|Katy ISD High School Musicals Nominated for Tommy Tune Awards||Katy ISD High School Musicals Nominated for Tommy Tune Awards||2014-03-20T18:44:22Z||<div class="ExternalClassBE9ECD37B71642259ACE0BAA11422642"><p><span style="line-height:1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">hree high school musicals from Cinco Ranch High School, Morton Ranch High School and Taylor High School were nominated for the </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">2014 Tommy Tune Awards</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">. The awards ceremony will be held on</span><strong style="line-height:1.5;"> Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.</span></p><p>Cinco Ranch High School's production of <em>Monty Python's Spamalot</em> received 13 out of 15 nominations, Morton Ranch High School's production of <em>Beauty and the Beast</em> received three nominations, and Taylor High School's production of <em>High School Musical</em> received two nominations for the 2014 Tommy Tune Awards.</p><p>Developed by Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), the Tommy Tune Awards honors musical theatre excellence at the high school level. After reviewing and evaluating the 45 participating Houston-area high school productions during the 2013-2014 school year, a team of Houston-based theatre professionals made 152 nominations in 15 categories. </p><p><a href="https://www.tuts.com/Education/TommyTuneAwards/2014TommyTuneAwardsNomineeList/tabid/706/Default.aspx" style="text-decoration:underline;">Click here</a> to view a full list of the 2014 Tommy Tune Awards nominees. </p></div>|
|Katy ISD Dance Classes Present 9th Annual Crossroads Dance Concert||Katy ISD Dance Classes Present 9th Annual Crossroads Dance Concert||2014-04-17T17:23:54Z||<div class="ExternalClassAD6A6A6FFC8E4C948393E9B7DF565CE2"><p><span style="line-height:1.5;">The Katy ISD Fine Arts Department presents the ninth annual </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Crossroads Dance Concer</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">t to held on </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">March 4, 2014 at 7 p.m.</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> in the Merrell Center. This performance is a collaborative effort among the high school campuses within the District. More than 1,000 students will be participating in the dance concert; most have never had a dance class before entering their high school dance course.</span></p><p>The Dance I-IV curriculum has covered a wide variety of dance styles. Through this public school course, students have the opportunity to learn about dance technique, terminology and history. The spring semester focuses on the art of production and performance as students rehearse for the show. </p><p>"This performance opportunity is something our dance students look forward to," said Morton Ranch High School Dance Instructor April Hunt. "They look forward to the music selection and learning the choreography. The Crossroads experience helps students gain a sense of confidence that they will hopefully take with them for years to come." </p><p>The dance concert will give some insight into the incredible curriculum that is covered in Katy ISD dance classes, and audiences can expect to see everything from traditional jazz to modern dance. Diverse students with various levels of dance experience collaborate to show the community that the art of dance is not only entertaining, but rewarding to all involved. The concert is free to all audience members. </p><p>For more information, contact April Hunt at (281) 237-7988 or Alison Lowrey at (281) 237-1741.</p></div>|
|Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Available for Katy ISD Students||Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Available for Katy ISD Students||2014-02-20T15:38:19Z||<div class="ExternalClass49490E8C85754EF6B1A097508AD8FC08"><p><span style="line-height:1.5;">High school students in Katy ISD may register for Advanced Placement exams at their home campus </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Feb. 24-March 7, 2014</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">. Late registrations will be accepted through March 19, 2014 with a late fee of $5/exam. Students interested in taking the AP Chinese or AP Japanese exam must submit registration to the campus by March 6. Each high school will announce the details of the registration process at the home campus.</span></p><p>All students who are enrolled in AP courses in Katy ISD are strongly encouraged to participate in AP exams. An Advanced Placement (AP) exam score of three or better is counted as an advanced measure for Distinguished Achievement graduation recognition (DAP). However, students are not required to take the exam, and the exam has no bearing on the high school course grade.</p><p>Fee waivers are available for students on free or reduced lunch. Homeschooled students may register in person at the high school campus in their attendance zone during the registration window. </p><p>A partial refund of $30 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 May 2, 2014 with documentation from the college or university's AP exam policy.</p><p>Students in special economic circumstances (on free and reduced lunch) must identify that need during exam registration. All requests for additional fee waivers must be made <strong>during the registration period (Feb. 24-March 7, 2014)</strong> to ensure that proper arrangements are made for the student. AP Coordinators will confirm eligibility for any fee waivers. Students in need of testing accommodations must adhere to the College Board timeline for these requests. Contact the AP Coordinator with any questions.</p><p>AP exams are scheduled for the weeks of May 5-9 and May 12-16. To determine the exact date of a particular exam, visit <a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/" style="text-decoration:underline;">www.collegeboard.com</a>. </p><p>Scores of three, four or five on AP exams are generally accepted for college credit; however each college or university has its 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 the university or by visiting the College Board's website at <a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/" style="text-decoration:underline;">www.collegeboard.com</a>.</p><p>Contact the AP Coordinator for more information about the AP program and AP exam registration.</p></div>|
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Join us on April 26th at 8:00 am for a 5K race (or 1 mile fun run) that benefits the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. The event, Kilometers to Combat Cancer, will be held at CRHS and has been organized by CRHS students. Registration is online at www.active.com. Early registration is through April 19. The 5K is $35 and the 1 mile fun run is $20. After April 19th, the registration fees increase to $40 for the 5K and $25 for the 1 mile fun run. For registration and waiver, please see Parent Resources tab on main page.
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Volunteer opportunity at Fielder Elementary School on Saturday, April 26th from 9-11am. The library needs help to set up the book fair. Looking for 15 students. Please come promptly at 9:00 so we can get started. E-mail Kathy Counterman at Katherinefcounterman@katyisd.org if you will be coming. You will get a minimum of 2 hours.
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