CFISD Dedicates 56th Elementary School, Hoover Elementary School
Katy, TX – The seats in Hoover Elementary School’s new auditorium filled quickly as the community gathered to celebrate the dedication of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD’s newest elementary school. More than 100 people attended the dedication ceremony, comprised of community leaders, school board members, students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Superintendent, Dr. Henry welcomed those in attendance and spoke about the impact of the facility on the district, staff, student body, and to the community as a whole.
There are countless people that played an impactful role in making this new school happen.” stated Tim Kunz, VLK Principal. “I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work with an amazing planning team. CFISD’s state-of-the art campus will assist students’ educational goals for countless decades.”
VLK and CFISD worked together to design a school to help meet the demands of an increasing enrollment while providing innovative opportunities for students. The new elementary school in Katy, Texas, opened for the first day of school on September 11, 2017. The district’s 56th elementary campus serves pre-kindergarten – second grade students as they start their scholastic careers. Designed to accommodate 1,092 students, the single-story 112,000 sf facility has twelve classrooms at each grade level and four flex/collaboration areas. To improve efficiency, classrooms pods include flex spaces equipped with unique teaching tools which extend the learning environment into the corridors. The design incorporates Texas Collaborative for High Performance Schools (TX-CHPS) initiatives, which will be monitored through an educational dashboard. All these features help students as they reach their highest learning potential.
Since 1974, an integral part of the district’s leadership is the school’s namesake, former CFISD assistant superintendent for elementary administration, Janet Hoover. Mrs. Hoover has made a significant impact in the 36 years she worked for the district and continues to support district leaders by serving as a principal coach. Her heart for students that started her career in education can be seen today as she walks the halls of Hoover Elementary. Principal, Michelle Rice stated, “During construction, Mrs. Hoover and I were amazed by the beautiful facility as it progressed. Seeing the natural light, child-friendly, innovative, collaborative learning areas, teacher planning spaces, and the attention to detail all over the campus, we were both humbled to be a part of something so impactful in education.”