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National Merit® $2500 Scholarship Winners AnnouncedNational Merit® $2500 Scholarship Winners Announced<div class="ExternalClass944064570EB240C19262A6F1E2916E10"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the 2015 winners of the prestigious $2500 National Merit Scholarship. Five Katy ISD students were named among only 2,500 designees across the nation.​</span></p><p>Katy ISD's National Merit Scholarship winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Deeksha Bidare</strong>, Seven Lakes High School; probable career field: medicine</li><li><strong>Laura Hu</strong>, Seven Lakes High School; probable career field: economics</li><li><strong>Seo Yun Jang</strong>, Cinco Ranch High School; probable career field: chemical engineering</li><li><strong>Jiwoo Lee</strong>, Cinco Ranch High School; probable career field: engineering</li><li><strong>Leah Stevenson</strong>, Taylor High School; probable career field: chemistry</li></ul><p>These scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studies and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.</p><p>To date this academic year, Katy ISD has a total of 13 seniors receiving scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation – six Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners, two National Achievement Scholarship winners, and the five students announced today. College-sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners are expected to be announced in late May. For more information, visit <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;"></a>.</p></div>
Corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship Winners AnnouncedCorporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship Winners Announced<div class="ExternalClassDEC8CA767DF04B598F426367CEBF759A"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">A total of six Katy ISD students were recently selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as 2015 </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">® award winners. These students were selected among only 1,000 distinguished high school seniors across the country for scholarships financed by approximately 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations.</span></p><p>The following six Katy ISD students have won 2015 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarships:</p><ul><li><p><strong>Sumeet Agarwal</strong>, Cinco Ranch High School, is the recipient of the National Merit BP Foundation, Inc. Scholarship. Agarwal's probable career field is engineering.</p></li><li><p><strong>R</strong><strong>ohan Chakraborty</strong>, Seven Lakes High School, is the recipient of the National Merit BP Foundation, Inc. Scholarship. Chakraborty's probable career field is chemical engineering.</p></li><li><p><strong>Jeremiah Coholich</strong>, Taylor High School, is the recipient of the National Merit Chevron Scholarship. Coholich's probable career field is mechanical engineering. </p></li><li><p><strong>John Dial</strong>, Cinco Ranch High School, is the recipient of the National Merit Sogeti USA Scholarship. Dial's probable career field is chemical engineering.</p></li><li><p><strong>Kevin Xu</strong>, Taylor High School, is the recipient of the National Merit BP Foundation, Inc. Scholarship. Xu's probable career field is chemical engineering.</p></li><li><p><strong>Emily Zhang</strong>, Taylor High School, is the recipient of the National Merit Akzonobel Scholarship. Zhang's probable career field is medicine.</p></li></ul><p>These scholars were selected from students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National</p><p>Merit Scholarship competition and met the criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for Finalists who are children of their employees, residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.</p><p><a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;">Click here</a> for more information about the corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships.</p></div>
Katy Summer Academic Term (Summer School)Katy Summer Academic Term (Summer School)<div class="ExternalClassF100E0D83F5D4A488DC015C403D1FB02"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Campus Registration will begin Tuesday, 4/7/2015</span></p><p>REGISTRATION PACKETS AVAILABLE STARTING 4/7/2015</p><p>High School will be held at Tompkins HS</p><p>Semester 1 – June 16-June 29</p><p>Semester 2 – June 30-July 16</p><p> </p><p>For questions please click <strong><a href="/dept/campusadmin/Pages/Summer-Term.aspx">HERE​</a></strong>.</p></div>
Fish Camp 2015Fish Camp 2015<div class="ExternalClass2936FB153E8A4449A99544C53A7BB435"><p>​Fish Camp 2015 for incoming Freshmen next fall, the class of 2019, will be held: </p><p> -Wednesday, August 19<sup>th<br></sup><span style="line-height:1.5;"> -Begins promptly at 8:30am<br></span><span style="line-height:1.5;"> -A postcard with more details will be mailed home this summer.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p></div>
2013-14 Federal Report Card2013-14 Federal Report Card<div class="ExternalClassA643F53423E7498E9787A0E41017EA7A"><p>​Katy ISD is sharing information about the State, district and your child's campus as part of our obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). An information letter, along with a copy of the 2013-14 Federal Report Cards for the State, district and your campus are available for your review in the front office of your school, or online at <a href="" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p></div>
Taylor High School Students Win Two National Debate TournamentsTaylor High School Students Win Two National Debate Tournaments<div class="ExternalClassEBFD447FE4B84ECF8AE4B1A3E6949CAD"><p><img alt="DSC_0680 small.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/DSC_0680%20small.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:294px;float:right;" />Taylor High School Policy Debate students <strong>Zaki Alattar</strong> and <strong>Albert Li</strong> recently became the <strong>2015 California Round Robin Champions</strong>, as well as the <strong>2015 California Invitational Champions</strong> at UC Berkeley.</p><p>After sweeping the UIL District Policy Debate Tournament this month, Alattar and Li beat 13 of the nation's top-ranked debate teams at the California Round Robin Tournament held at the College Preparatory School. The California Round Robin is unique from traditional tournaments in that the school invites experts on the year's resolution to judge the final round. Teams must also be ranked in the top 25 debate teams in the nation to be invited to this event.</p><p>Alattar and Li also attended the <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;">California Invitational</a> at UC Berkeley and beat out 188 teams from across the country to become the 2015 California Invitational Champions.</p></div>
Follow Taylor High School on TwitterFollow Taylor High School on Twitter<div class="ExternalClass03C2716D1BE14BFF97259F2C634C5C80"><p>​<span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;line-height:21px;background-color:#ffffff;">​Follow Mr. Stocks and Taylor High School on Twitter </span><strong style="font-size:14px;line-height:21px;color:#0033cc;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="">@THS_Mustangs​</a></strong><span style="color:#222222;font-size:14px;line-height:21px;background-color:#ffffff;"> for news, comments, encouragement, reminders, and much more!</span>​</p></div>
Teacher of th​e Year 2014-2015Teacher of th​e Year 2014-2015<div class="ExternalClassF449987136FC453FBFF2DF3BD6987D50"><p>​Congratulations to <strong>Rick Filson</strong>, the Taylor High School 2014-15 Teacher of th​e Year!​​​​​​​​</p><p>Click <strong><a href="/campus/THS/Pages/TOTY.aspx">here</a></strong> to see photos.</p><p><br></p></div>
National Merit Finalists National Merit Finalists <div class="ExternalClassBAA1686D5E5E4B58A210811E535F7594"><p>​Click file below <span style="font-size:14px;line-height:21px;">to see a picture and list of the finalists.</span>​</p><p><a href="/campus/THS/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/NATIONAL-MERIT-FINALISTS-2014-2015.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />NATIONAL-MERIT-FINALISTS-2014-2015.pdf</a> </p></div>
AP Exam DatesAP Exam Dates<div class="ExternalClassB116EF703E434D2E97A24C065C777402"><p>​Click the following link for the AP exam dates and other information.</p><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/2015-AP-Student-Letter.pdf" target="_blank">Taylor High School AP Exams</a> <a href="/campus/THS/Documents/2015-AP-Student-Letter.pdf">Info​</a></strong></div>
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Available for Katy ISD StudentsAdvanced Placement (AP) Exams Available for Katy ISD Students<div class="ExternalClassA5D1EA894F68486E8BE1B99119E77574"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">High school students in Katy ISD may register for Advanced Placement exams at their home campus </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">February 16-March 1, 2015</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">.  Late registrations will be accepted through March 4, 2015 with a late fee of $5/exam. Each high school will announce the details of the registration process at the home campus.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p><p>All students who are enrolled in AP courses in Katy ISD are strongly encouraged to participate in AP exams.  An Advanced Placement (AP) exam score of 3 or better is counted as an advanced measure for Distinguished Achievement graduation recognition (DAP) and can be recognized for a distinction. However, students are not required to take the exam, and the exam has no bearing on the high school course grade.</p><p>Fee waivers are available for students on free or reduced lunch. Home-schooled students may register in person at the high school campus in their attendance zone during the registration window. </p><p>A partial refund of $30 per exam is available for seniors who have been admitted to a college and who have documentation that the college will not accept AP exam scores for credit.  Refunds must be requested <span style="text-decoration:underline;">in writing</span> to the home school counseling office by May 1, 2015 with documentation from the college or university's AP exam policy.</p><p>Students in special economic circumstances (on free and reduced lunch) must identify that need during exam registration.  All requests for additional fee waivers must be made <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><em>during the registration period (February 16-March 4, 2015)</em></strong></span> to ensure that proper arrangements are made for the student. AP Coordinators will confirm eligibility for any fee waivers. Students in need of testing accommodations must adhere to the College Board timeline for these requests. Contact the AP Coordinator with any questions.</p><p>AP exams are scheduled for the weeks of May 4-8 and May 11-15.  To determine the exact date of a particular exam, visit <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;"></a>. </p><p>Scores of 3, 4 or 5 on AP exams are generally accepted for college credit; however each college or university has its own policy on awarding college credit or advanced standing.  Students are responsible for checking the policy at the university or college they plan to attend by contacting the university or by visiting the College Board's website at <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;"></a>.</p><p>Contact the AP Coordinator at the home campus for more information about the AP program and AP exam registration.</p></div>
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