katy isd: Katy ISD Collects for Food for Families Campaign - 12/01/14 11:33 AM
Katy ISD Collects for Food for Families Campaign  
Katy ISD Partners in Education invites you to dig into your hearts and give to their annual Food for Families campaign. This fundraiser benefits Katy ISD students and their families who are in need. The campaign runs through Thursday December 11, 2014.
 

 
Above picture courtesy of Bing free to share, modify and use pictures.
 
All donations will be used to purchase $50 grocery gift cards for students and families who have been identified by a Katy ISD campus principal.
 
Checks should be made payable to Katy … (17 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD Early Dismissal Alert and School Holiday Schedule - 11/06/14 11:40 AM
Katy ISD Early Dismissal Alert and School Holiday Schedule  
I understand many parents of children attending Katy ISD schools are extremely busy with all facets of their lives. As I know based on experience sometimes parents forget the school schedule and children also do not remember to tell their parents about their school schedule. No surprises here.
 
Friday November 7, 2014 Katy ISD will have early dismissal of all students. Secondary students dismisses at 11:35 PM and Elementary dismisses at 12:40 PM.
 

 
Above picture of Tompkins High School taken by and copyrighted by Bob Gilbert with … (14 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD has Three (3) High Schools in Top National Rankings - 11/04/14 12:36 PM
  Katy ISD has Three (3) High Schools in Top National Rankings  
US News publishes an annual list of the Best High Schools rankings in the nation each year in the spring. Its latest rankings released in late April 2014 found three (3) Katy Independent School District ( Katy ISD) High Schools making it into the National Rankings. Katy ISD has seven (7) High Schools in total but Tompkins High School is too new to be ranked as its first graduating class will be in year 2016. .
 
Per  U.S. News own press announcements, its Best High Schools … (15 comments)

katy isd: Morton Ranch High School Choir Katy Hosts Veterans Day Concert - 11/03/14 12:42 PM
 Morton Ranch High School Choir Hosts Veterans Day Concert  
Morton Ranch High School
21000 Franz Road
Katy TX 77493
 
Morton Ranch High School which is one of the seven high schools in the Katy ISD system will host a special Veteran’s Day concert at the school in the Performing Arts Center on Sunday November 9, 2014. The concert starts at 3 PM. The Choir Director is Tracey Patterson. Veterans Day is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday November 11, 2014.
 
The concert is free ( my favorite fee) and is a celebration honoring all the brave … (13 comments)

katy isd: Early Voted Today in Katy! Are you going to Vote? - 10/28/14 11:17 AM
Early Voted Today in Katy! Are you going to Vote?

Last week I posted a blog about early voting in Fort Bend County TX and this early voting mechanism applies to the entire state of Texas I believe. I early voted today October 28, 2014 after working out this morning. There was absolutely no crowd and certainly no line.  It was easy and fast. The polls are open for early voting from 7 AM to 7 PM including Friday October 31, 2014 ( Halloween).
 

 
I encourage all registered voters to vote. All folks who miss the early … (19 comments)

katy isd: Annual 2014 Scarecrow Festival in Cross Creek Ranch Fulshear Texas - 10/02/14 11:14 AM
Annual 2014 Scarecrow Festival in Cross Creek Ranch Fulshear Texas  
Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear Texas is hosting the 5TH annual Scarecrow Festival on Saturday October 18, 2014 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 of … (12 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD College and Career Night - 09/25/14 09:23 AM
Katy ISD College and Career  Night Merrell Center
6301 S Stadium Dr.
Katy, TX. 77494
 

 
Above picture of Merrell Center taken by and copyrighted by Bob Gilbert with all rights reserved.
 
Katy ISD will host a College and Career Night on Wednesday October 1, 2014 at the Merrell Center which is located at the address shown above. The program begins at 6 PM and will continue until 8 PM. Over 200 representatives from colleges, universities and post secondary training programs from all across this nation will be on hand.
 
Numerous universities and colleges will be attendance … (5 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD Homecoming Schedule - 09/11/14 08:57 AM
Katy ISD Homecoming Schedule
 
Above picture taken by and copyrighted by Bob Gilbert with all rights reserved.
 
Wow it is already time to look at the Katy ISD Homecoming Schedule. I know it will be 95 degrees today with heat index of 104 but High School football is in full swing and Saturday September 13, 2014 is Morton Ranch’s Homecoming. Here is the complete schedule:
 
September 13, 2014 8 pm
Morton Ranch High School
September 27, 2014 8 pm
Katy High School
October 4, 2014 8 pm
Taylor High School
October 11, 2014 8 pm
Cinco Ranch … (14 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD Wi-Fi Guide 2014-2015 - 08/18/14 09:18 AM
Katy ISD Wi-Fi Guide 2014-2015  

 
Above picture courtesy of Bong free to share, modify and use pictures.
 
Katy ISD offers students and faculty a filtered Katy Public Wi-Fi on all of its campuses. Students from grades 2-12 can bring to school and use for educational purposes and instruction their own person device. Students are expected to access the Katy filtered Wi-Fi.
 
All users of the Katy Public Wi-Fi have filtered Internet access similar to what they would have if using a district owned device.
 
Students from grades 2-12 can bring their own technology device such … (7 comments)

katy isd: Open House at Katy ISD Newest Elementary School James Randolph - 08/07/14 11:15 AM
Open House at Katy ISD Newest Elementary School James Randolph

James Randolph Elementary School
5303 Flewellen Oaks Lane
Katy TX. 77441
In Cross Creek Ranch
Principal - Kristin Harper
 
James Randolph Elementary School will host an open house on Thursday August 7, 2014 starting at 5 PM and running until 7 PM. This is a great opportunity for the whole community to visit and see for themselves Katy ISD’s newest elementary school and be able to meet the staff. The school officially opens on Monday August 25, 2014 when Katy ISD starts the 2014- 2015 school year.
 
Attendees … (6 comments)

katy isd: Ventana Lakes - New Neighborhood in North Katy - 07/30/14 12:46 PM
Ventana Lakes - New Neighborhood in North Katy  
Ventana Lakes
4347 Fenetre St.
Katy, TX 77493
( Above is address of Perry Homes Model home).
 



Ventana Lakes is a new neighborhood located in north katy. The best way to get there is to take Highway 99 north from I-10 and get off at Clay Road. This section is a toll road and if you not have an E-Z tag you need to stay on the feeder raos. Take a left on Clay road and head west . Turn right on Peek road , then left … (6 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD Holds Summer Band Camp - 07/15/14 01:27 PM
Katy ISD Holds Summer Band Camp  
Tompkins High School
4400 falcon Landing Blvd.
Katy, TX 77494
281-234-1000



 
Above picture taken by and copyrighted by Bob Gilbert with all rights reserved. This is the Seven Lakes High School Marching band performing
 
Katy ISD is holding its 12TH annual summer Band Camp on July 21 to Monday to Friday July 25, 2014 the camp is being held at the new Katy ISD High School being Tompkins High School. The camp is offered to 7TH, 8TH and 9TH grade KISD band students.
 
This camp includes daily section … (3 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD 2014 Graduation Ceremonies - 06/06/14 12:57 PM
Katy ISD 2014 Graduation Ceremonies  
Merrell Center
6301 S. Stadium Ln.
Katy TX 77493
 

 
 
( Note : Above picture taken by and copyrighted by Bob Gilbert with all rights reserved) 
 
Katy ISD 2014 Graduation ceremonies will all be held at the Merrell Center which is located at the address shown above. There are seven Katy ISD High Schools but the new school high school which opened during school year 2013-2014 Tompkins does not have a graduation class this year. the other six schools dates and times of graduation are as follows:  
 
Friday June … (12 comments)

katy isd: Katy Beckendorff Jr. H.S. Wins Science Olympiad National Championship - 06/03/14 01:41 PM
Katy Beckendorff Jr. H.S. Wins Science Olympiad National Championship  



NEWS FLASH - Katy TX
 
Beckendorff Junior High School
8200 S. Fry Rd.
Katy, TX 77494
281-237-8000
 
Principal - Mindy Dickerson
 
What a great honor as Beckendorff Jr. High School in Katy as part of the Katy ISD system has won the National Championship of the 2014 Science Olympiad. The 2014 National Science Olympiad was held on May 16-17, 2014 at University of Central Florida. Beckendorff won the championship by beating 59 other teams from all across the United States.
 
This phenomenal team … (5 comments)

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


( Above picture courtesy of Bing free to modify, share and use pictures)


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 … (9 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.
(6 comments)

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.
 
 

 
( Above photo taken by and copyright by Bob Gilbert with all rights reserved) 
This recognition program was developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grade Reform and the Texas Middle School association.
 
All schools … (8 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 … (10 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 … (12 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 … (5 comments)

 
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