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Keller ISD to Participate in National College Colors Day on August 29th

College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting college-readiness and the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience by encouraging fans across America to wear their favorite college colors/gear.
Keller ISD is excited to participate in this fun, district-wide event and is encouraging all students, faculty, staff members, and administrators to dress in their favorite college attire on Friday, August 29, 2014.

Use #KISDCollegeColors to follow along and see photos from our campuses!
In addition, a contest will be held in search of the district's 'Most Spirited' student and employee from each level (ES, MS/IS, HS, Admin Facilities). Prizes will be awarded.

Details are as follows:

Take a Vintage Journey Through the Wine Regions of Texas, Washington and Italy at 28th Annual Grapefest

Take a vintage journey with unique wines, fantastic finds, live entertainment and family-friendly fun at the 28th Annual GrapeFest® - A Wine Experience in Historic Downtown Grapevine September 11, 12, 13 and 14. The four-day festival will feature premium wines from Texas, the state of Washington and high-end premium wines from five of Italy’s wine regions. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a trip to the west coast or Europe to sample wines not normally available in Texas, come to GrapeFest to embark on your wine journey for just a few dollars. For up to the minute schedule and event information, visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest.

Brown Bag with Dr. Reid 2014-15 Dates Announced

The dates for the 2014-15 Brown Bag with Dr. Reid events have been announced with the Keller ISD Superintendent scheduled to host events at eight campuses this year.

Brown Bag events are an opportunity for parents and community members to meet and visit with Superintendent Dr. Randy Reid as he shares the latest happenings in the District and answers questions from those in attendance. Each month of the school year, Dr. Reid visits a different campus hosted by the respective school's PTA. Every year a different set of schools is selected to host a Brown Bag event.

This year's schedule includes:
• September 25, 2014 – Hidden Lakes Elementary School
• October 16, 2014 – Indian Springs Middle School
• November 13, 2014 – Timber Creek High School

Register for the 6th Annual Hot Hatch Chili Run, Walk & Roll

6th Annual Hot Hatch Chile Run, Walk & Roll

Benefiting Neuro Assistance Foundation

August 23, 2014

5K & 1 Mile

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Central Market Southlake will once again be the presenting sponsor for this popular event.

Have you heard about the post-run Hatch Breakfast in the Central Market Cafe? It's free for all participants!

Keller ISD to Implement Strings Academy for 2014-15 School Year

Keller ISD is excited to announce the inaugural year of an orchestra program in the District, The Keller ISD Strings Academy. The Academy will consist of two programs – a District-wide orchestra program open to all students in Kindergarten through 12th grade and a fourth grade violin program that will take place at eleven of Keller ISD’s elementary campuses.

“We are thrilled to bring these orchestra opportunities to students in Keller ISD,” said Kim Blann, Director of Fine Arts. “Numerous studies show the earlier you expose children to music, the more likely it is for them to have increased math scores, a stronger propensity towards learning foreign languages, as well as a healthy emotional outlet.”

Enjoy Tax-Free Shopping August 8-10, 2014

Hurray! Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 8-10, 2014 - the state's annual sales tax holiday. The law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, saving hoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Other tax-free items include school supplies under $100 and backpacks under $100 for elementary and secondary students.

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