Education briefs for Oct. 6

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Posted 10/6/22

Education briefs for Oct. 6, 2022.

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Education briefs for Oct. 6


Katy ISD College and Career Night set for Oct. 12

Katy ISD hosts College and Career Night Oct. 12 at the Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Dr. Representatives from colleges, universities, technical schools and military academies from across the U.S. will be there to answer questions about their schools and programs.

Seven Lakes High School Theatre staging Shakespeare in Hollywood

Seven Lakes High School Theatre is staging Shakespeare in Hollywood. Performances are at 7 p.m. Oct. 6-8, and a 2 p.m. performance on Oct. 8.

The performances take place at the Seven Lakes High School Performing Arts Center, 9251 S. Fry Road.

Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for students. For more information about the company and to purchase tickets, visit the website

Katy High School Theatre hosting a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party as part of Alice in Wonderland performance

Katy High School Theatre is staging Alice in Wonderland, the popular Lewis Carroll story, this month. Performances are at 7 p.m. Oct. 13-15, with another performance set for 2 p.m. Oct. 15.

As part of the performance, the public is invited to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, set for 12 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Katy High School Performing Arts Center lobby. The performance takes place at the Performing Arts Center at the high school, 6331 Highway Blvd.

Tickets went on sale Monday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students. Tea Party add-on tickets are $15.with purchase of a matinee ticket.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website

Friends of Willow Fork Park to host Katy ISD Plein Art Painting

The Friends of Willow Fork Park will host the third annual Katy ISD Plein Art Painting event, where outstanding AP students will create “real-time” paintings of outdoor landscapes within the park.

The event is from 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at Willow Fork Park. Final showing is at 11 a.m., with judging and awards to follow.

The event is free and open to the public. The park is at the northwest corner of 99/Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Blvd., north of Cinco Ranch High School.

Haskett Junior High ESL teacher receives Rising Star Award

Haskett Junior High ESL teacher Victoria Bohannon has received the Rising Star Award at the State Title III Symposium.

This award recognizes the ESL and/or bilingual teacher who best demonstrates knowledge and use of effective, active, and engaging pedagogy, strategies to meet educational needs and interests, and a passion for teaching and learning.

UHV assistant provost receives DiversityFIRST Award

Dr. Karla Hernandez DeCuir, assistant provost for distance education at the University of Houston-Victoria, has been selected as a 2022 Individual DiversityFIRST Award winner by the Texas Diversity Council.

The award is given annually to those who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in the promotion and advance of diversity through inclusion and strong leadership.

“I’m honored for the opportunity to contribute to the Texas Diversity Council’s DEI efforts in the Greater Houston area,” DeCuir said. “I have served on their executive committee for over five years, and it has been amazing to see the increased interest in creating more inclusive, equitable and diverse environments in organizations, schools and in our communities. I'm humbled and encouraged to continue working on creating better for opportunities for all.”

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