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Katy ISD Announces Proposed Names for Elementary School No. 38, No. 39 and Junior High No. 14Katy ISD Announces Proposed Names for Elementary School No. 38, No. 39 and Junior High No. 142016-02-05T23:03:16Z<div class="ExternalClass9D9D990BF3EA4C21A88B81D6A7331C22"><p>The Katy ISD School Naming Selection Committee announced this week the proposed name for Elementary School No.38, located in the Cinco Northwest Subdivision, Elementary School No. 39, located in the Ventana Lakes Subdivision and Junior High No. 14, located within the Hawks Landing Subdivision. These campuses are scheduled to open in fall 2016, thanks to the 2014 voter approved bond program.<br> <br>Elementary No. 38, located at 27602 Westridge Creek Land is proposed to be named after retired educator <a href="/dept/sb/Documents/School%20Naming/School%20Naming%20Bio-Jenks.pdf">MayDell Jenks</a>. Elementary No. 39, located at 4535 East Ventana Parkway, is proposed to be named after former teacher <a href="/dept/sb/Documents/School%20Naming/School%20Naming%20Bio-Bethke.pdf">Catherine (Gigi) Bethke</a> and Junior High No. 14, located at 26721 Hawks Prairie Boulevard is proposed to be named after former educators <a href="/dept/sb/Documents/School%20Naming/School%20Naming%20Bio-Tays.pdf">James and Sharon Tays.​</a><br> <br>A public forum will take place on <strong>Tuesday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m.</strong> in the Katy ISD Board Room, located at 6301 South Stadium Lane. Community members are invited to participate in this forum and provide input regarding the proposed names. After the forum, the Katy ISD School Naming Committee will review input and provide their recommendation to the Katy ISD Board of Trustees at their work study meeting on Monday, February 15.<br> <br>Katy ISD’s namesakes have more than just years of education experience. They are award winning, community-minded individuals. Living namesakes and their families mentor, participate in community projects, volunteer and offer their time and resources to continue to make Katy ISD the leader in educational excellence. </p></div>
District Announces Katy ISD’s 2016 Region IV Principal Recognition NomineesDistrict Announces Katy ISD’s 2016 Region IV Principal Recognition Nominees2016-02-02T20:48:03Z<div class="ExternalClass1BDD4ABD63754A0BAC8F907BD603A592"><p>Katy ISD recently announced that Winborn Elementary Principal <strong>Dr.</strong> <strong>Kris Mitzner</strong>, and Morton Ranch Junior High Principal <strong>Mark McCord</strong>, were chosen for Katy ISD's 2016 Region IV Principal Recognition.</p><p>MItzner and McCord 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 April 6 at Hotel Zaza. </p></div>
Registration open for 2016 Katy ISD Community Education classes Registration open for 2016 Katy ISD Community Education classes 2016-02-02T17:33:47Z<div class="ExternalClass5FCDC5B00C114710BE837BCBE5E6ADC4"><p>Registration is now open for Spring 2016 Katy ISD Community Education classes.  The purpose of Community Education is to provide the general public with learning opportunities including self-improvement, enrichment, recreation and academic courses.</p><p>Below are just a few of the course subjects starting in February and March:</p><p>West Coast Swing, <strong>Piano</strong>, Guitar, <strong>Zentangle,</strong> Archery,  <strong>Jewelry Making,</strong> Painting with Acrylics, <strong>License to Carry</strong>, CPR, <strong>U.S. Citizenship</strong>, Gun Law Seminar, Qi Gong , <strong>Stress Management</strong>, Cake Decorating, <strong>Floral Designing,</strong> Chinese I,  Arabic I, <strong>Franchising</strong>, Paralegal, <strong>Start your Business,</strong> Decision-Making, <strong>Financial Independence</strong>, Taxes and College Expenses, <strong>Budgeting</strong>, Know Your Mobile APPS, <strong>Microsoft Courses</strong>, Adobe Photoshop,  <strong>Scuba Diving</strong>,  Welding</p><p>For more information, how to register, and to view all the courses, visit the <a href="/dept/ce/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Community Education catalog online</span></a> or call 281-396-6365</p></div>
BP America donates $50,000 for STEM related teacher grantsBP America donates $50,000 for STEM related teacher grants2016-01-29T22:08:09Z<div class="ExternalClassA30AADC9C9E241508ED7503A1E204D84"><p><img alt="""" src="/PublishingImages/BP%20Katy%20ISD.jpg" style="margin:0px 5px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" />The <strong>Katy ISD Education Fo</strong><strong>undation</strong> is pleased to announce that BP America, Inc. returned for its second year as a Foundation <strong>Cornerstone Investor</strong> by contributing $50,000 for STEM related teacher grants.  The <strong> <em>BP STEM Grant Program</em></strong> is administered via the Foundation's <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grant initiative for grants in place this school year.  STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and represents the integration of science and mathematics into existing areas of study.   </p><p>"We are grateful for our alliance with BP America, Inc. and welcome its continued support," said Katy ISD Education Foundation Board President Ken Janda. "Our BP STEM Grant Program has already benefitted hundreds of Katy ISD teachers. This second BP contribution will reach even farther, providing teachers with countless opportunities to bring extraordinary classroom experiences to their students."</p><p>BP, which has a long standing relationship with Katy ISD through the Cinco Ranch High School FIRST Robotics Program, Junior Achievement and other programs, is eager to deepen their support through the BP S.T.E.M. Grant Program. </p><p>"BP is excited to support this innovative program for a second year, especially after seeing the initial grants in action and the enthusiasm they generated among the KISD teachers and students ," said Michael Moore, senior director of communications and external affairs at BP America.  "This donation reaffirms BP's commitment to S.T.E.M. education and to the communities where we live and work." </p><p>In its first three years of operation, the Katy ISD Education Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in teacher grants to Katy ISD teachers all across the district.  Its fourth annual Inspiring Imagination teacher grant cycle launched November 1 with grant applications due March 30, 2016.  All Katy ISD educators directly involved in classroom instruction are invited to apply. To learn more, contact us at 281-396-6031 or visit <a href="http://www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org/"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org</span></a>.</p></div>
Mayde Creek High Presents CHICAGO the MusicalMayde Creek High Presents CHICAGO the Musical2016-01-26T14:45:39Z<div class="ExternalClassB6C85196A9FA47AA99C0464533FFACB2"><p>​Mayde Creek High School Fine Arts Department proudly presents CHICAGO – a story of murder, greed, and corruption set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s. </p><p>With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.</p><p>The musical features Roxie Hart (freshman, Mariana Velandia) a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her boyfriend after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly (junior, Bianca Gonzalez), by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer Billy Flynn (junior, Aiden Looney McClure) to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines aimed to kick start her jazz career. </p><p>Performances are February 4, 5, and 6 at 7:00 p.m. plus at 2:00 p.m. matinee on February 6. Tickets can be purchased starting in January at <a href="http://www.mchstheatre.org/" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;">www.mchstheatre.org</a> Prices range from $10 to $14. And Gold Card members may purchase tickets for $5. For more information, consult the website or call the director, Kelley Hughes at 281-237-3803</p></div>
Taylor High School Fine Arts Department presents Oklahoma!Taylor High School Fine Arts Department presents Oklahoma!2016-01-21T19:27:28Z<div class="ExternalClassBC27E2D9162E4D9DBD59C240D85146EC"><p>​Taylor High School Fine Arts Department presents Oklahoma!</p><p>February 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th<br>at the Taylor High School PAC</p><p>Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.<br>Sunday at 2:00 p.m.</p><p>Reserved Seating $15 and $12<br>General Admission $10</p><p>Tickets available online at <a href="http://www.taylorplaymakers.com/">www.TaylorPlayMakers.com</a></p><p> </p></div>
Katy ISD Community Education Registration Now OpenKaty ISD Community Education Registration Now Open2016-01-08T16:10:36Z<div class="ExternalClass16B55A7A3D324D12A8790F40412E65F5"><p style="text-decoration:underline;"></p><p>The Spring 2016 Katy ISD Community Education classes are now open for registration. The purpose of Community Education is to provide the general public with learning opportunities including self-improvement, enrichment, recreation and academic courses.</p><p>Classes include learning opportunities pertaining to recreational activities, arts and crafts, health and personal development, foreign languages, business and industry skills, finance, computer applications, driver education, college preparatory, and multiple online courses.</p><p>For more information, visit the <a href="/dept/ce/Pages/default.aspx">Community Education catalog online</a> or call 281-396-6365.​</p></div>
Instructional Materials SelectionInstructional Materials Selection2016-01-07T21:09:03Z<div class="ExternalClass3BF5F6C7823145038407A52EFD162E2D"><p>​Katy ISD is looking for parent volunteers to serve on committees to review instructional materials for the following courses:  Agribusiness Management & Marketing, Financial Mathematics, AP Human Geography, American Sign Language I, II and III and Latin II, III and IV.  If you would like to be a member of one of the review committees, call the Department of Federal Programs and External Funding at 281-396-2243.  Keep in mind that some committees will meet during school hours and not all volunteers may be selected to serve on a committee.</p></div>

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