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Winners of Katy ISD Office of Emergency Management and Power Board Severe Weather Awareness Week Contests AnnouncedWinners of Katy ISD Office of Emergency Management and Power Board Severe Weather Awareness Week Contests Announced2016-04-27T13:29:02Z<div class="ExternalClass94B1CF0CE4274F3A949A0C65115ED970"><p class="ExternalClassBEB799B173054F1F8B14BCD687F412F3">​In coordination with the Houston/Galveston National Weather Service Forecast Office’s Severe Weather Awareness Week from February 29th-March 5th, the Katy ISD’s Office of Emergency Management sponsored two contests for Katy ISD students with support from the Katy ISD Power Board.</p><p class="ExternalClassBEB799B173054F1F8B14BCD687F412F3">Elementary students participated in a poster contest, in which they had to create a poster with a weather safety theme. The contest winners will be recognized by the Office of Emergency Management with a certificate and challenge coin. The class from which the winning poster is submitted will receive an award of $100 for classroom supplies.<br> <br> <strong>Elementary poster contest winners:</strong></p><div class="ExternalClassBEB799B173054F1F8B14BCD687F412F3"><ul><li>Santiago Flores - West Memorial Elementary </li><li>Ricardo Ramirez-Gonzalez – Rylander Elementary</li><li>Aliyah Alfaro – Franz Elementary</li><li>Gabrielle Potts – Stephens Elementary</li><li>Jessica Ghijsen – Alexander Elementary </li><li>Cooper Middleton – Katy Elementary</li><li>Lucianna Cardozo – Morton Ranch Elementary</li><li>Julie Vo – Rhoads Elementary</li><li>Emery Rosas – Golbow Elementary </li><li>Sarah Gupta – WoodCreek Elementary</li><li>Linda Wo – Holland Elementary </li><li>Rheiyln Rodabaugh – Fielder Elementary </li><li>Ayah Razaq – Cimarron Elementary </li><li>Alejandro Gallegos – Hutsell Elementary </li><li>Sydney Skelton – Pattison Elementary </li><li>Annelise Blake – Kilpatrick Elementary </li><li>Hannah Peveto – Mayde Creek Elementary </li></ul></div><p>Secondary students took part in a creative writing contest and wrote short stories about surviving a severe weather disaster and the benefits of preparing before a storm. The winning student from each participating school will receive an e-reader, a certificate, and a challenge coin from the Office of Emergency Management. The teacher who had the winning student will also receive a challenge coin and a $50 gift card.</p><p><strong>Secondary creative writing contest winners:</strong></p><ul><li>Chloe Thacker – Beck Junior High</li><li>Ariana Zenn – Cardiff Junior High</li><li>Daisani Acevedo – Katy Junior High</li><li>Aaliyah Wiley – McDonald Junior High </li><li>Abrielle Cordero – Memorial Parkway Junior High</li><li>Ashley Kawila – Morton Ranch Junior High</li><li>Avery Henry – WoodCreek Junior High</li><li>Jossant Bonilla – Miller Career Center</li><li>Courtney Russell – Katy High School </li></ul><p>Click <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1108853979134690.1073741982.113148448705253&type=1&l=bf07415d0f" target="_blank">here </a>to view an album of winning posters.  </p></div>
POSTPONED: Annual Katy ISD Spring Art ShowPOSTPONED: Annual Katy ISD Spring Art Show2016-04-22T21:05:18Z<div class="ExternalClassEC517D6665484E49ABF0C629A27C0AF6"><p>The <strong>Annual Katy ISD Spring Art Show </strong>scheduled for Tuesday, April 26th at the Leonard E. Merrell Center has been <strong>postponed</strong> <strong>until further notice</strong> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span>due to the recent flooding in the area. ​</p></div>
Early Voting for 2016 Katy ISD Board Election is April 25 - May 3Early Voting for 2016 Katy ISD Board Election is April 25 - May 32016-04-11T17:48:31Z<div class="ExternalClass2B55EE3EEE1646FA99E6AEB49C03CDD1"><p>Early voting for the <strong>2016 Katy ISD Board Election </strong>will be April 25 - May 3. Click <a href="/dept/sb/Documents/Election%2016/2016_Early_Voting_Locations.pdf">here </a>for early voting hours and locations. </p></div>
ALTON FRAILEY HAS NAMED MARK MCCORD AS THE PRINCIPAL FOR JUNIOR HIGH #15ALTON FRAILEY HAS NAMED MARK MCCORD AS THE PRINCIPAL FOR JUNIOR HIGH #152016-04-08T18:42:59Z<div class="ExternalClass5036AD9C4D8C4E75976B25E85C815733"><p>​Dear Morton Ranch Junior High Parents/Guardians and Staff,</p><p>This message is to inform you that Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey has named Mark McCord as the principal for Junior High #15.  As you may already know, Junior High #15 is one of three new campuses opening during the 2017-2018 school year thanks to our voter-approved 2014 bond program. </p><p>Given Mr. McCord's extensive experience in education, we are confident he will ensure this new school reaches its highest potential, as he has done during his tenure at Morton Ranch Junior High.</p><p>Mr. McCord will continue to serve as principal of Morton Ranch Junior High for the remainder of the school year.   It is anticipated that a start date for his new position will be identified and announced within the coming weeks.</p><p>We understand this will be a huge loss for the Morton Ranch school community, but rest assured Katy ISD is committed to finding the most qualified, passionate and experienced educator to take on the role of principal of Morton Ranch Junior High. </p><p>Thank you for your continued support.</p></div>
Katy ISD Accepting Nominations for Naming of Three Schools - Deadline April 18thKaty ISD Accepting Nominations for Naming of Three Schools - Deadline April 18th2016-04-06T20:56:41Z<div class="ExternalClass5EE05ABCD47A4BA1A49CCFACFBAED2BE"><p>​Katy ISD is now accepting nominations for the naming of <strong>Elementary No. 40</strong>, located in the Young Ranch Subdivision, <strong>Junior High No. 15</strong>, located at 4777 Peek Road, and <strong>High School No. 8</strong>, located at 23111 Stockdick School Road. </p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Deadline for submissions is Monday, April 18, 2016.</strong></p><p>Individuals interested in submitting a school name are asked to review the <a href="http://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Download/594?filename=CW%28LOCAL%29.pdf" target="_blank">Katy ISD Board Policy CW (Local)</a> for specific facility naming guidelines, and fill out and submit the <a href="/dept/sb/Documents/School%20Naming/CWExhibitA.pdf" target="_blank">Nomination for Naming a New School or Facility Form</a>.</p><p>It is recommended that nominations be made with a written statement containing:</p><ul><li>Biographical data</li><li>Significant contributions</li><li>Statement of why a school should be named after the person</li></ul><p>Please submit other supplemental materials, such as in-depth biographies, news clippings, photos, letters of recommendation and/or other printed resources that would assist the board in making a decision.</p><p>The public may submit the Nomination for Naming a New School or Facility form and all supplementary materials by mail to Katy ISD School Naming, Communications Department, P.O. Box 159, Katy, TX 77492-0159.</p><p>Click <a href="/dept/sb/Pages/SchoolNaming.aspx" target="_blank">here </a>to learn more on how to make a school naming nomination.<br> </p></div>
​​Improving Communication Together: Partnering with your deaf and hard of hearing child's school..."A Winning Season"​​Improving Communication Together: Partnering with your deaf and hard of hearing child's school..."A Winning Season"2016-03-31T19:24:44Z<div class="ExternalClassEA278FC2D355415DB04B9D862BFF407E"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​​Improving Communication Together</strong></p><p>Partnering with your deaf and hard of hearing child's school..."A Winning Season"</p><p>Join us for this exciting FREE workshop about hearing loss, technology, bilingualism, and self-advocacy.</p><p>Download our flyer for more information:</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><a href="/dept/sped/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Improving%20Hearing%20(English).pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Improving Hearing (English).pdf</a> </p><p><a href="/dept/sped/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Improving%20Hearing%20(Spanish).pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Improving Hearing (Spanish).pdf</a></p></blockquote></div>

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Professional Learning Day-Student Holiday

4/29/2016

Bad Weather Make-up Day

4/29/2016

Soccer Games vs MDJH

5/2/2016

Staff Appreciation Week

5/2/2016

Better Hearning and Speech Month

5/2/2016

National Physical Fitness and Sports Week

5/2/2016

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Morton Ranch Junior High

2498 N. Mason Road

Katy, TX 77449

Principal: Mark McCord

Ph: 281.237.7400    Fax: 281.644.1670

School Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

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