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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 […]

Attorney General Paxton Files Pro-Religious Liberty Amicus Brief with SCOTUS 

AG Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton has joined a multistate amicus brief in the U. S. Supreme Court in support of petitioners in Zhang Jingrong v. Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance. In this case, a religious group known as the Falun Gong, which originated in China, experienced persecution and harassment on American soil. The Falun Gong sued under a federal statute, arguing that they were victims of threats or acts of violence intended to chill their First […]

Katy’s Own No Label Brewing Wins Big at the 2022 Craft Beer Marketing Awards

By Emily Saxton No Label Brewing, a Katy, Texas-based brewery, is known for its creativity and atmosphere. The brewery has become a popular and well-loved spot in the Houston area, touting a brew for every taste! No Label’s ambiance and quality beers have made them a winner in both the hearts of locals and critics, with their most recent achievement being major wins at the 2022 Craft Beer Marketing Awards (CBMAs).     The CBMAs […]

Seven Lakes Spartans Honored for Excellence

Seven Lakes senior Tahaad Davis earned Offensive Player of the Years honors in District 19-6A for his scoring and opportunistic drives in the lane. Photo by UDPhotos

By Terry Carter After a 33-5 season, including an 11-1 District 19-6A championship run, the Seven Lakes boys’ basketball team has raked in the accolades. Seven Lakes earned the following All-District awards from District 19-6A coaches: Coach of the Year:  Shannon Heston, Seven Lakes MVP: AJ Bates, sophomore, Seven Lakes Offensive Player of the Year: Tahaad Davis, senior, Seven Lakes Tompkins (24-10, 10-2) placed second in district and landed one player among then special honorees. And third-place Mayde […]

Katy ISD Statement

This morning at approximately 7 a.m., there was a traffic accident involving a Katy ISD school bus and a METRO bus at Kingsland Boulevard and Pickford Drive. Harris County Precinct 5, Katy ISD Police and EMS responded to the incident. A Katy ISD bus attendant sustained an injury and was taken by Life Flight to a nearby hospital.  Additionally, two students sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital out of an abundance of […]