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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 Reaches Milestone: Over One Million Volunteer HoursKaty ISD Reaches Milestone: Over One Million Volunteer Hours2016-05-23T19:43:33Z<div class="ExternalClass2A687E6317104080AE0C790D1C36BA2C"><p>​This school year, Katy ISD's Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) reached a significant and unparalleled milestone, donating an astonishing 1,018,981 hours to students and staff.  Although the number unto itself is impressive, the true implication is reflected in the dedication of Katy ISD parent and community volunteers.  Twenty years ago in 1996, volunteers contributed 156,000 hours, with 500,000 hours donated in 2006.  That number has more than doubled in 10 years.</p><p>To commemorate this achievement, students from Raines High School and the Opportunity Awareness Center, under the tutelage of art teacher Sophia Buddenhagen, created a masterpiece covered with signatures from volunteers across the district.  The artwork, created on a door represents the door thousands of volunteers have opened to thousands of students.  The project was recently unveiled at Katy ISD's annual volunteer celebration where each campus volunteer of the year was also announced.  They include: </p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" style="width:84%;"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><h2>​Elementary </h2></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><h2>​Secondary</h2></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" style="width:84%;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;">​Alexander Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:25%;">​Jana Olivas </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;">​Beck Jr. High </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:25%;">​Kym Pratt </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Bear Creek Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Lana West </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Beckendorff Jr. High</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Cindy Cruz Davis </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Cimarron Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Emily Eichhorn</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Cardiff Jr. High</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Mable Charles </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Creech Elementary ​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Leslie Cernosek</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Cinco Ranch Jr. High</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Brenna Strain</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Davidson Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Jyothi Vailaya</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Cinco Ranch High School</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Clara Parker</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Exley Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Heather Blake </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Katy Jr. High </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Edna Rakoski</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Fielder Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Heather Martin </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Katy High School </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​​Edna Rakoski</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Franz Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Katrina Williams </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Mayde Creek Jr. High</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Krista Garrie</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Golbow Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Genie Owen </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Mayde Creek High School</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Lesli Mitchell </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​Griffin Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Christine O'Rear</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​McDonald Jr. High </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​Yvonne Brolmann</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Hayes Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Claire Edgemon</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​McMeans Jr. High </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Dawn Champagne</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">Holland Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Laura Miller </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Memorial Parkway Jr. High</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Gene Britton </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Hutsell Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Paula Hughes </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Morton Ranch Jr. High</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Wendy Stanley</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Katy Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Monica Oldham</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Morton Ranch High School</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Alma Muniz </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Kilpatrick Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Jennifer Hoeferlin</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Raines High School </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Paul Dickens</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​King Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Danielle Wachter </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Seven Lakes Jr. High </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Monica Anderson </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Mayde Creek Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Kelsey Judd </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Seven Lakes High School</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Tracy Patrick</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​McRoberts Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Jean Taylor </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Taylor High School</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Denise Barker </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Memorial Parkway Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Erin Morey </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Tompkins High School</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Christina Dodd </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Morton Ranch Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Maria Do</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​West Memorial Jr. High</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Emily Eichhorn</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Nottingham Country Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Kylie Bernardini</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​WoodCreek Jr. High</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Kendra Larson</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Pattison Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Kim Myers</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Randolph Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Amanda Meszaros</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Rhoads Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Sanarya Jalal</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Rylander Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Susan Kendall </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Schmalz Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Nobue Kamishohara</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Shafer Elementary</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Christy Davis</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Stanley Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Sara Martinsen</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">Stephens Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Chris Ombrog</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Sundown Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Leslie Dedrick</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​West Memorial Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Bryan Ancira </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Williams Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Rachel Shaffer </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Wilson Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Gillian O'Brien</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Winborn Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Sue Dean Smith </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Wolfe Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Renee Rodriguez</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​Wolman Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Michelle Mason </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​WoodCreek Elementary </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​Mary Ann Sciba</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><h1 style="text-align:center;"> 2015-2016 </h1><h1 style="text-align:center;">Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools </h1><h1 style="text-align:center;">Volunteers of the Year </h1><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="2015-2016 Volunteers of the Year IMG_1898.JPG" src="/dept/pie/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2015-2016%20Volunteers%20of%20the%20Year%20IMG_1898.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:730px;height:503px;vertical-align:middle;float:none;" /> </p><h3 style="text-align:center;">Katy ISD honored the 2015-2016 Campus Volunteers of the Year and celebrated over one million hours of volunteerism through its VIPS program, a milestone achievement contributed by each campus volunteer community.  Recipients were announced at the district's annual Volunteer Celebration on May 13, 2016. </h3><p> </p><h1 style="text-align:center;">One Million Hours Artwork </h1><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="IMG_1571.JPG" src="/dept/pie/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_1571.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:730px;height:493px;vertical-align:middle;float:none;" /> </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" target="_blank">Partners in Education </a>or contact your campus Volunteer Coordinator.</p></div>
Aric Bostick to Headline Volunteer Celebration BreakfastAric Bostick to Headline Volunteer Celebration Breakfast2016-04-14T16:59:47Z<div class="ExternalClass3B89D207356C4034B2CDD78C12437AA9"><p>​Katy ISD's Volunteer Celebration Breakfast will be held in the Merrell Center Arena on Friday, May 13 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  Hosted by Katy ISD 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 to our students and teachers.  This year's guest presenter is nationally acclaimed motivational speaker <a href="http://education.aricbostick.com/about">Aric Bostick </a>with entertainment provided by every Katy ISD high school.</p><p>The Volunteer Celebration honors parents and community members who support their campuses through the district's Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program and features the announcement of each campus volunteer of the year via principal videos.  Last year, Katy ISD volunteers contributed over 986,000 hours in support of the district.</p><p>All Katy ISD volunteers are invited to attend and should RSVP no later than May 10<sup>th</sup> by visiting the "Community" page at <a href="/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.katyisd.org</span></a> and click "Partners in Education."  Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:00 a.m.  For more information about the event, volunteers should contact their campus VIPS Liaison or <a href="mailto:marthabrown@katyisd.org"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">marthabrown@katyisd.org</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 Partners in Education under the "Community" tab at <a href="/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.katyisd.org</span></a> or contact your campus Volunteer Coordinator.</p><p> </p><img alt="IMG_3643 resize.jpg" src="/dept/pie/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_3643%20resize.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></div>
Katy ISD Partners in Education to Celebrate Mentors at Ties & TiarasKaty ISD Partners in Education to Celebrate Mentors at Ties & Tiaras2016-02-18T14:24:43Z<div class="ExternalClassBAAEEA6D682245249AD245C1DE06B9CB"><p>​Katy ISD will celebrate the time, effort and heart of KEYS mentors -- while supporting KEYS Scholarships -- at <strong>Ties & Tiaras </strong>on March 3rd from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at NOAH'S of Katy.  This year's festivities include honoring the <strong>2016 Mentors of the Year and KEYS Scholarship Sponsors</strong>, along with entertainment provided by a stringed quartet from Taylor High School.  Also joining the event will be the Morton 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, it recognizes a few individuals who've sustained relationships and dedication to the KEYS program year after year.  The Katy ISD 2016 Mentors of the Year, and their respective KEYS campus(es), are:  </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong>Dana Abbott</strong>:  Katy Junior, Raines High, Opportunity Awareness Center</li><li><strong>Suzanne Webb</strong>:  McDonald Junior</li><li><strong>David Hornor</strong>:  Bear Creek Elementary, Cardiff Junior</li><li><strong>Jan Whitehead</strong>:  Morton Ranch High</li><li><strong>Elizabeth Wikstrom:</strong>  Bear Creek Elementary</li><li><strong>Andy Wohlgemuth:</strong>  Katy Elementary, Katy Junior</li><li><strong>Joey Harvey:</strong>  Seven Lakes High</li><li><strong>Caryl Lancaster</strong>:  Bear Creek Elementary</li><li><strong>Melinda Solfronk</strong>:  Cimarron Elementary, Memorial Parkway Junior</li></ul><p>Collectively, this group represents 50 years of service to the KEYS program, having mentored a total of 37 students between them.  </p><p>Revenue from Ties & Tiaras ticket sales, along with support from local corporate sponsors, benefits the <strong>KEYS Scholarship Fund</strong>. Ties & Tiaras 2016 <strong>Platinum Sponsors</strong> are Firethorne and Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union.  <strong>Gold Sponsors</strong> include Memorial Hermann Katy, Wood Group, H-E-B, Members Choice Credit Union and Methodist Hospital West.  Corporate underwriters include Country Park Portraits and Hasta La Pasta.  </p><p>Since its inception in 2006, the KEYS Scholarship Fund has awarded over <strong>$250,000</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.   </p><p>Click <a href="http://conta.cc/1QLpWt4">here</a> to learn more about Ties & Tiaras. </p><p>KEYS Mentoring, a Katy ISD Partners in Education program, pairs a community volunteer with an at-promise Katy ISD student for up to one hour per week for the school year.  To learn more, visit the <a href="/dept/pie/Pages/KEYSMentoring.aspx">KEYS Mentoring website  </a>or contact Martha Brown, 281-396-2468, <a href="mailto:marthabrown@katyisd.org"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">marthabrown@katyisd.org</span></a>.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p></div>

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