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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 Art Students Earn $316,000 in Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art AuctionKaty ISD Art Students Earn $316,000 in Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Auction2019-03-20T20:55:37Z<div class="ExternalClass049698CB1F9A46269C8459AF4E98AF56"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">It was a Spring Break to remember for 13 Katy Independent School District art students whose artwork advanced to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLS&R) Art Auction, which raised a total of $316,000. As with last year, Katy ISD had more students in the art auction than any other participating school district. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Tompkins High School 11<sup>th</sup> grader Madelyn Huynh's creation entitled "<em>Texas Stud</em>" won Class Champion over the monochromatic drawing entries and was the highest placed piece among high school entries, with bids reaching $75,000.  Adriana Landin-Seneriz from Tays Junior High auctioned her painting, "<em>Midsummer Dreamin</em>" for $49,000 and was named the Junior High Class Champion.  Likewise, Ashley Chung from Beck Junior High stepped onto the stage to be named the Reserve Class Champion for her creation entitled "<em>Next to the Road,</em>" which auctioned off for $32,000. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The details placed into each piece of artwork is breathtaking," said Assistant Director of Fine Arts Mitzi Jones.  "Even more impressive is that this year Katy ISD swept the junior high art division by taking the top two placements over all the junior high entries," added Jones.</p><p style="text-align:center;">To view all Katy ISD art submissions, visit the <a href="https://www.rodeohouston.com/Educational-Support/School-Art-Program#ArtGallery">HLS&R Art Gallery</a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/2.%20Madelyn%20Huynh_Texas%20Stud_Class%20Champion.jpg" alt="2. Madelyn Huynh_Texas Stud_Class Champion.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:490px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Madelynn Huynh</p><p style="text-align:center;">Tompkins High School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>"Texas Stud"</em></p><p style="text-align:center;">Class Champion</p><p style="text-align:center;">$75,000<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/1.%20Adriana%20Landin%20Seneriz_Midsummer%20Dreamin_Class%20Champion.jpg" alt="1. Adriana Landin Seneriz_Midsummer Dreamin_Class Champion.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:493px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Adriana Landin-Seneriz</p><p style="text-align:center;">Tays Junior High</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>"Midsummer Dreamin"</em></p><p style="text-align:center;">Class Champion</p><p style="text-align:center;">$49,000<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/3.%20Ashley%20Chung_Next%20to%20the%20Road_Reserve%20Class%20Champion.jpg" alt="3. Ashley Chung_Next to the Road_Reserve Class Champion.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:492px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Ashley Chung</p><p style="text-align:center;">Beck Junior High</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>"Next to the Road"</em></p><p style="text-align:center;">Reserve Class Champion<br></p><p style="text-align:center;">$32,000<br></p><p><br></p><p><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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James and Sharon Tays Junior High

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Katy, TX  77494

Principal: Dr. Kris Mitzner

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