Klein ISD Hosts Theater Renaissance Festival


Klein ISD’s intermediate students hosted a theater renaissance festival last week, filled with one-act plays, duets and monologues.

“The festival was a great experience for the actors and the audience. Seeing all the nervous energy before a performance and then the joy of the students who got to see their hard work pay off was gratifying, ”said Brittney Mears, drama teacher at Doerre. “It was wonderful to see parents encouraging their children and supporting the drama department. It was a wonderful day and I am already looking forward to next year.

Performances are typically held at the Texas Renaissance Festival, a Klein ISD press release said, but the grounds weren’t available this year, so they held it at Burroughs Park.

“I was so proud of the courage our students showed in standing up in front of a crowd and giving such great monologues, scenes and plays in one act,” said Klein ISD associate director of fine arts Carole Mason . “It was a great opportunity for the students to perform in an outdoor setting and to receive feedback from high school theater students. It was so much fun to see high school students cheering and mentoring middle school students.

-Contributed by Klein ISD

Klein Education Foundation Golf Fundraising Record

The Klein ISD Education Foundation hosted its annual Golf Classic last month, where it set a new fundraising record of $ 147,159 for classroom grants.

More than 150 golfers, as well as 100 community partners and sponsors attended the event at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club to raise funds, which are used to benefit student learning experiences, a press release from Klein ISD said. .

“Our golf tournament is the financial backbone of what the Foundation does to support teachers and students in the district,” said Bill Lakin, president of the Klein ISD Education Foundation. “It’s very gratifying to see the community come and support us as they have done since the tournament was created in 2002.”

Klein ISD Superintendent Jenny McGown said the district was grateful for the continued support of the Klein community.

“It is a joy to see the proceeds from this golf tournament directly supporting our exceptional educators by bringing their innovative ideas to life,” said McGown.

-Contributed by Klein ISD

Thompson Elementary School celebrates 25th anniversary

Thompson Elementary celebrated its 25th anniversary with a barbecue and the school’s honorary choir’s first performance on stage in nearly two years.

“Everyone in this room shares one thing: a belief in public education and a commitment to ensuring that our children receive the best possible education available to them,” Watson told those gathered for the celebration. “Thompson Elementary has provided opportunity, support and encouragement to every student who has walked through these doors for 25 years. “

The school’s namesake, Deloras Thompson, was also in attendance, according to a Spring ISD press release.

“It was an honor 25 years ago to get this recognition,” said Thompson. “And even all these years later this school looks amazing and has continued to serve the community around it.”

ISD Spring Board Chair Rhonda Newhouse said students have been through the doors of Thompson Elementary School for two generations now, which is something to celebrate.

“May we continue to celebrate Thompson Elementary School and its impact on this community,” said Fallbrook Church Executive Pastor Olus Holder. “And for the next 25 years, and the 25 years after that, and the 25 years after that.”

-Contributed by Spring ISD

ISD’s Spring Multilingual Program Hosts Senior’s Summit

In the spring, ISD hosted a summit on multilingual programs for seniors attended by 25 seniors who are considered language learners or ESL students.

“We love doing our senior summit,” said Jennifer Bowden, ESL specialist for Wunsche High School. “It’s really about getting the seniors to focus on this latest push, to stay really motivated, and to be inspired by each other and our guest speaker. It’s to help them understand these last things, these last demands and obstacles to really get to that last day.

The summit offered information sessions, providing students with graduation and attendance requirements, and advice on financial aid and scholarships.

Awa Diouf, originally from Senegal and senior at Spring ISD, said it was important to take advantage of the scholarships and work opportunities available to them.

“It’s an advantage to speak more than one language because it gives you so many opportunities,” said Diouf. “These resources and information can help you build the future you want. “

Jose Luis Zelaya, a native of Honduras who earned his doctorate after immigrating to Houston at age 13, was the first person in his family to graduate and told attendees his identity helped put him in touch. with multilingual students from the state.

“I am a member of this community. I am learning English, ”said Dr Zelaya. “It’s important for them to hear and see someone who looks like them and who looks like them, who shares their past. When they see someone like them succeeding, they see themselves in that person. It gives them hope.

-Contributed by Spring ISD

The LSC Foundation partners with the Gene Haas Foundation

The Lone Star College Foundation has partnered with the Gene Haas Foundation to provide scholarships to LSC Machining Technology students to meet the growing need for manufacturing employees.

“Part of the culture of Lone Star College is building strong and visible partnerships to further strengthen a thriving community,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., Chancellor of LSC. “This collaboration has proven to have a positive impact on the students on their way to obtaining their machining diploma. “

Machinist employment is expected to increase by 8% over the next 10 years, according to a press release from LSC. LSC offers a Technology Operator / Programmer Certificate and Diploma Program to help graduates find careers in industry.

“Lone Star College has proven, year after year, that its commitment to local communities and their students is to provide quality programs with quality facilities and facilitators,” said Don Dison, Champions Machine Tool Sales, sales and applications. “Working alongside the local Haas Factory Outlet allows this alignment of Lone Star College and the Gene Haas Foundation to thrive and benefit members of our community. “

The Haas Foundation, founded in 1999, has expanded its mission to support manufacturing training programs across the country, the statement added. Since 2016, the foundation has donated over $ 175,000 to LSC-North Harris, LSC-University Park, LSC-Conroe Center and LSC-CyFair.

“Seeing the student graduate and then enter the workforce gives me the greatest satisfaction from this partnership,” said Dison. “It’s great when you see them in the shop working as a machinist.”

-Contributed by Lone Star College



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