Katy Independent School District

Katy ISD Announces Ticketing, Attendance Plans for Sports Events

The west (home team) side of Legacy Stadium. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Legacy and Rhodes stadiums will be filled only to 50% capacity for sporting events this fall, under ticketing and attendance plans announced by the district in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The district said it will sell tickets to 40% of stadium capacity, with the remaining 10% to account for late-arriving passholders and parents of athletes. Ticket pre-sales will be online only at two websites: http://www.katvisd.org/deDt/athletics/Pages/default.aspx https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/11016/academvsports-outdoors-student-activities-complex Purchasing Varsity Football Tickets On […]

Tompkins High School Teacher Receives State Recognition for Educational Excellence

Michael Clark - photo courtesy Katy ISD

By George Slaughter Michael Clark, an Advanced Placement Micro and Macro Economics teacher at Tompkins High School, has been honored with the Charles Pickitt Secondary School Teacher Award. The award was presented virtually at the recent Association of Texas Professional Educators Summit. “Even in these most trying times, it’s great to know that our work is making a difference and being admired by other educators across Texas,” Clark said in a news release. “Every student […]

Gregorski Shares Information on School Reopenings

By George Slaughter Parents in the Katy Independent School District have been asking questions and expressing concerns about how the district plans to reopen schools on August 19 with the coronavirus pandemic still raging. Monday night, Superintendent Dr. Ken Gregorski provided an overview of what people could expect. Families can choose whether students return to school online only, or in-person. Students planning to take online instruction through the Katy Virtual Academy—the district’s online program—must register […]

Katy ISD Trustees Change Junior High, Elementary Attendance Zones for 2019-2020 School Year

An artist's rendition of the newest Katy ISD junior high school, to open for the 2019-2020 school year - courtesy Katy ISD

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Monday to change the boundaries for its junior high schools to accommodate the opening of its newest junior high school. Junior High #16, which has not yet been named, is slated to open in August. The new boundaries go into effect at that time. The district said in a statement that the new junior high school will provide relief to Seven Lakes, Tays, […]

City Traffic Signs Near Schools to be Updated

By George Slaughter Students in the Katy Independent School District return to school Wednesday observing new school hours. Monday night, the Katy City Council passed an ordinance to update those times on the school zone traffic signs in the city. Earlier this year, the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to change the hours for its schools. The updated signs will be at the following schools: Katy High School, 6331 Highway Blvd., 7:35 […]

Sales Tax Exemption Weekend is Here

By George Slaughter Katy area retailers expect to enjoy a bump in sales over the next few days thanks to the annual Texas sales tax exemption weekend. The sales tax holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday. The sales tax holiday is typically scheduled before students return to school and applies to most footwear and clothing, as well as school supply items. The Texas Legislature sets the sales tax holiday dates The sales tax exemption […]

KISD Appoints New Seven Lakes High School Football Coach

Jimmy Hamon, head football coach and campus athletic coordinator at Seven Lakes High School (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Jimmy Hamon, football defensive coordinator and junior varsity baseball coach at Ridge Point High School, has been appointed head football coach and campus athletic coordinator at Seven Lakes High School. The district made the appointment Monday night at its Board of Trustees meeting. Hamon has coached at Ridge Point High School, which is the Fort Bend Independent School District, since 2012.Ridge Point football coach Brett Sniffin praised Hamon and his hire at […]

KISD Reassigns Seven Lakes Football Coach to Paetow High School

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District, in an unexpected move, has reassigned football coach and athletics director Lydell Wilson to Paetow High School to serve as a teacher/coach. Wilson coached the Spartans from 2012-17. Last year’s squad finished with a 4-6 record. His overall record at Seven Lakes was 30-32, with both the 2012 and 2014 teams making the bi-district round of the playoffs. Seven Lakes staff and boosters were told of the […]

Katy ISD Voters Approve $609 Million Bond Package

Dr. Lance Hindt, Katy ISD Superintendent (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District voters Tuesday approved a $609 million bond package that will be used for the construction of six new schools and upgrade and renovation of 61 others. In unofficial results tabulated at 9 p.m. Monday, 66% of the voters were in favor of the proposal. In a statement, Katy ISD Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt said that Katy was the second fastest growing school district in Texas. “Families continue to […]

KISD Holds State of District Breakfast to Celebrate Achievements and Promote Bond Election

Dr. Lance Hindt, Katy ISD Superintendent (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt spoke in favor of a school bond proposal before voters and praised recent faculty and student achievements at a “State of the District 2017” breakfast event Wednesday morning. The achievements included how district faculty, staff, and students dealt with Hurricane Harvey. The area received 52 inches of rain in four days, he said, and 15,000 students were impacted. Creech Elementary School, 5905 S. Mason […]