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James E. Taylor High School



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2015 TAKS March Exit Level Retest2015 TAKS March Exit Level Retest<div class="ExternalClassB1F4D68E22384C7B9D9A9C022485D650"><p></p><p>Students who have not received a high school diploma because they did not meet the passing standard on sections of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Exit Level</span> will have the opportunity to retake the necessary subject area tests in March, 2015.  The TEAMS and TAAS tests are no longer being offered; however, individuals eligible to take TEAMS or TAAS will take TAKS Exit Level English language arts and/or mathematics.</p><p>Students currently enrolled in school who need to retest are automatically registered; however, <strong>those who are out of school must register online</strong> from December 8, 2014 - February 6, 2015.   Individuals will need to register online for the TAKS test by accessing the website at <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;"></a><span style="text-decoration:underline;">.</span>   The registration process will be <span style="text-decoration:underline;">online</span> only.  <strong>The online submission must be completed by 5:00 p.m. (CT), on February 6, 2015.</strong>  Online registrations received after this date <span style="text-decoration:underline;">will not be processed</span>.  Examinees can continue to register at a participating campus on the day of testing, <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>if the campus can accommodate them.</em></span>  All examinees should arrive at the test site 30 minutes before the designated testing start time of 7:30 a.m.  Examinees <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>must</strong></span> present picture identification (such as driver's license, DPS ID, military ID, school ID, or resident alien card) to test.  </p><p>The 2015 TAKS March Exit Level Retests will be administered on the following dates:</p><ul><li>March 2                        ELA</li><li>March 2                        ELA Writing (TAAS - eligible examinees for writing)</li><li>March 3                        Mathematics</li><li>March 4                        Science</li><li>March 4                        ELA Reading (TAAS - eligible examinees for reading)</li><li>March 5                        Social Studies</li></ul><p>Katy ISD is offering the March Exit Level retesting at Arthur Miller Career & Technology Center (MCTC) located at 1734 Katyland Drive.  For additional information, contact Christy Gregory in the Katy ISD Office of Research, Assessment and Accountability at 281.396.2128. </p></div>
A Message from the Principal A Message from the Principal <div class="ExternalClassA177F9ACA6DA44FE8881A8AEFFBE2AE9"><p>​As we head into the holiday season, I want to share some information with you that you can be thinking about these next few weeks. </p><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Stocks-Message-Dec-2014.pdf"><p><strong><em>Read Full Letter</em></strong></p></a><p>​</p></div>
Dual Credit Classes-Spring 2015 InstructionsDual Credit Classes-Spring 2015 Instructions<div class="ExternalClass6EC51DE871EE4B11B351DEECBA65396A"><p>​The deadline for enrolling in Dual Credit classes for Spring 2015 is Wednesday, January 14. Click <strong><a href="/campus/THS/Pages/Dual-Credit.aspx">HERE</a></strong> for instructions.</p><p><span style="line-height:1.5;"><a href="/campus/THS/Pages/Dual-Credit.aspx"><strong></strong></a></span><br></p></div>
General Screening for the Gifted and Talented Program in Katy ISD General Screening for the Gifted and Talented Program in Katy ISD <div class="ExternalClass4CDA4FA4ECBD493B9997065DFE195048"><div></div><div><div>All interested students who have not already been screened this school year for the G/T program may pick up a Parent Checklist from the Counselors’ office beginning Monday, November 24.</div><div><br></div><div>At the secondary level, students are screened based upon specific subject matter aptitude in one or more content areas. In the screening phase of the identification process, multiple quantitative measures (standardized test scores) and qualitative measures (data gathered from parents and teachers) are examined.</div><div><br></div><div> Students who meet district criteria for GT placement are eligible to participate in the subject area for which they qualify for the GT program. Screening is available for GT service in the areas of language arts, math, science, and social studies.</div><div><br></div><div>The completed and signed Parent Checklist must be returned to the counseling office no later than 2:30 pm on Friday, January 9, 2015. Please note that this is a firm deadline.</div><div><br></div><div>Once all the forms are in, previous test scores will be reviewed, and a testing schedule will be determined for students who need to be tested.</div><div><br></div><div>You may also download the form from GT department’s page on the district website,</div><div><br></div><div>Additional Screening for GT Students: Students who are already in some GT classes, but wish to add other GT courses for next year should pick up a Request for Additional Screening form in the counseling office from November 24 through January 8, 2015. You do not need a Parent Checklist.</div><div><br></div><div>The Request for Additional Screening forms are also due to the counseling office by 2:30 pm on Friday, January 9, 2015.If you have questions about the Gifted and Talented Program, please e-mail <a href=""><strong></strong></a></div><div><br></div><div>GT Facilitator,</div><div> Morton Ranch Junior High, </div><div>WoodCreek Junior Highand </div><div>Taylor High School</div></div></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="" target="_blank"><strong></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="" 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="" style="text-decoration:underline;"></a> or text <strong>K4K</strong> to the number 72727. </p></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="" style="line-height:1.5;"></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="" target="_blank">EMAIL​</a></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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