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          • Ms. Heard Highlights

            Hi Parents!


            Spring Individual picture day for Rylander Elementary is Thursday, March 23rd. You may visit to prepay for your photo online.


            If paying by cash, please include the exact amount. Our photographers do not carry change.


            Please have your students dressed in their best for the Spring Photos!



            Provine School Pictures

            8305 Kempwood Dr.

            Houston, TX 77055

            713-528-1059 phone


            Thank you for your support,


            Tanya Heard
            Rylander Elementary School

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          • Counselor's Corner

            Verification for Course Selection

            Hello, 5th grade parents,


            It is now time to verify that your student’s course selections for 6th grade are correct! This will be your last opportunity to make any changes to your child’s course selections for 6th grade. On Monday, March 20th, you will receive a paper Course Verification Form along with detailed instructions on the verification process (attached). You will review the 6th grade courses listed to ensure all selections are correct. Your child should have English/Reading Block, Math, Science, Social Studies, PE, and one elective. The sheet will also note your child’s three alternate elective options in order of preference. If a change does need to be made, please cross out the incorrect course, write in the correct course, and sign the form on the parent signature line. If no change needs to be made, please still sign the form. All Course Verification Forms need to be returned to your child’s classroom teacher by Friday, March 24th. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. Please note that you MUST return the verification form by the due date of Friday, March 24th.




            Cristina Figueredo, School Counselor



            Hola padres de 5to grado,


            ¡Ahora es el momento de verificar que las selecciones de cursos de su estudiante para el sexto grado sean correctas! Esta será su última oportunidad de hacer cambios en las selecciones de cursos de su hijo para el sexto grado. El lunes 20 de marzo, recibirá un formulario de verificación del curso en papel junto con instrucciones detalladas sobre el proceso de verificación (adjunto). Revisará los cursos de sexto grado enumerados para asegurarse de que todas las selecciones sean correctas. Su hijo debe tener Inglés/Bloque de Lectura, Matemáticas, Ciencias, Estudios Sociales, Educación Física y una materia optativa. La hoja también indicará las tres opciones optativas alternativas de su hijo en orden de preferencia. Si es necesario realizar un cambio, tache el curso incorrecto, escriba el curso correcto y firme el formulario en la línea de firma de los padres. Si no es necesario realizar ningún cambio, por favor firme el formulario. Todos los formularios de verificación del curso deben devolverse al maestro de la clase de su hijo antes del viernes 24 de marzo. No dude en comunicarse conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud. Tenga en cuenta que DEBE devolver el formulario de verificación para la fecha el viernes 24 de marzo.



            Cristina Figueredo, Consejera Escolar




            Hello Rhino Parents!

            For the next 3 weeks, we will be focusing on the character trait: Perseverance. One way to think about Perseverance is “pushing yourself through challenges and obstacles.” We all experience challenges in our lives. We all have moments when we feel like we can’t do it or that we want to give up on a big task. It is important to develop tools that help us work through those challenges in order to grow in those moments instead of giving up. How might you practice Perseverance as a family this month?


            Consistency is hard. Have each person in the family commit to 1 thing they will do each day this week. Maybe it is flossing, drinking a certain amount of water, getting to bed at a certain time, limiting screen time, or exercising. Create a place where each person can tally their progress and see who can keep their streak going the longest!



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          District Announcements


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            Beginning next fall, Katy ISD will offer a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Student Training and Licensing Program to rising 11th grade students turning 18 and interested in obtaining a CDL. The Raines Academy CDL program will provide training and licensing for Class A (no additional endorsement) or Class A with a Class B Passenger/School Bus Endorsement. Students who would like more information about this program are requested to complete this survey and will be contacted by campus college and career facilitators with details. Please scroll to the Secondary Students section below for more information regarding the launch of the Raines Academy CDL program.  


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            Lone Star College is offering three dual credit courses this summer at Raines Academy. Government and Economics will be offered in a hybrid format. College Algebra may be offered face to face. All Katy ISD high school students may take advantage of this opportunity. The student deadline to enroll in summer courses is Friday, March 24, 2023. Below are key materials required to enroll: 

            PowerPoint Presentation 

            Important Documents 

            Request for Application Assistance 

            Document Upload Link 

            ApplyTexas Step by Step Instructions 

            Presentation Recording 
            For more information, contact Remona Clark, College and Career Specialist at or 281-396-7452.  

            Please scroll to the Secondary Summer School section below for more information regarding the Raines Academy dual credit summer school opportunities. 


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          • SAT School Day Results  

            Students who took the SAT School Day on March 1, 2023 will be able to view their scores and score report on Friday, March 24 in their College Board Account. If students do not have a College Board, they will need to create an account. No paper score reports will be available. Information on how to interpret the details in your score report is found on the College Board website

            The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy® to provide free SAT online practice. Students can use their PSAT/NMSQT ® score report to get a personalized SAT study plan and personalized practice from Khan Academy®. 

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            Students attending Raines Academy may take advantage of the flexible school day scheduling to also obtain employment with Katy ISD as a temporary student worker in either the Communications, Technology or Operations departments. Students taking advantage of this paid, employment opportunity will have access to transportation to their work location, a work schedule that is designed around their class schedule and the skills and experience to be a top candidate for full-time employment with Katy ISD following high school graduation. For more information about this exciting program, Raines students may contact the College and Career Facilitator, Norma White who coordinates the Student Work Program. 


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          • 2022-2023 INDO-AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP 

            The Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) is a non-profit charitable organization. This year, they are awarding $1000-$2000 scholarships to graduating Seniors in the Greater Houston Area.  

            Students are required to submit a resume, transcript and a 300-word essay to apply. Students should send completed materials to Remona Clark, College and Career Specialist at The deadline is March 15, 2023. 

            Essay Topic: Share your career objectives, extracurricular activities and how you plan to make a difference in the world around you. 


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