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Katy ISD Police Department Hosts Undercover Chat for Federal Initiative to Prevent Child ExploitationKaty ISD Police Department Hosts Undercover Chat for Federal Initiative to Prevent Child Exploitation2016-06-23T20:38:27Z<div class="ExternalClassF6F2DA3B2D0D4FE4A83059E3C48A4B2A"><p><em>Three-day operation leads to 10 arrests</em></p><p>The Katy ISD Police Department hosted an undercover chat operation as part of the Federal Initiative "Operation Broken Heart," a two-month investigative effort aimed at effectively identifying and arresting individuals engaging in the online sexual exploitation of children.   </p><p>Individuals involved in these types of crimes are likely to commit other crimes of opportunity including abductions and sexual assaults of children. The Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and assisting agencies have committed to aggressively participate in the initiative. They are joined by 60 other coordinated task forces across the U.S., representing more than 3,300 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. </p><p>During the three-day operation held in Katy, Fort Bend County, 10 offenders were identified and arrested for online solicitation of a minor and attempted sexual assault of a minor. The Katy ISD Police Department found the operation to be extremely successful due in large part to the support of surrounding police agencies and the community's dedication to keeping children safe from predators. </p><p>Agencies assisting in the Katy ISD Police Department ICAC operation included Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office, Waller County District Attorney's Office, Houston Police Department, Rosenberg Police Department, Harris County Multi Agency Gang Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Department of Public Safety and Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office.</p><p>Click <a href="/Documents/KISD%20ICAC%20Op%20Mugshots%20Combined.pdf">here</a> to view offenders arrested during the Katy ISD Police Department ICAC operation. </p></div>
Important Changes to STAAR Grades 3-8 Reporting Test Results to DistrictsImportant Changes to STAAR Grades 3-8 Reporting Test Results to Districts2016-06-23T20:18:03Z<div class="ExternalClass7506BCAE67164785BAC01AD3D60DF512"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">S</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">TA</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">AR grades 3-8 test result information, originally scheduled to arrive in districts on June 15, was moved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Tuesday, July 5, 2016</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">.  The TEA apologizes for this delay, and understands the significant inconvenience that late reporting will cause students, parents, teachers and school district personnel.</span></p><p>Parents/Guardians will receive a copy of their child's Confidential Student Report (CSR) at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.  ​</p><p>Beginning on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, parents may view their child's 2016 STAAR grades 3-8 test results online using either the Katy ISD <a href="/Pages/Home-Access-Center.aspx">Home Access Center</a> (HAC) or the <a href="" style="line-height:1.5;">Texas Assessment Data Student Portal</a><span style="line-height:1.5;">.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p><p>However, please note that the HAC <span style="text-decoration:underline;">will not</span> be available to parents from July 15 – July 17 but will be accessible again beginning on July 18, 2016.  </p><p>In order to access the Student Portal, parents must have the child's <em>Unique Access Code </em>and the date of birth. <em>The Unique Access </em>Code is assigned by the state and remains the same for the student during the entire state STAAR testing program.  The <em>Unique Access Code</em> is located on any past STAAR Confidential Student Report (CSR) at the bottom of the CSR or in the Home Access Center (HAC).  </p><p>Parent Directions to Access 2016 STAAR 3-8 STAAR Testing Results (English) <a href="/Documents/Parent%20Directions%20to%20Access%202016%20STAAR%203-8%20STAAR%20Testing%20Results%20(English).pdf">click here</a>.</p><p>Parent Directions to Access 2016 STAAR 3-8 STAAR Testing Results (Spanish) <a href="/Documents/Parent%20Directions%20to%20Access%202016%20STAAR%203-8%20STAAR%20Testing%20Results%20(Spanish).pdf">click here</a>. </p><p>If you do not have internet access or if you have questions about STAAR testing, please contact your child's 2015-2016 campus.</p></div>
Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Teacher Grant RecipientsKaty ISD Education Foundation Announces Teacher Grant Recipients2016-06-21T15:16:51Z<div class="ExternalClass5372FF3ECB2D4DE2A059A550C3630FF9"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;">The Katy ISD</span><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;"> Education Foundation recently announced its fourth year of Inspiring Imagination teacher grant recipients. This year, 200 Katy ISD teachers at 33 different campuses were chosen for grants totaling $206,627. Grant activities range from school gardens to robotics and extend to all subjects and grade levels. Funding will be provided for the 2016-2017 school year.<br><br></span><p><strong>Individual Grant Recipients</strong> (One teacher for up to $1,000):</p><ul><li><strong>Bear Creek Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Karen Baker</li><li><strong>Bethke Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Christina Dismuke </li><li><strong>Cardiff Junior High -</strong><em> </em>Stephen Bennett </li><li><strong>Creech Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Donna Parker</li><li><strong>Fielder Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Erica Foster</li><li><strong>Golbow Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Stephanie Watt-Johnson</li><li><strong>Katy Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Rose Marie Sager</li><li><strong>Mayde Creek High School -</strong><em> </em>Frances Ohanenye</li><li><strong>Shafer Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Brette Kuretsch</li><li><strong>Taylor High School-</strong><em> </em>Lisa Estill </li><li><strong>West Memorial Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Brittany Brehm.</li></ul><p><strong>Team Grant Recipient Project Leaders </strong>(Three or more teachers for up to $5,000):</p><ul><li><strong>Alexander Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Stephanie Rainosek and Terra Palmer</li><li><strong>Beckendorff Junior High - </strong>Tricia Gragnano Reyes</li><li><strong>Cimarron Elementary –</strong>Angela Plut</li><li><strong>Cinco Ranch Junior High</strong><em> </em>- Yolanda Hiller</li><li><strong>Exley Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Bethany Paetow</li><li><strong>Franz Elementary - </strong>Tracy John</li><li><strong>Hayes Elementary -</strong> Sara Hernandez</li><li><strong>Holland Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Stephanie Nady</li><li><strong>Itinerant Teams (multiple campuses) -</strong> Luis Villanueva and Denise Cloyes</li><li><strong>Katy Junior High -</strong><em> </em>Candice Thomas</li><li><strong>Katy Junior High</strong> - Elizabeth Flowers</li><li><strong>Mayde Creek Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Rhea Marsh </li><li><strong>Mayde Creek High School -</strong> Ashley Griffiths,<em> </em>Sara Bauler,<em> </em>Kathie Fry,<em> </em>Mary Lee House,<em> </em>Amber Allen<strong> </strong>and<strong> </strong>Mary Miron </li><li><strong>McRoberts Elementary - </strong>Jeanna Bruno</li><li><strong>Memorial Parkway Junior High </strong><em>- </em>Yasmina Walker</li><li><strong>Morton Ranch High School -</strong><em> </em>Myrea Schmidt </li><li><strong>Pattison Elementary - </strong>Christi Elrod</li><li><strong>Seven Lakes High School - </strong>Chad Meyer,<em> </em>Robert Perkins,<em> </em>Karl Burford,<em> </em>Nick Flora</li><li><strong>Shafer Elementary - </strong>Hillary Bartee,<em> </em>JeanAnn Naumann and Kim Forbes</li><li><strong>Stephens Elementary - </strong>Meghan Jones </li><li><strong>Sundown Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Leah Miller</li><li><strong>Taylor High School -</strong><em> </em>Nicole Brayton,Ryan Nutt and<em> </em>Elizabeth Trader</li><li><strong>Tompkins High School - </strong>Ryan Culver</li><li><strong>West Memorial Elementary -</strong><em> </em>Lisa Al-Saedi</li><li><strong>West Memorial Junior High - </strong>Tina Dycus</li><li><strong>Williams Elementary - </strong>Virginia Stout,<em> </em>Kara Lowery<strong> </strong>and<strong> </strong>Brenda Pennington</li><li><strong>Winborn Elementary - </strong>Whitney Jackson</li><li><strong>Wolfe Elementary - </strong>Megan Barnett​​​​​</li></ul><p>In its first four years, the Katy ISD Education Foundation has awarded more than $725,000 in Inspiring Imagination grants to teachers at campuses all over Katy ISD. The Foundation exists to raise support for and manage the grant program, an initiative created by the Foundation's Board of Directors to provide funding for innovative classroom experiences not possible within the parameters of a school district budget.  </p><p>Grants are made possible by annual pledges from business and community investors, one-time contributions and events. The Foundation hosts two major fundraising events every year: Fireflies and Foodtrucks, slated for September 15, 2016, and its spring GROOVE jazz event. BP, the Foundation's Cornerstone Investor, funded multiple grants for its BP STEM Grant Program. </p><p>The Katy ISD Education Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization for which donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. <a href="">Click here</a> to learn more about the foundation.  </p></div>
Katy ISD Education Foundation Establishes Alton Frailey Endowment FundKaty ISD Education Foundation Establishes Alton Frailey Endowment Fund2016-06-16T13:46:34Z<div class="ExternalClass6383904709DD438A90532D5AB18BC4DE"><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Education Foundation recently established the <strong>Alton Frailey Endowment Fund </strong>honoring the retiring Katy ISD Superintendent. Frailey played a pivotal role in the Education Foundation's launch during his tenure as superintendent.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The fund will provide a solid financial base for Foundation operations and the organization's <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grant program.  Contributions to the fund are currently being accepted. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Education Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization for which donations are tax deductible. Click <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">here</span></a> for more information on the Katy ISD Education Foundation or contact them at <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> or 281-396-6031. </p><p><img alt="06-15-16 KISD Ed Foundation Frailey Endowment.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/06-15-16%20KISD%20Ed%20Foundation%20Frailey%20Endowment.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:399px;" /> </p></div>
Katy ISD to Receive Award at National Sports Security Conference Katy ISD to Receive Award at National Sports Security Conference 2016-06-15T14:05:37Z<div class="ExternalClassCCCBCA324D324640923B5B85305FD7A5"><p>​Katy ISD will receive the <strong>Facility of Merit Award</strong> at the <strong>National Sports Security Conference</strong> on July 13th, in Phoenix, Arizona. A total of 12 sports facilities will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues. Katy ISD will receive the award in the National Federation of High School Associations category. </p><p>More than 300 security professionals are expected for the national conference, hosted by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi. </p><p>"The Facility of Merit Award is to allow professional leagues, NCAA member institutions and marathon and endurance organizations to honor outstanding facilities that have gone above and beyond for their sports safety and security," said NCS4 Director Dr. Lou Marciani. "These contributions involve enhancing safety and security at their venue beyond what is normally required, and setting an example for other facilities to follow."</p><p>Marciani noted that each league or organization selects the criteria and makes the determination as to which facility will be recognized. <a href="">Click here</a> for more information about the awards. </p></div>
Katy ISD Class of 2016 Graduates Accept More than $24 Million in ScholarshipsKaty ISD Class of 2016 Graduates Accept More than $24 Million in Scholarships2016-06-14T15:43:34Z<div class="ExternalClassB788036CCF334D69A36E8799C6DE4174"><p>​A<span style="font-family:calibri;"> total of 711 students from the Katy ISD graduating Class of 2016 received $24,613,740 in academic and/or athletic scholarships. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:calibri;">The total amount of academic scholarships earned is $19,299,127 and athletic scholarships totaled $5,314,613.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:calibri;">Total scholarships accepted per campus are as follows:</span></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Campus</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Academic Scholarships</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Athletic Scholarships</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Total</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Cinco Ranch HS</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$4,754,128</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$1,780,998</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$6,535,126</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Katy HS</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$3,199,349</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$2,491,161</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$5,690,510</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Mayde Creek HS</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$2,829,079</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$65,010</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$2,894,089</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Morton Ranch HS</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$2,255,103</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$162,444</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$2,417,547</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Raines HS</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$2,000</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">N/A</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$2,000</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Seven Lakes HS</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$1,707,288</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$216,400</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$1,923,688</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Taylor HS</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$1,799,400</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$342,600</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$2,142,000</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tompkins HS</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$2,752,780</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$256,000</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">$3,008,780</td></tr></tbody></table></div>
Katy ISD Parents Stay Connected ‘On The Go’ with District Mobile AppKaty ISD Parents Stay Connected ‘On The Go’ with District Mobile App2016-06-13T18:04:59Z<div class="ExternalClass86E0CDA5A66C4687A589F6BB4B162A04"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;">The Katy Independent School District offers parents a way to access their student's information and much more while on the go with the District's free mobile app</span><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;">.</span><p>Katy <em>OnTheGo</em> is designed to help parents stay connected with their student's campus and the District anywhere, anytime.  On this app, parents can find news feeds which can be customized to their child's campus, and calendar feeds which can be downloaded directly into their personal calendar.  Parents can also find links to many of the sites they would normally access from the main Katy ISD website such as MyPaymentsPlus, bus route information, and the District's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites. </p><p>Additionally, parents can access student data including meal balances, assignments, attendance, library information and grades using the "Student Information" icon.  </p><p>The app is free and available for download on all Android or Apple smart phones and devices.  <a href="/sites/mobileapp">Click here</a> for more information on Katy ISD's mobile app.</p></div>
Katy ISD Board of Trustees Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent of SchoolsKaty ISD Board of Trustees Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schools2016-06-11T00:17:01Z<div class="ExternalClassC848971403E24781B3F22D51896E9E96"><p>​<strong>Katy ISD Board of Trustees Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schools</strong></p><p>Today the Katy ISD Board of Trustees, during a special board meeting, named <strong>Dr. Lawrence Hindt</strong> as the lone finalist for the position of Katy ISD Superintendent of Schools. </p><p>Dr. Hindt has served as superintendent of Allen ISD since March 2014. Under his leadership, the school district has earned numerous awards and recognitions, including being named as a finalist in the 2016 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program and a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education School Board Award.  The Dallas Morning News also named Allen ISD as one of the Top 100 Places to Work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2015. </p><p>Prior to his role at Allen ISD, Dr. Hindt served as superintendent of schools for the Stafford Municipal School District since May 2011.  </p><p>He began his career at Fort Bend ISD as a geography, health and physical education teacher at Dulles High School.  He later became assistant principal at the school and was promoted to director of the Fort Bend ISD Technical Education Center.  He then served as principal of Dulles High School until his appointment as assistant superintendent in 2007. </p><p>Dr. Hindt completed his post-doctorate work in educational leadership at Lamar University in Beaumont and earned his doctorate from the University of Houston, his master's degree from Prairie View A&M University and his undergraduate degree from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa.</p><p>Dr. Hindt is also a proud 1983 graduate of James E. Taylor High School in Katy ISD.  He and his wife Kathryn have two children, Zach and Alex.</p><p>He will begin his role as superintendent of Katy ISD on August 1, 2016.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Hindt Picture.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Hindt%20Picture.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:279px;height:420px;" /> </p></div>

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