KPGT Annual Meeting and Speaker
Thursday, May 11, is the annual meeting and election of KPGT Board members. Additionally, GT Innovators will be speaking about "Perfectionism Among Our GT Children." Click here for full details.
This summer, GT students entering sixth and seventh grade can attend Invention Project to spend time exploring how things work and creating their own original inventions. Be Bold! Think Big! Never Give Up! Click here for details and registration link.
KISD Board of Trustees Election Early Voting
Early voting for the Katy ISD Board of Trustees Election will take place from April 24 – May 2. Polls will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters may vote at any of the early voting sites during early voting.
Early voting will be held at the following five locations:
Leonard Merrell Center
Room 143-144, 6301 S. Stadium Lane (map)
Cinco Ranch High School
23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd. (map)
Seven Lakes High School
9251 S. Fry Road (map)
Morton Ranch High School
21000 Franz Road (map)
James E. Taylor High School
20700 Kingsland Blvd. (map)
A special early voting date will be held at the five early voting sites on Saturday, April 29, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Candidates (as they appear on the ballot) are as follows:
Position 3: Ashley Vann, Candace Perkins and David Velasquez
Position 4: Carlos Young and Courtney Doyle
Position 5: Henry Dibrell and William “Bill” Lacy
Election Day is May 6. Voters may only vote at their designated Katy ISD polling location based on their county precinct on Election Day.
For voter information, including candidate information, polling locations and times, visit the 2017 Katy ISD Board of Trustees Election Page.
School Board Candidate Forum
With three board positions up for election this year it's critical that the community stays informed, involved and votes! Learn more about the candidates on Tuesday, April 11 at 7 pm at Morton Ranch Junior High School. Click here for full details.
Camp Invention 2017!
Camp Invention is back June 12-15! Open Registration begins February 14. This very popular camp fills quickly so register soon! Click here for full details.
The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented has four scholarships available for GT kids of all ages. Two are for college tuition, and two are for summer enrichment programs. Applications must be received by February 24. Click here to visit their website for more information.
2016-17 KPGT Scholarship Award
Application and information for the annual KPGT Scholarship Award is available here.
Lisa Van Gemert
Do you worry that virtual reality is becoming your child’s reality? Lisa Van Gemert returns for a free speaker event to help parents manage today's digital world. Click here for full details.
Does your student have difficulty managing all of their homework, study time and extracurricular activities? Download this helpful document with 12 steps towards being an organized student.
Volunteering and Children
Volunteering builds character, empathy and selflessness, especially in children and teens . Click here to download a pdf document on how to build a well-rounded student through volunteering.
Curious about Duke TIP?
If your 7th grade student recently received information about the Duke TIP program, here's where to find more info.
Become part of a nonprofit support and advocacy group that has served the Katy Independent School District since 1987. A steal at just $20 annually, a family membership has many benefits and supports GT education in Katy ISD. Join today!
"Dear Teacher, My Gifted Child Is In Your Class"
A touching letter about the challenges gifted students face in the classroom. Read it at Crushing Tall Poppies.
Texas TEKS vs. Common Core
This is a great presentation that really helps explain the difference between the Texas TEKS and Common Core. It explains the history behind it and why there is overlap, and why there is a need for new math standard. It is "Item 6-curriculum Update."
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