Education briefs for June 30

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Education briefs for June 30, 2022.

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Katy ISD provides free summer meals for kids

The Katy Independent School District is continuing its commitment to ensuring all children in the Katy area have access to healthy, well-balanced meals through its summer meals program.

The program began May 31 and runs through July 28 at designated district schools. The program offers breakfast and/or lunch at no cost for kids 18 and younger.

Summer meal sites include:

  • Morton Ranch Junior High: through June 30; no breakfast, lunch from 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Schmalz Elementary: through June 30; breakfast from 7:30-8:20 a.m., lunch from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • West Memorial Elementary: through June 30; breakfast from 7:30-8:20 a.m., lunch from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Stockdick Junior High: through July 21; no breakfast, lunch from 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Mayde Creek High (Ninth Grade Campus): through July 28; no breakfast, lunch from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

“Summer meals will consist of a hot breakfast and/or lunch, which will be served in the school cafeteria area,” Donna Pittenger, the district’s nutrition and food service executive director, said. “All meals must be eaten on the campus and parents are welcome to purchase a meal to enjoy with their children.”

Children must be present to receive a meal and identification is not required.

Fox elected to state association board

Katy school trustee Rebecca Fox has been elected to the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors for Region 4, Position E.

Fox served as a member of the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees from 2004-19 and was re-elected in 2021. She has held every board officer position, including three times as president. Fox is a graduate of the class of 2007 Leadership TASB and has earned the distinction of Master Trustee. She is also a member of the TASB Legislative Advocacy Network.

“I’m honored to represent our thriving district at the state level and to be a voice for the children we serve every day,” Fox said. “As a member of the Board of Directors, I look forward to collaborating with TASB to continue providing districts the support and services they need to achieve educational excellence for every learner.”

Fox holds a bachelor’s degree in consumer and family science from Southeastern Louisiana University and works part-time as a motivational speaker and parent educator. Apart from being a board member, she is best known as a long-time volunteer.

Fox has served on PTA boards at Hayes Elementary, Creech Elementary, Beck Junior High and Cinco Ranch High School. She has also served on district committees such as the Campus Advisory Team, bond committees and rezoning committees, and served three years as an executive board member of the Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools.

Throughout the school year, Fox visits district campuses, volunteering through the KEYS mentoring program, teaching Junior Achievement and participating in Promise-to-Read, among other programs.  Fox also helped establish the vision of the Katy ISD Education Foundation and is a groundbreaking investor.

Fox has been recognized with numerous awards such as Volunteer of the Year, Texas PTA Lifetime Membership and Extended Service Award, Citizen of the Year by Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, Top 100 Women of Katy by Katy Magazine and the Backbone of Katy Award by the Noyes Foundation.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.4 million public school students. For more information on TASB, visit the website tasb.org.

Pre-registration now open in Katy ISD

Pre-registration has begun for Katy Independent School District students. Parents of new students can pre-register for the 2022-23 Katy ISD fall semester through the PowerSchool Enrollment website, the abbreviated website for which is bit.ly/3xO6p7u.

Important dates:

  • Through July 1—Online PowerSchool pre-registration for new students. A new student is defined as a K-12 learner who has never attended a school in the district, or a previous district who withdrew and is re-enrolling.
  • July 2-27—PowerSchool pre-registration for new students temporarily closed.
  • July 28—Online PowerSchool pre-registration for new students re-opens.
  • August 1—PowerSchool Annual Student Update begins (for returning Katy ISD students. A returning student is defined as any student who was actively enrolled during the 2021-22 school year.

All new and returning Katy ISD students must use PowerSchool Enrollment to submit a new student registration or their Annual Student Update.

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