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Katy ISD "No Texting and Driving" Video Receives Innovation Awardhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=841Katy ISD "No Texting and Driving" Video Receives Innovation Award2017-12-12T01:28:12Z<div class="ExternalClass82D7DE86B28D4008A11E372D6C08BD77"><p></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span>T</span><span>he Katy Independent School District receives the 2017 Risk Ma</span><span>nagement Innovation Award for its "No Texting and Driving" video. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Risk Management Department, along with employees from Communications, Human Resources, Curriculum and Instruction and the Katy ISD Police Department produced the video to provide awareness of the new "no texting and driving" statewide law which took effect on September 1, 2017.  The video was distributed to over three million people as well as to the top 100 school districts in the nation.  Prior to the law taking effect the video was disseminated to all Katy ISD schools and till this day it is used as an informative piece to save lives.</p><p>Click here to view the <a href="https://youtu.be/ckcrcZG61rs">"No Texting and Driving" video</a>.​</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_0294%20-%20smaller%20for%20web.jpg" alt="IMG_0294 - smaller for web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p><p>(Attribution from left to right:  Bill Lacy, Board of Trustee, Brandy Richard, Employee Relations Coordinator for Human Resources, Tiffany Shirey, English Language Arts Teacher at Paetow High School and Lance Nauman, Director of Katy ISD Risk Management.)</p></div>
PASA Project Continued Growth in Katy ISDhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=838PASA Project Continued Growth in Katy ISD2017-12-05T02:24:28Z<div class="ExternalClass0E2E0DA5FE5D4FA98D13BBD60E6F2FC1"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">During the December Katy ISD Board of Trustees meeting, Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) presented the Katy Independent School District 2017 Demographic Update an</span><span style="text-align:justify;">d provided student enrollment projections for the upcoming years.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to PASA, Katy ISD is expected to reach nearly <strong>100,000</strong> students by 2027.  Based on the current growth rate, Katy ISD has been ranked second in adding students in Texas.  During the past five years, over 13,000 new students have enrolled in Katy ISD, more than any other school district in the Greater Houston area.  By September 2017, Katy ISD ranked fourth in adding new single family housing.  While the district is currently 65% built out, PASA projects the majority of all remaining growth in Katy is expected to take place in the northwest quadrant of the district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD works closely with PASA to determine attendance boundary modifications needed as the district continues to grow and new schools are added.</p></div>
Voters Approve Katy ISD $609.2 MM Referendumhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=831Voters Approve Katy ISD $609.2 MM Referendum2017-11-08T17:00:35Z<div class="ExternalClassAC729317CC50426DB3BDEC71E3C3AF37"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">On Tuesday night, voters approved the Katy Independent School District's 2017 bond which will provide relief to campuses managing a rapidly growing student population, along with renovations and improvements for 61 campuses.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">According to unofficial results, the $609.2 MM bond passed by an approximate 65% voter approval.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Katy ISD is the second fastest growing school district in the state of Texas," said Superintendent Lance Hindt. "Families continue to move to Katy because of the quality learning opportunities our teachers and staff provide to each and every student.  This bond will help to ensure that our community's expectations for high educational standards and schools are maintained now, and well into the future."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The District's 2017 bond comes with a zero tax rate increase and is designed to address fast growth and aging facilities. It includes six new schools, one comprehensive renovation, along with repairs and upgrades to 61 campuses.  Bond funds will also provide many campuses with safety and security improvements, and school expansions at Raines High School and Katy High School's Career and Technical Education program (CTE). Technology and infrastructure upgrades are also included for all Katy ISD schools, as well as replacement of aging buses and portables, and fuel storage tanks.  Ninety-one percent (91%) of bond funds will directly impact campuses and student learning.</p></div>
Katy ISD Sweeps List of Top 15 Elementary Schools in Houston Areahttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=826Katy ISD Sweeps List of Top 15 Elementary Schools in Houston Area2017-10-27T17:09:12Z<div class="ExternalClassF9C90334951D46ADB60E2C7102B79B42"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">It's no secret that families are moving to Katy ISD because of the quality education being offered at its schools.  Once again Katy ISD dominates in the Niche rankings by sweeping the list of Top 15 Elementary Schools in the Houston area.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Niche, an educational data analysis site, compiles data from the Department of Education as well as student and teacher surveys to determine the list of top schools.  The following Katy ISD elementary schools made the list:</p><ol><li>Fred & Patti Shafer Elementary</li><li>Bonnie Holland Elementary</li><li>Woodcreek Elementary</li><li>Tom Wilson Elementary</li><li>Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>Joella Exley Elementary</li><li>Nottingham Country Elementary</li><li>Stanley C. Stanley Elementary</li><li>Roosevelt Alexander Elementary</li><li>  Sue Creech Elementary</li><li>Michael L. Griffin Elementary</li><li>Jeanette Hayes Elementary</li><li>Katy Elementary</li><li>Roberta Wright Rylander Elementary</li><li>Hazel S. Pattison Elementary</li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD has a total of 40 elementary schools.</p></div>
Katy ISD Police Department Seeks Help through Santa Cops Programhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=822Katy ISD Police Department Seeks Help through Santa Cops Program2017-10-04T18:58:20Z<div class="ExternalClassCA6042A7BAA9474393B8F2F6D7E3AFC8"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD Police Department is sponsoring the 15</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual Santa Cops Program, aimed at helping families that may be experiencing hardships by providing gifts and clothing for their children during the holidays.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">This year, the program anticipates an increased n</span><span style="text-align:justify;">umber of families in need due to the devastation caused by Harvey.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">As in the past, generous sponsors are needed.  Every year students, community organizations as well as district employees make this program a success.  The Katy ISD Police Department welcomes any and all who would like to participate.  If you or someone you know would like to donate and help children this year, please send an email to <a href="mailto:santacops@katyisd.org">santacops@katyisd.org</a>.    </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sponsor information will be sent out around the third-week of November.  After Harvey, the outpouring of love and generosity has been heartwarming and the Katy ISD Police Department would like to continue the community's support throughout the upcoming holidays.</p></div>
Katy ISD Board Approves Resolution for Reappraisal of Properties Affected by Harveyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=818Katy ISD Board Approves Resolution for Reappraisal of Properties Affected by Harvey2017-09-29T17:27:59Z<div class="ExternalClass03F2190B6963465AB3F74A3F2E5DD77A"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Board of Trustees has approved a resolution requesting the appraisal districts of Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties to reappraise Katy ISD zoned homes and businesses flooded as a result of Harvey.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">By law, property owners must continue to pay taxes on the full value of their property, even if it has been damaged or destroyed.  Additionally, only a taxing entity, such as a school district, can request a reappraisal of a property after a county has completed its appraisal process for the year.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"While no homeowner will be required to seek a reappraisal of their home as a result of the Board's action, this resolution will clear the way for thousands of our families who are recovering from Harvey to seek tax relief on properties damaged by the storm," said Lance Hindt, Katy ISD superintendent.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy area weathered a historical storm last month which left thousands of residents displaced and a number of neighborhoods destroyed.  When the three appraisal districts approve Katy ISD's request, the Board of Trustees will have created options for residents still facing housing, financial and recovery challenges due to the storm.  </p></div>
Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=813Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time 2017-09-22T15:55:08Z<div class="ExternalClassF311D8DB26B041319FDCC2F4C340420B"><p>​As many families and staff continue recovery efforts in our neighborhoods, homes and community, we are also slowly but surely getting back on track with the business of teaching and learning across Katy ISD campuses.  As you ​​know, our students lost two weeks of instructional time as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey.  However, because the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be waiving up to 10 instructional days, there will be no need to extend the 2017-18 instructional calendar, or to modify the Thanksgiving, Christmas/winter, and spring breaks.​</p><p>Our Curriculum Department has worked diligently over the past few weeks to realign and restructure the curriculum unit plans to ensure that all state standards will be taught this school year.  As such, there will be no gaps in the taught and tested curriculum. </p><p>Also, to ensure that our students receive the full benefits of the Katy ISD learning experience, we have identified means to regain lost instructional time to deliver additional support to students.  This includes providing enrichment resources for our families, supplementary study opportunities for Advanced Placement (AP) students, and extending four early release days to full days of instruction.   </p><p><u>Enrichment Resources for Families:<br></u>Online instructional enrichment activities developed by our Curriculum Department are available for parents or guardians to work with their child(ren) at home.  These enhanced learning activities are ungraded and optional, and are available on the <a href="/dept/ci/Pages/Enrichment.aspx">Katy ISD Curriculum & Instruction website​</a>. Each core subject area will be covered for the remainder of the school year.  These subjects include language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. ​</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Support for Advanced Placement (AP) Students:<br></span>Additional study opportunities will also be offered to students preparing for the May 2018 AP exams. Review sessions and resources are currently being developed and will be shared with students, and published on the website later this Fall.</p><p><u>Extending Four Early Release Days:<br></u>The 2017-2018 instructional calendar included six "early release" days that are typically designated for professional development, teacher preparation, and parent conferences. Four of the previously designated early release days (Oct. 9, 20, Feb 16, April 13) will be extended to full instructional days.  This is designed to allow students more time in the classroom, as well as to serve the needs of so many of our families who are displaced by Harvey and depending, now more than ever, on the daily routine of school to bring a sense of normalcy to their child(ren)'s lives.  We understand that October 9 and 20 had been set aside for parent/teacher conferences at many campuses.  However, in lieu of the in-person conferences, parents are encouraged to communicate with teachers by email and/or phone.  Parents should also continue to monitor their student's progress on the <a href="/pages/home-access-center.aspx">Home Access Center</a>.  Friday, December 15 and Thursday, May 24 will remain "early release" days since final exams are given on those dates.</p><p>Thank you for your understanding as we move forward with these post-Harvey initiatives to recapture lost instructional time and to provide additional support to our students and families. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your school. </p></div>
Katy ISD Community Education Registration Now Openhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/JEE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=137Katy ISD Community Education Registration Now Open2016-01-14T23:27:49Z<div class="ExternalClass29FF434B76E5423BBA6E5CCE5A9671C2"><p>The Spring 2016 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/Pages/default.aspx">Community Education catalog online</a> or call 281-396-6365.​</p><p>​</p></div>
Instruction Material Selectionhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/JEE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=136Instruction Material Selection2016-01-14T23:27:20Z<div class="ExternalClassF1AD981E93B64F80AA75EE115EA74EB8"><p>Katy ISD is looking for parent volunteers to serve on committees to review instructional materials for the following courses:  Agribusiness Management & Marketing, Financial Mathematics, AP Human Geography, American Sign Language I, II and III and Latin II, III and IV.  If you would like to be a member of one of the review committees, call the Department of Federal Programs and External Funding at 281-396-2243.  Keep in mind that some committees will meet during school hours and not all volunteers may be selected to serve on a committee.​</p></div>
Population and Survey Analysts Project Katy ISD to Continue Growing, Reach Nearly 100,000 Students in 10 yearshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/JEE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=119Population and Survey Analysts Project Katy ISD to Continue Growing, Reach Nearly 100,000 Students in 10 years2014-10-28T20:45:31Z<div class="ExternalClassB7DF445A9B6A40BBAA79066627B69C3C"><p>​</p><p>​<em>District to continue growing by approximately 3,000 new students every year</em>​</p><p><span style="line-height:1.5;">During last night's Katy ISD Board of Trustees Meeting, Dr. Pat Guseman with Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) presented the District's 2014 Demographic Update and provided student enrollment projections for the next 10 years. </span></p><p>According to PASA, the District will continue to see an average of 3,000 new students every year.  Given such projections, Katy ISD is expected to reach 84,000 students by 2019 and 98,162 students by 2024.  Based on current growth rate, Katy ISD has been ranked the second fastest growing school district in Texas and the 23<sup>rd</sup> fastest in the nation.    </p><p>"This simply reaffirms the District's growing enrollment numbers across Katy campuses," Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey said.  "We are growing at an exponential rate, and there is no slowing down."            </p><p>Student enrollment growth is projected across all grade levels.  However, elementary student population is expected to increase at the highest rate.  This past year, elementary student population grew by 5 percent.  Furthermore, kindergarten grew the fastest at 8.4 percent, the highest percentage increase experienced since 2004.</p><p>The update also projects approximately 46,200 new housing units in Katy over the next 10 years.  </p><p>Last year, the Annual PASA Demographic Update projected Katy ISD to have 69,857 students enrolled for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Currently, Katy ISD has 70,334 students.</p><p>Click <a href="/Documents/Demographic%20Update_Oct.%202014.pdf" style="text-decoration:underline;">here</a> to view the 2014 Annual PASA Demographic Update.</p></div>
Katy ISD on the Go Apphttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/JEE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=87Katy ISD on the Go App2014-08-09T00:57:56Z<div class="ExternalClass693443E66AE243DC95250FB3F5076ED4"><p>​The new Katy ISD mobile application, which provides <em>OnTheGo</em> access to your <strong>student's grades,</strong> <strong>assignments</strong>, school news and much more, is ready for download to your Android or Apple smart phones and devices!  Simply search for "Katy ISD" in your app store and access the District's free mobile application. For more information or to learn how to set up the app today, visit: <a href="/sites/mobileapp/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/</span></a></p></div>
Exley PTA Website http://www.katyisd.org/campus/JEE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=80Exley PTA Website 2014-04-30T12:41:13Z<div class="ExternalClass783A555BF10A41538E8031CA50407EA5"><p style="text-align:center;">The Exley PTA website is back up with a new look and more content! Check it out at http://<a href="http://exleypta.org/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">exleypta.org</span></a>!</p><p style="text-align:center;">If you have something to add to the website or find a correction, please contact Caryn Hall at <a><span style="text-decoration:underline;">webmaster@exleypta.org</span></a>.</p></div>
Dyslexia Informationhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/JEE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=78Dyslexia Information2014-04-30T12:40:08Z<div class="ExternalClassCAFDF9046786464B9DB6FBD08570A453"><p>​We have put a Dyslexia Powerpoint on the school’s website.  It can be found under Parent Resources.  It gives the characteristics of dyslexia.  It also discusses testing and the programs used in Katy ISD.  After the Powerpoint there is a video called Famous People with Dyslexia. </p></div>
Student Absenceshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/JEE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=56Student Absences2014-03-04T23:56:00Z<div class="ExternalClassAA2EE31B93B6420BA18196C1B73EF397"><p>​<strong>Please make sure to email our attendance clerk, Nora Jimenez, at </strong><a href="mailto:NoraGJimenez@KATYISD.ORG"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>NoraGJimenez@KATYISD.ORG</strong></span></a><strong> to report your child's absence.  If you email the teacher, please make sure that you copy Mrs. Jimenez in the email so she can properly document the date and reason for the absence</strong><strong>. </strong></p></div>

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