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Katy ISD Partners in Education Hosts KEYS Mentor Program Kick OffKaty ISD Partners in Education Hosts KEYS Mentor Program Kick Off2016-08-25T20:47:55Z<div class="ExternalClassC66AA2D2D3F64B11B7E719DD8D4A21FB">​<span style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;">Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success – KEYS – the Katy ISD mentor program, will kick off another successful year of mentoring on Thursday, September 22, from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Merrell Center.  Katy ISD campuses will host tables for their mentors along with any community members who might be interested in becoming a mentor. </span><div><font color="#222222" face="verdana, arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14.3px;"><br></span></font><span style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"></span><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">KEYS is a relationship, not a tutoring, program that matches a caring adult with a student on the brink of success. Mentors make a one-school-year commitment and meet with their students for up to one hour each week, on campus, during the school day, during the school year.  KEYS survey results from the 2015-2016 school year showed that 88% of KEYS students increased grades, 80% decreased absences and 87% decreased discipline referrals.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Over its 20-year-history, thousands of mentors have changed the trajectory of their KEYS student's lives.  As school starts this year, hundreds of Katy ISD students are waiting for a mentor of their own.  If you have <strong>ever thought about becoming a mentor</strong>, or if you are <strong>already a KEYS mentor</strong>, please join us at the KEYS Kick Off.  Click <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7DZRPWH">HERE</a> to RSVP or click <a href="https://apps.katyisd.org/public/KEYSMentorApplication/Default.aspx">HERE</a> to complete a KEYS mentor application.  For more information please contact Martha Brown at 281.396.2468, or <a href="mailto:marthabrown@katyisd.org"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">marthabrown@katyisd.org</span></a>. </p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><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 <a href="/dept/pie/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Partners in Education.</a>​​</p></div></div>
Katy ISD Students Attend Lone Star Leadership AcademyKaty ISD Students Attend Lone Star Leadership Academy2016-08-25T13:14:01Z<div class="ExternalClass0218CB92212F4482BDC2C355E098F811"><p>​Twenty-one Katy ISD 4<sup>th</sup>-8<sup>th</sup> graders participated in Education in Action's summer <strong>2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy</strong> camps. The group were among 1,144 students who traveled to Fort Worth (4<sup>th</sup>, 5<sup>th</sup> and 6<sup>th</sup> graders), Austin/ San Antonio (5<sup>th</sup>, 6<sup>th</sup> and 7<sup>th</sup> graders), and Houston/Galveston (6<sup>th</sup>, 7<sup>th</sup> and 8<sup>th</sup> graders) to take part in the camps. </p><p>The following students were selected for the program based on demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation, and involvement in school/community activities. <br></p><p><strong>Alexander Lee</strong>, Beckendorff Junior High<br><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Timothy Lin, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Beckendorff Junior High<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Alexia Partouche, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Beckendorff Junior High <br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Santiago Pinzon, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Beckendorff Junior High<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Jeffrey Song, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Becke</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">ndorff Junior High<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Daniel Chen, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Holland Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Jessica Kizer Trompiz, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Holland Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Braden LeFoll, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Cimarron Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Lily Sherman, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Cimarron Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Natalia Childress, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Shafer Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Cayman Terbrock, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Shafer Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Megan Green, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Schmalz Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Sophie Hartono, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Exley Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Andre Athari, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Wolfe Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Brett Dolejsi, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Wolfe Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Dani McCarthy, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Wolfe Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Lilly Nove, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Wolfe Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Kirsten Kam, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Rylander Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Nicole Lavrack, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Rylander Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Andy Liu, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Rylander Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Roger Liu, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Rylander Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Samuel Yin, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Rylander Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Max Chen, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Alexander Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Miranda Li, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Alexander Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">LuLu Ma, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Alexander Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Vincent Xia</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">, Alexander Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Nathan Yuan, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Alexander Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Gavin Wang, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Creech Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Ryan Zhou, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">Creech Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Ashley Nam, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">WoodCreek Elementary<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Giselle Miko, </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">WoodCreek Junior High</span></p><p>During the week-long, overnight camps, these distinguished students developed leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas. Participants experienced what they are learning in school through visits to notable and historically significant Texas sites. Venues included places such as the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on the Dallas/Fort Worth program and the offices of participants' state legislators at the Texas State Capitol, among many other sites. In addition, professionals at the sites visited introduced students to a wide variety of unique careers during each camp.</p><p>Education in Action, a non-profit organization, hosts Lone Star Leadership Academy camps to empower young people to be informed,active leaders in their communities. Outstanding Texas students are invited to participate in Lone Star Leadership Academy camps in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio and Houston/Galveston.</p><p>Click <a href="http://educationinaction.org/">here</a> for more information on the Lone Star Leadership Academy.</p></div>
Don't miss out on the Parent Technology Information Night - August 25thDon't miss out on the Parent Technology Information Night - August 25th2016-08-19T21:14:07Z<div class="ExternalClass2DD7B1F0604249E987D94A55C4785BA6"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Mark your calendars for the first-ever </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Parent Technology Information Night</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> on Thursday, August 25, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Education Support Complex located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane.  Come and learn about the digital resources have available for students in Katy ISD.  Katy ISD's Technology and Curriculum departments will be on hand to inform you about the amazing tools available to students such as:  Home Access Center, Canvas, Online Textbooks, MyKaty, Curriculum Search, InfoSnap and much more.​</span></p><p>Click <a href="http://tiny.cc/katyparent">here</a> to RSVP.</p></div>
2016 October TAKS Exit Level Retest2016 October TAKS Exit Level Retest2016-08-17T14:27:02Z<div class="ExternalClassE817D8A939754052ADD8FA4960DD0046"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Students who have not received a high school diploma because they did not meet the passing standard on sections of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) </span><span style="line-height:1.5;text-decoration:underline;">Exit Level</span><span style="line-height:1.5;"> will have the opportunity to retake the necessary subject area tests in October, 2016.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">The TEAMS and TAAS tests are no longer being offered; however, individuals eligible to take TEAMS or TAAS will take the appropriate part of the TAKS Exit Level English language arts and/or mathematics test.</span></p><p>Students currently enrolled in school who need to retest are automatically registered; however, <strong>those who are out of school must register online</strong> by 5:00 p.m. (CT), September 23, 2016.   Individuals will need to register online for the TAKS test by accessing the website at <a href="http://www.texasassessment.com/taksoos">http://www.TexasAssessment.com/taksoos</a>.   The registration process will be <span style="text-decoration:underline;">online</span> only.  The online submission, beginning August 8, 2016, must be completed by 5:00 p.m. (CT), on September 23, 2016.  Online registrations received after this date <span style="text-decoration:underline;">will not be processed</span>.  Examinees can continue to register at a participating campus on the day of testing, <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>if the campus can accommodate them.</em></span>  All examinees should arrive at the test site 30 minutes before the designated testing start time of 7:30 a.m.  Examinees <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>must</strong></span> present picture identification (such as driver's license, DPS ID, military ID, school ID, or resident alien card) to test.  </p><p>The 2016 October TAKS tests will be administered <strong>online only</strong> on the following dates:​</p><ul><li>October 17, 2016                      ELA</li><li>October 18, 2016                      Mathematics</li><li>October 19, 2016                      Science</li><li>October 20, 2016                      Social Studies</li></ul><p>Katy ISD is offering the October Exit retesting at Miller Career and Technology Center located at 1734 Katyland Dr.  For additional information, contact Dr. Christy Gregory in the Katy ISD Department of Research, Assessment and Accountability at 281.396.2128. </p></div>
Fireflies & Foodtrucks End-of-Summer Bash Set for September 15thFireflies & Foodtrucks End-of-Summer Bash Set for September 15th2016-08-17T19:37:18Z<div class="ExternalClassA3444B530BE34BCAA6627E6C74BC0709"><p style="text-align:center;">​<em><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Fireflies.jpg" alt="Fireflies.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:500px;vertical-align:middle;" /><br>Sponsored by the Katy ISD Education Foundation</em></p><p>The Katy ISD Education Foundation announces the return of its annual <em>Fireflies & Foodtrucks</em> fundraising event on Thursday, September 15, 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. at Katy's own No Label Brewery.  The event will benefit the Foundation and its <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grant program.  Over the last four years, the foundation has awarded over $725,000 to Katy ISD teachers for inspiring, innovative classroom projects.  The Foundation's fifth grant cycle begins this fall and will award grants to teachers in May 2017. </p><p><span style="line-height:1.5;">Ad</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">mission for the event is $50 per person, paid in advance, and covers food and beverage costs.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">For an additional $25 per person, guests can also purchase exclusive VIP Bar Experience tickets featuring access to exclusive No Label brews.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">Groups of 8 can purchase a Party Pak for $500, which includes this year's </span><em style="line-height:1.5;">Fireflies & Foodtrucks</em><span style="line-height:1.5;"> shirt. </span><span style="line-height:1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">Both VIP Bar Experience and Party Pak admission sales are limited availability. Click <a href="http://tinyurl.com/firefliestickets2016">here ​</a>to purchase tickets to the event. </span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.5;"></span><span style="line-height:1.5;">Current event sponsors include Phillips 66; Thompson & Horton, LLP; Cane Island; Firethorne; VLK Architects; CrossCreek Ranch; Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital; DBR Engineering; Rogers, Morris & Grover, LLP; LJA Engineering; PBK Architects. Additional sponsorships are available and can be secured at </span><a href="http://tinyurl.com/sponsorfireflies" style="line-height:1.5;">http://tinyurl.com/sponsorfireflies</a><span style="line-height:1.5;"> or by contacting the Foundation office.</span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.5;"></span><span style="line-height:1.5;">Returning as features of the event are The Earl Sanders, Jr Band, beer garden area, variety of food trucks, valet parking and more,</span><em style="line-height:1.5;"> </em><span style="line-height:1.5;">with an added opportunity to contribute to the foundation's teacher grant initiative. Last year's event sold out. Early ticket and sponsorship purchases are both encouraged. Find more information and register at </span><a href="http://www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org/" style="line-height:1.5;">www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org</a><span style="line-height:1.5;"> or contact the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-2461, </span><a href="mailto:foundation@katyisd.org" style="line-height:1.5;">foundation@katyisd.org</a><span style="line-height:1.5;">.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;"> </span></p><p><strong>About the Katy ISD Education Foundation </strong>- The Katy ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that unites people and companies with big hearts and a big belief in Katy ISD children and teachers to provide unprecedented opportunities for both.</p></div>
Katy ISD Students Jump Their Way to Junior Olympic GoldKaty ISD Students Jump Their Way to Junior Olympic Gold2016-08-11T20:06:43Z<div class="ExternalClassDC1282BE27514225859BDB41419C56FA"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Three Katy ISD students won 13 medals in jump roping at the 50</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height:1.5;"> </span><a href="http://aaujrogames.org/" style="line-height:1.5;"><strong>AAU Junior Olympic Games</strong></a><span style="line-height:1.5;"> held in Houston July 27 – August 6.</span></p><p>The Rope Warriors' Miyo Fujiwara of Randolph Elementary, Aileen Liang of Kilpatrick Elementary and Justin Liang of Tays Junior High earned seven gold medals total, with 9-year-old Aileen Liang taking home a gold medal in the All-Around competition. The team also won two silver medals, including one for Justin Liang, age 11, in the All-Around event. They rounded off their competition with four bronze medals and several other top 10 finishes.  </p><p>The AAU Junior Olympic Games are known as the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the United States. The AAU was founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sports.</p><p>Click <a href="http://aaujrogames.org/">here</a> for more information and competition results.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Aileen-Miyo-Justin.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:421px;height:278px;vertical-align:middle;" /><br></p></div>
All Katy ISD Campuses and ESC Closed Monday, August 15thAll Katy ISD Campuses and ESC Closed Monday, August 15th2016-08-12T19:47:09Z<div class="ExternalClass6725165B48E3436FB257BE6C9F156612"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">P</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">lease be aware that </span><span style="line-height:1.5;text-decoration:underline;"><strong>all Katy ISD campuses, including the Education Support Complex (ESC) located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane, will be closed to the public on Monday, August 15, 2016</strong></span><span style="line-height:1.5;"> while staff attend the Superintendent's Convocation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Merrell Center.</span></p><p>There will also be increased traffic in the area as nearly 100 school buses transport staff to and from the Merrell Center that day. </p><p>If you had planned to visit a campus or the ESC on Monday, we urge you to reschedule.</p></div>
Katy ISD Graduate Receives Houston Marathon Foundation ScholarshipKaty ISD Graduate Receives Houston Marathon Foundation Scholarship2016-08-10T20:31:31Z<div class="ExternalClassB08A384E55E14CFE888E33118E20416E"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">The Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced last week that </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Abigail Smith</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> of Seven Lakes High School was selected as one of two recipients of the Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship. The Katy ISD graduate and former track and cross country runner will receive a $5,000 scholarship annually for four years, totaling $20,000 in financial aid toward college tuition.</span></p><p>The scholarship was created in honor of Susan Poorman Blackie, co-founder of the HMF and long-time Houston Marathon Committee volunteer board member, and is designed to recognize student athletes in the Greater Houston Region who have demonstrated academic success, participated in high school cross country running, volunteered for extracurricular activities and applied to attend a college or university in the state of Texas.</p><p>Smith was a member of Seven Lakes High School's record-setting 4x800m and 4x1600m relay teams. She was also the volunteer communications director for Achilles International – Houston Chapter, where she handled the social media channels and website for the organization. Smith will be attending Baylor University – Honors College. </p><p>Click <a href="http://www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/foundation/houston-marathon-foundation/">here</a> for more information.  </p></div>

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