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New Cinco Ranch High School Head Football Coach AnnouncedNew Cinco Ranch High School Head Football Coach Announced2019-05-21T00:35:24Z<div class="ExternalClass9864513CB60E405C8FBEC4260C2F8ADA"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees announced Chris Dudley as the new Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS) Campus Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach during its monthly Work Study meeting.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Coach Dudley recently completed his first season at Taylor High School (THS) as the Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator and Health Education Teacher.  In 2018, the Mustang defense gave up just 18.3 points per game (ppg), which was ninth best out of 64 playoff teams in Class 6A Region 3.  He was also a nominee as the 2019 Greater Houston Area Football Coaches Association (GHFCA) Assistant Coach of the Year.  </p><p>Coach Dudley is no stranger to the CRHS Cougar Family.  Between July 2003 and February 2018, he helped create a successful football program at the school while he was serving as its varsity position coach.  The school was one of only six programs in the Greater Houston area to make the state playoffs for twelve straight years (2006-2017).  The program was one of eight in all of Class 6A to make the area playoffs or better, for seven straight years (2008-2014) and with the assistance of Coach Dudley, the Cougars also reached the state semifinals in 2009 and 2016. <br><span style="text-align:justify;"><br>"I have had the privilege to work with many of the head coaches at Cinco Ranch High for several years and can leverage those great relationships to help bring Cougar athletics to the next level of excellence," said Coach Dudley.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">"I'm also honored to follow in the footsteps of Coach Don Clayton, who helped build an elite program over a 20 year period," added Dudley.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Coach Dudley will take the reins of the Cougar football team on May 21<sup> </sup>and is looking to infuse the team with discipline, character and leadership that will take them to the next level.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Cinco%20Ranch%20High%20Football%20Coach%20Dudley%20May%20201,%202019%208.JPG" alt="Cinco Ranch High Football Coach Dudley May 201, 2019 8.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:333px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Coach Chris Dudley</p><p style="text-align:center;">Cinco Ranch High School Campus Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board of Trustees Welcomes Newly Elected MembersKaty ISD Board of Trustees Welcomes Newly Elected Members2019-05-21T00:35:38Z<div class="ExternalClassFB6B791A435D4511AD433CF0418D3630"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Beginning today, the Katy Independent School District community will see two new faces as part of the District's Board of Trustees.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Donald T. "Duke" Keller, Jr. and Lance Redmon were welcomed as the newest members of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Keller, who will serve as trustee for Position 1 and Redmond, who will serve in Position 2, took the oath of office and were officially sworn in tonight.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Immediately following the swearing in of these board members, both began their roles as part of the school district trustees for the remainder of the Work Study meeting and in a closed meeting.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Board of Trustees is the governing body that oversees and shapes district policies.  Individuals serving as a board member are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Board%20Members%20Sworn%20in%20May%2020,%202019%2024.JPG" alt="Board Members Sworn in May 20, 2019 24.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:333px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">(Left to Right):  Lance Redmond, Katy ISD Position 2 </p><p style="text-align:center;">&<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> Donald T. "Duke" Keller, Jr., Katy ISD Position 1 <br></p></div>
Katy ISD Shines Under the Stars at the Tommy Tunes AwardsKaty ISD Shines Under the Stars at the Tommy Tunes Awards2019-05-14T15:52:04Z<div class="ExternalClass8D4A52EA7FE44A6AAED5DCF12C37ADBC"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">And the winners are…Seven Lakes High School and Tompkins High School!</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">During the 17</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) Tommy Tunes Awards these campuses competed against 43 other Houston area high schools to receive several recognitions for their outstanding work on their full-length musical productions.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Seven Lakes High School's production of Disney's <em>Beauty and the Beast</em> received two awards, one for Senior Jared Guidry as Best Supporting Actor for his role as "<em>Lumiere" </em>and a second<em> </em>award for the orchestra group, which was named the Best Orchestra.  The lighting crew at Tompkins High School, made up of Samantha Hennig, Jeff Miller, Rene Thomas Rodriguez, Vibi Roopnarine and Cameron Strapp, received the Best Lighting Design for the musical <em>Once on This Island.</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Competing in the TUTS Tommy Tunes Awards is a great opportunity for Katy ISD students to promote their creativity through theater, dance and music," said Assistant Director of Fine Arts Damon Archer.  "Such recognition oftentimes ignites the beginning of a lifelong career in performing arts for our Katy ISD students," added Archer.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">TUTS also awards merit and financially-based scholarships to outstanding students, who range from performers, designers, directors, technicians, choreographers and musicians who have been involved in their school's Tommy Tunes production.  Tompkins High School Senior Addison Hurst was named a scholarship recipient this year.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/OTHS%20Accepting%20Award.png" alt="OTHS Accepting Award.png" style="margin:5px;width:337px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Tompkins High School Students Receiving Award<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/SLHS%20accepting%20Award2.JPG" alt="SLHS accepting Award2.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:342px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Seven Lakes High School Students Receiving Award<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Economics Challenge Team Heads to National FinalsKaty ISD Economics Challenge Team Heads to National Finals2019-05-13T20:31:19Z<div class="ExternalClassD515BC91E92142788A92E8DE47896467"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">They're packing their bags and headed to New York City!</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Tompkins High School Economics Challenge Team is advancing to the 19</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual National Economics Challenge Finals, which will take place in New York City on May 18-20.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Eight teams from around the country are advancing to the National Championship event.  Tompkins High School now joins Bellaire High School as the only schools to ever represent Texas in the Economics Challenge Advanced Placement (AP) Division during its 19 years of competition.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The OTHS Economics Challenge Team will be making history when they attend this event," said Tompkins High School AP Economics Teacher Michael Clark. "To see how in this past school year this group of students has worked tirelessly to improve their microeconomics, macroeconomics as well as their international and current event knowledge is an award in itself.  I'm confident they will represent Katy ISD well," added Clark.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The National Champions will then face off against their Chinese counterparts in the final quiz bowl rounds at the end of the New York City event.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/051319_OTHS_Economics%20Challenge%20Team%20Goes%20to%20Nationals.jpg" alt="051319_OTHS_Economics Challenge Team Goes to Nationals.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Attribution:  Daniel VanderKlay, Colin Weil, Kristi Zhang, Ridwana Islam </p><p style="text-align:center;">and AP Economics Teacher Michael Clark<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Its Valedictorians and SalutatoriansKaty ISD Announces Its Valedictorians and Salutatorians2019-05-15T14:49:46Z<div class="ExternalClassDDE03A93603B4287B7679374199204A2"><p>Katy ISD is proud to announce the top two students from each high school who are ranked highest academically in their respective graduating classes.  These students have worked extremely hard from the very first day of their ninth grade year until the last day of their senior year.  Many of them are now moving on to prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation.  The 2018-2019 valedictorians and salutatorians are:<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Cinco Ranch High School:</strong></span></p><ul><li>William Li Wang – Valedictorian<br></li><ul><li>College/University:  Rice University</li><li>Major:  Chemistry</li></ul><li>Nevin George – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Yale University</li><li>Major:  Math and Computer Science</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Katy High School:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Joshua Aman Dierker – Valedictorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major:  Computer Science</li></ul><li>Sarah Catherine Hatcher – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major:  Biology</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Mayde Creek High School</strong></span></p><ul><li>Owais Hyder Ghulam – Valedictorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  University of Houston</li><li>Major:  Chemical Engineering</li></ul><li>Monica Arrambide Valdes – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Texas A&M University</li><li>Major:  Computer Engineering</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Morton Ranch High School</strong></span></p><ul><li>Frederica Anna Kizek – Valedictorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Southern Methodist University</li><li>Major:  Biology on pre-med track and swimming for university</li></ul><li>Bao Khanh Hoang Vu – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Stanford University<br></li><li>Major:  Economics<br></li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Seven Lakes High School</strong></span></p><ul><li>Surya Indukuri – Valedictorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Hofstra University</li><li>Major:  Bio-Chemistry</li></ul><li>Naveen Kumar Venkat – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology</li><li>Major:  Computer Science & Math</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Taylor High School</strong></span></p><ul><li>Lauren Mary Huyentran Nguyen – Valedictorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  University of Houston</li><li>Major: Biology</li></ul><li>Sunny Ann Tang – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Harvard University</li><li>Major:  Chemistry</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tompkins High School</strong></span></p><ul><li>Blake Austin Romero – Valedictorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  University of Texas</li><li>Major:  Computer Science</li></ul><li>Kristi Zhang – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Cornell University</li><li>Major:  Engineering</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/CRHS_William%20Li%20Wang_Valedictorian.JPG" alt="CRHS_William Li Wang_Valedictorian.JPG" style="font-size:14px;text-align:center;margin:5px;width:296px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">William Li Wang</p><p style="text-align:center;">Cinco Ranch High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/CRHS_Nevin%20George_Salutatorian.JPG" alt="CRHS_Nevin George_Salutatorian.JPG" style="font-size:14px;text-align:center;margin:5px;width:296px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Nevin George<br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Cinco Ranch High School Salutatorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/KHS_Joshua%20Aman%20Dierker_Valedictorian.jpg" alt="KHS_Joshua Aman Dierker_Valedictorian.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Joshua Aman Dierker<br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Katy High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/KHS_Sarah%20Catherine%20Hatcher_Salutatorian.jpg" alt="KHS_Sarah Catherine Hatcher_Salutatorian.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Sarah Catherine Hatcher</p><p style="text-align:center;">Katy High School Salutatorian</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/MCHS_Owais%20Hyder%20Ghulam_Valedictorian.JPG" alt="MCHS_Owais Hyder Ghulam_Valedictorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Owais Hyder Ghulam</p><p style="text-align:center;">Mayde Creek High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/MCHS_Monica%20Arrambide%20Valdes_Salutatorian.JPG" alt="MCHS_Monica Arrambide Valdes_Salutatorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Monica Arrambide Valdes</p><p style="text-align:center;">Mayde Creek High School Salutatorian</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/MRHS_Frederica%20Anna%20Kizek_Valedictorian.JPG" alt="MRHS_Frederica Anna Kizek_Valedictorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Frederica Anna Kizek</p><p style="text-align:center;">Morton Ranch High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/MRHS_Bao%20Khanh%20Hoang%20Vu_Salutatorian.JPG" alt="MRHS_Bao Khanh Hoang Vu_Salutatorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Bao Khanh Hoang Vu</p><p style="text-align:center;">Morton Ranch High School Salutatorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/SLHS_Surya%20Indukuri_Valedictorian.JPG" alt="SLHS_Surya Indukuri_Valedictorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Surya Indukuri</p><p style="text-align:center;">Seven Lakes High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/SLHS_Naveen%20Kumar%20Venkat_Salutatorian.JPG" alt="SLHS_Naveen Kumar Venkat_Salutatorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Naveen Kumar Venkat</p><p style="text-align:center;">Seven Lakes High School Salutatorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/THS_Lauren%20Mary%20Huyentran%20Nguyen_Valedictorian.JPG" alt="THS_Lauren Mary Huyentran Nguyen_Valedictorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Lauren Mary Huyentran Nguyen</p><p style="text-align:center;">Taylor High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/THS_Sunny%20Ann%20Tang_Salutatorian.JPG" alt="THS_Sunny Ann Tang_Salutatorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Sunny Ann Tang</p><p style="text-align:center;">Taylor High School Salutatorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/OTHS_Blake%20Austin%20Romero_Valedictorian.JPG" alt="OTHS_Blake Austin Romero_Valedictorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Blake Austin Romero</p><p style="text-align:center;">Tompkins High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/OTHS_Kristi%20Zhang_Salutatorian.JPG" alt="OTHS_Kristi Zhang_Salutatorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Kristi Zhang</p><p style="text-align:center;">Tompkins High School Salutatorian<br></p></div>
Testing Information for Katy ISD StudentsTesting Information for Katy ISD Students2019-05-10T19:35:49Z<div class="ExternalClassCE2603247FFB4E86B563DD9536D1A5E6"><p>Due to the closure of Katy ISD campuses and facilities today, testing information for elementary, junior high, and high school students is as follows:</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Elementary and Junior High:</strong></span></p><p>STAAR 3-8 testing will continue as scheduled starting Monday, May 13.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>High School:</strong></span></p><p>STAAR EOC make-up tests for tests that were administered this week, will take place on Monday, May 13.  AP exams scheduled for Friday, May 10 will be administered on Thursday, May 23.</p><p>Campus principals intend to communicate the status of their campus events and activities scheduled for this evening and weekend via separate enews throughout today and later this evening.<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Spring 2019 Teacher Fair RecapKaty ISD Spring 2019 Teacher Fair Recap2019-05-06T19:36:49Z<div class="ExternalClassDEEA31A3704D447E80878E11E0EAA86D"><p>​The Katy ISD Spring 2019 Teacher Fair, which happened April 27, was a great success! Hosted in the Leonard Merrell Center (LMC), candidates had the opportunity to meet with representatives from each Katy ISD campus as well as the entire district Human Resources (HR)staff to learn what positions are available, get to know the individual campuses’ culture, and to potentially interview for an open job.</p><p>There was a total of 1,157 candidates who came to the event; 571 came to the secondary fair in the morning and 586 came for the elementary fair in the afternoon. In addition to the HR staff, representatives from the LMC, Katy ISD Police, Maintenance and Operations, Technology and Food Services, the Superintendent, General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Assistant Superintendents for School Leadership and Support and the Assistant Superintendent for Operations were in attendance.</p><p>Candidates where instructed to bring their resume and a copy of their certification and/or the TEA/SBEC content exam scores. Each campus had their own table with collateral and available job information. Candidates also had the opportunity to interview and be offered a job at the fair.<br></p><p>Thank you to each of our campuses for representing Katy ISD well and thank you to the candidates for their interest in our incredible district! We’ll see you next time!</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Teacher%20Fair%20April%2027,%202019%2011.JPG" alt="Teacher Fair April 27, 2019 11.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:233px;" /><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Teacher%20Fair%20April%2027,%202019%202.JPG" alt="Teacher Fair April 27, 2019 2.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:233px;" /><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Teacher%20Fair%20April%2027,%202019%2023_3.JPG" alt="Teacher Fair April 27, 2019 23_3.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:233px;" /><br></p></div>
2019 Katy ISD Board Election Final Voting Results2019 Katy ISD Board Election Final Voting Results2019-05-05T02:13:30Z<div class="ExternalClass65A259E9A8AC4F90BA47170429556728"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Final votes for the Katy ISD Board of Trustees Elections have been counted and the unofficial tally is as follows:</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Position 1 Candidates:<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">Sean M. Dolan<br></span><span style="font-size:13px;">Fin</span><span style="font-size:13px;">al Voting Total: 1,062</span></p><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;"></span><br>Rebecca Fox<br>Final Voting Total: 3,320<br><span style="font-size:14px;"><br>Donald T. ("Duke") Keller, Jr. </span></div><p style="text-align:justify;">Final Voting Total:  4,093</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Position 2 Candidate:<br></span><span style="text-align:left;"><br>Lance Eugene Redmon<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">F</span><span style="text-align:justify;">i</span><span style="text-align:justify;">nal Voting Total:  7,563</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/dept/sb/Pages/Board-Election.aspx">Click here</a> for the complete list of election results.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD trustees are the governing body of the school district and are the main advising group that oversees and shapes policies.  Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district. </p><p><br></p></div>

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