Katie, TX (KTRK) – Parents were seen trying to pick up their students just hours after school at Paetow High School in Katy ISD, after what the district described as a disturbing text message. SkyEye had passed high school just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, as people gathered outside the building. ABC13 reached the area, which responded with the two letters sent to the Paetow families. While the first letter did not mention any incidents, the second letter below indicated the text around which it refers to “school shooting.” The…Read More
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Katy ISD investigating racist taunting at Paetow vs. Jordan high school volleyball match!
Fulcher, Texas (KTRK) – A high school volleyball team is reeling after accusations of racial satire at a competitive match. A parent took out her phone and recorded students in the stands making monkey noises toward black players during a Paetow vs. Lakesha Adams said she was not satisfied with the Katy Independent School District’s response. Adams’ daughter is on the university team at Paetow. She filed an official complaint with Katie’s leaders ISD immediately after Friday night’s game. She said she hasn’t heard back from them yet, and outside…Read More
Katy ISD library books: Coordinators provide students, parents, and board with clarity on book selection process!
Katie, TX (KTRK) – Books are still a hot topic at local school board meetings. The most controversial content about sexual or ethnic minorities is often shown. It brought back and forth several speakers in the Katy Independent School District on Monday night. More than 30 people spoke during public comment at the Katy ISD School Board meeting Monday night. The majority of them shared their opinions on the types of books students should have access to. “I am here to stress the importance of representation in the resources that…Read More
Construction causes serious flooding concerns in Waller County for residents!
Waller County, Texas (KTRK) – The construction is causing some serious flooding fears in Waller County for residents who said they are trapped in their subdivision or forced to drive in hazardous conditions when it rains. On Friday, high water was so bad on Clay Road in the Lakehouse subdivision that Katy ISD did not allow school buses to drop off students in the area, forcing parents to take their children. Partially read an email from the region, “This letter is to inform you that buses transporting students from Katy…Read More
Katy ISD welcomes 1,200 new teachers, current English teacher Chris Harris shares advice for success!
Katie, TX (KTRK) – Katie ISD says that more than 1,200 teachers will join classes this school year. Not all of them are necessarily new to teaching, but they are all new to the area. “I think the important advice I give is, forget the subject you are studying, be yourself. Learn who you are because the kids need to make connection. You may be the smartest person in the chemistry in the building, but if you can’t connect with the kids, you won’t,” said teacher Chris Harris. They learn.”…Read More
Back to school: Katy ISD uses mental health unit and SpeakUP app to ensure students feel safe!
Katie, TX (KTRK) – As thousands of students flock to Katy ISD schools this week, so are their cell phones. Katy ISD police harness the power of these devices to make sure students feel safe at school with SpeakUP. “The importance of SpeakUP is to give people a safe place to bring to our attention what matters to them,” said Frank Muniz, District Police Mental Health Officer. The application can be used as a direct line of communication without the need to make any calls. Katy ISD meets students wherever…Read More
Katy ISD alumna Emily Childress becomes teacher at Cimarron Elementary where she went to school!
Katie, TX (KTRK) – As the 2022-2023 school year for Katy ISD begins on Wednesday, one of the graduates will be the class president. Instead of joining the ranks of the students, Emily Childers would lead them, going back to the same elementary school she attended as a child, but to teach. Childress will be a fifth-grade reading teacher at Cimarron Elementary School, where she’s been wandering the halls. Ironically, her new classroom is right across from her old one. “This is how I present myself to my students is…Read More
Cinco Ranch High School counselor and Uber legend Jeff Roth on bigger mission to help homeless!
Katie, TX (KTRK) – Cinco Ranch High School counselor Jeff Roth has earned the nickname “Uber Legend,” and while students learn quickly, he’s not lacking in school spirit. Cross, the principal at the time, said, ‘What separates you from the different applicants? “And I told him my dress-up day was going strong. I just love how I can see the kids love him,” said Ruth. When it comes to fashion, Ruth has been a bit of everyone – rock stars, aliens, Santa and the favorite himself – because this makes…Read More
Texas Education Agency releases 2022 accountability ratings for state’s districts and schools!
Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Parents can now see if their child’s school or neighborhood earned the degree as the Texas Education Agency published its 2022 accountability ratings Monday morning. Changes have been made to the ranking system due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties schools have faced. In the past, schools would give a letter grade based on how well they performed. This year, however, the degree will not be published in schools with lower grades. For example, if your child’s school gets an A, B, or C, you’ll…Read More