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Bryant Elementary Staff Meet at Katy’s Cane Island

Katy, TX News (July 28, 2017) – Teachers and staff of Katy’s ISD’s new Bryant Elementary School pause for a group photo during a recent get-together at the Cane Island Amenity Village Event Center.  Residents of the Katy master-planned community of Cane Island will attend the all-new school located at 29801 Kingsland Boulevard.

 

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New Groundbreaking at West Ten Business Park in Katy

Katy, TX News (July 25, 2017) – NAI Partners is pleased to announce that VAHLE Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of mobile electrification products with over 100 years of innovation and tradition, is the latest tenant to break ground at West Ten Business Park, a premier master-planned business park located on Interstate 10 and Cane Island Parkway in Katy, Texas, that John Simons and Holden Rushing of NAI Partners are marketing on behalf of Parkside Capital.

VAHLE Inc.’s July 10 groundbreaking celebration. From left, Contractors, Managers and Technologists Inc. General Superintendent, Booker White, Acosta Architecture L.L.C. Project Architect, Jerry Acosta, Contractors, Managers and Technologists Inc. President, Rusty Monk, VAHLE Inc. Chief Financial Officer, Evelyn Clark, VAHLE Inc. President, Scott Gardner, and VAHLE Inc. Controller, Andrew Clark.

 

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Cane Island to Host Back to School Bash and School Supply Drive

Katy, TX News (July 25, 2017) – Katy’s Cane Island will conclude its Summer of Fun and Music with RadioKaty as the master-planned community of new homes hosts three music performances in August – all free and open to the public – including two at its Back to School Bash and school supply drive on Saturday, August 19.

Cane Island’s August live music schedule features the folk and pop sounds of singer/songwriter Allison Bishop on Friday, August 4 from 7 – 9 p.m.  Guests also can enjoy fine wines from Haak Winery available for purchase.

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Young Katyite Donates Over 500 Gallons of Gatorade to Houston Firefighters

Katy, TX News (July 25, 2017) – When six-year-old Katyite Kylee WalkingStick learned that her favorite uncle Kevin, a firefighter at Station 68 in Houston, and his comrades only had water to drink during the sweltering summer months, she decided to take action, and created Mission: Hydrate Houston.

Photography by Steven Meador Photography

 

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Debbie Decker Named 2017 – 2018 President of Texas High School Athletic Directors Association

Katy, TX News (July 25, 2017) – Katy ISD’s head athletic director, Debbie Decker, was recently appointed president of the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA). Decker is the first person from Katy ISD to serve in this capacity.

In addition to overseeing the day-to-day business of the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association, Decker will also be responsible for writing columns for quarterly newsletters, appointing committees and committee members, and serving on the special events committee, among other tasks.

 

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New South African Fusion Restaurant, Peli Peli, Now Open in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

Katy, TX News (July 20, 2017) – Vista Equities Group is proud to announce that the highly anticipated Peli Peli, a popular South African fusion restaurant, has officially opened its third location at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. Peli Peli will be located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., in Phase I of the mixed-use development, adjacent to Central Green Park.

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Katy ISD Announces New Principals for Memorial Parkway, McRoberts Elementary

Katy, TX News (July 20, 2017) – Katy ISD is pleased to welcome Dr. Doreen Martinez as the new principal for Memorial Parkway Elementary, and Mr. Rashan Smith at McRoberts Elementary.

Dr. Martinez has worked in the field of education for 28 years.  She began her educational career in 1989 as a teacher in Pasadena ISD.  She has also work in Angleton ISD, Clear Creek ISD and as a grant/technology coordinator in Royal ISD.

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Two Katy ISD Teachers Named Finalists for Region 4 Teacher of the Year

Katy, TX News (July 18, 2017) – Katy ISD’s 2017 District-wide Elementary Teacher of the Year Kristal Parrish and Secondary Teacher of the Year Phuong Nguyen have been selected as finalists in the Region 4 Teacher of the Year program.

Ms. Parrish is a fifth grade teacher at WoodCreek Elementary where she teaches reading, writing and social studies.  Since 2013, Ms. Parrish has also been the fifth grade team Curriculum and Instruction Leader.  She’s a dedicated teacher that inspires her students to make an impact in the world.  She does this by teaching them to be critical readers and writers, and deep thinkers who are compassionate.  Her philosophy surrounds the ideal that “there is no program, no app, no curriculum that can replace the tremendous power and essence of an effective and passionate teacher in the life of a student.”

 

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Making Katy PONY History: Six-Year-Old All-Star Team to Compete in World Series

Katy, TX (July 13, 2017) – The Katy Disciples 6U All-Stars team is going to the PONY World Series in Youngsville, Louisiana on July 13-15.  “What makes this so special is that it is the first six–year-old team to make it from the Houston area,” says Shaye Mathew, one of the team parents.

Submitted by Neil & Shaye Mathew | Edited by Katy Magazine

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Cane Island Residents Now Have Access to Herb & Vegetable Gardens

Katy, TX News (July 12, 2017) – Residents of Katy’s Cane Island now can pick their own herbs, vine-ripe tomatoes, flavorful peppers and a handful of other fresh produce thanks to a new collection of raised gardens in the community’s Amenity Village.

Hub’s Garden, aptly named after the Cane Island’s popular canine ambassador, features several raised planter boxes adjacent to the Amenity Village conservatory where residents can pick herbs, fruits and vegetables at no cost.  The gardens are managed by Cane Island’s landscaping team. 
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Morton Ranch High School Students Earn Gold Medal at National STAR Competition

Katy, TX News (July 12, 2017) – More than 7,500 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, and guests from across the country gathered in Nashville, TN for the 2017 National Leadership Conference.  The meeting provided MRHS FCCLA members with the opportunity to attend leadership and program training, hear national speakers, and explore colleges and careers. Kyle Triplett, an 11th grader  and Michael Hurley a 9th grader at Morton Ranch High School in Katy, Texas, were among the members and took part in STAR Event competitions at the conference.

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Montessori Schools

Centerra Ranch Montessori 23144 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, TX 281-693-2767

Five Star Montessori School 18200 Kingsland Blvd. Katy, TX 281-578-1616

Katy Montessori School 20660 Westheimer Pkwy. #J Katy, TX 281-398-7323

Montessori Kids Universe 2004 S. Mason Rd Katy, TX 713-344-1640

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After School Care

Katy Texas After School Childcare

  • BRITISH PRIVATE PREP SCHOOL With three locations, BPP provides academic and enrichment programs for preschoolers in a fun, child-friendly environment. P/T and F/T programs available.  www.britishprivateprepschool.com
  • Cinco East – 4025 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 281-828-2000
  • Cinco Southwest – 25935 Cinco Terrace Dr. Katy, TX 281-394-7737
  • Firethorne –  28031 S. Firethorne Dr. Katy, TX 281-394-5889

 

  • KIDS R KIDS Kids R Kids provides innovative facilities and effective educational programs for children 6 weeks – 12 yrs.
  • Franz  24007 Franz Rd. Katy, TX 281-347-5444 www.krkfranzroad.com
  • Cinco Ranch East 21955 Westheimer Pkwy. Katy, TX 281-828-2273 www.krkcincorancheast.com
  • Cinco Ranch West 25950 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX 281-392-1370 www.krkcincoranch.com
  • Cinco Ranch SW 10602 S. Fry Rd Katy, TX 281-392-1414 www.cincoranchkrk.com
  • Katy/Cinco Ranch 4515 FM 1463 Katy, TX 281-347-5437 www.krkkaty.com

 

 

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Early Education

 

  • BRITISH PRIVATE PREP SCHOOL With three locations, BPP provides academic and enrichment programs for preschoolers in a fun, child-friendly environment. P/T and F/T programs available.  www.britishprivateprepschool.com
  • Cinco East – 4025 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 281-828-2000
  • Cinco Southwest – 25935 Cinco Terrace Dr. Katy, TX 281-394-7737
  • Firethorne –  28031 S. Firethorne Dr. Katy, TX 281-394-5889

 

  • KIDS R KIDS Kids R Kids provides innovative facilities and effective educational programs for children 6 weeks – 12 yrs.
  • Franz  24007 Franz Rd. Katy, TX 281-347-5444 www.krkfranzroad.com
  • Cinco Ranch East 21955 Westheimer Pkwy. Katy, TX 281-828-2273 www.krkcincorancheast.com
  • Cinco Ranch West 25950 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX 281-392-1370 www.krkcincoranch.com
  • Cinco Ranch SW 10602 S. Fry Rd Katy, TX 281-392-1414 www.cincoranchkrk.com
  • Katy/Cinco Ranch 4515 FM 1463 Katy, TX 281-347-5437 www.krkkaty.com

 

 

  • WESTLAKE PREPARATORY LUTHERAN ACADEMY 23300 Bellaire Blvd., Richmond, TX 281-341-9910 www.westlakeprep.org
    Dedicated to academic excellence and spiritual growth that equips Pre-K3 to 8th grade students (adding a grade per year through 12th) to become courageous leaders, serving Jesus Christ, in our changing world. 
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Katy ISD Student Qualifies for U.S. Olympic National Championship

Katy, TX News (July 11, 2017) – Katy ISD Seven Lakes Junior High sixth grader Rowan Dumond, recently competed at the 2017 U.S. Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships in Kissimmee, FL.  Over 800 of the country’s top male gymnasts competed in the regional team, all-around and individual apparatus events.

After two days of competition, Rowan tied for first place earning the title of National Champion for Floor in his division.  He had a career high score of 13.45 on Floor during the preliminary competition.  Rowan is an honors student at Seven Lakes Junior High, and when he’s not training at the gym, he enjoys playing percussion with the SLJH Honors Band, designing with Legos and solving Rubix cube puzzles.

Courtesy of Katy ISD
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Operation Backpack to Kick-Off for YMCA of Greater Houston

Katy, TX News (July 7, 2017) – YMCA Operation Backpack, an initiative of the YMCA of Greater Houston, is one of Texas’ largest back-to-school supply drives. In its 13th year, YMCA Operation Backpack is expecting to reach its highest goal to date by giving school supplies and/or a new backpack to 120,000 youngsters whose families struggle to make ends meet. Last year, the YMCA delivered backpacks and supplies to more than 105,000 children. Thirty-six school districts in the Houston area will benefit from the event.

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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Receives TAPE Award

Katy, TX News (July 7, 2017) – The Quality Texas Foundation has awarded Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE). The prestigious award recognizes strong dedication to quality and high performance.

“We are honored to be among the select group of organizations to achieve this distinction from the Quality Texas Foundation. Winning the TAPE award is a reflection of the focus on clinical excellence, quality, and patient safety that the team at Memorial Hermann Katy provides every day,” said Heath Rushing, Senior Vice President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Katy.

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University of Houston Katy Campus to Offer Subsea Engineering Courses

Katy, TX News (July 7, 2017) – As of fall 2017, the University of Houston’s Katy campus will offer engineering courses that may be applied toward a Master’s degree in electrical, subsea, and environmental engineering upon successful admission into the respective graduate programs. Individuals with a Bachelor’s degree may apply at egr.uh.edu/engineering-katy. Courses can be taken on campus or online.

There will be an information session on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1550 Foxlake Dr. Interested parties must RSVP by Monday, July 10, 2017 t0 subsea-advisor@me.uh.edu.

Courtesy of University of Houston, Engineering

 

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Memorial Hermann Hospital Announces New President and CEO

Katy, TX News (July 6, 2017) – Memorial Hermann Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of longtime and highly accomplished System Chief Operating Officer (COO) Charles “Chuck” D. Stokes to President and CEO of Memorial Hermann, effective immediately. In addition to his role as Executive Vice President and COO, Stokes had been serving as interim President and CEO following the departure of Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., who left the organization in June to pursue his passion in public and health policy.

Stokes, who began his career as a registered nurse, is a well-respected industry veteran with nearly four decades of leadership experience and demonstrated success in fostering a culture of innovation and exceptional patient care experiences, with an emphasis on superior quality, safety and stellar operations.

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Patients at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus Experience the Joy of Summer Camp

Katy, TX News (July 6, 2017) – Last week, Camp For All 2U brought the joy of summer camp to patients at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. The program transforms areas of the hospital into camp, providing patients who may not get the experience of camp outside of the hospital the opportunity to enjoy a variety of games and activities. A different theme each day, camp activities included archery, a petting zoo, arts and crafts and much more.

“We are so excited to have Camp For All 2U here at West Campus for the first time,” says Matt Schaefer, president of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. “For many of these patients, this is the only opportunity they will have to experience camp this summer due to their current medical condition. To provide them with the chance to temporarily forget what they are going through and just enjoy being a kid is what it’s all about.”

Camp For All 2U at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus was generously sponsored by Wood Group. For more information about Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, visit texaschildrens.org/westcampus. For more information about Camp For All, visit www.campforall.org.”

 

Courtesy of Texas Children’s Hospital 
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Katy Asian Town Officially In Progress

Katy, TX News (July 5, 2017) – Katy Asian Town, the 100,000 square foot shopping center anchored by H Mart, is set to begin construction soon, with plans to open in early 2018. The 15-acre property, located at 23119 Colonial Pkwy. on the northwest corner of Grand Pkwy. and IH-10 will be the third H Mart location in the Greater Houston area, and will offer fresh meat, seafood, organic produce, and a food court.  Other store locations offer services like Smart Cards for discounts, in-store savings, and special entry into sweepstakes.

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Katy Mills Shoppers and Tenants Surpass $1 Million Fundraising Goal for Susan G. Komen

Katy, TX News (July 5, 2017) – Katy Mills, along with more than 180 Simon Malls, The Mills and Premium Outlets nationwide, has surpassed its $1 million fundraising goal for 2017 in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer.  Katy Mills participated in a range of activities from October 2016 through October 2017 to raise funds.

“It is thanks to the tremendous support and engagement we have received from our retailers, shoppers, community partners and employees that we were able to achieve, and exceed this fundraising goal in support of Susan G. Komen,” said Sabrina Scruta, Katy Mills Director of Marketing. “From selling discount cards to honoring survivors through photos and messages to hosting race events at our centers – we are so grateful to all who participated and contributed as part of this campaign to reduce deaths from breast cancer.”

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