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Katy ISD Board Approves Employee Pay IncreaseKaty ISD Board Approves Employee Pay Increase<div class="ExternalClass1D33251A170044A79E9C2E7D3904E33C"><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">At the ​Special Board meeting, Katy ISD Trustees unanimously voted to approve mid-point pay grade increases of five percent (5%) for all District classroom teachers and hourly employees, and three percent (3%) for all other Katy ISD employees for the 2022-2023 school year.  </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Classroom teachers, specifically, will see an increase of $3,600, while the starting pay for a new teacher will be $60,700 – one of the highest starting teacher salaries in the region.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“As a Board, it's a priority to invest in our hardworking staff and maintain competitive salaries to attract and retain high-quality employees," said Lance Redmon, Katy ISD Board Vice President. “Our employees have demonstrated an inspiring resilience over the last two years and consistently ensure that our students have access to resources and opportunities for success," added Redmon. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Earns Four State Championship Titles at UIL Track and Field MeetKaty ISD Earns Four State Championship Titles at UIL Track and Field Meet<div class="ExternalClass467DFD60104C4B87B223A27323E7AA23"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD athletes competed at the UIL 5A and 6A State Track and Field Meet on May 13-14 and brought home four state championship titles. Mayde Creek High School senior Simone Ballard earned two of those titles in the Girls 100M and 300M hurdles, along with Seven Lakes High School senior Matthew Rueff in the Boys Shot Put and Tompkins High School senior Matthew Kumar in the Boys Pole Vault event.  Numerous Katy ISD athletes were also awarded silver and bronze medals and placed in the Top 10.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“These students represented their campuses and Katy ISD exceptionally well," said Coach Pat Dowling, Assistant Athletic Director at Katy ISD.  “Winning one state championship is an outstanding accomplishment, but to have earned four and placed so many others is a reflection of the job our track coaches and athletes do throughout the season," added Dowling.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The following Katy ISD athletes earned the championship title at the UIL 6A State Track and Field Meet: <br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Category</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Student/School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Recognition</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Boys Shot Put</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Matthew Rueff – Seven Lakes High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">State Champion</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Boys Pole Vault</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Matthew Kumar – Tompkins High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">State Champion</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls 100M Hurdles</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Simone Ballard – Mayde Creek High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">State Champion</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls 300M Hurdles</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Simone Ballard – Mayde Creek High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">State Champion</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p>Congratulations to the following student-athletes who placed in the Top 10 at the UIL 5A and 6A State Track and Field Meet:</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>UIL 5A State Track and Field Meet Top 10</strong></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Category</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Student/School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Recognition</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Boys Discus</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Charles Chukwu – Paetow High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Boys Shot Put</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Sheldon Peters – Jordan High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls 800M</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tiyan Ogbeide – Jordan High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3<sup>rd</sup> Place – Bronze Medal</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Boys 100M</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Toheeb Oladipupo – Paetow High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls 400M</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tiyan Ogbeide – Jordan High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls 200M</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Aloni Ransom – Jordan High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>UIL 6A State Track and Field Meet Top 10</strong></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Category</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Student/School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Recognition</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls Discus</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Janey Campbell – Seven Lakes High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Boys Discus</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ian Flynt – Taylor High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls Shot Put</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Janey Campbell – Seven Lakes High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">5<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls Pole Vault</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lauren Schmitt – Seven Lakes High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls Pole Vault</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Aubrey Tupper – Seven Lakes High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Boys Long Jump</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jayden Keys – Tompkins High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3<sup>rd</sup> Place – Bronze Medal</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls 3200M</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Alison Mueller – Cinco Ranch High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Boys 3200M</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ruben Rojas – Seven Lakes High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Boys 400M Relay</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Braden Turner, Eric Nelson, Jaylen Bateast and Tay'Shawn Wilson - Mayde Creek High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls 800M</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Sarah Pantophlet – Katy High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls 100M Hurdles</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kaycee McCoy – Katy High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls 100M</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Alyssa Tate – Seven Lakes High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Girls 400M</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Haley Tate – Seven Lakes High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2<sup>nd</sup> Place – Silver Medal</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Boys 1600M</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ruben Rojas – Seven Lakes High School</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3<sup>rd</sup> Place – Bronze Medal</td></tr></tbody></table><p></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/SLHS_Matthew%20Rueff.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Matthew Rueff</em><br><em>Seven Lakes High School</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/OTHS_Matthew%20Kumar4.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Matthew Kumar </em><br><em>Tompkins High School</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/MCHS_Simone%20Ballard_Cropped.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:475px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Simone Ballard</em><br><em>Mayde Creek High School</em><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Return to School Updates - May 20Return to School Updates - May 20<div class="ExternalClass1BE5EE5B47EA4AB4B8C7A958673EFC96"><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify" unselectable="on">​ <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/69850ac3d5a2a2f0ee82bbcd05e3ade2/Spring__Updates_4.png" alt="SPring Updates" width="799" height="146" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">May 20, 2022</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Dear Katy ISD Parents, Guardians and Staff,  </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is this week’s ONEKaty Return to School Updates!  </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Bulletins highlighted <span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">NEW</strong> </span>denote information that is new for the 2021-2022 school year. </span></p> <hr unselectable="on" /> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a009654f50a9ac60f0a18e32a812c1a/Class_of_3.jpg" alt="classof2022" width="800" height="146" unselectable="on" /></strong></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">NEW</strong> </span><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">12</strong><strong unselectable="on"><sup unselectable="on">th</sup></strong><strong unselectable="on"> Grade: Report Card Grades for Marking Period 6 </strong> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Twelfth-grade students’ report cards will be official on May 21 and electronically viewable after 10 a.m. in the <a href="https://homeaccess.katyisd.org/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=/HomeAccess/" unselectable="on">Home Access Center (HAC)</a>. To view the electronic grade report, please click on the “Grades” icon – Report Card Tab. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you need assistance in accessing an electronic grade notification, <strong unselectable="on">please complete this form and a member of the technology team will contact you: </strong><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/Parent-Student-Tech-Support/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">Parent and Student Technology Support Center</a><strong unselectable="on">.</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/74f7b2bc8c751fb13b0549e0fc1a7c00/RC_on_HAC.png" alt="rc on hac" width="643" height="170" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Please note, by clicking PRINT, a printable, PDF version of the RC will be rendered. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SPRING GRADUATION</strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6530112a109dd894102cf21f1bab936b/SpringGrad.png" alt="springgrad" width="707" height="199" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Legacy Stadium Graduation Schedule</strong></span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">6:30 p.m: Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 p.m: Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests</span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 p.m: Graduation Ceremony Begins </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In the event <strong unselectable="on">inclement weather</strong> is severe and impacts the scheduled evening ceremony, the graduation ceremony will be rescheduled to 9:00 a.m. the following day at Legacy Stadium. However, every effort will be made to ensure the 8:00 p.m. evening ceremonies remain on schedule. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">Graduation Inclement Weather Updates</span><br unselectable="on"></strong>Keep in tune with what’s happening with graduations and inclement weather via Katy ISD’s and Katy ISD Athletics’ Facebook and Twitter accounts!</span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Rescheduled Legacy Stadium Graduation Ceremony </strong> </span> </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Parking Lot Gates Open </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">7:30 a.m. Campus Staff Arrival at Designated Stadium Gate </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">8:00 a.m. Legacy Stadium Gates Open for Graduates & Guests </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">9:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies- Live Streaming</span><br unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2431b52153c3a049d50bbb9427d01080/texan_live.png" alt="texan live.png" width="215" height="47" unselectable="on" /><br unselectable="on"></strong>If your relatives are unable to make it to the graduation ceremonies, all Class of 22 Graduation Ceremonies will be live streamed through TexanLive. The link will be posted on the Katy ISD graduation page <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx" unselectable="on">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Graduation.aspx</a> as the ceremonies approach. It is free and can be seen throughout the US. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">Class of 22 Graduation Information- Cords, Cowls and Medals </span><br unselectable="on"></strong>Congratulations to all our upcoming Class of 22 graduates! Please review the Class of 22 approved cords, cowls and medals for the graduation ceremonies. The articles pictured are the only items approved to be worn at Katy ISD graduation ceremonies. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1Ojg1YTA6OWQyZmYwMmYxMmZhYjFjZTFhZTQzODRhOWU5MzRjYTVkY2ZjYmQ0NDMwN2Q2ODc3Njg3MzcwMWQ0ZDdiODdhYzpoOk4" unselectable="on">https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Cords-Cowls-Medals.pdf</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">CLASS OF 2023, 2024 & 2025 LEGACY STADIUM GRADUATION SCHEDULE <br unselectable="on"></strong></span>The first Jordan High School senior class will graduate in May 2023. Please click <a href="/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation_Ceremony_Schedule.pdf" unselectable="on">here</a> for the Class of 2023, 2024 and 2025 graduation schedule.</span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">THE KATY ISD WELLNESS CENTER</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/b133d4c371af7769be011018431f1449/Wellness_Center.png" alt="wellness center" width="624" height="149" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4377473f678787eff2365a92ef4fa416/Wellness_Center.png" alt="Wellness" width="549" height="266" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Operating Hours: </strong>Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Location:</strong> Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493 </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="/returntoschool/Pages/COVID-Testing-Center.aspx" unselectable="on">Wellness Center FAQs and Services</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">HEALTH SERVICES </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/Immunizations.aspx" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">KATY SUMMER ACADEMIC TERM</span><br unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/0507f30dc7836da62e70f4c2fd134628/KSAT_Logo-01.png" alt="ksat" width="132" height="121" unselectable="on" /><br unselectable="on"></strong>Katy ISD offers a menu of options in the summer to support students looking for additional academic support, course or credit recovery or students who are trying to get ahead by taking original credit courses. Details of available options can also be found on the <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">summer webpage</a> on The District’s website. General summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:summerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">summerschool@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">STATE TESTING</span><br unselectable="on"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/336697bdf09dceff069e416c3ebabbc6/State_Testing.png" alt="State Testing.png" width="83" height="50" unselectable="on" /><br unselectable="on"></strong><a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/State_Assessment_Calendar.pdf#search=staar" unselectable="on">The Testing calendar</a> lists the dates that testing will take place in Katy ISD during the school year. For secondary students who do not successfully complete their exams, KSAT will offer a summer opportunity to prepare for and retake the EOC Exam. For more information, review these <a href="/dept/assessment/Documents/FAQ%20Opting%20Out%20of%20State%20Testing.pdf#search=4545" unselectable="on">Frequently Asked Questions</a> regarding State Testing, opting out and Texas Education Code. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Registration:</strong> Information forthcoming. By invitation only. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><em unselectable="on">*Note* Students who cannot test in June will test in December at their home campus</em></strong>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">HB4545 INFORMATION- ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION</strong> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Per House Bill 4545, students who do not participate in or successfully complete state testing are provided opportunities to participate in 30 hours of accelerated instruction for each content area assessment not taken or not passed. Katy ISD will offer a variety of opportunities, for specific grade levels, through the KSAT program this summer to complete this requirement. Information regarding the HB4545 Accelerated Learning opportunities is available on <a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">the KSAT webpages</a> and is offered by invitation only.    </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">FREE MEALS - ENDS MAY 31, 2022</strong> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">This May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conclude its free breakfast and lunch meal service that has been open and available to all students, regardless of eligibility. To determine eligibility for free meals this summer and fall, families will need to complete the meals benefit application for free and reduced meals. More information about free and reduced meals benefits can be found <a href="https://registration.powerschool.com/resources/1305/files/Free%20and%20Reduced%20Meal%20Benefits%20Flyer.pdf" unselectable="on">here</a>. <a href="https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/fr-021622" unselectable="on">U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL – ORIGINAL CREDIT</strong></span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a8031c3266476517f1b7ba580110d012/KVS.png" alt="kvs" width="249" height="79" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">All original credit summer courses will be offered exclusively through Katy Virtual School.</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjAwYzA6YTlkY2MwM2NiYTE0OWMzNjdjY2ViYWEzYTExZjc2ZDU1MTI3Njc5YzllNTViM2M4NTkwM2MyODcwMDhjZmEwZDpoOk4" unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">https://www.katyisd.org</strong></a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">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. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS courses: </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide flexibility in scheduling. </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Allow students to get ahead on credits. </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide opportunity to access courses that are not offered on the home campus. </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Help students moving into Katy ISD from outside Texas to meet graduation requirements. </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Courses are developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers. </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">KVS offers over 45 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 approved by the NCAA for student initial eligibility and KVS is an approved College Board Online Provider. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Registration is now open for summer 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023. </strong>Questions can be answered through your home campus counselor, <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/FAQs.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjdjMDk6ZjAyMjBlYjJiMmRlN2ZiZTg0NzdhYTY0MGExMDgyODY0MjNhZjEyYTcwODA2MWM4NTMzNTg1MDQ3MmZjZDE3MzpoOk4" unselectable="on">Katy Virtual School FAQ,</a> or email <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL - COURSE OR CREDIT RECOVERY </strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Summer school registration for students currently in 6th - 12th grades who need course or credit recovery is <strong unselectable="on">now open</strong>. Summer School will offer one summer session from June 14 through July 14. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Summer school for students in grades 6<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> through 11<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> grade will be held at Cinco Ranch High School. Summer school for students in grade 12 and scheduled to graduate in August 2022 will be held at Raines Academy. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Course/Credit recovery will host assigned, mandatory and in-person orientation days for students during the week of June 14-17. After the orientation is complete, students may work on their courses remotely if their progress in the course is on target for completion. If students need additional support, they will have access to report to their assigned campus lab and teacher for in-person support, Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Secondary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">juniorhighsummerschool@katyisd.org</a> or <a href="mailto:highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">highschoolsummerschool@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL</strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Eligible elementary students may attend one of the following summer elementary programs. Elementary campus counselors will be in contact during the spring semester to confirm student eligibility. Elementary summer school is offered by invitation only. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">ESL/Bilingual Program </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">English Language Development Program </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong unselectable="on">HB 4545 Accelerated Learning for students in 5th grade.</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Elementary summer school questions may be directed to <a href="mailto:elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">elementarysummerschool@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">NEW</strong></span><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on"> COLLEGE AND CAREER LABS</strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">A centralized college and career lab will be offered at the KSAT campus, Cinco Ranch High School, and is open to all high school students this summer who would like assistance in one or more of the following areas: </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Preparing for the college application openings in August of 2022 </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College/career interest </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">College essay prep, scholarship searches </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Timeline reviews </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The lab is accepting appointments for select days beginning June 14 through July 14. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Sign Up for a 1 hour time slot via this link <a href="https://tinyurl.com/CCLab22" unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">College and Career Lab Sign Ups</strong></a><strong unselectable="on"> or by going to </strong><a href="https://tinyurl.com/CCLab22" unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">https://tinyurl.com/CCLab22</strong></a><strong unselectable="on">. </strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">For more information regarding college and career labs, </strong><a href="/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/KSAT%20High-School%209-11.aspx" unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">visit the KSAT website</strong></a><strong unselectable="on"> or </strong><a href="https://katyisd-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/s0411649_katyisd_org/Ed9R0QKmvlRNi2jImRaHKVkB3Q6_XKXTE_xYrG90r6uKzA?e=kDgNVZ" unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">view the flyer</strong></a><strong unselectable="on">. </strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="margin:0in;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="margin:0in;text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-size:12pt;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/33f1e0f324d222c0377a8e5f1c8dd013/Student_Updates_-_ALL.JPG" alt="student updates all" width="699" height="86" unselectable="on" /></span> </span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">SPEAKUP ANONYMOUS REPORTING APP</strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4e4cc56fc02c92582f6fbb1e9d80e618/SpeakUpIcon.JPG" alt="speakup" width="127" height="128" unselectable="on" /><br unselectable="on">SpeakUP is the anonymous reporting platform that students, parents, and patrons can use to report safety concerns, bullying, threats of violence, drug use, as well as any other concerns related to student physical or mental health. SpeakUP is available for download in the Apple Store or Google Play. It is also available on all District websites, computers and District devices. SpeakUP provides an opportunity for the Katy ISD community to anonymously provide valuable information to District administration and law enforcement that will help keep our students safe. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT</strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/default.aspx" unselectable="on">Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support</a> (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page) </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Parent-Tech-FAQs.aspx" unselectable="on">Parent Technology FAQs <br unselectable="on"> </a><a href="/dept/technology/PTH/Pages/Knowledge-Base-for-Students-and-Parents.aspx" unselectable="on">Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)</a> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parent Tech Support: 281-396-7400 (info line only) </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">ELEMENTARY BELL SCHELDULE: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR</strong> </span> <strong unselectable="on"><br unselectable="on"></strong>Katy ISD’s elementary bell schedule will see a slight adjustment beginning fall 2022 in an effort to maximize bus routes, minimize service delays, and accommodate for ongoing driver shortages. Please note that <u unselectable="on">the bell schedule adjustment only affects elementary campuses</u>. There will be no change to the 2022-2023 Katy ISD junior high nor high school bell schedules.</span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/4f7953ca5e516cabbd0edc5af468cc94/2022-2023_Elementary_Bell_Schedule_Adjustment_Tiers.PNG" alt="ELEM TIERS" width="700" height="395" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you have any questions about the elementary bell schedule adjustment, do not hesitate to call (281) 396-2110 or email <a href="mailto:kellyesmego@katyisd.org" unselectable="on">kellyesmego@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/31234feb3d3b68942f543515a72d00c8/Student_Updates_-_SECONDARY.JPG" alt="secondary updates" width="699" height="88" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Parent Access to SchooLinks</strong> <br unselectable="on"></span>Parents are now able to access SchooLinks via My Katy Cloud. Parents will need to log into MyKaty Cloud and then click the SchooLinks tile. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents will be able to verify student course requests in SchooLinks after Spring Break. Stay tuned for campus based eNews on Monday, March 21 regarding next steps. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">ATHLETICS<br unselectable="on"></span></strong>See all our latest schedules, including playoff information here: <a href="https://www.rankonesport.com/Schedules/View_Schedule_All_Web.aspx?D=E60DB75B-3AB2-4FE7-B746-0735376AFB5B&MT=0" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Schedules</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">LIFEGUARD TRAINING<br unselectable="on"></strong></span>Are you interested in becoming an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard? Katy ISD Athletics is offering several Lifeguard Training Courses. Registration is now open: <a href="https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p" unselectable="on">https://t.co/QVEMNOo48p</a></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">Physical Dates for 2022-2023 School Year<br unselectable="on"></strong></span><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a5faa6c7f2aa11d925984e7313456f7a/Physical_Dates_for_Athletics.png" alt="physical dates for athletics" width="628" height="491" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="background-color:#00ff00;"><strong unselectable="on">NEW</strong></span><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on"> FINE ARTS</strong> </span> <br unselectable="on"><strong unselectable="on">Congratulations to the Katy ISD Young Artist Competition Winners!</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The students that were named “outstanding performer” participated in a recital held at Jordan HS on May15, 2022. This is a district wide state level contest where university professors evaluate and select the outstanding performers from the contest. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Fine Arts Signing Day</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Fine Arts Department hosted the inaugural Fine Arts Signing Day in the Jordan High School Performing Arts Center on May 15, 2022 for students who have committed to post-secondary education in the Visual and Performing Arts in college. Each student received a certificate of recognition for continuing in the arts. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Of the fine arts seniors who responded to an exit survey, over eighty are pursing fine arts majors, twenty-five are pursing fine arts minors, and an additional one hundred and thirty-one students are continuing in non-degree fine arts courses or activities. Over 2.7 million dollars in scholarships have been offered to fine arts students attending colleges this fall. Of note, thirty-one fine arts students are graduating in the top 10 at their campus further drawing the connection between fine arts and academic achievement. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">JH Band Camp, JH Choir Camp, & JH Orchestra Summer Camps</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD will be holding music camps this summer for current 6<sup unselectable="on">th</sup>, 7<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> and 8<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> graders in each fine art discipline. Information will be available through campus directors, as well as the camp registration tile in the District’s Pay ‘N’ Go app. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Spring Art Show Virtual Gallery is LIVE!</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Katy ISD Spring Art Exhibit is available to the public through July 30<sup unselectable="on">th</sup> by way of the <a href="https://tinyurl.com/2022SpringArtShow" unselectable="on">KISD Spring Art Virtual Gallery</a>. This virtual gallery highlights all PK-12 artwork that was displayed at this year's in-person Spring Art Show at the Merrell Center Arena. If you missed the in-person event, or just want to see all of the fabulous art again, check out the virtual gallery! </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Fine Arts Event Calendar</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">For a current list of fine arts performances, please click <a href="/dept/finearts/Pages/Calendar.aspx" unselectable="on">here</a> for information. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Note:</strong> For ticketed campus events, please contact the local campus or program. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">HIGH SCHOOL EXEMPTION CRITERIA</strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/57c7785324272efb477280ceaa22f025/image004.png" alt="exempt" width="283" height="170" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the <a href="https://mykaty.katyisd.org/LoginPolicy.jsp" unselectable="on">MyKaty Cloud</a> “Exemption Information” tile now available for quick and easy reference. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year and the reinstatement of the attendance requirement to exempt high school final exams, students are encouraged to review the 2022-2023 exemption criteria. 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). </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/6a88b6c8be424c9affa7c1d5c92fe2e6/scriborder_icon.JPG" alt="scriborder" width="133" height="132" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Current high school students and 2004 to present alumni students can request their high school transcript through <a href="https://katyisdtx.scriborder.com/" unselectable="on">ScribOrder</a>. Alumni prior to 2004 should reach out to the campus registrar to make a request. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SCHOOLINKS</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">SchooLinks is a college and career readiness platform that helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks is accessible to students in 6th - 12th grades, and their parents. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong> </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Build their Personal Graduation Plan </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create course plans based on career pathways </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Take virtual reality college campus tours </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Search for scholarships </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Learn about financial aid </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Find internship and volunteer opportunities </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Create digital portfolios / resumes </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Communicate with counselors </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Student Login:</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Students login to SchooLinks via MyKaty Cloud, then select SchooLinks logo. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Parent/Guardian Login: </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents/Guardians will have login access to SchooLinks at a later date. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit: </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="https://hello.schoolinks.com/" unselectable="on">https://hello.schoolinks.com/</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SE</strong><strong unselectable="on">CONDARY STUDENT</strong> <strong unselectable="on">EXTRA-CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION WAIVER</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/2b33f544d07547aef4dfc419626f5499/Picture2345.png" alt="Transportation Waiver" width="118" height="119" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Transportation Waiver is available to parents who wish to opt-out of District transportation services for secondary student extra-curricular activities. <strong unselectable="on">This opt-out option remains available through the end of the spring 2022 semester. </strong>The opt-out form can be accessed through MyKaty Cloud via the Transportation Waiver tile. </span></p> <p unselectable="on" style="text-align:center;"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ba8c9464906989960efdfb0ccd7f0924/Parent_Updates.JPG" alt="parent updates" width="699" height="88" unselectable="on" /></span> </p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">LIBRARY BOOK INFORMATION</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents of secondary students may be notified via email if their child checks out a Young Adult Fiction book from the campus library. This optional notification is available if a parent elected to receive the library notification when filling out the online Return to School Enrollment update in August. If a parent did not elect to receive the library notification, parents/guardians may contact <a href="mailto:Bookconcern@KatyISD.org" unselectable="on">Bookconcern@KatyISD.org</a> to make a change and request the notification.</span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/269f8e0077b23556f958434efd80cc30/onthego.png" alt="onthego" width="193" height="60" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Parents/guardians of elementary and secondary students may also download the <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpiNDFiYmQyMDFhZTM4ODcxZjQ2ZmVlOWFmYjQ1ZTBmZDo1OmVhMTU6OTQ0MDg2ZWExZGQxY2FjNzUwZTRlYWY5ZGM1MTM2NWI0ODU3NTc0ZGVmMTc5OGU2OTBlOTQwMWU1NGUwMjBhODpo" unselectable="on">Katy<em unselectable="on"> OnTheGo</em></a> app to review the books that their student has checked out. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">PARTNERS WITH PARENTS (PWP): INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE REVIEW REQUESTS</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/a86685ca826223d56f7585ad844a7c67/PWP.png" alt="PWP" width="120" height="119" unselectable="on" /></span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD values the continued partnership with our parents to ensure our students have access to the finest instructional resources available. The PWP Online Book Review app has been expanded to include review options for all Instructional Resources. Parents/Guardians with concerns regarding an Instructional Resource (i.e. Instructional Materials, Library Books, Internet/Online Materials) that may be in violation of Board Policy EF Local that pertains to the “pervasively vulgar" standard, are encouraged to fill out an online review form via the Partner with Parents (PWP) Instructional Resource Review app available on MyKaty cloud. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">To access the PWP app, l<a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/mykaty.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzpmZjI2ZTdjMTk4MTlmN2ZhYTZmYzI5OGIxNzU3YmQyYzo1OjU2NGM6NzY2Yzc2NTY0MTE4MDBlOWFjMDBkNDdiMDBkZTYyYjAyZTY4N2MzODI2NzYwMWRkZGY0NGYxY2I5MWFmMTg0NTpoOk4" unselectable="on">og in to MyKaty </a>using your Katy ISD ID number and password. Parents/guardians will use the same ID and password used to log into the Home Access Center (HAC). </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">DISTRICT OPERATIONAL STAFFING CHALLENGES </strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Katy ISD’s Operations Division, which consists of bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, skilled trades, and other essential staff, has been particularly hard hit by staffing shortages, with over a hundred existing vacancies. In result, parents may see minor adjustments to bus service, cafeteria menu options, and campus maintenance schedules when needed. Please know that our dedicated operations teams are making every effort to minimize the impact on these services. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">KATY ISD IS HIRING!</strong> <br unselectable="on"></span><strong unselectable="on">Bus drivers, food service, custodial, repair teams,</strong> <strong unselectable="on">teachers, aides, and more!: </strong><a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx" unselectable="on">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;">PARENT COMMUNITY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY</span></strong><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"> </span></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/39a4144588e6d3a821ed3f48c4d5caf7/CrimeStoppers.png" alt="crime stoppers" width="262" height="72" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Crime Stoppers Houston hosts the webinar series: S.A.V.E. (Safety Awareness. Valuable Education). This series serves as a platform for discussion on many topics that concern the safety of our schools and community. These topics include: mental health, human trafficking, social media and internet safety. Please see the link for upcoming webinars available throughout the month of January. <a href="https://crime-stoppers.org/events/2022-01/" unselectable="on">S.A.V.E. Webinar Series January</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;"><strong unselectable="on">CHILD FIND </strong> </span> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s school for more information about the Child Find process or click on the following link. </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> <a href="/dept/sped/Pages/Child%20Find.aspx" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Child Find Information Page</a> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN- updated 01/18/2022</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/ec540b6caab3692a7af7baecb0e44cad/SRTS_Plan.JPG" alt="safe return to school" width="275" height="48" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All District sites are at Stage 4 as outlined in the <a href="/returntoschool/Documents/SRTS_Plan.pdf" unselectable="on">Safe Return to School Plan Appendix A COVID-19</a>. Families are encouraged to review the <a href="https://gis.katyisd.org/covid/" unselectable="on">Katy ISD Dashboard</a> to monitor their child’s school and facility sites. Parents and guardians are reminded to please not send their child to school if they: </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Have COVID-19 symptoms </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Are test-confirmed for COVID-19 </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">Reminder: </strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Quarantine protocol for students who test positive is 10 days as per the Texas Education Agency (TEA) <a href="https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf" unselectable="on">Public Health Guidance</a> and the state Department of State Health Services (DSHS) <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/covid19readmission/" unselectable="on">COVID-19 School Readmission Criteria</a>. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Intermittent School to Home academic support continues to be available for students with extended medical absences. Please contact your child’s campus attendance clerk or Intermittent School to Home Facilitator for assistance. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">COVID-19 SELF REPORTING APP</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/f1fd600fc571d3f04830bdc13722e4ba/COVID_Self_Report.png" alt="covid reporting app" width="249" height="42" unselectable="on" /></span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Staff, students and parents are asked to self report if they have received a COVID-19 positive test result. The self-reporting system enables the District’s Emergency Operations Management team to notify individuals in Katy ISD buildings who may have been directly exposed to the person. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">STUDENT CLASSROOM & STUDENT PROGRAM NOTIFICATION OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> Parents will receive a notification if their child may have been in close contact with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive in their classroom or school program. Parents are encouraged to check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___http:/www.katyisd.org/___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjRkYTI6NmM2Mzg3ZTVlNWM4ZGEwMmM4MTRmNzU1MWU5NjQxYWYzMTVjZDIzNGIwYmE4MGZlZmIzYzNmMTI4MzYwNTFjODpo" unselectable="on">www.katyisd.org</a> to review the current active number of COVID-19 cases at their child’s campus. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">I</strong><strong unselectable="on">NTERMITTENT SCHOOL TO HOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY MEDICAL CONDITIONS</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support program remains available for eligible students.</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">“Intermittent School to Home” academic support is a mechanism by which online instruction can be provided to in-person students if two requirements are met: </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition, AND </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The total amount of remote conferencing “Intermittent School to Home” instruction does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year. </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">In addition, one of the following requirements must be met: </span></p> <ul unselectable="on"> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician. </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has a positive test result for a communicable disease. </span></li> <li unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The student has been identified as having been in close contact for COVID-19 </span></li> </ul> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Each campus will have an assigned employee to serve as an Intermittent School to Home Campus Facilitator to assist students. Please contact your child’s campus Intermittent School to Home Facilitator to request academic assistance with missed schoolwork. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="color:#ff0000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">HOMEBOUND SERVICES</strong> </span><br unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> The District’s homebound services may be an option for students with medical conditions which require in-home academic support for an extended amount of time. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s campus or click <a href="https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https:/www.katyisd.org/dept/sped/operatingguidelines/Documents/Homebound%20Brochure.pdf___.YXAzOmthdHlpc2QyOmE6bzo2ZGM5ZDJkYjE0MmE1MDk2NmQzNGUwNjliMDAzOTQ1ZDo1OjExNjY6MDI1NTUwNDVmNTEwMGFkMDUwMWI0NzAwYzk4OWUzNTcyNDNlODhkZmRhNWEzZmJmYTlmZGQ0ZjAwZmNiMzVkMDpo" unselectable="on">here</a> for information regarding homebound services. </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong unselectable="on">#OneKatyStrongerTogether</strong> </span></p> <p unselectable="on"><span unselectable="on" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> </div><p><br></p></div>
Class of 2022 Military EnlisteesClass of 2022 Military Enlistees<div class="ExternalClassDA7F36C3558D4FFBBB0CE27002688A20"><p>​Please join us in congratulating the students graduating with the Class of 2022 who have enlisted in the Armed Forces, or accepted positions with prestigious military academies across the U.S.</p><p>Katy HS:</p><ul><li>Delaney Lurlene Fraser, Navy</li><li>Jaye Riley, Air Force</li><li>Ja'Liyah Aareon Porter, Air Force</li><li>Andrew Jeremiah Servellon, Navy</li><li>Alexander Smit, Army</li><li>Doyle Piper Smith, Marines</li><li>Luke James Thompson, Marines</li><li>Jett Frank Vazquez, Navy<br></li></ul><p>Taylor HS:</p><ul><li>Anthony Acero-Cifuentes, Marines</li><li>Juliana Chavira, Naval Academy</li><li>Jose Eduardo Cruz, Air Force</li><li>Isaiah Benjamin Hinze, Navy</li><li>John Donald McAuliffe, Marines</li><li>Ezekiel Uriah Morado, Marines</li><li>Soohyeon Sean Noh, Air Force</li><li>Aiden James Walker, Marines<br></li></ul><p>Mayde Creek HS:</p><ul><li>Noora Al Awajeh, Marines</li><li>Ehian Jayden Baker, Marines<br></li><li>Kirsten Elizabeth Baxa, United States Naval Academy</li><li>Parker Kenneth Darlin, Marines</li><li>Emmely Anaylely Estrada, Marines</li><li>Hayden Thomas Fullem, United States Naval Academy</li><li>Freddy Giovanni Garcia, Navy</li><li>James O'Neal Mitchel, Marines</li><li>Kadin Mikhail Paul Modeste, Air Force</li><li>Kylie Nicole O'Dea, Navy</li><li>Ian James Phillips, Navy</li><li>Andre' Alexander Tapo Jr., Marines</li><li>Nicholas Dao Tran, Army</li><li>Abraham Salinas, Marines<br></li></ul><p>Cinco Ranch HS:<br></p><ul><li>Taylor Anthony Braud, Marines</li><li>Abraham Castillo, Coast Guard</li><li>Daniel Duran, Marines</li><li>Raymond Russell Farr, Marines</li><li>Tomas Alejandro Fuentes Malta, Marines</li><li>Ashton Howard Martin, Marines</li><li>Ezequiel Martinez Gutierrez, Army</li><li>Moises Seth Medina, Marines</li><li>Gabriel Lee Tan, Navy​<br></li></ul><p>Morton Ranch HS:</p><ul><li>​​Joshua Lutima Arroyo, Marines</li><li>Evan Jarren Blackshear-Webb, Navy</li><li>Kris Dillon Cervantes, Navy</li><li>Rachel Rae Cotter, Air Force</li><li>Fidel DeLeon II, Marines</li><li>Aidan Michael Smith, Marines</li><li>Blake Austin Valadez, Marines</li><li>John Wesley Walker Jr., Marines<br></li></ul><p>Seven Lakes HS:</p><ul><li>Alexander Franco Gonzalez, U.S. Military Academy at West Point</li><li>Pauline Seeyoung Jo, U.S. Military Academy at West Point </li><li>Andrea Tolentino, Navy</li><li>Gabrielle Louise Wahjosoedibjo, U.S. Military Academy at West Point<br></li></ul><p><br>Tompkins HS:<br></p><ul><li>​Lewis Richard Perkins, U.S. Military Academy at West Point</li></ul><p></p><p><br>Paetow HS:</p><ul><li>Thomas Cobos Bernal, Marines</li><li>Ethan Grace, Air Force</li><li>Adrian Fernandez, Marines</li><li>Sade Guerra, Navy</li><li>Andrew Munoz, Army</li><li>Jose Torres, Navy</li><li>Kerrym Truehill, Air Force Academy</li><li>Yesenia Vidal, Navy</li></ul><p><br></p></div>
Katy High School FFA Chapter Wins State Championship TitleKaty High School FFA Chapter Wins State Championship Title<div class="ExternalClass3C6C1A36E9714FCEB3B378DAB1E68342"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The Katy High School FFA Poultry team recently won the state championship title for the third time. During the Career Development Events (CDE) State Competition on April 30, the team won the poultry judging contest.  Additionally, 37 Katy ISD FFA teams competed at the state level. Sixteen teams earned Top 10 spots, seven placed in the Top 5 category and ultimately the Katy Tigers FFA took home the coveted championship title.  The team will participate in the National FFA Convention & Expo scheduled for October 26-29 in Indianapolis, Indiana.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The following FFA chapters placed in the Top 10:<br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Category<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">FFA Chapter</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Top 10 Placement</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Poultry</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy High School FFA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Seven Lakes High School FFA</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1<sup>st</sup> Place Championship<br> 8<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Floral</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Katy High School FFA</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2<sup>nd</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Vet Med</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:justify;">Taylor High School FFA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy High School FFA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mayde Creek High School FFA</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>2<sup>nd</sup> Place</p><p>4<sup>th</sup> Place</p><p>5<sup>th</sup> Place</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Horse</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Katy High School FFA</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Dairy Cattle</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Seven Lakes High School FFA</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Nursery/Landscape</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy High School FFA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jordan High School FFA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Taylor High School FFA</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>5<sup>th</sup> Place</p><p>8<sup>th</sup> Place</p><p>10<sup>th</sup> Place</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Land</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy High School FFA</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Cinco Ranch High School FFA</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>6<sup>th</sup> Place</p><p>10<sup>th</sup> Place</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:justify;">Farm Business</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Management</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Taylor High School FFA</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wildlife</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Katy High School FFA</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9<sup>th</sup> Place</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>“For the past five years, Katy ISD FFA chapters have earned 11 Texas FFA State Championships and three FFA National Championships,"  said David Laird, Katy ISD FFA Events Coordinator.  “Whether it's at local, state or national competition, students are challenged to develop critical thinking skills, practice teamwork and exercise communication amongst their chapters.  We are very proud of all Katy ISD FFA students," added Laird.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">CDE competition is designed to help its members prepare for a career in agriculture by testing and challenging their technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills, as well as their knowledge of the subject matter.  The Texas FFA is the nation's largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 154,000 active FFA members.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Katy%20FFA-%20Poultry%201st.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:354px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>​State Championship Winners</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>CDE State Competition</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Katy High School FFA Chapter</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>(Left to Right: Amber Hall, Kailey Kulhanek, Reagan Barnett, and Jaime Hahn)</em></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Names New Assistant Superintendent & Principals for 2022-2023 School YearKaty ISD Names New Assistant Superintendent & Principals for 2022-2023 School Year<div class="ExternalClassD492EB3C24194DC6984780024D836579"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">At the May Katy ISD board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved Dr. Emily Craig as the District's newest Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Leadership and Support.  Dr. Craig is replacing Jeff Stocks, who will be retiring at the end of the school year.  The Board also approved the naming of three new principals: Thea Wofford for Exley Elementary, Tanya Heard for Rylander Elementary and Jason Brown for Williams Elementary. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Emily Craig began her career as an English teacher in 1997 at Spring Forest Middle School in Spring Branch Independent School District.  That same year, she joined the Katy High School Tigers and in 2003, she became a counselor at Memorial Parkway Junior High (MPJH).  Five years later, she became assistant principal at WoodCreek Junior High and returned to MPJH in 2014, where she has since served as principal. Since taking the helm at MPJH, the campus has consistently been in the top 10 middle school rankings in the Houston area, according to Niche. Additionally, Dr. Craig was named the Katy ISD Principal of the Year in 2021 and serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP). Dr. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Auburn University, a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston in Victoria, and a principal certificate and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston in Clear Lake. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Thea Wofford is returning to Exley Elementary, where she started her educational career in 2005.  This time she's joining the Exley Express community as their new principal.  For Wofford, Katy ISD has always been home.  In 2016, she was named Assistant Principal at Alexander Elementary and in 2021 she joined Adams Junior High as their Assistant Principal.  Wofford holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Tanya Heard began her career as an educator in Florissant, Missouri in 1994, where she taught at both the elementary and junior high levels.  In 1998, she relocated to Texas where she took a position with Richardson Independent School District. Throughout her career, Heard has served as a Team Leader, science teacher, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Educational Instructional Technology Coordinator, Dean of Instruction and Assistant Principal at schools in the surrounding area. In 2020, Heard joined the Katy ISD Family as Assistant Principal at Mayde Creek High School.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Education and Biology from Monmouth College, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Missouri, a Master's in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in Dallas and a Master's in Education Administration from the University of Texas in Arlington.  She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Executive Leadership from Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jason Brown began his teaching career in 2003 in Alief ISD.  In 2007, he accepted a position as a fourth-grade teacher at Griffin Elementary in Katy ISD.  He quickly worked his way up to a leadership role and became the Assistant Principal at Exley Elementary in 2008.  He remained there for two years before being named Assistant Principal at Holland Elementary. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science in Design from Clemson University and a Master of Science in Educational Management from the University of Houston in Clear Lake. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​All individuals will assume their new roles this summer.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Emily%20Craig.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:358px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Emily Craig</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Leadership and Support</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Thea%20Wofford%207.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:296px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Thea Wofford</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal at Exley Elementary</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Tanya%20Heard%2012.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:394px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Tanya Heard</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal at Rylander Elementary</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Jason%20Brown%208.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:388px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Jason Brown</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Principal at Williams Elementary</em></p><p><br></p></div>

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