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Volleyball Tryouts and Parent Meeting Tryouts and Parent Meeting 2019-08-14T20:51:37Z<div class="ExternalClassF8E48939D2234693AFB398A628B01556"><p>​<strong>Volleyball Tryout Information</strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">7th Grade Tryouts:</span><br></p><p>8/14 -- 4:00-5:30 pm<br></p><p>8/15 -- 7:00-8:30 am</p><p>8/16 -- 7:00-8:30 am<br></p><p><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">8th Grade Tryouts:</span><br></p><p>8/15 -- 4:00-5:30 pm<br></p><p>8/16 -- 4:00-5:30 pm<br></p><p>The  Volleyball Parent Meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, August 20, at 5:30 pm in the competition gym.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Football Parent Meeting-August 16 Parent Meeting-August 16 2019-08-14T20:38:37Z<div class="ExternalClassB0BFBEB21B864682A5AB15346AC9624D"><p>​The <span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Football Parent Meeting is scheduled for this Friday, August 16, at 5:30 pm in the MMJH Cafeteria. </span><br></p></div>
MMJH FOOTBALL NEWS FOOTBALL NEWS 2019-08-08T14:34:03Z<div class="ExternalClassC5191B04AAD846DFA0C5495529A0CD72"><p>​Football equipment handout for all 7<sup>th</sup> and 8<sup>th</sup> grade students wishing to participate in football this season will be held on Saturday, 8/10, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, at the Boys Competition Gym.  Computers will be available to help athletes and parents complete all required online paperwork and to make sure each athlete has a physical completed after 5/1/19.  </p><p>Any questions can be directed to Coach Dennis at <a href=""></a>. <br></p><p> The practice schedule for the first 2 weeks of school and then the remainder of the season is listed below.<br></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>First Two Weeks Football Practice Plan</strong></span></p><ul><li>8-14-19 thru 8-16-19   7<sup>th</sup> and 8<sup>th</sup> Grade practice after school until 5:30 pm</li><li>8-19-19 thru 8-23-19  7<sup>th</sup> grade will be in the morning from 6:30 am to 8:30 am.</li><li>8-19-19 thru 8-23-19   8<sup>th</sup> grade will practice after school until 5:30 pm</li></ul><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Practice Schedule after the first two Weeks</strong></p><p>Beginning 8-26-19 all 7<sup>th</sup> and 8<sup>th</sup> grade practices will be in the morning before school at 6:30 am.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
New App & Resource Offers Convenience to Katy ISD Parents App & Resource Offers Convenience to Katy ISD Parents2019-08-07T21:33:12Z<div class="ExternalClass002164F8C63C4983A7572CFA343BF74D"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Just in time for the start of the new school year, Katy Independent School District is launching a new app and an online resource aimed at providing a convenient and easier way to manage services offered by the District.</span><br></p><p>Among them includes:<br> <br></p><ol><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Edulog Lite</strong></span> – a school bus tracking app that monitors the location of buses as they travel their route across Katy ISD boundaries.  This is done through Global Position Systems (GPS) hardware installed in each Katy ISD bus.  By using the app, parents will now be able to see how close their child's bus is to its designated before, or after, school stop, as well as track the bus while it is in route.<br>   </li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>A+ Pay N' Go</strong></span> – an online web store, provides a convenient way for parents to make payments for cafeteria meals, activity fees and a variety of other campus and district-related services.  Best of all, there are no transaction fees and the system accepts credit cards and eChecks.</li></ol><p>Both resources are available this week. Parents of eligible bus riders will receive a school bus code from their campus by the first week of school that will enable them to use the Edulog Lite app.  That app is available through the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store.  Parents can obtain additional information by visiting the <a href="/dept/transportation/Pages/Bus-Track.aspx">Katy ISD Transportation Department website</a>.  For the new online web store, visit the Katy ISD <a href="/PNG/Pages/default.aspx">A+ Pay N' Go</a> website.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br></p><p><br></p></div>
​MMJH VOLLEYBALL NEWS​MMJH VOLLEYBALL NEWS 2019-08-01T13:32:40Z<div class="ExternalClassF26F3BE34B97419E823CB63D95B04841"><p>ATTENTION 7th & 8th GRADE VOLLEYBALL:</p><p> In preparation for volleyball tryouts, the McMeans volleyball coaches will be hosting skills-sessions and open-gyms on the following dates:</p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"> Thursday, August 1:</p><p>10:00-11:00 am -- Volleyball skills-session</p><p>11:00 am-12:00 pm -- Volleyball open-gym (with coach supervision)<br></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;">Tuesday, August 13:</p><p>10:00-11:00 am -- Volleyball skills-session</p><p>11:00 am-12:00 pm -- Volleyball open-gym (with coach supervision)<br></p><p>These sessions will be held in the McMeans gymnasium, and are open to any 7th or 8th grade girl who is planning on trying out for the McMeans JH volleyball team for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please drop-off and pick-up your athletes at the back of the building through bus drop off lane.<br></p><p><br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">***ALL participants must be cleared through RANK ONE which includes the following:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Current UIL physical dated after April 30, 2019 and stamped by the doctor's office</span></li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Completed Medical History form</span></li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">All online participation forms completed (</span>online forms can be found at <a href=""></a>)</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>Thank you!</strong></p><p><strong>Coach Brooke Stowers</strong></p><p><strong>MMJH Lady Bobcats </strong></p><p><strong>7 & 8 Physical Education</strong></p><p><strong>Volleyball, Basketball, & Track</strong></p><p><a href=""><strong></strong></a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Free/Reduced Meal Application and Charging Policy ISD Announces Free/Reduced Meal Application and Charging Policy2019-07-15T16:18:30Z<div class="ExternalClassEFAEEC479A4B47B6A374AA26B3EB7FD7"><p>Because every meal counts for students, prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year, the Katy Independent School District Food & Nutrition Department encourages all families to review the free/reduced meal income eligibility guidelines as well as the charge policy for purchasing meals from Katy ISD.  A copy of the policy may be viewed at:<br></p><p>Children living in households whose income are at or below the federally approved levels, based on household size, may be eligible for meal benefits. Transfer students approved for the program from another school district may either complete a Katy ISD application or provide documentation of their eligibility status for 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, an application must be submitted.  Households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) are also eligible. Children with status as homeless, runaway, migrant or displaced by a declared disaster also qualify for meals.   </p><p>Eligible households must complete an online application prior to the start of school. The new online application can be submitted through <a href=""></a> <strong>beginning the first week of August for the 2019-2020 school year.</strong><strong>  </strong>Katy ISD Nutrition and Food Service Department is working with local agencies to identify all children who are categorically and program eligible.  *If your student receives a notification of approval the first days of school then you do not need to complete a new application for the 2019-2020 school year.<strong> </strong>Any household that does not receive a notification and feels it should have or are missing any students on the notification you received, please contact the Nutrition and Food Service Department at 281-396-6240.  Additional information regarding the Nutrition and Food Service department can be found at the district website <a href=""></a></p><p>Paper applications will NOT be distributed this upcoming school year; all applications must be submitted online.  If the online application is unavailable, paper applications are available at any district school and at the food service office.  If your children were part 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.  <strong>A new application per household is required each school year. </strong></p><p>The Nutrition and Food Service Department is located at 5364 Franz Rd, Katy, TX 77493. Staff is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. to assist parents/guardians in completing the application, starting the second week of August. Bring names of all members of the household and their <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Gross Monthly Income</span>. For any questions, call the Katy ISD Nutrition and Food Service Department office at 281-396-6240.<strong>  </strong></p><p>Applications are accepted any time during the school year; the 2019-2020 online application will be available two weeks before school starts.<strong>  </strong>The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining meal eligibility.  Application information may be verified by school officials at any time during the school year.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Charge Policy:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">District charge policy allows students without meal money to receive the menu choice with the expectation that the parent will reimburse all meals charged.  The elementary charge policy allows for the value of 10 breakfast meals and 10 lunch meals to be charged.  When the charge limit is reached, the elementary student will receive a milk for breakfast or a milk and cereal for lunch. The secondary charge policy allows for the value of three breakfast meals and three lunch meals to be charged.  When the charge limit is reached, the secondary student will be declined.  Parents will be alerted when their child charges a meal by receiving a courtesy call and/or email through the district automated call out system, if the district parent information is correct and up-to-date.  Parents are responsible for monitoring the amount of money in their child's account and paying back any borrowed money in a timely manner.  If a student owes money, he/she will not be allowed to purchase snacks and/or a la carte on this account until the account is paid in full.   </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>2019-2020 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, 2019 to June 30, 2020<br> <br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:8.33333%;"><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:8.33333%;"><strong>ANNUALLY</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:8.33333%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:8.33333%;"><strong>MONTHLY</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:8.33333%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:8.33333%;"><strong>TWICE PER MONTH</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:8.33333%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:8.33333%;"><strong>EVERY 2 WEEKS</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:8.33333%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:8.33333%;"><strong>WEEKLY</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:8.33333%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:8.33333%;">​</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><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</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><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$16,237</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$23,107</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,354</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,926</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$677</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$963</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$625</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$889</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$313</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$445</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$21,983</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$31,284</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,832</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,607</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$916</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,304</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$846</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,204</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$423</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$602</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>3</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$27,729</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$39,461</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,311</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,289</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,156</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,645</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,067</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,518</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$534</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$759</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>4</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$33,475</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$47,638</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,790</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,970</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,395</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,985</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,288</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,833</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$644</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$917</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>5</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$39,221</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$55,815</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,269</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$4,652</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,635</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,326</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,509</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,147</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$755</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,074</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>6</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$44,967</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$63,992</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,748</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$5,333</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,874</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,667</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,730</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,462</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$865</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,231</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>7</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$50,713</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$72,169</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$4,227</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$6,015</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,114</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,008</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,951</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,776</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$976</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,388</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>8</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$56,459</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$80,346</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$4,705</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$6,696</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,353</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,348</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,172</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,091</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,086</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,546</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>For each additional family member, add</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$5,746</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$8,177</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$479</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$682</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$240</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$341</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$221</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$315</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$111</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$158</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">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. </p><p>To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the <a href="">USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form</a>, (AD-3027) found online at: <a href=""></a>, 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: <a href=""></a>.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Ranks in Forbes List of Best Employers in Texas ISD Ranks in Forbes List of Best Employers in Texas2019-06-25T22:51:52Z<div class="ExternalClass2C2172E9AE7E429B8FB3592919AA6701"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Looking to work for one of the "best-liked" organizations by its employees?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">That search is closer than many might think.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District was recently identified by Forbes Magazine as one of the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Best Employers in Texas</em><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">In fact, it was the only school district in Texas to be included in the list of top 25 employers.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p>"To be one of only two school districts included on the Forbes <em>Best Employers in Texas</em> list is a testament to the talent, dedication and hard work of the teachers and staff who serve the nearly 81,000 students of Katy ISD," said Superintendent of Schools Ken Gregorski.  "Our employees fulfill roles not only as educators, but as caregivers, clerks, maintenance crews, and other professionals supporting the teaching and learning taking place in our classrooms.  As superintendent of this great school district I am very honored to be working alongside each and every one of our Katy ISD employees," added Gregorski.</p><p>Market research was conducted by Forbes and Statista to identify its first-ever list of America's Best Employers by state.  Nearly 200 companies were ranked among the best in Texas, with Katy ISD identified as #22 on the list.  A sample of more than 80,000 U.S. employees at companies, with at least 500 people, were surveyed.  <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Teachers and Employees to See Six Percent Pay Increase ISD Teachers and Employees to See Six Percent Pay Increase2019-06-25T00:29:14Z<div class="ExternalClassB0357914A5DC478DB02EDE8A32AD2C06"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">This coming school year all Katy ISD employees will receive an approximate six percent pay increase, while teachers and instructional paraprofessionals will have the opportunity to earn up to eight percent. The additional two percent increase for those teachers and paraprofessionals will derive from an attendance-based performance incentive.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The base salary increase for employees will come in the form of an approximate four percent raise, with two other lump sums during the fall semester— one August 15 for returning staff, and the other in December for all employees.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"After making sure we reward all of our staff, there is some additional money we've set aside to focus on those folks who have the greatest impact on student performance — our classroom teachers," said Ken Gregorski, Katy ISD Superintendent.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The District also plans on providing stability through its benefits package. While some Texas school districts anticipate premium increases this coming school year, Katy ISD will be holding its benefit premiums at last year's rates. Likewise, the District's existing health insurance plans will remain unchanged. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"My commitment upon accepting this position was to focus on taking care of our employees through a competitive compensation package, thus ensuring we're able to recruit and retain the best teachers around," said Gregorski.  "This pay increase, alongside the stability in benefits costs, is the most significant investment in Katy ISD's employee compensation package in recent District history," he added. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD's move to increase pay for all employees and offer additional compensation incentives for teachers, is in part due to the District's long term fiscal management practices, along with the passage of Senate Bill 500 that provides Harvey related refunds and House Bill 3, with the District's compensation plan exceeding the priorities established by the Texas Legislature.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
2019-2020 MMJH School Supply Lists MMJH School Supply Lists 2019-06-18T21:46:26Z<div class="ExternalClass32043554198049B1A2AF7A20BA21F0AD"><p>​Posted below is the link to review the grade level school supply lists for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Please note that it does not reflect the elective classes. <br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2019-2020%20MMJH%20School%20Supply%20Lists.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2019-2020 MMJH School Supply Lists.pdf</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Twenty-Four Katy ISD Schools Earn Texas Honor Roll Distinction Katy ISD Schools Earn Texas Honor Roll Distinction2019-06-12T13:38:24Z<div class="ExternalClass48659A5DE8154C4FA5480B7ABA2B5E11"><p>What better way for Katy Independent School District to end the 2018-19 school year!  Out of its 65 campuses, Katy ISD is proud to announce that 24 of its schools were named a <em>Texas Honor Roll School</em> by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP).  <br></p><p>"Receiving this prestigious recognition is a clear demonstration of how hard work and dedication produces positive results.  Likewise, it's a reflection of the collaborative efforts taking place among our school leaders, staff, parents, students and the community who strive to increase academic achievement and improve educational outcomes for all our students," said Christine Caskey, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer.<br> <br>The 2018-19 Texas Honor Roll includes:</p><ul><li>Alexander Elementary</li><li>Creech Elementary</li><li>Griffin Elementary</li><li>Holland Elementary </li><li>Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>Randolph Elementary</li><li>Shafer Elementary</li><li>Stanley Elementary</li><li>Williams Elementary</li><li>Wilson Elementary</li><li>Wolman Elementary</li><li>Beck Junior High</li><li>Beckendorff Junior High</li><li>Katy Junior High</li><li>McMeans Junior High</li><li>Memorial Parkway Junior High</li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High</li><li>Tays Junior High</li><li>WoodCreek Junior High</li><li>Cinco Ranch High </li><li>Mayde Creek High </li><li>Seven Lakes High</li><li>Taylor High </li><li>Tompkins High</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">After an extensive analysis of student data, ERP found that these Katy ISD schools were clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond.  The 2018-19 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, the Texas Honor Roll recognition includes measures of college readiness.  This year, the program recognized 855 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>Katy ISD schools will be provided with a banner to display at their campus.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Parent Directions to Access 2018-2019 Testing Results Directions to Access 2018-2019 Testing Results 2019-05-22T15:37:35Z<div class="ExternalClassA51298C946F244478B3DAB59A014632D"><p>​Posted below are the directions in English and Spanish that explains how to access your student's STAAR results. <br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/English%20How%20to%20Find%20STAAR%20Scores.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />English How to Find STAAR Scores.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Spanish%20How%20to%20Find%20STAAR%20Scores.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Spanish How to Find STAAR Scores.pdf</a><br></p></div>
KISD Summer Reading Challenge Summer Reading Challenge2019-05-17T15:04:55Z<div class="ExternalClass171381C80D984404824CF7FEEEE3318F"><p>​It is our goal to have every secondary student in Katy ISD reading during the summer months. We simply want you to choose books you want to read! To learn how this challenge works, please click on the link below. <br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Summer%20Reading%20Challenge%20Community-%202019.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Summer Reading Challenge Community- 2019.pdf</a><br></p></div>
KISD Summer Recreation Information Summer Recreation Information 2019-04-12T21:03:10Z<div class="ExternalClassFA28624064DA4239AAE8172C854D5356"><p>​Posted below are the various sports programs that the school district offers during the summer. Please click on each link for more information. <br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2019%20KATY%20ISD%20SUMMER%20RECREATION%20COMMUNITY%20FLYER.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2019 KATY ISD SUMMER RECREATION COMMUNITY FLYER.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2019%20BOYS%20BASKETBALL%20SUMMER%20LEAGUE%20BROCHURE.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2019 BOYS BASKETBALL SUMMER LEAGUE BROCHURE.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/KISD%20GIRLS%20BASKETBALL%20SUMMER%20LEAGUE%20REGISTRATION%20FORM%202019.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />KISD GIRLS BASKETBALL SUMMER LEAGUE REGISTRATION FORM 2019.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Summer%20Rec%20Swim%20Lessons.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Summer Rec Swim Lessons.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/summer%20rec%20tennis%20lessons.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />summer rec tennis lessons.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/volleyball%20flyer%202019.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />volleyball flyer 2019.pdf</a><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Destination Imagination Teams Head to 2019 Global Competition ISD Destination Imagination Teams Head to 2019 Global Competition2019-04-01T16:17:22Z<div class="ExternalClass9309B8C8791743488DCD96A1D216F3C8"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Fifteen Katy Independent School District Destination Imagination (DI) Teams headed to the 2019 Texas DI State Tournament, recently held in Corpus Christi, Texas, and of the 15 teams, five are now advancing to the Global Competition in Kansas City, Missouri on May 22-26.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The following teams represented Katy ISD at the state tournament:<br></p><ul><li>Alexander Elementary – <em>Bird Brains </em></li><li>Alexander Elementary - <em>Exploding Tacos</em></li><li>Griffin Elementary – <em>Game for Fame</em></li><li>Holland Elementary – <em>RESPR</em></li><li>Shafer Elementary – <em>Unknown Space Scientists</em></li><li>Williams Elementary – <em>Blades</em></li><li>Winborn Elementary – <em>Nerd Herd</em></li><li>Wolman Elementary – <em>The Liberties</em></li><li>Beckendorff Junior High – <em>Houston, We have a Problem</em></li><li>McMeans Junior High – <em>It's Classified</em></li><li>Stockdick Junior High & Beckendorff Junior High – <em>Royal Challengers</em></li><li>WoodCreek Junior High & Katy Junior High – <em>Chicks with Kicks</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School & Katy High School – <em>24/7 Silly</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School – <em>RAD DI Orton</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School – <em>28 Eyes</em></li></ul><p>Advancing to Global Competition are:<br></p><ul><li>Seven Lakes High School – <em>28 Eyes</em></li><li>McMeans Junior High – <em>It's Classified</em></li><li>Stockdick Junior High & Beckendorff Junior High – <em>Royal Challengers</em></li><li>Griffin Elementary – <em>Game for Fame</em></li><li>Shafer Elementary – <em>Unknown Space Scientists</em></li></ul><p>The <em>28 Eyes Team</em> from Seven Lakes High School finished first in the state and was awarded a DaVinci Award for Outstanding Design.  The <em>Game for Fame Team</em> from Griffin Elementary received first place in their category and were awarded a Renaissance Award for Outstanding Creativity.  The <em>Unknown Space Scientist Team</em> from Shafer Elementary finished third, the Stockdick Junior High & Beckendorff Junior High the <em>Royal Challengers</em> <em>Team</em> finished fifth and the McMeans Junior High <em>It's Classified Team</em> finished six.</p><p>Destination Imagination is a school-based program devoted to helping students gain practical life skills through interesting, entertaining and mind-boggling challenges.  The program is created and guided by parents, educators and community volunteers who support the art and skill of creative problem solving.  DI seeks to develop the creativity, innovation and imagination of students while working as team members to collaborate, stay within a budget and meet deadlines.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030619_BDJH_Houston%20We%20have%20a%20Problem.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:553px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Beckendorff Junior High</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em style="font-size:14px;">Houston</em><em>, We</em><em style="font-size:14px;"> have a Problem Team<br></em> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030619_BHE_RESPR.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /></em></p><p style="text-align:center;">Bonnie Holland Elementary</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>RESPR Team</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030619_FPSE_Unknown%20Space%20Scientists.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:557px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Shafer Elementary School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Unknown Space Scientists Team</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030619_JWE_Blades.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Williams Elementary School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Blades Team</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030619_MGE_Game%20for%20Fame2.png" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:557px;" /><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;">Griffin Elementary School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Game for Fame Team</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030619_MMJH_Its%20Classified%20at%20Tournament.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;">McMeans Junior High</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>It's Classified Team</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030619_RAE_Bird%20Brains.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:557px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Alexander Elementary School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Bird Brains</em><br></p><p></p><p style="text-align:center;"><i><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030619_RAE_Exploding%20Tacos.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:557px;" /><br></i></p><p style="text-align:center;">Alexander Elementary School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Exploding Tacos Team</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><i><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030619_RJWE_The%20Liberties.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:557px;" /><br></i></p><p style="text-align:center;">Wolman Elementary School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>The Liberties</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><i><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030619_SJH%20BDJH_Royal%20Challengers.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /><br></i></p><p style="text-align:center;">Stockdick Junior High and Beckendorff Junior High</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Royal Challengers</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030619_SLHS_All%20Three%20Teams%20Together.JPG" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:554px;" /><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;">Seven Lakes High School & Katy High School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>24/7 Silly Team, RAD DI ORTON Team and 28 Eyes Team</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030619_WCJH%20KHS_Chicks%20with%20Kicks.JPG" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>WoodCreek Junior High and Katy Junior High<br>Chicks with Kicks Team</em></p></div>
Katy ISD Earns Place on AP District Honor Roll ISD Earns Place on AP District Honor Roll2018-12-20T16:03:17Z<div class="ExternalClass8A14B14871EE4445AAD9456B0A90040B"><p>Katy Independent School District is one of 373 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9<sup>th</sup> Annual AP<sup>®</sup> District Honor Roll<strong> </strong>for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work.<br></p><p>AP final scores are reported on a 5-point scale with 5 being extremely well qualified, 4 is well qualified, 3 is qualified, 2 is possibly qualified and 1 is a no recommendation.<br><span style="text-align:justify;"><br>"From 2017 to 2018, the number of AP exams administered in Katy ISD increased by 20 percent and the number of students participating in AP exams increased by 25 percent," said Alene Lindley, Katy ISD Director of Secondary Curriculum, GT and Advanced Academics.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">"In Katy ISD, 77.4 percent of the 2018 AP exams were scored at a three (3) or better, validating the hard work of both students and teachers," added Lindley.</span><br></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 2018 scoring a three (3) or higher to those in 2016, 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><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Reaches Historical Goal of Enrolling its 80,000th Student!! ISD Reaches Historical Goal of Enrolling its 80,000th Student!!2018-11-09T21:25:28Z<div class="ExternalClass5A748F759DCB42329829082C02EE7D43"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Expecting to end the year with an enrollment of 80,000 students, or fairly close to it, Katy Independent School District has reached this monumental milestone two months prior to the end of 2018.  Davidson Elementary third-grader Christopher Morcos was the lucky student.  He never expected his first week of school to be such an unforgettable experience.  Christopher received a warm welcome by Superintendent Lance Hindt and other district officials.  He was also recognized with several Century of Legacy gifts to celebrate the meaningful occasion.  The celebration comes precisely when Katy ISD is commemorating 100 years of educational excellence. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"We are very excited about the continued growth here in Katy ISD.  It is always great to welcome students and families to the proud traditions and exciting future here in Katy ISD," said Dr. Vonda Washington, assistant superintendent for school leadership and support.  "Gaining our 80,000 student while celebrating a legacy of 100 years dedicated to learning is remarkable," added Washington. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Though Christopher was born in America this will be his first time attending a school in the United States.  Just this week, the Morcos family moved from Egypt to Katy, Texas. For them, finding a good school home for their son was a top priority.  "I did my research and everyone recommended Katy ISD as the best school district," said Peter Morcos, Christopher's father.  "We decided to move into Katy and look for a house in this area so that we are able to go to a Katy ISD school," added Morcos.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">It's been no secret that families are moving west of Houston into what was known as a small suburb.  Communities zoned to the district have been flourishing at outstanding rates making Katy ISD one of the fastest growing school district, not just in Texas, but in the nation.  The quality of education offered in Katy ISD classrooms has attracted families from all parts of the world to what is now being called a destination school district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="" title="Katy ISD Reaches Historical Milestone of Enrolling 80,000 Students!"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/110918_KDE_80000%20Student%20in%20Katy%20ISD.jpg" alt="110918_KDE_80000 Student in Katy ISD.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:393px;" /></a><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="">Photo gallery of 80,000th student celebration for newscasts and publications.</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Collaborates with FBI in Think Before You Post Campaign ISD Collaborates with FBI in Think Before You Post Campaign2018-09-21T14:31:56Z<div class="ExternalClass30B08DA3ECDC4FD78281ACC6C8A067BE"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Hoax threats are not a joke.  This type of action can lead to serious legal consequences, even if there was never an intent to carry out the threat.  Katy Independent School District has joined forces with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Houston Division and various other law enforcement agencies to launch a public awareness campaign entitled #ThinkBeforeYouPost. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Members of the Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff's Office, police chiefs from Houston, Katy, Fort Bend and Aldine Independent School Districts as well as Crime Stoppers of Houston and Clear Channel Outdoor seek to educate the public about the consequences of making hoax threats of violence to schools and other public places.  Every threat is taken seriously and this type of behavior is considered a crime which can lead to a sentence of up to five years in prison, if escalated to a federal crime.  If a federal charge is not warranted, state charges can be considered.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I would like to give a word of commendation to the federal authorities for putting together an effort including law enforcement agencies from area school districts. This is a campaign that creates awareness with young people and also with their parents," said Robert Jinks, Katy ISD Chief of Police.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to authorities, posting false threats through social media platforms or any electronic means, not only requires countless hours of investigation by law enforcement agencies but it also drains school resources and ends up costing taxpayers' money.   In some cases, schools shut down resulting in the loss of instructional time for students and teachers.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Misguided attempts at humor are no laughing matter and can end up ruining a student's future aspirations and career opportunities.  Katy ISD seeks the public's assistance to curb hoax threats among our student population.  Below you will find additional resources to share with family and friends.  Remember hoax threats are not a joke, so <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>think before you post!​</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span><strong style="text-align:left;">Resources:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="">Think Before You Post PSA</a> </li><li><a href="">FBI, This Week: Campaign Addresses Consequences of Hoax Threats</a> </li><li><a href="">Esta Semana en el FBI: Por Medio de una Campaña se Abordan las Consecuencias de las Amenaza</a></li><li>​</li><li></li></ul><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Think%20Before%20You%20Post%20Picture.jpg" alt="Think Before You Post Picture.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:607px;" /><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Think%20Before%20You%20Post%20Picture2.jpg" alt="Think Before You Post Picture2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:589px;" /><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><br></span></div></div>
STAAR-The Student Success Initiative Student Success Initiative 2018-09-20T22:16:05Z<div class="ExternalClass6111D1435A3C4A7085A7376CAEF8DFFD"><p>​<img alt="STAAR Prepare for Success-page 2.JPG" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/STAAR%20Prepare%20for%20Success-page%202.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="STAAR Prepare for Success-page 1.JPG" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/STAAR%20Prepare%20for%20Success-page%201.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></p></div>
Proclamation 2019 – Instructional Materials 2019 – Instructional Materials2018-09-07T20:25:15Z<div class="ExternalClassD72F5B594D5D47E584EA260AD56FD75D"><p>Instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts are included in Proclamation 2019.  Materials will be reviewed and selected this year for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.  The selection process has been designed to include input from administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, parents, community and special programs.  A schedule of meetings and dates are detailed below.  Committees for the Review of Instructional Materials (CRIM) members will be receive calendar invitations for the meetings.</p><p><em>Katy </em><em>I</em><em>SD is loo</em><em>k</em><em>ing for</em><em> </em><em>pare</em><em>n</em><em>t volunte</em><em>e</em><em>rs to serve</em><em> </em><em>on </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>s to r</em><em>e</em><em>v</em><em>i</em><em>e</em><em>w and s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>t new instru</em><em>c</em><em>tional materials</em><em> </em><em>that will be </em><em>i</em><em>mpl</em><em>e</em><em>m</em><em>e</em><em>nted during the</em><em> </em><em>2</em><em>0</em><em>19</em><em>- 2020 s</em><em>c</em><em>hool y</em><em>e</em><em>ar. The subject areas, days and times are indicated in the chart below. 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Dates for review."><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>C</strong><strong>om</strong><strong>m</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>tee</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 1</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 2</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Final Day 3</strong></th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Reading & Word Study (Spelling)</p><p>(K-8 English & K-6 Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 15, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Writing & Handwriting </p><p>(K-5, English and Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 29, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">English Language Arts (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 24, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 30, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">English Learners Language Arts (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Personal Financial Literacy</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 18, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 29, 2019</p><p>8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>El distrito escolar independiente de Katy busca a padres voluntarios para formar parte del comité que seleccionará los materiales educacionales nuevos de lectura, redacción, caligrafía y estudio de palabras (antes conocido como ortografía) para los grados escolares K-8. Estos materiales serán usados durante el año escolar 2019-2020. Si usted quiere ser parte de uno de los comités de selección, complete el formulario en </em><em> </em><a href=""><span lang="ES-MX" style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong></strong></em></span></a><em> y usted será uno de los candidatos considerados para ser parte del comité. Por favor tenga en cuenta que no todos las personas interesadas en formar parte del comité serán seleccionadas.</em></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" summary="Materials will be reviewed and selected this year. Dates for review."><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Comité</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 1</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 2</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Último </strong><strong>Día</strong><strong> 3</strong></th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Lectura y estudio de palabras (ortografía) (K-8 inglés y K-5 espaňol)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 15, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM  – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Escritura y caligrafía (K-5, inglés y español)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 29, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM– 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Artes del lenguaje en inglés (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 24, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 30, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM– 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Artes del lenguaje para estudiantes que aprenden inglés como segundo idioma (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Educación financiera personal</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 18, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 29, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>
Katy ISD Celebrates a Century of Legacy ISD Celebrates a Century of Legacy2018-09-07T15:33:11Z<div class="ExternalClassCCA63BF150714AB8A1EB2D7FCABD2D55"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">An impressive milestone has been reached at Katy Independent School District. This year the District will celebrate a "Century of Legacy".</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Enacted on February 25, 1919, the legislature of the State of Texas established and created Katy ISD out of part of Harris, Waller and Fort Bend Counties.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">During our centennial celebration, Katy ISD invites everyone to view the historical accomplishments through our </span><a href="/sites/100Year/Pages/default.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD Century of Legacy website</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, which details landmark accomplishments, the stories of affluential leaders and images that have survived the test of time.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">   </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Throughout the school year, Katy ISD will celebrate a century of dedication and commitment to our students, staff and community with campus celebrations and learning opportunities for our students, the future legacies of Katy ISD.   It is also a perfect opportunity for the District to partner up with those who can contribute additional information on the past achievements of one of the fastest growing school districts in the nation.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the past several months, dozens of Katy ISD employees along with namesakes and community members shifted through yesteryears and identified key events and timelines, all of which can now be found in a centralized location.  The goal is to make known a legacy filled with growth, tradition, culture and meaning.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD looks forward to celebrating this centennial, as well as commence on its next century of providing educational excellence.  </p></div>
Katy ISD Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Years 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 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>
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>
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>
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>
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>

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