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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 […]

Katy ISD Names New Chief of Police

KATY [September 28, 2020] – During tonight’s Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting, Henry Gaw was named the District’s new Chief of Police.  Chief Gaw is a 26-year law enforcement professional with extensive training and leadership from the nation’s fifth-largest municipal police agency – the Houston Police Department (HPD).  His positions with HPD include Police Officer for Central Patrol and the Robbery Divisions; Sergeant with South Central Division and the Office of the Chief […]

Katy ISD Accepting Name Nominations for Early Childhood Intervention Program’s New Location

KATY [September 28, 2020] – Katy Independent School District is now accepting name nominations for the former rodeo pavilion located in the District’s administrative complex at 6301 S. Stadium Lane. This building, formerly used for Rodeo events and FFA competitions, will be repurposed to become a new home for Project Teach Your Kids Early, also known as Project TYKE, which is part of the district’s Special Education Early Childhood Intervention Program.  During the March 30 board […]

Katy ISD Providing Free Meals to all Katy Area Students

KATY [September 17, 2020] – Through an extended waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), Katy ISD will begin providing free meals to all Katy area students beginning, Monday, September 21. Students can receive breakfast and lunch at no cost through December 31, or pending available funds through the USDA and TDA. “All students are eligible for one breakfast and one lunch meal per day per federal guidance,” said […]

Stay Home during Tropical Storm Beta (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.)

Residents are urged to continue taking protective measures to ensure their safety. As many roadways remain flooded, the smart choice is to avoid driving unless absolutely necessary. Likewise, if your home has taken in water, STAY WHERE YOU ARE. You are far safer at home than trying to walk though flooded roads or open spaces. Once darkness falls, it will be impossible to see danger from deep water, wildlife, and debris. Call 9-1-1 only if […]

Katy ISD Seeks Parent Volunteers for Instructional Material Selection

KATY [September 16, 2020] – Calling all interested Katy Independent School District parents!  The 2021-2022 school year is beginning to shape up, and Katy ISD is preparing.  As part of that preparation, the District is looking for parent volunteers to serve on a virtual committee to review and select new instructional materials for several classroom courses.  The courses include: Pre-Kindergarten (English) Pre-Kindergarten (Spanish) Advanced Placement (AP) US History Anatomy & Physiology College Prep Math Computer Science […]

Katy ISD Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Screening Deadline  

KATY [September 16, 2020] – Now through October 2, parents of kindergarten students in Katy Independent School District who would like their child to be part of the Challenge (Gifted and Talented, GT) program may refer them for screening.  Recently, kindergarten parents will receive information detailing how to refer a student.  Referral information can also be found in the Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics website and is due on October 2, 2020. “The State of Texas defines a […]

Katy student to represent MRHS at TCA

Omar Acosta

A student from Katy, Texas is representing Morton Ranch HS at the Texas Challenge Academy (TCA) in Eagle Lake, Texas. TCA is a program of the Texas Military Department and National Guard Bureau. We recognize students who excel in academics and demonstrate character, leadership, and determination while enrolled in our program. Texas Challenge Academy would like to congratulate Omar Acosta for successfully completing all state requirements to graduate with a high school diploma. He is […]