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All Katy ISD After-School Activities Have Been Cancelledhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=988All Katy ISD After-School Activities Have Been Cancelled2018-12-07T21:04:38Z<div class="ExternalClassFA91A91903B0401F8E528090A38096D0"><p>Please be advised that all Katy ISD after-school activities are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">canceled</span> beginning at 5:00 p.m. today, Friday, December 7 due to impending hazardous weather conditions in our region.  Harris County is advising all residents to stay off the roads beginning at sundown.  Many of our surrounding school districts are also taking similar action by canceling their after-school activities.</p><p>At this time, student-related and other activities that are scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday, December 8 will resume as planned, as it is being reported that the weather event will have passed through our area by 5:30 a.m.  If there is a change to any group's schedule, those students and families will be directly notified.</p><p>Parents, staff and community members should continue to monitor local media and the <a href="/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD website</a> for updates on school closings, event cancellations or changes in the forecast. Our official channels of communication are:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><a href="/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD "OnTheGo" app</a></li><li>Website: <a href="/">Katyisd.org</a></li><li>Twitter:<a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_katyisd&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=moE6quFltvnDejA-y87OeNTWYARAFpbv6JQGaZ-CdcY&m=V7y55Hwo_W6aDne4nGLTXID75KoZ_LhXbyR-TGSv3ow&s=56J6LC_9iWZCAun2Ae_HEEwja1db05ZRcdzEGVB-1kw&e=">@katyisd</a></li><li>Facebook: <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_Katy-2DISD-2D113148448705253_&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=moE6quFltvnDejA-y87OeNTWYARAFpbv6JQGaZ-CdcY&m=V7y55Hwo_W6aDne4nGLTXID75KoZ_LhXbyR-TGSv3ow&s=8Ru2L9AqJo_7B3pzd_N8iScfndX_Z-4pe3_7z2ACr5I&e=">Katy </a><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_Katy-2DISD-2D113148448705253_&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=moE6quFltvnDejA-y87OeNTWYARAFpbv6JQGaZ-CdcY&m=V7y55Hwo_W6aDne4nGLTXID75KoZ_LhXbyR-TGSv3ow&s=8Ru2L9AqJo_7B3pzd_N8iScfndX_Z-4pe3_7z2ACr5I&e=">ISD Facebook</a></li></ul><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveilinghttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=986Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling2018-12-07T15:12:58Z<div class="ExternalClass20147BB4871C42559DFF12F2CAA485B5"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">When walking down the brick sidewalk located at Katy Heritage Park, there's a piece of Katy Independent School District history you simply can't miss.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Hundreds of bricks at the park are dedicated to the past and present Katy ISD teachers who have devoted countless hours towards the education of their students.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">On Wednesday, December 5, Katy ISD along with Venus Construction and Country Park Portraits, unveiled a new set of bricks honoring the 67 Campus Teachers of the Year, for the 2017-2018 school year.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"As a former administrator of Katy ISD, we cannot be the school district we are today without quality teachers in every classroom," said Acting Superintendent Ken Gregorski.  "Our teachers put smiles on our students every day and these bricks are only a small token of appreciation for everything they do," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD has some of the best teachers in the country and with these commemorative bricks their legacy will be etched in the history of the District as well as in the community.  This year, as Katy ISD celebrates a Century of Legacy, the district recognizes that the priority of its founders of providing quality education, lives on today in our current teachers.</p><p>Katy ISD thanks Venus Construction, Country Park Portraits and Katy Heritage Society for providing a space for the brick laying.  During the ceremony, the Katy High School Choir provided entertainment with several singing performances.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/69to7lsyb2q0bd0/AACW0x7G3f6_SSnA6YYLzhA0a?dl=0">Photo Gallery of the Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</a> </p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/120518_TOY%20Brick%20Unveiling%20(67).JPG" alt="120518_TOY Brick Unveiling (67).JPG" style="margin:5px;width:611px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveilinghttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=984Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling2018-12-03T16:11:19Z<div class="ExternalClass3A3DD99D109D4F66806EA609DA502BA1"><p style="text-align:justify;">The hard work of many Katy Independent School District teachers will now be etched into Katy ISD's historical legacy, as well as on commemorative bricks found at Katy Heritage Park.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The District, along with Venus Construction and Country Park Portraits, will honor the 67 Katy ISD 2017-2018 Campus Teachers of the Year at a special brick unveiling event.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For the past several years, the Katy ISD family and community has come together to honor the dedication and leadership of our outstanding district educators who make a difference in the lives of students. These commemorative bricks will leave a lasting legacy of their remarkable commitment to uphold the district's vision of education.</p><p><strong>What:</strong><strong>           <br></strong><strong>2017-2018 Katy ISD Campus Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Katy Heritage Park<br>5990 George Bush Drive<br>Katy, TX  77493</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6-7 p.m.</strong></span></p><p>Live music will be provided by the Katy High School Show Choir<strong>.</strong><strong>  </strong></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/120518_TOY%20Brick%20Unveiling%20Flyer.jpg" alt="120518_TOY Brick Unveiling Flyer.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:573px;" /><br></p></div>
Family Night: No Homework Assigned!http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=983Family Night: No Homework Assigned!2018-11-27T14:37:57Z<div class="ExternalClassD97ED38F2F3344E6BAAA341A6E67374A"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/090718_No%20Homework%20Family%20Night.jpg" alt="090718_No Homework Family Night.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:383px;" /><br></p></div>
Student Support Annex Named after Jeanne Colemanhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=978Student Support Annex Named after Jeanne Coleman2018-11-15T21:37:33Z<div class="ExternalClass397D9F9DF93B47F2A738A74FE84B9D31"><p><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees approved to name the Student Support Annex the "Jeanne Coleman Student Support Annex."</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The annex, recently known as "Creech University", served as the temporary campus for displaced Creech Elementary students and staff following Hurricane Harvey.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The facility, which is now property of Katy ISD, will house the District's Early Childhood Testing, Work-Based Learning Program, Speech Therapy Testing, Vision Impaired and Braille staff, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and other special education related services.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jeanne Coleman is well known in the Katy ISD Family for her passion and leadership skills.  She began her educational career as a speech-language pathologist and worked for 13 years in two different school districts. Coleman was hired by Katy ISD in 1998 where she worked as a speech-language pathologist at Nottingham Country Elementary (NCE). A year later, Coleman was promoted as an instructional officer.  Her role soon expanded to include the provision of speech therapy services for secondary students at the Opportunity Awareness Center and the Behavior Transition Program.  She also coordinated district-wide speech therapy, adapted physical education and related services for occupational therapy, physical therapy, music and art therapy.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">She worked tirelessly on establishing eligibility guidelines for the district, overseeing assessment teams and establishing service program guidelines, all while maintaining federal, state and local guidelines.  While in this role, her responsibilities continued to grow in size.  Coleman became responsible for the supervision and administrative responsibilities for roughly 120 direct hires and contract speech-language pathologists.  She also took on the instructional services for the visually impaired population throughout the district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Coleman's passion continues today for children with special needs as she advocates on their behalf to help them achieve their goals.  Coleman retired in 2016 with 31 years of dedication and service to students and parents.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Jeanne%20Coleman%20headshot.jpg" alt="Jeanne Coleman headshot.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:419px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Appoints Acting Superintendenthttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=976Katy ISD Board Appoints Acting Superintendent2018-11-13T01:43:02Z<div class="ExternalClass6D23AB53AA6C4EAF8AA20DC07F6B1098"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">During Katy ISD's Regular Board meeting tonight, Trustees voted to appoint Deputy Superintendent Ken Gregorski as acting superintendent effective December 1, until a permanent district leader is identified.  Superintendent Lance Hindt will continue to work closely with Mr. Gregorski and the Board until his retirement this January.  </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"My fellow Trustees and I believe that Katy ISD needs a leader who will continue to support the high quality leadership within, maintain our standard of student excellence, and advance the groundwork that has already been laid," said Board President Courtney Doyle.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Under Dr. Hindt's leadership, Katy ISD schools have taken the top spots in a number of regional, state and national rankings, graduation rates continue to trend upward each year, and students have consistently outperformed their peers across the state.  During Hindt's tenure the district also implemented its first ever strategic plan, and developed and passed a $609 million schools bond. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Gregorski has 26 years of experience in public education, which includes roles as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent<span style="text-decoration:underline;">.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Board of Trustees continues to review and discuss options for its superintendent search. As this is the most important decision a school board makes, no definitive timetable has been set for the process at this time.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Reaches Historical Goal of Enrolling its 80,000th Student!!http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=975Katy ISD Reaches Historical Goal of Enrolling its 80,000th Student!!2018-12-03T15:52:38Z<div class="ExternalClass5A748F759DCB42329829082C02EE7D43"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Expecting to end the year with an enrollment of 80,000 students, or fairly close to it, Katy Independent School District has reached this monumental milestone two months prior to the end of 2018.  Davidson Elementary third-grader Christopher Morcos was the lucky student.  He never expected his first week of school to be such an unforgettable experience.  Christopher received a warm welcome by Superintendent Lance Hindt and other district officials.  He was also recognized with several Century of Legacy gifts to celebrate the meaningful occasion.  The celebration comes precisely when Katy ISD is commemorating 100 years of educational excellence. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"We are very excited about the continued growth here in Katy ISD.  It is always great to welcome students and families to the proud traditions and exciting future here in Katy ISD," said Dr. Vonda Washington, assistant superintendent for school leadership and support.  "Gaining our 80,000 student while celebrating a legacy of 100 years dedicated to learning is remarkable," added Washington. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Though Christopher was born in America this will be his first time attending a school in the United States.  Just this week, the Morcos family moved from Egypt to Katy, Texas. For them, finding a good school home for their son was a top priority.  "I did my research and everyone recommended Katy ISD as the best school district," said Peter Morcos, Christopher's father.  "We decided to move into Katy and look for a house in this area so that we are able to go to a Katy ISD school," added Morcos.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">It's been no secret that families are moving west of Houston into what was known as a small suburb.  Communities zoned to the district have been flourishing at outstanding rates making Katy ISD one of the fastest growing school district, not just in Texas, but in the nation.  The quality of education offered in Katy ISD classrooms has attracted families from all parts of the world to what is now being called a destination school district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://youtu.be/hy4wlNcTpIg" title="Katy ISD Reaches Historical Milestone of Enrolling 80,000 Students!"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/110918_KDE_80000%20Student%20in%20Katy%20ISD.jpg" alt="110918_KDE_80000 Student in Katy ISD.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:393px;" /></a><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ugakv368u3txdq2/AAD8v6dOSjy4DCep3cH0TjJ4a?dl=0">Photo gallery of 80,000th student celebration for newscasts and publications.</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD to Honor All Veterans at Wreath Laying Ceremonyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=972Katy ISD to Honor All Veterans at Wreath Laying Ceremony2018-11-07T20:13:17Z<div class="ExternalClass9D56DA216A4D44258D87A30BA5474914"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District will honor all the fallen soldiers, prisoners of war, the missing in action and those who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces at a commemorative wreath laying ceremony led by the Mayde Creek High School (MCHS) Naval JROTC.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD veterans as well as community veterans will be honored at the event.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"America's veterans are a true symbol of patriotism demonstrated through their love for America and their willingness to sacrifice for the people of United States," said Lieutenant Travis Godwin, Senior Naval Science Instructor at MCHS.  "We honor our veterans for their valiant efforts and for allowing us to enjoy freedom every day in this beautiful country," added Godwin.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>           <br></strong><strong>Wreath Laying Ceremony</strong> </p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Mayde Creek High School – Front of the Building<br>1902 Groeschke Road<br>Houston, TX  77084</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><strong>Thursday, November 8<br></strong><strong>9:10  a.m.</strong></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD to Hold Public Forum for Naming of Student Support Annexhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=971Katy ISD to Hold Public Forum for Naming of Student Support Annex2018-11-05T16:17:27Z<div class="ExternalClassA64E4297E35E42CBACC0844A81D35050"><p><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14px;">​<span style="text-align:justify;">The Student Support Annex Naming Advisory Committee will present a recommended name for the facility to the Board of Trustees at the Work Study meeting on Monday, November 5.  Community members will be invited to a public forum to provide input regarding the proposed name.</span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14px;"><b style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Wednesday, November 7</b><b><u><br></u></b></span></p><div style="font-weight:bold;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14px;"><span style="text-align:left;">Education Support </span><span style="text-align:left;">Complex Board Room<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">6301 S. Stadium Lane<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">Katy, TX  77494<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">6 p.m. – 7 p.m.</span></span></div><p></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:14px;">The Student Support Annex, recently known as "Creech University" for being a former University of Houston satellite campus, served as the temporary home for displaced Creech Elementary students and staff after Hurricane Harvey.   The facility, which is now property of Katy ISD, will house the District's Early Childhood Testing, Work-based Learning Program, Speech Therapy Testing, Vision Impaired and Braille staff, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Licensed Specialists in School Psychology and other special education related services working together toward the success of all students. <br></span></p><p><br style="font-family:calibri;"></p></div>
Registration Now Open for Dual Legacy Parent Academy Sessionshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=970Registration Now Open for Dual Legacy Parent Academy Sessions2018-11-02T19:43:25Z<div class="ExternalClassDAC053A9B0174D44A6B9A7E0DF8B7BF8"><p><span style="text-align:justify;"><img alt="LegacyParentAcademy_on_blue.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/LegacyParentAcademy_on_blue.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:396px;" />Katy ISD is doubling up on its upcoming Legacy Parent Academy educational events!</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">On November 7, parents and students will be able to attend the following two sessions:</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><ul><li>Transitioning from Elementary to Junior High School</li><ul><li>Description:  To ease the transition from elementary to junior high, attendees will   learn about the differences in structure between elementary and junior high schedules as well as tips to help students with organizational skills.<br> </li></ul><li>Understanding High School Credits, GPA and Class Rank</li><ul><li>Description:  Attendees will learn about graduation requirements, endorsements, GPA and class rank, high school credits, including high school credit courses that can be taken in junior high.  Planning ahead and taking the right courses can help ensure students are well prepared for life beyond high school.  </li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Registration is now open for both events.  These sessions will be presented in collaboration with the Katy ISD junior high and high school counselors.  Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy educational sessions are free and specifically designed to equip parents with the strategies and techniques to support their children.  Sessions taking place throughout the school year will include experts on a variety of topics which can be viewed on our <a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy website</a>.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>           <br></strong><strong>Two Legacy Parent Academy Sessions</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Legacy Stadium<br>1830 Katyland Drive<br>Katy, TX  77493<br>Rooms ABC</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>November 7, 2018</strong></span></p><ul><li>Transitioning from Elementary to Junior High School<br>6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.</li><li>Understanding High School Credits, GPA and Class Rank<br>7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.<br></li></ul><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD State of the District Presented to the Communityhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=969Katy ISD State of the District Presented to the Community2018-11-01T13:48:54Z<div class="ExternalClass4033FAFC70404CEEA7707BA19666C838"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">If a snapshot of Katy Independent School District was taken today, what would it look like?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">As Katy ISD celebrates 100 years of providing unparalleled learning experiences, on October 26, Superintendent Lance Hindt spoke to the Katy ISD community and its staff regarding how far the District has come.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">   </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is proud to announce that not only this year, but in the past 100 years there have been several memories, milestones and accomplishments that speak volumes of one the fastest growing school districts in the nation.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Katy ISD staff, principals, department heads, teachers, along with the thousands of other employees will continue to do everything in their power to provide the best education and access to unique learning opportunities today, and for generations to come," said Superintendent of Schools Lance Hindt.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">One of the hardest hitting obstacles Katy ISD faced in the past year was brought on by Mother Nature.  Hurricane Harvey affected 16 campuses, including Creech Elementary, which was completely destroyed.  Employees at the Education Support Complex were also displaced for several months.  Despite the challenge, the District grew stronger and more united after this storm allowing for the passing of a Bond and continued implementation of several strategic design goals.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Strategic design discussion and input led to the creation of eight goals based on seven overarching beliefs, a learner profile and learner outcomes," said Ken Gregorski, Deputy Superintendent of Katy ISD.  "We are now in the second year of our five-year plan," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is one of 447 districts nationwide and in Canada recognized on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll for increasing access to AP coursework while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning a passing grade.  Our students also excelled in the annual Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo with nearly 465 projects, which totaled more than half a million dollars in sales.  Additionally, the District earned an "A" letter grade in the TEA's new accountability rating. Katy ISD was the largest school district, with close to 80,000 students to receive this grade.  Just recently Niche, an educational data analysis site, also announced their "Top 10 Public Elementary Schools in the Houston Area" and Katy ISD took all 10 spots, plus an additional six.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Providing exceptional instruction and learning, as well as a safe and secure environment, is a process that involves great teachers, parents, school staff, administrators, mentors, volunteers, businesses, parent support groups, along with local and state governments," said Board of Trustees President Courtney Doyle.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f8dixb0tfkx3op7/AAA_B7B_DB9EUauao-sXZwlaa?dl=0">Photo Gallery of State of the District Event</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD’s Partners in Education Kicks Off 17th Annual Food for Families Campaignhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=968Katy ISD’s Partners in Education Kicks Off 17th Annual Food for Families Campaign2018-10-30T16:12:55Z<div class="ExternalClassC80A1440D1CA478BA5B53CEA6CC5CA4E"><p><br><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/PIE-FFF-SP-620x240-0718.jpg" alt="Community and hope during the holidays" style="margin:5px;width:520px;" />Katy ISD's Partners in Education is inviting the community to support families in need this holiday season.  <a href="/dept/pie/Pages/FoodForFamilies.aspx"><strong>Food for Families</strong></a> is an annual campaign that provides grocery gift cards to Katy ISD students and their families. Every Katy ISD campus identifies students in need of assistance, and gift cards are given to those students before winter break.  Last year, Food for Families helped 676 families.  Since its inception in 2002, this initiative has raised over $190,000 helping over 4,000 families have a happier holiday.  <br></p><p>Donations of any amount are welcome and appreciated.  Those interested in helping a Katy ISD family in need this holiday season, should donate by <strong>December 7.</strong><strong>  </strong>Contributions are accepted<a href="https://www.pledgecents.com/cause/kxbyky/katy-isd-food-for-families"><strong> online</strong></a><strong> </strong>or via check, remitted to "Katy ISD Food for Families" and mailed to Partners in Education, Katy ISD ESC, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy 77494.  <br></p><p>Food for Families, a Katy ISD Partners in Education yearly initiative, unites our Katy ISD staff and community in holiday support for select students and their families.  To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the "Community" tab at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or contact Tammy Stringer, 281-396-2645, <a href="mailto:tammyrstringer@katyisd.org">tammyrstringer@katyisd.org</a>.<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Screening Deadline for Gifted and Talented Studentshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=965Katy ISD Announces Screening Deadline for Gifted and Talented Students2018-10-30T18:43:49Z<div class="ExternalClass567B338AFD0147D9881072EA14E4B61E"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Beginning in November, Katy ISD students in grades 1-4 and 6-11 can be referred for screening for the 2019-2020 gifted and talented program.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Parents must complete a Parent Checklist which can be obtained from the student's school or from the </span><a href="/dept/GT/Documents/Parent%20Check%20List%20Elementary%20-%20English.pdf" style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD website</a><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The deadline for completing and returning the Parent Checklist is <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>December 5, 2018</strong></span>.  Checklists which are not returned by the deadline will not be screened for service for the 2019-2020 school year.  The State of Texas requires that various types of measures be used to identify students for gifted programs which includes observations and standardized tests.  The program for elementary students consists of a one-day pullout in the Challenge classroom with a teacher trained in gifted education.  Secondary GT students are clustered and served in Pre AP and AP classes.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">GT Awareness sessions for parents in both English and Spanish are scheduled on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Transfer students who were screened in Fall 2018 must wait one full academic year before they can be rescreened. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Parents may contact campus counselors, elementary Challenge teachers, or G/T facilitators if they have additional questions.  They can visit the <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/GTServices.aspx">Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics webpage</a> for more information. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
EVENT POSTPONED: Katy ISD Students Participate in First Time Ever Plein Air Painting Competitionhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=962EVENT POSTPONED: Katy ISD Students Participate in First Time Ever Plein Air Painting Competition2018-10-19T16:04:36Z<div class="ExternalClass3D4BD4AF50FE4391AF9EE6A25C899DF9"><p><span style="text-align:justify;color:#ff0000;"><strong>===EVENT POSTPONED==</strong></span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District students step out of their classrooms and into mother nature to experience a different kind of painting and drawing experience known as "plein air", a French expression for "in the open air".  For the first time, 25 Katy ISD students will visit Willow Fork Park to create an inspirational on-site art piece which showcases the beauty of outdoor scenes.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Working in an outdoor painting site allows the students to capture the true details of the landscapes they live in," said Assistant Director of Fine Arts Mitzi Jones.  "Plein air painting is a growing trend among young students, allowing them the opportunity to see how their masterpieces come to life," added Jones.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:           <br>Plein Air Painting at Willow Fork Park</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Willow Fork Park<br>Northwest Corner of Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Blvd.<br>North of Cinco Ranch High School</p><p><a href="http://willowforkdrainagedistrict.com/parks/willow-fork-park/">http://willowforkdrainagedistrict.com/parks/willow-fork-park/</a></p><p><strong>When:          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">New Date</span>:  Saturday, October 27, 2018</strong></span></p><p><strong>8 a.m.    Check in<br></strong><strong>9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Students work on art pieces<br></strong><strong>12 p.m.   Awards</strong></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Accepting Nominations for Student Support Annexhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=960Katy ISD Accepting Nominations for Student Support Annex2018-10-23T00:29:50Z<div class="ExternalClass5A6BAB5A72BC417FB9A979A0E35BF147"><p><span style="text-align:justify;"></span></p><p><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><p><strong>Katy ISD is now accepting nominations for the naming of the Student Support Annex.</strong> The Student Support Annex (SSA) served as a temporary school last year for Creech Elementary students displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Prior to that, the building was home to the University of Houston satellite campus. It is now owned by Katy ISD. <br></p><p>The SSA will now house Katy ISD's Early Childhood Testing, the Work-Based Learning Program, Speech Therapy Testing, Vision Impaired and Braille staff, Occupational and Physical Therapy, and other special education related services working together toward the success of all students. <br></p><p>The deadline for submitting nominations is October 29, 2018. <br></p><p>Individuals interested in submitting a facility name are asked to fill out and submit the <a href="/dept/sb/Documents/School%20Naming/CWExhibitA.pdf"><strong>Nomination for Student Support Annex</strong></a>. Review the Katy ISD Board Policy CW (Local) for specific facility naming guidelines.</p><p>It is recommended that nominations be made with a written statement containing:</p><ul><li><p>biographical data;<br></p></li><li><p>significant contributions; and</p></li><li><p>statement of why a school or facility should be named after the person.</p></li></ul><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Normal"></span> <strong>Supplemental Materials​</strong></p><p>Other supplemental materials, such as in-depth biographies, news clippings, photos, letters of recommendation and/or other printed resources that would assist the board in making a decision should be sent via the Katy ISD Internal & Community Relations Department.</p><p>The public may submit the Nomination for Naming a New School or Facility form and supplemental materials in the following manner: </p><ul><li>​​via email to schoolnaming@katyisd.org<br></li><li>by mail to:  <br></li></ul></div><blockquote style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p>Katy ISD School/Facility Naming<br>Department of Internal & Community Relations<br>P.O. Box 159<br>Katy, TX 77492-0159</p></blockquote></blockquote><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><ul><li>​​Personal delivery to: ​​<br></li></ul></div><blockquote style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p>Education Support Complex (ESC)<br>Department of Internal & Community Relations<br>6301 S. Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494<br></p></blockquote></blockquote></p></div>
Family Night this Wednesday, October 17!! (No Homework assigned)http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=959Family Night this Wednesday, October 17!! (No Homework assigned)2018-10-15T14:59:01Z<div class="ExternalClassA28D5516F740495897895B68E6955613"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/090718_No%20Homework%20Family%20Night.jpg" alt="090718_No Homework Family Night.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:378px;" /><br></p></div>
Registration Open! Legacy Parent Academy: Mental Health Services in Texashttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=958Registration Open! Legacy Parent Academy: Mental Health Services in Texas2018-10-15T14:44:05Z<div class="ExternalClassAB510558886E404497D6FAD218B0F7FB"><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/LegacyParentAcademy_on_blue.jpg" alt="LegacyParentAcademy_on_blue.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:422px;" />Registration is now open for the next Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy event set for <span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, October 24 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Legacy Stadium in Rooms ABC.</strong></span>  The session will focus on Mental Health Services in Texas. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The workshop will help identify mental health services and support available to Texas students, adults and families.  Participants will gain knowledge regarding the process for obtaining these services, possible barriers when requesting them as well as understanding the role both schools and parents have in getting access to various services. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">This session will be presented in collaboration with the Katy ISD Police Department.  Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy educational sessions are free and specifically designed to equip parents with the strategies and techniques to support their children.  Sessions taking place throughout the school year will include experts on a variety of topics which can be viewed on our <a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy website</a>.  </p><p>We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!</p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Eventhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=955Katy ISD Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Event2018-10-05T20:35:48Z<div class="ExternalClass73E2AE27FF3541F58B10767ED0BD9B25"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Police Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to safely dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications.  According to the DEA, pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor's supervision.  Needles or sharp objects will not be accepted and any liquids must be in prescribed containers.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Many families could be harboring dangerous prescription drugs in their own medicine cabinet without even knowing it," said Katy ISD Police Chief Robert Jinks.  "Not disposing of these medications creates an easy access for students to obtain and abuse this types of prescriptions.  Through the drug take back program residents have a better and safe option to dispose of these items," added Jinks.  </p><p>Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Last April, Americans turned in 309 tons (over 617,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 5,500 sites operated by the DEA.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>           <br></strong><strong>National Prescription Drug Take Back Event</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center<br>20370 Franz Road<br>Katy, TX  77449<br></p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong> <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>October 27, 2018<br></strong></span><strong>10 a.m. – 2 p.m.</strong></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/100518_Drug%20Take%20Back%20Day.jpg" alt="100518_Drug Take Back Day.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:544px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Hosts Auxiliary Job Fairhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=950Katy ISD Hosts Auxiliary Job Fair2018-09-28T14:47:26Z<div class="ExternalClass72BD43864EC04712BC87137F2C0DA224"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Looking to work for one of the best school districts in the Houston-Metro area?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Then you're invited to the Katy Independent School District Auxiliary Job Fair taking place soon!</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The District is looking to fill various positions for the Nutrition & Food Services, Maintenance & Operations, Police and Transportation departments.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Interested candidates should complete an application at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> prior to attending the job fair.  Hard copy resumes are recommended for attendees as well as preparation for onsite interviews.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Katy ISD takes great pride in its support staff and we look forward to welcoming new members to the Katy ISD Family.  During this job fair there will be a variety of jobs available for kitchen workers, custodians, groundskeepers, scoreboard technicians, security guards and bus drivers among others," said Ted Vierling, Assistant Superintendent of Operations.  "Katy ISD's retention rate is impressive and compared with neighboring school districts, we offer competitive pay and flexible schedule opportunities," added Vierling.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>      </strong><strong>Katy ISD Auxiliary Job Fair.</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>   Leonard E. Merrell Center</p><p>                    6301 S. Stadium Lane</p><p>                    Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>     </strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>October 8, 2018</strong></span></p><p><strong>                    </strong><strong>3:00 – 5:00 p.m.</strong></p><p><strong><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Auxiliary%20Job%20Fair%20Flyer.jpg" alt="Auxiliary Job Fair Flyer.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:625px;" /><br></strong></p><p><br></p></div>
Vision & Hearing Screenings http://www.katyisd.org/campus/USE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=42Vision & Hearing Screenings 2018-09-27T15:47:12Z<div class="ExternalClassD7E14013737A4A1DB117402D4EA4553F"><p style="text-align:center;">​<span style="text-align:center;">USE- </span><strong style="text-align:center;">Vision & Hearing Screenings</strong><span style="text-align:center;"> will be completed </span><strong style="text-align:center;">Monday, October 1</strong><strong style="text-align:center;"><sup>s</sup></strong></p><ul style="text-align:left;"><li>If your child wears glasses, please ensure your child<span> has glasses the day of vision screening</span><br></li><li>Grades: EE, PK, KG, 1<sup>st</sup><span>, 3</span><sup>rd</sup><span>, 5th</span><br></li></ul><p><br></p></div>
Love and Logic Parent Sessionshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/USE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=41Love and Logic Parent Sessions2018-09-24T13:33:32Z<div class="ExternalClass67238113AD58432CAE1C663CF1ED1A30"><div>Love and Logic Parenting Classes are being offered at multiple campuses during the 2018–2019 school year. The Love and Logic schedule is below as well as posted on the Professional Learning website. All parents in the district are invited to attend Love and Logic Parenting Classes at one of these campuses.</div><div><br></div><div>Dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23</div><div>Campus: Kilpatrick Elementary</div><div>Contact: Cheri Hayes</div><div><br></div><div>Dates: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30</div><div>Campus: Pattison Elementary</div><div>Contact: Karen Merriman</div><div><br></div><div>Dates: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26</div><div>Campus: Kilpatrick Elementary</div><div>Contact: Cheri Hayes</div><div><br></div><div>Dates: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19<br></div><div>Campus: Franz Elementary</div><div>Contact: Yaritza Colón (Spanish)</div><div>Contact: Diana Sutherland (English)<br><br></div></div>
Katy ISD Collaborates with FBI in Think Before You Post Campaignhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=949Katy ISD Collaborates with FBI in Think Before You Post Campaign2018-09-28T19:55:12Z<div class="ExternalClass30B08DA3ECDC4FD78281ACC6C8A067BE"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Hoax threats are not a joke.  This type of action can lead to serious legal consequences, even if there was never an intent to carry out the threat.  Katy Independent School District has joined forces with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Houston Division and various other law enforcement agencies to launch a public awareness campaign entitled #ThinkBeforeYouPost. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Members of the Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff's Office, police chiefs from Houston, Katy, Fort Bend and Aldine Independent School Districts as well as Crime Stoppers of Houston and Clear Channel Outdoor seek to educate the public about the consequences of making hoax threats of violence to schools and other public places.  Every threat is taken seriously and this type of behavior is considered a crime which can lead to a sentence of up to five years in prison, if escalated to a federal crime.  If a federal charge is not warranted, state charges can be considered.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I would like to give a word of commendation to the federal authorities for putting together an effort including law enforcement agencies from area school districts. This is a campaign that creates awareness with young people and also with their parents," said Robert Jinks, Katy ISD Chief of Police.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to authorities, posting false threats through social media platforms or any electronic means, not only requires countless hours of investigation by law enforcement agencies but it also drains school resources and ends up costing taxpayers' money.   In some cases, schools shut down resulting in the loss of instructional time for students and teachers.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Misguided attempts at humor are no laughing matter and can end up ruining a student's future aspirations and career opportunities.  Katy ISD seeks the public's assistance to curb hoax threats among our student population.  Below you will find additional resources to share with family and friends.  Remember hoax threats are not a joke, so <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>think before you post!​</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span><strong style="text-align:left;">Resources:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.fbi.gov/video-repository/think-before-you-post-psa.mp4/view">Think Before You Post PSA</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/ftw-podcast-hoax-threats-campaign-052318.mp3/view">FBI, This Week: Campaign Addresses Consequences of Hoax Threats</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.fbi.gov/audio-repository/ftw-podcast-espanol-hoax-threats-campaign-053118.mp3/view">Esta Semana en el FBI: Por Medio de una Campaña se Abordan las Consecuencias de las Amenaza</a></li><li>​</li><li></li></ul><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Think%20Before%20You%20Post%20Picture.jpg" alt="Think Before You Post Picture.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:607px;" /><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Think%20Before%20You%20Post%20Picture2.jpg" alt="Think Before You Post Picture2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:589px;" /><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:14px;"><br></span></div></div>
Katy ISD Auxiliary Job Fairhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=947Katy ISD Auxiliary Job Fair2018-09-14T20:04:39Z<div class="ExternalClass4829FEE0A98B48D5B812A1CE56287309"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Auxiliary%20Job%20Fair%20Flyer.jpg" alt="Auxiliary Job Fair Flyer.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:476px;" /></p></div>
Katy ISD Partners in Education Hosts KEYS Mentor Program Kickoffhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=946Katy ISD Partners in Education Hosts KEYS Mentor Program Kickoff2018-09-11T13:11:56Z<div class="ExternalClass45149CE8378545A9B0AC57771B196027"><div>​Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success – KEYS – the Katy ISD mentor program, will kick off another successful year of mentoring on Friday, September 21, from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Merrell Center.  Katy ISD campus KEYS Liaisons will be on hand to answer questions and network with veteran mentors and community members interested in joining the KEYS program. </div><div><br></div><div>KEYS is a relationship, not a tutoring, program that matches a caring adult with a student on the brink of success. Mentors make a one-school-year commitment and meet with their students each week, on campus, during the school day, during the school year.  KEYS survey results show that on average 88% of KEYS students increased grades, 79% decreased absences and 88% decreased discipline referrals.</div><div><br></div><div>Over its 20-year-history, thousands of mentors have changed the trajectory of their KEYS student’s lives.  When school began, hundreds of Katy ISD students were waiting for a mentor of their own.  If you have ever thought about becoming a mentor, or if you are already a KEYS mentor, please join us at the KEYS Kickoff.  Please <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6KMWQRH">RSVP online​</a> today. For more information please contact Heather Sanders at 281.396.2468, or heatherasanders@katyisd.org.​</div><div></div></div>
Family Night!! No Homework this Wednesday, September 12http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=945Family Night!! No Homework this Wednesday, September 122018-09-10T20:12:54Z<div class="ExternalClass73E0D20969E04C80877A26A1AFA32866"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/090718_No%20Homework%20Family%20Night.jpg" alt="090718_No Homework Family Night.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:650px;height:552px;" /></p></div>
Proclamation 2019 – Instructional Materialshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=944Proclamation 2019 – Instructional Materials2018-09-07T20:25:15Z<div class="ExternalClassD72F5B594D5D47E584EA260AD56FD75D"><p>Instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts are included in Proclamation 2019.  Materials will be reviewed and selected this year for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.  The selection process has been designed to include input from administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, parents, community and special programs.  A schedule of meetings and dates are detailed below.  Committees for the Review of Instructional Materials (CRIM) members will be receive calendar invitations for the meetings.</p><p><em>Katy </em><em>I</em><em>SD is loo</em><em>k</em><em>ing for</em><em> </em><em>pare</em><em>n</em><em>t volunte</em><em>e</em><em>rs to serve</em><em> </em><em>on </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>s to r</em><em>e</em><em>v</em><em>i</em><em>e</em><em>w and s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>t new instru</em><em>c</em><em>tional materials</em><em> </em><em>that will be </em><em>i</em><em>mpl</em><em>e</em><em>m</em><em>e</em><em>nted during the</em><em> </em><em>2</em><em>0</em><em>19</em><em>- 2020 s</em><em>c</em><em>hool y</em><em>e</em><em>ar. The subject areas, days and times are indicated in the chart below. If </em><em>y</em><em>ou</em><em> </em><em>wo</em><em>u</em><em>ld like</em><em> </em><em>to be a part of one</em><em> </em><em>of the</em><em> </em><em>re</em><em>v</em><em>iew </em><em>c</em><em>o</em><em>m</em><em>m</em><em>i</em><em>tt</em><em>ee</em><em>s, </em><em>c</em><em>ompl</em><em>e</em><em>te the</em><em> </em><em>int</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>e</em><em>st fo</em><em>r</em><em>m at </em><a href="https://tinyurl.com/Proclamation-2019"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong>https://tinyurl.com/Proclamation-2019</strong></em></span></a><em> </em><em>to be</em><em> c</em><em>onsid</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>e</em><em>d for participation on the s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>tion </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>.</em><em> </em><em>K</em><em>ee</em><em>p in</em><em> </em><em>mind that not all volunt</em><em>e</em><em>e</em><em>rs may be</em><em> </em><em>s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>ted to </em><em>s</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>v</em><em>e</em><em> </em><em>on a</em><em> </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>.</em></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>C</strong><strong>om</strong><strong>m</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>tee</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Final Day 3</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Reading & Word Study (Spelling)</p><p>(K-8 English & K-6 Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 15, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Writing & Handwriting </p><p>(K-5, English and Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 29, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">English Language Arts (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 24, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 30, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">English Learners Language Arts (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Personal Financial Literacy</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 18, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 29, 2019</p><p>8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>El distrito escolar independiente de Katy busca a padres voluntarios para formar parte del comité que seleccionará los materiales educacionales nuevos de lectura, redacción, caligrafía y estudio de palabras (antes conocido como ortografía) para los grados escolares K-8. Estos materiales serán usados durante el año escolar 2019-2020. Si usted quiere ser parte de uno de los comités de selección, complete el formulario en </em><em> </em><a href="https://tinyurl.com/Comit-de-revisi-n"><span lang="ES-MX" style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong>https://tinyurl.com/Comit-de-revisi-n</strong></em></span></a><em> y usted será uno de los candidatos considerados para ser parte del comité. Por favor tenga en cuenta que no todos las personas interesadas en formar parte del comité serán seleccionadas.</em></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Comité</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Último </strong><strong>Día</strong><strong> 3</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lectura y estudio de palabras (ortografía) (K-8 inglés y K-5 espaňol)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 15, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM  – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Escritura y caligrafía (K-5, inglés y español)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 29, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM– 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Artes del lenguaje en inglés (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 24, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 30, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM– 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Artes del lenguaje para estudiantes que aprenden inglés como segundo idioma (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Educación financiera personal</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 18, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 29, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>
Katy ISD Celebrates a Century of Legacyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=943Katy ISD Celebrates a Century of Legacy2018-09-07T15:33:11Z<div class="ExternalClassCCA63BF150714AB8A1EB2D7FCABD2D55"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">An impressive milestone has been reached at Katy Independent School District. This year the District will celebrate a "Century of Legacy".</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Enacted on February 25, 1919, the legislature of the State of Texas established and created Katy ISD out of part of Harris, Waller and Fort Bend Counties.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">During our centennial celebration, Katy ISD invites everyone to view the historical accomplishments through our </span><a href="/sites/100Year/Pages/default.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD Century of Legacy website</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, which details landmark accomplishments, the stories of affluential leaders and images that have survived the test of time.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">   </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Throughout the school year, Katy ISD will celebrate a century of dedication and commitment to our students, staff and community with campus celebrations and learning opportunities for our students, the future legacies of Katy ISD.   It is also a perfect opportunity for the District to partner up with those who can contribute additional information on the past achievements of one of the fastest growing school districts in the nation.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the past several months, dozens of Katy ISD employees along with namesakes and community members shifted through yesteryears and identified key events and timelines, all of which can now be found in a centralized location.  The goal is to make known a legacy filled with growth, tradition, culture and meaning.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD looks forward to celebrating this centennial, as well as commence on its next century of providing educational excellence.  </p></div>
Parent & Community Engagement Surveyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=942Parent & Community Engagement Survey2018-09-07T13:33:11Z<div class="ExternalClass6BB93EF34AF54FF38155094535155EB1"><p>At Katy ISD, parent and guardian involvement on our campuses is a crucial aspect to the success of our nearly 80,000 students. For that reason, the District is asking for your input as we continue to improve upon our parent and community engagement opportunities across our 64 campuses.</p><p>During the week of September 10, you will receive a survey via your personal email account.  It will only take about 10 minutes to complete and it requests your feedback regarding engagement opportunities on your child(ren's) campus that are working well, those that could be improved, as well as your thoughts on future school planning and support initiatives. Katy ISD's efforts are focused on identifying new and enhanced ways to involve a greater number of parents and community in shaping the educational experience of our students while at this district.</p><p>The survey will be open until September 25.  Keep an eye out for it next week.</p><p>We look forward to your participation!</p><p>Katy ISD</p></div>
Katy ISD Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Screening Coming Soonhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=941Katy ISD Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Screening Coming Soon2018-09-04T21:21:28Z<div class="ExternalClass727475F7DA75485BAC418CEFE8E8C045"><p>Beginning September 17 through October 4, parents of kindergarten students in Katy Independent School District who would like their child to be part of the Challenge (Gifted and Talented, GT) program may refer them for screening.  Beginning the week of September 10, kindergarten students will have additional information placed in their take-home packet detailing how to refer a student.  Referral information can also be found in the <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/Kindergarten-Screening.aspx">Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics website</a>.<br></p><p>The referral forms and parent checklists are due on October 5.  The State of Texas defines a gifted and talented student as a child or youth who performs or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Kindergarten services will begin by February 25, 2019.</span>  The kindergarten program emphasizes the development of critical and creative thinking skills.  Students attend for 60 minutes each week in the Challenge classroom.  Students identified in kindergarten move into the elementary pullout program in first grade.  Parents with questions can contact the counselor at their child's campus or the campus Challenge teacher.  </p><p>Parents of students who are referred and screened will receive placement notification during the last week of February.  Three hour-long informational sessions for parents will be held on <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Tuesday, October 2</span> at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and an evening session at 7 p.m.  Sessions will be held at Legacy Stadium in the Field House (Rooms A, B & C), 1830 Katyland Drive, Katy, TX  77493</p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Secondary Gifted and Talented Screeninghttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=940Katy ISD Announces Secondary Gifted and Talented Screening2018-09-04T21:20:00Z<div class="ExternalClassA5F8A9173FD84C81AC9AC7E2AE004D32"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District encourages all parents who have a child who is gifted and talented (GT) and headed to junior high school to sign up for a secondary GT screening.  Students currently in fifth grade who are not identified as part of the elementary Challenge Program have the opportunity to be screened for GT program services. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">If parents would like to refer their child for secondary GT screening they must complete a <a href="/dept/GT/Documents/Parent%20Check%20List%20Secondary%20-%20(English)%2012.5.14.pdf">Secondary Parent Checklist</a> and return it to their child's elementary campus by <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>September 20, 2018.</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Secondary gifted program options are available in English, reading, mathematics, science and social studies.  Students may be screened in any or all of these content areas.  Screening will take place at the student's current campus in October and November.  Parents will be notified of the placement decision by U.S. mail in January 2019.  Students who qualify for the GT program will begin the program in the fall of their sixth-grade year.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Contact the Challenge teacher at your child's school if you have additional questions.</p></div>

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