Katy ISD

Katy ISD Opens its New Legacy Stadium

By George Slaughter Legacy Stadium, the Katy Independent School District’s new football stadium that opened for tours Thursday, meets the cliché that Texans expect everything to be bigger and better. It’s certainly bigger, with a 12,000-person seating capacity compared to the 9,768-person seating capacity of Rhodes Stadium. Legacy Stadium sits on a 43-acre lot at 5175 Franz Road, which is just north of Rhodes Stadium, at 1733 Katyland Drive. With two stadiums essentially on the […]

2017 Bond Recommendation To Be Presented to the Katy ISD Board

  During the monthly Board of Trustees Work Study meeting, the 2017 Community Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) Chairman will present the Committee’s $609.2MM recommended bond package to address District growth and needs.  The bond package includes funds for new schools, improvements at existing facilities, enhanced student technology, safety and security upgrades among other items, with a zero tax rate increase. Student enrollment has grown by 2,800 students per year.  The district currently enrolls about 76,000 […]

Katy ISD Accepting Nominations for South, East and West Transportation Centers

Katy ISD is now accepting nominations for naming of the South, East and West transportation centers.  The Board of Trustees has authorized Superintendent Lance Hindt to solicit names and form a committee for the purpose of naming all three facilities.Katy ISD is now accepting nominations for naming of the South, East and West transportation centers.  The Board of Trustees has authorized Superintendent Lance Hindt to solicit names and form a committee for the purpose of […]

Katy ISD Schmalz Elementary Selected to Participate in Raising Family Partnership Program

Summer camp focuses on design thinking approaches June 15, 2017 – Schmalz Elementary was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Raising Family Partnerships Fellowship.  The school is one of 20 from across the state selected to redesign and transform their family engagement plan based on best practices, personal experiences and lessons learned from other participants. The year-long fellowship kicks off in the summer of 2017 with a design camp where school leaders will turn […]

Committee Recommends $609 Million School Bond for Katy Independent School District

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District 2017 Community Bond Advisory Committee voted to recommend a bond proposal for an estimated $609 million Tuesday night. The formal recommendation with the final figures will be submitted by June 28 to the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. The board will have until August to approve the proposal. If approved, the bond will be put to voters in the November 7 election. No tax increase […]

Katy ISD Announces School Nurse of the Year

June 5, 2017 – Katy ISD is proud to announce Ms. Jacqueline “Jackie” Rolf as the recipient of the 2017 Diane Hendry Excellence in School Nursing Award.  Ms. Rolf has been a nurse in Katy ISD since 2009 and is currently working at Cinco Ranch Junior High. Ms. Rolf makes it a priority to keep her students and staff healthy throughout the school year.  Her health initiatives, volunteerism and excellent communications skills have allowed her […]

Beck Junior High PTA highlights the critical role of PTA in schools

Pictured left to right at the District celebration event: Robin Mansur, Christine Henkes, Beck Junior High Principal Carra Daniels, Beck Junior High Volunteer of the Year Claudina Lo Valvo, Beck Junior High Assistant Principal Dan DeYoung, Beck Junior High PTA President (2015-2017) Anna Marsh, and Beck Junior High PTA President-Elect (2017-2018) Rachel Shaffer. (Image courtesy of Beck Junior High PTA).

Contributing to your child’s PTA is essential to help the educational leadership team move forward in technology and resources and to help children get the most from their classes. Parents and other caregivers give in a variety of ways as volunteers, donors for projects and events, and as resources for the school administration. In other words, PTA isn’t just one big “party planning” group. Strategic decisions are made with the cash and volunteer investments you […]

Katy ISD Breaks Ground on Elementary #41

Katy ISD Superintendent, Lance Hindt speaks before the ground breaking ceremony for Elementary School #41

Campus set to open in Fall 2018 The drum roll from the Seven Lakes Junior High Band marked the official groundbreaking on Elementary #41, which is set to be built in the fairly new community of Cross Creek Ranch. This new campus is being made possible in part from savings from the 2014 bond and will serve to address growing enrollment taking place throughout Katy ISD.  The campus features diverse and transformative spaces that will […]

Katy ISD Honors High School Seniors with Awards of Excellence

Katy ISD recognized 88 high school seniors who were chosen by their campus administration for their dedication, perseverance and achievement during the 2016-2017 school year. Alongside each one of them, an outstanding teacher who was selected by the student, was also acknowledged for having a profound impact in that student’s life. These students are the finest example of the character and commitment of the Katy ISD community. Their passion for excelling embodies the Katy ISD […]

Over 500 Katy ISD Students Participate In Duke Tip Talent Search

  Junior High students score high on PSAT and ACT tests Katy ISD is proud to announce that 566 seventh grade students participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke Tip) this year demonstrating advanced aptitudes on grade level assessments which qualifies them to take either the PSAT and ACT test. Approximately 344 of those testers qualified to participate in either the Academy for Summer Studies or the Center for Summer Studies.  State recognition […]