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Katy ISD Seeks Community's Input on 2018-19 Instructional Calendarhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=854Katy ISD Seeks Community's Input on 2018-19 Instructional Calendar2018-01-19T05:17:30Z<div class="ExternalClassECFE724FA82A498B81E2CE19FC23684A"><p>Every year, Katy Independent School District receives input from parents, students, staff and community members to develop an instructional calendar for the upcoming school year.  As part of the Katy ISD "<em>Your District, Your Voice</em>" initiative, the District is seeking community feedback on three instructional calendar options.</p><p>On Friday, January 19, the Katy ISD community will be able to provide their input through the <strong>2018-19 Instructional Calendar</strong> survey which will be sent via email and available through February 2.  The survey outlines proposed start and end dates, holidays and the total number of instructional days for each recommended calendar.  Below are the three options:</p><p> </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Option 1</strong></span></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><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Option 2</strong></span></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>School Begins:  Monday, August 13</p><p>School Ends:  Wednesday, May 22</p><p>Instructional Calendar Days:  178</p><p>Full week off for Thanksgiving</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Option 3</strong></span></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>School Begins:  Monday, August 27</p><p>School Ends:  Tuesday, June 4</p><p>Instructional Calendar Day:  178</p><p>Three Days off for Thanksgiving</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Everyone's participation is important and will play a crucial role in the Katy ISD Board of Trustees' decision making process.  If one does not receive a survey link by the end of this week, they can contact K12<em>Insight</em>, the external research firm conducting the survey, at <a href="mailto:SouthwestRegion@k12insight.com">SouthwestRegion@k12insight.com</a> . </p><p>​<a href="https://youtu.be/J_73XqM9xP4">2018-19 Instructional Calendar Video – English</a></p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/AA6dokyIBCo">2018-19 Instructional Calendar Video - Spanish</a></p></div>
Katy ISD Community Education Registration Now Openhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=853Katy ISD Community Education Registration Now Open2018-01-18T20:31:35Z<div class="ExternalClass7FEF873CE2F24457AD30079AAAF37A2E"><p>The Spring 2018 Katy ISD Community Education classes are now open for registration. The purpose of Community Education is to provide the general public with learning opportunities including self-improvement, enrichment, recreation and academic courses.</p><p>Classes include learning opportunities pertaining to recreational activities, arts and crafts, health and personal development, foreign languages, business and industry skills, finance, computer applications, driver education, college preparatory, and multiple online courses.</p><p>For more information, visit the <a href="/dept/ce/Documents/Community_Education_Course_Catalog.pdf">Community Education catalog online</a> or call 281-396-6365. </p></div>
Katy ISD Invites Parents to Gifted and Talented Summer Program Expohttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=848Katy ISD Invites Parents to Gifted and Talented Summer Program Expo2018-01-12T23:05:53Z<div class="ExternalClass1F0BCC9DF4F2497783C3FB18F2B934F7"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District invites parents to the Gifted and Talented (GT) Summer Program Expo hosted by the Houston Area Cooperative for the Gifted and Talented.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The expo will be open to all Houston area parents with students identified as gifted and talented.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about summer programs and scholarships offered through the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT), as well as a chance to visit with representatives from various camps open to K-12 students.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Nine informational sessions, focused on a variety of topics, will be available for parents.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;"></span><span style="text-align:justify;">Pre-registration is recommended due to seating limitations.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Click the </span><a href="http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a8a628a4f58-houston" style="text-align:justify;">GT Summer Program Expo</a><span style="text-align:justify;"> link to register or for additional details.</span></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Wilchester Elementary School (Spring Branch ISD)<br>13618 St. Mary's<br>Houston, TX  77079</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Saturday, January 20, 2018<br></strong></span><strong>9 a.m. – 12 p.m.</strong></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Earns Place on AP® District Honor Rollhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=845Katy ISD Earns Place on AP® District Honor Roll2018-01-03T18:22:03Z<div class="ExternalClass67ECF89F25FF4800A48169BCD7DE7D05"><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:left;">Katy ISD is one of 447 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by College Board with placement on the </span><strong style="text-align:left;">8</strong><strong style="text-align:left;"><sup>th</sup></strong><strong style="text-align:left;"> Annual </strong><strong style="text-align:left;">AP</strong><strong style="text-align:left;"><sup>®</sup></strong><strong style="text-align:left;"> District Honor Roll</strong><span style="text-align:left;"> for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work while simultaneously improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.</span><br></p><p>From 2015 to 2017, the number of AP exams administered in Katy ISD increased by 23 percent.  The number of students participating in AP exams increased 26 percent to 9,478 in 2017 and the number of students receiving a 3 or higher increased by 24.6% in those two years.  </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 2017 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2015, 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="http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-district-honor-roll">College Board website</a>.</p></div>
Katy ISD "No Texting and Driving" Video Receives Innovation Awardhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=841Katy ISD "No Texting and Driving" Video Receives Innovation Award2017-12-12T01:28:12Z<div class="ExternalClass82D7DE86B28D4008A11E372D6C08BD77"><p></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span>T</span><span>he Katy Independent School District receives the 2017 Risk Ma</span><span>nagement Innovation Award for its "No Texting and Driving" video. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Risk Management Department, along with employees from Communications, Human Resources, Curriculum and Instruction and the Katy ISD Police Department produced the video to provide awareness of the new "no texting and driving" statewide law which took effect on September 1, 2017.  The video was distributed to over three million people as well as to the top 100 school districts in the nation.  Prior to the law taking effect the video was disseminated to all Katy ISD schools and till this day it is used as an informative piece to save lives.</p><p>Click here to view the <a href="https://youtu.be/ckcrcZG61rs">"No Texting and Driving" video</a>.​</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_0294%20-%20smaller%20for%20web.jpg" alt="IMG_0294 - smaller for web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p><p>(Attribution from left to right:  Bill Lacy, Board of Trustee, Brandy Richard, Employee Relations Coordinator for Human Resources, Tiffany Shirey, English Language Arts Teacher at Paetow High School and Lance Nauman, Director of Katy ISD Risk Management.)</p></div>
PASA Project Continued Growth in Katy ISDhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=838PASA Project Continued Growth in Katy ISD2017-12-05T02:24:28Z<div class="ExternalClass0E2E0DA5FE5D4FA98D13BBD60E6F2FC1"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">During the December Katy ISD Board of Trustees meeting, Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) presented the Katy Independent School District 2017 Demographic Update an</span><span style="text-align:justify;">d provided student enrollment projections for the upcoming years.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to PASA, Katy ISD is expected to reach nearly <strong>100,000</strong> students by 2027.  Based on the current growth rate, Katy ISD has been ranked second in adding students in Texas.  During the past five years, over 13,000 new students have enrolled in Katy ISD, more than any other school district in the Greater Houston area.  By September 2017, Katy ISD ranked fourth in adding new single family housing.  While the district is currently 65% built out, PASA projects the majority of all remaining growth in Katy is expected to take place in the northwest quadrant of the district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD works closely with PASA to determine attendance boundary modifications needed as the district continues to grow and new schools are added.</p></div>
Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=813Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time 2017-09-22T15:55:08Z<div class="ExternalClassF311D8DB26B041319FDCC2F4C340420B"><p>​As many families and staff continue recovery efforts in our neighborhoods, homes and community, we are also slowly but surely getting back on track with the business of teaching and learning across Katy ISD campuses.  As you ​​know, our students lost two weeks of instructional time as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey.  However, because the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be waiving up to 10 instructional days, there will be no need to extend the 2017-18 instructional calendar, or to modify the Thanksgiving, Christmas/winter, and spring breaks.​</p><p>Our Curriculum Department has worked diligently over the past few weeks to realign and restructure the curriculum unit plans to ensure that all state standards will be taught this school year.  As such, there will be no gaps in the taught and tested curriculum. </p><p>Also, to ensure that our students receive the full benefits of the Katy ISD learning experience, we have identified means to regain lost instructional time to deliver additional support to students.  This includes providing enrichment resources for our families, supplementary study opportunities for Advanced Placement (AP) students, and extending four early release days to full days of instruction.   </p><p><u>Enrichment Resources for Families:<br></u>Online instructional enrichment activities developed by our Curriculum Department are available for parents or guardians to work with their child(ren) at home.  These enhanced learning activities are ungraded and optional, and are available on the <a href="/dept/ci/Pages/Enrichment.aspx">Katy ISD Curriculum & Instruction website​</a>. Each core subject area will be covered for the remainder of the school year.  These subjects include language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. ​</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Support for Advanced Placement (AP) Students:<br></span>Additional study opportunities will also be offered to students preparing for the May 2018 AP exams. Review sessions and resources are currently being developed and will be shared with students, and published on the website later this Fall.</p><p><u>Extending Four Early Release Days:<br></u>The 2017-2018 instructional calendar included six "early release" days that are typically designated for professional development, teacher preparation, and parent conferences. Four of the previously designated early release days (Oct. 9, 20, Feb 16, April 13) will be extended to full instructional days.  This is designed to allow students more time in the classroom, as well as to serve the needs of so many of our families who are displaced by Harvey and depending, now more than ever, on the daily routine of school to bring a sense of normalcy to their child(ren)'s lives.  We understand that October 9 and 20 had been set aside for parent/teacher conferences at many campuses.  However, in lieu of the in-person conferences, parents are encouraged to communicate with teachers by email and/or phone.  Parents should also continue to monitor their student's progress on the <a href="/pages/home-access-center.aspx">Home Access Center</a>.  Friday, December 15 and Thursday, May 24 will remain "early release" days since final exams are given on those dates.</p><p>Thank you for your understanding as we move forward with these post-Harvey initiatives to recapture lost instructional time and to provide additional support to our students and families. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your school. </p></div>
Congratulations to Our Winners – Fort Bend County Literary and Fine Arts Festival!!http://www.katyisd.org/campus/OKE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=29Congratulations to Our Winners – Fort Bend County Literary and Fine Arts Festival!!2016-05-04T19:57:35Z<div class="ExternalClassD0CF426840D24326975D371899F9E7F5"><p>​<img src="/campus/OKE/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/ian3.jpg" alt="ian2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:449px;" /></p><p>​On Saturday, April 16, Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers hosted the Literary and Fine Arts Festival and Parade. The event was held at the Cinco Ranch Library. We had over 25 students submit essays for the festival and several students who had artwork that was chosen to participate. For the students who submitted an essay, they had to write about their favorite book and why it was their favorite book. Altogether the festival had over 400 entries for the essay and art contest. Any student enrolled in schools in Fort Bend County Precinct 3 are eligible to participate. Kilpatrick Elementary brought home two of the top awards from the festival - Best of Show in Kindergarten through 2<sup>nd</sup> grade went to Zihang (Ian) Chen in Kindergarten, Best of Show in 3<sup>rd</sup> grade through 5<sup>th</sup> grade went to Soha Jashwant in 5<sup>th</sup> grade. Zihang and Soha both took home a large trophy, a medal, and a $1,000 check from Fort Bend Charities. Kilpatrick Elementary also brought home 4 awards in the Judges' Choice category – Judges Choice in Kindergarten through 2<sup>nd</sup> grade went to Malachi Balakrishnan, Aaryaa Joshi, and Manha Khan, all 2<sup>nd</sup> grade students, as well as Aron Wang in 4<sup>th</sup> grade. These four students all received a medal and a scholarship to attend a local summer camp. All six of the students currently have their essays on display at the Katy Contemporary Arts Museum. We would like to say "CONGRATULATIONS" to all of the students that participated in the Fort Bend County Literary and Fine Arts Festival!</p></div>
Check out the latest Outback Outlookhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/OKE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=28Check out the latest Outback Outlook2016-04-14T13:32:57Z<div class="ExternalClass41B86333817D4F5482A8C3197544381C"><p>​Click <a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/messages/attachments/bb07896b078af2b64a41171968872500ca6ff194/April_13%2c_2016.pdf">HERE​</a>​​​​​​​​​​​<span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="color:#0000ff;"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/messages/attachments/aa34335a2637dfc04046186eb3ecd8447cc686db/October_28_2015.pdf">​</a>​​​</span>​​​​​</span>​ to read this week's Outback Outlook!</p></div>

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