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VIPS Celebration Breakfast is April 29!
All volunteers welcome to join us in celebrating our volunteer family!

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Partners in Education brings the community into Katy ISD classrooms through a menu of opportunities so everyone has a chance to help teachers and kids.  Read more...

​Who Can Volunteer

Katy ISD offers volunteer opportunities for everyone.  We welcome and are exceedingly thankful for the multi-national, multi-cultural, multi-generational talents that our parents, community and business partners share with our children.  Read mo​re...

 

 

 

Katy ISD Kicks Off Promise to Read 2021Katy ISD Kicks Off Promise to Read 20212022-02-28T22:08:39Z<div class="ExternalClassEEC4B81038A8409AADEBF7852EDC81FA"><p><em style="text-align:center;">Twenty-six year Katy ISD volunteer tradition returns</em></p><p> </p><p>Promise to Read returns this month with renewed focus on business and community engagement in Katy ISD schools. This year's in-person program is complimented by a virtual option, ensuring every Katy ISD elementary can participate. </p><p> </p><p>Earlier this year, McRoberts, King and Hutsell elementaries welcomed valued partners to read to their classes, while Partners in Education recorded the sessions for the Promise to Read online library. Each book was handpicked by campus librarians, including selections for Pre-K through 5<sup>th</sup> grade, as well as Spanish options. These stories are available on the <a href="https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTtXuZzYoN6ngr1R0O1XpBb0azwkkD4G-">Partners in Education YouTube channel</a>. </p><p> </p><p>The 12 Katy ISD elementary schools participating in Promise to Read in November are: Bear Creek, Davidson, Exley, Hayes, Katy, Kilpatrick, McRoberts, Morton Ranch, Pattison, Randolph, Wolfe and Wolman. Each campus will host readers for a one-day reading extravaganza. </p><p> </p><p>Special thanks to the following business and community partners for sharing their love of reading with Katy ISD students for 2021 Promise to Read: Astor Farm to Table Restaurant, American Furniture Warehouse, Bass Pro Shops, Bear Creek United Methodist Church, BP, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, Chevron, Chick-fil-A, City of Katy, Community Impact News, Emerson/Women in STEM, Equitable, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union, Houston Methodist West Hospital, Katy Area YMCA, Katy ClearChoice Orthodontics, Leggins and Associates, Lifechanger Community Church, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, Primerica, Rudy's, Sewell Automotive, State Farm Insurance and Typhoon Texas Waterpark.​<br></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">​</span><br></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"></span><br></p><p><br></p></div>
The KEYS Mentor Program Kickoff is BackThe KEYS Mentor Program Kickoff is Back2021-08-20T15:27:46Z<div class="ExternalClass134AE2538B63481A82B36CCB4F35E474"><p>​</p><h5>News Release</h5><p> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br>August 20, 2021<br></p><p style="text-align:right;">For more information:<br>Katy ISD Partners in Education<br>Cydney Wright<br>(281) 396-2468<br>cydneyjwright@katyisd.org<br></p><p style="text-align:right;"><br></p><p></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>The KEYS Mentor Program Kickoff is Back</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Hosted by Katy ISD Partners in Education</em></p><p> </p><p>            (Katy, Texas) - Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success – KEYS – the Katy ISD mentor program, will kick off the 2021-2022 school year Friday, September 17, from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Merrell Center.  The event features<strong> rotating breakout sessions</strong> that offer both new and experienced mentors an incredible opportunity for conversations with district experts.</p><p>KEYS is a relationship-based, not a tutoring, program that matches a caring adult with a student on the brink of success. Mentors make a one-school-year commitment and meet with their students each week, on campus, during the school day, throughout the school year.  Recent KEYS survey results show that on average 84% of KEYS students increased grades, 77% decreased absences and 86% decreased discipline referrals.</p><p>School is in session, and hundreds of Katy ISD students are waiting for a mentor of their own.  If you have <strong>ever thought about becoming a mentor</strong>, or if you are <strong>already a KEYS mentor</strong>, please join us at the KEYS Kickoff.  To RSVP please go to <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/">www.katyisd.org</a> and click on “Partners in Education" under the “Community" tab.  For more information please contact Cydney Wright at 281.396.2468, or cydneyjwright@katyisd.org.  </p><p><strong>Please</strong> <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7KZ5J6T"><strong>RSVP Here</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p><p><strong>Ready to become a KEYS Mentor? Apply </strong><a href="https://publicbiapps.katyisd.org/KEYSMentorApplication/Default.aspx"><strong>HERE</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>About Katy ISD Partners in Education </strong>– Katy ISD Partners in Education creates school-support opportunities for parents, businesses and the community by offering a wide variety of options amenable to every schedule, talent and expertise.  We bring volunteers into Katy ISD classrooms at each campus and all grade levels.  To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the “Community" tab at <a href="http://www.katyisd.org/">www.katyisd.org</a>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/dept/pie/PublishingImages/KEYS%20Kickoff%20Invite%20Postcard.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:592px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p>​<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD to Celebrate Volunteers with Family Movie NightKaty ISD to Celebrate Volunteers with Family Movie Night2021-04-09T20:59:52Z<div class="ExternalClassF96F03AD57E34596B80BAAF701369633"><p>​(Katy, Texas) –The Katy ISD Volunteer Celebration will be held at Legacy Stadium on Friday, May 7<sup>th</sup> from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Hosted by Partners in Education and the Volunteers in Public Schools Executive Board, this annual event honors the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time and talents to our students and teachers. </p><p> </p><p>This year, the party goes beyond the walls of the Merrell Center to a Family Movie Night under the stars at Legacy Stadium, featuring <em>The Greatest Showman</em>. For the first time ever, volunteers can welcome their families to participate in the celebration, where each school's 2020-2021 Volunteer of the Year will be announced. The VIPS Family Movie Night will also include entertainment from all nine Katy ISD high schools.</p><p> </p><p>All Katy ISD volunteers are invited to attend, and should RSVP no later than May 3rd by clicking <a href="https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3307923/vips-family-movie-night-legacy-stadium-katy-academy-sports-outdoors-student-activities-complex">here</a>.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  For more information about the event, volunteers should contact their campus VIPS Liaison or <a href="mailto:kellyclarke@katyisd.org">kellyclarke@katyisd.org</a>.<br></p><p><br></p><p><img alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Photo Caption:  Katy ISD Partners in Education will celebrate volunteers with a Family Movie Night on May 7th.​</p><p><br><br></p></div>

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Katy, TX 77494

Executive Director: Janet Theis

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