Education

Free “Sat” Practice Test At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Representatives from Princeton Review will conduct a free SAT® practice-test session at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, on Saturday, February 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Students will take a full-length practice SAT test to gain experience and become better prepared for the actual test. The scores on this practice test will only be shared with the student; […]

Katy ISD Seeks Community’s Input on Potential Transportation Changes

January 18, 2018 – As Katy Independent School District continues to grow, providing transportation services to the increasing number of students arriving to the District has become one of many top priorities.  Katy ISD is currently facing transportation challenges which include recruiting and retaining drivers for its current routes, as well as safety concerns with congested traffic in some areas within Katy.  As part of the Your District, Your Voice initiative, input from parents, students, staff and […]

Presurgical targeted therapy delays relapse of high-risk stage 3 melanoma

First-of-its-kind study indicates pretreatment improves outcomes over standard-of-care surgery Watch to learn more about the trial results from Dr. Amaria HOUSTON – A pair of targeted therapies given before and after surgery for melanoma produced at least a six-fold increase in time to progression compared to standard-of-care surgery for patients with stage 3 disease, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Lancet Oncology. Patients who had no sign of disease at surgery after […]

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for “The Griffin Center” at Aristoi on Morton Road  

(left to right) Adriana Cox, Mark Wall, Julie Craig, Andy Hovis, Lucina Botond, Mayor Chuck Brawner, Brad Webb, Brenda Davidson, Tom Nunamaker, Anna Amboree, Matthew Watson, and Terrence Boling.

KATY, TX— Aristoi Classical Academy, a first generation public charter school in Texas, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, January 13 at its new location at 5610 Morton Road. Approximately 250 people from the community turned out for the 10 a.m. ceremony including Mayor Chuck Brawner and Texas State Representative Mike Schofield, who presented an official Texas flag to Brenda Davidson, the school’s Superintendent and Headmaster. Aristoi Classical Academy currently has two campuses in historic […]

Young Adult Book Club & Advisory Council For Teens At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries is launching new programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system. In February, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community. YA: Valentine Cards – Wednesday, February 7, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Conference Classroom. Teens […]

Fundraising event to inspire, create awareness for multiple sclerosis on February 27 

National MS Society Hosts Houston On the Move Luncheon Fundraising event to inspire, create awareness for multiple sclerosis on February 27  HOUSTON, TX – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting the 13th Annual On the Move Luncheon on Tuesday, February 27 at River Oaks Country Club, with the goal of raising more than $200,000. The luncheon is under the leadership of event chair Shawntell McWilliams and honorary chairmen Stuart Burbach, Don McCormack and Franelle Rogers. The event will feature […]

Nationally Known Speaker Dinesh D’Souza coming to Fort Bend County

The Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce (FACC) and NewFirst National Bank are presenting The Case for Capitalism on Friday, February 23, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Safari Texas Ranch.  Dinesh D’Souza is a best-selling author, filmmaker, former policy advisor to Ronald Reagan, influential conservative thinker and political commentator. He will give his thoughts on what makes American businesses so great! Sponsorship opportunities available – visit www.fulshearareachamber.com. Open to the public, individual tickets $50.  […]

All Katy ISD Schools and Facilities Will Be Open on Thursday

January 17, 2018 – Katy ISD will be open and operating all its campuses and facilities on a regular scheduled on Thursday, January 18.  Likewise, after-school activities and programs, including athletics and fine arts events, will continue as scheduled. Katy ISD appreciates the collaboration with our media partners in keeping the community informed during this weather event.

All Katy ISD Schools and Facilities Close Due to Inclement Weather

January 15, 2018 – Katy ISD will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday January 16, due to extremely cold and freezing temperatures anticipated to impact roads and driving conditions. The District encourages all parents, staff and community members to continue monitoring local media and the Katy ISD website for updates on school closings, events cancellations or changes in the forecast.  The official Katy ISD channels of communication are: Katy ISD “OnTheGo” app Website: www.Katyisd.org Twitter: @katyisd Superintendent’s Twitter: @katyisdsupt Facebook: Katy […]

Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held their monthly meeting

On January 10, 2018, Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held their monthly meeting at Midway Barbeque, with Ray Wolman as their guest speaker. Mr. Wolman’s Educational Presentation was on “Monarchs and Migration”. Karen Thornton, past President of KARE, shared with the group about the Katy ISD Education Foundations upcoming Investor Breakfast on January 25, 2018. For more information about the Katy ISD Education Foundation, check out their website at www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org.   Many thanks to Midway Barbeque who […]