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Taylor TPA Thanks Pacesettershttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=388Taylor TPA Thanks Pacesetters2018-05-24T17:27:40Z<div class="ExternalClassD701A2FA1BDD467DBB619F225CF08A87"><p>​The Taylor Parents in Action (TPA) would like to thank the Pacesetters who recently donated $5,000.00 to  TPA's Mustang Outreach from the profits of their show, “Stronger than the Storm”.​</p><p>Mustang Outreach was started this year to help Taylor students in need and has touched many through your kindness and generosity.<br></p><p>TPA Website -<a href="http://thstpa.org/" target="_blank"> <strong>http://thstpa.org​</strong></a> </p><p>Stronger Than the Storm - <a href="https://youtu.be/bU2A5LgGXpY" target="_blank"><strong>https://youtu.be/bU2A5LgGXpY​</strong></a></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>
Blue Out Shirts for 2018-2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=387Blue Out Shirts for 2018-20192018-05-23T14:33:53Z<div class="ExternalClass622803CA5C834788823ADA975EA49CFC"><p>​Every year each grade level sells BLUE OUT t-shirts for their class fundraiser. This will help to reduce the cost of your student’s senior prom ticket, which can be $125.00 or more.</p><p>This year’s BLUE OUT t-shirt will be your student’s “ticket” into the Homecoming pep rally on Friday, October 19th. This year’s Homecoming football game is Friday, October 19th, at Legacy Stadium, at 6:30 p.m. We encourage students to wear their BLUE OUT t-shirts to all Taylor activities. Shirts will be distributed before Homecoming. Students must sign for their shirt.</p><p><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Blue-Out-Shirt-Order-Form-2018-2019.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Blue-Out-Shirt-Order-Form-2018-2019.pdf</a>​<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Student Artwork to be Displayed in Washington D.C.http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=910Katy ISD Student Artwork to be Displayed in Washington D.C.2018-05-22T21:13:50Z<div class="ExternalClass5F3226FF6AFD46EB8705D7535B6D5632"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The breathtaking masterpieces of two Katy Independent School District students will soon be on display in Washington D.C., as part of the annual Congressional Art Competition.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Congressman John Culberson announced that Taylor High School student Soah Kim's drawing, </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Girl with Boots</em><span style="text-align:justify;">, was the overall winner from his district.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">She will receive two complimentary airfare tickets to Washington D.C. to view her work on display at the U.S. Capitol.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Congressman Pete Olson awarded Tompkins High School Mya Stalnaker and her painting </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Sequined Sweetheart </em><span style="text-align:justify;">the first runner-up recognition</span><em style="text-align:justify;">.</em><em style="text-align:justify;">  </em><span style="text-align:justify;">Her creation will be hung in Olson's D.C. office for a year.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Kevina Seo, from Taylor High School won second place for her painting titled <em>Horse rider with Texas Flag</em>.  Her picture will be framed and hung in Congressman Culberson's D.C. office for one year.  Additionally, Cinco Ranch High student Phuongthy Tran's <em>Goatee</em> piece was third runner up and his piece will be part of Pete Olson's Sugar Land office for an entire year.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"It's through these artistic pieces that our Katy ISD students can explore the connection between art and storytelling," said Assistant Director of Fine Arts Mitzi Jones.  "The classic creations of our students are not just stunning, they engage viewers to interpret and create narratives," added Jones.</p><p>The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the talents of their young constituents.  Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/052118_Girls%20with%20Boots_Soah%20Kim%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="052118_Girls with Boots_Soah Kim - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Girl with Boots</em> by Taylor High School Soah Kim<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/052118_Sequined%20Sweetheart_Mya%20Stalnaker%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="052118_Sequined Sweetheart_Mya Stalnaker - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Sequined Sweetheart</em> by Tompkins High School Mya Stalnaker<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/052118_Horse%20rider%20with%20Texas%20Flag_Kevina%20Seo%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="052118_Horse rider with Texas Flag_Kevina Seo - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Horse rider with Texas Flag</em> by Taylor High School Kevina Seo<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/052118_Goatee_Phuongthy%20Tran%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="052118_Goatee_Phuongthy Tran - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Goatee</em> by Cinco Ranch High School Phuongthy Tran<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Fish Camp for Incoming Freshmenhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=386Fish Camp for Incoming Freshmen2018-05-22T19:02:55Z<div class="ExternalClassC8D9A87A996C48478059A626B4033EAD"><p>​Fish Camp will be held on Monday, August 6 from 8-12 Noon.</p><p>All incoming freshmen are invited to attend!</p></div>
Chick-fil-A Leader Academyhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=385Chick-fil-A Leader Academy2018-05-22T17:39:39Z<div class="ExternalClassC832CD8F10894AADAE8CE3021782B00C"><p>​<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Chick-fil-A Leader Academy</strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Applications</strong> are due online June 1<sup>st</sup>.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="https://app.chickfilaleaderacademy.com/apply" target="_blank"><strong>https://app.chickfilaleaderacademy.com/apply</strong></a><strong> </strong><br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><img src="/campus/THS/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/chick-fil-a.png" alt="chick-fil-a.png" style="margin:5px;" /><br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><img src="/campus/THS/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Chickfilaacademy%20application.png" alt="Chickfilaacademy application.png" style="margin:5px;" /><br></span></p></div>
​STAAR EOC Scores http://www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=384​STAAR EOC Scores 2018-05-25T12:44:48Z<div class="ExternalClass7AF80CBE337E45009B3799B8C7A0E5F1"><p>​Parents may now use the Texas Student Portal to access STAAR End-of-Course exam scores, with complete results expected by May 25, 2018.  </p><p>See the attached directions from Katy ISD for details.  First locate your student's unique access code at <a href="/parents/Pages/Resources.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>http://www.katyisd.org/parents/Pages/Resources.aspx</strong></a> .  Then go to <a href="https://texasassessment.com/" target="_blank"><strong>https://texasassessment.com</strong></a> to find you student's report card and scores. </p><p>The Unique Access Code and STAAR EOC test results will be loaded into HAC and available to parents by Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  ​</p><p><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/STAAR-access-results-directions.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" /><strong>STAAR-access-results-directions.pdf</strong></a><br></p></div>
THS Graduation Live Streaming http://www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=382THS Graduation Live Streaming 2018-05-26T01:12:54Z<div class="ExternalClass2CA96E73B8604AFFA8BA3F5DBA68A871"><p>​For those friends and relatives around the world who are not able to attend graduation, it will be streamed live from the Merrell Center on Saturday, May 26, at 9:00 AM. Follow <strong><a href="http://www.merrellcenter.org/" target="_blank">this link​</a></strong> for more information.​</p></div>
Class of 2019 Senior Portraitshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=381Class of 2019 Senior Portraits2018-05-08T19:24:12Z<div class="ExternalClass6E8B2BB64E964F2FBF557B4EA85CFF3A"><h2 style="background-color:#ffffff;">*Class of 2019 Yearbook Senior Portraits*</h2><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"></p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>Legacy Studios</strong> is our new official senior portrait photographer!</span></p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>To schedule your portrait sitting:</strong></p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Go to: <a href="http://seniors.legacystudios.com/taylorhs-katytx/" target="_blank"><strong>http://seniors.legacystudios.com/taylorhs-katytx/​</strong></a></p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Scroll down and choose your sitting experience. Yearbook photos are free, but additional photo sessions are listed with prices.</p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-line:underline;">Dates and Location:</p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">June 12 – 14, 2018   8:30am – 4:00pm    Taylor High School LGI</p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">July 24 – 26, 2018     8:30am – 4:00pm    Taylor High School LGI​</p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/senior%20portraits.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />senior portraits.pdf</a><br></p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/SeniorFlier-LegacyStudios.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />SeniorFlier-LegacyStudios.pdf</a></p></div>
2018 Katy ISD Board Election Resultshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=9012018 Katy ISD Board Election Results2018-05-06T02:36:14Z<div class="ExternalClassC5CF6D94358F4A45A7B30EA7EDE48108"><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>KATY [May 5, 2018]</strong> – Katy ISD voters elected candidates Susan Gesoff for Position 6 and Dawn Champagne for Position 7 to serve on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees today.  Trustees Bryan Michalsky (Position 6) and Charles Griffin (Position 7) decided not to run again.  Katy ISD trustees are the governing body of the school district and are the main advising group that oversees and shapes policies.  Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The unofficial results are:</p><ul><li>Susan Gesoff:  Position 6  -Total votes: 3,324</li></ul><ul><li>Scott Martin:  Position 6 - Total votes: 2,182</li></ul><p><br></p><ul><li><p>Dawn Champagne:  Position 7 - Total votes: 3,025</p></li><li><p>Don Massey: Position 7 - Total votes: 2,629</p></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">View for the <a href="/dept/sb/Pages/Board-Election.aspx">complete list of election results</a>.</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>
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>
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 Teachers of the Year Honored at Annual Brick Unveilinghttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=877Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Annual Brick Unveiling2018-03-29T15:59:59Z<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="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1754077981278950.1073742095.113148448705253&type=1&l=8c301612bd">Pictures of the Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</a> </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>
Katy ISD National Signing Dayhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=865Katy 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="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1692464440773638.1073742083.113148448705253&type=1&l=ec0448c640">View photo gallery of Katy ISD National Signing Day</a>. </p></div>
Katy ISD Ranks as the Top School District in the Greater Houston Areahttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=859Katy 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="https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/m/houston-metro-area/">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="https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/m/houston-metro-area/">website​</a>.<br></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>
How to get ENews updates from Taylor HShttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=330How 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">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/communications/Pages/subscribe.aspx</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>
Scholarships, Resumes, Colleges, Oh My!http://www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=267Scholarships, 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! http://www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=181Get 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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