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KISD Digital Citizenship Week http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=261KISD Digital Citizenship Week 2019-01-25T15:26:50Z<div class="ExternalClassF1500096DCAC499F9B49951F1D099A79"><p>​<img src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/KISD%20Digital%20Citizenship%20Week.JPG" alt="KISD Digital Citizenship Week.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
2019 Lady Bobcat Track and Fieldhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=2602019 Lady Bobcat Track and Field2019-01-24T17:52:30Z<div class="ExternalClassBA1971CD556649C2B8EB7579F42F5471"><p style="text-align:center;">2019 Lady Bobcat Track and Field<br></p><p>Athletes interested in participating in Track & Field must have:</p><ol><li>Current UIL physical dated <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>AFTER</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> May 1, 2018</span> and <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>stamped</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> by the doctor's office</span></li><li>Online Participation Forms filled out on the Katy ISD athletic website<br></li></ol><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Important Dates:</span></p><ul><li>2/8 – All physical and online athletic paperwork must be completed and on file in the coaches' office.</li><li>2/11-15 – First week of track practice; must be able to attend ALL practices this week</li><li>2/12 – Parent Meeting</li><li>2/21 – First Track Meet<br></li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Contact Information</span></p><p>If you have any questions about Lady Bobcat Track & Field, please contact Coach Stowers: <a href="mailto:brookelstowers@katyisd.org">brookelstowers@katyisd.org</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Mustang Round Up http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=259Mustang Round Up 2019-01-17T18:03:18Z<div class="ExternalClass36B2B32CA42E479FB367B28890532BF9"><p>​<img src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Mustang%20Round%20Up%202019.JPG" alt="Mustang Round Up 2019.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Names New Superintendent of Schoolshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1000Katy ISD Names New Superintendent of Schools2019-01-15T04:27:14Z<div class="ExternalClass8DBFBD071CF2430A803710635295A9E1"><p>Katy ISD Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to name Ken Gregorski as the new superintendent of schools.<br></p><p>Gregorski is a veteran educator with 26 years of experience in public education. Having served as a teacher, associate principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent in school districts of different sizes and varying needs, he has demonstrated the ability to lead with determination, vision, and a deep understanding of a community's priorities. He is also the father of two secondary students currently enrolled in Katy ISD schools. </p><p>"It is my mission to provide leadership and direction for Katy ISD to ensure our educational system is based upon the needs of our students, standards of excellence and equity, and on community goals," said new Superintendent of Schools Ken Gregorski.</p><p>During his tenure as deputy superintendent, Gregorski played an integral role in laying the groundwork for the current model of student learning in Katy ISD through his supervision of the School Leadership and Support Department, Human Resources, and the Athletics Department. As superintendent of schools, it is expected that Gregorski will maintain Katy ISD's current direction, sustain its continuity of leadership, and guide the District toward fulfilling the goals of its five-year strategic plan.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Gregorski,%20Kenneth-%20017%204x5.jpg" alt="Gregorski, Kenneth- 017 4x5.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:444px;" /><br></p></div>
High School Course Selection for 8th Graders http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=258High School Course Selection for 8th Graders 2019-01-11T18:11:32Z<div class="ExternalClass5438DD5CD3854ED1961A5B97C52B2966"><ul><li> Taylor High School Counselors will visit with students during advisory (2:20-3:05 pm) on January 24 in the MMJH cafeteria. <br></li></ul><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><br></span></div><ul><li> 8<sup>th</sup> Grade Parent Night at the Taylor H.S. PAC  on January 29 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.</li></ul><br></div>
6th & 7th Elective Night http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=2576th & 7th Elective Night 2019-01-11T18:09:47Z<div class="ExternalClass50D2355169B94CC2A222978936661E2D"><p style="text-align:center;">​Save the date!</p><p> Elective Night</p><p>Tuesday, January 22, 2019<br></p><p>McMeans Junior High Boys Gym</p><p>5:00-6:00 p.m.<br></p><p>All 6<sup>th</sup> and 7<sup>th</sup> grade MMJH parents and students are invited to join us at MMJH for our Elective Night. </p><p>We will showcase our Fine Arts, Athletics, and Elective departments.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Earns Place on AP District Honor Rollhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=993Katy 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="https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/awards/district-honor-roll">College Board website.</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Middle and High Schools Acclaimed as Some of the Besthttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=987Katy ISD Middle and High Schools Acclaimed as Some of the Best2018-12-07T17:22:19Z<div class="ExternalClassC2E253A830FA42D9BAD07B30D83E7575"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District excels once again!! Several of the district's junior high and high schools were recognized as part of the Niche Top 25 Public Middle and High Schools for the Houston Metropolitan area.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Niche, an educational data analysis site, compiles data from the Department of Education as well as from student and teacher surveys to determine the list of top schools.  Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school rating and the overall quality of the school district. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Every year we are proud to see that a number of our campuses make the Niche Top List of Schools," said Chief Academic Officer Dr. Christine Caskey.  "The dedication and passion that goes into educating our students is a reflection of our tradition of educational excellence," added Caskey.</p><p>The following Katy ISD schools made the list:<span style="text-align:center;"> </span></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Ranking</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Junior High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Seven Lakes Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Beck Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#3</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Beckendorff Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#4</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">WoodCreek Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#9</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">McMeans Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#11</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Memorial Parkway Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#14</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Cinco Ranch Junior High</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ranking</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Seven Lakes High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#4</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Cinco Ranch High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#6</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tompkins High School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">#23</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Taylor High School</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>Katy ISD has a total of 15 junior highs and 8 comprehensive high schools with an overall district enrollment of 80,000 students.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveilinghttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=986Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling2018-12-07T15:12:58Z<div class="ExternalClass20147BB4871C42559DFF12F2CAA485B5"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">When walking down the brick sidewalk located at Katy Heritage Park, there's a piece of Katy Independent School District history you simply can't miss.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Hundreds of bricks at the park are dedicated to the past and present Katy ISD teachers who have devoted countless hours toward the education of their students.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">On Wednesday, December 5, Katy ISD along with Venus Construction and Country Park Portraits, unveiled a new set of bricks honoring the 67 Campus Teachers of the Year, for the 2017-2018 school year.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"We could not be the school district we are today without quality teachers in every classroom," said Acting Superintendent Ken Gregorski.  "Our teachers put smiles on our students every day and these bricks are only a small token of appreciation for everything they do," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD has some of the best teachers in the country and with these commemorative bricks their legacy will be etched in the history of the District and the community. <br></p><p>Katy ISD thanks Venus Construction, Country Park Portraits and Katy Heritage Society for their sponsorship.  During the ceremony, the Katy High School Choir provided entertainment with several performances.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/69to7lsyb2q0bd0/AACW0x7G3f6_SSnA6YYLzhA0a?dl=0">Photo Gallery of the Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</a> </p><p><img alt="120518_TOY Brick Unveiling (67).JPG" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/120518_TOY%20Brick%20Unveiling%20(67).JPG" style="margin:5px;width:611px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Student Support Annex Named after Jeanne Colemanhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=978Student Support Annex Named after Jeanne Coleman2018-11-15T21:36:12Z<div class="ExternalClass397D9F9DF93B47F2A738A74FE84B9D31"><p><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees approved to name the Student Support Annex the "Jeanne Coleman Student Support Annex."</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The annex, recently known as "Creech University", served as the temporary campus for displaced Creech Elementary students and staff following Hurricane Harvey.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The facility, which is now property of Katy ISD, will house the District's Early Childhood Testing, Work-Based Learning Program, Speech Therapy Testing, Vision Impaired and Braille staff, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and other special education related services.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jeanne Coleman is well known in the Katy ISD Family for her passion and leadership skills.  She began her educational career as a speech-language pathologist and worked for 13 years in two different school districts. Coleman was hired by Katy ISD in 1998 where she worked as a speech-language pathologist at Nottingham Country Elementary (NCE). A year later, Coleman was promoted as an instructional officer.  Her role soon expanded to include the provision of speech therapy services for secondary students at the Opportunity Awareness Center and the Behavior Transition Program.  She also coordinated district-wide speech therapy, adapted physical education and related services for occupational therapy, physical therapy, music and art therapy.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">She worked tirelessly on establishing eligibility guidelines for the district, overseeing assessment teams and establishing service program guidelines, all while maintaining federal, state and local guidelines.  While in this role, her responsibilities continued to grow in size.  Coleman became responsible for the supervision and administrative responsibilities for roughly 120 direct hires and contract speech-language pathologists.  She also took on the instructional services for the visually impaired population throughout the district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Coleman's passion continues today for children with special needs as she advocates on their behalf to help them achieve their goals.  Coleman retired in 2016 with 31 years of dedication and service to students and parents.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Jeanne%20Coleman%20headshot.jpg" alt="Jeanne Coleman headshot.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:419px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Reaches Historical Goal of Enrolling its 80,000th Student!!http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=975Katy 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="https://youtu.be/hy4wlNcTpIg" 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="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ugakv368u3txdq2/AAD8v6dOSjy4DCep3cH0TjJ4a?dl=0">Photo gallery of 80,000th student celebration for newscasts and publications.</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD State of the District Presented to the Communityhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=969Katy ISD State of the District Presented to the Community2018-11-01T13:48:54Z<div class="ExternalClass4033FAFC70404CEEA7707BA19666C838"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">If a snapshot of Katy Independent School District was taken today, what would it look like?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">As Katy ISD celebrates 100 years of providing unparalleled learning experiences, on October 26, Superintendent Lance Hindt spoke to the Katy ISD community and its staff regarding how far the District has come.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">   </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is proud to announce that not only this year, but in the past 100 years there have been several memories, milestones and accomplishments that speak volumes of one the fastest growing school districts in the nation.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Katy ISD staff, principals, department heads, teachers, along with the thousands of other employees will continue to do everything in their power to provide the best education and access to unique learning opportunities today, and for generations to come," said Superintendent of Schools Lance Hindt.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">One of the hardest hitting obstacles Katy ISD faced in the past year was brought on by Mother Nature.  Hurricane Harvey affected 16 campuses, including Creech Elementary, which was completely destroyed.  Employees at the Education Support Complex were also displaced for several months.  Despite the challenge, the District grew stronger and more united after this storm allowing for the passing of a Bond and continued implementation of several strategic design goals.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Strategic design discussion and input led to the creation of eight goals based on seven overarching beliefs, a learner profile and learner outcomes," said Ken Gregorski, Deputy Superintendent of Katy ISD.  "We are now in the second year of our five-year plan," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is one of 447 districts nationwide and in Canada recognized on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll for increasing access to AP coursework while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning a passing grade.  Our students also excelled in the annual Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo with nearly 465 projects, which totaled more than half a million dollars in sales.  Additionally, the District earned an "A" letter grade in the TEA's new accountability rating. Katy ISD was the largest school district, with close to 80,000 students to receive this grade.  Just recently Niche, an educational data analysis site, also announced their "Top 10 Public Elementary Schools in the Houston Area" and Katy ISD took all 10 spots, plus an additional six.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Providing exceptional instruction and learning, as well as a safe and secure environment, is a process that involves great teachers, parents, school staff, administrators, mentors, volunteers, businesses, parent support groups, along with local and state governments," said Board of Trustees President Courtney Doyle.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f8dixb0tfkx3op7/AAA_B7B_DB9EUauao-sXZwlaa?dl=0">Photo Gallery of State of the District Event</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Collaborates with FBI in Think Before You Post Campaignhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=949Katy 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="https://www.fbi.gov/video-repository/think-before-you-post-psa.mp4/view">Think Before You Post PSA</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/ftw-podcast-hoax-threats-campaign-052318.mp3/view">FBI, This Week: Campaign Addresses Consequences of Hoax Threats</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/ftw-podcast-espanol-hoax-threats-campaign-053118.mp3/view">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 http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=251STAAR-The 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>
Watch Dogs Program http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=250Watch Dogs Program 2018-09-18T21:23:43Z<div class="ExternalClass929D7F92496C40FC9A294A3FABFD1224"><p>​Dear Dads, </p><p>We are excited for you to participate in the daily work of our students at Garland McMeans Junior High. We are in our 2<sup>nd</sup> year of the Watch Dogs Program and encourage you to get involved and sign-up to serve at McMeans. </p><p>Here is how you get involved:</p><p>1. Sign Up on the Link Noted Below:</p><p><a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aacaa2aa4f58-201820192"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aacaa2aa4f58-201820192</span></a></p><p>2. Select (3) of your Student's classes to visit through-out the day. Parents are encouraged to talk with their students about visits to the classrooms. We believe that parents visiting the classroom is an integral part of the day, so they can have the opportunity to observe the daily learning experiences.</p><p>3. Be ready for a Brief Orientation when you arrive to school on Friday Mornings. Dads, please arrive by 8:10 for Car Rider Duty; please remember to bring your ID.</p><p>4. Review Campus Welcome from Principal, Steve Guzzetta, Lead Watch Dog/Dad Juan Zapata, and Assistant Principal, Ranesia Davenport Edwards.</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THBn-0JpqJQ"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THBn-0JpqJQ</span></a></p><p>5. Review Detailed Campus Agreement to adhere to MMJH and Watch Dogs Guidelines before arriving to School.</p><p><img alt="Watch Dogs Daily Orientation.jpg" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Watch%20Dogs%20Daily%20Orientation.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br> </p></div>
Proclamation 2019 – Instructional Materialshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=944Proclamation 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. If </em><em>y</em><em>ou</em><em> </em><em>wo</em><em>u</em><em>ld like</em><em> </em><em>to be a part of one</em><em> </em><em>of the</em><em> </em><em>re</em><em>v</em><em>iew </em><em>c</em><em>o</em><em>m</em><em>m</em><em>i</em><em>tt</em><em>ee</em><em>s, </em><em>c</em><em>ompl</em><em>e</em><em>te the</em><em> </em><em>int</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>e</em><em>st fo</em><em>r</em><em>m at </em><a href="https://tinyurl.com/Proclamation-2019"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong>https://tinyurl.com/Proclamation-2019</strong></em></span></a><em> </em><em>to be</em><em> c</em><em>onsid</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>e</em><em>d for participation on the s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>tion </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>.</em><em> </em><em>K</em><em>ee</em><em>p in</em><em> </em><em>mind that not all volunt</em><em>e</em><em>e</em><em>rs may be</em><em> </em><em>s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>ted to </em><em>s</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>v</em><em>e</em><em> </em><em>on a</em><em> </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>.</em></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>C</strong><strong>om</strong><strong>m</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>tee</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Final Day 3</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Reading & Word Study (Spelling)</p><p>(K-8 English & K-6 Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-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-rteTable-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-rteTable-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><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Writing & Handwriting </p><p>(K-5, English and Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-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-rteTable-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-rteTable-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><td class="ms-rteTable-default">English Language Arts (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-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-rteTable-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-rteTable-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><td class="ms-rteTable-default">English Learners Language Arts (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Personal Financial Literacy</td><td class="ms-rteTable-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-rteTable-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-rteTable-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="https://tinyurl.com/Comit-de-revisi-n"><span lang="ES-MX" style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong>https://tinyurl.com/Comit-de-revisi-n</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"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Comité</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Último </strong><strong>Día</strong><strong> 3</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lectura y estudio de palabras (ortografía) (K-8 inglés y K-5 espaňol)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-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-rteTable-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-rteTable-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><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Escritura y caligrafía (K-5, inglés y español)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-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-rteTable-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-rteTable-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><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Artes del lenguaje en inglés (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-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-rteTable-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-rteTable-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><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Artes del lenguaje para estudiantes que aprenden inglés como segundo idioma (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Educación financiera personal</td><td class="ms-rteTable-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-rteTable-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-rteTable-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 Legacyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=943Katy 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>
Daily Instructional Tutoring http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=244Daily Instructional Tutoring 2018-08-17T21:53:01Z<div class="ExternalClass23298015FAA54E6CABF8DAFCF09E3D33"><p>​<img alt="Daily Instructional Tutoring.jpg" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Daily%20Instructional%20Tutoring.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p></div>
MMJH First Days of School Newshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=241MMJH First Days of School News2018-08-13T21:11:51Z<div class="ExternalClass113BB6D5CAEB4D36A5BA3C2B40F6FE02"><p>​<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Dear Parents, Students, and Staff,</font></font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font color="#000000">Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year! This is the MMJH coming back-to-school survival information in an effort to help your return go as smoothly as possible. Below are some helpful hints and ideas to facilitate this process.  Please be aware that student classroom hours <strong>begin at 8:45 AM</strong></font></font><font color="#000000" size="3">. Students not in class by this time will be considered tardy. Students are dismissed at 3:55 PM. Because of the change in school hours, please be aware that school zone times are different this school year. School zone times are 8:00 am-8:50 am in the morning and 3:45 pm-4:30 pm in the afternoon.</font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">BUSES </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Please access </font><a href="/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0563c1" face="Times New Roman" size="3">www.katyisd.org</font></span></a><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> to check for bus eligibility and route information. If your student rides the bus, please be out at your stop a few minutes early. Buses routes to and from MMJH may run late the first few days. Because of the limited number of buses, notes for a temporary change in transportation will be approved on an emergency basis only by a member of the administrative team.</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">WALKERS AND BIKE RIDERS</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Students need to be careful walking or riding their bikes to and from school. The beginning of school means increased traffic and more cars in the area. MMJH is encouraging students to walk or ride in groups for safety. If driving in the area, please be attentive for students coming to and going from the school. Bike racks are located at the East end of the school next to the bus drop off area and on the West side of the building next to the science wing for use by students.  Please encourage your student to wear a helmet and bring a lock for their bicycle.</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">DROP OFF AND PICKUP</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font color="#000000">Please be friendly, patient, attentive, and flexible when dropping off or picking-up your student at MMJH. There is always a large number of vehicles in car rider traffic. As you turn onto school property, <em>please be on the lookout for pedestrians and bike riders</em></font></font><font color="#000000" size="3">. There are two lanes leading up to the front of the school. The one on the right is for dropping off students. As you approach the drop off area, please follow staff directions to move as far down the lane as possible to help alleviate congestion and allow us to unload students in a safe, timely manner. </font><em><font color="#000000" size="3">Please do not use the lane on the left to drop off students.</font></em><font color="#000000" size="3">The left is for staff and visitor parking. Please do not drop off students on Westheimer Parkway, the teacher parking lot, Willowfork Golf Club, nearby subdivisions, or the bus loading/unloading area as this constitutes a safety hazard for students. </font><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#000000" size="3">Please note that it is illegal to take a left hand turn from Westheimer Parkway into the front entrance during school zone hours on school days</font></span><font color="#000000" size="3">. Students should be picked-up by 4:05 in the afternoon.We do not have supervision for students after this time.</font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL</font></strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font color="#000000">On Wednesday, August 15th, <em>no parents,</em></font></font><font color="#000000" size="3"> are permitted to enter the building to drop off or walk their students to their first period class. It will make the halls very congested and will hinder us from getting students into classes in a timely manner.</font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">WHERE TO REPORT:</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">All students will report to their assigned area when they enter the building. Staff will be there to guide them. Please do not drop off students prior to 7:45 am. Students will not be allowed in the building before 7:45 am. Beginning at 7:45 am we have coverage for early arrivals in the cafeteria.  Students arriving prior to the front office opening at 8:10 am should report directly to the cafeteria via the patio area and cafeteria doors directly. After 8:10 car riders, bike riders, and walkers will enter the building through the front entrance. Bus transported students will enter through bus loading zone area on the East side of the building.</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><li style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;"><span style="">6th grade-reports to practice gym</span></li><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><li style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;"><span style="">7<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> grade reports to the competition gym</span></li><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><li style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;"><span style="">8<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> grade reports to the cafeteria.</span></li><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><li style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;"><span style="">Students wanting to purchase breakfast will be allowed to come to the cafeteria.</span></li><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">All students will be given a new schedule in the above assigned areas even if they received a schedule at 6</font><sup><font size="2">th</font></sup></font><font color="#000000" size="3"> grade Bobcat camp or 7/8</font><sup><font color="#000000" size="2">th</font></sup><font color="#000000" size="3"> grade schedule pick-up, just to ensure everyone has a correct schedule. Students that have questions or concerns about their schedules should fill out a form and place it in the appropriate box located outside of the counselor’s office. </font><em><font color="#000000" size="3">Schedule changes for electives will not be allowed due to increased enrollment and staffing decisions based on chosen classes in the spring</font></em><font color="#000000" size="3">. </font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><strong><font face="Times New Roman"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">At MMJH students will not be assigned a locker.  Students can request a locker from their grade level assistant principal beginning on Wednesday, August 15</font><sup><font size="2">th</font></sup></font><font color="#000000" size="3"> during lunch. Students are allowed to bring their backpacks with them to all classes. </font></font></strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#000000" size="3">BREAKFAST AND LUNCH</font></span><font color="#000000" size="3">:</font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font color="#000000">Please make sure that your child has enough funds to purchase a breakfast and lunch each day. In the event that no funds are available for a student, they will be allowed to charge three meals onto their account. After the third charge, students will not be permitted to charge anymore lunches until funds are sent to their account. Lunch money can be sent with your child in the form of a check or online through the <strong>Home Access Center</strong></font></font><font color="#000000" size="3"> (HAC). Please monitor your student’s account on a regular basis so that they may enjoy a healthy meal each and every day. </font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><strong><font color="#000000" size="3">DRESS CODE</font></strong><font color="#000000" size="3">:</font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font color="#000000">Please remind your student that dress code <strong>WILL</strong></font></font><font color="#000000" size="3"> be enforced the first day of school. Skirts/shorts must be mid-thigh, and pants with holes in them above mid-thigh are also not allowed. Shirts must cover everything! If girls wear leggings, they must wear a shirt or skirt over it that comes to at least mid-thigh. For boys, no sagging pants. Students are not allowed to wear hats or headgear in the building. These are just a few of dress code requirements—for the full list, please refer to the Katy ISD district web page. </font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">We are very excited about starting the 2018-2019 school year and look forward to seeing all of the students the first day!</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font face="Times New Roman"><font color="#000000"><font size="3">We are very excited to have you back and we are eagerly looking forward to August 15</font><sup><font size="2">th</font></sup></font><font color="#000000" size="3">.  Go Bobcats!</font></font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
Early Morning Student Drop Off Information http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=240Early Morning Student Drop Off Information 2018-08-10T20:28:29Z<div class="ExternalClass9381F8E432EB47F2B9D58186C11FF57F"><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">Dear Parents/Guardians, </font></font></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">You may have recently received a district communication regarding safety and security enhancements . I would like to take this opportunity to clarify that the times listed for junior high are hours of regular operation. As part of our effort to ease the transition of junior high students and families to the multi-bell schedule, our campus is providing limited morning supervision of students starting at 7:45 AM in our cafeteria.  Students may be dropped off in the front and enter the cafeteria doors near the outdoor patio. </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">Thank You,</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">Steve Guzzetta</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">Principal </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">281-237-8006</font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="color:#1f497d;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></span></strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
2018-19 School Supplies http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=2372018-19 School Supplies 2018-06-04T17:57:10Z<div class="ExternalClass61BBEABFF14E4DD0A8DEAE72F4FA2F0D"><p>​Posted below is the link that contains the school supply lists for each grade level. Please note that these lists do not include electives. </p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/Documents/2018-19%20%20MMJH%20School%20Supply%20Lists.pdf">2018-19 MMJH School Supply Lists.pdf</a>​<br></p><p>Our school's PTA is selling pre-packaged school supplies that can be delivered to your home.  Click <a href="https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/">HERE​</a> and use code MCM011 to place your order. Each  pack includes one 2018-19 PTA membership. </p></div>
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 Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Yearshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=869Katy ISD Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Years2018-02-28T15:07:42Z<div class="ExternalClassF7F5F6CCC16B427FB371474B760C525A"><p>As part of the Katy Independent School District, "<em>Your District, Your Voice</em>" initiative, the community has provided its input for the upcoming yearly instructional calendar.  The Katy ISD Board of Trustees has approved the following option for the 2018-2019 academic year: </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Option #1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p>School Begins:  Wednesday, August 15</p><p>School Ends:  Thursday, May 23</p><p>Instructional Calendar Days:  177</p><p>Full week off for Thanksgiving</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>"The District is required to have a minimum of 75,600 minutes of instruction per school year," says Bonnie Holland, associate superintendent for administration, governance and legal affairs.  "With the options approved, Katy ISD has enough calendar minutes to cover two bad weather days," added Holland.</p><p>K-12 <em>Insight</em>, the external research firm conducting the survey, found that, out of the 22,169 participants, 65% favored option #1.   The Board also approved an instructional calendar for 2019-2020 school year.  This calendar mirrors the preferred components of the 2018-19 calendar.​​​​</p></div>
2016-17 Federal Report Card Distribution Requirements http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=229 2016-17 Federal Report Card Distribution Requirements 2018-02-09T20:29:35Z<div class="ExternalClassDD08802540AE43BD8F1E9C4C2BAB9B5C"><p>​Katy ISD is sharing information about the State, district, and your child's campus as part of our obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). An information letter, along with a copy of the 2016-17 Federal Report Cards for the State, district, and our campus are available for your review in the front office or our school, or online at www.katyisd.org or at https://rptsvrl.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2017/srch.html</p></div>
2016-2017 School Report Card Distribution http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=2222016-2017 School Report Card Distribution 2018-01-04T20:06:11Z<div class="ExternalClass7D7BE027D6B34FDF9613771AC5B7A928"><p>​<font size="3">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2016-17 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2017/campus.srch.html. </font></p><font size="3"> </font></div>
MMJH Named One of the Top Junior High Schools in the Houston Area! http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=215MMJH Named One of the Top Junior High Schools in the Houston Area! 2017-11-03T14:35:58Z<div class="ExternalClassE5C2A642177F417B81660674F00AB200"><p>​McMeans was once again recognized by Niche.com for having one of the top junior high schools in the Houston area! </p><p><a href="https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-public-middle-schools/m/houston-metro-area/">https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-public-middle-schools/m/houston-metro-area/</a></p><p>The 2018 Best Public Middle Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, middle school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district. </p><p>Congratulations to our students and staff on this accomplishment! </p><p> </p></div>
Canvas Parent Observer http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=213Canvas Parent Observer 2017-10-27T20:21:48Z<div class="ExternalClass21CED8DF3DB244909423997A4B1B1399"><p></p><p>Click on this link to view the Canvas Parent Observer Guide: <a href="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Canvas%20Parent%20Observer%20Guide.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Canvas Parent Observer Guide.pdf</a></p><p><img alt="Canvas Parent Observer.JPG" src="/campus/MMJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Canvas%20Parent%20Observer.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /> </p></div>
Medical Resources http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=208Medical Resources 2017-09-18T20:29:55Z<div class="ExternalClassB75EBD5AFBE44E2FA4F93C2BBE172A21"><p>​<font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">If there is a need for medical resources such as vision care, medical supplies, or medications, please contact the campus nurse, Ms. Petra Look, for assistance.</font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
Canvas Pages http://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=206Canvas Pages 2017-08-23T19:54:54Z<div class="ExternalClassCE0D19AEA55548DDAC77402E6216C3F1"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Dear Parents,</span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" style="font-size:11pt;"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Two-Way Communication is very important to us at McMeans Junior High. Each teacher wants to ensure you are fully informed in reference to the assignments, test dates, and important events for all classes. Teachers will ensure Canvas Pages are updated <strong><span style="background:yellow;">for the six weeks by Friday, August 25<sup>th</sup></span><sup>,  </sup></strong>pm.  Teacher Pages will include the following information: </span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;"></span> </p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Class Information</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Welcome</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Teacher Profile</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Teacher Contact Information</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Tutoring Schedule and Conference Time</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">General Classroom Information & Expectations</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Homework & Class Assignments</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;">Classroom Handouts/Assignments as Attachments </span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";font-size:11pt;"></span><br> </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:black;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>

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