Education

With Mommy At Lacenterra

Presented By: Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus  HOUSTON – August 21, 2017 – LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch announces the return of Mondays with Mommy, Presented By: Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Mondays with Mommy is a monthly program that provides an educational journey for children through the use of music and movement.  LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is proud to have Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus as a returning sponsor of the Mondays with Mommy program. […]

Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation To Hold Its Twelfth Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Houston, Texas—As many lawyers know, law school can be not only demanding of one’s time and energy, but also on one’s bank account. Fortunately, the Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation (MABATx Foundation) will host its Twelfth Annual Scholarship Luncheon benefitting Hispanic law students. The Luncheon will be held Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel located in downtown Houston. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding law students who best exemplify leadership, commitment, justice, […]

Small Acreage Management Series

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Fort Bend County will conduct a three-part series of small acreage management programs and workshops beginning in September. These workshops will each have different subject-matter material, but all are geared toward small acreage landowners with up to 50 acres.  However, you do not have to be a small acreage landowner to attend.  Anyone is welcome. The first workshop, “Introduction to Pasture Management”, will be held on Saturday, […]

Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE)

On August 16, 2017, Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held its annual Hooky Day to kick off the new school year. Over 100 retired teachers were in attendance to kick off the new school year and to welcome newly retired teachers. KARE’s theme this year is “Teamwork is Key”.  KARE’s next meeting will be held on September 13, 2017. KARE meetings are held at the Merrell Center, West Entrance at 11:30 AM. For more information […]

Katy ISD Education Foundation Awards $1000000 in Teacher Grants Over First Five Years

In October 2012, the Katy ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors wisely crafted an intentional vision for the new organization and defined its purpose. Five years later, its Katy ISD Education Foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program, has reached a spectacular milestone – $1,000,000 awarded to Katy ISD teachers in the Foundation’s first five years of operation. “Our board wanted something that had immediate impact on lots of students over many campuses. We decided teachers […]

Katy ISD Board of Trustees Calls for a 2017 Bond Election

Bond referendum focuses on the needs and growth in Katy ISD August 21, 2017 – With a unanimous vote of 7-0, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees called a November 2017 bond election for the 239-project bond package presented by a community-led committee this past July.  The total bond package is $609.2 MM and would have no impact on the school tax rate. The Community Bond Advisory Committee’s (CBAC) package focuses on meeting existing and […]

Learning Differences Homeschool Network of Southeast Texas

Caption for attached photo: Clint the Snake guy with a member of the Learning Differences Homeschool Network of Southeast Texas during a reptile show Mr. Clint did for the group during the 2016/2017 school year.

Learning Differences Homeschool Network of Southeast Texas has a number of events scheduled for families homeschooling kids with learning differences in the Cypress/Northwest Houston area. Upcoming events include: August 25 – Mad Hatter “Tea” Party Sept. 1 – Zube Park Splash Pad Back to School Party Sept. 7 – Parent Support Meeting with Special Needs Attorney Sept. 14 – Tie Dye a T-Shirt Sept. 22 – Ninjagu Lego Movie Sept. 28 – Ice Skating Oct. […]

MD Anderson receives $7.5 million in CPRIT funding for research and facility support

HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center this week was awarded $7.5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The awards included $3.8 million for early translational, individual investigator and high-risk/high-impact research, and $3.7 million for core facility support. Since its inception, CPRIT has awarded $1.89 billion in grants for cancer research, of which MD Anderson has received more than 20 percent. The agency began making awards in 2009 after […]

Katy ISD Partners in Education Debuts ”Be Here Now” Volunteer Video

(Katy, Texas) ~ Katy ISD’s Partners in Education has officially released its 2017 volunteer video entitled “Be Here Now.”  Honoring this year’s Partners in Education theme, “Be Here Now” invites parents and community members to volunteer at one or more of Katy ISD’s 67 campuses. Tompkins High School Choir Director Christin Reinartz not only performs the soundtrack but also stars in the video as well, accompanied by members of the Katy ISD Volunteers in Public […]

DPS Reminds Drivers to Help Keep Children Safe As New School Year Begins

AUSTIN – As we embark on the new school year, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) cautions Texans to watch for children who are walking to and from school or waiting for buses. Drivers should be especially alert and careful around school buses – which make frequent stops – and always follow traffic laws regarding school buses and school zones. The start of the school year also generates an increase in overall traffic in […]