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Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinctionhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=913Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinction2018-05-24T19:33:17Z<div class="ExternalClassA622B8E8FDCD466FAA46E2628605D116"><p>Out of its 67 campuses, Katy Independent School District is proud to announce that this year, 21 were named a <em>Texas Honor Roll School</em> by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE). <br></p><p><br>"What a great way to end the school year by receiving this prestigious recognition.  This distinction speaks volumes of the great things happening in our schools. It takes a village to educate a child and our superstar staff and students should be proud of the work they have accomplished," said Christine Caskey, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer.<br> <br>The 2017-18 Texas Honor Roll includes:</p><ul><li>Alexander Elementary</li><li>Davidson Elementary</li><li>Griffin Elementary</li><li>Holland Elementary</li><li>Jenks Elementary</li><li>Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>McRoberts Elementary</li><li>Pattison Elementary</li><li>Shafer Elementary</li><li>Williams Elementary</li><li>Wilson Elementary</li><li>WoodCreek Elementary</li><li>Beck Junior High</li><li>Beckendorff Junior High</li><li>Cinco Ranch Junior High</li><li>McMeans Junior High</li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High</li><li>Tays Junior High</li><li>WoodCreek Junior High</li><li>Cinco Ranch High School</li><li>Seven Lakes High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">After an extensive analysis of student data, these Katy ISD schools were clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond.  The 2017-18 Texas Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle and high schools that consistently demonstrate high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in student outcomes over time and a closing of the achievement gaps.  For high schools, Texas Honor Roll recognition includes college readiness.  This year, the program recognized 729 higher performing schools across the state.  These schools become an accepted example to other school districts seeking to learn and replicate the best practices employed at these campuses.</p><p>The Katy ISD schools will be provided with a banner to display at their campus.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2018-Honor-Roll-Logo-district.jpg" alt="2018-Honor-Roll-Logo-district.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:266px;" /><br></p></div>
Parent Directions to Access 2018 STAAR Testing Results http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=235Parent Directions to Access 2018 STAAR Testing Results 2018-05-22T14:00:22Z<div class="ExternalClassCE5AB28B3D924F56812963C7F161C2E2"><p>​Posted below is the link that contains the directions how to access your student's 2018 STAAR testing results. </p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Parent%20Directions%20to%20Access%202018%20STAAR%20Testing%20Results.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Parent Directions to Access 2018 STAAR Testing Results.pdf</a></p></div>
Pre AP and Pre AP/GT Summer Reading Informationhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=234Pre AP and Pre AP/GT Summer Reading Information2018-05-16T20:17:31Z<div class="ExternalClass961E210A2C574FEEB7EC0BEC4B34275B"><p>​Posted below are the links that contain information for each grade level. If you have any questions, please contact your student's English and/or reading teacher. </p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HKH6z2BCNOM2WDjP7eUIvJDkMGf4mtrJ/view">6th Grade-2018-2019</a></p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V5M_9hcxnWbGHRyA4OKjEGllXqxeua-S/view">7th Grade-2018-2019</a></p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/10oKDARDEcpa4Hg8gLh04zxiPS0t6xvr6/view">8th Grade-2018-2019</a></p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ICihNxANkM97M06Akk5QBMY4Sz_xi-1d/view">THS 9th Grade-2018-2019</a></p></div>
Katy ISD School Recognized as a 2018 National School to Watchhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=902Katy ISD School Recognized as a 2018 National School to Watch2018-05-14T16:22:26Z<div class="ExternalClass00ACBD2894FB4B5B985DBEDCFBE6746A"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">During a celebration ceremony, Katy Independent School District McMeans Junior High (MMJH) students proudly held up a new banner that will soon be displayed at their school, recognizing them as a </span><em style="text-align:justify;">National School to Watch</em><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">This is not the first time MMJH has received this prestigious recognition by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, in 2015 the school received the award as well.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Schools who receive this honor are high-performing campuses that have a clear focus on academic growth and achievement.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Every student at McMeans Junior High matters!  We take our role as educators very seriously because we are instrumental in creating the future legacies of this world," said Dr. Susan Rice, principal at McMeans Junior High.  "We are proud that other schools and school districts are watching our example and we're excited to continue our legacy of excellence," added Rice.</p><p>With the upbeat tunes and harmonious songs of MMJH orchestra, band and choirs, the campus staff celebrated this milestone accomplishment after meeting rigorous criteria.  Part of the process of re-designation included national forum representatives visiting the campus to conduct interviews with students, teachers, staff and PTA members to ensure MMJH was meeting student academic requirements as well as their social/emotional needs.  </p><p>​Campus administrators and teachers will be traveling to Arlington, VA in June for the national recognition.  <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1820315637988517.1073742108.113148448705253&type=1&l=8020555be4">Click here</a> to view picture of <em>School to Watch</em> celebration.  </p><p>​​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/For%20Latest%20News%20Post.jpg" alt="For Latest News Post.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p>​<span style="color:#1d2129;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Madison Carr (NJHS President), Kevin Jimenez (NJHS Officer), Vyshnavi Viju (Student Council Officer) and Zach Darby (Student Council Officer) display new designation banner.</span><br></p></div>
2018 Katy ISD Board Election Resultshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=9012018 Katy ISD Board Election Results2018-05-06T02:36:14Z<div class="ExternalClassC5CF6D94358F4A45A7B30EA7EDE48108"><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>KATY [May 5, 2018]</strong> – Katy ISD voters elected candidates Susan Gesoff for Position 6 and Dawn Champagne for Position 7 to serve on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees today.  Trustees Bryan Michalsky (Position 6) and Charles Griffin (Position 7) decided not to run again.  Katy ISD trustees are the governing body of the school district and are the main advising group that oversees and shapes policies.  Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The unofficial results are:</p><ul><li>Susan Gesoff:  Position 6  -Total votes: 3,324</li></ul><ul><li>Scott Martin:  Position 6 - Total votes: 2,182</li></ul><p><br></p><ul><li><p>Dawn Champagne:  Position 7 - Total votes: 3,025</p></li><li><p>Don Massey: Position 7 - Total votes: 2,629</p></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">View for the <a href="/dept/sb/Pages/Board-Election.aspx">complete list of election results</a>.</p></div>
Katy ISD Breaks Ground on New Junior High and High Schoolhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=900Katy ISD Breaks Ground on New Junior High and High School2018-05-02T22:10:00Z<div class="ExternalClass804C03D39B9242F595228ECE717FFE9E"><p>​As community development continues around the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision, today the magnified sounds of the Seven Lakes High School (SLHS) Spartan Drumline could be heard for blocks as the groundbreaking ceremony of Junior High #16 and High School #9 took place.  Both schools will alleviate the thriving southwest quadrant of the district and provide relief to existing campuses that currently house students in the surrounding boundaries. </p><p>"Within the walls of these schools, future leaders will be taught, memories will be made and educational opportunities will prepare and inspire," said Superintendent Lance Hindt.  "The construction of these campuses will be a new opportunity for this neighborhood and our community at large, to invest in our students as they create their future," added Hindt.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The buildings will be constructed as part of the 2017 voter-approved bond program.  These educational facilities will not only be state-of-the-art buildings with collaborative spacing and leading edge technology, but they will be equipped with quality educators which make Katy ISD one of the best schools in the country. The construction of both facilities is another example of Katy ISD's promise to the community to provide unparalleled learning experiences to all students.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Also participating in the ceremonial turning of dirt was the general contractors Drymalla and Satterfield & Pontikes as well as PBK Architects, Inc.  </p><p>​Missed the event?  <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1810353372318077.1073742102.113148448705253&type=1&l=41ec9c6726">Click here</a> for pictures of the groundbreaking ceremony.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/JH16%20and%20HS9.jpg" alt="JH16 and HS9.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces New Start Times for 2018-19 School Yearhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=894Katy ISD Announces New Start Times for 2018-19 School Year2018-04-24T20:51:21Z<div class="ExternalClass0A6D99E2154948078100D2728A73FB62"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Beginning this fall, Katy Independent School District will transition to a </span><span style="text-align:justify;text-decoration-line:underline;">multi-</span><span style="text-align:justify;">bell schedule which will support the new district transportation model.  Last night, the Katy ISD </span><span style="text-align:justify;text-decoration-line:underline;">Board of Trustees</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> announced the elementary schools that will fall under Group 1 and 2.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2018-19 <span style="text-decoration:underline;">multi-</span>bell schedule will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  These changes will alleviate the challenges the district is facing with bus driver recruitment as well as safety concerns with congested traffic in areas within Katy.  Elementary campuses will be divided in two groups.  To verify what group your child's campus falls under, <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/Transportation_QandA.pdf">click here</a>.</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Grade Level</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>AM Start Time</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>PM Dismissal Time</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7:25 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2:35 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:00 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:20 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:20 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:40 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Junior High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:45 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:55 p.m.</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Parents who have questions about the new transportation multi-bell schedule can visit:  <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/Transportation_QandA.pdf">Katy ISD Transportation Questions and Answers</a>. </p></div>
2018 KISD Summer Sports Recreation Informationhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=2312018 KISD Summer Sports Recreation Information2018-04-09T14:43:43Z<div class="ExternalClass1CE60094C8C34244B06BC6F64CE98801"><p>​Posted below is the link to learn more about the various summer sports camps, leagues, and lessons offered in our school district: </p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2018%20KATY%20ISD%20SUMMER%20RECREATION%20COMMUNITY%20FLYER.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2018 KATY ISD SUMMER RECREATION COMMUNITY FLYER.pdf</a></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Kickoff of Bond 2017 Constructionhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=879Katy ISD Announces Kickoff of Bond 2017 Construction2018-03-21T19:45:24Z<div class="ExternalClassA1FA07EFA31C43AF913D6B2F06357C33"><p>Residents voted for it. Now it's time to build it!!  </p><p>Katy Independent School District is kicking off the construction of its 2017 bond projects. The community is now invited to witness the process every step of the way through its newly designed, <a href="/sites/bonds/Pages/default.aspx"><em>Build the Legacy</em></a><em> </em>website. In it the public can obtain project information, see designs, track the status of construction and witness the progress of various projects as they advance.    <br></p><p>"I'm excited to see each project come to fruition for our students and staff at Katy ISD," said Lance Hindt, Superintendent of Katy ISD. "The future is being built right before our eyes and we couldn't have done it without our community."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The voter-approved $609.2 MM bond includes six new schools (one high school, two junior highs and three elementary schools). Additionally, it also covered a comprehensive renovation to Fielder Elementary School and some much-needed improvements to 61 of our campuses.  Ninety-one (91%) of the bond is for school facilities and 9% is for technology and infrastructure such as buses, portables and storage tank replacements.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">A Community Bond Advisory Committee, which consisted of parents, students, community leaders, representatives of faith-based organizations and business owners dedicated several months to analyzing a facilities plan for the district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is considered the second fastest growing school district in Texas and was recently recognized by Niche, a ranking and review organization for K-12 schools, as the best school district in the Houston Metro Area.</p><p>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Annual Brick Unveilinghttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=877Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Annual Brick Unveiling2018-03-09T22:14:51Z<div class="ExternalClass6697999891E7435B8DD1A8193A6B1127"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">As visitors walk along the main pathway at Katy Heritage Park, they will notice the names of several Katy Independent School District teachers etched, not just onto bricks, but into Katy ISD's legacy.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">A total of 63 bricks were dedicated to the 2016-2017 Campus Teachers of the Year who have devoted countless hours towards the education of their students.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Behind every successful student there is an encouraging teacher who has been a guiding force for future leaders. These Katy ISD teachers never set out to be recognized but their commitment has made a difference in the lives of many students.  These bricks will leave a lasting legacy of their remarkable commitment to uphold the district's vision of education.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Being a teacher in Katy ISD gives our educator a life of true meaning and purpose.  The district has some of the best teachers in the country. Because they see potential in students, many leaders in various professions carry on the district's vision to "<em>Be the Legacy</em>".</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD thanks Venus Construction, Rover Oaks and the Katy Heritage Society for providing a space for the brick laying.  During the ceremony, the Taylor High School Chamber Choir provided entertainment with several singing performances.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1754077981278950.1073742095.113148448705253&type=1&l=8c301612bd">Pictures of the Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</a> </p></div>
Katy ISD Approves New 2018-19 Transportation Modelhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=875Katy ISD Approves New 2018-19 Transportation Model2018-03-02T22:10:56Z<div class="ExternalClassD8A563DACAED4A2BB49C7D95C6DBC82A"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">After receiving input from the Katy Independent School District community, through Y</span><em style="text-align:justify;">our District, Your Voice</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> initiative, the Board of Trustees approved to change the 2018-19 transportation model.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Beginning this fall, Katy ISD will transition to a multi-bell schedule.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2018-19 transportation model will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  Elementary campuses will be divided in two groups.</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Grade Level</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>AM Start Time</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>PM Dismissal Time</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7:25 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2:35 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:00 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:20 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:20 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:40 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Junior High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:45 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:55 p.m.</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Currently, the Katy ISD Transportation Department is in the process of establishing routes and pairing elementary schools to determine which campuses will be included in Elementary Group 1 and Elementary Group 2.  Information on the start and end times for these campuses will be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval. The information will be announced at a later date.</p><p>Parents who have questions about the new transportation multi-bell schedule can visit:  <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/020118_Transp%20Q%20and%20A.pdf">Katy ISD Transportation Questions and Answers</a>. </p></div>
2018-19 Transportation Model and Bell Schedulehttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=8722018-19 Transportation Model and Bell Schedule2018-03-01T19:53:29Z<div class="ExternalClass8BFE2709889D48469FB360D596750D30"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Your%20District%20Your%20Voice%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="Your District Your Voice - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>March 1, 2018</p><p>Dear Katy ISD Parents/Guardians, Community and Staff,</p><p>After careful consideration and review of feedback from 20,000 parents and community members, the Board of Trustees approved a change to the 2018-19 Katy ISD transportation model at the February 26 Regular Board Meeting.</p><p>Beginning this fall, Katy ISD campuses will transition to a multi-bell schedule.  However, criteria for transportation eligibility will remain the same.   Elementary students residing outside of a ½-mile radius of their school and secondary students outside of a 1-mile radius, will continue to be eligible for transportation services. </p><p>The 2018-19 transportation model will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  Elementary campuses will be divided in two groups.  Elementary Group 1 will begin school at 8:00 a.m. and dismiss at 3:20 p.m., and Elementary Group 2 will begin at 8:20 a.m. and dismiss at 3:40 p.m.  All junior high campuses will begin at 8:45 a.m. and dismiss at 3:55 p.m.  High school start and dismissal times (7:25 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.) will remain unchanged. </p><p>Katy ISD's Transportation Department is in the process of establishing routes and pairing elementary schools to determine which campuses will be included in Elementary Group 1 and Elementary Group 2.  Information on the start and end times for each elementary campus will be presented to the Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting on April 23, 2018.  In the meantime, please take a moment to review our <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/020118_Transp%20Q%20and%20A.pdf">Transportation Questions and Answers.</a> This Q & A will be updated as additional questions are brought to our attention.</p><p>We greatly appreciate the guidance of our parents and community as the 2018-19 model was developed over these past few months.  This model will allow the District to provide the same level of service to families in 2018-19 while enabling us to utilize our drivers more efficiently, as well as address safety concerns in areas of the District that are becoming increasingly congested.</p><p>Thank you for your continuous support and feedback.</p><p>Katy ISD</p></div>
Katy ISD Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Yearshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=869Katy ISD Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Years2018-02-28T15:07:42Z<div class="ExternalClassF7F5F6CCC16B427FB371474B760C525A"><p>As part of the Katy Independent School District, "<em>Your District, Your Voice</em>" initiative, the community has provided its input for the upcoming yearly instructional calendar.  The Katy ISD Board of Trustees has approved the following option for the 2018-2019 academic year: </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Option #1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p>School Begins:  Wednesday, August 15</p><p>School Ends:  Thursday, May 23</p><p>Instructional Calendar Days:  177</p><p>Full week off for Thanksgiving</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>"The District is required to have a minimum of 75,600 minutes of instruction per school year," says Bonnie Holland, associate superintendent for administration, governance and legal affairs.  "With the options approved, Katy ISD has enough calendar minutes to cover two bad weather days," added Holland.</p><p>K-12 <em>Insight</em>, the external research firm conducting the survey, found that, out of the 22,169 participants, 65% favored option #1.   The Board also approved an instructional calendar for 2019-2020 school year.  This calendar mirrors the preferred components of the 2018-19 calendar.​​​​</p></div>
2016-17 Federal Report Card Distribution Requirements http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=229 2016-17 Federal Report Card Distribution Requirements 2018-02-09T20:29:35Z<div class="ExternalClassDD08802540AE43BD8F1E9C4C2BAB9B5C"><p>​Katy ISD is sharing information about the State, district, and your child's campus as part of our obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). An information letter, along with a copy of the 2016-17 Federal Report Cards for the State, district, and our campus are available for your review in the front office or our school, or online at www.katyisd.org or at https://rptsvrl.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2017/srch.html</p></div>
Katy ISD Ranks as the Top School District in the Greater Houston Areahttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=859Katy 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="https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/m/houston-metro-area/">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="https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/m/houston-metro-area/">website​</a>.<br></p></div>
Curriculum Night Notes for Incoming 6th Graders http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=227Curriculum 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>
Katy ISD Community Education Registration Now Openhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=853Katy 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 http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=226Mustang 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>
2016-2017 School Report Card Distribution http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=2222016-2017 School Report Card Distribution 2018-01-04T20:06:11Z<div class="ExternalClass7D7BE027D6B34FDF9613771AC5B7A928"><p>​<font size="3">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2016-17 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2017/campus.srch.html. </font></p><font size="3"> </font></div>
MMJH Named One of the Top Junior High Schools in the Houston Area! http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=215MMJH Named One of the Top Junior High Schools in the Houston Area! 2017-11-03T14:35:58Z<div class="ExternalClassE5C2A642177F417B81660674F00AB200"><p>​McMeans was once again recognized by Niche.com for having one of the top junior high schools in the Houston area! </p><p><a href="https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-public-middle-schools/m/houston-metro-area/">https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-public-middle-schools/m/houston-metro-area/</a></p><p>The 2018 Best Public Middle Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, middle school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district. </p><p>Congratulations to our students and staff on this accomplishment! </p><p> </p></div>
Canvas Parent Observer http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=213Canvas Parent Observer 2017-10-27T20:21:48Z<div class="ExternalClass21CED8DF3DB244909423997A4B1B1399"><p></p><p>Click on this link to view the Canvas Parent Observer Guide: <a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Canvas%20Parent%20Observer%20Guide.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Canvas Parent Observer Guide.pdf</a></p><p><img alt="Canvas Parent Observer.JPG" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Canvas%20Parent%20Observer.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /> </p></div>
Medical Resources http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=208Medical Resources 2017-09-18T20:29:55Z<div class="ExternalClassB75EBD5AFBE44E2FA4F93C2BBE172A21"><p>​<font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">If there is a need for medical resources such as vision care, medical supplies, or medications, please contact the campus nurse, Ms. Petra Look, for assistance.</font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
Canvas Pages http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=206Canvas Pages 2017-08-23T19:54:54Z<div class="ExternalClassCE0D19AEA55548DDAC77402E6216C3F1"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Dear Parents,</span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" style="font-size:11pt;"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Two-Way Communication is very important to us at McMeans Junior High. Each teacher wants to ensure you are fully informed in reference to the assignments, test dates, and important events for all classes. Teachers will ensure Canvas Pages are updated <strong><span style="background:yellow;">for the six weeks by Friday, August 25<sup>th</sup></span><sup>,  </sup></strong>pm.  Teacher Pages will include the following information: </span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;"></span> </p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Class Information</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Welcome</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Teacher Profile</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Teacher Contact Information</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Tutoring Schedule and Conference Time</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">General Classroom Information & Expectations</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Homework & Class Assignments</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Classroom Handouts/Assignments as Attachments </span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;"></span><br> </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
Child Find http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=191Child Find 2017-02-07T14:40:55Z<div class="ExternalClass28AC9FC140594842AE7D9AAD48378153"><p>​Katy ISD is responsible for identifying and evaluating students who within the intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 need special services or programs in order that such students may receive the required free appropriate education. </p><p>A student who may need specialized instruction or programs within the intent of Section 504 is one who:</p><ul><li><p>Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of life’s major activities; or</p></li><li><p>Has a record of such impairment; or</p></li><li><p>Is regarded as having such impairment.</p></li></ul><p>Students may be eligible under the provisions of Section 504 even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Parents who believe that they have a child who may qualify for special services or programs under Section 504 should contact the Campus 504 Coordinator at the home campus. In addition, parents who believe that they have a child who may qualify for special education services or programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) should contact the home campus office (MMJH's main phone number is 281-237-8000) for more information.</p></div>
MMJH Remains a Top-Rated School! http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=176MMJH 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 http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=174Pre 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="https://goo.gl/forms/mDiOtl2krC73lnyu2"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://goo.gl/forms/mDiOtl2krC73lnyu2</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 http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=157Student 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 Yearhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1562015-2016 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 http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=122Student 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   ​​​http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=115Katy 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="http://katyisd.instructure.com/"><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">http://katyisd.instructure.com </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="http://tinyurl.com/KatyHAC"><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">tinyurl.com/KatyHAC</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>

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