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Ranger News - November 26, 2018Ranger News - November 26, 20182018-11-15T22:22:37Z<div class="ExternalClass8E533903F6994154AD81B5CE61D126F5"><p>​<br></p><p>November 26, 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;"><p><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><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p></p></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 Weeks Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>November 19 - 23</strong></p><ul><li>Thanksgiving Break</li></ul><p><strong>November 26</strong></p><ul><li>Welcome back!</li></ul><p><strong>November 27</strong></p><ul><li>Choir - 7:00 - 7:50 am</li><li>5th Grade Fine Arts Extravaganza </li><li>Progress Reports Go Home</li></ul><p><strong>November 28</strong></p><ul><li>Art Club - 7:00 - 7:50 am</li><li>Box Tops Grade Level Reward - Silly String during Recess</li><li>Family Night - No Homework</li></ul><p><strong>November 29</strong></p><ul><li>Safety Patrol Training</li><li>PTA Executive Board Meeting - 9:30 am - LGI</li><li>Character Conversations with Brad Flurry - 6:00 pm - Gym <ul><li>Dinner and Childcare Provided - see flyer below</li></ul></li></ul><p><strong>November 30</strong></p><ul><li>Safety Patrol Training</li><li>Mark Twain's Birthday</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>Character Conversations - November 29</strong></span></p><p>New this year, we will be offering CHARACTER CONVERSATIONS, a series of classes designed to equip adults with the tools they need to raise awesome kids!<br></p><p>Our first topic will be <em>Talking Through Technology</em> and will cover topics including talking through responsible technology usage, information on what's out there these days, and how to start and<br>maintain productive dialogues now and into the teen years.  </p><p>This is a fantastic opportunity - it includes free dinner and babysitting will be provided.  Please review the flyer below for details - sign up today!</p><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7359602/download?wrap=1" alt="Ch Con" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7359602" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Lost & Found</strong></span></p><p>The WCE Lost & Found has recently moved to the cafeteria.  We have many (and we mean many!) lost and found items such as jackets, water bottles and lunch bags.  If your child needs to look for a lost item, they will need to check during lunch.  Parents are welcome to check the Lost & Found during the school day. You would need to come to the office with your ID to sign the Visitor Log and obtain a Raptor Badge.  The Lost & Found is donated to charity regularly so please have your child check soon after the item is lost.  The next donation will be on December 21, 2018.  <span style="color:#ff0000;">TIP</span>:  Mark your jackets, lunch kits and water bottles with a first and last name.  We will return items to you if we know where to take them!</p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Student Active Threat Response Training</strong></span></p><p>As we continue to expand our layered security plan to respond to potential threats, the safety of Katy ISD students remains our top priority. Due to the size of our student population and schools, preparing students and staff to respond to active events and threats is imperative. One of the trainings being provided to elementary students this year is called “Run, Hide, Fight.” Similar training is being used by school districts and law enforcement agencies nationwide. Below is a description of the training that will be provided in Katy ISD elementary schools.</p><ul><li style="text-align:left;">Elementary <ul><li style="text-align:left;">Students will rely on and follow the direction of their trained teachers in the execution of the Active Threat response strategy (Run, Hide, Fight).</li><li style="text-align:left;">Schools execute “LOCK DOWN” drills in which elementary teachers rehearse how they will respond when alerted to a threat being inside or outside the campus.</li><li style="text-align:left;">During scheduled drills, students will rehearse how to prepare in the event of a threat in the school. However, the extent of defining the threat to elementary students will be limited to “stranger/danger” or a dog in the hallways, depending on the age/grade level of the students.</li><li style="text-align:left;">We encourage parents to discuss these topics with their students as they relate to schools as well as environments/locations outside of the school building.</li></ul></li></ul><p>While Katy ISD views this training as beneficial in preparing elementary students to be better aware of their surroundings and to respond to an active threat in school as well as other environments, We understand that maturity levels do vary. Therefore, the AVOID (RUN), DENY (HIDE) and DEFEND (FIGHT) training video will NOT be shown to elementary students by the district. However, staff will be trained using the video and teachers will conduct emergency drills using strategies demonstrated in the video.</p><p>We are providing a link to this video for parent education and for use by parent(s) to show their student should they so desire.<br>Elementary video - <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6YjDmAnafQ&t=4s" data-preview-alt="SAUSD Run Hide Fight (Elementary School)">SAUSD Run Hide Fight (Elementary School)</a><br>These videos are also offered to our volunteers who spend many hours on our campuses. Viewing the videos can assist in providing a greater understanding of how to respond should one be in a Katy ISD facility during a very unlikely event of an active threat.</p><p>If you have any questions about this training, please contact Mr. Wolff, Assistant Principal and Safety Liaison at <a href="mailto:timothydwolff@katyisd.org">timothydwolff@katyisd.org</a> or 281.234.0068.</p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Increase in Late Arrivals & Early Checkouts</strong></span></p><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><p>Please note that all students are encouraged to participate in school <strong>for the entire day this Friday during Fall Parties.</strong>  Checking students out after the party is both discouraged and unexcused.  Instruction and learning activities continue all day long as essential learning is planned.  Please help reinforce the importance of learning by keeping your child in school the entire day.  As always, there is no student check-out after 2:40 pm.<br></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/files/7429522/download?wrap=1" alt="HOSA Day" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:647px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/files/7429641/download?wrap=1" alt="STEAM Night" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:649px;" /></strong></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;"><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"khmer ui", sans-serif;color:black;">WCE GT Screening</span></strong><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"khmer ui", sans-serif;color:#1f497d;"> </span><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"khmer ui", sans-serif;color:black;">News</span></strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#1f497d;"> </span><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="color:black;">1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</span></strong></span><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:115%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">Information regarding GT screening was sent home with 1st—4th grade students</span><span style="line-height:115%;color:#1f497d;"> Thursday, </span><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">November 1st</span><span style="line-height:115%;color:#1f497d;"> </span><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">, </span><span style="line-height:115%;color:#1f497d;">notifying</span><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;"> parents of the opportunity to refer their child for screening. Parents who wish to refer their child for screening must return the Elementary Parent Checklist to the WCE campus on or before </span><span style="line-height:115%;color:#1f497d;">Wednesday</span><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">, December 5th.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">No</span> late checklists will be accepted after December 5<sup>th</sup>.</span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:115%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">Parents can pick up a copy of the Parent Checklist from the front office or go </span><a href="/dept/GT/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="line-height:115%;color:#085296;">here</span></a><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;"> to print a copy.  Make sure you print a copy of the <span style="background:yellow;">Elementary</span> Parent Checklist.  Please return to Mary Ann Johnston by dropping off at the front office, email, or send the paper copy with your child.  Tell your child to give it to their homeroom teacher and it will be put in my mailbox.</span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:115%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="color:black;">5th Grade GT Screening </span></strong><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">5<sup>th</sup> grade screening is in progress and will continue through December.  Notification letters with the results will be mailed to 5<sup>th</sup> grade parents in January, 2019.  </span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:115%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="color:black;">Kindergarten GT Screening</span></strong><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Kindergarten GT screening is in progress and will continue through February. </span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:115%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="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="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="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"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">New Student  GT Screening</span></strong><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:115%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="line-height:115%;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"><span style="line-height:115%;">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</span></a><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">. </span></span></p><p><br></p></div>
Student Support Annex Named after Jeanne ColemanStudent Support Annex Named after Jeanne Coleman2018-11-15T21:36:12Z<div class="ExternalClass397D9F9DF93B47F2A738A74FE84B9D31"><p><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees approved to name the Student Support Annex the "Jeanne Coleman Student Support Annex."</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The annex, recently known as "Creech University", served as the temporary campus for displaced Creech Elementary students and staff following Hurricane Harvey.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">The facility, which is now property of Katy ISD, will house the District's Early Childhood Testing, Work-Based Learning Program, Speech Therapy Testing, Vision Impaired and Braille staff, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and other special education related services.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jeanne Coleman is well known in the Katy ISD Family for her passion and leadership skills.  She began her educational career as a speech-language pathologist and worked for 13 years in two different school districts. Coleman was hired by Katy ISD in 1998 where she worked as a speech-language pathologist at Nottingham Country Elementary (NCE). A year later, Coleman was promoted as an instructional officer.  Her role soon expanded to include the provision of speech therapy services for secondary students at the Opportunity Awareness Center and the Behavior Transition Program.  She also coordinated district-wide speech therapy, adapted physical education and related services for occupational therapy, physical therapy, music and art therapy.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">She worked tirelessly on establishing eligibility guidelines for the district, overseeing assessment teams and establishing service program guidelines, all while maintaining federal, state and local guidelines.  While in this role, her responsibilities continued to grow in size.  Coleman became responsible for the supervision and administrative responsibilities for roughly 120 direct hires and contract speech-language pathologists.  She also took on the instructional services for the visually impaired population throughout the district.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Coleman's passion continues today for children with special needs as she advocates on their behalf to help them achieve their goals.  Coleman retired in 2016 with 31 years of dedication and service to students and parents.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Jeanne%20Coleman%20headshot.jpg" alt="Jeanne Coleman headshot.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:419px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Appoints Acting SuperintendentKaty ISD Board Appoints Acting Superintendent2018-11-13T01:43:02Z<div class="ExternalClass6D23AB53AA6C4EAF8AA20DC07F6B1098"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">During Katy ISD's Regular Board meeting tonight, Trustees voted to appoint Deputy Superintendent Ken Gregorski as acting superintendent effective December 1, until a permanent district leader is identified.  Superintendent Lance Hindt will continue to work closely with Mr. Gregorski and the Board until his retirement this January.  </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"My fellow Trustees and I believe that Katy ISD needs a leader who will continue to support the high quality leadership within, maintain our standard of student excellence, and advance the groundwork that has already been laid," said Board President Courtney Doyle.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Under Dr. Hindt's leadership, Katy ISD schools have taken the top spots in a number of regional, state and national rankings, graduation rates continue to trend upward each year, and students have consistently outperformed their peers across the state.  During Hindt's tenure the district also implemented its first ever strategic plan, and developed and passed a $609 million schools bond. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Gregorski has 26 years of experience in public education, which includes roles as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent<span style="text-decoration:underline;">.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Katy ISD Board of Trustees continues to review and discuss options for its superintendent search. As this is the most important decision a school board makes, no definitive timetable has been set for the process at this time.<br></p><p><br></p></div>

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11/27/2018

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11/27/2018

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WoodCreek Elementary School

1155 WoodCreek Bend Lane

Katy, TX 77494

Principal: Ronnie Mosher

Ph: 281.234.0100 Fax: 281.644.1690

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