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Katy ISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schoolshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=991Katy ISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schools2018-12-18T14:20:10Z<div class="ExternalClassCDC53C9C9AFE4776BCE5E5A2D479052C"><p>At this evening's Katy ISD Board meeting, Trustees voted 4-3 to name Acting Superintendent, Ken Gregorski, as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent of schools. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Gregorski is a seasoned professional with 26 years of experience in public education. Having served as a teacher, associate principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent in school districts of different sizes and varying needs, he has demonstrated the ability to lead with determination, vision and a deep understanding of a community's priorities. He is also the father of two secondary students currently enrolled in Katy ISD schools. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the past two years as deputy superintendent, Gregorski played an integral role in laying the groundwork for student learning in Katy ISD through his supervision of the School Leadership and Support Department, Human Resources and the Athletics Department. As superintendent of schools, it is expected that Gregorski will maintain Katy ISD's educational excellence and sustain its continuity of leadership while also helping the District reach the goals of its five-year strategic plan.<br></p><p>Per Texas code Sec. 552.126, a state mandated 21-day waiting period will follow before Gregorski will officially assume the superintendent role.<br></p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Kenneth%20Gregorski%20headshot.jpg" alt="Kenneth Gregorski headshot.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:356px;" /><br></p></div>
RAE eNews for 12.10.18http://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=349RAE eNews for 12.10.182018-12-13T19:30:39Z<div class="ExternalClassCD762C2347B2433A89AE12CDCF4E8E53"><p>Below is your RAE eNews for 12.10.18.</p><p><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.smore.com_xtjvs&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=lgSeXapwmnUb1bgV1nUf1xXg-Q901S49irXUVysOXX8&m=-aq950NjTkNwUDoUv481TRZC1Vv06271gxrQ4GXSHe8&s=dCn4uSJumMdSHJdeD02uAb-D2Ds0uWI8zHgGhdlC008&e=">RAE eNews 12.10.18</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveilinghttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=986Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling2018-12-07T15:12:58Z<div class="ExternalClass20147BB4871C42559DFF12F2CAA485B5"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">When walking down the brick sidewalk located at Katy Heritage Park, there's a piece of Katy Independent School District history you simply can't miss.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Hundreds of bricks at the park are dedicated to the past and present Katy ISD teachers who have devoted countless hours towards the education of their students.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">On Wednesday, December 5, Katy ISD along with Venus Construction and Country Park Portraits, unveiled a new set of bricks honoring the 67 Campus Teachers of the Year, for the 2017-2018 school year.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"As a former administrator of Katy ISD, we cannot be the school district we are today without quality teachers in every classroom," said Acting Superintendent Ken Gregorski.  "Our teachers put smiles on our students every day and these bricks are only a small token of appreciation for everything they do," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD has some of the best teachers in the country and with these commemorative bricks their legacy will be etched in the history of the District as well as in the community.  This year, as Katy ISD celebrates a Century of Legacy, the district recognizes that the priority of its founders of providing quality education, lives on today in our current teachers.</p><p>Katy ISD thanks Venus Construction, Country Park Portraits and Katy Heritage Society for providing a space for the brick laying.  During the ceremony, the Katy High School Choir provided entertainment with several singing performances.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/69to7lsyb2q0bd0/AACW0x7G3f6_SSnA6YYLzhA0a?dl=0">Photo Gallery of the Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</a> </p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/120518_TOY%20Brick%20Unveiling%20(67).JPG" alt="120518_TOY Brick Unveiling (67).JPG" style="margin:5px;width:611px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>
RAE eNews for 12.3.18http://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=348RAE eNews for 12.3.182018-12-03T21:43:08Z<div class="ExternalClass9B92820E0ADB4871B98B330D9175D167"><p>Below is your RAE eNews for 12.3.18.</p><p><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.smore.com_k56h2&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=lgSeXapwmnUb1bgV1nUf1xXg-Q901S49irXUVysOXX8&m=h6Jw3bKB-Q12ohg_6M-ZrnZHPmdE2ObpMKunre7HKAI&s=33ZgHAA4Fsa_Gbn8hwhoV855OLrw1_MBmjUmKqzTDm8&e=">RAE eNews 12.3.18</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew<br></p><p><br></p></div>
RAE eNews for 11.26.18http://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=347RAE eNews for 11.26.182018-11-28T20:30:13Z<div class="ExternalClassE40CB436D1F94EE58DA8B91EAC4FA48E"><p>​</p><p>Below is your RAE eNews for 11.26.18.</p><p> <a href="https://www.smore.com/m2s4k">RAE eNews 11.26.18</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Student Support Annex Named after Jeanne Colemanhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=978Student Support Annex Named after Jeanne Coleman2018-11-15T21:37:33Z<div class="ExternalClass397D9F9DF93B47F2A738A74FE84B9D31"><p><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees approved to name the Student Support Annex the "Jeanne Coleman Student Support Annex."</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The annex, recently known as "Creech University", served as the temporary campus for displaced Creech Elementary students and staff following Hurricane Harvey.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The facility, which is now property of Katy ISD, will house the District's Early Childhood Testing, Work-Based Learning Program, Speech Therapy Testing, Vision Impaired and Braille staff, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and other special education related services.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jeanne Coleman is well known in the Katy ISD Family for her passion and leadership skills.  She began her educational career as a speech-language pathologist and worked for 13 years in two different school districts. Coleman was hired by Katy ISD in 1998 where she worked as a speech-language pathologist at Nottingham Country Elementary (NCE). A year later, Coleman was promoted as an instructional officer.  Her role soon expanded to include the provision of speech therapy services for secondary students at the Opportunity Awareness Center and the Behavior Transition Program.  She also coordinated district-wide speech therapy, adapted physical education and related services for occupational therapy, physical therapy, music and art therapy.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">She worked tirelessly on establishing eligibility guidelines for the district, overseeing assessment teams and establishing service program guidelines, all while maintaining federal, state and local guidelines.  While in this role, her responsibilities continued to grow in size.  Coleman became responsible for the supervision and administrative responsibilities for roughly 120 direct hires and contract speech-language pathologists.  She also took on the instructional services for the visually impaired population throughout the district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Coleman's passion continues today for children with special needs as she advocates on their behalf to help them achieve their goals.  Coleman retired in 2016 with 31 years of dedication and service to students and parents.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Jeanne%20Coleman%20headshot.jpg" alt="Jeanne Coleman headshot.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:419px;" /><br></p></div>
Field Day Changeshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=346Field Day Changes2018-11-15T14:32:43Z<div class="ExternalClass49B0C32CC6DA4AD2BB332BBE907DCF5F"><p>​</p><p>Due to the field conditions and the anticipated cold weather for tomorrow morning, we will be moving the Field Day scheduled for Wednesday to Friday this week.  Thursday's Field Day will stay the same.  The revised schedule is below.</p><p>Thank you for your understanding.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew</p><p> </p><p><strong>Thurs, Nov 15th</strong></p><p>1st Grade & Pre-K/PPCD AM - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.</p><p>5th grade- 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.</p><p>2nd grade & Pre-K/PPCD PM - 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.</p><p><strong>Fri, Nov 16th</strong></p><p>Kinder - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.</p><p>3rd grade - 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.</p><p>4th grade - 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of Nov. 12thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=345RAE eNews for the Week of Nov. 12th2018-11-15T14:33:27Z<div class="ExternalClass51356CC706DD4D8E80316A5A96997DBF"><p>​</p><p>Below is your RAE eNews for 11.12.18.</p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/wb0zf">RAE eNews 11.12.18</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew<br></p><p><br></p></div>
RAE eNews 11.5.18http://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=344RAE eNews 11.5.182018-11-15T14:31:55Z<div class="ExternalClass50E063EC8648464F9D9924F04380BBC2"><p>​</p><p>Below is your RAE eNews for 11.5.18.</p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/qzmc5">RAE eNews 11.5.18</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Important Informationhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=343Important Information2018-11-15T14:31:29Z<div class="ExternalClass6F518723FB2F4B6A95E55977279E85D3"><p>​</p><p>Good Afternoon StingRAE Parents,</p><p>We have had an amazing start to the school year!  Just yesterday, we celebrated our love of books through our Book Character Parade and today we are celebrating all of the work done by our 4<sup>th</sup> graders and music teachers as we watch their musical, Rockin' through the 50s.  We know we couldn't do all of these great things without our wonderful RAE parents and we want you to know that we appreciate you.</p><p>Now that we are a few months into the school year, we would like to share some challenges we are having and ask for your help with our daily routines and procedures at school.</p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Arrival</span>- School begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Our target time for arrival is 7:55 a.m.  Due to the large volume of traffic in the morning, we need to utilize every minute from 7:35 a.m. – 7:55 a.m. to get our students in the building.  Please help us by shifting your departure time from home back 5-10 minutes. Daylight savings time is this weekend so that should help us too! If you usually leave at 7:45 a.m., plan to leave between 7:35 a.m. – 7:40 a.m. This will help our walkers get to the doors by 7:55.  For our car riders, there is no wait in line from 7:35 a.m. – 7:45 a.m., so arriving during this window of time will be very helpful.  We understand that our busses and daycare vans interrupt the flow of traffic.  We will continue to work on refining our system and appreciate you helping by joining the car rider line earlier, and in the order that you arrive.  You can also help by having your child ready to exit as soon as your vehicle is stopped.  Thank you for working together in partnership with us to show our students the importance of being early and on time.</li></ol><ol start="2" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">ID Cards</span>- Students must wear their ID at all times.  The ID badge is used to check out library books, to purchase food items in the cafeteria, and to provide easy identification of students in common areas of the school.  If your student loses their ID, they can purchase a replacement.  The cost is $2.00 for the ID Card and $2.00 for the lanyard.</li></ol><ol start="3" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Forgotten Items</span>- We are experiencing a high number of items being dropped off for students during school hours. Katy ISD highly values instructional time.  We cannot interrupt classroom time to inform teachers of items left at the front office for students.   If an item is brought up to school for a student, we will place that item in the teacher's mailbox, if space permits.   Our teachers visit their mailboxes at different times throughout the day, so we cannot guarantee when they will receive the item.  Please send jackets and water bottles with students in the morning.  Setting up routines to gather their items the night before will foster a sense of responsibility in our students.  Exception:  If a student forgets their lunch, lunches can be dropped off at school prior to 10:00 a.m.  Lunches will be delivered to the cafeteria and placed on the forgotten lunch table.  If a lunch is brought to school after 10:00 a.m., parents must check in at the front office with a valid ID and place the lunch on the forgotten lunch table in the cafeteria. </li></ol><ol start="4" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Birthday Treats</span>- Birthday treats can be left at the front office. The student must remember to come to the front office before recess to pick them up.  Be sure to let your child know that the treats will be there as calls will not be made to classrooms. </li></ol><p>We appreciate you taking the time to read these reminders to help us get off to a great start and minimize interruptions throughout the day.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Appoints Acting Superintendenthttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=976Katy ISD Board Appoints Acting Superintendent2018-11-13T01:43:02Z<div class="ExternalClass6D23AB53AA6C4EAF8AA20DC07F6B1098"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">During Katy ISD's Regular Board meeting tonight, Trustees voted to appoint Deputy Superintendent Ken Gregorski as acting superintendent effective December 1, until a permanent district leader is identified.  Superintendent Lance Hindt will continue to work closely with Mr. Gregorski and the Board until his retirement this January.  </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"My fellow Trustees and I believe that Katy ISD needs a leader who will continue to support the high quality leadership within, maintain our standard of student excellence, and advance the groundwork that has already been laid," said Board President Courtney Doyle.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Under Dr. Hindt's leadership, Katy ISD schools have taken the top spots in a number of regional, state and national rankings, graduation rates continue to trend upward each year, and students have consistently outperformed their peers across the state.  During Hindt's tenure the district also implemented its first ever strategic plan, and developed and passed a $609 million schools bond. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Gregorski has 26 years of experience in public education, which includes roles as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent<span style="text-decoration:underline;">.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Board of Trustees continues to review and discuss options for its superintendent search. As this is the most important decision a school board makes, no definitive timetable has been set for the process at this time.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Reaches Historical Goal of Enrolling its 80,000th Student!!http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=975Katy ISD Reaches Historical Goal of Enrolling its 80,000th Student!!2018-12-03T15:52:38Z<div class="ExternalClass5A748F759DCB42329829082C02EE7D43"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Expecting to end the year with an enrollment of 80,000 students, or fairly close to it, Katy Independent School District has reached this monumental milestone two months prior to the end of 2018.  Davidson Elementary third-grader Christopher Morcos was the lucky student.  He never expected his first week of school to be such an unforgettable experience.  Christopher received a warm welcome by Superintendent Lance Hindt and other district officials.  He was also recognized with several Century of Legacy gifts to celebrate the meaningful occasion.  The celebration comes precisely when Katy ISD is commemorating 100 years of educational excellence. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"We are very excited about the continued growth here in Katy ISD.  It is always great to welcome students and families to the proud traditions and exciting future here in Katy ISD," said Dr. Vonda Washington, assistant superintendent for school leadership and support.  "Gaining our 80,000 student while celebrating a legacy of 100 years dedicated to learning is remarkable," added Washington. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Though Christopher was born in America this will be his first time attending a school in the United States.  Just this week, the Morcos family moved from Egypt to Katy, Texas. For them, finding a good school home for their son was a top priority.  "I did my research and everyone recommended Katy ISD as the best school district," said Peter Morcos, Christopher's father.  "We decided to move into Katy and look for a house in this area so that we are able to go to a Katy ISD school," added Morcos.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">It's been no secret that families are moving west of Houston into what was known as a small suburb.  Communities zoned to the district have been flourishing at outstanding rates making Katy ISD one of the fastest growing school district, not just in Texas, but in the nation.  The quality of education offered in Katy ISD classrooms has attracted families from all parts of the world to what is now being called a destination school district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://youtu.be/hy4wlNcTpIg" title="Katy ISD Reaches Historical Milestone of Enrolling 80,000 Students!"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/110918_KDE_80000%20Student%20in%20Katy%20ISD.jpg" alt="110918_KDE_80000 Student in Katy ISD.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:393px;" /></a><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ugakv368u3txdq2/AAD8v6dOSjy4DCep3cH0TjJ4a?dl=0">Photo gallery of 80,000th student celebration for newscasts and publications.</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD State of the District Presented to the Communityhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=969Katy ISD State of the District Presented to the Community2018-11-01T13:48:54Z<div class="ExternalClass4033FAFC70404CEEA7707BA19666C838"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">If a snapshot of Katy Independent School District was taken today, what would it look like?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">As Katy ISD celebrates 100 years of providing unparalleled learning experiences, on October 26, Superintendent Lance Hindt spoke to the Katy ISD community and its staff regarding how far the District has come.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">   </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is proud to announce that not only this year, but in the past 100 years there have been several memories, milestones and accomplishments that speak volumes of one the fastest growing school districts in the nation.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Katy ISD staff, principals, department heads, teachers, along with the thousands of other employees will continue to do everything in their power to provide the best education and access to unique learning opportunities today, and for generations to come," said Superintendent of Schools Lance Hindt.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">One of the hardest hitting obstacles Katy ISD faced in the past year was brought on by Mother Nature.  Hurricane Harvey affected 16 campuses, including Creech Elementary, which was completely destroyed.  Employees at the Education Support Complex were also displaced for several months.  Despite the challenge, the District grew stronger and more united after this storm allowing for the passing of a Bond and continued implementation of several strategic design goals.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Strategic design discussion and input led to the creation of eight goals based on seven overarching beliefs, a learner profile and learner outcomes," said Ken Gregorski, Deputy Superintendent of Katy ISD.  "We are now in the second year of our five-year plan," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is one of 447 districts nationwide and in Canada recognized on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll for increasing access to AP coursework while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning a passing grade.  Our students also excelled in the annual Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo with nearly 465 projects, which totaled more than half a million dollars in sales.  Additionally, the District earned an "A" letter grade in the TEA's new accountability rating. Katy ISD was the largest school district, with close to 80,000 students to receive this grade.  Just recently Niche, an educational data analysis site, also announced their "Top 10 Public Elementary Schools in the Houston Area" and Katy ISD took all 10 spots, plus an additional six.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Providing exceptional instruction and learning, as well as a safe and secure environment, is a process that involves great teachers, parents, school staff, administrators, mentors, volunteers, businesses, parent support groups, along with local and state governments," said Board of Trustees President Courtney Doyle.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f8dixb0tfkx3op7/AAA_B7B_DB9EUauao-sXZwlaa?dl=0">Photo Gallery of State of the District Event</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of October 29thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=342RAE eNews for the Week of October 29th2018-10-29T19:44:29Z<div class="ExternalClass7859DC2028BE4296A5039008AF0528AF"><p>​</p><p>Below is your RAE eNews for 10.29.18.</p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/08qd2">RAE eNews 10.29.18</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Dominates List of Best Public Elementary Schools in Houstonhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=967Katy ISD Dominates List of Best Public Elementary Schools in Houston2018-10-29T18:11:27Z<div class="ExternalClass5578E13CF11E4DB2B3EFD5CB086D0BB3"><p>It wasn't just the first, the second, nor the third spot on the list of 2019 Top 10 Public Elementary Schools in the Houston area, Katy Independent School District took all 10 of them plus six additional ones, claiming the top 16 spots on the list!  </p><p>Niche, an educational data analysis site, compiles data from the Department of Education as well as student and teacher surveys to determine the list of top schools.  Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings and the overall quality of the school district.  Last year Katy ISD swept the list as well claiming the top 15 spots. </p><p>The following Katy ISD elementary schools made the list:</p><ol><li>Fred & Patti Shafer Elementary</li><li>Bonnie Holland Elementary</li><li>WoodCreek Elementary</li><li>Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>Stan C. & Patsy Stanley Elementary</li><li>Tom Wilson Elementary</li><li>Jo Ella Exley Elementary</li><li>Sue Creech Elementary</li><li>Michael L. Griffin Elementary</li><li>Keiko Davidson Elementary</li><li>Roosevelt Alexander Elementary</li><li>Roberta Wright Rylander Elementary</li><li>Hazel S. Pattison Elementary</li><li>Ray & Jamie Wolman Elementary</li><li>Jeanette Hayes Elementary</li><li>James E. Randolph Elementary</li></ol><p>Katy ISD has a total of 41 elementary schools with an overall district enrollment of close to 80,000 students.<br></p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of October 22ndhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=341RAE eNews for the Week of October 22nd2018-10-22T18:22:20Z<div class="ExternalClass347BFB7C097B400E8505996B7E39CDA0"><p>Below is your RAE eNews for 10.22.18.</p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/mpxah">RAE eNews 10.22.18</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew<br></p><p>​</p></div>
Are you RAE-dy for the Amazing StingRAcE?http://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=340Are you RAE-dy for the Amazing StingRAcE?2018-10-17T15:01:38Z<div class="ExternalClassA80A4CF849F349FFB532D7E726E77399"><p>​</p><p>The Amazing StingRAcE is THIS SATURDAY at 8:00 am at RAE!  Are you ready?</p><p>1) Register...it's not too late!  <a href="http://www.raepta.org/">www.raepta.org</a></p><p>2) We currently have met <strong>32% ($14,795) of our school-wide goal ($45,000).  We need every student's help to reach our goal!</strong> Great prizes await your student at 50%, 75%, 100% and beyond! </p><p>3) Reach out to family and friends for donations or ask your company to match your donation!  RAE keeps every penny, so everyone's donation goes directly to our playground, teacher development and classroom technology. </p><p>IMPORTANT UPDATES:</p><p>The FREE student shirts will be distributed Thursday and Friday.  If you have already registered to participate in the race, your wristbands will accompany your student's free shirt.  PLEASE wear your wristband Saturday morning to begin the course.  Children 4 and under will not need a wristband.</p><p>If you ordered a shirt for the fundraiser, in addition to the free shirt your student is receiving, those will come home with your student on Friday.</p><p>You can register the morning of the race at RAE.  If you have friends or neighbors who want to participate, please encourage them to come at 7:30 a.m. to register.  The registration fee is $40 and is greatly appreciated.  All are welcome!</p><p>Parking will not be available at RAE on Saturday morning as the space will be utilized for vendors and games, so please park elsewhere or plan to walk or bike. </p><p>Plan to stay after the race for free coffee, tea, water, fruit and lemonade while supplies last.  We will also be having our silent auction in the  gym.  You can preview auction items in the lobby at RAE.  Donuts, breakfast sandwiches and hot dogs will be available for purchase!</p><p>Thank you for your support and see you Saturday!</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew<br></p><p><br></p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of Oct. 15thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=339RAE eNews for the Week of Oct. 15th2018-10-15T17:57:57Z<div class="ExternalClassD49F7B44FEDF4D3E9348E6808217AA0F"><p>​</p><p>Below is your RAE eNews for 10.15.18.</p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/921ar">RAE eNews 10.15.18</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew<br></p><p><br></p></div>
The Amazing StingRAcEhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=338The Amazing StingRAcE2018-10-10T13:48:25Z<div class="ExternalClass5D01E1CB817B404D9457BCDECF2BB159"><p>​</p><p>To learn more about The Amazing StingRAcE fundraiser, check out this video made by our very own StingRAE students!</p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/T8mufAssNF8">The Amazing StingRAcE Video</a></p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/115073a81d4d598d61e90feb8781f3174133a713/stingrace.JPG" alt="The Amazing StingRAcE" style="width:689px;margin:5px;" /><p>Click to register and/or donate today!</p><p><a href="https://www.myvlink.org/raepta/products.php?CatID=1696">https://www.myvlink.org/raepta/products.php?CatID=1696</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew<br></p><p><br></p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of October 8thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=337RAE eNews for the Week of October 8th2018-10-08T23:36:10Z<div class="ExternalClass02DD1E02DCB0457F882C17382482883A"><p>​</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:uictfonttextstylebody;font-size:17px;">Below is your RAE eNews for the week of October 8, 2018.</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:uictfonttextstylebody;font-size:17px;">Don't forget, we have early dismissal today at 12:20 p.m.</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:uictfonttextstylebody;font-size:17px;"><a href="https://www.smore.com/0trdh">RAE eNews 10.8.18</a></p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:uictfonttextstylebody;font-size:17px;">Sincerely,</p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:uictfonttextstylebody;font-size:17px;">Your RAE Crew<br></p><p><br></p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of Sept. 24thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=336RAE eNews for the Week of Sept. 24th2018-09-25T16:19:13Z<div class="ExternalClassECBC9156F30E4A8E812581A7ED7657FE"><p>Below is your RAE eNews for 9.24.18</p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/qrh50">RAE eNews 9.24.18</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew<br></p><p>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Collaborates with FBI in Think Before You Post Campaignhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=949Katy ISD Collaborates with FBI in Think Before You Post Campaign2018-09-28T19:55:12Z<div class="ExternalClass30B08DA3ECDC4FD78281ACC6C8A067BE"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Hoax threats are not a joke.  This type of action can lead to serious legal consequences, even if there was never an intent to carry out the threat.  Katy Independent School District has joined forces with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Houston Division and various other law enforcement agencies to launch a public awareness campaign entitled #ThinkBeforeYouPost. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Members of the Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff's Office, police chiefs from Houston, Katy, Fort Bend and Aldine Independent School Districts as well as Crime Stoppers of Houston and Clear Channel Outdoor seek to educate the public about the consequences of making hoax threats of violence to schools and other public places.  Every threat is taken seriously and this type of behavior is considered a crime which can lead to a sentence of up to five years in prison, if escalated to a federal crime.  If a federal charge is not warranted, state charges can be considered.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I would like to give a word of commendation to the federal authorities for putting together an effort including law enforcement agencies from area school districts. This is a campaign that creates awareness with young people and also with their parents," said Robert Jinks, Katy ISD Chief of Police.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to authorities, posting false threats through social media platforms or any electronic means, not only requires countless hours of investigation by law enforcement agencies but it also drains school resources and ends up costing taxpayers' money.   In some cases, schools shut down resulting in the loss of instructional time for students and teachers.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Misguided attempts at humor are no laughing matter and can end up ruining a student's future aspirations and career opportunities.  Katy ISD seeks the public's assistance to curb hoax threats among our student population.  Below you will find additional resources to share with family and friends.  Remember hoax threats are not a joke, so <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>think before you post!​</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span><strong style="text-align:left;">Resources:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.fbi.gov/video-repository/think-before-you-post-psa.mp4/view">Think Before You Post PSA</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/ftw-podcast-hoax-threats-campaign-052318.mp3/view">FBI, This Week: Campaign Addresses Consequences of Hoax Threats</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/ftw-podcast-espanol-hoax-threats-campaign-053118.mp3/view">Esta Semana en el FBI: Por Medio de una Campaña se Abordan las Consecuencias de las Amenaza</a></li><li>​</li><li></li></ul><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Think%20Before%20You%20Post%20Picture.jpg" alt="Think Before You Post Picture.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:607px;" /><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Think%20Before%20You%20Post%20Picture2.jpg" alt="Think Before You Post Picture2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:589px;" /><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><br></span></div></div>
The Amazing StingRAcE Fun Runhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=335The Amazing StingRAcE Fun Run2018-09-19T18:29:02Z<div class="ExternalClass4A7E604A811A47D8BABFCAC007381C01"><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;">​We are excited to introduce our fall fundraiser, The Amazing StingRAcE fun run!  Our fall fundraiser this year is an exciting event for the whole family and the Grand Lakes community.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;">The Amazing StingRAcE is on<strong> Saturday, October 20th at 8:00 a.m. </strong>The<strong> </strong>fun run starts and ends at the RAE parking lot and follows a 2 mile loop through Grand Lakes.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;">Thank you to our generous sponsor, <strong>Hanis & Stevenson Orthodontics,</strong> for donating one free RAcE t-shirt to every RAE student! </p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;">No participation or purchase required!</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;">Please fill out the Google Form below to indicate your child's t-shirt size. Deadline is <strong>Thursday, September 27th!</strong></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;">T-shirts will be delivered to your child's classroom the week of October 15th. Fun run registration and matching shirts for additional participants will be available for purchase soon on the RAE PTA website by pre-order only. No extra t-shirts will be ordered. </p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/CGMw5d1g2szrMvpq1" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://goo.gl/forms/CGMw5d1g2szrMvpq1&source=gmail&ust=1537467998086000&usg=AFQjCNEaoum-zC_8hBS1-hur3tB12a9F1g" style="color:#1155cc;">Fun Run T-Shirt Order Form</a></p><div><br></div></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of Sept. 17thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=334RAE eNews for the Week of Sept. 17th2018-09-19T18:27:43Z<div class="ExternalClass21D5973975AE47F48C8C0FDE08FDE845"><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;">Below is your RAE eNews for 9.17.18.</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;"> <a href="https://www.smore.com/7v1gx" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.smore.com/7v1gx&source=gmail&ust=1537468001652000&usg=AFQjCNFtDYUtVi6NEk5NSY6_vs4b03tsAw" style="color:#1155cc;">RAE eNews for 9.17.18</a></p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;">Sincerely,</p><p style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;background-color:#ffffff;">Your RAE Crew​</p><p>​</p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of Sept. 10thhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=333RAE eNews for the Week of Sept. 10th2018-09-10T17:29:01Z<div class="ExternalClass965DC6EC643645559C3926DED6767C02"><p>​We want to give a big Thank You to our wonderful PTA for coordinating our Grandparents Day lunches last week.  It was wonderful to see so many StingRAE families.<br> <br>This edition of the RAE eNews includes information about many new and exciting happenings at RAE in the coming weeks.<br> <br>Thank you for taking the time to be "in the know" and for continuously supporting our school events.<br> <br>Sincerely,<br> <br>Your RAE Crew</p><p><a href="https://www.smore.com/ecdfp">RAE eNews 9.10.18</a></p></div>
Proclamation 2019 – Instructional Materialshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=944Proclamation 2019 – Instructional Materials2018-09-07T20:25:15Z<div class="ExternalClassD72F5B594D5D47E584EA260AD56FD75D"><p>Instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts are included in Proclamation 2019.  Materials will be reviewed and selected this year for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.  The selection process has been designed to include input from administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, parents, community and special programs.  A schedule of meetings and dates are detailed below.  Committees for the Review of Instructional Materials (CRIM) members will be receive calendar invitations for the meetings.</p><p><em>Katy </em><em>I</em><em>SD is loo</em><em>k</em><em>ing for</em><em> </em><em>pare</em><em>n</em><em>t volunte</em><em>e</em><em>rs to serve</em><em> </em><em>on </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>s to r</em><em>e</em><em>v</em><em>i</em><em>e</em><em>w and s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>t new instru</em><em>c</em><em>tional materials</em><em> </em><em>that will be </em><em>i</em><em>mpl</em><em>e</em><em>m</em><em>e</em><em>nted during the</em><em> </em><em>2</em><em>0</em><em>19</em><em>- 2020 s</em><em>c</em><em>hool y</em><em>e</em><em>ar. The subject areas, days and times are indicated in the chart below. If </em><em>y</em><em>ou</em><em> </em><em>wo</em><em>u</em><em>ld like</em><em> </em><em>to be a part of one</em><em> </em><em>of the</em><em> </em><em>re</em><em>v</em><em>iew </em><em>c</em><em>o</em><em>m</em><em>m</em><em>i</em><em>tt</em><em>ee</em><em>s, </em><em>c</em><em>ompl</em><em>e</em><em>te the</em><em> </em><em>int</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>e</em><em>st fo</em><em>r</em><em>m at </em><a href="https://tinyurl.com/Proclamation-2019"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong>https://tinyurl.com/Proclamation-2019</strong></em></span></a><em> </em><em>to be</em><em> c</em><em>onsid</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>e</em><em>d for participation on the s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>tion </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>.</em><em> </em><em>K</em><em>ee</em><em>p in</em><em> </em><em>mind that not all volunt</em><em>e</em><em>e</em><em>rs may be</em><em> </em><em>s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>ted to </em><em>s</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>v</em><em>e</em><em> </em><em>on a</em><em> </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>.</em></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>C</strong><strong>om</strong><strong>m</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>tee</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Final Day 3</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Reading & Word Study (Spelling)</p><p>(K-8 English & K-6 Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 15, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Writing & Handwriting </p><p>(K-5, English and Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 29, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">English Language Arts (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 24, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 30, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">English Learners Language Arts (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Personal Financial Literacy</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 18, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 29, 2019</p><p>8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>El distrito escolar independiente de Katy busca a padres voluntarios para formar parte del comité que seleccionará los materiales educacionales nuevos de lectura, redacción, caligrafía y estudio de palabras (antes conocido como ortografía) para los grados escolares K-8. Estos materiales serán usados durante el año escolar 2019-2020. Si usted quiere ser parte de uno de los comités de selección, complete el formulario en </em><em> </em><a href="https://tinyurl.com/Comit-de-revisi-n"><span lang="ES-MX" style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong>https://tinyurl.com/Comit-de-revisi-n</strong></em></span></a><em> y usted será uno de los candidatos considerados para ser parte del comité. Por favor tenga en cuenta que no todos las personas interesadas en formar parte del comité serán seleccionadas.</em></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Comité</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Último </strong><strong>Día</strong><strong> 3</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lectura y estudio de palabras (ortografía) (K-8 inglés y K-5 espaňol)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 15, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM  – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Escritura y caligrafía (K-5, inglés y español)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 29, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM– 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Artes del lenguaje en inglés (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 24, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 30, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM– 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Artes del lenguaje para estudiantes que aprenden inglés como segundo idioma (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Educación financiera personal</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 18, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 29, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>
Katy ISD Celebrates a Century of Legacyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=943Katy ISD Celebrates a Century of Legacy2018-09-07T15:33:11Z<div class="ExternalClassCCA63BF150714AB8A1EB2D7FCABD2D55"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">An impressive milestone has been reached at Katy Independent School District. This year the District will celebrate a "Century of Legacy".</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Enacted on February 25, 1919, the legislature of the State of Texas established and created Katy ISD out of part of Harris, Waller and Fort Bend Counties.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">During our centennial celebration, Katy ISD invites everyone to view the historical accomplishments through our </span><a href="/sites/100Year/Pages/default.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD Century of Legacy website</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, which details landmark accomplishments, the stories of affluential leaders and images that have survived the test of time.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">   </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Throughout the school year, Katy ISD will celebrate a century of dedication and commitment to our students, staff and community with campus celebrations and learning opportunities for our students, the future legacies of Katy ISD.   It is also a perfect opportunity for the District to partner up with those who can contribute additional information on the past achievements of one of the fastest growing school districts in the nation.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the past several months, dozens of Katy ISD employees along with namesakes and community members shifted through yesteryears and identified key events and timelines, all of which can now be found in a centralized location.  The goal is to make known a legacy filled with growth, tradition, culture and meaning.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD looks forward to celebrating this centennial, as well as commence on its next century of providing educational excellence.  </p></div>
RAE eNews for the Week of Sept. 3rdhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/RAE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=332RAE eNews for the Week of Sept. 3rd2018-09-04T17:16:11Z<div class="ExternalClass3DD3E279B171450891AA6A34D409F7B9"><p>Below is your RAE eNews for 9.3.18.</p><p> <a href="https://www.smore.com/w7thx">RAE eNews 9.3.18</a></p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your RAE Crew​</p><p>​</p></div>
Katy ISD is Stronger Together, One Year after Harvey!http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=938Katy ISD is Stronger Together, One Year after Harvey!2018-08-28T17:35:28Z<div class="ExternalClassED27DFA8514C4B0DB56B9DC56D2D01C0"><p>It's hard to imagine that it has been a year since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast.  This storm would end up being one of the most devastating natural disasters in Texas history, and one that would have a huge impact on the Katy ISD community.  One year later, Katy ISD is Stronger Together!  Through the <a href="/community/Pages/Harvey.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Katy ISD </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Stronger Together</em></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> website</span></a>, the District is highlighting the valiant acts of heroism and resilience, of which many silently took place before, during and after the storm.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In total, 16 Katy ISD campuses sustained damages, and close to 15,000 students along with nearly 3,000 employees were directly impacted by the flooding.  Since then the indomitable Katy Spirit has shined brighter than the destruction.  Recognizing that we are stronger together, Katy ISD officials joined forces with government agencies and area residents to help our Katy residents.  The selfless service of individuals could be seen when shelters were opened and donations started pouring in.  Many Katy ISD employees even got on buses to conduct water rescues in flooded neighborhoods and the overwhelming donations at times brought even the strongest to tears.  <br><br>As we reflect on the first year since this catastrophic event, we would like to take time to recognize the people who turned a tragedy into a triumph of community.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Visit our <a href="/community/Pages/Harvey.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Katy ISD </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Stronger Together</em></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> website</span></a>.  </p></div>
Katy ISD Launches Legacy Parent Academyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=937Katy ISD Launches Legacy Parent Academy2018-08-27T20:57:00Z<div class="ExternalClass696831611A8445A294BC986A75915E48"><p>​Starting September, Katy Independent School District will launch an initiative created to equip all parents with tools to provide additional support to their children. It is called Legacy Parent Academy. In it, parents will hear from experts on topics that impact students and schools district-wide such as financial aid for college, mental health resources and bullying. </p><p>"Legacy Parent Academy is a new initiative designed as part of the District's Strategic Plan Goal 8, which focuses on supporting the emotional well-being of all learners," said Director of Counseling Services Christy Maeker.  "This is a great opportunity to provide parents with information and strategies to assist their children," added Maeker.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Legacy Parent Academy sessions are supplemental to campus-based programs and initiatives. The topics of each session were selected based on the need expressed by parents and in response to concerns the District sees on campuses and the community.  Katy ISD looks forward to working with local media partners to promote and cover these sessions, which can be found on the district's <a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy website</a>.  The first session "Emotional Well-being and Referral Processes" is on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Legacy Stadium from 6 – 8 p.m., with capacity for 325 attendees.  This is the first of 11 Legacy Parent Academy sessions planned for the 2018-19 school year.  Five of the academy sessions focus on social-emotional learning topics while six of them focus on academic topics.    </p></div>

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