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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...




Katy ISD Partners in Education Hosts Men Who Mentor BreakfastKaty ISD Partners in Education Hosts Men Who Mentor Breakfast2016-12-08T18:25:05Z<div class="ExternalClass5034807E83B84C49B8F7C4211676DE9A"><p>Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success – KEYS – the Katy ISD mentor program, will host the Men Who Mentor Breakfast on Friday, January 13th from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Katy ISD Education Support Complex.  This annual event provides support for existing male mentors and information for men interested in becoming a mentor. Campus liaisons and administrators will guide table discussions for learning and networking opportunities.  </p><p>Every Katy ISD campus has boys and young men who are waiting for a male mentor to serve as a listener and encourager.  Recent KEYS program statistics showed that:</p><ul><li>88% of KEYS students increased grades</li><li>80% of KEYS students decreased absences</li><li>87% of KEYS student decreased discipline<br><br>Together those numbers prove that one hour a week can make a difference in a child's life.<br><br>If you're a guy who has ever thought about being a mentor, please join us!  If you are a guy who already mentors, please join us!  <a href="">RSVP HERE </a>to attend.  </li></ul><p><strong>About Katy ISD Partners in Education </strong>– Through programs like KEYS, 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">Katy ISD Partners in Education</a>. </p></div>
Nearly 400 Katy ISD Classes Benefit from the 19th Annual Promise to Read ProgramNearly 400 Katy ISD Classes Benefit from the 19th Annual Promise to Read Program2016-11-28T21:48:19Z<div class="ExternalClassEA1FB1298D474B829A0BF7A41127235B"><p>​This month, 181 community and business members from across Katy came together to bring the love of reading into almost 400 Katy ISD classrooms during <em>Promise to Read</em>.  The annual initiative is part of a 19-year-old tradition led by Katy ISD's Partners in Education.  P<em>romise to Read</em> affords the community a unique opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the world of children's literature by spending 30 minutes reading to a classroom of excited elementary students. Each November the program is offered over the course of two weeks at various elementary campuses.</p><p> </p><p>This year's <em>Promise to Read</em> was hosted at Bear Creek, Hutsell, Exley, Randolph, Williams, Davidson, Morton Ranch, Kilpatrick, Pattison and Wilson Elementary Schools.   Host campuses rotate each year so that, over a four-year period, every Katy ISD elementary has an opportunity to participate.</p><p> </p><p>Readers represented a cross section of local companies and organizations including:  Aberdare Business Solutions, ABM Industries, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Altitude Katy, AmCap Mortgage, American Kids Athletics, AXA Advisors, Bass Pro Shops, Big Frog, Bolli Bros Pizza, Books Alive, Brainy Learning Club, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, Bridges of Healing, CenterPoint Energy, Chick-fil-A, Christian Brothers Automotive, Citgo, City of Katy, Community Health Choice, Cross Creek Ranch, Dahl Team Properties, Dignity Memorial-Katy Funeral Home, Duffey and Grissom CPA's, GNA Inspections, Goddard School, Grand Vision Center, HCC Northwest, H-E-B, Herff Jones Houston, Heritage Texas Properties, Homewood Suites Katy, Houston Community College, Houston SPCA, Junior Achievement, Katy Council PTA, Katy Independent School District, Katy Magazine, Keep Katy Beautiful, Kind Bars, Listl Translating Services & More LLC, LPL Financial, Marriott Energy Corridor Hotel, Maude Marks Branch Library, Members Choice Credit Union, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Must See Katy, Nutty Scientists Fort Bend, Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, PBK, PDQ, Pepper Lawson, PrimeLending, Prosperity Bank, Pump It Up, Second Baptist Church, Signarama Katy, Sovereign Wealth Advisors LLC, Spring Creek Barbeque, Stanley Signature Signs, Star Learning, State Farm Insurance, Sylvan Learning, Target, The Glaser Group McDonald's, The Shady Lady Window Covering, The Tutoring Center Katy, Tilt Studio, Times Square Entertainment, Wee Kare Pediatrics, Which Wich, Whole Foods Market Katy/Sugar Land, Wood Group, Yellow Rose Properties and YES Youth Fitness and Sports Performance. </p><p> </p><p>"<em>Promise to Read</em> has become a treasured community event thanks to hundreds of devoted community volunteers, many of whom join us every year, and our Katy ISD host campuses," says Janet Theis, Katy ISD's Director of Community Partnerships. "<em>Promise to Read</em> continues to open the door for our business community to embrace and inspire the love of reading and share that magic with classrooms across the district."</p><p> </p><p><strong>About Katy ISD Partners in Education </strong>– Through programs like <em>Promise to Read</em>, 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><a href="/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><img alt="IMG_6157.JPG" src="/dept/pie/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_6157.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:515px;height:343px;" /></span></a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="IMG_6146.JPG" src="/dept/pie/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_6146.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:515px;height:346px;vertical-align:auto;float:left;" /> </p><img alt="IMG_6088.JPG" src="/dept/pie/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_6088.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:520px;height:350px;vertical-align:auto;float:left;" /></div>
Monty Ballard YMCA’s School-Business Partnership Supports Katy ISD Children Monty Ballard YMCA’s School-Business Partnership Supports Katy ISD Children 2016-11-11T21:14:37Z<div class="ExternalClassDC6259FC8B464D59B0309357B1DB95EE"><p></p><p>Since opening its doors in 2001, the Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch has been devoted to the healthy minds, bodies and spirits of our community.  It serves not just as a place where folks can go to further their individual well-being but also as a place of outreach, kindness and compassion.  And since opening those doors, our YMCA has also been a devoted Katy ISD Partner in Education, always on the lookout for ways to help children. </p><p>Much of what the Monty Ballard YMCA does for Katy ISD students often goes unnoticed except by the grateful beneficiaries of their generosity.  They provided 243 pairs of jeans for homeless teens and 100 blankets for elementary children.  Our YMCA supported 80 students in the KEYS "Katy Students Run" program, helped kids receive braces at no cost to their families and provided books to children attending Camp Cinco.  </p><p>Through their campus partnership with Shafer Elementary, the YMCA collectively donated canned goods for Ballard House and Eternal Food Ministries along with 100 coats for children who needed them.  Individually, employees serve as KEYS mentors and Sundown Elementary Carnival volunteers, while District Executive Director Brian Haines serves on the Partners in Education Advisory Board and often lends his skills as a guest speaker.  </p><p>But the epitome of the YMCA community outreach is their backpack drive – an initiative of Greater Houston YMCAs – that impacts thousands of regional children annually.  This year in Katy alone, our local YMCA collected 49,351 items….that went into 2,459 backpacks….that benefitted children at 32 elementaries, 8 junior highs and 4 high schools.   According to Outreach Coordinator Connie Stirgus, "When I started in 2011, we collected 250 backpacks my first year.  I knew this community could do more, and we have!  The generosity of Katy is sometimes overwhelming." </p><p>Katy ISD School-Business Partnerships have one requirement:  human resource involvement that will ultimately benefit a child.  And because of their philosophical promise and commitment to families, the Monty Ballard YMCA of Cinco Ranch is a stellar example of a business partner who does just that.  </p><p><img src="/dept/pie/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/KISD%20PIE%20YMCA-%20070.jpg" alt="KISD PIE YMCA- 070.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:390px;height:322px;" /><br></p><p>Pictured: Monty Ballard YMCA's District Executive Director, Brian Haines and Outreach Coordinator, Connie Stirgus</p><p><br></p></div>

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Partners in Education

6301 South Stadium Lane

Katy, TX 77494

Director: Janet Theis

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