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Paetow High School Announces New Campus Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach

David Hicks Paetow High School Campus Athletic Coordinator & Head Football Coach

The Paetow High School Football Team has a new head coach.  Today, David Hicks was formally announced as the new campus athletic coordinator and head football coach for the Paetow Panthers.  Hicks has served as the interim football coach since October 2022 and previously as an assistant football coach at the school. Hicks has 11 years of experience in public education, in both academics and athletics.  As a former professional football player, Hicks played in […]

Katy ISD Public Notice and Opportunity to Comment on the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan and Use of Funds Plan

Texas Education Agency (TEA) has allocated Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds in response to the Covid-19 pandemic for the 2021-2024 school years to Katy ISD. Katy ISD continues to review both plans semi-annually with an opportunity for stakeholders to give feedback.  Katy ISD is currently requesting stakeholder feedback to assess the district’s updated Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan and Use of Funds Plan.  Stakeholders are invited to give […]

MKT’s Fifth Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Small Business Saturday

Please join us this Saturday for MKT’s Fifth Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Small Business Saturday.  This event is free and open to the public.  Coleton Black will be our onsite musical entertainment while MKT will be serving up some amazing cocktails and mocktails between the silos. Dusk is estimated at 5:23 pm and we will light the tree around 6:45 pm.  Don’t miss out on sharing this amazing Katy tradition with the community.  […]

Katy ISD is now accepting nominations for the naming of Elementary #45 and #46

Katy ISD is now accepting nominations for the naming of Elementary #45, located at 25600 Longenbaugh Road, and Elementary #46, located at 25615 Clay Road in the Northwest Quadrant of the District. The deadline for submission is November 28, 2022. Individuals interested in submitting a name are asked to review the Katy ISD Board Policy CW(LOCAL) for facility naming guidelines and submit a completed Naming Form, found on the Katy ISD School and Facility webpage. Please submit other supplemental materials, […]

Katy ISD Names New Principals for Elementary Schools 45 and 46

Charlotte Gilder Principal of Elementary 45

District Accepting Campus Naming Nominations Through Nov. 28 Katy ISD Elementary Schools 45 and 46 are well under construction and are scheduled to welcome students in fall 2023.  Today, Superintendent Ken Gregorski announced the two principals who will lead Katy ISD’s newest elementary schools.  Charlotte Gilder was named the principal of Elementary 45 and Michael Schwartz will lead Elementary 46. Gilder has 28 years of experience in public education.  She began her journey as an […]

Katy ISD Names New Principals for Hutsell and Shafer Elementary Schools

At tonight’s Katy ISD board meeting, Shauntá Smith was named as the new principal at Hutsell Elementary and Kristi Gonzales as the new leader at Shafer Elementary. Shauntá Smith is taking the reins at Hutsell Elementary after Margie Blount’s retirement. Smith has 20 years of educational experience and began her career as an elementary teacher in 2002 at Betsy Ross Elementary in Houston Independent School District.  While at HISD, Smith was also a summer school […]

Katy ISD Has the Largest Student Enrollment Gain Compared to Area School Districts

Among 15 school districts found within the Greater Houston area, Katy ISD continues to top the list with the largest number of student gains, 12,940 to be exact, since 2016.  During the November Board meeting, Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) presented its annual demographics update revealing that the rate of growth within Katy ISD boundaries continues at a steadfast level with a 14.6 percent change in student enrollment in the past five years. “Over the […]

Katy ISD Earns TEA’s Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating

Katy ISD has received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under the Texas Schools FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) for the 20th consecutive year.  This is the highest rating possible as established under guidelines and rules created by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  The “Superior Achievement” demonstrates the quality of Katy ISD’s financial management and reporting system.  This year, the District passed all of the critical indicators and received 98 points as part of the […]

Katy ISD’s Partners in Education Launches Annual Food for Families Campaign

Give to Katy ISD families this season Katy ISD’s Partners in Education invites the community to bring hope to families in need this holiday season. The organization’s biannual Food for Families campaign allows the community to bring joy into the homes of students and their families. Katy ISD campuses identify students for the program while Partners in Education collects community and corporate donations. Grocery gift cards and a a note of support from the Katy ISD community are […]

American Furniture Warehouse Funds Katy ISD Teacher Grants

American Furniture Warehouse and Katy ISD Education Foundation representatives celebrate the company’s record-setting gift supporting the Foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. Pictures from l to r: Lane Pate, Store Manager; Rick Ellis, Katy ISD Education Foundation; Matt Schomburg, Katy ISD Education Foundation; Tammy Stringer, Katy ISD Education Foundation; Dave Rivera, Asst. Store Manager; Jacob Colby, Facilities Manager; Tim Tesone, School Rewards Director.

Katy ISD Education Foundation program rewards teacher innovation The Katy ISD Education Foundation salutes American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) for their extraordinary $58,000 contribution through their $chool Rewards program. The Katy ISD Education Foundation’s sole purpose is to provide resources to Katy ISD teachers through its Inspiring Imagination teacher grants. American Furniture Warehouse’s donation is the largest to-date in the Foundation’s 10-year history and will positively impact the number of grants awarded to Katy ISD teachers this […]