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District Implements Critical Changes to School Policy

District Implements Critical Changes to School Policy

Nandika Mansingka, Editor-In-Chief

August 31, 2018


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     Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, Katy ISD has implemented various changes to the school disciplinary plan and student code of conduct, in an attempt to ensure the security of students and staff.     At a board meeting on June 25, the policy was officially...

FFA team places 10th in nation

FFA team places 10th in nation

Brynne Herzfeld, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2018


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The FFA team won the State Champion Home Site evaluation out of 356 other teams, qualifying for the National Competition, where they won 10th place in the nation, wrapping up their competition season. The team, consisting of seniors Austin Bates, Kyle Senogles, Caleigh Milligan and junior Rachael Whe...

BREAKING: Superintendent to resign in January

Samuel Teas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 11, 2018


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Katy ISD Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt announced that he will step down in January 2019 at a special board meeting yesterday. According to Dr. Hindt, the social media firestorm surrounding the accusations against him was detrimental to him and his family. "I can not justify putting my wife and family...

Where’s everyone heading?

Samuel Teas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 7, 2018


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This is an ongoing list and is continually updated. If you're a senior and haven't yet filled out the form to be included on this page, please do so at https://goo.gl/forms/mO2JZNYiubzE5spj2 Barnard College at Columbia University Angela Lytle Baylor University Samantha Pollard Mackenzie Garnett C...

Orchestra to perform 3 pieces tonight

Samuel Teas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 9, 2018


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The Orchestra will hold a concert tonight in the PAC at 7 p.m. The pieces preformed will be Mars, the Bringer of War, from The Planets suite by Gustav Holst, Procession of the Nobles by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Variation IX: Nimrod from the Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar. Head Orchestra Direc...

Project GRAD changes venues

Nandika Mansingka, Voice Editor

April 3, 2018


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While traditionally always held at Dave and Buster’s, this year’s venue for Project Grad on May 25th was changed to GlowZone due to location and budget complications. “The location was changed to reduce the cost as well as bring the event closer to Katy,” Carol Campbell, event coordinator, ...

‘Mega Lunch’ proposal cancelled

Joe Powell, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


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The plan to have a ‘Mega Lunch’ system set to begin in the 2018-2019 school year has been terminated and normal lunchesare planned instead. Mr. Cross sent out an email on Friday, March 2 that detailed the fate of the proposal. “I wanted to let you know due to various concerns the district has said w...

Robotics team works to qualify for World Championships

Claire Haigwood, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


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CRyptonite Team 624 traveled to San Diego, California to participate in a FIRST Robotics regional tournament, the first of five in which they will work to qualify for World Championships, which will be held in Houston from April 18th to the 21st. “The robot this year is called Pacrat and it’s de...

Superintendent responds to bullying allegations

Sarah Sheikh, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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Katy ISD Board President Ashley Vann  released a statement on Monday, March 26 regarding the accusations of bullying made by Greg Barrett  at the public speaking portion of a board meeting the previous week. “As trustees to our children and their parents, our responsibility is to act on beh...

Car Show to take place Sunday

Samuel Teas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 28, 2018


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The Cinco Ranch Car Show will be held on Sunday, March 31 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Ninth Grade Center. Individuals with classic or modern cars, or motorcycles, can enter by getting a form from English I teacher Tracy Hillyard. In addition to cars, the event will feature ...

Junior wins national Gold, Silver key awards for art

Samuel Teas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 22, 2018


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Junior Olivia Pierce won Scholastic Art and Writing's National Gold Key Award for Drawing and Illustration and National Silver Key Award for Mixed Media.  "This is such a great accomplishment!" art teacher Cindy Reilly said in an email announcement. "Please help me in [congratulating] her for be...

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