Around Katy, January 2016

| January 1, 2016

Race participants take off from the starting line at the Katy Christian Ministries second Annual 5K Race Against Domestic Violence.

Race participants take off from the starting line at the Katy Christian Ministries second Annual 5K Race Against Domestic Violence.

KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES DVAM 5K RACE

On Saturday, Oct. 17, members of the Katy community gathered in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month for the Katy Christian Ministries second Annual 5K Race Against Domestic Violence. At the event, Verizon presented a grant of $2,500 to Katy Christian Ministries to support its annual 5K race, which raises awareness about domestic violence and the affect it has on the community.

A total of 93 runners participated in the race, and $9,261 was raised as a result. Pro­ceeds from the race will support victims of domestic violence serviced at the Katy Christian Ministries Crisis Center.

 

 

Katy ISD students watch Golden Nugget Lake Charles chef prepare a winning dish.

Katy ISD students watch Golden Nugget Lake Charles chef prepare a winning dish.

LANDRY’S JR. CHEF PROGRAM

High school students from three Houston-area schools –– Katy ISD Miller Career Center Culinary Program, Cy-Fair ISD Culinary Academy, and Westside High School Culinary Academy –– participated in the 10th Annual Landry’s, Inc. Iron Chef Competition at The Galveston Island Convention Center. During the event, the students met with Landry’s, Inc. chefs and top executives to gain valuable insight into a career in the hospitality industry. The Iron Chef Competition is an annual culinary contest at which the company’s most talented executive chefs from coast to coast compete for the title of Landry’s Iron Chef.

 

 

(L-R) KPGT President Beth Morris and KPGT President and KPGT Past President .

(L-R) KPGT President Beth Morris and KPGT President and KPGT Past President .

KATY PARENTS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED RECEIVES AWARD

The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) is proud to announce that the Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented (KPGT) has been recognized as the 2015 TAGT Parent Group of the Gifted. This honor is presented annually to a formal, organized local or statewide parent group that has demonstrated exceptional efforts to support the advancement of gifted students in schools and communities.

KPGT has served the gifted and talented population of Katy ISD for 28 years. It supports G/T students by providing families and educators with infor­­ma­tion, resources, tools and a voice. KPGT frequently hosts speakers, student events, workshops and field trips. These activities range from small, intimate functions to elaborate events for hundreds of students and families. KPGT members sit on many committees and parent panels throughout the district and serve together to be a voice for Katy’s gifted and talented students.

“It’s always a highlight of our year to honor the outstanding work of passionate and dedicated individuals and groups who support gifted education in Texas,” said Executive Director JJ Colburn, CAE. “The Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented is an outstanding group of individuals who work tirelessly every day to serve the unique population of gifted learners, and we are proud to be able to recognize their efforts.”

KPGT was honored at the INSPIRE: TAGT Awards Celebration that took place during the TAGT 2015 annual conference in December in San Antonio. TAGT 2015 brought together nearly 2,000 educators who share a passion for gifted education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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