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High School String Honor Orchestra AwardsHigh School String Honor Orchestra Awards2016-10-25T19:12:53Z<div class="ExternalClass871A3E3F634F469D9C42E241FCCDBC11"><p>The Honor Orchestra selection process seeks to recognize and honor quality musicianship in the performance of advanced literature at the highest level.   </p><p>Showcasing the quality teaching these exemplars represent promotes the growth and development of orchestra programs throughout Texas.   </p><p>The following Katy ISD High School Orchestra programs were named to the HS String Honor Orchestra Final Round.   </p><ul><li><p>Seven Lakes High School</p></li><li><p>Taylor High School</p></li><li><p>Tompkins High School</p></li></ul><p>Congratulations to these schools for being selected for this most prestigious honor.</p></div>
Family STEAM Night at the Robert R. Shaw CenterFamily STEAM Night at the Robert R. Shaw Center2016-10-25T17:27:41Z<div class="ExternalClass5E70FBBF12B84BB2A66F7AAD7F8FF1DD"><p>​Come to Family STEAM Night and enjoy a variety of awesome hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics with your family. Learn together and have fun at the same time!</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><strong>Friday, October 28th , 6pm-8:30pm</strong></p></blockquote><p dir="ltr"><a href="/dept/rsc/Documents/Family%20STEAM%20Night%20October%202016.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Download the flyer for more information.</a><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Communications Department Receives 2016 MarCom AwardsKaty ISD Communications Department Receives 2016 MarCom Awards2016-10-24T12:59:19Z<div class="ExternalClass6CAEB7A5F5DE40A6BADA3EA205BAFC36"><p style="text-align:center;">​<strong><em>Department recognized for electronic newsletter and video feature</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:left;">The Katy ISD Communications Department was recognized by <a href="">MarCom Awards</a>, an international competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of marketing and communication materials and programs, as a Gold Winner in the category of E-Newsletter. </p><p style="text-align:left;">The <a href="">Katy ISD Update</a>, a monthly publication created by the Department and delivered via e-mail to nearly 20,000 subscribers, was recognized for its creative design and concept. </p><p style="text-align:left;">The Department was also awarded Honorable Mention by MarCom in the category of Information Video for its video feature on <a href="">K9 Officers Marcel and Juno</a>, four-legged heroes that sniff out trouble to keep Katy ISD safe, which was produced to honor the Katy ISD Police Department during the District's Police Week from August 28 – September 3.<span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:left;">Nearly 6,000 entries are submitted every year from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers from across the United States and other countries.</p><p style="text-align:left;">The mission of the MarCom Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the creativity, hard work and generosity of marketing and communication professionals. </p><p><br></p></div>
Title I Parent Advisory Committee MeetingTitle I Parent Advisory Committee Meeting2016-10-19T15:38:07Z<div class="ExternalClass671B8877C32E490DB104E071758A0FF2"><p>​The District Parent Advisory Committee Meeting will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The meeting will take place at the Education Support Complex in Room 1200BCG from 5:00PM to 6:00 PM. This is an opportunity for parents to provide input on the Title I program. If you are interested in serving on this committee, register at <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>  Be advised that all volunteers may not be selected to serve on the committee.</p></div>
Backpack Buddy Program Feeds Students over the WeekendBackpack Buddy Program Feeds Students over the Weekend2016-10-14T20:21:02Z<div class="ExternalClass3F10AE71EE574C6CAB40CBA095FBA580"><p>​<strong style="text-align:center;"><em>Katy ISD, local organizations send backpacks home with food</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>​October 14, 2016</em></strong><strong> </strong>– Katy ISD has partnered with the Houston Food Bank Backpack Buddy Program and Members Choice Credit Union to fill backpacks with food and distribute to families in need.  This program works to fill the gap for chronically hungry children by providing nutritious food for students to take home over the weekend.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On October 7, 2016 volunteers at Schmalz Elementary stuffed more than 35 backpacks to feed nearly 35 families last weekend.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"We are just excited to see kids that are going home on the weekend with backpacks that have food," said Principal Jaime Shipley. "We know they are being taken care of, and they'll be back on Monday ready to learn."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">So far this year, the Backpack Buddy Program has distributed 362,258 backpacks to 603 schools across Southeast Texas.  Thanks to their partnership with various school districts the Houston Food Bank serves approximately 12,500 students a week.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD joined this partnership when administrators learned some of the District's children were going home to little or no food during the weekends and holidays. The generic black backpacks, which are discreet and do not reveal their content, consist of six meals for each child.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Click <a href="">here</a> to see a video of our last Backpack Buddy Program at Schmalz Elementary. </p></div>
Katy ISD Police Department Teams up with Drug Enforcement Administration for National Prescription Drug Take-Back EventKaty ISD Police Department Teams up with Drug Enforcement Administration for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event2016-10-14T17:16:51Z<div class="ExternalClass297A2474531845EA813D4670DFCF64FA"><p style="text-align:center;">​<em>Community can return expired, unused and unwanted pills on October 22</em></p><p>The Katy ISD Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. at the Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center located at 20370 Franz Road. </p><p>The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharp objects, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.</p><p>Last September, Americans turned in more than 617,000 pounds of prescription drugs at sites operated by the DEA, and its state and local law enforcement partners. When combined with what was collected in its previous Take-Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in more than 4.8 million pounds of pills.    </p><p>For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 22nd Take-Back Day event, contact Officer James Grima at 281-237-4024.</p></div>
Katy ISD Invites Military Veterans to Mayde Creek vs Katy Football Game for Half Time CeremonyKaty ISD Invites Military Veterans to Mayde Creek vs Katy Football Game for Half Time Ceremony2016-10-13T16:50:54Z<div class="ExternalClass4044CA6B32E74501B63360DDF5E17829"><p style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Vets%20day%20invite%20kisd%202016.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:600px;" /></p><p>Katy ISD invites all military veterans and a guest to attend the Mayde Creek Rams vs Katy Tigers football game on Saturday, November 5th, for a half time ceremony in honor of those who have served, in peace time as well as in war. </p><p>RSVP to Lance Carter, Katy ISD Assistant Athletic Director at 281-396-2789 by November 3rd. </p></div>
Katy ISD Schools Host Educators from China Katy ISD Schools Host Educators from China 2016-10-11T19:01:58Z<div class="ExternalClassFB099605B5C649CAAF004F7121D81B64"><p>​Wilson Elementary and Seven Lakes Junior High hosted 25 elementary and secondary Information Technology teachers from Hangzhou, China as part of a <strong>Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M University</strong> program on October 5-6.</p><p>The exchange program provided an opportunity for the participating Chinese educators to visit area schools and see American teaching in action. The visits were also a chance for international exchange of ideas, allowing Katy ISD employees to share information and learn more about education in China. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/exchange.jpg" alt="exchange.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:374px;" /> <br><strong>Sev​en Lakes Junior High staff and teachers welcome 25 Chinese educators.</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Group.jpg" alt="Group.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:500px;" /><br><strong>Wilson Elementary teachers exchanged ideas with visiting Chinese educators.</strong><br></strong></p></div>

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