Keller ISD Education Foundation 4th Annual Inspiration Gala Raises More than $140,000

The Keller ISD Education Foundation held its Fourth Annual Inspirational Gala on April 23, raising more than $140,000 to support KISD teachers and students.

Donors, teachers, and dignitaries from the greater Keller area filled the Texas Motor Speedway’s Speedway Club for an evening of celebration and laughter as everyone came together to honor distinguished Keller ISD teachers and to raise funding for the Keller ISD Education Foundation.

“We are so thankful to have such a supportive community of sponsors, donors, and school administrators who all care so much about the success of the Foundation and the Keller ISD children it supports,” said Paige Pohle, Keller ISD Education Foundation Executive Director. “The teacher grants and scholarships that this money allows us to provide will impact tens of thousands of students in Keller ISD.”

Keller Police Department & Stay on Track Coalition Hosting Drug Take Back Event

The Keller Police Department and the Stay on Track Coalition are hosting a Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 30, at two locations in Keller.

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. those with unused or expired medications can drop them off for an anonymous, safe disposal. Two locations will be holding safe disposal collections:

The Keller Police Department

330 Rufe Snow Drive
Keller, Texas 76248

817-743-4500

Baylor Emergency Medical Center

620 S. Main Street, Suite 100
Keller, Texas 76248

The drop-off locations will accept controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications. All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers, and liquid products such as cough syrup (please keep sealed in its original container) will also be accepted.

Globe Life Park Hosts Keller ISD Rangers Night April 26

Join your friends and coworkers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Tuesday, April 26, as the Texas Rangers take on the New York Yankees for Keller ISD Night at the Ballpark.

Cheer on Adrian Beltre, Prince Fielder, Elvis Andrus, and the rest of the defending American League West Division Champions, as the Rangers honor the hard work and dedication of Keller ISD employees, students, and families.

Keller ISD will be recognized at the game as a combined men's chorus from Central High and Hillwood Middle perform the National Anthem, and Board President Craig Allen throws out the ceremonial first pitch.

Discount tickets are available, and the Rangers will donate $1 of every ticket sold to the Keller ISD Education Foundation.

Join Education Foundation for 2016 Inspiration Gala April 23

The Keller ISD Education Foundation is pleased to announce its Fourth Annual Inspiration Gala scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2016.

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This year's theme is It's a Celebration, as the Keller ISD community is invited to celebrate the Foundation's 10 years of service to the District and help recognize KISD's finest teachers. A celebration of innovative efforts in the classroom, the event will recognize this year's Education Foundation Grant Recipients and Campus Teachers of the Year. Keller ISD's District Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year will also be announced.

Keller Coalition Hosts “Communities Talk” Town Hall Meeting

The Stay on Track Coalition will host an Alcohol Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at NorthWood Church, 1870 Rufe Snow Dr., from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. discussing underage drinking prevention as part of Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about the negative impacts of underage drinking, examine laws that prevent those under age 21 from obtaining alcohol, and mobilize the community to take action in prevention initiatives.

The Town Hall Meeting will feature a panel discussion with speakers Dr. Harold Urschel, Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist and Author of “Healing the Addicted Brain”; Sgt. Johnathan Hicks of Keller PD; Amanda Bigbee, Attorney for Keller ISD; and community parents and youth who have been impacted by underage drinking.

Keller ISD Hosts Safety Forum on Online Predators, Human Trafficking on March 9

Keller ISD’s Counseling Department and Safety and Security Department will present their 4th Annual Keller ISD Community Safety Forum on Wednesday, March 9, addressing the issues of online predators and human trafficking.

Led by safety experts and professionals, this event invites parents, students, and the greater Keller ISD community to join together for a candid discussion on these issues and how to keep students safe.

Key presenters at this year's forum will beDr. Sophia Grant, M.D., and Information Security Officer Jody Hawkins, both from Cook Children's Medical Center.

Additional panelists will be on hand to spur discussion on the relevant issues and how they may impact our students and families:

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