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McRoberts Elementary School Receives Two Prestigious TABSE AwardsMcRoberts Elementary School Receives Two Prestigious TABSE Awards2017-03-24T21:08:21Z<div class="ExternalClassDE5F5013F6C1409AB8878B9EC5D52697"><p style="text-align:justify;">Congratulations to the faculty and staff at McRoberts Elementary School for being recognized as a Demonstration School by the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE).  During the TABSE 32<sup>nd</sup> Annual State Conference in Houston, Texas, Mayor Sylvester Turner acknowledged the McRoberts Elementary School educators who work tirelessly to support and advance their students.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">McRoberts Principal Dr. Kwabena Mensah also accepted the 2017 TABSE Principal of the Year Crystal Award.  He dedicated the award to his students, parents and staff who he says "continually set high expectations for everyone who walks through their school doors."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Each year, TABSE recognizes distinguished individuals who have made local and state contributions to the education of African-American educators and learners. </p><p>​​​​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/032417_Kwabena%20Mensah_TABSE%20(smaller%20size).jpg" alt="032417_Kwabena Mensah_TABSE (smaller size).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p></div>
Katy ISD Teams Advance to the Texas Destination Imagination Affiliate TournamentKaty ISD Teams Advance to the Texas Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament2017-03-24T15:35:23Z<div class="ExternalClass5F1CC93FBB954069B512EF76695C9D17"><p style="text-align:justify;">After months of practice, 19 teams from Katy ISD have qualified to compete at the Texas Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament held at Lubbock ISD on April 7-9.<strong>   </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Gulf Coast Regional Tournament was held on Saturday, March 4<sup>th</sup> at Seven Lakes High School.  Schools representing the Cy-Fair, Fort Bend, Pasadena, Friendswood and Alvin Independent School Districts along with area private schools attended the annual event.  Approximately 375 teams competed in eight different challenges.  The following Katy ISD schools are preparing to compete against more than 400 teams from districts throughout Texas:</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Elementary</span></p><ul><li>Alexander, Griffin, Hayes, Holland, Katy, Stanley, Williams and WoodCreek</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Junior High</span></p><ul><li>Beckendorff, Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes and Tays</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">High School</span></p><ul><li>Katy and Seven Lakes</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">The Destination Imagination program fosters students' creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning.  Participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas and the collaborative problem solving process.  In Katy ISD, Destination Imagination teams form at participating campuses each September.</p><p>For more information about Destination Imagination visit: <a href="http://www.destinationimagination.org/">www.destinationimagination.org</a></p><p></p></div>
Superintendent's Message - Strategic DesignSuperintendent's Message - Strategic Design2017-03-22T15:05:18Z<div class="ExternalClassEEBEEDAEC7F241E2AE69432522F3F470"><p>Dear Katy ISD Parents, Students, Staff and Community,</p><p>It has been exciting and motivating to see how school and community groups have come together over the past month to offer feedback and guidance as Katy ISD launches its Strategic Design. Though we are still in the early stages of its development, one thing is for sure, this community-inspired road map for Katy ISD wouldn't be complete without your input on where we're at as a district and where you hope for us to be in the near future. </p><p>There are two ways you can get involved:</p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Participate in our <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KISD-SD"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">online survey</span></a>, available March 21-31, 2017</li><li>Or attend one of our community-wide education summits (Dates and times below)</li></ol><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, March 22</strong></span></p><p>Location:        Education Support Complex<br>                             6301 S. Stadium Lane<br> Time:                11 a.m. – 1 p.m.<br>                             (Snacks and refreshments provided)</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, March 22</strong></span></p><p>Location:       Morton Ranch High School<br>                             9<sup>th</sup> Grade Commons<br>                             21000 Franz Road<br> Time:               6 p.m. – 8 p.m.<br>                             (Snacks and refreshments provided)</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Thursday, March 30</strong></span></p><p>Location:             Education Support Complex<br>                             6301 S. Stadium Lane<br> Time:                   11 a.m. – 1 p.m.<br>                             (Snacks and refreshments provided)</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Thursday, March 30</strong></span></p><p>Location:       Cinco Ranch High School<br>                             Main Commons<br>                             23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd<br> Time:                6 p.m. – 8 p.m.<br>                             (Snacks and refreshments provided)</p><p>During these four education summits, community members will have the opportunity to hear more about Katy ISD's strategic design process, as well as share their highest hopes and aspirations for their children. In an effort to develop a much needed and long-term strategic direction with measurable action steps, we encourage all community members to attend at least one summit.  Please <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/LVmLRBtpiRglpCP33"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">RSVP</span></a> if you will be able to attend.</p><p>We look forward to your involvement!</p><p>Lance Hindt, Ed.D.<br> <em>Superintendent</em></p></div>
Federal Programs Public MeetingFederal Programs Public Meeting2017-03-20T16:02:54Z<div class="ExternalClass5F074ABF5A754E0BBBB1C642318B3392"><p>A public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the ESC in Room 1200BCG. This public meeting will address ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, IDEA B Special Education, High School Accelerated Instruction and Carl D. Perkins CTE programs as implemented in the 2016-2017 school year and as proposed for 2017-2018 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made. In addition, parent and teacher surveys have been created to gather input on these programs. The links to each electronic survey are listed below. </p><p>• Parent Survey (English): <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRPCDGC"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRPCDGC</strong></span></a><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span></p><p>• Parent Survey (Spanish): <a href="https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/J8BKNBN"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/J8BKNBN</strong></span></a><strong> </strong></p><p>• Campus Survey: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCT3XKV"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCT3XKV</strong></span></a><strong> </strong>(Administrators, Teachers, Instructional Paraprofessionals) </p></div>
Katy ISD Student Named National Geographic State Bee SemifinalistKaty ISD Student Named National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist2017-03-10T22:26:36Z<div class="ExternalClass2636E152D36244EDBAE7DC5C5D589C24"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Beckendorff Junior High eighth-grader </span>Prasaan<span style="text-align:justify;"> Singhal has been selected to compete in the 2017 Texas National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held in Bedford, TX on Friday, March 31, 2017.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 29<sup>th</sup> year.  Fourth- through eighth-graders throughout the state of Texas participated in competitions at their campuses to determine the school champion.  These champions submitted a qualifying test to the National Geographic Society.  The organization invited the top-scoring students to compete in the State Bees. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Each state champion will receive $100, the 4<sup>th</sup> Edition of the National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World and a trip to Washington, DC to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship held at National Geographic Society headquarters on May 14-17, 2017. The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine and an all-expenses paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. Visit <a href="http://www.natgeobee.org/">www.natgeobee.org</a> for more information on the National Geographic Bee.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD will air the 2017 National Geographic Bee Championship, moderated by journalist and humorist Mo Rocca, on Friday, May 19, at 8 p.m. ET. Public television stations will broadcast the final round at a later date. Check local television listings for the air date and time in your area.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Prasaan%20Singhai.jpg" alt="Prasaan Singhai.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Hosts 32nd Annual Katy Folk Life FestivalKaty ISD Hosts 32nd Annual Katy Folk Life Festival2017-03-10T17:57:22Z<div class="ExternalClassFBCC3E45998D4D8CB45B80BDB249EB75"><p>Ever wondered what life was like in the late 1800's for the pioneers of early Texas?  At the upcoming 32<sup>nd</sup> Annual <a href="/dept/olc/Pages/FolkLifeFestival.aspx">Katy Folk Life Festival</a><strong>, </strong>visitors will get a chance to experience pioneer life by seeing how they dressed, how they survived, the types of foods they prepared and even where their children went to school, among other activities.  Admission is only $1.</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> <br>Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center <br>6301 S. Stadium Lane<br> Katy, TX 77494</p><p><strong>When: <br></strong>Saturday, April 1<br>9 a.m. - 4 p.m.</p></div>
Pre-registration Dates for 2017-2018 School Year Pre-registration Dates for 2017-2018 School Year 2017-03-09T19:23:48Z<div class="ExternalClass6AAD7DB4980E424FB312DAA92C72A46D"><p>​Pre-registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on elementary school campuses on the following dates:</p><p>Thursday, April 6              Kindergarten and New 1<sup>st</sup> grade </p><p>Tuesday, April 11               Pre-Kindergarten</p><p>Registration will be open on both days from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m  and from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.</p><p>Refer to the registration page at <a href="/dept/counseling/Pages/Registration.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/counseling/Pages/Registration.aspx</a> for more information.</p></div>
Todd McVey: New Head Football Coach at OTHSTodd McVey: New Head Football Coach at OTHS2017-03-01T21:56:00Z<div class="ExternalClass9CB71A76B2FA4C24896B1E96224FA822"><p><img alt="""" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Todd%20McVey%202.jpg" style="margin:0px 10px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" />Please join the District in congratulating Todd McVey as the new Head Football Coach/Campus Athletic Coordinator at Obra D. ​Tompkins High School (OTHS) !</p><p>Coach McVey is currently serving as an Assistant Athletic Director for Katy ISD, and the Interim Head Coach at Tompkins.  He has been the Head Coach and Athletic Coordinator at McKinney HS and Killeen Harker Heights.  He was also a member of the staff at Texas City High school when they won the 4A state championship in 1997.</p><p>Todd will be introduced to the Tompkins community at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Commons on Thursday, March 2. You are cordially invited to attend (4400 Falcon Landing Blvd., Katy, TX  77494)</p><p>Coach McVey will start full-time at Tompkins on Tuesday, February 28.</p><p>Welcome to Tompkins High School Coach McVey!  It's a great day to be a Falcon!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p></div>

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