In spite of a slow-down in the housing market, our school district continues to grow at a very fast pace and we remain among the top 25 districts in the state for continued student growth! As we work toward the need for a Bond 2008 program that will be on the May 10th ballot, we continue to build new schools to accommodate the students that are moving into the school district. Fall Creek Elementary School is the next school that is scheduled to open in August 2008. The design of the school, with a capacity of 750 students, is identical to the schools that have recently opened in the Woodland Pines, Park Lakes, and Eagle Springs subdivisions. The new schools to be built from our Bond 2005 program include Aug. 2008 - Fall Creek Elementary School – 750 students On Mesa Drive in Fall Creek Aug. 2009 - Summer Creek High School - 3,200 students South of Beltway 8 in Summerwood area Aug. 2009 - Elementary School No. 25 – 750 students On West Lake Houston Parkway in Lakeshore Aug. 2010 - Middle School No. 8 – 1,050 students On Woodson Park Drive in Summerwood, adjacent to a YMCA Other major renovation projects in process include an 800-student classroom addition to Atascocita High School which will be completed in August 2008. With the 800-student addition, the total student capacity of Atascocita High will be 3,200 students. At Humble High School (HHS), the six academic houses are finished and being used by students and teachers. The remaining renovations at HHS will be completed in phases with the last phase finishing in October 2008. The areas included in the final phases are the kitchen, cafeteria, auditorium, competition gym, band, orchestra, choir, and the career technology areas. The HHS kitchen will be closed after Spring Break and will reopen at the start of school year in August. During the kitchen renovations, meals will be prepared off-site, brought to HHS daily, and served in the cafeteria (as was done successfully the past few months at Kingwood High School). Over the next several weeks, the portable buildings will be removed from the parking lot at the front of HHS. Once the renovations are completed, the design capacity for HHS will be 2,400 students. At Kingwood High School (KHS), the science wing, special education areas, the administrative offices, the auditorium, natatorium, gymnastics and dance facilities are completed and being used. The newly remolded kitchen at KHS will open in early March 2008. The next phase of construction involves the seven academic houses at the back of the school. These seven academic houses are scheduled to be completed by the start of school in August 2008. With the exception of the softball field, the remaining renovations at KHS will be completed in phases with the last phase finishing in January 2009. The remaining areas to be renovated include the two gymnasiums, the band hall, library, computer labs, and career and technology areas. The expanded teacher parking lot at the back of KHS will be completed this summer. The new softball field will be completed in the spring of 2009. When completed, Kingwood High will be able to accommodate 2,800 students. We are very grateful to our community for their ongoing support in helping us meet the demands of a fast-growing student population. Please keep an eye on our district web site www.humble.k12.tx.us for update construction information. Guy M. Sconzo, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools