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Student Parking 14-15Student Parking 14-15<div class="ExternalClass85BB6E50AF7D40E2B205E5AC73428890"><h2 style="background-color:#ffffff;">​​​Parking 2014-2015</h2><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Parking stickers will be distributed on the following dates, in the 9TH grade office hallway.  Please make sure to look at the attached handouts and have all required documentation completely filled out upon arrival.  Thanks!    </div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Monday, August 11th </div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">8:00am – 12:00pm  SENIORS ONLY</div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">1:00pm – 3:00pm  JUNIORS AND SENIORS</div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Tuesday, August 12th</div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">8:00am – 12:00pm  JUNIORS AND SENIORS</div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">1:00pm – 3:00pm  JUNIORS AND SENIORS​</div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/14-15_THS_parking_agreement.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>14-15 Parking Agreement</strong></a></div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/14-15_Senior_Reserve_Information.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>14-15 Senior Reserve Parking Information</strong></a></div><div style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/2014-2015-Parking-Prices-and-Requirements.pdf" target="_blank">14-15 Parking Prices and Requirements</a><br><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/2014-2015_Student-Parent-Guardian-Consent-to-Random-Drug-Testing.pdf">14-15 Consent to Random Drug Testing​</a></strong></div></div>
Fish Camp - Wed, Aug 20 Fish Camp - Wed, Aug 20 <div class="ExternalClass892B4AB553A64D6B9C9AC1DB65414488"><div><span style="font-size:13px;">Dear Freshman, </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13px;"><br></span></div><div>You are cordially invited to attend Fish Camp, <span style="font-size:13px;">THS’ New Student Orientation.</span></div><div><span style="font-size:13px;"><br></span></div><div>WHO: 2014-2015 Freshmen</div><div>WHERE: James E. Taylor High School</div><div>WHEN: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014</div><div>TIME: 8:30am – 12:oo p.m.</div><div><br></div><div>Agenda</div><div> 8:30am – Report to Competition Gym</div><div> (Parents w<span style="font-size:13px;">elcome to attend)</span></div><div>8:45 a.m. – Report to Homeroom for schedules & <span style="font-size:13px;">instructions</span></div><div>8:45 a.m. -- Parents Report to PAC for <span style="font-size:13px;">Informational Meeting</span></div><div>9:00 – Class Schedule Tour</div><div>11:00 -- THS orientation (PAC)</div><div>12 pm. –Dismiss</div><div>Remember: <span style="font-size:13px;">Carpool please </span></div><div><ul><li><span style="font-size:13px;">Drop-off in the back near Gyms</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:13px;">Pick-up in front of THS Main Entrance, 9th Grade Center, or in the back by the gyms. (Please arrange with your student)​</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:13px;">Bring something </span><span style="font-size:13px;">with which to write</span><span style="font-size:13px;"> </span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:13px;">Dress appropriately for school</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:13px;">Spirit wear & Food will be sold</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:13px;">Students only during tour</span><br></li></ul></div><div>Parents can attend PEP Rally & <span style="font-size:13px;">Information Meeting</span></div></div>
Katy ISD Musicians Named Outstanding Performers in UIL State CompetitionKaty ISD Musicians Named Outstanding Performers in UIL State Competition<div class="ExternalClassB0BFB985135443F4939CEA35EBCD2867"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">A total of six Katy ISD student musicians were recently named </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Outstanding Performers</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> in the 2014 </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> held in May. More than 700 Katy ISD students advanced to the prestigious state competition held at the University of Texas at Austin by earning a Superior Rating at the Regional UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest.</span></p><p>Congratulations to this year's Outstanding Performers:</p><ul><li><strong>Morgan Hollingshead</strong>, Katy High School, Girls' Voice – Director: Robert Dierdorf</li><li><strong>Helen Zhou</strong>, Seven Lakes High School, Violin – Director: Desiree Overree</li><li><strong>Jessica Mortensen</strong>, Katy High School, Alto Saxophone – Director: Terence Gorton</li><li><strong>Amber Park</strong>, Seven Lakes High School, Clarinet – Director: Damon Archer</li><li><strong>Kara Miller</strong>, Seven Lakes High School, French Horn – Director: Damon Archer</li><li><strong>Evan Toler</strong>, Taylor High School, Clarinet – Director: Christopher Bailey</li></ul><p>Additionally, the District had 131 student musicians who earned Gold medals and 244 students who earned Silver medals in the state competition. <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;">Click here</a> to learn more about the UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition.</p></div>
Seven Lakes and Taylor High School KEYS students and mentors honored Seven Lakes and Taylor High School KEYS students and mentors honored <div class="ExternalClassCDF6E2842F034D9EBF4F6D09D0932C92"><p>​On May 29 during the annual mentor breakfast, Seven Lakes High School honored 49 mentors and 56 KEYS students. Additionally, KEYS Scholarships were awarded to eight Seven Lakes graduates. </p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/SLHS_THS_Keys.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:560px;" /><em>Pictured here with their mentors: Joshua Lewandowski, John Parks, Tobias Perez, Connie Pettitt, Meghan Rudie, Jamarques Varner, Hunter Wright and Victoria Zepeda. </em></p><p>Also, KEYS Scholarships were awarded to two Taylor High School graduates during their Mentor Appreciation Breakfast on May 1. </p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/THS_Keys.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:560px;height:392px;" /><br><em>Left to right: Martha Brown, Mentor Kathy Miesner, Taylor KEYS Liaison Stephanie Gowan with Chelsea Darling, Rish Agarwal, Mentor Tom Miesner, Taylor Principal Jeff Stocks</em></p><p><br>Congratulations to all the honorees and scholarship recipients! Visit our Partners in Education, to learn more about <a href="/dept/pie/Pages/KEYSMentoring.aspx">KEYS Mentoring Program</a>. </p></div>
Spring Accomplishments at THSSpring Accomplishments at THS<div class="ExternalClass49F62353D3984BCBBF52CC0F4FE33DE0"><p>​Watch this video on the Spring Accomplishments at Taylor High School.</p><p><a href="">​</a>​ <br></p></div>
THS Athletic Trainer Daniel Young selected as 2014 All-Star Athletic TrainerTHS Athletic Trainer Daniel Young selected as 2014 All-Star Athletic Trainer<div class="ExternalClass330C730F37ED4730BD5D287E72E4C431"><p>​Taylor High School’s athletic trainer Daniel Young has been selected to serve as an All-Star Trainer at the Texas Girls Coaches Association 2014 Summer Games.</p><p>Young will join five other athletic trainers from across Texas in taking care of the medical coverage for the athletes that have been selected to compete in the Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball All-Star games in Arlington, TX from June 9 – 11. </p><p>Young was nominated by peers for having outstanding qualities in athletic training. </p></div>
Katy ISD Honored Fallen Soldiers with Activities District-wideKaty ISD Honored Fallen Soldiers with Activities District-wide<div class="ExternalClass4AB495C127A14C14ABC050C6BCA1E9C6"><p>​On Monday, all throughout Katy ISD, campuses hosted a variety of activities to celebrate Memorial Day and honor fallen soldiers in partnership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9182 and parents and staff who currently or formerly served in the military.<br> <br>The celebrations began shortly before 8 a.m. at the <a href="" target="_blank">Katy ISD Education Support Complex </a>with a 21 gun salute by the Katy ISD Police Department and the national anthem sung by WoodCreek Jr. High Choir Director Christin Abbott. <br> <br>Later in the morning, students and staff from Mayde Creek elementary, junior high and high school were joined by local veterans, community members and Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey as they paid tribute to fallen soldiers during a <a href="" target="_blank">special ceremony </a>featuring the Mayde Creek junior high band, members of the Student Council and National Junior Honor Society, and the Mayde Creek high school ROTC students. <br> <br>Additionally, local veterans led the pledge of allegiance at many campuses and visited history and social studies classrooms throughout the day to share their experiences serving the country. Click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> to see pictures of the different Memorial Day campus activities that took place across Katy ISD.</p></div>
Katy ISD to Operate on Summer Hours Beginning June 9Katy ISD to Operate on Summer Hours Beginning June 9<div class="ExternalClass394EB2ACEB1F46ABA096E4532CE6F80D"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">A</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">ll Katy ISD campuses and central offices will operate from</span><span style="line-height:1.5;"><strong> 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday</strong> beginning Monday, June 9 and ending on Thursday, August 7, 2014.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;"> Katy ISD will not provide office coverage on Fridays during summer hours.​</span></p><p>Regular work hours will be observed the week of June 30 – July 3, with Friday, July 4 being a holiday. The first day of school is Monday, August 25, 2014.</p></div>
Crime Stoppers of Houston Reminds Students to Stay Safe this Graduation Season Crime Stoppers of Houston Reminds Students to Stay Safe this Graduation Season <div class="ExternalClassA95EC6BFBC2A43AC844A5E43C818F4A3"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">The Crime Stoppers of Houston and Katy ISD want to remind students and parents to stay safe from accidental injury and crime this graduation season.</span></p><p>Safety tips for students on staying safe this graduation season include:</p><ul><li>Share graduation and post-graduation plans with parents.</li><li>Make sure cell phones are fully charged.</li><li>Wear a seatbelt – even in the back seat.</li><li>Stay with a group of friends and watch out for one another.</li><li>Don't drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.</li><li>Don't get in a vehicle with a driver that is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.</li><li>Report any illegal drug or alcohol use as well as unsafe behaviors such as threats, assaults and weapons.<br></li></ul><p>Safety tips for parents on keeping their students safe include:</p><ul><li>Discuss student's plan for graduation and post-graduation.</li><li>Know who students will be with and talk to their parents to coordinate plans.</li><li>Make sure cell phones are fully charged.</li><li>Provide students with alternate adults to call in case they feel unsafe.</li><li>Wait up for students to make sure they return safely.</li><li>Talk with students about drugs and alcohol and set expectations.</li><li>Report any illegal drug or alcohol use as well as unsafe behaviors such as threats, assaults and weapons.<br></li></ul><p>Crime Stoppers of Houston is Houston's leading public safety non-profit organization dedicated to keeping residents safe where they live, learn, work and play. For more safety information, visit the <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;">Crime Stoppers of Houston website</a>.</p></div>
Taylor HS Student Council Wins Secretary Officer PositionTaylor HS Student Council Wins Secretary Officer Position<div class="ExternalClass55F955AF00E747988F71275B2BEF403F"><p><img alt="THS Secretary.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/THS%20Secretary.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:190px;float:right;vertical-align:auto;" />​<span style="line-height:1.5;">The <strong>Taylor High School Student Council</strong> recently won the position of <strong>Secretary Officer School</strong> for the Houston Area District 13 Student Councils. Haille David is this year's Taylor High School representative.</span></p><p>Last year, Taylor was the first Katy ISD school to be a student council officer school with Emery Steinweg in the Nova Delegate officer position. Steinweg also received a $500 Student Council Senior scholarship for her participation.</p></div>

James E. Taylor High School

20700 Kingsland Blvd.

Katy, Texas 77450

Principal: Jeff Stocks

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