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Community Support Helps Katy ISD Education Foundation Win Chick-fil-A True Inspiration $15,000 AwardCommunity Support Helps Katy ISD Education Foundation Win Chick-fil-A True Inspiration $15,000 Award2016-12-08T14:01:30Z<div class="ExternalClass4C486976418D4B93A39690311697F146"><p style="text-align:justify;">Chick-fil-A customers nationwide helped select the recipients of more than $1.1 million in grants, thanks to the new Chick-fil-A One app. The 2017 True Inspiration Awards honor and provide financial support to 22 not-for-profits in 16 states to help further their work with youth, fostering leadership skills and developing an entrepreneurial spirit.<strong> </strong>For the first time since the awards program began in 2014, Chick-fil-A utilized its new mobile app to allow customers to vote for organizations in their local communities. As a result, the Katy ISD Education Foundation was selected as a $15,000 award recipient.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/CFA%20Katy%20%20ISD%20Ed%20Foundation%20True%20Inspiration%20Vote.jpg" alt="CFA Katy ISD Ed Foundation True Inspiration Vote.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;vertical-align:middle;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Chick-fil-A's True Inspiration awards recognizes community organizations that align with the Chick-fil-A Foundation's mission to enable children to be all they were created to be.  The Katy ISD Education Foundation rewards teacher inspiration of students by funding innovative classroom projects that go beyond district budget limitations. The Foundation was nominated by local Chick-fil-A operator, Rusty Wylie who said "Our community has more than its fair share of the brightest kids around.   If we can help our children develop a love for learning while giving them hands-on, fun educational experiences, we'll give them the tools and encouragement they need to be great leaders. I'm just grateful Chick-fil-A can be a part of what is great about our community."</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About Chick-fil-A, Inc .- </strong>Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,000 restaurants in 45 states and Washington, D.C.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Chick-fil-A system sales exceeded $6 billion in 2015, which marks 48 consecutive years of sales growth. Chick-fil-A earned a top spot in the 2015 Customer Service Hall of Fame for the second year in a row and is the only quick service restaurant to make the Customer Service Hall of Fame. The company was also the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 "Best Companies to Work For" by 24/7 Wall Street. More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain's website located at <a href=""></a>.</p><p><strong>About the Katy ISD Education Foundation</strong> - The Katy ISD Education Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that, in its first four years, has awarded more than $725,000 in grants to Katy ISD teachers all across the district.  Its fifth year of grants will be awarded in May 2017. Learn more at or contact 281-396-2461,​</p></div>
Wood Group Partners with Morton Ranch Junior High in Founders Legacy ProgramWood Group Partners with Morton Ranch Junior High in Founders Legacy Program2016-12-08T19:51:28Z<div class="ExternalClass644B19C64E8F44F28C62CE3BDA03A80B"><p>The Wood Group Founders Legacy program, which is committed to giving back to the community, donated $10,000 to Morton Ranch Junior High (MRJH). The focus of the program is to invest in the lives of middle school children, which is typically the age when students begin to define their sense of self, their vision of the future and their career path.  </p><p>Michele McNichol, CEO of Wood Group Asset Life Cycle Solutions - West, presented the check to MRJH Principal, Dr. Sanée Bell on October 20, 2016.  In addition to the monetary contribution, Wood Group also participates in volunteer engagement activities throughout the school year, such as mentoring, Journal Pals program, staff appreciation, student incentives and instructional support, Junior Achievement and school beautification.  </p><p>The funds donated to the school will be used to support student leadership programs and opportunities, career exploration and community engagement initiatives.  ​</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/FoundersLegacyMRJHCheckOct2016_05.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:400px;vertical-align:middle;" /><br></p><p><strong>​Listed in photo from left to right: Dr. Sanée Bell and CEO Michele McNichol</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p></div>
Nearly 400 Katy ISD Classes Benefit from the 19th Annual Promise to Read ProgramNearly 400 Katy ISD Classes Benefit from the 19th Annual Promise to Read Program2016-12-02T17:20:48Z<div class="ExternalClass3EDF4C5F26D842559264711EA176DE1C"><p><strong>(Katy, Texas)  – </strong>This month, 181 community and business members from across Katy came together to bring the love of reading into almost 400 Katy ISD classrooms during <em>Promise to Read</em>.  The annual initiative is part of a 19-year-old tradition led by Katy ISD's Partners in Education.  P<em>romise to Read</em> affords the community a unique opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the world of children's literature by spending 30 minutes reading to a classroom of excited elementary students. Each November the program is offered over the course of two weeks at various elementary campuses.</p><p>This year's <em>Promise to Read</em> was hosted at Bear Creek, Hutsell, Exley, Randolph, Williams, Davidson, Morton Ranch, Kilpatrick, Pattison and Wilson Elementary Schools.   Host campuses rotate each year so that, over a four-year period, every Katy ISD elementary has an opportunity to participate.</p><p>Readers represented a cross section of local companies and organizations including:  Aberdare Business Solutions, ABM Industries, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Altitude Katy, AmCap Mortgage, American Kids Athletics, AXA Advisors, Bass Pro Shops, Big Frog, Bolli Bros Pizza, Books Alive, Brainy Learning Club, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, Bridges of Healing, CenterPoint Energy, Chick-fil-A, Christian Brothers Automotive, Citgo, City of Katy, Community Health Choice, Cross Creek Ranch, Dahl Team Properties, Dignity Memorial-Katy Funeral Home, Duffey and Grissom CPA's, GNA Inspections, Goddard School, Grand Vision Center, HCC Northwest, H-E-B, Herff Jones Houston, Heritage Texas Properties, Homewood Suites Katy, Houston Community College, Houston SPCA, Junior Achievement, Katy Council PTA, Katy Independent School District, Katy Magazine, Keep Katy Beautiful, Kind Bars, Listl Translating Services & More LLC, LPL Financial, Marriott Energy Corridor Hotel, Maude Marks Branch Library, Members Choice Credit Union, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Must See Katy, Nutty Scientists Fort Bend, Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, PBK, PDQ, Pepper Lawson, PrimeLending, Prosperity Bank, Pump It Up, Second Baptist Church, Signarama Katy, Sovereign Wealth Advisors LLC, Spring Creek Barbeque, Stanley Signature Signs, Star Learning, State Farm Insurance, Sylvan Learning, Target, The Glaser Group McDonald's, The Shady Lady Window Covering, The Tutoring Center Katy, Tilt Studio, Times Square Entertainment, Wee Kare Pediatrics, Which Wich, Whole Foods Market Katy/Sugar Land, Wood Group, Yellow Rose Properties and YES Youth Fitness and Sports Performance.</p><p>"<em>Promise to Read</em> has become a treasured community event thanks to hundreds of devoted community volunteers, many of whom join us every year, and our Katy ISD host campuses," says Janet Theis, Katy ISD's Director of Community Partnerships. "<em>Promise to Read</em> continues to open the door for our business community to embrace and inspire the love of reading and share that magic with classrooms across the district."</p><p><strong>​About Katy ISD Partners in Education </strong>– Through programs like <em>Promise to Read</em>, Katy ISD Partners in Education creates school-support opportunities for parents, businesses and the community by offering a wide variety of options amenable to every schedule, talent and expertise.  We bring volunteers into Katy ISD classrooms at each campus and all grade levels.  To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the "Community" tab at <a href="/"></a>.<strong> </strong></p><p><img alt="""" src="/PublishingImages/Promise_to_Read1.JPG" style="margin:5px;vertical-align:auto;float:left;" /><br><img alt="""" src="/PublishingImages/Promise_to_Read2.JPG" style="margin:5px;vertical-align:auto;float:left;" /> </p></div>
2016 MRJH BOOK FAIR - ONLINE ORDERING TOO!!2016 MRJH BOOK FAIR - ONLINE ORDERING TOO!!2016-11-17T13:39:38Z<div class="ExternalClass9E5462C37D14443E88F46AC6735254B9"><p style="text-align:center;">​<strong style="color:#b364c9;font-family:"comic sans","comic sans ms",cursive;"><font size="5">MORTON RANCH JH SCHOOL </font></strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><strong><font size="5" style="font-family:"comic sans","comic sans ms",cursive;"> </font><font size="7"><p><span style="color:#b364c9;font-family:"comic sans","comic sans ms",cursive;font-size:18pt;">BOOK FAIR </span></p> </font><font style="font-size:18pt;"><p><span style="font-family:"comic sans","comic sans ms",cursive;font-size:18pt;">NOV. 28 - DEC. 2 </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:"comic sans","comic sans ms",cursive;font-size:18pt;">7:05-2:45 DAILY </span></p> <p>ADDITIONAL HOURS - DEC. 1</p></font><p><font style="font-size:18pt;">5:00 PM -7:00PM </font></p><font size="6"> </font></strong><font size="6"></font><font face="Verdana,Verdana" size="3"><font face="Verdana,Verdana" size="3"><p>2498 NORTH MASON ROAD <br>KATY, TX 77449281-237-7400 </p> <p><span style="color:#444444;">Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. Remember, all purchases benefit our school library. See you at the Book Fair!<br><strong style="font-size:18pt;">*********************************** </strong></span></p><p><strong style="color:#b364c9;font-family:"comic sans","comic sans ms",cursive;font-size:18pt;">**CLICK <a href="" target="_blank">HERE </a>TO ORDER BOOKS ONLINE AS WELL...<br></strong></p><p> </p></font></font></div></div>
Screening Deadlines for Gifted & Talented Program, Grades 1-4 and 6-11Screening Deadlines for Gifted & Talented Program, Grades 1-4 and 6-112016-11-19T13:23:45Z<div class="ExternalClass4F77AABF11904229BC7C5EA70DB5588A"><p>​Beginning in November, Katy ISD students in grades 1-4 and 6-11 can be referred for screening for the 2017-2018 gifted and talented (GT) program.</p><p>To initiate a referral, parents need to complete a Parent Checklist, which can be obtained at all elementary, junior high and high school campuses or <a href="/dept/gt/Pages/default.aspx">online</a>.  Parents of students in grades 1-4 must complete the Elementary Parent Checklist, and parents of students in grades 6-11 must complete the Secondary Parent Checklist.   </p><p>Parents may receive more information about GT screening and program at the <strong>GT Program Awareness</strong> session on November 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Room 1200 at the Katy ISD Education Support Complex, located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane. Please enter through the doors on the south side of the building marked "Staff Development".</p><p>Elementary Parent Checklists must be completed and returned to the elementary school office by <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>December 9, 2016</strong></span>.  Secondary Parent Checklists must be completed and returned to the secondary school office by <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>January 10, 2017</strong></span>.   </p><p>Students whose Parent Checklists are not returned by the deadline will not be screened for service for the 2017-2018 school year.  </p><p>The State of Texas requires that various types of measures be used to identify students for gifted programs. In Katy ISD, screening instruments include the Parent Checklist, classroom observations and standardized tests. </p><p>The program for elementary students consists of a one-day-a-week pullout in the Challenge classroom with a teacher trained in gifted education.</p><p>The program for secondary students consists of subject specific coursework in math, science, social studies and language arts.</p><p>Parents may contact campus counselors, elementary and/or secondary Challenge teachers, or G/T facilitators if they have additional questions. Students already identified and experiencing success in the G/T program do not need to be re-screened.</p><p>Transfer students who were screened in Fall 2016 must wait one full academic year before they can be re-screened.​</p></div>
Katy ISD's Partners in Education Kicks Off 15th Annual Food for Families CampaignKaty ISD's Partners in Education Kicks Off 15th Annual Food for Families Campaign2016-11-03T18:46:08Z<div class="ExternalClass94018947674B4C3488A6F3498AD9EBF9"><p>The Katy ISD Partners in Education department is once again inviting the community to support families in need this holiday season.  <a href="/dept/pie/Pages/FoodForFamilies.aspx"><strong>Food for Families</strong></a> is an annual campaign that provides $50 grocery gift cards to Katy ISD students and their families. Principals from every Katy ISD campus identify students in need of assistance, and the gift cards are given to those students before winter break.  Last year, our Katy ISD community raised $25,000 to support students and their families during the holidays.  Since its inception in 2002, this initiative has blessed over 3,000 Katy ISD families thanks to the generous support of our community.    </p><p>Those interested in participating may contribute cash or check by <strong>Thursday, Dec. 8</strong>.  Donations of any amount are welcome and will be accepted by Partners in Education in person or by mail:  Katy ISD ESC, 6301 South Stadium Lane, room 1520, Katy 77494.  Please make checks payable to<strong> "Katy ISD Food for Families."</strong> </p><p>Food for Families, a Katy ISD Partners in Education yearly initiative, unites our Katy ISD staff and community in holiday support for select students and their families.  To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the "Community" tab at <a href="/"></a> or contact Tammy Stringer, 281-396-2645, <a href=""></a>.</p></div>

Upcoming Events

Fine Arts Elementary Day (details TBA)


Basketball: Boys 7A Mid-Season A-Team Tournament (Dec. 8 & 10)


Basketball: Boys 7A Mid-Season A-Team Tournament (Dec. 8 & 10)



12/13/2016 - 12/16/2016

Band Winter Concert


Theatre Auditions


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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

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