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Katy ISD Helps Parents and Students Save Money for College.Katy ISD Helps Parents and Students Save Money for College.2017-01-20T19:10:08Z<div class="ExternalClass433A27CEBCC84D7AAF234500C8CE7DCE"><p style="text-align:center;"><em>2017 Financial Information Academy FREE for Katy ISD Parents</em></p><p style="text-align:left;"><em></em><span>Parents and students interested in learning how to save money for college, how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and how to apply for scholarships are encouraged to attend the 2017 Financial Information Academy.</span><span>  </span><span>Representatives at this event will also be able to answer questions about student loans and help families determine which ones will best serve their student's educational funding needs.</span><span>  </span><span>Registration is not required and the event is </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>FREE</strong></span><span> for all parents of KISD students.</span></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>  </p><p>Katy ISD Education Support Complex</p><p>Staff Development Entrance</p><p>6301 S. Stadium Lane</p><p>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>  </strong></p><p><strong></strong>Saturday, February 4, 2017</p><p>9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.</p><p>12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.</p></div>
Proclamation 2017 Parent InputProclamation 2017 Parent Input2017-01-18T16:44:49Z<div class="ExternalClass9E5D752192594B0D8AD18B096AB5F8F0"><p>​​Proclamation 2017 includes instructional materials for Career and Technical Education, Languages Other Than English, Algebraic Reasoning, Statistics, AP English Language and Composition, and AP English Literature and Composition. These materials will be implemented during the 2017- 2018 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will be on display during business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex from January 9-27, 2017. In addition, instructional materials will be available for review from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Thursday, January 19, 2017 and Thursday, January 26, 2017.</p></div>
Katy ISD Announces New Campus Athletic Coordinators for Morton Ranch & Paetow High SchoolsKaty ISD Announces New Campus Athletic Coordinators for Morton Ranch & Paetow High Schools2017-01-18T01:17:47Z<div class="ExternalClassDF0E994436324CE7BCDB5713DE55439E"><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is pleased to announce the addition of Ron Counter and B.J. William Gotte as our new Campus Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach's for Morton Ranch High School and Paetow High School.  Both positions were approved unanimously during the Katy ISD Board of Trustees January Work Study meeting.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Coach Counter comes to Morton Ranch High from Stafford High where he was the head football coach and athletic director for the last four years. During his time at Stafford, Coach Counter led the program into the playoffs four years in a row.  Prior to Stafford, Coach Counter made coaching stops at Strake Jesuit High, Round Rock Westwood High, Spring Woods High, Alief Hastings High and Klein Oak High. Coach Counter has also received several "Coach of the Year" honors.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For Coach Gotte, moving to Paetow High School means staying close to home.  Growing up he attended Cimarron Elementary, West Memorial Junior High and graduated "class of '97" at Katy High School, which is where he also began his career in 2001.  Coach Gotte made stops at Deer Park High, La Marque High and Flower Mound Marcus High prior to returning to Katy High in 2009. His role as an Offensive Coordinator at Katy High School has played an integral part in winning three state championships.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Athletic Department is excited to welcome both coaches to these new endeavors within the Katy ISD family.  Both coaches will begin this new journey on February 1<sup>st</sup>. </p></div>
Seven Katy ISD Students Earn Highest Possible ACT ScoreSeven Katy ISD Students Earn Highest Possible ACT Score2017-01-17T16:52:05Z<div class="ExternalClassE5A8D7B1A8754463BD7A039C9A2A6F02"><p></p><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="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade</li><li>Dora Cecilia Gurfinkel, 12<span style="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade</li><li>Clio Sun, 12<span style="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade</li><li>Justin Zhang, 12<span style="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade</li></ul><p><strong>Cinco Ranch High School</strong><br></p><ul><li>Russell Ku, 11<span style="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">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="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">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>
Studio VII Proudly Presents Big FishStudio VII Proudly Presents Big Fish2017-01-13T14:54:54Z<div class="ExternalClass6CBD09A7048147518870D638E56A3F51"><p>Stu<img alt="""" src="/PublishingImages/SLHS_BigFish.jpg" style="margin:0px 5px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" />dio VII proudly presents Big Fish.  A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying fathers life.</p><p>February 2-4, 2017.  Performances are at SLHS Performing Arts Center.  Please contact Box Office for tickets <a><span style="text-decoration:underline;">281.237.2836</span></a> or on line purchase <a href="http://www.studiovii.org/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.studiovii.org</span></a>.  </p><p>Performances are 7pm each evening and 2pm Matinee on Saturday.   Tickets go on Sale 20 January for Seven Lakes Studio VII Theater Company.</p></div>
Katy ISD Students Reach for the Stars and are recognized by NASAKaty ISD Students Reach for the Stars and are recognized by NASA2017-01-10T20:05:35Z<div class="ExternalClass3391A17508C646459C0B61C02C60EF33"><p>​<strong><em>A small piece of Katy ISD will soon be orbiting in space</em></strong></p><span style="font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">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.</span><p style="text-align:justify;"><br>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 style="text-align:justify;">Katy Junior High sixth-grader, Drew Alvarez, was also selected for an Honorable Mention.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The odds of two Katy ISD students being recognized and being the only two from Texas, is kind of "extra-terrestrial".  Congratulations!</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Click <a href="http://tinyurl.com/z6p588y">here</a> to see Lim's drawing and full calendar. ​</p></div>
Katy ISD Students Reach for the Stars and are recognized by NASAKaty ISD Students Reach for the Stars and are recognized by NASA2017-01-10T19:46:33Z<div class="ExternalClass01AAA27FEF744380A89E4327077362B3"><p style="text-align:left;"><strong><em>A small piece of Katy ISD will soon be orbiting in space.</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">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 style="text-align:justify;">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 style="text-align:justify;">Katy Junior High sixth-grader, Drew Alvarez, was also selected for an Honorable Mention. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The odds of two Katy ISD students being recognized and being the only two from Texas, is kind of "extra-terrestrial".  Congratulations!</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​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 Honor2017-01-09T14:16:40Z<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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