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James E. Taylor High School

 

 

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THS Varsity Volleyball Makes the Playoffs!THS Varsity Volleyball Makes the Playoffs!<div class="ExternalClass3F1F9B6EEA9D41B7AB321DAE59388F66"><p>It is so hard to believe, but the regular season for our volleyball teams concluded last night.  And with the varsity team's win, we qualified for a spot in the playoffs!!  Our first round match information is as follows:</p><p>Opponent:  Bellaire HS</p><p>Date:  Tuesday, November 4<sup>th</sup>  </p><p>Time:  5:00 PM</p><p>Location:  Butler Fieldhouse, Houston ISD, 13755 South Main</p><p>We would love to have a big crowd for that match, so please come out and join us if you can!</p><p>​Brooke Plemons<br><span style="line-height:1.5;">Assistant Athletic Coordinator</span></p></div>
Yearbook and Senior Ad Info Yearbook and Senior Ad Info <div class="ExternalClassAA304302DAD14EF4B990BA49537FDFC9"><p>​For information about this year's yearbook and buying ads for your seniors, go the page for the Mane Event - <a href="http://taylormaneevent.com/" target="_blank"><strong>http://taylormaneevent.com</strong></a></p></div>
Taylor High School Kicks Off K4K Project to Help Families Around the WorldTaylor High School Kicks Off K4K Project to Help Families Around the World<div class="ExternalClassBEA6A7706722484897433414E274CDBF"><p style="text-align:left;"><img alt="THS K4K.JPG" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/THS%20K4K.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:285px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /><span style="line-height:1.5;">Taylor High School National Honor Society students launched the Katy for Kids (K4K) project to help pack hundreds of medical kits to be used by families around the world. </span></p><p>These students have engaged nearly 7,000 Katy ISD students to help with their goal of packing more than 650 kits, which will be used for <a href="http://projectcure.org/programs/kidskits" style="text-decoration:underline;">Project CURE's Kits for Kids</a>, a program that provides everyday medical supplies to families in 132 countries. </p><p>Students from Hayes, Nottingham, Pattison, and West Memorial elementary schools, McMeans Junior High and Taylor High School are currently participating. Families can support their efforts by either donating items to fill the kits from a list of supplies or donating $5 to sponsor a kit to deliver supplies. Item collection bins will be available at all participating schools starting October 31.  </p><p>For more information, contact Janet Thomason at <a href="mailto:janetthomason@projectcure.org" style="text-decoration:underline;">janetthomason@projectcure.org</a> or text <strong>K4K</strong> to the number 72727. </p></div>
​This week is Red Ribbon Week​This week is Red Ribbon Week<div class="ExternalClass537CF7D3916F436B89482EEE44613EBA"><p>​This week is Red Ribbon Week. The mission of the nationwide Red Ribbon campaign is to "lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.​" ​Join us by participating in these theme days.</p><div style="color:#000000;font-family:'segoe ui', helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;margin:0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Monday – Twin Day</span></font></div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:'segoe ui', helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;margin:0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Tuesday- Jersey Day</span></font></div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:'segoe ui', helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;margin:0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Wednesday – Western Day</span></font></div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:'segoe ui', helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;margin:0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Thursday – Hat Day</span></font></div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:'segoe ui', helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;margin:0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Friday – Taylor Blue</span></font></div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:'segoe ui', helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;margin:0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><br></span></font></div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:'segoe ui', helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;margin:0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Celebration. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.<br></span></font></div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:'segoe ui', helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;margin:0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><br></span></font></div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:'segoe ui', helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:medium;margin:0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">For the history of Red Ribbon Week - <a href="http://redribbon.org/about" target="_blank">http://redribbon.org/about​</a></span></font></div></div>
Fall Semester Exam Schedule and Procedure for ExemptionsFall Semester Exam Schedule and Procedure for Exemptions<div class="ExternalClass3ED008706CFF4EAF876072089833AAC3"><div>Semester exam exemptions will be offered during Fall Semester for the 2014 – 2015 school year.</div><div>Below are exemption procedures and exam schedule for Fall Semester.</div><div><br></div><div><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Exam-Exemption-Procedures-for-Fall-Semester-2014.pdf">Procedures to Earn Fall Semester Exam Exemptions</a>​</strong></div><div><br></div><div><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/2014-Fall-Exam-Schedule.pdf">Fall Semester Exam Schedule</a>​</strong><br></div></div>
Yearbook wants your pictures...Yearbook wants your pictures...<div class="ExternalClassBD42937ED11D4BF885C9DB09807F65A1"><p>​<strong style="line-height:1.5;">Yearbook wants your pictures: </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> Got a great picture you'd like to see published in the Taylor High School yearbook? Now it's easier than ever to send us your photos! Simply go to </span><a href="http://www.images.balfour.com/" style="line-height:1.5;">www.images.balfour.com</a><span style="line-height:1.5;"> and enter the following info:</span></p><p>Project Number: 503184, Password: taylorhigh , And your contact info.</p><p>Browse and select images from your computer and upload! IMPORTANT: Images should be in JPEG format. Max file size is 20MB. Cell phone photos and photos from the web (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, etc) are too small to reproduce in the yearbook.</p><p>Questions? <strong></strong></p><a href="mailto:stacehitt@katyisd.org%E2%80%8B" target="_blank">EMAIL​</a></div>
Get the THS Phone AppGet the THS Phone App<div class="ExternalClass2271333D4D8D487B9619294CC285FBAD"><div><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: 10/14/14 - 1991 subscribers</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table>​<p><a href="http://apps.katyisd.org/public/kisdwebmail/default.aspx?ename=BruceHCampbell&dname=Bruce%20Campbell" target="_blank"><font color="#c40000">THS Webmaster</font></a></p></div></div>
How to get ENews updates from Taylor HSHow to get ENews updates from Taylor HS<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">http://www.katyisd.org/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>
Katy ISD Musical Groups Selected as 2014 Mark of Excellence WinnersKaty ISD Musical Groups Selected as 2014 Mark of Excellence Winners<div class="ExternalClass076D0FBF6FD344B6B87686979EAF1D2F"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Several Katy ISD student groups were recently selected as winners in the </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Mark of Excellence Honors </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">by the Foundation for Music Education. The Mark of Excellence Honors seek to recognize and award outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p><p>The following groups were selected as <strong>National Winners </strong>in the Mark of Excellence:</p><ul><li><strong>Beckendorff Junior High Honor Orchestra</strong>, directed by Karel Butz</li><li><strong>Beckendorff Junior High Varsity Girl's Choir</strong>, directed by Janet Menzie</li></ul><p>The following groups were selected as <strong>Commended Winners</strong> in the Mark of Excellence:</p><ul><li><strong>James E. Taylor High School Orchestra</strong>, directed by Clinton Capshaw</li><li><strong>WoodCreek Junior High Chamber Orchestra</strong>, directed by Bryanna Porter and Kate Mathews</li><li><strong>Beck Junior High School Symphonic Band</strong>, directed by Brenden Steber</li><li><strong>Seven Lakes High School Wind Symphony</strong>, directed by Damon Archer</li><li><strong>Cinco Ranch High School Chorale</strong>, directed by Dorothy Wilson</li></ul><p>Mark of Excellence Honors consist of the National Wind Band Honors, National Choral Honors, National Orchestra Honors, National Jazz Honors, and National Percussion Ensemble Honors. It is a competition, entered by recordings, in which the top quarter of bands are selected as National Winners and the second quarter receive Commended Honors.</p><p>Visit the <a href="http://www.foundationformusiceducation.org/mark-of-excellence" style="text-decoration:underline;">Foundation for Music Education</a> website for more information on the individual Mark of Excellence Honors.</p></div>
Important Information Regarding PSAT/NMSQT TestingImportant Information Regarding PSAT/NMSQT Testing<div class="ExternalClass320EBB929EFC4D77892354248F7BBA77"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;text-align:justify;">All Katy ISD sophomores and junior are registered to take the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at their home campus. Taking the PSAT can encourage a student to start thinking seriously about life after high school, about college and career goals and about the education needed to reach those goals.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;text-align:justify;">​</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Taking the PSAT provides the following advantages to students:</p><p>- It measures the reading, math, and writing skills needed for college (and for success in most jobs and careers in today's world). After the test, a score report will tell students how their skills measure up. Students can use it to find their "skill gaps" and then make plans to fill these gaps before college begins.<br></p><p>- The Student Search Service<sup>®</sup> gives PSAT/NMSQT test takers the option to voluntarily place their names and addresses in a pool of college-bound students interested in receiving admission and financial aid information from certified colleges, universities and scholarship agencies.<br></p><p>- Students who take the PSAT typically score higher on the SAT than those who do not take the PSAT.<br></p><p>- It provides practice for the SAT<sup>®</sup> Reasoning Test.<br></p><p>- It allows students to predict their SAT scores in time to work on specific skills that may raise their scores.<br></p><p>- Junior who score well may qualify for National Merit Recognition and Scholarships.<br></p><p>- It provides valuable information to parents and students on student potential for advanced academics in high school.<br><br>Score Reports are distributed the first day of the second semester at all Katy ISD high schools. Along with the score reports, PSAT/NMSQT test takers receive a free personalized PSAT/NMSQT college planning kit online. Using a unique access code on the score report, students have access to an online PSAT/NMSQT Score Report, a customized SAT study plan, personalized lists of college majors and careers, a personalized list of colleges, and access to <em>MyCollegeQuickstart</em>—an interactive majors, college and career exploration program.<br><br>Students can prepare for this exam by reviewing the information on the PSAT/NMSQT prep booklet available on each high school campus. <br><br>Katy ISD provides all students the academic opportunities needed to prepare them for college and beyond.  Participation in the PSAT is an important step in preparing for college.<br><br><strong>What should students bring on test day?</strong></p><ul><li>No. 2 pencils and eraser</li><li>Approved calculator </li><li>Email address (optional)</li><li>Current and valid school or government issued photo ID</li></ul></div>

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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