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Katy ISD Provides Free Summer Meals for Kids Beginning May 31https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1642Katy ISD Provides Free Summer Meals for Kids Beginning May 312022-05-27T20:09:27Z<div class="ExternalClass25C72D1203A84B9EAA6BD2ACFFFC0DF9"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">This summer, Katy ISD continues its commitment to ensuring all children in the Katy area have access to healthy, well-balanced meals through the Summer Meals Program. Beginning May 31 through July 28, designated Katy ISD schools will begin offering breakfast and/or lunch at no cost for kids 18 and younger. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Summer Meal Sites include:<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Summer%20Meals.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Summer meals will consist of a hot breakfast and/or lunch, which will be served in the school cafeteria area," said Nutrition & Food Service Executive Director Donna Pittenger.  “All meals must be eaten on the campus and parents are welcome to purchase a meal to enjoy with their children," added Pittenger.</p><p>​Children must be present to receive a meal and identification is not required. <br></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;">###<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Approves Employee Pay Increasehttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1638Katy ISD Board Approves Employee Pay Increase2022-05-26T19:48:02Z<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 Meethttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1637Katy ISD Earns Four State Championship Titles at UIL Track and Field Meet2022-05-24T19:58:58Z<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>
Senior Portraits for Class of 2023https://www.katyisd.org/campus/JHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=137Senior Portraits for Class of 20232022-05-19T19:17:17Z<div class="ExternalClass3CF33169AB2247B9B33524CDE52B7386"><p>Attention seniors, parents, and guardians: It is now time to schedule your senior portraits through Cady!</p><p>You must have your portrait taken by Cady to be in the yearbook. Take advantage of the limited-time promotion to receive a free scene when you schedule your session before the end of June.​</p><p>Please go to <a href="https://cady.com/schedule">cady.com/schedule</a><br></p><p><a href="https://cady.com/schedule"><img src="/campus/JHS/PublishingImages/cady.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:636px;height:347px;" />​</a><br></p><p><br><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Selects Officershttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1631Katy ISD Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Selects Officers2022-05-17T01:20:53Z<div class="ExternalClassBB75131F27414A5796632A675E2E69D3"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">At the May Regular Board Meeting, Katy ISD's newly elected Board members Lance Redmon and Victor Perez took the oath of office and were officially sworn in.  Redmon will continue serving in Position 2, while Perez will serve in Position 1. Immediately following the swearing-in of these two Trustees, both assumed their roles as members of the Board for the remainder of the Closed and Regular Board meetings. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Also, as is customary following Katy ISD Board elections, Trustees elected its slate of officers to serve for the upcoming school year.  Greg Schulte was elected as the 2022-2023 president, Lance Redmon as vice president and Ashley Vann as secretary. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“I feel humbled by the Board's trust in my leadership and thank them and our community for the confidence you have both instilled in me to continue as your school board president," said Greg Schulte, Board President at Katy ISD.  “It is an absolute privilege to serve the Katy ISD community and I look forward to working alongside the Trustees as we move into the 2022-2023 school year," added Schulte.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The Katy ISD Board of Trustees is the governing body that oversees and shapes district policies.  Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to leading an A+ school district.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/PublishingImages/Board%20Member%20Swear%20In%20May%2016,%202022%201.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:199px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Swearing-in of Victor Perez and Lance Redmon</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Greg%20Schulte-%20KISD%20BOD%20Dec%202020%20-%2009%20web.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Greg Schulte</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Redmon,%20Lance%20-%2009%205x7.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /></em> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Lance Redmon</em><br><em> Vice President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/Vann%20Web.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" />​</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Ashley Vann</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Secretary of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><br></em></p><p><br></p></div>
Summer School Credit Recovery Registrationhttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/JHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=135Summer School Credit Recovery Registration2022-05-03T15:03:48Z<div class="ExternalClassDA9A6A43427B42119DA782AF32072D0A"><p>​Katy Summer Academic Term (KSAT) registration is now open! Students who need to recover credit for a failed semester course will need to register by going to the summer school website: https://www.katyisd.org/dept/campusadmin/ksat/Pages/default.aspx<br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Recognizes Enrollment of 90,000th Studenthttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1598Katy ISD Recognizes Enrollment of 90,000th Student2022-03-04T21:57:17Z<div class="ExternalClassD947E1AEF9894BD7B5F771B27A67F69D"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">This week, Katy ISD reached a monumental milestone with the enrollment of its 90,000</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> student. The student, Mayde Creek Elementary first-grader Jenna Mohamed Elshantaf, was surprised in her classroom by her family, Superintendent Ken Gregorski and other District officials. The surprise announcement also included balloons, several Katy ISD gifts and a “90,000</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> student" t-shirt that she wore proudly. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“When we decided to move to Texas, friends of ours told us that Katy ISD was a great school district and it had the best schools, so that's one of the reasons why we are here," said Asma Alhabahbeh, Jenna's mother. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">When Jenna's family moved to Texas from New Jersey, enrolling their daughter in Katy ISD was their top priority.  As the fifth-largest and one of the fastest-growing school districts in the State of Texas, Katy ISD remains a leader in educational excellence.  Its outstanding academic record, award-winning educators and staff members, as well as its commitment to providing unparalleled learning experiences continues to attract families from across the nation.   <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“We can't celebrate the enrollment of our 90,000<sup>th</sup> student without also recognizing the immense growth we're experiencing," said Katy ISD Superintendent Ken Gregorski.  “As families continue to move to the area, it's important that Katy ISD be prepared to serve them.  Thanks to our voter-approved 2021 Bond, the District is able to provide the facilities and resources needed to prepare all students for the future," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The District's northwest quadrant continues to experience robust growth, including large neighborhoods and commercial developments.  Katy ISD recently opened its newest junior high school, Haskett Junior High, in the area and is expected to add three additional elementary schools, one junior high, one high school and a transportation and maintenance facility in the next few years.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/90K%20student%20MCE%20(51).JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​<a href="https://vimeo.com/684778122">Video of 90,000 student celebration for newscasts</a> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qk34zksjso7oj77/AAAQF7UST-E7z8BYr8YlMvdGa?dl=0">Photo Gallery of 90,000 student celebration</a> <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Celebrates "Of the Year" Employeeshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1596Katy ISD Celebrates "Of the Year" Employees2022-03-03T23:24:17Z<div class="ExternalClass9D98DE49C57C404C8CA84C3FCBDD6C43"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Each year, Katy ISD recognizes its “Of the Year" employees for their contributions to student instruction and support services. The recognitions include various categories ranging from teaching and learning to District operations. These individuals go above and beyond to demonstrate leadership and dedication to Katy ISD students, staff and the community.  Top honors include the elementary and secondary Principals of the Year, Teachers of the Year and Rookie Teachers of the Year.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Principals of the Year: </span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Kelly Ricks – Wolman Elementary School</li><li>Dr. Melinda Stone – Taylor High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Teachers of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Tasha McDonald – Rylander Elementary School</li><li>Daxus Nesossi – Paetow High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Districtwide Rookie Teachers of the Year:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Hailey Burgower – Memorial Parkway Elementary School</li><li>John Shaw – Seven Lakes Junior High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">“These educators were selected by their peers and community for making meaningful contributions in their classrooms and campuses," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools at Katy ISD.  “They are committed to personal and professional growth, and have demonstrated a dedication to inspiring students and colleagues to continually grow and learn," added Gregorski.</p><p>All Katy ISD “Of the Year" employees will be recognized at a Districtwide ceremony on April 21. Additionally, the Principals of the Year, along with campus administrators from school districts in the surrounding area, will be recognized at the Region 4 Principal Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 7 at Westin Oaks Hotel in the Galleria.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1p2a2l3opmst8ep/AAAiKZ6OqJYHm1hVggKaR9v0a?dl=0">Photo Gallery:  Of the Year Employees</a> <br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD FFA Auction Brings in Over $815Khttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1592Katy ISD FFA Auction Brings in Over $815K2022-02-25T17:25:28Z<div class="ExternalClassE00E2A894D504A6996BB86BABA6D2040"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">The 2022 Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show auction totals have officially been announced.  Student livestock projects raised a record $815,480.  This year's livestock show consisted of over 450 student exhibitors.  Top auction winners included:</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Rabbits</strong></span>:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Grand Champion, Mary Haseltine, Tompkins High School                                       $6,500</li><li>Reserve Champion, Aubrey Elston, Katy High School                                             $5,500</li><li>Grand Champion Showman, Jan Betancourt, Cinco Ranch High School                $3,000</li><li>Reserve Champion Showman, Ella Mirabelli, Cinco Ranch High School                 $1,700</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Broilers</strong></span>:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Grand Champion, Kasen Colvin, Katy High School                                                  $16,000</li><li>Reserve Champion, Madelyn Roxburgh, Taylor High School                                   $6,000</li><li>Grand Champion Showman, Claire Butler, Taylor High School                                $2,500</li><li>Reserve Champion Showman, Jamie Hahn, Katy High School                                $2,700</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Goats</strong></span>:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Grand Champion, Samantha Crumrin, Tompkins High School                                 $7,000</li><li>Reserve Champion, Tabitha Jarrell, Taylor High School                                          $6,999</li><li>Grand Champion Showman, Ja'Loni Haden, Mayde Creek High School                 $4,000</li><li>Reserve Champion Showman, McKenna Guyton, Cinco Ranch High School        $3,000</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Lambs</strong></span>:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Grand Champion, Grayson Schneider, Taylor High School                                      $7,500</li><li>Reserve Champion, Melanie Carcamo, Morton Ranch High School                        $6,500</li><li>Grand Champion Showman, Grayson Schneider, Taylor High School                     $7,500</li><li>Reserve Champion Showman, Julissa Umanzor, Paetow High School                   $5,000</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Swine</strong></span>:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Grand Champion, Trinity Reagan, Katy High School                                                 $12,000</li><li>Reserve Champion, Caroline DeBou, Cinco Ranch High School                             $7,000</li><li>Grand Champion Showman, Kennedy McDonald, Cinco Ranch High School        $6,500</li><li>Reserve Champion Showman, Abbey Boeker, Jordan High School                         $3,500</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Steers</strong></span>:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Grand Champion, Abigale Dilday, Taylor High School                                              $20,000</li><li>Reserve Champion, Eric Scott, Morton Ranch High School                                     $12,000</li><li>Grand Champion Showman, Lauren Sapp, Cinco Ranch High School                    $10,500</li><li>Reserve Champion Showman, Garrett Skinner, Cinco Ranch High School            $9,000<br></li></ul><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/THS_Abigale%20Dilday.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" />​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Taylor High School Sophomore Abigale Dilday</em><br><em>Top Auction Winner</em><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Wins State Championship Titles in Swimming and Wrestlinghttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1590Katy ISD Wins State Championship Titles in Swimming and Wrestling2022-02-24T19:36:37Z<div class="ExternalClass7B518701E74240808EA0032BFB26DF00"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">It's been a week of recognitions for Katy ISD, as four student-athletes earned state championship titles in swimming and wrestling.  Katy ISD students represented the District well during UIL State Competitions for both sports and ultimately took home gold medals for their hard work. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">At the boys and girls Texas Swim and Dive Meet that took place at the University of Texas in Austin, many athletes earned Top 6 hardware, but Jordan High School (JHS) sophomore Kaeli White made it to the top spot and was named the champion in the Girls 200 Freestyle Category.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Since the start of the season, Kaeli has dedicated herself to improving her skill.  During the state competition, she swam fantastically and made every point count," said JHS Swim Coach Scott Slay.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">At the Berry Center in Cypress, where the State Wrestling Meet took place, several Katy ISD wrestlers set out to overcome some of the best athletes in the State of Texas.  After several rounds, sophomore Garrett McChesney from Jordan High School, senior Michael Bone from Taylor High School and junior Rodney Trotter from Katy High School earned the coveted Championship Title for their respective weight class.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​“These students went into each round fully confident that they could win BIG and they did!," said Taylor High School Wrestling Coach Todd Hart.  “Whether it's on the mat or in the classroom, they are known for their commendable discipline and commitment to excel in whatever they set their mind to," added Hart.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/PublishingImages/JHS_Swim_Kaeli%20White.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:467px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Kaeli White - Swim/Dive Champion</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Jordan High School</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/JHS_Wrestling_Garrett%20McChesney.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:533px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Garrett McChesney - Wrestling Champion</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Jordan High School</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/THS_Wrestling_Michael%20Bone%20(3).jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:301px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Michael Bone - Wrestling Champion</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Taylor High School​</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/KHS_Wrestliong_Rodney%20Trotter%20(3).jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:604px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Rodney Trotter - Wrestling Champion</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Katy High School</em><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Academic Teams Advance to State Competitionshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1583Katy ISD Academic Teams Advance to State Competitions2022-02-18T17:27:50Z<div class="ExternalClass6FAAB9BE453D48ABACB3B72517138765"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">After months of rigorous studying and preparation, eight Katy ISD Academic Decathlon teams are headed to the Texas Academic Decathlon Event on February 24-27.  This year, the comp</span><span style="text-align:justify;">etition will take place in two cities.  Taylor, Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes, Katy, Morton Ranch and Paetow high schools will each send a team of nine students to San Antonio, Texas, while Tompkins and Jordan high schools will compete in Frisco, Texas.  A total of 80 high schools will be competing during the events in hopes of obtaining gold, silver and/or bronze recognitions, as well as honorable mentions in distinct categories. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“The curriculum, provided by the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) changes every year and includes roughly 1,000 pages of high-level curriculum covering Math, Music, Economics, Science, Literature, Art and Social Studies," said Dr. Joan Otten, director of Katy ISD Gifted & Talented and Advanced Academics.  “To be part of a decathlon team speaks volumes of a student's dedication in overcoming challenges of high-level academic tasks," added Otten.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​As part of the competition, students will also prepare and deliver a memorized speech, give an impromptu presentation, participate in a sit-down interview with three judges and write a 50-minute paper. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> The Texas Academic Decathlon Event is the second-largest academic program in the nation, where students have the opportunity to be one of the beneficiaries of $200,000 in scholarships.  Based on a point system, the highest-scoring team then advances to represent Texas at the United States Academic Decathlon competition which will be held virtually. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Click <a href="https://www.txacadec.org/">Texas Academic Decathlon</a> for additional information. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/CRHS_Academic%20Decathlon%20Team.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:533px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Cinco Ranch High School<br></em><em>Decathlon Team</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/PublishingImages/JHS_Academic%20Decathlon%20Team.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Jordan High School</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Decathlon Team</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/KHS_Academic%20Decathlon%20Team.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:269px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Katy High School<br></em><em>Decathlon Team<br><br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> </em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/MRHS_Academic%20Decathlon%20Team.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /><br>Morton Ranch High School<br></em><em>Decathlon Team</em> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><img src="file:///C:/Users/C1660359/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image011.jpg" alt="" style="width:461px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/PHS%20Academic%20Decathlon.jpeg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" /><br>Paetow High School</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Decathlon Team<br></em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> </em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/SLHS_Academic%20Decathlon%20Team.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:224px;" />Seven Lakes High School</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Decathlon Team</em></p><img src="file:///C:/Users/C1660359/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image015.jpg" alt="" style="width:415px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/THS_Academic%20Decathlon%20Team.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" /><br>Taylor High School</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> Decathlon Team</em><em> </em><br></p><img src="file:///C:/Users/C1660359/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image017.jpg" alt="" style="width:353px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img src="/PublishingImages/OTHS_Academic%20Decathlon%20Team.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" /><br>Tompkins High School<br></em><em>Decathlon Team</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br><br></p></div>
Three Katy ISD High Schools Earn College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Awardhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1578Three Katy ISD High Schools Earn College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award2022-02-07T17:53:24Z<div class="ExternalClassA20C8AE399FF468FBF40C1394719C984"><p><span style="text-align:justify;"> Katy ISD's Morton Ranch High School (MRHS), Taylor High School (THS) and Jordan High School (JHS) recently earned the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles (CSP).  Over 1,000 schools in total were acknowledged by the College Board for encouraging and fostering female student enrollment and success in computer science courses.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">All three high schools, out of 760 schools in the AP CSP category, were recognized for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2020-21 school.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">These educational institutions achieved either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses (CSP and CSA - Computer Science A) or had a percentage of the female computer science exam takers meeting or exceeding that of the school's female population during this academic year.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over the past five years, female participation in computer science courses has increased by 17% at MRHS and 36% at THS.  This past year was JHS's first time participating in the two AP computer science courses.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​“Katy ISD is thrilled to congratulate the female AP computer science students and teachers at these three campuses for seeking opportunities in computer science education," said Dr. Joan Otten, director of the Katy ISD Gifted & Talented (GT) and Advanced Academics Department.  “The District looks forward to seeing these young women and others pursue and achieve success in computer science education and careers," added Otten. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to <a href="https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-computer-science-principles/ap-csp-research-findings?SFMC_cid=EM658447-&rid=47577683">College Board research</a>, female students who take AP CSP are likely to enroll in AP CSA in high school and are more than five times as likely to major in computer science in college, compared to female students of similar background and academic preparation.  Additionally, this category serves as a stepping stone to other advanced AP STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) coursework.  These findings highlight the importance of schools nationwide achieving gender parity in AP computer science classrooms.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/PublishingImages/AP%20Computer%20Science%20Class%20Photo%20Feb.%203,%202022%2027.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>​Jordan High School</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Current Female Students in AP Computer Science Class</em></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Celebrates Winter Graduationhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1566Katy ISD Celebrates Winter Graduation2022-01-21T16:35:25Z<div class="ExternalClass29B60D5916C640AEB6ED3DC6E2D62914"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">High School Graduation is considered one of the most important milestones in a student's life, oftentimes described as a “rite of passage" to the next chapter in the graduate's journey.  Last night Katy ISD hosted the annual winter graduation ceremony honoring 105 seniors ready to begin the next chapter by pursuing a college or career path.  Seniors may elect to graduate mid-year for a variety of reasons and Katy ISD is proud to recognize their achievement.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“There are a variety of reasons why seniors elect to graduate mid-year.  Mid-year graduates may desire to enter the workforce immediately, enroll in college or a technical school for the spring or join the military, said Ronnie Edwards, Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Support.   “Campus counselors and college & career facilitators are instrumental in advising students how to graduate mid-year if this is one of their goals" added Edwards. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Over the past two years, the Class of 2021 has faced much adversity, yet has consistently demonstrated strength and resilience," said Ashley Vann, Katy ISD Board Trustee.  “They have learned remarkable academic and life lessons, and overcome challenges culminating in moments of triumph," added Vann. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Congratulations to our Class of 2021 winter graduates!<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzzqXG">Pictures of the Winter Graduation Ceremony</a><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><br></p></div>
Katy Virtual School Registration Opens Soonhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1562Katy Virtual School Registration Opens Soon2022-01-18T21:44:16Z<div class="ExternalClass36F0F4C11A1C443C80C82BEC723D5643"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">For some Katy ISD soon to be 9</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> through 12</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> grade students, supplemental virtual classes are an excellent option for earning graduation credits and expanding learning opportunities.  On Tuesday, February 1, Katy Virtual School (KVS), a paid, supplemental online course program, will begin registration for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters</span><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“This paid, supplemental virtual model of e-learning is in high demand with our high school students because it supports graduation plans and delivers quality instruction to Katy ISD learners, outside of normal school hours," said Susan Richards, Katy ISD Instructional Technology e-Learning Manager. “KVS courses support students who need a flexible schedule to participate in programs during the school day. It's an excellent opportunity for students," added Richards.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">KVS offers a wide range of courses from Creative Writing, AP Art History, English III, World Geography, Economics, Psychology and more. There are over 45 Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program (KAP) and academic level courses available to students with additional opportunities being added each year.  Most KVS courses are $200 per semester. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over 4,000 high school students enroll in the District's KVS program each year.  Since its launch in 2013, the primary goal of KVS is to offer choice and flexibility in challenging online courses developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information, students can visit with their campus counselor, email KVS at <a href="mailto:katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org">katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org</a> or visit the <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/technology/instructionaltechnology/katyonline/Pages/Katy-Virtual-School.aspx">Katy ISD Virtual School</a> website. ​<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/KVS%20transparent.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:132px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Launches Spring Community Education Courseshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1556Katy ISD Launches Spring Community Education Courses2022-01-03T20:08:19Z<div class="ExternalClass821775789D86435A892A023252EAA462"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar, maybe take some computer skills classes, or learn how to dance salsa?  If so, look no further!  Spring enrollment has begun for a variety of Katy Independent School District Community Education classes which aim to provide participants the opportunity to build expertise, learn a different skill or enjoy a new activity. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">With a variety of topics and options, the Community Education courses at Katy ISD provide the general public with learning opportunities that include self-improvement, enrichment, recreation, professional skills courses and best of all, an opportunity to make new friends.  Spring semester classes take place at various Katy ISD high schools during evening hours, and interested individuals can view course availability through the Katy ISD <a href="/dept/ce/Documents/Community_Education_Catalog.pdf">Community Education Spring 2022 Online Course Catalog.</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“For over 30 years, the Katy ISD Community Education Program has grown to include almost 2,000 participants per semester," said Karen Lewis, Director of Internal & Community Relations.  “We have found that many participants who take a course, return in following semesters to take more classes," added Lewis.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Registration is available online. Everyone is invited to register for classes, even if you live outside of the Katy ISD district. Certificates of completion are issued for most classes. For questions, call the Community Education Department at 281-396-6365. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Approves 2023-2024 Instructional Calendarhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1552Katy ISD Approves 2023-2024 Instructional Calendar2021-12-14T15:11:31Z<div class="ExternalClassBE5366FB6ADC4E28A3343E0D452D08EC"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">During tonight's Katy Independent School District monthly board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the instructional calendar for the 2023-2024 academic year.  The calendar includes the following highlights:</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Wednesday, August 16, 2023:  First Day of School</li><li>Friday, May 17, 2024:  Last Day of School for Seniors</li><li>Thursday, May 23, 2024:  Last Day of School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">“Every fall Katy ISD seeks community feedback for the development of future instructional calendars," said Sherri Ashorn, Discipline and SHARS Administrator.  “Through a community survey sent out in November, participants provided input indicating this calendar as the favorable option," added Ashorn.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As a District of Innovation, authorized under House Bill 1842, Katy ISD has the flexibility to obtain exemptions from certain provisions in the Texas Education Code that allow changes to the instructional calendar.  The approved calendar also provides teachers two professional development days in August 2023 as well as five additional days of professional learning throughout the school year.  Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday and Memorial Day are District holidays.  Katy ISD will continue providing a full week off for Thanksgiving, two weeks for Christmas and New Year's, as well as one week off for Spring Break. <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/2023-24%20Instructional%20Calendar%20-%20Option%20A%20-%20DOI.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:777px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Memorializes Teacher Achievements with Brick Unveilinghttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1548Katy ISD Memorializes Teacher Achievements with Brick Unveiling2021-12-08T15:22:12Z<div class="ExternalClass313EFEE14C6A41A282D3F2939F5DBCBC"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District's annual tradition of celebrating the talents and dedication of its Campus Teachers of the Year continued this fall at Katy Heritage Park where the names of 143 teachers were etched into bricks that pave the site. Yesterday evening, the District and local event sponsors, hosted a brick unveiling ceremony where hundreds gathered to recognize their remarkable accomplishments.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“We honor the achievements of these outstanding educators who have made significant contributions to our schools, students and families as they navigated COVID-19, the deep freeze and other challenges these past two years," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools at Katy ISD.  “These teachers have shown phenomenal fortitude, perseverance, creativity, adaptability and leadership as well a sense of strength and stability in these tumultuous times," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The brick unveiling event honors not only Katy ISD Campus Teachers of the Year, but the Katy community as well. The bricks at Katy Heritage Park serve as a permanent tribute to the decades of unparalleled learning experiences provided across more than 70 Katy ISD campuses.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Venus Construction, Modern Pest Control and the Katy Heritage Society sponsored the occasion and provided the space for the bricklaying. The Cinco Ranch High School Bravo Show Choir also performed at the ceremony.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This year's event recognized the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Katy ISD Campus Teachers of the Year.  The 2019-2020 event was delayed due to COVID-19. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​<a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/scjb1qfqv0qbbdk/AACmw6IcZHjh_QaHzcC9br8ba?dl=0">Photo Gallery of the Campus Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</a> <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Teacher%20of%20Year%20Brick%20Ceremony%20Dec.%207,%202021%2038.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Teacher%20of%20Year%20Brick%20Ceremony%20Dec.%207,%202021%2047.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p><br></p></div>
AP Exam Sign Uphttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/JHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=64AP Exam Sign Up2021-09-30T16:34:15Z<div class="ExternalClass8A5F60A100C94F3CB3E6DFF0A66D8CDA"><p><strong>​<a href="https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/440553">TOTAL REGISTRATION WEBSITE (Link)</a></strong><br></p><p><strong>REGISTRATION OPENS</strong> Monday, September 27, 2021, 7:00 a.m.</p><p><strong>REGISTRATION CLOSES </strong>Sunday, October 24, 2021, 11:59 p.m.</p><p><strong>COST: </strong>$100 per exam ($150 for AP Seminar or AP Research exam)</p><p><strong>FREE/REDUCED LUNCH COST:</strong> $25 per exam (plus TR convenience fee) ($73 got AP Seminar or AP Research plus TR convenience fee)<br></p><p><strong>QUESTIONS:</strong></p><p>See <a href="/campus/JHS/Pages/contact.aspx?ename=TanyaAMarshall&dname=Tanya%20Marshall">Mrs. Marshall</a> or <a href="/campus/JHS/Pages/contact.aspx?ename=GregorySLittle&dname=Gregory%20Little">Mr. Little</a> in the Counselor’s Office.<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>AP Exam-Only Registration</strong><br></p><p>Students who are not currently enrolled in an AP class here at Jordan High School but who would like to take an AP exam for a course offered at JHS will need to complete <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=4oq7MOZb2Ea0iUk_U8HEZTT5wVrsic1Ll9sihPj1-sNUNjE0RE5RMEJINFZZQkpLWUZWNUtBVUMxSi4u&qrcode=true&wdLOR=cB92DAACD-C614-4965-982B-C4686E9C89C3"><strong>this form</strong></a>.​​​<br></p></div>
Exam Exemptions 2021-2022https://www.katyisd.org/campus/JHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=58Exam Exemptions 2021-20222021-09-23T16:17:07Z<div class="ExternalClassDF17FCC0325C441A82FADFB2EC84F316"><p>​Semester exam exemptions will be offered during Fall & Spring Semesters for the 2021–2022 school year. <a href="/campus/JHS/Documents/Exam%20Exemption%20Procedures%20for%202021-22.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to see the semester exemption requirements.</a><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Tops Forbes 2021 List of Best Texas Employershttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1490Katy 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>
JHS Traffic Flow Information: Please Watch: Jordan HShttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/JHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=43JHS Traffic Flow Information: Please Watch: Jordan HS2021-08-17T16:05:35Z<div class="ExternalClass017CC499FCA5493E8BA76DB1219B068C"><p>​We are excited for the new school year and to welcome our Warriors into the building! In order to keep our students safe, please take the time to watch the video below regarding traffic flow at Jordan HS for arrival and dismissal. The video is best viewed full screen. Thank you.<br></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XXX4DL0PjjI" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><p><br></p></div>
​Katy ISD Safety Protocols - March 2 Updatehttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1419​Katy ISD Safety Protocols - March 2 Update2021-03-03T20:03:02Z<div class="ExternalClass27EA7D85C388466BAB49D752477F8E57"><p>Today Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order pertaining to the opening of Texas, which becomes effective on March 10, 2021.  Katy ISD is in the process of reviewing the order and awaiting updated public health guidance from the Texas Education Agency.<br></p><p>At this time Katy ISD continues to follow TEA's guidance concerning school COVID-19 safety practices, which includes the wearing of masks, frequent hand washing, and social distancing to mitigate spread and protect the health and safety of students and staff. <br></p><p>We appreciate our parents and employees' questions and concerns, and encourage you to email inquiries to <a href="mailto:COVID19responses@katyisd.org">COVID19responses@katyisd.org</a> or call (281) 396-7499.  A member of the Katy ISD team will be in contact with you shortly.  <br></p><p>Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate the evolving guidance and updates concerning COVID-19.<br></p><p>Katy ISD<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Campus Team Sports Ticketing Guidelineshttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/JHS/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=36Katy ISD Campus Team Sports Ticketing Guidelines2021-01-21T20:19:57Z<div class="ExternalClass13B6ACB1DD1C478B8E96CC13F15306FA"><div style="text-align:center;"></div><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Katy ISD Campus Team Sports Ticketing Guidelines </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Basketball / Soccer / Softball / Baseball</strong></p><p>(Updated Wednesday, December 20, 2020)</p><p>Every effort is being made to ensure parents continue to have an opportunity to attend their child’s game or performance, all while remaining as safe as possible.  To purchase tickets and/or be granted admission to Katy ISD athletic event, spectators must meet one of the following requirements:</p><div><p><strong>(1) BE THE PARENT OF AN ATHLETE & POSSESS A PARENT CARD</strong></p><ul><li>Each participating coach will submit a roster with the names of all athletes in the program to be placed at the ticket table.</li><li><strong>For each athlete on the roster, his/her family will be allowed to PURCHASE up to (4) tickets with their Parent Card.  </strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Parent Cards will NOT be accepted if presented by anyone but the athlete’s parent or guardian</span>.  *Families larger than 4 will be sold tickets, but this is intended to apply to parents and immediate family ONLY. <em> (If an additional Parent Card is needed for a family in a divorced/separated situation, please contact the child’s head coach.)</em></li><li>Students will only be admitted if accompanied by an athlete’s parent or a pass holder and the student is provided (1) of the (4) purchased tickets.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">We DO NOT sell single student tickets</span>.</li><li>One of the ticket sellers will record the number of tickets sold to each player’s family by using tally marks on the rosters, while the second ticket taker will collect money and hand out tickets.<br></li></ul><p><strong>(2) POSSESS A KATY ISD-APPROVED PASS</strong><br></p><div><p><strong>*The pass holder may or may NOT be a parent.*</strong></p><ul><li>19-6A or 19-5A District Pass (will admit up to four).</li><li>Booster Club Pass (will admit holder ONLY).</li><li>Staff ID (will admit holder ONLY).</li><li>KISD Gold Card (will admit holder plus one, two total).</li><li>Media and college recruiters will only be allowed with credentials.</li></ul><p><em>*Scouting by outside district coaches will be allowed with prior approval. Limited to 3 Scouts.</em><br></p><div><p><em>*All outside entities wishing to gain admission must have prior approval from Katy ISD Athletics.   </em></p><p>All capacity limits are still in effect.  Non-district visiting teams will be expected to follow the same ticket purchase protocol.  The non-district visiting teams will be provided the ticket purchase plan before the scheduled event.</p><p>Thank you for your support of Katy ISD Athletics!</p><p>Lance Carter<br>281-396-2789</p><p>Kyle Green<br>281-396-7783</p><p>Justin Landers<br>281-396-7797</p><p>Debbie Decker<br>281-396-7785<br></p><p>Pat Dowling<br>281-396-7782<br></p></div></div></div></div>


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