KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
Katy ISD is now accepting nominations for the naming of Junior High #16. Junior High #16 is a current prototype junior high school designed for 1,400 students and is located in LUZ 73C in the Cross Creek Ranch community.
Junior High #16 prototype courtesy of Katy ISD
Naming the New Junior High
Katy Independent School District is now accepting nominations for the naming of Junior High #16 which is located in the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision in Fulshear, TX. Growth in the southwest quadrant of the District continues on an annual basis. This junior high will provide relief to existing campuses that currently house students in surrounding attendance boundaries.
Individuals interested in submitting a name can review the Katy ISD Board Policy CW (Local) for specific facility naming guidelines and submit a completed “Junior High #16 Naming Form,” found on the Katy ISD website.
It is recommended that nominations be made with a written statement containing, biographical data, significant contributions; and, statement of why a school or facility should be named after the person.
Other supplemental materials, such as in-depth biographies, news clippings, photos, letters of recommendation and/or other printed resources that would assist the board in making a decision should be sent via the Katy ISD Internal & Community Relations Department.
How to Submit Nominations
By mail to: Katy ISD School/Facility NamingDepartment of Internal & Community RelationsP.O. Box 159Katy, TX 77492-0159
Or personal delivery to: Education Support Complex (ESC)Department of Internal & Community Relations6301 S. Stadium LaneKaty, TX 77494
The deadline for submitting nominations is January, 8, 2019.
Breaking Ground on the New Junior High As community development continues around the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision, May 2 marked the groundbreaking ceremony of Junior High #16 and High School #9 took place. Both schools will alleviate the thriving southwest quadrant of the district and provide relief to existing campuses that currently house students in the surrounding boundaries.
"Within the walls of these schools, future leaders will be taught, memories will be made and educational opportunities will prepare and inspire," said Superintendent Lance Hindt. "The construction of these campuses will be a new opportunity for this neighborhood and our community at large, to invest in our students as they create their future," added Hindt.
The buildings will be constructed as part of the 2017 voter-approved bond program. These educational facilities will not only be state-of-the-art buildings with collaborative spacing and leading edge technology, but they will be equipped with quality educators which make Katy ISD one of the best schools in the country. The construction of both facilities is another example of Katy ISD's promise to the community to provide unparalleled learning experiences to all students.
Past Names Chosen for Katy ISD Schools
The Board chooses School Namesakes on the basis of the person in consideration has made or is making significant contributions to public education and has a significant connection to the District as a student, an alumnus, a staff member, an administrator, a donor, or a supporter.