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Cardiff and McMeans Junior High were honored last week for going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty and were named to the Superintendent’s ABCD Club. This honor recognizes campuses and departments that excel by enriching experiences for our students and improving their campus and community. These two campuses join Bear Creek Elementary as recipients of this prestigious award.

Cardiff Junior High was nominated by a parent whose child was diagnosed with a condition that required an immediate alteration to her day-to-day way of life. Coupled with the natural anxieties of starting junior high, her parents were very worried about how she would cope. Much to their comfort, Cardiff staff members all joined forces to ensure this student’s needs were met and she experienced the same top-quality educational experience as her peers.

“From the moment we stepped foot on the Cardiff Junior High campus, Principal Hull and his staff have gone above and beyond,” said Beth Blackwell, Cardiff JH parent. “The nurse at Cardiff, Kathy Montalbano, has also been amazing to work with.”

The Blackwells joined Katy ISD Superintendent and staff members as he presented the ABCD Club Award to the campus.

McMeans Junior High was nominated to the ABCD Club for their efforts to become a “No Place for Hate” school. The campus held three school-wide events that engaged all students in the program. Shelly England, former McMeans parent, nominated the campus earlier this year.

“The parents, PTA, teachers, counselors and principals (at McMeans JH) all worked very hard to accomplish this goal and make a difference with students,” said England.

McMeans Junior High is the only junior high and one of only three campuses in Katy to receive the “No Place for Hate” designation. The campus also started a NPFH student organization that hosts student activities throughout the school year.

To nominate a campus or department for the Superintendent’s ABCD Club, submit a letter to communications@katyisd.org, with your contact information, explaining what the campus or central department did that you feel was Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. Nominations can be submitted by parents, community members, internal customers or students.








Superintendent Frailey presented the ABCD Club award to Cardiff JH in for going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.








Superintendent Frailey presented the ABCD Club award to McMeans JH for their efforts in implementing the No Place For Hate program on campus.