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Like a glance back to the days where sawmills were a regular business around East Montgomery County, the annual Texas Sawmill Festival 2014 will bring history back to life.

The Texas Sawmill Festival 2014 is set for April 26 in the parking lot of the East Montgomery County Improvement District building starting at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and will feature fun for the whole family.

“There used to be sawmills all around the community and that is how most of the communities were founded,” Rick Hatcher, president of the Community Chamber of Commerce of East Montgomery County, said. “This event is great for the whole family and a way to remember the history of the area.”


The Woodlands Children’s Museum is showing its support for Mother Earth by hosting Go Green Week.

The fun begins Tuesday, April 22, and lasts until Friday, April 25. The museum invites guests to make recycled art projects and discover ways they can help save the environment for future generations.

“The Woodlands Children’s Museum loves to celebrate Earth Day,” executive director Angela Colton said. “We have lots of fun art projects that the whole family will enjoy, while teaching important lessons about being good stewards of the planet.”


Oakhurst at Kingwood residents - it's not too early to start planning your kids summer camp adventure.

KingwoodCampFair.com and Lone Star College – Kingwood are holding the 2014 Northeast Houston Summer Camp Fair & Expo this Saturday, March 22 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Physical Fitness Center. Lone Star College - Kingwood is located at 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, Texas, 77339.

Parents and their children will have the awesome opportunity to meet local and resident camps face-to-face to gather valuable information that will enable them to make intelligent, informed decisions about camps and summer activities for their children.

A few of the camps participating include: Lone Star College – Discovery College, Kingwood Montessori School, Mark Kistler’s Summer Art Camps, Kingwood Top Kick Karate, Kids in Action, Painting with a Twist, Tech It Out – Humble, Camp Cedarbrook Texas, Allegro School of Music, Max Bowl, Building Brains, Wonder-Space Computer & Technology Camp, Camperoo, Kingwood Country Club, Kingwood Music School, The Gym – Atascocita, 3T Basketball Academy & Triple Threat Basketball Camp, Frontier Camp, Atascocita Dance Academy, Summer Science Safari Camp and Kosmin Media Group!

Papa Murphy’s will also be serving pizza from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Bag sponsors are Kingwood Montessori School and Kingwood Top Kick Karate.

For more information, visit www.KingwoodCampFair.com.


Impact Church in Roman Forest will host a Spring Carnival March 9 for area families.
The event will feature free hotdogs, two bounce houses for children and prizes.

“Come join us for an afternoon of fun and kick off Spring Break with a bang as we seek to give back to our community, build relationships, be intentional with the Gospel of Jesus and be excited,” said Pastor Mike Holt of Impact Church.

The event will be held in the city park in Roman Forest from 4 – 7 p.m. All of the activities are free for the community and everyone is welcome to attend.

“Our goal is to impact the community with the gospel of Jesus in a way much different than our cultural norm,” said Holt. “We are a church on a mission and by God’s design our goal is to meet people where they are in community to share and inspire others to live out their faith within the public eye and not just behind the doors of the church building. Our mission is to teach and make disciples and to go OUT to all the nations to share Jesus. We are on mission to help the least of these, to bring joy to the elderly, widows, single parents, and a focus on the college culture, our next generation, in a way that takes the church to them. In saying this, we are an Acts 2 church with no religious barriers, just freedom in Jesus.”



 

New Caney High School Eagle Players Theater Booster Club presents Degas in New Orleans on February 28th at 6 p.m. NCHS Art Department will also present Shades of Emotion in the Theater Foyer starting at 6 p.m.


NCISD will be implementing new school start and end times for the upcoming 2014-15 school year and beyond. Based on research regarding students’ peak academic performance times, the new school start and end times will be as follows:
Elementary Schools
7:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.                           

Middle & High Schools
8:15 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.



NCISD 2014-2015

Secondary Bell Schedule

1A / 6B                8:15   9:45            90 minutes 2A / 7B                9:50   11:20          90 minutes

3A / 8B                11:25 1:25            120 minutes

 

A lunch                11:20 11:50           30 minutes

B lunch                 12:05 12:35          30 minutes

C lunch                 12:55 1:25            30 minutes

 

4A / 9B                1:30   2:15            45 minutes

5A / 10B              2:20   3:50            90 minutes


During the implementation of these changes, we encourage students and parents to visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. The FAQ page will address common questions about both the new start times and the middle school rezoning.

We want our community to have plenty of time to plan and prepare for these upcoming changes. It’s our goal to make sure our students have a smooth transition next fall and a wonderful school year.


Humble Rotary Festival set for March 22

It’ll be catfish and cars at the 48th Annual Humble Rotary Festival, set for March 22 at the Humble Civic Center Outdoor Arena.

The event will feature a fish fry and car show in addition to silent auctions, raffles, live music and kids’ activities provided by the YMCA.

“This is our big fundraiser during the year,” Rotary Club member in charge of the event Susan Brodbeck said. “We are the premiere significant Rotary Club in the greater Humble area and we use all the money we earn from this fundraiser to go to other charities or other worthy causes. The money we earn from the fundraiser does not go to support our club. It goes to support outside worthy causes.”

Over $5,000 in raffle and door prizes will be given away. A special raffle will be drawn for a grand prize of $20,000 towards the purchase of a new vehicle from one of the Rotary Club’s sponsoring dealers.

Tickets for food and the event are $12.

For more information about the event, visit the club’s website at http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/Home.aspx?accountid=1794 or contact Brodbeck at susan.brodbeck@gmail.com.


Update from New Caney ISD about School Closures and Delays

UPDATED 1/27/14 - How do I find out about school delays and closures?

New Caney ISD makes every attempt to notify employees and parents as quickly as possible about changes in the school day due to bad weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Montgomery County starting early in the morning on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. NCISD Administrators are carefully monitoring the situation.
Should there be any changes to school schedules or closings for Tuesday, January 28; NCISD will use the following channels to share the information with the community as soon as possible:

  • All parents of NCISD students and staff will receive an automated phone call from School Messenger (see below to learn how to update your phone number)
  • District website (under District News) and Facebook page
  • Radio Stations: KTRH 740 AM, KPRC 950 AM, KSTAR 99.7 FM, KSBJ 89.3 FM
  • TV Stations: KPRC Channel 2, KHOU Channel 11, KTRK Channel 13, & KXLN Channel 45/Univision


How do I update my phone number for NCISD automated call outs?

Parents can update their contact information by logging into Parent Self-Serve on our district website and clicking on the “Edit Contact Info” tab. To change your phone number, simply click the EDIT button, make your changes and then click SUBMIT CHANGES. Please note: It can take up to 24 hours for the phone calling system to update.

Employees can log into the TEAMS Employee Service Center located in the Staff Only section of the district website and click on “My Personal Information.” Please note: It can take up to 24 hours for the phone calling system to update.


All NCISD schools achieved the Met Standard seal of approval and six out of the 14 campuses earned one or more coveted distinction designations.

The Texas Education Agency released the 2013 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses. The ratings reveal that almost 93 percent of school districts and charters across Texas have achieved the rating of Met Standard, including New Caney ISD. All NCISD schools achieved the Met Standard seal of approval and six out of the 14 campuses earned one or more coveted distinction designations.

“I’m so proud of our teachers and staff who work hard all year long to prepare our students to be successful on the state’s tests,” said NCISD Superintendent Kenn Franklin. “Our parents also play a big role in our recent success. Parents - thank you for all of your efforts to make our children successful.”

The 2013 ratings are based on a revised system that uses various indicators to provide greater detail on the performance of a district and each individual campus throughout the state. The rating system includes student achievement (including the new STAAR test, Exit tests, and End of Course exams), student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness (for grades 9 and above).

For campuses that achieve the rating of Met Standard, distinction designations can also be earned in: Top 25 Percent Student Progress; Academic Achievement in Reading/English language arts; and Academic Achievement in Mathematics. Six out of 14 NCISD schools have earned a distinction designation in one or more areas.

“Our community should be proud of our most important assets, our children. Our School Board continues to provide unending support not only to help the district accurately measure academic progress in our district, but to also provide our schools with the resources they need to adequately support our students,” said Superintendent Franklin.

For more information TEA's accountability ratings, click HERE

Campus and District Ratings


Fit Fest 2014

The Kingwood Community Center will host an event called FIT FEST on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from the hours of 10:00am - 1:00pm . The primary goal of FIT FEST is to encourage the local community to stay active, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The event will be open to the public, all ages may attend free of charge. It will be hosted at the Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods 77345, in the large auditorium.

Exhibitions will be given by local volunteer instructors who host fitness classes at the Kingwood Community Center. Each exhibition will last approximately 20 minutes. The following classes will be hosting exhibitions:

·         Zumba by Aisha Martin


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