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Education briefs for Sept. 22, 2022 more
Katy ISD Superintendent Ken Gregorski described the district’s tax ratification election, which if approved by voters in November would go towards staff and faculty pay raises. more
Gifted and Talented (GT) screenings for incoming secondary students are now taking place at Katy ISD. more
The May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde has put security at the top of school-related issues. Marilyn Vaughn, Royal ISD police chief, offered a vision of the changes she would like to see if voters approve a bond expected to be put on the May 23 ballot. more
Mike Nicholas, Royal ISD technology director, described changes he would like to see if voters approve a bond expected to be put on the May 23 ballot. more
Security, infrastructure and technology upgrades are needed at the five Royal ISD campuses, an architect who studied the buildings and facilities said Thursday. more
Home sales in Royal ISD have more than tripled in the last five years, and those sales will likely exceed 800 homes per year in the next 2-3 years, a demographer said Thursday. more
Stacey Vanhorn, a math teacher at Cinco Ranch Junior High School, was celebrated at a Houston Astros game for being the “Math Teacher of the Month” by ConocoPhillips. more
Education briefs for Sept. 8, 2022. more
To receive a high school diploma is a lifetime achievement. At Katy ISD, 106 students will have not one, but two diplomas after earning the AP Capstone Diploma. Eleven additional students have earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate during the 2021-22 school year. The AP Capstone diploma program helps students develop the critical thinking, research, collaboration and presentation skills that are critical for academic success. more
Ivybrook Academy, an award-winning half day pre-school that is growing rapidly across the nation, has expanded its footprint in Texas with the opening of its first campus in the metro Houston area. The newly constructed school is located at 3120 Peek Road in Katy. more
Robertson Elementary School, 7400 Innovation Drive, is Katy ISD’s newest school. It opened last month, and is one of several designed by VLK Architects of Fort Worth. more
Last month, Katy school trustees set a tax ratification election, called a TRE, for placement on the November ballot. If approved by voters, the district would make up for lost revenues, and that money would go towards educator salaries. But a state senator warned Thursday that the TRE, if approved, would “wipe out” the property tax relief state legislators intended. more
Houston’s own Reid Ryan will headline Katy ISD’s KEYS kickoff event, an annual salute to those who mentor Katy ISD students through the district’s KEYS Mentoring Program. more
Royal ISD bond committee members toured the five district campuses Aug. 25. Campuses included Royal High School, Royal Junior High School, Royal Elementary School, Royal STEM Academy, and Royal Early Childhood Center. more
As Katy school trustees consider how, or whether, to change district policy for reviewing and possibly removing books from school libraries, advocates are calling for including students on the review committee. They also are calling for keeping a book under challenge available to students during the review process. more
Four Katy ISD agricultural science teachers have recently been inducted into the Texas Ag Teacher Hall of Fame. more
The Royal High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC has been designated a Naval Honor School, marking the second year in a row that the MCJROTC at Royal ISD has received this honor. more
Education briefs for Aug. 25, 2022 more
Efforts continue to review books for appropriateness for Katy ISD school libraries, the district’s library programs coordinator told school trustees Monday. more
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