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Garland McMeans Junior High



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MMJH administrative team at the Schools to Watch national convention in Washington, D.C.-June 25, 2015



Important Changes to STAAR Grades 3-8 Reporting Test Results to DistrictsImportant Changes to STAAR Grades 3-8 Reporting Test Results to Districts2016-06-23T20:18:03Z<div class="ExternalClass7506BCAE67164785BAC01AD3D60DF512"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">S</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">TA</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">AR grades 3-8 test result information, originally scheduled to arrive in districts on June 15, was moved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Tuesday, July 5, 2016</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">.  The TEA apologizes for this delay, and understands the significant inconvenience that late reporting will cause students, parents, teachers and school district personnel.</span></p><p>Parents/Guardians will receive a copy of their child's Confidential Student Report (CSR) at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.  ​</p><p>Beginning on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, parents may view their child's 2016 STAAR grades 3-8 test results online using either the Katy ISD <a href="/Pages/Home-Access-Center.aspx">Home Access Center</a> (HAC) or the <a href="" style="line-height:1.5;">Texas Assessment Data Student Portal</a><span style="line-height:1.5;">.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p><p>However, please note that the HAC <span style="text-decoration:underline;">will not</span> be available to parents from July 15 – July 17 but will be accessible again beginning on July 18, 2016.  </p><p>In order to access the Student Portal, parents must have the child's <em>Unique Access Code </em>and the date of birth. <em>The Unique Access </em>Code is assigned by the state and remains the same for the student during the entire state STAAR testing program.  The <em>Unique Access Code</em> is located on any past STAAR Confidential Student Report (CSR) at the bottom of the CSR or in the Home Access Center (HAC).  </p><p>Parent Directions to Access 2016 STAAR 3-8 STAAR Testing Results (English) <a href="/Documents/Parent%20Directions%20to%20Access%202016%20STAAR%203-8%20STAAR%20Testing%20Results%20(English).pdf">click here</a>.</p><p>Parent Directions to Access 2016 STAAR 3-8 STAAR Testing Results (Spanish) <a href="/Documents/Parent%20Directions%20to%20Access%202016%20STAAR%203-8%20STAAR%20Testing%20Results%20(Spanish).pdf">click here</a>. </p><p>If you do not have internet access or if you have questions about STAAR testing, please contact your child's 2015-2016 campus.</p></div>
Katy ISD Education Foundation Establishes Alton Frailey Endowment FundKaty ISD Education Foundation Establishes Alton Frailey Endowment Fund2016-06-16T13:46:34Z<div class="ExternalClass6383904709DD438A90532D5AB18BC4DE"><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Education Foundation recently established the <strong>Alton Frailey Endowment Fund </strong>honoring the retiring Katy ISD Superintendent. Frailey played a pivotal role in the Education Foundation's launch during his tenure as superintendent.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The fund will provide a solid financial base for Foundation operations and the organization's <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grant program.  Contributions to the fund are currently being accepted. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Education Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization for which donations are tax deductible. Click <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">here</span></a> for more information on the Katy ISD Education Foundation or contact them at <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> or 281-396-6031. </p><p><img alt="06-15-16 KISD Ed Foundation Frailey Endowment.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/06-15-16%20KISD%20Ed%20Foundation%20Frailey%20Endowment.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:399px;" /> </p></div>
Katy ISD Parents Stay Connected ‘On The Go’ with District Mobile AppKaty ISD Parents Stay Connected ‘On The Go’ with District Mobile App2016-06-13T18:04:59Z<div class="ExternalClass86E0CDA5A66C4687A589F6BB4B162A04"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;">The Katy Independent School District offers parents a way to access their student's information and much more while on the go with the District's free mobile app</span><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;">.</span><p>Katy <em>OnTheGo</em> is designed to help parents stay connected with their student's campus and the District anywhere, anytime.  On this app, parents can find news feeds which can be customized to their child's campus, and calendar feeds which can be downloaded directly into their personal calendar.  Parents can also find links to many of the sites they would normally access from the main Katy ISD website such as MyPaymentsPlus, bus route information, and the District's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites. </p><p>Additionally, parents can access student data including meal balances, assignments, attendance, library information and grades using the "Student Information" icon.  </p><p>The app is free and available for download on all Android or Apple smart phones and devices.  <a href="/sites/mobileapp">Click here</a> for more information on Katy ISD's mobile app.</p></div>
Seven Katy ISD Campuses among Top 25 Greater Houston SchoolsSeven Katy ISD Campuses among Top 25 Greater Houston Schools2016-06-07T13:52:57Z<div class="ExternalClass2B8442D27FF749AEA4648960ED51F390"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Seven schools in Katy ISD ranked among the top 25 in the Children at Risk's </span><a href="" style="line-height:1.5;">2016 Greater Houston School Rankings</a><span style="line-height:1.5;">.</span></p><p> Children at Risk, a local nonprofit, ranked more than 1,300 public schools in the eight-county Houston region.  </p><p> At the elementary school level, <strong>Alexander Elementary</strong> ranked No. 24 out of 857 elementary schools.  Meanwhile, <strong>Beckendorff</strong>, <strong>Seven Lakes</strong>, <strong>McMeans</strong>, <strong>Beck </strong>and <strong>WoodCreek </strong>junior highs ranked No. 4, No. 5, No. 7, No. 13 and No. 21, respectively, out of 303 middle schools.  At the high school level, <strong>Seven Lakes</strong> <strong>High School</strong> ranked No. 10 out of 171 high schools.  </p><p>The school rankings, based mostly on student test scores, strive to serve as an accessible guide for parents, educators, and community members on the performance of local schools and to spark important community dialogue on the quality of public education in Texas. </p><p>Visit <a href=""></a> to view the complete 2016 Greater Houston School Rankings.   </p></div>
Katy ISD's Free Summer Meals for Kids Begin June 14Katy ISD's Free Summer Meals for Kids Begin June 142016-06-02T15:39:34Z<div class="ExternalClass9315F4B8B8414A97ABFC2FE616C74A72"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2016_Summer_School_Web_Flyer%20(002).jpg" alt="2016_Summer_School_Web_Flyer (002).jpg" style="margin:5px;width:600px;" /></p></div>
Student Heroes Receive Recognition for Good DeedsStudent Heroes Receive Recognition for Good Deeds2016-05-31T14:44:53Z<div class="ExternalClass7DAA55E97B6345C59FECFE3A64BAAC18"><p>​<em>Students from McMeans Junior High and Alexander Elementary among 15 State Board of Education Student Heroes</em></p><p>The State Board of Education (SBOE) recognized two Katy ISD students as Student Heroes for their outstanding volunteer efforts at their schools and communities. McMeans Junior High sixth-grader Lauren Forney and Alexander Elementary fourth-grader Jeremy Crabtree join 13 other public school students recognized by SBOE.</p><p>"I want to congratulate and praise these outstanding boys and girls who have given so much to their fellow students and their communities throughout Texas, said Donna Bahorich, State Board of Education chair. "It fills me with pride to know that in Texas public schools we have students who look beyond their own needs to provide help and support to others."</p><p> The 2016 Student Heroes are recognized for assisting with local fundraising efforts, creating programs to protect human rights, mentoring and overcoming personal obstacles to give back to their communities. Students at all grade levels were recognized during the previous weeks at district events with a certificate designating them as a Student Hero by their SBOE member and local school officials.</p><p><strong>Lauren Forney, 6</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> grade, McMeans Junior High – SBOE District 6</strong></p><p>Forney has been helping her community and volunteering since kindergarten when she started the Teddy Bear Campaign, collecting and sharing teddy bears with newborn babies and sick children. Over the years, she has also collected for the annual community food drive, the Warm Scarf Initiative, tutored her fellow students and even volunteered to make more than 400 peanut butter sandwiches for the weekend backpack program for needy students.  <a href="">Click here</a> to see photos from Lauren Forney's surprise presentation.</p><p><strong>Jeremy Crabtree, 4</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> grade, Alexander Elementary – SBOE District 7</strong></p><p>Crabtree is described as someone who includes everyone in his life. He spends his days helping his fellow students by sitting next to the new student or the child without a friend at lunch, or helps his friend with Down Syndrome down the stairs. He is known to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves, and shows true respect and gratitude for everyone.  </p></div>

Garland McMeans Junior High School

21000 Westheimer Parkway

Katy, TX 77450

Principal: Dr. Susan Rice

Ph: 281.237.8000    Fax: 281.644.1660

School Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

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