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Katy ISD’s Groundbreaking of Elementary School Number 38 RescheduledKaty ISD’s Groundbreaking of Elementary School Number 38 Rescheduled2015-05-22T19:30:34Z<div class="ExternalClass3FD5D269EC6F4C3CB9784C18856BA068"><p>Due to potential showers next week, we are rescheduling the May 26 groundbreaking ceremony for Elementary School No. 38 for Tuesday, June 9 at 10 a.m.</p><p>We apologize for the inconvenience but hope you will still join the Katy ISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Alton Frailey, and fellow staff and community members for this celebration. <br>This will be the fifth campus the District breaks ground on as part of the six new schools to be built thanks to the 2014 voter-approved bond package. </p><p>Located in the Cinco Ranch Northwest area, this school will provide enrollment relief to Wolman and WoodCreek elementary schools when it opens in fall of 2016.</p><p><a href="/sites/bonds/Pages/New-Schools.aspx" target="_blank">Learn more information about the six new campuses</a> to be built with the 2014 bond package.</p></div>
Golbow Elementary Teacher Named KUBE Teacher of the Month Golbow Elementary Teacher Named KUBE Teacher of the Month 2015-05-19T20:08:31Z<div class="ExternalClass558F9B3B00D84D23A58E67C63FB359D7"><p>​Golbow Elementary academic support teacher Lori Getz was named the KUBE's Teacher of the Month and surprised in her classroom last week with the award. Getz was nominated for going above and beyond to provide targeted reading instruction.</p><p>According to her principal Dr. Ann Lalime, Lorie teaches with passion and excitement every day as she works with hundreds of students on campus to provide targeted reading instruction. She also spearheads a before-school tutoring program for fifth grade students that is structured in a way that has students excited to attend. In addition, she developed daily detailed lesson plans based on her analysis of student data, and provided meaningful, engaging intervention activities.</p></div>
Seven Lakes High School Twins Win President’s Volunteer Service Award for Third Consecutive YearSeven Lakes High School Twins Win President’s Volunteer Service Award for Third Consecutive Year2015-05-19T20:00:10Z<div class="ExternalClass5EFCA6B49B074397A86B5E7B581CF96F"><p>​<em><strong>Siblings perform more than 1,000 community service hours</strong></em></p><p><br>Seven Lakes High School twins <strong>Smriti</strong> and <strong>Siddhant Ahuja </strong>were recently honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for the third consecutive year for performing more than 1,000 hours of volunteer service. </p><p>This award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered a significant amount of time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by Arya Samaj of the Greater Houston Area on behalf of President Barack Obama. “Demonstrating civic responsibility through volunteerism is an important part of life,” said Ted Vierling, principal of Seven Lakes High School. “These honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate.”</p><p>Moving from India at the age of four, Smriti and Siddhant learned the value of giving back to the community at an early age, which grew significantly as they entered high school and became members of the Seven Lakes High School’s “Spartans Out Serving” program. Additionally, they co-founded “Helping Hands,” a club at Seven Lakes High School that promotes peace, education, nutrition and environment.</p><p>Besides volunteering in their school, both students have been involved with community service organizations such as the Children's Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP), Mahatma Gandhi Library, Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston’s “iLead” and “Meals on Wheels” Program, the Houston Food Bank and the Alzheimer’s Center. </p></div>
Rhoads Elementary Teacher Selected for Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers AcademyRhoads Elementary Teacher Selected for Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy2015-05-13T19:30:25Z<div class="ExternalClassFFFB7A92F9E044DBBA5A108710256C88"><p><img alt="Dear_RES Mickelson Academy.png" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Dear_RES%20Mickelson%20Academy.png" style="margin:5px;width:151px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" />Rhoads Elementary teacher <strong>Morgan Dear</strong> was recently selected as one of only 155 teachers across the country to attend the <strong>2015 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy</strong>. The Academy is a one-week, all-expense-paid intensive professional development program that provides teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to motivate students to pursue careers in science and math.</p><p>Dear will be joined by math and science experts from the National Science Teachers Association and Math Solutions, who design the curriculum and manage the daily activities and logistics of the Academy.</p><p><a href="http://www.sendmyteacher.com/" style="text-decoration:underline;">Click here</a> to learn more about the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy. </p></div>
Katy ISD Celebrates Groundbreaking of Elementary School # 39Katy ISD Celebrates Groundbreaking of Elementary School # 392015-05-13T18:59:04Z<div class="ExternalClassA5AB94C1AD294C0D8D5FCFB4D043C5E1"><p>​<em>Community to join Board of Trustees and Superintendent for celebration</em>​</p><p><strong style="line-height:1.5;">What:  </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">The Katy ISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Alton Frailey will be joined by students, staff and community members as they celebrate the groundbreaking of Elementary School No. 39.  This will be the third campus the District breaks ground on as part of the six new schools to be built thanks to the 2014 voter-approved bond package. </span></p><p>Located in the Ventana Lakes area, this school will provide enrollment relief to King and Morton Ranch elementary schools when it opens in fall of 2016. </p><p>Click <a href="/sites/bonds/Pages/Bond-2014-Groundbreakings.aspx" style="text-decoration:underline;">here</a> for more information on the six new campuses to be built with the 2014 bond package.</p><p><strong>When:</strong>  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday, May 20 at 10 a.m.</span></p><p><strong>Where: </strong>4535 E. Ventana Parkway, Katy, TX, </p></div>
Miller Career & Technology Center Spring ShowcaseMiller Career & Technology Center Spring Showcase2015-05-13T12:58:44Z<div class="ExternalClassF449C105ADC041BFA9F7EAA7CF1CE3BD"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Katy ISD students attending Miller Career & Technology Center for Engineering Design & Development, the PACE Business Internship Program, Automotive Technology and the Online Independent Study & Mentorship course will present their year-long capstone projects at a Spring Showcase on May 19 at the Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM from 6-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.</span></p><p>Engineering students researched and developed products in mechanical, civil, electrical, and other engineering fields. Projects include a rail station for a proposed high-speed train to Houston, a solar-powered water pump for rural villages, a phone app for controlling an electronic scoreboard and a motorized dumbwaiter for a townhome. </p><p>Automotive technology students will host a car show and display projects, including their state award-winning projects. </p><p>PACE students, who participate in a year-long internship with doctors, engineers, and business and industry professionals, will present independent research projects in the fields of health science, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), business and law. </p><p>Online Independent Study & Mentorship students seek to identify a real-world problem and find a creative and innovative solution with the guidance of a mentor in that field. Their wide-ranging projects include an ergonomically designed smart chair, a protocol for reducing corruption in businesses that work overseas, a smartphone app to help teachers prevent cheating, and a football helmet designed to help monitor possible concussions. </p></div>
Katy ISD Seniors Win Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo ScholarshipsKaty ISD Seniors Win Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarships2015-05-12T20:27:39Z<div class="ExternalClass213823157FF2440385C639984443E139"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">A total of 12 Katy ISD seniors recently received scholarships in a variety of categories from the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. The scholarship categories include Metropolitan, Opportunity, School Art, Military, Technical and Exhibitor.</span></p><p>Congratulations to the following Katy ISD students:</p><ul><li><strong>Leen Basharat</strong>, Morton Ranch High School – Metropolitan Scholarship</li><li><strong>Karla Bautista</strong>, Katy High School – Metropolitan Scholarship</li><li><strong>Andres Castillo</strong>, Cinco Ranch High School – Metropolitan Scholarship</li><li><strong>Sarah El-Agha</strong>, Mayde Creek High School – Metropolitan Scholarship</li><li><strong>Bridget Franz</strong>, Mayde Creek High School – Opportunity Scholarship</li><li><strong>Jessica Granados</strong>, Katy High School – Metropolitan Scholarship</li><li><strong>Zachary Janda</strong>, Seven Lakes High School – Metropolitan Scholarship</li><li><strong>Nabil Khan</strong>, Mayde Creek High School – Metropolitan Scholarship</li><li><strong>Alireza Mehmandoost</strong>, Cinco Ranch High School – Opportunity Scholarship</li><li><strong>Andres Rivera-Vazquez</strong>, Katy High School – Opportunity Scholarship</li><li><strong>Fatema Shipchandler</strong>, Mayde Creek High School – Metropolitan Scholarship</li><li><strong>Emily Zhang</strong>, Taylor High School – Metropolitan Scholarship</li></ul><p>Scholarship awards are presented in May at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship Banquet. For more information on the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarships, visit the <a href="http://www.rodeohouston.com/Scholarships/ScholarshipTypes.aspx#1315174-metropolitan" style="text-decoration:underline;">HLSR website</a>.</p></div>
Seven Lakes High School Named to Superintendent's ABCD ClubSeven Lakes High School Named to Superintendent's ABCD Club2015-05-12T15:57:40Z<div class="ExternalClass7A0A33AD73E649FF9ECF74E6EE1CE66F"><p>​<strong style="line-height:1.5;">Seven Lakes High School</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> was named to the Superintendent's </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">ABCD Club</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> today for going </span><em style="line-height:1.5;">Above and Beyond the Call of Duty</em><span style="line-height:1.5;">. This honor recognizes campuses and departments that excel by providing enriching experiences for our students and improving their campus and community.</span></p><p>Seven Lakes was nominated by a parent whose child suffers from Duchene Muscular Dystrophy. The Seven Lakes High School administrators and staff joined forces to ensure this student's needs were met and encouraged him to participate in extracurricular activities such as Science Olympiad. Because of their support, the student is graduating seventh in his class and attending Rice University in the fall.</p><p>"Principal Ted Vierling and his staff set a great example," said Lisa Wu, Seven Lakes High School parent. "They are encouraging, supportive and always there to help."</p><p>To nominate a campus or department for the Superintendent's ABCD Club, submit a letter to <a href="mailto:communications@katyisd.org" style="text-decoration:underline;">communications@katyisd.org</a> with your contact information, explaining what the campus or central department did that you feel was <em>Above and Beyond the Call of Duty</em>. Nominations can be submitted by parents, community members, internal customers or students. To view the full list of ABCD Club recipients, visit the <a href="/dept/communications/Pages/ABCD-Club.aspx" style="text-decoration:underline;">Katy ISD website</a>.</p></div>

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