For the young students at Elyson’s Magnolia Preparatory Academy, rainy days mean playing outside with mud pies, sliding down the hill, splashing in puddles and even learning about worms. See how this unique nature-focused school turns wet weather into opportunities for building skills and teaching real world lessons.
A little more dirt and a lot less screen time will be priorities at Magnolia Preparatory Academy, opening in Elyson in 2021 and now enrolling. Academic readiness will also be a focus of this new school, owned by former teacher Jennifer Radulovic and her husband, Petar.
“Building Our Foundation” is the theme for the first year of programs from the PTA at McElwain Elementary, Elyson’s first onsite Katy ISD school. Programs will focus on six initiatives, including Inclusion, Acceptance and School Spirit; STEAM and others.
With members from as close as Katy and as far away as Ghana, the inaugural PTA board for McElwain Elementary School is as diverse as Elyson itself. Meet the first-year PTA board members for Elyson’s first Katy ISD school.
As district architect/planner for Katy ISD, Peter McElwain oversaw the design and construction of more than 40 schools and other facilities in his 19-year career. Elyson’s Peter H. McElwain Elementary School, opening in August, holds a special place in his heart.
Euberta Lucas, principal of Peter McElwain Elementary, envisions a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for Elyson’s first Katy ISD school, along with core values that stress academics, achievement and the whole child.
Students at Elyson thrive in our highly regarded Katy ISD schools. For an added boost, our builders offer many student-friendly features, from launch rooms to help everyone get out the door in the morning, to homework centers for afterschool ambitions.
Bethke Elementary School, one of the highly regarded Katy ISD schools serving Elyson, has earned an overall A rating from Niche, a respected school review website. Opened in 2017, Bethke has gained recognition for innovative programs including Bison Time and its Learning Garden.
Katy ISD is the only one of the 10 largest school districts in Texas to receive an A rating from the Texas Education Agency. It is also ranked as the No. 1 Best School District in the Houston Area by Niche.
For parents who’ve ever wondered exactly where their child’s school bus is at, there’s now an app for that – at least for parents of students in the highly regarded Katy Independent School District serving Elyson. Our blog has info on how to download and use this free app.
Elyson’s third annual Back to Cool event is set for Saturday, August 17. It’s free, and everyone is invited to come out and enjoy waterslides, paddleboats, food trucks and more as we welcome a new year in our highly regarded Katy ISD schools.
Sometimes we get the feeling we’d like a change of scenery, but how do you know when it’s really time to move? Here are 8 signs to think about, from feeling like you need more (or less) space, to wanting better schools for the kids.
One of Katy ISD's best-kept secrets is the Miller Career & Technology Center, which offers specialized career and technology programs for students. It's also a place where you can dine, get your car serviced, enjoy a salon experience, and pamper your pet.
Houston Community College is building a 24-acre campus near the Katy Freeway and Grand Parkway. HCC’s campus is located near the University of Houston’s Katy campus, opening this fall. Between both, students will be able to pursue four-year undergraduate and post-graduate study near Elyson.
Katy ISD is highly regarded for its K-12 education, and rightfully so. Did you know that Katy ISD also offers lifelong learning opportunities for adults, with classes on everything from cake decorating and dancing, to stock market fundamentals and foreign languages?
A growing number of young couples are choosing Elyson for its highly regarded Katy ISD schools, even before they have kids. See the benefits of settling into a strong school district, whether you’ve yet to have kids, or your kids are already out of school.
All three of the Katy ISD schools serving Elyson students in grades K-12 have been recognized as “2018 Schools Transforming Learning” by the Principals’ Institute. Watch a video the students created themselves to win this honor.
One of three highly regarded Katy ISD schools serving Elyson, Stockdick Junior High is one of only 31 elite Texas schools named a “2018 Schools Transforming Learning” campus by the Principals’ Institute.
Elyson is proud to be zoned to Katy ISD’s Paetow High School, which earned 3 distinctions in the latest TEA accountability ratings. Katy ISD was also a standout, as one of only 4 Houston area school districts receiving an A rating.
Since moving to a new home in Elyson, the Brown family has cut their energy bills in half and enjoyed many events and amenities their old neighborhood lacked. But Elyson’s highly regarded Katy ISD schools were the main reason for this family’s move.
Looking over our Top 6 blogs from the first half of 2018, it’s easy to see that our readers love news about home design trends and the highly regarded public schools serving Elyson. In case you missed any of these blogs, we’ve rounded them up for you.
Most real estate experts and homeowners would agree that schools have an effect on property values, but exactly how much value is added by highly rated public schools? Our infographic summarizes research findings from several respected organizations.
One of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Houston offers many housing choices for the newcomers who flock here. Our infographic has 5 tips for finding the community that fits your life best.
Named Katy ISD’s Secondary Principal of the Year of 2017-18, Paetow High School’s Mindy Dickerson cultivates “an atmosphere of openness, academic success and kindness” in the school’s student body, says this glowing profile in Katy Magazine.
In another glowing report on the high quality of education offered by the Katy Independent School District, Katy ISD took all of the top 15 spots in Niche’s 2018 list of the Best Public Elementary Schoolsin the Houston Area.
Elyson turns one year old in this fall, and for such a young community, we’ve achieved quite a lot. Just as exciting, our second year is off to an active start, with new amenities and homebuilders on the way.
A “learning green” the size of eight football fields is one of many unique features that students and parents will discover when the Katy Independent School District’s new Paetow High School opens in August.
Katy ISD’s Christina Dismuke, the 2016 Elementary Teacher of the Year for a region covering 50 Texas school districts, recalls a “wonderful” experience during her first year at Bethke Elementary, which opened in 2016 to serve Elyson and other communities.
Starting in August, all K-12 students living in Elyson will attend new Katy ISD schools, all located in a state-of-the-art tri-campus at Clay and Peek roads, approximately two miles from the community.