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Taylor High student wins award for his puppet creation Andres Cosme, a junior at Katy ISD's Taylor High School and member of the Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) has been recognized by the Texas Nonprofit Theatres Conference with a state award for 'Scenic Elements' for a puppet he designed in last year's KVPAC production of the children's musical, 'Dear Edwina.' Cosnes is pictured performing in the children's musical along with his puppet.

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Fielder Elementary had lots of famous historical people drop by for a visit during its annual 'Living Museum' event in which second-graders portrayed famous historical figures like Barak Obama, George Washington, Amelia Earhart and so many more. Students worked hard to research, write and present a short biography while dressed to resemble their historical person of choice. The school's two-wayimmersion students wowed their families and friends as they presented their biographies in both English and Spanish!

Superintendent Frailey, Katy ISD trustees to dedicate Shaw Center Monday, April 27, will be a historic day for Katy ISD when it officially dedicates the Robert R. Shaw Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics with the district's first-ever interactive facility dedication. After the 4 p.m. ceremony, an open house and student demonstrations will showcase this spring's projects and activities at the Shaw Center. Visitors are encouraged to bring their cell phones or tablets to get the most of the interactive experience. The facility is named after

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the late Robert R. Shaw, who served on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2012. The school board selected Shaw as the namesake because of his long-time dedication to Katy ISD, coupled with his lifelong interest in science and career in engineering. Steve Adams, a former classroom teacher, instructional technology facilitator and curriculum specialist in Katy ISD, is the facility coordinator for the Center. Mariam Manuel, who was an instructional coach at Cinco Ranch High School and

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Firefly is a one-year-old Domestic Shorthair Mix. He really enjoys attention and petting. He will even put his front paws around your neck, like a tiny hug! To learn how to adopt Firefly, go to www.HoustonSPCA.org, and be sure to visit him at the Houston SPCA today! Through April 15th, Firefly is available to adopt for just $15!

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Morton Ranch High School and taught physics at Cinco Ranch High School, is the instructional specialist. They will coordinate all of the Center's activities, including STEAM-related curricular activities during the school day, support for robotics teams, science and engineering fairs, STEAM nights for families, STEAM summer camps and other special projects. The Shaw Center is located at 1730 Katyland Drive, next door to the Miller Career and Technology Center.

Sound, released the LiNX hearing aid. This manufacturer made big news when they teamed up with Apple Inc. in order to make the device iPhone, iPad, and Tablet friendly. They also launched their user friendly “ReSound Smart” app, which makes hearing aid settings accessible via the iPhone touch screen. The 2015 ReSound line not only has improved the feedback control and background noise, but they have now also come out with an app for the Android phone series that will eventually feature the same settings as the iPhone app, Resound Smart. This app will allow Android users the same incredible setting and adjustment options, Bluetooth listening, stereo and movie audio, and navigation access that iPhone users have been raving about for a year. These two major releases of technology will drop in March of 2015. While many people will flock to the new devices, others will wait to see what is next. But there is no doubt that hearing aid technology is forever changing to accommodate users and improve their quality of life.

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