Katy Texas Schools, Sports,
Students, Nov 2015

| November 1, 2015

(L-R): Principal Malynn Rodriquez, student Omar Ali and Toro the Texan celebrate Omar’s trivia quiz win.

(L-R): Principal Malynn Rodriquez, student Omar Ali and Toro the Texan celebrate Omar’s trivia quiz win.

KILPATRICK ELEMENTARY STUDENTS “GET FIT”

Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary students recently learned to eat healthy and stay active during a “Get Fit with Toro” event. Principal Malynn Rodriguez and Toro the Texans’ mascot hosted a healthy trivia quiz game where students were the contestants.

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Members Choice Credit Union gave backpacks filled with seven books, along with a bear to snuggle with while reading, to students in kindergarten through second grade.

Members Choice Credit Union gave backpacks filled with seven books, along with a bear to snuggle with while reading, to students in kindergarten through second grade.

MEMBERS CHOICE AND SCHMALZ ELEMENTARY LAUNCH “BOOKS AND A BUDDY”

Members Choice Credit Union recently made 650 Schmalz Elementary students very happy. Through its newly created “Books and a Buddy” initiative, the credit union gave backpacks filled with seven books, along with a bear to snuggle with while reading, to students in kindergarten through second grade.

“Books and a Buddy” was months in the making. When Members Choice conceived the idea, employees and customers began donating and collecting books. The credit union purchased over 9,000 books, then collaborated with Half Price Books on Highway 6 and 529 which donated 300 gently read books. In addition, Venus Construction donated their “muscle” to pick up and deliver all the boxes and bags of books to get where they needed to go. Backpacks were handed out to students on Curriculum Night, held on Sept. 1.

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Troop 925 scouts and their leaders prepare to retire flags.

Troop 925 scouts and their leaders prepare to retire flags.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 925 RETIRES 45 FLAGS

Boy Scout Troop 925 recently retired 45 U.S. and Texas flags. The boys held a mass flag retirement ceremony honoring flags that have served their country well. When the United States flag becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be “retired” with dignity and respect. The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the few organizations authorized by the United States to properly retire the flag. For help with retiring any flags, visit bsatroop925katy.org.

Troop 925 meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Katy Family YMCA Day Camp on South Mason Road. The group currently has 41 registered scouts. If you are interested in Boy Scouts, email Scoutmaster Joe Dante at sm925katy@gmail.com.

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TOMPKINS HIGH GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY COMPETITION

Tompkins High School girls’ cross country teams recently ran at McNeil Invitational in Round Rock. Varsity ran in the Gold Division against 43 other teams and was 19th overall.

The varsity girls’ times were: Alyssa Balandran – 18:44 – varsity district; Corbin Olson – 19:27 – varsity district; Caitlin Lynch – 19:33 – varsity district; Carrie Gerdes – 19:52 – varsity district; Kiersten Potter – 20:08 – varsity district; Gabby McKinley – 20:19 – varsity district; Alicia Yong – 20:20 – varsity district; Julieta Verdejo-Parada – 20:24; Alison Goss – 20:51; Callista Harris – 21:13; and Abigail Frische – 21:26.

JV Girls competed in a race with 542 runners and all eight runners were in by the 42nd spot. Medals were awarded to the top 30 runners and Tompkins students earned seven. Tompkins earned second place overall out of 40 teams.

Junior varsity girls’ times were: Kristen Robinson – 13:17 – 10th place; Hailey Sanchez – 13:18 – 11th place; Isabella Fons – 13:22 – 14th place; Sarah Rogers – 13:24 – 15th place; Rebeca Beaird – 13:32 – 16th place; Maria Rengifo – 13:33 – 17th place; Malena Barrera – 13:36 – 20th place; and Madison Aug – 13:55

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(Back row, l-r): Shae VanCleave, Kate Ober, Maddie Willey, Grayson Snyder (Varsity Mascot), Rebekah Queen (Junior Varsity Mascot), Loren Williamson (Junior Varsity Coach); (middle row): Angie Eller (Varsity Coach), Gabby Borrego (Junior Varsity Captain), Rachel Henderson, Sarah Sheppard, Mandi Lee, Sydney Rinderknecht, Sarah Jeffries; (front row): Ava Rinderknecht, Alexis Kramer (Junior Varsity Co-Captain), Caroline Green, Lauren Villarreal, Hadley Flessner, Alyssa Wessels, Paige Clark and Brooke Nicholson.

(Back row, l-r): Shae VanCleave, Kate Ober, Maddie Willey, Grayson Snyder (Varsity Mascot), Rebekah Queen (Junior Varsity Mascot), Loren Williamson (Junior Varsity Coach); (middle row): Angie Eller (Varsity Coach), Gabby Borrego (Junior Varsity Captain), Rachel Henderson, Sarah Sheppard, Mandi Lee, Sydney Rinderknecht, Sarah Jeffries; (front row): Ava Rinderknecht, Alexis Kramer (Junior Varsity Co-Captain), Caroline Green, Lauren Villarreal, Hadley Flessner, Alyssa Wessels, Paige Clark and Brooke Nicholson.

CRHS CHEERLEADERS GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

The Cinco Ranch High School Cheerleaders recently made a generous donation to Methodist Katy Hospital’s Breast Care Center. The girls made over 350 post-mastectomy “comfort pillows” and delivered them to some very grateful patients. The pillows are specially designed for the unique needs of women who have undergone a mastectomy or biopsy surgeries. The Breast Care Center will give them to patients over the next year.

The Cheerleaders at Cinco Ranch High School wanted to show their support for the fight against breast cancer and make it a little bit easier for the women in the community. The visit at Methodist Katy Hospital’s Breast Care Center was very educational for the cheerleaders, who toured the Breast Cancer facility and learned the importance of monthly self-breast checks.

On Aug. 13, the CRHS Cheerleaders attended The Gathering Place at Epiphany of the Lord located at 1530 Norwalk in Katy. The Gathering Place meets the second Thursday of every month to help primary caregivers of people with dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s etc. to renew themselves, take care of errands, or go see their own doctor. The cheerleaders served lunch, helped with crafts, sang songs and entertained the guests with cheers and chants.

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(Back row, l-r): Keri Flinn, Jessica Dyson, Aimee Weathers; (front row): LeeAnn Esteves, Coby Dycus, Courtney Lewis, Erika Priest, Cassie Ayala and Lisbeth Wicker.

(Back row, l-r): Keri Flinn, Jessica Dyson, Aimee Weathers; (front row): LeeAnn Esteves, Coby Dycus, Courtney Lewis, Erika Priest, Cassie Ayala and Lisbeth Wicker.

KILPATRICK ELEMENTARY TEACHERS AND STAFF APRON DECORATING CONTEST

Kilpatrick Elementary students had their first spirit night at Spring Creek Barbeque on Oct. 1. The students got a chance to see their favorite teachers and staff members serving up some delicious freshly made rolls. Prior to the event, the teachers and staff held an apron-decorating contest for the upcoming spirit night. The winner of the apron contest was Aimee Weathers, who decorated her apron with Minions and bananas.

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September Outbackers are (l-r) Jerry Williams, OKE technology operations staff; Daniel Rupawalla; Sophie Reine; Emily Perry; Ian Kim; Emmy Kirkland; Mary Behringer; and Kim Beidle, OKE volunteer.

September Outbackers are (l-r) Jerry Williams, OKE technology operations staff; Daniel Rupawalla; Sophie Reine; Emily Perry; Ian Kim; Emmy Kirkland; Mary Behringer; and Kim Beidle, OKE volunteer.

KILPATRICK ELEMENTARY “OUTBACKERS OF THE MONTH”

Kilpatrick Elementary School’s “Outbacker of the Month” is the most prestigious award earned in the Outback. Outbackers continuously exhibit “Koalaty” character by always lending a helping hand, always having a smile on their face, serving as role models and going above and beyond to make OKE an exemplary school.

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(Front row, l-r): Ashley Martin, Rebecca Hobblesland, Summer Foley, Brooke Murski, Jordyn McCullough, Lauren Fecht and Briana Rangel; (back row): Hannah McKinley, Bren Hefty, Katelyn Woolie, Whitney Woolie, Madison Chalker, Shelby Wilson and Lauren Ramsey.

(Front row, l-r): Ashley Martin, Rebecca Hobblesland, Summer Foley, Brooke Murski, Jordyn McCullough, Lauren Fecht and Briana Rangel; (back row): Hannah McKinley, Bren Hefty, Katelyn Woolie, Whitney Woolie, Madison Chalker, Shelby Wilson and Lauren Ramsey.

THS VARSITY CHEERLEADERS GET READY FOR FALL

On Sept. 18, Taylor High School had its Western-themed pep rally, one out of the four the school will have this year. The entire student body watched the Varsity Cheerleaders put on quite a show. Dancing to the song of “Best in Texas,” the girls showed off their boots and demonstrated their tumbling skills to kick-start the student body into high-energy support of the Taylor Mustang football teams. The Varsity Cheer Squad is made up of seven juniors and seven seniors. Coach Reyna Wagner is their cheer coach. This year marks the first time the school has held a Western theme.

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(L-R): Grace Long, Yazmin Luna, Valeria Torrealba, Alexis Garcia, Kristin Leclair, Maddie Geiger, Taylor Blowers, Shetye Cypher, Emily Cavazos and Rachel DeGroot.

(L-R): Grace Long, Yazmin Luna, Valeria Torrealba, Alexis Garcia, Kristin Leclair, Maddie Geiger, Taylor Blowers, Shetye Cypher, Emily Cavazos and Rachel DeGroot.

TOMPKINS HS YEARBOOK WINS AWARD

Tompkins High School yearbook recently won a $1,000 check from Balfour for Outstanding Sales and Marketing, an honor given to only two schools out of 84. The check was awarded at the opening ceremony at the Balfour Summer Workshop at Texas A&M. Criteria for the award was based on percentage of sales increase from one year to the next.


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