Chelsea Gumm, Katy ISD's Chef, was recently selected as the Greater Houston Restaurant Association's GHRA Educator of the Year. Chef Gumm, who has been a part of Katy ISD's Miller Career and Technology Center for two years, was chosen for her innovation, leadership, and service to the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation and her students. In February, Chef Gumm will receive a Golden Fork Award at the annual GHRA awards gala.
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The Katy ISD Education Foundation was recently selected as a $15,000 award recipient as part of the 2017 True Inspiration Awards by Chick-fil-A. The True Inspiration Awards recognize and provide funding to 22 non-profit organizations across 16 different states to help foster leadership skills and develope a spirit of entrepreneurship in youth. This year, Chick-fil-A gave over $1.1 million in grants.
For the first time since the program's inception in 2014, customers could vote for organizations in their communities with the Chick-fil-A One app. As a result of this and other factors READ MORE »
Last week, Katy ISD held the grand opening of its first SPARK Park. SPARK is a program that developes parks on the grounds of public schools with the mission of providing a play area for surrounding neighborhoods and the entire school area. The park is located on the Winborn Elementary school grounds and is free and open to the public. The park features slides, monkey bars, benches, picnic tables, an outdoor classroom setting and much more.
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The Katy High School football playoff game will be held tonight, Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The Katy High School Tigers will take on the Cypress Ranch Mustangs on neutral territory, NRG Stadium. Pre-sale student tickets are $6, whiles adult tickets are $11, and all tickets sold at the gate will be $15. Parking is $12 for tonight's game.
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The Katy ISD Partners in Education department recently launched its annual Food for Families program, a campaign that gives grocery store gift cards to Katy ISD families and students in need each holiday season. Since its 2002 inception, Food for Families has provided food for over 3,000 families in the district.
If you would like to participate in the Food for Families campaign, you may contribute by sending cash or check donations to Partners in Education by mail or in person by Thursday, December 8. For more information, visit here READ MORE »
Each month, the Katy ISD Communications Department publishes an E-newsletter known as the Katy ISD Update. This E-newsletter is delivered each month by email and has nearly 20,000 subscribers. Recently, the Katy ISD Communications Department was named a Gold Winner in the E-newsletter category by the MarCom Awards, an international competition that recognizes creative professionals who produce outstanding communications and marketing materials.
The department was also awarded honorable mention for its video feature story on K9 officers Marcel and Juno.
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The Katy ISD Education Foundation was recently named a southwest region finalist for this year's Chick-fil-A Inspiration Awards, an annual awards program that recognizes organizations whose values align with Chick-fil-A's. The Katy ISD Education Foundation invites the Katy and greater Houston community to support its campaign by voting for the Education Foundation by Monday, October 17. The Education Foundation could potentially receive $75,000 for the Katy ISD "Inspiring Imagination" teacher grant program.
Votes can be cast electronically through the Chick-fil-A One app, with a READ MORE »
Mark your calendars for the Katy ISD annual College and Career Night, which will be held on Wednesday, October 5, at the Leonard E. Merrell Center from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The College and Career Night is a FREE event for high school students and their parents to chat with representatives from over 200 universities, colleges and career training programs across the nation. This is a great opportunity to learn more about application processes and have other questions answered.
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August 22 not only marked the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, it also marked the beginning of Dr. Lance Hindt's superintendency for Katy Independent School District. After a thorough search for just the right person for the job, Hindt was chosen by the school board for his character and ability to move the district forward.
Hindt is an alum of Katy ISD himself, having graduated from James E. Taylor High School in 1983. He then went on to receive degrees from William Penn University and Prairie View A&M University, as well as his doctorate from the University of Houston. He READ MORE »
Last year, volunteers dedicated a record-breaking 1,018,981 hours to Katy ISD. To honor the countless volunteers that served the district last year and to encourage others to get involved, Katy ISD's Partners in Education has recently released a video called "Good to Volunteer," sung by Katy ISD graduate, volunteer and parent John Cordes.
Katy ISD Partners in Education creates numerous opportunities for parents, community members and businesses to volunteer with the district and bring READ MORE »