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Katy ISD Releases Fifth Six Weeks Grading Period Information

Katy ISD Releases Fifth Six Weeks Grading Period Information

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Katy ISD announced today that the secondary fifth six weeks will end on Friday, April 3, 2020, and report cards will be available on the Home Access Center on Thursday, April 9, 2020.   “All students are eligible to make-up assignments they may have missed prior to spring break,” Katy ISD sa...

Katy ISD Releases Information for Online Instruction

Katy ISD Releases Information for Online Instruction

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Katy ISD released information for week one of the online classes today, March 20. “During the time period for which we are not offering face to face instruction, Katy ISD will initiate an online learning platform beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020,” Katy ISD said in an email.  “The transiti...

Katy ISD Serves 33,102 Grab, Go Meals

Katy ISD Serves 33,102 Grab, Go Meals

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Katy ISD has served 33,102 free breakfast and lunch meals to Katy area children ages 0-18 over the last four days to assist families during the extended school closure. “Katy ISD is feeding meals free to students, so they still have access to healthy meals during the school closure,” Donna Pitte...

District Cancels Band, Encore Spring Trip to San Antonio

District Cancels Band, Encore Spring Trip to San Antonio

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

The district has canceled the band spring trip to San Antonio to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. “The San Antonio Spring Trip has to be canceled,” Band Director Ray Jones said in an email. “I hope everyone stays safe at home. The Band Boosters and I are working on obtaining refunds....

Katy ISD Extends School Closures to April 13

Katy ISD Extends School Closures to April 13

Donovan Nichols, News Writer

March 16, 2020

KatyISD announced today it was updating its school closure policy to at least Monday, April 13 due to the continued spread of COVID-19 in the Greater Houston area. "As you know, the information regarding the prevention and spread of COVID-19 has been evolving daily, while reported cases in the Greater...

Governor Abbott Waives 2019-20 STAAR Requirements

Governor Abbott Waives 2019-20 STAAR Requirements

Celeste Hoover, Co-Editor In Chief

March 16, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott announced today that he would be waiving the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) for the 2019-2020 school year. Abbot is currently requesting that the Department of Education (DOE) waive federal testing requirements for the school year.  "Your health and safety are to...

Katy ISD Closes Schools Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Katy ISD Closes Schools Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Katy ISD announced today that it will be postponing the return of school, campus events, field trips, student trips and UIL practices and competitions for one week effective tomorrow due to the spread of COVID-19 in Houston. "Because the safety of our students, staff, and families is a top priority, we have de...

UIL Redistricting

UIL Redistricting

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

March 6, 2020

The Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) released new school reclassification and realignments for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years February 3. Schools are split into different divisions, 1A to 6A, based on student population. Paetow remained a 5A school, and Jordan became a new 5A scho...

HOSA State Qualifiers

HOSA State Qualifiers

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Cinco Ranch’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club recently competed in the Texas Area HOSA competition on February 7th and 8th which resulted in five students advancing to the State competition. Seniors Fareeha Alam and Indy Khan, competed in the Community Emergency Response Team(CERT) C...

Academic Decathlon Takes Third Place at Regionals

Academic Decathlon Takes Third Place at Regionals

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

February 23, 2020

The Academic Decathlon team took third place at the Region VII Academic Decathlon meet, scoring a new school record of 44,900 points, as well as winning second place in the Super Quiz event. Many team members also won individual medals. This win qualifies them for the State meet from March 6 to 8. ...

Speech and Debate Takes Home Individual Wins at Final Tournament

Speech and Debate Takes Home Individual Wins at Final Tournament

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

February 21, 2020

The Speech and Debate team took home a host of trophies at the Seven Lakes High School Tournament on February 7 and 8. In speech events, freshman Victoria Wong won third place in the prose competition, where competitors must orally perform a published fictional piece. Sophomore Seth Choi took sixth pl...

More Fries or Tots?

More Fries or Tots?

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

The Trump administration announced a rollback of Michelle Obama’s school nutrition guidelines on her birthday, January 17th, that could lead to more junk food and fewer vegetables and fruits to reduce waste and high costs. “Schools and school districts continue to tell us that there is still too much ...

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