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It's Rodeo Time! The 79th Annual Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show Kicks Off SoonIt's Rodeo Time! The 79th Annual Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show Kicks Off Soon2022-01-24T15:13:08Z<div class="ExternalClassEB3191A380944910A01BE954F9A50B3A"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">For 79 years now, the Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show has provided opportunities for students to develop and showcase their talents in a diverse range of agricultural pathways.  This year, the District is excited to once again partner with the Katy Rodeo Committee to continue this tradition during the week of February 15-19 at the Agricultural Sciences Center.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Students will compete in categories including steers, goats, lambs, hogs, broilers and rabbits.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“We have over 450 FFA students participating in our livestock show. These students, with the support of their agriculture teachers, have put in a tremendous amount of time and effort with their animal projects. It takes commitment from not only the students but also their family, as these animals require care throughout the year," said Dr. Sarah Martin, Director of Career & Technical Education.  “The 'prize' is not limited to placing within your class, earning a buckle or a spot in the auction. It is the overall experience our students have from selection to show. This year is extra special as we will also formally dedicate the Gary A. Vos Project Center prior to the live auction. We are excited to honor the tradition of FFA and the people who have made this program the best in the state," added Martin.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Katy ISD FFA events and activities have continued to provide students with opportunities to grow and develop leadership skills.  The public can support Katy ISD FFA students through auction and barn sale purchases along with add-on donations via in-person or online.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:        </strong><strong>    <br></strong><strong>79</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> Annual Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show & Katy Rodeo</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>         <br>Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Center<br>5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road<br>Katy, TX  77493</p><p><strong>When:         <br> </strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tuesday, February 15, 2022</strong></span></p><p>4 p.m.             Swine Weigh-In       <br>5 p.m.             Broiler Show            </p><p><strong></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday, February 16, 2022</strong></span></p><p>10 a.m.           Special Rodeo         <br>7 a.m.             Broiler Barn Sale<br>2 p.m.             Rabbit Show<br>3 p.m.             Steers, Goats & Lambs Weigh-In</p><p> <strong>Thursday, February 17, 2022<br></strong>7 a.m.             Rabbit Barn Sale<br>8 a.m.             Swine Show            <br>1 p.m.             Steer Show  <br>7 p.m.             Rodeo Performance</p><p><b style="text-decoration-line:underline;">​Friday, February 18, 2022</b><b><u><br></u></b>7 a.m.             Swine & Steer Barn Sale<br>8 a.m.             Goat Show                           <br>10 a.m.           Lamb Show<br>1 p.m.             Auction Sale Meeting                                 <br>5 p.m.             Goat & Lamb Barn Sale<br>7 p.m.             Rodeo Performance</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Saturday, February 19, 2022<br></strong></span>7 a.m.             All Species Barn Sale        <br>9:30 a.m.        Katy Rodeo Parade            <br>11 a.m.           Buyers' Luncheon (By Invitation Only)                <br>1 p.m.             Live Auction <br>7 p.m.             Rodeo Performance           </p><p>For additional information:<br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><a href="/dept/cte/Pages/Katy-ISD-FFA-Livestock-Show-.aspx">Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show</a></li><li><a href="http://katyrodeo.org/index">Katy Rodeo</a></li></ul><p><br></p></div>
Katy Virtual School Registration Opens SoonKaty 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 Preview Nights Offer Inside Look into Career & Technical CareerKaty ISD Preview Nights Offer Inside Look into Career & Technical Career2022-01-10T16:58:14Z<div class="ExternalClassFAD608FFC6B64C5CBDF6D6546D1DF947"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD students interested in enrolling and learning about car</span><span style="text-align:justify;">eer and technical (CTE) courses, will have the opportunity to attend upcoming Preview Night events hosted by Miller Career & Technology Center (MCTC).  Due to large attendance in past years, MCTC will offer two opportunities to visit the facility.  The event for students in grades 9-11, and their parents, will take place on </span><strong style="text-align:justify;">Monday, January 31</strong><span style="text-align:justify;"> from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The Preview Night for junior high students, and their parents, will be held on </span><strong style="text-align:justify;">Tuesday, February 22</strong><span style="text-align:justify;"> from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“MCTC serves as a central site in Katy ISD for specialized CTE courses not offered at a student's home campus," said Kelley Kirila, principal of MCTC.  “Our mission is to develop college and career-ready students through engaging real-world experiences," added Kirila.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Over 30 courses will be offered at MCTC during the 2022-2023 school year, covering business, industry, public service, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), as well as a new construction trades course.  Attached is additional information:<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/010322_MCTC_Preview%20Night%20Final%20Flyer.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:518px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:left;">Link to schedule: </p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="/campus/MCTC/Documents/21-22%20Preview%20Night%20Info.pdf">https://www.katyisd.org/campus/MCTC/Documents/21-22%20Preview%20Night%20Info.pdf</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD is Hiring!Katy ISD is Hiring!2022-01-07T14:33:24Z<div class="ExternalClass59C89684F7414A3AB05547DDD04E9C23"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">With the start of 2022, how about a new job at a thriving school district identified by Forbes as one of the top employers in the state of Texas?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District is seeking to fill vacancies in classroom instruction and support, maintenance, operations, transportation and law enforcement.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“From educating our students, keeping our campuses clean and safe, and providing transportation to and from school, these men and women are essential to the success of our school district," said Brian Schuss, Chief Human Resources Officer.  “Katy ISD offers competitive compensation and benefits packages to those interested in joining our team," added Schuss.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This spring, the District will also host its annual Certified Teacher Job Fair on <strong>Saturday, March 26, 2022</strong>.  Elementary campus leadership will meet interested candidates between 8:30-11:30 a.m., and secondary personnel between 1-4 p.m. at the Leonard Merrell Center located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Candidates interested in any Katy ISD position may apply at:  <a href="https://katy.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx">bit.ly/ApplyKatyISD</a>.​<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Launches Spring Community Education CoursesKaty 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 CalendarKaty 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>

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Morton Ranch Junior High

2498 N. Mason Road

Katy, TX 77449

Principal: Dr. Frederick Black

Ph: 281.237.7400    Fax: 281.644.1670

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       Tardy Bell – 8:55 a.m.
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