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May 03
Katy Book Wars Competition Results

​Katy Book Wars Winners

Congratulations to Beck Junior High Team, Golden Caterpillars, for winning 1st Place in the Katy Book Wars!  This group of 6th graders worked really hard and answered 29 out of 30 questions correctly!  

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 Seven Lakes Junior High Team, Book Beasts, came in 2nd Place with 28 out of 30 correct!  

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The first Katy Book Wars was such a success that the librarians are already planning next year’s competition! Thank you to all the parents and school staff that attended.  We had over 100 spectators!  Congratulations to both teams!

Apr 11
Sewing in the Library

A group of students at Creech Elementary met in the library on Friday mornings to learn how to embroidery. First, we learned a few basic stitches and practiced them. Then the students came to the library, found a comfortable place to sit with friends and stitched away.  They each were able to work on a gift for their mothers.  It was so much fun.  This activity interested students in the arts and crafts section of the library and empowered these students to embark on more adventures.sew1.JPG


Apr 05
Elementary Library Media Specialist of the Year Winner

Crystal Matovich is our first Elementary Library Media Specialist of the Year!  

Congratulations Crystal!  We appreciate all that you do for Katy ISD, Katy ISD Library Media Specialist Group and Davidson Elementary School.

2018-2019 School Year

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Apr 05
Secondary Library Media Specialist of the Year Winner

Lori Kelley is our first Secondary Library Media Specialist of the Year! 

Congratulations Lori!  We appreciate all that you do for Katy ISD, Katy ISD Library Media Specialist Group and Tays Junior High.

2018-2019 School Year

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Apr 05
Katy Book Wars

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Students in grades 6-8, from 11 KISD junior high schools, worked in teams of four or five to read 25 books since November 2018.

Campus competitions were held the week of March 18, 2019 to determine who will compete at the district wide competition. Cheer your favorite team on at 7:00 pm, May 1, 2019 at Legacy Stadium.

Here are the teams:

MCJH - 6th Graders - A3M

Andrew, Mikalya, Ashley and Adriana

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MPJH - 6th graders - Book Warriors

Ava Clutter, Katherine Hafling, Suzie Sheffer, Shifa Sial, and Charlotte Hare



BJH - 6th Graders - The Golden Bookworms

Olivia, Elizabeth, Hansika, Rachel and Grace

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WCJH - Nerds of America

Micah, Darsh, Johan and Vikas 

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MMJH - 6th Graders 

Sakina, Denver, Autumn, Layla, and Yasmine

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SLJH - 7th Graders - The Book Beasts

Irshad, Nihilesh, Adithya, Param, and Bo-Kai

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Abhinav, Gauravaram, Soha, Sanjay, and Brandon

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CJH - Rubber Duckies

Minghui, Hannah, Zain, Zach, and Tristen

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CRJH - 6th-8th Graders - The Page Turners

BDJH - 6th-8th Graders - The Flying Squirrels

WMJH - 6th and 8th Graders – The Alchemists

WPJH - 6th graders – Book Warriors

Mar 29
No library? No problem!


No library? No problem! Even though the Fielder Elementary Library is closed for renovation and all the books are packed in a warehouse, students continue to find ways to engage in reading. Think "Little Free Library" – through community donations and profits from our fall scholastic Book fair, Fielder Falcons are able to trade out books at Book Swap. 

Mar 27
News from: McMeans Junior High (MMJH)

​Katy Book Wars MMJH Champions!

Congratulations to 6th graders: Sakina, Denver, Autumn, Layla, and Yasmine for winning MMJH's KATY BOOK WARS competition! They competed against five other teams and answered the most questions correctly from the twenty books on the '2018 Texas Lone Star' reading list and five of Jennifer A. Nielsen's books.  They will represent MMJH at the district competition against ten other KISD junior high schools on May 1st, 2019 at Legacy Stadium.  WAY TO GO, GIRLS!

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Mar 18
News from: Creech Elementary (SCE)

​Dr. Seuss Stations at Creech Elementary!

At Creech, we had fun in Dr. Seuss stations at the library.  Some of the students visited Seussville,  while others played Seuss dominoes, made Fox in Socks puppets, played bingo, enjoyed a matching game, and tried their hand at illustrating.  We also had a green eggs and ham center and a rhyming words station with unusual Dr. Seuss words.  It was a great hit, and we all had fun!

Feb 06
News from: Campbell Elementary (ACE)


Campbell Elementary Wins a National  Book Fair Contest!                                    

Shout out to Kaylin Chaudron at Campbell Elementary School (ACE) for winning the Scholastic President's Award for the family event!

Campbell Elementary (ACE) will receive $500 to spend in their library! Way to go Kaylin!!!! Congratulations!

Feb 01
News from: Katy Junior High (KJH)

Katy Junior High Students Win Merge Cubes for Paticipation in Hour of Code

Congratulations to the two students at Katy Junior High who won the merge cubes for their participation in Hour of Code!

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