New BCI principal
At the June 9 special meeting, Keller school board members approved Stacie Meadows as the principal at Bear Creek Intermediate School, replacing long-time principal Tedna Taylor. Meadows comes to Keller from the Paradise school district where she was the executive director of instructional design. She has also been an elementary assistant principal, reading specialist and elementary school teacher. Meadows has a master’s degree in education administration and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Texas Woman’s University.
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Students, teachers and parents can receive free technology training with Atomic Learning, an online technology support company, thanks to a partnership with the Keller school district. Tutorials and workshops cover blogging, Twitter, Internet safety and other topics. Students can access the sessions through the KISD “K-Cloud” by visiting kcloud.kellerisd.net and logging in with their KISD username and password. Families can connect to Atomic Learning at atomiclearning.com/k12.
A variety of academic, fine arts and athletics camps are going on at Keller district schools throughout June and July. For more information, go to kellerisd.net and click on the link “Summer Camps” at the bottom of the page.
While school is out for summer, Keller school district officials are busy working on plans for next year. Regularly scheduled board meetings are set for June 19 and July 17 and budget workshops for trustees and administrators are scheduled for June 23 and July 31. Officials said last week that the bond advisory committee also would likely meet sometime in July.
- Sandra Engelland
Top Tech Campuses
The Northwest school district’s instructional technology department named Chisholm Trail Middle School of Rhome and Roanoke Elementary School the technology campuses of the year. This achievement recognizes campuses for their growth, consistency, and participation in instructional technology initiatives, programs and events.
Taking Care of Business
The Northwest school district received the Association of School Business Officials International’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for its comprehensive annual financial report for the 2013 fiscal year.
Trustees Meeting Scheduled
The Northwest school board will meet for the last time until August at 7 p.m. June 23 in the board room of the district’s administration building at its main campus.
- Mark Wright