Education Briefs: 4 quick education news bits that impact Katy

By R. Hans Miller, News Editor
Posted 11/10/21

KISD offers vaccinations

Katy ISD and Randall’s Pharmacy have begun offering COVID-19 vaccines to students ages 5 to 11. The optional inoculation will provide access to the Pfizer vaccine …

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Education Briefs: 4 quick education news bits that impact Katy

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KISD offers vaccinations

Katy ISD and Randall’s Pharmacy have begun offering COVID-19 vaccines to students ages 5 to 11. The optional inoculation will provide access to the Pfizer vaccine which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for that age group in late October, according to a KISD press release.

“Over the past two school years, the district has worked to support our students and staff with resources to help navigate the global pandemic,” said KISD Director of Risk Management Lance Nauman. “Now that the (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for younger children, we are taking steps to make it easily accessible to our students.”

Initial doses will be provided via workshops at the KISD Agricultural Sciences Center at 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road in Katy on Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 17 from 3-7 p.m. Second shots will be administered on Dec. 1 from 3-7 p.m.; Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 3-7 p.m. A prior initial dose date was offered Nov. 10. A valid KISD student ID and parent consent form must be provided at the time of the vaccination. Students aged 5 to 18 are eligible for this program.

Jordan campus recognized for excellence

KISD’s Jordan High School was recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston as a top educational construction project. The association awarded Satterfield and Pontikes, the company that built the campus, the recognition during its 21st Annual Excellence in Construction Awards. The Jordan project placed first in the category for publicly funded projects in recognition of the campus’s overall safety, quality, ingenuity and workmanship. It also placed second overall in the competition which featured 57 projects from association members.

UH receives $5M in scholarship funding

A $5 million gift from the Wayne Duddlesten Foundation established two endowed scholarships for students studying entrepreneurship and real estate at the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business.

“Scholarships open access to education by alleviating the financial burden that so many students experience. We are grateful to the Duddlesten Foundation for empowering our students to pursue their studies and achieve their dreams,” said Bauer College Dean Paul A. Pavlou.

Duddlesten was a UH alumnus who found success as an entrepreneur and developer at a national level, according to a UH press release.

The first scholarships through this grant will be available for the 2022-23 school year and students should contact their advisors or the UH Financial Aid Office for more information.

Aristoi to host open houses

Aristoi Classical Academy will host open houses at its Katy and Cypress campuses on Dec. 4. The Katy elementary campus will be open from 1-2:30 p.m. at 5618 Eleventh Street in Katy; the upper campus from 3-4:30 p.m. at 5610 Morton Road in Katy; and the Cypress campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12332 Perry Road in Houston.

According to an Aristoi press release, the school offers a classical education through the study of literature, history, math, science, languages, poetry, drama and art. For more information on the school, visit www.aristoiclassical.org.

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