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Katy ISD Auxiliary Job Fairhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=947Katy ISD Auxiliary Job Fair2018-09-14T20:04:39Z<div class="ExternalClass4829FEE0A98B48D5B812A1CE56287309"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Auxiliary%20Job%20Fair%20Flyer.jpg" alt="Auxiliary Job Fair Flyer.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:476px;" /></p></div>
Katy ISD Partners in Education Hosts KEYS Mentor Program Kickoffhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=946Katy ISD Partners in Education Hosts KEYS Mentor Program Kickoff2018-09-11T13:11:56Z<div class="ExternalClass45149CE8378545A9B0AC57771B196027"><div>​Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success – KEYS – the Katy ISD mentor program, will kick off another successful year of mentoring on Friday, September 21, from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Merrell Center.  Katy ISD campus KEYS Liaisons will be on hand to answer questions and network with veteran mentors and community members interested in joining the KEYS program. </div><div><br></div><div>KEYS is a relationship, not a tutoring, program that matches a caring adult with a student on the brink of success. Mentors make a one-school-year commitment and meet with their students each week, on campus, during the school day, during the school year.  KEYS survey results show that on average 88% of KEYS students increased grades, 79% decreased absences and 88% decreased discipline referrals.</div><div><br></div><div>Over its 20-year-history, thousands of mentors have changed the trajectory of their KEYS student’s lives.  When school began, hundreds of Katy ISD students were waiting for a mentor of their own.  If you have ever thought about becoming a mentor, or if you are already a KEYS mentor, please join us at the KEYS Kickoff.  Please <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6KMWQRH">RSVP online​</a> today. For more information please contact Heather Sanders at 281.396.2468, or heatherasanders@katyisd.org.​</div><div></div></div>
Family Night!! No Homework this Wednesday, September 12http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=945Family Night!! No Homework this Wednesday, September 122018-09-10T20:12:54Z<div class="ExternalClass73E0D20969E04C80877A26A1AFA32866"><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/090718_No%20Homework%20Family%20Night.jpg" alt="090718_No Homework Family Night.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:650px;height:552px;" /></p></div>
Ranger News - September 10, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=151Ranger News - September 10, 20182018-09-10T12:44:51Z<div class="ExternalClassC023C46565974D0EAE7E8EA799BB2A6D"><p>September 10, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="width:189px;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 personally invite you to our upcoming "Parent Round Table".  This event is designed to be a two-way communication between you and me.  For those that come, I will present some information at the beginning and then we will move through an activity together that is designed to allow the parents that attend an opportunity to share their praises and thoughts on any topic related to the school.  I will have my whole administration team with me to answer any questions along the way.  The feedback I have received from attending parents has been very positive about this process.  I am excited to welcome you to join us as well.  Please know this is not a time to discuss private concerns about your personal child.  But, we welcome conversations that are not private in nature and support your child's learning experience.  Even if you have nothing to share, please consider joining us.  I think you will find it insightful.  The Parent Roundtable will meet from 8:10 – 9:10am on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  We start and end promptly.  I hope to see you there. </p><p>Love Never Fails,</p><p>Ronnie Mosher</p><p>Principal, WoodCreek Elementary</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p>For the next week, we will send Ranger News through both email and Canvas.  However, starting September 13th,  you will only receive Ranger News as well as campus calendar information through Canvas.  To get you started, please be sure to review the Canvas resources which are shared below!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></p><p><strong>September 10</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>National Arts in Education Week</li><li>PJ Day & Teddy Bear Fundraiser to Benefit Teddy Cop - $1</li><li>Watch D.O.G.S. Dads begins</li><li>Student Council Videos/Posters Due</li></ul><p><strong>September 11</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Patriot Day - Remember September 11th</li><li>Choir - 7:00 - 7:50 am</li></ul><p><strong>September 12</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li> Family Night - No Homework</li><li>Read Deed Run Applications Due</li><li>VIPS Workday (Volunteers Needed)</li></ul><p><strong>September 13</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>3rd Grade Ranger Science</li><li>Student Council Vote</li><li>Parent Roundtable 8:10 - 9:10 am - Room 502</li><li>"Now That You're 10" Parent Preview 9:00 - 10:00 am - LGI</li></ul><p><strong>September 14</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>3rd Grade Ranger Science</li><li>Student Council Vote</li><li>Ranger Friends Orientation</li></ul><p><a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx">View All Upcoming Events</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/13336dc15f4bc2fb326c080f2bc06d35f6712072/2018_Fall__CC_Sidekicks_Flyer.jpg" alt="Cavalier Sidekick Flyer" style="width:530px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Love and Logic</strong></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to offer a practical and entertaining parent training which is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately.  This is a 6 week program designed by the Love and Logic Institute in the Spring semester.  There is a minimal cost of $10, and all meetings will be held at Tompkins High School.  For more information, <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/love_and_logic_registration_at_tompkins.pdf">please see the Love and Logic registration form</a>.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/47186f90535df4888626dee7f2dddf2bcd99a219/FSN_Flyer_Sept_2018.jpg" alt="Family Steam Night" style="width:556px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Legacy Parent Academy</strong></p><p>The Legacy Parent Academy is a new initiative intended to provide parents with information on current topics that impact students and schools district-wide. Academy sessions are supplemental to campus-based programs and initiatives, selected based on expressed need, in response to concerns that we see on our campuses and in our community.</p><p>The first session, "Emotional Well-being and Referral Processes," is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Legacy Stadium from 6:00PM-8:00PM, with capacity for 325 attendees. This is the first of eleven Legacy Parent Academy sessions planned for the 2018-2019 school year. Five of the academy sessions focus on social-emotional learning topics and six focus on academic topics. The schedule for the year is attached.</p><p>Please visit the Legacy Parent Academy webpage to review session descriptions and register for the first session!</p><p>Please visit the <a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy webpage, </a> which includes session descriptions and a link to register for the first session, for more details!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Katy ISD's Focus on Safety</strong></p><p>A safe learning environment for all Katy ISD students and staff is our  top priority.  Throughout this school year, you will see an increased focus on building awareness and enhancing systems that support both the physical and emotional well-being of all our children.  This includes our video series on bullying prevention and intervention.  Check out our latest video, "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMr2Y8ykKrU">What Does Bullying Look Like?</a>."  More information about policies and procedures related to bullying can be found <a href="/students/Pages/Bullying.aspx">here</a>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Arrival Safety</strong></p><p>The safety of all students is a priority at WoodCreek Elementary.  Unfortunately it is often observed that students are arriving in the staff parking lot or crossing Wooded Hollow beyond the crosswalk in the mornings.  Please know that these areas are not part of the arrival plan because they are dangerous and put students' safety at risk.  Parking cars on Wooded Hollow also blocks the kindergarten loop used by daycare and students with special needs which causes delays for those participating in arrival appropriately.  Help us ensure the safety of all students by using the car drop off line at the front of the school unless you are parking in the staff parking lot to attend a scheduled meeting.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Read Deed Run</strong></p><p>Read, Deed, and Run is an exciting, all encompassing program for the WHOLE child. Students in grades 4 & 5 who commit RDR will complete to a 25 week program in which they will read 26 books (or 2600 pages), perform 26 good deeds in the community, and run a total of 26.2 miles.  Every other week the club will meet to discuss books, deeds, stretching, nutrition, and run 1 mile under the supervision of WCE teachers and administrators.  The program will culminate in May when the students run their final 1.2 miles in a "race" to earn their Finisher's t-shirt and medal. Sign up online at <a href="https://tinyurl.com/wce-rdr-18">https://tinyurl.com/wce-rdr-18</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/5b92f21bbb67e48c1f95fc6bc75870246a3ee484/RS_flyer.jpg" alt="Ranger Science Signup Information" style="width:572px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>"Now That You're 10" Program for 4th and 5th Grade Students</strong></p><p>The program "Now That You're 10" will be presented for <strong>4</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> and 5</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> grade students on Thursday, September 20, 2018.</strong>  This program is presented by Deputy Joseph Barrett from the Fort Bend Partnership for Youth Department. Deputy Joseph Barrett truly has a heart for children and knows students make many daily decisions.  Deputy Barrett wants students to be informed so they can make good choices.</p><p>"Now That You're 10" is a program that focuses on the Texas laws that affect children once they turn age ten.  Students will learn the laws that affect them and the consequences of not making good choices regarding these laws. </p><p>In order for your child to attend this program, we need to have your written permission. <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Now%20You%20Are%2010--Parent%20Permission%20slip%202018.pdf">Permission slips went home on Thursday, August 29</a>.  <strong>Please sign and return the slips to your child's teacher by Monday, September 10, 2018.</strong></p><p><strong>***MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!*** </strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>WCE parents are invited</strong></span> to attend a parent preview given by Deputy Joseph Barrett on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM in the LGI.  This is a good way to become aware of the laws that affect your children.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school counselor, Fe Cooper (<a href="mailto:fecooper@katyisd.org">fecooper@katyisd.org</a>).</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Gifted and Talented Screening for Current 5th Grade Students</strong></p><p>Students in fifth grade <strong>who are not currently identified</strong> for the elementary Challenge program have the opportunity to be screened for Gifted and Talented Program with service to begin in the fall of sixth grade. Secondary gifted program options are available in english, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students may be screened in any or all of these content areas.</p><p>Letters to 5th Grade Parents have been sent home in the Thursday take home folders last week.  Parents interested in referring their child for secondary Gifted and Talented screening need to complete a Secondary Parent Checklist and return to the elementary campus by 3:00pm on Thursday, September 20th. No late forms will be accepted.</p><p>Screening will occur during the months of October through December. Parents will be notified of the placement decision by U.S. mail in January.</p><p>Parents may obtain a Parent Checklist from the front desk or by emailing the GT Facilitator, Mary Ann Johnston at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>.</p><p>The checklist is also available at: <a href="/dept/gt/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/gt/Pages/default.aspx</span></a></p><p><strong>Please make sure you are completing the checklist for Secondary screening and not the Elementary form.</strong> Please make sure you check the boxes and put the teacher's name for each subject you would like your child screened.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ed85f60b6978c6759c298772db5139f4f090cf41/Food_Trucks_and_a_Flick_2018.jpg" alt="Food Trucks and a Flick Information" style="width:560px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Important Things to Know for the 2018-2019 School Year</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>The front doors open at 7:35 am. Please do not drop your children off before this time.</li><li>Tardy bell rings at 8:00 am. If you arrive after this time, please come to the office to sign your student(s) in.</li><li>Attendance is taken at 9:30 am each day. Please schedule appointments after 9:30 am, but preferably after school hours.</li><li>All changes of transportation are due by 1:40 pm. These may be submitted via a letter in your child's folder or through the <a href="mailto:wcecommunications@katyisd.org">wcecommunications@katyisd.org</a> email address.</li><li>The last time to check out a student is 2:40 pm</li><li>You must be in the Car Rider Line by 3:05 pm. If you are not in the line by this time, your student will be brought to the office once the line has been completed and you will need to sign the Late Pick-up book.</li><li>School is dismissed at 3:20 pm.</li><li>Please report student absences using our <a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/absencereportingform.aspx">Absence Reporting Form</a>.</li></ul><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Campus Safety and Security Enhancements</strong></p><p>One of Katy Independent School District's top priorities is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents and community members, who visit our campuses and facilities. This school year, Katy ISD announced additional campus safety and security measures.</p><p><strong>Beginning Tuesday, September 4</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong>, all parents and visitors must present a valid, current, government-issued picture ID outside of the main entrance at WoodCreek Elementary prior to gaining admittance.  Each campus is equipped with a controlled access system that includes a camera and an intercom that parents and visitors will need to utilize when presenting their ID for entrance.  To gain further access beyond the campus front lobby, individuals will again be required to present their ID to the front desk receptionist in order to be officially logged into the visitor tracking system and provided with a Raptor badge.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Canvas</strong></p><p>The Katy ISD Technology Department is pleased to share resources to support parents with technology.  Please view the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/82971">Katy ISD Technology Information for Parents page</a> for support.  We especially ask you to review the information provided for Canvas, which is located on their <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/82971/pages/canvas-for-parent-observers">Canvas Information Page</a>. </p><p><strong>Please be sure that you have downloaded the Canvas Student app (icon is red and white), and then review the videos provided from the Katy ISD Technology Department to set your devices up to receive notifications and information from both your classroom teachers as well as WoodCreek Elementary. </strong> Your login information for Canvas will be your Home Access Center (HAC) username and password.  Please contact our front office at 281-234-0100 if you need support for identifying your HAC information.  </p><p>​</p></div>
Proclamation 2019 – Instructional Materialshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=944Proclamation 2019 – Instructional Materials2018-09-07T20:25:15Z<div class="ExternalClassD72F5B594D5D47E584EA260AD56FD75D"><p>Instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts are included in Proclamation 2019.  Materials will be reviewed and selected this year for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.  The selection process has been designed to include input from administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, parents, community and special programs.  A schedule of meetings and dates are detailed below.  Committees for the Review of Instructional Materials (CRIM) members will be receive calendar invitations for the meetings.</p><p><em>Katy </em><em>I</em><em>SD is loo</em><em>k</em><em>ing for</em><em> </em><em>pare</em><em>n</em><em>t volunte</em><em>e</em><em>rs to serve</em><em> </em><em>on </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>s to r</em><em>e</em><em>v</em><em>i</em><em>e</em><em>w and s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>t new instru</em><em>c</em><em>tional materials</em><em> </em><em>that will be </em><em>i</em><em>mpl</em><em>e</em><em>m</em><em>e</em><em>nted during the</em><em> </em><em>2</em><em>0</em><em>19</em><em>- 2020 s</em><em>c</em><em>hool y</em><em>e</em><em>ar. The subject areas, days and times are indicated in the chart below. If </em><em>y</em><em>ou</em><em> </em><em>wo</em><em>u</em><em>ld like</em><em> </em><em>to be a part of one</em><em> </em><em>of the</em><em> </em><em>re</em><em>v</em><em>iew </em><em>c</em><em>o</em><em>m</em><em>m</em><em>i</em><em>tt</em><em>ee</em><em>s, </em><em>c</em><em>ompl</em><em>e</em><em>te the</em><em> </em><em>int</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>e</em><em>st fo</em><em>r</em><em>m at </em><a href="https://tinyurl.com/Proclamation-2019"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong>https://tinyurl.com/Proclamation-2019</strong></em></span></a><em> </em><em>to be</em><em> c</em><em>onsid</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>e</em><em>d for participation on the s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>tion </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>.</em><em> </em><em>K</em><em>ee</em><em>p in</em><em> </em><em>mind that not all volunt</em><em>e</em><em>e</em><em>rs may be</em><em> </em><em>s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>ted to </em><em>s</em><em>e</em><em>r</em><em>v</em><em>e</em><em> </em><em>on a</em><em> </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>.</em></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>C</strong><strong>om</strong><strong>m</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>tee</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Final Day 3</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Reading & Word Study (Spelling)</p><p>(K-8 English & K-6 Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 15, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Writing & Handwriting </p><p>(K-5, English and Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 29, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">English Language Arts (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 24, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 30, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">English Learners Language Arts (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Personal Financial Literacy</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 18, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 29, 2019</p><p>8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>El distrito escolar independiente de Katy busca a padres voluntarios para formar parte del comité que seleccionará los materiales educacionales nuevos de lectura, redacción, caligrafía y estudio de palabras (antes conocido como ortografía) para los grados escolares K-8. Estos materiales serán usados durante el año escolar 2019-2020. Si usted quiere ser parte de uno de los comités de selección, complete el formulario en </em><em> </em><a href="https://tinyurl.com/Comit-de-revisi-n"><span lang="ES-MX" style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong>https://tinyurl.com/Comit-de-revisi-n</strong></em></span></a><em> y usted será uno de los candidatos considerados para ser parte del comité. Por favor tenga en cuenta que no todos las personas interesadas en formar parte del comité serán seleccionadas.</em></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Comité</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Último </strong><strong>Día</strong><strong> 3</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lectura y estudio de palabras (ortografía) (K-8 inglés y K-5 espaňol)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 15, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM  – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Escritura y caligrafía (K-5, inglés y español)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 29, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM– 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Artes del lenguaje en inglés (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 24, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 30, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM– 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Artes del lenguaje para estudiantes que aprenden inglés como segundo idioma (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Educación financiera personal</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 18, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 29, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>
Katy ISD Celebrates a Century of Legacyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=943Katy ISD Celebrates a Century of Legacy2018-09-07T15:33:11Z<div class="ExternalClassCCA63BF150714AB8A1EB2D7FCABD2D55"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">An impressive milestone has been reached at Katy Independent School District. This year the District will celebrate a "Century of Legacy".</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Enacted on February 25, 1919, the legislature of the State of Texas established and created Katy ISD out of part of Harris, Waller and Fort Bend Counties.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">During our centennial celebration, Katy ISD invites everyone to view the historical accomplishments through our </span><a href="/sites/100Year/Pages/default.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD Century of Legacy website</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, which details landmark accomplishments, the stories of affluential leaders and images that have survived the test of time.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">   </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Throughout the school year, Katy ISD will celebrate a century of dedication and commitment to our students, staff and community with campus celebrations and learning opportunities for our students, the future legacies of Katy ISD.   It is also a perfect opportunity for the District to partner up with those who can contribute additional information on the past achievements of one of the fastest growing school districts in the nation.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the past several months, dozens of Katy ISD employees along with namesakes and community members shifted through yesteryears and identified key events and timelines, all of which can now be found in a centralized location.  The goal is to make known a legacy filled with growth, tradition, culture and meaning.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD looks forward to celebrating this centennial, as well as commence on its next century of providing educational excellence.  </p></div>
Parent & Community Engagement Surveyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=942Parent & Community Engagement Survey2018-09-07T13:33:11Z<div class="ExternalClass6BB93EF34AF54FF38155094535155EB1"><p>At Katy ISD, parent and guardian involvement on our campuses is a crucial aspect to the success of our nearly 80,000 students. For that reason, the District is asking for your input as we continue to improve upon our parent and community engagement opportunities across our 64 campuses.</p><p>During the week of September 10, you will receive a survey via your personal email account.  It will only take about 10 minutes to complete and it requests your feedback regarding engagement opportunities on your child(ren's) campus that are working well, those that could be improved, as well as your thoughts on future school planning and support initiatives. Katy ISD's efforts are focused on identifying new and enhanced ways to involve a greater number of parents and community in shaping the educational experience of our students while at this district.</p><p>The survey will be open until September 25.  Keep an eye out for it next week.</p><p>We look forward to your participation!</p><p>Katy ISD</p></div>
Katy ISD Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Screening Coming Soonhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=941Katy ISD Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Screening Coming Soon2018-09-04T21:21:28Z<div class="ExternalClass727475F7DA75485BAC418CEFE8E8C045"><p>Beginning September 17 through October 4, parents of kindergarten students in Katy Independent School District who would like their child to be part of the Challenge (Gifted and Talented, GT) program may refer them for screening.  Beginning the week of September 10, kindergarten students will have additional information placed in their take-home packet detailing how to refer a student.  Referral information can also be found in the <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/Kindergarten-Screening.aspx">Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics website</a>.<br></p><p>The referral forms and parent checklists are due on October 5.  The State of Texas defines a gifted and talented student as a child or youth who performs or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Kindergarten services will begin by February 25, 2019.</span>  The kindergarten program emphasizes the development of critical and creative thinking skills.  Students attend for 60 minutes each week in the Challenge classroom.  Students identified in kindergarten move into the elementary pullout program in first grade.  Parents with questions can contact the counselor at their child's campus or the campus Challenge teacher.  </p><p>Parents of students who are referred and screened will receive placement notification during the last week of February.  Three hour-long informational sessions for parents will be held on <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Tuesday, October 2</span> at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and an evening session at 7 p.m.  Sessions will be held at Legacy Stadium in the Field House (Rooms A, B & C), 1830 Katyland Drive, Katy, TX  77493</p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Secondary Gifted and Talented Screeninghttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=940Katy ISD Announces Secondary Gifted and Talented Screening2018-09-04T21:20:00Z<div class="ExternalClassA5F8A9173FD84C81AC9AC7E2AE004D32"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District encourages all parents who have a child who is gifted and talented (GT) and headed to junior high school to sign up for a secondary GT screening.  Students currently in fifth grade who are not identified as part of the elementary Challenge Program have the opportunity to be screened for GT program services. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">If parents would like to refer their child for secondary GT screening they must complete a <a href="/dept/GT/Documents/Parent%20Check%20List%20Secondary%20-%20(English)%2012.5.14.pdf">Secondary Parent Checklist</a> and return it to their child's elementary campus by <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>September 20, 2018.</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Secondary gifted program options are available in English, reading, mathematics, science and social studies.  Students may be screened in any or all of these content areas.  Screening will take place at the student's current campus in October and November.  Parents will be notified of the placement decision by U.S. mail in January 2019.  Students who qualify for the GT program will begin the program in the fall of their sixth-grade year.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Contact the Challenge teacher at your child's school if you have additional questions.</p></div>
Gifted and Talented Screening for Current 5th Grade Studentshttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=150Gifted and Talented Screening for Current 5th Grade Students2018-08-30T20:21:30Z<div class="ExternalClassD1B55E1D82E0493AA276C89C12472AA0"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​Gifted and Talented Screening for Current 5th Grade Students</strong></p><p>Students in fifth grade <strong>who are not currently identified</strong> for the elementary Challenge program have the opportunity to be screened for Gifted and Talented Program with service to begin in the fall of sixth grade. Secondary gifted program options are available in english, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students may be screened in any or all of these content areas.</p><p>Letters to 5th Grade Parents have been sent home in the Thursday take home folders today (8/30).  Parents interested in referring their child for secondary Gifted and Talented screening need to complete a Secondary Parent Checklist and return to the elementary campus by 3:00pm on Thursday, September 20th. No late forms will be accepted.</p><p>Screening will occur during the months of October through December. Parents will be notified of the placement decision by U.S. mail in January.</p><p>Parents may obtain a Parent Checklist from the front desk or by emailing the GT Facilitator, Mary Ann Johnston at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>.</p><p>The checklist is also available at: <a href="/dept/gt/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/gt/Pages/default.aspx</span></a></p><p><strong>Please make sure you are completing the checklist for Secondary screening and not the Elementary form.</strong> Please make sure you check the boxes and put the teacher's name for each subject you would like your child screened.</p><div><br></div></div>
Ranger News - September 3, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=149Ranger News - September 3, 20182018-08-30T20:21:01Z<div class="ExternalClassF40E01A27FC941379741E5A5C4E405EC"><p>​September 3, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="width:189px;margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p>For the next 2 weeks, we will send Ranger News through both email and Canvas.  However, starting September 13th,  you will only receive Ranger News as well as campus calendar information through Canvas.  To get you started, please be sure to review the Canvas resources which are shared below!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></p><p><strong>September 3</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Student and Staff Holiday - Labor Day</li></ul><p><strong>September 4</strong></p><p><strong>September 5</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li> Core Essentials - Initiative (wear khaki)</li></ul><p><strong>September 6</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Read Deed Run Parent Meeting - 6 pm - Gym</li><li>KISD Challenge Curriculum Night - Morton Ranch Junior High - 7 - 9 pm</li></ul><p><strong>September 7</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>PTA Fall Fundraiser Kick Off</li><li>Student Council Permission Slips Due</li><li>Choir Boot Camp - 3:30 - 6:30 pm</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>Legacy Parent Academy</strong></p><p>The Legacy Parent Academy is a new initiative intended to provide parents with information on current topics that impact students and schools district-wide. Academy sessions are supplemental to campus-based programs and initiatives, selected based on expressed need, in response to concerns that we see on our campuses and in our community.</p><p>The first session, "Emotional Well-being and Referral Processes," is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Legacy Stadium from 6:00PM-8:00PM, with capacity for 325 attendees. This is the first of eleven Legacy Parent Academy sessions planned for the 2018-2019 school year. Five of the academy sessions focus on social-emotional learning topics and six focus on academic topics. The schedule for the year is attached.</p><p>Please visit the Legacy Parent Academy webpage to review session descriptions and register for the first session!</p><p>Please visit the <a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy webpage, </a> which includes session descriptions and a link to register for the first session, for more details!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Katy ISD's Focus on Safety</strong></p><p>A safe learning environment for all Katy ISD students and staff is our  top priority.  Throughout this school year, you will see an increased focus on building awareness and enhancing systems that support both the physical and emotional well-being of all our children.  This includes our video series on bullying prevention and intervention.  Check out our latest video, "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMr2Y8ykKrU">What Does Bullying Look Like?</a>."  More information about policies and procedures related to bullying can be found <a href="/students/Pages/Bullying.aspx">here</a>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Arrival Safety</strong></p><p>The safety of all students is a priority at WoodCreek Elementary.  Unfortunately it is often observed that students are arriving in the staff parking lot or crossing Wooded Hollow beyond the crosswalk in the mornings.  Please know that these areas are not part of the arrival plan because they are dangerous and put students' safety at risk.  Parking cars on Wooded Hollow also blocks the kindergarten loop used by daycare and students with special needs which causes delays for those participating in arrival appropriately.  Help us ensure the safety of all students by using the car drop off line at the front of the school unless you are parking in the staff parking lot to attend a scheduled meeting.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Read Deed Run</strong></p><p>Read, Deed, and Run is an exciting, all encompassing program for the WHOLE child. Students in grades 4 & 5 who commit RDR will complete to a 25 week program in which they will read 26 books (or 2600 pages), perform 26 good deeds in the community, and run a total of 26.2 miles.  Every other week the club will meet to discuss books, deeds, stretching, nutrition, and run 1 mile under the supervision of WCE teachers and administrators.  The program will culminate in May when the students run their final 1.2 miles in a "race" to earn their Finisher's t-shirt and medal. Thursday, September 6<sup>th</sup> there is a mandatory parent meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the gym.  Sign up online at <a href="https://tinyurl.com/wce-rdr-18">https://tinyurl.com/wce-rdr-18</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/5b92f21bbb67e48c1f95fc6bc75870246a3ee484/RS_flyer.jpg" alt="Ranger Science Signup Information" style="width:572px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>"Now That You're 10" Program for 4th and 5th Grade Students</strong></p><p>The program "Now That You're 10" will be presented for <strong>4</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> and 5</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> grade students on Thursday, September 20, 2018.</strong>  This program is presented by Deputy Joseph Barrett from the Fort Bend Partnership for Youth Department. Deputy Joseph Barrett truly has a heart for children and knows students make many daily decisions.  Deputy Barrett wants students to be informed so they can make good choices.</p><p>"Now That You're 10" is a program that focuses on the Texas laws that affect children once they turn age ten.  Students will learn the laws that affect them and the consequences of not making good choices regarding these laws. </p><p>In order for your child to attend this program, we need to have your written permission. <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/Now%20You%20Are%2010--Parent%20Permission%20slip%202018.pdf">Permission slips went home on Thursday, August 29</a>.  <strong>Please sign and return the slips to your child's teacher by Monday, September 10, 2018.</strong></p><p><strong>***MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!*** </strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>WCE parents are invited</strong></span> to attend a parent preview given by Deputy Joseph Barrett on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM in the LGI.  This is a good way to become aware of the laws that affect your children.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school counselor, Fe Cooper (<a href="mailto:fecooper@katyisd.org">fecooper@katyisd.org</a>).</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Gifted and Talented Screening for Current 5th Grade Students</strong></p><p>Students in fifth grade <strong>who are not currently identified</strong> for the elementary Challenge program have the opportunity to be screened for Gifted and Talented Program with service to begin in the fall of sixth grade. Secondary gifted program options are available in english, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students may be screened in any or all of these content areas.</p><p>Letters to 5th Grade Parents have been sent home in the Thursday take home folders today (8/30).  Parents interested in referring their child for secondary Gifted and Talented screening need to complete a Secondary Parent Checklist and return to the elementary campus by 3:00pm on Thursday, September 20th. No late forms will be accepted.</p><p>Screening will occur during the months of October through December. Parents will be notified of the placement decision by U.S. mail in January.</p><p>Parents may obtain a Parent Checklist from the front desk or by emailing the GT Facilitator, Mary Ann Johnston at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>.</p><p>The checklist is also available at: <a href="/dept/gt/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/gt/Pages/default.aspx</span></a></p><p><strong>Please make sure you are completing the checklist for Secondary screening and not the Elementary form.</strong> Please make sure you check the boxes and put the teacher's name for each subject you would like your child screened.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>September Core Essentials - Initiative</strong></p><p>Our Core Value for the month of September is <strong>INITIATIVE</strong>. Initiative means seeing what needs to be done and doing it. It's like the quote from Louis Brandeis "Most of the things worth doing in the world have been declared impossible before they were done." Please help us kick off this month's trait by wearing khaki, or light brown, on Wednesday, September 5th. Below are some great activities that you can do with your family to show initiative!</p><p><strong>BE IT:</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Find a chore in your home that needs to be done and do it without being asked.</li><li>Volunteer to help make dinner.</li><li>Pick up a piece of trash at school even if it is not yours.</li></ul><p><strong>Book Suggestions for Initiative</strong>:</p><p><em>The Scarecrow's Hat</em> by Ken Brown (PreK-2)</p><p><em>How to Find Gold</em> by Vivian Schwarz (K-2)</p><p><em>Imogene's Last Stand</em> by Candace Fleming (2-5)</p><p><em>The Sheep Go on Strike</em> by Jean-Francois Dumont (2-5)</p><p><em>Stone Soup</em> by Marcia Brown (K-5)</p><p><em>A Chair for My Mother</em> by Vera B. Williams (K-3)</p><p><em>The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza</em> by Philemon Sturges (K-5)</p><p><strong>Try these links for great video suggestions about Initiative:</strong></p><p><a href="https://katyisd.parentlink.net/main/messages/youtube.com/watch?v=rYcOQQPvNJE">Initiative Virtue Video</a></p><p><a href="https://katyisd.parentlink.net/main/messages/youtube.com/watch?v=N1RsswZT7fM">Initiative- Character Trades</a></p><p><a href="https://katyisd.parentlink.net/main/messages/youtube.com/watch?v=KvpWbVqFFmI">Super Virtue Man Takes Initiative for Kids</a></p><p><a href="https://katyisd.parentlink.net/main/messages/youtube.com/watch?v=ALtsSru4jzE">Taking Initiative is Cool</a></p><p><a href="https://katyisd.parentlink.net/main/messages/youtube.com/watch?v=40zo_9MrPTY">A Story About Initiative</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><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ed85f60b6978c6759c298772db5139f4f090cf41/Food_Trucks_and_a_Flick_2018.jpg" alt="Food Trucks and a Flick Information" style="width:560px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Important Things to Know for the 2018-2019 School Year</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>The front doors open at 7:35 am. Please do not drop your children off before this time.</li><li>Tardy bell rings at 8:00 am. If you arrive after this time, please come to the office to sign your student(s) in.</li><li>Attendance is taken at 9:30 am each day. Please schedule appointments after 9:30 am, but preferably after school hours.</li><li>All changes of transportation are due by 1:40 pm. These may be submitted via a letter in your child's folder or through the <a href="mailto:wcecommunications@katyisd.org">wcecommunications@katyisd.org</a> email address.</li><li>The last time to check out a student is 2:40 pm</li><li>You must be in the Car Rider Line by 3:05 pm. If you are not in the line by this time, your student will be brought to the office once the line has been completed and you will need to sign the Late Pick-up book.</li><li>School is dismissed at 3:20 pm.</li><li>Please report student absences using our <a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/absencereportingform.aspx">Absence Reporting Form</a>.</li></ul><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Campus Safety and Security Enhancements</strong></p><p>One of Katy Independent School District's top priorities is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents and community members, who visit our campuses and facilities. This school year, Katy ISD announced additional campus safety and security measures.</p><p><strong>Beginning Tuesday, September 4</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong>, all parents and visitors must present a valid, current, government-issued picture ID outside of the main entrance at WoodCreek Elementary prior to gaining admittance.  Each campus is equipped with a controlled access system that includes a camera and an intercom that parents and visitors will need to utilize when presenting their ID for entrance.  To gain further access beyond the campus front lobby, individuals will again be required to present their ID to the front desk receptionist in order to be officially logged into the visitor tracking system and provided with a Raptor badge.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Art Club</strong></p><p>WoodCreek Elementary will be hosting an art club this year! Does your child need to be "good" at art? Not at all! All you need is a desire to make and learn about art. Art club will have different projects throughout the year that will help add art around WCE, as well as strengthen the skills and creativity of its members. Any 5th grade student at WCE may join the art club.<br> Interested students must fit the qualifications listed below to be accepted:</p><p><strong>Attendance</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Students must have transportation to art club by 7:00 am.</li><li>2 or more late drop-offs to art club will result in your child having a talk with Mr. Esparza and they might not be able to continue as a member of art club.</li><li>Please do not miss meetings if at all possible! There is a long waiting list of students that wish to participate, and we want to allow all those that want<br> the chance to attend just that opportunity.</li><li>Parents are responsible for student transportation.</li></ul><p><strong>Qualifications and Fees</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Students must have and maintain a "B" or above as their average in all subjects.</li><li>No office referrals received in 4 th grade.</li><li>Follow the Ranger Code of Honor at all times.</li><li>Student cannot have regularly conflicting clubs or programs at the same time.</li><li>Attend art club regularly (see Attendance above)</li><li>Student will bring $20 in cash or check which will be used to purchase materials used in Art Club exclusively</li></ul><p><strong>Sign-Up and Meetings</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>There will be two clubs during the year, a Fall art club and a Spring art club.</li><li>They will each meet once a week for half of the school year. Meetings will take place Wednesday mornings and begin at 7:00 am.</li><li>Art club is open to 5th graders only. This club will be open to 30 students and those students will be chosen on a first come first serve basis.</li></ul><p><strong>Dates for Fall Art Club:</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Sept 5th -Dec. 5th [Wednesdays 7:00-7:50 am (holidays excluded)]</li></ul><p><strong>Dates for Spring Art Club:</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>February 6th -May 1st [Wednesdays 7:00-7:50 am (holidays excluded)]</li></ul><p>Please go to the <a href="http://katyisd.instructure.com/">WoodCreek Art Canvas page</a> and follow the link for the Art Club. Click on the Sign-Up Link to officially be added to our list of applicants!</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Multicultural Night</strong></p><p>We are so excited to be planning our very first Multicultural Night at WCE! Please save the date, it will take place on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 PM!</p><p>The purpose of this event is to learn about all the different cultures and countries represented at our school. Wherever your family is from and whatever your traditions are, we all want to learn from you as we celebrate our diversity!</p><p>If you are interested in helping us celebrate diversity at WCE, we could use your help! Whether you want to volunteer with a specific country (you don't even need to be from that country to help) or assist in decorating for the event, join the fun and be part of an awesome experience for our students! <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/multicultural%20night%20info%20WCE.pdf"><strong>Please complete this form and return by Friday, September 7th.</strong></a></p><p>If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Cooper, School Counselor, for more information: <a href="mailto:fecooper@katyisd.org">fecooper@katyisd.org</a> or 281-234-0131.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Curriculum Videos</strong></p><p>We are pleased to share grade level and specials curriculum videos for you to review information that was shared during Curriculum Night.</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hu7auOb8lI&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=1">Kindergarten Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yNZKk4pZ-Y&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=2">1st Grade Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1bV3_dH5hc&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=3">2nd Grade Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></li><li><a href="https://youtu.be/OVJSMFoPLQM">3rd Grade Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7Tl9d_Kqlc&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=5">4th Grade Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP0xEQSMk4o&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=6">5th Grade Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlCHhUWnuvw&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=9">PE Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdGEVq35HF0&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=8">Music Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jef5-ji4Vh0&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=7">Art Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></li></ul><p>These videos will also be posted in your child's Canvas class, under the "Grade Level Information" page.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Canvas</strong></p><p>The Katy ISD Technology Department is pleased to share resources to support parents with technology.  Please view the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/82971">Katy ISD Technology Information for Parents page</a> for support.  We especially ask you to review the information provided for Canvas, which is located on their <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/82971/pages/canvas-for-parent-observers">Canvas Information Page</a>. </p><p><strong>Please be sure that you have downloaded the Canvas Student app (icon is red and white), and then review the videos provided from the Katy ISD Technology Department to set your devices up to receive notifications and information from both your classroom teachers as well as WoodCreek Elementary. </strong> Your login information for Canvas will be your Home Access Center (HAC) username and password.  Please contact our front office at 281-234-0100 if you need support for identifying your HAC information.  </p></div>
Technology for Parents & Studentshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=939Technology for Parents & Students2018-08-29T19:18:22Z<div class="ExternalClassC3326A74E46141E6B65052CCF6281786"><p style="text-align:justify;">Are you or your student having Technology issues? If so, Katy ISD Technology Department is here to help.  The District wants to ensure students and parents have access to all the technology resources Katy ISD has to offer. </p><ul><li>Home Access Center (HAC)</li><li>Katy <em>OnTheGo</em></li><li>Canvas</li><li>PowerSchool Registration (formerly InfoSnap)</li><li>MyKaty Cloud <em>(access for students only)</em></li><li>Digital Resources</li><li>Digital Textbooks</li></ul><p style="text-align:left;">For further details on these resources click the link below:  <a href="/dept/technology/Pages/default.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/Pages/default.aspx</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">If you have issues or concerns, please submit those on the form below and someone will get back to you within 24 business hours:</p><p><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/7NcZ90mM2ydZiZML2">Technology Parent HelpDesk</a></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD is Stronger Together, One Year after Harvey!http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=938Katy ISD is Stronger Together, One Year after Harvey!2018-08-28T17:35:28Z<div class="ExternalClassED27DFA8514C4B0DB56B9DC56D2D01C0"><p>It's hard to imagine that it has been a year since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast.  This storm would end up being one of the most devastating natural disasters in Texas history, and one that would have a huge impact on the Katy ISD community.  One year later, Katy ISD is Stronger Together!  Through the <a href="/community/Pages/Harvey.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Katy ISD </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Stronger Together</em></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> website</span></a>, the District is highlighting the valiant acts of heroism and resilience, of which many silently took place before, during and after the storm.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In total, 16 Katy ISD campuses sustained damages, and close to 15,000 students along with nearly 3,000 employees were directly impacted by the flooding.  Since then the indomitable Katy Spirit has shined brighter than the destruction.  Recognizing that we are stronger together, Katy ISD officials joined forces with government agencies and area residents to help our Katy residents.  The selfless service of individuals could be seen when shelters were opened and donations started pouring in.  Many Katy ISD employees even got on buses to conduct water rescues in flooded neighborhoods and the overwhelming donations at times brought even the strongest to tears.  <br><br>As we reflect on the first year since this catastrophic event, we would like to take time to recognize the people who turned a tragedy into a triumph of community.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Visit our <a href="/community/Pages/Harvey.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Katy ISD </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Stronger Together</em></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> website</span></a>.  </p></div>
Katy ISD Launches Legacy Parent Academyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=937Katy ISD Launches Legacy Parent Academy2018-08-27T20:57:00Z<div class="ExternalClass696831611A8445A294BC986A75915E48"><p>​Starting September, Katy Independent School District will launch an initiative created to equip all parents with tools to provide additional support to their children. It is called Legacy Parent Academy. In it, parents will hear from experts on topics that impact students and schools district-wide such as financial aid for college, mental health resources and bullying. </p><p>"Legacy Parent Academy is a new initiative designed as part of the District's Strategic Plan Goal 8, which focuses on supporting the emotional well-being of all learners," said Director of Counseling Services Christy Maeker.  "This is a great opportunity to provide parents with information and strategies to assist their children," added Maeker.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Legacy Parent Academy sessions are supplemental to campus-based programs and initiatives. The topics of each session were selected based on the need expressed by parents and in response to concerns the District sees on campuses and the community.  Katy ISD looks forward to working with local media partners to promote and cover these sessions, which can be found on the district's <a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy website</a>.  The first session "Emotional Well-being and Referral Processes" is on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Legacy Stadium from 6 – 8 p.m., with capacity for 325 attendees.  This is the first of 11 Legacy Parent Academy sessions planned for the 2018-19 school year.  Five of the academy sessions focus on social-emotional learning topics while six of them focus on academic topics.    </p></div>
Legacy Parent Academyhttp://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=148Legacy Parent Academy2018-08-24T15:29:10Z<div class="ExternalClassCF7D8EE37DB8445680ABE1A066B5E157"><p>​The Legacy Parent Academy is a new initiative intended to provide parents with information on current topics that impact students and schools district-wide. Academy sessions are supplemental to campus-based programs and initiatives, selected based on expressed need, in response to concerns that we see on our campuses and in our community.</p><p>The first session, “Emotional Well-being and Referral Processes,” is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Legacy Stadium from 6:00PM-8:00PM, with capacity for 325 attendees. This is the first of eleven Legacy Parent Academy sessions planned for the 2018-2019 school year. Five of the academy sessions focus on social-emotional learning topics and six focus on academic topics. The schedule for the year is attached.</p><p>Please visit the Legacy Parent Academy webpage to review session descriptions and register for the first session!</p><p>Please visit the <a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy webpage,​</a> which includes session descriptions and a link to register for the first session, for more details!</p></div>
Ranger News - August 27, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=147Ranger News - August 27, 20182018-08-24T01:12:11Z<div class="ExternalClass3A82EF0EE649474E80515C3E907EB324"><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;">August 27, 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;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;">For the next few weeks, we will continue to send Ranger News through email.  However, starting in September you will receive Ranger News as well as campus calendar information through Canvas.  To get you started, please be sure to review the Canvas resources which are shared below!</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>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>August 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;">Katy ISD Board Meeting - 6:30 pm - Katy ESC</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>August 28</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>August 29</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>August 30</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;">PTA Chairman Training - 9:30 am - LGI</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">WatchDog Dads Kickoff - 6:30 pm - 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>August 31</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;">5th Grade Shirts Order Forms are Due</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" data-auth="NotApplicable">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>Important Things to Know for the 2018-2019 School Year</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 style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">The front doors open at 7:35 am. Please do not drop your children off before this time.</span></li><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Tardy bell rings at 8:00 am. If you arrive after this time, please come to the office to sign your student(s) in.</span></li><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Attendance is taken at 9:30 am each day. <span role="button" class="contextualExtensionHighlight ms-font-color-themePrimary ms-border-color-themePrimary ident_870_948" style="border-color:#116fa0;color:#116fa0;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dashed;cursor:pointer;">Please schedule appointments after 9:30 am, but preferably after school hours.</span></span></li><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">All changes of transportation are due by 1:40 pm. These may be submitted via a letter in your child’s folder or through the <a href="mailto:wcecommunications@katyisd.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">wcecommunications@katyisd.org</a> e-mail address.</span></li><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">The last time to check out a student is 2:40 pm</span></li><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">You must be in the Car Rider Line by 3:05 pm. If you are not in the line by this time, your student will be brought to the office once the line has been completed and you will need to sign the Late Pick-up book.</span></li><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">School is dismissed at 3:20 pm.</span></li><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Please report student absences using our <a href="/campus/WCE/Pages/absencereportingform.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Absence Reporting Form</a>.</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>Campus Safety and Security Enhancements</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;">One of Katy Independent School District's top priorities is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents and community members, who visit our campuses and facilities. This school year, Katy ISD announced additional campus safety and security measures.</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>Beginning Tuesday, September 4<sup>th</sup></strong>, all parents and visitors must present a valid, current, government-issued picture ID outside of the main entrance at WoodCreek Elementary prior to gaining admittance.  Each campus is equipped with a controlled access system that includes a camera and an intercom that parents and visitors will need to utilize when presenting their ID for entrance.  To gain further access beyond the campus front lobby, individuals will again be required to present their ID to the front desk receptionist in order to be officially logged into the visitor tracking system and provided with a Raptor badge.</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;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Art Club</strong></span></span><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><br></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;">WoodCreek Elementary will be hosting an art club this year! Does your child need to be “good” at art? Not at all! All you need is a desire to make and learn about art. Art club will have different projects throughout the year that will help add art around WCE, as well as strengthen the skills and creativity of its members. Any 5th grade student at WCE may join the art club.<br>Interested students must fit the qualifications listed below to be accepted:<br></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>Attendance</strong><br></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 style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Students must have transportation to art club by 7:00 am.</span></li><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">2 or more late drop-offs to art club will result in your child having a talk with Mr. Esparza and they might not be able to continue as a member of art club.</span></li><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Please do not miss meetings if at all possible! There is a long waiting list of students that wish to participate, and we want to allow all those that want<br>the chance to attend just that opportunity.</span></li><li style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Parents are responsible for student transportation.</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>Qualifications and Fees</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;">Students must have and maintain a “B” or above as their average in all subjects.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">No office referrals received in 4 th grade.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Follow the Ranger Code of Honor at all times.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Student cannot have regularly conflicting clubs or programs at the same time.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Attend art club regularly (see Attendance above)</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Student will bring $20 in cash or check which will be used to purchase materials used in Art Club exclusively</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>Sign-Up and Meetings</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;">There will be two clubs during the year, a Fall art club and a Spring art club.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">They will each meet once a week for half of the school year. Meetings will take place Wednesday mornings and begin at 7:00 am.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;">Art club is open to 5th graders only. This club will be open to 30 students and those students will be chosen on a first come first serve basis.</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>Dates for Fall Art Club:</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;">Sept 5th -Dec. 5th [Wednesdays 7:00-7:50 am (holidays excluded)]</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>Dates for Spring Art Club:</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;">February 6th -May 1st [Wednesdays 7:00-7:50 am (holidays excluded)]</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;">Please go to the <a href="http://katyisd.instructure.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">WoodCreek Art Canvas page</a> and follow the link for the Art Club. Click on the Sign-Up Link to officially be added to our list of applicants!</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>Multicultural Night</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 so excited to be planning our very first Multicultural Night at WCE! Please save the date, it will take place on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 PM!</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 purpose of this event is to learn about all the different cultures and countries represented at our school. Wherever your family is from and whatever your traditions are, we all want to learn from you as we celebrate our diversity!</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 are interested in helping us celebrate diversity at WCE, we could use your help! Whether you want to volunteer with a specific country (you don’t even need to be from that country to help) or assist in decorating for the event, join the fun and be part of an awesome experience for our students! <strong><a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/multicultural%20night%20info%20WCE.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Please complete this form and return by Friday, September 7th.</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;">If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Cooper, School Counselor, for more information: <a href="mailto:fecooper@katyisd.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">fecooper@katyisd.org</a> or 281-234-0131.</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;">Curriculum Videos</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 pleased to share grade level and specials curriculum videos for you to review information that was shared this evening.</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;"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hu7auOb8lI&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Kindergarten Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yNZKk4pZ-Y&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">1st Grade Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1bV3_dH5hc&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">2nd Grade Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><a href="https://youtu.be/OVJSMFoPLQM" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">3rd Grade Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7Tl9d_Kqlc&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=5" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">4th Grade Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP0xEQSMk4o&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=6" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">5th Grade Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlCHhUWnuvw&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=9" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">PE Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdGEVq35HF0&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=8" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Music Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia, palatino, serif, serif, emojifont;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jef5-ji4Vh0&list=PLyI-Uv0h-g5fyEUijJoSNikEQPUhig7J_&index=7" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Art Curriculum Video 2018-2019</a></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;">These videos will also be posted in your child's Canvas class, under the "Grade Level Information" page.  </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>Canvas</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;">The Katy ISD Technology Department is pleased to share resources to support parents with technology.  Please view the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/82971" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Katy ISD Technology Information for Parents page</a> for support.  We especially ask you to review the information provided for Canvas, which is located on their <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/82971/pages/canvas-for-parent-observers" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Canvas Information Page</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;"><strong>Please be sure that you have downloaded the Canvas Student app <span style="color:#ff0000;">(icon is red and white)</span>, and then review the videos provided from the Katy ISD Technology Department to set your devices up to receive notifications and information from both your classroom teachers as well as WoodCreek Elementary. </strong> Your login information for Canvas will be your Home Access Center (HAC) username and password.  Please contact our front office at 281-234-0100 if you need support for identifying your HAC information.  </span></p><p>​</p></div>
Ranger News - August 20, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=146Ranger News - August 20, 20182018-08-17T01:02:59Z<div class="ExternalClass1A5FBABEF7194D7E9D18C2830CE5B973"><p>August 20, 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>Rangers,</p><p>We have had an amazing first week back to school!  We are so excited about what an amazing school year this is going to be, and we are thrilled to partner with you in your child's education.</p><p>Last year, we shared with you that our communication was going to be centralized on Canvas.  Your classroom teachers will begin sharing information with you on Canvas starting this week.  For the next few weeks, we will continue to send Ranger News through email.  However, starting in September you will receive Ranger News as well as campus calendar information through Canvas.  To get you started, please be sure to review the Canvas resources which are shared below!</p><p>Please be sure to join us for our Kindergarten through 5th Grade WCE Curriculum Night this Tuesday, August 21.  We will offer two thirty minute sessions, beginning at 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm.  Our classroom teachers are looking forward to sharing information with you to support your child's learning!</p><p>Thank you again for the opportunity to partner with you in your Ranger's education.  Welcome back!  <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X50TpzTHTY">View our 2018 Welcome Back Video</a></p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/5fc2d5c67276df3210645e2d068c817a1dbf37e6/Screen_Shot_2018-08-09_at_6.51.42_PM.png" alt="WelcomeBackVideo" style="width:574px;margin:5px;" /><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></p><p><strong>August 20</strong></p><p><strong>August 21</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>PTA Volunteer Information Session - 2 sessions (LGI) </li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>9:30 am</li><li>5:00 pm</li></ul><li>WCE Curriculum Night - K-5 - 2 sessions </li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>5:30 - 6:00 pm</li><li>6:15 - 6:45 pm</li></ul></ul><p><strong>August 22</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Core Essentials - Wisdom - Wear Silver</li></ul><p><strong>August 23</strong></p><p><strong>August 24</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;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/993813020ea58395e72b8bb0fc068e66775162ff/WoodCreek_Get_Connected.jpg" alt="Information to get connected with WCE" style="width:471px;margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Canvas</strong></p><p>The Katy ISD Technology Department is pleased to share resources to support parents with technology.  Please view the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/82971">Katy ISD Technology Information for Parents page</a> for support.  We especially ask you to review the information provided for Canvas, which is located on their <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/82971/pages/canvas-for-parent-observers">Canvas Information Page</a>.  </p><p><strong>Please be sure that you have downloaded the Canvas Parent app, and then review the videos provided from the Katy ISD Technology Department to set your devices up to receive notifications and information from both your classroom teachers as well as WoodCreek Elementary. </strong> Your login information for Canvas will be your Home Access Center (HAC) username and password.  Please contact our front office at 281-234-0100 if you need support for identifying your HAC information.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/1cc297f00e7c09450979b78dd096d060b2289249/FINAL_2018_PIE_First_Day_Flyer_ENGLISH.jpg" alt="Information for PIE" style="width:491px;margin:5px;" /> </div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">August Core Essentials - Wisdom (Wear Silver)</p><p>Each month, we will feature a Core Value as part of our Character Education Curriculum called Core Essentials. This month our Core Value is <strong>WISDOM</strong>. Wisdom is finding out what you should do and doing it. Socrates once said that, "Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." Students will work on showing the trait of wisdom throughout the month, and continue to build on it throughout the year. Below are some great activities that you can do with your family so that we can SAY, KNOW, SEE and BE what is means to have wisdom!</p><p>Book Suggestions for WISDOM:</p><p><em>Calabash Cat and His Amazing Journey</em> by James Rumford (K-5)</p><p><em>Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa</em> by Gerald McDermott (K-5)</p><p><em>They Didn't Use Their Heads</em> by JoAnn Stover (K-3)</p><p><em>Abuelo</em> by Arthur Dorros (K-3)</p><p><em>Too Much Noise</em> by Ann McGovern (K-3)</p><p><em>Oh the Places You'll Go</em> by Dr. Seuss (K-5)</p><p><em>Shiloh</em> by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (4-6)</p><p> </p><p>Try these links for great video selections about WISDOM:</p><p><a href="https://katyisd.parentlink.net/main/messages/youtube.com/watch?v=9LsztsHS1j8">Wisdom Virtue Video</a>  </p><p><a href="https://katyisd.parentlink.net/main/messages/youtube.com/watch?v=EVcFQ1dGX5s">Wisdom Character Trades</a></p><p><a href="https://katyisd.parentlink.net/main/messages/youtube.com/watch?v=YwJmVBCLh90">Anansi and the Pot of Wisdom</a></p><p>If you would like more information about our counselor, Mrs. Cooper, and the services and programs offered at WCE, please <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/214193">visit our counselor information website.  </a></p><p>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line Launches for New School Yearhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=936Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line Launches for New School Year2018-08-16T14:39:43Z<div class="ExternalClassD29DBBFFDA2F4B05B2D2535FD1488492"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Just in time for the beginning of the school year, Katy Independent School District announces its new Bullying Tip line.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Students across the district can now anonymously report potential bullying incidents by simply using the new feature found on the already existing Katy </span><em style="text-align:justify;">OnTheGo</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> app.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">As part of the 2018-19 academic year, Katy ISD continues to support the emotional well-being of all its learners.  Several bullying prevention initiatives will be rolled out throughout the year encouraging students to <strong>"Don't just stand by -</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>Stand up against bullying."</strong>  All Katy ISD students will see a series of informational videos that address issues like   how to identify bullying, policies and procedures at our campuses, as well as highlighting prevention and other related programs found across the District. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Bullying Tip line is user friendly and students will be shown how the feature works during classroom time.  The Katy <em>OnTheGo</em> app is free on the App Store or Google Play.   ​ </p><p>​</p></div>
FINAL REMINDER: PowerSchool Registrationhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=935FINAL REMINDER: PowerSchool Registration2018-08-15T14:53:27Z<div class="ExternalClassDC0D65E304914A6CBF3EE09BD254D8B3"><p>School begins <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, August 15,</strong></span> and Katy ISD is excited for another great school year here in Katy ISD.</p><p>Aside from getting all their school supplies ready and running those last minute errands, Katy ISD wants to send a final reminder to parents of returning students, to <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> through PowerSchool Registration, formerly known as InfoSnap.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>All returning Katy ISD students are required to submit their child's Annual Student Update for the 2018-19 school year using PowerSchool Registration.  These updates are due by August 15</strong></span>.</p><p>All parents and guardians were emailed a unique SnapCode for each student currently enrolled in Katy ISD, to their email address on file. If you do not have an email address on file, you should have received a letter in the mail.</p><p>If you are having issues with PowerSchool Registration, please fill out the <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/7NcZ90mM2ydZiZML2">Technology Parent HelpDesk</a> form and someone will get back with you within 24 business hours.</p><p>Join Katy ISD as we <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> with PowerSchool Registration.  For more information, visit the <a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Online Registration</a> webpage.</p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Safety and Security Enhancementshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=934Katy ISD Announces Safety and Security Enhancements2018-08-08T21:53:24Z<div class="ExternalClassB89FCB2BA1E34FC688FFAA266A4BD49F"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">One of Katy Independent School District's top priorities is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents and community members, who visit our campuses and facilities. This school year, Katy ISD announces additional campus safety and security measures which include:</span></p><p></p><ul><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Parent and Visitor Identification (ID) Requirement:</span><br>All parents and visitors must now present a valid, current, government-issued picture ID outside of the main entrance at all Katy ISD campuses prior to gaining admittance.  Each campus is equipped with a controlled access system that includes a camera and an intercom that parents and visitors will need to utilize when presenting their ID for entrance.  To gain further access beyond the campus front lobby, individuals will again be required to present their ID to the front desk receptionist in order to be officially logged into the visitor tracking system.</li></ul><p></p><ul><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Student Identification (ID) Badge Requirement:</span><br>Secondary students must now wear their ID badges at all times during school hours, while on district property.  Students in grades PK-5 will continue to use their badges during lunch and library times.  Fourth and fifth-grade students are requested to wear their badges throughout the school day.  At the secondary level, failure to follow the ID badge requirement may be considered a violation of the <em>Student Code of Conduct</em>.<br> </li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Campus Door Unlock Times</span>:<br>Controlled access systems on campuses will now unlock main entrance doors at a set time each morning. The standard door unlock times for main entrance doors are:<br><br>          Elementary Group 1                    7:35 a.m.<br><br>          Elementary Group 2                    7:55 a.m.<br><br>          Junior High                                 8:10 a.m.<br><br>          High School                                6:45 a.m.<br><br>Students who are dropped off before the doors are unlocked will not be able to enter the building, unless they are there for an official school activity or other exception.<br> </li><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Clear Bag Regulation:<br></span>T<span style="text-align:justify;">o ensure visitor safety, along with a quick and efficient entry into our event venues, Katy ISD has instituted a clear bag regulation.  This will limit size and type of bag allowed at the sporting events, performances and graduations held at Rhodes and Legacy stadiums, as well as the Leonard Merrell Center (LMC) and the Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Agricultural Sciences Center.</span></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">These enhancements are in addition to Katy ISD's existing multi-layered safety and security measures already in place across the District.  For additional information visit our <a href="/students/Pages/SafetySecurity.aspx">Student Safety and Security webpage</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p></div>
Convocation: Celebrating a Century of Legacyhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=933Convocation: Celebrating a Century of Legacy2018-08-08T02:03:38Z<div class="ExternalClass6602693D47804702BD0132847F15DF9A"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">If anyone wanted to see the most notorious attires from the past decades, they needed to be at the 2018 Katy ISD Convocation, which was held at the Leonard E. Merrell Center. Each campus selected a decade to represent and based on it, they chose their apparel. Thus, thousands of Katy ISD teachers, administrators and staff, hugged and shook hands as they participated in this annual event marking the official start of the 2018-2019 academic year and most importantly, the kickoff of the District's 100 year anniversary.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The stories of our past add to the legacy we are all a part of today. It helps us define who we are. It's part of our family tree." said Katy ISD Superintendent Lance Hindt. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The celebration's theme was "A Century of Legacy." Superintendent Hindt and Board of Trustees President Courtney Doyle praised everyone's efforts in making Katy ISD, one of the best school districts. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Thanks to you," said Doyle, "Our students are some of the top performing kiddos in the state and country, our community is thriving, and as a result, Katy is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the nation."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Participants were reminded of the struggles brought on by Harvey, the passage of the 2017 bond that will provide campus renovations and new schools, and goals and strategies that will be employed in classrooms and campuses across the district to encourage personalized learning and strengthen student support systems. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">With the presentation of commemorative rings, educators Leslyn Jacks of Katy Elementary and Amanda Sandlin of Tompkins High School were recognized as the two District's Teachers of the Year. For several educators, this event was a reminder of Katy's rich history and a source of encouragement.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"There is a tremendous amount of history and culture in Katy. I have worked for the District for 13 years and there are things I did not know. It is very inspirational," said Elise Allen, Assistant Principal at Griffin Elementary. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Convocation also highlighted the legacy of Mr. Roosevelt Alexander, one of Katy ISD's namesakes and the Beckendorff family. <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ozezgfj6eg98cyw/AADFjrMt1qdk0Kl4IMlFNnPga?dl=0">Enjoy photos of this year's convocation!</a></p></div>
PowerSchool Registration: Annual Student Update Now Openhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=932PowerSchool Registration: Annual Student Update Now Open2018-08-03T21:11:40Z<div class="ExternalClass32C17706CCB04986BAA289C26970E52D"><p>In just a few weeks, school bells will be ringing and Katy ISD will welcome nearly 80,000 students on <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, August 15!</strong></span>  </p><p>While many will be getting school supplies ready, and running last minute errands, we want to remind parents of returning students to <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> through PowerSchool Registration (formerly known as InfoSnap).</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>All returning Katy ISD students are required to submit an Annual Student Update for the 2018-19 school year using PowerSchool Registration. </strong></span></p><p>Parents and guardians will receive a unique SnapCode for each student currently enrolled in Katy ISD via their email address. If parents do not have an email address on file, they will receive a letter in the mail.  An email or letter should be received no later than August 6 and we ask parents to complete the process prior to the first day of school.</p><p>If parents do not receive a SnapCode by August 6 or they are having issues with PowerSchool Registration, please submit the <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/7NcZ90mM2ydZiZML2">Technology Parent Help Desk</a> form and someone will get back with them within 24 business hours.  The District is also aware that some parents have experienced delays during the registration process.  This is due to the high volume of visitors to the website.  If website visitors are facing issues, please revisit the PowerSchool Registration system at a later time. The deadline to complete studen​t online registration is <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>August 15.</strong></span></p><p>Join Katy ISD as we <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> with PowerSchool Registration.  For more information, please visit the <a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Online Registration</a> website.</p><p></p></div>
Power Up for Back to School - PowerSchool Registration Now Open for New Katy ISD Studentshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=930Power Up for Back to School - PowerSchool Registration Now Open for New Katy ISD Students2018-07-16T21:54:36Z<div class="ExternalClass51B211F87AB943C89BF97A4FC0B0A460"><p>July 16, 2018</p><p>​Dear New Katy ISD Parents/Guardians,</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is excited that you are now part of our family!!  We welcome you to one of the best school districts – not just in Texas – but in the United States, where our goal is educational excellence for all our students.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As one of the fastest-growing school districts, this year Katy ISD will welcome nearly 80,000 students, including your child/children on <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday, August 15</span>.  Prior to their first day of school, we want your back to school registration experience to be smooth.   Students and parents will be able to <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> online with our new PowerSchool Registration.  Even better, starting the process just got easier, with the new "Online Registration" icon found in the upper right-hand side of any Katy ISD campus webpage.  </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>All Katy ISD students are required to register for the 2018-19 school year using the online registration system.</strong></span></p><p>Two important dates this year are:</p><ul><li>New Student Registration – Opens on July 16, 2018</li><li>Annual Student Updates (for current Katy ISD students) – Opens on August 1, 2018.  Parents and guardians will receive a unique SnapCode for each student currently enrolled in Katy ISD to their email address on file.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Parents of new Katy ISD students will still be required to visit their child's designated campus in order to submit certain documentation such as proof of residency and vaccination records.  Campus visits are assigned by dates which can be found by clicking on the <a href="/dept/counseling/Documents/Registration/Registration%20Dates%20and%20Times.pdf">2018-19 Registration Dates & Times document</a>.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Join Katy ISD as we <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> with PowerSchool Registration.  For more information, visit the <a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx" title="PowerSchool Registration Page">Katy ISD Online Registration</a> webpage.</p><p>Katy ISD</p></div>
Back to School Immunization Clinicshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=929Back to School Immunization Clinics2018-07-11T21:28:27Z<div class="ExternalClassA64FD5EB0A0D494EABA4E3801CAFD7BF"><p>Back to school is just around the corner and as parents prepare to send their children back to school, one item to check off the "to-do" list is their immunizations.  The Katy Independent School District Health Services Department in conjunction with other local entities offers immunization clinics at several district campuses and other locations in the area.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The law requires that all students be as up-to-date as medically feasible on their immunizations in order to attend school," said Katy ISD Director of Health Services Therese Highnote.  "Immunizing your child is one of the best things you can do to safeguard their health," added Highnote.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD follows the Texas Department of State Health Services recommendation for immunizations compliance for all students to attend school.  The immunization vaccine requirements for each grade level can be found on the <a href="/dept/healthservices/Pages/default.aspx"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Katy ISD Health Services webpage</span></a> in both English and Spanish as well as a list of immunization clinics and their costs.  Exemptions to the immunization requirements are allowable on an individual basis for medical contraindications or reasons of conscience, including religious belief.  Before entry into school, the original exemption affidavit must be submitted to the school.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​<a href="/dept/healthservices/Documents/Immunization%20Requirements/Immunization_Clinics.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />​Immunization Clinics 2018</a><br></p></div>
Katy ISD 2018-19 Free and Reduced Meal Programhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=928Katy ISD 2018-19 Free and Reduced Meal Program2018-07-23T14:26:58Z<div class="ExternalClass09DFBE87A409424C8C0A4D1056BBC0E4"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District announces its policy for providing free and reduced-priced meals for children eligible under the current guidelines found at </span><a href="http://www.squaremeals.com/" style="text-align:justify;">www.squaremeals.com</a><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Parents can begin their new application process for the 2018-19 school year beginning the first week of August 2018.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Children living in households whose income is at or below the federally approved levels based on household size may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals.  Transfer students approved for the program from another school district may either complete a Katy ISD application or provide documentation of their eligibility status from that same school year.  Foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court may also be eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.  Children with status as homeless, runaway, migrant or displaced by a declared disaster also qualify for meals.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Nutrition and Food Service Department encourages parents in all eligible households to complete an <a href="http://www.katyisdfoodservices.com/">online application</a> which will be available two weeks before the start of the new school year.  Katy ISD Nutrition and Food Service Department is working with local agencies to identify all children who are program eligible.  If a student receives a letter of approval on the first days of school, there is no need to complete a new application for the 2018-19 school year.  If a child was on the program at the end of the previous school year, they are eligible for the same benefit for the first 30 operating days of the new school year or until a new application is processed.  A new application per household is required each school year.  For families that do not receive a letter and believe they should have or for those missing students in the letter received, they can contact the Nutrition and Food Service Department at 281-396-6240.  Staff is also available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Nutrition and Food Service Department located at 5364 Franz Road, Katy, TX  77493.  Please bring the names of all members of the household and their gross monthly income.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​2018-2019 School Year</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Income Eligibility Guidelines for Determining Free and Reduced-Price Benefits</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">Effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019<br> <br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>FAMILY</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>SIZE</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>ANNUALLY</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>MONTHLY</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>TWICE PER MONTH</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>EVERY 2 WEEKS</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>WEEKLY</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$15,782</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$22,459</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,316</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,872</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$658</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$936</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$607</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$864</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$304</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$432</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$21,398</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$30,451</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,784</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,538</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$892</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,269</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$823</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,172</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$412</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$586</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>3</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$27,014</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$38,443</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,252</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,204</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,126</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,602</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,039</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,479</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$520</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$740</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>4</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$32,630</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$46,435</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,720</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,870</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,360</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,9​35</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,255</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,786</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$628</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$893</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>5</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$38,246</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$54,427</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,188</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$4,536</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,594</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,268</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,471</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,094</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$736</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,047</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>6</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$43,862</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$62,419</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,656</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$5,202</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,828</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,601</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,687</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,401</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$844</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,201</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>7</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$49,478</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$70,411</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$4,124</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$5,868</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,062</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,934</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,903</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,709</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$952</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,355</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>8</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$55,094</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$78,403</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$4,592</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$6,534</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,296</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,267</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,119</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,016</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,060</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,508</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>For each additional family member, add</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$5,616</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$7,992</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$468</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$666</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$234</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$333</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$216</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$308</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$108</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$154</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p><span style="font-size:12px;">In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;">To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the </span><a href="http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf"><span style="font-size:12px;">USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form</span></a><span style="font-size:12px;">, (AD-3027) found online at: </span><a href="http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html"><span style="font-size:12px;">http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html</span></a><span style="font-size:12px;">, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: </span><a href="mailto:program.intake@usda.gov"><span style="font-size:12px;">program.intake@usda.gov</span></a><span style="font-size:12px;">.  </span><span style="font-size:12px;">This institution is an equal opportunity provider.</span></p><p></p></div>
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/2017-2018%20News%20Documents/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/2017-2018%20News%20Documents/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/2017-2018%20News%20Documents/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/2017-2018%20News%20Documents/WCJH%20School%20Supply%20list-18-19.pdf">School Supply Lists for each grade level</a> as well as <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/2017-2018%20News%20Documents/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/2017-2018%20News%20Documents/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/2017-2018%20News%20Documents/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>

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