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Katy ISD Superintendent Message Looks Toward a Return to NormalKaty 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 Education"Katy ISD Named "2021 Best Communities for Music Education"2021-04-08T20:58:40Z<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 Destination Imagination Teams Head to State CompetitionKaty ISD Destination Imagination Teams Head to State Competition2021-03-11T16:11:34Z<div class="ExternalClassC34125F50CA640C1A7BF665E7E28B626"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Twenty-three Katy Independent School District Destination Imagination (DI) Teams will head to the 2021 Lone Star Finals DI Tournament to be held virtually throughout the month of March.  In addition, four Katy ISD senior students received the Gulf Coast DI scholarship of $600.  This year due to restrictions, students were challenged to work in teams of up to seven members and submit their solutions in a digital format.  Podcasts, documentaries, video games, music videos and video clips showcased their work over the past few months.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Aside from working on their team challenge, each student team had 48 hours to work together from remote locations to solve an Instant Challenge," said Joan Otten, Director of Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academics Department.  "To see 23 Katy ISD teams headed to the state level is a true inspiration.  These types of tournaments motivate and equip our students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders," added Otten.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The following teams will represent Katy ISD at the state tournament:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Alexander Elementary – <em>Turtles from Salsa Lake</em></li><li>Beckendorff Junior High – <em>Intergalactic Watermelons</em></li><li>Beckendorff Junior High – <em>Flaw Law Fools</em></li><li>Bryant Elementary – <em>Paws of Katy</em></li><li>Beck Junior High – <em>Glitter Chickens</em></li><li>Beck Junior High – <em>The Senate</em></li><li>Beck Junior High – <em>FDIs</em></li><li>Cinco Ranch Junior High – <em>The Pacers</em></li><li>Exley Elementary – <em>DinoMite</em></li><li>Hayes Elementary – <em>Lights, Challenges, Action!</em></li><li>Davidson Elementary – <em>Seven Crystal Gazers</em></li><li>Katy High School – <em>Chicks with Kicks</em></li><li>Griffin Elementary – <em>Five Leafed Clovers</em></li><li>Morton Ranch Junior High – <em>The Nerd Herd</em></li><li>Pattison Elementary – <em>Smart Skittles</em></li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High – <em>The Ultimate Knights</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School – <em>Twenty Eight Eyes</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School – <em>24/7 Silly 6.0 </em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School & Katy High School – <em>Unscripted</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School & Tompkins High School - <em>iSmart</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School & Beckendorff Junior High – <em>Houston We Have a Problem</em></li><li>Tompkins High School – <em>Mystical Pears</em></li><li>WoodCreek Junior High – <em>Fire Breathing Torpedoing Chickens</em></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Scholarship Winners:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Elizabeth O'Rear – Seven Lake High School</li><li>Daniela Ramos – Seven Lakes High School</li><li>Grace Lyons – Seven Lakes High School</li><li>Ayushi Sapru – Tompkins High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><br>Destination Imagination is a world-wide creative problem-solving organization that teaches students the skills needed to succeed in school, career and beyond.  Students use the creative process to turn their ideas into reality and learn valuable skills such as creative and critical thinking, team building, problem-solving and project management.  <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Destination%20Imagination%20Trophies.jpg" alt="Destination Imagination Trophies.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Destination Imagination Trophies</em><br></p></div>
​Katy ISD Safety Protocols - March 2 Update​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>
Eighteen Katy ISD Schools Earn Texas Honor Roll DistinctionEighteen Katy ISD Schools Earn Texas Honor Roll Distinction2021-02-25T21:13:01Z<div class="ExternalClass76A204A559E348D4860530F78B6B7332"><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:left;">Katy Independent School District is focused on closing the achievement gap and helping all its students reach academic success.  To recognize those efforts, 18 Katy ISD schools now proudly display the distinction of being a </span><em style="text-align:left;">Texas Honor Roll School</em><span style="text-align:left;"> by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP). </span><br></p><p>After an extensive analysis of student data of every public school in Texas, these campuses demonstrated clear leadership in motivating and achieving academic success for its students at their grade-level and beyond.  Sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), the ERP Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in the state that uses student achievement outcome data, making it a valuable resource for all schools to identify successful peers and learn about best practices that improve student success.  </p><p>The 2019-20 Texas Honor Roll includes:</p><ul><li>Alexander Elementary</li><li>Holland Elementary</li><li>Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>Pattison Elementary</li><li>Randolph Elementary</li><li>Shafer Elementary</li><li>Stanley Elementary</li><li>Wilson Elementary</li><li>Wolman Elementary</li><li>Beckendorff Junior High</li><li>Katy Junior High</li><li>Memorial Parkway Junior High</li><li>McMeans Junior High</li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High</li><li>Tays Junior High</li><li>WoodCreek Junior High</li><li>Tompkins High School</li><li>Seven Lakes High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">For high schools, the ERP Texas Honor Roll recognition includes measures of college readiness.  This year, the program recognized 943 higher-performing schools across the state.  <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Approves 2022-2023 Instructional CalendarKaty ISD Approves 2022-2023 Instructional Calendar2021-03-17T16:08:59Z<div class="ExternalClassC87A9DF457564C36952E97B3717F64D5"><p>During last night's board meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved a calendar that includes:<br></p><ul><li>Wednesday, August 17: First Day of School</li><li>Friday, May 19: Seniors – Last Day of School</li><li>Thursday, May 25: Last Day of School for all other students</li><li>172 Instructional Days</li></ul><p>"The development of the Katy ISD instructional calendar often begins in the fall of each year," said Deputy Superintendent Leslie Haack.  "The District values the school community's feedback and has recommended a calendar based on their preference," added Haack.  </p><p>The approved calendar also provides teachers two professional development flex days in August 2022 as well as five additional days of professional development throughout the school year.  Labor Day, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Good Friday are holidays, and the District will continue providing a full week off for Thanksgiving, two weeks for Christmas and one week for Spring Break.  <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Approved%202022-23%20Instructional%20Calendar%20-%20Option%20A.png" alt="Approved 2022-23 Instructional Calendar - Option A.png" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:518px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>

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4/24/2021

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 Seven Lakes Junior High School​

6026 Katy-Gaston Road

Katy, TX 77494

Principal: Kristin Harper

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