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Katy ISD Hosts 34th Annual Folk Life FestivalKaty ISD Hosts 34th Annual Folk Life Festival2019-03-21T14:54:14Z<div class="ExternalClassA3F47D0335C3467A8E7C22DE64D1F091"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Ever wondered what life was like in Texas during the late 1800's?  At the upcoming 34</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><a href="/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.  Other activities </span>include:<span style="text-align:justify;">  blacksmith demonstrations, hand quilting, woodworking </span>and<span style="text-align:justify;"> roping skills presentations.  Admission is only $1.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Visitors will also be able to walk the nature trails, visit the duck ponds and see the exhibits in the science and history classrooms. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What:             <br>34</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> Annual Folk Life Festival</strong></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>           <br>Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center<br>6301 South Stadium Lane<br>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:            <br>Saturday, April 6, 2019<br></strong>9 a.m. – 3 p.m.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/032119_Folk%20Life%20Festival.jpg" alt="032119_Folk Life Festival.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:608px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Names New Junior High after Joe M. AdamsKaty ISD Names New Junior High after Joe M. Adams2019-02-01T20:57:52Z<div class="ExternalClass4784A1FE80A74BDB819E80FF9A3B12F5"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees approved to name the District's newest junior high school after Joe M. Adams.  The new school is currently being built in the southwest quadrant of the District in the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision.  Adams served on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees for 27 years in every board position and continues to be actively involved in various school and community functions.</span><br>Adams served as director on the Gulf Coast Area Association of School Boards and was also part of the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).  During his time on that Board, he earned the distinguished honor of being a graduate of Leadership TASB and was named a Master Trustee.</p><p>A<span style="text-align:justify;">dams was a Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success (KEYS) mentor and volunteer at Taylor High School where he was named Mentor of the Year in 2013.  He actively participated as a Promise to Read and Junior Achievement volunteer.  Adams was also a member of various PTA/PTO organizations and a Taylor High School Band Booster over the years.  He also participated in various bond and attendance boundary modification committees and was a founding director of the Katy ISD Education Foundation.  Adams' dedication to these initiatives showcased and reflected his character, vision </span>and<span style="text-align:justify;"> values.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">His commitment to Katy went beyond his involvement in the District as he has served as a member, deacon, and adult Sunday school director at Kingsland Baptist Church, a Katy Christian Ministries volunteer, and a member of the Katy A&M Club, Houston A&M Club, 12<sup>th</sup> Man Association and IMPACT.  Adams was also a former soccer coach for local leagues.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">During his 27-year tenure at the Katy ISD Board of Trustees, Adams experienced the district's exponential growth and was instrumental in ensuring that Katy ISD's reputation for educational excellence continued.   He brought a wealth of knowledge to his position, and along with his genuine passion for public schools, made decisions based on what was in the best interest of the District's students and employees.  His contributions impacted thousands of students and their families.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In addition to his steadfast devotion to the students of Katy ISD, his professional career consisted of 30 years in the oil and gas industry working for several serviced/drilling companies in New Orleans, Dallas, London, and Cairo, Egypt.  He is also a small-business owner in Katy, TX. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Adams holds a B.B.A in Marketing from Texas A&M University.  He and his wife, Donna, have two children and seven grandchildren. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img alt="Joe Adams - Professional Picture.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Joe%20Adams%20-%20Professional%20Picture.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:508px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Names New Superintendent of SchoolsKaty ISD Names New Superintendent of Schools2019-01-15T04:28:34Z<div class="ExternalClass8DBFBD071CF2430A803710635295A9E1"><p>Katy ISD Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to name Ken Gregorski as the new superintendent of schools.<br></p><p>Gregorski is a veteran educator with 26 years of experience in public education. Having served as a teacher, associate principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent in school districts of different sizes and varying needs, he has demonstrated the ability to lead with determination, vision, and a deep understanding of a community's priorities. He is also the father of two secondary students currently enrolled in Katy ISD schools. </p><p>"It is my mission to provide leadership and direction for Katy ISD to ensure our educational system is based upon the needs of our students, standards of excellence and equity, and on community goals," said new Superintendent of Schools Ken Gregorski.</p><p>During his tenure as deputy superintendent, Gregorski played an integral role in laying the groundwork for the current model of student learning in Katy ISD through his supervision of the School Leadership and Support Department, Human Resources, and the Athletics Department. As superintendent of schools, it is expected that Gregorski will maintain Katy ISD's current direction, sustain its continuity of leadership, and guide the District toward fulfilling the goals of its five-year strategic plan.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Gregorski,%20Kenneth-%20017%204x5.jpg" alt="Gregorski, Kenneth- 017 4x5.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:444px;" /><br></p></div>

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Fulshear, TX 77441

Principal: Elisabeth Brodt

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