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Katy ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the Badgehttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=917Katy ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the Badge2018-06-01T19:37:47Z<div class="ExternalClass1CAFE9553AC94A3A93818D7B2E8A2052"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">This summer two Katy Independent School District students will enjoy their school break thanks to the quick thinking of three Katy ISD Police Officers.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Officer Christopher Pickering, Officer Michael Seiss and Officer Jose Gonzalez used their law enforcement and crisis management skills to save the lives of two students contemplating suicide.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Chief of Police Robert E. Jinks, along with his staff, honored them with the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Chief's Meritorious Citation Award.</em><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On January 8, 2018, Officer Pickering was dispatched to a residence in reference to a possible suicidal student.  Officer Pickering's crisis intervention skills and his ability to develop a rapport with the student led to a voluntary mental health evaluation which saved the student's life.  After receiving treatment, the student informed the police department that Officer Pickering's dedication to his duty and his show of concern prevented him from taking his life that evening.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On March 7, 2018, Officer Seiss and Officer Gonzalez were dispatched to Cinco Ranch High School in reference to a possible suicide.  Upon arriving both officers quickly assessed the severity of the incident and immediately began life-saving measures, that included creating a make-shift tourniquet with a leather belt, in order to halt the loss of blood from the victim. The actions of these two officers were instrumental in saving his life. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Every day there is an abundance of heroism displayed by our officers throughout our campuses," said Chief Jinks.  "Although we don't often witness these acts of bravery, the work our law enforcement officers conduct at our schools proves to be a life-changing one," added Jinks. </p><p>The <em>Chief's Meritorious Citation Award</em> is presented to recognize and reward the actions of law enforcement officers and staff for their meritorious service to our school district.  This recognition reflects a commitment to the Katy ISD Police Department's core values which are <em>Integrity First, Service before Self and Excellence in All.</em><em>  </em>All three officers will now wear the merit pin as part of their uniform. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Christopher%20Pickering.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Christopher Pickering.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Christopher Pickering</p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Jose%20Gonzalez%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Jose Gonzalez - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Jose Gonzalez</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Michael%20Seiss%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Michael Seiss - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Michael Seiss</p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Appoints New Principal of Seven Lakes High Schoolhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=915Katy ISD Appoints New Principal of Seven Lakes High School2018-05-30T19:50:53Z<div class="ExternalClass7468E440E20E4741B1C5AB3542FD623E"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Superintendent Lance Hindt appointed Kerri Finnesand as the new principal of Seven Lakes High School (SLHS).</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Finnesand will be replacing Ted Vierling who was named the new assistant superintende</span><span style="text-align:justify;">n</span><span style="text-align:justify;">t of operations during the monthly Katy ISD board meeting.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Becoming a Spartan is a distinction I will value tremendously," says Kerri Finnesand, new principal for SLHS.  "I will uphold the great work that has taken place by the campus students and staff and also strive to advance the educational excellence values as well as the character and service we offer at this campus that I now call my new home," added Finnesand.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ms. Finnesand has 22 years of experience in education.  Her service includes five years of teaching, three years as an assistant principal, two years as an intermediate principal and 13 years as a principal at all three levels.  Ms. Finnesand holds a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master of Education from the University of Houston.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ms. ​Finnesand will join the Spartan family on May 31.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​​<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Names New Assistant Superintendent of Operationshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=914Katy ISD Names New Assistant Superintendent of Operations2018-05-30T19:50:21Z<div class="ExternalClassBFF04B140E5544E38F9CBBAFCC310E30"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">With a unanimous vote of 6-0, tonight the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees named Ted Vierling as the new assistant superintendent of operations. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Vierling has 20 years of experience in Katy ISD.  His service includes four years of teaching and two years serving as an assistant principal at Mayde Creek High School and two years as an assistant principal followed by five years as the principal at Beckendorff Junior High.  For the past seven years, he has served as the principal at Seven Lakes High School.  </p><p>Mr. Vierling is a graduate of Katy High School.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Education Leadership from the University of Houston.  Mr. Vierling will begin his new position on July 1, 2018.​</p><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Ted%20Vierling%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="Ted Vierling - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinctionhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=913Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinction2018-06-11T12:30:31Z<div class="ExternalClassA622B8E8FDCD466FAA46E2628605D116"><p>Out of its 67 campuses, Katy Independent School District is proud to announce that this year, 21 were named a <em>Texas Honor Roll School</em> by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE). <br></p><p><br>"What a great way to end the school year by receiving this prestigious recognition.  This distinction speaks volumes of the great things happening in our schools. It takes a village to educate a child and our superstar staff and students should be proud of the work they have accomplished," said Christine Caskey, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer.<br> <br>The 2017-18 Texas Honor Roll includes:</p><ul><li>Alexander Elementary</li><li>Davidson Elementary</li><li>Griffin Elementary</li><li>Holland Elementary</li><li>Jenks Elementary</li><li>Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>McRoberts Elementary</li><li>Pattison Elementary</li><li>Shafer Elementary</li><li>Williams Elementary</li><li>Wilson Elementary</li><li>WoodCreek Elementary</li><li>Beck Junior High</li><li>Beckendorff Junior High</li><li>Cinco Ranch Junior High</li><li>McMeans Junior High</li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High</li><li>Tays Junior High</li><li>WoodCreek Junior High</li><li>Cinco Ranch High School</li><li>Seven Lakes High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">After an extensive analysis of student data, these Katy ISD schools were clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond.  The 2017-18 Texas Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle and high schools that consistently demonstrate high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in student outcomes over time and a closing of the achievement gaps.  For high schools, Texas Honor Roll recognition includes college readiness.  This year, the program recognized 729 higher performing schools across the state.  These schools become an accepted example to other school districts seeking to learn and replicate the best practices employed at these campuses.</p><p>The Katy ISD schools will be provided with a banner to display at their campus.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2018-Honor-Roll-Logo-district.jpg" alt="2018-Honor-Roll-Logo-district" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:266px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Valedictorians and Salutatorians for its Seven High Schoolshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=912Katy ISD Announces Valedictorians and Salutatorians for its Seven High Schools2018-05-24T17:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClass21627E26FF9B4001B74DF6F88450A235"><p>Katy ISD is proud to announce the top two students from each high school who are ranked highest academically in their respective graduating classes.  These students have worked extremely hard from the very first day of their ninth grade year until the last day of their senior year.  Many of them are now moving on to prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation.  The 2017-2018 valedictorians and salutatorians are:<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Cinco Ranch High School:</p><ul><li>Shreya Budhiraja – Valedictorian</li><li>Subhiksha Srinivasan– Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy High School:</p><ul><li>Marie-Anne Barron - Valedictorian</li><li>Piper Mackenzie Harris – Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Mayde Creek High School</p><ul><li>Arman Thomas Yazdian– Valedictorian</li><li>David Liu – Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Morton Ranch High School</p><ul><li>Penelope Nicole Meranio Gadia – Valedictorian</li><li>Kelly Tseng – Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Seven Lakes High School</p><ul><li>Anusri Dharmendra Shah – Valedictorian</li><li>Dennis Liu – Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Taylor High School</p><ul><li>Sachi Khemka – Valedictorian</li><li>Hachem Bey El-Murhbi – Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Tompkins High School</p><ul><li>Viraaj Singh Punia - Valedictorian</li><li>Rohit Ramesh Kamath – Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l478vsslwdce0xq/AAB8YNpzliI0MU8YOxUROZFua?dl=0">Pictures of the 2017-18 Valedictorians and Salutatorians.</a>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Student Heads to New York to Receive Prestigious Awardhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=903Katy ISD Student Heads to New York to Receive Prestigious Award2018-05-17T14:12:38Z<div class="ExternalClass4C5660A409764ACABA475C2D5A644EBD"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Kaitlyn Sheroke, a senior at Katy Independent School District Seven Lakes High School (SLHS), has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal Scholastic Writing Award for her short story titled </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Sirenia</em><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Kaitlyn will be traveling to New York City to be recognized during the annual Carnegie Hall ceremony on June 7.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"We are over-the-moon proud of our young scholar who has been a student in Katy ISD since her elementary school days," said SLHS English Department Chair Pam Cannon.  "Kaitlyn's writing is more than just an assignment, she pours out her heart into each and every one of her pieces.  The SLHS Spartans are proud to see her work receiving the national attention it deserves," added Cannon. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">To receive this award, students must first go through regional judging in order to advance to national review.  This year, Kaitlyn along with nine other Katy ISD students became regional Gold Key participants.  The history of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is known for its rich notable alumni, like Sylvia Plath and Joyce Carol Oates, who have gone on to write a variety of contemporary works of literature which are read around the world.</p><p>After graduation, Kaitlyn will be attending Baylor University.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/051618_SLHS_Kaitlyn%20Sheroke%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="051618_SLHS_Kaitlyn Sheroke - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p>(Attribution:  Seven Lakes High School Senior Kaitlyn Sheroke)</p></div>
Katy ISD Breaks Ground on New Junior High and High Schoolhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=900Katy ISD Breaks Ground on New Junior High and High School2018-05-02T22:10:00Z<div class="ExternalClass804C03D39B9242F595228ECE717FFE9E"><p>​As community development continues around the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision, today the magnified sounds of the Seven Lakes High School (SLHS) Spartan Drumline could be heard for blocks as the groundbreaking ceremony of Junior High #16 and High School #9 took place.  Both schools will alleviate the thriving southwest quadrant of the district and provide relief to existing campuses that currently house students in the surrounding boundaries. </p><p>"Within the walls of these schools, future leaders will be taught, memories will be made and educational opportunities will prepare and inspire," said Superintendent Lance Hindt.  "The construction of these campuses will be a new opportunity for this neighborhood and our community at large, to invest in our students as they create their future," added Hindt.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The buildings will be constructed as part of the 2017 voter-approved bond program.  These educational facilities will not only be state-of-the-art buildings with collaborative spacing and leading edge technology, but they will be equipped with quality educators which make Katy ISD one of the best schools in the country. The construction of both facilities is another example of Katy ISD's promise to the community to provide unparalleled learning experiences to all students.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Also participating in the ceremonial turning of dirt was the general contractors Drymalla and Satterfield & Pontikes as well as PBK Architects, Inc.  </p><p>​Missed the event?  <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1810353372318077.1073742102.113148448705253&type=1&l=41ec9c6726">Click here</a> for pictures of the groundbreaking ceremony.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/JH16%20and%20HS9.jpg" alt="JH16 and HS9.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
IMPORTANT Information for Incoming Freshmen – Class of 2022http://www.katyisd.org/campus/SLHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=117IMPORTANT Information for Incoming Freshmen – Class of 20222018-05-07T15:34:18Z<div class="ExternalClass0C7E1A1C5CAB459C8379A138F7BA0FBC"><p><strong> Fish Camp for Incoming Freshman Students, Class of 2022</strong></p><p><strong>Date:</strong>  Thursday, August 2, 2018</p><p><strong>Time:</strong>  1:00pm – 4:00pm, <strong>please register</strong><strong><em> </em></strong>by August 2, 2018 <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoy5CgNjJhTYEvpeCF5pN5VRqhyqnF6M43KNEEEE5aZvccTQ/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link"><strong>Fill out form </strong></a></p><p><strong>Class shirts will be on sale: </strong>$20 cash or check payable to SLHS</p><p><strong>Drop Off Location:</strong> Performing Arts Center</p><p><strong>Pick up Location:</strong>  Main Campus Gymnasium</p><p>               </p><p><strong> Fish Camp for Parents of Incoming Freshmen </strong></p><p><strong>Date:</strong>  Thursday, August 2, 2018</p><p><strong>Time:</strong>  6:30pm</p><p><strong>Location: </strong> SLHS Performing Arts Center</p><p>2022 Class T-shirts will be available for purchase for $20, cash or check payable to SLHS</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Spartans Transitioning through Excellent Preparation (S.T.E.P.)</strong></p><p>This program is designed for our incoming 9th-grade students and offers short courses in the areas of Algebra 1, Biology, English 1, and Study Skills. Students will leave these classes with valuable resources to begin their high school experience. <br><br>Classes will be offered on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, and Wednesday, August 1, 2018. There is a $5 non-refundable cash fee for each class. Click on the links below to see a brief description of each course.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The specific times and days classes are offered can be found on the Ticket Request Form link below.</span>  All sessions for a particular course are the same so you can choose the time and day that works best for you. <strong>Tickets will be sold in the</strong> <strong>9</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> Grade Front Office from May 9</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> to May 30</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong>, from 7:15 am to 3:00 pm.   All sales are non-refundable and </strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>CASH ONLY.</strong></span><strong> </strong><br><br><strong> </strong><strong>Click on the links below for S.T.E.P. information</strong></p><ul><li><a href="/campus/SLHS/Documents/What%20Are%20S.T.E.P.%20Classes.pdf">What are S.T.E.P. Classes</a></li><li><a href="/campus/SLHS/Documents/How%20To%20Purchase%20S.T.E.P.%20Tickets.pdf">How do I purchase tickets for S.T.E.P?</a></li><li><a href="/campus/SLHS/Documents/Ticket%20Request%20Form.pdf">Ticket Request Form </a></li></ul><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong>Spartan Spectacular (This event is for all Seven Lakes Students and their families.)</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This is a come and go event for all Seven Lakes students and their families held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  This is the first time students can pick up their preliminary schedules and locate their lockers.  Our clubs and organizations will be giving information and selling spirit wear, English novels will be on sale in the library, and much much more!  We will conclude the evening with a Pep Rally at the stadium.</p></div>
Katy ISD Announces New Start Times for 2018-19 School Yearhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=894Katy ISD Announces New Start Times for 2018-19 School Year2018-04-24T20:51:21Z<div class="ExternalClass0A6D99E2154948078100D2728A73FB62"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Beginning this fall, Katy Independent School District will transition to a </span><span style="text-align:justify;text-decoration-line:underline;">multi-</span><span style="text-align:justify;">bell schedule which will support the new district transportation model.  Last night, the Katy ISD </span><span style="text-align:justify;text-decoration-line:underline;">Board of Trustees</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> announced the elementary schools that will fall under Group 1 and 2.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2018-19 <span style="text-decoration:underline;">multi-</span>bell schedule will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  These changes will alleviate the challenges the district is facing with bus driver recruitment as well as safety concerns with congested traffic in areas within Katy.  Elementary campuses will be divided in two groups.  To verify what group your child's campus falls under, <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/Transportation_QandA.pdf">click here</a>.</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Grade Level</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>AM Start Time</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>PM Dismissal Time</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7:25 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2:35 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:00 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:20 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:20 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:40 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Junior High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:45 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:55 p.m.</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Parents who have questions about the new transportation multi-bell schedule can visit:  <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/Transportation_QandA.pdf">Katy ISD Transportation Questions and Answers</a>. </p></div>
​WANTED! FISH CAMP MENTORS for the Class of 2022http://www.katyisd.org/campus/SLHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=116​WANTED! FISH CAMP MENTORS for the Class of 20222018-06-11T16:14:47Z<div class="ExternalClassB681A13975A3479AB9EC952C26BD2253"><p>Students interested in being a Fish Camp mentor for the incoming freshman at Seven Lakes High School must complete and submit the online Google Doc application <span style="text-decoration:underline;">by Wednesday, April 25, 2018</span>.  The link is given below. Fish Camp and mentor training will be held on Thursday, August 2<sup>nd</sup>.  Students should see Mrs. Trotter in the 9th-grade<sup></sup> center if they have questions.  </p><p>To register, <strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePgOiHRqQH2V2iQRsA5yFOslfIPcORXldzZmc3y4jfgFlq3Q/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link">fill out this form</a>.</strong></p><p> </p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Kickoff of Bond 2017 Constructionhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=879Katy 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 Approves New 2018-19 Transportation Modelhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=875Katy 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 Schedulehttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=8722018-19 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 Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Yearshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=869Katy 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>
Dyslexia Parent and Educator Canvas Pagehttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/SLHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=112Dyslexia Parent and Educator Canvas Page2018-01-24T15:57:52Z<div class="ExternalClassF416C1D287B64EADACC40DFD0150E950"><p>The Office of Interventions is excited to announce that the <strong><a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Canvas Page </a></strong> is live and ready to be accessed.  They hope you find it a helpful tool to share with others. The page will be updated regularly to include new information that becomes available.</p><p><a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816</a><br></p></div>
8th Grade Parent Night Presentationhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/SLHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1118th Grade Parent Night Presentation2018-01-24T15:51:35Z<div class="ExternalClass1985AEF0FC094FEAB4197F4155B37CEC"><p>For parents who were unable to attend the 8th Grade Parent Night Presentation on January 11th, you may view the slideshow by <a href="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VCYY5swC2csOfIHJwvpNlwKMo837Um3uiypts0gFGSU/edit?ts=5a67b2a3">clicking here</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>
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS - All Gradeshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/SLHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=105SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS - All Grades2017-07-24T19:52:56Z<div class="ExternalClassA6CEF5D828AC49F1AD6BCCCB1ED1B289"><p>​Click on the link to see a general list of school supplies for 2017-2018.  If additional supplies are needed for a specific class, students will receive a list the first week of class.</p><p><a href="/campus/SLHS/Documents/SCHOOL%20SUPPLY%20-%20SLHS%20General%20School%20Supply%20Lists.pdf">SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST (click here​</a>)</p></div>
Child Find Noticehttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/SLHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=49Child Find Notice2015-03-27T15:38:11Z<div class="ExternalClass1E755DF3201440859EEB7D197B2D642E"><p>​It is Katy ISD's responsibility to identify and evaluate students who within the intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 need special services or programs in order that such students may receive the required free appropriate education.</p><p>A student who may need specialized instruction or programs within the intent of Section 504 is one who: </p><div><ul><li><p>has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of life’s major activities; or <br></p></li><li><p>has a record of such impairment; or <br></p></li><li><p>is regarded as having such an impairment.<br></p></li></ul></div><p>Students may be eligible under the provisions of Section 504 even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Parents who believe that they have a child who may qualify for special services or programs under Section 504 should contact Miche` Norris, the campus 504 coordinator for Seven Lakes High School. She can be reached at <a href="mailto:leighmnorris@katyisd.org">leighmnorris@katyisd.org</a>.</p></div>

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