The Paetow High School Football Team has a new head coach.
Katy ISD student-athletes formally committed to their college or university of choice before heading off to Thanksgiving break.
Katy ISD Elementary Schools 45 and 46 are well under construction and are scheduled to welcome students in fall 2023.
Among 15 school districts found within the Greater Houston area, Katy ISD continues to top the list with the largest number of student gains, 12,940 to be exact, since 2016.
During the November Katy ISD board meeting Shauntá Smith was named as the new principal at Hutsell Elementary and Kristi Gonzales as the new leader at Shafer Elementary.
Star Colt of the Month - October
Kudos to Ms. Obrien, our Principles of Human Services teacher, for being selected as the Star Staff Member of the Month for October. These are some of the nomination comments about Ms. Obrien: Ms. Obrien is an exemplar of dedication to Cardiff and to our students. She goes above and beyond in her duties and works tirelessly to prepare fun and engaging lessons. She is kind and always willing to assist with projects around the school. She is patient when working with students and leads by example; she is a person who truly cares about her students. Ms. Obrien, we appreciate you!
Semester Exam Schedule
Dear Colt Parents/Guardians,
Semester Exams will begin on Tuesday, December 13th. A copy of the exam week schedule is linked below. Also, teachers have the schedule posted in their classrooms, so students have the opportunity to record the schedule in their planners. Please avoid scheduling any appointments that would cause a student to miss a Semester Exam. If there will be an unavoidable, planned absence, please notify the attendance office as soon as possible. Semester Exams will not be given early. If a student misses a Semester Exam due to an absence, he/she will have until Wednesday, January 22nd to make-up the missed exam. The student should talk to the teacher to make arrangements to make-up the exam. Please encourage your student to make adequate preparations for Semester Exams. Thank you.
Katy Rice Festival Award Winners!
Three CJH art students had work on display at this year's Katy Rice Festival. Students in the competition were Kayleen Thompson(8th grade), Adniel Quiles (8th grade), and 7th grader Valerie Cruz. Valerie Cruz placed 3rd over all in the Junior High category with her drawing of the Cardiff Rice Dryers.
Star Colt of the Month - September
Mr. Friery is new to Public School Education and the teacher of the RISE program. Mr. Friery has gone above and beyond in helping with our most challenging students. He does not hesitate to provide support, interact positively with students and colleagues. He has exhibited leadership skills in his area of expertise where he is readily available to provide any assistance that is needed. He manages the RISE program with efficiency and effectiveness, ensuring that the students in RISE the program are adhering to the RISE guideline, while also ensuring that they remain in the classroom where they receive day to day educational content.Mr. Friery has blended well as part of the CJH team where his expertise is valued and appreciated.
See below for start of the school year events:
The first day of school is August 17, 2022. See you soon!
The Katy Advanced Program (KAP) provides students with an opportunity to engage in above-grade level coursework in the areas of math, science, language arts, and social studies. KAP courses are available beginning in 6th grade and are open to all students. Every student is encouraged to take at least one advanced level course in an area of interest.
The district will host a KAP Awareness Night via Zoom on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 6:30PM. This is an opportunity for parents of students in grades 5-6 to learn about KAP prior to course selections. Parents of students who are considering KAP courses for the first time should plan to attend.
5th Grade Course Selections Via SchooLinks
The 2023-2024 online course selection season starts January 20. This is a special time of year when all current 5th grade students are able to select their core courses and fine arts elective for their 6th grade year. Coming soon, 5th grade students will begin learning how to navigate the SchooLinks platform and begin selecting their courses for junior high. Stay tuned to the weekly digest as well as your student’s campus communications for upcoming information. See the course elective fair flyer and course selection timeline below.
The KISD Course Selection Elective Fair will be held at Morton Ranch HS on January 12, 2023 from 6-8pm. See flyer below for more details.
Course Selection Timeline
December 1, 2022 - Parents have access to view their student’s course plan. Students have access to view and edit their course plan pending the additions of school board approved courses. Counselor meet with all students individually beginning on Feb. 6 to review course plan. Students log in to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select the SchooLinks logo.
January 20 - January 31, 2023 - Course Selection Window opens for students to select courses in SchooLinks
January 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. - Course Planner will become “viewable only” for parents and students.
February 6- March 10, 2023 - Counselors will meet with all students individually to review course requests
March 20 - March 28, 2023 - Course Verification Window (Parents can verify and submit course change requests)
2022 Winter Graduation Ceremony
Leonard Merrell Center
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
High School Exemption Criteria
The 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the MyKaty Cloud “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference.
All absences will count toward the maximum of 8 allowed unless the absences are school-related (see attendance codes per the 2022-2023 exemption form).
Secondary ELA Classroom Libraries
English Language Arts (ELA) Classroom libraries allow students immediate access to independent reading material, which supports the English Language Arts Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Katy ISD secondary students have the option to check out books from their English teacher’s classroom library, though as of November 7, parental consent is required prior to a student being able to do so. If parents do not provide consent via the Parent Option Portal, their secondary student will be unable to check out an ELA classroom library book.
Katy ISD parents may access the KISD Option Portal to provide consent for their student to check out classroom library books by selecting the MyKaty icon on the District’s webpage, enter their parent ID and password, and then select the "KISD Option Portal" tile. Below are screenshots of the MyKaty icon and KISD Option Portal. Parents needing assistance in accessing their ID and password may manage their account here. Parents who require additional assistance with accessing the application can view an instructional video here.
5:15 PM - 8:15 PM Girls Basketball vs. Beck JH
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM STUCO Meeting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Boys Basketball vs. Mayde Creek JH
6:00 PM Orchestra Concert
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Boys Basketball B Team Mid-Season Tournament
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Girls Basketball B Team Tournament
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Choir Winter Concert @ MCHS PAC
December 10, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Boys Basketball B Team Mid-Season Tournament
8:15 AM - 6:00 PM Girls Basketball B Team Tournament
December 12, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Band Winter Concert