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Katy ISD Announces Kickoff of Bond 2017 Construction 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>
Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling2018-03-09T22:14:51Z<div class="ExternalClass6697999891E7435B8DD1A8193A6B1127"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">As visitors walk along the main pathway at Katy Heritage Park, they will notice the names of several Katy Independent School District teachers etched, not just onto bricks, but into Katy ISD's legacy.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">A total of 63 bricks were dedicated to the 2016-2017 Campus Teachers of the Year who have devoted countless hours towards the education of their students.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Behind every successful student there is an encouraging teacher who has been a guiding force for future leaders. These Katy ISD teachers never set out to be recognized but their commitment has made a difference in the lives of many students.  These bricks will leave a lasting legacy of their remarkable commitment to uphold the district's vision of education.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Being a teacher in Katy ISD gives our educator a life of true meaning and purpose.  The district has some of the best teachers in the country. Because they see potential in students, many leaders in various professions carry on the district's vision to "<em>Be the Legacy</em>".</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD thanks Venus Construction, Rover Oaks and the Katy Heritage Society for providing a space for the brick laying.  During the ceremony, the Taylor High School Chamber Choir provided entertainment with several singing performances.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="">Pictures of the Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</a> </p></div>
Katy ISD Approves New 2018-19 Transportation Model ISD Approves New 2018-19 Transportation Model2018-03-02T22:10:56Z<div class="ExternalClassD8A563DACAED4A2BB49C7D95C6DBC82A"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">After receiving input from the Katy Independent School District community, through Y</span><em style="text-align:justify;">our District, Your Voice</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> initiative, the Board of Trustees approved to change the 2018-19 transportation model.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Beginning this fall, Katy ISD will transition to a multi-bell schedule.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2018-19 transportation model will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  Elementary campuses will be divided in two groups.</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;">Currently, the Katy ISD Transportation Department is in the process of establishing routes and pairing elementary schools to determine which campuses will be included in Elementary Group 1 and Elementary Group 2.  Information on the start and end times for these campuses will be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval. The information will be announced at a later date.</p><p>Parents who have questions about the new transportation multi-bell schedule can visit:  <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/020118_Transp%20Q%20and%20A.pdf">Katy ISD Transportation Questions and Answers</a>. </p></div>
2018-19 Transportation Model and Bell Schedule Transportation Model and Bell Schedule2018-03-01T20:05:46Z<div class="ExternalClass8BFE2709889D48469FB360D596750D30"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Your%20District%20Your%20Voice%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="Your District Your Voice - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>March 1, 2018</p><p>Dear Katy ISD Parents/Guardians, Community and Staff,</p><p>After careful consideration and review of feedback from 20,000 parents and community members, the Board of Trustees approved a change to the 2018-19 Katy ISD transportation model at the February 26 Regular Board Meeting.</p><p>Beginning this fall, Katy ISD campuses will transition to a multi-bell schedule.  However, criteria for transportation eligibility will remain the same.   Elementary students residing outside of a ½-mile radius of their school and secondary students outside of a 1-mile radius, will continue to be eligible for transportation services. </p><p>The 2018-19 transportation model will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  Elementary campuses will be divided in two groups.  Elementary Group 1 will begin school at 8:00 a.m. and dismiss at 3:20 p.m., and Elementary Group 2 will begin at 8:20 a.m. and dismiss at 3:40 p.m.  All junior high campuses will begin at 8:45 a.m. and dismiss at 3:55 p.m.  High school start and dismissal times (7:25 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.) will remain unchanged. </p><p>Katy ISD's Transportation Department is in the process of establishing routes and pairing elementary schools to determine which campuses will be included in Elementary Group 1 and Elementary Group 2.  Information on the start and end times for each elementary campus will be presented to the Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting on April 23, 2018.  In the meantime, please take a moment to review our <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/020118_Transp%20Q%20and%20A.pdf">Transportation Questions and Answers.</a> This Q & A will be updated as additional questions are brought to our attention.</p><p>We greatly appreciate the guidance of our parents and community as the 2018-19 model was developed over these past few months.  This model will allow the District to provide the same level of service to families in 2018-19 while enabling us to utilize our drivers more efficiently, as well as address safety concerns in areas of the District that are becoming increasingly congested.</p><p>Thank you for your continuous support and feedback.</p><p>Katy ISD</p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Principal of Schmalz Elementary ISD Announces Principal of Schmalz Elementary2018-02-28T19:54:31Z<div class="ExternalClass14D322795CA84D66B7771EBFDB33766D"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District welcomes Charlotte Gilder as the new principal of Schmalz Elementary School.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Mrs. Gilder has worked in the field of education for 24 years.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">She has been a teacher, counselor and assistant principal.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I am looking forward to serving the Schmalz students, families and staff," said Charlotte Gilder, new principal for Schmalz Elementary. "I know it's going to be a fun-filled adventure as we work together to pave the way to excellence.  I can't wait to see how high we soar as a school and community!" she added.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In 1994, Ms. Gilder began her educational career as a teacher in Port Arthur ISD and Goose Creek Consolidated ISD.  She later became the reading/writing specialist for Kirk Elementary at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.  Several years later, she became a counselor at both Lamar Consolidated ISD and Katy ISD.  Following her counseling career, she joined Katy ISD and became assistant principal first at Mayde Creek Elementary from then at Beckendorff Junior High and later at Tom Wilson Elementary.  Her most recent administrative position was at Morton Ranch Junior High where she was the student support assistant principal.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ms. Gilder holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Sam Houston State University.  Additionally, she holds a Master's of Arts in Counseling and Development as well as a Master's of Education in School Administration. Both were awarded from Prairie View A&M.  </p><p>Ms. Gilder will begin her new role on March 15.</p><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/022718_SES_Charlotte%20Gilder%20new%20principal-cropped%20smaller.jpg" alt="022718_SES_Charlotte Gilder new principal-cropped smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Years ISD Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Years2018-02-28T16:24:21Z<div class="ExternalClassF7F5F6CCC16B427FB371474B760C525A"><p>As part of the Katy Independent School District, "<em>Your District, Your Voice</em>" initiative, the community has provided its input for the upcoming yearly instructional calendar.  The Katy ISD Board of Trustees has approved the following option for the 2018-2019 academic year: </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Option #1</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></tbody></table><p> </p><p>"The District is required to have a minimum of 75,600 minutes of instruction per school year," says Bonnie Holland, associate superintendent for administration, governance and legal affairs.  "With the options approved, Katy ISD has enough calendar minutes to cover two bad weather days," added Holland.</p><p>K-12 <em>Insight</em>, the external research firm conducting the survey, found that, out of the 22,169 participants, 65% favored option #1.   The Board also approved an instructional calendar for 2019-2020 school year.  This calendar mirrors the preferred components of the 2018-19 calendar.​​​​</p></div>
We Are the World Are the World 2018-02-06T16:12:16Z<div class="ExternalClassBFDCB06B73A446C4A5ACAE878AD9E2C3"><p>​</p><p>Schmalz Elementary is hosting our very own International Festival with the theme "We Are the World" on Saturday, March 24th, from 10-12.</p><p>We would love each country to be represented, but we need YOUR help!!  Your child should have brought home a yellow note asking for your participation.  If you would love to share your heritage with the students and families of Schmalz, please fill out and return the entry form ASAP!</p><p>We will be having a meeting with both parents and committee members on February 9th at 4 pm, in the learning center.  We look forward to seeing you there!!  Please contact Mrs. Curbo at <a href=""></a> with any questions!!</p><p>Thank you so much for your interest and participation!!​</p></div>
Katy ISD Hosts 33rd Annual Katy Folk Life Festival ISD Hosts 33rd Annual Katy Folk Life Festival2018-01-31T16:31:47Z<div class="ExternalClass3E5A9F12D8BA4DBBA6A9676FD3EFC628"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Ever wondered what life was like in Texas during the late 1800's?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">At the upcoming 33</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">rd</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual </span><a href="/dept/olc/Pages/FolkLifeFestival.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Katy Folk Life Festival</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, visitors will get a chance to experience pioneer life by seeing how they dressed, how they survived, the types of foods they prepared and even where their children went to school.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Other activities include:</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">blacksmith demonstrations, hand quilting, woodworking and roping skills presentations.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Admission is only $1.</span></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center<br>6301 S. Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Saturday, April 7<br></strong></span><strong>9 a.m. – 4 p.m.</strong></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Ranks as the Top School District in the Greater Houston Area ISD Ranks as the Top School District in the Greater Houston Area2018-01-31T17:28:58Z<div class="ExternalClass91E94EBC57814372824E4B064099AB2A"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">The <a href="">2018 Best School Districts rankings</a> have been announced and looks like "</span><em style="text-align:justify;">The Best is in the West</em><span style="text-align:justify;">" for the Greater Houston area, with Katy Independent School District taking the top spot.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Niche, a ranking and review organization for K-12 schools, assesses school districts across America every year.  Katy ISD received an overall grade of "A+" for its outstanding educational accomplishments.  The rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics, reviews from students and parents, as well as data from the U.S. Department of Education.  Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings and more.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is known as one of the fastest growing school districts in the country and currently has an enrollment of over 77,000+ students.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Learn more about the Niche 2018 Best School Districts in the Houston Area​ on their <a href="">website​</a>.<br></p></div>
Bad Weather Make-Up Days Weather Make-Up Days2018-01-23T20:59:11Z<div class="ExternalClass2280F6119EA34A048DF4776A717EFE46"><p></p><div>Texas weather has not been kind and continues to bring many challenges to our community.  Due to the wintery conditions that caused the District’s closure last Tuesday and Wednesday, we need to alert you to a change to our 2017-18 Instructional Calendar.</div><div><br></div><div>As you may know, Katy ISD, along with all Texas school districts, is required by state law to have 75,600 minutes of instructional time built into its calendar each year.  While the Texas Education Agency (TEA) granted our district a waiver for missed instructional time this past fall as a result of Hurricane Harvey related closures, the District has been informed that waivers will not be provided for last week’s bad weather days.</div><div> </div><div>Unfortunately, our students lost significant instructional time this year.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Monday, February 19</em></span><em> is currently designated as a bad weather day and will be used to make up instructional time </em><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>for all students</em></span><em>.  Additionally, in order to be in compliance with state law, </em><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>the secondary school day will be extended by ten minutes during the week of May 14-18, with dismissal being at 2:45 p.m. each day. </em></span><em> </em></div><div> </div><div>We recognize that this may be an inconvenience for some families, and we apologize ahead of time for that.  Just as we must meet the requirements of the law, it is also just as important that we are in a position to ensure that we can effectively achieve our mission to provide educational excellence and opportunities that prepare our students for success in college, career and life.  With that said, having our students in school to grow and learn is of the utmost importance.    </div><div>As always, your understanding and support is greatly appreciated.  </div><div><br></div></div>
Katy ISD Community Education Registration Now Open 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>
Pre-AP Information for Parents Information for Parents2018-01-18T18:50:51Z<div class="ExternalClass23D0F4048CF448F486795C7094A6AFA2"><p>​Parents of fifth grade students who will attend a KISD junior high in 2018-2019 are invited to view a presentation regarding Katy ISD’s Pre-AP and AP Program. ​</p><p>The presentations (English and Spanish) will be located at </p><p><a href="/dept/GT/Pages/default.aspx">GT PRESENTATION​</a><br></p><p> below the Quick Link labeled “Presentations”. The presentation will provide an overview of the advanced academics in Katy ISD and will address commonly asked questions about student participation in Pre-Advanced Placement courses. Pre-AP courses (grades 6-10) are designed to prepare students to be successful in Advanced Placement (AP) courses (grades 9-12). AP courses are generally available to juniors and seniors at each of the Katy ISD high schools. AP courses provide students the opportunity to engage in college level studies with the option of taking an AP exam and possibly qualifying for college credit. In addition, research indicates that students who participate in an Advanced Placement course are more likely to complete an undergraduate program, more likely to choose academically challenging majors in college and more likely to pursue an advanced degree. Katy ISD offers Advanced Placement courses in the following disciplines – English, social studies, science, mathematics, languages other than English, computer science, music and art. For questions about secondary course selection, attend events held at each junior high campus (dates are publicized by the junior high); consult the 2018-2019 Course Catalog; or, contact the junior high counselor.​<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Earns Place on AP® District Honor Roll 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="">College Board website</a>.</p></div>
Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time 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>
Pre-Registration Dates for 2017-2018 Dates for 2017-20182017-03-24T14:35:35Z<div class="ExternalClass8109D68DFFED4F619C71F84164857B2E">​<span style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;">Thursday, March 09, 2017</span><span style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"></span><div class="ExternalClass6AAD7DB4980E424FB312DAA92C72A46D" style="color:#222222;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p>​Pre-registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on elementary school campuses on the following dates:</p><p>Thursday, April 6              Kindergarten and New 1<span style="font-size:10.725px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">st</span> grade</p><p>Tuesday, April 11               Pre-Kindergarten</p><p>Registration will be open on both days from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m  and from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.</p><p>Refer to the registration page at <a href="/dept/counseling/Pages/Registration.aspx" style="color:#c40000;"></a> for more information.</p></div></div>
GT Information for 2016-2017 Information for 2016-20172016-08-29T16:09:12Z<div class="ExternalClassB1F81D30C9E143D4B812B7D7EE56F499"><p>​</p><p><strong>GT Information for 2016-2017</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>5</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> Grade</strong> </p><p>5th grade GT information letter will go home in Tuesday Folders on September 13<sup>th</sup>.  The deadline for turning a completed Parent Checklist to Mrs. Steinger is September 29, 2016.  </p><p>            </p><p><strong>Kinder</strong></p><p>Kinder GT Parent Checklists will go home in Tuesday folders on September 20<sup>th</sup>.  The deadline for returning completed Parent Checklists to Mrs. Steinger is October 11, 2016.  </p><p> </p><p>If you would like information on the GT program for Kindergarten please consider attending one of the following sessions:</p><p>10/4/16    USE 7pm (Spanish and English session offered)</p><p>10/5/16    CRHS Commons 5pm or 7pm (English sessions only)</p><p> </p><p><strong>1</strong><strong><sup>st</sup></strong><strong>- 4</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> Grade</strong></p><p>Grades 1st-4th GT information letters will go home in Tuesday folders on November 8th. Please email Mrs. Steinger at <a href=""></a> to request a Parent Checklist. </p><p>ALL completed Parent Checklists are due back to Mrs. Steinger no later than December 9, 2016 (firm date). </p><p> </p><p>If you would like information on the GT program for grades 1-4 please consider attending the following GT Awareness meeting:</p><p>11/14/16   ESC 7pm-9pm in room 1200</p><p> </p><p>Please email Liz Steinger, Challenge Teacher, at <a href=""></a> with any questions about the GT program​</p></div>
Meet the Teacher the Teacher2016-08-04T16:16:32Z<div class="ExternalClass438A74E286AE46D8A7437A539DD49180"><p>Welcome back to school!  We are so excited to meet all of our new and returning students!​</p><p><br></p><p>August 18th, 2016</p><p><br></p><div style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;margin:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" color="#1F497D"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Grades 3,4,& 5 (5:30-6:15pm)</span></font></span></font></div><div style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;margin:0px;background-color:#ffffff;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2" color="#1F497D"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Grades PK,K,1 & 2 (6:30-7:15pm)​</span></font></span></font></div><p><br></p></div>
SES Ranked #3 in Houston Schools Ranked #3 in Houston Schools2016-01-28T16:43:02Z<div class="ExternalClass2151EDE7CC7740BC8EC6003E6B613D1E"><p>​Outstanding news for the Shark Family.  Please click below and learn about how Schmalz compares to other Houston schools. Schmalz ranks #3 in the Houston area! What an accomplishment because of your hard work and dedication to student success! ​ So proud of our students, families and staff for working together to create such an amazing learning experience for our kids.</p><p><br></p><p><a href="">SES #3 in Elementary School Ranking in Houston</a></p></div>

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