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Attention Parents of
8th grade students:
There are some very important high school meetings coming up. Please mark your calendars and make every effort to attend.
2014-15 School Report Card
Doerre Newsletter
Community Dinner
Thursday, March 3
Kleb Intermediate School
Doerre Pride Period
PRIDE Time is used for a multitude of various activities including . . .
Graduation Planning Information
Parent Information Evening
For Parents of students grades 8-10.

Vaccination Requirements
Attention parents of 6th graders

Has your student had the vaccinations that are required in order for them to start 7th grade? If the Doerre clinic does not have record of these, your child will not be allowed to receive his/her schedule or start class the first day of school next fall per Texas state law!

New Texas Laws
Use of Wireless Devices While Operating a Motor Vehicle

The Texas Transportation Code currently prohibits the use of a wireless communication device while operating a vehicle within a school crossing zone.
Doerre School Lockers
Lockers are for storing basic school supplies; paper, pens, pencils, rulers, etc. Lockers are not for textbook or clothing storage. Storage space is limited, so give thought to reducing the items students store at school.

Cell Phones and Pagers
Possession of cell phones and pagers are only allowed if they are turned off at all times and not visibly/physically present during regular school hours, including riding the school bus to and from home.

If a student is using any cell phone or pager during the school day or on a school bus to and from school, the school employee observing the student's use of the device will confiscate it. The school employee will turn over the device to his or her administrator/supervisor. The parent will be notified by the administrator to pick up the device at his/her school during school hours after the payment of a $15 administrative fee. Cash or money orders are the only acceptable forms of payment.

Birthday Snack Guidelines
Pursuant to state law, KISD permits parents/guardians or grandparents to bring a birthday snack for their child’s birthday. The following guidelines apply to such snacks:

  • Birthday snacks will be distributed at the end of the lunch period, after students have had a nutritious meal as defined by the School Lunch Program and Texas Department of Agriculture.

  • Written consent from a parent/guardian must be obtained before a student will be permitted to have a birthday snack.

  • Parents/guardians are encouraged to obtain birthday snacks through the Klein Food Service Department. With advance notice, the Food Service Department will prepare cupcakes or cookies.

“January 2016 PRIDE Period Update”
Dear Warrior Parents,

As you are aware, we had a change to our bell schedule this year with the addition of our PRIDE period.  PRIDE (Providing Responsible Intervention and Dedicated Enrichment) Time is used for a multitude of various activities including intervention, enrichment and silent sustained reading.  Students have been placed in certain classes based on academic need.  

We designed PRIDE Time to also involve silent sustained reading for the majority of our students to build reading comprehension, vocabulary skills and a general love of reading.  In our research of various implementations of periods used in this manner, on several different campuses, it was discovered that the silent sustained reading resulted in improvement for the campuses across the board in all subjects.  

Those in the silent sustained reading PRIDE classrooms may read anything of their choice (books, magazines, novels, textbooks, etc) as long as the material is school appropriate, and they are reading for 30 minutes.  I am happy to share that as a result of our Silent Sustained Reading initiative thus far, our students have checked out 300 more books this semester than they did in the Fall of 2014!  This is fantastic!

Our core subject teachers have noticed a world of difference in their regular classes due to the activities done in PRIDE.  Our English teachers are reporting an increased level of reading fluency and reading comprehension in their students.  Our Math teachers are seeing results as well!  We have seen students struggle on Campus Common Assessments (CCA’s) one 6 weeks and pass with flying colors the following 6 weeks after receiving 5 weeks of dedicated Math instruction through PRIDE.

For this reason, and others, we have decided that PRIDE will move to 5 days per week starting January 2016.  The new PRIDE schedule will follow this format:

Monday – PRIDE Hall – students may work on homework, study for upcoming exams, etc.

Tuesday – PRIDE – Intervention/Enrichment/Silent Sustained Reading

Wednesday – PRIDE – Intervention/Enrichment/Silent Sustained Reading

Thursday – PRIDE – Intervention/Enrichment/Silent Sustained Reading

Friday – PRIDE Pullouts – teachers will be able to pull out students who may need to make-up work, get some extra tutoring, etc.  Students not pulled to a specific teachers will do the same activity as Monday.

(Students may use PRIDE Time on Mondays & Fridays to work on their TPSP projects as well)

Happy New Year! 2016 is looking bright for the Doerre Warriors!
Welcome to Doerre
Serving approximately 1,200 students in grades 6, 7, and 8, Doerre (pronounced Door-ee) is one of seven intermediate schools in the Klein Independent School District located in northwest Harris County, Texas. Since its opening in the fall of 1984, Doerre students have established a reputation for high academic achievement. They consistently score well above state and national averages on state-mandated mastery and nationally-normed tests.

Doerre received the Texas Successful Schools Outstanding Performance Awards in 1992 and 1993. Each year from 1994-2003 Doerre was among a select group of schools designated as exemplary by the Texas Successful Schools Award System. Doerre remains a Texas Recognized School. In area competitions, Doerre students consistently win math, speech, and music contests.

Doerre Intermediate School is committed to providing an academically-sound and socially- focused learning environment in which all students are given the opportunity to achieve to their maximum potential.

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