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Exemption policy must change

Rachel Foreman, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Voice

The current exemption policy needs amendments in regards to absences and extenuating circumstances. There are positives of the exemption policy; it does encourage students to attend school, work hard to maintain high grades in classes, and behave appropriately in the classroom. However, the exemption policy a...

Splashing into State

Jenny Jiang, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Swimming

Cougars dominated the regional swim meet this past weekend with a team championship, scoring 79.5 points over the second place team. Girls swimming received second place overall, while the boys received first place for the fourth year in a row. These athletes start their days off by jumping into the cold poo...

Katy ISD bond passes with narrow margin

Katy ISD bond passes with narrow margin

Eryn Lyle, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Katy ISD School Bond was passed this week with a 55.2% approval rating, providing the district with over 700 million dollars for renovations and expansion.

District bond to come before voters

District bond to come before voters

Emily Burleson, Managing News Editor

October 9, 2014


Filed under News

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees passed an order this August calling for a public election of a bond developed and approved by a community panel in July. The $700 million bond includes funds for six new schools, renovations at all campuses and a new stadium.

Icy roads, school delay possible for March 4

Emily Burleson, News Editor

March 3, 2014


Filed under News

Katy ISD released a statement that informed community members of possible winter weather, including freezing rain, on its website Monday evening. "Residents are reminded to monitor local media, the Katy ISD website and the NWS website for related warnings, potential school closings, or changes in...

New graduation requirements for 2014-15 school year

Emily Burleson, News Editor

February 19, 2014


Filed under News

House bill 5, the set of new graduation requirements adopted by the Texas Legislature this January, will affect the incoming freshmen of the 2014-15 school year and all years following. The bill alters the options students have to graduate, eliminating the Minimum, Recommended and Distinguished Achievement...

Seven Lakes High School student in custody after bringing ‘zip gun,’ causing evacuation

Emily Burleson, News Editor

January 13, 2014


Filed under News

UPDATE: 1/15/2014 Seven Lakes High School senior Thomas Barfield is in custody at the Fort Bend County Jail. His bond is set at $20,000 and he is charged with a third-degree felony for possession of a prohibited weapon. His backpack was found in the 9th Grade Center and contained a 'zip gun,' or...

Bond vote may fund second stadium, Ag center, STEM center

Bond vote may fund second stadium, Ag center, STEM center

Emily Burleson, News Editor

November 5, 2013


Filed under News

Voters in Katy ISD will consider accepting a proposed and hotly debated Student Activity Facilities Bond on Tuesday, Nov. 5. If approved, the $99 million bond will fund a second full size stadium, an Agricultural Sciences Center and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Project Cent...

State education funding policies ruled unconstitutional

Trevor Nichols, News Editor

February 14, 2013


Filed under News

Travis County District Judge John K. Dietz ruled the state of Texas’ current educational funding system unconstitutional on Feb. 5.  The ruling follows a lawsuit charging that the state  did not provide adequate funding for quality education. “[The state] increased requirements in STAAR, the...

Katy ISD officially names new high school

Emily Burleson, Staff Writer

January 25, 2013


Filed under News

Update: The administration for Tompkins High School has announced that the mascot will be the Falcons. The official name of High School No. 7, Obra D. Tompkins High School, was announced Tuesday by the Katy ISD Board of Trustees. Obra Tompkins served as principal at Mayde Creek High School for ...

District zones to change

District zones to change

Emily Burleson, Staff Writer

December 12, 2012


Filed under News

Update: Katy ISD has officially named new high school. The Attendance Boundary Modification plan (ABM), presented before the Katy ISD Board of Trustees on Oct. 29, proposed that several hundred Seven Lakes High School students move to the newly created High School No. 7, starting in the 2013-14 schoo...

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