Education briefs for May 11

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Education briefs for May 11, 2023.

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Education briefs for May 11


Katy Toastmasters youth leadership program set for June 5-28

Katy Toastmasters is offering a youth leadership program for students between 12-17 years of age.

This program is a free, eight-session program designed to help students develop people skills confidence. Toastmasters’ manuals will be provided. Students and parents are asked to commit to attending the eight sessions.

The program will be held Mondays and Wednesdays June 5-28, except for June 19, when the class will meet instead on June 20. Meetings are from 6:30-7:30 p.m., though classes might last until 8 p.m. Classes will be held at the Steve Radack Community Center, 18650 Clay Road.

For more information, email Andy Paultanis at

Katy ISD Certified Teacher Fair set for June 6

Katy ISD is hosting a certified teacher fair from 8-11 a.m. June 6 at Paetow High, 23111 Stockdick School Road. Applicants are asked to bring resumes, their Texas teaching certification or Statement of Eligibility (SOE).

For more information, call the district at 281-396-2392.

WGU Texas offers scholarships for military community

WGU Texas is offering an array of scholarships for the military community, including the Military Appreciation, Active-Duty, Honoring Our Heroes, Military Spouse, and Gold Star Family Scholarships, each valued at amounts ranging from $2,500-$10,000.

WGU Texas is committed to supporting our military community and is proud to offer over 60 career-focused degree programs in business, education, IT, and healthcare for active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their spouses.

“Our service members and their families have sacrificed so much for our country,” WGU Texas Chancellor Linda Battles said. “At WGU Texas, we honor their dedication by offering flexible, affordable, and high-quality degree programs designed to fit their unique needs and schedules. We’re helping more military students and their families achieve their goals of higher education.”

New and enrolled students may apply for these scholarships valued at up to $10,000. Each scholarship will be credited to the student’s account per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms. Scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate's academic record, financial need, readiness for online study, current competency, and other considerations. The application deadline is June 30.

For more information, visit the website

Katy Toastmasters, Katy ISD, WGU Texas