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2016-17 Federal Report Card Distribution Requirements 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 or at</p></div>
Digital Citizenship Week-February 5-9, 2018 Citizenship Week-February 5-9, 2018 2018-02-02T16:32:06Z<div class="ExternalClassD5F2129B563B470BAB6B7C6E7C73D562"><p>​Parents, This week we are celebrating Digital Citizenship Week in Katy ISD. Helping our kids be productive online and to make good decisions when using technology is important for their success. Below are resources to help you understand more about what digital citizenship means and how you can support your child to not only be safe, but to use technology to excel. </p><p><a href=""><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">Digital Citizenship Resources for the Home</span></a> </p><p>5 Ways to Make Youtube Safer for Kids - <a href=""><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> </p><p>How Parents Can Help Kids Navigate the Pressures of their Digital Lives <a href=""><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">-</span></a> </p><p>5 Ways to Stop Cyberbullies - <a href=""><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p>5 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe on the Internet - <a href=""><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> </p><p><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><img alt="Dig Cit Week 2018.jpg" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Dig%20Cit%20Week%202018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></span> </p></div>
Katy ISD Hosts 33rd Annual Katy Folk Life Festival ISD Hosts 33rd Annual Katy Folk Life Festival2018-01-31T16:31:47Z<div class="ExternalClass3E5A9F12D8BA4DBBA6A9676FD3EFC628"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Ever wondered what life was like in Texas during the late 1800's?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">At the upcoming 33</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">rd</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual </span><a href="/dept/olc/Pages/FolkLifeFestival.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Katy Folk Life Festival</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, visitors will get a chance to experience pioneer life by seeing how they dressed, how they survived, the types of foods they prepared and even where their children went to school.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Other activities include:</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">blacksmith demonstrations, hand quilting, woodworking and roping skills presentations.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Admission is only $1.</span></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center<br>6301 S. Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Saturday, April 7<br></strong></span><strong>9 a.m. – 4 p.m.</strong></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Ranks as the Top School District in the Greater Houston Area ISD Ranks as the Top School District in the Greater Houston Area2018-01-26T22:46:27Z<div class="ExternalClass91E94EBC57814372824E4B064099AB2A"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">The <a href="">2018 Best School Districts rankings</a> have been announced and looks like "</span><em style="text-align:justify;">The Best is in the West</em><span style="text-align:justify;">" for the Greater Houston area, with Katy Independent School District taking the top spot.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Niche, a ranking and review organization for K-12 schools, assesses school districts across America every year.  Katy ISD received an overall grade of "A+" for its outstanding educational accomplishments.  The rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics, reviews from students and parents, as well as data from the U.S. Department of Education.  Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings and more.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is known as one of the fastest growing school districts in the country and currently has an enrollment of over 77,000+ students.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Learn more about the Niche 2018 Best School Districts in the Houston Area​ on their <a href="">website​</a>.<br></p></div>
Curriculum Night Notes for Incoming 6th Graders Night Notes for Incoming 6th Graders 2018-01-26T21:13:44Z<div class="ExternalClass52B5AA918B70458B9562FCDED47894E0"><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font face="Calibri"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">Incoming 6</font><sup><font size="2">th</font></sup></font><font color="#000000" size="3"> grade Parents: Did you miss MMJH’s Curriculum Night? No need to worry! We have our 6</font><sup><font color="#000000" size="2">th</font></sup><font color="#000000" size="3"> grade Curriculum Presentation for you to view at your convenience posted below: </font></font></font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></p><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Combined%20PowerPoint%20Curriculum%20Night%202018%20New.pptx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpptx.png" alt="" />Combined PowerPoint Curriculum Night 2018 New.pptx</a></font><br></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>
Bad Weather Make-Up Days Weather Make-Up Days2018-01-23T20:59:11Z<div class="ExternalClass2280F6119EA34A048DF4776A717EFE46"><p></p><div>Texas weather has not been kind and continues to bring many challenges to our community.  Due to the wintery conditions that caused the District’s closure last Tuesday and Wednesday, we need to alert you to a change to our 2017-18 Instructional Calendar.</div><div><br></div><div>As you may know, Katy ISD, along with all Texas school districts, is required by state law to have 75,600 minutes of instructional time built into its calendar each year.  While the Texas Education Agency (TEA) granted our district a waiver for missed instructional time this past fall as a result of Hurricane Harvey related closures, the District has been informed that waivers will not be provided for last week’s bad weather days.</div><div> </div><div>Unfortunately, our students lost significant instructional time this year.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Monday, February 19</em></span><em> is currently designated as a bad weather day and will be used to make up instructional time </em><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>for all students</em></span><em>.  Additionally, in order to be in compliance with state law, </em><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>the secondary school day will be extended by ten minutes during the week of May 14-18, with dismissal being at 2:45 p.m. each day. </em></span><em> </em></div><div> </div><div>We recognize that this may be an inconvenience for some families, and we apologize ahead of time for that.  Just as we must meet the requirements of the law, it is also just as important that we are in a position to ensure that we can effectively achieve our mission to provide educational excellence and opportunities that prepare our students for success in college, career and life.  With that said, having our students in school to grow and learn is of the utmost importance.    </div><div>As always, your understanding and support is greatly appreciated.  </div><div><br></div></div>
Katy ISD Community Education Registration Now Open ISD Community Education Registration Now Open2018-01-18T20:31:35Z<div class="ExternalClass7FEF873CE2F24457AD30079AAAF37A2E"><p>The Spring 2018 Katy ISD Community Education classes are now open for registration. The purpose of Community Education is to provide the general public with learning opportunities including self-improvement, enrichment, recreation and academic courses.</p><p>Classes include learning opportunities pertaining to recreational activities, arts and crafts, health and personal development, foreign languages, business and industry skills, finance, computer applications, driver education, college preparatory, and multiple online courses.</p><p>For more information, visit the <a href="/dept/ce/Documents/Community_Education_Course_Catalog.pdf">Community Education catalog online</a> or call 281-396-6365. </p></div>
Mustang Round Up Round Up 2018-01-18T19:40:22Z<div class="ExternalClass8BB3E55F71BE41C88CAC28F83D482B44"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong style="color:blue;">MUSTANG ROUND UP</strong></p><p><strong>WHO</strong>: All current 8th graders who are interested in participating in athletics at Taylor High School and their parents </p><p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Taylor High School's Competition Gym</p><p><strong>WHEN</strong>: Monday, April 30, 2018 </p><p><strong>TIME</strong>: 6:00 PM</p><p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Representatives from each sports program and the athletic booster club at Taylor High School will be on hand to distribute important information and answer any questions you may regarding athletics and the programs we offer. </p><div style="text-align:center;"></div><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:blue;"><strong>We hope to see you there! </strong></span></p></div>
Watch Dogs Meeting-March 22 Dogs Meeting-March 222018-01-08T21:15:05Z<div class="ExternalClass5C030992AB304F2FAA03F9C79F0AA3A1"><p>​Calling all dads! The Watch Dogs Open House meeting and training will take place on Thursday, March 22 (new date), from 6:00-7:00 pm in the LGI. </p></div>
2016-2017 School Report Card Distribution 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 </font></p><font size="3"> </font></div>
Katy ISD Earns Place on AP® District Honor Roll ISD Earns Place on AP® District Honor Roll2018-01-03T18:22:03Z<div class="ExternalClass67ECF89F25FF4800A48169BCD7DE7D05"><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:left;">Katy ISD is one of 447 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by College Board with placement on the </span><strong style="text-align:left;">8</strong><strong style="text-align:left;"><sup>th</sup></strong><strong style="text-align:left;"> Annual </strong><strong style="text-align:left;">AP</strong><strong style="text-align:left;"><sup>®</sup></strong><strong style="text-align:left;"> District Honor Roll</strong><span style="text-align:left;"> for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work while simultaneously improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.</span><br></p><p>From 2015 to 2017, the number of AP exams administered in Katy ISD increased by 23 percent.  The number of students participating in AP exams increased 26 percent to 9,478 in 2017 and the number of students receiving a 3 or higher increased by 24.6% in those two years.  </p><p>To be included on the AP District Honor Roll, participating districts must: </p><ul><li>Increase participation/access to AP course work by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts and at least 11 percent in small districts.</li><li>Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students who scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam.</li><li>Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2017 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2015, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher. </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on the AP District Honor Roll, visit the <a href="">College Board website</a>.</p></div>
Katy ISD "No Texting and Driving" Video Receives Innovation Award ISD "No Texting and Driving" Video Receives Innovation Award2017-12-12T01:28:12Z<div class="ExternalClass82D7DE86B28D4008A11E372D6C08BD77"><p></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span>T</span><span>he Katy Independent School District receives the 2017 Risk Ma</span><span>nagement Innovation Award for its "No Texting and Driving" video. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Risk Management Department, along with employees from Communications, Human Resources, Curriculum and Instruction and the Katy ISD Police Department produced the video to provide awareness of the new "no texting and driving" statewide law which took effect on September 1, 2017.  The video was distributed to over three million people as well as to the top 100 school districts in the nation.  Prior to the law taking effect the video was disseminated to all Katy ISD schools and till this day it is used as an informative piece to save lives.</p><p>Click here to view the <a href="">"No Texting and Driving" video</a>.​</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_0294%20-%20smaller%20for%20web.jpg" alt="IMG_0294 - smaller for web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p><p>(Attribution from left to right:  Bill Lacy, Board of Trustee, Brandy Richard, Employee Relations Coordinator for Human Resources, Tiffany Shirey, English Language Arts Teacher at Paetow High School and Lance Nauman, Director of Katy ISD Risk Management.)</p></div>
PASA Project Continued Growth in Katy ISD Project Continued Growth in Katy ISD2017-12-05T02:24:28Z<div class="ExternalClass0E2E0DA5FE5D4FA98D13BBD60E6F2FC1"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">During the December Katy ISD Board of Trustees meeting, Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) presented the Katy Independent School District 2017 Demographic Update an</span><span style="text-align:justify;">d provided student enrollment projections for the upcoming years.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to PASA, Katy ISD is expected to reach nearly <strong>100,000</strong> students by 2027.  Based on the current growth rate, Katy ISD has been ranked second in adding students in Texas.  During the past five years, over 13,000 new students have enrolled in Katy ISD, more than any other school district in the Greater Houston area.  By September 2017, Katy ISD ranked fourth in adding new single family housing.  While the district is currently 65% built out, PASA projects the majority of all remaining growth in Katy is expected to take place in the northwest quadrant of the district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD works closely with PASA to determine attendance boundary modifications needed as the district continues to grow and new schools are added.</p></div>
MMJH Named One of the Top Junior High Schools in the Houston Area! 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 for having one of the top junior high schools in the Houston area! </p><p><a href=""></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 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>
Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time ISD Lost Instructional Time 2017-09-22T15:55:08Z<div class="ExternalClassF311D8DB26B041319FDCC2F4C340420B"><p>​As many families and staff continue recovery efforts in our neighborhoods, homes and community, we are also slowly but surely getting back on track with the business of teaching and learning across Katy ISD campuses.  As you ​​know, our students lost two weeks of instructional time as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey.  However, because the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be waiving up to 10 instructional days, there will be no need to extend the 2017-18 instructional calendar, or to modify the Thanksgiving, Christmas/winter, and spring breaks.​</p><p>Our Curriculum Department has worked diligently over the past few weeks to realign and restructure the curriculum unit plans to ensure that all state standards will be taught this school year.  As such, there will be no gaps in the taught and tested curriculum. </p><p>Also, to ensure that our students receive the full benefits of the Katy ISD learning experience, we have identified means to regain lost instructional time to deliver additional support to students.  This includes providing enrichment resources for our families, supplementary study opportunities for Advanced Placement (AP) students, and extending four early release days to full days of instruction.   </p><p><u>Enrichment Resources for Families:<br></u>Online instructional enrichment activities developed by our Curriculum Department are available for parents or guardians to work with their child(ren) at home.  These enhanced learning activities are ungraded and optional, and are available on the <a href="/dept/ci/Pages/Enrichment.aspx">Katy ISD Curriculum & Instruction website​</a>. Each core subject area will be covered for the remainder of the school year.  These subjects include language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. ​</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Support for Advanced Placement (AP) Students:<br></span>Additional study opportunities will also be offered to students preparing for the May 2018 AP exams. Review sessions and resources are currently being developed and will be shared with students, and published on the website later this Fall.</p><p><u>Extending Four Early Release Days:<br></u>The 2017-2018 instructional calendar included six "early release" days that are typically designated for professional development, teacher preparation, and parent conferences. Four of the previously designated early release days (Oct. 9, 20, Feb 16, April 13) will be extended to full instructional days.  This is designed to allow students more time in the classroom, as well as to serve the needs of so many of our families who are displaced by Harvey and depending, now more than ever, on the daily routine of school to bring a sense of normalcy to their child(ren)'s lives.  We understand that October 9 and 20 had been set aside for parent/teacher conferences at many campuses.  However, in lieu of the in-person conferences, parents are encouraged to communicate with teachers by email and/or phone.  Parents should also continue to monitor their student's progress on the <a href="/pages/home-access-center.aspx">Home Access Center</a>.  Friday, December 15 and Thursday, May 24 will remain "early release" days since final exams are given on those dates.</p><p>Thank you for your understanding as we move forward with these post-Harvey initiatives to recapture lost instructional time and to provide additional support to our students and families. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your school. </p></div>
Medical Resources 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 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>
School Supply Lists Supply Lists 2017-07-19T18:49:36Z<div class="ExternalClass75032A90B38A416BB822DC772527E843"><p>​Posted below is the link that shows the school supply list for each grade level (6, 7, 8). Please note that these lists do not reflect the elective classes. </p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2017%20School%20Supply%20List.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2017 School Supply List.pdf</a><br></p></div>
How To Access 2017 STAAR 3-8 and EOC Test Results To Access 2017 STAAR 3-8 and EOC Test Results 2017-05-23T20:45:30Z<div class="ExternalClassBDC8A93980BE473597064C058CDECBAC"><p>​Posted below are links that provide directions on how to access your student's 2017 STAAR and EOC (End of Credit) test results. These results will be accessible online beginning in June. If you need further assistance, please contact the school's front office. </p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Final%203-8%20STAAR%20Results%20Letter.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Final 3-8 STAAR Results Letter.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Final%20EOC%20Test%20Results%20Letter.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Final EOC Test Results Letter.pdf</a></p></div>
Child Find 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>
MMJH Remains a Top-Rated School! Remains a Top-Rated School! 2016-09-16T17:12:03Z<div class="ExternalClassA5A587F8ED2D43C8813D10A86144AE38"><p>​The Texas Education Agency recently announced that once again, MMJH is a top-rated campus by ALL indicators!</p><p>According to the Accountability department, our school has met ALL the distinctions for every year we have had STAAR—since 2013.</p><p style="text-align:center;">· Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading</p><p style="text-align:center;">· Academic Achievement in Mathematics</p><p style="text-align:center;">· Academic Achievement in Science</p><p style="text-align:center;">· Academic Achievement in Social Studies</p><p style="text-align:center;">· Top 25 Percent Student Progress</p><p style="text-align:center;">· Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps</p><p style="text-align:center;">· Postsecondary Readiness </p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p>Congratulations to our students and staff for their hard work! The 2016 Accountability Summary is posted below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2016%20Accountability%20Summary%20-%20101914047%20GARLAND%20MCMEANS%20JR%20HIGH.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2016 Accountability Summary - 101914047 GARLAND MCMEANS JR HIGH.pdf</a> </p><p> </p></div>
Pre AP Course Commitment AP Course Commitment 2016-08-29T20:53:21Z<div class="ExternalClass66A711CFA17242D1B76E492638E116EF"><p>​<img alt="Pre AP Course Commitment.jpg" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Pre%20AP%20Course%20Commitment.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>MMJH AP Commitment Letter Link</p><p>Here is the link to the Commitment Letter for the student and the parent to complete for each AP/PreAP course: <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Parent ( s) and student ( s) are required to complete form for <span style="text-decoration:underline;">EACH</span> course.</li></ul><p>Commitment Letters should be submitted by Friday, Sept. 2nd.</p><p> </p><p>Thank you!</p><p> </p></div>
Student iPad Use iPad Use 2016-02-26T21:14:53Z<div class="ExternalClass31AEE9861F08438F8A67540E1D8C8F93"><p>​Katy ISD is excited to provide the opportunity for our students to take home a digital device for learning. A student can check out an iPad to use for a school assignment for a one week period, excluding the Winter and Spring Breaks. If a student needs WiFi access, a "Hot Spot" is also available for checkout for a five day period. The student's parent or legal guardian must first meet with the assistant principal to review the KISD Student/Parent Equipment Use Agreement and sign it along with the student. This document will be kept on file for the current school year. The student will be instructed on proper use and care of the borrowed equipment.  Please call the school at 281-237-8000 to set up an appointment.</p><p> </p><p>Katy ISD se complace en ofrecer la oportunidad para que nuestros estudiantes puedan llevar a casa un dispositivo digital para el aprendizaje. Un estudiante puede sacar un iPad para utilizar para una tarea de escuela por un período de una semana, excepto el invierno y vacaciones de primavera. Si un estudiante necesita acceso a Internet WiFi, un "punto caliente" (Hot Spot) también está disponible para pedirse durante un período de cinco días. El padre o tutor legal del estudiante debe reunirse primero con el Sub Director para revisar el acuerdo de uso de equipo de padres y alumnos KISD y firmarlo junto con el estudiante. Este documento se mantendrá en archivo para el año escolar actual. Los estudiantes serán instruidos sobre el uso correcto y cuidado del equipo prestado. Por favor llame a la escuela en el 281- 237-8000 para programar una cita. </p><p> </p></div>
2015-2016 Teacher of the Year Teacher of the Year2016-02-15T16:33:49Z<div class="ExternalClassDF0A704C15244413B643CBC8339B2D52"><p>​Congratulations to Mrs. Robin Willms, our Teacher of the Year! </p><p><img alt="Robin Willms TOY 2016.JPG" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Robin%20Willms%20TOY%202016.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:361px;" /> </p></div>
Student iPad Checkout iPad Checkout 2015-09-17T21:02:22Z<div class="ExternalClassD8D31613123C49EEB54A5696AFAEB64C"><p>​Katy ISD is excited to provide the opportunity for our students to take home a digital device for learning. A student can check out an iPad to use for a school assignment for a one week period, excluding the Winter and Spring Breaks. The student's parent or legal guardian must first meet with the  assistant principal to review the KISD Student/Parent Equipment Use Agreement and sign it along with the student. This document will be kept on file for the current school year. The student will be instructed on proper use and care of the borrowed equipment.  Please call the school at 281-237-8000 to set up an appointment.</p></div>
Katy ISD Parents as Observers in Canvas   ​​​ ISD Parents as Observers in Canvas   ​​​2015-09-11T14:56:27Z<div class="ExternalClass43A1EFBB159F4A6B9E9FB6B489B05C6D"><p><strong>What is Canvas?</strong></p><p>Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that allows teachers to provide instructional support, class calendars, assignments and resources for students in a safe online environment.  For traditional face to face classes, Canvas is a integral part of sharing blended classroom instruction.  All courses in the Katy ISD Virtual School are completely hosted in Canvas where students access their online course and their Katy ISD  teacher.   All Canvas courses are developed by Katy ISD and are aligned to the Katy ISD Curriculum including the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). </p><p><br> <strong>What is an Observer role in Canvas?</strong></p><p>Observers have limited permissions that allow them to see what is going on in a course and a calendar of assignments. Like students, Observers cannot view a course until it is published and the course has started. For assistance with Assignments, Test Dates, Quizzes, or other Canvas course content, please contact your child's teacher.</p><p><strong>What can Parents view in Canvas?</strong><br>Below are the features available to Parents. Please note that not all courses use all features.<br><strong>*</strong> Set your Notifications </p><p><strong>*</strong> Preview and download some Files <br><strong>*</strong> View the Dashboard </p><p><strong>*</strong> View the Modules Page<br><strong>*</strong> View the course syllabus </p><p><strong>*</strong> View Canvas Grades <br><strong>*</strong> View prompts but not participate </p><p><strong>*</strong> View the Calendar in Discussions<br><strong>*</strong> View but not submit Assignments </p><p><strong>*</strong> Communicate with the teacher </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>How will Parents access Canvas?</strong></p><p>· The link to the Canvas login is located at <a href=""><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span></a>.  Please remember to bookmark the Canvas login website for future quick and easy access.</p><p>· Your username and password are the same as your Home Access Center (HAC) account.  For information on the HAC, visit <a href=""><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p>· If you are experiencing trouble with your HAC login or password, please contact your home campus or the Technology Support Center at (281)237-4357.</p><p>· Parents should not use their student's login credentials. </p><p>· There is an app in Google Play and the App Store for tablets and smartphones.  Windows devices use the browser. </p><p> </p></div>
MMJH Technology Connections Technology Connections 2015-09-04T19:52:10Z<div class="ExternalClass456EBB57241F49BF950004B9FE3488F4"><p>​McMeans Jr. High is excited  to offer various technology communication applications for our campus.</p><p>REMIND:  Dr. Rice would like you to join Parent MMJH!</p><p>REMIND is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps share important updates and reminders with students and parents.  Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app.  All personal information is kept private. </p><p>To receive messages via text, text @parentmm to 81010. You can opt­ out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @parentmm'.</p><p>Trouble using 81010? Try texting@parentmm to (425) 250-6363 instead.</p><p>To receive messages via email, send an email to <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span></a>To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.</p><p> </p><p> HOMEWORK:  To view your student's homework assignments, please visit their teachers' Canvas web pages.. </p><p> </p><p>FACE BOOK:  <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> or search for MMJH Bobcats-Katy, Texas</p><p>TWITTER:  Search for McMeans Jr. High.  The address should be McMeans Junior High@mc_mcmeans</p></div>
MMJH Receives National Recognition Award Receives National Recognition Award 2015-07-15T17:32:21Z<div class="ExternalClass8AF138F24FA041D387995A67686BC1AB"><p>​Dr. Rice and a team of MMJH educators traveled to Washington, D.C., on June 24-27 to attend and present at the 2015 National Forum's Schools to Watch Conference as well as to be recognized as a Texas Schools to Watch.  <span style="font:14px/21px lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#222222;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><font face="Arial">McMeans Junior High received this honor for its academic excellence, responsiveness to the needs and interests of young adolescents, and its commitment to helping all students achieve at high levels.</font></span></p><p><span style="font:14px/21px lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#222222;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><font face="Arial"></font></span> </p><p><span style="font:14px/21px lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#222222;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><font face="Arial"><img alt="DC trip June 2015 1.JPG" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/DC%20trip%20June%202015%201.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:338px;" /></font></span> </p><p><span style="font:14px/21px lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#222222;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><font face="Arial"></font></span> </p><p><span style="font:14px/21px lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#222222;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><font face="Arial"><img alt="DC trip June 2015 2.JPG" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/DC%20trip%20June%202015%202.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:386px;" /></font></span> </p><p><span style="font:14px/21px lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#222222;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><font face="Arial"></font></span> </p><p><span style="font:14px/21px lato-reg, arial, sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#222222;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><font face="Arial"><img alt="DC trip June 2015 3.JPG" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/DC%20trip%20June%202015%203.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:635px;" /></font></span> </p></div>
Katy ISD Campuses Receive No Place for Hate® Designation ISD Campuses Receive No Place for Hate® Designation2015-06-05T15:45:37Z<div class="ExternalClass8A9FC718E6A44E4EA97DB0AE9888FBDD"><p>​Eight<span style="line-height:1.5;"> Katy ISD campuses recently received the </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">No Place for Hate</strong><strong style="line-height:1.5;">®</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> designation for 2014-2015 through the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of Houston. This initiative helps to create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed by promoting respect for individual difference.</span></p><p>The following Katy ISD campuses received the No Place for Hate<strong>® </strong>designation for 2014-2015:</p><ul><li>Cimarron Elementary</li><li>Fielder Elementary</li><li>Franz Elementary</li><li>Stephens Elementary</li><li>Wilson Elementary</li><li>McMeans Junior High</li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High</li><li>Mayde Creek High School</li></ul><p>No Place for Hate® provides educators and students with the resources to ensure that anti-bias and diversity education are an integral part of the school curriculum. For more information on this initiative, visit the <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;">ADL website</a>.</p></div>

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