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Katy ISD Hosts 35th Annual Folk Life Festival at Newly Renovated Facilityhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1448Katy ISD Hosts 35th Annual Folk Life Festival at Newly Renovated Facility2021-05-12T17:19:34Z<div class="ExternalClass0C8B86FD2426482AA874E8449B1866F9"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Ever wondered what life was like in Texas during the late 1800's?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">At the upcoming 35</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><a href="http://www.katyisd.org/dept/olc/Pages/FolkLifeFestival.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">Annual Folk Life Festival</a><span style="text-align:justify;">, visitors will get a chance to experience pioneer life by seeing how they dressed, how they survived, the types of foods they prepared and even where their children went to school.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Other activities include:</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">blacksmith demonstrations, weaving and spinning, Native American dancing, and honey beekeeping among other presentations. Admission is free!</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Visitors will be able to tour the newly renovated facility as they walk the grounds, visit the ponds and see the new science and history classrooms.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The festival and open house will be scaled back in size to accommodate social distancing.  Because this is an outdoor event, facial coverings are optional but are required upon entrance to the event and in all common areas such as classrooms, restrooms and any spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.  Access to buildings will also be limited to 75% capacity.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:</strong><strong>             <br></strong><strong>35</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> Annual Folk Life Festival</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>           </p><p>Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center<br>6301 South Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>            <br></strong><strong>Saturday, May 15, 2021<br></strong>10 a.m. – 3 p.m.<br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/051221_Folk%20Life%20Festival.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:518px;" /><br></p><p>​<br><br></p></div>
2021 Katy ISD Board Election & Bond Unofficial Voting Resultshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=14452021 Katy ISD Board Election & Bond Unofficial Voting Results2021-05-02T03:02:38Z<div class="ExternalClass3EDC43A5BBDE410986ED4DB5F61FB39B"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Unofficial voting results for the May 2021 Katy ISD Board of Trustees Election and Bond are as follows:</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">​Position 6 Candidate: (listed alphabetically)<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">Bonnie Anderson<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">​</span><span style="text-align:justify;">Unoffi</span><span style="text-align:justify;">cial Voting Total:  1,598 votes (19.18%)</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">William X. Branch II<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  80 votes (0.96%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Garima DasGupta<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  732 votes (8.79%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Rebecca Fox<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  3,002 votes (36.04%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Susan Gesoff<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  2,754 votes (33.06%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Joseph Wojcik<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  164 votes (1.97%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Position 7 Candidates: (listed alphabetically)<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">Walter Butler<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  2,128 votes (26.96%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Dawn Champagne<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  5,766 votes (73.04%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br>Bond 2021 Propositions:<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">P</span><span style="text-align:left;">roposition A<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">F</span><span style="text-align:justify;">or:  6,142 votes (71.76%)<br></span><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">gainst: 2,417 votes (28.24%)</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;"><br>Proposition B<br></span>For:  6,187 votes (72.74%)<br>Against: 2,319 votes (27.26%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;"><br>Proposition C<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">For:  5,423 votes (63.72%)<br></span><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">gainst: 3,088 votes (36.28%)<br></span><br>Proposition D<br><span style="text-align:justify;">F</span><span style="text-align:justify;">or:  5,433 votes (63.81%)<br></span><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">gainst: 3,081 votes (36.19%)</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>A special board meeting will take place to conduct the official canvass of returns. The deadline to canvass final election results is Wednesday, May 12, 2021.</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD trustees are the governing body of the school district and are the main advising group that oversees and shapes policies.  Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Employees Hard Work Rewarded with a One Time Lump Sum Paymenthttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1443Katy ISD Employees Hard Work Rewarded with a One Time Lump Sum Payment2021-04-29T16:08:47Z<div class="ExternalClass235426E7C89C46D79239E94893DA5190"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">s staff members across Katy Independent School District begin to wrap up the 2020-21 academic year, the District's Board of Trustees is recognizing the challenges employees have managed as they delivered successful student learning and support across the District throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Tonight, Trustees discussed and approved a one-time $500 lump sum payment for full-time employees and a one-time lump sum payment of $250 to part-time employees. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“From our operations staff, to food services employees, to our teachers, principals and support staff, the Board and I want to personally thank employees for everything they have done this year to help our students continue learning and stay motivated, amidst the circumstances and challenges presented," said Ashley Vann, Katy ISD Board President.  “A global pandemic, coupled with the recent winter freeze, has made this an extremely challenging school year for Katy ISD families and our staff members.  I am in awe of everyone who has gone above and beyond during these trying times," added Vann. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">To be eligible for the one-time lump sum payment, employment with Katy ISD must have begun by January 4, 2021.  In addition, substitutes who have worked at least 70 days during this pandemic year will receive a one-time lump sum payment of $250.00.  <br><br></p><p><br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Superintendent Message Looks Toward a Return to Normalhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1437Katy ISD Superintendent Message Looks Toward a Return to Normal2021-04-16T19:04:35Z<div class="ExternalClass7D68DF67B949441890C8A517CB13D190"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">In just a couple of weeks, Katy Independent School District will be closing out another successful school year, this one undoubtedly a memorable one with the struggles and challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Yet it also included a year with many stories of resilience from both students and staff members. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“We are almost at the finish line!  Despite the stressors of this past year, there were so many accomplishments that continued our Katy ISD story of excellence and perseverance," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools at Katy ISD.  “Our teachers and staff provided extraordinary in-person and virtual learning experiences for all students when many schools across the nation could not.  Our students participated in all campus programs including athletics, fine arts and FFA," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Because the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) current public health guidelines will expire at the close of this academic year, the District anticipates returning to normal operations on June 1.  Students and staff members will no longer be required to wear facial coverings, daily COVID-19 notifications will cease, the Katy Virtual Academy (KVA) will end and campuses will welcome back parents and volunteers at 100% capacity. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Throughout the pandemic, Katy ISD has continued to maintain an A+ rating by Niche as well as the prestigious recognition of being known as the second-best employer in Texas. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/Pages/Superintendent-Message.aspx">Superintendent Gregorski's entire message can be found here</a> </p><p><br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Named 2021 Best Communities for Music Educationhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1433Katy ISD Named 2021 Best Communities for Music Education2021-04-30T18:45:00Z<div class="ExternalClassC08D7665F5944FFE8900C3E6F0A25EC9"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">For the past 17 years, Katy Independent School District has received the “Best Communities for Music Education" designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for the District's outstanding commitment to music education</span><span style="text-align:justify;">.  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Of NAMM's 22 years of announcing the recognition, the District has been awarded the designation 19 times total. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Best Communities for Music Education designation is presented to districts that demonstrate outstanding efforts by school communities in supporting music education as part of the school district's core curriculum.  This year, NAMM Foundation recognized 686 school districts and 80 individual schools. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“The benefits of music education include brain development, social-emotional learning, relationship development, team building and learning a lifelong skill," said Katy ISD Executive Director of Fine Arts Damon Archer.  “Our Katy ISD fine arts educators continually demonstrate outstanding achievement in their efforts to provide quality music experiences and training for all of our students," added Archer.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Katy ISD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs.  Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/2021%20NAMM%20Best%20Commuinities%20for%20Music%20Education.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:400px;" /><br></p><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>
PreAP Name Change in Fall 2020 Course Cataloghttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1139PreAP Name Change in Fall 2020 Course Catalog2019-12-12T21:21:31Z<div class="ExternalClass0408C4CD430645B292149B9220C4CF77"><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">Beginning Fall 2020, the title of ‘Pre-Advanced Placement’ (PreAP) courses will change.</span> In the Fall 2020 Course Catalog that will be available later next month, you will notice that these courses are now referred to as, "Katy Advanced Program (KAP)" and "Katy Advanced Program GT (KAP/GT)." </p><p>You will notice that these courses are now referred to as, "Katy Advanced Program (KAP)" and "Katy Advanced Program GT (KAP/GT)." <br></p><p>For example, if a class was previously called, 'Math Grade 7 – PreAP,' it will now be 'Math Grade 7 – KAP' or 'Math Grade 7 – KAP/GT.'</p><p>The change to the course titles is due to a recent College Board reclassification regarding the use of its official "PreAP" title. The College Board has clarified that its PreAP courses and corresponding curriculum are not designed to serve as advanced academic courses (i.e. above grade level instruction). This clarification guided a number of districts' decisions across the state to discontinue use of the College Board's PreAP title.</p><p>Katy ISD will continue to use its own PreAP advanced curriculum as it has historically done. However, per the guidance of the District's AP Advisory Council, and Curriculum and Instruction Department, the PreAP course title names have been changed to more clearly identify and define them as "above grade level courses." <br></p><p>Should you or your student have any questions about the new course names (KAP and KAP/GT), please contact your campus grade level counselor.<br></p></div>
‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’ – He is an Outstanding Educatorhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1117‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’ – He is an Outstanding Educator2019-11-06T15:39:16Z<div class="ExternalClass43C7BF64C66141EB981F32F26DB1EBC0"><h4><em>Rooted in Excellence: Unparalleled Video Series​</em><br></h4><h4><br></h4><h4>If you ask J.D. Coker, Morton Ranch High School (MRHS) Advanced Placement (AP) Macro/Micro Economics Teacher, who inspires him in the classroom – he will immediately tell you about his Uncle Owen. <br></h4><p><br></p><h4>"My Uncle Owen was a great guy – he had some rooted principles that he exercised, and I was able to borrow from him how to get in and build a solid foundation with the students," Coker said.  "Once they know you're in it to win it with them; the classroom becomes a much more fun place."</h4><p><br></p><h4>Students in Coker's AP Economics classes would completely agree that he takes the time to get to know them, understand what works and doesn't, and he always makes class challenging and fun.  Coker believes it is this teaching style and his desire to make everything helpful to them in the future that makes him a wonderful teacher.</h4><p><br></p><h4>"We're all measured in some way.  And so, number one, we want to make sure the students are successful – we get them across the stage and help them understand that their degree means something.  But, we also want to make sure that when they go out into the world - they feel prepared.  Without a solid rooted foundation, it's really really tough to be successful," Coker said.   </h4><p><br></p><h4>Coker began his career in a courtroom, as a lawyer.  It was during this time that he realized Economics is a critically important subject for anyone to understand.  It can help you navigate decisions and realize how all choices, whether direct or indirect, can be impactful.</h4><p><br></p><h4>"On the larger scale, it was understanding how our policy makers are making economic decisions that's absolutely going to affect students," Coker said.  "When I can teach them the "rules of the game" or the basics of economics; it is then that they can absolutely play the game to the fullest for their individual needs."</h4><p><br></p><h4>In a world for a high school student that can sometimes seem inconsistent or changing, Coker builds relationships on campus as the leader of the AP Ambassador program at MRHS.  It is through this program that he is able to mentor and be a consistent presence throughout a student's high school career.</h4><p><br></p><h4>"When you're a mentor you want to have confidence in the person that's helping you develop.  One of the things I always do is look at the mentors I had in life and stop and think of the qualities that they were able to provide," Coker said.  "They always had sage advice, readily available when I needed them, and made me feel confident that the things I learned from them was going to give me keys to success.  I strive every day to bring those qualities to my students." </h4><p><br></p><h4>Coker is the November <a href="https://youtu.be/QYVH2CBg0_k">Rooted in Excellence</a> spotlight teacher.  Take a minute to learn more about what makes him grounded and an exceptional educator.<br></h4><p><br></p><h4>Thank you, Mr. Coker for all that you have done and are doing to be a great mentor and educator in Katy ISD! <br></h4><p><br></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="300" height="168.75" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QYVH2CBg0_k" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><p><br></p></div>
19 Katy ISD Elementary Schools Rank Among Best in Houston Areahttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=110219 Katy ISD Elementary Schools Rank Among Best in Houston Area2019-10-23T16:34:55Z<div class="ExternalClass3515B4E2FB8A4F2097F50580CF3D29CC"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">For the second year in a row, Katy Independent School District continues to dominate Niche's list of the best Houston-area public elementary schools.  Katy ISD has not only been identified as the number one school district in the greater Houston area, but it's elementary schools earned 19 of the top 25 spots on the national research and review organization's "2020 Best Public Elementary Schools in the Houston area" list.  This is up from last year, where the District had 16 of the top 25 elementary schools on the list.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I am extremely proud of our teachers, staff and entire school community for the work and planning they put in everyday to ensure each of our 83,000 students have access to unparalleled learning experiences across our 66 campuses," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Katy ISD.  "It is their diligence and hard work that makes these schools and our district excellent."<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/DR.%20G%20at%20Leonard%20First%20Day%202019.jpg" alt="DR. G at Leonard First Day 2019.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:260px;height:198px;" /><br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Ranking</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>2020 Best Public Elementary Schools in the Houston Area – Katy ISD Campuses</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Keiko Davidson Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hazel S. Pattison Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Stanley C. Stanley Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Fred & Patti Shafer Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">5</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tom Wilson Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Sue Creech Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Woodcreek Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">10</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hayes Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">11</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Roosevelt Alexander Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">12</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bonnie Holland Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">13</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jenks Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14 </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Michael L. Griffin Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">15</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Roberta Wright Rylander Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">17</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ray & Jamie Wolman Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">18</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">James E. Randolph Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">19</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Joella Exley Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">24</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ursula Stephens Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">25</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">James E. Williams Elementary School</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Keiko%20Davidson.jpg" alt="Keiko Davidson.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:260px;height:195px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Each year, Niche (a research and review organization for K-12 schools) assesses school districts from across the country.  The rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics, reviews from students and parents, as well as data from the U.S. Department of Education.  Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.<br></p><p>Founded in 1919, the Katy Independent School District recently celebrated a century of legacy as a leader in educational excellence.  The District is a flourishing suburban school district that encompasses 181 square miles in southeast Texas, housing over 70 campuses, and serving 83,000+ students.  Recently, Katy ISD earned an "A" overall district rating from the Texas Education Agency, an "A+" Niche Best School Districts, and an "A" from the Texas Schools Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas (FIRST).  <br></p></div>
Proclamation 2019 – Instructional Materialshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=944Proclamation 2019 – Instructional Materials2019-06-17T21:57:16Z<div class="ExternalClassD72F5B594D5D47E584EA260AD56FD75D"><p>Instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts are included in Proclamation 2019.  Materials will be reviewed and selected this year for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.  The selection process has been designed to include input from administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, parents, community and special programs.  A schedule of meetings and dates are detailed below.  Committees for the Review of Instructional Materials (CRIM) members will be receive calendar invitations for the meetings.</p><p><em>Katy </em><em>I</em><em>SD is loo</em><em>k</em><em>ing for</em><em> </em><em>pare</em><em>n</em><em>t volunte</em><em>e</em><em>rs to serve</em><em> </em><em>on </em><em>c</em><em>om</em><em>m</em><em>itte</em><em>e</em><em>s to r</em><em>e</em><em>v</em><em>i</em><em>e</em><em>w and s</em><em>e</em><em>le</em><em>c</em><em>t new instru</em><em>c</em><em>tional materials</em><em> </em><em>that will be </em><em>i</em><em>mpl</em><em>e</em><em>m</em><em>e</em><em>nted during the</em><em> </em><em>2</em><em>0</em><em>19</em><em>- 2020 s</em><em>c</em><em>hool y</em><em>e</em><em>ar. 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Dates for review."><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>C</strong><strong>om</strong><strong>m</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>tee</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 1</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Review D</strong><strong>ay 2</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Final Day 3</strong></th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Reading & Word Study (Spelling)</p><p>(K-8 English & K-6 Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 15, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Writing & Handwriting </p><p>(K-5, English and Spanish)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 29, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">English Language Arts (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 24, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 30, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">English Learners Language Arts (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Personal Financial Literacy</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 18, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 29, 2019</p><p>8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>El distrito escolar independiente de Katy busca a padres voluntarios para formar parte del comité que seleccionará los materiales educacionales nuevos de lectura, redacción, caligrafía y estudio de palabras (antes conocido como ortografía) para los grados escolares K-8. Estos materiales serán usados durante el año escolar 2019-2020. Si usted quiere ser parte de uno de los comités de selección, complete el formulario en </em><em> </em><a href="https://tinyurl.com/Comit-de-revisi-n"><span lang="ES-MX" style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><strong>https://tinyurl.com/Comit-de-revisi-n</strong></em></span></a><em> y usted será uno de los candidatos considerados para ser parte del comité. Por favor tenga en cuenta que no todos las personas interesadas en formar parte del comité serán seleccionadas.</em></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" summary="Materials will be reviewed and selected this year. Dates for review."><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Comité</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 1</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Reunion Día</strong><strong> 2</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:25%;"><strong>Último </strong><strong>Día</strong><strong> 3</strong></th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Lectura y estudio de palabras (ortografía) (K-8 inglés y K-5 espaňol)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 15, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM  – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Escritura y caligrafía (K-5, inglés y español)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">September 25, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 11:00 AM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 29, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 22, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">1:00 PM– 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Artes del lenguaje en inglés (6-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 24, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 30, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM– 4:00 PM</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Artes del lenguaje para estudiantes que aprenden inglés como segundo idioma (7-8)</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Educación financiera personal</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 18, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">October 30, 2018</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p style="text-align:center;">January 29, 2019</p><p style="text-align:center;">8:00 AM – 4:00 PM</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>
Katy ISD Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Yearshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=869Katy ISD Approves Instructional Calendars for Next Two Years2018-02-28T16:24:21Z<div class="ExternalClassF7F5F6CCC16B427FB371474B760C525A"><p>As part of the Katy Independent School District, "<em>Your District, Your Voice</em>" initiative, the community has provided its input for the upcoming yearly instructional calendar.  The Katy ISD Board of Trustees has approved the following option for the 2018-2019 academic year: </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Option #1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p>School Begins:  Wednesday, August 15</p><p>School Ends:  Thursday, May 23</p><p>Instructional Calendar Days:  177</p><p>Full week off for Thanksgiving</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>"The District is required to have a minimum of 75,600 minutes of instruction per school year," says Bonnie Holland, associate superintendent for administration, governance and legal affairs.  "With the options approved, Katy ISD has enough calendar minutes to cover two bad weather days," added Holland.</p><p>K-12 <em>Insight</em>, the external research firm conducting the survey, found that, out of the 22,169 participants, 65% favored option #1.   The Board also approved an instructional calendar for 2019-2020 school year.  This calendar mirrors the preferred components of the 2018-19 calendar.​​​​</p></div>

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