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James E. Taylor High School



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James E Taylor High School
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9th Annual JET Band March-A-Thon9th Annual JET Band March-A-Thon<div class="ExternalClassF648C99AC12243EEAB3588866A19A0F5"><p>​Come support the Taylor HS band on Saturday, August 18th for the 9th Annual JET Band March-A-Thon. The March‐a‐thon begins at 8:00AM at the THS parking garage. From there, the JET Band will march to Randalls. After the Alumni concert, the JET Band will bus to each location. Lunch will be at Hayes Elementary. After the Epiphany concert, JET Band will march to THS. Visit the band website at for more information on concert locations, maps, purchasing concerts or making donations.​</p></div>
JET Band FireworksJET Band Fireworks<div class="ExternalClass4937ED896A1B4FC4A3FDF23FAF1B2110"><p>​Celebrate July 4th and support the JET Band at the same time! The Taylor High School JET band, along with the Mayde Creek High School Band, will be working at the Galaxy Fireworks building located at 21311 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77450 (on the South feeder of I-10 between Mason and Westgreen). Both bands will receive a percentage of the sales from this building, providing much needed funds to the band programs. Band students and parents will be there from June 24th through July 4th, willing to help you will all your holiday firework needs! Come support the kids and pick some fun items for your July 4th celebration!​</p></div>
Katy ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the BadgeKaty ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the Badge<div class="ExternalClass1CAFE9553AC94A3A93818D7B2E8A2052"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">This summer two Katy Independent School District students will enjoy their school break thanks to the quick thinking of three Katy ISD Police Officers.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Officer Christopher Pickering, Officer Michael Seiss and Officer Jose Gonzalez used their law enforcement and crisis management skills to save the lives of two students contemplating suicide.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Chief of Police Robert E. Jinks, along with his staff, honored them with the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Chief's Meritorious Citation Award.</em><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On January 8, 2018, Officer Pickering was dispatched to a residence in reference to a possible suicidal student.  Officer Pickering's crisis intervention skills and his ability to develop a rapport with the student led to a voluntary mental health evaluation which saved the student's life.  After receiving treatment, the student informed the police department that Officer Pickering's dedication to his duty and his show of concern prevented him from taking his life that evening.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On March 7, 2018, Officer Seiss and Officer Gonzalez were dispatched to Cinco Ranch High School in reference to a possible suicide.  Upon arriving both officers quickly assessed the severity of the incident and immediately began life-saving measures, that included creating a make-shift tourniquet with a leather belt, in order to halt the loss of blood from the victim. The actions of these two officers were instrumental in saving his life. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Every day there is an abundance of heroism displayed by our officers throughout our campuses," said Chief Jinks.  "Although we don't often witness these acts of bravery, the work our law enforcement officers conduct at our schools proves to be a life-changing one," added Jinks. </p><p>The <em>Chief's Meritorious Citation Award</em> is presented to recognize and reward the actions of law enforcement officers and staff for their meritorious service to our school district.  This recognition reflects a commitment to the Katy ISD Police Department's core values which are <em>Integrity First, Service before Self and Excellence in All.</em><em>  </em>All three officers will now wear the merit pin as part of their uniform. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Christopher%20Pickering.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Christopher Pickering.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Christopher Pickering</p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Jose%20Gonzalez%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Jose Gonzalez - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Jose Gonzalez</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/060118_Officer%20Michael%20Seiss%20-%20smaller.jpg" alt="060118_Officer Michael Seiss - smaller.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Officer Michael Seiss</p><p><br></p></div>
Taylor TPA Thanks PacesettersTaylor TPA Thanks Pacesetters<div class="ExternalClassD701A2FA1BDD467DBB619F225CF08A87"><p>​The Taylor Parents in Action (TPA) would like to thank the Pacesetters who recently donated $5,000.00 to  TPA's Mustang Outreach from the profits of their show, “Stronger than the Storm”.​</p><p>Mustang Outreach was started this year to help Taylor students in need and has touched many through your kindness and generosity.<br></p><p>TPA Website -<a href="" target="_blank"> <strong>​</strong></a> </p><p>Stronger Than the Storm - <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>​</strong></a></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Valedictorians and Salutatorians for its Seven High SchoolsKaty ISD Announces Valedictorians and Salutatorians for its Seven High Schools<div class="ExternalClass21627E26FF9B4001B74DF6F88450A235"><p>Katy ISD is proud to announce the top two students from each high school who are ranked highest academically in their respective graduating classes.  These students have worked extremely hard from the very first day of their ninth grade year until the last day of their senior year.  Many of them are now moving on to prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation.  The 2017-2018 valedictorians and salutatorians are:<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Cinco Ranch High School:</p><ul><li>Shreya Budhiraja – Valedictorian</li><li>Subhiksha Srinivasan– Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy High School:</p><ul><li>Marie-Anne Barron - Valedictorian</li><li>Piper Mackenzie Harris – Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Mayde Creek High School</p><ul><li>Arman Thomas Yazdian– Valedictorian</li><li>David Liu – Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Morton Ranch High School</p><ul><li>Penelope Nicole Meranio Gadia – Valedictorian</li><li>Kelly Tseng – Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Seven Lakes High School</p><ul><li>Anusri Dharmendra Shah – Valedictorian</li><li>Dennis Liu – Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Taylor High School</p><ul><li>Sachi Khemka – Valedictorian</li><li>Hachem Bey El-Murhbi – Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Tompkins High School</p><ul><li>Viraaj Singh Punia - Valedictorian</li><li>Rohit Ramesh Kamath – Salutatorian</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="">Pictures of the 2017-18 Valedictorians and Salutatorians.</a>​</p></div>
Blue Out Shirts for 2018-2019Blue Out Shirts for 2018-2019<div class="ExternalClass622803CA5C834788823ADA975EA49CFC"><p>​Every year each grade level sells BLUE OUT t-shirts for their class fundraiser. This will help to reduce the cost of your student’s senior prom ticket, which can be $125.00 or more.</p><p>This year’s BLUE OUT t-shirt will be your student’s “ticket” into the Homecoming pep rally on Friday, October 19th. This year’s Homecoming football game is Friday, October 19th, at Legacy Stadium, at 6:30 p.m. We encourage students to wear their BLUE OUT t-shirts to all Taylor activities. Shirts will be distributed before Homecoming. Students must sign for their shirt.</p><p><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Blue-Out-Shirt-Order-Form-2018-2019.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Blue-Out-Shirt-Order-Form-2018-2019.pdf</a>​<br></p></div>

James E. Taylor High School

20700 Kingsland Blvd.

Katy, Texas 77450

Principal: Chris Morgan

Ph: 281.237.3100    Fax: 281.644.1760

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