Regular Board Meeting of the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees

Attached is an agenda for the Regular Board Meeting of the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees to be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in the Education Support Complex Board Room located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas 77494.  The Closed Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The Open Meeting will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinction  

KATY [May 24, 2018] – Out of its 67 campuses, Katy Independent School District is proud to announce that this year, 21 were named a Texas Honor Roll School by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE). “What a great way to end the school year by receiving this prestigious recognition.  This distinction speaks volumes of the great things happening in our schools. It takes a village to educate a child and […]

Katy ISD Announces Valedictorians and Salutatorians for its Seven High Schools

KATY [May 24, 2018] – Katy ISD is proud to announce the top two students from each high school who are ranked highest academically in their respective graduating classes.  These students have worked extremely hard from the very first day of their ninth grade year until the last day of their senior year.  Many of them are now moving on to prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation.  The 2017-2018 valedictorians and salutatorians are: Cinco Ranch […]

Katy ISD Announces Director of Purchasing  

KATY [May 23, 2018] – During the monthly Katy Independent School District Work Study meeting, the Board of Trustees announced Gloria Truskowski as the new director of purchasing. “To work for such a great school district is an honor.  I look forward to creating new relationships and contributing to a department that is vital to the overall function of Katy ISD,” said Truskowski.  “As a thriving school district, devoting my skills to its success is one […]

Katy ISD Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members  

(Picture attribution left to right:  Susan Gesoff, Position 6 and Dawn Champagne, Position 7)

KATY [May 21, 2018] – During tonight’s Katy Independent School District Work Study meeting, Susan Marie Gesoff and Dawn Champagne were welcomed as the newest members of the Katy ISD Board of Trustees.  Gesoff, who will serve as trustee for Position 6 and Champagne, who will serve in Position 7, took the oath of office and were officially sworn in. “This is a fabulous community with a school district that delivers outstanding results and entices thousands […]

Katy ISD Student Heads to New York to Receive Prestigious Award  

KATY [May 17, 2018] – Kaitlyn Sheroke, a senior at Katy Independent School District Seven Lakes High School (SLHS), has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal Scholastic Writing Award for her short story titled Sirenia.  Kaitlyn will be traveling to New York City to be recognized during the annual Carnegie Hall ceremony on June 7. “We are over-the-moon proud of our young scholar who has been a student in Katy ISD since her elementary school days,” said […]

City Voters to Consider Bond Propositions on Ballot

By George Slaughter Following the 2016 Tax Day Flood and Hurricane Harvey last year, officials at all levels of government have been working on flood preventative issues for the Katy and Southeast Texas areas. The proposed Cypress Creek reservoir, for instance, is being addressed at the federal level. But for the City of Katy, Mayor Chuck Brawner said it was important that local officials focus on what they can do locally. “It’s important for us […]

Smiles of Katy Honored with Katy Proud Business Award

Keep Katy Beautiful presented Smiles of Katy, 1419 Avenue D, the Katy Proud Business Award Monday at city hall. Pictured are Jacalyn Warner, Sandy Schmidt, Jennifer Stence, Mayor Chuck Brawner, Joe Mora, Dr. Dolores Mora, Sharon Rhoads, Kathy Wiesner, Paula Taylor and Kay Callender (City of Katy photo)

By George Slaughter Dr. Delores Mora and her team at Smiles of Katy, 1419 Avenue D, received the Katy Proud Business Award from Keep Katy Beautiful Monday. One might say that they had a little help from its friends to get there. Last year, Mora and her team were about to move into a new building behind the original building on the one-acre site. A growing practice and a desire to rebrand necessitated the move. […]

Maud Marks Library Has a New Branch Manager

Akhila Bhat, Maud Marks Library Branch Manager (Harris County Public Library photo)

By George Slaughter One can always learn something new when visiting a library. For Akhila Bhat, that passion for learning has evolved into a career that finds her in a new role, as branch manager for the Maud Marks Library. Bhat began her new role last month after making an almost 9,000-mile journey to get to Southeast Texas. She is from Mumbai, India. She married and moved to the United States as her husband, Surendra, […]

City Approves Planned Development District to be Called “Village of Katy”

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night passed ordinances to create a commercial development district that will be called the Village at Katy. It comprises approximately 84 acres, with land in both Harris and Fort Bend counties. The district will be at the northeast corner of I-10 and Pin Oak Road, bounded by I-10 to the south, Pin Oak Road on the west, and U.S. Highway 90 to the north. It will have […]