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Several Katy ISD Schools Named "2018 Schools Transforming Learning"Several Katy ISD Schools Named "2018 Schools Transforming Learning"2018-06-14T22:01:19Z<div class="ExternalClass744B7E1011584718861EBFD59662FE77"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Five Katy Independent School District campuses are among 31 elite Texas schools who were named "2018 Schools Transforming Learning" by the Principal's Institute (PI).</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The rigorous selection process takes several months but ultimately the schools selected have demonstrated an innovative learning environment for their students and have promoted challenge thinking for their staff members.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">This year the following Katy ISD campuses received this renowned award:</span><br></p><ul><li>Paetow High School</li><li>Morton Ranch Junior High</li><li>Stockdick Junior High</li><li>Bethke Elementary</li><li>Randolph Elementary</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">"It's very rewarding to see our Katy ISD staff and campuses highlighted for the tremendous amount of work they perform in creating unparalleled learning opportunities for our students," said Superintendent Lance Hindt.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Principals Institute (PI) consists of a year-long professional development series that works with principals to understand why the transformation of public education is necessary. As part of its project known as N2 Learning, this series also helps principals develop the necessary skills required to build and sustain transformation. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/061418_Various_School%20Transforming%20Learning%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="061418_Various_School Transforming Learning - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:650px;height:246px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the BadgeKaty ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the Badge2018-06-01T19:37:47Z<div class="ExternalClass1CAFE9553AC94A3A93818D7B2E8A2052"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">This summer two Katy Independent School District students will enjoy their school break thanks to the quick thinking of three Katy ISD Police Officers.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Officer Christopher Pickering, Officer Michael Seiss and Officer Jose Gonzalez used their law enforcement and crisis management skills to save the lives of two students contemplating suicide.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Chief of Police Robert E. Jinks, along with his staff, honored them with the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Chief's Meritorious Citation Award.</em><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On January 8, 2018, Officer Pickering was dispatched to a residence in reference to a possible suicidal student.  Officer Pickering's crisis intervention skills and his ability to develop a rapport with the student led to a voluntary mental health evaluation which saved the student's life.  After receiving treatment, the student informed the police department that Officer Pickering's dedication to his duty and his show of concern prevented him from taking his life that evening.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On March 7, 2018, Officer Seiss and Officer Gonzalez were dispatched to Cinco Ranch High School in reference to a possible suicide.  Upon arriving both officers quickly assessed the severity of the incident and immediately began life-saving measures, that included creating a make-shift tourniquet with a leather belt, in order to halt the loss of blood from the victim. The actions of these two officers were instrumental in saving his life. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Every day there is an abundance of heroism displayed by our officers throughout our campuses," said Chief Jinks.  "Although we don't often witness these acts of bravery, the work our law enforcement officers conduct at our schools proves to be a life-changing one," added Jinks. </p><p>The <em>Chief's Meritorious Citation Award</em> is presented to recognize and reward the actions of law enforcement officers and staff for their meritorious service to our school district.  This recognition reflects a commitment to the Katy ISD Police Department's core values which are <em>Integrity First, Service before Self and Excellence in All.</em><em>  </em>All three officers will now wear the merit pin as part of their uniform. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Christopher%20Pickering.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Christopher Pickering.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Christopher Pickering</p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Jose%20Gonzalez%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Jose Gonzalez - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Jose Gonzalez</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Michael%20Seiss%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Michael Seiss - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Michael Seiss</p><p><br></p></div>
SUMMER READING for PRE-AP and EVERYONE!!SUMMER READING for PRE-AP and EVERYONE!!2018-05-18T13:33:32Z<div class="ExternalClassCC5B092E1AA04AD2A563E8D5129D1E16"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><h1 style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:13pt;"><strong>PreAP Required Summer Reading</strong></span></h1><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><h2>Please click on the links below:</h2><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><h2> </h2><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><h2 style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.smore.com/apnkx-mrjh-6th-grade-preap-summer-reading" target="_blank">Incoming 6th Graders</a></h2><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><h2> </h2><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><h2 style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.smore.com/xhmd1" target="_blank">Incoming 7th Graders</a></h2><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><h2> </h2><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><h2 style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://sites.google.com/katyisd.org/mrjh8thgradesummerreading/home" target="_blank">Incoming 8th Graders</a></h2><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><h1 style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="font-size:13pt;">Summer Challenge Reading for Everyone!</strong></h1><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><h2>Click <a href="http://elasummerreading.weebly.com/" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;">HERE</a> to find information about the Katy ISD summer reading challenge!</h2><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="summer reading.jpg" src="/campus/MRJH/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/summer%20reading.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br> </p><p><br> </p><p></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
Katy ISD Breaks Ground on New Junior High and High SchoolKaty 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 YearKaty 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>
Katy ISD Announces Kickoff of Bond 2017 ConstructionKaty 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>

Upcoming Events

STAAR: 8th Grade-Math (retest)

6/26/2018

STAAR: 8th Grade-Reading (retest)

6/27/2018

Holiday--Campus Closed

7/4/2018

7/5/2018

First Day of School (1st grading period begins)

8/15/2018

Fall Picture Day

8/30/2018

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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: 8:45 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.​

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