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Daily Instructional Tutoring http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=244Daily Instructional Tutoring 2018-08-17T21:53:01Z<div class="ExternalClass23298015FAA54E6CABF8DAFCF09E3D33"><p>​<img alt="Daily Instructional Tutoring.jpg" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Daily%20Instructional%20Tutoring.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p></div>
Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line Launches for New School Yearhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=936Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line Launches for New School Year2018-08-16T14:39:43Z<div class="ExternalClassD29DBBFFDA2F4B05B2D2535FD1488492"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Just in time for the beginning of the school year, Katy Independent School District announces its new Bullying Tip line.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Students across the district can now anonymously report potential bullying incidents by simply using the new feature found on the already existing Katy </span><em style="text-align:justify;">OnTheGo</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> app.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">As part of the 2018-19 academic year, Katy ISD continues to support the emotional well-being of all its learners.  Several bullying prevention initiatives will be rolled out throughout the year encouraging students to <strong>"Don't just stand by -</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>Stand up against bullying."</strong>  All Katy ISD students will see a series of informational videos that address issues like   how to identify bullying, policies and procedures at our campuses, as well as highlighting prevention and other related programs found across the District. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Bullying Tip line is user friendly and students will be shown how the feature works during classroom time.  The Katy <em>OnTheGo</em> app is free on the App Store or Google Play.   ​ </p><p>​</p></div>
FINAL REMINDER: PowerSchool Registrationhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=935FINAL REMINDER: PowerSchool Registration2018-08-15T14:53:27Z<div class="ExternalClassDC0D65E304914A6CBF3EE09BD254D8B3"><p>School begins <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, August 15,</strong></span> and Katy ISD is excited for another great school year here in Katy ISD.</p><p>Aside from getting all their school supplies ready and running those last minute errands, Katy ISD wants to send a final reminder to parents of returning students, to <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> through PowerSchool Registration, formerly known as InfoSnap.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>All returning Katy ISD students are required to submit their child's Annual Student Update for the 2018-19 school year using PowerSchool Registration.  These updates are due by August 15</strong></span>.</p><p>All parents and guardians were emailed a unique SnapCode for each student currently enrolled in Katy ISD, to their email address on file. If you do not have an email address on file, you should have received a letter in the mail.</p><p>If you are having issues with PowerSchool Registration, please fill out the <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/7NcZ90mM2ydZiZML2">Technology Parent HelpDesk</a> form and someone will get back with you within 24 business hours.</p><p>Join Katy ISD as we <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> with PowerSchool Registration.  For more information, visit the <a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Online Registration</a> webpage.</p><p></p></div>
Canvas Updates http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=242Canvas Updates 2018-08-14T18:58:30Z<div class="ExternalClassA56D97A784E744C2AA3DC5025AC05BF6"><p>​<img alt="Canvas Updates.png" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Canvas%20Updates.png" style="margin:5px;" /></p></div>
MMJH First Days of School Newshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=241MMJH First Days of School News2018-08-13T21:11:51Z<div class="ExternalClass113BB6D5CAEB4D36A5BA3C2B40F6FE02"><p>​<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Dear Parents, Students, and Staff,</font></font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font color="#000000">Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year! This is the MMJH coming back-to-school survival information in an effort to help your return go as smoothly as possible. Below are some helpful hints and ideas to facilitate this process.  Please be aware that student classroom hours <strong>begin at 8:45 AM</strong></font></font><font color="#000000" size="3">. Students not in class by this time will be considered tardy. Students are dismissed at 3:55 PM. Because of the change in school hours, please be aware that school zone times are different this school year. School zone times are 8:00 am-8:50 am in the morning and 3:45 pm-4:30 pm in the afternoon.</font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">BUSES </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Please access </font><a href="/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0563c1" face="Times New Roman" size="3">www.katyisd.org</font></span></a><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> to check for bus eligibility and route information. If your student rides the bus, please be out at your stop a few minutes early. Buses routes to and from MMJH may run late the first few days. Because of the limited number of buses, notes for a temporary change in transportation will be approved on an emergency basis only by a member of the administrative team.</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">WALKERS AND BIKE RIDERS</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Students need to be careful walking or riding their bikes to and from school. The beginning of school means increased traffic and more cars in the area. MMJH is encouraging students to walk or ride in groups for safety. If driving in the area, please be attentive for students coming to and going from the school. Bike racks are located at the East end of the school next to the bus drop off area and on the West side of the building next to the science wing for use by students.  Please encourage your student to wear a helmet and bring a lock for their bicycle.</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">DROP OFF AND PICKUP</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font color="#000000">Please be friendly, patient, attentive, and flexible when dropping off or picking-up your student at MMJH. There is always a large number of vehicles in car rider traffic. As you turn onto school property, <em>please be on the lookout for pedestrians and bike riders</em></font></font><font color="#000000" size="3">. There are two lanes leading up to the front of the school. The one on the right is for dropping off students. As you approach the drop off area, please follow staff directions to move as far down the lane as possible to help alleviate congestion and allow us to unload students in a safe, timely manner. </font><em><font color="#000000" size="3">Please do not use the lane on the left to drop off students.</font></em><font color="#000000" size="3">The left is for staff and visitor parking. Please do not drop off students on Westheimer Parkway, the teacher parking lot, Willowfork Golf Club, nearby subdivisions, or the bus loading/unloading area as this constitutes a safety hazard for students. </font><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#000000" size="3">Please note that it is illegal to take a left hand turn from Westheimer Parkway into the front entrance during school zone hours on school days</font></span><font color="#000000" size="3">. Students should be picked-up by 4:05 in the afternoon.We do not have supervision for students after this time.</font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL</font></strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font color="#000000">On Wednesday, August 15th, <em>no parents,</em></font></font><font color="#000000" size="3"> are permitted to enter the building to drop off or walk their students to their first period class. It will make the halls very congested and will hinder us from getting students into classes in a timely manner.</font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">WHERE TO REPORT:</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">All students will report to their assigned area when they enter the building. Staff will be there to guide them. Please do not drop off students prior to 7:45 am. Students will not be allowed in the building before 7:45 am. Beginning at 7:45 am we have coverage for early arrivals in the cafeteria.  Students arriving prior to the front office opening at 8:10 am should report directly to the cafeteria via the patio area and cafeteria doors directly. After 8:10 car riders, bike riders, and walkers will enter the building through the front entrance. Bus transported students will enter through bus loading zone area on the East side of the building.</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><li style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;"><span style="">6th grade-reports to practice gym</span></li><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><li style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;"><span style="">7<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> grade reports to the competition gym</span></li><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><li style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;"><span style="">8<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> grade reports to the cafeteria.</span></li><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><li style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;"><span style="">Students wanting to purchase breakfast will be allowed to come to the cafeteria.</span></li><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">All students will be given a new schedule in the above assigned areas even if they received a schedule at 6</font><sup><font size="2">th</font></sup></font><font color="#000000" size="3"> grade Bobcat camp or 7/8</font><sup><font color="#000000" size="2">th</font></sup><font color="#000000" size="3"> grade schedule pick-up, just to ensure everyone has a correct schedule. Students that have questions or concerns about their schedules should fill out a form and place it in the appropriate box located outside of the counselor’s office. </font><em><font color="#000000" size="3">Schedule changes for electives will not be allowed due to increased enrollment and staffing decisions based on chosen classes in the spring</font></em><font color="#000000" size="3">. </font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong><font face="Times New Roman"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">At MMJH students will not be assigned a locker.  Students can request a locker from their grade level assistant principal beginning on Wednesday, August 15</font><sup><font size="2">th</font></sup></font><font color="#000000" size="3"> during lunch. Students are allowed to bring their backpacks with them to all classes. </font></font></strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#000000" size="3">BREAKFAST AND LUNCH</font></span><font color="#000000" size="3">:</font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font color="#000000">Please make sure that your child has enough funds to purchase a breakfast and lunch each day. In the event that no funds are available for a student, they will be allowed to charge three meals onto their account. After the third charge, students will not be permitted to charge anymore lunches until funds are sent to their account. Lunch money can be sent with your child in the form of a check or online through the <strong>Home Access Center</strong></font></font><font color="#000000" size="3"> (HAC). Please monitor your student’s account on a regular basis so that they may enjoy a healthy meal each and every day. </font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><strong><font color="#000000" size="3">DRESS CODE</font></strong><font color="#000000" size="3">:</font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font color="#000000">Please remind your student that dress code <strong>WILL</strong></font></font><font color="#000000" size="3"> be enforced the first day of school. Skirts/shorts must be mid-thigh, and pants with holes in them above mid-thigh are also not allowed. Shirts must cover everything! If girls wear leggings, they must wear a shirt or skirt over it that comes to at least mid-thigh. For boys, no sagging pants. Students are not allowed to wear hats or headgear in the building. These are just a few of dress code requirements—for the full list, please refer to the Katy ISD district web page. </font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">We are very excited about starting the 2018-2019 school year and look forward to seeing all of the students the first day!</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">We are very excited to have you back and we are eagerly looking forward to August 15</font><sup><font size="2">th</font></sup></font><font color="#000000" size="3">.  Go Bobcats!</font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
Early Morning Student Drop Off Information http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=240Early Morning Student Drop Off Information 2018-08-10T20:28:29Z<div class="ExternalClass9381F8E432EB47F2B9D58186C11FF57F"><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">Dear Parents/Guardians, </font></font></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">You may have recently received a district communication regarding safety and security enhancements . I would like to take this opportunity to clarify that the times listed for junior high are hours of regular operation. As part of our effort to ease the transition of junior high students and families to the multi-bell schedule, our campus is providing limited morning supervision of students starting at 7:45 AM in our cafeteria.  Students may be dropped off in the front and enter the cafeteria doors near the outdoor patio. </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">Thank You,</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">Steve Guzzetta</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">Principal </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">281-237-8006</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="color:#1f497d;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></span></strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
Katy ISD Announces Safety and Security Enhancementshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=934Katy ISD Announces Safety and Security Enhancements2018-08-08T21:53:24Z<div class="ExternalClassB89FCB2BA1E34FC688FFAA266A4BD49F"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">One of Katy Independent School District's top priorities is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents and community members, who visit our campuses and facilities. This school year, Katy ISD announces additional campus safety and security measures which include:</span></p><p></p><ul><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Parent and Visitor Identification (ID) Requirement:</span><br>All parents and visitors must now present a valid, current, government-issued picture ID outside of the main entrance at all Katy ISD campuses prior to gaining admittance.  Each campus is equipped with a controlled access system that includes a camera and an intercom that parents and visitors will need to utilize when presenting their ID for entrance.  To gain further access beyond the campus front lobby, individuals will again be required to present their ID to the front desk receptionist in order to be officially logged into the visitor tracking system.</li></ul><p></p><ul><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Student Identification (ID) Badge Requirement:</span><br>Secondary students must now wear their ID badges at all times during school hours, while on district property.  Students in grades PK-5 will continue to use their badges during lunch and library times.  Fourth and fifth-grade students are requested to wear their badges throughout the school day.  At the secondary level, failure to follow the ID badge requirement may be considered a violation of the <em>Student Code of Conduct</em>.<br> </li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Campus Door Unlock Times</span>:<br>Controlled access systems on campuses will now unlock main entrance doors at a set time each morning. The standard door unlock times for main entrance doors are:<br><br>          Elementary Group 1                    7:35 a.m.<br><br>          Elementary Group 2                    7:55 a.m.<br><br>          Junior High                                 8:10 a.m.<br><br>          High School                                6:45 a.m.<br><br>Students who are dropped off before the doors are unlocked will not be able to enter the building, unless they are there for an official school activity or other exception.<br> </li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Clear Bag Regulation:<br></span>T<span style="text-align:justify;">o ensure visitor safety, along with a quick and efficient entry into our event venues, Katy ISD has instituted a clear bag regulation.  This will limit size and type of bag allowed at the sporting events, performances and graduations held at Rhodes and Legacy stadiums, as well as the Leonard Merrell Center (LMC) and the Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Agricultural Sciences Center.</span></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">These enhancements are in addition to Katy ISD's existing multi-layered safety and security measures already in place across the District.  For additional information visit our <a href="/students/Pages/SafetySecurity.aspx">Student Safety and Security webpage</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p></div>
Convocation: Celebrating a Century of Legacyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=933Convocation: Celebrating a Century of Legacy2018-08-08T02:03:38Z<div class="ExternalClass6602693D47804702BD0132847F15DF9A"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">If anyone wanted to see the most notorious attires from the past decades, they needed to be at the 2018 Katy ISD Convocation, which was held at the Leonard E. Merrell Center. Each campus selected a decade to represent and based on it, they chose their apparel. Thus, thousands of Katy ISD teachers, administrators and staff, hugged and shook hands as they participated in this annual event marking the official start of the 2018-2019 academic year and most importantly, the kickoff of the District's 100 year anniversary.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The stories of our past add to the legacy we are all a part of today. It helps us define who we are. It's part of our family tree." said Katy ISD Superintendent Lance Hindt. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The celebration's theme was "A Century of Legacy." Superintendent Hindt and Board of Trustees President Courtney Doyle praised everyone's efforts in making Katy ISD, one of the best school districts. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Thanks to you," said Doyle, "Our students are some of the top performing kiddos in the state and country, our community is thriving, and as a result, Katy is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the nation."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Participants were reminded of the struggles brought on by Harvey, the passage of the 2017 bond that will provide campus renovations and new schools, and goals and strategies that will be employed in classrooms and campuses across the district to encourage personalized learning and strengthen student support systems. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">With the presentation of commemorative rings, educators Leslyn Jacks of Katy Elementary and Amanda Sandlin of Tompkins High School were recognized as the two District's Teachers of the Year. For several educators, this event was a reminder of Katy's rich history and a source of encouragement.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"There is a tremendous amount of history and culture in Katy. I have worked for the District for 13 years and there are things I did not know. It is very inspirational," said Elise Allen, Assistant Principal at Griffin Elementary. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Convocation also highlighted the legacy of Mr. Roosevelt Alexander, one of Katy ISD's namesakes and the Beckendorff family. <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ozezgfj6eg98cyw/AADFjrMt1qdk0Kl4IMlFNnPga?dl=0">Enjoy photos of this year's convocation!</a></p></div>
Power Up for Back to School - PowerSchool Registration Now Open for New Katy ISD Studentshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=930Power Up for Back to School - PowerSchool Registration Now Open for New Katy ISD Students2018-07-16T15:58:48Z<div class="ExternalClass51B211F87AB943C89BF97A4FC0B0A460"><p>July 16, 2018</p><p>​Dear New Katy ISD Parents/Guardians,</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is excited that you are now part of our family!!  We welcome you to one of the best school districts – not just in Texas – but in the United States, where our goal is educational excellence for all our students.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As one of the fastest-growing school districts, this year Katy ISD will welcome nearly 80,000 students, including your child/children on <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday, August 15</span>.  Prior to their first day of school, we want your back to school registration experience to be smooth.   Students and parents will be able to <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> online with our new PowerSchool Registration.  Even better, starting the process just got easier, with the new "Online Registration" icon found in the upper right-hand side of any Katy ISD campus webpage.  </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>All Katy ISD students are required to register for the 2018-19 school year using the online registration system.</strong></span></p><p>Two important dates this year are:</p><ul><li>New Student Registration – Opens on July 16, 2018</li><li>Annual Student Updates (for current Katy ISD students) – Opens on August 1, 2018.  Parents and guardians will receive a unique SnapCode for each student currently enrolled in Katy ISD to their email address on file.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Parents of new Katy ISD students will still be required to visit their child's designated campus in order to submit certain documentation such as proof of residency and vaccination records.  Campus visits are assigned by dates which can be found by clicking on the <a href="/dept/counseling/Documents/Registration/Registration%20Dates%20and%20Times.pdf">2018-19 Registration Dates & Times document</a>.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Join Katy ISD as we <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> with PowerSchool Registration.  For more information, visit the <a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx" title="PowerSchool Registration Page">Katy ISD Online Registration</a> webpage.</p><p>Katy ISD</p></div>
Katy ISD 2018-19 Free and Reduced Meal Programhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=928Katy ISD 2018-19 Free and Reduced Meal Program2018-07-05T23:37:29Z<div class="ExternalClass09DFBE87A409424C8C0A4D1056BBC0E4"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District announces its policy for providing free and reduced-priced meals for children eligible under the current guidelines found at </span><a href="http://www.squaremeals.com/" style="text-align:justify;">www.squaremeals.com</a><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Parents can begin their new application process for the 2018-19 school year beginning the first week of August 2018.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Children living in households whose income is at or below the federally approved levels based on household size may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals.  Transfer students approved for the program from another school district may either complete a Katy ISD application or provide documentation of their eligibility status from that same school year.  Foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court may also be eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.  Children with status as homeless, runaway, migrant or displaced by a declared disaster also qualify for meals.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Nutrition and Food Service Department encourages parents in all eligible households to complete an <a href="http://www.katyisdfoodservices.com/">online application</a> which will be available two weeks before the start of the new school year.  Katy ISD Nutrition and Food Service Department is working with local agencies to identify all children who are program eligible.  If a student receives a letter of approval on the first days of school, there is no need to complete a new application for the 2018-19 school year.  If a child was on the program at the end of the previous school year, they are eligible for the same benefit for the first 30 operating days of the new school year or until a new application is processed.  A new application per household is required each school year.  For families that do not receive a letter and believe they should have or for those missing students in the letter received, they can contact the Nutrition and Food Service Department at 281-396-6240.  Staff is also available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Nutrition and Food Service Department located at 5364 Franz Road, Katy, TX  77493.  Please bring the names of all members of the household and their gross monthly income.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​2018-2019 School Year</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Income Eligibility Guidelines for Determining Free and Reduced-Price Benefits</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">Effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019<br> <br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>FAMILY</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>SIZE</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>ANNUALLY</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>MONTHLY</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>TWICE PER MONTH</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>EVERY 2 WEEKS</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>WEEKLY</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$15,782</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$22,459</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,316</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,872</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$658</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$936</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$607</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$864</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$304</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$432</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$21,398</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$30,451</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,784</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,538</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$892</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,269</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$823</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,172</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$412</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$586</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>3</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$27,014</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$38,443</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,252</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,204</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,126</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,602</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,039</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,479</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$520</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$740</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>4</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$32,630</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$46,435</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,720</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,870</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,360</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,9​35</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,255</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,786</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$628</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$893</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>5</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$38,246</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$54,427</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,188</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$4,536</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,594</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,268</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,471</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,094</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$736</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,047</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>6</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$43,862</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$62,419</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,656</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$5,202</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,828</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,601</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,687</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,401</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$844</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,201</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>7</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$49,478</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$70,411</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$4,124</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$5,868</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,062</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,934</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,903</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,709</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$952</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,355</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>8</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$55,094</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$78,403</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$4,592</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$6,534</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,296</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,267</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,119</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,016</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,060</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,508</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>For each additional family member, add</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$5,616</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$7,992</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$468</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$666</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$234</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$333</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$216</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$308</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$108</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$154</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p><span style="font-size:12px;">In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;">To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the </span><a href="http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf"><span style="font-size:12px;">USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form</span></a><span style="font-size:12px;">, (AD-3027) found online at: </span><a href="http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html"><span style="font-size:12px;">http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html</span></a><span style="font-size:12px;">, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: </span><a href="mailto:program.intake@usda.gov"><span style="font-size:12px;">program.intake@usda.gov</span></a><span style="font-size:12px;">.  </span><span style="font-size:12px;">This institution is an equal opportunity provider.</span></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Appoints New Principal of McMeans Junior Highhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=920Katy ISD Appoints New Principal of McMeans Junior High2018-06-14T20:20:39Z<div class="ExternalClass56F463EDA51E4E10BE19EDF57BCD22F6"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Superintendent Lance Hindt appointed Steve Guzzetta as the new principal of McMeans Junior High (MMJH).</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I am very excited to continue the success and traditions that have been established at McMeans Junior High," said Guzzetta.  "I opened the school as a teacher and coach before becoming an administrator there so I already have a deep connection with the community and a passion for the success of the students," added Guzzetta.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Guzzetta has an extensive level of experience that includes 24 years with Katy ISD.  He began his career in 1994 as a history teacher and a coach at Katy Junior High (KJH).  In 1995, he moved to Katy High School (KHS) and taught geography and coached for five years.  In 2000, he transferred to MMJH where he taught for two years prior to be promoted to assistant principal.  Four years later he was named the curriculum principal at MMJH and he served in that capacity until 2007.  At this time, he was named assistant principal at Taylor High School (THS).  In 2015, he was promoted to associate principal and has remained in that position for the past three years.  Mr. Guzzetta holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Education in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M.</p><p>Mr. Guzzetta joins MMJH on June 18. He will be replacing Dr. Susan Rice who will be retiring. </p><p><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/061418_MMJH_New%20Principal%20Steve%20Guzzetta.jpg" alt="061418_MMJH_New Principal Steve Guzzetta.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:500px;" />​​​<br></p></div>
2018-19 School Supplies http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=2372018-19 School Supplies 2018-06-04T17:57:10Z<div class="ExternalClass61BBEABFF14E4DD0A8DEAE72F4FA2F0D"><p>​Posted below is the link that contains the school supply lists for each grade level. Please note that these lists do not include electives. </p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/Documents/2018-19%20%20MMJH%20School%20Supply%20Lists.pdf">2018-19 MMJH School Supply Lists.pdf</a>​<br></p><p>Our school's PTA is selling pre-packaged school supplies that can be delivered to your home.  Click <a href="https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/">HERE​</a> and use code MCM011 to place your order. Each  pack includes one 2018-19 PTA membership. </p></div>
Katy ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the Badgehttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=917Katy ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the Badge2018-06-01T19:37:47Z<div class="ExternalClass1CAFE9553AC94A3A93818D7B2E8A2052"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">This summer two Katy Independent School District students will enjoy their school break thanks to the quick thinking of three Katy ISD Police Officers.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Officer Christopher Pickering, Officer Michael Seiss and Officer Jose Gonzalez used their law enforcement and crisis management skills to save the lives of two students contemplating suicide.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Chief of Police Robert E. Jinks, along with his staff, honored them with the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Chief's Meritorious Citation Award.</em><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On January 8, 2018, Officer Pickering was dispatched to a residence in reference to a possible suicidal student.  Officer Pickering's crisis intervention skills and his ability to develop a rapport with the student led to a voluntary mental health evaluation which saved the student's life.  After receiving treatment, the student informed the police department that Officer Pickering's dedication to his duty and his show of concern prevented him from taking his life that evening.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On March 7, 2018, Officer Seiss and Officer Gonzalez were dispatched to Cinco Ranch High School in reference to a possible suicide.  Upon arriving both officers quickly assessed the severity of the incident and immediately began life-saving measures, that included creating a make-shift tourniquet with a leather belt, in order to halt the loss of blood from the victim. The actions of these two officers were instrumental in saving his life. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Every day there is an abundance of heroism displayed by our officers throughout our campuses," said Chief Jinks.  "Although we don't often witness these acts of bravery, the work our law enforcement officers conduct at our schools proves to be a life-changing one," added Jinks. </p><p>The <em>Chief's Meritorious Citation Award</em> is presented to recognize and reward the actions of law enforcement officers and staff for their meritorious service to our school district.  This recognition reflects a commitment to the Katy ISD Police Department's core values which are <em>Integrity First, Service before Self and Excellence in All.</em><em>  </em>All three officers will now wear the merit pin as part of their uniform. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Christopher%20Pickering.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Christopher Pickering.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Christopher Pickering</p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Jose%20Gonzalez%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Jose Gonzalez - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Jose Gonzalez</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Michael%20Seiss%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Michael Seiss - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Michael Seiss</p><p><br></p></div>
Lady Bobcat Athletics Information http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=236Lady Bobcat Athletics Information 2018-05-29T19:21:15Z<div class="ExternalClass353CA11DB4E94A2DBE6FA18182A01A9D"><p>​<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Athletic Physicals / Participation Forms</span></p><p>Athletic Participation Forms must be submitted annually.   All required forms must be submitted before a student participates in any try-out, practice, athletic class, open gym, open weight room, athletic competition or travels with a KISD team.</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>The only forms that cannot be completed electronically are the annual physical and medical history form.  (enclosed in packet)</li><li>Parents will be able to print a physical and medical history form to take to your physician or school sponsored physical during the electronic session.</li><li>A new physical exam must be given prior to each school calendar year – physicals must be dated and stamped after MAY 1<sup>st</sup> for the new school year.</li><li>I have enclosed a copy of the district sponsored physical dates and directions for submitting the forms online.</li><li>Athletic Participation Forms are due by August 15<sup>th</sup> – if you are enrolled in an athletic class or trying out for volleyball.</li><li>Physical and Medical History forms may be turned in before school is out for the summer.  (please make a copy – for your records, camps or cheerleading)</li><li>We do not have schedules for basketball, track, tennis or soccer at the present time. I will put try-outs dates for these sports on the MMJH web site as soon as we get the schedules.</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">User Fee</span></p><p>Every student who is enrolled in an athletic class or participates after school, with an athletic team, must pay an athletic participation fee.   The participation fee is $40 for junior high athletes.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Camps / Leagues</span></p><p>We strongly encourage the girls to participate in summer camps and leagues.   Information is available from all PE teachers and at <a href="http://www.katyareacamps.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.katyareacamps.com</span></a>.</p><p> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Try-Outs for Next Year</span></p><p>Volleyball</p><p>7<sup>th</sup> grade – August 15<sup>th</sup>, 16, and 17th          7:00 – 8:30 a.m.</p><p>8<sup>th</sup> grade – August 15<sup>th</sup> and 16<sup>th</sup>                     4:10 – 5:30 p.m.</p><p>Click on the link below for more information: </p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2018%20MMJH%20Bobcat%20Volleyball.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2018 MMJH Bobcat Volleyball.pdf</a><br></p><p> </p><p>If you have any questions please contact:</p><p>Leslie Langford</p><p>Athletic Coordinator</p><p>MMJH</p><p>281-237-8978</p></div>
Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinctionhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=913Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinction2018-05-24T19:33:17Z<div class="ExternalClassA622B8E8FDCD466FAA46E2628605D116"><p>Out of its 67 campuses, Katy Independent School District is proud to announce that this year, 21 were named a <em>Texas Honor Roll School</em> by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE). <br></p><p><br>"What a great way to end the school year by receiving this prestigious recognition.  This distinction speaks volumes of the great things happening in our schools. It takes a village to educate a child and our superstar staff and students should be proud of the work they have accomplished," said Christine Caskey, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer.<br> <br>The 2017-18 Texas Honor Roll includes:</p><ul><li>Alexander Elementary</li><li>Davidson Elementary</li><li>Griffin Elementary</li><li>Holland Elementary</li><li>Jenks Elementary</li><li>Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>McRoberts Elementary</li><li>Pattison Elementary</li><li>Shafer Elementary</li><li>Williams Elementary</li><li>Wilson Elementary</li><li>WoodCreek Elementary</li><li>Beck Junior High</li><li>Beckendorff Junior High</li><li>Cinco Ranch Junior High</li><li>McMeans Junior High</li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High</li><li>Tays Junior High</li><li>WoodCreek Junior High</li><li>Cinco Ranch High School</li><li>Seven Lakes High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">After an extensive analysis of student data, these Katy ISD schools were clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond.  The 2017-18 Texas Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle and high schools that consistently demonstrate high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in student outcomes over time and a closing of the achievement gaps.  For high schools, Texas Honor Roll recognition includes college readiness.  This year, the program recognized 729 higher performing schools across the state.  These schools become an accepted example to other school districts seeking to learn and replicate the best practices employed at these campuses.</p><p>The Katy ISD schools will be provided with a banner to display at their campus.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2018-Honor-Roll-Logo-district.jpg" alt="2018-Honor-Roll-Logo-district" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:266px;" /><br></p></div>
Parent Directions to Access 2018 STAAR Testing Results http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=235Parent Directions to Access 2018 STAAR Testing Results 2018-05-22T14:00:22Z<div class="ExternalClassCE5AB28B3D924F56812963C7F161C2E2"><p>​Posted below is the link that contains the directions how to access your student's 2018 STAAR testing results. </p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Parent%20Directions%20to%20Access%202018%20STAAR%20Testing%20Results.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Parent Directions to Access 2018 STAAR Testing Results.pdf</a></p></div>
Pre AP and Pre AP/GT Summer Reading Informationhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=234Pre AP and Pre AP/GT Summer Reading Information2018-05-16T20:17:31Z<div class="ExternalClass961E210A2C574FEEB7EC0BEC4B34275B"><p>​Posted below are the links that contain information for each grade level. If you have any questions, please contact your student's English and/or reading teacher. </p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HKH6z2BCNOM2WDjP7eUIvJDkMGf4mtrJ/view">6th Grade-2018-2019</a></p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V5M_9hcxnWbGHRyA4OKjEGllXqxeua-S/view">7th Grade-2018-2019</a></p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/10oKDARDEcpa4Hg8gLh04zxiPS0t6xvr6/view">8th Grade-2018-2019</a></p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ICihNxANkM97M06Akk5QBMY4Sz_xi-1d/view">THS 9th Grade-2018-2019</a></p></div>
Katy ISD School Recognized as a 2018 National School to Watchhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=902Katy ISD School Recognized as a 2018 National School to Watch2018-05-14T16:22:26Z<div class="ExternalClass00ACBD2894FB4B5B985DBEDCFBE6746A"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">During a celebration ceremony, Katy Independent School District McMeans Junior High (MMJH) students proudly held up a new banner that will soon be displayed at their school, recognizing them as a </span><em style="text-align:justify;">National School to Watch</em><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">This is not the first time MMJH has received this prestigious recognition by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, in 2015 the school received the award as well.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Schools who receive this honor are high-performing campuses that have a clear focus on academic growth and achievement.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Every student at McMeans Junior High matters!  We take our role as educators very seriously because we are instrumental in creating the future legacies of this world," said Dr. Susan Rice, principal at McMeans Junior High.  "We are proud that other schools and school districts are watching our example and we're excited to continue our legacy of excellence," added Rice.</p><p>With the upbeat tunes and harmonious songs of MMJH orchestra, band and choirs, the campus staff celebrated this milestone accomplishment after meeting rigorous criteria.  Part of the process of re-designation included national forum representatives visiting the campus to conduct interviews with students, teachers, staff and PTA members to ensure MMJH was meeting student academic requirements as well as their social/emotional needs.  </p><p>​Campus administrators and teachers will be traveling to Arlington, VA in June for the national recognition.  <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1820315637988517.1073742108.113148448705253&type=1&l=8020555be4">Click here</a> to view picture of <em>School to Watch</em> celebration.  </p><p>​​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/For%20Latest%20News%20Post.jpg" alt="For Latest News Post.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p>​<span style="color:#1d2129;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Madison Carr (NJHS President), Kevin Jimenez (NJHS Officer), Vyshnavi Viju (Student Council Officer) and Zach Darby (Student Council Officer) display new designation banner.</span><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Breaks Ground on New Junior High and High Schoolhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=900Katy ISD Breaks Ground on New Junior High and High School2018-05-02T22:10:00Z<div class="ExternalClass804C03D39B9242F595228ECE717FFE9E"><p>​As community development continues around the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision, today the magnified sounds of the Seven Lakes High School (SLHS) Spartan Drumline could be heard for blocks as the groundbreaking ceremony of Junior High #16 and High School #9 took place.  Both schools will alleviate the thriving southwest quadrant of the district and provide relief to existing campuses that currently house students in the surrounding boundaries. </p><p>"Within the walls of these schools, future leaders will be taught, memories will be made and educational opportunities will prepare and inspire," said Superintendent Lance Hindt.  "The construction of these campuses will be a new opportunity for this neighborhood and our community at large, to invest in our students as they create their future," added Hindt.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The buildings will be constructed as part of the 2017 voter-approved bond program.  These educational facilities will not only be state-of-the-art buildings with collaborative spacing and leading edge technology, but they will be equipped with quality educators which make Katy ISD one of the best schools in the country. The construction of both facilities is another example of Katy ISD's promise to the community to provide unparalleled learning experiences to all students.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Also participating in the ceremonial turning of dirt was the general contractors Drymalla and Satterfield & Pontikes as well as PBK Architects, Inc.  </p><p>​Missed the event?  <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1810353372318077.1073742102.113148448705253&type=1&l=41ec9c6726">Click here</a> for pictures of the groundbreaking ceremony.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/JH16%20and%20HS9.jpg" alt="JH16 and HS9.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces New Start Times for 2018-19 School Yearhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=894Katy ISD Announces New Start Times for 2018-19 School Year2018-04-24T20:51:21Z<div class="ExternalClass0A6D99E2154948078100D2728A73FB62"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Beginning this fall, Katy Independent School District will transition to a </span><span style="text-align:justify;text-decoration-line:underline;">multi-</span><span style="text-align:justify;">bell schedule which will support the new district transportation model.  Last night, the Katy ISD </span><span style="text-align:justify;text-decoration-line:underline;">Board of Trustees</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> announced the elementary schools that will fall under Group 1 and 2.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2018-19 <span style="text-decoration:underline;">multi-</span>bell schedule will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  These changes will alleviate the challenges the district is facing with bus driver recruitment as well as safety concerns with congested traffic in areas within Katy.  Elementary campuses will be divided in two groups.  To verify what group your child's campus falls under, <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/Transportation_QandA.pdf">click here</a>.</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Grade Level</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>AM Start Time</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>PM Dismissal Time</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7:25 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2:35 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:00 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:20 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:20 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:40 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Junior High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:45 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:55 p.m.</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Parents who have questions about the new transportation multi-bell schedule can visit:  <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/Transportation_QandA.pdf">Katy ISD Transportation Questions and Answers</a>. </p></div>
2018 KISD Summer Sports Recreation Informationhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=2312018 KISD Summer Sports Recreation Information2018-04-09T14:43:43Z<div class="ExternalClass1CE60094C8C34244B06BC6F64CE98801"><p>​Posted below is the link to learn more about the various summer sports camps, leagues, and lessons offered in our school district: </p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2018%20KATY%20ISD%20SUMMER%20RECREATION%20COMMUNITY%20FLYER.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2018 KATY ISD SUMMER RECREATION COMMUNITY FLYER.pdf</a></p></div>
Katy ISD Approves New 2018-19 Transportation Modelhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=875Katy ISD Approves New 2018-19 Transportation Model2018-03-02T22:10:56Z<div class="ExternalClassD8A563DACAED4A2BB49C7D95C6DBC82A"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">After receiving input from the Katy Independent School District community, through Y</span><em style="text-align:justify;">our District, Your Voice</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> initiative, the Board of Trustees approved to change the 2018-19 transportation model.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Beginning this fall, Katy ISD will transition to a multi-bell schedule.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2018-19 transportation model will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  Elementary campuses will be divided in two groups.</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Grade Level</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>AM Start Time</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>PM Dismissal Time</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7:25 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2:35 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:00 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:20 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:20 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:40 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Junior High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:45 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:55 p.m.</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Currently, the Katy ISD Transportation Department is in the process of establishing routes and pairing elementary schools to determine which campuses will be included in Elementary Group 1 and Elementary Group 2.  Information on the start and end times for these campuses will be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval. The information will be announced at a later date.</p><p>Parents who have questions about the new transportation multi-bell schedule can visit:  <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/020118_Transp%20Q%20and%20A.pdf">Katy ISD Transportation Questions and Answers</a>. </p></div>
Katy ISD Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Yearshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=869Katy ISD Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Years2018-02-28T15:07:42Z<div class="ExternalClassF7F5F6CCC16B427FB371474B760C525A"><p>As part of the Katy Independent School District, "<em>Your District, Your Voice</em>" initiative, the community has provided its input for the upcoming yearly instructional calendar.  The Katy ISD Board of Trustees has approved the following option for the 2018-2019 academic year: </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Option #1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p>School Begins:  Wednesday, August 15</p><p>School Ends:  Thursday, May 23</p><p>Instructional Calendar Days:  177</p><p>Full week off for Thanksgiving</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>"The District is required to have a minimum of 75,600 minutes of instruction per school year," says Bonnie Holland, associate superintendent for administration, governance and legal affairs.  "With the options approved, Katy ISD has enough calendar minutes to cover two bad weather days," added Holland.</p><p>K-12 <em>Insight</em>, the external research firm conducting the survey, found that, out of the 22,169 participants, 65% favored option #1.   The Board also approved an instructional calendar for 2019-2020 school year.  This calendar mirrors the preferred components of the 2018-19 calendar.​​​​</p></div>
2016-17 Federal Report Card Distribution Requirements http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=229 2016-17 Federal Report Card Distribution Requirements 2018-02-09T20:29:35Z<div class="ExternalClassDD08802540AE43BD8F1E9C4C2BAB9B5C"><p>​Katy ISD is sharing information about the State, district, and your child's campus as part of our obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). An information letter, along with a copy of the 2016-17 Federal Report Cards for the State, district, and our campus are available for your review in the front office or our school, or online at www.katyisd.org or at https://rptsvrl.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2017/srch.html</p></div>
2016-2017 School Report Card Distribution http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=2222016-2017 School Report Card Distribution 2018-01-04T20:06:11Z<div class="ExternalClass7D7BE027D6B34FDF9613771AC5B7A928"><p>​<font size="3">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2016-17 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2017/campus.srch.html. </font></p><font size="3"> </font></div>
MMJH Named One of the Top Junior High Schools in the Houston Area! http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=215MMJH Named One of the Top Junior High Schools in the Houston Area! 2017-11-03T14:35:58Z<div class="ExternalClassE5C2A642177F417B81660674F00AB200"><p>​McMeans was once again recognized by Niche.com for having one of the top junior high schools in the Houston area! </p><p><a href="https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-public-middle-schools/m/houston-metro-area/">https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-public-middle-schools/m/houston-metro-area/</a></p><p>The 2018 Best Public Middle Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, middle school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district. </p><p>Congratulations to our students and staff on this accomplishment! </p><p> </p></div>
Canvas Parent Observer http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=213Canvas Parent Observer 2017-10-27T20:21:48Z<div class="ExternalClass21CED8DF3DB244909423997A4B1B1399"><p></p><p>Click on this link to view the Canvas Parent Observer Guide: <a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Canvas%20Parent%20Observer%20Guide.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Canvas Parent Observer Guide.pdf</a></p><p><img alt="Canvas Parent Observer.JPG" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Canvas%20Parent%20Observer.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /> </p></div>
Medical Resources http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=208Medical Resources 2017-09-18T20:29:55Z<div class="ExternalClassB75EBD5AFBE44E2FA4F93C2BBE172A21"><p>​<font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">If there is a need for medical resources such as vision care, medical supplies, or medications, please contact the campus nurse, Ms. Petra Look, for assistance.</font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
Canvas Pages http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=206Canvas Pages 2017-08-23T19:54:54Z<div class="ExternalClassCE0D19AEA55548DDAC77402E6216C3F1"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Dear Parents,</span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" style="font-size:11pt;"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Two-Way Communication is very important to us at McMeans Junior High. Each teacher wants to ensure you are fully informed in reference to the assignments, test dates, and important events for all classes. Teachers will ensure Canvas Pages are updated <strong><span style="background:yellow;">for the six weeks by Friday, August 25<sup>th</sup></span><sup>,  </sup></strong>pm.  Teacher Pages will include the following information: </span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;"></span> </p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Class Information</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Welcome</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Teacher Profile</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Teacher Contact Information</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Tutoring Schedule and Conference Time</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">General Classroom Information & Expectations</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Homework & Class Assignments</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Classroom Handouts/Assignments as Attachments </span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;"></span><br> </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
Child Find http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=191Child Find 2017-02-07T14:40:55Z<div class="ExternalClass28AC9FC140594842AE7D9AAD48378153"><p>​Katy ISD is responsible for identifying and evaluating students who within the intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 need special services or programs in order that such students may receive the required free appropriate education. </p><p>A student who may need specialized instruction or programs within the intent of Section 504 is one who:</p><ul><li><p>Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of life’s major activities; or</p></li><li><p>Has a record of such impairment; or</p></li><li><p>Is regarded as having such impairment.</p></li></ul><p>Students may be eligible under the provisions of Section 504 even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Parents who believe that they have a child who may qualify for special services or programs under Section 504 should contact the Campus 504 Coordinator at the home campus. In addition, parents who believe that they have a child who may qualify for special education services or programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) should contact the home campus office (MMJH's main phone number is 281-237-8000) for more information.</p></div>

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