Education briefs for Sept. 22

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Posted 9/22/22

Education briefs for Sept. 22, 2022

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Education briefs for Sept. 22


Taylor Athletic Booster Club hosting trivia night fundraiser Sept. 24

The Taylor High School Athletic Booster Club is hosting a trivia night fundraiser, which will be from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 24 in the commons at the high school, 20700 Kingsland Blvd.

Dinner and concessions will be available for purchase and a silent auction will also take place.

For more information and to register, visit the website

KARE Spirit Day set for Sept. 27

Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) is partnering with Adriatic Café, 27240 Katy Fwy., to raise scholarship money.

On Spirit Day, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 27, Adriatic Café will donate 20% of sales to the KARE Scholarship Fund when customers mention KARE when placing their orders.

Katy ISD students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the names of over 16,000 semifinalists who participated in the 68th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program, and among them are 77 Katy ISD high school students.

These students have the opportunity to continue in the competition for over 7,000 National Merit Scholarships, totaling nearly $28 million, that will be awarded to students next spring. The following Katy ISD campuses have students named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation program:

  • Taylor High School, six semifinalists.
  • Cinco Ranch High School, 11 semifinalists.
  • Jordan High School, 11 semifinalists.
  • Tompkins High School, 21 semifinalists.
  • Seven Lakes High School, 28 semifinalists.

To become a finalist, students and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, their participation in school and community activities, information demonstrating leadership abilities, employment and any honors and awards received.

Additionally, a semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT or ACT scores that confirm their performance on the qualifying test.

Ronnie Edwards, assistant superintendent for school leadership and support, said the district is proud of their students and their accomplishments.

“To have 77 Katy ISD students advancing to the finalist stage of the National Merit Scholarship Program is a testament to their pursuit for academic excellence,” Edwards said.

Katy ISD semifinalists will be recognized at a district-wide reception on October 24.

To see a full list of students, visit the website, the abbreviated URL for which is

Katy ISD Education Foundation to host Fireflies and Foodtrucks Oct. 13

The Katy ISD Education Foundation is hosting Fireflies & Foodtrucks, a fundraiser that benefits Katy ISD teacher grants.

The event is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at No Label Brewery, 5351 1st St.

The adults-only admission includes full access to all food trucks, No Label brews and live entertainment by Katy's own Hayden Baker. Cash bar begins at 8:00 p.m. V.I.P. bar experience and night-of raffle ticket sales are additional cost.

Tickets are $60, with Party Pack tickets available for $55. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website, the abbreviated URL for which is

Royal ISD Falcon Partners Program providing opportunities for students, staff and community

Royal ISD is looking for partners for various district activities as part of its 2022-23 Falcon Partners Program.

The program joins local organizations with Royal ISD to provide unique opportunities throughout the school year for students, staff, and community. Activities include campus opportunities, National Night Out, staff appreciation days, among other opportunities.

Opportunities are available beginning this month and continuing through August 2023. For more information, call Christi Ginn at 979-221-4080 or email her at

Taylor High Athletic Booster Club, KARE, National Merit Scholarship, Royal ISD