Principal Brodt Welcomes Students to Katy's Newest Junior High


August 11, 2019

By Anne Lee

Joe M. Adams Junior High, located in Cross Creek Ranch, will open its doors this month with a projected enrollment of 1250 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and 102 staff members.

Katy ISD’s 16th junior high school is named for Joe M. Adams. He served 27 years on the Katy ISD school board.

“I am honored to have Joe Adams as our namesake,” says Principal Elisabeth Brodt. “It is my hope that everything we do honors his legacy. It is my goal that Mr. Adams will be an integral part in creating our traditions and establishing our culture at Adams Junior High."

Brodt shared how Adams Junior High’s mascot was picked, “Our Viking mascot was a community decision. Our school community voted and gave input on the mascot and logo. We had several great suggestions, but ultimately the Viking won the vote.”

Joe and Donna Adams

Steering the Students in the Right Direction

Brodt was named principal of Adams Junior High and boasts that the new school will offer a variety of programs that will not only focus on academics, athletics and the arts but more importantly on the social and emotional development of every student.

“Once a week, during advisory, our students will receive character education. These lessons are about 30 minutes in length and will encompass our Viking Virtues - Courage, Perseverance and Truth. Our Viking Virtues will be embedded daily into our interactions and teachings with our students. We want our Vikings to have the courage to move forward in the face of fear, the perseverance to press on against adversity and the integrity to honor the truth even when it may be hard. The junior high years are crucial in the development of character and compassion.”