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**ATTENTION 7TH GRADERS & PARENTS - CLOSE UP TRIP INFO!!**ATTENTION 7TH GRADERS & PARENTS - CLOSE UP TRIP INFO!!2016-08-26T18:25:40Z<div class="ExternalClass4840920482774475A547572BE58DA75A"><p>​Attention 7<sup>th</sup> Graders and Parents of 7<sup>th</sup> Graders!!!</p><p>This message is for you!!! Parents, how would you like a week of peace and quiet at home? If this has sparked your interest please take a minute to consider sending your child on a once if a life time historical trip during the first week of summer. Students who attend this trip will visit historical sites such as, Mt. Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg, Philadelphia, and Gettysburg. Aligning with the 8<sup>th</sup> grade curriculum, your child will receive first hand experiences they will be able to bring with them when they start 8<sup>th</sup> grade. I have attached a brochure with more information. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/campus/MRJH/Documents/Close%20Up%20Brochure%202016-2017.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here to See Brochure of Information!!</a></p><p><br>There will also be a parent meeting in October so keep your eyes peeled. If you have any questions please contact Mr. DeForke, <a href="mailto:StephenDeForke@katyisd.org"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">StephenDeForke@katyisd.org</span></a>. He is the sponsor for the Close Up trip. He looks forward to hearing from you.   </p></div>
Don't miss out on the Parent Technology Information Night - August 25thDon't miss out on the Parent Technology Information Night - August 25th2016-08-19T21:14:07Z<div class="ExternalClass2DD7B1F0604249E987D94A55C4785BA6"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Mark your calendars for the first-ever </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Parent Technology Information Night</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> on Thursday, August 25, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Education Support Complex located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane.  Come and learn about the digital resources have available for students in Katy ISD.  Katy ISD's Technology and Curriculum departments will be on hand to inform you about the amazing tools available to students such as:  Home Access Center, Canvas, Online Textbooks, MyKaty, Curriculum Search, InfoSnap and much more.​</span></p><p>Click <a href="http://tiny.cc/katyparent">here</a> to RSVP.</p></div>
All Katy ISD Campuses and ESC Closed Monday, August 15thAll Katy ISD Campuses and ESC Closed Monday, August 15th2016-08-12T19:47:09Z<div class="ExternalClass6725165B48E3436FB257BE6C9F156612"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">P</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">lease be aware that </span><span style="line-height:1.5;text-decoration:underline;"><strong>all Katy ISD campuses, including the Education Support Complex (ESC) located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane, will be closed to the public on Monday, August 15, 2016</strong></span><span style="line-height:1.5;"> while staff attend the Superintendent's Convocation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Merrell Center.</span></p><p>There will also be increased traffic in the area as nearly 100 school buses transport staff to and from the Merrell Center that day. </p><p>If you had planned to visit a campus or the ESC on Monday, we urge you to reschedule.</p></div>
16/17 Back-to-School Information16/17 Back-to-School Information2016-08-03T19:41:10Z<div class="ExternalClassC9EFECD1717D4AF98EFA6AC3DC5C55A7"><a href="/campus/MRJH/Documents/MRJH%20eNews.Back%20to%20School%20Events%20and%20Information.16.17.pdf"><span style="font-size:17.3333px;background-color:#ffff00;">MRJH eNews.Back to School Events and Information.16.17.pdf</span></a><p>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Superintendent Finalist Signs ContractKaty ISD Superintendent Finalist Signs Contract2016-07-05T19:15:29Z<div class="ExternalClassC263E80DBB0E486CA3A5A2DE094DF9DC"><p>​<strong style="line-height:1.5;">Dr. Lawrence Hindt</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">, lone finalist for the superintendent position at Katy ISD, signed his contract as presented by the Board of Trustees d<span style="font-size:14px;line-height:1.5;">uring a special board meeting on Friday, July 1</span>.</span></p><p>"Today is a very happy day for Katy ISD," said Rebecca Fox, President of the Board of Trustees.  A unanimous vote of 4-0 solidified the hiring of Dr. Hindt, who is also a graduate of Taylor High School, located within the district.  He will begin his role as superintendent of Katy ISD on August 1, 2016.</p><p>Dr. Hindt has served as superintendent of Allen ISD since March 2014. Under his leadership, the school district has earned numerous awards and recognitions, including being named as a finalist in the 2016 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program and a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education School Board Award.  The Dallas Morning News also named Allen ISD as one of the Top 100 Places to Work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2015. </p><p>Prior to his role at Allen ISD, Dr. Hindt served as superintendent of schools for the Stafford Municipal School District since May 2011.  </p><p>He began his career at Fort Bend ISD as a geography, health and physical education teacher at Dulles High School.  He later became assistant principal at the school and was promoted to director of the Fort Bend ISD Technical Education Center.  He then served as principal of Dulles High School until his appointment as assistant superintendent in 2007. </p><p>Dr. Hindt completed his post-doctorate work in educational leadership at Lamar University in Beaumont and earned his doctorate from the University of Houston, his master's degree from Prairie View A&M University and his undergraduate degree from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa.</p></div>
Important Changes to STAAR Grades 3-8 Reporting Test Results to DistrictsImportant Changes to STAAR Grades 3-8 Reporting Test Results to Districts2016-07-25T14:07:30Z<div class="ExternalClass7506BCAE67164785BAC01AD3D60DF512"><p><em>Elementary Home Access Center (HAC) will be unavailable from Tuesday, August 2 - Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Parents may contact their child's campus during this time for support. ​</em></p><p><span style="line-height:1.5;">S</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">TA</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">AR grades 3-8 test result information, originally scheduled to arrive in districts on June 15, was moved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Tuesday, July 5, 2016</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">.  The TEA apologizes for this delay, and understands the significant inconvenience that late reporting will cause students, parents, teachers and school district personnel.</span></p><p>Parents/Guardians will receive a copy of their child's Confidential Student Report (CSR) at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.  ​</p><p>Beginning on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, parents may view their child's 2016 STAAR grades 3-8 test results online using either the Katy ISD <a href="/Pages/Home-Access-Center.aspx">Home Access Center</a> (HAC) or the <a href="https://txparentportal.emetric.net/login?returnUrl=/list" style="line-height:1.5;">Texas Assessment Data Student Portal</a><span style="line-height:1.5;">.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p><p>However, please note that the HAC <span style="text-decoration:underline;">will not</span> be available to parents from July 15 – July 17 but will be accessible again beginning on July 18, 2016.  </p><p>In order to access the Student Portal, parents must have the child's <em>Unique Access Code </em>and the date of birth. <em>The Unique Access </em>Code is assigned by the state and remains the same for the student during the entire state STAAR testing program.  The <em>Unique Access Code</em> is located on any past STAAR Confidential Student Report (CSR) at the bottom of the CSR or in the Home Access Center (HAC).  </p><p>Parent Directions to Access 2016 STAAR 3-8 STAAR Testing Results (English) <a href="/Documents/Parent%20Directions%20to%20Access%202016%20STAAR%203-8%20STAAR%20Testing%20Results%20(English).pdf">click here</a>.</p><p>Parent Directions to Access 2016 STAAR 3-8 STAAR Testing Results (Spanish) <a href="/Documents/Parent%20Directions%20to%20Access%202016%20STAAR%203-8%20STAAR%20Testing%20Results%20(Spanish).pdf">click here</a>. </p><p>If you do not have internet access or if you have questions about STAAR testing, please contact your child's 2015-2016 campus.</p></div>

Upcoming Events

Volleyball Parent Meeting

8/29/2016

Immunization Clinic

8/31/2016

Theatre: Auditions for Fall Show

8/31/2016

Volleyball Scrimmage: 8th Grade (H) vs. WMJH (V) (4:30/5:15/6:00)

9/1/2016

Volleyball Scrimmage: 7th Grade (V) vs. WMJH (H) (4:30/5:15/6:00)

9/1/2016

Theatre: Fall Show Rehearsal

9/6/2016 - 11/10/2016

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Morton Ranch Junior High

2498 N. Mason Road

Katy, TX 77449

Principal: Dr. Sanée Bell

Ph: 281.237.7400    Fax: 281.644.1670

School Hours: 7:25 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

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