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Join the #1 Highly Acclaimed School District in the Houston Areahttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1035Join the #1 Highly Acclaimed School District in the Houston Area2019-04-18T13:38:17Z<div class="ExternalClassBBD731A4B1EF45C1B449E272E888F3E5"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Calling all educators to Katy Independent School District!!!</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  Prep</span><span style="text-align:justify;">arations for the 2019 Katy ISD Teacher Fair are underway. Administrators from all Katy ISD campuses will be available to talk to educators who aspire to become part of this growing school district.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"This job fair is a perfect opportunity for a certified teacher to introduce themselves to Katy ISD," says Human Resources Coordinator Katye Shields.  "Katy ISD is known as a Texas premier school district because of its devoted educators who take pride in their role of helping students create a bright future," added Shields.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">This year, Katy ISD enrolled close to 2,800 additional students and it's expected to open up several schools in the coming years.  No pre-registration or fee is required.  Participants must show proof of certification and it is recommended that they complete an application on the <a href="/dept/hr/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD website</a> in advance and bring enough resumes to share at the fair.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>             <br></strong>Katy ISD 2019 Certified Teacher Fair</p><p><strong>Where:</strong>           <br>Leonard E. Merrell Center<br>6301 South Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>            <br></strong><b style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Saturday, April 27, 2019</b><b><u><br></u></b>Junior High & High School Campuses:  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.<br>Elementary Campuses:  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/041819_Teacher%20Fair%20Flyer%202019.jpg" alt="041819_Teacher Fair Flyer 2019.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:461px;" /><br></p></div>
Ranger News - April 15, 2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=176Ranger News - April 15, 20192019-04-11T22:14:39Z<div class="ExternalClass64B510BA76DD4746A2F32B57EDF02937"><p>​</p><p>April 15, 2019<br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" width="189" height="252" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;">Dear Rangers,</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14pt;">Shhh!  We have a secret to tell you.  This Monday, April 15th, is Mr. Mosher's birthday!  He would love it if you wrote him a note or drew him a picture to tell him "Happy Birthday!"  You can bring it to the Front Office on Monday.  Remember, it's a secret - don't tell him we told you!</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14pt;">-Mrs. Chase & Mr. Wolff</span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>April 15</strong></p><ul><li>Patriot's Day</li><li>Public Schools Volunteer Week</li><li>4th Grade Student Roundtable</li></ul><p><strong>April 16</strong></p><p><strong style="font-size:1rem;">April 17</strong></p><ul><li>Art Club - 7 - 7:50 am</li><li>Cafeteria Worker's Day</li><li>VIPS Workday (Volunteers needed)</li><li>Read Deed Run Folders Due</li></ul><p><strong>April 18</strong></p><ul><li>Kindergarten Egg Hunt (closed event)</li><li>Kindergarten and New to 1st Grade 2019-2020 Registration <ul><li>9 - 11 am</li><li>1 - 3 pm</li></ul></li></ul><p><strong>April 19 - Staff & Student Holiday</strong></p><p><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Lost and Found</strong></span></p><p>Winter is over!  We have many jackets, coats, and sweaters in the lost and found that have been there for a while.   All Winter items will be removed in the next 2 weeks and donated.   Lost and found items are located in the cafeteria.  You are welcome to come and look for anything your child may have lost.</p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/files/8543612/download?wrap=1" alt="Athletics" width="541" height="700" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Cinco Ranch High School's Future Business Leaders of America Hosts Color Run</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Cinco Ranch High School's Future Business Leaders of America is hosting a Color Run on April 13th to benefit the Arc of Katy.  Arc of Katy is a nonprofit organization that works to create opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This event is open for all to participate in.  To learn more and come join in the fun, please visit the website for online registration and additional information: <a href="https://colorforacause.weebly.com/">https://colorforacause.weebly.com/</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8504386/download?wrap=1" alt="Drug" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8504386" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8504428/download?wrap=1" alt="CRJH Math Camp" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8504428" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:647px;" /></strong></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Federal Programs Public Meeting - Public Notice</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">A public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:00PM in the Katy Independent School District Educational Support Complex, Room 1200 ADF located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas regarding the ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, IDEA B Special Education, Perkins (CTE) and High School Accelerated Instruction programs as implemented in the 2018-2019 school year as well as proposed for 2019-2020 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">In addition, parent and teacher surveys have been created to gather input on these programs. The links to each electronic survey are listed below.<br><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/QHmvURtMGZJBM28V2">Parent Survey (English)</a><br><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/qd1GHhZSwaREgFPG2">Parent Survey (Spanish)</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8394231/download?wrap=1" alt="Rhoads" width="530" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8394231" data-api-returntype="File" height="717" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8225321/download?wrap=1" alt="Vips SavetheDate" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8225321" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 School Report Cards</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2017-18 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html</a>.</span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 WCE Federal Report Card</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Copies of the 2017-18 Federal Report Cards for the state, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academic Studies' Course Selection FAQs</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">The office of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Academics has generated a list of frequently asked questions related to Gifted and Talented, PreAP and Advanced Placement.<br>The FAQs address such topics as furloughs and exits in gifted and talented, AP Human Geography, advanced academic offerings in summer school, and more.  You may review this information at <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx</a>.  Based on submissions from the community, additional questions will be added as needed.</span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Child Find</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is responsible for identifying and evaluating students who within the intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 need special services or programs in order that such students may receive the required free appropriate education. A student who may need specialized instruction or programs within the intent of Section 504 is one who:</p><p>• Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of life’s major activities; or</p><p>• Has a record of such impairment; or</p><p>• Is regarded as having such impairment.</p><p>Students may be eligible under the provisions of Section 504 even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Parents who believe that they have a child at WoodCreek Elementary who may qualify for special services or programs under Section 504 should contact Lindsey Chase, WoodCreek Elementary 504 Coordinator, at <a href="mailto:davidcalfee@katyisd.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-id="l-5270071993">lindseynchase@katyisd.org</a> In addition, parents who believe that they have a child who may qualify for special education services or programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) should contact Tracy Haack, Intervention Coach, at <a href="mailto:tracyahaack@katyisd.org">tracyahaack@katyisd.org</a> .</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong>News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></p><p>Testing is in progress for Grades 1 - 4.  Testing will continue through April and final notification letters will be mailed the last week of school.  </p><p><strong>Deadline for any new GT screening to begin for this year was April 8<sup>th</sup>.<br></strong><strong>New to WCE students that are GT transfers will be screened at the beginning of next year upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong><br>Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Ranger News - April 8, 2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=175Ranger News - April 8, 20192019-04-04T21:25:50Z<div class="ExternalClassAAB65D0E15764CA08CB7DBB9B27521B3"><p>April 8, 2019<br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="display:block;margin:5px;width:189px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr /><p>Dear Ranger Parents,</p><p>I am so proud of our students' hard work and growth.  This week, we will begin STAAR testing.  There are details below that will help your family prepare for these days.  I just want to say how proud I am of your kids.  Please hug your child for me.  Their hard work is paying off.  Thank you for supporting your child and WCE.</p><p>Love Never Fails,</p><p>Ronnie Mosher</p><p>Principal</p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>April 8</strong></p><ul><li>National Library Week</li><li>Library Ladies' Day</li></ul><p><strong>April 9</strong></p><ul><li>3rd Grade Field Trip</li><li>STAAR Testing - Closed Campus <ul><li>4th Grade Writing</li><li>5th Grade Math</li></ul></li></ul><p><strong>April 10</strong></p><ul><li>Art Club - 7 - 7:50 am</li><li>STAAR Testing - Closed Campus <ul><li>5th Grade Reading</li></ul></li></ul><p><strong>April 11</strong></p><ul><li>Kindness Crew - 6:45 - 7:35 am</li><li>STAAR Makeup Testing</li><li>Kindergarten Ranger Science</li><li>CAT Team Meeting - 4 - 4:45 pm - Room 407</li></ul><p><strong>April 12</strong></p><ul><li>STAAR Makeup Testing</li><li>1st Grade Field Trip - Ouil Ranch</li><li>PTA Online Auction Ends</li><li>Kindergarten Ranger Science</li></ul><p><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>STAAR Testing </strong></span></p><p>Next week, our fourth and fifth grade students will participate in STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) testing.  The schedule is below:</p><ul><li>Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – 4<sup>th</sup> Grade Writing, 5<sup>th</sup> Grade Math</li><li>Wednesday, April 10, 2019 –5<sup>th</sup> Grade Reading</li></ul><p>Our campus will be closed to all visitors on testing days 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><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 the same week. Due to the time 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. <em>Please do not include a note to your child in their lunch box.</em> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>We will NOT be able to deliver lunches to testing areas, please make sure your child brings a lunch or buys a sack lunch from the cafeteria.</strong></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><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Texas Early Learning Council Birth to Five Survey</strong></span></p><p>The Texas Early Learning Council is in the process of conducting a statewide assessment to better understand the needs of those accessing, providing, and supporting early childhood programs for children ages birth to five. TEA has requested that districts support this effort by distributing the survey found at the link below. The survey will be open March 25, 2019 through April 5, 2019. The link provides communication in English and Spanish and may be shared with families as well as PPCD and prekindergarten staff.<br>TEA Needs Assessment Survey Communication Link:<br><a href="http://tea.texas.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=51539628858">http://tea.texas.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=51539628858</a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Cinco Ranch High School's Future Business Leaders of America Hosts Color Run</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Cinco Ranch High School's Future Business Leaders of America is hosting a Color Run on April 13th to benefit the Arc of Katy.  Arc of Katy is a nonprofit organization that works to create opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This event is open for all to participate in.  To learn more and come join in the fun, please visit the website for online registration and additional information: <a href="https://colorforacause.weebly.com/">https://colorforacause.weebly.com/</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8504386/download?wrap=1" alt="Drug" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8504386" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8504428/download?wrap=1" alt="CRJH Math Camp" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8504428" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:647px;" /></strong></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Federal Programs Public Meeting - Public Notice</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">A public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:00PM in the Katy Independent School District Educational Support Complex, Room 1200 ADF located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas regarding the ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, IDEA B Special Education, Perkins (CTE) and High School Accelerated Instruction programs as implemented in the 2018-2019 school year as well as proposed for 2019-2020 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">In addition, parent and teacher surveys have been created to gather input on these programs. The links to each electronic survey are listed below.<br><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/QHmvURtMGZJBM28V2">Parent Survey (English)</a><br><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/qd1GHhZSwaREgFPG2">Parent Survey (Spanish)</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8394231/download?wrap=1" alt="Rhoads" width="530" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8394231" data-api-returntype="File" height="717" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8225321/download?wrap=1" alt="Vips SavetheDate" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8225321" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 School Report Cards</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2017-18 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html</a>.</span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 WCE Federal Report Card</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Copies of the 2017-18 Federal Report Cards for the state, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academic Studies' Course Selection FAQs</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">The office of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Academics has generated a list of frequently asked questions related to Gifted and Talented, PreAP and Advanced Placement.<br>The FAQs address such topics as furloughs and exits in gifted and talented, AP Human Geography, advanced academic offerings in summer school, and more.  You may review this information at <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx</a>.  Based on submissions from the community, additional questions will be added as needed.</span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Child Find</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is responsible for identifying and evaluating students who within the intent of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 need special services or programs in order that such students may receive the required free appropriate education. A student who may need specialized instruction or programs within the intent of Section 504 is one who:</p><p>• Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of life’s major activities; or</p><p>• Has a record of such impairment; or</p><p>• Is regarded as having such impairment.</p><p>Students may be eligible under the provisions of Section 504 even though they do not require services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Parents who believe that they have a child at WoodCreek Elementary who may qualify for special services or programs under Section 504 should contact Lindsey Chase, WoodCreek Elementary 504 Coordinator, at <a href="mailto:davidcalfee@katyisd.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-id="l-5270071993">lindseynchase@katyisd.org</a> In addition, parents who believe that they have a child who may qualify for special education services or programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) should contact Tracy Haack, Intervention Coach, at <a href="mailto:tracyahaack@katyisd.org">tracyahaack@katyisd.org</a> .</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong>News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></p><p>Phase 2 of testing is in progress for grades 1 - 4.  Testing will continue through April.  Notification letters are being mailed out this week for students in grades 1 - 4 that will not go on to Phase 2 of testing.  </p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New Student  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. <br></p><p>​</p></div>
Ranger News - April 1, 2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=174Ranger News - April 1, 20192019-04-04T21:24:23Z<div class="ExternalClassEDB67C6A53724B9CAF344A32D5A33D82"><p>​</p><p>April 1, 2019<br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="display:block;margin:5px;width:189px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr /><p>Dear Ranger Parents,</p><p>As you know, we are in the midst of our “Change for Change” drive benefiting the Operation Back 2 School event in August 2019. This event provides school supplies to thousands of under-resourced students right here in Katy ISD.</p><p>Learn more about this initiative and how fundraising for Operation Back 2 School benefits the entire community in <a href="https://youtu.be/Tyrag-WbcU4">this quick video</a> featuring members of the Katy ISD family.</p><p>Keep collecting those coins to help Katy ISD students get off to a great start to the 2019-2020 school year! <br>Love Never Fails,</p><p>Ronnie Mosher</p><p>Principal</p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>April 1</strong></p><ul><li>Autism Awareness Month - Wear Light Blue</li><li>Child Safety Month</li><li>Jazz Appreciation Month</li><li>Keep America Beautiful Month</li><li>Mathematics Awareness Month</li><li>National Poetry Month</li><li>Music - 1st Grade T-Shirt Sales Continue Through Thursday, 4/4</li></ul><p><strong>April 2</strong></p><ul><li>International Children's Book Day</li></ul><p><strong>April 3</strong></p><ul><li>Core Essentials - Hope - Wear Purple</li><li>Art Club - 7:00 - 7:50 am</li><li>Student Council Meeting - 3:25 - 4:30 pm</li><li>Read Deed Run - 3:25 - 4:15 pm</li></ul><p><strong>April 4</strong></p><ul><li>School Store</li><li>Parent Roundtable - 8:10 - 9:10 am - Room 407</li></ul><p><strong>April 5</strong></p><ul><li>Early Dismissal</li><li>PTA Online Auction Kickoff</li></ul><p><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Core Essential - Hope - Wear Purple on Wednesday, April 3rd</strong></span></p><p>This month our Core Value is <strong>HOPE</strong>. Hope means Believing that something good can come out of something bad. It’s like the quote from Elie Weasel, “Just as man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams reflect the past, hope summons the future.”</p><p>Please help us kick off this month’s trait by wearing purple on <strong>Wednesday, April 3, 2019</strong>. Below are some great activities that you can do to foster hope in your children:</p><ul><li>Make a list of something you would like to see happen by the end of the school year.</li><li>Write down a hope or dream you have for when you become a teenager.</li><li>Write down another hope or dream you have for when you become an adult.</li><li>Who is someone that you know who is a hopeful person? What are some things that they do or say that suggest they have hope?</li></ul><p><strong>BE IT:</strong></p><p>This month, volunteer at your nearest Red Cross. This nonprofit organization helps individuals and families affected by disasters such as fires and hurricanes. There are many ways to volunteer including donating blood or assisting with a blood drive, installing free smoke alarms and helping out after a disaster strikes. Your family will not only serve as a source of hope for people, but you may also witness hope in the people that you serve.</p><p><strong>Book Suggestions on Hope</strong></p><p>Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3 by Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan (K-3)</p><p>Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen W. Martin (PreK-2)</p><p>Bad Bye, Good Bye by Deborah Underwood (K-3)</p><p>A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream by Kristy Dempsey (1-5)</p><p>Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes (K-5)</p><p>The Birdman by Veronica Charles (K-5)</p><p>The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes (2-5)</p><p>Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco (2-5)</p><p>A Thirst for Home by Christine Ieronimo (3-5)</p><p>Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle by Brian Dennis (2-5)</p><p>The Blessing Cup by Patricia Polacco (1-5)</p><p>The Quiet Place by Sarah Stewart (1-5)</p><p>The Stone Angel by Jane Yolen (2-5)</p><p>City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems (K-3)</p><p>Yard Sale by Eve Bunting (K-5)</p><p>Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story by Ruby Bridges (K-2)</p><p><strong>Try these links for great video suggestions about Hope:</strong></p><p><strong>Hope Video: </strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3tY_fzq0kA&list=PLVXqh1woV2T2AtD_koKJvQYrUl_Fq9fNT&index=38&t=0s" data-preview-alt="Big Idea Experience: Hope">Big Idea Experience: Hope</a></p><p><strong>Hope the Boat: </strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dZ7b7Bimrc" data-preview-alt="Paper Boat presents Hope, the Boat">Paper Boat presents Hope, the Boat</a></p><p><strong>What is Your Hope: </strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlcU5uHMdTM" data-preview-alt="What is your hope?">What is your hope?</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><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Federal Programs Public Meeting - Public Notice</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">A public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:00PM in the Katy Independent School District Educational Support Complex, Room 1200 ADF located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas regarding the ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, IDEA B Special Education, Perkins (CTE) and High School Accelerated Instruction programs as implemented in the 2018-2019 school year as well as proposed for 2019-2020 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">In addition, parent and teacher surveys have been created to gather input on these programs. The links to each electronic survey are listed below.<br><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/QHmvURtMGZJBM28V2">Parent Survey (English)</a><br><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/qd1GHhZSwaREgFPG2">Parent Survey (Spanish)</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8394231/download?wrap=1" alt="Rhoads" width="530" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8394231" data-api-returntype="File" height="717" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Change for Change Campaign 2019</strong></span></p><p>Each year, Compassion Katy in conjunction with Katy ISD, hosts an event in August called “Operation Back 2 School”.  This event helps thousands of under resourced students.</p><p>This year we are inviting your child, as part of the sister school incentive, to help raise funds to help their fellow students in their sister school, have a positive start to the 2019-2020 School year.</p><p>WELCOME TO THE ‘CHANGE FOR CHANGE’ CAMPAIGN!  Each student is encouraged to collect ‘spare change’.  Grab a zip lock bag or a box or container and begin to collect that spare change!  Ask to do chores to earn change!  Save up change!  We ask that you do this throughout the month of March, from Monday, March 4<sup>th</sup> until the last Friday of March, which is Friday, March 29<sup>th</sup>, 2019.  Please have your change collected and turned into your teacher by this day.  All of the sister schools are participating and the class in each school with the most change WINS a popsicle party! </p><p>It truly takes a village to make a difference in the life of a child and all funds raised in this campaign will be used to purchase back-packs and school supplies for under resourced students.</p><p>To learn more about the program we are funding, please visit <a href="http://www.compassionkaty.org/">www.compassionkaty.org</a></p><p>There is also a donate button on that site, if you would like to make a monetary donation instead of collecting those pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters. </p><p>Please join your classmates and fellow sister schools in gaining CHANGE FOR CHANGE!</p><p>WATCH YOUR CHANGE GROW INTO MAKING A CHANGE FOR AN ELEMENTARY STUDENT.</p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8225321/download?wrap=1" alt="Vips SavetheDate" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8225321" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 School Report Cards</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2017-18 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html</a>.</span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 WCE Federal Report Card</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Copies of the 2017-18 Federal Report Cards for the state, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academic Studies' Course Selection FAQs</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">The office of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Academics has generated a list of frequently asked questions related to Gifted and Talented, PreAP and Advanced Placement.<br>The FAQs address such topics as furloughs and exits in gifted and talented, AP Human Geography, advanced academic offerings in summer school, and more.  You may review this information at <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx</a>.  Based on submissions from the community, additional questions will be added as needed.</span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong>News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></p><p>Phase 2 of testing is in progress for grades 1 - 4.  Testing will continue through April.  Notification letters are being mailed out this week for students in grades 1 - 4 that will not go on to Phase 2 of testing.  </p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New Student  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Participates in 2019 National Prescription Drug Take Back Eventhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1029Katy ISD Participates in 2019 National Prescription Drug Take Back Event2019-04-01T21:31:34Z<div class="ExternalClass2483F556F55E4CD694A7F4B8005C1799"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Police Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to safely dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications.  According to the DEA, pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor's supervision.  Needles or sharp objects will not be accepted and any liquids must be in prescribed containers.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The Prescription Drug Take Back initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue," said Katy ISD Police Chief Robert Jinks.  "Families could be harboring dangerous prescription drugs in their own medicine cabinet without even knowing it.  This event allows residents to have a better and safe option to dispose of these items," added Jinks.</p><p>Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Last April, Americans turned in 309 tons (over 617,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 5,500 sites operated by the DEA. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:             <br>National Prescription Drug Take Back Event</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>           <br>Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center<br>20370 Franz Road<br>Katy, TX  77449</p><p><strong>When:            <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Saturday, April 27, 2019<br></strong></span><strong>10 a.m. – 2 p.m.</strong></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/032919_Drug%20Take%20Back%20April%202019.jpg" alt="032919_Drug Take Back April 2019.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:505px;" /><br></p></div>
Ranger News - March 25, 2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=173Ranger News - March 25, 20192019-03-21T22:12:06Z<div class="ExternalClassAB133EA01EB843E68609FDA5E6C1D0EF"><p>March 25, 2019<br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" width="189" height="252" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>March 25</strong></p><ul><li>Happy Monday!</li></ul><p><strong>March 26</strong></p><ul><li>Choir 7 - 7:50 am</li><li>Spring Individual Picture Day</li></ul><p><strong>March 27</strong></p><ul><li>Art Club - 7:00 - 7:50 am</li><li>Kindergarten Field Trip - Blessington Farms</li></ul><p><strong>March 28</strong></p><ul><li>Baseball Opening Day - Wear Astros Gear</li><li>PTA Executive Board Meeting - 9:30 am - LGI</li><li>Choir School Performance (closed event) - 2 pm</li><li>PTA Meeting & Choir Concert - 6:45 pm - Gym</li></ul><p><strong>March 29</strong></p><ul><li>3rd Grade Ranger World</li><li>1st Grade Read Around the Campfire</li></ul><p><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Federal Programs Public Meeting - Public Notice</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">A public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:00PM in the Katy Independent School District Educational Support Complex, Room 1200 ADF located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas regarding the ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, IDEA B Special Education, Perkins (CTE) and High School Accelerated Instruction programs as implemented in the 2018-2019 school year as well as proposed for 2019-2020 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">In addition, parent and teacher surveys have been created to gather input on these programs. The links to each electronic survey are listed below.<br><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/QHmvURtMGZJBM28V2">Parent Survey (English)</a><br><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/qd1GHhZSwaREgFPG2">Parent Survey (Spanish)</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/files/8394231/download?wrap=1" alt="Rhoads" width="530" height="717" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Change for Change Campaign 2019</strong></span></p><p>Each year, Compassion Katy in conjunction with Katy ISD, hosts an event in August called “Operation Back 2 School”.  This event helps thousands of under resourced students.</p><p>This year we are inviting your child, as part of the sister school incentive, to help raise funds to help their fellow students in their sister school, have a positive start to the 2019-2020 School year.</p><p>WELCOME TO THE ‘CHANGE FOR CHANGE’ CAMPAIGN!  Each student is encouraged to collect ‘spare change’.  Grab a zip lock bag or a box or container and begin to collect that spare change!  Ask to do chores to earn change!  Save up change!  We ask that you do this throughout the month of March, from Monday, March 4<sup>th</sup> until the last Friday of March, which is Friday, March 29<sup>th</sup>, 2019.  Please have your change collected and turned into your teacher by this day.  All of the sister schools are participating and the class in each school with the most change WINS a popsicle party! </p><p>It truly takes a village to make a difference in the life of a child and all funds raised in this campaign will be used to purchase back-packs and school supplies for under resourced students.</p><p>To learn more about the program we are funding, please visit <a href="http://www.compassionkaty.org/">www.compassionkaty.org</a></p><p>There is also a donate button on that site, if you would like to make a monetary donation instead of collecting those pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters. </p><p>Please join your classmates and fellow sister schools in gaining CHANGE FOR CHANGE!</p><p>WATCH YOUR CHANGE GROW INTO MAKING A CHANGE FOR AN ELEMENTARY STUDENT.</p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8225321/download?wrap=1" alt="Vips SavetheDate" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8225321" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 School Report Cards</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2017-18 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html</a>.</span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 WCE Federal Report Card</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Copies of the 2017-18 Federal Report Cards for the state, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academic Studies' Course Selection FAQs</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">The office of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Academics has generated a list of frequently asked questions related to Gifted and Talented, PreAP and Advanced Placement.<br>The FAQs address such topics as furloughs and exits in gifted and talented, AP Human Geography, advanced academic offerings in summer school, and more.  You may review this information at <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx</a>.  Based on submissions from the community, additional questions will be added as needed.</span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong>News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></p><p>Phase 2 of testing is in progress for grades 1 - 4.  Testing will continue through April.  Notification letters are being mailed out this week for students in grades 1 - 4 that will not go on to Phase 2 of testing.  </p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New Student  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. <br></p><p>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Hosts 34th Annual Folk Life Festivalhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1026Katy ISD Hosts 34th Annual Folk Life Festival2019-03-21T14:54:14Z<div class="ExternalClassA3F47D0335C3467A8E7C22DE64D1F091"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Ever wondered what life was like in Texas during the late 1800's?  At the upcoming 34</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><a href="/dept/olc/Pages/FolkLifeFestival.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Annual Folk Life Festival</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, visitors will get a chance to experience pioneer life by seeing how they dressed, how they survived, the types of foods they prepared and even where their children went to school.  Other activities </span>include:<span style="text-align:justify;">  blacksmith demonstrations, hand quilting, woodworking </span>and<span style="text-align:justify;"> roping skills presentations.  Admission is only $1.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Visitors will also be able to walk the nature trails, visit the duck ponds and see the exhibits in the science and history classrooms. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:             <br>34</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> Annual Folk Life Festival</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>           <br>Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center<br>6301 South Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:            <br>Saturday, April 6, 2019<br></strong>9 a.m. – 3 p.m.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/032119_Folk%20Life%20Festival.jpg" alt="032119_Folk Life Festival.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:608px;" /><br></p></div>
2019-2020 Pre-Kindergarten Registration Coming Soonhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=10172019-2020 Pre-Kindergarten Registration Coming Soon2019-02-26T22:08:01Z<div class="ExternalClass0439DDF299CE4E34A26C33F8BE9079D0"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The</span><strong style="text-align:justify;"> </strong><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Pre-Kindergarten program registration for the 2019-2020 school year will take place April 16, </span>2019<span style="text-align:justify;"> for children who qualify and are zoned to the District.  Prior to registration day, parents of those students eligible for the program are encouraged to complete the online registration process through </span><a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD's PowerSchool Registration website</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, which will become available beginning March 4, 2019.</span><br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Pre-Kindergarten classes will be held at the following campuses:</strong></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">English Speaking Classes</span>:  Alexander, Bear Creek, Cimarron, Creech, Exley, Franz, Golbow, Griffin, Hayes, Holland, Katy, Kilpatrick, King, Mayde Creek, McRoberts, Memorial Parkway, Morton Ranch, Rhoads, Rylander, Stephens, Sundown, West Memorial and Winborn elementary schools.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Spanish Speaking Classes</span>:  Bear Creek, Campbell, Fielder, Franz, Hutsell, Jenks, King, McRoberts, Memorial Parkway, Morton Ranch, Rhoads, Schmalz, Stephens, Sundown and Williams elementary schools.Katy ISD had implemented certain exceptions for students zoned to elementary schools which do not offer the Pre-Kindergarten program.  These include:<br></p><ul><li>Students zoned to Wolfe Elementary will register at Bear Creek Elementary.</li><li>Students zoned to Randolph, Davidson, Stanley, Shafer, Wilson and Wolman will register at Griffin Elementary.</li><li>Students zoned to Bryant Elementary will register at Katy Elementary.</li><li>Students zoned to Bethke Elementary will register at King Elementary.</li><li>Students zoned to Pattison Elementary will register at Hayes Elementary.</li><li>Students zoned to Nottingham Country will register at Memorial Parkway Elementary.</li><li>Students zoned to WoodCreek will register at Rylander Elementary.</li><li>Students zoned to Olga Leonard Elementary will register at Morton Ranch Elementary.</li></ul><p>The Katy ISD Pre-Kindergarten program follows the state guidelines set for Pre-K which focus on oral language development, reading and math readiness, as well as developing science and social studies knowledge and skills.  Click the <a href="/Documents/022619_Pre%20Kindergarten%20Registration.pdf">Katy ISD Pre-Kindergarten program link</a> for additional information about eligibility requirements or call the Office of Interventions, at 281-237-7062.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Ranger News - February 25, 2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=172Ranger News - February 25, 20192019-02-22T18:38:36Z<div class="ExternalClassCBB4579B31994557B720E1289E4C8F50"><p>​</p><p>February 25, 2019<br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" width="189" height="252" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>February 25</strong></p><ul><li>Dr. Seuss Week</li><li>Dr. Seuss Dress Up Day - Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss Character!</li></ul><p><strong>February 26</strong></p><ul><li>Choir 7 - 7:50 am</li><li>WCE PTA Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 11 am - 1 pm - LGI</li><li>Spirit Night - Alicia's Mexican Grille</li></ul><p><strong>February 27</strong></p><ul><li>ECAP/YCAP Field Day</li><li>Art Club - 7:00 - 7:50 am</li><li>Bluebonnet Books Library Celebration - 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade</li></ul><p><strong>February 28</strong></p><ul><li>3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Field Day</li><li>Last Day to Order Yearbook!</li><li>PTA Executive Board Meeting - 9:30 - 11:30 am - LGI</li></ul><p><strong>March 1</strong></p><ul><li>Kinder, 1st and 2nd Grade Field Day</li><li>American Red Cross Month</li><li>Irish American Heritage Month</li><li>Music in Our Schools Month</li><li>National Middle Level Education Month</li><li>National Nutrition Month</li><li>Texas History Month</li><li>Women's History Month</li><li>Youth Art Month</li></ul><p><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>WCE Cafeteria Closure 2/28 and 3/1</strong></p><p>Please note that the WCE Cafeteria will be closed to all visitors on Thursday (2/28) and Friday (3/1) because of grade level Field Days.</p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Lost and Found Updates</strong></p><p>The Lost and Found rack located in the cafeteria is filled.  Many items have been there since the beginning of January.  We will be removing the oldest items and taking them to Goodwill or a clothing donation facility.</p><p>Please have your child check this week if they have lost something.</p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Volunteer of the Year Nominations</strong></p><p>We are excited to honor our volunteers with the Volunteer of the Year award. Please nominate a volunteer for the Volunteer of the Year award. You can fill out a paper form at the school or click on this link and nominate them there:  <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/ERILol27PJ8z8Puz2">https://goo.gl/forms/ERILol27PJ8z8Puz2</a></p><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/8182514/download?wrap=1" alt="VOY Nomination" width="440" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/229777/files/8182514" data-api-returntype="File" height="569" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/8227510/download?wrap=1" alt="Vips SavetheDate" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/229777/files/8227510" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/8073664/download" alt="2019GuardClinic.jpg" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/229777/files/8073664" data-api-returntype="File" style="border-width:1px;border-style:solid;border-color:#000000;padding:2px;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 School Report Cards</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2017-18 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html</a>.</span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 WCE Federal Report Card</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Copies of the 2017-18 Federal Report Cards for the state, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academic Studies' Course Selection FAQs</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">The office of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Academics has generated a list of frequently asked questions related to Gifted and Talented, PreAP and Advanced Placement.<br>The FAQs address such topics as furloughs and exits in gifted and talented, AP Human Geography, advanced academic offerings in summer school, and more.  You may review this information at <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx</a>.  Based on submissions from the community, additional questions will be added as needed.</span></p><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7951355/download?wrap=1" alt="Yearbook Guaranteed Copy" width="599" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/229777/files/7951355" data-api-returntype="File" height="599" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7874441/download?wrap=1" alt="HLSR " data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/229777/files/7874441" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7481357/download" alt="Yearbook.jpg" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/229777/files/7481357" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><ul><li>The yearbook committee needs of photo your photos for all WCE events.</li><li>Please upload your photos, tagged and titled the event along with grade level to ReplayIt.</li><li>Photos will be accepted until 3/1/19</li></ul><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong>News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></p><p>Phase 2 of GT screening will begin in the next 2 weeks.  The GT proctor will be sending home notices next week for testing times and dates.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Kindergarten GT Screening</strong></p><p>Final Kinder notification letters concerning the results of GT screening are being mailed Thursday, February 21<sup>st</sup>.  The letters are being mailed through the USPS.  Students who qualified for Challenge will begin services for one hour a week starting Friday, March 1<sup>st</sup>.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New Student  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Registration Now Open for Is it Mean? Is it Rude? Is it Bullying? Sessionhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1014Registration Now Open for Is it Mean? Is it Rude? Is it Bullying? Session2019-02-21T22:31:34Z<div class="ExternalClass71CDAD1DD0104957938B41F03BA0C062"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Registration Now Open for</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Is it Mean?  Is it Rude?  Is it Bullying?</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Session</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Nowadays bullying has become a well-known term among parents and students.  However, often times other behaviors are categorized as bullying, when they are not.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">As part of the next Legacy Parent Academy education session entitled, "Is it Mean? Is it Rude? Is it Bullying," participants will explore the key differences between bullying and being rude and/or mean.  Attendees will learn about the various forms of bullying and how campus administrators are taking steps to determine if an incident is considered bullying or another offense, as defined by the Katy ISD Discipline Management Plan.  The session will also include strategies that parents can use to help prevent and respond to an incident of bullying.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Registration is required via the <a href="/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy website.</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:     <br> Is it Mean? Is it Rude?  Is it Bullying Education Session</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>  <br>Legacy Stadium<br>Rooms ABC<br>1830 Katyland Drive<br>Katy, TX  77493<br></p><p><b>When:            </b><br><b>Wednesday, February 27, 2019<br></b>6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.</p><p><br></p></div>
Ranger News - February 18, 2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=171Ranger News - February 18, 20192019-02-19T00:46:16Z<div class="ExternalClass71D5A3E4A49F458F86B5E3220B816E6B"><p>February 18, 2019<br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" width="189" height="252" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>February 18</strong></p><ul><li>National FFA Week</li><li>Student Holiday/District Professional Learning Day</li><li>President's Day</li></ul><p><strong>February 19</strong></p><ul><li>Choir 7 - 7:50 am</li><li>"STAR" Day (State of Texas Anniversary Remembrance Day)</li></ul><p><strong>February 20</strong></p><ul><li>1st Grade CATCH a Morning Workout</li><li>Art Club - 7:00 - 7:50 am</li><li>Read Deed Run - 3:25 - 4:15 pm</li></ul><p><strong>February 21</strong></p><ul><li>Kindergarten CATCH a Morning Workout</li><li>Custodian's Day</li><li>Spirit Stick Store</li></ul><p><strong>February 22</strong></p><ul><li>2nd Grade Ranger World</li><li>4th Grade Field Trip - Houston Museum of Natural Science</li><li>George Washington's Birthday</li><li>Kindergarten Rodeo</li></ul><p><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Volunteer of the Year Nominations</strong></p><p>We are excited to honor our volunteers with the Volunteer of the Year award. Please nominate a volunteer for the Volunteer of the Year award. You can fill out a paper form at the school or click on this link and nominate them there:  <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/ERILol27PJ8z8Puz2">https://goo.gl/forms/ERILol27PJ8z8Puz2</a></p><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8182443/download?wrap=1" alt="VOY Nomination" width="440" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8182443" data-api-returntype="File" height="569" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8072797/download" alt="2019GuardClinic.jpg" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8072797" data-api-returntype="File" style="border-width:1px;border-style:solid;border-color:#000000;padding:2px;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 School Report Cards</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2017-18 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html</a>.</span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 WCE Federal Report Card</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Copies of the 2017-18 Federal Report Cards for the state, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academic Studies' Course Selection FAQs</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">The office of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Academics has generated a list of frequently asked questions related to Gifted and Talented, PreAP and Advanced Placement.<br>The FAQs address such topics as furloughs and exits in gifted and talented, AP Human Geography, advanced academic offerings in summer school, and more.  You may review this information at <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx</a>.  Based on submissions from the community, additional questions will be added as needed.</span></p><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7951317/download?wrap=1" alt="Yearbook Guaranteed Copy" width="599" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7951317" data-api-returntype="File" height="599" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7874371/download?wrap=1" alt="HLSR " data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7874371" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Yearbook Ads for Sale - Deadline is 2/16/19</strong></span></p><table border="0"><tbody><tr><td><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8182411/download?wrap=1" alt="Ad" width="373" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8182411" data-api-returntype="File" height="288" style="margin:5px;" /></td><td>Yearbook ads are on sale now.  We offer 2 size ads, 1/8 page, and 1/4 page.  Sales end 2/16/19, don't miss out on this lasting memory. Use this link to create yours today: <a class="external" href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jostensadservice.com-3FREF-3DA01110156&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=UPM5j6x4qIwtjBdI8NbGU2Qj5vEuDpz7V6ARpjtVFGQ&m=ipI8SoRWpo0wGLhxZ27rRDNeXnkw3RghG6eEs9ShLhw&s=zOepQFSa4WHOi-c2ZggwvwxQiuCi8lfbiabdlYNHixg&e=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A01110156</strong><span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a><strong>.</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><hr /><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478626/download" alt="Yearbook.jpg" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478626" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><ul><li>The yearbook committee needs of photo your photos for all WCE events.</li><li>Please upload your photos, tagged and titled the event along with grade level to ReplayIt.</li><li>Photos will be accepted until 3/1/19</li></ul><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong>News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Grades 1 - 3 have finished Phase I of testing  Fourth grade has just started Phase I testing.  Tests are mailed out to be scored, and when we have the results, Phase II of testing will begin.  </p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Kindergarten GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Finder Kindergarten notification letters concerning GT screening will be mailed the week of February 18th.  Look for the letter in the USPS mail.  Students who qualified for Challenge will begin services for one hour a week starting the week of February 25.  </p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New Student  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. <br></p><p>​<br></p></div>
Ranger News - February 11, 2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=170Ranger News - February 11, 20192019-02-11T14:19:30Z<div class="ExternalClassA13583510BE9407E907F22EF99EE4C6F"><p>​</p><p>February 11, 2019<br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="display:block;margin:5px;width:189px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>February 11</strong></p><ul><li>School Bus Driver Appreciation Week</li><li>Author Visit - Mr. Brad Bagert</li></ul><p><strong>February 12</strong></p><ul><li>3rd Grade CATCH a Morning Workout</li><li>Choir 7 - 7:50 am</li><li>Abraham Lincoln's Birthday</li><li>Progress Reports Go Home</li></ul><p><strong>February 13</strong></p><ul><li>2nd Grade CATCH a Morning Workout</li><li>Art Club - 7:00 - 7:50 am</li><li>VIPS Workday (Volunteers Needed) - 9 am - 2 pm</li><li>Student Council Meeting - 3:25 - 4:15 pm</li></ul><p><strong>February 14</strong></p><ul><li>Parent Roundtable - 8:10 am</li></ul><p><strong>February 15</strong></p><ul><li>Box Tops Contest Ends</li><li>Early Dismissal</li></ul><p><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Fun Run Logistics</strong></span></p><p><strong><span style="color:#ff0000;">**Closed Campus to lunch visitors.**</span></strong></p><p>We are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">not</span> encouraging early checkouts, since it is a regular school day, and class will commence as scheduled after Fun Run. </p><p>Fun Run will take place during the student’s specials time.  Please see below for times:</p><ul><li>CAP        11:50 – 12:10    </li><li>Kinder   10:50 – 11:40</li><li>1<sup>st</sup>           9:55 – 10:45</li><li>2<sup>nd</sup>          9:00 – 9:50</li><li>3<sup>rd</sup>           12:20 – 1:10</li><li>4<sup>th</sup>           1:15 – 2:05</li><li>5<sup>th</sup>           2:10 – 3:00</li></ul><p>Visitors will be able to watch the Fun Run from the sidelines <strong>without</strong> checking in through the front office.  Visitors will come in through the doors for the specials hallway accessible from the faculty parking lot and watch from behind the stage. </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/8073664/download" alt="2019GuardClinic.jpg" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/229777/files/8073664" data-api-returntype="File" style="border-width:1px;border-style:solid;border-color:#000000;padding:2px;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 School Report Cards</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of the state legislative requirements. Copies of the 2017-18 School Report Cards for the state, district and campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or can be accessed online at <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2018/campus.srch.html</a>.</span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 WCE Federal Report Card</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Copies of the 2017-18 Federal Report Cards for the state, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academic Studies' Course Selection FAQs</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">The office of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Academics has generated a list of frequently asked questions related to Gifted and Talented, PreAP and Advanced Placement.<br>The FAQs address such topics as furloughs and exits in gifted and talented, AP Human Geography, advanced academic offerings in summer school, and more.  You may review this information at <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx</a>.  Based on submissions from the community, additional questions will be added as needed.</span></p><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7951355/download?wrap=1" alt="Yearbook Guaranteed Copy" width="599" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/229777/files/7951355" data-api-returntype="File" height="599" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Parent Training Sessions for Families of Students Receiving Special Education Services</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Psychological Services Office is pleased to offer parent training sessions for families who have students in special education.  Our first series will be on video games.  Please view additional information on the following flyer.  </p><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7874440/download?wrap=1" alt="Sped Videos" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/229777/files/7874440" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Friendly Ranger Reminders</strong></span></p><ul><li><p>Please drive with caution at WCE.  We have had several reports of parents driving too fast in the staff parking lot this semester.  Unfortunately, we have even had some “close calls.”  Before and after school drop-off and pick-up for YMCA and clubs, please be extra aware as this is often when staff and their children are most likely to be in the lot.</p></li><li><p>We have noticed heavy drop-off lines before school between 7:50 and 8:00.  Please help us combat tardiness and ensure all students are in the classroom and ready to learn by dropping off your child with enough time to get to class and settle (7:35-7:50).  Please encourage your children to ride the bus if eligible, carpool with a neighbor, and/or walk you child to school if you live close. </p></li><li>Please note that the entire loop leading up to the front of the school is considered a Fire Lane and should not be parked along anymore. The curb has been painted to reflect this new change. If there are no available visitor parking spots in the front of the school, we invite you to either park in the staff parking lot or in the street.</li><li><p>With the colder weather, we have seen an increase of unexcused tardies in the morning. Please remember, all students who enter the building after 8:00am are considered tardy and will need parents to check them in.  We are also seeing an increase of early checkouts in the afternoon.  At times, students may have doctor appointments and some unforeseen circumstances. With that said, your child benefits from being here all day.  Please keep in mind that tardies/early checkouts mean that there is more classroom interruptions, which distracts from the flow of instruction.  If your child leaves early or is tardy, he or she is not benefiting from a full day of instruction, which in turn could cause them to fall behind.  We are here to partner with you to ensure that your child succeeds in school. Having a routine that allows them to be on time and present for every class greatly benefits your child.  Thank you for partnering with us to making the most of your child's learning.</p></li></ul><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7874441/download?wrap=1" alt="HLSR " data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/229777/files/7874441" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Yearbook Ads for Sale</strong></span></p><table border="0"><tbody><tr><td><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7874442/download?wrap=1" alt="Yearbook Ad" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/229777/files/7874442" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></td><td>Yearbook ads are on sale now.  We offer 2 size ads, 1/8 page, and 1/4 page.  Sales end 2/16/19, don't miss out on this lasting memory. Use this link to create yours today: <a class="external" href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jostensadservice.com-3FREF-3DA01110156&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=UPM5j6x4qIwtjBdI8NbGU2Qj5vEuDpz7V6ARpjtVFGQ&m=ipI8SoRWpo0wGLhxZ27rRDNeXnkw3RghG6eEs9ShLhw&s=zOepQFSa4WHOi-c2ZggwvwxQiuCi8lfbiabdlYNHixg&e=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A01110156</strong><span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a><strong>.</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><hr /><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7481357/download" alt="Yearbook.jpg" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/229777/files/7481357" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><ul><li>The yearbook committee needs of photo your photos for all WCE events.</li><li>Please upload your photos, tagged and titled the event along with grade level to ReplayIt.</li><li>Photos will be accepted until 3/1/19</li></ul><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong>News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Grades 1 - 3 have finished Phase I of testing  Fourth grade has just started Phase I testing.  Tests are mailed out to be scored, and when we have the results, Phase II of testing will begin.  </p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Kindergarten GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Finder Kindergarten notification letters concerning GT screening will be mailed the week of February 18th.  Look for the letter in the USPS mail.  Students who qualified for Challenge will begin services for one hour a week starting the week of February 25.  </p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New Student  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Ranger News - February 4, 2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=169Ranger News - February 4, 20192019-02-01T18:43:00Z<div class="ExternalClassFA71A455A7EA41C09BE3783E19A5121E"><p>​</p><p>February 4, 2019<br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="display:block;margin:5px;width:189px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>February 4</strong></p><ul><li>5th Grade Student Roundtable - 1:35 - 2:05 pm</li></ul><p><strong>February 5</strong></p><ul><li>4th Grade CATCH a Morning Workout</li><li>Choir 7 - 7:50 am</li><li>Chinese New Year</li><li>Counselor's Day</li></ul><p><strong>February 6</strong></p><ul><li>5th Grade CATCH a Morning Workout</li><li>Core Essentials:  Service - Wear Blue</li><li>Art Club - 7:00 - 7:50 am</li><li>Read Deed Run - 3:25 - 4:15 pm</li></ul><p><strong>February 7</strong></p><ul><li>3rd Grade JA in a Day</li><li>Campus Advisory Team Meeting - 4 - 4:45 pm - Room 407</li></ul><p><strong>February 8</strong></p><ul><li>Fun Run</li></ul><p><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;">Core Essentials - Service - Wear Blue</span></strong></p><p>This month our Core Value is <strong>SERVICE</strong>. Service means lending a hand to help someone else. It’s like the quote from Mahatma Gandhi, "The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others."</p><p>Please help us kick off this month’s trait by wearing blue on <strong>Wednesday, February 6, 2019</strong>. Below are some great activities that you can do to encourage and help build service.</p><p><strong>BE IT:</strong></p><p>One way that we can discover how we are important to others is through work. Maybe your child isn’t ready to put in an 8-hour day at the office (who is!?), but he or she can still do significant work that will help your family and others. From taking out the trash, to doing dishes, folding laundry, or lending a hand to the neighbor, there are age-appropriate tasks that all kids can do. Doing this work will make them feel important, needed, and connected to others. So don’t miss it. This month, look for work that develops independent habits in your child.</p><p>This month, choose one volunteer opportunity that your family would like to partake in. Options might include volunteering at the local senior center to serve a meal, volunteering at your church or simply picking up trash around the local park. Lending a hand to help someone else is always a good idea and can be made a priority this month.</p><p><strong>Book Suggestions on Service</strong>:</p><p><em>Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship</em> by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes (1-5)</p><p><em>Diana’s White House Garden</em> by Elisa Lynn Carbone (K-5)</p><p><em>The One Day House</em> by Julia Durango (K-3)</p><p><em>Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans</em> by Phil Bildner (K-3)</p><p><em>Little Elliot, Big City</em> by Mike Curato (PreK – 1)</p><p><em>Shoeshine Girl</em> by Robert Clyde Bulla (3-5)</p><p><em>Sprout Helps Out</em> by Rosie Winstead (K-3)</p><p><em>How to Heal a Broken Wing</em> by Bob Graham (K-2)</p><p><em>The Secret School</em> by Avi (3-6)</p><p><em>Washday</em> by Eve Bunting (K-3)</p><p><em>A Symphony of Whales</em> by Steve Schuch (1-5)</p><p><em>The Mitten Tree</em> by Candice Christiansen (K-2)</p><p><em>The Cats in Krasinski Square</em> by Karen Hesse (3-5)</p><p><em>“I Have a Little Problem,” Said the Bear</em> by Heinz Janisch (K-2)</p><p><em>Elmer and the Butterfly</em> by David McKee (K-2)</p><p><em>Amelia Bedelia Helps Out</em> by Peggy Parish (K-3)</p><p><em>Can I Help?</em> By Marilyn Janovitz (PreK-1)</p><p><em>The Curious Garden</em> by Peter Brown (K-3)</p><p><em>Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey</em> by Doug Kuntz (K-5)</p><p> </p><p><strong>Try these links for great video suggestions about Service:</strong></p><p><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=QTwg3_%20hA7gU">Service Character Trades</a></p><p><a href="http://youtube.com/%20watch?v=aXTX88WKHaE">Sesame Street: Gina Explains Service Dogs</a></p><p><a href="http://youtube.com/%20watch?v=4z7gDsSKUmU">Kid President- How To Change The World (a work in progress)</a></p><p><a href="http://youtube.com/%20watch?v=ggnYV8l97_g&%20index=14&list=PLmz_w%20GXjX0HTa49VHrfOzU7Kf4%20k8BRgcU">A Story About Service</a></p><p><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=L_%20MWpvMm5tk">What is Community Service?</a></p><p><strong>Please contact Fe Cooper (<a href="mailto:fecooper@katyisd.org">fecooper@katyisd.org</a>), school counselor,  if you would like additional resources.</strong></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8072797/download?wrap=1" alt="Guard Clinic" width="393" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8072797" data-api-returntype="File" height="516" style="margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 WCE Federal Report Card</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Copies of the 2017-18 Federal Report Cards for the state, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academic Studies' Course Selection FAQs</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">The office of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Academics has generated a list of frequently asked questions related to Gifted and Talented, PreAP and Advanced Placement.<br>The FAQs address such topics as furloughs and exits in gifted and talented, AP Human Geography, advanced academic offerings in summer school, and more.  You may review this information at <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx</a>.  Based on submissions from the community, additional questions will be added as needed.</span></p><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7951317/download?wrap=1" alt="Yearbook Guaranteed Copy" width="599" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7951317" data-api-returntype="File" height="599" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Parent Training Sessions for Families of Students Receiving Special Education Services</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Psychological Services Office is pleased to offer parent training sessions for families who have students in special education.  Our first series will be on video games.  Please view additional information on the following flyer.  </p><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7874387/download?wrap=1" alt="Sped Videos" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7874387" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Friendly Ranger Reminders</strong></span></p><ul><li><p>Please drive with caution at WCE.  We have had several reports of parents driving too fast in the staff parking lot this semester.  Unfortunately, we have even had some “close calls.”  Before and after school drop-off and pick-up for YMCA and clubs, please be extra aware as this is often when staff and their children are most likely to be in the lot.</p></li><li><p>We have noticed heavy drop-off lines before school between 7:50 and 8:00.  Please help us combat tardiness and ensure all students are in the classroom and ready to learn by dropping off your child with enough time to get to class and settle (7:35-7:50).  Please encourage your children to ride the bus if eligible, carpool with a neighbor, and/or walk you child to school if you live close. </p></li><li>Please note that the entire loop leading up to the front of the school is considered a Fire Lane and should not be parked along anymore. The curb has been painted to reflect this new change. If there are no available visitor parking spots in the front of the school, we invite you to either park in the staff parking lot or in the street.</li><li><p>With the colder weather, we have seen an increase of unexcused tardies in the morning. Please remember, all students who enter the building after 8:00am are considered tardy and will need parents to check them in.  We are also seeing an increase of early checkouts in the afternoon.  At times, students may have doctor appointments and some unforeseen circumstances. With that said, your child benefits from being here all day.  Please keep in mind that tardies/early checkouts mean that there is more classroom interruptions, which distracts from the flow of instruction.  If your child leaves early or is tardy, he or she is not benefiting from a full day of instruction, which in turn could cause them to fall behind.  We are here to partner with you to ensure that your child succeeds in school. Having a routine that allows them to be on time and present for every class greatly benefits your child.  Thank you for partnering with us to making the most of your child's learning.</p></li></ul><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7874371/download?wrap=1" alt="HLSR " data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7874371" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Yearbook Ads for Sale</strong></span></p><table border="0"><tbody><tr><td><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7874321/download?wrap=1" alt="Yearbook Ad" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7874321" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></td><td>Yearbook ads are on sale now.  We offer 2 size ads, 1/8 page, and 1/4 page.  Sales end 2/16/19, don't miss out on this lasting memory. Use this link to create yours today: <a class="external" href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jostensadservice.com-3FREF-3DA01110156&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=UPM5j6x4qIwtjBdI8NbGU2Qj5vEuDpz7V6ARpjtVFGQ&m=ipI8SoRWpo0wGLhxZ27rRDNeXnkw3RghG6eEs9ShLhw&s=zOepQFSa4WHOi-c2ZggwvwxQiuCi8lfbiabdlYNHixg&e=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A01110156</strong><span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a><strong>.</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><hr /><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478626/download" alt="Yearbook.jpg" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478626" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><ul><li>The yearbook committee needs of photo your photos for all WCE events.</li><li>Please upload your photos, tagged and titled the event along with grade level to ReplayIt.</li><li>Photos will be accepted until 3/1/19</li></ul><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong>News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Phase 1 of testing will begin in the next 2 weeks. The GT proctor will send a note home with your child informing you of the approximate window of time that your child will be tested.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>5th Grade GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Notification letters will be mailed to 5<sup>th</sup> grade parents the week of January 14 by USPS.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Kindergarten GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Kindergarten GT screening is in progress and will continue through February. </p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New Student  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Ranger News - January 28, 2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=168Ranger News - January 28, 20192019-01-24T21:12:59Z<div class="ExternalClassFC3696D08BE34CC6BEE2200EB1550E53"><p>​</p><p>January 28, 2019<br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="display:block;margin:5px;width:189px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>January 28</strong></p><ul><li>Box Tops Contest Begins</li></ul><p><strong>January 29</strong></p><ul><li>Choir 7 - 7:50 am</li></ul><p><strong>January 30</strong></p><ul><li>Fun Run Kickoff!</li><li>No Homework (Family Night)</li></ul><p><strong>January 31</strong></p><ul><li>1st Grade Ranger Science</li></ul><p><strong>February 1</strong></p><ul><li>1st Grade Ranger Science</li><li>Father/Daughter Dance - Gym - 6:30 pm</li><li>African American History Month</li><li>American Heart Month</li><li>Career & Technology Education Month</li><li>National Children's Dental Health Month</li><li>National Freedom Day</li></ul><p><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Art to Remember Exciting News</strong></span></p><table border="0" style="width:100%;"><tbody><tr><td style="width:50%;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/8014892/download?wrap=1" alt="ZT Art" width="517" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/8014892" data-api-returntype="File" height="678" style="margin:5px;" /></td><td style="width:50%;">Every year, our students participate in Art to Remember, which allows students a chance to showcase their art.  Parents are given an opportunity to obtain a keepsake as a special memory of that year.  This year, we are pleased to announce that Zella Terry, one of our kindergarten students, did such a fabulous job on her Art to Remember project that it was selected to be showcased nationally.  Zella's art will be featured on Art to Remember brochures nationwide, so you may even see it next year!  We are so proud of all our Ranger Artists - giving your best each day can sometimes be noticed by others even when you think they might not be looking! </td></tr></tbody></table><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>2017-2018 WCE Federal Report Card</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD is sharing information about the state, district and your child’s campus as part of our obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Copies of the 2017-18 Federal Report Cards for the state, district and our campus are available for your review in the front office of our school, or online at <a href="/">www.katyisd.org</a> or <a href="https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html">https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2018/srch.html</a></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academic Studies' Course Selection FAQs</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">The office of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Academics has generated a list of frequently asked questions related to Gifted and Talented, PreAP and Advanced Placement.<br>The FAQs address such topics as furloughs and exits in gifted and talented, AP Human Geography, advanced academic offerings in summer school, and more.  You may review this information at <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/FAQ.aspx</a>.  Based on submissions from the community, additional questions will be added as needed.</span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478611/download" alt="Ranger Science.jpg" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478611" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>1st Grade Ranger Science is coming up on 1/31/19 & 2/1/19. Volunteers are needed in Mrs. Reed class. Any volunteers are welcome, please sign up at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com_volunteer_25667&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=UPM5j6x4qIwtjBdI8NbGU2Qj5vEuDpz7V6ARpjtVFGQ&m=_QxYVq3zaz3_aoAVJ1AN_fQOvracqMESJSvZRYfuLms&s=wOfQiCIVdCSk9cbAqa0iYNmTSrB75vMegbU5TqQmr1Y&e=">1st Ranger Science Signup</a>.</p><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7951317/download?wrap=1" alt="Yearbook Guaranteed Copy" width="599" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7951317" data-api-returntype="File" height="599" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7951243/download?wrap=1" alt="CRJH Parent Night" width="444" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7951243" data-api-returntype="File" height="575" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Art Club</strong></span></p><p><strong>Spring 2019: February 6th-May 22nd</strong></p><p>WoodCreek Elementary is excited to host the second semester of art club! So does your child need to be “good” at art to participate? Not at all! All you need is a desire to make art and work together with a team of creative peers. Art club will have different projects throughout the year that will artify (trademark pending) WCE as well as strengthen the skills of its members. Any 5<sup>th</sup> grade student is free to apply! Interested students must fit the qualifications listed below to be potentially accepted.</p><h1><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;">Attendance</span></strong></h1><p>Students must have transportation to art club by 7:00am. Consistent tardiness will need to be addressed with a conference with Mr. Esparza since there is a long waiting list of students that wish to participate, and we want to allow all those that want and are able to attend just that opportunity. Parents are responsible for student transportation.</p><h1><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong>Probationary Periods</strong></span></h1><p>In order to keep Art Club a fun and safe environment to create, any students that experience any of the following <strong>during the Spring semester</strong> will be placed on a probationary period for the remainder of the semester. Removal from art club will occur if the student has even one infraction during their probationary period.</p><ul><li>Consistent Tardiness</li><li>2 or more Marks received</li><li>1 or more office referrals</li></ul><h1><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong>Qualifications and Fees to Qualify</strong></span></h1><p>Before applying, make sure your child currently fits these requirements and will be able to meet those that are in <strong>bold </strong>in the future.</p><ol><li>Students must have and maintain a “B” or above as their average in all subjects.</li><li>0 referrals and 2 or fewer marks in your classes (Specials included) in the Fall</li></ol><p>            semester.</p><ol start="3"><li>Adheres and exemplifies the Ranger Code of Honor at all times.</li><li><strong>Student cannot have regularly conflicting clubs or programs at the same time.</strong></li></ol><p><strong>            </strong>(safety patrol will be allowed to apply but Safeties cannot participate in back-to-back sessions [too much art time is lost!])</p><ol start="5"><li><strong>Homeroom teacher recommendation upon selection.</strong></li><li><strong>Ability to arrive on time every Wednesday at 7am starting on February 6th.</strong></li><li><strong>$20 in cash which will be used to purchase materials used in Art Club </strong><strong style="font-size:1rem;">exclusively</strong></li></ol><p><strong>Sign-Up and Meetings</strong></p><p>Dates for Spring Art Club: February 6<sup>th</sup>-May 22nd [Wednesdays 7:00-7:50am (holidays excluded.</p><p>Spring Art Club will meet once a week for the remainder of the school year. Meetings will take place Wednesday mornings and begin at 7:00am.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">IMPORTANT SIGN-UP INFORMATION:</span></p><p>We are expanding the size of art club up to 40 students that will be <strong><em>chosen at random</em></strong> from all qualifying applicants. If your child participated in the Fall Art Club, they are free to apply again! We are excited to have 30 new students this Spring but we will also have an additional 10 repeating Artists from our fall Art Club. Our repeats will be teachers, helpers, artists, and curators that will allow for a smooth semester and a successful first year of WCE Art Club!         </p><p><strong>Visit our WCE ART Canvas Page (you can find this by going to Courses>All Courses. Click on This Week and then click on Spring Art Club Sign-Up. If cannot find the page, type this link into your browser: </strong><a class="external" href="https://goo.gl/forms/hQV9Nsd38zCxibbJ2" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>https://goo.gl/forms/hQV9Nsd38zCxibbJ2</strong><span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Parent Training Sessions for Families of Students Receiving Special Education Services</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Psychological Services Office is pleased to offer parent training sessions for families who have students in special education.  Our first series will be on video games.  Please view additional information on the following flyer.  </p><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7874387/download?wrap=1" alt="Sped Videos" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7874387" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Friendly Ranger Reminders</strong></span></p><ul><li><p>Please drive with caution at WCE.  We have had several reports of parents driving too fast in the staff parking lot this semester.  Unfortunately, we have even had some “close calls.”  Before and after school drop-off and pick-up for YMCA and clubs, please be extra aware as this is often when staff and their children are most likely to be in the lot.</p></li><li><p>We have noticed heavy drop-off lines before school between 7:50 and 8:00.  Please help us combat tardiness and ensure all students are in the classroom and ready to learn by dropping off your child with enough time to get to class and settle (7:35-7:50).  Please encourage your children to ride the bus if eligible, carpool with a neighbor, and/or walk you child to school if you live close. </p></li><li>Please note that the entire loop leading up to the front of the school is considered a Fire Lane and should not be parked along anymore. The curb has been painted to reflect this new change. If there are no available visitor parking spots in the front of the school, we invite you to either park in the staff parking lot or in the street.</li><li><p>With the colder weather, we have seen an increase of unexcused tardies in the morning. Please remember, all students who enter the building after 8:00am are considered tardy and will need parents to check them in.  We are also seeing an increase of early checkouts in the afternoon.  At times, students may have doctor appointments and some unforeseen circumstances. With that said, your child benefits from being here all day.  Please keep in mind that tardies/early checkouts mean that there is more classroom interruptions, which distracts from the flow of instruction.  If your child leaves early or is tardy, he or she is not benefiting from a full day of instruction, which in turn could cause them to fall behind.  We are here to partner with you to ensure that your child succeeds in school. Having a routine that allows them to be on time and present for every class greatly benefits your child.  Thank you for partnering with us to making the most of your child's learning.</p></li></ul><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7874371/download?wrap=1" alt="HLSR " data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7874371" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Yearbook Ads for Sale</strong></span></p><table border="0"><tbody><tr><td><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7874321/download?wrap=1" alt="Yearbook Ad" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7874321" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></td><td>Yearbook ads are on sale now.  We offer 2 size ads, 1/8 page, and 1/4 page.  Sales end 2/16/19, don't miss out on this lasting memory. Use this link to create yours today: <a class="external" href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jostensadservice.com-3FREF-3DA01110156&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=UPM5j6x4qIwtjBdI8NbGU2Qj5vEuDpz7V6ARpjtVFGQ&m=ipI8SoRWpo0wGLhxZ27rRDNeXnkw3RghG6eEs9ShLhw&s=zOepQFSa4WHOi-c2ZggwvwxQiuCi8lfbiabdlYNHixg&e=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A01110156</strong><span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a><strong>.</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><hr /><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478626/download" alt="Yearbook.jpg" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478626" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><ul><li>The yearbook committee needs of photo your photos for all WCE events.</li><li>Please upload your photos, tagged and titled the event along with grade level to ReplayIt.</li><li>Photos will be accepted until 3/1/19</li></ul><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong>News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Phase 1 of testing will begin in the next 2 weeks. The GT proctor will send a note home with your child informing you of the approximate window of time that your child will be tested.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>5th Grade GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Notification letters will be mailed to 5<sup>th</sup> grade parents the week of January 14 by USPS.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Kindergarten GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Kindergarten GT screening is in progress and will continue through February. </p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New Student  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Ranger News - January 21, 2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=167Ranger News - January 21, 20192019-01-24T21:11:47Z<div class="ExternalClassBBF3B9FB7347481CA2CD105D50A959FE"><p>January 21, 2019<br><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" width="189" height="252" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>January 21</strong></p><ul><li>No School - Campus Professional Learning Day</li><li>Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday</li><li>World Religion Day</li></ul><p><strong>January 22</strong></p><ul><li>Kindness Week</li><li>Class Picture Day</li><li>Choir 7 - 7:50 am</li></ul><p><strong>January 23</strong></p><ul><li>Kindness Week</li><li>PTA Hospitality Luncheon for Teachers and Staff</li><li>Read Dead Run - 3:25 - 4:15 pm</li></ul><p><strong>January 24</strong></p><ul><li>Kindness Week - Wear Pajamas to Dream of Kindness</li><li>Safety Patrol Training</li><li>Alley Theatre Performances</li><li>PTA Spirit Night - Firehouse Subs</li></ul><p><strong>January 25</strong></p><ul><li>Kindness Week</li><li>100th Day of School - Wear 100 Days Shirts</li><li>4th Grade Junior Achievement</li></ul><p><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478611/download" alt="Ranger Science.jpg" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478611" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>1st Grade Ranger Science is coming up on 1/31/19 & 2/1/19. Volunteers are needed in Mrs. Reed class. Any volunteers are welcome, please sign up at <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com_volunteer_25667&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=UPM5j6x4qIwtjBdI8NbGU2Qj5vEuDpz7V6ARpjtVFGQ&m=_QxYVq3zaz3_aoAVJ1AN_fQOvracqMESJSvZRYfuLms&s=wOfQiCIVdCSk9cbAqa0iYNmTSrB75vMegbU5TqQmr1Y&e=">1st Ranger Science Signup</a>.</p><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7951317/download?wrap=1" alt="Yearbook Guaranteed Copy" width="599" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7951317" data-api-returntype="File" height="599" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7951243/download?wrap=1" alt="CRJH Parent Night" width="444" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7951243" data-api-returntype="File" height="575" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Art Club</strong></span></p><p><strong>Spring 2019: February 6th-May 22nd</strong></p><p>WoodCreek Elementary is excited to host the second semester of art club! So does your child need to be “good” at art to participate? Not at all! All you need is a desire to make art and work together with a team of creative peers. Art club will have different projects throughout the year that will artify (trademark pending) WCE as well as strengthen the skills of its members. Any 5<sup>th</sup> grade student is free to apply! Interested students must fit the qualifications listed below to be potentially accepted.</p><h1><strong><span style="font-size:12pt;">Attendance</span></strong></h1><p>Students must have transportation to art club by 7:00am. Consistent tardiness will need to be addressed with a conference with Mr. Esparza since there is a long waiting list of students that wish to participate, and we want to allow all those that want and are able to attend just that opportunity. Parents are responsible for student transportation.</p><h1><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong>Probationary Periods</strong></span></h1><p>In order to keep Art Club a fun and safe environment to create, any students that experience any of the following <strong>during the Spring semester</strong> will be placed on a probationary period for the remainder of the semester. Removal from art club will occur if the student has even one infraction during their probationary period.</p><ul><li>Consistent Tardiness</li><li>2 or more Marks received</li><li>1 or more office referrals</li></ul><h1><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong>Qualifications and Fees to Qualify</strong></span></h1><p>Before applying, make sure your child currently fits these requirements and will be able to meet those that are in <strong>bold </strong>in the future.</p><ol><li>Students must have and maintain a “B” or above as their average in all subjects.</li><li>0 referrals and 2 or fewer marks in your classes (Specials included) in the Fall</li></ol><p>            semester.</p><ol start="3"><li>Adheres and exemplifies the Ranger Code of Honor at all times.</li><li><strong>Student cannot have regularly conflicting clubs or programs at the same time.</strong></li></ol><p><strong>            </strong>(safety patrol will be allowed to apply but Safeties cannot participate in back-to-back sessions [too much art time is lost!])</p><ol start="5"><li><strong>Homeroom teacher recommendation upon selection.</strong></li><li><strong>Ability to arrive on time every Wednesday at 7am starting on February 6th.</strong></li><li><strong>$20 in cash which will be used to purchase materials used in Art Club </strong><strong style="font-size:1rem;">exclusively</strong></li></ol><p><strong>Sign-Up and Meetings</strong></p><p>Dates for Spring Art Club: February 6<sup>th</sup>-May 22nd [Wednesdays 7:00-7:50am (holidays excluded.</p><p>Spring Art Club will meet once a week for the remainder of the school year. Meetings will take place Wednesday mornings and begin at 7:00am.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">IMPORTANT SIGN-UP INFORMATION:</span></p><p>We are expanding the size of art club up to 40 students that will be <strong><em>chosen at random</em></strong> from all qualifying applicants. If your child participated in the Fall Art Club, they are free to apply again! We are excited to have 30 new students this Spring but we will also have an additional 10 repeating Artists from our fall Art Club. Our repeats will be teachers, helpers, artists, and curators that will allow for a smooth semester and a successful first year of WCE Art Club!         </p><p><strong>Visit our WCE ART Canvas Page (you can find this by going to Courses>All Courses. Click on This Week and then click on Spring Art Club Sign-Up. If cannot find the page, type this link into your browser: </strong><a class="external" href="https://goo.gl/forms/hQV9Nsd38zCxibbJ2" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>https://goo.gl/forms/hQV9Nsd38zCxibbJ2</strong><span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Parent Training Sessions for Families of Students Receiving Special Education Services</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Psychological Services Office is pleased to offer parent training sessions for families who have students in special education.  Our first series will be on video games.  Please view additional information on the following flyer.  </p><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7874387/download?wrap=1" alt="Sped Videos" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7874387" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Proclamation 2019 Parent Input</strong></span></p><p>Proclamation 2019 includes instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts, Grades 6-8 English Language Arts, Grades 7-8 English Learners Language Arts, and Personal Financial Literacy. These materials will be implemented during the 2019- 2020 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will be on display during business hours (8:00AM-4:00PM) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex from January 14-25, 2019. In addition, instructional materials will be available for review from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and Thursday, January 24, 2019.</p><p><br>La Proclamación del 2019 incluye materiales de instrucción para los grados K-5 en Artes lingüísticas en inglés y español, para los grados 6-8 en Artes lingüísticas en inglés, para los grados 7-8 en Artes lingüísticas para los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés e instrucción financiera personal. Estos materiales serán implementados durante el año escolar 2019-2020. Dichos materiales de instrucción, estarán en exhibición y disponibles para los padres y la comunidad en el Complejo de Apoyo Educativo (ESC) del 14 al 25 de enero del 2019 durante horas de oficina (8:00AM-4:00PM). Además, los materiales de instrucción estarán disponibles para revisión, el martes 15 de enero del 2019 y el jueves 24 de enero del 2019 de 5:00 PM a 8:00 PM.</p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Friendly Ranger Reminders</strong></span></p><ul><li><p>Please drive with caution at WCE.  We have had several reports of parents driving too fast in the staff parking lot this semester.  Unfortunately, we have even had some “close calls.”  Before and after school drop-off and pick-up for YMCA and clubs, please be extra aware as this is often when staff and their children are most likely to be in the lot.</p></li><li><p>We have noticed heavy drop-off lines before school between 7:50 and 8:00.  Please help us combat tardiness and ensure all students are in the classroom and ready to learn by dropping off your child with enough time to get to class and settle (7:35-7:50).  Please encourage your children to ride the bus if eligible, carpool with a neighbor, and/or walk you child to school if you live close. </p></li><li>Please note that the entire loop leading up to the front of the school is considered a Fire Lane and should not be parked along anymore. The curb has been painted to reflect this new change. If there are no available visitor parking spots in the front of the school, we invite you to either park in the staff parking lot or in the street.</li><li><p>With the colder weather, we have seen an increase of unexcused tardies in the morning. Please remember, all students who enter the building after 8:00am are considered tardy and will need parents to check them in.  We are also seeing an increase of early checkouts in the afternoon.  At times, students may have doctor appointments and some unforeseen circumstances. With that said, your child benefits from being here all day.  Please keep in mind that tardies/early checkouts mean that there is more classroom interruptions, which distracts from the flow of instruction.  If your child leaves early or is tardy, he or she is not benefiting from a full day of instruction, which in turn could cause them to fall behind.  We are here to partner with you to ensure that your child succeeds in school. Having a routine that allows them to be on time and present for every class greatly benefits your child.  Thank you for partnering with us to making the most of your child's learning.</p></li></ul><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7874371/download?wrap=1" alt="HLSR " data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7874371" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7602456/download?wrap=1" alt="TJH Parent Night" width="674" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7602456" data-api-returntype="File" height="872" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Yearbook Ads for Sale</strong></span></p><table border="0"><tbody><tr><td><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7874321/download?wrap=1" alt="Yearbook Ad" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7874321" data-api-returntype="File" style="margin:5px;" /></td><td>Yearbook ads are on sale now.  We offer 2 size ads, 1/8 page, and 1/4 page.  Sales end 2/16/19, don't miss out on this lasting memory. Use this link to create yours today: <a class="external" href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jostensadservice.com-3FREF-3DA01110156&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=UPM5j6x4qIwtjBdI8NbGU2Qj5vEuDpz7V6ARpjtVFGQ&m=ipI8SoRWpo0wGLhxZ27rRDNeXnkw3RghG6eEs9ShLhw&s=zOepQFSa4WHOi-c2ZggwvwxQiuCi8lfbiabdlYNHixg&e=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A01110156</strong><span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a><strong>.</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><hr /><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478626/download" alt="Yearbook.jpg" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478626" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><ul><li>The yearbook committee needs of photo your photos for all WCE events.</li><li>Please upload your photos, tagged and titled the event along with grade level to ReplayIt.</li><li>Photos will be accepted until 3/1/19</li></ul><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong>News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Phase 1 of testing will begin in the next 2 weeks. The GT proctor will send a note home with your child informing you of the approximate window of time that your child will be tested.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>5th Grade GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Notification letters will be mailed to 5<sup>th</sup> grade parents the week of January 14 by USPS.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Kindergarten GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Kindergarten GT screening is in progress and will continue through February. </p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New Student  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. <br></p><p>​</p></div>
Taylor High School to Present Les Misérableshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1002Taylor High School to Present Les Misérables2019-01-18T15:36:43Z<div class="ExternalClass96E7D1D40E54453A9E1120A655CE060B"><p>James E. Taylor High School Fine Arts Department presents <em>Les Misérables</em> School Edition.  Considered to be in the top ten most popular musicals of all-time, <em>Les Misérables</em> is adapted by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg from the Victor Hugo's landmark novel set amidst 19<sup>th</sup> century France's social change and political revolution.</p><p>The story follows Jean Valjean (played by senior Jarrod Wells) imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread to save his starving niece.  Upon release on parole, Inspector Javert (sophomore Jacob Lewis) tells Valjean that he will never be more than a thief.  Valjean finds life outside of prison harsh as a literally branded man.  After finding unexpected kindness from the bishop (senior Daniel Oluoha), Valjean breaks parole and creates a new identity and life for himself.  Time passes and Valjean is now the mayor and a successful businessman.  When he finds his former employee Fantine (senior Abigail Boyce) on death's bed, he vows to care for her daughter Cosette (fourth grader Maddie Derr,) whom he must buy off the con artist couple, the Thénardiers (senior James McCann and junior Ashleigh Townsend).  As Cosette (sophomore Caitlin Zimmerman) grows to become a woman, economic and political changes places Paris on the verge of a revolution.  Cosette falls in love with student revolutionary Marius (junior Ryan Lauer).  Valjean joins the revolution to protect the man his daughter loves while also being pursued by his nemesis Inspector Javert.  </p><p>Epic, grand and uplifting, <em>Les Misérables</em> packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera overflows with memorable melodies.  James E. Taylor's collaborative multi-disciplinary production features the talents of theatre, choir, band, and orchestra students.</p><p>Performances take place on January 24, 25, and 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the James E. Taylor Performing Arts Center. All general admission tickets are $10.  Reserved tickets are $15.  Premium Reserved Tickets (including hors d'oeuvres and an exclusive photo opportunity) are $35.  All tickets are available online at <a href="http://www.taylorplaymakers.org/">www.taylorplaymakers.org</a>. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Performing Arts: Legally Blondehttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1001Performing Arts: Legally Blonde2019-01-17T14:09:17Z<div class="ExternalClass4F593B34900644B1AC5D9880A1A53664"><p>Mayde Creek High School Fine Arts Department Presents:<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:32px;">Legally Blonde</span></p><p>For the love of all things pink, join us as we present <em>Legally Blonde</em> at MCHS Performing Arts Center January 24, 25, and 26 at 7:00 p.m., with an additional matinee on January 26 at 2:00 p.m. Follow our not-so-dumb blonde hero, Elle Woods, on her journey of self-discovery as she goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has ever gone before - Harvard Law School! "What? Like it's hard?" Tickets can be purchased in advance at <a href="http://www.mchstheatre.org/">www.mchstheatre.org</a>. </p><p><strong><em>Legally Blonde </em></strong><strong>Performances: </strong></p><p><strong></strong>7:00 p.m.:  January 24th through the 26th</p><p>2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.:  January 26th </p><p><strong>TICKETS: </strong></p><p>Advanced: Students $10<br></p><p>Adults: $12</p><p>Door:Students: $12 and Adults: $15</p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Names New Superintendent of Schoolshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1000Katy ISD Names New Superintendent of Schools2019-01-15T04:28:34Z<div class="ExternalClass8DBFBD071CF2430A803710635295A9E1"><p>Katy ISD Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to name Ken Gregorski as the new superintendent of schools.<br></p><p>Gregorski is a veteran educator with 26 years of experience in public education. Having served as a teacher, associate principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent in school districts of different sizes and varying needs, he has demonstrated the ability to lead with determination, vision, and a deep understanding of a community's priorities. He is also the father of two secondary students currently enrolled in Katy ISD schools. </p><p>"It is my mission to provide leadership and direction for Katy ISD to ensure our educational system is based upon the needs of our students, standards of excellence and equity, and on community goals," said new Superintendent of Schools Ken Gregorski.</p><p>During his tenure as deputy superintendent, Gregorski played an integral role in laying the groundwork for the current model of student learning in Katy ISD through his supervision of the School Leadership and Support Department, Human Resources, and the Athletics Department. As superintendent of schools, it is expected that Gregorski will maintain Katy ISD's current direction, sustain its continuity of leadership, and guide the District toward fulfilling the goals of its five-year strategic plan.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Gregorski,%20Kenneth-%20017%204x5.jpg" alt="Gregorski, Kenneth- 017 4x5.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:444px;" /><br></p></div>
Men Who Mentor Eventhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=999Men Who Mentor Event2019-01-11T21:08:13Z<div class="ExternalClassDA0B9E8A7A8E4E1985D83B562762DCB5"><p>Give your time to a young man in need.  <br></p><p>Join the Katy ISD Partners in Education "Men Who Mentor" Event.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/011819_Men%20Who%20Mentor.jpg" alt="011819_Men Who Mentor.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:484px;" /><br></p></div>
Ranger News - January 14, 2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=166Ranger News - January 14, 20192019-01-10T22:39:20Z<div class="ExternalClassD6091774909F41A8827AC75352AB5AF1"><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">January 14, 2019<br><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="max-width:1275px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:189px;" /></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:24pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">January 14</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>WCJH/TJH Counselors Visit for 5th Grade Course Selections</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">4th Grade Student RoundTable</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">January 15</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">WCJH Music Directors Visit with 5th Grade During Specials</span></li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Choir - 7 - 7:50 am </span></li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">January 16</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Crossing Guard Appreciation Day</span></li><li><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">VIPS Workday (Volunteers Needed) - LGI - 9 am</span></li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Student Council Meeting - 3:25 - 4:30 pm</span></li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">January 17</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>KISD PreAP Course Offerings<ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:25px;"><li>10 - 11 am<ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:25px;"><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">ESC 1200/Spanish Translation ESC 1030</li></ul></li><li>1 - 2 pm<ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:25px;"><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">ESC 1200/Spanish Translation ESC 1030</li></ul></li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">7 - 8 pm<ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:25px;"><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">ESC 1200/Spanish Translation ESC 1030</li></ul></li></ul></li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">WCE's First Multicultural Festival - Gym - 5:30 pm</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">January 18</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">5th Graders Attending CRJH Field Trip to Visit CRJH Electives</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7874443/download?verifier=5DsHgRl0UPqu83IshGQq8PRnOnXipsLrZDGnXxi0&wrap=1" alt="CRJH Parent Night" style="max-width:1275px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;width:576px;" /></strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Core Essentials - Self-Control</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">This month our Core Value is <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">SELF-CONTROL</strong>. Self-control means choosing to do what you should even though you don’t want to. It’s like the quote from Seneca, "Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power."</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Below are some great activities that you can do to encourage and help build self-control.</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">BE IT:</strong></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>If you feel yourself becoming angry or frustrated, find a quiet place to draw or write.</li><li>When you’re about to say something inappropriate, stop and THINK (Is it true? Is it helpful? Is it inspiring? Is it necessary? Is it kind?).</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">Don’t hurry to be first when your teacher asks the class to line up.</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Book Suggestions on Self-Control</strong>:</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em>Old Tom: Man of Mystery </em>by Leigh Hobbs <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">(K-2)</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em>You Get What You Get </em>by Julie Gassman <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">(K-3)</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em>Finn Throws a Fit </em>by David Elliot <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">(PreK-1)</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em>Soda Pop Head </em>by Julia Cook <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">(2-5)</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em>Ricky Sticky Fingers </em>by Julia Cook <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">(K-5)</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em>My Mouth is a Volcano </em>by Julia Cook <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">(K-3)</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em>Clark the Shark Dares to Shar</em>e by Bruce Hale <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">(K-2)</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em>Flabbersmashed About You </em>by Rachel Vail <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">(K-3)</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em>Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales </em>by Jeanie Franz Ransom <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">(K-2)</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em>Being Frank </em>by Donna Earnhardt <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">(K-5)</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em>Where the Wild Things Are </em>by Maurice Sendak <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">(K-3)</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Try these links for great video suggestions about Self-Control:</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=giwX9EUuUNA" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">Self-Control Virtue Video<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=ShJL2nt0VQQ" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">Self-Control Character Trades<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=E2jYdEO18nU" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">Self-Control: Teaching Students About Their Greatest Inner Strength with Nathan DeWall<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=uT4Aco1Pd4M" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">5 Self-Control Techniques<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Please contact our school counselor, Fe Cooper (<a href="mailto:fecooper@katyisd.org" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">fecooper@katyisd.org</a>), if you would like additional resources.</p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;">Art Club</span></strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Spring 2019: February 6th-May 22nd</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">WoodCreek Elementary is excited to host the second semester of art club! So does your child need to be “good” at art to participate? Not at all! All you need is a desire to make art and work together with a team of creative peers. Art club will have different projects throughout the year that will artify (trademark pending) WCE as well as strengthen the skills of its members. Any 5<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;margin-bottom:0px;">th</span> grade student is free to apply! Interested students must fit the qualifications listed below to be potentially accepted.</p><h1 style="margin:6px 0px;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;line-height:1.5;text-rendering:optimizelegibility;font-size:1.8em;color:#2d3b45;background-color:#ffffff;">Attendance</h1><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Students must have transportation to art club by 7:00am. Consistent tardiness will need to be addressed with a conference with Mr. Esparza since there is a long waiting list of students that wish to participate, and we want to allow all those that want and are able to attend just that opportunity. Parents are responsible for student transportation.</p><h1 style="margin:6px 0px;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;line-height:1.5;text-rendering:optimizelegibility;font-size:1.8em;color:#2d3b45;background-color:#ffffff;">Probationary Periods</h1><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">In order to keep Art Club a fun and safe environment to create, any students that experience any of the following <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">during the Spring semester</strong> will be placed on a probationary period for the remainder of the semester. Removal from art club will occur if the student has even one infraction during their probationary period.</p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Consistent Tardiness</li><li>2 or more Marks received</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">1 or more office referrals</li></ul><h1 style="margin:6px 0px;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;line-height:1.5;text-rendering:optimizelegibility;font-size:1.8em;color:#2d3b45;background-color:#ffffff;">Qualifications and Fees to Qualify</h1><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Before applying, make sure your child currently fits these requirements and will be able to meet those that are in <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">bold </strong>in the future.</p><ol style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"></span>Students must have and maintain a “B” or above as their average in all subjects.</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"></span>0 referrals and 2 or fewer marks in your classes (Specials included) in the Fall</li></ol><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">            </span>semester.</p><ol start="3" style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"></span>Adheres and exemplifies the Ranger Code of Honor at all times.</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"></span>Student cannot have regularly conflicting clubs or programs at the same time.</strong></li></ol><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">            </strong></span>(safety patrol will be allowed to apply but Safeties cannot participate in back-to-back sessions [too much art time is lost!])</p><ol start="5" style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"></span>Homeroom teacher recommendation upon selection.</strong></li><li><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"></span>Ability to arrive on time every Wednesday at 7am starting on February 6th.</strong></li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"></span>$20 in cash which will be used to purchase materials used in Art Club</strong></li></ol><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">exclusively</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Sign-Up and Meetings</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Dates for Spring Art Club: February 6<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;margin-bottom:0px;">th</span>-May 22nd [Wednesdays 7:00-7:50am (holidays excluded.</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Spring Art Club will meet once a week for the remainder of the school year. Meetings will take place Wednesday mornings and begin at 7:00am.</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">IMPORTANT SIGN-UP INFORMATION:</span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">We are expanding the size of art club up to 40 students that will be <strong><em style="margin-bottom:0px;">chosen at random</em></strong> from all qualifying applicants. If your child participated in the Fall Art Club, they are free to apply again! We are excited to have 30 new students this Spring but we will also have an additional 10 repeating Artists from our fall Art Club. Our repeats will be teachers, helpers, artists, and curators that will allow for a smooth semester and a successful first year of WCE Art Club!    <span style="margin-bottom:0px;">     </span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Visit our WCE ART Canvas Page (you can find this by going to Courses>All Courses. Click on This Week and then click on Spring Art Club Sign-Up. If cannot find the page, type this link into your browser: </strong><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/hQV9Nsd38zCxibbJ2" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">https://goo.gl/forms/hQV9Nsd38zCxibbJ2</strong><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Parent Training Sessions for Families of Students Receiving Special Education Services</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">The Katy ISD Psychological Services Office is pleased to offer parent training sessions for families who have students in special education.  Our first series will be on video games.  Please view additional information on the following flyer.  </p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7874440/download?verifier=xVDQlI7192SDYM3C3w2yoNbny8eTUD7AKxaUzgpo&wrap=1" alt="Sped Videos" style="max-width:1275px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;width:0px;" /></strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Proclamation 2019 Parent Input</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;">Proclamation 2019 includes instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts, Grades 6-8 English Language Arts, Grades 7-8 English Learners Language Arts, and Personal Financial Literacy. These materials will be implemented during the 2019- 2020 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will be on display during business hours (8:00AM-4:00PM) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex from January 14-25, 2019. In addition, instructional materials will be available for review from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and Thursday, January 24, 2019.</span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;"><br style="margin-bottom:0px;">La Proclamación del 2019 incluye materiales de instrucción para los grados K-5 en Artes lingüísticas en inglés y español, para los grados 6-8 en Artes lingüísticas en inglés, para los grados 7-8 en Artes lingüísticas para los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés e instrucción financiera personal. Estos materiales serán implementados durante el año escolar 2019-2020. Dichos materiales de instrucción, estarán en exhibición y disponibles para los padres y la comunidad en el Complejo de Apoyo Educativo (ESC) del 14 al 25 de enero del 2019 durante horas de oficina (8:00AM-4:00PM). Además, los materiales de instrucción estarán disponibles para revisión, el martes 15 de enero del 2019 y el jueves 24 de enero del 2019 de 5:00 PM a 8:00 PM.</span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Friendly Ranger Reminders</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px;">Please drive with caution at WCE.  We have had several reports of parents driving too fast in the staff parking lot this semester.  Unfortunately, we have even had some “close calls.”  Before and after school drop-off and pick-up for YMCA and clubs, please be extra aware as this is often when staff and their children are most likely to be in the lot.</p></li><li><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px;">We have noticed heavy drop-off lines before school between 7:50 and 8:00.  Please help us combat tardiness and ensure all students are in the classroom and ready to learn by dropping off your child with enough time to get to class and settle (7:35-7:50).  Please encourage your children to ride the bus if eligible, carpool with a neighbor, and/or walk you child to school if you live close. </p></li><li>Please note that the entire loop leading up to the front of the school is considered a Fire Lane and should not be parked along anymore. The curb has been painted to reflect this new change. If there are no available visitor parking spots in the front of the school, we invite you to either park in the staff parking lot or in the street.</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;">With the colder weather, we have seen an increase of unexcused tardies in the morning. Please remember, all students who enter the building after 8:00am are considered tardy and will need parents to check them in.  We are also seeing an increase of early checkouts in the afternoon.  At times, students may have doctor appointments and some unforeseen circumstances. With that said, your child benefits from being here all day.  Please keep in mind that tardies/early checkouts mean that there is more classroom interruptions, which distracts from the flow of instruction.  If your child leaves early or is tardy, he or she is not benefiting from a full day of instruction, which in turn could cause them to fall behind.  We are here to partner with you to ensure that your child succeeds in school. Having a routine that allows them to be on time and present for every class greatly benefits your child.  Thank you for partnering with us to making the most of your child's learning.</p><hr style="margin:20px 0px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;" /></li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7602510/download?verifier=1n9NFd41XaeSkmw6qJYxj4YNKEu498wQEPFYhQsv&wrap=1" alt="Multicult. Festival" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7602470" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:1275px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:854px;" /></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7874441/download?verifier=49dkJc0soQZ7G0F3aAXqMCIAMchDf21mM5hqf5ws&wrap=1" alt="HLSR " style="max-width:1275px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;width:0px;" /></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7602511/download?verifier=80ICDDglbmESXU77q4nuFI42GVhhxSnFSOhzHbgY&wrap=1" alt="TJH Parent Night" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7602456" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:1275px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:674px;" /></strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">PreAP Information Sessions for Parents of 5th Graders</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Parents of 5th grade students are invited to an information session regarding the secondary Pre-Advanced Placement (PreAP) program.  Parents of currently identified GT students should also attend these sessions if they have any questions.  </span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">This session will be repeated three times on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 10:00AM, 1:00PM and 7:00PM at the ESC in Room 1200. Parents may attend any of the three sessions. Information in Spanish will be available at the 7:00PM session in Room 1030.</span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Campus counselors and other campus staff are invited to attend one of the sessions to learn more about the secondary advanced academic program.<br style="margin-bottom:0px;">The presentation will be posted on the GT and Advanced Academics webpage following the January 17th session.</span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7539147/download?verifier=smBWftDn8qpsGzh42iv8HoQU8kmgU72BOTEVbchE&wrap=1" alt="ACE Dedication" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7539001" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:1275px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:0px;" /></strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Yearbook Ads for Sale</strong></span></p><table border="0" style="max-width:100%;background-color:#ffffff;margin-left:5px;border-spacing:0px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;width:1275px;"><tbody style="margin-bottom:0px;"><tr style="margin-bottom:0px;"><td style="padding:2px;width:634px;text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7874442/download?verifier=xVIK3BXSEOXmkjRILnJMF35MTr9j5kJN2zPbjcp9&wrap=1" alt="Yearbook Ad" style="max-width:1275px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;width:0px;" /></td><td style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:2px;width:633px;">Yearbook ads are on sale now.  We offer 2 size ads, 1/8 page, and 1/4 page.  Sales end 2/16/19, don't miss out on this lasting memory. Use this link to create yours today: <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jostensadservice.com-3FREF-3DA01110156&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=UPM5j6x4qIwtjBdI8NbGU2Qj5vEuDpz7V6ARpjtVFGQ&m=ipI8SoRWpo0wGLhxZ27rRDNeXnkw3RghG6eEs9ShLhw&s=zOepQFSa4WHOi-c2ZggwvwxQiuCi8lfbiabdlYNHixg&e=" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A01110156</strong><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">.</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"> </p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/229777/files/7481357/download?verifier=jFCOHDcSawll0QJheUuJixkVIa5rLA5hnVJhnriV" alt="Yearbook.jpg" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478626" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:1275px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:0px;" /></strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>The yearbook committee needs of photo your photos for all WCE events.</li><li>Please upload your photos, tagged and titled the event along with grade level to ReplayIt.</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">Photos will be accepted until 3/1/19</li></ul><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:6pt;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:18.4px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:18.4px;color:black;">Phase 1 of testing will begin in the next 2 weeks. The GT proctor will send a note home with your child informing you of the approximate window of time that your child will be tested.</span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">5th Grade GT Screening</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;color:black;">Notification letters will be mailed to 5<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;margin-bottom:0px;">th</span> grade parents the week of January 14 by USPS.</span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Kindergarten GT Screening</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Kindergarten GT screening is in progress and will continue through February. </span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">New Student  GT Screening</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p><p>​</p></div>
Opportunity to Review Instructional Materialshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=998Opportunity to Review Instructional Materials2019-01-10T22:03:42Z<div class="ExternalClass5A2A1FE4AF804BC4B1ED1CD09E310D7B"><p>Parents of Katy ISD students will have an opportunity to review instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts, Grades 6-8 English Language Arts, Grades 7-8 English Learners Language Arts, and Personal Financial Literacy. These materials will be implemented during the 2019-2020 school year. They will be on display during business hours (8:00 AM-4:00 PM) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex on January 14-25, 2019. In addition, instructional materials will be also available for review after working hours on Tuesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 24 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. </p><p> <br></p><p>Padres de estudiantes de Katy ISD tendrán la oportunidad de revisar materiales de enseñanza mismos que incluirán materiales para los grados K-5 en Artes lingüísticas en Inglés y Español, para los grados 6-8 en Artes lingüísticas en inglés, para los grados 7-8 en Artes lingüísticas para los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés e instrucción financiera personal. Estos materiales serán implementados durante el año escolar 2019-2020. Dichos materiales de instrucción, estarán en exhibición durante horas de oficina (8:00 AM-4:0 PM) para los padres y la comunidad en el Complejo de Apoyo Educativo (ESC) del 14 al 25 de enero, 2019 durante horas de oficina. Además, los materiales de instrucción estarán disponibles para revisión, el martes, 15 de enero del 2019 y el jueves 24 de enero, 2019 de las 5:00 PM a las 8:00 PM.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Pre-Advanced Placement Information Session Coming Soonhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=996Katy ISD Pre-Advanced Placement Information Session Coming Soon2019-01-09T20:19:26Z<div class="ExternalClass6F51DCF2FD15476896857C2F21B10424"><p>Parents of Katy ISD fifth graders who will be attending junior high in 2019-2020 are invited to learn more about the Pre-AP and AP program.  Three educational sessions will be held on <strong>Thursday, January 17 at the Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Room 1200 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.</strong> Information in Spanish will be available at the last session in Room 1030. <br></p><p>"Administrators will be presenting an overview of the advanced academic studies in Katy ISD and we will address commonly asked questions about student participation in Pre-Advanced placement courses," said Alene Lindley, Director of the Katy ISD Secondary Curriculum, Gifted and Talented (GT) and Advanced Academics Department.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD Pre-AP courses, offered during grades 6-10, are designed to prepare students to be successful in Advanced Placement (AP) courses taken during high school.  These courses provide students the opportunity to engage in college-level studies with the option of taking the AP exam to possibly qualify for college credit.  Research indicates that students who participate in an AP course are more likely to complete an undergraduate program, choose academically challenging majors in college and are prone to pursue an advanced degree.  Katy ISD offers AP courses in English, social studies, science, mathematics, foreign languages, computer science, music and art.</p><p>Information can be found on the <a href="/dept/GT/Pages/default.aspx">GT and Advanced Academics website</a>.  Event parking is available on the west side of the Merrell Center.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Welcome Back Katy ISD!http://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=994Welcome Back Katy ISD!2019-01-31T19:53:42Z<div class="ExternalClass5545F7FE8FE441D2982A33B98688AD28"><p>With the holidays behind us, we say hello to 2019!!<br>Acting Superintendent Ken Gregorski shares a special welcome back message for our teachers, staff, students and community.  </p><p>Happy new year Katy ISD!<br><a title="Welcome Back Katy ISD!" href="https://youtu.be/9clkwyMrPlE"><img alt="010719_Thumbnail_Welcome Back Video.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/010719_Thumbnail_Welcome%20Back%20Video.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></p></div>
Ranger News - January 7, 2019http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=165Ranger News - January 7, 20192019-01-07T15:33:29Z<div class="ExternalClassC9D2EC5219B344778E6E97432691E10F"><p>​</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">January 7, 2019</p><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:189px;" /></span></p></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:24pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">The Weeks Ahead</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">December 22 - January 6</strong></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;">Winter Break</span></li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">January 7</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>School Board Recognition Month (January)</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">Teacher Work Day</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">January 8</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Welcome Back!</span></li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">First Day of 3rd Grading Period</span></li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">January 9</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Core Essentials - Self Control (Wear Yellow)</span></li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Read Deed Run - 3:25 pm</span></li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">January 10</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Kindness Crew - 6:45 am - LGI</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">PTA Executive Board Meeting - 9:30 am - LGI</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">January 11</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Report Cards go home</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">Choir Boot Camp - 3:20 pm</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Proclamation 2019 Parent Input</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;">Proclamation 2019 includes instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts, Grades 6-8 English Language Arts, Grades 7-8 English Learners Language Arts, and Personal Financial Literacy. These materials will be implemented during the 2019- 2020 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will be on display during business hours (8:00AM-4:00PM) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex from January 14-25, 2019. In addition, instructional materials will be available for review from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and Thursday, January 24, 2019.</span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;"><br style="margin-bottom:0px;">La Proclamación del 2019 incluye materiales de instrucción para los grados K-5 en Artes lingüísticas en inglés y español, para los grados 6-8 en Artes lingüísticas en inglés, para los grados 7-8 en Artes lingüísticas para los estudiantes que están aprendiendo inglés e instrucción financiera personal. Estos materiales serán implementados durante el año escolar 2019-2020. Dichos materiales de instrucción, estarán en exhibición y disponibles para los padres y la comunidad en el Complejo de Apoyo Educativo (ESC) del 14 al 25 de enero del 2019 durante horas de oficina (8:00AM-4:00PM). Además, los materiales de instrucción estarán disponibles para revisión, el martes 15 de enero del 2019 y el jueves 24 de enero del 2019 de 5:00 PM a 8:00 PM.</span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Friendly Ranger Reminders</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px;">Please drive with caution at WCE.  We have had several reports of parents driving too fast in the staff parking lot this semester.  Unfortunately, we have even had some “close calls.”  Before and after school drop-off and pick-up for YMCA and clubs, please be extra aware as this is often when staff and their children are most likely to be in the lot.</p></li><li><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px;">We have noticed heavy drop-off lines before school between 7:50 and 8:00.  Please help us combat tardiness and ensure all students are in the classroom and ready to learn by dropping off your child with enough time to get to class and settle (7:35-7:50).  Please encourage your children to ride the bus if eligible, carpool with a neighbor, and/or walk you child to school if you live close. </p></li><li>Please note that the entire loop leading up to the front of the school is considered a Fire Lane and should not be parked along anymore. The curb has been painted to reflect this new change. If there are no available visitor parking spots in the front of the school, we invite you to either park in the staff parking lot or in the street.</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;">With the colder weather, we have seen an increase of unexcused tardies in the morning. Please remember, all students who enter the building after 8:00am are considered tardy and will need parents to check them in.  We are also seeing an increase of early checkouts in the afternoon.  At times, students may have doctor appointments and some unforeseen circumstances. With that said, your child benefits from being here all day.  Please keep in mind that tardies/early checkouts mean that there is more classroom interruptions, which distracts from the flow of instruction.  If your child leaves early or is tardy, he or she is not benefiting from a full day of instruction, which in turn could cause them to fall behind.  We are here to partner with you to ensure that your child succeeds in school. Having a routine that allows them to be on time and present for every class greatly benefits your child.  Thank you for partnering with us to making the most of your child's learning.</p><hr style="margin:20px 0px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;" /></li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7602470/download?verifier=2zPHjfDwITrdQWcVu5o5seDGBWRfnS7KNnAFvV8r&wrap=1" alt="Multicult. Festival" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;width:854px;" /></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7602448/download?verifier=RLh3rPYf0gBfkSI6D1fQaDnPuYOXxCsOrsWkQQac&wrap=1" alt="Art to Remember" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:674px;" /></strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7602456/download?verifier=7Cv5W2bVcFzGY6KlDqhXrqizijDMCJnf0YOwDs4g&wrap=1" alt="TJH Parent Night" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:674px;" /></strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">PreAP Information Sessions for Parents of 5th Graders</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Parents of 5th grade students are invited to an information session regarding the secondary Pre-Advanced Placement (PreAP) program.</span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">This session will be repeated three times on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 10:00AM, 1:00PM and 7:00PM at the ESC in Room 1200. Parents may attend any of the three sessions. Information in Spanish will be available at the 7:00PM session in Room 1030.</span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Campus counselors and other campus staff are invited to attend one of the sessions to learn more about the secondary advanced academic program.<br style="margin-bottom:0px;">The presentation will be posted on the GT and Advanced Academics webpage following the January 17th session.</span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7539001/download?verifier=DypTFPsZVonxTg0HR42TsWpGNWUEgchragC451WH&wrap=1" alt="ACE Dedication" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7539001" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;width:0px;" /></strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Be The Legacy</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Katy ISD continues to celebrate their 100th anniversary during this school year.  At WCE, we are considering taking a Legacy picture, which would feature our WCE families who attended Katy ISD schools.  We are gathering information regarding how many families this would involve, and we need your help.  If you or a family member who attended a Katy ISD school, <a class="external" href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvKU_OQeOuTO9dyinfNdYJoDBXKq5MwH_Ii-kH22HkaYtqdA/viewform" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">please complete the Legacy Picture survey<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a> <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">before Friday, December 21, 2018</strong>.  </span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478626/download?verifier=REbrchXTxEdNX54s8zIUTs8TPs6Slok52ON31nPf" alt="Yearbook.jpg" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:0px;" /></strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>The yearbook committee needs of photo your photos for all WCE events.</li><li>Please upload your photos, tagged and titled the event along with grade level to ReplayIt.</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">Photos will be accepted until 3/1/19</li></ul><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Lost & Found</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">We have many (and we mean many!) lost and found items such as jackets, water bottles , lunch bags.  We are organizing a system so these items can be found again!  They will be in the cafeteria.  Tell your student to look in the cafeteria when they go to lunch. You can also take a look if you are visiting for lunch.  Many of these items have been in the lost and found for a long time.  Hopefully, a little organization will help them be found quicker.  <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Anything that is left by December 21<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;margin-bottom:0px;">st</span> will be donated to a charitable organization.</strong>  Water bottles will be thrown away.</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">TIP:   Mark your jackets, lunch kits and water bottles with a first and last name.  We will get the items back to you if we know where to take them!</p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Information regarding GT screening was sent home with 1st—4th grade students Thursday, November 1st , notifying parents of the opportunity to refer their child for screening. Parents wanting to refer their child for screening should have returned the Elementary Parent Checklist to the WCE campus on or before Wednesday, December 5th.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">No</span> late checklists will be accepted after December 5<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;margin-bottom:0px;">th</span>. Phase 1 of testing will begin in January. The GT proctor will send a note home with your child informing you of the approximate window of time that your child will be tested.</span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">5th Grade GT Screening</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">5<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade screening is in progress and will continue through December. We are waiting for test results to be mailed to us. Notification letters with the results will be mailed to 5<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;margin-bottom:0px;">th</span> grade parents in January, 2019. </span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Kindergarten GT Screening</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Kindergarten GT screening is in progress and will continue through February. Phase II of testing will begin in the next 2 weeks.</span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">New Student  GT Screening</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Earns Place on AP District Honor Rollhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=993Katy ISD Earns Place on AP District Honor Roll2018-12-20T16:03:17Z<div class="ExternalClass8A14B14871EE4445AAD9456B0A90040B"><p>Katy Independent School District is one of 373 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9<sup>th</sup> Annual AP<sup>®</sup> District Honor Roll<strong> </strong>for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work.<br></p><p>AP final scores are reported on a 5-point scale with 5 being extremely well qualified, 4 is well qualified, 3 is qualified, 2 is possibly qualified and 1 is a no recommendation.<br><span style="text-align:justify;"><br>"From 2017 to 2018, the number of AP exams administered in Katy ISD increased by 20 percent and the number of students participating in AP exams increased by 25 percent," said Alene Lindley, Katy ISD Director of Secondary Curriculum, GT and Advanced Academics.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">"In Katy ISD, 77.4 percent of the 2018 AP exams were scored at a three (3) or better, validating the hard work of both students and teachers," added Lindley.</span><br></p><p>To be included on the AP District Honor Roll, participating districts must: </p><ul><li>Increase participation/access to AP course work by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts and at least 11 percent in small districts.</li><li>Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students who scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam.</li><li>Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2018 scoring a three (3) or higher to those in 2016, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher. </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on the AP District Honor Roll, visit the <a href="https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/awards/district-honor-roll">College Board website.</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schoolshttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=991Katy ISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schools2018-12-18T14:20:10Z<div class="ExternalClassCDC53C9C9AFE4776BCE5E5A2D479052C"><p>At this evening's Katy ISD Board meeting, Trustees voted 4-3 to name Acting Superintendent, Ken Gregorski, as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent of schools. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Gregorski is a seasoned professional with 26 years of experience in public education. Having served as a teacher, associate principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent in school districts of different sizes and varying needs, he has demonstrated the ability to lead with determination, vision and a deep understanding of a community's priorities. He is also the father of two secondary students currently enrolled in Katy ISD schools. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the past two years as deputy superintendent, Gregorski played an integral role in laying the groundwork for student learning in Katy ISD through his supervision of the School Leadership and Support Department, Human Resources and the Athletics Department. As superintendent of schools, it is expected that Gregorski will maintain Katy ISD's educational excellence and sustain its continuity of leadership while also helping the District reach the goals of its five-year strategic plan.<br></p><p>Per Texas code Sec. 552.126, a state mandated 21-day waiting period will follow before Gregorski will officially assume the superintendent role.<br></p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Kenneth%20Gregorski%20headshot.jpg" alt="Kenneth Gregorski headshot.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:356px;" /><br></p></div>
Ranger News - December 17, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=164Ranger News - December 17, 20182018-12-13T22:39:38Z<div class="ExternalClass9424E7ED2AFC4B9794B228F15BE98924"><p>December 17, 2018<br></p><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p></blockquote></p></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>December 17</strong></p><ul><li>Anniversary of the Wright Brother's Flight</li></ul><p><strong>December 18</strong></p><ul><li>Choir Caroling Field Trip</li></ul><p><strong>December 19</strong></p><p><strong>December 20</strong></p><ul><li>PTA Executive Board Meeting - 9:30 am - LGI</li><li>Houston Texans Presentation - Toro Takes the Bull Out of Bullying</li></ul><p><strong>December 21</strong></p><ul><li>Early Dismissal</li><li>Cuddle Up and Read - 1st - 5th Grade</li><li>Kindergarten Polar Express</li><li>End of Second Grading Period</li><li>First Day of Winter</li><li>First Semester Safety Patrol Party</li><li>Rah Rah Rally</li></ul><p><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;">Friendly Ranger Reminders</span></strong></p><ul><li style="text-align:left;"><p>Please drive with caution at WCE.  We have had several reports of parents driving too fast in the staff parking lot this semester.  Unfortunately, we have even had some “close calls.”  Before and after school drop-off and pick-up for YMCA and clubs, please be extra aware as this is often when staff and their children are most likely to be in the lot.</p></li><li style="text-align:left;"><p>We have noticed heavy drop-off lines before school between 7:50 and 8:00.  Please help us combat tardiness and ensure all students are in the classroom and ready to learn by dropping off your child with enough time to get to class and settle (7:35-7:50).  Please encourage your children to ride the bus if eligible, carpool with a neighbor, and/or walk you child to school if you live close. </p></li><li style="text-align:left;">Please note that the entire loop leading up to the front of the school is considered a Fire Lane and should not be parked along anymore. The curb has been painted to reflect this new change. If there are no available visitor parking spots in the front of the school, we invite you to either park in the staff parking lot or in the street.</li><li style="text-align:left;"><p>With the colder weather, we have seen an increase of unexcused tardies in the morning. Please remember, all students who enter the building after 8:00am are considered tardy and will need parents to check them in.  We are also seeing an increase of early checkouts in the afternoon.  At times, students may have doctor appointments and some unforeseen circumstances. With that said, your child benefits from being here all day.  Please keep in mind that tardies/early checkouts mean that there is more classroom interruptions, which distracts from the flow of instruction.  If your child leaves early or is tardy, he or she is not benefiting from a full day of instruction, which in turn could cause them to fall behind.  We are here to partner with you to ensure that your child succeeds in school. Having a routine that allows them to be on time and present for every class greatly benefits your child.  Thank you for partnering with us to making the most of your child's learning.</p><hr /></li></ul><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/files/7602470/download?wrap=1" alt="Multicult. Festival" width="854" height="1102" style="margin:5px;" /></p><ul><li style="text-align:left;"><hr /></li></ul><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/files/7602448/download?wrap=1" alt="Art to Remember" width="674" height="872" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/files/7602456/download?wrap=1" alt="TJH Parent Night" width="674" height="872" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>PreAP Information Sessions for Parents of 5th Graders</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Parents of 5th grade students are invited to an information session regarding the secondary Pre-Advanced Placement (PreAP) program.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">This session will be repeated three times on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 10:00AM, 1:00PM and 7:00PM at the ESC in Room 1200. Parents may attend any of the three sessions. Information in Spanish will be available at the 7:00PM session in Room 1030.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;">Campus counselors and other campus staff are invited to attend one of the sessions to learn more about the secondary advanced academic program.<br>The presentation will be posted on the GT and Advanced Academics webpage following the January 17th session.</span></p><hr /><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7539001/download?verifier=DypTFPsZVonxTg0HR42TsWpGNWUEgchragC451WH&wrap=1" alt="ACE Dedication" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7539001" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE Student Council Sock Drive</strong></span></p><p>Our Student Council will be conducting a sock drive, for Clothed by Faith from December 3, 2018 until December 20, 2018.  Please send new socks of any size and for either gender to school with your child on these dates if you would like to participate.  Donation baskets will be located in the library during this time.  Thank you so much for supporting our student council students in their desire to help the community!</p><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478575/download?verifier=28kjJCbiOhMSDwZ0sP9Hnd4tQ0gNRs8VsV3ooy1z&wrap=1" alt="Socks" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478575" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Be The Legacy</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD continues to celebrate their 100th anniversary during this school year.  At WCE, we are considering taking a Legacy picture, which would feature our WCE families who attended Katy ISD schools.  We are gathering information regarding how many families this would involve, and we need your help.  If you or a family member who attended a Katy ISD school, <a class="external" href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvKU_OQeOuTO9dyinfNdYJoDBXKq5MwH_Ii-kH22HkaYtqdA/viewform" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">please complete the Legacy Picture survey<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a> before Friday, December 21, 2018.  </p><p> </p><hr /><p><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478593/download?verifier=18YKBc1t9sJzicnmoC4ijDDWhJSYV8RLNFR0PDMc&wrap=1" alt="Parent Day Out" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478593" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></strong></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/files/7478626/download?download_frd=1" alt="Yearbook.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></p><ul><li>The yearbook committee needs of photo your photos for all WCE events.</li><li>Please upload your photos, tagged and titled the event along with grade level to ReplayIt.</li><li>Photos will be accepted until 3/1/19</li></ul><hr /><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478640/download?verifier=aeNOAuosb62NO88A1yHXXHJqOo5MIfinGYLsOaql&wrap=1" alt="5th baby" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478640" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Lost & Found</strong></span></p><p>We have many (and we mean many!) lost and found items such as jackets, water bottles , lunch bags.  We are organizing a system so these items can be found again!  They will be in the cafeteria.  Tell your student to look in the cafeteria when they go to lunch. You can also take a look if you are visiting for lunch.  Many of these items have been in the lost and found for a long time.  Hopefully, a little organization will help them be found quicker.  Anything that is left by December 21<sup>st</sup> will be donated to a charitable organization.  Water bottles will be thrown away.</p><p>TIP:   Mark your jackets, lunch kits and water bottles with a first and last name.  We will get the items back to you if we know where to take them!</p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong>News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Information regarding GT screening was sent home with 1st—4th grade students Thursday, November 1st , notifying parents of the opportunity to refer their child for screening. Parents wanting to refer their child for screening should have returned the Elementary Parent Checklist to the WCE campus on or before Wednesday, December 5th.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">No</span> late checklists will be accepted after December 5<sup>th</sup>. Phase 1 of testing will begin in January. The GT proctor will send a note home with your child informing you of the approximate window of time that your child will be tested.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>5th Grade GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">5<sup>th</sup> grade screening is in progress and will continue through December. We are waiting for test results to be mailed to us. Notification letters with the results will be mailed to 5<sup>th</sup> grade parents in January, 2019. </p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Kindergarten GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Kindergarten GT screening is in progress and will continue through February. Phase II of testing will begin in the next 2 weeks.</p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><strong>New Student  GT Screening</strong></p><p class="xmsonormal">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. <br></p><p>​</p></div>
Ranger News - December 10, 2018http://www.katyisd.org/campus/WCE/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=163Ranger News - December 10, 20182018-12-11T16:27:50Z<div class="ExternalClass5454765A966542DD8107EE717BA3206A"><p>​</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">December 10, 2018<br></p><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="max-width:1487px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:189px;" /></span></p></blockquote></blockquote><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:18pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">December 10</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Emily Dickenson's Birthday</span></li><li><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Human Rights Day</span></li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">3rd Grade Student Roundtable</span></li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">December 11</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Choir - 7:00 - 7:50 am</span></li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">December 12</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>VIPS Workday - 9 am - 2 pm - LGI</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">Student Council Meeting - 3:25 - 4:30 pm</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">December 13</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Holiday School Store - Peppermint Market</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">WCE Singing Rangers Choir Performance & PTA Meeting - 6:45 pm - Gym</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">December 14</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>5th Grade Baby Pictures Due for Yearbook</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">Kindergarten Ranger Science</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;">Ranger Parents,</span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">'Tis the season that parents start to think about a gift for their teacher and other staff at the school.  I want to give you an idea that I know any one of us would love.  Just write to your teacher and let him or her know how you feel.  Tell them the ways they have positively impacted your child and/or your family.  Let them know you appreciate them.  The people at the school chose a profession that they knew would not pay well and that is largely met with criticism.  Why would anyone do that?  They do it because they want to impact the world.  They do it out of passion.  They do it out of love.  When you tell them how they have impacted you and your family, you feed their soul.  It's free and it only takes a little effort.  Make their day and write them how you feel.  If you email, cc me and that will be the icing on the cake for them and me.  My address is: <a href="mailto:ronaldrmosher@katyisd.org" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">ronaldrmosher@katyisd.org</a>.  Have fun and make their day with your gift of appreciation.  :)</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Love Never Fails,</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Ronnie Mosher</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Principal</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">WoodCreek Elementary</p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Character Conversations</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Last week we had a wonderful speaker, Brad Flurry, present to our parents on the topic of technology. This topic covered areas such as talking through responsible technology usage, information on what’s out in the cyber world these days, and how to start and maintain productive dialogues now and into the teen years. We are planning to invite Mr. Flurry in the future for additional Character Conversations. <a href="/campus/WCE/Documents/WCE%20Presentation%20Character%20Conversations.pdf" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Please take a look at the PowerPoint Presentation<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a> for an inside look at what was discussed. Thank you and please let our school counselor, Fe Cooper (<a href="mailto:fecooper@katyisd.org" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">fecooper@katyisd.org</a>) know if you have any questions.</p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7539001/download?verifier=DypTFPsZVonxTg0HR42TsWpGNWUEgchragC451WH&wrap=1" alt="ACE Dedication" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7539001" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:1487px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;width:0px;" /></strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">WCE Student Council Sock Drive</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Our Student Council will be conducting a sock drive, for Clothed by Faith from December 3, 2018 until December 20, 2018.  Please send new socks of any size and for either gender to school with your child on these dates if you would like to participate.  Donation baskets will be located in the library during this time.  Thank you so much for supporting our student council students in their desire to help the community!</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478575/download?verifier=28kjJCbiOhMSDwZ0sP9Hnd4tQ0gNRs8VsV3ooy1z&wrap=1" alt="Socks" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478575" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:1487px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;width:0px;" /></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Be The Legacy</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Katy ISD continues to celebrate their 100th anniversary during this school year.  At WCE, we are considering taking a Legacy picture, which would feature our WCE families who attended Katy ISD schools.  We are gathering information regarding how many families this would involve, and we need your help.  If you or a family member who attended a Katy ISD school, <a class="external" href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvKU_OQeOuTO9dyinfNdYJoDBXKq5MwH_Ii-kH22HkaYtqdA/viewform" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">please complete the Legacy Picture survey<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a> before Friday, December 21, 2018.  </span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Important Parking Update</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Please note that the entire loop leading up to the front of the school will now be considered a Fire Lane. The curb has been painted to reflect this new change. If there are no available visitor parking spots in the front of the school, we invite you to either park in the staff parking lot or in the street.</p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478593/download?verifier=18YKBc1t9sJzicnmoC4ijDDWhJSYV8RLNFR0PDMc&wrap=1" alt="Parent Day Out" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478593" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:1487px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:0px;" /></strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;">Ranger World</span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Kindergarten Ranger World is right around the corner! Volunteers are still needed for both Thursday and Friday.  <a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/26876" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">Please sign up if you are able!<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">(Links to an external site.)</span></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"></span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478626/download?verifier=REbrchXTxEdNX54s8zIUTs8TPs6Slok52ON31nPf&wrap=1" alt="Yearbook" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478626" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:1487px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:0px;" /></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>The yearbook committee needs of photo your photos for all WCE events.</li><li>Please upload your photos, tagged and titled the event along with grade level to ReplayIt.</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">Photos will be accepted until 3/1/19</li></ul><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478640/download?verifier=aeNOAuosb62NO88A1yHXXHJqOo5MIfinGYLsOaql&wrap=1" alt="5th baby" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478640" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:1487px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;width:0px;" /></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Lost & Found</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">We have many (and we mean many!) lost and found items such as jackets, water bottles , lunch bags.  We are organizing a system so these items can be found again!  They will be in the cafeteria.  Tell your student to look in the cafeteria when they go to lunch. You can also take a look if you are visiting for lunch.  Many of these items have been in the lost and found for a long time.  Hopefully, a little organization will help them be found quicker.  Anything that is left by December 21<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;margin-bottom:0px;">st</span> will be donated to a charitable organization.  Water bottles will be thrown away.</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">TIP:   Mark your jackets, lunch kits and water bottles with a first and last name.  We will get the items back to you if we know where to take them!</p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Increase in Late Arrivals & Early Checkouts</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">With the colder weather, we have seen an increase of unexcused tardies in the morning. Please remember, all students who enter the building after 8:00am are considered tardy and will need parents to check them in.  We are also seeing an increase of early checkouts in the afternoon.  At times, students may have doctor appointments and some unforeseen circumstances. With that said, your child benefits from being here all day.  Please keep in mind that tardies/early checkouts mean that there is more classroom interruptions, which distracts from the flow of instruction.  If your child leaves early or is tardy, he or she is not benefiting from a full day of instruction, which in turn could cause them to fall behind.  We are here to partner with you to ensure that your child succeeds in school. Having a routine that allows them to be on time and present for every class greatly benefits your child.  Thank you for partnering with us to making the most of your child's learning. </p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="margin-bottom:0px;color:black;">1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</span></strong><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:6pt;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:18.4px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;"><span style="line-height:18.4px;color:black;">Information regarding GT screening was sent home with 1st—4th grade students</span><span style="line-height:18.4px;color:#1f497d;"> Thursday, </span><span style="line-height:18.4px;color:black;">November 1st</span><span style="line-height:18.4px;color:#1f497d;"> </span><span style="line-height:18.4px;color:black;">, </span><span style="line-height:18.4px;color:#1f497d;">notifying</span><span style="line-height:18.4px;color:black;"> parents of the opportunity to refer their child for screening. Parents wanting to refer their child for screening should have returned the Elementary Parent Checklist to the WCE campus on or before </span><span style="line-height:18.4px;color:#1f497d;">Wednesday</span><span style="margin-bottom:0px;line-height:18.4px;color:black;">, December 5th.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">No</span> late checklists will be accepted after December 5<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;margin-bottom:0px;">th</span>. Phase 1 of testing will begin in January. The GT proctor will send a note home with your child informing you of the approximate window of time that your child will be tested.</span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="margin-bottom:0px;color:black;">5th Grade GT Screening</span></strong><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;color:black;">5<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade screening is in progress and will continue through December. We are waiting for test results to be mailed to us. Notification letters with the results will be mailed to 5<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;margin-bottom:0px;">th</span> grade parents in January, 2019. </span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:6pt;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:18.4px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="margin-bottom:0px;color:black;">Kindergarten GT Screening</span></strong><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;color:black;">Kindergarten GT screening is in progress and will continue through February. Phase II of testing will begin in the next 2 weeks.</span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:6pt;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:18.4px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="margin-bottom:0px;color:black;">New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </span></strong><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#1f497d;">Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</span></strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="margin-bottom:0px;line-height:18.4px;color:black;">New Student  GT Screening</span></strong><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:6pt;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:18.4px;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="line-height:18.4px;color:black;">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at </span><a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org" style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;line-height:18.4px;">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</span></a><span style="margin-bottom:0px;line-height:18.4px;color:black;">. </span></span></p><p><br></p></div>
All Katy ISD After-School Activities Have Been Cancelledhttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=988All Katy ISD After-School Activities Have Been Cancelled2018-12-07T21:04:38Z<div class="ExternalClassFA91A91903B0401F8E528090A38096D0"><p>Please be advised that all Katy ISD after-school activities are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">canceled</span> beginning at 5:00 p.m. today, Friday, December 7 due to impending hazardous weather conditions in our region.  Harris County is advising all residents to stay off the roads beginning at sundown.  Many of our surrounding school districts are also taking similar action by canceling their after-school activities.</p><p>At this time, student-related and other activities that are scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday, December 8 will resume as planned, as it is being reported that the weather event will have passed through our area by 5:30 a.m.  If there is a change to any group's schedule, those students and families will be directly notified.</p><p>Parents, staff and community members should continue to monitor local media and the <a href="/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD website</a> for updates on school closings, event cancellations or changes in the forecast. Our official channels of communication are:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><a href="/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD "OnTheGo" app</a></li><li>Website: <a href="/">Katyisd.org</a></li><li>Twitter:<a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_katyisd&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=moE6quFltvnDejA-y87OeNTWYARAFpbv6JQGaZ-CdcY&m=V7y55Hwo_W6aDne4nGLTXID75KoZ_LhXbyR-TGSv3ow&s=56J6LC_9iWZCAun2Ae_HEEwja1db05ZRcdzEGVB-1kw&e=">@katyisd</a></li><li>Facebook: <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_Katy-2DISD-2D113148448705253_&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=moE6quFltvnDejA-y87OeNTWYARAFpbv6JQGaZ-CdcY&m=V7y55Hwo_W6aDne4nGLTXID75KoZ_LhXbyR-TGSv3ow&s=8Ru2L9AqJo_7B3pzd_N8iScfndX_Z-4pe3_7z2ACr5I&e=">Katy </a><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_Katy-2DISD-2D113148448705253_&d=DwMFaQ&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=moE6quFltvnDejA-y87OeNTWYARAFpbv6JQGaZ-CdcY&m=V7y55Hwo_W6aDne4nGLTXID75KoZ_LhXbyR-TGSv3ow&s=8Ru2L9AqJo_7B3pzd_N8iScfndX_Z-4pe3_7z2ACr5I&e=">ISD Facebook</a></li></ul><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveilinghttp://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=986Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling2019-01-31T20:58:05Z<div class="ExternalClass20147BB4871C42559DFF12F2CAA485B5"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">When walking down the brick sidewalk located at Katy Heritage Park, there's a piece of Katy Independent School District history you simply can't miss.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Hundreds of bricks at the park are dedicated to the past and present Katy ISD teachers who have devoted countless hours toward the education of their students.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">On Wednesday, December 5, Katy ISD along with Venus Construction and Country Park Portraits, unveiled a new set of bricks honoring the 67 Campus Teachers of the Year, for the 2017-2018 school year.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"We could not be the school district we are today without quality teachers in every classroom," said Acting Superintendent Ken Gregorski.  "Our teachers put smiles on our students every day and these bricks are only a small token of appreciation for everything they do," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD has some of the best teachers in the country and with these commemorative bricks their legacy will be etched in the history of the District and the community. <br></p><p>Katy ISD thanks Venus Construction, Country Park Portraits and Katy Heritage Society for their sponsorship.  During the ceremony, the Katy High School Choir provided entertainment with several performances.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/69to7lsyb2q0bd0/AACW0x7G3f6_SSnA6YYLzhA0a?dl=0">Photo Gallery of the Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</a> </p><p><img alt="120518_TOY Brick Unveiling (67).JPG" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/120518_TOY%20Brick%20Unveiling%20(67).JPG" style="margin:5px;width:611px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>

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