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Katy Independent School District

James E. Taylor High School



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THS 9th Grade Parent Endorsement Meeting Spring 2015THS 9th Grade Parent Endorsement Meeting Spring 2015<div class="ExternalClassC346659951074482AB7DB505090D1126"><p>​The PowerPoint from the THS 9th Grade Parent Endorsement Meeting is available here converted to a video for the web. If you need to stop on a slide, just pause the video. There is no sound with this presentation.</p><p>Video - <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>​</strong></a><br></p></div>
A Message from the PrincipalA Message from the Principal<div class="ExternalClass7D9EA9E4E3844EDB80E11C5617C812AE"><p>​This is Mr. Stocks message from December.</p><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Stocks-Message-Dec-2014.pdf"><p><strong><em>Read Full Letter</em></strong></p></a></div>
​​Get the THS Phone App​​Get the THS Phone App<div class="ExternalClass66E91420877F4EABB886753E850DB568"><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: 12/01/14 - 2186 subscribers</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table>​<p><a href="" target="_blank"><font color="#c40000">THS Webmaster</font></a></p></div>
How to get ENews updates from Taylor HSHow to get ENews updates from Taylor HS<div class="ExternalClass42C10834812E45B5BDA868252DB7015F"><table class="ms-formtable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" style="color:#222222;margin-top:8px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td nowrap="true" valign="top" width="113px" class="ms-formlabel"></td><td valign="top" class="ms-formbody" width="350px"><div><div><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"></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></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><p>​</p></div>
HCC Dual Credit Parent Meeting HCC Dual Credit Parent Meeting <div class="ExternalClass84DEBA12B64B4C7392A8D06E8023C8ED"><p>​February 9<sup>th</sup> at 6:30 PM in THS <span style="line-height:1.5;">Commons. </span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.5;">Parents and Students </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">are strongly encouraged to attend.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p></div>
2015-2016 Course Selection Videos & Catalog2015-2016 Course Selection Videos & Catalog<div class="ExternalClass493368033D114EADAB57964ACEDAAAC8"><p>​The course catalog for next year is available. Click <strong><a href="/Documents/2015-2016%20Course%20Catalog.pdf">HERE​</a></strong>.<br><strong>Course Selection videos by grade:</strong><br>current 9th - <a href=""><strong></strong></a><br>current 10th - <a href=""><strong></strong></a><br>current 11th - <a href=""><strong></strong></a></p><p>A video of some of the <strong>electives</strong> available at THS. - <a href=""><strong></strong></a></p></div>
Katy ISD to Host Phone Bank, Answer Questions Regarding Transportation Services and SurveyKaty ISD to Host Phone Bank, Answer Questions Regarding Transportation Services and Survey<div class="ExternalClass28B10703CD2F46DF892C412D3DB8F424"><p><em>Address concerns regarding potential changes proposed in survey​</em><em>​</em></p><p><span style="line-height:1.5;">District representatives will be on hand to answer questions from parents and community members regarding Katy ISD Transportation Services and the current Transportation Sustainability Survey during the phone bank on</span><strong style="line-height:1.5;"> January 16, 20 </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">and</span><strong style="line-height:1.5;"> 21</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">.</span></p><p>The community-at-large can call with questions or concerns to 281-396-6008 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Bilingual representatives will also be available. </p><p>Due to challenges in bus driver recruitment and retention, alongside enrollment growth of nearly 3,000 students yearly, Katy ISD's transportation system is facing mounting pressure. Therefore, the District is searching for solutions to adequately sustain the current transportation model.  Some of the potential options include switching to a multi-bell schedule which would impact the start and end times of all campuses and modifying the distance service.  </p><p>Therefore, Katy ISD is asking all parents and community members to take the Transportation Sustainability Survey to provide the District feedback on current use and the proposed changes.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>The survey will be available until Wednesday, January 21</strong></span><strong> </strong>and can be accessed online in English and Spanish at <a href="/" style="text-decoration:underline;"></a>.</p><p>The Transportation Sustainability Survey covers four topics: current transportation methods, utilization of district transportation, transportation preferences, and school start and end times.</p><p>Once the survey closes on January 21, District leaders will use the results to provide transportation recommendations. Their recommendations will be presented to the Board of Trustees in February or March.</p></div>
Follow Mr. Stocks on Twitter Follow Mr. Stocks on Twitter <div class="ExternalClass632B5EBBF1CB4DCA9766460A874C2D81"><p>​Follow Mr. Stocks on Twitter <strong style="color:#0033cc;"><span style="color:#0033cc;"><a href="">@THS_Mustangs​</a></span></strong> for news, comments, encouragement, reminders, and much more!</p></div>
Cheer Clinic in FebruaryCheer Clinic in February<div class="ExternalClassB79FE69E7D874809A654EBB2B559F7BE"><div style="text-align:center;">February 21, 2015 </div><div style="text-align:center;">Check in: 8:30 AM- </div><div style="text-align:center;">Parent Showoff: 1:00PM </div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;">THS Freshman Commons and Gym </div><div style="text-align:center;">Ages: 4yrs through 14yrs </div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;">Each participant receives a camp T-shirt, drinks, </div><div style="text-align:center;">snacks, and their picture made with a </div><div style="text-align:center;">Taylor High School Cheerleader or Mascot! </div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;">Participants are invited to cheer at the pre-game of the THS Spring football game.</div><div style="text-align:center;">(Details at a later date)</div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Clinic material taught by Taylor High School</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleaders</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;">Participants will have fun learning chants, cheers, voice technique, stunts, motions, and dances.</div><div style="text-align:center;">Elementary and younger will have CHEER FUN!</div><div style="text-align:center;">EXTREME CHEER for upcoming 6th-8th graders:</div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;">Learn and practice everything you will need to know to get ready for YOUR cheer tryouts!!</div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;">All participants need to wear shorts, a t-shirt or a comfortable sleeveless shirt.</div><div style="text-align:center;">Also, they must wear socks and athletic shoes.</div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>PARENT SHOWCASE:</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Saturday, February 21, 2015</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>1:00 PM</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong><br></strong></div><div style="text-align:left;"><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/2015-Cheer-Clinic-Registration-Brochure.pdf" target="_blank">2015-Cheer-Clinic-Registration-Brochure.pdf</a><br></strong></div></div>
Color for a CauseColor for a Cause<div class="ExternalClass11BB7D0CBDAE4904AE995A33435A9138"><p>​<strong>NHS</strong> and <strong><a href="/campus/THS/Pages/FBLA.aspx">FBLA</a></strong> are combining forces for the Color for a Cause 5K run which will benefit <strong><a href="" target="_blank">The Arc of Katy</a></strong> on March 21. Sign up forms are in rooms 1110 and 2260 or email NHS sponsor <strong><a href="/campus/THS/Pages/contact.aspx?ename=ChristinaLChan&dname=Christina%20Lau%20Chan" target="_blank">Christina Chan</a></strong>.</p><p>Watch the video promo. - <strong><a href="" target="_blank">​</a></strong></p></div>
Katy ISD to Hold Public Hearing for Texas Academic Performance ReportKaty ISD to Hold Public Hearing for Texas Academic Performance Report<div class="ExternalClass332CCC0A7B74460085B70E963674C313"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Katy ISD will hold a hearing for public discussion of the Annual 2013-2014 </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">, formerly known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) Report.  The hearing will be held on</span><strong style="line-height:1.5;"> January 20</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> during the Board of Trustees monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Katy ISD Administration Building located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane.</span></p><p>These reports compile a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and low income status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics.</p><p>Texas Education Code B39.053 requires each school district's board of trustees to publish an annual report that includes the TAPR report; campus performance objectives; a report of violent or criminal incidents; and information received under the Texas Education Code B51.403 (e) from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. </p></div>
Sadie Hawkins Dance Announcement Sadie Hawkins Dance Announcement <div class="ExternalClass4C5206854A00400F88457C9D8198F637"><p>​Sadie is back!  Feb 7 - 8-11:30pm.<br>This is the video shown during Enrichment on Friday, Jan 9. - <span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"></span><a href="">​​</a></p></div>
Katy ISD to Survey Parents and Community to Assess Transportation Options, Gain FeedbackKaty ISD to Survey Parents and Community to Assess Transportation Options, Gain Feedback<div class="ExternalClass3EEFFF03B1B24835A5EAD392DA2684D4"><p>​<em>Potential changes include new bus route modeling and multi-bell schedules</em></p><p></p><p>With ongoing community growth and development spurring a nearly 3,000-student annual increase in enrollment, Katy ISD's student transportation system is facing mounting pressure. To address this growing problem, District leaders are searching for a more sustainable solution and need the community's help to identify the best path forward.        </p><p>Katy ISD is asking all parents and community members to take its Transportation Survey to provide the District feedback on current use and potential changes like new bus route modeling and modified school bell schedules.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>The survey will be available from Wednesday, January 7 to </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>, </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>January 21</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>. </strong></span></p><p>"Our community and our families remain our greatest resource when it comes to issues that impact people's daily lives," Superintendent Alton Frailey said. "It's important that we understand their experiences and preferences, so we can build a sustainable transportation system that considers these values and that can effectively serve our students now and into the future."</p><p>The Transportation Survey covers four topics: current transportation methods, utilization of district transportation, transportation preferences, and school start and end times.</p><p>The survey will be open to all Katy ISD parents and community members. Every person with a current email address on file will receive a personal survey invitation. Parents and community members will also be able to access the survey online at <a href="/"></a>. Paper surveys will be available upon request, and surveys in Spanish will be sent home with students at select schools across Katy. </p><p>"Community feedback is an important component of our decision-making process. I encourage everyone to participate," Frailey said. "It is only by working together that we will be able to make Katy ISD the best educational experience for every student." </p><p>Katy ISD's enrollment surpassed 70,000 students this year and is projected to top 90,000 by 2023, causing District leaders to characterize the current transportation system as unsustainable.  The key variable for providing transportation services is the availability of drivers.  This is a challenge many school districts face, as it is a well-documented problem across the region, state, and country.</p><p>Once the survey closes on January 21, District leaders will use the results to provide transportation recommendations. Their recommendations will be presented to the Board of Trustees in February or March.</p></div>
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>


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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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