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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>
Senior Awards Night Awards Night2018-03-21T18:03:03Z<div class="ExternalClassDE8A54781D7344E9ACDC6DF16012C446"><p>​We are in the process of planning the <strong>SENIOR THS ACADEMIC Awards Program </strong>which is May 2nd and by invitation only. We need to know the scholarships and academic awards received by our seniors. A file of this information is compiled for the district and we strive to record accurate values of the awards. We do not post or announce the dollar amount of any award. Please list ALL awards you've received THIS YEAR and ONLY scholarships you are accepting. </p><p>Please indicate if the scholarship is awarded due to Athletics or if it's Academics. AS OF 7:15AM on May 2nd, we will not be able to announce any of the scholarships you enter at the Awards Ceremony, but please continue to enter them for district records. </p><p>Click <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>HERE</strong></a> to input information.​</p></div>
After School Tutorials School Tutorials2018-03-21T18:00:56Z<div class="ExternalClass6EF3C726A47D4921BF53F74921603FD3"><p><span style="color:#222222;"><span style="">​</span><span style="">To assist students in need, we are starting a tutorial program that will cover all core areas and stay open until 4:15pm. On Tuesday’s and Thursday’s students may attend any of the open rooms, and get help in multiple areas.​</span></span></p><p><span style="color:#222222;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Students will then be able to ride the 4:30 late bus as needed. </span><span style="">​</span><br style=""></span></p><p><strong>​</strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/After-School-Tutorial-Labs.pdf" target="_blank" style="font-size:13px;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" /><strong>-Tutorial List-​​​</strong></a></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>
Pacesetters Present - Stronger Than the Storm Present - Stronger Than the Storm 2018-03-08T14:00:16Z<div class="ExternalClass44F2F491EA0D418E8B49F5B5BC73E879"><p><em>​</em><em><strong>Stronger than the Storm</strong></em> is a brand new show performed by the Taylor High School Pacesetter Dance Team directed by Darby Boyd Wiles (2017 Texas Dance Director of the Year) and has an original soundtrack by Houston based composer, David Michael Hyde. Fully incorporating dance and aerial dance, this show tells ALL of our stories as we survived Hurricane Harvey. Profits will benefit families who still need help.​</p><p style="text-align:left;">Tickets are on sale for <em><strong>Stronger than the Storm</strong></em>.  Get yours today!!! </p><p style="text-align:left;">To purchase tickets and learn more about the production, please visit:</p><p style="text-align:left;text-decoration:underline;"><a href=""></a></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Proceeds will benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey</strong><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Check out our feature on KHOU Channel 11 news: </strong> </span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href=""></a></p><p>The performance is at MATCH. The MATCH site is 3400 Main Street, between Main to the East and Travis to the West, Holman to the South and Francis to the North. MATCH is two blocks South of Elgin and three blocks north of Alabama.​​​</p><p>Location: <a href="" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;">​</a></p><p><br></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>
Instructional Materials Selection 2018-19 Materials Selection 2018-192018-03-02T17:17:43Z<div class="ExternalClass360A78EF29C04C70BF49423138D21FD2"><p>​Katy ISD will be selecting new instructional materials for the following courses: Forensic Science, Earth Science, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Government, AP Economics, and AP World History. <br><br>These materials will be implemented during the 2018- 2019 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will be on display during business hours (8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex from March 5– 9 and March 19 – 23. In addition, instructional materials will be available for review from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.</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 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>
2016-2017 Federal Report Card for THS Federal Report Card for THS2018-02-15T13:20:54Z<div class="ExternalClass024BB8A4892C417FB40634BBF1AB7CF4"><p>​Katy ISD is sharing information about the State, district and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). An information letter, along with a copy of the 2016-17 Federal Report Cards for the State, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/Pages/default.aspx"> ​</a>or at <strong><a href="" target="_blank"></a></strong>.​</p></div>
Sophomores & Juniors & Juniors2018-02-14T20:38:50Z<div class="ExternalClassEC4C506D691C466497B9C46A3227E9EA"><p><strong>​Sophomores</strong> - Mark your calendars for the<strong><em> Rising Junior Night</em></strong> (current sophomores). It will be <strong>Monday, April 16th at 6:30PM</strong> <strong>in the Taylor Performing Arts Center</strong>. We encourage both parents and students attend. We will cover graduation plans; transcripts; GPA Exempt courses; Dual credit courses; PSAT; Admission tests such as SAT and ACT; test preparation; and Naviance for scholarships and colleges searches. </p><p><strong>Juniors </strong>- We'd like for you to mark your calendar for the <em><strong>Rising Senior Night</strong></em> (current Juniors) which will be held at <strong>6:30PM on April 9th in the Taylor Performing Arts Center</strong>. We encourage both parents and students attend.  We will cover test preparation; admission tests such as ACT or SAT; transcripts; college admissions; and financial aid options. <br></p></div>
Taylor HS Announces Teacher of the Year HS Announces Teacher of the Year2018-02-13T22:09:19Z<div class="ExternalClass030DFBB6D37A472794E3BC2F72E0E49E"><p>​Jenny Brunsell has been selected Teacher of the Year at James E. Taylor High School by a vote of her peers. <a href="/campus/THS/Pages/Teacher-of-the-Year.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>See Photo.</strong></a></p></div>
Katy ISD National Signing Day ISD National Signing Day2018-02-08T23:53:28Z<div class="ExternalClass4F2DCA2D94714E2A8849108A323CBAE8"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District celebrates National Signing Day events across its high schools.  Traditionally on the first Wednesday of February, high school seniors can sign a binding national letter of intent for a collegiate sport.  This is a day when the countless hours of practice, sweat </span>and<span style="text-align:justify;"> effort pay off for </span>student athletes<span style="text-align:justify;">. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"There is nothing more rewarding than to see our students signing and committing their future to one of many esteemed universities across the country," says Debbie Decker, Katy ISD Athletics Director.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"National Signing Day is a culmination of their hard work but it's also the start of a lifelong legacy," added Decker.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Several Katy ISD students committed to numerous prestigious colleges across the country and more are expected to take place throughout the year.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Cinco Ranch High School 2018 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Blake Kuithe, Football, University of Utah</li><li>Brant Kuithe, Football, University of Utah</li><li>Josh Ofili, Football, Brown University</li><li>Tyler Worrell, Football, Columbia University</li><li>Katie Becker, Soccer, University of Texas – San Antonio</li><li>Olivia Futch, Soccer, University of Texas – San Antonio</li><li>Bryn Haden, Soccer, Roanoke College</li><li>Bryston Cain, Football, Texas A&M University - Commerce</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Katy High School 2018 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Josef Fisher, Football, Louisiana College</li><li>Evan Greathouse, Football, Southwestern Assemblies of God University</li><li>Jonah Lebischak, Football, Oklahoma Baptist University</li><li>Jacob Lighter, Football, Texas A&M University – Kingsville</li><li>Austin Marshall, Football, Southern Arkansas University</li><li>Josh Oglesby, Football, Texas A&M University – Kingsville</li><li>Santee Parker, Football, University of Mary Hardin - Baylor</li><li>KeShon Rowe, Football, Texas A&M University – Kingsville</li><li>Gavin Spangler, Football, Benedictine College</li><li>Jacob Thornton, Football, Missouri University of Science & Technology</li><li>Moro Ojomo, Football, University of Texas</li><li>Alex Koll, Golf, LeTourneau University – Longview</li><li>Paige Thompson, Soccer, University of Oklahoma</li><li>Keelin Garrity, Soccer, Our Lady of the Lake University</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Mayde Creek High School 2018 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Keyonte' Fiakpui, Football, Trinity Valley Community College</li><li>Ikenna Nsoedo, Football, Tyler Junior College</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Morton Ranch High School 2018 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Shentatious Knox, Soccer, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Seven Lakes High School 2018 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Rick Barrick, Football, Southern Arkansas University</li><li>Derek Jones, Football, University of Mary Hardin – Baylor</li><li>Trey Jones, Football, University of Mary Hardin – Baylor</li><li>Keilan Johnson, Football, University of Mary Hardin – Baylor</li><li>Garrett Scott, Football, Houston Baptist University</li><li>Tyler Strain, Football, Henderson State University</li><li>Jacqhuan Bloomfield, Football, University of Louisiana - Monroe</li><li>Felipe Latorre, Soccer, St. Edwards University</li><li>Trey Nickel, Soccer, University of Texas – Dallas</li><li>Ali Kyser, Tennis, University of Mary Hardin – Baylor</li><li>Sydni Dusek, Soccer, University of Houston</li><li>Morgan Goode, Soccer, University of Houston</li><li>Bri Mickshaw, Soccer, East Texas Baptist University</li><li>Megan Hu, Softball, Carnegie Mellon University</li><li>Tori Garcia, Softball, San Jacinto College</li><li>Alex Burkhart, Basketball, LeTourneau University</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Taylor High School 2018 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Praise Amaewhule, Football, University of Texas - El Paso</li><li>Ean Beek, Football, Houston Baptist University (signed in December)</li><li>Austin LeFevre, Football, Southwestern University</li><li>Otito Ogbonnia, Football, University of California, Los Angeles</li><li>Levi Rucker, Football, University of Texas – Permian Basin</li><li>Max Wright, Football, Texas A&M University (signed in December)</li><li>Hudson Pullin, Baseball, Franklin Pierce University</li><li>Tyler Golden, Baseball, Oklahoma Wesleyan University</li></ul><p><a href="">View photo gallery of Katy ISD National Signing Day</a>. </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>
2016-2017 State Report Card for THS State Report Card for THS2018-02-15T13:20:24Z<div class="ExternalClassC6AD0672E4BF4B4486FBCF7B5FF9E584"><p>​Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and THS as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2016-2017 School Report Card for the state, district and THS are available for your review in the front office of THS, or can be accessed online at <strong></strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>​​</strong></a></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>
Accessing your PSAT/NMSQT scores your PSAT/NMSQT scores2017-12-12T15:02:47Z<div class="ExternalClass513E999E64224F56B3D116932A0C5F84"><p>​<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Some THS students may already be getting emails from College Board about seeing their Oct. 2017 PSAT scores and the video below is a useful video.  We will distribute the actual printed materials at the start of second semester.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Accessing Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report ​- <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br></span></p></div>
How to get ENews updates from Taylor HS to get ENews updates from Taylor HS2017-10-02T12:20:41Z<div class="ExternalClass5561380F60F34A59A4F9CF34CA34C934"><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:21px;">T</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:21px;">he Parentlink messaging system allows community members to sub</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:21px;">scribe to campus enews messages, as well as District-level messages such as the KatyISD Update and Board Meeting Notices. The link (</span><a href="/dept/communications/Pages/subscribe.aspx" target="_blank" style="font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:21px;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><font color="#0066cc"></font></span></a><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:21px;">) to subscribe to these messages is available on the home page in the box tit</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:21px;">led "Katy ISD Update." This link also includes a box next to each campus, which allows community members to subscribe to individual campus enews.</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:21px;">​</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">​</span><span style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">​</span>​<br></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>
Student Parking for 2017 - 2018 Parking for 2017 - 20182017-07-31T18:18:51Z<div class="ExternalClass9961A635EFDC406F8E7754D61229D5B4"><p>​<span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Student Parking information for the coming school year is available by clicking </span><strong style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="/campus/THS/Pages/Parking.aspx">here​</a></strong><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">.</span><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">​</span>​</p></div>
Scholarships, Resumes, Colleges, Oh My!, Resumes, Colleges, Oh My!2017-01-03T16:46:03Z<div class="ExternalClassBA9A0496D7CF48D7A71C06380C14622D"><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">​Taylor High School Counselors’ office is pleased to offer our students access to Naviance. Students can access Naviance on MYKATYCLOUD.</p><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">• Scholarships</div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">• Career Planning</div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">• College Searches</div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">• Resumes</div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">• And much more!!</div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">How to Use Presentation - <a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Naviance%20Instructions.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Naviance Instructions.pdf</a></div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Flyer - <a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Naviance.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Naviance.pdf</a>​</div></div>
Get the Katy "On the Go" APP for your Phone! the Katy "On the Go" APP for your Phone! 2016-04-26T12:50:04Z<div class="ExternalClassA0AD7473A73842B891B2AAC7CF54140F"><p>The Katy ISD mobile app can be customized for Taylor High School. Here are all the instructions you will need. <strong><a href="/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx">Click Here.​</a></strong></p></div>

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