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Katy ISD is pleased to introduce Legacy Parent Academy, which was developed to support the District’s Strategic Plan Goal 8: “We will actively support the emotional well-being of all learners.”  

The Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy is a series of informational sessions specifically designed to assist parents by providing valuable information that relates to topics that go beyond the academic experience. In today’s world, we know parents and guardians are faced with decisions that will profoundly impact the future growth and development of their student. The goal of the Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy is to equip parents with strategies and techniques to support their students.  All parents and guardians of Katy ISD students are welcome to attend.

The 2018-19 sessions will feature presentations from experts in topics that address emotional well-being, college preparedness, and college financial aid. View each session title for more information, including presenters and a session description, and to access the registration form. Registration for each session will open two weeks prior to the event. 

​ ​Legacy Parent Academy 2018-2019 Sessions​



September 12, 2018 - Emotional Well-​being and Referral Process - Registration RequiredSeptember 12, 2018 - Emotional Well-​being and Referral Process - Registration Required2018-12-21T21:14:40Z<div class="ExternalClass12E9009169794BC2B5784C351A49A226"><p class="ExternalClassEF4AB07F3C7B422C9BC3AA9AECA98866"><strong>​Presenters: </strong>Christy Maeker, Director of Counseling; Anne McHale-Miller, LMSW, KISD Social Worker; Edie White, M.Ed., Bullying Prevention Coordinator </p><p class="ExternalClassEF4AB07F3C7B422C9BC3AA9AECA98866"><strong>Session Description: </strong>Katy ISD will actively support the emotional well-being of all learners. Learn the basics and get onboard to help our students and all learners experience not only academic success, but also gain skills to improve well-being.</p><p class="ExternalClassEF4AB07F3C7B422C9BC3AA9AECA98866">​<strong>Location: </strong>Legacy Stadium, Rooms ABC​ </p><p class="ExternalClassEF4AB07F3C7B422C9BC3AA9AECA98866"><strong>Date and Time: </strong>Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. </p><p class="ExternalClassEF4AB07F3C7B422C9BC3AA9AECA98866"><strong>Presentation Information:</strong></p><div class="ExternalClassEF4AB07F3C7B422C9BC3AA9AECA98866"><ul><li><p><a href="/parents/Documents/Legacy_Parent_Academy_Emotional_Well_Being_and_the_Referral_Process.pdf" target="_blank">Emotional Well Being and the Referral Process</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/parents/Documents/Emotional_Well_Being-Referral_Process_QA.pdf" target="_blank">Emotional Well Being and the Referral Process - Q and A</a></p></li></ul></div><p><strong>LPA Feedback Form:</strong></p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><strong></strong><a href="" target="_blank"> Emotional Well-​being and Referral Process Feedback Form</a><br></p></blockquote><strong><p><br></p></strong></div>
October 3, 2018 - Katy ISD College & Career NightOctober 3, 2018 - Katy ISD College & Career Night2018-12-21T21:16:54Z<div class="ExternalClassEB5D1D16731F4888895425C2077BAE5D"><p><strong>Session Description:</strong>  Representatives from post-secondary institutions, military branches and careers. Meet representatives and get information from an array of post-secondary options, including colleges, universities, technical programs, certification programs, career fields and military.       </p><p><strong>Location: </strong>Leonard Merrell Center and Katy ISD Educational Support Complex</p><p><strong>Date and Time: </strong>Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.​</p><p style="text-align:center;">​<strong>No registration required.</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><b>Feedback Form:</b></p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><a href="" target="_blank">Katy ISD College & Career Night Feedback Form</a></p></blockquote><p></p></div>
October 24, 2018 - Mental Health Services in Texas - Registration RequiredOctober 24, 2018 - Mental Health Services in Texas - Registration Required2019-01-07T19:01:35Z<div class="ExternalClass7EE3D23A18D947C9BC1BB07756478E7A"><p class="ExternalClass3B052A85EC264E1EB967F9591986D078"> <strong>Presenters: </strong>Anne McHale-Miller, LMSW, KISD Social Worker</p><p class="ExternalClass3B052A85EC264E1EB967F9591986D078"> <strong>Session Description: </strong>This workshop will help the learner identify mental health services and supports available to Texas students, adults and families. The learner will gain understanding of the process for obtaining mental health services as well as barriers to these services, and understand both the school's and parents' roles providing mental health services to children in need.   This session is presented in collaboration with the Katy ISD Police Department. ​           </p><p class="ExternalClass3B052A85EC264E1EB967F9591986D078"> <strong>Location: </strong>Legacy Stadium Rooms ABC</p><p class="ExternalClass3B052A85EC264E1EB967F9591986D078"> <strong>Date and Time:</strong> Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.</p><p class="ExternalClass3B052A85EC264E1EB967F9591986D078"><strong>Presentation Information:</strong></p><div class="ExternalClass3B052A85EC264E1EB967F9591986D078"><ul><li><p><a href="/parents/Documents/Legacy_Parent_Academy_Mental_Health_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Mental Health Services in Texas</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/parents/Documents/Mental_Health_Crisis_Phone_Numbers.pdf" target="_blank">Mental Health Crisis Phone Numbers</a><br></p></li></ul></div><p><strong>Feedback Form:</strong></p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><a href="" target="_blank">Mental Health Services in Texas Feedback Form</a><br></p></blockquote></div>
November 7, 2018 - Transitioning from Elementary to Junior High School - Registration RequiredNovember 7, 2018 - Transitioning from Elementary to Junior High School - Registration Required2019-01-07T19:03:48Z<div class="ExternalClass59EFDF4589F64DC186A1F24A51ADFB54"><p class="ExternalClass933FE704D5B64479B70599C05FD4F2A5"><b>Presenters:</b> Katy ISD Junior High Counselors</p><p class="ExternalClass933FE704D5B64479B70599C05FD4F2A5"><strong>Session Description: </strong>Ease the transition from elementary to junior high by learning about the differences in structure between elementary and junior high schedules as well as tips to help your child remain organized.</p><p class="ExternalClass933FE704D5B64479B70599C05FD4F2A5"><strong>Location: </strong>Legacy Stadium Rooms ABC</p><p class="ExternalClass933FE704D5B64479B70599C05FD4F2A5"><b>Date and Time:</b> Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.</p><p class="ExternalClass933FE704D5B64479B70599C05FD4F2A5"><strong>Presentation Information:</strong></p><div class="ExternalClassE881CB9077C64437BD8842E4621F044F"><ul><li><p><a href="/parents/Documents/Transitioning_from_Elementary_to_Junnior_High_School.pdf" target="_blank">Transitioning from Elementary to Junior High School</a></p></li></ul></div><p><strong>Feedback Form:</strong></p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><a href="" target="_blank">Transitioning from Elementary to Junior High School Feedback Form</a><br></p></blockquote></div>
November 7, 2018 - Understanding High School Credits, GPA and Class Rank - Registration RequiredNovember 7, 2018 - Understanding High School Credits, GPA and Class Rank - Registration Required2019-01-07T19:06:45Z<div class="ExternalClass95C7E1434AB245D5930E8CFB39240D90"><p class="ExternalClass49A11B5FC4DB48BBA48C5AAD06AA59F2"> <strong>Presenters: </strong>Katy ISD High School Counselors</p><p class="ExternalClass49A11B5FC4DB48BBA48C5AAD06AA59F2"> <strong>Session Description: </strong>Learn about graduation requirements, endorsements, GPA and class rank, high school credits, including high school credit courses that can be taken in junior high. Planning ahead and taking the right courses can help ensure students are well prepared for life beyond high school.</p><p class="ExternalClass49A11B5FC4DB48BBA48C5AAD06AA59F2"> <strong>Location: </strong>Legacy Stadium Rooms ABC</p><p class="ExternalClass49A11B5FC4DB48BBA48C5AAD06AA59F2"> <strong>Date and Time: </strong>Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.</p><p class="ExternalClass49A11B5FC4DB48BBA48C5AAD06AA59F2"> <strong>Presentation Information:</strong></p><div class="ExternalClassD43A8654D92A4B7CA026F468D6F54900"><ul><li><p> <a href="/parents/Documents/Understanding_HS_Credits_GPA_and_Class_Rank.pdf" target="_blank">Understanding High School Credits, GPA, and Class Rank</a></p></li></ul></div><p> <strong>Feedback Form:</strong></p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p> <a href="" target="_blank">Understanding High School Credits, GPA, and Class Rank Feedback Form</a><br></p></blockquote></div>
November 14, 2018 - Military Academies NightNovember 14, 2018 - Military Academies Night2019-01-07T19:07:59Z<div class="ExternalClassCA89A53BB1ED4F83AD4CC683540E9107"><p class="ExternalClass8416FB6AF8494CA7BB2ABF2FEBE1B340"> <strong>Presenters: </strong>US Military Academy representatives​ </p><p class="ExternalClass8416FB6AF8494CA7BB2ABF2FEBE1B340"><strong>Session Description: </strong>The admissions criteria for US military academies is very specific and different from those of other colleges. Learn about the required processes and preparation to be considered as a cadet. </p><p class="ExternalClass8416FB6AF8494CA7BB2ABF2FEBE1B340"><strong>Location: </strong>Seven Lakes High School 9th grade Commons</p><p class="ExternalClass8416FB6AF8494CA7BB2ABF2FEBE1B340"> <strong>Date and Time: </strong>Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.</p><p class="ExternalClass8416FB6AF8494CA7BB2ABF2FEBE1B340"><a href="/Documents/Calendars/Military_Academy_Night.pdf" target="_blank">Military Academies Night</a></p><p class="ExternalClass8416FB6AF8494CA7BB2ABF2FEBE1B340" style="text-align:center;"><strong>No registration required.</strong></p><p class="ExternalClass8416FB6AF8494CA7BB2ABF2FEBE1B340" style="text-align:left;"><strong>Presentation Information:</strong></p><blockquote class="ExternalClass8416FB6AF8494CA7BB2ABF2FEBE1B340" dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="/parents/Documents/KatyISD_Military_Academies_Night_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">KatyISD Military Academies Night Presentation</a></p></blockquote><p class="ExternalClass1C8F1F7B9D834424A7E00C0445A35185" dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">Feedback Form:</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p class="ExternalClass1C8F1F7B9D834424A7E00C0445A35185" dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;"><a href="" target="_blank">Military Academies Night Feedback Form</a><br></p></blockquote></div>
November 17, 2018 - Financial Information AcademyNovember 17, 2018 - Financial Information Academy2019-01-07T19:09:21Z<div class="ExternalClassA6E73188EB2C4073B6EDE7857A9B3252"><p class="ExternalClass29C918CB48FD4413BFAE6708A0AB5635"><strong>Presenters: </strong>Paul Dickens, White Rhino Financial; Kurt Goedecke, The College Money Guys; Ross Raymond, Raymond Financial; Katy ISD High School Counselors</p><div class="ExternalClass29C918CB48FD4413BFAE6708A0AB5635"> <font size="3"></font></div><p class="ExternalClass29C918CB48FD4413BFAE6708A0AB5635"><strong>Session Description:</strong> Presentations will be given about financing post-secondary education and training.  Hands-on assistance with completing the FAFSA or TASFA, which are required for college financial aid consideration, will also be available in open computer labs.</p><p class="ExternalClass29C918CB48FD4413BFAE6708A0AB5635"><strong>Location:</strong> Tompkins High School’s Main Commons</p><p class="ExternalClass29C918CB48FD4413BFAE6708A0AB5635"><b>Date and Time:</b> Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.<br></p><div class="ExternalClass29C918CB48FD4413BFAE6708A0AB5635" style="text-align:center;"></div><p class="ExternalClass29C918CB48FD4413BFAE6708A0AB5635" style="text-align:center;">​<strong>No registration required.</strong></p><p class="ExternalClass29C918CB48FD4413BFAE6708A0AB5635" style="text-align:left;"><b>Feedback Form:</b></p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p class="ExternalClass29C918CB48FD4413BFAE6708A0AB5635" style="text-align:left;"><a href="" target="_blank">Financial Information Academy Feedback Form</a><br></p></blockquote><p class="ExternalClass29C918CB48FD4413BFAE6708A0AB5635" style="text-align:left;"><b></b></p></div>
February 6, 2019 - My Childhood Addiction - Parenting in a Digital Age - Registration RequiredFebruary 6, 2019 - My Childhood Addiction - Parenting in a Digital Age - Registration Required2019-02-07T13:58:48Z<div class="ExternalClassCAF7DB63A6B04DA6A28D41FCA9D41FF8"><p><strong>Presenters: </strong>Frank Muniz, KISD Police; Shannon Taylor, KISD Police.</p><p><strong>Session Description: </strong>My Childhood Addiction is a discussion on how to teach children safe internet usage. Topics will include identifying pornography and how to reject it as well as safe and appropriate use of social media. Participants will learn the science behind pornography's impact on a developing brain, how easily children can become addicted, and what parents can do to stop this.</p><p><strong>Location:</strong> Legacy Stadium Rooms ABC</p><p><strong>Date and Time: </strong>Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.</p><p><strong>LPA Feedback Form: </strong><a href="" target="_blank">My Childhood Addiction Feedback Form</a></p></div><div class="ExternalClassCAF7DB63A6B04DA6A28D41FCA9D41FF8"><p><span style="font-size:17.33px;"><strong>PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of this topic, this session is not appropriate for minors.</strong></span><br></p></div>
February 27, 2019 - Is It Mean? Is It Rude? Is It Bullying? - Registration RequiredFebruary 27, 2019 - Is It Mean? Is It Rude? Is It Bullying? - Registration Required2019-03-04T19:16:04Z<div class="ExternalClass73FEAE96391645FAAC5929AC59706A4A"><p> <strong>Presenters: </strong>Edie White, M.Ed., Bullying Prevention Coordinator; Katy ISD Police Department; Houston Crime Stoppers</p><p> <strong>Session Description: </strong>This workshop will explore key differences between bullying and being rude, mean, other behaviors oftentimes confused with bullying. Parents will learn about the various forms of bullying and how steps taken by campus administration to determine if an incident is considered bullying or another offense as defined in the Katy ISD Discipline Management Plan. The session will conclude with strategies that parents can use to help prevent and respond to incidents of bullying.​</p><p> <strong>Location: </strong>Legacy Stadium Rooms ABC</p><p> <strong>Date and Time: </strong>Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.</p><p><strong>Presentation Information:</strong> <a href="/parents/Documents/Rude_Mean_Bullying_LPA-2019.pdf" target="_blank">Is it Rude? Is It Mean? Is It Bullying? Presentation</a><br></p><p><strong>LPA Feedback Form:</strong> <a href="" target="_blank">Is It Mean? Is It Rude? Is It Bullying? Feedback Form </a><br> </p></div>
March 20, 2019 - College Prep 101 for Parents - Registration RequiredMarch 20, 2019 - College Prep 101 for Parents - Registration Required2019-03-21T20:17:33Z<div class="ExternalClass4707FB7BFD25497F80EF1D3E201ED8D9"><p><strong>Presenters: </strong>Katy ISD High School Counselors</p><p><strong>Session Description: </strong>Getting into college isn't only about choosing the right classes, making the grades and taking the SAT and/or ACT. Learn the importance of planning ahead, timelines and how to use resources to help guide your student through the college application process.</p><p><strong>Location: </strong>Legacy Stadium Rooms ABC</p><p><strong>Date and Time:</strong> Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. -  7:30 p.m.</p><p><strong>Presentation Information: </strong><a href="/parents/Documents/College_Prep_101_for_Parents.pdf" target="_blank">College Prep 101 for Parents Presentation</a><br></p><p><strong>Feedback Form:</strong>  <a href="" target="_blank">College Prep 101 for Parents Feedback Form</a><br></p><br></div>
April 24, 2019 - Human Trafficking -Registration RequiredApril 24, 2019 - Human Trafficking -Registration Required2019-04-26T17:43:02Z<div class="ExternalClass6D1CC6F665CE48E99F8EA7778936ABA9"><p class="ExternalClass373E25AA4321407DAB4567DBF6CA1D3E"><strong>Presenters: </strong>Katy ISD Police Department; Michelle Sacks, Houston Crime Stoppers</p><p class="ExternalClass373E25AA4321407DAB4567DBF6CA1D3E"><strong>Session Description: </strong>Human Trafficking has become an epidemic in our area. Houston, Dallas and San Antonio are known as the ""Texas Triangle"" of human trafficking, with one in four victims being abducted along the I-10 corridor.  Learn warning signs to protect students from falling prey to this epidemic.</p><p class="ExternalClass373E25AA4321407DAB4567DBF6CA1D3E"><strong>Location: </strong>Legacy Stadium Rooms ABC</p><p class="ExternalClass373E25AA4321407DAB4567DBF6CA1D3E"><strong>Date and Time: </strong>Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.</p><div class="ExternalClass373E25AA4321407DAB4567DBF6CA1D3E"><strong>Feedback Form: </strong><a href="" target="_blank">Human Trafficking Feedback Form</a><br></div><div class="ExternalClass373E25AA4321407DAB4567DBF6CA1D3E"><br></div></div>


2018 - 2019 LIVESTREAM Session Videos Archived

Transitioning from Elementary  
to Junior High School

Understanding High School Credits.
GPA and Class Rank

My Childhood Addiction
Parenting in a Digital Age

Is It Rude? Is It Mean? Is It Bullying?
College Prep 101 for Parents
Human Trafficking - Parents


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