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In a special meeting on August 3, 2020, the Humble ISD school board voted 6 to 1 to begin school online-only on Aug. 11. Schools will shift to in-person instruction on Aug. 17, beginning with special needs students. On Aug. 24, in-person instruction begins for remaining students whose parents elected on-campus instruction. Elementary students will follow a regular schedule, and middle and high school students will attend classes on an A/B (alternating day) schedule. Parents who elected online-only education for their children will be able to continue the option for the entire school year. Read article here
$8.8 million in improvements to KHS to be completed by November 2021
Improvements to Kingwood High School will include a new entryway, a third gym, canopies and a nursing wing in the Career Technology Education area. Read article about these and other district-wide 2018 bond referendum improvements here
Kingwood alumnus Kyle Finnegan makes MLB pitching debut with Washington Nationals
The 2010 graduate and Texas State pitcher walked onto a major league mound for the first time in his career on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Finnegan pitched a scoreless ninth inning while allowing one hit as the Nationals went on to win 9-2 against the Yankees. Read article here
KHS band director Destry Balch selected for new post
Humble ISD has selected Destry Balch to be Director of Fine Arts beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Mr. Balch comes to the districtwide role from Kingwood High School, where he served as KHS Director of Bands for 16 years. Read article here
Winn becomes the first Kingwood baseball player selected in the draft since 2015 when Jack Finnegan was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers. Read article here
Beloved past Humble ISD Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, after a battle with cancer. Photographs and memories may be viewed here.
KHS graduate was among the Blue Angels who flew over Houston on May 6, 2020
Major Frank Zastoupil, an '05 KHS graduate, honored front-line COVID-19 responders & essential workers on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 with formation flights over the Greater Houston Area. Read article here
Humble ISD schools closed for remainder of 2019-20 school year
Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order issued on April 17, 2020 will keep classrooms closed to students throughout Texas for the remainder of the school year as part of a larger plan to protect public health. Humble ISD schools will continue to provide online learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Read district's announcement
UPDATE: Postponed due to coronavirus - KHS 40th Anniversary Celebration
Originally scheduled for Sat., March 21st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; school hopes to reschedule for later in the spring (2020). If held, the event will feature KM4B (Kingwood Band) annual 5k/10k, Band on the Run, at 8:30 am (timed, USATF certified), followed by a 1k Fun Run at 10:00 am. A community-wide celebration of Kingwood High School's 40 years of Strong Traditions & New Beginnings! Will include entertainment, food trucks, bounce house, special guests, race award ceremony, and more. Click here for information.
KHS boys swim team places first in state, girls swim team second
AUSTIN -- For the first time in more than a decade, the Mustangs are back on top. The Kingwood boys captured their sixth overall state championship and first since 2009 on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center. The Kingwood boys weren’t the only Mustangs who came to race on Saturday. The girls team delivered a runner-up finish with 235 points, trailing only Southlake Carroll (284) in the final standings. Read full article
Humble ISD to undertake $30M floodgate project for KHS
Kingwood High School is one step closer to getting some flood relief as the Humble ISD board of trustees on Oct.15, 2019 approved PBK Architects as the architectural firm for a major flood mitigation project.$30M floodgate project. KHS suffered major damage from Hurricane Harvey-related flooding in 2017. Following a $63 million renovation, some parts of KHS flooded during heavy rains in May of 2019 and again during Tropical Storm Imelda in September of 2019. For the 2019-20 academic year, contractors hope to finish gym floor repairs in time to open the gym to student use in early 2020. Read more about the floodgate project here, and about damage to KHS from Tropical Storm Imelda here.
Read a Houston Chronicle article about the KHS community returning home.
Kingwood High School restoration to include improvements
Humble ISD Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen presented four options to the school board at its regular meeting on November 14, 2017. Read a Kingwood Observer article about these options and the administration's recommendation here.
Related: read about a November 15 visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos here.
Over a few days in late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey dropped an unprecedented 40-50 inches of rain over the Houston area. The San Jacinto River rose to record-breaking levels, exceeding even the 1994 floods. The entire KHS campus sustained extensive damage. Visit our Hurricane Harvey page for up-to-date information and ways to help.
Got your shirt?
"KINGWOOD ALUMNI" t-shirts are available for purchase online! Pictured here sporting his alumni tee (and Mustang spirit!) is '84 grad Mark Krimm, speaking to a crowd on campus after the Oct. 2010 Mustang Pride parade (he was on staff at KHS at the time). Photo courtesy Mindy Gardner McQueen ('87).
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