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Katy ISD Hosts Regional Open House Events for School-Business PartnershipsKaty ISD Hosts Regional Open House Events for School-Business Partnerships2017-10-17T19:42:44Z<div class="ExternalClass964CFE7F859F4C9BA677AF7B14A7489B"><div>Katy ISD Partners in Education will kick off this year’s School-Business Partnership program at three regional events.  Hosted by Katy ISD campus partnership liaisons, an open house will be held three Friday mornings in October from 8-9:30 a.m. </div><div><br></div><div><strong>​October 20th at Tompkins High School, hosted by:</strong></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Alexander, Davidson, Fielder, Griffin, Holland, Jenks, Kilpatrick, Randolph, Rylander, Shafer, Stanley, Williams Wilson and WoodCreek Elementary Schools</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Beck, Beckendorff, Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes, Tays and WoodCreek Junior High Schools</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes and Tompkins High Schools</div><div><br></div><div><strong>October 27th at Taylor High School, hosted by:</strong></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Bear Creek, Cimarron, Creech, Exley, Hayes, Nottingham Country, Mayde Creek, Memorial Parkway, Pattison, Rhoads, Schmalz, West Memorial and Wolfe Elementary Schools</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Cardiff, Mayde Creek, McMeans, Memorial Parkway and West Memorial Junior High Schools</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Mayde Creek and Taylor High Schools</div><div><br></div><div>The regional open houses provide a once-a-year opportunity for the business community to meet campus leaders from schools in their market area and allow in-depth conversation between the two regarding upcoming events for the school year.  </div><div><br>School-Business Partnerships do not provide advertising opportunities for participating businesses, but rather focus upon human resource involvement.  Partners are encouraged to volunteer via campus specific activities or through existing Partners in Education programs:  KEYS Mentoring, Junior Achievement, Volunteers in Public Schools, Promise to Read and Sister Schools.  </div><div><br>For more information contact Cassandra Hedgpeth, cassandrakhedgpeth@katyisd.org, 281-396-2428.  All guests should RSVP on the Katy ISD Partners in Education website via <a href="/Pages/default.aspx">www.katyisd.org</a> under the “Community” tab.  The RSVP site lists host campuses participating at each of the three events.  </div><div><br></div><div><a href="/dept/pie/Pages/School-BusinessEvents.aspx">Click here</a> to learn more about event locations and to RSVP. </div><div><br></div><div><strong>About Katy ISD Partners in Education</strong> – Katy ISD Partners in Education creates school-support opportunities for parents, businesses and the community by offering a wide variety of options amenable to every schedule, talent and expertise.  We bring volunteers into Katy ISD classrooms at each campus and all grade levels.  To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the “Community” tab at <a href="/Pages/default.aspx">www.katyisd.org</a>.</div><div><br></div></div>
Katy ISD Police Department Seeks Help through Santa Cops ProgramKaty ISD Police Department Seeks Help through Santa Cops Program2017-10-04T18:58:20Z<div class="ExternalClassCA6042A7BAA9474393B8F2F6D7E3AFC8"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD Police Department is sponsoring the 15</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual Santa Cops Program, aimed at helping families that may be experiencing hardships by providing gifts and clothing for their children during the holidays.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">This year, the program anticipates an increased n</span><span style="text-align:justify;">umber of families in need due to the devastation caused by Harvey.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">As in the past, generous sponsors are needed.  Every year students, community organizations as well as district employees make this program a success.  The Katy ISD Police Department welcomes any and all who would like to participate.  If you or someone you know would like to donate and help children this year, please send an email to <a href="mailto:santacops@katyisd.org">santacops@katyisd.org</a>.    </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sponsor information will be sent out around the third-week of November.  After Harvey, the outpouring of love and generosity has been heartwarming and the Katy ISD Police Department would like to continue the community's support throughout the upcoming holidays.</p></div>
National Prescription Drug Take Back EventNational Prescription Drug Take Back Event2017-10-02T17:29:58Z<div class="ExternalClass36B48BF111314F4BBB6FF8858D89513C"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to safely dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The DEA cannot accept needles or sharp objects.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Any liquids must be in prescribed containers.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.</span><br></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center<br>20370 Franz Road<br>Katy, TX  77449</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><strong>Saturday, October 28, 2017<br></strong><strong>10 a.m. – 2 p.m.</strong></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD FFA Students Come Together to Rebuild Stanley Elementary GreenhouseKaty ISD FFA Students Come Together to Rebuild Stanley Elementary Greenhouse2017-10-04T13:12:01Z<div class="ExternalClass3B2DF67EF4D740F2B31FD568DD72036A"><div class="ExternalClass38E2406AE33249DEA25DB98FE963834F" style="text-align:justify;"><p style="text-align:left;"><span>Stanley Elementary students are now enjoying a new greenhouse thanks to Morton Ranch High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) students.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:left;">Last spring, a severe thunderstorm completely destroyed the structure where various science experiments were being housed.  Replacing the greenhouse with its original components was projected to cost thousands of dollars.  However, the FFA students sprung into action with the assistance of several Katy ISD departments.</p><p style="text-align:left;">The Risk Management Department provided assistance to purchase the needed materials, which allowed students to begin designing and building a larger framework with steel tubing.  The Maintenance and Operations Department worked hand in hand with the students to provide the finishing touches.  </p><p style="text-align:left;">Collaboration among these groups ended with the successful completion of this project, along with a cost saving to the campus.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><img alt="100217_Stanley Greenhouse (1) - smaller.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/100217_Stanley%20Greenhouse%20(1)%20-%20smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"><img alt="100217_Stanley Greenhouse (2) - smaller.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/100217_Stanley%20Greenhouse%20(2)%20-%20smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"><img alt="100217_Stanley Greenhouse (3) - smaller.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/100217_Stanley%20Greenhouse%20(3)%20-%20smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"><img alt="100217_Stanley Greenhouse (4) - smaller.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/100217_Stanley%20Greenhouse%20(4)%20-%20smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"><img alt="100217_Stanley Greenhouse (5) - smaller.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/100217_Stanley%20Greenhouse%20(5)%20-%20smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p style="text-align:left;"><img alt="100217_Stanley Greenhouse (6) - smaller.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/100217_Stanley%20Greenhouse%20(6)%20-%20smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:left;"> </p><p><br> </p></div></div>
Katy ISD Board Approves Resolution for Reappraisal of Properties Affected by HarveyKaty ISD Board Approves Resolution for Reappraisal of Properties Affected by Harvey2017-09-29T17:27:59Z<div class="ExternalClass03F2190B6963465AB3F74A3F2E5DD77A"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Board of Trustees has approved a resolution requesting the appraisal districts of Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties to reappraise Katy ISD zoned homes and businesses flooded as a result of Harvey.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">By law, property owners must continue to pay taxes on the full value of their property, even if it has been damaged or destroyed.  Additionally, only a taxing entity, such as a school district, can request a reappraisal of a property after a county has completed its appraisal process for the year.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"While no homeowner will be required to seek a reappraisal of their home as a result of the Board's action, this resolution will clear the way for thousands of our families who are recovering from Harvey to seek tax relief on properties damaged by the storm," said Lance Hindt, Katy ISD superintendent.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy area weathered a historical storm last month which left thousands of residents displaced and a number of neighborhoods destroyed.  When the three appraisal districts approve Katy ISD's request, the Board of Trustees will have created options for residents still facing housing, financial and recovery challenges due to the storm.  </p></div>
Katy ISD Extends Free Meals for StudentsKaty ISD Extends Free Meals for Students2017-09-28T21:46:16Z<div class="ExternalClassD9C9C4E2DF8A46EA8A32D75511D17C9D"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD was granted permission by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to extend their free breakfast and lunch service to all Katy ISD students through October 31.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The initiative was previously designated for the month of September.  However, because many Katy ISD families were impacted by the storm and the recovery efforts are ongoing, the District requested a program extension which was approved by the TDA.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As the rebuilding process takes place in neighborhoods across the district, we encourage the public to visit our <a href="/Pages/Harvey-FAQ.aspx">Frequently Asked Questions</a> guide for more information.   </p></div>
Miller Career Cosmetology Services Available to the PublicMiller Career Cosmetology Services Available to the Public2017-09-27T13:18:41Z<div class="ExternalClass41EB4B0361044583ABDB3AD9E700FD39"><p>Miller Career and Technology Center (MCTC) Cosmetology Salon is now open for community customers!! </p><p>Katy ISD's Cosmetology program has some well qualified students who have been training in the fundamentals of skin, hair and nail care.  In a salon-like environment, the MCTC cosmetology students are constantly learning artistic business practices to prepare them for the workforce.  Some of the services include haircuts, thermal styling, formal up-dos, waxing, facials, manicures and pedicures among other services.</p><p>Book your beauty essentials today by calling 281-237-7566 or visit the <a href="/campus/MCTC/Documents/Cosmo%20Flyer%20Jan.%202017.pdf">MCTC Cosmetology Department website.</a></p><p>​​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Cosmo%202017%20flyer.jpg" alt="Cosmo 2017 flyer.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time 2017-09-22T15:55:08Z<div class="ExternalClassF311D8DB26B041319FDCC2F4C340420B"><p>​As many families and staff continue recovery efforts in our neighborhoods, homes and community, we are also slowly but surely getting back on track with the business of teaching and learning across Katy ISD campuses.  As you ​​know, our students lost two weeks of instructional time as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey.  However, because the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be waiving up to 10 instructional days, there will be no need to extend the 2017-18 instructional calendar, or to modify the Thanksgiving, Christmas/winter, and spring breaks.​</p><p>Our Curriculum Department has worked diligently over the past few weeks to realign and restructure the curriculum unit plans to ensure that all state standards will be taught this school year.  As such, there will be no gaps in the taught and tested curriculum. </p><p>Also, to ensure that our students receive the full benefits of the Katy ISD learning experience, we have identified means to regain lost instructional time to deliver additional support to students.  This includes providing enrichment resources for our families, supplementary study opportunities for Advanced Placement (AP) students, and extending four early release days to full days of instruction.   </p><p><u>Enrichment Resources for Families:<br></u>Online instructional enrichment activities developed by our Curriculum Department are available for parents or guardians to work with their child(ren) at home.  These enhanced learning activities are ungraded and optional, and are available on the <a href="/dept/ci/Pages/Enrichment.aspx">Katy ISD Curriculum & Instruction website​</a>. Each core subject area will be covered for the remainder of the school year.  These subjects include language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. ​</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Support for Advanced Placement (AP) Students:<br></span>Additional study opportunities will also be offered to students preparing for the May 2018 AP exams. Review sessions and resources are currently being developed and will be shared with students, and published on the website later this Fall.</p><p><u>Extending Four Early Release Days:<br></u>The 2017-2018 instructional calendar included six "early release" days that are typically designated for professional development, teacher preparation, and parent conferences. Four of the previously designated early release days (Oct. 9, 20, Feb 16, April 13) will be extended to full instructional days.  This is designed to allow students more time in the classroom, as well as to serve the needs of so many of our families who are displaced by Harvey and depending, now more than ever, on the daily routine of school to bring a sense of normalcy to their child(ren)'s lives.  We understand that October 9 and 20 had been set aside for parent/teacher conferences at many campuses.  However, in lieu of the in-person conferences, parents are encouraged to communicate with teachers by email and/or phone.  Parents should also continue to monitor their student's progress on the <a href="/pages/home-access-center.aspx">Home Access Center</a>.  Friday, December 15 and Thursday, May 24 will remain "early release" days since final exams are given on those dates.</p><p>Thank you for your understanding as we move forward with these post-Harvey initiatives to recapture lost instructional time and to provide additional support to our students and families. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your school. </p></div>

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