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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...

​Who Can Volunteer

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...




Partners in Education Debuts ”Be Here Now” Volunteer VideoPartners in Education Debuts ”Be Here Now” Volunteer Video2017-08-16T19:54:04Z<div class="ExternalClass3D680392CA1E48668C21D80DD6D43CC3"><p>​Katy ISD's Partners in Education has officially released its 2017 volunteer video entitled "<a href="">Be Here Now</a>."  Honoring this year's Partners in Education theme, "Be Here Now" invites parents and community members to volunteer at one or more of Katy ISD's 67 campuses.  </p><p>Tompkins High School Choir Director Christin Reinartz not only performs the soundtrack but also stars in the video as well, accompanied by members of the Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools Executive Board.  Along with a cameo appearance by district superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt, fifteen campus namesakes are featured in the production:  Roosevelt Alexander, Gigi Bethke, Bob and Felice Bryant, Keiko Davidson, Jo Ella Exley, Mike Griffin, Bonnie Holland, MayDell Jenks, Sharon Rhoads, Patti and Fred Shafer, Patsy Stanley, Ursula Stephens, OD Tompkins, Ray and Jamie Wolman and Tom Wilson.  </p><p>Last year, volunteers donated more than 1,056,073 hours to the students and teachers of Katy ISD.  "Be Here Now" is an homage to those volunteers, who hail from every campus and from a variety of volunteer groups.  This video is a call to action as the district's volunteer program embarks on yet another ground-breaking year of service.  </p><p>If you'd like to volunteer at a Katy ISD school, just contact your campus VIPS Coordinator or <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> in the Partners in Education Department.  Whether 30 minutes per year or 30 hours per month, we want you to Be Here Now!</p><p><strong> </strong></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 <a href="/dept/pie/Pages/default.aspx">Partners in Education </a></p></div>
Katy ISD Surpasses One Million Volunteer HoursKaty ISD Surpasses One Million Volunteer Hours2017-05-22T14:58:19Z<div class="ExternalClassC2CE5D5A08FB4046A2B343A9F417C11D"><p>​For the second year in a row, Katy ISD's Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program reached an unparalleled milestone by donating an extraordinary 1,056,073 hours to the district's students and staff.  Although the number is impressive unto itself, the greater impact lies in the thousands of personal stories it reflects.  Each one of those million+ hours represents a person who lovingly donated the gift of time to better the lives of our children.  </p><p>At the Volunteer Celebration hosted on May 12<sup>th</sup>, Katy ISD announced this year's hours achievement along with honoring each campus Volunteer of the Year:  Alexander Elementary, Kara Floyd; Bear Creek Elementary, Tiffany Barlas; Beck Junior High, Claudina Lovalvo; Beckendorff Junior, Katie Roberts; Bethke Elementary, Danielle Wachter; Cardiff Junior High, Maria Teresa Zataratous; Cimarron Elementary, Jan Guess; Cinco Ranch High, Cris Bowden; Cinco Ranch Junior, Gresha Saenz; Creech Elementary, Jan Killam; Davidson Elementary, Cubendri Bach; Exley Elementary, Reeca McCrory; Fielder Elementary, Tess Hall; Franz Elementary, Andrea Silva; Golbow Elementary, Amy Heppen; Griffin Elementary, Maureen Lee; Hayes Elementary, Diane Jacobson; Holland Elementary, Kim Greene; Hutsell Elementary, Judy Lee; Jenks Elementary, Kelli Melancon; Katy Elementary, Amy Kagay; Katy High, Rosario Harter; Katy Junior, Autumn Christiansen; Kilpatrick Elementary, Kim Beidle; King Elementary, Dawn Goodwin; Mayde Creek Elementary, Michelle Espinoza; Mayde Creek High, Maria Torbit; Mayde Creek Junior, Donna Ward; McDonald Junior, Dolly Sanchez; McMeans Junior, Elita Roos; McRoberts Elementary, Aron James; Memorial Parkway Junior, Laci Costagliola; Memorial Parkway Elementary, Blanca Bagatella; Morton Ranch Elementary, Claudia Rodriguez; Morton Ranch High, Lisa Wycoff; Morton Ranch Junior, Anitra Ondrush; Nottingham Country Elementary, Shelly Hannon; Pattison Elementary, Colleen Cooper; Randolph Elementary, Michele Keppler; Rhoads Elementary, Kimberly Hood; Rylander Elementary, Devon Hulyk, Schmalz Elementary, Claudia Ceron; Seven Lakes High, Vanessa Heintz; Seven Lakes Junior, Sarah Thai; Shafer Elementary, Angela Kunkel; Stanley Elementary, Elizabeth Uptmore; Stephens Elementary, Lisa Garza; Sundown Elementary, Sara Tijerina; Taylor High, Sharon Mitchell; Tays Junior High, Becky Morris; Tompkins High, Julie Donnelly; West Memorial Elementary, Angela Jones; West Memorial Junior, Robin Stone-Loftin; Williams Elementary, Christy MacDonald; Wilson Elementary, Carmen Capuchino; Winborn Elementary, Lauren Ryan; Wolfe Elementary, Autumn Sharp; Wolman Elementary, Jen DeVries; WoodCreek Elementary, Carla Cotton; WoodCreek Junior, Kelly Goering.  </p><p> </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="IMG_6891.JPG" src="/dept/pie/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_6891.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:480px;height:324px;" /> </p></div>
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>

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