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Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinctionhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=913Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinction2018-05-24T19:33:17Z<div class="ExternalClassA622B8E8FDCD466FAA46E2628605D116"><p>Out of its 67 campuses, Katy Independent School District is proud to announce that this year, 21 were named a <em>Texas Honor Roll School</em> by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE). <br></p><p><br>"What a great way to end the school year by receiving this prestigious recognition.  This distinction speaks volumes of the great things happening in our schools. It takes a village to educate a child and our superstar staff and students should be proud of the work they have accomplished," said Christine Caskey, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer.<br> <br>The 2017-18 Texas Honor Roll includes:</p><ul><li>Alexander Elementary</li><li>Davidson Elementary</li><li>Griffin Elementary</li><li>Holland Elementary</li><li>Jenks Elementary</li><li>Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>McRoberts Elementary</li><li>Pattison Elementary</li><li>Shafer Elementary</li><li>Williams Elementary</li><li>Wilson Elementary</li><li>WoodCreek Elementary</li><li>Beck Junior High</li><li>Beckendorff Junior High</li><li>Cinco Ranch Junior High</li><li>McMeans Junior High</li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High</li><li>Tays Junior High</li><li>WoodCreek Junior High</li><li>Cinco Ranch High School</li><li>Seven Lakes High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">After an extensive analysis of student data, these Katy ISD schools were clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond.  The 2017-18 Texas Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle and high schools that consistently demonstrate high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in student outcomes over time and a closing of the achievement gaps.  For high schools, Texas Honor Roll recognition includes college readiness.  This year, the program recognized 729 higher performing schools across the state.  These schools become an accepted example to other school districts seeking to learn and replicate the best practices employed at these campuses.</p><p>The Katy ISD schools will be provided with a banner to display at their campus.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2018-Honor-Roll-Logo-district.jpg" alt="2018-Honor-Roll-Logo-district.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:266px;" /><br></p></div>
2018 Katy ISD Board Election Resultshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=9012018 Katy ISD Board Election Results2018-05-06T02:36:14Z<div class="ExternalClassC5CF6D94358F4A45A7B30EA7EDE48108"><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>KATY [May 5, 2018]</strong> – Katy ISD voters elected candidates Susan Gesoff for Position 6 and Dawn Champagne for Position 7 to serve on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees today.  Trustees Bryan Michalsky (Position 6) and Charles Griffin (Position 7) decided not to run again.  Katy ISD trustees are the governing body of the school district and are the main advising group that oversees and shapes policies.  Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The unofficial results are:</p><ul><li>Susan Gesoff:  Position 6  -Total votes: 3,324</li></ul><ul><li>Scott Martin:  Position 6 - Total votes: 2,182</li></ul><p><br></p><ul><li><p>Dawn Champagne:  Position 7 - Total votes: 3,025</p></li><li><p>Don Massey: Position 7 - Total votes: 2,629</p></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">View for the <a href="/dept/sb/Pages/Board-Election.aspx">complete list of election results</a>.</p></div>
Katy ISD Breaks Ground on New Junior High and High Schoolhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=900Katy ISD Breaks Ground on New Junior High and High School2018-05-02T22:10:00Z<div class="ExternalClass804C03D39B9242F595228ECE717FFE9E"><p>​As community development continues around the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision, today the magnified sounds of the Seven Lakes High School (SLHS) Spartan Drumline could be heard for blocks as the groundbreaking ceremony of Junior High #16 and High School #9 took place.  Both schools will alleviate the thriving southwest quadrant of the district and provide relief to existing campuses that currently house students in the surrounding boundaries. </p><p>"Within the walls of these schools, future leaders will be taught, memories will be made and educational opportunities will prepare and inspire," said Superintendent Lance Hindt.  "The construction of these campuses will be a new opportunity for this neighborhood and our community at large, to invest in our students as they create their future," added Hindt.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The buildings will be constructed as part of the 2017 voter-approved bond program.  These educational facilities will not only be state-of-the-art buildings with collaborative spacing and leading edge technology, but they will be equipped with quality educators which make Katy ISD one of the best schools in the country. The construction of both facilities is another example of Katy ISD's promise to the community to provide unparalleled learning experiences to all students.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Also participating in the ceremonial turning of dirt was the general contractors Drymalla and Satterfield & Pontikes as well as PBK Architects, Inc.  </p><p>​Missed the event?  <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1810353372318077.1073742102.113148448705253&type=1&l=41ec9c6726">Click here</a> for pictures of the groundbreaking ceremony.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/JH16%20and%20HS9.jpg" alt="JH16 and HS9.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces New Start Times for 2018-19 School Yearhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=894Katy ISD Announces New Start Times for 2018-19 School Year2018-04-24T20:51:21Z<div class="ExternalClass0A6D99E2154948078100D2728A73FB62"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Beginning this fall, Katy Independent School District will transition to a </span><span style="text-align:justify;text-decoration-line:underline;">multi-</span><span style="text-align:justify;">bell schedule which will support the new district transportation model.  Last night, the Katy ISD </span><span style="text-align:justify;text-decoration-line:underline;">Board of Trustees</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> announced the elementary schools that will fall under Group 1 and 2.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2018-19 <span style="text-decoration:underline;">multi-</span>bell schedule will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  These changes will alleviate the challenges the district is facing with bus driver recruitment as well as safety concerns with congested traffic in areas within Katy.  Elementary campuses will be divided in two groups.  To verify what group your child's campus falls under, <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/Transportation_QandA.pdf">click here</a>.</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Grade Level</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>AM Start Time</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>PM Dismissal Time</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7:25 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2:35 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:00 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:20 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:20 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:40 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Junior High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:45 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:55 p.m.</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Parents who have questions about the new transportation multi-bell schedule can visit:  <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/Transportation_QandA.pdf">Katy ISD Transportation Questions and Answers</a>. </p></div>
Kindergarten Orientation PowerPoint 2018-2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=190Kindergarten Orientation PowerPoint 2018-20192018-04-10T21:16:22Z<div class="ExternalClassCBB8A5B895394109B6D9E831EEA57F99"><p style="text-align:center;">​Please see below for the PowerPoint that was shown at Kindergarten Orientation on April 3rd.  Welcome to our newest Shafer Knights!</p><p><a href="/campus/FPSE/Documents/FPSE%20PARENT%20Kindergarten%20Spring%20Orientation%202018.pptx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpptx.png" alt="" />Kindergarten Orientation PowerPoint</a></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Kickoff of Bond 2017 Constructionhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=879Katy ISD Announces Kickoff of Bond 2017 Construction2018-03-21T19:45:24Z<div class="ExternalClassA1FA07EFA31C43AF913D6B2F06357C33"><p>Residents voted for it. Now it's time to build it!!  </p><p>Katy Independent School District is kicking off the construction of its 2017 bond projects. The community is now invited to witness the process every step of the way through its newly designed, <a href="/sites/bonds/Pages/default.aspx"><em>Build the Legacy</em></a><em> </em>website. In it the public can obtain project information, see designs, track the status of construction and witness the progress of various projects as they advance.    <br></p><p>"I'm excited to see each project come to fruition for our students and staff at Katy ISD," said Lance Hindt, Superintendent of Katy ISD. "The future is being built right before our eyes and we couldn't have done it without our community."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The voter-approved $609.2 MM bond includes six new schools (one high school, two junior highs and three elementary schools). Additionally, it also covered a comprehensive renovation to Fielder Elementary School and some much-needed improvements to 61 of our campuses.  Ninety-one (91%) of the bond is for school facilities and 9% is for technology and infrastructure such as buses, portables and storage tank replacements.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">A Community Bond Advisory Committee, which consisted of parents, students, community leaders, representatives of faith-based organizations and business owners dedicated several months to analyzing a facilities plan for the district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is considered the second fastest growing school district in Texas and was recently recognized by Niche, a ranking and review organization for K-12 schools, as the best school district in the Houston Metro Area.</p><p>​</p></div>
Pre-Registration for Kindergarten and NEW 1st Grade for 2018-2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=189Pre-Registration for Kindergarten and NEW 1st Grade for 2018-20192018-03-20T20:24:56Z<div class="ExternalClass4302FD016BC44F90A4EF0D2CCF75980E"><p style="text-align:center;">​Kindergarten and New 1st Grade for the </p><p style="text-align:center;">2018 – 2019 school year:</p><p style="text-align:center;"> April 19th from 9 am - 11am and 1pm - 3pm.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br>Kindergarten Orientation is on</p><p style="text-align:center;">April 3rd from 5:30 – 6:30 in the gym </p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Please click<a href="/campus/FPSE/Documents/Knightly%20news%20-how%20to%20pre-register%20early%20KG_April%202018-sdt.pdf" target="_blank"> here </a>for more registration information.</p></div>
Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Annual Brick Unveilinghttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=877Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Annual Brick Unveiling2018-03-29T15:59:59Z<div class="ExternalClass6697999891E7435B8DD1A8193A6B1127"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">As visitors walk along the main pathway at Katy Heritage Park, they will notice the names of several Katy Independent School District teachers etched, not just onto bricks, but into Katy ISD's legacy.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">A total of 63 bricks were dedicated to the 2016-2017 Campus Teachers of the Year who have devoted countless hours towards the education of their students.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Behind every successful student there is an encouraging teacher who has been a guiding force for future leaders. These Katy ISD teachers never set out to be recognized but their commitment has made a difference in the lives of many students.  These bricks will leave a lasting legacy of their remarkable commitment to uphold the district's vision of education.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Being a teacher in Katy ISD gives our educator a life of true meaning and purpose.  The district has some of the best teachers in the country. Because they see potential in students, many leaders in various professions carry on the district's vision to "<em>Be the Legacy</em>".</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD thanks Venus Construction, Rover Oaks and the Katy Heritage Society for providing a space for the brick laying.  During the ceremony, the Taylor High School Chamber Choir provided entertainment with several singing performances.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1754077981278950.1073742095.113148448705253&type=1&l=8c301612bd">Pictures of the Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</a> </p></div>
Katy ISD Approves New 2018-19 Transportation Modelhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=875Katy ISD Approves New 2018-19 Transportation Model2018-03-02T22:10:56Z<div class="ExternalClassD8A563DACAED4A2BB49C7D95C6DBC82A"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">After receiving input from the Katy Independent School District community, through Y</span><em style="text-align:justify;">our District, Your Voice</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> initiative, the Board of Trustees approved to change the 2018-19 transportation model.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Beginning this fall, Katy ISD will transition to a multi-bell schedule.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2018-19 transportation model will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  Elementary campuses will be divided in two groups.</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Grade Level</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>AM Start Time</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>PM Dismissal Time</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7:25 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2:35 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:00 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:20 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:20 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:40 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Junior High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:45 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:55 p.m.</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Currently, the Katy ISD Transportation Department is in the process of establishing routes and pairing elementary schools to determine which campuses will be included in Elementary Group 1 and Elementary Group 2.  Information on the start and end times for these campuses will be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval. The information will be announced at a later date.</p><p>Parents who have questions about the new transportation multi-bell schedule can visit:  <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/020118_Transp%20Q%20and%20A.pdf">Katy ISD Transportation Questions and Answers</a>. </p></div>
2018-19 Transportation Model and Bell Schedulehttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=8722018-19 Transportation Model and Bell Schedule2018-03-01T20:05:46Z<div class="ExternalClass8BFE2709889D48469FB360D596750D30"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Your%20District%20Your%20Voice%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="Your District Your Voice - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>March 1, 2018</p><p>Dear Katy ISD Parents/Guardians, Community and Staff,</p><p>After careful consideration and review of feedback from 20,000 parents and community members, the Board of Trustees approved a change to the 2018-19 Katy ISD transportation model at the February 26 Regular Board Meeting.</p><p>Beginning this fall, Katy ISD campuses will transition to a multi-bell schedule.  However, criteria for transportation eligibility will remain the same.   Elementary students residing outside of a ½-mile radius of their school and secondary students outside of a 1-mile radius, will continue to be eligible for transportation services. </p><p>The 2018-19 transportation model will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  Elementary campuses will be divided in two groups.  Elementary Group 1 will begin school at 8:00 a.m. and dismiss at 3:20 p.m., and Elementary Group 2 will begin at 8:20 a.m. and dismiss at 3:40 p.m.  All junior high campuses will begin at 8:45 a.m. and dismiss at 3:55 p.m.  High school start and dismissal times (7:25 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.) will remain unchanged. </p><p>Katy ISD's Transportation Department is in the process of establishing routes and pairing elementary schools to determine which campuses will be included in Elementary Group 1 and Elementary Group 2.  Information on the start and end times for each elementary campus will be presented to the Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting on April 23, 2018.  In the meantime, please take a moment to review our <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/020118_Transp%20Q%20and%20A.pdf">Transportation Questions and Answers.</a> This Q & A will be updated as additional questions are brought to our attention.</p><p>We greatly appreciate the guidance of our parents and community as the 2018-19 model was developed over these past few months.  This model will allow the District to provide the same level of service to families in 2018-19 while enabling us to utilize our drivers more efficiently, as well as address safety concerns in areas of the District that are becoming increasingly congested.</p><p>Thank you for your continuous support and feedback.</p><p>Katy ISD</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>
Katy ISD Ranks as the Top School District in the Greater Houston Areahttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=859Katy ISD Ranks as the Top School District in the Greater Houston Area2018-01-31T17:28:58Z<div class="ExternalClass91E94EBC57814372824E4B064099AB2A"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">The <a href="https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/m/houston-metro-area/">2018 Best School Districts rankings</a> have been announced and looks like "</span><em style="text-align:justify;">The Best is in the West</em><span style="text-align:justify;">" for the Greater Houston area, with Katy Independent School District taking the top spot.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Niche, a ranking and review organization for K-12 schools, assesses school districts across America every year.  Katy ISD received an overall grade of "A+" for its outstanding educational accomplishments.  The rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics, reviews from students and parents, as well as data from the U.S. Department of Education.  Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings and more.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is known as one of the fastest growing school districts in the country and currently has an enrollment of over 77,000+ students.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Learn more about the Niche 2018 Best School Districts in the Houston Area​ on their <a href="https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/m/houston-metro-area/">website​</a>.<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Community Education Registration Now Openhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=853Katy ISD Community Education Registration Now Open2018-01-18T20:31:35Z<div class="ExternalClass7FEF873CE2F24457AD30079AAAF37A2E"><p>The Spring 2018 Katy ISD Community Education classes are now open for registration. The purpose of Community Education is to provide the general public with learning opportunities including self-improvement, enrichment, recreation and academic courses.</p><p>Classes include learning opportunities pertaining to recreational activities, arts and crafts, health and personal development, foreign languages, business and industry skills, finance, computer applications, driver education, college preparatory, and multiple online courses.</p><p>For more information, visit the <a href="/dept/ce/Documents/Community_Education_Course_Catalog.pdf">Community Education catalog online</a> or call 281-396-6365. </p></div>
FPSE Parent Surveyhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=188FPSE Parent Survey2017-05-05T21:46:11Z<div class="ExternalClass6D4134868E384EF8AD0E76A02CA124AC"><p>​Dear Shafer Families:</p><p>Help us make Shafer better for the 2017-2018 school year!  We are asking each Shafer family to give us feedback.  This survey should only take a few minutes to complete.  Please fill out our end of year survey by clicking the link below.</p><p><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/yefZ0axlVqv8m2IM2">Shafer Parent Survey</a></p></div>
Summer Reading Titles for students entering 6th Grade PreAP or PreAP/GThttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=187Summer Reading Titles for students entering 6th Grade PreAP or PreAP/GT2017-05-05T21:44:17Z<div class="ExternalClassEC79577904FB41D5BAAA9BBC4ED926EF"><p>In Katy ISD, students are encouraged to read for pleasure over the summer.  Students enrolled in PreAP or AP English courses in grades 6-12 are expected to read appropriately challenging work of literary merit over the summer to create an initial common framework for course discussion and study.</p><p>If your child is enrolled in LA PreAP or PreAP/GT they will be required to carefully read one book from a list provided by their school. Please click the link below and select your school to find the book list.  This was also sent home in 5th Grade Wednesday folders.  Please sign and return the acknowledgement letter to their current reading teacher.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/2pevasE." target="_blank">Summer Reading</a> Lists</p><p> </p><p> </p></div>
Suggested Summer Reading K-4http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=186Suggested Summer Reading K-42017-05-05T21:46:55Z<div class="ExternalClass199CB477155C441DB41750E6C07121AB"><p>​Our goal is to have your students reading over the summer!  Your student will receive a bookmark with the list of suggested titles from the Elementary Librarians in their Wednesday folder at the end of the year.  You can also click the link below to see the suggested summer reading list for each grade level.</p><p><a href="/campus/FPSE/Documents/Summer_Reading_List-English%202017.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Suggested Summer Reading Titles</a></p></div>
NEON KNIGHT Thursday, March 2nd! Math & Science Night 2017http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=185NEON KNIGHT Thursday, March 2nd! Math & Science Night 20172017-02-27T21:43:47Z<div class="ExternalClass7DAC05BD524D4EBFA7008112ABA5D99E"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday​, March 2, 2017</p><p style="text-align:center;">5:30-7:00</p><p style="text-align:center;">Shafer Elementary Gym</p><p style="text-align:center;">*Math games and science activities galore!</p><p style="text-align:center;">*Food trucks to include Sliders Wagon!</p><p style="text-align:center;">*Complete your passport for a reward in class the next day!</p><p style="text-align:center;">*Complete the candy estimations for a chance to win the grand prize candy jar!</p></div>
STAAR Parent Night Tuesday, February 21sthttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=184STAAR Parent Night Tuesday, February 21st2017-02-14T20:39:03Z<div class="ExternalClass57233523546A4439A387E6B3D0F7BCBA"><p>​This session will cover basic STAAR information<br>including any 2017 changes. There will be a<br>short questions and answers time following the<br>presentation.</p></div>
THANK YOU PET SUPPLIES PLUS!!http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=183THANK YOU PET SUPPLIES PLUS!!2017-01-04T16:28:43Z<div class="ExternalClassDABC46B6CBE54B71BE03357218CD00E3"><p>Pet Supplies Plus donated a large amount of gift cards to our students for their attendance raffle prizes!  Thank you to our business partner for this generous donation​.</p></div>
Tays 6th Grade Parent Nighthttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=182Tays 6th Grade Parent Night2016-12-15T21:04:25Z<div class="ExternalClass456855FAB2A44F5594A5CCC5A9F38A30"><p style="text-align:center;"><br>Tays Junior High Presents</p><p style="text-align:center;">Course Selection Parent Night</p><p>When: Thursday, January 26, 2017<br>Where: TJH Cafe and LGI<br>Who: Parents of Current 5th Grade Students<br>Time: 5:00 - 7:30</p><p>Click here for more information: <a href="/campus/FPSE/Documents/TaysJuniorHighPresentsCourseSelectionParentNight%20(1).pdf" target="_blank">Tays 6th Grade Parent Night</a></p></div>
ADHD Family Support Groupshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=181ADHD Family Support Groups2016-10-31T18:37:21Z<div class="ExternalClass44391BBB7D1040ED9D9907679998AFE0"><p>​​See below for information about a free support group for parents and students with ADHD. The groups will take place at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church off Westheimer inside the loop.</p><p><br><a href="/campus/FPSE/Documents/NFCC%20ADHD%20Support%20Group%2001.2017.jpg">ADHD Family Support Groups</a></p></div>
11/5 KISD Maker Faire for 4th-8th Gradehttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=18011/5 KISD Maker Faire for 4th-8th Grade2016-10-11T15:27:52Z<div class="ExternalClass8846ED1EFF154BEEB85C455851B0D7AC"><p>​Calling all 4th-8th graders! Join KISD for a family friendly event to MAKE, build, learn, tinker, connect, craft, play, invent, think, and be inspired. </p><p>Date: Saturday, November 5th</p><p>Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm</p><p>Location: Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM</p><p>                      1730 Katyland Drive</p><p>Participants: Students in grades 4-8</p><p> </p></div>
Chick-fil-A Foundation True Inspiration Awardshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=179Chick-fil-A Foundation True Inspiration Awards2016-10-07T16:39:56Z<div class="ExternalClassB1D4FE00EE5F4B1689EAA4B6971BD681"><p>Cast Your Vote for KATY TEACHERS!!</p><p>Katy ISD teachers inspire us every day.  You can say "Thanks!" by voting for the Katy ISD Education Foundation, a Southwest region finalist in the Chick-fil-A Foundation True Inspiration Awards given annually to non-profits across the nation.</p><p>Your vote will help win up to $75,000 for Katy ISD Education Foundation's teacher grant program.  Help us bring the prize home for our Katy teachers!</p><p>Please click <a href="/campus/FPSE/Documents/TrueInspirationVOTErd%20(9)%20Resize.pdf" target="_blank">HERE</a> for more information on how to vote!</p><p> </p></div>
Parent Book Study with Mrs. Leunghttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=178Parent Book Study with Mrs. Leung2016-09-29T19:30:47Z<div class="ExternalClassEBF33F766BF44EE1B5EFB90F80EB42DE"><p style="text-align:center;">​Join Mrs. Leung for Shafer's very first Parent Book Study!</p><p style="text-align:center;">Book Study Dates and Times:<br>10:00 – 10:30 a.m. </p><p style="text-align:center;">Wednesday, 10/12 </p><p style="text-align:center;">Wednesday, 10/26 </p><p style="text-align:center;">Wednesday, 11/9 </p><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, 11/22 </p><p style="text-align:center;">Wednesday, 12/7 </p><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, 12/15 </p><p style="text-align:center;">Please direct all questions or your RSVP to <a href="mailto:aliciajleung@katyisd.org">aliciajleung@katyisd.org</a> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Please click <a href="/campus/FPSE/Documents/Parent%20Book%20Study%20flier%202016.pdf" target="_blank">HERE </a>for more information!</p></div>
Military Academies Night - Tuesday, November 15, 2016http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=177Military Academies Night - Tuesday, November 15, 20162016-09-22T21:17:11Z<div class="ExternalClassCE1CB6393A8A46819E94CD963D22987E"><p><a href="/campus/FPSE/Documents/Military%20Academies%20Night_2016%20Flyer.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Military Academies Night Flyer</a></p><p><br>Several military academies participate in this annual event and give students and parent information about their organizations. Each of the academies give power point presentations covering their history, details on curriculum, admissions requirements, benefits of enrolling in a military academy, etc. Academies that have participated in the past include:<br>· United States Military Academy – West Point<br>· United States Naval Academy<br>· United States Air Force Academy<br>· United States Merchant Marie Academy<br>· Unites States Coast Guard Academy<br> <br>Representatives from each participating academy will be able to speak with parents and students to answer any questions they may have. This event is typically geared towards high school students but it is open to all of our students. It is never too early to begin planning for post-secondary education.</p></div>
ARIC BOSTICK! Monday, September 12th!http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=176ARIC BOSTICK! Monday, September 12th!2016-09-09T16:49:14Z<div class="ExternalClass882ED95445EE4A36A4FA43CD9BECE64D"><p>​<img src="/campus/FPSE/PublishingImages/Aric%20Bostick.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:690px;height:897px;" /></p></div>
College Career Night October 5thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=175College Career Night October 5th2016-09-06T18:40:05Z<div class="ExternalClass48F808C374624A55B4816C2ABE6479F2"><p>​Join Katy ISD for College Career Night on October 5th from 6:00-8:30pm at the Merrell Center.  Please click link below for more information: </p><p><a href="/dept/counseling/Pages/College-and-Career-Night.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/counseling/Pages/College-and-Career-Night.aspx</span></a></p><p> </p><p>Students that plan to attend can visit <a href="http://www.gotocollegefairs.com/">www.gotocollegefairs.com </a>to register for a barcode that can be used when visiting the various colleges at the fair rather than completing prospect cards at every table.</p></div>
KEYS Mentoringhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=174KEYS Mentoring2016-09-06T18:34:46Z<div class="ExternalClassB40B0225FCD84A17AE8A410F38520EE3"><p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Adventure Awaits: Explore KEYS Mentoring</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Be a friend, spend an hour, change a life</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Join us for the KEYS Kick</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Off</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">September 22, 2016</p><p style="text-align:center;">8-9:30 a.m. </p><p style="text-align:center;">The Merrell Center </p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7DZRPWH" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">RSVP HERE</span></a> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://apps.katyisd.org/public/KEYSMentorApplication/Default.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Apply to be a mentor</span></a></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/dept/pie/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Katy ISD Partners in Education</strong></span></a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Bringing the Community into the Classroom</em></p></div>
Katy Robotics is coming to Shafer!!http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=173Katy Robotics is coming to Shafer!!2016-09-02T20:52:48Z<div class="ExternalClass3C2BB8218DE64ACA99E46260359B7C5F"><p>​Are you looking for an after school activity to keep your child engaged? Katy Robotics is offering their robotics classes at Shafer Elementary. It is a six week class (2 hours each week) and the cost is $195. If you are interested, you can sign up at the link below. Please note that the window opens on September 3, 2016 and class size is limited.</p><p><br><a href="http://katyroboticsacademy.com/Classes/AfterSchoolClasses/classes/shafer.html">http://katyroboticsacademy.com/Classes/AfterSchoolClasses/classes/shafer.html</a><br> </p></div>
Last Chance to Order School Supplies for 2016-2017http://www.katyisd.org/campus/FPSE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=172Last Chance to Order School Supplies for 2016-20172016-06-21T00:14:50Z<div class="ExternalClass16C5509CC95444BC8DA44944F582ACCF"><p>​This is the last week that you can order school supplies for your student(s) and have them delivered to Shafer in August. </p><p>The deadline for ordering is June 26th.<br></p><p>Go to: <a href="http://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks" target="_blank">www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks​​</a></p><p>Shafer code: SHA099</p><p><img src="/campus/FPSE/PublishingImages/Fixed%20school%20supply%20picture.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:442px;height:598px;" /><br></p></div>

 

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