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Close Up TripClose Up Trip2021-10-15T15:52:00Z<div class="ExternalClass2129A99213974EECA6C9D32921ADFFF8"><p>​Are you interested in participating in the Close Up trip?<br></p><p><br></p><p>If so, please click on the grade level specific links below for more information.<br></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.flipsnack.com/closeupfoundation/fy22-katy-isd-brochure-final/full-view.html">7<span style="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> Grade</a></li><li> <a href="https://www.flipsnack.com/closeupfoundation/fy22-katy-isd-8th-grade-brochure-tp8wimkrzp/full-view.html">8<span style="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> Grade</a>​</li></ul><p><br></p><p>There will be a parent meeting on October 27th at 6:30 pm. Location is the ESC at the Katy Educational Support Complex.</p><p><br></p><p>6301 South Stadium Lane​<br><br></p><p><br></p><p><a href="https://www.flipsnack.com/closeupfoundation/fy22-katy-isd-8th-grade-brochure-tp8wimkrzp/full-view.html">​</a><br></p><p> </p><p><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Encouraging Families to Apply for National School Lunch Program Katy ISD Encouraging Families to Apply for National School Lunch Program 2021-09-15T14:27:33Z<div class="ExternalClassC93452D1CC014F13A50567D7F2EBE659"><p>Thousands of Katy ISD families are still eligible for free and reduced price benefits including discounted exam and course fees and reduced internet service costs. Those families who have not submitted their annual National School Lunch Program application are missing out on these and other benefits! <br></p><p>“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently providing free meals to all public school students because of the ongoing pandemic, though approximately 11,000 students who have not already submitted their meal application, are still eligible for a number of school related benefits," said Donna Pittenger, Executive Director of Katy ISD Nutrition and Food Service. “These include reduced SAT/ACT exam registration fees, discounts on home internet service, as well as discounted Katy ISD fine arts and athletic fees," added Pittenger.</p><p>Meal benefits applications for the 2021-2022 school year are available on the <a href="https://www.schoolcafe.com/katyisd" target="_blank">Katy ISD School Cafe</a>​. Families must submit a new meal benefits application each year, and only one application is required per household. The application should be completed by September 30 to take full advantage of all of the benefits.</p><p>For additional information about meal benefits, visit the <a href="https://katyisdfoodservices.com/" target="_blank">Katy ISD Nutrition and Food Service website</a>. <br></p></div>
Katy ISD Continues Legacy Parent Academy Forums with Topics That Impact StudentsKaty ISD Continues Legacy Parent Academy Forums with Topics That Impact Students2021-09-02T23:53:00Z<div class="ExternalClassBAA4C287542D4790BE68DB2A8E937CDC"><p><br></p><p><img src="/parents/PublishingImages/Legacy%20Parent%20Academy%20on%20White.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:183px;" /><br><br></p><p>Since its inception in September 2018, the Katy Independent School District Legacy Parent Academy has equipped parents with the information and tools needed to provide additional support to their child(ren) related to topics that are currently impacting them.  Informational sessions for the 2021-22 school year will include the following topics:<br></p><p> </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Date</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Session</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Location/Time</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">September 22, 2021</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">The Ugly Truth About Vaping*</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Legacy Stadium<br> 6 – 7 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">October 20, 2021</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Being an Upstander Against Bullying</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Legacy Stadium & Cinco Ranch High School<br> 6 – 7 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">November 10, 2021</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Human Trafficking Awareness*</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Legacy Stadium<br> 6 – 7 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">January 19, 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Finding Balance in Our Digital World</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Legacy Stadium & Cinco Ranch High School<br> 6 – 7 p.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">February 16, 2022</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Angst:  Raising Awareness Around Anxiety</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Legacy Stadium & Cinco Ranch High School</p><p>6 – 7 p.m.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:center;"><em>*The Ugly Truth About Vaping and Human Trafficking Awareness will be live-streamed and recorded. All sessions will be posted in English and Spanish on the Legacy Parent A</em><em>cademy webpage following each event.</em></p><p>“Legacy Parent Academy sessions are designed to focus on issues pertaining to the health and safety and emotional well-being of all learners," said Edie White, Coordinator for School Leadership and Support.  “Topics are selected based on the needs expressed by parents and in response to concerns the District sees on campuses and the community," added White.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Katy ISD looks forward to working with local media partners to promote and cover these sessions, which can be found on the district's <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/parents/Pages/Legacy-Parent-Academy.aspx">Legacy Parent Academy website</a>.  The first session “The Ugly Truth About Vaping" is on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Legacy Stadium.  </p><p> </p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Destination Imagination Teams Participate in Global TournamentKaty ISD Destination Imagination Teams Participate in Global Tournament2021-09-01T16:43:13Z<div class="ExternalClass3E0D2CC748954727A6AA6C4535C5600A"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Seventeen Katy Independent School District teams recently participated in the Destination Imagination (DI) Global Tournament and three groups earned medals for placing in one of the top five spots.  Beckendorff Junior High </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Flaw Law Fools Team </em><span style="text-align:justify;">won first place, while Hayes Elementary</span><em style="text-align:justify;"> Lights, Challenges, Action Team</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> and Beck Junior High </span><em style="text-align:justify;">FDI's Team</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> placed third.  Katy ISD students competed with teams from across the United States as well as China, Korea, Mexico, Canada and many other countries. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“As much as students wanted to gather together, due to safety precautions this year's global tournament was virtual, but it was great to see that this decision motivated participants to give their best efforts during the competition," said Joan Otten, Director of Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academics Department. “To see 17 Katy ISD teams headed to the global tournament is a true inspiration and speaks volumes of the talent in Katy ISD," added Otten.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The following teams also placed in their respective areas:<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Elementary:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>7<sup>th</sup> Place:  Five Leafed Clovers – Griffin Elementary</li><li>7<sup>th</sup> Place:  The Turtles from Salsa Lake – Alexander Elementary</li><li>14<sup>th</sup> Place:  DinoMite! – Exley Elementary</li><li>23<sup>rd</sup> Place:  Paws of Katy – Bryant Elementary</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Junior High:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>10<sup>th</sup> Place:  Fire Breathing Torpedoing Chickens – WoodCreek Junior High</li><li>12<sup>th</sup> Place:  The Ultimate Knights – Seven Lakes Junior High</li><li>14<sup>th</sup> Place:  Nerd Herd – Morton Ranch Junior High</li><li>25<sup>th</sup> Place:  The Senate – Beck Junior High</li><li>27<sup>th</sup> Place:  Glitter Chickens – Beck Junior High</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">High School:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>4<sup>th</sup> Place:  Mystical Pears – Tompkins High</li><li>6<sup>th</sup> Place:  24/7 Silly – Seven Lakes High</li><li>7<sup>th</sup> Place:  28 Eyes – Seven Lakes High </li><li>8<sup>th</sup> Place:  Houston We Have a Problem – Seven Lakes High and Beckendorff Junior High</li><li>22<sup>nd</sup> Place:  iSmart – Seven Lakes High</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Destination Imagination is a worldwide creative problem-solving organization that teaches students the skills needed to succeed in school, career and beyond.  Students use the creative process to turn their ideas into reality and learn valuable skills such as creative and critical thinking, team building, problem-solving and project management.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mhe2xgfzb5vz9x6/AABM8vJ34I2kzCKyGghKagI2a?dl=0">Photos of Destination Imagination Teams who earned medals</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces New Location for Free COVID-19 Testing CenterKaty ISD Announces New Location for Free COVID-19 Testing Center2021-08-30T19:24:51Z<div class="ExternalClassB85D3DD2CB9344788909D329F8FD27DD"><div class="ExternalClass32A5630CF81B450EA6B5516A88D67E10" style="text-align:left;"><p><span>As part of Katy Independent School District's proactive approach to mitigating the spread of COVID-19, beginning Monday, August 30, the District will transition its FREE rapid COVID-19 Testing Center to the Gary A. Voss Project Center located within the Agricultural Sciences Facility.  The testing center's address is:</span><br></p><p>Gary A. Vos Project Center</p><p>5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road</p><p>Katy, TX  77493</p><p>Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p><p>The FREE rapid COVID-19 test is for all enrolled Katy ISD students, as well as district employees and their dependents who are enrolled under the Katy ISD healthcare plan.  The free test is in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) COVID-19 Testing Project.  <br></p><p>“The process is quick and simple and both students and staff will receive their results within a matter of minutes," added Lance Nauman, Director of Katy ISD Risk Management.<br></p><p>Parental/Guardian permission, as well as a reservation, is required for all students who are below 18 years of age.  Permission slips will be available at the testing site and reservations should be made through the following link: <a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/73375d80fa1caefc06-week" target="_blank">https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/73375d80fa1caefc06-week</a><br></p><p>Additional questions related to this program can be submitted to <a href="mailto:COVID19Responses@katyisd.org">COVID19Responses@katyisd.org</a>.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # ​#<br></p><p><br></p></div></div>
Katy ISD Tops Forbes 2021 List of Best Texas EmployersKaty ISD Tops Forbes 2021 List of Best Texas Employers2021-08-27T20:45:47Z<div class="ExternalClassE2246C03C8B040FB801EF499DA701CFC"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District has once again earned a spot in the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Forbes List of Best Employers</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> in the state of Texas, coming in at #8.  Not surprisingly, Katy ISD was also the only school district in Texas to make the Top 10 list of employers along with renowned organizations such as NASA, Dell Technologies and Southwest Airlines, to name a few. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“From our teachers, administrators, operations and support staff, every member of the Katy ISD family strives daily to provide supportive and unparalleled learning experiences to the more than 87,000 students we serve," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools.  “They are the best staff I have ever had the privilege to work alongside.  It is our employees that truly makes Katy ISD such a special place," added Gregorski.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to develop its third annual list of </span><em style="text-align:left;">America's Best Employers by State</em><span style="text-align:left;">.  The list is divided into 51 rankings – one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia – and was compiled by surveying 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees.  Surveys were conducted from October 2020 to June 2021 and were anonymous, allowing participants to freely share their opinions. </span></p><p>This is the third consecutive year that Katy ISD has made the list.  To read the full Forbes article visit <a href="https://www.forbes.com/best-employers-by-state/#3503e3e1487a"><em>America's</em> <em>Best Employers by State for 2021</em></a><em>.</em></p><p><br></p></div>

Beckendorff Junior High

8200 South Fry Road

Katy, TX 77494

Principal: Mr. Paul Moussavi

Ph: 281.237.8800    Fax: 281.644.1635

School Hours:
       First Bell – 8:48 a.m.
       Tardy Bell – 8:55 a.m.
       Dismissal Bell – 4:05 p.m.

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