Wildcatter Saloon Steps Up to Host Katy HS Senior Prom


May 21, 2020

By Jennifer Miko

Yesterday, Katy ISD announced that this year’s high school proms were cancelled. The shockwaves rippled through social media as parents of seniors shared their disappointment. On The Katy Train Facebook page, Katy High School parents quickly took action and found a location to hold a prom for their graduates.

UPDATE: Taylor High School and Tompkins High School will also have their senior parties at Wildcatter Saloon. These parties are not affiliated with Katy ISD or the respective schools; each event is organized by students' families.

In response to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, Katy ISD initially rescheduled this year's proms. They made efforts to save the 2020 senior celebrations by relocating all of the high school proms to the Merrell Center. The dates were postponed, yet always contingent on directives from Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency.

Yesterday, the District posted this update to their website:


This past Monday the Governor and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) issued updated guidelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. Based on those guidelines, large indoor assemblies and gatherings will not be permissible during the month of June. Thus, we regret to inform that all senior proms have been canceled.  

Katy High School Parents Respond

“Our students were supposed to graduate yesterday but they couldn’t, and the same day they found out prom was cancelled,” says Cecilia Majewski-Crutcher, mom of a Katy High School (KHS) senior.

Majewski-Crutcher remembered how earlier this month a local business offered their facilities to hold high school proms. Last night, she and another KHS mom visited the Wildcatter Saloon in Katy to follow up on their offer. After working through details, they reserved the venue for the KHS “Tiger Prom.”

On Tuesday, June 9, from 8 p.m. to midnight, KHS seniors will finally have their prom. The bars on site at Wildcatter Saloon will be closed that night, and all attendees will need to submit a parent-signed waiver to partici