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James E. Taylor High School



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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>
Color for a CauseColor for a Cause<div class="ExternalClassC1FEA588D67F4323896E81DAE22F3B67"><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>​NHS</strong> and <strong><a href="/campus/THS/Pages/FBLA.aspx">FBLA</a></strong> are combining forces for the Color for a Cause 5K run which will benefit <strong><a href="" target="_blank">The Arc of Katy</a></strong> on March 21. Sign up forms are in rooms 1110 and 2260 or email NHS sponsor <strong><a href="/campus/THS/Pages/contact.aspx?ename=ChristinaLChan&dname=Christina%20Lau%20Chan" target="_blank">Christina Chan</a></strong>.</p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Watch the video promo. - <strong><a href="" target="_blank">​</a></strong></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>
Taylor Cheerleading TryoutsTaylor Cheerleading Tryouts<div class="ExternalClassD14091AC46C44183A175F7569D857753"><p>​<strong>Teams:</strong> JV and Varsity, each consisting of up to sixteen members. You must be a freshmen, sophomore or junior to be on the JV team, and a junior or senior to be on the Varsity team. You can be a sophomore, junior or senior to be a Mascot.</p><div><br></div><p><strong>Tryouts:</strong> are held in March to select the next year’s team. There will be a mandatory parent meeting Thursday, March 5th at 6:00pm in the THS 9th grade commons to receive important information and paperwork.</p><p><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Taylor-Cheerleading-INFO-2015-2016.pdf">Taylor-Cheerleading-INFO-2015-2016.pdf</a>​<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>
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS <div class="ExternalClassB5C59B63C1EC4D93A3CD0E429BAA5A19"><p></p><div>Why Pay More for College Than You Have To?     </div><div><br></div><div>Paying for college should not be allowed to break your bank as there are dollars and options available if you know where to look. This workshop will equip you with actionable knowledge you can effectively use to lower your out of pocket expenses.</div><div><br></div><div>Ross has been conducting these workshops for KISD since 1992.</div><div><br></div><div>For more Information contact Ross Raymond at 832-877-7557 or</div><div><br></div><div>Teacher Ross Raymond    Time 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.   </div><div><br></div><div>Tuition FREE - No registration required</div><div><br></div><div>Choose one of the following dates offered at two locations:</div><div>(Go to & click on Calendar for updated info,</div><div>as room is subject to change based on availability.)</div><div><br></div><div>Site: Taylor High School</div><div><ul><li><span style="font-size:13px;">There are two college funding meetings to be held at THS this semester.*​</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:13px;">The first is NEXT week on Feb 19th (Thursday) the second one month later on the 19th of March also a Thursday.</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:13px;"> They will be in the ninth grade commons beginning at 7 p.m.</span><br></li></ul></div></div>
AP Registration InformationAP Registration Information<div class="ExternalClassB116EF703E434D2E97A24C065C777402"><p>​The Taylor High School AP Exam Registrations run from February 16 - March 1. Click on the following link for all the information you will need. </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><div class="ExternalClassB116EF703E434D2E97A24C065C777402"><strong><br></strong></div><div class="ExternalClassB116EF703E434D2E97A24C065C777402"><strong><a href="">Sign up link</a></strong></div>
Sophomore and Junior Parent Meetings to Prepare for Next Year.Sophomore and Junior Parent Meetings to Prepare for Next Year.<div class="ExternalClassEECF24C7E10E4EF5B0A8BCC27F21FB41"><p>Taylor High School has decided to better prepare our students by moving the former Junior and Senior Parent meetings to a semester prior to their prospective years.<span style="line-height:1.5;"> </span></p><p>RISING JUNIORS PARENT AND STUDENT MEETING<strong> (Current Sophomores) </strong>April 27<sup>th</sup> at 6:30 in the THS Performing Arts Center</p><p>Important information regarding college preparation and graduation plans; PSAT, ACT, SAT tests and Advanced Placement tests.<span style="line-height:1.5;"> </span></p><p>RISING SENIORS PARENT AND STUDENT MEETING<strong> (Current Juniors)</strong> on April 20<sup>th</sup> at 6:30 in the THS Performing Arts Centers</p><p>College applications and readiness; FAFSA and Financial Aid Information; graduation plans; all post-secondary decisions; and how to request a transcript.</p></div>
JUNIORS interested in taking DUAL CREDIT CLASSES in the Summer or in the FALLJUNIORS interested in taking DUAL CREDIT CLASSES in the Summer or in the FALL<div class="ExternalClass29BB82C24C8D4382806F1E796B10F414"><p>​JUNIORS interested in taking DUAL CREDIT CLASSES in the Summer or in the FALL, must complete the paperwork by April 1, 2015. The Dual Credit Applications, instructions and the presentation from the Feb 9<sup>th</sup> Parent Meeting are located here…</p><p><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/15-16-HCC-Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">15-16-HCC-Presentation.pdf</a> </p><p><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/15-16%20HCC-SUMMER-REGISTRATION.pdf" target="_blank">15-16 HCC-SUMMER-REGISTRATION.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/15-16-HCC-FALL-REGISTRATION.pdf" target="_blank">15-16-HCC-FALL-REGISTRATION.pdf</a>​<br></p></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>
THS 9th Grade Parent Endorsement Meeting Spring 2015THS 9th Grade Parent Endorsement Meeting Spring 2015<div class="ExternalClassC346659951074482AB7DB505090D1126"><p>​The PowerPoint from the THS 9th Grade Parent Endorsement Meeting is available here converted to a video for the web. If you need to stop on a slide, just pause the video. There is no sound with this presentation.</p><p>Video - <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>​</strong></a><br></p></div>
A Message from the PrincipalA Message from the Principal<div class="ExternalClass7D9EA9E4E3844EDB80E11C5617C812AE"><p>​This is Mr. Stocks message from December.</p><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Stocks-Message-Dec-2014.pdf"><p><strong><em>Read Full Letter</em></strong></p></a></div>
​​Get the THS Phone App​​Get the THS Phone App<div class="ExternalClass66E91420877F4EABB886753E850DB568"><table><tbody><tr><td><h2>​​Get the THS Phone App</h2><p>Receive <em>Push Notifications</em> of upcoming events, news and headlines.<br>Available in Apple and Android App Stores for FREE <br>- Search <em><strong>Taylor High School <br></strong>(not available for iPads or tablets)</em></p><p><em>Update: 12/01/14 - 2186 subscribers</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table>​<p><a href="" target="_blank"><font color="#c40000">THS Webmaster</font></a></p></div>
How to get ENews updates from Taylor HSHow to get ENews updates from Taylor HS<div class="ExternalClass42C10834812E45B5BDA868252DB7015F"><table class="ms-formtable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" style="color:#222222;margin-top:8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td nowrap="true" valign="top" width="113px" class="ms-formlabel"></td><td valign="top" class="ms-formbody" width="350px"><div><div><div class="ExternalClassF90B4541075E400EA4A11C447044CA39"><p>​The new Parentlink messaging system allows community members to subscribe to campus enews messages, as well as District-level messages such as the KatyISD Update and Board Meeting Notices. The link (<a href="/dept/communications/Pages/subscribe.aspx"></a>) to subscribe to these messages is available on the home page in the box titled "Katy ISD Update." This link also includes a box next to each campus, which allows community members to subscribe to individual campus enews.​</p></div></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><p>​</p></div>


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James E. Taylor High School

20700 Kingsland Blvd.

Katy, Texas 77450

Principal: Jeff Stocks

Ph: 281.237.3100    Fax: 281.644.1760

School Hours: 7:25 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

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