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Community to Dedicate SPARK Park at Franz Elementary to Dedicate SPARK Park at Franz Elementary2017-12-12T18:27:45Z<div class="ExternalClass29BBD3CE7EA049F0A9F7C39049702A7A"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">The Franz Elementary family invites the community, parents, staff, students and media partners to the official dedication of their new SPARK Park.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Due to the SPARK Program and contributions from the local community, this park will be available for public use during non-school hours and on weekends.  It features modular playground equipment, walking trails, picnic tables, outdoor music equipment and learning spaces.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">SPARK, an organization created in 1983 to increase park and recreational spaces in the Greater Houston area, has helped to turn underutilized school playgrounds into neighborhood parks at more than 200 locations.</p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Franz Elementary<br>2751 Westgreen Blvd.<br>Katy, TX  77449</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Thursday, December 14<br></strong></span><strong>9 a.m.</strong></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD "No Texting and Driving" Video Receives Innovation Award ISD "No Texting and Driving" Video Receives Innovation Award2017-12-12T01:28:12Z<div class="ExternalClass82D7DE86B28D4008A11E372D6C08BD77"><p></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span>T</span><span>he Katy Independent School District receives the 2017 Risk Ma</span><span>nagement Innovation Award for its "No Texting and Driving" video. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Risk Management Department, along with employees from Communications, Human Resources, Curriculum and Instruction and the Katy ISD Police Department produced the video to provide awareness of the new "no texting and driving" statewide law which took effect on September 1, 2017.  The video was distributed to over three million people as well as to the top 100 school districts in the nation.  Prior to the law taking effect the video was disseminated to all Katy ISD schools and till this day it is used as an informative piece to save lives.</p><p>Click here to view the <a href="">"No Texting and Driving" video</a>.​</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_0294%20-%20smaller%20for%20web.jpg" alt="IMG_0294 - smaller for web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p><p>(Attribution from left to right:  Bill Lacy, Board of Trustee, Brandy Richard, Employee Relations Coordinator for Human Resources, Tiffany Shirey, English Language Arts Teacher at Paetow High School and Lance Nauman, Director of Katy ISD Risk Management.)</p></div>
PASA Project Continued Growth in Katy ISD Project Continued Growth in Katy ISD2017-12-05T02:24:28Z<div class="ExternalClass0E2E0DA5FE5D4FA98D13BBD60E6F2FC1"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">During the December Katy ISD Board of Trustees meeting, Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) presented the Katy Independent School District 2017 Demographic Update an</span><span style="text-align:justify;">d provided student enrollment projections for the upcoming years.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to PASA, Katy ISD is expected to reach nearly <strong>100,000</strong> students by 2027.  Based on the current growth rate, Katy ISD has been ranked second in adding students in Texas.  During the past five years, over 13,000 new students have enrolled in Katy ISD, more than any other school district in the Greater Houston area.  By September 2017, Katy ISD ranked fourth in adding new single family housing.  While the district is currently 65% built out, PASA projects the majority of all remaining growth in Katy is expected to take place in the northwest quadrant of the district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD works closely with PASA to determine attendance boundary modifications needed as the district continues to grow and new schools are added.</p></div>
Voters Approve Katy ISD $609.2 MM Referendum Approve Katy ISD $609.2 MM Referendum2017-11-08T17:00:35Z<div class="ExternalClassAC729317CC50426DB3BDEC71E3C3AF37"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">On Tuesday night, voters approved the Katy Independent School District's 2017 bond which will provide relief to campuses managing a rapidly growing student population, along with renovations and improvements for 61 campuses.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">According to unofficial results, the $609.2 MM bond passed by an approximate 65% voter approval.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Katy ISD is the second fastest growing school district in the state of Texas," said Superintendent Lance Hindt. "Families continue to move to Katy because of the quality learning opportunities our teachers and staff provide to each and every student.  This bond will help to ensure that our community's expectations for high educational standards and schools are maintained now, and well into the future."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The District's 2017 bond comes with a zero tax rate increase and is designed to address fast growth and aging facilities. It includes six new schools, one comprehensive renovation, along with repairs and upgrades to 61 campuses.  Bond funds will also provide many campuses with safety and security improvements, and school expansions at Raines High School and Katy High School's Career and Technical Education program (CTE). Technology and infrastructure upgrades are also included for all Katy ISD schools, as well as replacement of aging buses and portables, and fuel storage tanks.  Ninety-one percent (91%) of bond funds will directly impact campuses and student learning.</p></div>
Katy ISD Police Department Seeks Help through Santa Cops Program ISD Police Department Seeks Help through Santa Cops Program2017-10-04T18:58:20Z<div class="ExternalClassCA6042A7BAA9474393B8F2F6D7E3AFC8"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD Police Department is sponsoring the 15</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual Santa Cops Program, aimed at helping families that may be experiencing hardships by providing gifts and clothing for their children during the holidays.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">This year, the program anticipates an increased n</span><span style="text-align:justify;">umber of families in need due to the devastation caused by Harvey.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">As in the past, generous sponsors are needed.  Every year students, community organizations as well as district employees make this program a success.  The Katy ISD Police Department welcomes any and all who would like to participate.  If you or someone you know would like to donate and help children this year, please send an email to <a href=""></a>.    </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sponsor information will be sent out around the third-week of November.  After Harvey, the outpouring of love and generosity has been heartwarming and the Katy ISD Police Department would like to continue the community's support throughout the upcoming holidays.</p></div>
Katy ISD Board Approves Resolution for Reappraisal of Properties Affected by Harvey ISD Board Approves Resolution for Reappraisal of Properties Affected by Harvey2017-09-29T17:27:59Z<div class="ExternalClass03F2190B6963465AB3F74A3F2E5DD77A"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Board of Trustees has approved a resolution requesting the appraisal districts of Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties to reappraise Katy ISD zoned homes and businesses flooded as a result of Harvey.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">By law, property owners must continue to pay taxes on the full value of their property, even if it has been damaged or destroyed.  Additionally, only a taxing entity, such as a school district, can request a reappraisal of a property after a county has completed its appraisal process for the year.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"While no homeowner will be required to seek a reappraisal of their home as a result of the Board's action, this resolution will clear the way for thousands of our families who are recovering from Harvey to seek tax relief on properties damaged by the storm," said Lance Hindt, Katy ISD superintendent.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy area weathered a historical storm last month which left thousands of residents displaced and a number of neighborhoods destroyed.  When the three appraisal districts approve Katy ISD's request, the Board of Trustees will have created options for residents still facing housing, financial and recovery challenges due to the storm.  </p></div>
Hurricane Harvey Support for Katy ISD Families Harvey Support for Katy ISD Families2017-09-28T20:14:58Z<div class="ExternalClass63DBA37C78304195B5B3505EEC6293DD"><span style="color:windowtext;font-family:"palatino linotype",serif;font-size:11pt;">Join Us in Supporting </span><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:windowtext;font-family:"palatino linotype",serif;font-size:11pt;">Katy ISD Education Foundation </span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:windowtext;font-family:"palatino linotype",serif;font-size:11pt;">Staff and Student Harvey Relief Fund </span></p><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><a href=""><span style="font-family:"verdana",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> or</span></a></p><p><span style="font-family:"verdana",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span style="color:windowtext;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href=""></a></span></span></span></p></div>
Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time ISD Lost Instructional Time 2017-09-22T15:55:08Z<div class="ExternalClassF311D8DB26B041319FDCC2F4C340420B"><p>​As many families and staff continue recovery efforts in our neighborhoods, homes and community, we are also slowly but surely getting back on track with the business of teaching and learning across Katy ISD campuses.  As you ​​know, our students lost two weeks of instructional time as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey.  However, because the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be waiving up to 10 instructional days, there will be no need to extend the 2017-18 instructional calendar, or to modify the Thanksgiving, Christmas/winter, and spring breaks.​</p><p>Our Curriculum Department has worked diligently over the past few weeks to realign and restructure the curriculum unit plans to ensure that all state standards will be taught this school year.  As such, there will be no gaps in the taught and tested curriculum. </p><p>Also, to ensure that our students receive the full benefits of the Katy ISD learning experience, we have identified means to regain lost instructional time to deliver additional support to students.  This includes providing enrichment resources for our families, supplementary study opportunities for Advanced Placement (AP) students, and extending four early release days to full days of instruction.   </p><p><u>Enrichment Resources for Families:<br></u>Online instructional enrichment activities developed by our Curriculum Department are available for parents or guardians to work with their child(ren) at home.  These enhanced learning activities are ungraded and optional, and are available on the <a href="/dept/ci/Pages/Enrichment.aspx">Katy ISD Curriculum & Instruction website​</a>. Each core subject area will be covered for the remainder of the school year.  These subjects include language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. ​</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Support for Advanced Placement (AP) Students:<br></span>Additional study opportunities will also be offered to students preparing for the May 2018 AP exams. Review sessions and resources are currently being developed and will be shared with students, and published on the website later this Fall.</p><p><u>Extending Four Early Release Days:<br></u>The 2017-2018 instructional calendar included six "early release" days that are typically designated for professional development, teacher preparation, and parent conferences. Four of the previously designated early release days (Oct. 9, 20, Feb 16, April 13) will be extended to full instructional days.  This is designed to allow students more time in the classroom, as well as to serve the needs of so many of our families who are displaced by Harvey and depending, now more than ever, on the daily routine of school to bring a sense of normalcy to their child(ren)'s lives.  We understand that October 9 and 20 had been set aside for parent/teacher conferences at many campuses.  However, in lieu of the in-person conferences, parents are encouraged to communicate with teachers by email and/or phone.  Parents should also continue to monitor their student's progress on the <a href="/pages/home-access-center.aspx">Home Access Center</a>.  Friday, December 15 and Thursday, May 24 will remain "early release" days since final exams are given on those dates.</p><p>Thank you for your understanding as we move forward with these post-Harvey initiatives to recapture lost instructional time and to provide additional support to our students and families. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your school. </p></div>
Kindergarten GT Screening GT Screening 2017-09-12T21:54:13Z<div class="ExternalClass6C5111AEFD28418D8B527BB22F1E4348"><p>Information regarding screening of kindergarten students for the gifted and talented program will be sent home with kinder students beginning the week of September 11-15.  Kindergarten parents who would like to refer their children for screening must return the Kindergarten Parent Checklist to their campus by <strong>October 3, 2017.</strong> </p><p>There is a FAQ page and video on the Katy ISD GT/Advanced Academics website for more information about kindergarten screening that can be accessed at: <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/Kindergarten-Screening.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p>============================================</p><p>La información sobre evaluación de los estudiantes para el programa de dotados y talentosos será enviada con los estudiantes de kinder a partir de la semana del 11 de septiembre. Los padres que quisieran referir a sus hijos para evaluación deben devolver la lista de referencia de los padres a la escuela de su hijo/a hacia <strong>el 3 de octubre.</strong></p><p>Hay una página de preguntas frecuentes y un video en el sitio web de <em>Katy ISD </em></p><p><em>GT/Advanced Academics</em> para obtener más información sobre las evaluaciones de kínder que se puede acceder en: <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/Kindergarten-Screening.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p></div>
Gifted and Talented Screening for Current Fifth Grade Students and Talented Screening for Current Fifth Grade Students2017-09-12T21:53:19Z<div class="ExternalClass5C21D90EB06E4962967E03096980EF00"><p>Students in fifth grade <strong>who are not currently identified</strong> for the elementary Challenge program have the opportunity to be screened for Gifted and Talented Program with service to begin in the fall of sixth grade. Secondary gifted program options are available in English, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students may be screened in any or all of these content areas. </p><p>Letters to 5th Grade Parents have been sent home.  Parents interested in referring their child for secondary Gifted and Talented screening need to complete a Secondary Parent Checklist and return to the elementary campus by <strong>September 21, 2017</strong>. </p><p>Screening will occur during the months of October through December. Parents will be notified of the placement decision by U.S. mail in January.</p><p>Parents may obtain a Parent Checklist from the front desk at school or by emailing the GT Facilitator, Elizabeth Kaul Clark at <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>.</p><p>The checklist is also available at: <a href="/dept/gt/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> </p><p><strong>Please make sure you are completing the checklist for </strong><strong><em>Secondary</em></strong><strong> screening and not the </strong><strong><em>Elementary</em></strong><strong> form.</strong>  </p><p>Additional information available at: <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/Secondary-GT-Service,-Grades-6-12.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">,-Grades-6-12.aspx</span></a> </p></div>
The 2015-16 School Report Cards (SRC) 2015-16 School Report Cards (SRC)2017-01-10T19:20:31Z<div class="ExternalClass4BEAEFB262C547EBA199E5C8229C9E2B"><p>​Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child's campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2015-16 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at <a href=""></a>. </p></div>
Summer Home Access to Educational Technology Programs Home Access to Educational Technology Programs2016-05-25T17:10:49Z<div class="ExternalClassDCC1180FF366453C8347B19FF39E70E4"><p>​<font size="3">Katy ISD students benefit from home access to several educational technology tools throughout the school year. Students may continue to access these valuable resources over the summer. The <a href="/campus/FES/Documents/Elem_SummerHomeAccess_5%2013%2016.pdf">attached flyer </a>outlines the tools that are available, student login information, and contact information for those programs that offer customer support to home users. </font></p><font size="3"></font></div>
Federal Programs Public Meeting ans Survey Links Programs Public Meeting ans Survey Links2016-04-05T15:39:14Z<div class="ExternalClassEA0A112B138A4C5196F9FACFCC77400B"><p> </p><strong><font face="Times New Roman,Times New Roman" size="4"><font face="Times New Roman,Times New Roman" size="4"><p>PUBLIC NOTICE </p> </font></font></strong><font face="Times New Roman,Times New Roman" size="4"><font face="Times New Roman,Times New Roman" size="4"></font></font><font size="4"><p>A public meeting has been scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016, at 1:00PM in the Katy Independent School District Educational Support Complex, Room 1200BCG located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas regarding the ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, IDEA B Special Education, High School Accelerated Instruction and Carl D. Perkins CTE programs as implemented in the 2015-2016 school year and as proposed for 2016-2017 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made. </p><p>The survey is open until April 22, 2016.</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>  English link</p> </font><strong><font face="Times New Roman,Times New Roman" size="4"><font face="Times New Roman,Times New Roman" size="4"><p>AVISO PÚBLICO </p> </font></font></strong><font face="Times New Roman,Times New Roman" size="4"><font face="Times New Roman,Times New Roman" size="4"></font></font><font size="4"><p>Una reunión pública se ha programado para el lunes, 2 de mayo de, 2016, a las 1:00PM en el Edificio de Apoyo a la Educación ( E S C ) del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Katy, Habitación situada en 1200BCG 6301 Sur Estadio Lane, Katy, Texas con respecto a la ESEA Título I, Título II, Título III, B IDEA de Educación Especial, Secundaria Instrucción Acelerado y Carl D. Perkins programas CTE como se aplican en el año escolar 2015-2016 y como se propone para 2016-2017 año escolar. El personal y el público están invitados a comentar sobre estos programas. Una declaración escrita para el registro debe acompañar todas las observaciones formuladas. </p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>  Spanish link</p></font></div>
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS SELECTION 2016 - PARENT INPUT MATERIALS SELECTION 2016 - PARENT INPUT 2016-03-10T01:54:29Z<div class="ExternalClassE9BB745311A6490A8295BE30C27BE8F3"><p>Instructional materials for the courses listed below are being reviewed and selected this year for implementation in the 2016-2017 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will be on display during business hours (8:00AM-4:00PM) at the Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494, until Thursday, March 24, 2016, with the exception of the week of Spring Break, Monday – Friday, March 14-18, 2016. Instructional Materials will also be available for review on Thursday, March 10, 2016 and Tuesday, March 22, 2016 until 7:00PM. Parents and community members will have the opportunity to review these materials and provide feedback to the selection committees making the recommendation.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Course Name</strong></span><strong> </strong></p><p>Agribusiness Management & Marketing </p><p>Latin II, III and IV</p><p>Financial Mathematics</p><p>Practicum in Architectural Design </p><p>AP Human Geography </p><p>Practicum in STEM </p><p>American Sign Language I, II and III </p><p>K-5 Music</p></div>
2013-14 School Report Card School Report Card2015-01-06T17:53:42Z<div class="ExternalClass3A4D7CA0DA8C4C13A509FACA0DECF082"><p>​School Report Cards (SRC) are produced annually for eachTexas public school campus.  The reports contain some information from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) as well as some information from the Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts. Our campus SRC can be accessed at: </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a> </p><p>If you have any questions, please contact campus administration. If you would like a hard copy of the report, please contact the front office who will provide a hard copy to you.</p></div>
Because Everyone's Attitude Matters Everyone's Attitude Matters2014-10-05T20:10:11Z<div class="ExternalClass3219F51D70824208A08E97485EC105CD"><p>​<strong>Katy ISD's BEAM (Because Everyone's Attitude Matters) initiative is based on the premise that everyone's attitude matters in building a culture of educational excellence. The Core Essentials™ guide the process of modeling positive behavior and creating schools where students want to be. In order to capture data on this initiative, Katy ISD students in grades 5 through 12 will participate in the 20-question Gallup Student Poll during the month of October. For more information, please contact the campus principal.</strong></p></div>

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