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Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey spoke last Thursday to a room of more than 100 Katy community members, dignitaries and staff members, during his annual State of the District Address.  Providing a snapshot of key issues and district growth, Frailey encouraged attendees to focus on preparing the students of Katy ISD for overall good citizenship beyond graduation.  Guests also enjoyed a special performance by a Katy High School jazz combo.

During the address, Frailey shared some of the district’s major educational accomplishments from the past year, such as top scores being earned on standardized tests by Katy ISD students and Katy ISD being named a Recognized district for the fourth consecutive year.

“When we have a state of the district, it is to update the community on where we have been and the current reality of the district,” says Frailey. “However, I also like to share the big wins as they are something in which the entire community can be proud.”

This year, Frailey stressed the importance of part Katy ISD’s mission statement “to create the future,” by focusing on the purpose of the district, and the importance of coming together as one community to support all Katy ISD students.

Added Frailey, “Katy ISD has students who, when they leave the district, they become leaders; they help build and they shape the future.  That is what we as a district are here for, to keep producing our future leaders.”

Two students from the Superintendent’s Student Round Table also participated in the 2011 Address and shared stories of what Katy ISD has meant to them.

“Katy ISD has provided me with the support I need. The solid composition of workers gave me the best education I can get and that has allowed me to build my future,” says Nicole Vazquez, Morton Ranch High School senior.

Rhett Moffett, Seven Lakes High School senior added, “On behalf of all of the students, I would like to thank everyone in Katy ISD for buying into the attitude of excellence here, and for making Katy ISD the best place to be a student.”

To view a video or the slideshow presentation from the 2011 State of the District Address, click here.

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