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Katy ISD Board of Trustees to Launch Listening Circle tour

This fall, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees will be launching a Listening Circle tour The goal of this initiative is to partner with parents and community members to identify state-level legislative priorities that would benefit the students of Katy ISD, and individuals who would be interested in advocating alongside Trustees to influence state policy impacting our students and schools. Four (4) Board Listening Circles have been scheduled for this fall. The dates include October 19 […]

Katy ISD Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Learners Now Advancing to Win Scholarships Totaling $28M The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) has announced the names of over 16,000 semifinalists who participated in the 68th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program, and among them are 77 Katy ISD high school students. These students have the opportunity to continue in the competition for over 7,000 National Merit Scholarships, totaling nearly $28 million, that will be awarded to students next spring. The following Katy ISD campuses have students […]

Building a Relationship, Trust, and Confidence

By Tom Behrens Houston’s own Reid Ryan will headline Katy ISD’s KEYS Kickoff event, an annual salute to those who mentor Katy ISD students through the district’s KEYS Mentoring Program.  The event is slated for Friday, September 16, 2022. 8 – 9:30 AM in the Leonard E. Merrell Center.  Honored guests include the district’s KEYS mentors who dedicate one hour per week to a Katy ISD student on the brink of success. Reid Ryan is a sports […]

Katy ISD Celebrates its AP Capstone Diploma Recipients

To receive a high school diploma is a lifetime achievement.  At Katy ISD, 106 students will have not one, but two diplomas after earning the AP Capstone Diploma™.  Eleven additional students have earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™ during the 2021-22 school year.  The AP Capstone Diploma program helps students develop the critical thinking, research, collaboration and presentation skills that are critical for academic success. “We proudly recognize the achievements of our Katy ISD […]

Katy ISD Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Screening Begins

Parents of kindergarten students in Katy ISD who would like their child to be part of the Challenge (Gifted and Talented, GT) program may refer them for screening. This week, kindergarten parents will receive information detailing how to refer a student.  Referral information can also be found on the Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics website and is due on September 30, 2022. “The State of Texas defines a gifted and talented student as a child or youth […]

Katy ISD Ensembles Recognized at State Competition

Several Katy ISD music ensembles will be starting their new school year with a distinguished state recognition.  At the end of July, the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) named Alexander Elementary Choir as the #1 Elementary School Choir in Texas, while Beckendorff Junior High took the top spot in the School String Orchestra Division.  Six additional Katy ISD music groups were among the top 10 recognitions.  Both Alexander Elementary Choir and Beckendorff Junior High Orchestra […]

Katy ISD Adjusts Elementary Bell Schedule for 2022-2023 School Year

When the 2022-2023 school year begins, Katy ISD elementary students will see a slight adjustment to their bell schedule.  The adjusted elementary bell schedule will help alleviate transportation challenges related to route times and driver shortages.  Effective August 2022, elementary campuses will fall under one of three tiers: Tier A (7:50 a.m. – 3 p.m.) Mid-Tier (8:10 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.) Tier B (8:30 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.) “In an effort to maximize bus routes, […]

Teach For America Houston Offers Advice On How To Prepare Kids For Heading Back To School

HOUSTON, July 12, 2022 — Summer is flying by; before we know it, kids will be heading back to school. To ensure they have a smooth transition, Teach For America Houston, a local nonprofit committed to ending educational inequity, offers the following tips:      Start re-establishing routines with kids by setting alarms and having fixed mealtimes. Having some structure built into their days will help prepare them for heading back to class.      Use summer’s last […]

Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services Transferring to Workforce Solutions Office in Rosenberg

  WHAT:    Notification of Address Change for Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office      WHO:    Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services Staff in Rosenberg      WHEN:    *Effective as of July 19, 2022      WHERE:    From: 117 Lane Drive, Suite 44 Rosenberg, Texas 77471To: 28000 Southwest Freeway, Suite D Rosenberg, Texas 77471      Fifteen vocational rehabilitation (VR) services staff from the Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services offices in Rosenberg will move into […]