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Message from Superintendent Dr. Ken Gregorski 2021-22 Updates Year End
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Katy ISD Superintendent Message Looks Toward a Return to NormalKaty 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 Education"Katy ISD Named "2021 Best Communities for Music Education"2021-04-08T20:58:40Z<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 Destination Imagination Teams Head to State CompetitionKaty ISD Destination Imagination Teams Head to State Competition2021-03-11T16:11:34Z<div class="ExternalClassC34125F50CA640C1A7BF665E7E28B626"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Twenty-three Katy Independent School District Destination Imagination (DI) Teams will head to the 2021 Lone Star Finals DI Tournament to be held virtually throughout the month of March.  In addition, four Katy ISD senior students received the Gulf Coast DI scholarship of $600.  This year due to restrictions, students were challenged to work in teams of up to seven members and submit their solutions in a digital format.  Podcasts, documentaries, video games, music videos and video clips showcased their work over the past few months.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Aside from working on their team challenge, each student team had 48 hours to work together from remote locations to solve an Instant Challenge," said Joan Otten, Director of Gifted & Talented/Advanced Academics Department.  "To see 23 Katy ISD teams headed to the state level is a true inspiration.  These types of tournaments motivate and equip our students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders," added Otten.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The following teams will represent Katy ISD at the state tournament:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Alexander Elementary – <em>Turtles from Salsa Lake</em></li><li>Beckendorff Junior High – <em>Intergalactic Watermelons</em></li><li>Beckendorff Junior High – <em>Flaw Law Fools</em></li><li>Bryant Elementary – <em>Paws of Katy</em></li><li>Beck Junior High – <em>Glitter Chickens</em></li><li>Beck Junior High – <em>The Senate</em></li><li>Beck Junior High – <em>FDIs</em></li><li>Cinco Ranch Junior High – <em>The Pacers</em></li><li>Exley Elementary – <em>DinoMite</em></li><li>Hayes Elementary – <em>Lights, Challenges, Action!</em></li><li>Davidson Elementary – <em>Seven Crystal Gazers</em></li><li>Katy High School – <em>Chicks with Kicks</em></li><li>Griffin Elementary – <em>Five Leafed Clovers</em></li><li>Morton Ranch Junior High – <em>The Nerd Herd</em></li><li>Pattison Elementary – <em>Smart Skittles</em></li><li>Seven Lakes Junior High – <em>The Ultimate Knights</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School – <em>Twenty Eight Eyes</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School – <em>24/7 Silly 6.0 </em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School & Katy High School – <em>Unscripted</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School & Tompkins High School - <em>iSmart</em></li><li>Seven Lakes High School & Beckendorff Junior High – <em>Houston We Have a Problem</em></li><li>Tompkins High School – <em>Mystical Pears</em></li><li>WoodCreek Junior High – <em>Fire Breathing Torpedoing Chickens</em></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Scholarship Winners:</span></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Elizabeth O'Rear – Seven Lake High School</li><li>Daniela Ramos – Seven Lakes High School</li><li>Grace Lyons – Seven Lakes High School</li><li>Ayushi Sapru – Tompkins High School</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><br>Destination Imagination is a world-wide creative problem-solving organization that teaches students the skills needed to succeed in school, career and beyond.  Students use the creative process to turn their ideas into reality and learn valuable skills such as creative and critical thinking, team building, problem-solving and project management.  <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Destination%20Imagination%20Trophies.jpg" alt="Destination Imagination Trophies.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Destination Imagination Trophies</em><br></p></div>

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Seven Lakes High School

9251 South Fry Road

Katy, TX 77494

Principal: Kerri Finnesand​

Ph:281.237.2800 Fax:281.644.1785

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