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Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveilinghttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=986Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling2018-12-07T15:12:58Z<div class="ExternalClass20147BB4871C42559DFF12F2CAA485B5"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">When walking down the brick sidewalk located at Katy Heritage Park, there's a piece of Katy Independent School District history you simply can't miss.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Hundreds of bricks at the park are dedicated to the past and present Katy ISD teachers who have devoted countless hours towards the education of their students.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">On Wednesday, December 5, Katy ISD along with Venus Construction and Country Park Portraits, unveiled a new set of bricks honoring the 67 Campus Teachers of the Year, for the 2017-2018 school year.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"As a former administrator of Katy ISD, we cannot be the school district we are today without quality teachers in every classroom," said Acting Superintendent Ken Gregorski.  "Our teachers put smiles on our students every day and these bricks are only a small token of appreciation for everything they do," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD has some of the best teachers in the country and with these commemorative bricks their legacy will be etched in the history of the District as well as in the community.  This year, as Katy ISD celebrates a Century of Legacy, the district recognizes that the priority of its founders of providing quality education, lives on today in our current teachers.</p><p>Katy ISD thanks Venus Construction, Country Park Portraits and Katy Heritage Society for providing a space for the brick laying.  During the ceremony, the Katy High School Choir provided entertainment with several singing performances.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/69to7lsyb2q0bd0/AACW0x7G3f6_SSnA6YYLzhA0a?dl=0">Photo Gallery of the Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</a> </p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/120518_TOY%20Brick%20Unveiling%20(67).JPG" alt="120518_TOY Brick Unveiling (67).JPG" style="margin:5px;width:611px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Student Support Annex Named after Jeanne Colemanhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=978Student Support Annex Named after Jeanne Coleman2018-11-15T21:37:33Z<div class="ExternalClass397D9F9DF93B47F2A738A74FE84B9D31"><p><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees approved to name the Student Support Annex the "Jeanne Coleman Student Support Annex."</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The annex, recently known as "Creech University", served as the temporary campus for displaced Creech Elementary students and staff following Hurricane Harvey.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The facility, which is now property of Katy ISD, will house the District's Early Childhood Testing, Work-Based Learning Program, Speech Therapy Testing, Vision Impaired and Braille staff, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and other special education related services.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jeanne Coleman is well known in the Katy ISD Family for her passion and leadership skills.  She began her educational career as a speech-language pathologist and worked for 13 years in two different school districts. Coleman was hired by Katy ISD in 1998 where she worked as a speech-language pathologist at Nottingham Country Elementary (NCE). A year later, Coleman was promoted as an instructional officer.  Her role soon expanded to include the provision of speech therapy services for secondary students at the Opportunity Awareness Center and the Behavior Transition Program.  She also coordinated district-wide speech therapy, adapted physical education and related services for occupational therapy, physical therapy, music and art therapy.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">She worked tirelessly on establishing eligibility guidelines for the district, overseeing assessment teams and establishing service program guidelines, all while maintaining federal, state and local guidelines.  While in this role, her responsibilities continued to grow in size.  Coleman became responsible for the supervision and administrative responsibilities for roughly 120 direct hires and contract speech-language pathologists.  She also took on the instructional services for the visually impaired population throughout the district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Coleman's passion continues today for children with special needs as she advocates on their behalf to help them achieve their goals.  Coleman retired in 2016 with 31 years of dedication and service to students and parents.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Jeanne%20Coleman%20headshot.jpg" alt="Jeanne Coleman headshot.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:419px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Appoints Acting Superintendenthttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=976Katy ISD Board Appoints Acting Superintendent2018-11-13T01:43:02Z<div class="ExternalClass6D23AB53AA6C4EAF8AA20DC07F6B1098"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">During Katy ISD's Regular Board meeting tonight, Trustees voted to appoint Deputy Superintendent Ken Gregorski as acting superintendent effective December 1, until a permanent district leader is identified.  Superintendent Lance Hindt will continue to work closely with Mr. Gregorski and the Board until his retirement this January.  </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"My fellow Trustees and I believe that Katy ISD needs a leader who will continue to support the high quality leadership within, maintain our standard of student excellence, and advance the groundwork that has already been laid," said Board President Courtney Doyle.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Under Dr. Hindt's leadership, Katy ISD schools have taken the top spots in a number of regional, state and national rankings, graduation rates continue to trend upward each year, and students have consistently outperformed their peers across the state.  During Hindt's tenure the district also implemented its first ever strategic plan, and developed and passed a $609 million schools bond. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Gregorski has 26 years of experience in public education, which includes roles as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent<span style="text-decoration:underline;">.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Board of Trustees continues to review and discuss options for its superintendent search. As this is the most important decision a school board makes, no definitive timetable has been set for the process at this time.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Reaches Historical Goal of Enrolling its 80,000th Student!!http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=975Katy ISD Reaches Historical Goal of Enrolling its 80,000th Student!!2018-12-03T15:52:38Z<div class="ExternalClass5A748F759DCB42329829082C02EE7D43"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Expecting to end the year with an enrollment of 80,000 students, or fairly close to it, Katy Independent School District has reached this monumental milestone two months prior to the end of 2018.  Davidson Elementary third-grader Christopher Morcos was the lucky student.  He never expected his first week of school to be such an unforgettable experience.  Christopher received a warm welcome by Superintendent Lance Hindt and other district officials.  He was also recognized with several Century of Legacy gifts to celebrate the meaningful occasion.  The celebration comes precisely when Katy ISD is commemorating 100 years of educational excellence. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"We are very excited about the continued growth here in Katy ISD.  It is always great to welcome students and families to the proud traditions and exciting future here in Katy ISD," said Dr. Vonda Washington, assistant superintendent for school leadership and support.  "Gaining our 80,000 student while celebrating a legacy of 100 years dedicated to learning is remarkable," added Washington. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Though Christopher was born in America this will be his first time attending a school in the United States.  Just this week, the Morcos family moved from Egypt to Katy, Texas. For them, finding a good school home for their son was a top priority.  "I did my research and everyone recommended Katy ISD as the best school district," said Peter Morcos, Christopher's father.  "We decided to move into Katy and look for a house in this area so that we are able to go to a Katy ISD school," added Morcos.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">It's been no secret that families are moving west of Houston into what was known as a small suburb.  Communities zoned to the district have been flourishing at outstanding rates making Katy ISD one of the fastest growing school district, not just in Texas, but in the nation.  The quality of education offered in Katy ISD classrooms has attracted families from all parts of the world to what is now being called a destination school district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://youtu.be/hy4wlNcTpIg" title="Katy ISD Reaches Historical Milestone of Enrolling 80,000 Students!"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/110918_KDE_80000%20Student%20in%20Katy%20ISD.jpg" alt="110918_KDE_80000 Student in Katy ISD.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:393px;" /></a><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ugakv368u3txdq2/AAD8v6dOSjy4DCep3cH0TjJ4a?dl=0">Photo gallery of 80,000th student celebration for newscasts and publications.</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD State of the District Presented to the Communityhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=969Katy ISD State of the District Presented to the Community2018-11-01T13:48:54Z<div class="ExternalClass4033FAFC70404CEEA7707BA19666C838"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">If a snapshot of Katy Independent School District was taken today, what would it look like?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">As Katy ISD celebrates 100 years of providing unparalleled learning experiences, on October 26, Superintendent Lance Hindt spoke to the Katy ISD community and its staff regarding how far the District has come.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">   </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is proud to announce that not only this year, but in the past 100 years there have been several memories, milestones and accomplishments that speak volumes of one the fastest growing school districts in the nation.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Katy ISD staff, principals, department heads, teachers, along with the thousands of other employees will continue to do everything in their power to provide the best education and access to unique learning opportunities today, and for generations to come," said Superintendent of Schools Lance Hindt.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">One of the hardest hitting obstacles Katy ISD faced in the past year was brought on by Mother Nature.  Hurricane Harvey affected 16 campuses, including Creech Elementary, which was completely destroyed.  Employees at the Education Support Complex were also displaced for several months.  Despite the challenge, the District grew stronger and more united after this storm allowing for the passing of a Bond and continued implementation of several strategic design goals.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Strategic design discussion and input led to the creation of eight goals based on seven overarching beliefs, a learner profile and learner outcomes," said Ken Gregorski, Deputy Superintendent of Katy ISD.  "We are now in the second year of our five-year plan," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is one of 447 districts nationwide and in Canada recognized on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll for increasing access to AP coursework while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning a passing grade.  Our students also excelled in the annual Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo with nearly 465 projects, which totaled more than half a million dollars in sales.  Additionally, the District earned an "A" letter grade in the TEA's new accountability rating. Katy ISD was the largest school district, with close to 80,000 students to receive this grade.  Just recently Niche, an educational data analysis site, also announced their "Top 10 Public Elementary Schools in the Houston Area" and Katy ISD took all 10 spots, plus an additional six.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Providing exceptional instruction and learning, as well as a safe and secure environment, is a process that involves great teachers, parents, school staff, administrators, mentors, volunteers, businesses, parent support groups, along with local and state governments," said Board of Trustees President Courtney Doyle.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f8dixb0tfkx3op7/AAA_B7B_DB9EUauao-sXZwlaa?dl=0">Photo Gallery of State of the District Event</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Franz Watch D.O.G.S.http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=75Franz Watch D.O.G.S.2018-10-24T21:01:51Z<div class="ExternalClassCE0D358505F1445CA638ECC45FFD9429"><h1>Watch DOG link to sign up for a day:</h1><p><a href="http://www.menoncampus.com/FES" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.menoncampus.com/FES</span></a></p><h1>What is WATCH D.O.G.S?</h1><p>WATCH D.O.G.S. is an innovative program being used by schools across America which helps students to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers in their life.  The goal is to have dads spend at least one day this school year at the school to be a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears.</p><h1>Program Benefits </h1><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Students gain positive male role models. </li><li>Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. The presence of a father or father figure will provide an additional deterrent to bullying, enhance a sense of security in the building, and will help to create an environment conducive to learning. </li><li>Fathers get a glimpse of their students' everyday world and learn about the increasingly complex challenges and decisions today's youth are facing. As a result, they can learn to relate better to their student and hopefully connect with them. </li><li>Fathers gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student's life in three critical areas including: academic performance, self-esteem, and social behavior. </li></ul></div>
Katy ISD Collaborates with FBI in Think Before You Post Campaignhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=949Katy ISD Collaborates with FBI in Think Before You Post Campaign2018-09-28T19:55:12Z<div class="ExternalClass30B08DA3ECDC4FD78281ACC6C8A067BE"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Hoax threats are not a joke.  This type of action can lead to serious legal consequences, even if there was never an intent to carry out the threat.  Katy Independent School District has joined forces with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Houston Division and various other law enforcement agencies to launch a public awareness campaign entitled #ThinkBeforeYouPost. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Members of the Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff's Office, police chiefs from Houston, Katy, Fort Bend and Aldine Independent School Districts as well as Crime Stoppers of Houston and Clear Channel Outdoor seek to educate the public about the consequences of making hoax threats of violence to schools and other public places.  Every threat is taken seriously and this type of behavior is considered a crime which can lead to a sentence of up to five years in prison, if escalated to a federal crime.  If a federal charge is not warranted, state charges can be considered.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I would like to give a word of commendation to the federal authorities for putting together an effort including law enforcement agencies from area school districts. This is a campaign that creates awareness with young people and also with their parents," said Robert Jinks, Katy ISD Chief of Police.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to authorities, posting false threats through social media platforms or any electronic means, not only requires countless hours of investigation by law enforcement agencies but it also drains school resources and ends up costing taxpayers' money.   In some cases, schools shut down resulting in the loss of instructional time for students and teachers.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Misguided attempts at humor are no laughing matter and can end up ruining a student's future aspirations and career opportunities.  Katy ISD seeks the public's assistance to curb hoax threats among our student population.  Below you will find additional resources to share with family and friends.  Remember hoax threats are not a joke, so <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>think before you post!​</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span><strong style="text-align:left;">Resources:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.fbi.gov/video-repository/think-before-you-post-psa.mp4/view">Think Before You Post PSA</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/ftw-podcast-hoax-threats-campaign-052318.mp3/view">FBI, This Week: Campaign Addresses Consequences of Hoax Threats</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/ftw-podcast-espanol-hoax-threats-campaign-053118.mp3/view">Esta Semana en el FBI: Por Medio de una Campaña se Abordan las Consecuencias de las Amenaza</a></li><li>​</li><li></li></ul><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Think%20Before%20You%20Post%20Picture.jpg" alt="Think Before You Post Picture.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:607px;" /><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Think%20Before%20You%20Post%20Picture2.jpg" alt="Think Before You Post Picture2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:589px;" /><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><br></span></div></div>
Why Wait? Become a KEYS Mentor and change the life of a student on the brink of success.http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=74Why Wait? Become a KEYS Mentor and change the life of a student on the brink of success.2018-09-10T16:19:26Z<div class="ExternalClass65E43FEBE4404918BE9861BCFC1D0AE8"><p align="center" style="margin:12pt 0in;text-align:center;"><strong><font size="3"><font face="Calibri"><font color="#000000">Join us for the KEYS Kic</font><span style="color:black;">kof</span></font></font><font face="Calibri"><font color="#000000" size="3">f<br></font><font color="#000000" size="3"> </font><em><font color="#000000" size="3">an informational meeting about mentoring in Katy ISD</font></em></font></strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p align="center" style="margin:0in 16pt 0pt 0in;text-align:center;line-height:150%;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">September 21, 2018</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p align="center" style="margin:0in 16pt 0pt 0in;text-align:center;line-height:150%;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">8-9:30 a.m. </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p align="center" style="margin:0in 16pt 0pt 0in;text-align:center;line-height:150%;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">The Merrell Center</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p align="center" style="margin:0in 16pt 0pt 0in;text-align:center;line-height:150%;"><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6KMWQRH"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0563c1" face="Calibri" size="3">RVSP Here</font></span></a></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p align="center" style="margin:0in 16pt 0pt 0in;text-align:center;line-height:150%;"><a href="https://publicbiapps.katyisd.org/KEYSMentorApplication/Default.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0563c1" face="Calibri" size="3">Apply to be a mentor</font></span></a></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p align="center" style="margin:0in 16pt 0pt 0in;text-align:center;line-height:150%;"><span style="color:#1f497d;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p align="center" style="margin:0in 16pt 0pt 0in;text-align:center;line-height:150%;"><a href="/dept/pie/Pages/default.aspx"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0563c1" face="Calibri" size="3">Katy ISD Partners in Education</font></span></strong></a></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p align="center" style="margin:0in 16pt 0pt 0in;text-align:center;line-height:150%;"><em><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">Bringing the Community into the Classroom</font></em></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
Proclamation 2019 – Instructional Materialshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=944Proclamation 2019 – Instructional Materials2018-09-07T20:25:15Z<div class="ExternalClassD72F5B594D5D47E584EA260AD56FD75D"><p>Instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts are included in Proclamation 2019.  Materials will be reviewed and selected this year for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.  The selection process has been designed to include input from administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, parents, community and special programs.  A schedule of meetings and dates are detailed below.  Committees for the Review of Instructional Materials (CRIM) members will be receive calendar invitations for the meetings.</p><p><em>Katy </em><em>I</em><em>SD is loo</em><em>k</em><em>ing for</em><em> </em><em>pare</em><em>n</em><em>t volunte</em><em>e</em><em>rs to serve</em><em> </em><em>on </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>s to r</em><em>e</em><em>v</em><em>i</em><em>e</em><em>w and s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>t new instru</em><em>c</em><em>tional materials</em><em> </em><em>that will be </em><em>i</em><em>mpl</em><em>e</em><em>m</em><em>e</em><em>nted during the</em><em> </em><em>2</em><em>0</em><em>19</em><em>- 2020 s</em><em>c</em><em>hool y</em><em>e</em><em>ar. The subject areas, days and times are indicated in the chart below. If </em><em>y</em><em>ou</em><em> </em><em>wo</em><em>u</em><em>ld like</em><em> </em><em>to be a part of one</em><em> </em><em>of the</em><em> </em><em>re</em><em>v</em><em>iew </em><em>c</em><em>o</em><em>m</em><em>m</em><em>i</em><em>tt</em><em>ee</em><em>s, </em><em>c</em><em>ompl</em><em>e</em><em>te the</em><em> </em><em>int</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>e</em><em>st fo</em><em>r</em><em>m at </em><a href="https://tinyurl.com/Proclamation-2019"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong>https://tinyurl.com/Proclamation-2019</strong></em></span></a><em> </em><em>to be</em><em> c</em><em>onsid</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>e</em><em>d for participation on the s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>tion </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>.</em><em> </em><em>K</em><em>ee</em><em>p in</em><em> </em><em>mind that not all volunt</em><em>e</em><em>e</em><em>rs may be</em><em> </em><em>s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>ted to </em><em>s</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>v</em><em>e</em><em> </em><em>on a</em><em> </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>.</em></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>C</strong><strong>om</strong><strong>m</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>tee</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Final Day 3</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Reading & Word Study (Spelling)</p><p>(K-8 English & K-6 Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 15, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Writing & Handwriting </p><p>(K-5, English and Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 29, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">English Language Arts (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 24, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 30, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">English Learners Language Arts (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Personal Financial Literacy</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 18, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 29, 2019</p><p>8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>El distrito escolar independiente de Katy busca a padres voluntarios para formar parte del comité que seleccionará los materiales educacionales nuevos de lectura, redacción, caligrafía y estudio de palabras (antes conocido como ortografía) para los grados escolares K-8. Estos materiales serán usados durante el año escolar 2019-2020. Si usted quiere ser parte de uno de los comités de selección, complete el formulario en </em><em> </em><a href="https://tinyurl.com/Comit-de-revisi-n"><span lang="ES-MX" style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong>https://tinyurl.com/Comit-de-revisi-n</strong></em></span></a><em> y usted será uno de los candidatos considerados para ser parte del comité. Por favor tenga en cuenta que no todos las personas interesadas en formar parte del comité serán seleccionadas.</em></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Comité</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Último </strong><strong>Día</strong><strong> 3</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lectura y estudio de palabras (ortografía) (K-8 inglés y K-5 espaňol)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 15, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM  – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Escritura y caligrafía (K-5, inglés y español)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 29, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM– 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Artes del lenguaje en inglés (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 24, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 30, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM– 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Artes del lenguaje para estudiantes que aprenden inglés como segundo idioma (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Educación financiera personal</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 18, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 29, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>
Katy ISD Celebrates a Century of Legacyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=943Katy ISD Celebrates a Century of Legacy2018-09-07T15:33:11Z<div class="ExternalClassCCA63BF150714AB8A1EB2D7FCABD2D55"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">An impressive milestone has been reached at Katy Independent School District. This year the District will celebrate a "Century of Legacy".</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Enacted on February 25, 1919, the legislature of the State of Texas established and created Katy ISD out of part of Harris, Waller and Fort Bend Counties.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">During our centennial celebration, Katy ISD invites everyone to view the historical accomplishments through our </span><a href="/sites/100Year/Pages/default.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD Century of Legacy website</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, which details landmark accomplishments, the stories of affluential leaders and images that have survived the test of time.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">   </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Throughout the school year, Katy ISD will celebrate a century of dedication and commitment to our students, staff and community with campus celebrations and learning opportunities for our students, the future legacies of Katy ISD.   It is also a perfect opportunity for the District to partner up with those who can contribute additional information on the past achievements of one of the fastest growing school districts in the nation.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the past several months, dozens of Katy ISD employees along with namesakes and community members shifted through yesteryears and identified key events and timelines, all of which can now be found in a centralized location.  The goal is to make known a legacy filled with growth, tradition, culture and meaning.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD looks forward to celebrating this centennial, as well as commence on its next century of providing educational excellence.  </p></div>
Legacy Parent Academyhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=73Legacy Parent Academy2018-08-31T13:24:16Z<div class="ExternalClassD483514CCA0C4D1B8154F9AD45A4D882"><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#222222;text-transform:none;line-height:1.5;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Katy ISD is pleased to introduce Legacy Parent Academy, which was developed to support the District’s Strategic Plan Goal 8: “We will actively support the emotional well-being of all learners.”  </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#222222;text-transform:none;line-height:1.5;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">The Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy is a series of informational sessions specifically designed to assist parents by providing valuable information that relates to topics that go beyond the academic experience. In today’s world, we know parents and guardians are faced with decisions that will profoundly impact the future growth and development of their student. The goal of the Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy is to equip parents with strategies and techniques to support their students.  All parents and guardians of Katy ISD students are welcome to attend.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#222222;text-transform:none;line-height:1.5;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">The 2018-19 sessions will feature presentations from experts in topics that address emotional well-being, college preparedness, and college financial aid. View each session title for more information, including presenters and a session description, and to access the registration form. Registration for each session will open two weeks prior to the event. </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#222222;text-transform:none;line-height:1.5;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Use the link below for more information.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#222222;text-transform:none;line-height:1.5;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx</a></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#222222;text-transform:none;line-height:1.5;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"> </p></div>
Katy ISD is Stronger Together, One Year after Harvey!http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=938Katy ISD is Stronger Together, One Year after Harvey!2018-08-28T17:35:28Z<div class="ExternalClassED27DFA8514C4B0DB56B9DC56D2D01C0"><p>It's hard to imagine that it has been a year since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast.  This storm would end up being one of the most devastating natural disasters in Texas history, and one that would have a huge impact on the Katy ISD community.  One year later, Katy ISD is Stronger Together!  Through the <a href="/community/Pages/Harvey.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Katy ISD </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Stronger Together</em></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> website</span></a>, the District is highlighting the valiant acts of heroism and resilience, of which many silently took place before, during and after the storm.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In total, 16 Katy ISD campuses sustained damages, and close to 15,000 students along with nearly 3,000 employees were directly impacted by the flooding.  Since then the indomitable Katy Spirit has shined brighter than the destruction.  Recognizing that we are stronger together, Katy ISD officials joined forces with government agencies and area residents to help our Katy residents.  The selfless service of individuals could be seen when shelters were opened and donations started pouring in.  Many Katy ISD employees even got on buses to conduct water rescues in flooded neighborhoods and the overwhelming donations at times brought even the strongest to tears.  <br><br>As we reflect on the first year since this catastrophic event, we would like to take time to recognize the people who turned a tragedy into a triumph of community.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Visit our <a href="/community/Pages/Harvey.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Katy ISD </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Stronger Together</em></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> website</span></a>.  </p></div>
Katy ISD Launches Legacy Parent Academyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=937Katy ISD Launches Legacy Parent Academy2018-08-27T20:57:00Z<div class="ExternalClass696831611A8445A294BC986A75915E48"><p>​Starting September, Katy Independent School District will launch an initiative created to equip all parents with tools to provide additional support to their children. It is called Legacy Parent Academy. In it, parents will hear from experts on topics that impact students and schools district-wide such as financial aid for college, mental health resources and bullying. </p><p>"Legacy Parent Academy is a new initiative designed as part of the District's Strategic Plan Goal 8, which focuses on supporting the emotional well-being of all learners," said Director of Counseling Services Christy Maeker.  "This is a great opportunity to provide parents with information and strategies to assist their children," added Maeker.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Legacy Parent Academy sessions are supplemental to campus-based programs and initiatives. The topics of each session were selected based on the need expressed by parents and in response to concerns the District sees on campuses and the community.  Katy ISD looks forward to working with local media partners to promote and cover these sessions, which can be found on the district's <a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy website</a>.  The first session "Emotional Well-being and Referral Processes" is on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Legacy Stadium from 6 – 8 p.m., with capacity for 325 attendees.  This is the first of 11 Legacy Parent Academy sessions planned for the 2018-19 school year.  Five of the academy sessions focus on social-emotional learning topics while six of them focus on academic topics.    </p></div>
Parent Information Night 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=72Parent Information Night 20182018-08-24T19:47:01Z<div class="ExternalClassFD10E33311754E83AECA501808975D2A"><p>August 28, 2018</p><p>5:45 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.</p><p>Schedule</p><p>5:45 P.M. - 6:15 P.M. <br>General Information from the principal will be presented to all.<br><br>6:20 P.M. – 6:50 P.M. <br>7:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. (Repeat session for those parents who have students in multiple grade levels)<br>Grade level specific presentations will be done in two sessions for parents who have students in multiple grade levels<br></p><p>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line Launches for New School Yearhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=936Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line Launches for New School Year2018-08-16T14:39:43Z<div class="ExternalClassD29DBBFFDA2F4B05B2D2535FD1488492"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Just in time for the beginning of the school year, Katy Independent School District announces its new Bullying Tip line.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Students across the district can now anonymously report potential bullying incidents by simply using the new feature found on the already existing Katy </span><em style="text-align:justify;">OnTheGo</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> app.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">As part of the 2018-19 academic year, Katy ISD continues to support the emotional well-being of all its learners.  Several bullying prevention initiatives will be rolled out throughout the year encouraging students to <strong>"Don't just stand by -</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>Stand up against bullying."</strong>  All Katy ISD students will see a series of informational videos that address issues like   how to identify bullying, policies and procedures at our campuses, as well as highlighting prevention and other related programs found across the District. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Bullying Tip line is user friendly and students will be shown how the feature works during classroom time.  The Katy <em>OnTheGo</em> app is free on the App Store or Google Play.   ​ </p><p>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Safety and Security Enhancementshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=934Katy ISD Announces Safety and Security Enhancements2018-08-08T21:53:24Z<div class="ExternalClassB89FCB2BA1E34FC688FFAA266A4BD49F"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">One of Katy Independent School District's top priorities is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents and community members, who visit our campuses and facilities. This school year, Katy ISD announces additional campus safety and security measures which include:</span></p><p></p><ul><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Parent and Visitor Identification (ID) Requirement:</span><br>All parents and visitors must now present a valid, current, government-issued picture ID outside of the main entrance at all Katy ISD campuses prior to gaining admittance.  Each campus is equipped with a controlled access system that includes a camera and an intercom that parents and visitors will need to utilize when presenting their ID for entrance.  To gain further access beyond the campus front lobby, individuals will again be required to present their ID to the front desk receptionist in order to be officially logged into the visitor tracking system.</li></ul><p></p><ul><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Student Identification (ID) Badge Requirement:</span><br>Secondary students must now wear their ID badges at all times during school hours, while on district property.  Students in grades PK-5 will continue to use their badges during lunch and library times.  Fourth and fifth-grade students are requested to wear their badges throughout the school day.  At the secondary level, failure to follow the ID badge requirement may be considered a violation of the <em>Student Code of Conduct</em>.<br> </li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Campus Door Unlock Times</span>:<br>Controlled access systems on campuses will now unlock main entrance doors at a set time each morning. The standard door unlock times for main entrance doors are:<br><br>          Elementary Group 1                    7:35 a.m.<br><br>          Elementary Group 2                    7:55 a.m.<br><br>          Junior High                                 8:10 a.m.<br><br>          High School                                6:45 a.m.<br><br>Students who are dropped off before the doors are unlocked will not be able to enter the building, unless they are there for an official school activity or other exception.<br> </li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Clear Bag Regulation:<br></span>T<span style="text-align:justify;">o ensure visitor safety, along with a quick and efficient entry into our event venues, Katy ISD has instituted a clear bag regulation.  This will limit size and type of bag allowed at the sporting events, performances and graduations held at Rhodes and Legacy stadiums, as well as the Leonard Merrell Center (LMC) and the Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Agricultural Sciences Center.</span></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">These enhancements are in addition to Katy ISD's existing multi-layered safety and security measures already in place across the District.  For additional information visit our <a href="/students/Pages/SafetySecurity.aspx">Student Safety and Security webpage</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p></div>
School Supplies 2018-2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=71School Supplies 2018-20192018-08-06T16:31:29Z<div class="ExternalClassE20A09F4ABFE4F9DA0882EFD829E5E8F"><p>​Click on the link below for Franz Elementary's Supplies List.</p><p><a href="/dept/aas/School%20Supplies/FES.pdf">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/aas/School%20Supplies/FES.pdf</a></p><p> </p></div>
Katy ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the Badgehttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=917Katy ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the Badge2018-06-01T19:37:47Z<div class="ExternalClass1CAFE9553AC94A3A93818D7B2E8A2052"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">This summer two Katy Independent School District students will enjoy their school break thanks to the quick thinking of three Katy ISD Police Officers.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Officer Christopher Pickering, Officer Michael Seiss and Officer Jose Gonzalez used their law enforcement and crisis management skills to save the lives of two students contemplating suicide.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Chief of Police Robert E. Jinks, along with his staff, honored them with the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Chief's Meritorious Citation Award.</em><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On January 8, 2018, Officer Pickering was dispatched to a residence in reference to a possible suicidal student.  Officer Pickering's crisis intervention skills and his ability to develop a rapport with the student led to a voluntary mental health evaluation which saved the student's life.  After receiving treatment, the student informed the police department that Officer Pickering's dedication to his duty and his show of concern prevented him from taking his life that evening.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On March 7, 2018, Officer Seiss and Officer Gonzalez were dispatched to Cinco Ranch High School in reference to a possible suicide.  Upon arriving both officers quickly assessed the severity of the incident and immediately began life-saving measures, that included creating a make-shift tourniquet with a leather belt, in order to halt the loss of blood from the victim. The actions of these two officers were instrumental in saving his life. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Every day there is an abundance of heroism displayed by our officers throughout our campuses," said Chief Jinks.  "Although we don't often witness these acts of bravery, the work our law enforcement officers conduct at our schools proves to be a life-changing one," added Jinks. </p><p>The <em>Chief's Meritorious Citation Award</em> is presented to recognize and reward the actions of law enforcement officers and staff for their meritorious service to our school district.  This recognition reflects a commitment to the Katy ISD Police Department's core values which are <em>Integrity First, Service before Self and Excellence in All.</em><em>  </em>All three officers will now wear the merit pin as part of their uniform. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Christopher%20Pickering.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Christopher Pickering.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Christopher Pickering</p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Jose%20Gonzalez%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Jose Gonzalez - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Jose Gonzalez</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Michael%20Seiss%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Michael Seiss - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Michael Seiss</p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Electionhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=70Katy ISD Board Election2018-04-11T18:51:16Z<div class="ExternalClass00BFD6BE20EF41EBB2668E9A7CEDF89B"><p>​Early Voting April 23 - May 1</p></div>
Katy ISD Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Yearshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=869Katy ISD Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Years2018-02-28T16:24:21Z<div class="ExternalClassF7F5F6CCC16B427FB371474B760C525A"><p>As part of the Katy Independent School District, "<em>Your District, Your Voice</em>" initiative, the community has provided its input for the upcoming yearly instructional calendar.  The Katy ISD Board of Trustees has approved the following option for the 2018-2019 academic year: </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Option #1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p>School Begins:  Wednesday, August 15</p><p>School Ends:  Thursday, May 23</p><p>Instructional Calendar Days:  177</p><p>Full week off for Thanksgiving</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>"The District is required to have a minimum of 75,600 minutes of instruction per school year," says Bonnie Holland, associate superintendent for administration, governance and legal affairs.  "With the options approved, Katy ISD has enough calendar minutes to cover two bad weather days," added Holland.</p><p>K-12 <em>Insight</em>, the external research firm conducting the survey, found that, out of the 22,169 participants, 65% favored option #1.   The Board also approved an instructional calendar for 2019-2020 school year.  This calendar mirrors the preferred components of the 2018-19 calendar.​​​​</p></div>
Hurricane Harvey Support for Katy ISD Familieshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=68Hurricane 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="http://tinyurl.com/katyisdfamilies"><span style="font-family:"verdana",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">tinyurl.com/katyisdfamilies 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="http://katyisdeducationfoundation.org/">katyisdeducationfoundation.org</a></span></span></span></p></div>
Kindergarten GT Screening http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=67Kindergarten 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;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/Kindergarten-Screening.aspx</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;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/Kindergarten-Screening.aspx</span></a></p></div>
Gifted and Talented Screening for Current Fifth Grade Studentshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=66Gifted 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="mailto:elizabethkclark@katyisd.org"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">elizabethkclark@katyisd.org</span></a>.</p><p>The checklist is also available at: <a href="/dept/gt/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/gt/Pages/default.aspx</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;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/Secondary-GT-Service,-Grades-6-12.aspx</span></a> </p></div>
The 2015-16 School Report Cards (SRC)http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=63The 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="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2016/campus.srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2016/campus.srch.html</a>. </p></div>
Summer Home Access to Educational Technology Programshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=61Summer 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 Linkshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=60Federal 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="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7V93ZX2"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7V93ZX2</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="https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/SXNY9MS"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/SXNY9MS</span></a>  Spanish link</p></font></div>
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS SELECTION 2016 - PARENT INPUT http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=59INSTRUCTIONAL 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 Cardhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=382013-14 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="http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/src/2014/campus.srch.html" target="_blank">http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/src/2014/campus.srch.html</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 Mattershttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FES/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=33Because 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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