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Katy ISD Requesting Community Feedback on 2023-2024 Instructional CalendarKaty ISD Requesting Community Feedback on 2023-2024 Instructional Calendar<div class="ExternalClass111F6D4B11524C13A1D25D0BF5858C64"><p>​Katy Independent School District seeks input from the community on its 2023-2024 Instructional Calendar. </p><p>“Building a school calendar that works best for Katy ISD families is an important step to ensure our students reach their full academic potential," said Sherri Ashorn, Discipline and SHARS Administrator. </p><p>This week, parents, students, staff, and community members with an email on file with the District were invited to participate in a brief survey that will provide helpful direction in the development of the 2023-2024 Instructional Calendar. </p><p>All parents, students, employees, and community members are encouraged to participate before the survey closes on Dec. 7. <br></p></div>
Katy ISD Inducts Athletic Hall of Honor MembersKaty ISD Inducts Athletic Hall of Honor Members<div class="ExternalClass068B4B452DCD408E8334720CC67DFDB0"><p>Katy Independent School District recently announced inductees into its Athletic Hall of Honor for 2020 and 2021. The Hall of Honor is a way to recognize the efforts and contributions of former athletes, athletic teams, coaches, and special merit individuals who have brought distinction, honor, and excellence to themselves and to the District.</p><p>Nominations were reviewed by the Katy ISD Athletic Hall of Honor Board and voted on by the Committee.</p><p>The individual inductees were presented on Friday, November 5 during halftime at both Legacy and Rhodes stadiums. </p><h2>2020 Teams</h2><ul><li>2007 Seven Lakes High School Cross Country State Champions</li><li>2007 Cinco Ranch High School Boys Wrestling State Champions</li><li>2007 Katy High School Football State Champions</li><li>2008 Katy High School Football State Champions</li></ul><h2>2020 Individuals  </h2><ul><li>Nate Bryan</li><li>Cynthia Ashley Carter</li><li>Aundre Dean</li><li>Rhonda Anderson Demel</li><li>Melissa Terry Dixon</li><li>Ryan Doer</li><li>Terrence Frederick</li><li>John Gioffre</li><li>Brad Graham </li><li>Matthew Harris</li><li>Sam Holl</li><li>Trent Hunter</li><li>C.J. Jesset</li><li>Shep Klinke</li><li>Dr. Leonard Merrell</li><li>Bo Levi Mitchell</li><li>Lara Gandre Mitchell</li><li>Will Morris</li><li>Susie O'Malley Murray</li><li>Chase Rathke<br></li><li>Chris Roberson</li><li>Jamie Sheets</li><li>Markham Stayton</li><li>Elvin Tapong                                                                                                                                           </li><li>Jimmy Welin<br></li></ul><h2>2021 Individuals </h2><ul><li>Dana Abbott</li><li>Stephanie Figgers Barna</li><li>Don Brown</li><li>Casey Clendenon</li><li>Karl Matthew Falk</li><li>Alicia Ferguson</li><li>Alton Frailey</li><li>Leah Forrest Gibson</li><li>Adam Hall</li><li>Farah Mensik Holder</li><li>Kam Hunt</li><li>Michael Johnson</li><li>Erin Gibson Lechler</li><li>Shanna Dauchy Marhofer</li><li>Tarkyia Mensah</li><li>Nicole Morris</li><li>Christina Denson Poehlmann</li><li>Cameron Reeves</li><li>Neil Schneider</li><li>Lauren Prewitt Shane</li><li>Tamyra Mensah Stock<strong><em> </em></strong></li></ul><p>For more information, <a href="" target="_blank">visit the Katy ISD Athletic Hall of Honor</a>. <br></p><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/HOH1.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:399px;height:263px;" /></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/HOH2.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:402px;height:266px;" /> </p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/HOH3.jpg" alt="""" style="margin:5px;width:404px;height:269px;" /><br></p></div>
Seniors - Order Your Graduation Supplies Here!Seniors - Order Your Graduation Supplies Here!<div class="ExternalClass5E2BE741047C4FF9BC5398B6D2DC6B5D"><p>​<img src="/campus/THS/PublishingImages/THS%20Senior%20Ordering%20Dates.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:660px;height:371px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">See more graduation information by clicking <a href="/campus/THS/Documents/Taylor%20Ordering%202022.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>​.<br></p></div>
Introducing SchoolLinks - LIVE Friday, 10/15/2021Introducing SchoolLinks - LIVE Friday, 10/15/2021<div class="ExternalClassECFD5787A57C41978A1F5FA6A76B09E1"><p>​SchooLinks is a modern, college and career readiness platform to prepare students for what comes after graduation. SchooLinks helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks at Katy ISD is accessible in 6th-12th grades by students and their parents.<br></p><p>SchooLinks features are incredibly user-friendly and were designed to streamline the college and career readiness workflow for counselors and staff.<br></p><p><strong>Using SchooLinks, students and families can:</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys</li><li>Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges</li><li>Create course plans based on career pathways</li><li>Take virtual reality college campus tours</li><li>Search for scholarships</li><li>Learn about financial aid</li><li>Find internship and volunteer opportunities</li><li>Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields</li><li>Create digital portfolios / resumes</li><li>Communicate with counselors</li><li>Build their Personal Graduation Plan<br><br></li></ul><p><strong>Student Login</strong>:</p><p>Students will login to SchooLinks via my Katy Cloud</p><p>Then select SchooLinks logo<br></p><p><img src="/campus/THS/PublishingImages/Counselors/SchoolLinks.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p><strong>Parent/Guardian Login:</strong> </p><p>Parents/Guardians will have login access to Schoolinks at a later date. <br></p><p>If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit <a href=""></a>​<br></p></div>
Are You The Parent Of A Senior?Are You The Parent Of A Senior?<div class="ExternalClass4C27DE4B28E44A5C943145377D44E9DC"><p>​<strong><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Are you a parent of a SENIOR???</span></strong><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"> You’re officially eligible to buy a Senior Ad in the yearbook to publicly recognize your child’s amazing achievements! Full page ads are $300 and include a yearbook with purchase, if you purchase before Thanksgiving break. Half page ads are $150, and quarter page ads are $75. You can design it yourself with whatever images you’d like to include! <strong>Make your senior SMILE by showering them with the love only a Senior Ad in the yearbook can bring.</strong></span>​<br></p></div>
Katy ISD Announces New Location for Free COVID-19 Testing CenterKaty ISD Announces New Location for Free COVID-19 Testing Center<div class="ExternalClassB85D3DD2CB9344788909D329F8FD27DD"><div class="ExternalClass32A5630CF81B450EA6B5516A88D67E10" style="text-align:left;"><p><span>As part of Katy Independent School District's proactive approach to mitigating the spread of COVID-19, beginning Monday, August 30, the District will transition its FREE rapid COVID-19 Testing Center to the Gary A. Voss Project Center located within the Agricultural Sciences Facility.  The testing center's address is:</span><br></p><p>Gary A. Vos Project Center</p><p>5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road</p><p>Katy, TX  77493</p><p>Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p><p>The FREE rapid COVID-19 test is for all enrolled Katy ISD students, as well as district employees and their dependents who are enrolled under the Katy ISD healthcare plan.  The free test is in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) COVID-19 Testing Project.  <br></p><p>“The process is quick and simple and both students and staff will receive their results within a matter of minutes," added Lance Nauman, Director of Katy ISD Risk Management.<br></p><p>Parental/Guardian permission, as well as a reservation, is required for all students who are below 18 years of age.  Permission slips will be available at the testing site and reservations should be made through the following link: <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br></p><p>Additional questions related to this program can be submitted to <a href=""></a>.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # ​#<br></p><p><br></p></div></div>

James E. Taylor High School

20700 Kingsland Blvd.

Katy, Texas 77450

Principal:  Dr. Melinda Stone

Ph: 281.237.3100    Fax: 281.644.1760

School Hours:
       First Bell – 7:08 a.m.
       Tardy Bell – 7:15 a.m.
       Dismissal Bell – 2:35 p.m.
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