Education briefs for Oct. 13

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Posted 10/13/22

Education briefs for Oct. 13, 2022.

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Education briefs for Oct. 13


UHV hosts graduate and professional school awareness week events

Undergraduate students and those who have bachelor’s degrees who are thinking about the next step in their careers can learn more about the University of Houston-Victoria's graduate programs during Graduate and Professional School Week.

Events are set from Oct. 17-21, with a variety of events each day at both UHV and UHV Katy. These events will focus on exploring graduate programs at UHV and raising awareness of how a graduate degree can help in different professions. Current UHV and Victoria College students are invited to attend, as well as UHV and VC faculty and staff. Victoria-area and Katy-area residents with a bachelor’s degree also are encouraged to attend the events.

In addition to promoting the university’s 55 graduate programs, there also will be discussions about other graduate fields, such as law school or doctoral programs for those who are interested in continuing their education in a program that is best suited for them.

For more information, visit the website

UHV opens counseling center

The University of Houston-Victoria Katy campus opened a new counseling training clinic at the Katy campus, 22400 Grand Circle Blvd., Suite 208.

The center, which will be run by UHV graduate-level counseling students, will offer individual counseling, play therapy, and family counseling. The center will enable students to gain counseling experience while being supervised by licensed counselors.

Mental health services offered the center are for members in the community, free of cost. Starting Fall 2022, the CTC will be open at the Katy Instructional Site to serve the Katy community.

The center does not offer crisis counseling and recommends anyone in crisis call 911 or 988.

To find out more, or to schedule an appointment, please call 281-396-3720.

Donations sought for Katy ISD Food for Families 2022 drive

Katy ISD’s Partners in Education is seeking donations for its Food for Families program.

Under the program, Katy ISD campuses identify students for the program and Partners in Education collects individual and corporate donations. Grocery gift cards valued at $60 along with a note of support from the Katy ISD community are then delivered to each student by a campus staff member.

What started as a simple concept has since grown to a successful community campaign that has donated over $393,000 to more than 7,800 families in the past 19 years.

To make a donation, visit the website

Katy ISD announces elementary screening for Gifted and Talented Students

Katy ISD parents with children in grades 1-4 who believe their student might be gifted and talented are encouraged to refer them for screening for the 2023-2024 Gifted and Talented (GT) Program. The GT Program for elementary students in Katy ISD consists of a one-day participation in a Challenge classroom with a teacher trained in gifted education. Parents can begin the process by completing a parent observation checklist, which can be obtained from the student’s school or the Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics website.  The deadline for completing and returning the parent checklist is Oct. 28.

A GT awareness presentation for parents of students in grades 1-4 will be held via Zoom on October 18, 2022. The Zoom link will be posted on the Katy ISD Gifted and Talented website.

Transfer students who were screened in Fall 2022 and not identified for GT services, must wait one full academic year before they can be rescreened. Parents may contact campus counselors, elementary Challenge teachers, or GT facilitators if they have additional questions.

Katy ISD, Katy ISD Partners in Education, UHV, UHV Katy