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Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Awards Prestigious Recognitions to Katy ISD StudentsHouston Livestock Show & Rodeo Awards Prestigious Recognitions to Katy ISD Students2019-02-08T20:52:11Z<div class="ExternalClass12ABDA2FE05D4347BE06AD1C1BBD1773"><p><strong style="text-align:justify;"> </strong><span style="text-align:justify;">The artwork of 27 Katy Independent School District students has been recognized by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLS&R), with many of those creations now advancing to Grand Prix Judging and to auction.  Best of Show, Gold Medal </span>and<span style="text-align:justify;"> Special Merit were among some of the prominent achievements of Katy ISD art students who have worked tirelessly to perfect their masterpieces.</span><br></p><p>"Our art students take great pride in selecting personal western heritage resources and turning them into works of art," said Assistant Director of Fine Arts Mitzi Jones.  "Rodeo art competition allows students to sharpen their skills, think critically and finalize newly developed ideas into a champion piece," added Jones. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The HLS&R School Art Program provides students, Pre-K through 12<sup>th</sup> grade, the opportunity to compete in district shows, earn scholarships, travel to summer workshops and display artwork at the Hayloft Gallery at the NRG Center for viewing between February 25 – March 17.  The Grand Prix judging consists of all the 100+ school districts and private schools that participate in the annual competition.  Grand Prix selects which pieces of art will be awarded the Grand Champion, Reserve Champion and Class Champions recognitions.  Those art pieces will then advance to the March 10 HLS&R Art Auction.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/Documents/020619_HLSR%20Art%20Winners.pdf">Complete list of Katy ISD winner</a> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Sarah%20Kim%20-%20Best%20of%20Show%20Elementary.jpg" alt="Sarah Kim - Best of Show Elementary.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:499px;" />Sarah Kim, Davidson Elementary, Best of Show for artwork titled "The Past Before Us"<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Ashley%20Chung%20-%20Best%20of%20Show%20Junior%20High.jpg" alt="Ashley Chung - Best of Show Junior High.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:506px;" />Ashley Chung, Beck Junior High, Best of Show for artwork titled "Next to the Road"<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Angel%20Luo%20-%20Best%20of%20Show%20High%20School.jpg" alt="Angel Luo - Best of Show High School.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:506px;" />Angel Luo, Cinco Ranch High School, Best of Show for artwork titled "Spirit"<br></p><p><br></p></div>
MCTC Automotive Center is Open!MCTC Automotive Center is Open!2019-02-08T21:03:48Z<div class="ExternalClass0FD1CB17905849879D6A7B9DB90FF869"><p>​Miller Career & Technology Automotive Center is open to customers.  </p><p>Student technicians work on most makes and models and are happy to service your vehicle.  </p><p>Set up an appointment and support our MCTC automotive students.! <br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/020519_MCTC_Auto%20Tech%20Flyer.jpg" alt="020519_MCTC_Auto Tech Flyer.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:650px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Represented at 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Awards EventKaty ISD Represented at 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Awards Event2019-02-06T14:17:09Z<div class="ExternalClass68C546E068074DFCA7C1B02036875D19"><p>Each year 10 Texas library districts are represented at the Texas Library Association's (TLA) annual conference and this year Katy Independent School District librarian Diane Austin, as well as 4th grader Charlotte Baker,<sup style="text-align:justify;"></sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> will be representing District 8 in addition to Katy ISD's Wolman Elementary School.  Charlotte will be a part of a student group who will be announcing the grand winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award.</span><br></p><p>"I love the Texas Bluebonnet Program because not only are children motivated to read books but students have the opportunity to choose the winner unlike many other publishing awards," said Diane Austin, library media specialist at Wolman Elementary. </p><p>Twenty books are chosen each year for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List.  Schools and libraries around the state participate in the program, encouraging students in grades 3<sup>rd </sup>- 6<sup>th</sup> to read a minimum of five books from the list.  In January, participating students all over the state of Texas cast their vote for their favorite title.  The author of the book receiving the most votes is the winner and is given their award at the Texas Bluebonnet Luncheon.  This year the TLA Annual Conference will take place on Wednesday, April 17 in Austin, Texas.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/020519_RJWE_Blue%20Bonnet%20Award%20Teacher%20and%20Student%20Picture.jpg" alt="020519_RJWE_Blue Bonnet Award Teacher and Student Picture.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>

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