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National Prescription Drug Take Back EventNational Prescription Drug Take Back Event2017-04-26T14:23:36Z<div class="ExternalClassAC4DBE9329FA40E9A9EF74B2DCCFDEA2"><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to safely dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.  The DEA cannot accept needles or sharp objects.  Any liquids must be in prescribed containers.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> <br>Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center<br>20370 Franz Road<br>Katy, TX  77449</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong> <br></strong><strong>Saturday, April 29, 2017<br></strong><strong>10 a.m. – 2 p.m.</strong></p><p><strong>Contact:</strong>       <br>Officer James Grima, Safe Schools Program Manager<br>281-237-4024</p></div>
Katy ISD Students to Experience Hands-on Forensics and Crime Scene InvestigationKaty ISD Students to Experience Hands-on Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation2017-04-25T21:46:14Z<div class="ExternalClass7C58D5FAB32141CAA48CCFAD5B22B754"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Thanks to a partnership with the Fort Bend County She</span><span style="text-align:justify;">riff's Office, more than 700 Katy ISD high school students will have the opportunity to gain real world experience and exposure to careers in the fields of forensics and crime scene investigation during the 3</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">rd</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual Katy ISD Forensics CSI Event. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Students currently enrolled in Forensic Science will participate in the three-day event where they will utilize skills they have learned throughout the year, such as fingerprinting and blood spatter analysis to solve a mock crime scene.  They will have the opportunity to work beside crime scene unit investigators and fire marshals, view canine arson detection, firearms and interrogation tactics demonstrations.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Forensic Science is offered at the Miller Career & Technology Center<strong>, </strong>Katy, Morton Ranch, Mayde Creek, Seven Lakes, Cinco Ranch, Taylor and Tompkins high schools.</p><p><strong>Where:<br></strong>Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM<br>1730 Katyland Drive<br>Katy, TX  77493</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong> <br></strong><strong>April 26-28, 2017<br></strong><strong>9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.</strong></p><p>​</p></div>
Confidential Student Reports, Score Results, and Performance Label Changes Confidential Student Reports, Score Results, and Performance Label Changes 2017-04-25T17:56:48Z<div class="ExternalClass7790D65EB05A47ECBA8DDE3943F901E4"><p>Beginning on<strong> Monday, April 24, 2017</strong>, parents may view the 2017 STAAR grades 5 and 8 mathematics and reading test results using either the Home Access Center (HAC) or the state Student Portal. Starting in 2017, this is the only way to access your child's scores for STAAR. If you do not have internet access, please contact your child's campus. In order to access the Student Portal, parents must have the child's Unique Access Code and the date of birth.</p><p>The Unique Access Code:</p><ul><li><p>remains the same for the student during the entire state testing program,</p></li><li><p>located on any past Confidential Student Report (CSR) in the bottom right corner of the CSR, and</p></li><li><p>located in the Home Access Center (HAC).</p></li></ul><p>To obtain directions on how to access test scores and the unique access code - <a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/Directions%20to%20locate%20test%20results%20in%20HAC%20and%20student%20portal%20english%20version.pdf" target="_blank">English version </a> </p><p>To obtain directions on how to access test scores and the unique access code - <a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/Directions%20to%20locate%20test%20results%20in%20HAC%20and%20student%20portal%20spanish%20verison.pdf" target="_blank">Spanish version </a>​</p><p>The new and improved redesigned CSR will include the new performance labels. An adopted amendment which establishes a final set of performance standards for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Grades 3-8 and end-of-course (EOC) assessments beginning with the 2016-2017 school year was approved.   The table below provides the change from the old performance labels to the new performance labels.  </p><div align="center"><table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="padding:0in 5.4pt;border:1pt solid windowtext;width:233.75pt;"><p>Old Performance Label</p></td><td width="246" valign="top" style="border-width:1pt 1pt 1pt medium;border-style:solid solid solid none;border-color:windowtext windowtext windowtext currentcolor;padding:0in 5.4pt;width:184.5pt;"><p>New Performance Label</p></td></tr><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="border-width:medium 1pt 1pt;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:currentcolor windowtext windowtext;padding:0in 5.4pt;width:233.75pt;"><p>Level III: Advanced Academic Performance</p></td><td width="246" valign="top" style="border-width:medium 1pt 1pt medium;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:currentcolor windowtext windowtext currentcolor;padding:0in 5.4pt;width:184.5pt;"><p>Masters Grade Level</p></td></tr><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="border-width:medium 1pt 1pt;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:currentcolor windowtext windowtext;padding:0in 5.4pt;width:233.75pt;"><p>Final Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance</p></td><td width="246" valign="top" style="border-width:medium 1pt 1pt medium;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:currentcolor windowtext windowtext currentcolor;padding:0in 5.4pt;width:184.5pt;"><p>Meets Grade Level</p></td></tr><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="border-width:medium 1pt 1pt;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:currentcolor windowtext windowtext;padding:0in 5.4pt;width:233.75pt;"><p>Phase-in Level II: Satisfactory Academic Performance</p></td><td width="246" valign="top" style="border-width:medium 1pt 1pt medium;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:currentcolor windowtext windowtext currentcolor;padding:0in 5.4pt;width:184.5pt;"><p>Approaches Grade Level</p></td></tr><tr><td width="312" valign="top" style="border-width:medium 1pt 1pt;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:currentcolor windowtext windowtext;padding:0in 5.4pt;width:233.75pt;"><p>Level I: Unsatisfactory Academic Performance</p></td><td width="246" valign="top" style="border-width:medium 1pt 1pt medium;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:currentcolor windowtext windowtext currentcolor;padding:0in 5.4pt;width:184.5pt;"><p>Did Not Meet Grade Level </p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Named 'Best Communities for Music Education'Katy ISD Named 'Best Communities for Music Education'2017-04-22T02:04:59Z<div class="ExternalClass670381E5786448D7AB2754134EE4EA3E"><p style="text-align:left;">Katy Independent School District has again received the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education for the 14<sup>th</sup> year.  Katy ISD is one of 4% of school districts across the nation to receive this prestigious award.</p><p style="text-align:left;">Katy ISD is leading the way with music learning opportunities as outlined in the federal education legislation, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The District understands the importance of providing music education as part of the curriculum and knows the vital role music plays in the overall success of students in school and in life.  </p><p style="text-align:left;">The Best Communities for Music Education designation honors school districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in their efforts to provide music access and education to all students.  </p><p> </p></div>
June 2017 TAKS Exit Level RetestJune 2017 TAKS Exit Level Retest2017-04-13T15:28:08Z<div class="ExternalClass1FA4717A4E2D468BB5BE3EC50A902EC7"><p style="text-align:left;">Students who did not meet the passing standard on sections of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Exit Level will have the opportunity to retake the necessary subject tests in June 2017.  </p><p style="text-align:left;">Students currently enrolled in school who need to retest are automatically registered; however, those who are out of school need to register online by <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>5 p.m. (CT), May 26</strong></span> by accessing the website at <a href="http://www.texasassessment.com/taksoos">www.TexasAssessment.com/taksoos</a>.  The registration process will be online only and any submissions received after May 26 <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>will not</strong></span> be processed.  Those wishing to take the exam can continue to register at a participating campus on the day of testing, if the campus can accommodate them.  Additionally, they should arrive at the test site 30 minutes before the designated start time of 7:30 a.m.  A picture identification, such as driver's license, DPS ID, military ID, school ID or resident alien card must be presented to test.  </p><p style="text-align:left;">The 2017 June online TAKS tests will be administered on the following dates:</p><ul><li>June 19, 2017          English Language Art</li><li>June 20, 2017          Mathematics</li><li>June 21, 2017          Science</li><li>June 22, 2017          Social Studies</li></ul><p style="text-align:left;">Katy ISD is offering the June Exit Level retest at Taylor High School located at 20700 Kingsland Blvd.  For additional information, contact Dr. Christy Gregory in the Katy ISD Department of Research, Assessment and Accountability at 281.396.2128.</p></div>
Katy ISD Principal Selected as 2017 Texas National Distinguished Principal FinalistKaty ISD Principal Selected as 2017 Texas National Distinguished Principal Finalist2017-04-10T20:24:22Z<div class="ExternalClassF588C9454BBB44399A41E4D108F54616"><p>McRoberts Elementary Principal Dr. Kwabena Mensah is one of eight Texas principals recently selected as a Texas National Distinguished Principal (NDP) finalist by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA).  </p><p>The final award winner will be surprised in May at their school with $10,000 as well as represent Texas at the 2017 National Distinguished Principal event in Washington, DC.</p><p>TEPSA received 123 nominations for the 2017 NDP award.  After a rigorous reading process in which applicants shared their educational philosophies and accomplishments both in and out of the classroom, a peer-review committee selected eight finalists.  These outstanding leaders then showcased their achievements during a school visit by a team of educators.  Finalists will be recognized at the TEPSA Awards Reception June 14 in Austin, TX.</p><p>Best of luck to Principal Mensah!</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/04-10-17%20Dr.%20Kwabena%20Mensah%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="04-10-17 Dr. Kwabena Mensah - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Artwork Auctions Off for Big MoneyKaty ISD Artwork Auctions Off for Big Money2017-04-06T15:54:29Z<div class="ExternalClass98AC0A5E68754A9BA10DEB946077E77D"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Hard work and determination pays off for two Katy ISD students whose artwork advanced to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art auction. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">McMeans Junior High eighth-grader Charles Jang's artwork competed in the Grand Prix judging and won first place against students from over 100 districts.  His project was a drawing titled "<em>A Rare Connection.</em>"  This was the first year that a junior high student became auction eligible at this level.  Jang's artwork earned "Class Champion" recognition and auctioned off for $65,000!</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The detailed work on Fatemeh Ebrahimi's "Reserve Class Champion" three-dimensional sculpture caught the attention of buyers, who were out-bidding each other to purchase the unique piece.  The Taylor High School eleventh-grader's artwork is titled "<em>The Spirit Within."</em><em>   </em>Only two entries for the three-dimensional category advanced to the art action where Ebrahimi's work broke a world record and sold for $102,000!</p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Charles%20Jang.jpg" alt="Charles Jang.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><div><br></div><div><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Fatemeh%20Ebrahimi.jpg" alt="Fatemeh Ebrahimi.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Fatemeh%20Ebrahimi%202.jpg" alt="Fatemeh Ebrahimi 2.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div></div>
Katy ISD to Begin Developing Bond Referendum to Address District's Rapid GrowthKaty ISD to Begin Developing Bond Referendum to Address District's Rapid Growth2017-04-03T20:47:43Z<div class="ExternalClass1CE4F4ECCC5F4B8ABB246621D36CBEB4"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The Katy Independent School District will be hosting its first Community Bond Advisory Committee meeting on </span><span style="text-align:justify;text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tuesday, April 4 from 5 to 9 p.m.</strong></span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">It will be held at the Katy ISD Education Support Complex located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 150-member committee is comprised of a broad base of community members representative of Katy ISD campuses, partner institutions, professional and civic organizations and the community at large. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">At each bond committee meeting, the members will receive information on various topics such as growth projections, facility and technology needs and District finances.  This information will help members assess facility needs in order to develop a bond package for recommendation to the Board of Trustees.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Through data presented annually by the District's demographers, Population and Survey Analysts (PASA), and discussions with residential developers, the District is projected to be adding approximately 2,500 new students each school year.  Katy ISD continues to be one of the fastest growing school districts in the country and by 2026 analysts predict that Katy ISD could be serving nearly 100,000 students.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Community Bond Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public to observe the process and stay informed.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​<a href="/sites/bonds/pages/default.aspx" title="Katy ISD Community Bond Advisory Committee Meetings">Click here for more information on Katy ISD's 2017 bond referendum and the Community Bond Advisory Committee meetings</a>.</p></div>

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