Katy Independent School District

Katy ISD to Hold Public Forum for the Naming of the Agricultural Sciences Project Center

Gary Vos Katy ISD Former Agricultural Sciences Teacher

During the Katy Independent School District November Board meeting, the Naming Advisory Committee for the Agricultural Sciences Project Center recommended Gary Vos Project Center as the name for the facility. Gary Vos’ love for agricultural sciences and FFA began during his own high school years.  He realized that he could combine his enthusiasm for agriculture and his passion for teaching and become an agricultural science teacher.  He began his teaching career with Katy ISD in 1981, where […]

Council, School Board to Canvass Election Results and Swear-In New Members This Week

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council and Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees will canvas their respective election results Tuesday afternoon. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to canvass the city election results. Katy Municipal Judge Jeffrey Brashear will swear in Janet Corte, Rory Robertson, and Chris Harris. Public attendance at council meetings is virtual only during the pandemic. To access the meeting, visit the zoom page and use the 827-8627-2121 […]

Katy ISD Earns TEA’s Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating

Katy Independent School District has once again received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under the Texas Schools FIRST (Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas).  This is the highest rating possible as established under guidelines and rules created by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  The “Superior Achievement” demonstrates the quality of Katy ISD’s financial management and reporting system.  This year the District passed all the critical indicators and received all 100 points as part […]

Seven Lakes High School Closes Temporarily Due to Coronavirus Cases

By George Slaughter Seven Lakes High School, 9251 S. Fry, will close temporarily, beginning Friday, to comply with a Fort Bend County Health and Human Service Department Corrective Action Advisement. According to the Katy ISD Case Dashboard, the school has 43 active student cases, two active staff cases, and two active auxiliary staff cases. This is the highest total of the Katy Independent School District high schools. Students signed up for in-person learning will be […]

School District Names Newest Junior High School

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday honored two long-time Katy educators by naming the district’s newest junior high school in their honor. Bill and Cindy Haskett Junior High School, which will be located at 25737 Clay Rd., is the latest school to be built as the district continues to experience strong growth. Bill Haskett is a 1961 Katy High School graduate whose education career began in the Spring Branch […]

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 […]