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Bear Creek Elementary Students Head Back to Home Campus after Harveyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=812Bear Creek Elementary Students Head Back to Home Campus after Harvey2017-09-20T13:34:03Z<div class="ExternalClassF95BC14D33FC4436B88648BFAB6D2117"><p></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​After almost two weeks of being housed at Paetow High School, Bear Creek Elementary (BCE) students and staff will now be headed back to their home campus on Monday, September 25.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The neighborhood lift pumps and a water treatment plant which were compromised by Harvey have now been repaired and the local service provider has lifted water restrictions to the area, making it safe for students to return to their home campus.  School start time will revert back to normal hours of operations.  Likewise, the transportation schedule will also return to its regular pick-up/drop-off times and locations.  </p><p>Within the Katy ISD boundaries, the Bear Creek community was one of the hardest hit neighborhoods by Tropical Storm Harvey.   "The reopening of the school is a sign of progress and recovery as we help students and families return to their normal routines and daily school activities," said district spokesperson Maria DiPetta.​</p></div>
Bear Creek Elementary Temporary Stay at Paetow HS Extendedhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=810Bear Creek Elementary Temporary Stay at Paetow HS Extended2017-09-14T16:58:26Z<div class="ExternalClass0591C63F1C00472C81D2A776B32E6118"><p><strong>​</strong>This week, the Bear Creek Elementary family welcomed students to their temporary home at Paetow High School (PHS) as local service providers repair lift pumps and a water treatment plant near BCE that were damaged by Tropical Storm Harvey.</p><p>Because local service providers are still working to resolve the issues near the Bear Creek campus, BCE students will remain at PHS for an additional week.</p><p>Transportation will continue to be provided to <span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>all</strong></span> Bear Creek Elementary students, including PK, if needed.  Students who previously received transportation service will be following an adjusted route due to inaccessible areas of the neighborhood.  All students should continue to wear their transportation wristbands to expedite arrival and dismissal procedures.</p><p><span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;">Bus 558</span></p><p>          7:43 a.m. - Park Lorne & Park Douglas</p><p>          7:44 a.m. - Glennale & Park Firth</p><p>          7:44 a.m. - Glennale & Park Scott</p><p>          7:46 a.m. - Pine Forest Apts</p><p>          7:49 a.m. - Clay & Clay Hill Dr</p><p><span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;">Bus 5098</span></p><p>          7:31 a.m. - Clay & Aspenglen</p><p>          7:40 a.m. - Boulder Oaks Dr & Spruce Point Dr</p><p>          7:45 a.m. - 15703 Fox Springs</p><p>          7:46 a.m. - Thornbrook Dr & Pine Cliff Dr</p><p>          7:48 a.m. - Prairie Creek & Pagehurst</p><p>          7:50 a.m. - Fern Basin & Fox Springs Dr</p><p><span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;">Harper's Mill Apartments and the Breckenridge Court Apartments on Keith Harrow</span>:</p><p>Two district buses (Green Frogs 5142 and Red Flowers 5199) will leave from the street in front of between the apartment offices at 8:15 a.m. and return students at 4:15 p.m.</p><p>In order to accommodate transportation needs, Bear Creek Elementary at PHS will continue with a delayed start time of 8:50 a.m. next week, September 18- 22.  Dismissal time will remain at 3:40 p.m.  It is anticipated that students will be able to return to their home campus as soon as the local service providers repair the lift pumps and water treatment plant in the Bear Creek neighborhood.</p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Education Foundation Harvey Relief Fundraiserhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=806Katy ISD Education Foundation Harvey Relief Fundraiser2017-09-11T16:21:15Z<div class="ExternalClass1DBAE78160D84B2E93AD562C9579C31F"><p style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Ed_Found_Harvey_Cover_Photo.png" alt="Ed_Found_Harvey_Cover_Photo.png" style="margin:5px;width:603px;height:226px;vertical-align:middle;" />​<br><em style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><br>​Fundraiser for Katy ISD Families and Staff impacted by Hurricane Harvey</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em></em></p><p>In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, 15,007 students and 2,600 employees of Katy ISD are recovering from direct impact of the storm. Despite the destruction, the Katy community has proven to be "Katy Strong" in providing support to those in need.  In keeping with that theme, the Katy ISD Education Foundation is launching an initiative that will provide support for Katy ISD families and staff adversely impacted by flooding in their homes as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The Foundation will collect donations from the community, while Katy ISD campuses will identify students and staff in need of support. This initiative was set in motion by the Foundation Board of Directors in response to numerous requests from our community.<br></p><p>"The Katy ISD Education Foundation has an unprecedented opportunity to bolster our community during this devastating time," says Tara Wilson, Katy ISD Education Foundation Board President.  "With a tremendous amount of work ahead of us, this small but mighty initiative will provide the necessary support to Katy ISD staff and families that need to not only rebuild homes, but rebuild lives." Any donation amount is welcome and donors will receive a tax receipt when the gift is processed. </p><p>With sixteen campuses affected by floodwaters, including Creech Elementary re-locating students for the remainder of the year, Katy ISD faces a significant road to recovery. "While the district is in a strong position to support facility recovery, and will do so, we are grateful for our community's support for the thousands of Katy ISD staff members and their families whose lives have been profoundly impacted by Hurricane Harvey," says Dr. Lance Hindt, Katy ISD Superintendent. "We have already seen incredible acts of compassion all over Katy from hundreds of volunteers serving four thousand evacuees in three Katy ISD schools used as shelters to our staff working tirelessly to return facilities to working order."</p><p>The Education Foundation's mission is to provide extraordinary classroom experiences to students and teachers in our district. In this case, the extraordinary will, in fact, be the ordinary, everyday items that will return home-lives to normalcy.  To give, visit <a href="http://tinyurl.com/pledgecentskatyisdfamilies">http://tinyurl.com/pledgecentskatyisdfamilies</a></p></div>
Keep up to date with BCEhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/BCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=115Keep up to date with BCE2017-09-09T22:56:51Z<div class="ExternalClassDE316CD3185549E2B839AE26C84C2842"><p><a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qdO_ljWTgap84mc7SfG_7QCjNMn1OrfCi5Ji0MHs1e4/edit?usp=sharing">​Please click here for the most up to date changes with Bear Creek Elementary.​</a></p></div>
Bear Creek Elementary Students and Staff will be Relocated to Paetow Highhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=804Bear Creek Elementary Students and Staff will be Relocated to Paetow High2017-09-07T22:02:02Z<div class="ExternalClassB0A118B488644D97AE1AEAD2FC0B51D1"><p>Neighborhoods surrounding Bear Creek Elementary suffered severe flooding last week.  While the school was left intact, the local service provider has placed restrictions on water usage, as nearby lift pumps, along with the waste water treatment plant were compromised by the storm.<br></p><p>These restrictions will limit the school's access to water and waste treatment.  As such, Bear Creek Elementary students and staff will be transferred to Paetow High School, located at 23111 Stockdick School Rd.,<em> </em>Katy, TX, for the reopening of schools on September 11.  Paetow is Katy ISD's newest high school which opened its doors this fall to two grade levels - freshman and sophomore classes.  The elementary students will be housed in the east tower of the campus, currently unoccupied by secondary students.</p><p>Transportation for all Bear Creek Elementary zoned students will be provided, should they need it. Information regarding routes, pick up and drop off times/locations will be emailed to parents before Monday.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the meantime, operations crews have completed their mechanical and electrical assessments, which met all standards.  Since there was no flood water intrusion within the building, Bear Creek students and staff will be returning to a safe and secure learning environment once restrictions are removed by the local service provider.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Students and staff are our highest priority during this recovery process," said Superintendent Lance Hindt.  "Though the relocation for Bear Creek students is temporary, multiple Katy ISD departments are working vigorously to make this a smooth transition for everyone, both now and when students and staff are able to return to their school."  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD closed the district on August 25 in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey.  Following the storm, the District announced that 16 campuses had been impacted by flooding in surrounding neighborhoods. One campus, Creech Elementary took on several feet of water and arrangements have since been made for students and staff to be relocated to the University of Houston Cinco Ranch campus while repairs are being made at the school.  Bear Creek Elementary will be the second school to relocate as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey.  The remaining 14 schools have cleared building assessments and will reopen in their home locations this Monday.</p><p>Schools reopen across Katy ISD on September 11.</p></div>
Katy ISD Prepares Schools for the Return of Studentshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=801Katy ISD Prepares Schools for the Return of Students2017-09-05T16:20:05Z<div class="ExternalClass25ED211DF5E94DB995BDB48C50C8CA4C"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Sixteen Katy ISD schools were impacted by flooding that took place last week in the surrounding neighborhoods.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Two district campuses, Creech Elementary and Beck Junior High, saw more extensive damage than other campuses. While Bear Creek Elementary sustained minor water intrusion.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The damages and repairs include:</span><br></p><ul><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Creech Elementary</span>:  Operations crews have begun the building assessment, which includes air quality/mold testing and a number of other safety reviews.  Conditions near and around the campus have prevented our crews from fully assessing the building.  Katy ISD is working on a plan to relocate students and staff and will notify families of the alternate campus site by the end of the day on Wednesday, September 6.</li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Beck Junior High</span>:  The campus is being assessed by operations crews and is being evaluated and remediated for damage due to water intrusion through the building's roof, skylights and a construction site within the building.  Mechanical and electrical systems, as well as air quality and mold testing, are being conducted throughout the building.  These tests will determine if the school is ready to reopen on Monday, September 11.</li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Bear Creek Elementary</span>: The campus sustained minor water intrusion within the building. Operations crews are testing mechanical and electrical systems to ensure a safe return for students and staff. Evaluation and repairs to the damaged structure are expected to be completed by the end of the week, in time for the return of students on Monday, September 11.</li></ul><p>The safety of our students and staff returning to their campus is our number one priority.  Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.  Parents and staff will be updated as conditions evolve and new information is received.</p></div>
Katy ISD Board of Trustees Calls for a 2017 Bond Electionhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=792Katy ISD Board of Trustees Calls for a 2017 Bond Election2017-08-22T01:15:47Z<div class="ExternalClassAC19A255C2B0404BB1CA15A79A63B2D4"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">With a unanimous vote of 7-0, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees called a November 2017 bond election for the 239-project bond package presented by a community-led committee this past July.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The total bond package is $609.2 MM and would have no impact on the school tax rate.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Community Bond Advisory Committee's (CBAC) package focuses on meeting existing and near-term needs as the District continues to grow by 2,800 student annually and older campuses show signs of aging.  It's a growth bond that directly affects students, with 74% of the bond allocated for new schools.  The improvements proposed for existing campuses will ensure that classrooms adequately support the curriculum and meet legislative requirements across the district.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The bond package is comprised of six new schools, a comprehensive renovation of Fielder Elementary, repairs and replacements for components like school kitchens, roofs, floors and intercoms at 61 campuses and facilities, facility expansions at two schools, and safety and security upgrades at 40 campuses.  Students across the entire district will likewise benefit from technology network improvements.  The CBAC also included funds for new buses as well as fuel tanks and portable buildings to replace existing aging ones.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The bond touches every quadrant of Katy ISD, from the far northeast to the lower southwest.  The last day to register to vote is October 10 and Election Day is November 7.  <a href="/sites/bonds/pages/default.aspx">Click here for more information on the bond package.</a></p></div>
Bear Creek Newsletterhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/BCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=114Bear Creek Newsletter2017-08-21T17:21:46Z<div class="ExternalClass3ECDFB2B874242179BE6B270A792D4B5"><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/mqhas"><span style="font-size:32px;">​​​​​​Click here for all the latest news and information.​</span></a></p></div>
Katy ISD Dedication Ceremony for Mike Johnston Field at Legacy Stadiumhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=790Katy ISD Dedication Ceremony for Mike Johnston Field at Legacy Stadium2017-08-18T14:40:02Z<div class="ExternalClass1F51D4C889B14495ABC62A125498A138"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">After nearly two years of construction, Katy ISD welcomed parents, students, staff and community members to Mike Johnston Field at Legacy Stadium.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Special performances by all eight high school bands and choir directors resonated across the facility where countless attendees came to take part in a historical moment, not just for Katy ISD, but for the entire Katy community.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Legacy Stadium was approved by voters as part of the 2014 bond to provide Katy ISD students and its community with a state of the art multipurpose second stadium.  The stadium will benefit the 77,000+ students currently enrolled in the District, as well as their families and other residents.  It was part of a zero tax rate increase bond and will serve as an athletic and fine arts venue for Katy ISD schools.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">It is anticipated that events such as football, soccer, marching band contests, concerts, youth football games, lacrosse, rugby, college football summer camps, parent group meetings, banquets, movie nights, and other community celebrations will take place at the stadium.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The name, Legacy Stadium, was announced by a community led naming committee who selected the name to pay homage to the District's history of excellence and tradition.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/lt6o3uun714uj78/IMG_6730.jpg?dl=0">Photos of Mike Johnston Field and Legacy Stadium</a></p></div>
Bear Creek Elementary WatchDOGShttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/BCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=113Bear Creek Elementary WatchDOGS2017-08-15T15:29:55Z<div class="ExternalClassAD13A4A6AFD44DFD852D0E5CD2469D0D"><p>​</p><span class="SUGbold" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Bear Creek Elementary WatchDOGS</strong></span><span style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"></span><h1 class="SUGHeaderText" style="background-color:#ffffff;">Bear Creek Elementary WatchDOGS Sign-Up</h1><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c48a5a82babf94-bear">Interested in being a WatchDOGS volunteer?  Sign up here and let us know when you would like to come volunteer for the day at BCE! (Just click and go to the sign up page.)​</a>​</p></div>
2017 Bond Recommendation Presented to the Katy ISD Boardhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=7852017 Bond Recommendation Presented to the Katy ISD Board2017-07-30T19:38:58Z<div class="ExternalClass543A4EAD4D7F41EE9784F72BFE136307"><div class="ExternalClassECD570E404FD486085BB3622C9C5F5AC" style="text-align:left;"><p><span>During the monthly Katy ISD Board of Trustees Work Study meeting the 2017 Community Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) Chairman presented the Committee's $609.2 MM recommended bond package which addresses rapid growth and the near-term needs of the district.</span><br></p><p>Since early April, Committee members have attended numerous meetings as well as received and assessed extensive and detailed information in order to develop a bond package.  Members agreed on a final bond package which includes funds for six new schools, renovations and expansions at existing facilities, enhanced student technology, safety and security upgrades among other items.  The Committee's bond package also ensures a zero tax rate increase.  </p><p>Student enrollment has grown by approximately 2,800 students per year in Katy ISD.  The district currently has an enrollment of more than 76,000 students.  According to the district's demographer, Population and Survey Analysts (PASA), by 2023 nearly 90,000 students will attend Katy ISD schools and over 98,000 students will call the district their home by 2026.  </p><p>For more information on the 2017 recommended bond package please visit:</p><p> <a href="http://tinyurl.com/katyisdbondpackage"><strong>http://tinyurl.com/katyisdbondpackage</strong></a></p><p><br> </p></div></div>
Redesigned STAAR Report Cards http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=759Redesigned STAAR Report Cards 2017-05-19T15:33:35Z<div class="ExternalClass1CC69AB545F2458E975417D0DF9FA3C2"><p>The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has redesigned the STAAR report cards also referred to as confidential student reports (CSRs) to improve communication and transparency with educators and families.  The goal of this new design was to create a family-friendly report on student progress, specifically highlighting growth and improvement.  The new two-page CSR features are listed below:</p><ul><li>Growth and progress information</li><li>A summer reading list</li><li>Lexile levels and trend data</li><li>New performance level descriptors </li><li>Resources and suggestions for parents to use at home</li><li>Suggested questions for parents to ask teachers and counselors </li></ul><p>At this time, TEA has published <a href="http://tea.texas.gov/studentreport/">learning resources</a> which include a short video to explain the changes, as wells as, a link to download the presentation and talking points, templates of STAAR report cards for each grade, and online tools and resources. The new CSRs will be available online beginning June 13, 2017 for STAAR EOC and June 30, 2017 for STAAR 3-8.</p><p>On June 13th, TEA is also launching a new CSR website, which will include item-level analysis for each question on the STAAR, informational videos, and links to additional resources. For the first time, parents and teachers who log in will be able to see actual test questions from the current year's STAAR exam. They will also find information on boosting reading levels and developing student-specific summer reading lists. </p></div>
Elementary School Parents Make the Difference!http://www.katyisd.org/campus/BCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=89Elementary School Parents Make the Difference!2016-05-31T12:24:56Z<div class="ExternalClass05DFA2EF112247A2A1FDDD81BE610637"><p>​Please click to read some important information on how you can help your child with school.</p><p><a href="/campus/BCE/Documents/elemmay16r.pdf">English</a></p><p><a href="/campus/BCE/Documents/selemmay16r.pdf">Spanish</a></p></div>

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