katy isd: Katy ISD Education Foundation Hosts Fireflies and Food Trucks Sept. 2016 - 09/13/16 01:23 PM
Katy ISD Education Foundation Hosts Fireflies and Food Trucks Sept. 2016Katy ISD Education Foundation  is hosting its annual Fireflies &
Foodtrucks fund raising event on Thursday September 15, 2016. This event is being held at No Label Brewery which is located in Old Katy at the address shown below.
 
This event will benefit the foundation’s Inspiring Imagination Teacher grant program. Over the last 3 plus years in excess of$ 500 K was awarded to deserving Teachers.The foundation’s fourth grant cycle begins this fall and awards grants to Teachers in May 2017.
 
The Fireflies & Foodtrucks special event starts at 5:30 PM and lasts until … (9 comments)

katy isd: Seven Lakes High School - Spartan Spectacular - 08/15/16 01:39 PM
Seven Lakes High School - Spartan Spectacular  
Seven Lakes High School which is one of seven traditional High Schools in the Katy ISD system will hold its Spartan Spectacular on Tuesday August 16, 2016. The event starts at 5 PM and lasts until 8 PM. It will be followed by a Pep Rally at which starts at 8 PM.
 
This event provides students with time to pick up their schedules, register for numerous club opportunities and arrange on-campus parking prior to the first day of school.
 
Seven Lakes High School is located at 9251 Fry Road, Katy TX 77494 and phone … (12 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD to Open School for Dropouts Fall 2016 - 08/11/16 01:00 PM
Katy ISD to Open School for Dropouts Fall 2016 
Approximately 275 students every year drop out of Katy ISD for various reasons. These include teen pregnancy, necessity for the teenager to work and rocky homelife. This issue of school dropouts has never been addressed until now at least here in Katy and the surrounding areas.
 
A KISD Academy in partnership with the Simon Youth Foundation will begin fall of 2016 holding classes for dropouts at Katy Mills Mall. The class schedule starts around sometime in September with a Grand Opening set for September 22, 2016. This program needs the support of both local … (12 comments)

katy isd: Family Oriented and Pet Friendly Neighborhood - Pine Mill Ranch Katy TX - 01/25/16 12:09 PM
Family Oriented and Pet Friendly Neighborhood - Pine Mill Ranch Katy TX 
Pine Mill Ranch Location 
 
Pine Mill Ranch is a Master Planned community situated 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 gem of a neighborhood. Pine Mill Ranch main entrance  is located on off of Spring Green Road right and north of Falcon Landing across from Silver Ranch.
 
Pine Mill Ranch like numerous other Katy neighborhoods is physically located in an incorporated area which all have Katy mailing address. The beauty of … (17 comments)

katy isd: Grand Lakes Katy Tx Beautiful Family Oriented Community - 01/23/16 02:55 PM
Grand Lakes Katy Tx Beautiful Family Oriented Community
 
Grand Lakes Katy TX  is a community with over 2,200 single family homes with varying different styles and floorplans. Grand Lakes is  a family oriented and pet friendly neighborhood. 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 at least 7 years. The neighborhood has a very strong Homeowners Association and looks great all the time. The HOA can be a pain but their … (11 comments)

katy isd: Katy ISD New Sports Stadium Breaks Ground April 2016 - 01/14/16 11:53 AM
Katy ISD New Sports Stadium Breaks Ground April 2016 
Katy ISD second sports stadium is set to break ground during April 2016. This stadium will be built directly across the street from the existing Rhodes stadium. The planned stadium will cost an estimated $58 million and was the largest segment of the $748 Million bond issue approved by area voters during late 2014.
 
The whole stadium issue is still controversial due to it’s huge cost. Katy ISD has 7 High Schools and all use the one existing stadium. Scheduling is a huge mess and a problem. A second stadium is definitely in need … (14 comments)

katy isd: Almost Speechless Sunday: Bird at Lake in Grand Lakes Katy,TX - 01/10/16 01:06 PM
Almost Speechless Sunday: Bird at Lake in Grand Lakes Katy,TX 
While I was walking our dog this morning in Grand Lakes Katy TX. I saw this bird sitting on the shore close to the water. What I found surprising was the bird stayed put even though my dog wanted to go visit, there were several dogs barking all at once from several backyards and the muscovy ducks who unfortunately live in some of our lakes were rapidly moving towards the bird.
 
 
Grand Lakes is Family oriented and Pet friendly neighborhood zoned to the highly rated Katy ISD. If you want additional information about … (24 comments)

katy isd: Almost Wordless Sunday - Morning in Grand Lakes Katy TX - 01/03/16 09:56 AM
Almost Wordless Sunday - Morning in Grand Lakes Katy TX 
I did some photowalking in Grand Lakes Katy TX. while I was walking our dog this morning. We live in Grand Lakes and have for many years. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Grand Lakes contact me so we can get started finding you a home in this wonderful family neighborhood which attends Katy ISD schools.
 
As a side note,  I used by my new cell phone to take the pictures. I have included only one picture below.
 
 
Almost Wordless Sunday - Morning in Grand Lakes Katy TX

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katy isd: Katy ISD 2015-2016 College and Career Night - 10/01/15 11:29 AM
Katy ISD 2015-2016 College and Career Night 
 
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 7, 2015 at the Merrell Center which is located at the address shown below. The program begins at 6 PM and will continue until 8 PM. Numerous representatives from colleges, universities and post secondary training programs from all across this nation will be on hand.
 
Several universities and colleges will be attendance to answer questions and provide needed information to both students and parents. If you or your family … (14 comments)

katy isd: Fireflies and Food Trucks Hosted by Katy ISD Education Foundation - 08/27/15 11:44 AM
Fireflies and Food Trucks Hosted by Katy ISD Education Foundation  Katy ISD Education Foundation  is hosting its annual Fireflies &
Foodtrucks fund raising event on Thursday September 17, 2015. This
event is being held at No Label Brewery which is located in Old Katy at the
address shown below.
 
This event will benefit the foundation’s Inspiring Imagination Teacher grant program. Over the last 3 years in excess of
$ 500 K was awarded to deserving Teachers.The foundation’s fourth grant cycle begins this fall and awards grants to Teachers in May 2016.
 
The Fireflies & Foodtrucks special event starts at 5:30 PM and lasts … (15 comments)

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 … (17 comments)

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 … (8 comments)

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 … (12 comments)

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 … (2 comments)

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. 
 
The … (8 comments)

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 … (18 comments)

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 … (12 comments)

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 … (12 comments)

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 … (11 comments)

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 … (18 comments)

 
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