katy isd: Katy ISD | School is Out | Thursday June 4, 2015
- 06/04/15 08:45 AM
Katy ISD | School is Out | Thursday June 4, 2015
The last day of school for the 2014-2015 school year for Katy ISD is today June 4, 2015. Early dismissal is at 12:40 PM for Elementary school and at 11:35 AM for both Junior and Senior High School. I should not have to tell parents with school age children but one never knows.
The primary reason I am posting this information is for the drivers in the numerous neighborhoods/subdivisions which makeup City of Katy plus the huge unincorporated areas which are zoned to for Katy ISD schools. I see on a
katy isd: Seven Lakes High School | Music to the Eyes | Art Instrument Raffle
- 05/12/15 02:55 PM
Seven Lakes High School | Music to the Eyes | Art Instrument Raffle
The Katy ISD Seven Lakes High School Orchestra Parent Association will hold its seventh annual artful instruments raffle.
Raffle tickets are available with the opportunity to win an original music instrument art piece.
The raffle is being held on Friday May 22, 2015 at 7 PM along with a Seven Lakes Symphony Orchestra’s Pop music concert. The theme for this year’s concert is “Music to the Eyes”. Several local area artists have given their time, talents and money by donating the raffle items art work.
The event is being held at
katy isd: Jazz with a Katy Flair | Katy ISD Education Foundation | April 2015
- 04/20/15 11:06 AM
Jazz with a Katy Flair | Katy ISD Education Foundation | April 2015
The Katy ISD Education Foundation is hosting a fundraiser titled “Jazz with a Katy Flair” which is being held at Palacio Maria in Katy
( see address below). This is a casual night in Black and White and features the Carla Helmbrecht Quintet. The date is Thursday April 23, 2015 with reception at 6:30 PM and dinner at 7:30 PM.
Above picture courtesy of Bing free to share, modify and use pictures.
This evening is being sponsored by attorney’s Thompson and Horton LLP. The Katy Education Foundation raises funds each for
katy isd: CPR Training | Taylor High School | American Heart Association
- 04/19/15 08:09 AM
CPR Training | Taylor High School | American Heart Association
Houston Methodist Hospital ( HMH) along with American Heart Association (AHA) will hold a CPR training class on April 25, 2015 at Taylor High School ( Katy ISD). The classes are scheduled for 9, 10, 11 AM, noon, and 1 PM.
These classes are hands on training at no cost to attendees and are open to the public to anyone 12 years old or older. AHA and HMH will have staff at each session to provide heart education to everyone. In addition free bilingual instruction will be available.
Space is very limited and
katy isd: Cinco Ranch Cougars | Boys and Girls | Advance to State Tournament
- 04/12/15 11:23 AM
Cinco Ranch Cougars | Boys and Girls | Advance to State Tournament
Congratulations are in order to both the Boys and Girls Soccer Teams at Cinco Ranch High School as both teams won their Region 3 Finals game played yesterday and now advance to the State Championship tournament. Both semi-finals State Championship games will be played next Friday April 17, 2015. The girls semi-final games will be played at 9:30AM and Noon. The boys semi-final will be played at 5 PM and 7 PM. These games will be played at Georgetown’s Birkelback field. The pairings of these games will be announced later today.
katy isd: 30 th Annual Folk Life Festival | Katy ISD | Katy TX
- 03/23/15 11:40 AM
30 th Annual Folk Life Festival | Katy ISD | Katy TX
Katy Independent School District (KISD) is hosting the 30th annual Folk Life Festival on Saturday March 28, 2015 from 9 AM to 5 PM. The Festival is being held as usual at the District’s Outdoor Learning Center (OLC). The OLC is located in Old or Historic Katy with its address being 6301 Stadium Dr. Katy TX.
Katy ISD Outdoor Learning Center is situated on 35 acres of land which is kept in its natural state. All the building blend into the natural setting. The festival concept
katy isd: Katy ISD Spring Break | Katy Prairie Kite Flight
- 03/06/15 09:31 AM
Katy ISD Spring Break | Katy Prairie Kite Flight
Katy ISD Spring Break starts this next Monday March 9, 2015 and lasts through Friday March 13, 2015. Sometimes parents are so caught up with daily life they forget about school holidays and breaks. Many folks do not have school age children and do not realize children will be home during the break. All drivers need to slow down in the various neighborhoods during the day as children will be present and playing.
Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) is hosting “Kite Flight” family event on Saturday March 14, 2015 at
katy isd: Discover Methods to Pay for College Workshop in Katy TX
- 02/05/15 12:12 PM
Discover Methods to Pay for College Workshop in Katy TX
Paying for College or Technical school after high school has become a major problem and expense for many families in the US and for that matter across the whole world. A Workshop in Katy TX covering how to pay for College or technical school will be held on on Saturday February 7, 2015 which will discuss these complex issues. This workshop is being presented by the Katy ISD’s Financial Information Academy.
This workshop is being held at the Education Support Complex( Katy ISD) which is located at
katy isd: Mentoring Opportunity for Men in Katy TX
- 01/03/15 12:35 PM
Mentoring Opportunity for Men in Katy TX
The KEYS program needs men to mentor boys as many boys all around the Katy area are in need of a mentor. On Friday January 30,2015 a Men Who Mentor Breakfast will be held at the Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD) Education Support Complex. The Education Support Complex is located at 6301 Stadium Ln. Katy TX. The breakfast starts at 7:30AM and lasts until 9 AM.
Here is a fantastic way to pay it forward in Katy TX. This annual breakfast will provide information for men who are interested
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
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
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
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
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
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.
katy isd: Katy ISD College and Career Night
- 09/25/14 09:23 AM
Katy ISD College and Career Night
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
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
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
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.
katy isd: Ventana Lakes - New Neighborhood in North Katy
- 07/30/14 12:46 PM
Ventana Lakes - New Neighborhood in North Katy
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