The Klein Independent School District is set to open its first new high school campus in 16 years when it opens the $175 million Klein Cain High School.
The new school expects to welcome approximately 1,500 freshman and sophomore students this fall.
Klein Cain High School Principal Nicole Patin previously served as principal at Doerre Intermediate. Her administration work includes serving as associate principal and assistant principal at Klein High School as well as assistant I principal at Glenda Dawson High School in Pearland ISD.
"I'm most excited about seeing the kids in this type of learning environment. It's very different from a lot of the traditional high schools," Patin said. "It is very collaborative, open, and we literally remove a lot of barriers for the kids, both academically and structurally. We have walls that move, glass panels, so I am just excited to see what everyday life is going to look like at Klein Cain."
Additionally, before going into administration, Patin taught biology, anatomy and physiology and PALS. She also coached the women's soccer teams at Westside High School, Clear Creek High School, and Dawson High School after having played soccer on the collegiate level.
Klein Cain High School colors are purple and silver and the mascot is the Hurricanes. The school's core values are collaboration, risk taking, integrity, passion, and problem solving.
"For this school year, my number one goal would be to create a really solid foundation for years to come," Patin said. "My goal is to also have our kids help us create a culture of collaboration, team work, and come together as a family as we start this process and establish traditions for the school."
Klein Cain High School has a total of 173 staff and administration. The new 665,000 square-foot campus, which is the fifth high school in Klein ISD, is named after Jim Cain, former Klein ISD superintendent who worked in the district for 35 years.
"We continue to see strong growth in our district as we add close to 1,000 students each year. The plans for Klein Cain have been on the table for a while and date back to funds associated with our 2008 and 2015 bond programs," said Bret Champion, Klein ISD superintendent. "So, nearly nine years ago, our district, with prudent financial planning by our Board, guidance from our demographers, and feedback form our community, saw the need for another high school to help accommodate growth."
There are six school feeding into the new campus which include Klein High, Klein Oak High School; Ulrich, Doerre, Kleb, and Krimmel intermediates.
The last high school built in Klein ISD was Klein Collins in 2001.
Special program activities include newspaper, theater, yearbook, band, orchestra, choir, dance, and art. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to enroll in career and technology courses such as health science, [ Read full article at chron.com]