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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


The search is on and applications are now being accepted for the titles of Miss Teen Humble, Miss Humble and Mrs. Humble International 2014. These women will have the honor of representing their area at the Texas International Pageant to be held at the Granville Arts Center in the Dallas, Texas, area March 14th to March 16th. A new Miss Teen Texas International, Miss Texas International and Mrs. Texas International will be crowned then, kick-starting a year unlike any other for the lucky ladies who will represent Texas, wearing the most beautiful crown in the Lone Star State.

The International Pageant System recognizes ladies across the state, from teens to misses to married women, for their accomplishments and their desire to make a difference.

To learn more about the pageant or the reigning titleholders, please visit http://www.mrstexasinternational.com, http://www.misstexasinternational.com, or http://www.missteentexasinternational.com. To request an application to represent your area, please contact Rachel Hedstrom at texasinternationalpageant@gmail.com.


Start the new year off on the right foot – with a fun-filled month at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. The calendar is full of special events, educational exhibits and entertaining performers.

Here are a few of the upcoming events:

Winter Funcation offers morning and afternoon classes for children ages 4 to 8 years old during winter break to keep those young minds active and entertained. Sign up for “Paper Antics” to learn how to create art from recycled objects or “Winter Snack Attack” to learn how to make decorative bites. Other courses include “A Box of Ideas,” “Princess and Pirate Play,” “Winter WonderFUN,” “International Holiday Festival” and “From Trash to Treasure.” Visit the website “Fall Programs” for times and dates of the various workshops, held from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3. Parents may pick and choose courses for their children to attend. Classes are $34 for members and $54 for non-members.


New Caney ISD has been the fastest growing Houston area district for the last three years, each year we add approximately 1,000 new students. To accommodate the rapid growth, New Caney ISD will open two new middle schools and make district-wide attendance zone adjustments.

NCISD is proud to welcome Woodridge Forest Middle School and New Caney Middle School into the NCISD family and will open their doors in August 2014.

Woodridge Forest Middle School is located 1.5 miles east of US 59 on Northpark Drive, in the Woodridge Forest subdivision. The New Caney 6th Grade campus will re-open in August 2014 as New Caney Middle School and will encompass grades 6th through 8th.
 Both schools will offer the same quality of academic, athletic and extracurricular programs our students and families are accustomed. 

For more information, visit http://www.newcaneyisd.org.


Everything from shabby chic to boutique and antiques; three local businesses prepare to open their doors for the community and kick off the holiday shopping season.

For the first year, Huffman’s Petticoat Junktion and Humble’s Ellen’s Timeless Treasures will host a Christmas Open House Dec. 7 to showcase their unique items and also encourage residents to shop locally at small businesses.

Only a week after the annual Small Business Saturday Nov. 30, guests will have the chance to visit each of the shops during the day to shop, enjoy refreshments and also meet new friends during the open house.


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