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James E. Taylor High School

 

 

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Katy ISD Partners in Education Debuts “I Volunteer”Katy ISD Partners in Education Debuts “I Volunteer”<div class="ExternalClassC5A868E898D74A649BEC109EF407B164"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">As is customary this time each year, Katy ISD Partners in Education has debuted its 2014 volunteer video entitled "I Volunteer."  </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">The soundtrack is sung by high school choir teachers Tracey Patterson from Morton Ranch High School, Sara Proodian from Taylor High School and Christin Reinartz from Tompkins High School. Along with Superintendent Alton Frailey, the video features members of the Volunteer Executive Board and their children, principals from across the District and teachers from Rylander Elementary. The video's high-stepping volunteers are the Katy ISD high school dance teachers:</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">Darby Boyd, Taylor; Christine Deci, Cinco Ranch; Melissa Decuir, Seven Lakes; Rosey Fortenberry, Tompkins; Patty Henson, Katy; April Hunt, Morton Ranch and Heather Iovine, Mayde Creek.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;"> </span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.5;"></span><span style="line-height:1.5;">Last year, over 17,000 volunteers donated more than 820,000 hours to the schools of Katy ISD.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">"I Volunteer" is an homage to just a few of the things they do for our campuses. </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l-wAMqp7kw" style="line-height:1.5;text-decoration:underline;">Click here</a><span style="line-height:1.5;"> to view the video, or visit the Katy ISD </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katy-ISD-Partners-in-Education/322803651744" style="line-height:1.5;text-decoration:underline;">Partners in Education Facebook page</a><span style="line-height:1.5;">.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">If you'd like to volunteer and win a million hearts, contact your campus VIPS Coordinator or Tammy Stringer at </span><a href="mailto:tammyrstringer@katyisd.org" style="line-height:1.5;text-decoration:underline;">tammyrstringer@katyisd.org</a><span style="line-height:1.5;">.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">Volunteers in Public Schools, Sister Schools, School-Business Partnerships and the KEYS Mentor Program are all initiatives offered through Partners in Education, the department that brings dancing volunteers into schools and the community into the classroom.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p></div>
Other First Day Packet FormsOther First Day Packet Forms<div class="ExternalClass6E9C2ABA469A486D86DB823D6CD5AF67"><p>​Other information, which was sent home in first day packets in previous school years, is now available below. If you need one of these forms, click on it and print it out. Fill it out and send it with your student to their grade level principal.</p><ul><li> <strong style="line-height:1.5;"> <a href="/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/NewForm.aspx?Source=http%3a//www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/AllItems.aspx&RootFolder=" target="_blank" style="line-height:1.5;"> <img src="/campus/THS/PublishingImages/PDF%20Icon.jpg" alt="PDF" style="margin:5px;" />Athletic Booster Club</a><br></strong><strong>        <a href="http://www.mylocker.net/texas/katy/james-e-taylor-high-school/index.html" target="_blank">Athletic Booster Club Sportswear website</a></strong></li><li> <a href="/campus/THS/Documents/volunteer-opportunities.pdf" style="line-height:1.5;"> <strong></strong></a> <strong> <a href="/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/NewForm.aspx?Source=http%3a//www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/AllItems.aspx&RootFolder=" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;outline:0px;"> <strong> <img src="/campus/THS/PublishingImages/PDF%20Icon.jpg" alt="PDF" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></a> <a href="/campus/THS/Documents/volunteer-opportunities.pdf" target="_blank">Volunteer Opportunities​</a></strong><br></li><li> <strong style="line-height:1.5;"> <a href="/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/NewForm.aspx?Source=http%3a//www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/AllItems.aspx&RootFolder=" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;outline:0px;"> <strong> <img src="/campus/THS/PublishingImages/PDF%20Icon.jpg" alt="PDF" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></a> <a href="/campus/THS/Documents/FINAL-2015-PG-First-of-Year-Letter-from-Co-Chairs.pdf" target="_blank">Project Graduation - Class of 2015</a></strong><br></li><li> <strong style="line-height:1.5;"> <a href="/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/NewForm.aspx?Source=http%3a//www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/AllItems.aspx&RootFolder=" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;outline:0px;"> <strong> <img src="/campus/THS/PublishingImages/PDF%20Icon.jpg" alt="PDF" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></a> <a href="/campus/THS/Documents/open-house-2014.pdf" target="_blank">Open House - 2014​</a></strong><br></li><li> <strong style="font-size:13px;"> <a href="/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/NewForm.aspx?Source=http%3a//www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/AllItems.aspx&RootFolder=" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;outline:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:21px;"> <strong> <img src="/campus/THS/PublishingImages/PDF%20Icon.jpg" alt="PDF" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></a>​<a href="/campus/THS/Documents/attendance-procedures-2014-15.pdf" target="_blank">Attendance Procedures</a></strong></li><li> <strong style="font-size:13px;"> <a href="/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/NewForm.aspx?Source=http%3a//www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/AllItems.aspx&RootFolder=" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;outline:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:21px;"> <strong> <img src="/campus/THS/PublishingImages/PDF%20Icon.jpg" alt="PDF" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></a>​<a href="/campus/THS/Documents/2014-15-first-day-packet-TMTutors.pdf">Taylor Made Tutors​</a></strong></li><li> <strong style="font-size:13px;"> <a href="/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/NewForm.aspx?Source=http%3a//www.katyisd.org/campus/THS/Lists/latestnews/AllItems.aspx&RootFolder=" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;outline:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:21px;"> <strong> <img src="/campus/THS/PublishingImages/PDF%20Icon.jpg" alt="PDF" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></a>​<a href="/campus/THS/Documents/2015-Yearbook-order-form.pdf">Yearbook Order Form​</a></strong></li> </ul><div> <strong></strong> <br></div></div>
Get the THS Phone AppGet the THS Phone App<div class="ExternalClass342D7478AA8F49B2A52FF6757CB3DC97"><table><tbody><tr><td></td><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: 8/22/14 - 1867 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>
THS Project Graduation Booster ClubTHS Project Graduation Booster Club<div class="ExternalClass46AC01F76577404DA7ABC2698D66023C"><div>The purpose of the THS Project Graduation Booster Club is to provide a SAFE, alcohol and drug free celebration for the graduating class. Seniors and guests have the opportunity to attend a fun-filled lock-in with food, games, prizes and gifts following the graduation ceremony.</div><div>This year the THS Project Grad Event will be held on June 7, 2015 at Dave & Buster’s. Check-in will take place at Taylor High School and students will be shuttled aboard buses to and from the venue.​</div><div><br></div><div><strong><em><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/FINAL-2015-PG-First-of-Year-Letter-from-Co-Chairs.pdf">Read More...​</a></em></strong></div><br></div>
House Bill 5 Community and Student Engagement ReportsHouse Bill 5 Community and Student Engagement Reports<div class="ExternalClass215BED4206E74963AC6DA80F56D4BCFD"><p dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;">​Texas Education Code §39.0545, as added by House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, requires all districts to evaluate the district’s performance and the performance of each campus in community and student engagement. All school districts and charters are required to assign a performance rating of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, or Unacceptable to the district and each campus for overall performance and the following categories:</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;">• Fine arts<br>• Wellness and physical education<br>• Community and parental involvement<br>• The 21st Century Workforce Development program<br>• The second language acquisition program<br>• The digital learning environment<br>• Dropout prevention strategies<br>• Educational programs for gifted and talented students</p></blockquote><p dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;">Statute also requires that local committee(s) determine the criteria that the district uses to evaluate and assign a status regarding compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements.</p><p>Please access the reports below.</p><p><a href="http://kisd2.katyisd.org/assessment/Documents/HB5%20Community%20and%20Student%20Engagement%20-%20District.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />HB 5 Community and Student Engagement - District Response</a></p><p><a href="http://kisd2.katyisd.org/assessment/Documents/HB5%20Community%20and%20Student%20Engagement%20-%20Elementary%20Campus.pdf" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />HB5 Community and Student Engagement - Elementary Campuses</a></p><p><a href="http://kisd2.katyisd.org/assessment/Documents/HB5%20Community%20and%20Student%20Engagement%20-%20Secondary%20Campus.pdf" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />HB5 Community and Student Engagement - Secondary Campuses</a></p></div>
Katy ISD Students Named Grand Prize Winners at School’s Out HackathonKaty ISD Students Named Grand Prize Winners at School’s Out Hackathon<div class="ExternalClass72CA9880409B4AFDA0AAAD48AC16C71C"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Four Katy ISD students were recently named grand prize winners for their web application idea and development during the inaugural </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">School's Out Hackathon</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> for high school students.</span></p><p>The School's Out Hackathon is an event that allows students to hone their coding skills by developing an idea and presenting it to their peers and mentors in the technology industry. More than 500 high school students from across the nation submitted 80 projects, with the Katy ISD team, GroupDesk, winning the grand prize.</p><p>The GroupDesk team, consisting of <strong>Michael Brenan</strong> (Seven Lakes HS), <strong>Miguel Obregon</strong> (Seven Lakes HS), <strong>Andy Sturzu</strong> (Taylor HS) and <strong>Chufan Liang</strong> (Taylor HS), created a web application that helps teachers and students collaborate on school projects. The application includes chat rooms, task lists, email lists, file management tools and more. </p><p>The winners were chosen based on problem solving, creativity, design and technical aptitude. As grand prize winners, each of the members of GroupDesk received a pair of Beats headphones and a new Occulus Rift.</p><p><a href="http://sohacks.com/" style="text-decoration:underline;">Click here</a> for more information about the School's Out Hackathon event. </p></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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