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Volleyball Tryout Informationhttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=310Volleyball Tryout Information2021-07-27T20:53:54Z<div class="ExternalClass6FC3869A44184DE1A6DB6FBB44DC45EE"><p>​Click on  the link posted below to learn more about the upcoming volleyball tryouts: <br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/Documents/Vball%20Tryout%20Info%202021.pdf">Vball Tryout Info 2021.pdf</a>​<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD is Powering Up for Back to School 2021-22https://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1477Katy ISD is Powering Up for Back to School 2021-222021-07-27T14:32:34Z<div class="ExternalClassBFF6F71E36E34BA0A8CC5480161AC8D5"><p style="text-align:center;"><span><img src="/PublishingImages/Slideviewer.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:155px;" /><br></span></p><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District is excited to welcome back over 85,000 students on Wednesday, August 18 for the 2021-22 school year.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Prior to the first day of school, Katy ISD encourages parents and students to </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Power Up for Back to School</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> through the District's online registration system, </span><a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx" style="text-align:justify;">PowerSchool Enrollment</a><span style="text-align:justify;">.  A new student is defined as a K-12 learner who has never attended a school within Katy ISD, or a previous Katy ISD student who withdrew and is re-enrolling. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">All Katy ISD students are required to enroll, or update their information, for the new school year using the online registration system.  Enrollment and updates will take place in two phases which include:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Monday, July 26, 2021 – New student enrollment reopens</li><li>Monday, August 2, 2021 – Annual Student Update Opens (for current Katy ISD students)</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Before beginning the online registration process for new students, it's recommended that parents have the following documentation ready to upload:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Proof of Residence:  A utility bill (light, water or gas), purchasing paperwork or lease agreement.  If a lease agreement or purchasing paperwork is provided at the time of registration, a utility bill must be provided within 30 days of occupancy.</li><li>Official Birth Certificate or Passport of Student</li><li>Government-issued Identification Care of Person Registering Student</li><li>Proof of Immunization</li><li>Report Card or Transcript at Recently Attended School</li></ul><p>Join Katy ISD as we <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> with PowerSchool Enrollment.  For more information, visit the <a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx">Katy ISD Online Registration webpage</a>.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Employees Rewarded with a Pay Increasehttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1465Katy ISD Employees Rewarded with a Pay Increase2021-06-29T03:00:05Z<div class="ExternalClass0F6BADBDC36243FD91BD42415D12AC22"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">At the Regular Board meeting, Katy Independent School District Trustees made it a budget priority to ensure teachers and staff are recognized for their ongoing commitment to District students and families following a school year fraught with a pandemic, a winter freeze and many other challenges. Trustees approved a 2% pay increase to be distributed beginning in July 2021, or depending on the staff member's contract start date, with a 1% one-time lump sum payment to be provided this December. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Pay increases are calculated based on an employee's midpoint rates of pay found on the <a href="/dept/hr/Documents/2022%20Pay%20Ranges.pdf">Katy ISD Human Resources webpage</a>.  Regular part-time employees will also benefit from this increase approved tonight.<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces New Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Supporthttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1462Katy ISD Announces New Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Support2021-06-14T21:52:39Z<div class="ExternalClassF49EB852483C42C59C595BA44BD9DEDF"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Today Katy Independent School District Superintendent Ken Gregorski appointed Ronnie Edwards as the District's new Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Support.  Prior to accepting this new role, Edwards was the principal of Mayde Creek High School, a position he has held for the past five years.  He will be replacing Dr. Freda Creech who is pl</span><span style="text-align:justify;">anning for retirement this summer.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“It is an honor for me to be part of a thriving school district where our goal is to ensure every student excels in a supportive academic environment, from their first day of school up to the last day of their senior year," said Ronnie Edwards, Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Support.  “As a former principal, I can relate with the struggles and strengths of campus leaders.  I look forward to working with them and staff from across the district to ensure this growing school district continues providing an A+ education," added Edwards.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Edwards began his career in education as an English teacher and coach at Santa Fe Independent School District in 1991.  A year later, he accepted a head coaching position in Van Vleck Independent School District.  Known for his passion in the classroom as well as in athletics, in 1994, Edwards decided to move closer to his hometown where he began coaching and teaching in Abilene Independent School District.  But a few years later, South Texas was calling him back, this time to join Brazosport ISD as head basketball coach and English teacher.  It wasn't until 1999 that Edwards joined the Katy ISD family after accepting a head basketball and physical education (PE) teacher position at Katy High School.  Five years later, he accepted a position at Fort Bend Independent School District at Kempner High School as a head coach and English teacher.  In 2009, Edwards moved into administration at Fort Bend ISD at Clements High School as an Assistant Principal.  He remained there until 2011.  That year, he accepted the Associate Principal position at William B. Travis High School in Fort Bend ISD.  In 2013, he was named Principal at John Foster Dulles High School.  Yet throughout his educational career, Katy ISD always held a special place in his heart.  In 2016, Edwards returned to Katy ISD as Principal of Mayde Creek High School, a position he has held until today when he was appointed into his new role with the district leadership team.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Edwards holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a minor in English from Tarleton State University and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston – Victoria.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/061421_Ronnie%20Edwards.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:533px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Ronnie Edwards</em><br><em> Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Support</em><br></p></div>
Powering Up for Back to Schoolhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1459Powering Up for Back to School2021-06-07T19:54:30Z<div class="ExternalClassC3B35BCB351445038F60DA5D0588FBA2"><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Slideviewer.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:155px;" /><br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Katy ISD is <em>Powering Up for Back to School </em>with<em> </em>PowerSchool Enrollment!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">This fall, the District will welcome over 85,000 students when school starts on <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday, August 18.</span>  Resuming today, parents of new students* can pre-register for the 2021-22 Katy ISD fall semester through the <a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx">PowerSchool Enrollment webpage</a>. Parents of current Katy ISD students may update their child’s information in <a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx">PowerSchool Enrollment</a> beginning August 2.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Mark your calendar for these important dates:</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Monday, June 7 to Wednesday, June 30 (until midnight)</span></strong>– New student online pre-registration and enrollment resumes</span> </li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Monday, July 26</span></strong>– New student enrollment re-opens following the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">June 30</span> close date (2<sup>nd</sup> opportunity)</span> </li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Monday, August 2</span></strong>– Annual student update begins (for current Katy ISD students) </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">*A new student is defined as a K-12 learner who has never attended a school within Katy ISD, or a previous Katy ISD student who withdrew and is re-enrolling.  A current student is defined as any student who was actively enrolled during the 2020-21 school year. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">All new and current Katy ISD students are required to use PowerSchool Enrollment to submit a new student registration or their annual student update.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to submit a parent inquiry through the <a href="/Parent-Student-Tech-Support">Parent/Guardian & Student Technology Support Center</a> or email <a href="mailto:centralregistration@katyisd.org">centralregistration@katyisd.org</a>.</span><span style="font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Closes COVID-19 Testing Site and Continues Randall's Pharmacy Vaccination Partnershiphttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1454Katy ISD Closes COVID-19 Testing Site and Continues Randall's Pharmacy Vaccination Partnership2021-05-27T14:25:28Z<div class="ExternalClassBE609C14734C4BC0B78DEFDD3914E730"><p>​ <span style="text-align:justify;">Since launching this past September, the Katy Independent School District COVID-19 & RediMD Testing Site has offered over 27,520 rapid tests to students, staff and their qualifying dependents to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  As the school year comes to an end and COVID-19 infection rates continue to drop across the region, the District will be closing the testing site.  The last day of operation will be Friday, May 28. The District, however, will maintain its COVID-19 Dashboard and Positive Self-Reporting options.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">As focus shifts from testing to vaccination, Katy ISD has partnered with Randall's Pharmacy to offer a district location for the organization to provide optional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities to eligible students, 12 years of age and older. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Due to high demand, Randall's Pharmacy has made three opportunities available to parents interested in having their children vaccinated against COVID-19," said Lance Nauman, Director of Katy ISD Risk Management Department. “The vaccination is available free of charge and is being administered at Katy ISD's Agricultural Science Center located at 5801 Katy Hockley Cut-Off Road," added Nauman. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">A valid student ID, along with a completed parent consent form must be presented.  To schedule an appointment and to access the consent form, parents can visit the following link:  <a href="https://mhealthsystem.com/KatyISD">https://mhealthsystem.com/KatyISD</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Randall's Pharmacy COVID-19 Optional Vaccination Schedule is as follows: </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>First Dose</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Second Dose</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, May 19</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, June 9</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, May 26</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Thursday, June 17</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, June 2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wednesday, June 23</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"><br>Katy ISD students are not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in order to participate in District activities and/or programs.  For questions regarding the optional COVID-19 vaccination offered by Randall's Pharmacy, individuals can contact <a href="mailto:covid19responses@katyisd.org">covid19responses@katyisd.org</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Continues Meal Programs through Summerhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1453Katy ISD Continues Meal Programs through Summer2021-05-27T14:23:44Z<div class="ExternalClass9FEE5F48501E42CC8BFAEAFC76E08306"><p>​A<span style="text-align:justify;">s Katy Independent School District's academic year comes to an end, its Nutrition & Food Service Department is preparing to fill the hunger gap that exists among some students during summer break.  This year, Katy ISD will continue offering “Grab and Go" meals to </span><span style="text-align:justify;text-decoration-line:underline;">all</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> students, 18 years and younger, in the Katy area as well as enrolled Katy ISD students attending in-person summer school.  Below is the schedule for meal distribution.</span></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Summer Meal Programs</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>For</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Designated School/Dates/Times</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Curbside “Grab and Go" Meals</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">All Katy area students <em>(including Katy ISD students)</em></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Cinco Ranch High School and Morton Ranch High School </span></p><ul><li>Thursday, May 27</li></ul><p>4 - 6 p.m.</p><ul><li>Every Tuesday (from June 1 – July 27)</li></ul><p>4 - 6 p.m.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">In-person Summer School Meals</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Enrolled Katy ISD summer school students</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Morton Ranch Elementary, West Memorial Elementary, Williams Elementary and Taylor High School </span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Monday - Thursday (June 7 – July 1)</li><li>Breakfast:  7:30 – 8:30 a.m.</li><li>Lunch for Elementary Schools:  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. </li><li>Lunch for High School:  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.</li></ul></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ESY (Extended School Year for Students with Disabilities) Community Meals</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Katy ISD enrolled special needs students </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Exley Elementary, Memorial Parkway Junior High and McMeans Junior High</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Monday – Thursday (June 7-17 and July 12-22) </li><li>Breakfast:  7:30 – 8:30 a.m.</li><li>Lunch:  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.</li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Curbside “Grab and Go" Meals:   </strong></span><br>The curbside “Grab and Go" meals will consist of ready to heat and eat breakfast and lunch.  Tuesday meal pick-ups will consist of four breakfasts and four lunches for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Monday. There is no school, nor meal pick-ups on Friday.  Pick-up directions will be marked at school entry sites.  If parents are picking up meals for their child(ren) who cannot be present, identification for each child such as an ID, report card, or birth certificate must be presented before receiving the meals.   </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>In-person Summer School Meals:</strong></span><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span>In-person summer school meals will be served hot at the campus cafeteria to summer school students.  These hot meals are also available to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">all</span> area students, 18 and under, during the posted times.  However, due to safety protocols, they will not be able to eat this meal in the school's cafeteria with the enrolled summer school students.  Parents picking up for their child(ren) who cannot be present will need to present identification for each child such as an ID, report card, or birth certificate.  </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>ESY (Extended School Year for Students with Disabilities) Community Meals:</strong></span><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span>Katy ISD will also be offering ESY students community meals during summer school activities at three campuses.  Students can enjoy a hot breakfast between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and a hot lunch between 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Only enrolled Katy ISD special education students will be allowed to eat the meals in the cafeteria.  These hot meals are also available to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">all</span> area students, 18 and under, during the posted times.  However, due to safety protocols, they will not be able to eat this meal in the school's cafeteria with Katy ISD enrolled special needs students.  Parents picking up for their child(ren) who cannot be present will need to present identification for each child such as an ID, report card, or birth certificate.  </p><p>“Both the Curbside Grab and Go Meals, in-person summer school meals and meals for special education students will be free thanks to funding from the United States Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program," said Donna Pittenger, Executive Director of the Katy ISD Nutrition & Food Service Department.  “Meal benefit applications will not be required this summer, nor for the upcoming school year as part of this federal program," added Pittenger.  </p><p>For additional information please visit the <a href="https://katyisdfoodservices.com/">Katy ISD Nutrition & Food Service Department website</a> </p><p style="text-align:center;"></p><p> </p><p><br></p></div>
Parent Directions to Access State Testing Results with TELPAS and HAChttps://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=309Parent Directions to Access State Testing Results with TELPAS and HAC2021-05-26T20:06:41Z<div class="ExternalClass5DBE5AA8C8D947A581068126664F15E6"><p>​As in previous years, families will be able to access detailed information about their child's areas of strength as well as any gaps in learning by reviewing STAAR and STAAR EOC results.  Parents will need to access the state's Student Portal for testing results starting on the dates listed on the below chart under <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Dates for Posted Results</strong></span> section.<br></p><p><br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/Documents/Parent%20Directions%20to%20Access%20State%20Testing%20Results%20with%20TELPAS%20and%20HAC.pdf">Parent Directions to Access State Testing Results with TELPAS and HAC.pdf</a><br></p><p><br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/Documents/INSTRUCCIONES%20PARA%20LOS%20PADRESPARA%20ACCESAR%20A%20LOS%20RESULTADOS%20DE%20LOS%20EXÁMENES.pdf">INSTRUCCIONES PARA LOS PADRESPARA ACCESAR A LOS RESULTADOS DE LOS EXÁMENES.pdf</a><br></p><p><br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr style="text-decoration:underline;"><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Administration</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Results posted to the state Student Portal</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>TELPAS Alternate</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>July 6, 2021</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>TELPAS </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>July 19, 2021</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>STAAR Alternate 2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>May 31, 2021</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>STAAR End-of-Course (EOC)</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>June 15, 2021</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>SSI grades 5/8 - STAAR Math/Reading</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>June 21. 2021</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>STAAR 3-8</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>June 28, 2021</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) June</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>July 30, 2021</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p></div>
2021-2022 School Supply Lists https://www.katyisd.org/campus/MMJH/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=3082021-2022 School Supply Lists 2021-05-24T15:05:23Z<div class="ExternalClassAF3C9A31169D4A3887961710F65424D4"><p>​Click on the links below to view the school supply lists for each grade level and elective courses for the upcoming school year: <br><br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/Documents/6th%20grade%20supply%20list.pdf">6th grade supply list.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/Documents/7th%20grade%20supply%20list.pdf">7th grade supply list.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/Documents/8th%20grade%20supply%20list.pdf">8th grade supply list.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/campus/MMJH/Documents/MMJH%20Fine%20Arts%20and%20Electives%20Class%20Supply%20Lists%202021-2022.pdf">MMJH Fine Arts and Electives Class Supply Lists 2021-2022.pdf</a><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Announces Officershttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1450Katy ISD Board Welcomes Newly Elected Members and Announces Officers2021-05-18T01:48:49Z<div class="ExternalClass17D85A0418BF428B85604A50414A1C51"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">At tonight's Regular Board Meeting, Katy Independent School District's newly elected Board members Dawn Champagne and Rebecca Fox took the oath of office and were officially sworn in.  Champagne continues in Position 7, while Fox will serve in Position 6. Immediately following the swearing-in of these two Trustees, both assumed their roles as members of the Board for the remainder of the Closed and Regular Board meetings. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Also, as is customary following Katy ISD Board elections, Trustees elected a new slate of officers to serve for the upcoming school year.  Greg Schulte was elected as the 2021-22 president, Lance Redmon as vice president and Dawn Champagne as secretary.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The Katy ISD Board of Trustees is the governing body that oversees and shapes district policies.  Individuals serving as a board member are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Greg%20Schulte-%20KISD%20BOD%20Dec%202020%20-%2009%20web.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /><em>​</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Greg Schulte<br></em><em>President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Redmon,%20Lance%20-%2009%205x7.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:560px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Lance Redmon<br></em><em>Vice President of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/KISD%20BOD%202018-%20049%204x5%20Champagne.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:500px;" /><em>​</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Dawn Champagne<br></em><em>Secretary of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​​<br></p><p><br></p></div>
2021 Katy ISD Board Election & Bond Unofficial Voting Resultshttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=14452021 Katy ISD Board Election & Bond Unofficial Voting Results2021-05-02T03:02:38Z<div class="ExternalClass3EDC43A5BBDE410986ED4DB5F61FB39B"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Unofficial voting results for the May 2021 Katy ISD Board of Trustees Election and Bond are as follows:</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">​Position 6 Candidate: (listed alphabetically)<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">Bonnie Anderson<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">​</span><span style="text-align:justify;">Unoffi</span><span style="text-align:justify;">cial Voting Total:  1,598 votes (19.18%)</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">William X. Branch II<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  80 votes (0.96%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Garima DasGupta<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  732 votes (8.79%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Rebecca Fox<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  3,002 votes (36.04%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Susan Gesoff<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  2,754 votes (33.06%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Joseph Wojcik<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  164 votes (1.97%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Position 7 Candidates: (listed alphabetically)<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">Walter Butler<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  2,128 votes (26.96%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;">Dawn Champagne<br></span>Unofficial Voting Total:  5,766 votes (73.04%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br>Bond 2021 Propositions:<br></span><span style="text-align:left;">P</span><span style="text-align:left;">roposition A<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">F</span><span style="text-align:justify;">or:  6,142 votes (71.76%)<br></span><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">gainst: 2,417 votes (28.24%)</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;"><br>Proposition B<br></span>For:  6,187 votes (72.74%)<br>Against: 2,319 votes (27.26%)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-align:left;"><br>Proposition C<br><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:justify;">For:  5,423 votes (63.72%)<br></span><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">gainst: 3,088 votes (36.28%)<br></span><br>Proposition D<br><span style="text-align:justify;">F</span><span style="text-align:justify;">or:  5,433 votes (63.81%)<br></span><span style="text-align:justify;">A</span><span style="text-align:justify;">gainst: 3,081 votes (36.19%)</span></div></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>A special board meeting will take place to conduct the official canvass of returns. The deadline to canvass final election results is Wednesday, May 12, 2021.</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD trustees are the governing body of the school district and are the main advising group that oversees and shapes policies.  Individuals serving as board members are not employees of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district. <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Superintendent Message Looks Toward a Return to Normalhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1437Katy ISD Superintendent Message Looks Toward a Return to Normal2021-04-16T19:04:35Z<div class="ExternalClass7D68DF67B949441890C8A517CB13D190"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">In just a couple of weeks, Katy Independent School District will be closing out another successful school year, this one undoubtedly a memorable one with the struggles and challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Yet it also included a year with many stories of resilience from both students and staff members. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“We are almost at the finish line!  Despite the stressors of this past year, there were so many accomplishments that continued our Katy ISD story of excellence and perseverance," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Schools at Katy ISD.  “Our teachers and staff provided extraordinary in-person and virtual learning experiences for all students when many schools across the nation could not.  Our students participated in all campus programs including athletics, fine arts and FFA," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Because the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) current public health guidelines will expire at the close of this academic year, the District anticipates returning to normal operations on June 1.  Students and staff members will no longer be required to wear facial coverings, daily COVID-19 notifications will cease, the Katy Virtual Academy (KVA) will end and campuses will welcome back parents and volunteers at 100% capacity. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Throughout the pandemic, Katy ISD has continued to maintain an A+ rating by Niche as well as the prestigious recognition of being known as the second-best employer in Texas. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/Pages/Superintendent-Message.aspx">Superintendent Gregorski's entire message can be found here</a> </p><p><br><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Named 2021 Best Communities for Music Educationhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1433Katy ISD Named 2021 Best Communities for Music Education2021-04-08T20:58:40Z<div class="ExternalClassC08D7665F5944FFE8900C3E6F0A25EC9"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">For the past 17 years, Katy Independent School District has received the “Best Communities for Music Education" designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for the District's outstanding commitment to music education</span><span style="text-align:justify;">.  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Of NAMM's 22 years of announcing the recognition, the District has been awarded the designation 19 times total. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Best Communities for Music Education designation is presented to districts that demonstrate outstanding efforts by school communities in supporting music education as part of the school district's core curriculum.  This year, NAMM Foundation recognized 686 school districts and 80 individual schools. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“The benefits of music education include brain development, social-emotional learning, relationship development, team building and learning a lifelong skill," said Katy ISD Executive Director of Fine Arts Damon Archer.  “Our Katy ISD fine arts educators continually demonstrate outstanding achievement in their efforts to provide quality music experiences and training for all of our students," added Archer.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Katy ISD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs.  Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/2021%20NAMM%20Best%20Commuinities%20for%20Music%20Education.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:400px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>
​Katy ISD Safety Protocols - March 2 Updatehttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1419​Katy ISD Safety Protocols - March 2 Update2021-03-02T23:14:50Z<div class="ExternalClass27EA7D85C388466BAB49D752477F8E57"><p>Today Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order pertaining to the opening of Texas, which becomes effective on March 10, 2021.  Katy ISD is in the process of reviewing the order and awaiting updated public health guidance from the Texas Education Agency.<br></p><p>At this time Katy ISD continues to follow TEA's guidance concerning school COVID-19 safety practices, which includes the wearing of masks, frequent hand washing, and social distancing to mitigate spread and protect the health and safety of students and staff. <br></p><p>We appreciate our parents and employees' questions and concerns, and encourage you to email inquiries to <a href="mailto:COVID19responses@katyisd.org">COVID19responses@katyisd.org</a> or call (281) 396-7499.  A member of the Katy ISD team will be in contact with you shortly.  <br></p><p>Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate the evolving guidance and updates concerning COVID-19.<br></p><p>Katy ISD<br></p></div>
PreAP Name Change in Fall 2020 Course Cataloghttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1139PreAP Name Change in Fall 2020 Course Catalog2019-12-12T21:21:31Z<div class="ExternalClass0408C4CD430645B292149B9220C4CF77"><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">Beginning Fall 2020, the title of ‘Pre-Advanced Placement’ (PreAP) courses will change.</span> In the Fall 2020 Course Catalog that will be available later next month, you will notice that these courses are now referred to as, "Katy Advanced Program (KAP)" and "Katy Advanced Program GT (KAP/GT)." </p><p>You will notice that these courses are now referred to as, "Katy Advanced Program (KAP)" and "Katy Advanced Program GT (KAP/GT)." <br></p><p>For example, if a class was previously called, 'Math Grade 7 – PreAP,' it will now be 'Math Grade 7 – KAP' or 'Math Grade 7 – KAP/GT.'</p><p>The change to the course titles is due to a recent College Board reclassification regarding the use of its official "PreAP" title. The College Board has clarified that its PreAP courses and corresponding curriculum are not designed to serve as advanced academic courses (i.e. above grade level instruction). This clarification guided a number of districts' decisions across the state to discontinue use of the College Board's PreAP title.</p><p>Katy ISD will continue to use its own PreAP advanced curriculum as it has historically done. However, per the guidance of the District's AP Advisory Council, and Curriculum and Instruction Department, the PreAP course title names have been changed to more clearly identify and define them as "above grade level courses." <br></p><p>Should you or your student have any questions about the new course names (KAP and KAP/GT), please contact your campus grade level counselor.<br></p></div>
‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’ – He is an Outstanding Educatorhttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=1117‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’ – He is an Outstanding Educator2019-11-05T22:37:53Z<div class="ExternalClass43C7BF64C66141EB981F32F26DB1EBC0"><h4><em>Rooted in Excellence: Unparalleled Video Series​</em><br></h4><h4><br></h4><h4>If you ask J.D. Coker, Morton Ranch High School (MRHS) Advanced Placement (AP) Macro/Micro Economics Teacher, who inspires him in the classroom – he will immediately tell you about his Uncle Owen. <br></h4><p><br></p><h4>"My Uncle Owen was a great guy – he had some rooted principles that he exercised, and I was able to borrow from him how to get in and build a solid foundation with the students," Coker said.  "Once they know you're in it to win it with them; the classroom becomes a much more fun place."</h4><p><br></p><h4>Students in Coker's AP Economics classes would completely agree that he takes the time to get to know them, understand what works and doesn't, and he always makes class challenging and fun.  Coker believes it is this teaching style and his desire to make everything helpful to them in the future that makes him a wonderful teacher.</h4><p><br></p><h4>"We're all measured in some way.  And so, number one, we want to make sure the students are successful – we get them across the stage and help them understand that their degree means something.  But, we also want to make sure that when they go out into the world - they feel prepared.  Without a solid rooted foundation, it's really really tough to be successful," Coker said.   </h4><p><br></p><h4>Coker began his career in a courtroom, as a lawyer.  It was during this time that he realized Economics is a critically important subject for anyone to understand.  It can help you navigate decisions and realize how all choices, whether direct or indirect, can be impactful.</h4><p><br></p><h4>"On the larger scale, it was understanding how our policy makers are making economic decisions that's absolutely going to affect students," Coker said.  "When I can teach them the "rules of the game" or the basics of economics; it is then that they can absolutely play the game to the fullest for their individual needs."</h4><p><br></p><h4>In a world for a high school student that can sometimes seem inconsistent or changing, Coker builds relationships on campus as the leader of the AP Ambassador program at MRHS.  It is through this program that he is able to mentor and be a consistent presence throughout a student's high school career.</h4><p><br></p><h4>"When you're a mentor you want to have confidence in the person that's helping you develop.  One of the things I always do is look at the mentors I had in life and stop and think of the qualities that they were able to provide," Coker said.  "They always had sage advice, readily available when I needed them, and made me feel confident that the things I learned from them was going to give me keys to success.  I strive every day to bring those qualities to my students." </h4><p><br></p><h4>Coker is the November <a href="https://youtu.be/QYVH2CBg0_k">Rooted in Excellence</a> spotlight teacher.  Take a minute to learn more about what makes him grounded and an exceptional educator.<br></h4><p><br></p><h4>Thank you, Mr. Coker for all that you have done and are doing to be a great mentor and educator in Katy ISD! <br></h4><p><br></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="300" height="168.75" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QYVH2CBg0_k" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><p><br></p></div>
19 Katy ISD Elementary Schools Rank Among Best in Houston Areahttps://www.katyisd.org/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=110219 Katy ISD Elementary Schools Rank Among Best in Houston Area2019-10-23T16:32:20Z<div class="ExternalClass3515B4E2FB8A4F2097F50580CF3D29CC"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">For the second year in a row, Katy Independent School District continues to dominate Niche's list of the best Houston-area public elementary schools.  Katy ISD has not only been identified as the number one school district in the greater Houston area, but it's elementary schools earned 19 of the top 25 spots on the national research and review organization's "2020 Best Public Elementary Schools in the Houston area" list.  This is up from last year, where the District had 16 of the top 25 elementary schools on the list.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I am extremely proud of our teachers, staff and entire school community for the work and planning they put in everyday to ensure each of our 83,000 students have access to unparalleled learning experiences across our 66 campuses," said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Katy ISD.  "It is their diligence and hard work that makes these schools and our district excellent."<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/DR.%20G%20at%20Leonard%20First%20Day%202019.jpg" alt="DR. G at Leonard First Day 2019.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:260px;height:198px;" /><br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Ranking</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>2020 Best Public Elementary Schools in the Houston Area – Katy ISD Campuses</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Keiko Davidson Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hazel S. Pattison Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">3</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Stanley C. Stanley Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Fred & Patti Shafer Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">5</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tom Wilson Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">7</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Sue Creech Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Woodcreek Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">10</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hayes Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">11</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Roosevelt Alexander Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">12</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bonnie Holland Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">13</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jenks Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14 </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Michael L. Griffin Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">15</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Roberta Wright Rylander Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">17</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ray & Jamie Wolman Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">18</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">James E. Randolph Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">19</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Joella Exley Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">24</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ursula Stephens Elementary School</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">25</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">James E. Williams Elementary School</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Keiko%20Davidson.jpg" alt="Keiko Davidson.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:260px;height:195px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Each year, Niche (a research and review organization for K-12 schools) assesses school districts from across the country.  The rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics, reviews from students and parents, as well as data from the U.S. Department of Education.  Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.<br></p><p>Founded in 1919, the Katy Independent School District recently celebrated a century of legacy as a leader in educational excellence.  The District is a flourishing suburban school district that encompasses 181 square miles in southeast Texas, housing over 70 campuses, and serving 83,000+ students.  Recently, Katy ISD earned an "A" overall district rating from the Texas Education Agency, an "A+" Niche Best School Districts, and an "A" from the Texas Schools Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas (FIRST).  <br></p></div>

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