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Katy ISD Announces New Principal for Leonard Elementary School

Jason Sowders Principal at Leonard Elementary School 

Katy ISD has announced Jason Sowders as the new principal of Olga Leonard Elementary School. Sowders, who has over 20 years of educational experience, will join the Leonard Leopards beginning February 20. “I look forward to working with the staff, students, parents, community, and namesake Olga Leonard, to continue the campus’ vision of Leading the Legacy,” said Sowders.  “Since the school’s inception in 2019, the campus has welcomed many new families to our thriving school district.  […]

Katy ISD Ensemble Students Recognized with Highest Texas Music Award

Sixty-eight Katy ISD students now hold the prestigious title of “All-State Musician,” the highest honor a music student can receive in the state of Texas.  The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) released its all-state results this January following several rigorous levels of competition. “Every fall hundreds of Katy ISD ensemble students begin the competition process at their TMEA region and advance to compete against other student musicians from other regions,” said Damon Archer, Executive Director […]

Katy ISD Student-Athletes Earn THSCA Academic All-State Honors

One hundred and twenty-three Katy ISD student-athletes in cross country, volleyball and football earned Academic All-State honors and accolades for the 2022-2023 school year from the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA). The Academic All-State title is awarded for excellence in GPA, class rank, and SAT/ACT scores.  Sydney Lyons from Katy High School, Arnav Joshi from Cinco Ranch High School and Sahil Gandhi from Seven Lakes High School had the honor and privilege of making […]

Katy ISD Preview Nights Offer Inside Look into Career & Technical Courses

Katy ISD students interested in enrolling and learning about career and technical education (CTE) courses will have the opportunity to attend upcoming Preview Night events hosted by Miller Career & Technology Center (MCTC).  Due to the large attendance in past years, MCTC will offer two opportunities in which students and parents can visit the facility. “Interest in CTE continues to grow at Katy ISD.  The innovative courses at MCTC are available to juniors and seniors, […]

Celebrate the Power of Mentoring with Partners in Education

Next week’s Katy ISD KEYS Men Who Mentor event will celebrate the powerful influence of men who are willing to mentor the district’s elementary and secondary male students. Slated for Friday, January 20, the event will feature Katy ISD Campus Namesake nominees, Russell Faldyn and David Youngblood in a conversation facilitated by Katy ISD Superintendent Dr. Ken

Friday, January 20, 2023 Katy ISD KEYS Men Who Mentor Event Recent Katy ISD campus namesake nominees, Russell Faldyn and David Youngblood, will headline KEYS Men Who Mentor event, an annual gathering providing support for male mentors and information for men interested in becoming a mentor. This unique guys-only get-together celebrates the positive influence community volunteers have on the district’s male students through the district’s KEYS Mentor program. The event will take place on Friday, January […]

Katy ISD Hosts Operations Job Fair

Looking to work for the #1 school district in the Greater Houston Area?  You’re invited to attend the Katy ISD Operations Job Fair on January 25!  The District is looking to fill positions in the Nutrition & Food Services, Maintenance & Operations and Transportation departments. Interested candidates should complete an application at www.katyisd.org before attending the job fair.  Hard copy resumes are recommended for attendees, as well as preparation for onsite interviews. “Our Katy ISD support staff […]

Katy ISD Honors its 2022 Teachers of the Year Through Brick Unveiling Ceremony

Before ending the 2022 year and heading off to a well-deserved Winter Break, Katy ISD celebrated its annual tradition of recognizing Campus Teachers of the Year. The District, along with local event sponsors, hosted a brick unveiling ceremony where hundreds gathered to recognize the remarkable accomplishments of these educators. The names of 73 teachers are now etched into bricks that pave the site at Katy Heritage Park. “These honorees are exemplary instructional leaders who reflect […]

Katy ISD Athletes Sign with Colleges and Universities

A total of 45 Katy ISD student-athletes formally committed to their college or university of choice before heading off to Thanksgiving break.  Their countless hours of practice, sweat and effort were recognized during a memorable celebration in which each athlete signed a binding letter of intent for a collegiate sport.  Congratulations to the following signees: Cinco Ranch High School November 2022 Signees: Danielle Williams – Girls Basketball – Newman University Dalen Jensen – Baseball – […]

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 all 100 points as […]