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Get the Most out of your Senior Year in High School

| September 1, 2015
Get the Most out of your Senior Year in High School

Grades are important Don’t slack off, even in the second semester. Many universities look at second-semester grades and will rescind a scholarship if your GPA sinks dramatically. Your grades this year could be the difference between a scholarship or not. Take as many advanced level courses as possible Hope to be able to “test out” of […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students – Sep 2015

| September 1, 2015
Katy Texas Schools, Sports,  Students – Sep 2015

KATY STUDENTS IN AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW, NOV. 14-15 Two young Katy residents, Varvara Buben and Nyah Donahue, will be strolling the catwalk for the 21st annual American Girl Fashion Show. This year’s show will be held at the Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Aug 2015

| August 1, 2015
Katy Texas Schools, Sports,  Students Aug 2015

KATY STUDENT EARNS EAGLE SCOUT – On July 7, Jacob Culver Hazel, son of Carol and Jack Hazel of Katy, earned the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award. Jacob is a member of Troop 584, a troop sponsored by the Cinco Ranch Church of Christ. For his Eagle service project, Jacob designed and built […]

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Katy Students Among Winners in “Don’t mess
with Texas®” Art Contest

| July 1, 2015
Katy Students Among Winners in “Don’t mess <br>with Texas®” Art Contest</br>

Two grade-schoolers among the 13 winning entries statewide that will appear in 2016 Texas calendar Keep Texas Beautiful and The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have selected artwork by five students from the Houston area to appear in the 2016 Don’t mess with Texas® Calendar. The calendar will include 13 winning entries from across the […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jul 2015

| July 1, 2015
Katy Texas Schools, Sports,  Students Jul 2015

KATY TIGERS TAKE STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP! – The Katy Tigers softball team earned its first state title, winning the Class 6A state tournament June 6 at McCombs Field in Austin. The girls topped 2013 state champion Lewisville with a score of 3-2. McKay Bloxham’s walk-off single scored Nicole Valdez. Katy freshman Kayla Garcia was named […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students – Jun 2015

| June 1, 2015
Katy Texas Schools, Sports,  Students – Jun 2015

ODESSA KILPATRICK ELEMENTARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary celebrates Sharron Murphey, 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Murphey has taught both second and third grade for 33 years. She began her career in Alice ISD, and joined Katy ISD and Kilpatrick five years ago. _________________________________________________________________________________ KATY GIRL SCOUT BRINGS ZEN TO THE BALLARD HOUSE […]

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Seven Lakes High School Athletics
College Signing Day

| June 1, 2015
Seven Lakes High School Athletics <br />College Signing Day</br>

Several athletes at Seven Lakes High School recently signed letters of intent to play sports at colleges and universities around the country. Following are the athletes in their respective sports: BOYS TRACK & FIELD – Roderick Bell II, senior at Seven Lakes High School, signed with Texas A&M University. As a distance athlete, Roderick has […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students – May 2015

| May 1, 2015
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students – May 2015

SWEET SIXTEEN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Jordyn Chanelle McCullough celebrated her Sweet Sixteen at the Willow Fork Country Club on Saturday, April 4. With over 100 guests in attendance, the theme was “Jordyn & Co.” Tiffany blue, silver and black were the colors of the day. Her 10-person court performed a wonderful hip-hop waltz dance routine after […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Apr 2015

| April 1, 2015
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Apr 2015

ST. JOHN PAUL II SUPER HEROES IN ACTION This Lent, the staff and students at St. John Paul II have pulled up their leggings, buttoned their capes and unmasked their kindness. For these 40 days, students are learning how they can become super heroes by doing good deeds in their everyday lives. With weekly challenges […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Mar 2015

| March 1, 2015
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Mar 2015

ODESSA KILPATRICK ES MATH AND SCIENCE TEAM HOSTS TOURNAMENT Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary’s (OKE) math and science team, PRIME Koalas, hosted its first TMSCA Math and Science Tournament on Feb. 7. More than 400 students from OKE, other Katy ISD schools, and surrounding school districts participated. The students, who are in third-fifth grades, participated in tests […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Feb 2015

| February 1, 2015
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Feb 2015

ODESSA KILPATRICK “OUTBACKERS OF THE MONTH” Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary (OKE) “Outbacker of the Month” is the most prestigious award earned in the Outback. OKE Outbackers exhibit “Koalaty” character continuously. Outbackers are those that always lend a helping hand, always have a smile on their face, serve as role models and go above and beyond to […]

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The Katy Tigers, Through the Len

| February 1, 2015
The Katy Tigers, Through the Len

Photographer Captures A Phenomenal Battle For The State Title Text by Melanie Saxton Photography by Diana Porter of Design Online For the third consecutive year in a row, the Katy Tigers and the Cedar Hill Longhorns faced off in an epic battle for the state championship. Scores of Katyites showed up on December 20 at AT&T […]

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Students Named “2015 Houston Young Artists”

| February 1, 2015
Students Named “2015 Houston Young Artists”

High School Classical Musicians Win Prestigious Award The members of Le Octet were recently chosen as 2015 Houston Young Artists after two grueling rounds of auditions that are held every two years by the nonprofit organization, Houston Young Artists Concert. Its mission is “…to showcase highly talented young classical musicians age 4 to 18 in […]

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Cinco Ranch HS Robotics Team 624

| January 1, 2015
Cinco Ranch HS Robotics Team 624

Cryptonite Robotics Spurs Interest In High-Tech Careers Agroup of Katy area high school students is proving science and technology can appeal to the creative as well as the intellectual talents of young people — while also building employable and career-worthy skills. CRyptonite Robotics, the Cinco Ranch High School robotics team commonly known as Team 624, […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jan 2015

| January 1, 2015
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jan 2015

KATY’S TARYN FITZGERALD RECEIVES STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP James E. Taylor senior, Taryn Fitzgerald signed her national letter of intent accepting a gymnastics scholarship to compete for Stanford University beginning the fall of 2015. _________________________________________________________________________________ KATY ISD PROMISE TO READ EVENT Community members, businesses and organizations across Katy came together in November to bring the love […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Dec 2014

| December 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Dec 2014

PINK OUT DAY On Thursday, Oct. 23, Cinco Ranch and Seven Lakes high schools teamed up to create the largest Pink Out in Katy ISD history to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All football players, band members, cheerleaders and drill teams sported pink in some form, such as pink socks, arm bands, or pompons. In […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Nov 2014

| November 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Nov 2014

THS JV CHEERLEADERS HOLIDAY CHEER The JV cheerleading squad at Taylor High School decided to spread cheer to other parts of the Katy community. During this Holiday season, the JV cheer squad will assist Stuff the Sleigh, a Katy charitable organization whose purpose is to offer children with cancer to have their Christmas wishes come […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Oct 2014

| October 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Oct 2014

BECK PTA WELCOME BREAKFAST The Beck PTA board members hosted a breakfast for incoming sixth-grade parents to welcome them to Beck Jr. High. Beck PTA president Kristin Vigeant was dressed as buccaneer Captain Hook and recited a poem with the help of other board members playing along to the theme of “pirates.” Beck Jr. High […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Sep 2014

| September 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Sep 2014

SEVEN LAKES HS RECOGNIZED WITH HONORS AT FBLA LEAD­ERSHIP CONFERENCE More than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to Nashville to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vie for the opportunity to win over $165,000 in cash awards at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference […]

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Avoid Heavy Backpacks

| September 1, 2014
Avoid Heavy Backpacks

What parents need to know to protect their child’s health Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low back pain that often lasts through adulthood. […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Aug 2014

| August 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Aug 2014

CRHS BRAVO FOR 2014-2015 – BRAVO! Congratu­lations to the recently named Cinco Ranch High School 2014-2015 Bravo Show Choir members. This talented group of students is looking forward to presenting many entertaining performances next school year. Mark your calendars for September 18, 19 and 20 for the Bravo Fall Show. Directors Dorothy Wilson and Brian […]

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Beckendorff JHS Team National Science Champs!

| July 1, 2014
Beckendorff JHS Team National Science Champs!

Team Crowned In 2014 Science Olympiad National Tournament A team of talented students from Beckendorff Junior High (BDJH) in Katy won the 2014 Science Olympiad National Tournament, hosted by The University of Central Florida (UCF) at Orlando on May 16-17. The team is coached by Scott Lightle. “Our Texas middle school team, Beckendorff Junior High, […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jul 2014

| July 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jul 2014

SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT King Turnbull, a senior at Seven Lakes High School, signed the National Letter of Intent to play basketball next year at Colorado State University-Pueblo. As a Point Guard for Seven Lakes HS Spartans, King was First Team All 19-5A for the 28-6. He led the Spartans […]

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