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Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick UnveilingKaty ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling2018-03-09T22:14:51Z<div class="ExternalClass6697999891E7435B8DD1A8193A6B1127"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">As visitors walk along the main pathway at Katy Heritage Park, they will notice the names of several Katy Independent School District teachers etched, not just onto bricks, but into Katy ISD's legacy.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">A total of 63 bricks were dedicated to the 2016-2017 Campus Teachers of the Year who have devoted countless hours towards the education of their students.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Behind every successful student there is an encouraging teacher who has been a guiding force for future leaders. These Katy ISD teachers never set out to be recognized but their commitment has made a difference in the lives of many students.  These bricks will leave a lasting legacy of their remarkable commitment to uphold the district's vision of education.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Being a teacher in Katy ISD gives our educator a life of true meaning and purpose.  The district has some of the best teachers in the country. Because they see potential in students, many leaders in various professions carry on the district's vision to "<em>Be the Legacy</em>".</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD thanks Venus Construction, Rover Oaks and the Katy Heritage Society for providing a space for the brick laying.  During the ceremony, the Taylor High School Chamber Choir provided entertainment with several singing performances.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="">Pictures of the Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</a> </p></div>
Katy ISD Transportation Centers Carry a LegacyKaty ISD Transportation Centers Carry a Legacy2018-03-05T18:56:19Z<div class="ExternalClassA61F46C166BA4B4DB9763C983F79F955"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">They are known as three individuals who personify the history of care Katy Independent School District is known for.   The names of Anna Baker, Lester Floyd Reinecker II and Cy</span><span style="text-align:justify;">nthia "Cyndy" Self will now be on display at one of the three Katy ISD transportation centers.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"These namesakes are not only known as bus drivers who transported thousands of children to and from school every day, they were mentors, teachers, leaders and friends," said Dr. Bill Wood, executive director of the Transportation Department.  "Together these individuals have served Katy ISD for nearly 90 years," added Dr. Wood.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"It's nice to be part of something that impacts so many people," said Tammy Powell, a school bus driver of 17 years.  "This ceremony means that in all these years, what we do has an effect.  I am proud to be part of a ceremony that reminds us of the efforts of those who came before us." added Powell.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Anna Baker became the first woman school bus driver for Katy ISD in 1955.  She loved driving teams and other school groups to out-of-town games and activities.  She arrived early, and made sure the bus was clean before anyone boarded.  In 1959, she transported local fans to see the Katy Tigers win their first state championship.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In 1970, Coach Lester Reinecker II began teaching at Katy Junior High.  Over the course of several years, Reinecker taught and coached at Katy High and Taylor High.  In 1983, he left coaching to assume the role of assistant director of transportation.  He taught bus driver certification classes, gave regular workshops and took pride in helping others.  He loved his role as a supervisor because he was able to interact with kids and adults.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Cyndy Self's compassion and love for special education students led to an annual tradition that is kept alive today.  She organized a trip for students with special needs to attend the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Barbeque Cook-Off.  What started as a small group of kids and teachers in the eighties, has grown to a yearly tradition known as "Kid's Friday."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Katy ISD has 610 buses and more than 655 employees. Drivers average 15 years of experience.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="">Photos of Dedication Ceremony</a>.</p></div>
Katy ISD Approves New 2018-19 Transportation ModelKaty ISD Approves New 2018-19 Transportation Model2018-03-02T22:10:56Z<div class="ExternalClassD8A563DACAED4A2BB49C7D95C6DBC82A"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">After receiving input from the Katy Independent School District community, through Y</span><em style="text-align:justify;">our District, Your Voice</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> initiative, the Board of Trustees approved to change the 2018-19 transportation model.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Beginning this fall, Katy ISD will transition to a multi-bell schedule.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2018-19 transportation model will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  Elementary campuses will be divided in two groups.</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Grade Level</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>AM Start Time</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>PM Dismissal Time</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7:25 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2:35 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:00 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:20 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Elementary Group 2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:20 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:40 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Junior High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8:45 a.m.</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3:55 p.m.</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Currently, the Katy ISD Transportation Department is in the process of establishing routes and pairing elementary schools to determine which campuses will be included in Elementary Group 1 and Elementary Group 2.  Information on the start and end times for these campuses will be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval. The information will be announced at a later date.</p><p>Parents who have questions about the new transportation multi-bell schedule can visit:  <a href="/dept/transportation/Documents/020118_Transp%20Q%20and%20A.pdf">Katy ISD Transportation Questions and Answers</a>. </p></div>

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