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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/

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Believe it or not I'm actually going to be a draftsman for this new highschool :P

 

It will be located on Spring Cypress Rd. and Cutten Rd.

 

What happened was that the school was essentially shelved for 6 years because the district either didn't get the funding or possibly the recession.

 

Through a process of a couple months of meetings with administrators and Klein ISD staff the building was redesigned from the inside out to meet the new needs of the curriculum as well as try to predict what education would be in the future. As far as the interiors of this building goes it is definitely going to be a "21st century school". While a new design for the exterior was done, it was not approved by the board and so instead the exterior from 6 years ago will be used.

 

Not really going to give my options on either the interior or exterior because well....i work here lol and don't want to divulge such information. It is going to be a very exciting project for a young architect like me to assist on however and that I'm very excited! I mean this is going to be an enormous school!

 

Maybe a little further down the line I can expose some images of what it might look like :) For now I have no idea whether I'm even allowed to do so. Hope this clears up some stuff :) 

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I like the exterior, and that they are trying to make a nod to the district's German roots. Reminds me a little of the train station in Nurnberg, though I will probably want to retract that when I look it up. Hopefully the architects understand that this must not compete with Klein High School as the district's flagship campus. :P

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Lets just say that the German thing was what they wanted to do 6 years ago......they wanted a very contemporary look the second go around. The 6 year old exterior won. Maybe I will throw it up sometime or maybe I won't lol. Anyway, at least it should be a nice building when completed. Overall the building is over 665,000sqft :P so it's certainly up there with Klein High.

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Lets just say that the German thing was what they wanted to do 6 years ago......they wanted a very contemporary look the second go around. The 6 year old exterior won. Maybe I will throw it up sometime or maybe I won't lol. Anyway, at least it should be a nice building when completed. Overall the building is over 665,000sqft :P so it's certainly up there with Klein High.

 

687,000.

 

If you can't be Oxford, aim for Cambridge...

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Now that we can see the dirt being pushed around, and the Bond has passed, any information about Zoning?  What about expanding Spring-Cypress?

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Its not going to look like that >.> Trust me!

 

That's too bad. A missed opportunity for the core operating values of the post-millennial secondary education establishment to be made manifest in the built environment. 

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What neighborhoods will be zoned to this new school? Gleannloch? Windrose? Have they released the proposed zoning for this High School?

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What neighborhoods will be zoned to this new school? Gleannloch? Windrose? Have they released the proposed zoning for this High School?

 

There probably will not be any info on this for awhile. I mean the Board just recently approved the money to fund it. The building doesn't even have a name yet. Its not expected by completed by August of 2017 so you might not know that for at least another year.

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Anticipating this to be a very nasty zoning fight. Some neighborhoods that have been in the KHS zone for a while will need to be moved out, and with the KHS rebuild, they'll have no desire to do so.

 

It was incredibly shortsighted to put HS #5 on the backburner simply because of KHS's political pull.

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There are two more scheduled meetings which are open to the public and they hold repeat sessions in the evenings.

November 10: 1-2:30 PM & 6-7:30 PM

December 1: 1-2:30 PM & 6-7:30 PM

 

 

Based on the two Options provided during the first meeting it appears there is very little difference between Option 1 and Option 2.  As for the old KHS neighborhoods moving to HS#5 the general boundaries seem to be these:

 

North = Spring Cypress

South = Louetta

West = District border

East = Drainage ditch approximately three blocks west of Champion Forest

 

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HS #5 name, mascot and color RUMOR.  Consider this just for fun because I have zero confirmation of what was being tossed around while voting yesterday.  Apparently this is what the kids are hearing at Doerre and Ulrich.  But for some reason I thought the kids get to vote on mascot and color???

 

Klein Cain Cardinals (Crimson and Gold)

*Cain = Dr. Jim Cain is retiring and the district wants to honor him

*Cardinals = We have three cats in the district and only one bird (Bearkats, Tigers, Panthers, Eagles) and there are no other schools close by with this mascot.

*Crimson and Gold = All other KISD high schools have gold as their secondary colors while Blue, Navy, Black as their primary.  Maybe colors like San Francisco 49ers, Boston College, or Florida State?

 

 

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Not a fan. Why not honor the history of the area and call it "Klein Kohrville" or "Klein Louetta"?

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I hate the idea of "let the incoming students decide the mascot!"

I got to vote for Cy Ranch's colors and mascot which ended up being The Mustangs, when the losing option of "Wolverines" sounded so much more bada$$

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I hate the idea of "let the incoming students decide the mascot!"

I got to vote for Cy Ranch's colors and mascot which ended up being The Mustangs, when the losing option of "Wolverines" sounded so much more bada$$

 

Do you think the administrators actually pay any attention to what's in the ballot box?

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How about naming it Kleinwood HS or Klein Pines? Or let's just go over the top and name it Klein Champions--silver and gold for school colors anyone??

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I hate the idea of "let the incoming students decide the mascot!"

I got to vote for Cy Ranch's colors and mascot which ended up being The Mustangs, when the losing option of "Wolverines" sounded so much more bada$$

 

I'm part of the class that picked the Aragon Wildcats with purple and white. I'm not sure who the hell loved K State so much. Wow, didn't realize that you're younger than me.

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I know zoning is finalized and you can see that on the KISD website but has anyone heard any other updates of any kind?  What's the scuttlebutt?

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High School #5 will be named at the Aug. 8 Board meeting.

 

For those of you riding the recent rumor train of Cain Memorial High School, it was mentioned that there is a bylaw which makes the name Klein mandatory for all high schools.  I have no idea if that is correct or not.  Either way, we will find out soon.

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On 5/13/2015 at 10:00 AM, Luminare said:

 

Its not going to look like that >.> Trust me!

 

that's what the kids will say it looks like :)

(if they still teach history, that is...lol)

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Klein representative, "It is too early to assume children will be allowed to decide mascot and colors for the new Klein Cain High School.  Once appointed, the new principal will make that decision."

 

Principal = Nicole Patin

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Apparently there are small student focus groups at all schools filtering into Cain. These groups were shown three colors and three mascots for their opinions. Students will not pick color and mascot, but these small focus groups may help influence the final choice.

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According to @vsbcade,  mascot is down to hurricanes or Wildcats.  And the colors will be purple, white, black, silver. 

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Update: @vsbcade was partially correct.

 

Three options for mascot and colors.  These were presented to all future Cain freshman at the appropriate intermediate schools. The kids were allowed to vote. A heavy write-in vote for Gorillas was also occurring it seems.

 

Mascot choices:

Hurricanes

Wildcats

Mavericks

 

Color choices:

Crimson/Yellow/White (Washington Redskins)

Purple/Silver/Black/White (Baltimore Ravens)

Navy/Orange/White (Denver Broncos)

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On September 1, 2016 at 7:14 PM, slash said:

Update: @vsbcade was partially correct.

 

Three options for mascot and colors.  These were presented to all future Cain freshman at the appropriate intermediate schools. The kids were allowed to vote. A heavy write-in vote for Gorillas was also occurring it seems.

 

Mascot choices:

Hurricanes

Wildcats

Mavericks

 

Color choices:

Crimson/Yellow/White (Washington Redskins)

Purple/Silver/Black/White (Baltimore Ravens)

Navy/Orange/White (Denver Broncos)

Just when you think the future generation is a lost cause...THEY TOTALLY REDEEM THEMSELVES.

 

#KliensOutForHarambe

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Ignoring any meme magic, why can't people pick actually interesting mascot names? Seems like there's a limited number of "stock mascot names" with the only unusual ones occurring in small Texas towns (Kangaroos, Hornets, Unicorns, Sand Crabs, etc.)

 

Is it just a matter of "We can't get a mascot costume for it"?

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8 hours ago, IronTiger said:

Ignoring any meme magic, why can't people pick actually interesting mascot names? Seems like there's a limited number of "stock mascot names" with the only unusual ones occurring in small Texas towns (Kangaroos, Hornets, Unicorns, Sand Crabs, etc.)

 

Is it just a matter of "We can't get a mascot costume for it"?

What was explained to me by several administrators during the construction of new high schools for Tomball and Cy-Fair was the "cost-to-create and maintain."  In their research, they found it easier to consistently reproduce basic colors and basic mascots over time (uniforms, paint, logos, letterhead, etc).  Also, one individual involved in the Tomball Memorial development called these generic choices the "fear of lawsuits from the politically correct."

 

Honestly, you can point your finger in any direction as to why.  I don't think many of the kids knew they were going to be given an opportunity to vote.  I truly believe if the kids in all these intermediate schools knew, they could have started a bigger movement for the Gorillas (#harambe) and that would have been awesome.

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1 hour ago, slash said:

What was explained to me by several administrators during the construction of new high schools for Tomball and Cy-Fair was the "cost-to-create and maintain."  In their research, they found it easier to consistently reproduce basic colors and basic mascots over time (uniforms, paint, logos, letterhead, etc).  Also, one individual involved in the Tomball Memorial development called these generic choices the "fear of lawsuits from the politically correct."

 

Honestly, you can point your finger in any direction as to why.  I don't think many of the kids knew they were going to be given an opportunity to vote.  I truly believe if the kids in all these intermediate schools knew, they could have started a bigger movement for the Gorillas (#harambe) and that would have been awesome.

The only teams that would have anything to fear would be terms related to ethnic groups or slurs (Cotton Pickers, Arabs, Coons, Redskins, etc.)

 

Animals won't have that problem unless we get to a point where certain types of people are saying "Your 'Wally the Wolf' mascot is offensive to me and my fellow wolfkin, please change it or we sue," and at that point, then we've got bigger problems.

 

I'm not saying they should pick something as wacky as possible to screw with the "mascot establishment" ("Fight! Bite! Don't play nice! [something] High School Pubic Lice!") but all of the "stock" choices just seem so overused.

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2 hours ago, IronTiger said:

The only teams that would have anything to fear would be terms related to ethnic groups or slurs (Cotton Pickers, Arabs, Coons, Redskins, etc.)

 

Animals won't have that problem unless we get to a point where certain types of people are saying "Your 'Wally the Wolf' mascot is offensive to me and my fellow wolfkin, please change it or we sue," and at that point, then we've got bigger problems.

 

I'm not saying they should pick something as wacky as possible to screw with the "mascot establishment" ("Fight! Bite! Don't play nice! [something] High School Pubic Lice!") but all of the "stock" choices just seem so overused.

I agree.  Where's a good minor league baseball mascot when you need one?

 

This is why I would like for them to pick Hurricanes with Purple.  It's the most non-stock out of the choices.  But then you have to deal with the Cain Canes and the dance squad being the Cain Candy Canes.  Unless the mascot is a giant purple Candy Cane carrying a Big Ass Fan to provide gale force winds...then we're talking!!!

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13 hours ago, IronTiger said:

I'm not saying they should pick something as wacky as possible to screw with the "mascot establishment" ("Fight! Bite! Don't play nice! [something] High School Pubic Lice!") but all of the "stock" choices just seem so overused.

 

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Fun fact: many years before my time, my junior high school's mascot name was the Kittens, and not just the cheerleaders, the football team!

 

http://hold.cstx.gov/ProjectHOLD/DocView.aspx?id=463382&searchid=a7e7dcb3-21e3-47e3-89f1-cabd22d26ef2&dbid=0

 

Yeah, I know it's not a high school mascot per se, but no one would be caught dead with these sorts of names today.

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9 hours ago, IronTiger said:

Fun fact: many years before my time, my junior high school's mascot name was the Kittens, and not just the cheerleaders, the football team!

 

http://hold.cstx.gov/ProjectHOLD/DocView.aspx?id=463382&searchid=a7e7dcb3-21e3-47e3-89f1-cabd22d26ef2&dbid=0

 

Yeah, I know it's not a high school mascot per se, but no one would be caught dead with these sorts of names today.

I love the roster and pictures, thanks for sharing.  The weight of the boys is interesting and the Yell Leaders is classic. 

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The interesting thing is that the "Kittens" were not the only literal "junior" high school mascot (the actual high school's team was the Tigers, and ultimately the Kittens became the less-laughable "Cubs"), the newspaper also references "Bullpups" (Bulldogs). If we are going to use "stock mascot names", then the junior high school team should reflect that. If KISD's new high school picks Hurricanes, then the middle school team will be the Tropical Depressions.

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On 9/15/2016 at 0:27 PM, slash said:

I agree.  Where's a good minor league baseball mascot when you need one?

 

This is why I would like for them to pick Hurricanes with Purple.  It's the most non-stock out of the choices.  But then you have to deal with the Cain Canes and the dance squad being the Cain Candy Canes.  Unless the mascot is a giant purple Candy Cane carrying a Big Ass Fan to provide gale force winds...then we're talking!!!

No, it can't be the Hurricanes. We have so many badass, inoffensive animals on this planet and the big wigs at Klien can't think of anything more creative than weather? What is this, an Arena Football League? The CFL? 

 

I mean, it'd be so easy to talk shit to them; "Ohhhh hey here come the Hurricanes, ready to blow us away" etc. 

 

In short, weather mascots are THE WORST.

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1 hour ago, BigFootsSocks said:

No, it can't be the Hurricanes. We have so many badass, inoffensive animals on this planet and the big wigs at Klien can't think of anything more creative than weather? What is this, an Arena Football League? The CFL? 

 

I mean, it'd be so easy to talk shit to them; "Ohhhh hey here come the Hurricanes, ready to blow us away" etc. 

 

In short, weather mascots are THE WORST.

The Hurricanes and Tornadoes are also going to be stock mascot choices too, in addition to animals. Earthquakes would be slightly unusual (the Houston Dynamo soccer team was a spin-off from the San Jose Quakes). But who says it has to be either? I mean, the Astros are neither animals or weather, and they basically lent their name to a certain type of artificial turf. You could play mad libs with anything you want with nouns (the Klein Radios) or have some sort of lame pun on the city/school names. (The Katy Trains, the Cypress Trees). It just has to be awesome enough that you won't get laughed out of the field (the Pansies, the Semicolons, the Interiors, the Dresses, the Napkins, all of which I used a noun generator for)

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