It is Official New Katy ISD High School Named Tompkins

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It is Official New Katy ISD High School  Named Tompkins

On January 22, 2013 the Katy ISD Trustees voted 7-0 to named the seventh Katy ISD High School Tompkins High School. I had previously written a blog which discussed the naming of the new school could be after Obra O. D. Tompkins Jr. who spent over 30 years of his career working in the KISD system where his legacy shows he was a trailblazer, mentor for numerous kids and dedicated educator.

The new high school is located at 4400 Falcon Landing Katy texas and will open during August 2013 for the year 2013-2014 school year. The new principal is Mark Grisdale who was previously the principal of Morton Ranch High School.

Front of new katy ISD High School named Tompkins



Interesting one of the Katy ISD Trustees was actually coached by Mr. Tompkins back when he was in high school. He said Coach Tompkins, as he was known back then, was big, strong and very intimidating but underneath he was really a very gentle soul who loved his work and children.

Mr. Tompkins and his entire family has said they are thrilled and overjoyed by having a the new school named after him and who would not be. I have mentioned this fact in the past blogs that Katy ISD usually names its new schools after educators who have worked for the district and have had a major impact upon the district and their students.




I personally am also thrilled by the naming of the new school after Mr. Tompkins and thank him for his career long dedication to teaching our young people.





It is Official New Katy ISD High School  Named Tompkins

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Rainmaker
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Curtis Van Carter
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Bob

An unusual name. They only other Tompkins which comes to mind is a roller bearing factory back in Massillon, Ohio sometimes in the 50's. Strange but true, cheers cvc

February 07, 2013 12:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
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It is very nice to see a new school named for an educator rather than a politician. Outstanding teachers and coaches contribute so much to the quality of life in our communities.

February 07, 2013 05:16 AM
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Al Raymondi
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That sure is a nice tribute to Mr. Tompkins and for his family Bob.

February 07, 2013 06:44 AM
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Howdy and evening Bob

Bob my friend, Congrats on the name of the new Katy ISH High School was pick. Sure is mighty nice that it was named after Mr. Tompkins Jr.

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

May 03, 2013 02:58 PM
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Howdy and afternoon Bob

Bob my friend, you sure do post outstanding posts for folks to visit. Sorry for such a small comment, buy AR is acting-up.

March 29, 2014 07:46 PM
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