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Katy ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the Badgehttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=917Katy ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the Badge2018-06-01T19:37:47Z<div class="ExternalClass1CAFE9553AC94A3A93818D7B2E8A2052"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">This summer two Katy Independent School District students will enjoy their school break thanks to the quick thinking of three Katy ISD Police Officers.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Officer Christopher Pickering, Officer Michael Seiss and Officer Jose Gonzalez used their law enforcement and crisis management skills to save the lives of two students contemplating suicide.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Chief of Police Robert E. Jinks, along with his staff, honored them with the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Chief's Meritorious Citation Award.</em><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On January 8, 2018, Officer Pickering was dispatched to a residence in reference to a possible suicidal student.  Officer Pickering's crisis intervention skills and his ability to develop a rapport with the student led to a voluntary mental health evaluation which saved the student's life.  After receiving treatment, the student informed the police department that Officer Pickering's dedication to his duty and his show of concern prevented him from taking his life that evening.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On March 7, 2018, Officer Seiss and Officer Gonzalez were dispatched to Cinco Ranch High School in reference to a possible suicide.  Upon arriving both officers quickly assessed the severity of the incident and immediately began life-saving measures, that included creating a make-shift tourniquet with a leather belt, in order to halt the loss of blood from the victim. The actions of these two officers were instrumental in saving his life. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Every day there is an abundance of heroism displayed by our officers throughout our campuses," said Chief Jinks.  "Although we don't often witness these acts of bravery, the work our law enforcement officers conduct at our schools proves to be a life-changing one," added Jinks. </p><p>The <em>Chief's Meritorious Citation Award</em> is presented to recognize and reward the actions of law enforcement officers and staff for their meritorious service to our school district.  This recognition reflects a commitment to the Katy ISD Police Department's core values which are <em>Integrity First, Service before Self and Excellence in All.</em><em>  </em>All three officers will now wear the merit pin as part of their uniform. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Christopher%20Pickering.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Christopher Pickering.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Christopher Pickering</p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Jose%20Gonzalez%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Jose Gonzalez - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Jose Gonzalez</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Michael%20Seiss%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Michael Seiss - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Michael Seiss</p><p><br></p></div>
Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinctionhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=913Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinction2018-06-11T12:30:31Z<div class="ExternalClassA622B8E8FDCD466FAA46E2628605D116"><p>Out of its 67 campuses, Katy Independent School District is proud to announce that this year, 21 were named a <em>Texas Honor Roll School</em> by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE). <br></p><p><br>"What a great way to end the school year by receiving this prestigious recognition.  This distinction speaks volumes of the great things happening in our schools. It takes a village to educate a child and our superstar staff and students should be proud of the work they have accomplished," said Christine Caskey, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer.<br> <br>The 2017-18 Texas Honor Roll includes:</p><ul><li>Alexander Elementary</li><li>Davidson Elementary</li><li>Griffin Elementary</li><li>Holland Elementary</li><li>Jenks Elementary</li><li>Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>McRoberts Elementary</li><li>Pattison Elementary</li><li>Shafer Elementary</li><li>Williams Elementary</li><li>Wilson Elementary</li><li>WoodCreek Elementary</li><li>Beck Junior High</li><li>Beckendorff Junior High</li><li>Cinco Ranch Junior High</li><li>McMeans Junior High</li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High</li><li>Tays Junior High</li><li>WoodCreek Junior High</li><li>Cinco Ranch High School</li><li>Seven Lakes High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">After an extensive analysis of student data, these Katy ISD schools were clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond.  The 2017-18 Texas Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle and high schools that consistently demonstrate high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in student outcomes over time and a closing of the achievement gaps.  For high schools, Texas Honor Roll recognition includes college readiness.  This year, the program recognized 729 higher performing schools across the state.  These schools become an accepted example to other school districts seeking to learn and replicate the best practices employed at these campuses.</p><p>The Katy ISD schools will be provided with a banner to display at their campus.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2018-Honor-Roll-Logo-district.jpg" alt="2018-Honor-Roll-Logo-district" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:266px;" /><br></p></div>
Ranger News - May 21, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=145Ranger News - May 21, 20182018-05-21T13:54:18Z<div class="ExternalClassD561B17318784D7FBC3A5BF5DAA55623"><p>May 21, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/5a5a8b45e82898dd47c49c7cb612d568480f4122/rangerlogo.jpg" alt="" style="width:188px;margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></p><p>This will be our last Ranger News for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are looking forward to a great last week of school with you, and we hope that everyone has a RANGERIFFIC summer!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></p><p><strong>May 21</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Yearbooks Distributed</li><li>Yearbook Signing Party</li></ul><p><strong>May 22</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Celebration of Learning </li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>2nd Grade</li><li>3rd Grade</li><li>4th Grade</li></ul><li> </li></ul><p><strong>May 23</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Celebration of Learning </li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>5th Grade</li></ul></ul><p><strong>May 24</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Last Day of School</li><li>Rah Rah Rally (Closed Event)</li><li>Report Cards Sent Home</li><li>Early Dismissal</li></ul><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx">View All Upcoming Events</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/fcb2c71c2b1744674dd3dbb98c22a45d07efc12f/KISD_Super_Summer_Readers_Flyer_for_Students_2018.jpg" alt="Summer Readers" style="width:427px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Incoming 6th Grade Math Camps Offered</strong></p><p>We are pleased to share opportunities to attend incoming 6th grade math camps at WCJH and TJH.  If you are interested, please choose the links below for more information on how to register your child for the camp at the campus they will attend next year.</p><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/TJH%202018%20Math%20Science%20Camp%20Registration%20Form.pdf">Tays Junior High Incoming 6th Grade Math and Science Camp</a></p><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/WCJH%20Math%20Camp.pdf">WoodCreek Junior High Incoming 6th Grade Math Camp</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/d9f4a701c173821bafc3854901b72cf2103a8629/WCJH_-_10_Year_Celebration.jpg" alt="WCJH 10 Year" style="width:473px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Parents of 5</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> Graders Enrolled in PreAP Reading</strong></p><p>Students who enroll in PreAP or AP English courses in grades 6-12 are expected to read an appropriately challenging work of literary merit over the summer to create an initial common framework for course discussion and study.</p><p>Please click on the link below and go to the section under PreAP/AP & PreAP/AP GT Summer Reading, then simply click under the middle school your child will be attending. This will take you directly to the list of book titles they should be reading this summer.</p><p><a href="/dept/cis/Pages/English-Language-Arts-(ELA).aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/cis/Pages/English-Language-Arts-(ELA).aspx</a></p><p>If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fe Cooper, school counselor.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>TJH 2018-2019 School Year Information</strong></p><p>Please review information provided from TJH for the 2018-2019 school year, including <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/TJH%202018%20Back%20to%20School%20Events.pdf">Back to School events</a>.  </p><p>Thank you for considering ordering Tays JH school supplies through 1st Day School Supplies. This is a service the Tays JH PTSA has set up for the convenience of our parents and students to help facilitate the correct supplies needed for the 2018-19 school year. This is not a money earning service for the PTSA, as such we are requiring that those using this service become PTSA members. Your membership will go to help support the programs and services that the PTSA provides our school. Some of the things provided are the Cyber Talk that we do for the 6th graders at the beginning of the year, the HMNS program for the 7th graders, speaker Keith Davis for the 8th graders in January. We also help to provide technology and support to our teachers, staff and students at Tays. With the purchase of a PTSA membership and school supplies you will become a part of supporting our school. .</p><p>If you have any further questions please contact me at <a href="mailto:president@taysjhptsa.org">president@taysjhptsa.org</a></p><p>Thank you,</p><p>Jennifer Lowry</p><p>Tays Junior High PTSA President</p><p><em>Hey Parents,</em></p><p><em>We are so excited to announce a new partnership with </em><a href="http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/"><em>1st Day School Supplies!</em></a><em> We have collaborated with </em><a href="http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/"><em>1st Day School Supplies</em></a><em> to help parents and teachers get the</em><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em> </em></span><em>exact supplies needed for next school year without the hassle and aggravation of shopping at Wal</em><em>‐</em><em>Mart, Target or Staples. I have personally have found </em><a href="http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/"><em>1st Day School Supplies</em></a><em> to be convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, the prices are competitive! So, this summer as the temperature hits over 100 degrees and lines at the checkout counter are a mile long … I will have already purchased my school Supplies from the comfort of my home! You can make your purchase right now, get started by clicking the link below:</em></p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://s.smore.com/u/thumbs/thumb-aa5b1a0314b61a668890a66a0bc4f477.jpg" alt="Big picture" style="width:400px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>WCJH 2018-2019 School Year Information</strong></p><p>Please review information provided from WCJH for the 2018-2019 school year, including <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/WCJH%20School%20Supply%20list-18-19.pdf">School Supply Lists for each grade level</a> as well as <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/WCJH-%20Back%20to%20School%20Events%20-%2018-19.pdf">Back to School events.</a>  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Summer Learning Opportunities</strong></p><p>Did you know that Katy ISD has a Canvas page that can help you find enrichment activities for your children year round?  <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/84117">Visit this site to find Summer educational opportunities and learn more about how to access technology based programs over the Summer months.</a>  You will also find resources to use throughout the school months!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Multi-Bell Schedule Announced</strong></p><p>Our school board has announced that WoodCreek Elementary will now have our <strong>official school start time as 8:00 am starting in the 2018-2019 school year.</strong>  We will share more information with you, including arrival information, as it becomes available.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>From Our PTA</strong></p><p><strong>Next Year School Supplies & Spirit Wear on Sale NOW!</strong></p><p>Our <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/01317/Documents/Flyers/Supplies_2018-19.jpg">School Supplies Sale </a>and <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/01317/Documents/Flyers/Fall_2018_Spirit_Wear_Pre-order_Flyer.pdf">Spirit Wear Pre-Order Sale</a> both kick-off today and end on May 18th. Please visit <a href="http://www.myrangerpta.org/">www.myrangerpta.org</a> for more information. </p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/688477d0adf7c19aa1357fc61d0c34337b1f2088/Fall_2018_Spirit_Wear_Pre-order_Flyer.jpg" alt="Spirit Wear" style="width:495px;margin:5px;" /><p>If you haven't already registered on our PTA website, please take a moment to do so. Registration is free and will allow you to take advantage of all the helpful content we have to offer!</p><p><em><strong>For parents of incoming kindergarteners, </strong></em>please add your incoming kinder student to your <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/Open_Forms">"Family Information"</a> form and select <strong>"Incoming Kinder" </strong>as your child's grade level. Once you do that, you will see the forms to pre-order school supplies and spirit wear. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/7979bff30ec4231899aba404378060d085335667/2018_KATY_ISD_SUMMER_RECREATION_COMMUNITY_FLYER_4-2-18.jpg" alt="summer rec" style="width:446px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>G/T News</strong></p><p>G/T screening for grades 1<sup>st</sup> – 4<sup>th</sup> is in progress.  There are 3 rounds of testing for this screening and will not be completed until May.   Notification letters will be mailed toward the end of May.</p><p>Due to the construction at the ESC and Merrell, the GT Parent Awareness Session is being provided online this year.  This is a session to answer any questions you might have about screening your child for GT in Katy ISD.    <a href="https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo">Please click here to view the session. </a> </p><p>​</p></div>
Ranger News - May 14, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=144Ranger News - May 14, 20182018-05-11T17:47:27Z<div class="ExternalClassE143DF11E1BF444AA2DF48CD8D0456D2"><p>​</p><p>May 14, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/5a5a8b45e82898dd47c49c7cb612d568480f4122/rangerlogo.jpg" class="ms-rte-paste-setimagesize" alt="" style="width:188px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></p><p>Rangers,</p><p>We are so proud of the learning and growth each of you have had this year!  Next week, many of you will have the opportunity to take the STAAR test to show what you know and how much you have learned this school year.  </p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/vHCxYuohC3E">We had so much fun making this video for you</a>, and we hope that you will smile and know how much we love you and are proud of you.  Every one of you give your best every day here at WoodCreek Elementary, and we love you just the way you are!</p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/472cd42ebe69290a7288bd093ba86ee226860a40/29793829_190099891608581_6437822704421699584_n.jpg" alt="STAAR video" class="ms-rte-paste-setimagesize" style="width:556px;" /><p>Here's the link to view it - <a href="https://youtu.be/vHCxYuohC3E">https://youtu.be/vHCxYuohC3E</a> </p><p>Love Never Fails,</p><p>Lindsey Chase</p><p>Assistant Principal </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></p><p><strong>May 14</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>3rd and 4th Grade Math STAAR Test, 5th Grade Math STAAR Retest</li><li>Closed Campus</li></ul><p><strong>May 15</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>3rd and 4th Grade Reading STAAR Test, 5th Grade Reading STAAR Retest</li><li>Closed Campus</li></ul><p><strong>May 16</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>5th Grade Science STAAR Test</li><li>Closed Campus</li></ul><p><strong>May 17</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>STAAR Makeup Tests (As Needed)</li><li>5th Grade Black Light Show</li><li>Spirit Night - Raising Cane's - Gaston Road</li></ul><p><strong>May 18</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>STAAR Makeup Tests (As Needed)</li><li>All Student Library Books Due</li><li>5th Grade "Junior High Day" at WCE</li><li>Celebration of Learning </li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>Kindergarten</li><li>1st Grade</li><li>ECAP</li><li>YCAP</li></ul><li>5th Grade Party</li></ul><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx">View All Upcoming Events</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Upcoming STAAR Tests</strong></p><p> Next week, our third, fourth and fifth grade students will participate in STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) testing.  The schedule is below:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li> Monday, May 14, 2018 – 3<sup>rd</sup> & 4<sup>th</sup> Grade Math, SSI 5<sup>th</sup> grade Math retest</li><li>Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – 3<sup>rd</sup> & 4<sup>th</sup> Grade Reading, SSI 5<sup>th</sup> grade Reading retest</li><li>Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – 5<sup>th</sup> Grade Science</li></ul><p><strong>Our campus will be closed to visitors on testing days</strong> to help create a secure testing environment.  While we are stressing the importance of doing well on this test, we are also striving to maintain a relaxed atmosphere.</p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Please see that your child arrives on time these mornings and is in school the full day of the test. Make-ups will be administered on the same week. Due to date the materials are due back to the state, we have a very limited amount of makeup time. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">We highly encourage all students to be present on testing days</span>.</li><li>Encourage your child to go to bed early on the night prior to taking the test, and make sure he/she gets a good night's sleep.</li><li>Provide your child with a high protein nourishing breakfast.</li><li>Prevent unhappy encounters at home on the morning of the test so your child arrives at school in a happy mood and ready to do his best.</li><li>Encourage your child to do his/her best on the test, but don't make him overly anxious about it.</li><li>Please send your child with a sack lunch and a snack (crackers, fruit snack, goldfish, pretzels). A water bottle with a sports lid would also be helpful.  Please do not include a note to your child in their lunch box. <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>We will not be able to deliver any lunches or snacks to testing students, please make sure your child brings a lunch or buys a sack lunch from the cafeteria.</strong></span>  If a child comes without a lunch, they will be taken to the cafeteria to purchase one before testing begins.</li></ol><p>If you have any questions about testing, please feel free to call our school.  Thank you for your help and support!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/fcb2c71c2b1744674dd3dbb98c22a45d07efc12f/KISD_Super_Summer_Readers_Flyer_for_Students_2018.jpg" alt="Summer Readers" class="ms-rte-paste-setimagesize" style="width:427px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Incoming 6th Grade Math Camps Offered</strong></p><p>We are pleased to share opportunities to attend incoming 6th grade math camps at WCJH and TJH.  If you are interested, please choose the links below for more information on how to register your child for the camp at the campus they will attend next year.</p><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/TJH%202018%20Math%20Science%20Camp%20Registration%20Form.pdf">Tays Junior High Incoming 6th Grade Math and Science Camp</a></p><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/WCJH%20Math%20Camp.pdf">WoodCreek Junior High Incoming 6th Grade Math Camp</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/d9f4a701c173821bafc3854901b72cf2103a8629/WCJH_-_10_Year_Celebration.jpg" alt="WCJH 10 Year" class="ms-rte-paste-setimagesize" style="width:473px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Parents of 5</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> Graders Enrolled in PreAP Reading</strong></p><p>Students who enroll in PreAP or AP English courses in grades 6-12 are expected to read an appropriately challenging work of literary merit over the summer to create an initial common framework for course discussion and study.</p><p>Please click on the link below and go to the section under PreAP/AP & PreAP/AP GT Summer Reading, then simply click under the middle school your child will be attending. This will take you directly to the list of book titles they should be reading this summer.</p><p><a href="/dept/cis/Pages/English-Language-Arts-(ELA).aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/cis/Pages/English-Language-Arts-(ELA).aspx</a></p><p>If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fe Cooper, school counselor.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Summer Learning Opportunities</strong></p><p>Did you know that Katy ISD has a Canvas page that can help you find enrichment activities for your children year round?  <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/84117">Visit this site to find Summer educational opportunities and learn more about how to access technology based programs over the Summer months.</a>  You will also find resources to use throughout the school months!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Multi-Bell Schedule Announced</strong></p><p>Our school board has announced that WoodCreek Elementary will now have our <strong>official school start time as 8:00 am starting in the 2018-2019 school year.</strong>  We will share more information with you, including arrival information, as it becomes available.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>From Our PTA</strong></p><p><strong>Next Year School Supplies & Spirit Wear on Sale NOW!</strong></p><p>Our <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/01317/Documents/Flyers/Supplies_2018-19.jpg">School Supplies Sale </a>and <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/01317/Documents/Flyers/Fall_2018_Spirit_Wear_Pre-order_Flyer.pdf">Spirit Wear Pre-Order Sale</a> both kick-off today and end on May 18th. Please visit <a href="http://www.myrangerpta.org/">www.myrangerpta.org</a> for more information. </p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/688477d0adf7c19aa1357fc61d0c34337b1f2088/Fall_2018_Spirit_Wear_Pre-order_Flyer.jpg" alt="Spirit Wear" class="ms-rte-paste-setimagesize" style="width:495px;" /><p>If you haven't already registered on our PTA website, please take a moment to do so. Registration is free and will allow you to take advantage of all the helpful content we have to offer!</p><p><em><strong>For parents of incoming kindergarteners, </strong></em>please add your incoming kinder student to your <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/Open_Forms">"Family Information"</a> form and select <strong>"Incoming Kinder" </strong>as your child's grade level. Once you do that, you will see the forms to pre-order school supplies and spirit wear. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/7979bff30ec4231899aba404378060d085335667/2018_KATY_ISD_SUMMER_RECREATION_COMMUNITY_FLYER_4-2-18.jpg" alt="summer rec" class="ms-rte-paste-setimagesize" style="width:446px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>G/T News</strong></p><p>G/T screening for grades 1<sup>st</sup> – 4<sup>th</sup> is in progress.  There are 3 rounds of testing for this screening and will not be completed until May.   Notification letters will be mailed toward the end of May.</p><p>Due to the construction at the ESC and Merrell, the GT Parent Awareness Session is being provided online this year.  This is a session to answer any questions you might have about screening your child for GT in Katy ISD.    <a href="https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo">Please click here to view the session. </a> </p><p>Any new to KISD student who registers at WCE from now until April 9<sup>th</sup> can be screened for the G/T program upon registration.  The parent of the new student must request screening.  Please mention it to the registrar or email <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</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>
Ranger News - May 7, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=143Ranger News - May 7, 20182018-05-03T20:11:50Z<div class="ExternalClass284F675B6D504EA28038B8E51B82A306"><p>May 7, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/5a5a8b45e82898dd47c49c7cb612d568480f4122/rangerlogo.jpg" alt="" style="width:188px;margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p>Ranger Parents,</p><p>I want to update you on a few changes you will see in how we communicate as a school to you. </p><p>Before, I explain our tweaks to how we communicate to you, let me mention why we are making some changes.  Last semester, we sent a survey to all parents where we asked your feedback regarding our communication.  We learned a lot from your feedback.  A reoccurring theme we heard in the survey was that most parents felt overwhelmed with tons of communication from all sides.  Many mentioned that a central location to find information would be an improvement.  It was also noted repeatedly that consolidating communication would be a more simple and easy to follow approach.  I see this feedback as accurate and I think this is a great problem to have.  WCE communicates too much!  While our communication is good, it is hard to follow and even overwhelming at times.  </p><p>After I reviewed the survey results, my next step was to share it with the whole staff.  I even even shared it with our PTA executive board as our PTA's communication approach was mentioned by parents surveyed as their outreach was perceived as school communication as well.  WCE does not produce the communication that our PTA sends out.  But, the survey results produced a lot of great discussion for both organizations.  As a result, WCE has formed a plan for next year. </p><p>Here's the skinny:</p><p>WCE will have three legs regarding how we communicate - Canvas, Website, Social Media.  Canvas will be primarily for our internal community.  All communication to parents and students will occur through Canvas.  While Canvas exists now at WCE, it is mostly underused as a school.  Some WCE teachers use it often and others rarely use it.  With that said, most of our parents across the board do not use Canvas at all.  In short, the parent experience on Canvas at WCE is minimal and unorganized as a school.  This will change next year.  Before you ask, of course, we will still call, meet in person, and email at times.  But, for all communication that hits a group of parents and/or students, we will use Canvas.  We will even evolve our current newsletters to Canvas posts and a calendar in which you can subscribe.  The WCE website is primarily used by people outside of our community.   People in our community use our website as a resource at times and that is still appropriate, but most of the people that use the website are people outside of our community. We will use the WCE website with this thinking in our approach next year.  Social media is a medium WCE uses in order to communicate the "soul of WoodCreek."  Want more than just a calendar update?  What is that school like that I send my kid to for eight hours a day?  Social media will communicate these kind of things.  While this type of communication is not necessary for your family to know the required information needed to operate at WCE, we feel it enhances your experience with our school.  It is the human touch to our communication. Therefore, we will continue to use Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to communicate our soul.  Each of these three approaches have their own purpose.  This will allow us to continue to communicate with you in a more manageable way.  </p><p>So, how is this different?  We will be moving away from the over-use of email.  In Canvas, you can setup the way you want to be notified.  You want a text? Canvas can do that.  You prefer emails?  Canvas is on it.  Do you prefer no notifications and you will just check it on your own?  Canvas can handle that too!  Canvas will be the "hub" for information that you and your child will NEED for anything related to their success at school.  Will kids still use things like See Saw or other Web 2.0 tools?  Sure!  But, these will all be tied to Canvas.  Are you someone that wants to know when things are happening?  Just sync your calendar to Canvas and have it load directly to your phone's calendar.   The teachers have been working together this semester to design their unified pages in Canvas for you and your children.  This is going to be different, but very good.  </p><p>I've been asked a few times why I am not writing weekly in this newsletter anymore.  Well...I am transitioning the information I normally share here (soul-type communication) to social media for WCE.  Do you like to see more than just calendar updates?  Come check me out on Facebook, Twitter,and/or YouTube.  You will see multiple updates a week that share WCE's soul.  Many teachers post everyday at #wcerangers on Twitter.  In a school this size, I cannot possibly share all of the good that is happening.  But, I can still share.  While I am already transitioning, all of these changes will officially go into effect next school year.  My intent today is to only let you know what is coming.  More information about how to use Canvas or log in will come at a later date.  In the meantime, be sure to "like, subscribe, and follow" us:</p><p>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/principalmosher/">https://www.facebook.com/principalmosher/</a></p><p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/wcerangers">https://twitter.com/wcerangers</a></p><p>YouTube: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/ronniemosher">https://www.youtube.com/ronniemosher</a></p><p>We love our families and we want you to be a part of your child's experience at WCE.  Thank you to everyone that participated in our parent survey last semester.  Your guidance has helped us to shape our approach on communicating with you in ways that work for many.  We are proud to partner with you to create our future.  </p><p>Love Never Fails, </p><p>Ronnie Mosher</p><p>Principal</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></p><p><strong>May 7</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Nurse's Day</li><li>1st Grade Field Trip - Robert R. Shaw STEAM Center</li></ul><p><strong>May 8</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>PTA Volunteer Appreciation Brunch & General Meeting - 9:30 am</li><li>5th Grade Challenge Product Showcase - MRHS Commons - 6:30 pm</li></ul><p><strong>May 9</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>VIPS Workday - 9 am</li></ul><p><strong>May 10</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Happy Thursday!</li></ul><p><strong>May 11</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Kindergarten Mommy Makeover</li><li>VIPS Celebration Day - ESC - 8:30 am</li></ul><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx">View All Upcoming Events</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Summer Learning Opportunities</strong></p><p>Did you know that Katy ISD has a Canvas page that can help you find enrichment activities for your children year round?  <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/84117">Visit this site to find Summer educational opportunities and learn more about how to access technology based programs over the Summer months.</a>  You will also find resources to use throughout the school months!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><strong>Core Essentials - Honesty</strong></p><p>This month our Core Value is <strong>HONESTY</strong>. "Honesty is the first chapter in the Book of Wisdom" (Thomas Jefferson). Below are some great activities that you can do with your family so that we can SAY, KNOW, SEE and BE what it means to spread honesty!</p><p>SAY IT:</p><p>Honesty is choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.</p><p>KNOW IT:</p><p><em>Ask a kid:</em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Have you ever heard the saying "honesty is the best policy"? Can you think of a person you know that is consistently honest?</li><li>Think of a time when it was difficult to be honest because you were afraid of the consequence.</li><li>What happens at school and home when you are not honest with adults? What happens in these settings when you are honest?</li></ul><p><em>Ask a grown up:</em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Share an example of a time when you were honest even when it was difficult to do so.</li><li>What was your consequence when you were growing up for not being truthful with your parents?</li></ul><p>SEE IT:</p><p>The Disney classic <em>Pinocchio </em>is a perfect example of how being dishonest only increases the problem. Viewers are able to see Pinocchio's nose grow with every fib and white lie he tells. While this is simply a figurative way of teaching honesty, we can see how this relates to real life. Think of real life consequences of being dishonest and discuss them with your family.</p><p>BE IT:</p><p>As a family, discuss ways to be honest with others. Ideas for discussion might be accepting responsibility for your actions rather than lying about the incident, avoiding situations in which you will have to lie for others, and thinking about things you do that make you feel bad or guilty.</p><p>Book Suggestions for HONESTY:</p><p><em>Mr. Peabody's Apples </em>by Madonna (K-5)</p><p><em>Franklin Fibs </em>by Paulette Bourgeois (K-2)</p><p><em>A Big Fat Enormous Lie </em>by Marjorie Sharmat (K-2)</p><p><em>The Empty Pot </em>by Demi (K-5)</p><p><em>Shiloh </em>by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (4-6)</p><p><em>Sam Tells Stories </em>by Thierry Robberecht (K-2)</p><p><em>Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on His Back </em>by Howard Binkow (K-3)</p><p><em>Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire </em>by Diane DeGroat (K-5)</p><p>Try these links for great video suggestions about KINDNESS:</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRuaX7X6u_s&list=PL1ED9A34A2808B61B&app=desktop">Honesty Virtue Video</a></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNq1G92lZmA&app=desktop">Truth Song</a></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo1n3JzEt7Y">All About Honesty</a></p><p>Please contact our school counselor, Fe Cooper (<a href="mailto:fecooper@katyisd.org">fecooper@katyisd.org</a>)  if you would like additional resources.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Multi-Bell Schedule Announced</strong></p><p>Our school board has announced that WoodCreek Elementary will now have our <strong>official school start time as 8:00 am starting in the 2018-2019 school year.</strong>  We will share more information with you, including arrival information, as it becomes available.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Incoming 6th Grade Parents for WCJH</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/787ac355c8e9650c001ea524c00737b4ad32187e/Coffee_with_Principal.jpg" alt="WCJH Coffee" style="width:360px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>From Our PTA</strong></p><p><strong>Next Year School Supplies & Spirit Wear on Sale NOW!</strong></p><p>Our <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/01317/Documents/Flyers/Supplies_2018-19.jpg">School Supplies Sale </a>and <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/01317/Documents/Flyers/Fall_2018_Spirit_Wear_Pre-order_Flyer.pdf">Spirit Wear Pre-Order Sale</a> both kick-off today and end on May 18th. Please visit <a href="http://www.myrangerpta.org/">www.myrangerpta.org</a> for more information. </p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/688477d0adf7c19aa1357fc61d0c34337b1f2088/Fall_2018_Spirit_Wear_Pre-order_Flyer.jpg" alt="Spirit Wear" style="width:495px;margin:5px;" /><p>If you haven't already registered on our PTA website, please take a moment to do so. Registration is free and will allow you to take advantage of all the helpful content we have to offer!</p><p><em><strong>For parents of incoming kindergarteners, </strong></em>please add your incoming kinder student to your <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/Open_Forms">"Family Information"</a> form and select <strong>"Incoming Kinder" </strong>as your child's grade level. Once you do that, you will see the forms to pre-order school supplies and spirit wear. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/7979bff30ec4231899aba404378060d085335667/2018_KATY_ISD_SUMMER_RECREATION_COMMUNITY_FLYER_4-2-18.jpg" alt="summer rec" style="width:446px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>G/T News</strong></p><p>G/T screening for grades 1<sup>st</sup> – 4<sup>th</sup> is in progress.  There are 3 rounds of testing for this screening and will not be completed until May.   Notification letters will be mailed toward the end of May.</p><p>Due to the construction at the ESC and Merrell, the GT Parent Awareness Session is being provided online this year.  This is a session to answer any questions you might have about screening your child for GT in Katy ISD.    <a href="https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo">Please click here to view the session. </a> </p><p>Any new to KISD student who registers at WCE from now until April 9<sup>th</sup> can be screened for the G/T program upon registration.  The parent of the new student must request screening.  Please mention it to the registrar or email <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a> </p><p>​</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>
Ranger News - April 30, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=142Ranger News - April 30, 20182018-04-27T23:26:53Z<div class="ExternalClass0DF08AA56B584CDFA854B0E0B315716E"><p>April 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/5a5a8b45e82898dd47c49c7cb612d568480f4122/rangerlogo.jpg" alt="" style="width:188px;margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></p><p><strong>April 30 - May 4</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Teacher Appreciation Week</li><li>Book Fair</li></ul><p><strong>April 30</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Kindergarten Recycling Parade</li><li>Early Voting for Katy ISD School Board Election</li></ul><p><strong>May 1</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Challenge Field Trip</li><li>Book Fair Late Night 3:30 - 6:30 pm</li><li>Early Voting for Katy ISD School Board Election</li></ul><p><strong>May 2</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Core Essentials - Honesty - Wear Brown</li><li>Family Night - No Homework Assigned</li></ul><p><strong>May 3</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Book Fair Late Night 3:30 - 6:30 pm</li></ul><p><strong>May 4</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>May the Fourth be with You - Wear Star Wars Shirts</li><li>Kindergarten Playground with Pop</li></ul><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx">View All Upcoming Events</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Multi-Bell Schedule Announced</strong></p><p>Our school board has announced that WoodCreek Elementary will now have our <strong>official school start time as 8:00 am starting in the 2018-2019 school year.</strong>  We will share more information with you, including arrival information, as it becomes available.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Heart Safe School</strong></p><p>WoodCreek Elementary has recently been named as a <a href="https://www.projectadam.com/Heartsafeschools">Heart Safe School!</a>  Thank you to our nurse, Jenni Charles, who has partnered with teachers and staff in order to earn this distinction for our campus!  We appreciate all you do to keep our students safe!</p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/687c9b2c6d182d7d31a7d7c4f2ee1d07e65127af/DSC03217.JPG" alt="HSS" style="width:404px;margin:5px;" /><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0fed84e81ca53d47a2c7b5c5b0cf5da7116344c4/DSC03219.JPG" alt="HSS2" style="width:280px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Incoming 6th Grade Parents for WCJH</strong></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/787ac355c8e9650c001ea524c00737b4ad32187e/Coffee_with_Principal.jpg" alt="WCJH Coffee" style="width:462px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Upcoming Book Fair</strong></p><p>Our Spring Book Fair is this week, April 30th - May 4th! </p><p>Students may shop during the school day when teachers allow.  In the mornings, students are required to check in with teachers and drop off back packs before shopping at the book fair. </p><p>The Library will send home wish lists with students to help parents have an idea of prices and children's wishes.  Please feel free to contact the library with any questions.</p><p>Book Fair hours are as follows:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Monday, 4/30- 8:00 AM-4:00 PM</li><li>Tuesday, 5/1- 8:00 AM-6:30 PM</li><li>Wednesday, 5/2- 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM</li><li>Thursday, 5/3- 8:00 AM- 6:30 PM</li><li>Friday, 5/4- 8:00 AM-4:00 PM</li></ul><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>From Our PTA</strong></p><p> <strong>Next Year School Supplies & Spirit Wear on Sale NOW!</strong></p><p> Our <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/01317/Documents/Flyers/Supplies_2018-19.jpg">School Supplies Sale </a>and <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/01317/Documents/Flyers/Fall_2018_Spirit_Wear_Pre-order_Flyer.pdf">Spirit Wear Pre-Order Sale</a> both kick-off today and end on May 18th. Please visit <a href="http://www.myrangerpta.org/">www.myrangerpta.org</a> for more information. </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/688477d0adf7c19aa1357fc61d0c34337b1f2088/Fall_2018_Spirit_Wear_Pre-order_Flyer.jpg" alt="Spirit Wear" style="width:495px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p>If you haven't already registered on our PTA website, please take a moment to do so. Registration is free and will allow you to take advantage of all the helpful content we have to offer!</p><p><em><strong>For parents of incoming kindergarteners, </strong></em>please add your incoming kinder student to your <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/Open_Forms">"Family Information"</a> form and select <strong>"Incoming Kinder" </strong>as your child's grade level. Once you do that, you will see the forms to pre-order school supplies and spirit wear. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p> </p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/78f5c0f22821209480b323f83987fa47044a728c/051.PC-10th_Invite_%2528vs2%2529.jpg" alt="Cardiff" style="width:617px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba54dfd3fef0e0054d7a780977b0aadbc329b42e/Drug_Take_Back_April_2018.jpg" alt="Drug" style="width:316px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/7979bff30ec4231899aba404378060d085335667/2018_KATY_ISD_SUMMER_RECREATION_COMMUNITY_FLYER_4-2-18.jpg" alt="summer rec" style="width:446px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>PUBLIC NOTICE</strong></p><p>A public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 1:00PM in the Katy Independent School District Educational Support Complex, Room 1200 ADF located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas regarding the ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, IDEA B Special Education, Perkins (CTE) and High School Accelerated Instruction programs as implemented in the 2017-2018 school year as well as proposed for 2018-2019 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>G/T News</strong></p><p>G/T screening for grades 1<sup>st</sup> – 4<sup>th</sup> is in progress.  There are 3 rounds of testing for this screening and will not be completed until May.   Notification letters will be mailed toward the end of May.</p><p>Due to the construction at the ESC and Merrell, the GT Parent Awareness Session is being provided online this year.  This is a session to answer any questions you might have about screening your child for GT in Katy ISD.    <a href="https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo">Please click here to view the session. </a> </p><p>Any new to KISD student who registers at WCE from now until April 9<sup>th</sup> can be screened for the G/T program upon registration.  The parent of the new student must request screening.  Please mention it to the registrar or email <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a></p><p>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Eventhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=896Katy ISD Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Event2018-04-26T19:09:12Z<div class="ExternalClass023A244E1DFE46BDA0555E3AE09DEDAD"><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;">"The majority of teenagers who are abusing prescription drugs usually get these medications from family and friends or simply by taking them from a family medicine cabinet," says Chief of Police Robert Jinks.  "Through take-back programs people have a better option to dispose of old drugs," adds Jinks.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>           <br></strong><strong>Katy ISD Police Department invites community to participate in the 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</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><strong><u>Saturday, April 28, 2018<br></u></strong><strong>10 a.m. – 2 p.m.</strong></p><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/042618_Flyer_Drug%20Take%20Back%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="042618_Flyer_Drug Take Back - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p></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>
Brookwood Founder Yvonne Streit to Headline Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools Celebrationhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=893Brookwood Founder Yvonne Streit to Headline Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools Celebration2018-04-24T15:10:09Z<div class="ExternalClassB0FFC15BC7F044C8B3037BEEFC794AA3"><p>​The Katy ISD Volunteer Celebration will be held in the Merrell Center on Friday, May 11<sup>th</sup> from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  Hosted by Partners in Education and the Volunteers in Public Schools Executive Board, this annual event honors the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time and talents to our students and teachers. </p><p>Guest speaker and Brookwood Founder Mrs. Yvonne Streit realized her life's work after her daughter suffered severe brain damage from mumps complications.  Recognizing the limited learning options available for her daughter, Mrs. Streit began a journey that would lead to the establishment of the Briarwood School, the Tuttle School and the Brookwood Community.  The fearless tenacity that initially drove her to help her own child has, over the past decades, ultimately led to helping thousands of children and adults by providing life opportunities unheard of when she began her journey.  Joining Mrs. Streit at the podium will be Jana Mullins, Brookwood's Director of Outreach and Community Engagement.</p><p>The VIPS Celebration will also include entertainment from junior high and high school performers along with the announcement of each school's 2018 Volunteer of the Year.  </p><p><em>All Katy ISD volunteers are invited to attend, and should RSVP no later than May 9</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> by visiting the "Community" page at </em><a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a><em> and clicking "Partners in Education."</em><em>  </em><em>Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:00.</em><em>  </em><em>For more information about the event, volunteers should contact their campus VIPS Liaison or </em><a href="mailto:marthabrown@katyisd.org">marthabrown@katyisd.org</a><em>.</em><em>  </em></p><p>Volunteers in Public Schools, a Katy ISD Partners in Education program, offers moms, dads, family and community members a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at their chosen campus.  To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the "Community" tab at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or contact your campus Volunteer Coordinator.</p></div>
Rescheduled Date: New Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Centerhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=892Rescheduled Date: New Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Center2018-04-22T22:21:11Z<div class="ExternalClass1C508EC128DE43B68566F256D14FEB5A"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>**Rescheduled date due to effects of weather**</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong></strong><span>With one of the largest Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter in the nation, Katy Independent School District is proud to announce the groundbreaking of its new Agricultural Sciences Center.  Invaluable educational experiences involving plants and raising farm animals will take place at this new state-of-the-art facility. Thus, Katy ISD continues serving as an outstanding training ground for the next generation of farmers, scientists, veterinarians and a host of other fields.  The programs offered at this facility will provide an array of opportunities to students who wish to contribute to the world of agriculture, food and natural resources used by millions of citizens around the nation.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"This project has become a reality for our FFA students and staff thanks to our voters," said Superintendent Lance Hindt.  "We expect the Agricultural Sciences Center to be ready for the Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo scheduled for February 2019," added Hindt. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:          <br></strong>Groundbreaking ceremony of the Agricultural Sciences Center.</p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Future site of the Agricultural Sciences Center<br>5825 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road<br>Katy, TX  77493</p><p><strong>When:          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Reschedule Date: Friday, April 27, 2018<br></strong></span>11 a.m. - Noon</p><p></p></div>
Ranger News - April 23, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=141Ranger News - April 23, 20182018-04-20T22:27:11Z<div class="ExternalClass368F5A072E2543CFAB4794FA71942C73"><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">April 23, 2018</span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/5a5a8b45e82898dd47c49c7cb612d568480f4122/rangerlogo.jpg" alt="" style="display:block;margin:5px;width:189px;" /></span> </p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>April 23</strong></span></p><ul style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Early Voting For Katy ISD School Board Election</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Katy ISD School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm</span></li></ul><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>April 24</strong></span></p><ul style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Early Voting For Katy ISD School Board Election</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">5th Graders Visit Tays JH </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">5th Grade Video - Parent Preview - 10 am & 10:30 am</span></li></ul><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>April 25</strong></span></p><ul style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Early Voting For Katy ISD School Board Election</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Administrative Professionals Day</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Spirit Stick Store</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Read Deed Run - Folders Due - 3:40 pm</span></li></ul><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>April 26</strong></span></p><ul style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Early Voting For Katy ISD School Board Election</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Parent Roundtable - 8:30 am</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Progress Reports Go Home</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">1st Grade Program - 6:45 pm</span></li></ul><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>April 27</strong></span></p><ul style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Early Voting For Katy ISD School Board Election</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">3rd Grade Ranger Science</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">5th Grade Video - viewing during Specials</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Kindergarten BYOD</span></li></ul><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">View All Upcoming Events</a></span></p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong>Upcoming Book Fair</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Our Spring Book Fair is quickly approaching! </span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Students may shop during the school day when teachers allow.  In the mornings, students are required to check in with teachers and drop off back packs before shopping at the book fair. </span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">The Library will send home wish lists with students to help parents have an idea of prices and children’s wishes.  Please feel free to contact the library with any questions.</span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Book Fair hours are as follows:</span></p><ul style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Monday, 4/30- 8:00 AM-4:00 PM</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Tuesday, 5/1- 8:00 AM-6:30 PM</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Wednesday, 5/2- 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Thursday, 5/3- 8:00 AM- 6:30 PM</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Friday, 5/4- 8:00 AM-4:00 PM</span></li></ul><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong>From Our PTA</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"> </span><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>Next Year School Supplies & Spirit Wear on Sale NOW!</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"> </span><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Our <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/01317/Documents/Flyers/Supplies_2018-19.jpg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">School Supplies Sale </a>and <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/01317/Documents/Flyers/Fall_2018_Spirit_Wear_Pre-order_Flyer.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Spirit Wear Pre-Order Sale</a> both kick-off today and end on May 18th. Please visit <a href="http://www.myrangerpta.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.myrangerpta.org</a> for more information.</span><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"> </span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/688477d0adf7c19aa1357fc61d0c34337b1f2088/Fall_2018_Spirit_Wear_Pre-order_Flyer.jpg" alt="Spirit Wear" style="display:block;margin:5px;width:495px;" /> </p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">If you haven't already registered on our PTA website, please take a moment to do so. Registration is free and will allow you to take advantage of all the helpful content we have to offer!</span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong><em>For parents of incoming kindergarteners, </em></strong>please add your incoming kinder student to your<a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/Open_Forms" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">"Family Information"</a> form and select <strong>"Incoming Kinder" </strong>as your child's grade level. Once you do that, you will see the forms to pre-order school supplies and spirit wear. </span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>Volunteer Social</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"> </span><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Join us on<a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/calendar/event/997355" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> Wednesday, April 25th from 6 - 8 pm</a> at Alicia's Mexican Grille for a Volunteer Social. Find out more about our PTA and celebrate a successful year! This event is for current and incoming WCE parents. <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/qEga1LvcZEszDU583" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">RSVP here</a>. We hope to see you there!</span></p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong><img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/861f0200841ea5026e0fbd6f53fcf709a834a505/SpiritSticksFlyerApr2018.jpg" alt="Spirit Sticks" style="margin:5px;width:545px;" /></strong></span> </p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong><img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/78f5c0f22821209480b323f83987fa47044a728c/051.PC-10th_Invite_%2528vs2%2529.jpg" alt="Cardiff" style="margin:5px;width:618px;" /></strong></span> </p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong>Parent Request for Teacher Characteristics</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">We are currently accepting parent requests for teacher characteristics for the 2018-2019 school year.  </span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">If you feel your child has a learning style you would like to be considered, or if there is a specific teaching style which best suits your child, <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Teacher%20Characteristics%20Form.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">please complete the questions on this form and turn it in to the front office </a><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Teacher%20Characteristics%20Form.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>by Friday, April 20, 2018</strong></a><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Teacher%20Characteristics%20Form.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">.</a>  All recommendations will be reviewed and considered when formulating class lists.  <strong>Any recommendation directly or indirectly requesting a specific teacher (i.e. “her name rhymes with…”) will NOT be considered.</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Teacher%20Characteristics%20Form.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Complete this form and return it to the school by: FRIDAY, April 20, 2018</strong></a></span></p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba54dfd3fef0e0054d7a780977b0aadbc329b42e/Drug_Take_Back_April_2018.jpg" alt="Drug" style="display:block;margin:5px;width:317px;" /></span> </p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong>Reminder to Return Spring Pictures</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Spring Pictures have been sent home and are now due to be returned. If you wish to purchase any of the pictures, fill out the “Remittance Envelope” and return it to your child’s teacher with any unpurchased pictures. If you have paid online, please include the online confirmation number.</span></p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/7979bff30ec4231899aba404378060d085335667/2018_KATY_ISD_SUMMER_RECREATION_COMMUNITY_FLYER_4-2-18.jpg" alt="summer rec" style="display:block;margin:5px;width:447px;" /></span> </p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/c8e5e90ef94258050590f41323f15b84e1c4e8c6/Human_Trafficking_Awareness_Memo-PC.jpg" alt="trafficking" style="display:block;margin:5px;width:554px;" /></span> </p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong>PUBLIC NOTICE</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">A public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 1:00PM in the Katy Independent School District Educational Support Complex, Room 1200 ADF located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas regarding the ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, IDEA B Special Education, Perkins (CTE) and High School Accelerated Instruction programs as implemented in the 2017-2018 school year as well as proposed for 2018-2019 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made.</span> </p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong>G/T News</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">G/T screening for grades 1<sup>st</sup> – 4<sup>th</sup> is in progress.  There are 3 rounds of testing for this screening and will not be completed until May.   Notification letters will be mailed toward the end of May.</span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Due to the construction at the ESC and Merrell, the GT Parent Awareness Session is being provided online this year.  This is a session to answer any questions you might have about screening your child for GT in Katy ISD.    <a href="https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Please click here to view the session. </a> </span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Any new to KISD student who registers at WCE from now until April 9<sup>th</sup> can be screened for the G/T program upon registration.  The parent of the new student must request screening.  Please mention it to the registrar or email <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a> </span></p></div>
Ranger News - April 16, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=140Ranger News - April 16, 20182018-04-20T22:25:17Z<div class="ExternalClassFF8F9F00E3C84EA4AEFD7121209F88D0"><p>​</p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">April 16, 2018</span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">  <img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/5a5a8b45e82898dd47c49c7cb612d568480f4122/rangerlogo.jpg" alt="" style="display:block;margin:5px;width:189px;" /></span></p><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:32px;">RANGER NEWS</span></div><br style="font-size:32px;"><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>April 16</strong></span></p><ul style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Katy ISD Board Work Study Meeting - 6:30 pm</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Fishing Club Parent Meeting - 6:00 pm - WCE Gym</span></li></ul><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>April 17</strong></span></p><ul style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">4th Grade Field Trip</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Librarian Day</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">PreKindergarten Registration</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Campus Advisory Team Meeting - 4:15 pm</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">4th and 5th Grade Fishing Club - 5 pm - KISD Outdoor Learning Center</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Katy ISD Spring Art Show - 6 pm - Leonard Merrell Center</span></li></ul><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>April 18</strong></span></p><ul style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">4th Grade Field Trip</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Cafeteria Worker's Day</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Read Deed Run - 3:40 pm</span></li></ul><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>April 19</strong></span></p><ul style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">2nd Grade Animal Presentations - LGI</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Kindergarten and New 1st Grade Registration for 2018-2019 School Year </span><ul><li><em><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">For kinder and NEW 1st grade registrations only </span></em></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">9 - 11 am</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">1 - 3 pm</span></li></ul></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Spirit Night - Russo's Pizza on 1463</span></li></ul><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>April 20</strong></span></p><ul style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">2nd Grade Field Trip</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Kindergarten <span class="highlight" style="background-color:#ffee94;">Ranger</span> Science</span></li></ul><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">View All Upcoming Events</a></span></p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Parent Request for Teacher Characteristics</span></strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">We are currently accepting parent requests for teacher characteristics for the 2018-2019 school year.  </span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">If you feel your child has a learning style you would like to be considered, or if there is a specific teaching style which best suits your child, <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Teacher%20Characteristics%20Form.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">please complete the questions on this form and turn it in to the front office </a><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Teacher%20Characteristics%20Form.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>by Friday, April 20, 2018</strong></a><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Teacher%20Characteristics%20Form.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">.</a>  All recommendations will be reviewed and considered when formulating class lists.  <strong>Any recommendation directly or indirectly requesting a specific teacher (i.e. “her name rhymes with…”) will NOT be considered.</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Teacher%20Characteristics%20Form.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>Complete this form and return it to the school by: FRIDAY, April 20, 2018</strong></span></a></p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba54dfd3fef0e0054d7a780977b0aadbc329b42e/Drug_Take_Back_April_2018.jpg" alt="Drug" width="317" height="410" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;">Reminder to Return Spring Pictures</span></strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Spring Pictures have been sent home and are now due to be returned. If you wish to purchase any of the pictures, fill out the “Remittance Envelope” and return it to your child’s teacher with any unpurchased pictures. If you have paid online, please include the online confirmation number.</span></p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/7979bff30ec4231899aba404378060d085335667/2018_KATY_ISD_SUMMER_RECREATION_COMMUNITY_FLYER_4-2-18.jpg" alt="summer rec" width="447" height="579" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /> </p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/c8e5e90ef94258050590f41323f15b84e1c4e8c6/Human_Trafficking_Awareness_Memo-PC.jpg" alt="trafficking" width="554" height="427" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /> </p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong>PUBLIC NOTICE</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">A public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 1:00PM in the Katy Independent School District Educational Support Complex, Room 1200 ADF located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas regarding the ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, IDEA B Special Education, Perkins (CTE) and High School Accelerated Instruction programs as implemented in the 2017-2018 school year as well as proposed for 2018-2019 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made.</span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Parents are requested to provide input on federal programs by completing the below survey prior to Sunday, April 15, 2018:</span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>Parent Survey (English): <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JPCWY8Y" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JPCWY8Y</a></strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong>Parent Survey (Spanish): <a href="https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/J6VX6GP" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/J6VX6GP </a></strong></span></p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong><img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f2d045376278659aabe2f5e604a4361c66d2ef7e/2018_SaveADate.jpg" alt="SafetyDate" width="391" height="506" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></span> </p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><strong><img data-imagetype="External" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b1aa0d7d92329c1fdf03684c6b579e9953efa2c8/BHE.jpg" alt="BHE" width="535" height="397" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></span> </p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong>5th Grade Parents of Future Tays Titans</strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Tays Junior High is pleased to welcome parents of incoming 6th graders!  The campus will host a Welcome Coffee on April 19th from 9:30 - 10:15 am or 10:45 - 11:15 am.  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/5th%20Grade%20Welcome%20Coffee.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Please click here to learn more!</a>  Ready to sign up to attend?  Please click <a href="https://tinyurl.com/yclsopgp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here.</a>  </span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">There are many important dates to place on your calendar as you prepare for your child's transition to Tays Junior High.  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/TJH%202018%20Back%20to%20School%20Events.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Please take a look at these Back to School Events and place them on your calendar today!</a></span></p><hr style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:14pt;"><strong>G/T <span class="highlight" style="background-color:#ffee94;">News</span></strong></span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">G/T screening for grades 1<sup>st</sup> – 4<sup>th</sup> is in progress.  There are 3 rounds of testing for this screening and will not be completed until May.   Notification letters will be mailed toward the end of May.</span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Due to the construction at the ESC and Merrell, the GT Parent Awareness Session is being provided online this year.  This is a session to answer any questions you might have about screening your child for GT in Katy ISD.    <a href="https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Please click here to view the session. </a> </span></p><p style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Any new to KISD student who registers at WCE from now until April 9<sup>th</sup> can be screened for the G/T program upon registration.  The parent of the new student must request screening.  Please mention it to the registrar or email <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a> </span></p></div>
Human Trafficking Awareness Community Eventhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=891Human Trafficking Awareness Community Event2018-04-20T21:19:19Z<div class="ExternalClass58161930F0934B17A0704DD9A3B208BC"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD and Crime Stoppers of Houston are joining forces to create awareness to human trafficking. Known as "modern day slavery" it's estimated that currently there are 313,000 victims in Texas, according to the University of Texas in Austin.  </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Through an eye-opening 45-minute presentation, attendees will hear about how to identify human trafficking and will gain valuable information about victims and traffickers. Most importantly, they will learn how to report suspected abuse.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Human trafficking is a crime that does not discriminate.  Victims can be any age, race, gender, education level or socioeconomic status," said Katy ISD Deputy Superintendent Ken Gregorski.  "As part of our Katy ISD Strategic Plan, the district has made it a priority to actively support the emotional well-being of all learners and will be partnering with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish this goal together," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>       <br></strong>Join Katy ISD Police Department and Houston Crime Stoppers for a Human Trafficking Awareness Community Event.</p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Legacy Stadium, Community Room<br>1830 Katyland Drive<br>Katy, TX  77493</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><b style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Wednesday, April 25, 2018</b><b><u><br></u></b>7-8 p.m.</p><p>Note:  This presentation would not be appropriate for minors (under 18).</p><p></p></div>
"Hearing with my Heart" Conference Focuses on Katy ISD Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studentshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=888"Hearing with my Heart" Conference Focuses on Katy ISD Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students2018-04-12T11:48:18Z<div class="ExternalClassFDB908D32C214E299B46CFABF61CD15E"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Growing up with a profound hearing loss is hard for anyone, but being the son of Merrill Osmond, the lead singer of the world-renowned Osmond Family, made deafness an even bigger challenge for Justin Osmond.  Katy Independent School District is proud to invite Osmond as keynote speaker to the Fifth Annual Communications Conference "Hearing with my Heart", where he will share his inspirational story of courage, determination </span>and<span style="text-align:justify;"> self-belief.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The conference is for deaf and hard of hearing students and their families as well as for staff who serve these students," said Elaine Robertson, Instructional Officer for Deaf Education, Vision and Assistive Technology.  "Along with enjoying the motivating stories of Justin Osmond visitors will hear from a Katy ISD student speaker who will relate his journey as a deaf learner," added Robertson.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​What:           <br></strong>Join Katy ISD for an exciting evening of learning about overcoming challenges and adversities for deaf and hard of hearing students.</p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Legacy Stadium Field House<br>1830 Katyland Drive<br>Katy, TX  77493</p><p> <strong>When:          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>Thursday, April 12<br></strong></span>5:00-5:30 p.m.        <br>Hands on technology and visits with Smash, Houston's deaf police horse</p><p>5:30-6 p.m.             <br>ASL Club performance, student presentation and visit with Smash</p><p>6 - 7 p.m.                <br>Keynote Speaker</p><p>7 - 8 p.m.                <br>Raffle, book signing and tour vendors</p><p> </p></div>
Ranger News - April 9, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=139Ranger News - April 9, 20182018-04-10T17:12:15Z<div class="ExternalClassCF14DDE2E3D549778CF667FC884B896A"><p>April 9, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/5a5a8b45e82898dd47c49c7cb612d568480f4122/rangerlogo.jpg" alt="" style="width:188px;margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p>Rangers,</p><p>We hope that you enjoy watching the WoodCreek staff having a lot of fun in an attempt to encourage our students on the upcoming STAAR test!  You will be amazing!  <a href="https://youtu.be/vHCxYuohC3E">Click here to watch the video!  </a></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/472cd42ebe69290a7288bd093ba86ee226860a40/29793829_190099891608581_6437822704421699584_n.jpg" alt="This is how we do it" style="width:461px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p>Love Never Fails,</p><p>Ronnie Mosher</p><p>Principal</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></p><p><strong>April 9</strong></p><p><strong>April 10</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Closed Campus</strong></li><li>STAAR Testing 4<sup>th</sup> grade writing & 5<sup>th</sup> grade Math</li><li>3<sup>rd</sup> Grade Field Trip to The Houston Natural Museum of Science in Sugarland</li></ul><p><strong>April 11</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Closed Campus</strong></li><li>STAAR Testing 5<sup>th</sup> grade Reading</li></ul><p><strong>April 12</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>STAAR Test Makeup Day</li></ul><p><strong>April 13</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>PTA online auction ends Saturday!</li></ul><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx">View All Upcoming Events</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Upcoming STAAR Testing</strong></p><p>Our fourth and fifth grade students will participate in STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) testing this week.  The schedule is below:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 4<sup>th</sup> Grade Writing, 5<sup>th</sup> Grade Math</li><li>Wednesday, April 11, 2018 –5<sup>th</sup> Grade Reading</li></ul><p><strong>Our campus will be closed to visitors on testing days</strong> to help create a secure testing environment.  While we are stressing the importance of doing well on this test, we are also striving to maintain a relaxed atmosphere.</p><p>Here are some testing reminders:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Encourage your child to go to bed early on the night prior to taking the test.</li><li>Provide your child with a high protein nourishing breakfast.</li><li>Encourage your child to do his/her best on the test, but don't make him overly anxious about it.</li><li>Please send your child with a sack lunch. <strong>We will NOT be able to deliver lunches to testing areas, please make sure your child brings a lunch or buys a sack lunch from the cafeteria.</strong> </li><li>Please send a bottle of water and a snack with your child.</li></ul><p>If you have questions about the testing day, please contact your child's teacher.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>PUBLIC NOTICE</strong></p><p>A public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 1:00PM in the Katy Independent School District Educational Support Complex, Room 1200 ADF located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas regarding the ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, IDEA B Special Education, Perkins (CTE) and High School Accelerated Instruction programs as implemented in the 2017-2018 school year as well as proposed for 2018-2019 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made.</p><p>Parents are requested to provide input on federal programs by completing the below survey prior to Sunday, April 15, 2018:</p><p><strong>Parent Survey (English): </strong><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JPCWY8Y"><strong>https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JPCWY8Y</strong></a></p><p><strong>Parent Survey (Spanish): </strong><a href="https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/J6VX6GP"><strong>https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/J6VX6GP </strong></a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f2d045376278659aabe2f5e604a4361c66d2ef7e/2018_SaveADate.jpg" alt="SafetyDate" style="width:391px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b1aa0d7d92329c1fdf03684c6b579e9953efa2c8/BHE.jpg" alt="BHE" style="width:535px;margin:5px;" /></p><p>We are looking for more pictures to add to our slideshow that will be scrolling during the evening at our 10 Year Celebration/BHE Family Reunion. If you have pictures that you would like to share, please upload them to the Google Photos link: made:  <a href="https://photos.app.goo.gl/S3TMuk9uKCXnujfu2">https://photos.app.goo.gl/S3TMuk9uKCXnujfu2</a> Pictures can be added from any device (computer, phone, iPad, etc.) by clicking on the "Add to Album" link. Please share with friends who may have captured the fun moments over the past ten years!</p><p> <strong>9 more days! It's going to be GREAT!</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>5th Grade Parents of Future Tays Titans</strong></p><p>Tays Junior High is pleased to welcome parents of incoming 6th graders!  The campus will host a Welcome Coffee on April 19th from 9:30 - 10:15 am or 10:45 - 11:15 am.  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/5th%20Grade%20Welcome%20Coffee.pdf">Please click here to learn more!</a>  Ready to sign up to attend?  Please click <a href="https://tinyurl.com/yclsopgp">here.</a>  </p><p>There are many important dates to place on your calendar as you prepare for your child's transition to Tays Junior High.  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/TJH%202018%20Back%20to%20School%20Events.pdf">Please take a look at these Back to School Events and place them on your calendar today!</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>G/T News</strong></p><p>G/T screening for grades 1<sup>st</sup> – 4<sup>th</sup> is in progress.  There are 3 rounds of testing for this screening and will not be completed until May.   Notification letters will be mailed toward the end of May.</p><p>Due to the construction at the ESC and Merrell, the GT Parent Awareness Session is being provided online this year.  This is a session to answer any questions you might have about screening your child for GT in Katy ISD.    <a href="https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo">Please click here to view the session. </a> </p><p>Any new to KISD student who registers at WCE from now until April 9<sup>th</sup> can be screened for the G/T program upon registration.  The parent of the new student must request screening.  Please mention it to the registrar or email <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a> </p><p>​</p></div>
2018 Kindergarten Orientationhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1382018 Kindergarten Orientation2018-04-09T20:54:26Z<div class="ExternalClass57ADE2693D2747FA9AABE957A7D570EE"><p>Thank you so much to everyone who was able to attend our kindergarten orientation this past Thursday, April 5, 2018.  Attached below please find the presentation that we discussed.</p><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/WCE%20Kindergarten%20Orientation%20PPT%202018.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />WCE Kindergarten Orientation PPT 2018.pdf</a>​</p></div>
Join the #1 School District in the Houston Areahttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=885Join the #1 School District in the Houston Area2018-04-06T15:08:45Z<div class="ExternalClassB268465B6BA14FF3A627D481294D8CFD"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Calling all educators to Katy Independent School District!!!</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Preparations for the Katy ISD 2018 Teacher Fair are underway. Administrators from all Katy ISD campuses will be available to talk to educators who aspire to become part of this growing school district.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Some of the best teachers from across the country can be found at Katy ISD," says Human Resources Coordinator Katye Shields.  "Providing quality education to students begins with valuing the role of an educator.  Our district is looking for teachers who not only inspire students in a classroom, they mold them into future legacies."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Each year, Katy ISD enrolls close to 2,000 additional students and it's expected to open up several schools in the coming years.  No pre-registration or fee is required.  Participants must show proof of certification and it is recommended that participants complete an application on the <a href="/dept/hr/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD website</a> in advance.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>           <br></strong>Katy ISD invites new interested individuals as well as current district employees to attend the 2018 Teacher Fair.</p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Leonard E. Merrell Center<br>6301 South Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><b style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Saturday, April 21, 2018</b><b><u><br></u></b>Elementary Campuses:  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.<br>Junior High & High School Campuses:  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.</p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Public Meeting to Discuss Federal Programshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=884Katy ISD Announces Public Meeting to Discuss Federal Programs2018-04-04T18:55:40Z<div class="ExternalClassF82A3D23C9F7463498FC4F0159A195AC"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District continues steadfast in its mission to provide unparalleled learning experiences to all students, including those with special needs and disabilities.  The Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) Title I-IV, the Individuals and Disabilities Act (IDEA) Part B Special Education, High School Accelerated Instruction and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) are federal programs offered at Katy ISD campuses.  Public meeting discussions will focus on the programs current function as well as the proposed implementation for the upcoming school year. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:           <br></strong>Public meeting to discuss federal programs offered at Katy ISD.  The public is invited to comment on these programs.  A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made.  Parent and teacher surveys have been created to gather input on these programs. </p><p style="text-align:left;">Parent Survey (English):  <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JPCWY8Y">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JPCWY8Y</a></p><p style="text-align:left;">Parent Survey (Spanish): <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J6VX6GP">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J6VX6GP</a></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Katy ISD Education Support Complex<br>6301 S. Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tuesday, May 1<br></strong></span>1 p.m.</p></div>
Katy ISD Host 33rd Annual Katy Folk Life Festivalhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=883Katy ISD Host 33rd Annual Katy Folk Life Festival2018-04-03T14:10:27Z<div class="ExternalClassC17E93C414034768B66B970DEA8BE6E3"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Ever wondered what life was like in Texas during the late 1800's?  At the upcoming 33</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">rd</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual </span><a href="/dept/olc/Pages/FolkLifeFestival.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Katy Folk Life Festival</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, visitors will get a chance to experience pioneer life by seeing how they dressed, how they survived, the types of foods they prepared and even where their children went to school.  Other activities include:  blacksmith demonstrations, hand quilting, woodworking and roping skills presentations.  Admission is only $1.</span><br></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center<br>6301 S. Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:          <br></strong><strong><u>Saturday, April 7<br></u></strong><strong>9 a.m. – 4 p.m.</strong></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD to Host Annual Certified Teacher Fairhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=880Katy ISD to Host Annual Certified Teacher Fair2018-03-27T19:19:12Z<div class="ExternalClassA64A5070C44A47108708C9EE89824550"><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">​​Katy ISD invites certified teachers to the <strong>2018 Katy ISD Teacher Fair </strong>on Saturday, April 21 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane. The elementary session will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the junior high and high school session will be from 1 to 4 p.m.</p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">All Katy ISD campuses will be represented at the Teacher Fair. No pre-registration or registration fee is required, but participants must show proof of certification or TEA/SBEC content exam scores in order to be admitted. It is also advised that teachers submit an employment application via <a href="/" target="_blank">www.katyisd.org</a> in advance. The fair is open to current KISD employees who meet transfer eligibility requirements.</p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Click <a href="/Documents/2018%20Teacher%20Fair%20Flyer.pdf" target="_blank">here </a>for more information on this event.</p></div>
Ranger News - March 26, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=137Ranger News - March 26, 20182018-03-23T20:27:01Z<div class="ExternalClass5B2F9A8B36CC4779A3F0BE5E3F810ECC"><p>​</p><p>March 26, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/5a5a8b45e82898dd47c49c7cb612d568480f4122/rangerlogo.jpg" alt="" style="width:188px;margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></p><p><strong>March 26</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Katy ISD School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm</li></ul><p><strong>March 27</strong></p><p><strong>March 28</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/School%20Store%20Flyer%203.28.18.pdf">School Store</a></li></ul><p><strong>March 29</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Kindergarten Egg Hunt</li></ul><p><strong>March 30 - Good Friday - No School</strong></p><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx">View All Upcoming Events</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>PTA Reflections Contest</strong></p><p>Congratulations to our very own Quincy Parrish, who received Honorable Mention at the STATE Texas PTA Reflections contest!  Her dance choreography was beautiful, inspirational, and illustrated this year's theme, "Within Reach".  We are so proud to have Quincy representing WoodCreek!  </p><p>This year, we had 32 entries from WCE, 11 advancing to the district level, and one (Quincy) advancing to state. We are so impressed by the creative talent of our Rangers!</p><p>     <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/65a912b8736438c684eb78631f023413e54e84cd/Q2.png" alt="Dance" style="width:174px;margin:5px;" />     <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4c1535d942d53c8a244f8d3cfc1f9aa96e01af3a/Q.png" alt="Dance" style="width:187px;margin:5px;" />     <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/87eaf6af7c999efd2d3da98135d46eb824e06130/Q3.png" alt="Dance" style="width:174px;margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b1aa0d7d92329c1fdf03684c6b579e9953efa2c8/BHE.jpg" alt="BHE" style="width:535px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>5th Grade Parents of Future Tays Titans</strong></p><p>Tays Junior High is pleased to welcome parents of incoming 6th graders!  The campus will host a Welcome Coffee on April 19th from 9:30 - 10:15 am or 10:45 - 11:15 am.  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/5th%20Grade%20Welcome%20Coffee.pdf">Please click here to learn more!</a>  Ready to sign up to attend?  Please click <a href="https://tinyurl.com/yclsopgp">here.</a>  </p><p>There are many important dates to place on your calendar as you prepare for your child's transition to Tays Junior High.  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/TJH%202018%20Back%20to%20School%20Events.pdf">Please take a look at these Back to School Events and place them on your calendar today!</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/1c8222c64df834a1bd8ef0a86a2ceecba489fbc0/car_wash_flyer_-_March_2018.jpg" alt="CarWash" style="width:370px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>March Core Essential </strong></p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6cc83208cf53900cef0374d8cacc706395524649/Patience.jpg" alt="Patience" style="width:457px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>2016 - 2017 Federal Report Card</strong></p><p>Katy ISD is sharing information about the State, district and your child's campus as part of our obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). An information letter, along with a copy of the 2016-17 Federal Report Cards for the State, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=132&Source=http%3a//www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/AllItems.aspx&ContentTypeId=0x01040064025D5E4D0D7B41961CC74E6C1AD378&RootFolder=/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews">our campus website</a> or at the <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2017/srch.html">TEA website</a>. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>G/T News</strong></p><p>G/T screening for grades 1<sup>st</sup> – 4<sup>th</sup> is in progress.  There are 3 rounds of testing for this screening and will not be completed until May.   Notification letters will be mailed toward the end of May.</p><p>Due to the construction at the ESC and Merrell, the GT Parent Awareness Session is being provided online this year.  This is a session to answer any questions you might have about screening your child for GT in Katy ISD.    <a href="https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo">Please click here to view the session. </a> </p><p>Any new to KISD student who registers at WCE from now until April 9<sup>th</sup> can be screened for the G/T program upon registration.  The parent of the new student must request screening.  Please mention it to the registrar or email <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</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>
Ranger News - Happy Spring Break and March 19, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=136Ranger News - Happy Spring Break and March 19, 20182018-03-08T22:11:08Z<div class="ExternalClass8FE35CE4440E411E8F687D1FDF396046"><p>​</p><p>March 19, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/5a5a8b45e82898dd47c49c7cb612d568480f4122/rangerlogo.jpg" alt="" style="width:189px;margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p>Dear Ranger Parents,</p><p>What do you think...Did we do a good job honoring our newest Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Mills?  Check it out here:</p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://youtu.be/yQUjMDjVobg"><strong>Mrs. Mills is our Teacher of the Year</strong></a></p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/fa0a36cbf5fc3067e7acb8ea1f36179fb40f562a/IMG_4979.PNG" alt=" " style="width:370px;margin:5px;" /><p>I hope you enjoy your well deserved vacation next week!</p><p>Love Never Fails,</p><p>Ronnie Mosher</p><p>Principal</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></p><p><strong>March 10 - 18</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Spring Break</li></ul><p><strong>March 19</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>4th Nine Weeks Grading Period Begins</li><li>Slip into the Last Nine Weeks - Wear Slippers</li><li>Katy ISD School Board Work Study Meeting - 6:30 pm</li></ul><p><strong>March 20</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Singing Rangers Choir Rehearsal - 7:30 am</li><li>1st Day of Spring - Wear Spring Colors</li><li>Rah Rah Rally</li><li>PTA Executive Board Meeting - 9:30 am</li></ul><p><strong> March 21</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Instructional Coaches Day</li><li>VIPS Work Day - 9 am - Volunteers Needed</li><li>Read Deed Run - 3:40 pm</li></ul><p><strong>March 22</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Singing Rangers Choir Rehearsal - 7:30 am</li><li>PTA General Board Meeting and Singing Rangers Choir Concert - 6:45 pm</li></ul><p><strong>March 23</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>5th Grade Ranger Science</li><li>Report Cards Go Home</li><li><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Ferdinand%20Flyer%201.pdf">PTA Event - Family Movie Night - 6:45 pm</a></li></ul><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx">View All Upcoming Events</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>National School Breakfast Week</strong></p><p>This past week, we have celebrated National School Breakfast Week.  Today, we even had celebrities serving up a hot, healthy breakfast!  Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast are able to focus more on their studies and can show some improvement in short-term memory and verbal fluency.  Our school is pleased to partner with you in this and offers excellent breakfast choices every morning!</p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8d0e68c7c7759446d92acec03671fef648fa1bd/IMG_0298.JPG" alt="Lunch" style="width:411px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Destination Imagination</strong></p><p>We are extremely proud of all of our Destination Imagination teams at WoodCreek Elementary who recently participated in the Gulf Coast Regional Tournament along with 164 other teams this past weekend.  Fifteen Katy ISD teams were chosen to advance to the Texas State Affiliate Tournament, including our very own Brilliant Builders team!  The state tournament will be held the weekend of April 6 - 8 in Mansfield, Texas - be sure to say congratulations to all of our Destination Imagination students who participated in this past weekend's event.  We are proud of our Rangers!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>5th Grade Parents of Future Tays Titans</strong></p><p>Tays Junior High is pleased to welcome parents of incoming 6th graders!  The campus will host a Welcome Coffee on April 19th from 9:30 - 10:15 am or 10:45 - 11:15 am.  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/5th%20Grade%20Welcome%20Coffee.pdf">Please click here to learn more!</a>  Ready to sign up to attend?  Please click <a href="https://tinyurl.com/yclsopgp">here.</a>  </p><p>There are many important dates to place on your calendar as you prepare for your child's transition to Tays Junior High.  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/TJH%202018%20Back%20to%20School%20Events.pdf">Please take a look at these Back to School Events and place them on your calendar today!</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Instructional Materials Selection - Parent Input Requested</strong></p><p>Katy ISD will be selecting new instructional materials for the following courses: Forensic Science, Earth Science, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Government, AP Economics, and AP World History. These materials will be implemented during the 2018- 2019 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will be on display during business hours (8:00AM - 4:00PM) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex from March 5th – 9th and March 19th – 23rd. In addition, instructional materials will be available for review from 5:00PM - 8:00PM on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Support for OTHS Crimson Cavalettes</strong></p><p>Are you interested in supporting the OTHS Crimson Cavalettes?  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/spring%20show%20program%20ad%20flyer.pdf">Please click here</a> to learn more about the opportunity to support the Cavalettes by advertising your business or showing support in their Spring Show Program.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>March Core Essential </strong></p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6cc83208cf53900cef0374d8cacc706395524649/Patience.jpg" alt="Patience" style="width:457px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>2016 - 2017 Federal Report Card</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the State, district and your child's campus as part of our obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). An information letter, along with a copy of the 2016-17 Federal Report Cards for the State, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=132&Source=http%3a//www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/AllItems.aspx&ContentTypeId=0x01040064025D5E4D0D7B41961CC74E6C1AD378&RootFolder=/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews">our campus website</a> or at the <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2017/srch.html">TEA website</a>. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Carnival Tickets</strong></p><p>The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is providing special pricing for carnival tickets.  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Houston%20Livestock%20Show%201_2%20price%20Carnival%20Packs.pdf">Please click here to learn more!</a>  This information is offered as a community service.  WCE and Katy ISD are not a sponsoring organization for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>G/T News</strong></p><p>G/T screening for grades 1<sup>st</sup> – 4<sup>th</sup> is in progress.  There are 3 rounds of testing for this screening and will not be completed until May.   Notification letters will be mailed toward the end of May.</p><p>Due to the construction at the ESC and Merrell, the GT Parent Awareness Session is being provided online this year.  This is a session to answer any questions you might have about screening your child for GT in Katy ISD.    <a href="https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo">Please click here to view the session. </a> </p><p>Any new to KISD student who registers at WCE from now until April 9<sup>th</sup> can be screened for the G/T program upon registration.  The parent of the new student must request screening.  Please mention it to the registrar or email <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a> </p></div>
March Core Essential - Patiencehttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=135March Core Essential - Patience2018-03-08T16:08:42Z<div class="ExternalClassB886CA9E7BDE4D458C58E53FACA0A419"><p>​​<img src="/campus/WCE/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Patience.jpg" alt="Patience.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;font-size:14pt;"><strong>March Core Essentials - Patience</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">This month our Core Value is <strong>PATIENCE</strong>. “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” Below are some great activities that you can do with your family so that we can SAY, KNOW, SEE and BE what it means to have patience!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">SAY IT:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">Patience is waiting until later for what you want now.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"> KNOW IT:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><em>Ask a kid:</em></span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">Have you ever had to be patient and save up your own money from your birthday, Christmas and other occasions to afford a new toy instead of buying it right now?</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">Can you think of a time that you had to be patient on a long car ride or waiting in a long line at a store?</span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><em>Ask a grown up:</em></span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">What are some things that have happened to you that required a lot of patience?</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">Share a time within the last week that you have struggled to remain patient.</span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">SEE IT:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">Visit any daycare center or preschool and you will witness patience. Teachers and caretakers of young children must exhibit an enormous amount of patience because babies and young children have to be taught everything from speaking words, to recognizing their name to using the bathroom. Trial and error occurs often at this stage of development; therefore, the individuals working with these children have to be patient and persistent in teaching.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">BE IT:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">As a family, jot down some examples of times that you become impatient. Examples might be:</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">When the Internet is slow on my tablet, phone, computer, etc.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">When I am driving/riding in the car and the person in front of me is going too slow</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">When I am in a hurry to get somewhere</span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">After you have written down examples, think of ways to practice patience in those specific circumstances (take deep breaths, force yourself to slow down, remind yourself that impatience rarely gets others to move faster, etc.).</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">Book Suggestions for PATIENCE:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><em>You Will be My Friend </em>by Peter Brown (K-2)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><em>Waiting </em>by Kevin Henkes (Pk-1)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><em>This Monster Cannot Wait </em>by Bethany Barton (K-3)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><em>Henry the Impatient Heron </em>by Donna Love (K-5)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><em>Fu Finds the Way </em>by John Rocco (3-5)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><em>Waiting is Not Easy </em>by Mo Willems (K-3)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><em>Owl Moon </em>by Jane Yolen (K-5)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">Try these links for great video suggestions about KINDNESS:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgeuCgODgv4&app=desktop">Sesame Street- Zac Efron and Elmo learn Patience</a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nbSEn8MNIg&app=desktop">Patience Virtue Video</a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmpINEuI5nk&app=desktop">Patience is a Virtue</a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh4dTLJ9q9o">Lava</a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuOGPnx-T8E&app=desktop">Patience Song </a></span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif;">Please contact our school counselor, Fe Cooper (fecooper@katyisd.org) if you would like additional resources.​</span></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>
Ranger News - March 5, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=134Ranger News - March 5, 20182018-03-02T13:49:38Z<div class="ExternalClass2829F0E31F1A4649AC46635631FAC172"><p>​March 5, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/5a5a8b45e82898dd47c49c7cb612d568480f4122/rangerlogo.jpg" alt="" style="width:189px;margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p>Have you seen Ms. McSpadden's big award?  We are so proud of our teachers.  Click the picture to see Ms. McSpadden when the media enter her classroom in order to honor her work at WCE.  It was so much fun.  </p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/d511ac68cdbb8c300c482ac00c9fb04bd7f30435/Screen_Shot_2018-02-21_at_3.29.44_PM.PNG" alt=" " style="width:373px;margin:5px;" /><p>Have a Ranger-ific week!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></p><p><strong>March 5</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Spring Pictures</li><li>National School Breakfast Week</li></ul><p><strong>March 6</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Singing Rangers Choir Rehearsal - 7:30 am</li><li>Box Top Rewards Ice Cream Celebration - Recess</li><li>Diagnostician, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and Speech Pathologist Recognition Day</li><li>PTA Executive Board Meeting - 9:30 am</li></ul><p><strong> March 7</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Core Essentials - Patience - Wear Ivory</li><li>Family Night - No Homework Assigned!</li><li>Read Deed Run - 3:40 pm</li></ul><p><strong>March 8</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Singing Rangers Choir Rehearsal - 7:30 am</li><li>Field Day - Grades 3, 4, 5</li><li>First Grade Read Around the Campfire</li><li>Spirit Night - Chick-Fil-A </li></ul><p><strong>March 9</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Field Day - K, 1, 2</li><li>Last Day of the 3rd Nine Weeks Grading Period</li></ul><p><strong>March 10 - 18</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Spring Break</li></ul><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx">View All Upcoming Events</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Ranger Olympics Schedule</strong></p><p>We are very excited about our Field Day Ranger Olympics this next week!  Please see below for details about the schedule!</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Thursday, March 8</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li> 8:35 – 10:30 – 5<sup>th</sup> Grade</li><li>11:05 – 1:00 – 3<sup>rd</sup> Grade</li><li>1:05 – 3:00 – 4<sup>th</sup> Grade</li></ul><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Friday, March 9</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>8:35 – 10:30 – Kindergarten</li><li>10:35 – 12:30 – 2<sup>nd</sup> Grade</li><li>1:05 – 3:00 – 1<sup>st</sup> Grade</li></ul><p>*Please note there will be a change in the lunch schedule on Friday, March 8.</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>2<sup>nd</sup> grade lunch will be from 12:30 – 1:10</li><li>5<sup>th</sup> grade lunch will be from 12:10 – 12:50</li></ul><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>WCE Volunteer of the Year</strong></p><p>We are currently accepting nominations to select our WCE Volunteer of the Year.  We welcome any nominations that our parents would like to submit.  If you are interested in nominating an amazing volunteer, <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMbaEZPL2M-WkgI1rtEe3hPhjXKFI0G053VHAppq6vNquzfw/viewform">please click here to input your selection</a>.  Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, March 7th at 1 pm.  We are thankful for all of our volunteers and looking forward to honoring the amazing work that each of you do for our campus every day.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Support for OTHS Crimson Cavalettes</strong></p><p>Are you interested in supporting the OTHS Crimson Cavalettes?  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Champion%20Contest%20Flyer%20-%20Mar%203%202018%20Rev.pdf">Please click here</a> to learn more about attending their Champions Dance Contest with food trucks and vendors this Saturday, March 3rd!  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/spring%20show%20program%20ad%20flyer.pdf">Please click here</a> to learn more about the opportunity to support the Cavalettes by advertising your business or showing support in their Spring Show Program.  WCE wishes the best of luck to all of our former Rangers who are now Crimson Cavalettes!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>March Core Essentials - Patience</strong></p><p>This month our Core Value is <strong>PATIENCE</strong>. "Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting." Below are some great activities that you can do with your family so that we can SAY, KNOW, SEE and BE what it means to have patience!</p><p>SAY IT:</p><p>Patience is waiting until later for what you want now.</p><p> KNOW IT:</p><p><em>Ask a kid:</em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Have you ever had to be patient and save up your own money from your birthday, Christmas and other occasions to afford a new toy instead of buying it right now?</li><li>Can you think of a time that you had to be patient on a long car ride or waiting in a long line at a store?</li></ul><p><em>Ask a grown up:</em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>What are some things that have happened to you that required a lot of patience?</li><li>Share a time within the last week that you have struggled to remain patient.</li></ul><p>SEE IT:</p><p>Visit any daycare center or preschool and you will witness patience. Teachers and caretakers of young children must exhibit an enormous amount of patience because babies and young children have to be taught everything from speaking words, to recognizing their name to using the bathroom. Trial and error occurs often at this stage of development; therefore, the individuals working with these children have to be patient and persistent in teaching.</p><p>BE IT:</p><p>As a family, jot down some examples of times that you become impatient. Examples might be:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>When the Internet is slow on my tablet, phone, computer, etc.</li><li>When I am driving/riding in the car and the person in front of me is going too slow</li><li>When I am in a hurry to get somewhere</li></ul><p>After you have written down examples, think of ways to practice patience in those specific circumstances (take deep breaths, force yourself to slow down, remind yourself that impatience rarely gets others to move faster, etc.).</p><p>Book Suggestions for PATIENCE:</p><p><em>You Will be My Friend </em>by Peter Brown (K-2)</p><p><em>Waiting </em>by Kevin Henkes (Pk-1)</p><p><em>This Monster Cannot Wait </em>by Bethany Barton (K-3)</p><p><em>Henry the Impatient Heron </em>by Donna Love (K-5)</p><p><em>Fu Finds the Way </em>by John Rocco (3-5)</p><p><em>Waiting is Not Easy </em>by Mo Willems (K-3)</p><p><em>Owl Moon </em>by Jane Yolen (K-5)</p><p>Try these links for great video suggestions about KINDNESS:</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgeuCgODgv4&app=desktop">Sesame Street- Zac Efron and Elmo learn Patience</a></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nbSEn8MNIg&app=desktop">Patience Virtue Video</a></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmpINEuI5nk&app=desktop">Patience is a Virtue</a></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh4dTLJ9q9o">Lava</a></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuOGPnx-T8E&app=desktop">Patience Song </a></p><p>Please contact our school counselor, Fe Cooper (<a href="mailto:fecooper@katyisd.org">fecooper@katyisd.org</a>) if you would like additional resources.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>2016 - 2017 Federal Report Card</strong></p><p>Katy ISD is sharing information about the State, district and your child's campus as part of our obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). An information letter, along with a copy of the 2016-17 Federal Report Cards for the State, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=132&Source=http%3a//www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/AllItems.aspx&ContentTypeId=0x01040064025D5E4D0D7B41961CC74E6C1AD378&RootFolder=/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews">our campus website</a> or at the <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2017/srch.html">TEA website</a>. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Got Socks?</strong></p><p>Read Deed Run will be having a sock drive for a local non-profit organization, Clothed by Faith. We are collecting new, packaged socks to help them replenish their warehouse. We will be collecting socks February 21<sup>st</sup>-March 7<sup>th</sup>. Women's socks of all colors, sizes, and styles are most needed. Collection bins can be found near the library. Thank you for helping make this deed a success!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Carnival Tickets</strong></p><p>The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is providing special pricing for carnival tickets.  <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Houston%20Livestock%20Show%201_2%20price%20Carnival%20Packs.pdf">Please click here to learn more!</a>  This information is offered as a community service.  WCE and Katy ISD are not a sponsoring organization for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>G/T News</strong></p><p>G/T screening for Kinder is complete.  Those students who qualified for Challenge have been notified and will begin service the first week in March.  They will see Ms. Johnston once a week for an hour until the middle of May.  </p><p>G/T screening for grades 1<sup>st</sup> – 4<sup>th</sup> is in progress.  There are 3 rounds of testing for this screening and will not be completed until May.   Notification letters will be mailed toward the end of May.</p><p>Due to the construction at the ESC and Merrell, the GT Parent Awareness Session is being provided online this year.  This is a session to answer any questions you might have about screening your child for GT in Katy ISD.    <a href="https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo">Please click here to view the session. </a> </p><p>Any new to KISD student who registers at WCE from now until April 9<sup>th</sup> can be screened for the G/T program upon registration.  The parent of the new student must request screening.  Please mention it to the registrar or email <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</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>

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