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Katy ISD Accepting Nominations for Student Support Annexhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=960Katy ISD Accepting Nominations for Student Support Annex2018-10-16T14:59:27Z<div class="ExternalClass5A6BAB5A72BC417FB9A979A0E35BF147"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District is now accepting nominations for the naming of the Student Support Annex which is located at 4242 S. Mason Road.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">   </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The building, recently known as "Creech University" for being a former University of Houston satellite campus served as the temporary home for displaced Creech students and staff after Hurricane Harvey. Preliminary plans for the facility, which is now property of Katy ISD, are to house the district's Special Needs Department and provide services to students and families in need.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Individuals interested in submitting a name can review the <a href="https://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Code/594?filter=CW">Katy ISD Board Policy CW (Local)</a> for specific facility naming guidelines and submit a completed "Nomination for Naming a New School or Facility" form, found on the <a href="/dept/sb/Pages/SchoolNaming.aspx">Katy ISD website</a>.</p><p>The form and all supplementary materials may be submitted in the following manner:<br> <br></p><ul><li>By email:  <a href="mailto:schoolnaming@katyisd.org">schoolnaming@katyisd.org</a><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span><br></li><li>By mail:     Katy ISD School/Facility Naming<br>                       Internal & Community Relations Department<br>                       P.O. Box 159<br>                       Katy, TX 77492-0159<br> <br></li><li>Personal delivery to:  Education Support Complex (ESC)<br>                                                 Internal & Community Relations Department<br>                                                 6301 S. Stadium Lane<br>                                                 Katy, TX  77494<br><br>Submissions <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>must</strong></span> be received no later than 4 p.m. on October 29, 2018. <br></li></ul></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>

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