Each month, District Administration, an education magazine, chooses a school district to honor for using technology in innovative ways to improve students' learning experiences. This month, Katy ISD received this award, the District of Distinction Award, from District Administration magazine. Katy was chosen from districts across the U.S. to be honored for its transformative technology uses, such as the dashboard and data tools Katy ISD has been working over a year to develop. To keep up with Katy ISD news, visit here.
On Dec. 23, two Katy firefighters were honored at a formal holiday dinner party as they were named the Gary Tilton Firefighters of the Year by Katy's American Legion Post 164. Dana Massey, Katy Fire Department Battalion Chief, was joined by Lt. Simon VanDyk as they were presented with this prestigious award. The award is presented in honor of late Gary Tilton, the former Katy Fire Department Chief. For more on this story, visit here.
Paddy Fisher, a senior at Katy High School, was recently announced as the second annual recipient of the 2015 Greater Houston High School Rotary Lombardi Award. This award is presented to an outstanding football player who also best exemplifies Vince Lombardi's discipline. The award was presented by the Rotary Club of Houston in partnership with Fox Sports Southwest in front of an audience of over 1,000. For more on this story, visit here.
Rebecca Lacquey, a Katy High School United States History teacher, was recently chosen by Humanities Texas as a recipient of the 2015 Oustanding Teaching of the Humanities Award. Humanities Texas board member and State Rep. John Zerwas met Lacquey in her classroom to present her with her award and her check of $5,000. In addition, Katy High School has received $500 for materials to further instruction. Over 450 educators across the state were nominated for this prestigious award and only 12 were chosen. For more on this story, visit here READ MORE »
Each year, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announces the winners of the National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. This year, NMSC announced approximately 2,200 winners - eight of which were Katy ISD seniors. The Katy ISD National Merit Scholars came from high schools across the district, including Taylor High School, Seven Lakes High School and Cinco Ranch High School. For more on this story and a list of winners, visit here.