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Card-making ladies filled the classroom at the Kingwood Community Center on April 15. The women created eight cards in the colors of spring. Cooperation, helping, talking and laughing were in order for the class. Punched shapes, backgrounds, ribbon and a sample card were provided. The class is held on the third Tuesday of each month. Because of the large response to the card-making class, two sessions are now held, one from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and one from 1-3 p.m. The cost for the class is $7 to cover the cost of materials. To ensure that there are enough materials for everyone, registration is required. Contact Lynn Gajdosik, instructor for the class, at 281-360-6792 or the Community Center for more information or to register for the class.


Oakhurst at Kingwood’s popular Auburn Trails neighborhood is expanding with the grand opening of five new models and the debut of new sections. This weekend, visitors to Auburn Trails in Oakhurst at  Kingwood can tour a brand new model by Chesmar Homes, two new models by Lennar and two new decorated models by Legend Homes, and register to win a $500 Lowes gift card. No purchase is necessary to win and registration forms are available in each sales office Auburn Trials.

The grand opening weekend event will also offer new-home buyers special incentives from each builder in Auburn Trails where new homes are priced from the $160,000s to the $260,000s.

Known for accessible location, Oakhurst at Kingwood has become home to residents of all ages because of its prime location, appealing master plan and diverse array of new homes.

The newest builder to join the Oakhurst at Kingwood builder team is Chesmar Homes. Now open daily, the two-story model by Chesmar is located adjacent to models by Legend Homes and Lennar.

One of the newest designs by Chesmar, the new model features a stone and brick elevation, a classic front porch and an innovative interior design that includes a two-story entry, a study, and a central living area that has a family room with a stone fireplace, a large kitchen with an oversized island with breakfast bar seating, a breakfast area and access to the covered back porch/outdoor living area. A private master suite is located off the family room.

Upstairs, the home has a split design with a bridge that overlooks the family room and foyer and connects the two wings. On one side is a bedroom suite with a full bath. The bridge leads to the game room that has access to another full bath. Two additional bedrooms are on the opposite side of the second floor.

In addition to the new models in Auburn Trails, visitors to Oakhurst at Kingwood can also tour decorated models by Village Builders, Highland Homes, Coventry Homes, Frontier Custom Builders, Triumph/MI Homes and Trendmaker Homes. New homes in the community range in price from the $160,000s to the $800,000s.

Noted for its immediate access to US 59, Oakhurst at Kingwood is also known for its easy commute to major employment, medical and retail centers, Intercontinental Airport as well as a growing list of attractions in the surrounding Kingwood area.

Residents in this community enjoy parks, greenbelt trails, lakes, a central recreation center complete with a pool and playground, and a water spray park as well as the Oakhurst at Kingwood Golf Club – a daily fee course that also provides premium home sites. School-age children in Oakhurst at Kingwood attend schools close to home that are a part of the New Caney Independent School District.

To visit, take US 59 North to Northpark and turn left. Turn right into Oakhurst at Kingwood.


Join us this weekend in Oakhurst at Kingwood as we celebrate the Grand Opening of FIVE new furnished model homes in Auburn Trails.
Chesmar Homes has joined Lennar and Legend Homes in building in this amazing section of Oakhurst at Kingwood.

Register to win a $500 Lowe's Gift Card when you visit, no purchase necessary.


HomeAid Houston unveiled this year’s Project Playhouse over the weekend in Towne Lake.

The Coventry Kids Castle was on display he public had its first chance to buy raffle tickets for this year’s majesticwill be on display during the event, the first of several appearances planned through the summer. The storybook-style castle will enchant children and adults alike with such features as air conditioning, lighting, television and gaming equipment. Interior design elements will reflect the medieval theme. Coventry builds in the Oakhurst community. 

The Coventry Kids Castle was built by Coventry Homes and Plantation Homes with materials and labor donated by members of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA). Raffle tickets are $5. Proceeds are used to build transitional housing for Houston’s homeless men, women and children. This is HomeAid Houston’s eighth year for Project Playhouse.


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.


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