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36 Katy boys in Austin for Texas Boys State 2019

Katy-area boys prepare to leave for Austin on June 9 for Texas Boys State 2019.  At far left is Monte Ikner, who led the Boys State committee for American Legion Post 164.   (Photo by David Wallis)

Thirty-six boys from Katy-area high schools are attending the weeklong Texas Boys State 2019, which began June 9 in Austin. The Katy boys are among hundreds from all parts of Texas who are learning about various forms of American government.  Each boy becomes a part of the operation of his local, county, and state government. Two boys from Texas will be selected to attend The American Legion’s Boys Nation convention in July in Washington. Members […]

iCan Bike

 (B-roll opportunity June 4-6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) St. John XXIII College Preparatory, Katy, Texas, is hosting iCan Bike camp in its competition gym the week of June 3-7, 2019. iCan Bike uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program, trained individuals, and upwards of 100 volunteers to enable children, eight years of age and older, with disabilities to learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle. Many of the volunteers are from local high schools, with […]

Jordan Ranch Crawfish Boil Earns $5,000 for Brookwood Community

Jordan Ranch recently donated $5,000 to Brookwood Community. The money was raised during last month’s crawfish boil.

Jordan Ranch recently served up Cajun-style crustaceans to hungry crawfish lovers and $5,000 to adults with functional disabilities. Admission was free for the May 18 event, which included activities such as music, crawfish-eating contests, prizes and games for the kids. Attendees with a crustacean inclination paid $5 for an all-you-can-eat crawfish meal with traditional sides. All proceeds benefitted Brookwood Community, an educational, residential and entrepreneurial community for adults with disabilities. “We wanted to offer a […]

Katy ISD Appoints New Principal of High School #9 

KATY May 28, 2019 – Katy ISD High School #9 has a new principal. During the May Board meeting, Trustees voted to name Dr. Ethan Crowell as the school’s new leader.  Dr. Crowell was previously the principal at Beckendorff Junior High but will now move to the newest Katy ISD high school, opening for the 2020-2021 school year. “I’m honored and excited to begin this journey of opening Katy ISD’s newest high school.  My goal is […]

Ceremony Honoring our Men and Women who served our country

On Memorial Day at the Freedom Park Memorial Tower, (following the VFW Memorial Day Observance at the Katy Magnolia Cemetery), there was a ceremony honoring our women and men that served our country and those that died at 9.11. Keith Borst, Jeff Pantle our Tower Contractor, David Frishman, Fort Bend Commissioner Andy Meyers and Ken Burton,Peyton Lumpkin, Former VFW Post Commander, Frank Torres is leading the Bible prayer, The current VFW Post Commander, Don Byrne, […]

St. John XXIII Announces Top Students

Adley Grace Marsh

Mr. Tim Gallic, Principal, and the faculty and staff of St. John XXIII College Preparatory, Katy, Texas, are pleased to announce the valedictorian and salutatorians for the 2019 graduating class. This class of 101 students, amassed more than $7.4 million in scholarships, which amounts to 70% of graduates receiving scholarships; submitted 534 applications to 176 schools, 42 of which are in-state and 134 schools are out-of-state; has four National Hispanic Scholars; has two Commended National […]

Congratulations to our  2019- 2020 Grant Recipients

$333,370 Awarded this year! $1,657,142 Million in our first 7 years! May 23, 2019 Coleman Support Annex Lead Teacher: Abigail Wylie Team Members: Andrew MacDonald, Mary Boisen Adaptive Behavior Social Skills through PE Activities $1,890   Thank you to our very own Katy ISD Legacy Investors who along with our Groundbreaking, Keystone and Sustaining Investors helped make these big-dreaming teachers’ ideas come to life. Learn more!   John Alawneh Elise Allen Caroline Anderson Alicia Anderson Stephen Bennett Audrey Bivens […]

Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Teacher Grant Recipients

$333,370 Awarded This Year; $1.6 Million Over Past Seven Years Katy, TX ~ The Katy ISD Education Foundation recently announced its seventh year of Inspiring Imagination teacher grant recipients. Over 350 Katy ISD teachers at 43 different campuses were chosen for grants this year. Grant activities range from school gardens to robotics and extend to all subjects and grade levels. Funding will be provided for the 2019-2020 school year. The Foundation exists to raise support for and […]

Katy ISD Announces 2018-2019 Volunteers of the Year

Morton Ranch High School Principal Julie Hinson and Assistant Principal, Cliff Scrogin celebrating their campus volunteers at the annual VIPS Celebration. Campus volunteer, Katrina Williams was recognized as the Morton Ranch High School Volunteer of the Year.

(Katy, Texas) – Katy ISD’s Volunteers in Public Schools initiative hosted its annual Volunteer Celebration breakfast on May 17th honoring the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time supporting Katy ISD students and teachers.   This school year volunteers across the district donated more than 847,142 hours which, in human resource terms, equates to 604 additional teachers or nine additional teachers at every campus. Over 800 volunteers attended the celebration to hear this year’s keynote speaker, Aidan Anderson, co-founder of his […]