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Katy Independent School District

James E. Taylor High School

 

 

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James E Taylor High School
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Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time Katy ISD Lost Instructional Time <div class="ExternalClassF311D8DB26B041319FDCC2F4C340420B"><p>​As many families and staff continue recovery efforts in our neighborhoods, homes and community, we are also slowly but surely getting back on track with the business of teaching and learning across Katy ISD campuses.  As you ​​know, our students lost two weeks of instructional time as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey.  However, because the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be waiving up to 10 instructional days, there will be no need to extend the 2017-18 instructional calendar, or to modify the Thanksgiving, Christmas/winter, and spring breaks.​</p><p>Our Curriculum Department has worked diligently over the past few weeks to realign and restructure the curriculum unit plans to ensure that all state standards will be taught this school year.  As such, there will be no gaps in the taught and tested curriculum. </p><p>Also, to ensure that our students receive the full benefits of the Katy ISD learning experience, we have identified means to regain lost instructional time to deliver additional support to students.  This includes providing enrichment resources for our families, supplementary study opportunities for Advanced Placement (AP) students, and extending four early release days to full days of instruction.   </p><p><u>Enrichment Resources for Families:<br></u>Online instructional enrichment activities developed by our Curriculum Department are available for parents or guardians to work with their child(ren) at home.  These enhanced learning activities are ungraded and optional, and are available on the <a href="/dept/ci/Pages/Enrichment.aspx">Katy ISD Curriculum & Instruction website​</a>. Each core subject area will be covered for the remainder of the school year.  These subjects include language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. ​</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Support for Advanced Placement (AP) Students:<br></span>Additional study opportunities will also be offered to students preparing for the May 2018 AP exams. Review sessions and resources are currently being developed and will be shared with students, and published on the website later this Fall.</p><p><u>Extending Four Early Release Days:<br></u>The 2017-2018 instructional calendar included six "early release" days that are typically designated for professional development, teacher preparation, and parent conferences. Four of the previously designated early release days (Oct. 9, 20, Feb 16, April 13) will be extended to full instructional days.  This is designed to allow students more time in the classroom, as well as to serve the needs of so many of our families who are displaced by Harvey and depending, now more than ever, on the daily routine of school to bring a sense of normalcy to their child(ren)'s lives.  We understand that October 9 and 20 had been set aside for parent/teacher conferences at many campuses.  However, in lieu of the in-person conferences, parents are encouraged to communicate with teachers by email and/or phone.  Parents should also continue to monitor their student's progress on the <a href="/pages/home-access-center.aspx">Home Access Center</a>.  Friday, December 15 and Thursday, May 24 will remain "early release" days since final exams are given on those dates.</p><p>Thank you for your understanding as we move forward with these post-Harvey initiatives to recapture lost instructional time and to provide additional support to our students and families. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your school. </p></div>
THS StampedeYearbooksTHS StampedeYearbooks<div class="ExternalClass5C6DCEE92DDF45F698F552A90A48B81D"><p><strong>​Stampede Yearbooks</strong> are on sale now for $80. Go to <a href="http://www.balfour.com/texas/katy/james-e-taylor-high-school/%E2%80%8B" target="_blank"><strong>http://www.balfour.com/texas/katy/james-e-taylor-high-school/</strong>​</a> . </p><p><strong>"When They Were Younger"</strong></p><p>Each year, the Stampede Yearbook features pictures of the senior class from when they were younger. Please submit a photo of your Senior to show everyone how cute they used to be….and still are, of course. PLEASE NOTE, THESE ARE NOT ‘BABY’ PICTURES! Please submit school pictures from elementary school! Please do not submit snap shots, sports pictures, or photos younger than elementary school.  Photos may be sent via hard copy or digital. If sending a digital version, please ensure the photo is 300 dpi minimum. Digital images may be emailed to <a href="mailto:stacedhitt@katyisd.org" style="text-decoration-line:underline;outline:0px;font-size:14px;"><strong>stacedhitt@katyisd.org</strong></a>​ </p><p>Deadline: Friday, November 17th</p><p>Contact Ms. Hitt at <a href="mailto:stacedhitt@katyisd.org" style="font-size:14px;"><strong>stacedhitt@katyisd.org</strong></a> or 281-237-9202 for more information​</p><p><strong>Student Ads</strong></p><p>Ads aren’t just for seniors!    Get a group together or just buy one for yourself! The deadline for accepting ads is November 17th or until all space is gone…DON’T WAIT…ORDER NOW! Ads may be emailed to <a href="mailto:stacedhitt@katyisd.org"><strong>stacedhitt@katyisd.org</strong></a> or delivered to the school on either a CD or flash drive.</p><p>Ad sizes: </p><p>Full Page-$325 (11H x 8W)</p><p>½ Page-$200 (5.5H x 8W) </p><p>¼ Page-$150 (5.5H x 4)</p></div>
College & Career NightsCollege & Career Nights<div class="ExternalClass350780E0A94F4A8FBD7F7CA175C2241D"><p>​Because our annual Katy ISD College & Career Night had to be cancelled due to Harvey damage, we have partnered with neighboring school districts to ensure that Katy ISD students have the opportunity to access college recruiters.</p><p><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/College-Career-Nights-2017.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" /></a><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/College-Career-Nights-2017.pdf" target="_blank">College & Career Nights</a></strong><strong></strong></p><h2 style="background-color:#ffffff;">Naviance​</h2><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Naviance is the tool in Katy ISD for college searches and scholarship information. You can locate Naviance by searching for it in MyKatyCloud. </p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">Please see the powerpoint at<strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/NAVIANCE-POWERPOINT-2017-2018.pdf" target="_blank"> this link​</a></strong> for more details.​​</p><p><br></p></div>
Upcoming Testing Dates PSAT, EOCUpcoming Testing Dates PSAT, EOC<div class="ExternalClass2C7381427C424ED388383105A24CA9E1"><p>​<strong>PSAT/NMSQT – Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:25 – 12:00</strong></p><p>ALL 10th and 11th grade students will be participating in the PSAT. Students in 10th and 11th grades who are enrolled in THS will automatically be enrolled in the PSAT test. [<a href="/campus/THS/Documents/PSAT-2017.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>Read full story</strong></a>]</p><p><strong>December EOC Exams – December 4 to 8, 2017</strong></p><p>Students must meet standard on all EOC assessments - English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History -  in order to meet graduation requirements. If your student completed one or more of these courses but did not take the test and/or did not meet standard, he or she will need to take the relevant December EOC exam.  Students who were absent during the original testing window will also test in December.  These THS students will automatically be enrolled by the campus testing facilitator. </p><p>More information on exam preparation activities will be provided in the near future and students will be contacted about the sessions. </p><p>Please contact <strong>Carolyn DuBos, THS Testing Facilitator</strong> at 281-237-3622 or <a href="mailto:carolynkdubos@katyisd.org"><strong>email</strong></a> if you have any questions. </p><div><br></div></div>
School Pictures - Sept 25School Pictures - Sept 25<div class="ExternalClass3730BE9A93FF47AC93912CB9072A7579"><p>​S<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">chool pictures at THS for 9th, 10th and 11th grades will be taken during English classes on Monday, September 25<sup>th</sup></span>​.</p></div>
SAT Testers for October SAT Testers for October <div class="ExternalClassA0A114B3739C4B2F9F82C53F31A2CBE5"><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;">​A bit of good news to share with students and parents: The College Board is offering free registration for the October SAT for students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. They are also offering refunds to impacted students who have already paid the fee. Information at the following link: </p><p style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="https://pages.collegeboard.org/announcement-for-hurricane-harvey-impacted-students?affiliateId=00670-780&bannereId=pages-cms-learn_more%E2%80%8B" target="_blank">https://pages.collegeboard.org/announcement-for-hurricane-harvey-impacted-students?affiliateId=00670-780&bannereId=pages-cms-learn_more​​</a></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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