Education briefs for Jan. 12

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Posted 1/12/23

Education briefs for Jan. 12, 2023

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Education briefs for Jan. 12


Men Who Mentor breakfast set for Jan. 20

Russell Faldyn and David Youngblood will speak at the Men Who Mentor breakfast, set for 7:30-9 a.m. in the Legacy Stadium Community Rooms, on the south side of the stadium.

Katy ISD Superintendent Ken Gregorski will moderate the discussion between Faldyn and Youngblood, both of whom are expected, with their wives, to become Katy ISD campus namesakes later this year.

The men’s-only breakfast will celebrate powerful influence of men who are willing to mentor Katy ISD elementary and secondary male students.

A district naming advisory committee recommended Youngblood and his wife, Terri, to be the namesakes for Elementary 45. Another such committee recommended Faldyn and his wife, Cindie, to be namesakes for Elementary 46.

The Youngbloods and Faldyns are former educators and district leaders who continue to contribute to Katy ISD. Both couples are still actively involved in the school district and across campuses.

Trustees are expected to take final action on the name recommendations at their Jan. 23 meeting.

Elementary 45 will be located at 25600 Longenbaugh Road. Elementary 46 will be located at 25615 Clay Road. Both locations are in the northwest quadrant of Katy ISD.

The breakfast is part of the KEYS (Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success) Mentor Program, which matches a caring adult with a student on the brink of success. The program’s primary focus is on relationship building rather than tutoring, although increased student academic success often occurs as a result of that mentoring relationship.

To learn more about Katy ISD Partners in Education, Cydney Wright at 281-396-2468 or email

To register for the breakfast, visit the website, the abbreviated URL for which is

Friends of Royal FFA holding chili supper and auction Jan. 16

The Friends of Royal FFA are holding a chili supper and auction from 4:30-7 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department, 2950 FM 359 in Pattison. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 years and younger.

Chili to go will be available starting at 4 p.m.

For more information, call Mitch and Darleen Gotfried at 713-703-3351.

Aristoi Classical Academy hosting Protect Young Eyes presentation Jan. 24

Aristoi Classical Academy invites the Katy, Cypress, and Greater Houston Area to join in a free, fast-paced and high-energy presentation by Protect Young Eyes to help families learn how to protect their children while using social media.

The presentation is set for Jan. 24 at the academy’s Griffin Center, 5610 Morton Road.

For more information about Aristoi Classical Academy, visit or call 281-391-5003.

Katy ISD Community Education courses open

Registration is open for Katy ISD’s community education classes. To see the course catalog, visit the website, the abbreviated URL for which is

To sign up for classes, visit the website, the abbreviate URL for which is

For more information, email or call (281) 396-6365.

Katy ISD Partners in Education Royal FFA, Aristoi Classical Academy, Katy ISD Community Education