Published 5:30 am, Thursday, March 27, 2003Scooter Jefferson , a senior at Klein Oak High School, has been selected to participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law in Washington, D.C.
Human resources director L.S. Spencer represented the district in this project. Many highly trained Philippine teachers want to find work in the United States, Spencer indicated, as job openings in the field of education are limited in their country.
He interviewed 65 teachers during his five days in Manila and said he would recommend 10 to the Klein district or other districts. All 10 are fluent in conversational English and knowledgeable in academic subject matter, Spencer said.
All region orchestra
Students from Klein ISD have been named to the all-region orchestra for region IX.
The students, listed by school, include: Wunderlich Intermediate School: Katie Christy, Eve Rackleff, Morgan Wasser, Jennifer Harris, John Francis Jamandre, Anthony Pejerrey, Mary Ann Caballero, Georgene Jalbuena, and Chelsea Mitcham.
Strack Intermediate School: Andy Garcia, Kristen Chiu, Ellen Chang, Brittany Ehrhardt, Mark Kreml, Dominic Frascella, Alyssa Anderson, Drew Stack, and Tyler Patton.
Schindewolf Intermediate School: Elizabeth Hitzfeld.
Kleb Intermediate School: Nina Sirisaengtaksin, Rachel Asselin, Jon Lu, Karen Louie, James Hardegree, Wendy Hua, Jack Huang, Matt Scandland, Iris Xu, Stephanie Sturgeon, Andrew Creel, and Roger Lightsey.
Hildebrandt Intermediate School: Alan Ting, Sarah Clements, Emily Crowder, Kalyn King, Andre Carbungcal, and Chris Jones.
Doerre Intermediate School: Derek Zhao, Elizabeth Tsai, Taylor Maa, Danielle Lin, Ronnie Canupp, Stephanie Dickson, Cassie Pankonien, Lisa Johnson, Victoria Fu, Maylin Sung, Victoria Yeh, Angela Nicewonder, Sara Siddoway, Sydni Hermsdorf, and Brent Bulgar.
Jim Surratt, superintendent of Klein ISD, is one of 14 school administrators nationwide chosen to receive the President's Technology Award from the American Association of school administrators and Apple Computer Inc.
The award honors those who demonstrate vision and leadership in using technology to advance teaching, learning, and achievement. Surratt received his award during the AASA's annual conference and exposition in New Orleans in February.
Math team awarded
Students on the mathematics, calculator, number sense, science, and computer science teams sponsored by Josie Mallery won first place in five team competitions, scoring 4,580 points for the sweepstakes award.
Pearland High School followed with 3,702 points.
The first-place mathematics team was composed of Brad Dodson, Alan Taylor, Khan Shing, and Raj Atri.
Members of the first-place calculator team were Brad Dodson, Marla Dukler, Yurianna Kim, and Raj Atri.
The number sense first-place team included Mo Wu, Khan Shing, Raj Atri, and Brad Dodson. Brad Dodson was named outstanding biology student, and Raj Atri was named the outstanding student in physics and chemistry.
Individual top 5 honors in grades 9 through 12 included the following: Number sense: Nathan Thornton, Mikey Nguyen, Robert MacNguyen, Benny Lee, Kevin Leong, Robbie Fraleigh, Robert Chen, Mo Wu, Raj Atri, Brad Dodson, Emily Hatcher, Krishna Puppula, Brandon Sokol, Khan Shing, and Alan Taylor; calculator: Nathan Thornton, Mikey Nguyen, Brad Dodson, Yurianna Kim, Marla Dukler, and Raj Atri; mathematics: Nathan Thornton, Mikey Nguyen, Robert MacNguyen, Jason Feng, Robert Chen, Robbie Fraleigh, Benny Lee, Byron Bolding, Alex Pankonien, Raj Atri, Brad Dodson, Krishna Puppala, Marla Dukler, Mo Wu, Emily Hatcher, Alan Taylor, Khan Shing, and Aledsander Petrakiev; science: Kevin Jablowski, Alex Pankonien, Jason Feng, Raj Atri, Brad Dodson, Khan Shing, and Krishna Puppala; computer science: Brad Dodson and Brandon Sokol.
Previously, Green was with Conroe ISD, where she taught English and social studies. In her latest position, she was a content literacy coordinator, leading other teachers in integrating the curriculum of social studies and English language arts.
Green majored in English at Texas Women's University, where she later earned a teaching certificate and a master's degree in education.
She and her husband, who is with the Harris County Department of Education, have a daughter who graduated from the University of Houston and a son who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy.
In news relating to career and technology education in Klein ISD, Health science technology students from Klein High School, Klein Forest High School, and Klein Oak High School had a 100 percent success rate on a certified nurse assistant exam.
Families joining the Klein ISD Education Foundation Century Club can help the foundation and the school of their choice with the annual $100 donation to the foundation, says Anne Vallette, director of the foundation.
Those who join the Century Club will be invited to join the prize patrol, a group of community leaders, staff members, and district residents who pay surprise visits to schools to present checks to teachers who are foundation grant winners. The grants are awarded by the foundation for the improvement of education.
Those are the areas of interest expressed by the Klein staff in a survey. Courses are taught after school at the Klein instructional center by Klein ISD staff members with doctoral degrees or by other doctorate-level adjunct professors from the University of St. Thomas.
Participants pay their own tuition and a supply fee. The school districts cost in providing the training is limited to the time expended to organize the group and provide access to the staff development facilities.
The article described Klenk's Mini-Society, an experience-based instructional system targeted for teaching entrepreneurship, economics, and citizenship.
Walls students along with those from the classes of Carl Davis, Martha Jackson, Laura Sullivan, Esther Reeves, Delores Fundersol, and Susan Buchta were published in a holiday edition of the Greensheet.
Adult residents may register for any available class, provided they meet the prerequisite skill level specified in the class catalog. Class sizes are limited, and district employees have prior access to registration.
To register for a class, call Pam Armand at 832-249-4441 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Specify the class title, number, and date of the requested class.
Some of the topics addressed were scapegoating, racial profiling, segregation, bigotry and stereotyping.
Sponsors included Patricia Falbo and Kenny Rucker of Klein Collins High School, Ruth Estes and Karyl van Wageninger of Klein Oak High School, T. D. Bennett and Paula Cook of Klein High School and Alok Khanna of Klein Forest High School.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the certificate of achievement in financial reporting to Klein ISD for its comprehensive annual financial report
The district is one of 54 in Texas receiving the certificate this year.
Landon Fruge, a student of Lorraine Millican's at Doerre Intermediate School.
Caroline Latawiec and Kyle Hallowell of Klein Collins. The two 11th-graders study with art teacher Randy Rankin.
Julia Etherington of Klein Oak, the award qualifies her for a $10,000 college scholarship.
He will perform with the all-state group at the TMEA convention in San Antonio.
Through live and taped auditions, Landhans attained a ranking of 16th in the state on the contrabass. Before the all-state auditions, he earned the third-chair position in the all-region symphonic orchestra.
Other students from Klein Collins to win all-region philharmonic orchestra seats are Daniel Barto, Jessica Cookus, Matt Godejohann, Sarah Stack, and Tom Charytoniuk.
Local judging was conducted by the Harris County Department of Education.
Two works by Klein ISD students, Nhu-mai Nguyen and Larkin Dennis, received American Voices awards. Their works will be showcased by the Harris County Department of Education and will be published in the Scholastic Awards magazine.
Silver key winners are Klein Forest High School students Emily Caulfield and Asif Razri, who are students of Lynne Dozier; Christopher Harrison of Klein High School, who is a student of Alicia Eichorn; Kathryn Streeter of Klein High School, whose teacher is Karen Simmons; Sarah Stack of Klein Collins High School, whose teacher is Gretchen Hock; and Casey Grier of Klein Collins High School, whose teacher is Amy Schindewolf.
Students from Klein High School participated in the Houstonfest regional German competition, earning two first-place awards, two third-place awards, and two fourth-place recognitions. Sarah Kelly, Marcelle Martin, Eryn Meadows, and Lalie Roque received a first-place award in the vocal chorus competition.
Kelly, Martin, Meadows, and Greg Zychowski placed first in the instrumental ensemble contest. In the Pa Auf culture competition, the competitors, claiming a third place, were John Hellewell, Robin Murray, Marvin Roque, Young, and Zychowski.
Martin placed fourth in the vocal solo competition, and Zychowski placed third in listening and fourth in reading comprehension at level III.
The first-place mathematics team was composed of Brad Dodson, Neil Kathuria, Alex Petrakiev, and Krishna Puppala. Comprising the winning math bowl team were students Mo Wu, Khan Shing, Raj Atri and Jeff Easley.
Winners of individual honors in all the events included: Robert MacNguyen, Nathan Thornton, Robert Chen, Jason Feng, Robbie Fraleigh, Brad Munoz, Eddie Swidriski, Alex Woll, Raj Atri, Sean Brewington, Brad Dodson, Jeff Easley, Neil Kathuria, Ben Karfunkle, Yurianna Kim, Kevin Lai, Krishna Puppala, Mo Wu, Alex, Petrakiev, and Khan Shing.
Her winning composition, entitled "Mickey Mouse, the Nightlight," tells the story of how a nightlight helped her overcome her fear of the dark.
With the other Presidential Classroom scholars, Patterson will have the opportunity to examine the role of the government in issues related to scientific discoveries and technological advances.
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