Katy ISD

“Stepping Into the Future” Scholarship

Dr. James M. Jacobs with Your Total Foot Care Specialist is pleased to announce that 2021 applications are now being accepted for two $1,500 “Stepping into the Future” scholarships for 2021 Katy ISD graduating seniors. Applications must be submitted to the office of Your Total Foot Care Specialist by March 31, 2021, 5:00 p.m. A third-party committee will select the two winning applicants. The “Stepping into the Future” scholarship program is available to seniors graduating […]

Chili Cook-Off, Set for Friday, to Benefit Katy FFA Students

By George Slaughter With colder temperatures expected this weekend, it’s a good time to enjoy some hot chili. Plenty will be available for tasting and enjoyment at the third annual Texas Chili Cook-Off Friday. The cook-off is set for 4-7 p.m. Friday at 814 East Avenue. Proceeds benefit the Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters at the Katy Independent School District high schools. Bill Lacy, an independent mortgage broker and cookoff organizer, said the cookoff […]

Katy ISD Receives Honors for Excellence in School Psychological Services

Katy Independent School District Psychological Services Department (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District has received “Proficient” designation from the National Association of School Psychologist’s 2021 Excellence in School Psychological Services Recognition Program. The district is the only one in Texas to receive this designation, the district said in a news release. “Over the years, Katy ISD has established a solid foundation for our school psychologists to provide a comprehensive model of psychological services to our students and their families,” Kristie […]

Houston Touchdown Club Honors Katy ISD Athletes and Coaches

Julius Loughridge, coach Gary Joseph, coach Todd McVey, and Bryce Foster receive honors (Houston Touchdown Club photo)

By George Slaughter The Houston Touchdown Club honored Katy coach Gary Joseph, along with other Katy-area football coaches and players, at its 2020 UIL High School Awards Dinner Thursday night. Joseph led the Tigers to a 13-1 record and their ninth state championship, which was capped with a 51-14 win over Cedar Hill Saturday. The title is Joseph’s fifth as coach, with the last title coming in 2015. He was an assistant on three of […]

Katy ISD Names New Principal for Bill and Cindy Haskett Junior High

David Pazz

As construction continues at Bill and Cindy Haskett Junior High, today Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ken Gregorski appointed Dr. David Paz as the campus’s new principal.  Dr. Paz holds 19 years of experience in public education, all of which took place at Katy ISD, and it includes roles as a classroom teacher, assistant principal and a principal.  For Dr. Paz, Katy ISD has been more than just a great school district for his flourishing career. […]

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 […]

Katy ISD Referral Deadline for Secondary GT Screenings is Fast Approaching

Think you have a gifted and talented student?  Beginning Monday, November 9, Katy Independent School District students in grades 6-11 can be referred for screening for the 2021-2022 Gifted and Talented (GT) program.  Parents must complete a Secondary Parent Checklist available at junior high and high school campuses or found on the Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics website.  The checklist must be completed and returned to the campus by November 20.  Students whose Parent Checklist […]

Katy ISD Kicks Off Promise to Read 2020

Promise to Read, turns 25 this year with an innovative twist- the Katy ISD tradition that brings business and community partners into classrooms to read books to students is now completely digital, making it accessible to every Katy ISD elementary campus. “Promise to Read 2020 transforms a beloved 25-year Katy ISD tradition into a more dynamic, far-reaching event available to every Katy ISD elementary classroom.  The online model allows both in-person and at home KVA […]

Houston Astros Alex Bregman Charity Donates iPads to Katy ISD

It was a day to remember for many Katy Independent School District students, who had a visit from Houston Astros third baseman and shortstop Alex Bregman, and the school received brand new iPads, courtesy of the Bregman Cares Charity.  Four Katy ISD schools, including Leonard, McRoberts, Griffin and Stephens elementary schools, welcomed the baseball player to their campus for the donation, all while practicing COVID-19 safety protocols.  “It feels great to see their smiles,” said […]

Free Meals for all Katy Area Children with Additional Distribution Sites and Operational Days

An important school supply that students cannot neglect or go without is a healthy meal.  For this reason, Katy Independent School District will be adding two new sites and adjusting its hours to continue providing free meals to all students through June 2021.  Beginning November 3, two additional curbside distribution sites will be added to the current list: ·         Morton Ranch High School (MRHS) ·         Mayde Creek High School (MCHS) ·         Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS) ·         Tompkins High […]