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          • MPJH Course Selection Timeline

            It's time to start selecting courses for the 23-24 school year! Parents and students can now select courses for next year in SchoolLinks. The SchoolLinks tile can be found by logging into MyKatyCloud and searching "SchoolLinks."

            SchoolLinks Onboarding Video

             
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            The deadline to complete this is Tuesday, January 31 at 11:59 PM. The rest of the course selection timeline is below.

            Information regarding course selection, including videos and the course selection sheet, can be found on the MPJH Counselor Canvas Page.

            Helpful Links

            7th Grade Course Selection Video

            23-24 7th Grade Course Selection Sheet

            8th Grade Course Selection Video

            23-24 8th Grade Course Selection Sheet

            As always, if you have any questions please reach out to your child's MPJH counselor.

            Ms. Drew - 6th Grade Counselor

            Ms. Garcia - 7th Grade Counselor

            Ms. Tompkins - 8th Grade Counselor

             
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          • 2024 Boston & New York City Student Tour Opportunity

            Calling all travelers! Pack your bags, we are off to Boston and New York City in June 2024!

            Karyn Lewis, our MPJH Librarian, will be leading a trip next Summer and we want YOU to be a part of our group!

            Come join us for our in-person information session on Tuesday, January 31st at 6:00pm to learn more about our trip and how you can be a part of it. We’ll also discuss some awesome scholarship opportunities available for our students. We are very excited for our adventure and will have an AWESOME time!

            RSVP by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/3Qc0X6Z

            RSVP is mandatory to attend. We can’t wait to see you there!

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          • Volunteers Needed for International Day

            International Day, a fully parent-run activity, is coming on Friday, March 31st.

            Time: 8:20 am - 4:05 pm.

            Breakfast and lunch for volunteers will be provided by PTSA.

            All 6th grade students will walk through during their Social Studies time and taste some foods/snack/candy from a country. There are booths set up for each country or as many volunteers as we can get to represent the countries.

            Please help share your country's heritage/experience with our students as they come and explore the world during their Social Studies periods. You can sign up for more than one country and represent one you are not that familiar with either! We have such a diverse community, so let's come together and show them our vast world!

            We have trifolds for many countries with a few facts that will be provided, unless you'd like to create your own! Grab a friend or 2 and set up at a table. If you could provide a few items to share like a costume, trinket, dance, song, performers, etc. and possibly a bite-size snack/candy (400-450 bite-sized pieces) for an all around experience that represents your country, that would be fabulous!

            Please use the link below to sign up and help make this year's International Festival the best yet!

            https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0b4fa5af28a5fe3-mpjh1

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          • MPJH Career Week: Looking for Volunteers!

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          • 22-23 MPJH YEARBOOK!

            Each year is special and brings new memories. Capture your memories by pre-ordering the 2022-2023 MPJH Yearbook. Scan or tap the QR code to buy a yearbook today! The order deadline is February 23.
             
             
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          •  Pay N Go App for IDs and Lanyards

            Students now have the option to use the Pay N Go app to pay for replacement IDs, plastic holders, and lanyards.  To purchase replacement IDs and/or ID supplies click the link below.  QR codes will be posted around campus with this same information.  Students still have the option to pay with cash on campus.

            Pay N Go for IDs

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          • Tutorial Schedule

            Tutorial Schedule

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          District Announcements

          • Katy Virtual School Registration

            Katy Virtual School (KVS) online classes are a way for secondary students to acquire graduation credits and/or expand their learning opportunities through paid, online supplemental high school credit courses during the summer and school year. 

            KVS courses: 

            • Provide flexibility in scheduling.  

            • Allow students to get ahead on credits. 

            • Provide opportunities to access courses that are not offered on the home campus. 

            • Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements.  

            • Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.  

            KVS offers over 55 approved College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses. The cost is $200 per semester with reduced or no fees for students identified as economically disadvantaged. Courses are also approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility.  

            Registration opens February 1, 2023, for summer 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024. Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, Katy Virtual School FAQ, or email katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org.


             

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          • 2023-2024 Student Transfer Application

            The Student Transfer Application for the 2023-2024 school year will open on January 3, 2023, and close on February 10, 2023. The online application can be found on the Katy ISD Student Transfers webpage. 

            All students currently on an approved transfer must reapply, except for children of employees who meet the criteria for automatic renewal. The Student Transfer Application for the 2023-2024 school year must be submitted by February 10, 2023. Failure to submit a transfer application by the deadline will revert your child(ren)’s campus assignment to their home-zoned campus. Late applications will not be accepted.  

            If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Jackie Cerame, Student Transfer Specialist, at 281-396-2357. 


             

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          • Advanced Academics

            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.  

            Join Zoom Meeting (English) https://katyisd-org.zoom.us/j/88395524565  
            Join Zoom Meeting (Spanish) https://katyisd-org.zoom.us/j/83344833228 


             

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          • 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 Elective Fair-English  
            Course Selection Elective Fair-Spanish 

            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) 


             

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          • 2022 Winter Graduation Ceremony

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            Time 

            Leonard Merrell Center 

            Wednesday, January 18, 2023 

            7:00 PM 


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