Katy ISD to Hold Public Forum for Naming of High School #10 

KATY, TX [November 6, 2023] – During the Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD) November Board meeting, the Naming Advisory Committee for High School #10 recommended to the Board of Trustees that the new school be named after the Freeman family, who have a 125-year history in Katy that spans six generations. The Freeman family are servant leaders in the community, and family members have held positions such as mayor, city council member, and served on […]

Katy ISD Welcomes Back More Than 94,000 Students on the First Day of School

District Opens Two New Elementary Schools KATY, TX [August 18, 2023] – Katy ISD embarks on a new academic year in which providing every student with a world-class education continues to be a priority.  When the morning bell ran across the District, more than 94,000 students were welcomed back to their designated campuses.  The District also proudly opened not one, but two brand-new campuses, Faldyn Elementary and Youngblood Elementary, located in the growing northwest quadrant.  Three existing […]

National Charity League, Inc. the Lady Bird Chapter, Recognizes its Senior Class for Achievement

National Charity League, Inc., Lady Bird Chapter, proudly honored 13 members of the Class of 2023 during Senior Recognition on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at the Bayou Place in Houston, TX.  Top row left to right: Chandha Dhinaker, Tara Mitchell, Taylor Craft, Mia Thornton, Mariela Seymour, Katie Caron, Riley Lorenz. Middle row left to right: Madison Park, Reese Gilley, Christine Stumpf, El Mutschler. Bottom row left to right: Lily Ferguson and Paige Thigpen.   The […]

IRS-Certified Klein ISD Students to Offer Free Tax Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

Tax Day 2023 is just around the corner, but there is no need to stress! Klein ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from Klein Oak and Klein Cain High School in the Accounting & Financial Services Pathway have been trained and certified as tax preparers through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.* The VITA program has operated for over 50 years. Free tax help is available for individuals with an income of $58,000 […]

Katy ISD Approves 2024-2025 Instructional Calendar

KATY, TX [January 23, 2023] – During tonight’s monthly board meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2024-2025 instructional calendar. The 2024-2025 calendar includes the following highlights: Wednesday, August 14, 2024:  First Day of School Friday, May 16, 2025:  Last Day of School for Seniors Thursday, May 22, 2025:  Last Day of School As a District of Innovation, authorized under House Bill 1842, Katy ISD has the flexibility to obtain exemptions from certain […]

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 […]

PJ’s Coffee Opening in Katy Just in Time for the Holidays

A taste of New Orleans is finally arriving in Katy as PJ’s Coffee gets ready for its soft opening on Thursday, Dec. 22 and is located at 2533 W. Grand Parkway N. in Morton Ranch area. “What better way to say happy holidays to Katy residents than by bringing PJ’s Coffee to the community,” said Franchisee Doug Abshagen. “We’ve been looking forward to this moment for a long time and now that it’s finally here, we can’t wait to […]

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 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’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 […]