The football and soccer teams at one Katy charter school now have an athletic field to play games on.
Aristoi Classical Academy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 27 for its new athletic field located at its Upper Campus at 5610 Morton Road, Katy. The field was a $100,000 investment, Aristoi Development Director Natalie DeJong said.
Without a field, the school’s football and soccer teams could not host home games. Aristoi is part of a charter school league and plays schools across the Gulf Coast Region.
The first home game will be held at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9. The varsity football team plays Yellowstone College Prep.
Athletic Director Kendrick Davis said he had working to get this field for the school for five years.
“This field will bring our Aristoi community together,” said Davis, who has been with the school for eight years. “This is amazing for us.”
Marketing and Communications Coordinator Heather Arszman-Lamb echoed Davis’ sentiment.
“It’s an opportunity to change the atmosphere,” she said. “It will create a whole new sense of community.”
Construction on the field began this summer, but rain caused several delays, DeJong said.
Established in 1996, Aristoi has two existing campuses in Katy with a total enrollment of about 1,000 students, DeJong said. Students in grades kindergarten through fourth are housed at 5618 11th St., Katy, while students in grades fifth through 12th are taught at 5610 Morton Road, Katy.