Superintendent 2-26-18.pdf
  2. I assume most have heard the news but just in case here is some information and images. The next question would be zoning?? "Nearly six years after initially considering designs for the district’s fifth high school, the Klein ISD board of trustees approved a new design June 9 for High School No. 5, which is planned for completion in August 2017." http://impactnews.com/houston-metro/spring--klein/klein-isd-approves-design-for-high-school-no.-5/
  3. Might be apartments. or some cookie cutter home or strip center. http://www.newquest.com/Property/Details/166/74-03-Acres-SEC-of-Root-Road-and-Northcrest-Dr-
  4. Earlier this week noticed signs up for a new WalMart market on the SE corner of Spring Cypress and Kuykendahl, across from the old Albertsons/Driver license center. Seems odd, only 1 1/2 miles from the 2920 supercenter, but it is in between two Krogers and should pull from the HEB at 2920/Spring Cypress. Has anybody heard anything about this? Can't find any information about dates or layouts but I might not be looking in the right places. I'm hopeful that this might be the impetus to transform the stretch of Kuykendahl between Louetta and S-C.
  5. Link to article I know people that jog/walk out there. Just goes to show you have to be on your toes in every part of town.
  6. Excited to see one of my all-time favorite Houston area restaurants opening up out here! Churrasco's will open a new restaurant next to P.F. Chang's on 249: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/breaking-ground/2014/07/churrascos-to-open-fifth-houston-area-location.html
  7. Hello all! We're (family with 2 children elementary and high school ages) moving to the Spring area. I've heard mostly good things about the school district. I have one concern though: I like the Greenwood Forest area, nice mature trees, and beautiful homes. My concern is the Klein Forest High school my children may be zoned to if we buy in that area. I've also heard that some children are transferred to other schools in the district. I've also heard that Greenwood Forest may be rezoned to Klein High or another school in the district. Is this true? Can my children be transferred within the district if I don't want them in KF?...Need help as we're starting the house hunt pretty quickly...Thanks for any input!
  8. Nearly 40,000 students will be attending Klein school district this year and Superintendent James Cain expects that number to increase to 65,000 before district growth peaks. "Student growth in Klein shows that parents find the district a good place for raising families," Cain said. "One sees the creation of new subdivisions across the entire district, with the most extensive growth occurring in the northern part." The district's focus this year will be on accommodating its student population. Klein is opening two campuses, including an alternative high school. Cain said he's pleased with the district's academic performance up to now, as measured by student results on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills tests. "From the preliminary TAKS results, we ascertain that on 19 out of 20 tests in reading, mathematics, writing and science, our student scores increased. Our social studies scores experienced a slight drop, which mirrored a drop in social studies scores throughout the state." But Cain said he sees room for improvement. "We will not be satisfied until each student passes TAKS at the commended level and each school achieves exemplary status," he said. In some cases, the district embraces a less traditional approach to teaching. Klein Forest High School will use some of the space provided by its new building addition this spring semester to accommodate small learning communities known as a "school within a school." "This arrangement allows the staff to focus on a group of students that become a 'family' by staying together for a longer period of time than in the traditional setting," Cain said. "Because the group of teachers with each community works together regularly, they are able to address the links students make to the curriculum in each subject." Klein also will take a unique approach to teaching at the new Vistas High School Program, 12250 Bammel North Houston. "It is a program that will assist students who have not been successful in traditional education," Director Peggy Ekster said. The program will have small classes that emphasize current events and technology to help students see how their curriculum fits into everyday life. Vistas will be the first site to open with one-to-one student computing, one technology device per student Cain said. Vistas students will have laptops. Eventually, the district plans to expand that approach throughout the district, beginning with Krimmel Intermediate School, which will open near FM 2920 and Alvin A. Klein Drive in 2007. Another new model for Klein, Benignus Elementary School, is opening this year at 7225 Alvin A. Klein Drive in the Windrose subdivision. "The unique aspect about Benignus Elementary School is its physical plan a school created to reflect the instructional priorities of our district in its design," Cain said. The building features art and science labs, special use classrooms, a special interest library area and an amphitheater. "We're so excited; we love our school," Principal Misty Kainer said. "I believe students, teachers and parents will appreciate this facility's arrangement," Cain said. "We will duplicate the plan in our next elementary school, Frank Elementary, to be opened in the fall of 2007 in the Gleannloch Farms subdivision."
  9. Overall Site Plan Just Klein High School
  10. The Klein ISD is currently in the process of developing the new 2008 Bond. The Bond Plan will include 15 new Schools (10 Elementarys, 3 Intermediates and 2 High Schools). Other District Facilities will also be included. Many schools and Facilities will also recieve upgrades due to age and ware. The district will also be recieving new buses and technology equipment. The Election is currently proposed for May 2008. *10 Elementary Schools $148,979,308 Elementary Schools 26 and 27 sites to be cleared in May of 2008. Elementary School #27-Huffsmith Korhville Rd. at Lacey Rd., 1 Mile south of Korhville Elementary School. *3 Intermediate Schools $114,318,714 *2 High Schools $318,518,351 High School #5 site to be cleared in March of 2008. High School #5-Spring Cypress Rd., 1.5 Miles east of SH 249 and 1.5 Miles west of Gleannloch Farms *Other Schools/T-Buildings $37,050,701 *Support Facilities $24,206,126 *District Wide Projects $40,959,186 *Technology $105,889,588 *Program Contingency $1,000,000 *Bond Issuance Fees $3,954,610 TOTAL BOND PLAN 2008: $794,876,585 with 7% Inflation Klein ISD Instructional Center Addition: 5 Meeting Rooms, 4 Computer Training Labs, Offices and parking. Strack Intermediate Fine Arts Addition: *To begin Construction in April 2008. Athletics: *Remodel KMS Home Side Pressbox *Klein Forest HS Addition/Track Resurfacing *Schindewolf Locker Room Additions *All Campuses Gym Floors, Electric BB Goals, RRs and Concessions. *2nd Stadium to be built with HS #6 *Klein ISD did own land adjacent to Krimmel Intermediate and did plan to construct a 2nd Stadium there, but the predicted Grand Parkway route would have collided with the new stadium. The district still owns the land. Multi-Purpose Facility: *A Multi Purpose Facilty to support the CATE Ag Program, District Wide Development and other District Programs. The current Klein Ag Center on the Klein HS Property opened in 1983. Buses: *Klein ISD has been purchasing new IC Corp Buses since 2005 now. Each new 71 Passenger Bus cost approximately $90,226 each. They come equipped with lots of features like AC, Intercom System, Low Emissions, LED Tail/Brake Lights and much more. Each Handicap Bus cost approximately $88,203. *2nd Transportation Center Elementary Schools #26 and #27 Schematic Design Strack Intermediate Fine Arts Addition Schematic Design
  11. http://www.ultimatespringtx.com/stories/247716-klein-forest-students-win-architectural-award
  12. I saw yesterday that Charter Builders just moved a trailer onto some land at 1463 and Cinco Ranch Blvd. Since they don't build houses I am guessing that is where one of the new elementary schools will be going. Anyone know? I did see this: http://instantnewskaty.com/2011/04/20/20837.
  13. I haven't been there in a while, so I'm curious: how is the Klein area schools doing lately? I know Klein Forest is crap, but I've heard the rest of the district is starting to decline as well.
  14. I spoke with someone tonight that said Klein ISD is in major financial trouble and the land for HS #5 is up for sale. Can anyone verify this? Also, it was mentioned that KISD teachers have been asked for suggestions as to how to deal with the financial situation...this seemed a little odd to me.
  15. The men's restroom in all of the buildings at Klein High School are in disrepair and the women's restroom are not.
  16. We are currently considering moving and need to know if Klein schools hold up to Katy schools?? are they pretty equal? Has Klein been steadily getting better worse or staying the same? Are there any schools or districts in the outskirts of houston that are equal to Katy ISD? If Klein is not much different than Katy then I wouldn't mind having my kids in that school system. In Katy the schools that we are considering are Rylander Elementary, Cinco ranch Jr High, Cinco Ranch High School, Seven Lakes high and Woodcreek jr high. In Klein ISD we are considering Klein HS, Klein Forest HS, Mittlestadt Elementary, Wunderlich middle school, Theiss Elementary Doerre middle school. I need to know everything because our decision depends on the school district. Any and all insight would be greatly appreciated! I don't know where else i can get real feedback from real people! LOL Thanks so much!
  17. As of Today, I am no longer a student at Klein High school. I left due to the constuction next year. As I wear klein Collins Colors, I thank the teachers and staff at Klein High School for 3 great years, You have belived in me where others would not have, without you i would not been the great senior that i am now. Go Klein Bearkats. Go Klein Collins Tigers.
  18. I've been going to the KISD zoning committee meetings for Ulrich Intermediate. Looks like the favored option is to use the railroad tracks as the dividing line taking everything to the west. My concern is that this creates a very low income school population. I have a feeling that Ulrich is going to start out as a Title 1 school. My neighborhood is right outside the edge of the boundary and my fear is that one day we will get moved to Ulrich (seems like we are affected any time a school anywhere close to us is rezoned). There was another option on the table which provided a very good mix (socio-economically) for Ulrich but the Krimmel folks in Gleannloch near threw a fit when they saw that option - thats when the district came back at the second meeting with the new option to use the railroad tracks. What do you think? Should I be worried about property values if Ulrich is a Title 1 school?
  19. Klein ISD has named Dr. Kathy Brown as Ulrich's first principal. She is currently the a ssosiate principal at Klein high. She is very nice, very organized and I think she'll be a great principal.
  20. Any one know what is being build on Spring Cypress close to Old Louetta? They cleared a lot of trees and tore down old farm buildings but i haven't the slightest clue what's going in. Just curious
  21. Great discussion of the Klein and Spring areas (and surrounding areas) and the german immigrant farmers who founded them extending back into the 1820s. http://www.raleightavern.org/PayneGermans.htm
  22. Show Dates: January 30th, & 31st, February 6th, 7th, & 9th Tickets available Here
  23. Mike Konicki of the KCHS Athlectic Dept. passed away this morning after a long battle with Cancer. The Cancer had spread to other parts of his body. Assosciate Principal Steve Matheson came onto the PA sysem at approximately 12:20 pm to make aware the school of what had happened. The rest of the day was sad and heartbroken for the Konicki Family. He was a major, great and successful asset of Klein Collins High School and will be greatly missed. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
  24. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/spr...ws/5891195.html I have no doubt that they'll get the 10,000 signatures needed, but not sure whether they can overcome all the obstacles to incorporating. IMHO forming a city would be a good thing, there are too many service holes and poorer reaction times in the unincorporated areas that many people are not aware of when they buy their home. Would give the residents better control over their future, and who wants to be eventually sucked into giant and often poorly run Houston?
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