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Federal Programs Public Meeting – Wednesday, April 17, 2019Federal Programs Public Meeting – Wednesday, April 17, 20192019-03-19T13:12:42Z<div class="ExternalClassED01125E6DB84A20BEE92157BA808D81"><p>A public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 1:00PM in the Katy Independent School District Education Support Complex, Room 1200 located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas regarding the ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, IDEA B Special Education, High School Accelerated Instruction and Carl D. Perkins CTE programs as implemented in the 2018-2019 school year and as proposed for 2019-2020 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all comments made. In addition, parent and teacher surveys have been created to gather input on these programs. The links to each electronic survey are listed below.</p><p><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/QHmvURtMGZJBM28V2" target="_blank">Parent Survey(English)</a> | <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/qd1GHhZSwaREgFPG2" target="_blank">Parent Survey(Spanish)</a>​</p></div>
Katy ISD Students Sign with Prestigious CollegesKaty ISD Students Sign with Prestigious Colleges2019-03-06T17:46:07Z<div class="ExternalClass4F6A03ABD8A74AC58198B232F1196E71"><p>During the month of February, Katy Independent School District celebrated National Signing Day events across its high schools.  This is a day when the countless hours of practice, sweat and effort pay off for several Katy ISD athletes, as well as a memorable moment in which high school seniors sign a binding national letter of intent for a collegiate sport. Several Katy ISD signees committed to numerous prestigious colleges across the country and additional student signing events are set to take place throughout the year.    <br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Cinco Ranch High School 2019 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Aliana Marroquin, Softball, Tyler Junior College</li><li>Sanders Crawford, Football, Stephen F. Austin State University</li><li>Demetrius Martin, Football, Urbana University</li><li>Jake O'Neil, Football, Texas Lutheran University</li><li>Cameron Harper, Football, Midwestern State University</li><li>Conner Hughes, Football, Rice University</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Katy High School 2019 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Cole Birmingham, Football, Oklahoma State University</li><li>Fernanda Gamez, Swim, University of Arkansas</li><li>Autumn Gentry, Volleyball, New Mexico State University</li><li>Deondrick Glass, Football, Oklahoma State University</li><li>Dawson Gonzales, Football, Southwestern University (Georgetown)</li><li>Ben Harter, Football, Trinity University*</li><li>Kaelyn Lance, Swim, McMurry University</li><li>Carmen Lozada, Female Soccer, St. Thomas University</li><li>Daniel Manibog, Wrestling, Oklahoma State University</li><li>Payton McVey, Female Soccer, University of Mary Hardin – Baylor</li><li>Amanda Meuth, Volleyball, University of Houston</li><li>Emma Sheehan, Volleyball, Texas A&M International</li><li>Bella Tablante, Female Soccer, Trinity University</li><li>Jianni Angulo, Football, Grand View State University</li><li>Garrett Madison, Football, Southern Methodist University</li><li>Kaleb Cue, Football, East Texas Baptist University</li><li>Jakoby Kenneth, Football, University of Texas of the Permian Basin</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Mayde Creek High School 2019 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Brian Lampton, Football, Southern Nazarene University</li><li>Jalon Strong, Football, Kilgore College</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Morton Ranch High School 2019 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Amanda Hu, Softball, Carlow University</li><li>Xavier Luehr, Football, Blinn Jr. College*</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Seven </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Lakes</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> High School 2019 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Michael Batton, Football, University of Louisiana at Lafayette</li><li>Rasheen Green, Football, Angelo State University</li><li>John Harrington, Football, Wofford College</li><li>Daniel North, Football, Sam Houston State University</li><li>David Ugwoegbu, Football, Oklahoma State University</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Taylor High School 2019 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Dillon Alam, Football, Texas Wesleyan University</li><li>Andrew Coker, Football, Texas Christian University</li><li>Josh Ferguson, Football, New Mexico State University</li><li>Conner Fremin, Baseball, Wharton County Jr. College</li><li>Parker Gregg, Baseball, St. Thomas University</li><li>Zain Kiblawi, Male Soccer, Southwestern University</li><li>Jeremy Kristynik, Baseball, St. Thomas University</li><li>Zac LeFevre, Football, Southwestern University</li><li>Ben Montgomery, Football, Dartmouth College</li><li>Cole Sorkness, Football, Carnegie Mellon University</li><li>Shaun Tolbert, Football, Lamar University</li><li>Joseph Ungaro, Baseball, Southwestern College in Kansas</li><li>Sawyer Underwood, Baseball, St. Thomas University</li></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tompkins High School 2019 Signees:</strong></span></p><ul><li>Chris Adams, Volleyball, Southeastern Louisiana University</li><li>Austin Bell, Baseball, Blinn Junior College</li><li>Justin Cardenas, Football, Stephen F. Austin State University</li><li>Kolby Crowe, Wrestling, Tiffin University</li><li>Colin Frimel, Golf, Capital University</li><li>Carrie Gerdes, Female Soccer, Howard Payne University</li><li>Brayden Gonzales, XC/Track, University of Montevallo</li><li>Mimi Heholt, Volleyball, Delaware State University</li><li>Jordan Holmes, Football, University of Texas of the Permian Basin</li><li>Tyler Marchelli, XC/Track, Trinity University</li><li>Rex Martin, Football, Stephen F. Austin State University</li><li>Jovan Prado, Male Soccer, University of Memphis</li><li>Justis Wineland, Baseball, Alvin Community College</li><li>Moyra Zulaica, Volleyball, Pittsburg State University</li></ul><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/prvucot7fh1syg5/AACgSepk551HNWs_Qd87_dsla?dl=0">Photo Gallery of 2019 Signees</a></p><p>*picture not available<br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/020619_KHS_Signing%20Day.JPG" alt="020619_KHS_Signing Day.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:666px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Katy High School<br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/020619_MCHS_Signing%20Day.jpg" alt="020619_MCHS_Signing Day.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:674px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Mayde Creek High School<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/020619_MRHS_Signing%20Day%20Hu%201.jpg" alt="020619_MRHS_Signing Day Hu 1.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:680px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Morton Ranch High School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/020619_OTHS_Signing%20Day.jpg" alt="020619_OTHS_Signing Day.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:687px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Tompkins High School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/020619_SLHS_Signing%20Day.jpg" alt="020619_SLHS_Signing Day.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:685px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Seven Lakes High School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/020619_THS_SigningDay.jpg" alt="020619_THS_SigningDay.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:686px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Taylor High School<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/021219_CRHS_Aliana%20Marroquin.JPEG" alt="021219_CRHS_Aliana Marroquin.JPEG" style="margin:5px;width:691px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Cinco Ranch High School<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/021219_CRHS_Cameron%20Harper.JPG" alt="021219_CRHS_Cameron Harper.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:691px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Cinco Ranch High School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/021219_CRHS_Connor%20Hughes.jpg" alt="021219_CRHS_Connor Hughes.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Cinco Ranch High School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/021219_CRHS_Demetrius%20Martin.JPG" alt="021219_CRHS_Demetrius Martin.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:701px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Cinco Ranch High School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/021219_CRHS_Jake%20O%27Neil.JPG" alt="021219_CRHS_Jake O'Neil.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:698px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Cinco Ranch High School</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/021219_CRHS_Sanders%20Crawford.JPG" alt="021219_CRHS_Sanders Crawford.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:700px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Cinco Ranch High School<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Students Spelling out Victory!Katy ISD Students Spelling out Victory!2019-03-04T21:56:16Z<div class="ExternalClass93E9BC202BA140209AC232EECA7ED442"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">W-I-N-N-E-R-S that spells Winners!!  </span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District is proud to announce the recent 2019 Katy ISD Spelling Bee Winners.  The winning word was "drupaceous" which Beckendorff Junior High Keerthana Krishnan spelled out without hesitation.  The seventh-grader went through a rigorous 21 rounds of competition to ultimately be recognized as the Spelling Bee Champion of Katy ISD. Memorial Parkway Junior High seventh-grader Beck Beathard was named the Spelling Bee Runner-up and Janina Ojeiduma, an eighth-grader from Seven Lakes Junior High was named Spelling Bee Alternate.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The hard work, determination and countless hours spent by these Katy ISD students to prepare for such competition is a clear demonstration of their passion to excel in whatever they set their minds to," said Katy ISD Instructional Officer for Curriculum and Instruction Lisa Wells.  "Students are excited for the District's competition and we know they will represent Katy ISD well," added Wells. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Keerthana and Beck will represent Katy ISD at the Houston Public Media Regional Spelling Bee on March 23.  The Champion and Runner-up at the Regional Spelling Bee event will then advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in May 2019.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Best of luck to these students!<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/K.%20Krishnan%20B.%20Beathard%20J.%20Ojeiduma%20-%20Champion%20Runner%20Up%20Alternate.jpeg" alt="K. Krishnan B. Beathard J. Ojeiduma - Champion Runner Up Alternate.jpeg" style="margin:5px;width:530px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Photo Attribution:</p><p style="text-align:center;">Left:  Beckendorff Junior High Keerthana Krishnan</p><p style="text-align:center;">Grade 7</p><p style="text-align:center;">Champion</p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Center:  Memorial Parkway Junior High Beck Beathard</p><p style="text-align:center;">Grade 7</p><p style="text-align:center;">Runner-Up</p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Right:  Seven Lakes Junior High Janina Ojeiduma</p><p style="text-align:center;">Grade 8</p><p style="text-align:center;">Alternate<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Region IV Principal HonoreesKaty ISD Announces Region IV Principal Honorees2019-03-04T17:28:13Z<div class="ExternalClassA277FEFEFAEC42AD9EB186C97179B1F9"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District recently announced Golbow Elementary Principal Dr. Ann Lalime and Morton Ranch High School Principal Julie Hinson as Katy ISD Principals of the Year as well as honorees for the Region IV Principal Recognition.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Both school administrators were selected by their peers for their ability and willingness to make meaningful contributions to education, their desire for continuous personal and professional growth as well as their ability to inspire Katy ISD students and staff to reach their goals.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Lalime has worked in the field of education for 25 years including 10 years as a principal, eight years as assistant principal, one year as an instructional specialist and six years as a teacher.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"It is an honor and privilege to serve the students, staff and community at Golbow Elementary," said Dr. Ann Lalime.  "I am always amazed by how our staff goes above and beyond to work together to help our students grow every day.  We have created a bright vision for the future and the possibilities are unlimited for our students," said Lalime.</p><p>Julie Hinson has 21 years of experience in education, 17 of which she has been at Katy ISD.  This is her fourth year as principal for the District.  Hinson opened up Morton Ranch High School (MRHS) as the first head swim coach and math teacher and has been at MRHS for 12 of the 15 years the school has been open.<br><span style="text-align:justify;"><br>"I am passionate about providing our students a voice to effect change in their world," said MRHS Principal Julie Hinson.  "When they shake my hand at graduation, they are young adults ready to take risks, accept challenges, and use their voice as proud Mavericks," added Hinson.  </span><br></p><p>Both principals, along with campus administrators from school districts in the surrounding area, will participate in a recognition ceremony at the Region IV Principal Recognition ceremony on April 3 at Hotel Zaza.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030419_GE_Dr.%20Ann%20Lalime4.jpg" alt="030419_GE_Dr. Ann Lalime4.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:416px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Dr. Ann Lalime – Principal at Golbow Elementary School<br><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/030419_MRHS_Julie%20Hinson.jpg" alt="030419_MRHS_Julie Hinson.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:516px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Julie Hinson – Principal at Morton Ranch High School<br></p></div>
Educators Named Finalists for the 2019 H-E-B Excellence in Education AwardEducators Named Finalists for the 2019 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award2019-02-28T21:33:14Z<div class="ExternalClassD930D5B7BC2144A39EB4A680B4C5DC05"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">It was the surprise of a </span>lifetime<span style="text-align:justify;"> for two Katy Independent School District educators who never imagined their busy school schedule would somehow include a twist of excitement.  Katy Elementary Music Teacher Leslyn Jacks and Memorial Parkway Principal Doreen Martinez were shocked to see H-E-B representatives and camera crews arrive at their school with a large $1,000 check, balloons, cookies, flowers and the stunning news that they would be traveling to Austin, TX on May 4-5 to compete at a statewide level for larger cash prizes totaling $430,000.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Besides receiving $1,000 checks, Mrs. Jacks' school will also receive a $1,000 check and Principal Martinez' school will receive a $2,500 check.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"It's always great to celebrate the passion, dedication and creativity of our Katy ISD educators," said Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Support Dr. Dawn Carlson-Scruggs.  "I'm proud to say that some of the best educators in Texas are part of the Katy ISD family," added Carlson-Scruggs.</p><p>H-E-B's Excellence in Education is the largest monetary awards program for educators in Texas, and among the largest in the nation.  The Excellence in Educations Awards was launched by H-E-B in cooperation with the Texas Association of School Administrators in 2002 as a positive way to support public education in Texas. </p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/notmxr8giezt1g5/HEB%20Excellence%20in%20Education%20Award%20Feb.19%2c%202019.mp4?dl=0">Video of the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards Surprise</a> <br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/021919_KE_HEB%20Excellence%20in%20Education%20Leslyn%20Jacks%20(19).JPG" alt="021919_KE_HEB Excellence in Education Leslyn Jacks (19).JPG" style="margin:5px;width:547px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Katy Elementary Music Teacher Leslyn Jacks with her music students.<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/021919_MPE_HEB%20Excellence%20In%20Education%20Surprise%20(85).JPG" alt="021919_MPE_HEB Excellence In Education Surprise (85).JPG" style="margin:5px;width:555px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Memorial Parkway Elementary School Principal Dr. Doreen Martinez with her students<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Names New Elementary School after Olga LeonardKaty ISD Names New Elementary School after Olga Leonard2019-02-28T19:06:58Z<div class="ExternalClass2D1C6A565F6140A78790A408F0A1C3C0"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees approved to name the District's newest elementary school after Olga Leonard.  The new school is currently being built in the northwest quadrant of the District in the Morton Creek Ranch subdivision.  Leonard is known for her accomplishments as an elementary, junior high, and high school classroom teacher, an instructional specialist and as an elementary campus administrator in Katy ISD.  She first came to the District in 1985 as a first-grade teacher at Bear Creek Elementary, followed by K-6 instructional careers at West Memorial Elementary and Hutsell Elementary.</span><br></p><p>In 1987, Mrs. Leonard began collaborating with the district as a curriculum writer and teacher trainer, while providing bilingual instruction to students at Sundown Elementary where she was honored as Teacher of the Year in 1989.  After that, Olga served as a teacher, team leader and ESL teacher at Cimarron Elementary.<br><br>Following her years in the elementary setting, Olga began teaching Spanish at West Memorial Junior High and McDonald Junior High.  She earned her teaching certification for secondary Spanish, served as a member of the Texas Collaborative Transition Project Committee, and soon went on to teach Spanish at Taylor High School.  During this time, Olga delivered multiple professional development sessions at the state and national level, even winning "Best in State."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The end of the century marked the moment that Olga Leonard began her educational administrative journey.  She served as an instructional specialist for Bilingual Education, Languages Other than English (LOTE) and English as a Second Language (ESL).  Her success in paving the way to multiculturalism in the Katy granted her the opportunity to take bilingualism to a whole new level. Leonard implemented dual language programs serving both speakers of other languages and native English speaking students.  In 2001, she helped open Schmalz Elementary as an assistant principal, where she served until 2003.  The following year, she also assisted in the opening of Kilpatrick Elementary, also as an assistant principal.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Always putting children first, her passion for student learning can be seen in the distinctive artistic seal Olga left in the murals she painted and donated to Schmalz Elementary and Memorial Parkway Elementary.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">After being an assistant principal in two Katy ISD schools, she went on to serve as principal of Memorial Parkway Elementary, interim principal at Polly McRoberts Elementary, and as supervisor of student teachers.</p><p>Olga Leonard graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1981, with a Bachelor of Arts in Bilingual Elementary Education.  Her voyage into the classroom started the same year when she was hired as a bilingual teacher in Spring Branch ISD.  She later earned a Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision with Principal Certification from the University of Houston.  Olga and her husband have two adult children.<br> <br><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_6275.JPG" alt="IMG_6275.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:650px;" /><br></p></div>

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