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Katy ISD Hosts 33rd Annual Katy Folk Life FestivalKaty ISD Hosts 33rd Annual Katy Folk Life Festival1/31/2018 4:31:47 PM<div class="ExternalClass3E5A9F12D8BA4DBBA6A9676FD3EFC628"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Ever wondered what life was like in Texas during the late 1800's?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">At the upcoming 33</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">rd</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual </span><a href="/dept/olc/Pages/FolkLifeFestival.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Katy Folk Life Festival</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, visitors will get a chance to experience pioneer life by seeing how they dressed, how they survived, the types of foods they prepared and even where their children went to school.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Other activities include:</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">blacksmith demonstrations, hand quilting, woodworking and roping skills presentations.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Admission is only $1.</span></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center<br>6301 S. Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>          <br></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Saturday, April 7<br></strong></span><strong>9 a.m. – 4 p.m.</strong></p><p></p></div>
Katy ISD Ranks as the Top School District in the Greater Houston AreaKaty ISD Ranks as the Top School District in the Greater Houston Area1/26/2018 10:46:27 PM<div class="ExternalClass91E94EBC57814372824E4B064099AB2A"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">The <a href="">2018 Best School Districts rankings</a> have been announced and looks like "</span><em style="text-align:justify;">The Best is in the West</em><span style="text-align:justify;">" for the Greater Houston area, with Katy Independent School District taking the top spot.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Niche, a ranking and review organization for K-12 schools, assesses school districts across America every year.  Katy ISD received an overall grade of "A+" for its outstanding educational accomplishments.  The rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics, reviews from students and parents, as well as data from the U.S. Department of Education.  Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings and more.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is known as one of the fastest growing school districts in the country and currently has an enrollment of over 77,000+ students.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Learn more about the Niche 2018 Best School Districts in the Houston Area​ on their <a href="">website​</a>.<br></p></div>
Common Sense Media- Important Web Safety Tips for FamiliesCommon Sense Media- Important Web Safety Tips for Families1/25/2018 5:52:58 PM<div class="ExternalClass3CE0FA029CE64D39931A0C40C25FE913"><p>​<strong>F</strong><strong>AMI</strong><strong>L</strong><strong>Y</strong><strong> </strong><strong>TI</strong><strong>P</strong><strong> </strong><strong>SHEET </strong><strong>C</strong><strong>o</strong><strong>m</strong><strong>mo</strong><strong>n</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Se</strong><strong>n</strong><strong>s</strong><strong>e</strong><strong> </strong><strong>o</strong><strong>n </strong><strong>D</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>g</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>a</strong><strong>l</strong><strong> </strong><strong>L</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>f</strong><strong>e</strong></p><p><br></p><p><strong>ELEMEN</strong><strong>T</strong><strong>A</strong><strong>R</strong><strong>Y</strong><strong> </strong><strong>SCHOOL</strong></p><p><br></p><p><strong>W</strong><strong>h</strong><strong>a</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>'</strong><strong>s</strong><strong> </strong><strong>the</strong><strong> </strong><strong>I</strong><strong>s</strong><strong>s</strong><strong>u</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>?</strong></p><p> </p><p>We may think of our kids' online, mobile, and technological activities as "digital life," but to them it's just life. In their world, being able to connect and communicate 24/7 from just about any location is normal – and expected! Between kindergarten and fifth grade, kids go through rapid growth in learning about many topics, including digital media technologies. From playing games on their mom or dad's cell phone, to learning how to point and click a mouse, to navigating online by themselves, kids this age are participating in a connected culture.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>W</strong><strong>h</strong><strong>y</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Do</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>s</strong><strong> </strong><strong>I</strong><strong>t</strong><strong> </strong><strong>M</strong><strong>a</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>r?</strong></p><p> </p><p>Young children need to learn early how to make good choices so they can take advantage of the powerful technologies available to them. And to make these good choices, kids need parental guidance.</p><p> </p><img alt="" style="width:326px;margin:5px;" /><p>The stakes are high because our kids' technological abilities can be greater than their maturity and judgment. Having unrestricted access to information and people can result in gaining a wealth of information and experiences. But it can also mean accessing inappropriate content and making inappropriate contact with others. The difference between a great experience and an iffy one lies in the decisions kids make. Just as kids learn to eat properly, swim safely, or drive a car carefully, they need to know how to live in the digital world responsibly and respectfully. Their ultimate success depends on their abilities to use digital media to create, collaborate, and communicate well with others. Those who master these skills in using digital tools will benefit from the digital world's awesome power.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>co</strong><strong>m</strong><strong>mo</strong><strong>n</strong><strong> </strong><strong>se</strong><strong>n</strong><strong>s</strong><strong>e</strong><strong> </strong><strong>s</strong><strong>a</strong><strong>y</strong><strong>s</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Us</strong><strong>e </strong><strong> </strong><strong>bookmark</strong><strong>s</strong><strong> </strong><strong>an</strong><strong>d</strong><strong> </strong><strong>saf</strong><strong>e</strong><strong> </strong><strong>search</strong><strong>.</strong><strong> </strong>Teach your child to bookmark his or her favorite sites. This way, your child</p><p>is less likely to go somewhere online you don't want. Use safe search options on Web browsers, such as Google or</p><p>Bing, to make sure your child can search safely.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Conside</strong><strong>r</strong><strong> </strong><strong>usin</strong><strong>g</strong><strong> </strong><strong>filterin</strong><strong>g </strong><strong> </strong><strong>an</strong><strong>d</strong><strong> </strong><strong>blockin</strong><strong>g</strong><strong> </strong><strong>software</strong><strong>. </strong>Some parents find these tools to be useful to help protect younger children from accessing inappropriate content.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Hav</strong><strong>e</strong><strong> </strong><strong>olde</strong><strong>r </strong><strong> </strong><strong>sibling</strong><strong>s</strong><strong> </strong><strong>help</strong><strong>.</strong><strong> </strong>Have your older children help teach your younger children how to be responsible and safe online. Let the older ones know that you want them to help you protect their little brothers or sisters online.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Shar</strong><strong>e </strong><strong> </strong><strong>wisdom</strong><strong>.</strong><strong> </strong>Kids often don't understand the implications of their actions. But we do. So we have to remember to extend our basic parenting wisdom to the digital world. We teach kids to choose their words carefully, play nicely with others, and respect their teachers. Now we have to extend those lessons to a vast, invisible world.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Pas</strong><strong>s</strong><strong> </strong><strong>alon</strong><strong>g</strong><strong> </strong><strong>you</strong><strong>r</strong><strong> </strong><strong>values</strong><strong>.</strong><strong> </strong>As a parent, you can translate your values into the digital world and help kids understand the implications of their actions. Oftentimes the same rules that apply in the real word apply online, such as "be nice to others," "don't say mean things," and "think critically about information."</p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>See</strong><strong>k</strong><strong> </strong><strong>balance</strong><strong>.</strong><strong> </strong>It's hard to know how much freedom to give kids. We want them to explore, enjoy, communicate, and create. We also want to be sure they are protected. If our kids are going to thrive with digital media, we must balance the negative with the positive, privacy with protection. As our children grow, they need more independence and privacy. But parents have to be sure their kids know how to be safe and responsible before letting them loose.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Kee</strong><strong>p </strong><strong> </strong><strong>a</strong><strong>n</strong><strong> </strong><strong>ope</strong><strong>n</strong><strong> </strong><strong>mind</strong><strong>.</strong><strong> </strong>We don't see the world the way our kids do. And we don't help our kids when we judge their lives through the lens of a non-digital world. It's important for us to understand that our kids will spend much of their lives in a connected world, where everyone creates and communicates. We need to help them to enjoy it and learn from it.</p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><img alt="" style="width:174px;margin:5px;" /><img alt="" style="width:52px;margin:5px;" /><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>DIGITAL LIFE / TIP SHEET / DIGITAL LITERACY AND CITIZENSHIP  / REV DATE 2015</p><p><a href="">w w  </a>|  CREATIVE COMMONS: AT TRIBUTION-NONCOMMERCIAL-SHAREALIKE</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;">1</td></tr></tbody></table><p>​ </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p></div>
Bad Weather Make-Up DaysBad Weather Make-Up Days1/23/2018 8:59:11 PM<div class="ExternalClass2280F6119EA34A048DF4776A717EFE46"><p></p><div>Texas weather has not been kind and continues to bring many challenges to our community.  Due to the wintery conditions that caused the District’s closure last Tuesday and Wednesday, we need to alert you to a change to our 2017-18 Instructional Calendar.</div><div><br></div><div>As you may know, Katy ISD, along with all Texas school districts, is required by state law to have 75,600 minutes of instructional time built into its calendar each year.  While the Texas Education Agency (TEA) granted our district a waiver for missed instructional time this past fall as a result of Hurricane Harvey related closures, the District has been informed that waivers will not be provided for last week’s bad weather days.</div><div> </div><div>Unfortunately, our students lost significant instructional time this year.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Monday, February 19</em></span><em> is currently designated as a bad weather day and will be used to make up instructional time </em><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>for all students</em></span><em>.  Additionally, in order to be in compliance with state law, </em><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>the secondary school day will be extended by ten minutes during the week of May 14-18, with dismissal being at 2:45 p.m. each day. </em></span><em> </em></div><div> </div><div>We recognize that this may be an inconvenience for some families, and we apologize ahead of time for that.  Just as we must meet the requirements of the law, it is also just as important that we are in a position to ensure that we can effectively achieve our mission to provide educational excellence and opportunities that prepare our students for success in college, career and life.  With that said, having our students in school to grow and learn is of the utmost importance.    </div><div>As always, your understanding and support is greatly appreciated.  </div><div><br></div></div>
Katy ISD Community Education Registration Now OpenKaty ISD Community Education Registration Now Open1/18/2018 8:31:35 PM<div class="ExternalClass7FEF873CE2F24457AD30079AAAF37A2E"><p>The Spring 2018 Katy ISD Community Education classes are now open for registration. The purpose of Community Education is to provide the general public with learning opportunities including self-improvement, enrichment, recreation and academic courses.</p><p>Classes include learning opportunities pertaining to recreational activities, arts and crafts, health and personal development, foreign languages, business and industry skills, finance, computer applications, driver education, college preparatory, and multiple online courses.</p><p>For more information, visit the <a href="/dept/ce/Documents/Community_Education_Course_Catalog.pdf">Community Education catalog online</a> or call 281-396-6365. </p></div>
Katy ISD Earns Place on AP® District Honor RollKaty ISD Earns Place on AP® District Honor Roll1/3/2018 6:22:03 PM<div class="ExternalClass67ECF89F25FF4800A48169BCD7DE7D05"><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:left;">Katy ISD is one of 447 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by College Board with placement on the </span><strong style="text-align:left;">8</strong><strong style="text-align:left;"><sup>th</sup></strong><strong style="text-align:left;"> Annual </strong><strong style="text-align:left;">AP</strong><strong style="text-align:left;"><sup>®</sup></strong><strong style="text-align:left;"> District Honor Roll</strong><span style="text-align:left;"> for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work while simultaneously improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.</span><br></p><p>From 2015 to 2017, the number of AP exams administered in Katy ISD increased by 23 percent.  The number of students participating in AP exams increased 26 percent to 9,478 in 2017 and the number of students receiving a 3 or higher increased by 24.6% in those two years.  </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 2017 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2015, 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="">College Board website</a>.</p></div>

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Betty Sue Creech Elementary School

5905 S. Mason Road

Katy, TX 77450

Principal: Euberta Lucas

Ph: 281.237.8850   Fax: 281.644.1605

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