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Katy ISD Teams Advance to the Texas Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament

  KATY ISD (Covering Katy) – After months of practice, 19 teams from the Katy Independent School District have qualified to compete at the Texas Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament held at Lubbock ISD April 7-9. The Gulf Coast Regional Tournament was held March 4 at Seven Lakes High School. Schools representing the Cy-Fair, Fort Bend, […]

State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, chair of the Senate Education Committee. Photo by Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune.

Senate Education Committee Passes School Choice Legislation

By ALIYYA SWABY AUSTIN (The Texas Tribune) – After little debate Thursday, the Senate Education Committee voted 7-3 to pass legislation that would create two public programs subsidizing private school tuition and homeschooling expenses. Senate Bill 3, a priority for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, now heads to the full Senate, where it’s also expected to pass. […]

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Katy ISD Seeks Community Input at Education Summits

  KATY ISD (Covering Katy) – The Katy Independent School District has launched a “strategic design process” to create a community-inspired road map for its schools over the next three to five years. Recently, a series of stakeholder meetings were held to gather baseline data from parents, business leaders, principals, teachers, clergy and students concerning […]

Prasaan Singhal - Courtesy Katy ISD

Katy ISD Student Named National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist

Beckendorff Junior High student to compete in state competition KATY (Katy ISD) – Beckendorff Junior High eighth-grader Prasaan Singhal has been selected to compete in the 2017 Texas National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held in Bedford, TX on Friday, March 31, 2017. This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, […]

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Cinco Ranch High School VEX Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

KATY (Covering Katy) – In only their second year of competition, two VEX Robotics teams from the Cinco Ranch High School Robotics Team 624 (CRyptonite) advanced from the South Texas Championship tournament. Rookie Team 624C, composed entirely of underclassmen, qualified for the World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, April 19-22, after reaching the South Texas Championship […]

Pictured are Chris Paul Overall (Paul), Nate Bott (John), Axel Clarke (Ringo) and Jesse Wilder (George). Photo by Michelle Fairless.

Cinco Ranch High School String Quartet to Perform at The Hobby Center

KATY (Covering Katy) – The Cinco Ranch High School String Quartet will make an appearance in an upcoming performance of “In my Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles.” The quartet will accompany the Beatles tribute band Abbey Road on five ballads during the performance, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. March 17 […]

Katy ISD School Board. Back Row: George Scott, Charles Griffin, Bryan Michalsky, Henry Dibrell Front Row: Ashley Vann, Rebecca Fox, Courtney Doyle

Four Katy School Board Members Scold their President and Sgt. at Arms

  KATY (Covering Katy) – A longtime observer of Katy School Board politics characterized what happened at Tuesday night’s meeting as epic, which is defined as heroic, grand and monumental. Four of the seven members of the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees put a stop to what they believed was improper conduct concerning […]