KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
May 20, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
The Katy ISD senior class of 2021 will start to gradate tonight. Commencement ceremonies will run the next eight evenings at Katy’s Legacy Stadium. Know what to do if it rains.
Taylor High School graduates first this evening.
Katy Graduation Ceremonies Held at Legacy Stadium
Caps and gowns will replace football gear at Katy’s Legacy Stadium starting tonight when Taylor High School kicks off the first of the eight high schools to graduate.
A challenging Year
“I’m proud of all of our graduates,” says Katy ISD Board of Trustee Dawn Champagne. “This is the first step to all the future successes in their lives and their success is essential to all of our futures. Good luck to all Katy ISD high school graduates!”
These graduating seniors have experienced virtual school, a global pandemic, and don’t forget Hurricane Harvey.
“This year has been different,” says graduating Katy senior Jimmy Lucia. “I feel like a lot of students have missed out on opportunities because of COVID such as myself.”
Lucia will study Fire Science at Lone Star Community College this Fall.
Starting tonight and going through next Thursday, each Katy high school will have their turn to celebrate their senior class. Weather is a concern on the forecast, especially after many are still reliving the lightning show from the other night. In the event of inclement weather, the commencement ceremony would be rescheduled for the following morning, with an 8:00 a.m. start time at Legacy Stadium.
The Ceremony Schedule
Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 8 p.m. - Taylor High School
Friday, May 21, 2021 at 8 p.m.- Mayde Creek High School
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 8 p.m.- Cinco Ranch High School
Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 8 p.m.- Morton Ranch High School
Monday, May 24, 2021 at 8 p.m.- Seven Lakes High School
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 8 p.m.- Tompkins High School
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 8 p.m.- Paetow High School
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 8 p.m.- Katy High School
For more information regarding graduation ceremonies, visit the the graduation section of Katy ISD website. Katy ISD will lift their mask requirement starting June 1, so masks will continue to be required by all at the ceremonies.
The ceremonies will also be live-streamed via Texan Live.
Read about on this year's valedictorians and salutatorians.
Katy ISD's latest addition, Jordan High School, which opened this past fall, will not graduate their first senior class until May of 2023. Since the 2021 Bond Package passed in this month's general election, the District was approved for its proposed news schools. One will be another high school bringing the District to an even ten.
At this week’s Board of Trustee meeting, the board voted unanimously for approval to award a contract for design services for the construction of high school #10.