Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, January 2018

| January 1, 2018

(Front row, l-r): Amanda Hampton, Meghann Schneider, Madison Crofton, Meredith Bretting; (second row): Madi Newman, Caroline Mally, Halen Beisert, Lexie McGrievy, Mary Claire Crain; (third row) Dana Bretting, Hannah Stevens, Anna Husmann, Eden Boudreaux, Alanna Larkin, Abby Shorter, Brooke Evans, and Christina Darby.

(Front row, l-r): Amanda Hampton, Meghann Schneider, Madison Crofton, Meredith Bretting; (second row): Madi Newman, Caroline Mally, Halen Beisert, Lexie McGrievy, Mary Claire Crain; (third row) Dana Bretting, Hannah Stevens, Anna Husmann, Eden Boudreaux, Alanna Larkin, Abby Shorter, Brooke Evans, and Christina Darby.

National Charity League, Inc., Katy Chapter Honors Senior High School Class

National Charity League (NCL) Katy Chapter has recognized the Class of 2018 for their service and contributions to the community.  The mission of NCL, Inc. is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.  The Class of 2018 has contributed over 5,300 volunteer hours to local philanthropies – including American Cancer Society, ARC of Katy, The Ballard House, Brookwood Community, Citizens of Animal Protection, KVPAC, and Texas Children’s Hospital.  The chapter believes that the experience of giving back to others helps to strengthen the mother-daughter relationship and sets the stage for a successful future.

 

 

Katy Elementary’s legacy children whose relatives attended the first schoolhouse located on Katy Elementary property include (l-r): Colton Weinmann, Emma Velazquez, Lucas Hayzlett, Hunter Hayzlett, Mackenzie McMeans, Madison Darrow, Megan Carrow, Kimber Cardiff, Emma Beckendorff and Kasen Colvin.

Katy Elementary’s legacy children whose relatives attended the first schoolhouse located on Katy Elementary property include (l-r): Colton Weinmann, Emma Velazquez, Lucas Hayzlett, Hunter Hayzlett, Mackenzie McMeans, Madison Darrow, Megan Carrow, Kimber Cardiff, Emma Beckendorff and Kasen Colvin.

Katy Elementary Receives Historical Marker As First Schoolhouse In Katy

As residents drive by Katy Elementary, a bright blue historical marker now sits on the campus at the same spot where the first City of Katy schoolhouse was built 119 years ago.  On Friday, Nov. 10, the Harris County Historical Society honored the founding fathers by granting a historical marker to the city’s first public school.

A one-room schoolhouse was built in 1898 where children could learn, grow and develop.  Little did the visionaries know that their small town would blossom into a thriving community of more than 17,000 people.  The current Katy Elementary campus was built in 1965, renovated in 1989, and again in 1995.  Today, students play on the same location as the original playground and the first schoolhouse bell hangsin the main entrance of the current campus.

“Today’s paw prints are tomorrow’s legacy,” said Superintendent Lance Hindt during the ceremony where past generations of students and staff members were present.  Among those in the crowd was 92-year-old Melvin Jordan, who recalls riding on horseback with his brothers to and from school as a first-grader.  Currently, there are 11 students attending Katy Elementary who are fifth and sixth generation members of the original class of Katy Tigers.

 

 

(L-R): Ryan Al-Tayar , Christian Sjolund, Jamal Bieniemy, Mackenzie Brown, Katelyn Finch, Roberto Gonzales, Harrison Stovern, Carson Rollins and Sydney Hodge.

(L-R): Ryan Al-Tayar , Christian Sjolund, Jamal Bieniemy, Mackenzie Brown, Katelyn Finch, Roberto Gonzales, Harrison Stovern, Carson Rollins and Sydney Hodge.

Tompkins High School Athletes Commit To Colleges On National Signing Day

The following athletes from Tompkins High School recently made their commitments to the colleges of their choice on National Signing Day:

Ryan Al-Tayar, UT Dallas, cross country; Christian Sjolund, Georgia Tech, basketball; Jamal Bieniemy, Oklahoma University, basketball; Mackenzie Brown, Indiana Wesleyan University, softball; Katelyn Finch, Oklahoma Baptist University, volleyball; Roberto Gonzales, Texas Southern University, baseball; Harrison Stovern, Harvard University, baseball; Carson Rollins, Oklahoma University, baseball; and Sydney Hodge, Southwestern University, softball.

 

 

The new SPARK Park brings new life to an area that was previously considered a park “desert.”

The new SPARK Park brings new life to an area that was previously considered a park “desert.”

Katy ISD Memorial Parkway Elementary Celebrates New Spark Park

The Memorial Parkway Elementary (MPE) Choir officially kicked off the dedication ceremony of their new SPARK Park, which is now available for public use during non-school hours and on weekends.

This park is a collaborative effort between Katy ISD, MPE parents, students, staff, the PTA, and local entities, who together contributed $129,331 to the SPARK grant .  The park includes a concrete trail, sensory play panels, modular playground equipment, an amphitheater and other amenities.  When visitors walk through the main entrance of the park, they will notice the school mascot, a panther, as well as 26 new trees from Trees for Houston.

“Our area was considered a park desert because there are no local parks where children could go to play,” said Assistant Principal Sharlu Melville, who led the effort to create the park.

“With this park, we are benefitting not only the school and its students, but also strengthening this community and its families,” added Ashley Vann, Board of Trustee president.

SPARK, created in 1983 to increase park and recreational spaces in the Greater Houston area, has helped to turn underutilized school playgrounds into neighborhood parks at more than 200 locations.  This is the third SPARK Park at a Katy ISD school.

 

 

Stacy Lombardi and son James participated in the fourth annual Colt Bolt Fun Run and Fundraiser.

Stacy Lombardi and son James participated in the fourth annual Colt Bolt Fun Run and Fundraiser.

4th Annual Colt Bolt Raises More Than $55,000

Pattison Elementary supporters, including student families, staff and local businesses, recently raised more than $55,000 at the fourth annual Colt Bolt Fun Run and Fundraiser organized by the PTA.  The two-week fundraising campaign – delayed this year by Hurricane Harvey – annually raises money for school needs and PTA programs.  One hundred percent of the proceeds stay at Pattison and are used to pay for anything from new iPADs and educational materials to track repairs and new workroom equipment.

Visit pattisonpta.org/colt-bolt for more information.

 

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