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Katy ISD Students Bring Home Top Honors at Houston Area Teachers of Foreign Languages' Farrington ContestKaty ISD Students Bring Home Top Honors at Houston Area Teachers of Foreign Languages' Farrington Contest2017-02-17T13:55:05Z<div class="ExternalClass0867092888804DBCA67A79AB04C394F1"><p>Katy ISD had 30 high school students win awards at the <strong>2017 Farrington Contest and Awards</strong>, sponsored by the Houston Area Teachers of Foreign Language. This included six students who took home first place prizes in Spanish Advanced, Spanish Intermediate, German 2, German 3 and American Sign Language. </p><p>More than 200 Houston-area students participated in the language competition and schools were allowed to send three students from each language level. Participants completed a language exam including reading, writing, listening and speaking.</p></div>
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Available for Katy ISD StudentsAdvanced Placement (AP) Exams Available for Katy ISD Students2017-02-16T17:37:55Z<div class="ExternalClassBFF058DE9A004401888C24BB0125E80F"><p style="text-align:justify;">High school students in the Katy Independent School District may register for Advanced Placement (AP) exams at their home campus from <strong>February 27-March 20, 2017.</strong>  Late registrations will be accepted through March 26, 2017, with a late fee of $5/exam.  Each high school will announce the details of the registration process at the home campus.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">All students who are enrolled in AP courses in Katy ISD are strongly encouraged to participate in AP exams.  An AP exam score of 3 or better is counted as an advanced measure for Distinguished Achievement graduation recognition (DAP) and can be recognized for a distinction.  However, students are not required to take the exam, and the exam has no bearing on the high school course grade.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fee waivers are available for students in economic need.  Home-schooled students may register in person at the high school campus in their attendance zone during the registration window.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">A partial refund of $45 per exam is available for seniors who have been admitted to a college and who have documentation that the college will not accept AP exam scores for credit.  Refunds must be requested in writing to the home school counseling office by April 28, 2017, with documentation from the college or university's AP exam policy.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Students in special economic circumstances must identify that need during exam registration.  <strong>All request for addition fee waivers must be made during the registration period (February 27-March 20, 2017)</strong> to ensure that proper arrangements are made for the student.  AP Coordinators will confirm eligibility for any fee waivers.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Students in need of testing accommodations must adhere to the College Board timeline for these requests.  Contact the Campus AP Coordinator with any questions. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">AP exams are scheduled for the weeks of May 1-5 and May 8-12, 2017.  To determine the exact date of a particular exam, visit <a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/">www.collegeboard.com</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">State law requires Texas public colleges and universities to award credit for scores of 3 or better on AP exams.  Other institutions have their own policy on awarding college credit or advanced standing.  Students are responsible for checking the policy at the university or college they plan to attend by contacting thea university or by visiting the College Board's website at <a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/">www.collegeboard.com</a>.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Contact the Campus AP Coordinator for more information about the AP program and AP exam registration.</p></div>
District Announces Katy ISD's Region IV Principal Recognition NomineesDistrict Announces Katy ISD's Region IV Principal Recognition Nominees2017-02-17T18:44:17Z<div class="ExternalClass41F714882C6D4940A9F7CDB88443D409"><p>Katy ISD recently announced that McRoberts Elementary Principal <strong>Dr.</strong> <strong>Kwabena Mensah</strong> and Mayde Creek Junior High Principal <strong>Dr. David Paz</strong>, were chosen for Katy ISD's Region IV Principal Recognition.</p><p>Mensah and Paz were selected by their peers for their ability and willingness to make meaningful contributions to education, their desire for continuous personal and professional growth, and their ability to inspire Katy ISD students and staff.</p><p>They will be recognized along with campus administrators from school districts in the surrounding area at the Region IV Principal Recognition ceremony on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Hotel ZaZa. </p><img alt="Principal David Paz - smaller version.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Principal%20David%20Paz%20-%20smaller%20version.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />  <img alt="Principal Kwabena Mensah - smaller version.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Principal%20Kwabena%20Mensah%20-%20smaller%20version.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:301px;height:442px;" /></div>
Katy ISD Partners in Education to Celebrate Mentors at Ties & TiarasKaty ISD Partners in Education to Celebrate Mentors at Ties & Tiaras2017-02-15T19:49:27Z<div class="ExternalClass55011DC5B3224E83B748FE383A377EF1"><p>​Katy ISD will celebrate the time, effort and heart of KEYS mentors -- while supporting KEYS Scholarships -- at <strong>Ties & Tiaras </strong>on March 9<sup>th</sup> from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at NOAH'S of Katy.  This year's festivities include honoring the <strong>2017 Mentors of the Year and KEYS Scholarship Sponsors</strong>, along with entertainment provided by a stringed ensemble from Tompkins High School.  Also joining the event will be the Cinco Ranch High School student artists who created this year's KEYS scholarship masterpiece</p><p>Every year Ties & Tiaras honors Katy ISD's family of mentors, who spend up to one hour each week with their students.  In particular, the event recognizes a few individuals who've sustained relationships and dedication to the KEYS program year after year.  The Katy ISD 2017 Mentors of the Year, and their respective KEYS campuses, are:  </p><ul><li>Fred Crist, McDonald Junior High</li><li>Kevin Drury, Rylander Elementary</li><li>James Grima, Wolfe Elementary</li><li>Kirsten Hampshire, Seven Lakes High School</li><li>Steven Herold, Bear Creek Elementary</li><li>Don Mach, Taylor High School</li><li>Karen Morey, Hayes Elementary</li><li>Donna Ortiz, Cardiff Junior High</li><li>Susan Reilly, Katy High School</li></ul><p>Collectively, this group represents 51 years of service to the KEYS program, having mentored a total of 35 students between them.  </p><p>Since its inception in 2006, the KEYS Scholarship Fund has awarded over <strong>$300,000</strong> to graduating KEYS seniors.  KEYS – Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success – is a relationship initiative that matches a caring adult with a student on the brink of success for up to one hour a week, during the school day, during the school year.  Piloted during the 1995-1996 school year, this program now extends to every campus in Katy ISD.  KEYS is not a tutoring program, but rather a relationship program, with many mentors and their students sustaining their friendship year after year.   To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the "Community" tab at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or contact Martha Brown, 281-396-2468, <a href="mailto:marthabrown@katyisd.org">marthabrown@katyisd.org</a>.</p><p><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="/">www.katyisd.org</a>.</p></div>
​Registration for Katy ISD Virtual School​Registration for Katy ISD Virtual School2017-01-27T23:08:33Z<div class="ExternalClass267073C7EA924877B6EF492A8B30F38A"><p>​Registration for Katy ISD Virtual School online courses begins February 1, 2017 for courses offered summer 2017, fall 2017 and spring 2018.  The Katy ISD Virtual School's primary objective is to expand the learning opportunities for our students by offering choice and flexibility for challenging online courses developed by Katy ISD.  All courses are aligned to the KISD curriculum and taught by KISD teachers.  Summer courses are available for incoming 9<sup>th</sup> – 12<sup>th</sup> grade students. For more information or to register, click<a href="/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> here</span></a>. </p></div>
Seven Katy ISD Students Earn Highest Possible ACT ScoreSeven Katy ISD Students Earn Highest Possible ACT Score2017-02-17T18:26:19Z<div class="ExternalClassE5A8D7B1A8754463BD7A039C9A2A6F02"><p style="text-align:justify;">This year seven Katy ISD high school students earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.  On average, less than .1 percent of all test takers earn the top score. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Only 2,235 out of the nearly 2.1 million students who took the ACT in 2016 earned a composite score of 36.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare," said ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda, in a letter recognizing the students' exceptional achievement.  "While test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The following Katy ISD students earned a perfect score on the ACT:</p><p><strong>Seven Lakes High School</strong></p><ul><li>Luis Alfonso Pabon Madrid, 11<span style="top:-0.5em;line-height:0;font-size:10.5px;vertical-align:baseline;">th</span> grade</li><li>Dora Cecilia Gurfinkel, 12<span style="top:-0.5em;line-height:0;font-size:10.5px;vertical-align:baseline;">th</span> grade</li><li>Clio Sun, 12<span style="top:-0.5em;line-height:0;font-size:10.5px;vertical-align:baseline;">th</span> grade</li><li>Justin Zhang, 12<span style="top:-0.5em;line-height:0;font-size:10.5px;vertical-align:baseline;">th</span> grade</li></ul><p><strong>Cinco Ranch High School</strong><br></p><ul><li>Russell Ku, 11<span style="top:-0.5em;line-height:0;font-size:10.5px;vertical-align:baseline;">th</span> grade</li><li>Samuel Shenoi, 12 grade</li></ul><p><strong> Taylor High School</strong></p><ul><li>Richard Liu, 12<span style="top:-0.5em;line-height:0;font-size:10.5px;vertical-align:baseline;">th</span> grade</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1-36.  Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Click <a href="http://tinyurl.com/hd8ttda">here</a> to view pictures of these great achievers.</p><p> </p></div>
Katy ISD Students Reach for the Stars and are recognized by NASAKaty ISD Students Reach for the Stars and are recognized by NASA2017-02-17T18:28:51Z<div class="ExternalClass3391A17508C646459C0B61C02C60EF33"><p>​<strong><em>A small piece of Katy ISD will soon be orbiting in space</em></strong></p><p>A Katy ISD student's dream of sending something into outer space has become an "out-of-this-world" reality when her artwork is selected by NASA's Commercial Crew Program to become a part of a space calendar.</p><p>Katy Junior High sixth-grader, Sylvie Mei Lim, competed against submissions from across the world.  Yet her artistic masterpiece ended up winning the first spot in the Children's Artwork Calendar for the month of January 2017.  Drawings from Spain, Romania, India, Portugal, London and now even Katy, TX, will be beamed into orbit for astronauts to enjoy during their stay in the International Space Station (ISS).</p><p>Katy Junior High sixth-grader, Drew Alvarez, was also selected for an Honorable Mention.  </p><p>The odds of two Katy ISD students being recognized and being the only two from Texas, is kind of "extra-terrestrial".  Congratulations!</p><p>Click <a href="http://tinyurl.com/z6p588y">here</a> to see Lim's drawing and full calendar. ​</p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Athletic Hall of HonorKaty ISD Announces Athletic Hall of Honor2017-01-23T16:27:27Z<div class="ExternalClassF1EE4C831ED041D6BBAEEFB50427CFF9"><p>​<strong><em>Nominations being accepted for past and present athletic contributors</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is pleased to announce the establishment of an Athletic Hall of Honor to recognize the efforts and contributions of former student athletes, athletic teams, coaches and special merit individuals who have brought distinction, honor and excellence to themselves and to the District. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Nominations are now being accepted through March 15, 2017.  Submissions will be reviewed by the Katy ISD Athletic Hall of Honor Honorary Board and voted on by the Katy ISD Athletic Hall of Honor Committee. Once submitted, a nominee's application will remain active for five years with the Honorary Board. Due to the sheer volume of alumni worthy of such an honor, nominations will be accepted annually. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Hall of Honor Committee has already selected the following four state championship teams to be honored in the inaugural class of the Athletic Hall of Honor:</p><ul><li>Katy High School 1959 Football State Champions</li><li>Katy High School 1997 Football State Champions</li><li>Taylor High School 1997 Tennis State Champions </li><li>Taylor High School 1998 Tennis State Champions. </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Individuals and state championship teams will be honored at a 2017 fall banquet and a Katy ISD football game.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">State championship teams will continue to be added to the Athletic Hall of Honor every year.  </p><p>For more information and access to the requirements and nomination form, click <a href="/dept/athletics/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">here</a>.</p></div>

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