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James E. Taylor High School



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PSAT - October 14 PSAT - October 14 <div class="ExternalClass655595BF9B7F4789904C3D50D1802FE8"><p>​Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT on October 14. Here is some information on preparing for thr PSAT. </p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">PSAT/NMSQT​</a></strong></p></div><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/PSAT-Testing-Schedule-2015.pdf" target="_blank">PSAT Bell Schedule</a></strong><div><br></div><div>Where to report that morning:<br><br><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/PSAT-1516-10th-Alpha-Breakdown.pdf" target="_blank">10th Grade Testing Rooms</a></strong></div><div><br></div><div><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/PSAT-1516-11th-Alpha-Breakdown.pdf" target="_blank">11th Grade Testing Rooms</a>​</strong></div>
Homecoming Information-Oct 22, 24 Homecoming Information-Oct 22, 24 <div class="ExternalClassB59D24C2AD6D44E09F9D3036067696C3"><p>​Homecoming is an exciting time for high school students as there are many events and activities to mark the occasion. These handouts compile all the need-to-know information so that you don’t miss anything! </p><p><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Homecoming-Handout-2015.pdf" target="_blank">Homecoming Handout</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/HOMECOMING-DANCE-PRICE-LIST-2015.pdf" target="_blank">Homecoming Photography Price List</a>​</strong></p></div>
Katy ISD Orchestras Selected as 2015 Mark of Excellence WinnersKaty ISD Orchestras Selected as 2015 Mark of Excellence Winners<div class="ExternalClassF96F4B820D7A4A2BA0C2E39D3AFCB00C"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Several Katy ISD student groups were recently selected as winners in the </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Mark of Excellence Honors </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">by the Foundation for Music Education. The Mark of Excellence Honors seek to recognize and award outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands.</span></p><p>The following groups were selected as <strong>National Winners </strong>in the Mark of Excellence:</p><ul><li><strong>Beckendorff Junior High Honor Orchestra</strong>, directed by Karel Butz</li><li><strong>Seven Lakes High School Sinfonia Orchestra</strong>, directed by Desiree Overree</li><li><strong>Seven Lakes High School Symphony Orchestra, </strong>directed by Desiree Overree and Damon Archer</li></ul><p>The following groups were selected as <strong>Commended Winners</strong> in the Mark of Excellence:</p><ul><li><strong>James E. Taylor High School Chamber Orchestra</strong>, directed by Clinton Capshaw</li><li><strong>Seven Lakes High School Wind Symphony</strong>, directed by Damon Archer</li></ul><p>Mark of Excellence Honors consist of the National Wind Band Honors, National Choral Honors, National Orchestra Honors, National Jazz Honors, and National Percussion Ensemble Honors. It is a competition, entered by recordings, in which the top quarter of bands are selected as National Winners and the second quarter receive Commended Honors.​</p><p>Visit the <a href="">Foundation for Music Education</a> website for more information on the individual Mark of Excellence Honors.</p></div>
Links from Open House Tuesday - Sept 8Links from Open House Tuesday - Sept 8<div class="ExternalClassC1C82D588FAF4DD08C8452AC303C9DC1"><p>​Here are some links from Tuesday's Open House.</p><p>Welcome from Mr. Stocks - <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Taylor Made Tutors - <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Math Night Presentation - <a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Math-Night-2015.pdf" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Math Night FAQ - <a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Math-Night-FAQ-2015.pdf" target="_blank">​​</a></p></div>
THS' National Merit Students Announced THS' National Merit Students Announced <div class="ExternalClass8BFAC4E6B1834512B50F490B628CC084"><p>​Click below  to see this year's;</p><p><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/2015-2016_National-Merit-Semifinalists-THS.pdf"><strong>THS National Merit Semifinalists</strong></a></p><p><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/National-Merit-Commended-2015.pdf" target="_blank">National Merit Commended</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="/campus/THS/Documents/National-Hispanic-Scholars-2015.pdf" target="_blank">National Hispanic Scholars​</a></strong></p><p><br></p></div>
THS Hall of HonorTHS Hall of Honor<div class="ExternalClass2E2731E062744A3C973FF3C77BB2C5AD"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">J</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">ames E. Taylor High School is seeking nominations for its Hall of Honor. The Hall of Honor is intended to honor alumni of James E. Taylor High School who have made significant contributions to their field, profession, or to society in general. Nominees must be graduates of James E. Taylor High School from the year 2005 or earlier.</span></p><p>Selection for Hall of Honor inductees will be made by a committee which will include alumni, past and present members of the James E. Taylor faculty, and student leaders.<span style="line-height:1.5;"> </span></p><p>The Hall of Honor will be located in a prominent location on campus and serve as a reminder of the great tradition of James E. Taylor High School and the contributions made by its graduates. Inductees will be invited to the Hall of Honor Induction ceremony, presented with a plaque, and may be featured in our Homecoming week festivities.</p><p>Only complete nominations can be considered. Nominations will be accepted until October 1, 2015.<strong> </strong></p><p><a href=""><strong>Click here to nominate a Taylor alumnus.</strong></a></p></div>
Katy ISD Receives Highest Possible TEA Accountability RatingKaty ISD Receives Highest Possible TEA Accountability Rating<div class="ExternalClass3929397FAEF6461E88AB57520F99609F"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">The Texas Education Agency (TEA) last week released the 2015 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, with Katy ISD receiving the highest possible accountability rating of "Met </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">Standard."</span></p><p>Additionally, every Katy ISD campus met the state standards, with six secondary schools earning all seven possible distinctions and two elementary schools earning all five possible distinctions.</p><p>Districts and campuses are assigned one of three ratings under the accountability system: "Met Standard," "Met Alternative Standard" or "Improvement Required." The rating of "Met Standard" is assigned to districts and campuses that meet performance index targets on all indexes for which they have performance results.</p><p>For more information on the state accountability ratings, visit the <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;">TEA website</a>.</p></div>
Get the Katy "On the Go" APP for your Phone! Get the Katy "On the Go" APP for your Phone! <div class="ExternalClassA0AD7473A73842B891B2AAC7CF54140F"><p>​The old THS phone app is history. Now we are using the Katy ISD mobile app which you can customize for Taylor High School. Here are all the instructions you will need. <strong><a href="/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default.aspx">Click Here.​</a></strong></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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6301 S. Stadium Lane - Katy TX 77494 | 281.396.6000 | Login

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