katy isd: Katy ISD Education Foundation Holds Jazz Festival in Katy - 04/04/14 10:59 AM
Katy ISD Education Foundation Holds Jazz Festival in Katy  
Palacio Maria
21728 Highland Knolls Dr.
Katy TX 77450


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The Katy ISD Education Foundation will hold its first annual Jazz festival with a Latin twist. The Jazz Festival is being held on Thursday April 42, 2014. The reception will start at 6:30 PM and the dinner at 7:30 PM.
 
The event will be held at Palacio Maria whose address is shown above.
 
The main feature will of course be Jazz music performed by … (6 comments)

katy isd: Taylor High School Katy Holding Annual Fundraising Sale - 02/23/14 10:16 AM
Taylor High School Katy Holding Annual Fundraising Sale

Taylor High School which is one of the seven High Schools in the Katy ISD system is holding its annual fundraising event for the School’s Work Based Learning group. They are selling geraniums, bluebonnets, maroon-bonnets and color bowls. This is great timing with spring coming in the next few weeks. It will be in the mid to high 70’s here today and over the weekend.  
 
The geraniums are $6 each and are in a 6 inch pot. Colors include Dark Pink, Fuschia, Salmon, Barbie lipstick pink, and deep cranberry red.
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katy isd: Beckendorff Junior High School Katy Named “School to Watch 2014” - 02/17/14 11:36 AM
Beckendorff Junior High School Katy Named “School to Watch 2014”  
Beckendorff Junior High School
8200 S. Fry Road
Katy TX 77494
281-237-8800
Principal : Mindy Dickerson


Katy ISD Beckendorff Junior High School which is part of the Katy ISD system was recently named one of eight exemplary ( top rating) Texas Schools to Watch for year 2014.
 
 

 
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This recognition program was developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grade Reform and the Texas Middle School association.
 
All schools … (7 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD School Makeup Days for Inclement Weather - 02/16/14 11:59 AM
Katy ISD School Makeup Days for Inclement Weather  
Inclement weather in the entire Katy area and beyond on both January 24 and January 28, 2014 prevented all the Katy schools from conducting normal operations. Texas state law requires the school district to assign two make-up days.to replace the two days
 
Katy ISD has determined the two make-up days will be Monday February 17,2014 and Monday May 26, 2014. The district has inquired whether a waiver could be granted but the odds are heavily against such a waiver being issued.  
 
The District has issued apologies to families who … (9 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD FFA Hosts Annual Livestock Show and Rodeo - 02/14/14 09:03 AM
Katy ISD FFA Hosts Annual Livestock Show and Rodeo Katy ISD Future Farmers of America (FFA) are hosting the 71 st  annual livestock show, rodeo and parade starting on Thursday February 23, 2014 and running through Saturday February 22, 2014. Pro Rodeo events will be seen each evening. The Rodeo will be held at the Fairgrounds at interstate I-10 and FM 1463 right next to the Merrell Center in Katy TX. Here is an opportunity to see Pro Rodeo up close and very personal. The Rodeo begins each evening at 7:00 P.M.

 
Katy ISD each year offers one of … (11 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD Announces Proposed Names for Two New Elementary Schools - 01/31/14 12:02 PM
Katy ISD Announces Proposed Names for Two New Elementary Schools  
Katy ISD Naming Selection Committee recently announced the proposed names for the next two new elementary schools which will be opening for school year 2014-2015. Elementary School number 36 located in Pine Mill Ranch and Elementary School number 37 located in Cross Creek Ranch are the institutions with now proposed names.
 
School 36 which is located at 26906 Pine Mill Drive Katy TX is proposed to be named after retired educators Keiko Davidson. She spent 30 years out of her 35 year education career working in the Katy ISD … (4 comments)

katy isd: Cardiff Ranch Homes for Sale Katy TX January 2014 - 01/30/14 12:11 PM
Cardiff  Ranch Homes for Sale Katy TX  January 2014 Cardiff Ranch Location


 
Cardiff Ranch is a fairly small sized Master Planned community on only 163 acres of land located in the far western section of South Katy. This is another example of a neighborhood that is one of those hidden gems as it seems not many folks have heard of it and it is similar toPine Mill Ranch and Churchill Farms in this regard. Cardiff Ranch’s main entrance  is located on off of FM 1463 and is north of the Cinco Ranch Blvd intersection with FM 1463 and immediately … (6 comments)

katy isd: Firethorne Katy Small Town Neighborhood Feel - 01/15/14 01:15 PM
Firethorne Katy Small Town Neighborhood Feel
 
 
Firethorne Katy TX  is another master planned community in far western section of Katy where the entrance is off of FM 1463. Firethorne in many ways is similar to Churchill Farms, Cross Creek Ranch and Cardiff Ranch, as Firethorne has what some call a small town charm and feel about it and is located away from the daily hustle and bustle. One major advantage of course is that you can live in an area like Firethorne but at the same time be close to a huge US city being Houston. My best guess … (5 comments)

katy isd: Grand Lakes Katy Tx Beautiful Family Neighborhood - 01/14/14 10:35 AM
Grand Lakes Katy Tx Beautiful Family Neighborhood
 
Grand Lakes Katy TX  is a Katy real estate community with single family homes of several different styles and floorplans . Grand Lakes was developed by Trendmaker and the first section homes homes were being built back in 1998. There are no more brand new homes in Grand Lakes as the neighborhood is entirely built out and has been for probably at least 5 years. The neighborhood has a very strong Homeowners Association and looks great all the time. The HOA can be a pain but their close control helps to keep property … (5 comments)

katy isd: Pine Mill Ranch Katy TX a Gem Family Neighborhood - 01/08/14 10:33 AM
Pine Mill Ranch Katy TX a Gem Family Neighborhood  
Pine Mill Ranch Location

 
Pine Mill Ranch is a Master Planned community on 585 acres of land located in the western section of South Katy being it is south of I-10. I personally believe this subdivision is one of those hidden gems of a neighborhood as it seems not many folks have heard of it but I see that is changing. Pine Mill Ranch’s main entrance  is located on off of Spring Green Road right across from Silver Ranch.
 
Pine Mill Ranch like numerous other Katy neighborhoods is … (8 comments)

katy isd: Seven Lakes High School Katy Arts Department Hosts Fundraiser - 12/02/13 02:11 PM
Seven Lakes High School Katy Arts Department Hosts Fundraiser  
Seven Lakes High School which is one of the seven high schools in the Katy ISD system will hold a Fine Arts Department fundraiser on Thursday December 5, 2013. The event will be held in the school’s Main Commons area. The activities begin at 5:30 PM.
 
Seven lakes High School is located at 9251 S. Fry Road, Katy TX 77494 with main phone number of 281-237-2800.


This fundraiser will consist of a dinner and silent auction and features performances by the Seven Lakes High School Band, Choir, Orchestra, … (3 comments)

katy isd: Mayde Creek Theater Group Katy Presents "It Runs in the Family" - 11/24/13 03:31 PM
Mayde Creek Theater Group Katy Presents "It Runs in the Family"  
Mayde Creek High School which is part of the Katy ISD system Theater Group is performing “It Runs in the Family”. The play performances start on Thursday december 5TH , Friday December 6TH, and Saturday December 7TH with curtain being pulled at 7 PM. There will be a matinee performance on saturday at 2PM.
 
All performances will be in the Mayde Creek High School Black Box Theater.  mayde Creek high School is located at 19202 groshke RD Houston TX 77084.
 
Ticket prices are $8 for … (5 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD Holiday Schedule for Remainder of Semester - 11/07/13 10:01 AM
Katy ISD Holiday Schedule for Remainder of Semester  
I believe many parents get really busy and forget or just do not think about upcoming school holidays and early dismissal days. Since we have both forthcoming to celebrate Veterans Day, I thought a few remainders would be in order.
 
Friday November 8, 2013 is early dismissal with secondary schools at 11:35 AM and Elementary at 12:40 PM
 
Monday November 11, 2013 is a school holiday for Veterans Day.
 
Wednesday November 27 thru Friday November 29, 2013 are school holidays for Thanksgiving. School is back in session on Monday … (5 comments)

katy isd: Halloween Event - Pumpkin Patch Hosted by Seven Lakes Orchestra - 10/15/13 01:13 PM
Halloween Event - Pumpkin Patch Hosted by Seven Lakes Orchestra    
The Seven Lakes High School Orchestra Parents Organization will hold its 8 TH annual Pumpkin Patch Fest on Saturday October 19, 2013 from 9 AM until 4 PM. Seven Lakes High School is located at 9241 South Fry Road in Katy Texas. There are several different activities to choose from including a various games with prizes, hay ride, balloon creations, face painting, moonwalks, dunking booth and much more. The event is loaded with fun things to do.

 
The main feature is a large pumpkin patch where … (8 comments)

katy isd: Annual Scarecrow Festival in Cross Creek Ranch Fulshear Texas - 10/07/13 12:01 PM
Annual Scarecrow Festival in Cross Creek Ranch Fulshear Texas  
Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear Texas is hosting the 4TH annual Scarecrow Festival on Saturday October 19, 2013 starting at 11 AM and lasting till 4PM. The festival is being held at the hill in Cross Creek Ranch which is located behind the recreational facility in the front of the subdivision. Cross Creek Ranch is physically located off of FM 1093 just west of FM 1463 in Fulshear which is right next door to Katy Texas. A large section of Cross Creek Ranch is zoned to Katy ISD.


One … (6 comments)

katy isd: Taylor High School Katy Presents Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard" - 10/01/13 11:50 AM
Taylor High School Katy Presents Chekhov's  'The Cherry Orchard"  
The Taylor High School Playmakers theatre group is presenting Anton Chekhov's “ The Cherry Orchard” beginning on Thursday Oct 3 and running thru Saturday October 5, 2013. The play starts at 7:30PM each evening with the doors opening at 7 PM. Taylor High School is one of the seven High Schools in the Katy ISD system. The Cherry Orchard has been coined as a stunning masterpiece of theatrical realism.
 
The play is being held in  the Performing  Arts Center which is physically located at 20700 Kingsland Blvd Katy TX. … (5 comments)

katy isd: Firethorne Katy Hosting 21 ST Annual Triathlon - 09/28/13 10:05 AM
Firethorne Katy TX Hosting 21 ST Annual Triathlon
 
The 21 ST Annual Katy Triathlon will be hosted once again by the Katy Rotary Club and the event will be held in and around the Firethorne neighborhood in Katy Texas. This event will take place on Sunday September 29, 2012 and the starting time is 7:30 AM. Last year this competition was held during later October.
 
Firethorne is a Master Planned Community located on FM 1463 about 2-3 miles south of I-10 and this event has been held in Firethorne for the last five years. I have written blogs about … (6 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD Education Foundation Host End of Summer Bash - 09/18/13 11:50 AM
Katy ISD Education Foundation Host End of Summer Bash  
The Katy ISD Education Foundation is hosting its first annual event named “ Fireflies and Food Trucks” on Thursday September 19, 2013. This event is being held at No Label Brewery and starts at 6 PM and lasts until 8 PM. I recently  published a post about No Label Brewery.
 
This event will benefit the Foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. Last year which was this program initial grant cycle more than $87 K was awarded by the Foundation to deserving Katy ISD teachers numbering 117 folks. The second grant … (7 comments)

katy isd: Katy TX - Seven Meadows Homes for Sale August 27, 2013 - 08/27/13 12:44 PM
Katy TX - Seven Meadows Homes for Sale  August 27, 2013


There are only 22 Seven Meadows homes in Katy Texas for sale through the Houston  Association of Realtors®, Multiple Listing Service (MLS), as of August 27, 2013. Typically at this time of the year and for most of the year there are at least 40 or more homes available for sale. Right now none of the homes involve a lender. There are 7 homes that have pools in the backyard with the lowest price point being $368,000 for a 4 bedroom home. The median list price per sq. ft. … (6 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD Provides Student Screening for Disabilities - 08/26/13 01:03 PM
Katy ISD Provides Student Screening for Disabilities  
I have had many folks contact me asking about Katy ISD and its programs for children with disabilities. I have always told folks to go directly to the Katy ISD web site and obtain relevant phone numbers to contact  the experts at the school district. It has been my personal impression that Katy ISD has an excellent program for disabled children based on experiences my clients have had. I tell folks who are considering moving into Katy area zoned to the Katy ISD that they have to do their own school research. This … (9 comments)

 
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