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Partners in Education brings the community into Katy ISD classrooms through a menu of opportunities so everyone has a chance to help teachers and kids.  Read more...

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Katy ISD offers volunteer opportunities for everyone.  We welcome and are exceedingly thankful for the multi-national, multi-cultural, multi-generational talents that our parents, community and business partners share with our children.  Read more...




Spencer Tillman to Headline Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools CelebrationSpencer Tillman to Headline Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools Celebration2017-04-19T19:59:46Z<div class="ExternalClass6ECA399F5CAC4B749B764743584465C1"><p>The Katy ISD Volunteer Celebration will be held in the Merrell Center on Friday, May 12<sup>th</sup> from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  Hosted by Partners in Education and the Volunteers in Public Schools Executive Board, this annual event honors the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time and talents to our students and teachers.  </p><p>This year's guest speaker is former NFL player and sportscaster Spencer Tillman.  A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Tillman was part of the 1985 National Championship team and won MVP of the Orange Bowl that year.  He went on to have a successful career in the NFL, playing for the Houston Oilers and the Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers.  Tillman is now the Color Analyst for Fox Sports 1 alongside Tim Brando. He can be seen just about every College Football Saturday on FS1 and every NFL Sunday on KTRK, giving expert analysis on our Houston Texans.  Off-camera, Spencer Tillman has been the featured keynote speaker at some of the country's most notable companies.</p><p>The VIPS Celebration entertainment will include students from every high school, the West Memorial Junior High Theater Troupe and a surprise performance from one of the district's principals.  The morning will also honor the 2016-2017 Campus Volunteers of the Year and debut this year's principal video homage to volunteers.  </p><p><em>All Katy ISD volunteers are invited to attend and should <a href="">RSVP  HERE </a>no later than May 9</em><em><sup>th.  </sup></em><em>Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:00.</em><em>  </em><em>For more information about the event, volunteers should contact their campus VIPS Liaison or </em><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a><em>.</em><em>  </em></p><p>Volunteers in Public Schools, a Katy ISD Partners in Education program, offers moms, dads, family and community members a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at their chosen campus.  To learn more, visit <a href="/dept/pie/Pages/default.aspx">Partners in Education </a>or contact your campus Volunteer Coordinator.</p><p><img alt="Spencer Tillman_ Headshot.jpg" src="/dept/pie/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Spencer%20Tillman_%20Headshot.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p></div>
Katy ISD Partners in Education to Celebrate Mentors at Ties & TiarasKaty ISD Partners in Education to Celebrate Mentors at Ties & Tiaras2017-02-10T16:47:44Z<div class="ExternalClass6678C3125DBA432A90FEBBD71F3E9633"><p>​Katy ISD will celebrate the time, effort and heart of KEYS mentors -- while supporting KEYS Scholarships -- at <strong>Ties & Tiaras </strong>on March 9<sup>th</sup> from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at NOAH'S of Katy.  This year's festivities include honoring the <strong>2017 Mentors of the Year and KEYS Scholarship Sponsors</strong>, along with entertainment provided by a stringed ensemble from Tompkins High School.  Also joining the event will be the Cinco Ranch High School student artists who created this year's KEYS scholarship masterpiece</p><p>Every year Ties & Tiaras honors Katy ISD's family of mentors, who spend up to one hour each week with their students.  In particular, the event recognizes a few individuals who've sustained relationships and dedication to the KEYS program year after year.  The Katy ISD 2017 Mentors of the Year, and their respective KEYS campuses, are:  </p><ul><li>Fred Crist, McDonald Junior High</li><li>Kevin Drury, Rylander Elementary</li><li>James Grima, Wolfe Elementary</li><li>Kirsten Hampshire, Seven Lakes High School</li><li>Steven Herold, Bear Creek Elementary</li><li>Don Mach, Taylor High School</li><li>Karen Morey, Hayes Elementary</li><li>Donna Ortiz, Cardiff Junior High</li><li>Susan Reilly, Katy High School</li></ul><p>Collectively, this group represents 51 years of service to the KEYS program, having mentored a total of 35 students between them.  </p><p>Since its inception in 2006, the KEYS Scholarship Fund has awarded over <strong>$300,000</strong> to graduating KEYS seniors.  KEYS – Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success – is a relationship initiative that matches a caring adult with a student on the brink of success for up to one hour a week, during the school day, during the school year.  Piloted during the 1995-1996 school year, this program now extends to every campus in Katy ISD.  KEYS is not a tutoring program, but rather a relationship program, with many mentors and their students sustaining their friendship year after year.   To learn more, visit <a href="/dept/pie/Pages/default.aspx">Partners in Education </a>or contact Martha Brown, 281-396-2468, <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>.</p><p><strong>About Katy ISD Partners in Education </strong>– Katy ISD Partners in Education creates school-support opportunities for parents, businesses and the community by offering a wide variety of options amenable to every schedule, talent and expertise.  We bring volunteers into Katy ISD classrooms at each campus and all grade levels.  To learn more, visit Partners in Education.</p></div>
Food for Families Provides Grocery Gift Cards to Over 430 Katy ISD FamiliesFood for Families Provides Grocery Gift Cards to Over 430 Katy ISD Families2016-12-13T23:19:14Z<div class="ExternalClassFE8723C0B3FE425487D95F8A0B8924F3"><p>​Katy ISD Partners in Education is celebrating another successful Food for Families campaign, the district's annual community initiative that supports families in need.  Every campus identifies students and $50 H-E-B grocery gift cards are given to those students' families before the winter break.  </p><p>Initially conceived as a way for Katy ISD employees at the administration building to help students and their families, Food for Families has burgeoned into a community-wide initiative that is now primarily supported by private contributions.  This holiday season, our community supported 433 students and their families.  </p><p>Since its inception 15 years ago, Food for Families has raised over $160,000 for Katy ISD families.  This program makes a huge difference and lets people know that our Katy community cares for them. </p><p><strong>About Katy ISD Partners in Education </strong>– Food for Families, a Katy ISD Partners in Education yearly initiative, unites our Katy ISD staff and community in holiday support for select students and their families.  To learn more, visit <a href="/dept/pie">Partners in Education  </a>or contact Tammy Stringer, 281-396-2645, <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>.</p><p> </p></div>

Upcoming Events

VIPS Executive Board Roll-Off


VIPS Executive Board


Campus Liaisons Appreciation Breakfast


VIPS Celebration


VIPS General Board - (New Group)


Leadership Katy


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Partners in Education

6301 South Stadium Lane

Katy, TX 77494

Director: Janet Theis

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