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Katy ISD’s Partners in Education Debuts New Look

“Reimagining” Community Engagement with Katy ISD (Katy, Texas) – Katy ISD’s Partners in Education (PIE) kicked off the 2020-2021 school year with a new look and redesigned logos for PIE as well as all the umbrella programs, including flagships like KEYS Mentoring and Volunteers in Public Schools. The brand refresh, a component of the district’s Strategic Design process, comes at a time when Partners in Education is developing a new, revitalized approach to community engagement. The […]

New COVID-19 Testing Site Available for Students

In an ongoing effort to support health and safety practices within Katy Independent School District during the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning Monday, October 19, the District will expand its employee COVID-19 testing services to Katy ISD enrolled students.  This unique partnership with RediMD is designed to provide parents/guardians with a timely alternative to confirm if their child is positive or negative of COVID-19.  “Students will have a designated drop off area and a separate room for […]

Katy ISD Wins 2020 TAEA District of Distinction Award

The Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) announced its 43 winners for the 2020 District of Distinction Award and among the list of honorees is the Katy Independent School District.  The District received the honor for providing a well-rounded education that advocates and integrates a visual arts curriculum that inspires creativity and reaches all of its learners. “It is an honor that Katy ISD is part of the top four percent of districts in the state […]

Medline Industries, the Nation’s Largest Privately Owned Medical Products and Distributor Expands in Katy, Texas

The nation’s largest privately-held medical products manufacturer and distributor is expanding its presence in Katy. Medline Industries just completed construction on its new 1.2 million square foot, state-of-the-art distribution center and will be spending the next several months installing some of the industry’s latest technology before migrating operations to the new building. “Katy has been home to Medline for many years and we are excited to deepen our roots here,” said Bill Abington, Medline’s Executive […]

Katy ISD Participates in 19th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Event

The Katy ISD Police Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will allow the public to safely dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications.  According to the DEA, pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs, when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.  Needles or sharp objects will not be accepted and any liquids must be in prescribed containers.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. “Due […]

Seven Lakes High School Cheer Chosen as a National Spotlight Team

KATY [October 09, 2020] – Cheer fans across the United States voted and after 108,000 votes were tallied, the final results are in! Out of 550 cheer teams nominated from across the country, the Katy Independent School District Seven Lakes High School (SLHS) Spartan Cheer Team is now one of four fan-favorite high school groups, and one college program, to be recognized as a 2020 Cheerleaders Choice:  School Spirit Spotlight Winner by Varsity TV.  The SLHS […]

Athletes and Friends Toast October Debut of First-of-its-Kind Magazine for Champions

Dr. Heather Brown and Bo Porter

Bo Porter Enterprise launches CORE Magazine HOUSTON, TEXAS, October 9, 2020 – Bo Porter Enterprise celebrated the October launch of CORE Magazine, its most recent business venture, on Wednesday, September 30 at the Junior League of Houston. Athletes, business associates, friends and family joined Marquis “Bo” Porter, founding president and chief executive officer, to celebrate and toast the premier issue of his first-of-its-kind magazine for champions, an extension of Porter’s widely respected brand. In attendance […]

Katy ISD to Hold Public Forum for the Naming of Junior High #17

KATY [September 29, 2020] – During the Katy Independent School District September Board meeting, the Naming Advisory Committee for Junior High #17 recommended Bill and Cindy Haskett Junior High as the name for the new campus. The Haskett’s, collectively, have over eight decades of service in public education. Bill began his time with the District as a Katy High School student, graduating in 1961.  His career in education spans over 50 years, starting in Spring Branch ISD where […]

Katy ISD Student Receives Nation’s Highest Honor for Youth Poetry

KATY [September 30, 2020] – Among thousands of award-winning student poets from across the country, Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS) Junior Ethan Wang was among the final five high school students selected by the National Student Poets Program (NSPP) to be recognized as a 2020 National Student Poet.  This recognition is the highest honor for youth poets in the United States.  Wang is the only recipient from the southwest region of the United States. “Ethan Wang […]

Katy ISD Tax Rate Decreases by More than Five Cents

KATY [September 28, 2020] – Katy Independent School District will be saving its taxpayers some money this year. At tonight’s Board Meeting, Trustees approved a drop in the school tax rate of 5.43 cents per $100 valuation.  “The property tax rate is decreasing 5.43 cents due to the passage of House Bill 3, which was approved during the 86th legislative session in 2019,” said Chief Financial Officer Christopher J. Smith.  “Our goal is to consistently provide high-quality […]