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Katy ISD Helps Parents and Students Save Money for College.Katy ISD Helps Parents and Students Save Money for College.<div class="ExternalClass433A27CEBCC84D7AAF234500C8CE7DCE"><p style="text-align:center;"><em>2017 Financial Information Academy FREE for Katy ISD Parents</em></p><p style="text-align:left;"><em></em><span>Parents and students interested in learning how to save money for college, how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and how to apply for scholarships are encouraged to attend the 2017 Financial Information Academy.</span><span>  </span><span>Representatives at this event will also be able to answer questions about student loans and help families determine which ones will best serve their student's educational funding needs.</span><span>  </span><span>Registration is not required and the event is </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>FREE</strong></span><span> for all parents of KISD students.</span></p><p><strong>Where:</strong>  </p><p>Katy ISD Education Support Complex</p><p>Staff Development Entrance</p><p>6301 S. Stadium Lane</p><p>Katy, TX  77494</p><p><strong>When:</strong><strong>  </strong></p><p><strong></strong>Saturday, February 4, 2017</p><p>9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.</p><p>12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.</p></div>
Proclamation 2017 Parent InputProclamation 2017 Parent Input<div class="ExternalClass9E5D752192594B0D8AD18B096AB5F8F0"><p>​​Proclamation 2017 includes instructional materials for Career and Technical Education, Languages Other Than English, Algebraic Reasoning, Statistics, AP English Language and Composition, and AP English Literature and Composition. These materials will be implemented during the 2017- 2018 school year. Instructional materials under consideration will be on display during business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) for parent and community input at the Education Support Complex from January 9-27, 2017. In addition, instructional materials will be available for review from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Thursday, January 19, 2017 and Thursday, January 26, 2017.</p></div>
Seven Katy ISD Students Earn Highest Possible ACT ScoreSeven Katy ISD Students Earn Highest Possible ACT Score<div class="ExternalClassE5A8D7B1A8754463BD7A039C9A2A6F02"><p></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This year seven Katy ISD high school students earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.  On average, less than .1 percent of all test takers earn the top score. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Only 2,235 out of the nearly 2.1 million students who took the ACT in 2016 earned a composite score of 36.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare," said ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda, in a letter recognizing the students' exceptional achievement.  "While test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The following Katy ISD students earned a perfect score on the ACT:</p><p><strong>Seven Lakes High School</strong></p><ul><li>Luis Alfonso Pabon Madrid, 11<span style="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade</li><li>Dora Cecilia Gurfinkel, 12<span style="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade</li><li>Clio Sun, 12<span style="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade</li><li>Justin Zhang, 12<span style="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade</li></ul><p><strong>Cinco Ranch High School</strong><br></p><ul><li>Russell Ku, 11<span style="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade</li><li>Samuel Shenoi, 12 grade</li></ul><p><strong> Taylor High School</strong></p><ul><li>Richard Liu, 12<span style="font-size:10.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1-36.  Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Click <a href="http://tinyurl.com/hd8ttda">here</a> to view pictures of these great achievers.</p><p> </p></div>
Course Selections for 2017-2018Course Selections for 2017-2018<div class="ExternalClass41A3EC87A2FE46F09EF9A0304C073BD4"><p>​Below are the links to the videos that explain the course selection process for each grade level and a link to the course selection catalog. Each student received a course selection sheet and catalog in Homeroom class on Tuesday, January 17.</p><p><strong>For next year's:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://youtu.be/5aV89LS5vgQ" target="_blank"><strong>Sophomores​​</strong></a><br></li><li><a href="https://youtu.be/Go0nLvH8tDE" target="_blank"><strong>Juniors</strong></a><br></li><li><strong><a href="https://youtu.be/meqovg6l8xQ" target="_blank">Seniors</a></strong><br></li></ul><p><strong><a href="/dept/campusadmin/Documents/Graduation%20Requirements/2017-2018%20Course%20Catalog.pdf" target="_blank">Course Catalog</a></strong></p><p>The course selection form is due to your English teacher by Monday, January 23.</p><p>Counselors will be available for questions at tables in the main commons cafeteria during lunches on Wednesday and Thursday, January 18th and 19th for current sophomores and juniors​​​. They will be in the freshmen cafeteria on Friday during lunches for current freshmen to ask questions.</p></div>
Katy ISD Announces Athletic Hall of HonorKaty ISD Announces Athletic Hall of Honor<div class="ExternalClassF1EE4C831ED041D6BBAEEFB50427CFF9"><p>​<strong><em>Nominations being accepted for past and present athletic contributors</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is pleased to announce the establishment of an Athletic Hall of Honor to recognize the efforts and contributions of former student athletes, athletic teams, coaches and special merit individuals who have brought distinction, honor and excellence to themselves and to the District. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Nominations are now being accepted through March 15, 2017.  Submissions will be reviewed by the Katy ISD Athletic Hall of Honor Honorary Board and voted on by the Katy ISD Athletic Hall of Honor Committee. Once submitted, a nominee's application will remain active for five years with the Honorary Board. Due to the sheer volume of alumni worthy of such an honor, nominations will be accepted annually. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Hall of Honor Committee has already selected the following four state championship teams to be honored in the inaugural class of the Athletic Hall of Honor:</p><ul><li>Katy High School 1959 Football State Champions</li><li>Katy High School 1997 Football State Champions</li><li>Taylor High School 1997 Tennis State Champions </li><li>Taylor High School 1998 Tennis State Champions. </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Individuals and state championship teams will be honored at a 2017 fall banquet and a Katy ISD football game.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">State championship teams will continue to be added to the Athletic Hall of Honor every year.  </p><p>For more information and access to the requirements and nomination form, click <a href="/dept/athletics/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">here</a>.</p></div>
Katy ISD Earns Place on 7th Annual AP District Honor RollKaty ISD Earns Place on 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll<div class="ExternalClassAC4CF308893A420FB581A1E0D4043D0D"><p>​<em>District recognized for increased access to AP course work.</em></p><p>Katy ISD is one of 433 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the <strong>7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll</strong> for increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. </p><p>Since 2015, the number of Katy ISD students participating in AP exams increased by 16 percent, and the number of students receiving a 3 or higher increased by 11 percent.</p><p>To be included on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll, participating districts must: </p><ul><li>Increase participation/access to AP course work by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts; </li><li>Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students who scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP Exam; and</li><li>Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2016 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2014, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher. </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information on the AP District Honor Roll, visit the <a href="http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-district-honor-roll">College Board website</a>.</p><p><br></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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