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Katy ISD Board Approves Employee Pay IncreaseKaty 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 Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Selects OfficersKaty 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>
Seven Lakes Junior High Earns National Distinction as a School to WatchSeven Lakes Junior High Earns National Distinction as a School to Watch2022-04-13T15:34:42Z<div class="ExternalClassDC3F1E0E868440A69727933DF37C4555"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">For the third time, Seven Lakes Junior High (SLJH) has been designated as a Texas School to Watch (STW) by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP).  SLJH joins approximately 50 other campuses across Texas with this distinction and honor.  The school will be recognized at the National Forum Schools to Watch Conference in Washington D.C. on June 23-25.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">SLJH was selected for its academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity and organizational structures and processes.  In addition, the school is known to have a strong leadership team, which includes teachers who work together to improve curriculum and instruction as well as a shared commitment toward assessment and accountability for continuous improvement.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Receiving the National Schools to Watch designation for the third time is an honor for our junior high Spartan family.  Our dedicated staff, students and parents have come together in a collaborative effort to ensure that this school is at a high-performing level," said Seven Lakes Junior High Principal Kristin Harper.  “Every day we strive to set the example for our learners on the importance of DREAMING BIG and DOING BIG.  We are proud to know that other campuses and school districts across the country are looking at us as an example," added Harper.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The Schools to Watch selection process is based on a written application that requires schools to show how they met certain established criteria.  Schools were then visited by state teams, which observed classrooms, students' work and interviewed administrators and teachers among other observation mechanisms.  Schools are recognized for a three-year period, and at the end of the third year, they must demonstrate progress on specific goals to be redesignated.  <br><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/040722_SLJH_Texas%20Schools%20to%20Watch.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" />​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>(Assistant Principal James Thompson, Assistant Principal Allison Travis, Principal Kristin Harper, Assistant Principal Justin Williamson and Assistant Principal Colby Bohac)</em><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Recognizes Enrollment of 90,000th StudentKaty 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" EmployeesKaty 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 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>

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 Seven Lakes Junior High School​

6026 Katy-Gaston Road

Katy, TX 77494

Principal: Kristin Harper

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