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Katy ISD Ranks in Forbes List of Best Employers in TexasKaty ISD Ranks in Forbes List of Best Employers in Texas<div class="ExternalClass2C2172E9AE7E429B8FB3592919AA6701"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Looking to work for one of the "best-liked" organizations by its employees?</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">That search is closer than many might think.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District was recently identified by Forbes Magazine as one of the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Best Employers in Texas</em><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">In fact, it was the only school district in Texas to be included in the list of top 25 employers.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p>"To be one of only two school districts included on the Forbes <em>Best Employers in Texas</em> list is a testament to the talent, dedication and hard work of the teachers and staff who serve the nearly 81,000 students of Katy ISD," said Superintendent of Schools Ken Gregorski.  "Our employees fulfill roles not only as educators, but as caregivers, clerks, maintenance crews, and other professionals supporting the teaching and learning taking place in our classrooms.  As superintendent of this great school district I am very honored to be working alongside each and every one of our Katy ISD employees," added Gregorski.</p><p>Market research was conducted by Forbes and Statista to identify its first-ever list of America's Best Employers by state.  Nearly 200 companies were ranked among the best in Texas, with Katy ISD identified as #22 on the list.  A sample of more than 80,000 U.S. employees at companies, with at least 500 people, were surveyed.  <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Teachers and Employees to See Six Percent Pay IncreaseKaty ISD Teachers and Employees to See Six Percent Pay Increase<div class="ExternalClassB0357914A5DC478DB02EDE8A32AD2C06"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">This coming school year all Katy ISD employees will receive an approximate six percent pay increase, while teachers and instructional paraprofessionals will have the opportunity to earn up to eight percent. The additional two percent increase for those teachers and paraprofessionals will derive from an attendance-based performance incentive.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The base salary increase for employees will come in the form of an approximate four percent raise, with two other lump sums during the fall semester— one August 15 for returning staff, and the other in December for all employees.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"After making sure we reward all of our staff, there is some additional money we've set aside to focus on those folks who have the greatest impact on student performance — our classroom teachers," said Ken Gregorski, Katy ISD Superintendent.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The District also plans on providing stability through its benefits package. While some Texas school districts anticipate premium increases this coming school year, Katy ISD will be holding its benefit premiums at last year's rates. Likewise, the District's existing health insurance plans will remain unchanged. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"My commitment upon accepting this position was to focus on taking care of our employees through a competitive compensation package, thus ensuring we're able to recruit and retain the best teachers around," said Gregorski.  "This pay increase, alongside the stability in benefits costs, is the most significant investment in Katy ISD's employee compensation package in recent District history," he added. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD's move to increase pay for all employees and offer additional compensation incentives for teachers, is in part due to the District's long term fiscal management practices, along with the passage of Senate Bill 500 that provides Harvey related refunds and House Bill 3, with the District's compensation plan exceeding the priorities established by the Texas Legislature.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Twenty-Four Katy ISD Schools Earn Texas Honor Roll DistinctionTwenty-Four Katy ISD Schools Earn Texas Honor Roll Distinction<div class="ExternalClass48659A5DE8154C4FA5480B7ABA2B5E11"><p>What better way for Katy Independent School District to end the 2018-19 school year!  Out of its 65 campuses, Katy ISD is proud to announce that 24 of its schools were named a <em>Texas Honor Roll School</em> by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP).  <br></p><p>"Receiving this prestigious recognition is a clear demonstration of how hard work and dedication produces positive results.  Likewise, it's a reflection of the collaborative efforts taking place among our school leaders, staff, parents, students and the community who strive to increase academic achievement and improve educational outcomes for all our students," said Christine Caskey, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer.<br> <br>The 2018-19 Texas Honor Roll includes:</p><ul><li>Alexander Elementary</li><li>Creech Elementary</li><li>Griffin Elementary</li><li>Holland Elementary </li><li>Kilpatrick Elementary</li><li>Randolph Elementary</li><li>Shafer Elementary</li><li>Stanley Elementary</li><li>Williams Elementary</li><li>Wilson Elementary</li><li>Wolman Elementary</li><li>Beck Junior High</li><li>Beckendorff Junior High</li><li>Katy Junior High</li><li>McMeans Junior High</li><li>Memorial Parkway Junior High</li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High</li><li>Tays Junior High</li><li>WoodCreek Junior High</li><li>Cinco Ranch High </li><li>Mayde Creek High </li><li>Seven Lakes High</li><li>Taylor High </li><li>Tompkins High</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">After an extensive analysis of student data, ERP found that these Katy ISD schools were clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond.  The 2018-19 Texas Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle and high schools that consistently demonstrate high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in student outcomes over time and a closing of the achievement gaps.  For high schools, the Texas Honor Roll recognition includes measures of college readiness.  This year, the program recognized 855 higher performing schools across the state.  These schools become an accepted example to other school districts seeking to learn and replicate the best practices employed at these campuses.</p><p>Katy ISD schools will be provided with a banner to display at their campus.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Summer College & Career Lab Available to Katy ISD StudentsSummer College & Career Lab Available to Katy ISD Students<div class="ExternalClassBFF853F68D5C403E9095060007E4AAAC"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">It's never too early, nor too late, to prepare for college and jump-start a career plan.  This summer Katy Independent School District is offering a College & Career Lab to interested Katy ISD students and families.  The lab will provide extended access to career exploration, individualized guidance and post-secondary planning with personalized service from school counselors. </span><span style="text-align:justify;">As during the traditional school year, all students will be required to have their Katy ISD ID and parent/guardians will be required to show identification to access the lab.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"In addition to a high school counselor, a college advisor will be on site to provide personalized service to students, including reviewing high school credits, exploring post-secondary opportunities and offering career guidance in preparation for the college application process," said Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services Rhonda Ward.</p><p>The summer College & Career Lab will be located at Paetow High School from June 17-20 and June 24-27 between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.</p><p>For more information, visit the <a href="/dept/counseling/Pages/ccl.aspx">Office of Counseling website</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Fish Camp - August 5Fish Camp - August 5<div class="ExternalClass1A24C210BA8840B1A58FB243A34D0EA0"><p><strong>Dear Incoming Freshman:</strong></p><p>You are invited to attend <strong>THS </strong><strong><em>FISH CAMP</em></strong> -</p><p><strong>WHO: </strong><strong>         </strong><strong>2019-2020 Freshmen</strong></p><p><strong>WHAT:</strong><strong>        </strong><strong>THS New Student Orientation</strong></p><p><strong>WHERE:</strong><strong>      </strong><strong>Competition Gym</strong></p><p><strong>WHEN: </strong><strong>       </strong><strong>Monday, August 5th, 2019</strong></p><p><strong>WHY: </strong><strong>         </strong><strong>To acquaint you with your school,</strong></p><p><strong>Faculty, and staff</strong></p><p><strong>TIME: </strong><strong>                   </strong><strong>8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon</strong></p><ul><li>8:30 a.m. – Competition Gym</li><li>9:00 a.m. – Report to Home Rooms</li><li>11:00 a.m. – Proceed to PAC for presentation</li><li>12 pm. –Dismiss</li></ul><p><strong>Remember</strong><strong>:</strong>    Carpool please - Drop-off at 9th Grade Center or North entrance to Competition Gym; Pick-up at PAC or Main Campus</p><p>Parent Meeting: 9 a.m. Competition Gym<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Its Valedictorians and SalutatoriansKaty ISD Announces Its Valedictorians and Salutatorians<div class="ExternalClassDDE03A93603B4287B7679374199204A2"><p>Katy ISD is proud to announce the top two students from each high school who are ranked highest academically in their respective graduating classes.  These students have worked extremely hard from the very first day of their ninth grade year until the last day of their senior year.  Many of them are now moving on to prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation.  The 2018-2019 valedictorians and salutatorians are:<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Cinco Ranch High School:</strong></span></p><ul><li>William Li Wang – Valedictorian<br></li><ul><li>College/University:  Rice University</li><li>Major:  Chemistry</li></ul><li>Nevin George – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Yale University</li><li>Major:  Math and Computer Science</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Katy High School:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Joshua Aman Dierker – Valedictorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major:  Computer Science</li></ul><li>Sarah Catherine Hatcher – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  University of Texas at Austin</li><li>Major:  Biology</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Mayde Creek High School</strong></span></p><ul><li>Owais Hyder Ghulam – Valedictorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  University of Houston</li><li>Major:  Chemical Engineering</li></ul><li>Monica Arrambide Valdes – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Texas A&M University</li><li>Major:  Computer Engineering</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Morton Ranch High School</strong></span></p><ul><li>Frederica Anna Kizek – Valedictorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Southern Methodist University</li><li>Major:  Biology on pre-med track and swimming for university</li></ul><li>Bao Khanh Hoang Vu – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Stanford University<br></li><li>Major:  Economics<br></li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Seven Lakes High School</strong></span></p><ul><li>Surya Indukuri – Valedictorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Hofstra University</li><li>Major:  Bio-Chemistry</li></ul><li>Naveen Kumar Venkat – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology</li><li>Major:  Computer Science & Math</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Taylor High School</strong></span></p><ul><li>Lauren Mary Huyentran Nguyen – Valedictorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  University of Houston</li><li>Major: Biology</li></ul><li>Sunny Ann Tang – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Harvard University</li><li>Major:  Chemistry</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tompkins High School</strong></span></p><ul><li>Blake Austin Romero – Valedictorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  University of Texas</li><li>Major:  Computer Science</li></ul><li>Kristi Zhang – Salutatorian</li><ul><li>College/University:  Cornell University</li><li>Major:  Engineering</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/CRHS_William%20Li%20Wang_Valedictorian.JPG" alt="CRHS_William Li Wang_Valedictorian.JPG" style="font-size:14px;text-align:center;margin:5px;width:296px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">William Li Wang</p><p style="text-align:center;">Cinco Ranch High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/CRHS_Nevin%20George_Salutatorian.JPG" alt="CRHS_Nevin George_Salutatorian.JPG" style="font-size:14px;text-align:center;margin:5px;width:296px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Nevin George<br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Cinco Ranch High School Salutatorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/KHS_Joshua%20Aman%20Dierker_Valedictorian.jpg" alt="KHS_Joshua Aman Dierker_Valedictorian.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Joshua Aman Dierker<br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Katy High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/KHS_Sarah%20Catherine%20Hatcher_Salutatorian.jpg" alt="KHS_Sarah Catherine Hatcher_Salutatorian.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Sarah Catherine Hatcher</p><p style="text-align:center;">Katy High School Salutatorian</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/MCHS_Owais%20Hyder%20Ghulam_Valedictorian.JPG" alt="MCHS_Owais Hyder Ghulam_Valedictorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Owais Hyder Ghulam</p><p style="text-align:center;">Mayde Creek High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/MCHS_Monica%20Arrambide%20Valdes_Salutatorian.JPG" alt="MCHS_Monica Arrambide Valdes_Salutatorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Monica Arrambide Valdes</p><p style="text-align:center;">Mayde Creek High School Salutatorian</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/MRHS_Frederica%20Anna%20Kizek_Valedictorian.JPG" alt="MRHS_Frederica Anna Kizek_Valedictorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Frederica Anna Kizek</p><p style="text-align:center;">Morton Ranch High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/MRHS_Bao%20Khanh%20Hoang%20Vu_Salutatorian.JPG" alt="MRHS_Bao Khanh Hoang Vu_Salutatorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Bao Khanh Hoang Vu</p><p style="text-align:center;">Morton Ranch High School Salutatorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/SLHS_Surya%20Indukuri_Valedictorian.JPG" alt="SLHS_Surya Indukuri_Valedictorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Surya Indukuri</p><p style="text-align:center;">Seven Lakes High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/SLHS_Naveen%20Kumar%20Venkat_Salutatorian.JPG" alt="SLHS_Naveen Kumar Venkat_Salutatorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Naveen Kumar Venkat</p><p style="text-align:center;">Seven Lakes High School Salutatorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/THS_Lauren%20Mary%20Huyentran%20Nguyen_Valedictorian.JPG" alt="THS_Lauren Mary Huyentran Nguyen_Valedictorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Lauren Mary Huyentran Nguyen</p><p style="text-align:center;">Taylor High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/THS_Sunny%20Ann%20Tang_Salutatorian.JPG" alt="THS_Sunny Ann Tang_Salutatorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Sunny Ann Tang</p><p style="text-align:center;">Taylor High School Salutatorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/OTHS_Blake%20Austin%20Romero_Valedictorian.JPG" alt="OTHS_Blake Austin Romero_Valedictorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Blake Austin Romero</p><p style="text-align:center;">Tompkins High School Valedictorian<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/OTHS_Kristi%20Zhang_Salutatorian.JPG" alt="OTHS_Kristi Zhang_Salutatorian.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:296px;height:370px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Kristi Zhang</p><p style="text-align:center;">Tompkins High School Salutatorian<br></p></div>

James E. Taylor High School

20700 Kingsland Blvd.

Katy, Texas 77450

Principal: Chris Morgan

Ph: 281.237.3100    Fax: 281.644.1760

School Hours: 7:25 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
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