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All Katy ISD After-School Activities Have Been Cancelledhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=988All Katy ISD After-School Activities Have Been Cancelled2018-12-07T21:04:38Z<div class="ExternalClassFA91A91903B0401F8E528090A38096D0"><p>Please be advised that all Katy ISD after-school activities are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">canceled</span> beginning at 5:00 p.m. today, Friday, December 7 due to impending hazardous weather conditions in our region.  Harris County is advising all residents to stay off the roads beginning at sundown.  Many of our surrounding school districts are also taking similar action by canceling their after-school activities.</p><p>At this time, student-related and other activities that are scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday, December 8 will resume as planned, as it is being reported that the weather event will have passed through our area by 5:30 a.m.  If there is a change to any group's schedule, those students and families will be directly notified.</p><p>Parents, staff and community members should continue to monitor local media and the <a href="/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD website</a> for updates on school closings, event cancellations or changes in the forecast. Our official channels of communication are:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><a href="/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD "OnTheGo" app</a></li><li>Website: <a href="/">Katyisd.org</a></li><li>Twitter:<a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_katyisd&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=moE6quFltvnDejA-y87OeNTWYARAFpbv6JQGaZ-CdcY&m=V7y55Hwo_W6aDne4nGLTXID75KoZ_LhXbyR-TGSv3ow&s=56J6LC_9iWZCAun2Ae_HEEwja1db05ZRcdzEGVB-1kw&e=">@katyisd</a></li><li>Facebook: <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_Katy-2DISD-2D113148448705253_&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=moE6quFltvnDejA-y87OeNTWYARAFpbv6JQGaZ-CdcY&m=V7y55Hwo_W6aDne4nGLTXID75KoZ_LhXbyR-TGSv3ow&s=8Ru2L9AqJo_7B3pzd_N8iScfndX_Z-4pe3_7z2ACr5I&e=">Katy </a><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_Katy-2DISD-2D113148448705253_&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=moE6quFltvnDejA-y87OeNTWYARAFpbv6JQGaZ-CdcY&m=V7y55Hwo_W6aDne4nGLTXID75KoZ_LhXbyR-TGSv3ow&s=8Ru2L9AqJo_7B3pzd_N8iScfndX_Z-4pe3_7z2ACr5I&e=">ISD Facebook</a></li></ul><p><br></p></div>
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>
KHS CHOIR WINTER CONCERT & AUCTIONhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=281KHS CHOIR WINTER CONCERT & AUCTION2018-12-06T17:52:34Z<div class="ExternalClass2F052876ADD342BF836D83A450534C2F"><div style="text-align:center;">2018</div><div style="text-align:center;">Katy High School Choir</div><div style="text-align:center;">Winter Concert and Auction</div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;">December 11th, 2018 at 7:00pm</div><div style="text-align:center;">Katy High School Performing Arts Center</div><div style="text-align:center;"><br><p>The Katy High School Choir auction is now live and will be open until <strong>December 11th </strong>at 8:00 pm which is during the Choir Winter Concert in the PAC.  Come hear some beautiful music before picking up your auction items. Items will be available to be paid for and picked up after the concert.  All proceeds go to support our outstanding choir!</p><p>To view the auction, please go to <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.biddingowl.com_KHSCA2018&d=DwMBaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=Ob54-bnzjNC4hytZEMKzUIjPmSkg-RlPvq0yhVo3ETg&m=bPu7VPzny2t5zV-Nbr2F1Upnwf_iauxwyuukCS85vvo&s=NiT_utKQ3b1wcmWbzbbPa9k7oF52HQGLED5h_PbU1no&e=">https://www.biddingOwl.com/KHSCA2018</a>.  You will need to register as a bidder at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.biddingowl.com_Auction_Bidders_register.cfm&d=DwMBaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=Ob54-bnzjNC4hytZEMKzUIjPmSkg-RlPvq0yhVo3ETg&m=bPu7VPzny2t5zV-Nbr2F1Upnwf_iauxwyuukCS85vvo&s=vG2knKBuURCu0hAsSMriChhIPeFO7bnSCZz9jUebv_s&e=">https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/Bidders/register.cfm</a> ..  Be sure to bid early and often!  Also, check back daily because other items might be added.  Please note that students are not able to bid (they can get their parents too though!)</p><p>Please contact Rosanne Legon at <a href="mailto:katychoirfudraising@gmail.com">katychoirfudraising@gmail.com</a> or 832-661-3040 with any questions.<br></p></div></div>
Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveilinghttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=984Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling2018-12-03T16:11:19Z<div class="ExternalClass3A3DD99D109D4F66806EA609DA502BA1"><p style="text-align:justify;">The hard work of many Katy Independent School District teachers will now be etched into Katy ISD's historical legacy, as well as on commemorative bricks found at Katy Heritage Park.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The District, along with Venus Construction and Country Park Portraits, will honor the 67 Katy ISD 2017-2018 Campus Teachers of the Year at a special brick unveiling event.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For the past several years, the Katy ISD family and community has come together to honor the dedication and leadership of our outstanding district educators who make a difference in the lives of students. These commemorative bricks will leave a lasting legacy of their remarkable commitment to uphold the district's vision of education.</p><p><strong>What:</strong><strong>           <br></strong><strong>2017-2018 Katy ISD Campus Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Katy Heritage Park<br>5990 George Bush Drive<br>Katy, TX  77493</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6-7 p.m.</strong></span></p><p>Live music will be provided by the Katy High School Show Choir<strong>.</strong><strong>  </strong></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/120518_TOY%20Brick%20Unveiling%20Flyer.jpg" alt="120518_TOY Brick Unveiling Flyer.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:573px;" /><br></p></div>
FUN FOOD FRIDAYhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=280FUN FOOD FRIDAY2018-11-29T13:53:36Z<div class="ExternalClass91E4D09564D54986AF502537716BF4BA"><p>​</p><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Fun Food Friday</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> will be on </span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">November 30th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> before school and during lunch.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Breakfast tacos - $2</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Donut holes - $2</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Chick fil a chicken biscuits - $3</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Pizza slices - $3</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Whole pizza - $15</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Chick fil a chicken sandwiches - $5</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Sodas, water and candy - $1</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Cash, venmo and credit card will be accepted</span></p><div><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1d2129;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Proceeds benefit the Friends of Katy High School</span></div></span><p><br></p></div>
Extenuating Circumstances Form:http://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=279Extenuating Circumstances Form:2018-11-29T13:52:46Z<div class="ExternalClass6280AF67173845978FED1179720B0F51"><p>​</p><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">APPLICATION FOR AN EXCEPTION TO THE EXAM EXEMPTION GUIDELINES BASED UPON EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The deadline to submit to the grade level AP office is </span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Thursday December 6th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> @ 3PM. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Below is the link to the </span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Extenuating Circumstances Form</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="/campus/KHS/Documents/Extenuating_Circumstances_Form.pdf"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">http://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Documents/Extenuating_Circumstances_Form.pdf</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> </span></p><br></span><p><br></p></div>
Fall Final Exam Schedulehttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=278Fall Final Exam Schedule2018-11-29T13:52:04Z<div class="ExternalClassCD082C37600849F7A39F7C73585F5AB2"><p>​</p><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The </span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Fall Final Exam Schedule</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> has been posted the school website. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br class="kix-line-break"></span><a href="/campus/KHS/Documents/2018_Fall_Final_Exam_Schedule_KHS.pdf"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">http://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Documents/2018_Fall_Final_Exam_Schedule_KHS.pdf</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">As a reminder,students must attend through 5th period on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Also, no students can take a final exam before the exam window opens.</span></p><div><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></div></span><p><br></p></div>
SECOND SEMESTER PARKING OPPORTUNITIEShttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=277SECOND SEMESTER PARKING OPPORTUNITIES2018-11-29T13:51:31Z<div class="ExternalClass8DF1EF352F584736ADDB42BCB64C56BE"><p>​</p><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We will have additional student parking spots available at the beginning of the second semester and we are making them available for purchase to any student in 10-12</span><span style="font-size:7.2pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:super;white-space:pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> grade.  Students will be able to purchase a parking tag beginning on January 7, 2019 and must meet all parking requirements by that time. The parking application can be found on the campus website under Publications and Documents. </span><a href="/campus/KHS/Documents/2018-19_PARKING_PACKET.pdf"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">http://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Documents/2018-19_PARKING_PACKET.pdf</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Any 10</span><span style="font-size:7.2pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:super;white-space:pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> grade student who is interested in purchasing one of the available spots can sign up in the 11</span><span style="font-size:7.2pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:super;white-space:pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> grade office during school hours Tuesday, November 27</span><span style="font-size:7.2pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:super;white-space:pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> until Friday, December 14</span><span style="font-size:7.2pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:super;white-space:pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">.  If more students sign up than we have available spots, a random drawing will be conducted and students will be notified.  Any remaining students will be placed on a waiting list.</span></p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><div><span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></span></div>Any 11</span><span style="font-size:7.2pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:super;white-space:pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> or 12</span><span style="font-size:7.2pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:super;white-space:pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> grade students, as well as any 10</span><span style="font-size:7.2pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:super;white-space:pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> grade students who sign up on the list will have to purchase their parking tag on January 7</span><span style="font-size:7.2pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:super;white-space:pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">  8:00 - 11:00 am.  Any parking tags that are not purchased at the end of the day on January 7</span><span style="font-size:7.2pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:super;white-space:pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> will be made available to students on the waiting list, or on a first-come, first-served basis. Students cannot park on campus until the day after they purchase their parking tag. </span></span><p><br></p></div>
STUFF THE SLEIGH TOY DRIVEhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=276STUFF THE SLEIGH TOY DRIVE2018-11-29T13:50:34Z<div class="ExternalClass55603382877645AC863C3F9CDE06F1C0"><p>​</p><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The Class of 2019 is sponsoring a Toy Drive to help the organization Stuff the Sleigh.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">  Stuff the Sleigh is dedicated to helping families dealing with cancer to provide priceless moments for them to cherish for years to come.  Katy High School would like to provide a priceless, joy-filled, worry-free holiday season to as many of these families as possible. Katy High School is collecting gifts geared towards teenagers and </span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">strongly encourages gift cards</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">. Hours will be awarded for donations.</span></p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We will be collecting gifts from November 12th – November 30th</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> in the Senior Office.  Your donation will give patients and their families a reason to smile this holiday season! Please contact the Senior AP, Mrs. Hurt for any questions.  Thank you and let’s help a family in need this holiday season!</span></span><p><br></p></div>
Family Night: No Homework Assigned!http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=983Family Night: No Homework Assigned!2018-11-27T14:37:57Z<div class="ExternalClassD97ED38F2F3344E6BAAA341A6E67374A"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/090718_No%20Homework%20Family%20Night.jpg" alt="090718_No Homework Family Night.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:383px;" /><br></p></div>
Legacy Parent Academy: Financial Information Academyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=979Legacy Parent Academy: Financial Information Academy2018-11-15T21:48:45Z<div class="ExternalClass583EEC1E2A344100A4B933E596D4E7DD"><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/LegacyParentAcademy_on_blue.jpg" alt="LegacyParentAcademy_on_blue.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:467px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Getting into college and/or university is, for the families of many students, considered a dream due to high costs.  With tuition rates on the rise and the high cost of books and other required materials, Katy ISD wants to help guide our high school students through the many financial assistance options available to them.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On Saturday, November 17, parents and students will be able to attend the Legacy Parent Academy Financial Information session where they will receive post-secondary education and training as well as hands-on assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) applications.  Even more convenient, participants will be able to use an available computer lab to fill out the forms the same day.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The event will take place <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Tompkins High School, Main Commons located at 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd, Katy, TX</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>  </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>77494</strong></span> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy educational sessions are free and specifically designed to equip parents with the strategies and techniques to support their children.  Sessions taking place throughout the school year will include experts on a variety of topics which can be viewed on our <a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy website</a>.  </p><p>We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!</p><p>Katy ISD<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>
Military Academy Night at Katy ISDhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=977Military Academy Night at Katy ISD2018-11-13T17:49:08Z<div class="ExternalClass5AEA02CEE5D249E7B9D92073C19C8F49"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Parents and students interested in learning about opportunities to be part of the United States armed forces are encouraged to attend the upcoming Katy ISD Legacy Parent Military Academies Night session.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Attendees will learn about the admissions criteria as well as the required process and preparation to be considered a cadet.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Academies represented are:</p><ul><li>United States Military Academy – West Point</li><li>United States Naval Academy</li><li>United States Air Force Academy</li><li>United States Merchant Marine Academy</li><li>United States Coast Guard Academy  </li></ul><strong style="font-size:14px;">What:</strong><strong style="font-size:14px;">           <br></strong><strong style="font-size:14px;">Legacy Parent Academy Military Academies Night</strong><br style="font-size:14px;"><br style="font-size:14px;"><strong style="font-size:14px;">Where:</strong><span style="font-size:14px;">         <br>Seven Lakes High School</span><br style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;">9</span><sup>th</sup><span style="font-size:14px;"> Grade Commons</span><br style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-size:14px;">9521 S. Fry Road</span><br style="font-size:14px;"><br style="font-size:14px;"><strong style="font-size:14px;">When:</strong><strong style="font-size:14px;">          </strong><div><strong style="font-size:14px;"></strong><strong style="font-size:14px;">Wednesday, November 14</strong><br style="font-size:14px;"><strong style="font-size:14px;">6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.</strong><br><p><br></p></div></div>
CHOIR SPIRIT NIGHT - TUESDAY 11-13-2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=275CHOIR SPIRIT NIGHT - TUESDAY 11-13-20182018-11-13T16:47:52Z<div class="ExternalClassC414E1359FAD458DB3C816A36AA4C77B"><p>​The Choir is hosting a Spirit Night at Willie’s Ice House tonight from 4pm until closing. Mention that you are dining in support of the Katy High School Choir and Willies’ will donate 15% of your check to the choir!<br></p><p><img src="/campus/KHS/Documents/Choir%20Spirit%20Nigth%2011-13-2018.jpg" alt="Choir Spirit Nigth 11-13-2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><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 to Honor All Veterans at Wreath Laying Ceremonyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=972Katy ISD to Honor All Veterans at Wreath Laying Ceremony2018-11-07T20:13:17Z<div class="ExternalClass9D56DA216A4D44258D87A30BA5474914"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District will honor all the fallen soldiers, prisoners of war, the missing in action and those who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces at a commemorative wreath laying ceremony led by the Mayde Creek High School (MCHS) Naval JROTC.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD veterans as well as community veterans will be honored at the event.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"America's veterans are a true symbol of patriotism demonstrated through their love for America and their willingness to sacrifice for the people of United States," said Lieutenant Travis Godwin, Senior Naval Science Instructor at MCHS.  "We honor our veterans for their valiant efforts and for allowing us to enjoy freedom every day in this beautiful country," added Godwin.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>           <br></strong><strong>Wreath Laying Ceremony</strong> </p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Mayde Creek High School – Front of the Building<br>1902 Groeschke Road<br>Houston, TX  77084</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><strong>Thursday, November 8<br></strong><strong>9:10  a.m.</strong></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD to Hold Public Forum for Naming of Student Support Annexhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=971Katy ISD to Hold Public Forum for Naming of Student Support Annex2018-11-05T16:17:27Z<div class="ExternalClassA64E4297E35E42CBACC0844A81D35050"><p><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14px;">​<span style="text-align:justify;">The Student Support Annex Naming Advisory Committee will present a recommended name for the facility to the Board of Trustees at the Work Study meeting on Monday, November 5.  Community members will be invited to a public forum to provide input regarding the proposed name.</span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14px;"><b style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Wednesday, November 7</b><b><u><br></u></b></span></p><div style="font-weight:bold;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14px;"><span style="text-align:left;">Education Support </span><span style="text-align:left;">Complex Board Room<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">6301 S. Stadium Lane<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">Katy, TX  77494<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">6 p.m. – 7 p.m.</span></span></div><p></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14px;">The Student Support Annex, recently known as "Creech University" for being a former University of Houston satellite campus, served as the temporary home for displaced Creech Elementary students and staff after Hurricane Harvey.   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 Specialists in School Psychology and other special education related services working together toward the success of all students. <br></span></p><p><br style="font-family:calibri;"></p></div>
GIFTED AND TALENTED SCREENINGhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=274GIFTED AND TALENTED SCREENING2018-11-02T19:49:30Z<div class="ExternalClassF957FDEFE4FE4ECE977A88246BC5E202"><p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;white-space:pre-wrap;">G</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;white-space:pre-wrap;">eneral Screening for the 2019-2020 Katy ISD Gifted and Talented Program:</span></p><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">All interested students who have not already been screened this school year for the G/T program may pick up a Parent Checklist from the Counselors’ office beginning Monday, November 5, 2018.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">At the secondary level, students are screened based upon specific subject matter aptitude in one or more content areas. In the screening phase of the identification process, multiple quantitative measures (standardized test scores) and qualitative measures (data gathered from parents and teachers) are examined. Students who meet district criteria for GT placement are eligible to participate in the subject area for which they qualify for the GT program. Screening is available for GT service in the areas of language arts, math, science, and social studies.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The Parent Checklist must be returned to the counseling office no later than </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">2:30 pm on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.  Please note that this is a firm deadline.  </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Once all the forms are in, previous test scores will be reviewed, and a testing schedule will go home with students who need to be tested.  </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">You may also download the form by clicking on the link: </span><a href="/dept/GT/pages/default.aspx"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/pages/default.aspx</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Additional Screening for GT Students:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Students who are already in some GT classes, but wish to add other GT courses for next year should pick up a Request for Additional Screening form in the counseling office from November 5, 2018 through December 5, 2018.  You do not need a Parent Checklist.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The Request for Additional Screening forms are also due to the counseling office by 2:30 pm on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">GT Awareness sessions for parents in both English and Spanish are scheduled on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494. </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">If you have questions about the Gifted and Talented Program, please email </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="mailto:NicoleAStaley-Owens@katyisd.org"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">NicoleAStaley-Owens@katyisd.org</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> GT Facilitator for SLHS, MRHS, KHS, OTHS, PHS</span></p><div><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></div></span><p><br></p></div>
Registration Now Open for Dual Legacy Parent Academy Sessionshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=970Registration Now Open for Dual Legacy Parent Academy Sessions2018-11-02T19:43:25Z<div class="ExternalClassDAC053A9B0174D44A6B9A7E0DF8B7BF8"><p><span style="text-align:justify;"><img alt="LegacyParentAcademy_on_blue.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/LegacyParentAcademy_on_blue.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:396px;" />Katy ISD is doubling up on its upcoming Legacy Parent Academy educational events!</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">On November 7, parents and students will be able to attend the following two sessions:</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><ul><li>Transitioning from Elementary to Junior High School</li><ul><li>Description:  To ease the transition from elementary to junior high, attendees will   learn about the differences in structure between elementary and junior high schedules as well as tips to help students with organizational skills.<br> </li></ul><li>Understanding High School Credits, GPA and Class Rank</li><ul><li>Description:  Attendees will learn about graduation requirements, endorsements, GPA and class rank, high school credits, including high school credit courses that can be taken in junior high.  Planning ahead and taking the right courses can help ensure students are well prepared for life beyond high school.  </li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Registration is now open for both events.  These sessions will be presented in collaboration with the Katy ISD junior high and high school counselors.  Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy educational sessions are free and specifically designed to equip parents with the strategies and techniques to support their children.  Sessions taking place throughout the school year will include experts on a variety of topics which can be viewed on our <a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy website</a>.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>           <br></strong><strong>Two Legacy Parent Academy Sessions</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Legacy Stadium<br>1830 Katyland Drive<br>Katy, TX  77493<br>Rooms ABC</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>November 7, 2018</strong></span></p><ul><li>Transitioning from Elementary to Junior High School<br>6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.</li><li>Understanding High School Credits, GPA and Class Rank<br>7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.<br></li></ul><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>
Katy ISD’s Partners in Education Kicks Off 17th Annual Food for Families Campaignhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=968Katy ISD’s Partners in Education Kicks Off 17th Annual Food for Families Campaign2018-10-30T16:12:55Z<div class="ExternalClassC80A1440D1CA478BA5B53CEA6CC5CA4E"><p><br><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/PIE-FFF-SP-620x240-0718.jpg" alt="Community and hope during the holidays" style="margin:5px;width:520px;" />Katy ISD's Partners in Education is inviting the community to support families in need this holiday season.  <a href="/dept/pie/Pages/FoodForFamilies.aspx"><strong>Food for Families</strong></a> is an annual campaign that provides grocery gift cards to Katy ISD students and their families. Every Katy ISD campus identifies students in need of assistance, and gift cards are given to those students before winter break.  Last year, Food for Families helped 676 families.  Since its inception in 2002, this initiative has raised over $190,000 helping over 4,000 families have a happier holiday.  <br></p><p>Donations of any amount are welcome and appreciated.  Those interested in helping a Katy ISD family in need this holiday season, should donate by <strong>December 7.</strong><strong>  </strong>Contributions are accepted<a href="https://www.pledgecents.com/cause/kxbyky/katy-isd-food-for-families"><strong> online</strong></a><strong> </strong>or via check, remitted to "Katy ISD Food for Families" and mailed to Partners in Education, Katy ISD ESC, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy 77494.  <br></p><p>Food for Families, a Katy ISD Partners in Education yearly initiative, unites our Katy ISD staff and community in holiday support for select students and their families.  To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the "Community" tab at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or contact Tammy Stringer, 281-396-2645, <a href="mailto:tammyrstringer@katyisd.org">tammyrstringer@katyisd.org</a>.<br></p></div>
VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFF GAMEhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=273VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFF GAME2018-10-24T17:42:47Z<div class="ExternalClassF1B4E8253293403C920137977EB18E99"><p>​<span style="font-size:13px;">T</span><span style="font-size:13px;">he Tigers will be playing the Fort Bend ISD Dulles Vikings on Monday, Oct 29th at Wheeler Fieldhouse at 7pm.</span></p><div>There will be Fan Bus leaving from Katy HS at 5pm from in front of the main campus gym. You need $5 to cover the cost the ticket and the bus ride.<br></div><p><br></p></div>
EVENT POSTPONED: Katy ISD Students Participate in First Time Ever Plein Air Painting Competitionhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=962EVENT POSTPONED: Katy ISD Students Participate in First Time Ever Plein Air Painting Competition2018-10-19T16:04:36Z<div class="ExternalClass3D4BD4AF50FE4391AF9EE6A25C899DF9"><p><span style="text-align:justify;color:#ff0000;"><strong>===EVENT POSTPONED==</strong></span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District students step out of their classrooms and into mother nature to experience a different kind of painting and drawing experience known as "plein air", a French expression for "in the open air".  For the first time, 25 Katy ISD students will visit Willow Fork Park to create an inspirational on-site art piece which showcases the beauty of outdoor scenes.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Working in an outdoor painting site allows the students to capture the true details of the landscapes they live in," said Assistant Director of Fine Arts Mitzi Jones.  "Plein air painting is a growing trend among young students, allowing them the opportunity to see how their masterpieces come to life," added Jones.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:           <br>Plein Air Painting at Willow Fork Park</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Willow Fork Park<br>Northwest Corner of Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Blvd.<br>North of Cinco Ranch High School</p><p><a href="http://willowforkdrainagedistrict.com/parks/willow-fork-park/">http://willowforkdrainagedistrict.com/parks/willow-fork-park/</a></p><p><strong>When:          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">New Date</span>:  Saturday, October 27, 2018</strong></span></p><p><strong>8 a.m.    Check in<br></strong><strong>9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Students work on art pieces<br></strong><strong>12 p.m.   Awards</strong></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Accepting Nominations for Student Support Annexhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=960Katy ISD Accepting Nominations for Student Support Annex2018-10-23T00:29:50Z<div class="ExternalClass5A6BAB5A72BC417FB9A979A0E35BF147"><p><span style="text-align:justify;"></span></p><p><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><p><strong>Katy ISD is now accepting nominations for the naming of the Student Support Annex.</strong> The Student Support Annex (SSA) served as a temporary school last year for Creech Elementary students displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Prior to that, the building was home to the University of Houston satellite campus. It is now owned by Katy ISD. <br></p><p>The SSA will now house Katy ISD's Early Childhood Testing, the Work-Based Learning Program, Speech Therapy Testing, Vision Impaired and Braille staff, Occupational and Physical Therapy, and other special education related services working together toward the success of all students. <br></p><p>The deadline for submitting nominations is October 29, 2018. <br></p><p>Individuals interested in submitting a facility name are asked to fill out and submit the <a href="/dept/sb/Documents/School%20Naming/CWExhibitA.pdf"><strong>Nomination for Student Support Annex</strong></a>. Review the Katy ISD Board Policy CW (Local) for specific facility naming guidelines.</p><p>It is recommended that nominations be made with a written statement containing:</p><ul><li><p>biographical data;<br></p></li><li><p>significant contributions; and</p></li><li><p>statement of why a school or facility should be named after the person.</p></li></ul><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"></span> <strong>Supplemental Materials​</strong></p><p>Other supplemental materials, such as in-depth biographies, news clippings, photos, letters of recommendation and/or other printed resources that would assist the board in making a decision should be sent via the Katy ISD Internal & Community Relations Department.</p><p>The public may submit the Nomination for Naming a New School or Facility form and supplemental materials in the following manner: </p><ul><li>​​via email to schoolnaming@katyisd.org<br></li><li>by mail to:  <br></li></ul></div><blockquote style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p>Katy ISD School/Facility Naming<br>Department of Internal & Community Relations<br>P.O. Box 159<br>Katy, TX 77492-0159</p></blockquote></blockquote><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><ul><li>​​Personal delivery to: ​​<br></li></ul></div><blockquote style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p>Education Support Complex (ESC)<br>Department of Internal & Community Relations<br>6301 S. Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494<br></p></blockquote></blockquote></p></div>
OCTOBER ISSUE OF THE PAWPRINThttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/KHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=272OCTOBER ISSUE OF THE PAWPRINT2018-10-15T18:18:07Z<div class="ExternalClass7DF1FF2036A74718A5F7561A9AF3C18B"><p>​<span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#1d2129;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">T</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#1d2129;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">he October Issue of the PawPrint is available now!</span></p><p style="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:0px;display:inline;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="https://goo.gl/4uxJ3f" target="_blank" data-ft="{"tn":"-U"}" rel="noopener nofollow" data-lynx-mode="async" data-lynx-uri="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2F4uxJ3f&h=AT2PYImfHXtRnxIpvMLRpp8ULTBu2-o6M2OyY8OQAXy6qZV730_z14xSbOtKsg579i9rtGD2ksLWXod6SFhYgoBZ8qBFKlhXFt4dpc-8XCOaRg6XLllYaZ8t3piC71omPLcVOim8koa6AAVKGtkTHHH7kizeEFQy6dT17010gz28pfhSfY7IjeOE4vHAQ5f7NjPpiN1Kc-_PU-w1c3JLk_uNn030pUIFqjL2Q4EpfypBH029dyqCJxWmC8AdWRNAkUZwh0Q5KvfCynhFRcdamcjSuYJPPwNtY_nqjqcTTKyfVJnP7bHE7Fxu5gEoJOtrpKzJe_snTnEf2YCgHiu51ChpjM9ltnj0xQI3tZCeDUE65TetTlUzv-Rm3QWwMmRuQetlfYw2dVGlK3up8ybkn_FcX9t4WHiM" style="color:#365899;cursor:pointer;font-family:inherit;">https://goo.gl/4uxJ3f</a><br></p><p><img src="/campus/KHS/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/PawPrint_Oct_2018_Issue_Page_01.jpg" alt="PawPrint_Oct_2018_Issue_Page_01.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:257px;" /><br></p></div>
Family Night this Wednesday, October 17!! (No Homework assigned)http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=959Family Night this Wednesday, October 17!! (No Homework assigned)2018-10-15T14:59:01Z<div class="ExternalClassA28D5516F740495897895B68E6955613"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/090718_No%20Homework%20Family%20Night.jpg" alt="090718_No Homework Family Night.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:378px;" /><br></p></div>
Registration Open! Legacy Parent Academy: Mental Health Services in Texashttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=958Registration Open! Legacy Parent Academy: Mental Health Services in Texas2018-10-15T14:44:05Z<div class="ExternalClassAB510558886E404497D6FAD218B0F7FB"><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/LegacyParentAcademy_on_blue.jpg" alt="LegacyParentAcademy_on_blue.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:422px;" />Registration is now open for the next Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy event set for <span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, October 24 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Legacy Stadium in Rooms ABC.</strong></span>  The session will focus on Mental Health Services in Texas. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The workshop will help identify mental health services and support available to Texas students, adults and families.  Participants will gain knowledge regarding the process for obtaining these services, possible barriers when requesting them as well as understanding the role both schools and parents have in getting access to various services. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">This session will be presented in collaboration with the Katy ISD Police Department.  Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy educational sessions are free and specifically designed to equip parents with the strategies and techniques to support their children.  Sessions taking place throughout the school year will include experts on a variety of topics which can be viewed on our <a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy website</a>.  </p><p>We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!</p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Eventhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=955Katy ISD Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Event2018-10-05T20:35:48Z<div class="ExternalClass73E2AE27FF3541F58B10767ED0BD9B25"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Police Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to safely dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications.  According to the DEA, pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor's supervision.  Needles or sharp objects will not be accepted and any liquids must be in prescribed containers.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Many families could be harboring dangerous prescription drugs in their own medicine cabinet without even knowing it," said Katy ISD Police Chief Robert Jinks.  "Not disposing of these medications creates an easy access for students to obtain and abuse this types of prescriptions.  Through the drug take back program residents have a better and safe option to dispose of these items," added Jinks.  </p><p>Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Last April, Americans turned in 309 tons (over 617,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 5,500 sites operated by the DEA.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>           <br></strong><strong>National Prescription Drug Take Back Event</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center<br>20370 Franz Road<br>Katy, TX  77449<br></p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong> <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>October 27, 2018<br></strong></span><strong>10 a.m. – 2 p.m.</strong></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/100518_Drug%20Take%20Back%20Day.jpg" alt="100518_Drug Take Back Day.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:544px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD College & Career Nighthttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=954Katy ISD College & Career Night2018-10-03T14:16:05Z<div class="ExternalClass5BB4D242B33E47078611AA4F6CF2A692"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/100318_College%20and%20Career%20Night%20Flyer%202018.jpg" alt="100318_College and Career Night Flyer 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:416px;" /><br></p></div>

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