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Katy ISD Student Art selected for TAEA Exhibit ISD Student Art selected for TAEA Exhibit2015-11-04T19:34:08Z<div class="ExternalClass3C40FDCC6BE148959ECA7E0857A803CA"><p><span style="line-height:1.5;">Twelve Katy ISD student art pieces were recently selected to participate in the 2015 Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) Conference Exhibit in November.</span></p><p>Congratulations to the following Katy ISD students whose art was selected:</p><ul><li><strong>Lacey Fruge</strong>, Alexander Elementary</li><li><strong>Emily Simpson</strong>, Cimarron Elementary</li><li><strong>Sophia Tang</strong>, Hayes Elementary</li><li><strong>Dennise Flores</strong>, King Elementary</li><li><strong>Sabrina Menendez</strong>, Shafer Elementary</li><li><strong>Natalie Wang</strong>, Beck Junior High</li><li><strong>Luis Cabezas</strong>, West Memorial Junior High</li><li><strong>Mariana Guevara</strong>, WoodCreek Junior High</li><li><strong>Braylinn Esquivel</strong>, Cinco Ranch High School</li><li><strong>Ngan Cao</strong>, Mayde Creek High School</li><li><strong>Natalie Burton</strong>, Morton Ranch High School</li><li><strong>Dorothy Hu</strong>, Seven Lakes High School​</li></ul><p>TAEA promotes quality visual arts education in Texas as an integral part of the curriculum through professional development of knowledge and skills, representation of the art educators of Texas, and service and leadership opportunities.​</p></div>
Taylor HS Choir Madrigal Dinner HS Choir Madrigal Dinner2015-11-04T19:30:20Z<div class="ExternalClass489BB7E0C3214474B7463D3E0DF06C34"><p>Tickets for the 32<sup>nd</sup> annual THS Choir Madrigal Dinner, Friday, December 4 and Saturday the 5th, are now on sale to the public.  Please go to the Taylor Choir Web page at <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>.  Click the MADRIGAL DINNER tab at the top. Ticket options are available there.</p><p>Three terrific opportunities – Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 12 noon and 7pm – are available to experience the joy of the holidays with the choirs of Taylor HS.  The King and Queen welcome you along with the Lords and Ladies of the Court (Expressions) to a feast served to you by beggars and wenches in period costumes.  Trumpet Fanfares, a Court Jester, a humorous evening filled with wonderful music by our singers and hand bell ringers.  </p><p>Tables are assigned on a first purchased closest to the stage basis. Get your tickets now! They are selling fast and will be sold out for each performance!</p></div>
Seven Lakes HS Orchestra crowned State Champ Lakes HS Orchestra crowned State Champ2015-08-05T20:45:08Z<div class="ExternalClassBA19C052150B4E299B58446F6E53C5EB"><p>​<a href="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/PressRelease%20SLHS%20Orchestra.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />PressRelease SLHS Orchestra.pdf</a></p></div>
Katy ISD Art Winners at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows ISD Art Winners at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows2015-07-14T18:47:22Z<div class="ExternalClassC2926C0F09CA4814B5D46FD8010D09F2"><span style="line-height:1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">en Katy ISD student art pieces recently won top awards in the annual </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Dr. Mari Jon Filla Student Art Exhibit and Contest</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> as part of the </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Houston World Series of Dog Shows</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">. This year's theme for the art contest was "The Dog, Man's Best Friend."</span><p>Congratulations to the following Katy ISD students: </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Best in Grade Awards</strong></span><strong>- $100.00 </strong><em>(Only one award given in each grade level)</em></p><p>Grade 9: <strong>Sri Varanas</strong>, Seven Lakes HS (art teacher – Madeline Buzan)</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Committee Choice Awards</strong></span><strong>- $50.00 </strong><em>(20 awards were given based on the Jurors' Top Choices</em><em>.</em><em>)</em></p><p>Grade 6:<strong> Hyun Seok Jang</strong>, McMeans JH (art teacher – Terrie Weaver)</p><p><span style="line-height:1.5;">Grade 7: </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Alfonso Cabezas</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">, Seven Lakes JH (art teacher – Anthony Esca</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">milla)</span></p><p>Grade 8: <strong>Luana Sacramento</strong>, Seven Lakes JH (art teacher – Anthony Escamilla)</p><p>Grade 8:<strong> Michelle Dupont</strong>, WoodCreek JH (art teacher – Robert Hall)</p><p>Grade 8: <strong>Jenna Seo</strong>, McMeans JH (art teacher – Trevor Gibson)</p><p>Grade 8: <strong>Ruofan Zhang</strong>, Seven Lakes JH (art teacher – Anthony Escamilla)</p><p>Grade 9: <strong>Hannah Liu</strong>, Seven Lakes HS (art teacher – Madeline Buzan)</p><p>Grade 9: <strong>Allyson Su</strong>, Seven Lakes HS (art teacher – Lisa Matschek)</p><p>Grade 12: <strong>Jiyeon Lee</strong>, Cinco Ranch HS (art teacher – Cindy Reilly)</p><p>Additionally, 16 students were awarded blue ribbons. All Katy ISD Dog Show pieces will be on public display at the Katy ISD Education Support Complex from <strong>August 17-October 9</strong>. </p><p><a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;">Click here</a> for the complete list of winners. </p></div>
Katy ISD Named Best Communities for Music Education 2015 ISD Named Best Communities for Music Education 20152015-05-06T14:22:58Z<div class="ExternalClass0A45096792174BE5A77CCBEB3075F668"><p><img alt="15_BCME_Cert8.5x11BEST¦Æ.jpg" src="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/15_BCME_Cert8.5x11BEST¦Æ.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:717px;" /> </p></div>
Katy ISD Visual Art Students receive awards ISD Visual Art Students receive awards2015-05-06T12:52:51Z<div class="ExternalClass3E53A671AF0846B6941AF8F16CC36983"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">A total of 26 Katy ISD students received State Medallions, with four students winning the Gold Seal of Excellence Award, at the </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE)</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> in April. VASE provides students the opportunity to bring artwork created in their art classes to regional and state events for evaluation by certified jurors. The following students received State Medallions and Gold Seals in this year's VASE competition:</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p><p><strong>State Medallions:</strong></p><p><strong>Lulu Akingbade, </strong>Taylor HS</p><p><strong>Hareem Ali, </strong>Taylor HS</p><p><strong>Rachel Arthurs, </strong>Katy HS</p><p><strong>Grace Carter, </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p><strong>Patricia Castillo, </strong>Taylor HS</p><p><strong>Emily Duffy, </strong>Katy HS</p><p><strong>Fatemeh Ebrahimi, </strong>Taylor HS</p><p><strong>Kaleigh Fitzgerald, </strong>Katy HS</p><p><strong>Jason Funes, </strong>Morton Ranch HS</p><p><strong>Fernanda Huerta Lira, </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p><strong>Christina Jiang, </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p><strong>Sam Laws, </strong>Tompkins HS</p><p><strong>Helen Ma, </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p><strong>Rose Miao, </strong>Taylor HS</p><p><strong>Julette Ostos, </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p><strong>Beatriz Rodriguez, </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p><strong>Morton Thomas, </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p><strong>Nina Truong, </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p><strong>Sri Varanasi, </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p><strong>Michelle Wan, </strong>Taylor HS</p><p><strong>Patrick Zajac, </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p><strong>Liruonong Zhang, </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong>Gold Seal of Excellence Award:</strong></p><p><strong>Yeeun Jung, </strong>Cinco Ranch HS</p><p><strong>Bertha Talancha</strong>, Morton Ranch HS<strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Ben Whaley, </strong>Taylor HS<strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Diana Xu, </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p>VASE is the only art event of its kind in the nation. Sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association, the program is only eligible for Texas high school students in grades 9-12. <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#c40000">Click here</font></a> for more information on this event. </p></div>
Katy ISD Art Students Earned Top Honors in Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition ISD Art Students Earned Top Honors in Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition 2015-04-15T13:48:27Z<div class="ExternalClassA04937359417431E9AD7635D7016866E"><em>Katy ISD student art auctioned for $265,000</em>​<p>Four Katy ISD student artists recently earned top honors in the 2015 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo School Art Competition. Pattison Elementary's Hannah Fan and WoodCreek Junior High's Michele Dupont were selected as the Reserve Champions for all elementary and junior high art, respectively. Seven Lakes High School's Diane Xu won the Class Champion award for the Quick Draw competition, and Katy High School's Sierra Schriefer was awarded the Reserve Class Champion award for all 3D art pieces. As a whole, Katy ISD student art brought in $265,000 in this year's art auction.</p><p>Additional Katy ISD students were selected for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Award finals. Congratulations to the following:​</p><p><strong>Western Art Academy:</strong></p><p>Zhining Chen, Tompkins HS</p><p>Ana Olvera, Taylor HS</p><p>Bona Yan, Seven Lakes HS</p><p>Amy Yang,<strong> </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p><em>(Intensive four-week workshop held in Kerville, Texas under the direction of Schreiner University focusing on oil painting/drawing and activities including field trips to local art studios)<br></em><strong>Glassell Junior School of Art Workshop Winners:</strong></p><p>Nameer Ahsan, Kilpatrick Elementary </p><p>Alexa Baeza,<strong> </strong>Tompkins HS</p><p>Zhining Chen<strong>, </strong>Tompkins HS</p><p>Fatemeh Ebrahimi, Taylor HS</p><p>Hannah Fan, Reserve Champion, Pattison Elementary </p><p>Meredith McWhirter,<strong> </strong>Taylor HS</p><p><em>(120 positions are awarded to students K-12 grade selected for one session in the summer or fall in the medium they wish to study.)<br></em><strong>Auction:</strong></p><p>Sierra Schriefer, Katy HS,<strong> </strong>Reserve Class Champion</p><p>Liruonong Zhang,<strong> </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p>Lucy Chen, Seven Lakes HS</p><p>Amy Yang,<strong> </strong>Seven Lakes HS</p><p>Brittany Clare Roberts, Seven Lakes HS</p><p>Rachel Bai,<strong> </strong>Tompkins HS</p><p>Alexa Baeza, Tompkins HS</p><p>Zhining Chen, Tompkins HS</p><p>Christine Jeong,<strong> </strong>Tompkins HS</p><p>Jaerin Jeong,<strong> </strong>Tompkins HS</p><p>Audrey Liu,<strong> </strong>Tompkins HS</p><p>Rose Miao,<strong> </strong>Taylor HS<br><strong>Premium 3D Winners (these winners also received a $2,000 scholarship):</strong></p><p>Chase Berry,<strong> </strong>Taylor HS</p><p>Fatemeh Ebrahimi,<strong> </strong>Taylor HS<br><strong>Quick Draw Student Winner:</strong></p><p>Diane Xu, Class Champion, Seven Lakes HS</p><p><a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;">Click here</a> for more information about the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo school art competition.</p></div>
Youth Art Month/Katy ISD Artists being honored........ Art Month/Katy ISD Artists being honored........2015-02-17T18:08:39Z<div class="ExternalClass983597A2E22A4581B110288ADE35767A"><span style="line-height:1.5;">A total of six Katy ISD student art pieces were selected to be displayed in the State Capitol Show during Youth Art Month celebrations in March, a show that features 100 pieces of student art from across Texas. The art pieces will be on display from March 1-7 at the Capitol Building, and March 8-22 at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.</span><p>Congratulations to the following students being honored for their artwork at the Capital Show:</p><ul><li><strong>Amy Vaclavik</strong>, McMeans Junior High (teacher: Trevor Gibson) </li><li><strong>Mathias Pitzel</strong>, Davidson Elementary (teacher: Vanina Orendorff) </li><li><strong>Faith Hernandez</strong>, Holland Elementary (teacher: Julie Brinson)</li><li><strong>Emily Wu</strong>, Holland Elementary (teacher: Judy Rounds) </li><li><strong>Akhil Ibrahim</strong>, Stanley Elementary (teacher: Marnie Morrie-Wishart) </li><li><strong>David Siebold</strong>, Stanley Elementary (teacher: Yuri Zaroli) </li></ul><p>Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. </p></div>

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